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by: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - FIRST CHOICE: Heat relief  Wilsonvilles two interactive water features located in Town Center Park and Murase Plaza are running. Water-feature season lasts throughout summer until September 14. The water features use equipment much like a swimming pool that recycles and treats the water with chlorine to ensure it meets applicable health codes. In preparation, staff will inspect all the pumps and the chlorine injector systems to ensure they are operating and calibrated correctly. The water features are generally open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., but are occasionally closed for maintenance. Call the Water Feature Hotline at 503-685-6356 to check for scheduled maintenance times and potential closures.

COMMUNITY

Check out Jazz at The Grill at Langdon Farms Golf Club July 11 from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring jazz vocalist Rebecca Hardiman with Ray Hardiman on piano, Dave Captein on Bass and Kurt Deutscher on Drums. No Cover. Free Parking. All Ages. Info: langdonsgrill.com

Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, planning an escape: Learn everything you need to know about home fire safety from the Mt Angel Fire Department on July 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at an event organized by the North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity. The free presentation is at 225 Franklin St. in Mt. Angel. Call to register: 503-845-2164.

Support the Lowrie PTA and get some delicious blueberries at the same time on July 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Our Table U-Pick Blueberry Farm, 13390 SW Morgan Road in Sherwood. All proceeds go to the PTA. Information: ourtable.us/blueberries.html

Trolley tours depart from the Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 SW Wilsonville Road, during summer months. The next trolley tour is July 17, with tours departing at 10:30 a.m. and noon. There is another round of tours set for Aug. 14, with tours departing at 10:30 a.m. and noon. All ages are welcome. Seating is limited and registration is required. The trolley is equipped with a lift and has space for two wheelchairs or scooters. Call 503-682-3727 to make your reservation. Tour is less than an hour in duration, traffic conditions, may lengthen trip. Tours are free, but the city requests riders bring a toothbrush to be donated to Wilsonville Community Sharing. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

Online registration for the Wilsonville Kids Fun Run has begun. The 11th annual event, a Kiwanis Club fundraiser, will be held July 26 at the Wood Middle School track. The event includes a variety of non-competitive runs, an obstacle course and activity booths. Volunteers and sponsors are being sought: Contact Donna Bane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , for more info. To register for the run online, go to kidsfunrun.org

The Wilsonville Rotary summer concert series kicks off July 24 at Wilsonville Town Center Park with Johnny and the Lugnuts. Rock violinist Aaron Meyer will perform July 31. Big Night Out will perform August 7. And Tony Starlight, new for this year, will close out the series on August 14. Info: wilsonvillerotary.com

Learn all about raising chickens at home for poultry, eggs and fun. This free event, organized by the North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity, will also include a tutorial on chicken coops and an opportunity to buy supplies to build one. The presentation by Polk County 4-H ambassadors Dave and Emma Rees is Aug. 21 from 6 to 7:30 pm at 225 Franklin St. in Mt. Angel. Call to register: 503-845-2164.

GOVERNMENT

SMART bus passes for July are available for purchase through July 14 online at ridesmart.com/188/Purchase-Passes, and at the 2nd floor counter of Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville.

The City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East, at 5 p.m. Each council meeting is typically starts with a work session. The work session begins is held in the Willamette River I and II room on the second floor of City Hall. Work sessions are open to the public. In addition to work sessions, the Council may conduct an executive session at the end of the work session. Executive sessions are not open to the public and are held pursuant to ORS 192.660. Agendas and packets will be made available online prior to the meeting. Minutes for each meeting will be posted once they have been approved by council, which occurs at the next regularly scheduled meeting. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The Wilsonville Planning Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop E. See city website — www.ci.wilsonville.or.us/ — for agendas and more information. The Planning Commission places great value on citizen input and welcomes ideas and opinions on how to keep Wilsonville livable. They invite you to email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your comments, questions or concerns regarding specific topics that are of interest to the community. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The Library Board meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Agendas and packets are available for download at ci.wilsonville.or.us/ prior to the meeting.

FAITH

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 a worship service each Sunday at 10 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 Friday of each month (excluding July). 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

ONGOING

The Wilsonville Farmer’s Market runs through Sept. 11 each Thursday 4-8 p.m. at Sofia Park. Info: wilsonvillemarket.com

Join a growing group of readers from the Wilsonville area to discuss a wide variety of books. These monthly discussions are informal and are facilitated by group members. The Book Club meets monthly in the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, from 6 to 8 p.m. Join fellow readers for lively and thought-provoking conversation about excellent books. Books to be discussed are available for check out; just ask at the Circulation Desk. Info: wilsonvillelibrary.org/181/Book-Club

Wilsonville’s two interactive water features located in Town Center Park and Murase Plaza have been activated. Water-feature season lasts throughout summer until September 14. The water features use equipment much like a swimming pool that recycles and treats the water with chlorine to ensure it meets applicable health codes. In preparation, staff will inspect all the pumps and the chlorine injector systems to ensure they are operating and calibrated correctly. The water features are generally open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., but are occasionally closed for maintenance. Call the Water Feature Hotline at 503-685-6356 to check for scheduled maintenance times and potential closures.

Every Saturday from noon to 1 p.m., practice your golf game at Langdon Farms Golf Club under the supervision of instructor Bruce Furman. Each hour-long session costs $20 and can accommodate six students. Call the golf shop at 503-678-4653 to sign up.

Visit Winfield Village, 8170 SW Vlahos Drive, to have a fun time while exercising with Zumba Gold! Zumba Gold, held every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., is exercise that feels like you’re dancing at a Latin party tailored to seniors, beginners or others needing modifications in their exercise routine. Info: 503-682-0653.

This summer the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, 15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora, is featuring monthly farm tours for the public on the last Friday of each month, through October. Tours are 2 to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Bring friends and family or neighbors. The goal is to share the work at NWREC with as many people as possible. Larger groups can be accommodated; call ahead to make arrangements for groups of more than a dozen. All tours are provided free of charge as a public service. Info: 503-678-1264.

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.



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