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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Diamonds will take the stage for a night of classic rock and roll at the Richard R. Brown Fine Arts Center, SW Fifth Ave. in Canby, on Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, call Diane Brown at 503-266-9574 or Steve Heli at 503-263-3840, or visit the association online at anbycommunityconcert.org.

COMMUNITY

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.

The Wilsonville Sole Sisters are now training in earnest for the May 17 Queen of the High Road Half Marathon in Wilsonville. Only, this year there are now Sole Sisters chapters in Tigard, Sherwood and West Linn as well. Every Saturday at 8 a.m. through race day there will be a group run/walk at Wilsonville, Tigard, West Linn and Sherwood high schools. This is free and open to all women. For information visit wilsonvillesolesisters/wordpress.com.

Got pounds to lose? Come for a night of inspiration to meet people who have lost pounds and are keeping it off with TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) at Wilsonville United Methodist Church, 7355 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville, on Jan. 15 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Any questions, contact Mary Anne at 503-806-2858.

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..

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.

The Jan. 19 “Who’s on Third?” community concert at Woodburn United Methodist Church, 700 N. Cascade Drive, will feature a new group — Tabor Duo. The Tabor Duo performers are Ruth Ann Yerden and Dennis Plies, both professors at Warner Pacific College. The concert is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and they will present a variety of marimba and piano or organ duets. A freewill offering will be taken to cover concert expenses.  Refreshments will be served during a mid-concert intermission.  For more information, visit woodburn-umc.org. 

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.

The 2014 Canby Auto Swap is Jan. 19 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. The swap features anything and everything automotive from autos, parts, related items and more. Come walk through a variety of booths and buy, sell, trade and browse. All of the booths will be at least 50 percent automotive related. Admission is $3, parking is free. For additional information, contact the event center office at 503-266-1136 or visit clackamascountyeventcenter.com.

Silverton Country Historical Society will hold its annual meeting Jan. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gordon House, 869 W. Main St, Silverton. The program is “Saving Wright through Preservation and Dedication.” Each January the Silverton Country Historical Society meets to review the year and hear reports of challenges met and ongoing projects and to elect board members and officers for the new season. Molly Murphy, SCHS vice president and Gordon House general director, will discuss the efforts to preserve Frank Lloyd Wright’s built legacy. Free for everyone and refreshments too. For more information, visit silvertonmuseum.com.

Learn Reiki on Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at Meridian UCC, 6790 SW Boeckman Road, Wilsonville. Become a first-degree Reiki practitioner in this beginner’s class. A $35 donation includes materials, attunement and certificate. For more information and to RSVP, contact Drew Ford at 717-303-9630 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Registration for fall classes begins Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. at Valley Christian Preschool at Valley Christian Church, 11188 SW Wilsonville Road. Classes are for children age 2 through pre-kindergarten. Call 503-582-8267 for directions or further information. Details: vccwilsonville.org.

The Diamonds will take the stage for a night of classic rock and roll at the Richard R. Brown Fine Arts Center, SW Fifth Ave. in Canby, on Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, call Diane Brown at 503-266-9574 or Steve Heli at 503-263-3840, or visit the association online at canbycommunityconcert.org.

The Wilsonville 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.

The New Century Players will perform “Entanglement” by Kevin Yell and directed by Colin Murray at the Rex Putnam Blackbox Theater, 4950 SE Roethe Road, Milwaukie. In this play, life is great for the neighbors of a townhouse triplex until a 65th birthday celebration. Then, torn between the twin desires for truth or stability, the family in the middle realize that once one thing shifts, everything might. “Entanglement” explores, with humor and compassion, intergenerational life in a changing world. Performances are Jan. 24, 25 and 31 and Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m., as well as Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $18 and students and seniors are $12. For more information, visit newcenturyplayers.org or call 503-367-26920.

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.

Valley Repertory Theatre announces “Pulse Check,” the first in a series of free interactive community events. Held Jan. 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan, Newberg, this event is free and open to all who wish to attend. RSVP is encouraged, but not required. “Pulse Check” will feature a question and answer session about Valley Rep’s season selection process, allowing community members the chance to weigh in on the 2014-2015 season, as well as a storytelling workshop and brunch refreshments. Contact Jordan Beanblossom at 971-263-0837 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

The Stolen Sweets will perform in Wilsonville Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. The Stolen Sweets play 1930s style soft jazz, with musicianship and lyrics suitable for all ages of jazz lovers. This is a Boones Ferry Concert at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 8818 Miley Road, at the southeast corner of the Interstate 5 Charbonneau exit. For tickets and information, visit boonesferryconcerts.org.

