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by: JOSH KULLA - Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts open the Wilsonville Rotary Summer Concert Series on Thursday, July 18, with a 6:30 p.m. show at Town Center Park.

COMMUNITY

The city of Wilsonville will host a neighborhood barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Sofia Park, 28836 SW Costa Circle, in Villebois. Join city staff, Mayor Tim Knapp and city council members for questions, suggestions and relaxation with a barbecue dinner. Free, open to the public. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

Anyone who has been emotionally or physically abused by a current or former intimate partner, the Women’s Empowerment Project can help you break the cycle. Sponsored by Clackamas County Community Corrections, WEP is designed for women wanting to create healthy, violence-free lives. The 14-week class is free. Topics include the cycle of violence, coping mechanisms, effects of abuse on children and safety planning. The next class is 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. Details: Patricia Barrera, victim services program coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-655-8776.

The Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce will hold a joint South Metro Leadership Forum and Successful Business University meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 SW Parkway Ave. Learn more about health care and the Affordable Care Act from Kristine Bingman, a benefits and employment attorney from Vigilant, and Rick Rebel of AKT Benefit Advisors. Open to the public, cost $30 for chamber members, $35 for non-members. Pre-registration required. Details/reservations: 503-682-0411 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville Public Library will host family story time sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, in the Oak room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org.

A class on the works of Charles Dickens continues with a 6 to 8 p.m. session on Wednesday, July 17, in the Rose room at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Taught by retired Washington State University Professor Dr. John Ehrstine. Through reading and lively discussion, participants will examine Dickens’ first novel “The Pickwick Papers.” There are eight classes in all. Cost $40, texts available at a discount. Sign up by calling the library at 503-682-2744 or visiting the circulation desk.

The Brian Copeland Band will perform in the amphitheater at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Pop-savvy, the Brian Copeland Band played the main stage slot at the Bite of Oregon this year. Details: mcmenamins.com.

Wilsonville’s Ryan Oetken will perform the blues each Wednesday this summer from 6 to 10 p.m. at Wanker’s Corner Saloon, 8499 Main St. Oetken is a blazing guitar player who currently is studying music business at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. These shows are free and open to the public. Next shows are July 17 and 24. Details: facebook.com/ryanoetkenmusic.

Looking for some free fun? Take the city of Wilsonville’s scenic trolley tour from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 18, starting at the Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 SW Wilsonville Road. Discover new sights and learn a bit of Wilsonville’s history along the way. The Trolley is equipped with a lift and has space for two wheelchairs or scooters. Seating is limited and registration is required. Call 503-682-3727 for a reservation. Details: RideSMART.com.

The Wilsonville Farmers Market is ongoing and continues from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in and around Sofia Park, 28836 SW Costa Circle, in Villebois. Come enjoy live music from Nate Botsford and browse the local artisans, farmers and other vendors. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillemarket.com.

Irish Culture in Tualatin is ongoing at Historic Winona Grange No. 271, located at 8340 SW Seneca St., Tualatin. There are Irish dance classes (Céilí) for those 13 and up from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the year. Next class is Thursday, July 18, cost $5 per person. Open to the public. Details: 503-691-2078, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sandairishentertainment.com.

Red Yarn Stories, part of the Wilsonville Public Library Summer Reading Program, will be held at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in the Oak room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. Kids will enjoy stories told with puppets and live folk and rock songs. Details: 503-570-1592 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wilsonville singer-songwriter Michele Van Kleef will perform at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18. Free, open to the public. Details: michelevankleef.com, mcmenamins.com.

Wilsonville Theater Company will open auditions July 19, 20, 26 and 27 for the play “Miracle on South Division Street” by Tom Dudzick. Seeking three females, ages 20-60, and one male, age 20-30. Auditions to take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays at the Frog Pond Grange Hall, 27350 SW Stafford St., Wilsonville. Bring a resume. Call 503-682-6143 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonvillle Road, will host a Friday Family Movie Matinee from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, July 19, in the Oak room at the library. Free, open to the public. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a variety of G- and PG-rated animated films. Please call the library at 503-682-2744 or stop by the circulation desk for titles.

