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by: SUBMITTED - Al Kader Shriner Center in Wilsonville is hosting 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. this week Oct. 30-31. Admission is $10 each, with all proceeds benefiting the Al Kader Shrine Center. Details: hauntedhouse.alkadershriners.org.

“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 Oct. 30 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. 30. 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 last class is Oct. 31. 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. 31, 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 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 Langdon Grill will host its weekly Friday Night Jazz event from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 1 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.

The Wilsonville Public Library will host its First Friday Film Festival at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. The BYOP (bring your own pillow) event features a back-to-school theme — Monsters University. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org.

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.

The Wilsonville McMenamin’s Old Church is hosting the Boones Ferry Autumn Ale Fest from 2 to 10 p.m. Nov. 2 at the pub and Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Ten special-edition beers will be featured along with food specials. Open to the public, all ages welcome. Details: mcmenamins.com/Wilsonville.

Wilsonville United Methodist Church is holding a holiday bazaar at 10 a.m. Nov. 2 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.

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 Public Library will host Children's Storytime in Spanish and English at 6 p.m. Nov. 4, at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. Bring your children to make a puppet and tell a story. The program is Spanish/English bilingual but open to children who speak any language. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org, 503-682-2744.

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 Wilsonville McMenamin’s Old Church will host a Meet the Brewer special beer tasting session from 5 p.m. until closing Nov. 7 at 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. The Hogshead Whiskey-Barrel Aged Punk’d Pumpkin Stout is this month’s seasonal ale, and Old Church brewers will answer questions about ingredients, brewing and more. Free, open to the public. Details: mcmenamins.com/Wilsonville.

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.

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.

“Sold Down the River: How the Willamette Valley Became Dammed” will be the November version of Wilsonville History Night, set for 5 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Wilsonville McMenamin’s Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. The presentation will touch on the relationships between the Columbia and Willamette Valley dams and the politics that made them possible. Speaker William L. Lang is emeritus professor of history at Portland State University, the founding director of the Center for Columbia River History and founding editor of Oregon Encyclopedia. He is the author and editor of many books and articles on the Columbia River and the Pacific Northwest. Details: mcmenamins.com, wilsonvillelibrary.org, oregonencyclopedia.org.

A Thanksgiving buffet will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Wilsonville McMenamin’s Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Featuring roast turkey, poached salmon and a lot more, the buffet is $28 for adults, $16 for kids 5-12 and free for 4 and younger. Reservations required. Open to the public, all ages. Details: mcmenamins.com/Wilsonville.

POLITICS

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..



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