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

SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Cascade Harmony Chorus, a Sweet Adelines-style a capella vocal group of 30 ladies, will present some Christmas songs and other numbers, at Woodburn United Methodist Church Dec. 17.Friday, Dec. 15

BLOOD DRIVE — Red Cross encourages you to help save a life by donating blood; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wilsonville Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road. Make an appointment at 1-800 RED CROSS.

Saturday, Dec. 16

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. Corral Creek Bluegrass Band brings a Christmas show at 7 p.m.; go to www.butteville.org to find out more.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE — This free 11 a.m. class in reading and writing English as a second language, taught by a native Spanish speaker, is offered to individuals with all levels of English competency. For more information call the Wilsonville Library at 503-682-2744 or instructor Jose Solis at 503-764-9385.

CURIOUSITY CAFE — Join your neighbors for a cup of coffee and conversation, this month listening to storyteller Ken Iverson sharing tales of the holiday season at 1 p.m. Wilsonville Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road.

Sunday, Dec. 17

WHO'S ON THIRD — December's community concert features the Cascade Harmony Chorus, a Sweet Adelines-style a capella vocal group of 30 ladies who will present some Christmas songs and other numbers from 3-4:30 p.m. Woodburn United Methodist Church, 700 N. Cascade Dr, Woodburn. A free-will offering will be taken to continue the financial support of this community concert series. 

Monday, Dec. 18

CITY COUNCIL — Wilsonville City Council meeting, agenda to be announced; 5 p.m., 8200 S.W. at www.ci.wilsonville.or.us; 29799 Town Center Loop E.

Wednesday, Dec. 20

LEGO NIGHT — Bring your kids and stay to construct, create and imagine with LEGOs. Try the monthly challenge or build whatever you want. LEGO expert David Thornton from Canby Bricks & Minifigs will provide cool tips. Wilsonville Libary at 6:30 p.m., 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road.

Tuesday, Dec. 26

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. Doors open at 6 p.m., call 503-682-2744 to find out this month's program.; 30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Road.

UPCOMING

FIRST DAY HIKES — Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with America's State Parks to offer free guided hikes in state parks on New Year's Day. Locally, two hikes are being offered at Champoeg State Heritage Area,

at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The usual $5 parking fee will be waved on this day. Visitors will have the opportunity to go back in time through the old town site and out to the Territorial Government Monument. The two-mile round trip is easy to moderate, with some uneven terrain and natural surfaces. Dogs must be on a leash. Participants should bring water, snacks and bring weather appropriate clothing and shoes. Hikers can register for the hike at http://bit.ly/ChampoegFDH2018.

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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