Fiddler Andrea Beaton will perform Jan. 25 at Winona Grange, 8340 SW Seneca St., Tualatin. General admission tickets are $17 and $12 for veterans and students in advance and $20 at the door. The concert of traditional Cape Breton Scottish fiddling and piping will feature Andrea Beaton, with piper Dick Hensold and guitarist Dirk Freymuth and will focus on the musical and cultural interplay between the fiddle and the pipes, two instruments that have had a long, close and mutually influential relationship in Cape Breton. Purchase tickets online at brownpapertickets.com/event/499580. For more information about Beaton, visit andreabeaton.com.

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 on 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.

The Clackamas County Chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will meet Jan. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Atkinson Memorial Church, 710 Sixth St., Oregon City. For further information, call Danny at 503-887-4556.

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.

The Wilsonville Community center is offering a mom and baby Pilates class on Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 30 through Feb. 27. New moms can work on getting their bodies strong and healthy with mat and standing Pilates exercises while interacting with their babies. Stretch, strengthen and improve posture while learning helpful hints in nutrition, exercise and parenting. Newborn to pre-crawlers are welcome. The cost is $32. The center is located at 7965 SW Wilsonville Road. For more information, call 503-682-3727.

The Wilsonville McMenamin’s Old Church will host A Certain Something live in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. Not quite rock and not quite pop, the band still has that impossible to define edge. Free, 21 and over only. Details: mcmenamins.com/wilsonville.

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.

Join community members of all ages and abilities in an annual tree planting and invasive plant removal opportunities on Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Memorial Park forest shelter. The Friends of Trees crew leaders will guide small groups of volunteers. Dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Tools and snacks provided. Contact Andy or Jenny form Friends of Trees at 503-595-0213 to RSVP or for more information.

Champoeg Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting Eric Lindstrom on Feb. 13 at Sherwood Senior Community Center, 21907 SW Sherwood Blvd., at 11 a.m. Lindstrom will share his passion for photography and his newly released book, “Up Fanno Creek: Confessions of an Accidental Advocate.” Champoeg Chapter of the DAR invite all women who are 18 years or older who think they have a Revolutionary War ancestor and are interested in DAR membership to attend meetings from 10 a.m. to noon the second Thursday of the month, September through April. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orccdar.

POLITICS

The Wilsonville City Council will meet Jan. 23 at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. A work session starts at 5 p.m. with the regular meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The Wilsonville Development Review Panel B will meet Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. For more information, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The Wilsonville City Council will meet Feb. 3 at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. A work session starts at 5 p.m. with the regular meeting at 7 p.m. For more information, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners will hold a town hall Feb. 18 at the Wilsonville Community Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce will co-host the event with the county. Citizens may voice their questions directly to the commissioners in a question-and-answer forum and inquire about issues important to the community. The Wilsonville Community Center is located at 7965 SW Wilsonville Road in Wilsonville. For more information, contact Tim Heider at the county at 503-742-5911 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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..

Calling all women: You are invited to ONE, a women’s community Bible study winter/spring session beginning Jan 15 and running through April 30 at Community of Hope Church on Stafford Road. This is a weekly study through the book of Ephesians with worship, teaching and small group time. Childcare provided and all women welcome. Details: onebible.webs.com or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ONGOING

The city of Wilsonville and Friends of Trees are looking for volunteers to adopt a portion of the pollinator hedgerow adjacent to the community garden. The hedgerow has a number of established native shrubs and flowers, but advocates want to add additional plants and have individuals assist with weeding the hedgerow. If you are interested in applying or learning more, contact Logan Lauvray at Friends of Trees at loganl@friendsof, trees.org or 503-467-2515. 

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 Community Center hosts weekly tai chi drop-in classes on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. This is an opportunity for tai chi participants to practice their forms and postures, as well as to improve balance, flexibility and relaxation. The practice is led by Wes Morris, who studies with the center’s tai chi instructor, James Lusk. There is a $1 fee. The center is located at 7965 SW Wilsonville Road. For more information, call 503-682-3727.

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 6:30 p.m. with accompanying drink specials, prizes and trivia. It’s free and open to adults, 21 and older. Details: 503-682-5593 or boonetownbistroandbar.com.

Thursday is trivia night at The Beer Station, 8633 SW Main Street. Starting at 7 p.m. each Thursday, this gathering offers fun, beer and current events in one location. Details: pdxbeerstation.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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