What's happening in and around Wilsonville this week and coming up? Plays, concerts and movies in the park, and more

SUBMITTED PHOTO: SAM ORTEGA - Clackamas Repertory Theatres production of The Melody Lingers On featuring the music of Irving Berlin, is in its last days - dont miss it!Wednesday, Aug. 23

LIBRARY BOARD — The public is welcome at the meeting of the Wilsonville Library Board, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road. Agendas will be available on the library website.

BLOOD DRIVE — American Red Cross will be collecting blood donations at St. Cyril Church, 9210 S.W. 5th Street, Wilsonville. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Thursday, Aug. 24

CITY COUNCIL — The Wilsonville City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. following a work session at 5 p.m., at City Hall, 9799 S.W. Town Center Loop E, rescheduled from an earlier date due to the eclipse. Agenda found at

ROTARY CONCERT — Performer Tracey Fordice is back, rescheduled from a previously cancelled Wilsonville Rotary Club Summer Concert show earlier in August. Openers begin at 5 p.m., Fordice at 6 p.m.; free, Town Center Park, 29600 Park Place.

RAE GORDON — Blues and gospel singer Rae Gordon performs at a benefit to raise funds for the Senior Citizen's Council of Clackamas County. The third annual "Sipping for Seniors" wine and beer tasting event will run 5-8 p.m. at Gray Gables Estate, 3009 S.E. Chestnut St., in Milwaukie. The $25 tickets include a glass of wine or beer, hors d'oeuvres and a raffle ticket. The raffle prizes include two suite tickets to an upcoming Oregon Ducks football game, donated by Wells Fargo. SUBMITTED PHOTO - Gospel singer Rae Gordon performs a benefit to raise funds for the Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County.

SUMMER CLASSIC — The Oregon Summer Classic jumper horse show is back Aug. 24-27. This year, the show will host the Team NW Medal Finals, the Quiet Rein Riding School Local Hunter Derby and the Emerson Burr Horsemanship class. Hosted at Hunter Creek Equestrian Park, 14441 S.W. Wilsonville Road, the series is free to the public.

Friday, Aug. 28

MOVIES IN THE PARK — Wilsonville Parks and Rec's outdoor movie series finishes with a flourish, as it shows the animated "LEGO Batman" film in Memorial Park. Shows begin at dusk at the River Shelter.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

HISTORY PUB — Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church hosts the next History Pub, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m. Presented by the Wilsonville Library Foundation and Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society, every month is a different program focusing on Oregon history. This month it's "The Secret History of Underground Salem" by historian John Ritter. Learn about the opium dens, distilleries, brothels, the Klan and more; Ritter is a Guggenheim Fellow in American History.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

NW SPECTACULAR — The final jumping event of the season at Hunter Creek Equestrian Park, 14441 S.W. Wilsonville Road, the NW Spectacular will feature the World Champion Hunter Rider event and the $20,000 Team NW Grand Prix, the Oregon Hunter Jumper Association Medal Finals, the USHJA Zone IX Jumper Championships, the USHJA International Hunter Derby and the USHJA National Hunter Derby. The event is free to the public.

Tuesday, Sept. 5

PARK MASTER PLAN — Interested in the future of Wilsonville's Boones Ferry Park and its possible expansion? Come to the park, 31240 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, at 6 p.m., listen to the ideas and share your own.

MUSIC AT MONTAGUE — The summer concert series in Villebois enjoys its last performance of the summer. Nu Wavers will perform from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Montague Park Amphitheater.

Thursday, Sept. 7

CITY COUNCIL — Wilsonville City Council work session and meeting at City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E. Both work session, at 5 p.m. and meeting, 7 p.m. are open to the public and agendas can be found at


IRVING BERLIN — Clackamas Repertory Theatre celebrates the music of Irving Berlin with "The Melody Lingers on." Ten singers and an onstage band power this sweet, romantic, semi-autobiographical musical about one of America's most beloved composers. "The Melody Lingers on" runs through Aug. 27 at the Osterman Theatre on the Clackamas Community College Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. Performances take place Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 503-594-6047.

HISTORIC AURORA — Support the Aurora Colony Historical Society at its annual fundraising dinner, this year held at the historic Octagon Building Aug. 26. Find out more at

GET CRABBIN' — Support the Clackamas Community College's wrestling program and plan on attending its annual crab feed and fundraiser Sept. 23. It's an all-you-can-eat affair, with appetizers, auction and social hour.

Go to to find out more.


FARMERS MARKETS — Students from the Clackamas Community College Horticulture Department will be holding mini-markets Wednesdays through summer, selling produce from their organic campus farm. The

food cart will be

parked outside the Community Center at the Oregon City Campus, 19600 S. Molalla Ave., from 11:30 am.-1 p.m. And Wilsonville's Villebois neighborhood heats up on Thursday evenings

with its own farmers market, from 4-8 p.m. at Sofia

Park, 28836 Costa Circle


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