COMMUNITY CALENDAR

September 14

Scappoose Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on NE 2nd St., Scappoose. Come get your fresh vegetables, fruit, berries, herbs, homemade goods, nursery plants, flowers, handmade products and more.

World Famous St. Helens Farmers Market from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Old Town Waterfront District in front of the old Gracie’s Antiques.

30 Year Sauerkraut Festival Celebration from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Heritage Park, 52469 Se 2nd St., Scappoose, Oregon. The Sauerkraut Festival is returning for the 30-year celebration. Come enjoy entertainment, beer garden by Ixtapa and the Scappoose Famous Sauerkraut Sandwich. For volunteering options or more information, please email 30yrsfestival@gmail.com.

Show & Shine Car Show from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Columbia City Grade School, 2000 2nd St., Columbia City. Registration is $20. For more information, contact Gordon at 503-396-5658.

Strawberry Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Community Hall building, 1850 2nd St., Columbia City. There will also be a prepare fair, craft fair, vendors, kids activities, silent auction, book sale, quilt raffle, beach house stay raffle, Columbia Arts Guild Art Show, live music by "The Decades," hamburgers and hot dogs, and a bake sale held at Columbia City Grade School, 2000 2nd St., Columbia City.

September 19

Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Oregon Pubic Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Highway SE, Salem, OR 97317. Protocol: Uniform (Class A or B preferred). Memorial bands should be worn over badges. For additional information please contact: Julie Olsen at (503) 378-2297.

September 20

Spaghetti Feed from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Wild Currant Catering, 201 S. 1st St., St. Helens. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit the 4th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk. For more information contact Timmi Sue Hald at 503-543-3114 or thald@scappoosepolice.com.

September 21

World Famous St. Helens Farmers Market from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Old Town Waterfront District in front of the old Gracie’s Antiques.

Scappoose Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on NE 2nd St., Scappoose. Come get your fresh vegetables, fruit, berries, herbs, homemade goods, nursery plants, flowers, handmade products and more.

From Hunt to Home: Butchering and Processing Wild Game from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Columbia Soil and Water Conservation District, 35285 Millard Road, St. Helens OR 97051. $40, To Register Online: http://bit.ly/ColumbiaFoodPreservation. Are you a novice or seasoned hunter looking to improve your skills field dressing, butchering and processing local meats? Join OSU Extension in Columbia County for a wild game butchery and canning class this fall! Learn to home butcher, wrap for the freezer and pressure can your wild game safely. This class will include hands-on butchery instruction and a pressure canning demonstration. This class is for adults 18 and over. Space is limited so sign up today!

Columbia County Out of the Darkness community walk will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heritage Park in Scappoose, Oregon. The walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention education and support programs. Registration is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. For more information contact Timmi Sue Hald at 503-543-3114 or thald@scappoosepolice.com.

September 22

Caples Harvest Festival from noon to 5 p.m. at 1925 First St., Columbia City, Oregon. Come by and enjoy apple harvesting, refreshments, frontier craftsmen, making ice cream, churning butter, old-fashioned games and activities, and stories for the kids. Adopt-a-tree at Caples Heritage Orchard. There will be dozens of fundraising items. Fun for all ages.

September 28

Scappoose Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on NE 2nd St., Scappoose. Come get your fresh vegetables, fruit, berries, herbs, homemade goods, nursery plants, flowers, handmade products and more.

World Famous St. Helens Farmers Market from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Old Town Waterfront District in front of the old Gracie’s Antiques.

October 8

Columbia County Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold a meeting from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at 58611 McNulty Way, St. Helens.

October 9

A Lawyer in the Law Library Workshop - Trusts, Wills and Probate - will be held from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Lawyers will provide basic information and answer your questions on the topic of the evening. 270 S. First St., St. Helens. ccll@columbiacll.org. 503-396-5344.

October 13

Sauvie Island Second Sunday Farmer’s Market from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Howell Territorial Park. Enjoy produce, Island beef, honey, eggs, drinking vinegars, plants, flowers, natural botanical skincare, traditional plant medicine, jewelry, crafts, art, food, drinks and more. Contact Sascha Archer at sauviefarmersmarket@gmail.com with questions.

