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Nov. 6

U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader will speak at the Clackamas County Business Alliance’s Quarterly Forum from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Nov. 6 at Wilsonville McMenamin’s Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. He will provide CCBA members with a congressional update.

“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 each Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.; next class is Nov. 6 in the Rose and Oak rooms at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. The class is examining “Northanger Abbey,” her earliest completed effort, “Mansfield Park” and “Persuasion.” Film versions of each will be shown. Cost $40, open to the public. Texts available at a discount. Details: 503-682-2744, wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Calling all volunteers: Have you always wanted to work around artists? Opportunities abound, and those interested in event planning are asked to attend the Wilsonville Festival of Arts fall planning meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Wilsonville Visitor Center, 29600 SW Park Place. Details: wilsonvillearts.org.

Nov. 7

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.

The Wilsonville Public Library will hold a cookies and books story time Nov. 7 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. for children 3 to 5 years old. There will be storytelling, interactive presentations about children’s books and cookies. 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. .

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.

Nov. 9

Calamity Jazz will perform at the Wilsonville Public Library on Nov. 9 from 2 to 3 p.m., 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. The library stacks are alive with the sound of music each second Saturday of the month at 2:00 PM with a free concert by local musicians.

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.

Nov. 11

by: SPOKESMAN FILE PHOTO - FIRST CHOICE: A ceremony in honor of Veterans Day will be held Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Oregon Korean War Memorial and the Wilsonville Visitors Information Center, 29600 SW Park Place, Wilsonville. Several Korean War veterans will be recognized and all Korean War veterans will receive a copy of the book Korea Reborn.

Wilsonville city offices and the public library will be closed Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day.

Nov. 12

The Wilsonville Public Library’s National Novel Writing Month mid-point write-in is Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m., 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. The goal during National Novel Writing Month  (Nanowrimo) is to write a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Meet fellow “Wrimos” and get support during this writing adventure. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org.

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. Details: mcmenamins.com/wilsonville.

Nov. 13

The fourth annual Evening of Wellness and Beauty will be held Nov. 13 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 SW Parkway Ave. in Wilsonville. Originally planned to showcase local business women, artists and their products, the event features wellness, nutrition, skin care and beauty demonstrations and samples, and vendors offering jewelry, décor, fashion accessories, music boxes and gift baskets, travel information, fitness tips. Admission is free though attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations for the local food bank.

Dermatology Northwest is hosting a Holiday Open House and Vendor Showcase from 6-7 p.m. Nov. 13, at the Main Club House, 30050 SW Town Center Loop West Suite 100. Enjoy goody bags guaranteed for first 50 people through the door and raffles for skincare products, local vendors, showcase gifts, services, event promotions and prizes. Open to the public. Details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit dermatologynw.com/join-us-holiday-open-house-vendor-showcase/.

Nov. 14

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.

Nov. 16

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.

Nov. 20

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. .

Nov. 21

Women of Worth will meet Nov. 21 from noon to 2 p.m. for a luncheon at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin. Women of Worth is a monthly luncheon for women ages 50, 60, 70 and better. Enjoy a skit, a meal and hear from the speaker, Becky Herbst, on the topic “The Wonder of His Presence.” Open to the public, tickets are $12, after Nov. 17 tickets are $15. For tickets or details call Barb Signalness at 503 638-5900 or email/phone Mary Boehr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 503-984-8097.

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.

Nov. 23

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.

Nov. 26

“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.

Nov. 28

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.

Wilsonville city offices and the public library will be closed Nov. 28 and 29 in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Dec. 7

The Tualatin Valley Community Band, under the direction of Steve Heuser, will present a free Holiday Harmonies concert on Dec. 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tualatin High School Auditorium, 22300 SW Boones Ferry Road, Tualatin. 

Selections in the first half include a symphonic suite from “Star Trek,” “Jupiter” from Holst’s “The Planets,” and “Variations on a Korean Folk Song.” The second half includes holiday favorites: “Midnight Sleigh Ride” from Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Kijé Suite,” “Joy to the Season,” and the Leroy Anderson favorite “Sleigh Ride.” For more information, visit tvcb.org.

Dec. 14

Boones Ferry Concerts at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 8818 SW Miley Road, Wilsonville, presents The Mike Strickland Duo on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The music will be warm and evocative of the feelings of the season. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Visit boonesferryconcerts.org for information and tickets.

POLITICS

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. .

The Wilsonville City Council will hold a work session at 5 p.m. with its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. Open to the public. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

FAITH

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: \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 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

A community playgroup is held at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin, on Fridays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The free group is open to parents and children 5 and younger. For more information, call 503-655-8601.

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.

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 Nov. 7, 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.



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