Enjoy Friday night jazz at Langdon Farms Grill, 24377 Airport Road, Aurora, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 19. With food specials and Ray Hardiman and Friends on stage. Open to the public. Details: langdonsgrill.com.

The Garden Corner, 21550 SW 108th Ave., Tualatin, will host “Bedazzled by Begonias,” a class on how to grow and care for the popular flowers, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Joy and Gary Crook of PlantSmith Nursery will be on hand to share their tips. Then on Friday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, Garden Corner will hold “Painting Among the Petunias,” a Georgia O’Keefe-inspired art workshop. Local artist Jennifer Predoehl of Blue Plume Studio will instruct. Space is limited, $40 registration for each class. Registration/details: 503-885-1934 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde invite the public to a “Gathering of Oregon’s First Nations: Northwest Shells and Cedar Summer Event,” on July 20 from noon to 4 p.m. at Champoeg State Heritage Area, 8239 Champoeg Road NE, St. Paul. As part of a traditional rite, members of the tribe are canoeing the Willamette River to the Columbia River and plan to conduct a canoe landing at Champoeg. A $5 day-use fee is charged to park at Champoeg, or free with a state parks pass. Details: Deb Garner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville Public Library will hold a special teen event, the “Illusions of Anderson Show,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, in the Oak room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to teens and their family members age 12 and up. The show features Scott Anderson, world-renowned magician, who was featured on “America’s Got Talent” and “NBC Nightly News,” and was recently requested to headline at Hollywood’s Magic Castle. For more information, call 503-570-1592 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The South Metro Golf Scramble will be held by the Wilsonville and West Linn chambers starting at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, at the Willamette Valley Country Club, 900 Country Club Place, Canby. There will be a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start for 18 holes of golf, food, team photo, use of the driving range, KP and long drive contests, a post-tournament dinner, awards, raffle and more. Tickets are $159 for individuals, $599 for a foursome. For registration or information, call the Wilsonville Chamber, 503-682-0411. Details: wilsonvillechamber.com.

The Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce will hold its Last Call Business After Hours gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the chamber office, 29600 SW Park Place. Celebrate the chamber’s 40th anniversary, enjoy food, fun and entertainment and hear about the organization’s future. Free, open to the public. Details: Tammy Beal, 503-682-0411.

The Clackamas County Chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City. For further information, call Danny, 503-887-4556.

Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center, 15210 SW Miley Road, located across from Charbonneau, is hosting a community open house event July 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. that offers an opportunity to taste a variety of berries and vegetables grown by local farmers, meet faculty and staff and learn about their work, and tour research projects. Participants can learn about growing blueberry trees, wasabi and Christmas trees and enjoy hayride farm tours departing at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Additionally, free tours for the public are to be held on the first and third Fridays of each month all summer long through Oct. 18 for individuals or small groups. Tours begin at 2 p.m. and conclude by 4 p.m.; call 503-678-1264 to reserve your tour spot.

The Resolectrics will perform at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 24. The Resolectrics are a classic rhythm and blues band. But like the pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, they draw inspiration from many sources in the roots of American music. Free, open to the public of all ages. Details: mcmenamins.com/Wilsonville.

The Wilsonville Public Library continues its Summer Reading Celebration with Reptile Man Rich Ritchie from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 25, at Murase Plaza, 8300 SW Memorial Drive. Free, open to the public. Bring your friends and a picnic lunch, and enjoy summer reptile fun in the park. Details: 503-570-1592 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville Rotary Summer Concert Series continues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, with a performance from Cloverdayle, an Oregon-bred country-western duo of Chad and Rachel Hamar. The band has collaborated with talents from Nashville and the music industry. Free, open to the public. Details: cloverdayle.com, wilsonvillerotary.com/concerts.

