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The Wilsonville Public Library fall Family Storytime session returns with Fabulous Folktales, including an old Greek fable about a race and a musical version of a princess tale. Family Storytime is held four times each week: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Stories are chosen for ages 3 to 6, but all ages are welcome. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org, 503-682-2744.

Wilsonville Library’s other storytimes also return this week: Bilingual Storytime features puppet making and stories in English and Spanish Mondays at 6 p.m. Baby Time is for ages 0 to 12 months and their grownups, with simple stories, songs, rhymes and playtime from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Toddler Time has stories, songs and puppets for 1- and 2- year-olds on Tuesdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Steven Engelfried at 503-570-1592 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Willamette Valley Music Together is accepting registrations for its fall semester of music classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents and/or other caregivers. Classes will be offered at various times at Wilsonville’s Innovative Dance Studio and the Hubbard Chapel in Hubbard, beginning Sept. 24. Interested families are invited to attend open houses at these locations on Sept. 17, 18 and 19. There will be free demonstration classes and a parent-child music and movement program developed by the Center for Music and Young Children will be held. Call 971-678-6742 to schedule a demonstration class.

The Wilsonville Public Library will host a Great Books Discussion Group from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Rose room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. This group covers philosophy and the “big questions” of life. Enjoy a roundtable discussion of how modern-day issues are reflected and illuminated by the great Western classic books. Meetings are on the third Wednesday each month. Ask the library for a current reading list. Details: Greg Martin, 503-682-2744 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. Sept. 18. Free, open to the public. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The South Riverside Musical Revue will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. 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.. by: SUBMITTED - FIRST CHOICE: free music
The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host music by Wilsonville's own Michele Van Kleef at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Details: michelevankleef.com, mcmenamins.com.

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. 19, 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.

“The Healthcare Movie” documentary will be shown at 4 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Oak room at the Wilsonville Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. This film provides the story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so different, when at one point they were essentially the same. For more information, call the library at 503-682-2744 or email 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. 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 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 and Jamboree will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Sept. 21 at Lee Farms, 21975 SW 65th Ave., 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. 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.

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Union Hill School House, the oldest standing schoolhouse in the Wilsonville area, at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 at St. Francis, 8818 SW Miley Road. They church currently is working through the process of having the building listed as a historical site. Free, open to the public. Details: stfranciswilsonville.org.

The Wilsonville Public Library will host toddlertime story hour at 10 a.m. and babytime story hour at 11 a.m. Sept. 24 in the Oak room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org, 503-682-2744.

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. 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. Sept. 24 at Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City. For 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. 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. Sept. 26. Free, open to the public. Details: mcmenamins.com, reverbnation.com/samdensmore.

Boones Ferry Concerts begin the fifth season with two classical concerts, and the public is invited. The first concert, sung by Chor Anno, is one of exemplary choral music, old and new. The performance is Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and is at St. Francis Church, 8818 Miley Road in Wilsonville. Tickets ($15-$18) and information are available at St. Francis at boonesferryconcerts.org or by calling 503-982-4825.

“Anxiety and Depression: Calming the Emotional Roller Coaster” will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, 519 15th St., Oregon City. Feeling anxious or blue sometimes is normal. However, if these feelings occur often or make it difficult to complete daily activities, they may signal an anxiety disorder, depression or both. Join Providence experts as they discuss current treatments and how to find support if you or a loved one suffers from anxiety or depression. Free, open to the public. Registration requested. Details/registration: 503-574-6595.

The Wilsonville Theater Company premier of Tom Dudzik’s “Miracle on South Division Street” will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Frog Pond Grange Hall, 27350 SW Stafford Road. There also will be shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 5; as well as shows at 7 p.m. Oct. 11; 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 12; 7 p.m. Oct. 18; and 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors, $10 adults, available at the door, at the Wilsonville Fred Meyer or at wilsonvilletheater.com. Details: wilsonvilletheater.com.

The inaugural Orange Chicken Run co-ed half-marathon (13.1 miles) will be held at 9 a.m. 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 and up. Proceeds benefit Wilsonville Young Life. Visit orangechickenrun.com for registration and information.

The second annual Silverton Sidewalk Shindig will be held from 11 a.m. through the evening on Oct. 5 in downtown Silverton. There will be a variety of musical performances, arts and crafts and other vendors. This event is free and open to the public. Details: sidewalkshindig.org.

“Little Women, The Musical” will run in the Wilsonville High School Auditorium on Oct. 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19, each show starting at 7 p.m. There will also be a matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, all shows are at Wilsonville High School, 6800 SW Wilsonville Road. For information, visit wildcatdrama.com or email Jason Katz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or John Fitzgerald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Clackamas County Master Gardeners will host Monica Maggio at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellog Creek Drive, Milwaukie. Maggio will present “Fruit Trees 101: 10 Things to Know When You Grow.” Want to learn how to grow your own fruit? Learn some great tips and techniques to help you get started with Maggio, former arboretum manager for the Home Orchard Society. Free, open to the public. Details: 503-653-8100.

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. 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.

Boones Ferry Concerts begin the fifth season with two classical concerts, and the public is invited. The second concert is of lute music performed by world-renowned lutenist Ronn McFarlane, Grammy nominated and living locally. The concert is Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and is at St. Francis Church, 8818 Miley Road in Wilsonville. Tickets ($15-$18) and information are available at St. Francis at boonesferryconcerts.org or by calling 503-982-4825.

“Written in Stone: Stories of Wilsonville’s Dearly Departed” will be the subject of a Wilsonville History Night, set for 6:30 p.m. 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. Cosponsored 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.

FAITH

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will host its annual St. Francis Day and Blessing of the Animals celebration starting at 8 a.m. Oct. 6 at the church, 8818 SW Miley Road. There will be two services, at 8 and 10:30 a.m., with the animal blessings occurring during the 10:30 service. Free, open to the public. Details: stfranciswilsonville.org.

You are invited to join a new women’s community Bible study, “ONE,” which meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. All women are invited to join a study through the book of Ephesians. This weekly gathering time includes childcare, worship, teaching, small-group breakout sessions and social fellowship. Sessions will be held at the Community of Hope Church on the corner of Stafford and Boeckman roads. Details/registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Taizé Prayer at St. Francis moves to first Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Like the original Taizé community in France, St. Francis Church, 8818 Miley Road in Wilsonville, invites everyone to come for a time of quiet song, prayer and reflection. Participants sit a semi-circle around the cross, light candles, sing simple meditative songs, take time to end the week thoughtfully, and rest in peace and contemplation. There is no requirement to participate except as each person chooses. The service lasts less than an hour, is free. Taizé is an ecumenical community, inviting Christians from all denominations and traditions.

ONGOING

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.



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