October 24

Hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, October 24

Due to COVID19, three earlier Household Hazardous Waste Collections were canceled. The County will offer a collection event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 24 at the Transfer Station, 1601 Railroad Avenue in St. Helens. These are important events if you have accumulated household quantities of hazardous materials that need a proper, and free, disposal.

Please check the Columbia County website for further information on what they take and updates in case of COVID cancellation:

October 31

October 31

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Drive-Through from 1 to 4 p.m. at the St. Helens Recreation Center, 1910 Old Portland Road in St. Helens. Sponsored by the City of St. Helens, Berry, and Guild Mortgage. This family-friendly experience is designed to allow you to celebrate al the booths, tricks and treats of Halloween from the comfort and safety of your car.

Ghoulish Grab 'n Go from 5-7 p.m. at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office located at 901 Port Ave in St. Helens on Halloween. Celebrate a safe Halloween this year and come by to grab some candy. For more information, call 503-366-4611.

Scappoose Police Department Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treating from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Scappoose Police Department, 33568 E Columbia Ave, Scappoose. Police said they will take precautions to keep everyone safe.

On Going Events

The Spirit of Halloweentown. Old Town District in St. Helens. See the entire event schedule and locations at, and

Lotus Collection

Operators of the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland are inviting the public to see the largest lotus collection in the Pacific Northwest. Known as “he hua” in Mandarin, the lotus is a symbol of purity in Chinese culture and the most popular summer bloom in southern China.

Lan Su Chinese Garden, at 239 NW Everett Street in Portland, and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visitors and garden members are encouraged to reserve their timed entries, in advance. Facial covering is required. Daily admission is $12.95 with reduced rates for students and seniors. Admissions are available now at


Resonate Recovery

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. For more information, contact Bert @ 503-475-3586, or bnewton@, Debbie @ 503-560-0521, or check the “Resonate” Facebook page.

To list an event in the Community Calendar, email details with a phone number that may be published for anyone that might have questions, to, or call 503-397-0116



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