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by: JOSH KULLA - The Wilsonville Rotary Summer Concert Series wraps up (already?!) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, with a performance from Hit Machine, a popular Portland cover band. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillerotary.com/concerts.

COMMUNITY

Aug. 7

Never Strangers, a band blending American music with bluegrass, will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Details: mcmenamins.com, home.comcast.net/~neverstrangers.

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, Aug. 7. 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, Aug. 7, in the Oak room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org.

A class on the works of Charles Dickens continues with a 6 to 8 p.m. session on Wednesday, Aug. 7, in the Rose room at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Taught by retired Washington State University Professor John Ehrstine, the class runs through Aug. 28. 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.

Aug. 8

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 Aug. 8; cost is $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.

Clackamas Repertory Theatre continues its ninth season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10, with “Kiss Me Kate” by Cole Porter and Bella and Sam Spewack. Directed by David Smith-English, the show features Leif Norby as Fred/Petruchio and newcomer Merideth Kaye Clark as Lilli/Kate. CRT performances take place through Aug. 25 on Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. All performances at Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Tickets available at 503-594-6047 or at clackamasrep.org.

Cascade Blues Association Best New Artist Billy D will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Open to the public, free, all ages welcome. Details: mcmenamins.com, billydandthehoodoos.com.

The Wilsonville Farmers Market is ongoing and continues from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in and around Sofia Park, 28836 SW Costa Circle in Villebois. Come enjoy live music from Matt Brown, who will share blues, soul and rock, and browse the local artisans, farmers and other vendors. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillemarket.com.

The Pink Elephant Bazaar, an annual community sale put on by Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10, at the church. Look for the big pink church across from the library in Oregon City’s McLoughlin Historic District. Proceeds benefit the Atkinson Memorial Church, a Unitarian Universalist congregation involved in social justice causes. Open to the public. Details: 503-788-1191 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Aug. 9

The Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonvillle Road, will host a Friday Family Movie Matinee from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 in the Oak room at the library. 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. Friday, Aug. 9. With food specials and Ray Hardiman and Friends on stage. Open to the public. Details: langdonsgrill.com.

The Garden Corner, 21550 SW 108th Ave., Tualatin, will host “Painting Among the Petunias” on Friday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a Georgia O’Keefe-inspired art workshop with local artist Jennifer Predoehl of Blue Plume Studio as instructor. Space is limited, $40 registration for each class. Registration/details: 503-885-1934 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Aug. 10

A Taste of Frank Lloyd Wright, a fundraiser for the Gordon House, will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Gordon House, 869 W. Main St., Silverton. Features food and wine from St. Josef’s Winery. Open to the public. Reservations required. Details/reservations: 503-874-6006, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or thegordonhouse.org.

Aug. 14

Norman, a collective of musicians from throughout Oregon’s Willamette Valley, will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Formed initially as a solo act by Eric Nordby in 2004, Norman eventually became what it is today: a creative Northwest exploration in music, art and culture. Open to the public, free, all ages welcome. Details: mcmenamins.com, normansongs.com.

Aug. 15

Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group Inc. is hosting its fourth annual golf tournament starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Langdon Farms Golf Course, 24377 NE Airport Road, Aurora. The tournament benefits the Windermere Foundation and is open to the public. Registration begins at 11 a.m. followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Registration fee of $145 includes a box lunch, driving range, greens fee, golf cart and a barbecue dinner. For registration and sponsorship information, contact Nihad Aweidah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-939-6666.

Aug. 16

The city of Wilsonville will continue its Movies in the Park series with “Pirates! Band of Misfits,” at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, in the river shelter at Memorial Park, 7900 SW Wilsonville Road. Watch a film on an inflatable big screen and enjoy some popcorn and other snacks (for sale) under the stars. Free, open to the public. Lawn opens at 8:15 p.m., movie starts at dusk. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us/MoviesinthePark or call Brian Stevenson at 503-570-1523.

Aug. 17

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church will celebrate its second anniversary with a 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, concert with Portland rock band Marca Luna. Enjoy music from 7 to 10 p.m. along with food and drink specials. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Details: mcmenamins.com, facebook.com/marcalunamusic.

