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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - FIRST CHOICE: Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener Alter Wiener, 87, a holocaust survivor who has told his story to hundreds of groups all over the Portland area, will speak at Wilsonville Public Library on Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. Wiener will discuss his experiences in Poland and Germany during and after the World War II. Learn more about Wiener at his website, alterwiener.com. Arrive early for seating, as doors will close when the rooms seating capacity is reached. The library is located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Community

Jan. 2

John Bunzow will play his fusion of roots rock and blues at McMenamins Old Church and Pub Jan. 2 at 6 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public. McMenamins is located at 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Details: mcmenamins.com/wilsonville.

Trudy’s Living Room is hosting a Local Art College Students Showcase on Jan. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 9740 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville. Ring in the new year with free refreshments and champagne while supporting five local art students, with proceeds going to support the Africa New Life organization in Rwanda, Africa. These monthly First Thursday events are free and open to the community. For more information, visit TrudysLivingRoom.com.

Jan. 3

Irish music and dancing will be held Jan. 3 at Winona Grange, 89340 SW Senenca St., Tualatin. There will be a dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. and live music from 8 to 11 p.m. January musicians are Bob Soper, Elizabeth Nicholson and Felim Egan. This is event is for those 12 and older and the cost is $10 for the general public and $8 for veterans, students and seniors age 65 and older. This event is hosted by S&A Irish Entertainment and Events. For more information, visit IrishPDX.com.

Friday night jazz continues at Langdon’s Grill at Langdon Farms Golf Club-Aurora, 24377 Aurora Road, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Ray Hardiman, Whitney Moulton, Erik Sittinger and Rebecca Hardiman will perform Jan. 3. For more information, visit langdonfarms.com.

Jan. 4

Wilsonville United Methodist men will meet Jan. 4 at 10:30 am at the church, 7355 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville. Sue Chambers will be speaking on “Racial Justice.” For more information, call 503-682-0987.

Jan. 8

Alter Wiener, a holocaust survivor who has told his story to hundreds of groups all over the Portland area, will speak at Wilsonville Public Library on Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. Wiener, 87, will discuss his experiences in Poland and Germany during and after World War II. Learn more about Wiener at his website, alterwiener.com. Arrive early for seating, as doors will close when the room’s seating capacity is reached. The library is located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Auditions will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 8 for the Clackamas Community College winter term theater production. The auditions are open to the community. Those wishing to audition should prepare a one-minute monologue or read from the script. For more information, call 503-594-3153 or visit Theatreccc.org.

Jan. 9

Champoeg Chapter of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) invites the public to its Jan. 9 program featuring Lynnette Roberts at Sherwood Senior Center, 21907 SW Sherwood Blvd., Sherwood. Roberts is an active member of Champoeg Chapter and also the current treasurer. At 11 a.m. Roberts will talk about “The Early Pioneers to Oregon: The Kanaka People From Hawaii.” This program is open to the public. Champoeg Chapter invites all women 18 years and older who think they might have a Revolutionary War ancestor to contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and visit rootweb.ancestry.com/~orccdar/.

The Wilsonville Public Library book club will meet Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. to discuss “Saving CeeCee Honeycutt” by Beth Hoffman. In the novel, Cecelia (CeeCee) Honeycutt is a 12-year-old girl tending her mentally ill mother in Ohio when the mother is suddenly, violently killed. A number of caring characters help nudge CeeCee back toward life in the pages of this bittersweet tale. Copies are available for a full month before the meeting. The library is located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Jan. 10

Friday night jazz continues at Langdon’s Grill at Langdon Farms Golf Club-Aurora, 24377 Aurora Road, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Jan.10 Ray Hardiman, Craig Snazelle, Kurt Deutscher and Rebecca Hardiman will perform. For more information, visit langdonfarms.com.

Jan. 11

The Sole Sisters walking/running group of Wilsonville has expanded and will now feature groups in the cities of Sherwood, Tigard and West Linn. The group attracts up to 150 runners and walkers each Saturday during the group’s training period, which runs from January through May each year in preparation for the Queen of the High Road half-marathon in May. This year the Sole Sistesr are beginning training three weeks earlier to allow for a slower, more gradual increase of mileage. All paces are welcome to begin training, starting with the Jan. 11 kickoff session. Details: wilsonvillesolesisters.wordpress.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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, with a portion of the proceeds going to 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.

On Jan. 11 at 2 p.m., gather at the Wilsonville Public Library to hear Sky in the Road, a folk-based pop duo influenced by bluegrass, reggae, rock, country, Celtic, world folk, jazz and blues. The library is located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Jan. 13

The Clackamas County Master Gardener chapter invites the public to a free program presented by Brian French from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie. French will discuss the value and benefits trees provide people, wildlife and landscape. He will show his video, “Ascending the Giants,” about “treeversing” in the Oregon City area. French is a certified arborist and tree risk assessor who has worked with researchers in the U.S. and abroad. He has a unique perspective of historic, old growth and veteran trees and serves as the Oregon State coordinator for the Champion Tree Registry.

