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What's happening in and around Wilsonville this week and what's coming up later this month?

Friday, May 4SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - Rite Aid Foundations annual plant sale returns May 4-5 with wholesale garden items available in a fun, festive environment.

PLANT SALE — .The Rite Aid Foundation returns with its annual plant sale, offering nursery plants at wholesale prices as well as entertainment, food and children's activities. Tethered hot air balloon rides by DreamShip, which features artwork by children of fallen or disabled military members, will also be available. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rite Aid Distribution Center, 29555 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Wilsonville.

Saturday, May 5

PLANT SALE — .The Rite Aid Foundation returns with its annual plant sale, offering nursery plants at wholesale prices as well as entertainment, food and children's activities. Tethered hot air balloon rides by DreamShip, which features artwork by children of fallen or disabled military members, will also be available. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

PASTURE MANAGEMENT — A full-day workshop for rural property owners will offer an opportunity to learn about best practices for pasture management, horse health, wildfire livestock protection and creating a horse property you can be proud of. Sponsored by Oregon Department of Agriculture, the Pudding River Watershed Council and Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District, the workshop fee is $10 and includes lunch. Registration is required and closes April 30; https://conservationdistrict.org/2018/workshop-horse-owners.html.

BLUEGRASS DINNER/SHOW — Butteville Historic Store is hosting a bluegrass performance by Amanda Richards and the Good Long Whiles. The evening includes dinner and dessert starting at 6 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. The Store is one of the oldest continuously operating businesses in the region. Call 503-678-1605 for reservations.

LIVING HISTORY — Champoeg State Heritage Area is hosting a living history event, with a replica townsite, live actors and family-friendly activities. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the 1843 vote held in Champoeg that established the first provisional government west of the Mississippi River. The free event runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will include a reenacted fur trappers' camp, replica historic townsite with building facades, tradesmen demonstrating 19th century techniques and a post office with souvenir post cards. A 1 p.m. ceremony to honor the original May 1843 voters will feature distinguished speakers, a mock vote and a rifle salute. The afternoon concludes with a live stage coach run delivering the souvenir post cards to the St. Paul post office. Event parking at Champoeg State Heritage Area, 8239 Champoeg Road NE, will be free.

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, 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.

Sunday, May 6

FROG POND CHURCH — Meridian United Church of Christ, known by many as the historic Frog Pond church, is celebrating its 140th birthday with a 10 a.m. worship service and 11:15 a.m. lunch. A timeline of the church  from its beginning in 1878 and its continued presence in this community since that time will be featured. All are welcome; 6750 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville.

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, 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 allowed — service dogs only.

Monday, May 7

CITY COUNCIL — Wilsonville City Council meets, public is welcome to attend work session that starts immediately after an executive session at 5 p.m. General council meeting begins at 7 p.m., 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E.

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WILSONVILLE GARDEN CLUB — Plan to stock up on the gardening season May 12 at the Wilsonville Garden Club annual plant sale. Blooming annuals, summer and shade perennials and lightly used garden art and containers will be available for purchase. Clackamas Community College-Wilsoville, 29353 Town Center Loop E; sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CREST PLANT SALE — Wilsonville's CREST Farm, operated by and benefitting WL-WV School District students, has set a date for its annual tomato plant sale, May 16. Come get your starts for your vegetable garden from 1-6 p.m. You can preorder at https:crestplantsale.com.

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.

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