Sunday in the Park in Aurora coming up

Calvary Mennonite and Rock of Salvation Churches will hold Sunday in the Park at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 13, at the Aurora City Park. There will be food, music, and games for the kids.

The day will featuring evangelist and gospel singer Nehemiah Brown. He and his wife Carol have ministered in Hawaii, Florida, and the Pacific Northwest.

Nehemiah was a regular guest on TBN in Hawaii. He has also been a guest gospel singer at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and for Bravo! Vancouver in Vancouver, WA. This event is being sponsored by Calvary Mennonite and Rock of Salvation Churches. For more information call 503-266-2202.

Hopkins Community Forest Day this weekend

Everyone is invited for a work day and BBQ in the woods from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 12, at Hopkins Demonstration Forest, 16750 S. Brockway Road, Oregon City.

Projects and events include poison oak control with Glenn Ahrens, from OSU Forestry Extension; stone and masonry work with Hopkins forest host Marcelino; brush control and road mowing with Hopkins forest educator Peter Matzka, and signage cleanup.

Contact Jean at the Extension office to RSVP at 503-655-8631 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, contact Peter Matzka, Hopkins Forest Educator at 503-884-6202 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./

CUMC to host Neighborhood Block Party

On Saturday July 19, 2014, from 3 to 7 p.m., the community of faith of Canby UMC is hosting a free block party for the community. All are welcome to join in this afternoon of great food, fun for children of all ages, music and opportunity for conversation and connection. The meal will include BBQ chicken, caesar salad, rolls, watermelon and peach cobbler. Canby Community Preschool will have a play area for children, and there will be crafts and games for older children. CUMC Quilters will be at work on current quilts. Visitors can visit CUMC’s community garden. Take a lawn chair or a blanket. For more information, call 503-263-6419.

Fiddler on the Roof’ coming up

Canby Community Theatre will present “Fiddler on the Roof” July 25, 26, 31 and Aug. 1 and 2. All shows are at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee July 26.

All seats are $12 and tickets will be available at Cutforth’s Thriftway, or at the door.

Living History Days At Old Aurora Colony

The Old Aurora Colony Museum will present its Living History Days Saturday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum courtyard. The event will feature living history demonstrations and hands-on activities, including using grist stones to grind flour, using pitcher pumps, and dipping candles. Regular museum admission is free for children under 5, $2 for students, $5 for seniors and AAA members, and $6 for adults.

Balls, Bait, and Bullets in July

The ultimate outdoorsman’s triathalon, a contest that includes golfing, fishing, and shooting, will be held Saturday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Canby Rod & Gun Club.

Balls, Bait and Bullets will benefit local high school athletics and the Make-a-Wish of Oregon.

To register or for more information, visit

Class of 2004 sets 10th reunion

The Canby High School class of 2004 is planning its 10-year reunion for Saturday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. at McMenamins Old Church and Pub in Wilsonville. Reunion Tickets now on sale at

Price will be $35 for an individual or $60 per couple, which includes one drink ticket per person (beer, wine or soda) and buffet dinner.

For more information, check the website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Small farm issues covered at September class

The OSU Extension Service, Clackamas County SWCD, and Clackamas Community College are partnering for the second annual Small Farm School on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the college. This all-day event is for beginning farmers and small acreage landowners in the north Willamette Valley. Registration is open through Aug. 27 or until full. The cost is $65 for adults and $40 for youth, ages 13 to 18, with an adult.

Workshop topics include poultry, pigs, fruit trees, vegetable production, tractor safety and operation, marketing, on farm veterinary care and soil conservation.

Class offerings and online registration is available at:

Ferry items are being sought

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Canby Ferry, the city of Canby and Clackamas County are looking for help to honor the ferry, which has been around in one form or another since 1914.

Celebration organizers are looking for old and new photos of the ferry, the older the better.

The photos can be dropped off at the Canby Area Chamber of Commerce at 191 SE Second Ave. or at the Canby Herald, 241 N. Grant St. both in Canby, or by calling Learfield at 503-650-3253.

Another need is to find someone willing to donate one of the Canby chamber’s 2009 geocoins which depicted the modern day ferry.

They are all gone now and organizers want to put both the old and new geocoins on a plaque aboard the M.J. Lee, Learfield said.

Anyone willing to donate a 2009 geocoin should call Learfield at 503-650-3253.

The ferry anniversary committee also hopes to commemorate the Canby Ferry during the 2014 Clackamas County Fair.

Canby UMC continues garden signups

he Canby United Methodist Church’s community garden is taking signups. Interested gardeners can call the church office at 503-263-6419 for garden plot sizes, prices and to get a garden packet.

The community garden is at 1520 N. Holly St.

Swim center swimming lesson registrations have begun

The Canby Swim Center is taking registration for its summer swim lessons.

For more information on the signups or other swim programs, visit the swim center at 1150 S. Ivy St. or check the website at

­Free lunch at The Canby Center Thursdays

The St. Vincent De Paul lunch bus visits The Canby Center every Thursday at noon.

The meals are free and open to anyone.

For more information, call the center at 503-266-2920.

Canby Adult Center is looking for kitchen help

The Canby Adult Center is looking for volunteers for several hours to assist with food preparation and serving. Volunteers will need to be able to work on their feet for several hours.

The Adult Center serves meals Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The facility could use one day a week or one day a month help. To volunteer, stop by the center to pick up an application.”

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