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host Tin Silver in concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25. Listen to Tin Silver and you will hear the beer halls and Baptist churches of West Texas, sun-drenched California and a little New York thump. Free, open to the public. Details: mcmenamins.com/Wilsonville.

The city of Wilsonville will continue its Movies in the Park series with “Wreck-It Ralph” at 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 26, in the River Shelter at Memorial Park, 7900 SW Wilsonville Road. Watch a film on an inflatable big screen and enjoy some popcorn and other snacks (for sale) under the stars. Free, open to the public. Lawn opens at 8:15 p.m., movie starts at dusk. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us/MoviesinthePark or call Brian Stevenson at 503-570-1523.

Sign up now for the 10th annual Wilsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run, set for 9 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Wilsonville High School, 6800 SW Wilsonville Road. The fun run is the major fundraiser for the Wilsonville Kiwanis Club. The club seeks to raise about $25,000 to invest back into kids in the community through scholarships and grants. The event is free and open to the public and includes not just the run, but a parade, wellness booths, free meals from Albertsons and more. Details/registration: KidsFunRun.com.

The Korean War Veterans Association of Oregon will host a ceremony honoring the 60th anniversary of the 1953 ceasefire on the Korean peninsula at 9:30 am Saturday, July 27, at the Korean War Memorial in Town Center Park, 29600 SW Park Place, Wilsonville. Free, open to the public. Details: kwva.org/memorials.

Our Table organic farm will host a Farm to Fork Dinner Saturday, July 27, at the farm, located at 13390 SW Morgan Road, between Wilsonville and Sherwood. The dinner will feature Our Table seasonal produce as well as the work of the Teutonic Wine Co. and chefs Nathaniel Price of Grain and Gristle and Tim Wastell of Old Salt. Details: ourtable.us, farmtoforkevents.com.

St. Josef’s Winery will host the St. Joseph’s Cheeseburger in Paradise Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at St. Josef’s Winery, 28836 South Barlow Road, Canby. The tropical rock band Island Trio Plus Two will play Jimmy Buffet classics and party time rock and roll, and there will be plenty of cheeseburgers. The winery’s tasting room will also be open. Open to the public. Details: stjosefswinery.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Live at the Shrine will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Wilsonville Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 SW Parkway Ave., featuring the John Bennett Dance Band and vocalist Marianna Thielen. Cost $10 per person, includes no host bar and refreshments. Details: Earline, 503-789-5608.

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church will host its History Pub at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Old Church 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Come hear author Richard Etulain refute tthe argument that Pacific Northwest residents were mere “spectators of disunion” in the American Civil War. His new book contends instead that men and women of the Oregon Country were personally and emotionally involved in the controversial ideas and events that inflamed the United States during the fractious era. Free, open to the public. Details: mcmenamins.com/Wilsonville.

Enjoy the bluegrass music of Windy Hill at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Free, open to the public. The band features former high school friends who created the band in 2008 in Menlo Park, Calif., over a mutual love of old-time music. Details: mcmenamins.com/Wilsonville, windyhillbluegrass.com.

Vivid Curve, a Northwest band at the forefront of a regional didjeridoo revival, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road.

The Wilsonville Public Library will hold its annual Library Party in the Park to cap off the summer reading program from 4-6 p.m. Monday, July 29, in Murase Plaza, 8300 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org.

