First Annual Tree Lighting at Ardenwald

The First Annual Tree Lighting at Ardenwald will be held on Saturday, December 9 at Ardenwald Elementary School (8950 SE 36th Ave). The family fun begins at 4:00 p.m. with pictures with Santa, live music, and crafts for kids. At 5:00 p.m. the tree will light up.

The tree lighting event is hosted by Hopecity Church. The event is not sponsored or supported by the North Clackamas School District.

Holiday Potluck Moved to New Date

Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association’s Holiday Potluck will be held on a new date, Monday, December 18, 2017. At the regular meeting last October, the board discussed moving the potluck date because the fourth Monday in December is Christmas Day.

The location and times remain the same as with the regular neighborhood meetings: Milwaukie Cafe & Bottle Shop, 9401 SE 32nd Ave., 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Every December, the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association hosts a potluck in lieu of its regular neighborhood meeting.

Sunday Parkway Rolls Through Sept. 24

It’s time to check those bicycle tires, lube that chain, fit your helmet and roll on out as the dual city Sunday Parkways returns on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both Portland and Milwaukie are sharing the family-friendly 8.5-mile Sunday Parkways route touring through Sellwood-Moreland and several Milwaukie neighborhoods.

The route includes a tour of the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood along SE 29th Ave. and SE Olsen St., and four event stops, including one stop at Water Tower Park at the corner of SE Harvey St. and SE 40th Ave.

Streets on the event route will be closed to motor vehicles. City of Milwaukie ensures local residents on the route (including the dead-ends west of 29th Ave.) will have access.

City of Milwaukie is seeking volunteers to help out with the event. For more information, to view the route map, to volunteer, or to contact for questions, please visit the City of Milwaukie’s Sunday Parkways page.

Terrace Cleanup Work Party, Sun., Mar. 19

The garden on Johnson Creek Boulevard that has the Ardenwald sign in it is maintained by neighborhood volunteers. Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association is looking for able bodies to help pull weeds, lay mulch, and clean up the Johnson Creek Blvd. terrace area for our community.

The cleanup will take place Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. along SE Johnson Creek Blvd. between SE Brookside and SE 43rd Ave.

Some tools,are provided, but bring gloves and appropriate clothing for working in the dirt and for the weather. All ages are welcome to help.