Find Your Community Here

Elkton is a vibrant rural community filled with people who have a passion for art, history, outdoor activities and food! And ECEC is the perfect place to meet people who share your interests or to learn a new skill. We host monthly themed community dinners and are the host site for a weekly lunch for seniors. Seasonal workshops and guest speakers offer information on everything from backyard butterfly habitats to the history of the Umpqua River Valley. Volunteering is another great way to connect with people or explore a new interest. ECEC is also home to a wide range of community groups, from fiber artists to book clubs.

New to the area?  Find a group below, or check out our calendar of events.

Elkton Seniors

Come join the Elkton Senior Group in the ECEC Library on most Tuesdays at noon for a delicious lunch and wonderful fellowship.  Donation for lunch $5.00. Call Jim Cline (541-459-2660) or Margaret Waldrope (541-389-2359) or email margaret@riverinnelkton.com for more info.

Elkton Quilters & Friends

Whether you are an experienced quilter or a novice, if you love fabric and good company come join the Elkton Quilters & Friends on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of every month, from 10am to 2pm in the library.  Cutting mats, rulers, ironing boards and irons available. Contact barbshopper124@gmail for more information.

Knitting Group

Following ECEC sponsorship of an UCC knitting class, another informal group formed, composed of knitters and crocheters.  Known casually as the “Knit-wits,” they meet every Thursday afternoon in the library for several hours of creativity.  Anyone, regardless of skill level, is welcome to attend and help or advice is always available for your project problems.

Spinners & Weavers

If you have an appreciation for traditional fiber arts, this group is for you.  Area spinners meet at ECEC on Tuesdays from 2-4. Fort Umpqua provides the perfect setting for the group in the summer months; the rest of the year they meet in the library / community building. Try your hand at spinning, get advice on your current project, or just come to watch and visit.

Book Club

This is an informal group that has celebrated over 10 years of exchanging opinions about books.  They meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the ECEC library for lunch and conversation. Come join the gathering and share what you read!

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