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Media Release: Joint Statement on the Wichita Center

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We are pleased to announce that today the administration and representatives of the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District Board and the North Clackamas School District Board came to a tentative agreement on the terms of the sale of the Wichita Center Property. We believe these terms meet the needs of both organizations and, more importantly, will mean that we will be able to continue to offer valuable services to some of our most vulnerable members of the community at the Wichita Center without interruption.

Each team will share with their respective Boards at an upcoming public joint meeting in June. That date and location will be announced soon.

Media contact: Clackamas County PIO
Phone: 503-742-4374

Summer Camps

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Summer Camps for Web with Registration

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Join Metro naturalist Dan Daly and explore the 224 plus acres of Mt. Talbert Nature Park during winter.  Please note that the trail is steep and uneven in places.

Nature Walk with naturalist Dan Daly
Suitable for ages 10 and older
Fee: Adults: $5, Children under 18: free
Date/Time: Sa     1/21/12     10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Advance registration is required by calling NCPRD at 503-794-8092.


Upcoming Events

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The Milwaukie Center holds several fantastic events throughout the year. Below are the details of what is coming up in the next few months:


Community Garden Sign-Ups

Time to Think About Planting a Garden

Register Now!

$15 per raised bed; $20 per in-ground bed

Milwaukie Center, in partnership with Clackamas County Master Gardeners, has a wonderful community garden available for rent during the growing season. The garden boasts both raised beds and in-ground plots. First priority on plot rentals goes to prior year renters who are in good standing with the program, older adults (55+) and people with disabilities in North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District.

Proceeds help pay for maintenance and costs of caring for the garden. Due to the high demand for the garden plots, the limit is one per person. Applications are available at the Milwaukie Center Information Desk. For more information, call Lisa Kasubuchi at 503-653-8100.
Volunteer Recognition

Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2-3:30 p.m.

Tell the Truth. Do you Dare? Milwaukie Center volunteers are invited to enjoy this annual event honoring them for their gracious and selfless dedication. Entertainment, door prizes, refreshments, raffle prizes and much more will be provided. For more information, call Judith Kallio at 503-653-8100.

Volunteer Recognition flyer


Healthy Aging Seminar: Understanding Acid Reflux Disease

Tuesday, Apr. 24, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Nancy Frazeur, Providence Hospital Registered Dietician, will discuss acid reflux disease, commonly known as GERD, the symptoms and how to prevent prolonged episodes. There is no fee for this seminar. To register, call Abby Kennedy at 503-653-8100.


Save the Date

Wine and Roses Dinner

Saturday, May 19, 5:30 p.m.

Gray Gables Estate, 3009 SE Chestnut St, Milwaukie, OR

$45 per person, $320 table for 8

Join us for this great evening of fun and fundraising. In addition to silent and live auctions, there will be a casino night, dinner, music and dancing. Have a night out and support the Milwaukie Center at the same time. “Aunt Lena” will also be on site providing special entertainment. To register, call the Friends office at 503-653-8100. Sponsored by: Prudential HomeServices.

Wine and Roses Save the Date postcard


Trolley Trail Construction

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NCPRD, Clackamas County and other partners are working together to build the future Trolley Trail, a six-mile bike and pedestrian trail. It connects neighborhoods from downtown Milwaukie to the City of Gladstone and beyond.

The trail, beginning construction now(March 2011), will follow the historic streetcar right-of-way that ran in the area from 1893 until 1968. Construction is expected to be completed by late fall.

If you have questions or concerns, contact Pam Girtman (503-742-4353 or or check the website at


See you at the grand opening this fall!

Volunteer Today!

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Over 400 volunteers gather yearly to provide their valuable time and experience to the Milwaukie Center. Without our volunteers, many in the North Clackamas community would go without a healthy fresh daily meal. Others would go long periods of time without the opportunity to simply leave their home.The Milwaukie Center offers many different opportunities for you to share your skills. We want to make sure you find the position that fulfills your desire to make a difference in your community. Questions: Call Judith Kallio, Volunteer Coordinator, 503-653-8100, 1-3 pm, Mon-Fri.

