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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - A food drive will be held at the First Friday Irish Music and Dance Christmas CéilÍ (Kay lee) MÍr on Dec. 6. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a dance lesson and participants can dance to live music from 8 to 11 p.m. at Winona Grange, 8340 SW Seneca St., Tualatin. December musicians are Mikey Beglan, Bob Soper and Danny OHanlon. Cost is all ages 12 and older, $10 for veterans and students, and $8 for seniors 65 and older. Bring a few items to donate to the Tualatin School House Pantry.

COMMUNITY

Dec. 4

City of Wilsonville is hosting its monthly Library Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Wilsonville Public Library. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org, 503-682-2744.

Dec. 5

Trudy’s Living Room is hosting a special local photographer showcase Dec. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 9740 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville. Enjoy live music and support local artisans, with refreshments and beverages. These monthly First Thursday Art Focus events are free and open to the community. See more details about this event as well as future monthly Art Focus events on the Trudy’s Living Room Facebook page, or visit the website TrudysLivingRoom.com.

Seriously Cupcakes is hosting a Mingle Jingle Shop and Holiday Party on Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first 30 women will receive a swag bag. Participants can shop for holiday gifts, make a wish list for Santa and receive complimentary 10-minute massages. There will be raffle prizes, coffee and snacks. Participants are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for a toy drive. Seriously Cupcakes is located at 29030 SW Town Center Loop East, suite 200.

Dec. 6

The Wilsonville Library will host its First Friday Film at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Watch the latest releases, from blockbusters to independent films, on a big screen. Snacks available for donation or bring your own. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonville.lib.or.us or 503-682-2744.

The annual Acoustic Guitar Summit holiday concert at Frog Pond Church is set for Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Grammy Award winner Mark Hanson brings his award-winning finger-picking friends Terry Robb (Oregon Music Hall of Fame) and Doug Smith (fellow Grammy winner) for their holiday show. Discounted tickets for Frog Pond members are $10 in advance. The regular advance-ticket price is $17.50. Tickets at the door are $20. The church is located at 6750 SW Boeckman Road, Wilsonville.

Dec. 7

Wilsonville resident Dorothy Wymore Bryant has released her first CD, entitled “It Had to be You (Songs for a Romantic Evening).” This album of ballads includes 10 songs from the ‘30s and ‘40s, like “Embraceable You,” “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Until There was You” and the album’s title song. Produced and recorded locally in the studio of Ray & Katie Music, the CD also features three local instrumentalists: keyboard artist Katie Turner, bassist Ken Ochsner and Earle Minor on saxophone. To hear the title song from the album, go to YouTube and search for “It Had to be You,” Dorothy Bryant. The CD, which sells for $15, can be purchased directly from Wymore Bryant. She and her CD will be available at the I-5 Connection’s free Christmas concert Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. at Meridian Park United Church of Christ (Frog Pond Church), 6750 Boeckman Road, Wilsonville.

Children and adults of all ages are invited to share in an old-fashioned holiday celebration on Dec. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the visitor center at Champoeg State Heritage Area. Costumed volunteers will help families and friends create holiday decorations and traditional crafts. The activities will be accompanied by local musical duet Heartstrings, playing songs on hammer dulcimer and standup bass. There will also be baked goods for sale and hot cider to sample. This event is sponsored by Friends of Historic Champoeg, a nonprofit organization dedicated to interpreting the cultural and natural history of Champoeg State Heritage Area, and is free with a $5 Oregon State Parks and Recreation parking permit. For more information, contact Corinne Flake at 503-678-1649 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit champoeg.org.

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.

A holiday open house is set for Dec. 7 from noon to 4 p.m. at Holmes House at Rose Farm, 915 Rilance Lane, Oregon City. The event will feature period music and storytelling. Admission is free. For more information, call 503-656-5146.

Candlelight Tour: The Ghosts of Christmas Past will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. Dec. 7, at the Old lAurora Colony Museum, 15018 2nd St NE, Aurora. This annual event will feature five skits about the happy and tragic stories of the women behind the famous quilts of the Old Aurora Colony, including a quilt made by Emma Wagner Giesy. Groups of 12 start tours every 15 minutes. Proceeds benefit the museum exhibits and ongoing historical research. Registration required. Open to the public, cost $15. Details: auroracolony.org or 503-678-5754.

The West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation will hold a Christmas tree sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Dec. 7, at Stafford Primary in West Linn and Boones Ferry Primary in Wilsonville. There will be Noble Fir and Nordmann Fir trees for sale for $30-$40. Simply fill out an online form to reserve your tree. Open to the public. Details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-673-7075.

The Wood Middle School Fall Breakfast and Bazaar is at 9 a.m. Dec. 7, at Wood Middle School, 11055 SW Wilsonville Road. The school PTSA sponsors this event along with Wilsonville Rotary, whose members will serve omlette breakfasts from 9:00 am to noon. The bazaar begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Vendors will be selling food items, jewelry and accessories, gift items, and much more. Tickets go on sale the Monday after Thanksgiving and can be purchased from the Wood office. Details: 503-673-7500 or 503-407-0950 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On Dec. 7 and 8 the third annual Aurora Wine and Chocolate Walk is taking place in Aurora Oregon. For a $30 donation you receive a passport for two- including souvenir wine glasses and $12 in gift certificates to spend in the historic town- along with local wines paired with artisan chocolates and shops throughout the antique district. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the local merchants, St Josef’s Winery, and Group-On. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity and the Aurora Historical Society. Open to the public. Details: auroracolony.com.

