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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce Wurstfest, a celebration of the mighty German (wurst) sausage, is Feb. 28 and March 1 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Festhalle, 500 S. Wilco Highway. Admission is $5; $10 with a specialty stein or glass (limited availability). Children accompanied by an adult are admitted free until 10 p.m. The Wurst 5K Run & Walk is March 1 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 503-845-9440 or visit mtangelwurstfest.com.

COMMUNITY

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 Wilsonville Public Library writers group will meet Feb. 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. The writers group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month to share writing goals and experiences in a supportive environment. Meetings often include writing exercises, writing tips/info and check-ins where members talk about how their writing is going. For more information, contact Andrea Erickson at 503-570-1593 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wilsonville Old Church and Pub will host “What Makes Timberline Cool? The Cultural Significance of Timberline Lodge” presented by Jon Tullis, lodge director of public affairs, during History Night Feb. 25 starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and all ages welcome. McMenamins is located at 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road.

Women between the ages of 40 and 64 who have not had a screening mammogram in the last year and who live in Clackamas County may be eligible for a free mammogram offered by Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All applicants must meet financial criteria. To determine eligibility and to schedule an appointment, call 503-557-2100.

The Newberg Ducks Unlimited Chapter will hold its 36th annual conservation auction and dinner starting at 5 p.m. March 1 at the Chehalem Armory, 620 N. Morton St., Newberg. Proceeds from the event provide funding for wetlands restoration and habitat enhancement projects. Cost is $60 each, $85 a couple or $25 for under age 17. For more information, contact Jerry Christensen at 503-638-5776 or to register, contact Pete Schmidt at 503-925-9022 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce Wurstfest, a celebration of the mighty German (wurst) sausage, is Feb. 28 and March 1 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Festhalle, 500 S. Wilco Highway. Admission is $5; $10 with a specialty stein or glass (limited availability). Children accompanied by an adult are admitted free until 10 p.m. The Wurst 5K Run and Walk is March 1 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 503-845-9440 or visit mtangelwurstfest.com.

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.

Celebrating the music of co-founder Margie Butler's father, Golden Bough will present a concert of songs from their new CD along with Irish favorites Feb. 28 at Winona Grange, 8340 SW Seneca St., Tualatin. General admission tickets are $17 and $12 for veterans and students. Purchase tickets at brownpapertickts.com/event/526015. For more information, visit goldenboughmusic.com or IrishPDX.com.

The Willamette Falls Symphony will hold a spring concert at 3 p.m. March 2 at First United Methodist Church, 18955 S. South End Road, Oregon City. Mark Perlman will conduct the program, which features Dvorak's "Symphony No. 9" and Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of the Faun." Albert Yen and Ben Shirley, winners of the biannual concerto contest, will perform solos in Bruch's "Violin Concerto Op. 26 Finale" and Artunian's "Trumpet Concerto," respectively. Tickets to the concert are $12 general admission, $10 for students and seniors. Children younger than 12 are admitted free with an adult. Tickets will be available at the door.

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 March 5, April 2, May 7 and June 4. For more information, visit casa-cc.org or call 503-723-0521.

Valley Repertory Theatre announces open auditions for its upcoming production of “Barefoot in the Park” by Neil Simon. Held 6-9 p.m. March 5 at the Chehalem Cultural Center BlackBox Theater, 415 E. Sheridan, Newberg, auditions are open to actors age 17 and older of all ethnicities and skill levels. Actors are encouraged to prepare a 60-90 second comedic monologue of their choosing. More information about the company and the auditions can be found online at valleyrep.org.

McMenamins will hold a meet the brewer and special beer tasting March 6 from 5 p.m. until the beer is gone. Talk to the brewers, ask questions and enjoy happy hour. For ages 21 and older. Wilsonville Old Church and Pub is located at 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road.

The Wilsonville Garden Club will meet March 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the Fireplace Room of the Charbonneau Country Club. The speaker will be Carol Westergreen from Out in the Garden Nursery who will discuss winter-flowering plants. Plants will be available for purchase. Guests and prospective members are welcome to attend.

Clackamas County Arts Alliance will host a special event for artists, teachers and students working in all mediums of art from noon to 6 p.m. March 6 at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego. The event is a tools and technique trade show; people can test and sample products and artists will demonstrate techniques. Most trade show events are free to the public, a modest fee is charged for workshops and lectures. Door prizes will be offered throughout the day. Admission is free, but the first 50 people who register will be entered into a special prize drawing. Information about the organization can be found at clackamasartsalliance.org. For information about Art Extravaganza call Elizabeth Klein at 503-655-0525.

A spring garden art showcase will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. March 6 at Trudy's Living Room, 9740 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville. The art event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. For more details visit trudyslivingroom.com.

