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Here's what's going on in and around Molalla this week, plus upcoming and ongoing events

GRAPHIC ILLULSTRATION BY KRISTEN WOHLERS - Here's what's going on in and around Molalla this week, Jan. 10-16.

THIS WEEK

HORTICULTURE CONFERENCE

The North Willamette Horticulture Society will hold their annual conference and trade show from Jan. 9-11 at the Clackamas County Event Center. For more information, contact Jan Egli at 971-373-5912.

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

The Molalla River School District will hold a regular school board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the district office. The public is invited to attend.

CHAMBER BANQUET

Reservations must be made by Jan. 12 for the Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce annual fundraiser banquet and auction. This year's event is called Diamonds & Ice, and it will take place at Legends/Arrowhead on HWY 213 on Saturday, Jan. 27. The no host bar opens at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The cost for dinner is $35 each, $200 with one bottle of wine for a table of four and $400 with two bottles of wine for a table of eight. Reservations can be made online at molallachamber.com or by calling 503-829-6941.

HELPING HANDS

Colton Helping Hands will have its annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m. at the Colton Community Center.

The meeting is open to the public.

The Molalla Acoustic Jam has ended. Jerry and I want to thank the local establishments for giving the Jam space: Molalla Historical Society, Hoffman House Restaurant, Seventh Day Adventist Church and Molalla Christian Church and all the jammers over the ten plus years. -Jerry and Marilyn

UPCOMING

DISASTER PREP

A workshop called Disaster Preparedness for Seniors will be held Thursday, Jan. 18, from 10:45-11:45 a.m. at the Molalla Adult Community Center. Learn how to protect yourself and cope with winter weather issues. What would you do if basic services such as water, gas, electric or communications was cut off.

SUPPORT GROUP

A new GriefShare support group series will being on Monday, Jan. 22, at the Molalla Adult Community Center. This is a 13-week support group offering help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Meetings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Monday. For more information, contact Karin Watts at 503-866-6573 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ARTHRITIS EDUCATION

An Arthritis Education workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 10:45-11:45 a.m. at the Molalla Adult Community Center. What is arthritis, how does it affect your body and what are some ways to manager/treat the pain? Jenn Fifer from Home Instead Senior care will be the speaker.

ONGOING

WARMING CENTER

Molalla Warming Center is now open at 209 Kennel Avenue from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. on nights that the National Weather Service projects will reach 33 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. Each day's opening will be announced on the center's Facebook page by approximately 1 p.m. For questions or comments, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The City of Molalla is looking for volunteers for its Wastewater Facility and Collection Advisory Committee. To pick up a short application, visit the city hall offices at 117 Molalla Ave. For more information call 503-829-6855.

CITY SURVEY

What should Molalla look and feel like in the future is a question the City of Molalla wants help in determining. To that end, the city is ready for phase 2 of the Molalla Area Visioning Project, and it wants community input.

With phase 1 complete, the city now turns to phase 2, which includes a survey that will be open to the public through Jan. 31, 2018. To access the survey, go to https://molalla.forms-db.com/view.php?id=13822.

SOUP KITCHEN

Molalla United Methodist Church will open a soup kitchen every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. and the fourth Saturday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. They will provide a nutritious meal at no charge to those who desire or need them. Donations of juice, cheese, veggies, fruit and finances are welcome. The soup kitchen also needs volunteers to help cook, serve, wash dishes, and clean tables.

To volunteer go to the Facebook page and leave your phone number.

BIBLE STUDY

A "Study the Bible" program will feature an eight-week free class through Molalla's Church of Christ. The program can be done from home and provides direction and materials.

For more information, call 503-829-8520.

AQUATIC CENTER

The Molalla Aquatic District holds public Regular Board Meetings every Tuesday at the Molalla Aquatic Center. The fourth Tuesday meetings are at 7 p.m. and other Tuesday meetings are at 6:30 p.m. The agenda for each upcoming meeting is posted at molallapool.com.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at the Molalla Adult Community Center are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 3 p.m. The center is at 315 Kennel Ave., in Molalla.

AQUATIC CENTER SURVEY

The Molalla Aquatic Center seeks community input on a survey related to pool operations. Visit the website at www.molallapool.com, select 'survey' from the options, and fill out the survey. The site also includes updates, meetings notices and other information.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

A grief support group will meet each Tuesday from Sept. 12 through Dec. 12 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Molalla Adult Community Center. The meetings are open to anyone struggling from loss.

There will be DVD presentations, discussions, and more. For more information, call 503-866-6573 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DIABETES CLASS

The Molalla Adult Community Center will hold a class, Preventing Type 2 Diabetes, on Sept.21, 12:45-1:45 p.m. p.m. This class will meet once a week for several months. The class focuses on prevention, but those who have been diagnosed already are also welcome. A donation of $10 for materials is suggested.

SUPPORT GROUP

A Parkinson's Disease Support Group has started up in Molalla.

The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Molalla Adult Community Center. Families, care partners and friends are welcome. For more information, contact Debbie at 503-829-6008.

AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS

Monday Night Miracles Al-Anon Family Group (AFG) meets at the Smyrna United Church of Christ, 31119 S. Hwy 170 on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Molalla AFG meets at the Molalla United Methodist Church, 111 Mathias Road, on Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

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