The 13th annual Wilsonville Celebration Days Fun in the Park festival, with over 130 activities will fill Town Center Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Admission is free, put on by over 600 volunteers and 20 sponsors. Fun includes crafts, inflatables, face painting, games & prizes, clowns/jugglers, main stage entertainment, exotic birds, reptile shows, Radio Disney entertainers, pony rides, plus flavorful food and product vendors. See FunInThePark.com

FAITH

You are invited to join a brand new women’s community Bible study, “ONE,” which will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings for the next four months. Next meeting is June 26. All women are invited to join this four-month study through the book of Philippians. This weekly gathering time includes childcare, worship, teaching, small group breakout sessions and social fellowship. Sessions will be held at the Community of Hope Church on the corner of Stafford and Boeckman roads. Details / Registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Taizé Services are being held at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Wilsonville at 7 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Taizé worship consists of four elements - meditative singing, scripture, prayer, and silence. St. Francis is located at 8818 S.W. Miley Road. Open to the public. Details: 503-678-5422 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

HEALTH

Soul Pilates and Wellness has brought a new offering to Wilsonville from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday afternoons. At that time, the firm will now provide group acupuncture by local licensed acupuncturist Douglas Wingate. Individuals come in alone or in small groups and receive acupuncture in a group setting on what is generally a sliding scale ranging anywhere from $15-40 per session. That will be the case at Soul Pilates and Wellness. Wingate treats a wide variety of health concerns but specializes and lectures on the treatment of head trauma and is also actively involved with the returning veterans project. Soul Pilates and Wellness is located at 29020 Southwest Town Center Loop East. Open to the public. Details: 503-682-1110 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Join Annie Turney and Andrea Sodaro, L.Ac. in a new series of classes blending knowledge of anatomy and physiology with basic yoga movements. Annie’s classes will be held on Monday nights from 7:15-8:15 p.m. All classes are $5 and will be held at Wilsonville’s Family Chiropractic, 8600 S.W. Salish Lane. Wear workout clothing and bring a mat if you have one. Details / Reservations: 503-682-3811 or browse nwwellnesscenter.org.

Barre Pilates classes are held at Innovative Dance, 30625 S.W. Boones Ferry Road on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. and taught by local instructor Elizabeth Payne. Details: 503-313-8383, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.PrimePilatesWilsonville.com.

“Get Fit Aerobics,” taught by Jill Walker, meets from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 8818 S.W. Miley Road. Cost: $30 per month. Details: Jill Walker, 503-981-4335.

A new Pilates “Healthy Back” class is being held on Thursday mornings at 10:45 a.m. at the Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road. This class will help you take the pressure off of your back by showing you how to strengthen your abdominals and core muscles. Details: Elizabeth Payne, Pilates instructor, 503-313-8383 or stop by the Community Center.

Mommies in Motion, a post-partum wellness group for mothers with children 2 and under, is now meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday mornings at Community of Hope Lutheran Church, 27817 S.W. Stafford Road. Classes are led by Karen Klassy. Drop-in fees are $4 a session, $3 with a pre-paid punch card. This class will feature stroller walks and exercises and other activities for mothers with young children. Aerobic exercises feature routines using the stroller in motion, while strength exercises actively allow mothers to use their babies for intensity and resistance. Space is limited, so register now. Details / Registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Why Weight? Healthy Habits Weight Loss Support Group meet from 6-7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Village at Main Street, 30050 S.W. Town Center Loop West. Open to the public, free. Details: Sandy Kralovec, Health and Weight Loss Coach, 503-515-2539.

Come experience the exhilaration and healing benefits of Nia - a joyful mind-body-spirit class that fuses dance, martial arts, and yoga. Students increase strength, flexibility, and agility in a beautiful space with supportive instructors. Ongoing classes Monday mornings, 11 a.m.-noon. Classes are held at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 8818 SW Miley Road. Open to the public. $8 drop-in or $24 for 4-class punch card. Details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Come experience the exhilaration and healing benefits of Nia - a joyful mind-body-spirit class that fuses dance, martial arts, and yoga. Students increase strength, flexibility, and agility in a beautiful space with supportive instructors. Ongoing classes Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. and Friday mornings, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at SOUL Pilates and Wellness, 29020 SW Town Center Loop E, suite 100 . Open to the public. $10 drop-in or 4 classes for $35. Details: soulpilatesandwellness.com/

Mat, Barre, and Springboard Pilates classes are now offered in Wilsonville as well as classes on delicious healthy recipes and the opportunity to join a five-day group food-based re-boot. Details: Elizabeth Payne and Nisa Windsong, 503-313-8383 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Come join Wilsonville Curves for Women and experience the Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness. There are several classes during the week. For information, stop by in person at 29585 S.W. Park Place, Suite C. Details: www.curveswilsonville.com.

