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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Wilsonville Community Garden registration opens March 20 at 8 a.m. The garden has 58 in-ground plots, 15 raised beds, on-site water, a compost area and is protected by a deer fence. It is located down Schroeder Way just off Wilsonville Road. Gardeners must come to the community center to register in person and pick their plots. For more information, contact Brian Stevenson at 503-570-1523.

COMMUNITY

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, 15527 SW Willamette St., Sherwood, on July 24, 25 and 26. Auditions for the production are March 13, 14 and 15 by appointment. Those interested 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. .


Authors Stevan Allred and Dan Berne will read from their work at Clackamas Community College's Oregon City campus on March 13 from noon to 1 p.m. The readings will take place in the Literary Arts Center at CCC's Roger Rook Hall, Room 220. Allred's "A Simplified Map of the Real World," a collection of linked short stories, was published in 2013. Allred teaches creative writing with Joanna Rose at The Pinewood Table in Portland. Berne's short stories and poetry have been published in literary magazines, and he won a literary award from the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. Berne owns a market strategy consultancy and is currently writing a book on market transformation. "The Gods of Second Chances" is his debut novel published in March 2014. This event is hosted by CCC's English Department. For more information, call 503-594-3260 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


The Wilsonville Public Library will hold its monthly book club March 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. This month’s read is “The ThirteenthTale” by Diane Setterfield. For more information, visit wilsonvillelibrary.org/bookclub.


Jazz at the Grill at Langdon Farms Golf Club, 24377 NE Airport Road, Aurora, will be held March 14 from 5:30 p.m. until closing. Pianist Ray Hardiman, bassist Dave Captein, drummer Mark Aalto and jazz vocalist Rebecca Hardiman will perform. For more information, visit langdonfarms.com.


The Wilsonville Public Library will hold a March Madness teen event March 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for students in sixth through 12th grade. For more information, visit wilsonvillelibrary.org/teens.


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.


The next “Who’s on Third” concert will feature Cascade Harmony Chorus on March 16 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Woodburn United Methodist Church in Woodburn. This group, of about 40 singers, has performed every year for the last six seasons. A freewill offering will be taken to cover concert expenses. Refreshments will be served during a mid-concert intermission. Call the church 503-982-2891 for more information.


The Wilsonville Public Library Great Books Discussion Group will meet March 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. This month’s read is “The Social Contract” by Rousseau. For more information, visit wilsonvillelibrary.org/greatbooks.


Women of Worth will meet March 20 from noon to 2 p.m. for lunch at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin. Women of Worth is a monthly luncheon for women ages 50 and older. Enjoy a meal and hear from resident speaker Becky Herbst share about "The Wonder of Friendship.” Open to the public, tickets are $12, after March 16 they are $15. For tickets or details, call Kate Schafroth at 503-638-5900 or email Mary Boehr at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Wilsonville Community Garden registration opens March 20 at 8 a.m. The garden has 58 in-ground plots, 15 raised beds, on-site water, a compost area and is protected by a deer fence. It is located down Schroeder Way just off Wilsonville Road. Gardeners must come to the community center to register in person and pick their plots. For more information, contact Brian Stevenson at 503-570-1523.


Jazz at the Grill at Langdon Farms Golf Club, 24377 NE Airport Road, Aurora, will be held March 21 from 5:30 p.m. until closing. Pianist Ray Hardiman, bassist Whitney Moulton, drummer Kurt Deutscher and jazz 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 March 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.


History Pub at McMenamins will be held March 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This month’s lecture will feature “The Extraordinary Life of Homer Davenport: Political Cartoonist.” For more information, visit wilsonvillelibrary.org/hp. Admission is free.


Jazz at the Grill at Langdon Farms Golf Club, 24377 NE Airport Road, Aurora, will be held March 28 from 5:30 p.m. until closing. Pianist Ray Hardiman, bassist Dennis Captein, drummer Kurt Deutscher and jazz vocalist Rebecca Hardiman will perform. For more information, visit langdonfarms.com.


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


The New Century Players will perform “Lend Me a Tenor” at Rex Putnam Blackbox Theater, 4950 SE Roethe Road, Milwaukie. This is a madcap, screwball comedy that takes place in London’s West End and is directed by Tony Bump. Performance dates are April 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and April 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $18 and students and seniors are $12. For more information, visit newcenturyplayers.org or call 503-367-2620.


Champoeg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate a historical marker for Madame Marie Dorion at the St. Louis Catholic Church on May 10 at 1 p.m. The church is located near the corner of Manning Road in Gervais. Jane Kirkpatrick, author of the “Tender Ties” trilogy about Dorion, Jennifer Gobin-Bailes, a descendant of Marie Dorion, Ellen Hopkins, state regent for Oregon State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and others will speak. Entertainment and refreshment will follow the ceremony.


POLITICS

The Wilsonville City Council will hold a work session March 17 at 5 p.m. with a regular meeting following at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop E. For more information, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us.


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


FAITH

Cornerstone, a Southern Gospel singing group will be at the Canby Church of the Nazarene, 2323 E. Territorial Road, on March 23 at 10:45 a.m. It is a free concert but there will be a freewill offering taken to assist in their ministry. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church at 530-655-2863.


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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