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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Steve Hale Trio will perform at McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, on Feb. 6 starting at 6 p.m. An Oregon native, the singer/songwriter has been in a staple in the Northwest for 30 years and plays a variety of alternative folk, jazz and Americana. The show is for those 21 and older and is free. For more information, visit mcmenamins.com/Wilsonville or call 503-427-2500.

COMMUNITY

Child Advocates Inc. is recruiting volunteers to serve as court-appointed special advocates. CASAs are trained citizens appointed by a judge to advocate for children who, through no fault of their own, have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care. CASAs act as the eyes and ears of the court, gathering information to make recommendations that are in the best interest of the child(ren) they represent. Their input provides the judge with information that is impartial and independent. Orientations are held once a month from 6 to 7 p.m. at 421 High St., suite 220, Oregon City. Upcoming dates are Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7 and June 4. For more information, visit casa-cc.org or call 503-723-0521.

Join Trudy’s Living Room at its “Love Is ... Trudy’s First Thursday Artist Showcase” on Feb. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 9740 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville. Celebrate with free refreshments and drinks while perusing work from four local artisans with Valentine’s Day themes, including a local chocolatier and a winemaker. These monthly First Thursday events are free and open to all of the community. See more details on Trudy’s Living Room Facebook page and visit the website at trudyslivingroom.com.

Elements Massage in Argyle Square is hosting a free Ladies Pampering Night on Feb. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. This is an evening for women in the community to relax and enjoy some well-deserved pampering. The seven-room studio will host massage, healthy living, skin care, hair care, jewelry and refreshments — all by local businesses. Elements is located at 8695 SW Jack Burns Blvd. For more information, call 503-427-2698.

The Wilsonville Garden Club monthly meeting is Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. The subject will be heirloom roses. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For more information, visit wilsonvillegardenclub.org.

The Steve Hale Trio will perform at McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, on Feb. 6 starting at 6 p.m. An Oregon native, the singer/songwriter has been in a staple in the Northwest for 30 years and plays a variety of alternative folk, jazz and Americana. The show is for those 21 and older and is free. For more information, visit mcmenamins.com/Wilsonville or call 503-427-2500.

Horizon Christian Elementary and Middle School, 7400 SW Sagert St., Tualatin, is hosting a preview night and open house Feb. 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for parents of prospective students in first through eighth grades. This informal evening will provide an overview of the school’s academics, curriculum, culture, athletics and activities in the elementary and middle grades. To register for the open house, contact the office of admissions at 503-692-9312.

Elevation Youth Ensemble, a local nonprofit performance group, presents “A Mini Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at 27960 SW Canyon Creek Road, Wilsonville, inside the New Life Fellowship building. The classic play comes to life in the hands of children ages 6 to 12 from the Clackamas area. A revised script containing some of Shakespeare’s lines in conjunction with modern translation make this an accessible and entertaining show. Tickets are $5 each for kids and adults with children 3 and younger free. Purchase tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/555168.

The First Friday Ceili Mor is set for Feb. 7 at Winona Grange No. 271, 8340 SW Seneca St., Tualatin. An Irish dance lesson begins at 7:30 p.m. and live music will run 8-11 p.m. led by Seamus Egan on tenor banjo, Django Amerson on fiddle and Cary Novotny on guitar and vocals. Cost is $10 for the general public and $8 for veterans, students and seniors. For more information, visit IrishPDX.com or call 503-819-2689.

Jazz guitarist Chris Woitach will perform Feb. 7 during Jazz at the Grill at Langdon Farms Golf Club, 24377 Aurora Road, from 5:30 p.m. until closing time. For more information, visit langdonfarms.com.

Congressman Kurt Schrader will hold a public town hall meeting to discuss current issues in Congress with his Multnomah and Clackamas County constituents on Feb. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. at Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Ave, Lake Oswego.

The Clackamas County Master Gardener chapter is hosting a Master Gardener program Feb. 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie. The speaker is Mary VanAgtmael, who will speak on “Espalier: An Artistry of Plant Training and Mastery.” To espalier is the attempt to control the nature of a plant by structuring its growth pattern with the use of rigid forms. For more information, call 503-653-8100. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Collage artist Susan Schenk invites the public to try their hand at collage Feb. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the art gallery at CCC Wilsonville Campus, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E. All materials will be provided to experiment with this friendly art form which is suitable for all ages and skill levels. If you can rip paper, use scissors and work a glue stick, you can do collage. Free.

If you have been emotionally or physically abused by a current or former intimate partner, the Women’s Empowerment Project (WEP) can help you break the cycle. Sponsored by Clackamas County Community Corrections, WEP is designed for women wanting to create healthy, violence-free lives. The 14-week class is free. Topics include the cycle of violence, coping mechanisms, effects of abuse on children and safety planning. The first class is Feb. 12 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Contact Patricia Barrera, victim services program coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-655-8776.

