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Elevation Youth Ensemble kids theater group is Sweet Everythings today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The fundraiser will include nine local vendors, including Urban Cowgirl Trading Company, Doterra, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Old Wood New Use. Vendors will donate 20 percent of their proceeds from the event to Elevation Youth Ensemble, and it’s a great way to knock out shopping for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations. The event is at New Life Church 27960 SW Canyon Creek Road.

The city of Wilsonville will hold a waste water treatment plant dedication today at 2 p.m. at the plant, 9275 SW Tauchman Road.

COMMUNITY

Providence is offering the class Changing From the Inside Out: Resolve Emotional Eating weekly from April 16 to June 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Get to the root of emotional eating patterns with this 10-week program. In a group setting, you will identify thoughts and feelings that create unhealthy patterns of eating and activity. For registration and more information, call 503-574-6595 or visit http://providence.org/classes. Cost for Providence Health Plan members $85 and $210 for others.

Wood violets, pink checker mallow, star-flowered sedum: Specimens such as these will be on sale at the Friends of the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge For the Birds Native Plant Sale on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking and admission are free. At 10 a.m., the Grand Ronde Tribe historian will talk about ethnobotany and how Native Americans used local plants. A naturalist will lead a plant walk starting at 11 a.m. The refuge is at 19255 SW Pacific Highway in Sherwood. Info: http://friendsoftualatinrefuge.org.

The Aurora Colony Historical Society will present an evening of music April 26 at 7 p.m. performed by professional musicians under the direction of Andrew Willette, featuring piano, band and choral music made famous by the Aurora Colony from 1856 to 1883. The concert will feature performances by the Aurora Music Scholarship winners of Canby, North Marion and Molalla River School Districts. The concert will be held at Canby High School, 721 SW Fourth Ave., and proceeds benefit the Old Aurora Colony Museum exhibits, preservation efforts and historical programs. Tickets $25 adults, $15 students with ID. Make reservations online at http://auroracolony.org or call Old Aurora Colony Museum at 503-678-5754.

Wilsonville Toyota is holding a free teen driver safety clinic April 27 for new teen drivers as well as teens who have yet to get behind the wheel, along with their parents/guardians. The 2.5-hour program is focused exclusively on learning (not selling) and is highly interactive. Families will participate in a wide range of hands-on activities. The clinic is limited to the first 30 participants who sign up. Registration, as well as information about Toyota’s other teen driving safety programs, can be found online at http://toyotadrivingexpectations.com and http://teendrive365.com

Trudy’s Living Room in Wilsonville is holding a May Day Art Show May 1st from 5 to 8 p.m.  Artist and Wilsonville H.S. Art Director Mr. Christopher Shotola-Hart will showcase the artwork of over 20 of his Senior Art Students. These monthly “First Thursday” Art Focus Events are free and open to all of the community and include free refreshments. Trudy’s Living Room is at 9740 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville OR 97070. Information: http://TrudysLivingRoom.com

The Clackamas County Master Gardeners will hold their 30th Spring Garden Fair the first weekend in May at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby. There will be activities and services along with the popular 10-Minute University classes. There will also be a food court, free soil pH testing, a free plant check, hourly raffles and a potting station. The fair is May 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $3. For more information, visit http://cmastergardeners.org.

Elements massage of Wilsonville is hosting “a wonderful evening of pure relaxation, rejuvenation and refreshment” May 7 from 5 to 8 p.m., including massage, healthy living, skin care, holistic healing, jewelry and refreshments by local businesses. Participating businesses include Wendy Place-My Coach Place, Erin Bledy & Wendy Snell-La Belle Spa and Wellness, Douglas Wingate-Sun Holistic Health, Mindy Pieper-Premier Jewelry, Cristina Pigeon-In Light Wellness Systems, Tereasa Tallman-doTerra Essential Oils, MaryAnne Miller-Seriously Cupcakes and Verna Ingram-Qdoba. Wlements Massage is at 8695 SW Jack Burns Blvd, in Argyle Square. Information: 503-427-2698

Champoeg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate a historical marker for Madame Marie Dorion at the St. Louis Catholic Church on May 10 at 1 p.m. The church is located near the corner of Manning Road in Gervais. Jane Kirkpatrick, author of the “Tender Ties” trilogy about Dorion; Jennifer Gobin-Bailes, a descendant of Marie Dorion; Ellen Hopkins, state regent for Oregon State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and others will speak. Entertainment and refreshments will follow the ceremony.

