Karaoke, Star Party and's what's going on in and around Molalla this week.

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



Molalla Public Library is hosting a Teen Karaoke night on Tuesday, July 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided.


Special guests, Mad Science of Portland and Vancouver, are coming to help kids explore dirty science. The event takes place on Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the Molalla Public Library.


A local rite of summer is the annual Community Open House at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center at 15210 Miley Road in Aurora on Wednesday, July 25, from 4-7 p.m.

The event is a chance to visit the Oregon State University's only experimental farm serving agriculture in the Willamette Valley. The event is free.

A special feature each year is the hay wagon farm tours that depart every 45 minutes beginning at 4:15 p.m. Tractor driving, always a very popular activity, will be available again this year. OSU Master Gardeners will be present to answer home landscape and gardening questions. OSU Family Food Educators will share tips and ideas for proper food preservation and canning methods — plus tasty treats. And as always, there will be berry tasting to check out the latest varieties being developed. Fresh farm veggies will be available for sale, too.


Come see the stars at Clackamas Community College. The college is hosting a Star Party on Friday, July 27 from 9-11 p.m. at the newly restored Environmental Learning Center. The event is free and open to the public. Volunteers from Rose City Astronomers will share views of the night sky through their telescopes. Weather-permitting, participants may see Venus, the rings of Saturn, the polar cap on Mars, the largest moons of Jupiter, double stars, star clusters and nebulae. The Environmental Learning Center is located at 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City.

Bring your own blanket, chairs and binoculars.

For more information, call 503-594-3015. To learn more about the Environmental Learning Center, visit 


Hosted by Jim and Lorraine Allen, the third annual Music and Art by the River is happening on Saturday, July 28 from 1-4 p.m. at 34567 South Dickey Prairie Rd. in Molalla. Come enjoy music, art and each other. The music is provided by Susan Lucht's band, Fun With JO. All money goes to Food for the Poor, Inc. RSVP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 503-616-0955 or call 503-829-7222.

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