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. For details, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit rootsweb.ancestry.com/~orccdar.

“Seven Strategies: Coping With the Death of a Loved One” is a free one-hour presentation designed for the recently bereaved. It offers suggestions on how to cope during the weeks and months following the death of a loved one and includes information on additional resources available in the community. In addition, those supporting someone who has experienced a loss can benefit from the information provided in this seminar. This event will be held Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to noon at Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, Conference Room B, 519 15th St., Oregon City. Facilitated by trained hospice staff, the seminar offers simple and effective tools that help people turn their compassion into action. Space is limited and registration is suggested. To register or to get more information, contact Anne Kister at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-215-4636.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Langdon Hills Farm is offering a five-course dinner and jazz both Feb. 14 and 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. Ray Hardiman on piano, Whitney Moulton on bass, Kurt Deutscher on drums and vocalist Rebecca Hardiman will perform. The club is located at 24377 Aurora Road. For more information, visit langdonfarms.com.

The Clackamas County Historical Society will host its third annual crab fest and art show at 4 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive in Oregon City. Members of Three Rivers Artist Guild will have art available for purchase and raffle tickets will be sold with prizes of art donated by artists. A silent auction will also be held. The event features a dinner of fresh Oregon Dungeness crab, salad, pasta, bread and dessert, served at 5:30 p.m. Willamette Valley Vineyards will present a wine pairing demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 each, $25 of which is tax deductible. Sponsorships are also available. Purchase tickets online at clackamashistory.org.

This winter Oregon State Parks in association with Friends of Historic Champoeg is presenting 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 runs 40 minutes with a 20-minute break between. Visitors can come for a specific topic or stay for all three. Remaining dates are 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 14th annual Silverton Poetry Festival will open the Gordon House event calendar for 2014 on Feb. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. Frank Lloyd Wright’s living room will host the popular and one-of-a-kind Talking Poets event. Featured poets, Emily Kendal Frey and Gary Lark, will read from their published works and discuss the process of writing poetry. Open discussion will follow. The event is open to all at no cost, and refreshments will be served. Poets’ books will be for sale and signing. The Gordon House at the Oregon Garden is located at 869 W. Main St., Silverton. For more information, visit thegordonhouse.org.

The city of Wilsonville offices and the public library will be closed Feb. 17 in honor of Presidents’ Day. SMART buses will be on regular routes.

Women of Worth will hold a luncheon Feb. 20 from noon to 2 p.m. at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin. Women of Worth is a monthly luncheon for women ages 50 and better. There will be a catered meal and Becky Herbst will speak about “The Wonder of Prayer.” Open to the public, tickets $12, after Feb. 16 tickets are $15. For tickets or details, call Paulette Jones at 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 at the Grill continues at Langdon Farms Golf Club, 24377 Aurora Road. From 5:30 p.m. to closing Feb. 21, pianist Ray Hardiman, bassist Dan Presley, drummer Mark Aalto and vocalist Rebecca Hardiman will perform. For more information, visit langdonfarms.com.

The Clackamas County chapter of Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) will meet Feb. 25 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 city of Wilsonville is hosting a daddy/daughter dance Feb. 28 at the Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 SW Wilsonville Road, from 7 to 9 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Night in Hollywood” and the cost is $14 a person. There will be unlimited pictures in a photo booth. Space is limited to 125 people. For more information, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us/Index.aspx?page=11&recordid=3229.

Friday Night Jazz at the Grill continues at Langdon Farms Golf Club, 24377 Aurora Road. From 5:30 p.m. to closing Feb. 28, pianist Ray Hardiman, bassist Dennis Caiazza, drummer Kurt Deutscher and vocalist Rebecca Hardiman will perform. For more information, visit langdonfarms.com.

Prescott Bluebird Recovery Project seeks volunteers interested in field work monitoring Western bluebird nesting activity. An informational and basic training workshop will be presented by current volunteers at the auditorium at Champoeg State Heritage Area Visitors Center, 8239 Champoeg Rd NE, St Paul, on March 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The bluebird monitoring routes are in Washington, Clackamas, Yamhill, Multnomah and a portion of Marion counties. Register at prescottbluebird.com. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

POLITICS

The Wilsonville Development Review Board A will meet Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. For more information, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The Feb. 17 regular city council meeting is canceled in honor of Presidents’ Day. Instead, the meeting will be Feb. 20 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. .

The Wilsonville Development Review Board B will meet Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. For more information, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us.

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 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. Child care 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. For more information, contact Logan Lauvray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 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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