Oyster Fest, Strawberry Festival, Renaissance Faire and's what's going on in and around Molalla this week.

GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION BY KRISTEN WOHLERS - Here's what's going on in and around Molalla this week.



The Wings of Freedom tour will bring WWII vintage airplanes to Aurora State Airport June 15-17. The tour features vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and North American P-51 Mustang. Cost is $5 for children ages 12 and under and $15 for adults. Visitors may also experience a unique opportunity to take a 30-minute flight aboard the aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person. B-25 flights are $400 per person. P-51 flight training is $2,200 for a half-hour, $3,200 for a full hour. For reservations and information on flight experiences, call 800-568-8924.


The Molalla Area Historical Society is having a courtyard sale on June 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MAHS, located at 620 S. Molalla Ave. There will be quilts, quilting supplies, antiques, collectables and more. For more information, call 503-765-6432.


This year's Willamette Oyster Fest will be Saturday, June 16 at St. Josef's Winery near Canby. The Willamette Oyster Fest will be held from 1-5 p.m. There is no cover charge, but a $5 souvenir glass is needed for beverages. The winery itself is open noon to 6 p.m. The event features seafood, oysters and music. St. Josef's is located at 28836 S. Barlow Road. For more information, call 503-651-3190 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Molalla Public Library invites the community to a special dance performance on Saturday, June 16 at 2 p.m. The Aztec themed dance troupe Danza Azteca Huitzilopochtli will perform music, dance and provide interactive teaching including a quick introduction to the indigenous Aztec language Nahuatl.


The Annual Strawberry Festival, dinner and silent auction is taking place on Saturday, June 16 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Beavercreek UCC, "The Ten O'Clock Church at 23345 S. Beavercreek Rd. in Beavercreek. Dinner includes BBQ chicken, scalloped potatoes, salad, green beans, bread, beverage and of course strawberry shortcake with ice cream. Strawberries are donated by Albeke Farms. Dinner prices are: 13yrs & up - $12,  6-12yrs - $8,  5 & under - free (donations accepted). The Silent Auction will again have many great items to bid on. This event is for the whole family, especially for dads to celebrate Father's Day weekend. Proceeds help support our church missions including our Food Pantry and Summer Camp Youth Programs. For more info call 503-632-4553 or visit the website at


The Oregon Renaissance Faire continues Saturday and Sunday, 16-17, at the Clackamas County Event Center. This week's theme will be "Valiant of the Vale: Honor Your Hero." This event will honor dads and anyone that has been a hero in people's lives. The faire runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. For more information, check the website at


The people of Smyrna United Church of Christ invite the surrounding communities to their annual Strawberry Ice Cream Festival on Saturday, June 16 from 5-7 p.m. at the church, which is located on Canby-Marquam Highway near the intersection with Highway 211. There will be a light supper, strawberries, ice cream, pie and cake. A freewill donation will be taken for various projects and outreach at the church. For more information, call Barbara Daniels at 503-390-4686, Beryl Fisher at 503-651-2161 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


On Father's Day, June 17 during open swim from 1-5 p.m., dads swim for free at the Molalla Aquatic Center. For more information, visit, call 503-759-POOL (7665) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Molalla Church of the Nazarene invites the community to Storytime in the Park every Tuesday morning from June 19 through Aug. 28 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Fox Park. There will be a children's Bible story, Popsicles and a game or craft.

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