Big to do
Wednesday, April 11
ARTIST RECEPTION — Comic book artist Tyler Crook will speak about "Skeletons: The spooky comic book of Tyler Crook," his exhibition at Clackamas Community College's Niemeyer Center, 19600 Molalla Ave., from noon to 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
PUBLIC HEARING — Wilsonville Planning Commission holds a 6 p.m. public hearing regarding the I-5/Boones Bridge Congestion Study; after the hearing the commission will consider approving a resolution of support. Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E.
Thursday, April 12
BOOK CLUB — "Last Bus to Wisdom," by Ivan Doig is the book of the month. Join fellow readers for informal discussion and conversation at Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road, at 6 p.m.
FRENCH PRAIRIE BRIDGE — A task force assessing locations for a possible pedestrian/bike bridge accross the Willamette River meets at 6 p.m. to evaluate sites. Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E.
Saturday, April 14
COMMUNITY CONCERT — Molly's Revenge presents lively Scottish and Irish music at Winona Grange in Tualatin, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Molly's Revenge is a dynamic, acoustic Celtic band known for its unique and infectious enthusiasm. The classic combination of bagpipes, whistle, and fiddle is set against a backdrop of guitar, bodhran, and mandola accompaniment. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/3033774.
LIVE BLUEGRASS — Lost Creek Bluegrass Band will perform at the historic Butteville Store south of Wilsonville, in a dinner-and-a-show scenario beginning at 6 p.m. Go to www.butteville.org to find out more.
HEART DISEASE — Women of Lake Oswego presents Dr. Kim-Hien T. Dao, who will speak about her cancer research on developing treatments for leukemia: "Clonal Hematopoiesis: A Newly Discovered Risk Factor for Blood Cancers and Heart Disease" at 10 a.m. The free talk will be held at Oswego Heritage House, 398 10th Street, Lake Oswego.
Sunday, April 15
COMMUNITY CONCERT — Woodburn United Methodist Church hosts a free community concert at 3 p.m., featuring the popular pianists Roger and Nancy Wilhite, who will invite three more pianists to play with them. This concert will also feature a chorus comprised of singers from area churches and schools. This concert is a benefit for the A.W.A.R.E. food bank in Woodburn; a free will offering will be held. The church is located at 700 N. Cascade Drive, Woodburn.
Monday, April 16
CITY COUNCIL — Wilsonville City Council meeting, the public is welcome to a work session following a 5 p.m. executive session and to the main 7 p.m. business meeting. Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E.
Saturday, April 21
PLANT SALE — Support the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge while stocking up on great native plants, including camas, trillium, ferns, wild giner and more. Plants will be supplied by Bosky Dell Nursery which specializes in Oregon natives only. Volunteers will be available to answer questions. While you're picking out your plants on Saturday, take time to enjoy the Earth Day activities at the Refuge from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.. These will include crafts, interactive education stations, and guide nature walks. Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 S.W. Pacific Highway, Sherwood.
Sunday, April 22
SYMPHONY — Willamette Falls Symphony performs a family concert at 3 p.m, featuring Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Charles Stanford and a medley from the soundtrackks of "Harry Potter" and "Pirates of the Caribbean." Tickets are available at the door, cash or check only; 18955 S. South End Road, Oregon City.
STAGED READING — Clackamas Repertory Theater presents a reading of Christian O'Reilly's "Chapatti" at 6:30 p.m. at Portland Cider Company, 8925 S.E. Jannsen Road, BLDG F, Clackamas. Tickets may be purchased at www.ClackamasRep.org or by calling 503-594-6047.
Tuesday, April 24
COFFEE WITH COP — Wilsonville police officers will be at the Wilsonville Fred Meyers Starbucks from 10:30-11:30 a.m. to meet with the public, share concerns and answer questions.
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 it will be 'About Wine and Whiskey in the Wild West' by Ken and Kris Bilderback. This program traces the pivotal role that the battle over alcohol has played in Oregon's history, and is replete with remarkable stories from Oregon's pioneer history. Wilsonville McMenamins, 30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Road.
SPRING GARDEN FAIR — Clackamas County Master Gardeners is hosting its 34th annual garden fair, with vendors and 10-minute gardening classes. Also featured are an ask-a-master-gardener booth, activities for kids and an iris show. The fair is at the Clackamas County Event Center: 694 N.E. Fourth Ave., Canby. Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 and free for those under 16. Parking is free and there are ATMs on site. The fairgrounds is a non-smoking facility, and no pets — service dogs only.
JANE KILPATRICK — Author Jane Kilpatrick will hold a book signing and reception May 12 at the Old Aurora Colony, centered on her "Emma of Aurora" book series. Find out more at www.auroracolony.org.
ART EXHIBIT — Oregon Comic book artist Tyler Crook opens "Skeletons: The spooky comic book of Tyler Crook,"this month, featuring pages from a comic book about Emmy, a young woman living in rural North Carolina during the 1930s who manifests magical powers around her 18th birthday. Emmy quickly learns her powers are linked to her town's dark past, and the goblins living in the nearby woods. The exhibition also explores the process of making a comic book page. Clackamas Community College's Alexander Gallery is free and open to the 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for campus closures. The gallery is located in Niemeyer Center on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.
BIBLE STUDY — Come study the Bible with us! Weekly scripture study Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Wilsonville LDS Meeting House, 29350 Town Center Loop E. Contact Eric Battles, 801-231-0903 with questions.