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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Al Andalus Ensemble will be performing a soulful merging of classical, jazz and contempory music at the Wilsonville Library March 11. 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.

Thursday, March 9

BOOK CLUB — This month the Wilsonville Library invites people to read any history by Stephen Ambrose and come for a lively discussion about his books; 6 p.m., 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road.

Saturday, March 11

BOOK NOTES — Al Andalus Ensemble will be performing a soulful merging of classical, jazz and contempory music with influences from the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Wilsonville Friends of the Library hosts the event, 2 p.m., 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road.

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.

CURIOUSITY CAFE — Enjoy a cup of coffee and attend the Wilsonville LIbrary's monthly workshop and talk. This month it's "Estate Planning for Parents with Minor Children" by attorney Michelle-Shari Kruss; 2 p.m., 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road.

Saturday, March 18

POLLINATOR PLANTING — Join the City of Wilsonville for the first of three plantings to improve habitat for pollinators and the City's urban forest. Held at the Willamette River Water Treatment Plant, 10350 S.W. Arrowhead Creek Lane, organizers ask that participants arrive at 8:45 a.m. for registration and crew assignment. Event starts promptly at 9 a.m. with breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee. Recommended to dress for the weather with sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Gloves, tools and guidance provided. Plantings are all part of the Bee Stewards project in partnership. Funding support comes from the City's Community Enhancement Program. For more information, go to friendsoftrees.org/volunteering/

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.

GENEALOGY CLUB — Discover new genealogical resources and tools, discuss personal research and goals, and learn from experienced genealogists at monthly meetings. Open to seasoned genealogists and beginners; 1 p.m., Wilsonville Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road.

Friday, March 24

SOUP SUPPER — Women's Ministries of St. Cyril is holding a Lenten Soup Supper. 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.

Saturday, March 25

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.

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.

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

SCRIPTURE STUDY: All are welcome to study the scriptures every Thursday 7-8 p.m. in the Primary Room at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Wilsonville meetinghouse at 29350 Town Center Loop E. Please contact Ben Cox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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.