From an iPhone-use class to a spaghetti dinner and casino night, here's what's going on in the Canby area

Community class focused on iPhone use

Canby's DirectLink will hold a free Community Class in iPhone Basics on Thursday, Sept. 19, with classes from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 150 SE Second Ave. in the community room. The class will discuss best practices for the iPhone such as saving battery life, navigating through the device, downloading apps and more.

To RSVP, call 503-266-8111 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Heritage talk set for Aurora Sept. 19

A free heritage talk will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, at Filberts Farmhouse Kitchen in Aurora. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the talk begins at 5:30 p.m. This event will offer an historical overview of agriculture in French Prairie and Oregon by Ben Williams, president of Friends of French Prairie. There will be a no-host bar and food available via donation. Filberts is at 21317 Hwy. 99E.

For more information, call 503-419-6340 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Barlow Grade School reunion coming soon

The Barlow Grade School all-class reunion will be held Friday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the home of Jackie Wright Preuitt, 30413 S. Stuwe Road, Canby. The event will be finger-food potluck.

For more information, call Preuitt at 503-651-2406.

Aging care and communication class on tap

Oregon Care Partners will hold a free, instructor-led class at Cutsforth's Thriftway Town Hall Meeting Room in Canby, titled "How Communication Influences Care in the Non-dementia Adult Population," on Friday, Sept. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The class is designed to help anyone who cares for an aging adult communicate effectively with older adults exhibiting challenging behaviors.

To sign up for the class, call 1-800-930-6851 or visit

COURTESY PHOTO: KERI LIWI ON UNSPLASH - The Canby-Aurora VFW is hosting a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 4-7 p.m.

VFW hosts annual spaghetti dinner

Everyone is welcome to the Canby-Aurora VFW 6057 Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the Aurora American Legion off of Highway 99E. There will be music, raffles and door prizes. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3.50 for children 10 and under. For more information, call 503-266-4527.

Booster club sets casino night fundraiser

The Canby Booster Club will hold its second annual Wild Bill's Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21. Doors open at 6 p.m. for social hour, followed by gambling from 7 to 10 p.m., and awards from 10 to 11 p.m. The event will be held at the Canby Gun Club, 5011 S. Molalla Forest Road, Canby.

Tickets are $35 per person, which includes $20 in gambling script and barbecue pulled pork sandwiches. Tickets may be purchased from any board member or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information, call 503-266-2453.

Grave marker cleaning seeks volunteers

The Canby Heritage and Landmark Commission will hold a grave marker cleaning event at Zion Mennonite Cemetery on Sept. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is a continuance of the work with the Oregon Commission on Historic Cemeteries to clean, uncover artwork and inscriptions and prolong the marker's lives.

Gloves, tools and cleaning supplies will be available for all volunteers.

To register, contact Judi Jarosh at 503-887-3947 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Maplewood Grange sets September open house

The Maplewood Grange will hold an open house and barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 25480 S. Hwy. 99E in Aurora. The event will recognize Sandy Shew's 50 years of service, enjoy demonstrations by groups that use the hall, as well as a raffle, Zumba demonstration, and introduction to square dance class until 8 p.m. The event is open to the community.

For more information, contact Dan Keeley at 503-508-7807 or visit

Grape stomping festival in September

St. Josef's Grape stomping Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22 at St. Josef's Winery in Canby. The festival runs from noon to 6 p.m. both days and is located at 28836 S. Barlow Road. Cost is $10 for those aged 21 and over, which includes a souvenir wine glass.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to the website at or call 503-651-3190.

Canby's Legionaries set Sunday breakfast

The Canby Legionaries will host breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Post, 424 NW 1st Street in Canby. Use the Fir Street entrance. Breakfast items include bacon, sausage, ham or chicken fried steak. There are also eggs to order, hash browns, pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy. Coffee, juice and milk are also offered.

Cost is $6 for ages 11 and older, $3 for age 10 and under.

All Fruit Show sets tasty schedule for October

The 2019 All About Fruit Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20 at the Clackamas County Event Center. The Home Orchard Society's annual event will feature hundreds of varieties of heirloom fruit from the Pacific Northwest to see and taste. Also on hand will be an apple detective to ID any unknown varieties visitors may bring in, as well as cider pressing demonstrations, experts to answer questions, trees and plants for purchase and more.

Cost is $5 for member (family $10), $7 for non-members (family $12), and free if you join the HOS at the show.

County voices sought for Christmas choir

Molalla Community Choir invites all singers in south Clackamas County to join them for the 2019 Christmas season. Practice has started on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. into December at the Molalla High School choir room (357 E. Francis St., Molalla). Use the choir room door right of the gym entrance. Cost is $15 for the season.

For more information, contact Don Newell at 503-928-9108.

Adult center seeks kitchen volunteers

Canby Adult Center is in need of volunteers for its kitchen. Volunteers can serve once a week or once a month, depending on your availability. Shifts fun from 10 a.m. to about 1:30 p.m. and involve food prep and serving, table setting and clean-up. Volunteers must be able to spend that time on their feet.

For more information, call 503-266-2970.

Meals on Wheels seeking drivers

Do you want to make an important impact on one person's life? Volunteering one hour a week for Meals on Wheels is a great way to make a huge impact. Delivering nutritious food and a friendly visit helps a homebound adult continue to live independently with dignity at home. Become a Meals on Wheels Driver today and help make sure that no senior goes hungry or experiences social isolation. For more information on the Meals on Wheels program, call 503-266-2970 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Requirements: Must pass criminal background check.

Adult center looking for drivers

The Canby Adult Center is looking for drivers for its Transportation Reaching People program, which has volunteer drivers to use their private autos to provide rides to medical appointments and necessary errands for seniors and people with disabilities.  Requirements include: a current/valid drivers' license for at least 5 years; pass a criminal background check; and have auto insurance. Benefits include the joy of serving others, mileage reimbursement, a flexible schedule, free driver safety training that may reduce your auto insurance, and an annual recognition event. For more information, call Wendy at 503-266-2970.

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