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Reoccurring and upcoming events taking place in and round Canby in the coming days, weeks and months.

STOCK IMAGE - Canby, otherwise known as The Garden Post, has a plethora of upcoming events scheduled in and around town and the region.Bethany Church will hold blood drive Wednesday

Canby's Bethany Church will hold a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, July 26, at 450 S. Ivy St. in Canby. The drive will be open to drop-ins in addition to those with appointments.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-2767 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code CanbyCommunity.

Library has reading club events, book club meeting

The Canby Public Library will finish up July with a few reading program events, as well as a book club meeting. July 26 at 6 p.m. Just for Teens. Nintendo Game Night; July 27 at 6:30 p.m. Ventriloquist Vikki Gasko Green; July 28 at 11 a.m. Science Show: Explosions, Inc.; History book group on Wednesday, July 26, at 4 p.m. discussing "The Aviator's Wife," by Melanie Benjamin.

Chamber After Hours set for ReMax office

The Canby Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Chamber After Hours event on Thursday, July 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lana Wilson/ReMax Equity Group office, 255 SW First Ave.

This is a free business networking event for current and future members of the Canby Area Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, contact the chamber at 503-266-4600.

'Mary Poppins' play set for near future

Canby Community Theatre will present "Mary Poppins" on stage July 28-39 and Aug. 4-5 at the Richard R. Brown Fine Arts Center in Canby.

Show times for July 28 and Aug. 4 are 7 p.m., and 2 and 7 p.m. for July 29 and Aug. 5.

Cost is $12 for all seats. Tickets are available at Cutsforth's Thriftway, at the door, or online at www.instantseats.com.

Evangelical Chapel plans VBS program

Evangelical Community Chapel in Canby will hold a Vacation Bible School from July 31 to Aug. 4 at 29079 Cascade Highway.

The VBS, titled SonQuest Tropical Rainforest, runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day and features crafts, stories, snacks and games. For more information call 503-970-7722.

Tours of NWREC offered at end of each month

The North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) is offering tours of their experimental farm near Aurora.

The tours will be the last Friday of each month from through September. All tours run from 2 to 4 p.m. and are open to anyone. The tours are free.

The purpose of the program is to share the work at NWREC with anyone interested in agriculture, farming, and food production in the region. Call the Center at 503-678-1264 to let the office know you will be coming out.

Tour dates at the NWREC are July 28, Aug. 25, and Sept. 29. Tours begin in the main parking lot at 2 p.m.

Adult center sets party for retiring Suzie Voss

The Canby Adult Center will celebrate Suzie Voss, the center's food services manager, for her 30 years of service to the senior community of Canby with a party on Friday, Aug. 4, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the adult center, 1250 S. Ivy St. Light refreshments will be served.

Fair and rodeo set annual kickoff party for Aug. 5

The Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo kickoff party will be Saturday, Aug. 5, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Clackamas County Fair and Event Center. The evening will feature the ribbon cutting ceremony for the announcer's stand, renaming the rodeo arena to the Bob Traverso Arena and more.

The event is free.

Peace Village program set for Smyrna UCC

Smyrna UCC will hold its summer Peace Village for children in kindergarten through sixth grade Aug. 7 to 11 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $25, which includes a Peace Village t-shirt, daily snacks, art supplies, and all other materials.

This curriculum, developed by Peace Village, is offered around the world in a number of sites. There are 11 Peace Camps in Oregon, and this is the only one in the Canby/Molalla area.

For more information about Peace Village, Inc., visit them at www.peacevillageinc.org/. For a registration form for Smyrna's Peace Camp, go to www.smyrna-ucc.org. Registrations are due by July 28.

Local woman sets musical evening before college

Samantha Owings will have a farewell concert on Aug. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Meridian School, 27905 S. Meridian Road in Aurora. Owings is headed to BYU for college. She will do classical religious musica form 6 to 7 p.m., folk and Celtic/Irish music from 7 to 8 p.m., and original music with jazz from 8 to 9 p.m., all using a harp, keyboard and her singing voice. A lawn chair is suggested.

For more information, call 503-651-2270 or 503-419-7074.

Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo coming

The Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo returns with all the things fairgoers have come to love about the event, plus a little something different.

This year's fair runs Aug. 15-19 at its Canby location, but for the first time in quite a while, will not be open on Sunday. This year's fair and rodeo runs Tuesday through Saturday.

As always, the fair will feature a large list of vendors and plenty of entertainment and special exhibits. And in conjunction, the Canby Rodeo will deliver plenty of PRCA action at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Additionally, there will be the annual talent show, Golden Wedding Game, barbecue dinners in the grove and it all gets started with the annual Kiwanis Kiddie Capers Parade Tuesday morning.

Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.

For more information, check the website at www.clackamas.us/fair/fair.html.

Clackamas Repertory sets new production

The Clackamas Repertory Theatre will hold the production "The Melody Lingers On," by Irving Berlin each weekend through Aug. 27 at the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College.

The shows will be at 7:30 p.m. on thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with Sunday featuring a 2:30 p.m. matinee.

Cost is $15 for adults, $36 for adults and $34 for seniors.

For more information, check the website at www.clackamasrep.org/ or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 503-594-6047.

Annual Dahlia Festival gearing up for 2017 season

This year's Swan Island Dahlia Festival will be held Saturday through Monday, Aug. 26-28 and Sept. 2-4 at the Canby facility.

Indoor displays will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with field hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will demonstrations and classes, as well as food and beverages. Live music will be from noon to 4 p.m. each day.

For more information, check the website at www.dahlias.com/annualdahliafestival.aspx.

Registration for Canby's annual 3-on-3 tourney is open

Registration has opened from the Canby Rotary's 18th Annual Nothing-But-Net Basketball Tournament slated for the streets around Canby's Wait Park on July 29.

The three-on-three tournament is for ages 8 to adult. Deadline for registration is July 12 by mail (PO Box 926, Canby, OR 97013) or by email on July 15.

For registration forms, see www.nothingbutnet.canby.com.

Imagination library enrollment still looking for children

Children from birth until their fifth birthday who live in the Canby School District can receive a free book by mail each month through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Canby Kiwanis is sponsoring this ongoing program to foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime, and encourages parents to enroll their children from birth. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home. It's a free gift, with no cost or obligation to the family, although you are asked to notify the program if your address changes. Online enrollment is available at imaginationlibrary.com, or registration forms are available at the Canby Kiwanis Thrift Store and the Canby Public Library.

New season of Canby Farmers Market has begun

Canby Farmers Market runs each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along NW First Avenue, between Holly and Ivy streets.

This year's market will feature 25 vendor booths, live music, face painting, wine tasting, fresh produce, kettle corn and much more. For more information or to find out about being a vendor, check the website at www.thecanbyfarmersmarket.com/.

This year's market will run every Saturday through Sept. 30.

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