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by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Al Kader Shriner Center in Wilsonville will host a ghastly haunted house this Halloween season. Watch the Shrine Center, located at 25100 SW Parkway Ave., transform into a house of terror starting at 7 p.m. nightly from Oct. 25 through Oct. 31. Admission is $10 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Al Kader Shrine Center. Details: hauntedhouse.alkadershriners.org.

COMMUNITY

“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 to 8 p.m., with the next class on Oct. 23 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, "Mansfield Park," often called her most substantial novel, and "Persuasion." Film versions of each novel will accompany the talks. Cost is $40, open to the public. Texts will be available for purchase at a discount. Details: 503-682-2744, wilsonvillelibrary.org.

A weekly trivia event is held Wednesdays at the BooneTown Bistro & Bar, 24925 SW 95th Ave., Wilsonville, inside the Holiday Inn. It is held at 7:30 p.m. with accompanying drink specials, prizes and trivia fun. Free, open to the public. Next event is Oct. 23. Details: 503-682-5593 or boonetownbistroandbar.com.

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 Oct. 24. For more information or to register, call Judith Kowalski at 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. 24, 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 Rotary Club will meet at noon Oct. 24 at the Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 SW Parkway Ave. There will be a presentation on the history and development of the Spruce Goose and the Evergreen Aviation Museum given by Larry Wood, executive director of the museum. Open to Rotary members, but guests are welcome. The club meets every Thursday at noon. Details: wilsonvillerotary.com.

The Clackamas Community College Small Business Development Center will host “Winning the Marketing Game,” with instructor Thomas Wille, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Harmony Community Campus, OIT Room 172, 7736 SE Harmony Road, Milwaukie. Learn more about the SBDC and how it helps small business owners, both new and experienced. Open to the public. Details: 503-594-0738.

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host singer-songwriter Paul Mauer for a concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 24. Free, open to the public. Details: mcmenamins.com, paulmauermusic.com.

The Langdon Grill will host its weekly Friday Night Jazz event from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25 at Langdon Farms Golf Club, 24377 NE Airport Road, Aurora. Enjoy Ray Hardiman and friends and their live music, as well as food and drink specials. Details: 503-678-4653 or visit langdonsgrill.com.

Thelma’s Place, 352 NW Second Ave., Canby, will host a Friday Night Foxy Ladies Funk Party from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Enjoy an evening with more than 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. RSVP by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Details: Kristen, 503-266-5100 or helmasplace.org.

The Clackamas Community College Small Business Development Center will host a seminar on using social media to boost business from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Harmony Community Campus, OIT room 172, 7736 SE Harmony Road, Milwaukie. Open to the public. Details: 503-594-0738.

“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. 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. Free, open to the public, all ages. Details: mcmenamins.com, oregonencylopedia.com or wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Marquis Wilsonville will host its annual Halloween party for kids and their families from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Marquis Wilsonville, 30900 SW Parkway Ave. There will be trick or treating, live entertainment, face painting, a chili and chowder feed and lots of fun. The costume parade begins promptly at 5:45 p.m. in the lobby of building B. Free, open to the public. Details: 503-682-2840.

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

The Wilsonville Rotary Club will meet at noon Oct. 31 at the Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 SW Parkway Ave. The discussion will center on club business. Open to Rotary members, but guests are welcome. The club meets every Thursday at noon. Details: wilsonvillerotary.com.

The Wilsonville Public Library hosts a teen writing group twice a month, with the next meeting at 10 a.m. Nov. 2 at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to teens in grades six-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.

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 3. This includes Wilsonville. Remember to set your watches back one hour on this night. Details: timeanddate.com/time/dst/.

The Wilsonville Rotary Club will meet at noon Nov. 7 at the Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 SW Parkway Ave. Dan Murphy, co-founder and GM of the Broadway Rose Theater, will give a presentation on the history of that establishment. Open to Rotary members, but guests are welcome. The club meets every Thursday at noon. Details: wilsonvillerotary.com.

Trudy's Living Room is hosting a local artisans’ holiday gift show event Nov. 7 from 2 to 8 p.m. at 9740 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville. Enjoy live music while supporting local artisans offering a variety of gifts and goodies including jewelry, candles and glass art. Free refreshments and beverages will be offered as well. These monthly First Thursday art-focus events are free and open to all of the community. For more information, visit TrudysLivingRoom.com.

