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Fourth of July celebrations in Woodburn, Gervais, Mount Angel and St. Paul communities

PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - The annual Gervais Fourth of July parade will start at noon, one of a number of Independence Day festivities happening in communities around Marion County and the surrounding region.

THIS WEEK

Science Tellers — 3:30 p.m. July 2. An action-packed, educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects, followed by a "behind the scenes" look at the special effects and recreation of the science experiments with the help of volunteers from the audience at the Mount Angel Library.

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Watercolor Wednesdays — 1-3 p.m. July 3. Join this continuing class at the Woodburn Art Center with artist/ instructor, Beth Harrison, designed for watercolor painters of all levels. The class meets first and third Wednesday with instruction for beginners, advice for the more experienced and an encouraging supportive atmosphere for all. The cost is $20 per class. Preregistration for the month is required. If you have supplies, bring them or purchase in Paint Box Store.

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Gervais 4th of July — 11 a.m.-sundown, July 4. The city of Gervais will hold its annual Independence Day celebration downtown. Children are invited to decorate their bikes at 11 a.m. to join the parade at noon, which loops around town and ends downtown. After the parade, a festival will be held at 2 p.m., followed by a fireworks show at dusk and live bands in the beer garden to conclude. For more information, including parade route, schedule and parade entry forms, visit them online. Website: datavision.coop/july4th Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Woodburn 4th of July — 5:30 p.m., July 4. The city of Woodburn invites community members to ring in Independence Day at Centennial Park. Live music by Reedy 300, Purusa and Papa Smoke. For more information, contact Jesse Cuomo at 503-982-5266. Centennial Park is located at 900 Parr Rd. NE.

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Mount Angel 4th of July — 11 a.m. July 4. The city of Mount Angel will begin things early with its own parade through town beginning at 11 a.m. Guests and community members are invited to join the parade by downloading a registration form at the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce website (https://www.mtangelchamber.com/). Children are free to participate in the parade. After the event, the community is invited back in the evening for a fireworks show at 10 p.m. located at the baseball/softball fields between the high school and middle school.

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Pickleball Tournament — 9 a.m., July 5-7. The 2019 Summer Sizzle pickleball tournament will be held at North Marion High School. The annual fundraiser for the Wilsonville Pickleball Club features three days of competition, with women's doubles, mixed doubles and men's doubles. Although registration for the event is closed, spectators are invited to come out and enjoy the festivities, set up to watch and cheer on competitors. Facebook: www.facebook.com/PICKLEBALLISGR8 Website: www.pickleballisgreat.com.

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Red Yard Puppetry — 3:30 p.m. July 9. Through energetic folk songs, engaging puppet routines & interactive storytelling, award-winning family performer Red Yarn & his lovable Critter puppets will help kids learn about respect, boundaries & safety in an inclusive community at the Mount Angel Library.

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COMING UP

Music in the Park — 6 p.m. July 10. Come enjoy Celtic rock band St. James's Gate at the Woodburn Public Library Park. Food will be for sale starting at 6 p.m., followed by music at 6:30 p.m.

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Felting Classes — 1-3 p.m. July 10. All levels are welcome to join Pamela Miller at the Woodburn Art Center in this two-hour felting workshop, during which you will conduct a Nuno Felting project. Class fee is $15 for instruction with a materials fee to instructor. August 14 will be a Wet Felted bangle bracelet.

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Aurora Concerts in the Park — 7-9 p.m. July 10. Enjoy the bluesy folk rock of The Djangophiles in the opening performance of Aurora's free summer music series leading up to the 30th anniversary of Aurora Colony Days. The concert will be held at the amphitheater of Aurora City Park, 21081 Main St., rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair, blank or some snacks. Website: https://www.auroracolonydays.com/concert-line-up.

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Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience — 6:30 p.m. July 12. (Adults & Teens—13+ years). Experience this historic event at the Mount Angel Library through the eyes of those who lived it in this virtual reality experience. Take control of the lunar module for docking, landing and the moon walk. Signed release must be on record. 20-minute slots available. Call 503-845-6401 to reserve your spot or for more information.