Jan. 14

The North Willamette Horticulture Society is hosting its annual three-day meeting beginning Jan. 14 at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 NE Fourth Ave., Canby. The Organic Crops Section will be Jan. 14, the Vegetable Section will be Jan. 15 and the Berry Section will be Jan. 16. The conference includes a trade show with exhibitors from the local horticulture industry. The meeting features some of the latest information on organic and conventional fresh vegetable and berry production relevant to the Willamette Valley. Registration information and program agendas are available at nwhortsoc.com. General registration includes breakfast, starting at 7 a.m., and lunch. For more information, contact Jan Egli at 503-678-1264, ext. 110.

Jan. 15

The Great Books Discussion Group will meet at Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. This group is interested in philosophy and the “big questions” of life. Join them for a roundtable discussion of how modern-day issues are reflected and illuminated by the great Western classic books. Free. This month’s reading is the book of Genesis. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Jan. 16

The Women of Worth will meet Jan. 16 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 and beyond. Enjoy a meal and hear from this season’s speaker, Becky Herbst, whose topic is “The Wonder of Trust.” Open to the public, tickets $12; after Jan. 12 the price rises to $15.  For tickets or details, call Paulette Jones at the church, 503 638-5900, or email Mary Boehr at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jan. 17

Friday night jazz continues at Langdon’s Grill at Langdon Farms Golf Club-Aurora, 24377 Aurora Road, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Jan. 17, Ray Hardiman, Whitney Moulton, Kurt Deutscher and Rebecca Hardiman perform. For more information, visit langdonfarms.com.

Jan. 18

This winter Oregon State Parks in association with Friends of Historic Champoeg will present a series of live demonstrations, presentations and talks about the history, people and crafts of the 19th and early 20th century at Champoeg. The events will run from noon to 3 p.m. Each talk will run 40 minutes with a 20 minute break between. Visitors can come for a specific topic or stay for all three. The dates are Jan. 18, Feb. 15 and March 15. Each event is free with the purchase of a $5 per vehicle day-use parking permit or a state parks season pass. For more information, call 503-678-1251 or visit champoeg.org.

Jan. 20

On Jan. 20, all city offices and the public library will be closed in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Jan. 24

The library will hold a teen game night Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. Students in sixth through 12th grade can challenge one another and enjoy free snacks while playing video games, board games and card games. Free. Show up or call the youth services department for more information, 503-570-1592. The library is located at 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org.

Friday night jazz continues at Langdon’s Grill at Langdon Farms Golf Club-Aurora, 24377 Aurora Road, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Jan. 24, Ray Hardiman, Dennis Caiazza, Kurt Deutscher and Rebecca Hardiman perform. For more information, visit langdonfarms.com.

Jan. 28

The History Pub series at McMenamins Old Church and Pub, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, continues with “Soccer City: The Birth and Rise of the Portland Timbers Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Take a look back at the Timbers’ first season in 1975, a season so successful that it earned Portland the sobriquet “Soccer City USA.” Details: mcmenamins.com/Wilsonville.

Jan. 29

The Wilsonville Public Library will host a literary seminar with Emeritus professor John Ehrstine Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. Ehrstine will be conducting an eight-part class on Oregon’s own poet laureate, William Stafford. Although born in Kansas, Stafford became Oregon’s most celebrated poet. How did this happen? How did his experiences in Oregon shape his creative work? What is the substance of this acclaimed poet? Join this class to find the answers. Cost is $40 for the full spate of classes, with a text available at a discount. To sign up, call the library at 503-682-2744.

Jan. 31

Friday night jazz continues at Langdon’s Grill at Langdon Farms Golf Club-Aurora, 24377 Aurora Road, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. On Jan. 31, Ray Hardiman, Whitney Moulton, Kurt Deutscher and Rebecca Hardiman will perform. For more information, visit langdonfarms.com.

Politics

The Wilsonville City Council will meet Jan. 6 for a regular meeting. A work session will begin at 5 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. For the agenda, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The city will host a public forum at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 to address the Goal 10 Housing Needs Analysis: Wilsonville’s Residential Lands Strategy. The forum will be held at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. For more information, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us/Index.aspx?page=11&recordid=2969.

Faith

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

Make business connections before starting your work day. The Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce Morning Spark networking event is open to all members of the chamber of commerce. Nonmembers may attend two events before joining the chamber. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at various locations around town. Visit wilsonvillechamber.com to get specific location details.

The Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce Last Call Business After Hours networking event is open to all members of the chamber. Nonmembers may attend two of these events before joining the chamber. The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. at various locations. Visit wilsonvillechamber.com to get specific location details.

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 starts at 7:30 p.m. with accompanying drink specials, prizes and trivia. It’s free and 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 years old 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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