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SPOKESMAN PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Come help welcome pollinators to Wilsonville at the first pollinator planting in Memorial Park, March 18. Wednesday, March 15

FIBER DISCUSSION — The City of Wilsonville is hosting a discussion with local business owners at City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E, to gauge the business community's interest and need for improved fiber-to-the-premise infrastructure and other broadband services. Consultant CTC Technology and Energy will lead the discussions covering related policy, potential business models, technology considerations. To learn more about the upcoming meetings interested business leaders are invited to contact Andy Stone, interim IS Manager at 503-570-1532.

BUDGET COMMITTEE — The Budget Committee will meet at 6 p.m. at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E, to receive information about and discuss the mid-year financial review.

Saturday, March 17

MOTORCYCLES AND MINISTRY — Come kickoff the summer motorcycle riding season March 17 from 7-9 p.m. and March 18 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with two days of worship at Community of Hope Church, 27817 S.W. Stafford Road, at the event Bikers for Change. Hosted by the Christian Motorcyclists Association, the group is dedicated to spreading their passion of evangelism to individuals and groups of bikers worldwide. For more information contact Cliff at 503-539-8885 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to register for the event go to cmanwr1.org/pdf/

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/

CURIOUSITY CAFE — Come for a cup of coffee and interesting converstation and hear Michelle-Shari Kruss talk about estate planning for parents with minor children. Wilsonville Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road, 2 p.m.

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.

WHO'S ON THIRD — Woodburn United Methodist Church hosts a free concert at 3 p.m. Tabor Duo, Ruth Yerden and Dr. Dennis Plies, will play classical, contemporary and Christian songs on piano and organ. A freewill offering will be taken to cover costs. The church is located at 700 N. Cascade Dr.

Monday, March 20

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.

Monday, March 20

CITY COUNCIL — The Wilsonville 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 21

GREAT BOOKS — Join a roundtable discussion about great Western classics; this time the group is discussing "The Death of Ivan Ilych" by Leo Tolstoy. Wilsonville Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road, 6 p.m.

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.

HISTORY CACHE — Come hear David Harrelson, cultural resources departmental manager for the Grand Ronde, talk aout Native American tools for managing the Willamette Valley. And Jim Kiser will talk about the importance of milkweed in our landscape. Talk begins at noon; Champoeg State Heritage Area, 8239 N.E. Champoeg Rd., St. Paul.

Tuesday, March 28

HISTORY PUB — Wilsonville Library Foundation, Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society and McMenamins present a monthly presentation on local history; this month its "Bootlegging the Oregon way" by author and professor Finn John. McMenamins Old Church, 30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, 6:30-8 p.m.

UPCOMING

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