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Document Your Memories — 1-3 p.m. July 11. Join Kathi Holt at the Woodburn Art Center for an overview of journaling, "how to" for daily journaling, travel journaling, materials, hints for success and more. Each participant will gain knowledge and experience with a hands-on activity. Class fee is $25.

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Oil Painting Classes — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 12. Judy Stubb, certified Bob Ross instructor, will be your oil painting guide/instructor during scheduled oil painting sessions at the Woodburn Art Center. Judy will lead experienced and inexperienced artists to complete an oil painting called "Clear Montana Skies." The cost of $60 includes all instruction and supplies. Bring lunch or a snack. Other summer sessions include: July 20, "Crater Lake;" August 2, "Gladiolas;" August 17, "After the Rain."

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Bob Ross Painting Party — 3 p.m. July 12. (Teens & Adults). Follow along with a NEW Bob Ross video session at the Mount Angel Library. Practice Bob's techniques in your own happy little painting. All materials provided. Due to limited space, registration is required. Call 503-845-6401 to register.

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Flavor de Futbol — July 12-14. The city of Woodburn's inaugural summer youth soccer tournament will take place over the weekend of July 12-14. Hundreds of athletes across dozens of teams from the Pacific Northwest will be held at Woodburn School District's high school, middle schools and elementary school fields. The tournament will feature brackets from U9 through U19 classifications. For more information, contact tournament director Melinda Avila. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 503-953-2064 Website: https://flavordefutbol.com/.

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Show and Shine Car Show — 7 a.m. July 14. Woodburn Estates and Golf will host a show and shine for cars and motorcycles. Registration is $20. Pre-register before June 10 to receive $5 off. Phone: 503-804-1440 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Website: www.showandshinewoodburnestatesgolf.com

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Our Place in Space — 3:30 p.m. July 16. (All Ages). Ever wonder how Earth fits in among the planets, stars, and galaxies? Through science experiments and other fun activities, you'll explore what makes our planet so special and learn how we can keep it that way at the Mount Angel Library. Presented by the University of Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

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Watercolor Wednesdays — 1-3 p.m. July 17. Join this continuing class at the Woodburn Art Center with artist/ instructor, Beth Harrison, designed for watercolor painters of all levels. The class meets first and third Wednesday with instruction for beginners, advice for the more experienced and an encouraging supportive atmosphere for all. The cost is $20 per class. Preregistration for the month is required. If you have supplies, bring them or purchase in Paint Box Store.

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Music in the Park — 6 p.m. July 17. Come enjoy the island tunes of Koral Jam at the Woodburn Public Library Park. Food will be for sale starting at 6 p.m., followed by music at 6:30 p.m.

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Aurora Concerts in the Park — 7-9 p.m. July 17. Come out to see classic rock pianist Brady Goss Band in the second performance of Aurora's free summer music series leading up to the 30th anniversary of Aurora Colony Days. The concert will be held at the amphitheater of Aurora City Park, 21081 Main St., rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair, blank or some snacks. Website: https://www.auroracolonydays.com/concert-line-up.

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Adult Book Discussion — 1 p.m. July 18. (Adults). Gather to discuss the alt history cult-classic, The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick at the Mount Angel Library. Copies available at the Circulation Desk.

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Mixed Media Workshop — 1-3 p.m. July 18. Stretch your creativity and art skills to new levels in mixed media workshops with award winning artist, Linda Chatfield at the Woodburn Art Center. Workshop cost $20, focusing on botanicals this week. Other summer sessions include: August 1-Botanicals; August 15-Plein Aire Painting (experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape!)

