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A program called 'Month of Thanksgiving for Canby' will feature four Saturdays of entertainment and history through a program of the Oregon New History Minstrels

A "Month of Thanksgiving for Canby" is the subject of four Saturday performances by Canby youth presenters and tour guides and Oregon's only history entertainers -- The Oregon New History Minstrels a capella quartet.SUBMITTEDF COLLAGE - The four-week program will touch on history of Canby and other historical aspects of the area.

Funded by Community Partnership Grants from Clackamas County's Tourism and Cultural Affairs and sponsored by the Canby Historical Society, "these Saturday events will showcase Canby's unique cultural history in an entertaining way with young people assisting a skilled barbershop quartet," said Ken Daniels, secretary of the Canby Historical Society and a tenor in the Minstrels quartet.

The program begins on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Canby Public Library's Willamette Room. Visitors will learn about the Willamette River, Native American tribes, and the cultural history of the region.

The Nov. 11 presentation will feature veterans and the contribution of those in the region at American Legion Post 122 from 6 to 8 p.m.. At that event, participants can take part in a spaghetti dinner at the Post as well.

Mayor Brian Hodson will speak and commend his city's citizens and veteran contributions. Also during that night, young resident actor Adam Doty will proclaim the story if Raggedy Sam, a Canby farm hand.

The Nov. 18 program will be held at the Canby Depot Museum and feature the importance of railroading in Oregon's settlement, the contributions of railroad industrialist Ben Holiday, and an in-depth look at regional history presented by 20-year-old Joshua Beckham.

The Thanksgiving series culminates on Saturday Nov. 25, at the former site of The Place to Be Café and Delicatessen downtown. Steve Hurst, Canby resident and bass in the Minstrels said, "It's great to be back in the winning circle and be able to present a unique program involving our music of Americana performed in barbershop style. This quartet, The Oregon New History Minstrels, got its start at The Place to Be Café several years ago. It will be great to be back in the café along with our other three Canby locations this November."

All events are free and open to the public. For information and reservations, contact the Oregon New History Minstrels' Ken Daniels at 503-724-2711 or by email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Month of Thanksgiving in Canby will feature: Saturday, Nov. 4 -- Canby Public Library, 10 a.m. to noon. Satuday, Nov. 11 -- American Legion Post 122, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, Canby Depot Museum, 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the site of the former Place To Be Cafe downtown, 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: Free. Info: Ken Daniels, 503-724-2711 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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