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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Get ready for Clackamas County Master Gardeners annual Spring Garden Fair in Canby this May. Thursday, March 2

HOMELESS IN THE LAND OF PLENTY — Join storyteller and conflict resolution expert Ryan Stroud to share your stories and learn about the experiences of others. Hosted by Clackamas Community College, this free event will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. in Rook Hall, Room 220, 19600 Molalla Ave.

Friday, March 3

IRISH CEILI — Winds of Donegal, with fiddler and singer Tricia Fairman, are playing at the Winona Grange, doors open at 7:30 p.m. Wear your green and kick off St. Patrick's Day! No partner or experience necessary. Cost is $12 and the Grange is located 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatin. SUBMITTED PHOTO - Tricia Fairman and Winds of Donegal will play at the First Friday Irish Ceili in Tualatin March 3.

FIRST FRIDAY FILM — Watch the latest releases, from blockbusters to independent films, for free on the big screen at the Wilsonville Public Library at 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road. The films chosen are new, interesting and difficult to get on Netflix. Snacks available by donation or bring your own. For film titles, visit the First Friday Films page or call the library at 503-682-2744.

Sunday, March 5

BAR THEATRE — Clackamas Repertory Theatre is offering a reading at Oregon City Brewing Company's private event space from the comedy/drama "Bakersfield Mist," about a trailer park citizen who thinks she has a lost Jackson Pollock and the art expert who has no idea what he's about to discover. Doors open at 2:30 p.m; tickets are $15; 1401 Washington St., Oregon City. Tickets at eventbrite.com.

Monday, March 6

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS — Mayor Tim Knapp will be presenting the "2017 State of the City Address" at the start of the City Council meeting at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E. Knapp is expected to give a recap of City affairs over the past year, provide a preview of upcoming City initiatives and opportunities while addressing some foreseeable challenges the City faces in the upcoming year.

CITY COUNCIL — The City Council meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. Each Council meeting is preceded with a work session which begins at 5 p.m. in the Willamette River I and II room on the second floor of City Hall.

Tuesday, March 7

TERRARIUMS — Learn to build your own ecosystem, with all materials provided and participants get to take their creation home. Clackamas Community College Horticulture Department, 6:30-8:30 p.m., class $25; Call 503-594-3292 to register.

Wednesday, March 8

PLANNING COMMISSION — The Planning Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month. Agendas and packets will be made available prior to the meeting. During this session, there will be two hearings at the Planning Commission meeting: the Frog Pond Master Plan and the Transit Master Plan.

Saturday, March 11

COMMUNITY CONCERT — Cal Scott of The Trail Band will give a rare solo performance, singing and showing off a dazzling finger-style guitar playing. Scott is a composer, producer and leader of musical ensembles. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., tickets are available at the door on online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2716981. Winona Grange, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatin.

AAUW — Portland State University professor emerita Dr. Mary C. King will discuss "Taking on the economic equality to advance all women" at 10 a.m. at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th St. Lake Oswego. The public is welcome to this free event, sponsored by the American Association of Univerisity Women Lake Oswego.

Sunday, March 12

JAPANESE PRUNING — Learn with a master of Japanese garden cultivation, 8-11:50 a.m., $25. Clackamas Community College Horticulture Department, call 503-594-3292 to register.

Sunday, March 19

DANCE — Come dance to country band Crossfire at the Al Kader Shrine, 25100 Parkway Avenue, Wilsonville. Tickets are $10 and there is a no-host beverage bar and soup/salad bar. Proceeds go to the nonprofit Oriental Shrine Band. Music starts at 4 p.m.

UPCOMING

PICNIC — Clackamas Community College Theatre Department will offer the classic musical "Picnic" from March 2-12, a portrayal of the disappointments and courage of ordinary citizens when a handsome drifter stirs them up one fateful summer day. Visit www.clackamas.edu/theatre for more information or call 503-594-3153.

SELF-DEFENSE — Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Public Training Center is offering a "Refuse to be a Victim" class from 2-4:40 p.m. March 25. This is not a firearms class but a seminar covering strategies that you can apply in every aspect of your life, including home security, travel, personal self-defense and driving. Class fee is $35, registration is required. Call 503-794-8023.

SOUP SUPPER — Women's Ministries of St. Cyril is holding a Lenten Soup Supper Friday, March 24. Father Brian will preside at stations. If you can bring soup, call Anita at 503-682-2332. St. Cyril Catholic Church is located at 9205 S.W. 5th St., Wilsonville.

GARDEN FAIR — Clackamas County Master Gardeners are bringing back the Spring Garden Fair, May 6-7. The event includes classes on gardening, raffle prizes, plants for sale and plenty of free advice. Go to springgardenfair.org to find out more.

ONGOING

TAX HELP — Come get free help with your taxes from a volunteer retired CPA who can help answer your questions and/or help you fill out your tax forms. Available on Saturdays through April 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please bring all of your necessary documentation and your 2015 tax records to 82000 S.W. Wilsonville Road.

SOLE SISTERS — Females from age 10 and up are welcome to join the free 14-week half marathon and 10k training hosted by Sole Sisters, which runs through May 20. All paces of walking and running are welcome; Wilsonville High School, 6800 S.W. Wilsonville Rd. at 8 a.m. Go to solesisters.us to find out more.

TOASTMASTERS — Wilsonville Mentors of Focus Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. at the Parks & Recreation building at 29600 S.W. Town Center Park, Wilsonville. The public is welcome.