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Love INC Golf Tournament — 7:30 a.m. July 18. Love INC of north Marion County will host its third annual golf tournament fundraiser at the OGA Golf Course in Woodburn. Registration is $100 per person or $350 for a four-person team. The 18-hole scramble begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. For sponsorship opportunities or registration, visit www.loveincnmc.org/golf-tournament or call Nancy at 503-951-0658 or Rosetta at 503-989-5312.

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Friday Movie: Dumbo — 1 p.m. July 19. (All Ages). Escape the heat and watch this live-action new release on the big screen with hot popcorn & lemonade at the Mount Angel Library.

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Oil Painting Classes — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 20. Judy Stubb, certified Bob Ross instructor, will be your oil painting guide/instructor during scheduled oil painting sessions at the Woodburn Art Center. Judy will lead experienced and inexperienced artists to complete an oil painting called "Crater Lake." The cost of $60 includes all instruction and supplies. Bring lunch or a snack. Other summer sessions include: August 2-"Gladiolas," August 17- "After the Rain."

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Basic Calligraphy — 1 p.m. July 20. (Teens & Adults). Learn the basics in just an hour at the Mount Angel Library! All supplies provided. Due to limited space, registration is required. Call 503.845.6401 to register.

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Astronaut Boot Camp — 3:30 p.m. July 23. (Ages 6-12). Find out what it takes to become an astronaut at the Mount Angel Library with a variety of activities and an astronaut snack!

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Music in the Park — 6 p.m. July 24. Come enjoy the hit varieties of The Big Time at the Woodburn Public Library Park. Food will be for sale starting at 6 p.m., followed by music at 6:30 p.m.

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Aurora Concerts in the Park — 7-9 p.m. July 24. Violinist Annie Staninec and Friends perform in the third show of Aurora's free summer music series leading up to the 30th anniversary of Aurora Colony Days. The concert will be held at the amphitheater of Aurora City Park, 21081 Main St., rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair, blank or some snacks. Website: https://www.auroracolonydays.com/concert-line-up.

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Cosmic Crafts — 1 p.m. July 25. Create some fun crafts and learn about outer space at the Mount Angel Library.

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Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience — 12-4 p.m. July 26. (Adults & Teens—13+ years). Experience this historic event at the Mount Angel Library through the eyes of those who lived it in this virtual reality experience. Take control of the lunar module for docking, landing and the moon walk. Signed release must be on record. 20-minute slots available. Phone: 503-845-6401

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Bob Ross Painting Party — 12 p.m. July 27. (Teens & Adults). Follow along with a NEW Bob Ross video session at the Mount Angel Library. Practice Bob's techniques in your own happy little painting. All materials provided. Due to limited space, registration is required. Phone: 503-845-6401

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Music in the Park — 6 p.m. July 31. Come enjoy blues rock courtesy of JT Wise Band at the Woodburn Public Library Park. Food will be for sale starting at 6 p.m., followed by music at 6:30 p.m.

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Aurora Concerts in the Park — 7-9 p.m. July 31. Check out the Ben Rice Blues Band in the penultimate performance of Aurora's free summer music series leading up to the 30th anniversary of Aurora Colony Days. The concert will be held at the amphitheater of Aurora City Park, 21081 Main St., rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair, blank or some snacks. Website: https://www.auroracolonydays.com/concert-line-up.

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Mixed Media Workshop — 1-3 p.m. Aug. 1. Stretch your creativity and art skills to new levels in mixed media workshops with award winning artist, Linda Chatfield at the Woodburn Art Center. Workshop cost $20, focusing on botanicals this week. Other summer sessions include: August 15-Plein Aire Painting (experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape!)

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Oil Painting Classes — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 2. Judy Stubb, certified Bob Ross instructor, will be your oil painting guide/instructor during scheduled oil painting sessions at the Woodburn Art Center. Judy will lead experienced and inexperienced artists to complete an oil painting called "Gladiolas." The cost of $60 includes all instruction and supplies. Bring lunch or a snack. Other summer sessions include: August 17- "After the Rain."

