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by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Wilsonville Theater Companys production of Tom Dudziks Miracle on South Division Street continues at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 and 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets $8 students and seniors, $10 adults, available at the door, at Wilsonville Fred Meyer or at wilsonvilletheater.com. Details: wilsonvilletheater.com.  COMMUNITY

The Wilsonville Library hosts a Teen Writing Group twice a month, with the next meeting from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to teens in grades 6-12. Come meet monthly with fellow teens to write and talk about writing. Meetings held on first Saturdays at 10 a.m. and third Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Details: Brad Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Windfield Village in Wilsonville will host a free wine and cheese tasting event from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the dining room at Windfield Village, 8170 SW Vlahos Drive. Free, open to the public, doors open at 5 p.m. There will be musical entertainment by Nehemiah Brown. Details: 503-682-0653.

The Wilsonville Public Library will host a Great Books Discussion Group from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, 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..

“Jane Austen’s Lesser Half: Lesser Known Works,” is an eight-week study of the lesser known Jane Austen novels taught by retired Washington State University professor John Ehrstine. Classes are held each Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., with the next class on Oct. 16 in the Rose and Oak rooms at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. The class will examine Northanger Abbey, her earliest completed effort and wittiest book, Mansfield Park, often called her most substantial novel, and Persuasion, Austen’s most radical story. Film versions of each novel will accompany the talks. Cost $40, open to the public. Texts will be available for purchase at a discount. Details: 503-682-2744, wilsonvillelibrary.org.

A weekly “Humpday Trivia” event is starting up and will be held each Wednesday at the BooneTown Bistro & Bar, 24925 SW 95th Avenue in North Wilsonville inside the Holiday Inn. It is held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. with accompanying drink specials, prizes, and trivia fun. Free, open to the public. Details: 503-682-5593 or boonetownbistroandbar.com.

PGE will host a webinar titled “What’s New with Electric Vehicles AND EV Charging Stations” from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct. 17, at energyeducationcenter.com/SeminarDetails.aspx?webinar=Topic114.104.WEBINAR.

Learn how your business can benefit from using electricity as an automotive fuel. Oregon is a leader in electric vehicle use, and Portland General Electric can help answer your questions about electric vehicles and EV charging. This webinar will cover highlights from our half-day seminar about vehicles, methods of charging, cost comparisons, tax breaks and how to get started. Bonus: Learn how to avoid the two biggest mistakes when installing electric vehicle chargers.

Pest Management Workshops for Landscape and Nursery Professionals are being held at 9 a.m. every Thursday during the month of October at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center, 15210 NE Miley Road. The next class is on Oct. 17. For more information or to register call Judith Kowalski, 503-678-1264.

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 Oct. 17, 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.

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

The Wilsonville Public Library will host the Great Conversation Discussion Group for adults at 6 p.m. on the third Friday 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 Friday, Oct. 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 Theater Company’s production of Tom Dudzik’s “Miracle on South Division Street” continues at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Frog Pond Grange Hall, 27350 SW Stafford Road. There also will be shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Tickets $8 students and seniors, $10 adults, available at the door, at the Wilsonville Fred Meyer or at wilsonvilletheater.com. Details: wilsonvilletheater.com.

“Little Women, The Musical” will run in the Wilsonville High School Auditorium on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, Oct. 16, 17, 19, with each show starting at 7 p.m. There will also be a matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, 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 Meridian United Church of Christ, better known as the Frog Pond Church, will host its Fall Jazz Evening from 5-9 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 under 12 are free with paid adult. There will be food, silent and live auctions and a raffle. This is a fundraiser for a 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 presents Ronn McFarlane, a Grammy-nominated lutenist, live in concer at 7:30 Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 8818 SW Miley Road. MacFarlane will play the most popular instrument of the Renaissance in the second Boones Ferry Concert this season. He gave up his guitar career in 1978 to play the lute, and since then has played in the Baltimore Consort and as a soloist throughout the US and internationally. He has over 30 recordings of Elizabethan and classical music, but his 2009 Grammy nomination was for Indigo Road, a recording of his own compositions. Tickets / Details: boonesferryconcerts.org or 503-982-4825.

Come enjoy the city of Wilsonville’s Fall Harvest Festival from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, 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. Please bring a canned food donation for the local food bank. Open to the public. Details: Brian Stevenson, Parks and Recreation, 503-570-1523.

