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by: FILE PHOTO - The Historic Butteville Store and Friends of Historic Champoeg will host a Collective Memory Talk from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Historic Butteville Store, 10767 Butte Street NE, Aurora. Open to the public. Details: champoeg.org, or call 503-678-1605.

COMMUNITY

The Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce will host its South Metro Leadership Forum at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 SW Parkway Ave. Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler will speak. Open to the public, $20 for chamber members, $25 for non-members, preregistration required. Details/registration: Brandi Ebner, 503-682-0411, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or view wilsonvillechamber.com.

The North Pacific String Band will perform at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Straight out of Monterey Bay, North Pacific String Band is a newgrass band that celebrates the life of California and the old-time traditions and values of music. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Details: mcmenamins.com, northpacificcompany.org.

The Champoeg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host Wilson Price Hunt Party at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Sherwood Senior Center, 21907 SW Sherwood Blvd., Sherwood. Richard Cassidy will speak on the Wilson Price Hunt Party. Free, open to the public. If you have a Revolutionary War ancestor and are interested in DAR membership you can attend meetings from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Thursday of each month from September through April. Details: rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orccdar/ or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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 Sept. 12, 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.

Enjoy Friday night jazz at Langdon Farms Grill, 24377 Airport Road, Aurora, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. With food specials and Ray Hardiman and Friends on stage. Open to the public. Details: langdonsgrill.com.

The Historic Butteville Store and Friends of Historic Champoeg will host the Historic Butteville Store garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14, at the historic store located at 10767 Butte Street NE, Aurora. Free, open to the public. Details: champoeg.org/attractions/historic-butteville-store.html or call 503-678-1605.

“J.B.,” a staged performance, will be hosted by Meridian United Church of Christ at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the church, 6750 SW Boeckman Road. Written by Archibald MacLeish, “J.B.” is a raucous, profound, thought-provoking, painful, comic, loving re-creation of the Book of Job. Open to the public. Details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-682-0339.

The Wilsonville Public Library will hold its monthly Genealogy Club meeting for adults from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in the Oak room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public, this club meets the third Monday of each month. Learn from experienced genealogists, discover new genealogical resources and tools and discuss personal research and goals. Open to seasoned genealogists and beginners. Details: Malia Laughton, 503-682-2744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host a friends and family night from 5 p.m. until closing Tuesday, Sept. 17. Fifty percent of proceeds during that time go to benefit Lowrie Primary School. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Details: mcmenamins.com.

The Wilsonville Public Library will host toddlertime story hour at 10 a.m. and babytime story hour at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Oak room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org, 503-682-2744.

The Civil Air Patrol — Aurora Squadron will host an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Aurora State Airport, 23115 Airport Road NE, Aurora. Free, open to the public. Come learn more about the CAP and its mission. Details: 971-295-2624 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The city of Wilsonville will host a neighborhood barbecue at Jory Trail at the Grove, 8750 SW Ash Meadow Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Free, open to the public. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The Wilsonville Public Library will host the Great Conversation Discussion Group for adults at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, for those wishing to explore philosophy and books. Those interested in the “big questions” of life will want to join the discussion of how modern day issues are reflected and illuminated by classic books. Free, open to the public. Next session is Wednesday, Sept. 18. Details: Adult Services Librarian Greg Martin, 503-682-2744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host music by Wilsonville’s own Michelle Van Kleef at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Details: michelevankleef.com, mcmenamins.com.

The South Riverside Musical Revue will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Windfield Village, 8170 SW Vlahos Drive. Presented by the Portland Kiwanis Club of South Riverside, this musical show will feature hits of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, including songs from Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and many more. Free, open to the public. Details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host a Scotch and cigar dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Enjoy this ode to the finest in alcohol and tobacco with a Scotch whisky, including 12-year Glenkinchie, 15-year Dalwhinnie, 14-year Clynelish, 12-year Cragganmore, 10-year Talisker and 12-year Caol Ila. Open to the public, ages 21 and older only. Tickets $65. Details: mcmenamins.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for reservations.

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host an Oktoberfest celebration all day Saturday, Sept. 21. The day will include food and drink specials, as well as German music. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Details: mcmenamins.com.

The third annual Soroptimist International of Lake Owego and West Linn Harvest Festival & Jamboree will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Lee Farms, 21975 SW 65th Avenue, Tualatin. Soroptimists are celebrating their fourth year of improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and around the world. Free, open to the public. Details: soroptimistlowl.org, leefarmsoregon.com.