Aug. 21

Fools in Paradise, an eclectic six-person band featuring African instruments, will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Details: mcmenamins.com.

The city of Wilsonville will host a neighborhood barbecue event from 5 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Engelman Park, 29987 SW Wilsonville Road. Come meet with city officials and staff members while enjoying a barbecue meal at no cost. For more information, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us.

Aug. 22

The Moonshine will bring music to the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, with a 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, concert at the Old Church. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Details: mcmenamins.com.

FAITH

Taizé Services are being held at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Wilsonville at 7 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Taizé worship consists of four elements — meditative singing, scripture, prayer and silence. St. Francis is located at 8818 SW Miley Road. Open to the public. Details: 503-678-5422 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ONGOING

Valley Christian Preschool is offering a summer camp for children ages 3 to 6 at Valley Christian Church, 11188 SW Wilsonville Road. The camp is themed “Wild, Wild West” and runs from Aug. 12 through 15, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. There will be crafts, play time, outside games and water slides. Open to the public. Cost $65 per child. For information and registration, call 503-582-8267 or browse vccwilsonville.org.

The Wilsonville Public Library hosts the job-seekers support group “Get to Work!” from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday in the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. Details: Jerry Martin, 503-481-4885, wilsonvillelibrary.org.

The Wilsonville Public Library hosts weekly family story time sessions at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays. All ages welcome. Bring the family for fun with books, puppets, songs and interactive play. Open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org, 503-682-2744.

A Clackamas County community playgroup for children and parents is held for Stafford, Wilsonville and Tualatin area families from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin. Enter at room 109. Open to the public, free to all families with children ages birth to 5 years old. These playgroups have no religious affiliation, and churches and community centers have donated space for use by Healthy Start/Healthy Families of Clackamas County. Details: 503-655-8601 or facebook.com/Healthy Start-Healthy Families of Clackamas County.

Child Advocates Inc.’s program, Court Appointed Special Advocates, also known as CASA, needs additional volunteers and offers monthly training sessions. CASAs are trained citizens appointed by a judge to advocate for children who, through no fault of their own, have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care. CASAs act as the eyes and ears of the court, gathering information to make recommendations that are in the best interest of the children they represent. Their input provides the judge with information that is impartial and independent. Orientations are from 6 to 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, 1001 Molalla Ave., suite 203. This summer’s remaining orientation date is Aug. 7. Details: 503-723-0521 or casa-cc.org.

The Wilsonville Public Library is hosting Senior Sundays, a weekly Sunday book shopping event for those 55 and older between 1 and 4:30 p.m. During that time, seniors receive a 20 percent discount on books sold through the Twice Sold Tales used bookstore. The next shopping event will be on Aug. 11. Open to the public. Details: 503-682-2744 or wilsonvillelibrary.org.

New local nonprofit, Northwest Christian Legal Aid, is offering free legal aid to those in need in Clackamas County. Clinics are held twice a month at the Oregon City Christian Church located at 1179 South End Road. Services available include legal consultations on topics including foreclosure, eviction, landlord/tenant matters, small claims assistance, contract review and other general legal issues. NWCLA serves individuals and families whose income is below 250 percent of the federal poverty level, currently $57,625 a year for a family of four, or who are otherwise unable to access or afford legal services. For more information or to apply for services, contact Northwest Christian Legal Aid at 1-855-524-2132.

There now is a free and confidential support group for survivors of domestic violence meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays at a confidential location in Canby. The group is hosted by Clackamas Women’s Services. For details, contact Allison with CWS at 503-201-2530.

Wilsonville Knit ‘n’ Spin meets each Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Simmons room at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. This is a weekly meeting for all knitters and spinners. All skill levels welcome. Free, open to the public. Details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville Friends of the Library meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Rose room at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. The Wilsonville Friends of the Library supports the library and helps enhance its value to the community by raising money and holding events. Details: wilsonville.lib.or.us or contact Greg Martin at 503-682-2744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A free community playgroup in Wilsonville is hosting sessions for parents with children ages birth through 5, with toys and a snack, at Wilsonville United Methodist Church, 7355 SW Wilsonville Road, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday. Meet new friends and socialize your child. Sponsored by Healthy Start of Clackamas County. Details: 503-655-8601.



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