Job Opportunities

Clerical and Business

  • Receptionist
  • Clerical/Phone/Filing
  • Computer/Data Entry
  • Tax Preparation – seasonal
  • Legal/Financial


  • Travel Desk Assistant
  • Photography
  • Recreation Assistant

Friends of the Milwaukie Center

  • Special events
  • Bingo – Thu, 5:30-9:30 pm
  • Board Members
  • Quilters – Thu, 9-11:30 am
  • Rose Guardians
  • Gift Shop Sales
  • Data Entry
  • Greeting Card Writer


  • Committee Member
  • Board Member
  • Public Speaking
  • Fund-raising
  • Business Contacts

Health and Medical

  • Support Group Facilitator
  • Respite Program Aides
  • RN (current license)
  • LPN (current license)


  • General Help
  • Wood Cutting
  • Wood Stacking
  • Wood Delivery
  • Bus Washer
  • Painter
  • Pressure Washing

Special Interest or Skills

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Graphic Arts
  • Music Vocal/Instrument
  • Bulletin Board Designer
  • Quilt Show Volunteers – March
  • Librarian
  • Bottle Recycler
  • Ani-meals Delivery Driver

Nutrition and Transportation

  • Food Server 10 am-1 pm
  • Pete’s Café 8:30 am-1 pm
  • Meals on Wheels driver 10:30 am – 1 pm
  • Food Packer 8-11:30 am
  • Food Packer 1-2:30 pm
  • Bread Sales 9:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Dining Room Front Desk
  • Money Counter 12:45-1:30 pm
  • Grocery Shopping Assistant 9 am – 3 pm

Click here for available volunteer position descriptions

Click here for the Volunteer Application

New at the Milwaukie Center

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Fitness Class Demos

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Kick off 2011 with FITNESS CLASS DEMOS at the Milwaukie Center!

Welcome the New Year with good intentions, resolutions, and renewed energy. What better way to put resolutions into practice than by exercising the mind and body? If your goal is to begin an exercise routine, lose weight, improve your flexibility, or just get healthy, the Milwaukie Center has the right class for you. The Milwaukie Center offers a wide assortment of classes and activities to get you going this winter and allow you to do the things you need to do but still have the energy to let you do the things you want to do! For more information, contact Tina at 503-794-8092.

Zumba Gold for Newbies – only $9!

Monday, January 3 & 10, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Zumba Gold combines Meringue, Salsa, Cha Cha, and other Latin rhythms for a great low-impact aerobic class. Specifically designed for people just starting an exercise routine, seniors, or those that want a slower pace.

Yoga in Chairs – Free!

Monday, January 3, 2:45 – 3:30 pm

Feel all the benefits of yoga without getting on the floor.

Circuit Training – Free!

Tuesday, January 4, 12:30 – 1:15 pm

Work your way through a variety of exercise stations.

Stability Ball – Free!

Tuesday, January 4, 1:15 – 1:45 pm

Strengthen your core while keeping your body balanced.

Strength & Relax Yoga – Free!

Tuesday, January 4, 2 – 3 pm

Learn to meditate, breathe, stretch, and balance.

Fusion Flow – Free!

Tuesday, January 4, 3:15 – 4:15 pm

This NIA inspired class combines dance, martial arts, and healing art forms.

Qigong – Free!

Wednesday, January 5, 12:15 – 12:45 pm

Qigong – a relaxing, meditative exercise with origins in China – is a combination of slow, repetitive movements, stretching, and mediation.

Zumba for Newbies – only $9!

Thursday, January 6 & 13, 6:55 – 7:55 pm

Want to try Zumba classes, but wish they would slow down a bit? Learn the basic steps of Meringue, Salsa, and Cha Cha.

Additional Big Surf! Swims

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Need an escape from the cold and cloudy weather? Head to the “other Oregon Coast” here at the North Clackamas Aquatic Park. We have Big Surf! where you can catch a wave or zip down the slides on Saturdays noon to 7 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. Additional swim days are Jan. 17 and Feb. 21, 1 to 5 p.m. Call 503-557-SURF!