Big To Do
Wednesday, Oct. 11
PLANNING COMMISSION — The Planning Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month at Wilsonville City Hall, 9799 S.W. Town Center Loop E. Agendas and packets will be made available to download at ci.wilsonville.or.us/AgendaCenter.
SLIDE GUITAR — San Francisco-based slide guitar master Dennis Johnson performs at McMenamins Old Church in Wilsonville at 7 p.m.; 30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Road.
BLOOD DRIVE — Help the American Red Cross by donating blood at Heart of the City, 28925 S.W. Boberg Road, Wilsonville, from 2-7 p.m. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-red-cross to make and appoint or just walk in.
Thursday, Oct. 12
BOOK CLUB — Join fellow readers for a discussion of "The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story" by Doug Preston, 6 p.m. at Wilsonville Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road.
BIRTHDAY PARTY — Trudy's Living Room in Wilsonville, 9740 S.W. Wilsonville Road, is celebarting its fourth anniversary with music by the Mark Davis Band, local artists and refreshments, all free as a thank you to the community. Fun begins 5-8 p.m.
PARKS BOARD — Wilsonville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting is open to the public, 6 p.m. at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E.
Saturday, Oct. 14
BOOK NOTES — Come hear Jass Two Plus One, a musical group that has all the romance and adventure of 1920s Jazz, at the Wilsonville Library's Book Notes Concert, 2 p.m.; 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road.
WINE TASTING — Terra Vina Vineyards is open for a fall wine tasting from noon to 6 p.m. and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to share the lovely vineyeard views; 337 S.W. Ladd Hill Road.
COMMUNITY CONCERT — Nova Scotian sisters Cassie and Maggie MacDonald will perform as part of the Saturday Community Concert in Tualatin. The sisters play a blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic music. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and show starts at 7:30. Go to brownpapertickets.com/event/3033584 for tickets or call 800-838-3006.
Sunday, Oct. 15
WHO'S ON THIRD? — Woodburn's United Methodist Church returns its month community concerts at 3 p.m., with Billy & the Rockets, a classic '50s-style do-wop group. A free will offering will be taken, the church is located at 700 N. Cascade Drive, Woodburn.
Monday, Oct. 16
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.; 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road.
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 at 7 p.m. are open to the public and agendas can be found at ci.wilsonville.or.us.
Saturday, Oct. 21
BLOOD DRIVE — Help save a life at the Red Cross blood drive at the Wilsonville Library, beginning at 11 a.m. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-red-cross to make and appoint or just walk in.
PUMPKIN REGATTA — The 14th annual Pumpkin Regatta returns to Tualatin, a free event where you can watch costumed characters paddle 1,000-pound pumpkin boats in a series of wacky races. The Pumpkin Regatta also features pie eating contests, kids pumpkin decorating, face painting, pumpkin golf, pumpkin bowling, a kids costume contest, Smokey and Rojo the Llama Boys, clown shows, hot food and drinks, and more. In addition, the Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers will hold the 18th annual Terminator Weigh-Off and New Seasons Giant Tomato Weigh-Off. There will also be a 5K Regatta Run and a Regatta Medallion Hunt, where treasure hunters can follow clues to find a hidden medallion and win a prize. Go to tualatinoregon.gov/pumpkinregatta for more information.
CURIOUSITY CAFE — Join the monthly coffee and chat at the Wilsonville Library beginning at 1 p.m., this month visiting with local author Warren Easley, whose latest book in the Cal Claxton Oregon mystery series, "Blood for Wine," was recently published. Library is located at 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road.
BUTTEVILLE MUSIC — The historic Butteville Store, French Prairie's acoustic music venue, hosts the band Slipshod for a night of music. For more information go www.butteville.org.
TANNAHILL WEAVERS — One of Scotland's premier bands, Tannahill Weaver, brings its diverse repertoire to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Oregon City Oct. 28, for a 7:30 p.m. performance. Go to brownpapertickets.com/event/3033584 for tickets or call 800-838-3006.
HAPPY DAZE — West Linn artist Josh Gross has an exhibit of high-quality ink jet prints on display at Clackamas Community College Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. from Sept. 18-Oct. 27.
HISTORY PUB — The Wilsonville Public Library Foundation, the Wilsonville/Boones Ferry Historical Society, and McMenamins have teamed up to present monthly programs focusing on Oregon's rich history. This month, we present 'Is Oregon Ready for the Big One? Oregon's Past and Future Earthquakes'. Scott Burns, Geology Professor from PSU will discuss the coming disaster and what we can do to ensure our safety. Free at the Wilsonville Old Church McMenamins, 30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, beginning at 6:30 p.m.