Learn a new skill or volunteer at WERK Day

The following are upcoming events and activities offered through the Wilsonville Community Center as well as news and announcements from the center.


Bowling for fitness

It’s time to get the ball rolling. Wilsonville Parks and Recreation and Wilsonville Lanes have teamed up to create a class that combines the fun and camaraderie of bowling with a touch of fitness. The four-week class will meet on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Wilsonville Lanes. The fee is $25 and includes the ball, shoes and group instruction. Registration for spring classes started March 17 at the center or online on the city SUBMITTED PHOTO - On May 10, volunteers of all ages will be gathering at the Wilsonville Community Center for the 14th annual WERK Day.

Celebrate our parks

In a little over one month, on May 10, volunteers of all ages will be gathering at the Wilsonville Community Center for the 14th annual WERK Day. WERK Day, which stands for Wilsonville Environmental Resource Keepers, is an opportunity for citizens to come out and help take care of the parks that we know and love.

The event, which includes quite a few perks, has become a treasured Wilsonville tradition.

The day starts at 8 a.m. with volunteer check-in and a delicious omelet and pancake breakfast prepared by our Wilsonville Rotary. Then from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. volunteers, clad in their official WERK Day shirts, are led by parks and natural resources staff to various sites in the park to remove invasive species, improve trails and do work on the ball fields.

Volunteers will also receive coupons for Wendy’s and Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center.

To register for the event, go to the city’s website at and follow the link to “I want to” and “Volunteer.” To register a large group, contact Patty Brescia at 503-570-1525.

Spotlight on knitting

Springtime brings the promise of sunshine and flowers and an opportunity to learn a new skill and make a lovely gift for your friends of family. Instructor Alice Knox offers several knitting classes, one that teaches basic skills to beginners and three other classes. These classes offer participants the opportunity to knit a hat, a summer sweater or make a personalized pair of gloves.

Check out the spring program guide online to find out the dates and the details at

Xerox employees volunteer

at the center

When Xerox donated $5,000 to the community center, they promised to send employees to volunteer for the senior lunch program and get a sense of how the convection oven was being used.

On Feb. 18, three employees from Xerox did just that, working with the center’s nutrition coordinators to help set tables and serve lunch and pack home-delivered meals. It was a nice opportunity for senior participants to thank Xerox for supporting the program and the employees got a chance to meet the seniors who enjoy the hot meals each week.

In 2013, 6,700 meals were served at the center and 7,081 hot, home-delivered meals were delivered to seniors in their homes.

Clocktower Chiropractic supports senior scholarship fund

Dr. Sarah Colby and her staff celebrated their patients during February by offering free treatments for new and existing patients. Participants were told that if they’d like to make a donation in lieu of a payment, it would support senior participants at the community center. Many individuals took advantage of the patient appreciation celebration, which also offered discounted massages and $285 was raised to benefit the senior scholarship fund at the center. Many thanks go out to Dr. Colby, her staff and patients for their generosity.

The Wilsonville Community Center is located at 7965 SW Wilsonville Road. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 503-682-3727 or visit

— Patty Brescia is Wilsonville Parks and Recreation senior programs manager.

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