CITY & POLITICS

The Wilsonville Development Review Board Panel B will meet April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop E. For more information, visit http://ci.wilsonville.or.us.

FAITH

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 SW 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. .

Calling all women: You are invited to ONE, a women’s community Bible study winter/spring session running through April 30 at Community of Hope Church on Stafford Road. This is a weekly study through the book of Ephesians with worship, teaching and small group time. Child care provided and all women welcome. Details: http://onebible.webs.com or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville budget committee meets May 1 and 8 at 6 p.m. at Wilsonville City Hall 29799 SW Town Center Loop E.

ONGOING

A traveling photography exhibit celebrating the legacy of William L. Finley, father of Oregon’s national wildlife refuges, will be on display at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Center through August. Hosted by the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Friends of the Refuge and U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Region 1 Cultural Resources Team, the exhibit comprises more than 30 photographs reproduced from original glass plates in the Washington County Museum’s Finley collection. The refuge is located at 19255 SW Pacific Highway, Sherwood, and the exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week. For more information, go to http://friendsoftualatinrefuge.org or call 503-625-5944, ext. 227.

The city of Wilsonville and Friends of Trees are looking for volunteers to adopt a portion of the pollinator hedgerow adjacent to the community garden. The hedgerow has a number of established native shrubs and flowers, but advocates want to add additional plants and have individuals assist with weeding. For more information, contact Logan Lauvray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-467-2515. 

Make business connections before starting your work day. The Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce Morning Spark networking event is open to all members of the chamber of commerce. Nonmembers may attend two events before joining the chamber. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at various locations around town. Visit http://wilsonvillechamber.com to get specific location details.

The Wilsonville Community Center hosts weekly tai chi drop-in classes on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. This is an opportunity for tai chi participants to practice their form and postures, as well as to improve balance, flexibility and relaxation. The practice is led by Wes Morris, who studies with the center’s tai chi instructor, James Lusk. There is a $1 fee. The center is located at 7965 SW Wilsonville Road. For more information, call 503-682-3727.

The Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce Last Call Business After Hours networking event is open to all members of the chamber. Nonmembers may attend two of these events before joining the chamber. The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. at various locations. Visit http://wilsonvillechamber.com to get specific location details.

A community playgroup is held at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin, on Fridays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The free group is open to parents and children 5 and younger. For more information, call 503-655-8601.

The Wilsonville Knit ‘n’ Spin group meets Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. This is a friendly, weekly gathering spot for all knitters and spinners. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your spinning wheels or knitting projects. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A weekly trivia event is held Wednesdays at the BooneTown Bistro and Bar, 24925 SW 95th Ave., Wilsonville, inside the Holiday Inn. It starts at 6:30 p.m. with accompanying drink specials, prizes and trivia. It’s free and open to adults, 21 and older. Details: 503-682-5593 or http://boonetownbistroandbar.com.

Thursday is trivia night at The Beer Station, 8633 SW Main St. Starting at 7 p.m. each Thursday, this gathering offers fun, beer and current events in one location. Details: http://pdxbeerstation.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 years old and up from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the year. Cost is $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 http://sandairishentertainment.com.

The McLoughlin House unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is now open to the public following its annual winter closure. Victorian cultural demonstrations resume in March. The McLoughlin House is accessible by free, guided tours that begin at the Barclay House, 713 Center St., Oregon City. The Barclay House is open to the public Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



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