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The Country Classic Hunter/Jumper Horse Show 40th anniversary is July 10 through 14 at Hunter Creek Equestrian Park, 14441 SW Wilsonville Road. Hundreds of jumping horses and competitors gather from throughout the West for this annual event. Begun in 1973, this historic horse show helped establish Wilsonville’s reputation as the center of Oregon Horse Country. The $20,000 Team NW Jumper Classic takes place Saturday afternoon. Competition begins Wednesday through Sunday at 8 a.m. each day. Attendance is free.

Anyone who has been emotionally or physically abused by a current or former intimate partner, the Women’s Empowerment Project can help you break the cycle. Sponsored by Clackamas County Community Corrections, WEP is designed for women wanting to create healthy, violence-free lives. The 14-week class is free. Topics include the cycle of violence, coping mechanisms, effects of abuse on children and safety planning. The next class is 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. Details: Patricia Barrera, victim services program coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-655-8776.

The Wilsonville Public Library will host family story time sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in the Oak room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Irish Culture in Tualatin is ongoing at Historic Winona Grange No. 271, located at 8340 SW Seneca St., Tualatin. There are Irish dance classes (Céilí) for those 13 and up from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the year. Next class is Thursday, July 11, cost $5 per person. Open to the public. Details: 503-691-2078, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sandairishentertainment.com.

Wilsonville High graduate Ryan Oetken will perform the blues at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Oetken is a blazing guitar player with an old-time sound. Details: mcmenamins.com, facebook.com/ryanoetkenmusic.

by: JOSH KULLA - FIRST CHOICE: Let there be lavender
The 12th annual Oregon Lavender Destinations Tour and Festival
will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, at 22 farms and nurseries around the metro area and further afield, including the Barn Owl Nursery in Stafford. The whole family will enjoy the lavender in full bloom. Free, open to the public. Details: http://oregonlavenderdestinations.com.

The Holland Partners Group, developers of the Brenchley Estates project, will host an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 SW Wilsonville Road. There will be food and drink, as well as a community survey surrounding the planned Active Adults at the Grove 55 and older apartment complex the company is developing. They would like hear the public’s preferences on interior design, amenities, services and more. Interested participants must RSVP by phone or email at 360-216-0207 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For details, see facebook.com/WilsonvilleApartmentDesign.

A class on the works of Charles Dickens starts with a 6 to 8 p.m. session on Wednesday, July 10, in the Rose room at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Taught by retired Washington State University professor Dr. John Ehrstine. Through reading and lively discussion, participants will examine Dickens’ first novel, “The Pickwick Papers.” There are eight classes in all. Cost $40, texts available at a discount. Sign up by calling the library at 503-682-2744 or visiting the circulation desk.

Angel Occasio will provide high-energy comedy with juggling and magic for kids at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in the Oak room at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. This is part of the library’s summer reading program for kids. Free, open to the public. Details: Youth Services Librarian Steven Engelfried, 503-570-1592 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Lonesomes will perform at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. The band combines shining elements of The Byrds with influences from Tom Petty, Neil Young and the Allman Brothers. Details: mcmenamins.com.

The Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonvillle Road, will host a Friday Family Movie Matinee from noon to 2 p.m. July 12 in the Oak room. Free, open to the public. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a variety of G and PG rated animated films. Call the library at 503-682-2744 or stop by the circulation desk for titles.

Enjoy Friday night jazz at Langdon Farms Grill, 24377 Airport Road, Aurora, from 6 to 9 p.m. July 12. With food specials and Ray Hardiman and Friends on stage. Open to the public. Details: langdonsgrill.com.

A Saturday Supper will be held from 6 to 9 pm Saturday, July 13, at the Historic Butteville Store, 10767 Butte St., Butteville. Each Saturday the Historic Butteville Store offers a special dinner that features live, local music and fresh local foods. Open to the public, space limited. Details/reservations: 503-678-1605.

The Donald Hazelnut Festival will be held from 11 a.m.to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, in downtown Donald. Activities will include a parade, car show, beer garden, food, live music, local artisans, mini golf, a dunk tank, petting zoo, barbecue contest, baked goods and a skateboarding expo. Celebrate the rural life, agriculture and business. Free, open to the public. Details: donaldhazelnutfestival.com.

The Wilsonville Public Library will host a teen game night from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 15, in the Oak room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to students in grades six through 12. This month will feature one of the group’s favorite, most requested events, board games, video games, group games, reindeer games, head games and more. For more information, call 503-570-1592 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Brian Copeland Band will perform in the amphitheater at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Pop-savvy, the Brian Copeland Band played the main stage slot at the Bite of Oregon this year. Details: mcmenamins.com.

Wilsonville’s Ryan Oetken will perform the blues each Wednesday this summer from 6 to 10 p.m. at Wanker’s Corner Saloon, 8499 Main St. Oetken is a blazing guitar player who currently is studying music business at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. These shows are free and open to the public. Next shows are July 17 and 24. Details: facebook.com/ryanoetkenmusic.

Red Yarn Stories, part of the Wilsonville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, will be held at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in the Oak room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. Kids will enjoy stories told with puppets and live folk and rock songs. Details: 503-570-1592 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wilsonville singer-songwriter Michele Van Kleef will perform at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 18. Free, open to the public. Details: michelevankleef.com, mcmenamins.com.

The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde invite the public to a “Gathering of Oregon’s First Nations: Northwest Shells and Cedar Summer Event,” on July 20 from noon to 4 p.m. at Champoeg State Heritage Area, 8239 Champoeg Road NE, St. Paul. As part of a traditional rite, members of the tribe are canoeing the Willamette River to the Columbia River and plan to conduct a canoe landing at Champoeg. A $5 day-use fee is charged to park at Champoeg, or free with a state parks pass. Details: Deb Garner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Wilsonville Public Library will hold a special teen event, “Illusions of Anderson Show,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, in the Oak room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to teens and their family members ages 12 and up. The show features Scott Anderson, world renowned magician, who was featured on “America’s Got Talent” and “NBC Nightly News” and was recently requested to headline at Hollywood’s prestigious Magic Castle. For more information, call 503-570-1592 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The South Metro Golf Scramble will be held by the Wilsonville and West Linn chambers starting at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, at the Willamette Valley Country Club, 900 Country Club Place, Canby. There will be a 1:15 p.m. shotgun start for 18 holes of golf, food, team photo, use of the driving range, KP and long drive contests, a post-tournament dinner, awards, raffle and more. Tickets are $159 for individuals, $599 for a foursome. For registration or information, call the Wilsonville Chamber, 503-682-0411. Details: wilsonvillechamber.com.

The Clackamas County Chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City. For more information, call Danny at 503-887-4556.

The Wilsonville Public Library continues its Summer Reading Celebration with the Reptile Man Rich Ritchie from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 25, at Murase Plaza, 8300 SW Memorial Drive. Free, open to the public. Bring your friends and a picnic lunch. Details: 503-570-1592 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




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