Drop off clothes for people in need

A used clothing drop-off shed, set up by Portland-based St. Pauly Textile, is open at Meridian United Church of Christ, 6750 S.W. Boeckman Road. Accepted items include clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes, pillowcases and stuffed animals. Donors are asked to donate items in a plastic bag to protect against dirt and the elements. For those people who want to make a tax-deductible donation a small box on the shed holds clothing drop-off receipts. Donated items will be distributed to people in need both locally and worldwide. Meridian UCC also receives 4 cents per pound of clothing collected. Details: 503-682-0339.

Music Together expands to Canby

Willamette Valley Music Together has expanded to serve the Canby, and now has offices in that town along with Aurora, Hubbard, and Wilsonville.

Music Together provides music and movement classes for children birth through kindergarten and their parents or caregivers. Led by center director and teacher Wendy Reznicsek, children and their grownups experience the joy of making music together in a family-friendly setting.

Starting in September, families can take classes on Friday and Saturday mornings at Thelma’s Place, a nonprofit resource center that serves those with memory loss, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The classroom is located on the second floor of Thelma’s Place at 352 NW 2nd Avenue, Canby. Registration is available online and spaces are limited.

In a Music Together class, children and their parents or caregivers meet for 45 minutes each week to experience new songs, chants, movement activities, and instrumental jam sessions. Both adults and children sit in the circle and participate. For other locations and more information about Willamette Valley Music Together, visit or call 971-678-6742.

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