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What's happening in and around Wilsonville this week and coming up in October?

I-5 Connection is gearing up for its holida concertWednesday, Nov. 15

BLOOD DRIVE — Help the American Red Cross save lives by donating blood at St Cyril Catholic Church, 9210 S.W. 5th Street, 1-6:30 p.m. Make an appointment to give blood at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Saturday, Nov. 18

LEAF DISPOSAL — The City of Wilsonville in partnership with Republic Services is holding the annual, free Wilsonville Leaf Drop-Off Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents are invited to drop off leaves only — no other yard debris — at the City Hall parking lot, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E. Public Works employees will be on hand to assist with disposing bag of leaves into large dumpsters provided by Republic Services. The City suggests that participants bring a cash or check donation for Wilsonville Community Sharing, operator of the community food bank and social-services referral agency. The City recommends that residents use large paper bags available from local hardware stores that can be recycled with leaves.

HISTORIC BUTTEVILLE — The historic Butteville Store, just across the Willamette from Wilsonville, is French Prairie's premier acoustic music venue and features a "chef's choice dinner and show" event every first and third Saturday. Celtic musicians Pipedance performs at 7 p.m.; go to www.butteville.org to find out more.

CURIOUSITY CAFE — Grab a coffee and join neighbors for this holiday card-making workshop from 1-3 p.m. Free but must reserve a spot at the Wilsonville Library circulation desk.

Sunday, Nov. 19

WHO'S ON THIRD? — Monthly free concert at 3 p.m. at Woodburn Methodist Church by Kim & Terry Campbell. The duo will perform will be performing their Fabulous '40s Show, which includes "Moonlight Serenade," "Paper Doll," "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" and the ever popular "Sentimental Journey." Woodburn United Methodist Church, located at 700 N. Cascade Dr.

Monday, Nov. 20

CITY COUNCIL — Wilsonville City Council meets for a work session open to the public at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 29799 Town Center Loop E. A City Council meeting, also open to the public, follows at 7 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. Wilsonville Library Oak Room, 1-2:30 p.m., 8600 S.W. Wilsonville Road.

Tuesday, Nov. 21

PARKS ADVISORY — Wilsonville's parks and recreation advisory board meets at 4:30 p.m.; agenda items include a presentation of the draft parks master plan. This meeting is open to the public; 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

HISTORY PUB — Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society, Wilsonvllle Library Foundation and McMenamins present "Simon Benson: Lumber King, Visionary," at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) in McMenamins Old Church, 30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Road.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

TREE LIGHTING — Wilsonville's annual tree lighting event in Town Center Park, replete with holiday music performances, visits with Santa, hot drinks and treats. The fun begins at 5:45 p.m. with the tree lighting set for 6 p.m.; 29600 S.W. Park Place. Please bring a new unwrapped toy for the toy drive.

Saturday, Dec. 2

CANDLELIGHT TOUR — Welcome the Christmas season at the historic Newell Pioneer Village, where pioneer Robert and Rebeccca Newell entertain with live music, hot apple cider and cookies from 3 to 6 p.m. Build a gingerbread house to take home, visit the general store and visit with locals such as a fur trapper, schoolmarm and "residents" of the Butteville jail. Visit newellpioneervillage.com, call  503-678-5537 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.


INTERNATIONAL WEEK — Clackamas Community College is celebrating International Week Nov. 13-16, every day from noon to 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend and learn about Western Africa, Peru, Brazil and The Philippines through music, stories, dance and stories. All events will take place at noon in the Community Center located on the Oregon City Campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. Admission is free.

STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE — Clackamas Community College's theatre department presents the classic Tennessee Williams play where fading southern belle Blanche DuBois makes one last effort at happiness in post-World War II New Orleans at the home of her sister, Stella, and brutal brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. The show runs from Nov 9 to Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m. with matinees Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.; tickets are available at www.clackamas.edu/theatre or call 503-594-3153. Osterman Theatre is located in the Niemeyer Center on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave.

WING IT — Clackamas Repertory Theatre presents "Wing It Holiday Magic" Dec. 2 and 9 at 10:30 a.m. "Wing It" is an interactive series for children ages 2-10, written and directed by Travis Nodurft. The newest installment in the series, "Wing It Holiday Magic" invites audience members to join the forest friends as they solve another one of life's mysteries and have some fun along the way.Audience members will stay cozy celebrating the joyous winter season with the forest friends as they discover special holiday cheer in this mixed-up tale. It's fun for the entire family, with the audience encouraged to participate in songs and dances. Each performance will also include a visit by a very special guest from the North Pole.Tickets are $5 and canbe purchased at the door. For more information, call 503-594-6047 or visit www.ClackamsRep.org. All performances are at 10:30 a.m. on the campus of Clackamas Community College in the Niemeyer Center, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.


SCOUTING FOR TREES — While planning for the holidays don't forget that local Scouts will be collecting trees for recycling Jan. 6. There will be drop-off sites and curbside pick-up available. Donations help Scouts fund their activities, including summer camp.

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