The Oregon Horse Country Foundation will host its third annual Black Beauty Banquet at 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Red Lion on the River in Portland. This event is presented by Fred Meyer. Proceeds are the primary source of funding for the Oregon Horse Country Foundation grants program and new scholarship program. Brad Caldwell with Stokes Auction Group will again serve as auctioneer for a live auction, and there will be a pair of silent auctions and a dessert dash. Cost is $65 a ticket, $650 per table. Details/reservations: Brandi Ebner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-682-0411.

Wilsonville United Methodist Church is holding a holiday bazaar at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at the church, 7355 SW Wilsonville Road. Tables are still available for $15 each with lunch included. Call 503-682-0987 to reserve a spot or get information. The bazaar will include holiday items and a variety of crafts. Free, open to the public.

The Wilsonville McMenamin’s Old Church will host a Friends and Family Night for Boones Ferry Primary School from 5 p.m. until close Nov. 12 in the pub and Old Church, located at 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Fifty percent of sales from the night go to the school. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome.

Horizon Christian High School, 23370 SW Boones Ferry, Tualatin, will host a preview night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 for prospective students entering grades nine–12. Come for an informal evening to find out about Horizon Christian’s academics, arts, athletics and club activities, electives, leadership opportunities and more. Details: 503-612-6521 or horizonchristianschools.org.

The Wilsonville Rotary Club will meet at noon Nov. 14 at the Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 SW Parkway Ave. David Potts, president of David W. Potts Consulting, will present “Computer Threats and How to Deal With Them." In business since 1986, Potts specializes in personal computer troubleshooting and upgrading. He works on wired and wireless computer networking, home automation, home theater and general electronics. Open to Rotary members, but guests are welcome. The club meets every Thursday at noon. Details: wilsonvillerotary.com.

The Rainbow Sign will perform at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Wilsonville McMenamin’s Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Inspired by the old-time sound of Tommy Jarrell and the strong harmonies of The Stanley Brothers, this trio consists of Curt Alsobrook, Rachael Bock and Josh Cole. Web: mcmenamins.com, facebook.com/TheRainbowSign.

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 Nov. 20. 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 city of Wilsonville and Republic Waste Services are holding the second annual leaf day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. During these hours community members are welcome to drop off their leaves only — no yard debris — free of charge. Republic Waste Services is supplying large drop boxes for the event. City employees will be on hand to assist residents with disposing of leaves. Open to the public. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

Wilsonville singer/songwriter Michele Van Kleef will perform at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Wilsonville McMenamin’s Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Van Kleef formerly was a vocalist for the popular 1990 band Calobo and has been a part of many projects since. Web: mcmenamins.com, michelevankleef.com.

The Wilsonville Rotary Club will meet at noon Nov. 21 at the Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 SW Parkway Ave. The program will be “What’s Up With Parks and Recreation in Wilsonville,” presented by Stan Sherer, director, and Patty Brescia, senior program manager, for the city of Wilsonville’s parks and recreation department. Open to Rotary members, but guests are welcome. The club meets every Thursday at noon. Details: wilsonvillerotary.com.

Wilsonville United Methodist Church is hosting a free traditional Thanksgiving meal for the community at noon Nov. 23 at the church, 7355 SW Wilsonville Road. This is free and open to the public, and no reservations are required. For more information, call the church, 503-682-0987.

POLITICS

The city of Wilsonville will host the second omeetings of its new tourism development community workshop at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. 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 city of Wilsonville’s tourism strategy development task force will hold its first meeting at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in council chambers at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. The task force is crafting a citywide tourism development strategy to be presented to the city council in April. All meetings of the task force are open to public. Details: Mark Ottenad, public/government affairs director, 503-570-1505, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Wilsonville Development Review Board Panel B will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. It meets the fourth Monday of the month. Open to the public. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The Wilsonville City Council and the Tualatin City Council will hold a joint work session at 6 p.m. 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 will hold its regular work session and public meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 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, a task force will meet in open sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 Town Center Loop East. 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 in Wilsonville is holding its annual All Souls Day service of remembrance and thanksgiving at 5 p.m. Nov. 2 at the church, located at 8818 SW Miley Road, just off the Interstate 5 Charbonneau exit. People are invited to light candles and offer prayers in memory of loved ones during this quiet service. The community is invited. Details: stfranciswilsonvillle.org, 503-678-5422.

Women 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: 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 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

Wilsonville Independent Networking Group meets at 7 a.m. every Wednesday 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 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 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 storytime 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 will be 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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