The Aurora Colony Museum will celebrate its 50th anniversary of opening with “Celebrating Our Golden Memories,” a nine-day quilt show running from now through Sunday, Oct. 20. The museum is located at 15018 Second Street N.E. in historic Aurora. The popular quilt show is open daily during that span from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 per person, groups of 10 or more are $5 each, and students $2. All proceeds benefit the Old Aurora Colony Museum exhibits and ongoing historical research. Enter to win our “Golden Memories” quilt created from the winning entries from last year’s quilt block contest. Details: auroracolony.org or 503-678-5754.

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

Thelma’s Place, 352 NW 2nd Avenue, Canby, will host a Friday Night Foxy Ladies Funk Party from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Enjoy an evening with over a dozen vendors, relax and enjoy wine, music, friends and a whole lot of shopping. Open to the public, cost is a $5 donation which includes admission, a wine ticket, appetizers and a raffle ticket. Please RSVP by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Details: Kristen, 503-266-5100 or thelmasplace.org.

“Written in Stone: Stories of Wilsonville’s Dearly Departed” will be the subject of the next 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. Where are they? Find out about our local cemeteries and the stories told in stone about their inhabitants. 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.

The Wilsonville McMenamin’s Old Church will host local band A Certain Something live in concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Details: mcmenamins.com.

Horizon Christian High School, 23370 SW Boones Ferry, Tualatin, will host a Preview Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, for prospective students entering grades 9–12. Come for an informal evening to find out about Horizon Christian’s academics, arts, athletics and club activities, electives, leadership opportunities and more. Horizon Christian Schools presents a Christian to an interdenominational student body, represented by over 80 different local churches. Details: Office of Admissions, 503-612-6521 or horizonchristianschools.org.

POLITICS

The city of Wilsonville will host the first of two meetings of its new Tourism Development Community Workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. The second meeting is 6 p.m Wednesday, Oct. 23. Items to be discussed at both include exploring critical issues related to tourism in Wilsonville; identifying gaps and opportunities; articulating a draft vision and mission statement and identifying strengths and weaknesses. The city is working with Total Destination Marketing and a citizen task force composed of business and resident volunteers to craft a citywide tourism strategy. Open to the public. Details: Mark Ottenad, Public/Government Affairs Director, 503-570-1505 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Wilsonville City Council will hold its regular work session and public meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. Open to the public. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

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, an Urban Renewal Strategic Plan Task Force will meet in open sessions from 6-7 pm Thursday, Oct. 17 and November 14, from 6-8 pm. All Task Force meetings will be held in the Willamette River Conference Rooms One and Two at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 Town Center Loop East. Public input will be accepted at an Open House to be held on October 17, 2013 from 7-9 pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, following the Task Force meeting. Details: Kristin Retherford, Economic Development Manager, City of Wilsonville, 503-570-1539 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Wilsonville City Council and the city of Tualatin City Council will hold a joint work session, starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Willamette River Room at Wilsonville City, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. Open to the public. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The Wilsonville City Council and the city of Tualatin City Council will hold a joint work session, starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Willamette River Room at Wilsonville City, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. Open to the public. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

FAITH

You are invited to join a brand new women’s community Bible study, “ONE,” which will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. 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 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 S.W. 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

The Fall Family Storytime session is back 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: Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday afternoons at 1 p.m., and Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m.. Stories are especially chosen for ages 3 to 6, but all ages are welcome. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org, 503-682-2744.

The Wilsonville Library also holds other story times throughout the week: Bilingual Storytime features puppet making and stories in English and Spanish each Monday at 6 p.m. Baby Time is for ages 0 to 12 months and their grown ups, with simple stories, songs, rhymes, and playtime from 11-11:45 a.m. every Tuesday. Toddler Time has stories, songs, and puppets for 1 year olds and 2 year olds on Tuesdays from 10-10:30 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. W.I.N.G. is a group of professionals and business owners committed to quality customer service. Visitors are encouraged to attend and join as new members. Call 503-267-4495, or 503-515-2639 for more information.

The Wilsonville Public Library hosts “Get to Work!,” a job seekers support group, from 10-11 a.m. every Tuesday, in the library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. Details: Jerry Martin, 503-481-4885, www.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. The fall season starts up again on Tuesday, Sept. 10. All ages welcome. Bring the family for fun with books, puppets, songs and interactive play. Open to the public. Details: www.wilsonvillelibrary.org, 503-682-2744.

A Clackamas County Community Playgroup for children and parents will be held for Stafford, Wilsonville and Tualatin area families from 10-11:30 a.m. on Fridays at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. 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 www.facebook.com/Healthy Start-Healthy Families of Clackamas County.



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