An adult yoga class is held from 6:15-7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Sunset Primary School, 2351 Oxford Street, West Linn. The class is designed for beginners or those continuing their instruction. Instructor is Lindsay George. Students are welcome to try out the class at no charge and then decide if they would like to sign up for the session ($5 per class) or come on a walk-in basis ($8 per class). Details / Registration: Jill Briney, 503-657-5524 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Work off the pounds with Pilates workouts from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Monday and Wednesday mornings at Frog Pond Church, 6750 S.W. Boeckman Road. Classes are $5. Details: Elizabeth Payne, 503-313-8383, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, hosts a blood pressure screening from 11 a.m.-noon on the first and third Wednesday of each month. It is free and open to the public. Details: 503-682-3727.

Weight Watchers meets at 5:15 p.m. each Tuesday in Wilsonville at the Frog Pond Church, 6750 S.W. Boeckman Road. Children are welcome with mothers. Details: 503-682-4420.

All are invited to join us for a weekly meeting of the new “TOPS” or Take Off Pounds Sensibly support group in Wilsonville. The meetings are held at 1:15 p.m. on Mondays. Annual cost is $26, which includes the benefit of support of your peers, as well as educational materials on weight loss provided by doctors and nutritionists. Open to all ages. Details: Patty Brescia, 503-682-3727, or browse tops.org.

ONGOING

Valley Christian Preschool is offering Summer Camps for children ages 3-6 starting with “A Colorful Week” from June 17 through 20, at Valley Christian Church, 11188 SW Wilsonville Road. There will be additional camps from July 22-25, “Camp Out Week,” as well as “Wild, Wild West” from Aug. 12-15. All sessions at all three camps will run from 9 a.m.-noon daily. There will be crafts, play time, outside games and water slides. Open to the public. Cost $65 per child, per camp. For information and registration call 503-582-8267 or browse vccwilsonville.org.

Bret Lucich brings his unique music and entertaining combination back to Wilsonville, where he will play at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at Irving’s Sports Bar and Lounge in side the Holiday Inn South-Wilsonville, 25425 Southwest 95th Avenue. Lucich is a true one-man band featuring multiple instruments and styles. Open to the public, 21 and over. Details: 503-682-2211.

Valley Community Garden, 11188 Southwest Wilsonville Road, is now accepting new applications from gardeners. There are 15 plots open for the community to use for gardening. The first 10 will have all fees waived and be given a voucher for $20 to use at the Wilsonville Garden Center. Applications / Details: 503-682-3693.

A six-week rhododendron exhibition will run through Sunday, May 19, at the Cecil and Molly Smith Garden, 5065 Raybell Road, St. Paul. It will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. during that time. Open to the public. Details: 503-647-2896 or browse smithgarden.org.

The Wilsonville Public Library hosts “Get to Work!,” a job seekers support group, from 10-11 a.m. every Tuesday, in the library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. Details: Jerry Martin, 503-481-4885, wilsonvillelibrary.org.

The Wilsonville Public Library hosts weekly Family Story time sessions at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays. All ages welcome. Bring the family for fun with books, puppets, songs and interactive play. Open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org, 503-682-2744.

A Clackamas County Community Playgroup for children and parents will be held for Stafford, Wilsonville and Tualatin area families from 10-11:30 a.m. on Fridays at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin. Enter at room 109. Open to the public, free to all families with children ages birth to 5 years old. These playgroups have no religious affiliation, and churches and community centers have donated space for use by Healthy Start / Healthy Families of Clackamas County. Details: 503-655-8601 or facebook.com/Healthy Start-Healthy Families of Clackamas County.