St. Josef’s Winery will host its annual Grape Stomping Festival from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22, at the winery, 28836 SW Barlow Road, Canby. Music provided by the eight-piece Bavarian band Original Donaumusikanten. Open to the public, admission $10, includes souvenir glass and wine tasting. Details: stjosefswinery.com.

The Wilsonville Library Foundation and Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society will host “Herbert Hoover’s Oregon Boyhood: Origins of a Principled Life,” a Wilsonville History Night, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Presented by Sarah Baker Munro, the night will explain how growing up in the rural community of Newberg and small town of Salem sharpened Hoover’s love of woods and streams, reinforced his Quaker values and honed the principles of conservation, humanitarianism and individualism that governed his adult life. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Details: mcmenamins.com.

The Clackamas County Chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City. For further information, call Danny, 503-887-4556.

Providence Milwaukie Hospital will offer free mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 64 who have not had a screening mammogram in the last year. To find out if you are eligible for a free mammogram and to schedule an appointment, call 503-513-8458. The mammograms will be done from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 24 and 25, at Providence Milwaukie Hospital, 10150 SE 32nd Ave., Milwaukie.

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host Portland singer-songwriter Sam Densmore for a concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26. Free, open to the public. Details: mcmenamins.com, reverbnation.com/samdensmore.

The inaugural Orange Chicken Run co-ed half marathon (13.1 miles) will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, starting and ending at Memorial Park in Wilsonville. Featuring a half-marathon along with a half-of-a-half-marathon, or 6.5 mile race, this event is open to anyone age 10 or up. Proceeds benefit Wilsonville Young Life. Visit orangechickenrun.com for registration and information.

The Wilsonville Meridian United Church of Christ, better known as the Frog Pond Church, will host its Fall Jazz Evening from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the church, 6750 SW Boeckman Road. Internationally acclaimed musical artists Ron Steen, Shirley Nanette and Loveness Wesa will perform. Buy tickets at frogpondmusic.com. Children younger than 12 are free with paid adult. There will be food, silent and live auctions and a raffle. This is a fundraiser for the historic 135-year-old church. Attendees are asked to bring two canned food items for the Wilsonville Food Bank. Details: frogpondmusic.com, 503-682-0339.

“Written in Stone: Stories of Wilsonville’s Dearly Departed” will be the subject of a Wilsonville History Night, set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Wilsonville McMenamin’s Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Charlotte Lehan, former mayor of Wilsonville and president and webmaster of Pleasant View Cemetery, will be the speaker. Lehan will talk about how Wilsonville has no cemeteries, but residents have been living and dying here since the 1840s. Co-sponsored by the Wilsonville Public Library and Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society, the Oregon Encyclopedia and McMenamins. Free, open to the public, all ages. Details: mcmenamins.com, oregonencylopedia.com or wilsonvillelibrary.org.

POLITICS

The Wilsonville City Council will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, for a work session in the Willamette room at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. That will be followed by the council’s regular meeting at 7 p.m. in council chambers. An urban renewal agency meeting will wrap up the evening. Open to the public. Details/meeting agendas: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

FAITH

A women’s Bible study is being held at St. Cyril Catholic Church on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Fireside room of the Parish Hall from Sept. 19 through Nov. 21. The topic of study is the Gospel of Matthew. Bring a Bible and any questions you may have for the facilitator, Jeanette Von Herrmann, OSB. St. Cyril Church Hall is located at 9201 SW Fifth St. in Old Town Wilsonville.  

ONGOING

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.

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 child 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. Details: 503-723-0521, or casa-cc.org.

The Wilsonville Public Library is hosting “Senior Sundays,” a 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. Open to the public. Details: 503-682-2744 or wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Mid-Valley Martial Arts is now holding classes in the auxiliary wrestling room at Wilsonville High School. Classes for kids are 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 7 to 8 p.m. on the same nights for adults. Cost is $35 a month. For kids, the primary focus will be on Gi and no Gi Jiu Jitsu. MVMA will also teach stand-up fighting Muay Thai style and will combine the two for mixed martial arts. Adults will be taught the basic movements of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in both Gi and no Gi format. All experience levels welcome, and the first class is free. Details/registration: Steve Newport, 503-481-2422 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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 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, call 1-855-524-2132.

There 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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