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November 13 Big to Do

Local events and activities in the Wilsonville area


by: WIKIPEDIA - Dermatology Northwest is hosting a holiday open house and vendor showcase from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Main Club House, 30050 SW Town Center Loop West, suite 100.COMMUNITY

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, skincare and beauty demonstrations and samples, and vendors offering jewelry, décor, fashion accessories, music boxes, gift baskets, travel information and fitness tips. Admission is free though attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations for the local food bank.

“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 to 8 p.m.; next class is Nov. 13 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.

Dermatology Northwest is hosting a holiday open house and vendor showcase from 6 to 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 skin care 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.

The Wilsonville Public Library hosts its Book Club for Adults at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. This month’s discussion is on “The Amber Room” by Steve Berry. When Judge Rachel Cutler’s father dies under suspicious circumstances, he leaves his daughter tantalizing clues to a decades-old secret: the Amber Room, an exquisite treasure that, so the legend goes, was appropriated by the Nazis when they invaded the Soviet Union. For more information, call 503-682-2744 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

PGE is offering free training on the new Energy Expert for current users. Receive hands-on experience on what has changed and how to effectively use the program to identify building energy use anomalies and ways to save energy at a workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Clackamas Community College/PGE Corporate University Campus, 29353 SW Town Center Loop East. A webinars on Energy Expert will occur Nov. 20 from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Free to PGE commercial and industrial customers. Others may attend based on space on a fee basis. Details: energyeducationcenter.com/Home.aspx.

An open house for the Boones Landing Building will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the site of the new building, 38405 SW Boones Ferry Road. Open to the public. A $5 admission fee per business guest will benefit the West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation. Details: Graham Peterson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 503-319-4267.

The Wilsonville Public Library is holding “The Hunger Games” event for teens from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15, in the Oak room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to those in grades six-12. Experience the “reaping” and the library’s own slightly-less-deadly version of “The Hunger Games.” For more information, call 503-570-1592 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Friends of Historic Champoeg will host their third annual holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Champoeg State Heritage Area Visitor Center, 8239 Champoeg Road NE, St. Paul. Enjoy local artists and vendors as they offer holiday specials. For more information or to host a booth, contact Corinne Flake, 503-678-1649 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit champoeg.org.

Creekside Woods Apartments, next to the Wilsonville Community Center, will host a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 in the common area at the complex, 7825 SW Wilsonville Road. There will be handmade gifts, stocking stuffers and Christmas decorations. Free, open to the public. Details: 503-682-3727.

St. Joseph’s Winery will host its Fall Winemakers Dinner from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Joseph’s Winery, 28836 S. Barlow Road, Canby. Enjoy the cuisine of chef Hans D’Allesio as he creates a four-course dinner paired with St. Joseph’s wines. Dinner starts with a reception and tasting in the barrel room at 6:30 p.m. and then moves upstairs for a relaxing meal. Cost of $65 per person includes the wine pairing. Open to the public. Details / Reservations: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stjosephswinery.com

Get keepsakes of your dog, cat, hamster or other pet with Santa at the annual Oregon Humane Society Santa Paws Pet Portrait event set for Nov. 16 and 17 at eight Fred Meyer stores, including Wilsonville. For $20, you get two 5x7 prints, a personalized holiday card with your portrait and a digital copy. All family members are welcome to participate. Photos will be ready for pickup at Fred Meyer within three days of the photo session. Additional photos and holiday cards can be ordered. All proceeds benefit the Oregon Humane Society. Photo sessions will be held at 8955 SE 82nd Ave. in Happy Valley from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 16; 30300 SW Boones Ferry Road in Wilsonville from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 16; and 1839 Molalla Ave. in Oregon City from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17. Details: oregonhumane.org/news/stories/Santa_Paws.asp.

