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Valley Christian Preschool is holding its annual garage sale May 16-17. Toys, clothes, tools housewares, books furniture and more will be on sale both days between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The sale will be at 11188 SW Wilsonville Road.

Wilsonville, Canby, Sherwood, and Tualatin residents can get up to speed on important happenings in their city at the “State of the Cities” South Metro Leadership Forum hosted by Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce at the Holiday Inn Wilsonville, 25425 SW 95 Avenue, on May 22 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit wilsonvillechamber.com

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Wilsonville is displaying the art of Blenda Tyvoll and Claudia Breese in the Narthex Gallery. The theme of the display, which runs May 16 through June, is Tree of Life. The gallery is located at 8818 SW Miley Road; hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to noon. Info: stfranciswilsonville.org

The Tualatin River Bird Festival is May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For avid birders, early morning bird walks will start at 5:30, 6:00, 6:15, 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. The 11 a.m. “bugs and slugs” walk is perfect for kids. Other activities include a bird banding demonstration, archery clinic, wagon rides and various crafts and other demonstrations. Music and food will be on hand. ADA accessible shuttle busses will be available. For full details friendsoftualatinrefuge.org/TualatinBirdFestival or call 503-625-5944

A babysitting training course is being held May 31 to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly care for children and infants. This training will help participants develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. The training is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tauchman House, 31240 SW Boones Ferry Road. The cost is $90. Space is limited. The training is for people 11 to 16 years old. Register at bit.ly/1rPzdn5

The 15th Wilsonville Festival of Arts runs May 31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 2014 “Headliner” is Darrell Grant, a Portland Jazz Pianist, performing Saturday from 3 pm to 5 pm. The event also includes a children’s pavilion, silent auction, music, dancing, storytelling, food and more. The festival is free and will take place at Town Center Park, 29800 SW Park Place.


City offices will be closed May 26 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.


Athey Creek Christian Fellowship holds worship services on Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at 27501 SW 95th Ave., Suite 960. Information: 971-327-2120

Community of Hope holds worship services each Sunday at 8:45 and 11 a.m. at 27817 SW Stafford Road. Information: 503-682-8855

Creekside Bible Church holds a worship service every Sunday at 9:45 a.m., preceded by a prayer service at 8:45 a.m., at Lowrie Primary School, 28995 SW Brown Road. Information: 503-682-1197 

Grace Chapel holds services each Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m. at 9600 SW Boeckman Road. Information: 503-570-2988

Hope Assembly meets each Sunday at Wilsonville High School, 6800 SW Wilsonville Road, at 10:30 a.m. Information: 503-570-6100

St. Cyril Parish holds mass Wednesday through Friday at 9 a.m.; Saturday at 5 p.m. (vigil); and Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m. at 9205 SW Fifth Street. Information: 503-682-2332.

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..

Valley Christian Church holds a contemporary service each Sunday at 10:15 a.m. at 11188 SW Wilsonville Road. Come at 10 for coffee. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. Information: 503-682-3693


Watch the latest releases, from blockbusters to independent films, for free at the Wilsonville Library the first Friday of the month. The films chosen are new, interesting, and difficult to get via Netflix. Snacks are available by donation, or bring your own. For film titles, visit the First Friday Films page or call the library. The Library is at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Information: wilsonvillelibrary.org/185/First-Friday-Films

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 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 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 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 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: 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 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.