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A look at events and activities happening in and around the Canby and Molalla areas in the coming weeks

Talk will explore county's railroad history

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Michael Hall will present "A History of Railroads in Clackamas County" at the Museum of the Oregon Territory in Oregon City.

The event begins at 5 p.m. and features Hall presenting a history of the Clackamas County railroads, including photos of the SP&S Railroad, the Oregon Electric Railroad, and the Oregon Pacific Railroad.

A donation of $5 is suggested for members, $10 for nonmembers. The program will be on the second floor in the Murdock Gallery at 211 Tumwater Drive in Oregon City.

Molalla Library hosts citizenship class

Molalla Public Library will hold a citizenship preparation workshop from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. The course will go over the steps needed to prepare for the U.S. citizenship civics test. English and Spanish instruction will be available.

For more information, call 503-829-2593.

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Canby Legion Auxiliary plans benefit breakfasts

The Canby American Legion Auxiliary will hold a breakfast fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 2. The group holds fundraising breakfasts on the first and third Sundays of each month.

The breakfast includes bacon, sausage and chicken fried steak, as well as eggs cooked to order, hash browns, pancakes, English muffins, biscuits and gravy or just biscuits. Beverage choices are coffee, milk or juice.

Breakfast runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and costs $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under.

The Legion Post is at 424 N.W. 1st Ave., but use the Fir Street entrance.

Scarecrow contest is back

Canby's downtown scarecrow contest is returning, and the registration deadline is Sept. 30. The free annual contest has spots assigned by Oct. 7 and voting will begin Oct. 17.

Voting for your favorite scarecrow can be done online at or by phone at 503-266-6511.

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Canby Library has veterans benefits info

Do you need help with your veteran benefits? Get your questions answered at Canby Public Library at 4 p.m. Sept. 28.

David Soto, volunteer at the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs, will answer questions and provide resources. Soto will offer information on how to start benefits for veterans with an honorable discharge, how to upgrade a less than honorable discharge, and he will talk about the PACT act.

Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call the library at 503-266-3394.

Dahlia Festival in its final week

The 2022 Dahlia Festival at Swan Island Dahlias continues through Sept. 30 in Canby. The festival is held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, except Wednesdays. The festival is free and features live music, food carts, local vendors, classes and more.

Swan Island Dahlias is located at 955 N.W. 2nd Ave. in Canby. Musicians perform from noon to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sundays.

Canby Library Repair Fair set for Oct. 1

The Canby Public Library will hold a Repair Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. The free community event brings volunteers with fix-itskills and people with broken items together. The fixers will repair or mend items and may teach you how to fix them as well.

What to bring: clothing, textiles, bicycles, small electronics and home appliances. Only bring items small enough to be easily carried by one person.

Molalla Alumni group slates lunch

The Molalla Alumni Association will hold a fall luncheon for all alumni at noon Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Molalla High School commons, 357 Frances St., Molalla.

For more information or to register for the event, go to or call 503-329-6063.

Music memorabilia ready to 'rock' October

The annual Record Bonanza music memorabilia show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. The event features music and memorabilia spanning 100 years as collectors, traders, buyers and dealers enjoy a stroll down a musical memory lane.

Record Bonanza will be held at Ackerman School, 350 S.E. 13th St. in Canb.y Admission is $5.

Volunteer fair set for Oct. 20

Clackamas County is looking to connect volunteers and organizations through a special event Oct. 20.

The Volunteer Engagement Resource fair will be held at the Clackamas County Development Service building auditorium from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City.

Clackamas County Volunteer Connection and other community organizations will share information about volunteer opportunities in this "stop and shop" style event. Discover opportunities that are right for you.

Drop by for information, refreshments and giveaways.

To register, go to

Thought registration is not required, it does help planning for the number of attendees. For more information, call 503-650-5796 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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