Wilsonville Theater Company is seeking an experienced director to direct a children's performance in April. This is a volunteer opportunity. For information, contact Mary Ann Creason at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-582-1829. This year’s spring production will be held on April 12, 13, 19 and 20 at the Frog Pond Grange Hall, 27000 S.W. Stafford Road.

Child Advocates, Inc.’s program, Court Appointed Special Advocates, also known as CASA, needs additional volunteers and offers monthly training sessions. CASA’s are trained citizens appointed by a judge to advocate for children who, through no fault of their own, have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care. CASAs act as the eyes and ears of the court, gathering information in order to make recommendations that are in the best interest of the child they represent. Their input provides the judge with information that is impartial and independent. Orientations will be 6-7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, 1001 Molalla Ave., Suite 203. Remaining orientation dates include Aug. 7. Details: 503-723-0521, or casa-cc.org.

Mid-Valley Martial Arts is now holding classes in the Auxiliary Wrestling Room at Wilsonville High School. Classes for kids are 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 7-8 p.m. on the same nights for adults. Cost is $35 a month. For kids the primary focus will be on Gi and no Gi Jiu Jitsu. MVMA will also teach stand up fighting Muay Thai style and will combine the two for Mixed Martial Arts. Adults will be taught the basic movements of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in both Gi and no Gi format. All experience levels welcome, and the first class is free. Details / Registration: Steve Newport, 503-481-2422 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville Public Library is hosting “Senior Sundays,” a Sunday book shopping event for those 55 and older between 1-4:30 p.m. During that time, seniors receive a 20 percent discount on books sold through the “Twice Sold Tales” used bookstore. Open to the public. Details: 503-682-2744 or wilsonvillelibrary.org.

New local non-profit, Northwest Christian Legal Aid (NWCLA), now is offering free legal aid to those in need in Clackamas County. Clinics are held twice a month at the Oregon City Christian Church located at 1179 South End Road. Services available include legal consultations on topics including foreclosure, eviction, landlord/tenant matters, small claims assistance, contract review and other general legal issues. NWCLA serves individuals and families whose income is below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level, currently $57,625 a year for a family of four, or who are otherwise unable to access or afford legal services. For more information or to apply for services contact Northwest Christian Legal Aid at 1-855-524-2132.

There now is a free and confidential support group for survivors of domestic violence

meeting from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Fridays at a confidential location in Canby. The group is hosted by Clackamas Women’s Services. For details, contact Allison with CWS at 503-201-2530.

Wilsonville Knit ‘n Spin meets each Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. in the Simmons Room at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road. This is a weekly meeting for all knitters and spinners. All skill levels welcome. Free, open to the public. Details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Irish Culture in Tualatin is ongoing at Historic Winona Grange #271, located at 8340 S.W. Seneca Street, Tualatin. There are Irish dance classes (Céilí) for those 13 and up from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday evenings, weekly throughout the year. Next class is on Thursday, April 4, cost $5 per person. Further, there are Irish music sessions open to all community members that play or sing Irish tunes and songs. This is held from 3-6 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month year round, also at the Grange hall. Cost $1 per person per session. Open to the public. Details: 503-691-2078, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sandairishentertainment.com.

The Wilsonville Friends of the Library meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Rose Room at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. The Wilsonville Friends of the Library supports the library and helps enhance its value to the community by raising money and holding events. Details: www.wilsonville.lib.or.us, or contact Greg Martin at 503-682-2744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A free community playgroup in Wilsonville is hosting sessions for parents with children ages birth through five, with toys and a snack, at Wilsonville United Methodist Church, 7355 S.W Wilsonville Road, from 10-11:30 a.m. each Wednesday. Meet new friends and socialize your child. Sponsored by Healthy Start of Clackamas County. Details: 503-655-8601.



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