No plans this weekend? Check out this list of things going on in and around Woodburn


INDEPENDENT FILE PHOTO - Dia de la Madre, hosted by the Woodburn Downtown Association a few years ago, is now a city event for Mother's Day, to be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the Downtown Plaza.

• 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Downtown Plaza: Mother's Day celebration. In celebration of Mother's Day, the city of Woodburn is holding an event for mothers, featuring food and gift vendors, free music, dancing and more.

INDEPENDENT FILE PHOTO - Bike rodeos are geared toward training children on bicycle safety and understanding the rules of the road. Woodburn Fire District will host its annual bike rodeo this Saturday at Walmart.

• 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Walmart parking lot: Woodburn Fire District Bike Rodeo. This free training is designed for kids ages 6-16. If you bring your own bike, it will be thoroughly inspected before going through a set of stations. These stations are set to assist and train kids with some of the safety rules of the road. For kids who do not have their own bikes, loaner bikes of all sizes will be available to use. Local organizations will also be on hand presenting educational material and handouts on safety topics. Look for the fire engines out in the parking lot. Event will be held rain or shine.

• 1-3 p.m. Canyonview Camp, Silverton: Camp open house. Families interested in learning more about the camp, located at 13000 Finlay Road, Silverton, can enjoy an open house. Learn more about the camp, which will host Woodburn Week, during which 100 local kids get an opportunity enjoy day camp at a reduced cost in late June.

• 2:30-4:30 p.m. Woodburn Public Library: Lakota Sundance Songs & Percussion. Sundance chief, Carries the Buffalo, visits Woodburn to share his family's culture and traditions. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

• All day. Letter carrier food drive. Saturday is Stamp Out Hunger, the country's largest single-day food drive. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 25th annual national food drive and collect donations of non-perishable food when they deliver mail. Residents can simply leave bags of non-perishable goods next to their mailbox before the delivery of the mail on Saturday, May 13. Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes and distribute them to local food agencies. Last year, more than 73,000 pounds of food were collected in Marion and Polk counties. Additional donations can be dropped off at any post office or to Marion-Polk Food Share by May 18.

Saturday and Sunday

COURTESY PHOTO - An art journaling exhibit will be held at Black Star Gallery in Aurora this weekend.

• 1-5 p.m. Black Star Watercolor, Aurora: Aurora Journals exhibit. Seven local artists have loaned 20 of their art journals for this first-ever showcase focusing on this versatile, simple and accessible art form. This is a unique opportunity for visitors to see and learn about some of the most expressive work going.  Perhaps visitors will be inspired to give the art form a try, or at least leave with a new appreciation for the artists in the community. Several of the showcase artists are active in the art journaling group that meets regularly at the Woodburn Art Center. The gallery is located at 21680 Main St., Aurora, next to the Pheasant Run Tasting Room.

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