US Bank in Wilsonville will host a free secure shredding event at the US Bank branch on Town Center Loop across from Bullwinkles on March 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The general public and business community is invited to attend. This event is free and no registration is required. For questions or additional information, contact Josh Dalglish at 503-682-4883 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Grace Chapel is holding a community rummage sale March 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. and March 8 from 9 a.m. to noon (everything half off) at 9600 SW Boeckman Road, Wilsonville. All proceeds of the sale will be used to fight hunger and poverty in the Wilsonville community. Donations for the sale can be dropped off March 2 from 2 to 6 p.m., March 3-5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. To schedule a pickup, call 503-454-6852. For more information, visit wilsonvillerummagesale.com.

The District 63 firefighters will host its annual bingo night March 8 at the Donald Fire Station. The event will start with hamburgers and hot dogs at 6 p.m. and bingo games follow dinner. There will be door prizes. The bingo games raise funds for equipment and community events. To donate a door prize or make a cash contribution to the event, contact the district office at 503-678-5966.

Volunteer planting and tree care events will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 8 at Wilsonville Community Garden. Contact Andy or Jenny of Friends of Trees at 503-595-0213 or visit ci.wilsonville.or.us/Index.aspx?page=11&recordid=3232.

Oregon Institute of Technology’s Tech OWLs in Action club and Solar Oregon, a Portland-based solar nonprofit, will collaborate with the Wilsonville Public Library to hold a free residential solar PV workshop March 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. The workshop will cover how solar works in Oregon’s climate, available technologies, purchase and leasing options, as well as incentives and tax credits that can lower the costs of solar by up to 75 percent.

Prescott Bluebird Recovery Project seeks volunteers interested in fieldwork 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 Road 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. .

The Old Aurora Colony is hosting the 32nd annual Antique Spinning Wheel Showcase on March 8 and 9 at the Old Aurora Colony Museum. The event is produced every year by community supporters and the Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild. The Antique Spinning Wheel Showcase benefits the Old Aurora Colony Museum. Admission is $6 per adult; seniors/AAA $5; or students $2. More than 30 spinners will be demonstrating this ancient art and craft. The Old Aurora Colony Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 8 and noon to 4 p.m. March 9. For more information, visit auroracolony.org or call 503-678-5754. 

 

The Northwest Writers and Publishers Association and the Tualatin Public Library are hosting “Writers’ Block” with Carolyn J. Rose and Mike Nettleton from 7 to 8 p.m. March 11. The library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin. There is no charge for NWPA members or students 17 and younger, $10 for guests. For more information, visit northwestwriterspublishers.weebly.com or call Veronica Esagui at 503-913-6006.

Sherwood Foundation of the Arts is one of the last organizations to receive the rights to "Les Miserables" before it heads back to Broadway for a two-year run. It will be presented at Stella Olson Park July 24, 25 and 26. Auditions for the production will be held March 13, 14 and 15 by appointment. Those interested in auditioning should download an audition form at sherwoodarts.org and be prepared to sing 32 bars of music from a Broadway song similar in character to the role you are most interested in playing. Children interested in playing Little Cosette must sing "Castle on a Cloud" and Gavroche must sing his part of "Look Down." For more information, visit the webpage or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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 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. The remaining date is March 15. The 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.

POLITICS

The Tourism Strategy Development Task Force meeting slated for Feb. 26 has been canceled due to a lack of sufficient number of task force members being able to attend. For more information, contact Mark Ottenad, public/government affairs director, at 503-570-1505 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville City Council will hold a work session March 3 at 5 p.m. and a regular meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. For more information, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us.

Clackamas County is developing a strategic plan to provide direction and guidance for county departments for projects and services impacting the community over the next several years. The public is invited share feedback on the question: “What are the most important issues the residents of Clackamas County and the county government will be facing over the next two to five years?” The event is scheduled for March 5 at the Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The meeting will be hosted by Managing Results LLC, which is assisting in the strategic planning process.

FAITH

Meridian United Church of Christ will host "Faithful Conversations: Talking to People You Know About Why Marriage Matters" March 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. This training will equip people to talk with those they care about in advance of the elections to extend marriage equality for same-gender couples. It is an interfaith workshop, led by Oregon United for Marriage and takes place at 6750 SW Boeckman Road. For more information, call 503-682-0339 or email 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. .

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

Free tax help is available at the Wilsonville Public Library on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. through April 12. A volunteer CPA will be at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, ready to answer questions and/or help fill out tax forms. Bring all necessary documentation and 2013 tax records. For more information, contact the reference desk at 503-682-2744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 form 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.

The Wilsonville Knit 'n' Spin group meets Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. This is a friendly, weekly gathering spot for all knitters and spinners. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your spinning wheels or knitting projects. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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 St. 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.

The McLoughlin House unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is now open to the public following its annual winter closure. Victorian cultural demonstrations resume in March. These hands-on craft and culture demonstrations will take place the second Saturday of the month through October. The McLoughlin House is accessible by free, guided tours that begin at the Barclay House, 713 Center St., Oregon City. The Barclay House is open to the public Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.




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