November 13

A Lawyer in the Law Library Workshop - Guardianships - will be held from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Lawyers will provide basic information and answer your questions on the topic of the evening. 270 S. First St., St. Helens. ccll@columbiacll.org. 503-396-5344.

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January 14

Columbia County Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold a meeting from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at 58611 McNulty Way, St. Helens.

April 14

Columbia County Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold a meeting from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. at 58611 McNulty Way, St. Helens.

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On Going Events

Mondays

• St. Helens Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday at the Village Inn. Call 503-369-1005 for more information.

• Community Action Team Board of Directors meetings from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month in the CAT boardroom, 125 N. 17th St., St. Helens. No meetings on Monday holidays.

• VFW Post #1440 meets at 7 p.m. every second Monday at the Elks Club. For details, call David Belden at 503-397-2147.

• Genial Genealogists meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in the auditorium at the St. Helens Library.

• Manga/Anime Club meets from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the St. Helens Library. If you enjoy reading manga, watching anime, listening to J-pop or watching K-dramas. Ages 12 to 18. No meeting on May 27.

• Oregon Hunters Association Columbia County Chapter membership meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Kozy Korner Restaurant in St. Helens. Come at 6:30 p.m. for some good food and visiting.

• The Greater St. Helens Aquatic District Board Meetings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the Eisenschmidt Pool Basement.

• The Columbia County Fair Board Meetings take place at 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the 4-H Building, 58892 Saulser Rd. (No meeting in December).

• St. Helens MS Self-Help Group meets on the third Monday of every month from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the St. Helens Library, Armstrong Room, 375 18th St., St. Helens, OR. Contact Sheryl Adair at 503-410-0752 or Annette Shinkle at 503-366-4306.

Tuesdays

• Kiwanis Day Breakers Club meets at 7 a.m. at the Village Inn, 535 S. Columbia River Highway, St. Helens. For more details, Colleen DeLong at 503- 367-5993.

• McNulty Water People’s Utility District Board Meeting is at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at 34240 Millard Road, Warren.

• Baby Storytime at 10:15 a.m. at the St. Helens Library. Caregivers with children ages six months to two years are invited to join for stories, fingerplays, songs, bounces, tickles, and other activities that support early brain development, language acquisition, and motor skill growth. Stay after for free play.

• The Columbia County Law Library will be holding Court Forms Clinics every Tuesday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (weather permitting). Get help filling our court forms commonly used in the Columbia County courthouse. The forms are free and the clinic is free. Sign up is required and is available at the courthouse Mon. – Fri. from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or at the Law Library Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 270 S. First St., St. Helens. Questions, contact 503-396- 5344, or ccll@columbiacll.org, or davis12000@aol.com.

• Community Meal in the Parish Hall at First Lutheran Church, St. Helens from 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free dinner. For more details on how to help, or volunteer, call 503-397-0090.

Wednesdays

• Rotary Club of Columbia County – St. Helens meeting is held at the Warren Country Inn at 12 p.m. For more information, call 503-397-2341.

• Columbia SWCD meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m., 35285 Millard Rd., St. Helens. December’s meeting will be held at 6 p.m.

• Toddler Storytime at 11:15 a.m. at the St. Helens Library. Bring your two- and three-year old’s for songs, stories, dances, wiggles and more. Designed to support early brain development, language acquisition, and motor skill growth. Stay after for free play.

• Lawyer in the Law Library is a series of talks about common legal problems. Meeting are on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. A lawyer will provide basic information and answer your questions about the topic of the evening. Columbia County Law Library, 270 S. First St., St. Helens. Call 503-396-5344 with questions.

• Dementia Support Group meets the second Wednesday of the month from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Avamere at St. Helens, 2400 Gable Rd. Call 503-366- 8070 for more information.

• Stay-And-Play Storytime from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Scappoose Library Meeting Room. Young children are invited for songs, stories, finger plays, and rhymes. After story time, the kids will have time to play with fun toys and interact with each other. This program is geared toward preschool ages, but kids of all ages are welcome to attend.

• Port of Columbia County Board of Commissioners hold meetings at 8:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Port of Columbia County office, 100 E St., Columbia City.

Thursdays

• Kiwanis Club of St. Helens meets at 12 p.m. at the Elks Club. For more information call 503-397-6503.