Dec. 8

The annual Pinot Noel Fest is at St. Josef’s Winery at noon Dec. 8, at the winery, 28836 South Barlow Road, Canby. Join the fabulous Robbie Laws and great wines for some holiday blues and good times. Details: stjosefswinery.com.

Ring in the holidays with bells and the Newberg Community Band on Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. at Chehalem Valley Middle School, 304 W. Foothills Drive, Newberg. Three bell choirs, Newberg Friends Church, Newberg First United Methodist and George Fox University, will play. The Community Band will play holiday favorites including “Fantasy on a Bell Carol” and a medley of Leroy Anderson Christmas favorites. The finale will feature the band plus all three bell choirs playing “The Bells of Christmas.” Contributions will be collected to benefit Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity. For more information, visit newbergcommunityband.com.

Dec. 9

The 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. It’s free and 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.

Dec. 10

The Clackamas County Chapter of Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will meet from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 10, along with the Portland PFLAG Chapter at First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland, for a potluck holiday dinner. The Clackamas Chapter will not meet Dec. 24 (fourth Tuesday). For further information, please call Danny, 503-887-4556.

Dec. 11

A Wilsonville Community Immunization Clinic offering flu and tetanus vaccine will be held from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 11, at Wood Middle School, 11055 SW Wilsonville Road. Bring any immunization records you have to the clinic. Vaccines will be provided free of charge to children with no health insurance or children with insurance that does not cover the cost of immunizations. A parent or guardian must be present to sign an authorization form for children under age 15. Details: 503-655-8799.

Dec. 13

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. It’s open to the public. Details: 503-682-3727.

Tyler Gresham of West Linn performs in George Fox University’s annual Christmas concert, “Tell the Good News,” which will feature performances from Dec. 13-15 in Bauman Auditorium on the university’s Newberg, Ore., campus. Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Preconcert music will be offered 45 minutes before each performance. Tickets $12 adults, $8 seniors and George Fox alumni, and $6 students and children. Tickets available at music.georgefox.edu.

Dec. 14

Don’t miss the first Wilsonville Reindeer Romp and Bullwinkle Bash. The event starts Dec. 14 at Town Center Park with a kids dash at 8:45 a.m., followed by the 5K fun run. The party starts at Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center as soon as the race is over. Participants who sign up early will receive T-shirts, reindeer antlers, a red nose and a $5 game card for the Family Fun Center. The post-race party includes treats provided by sponsors Bullwinkle’s, Lamb’s Thriftway, Costco, Fred Meyer and Golazo. Sign up the whole family today at ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec. Cost is $5 for early registration, $10 the day of the event.

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.

West Linn Community Chorus will present “A Season of Lights” at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at Mary’s Woods Chapel, 17400 Holy Names Drive in Lake Oswego. Under the direction of Tina Paradiso, the 80-member choir will present classical and contemporary songs of Christmas and Hanukkah. A program special highlight will be the singing of a mash-up version of “Hallelujah/Jingle Bells.” Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Children 5 and younger are admitted free of charge. Purchase tickets at the door or online at boxofficetickets.com or westlinnchorus.org.

Dec. 16

“A Homegrown Christmas” featuring local musicians Michele Van Kleef, Naomi LaViolette and Christina Cooper will be hebe held at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 and 6 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Open to the public, all ages. $5 in advance, $5 day of show. Details: mcmenamins.com/wilsonville.

Dec. 17

Santa Claus will visit the Kyle Bunch Agency on Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The public is invited to come have their pictures taken with him for free. There will also be hot cocoa and candy canes. The office is located at 30240 SW Parkway Ave., suite 200, Wilsonville.

Dec. 18

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 Dec. 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..

Dec. 19

The annual Holiday Fun Fest gingerbread house building event will be held at the Wilsonville Community Center on Dec. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. For a $5 fee, children and their families receive all the supplies they need to create a fabulous gingerbread house. The center is located at 7965 SW Wilsonville Road.

Jan. 11

Registration is now open for the 2014 Sandelie Mud Run on Sandelie Golf Course, located at 28333 SW Mountain Road, West Linn. The event date is Jan. 11, and the race is limited to the first 250 entries. All race course conditions will be provided by Mother Nature and no extra mud or obstacles will be added. There will be a 5K and 10K event and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. To register, visit sandeliemudrun.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a paper entry. Details: 503-655-1461.

POLITICS

Clackamas County Board of Commissioners Chairman John Ludlow will host an informal chat in Wilsonville on Dec. 7 to hear citizen feedback about county road maintenance issues and to listen to any ideas on any topic. It will be held at Seriously Cupcakes, 29030 SW Town Center Loop East, suite 200, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Tracy Moreland at 503-655-8520 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 session 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..




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