Have you experienced a recent loss? Are you dreading the holidays? The Providence Hospice Community Care Program, “Get Me Through the Holidays: 10 Strategies for Coping With Loss,” provides information on coping with the death of a loved one during the holiday season. It will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at in the Mother Gamelin room at Providence Milwaukie Hospital, 10150 SE 32nd Ave., Milwaukie, and from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Providence Willamette Falls Community Center Auditorium, 519 15th St., Oregon City. Space is limited and registration is suggested. Details/registration: Anne Kister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-215-4636.

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.

The Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event is set for Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at Town Center Park, 29800 SW Park Place in Wilsonville. For more information, call 1-800-298-2436 or visit shinealightonlungcancer.rog.

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..

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 McMenamins 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 Wilsonville Parks and Recreation Department. Open to Rotary members, but guests are welcome. The club meets every Thursday at noon. Details: wilsonvillerotary.com.

The Canby-Aurora VFW 6057 Post/Auxiliary invites the public and veterans to its rescheduled annual  spaghetti dinner on Nov. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Aurora American Legion Hall, 424 NW First Ave, Canby. The September dinner and raffle tickets are still honored for Nov. 23. There will be all-you-can-eat spaghetti, raffles, door prizes, music and a 60th anniversary tribute to Korean War veterans will highlight the evening. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and younger. For presale tickets and more information, call 503-263-2552.

The Wilsonville Public Library will host Robotics Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 in the Oak room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public, all ages welcome. Robotics teams from the Wilsonville area of all levels (high school robotics, middle and primary school Lego robotics and Junior Lego teams) will demonstrate their robots and research. Details: 503-682-2744, wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Wilsonville United Methodist Church is hosting a free traditional Thanksgiving meal for the community at 3 p.m. 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.

Wilsonville Theater Company will hold auditions for its winter production, “On Golden Pond,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Frog Pond Grange Hall, 27000 SW Stafford Road. “On Golden Pond” is the Academy Award-winning film starring Henry Fonda. It will be presented in Wilsonville in February. The cast requires one male who is 70 or older, two males in their late 30s to early 50s, one teenage male, one female who is 60 or older and one middle-aged female. Volunteer positions are also available for stage manager, lighting tech and sound tech. Details: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-582-1829.

“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 McMenamins 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 McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Featuring roast turkey and poached salmon, the buffet is $28 for adults, $16 for kids 5 to 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.

The Tualatin Valley Community Band, under the direction of Steve Heuser, will present a free Holiday Harmonies concert 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.

Clackamas County Master Gardener chapter will host Chris Wille of Rainforest Alliance from 7 to 8 pm Dec. 9 at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. Free, open to the public. Wille will present “Rainforests: Nature’s Most Exuberant Gardens,” which details the ecosystems that host fully half of all the plant and animal species on earth. The Rainforest Alliance certifies farms that meet rigorous standards for environmental protection, worker rights and benefits, pollution and waste. Wille will share how many of the techniques are used to get coffee, banana, cocoa, tea and other tropical farms on the path toward sustainability. Details: 503-653-8100.

A drawing for a holiday quilt raffle will be held at lunch on Dec. 13 at the Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 SW Wilsonville Road. Until then, tickets are available at the community center for $1 each or six for $5. Open to the public. Details: 503-682-3727.

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 Wilsonville Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 in council chambers at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. Open to the public. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

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.

The city of Wilsonville will hold a budget workshop at 6 p.m. Nov. 21 in council chambers at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. Open to the public. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The Wilsonville City Council will hold a work session at 5 p.m. with its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 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. Dec. 11 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

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

If you or someone you know is interested in adopting a family this holiday season then Compassion in Action of Clackamas County is looking for you. CIACC is a nonprofit organization that connects private individuals, businesses, local churches and service organizations to needy families in the Wilsonville community that are in need of a complete meal and/or toys this holiday season. Referrals come from many social service agencies in Clackamas County. To become involved, contact Darlene Fritsche at 503-632-0562 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 and 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. Free, open to the public. 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. 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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