• The VFW Auxiliary meets the second Thursday of each month at the St. Helens Senior Center at 1 p.m. Call Sherry at 503-397-2147 for more information.

• First Thursday is a monthly community meeting at 7 p.m. with the St. Helens Police Department held on the first Thursday of each month at Columbia Center's auditorium, 375 S 18th St. in St. Helens. A new topic is presented at each meeting by a police officer, or police staff, related to community safety, crime prevention, police services, or seasonal-specific safety information.  For more details, call 503-397-3333.

• Fiber Fanatics meet Thursdays from 10 a.m. – noon in the Armstrong Room at the St. Helens Library. Join others who knit, crochet, spin, weave, needle point, cross-stitch, rug hook, and/or embroider in a relaxed setting. Bring a snack and enjoy conversations.

• Columbia Arts Guild meets Thursdays at 10 a.m. in the auditorium at the St. Helens Library. Bring your own art to work on. All disciplines of art welcome.

• Preschool Storytime at 11:15 a.m. at the St. Helens Library. Bring your three to five-year-old and their caregivers for stories, songs and dances with scientific inquiry and artistic expression in order to support children’s development and growth.

• River City Singers seeks new members for community chorus, directed by Alice Boyer. First United Methodist Church, 560 Columbia Blvd., St. Helens from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. This is a non-audition choir. For more information call 503-396-0939, or come to any rehearsal.

• Community Meal in the Parish Hall at First Lutheran Church, St. Helens from 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free dinner. For more details on how to help or volunteer call 503-397-0090.

• ASD Family Support Group meets every first Thursday from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at 52588 NE 2nd St., Scappoose, Oregon. Adults only, no kiddos please Bring a snack to share. Receive support, encouragement and help your family thrive with ASD. For details, contact Sharrie Kreins, at 503-396-3361.

Fridays

• Veteran’s Breakfast at the Village Inn in the Banquet Room the first Friday of every month. Doors open at 7 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8 a.m. Guest speakers will discuss topics that are important to local Veterans and their families. All veterans are welcome to attend.

• Little Builders for Pre-schoolers from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Scappoose Library Meeting Room. Build fun projects using pulleys, cogs, wheels, and Legos and enter the world of STEM for kids. We will explore how things work, build new worlds and have fun too.

• American Legion meet the first Friday of each month at 8 a.m., America’s Best Value Inn, 535 S. Columbia Highway, St. Helens. The meetings are held in the meeting room behind the lounge.

• St. Helens Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution have a Social Sweet Tea from 2 p.m. - 4p.m. every Friday at Caples House Museum. (no social on the day after Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas) There is a $5 fee that goes to the Caples House Museum.

Saturdays

• The Ukulele Group meets Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the auditorium in the St. Helens Library. Please call the St. Helens Public Library at 503-397-4544 to register.

• Ukulele Extra Hour – Instruction in Ukulele Topics is an extra hour of instruction and coaching to extend your musical skills on the ukulele. This is generally scheduled on the second Saturday of each month (check the Library schedule for any specific month) from noon – 1 p.m. at the St. Helens Library.

• The St. Helens Writers’ Guild meets the second Saturday of each month from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Armstrong Room at the St. Helens Library. Open to all writers.

• NAMI Columbia County Support Group, National Alliance on Mental Illness, meets on the second Saturday of every month from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. at the Elks Veterans Bunker, 125 S. 13th St., St Helens, Oregon. For more information, contact Judy Thompson, at 503-397-6056, or contact NAMI Oregon, at 503- 230-8009.

• Writers Write. Will be held on the first and third Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the St. Helens Library Auditorium. Join your fellow writers in silent word sprints, encourage each other, exchange ideas and write. Open to writers of all ages, backgrounds, and introvert levels.

• St. Helens Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution meet every second Saturday at noon at Caples House Museum in Columbia City.

Sundays

• Resonate Recovery from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at 220 S. 1st St, St. Helens. Bible based, Christ-centered spiritual recovery meeting for those struggling with addictions and compulsive behavior. Everyone is loved and welcomed. Free childcare during meeting for infants through sixth grade. For more information, contact Bert @ 503-475-3586, or bnewton@ acacialumber.com, Debbie @ 503-560-0521, or check the “Resonate” Facebook page.

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