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by: SUBMITTED - 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.

COMMUNITY

Sept. 26

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. 26, 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 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.

Explore excellent books, classic tales and favorite authors through storytelling, puppetry and other fun activities during a K-2 Book Adventures at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Oak Room at Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. For children in kindergarten through second grade. The library is located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road.

Sept. 27

The Wilsonville Public Library is hosting a teen game night Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road for students in sixth through 12th grade. Play classic board games and some new ones too, plus Wii and Kinect. There will be snacks and a prize drawing. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org, 503-682-2744.

Sept. 28

Boonetown Bar and Bistro, 25425 SW 95th Ave., will host the Whiskey Hill Celebration at 8 p.m. Sept. 28. Open to the public, 21 and older. There will be drink specials, the Jack Daniels girls, live music and more. Details: boonetownbarandbistro.com.

Sept. 30

“Anxiety and Depression: Calming the Emotional Roller Coaster” will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 at 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.

Oct. 3

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host singer-songwriter James Dean Kindle for a concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 3. Free, open to the public. Details: mcmenamins.com.

Oct. 4

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.

Oct. 5

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 older. Proceeds benefit Wilsonville Young Life. Visit orangechickenrun.com for registration and information.

The Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition will host the the second annual Willamette Falls Festival Oct. 5 and 6 at a range of venues in West Linn and downtown Oregon City. Last year’s festival drew more than 30,000 people and raised $5,000 for One Willamette River Coalition’s efforts to reopen the Willamette Falls Navigation Locks. Activities include fireworks, live music, an artisan farmers market and Grand Ronde cultural demonstration as well as a parade, local art, a Fun-athlon (run/paddle/bike), 5K fun run and more. Open to the public. For details and event information, visit willamettefallsfestival.com.

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.

Oct. 10

“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 Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host Turtle, Reisch and John Koonce for a concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 10. Free, open to the public. Details: mcmenamins.com.

Oct. 14

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.

Oct. 16

The Wilsonville Public Library will host a Great Books Discussion Group from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 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. .

Oct. 17

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host Wilsonville singer-songwriter Naomi LaViolette for a concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 17. Free, open to the public. Details: mcmenamins.com, naomilmusic.com.

Oct. 19

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.

Come enjoy the city of Wilsonville’s Fall Harvest Festival from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Stein-Boozier Barn at Murase Plaza. This event will feature pumpkin decorating (while supplies last), horse and wagon rides, music, story time with the library and a costume parade. Bring a canned food donation for the local food bank. Open to the public. Details: Brian Stevenson, Parks and Recreation, 503-570-1523.

Oct. 21

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, Wilsonville. Tickets ($15-$18) and information are available at St. Francis at boonesferryconcerts.org or by calling 503-982-4825.

Oct. 25

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host singer-songwriter Paul Mauer for a concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 25. Free, open to the public. Details: mcmenamins.com, paulmauermusic.com.

Oct. 29

“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. 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

State Rep. John Davis (R-Wilsonville) will host a constituent coffee hour from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 5 in the Rose room at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. This is an open discussion time for constituents and will focus on the results of the potential special session of the Legislature, which may take place Sept. 30. Free open to the public. Details: 503-986-1426 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The city of Wilsonville and consulting firm ECONorthwest are working to craft an urban renewal strategic plan for the city. This process will examine existing urban renewal plans and possible future urban renewal areas. To accomplish this, a task force will meet in open sessions Sept. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.; Oct. 17 from 6 to 7 p.m.; and Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. All task force meetings will be held in the Willamette River conference rooms 1 and 2 at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 Town Center Loop East. Public input will be accepted at an open house Oct. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the city council chambers at city hall, following the task force meeting. Details: Kristin Retherford, economic development manager, 503-570-1539 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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 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: \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > 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 and is free. Taizé is an ecumenical community, inviting Christians from all denominations and traditions.

ONGOING

The Wilsonville Public Library hosts family story time 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.

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.

Wilsonville Public Library’s other story times are back for the fall: bilingual story time 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. .

Wilsonville Independent Networking Group meets at 7 a.m. every Wednesday morning at Spring Ridge at Charbonneau, 32200 SW French Prairie Road. WING is a group of professionals and business owners committed to quality customer service. Visitors are encouraged to attend and join as new members. Call Duane at 503-267-4495 or Sandy at 503-515-2639 for more information.




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