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PEO 3rd Annual Mad-Cap Golf Fling — Aug. 3. Support scholarships by playing in a best ball scramble tournament at the historic Woodburn Golf Course (circa 1924) — fun games, costumes (optional). Register to play (or sponsor) — individual players $50; foursome $125. TO register, send name, contact information and payment to Susan Buck, 21333 French Prairie Rd. NE, St. Paul, OR 97137. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Make a Tote Bag! — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 3. Back by popular demand, this class on at the Woodburn Art Center with instructor Judy Stubb will provide you the opportunity to make an artistic tote bag useful as a purse or carry-all. You'll sew the bag using an original oil painting and materials provided by the instructor and leave with a beautiful, unique tote you will enjoy for years to come. The class fee of $25 includes all instruction and materials. Basic machine sewing skills are helpful. Bring lunch or a snack.

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LEaRN Oregon Golf Tournament — 8 a.m. Aug. 4. The Latino Educational and Recreational Network will host the 8th Annual Oregon Golf Tournament at Evergreen Golf Course in Mount Angel. The event is an 18-hole best ball contest, which includes a power cart, barbecue lunch, raffle prizes and more. Team fee is $240 for four players. Website: https://www.learnetwork.org/golf-tournament.

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National Night Out — Aug. 6. The 36th annual National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

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Watercolor Wednesdays — 1-3 p.m. Aug. 7. Join this continuing class at the Woodburn Art Center with artist/ instructor, Beth Harrison, designed for watercolor painters of all levels. The class meets first and third Wednesday with instruction for beginners, advice for the more experienced and an encouraging supportive atmosphere for all. The cost is $20 per class. Preregistration for the month is required. If you have supplies, bring them or purchase in Paint Box Store.

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Music in the Park — 6 p.m. Aug. 7. Come enjoy party rock by The Hereafters at the Woodburn Public Library Park. Food will be for sale starting at 6 p.m., followed by music at 6:30 p.m.

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Aurora Colony Days — Aug. 9-10. The 30th anniversary of Aurora Colony Days kicks off Friday from 5-11 p.m. at the family friendly beer garden at the museum located in front of the Old Aurora Colony Museum. Live music from 7-10 p.m. On Saturday, festivities begin with a 7 a.m. pancake breakfast, followed by a 5k, market in the park, downtown sidewalk sale, Aurora Colony Parade, museum exhibits, car show and celebration at the park. Website: https://www.auroracolonydays.com.

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Aurora Concerts in the Park — 7-9 p.m. Aug. 10. The final show of Aurora's free summer music series features Northwest party cover band Hit Factory. The concert will be held at the amphitheater of Aurora City Park, 21081 Main St., rain or shine. Bring a lawn chair, blank or some snacks. Website: https://www.auroracolonydays.com/concert-line-up.

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Felting Classes — 1-3 p.m. Aug. 14. All levels are welcome to join Pamela Miller at the Woodburn Art Center in this two-hour felting workshop, during which you will make a Wet Felted bangle bracelet. Class fee is $15 for instruction with a materials fee to instructor.

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Music in the Park — 6 p.m. Aug. 14. Come enjoy guitar rock by Beth Willis Band at the Woodburn Public Library Park. Food will be for sale starting at 6 p.m., followed by music at 6:30 p.m.

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Mixed Media Workshop — 1-3 p.m. Aug. 15. Stretch your creativity and art skills to new levels in mixed media workshops with award winning artist, Linda Chatfield at the Woodburn Art Center. Workshop cost $20, focusing on Plein Aire Painting (experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape!) this week.

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Oil Painting Classes — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 17. Judy Stubb, certified Bob Ross instructor, will be your oil painting guide/instructor during scheduled oil painting sessions at the Woodburn Art Center. Judy will lead experienced and inexperienced artists to complete an oil painting called "After the Rain." The cost of $60 includes all instruction and supplies. Bring lunch or a snack.

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Music in the Park — 6 p.m. Aug. 21. Come enjoy country music by Carrie Cunningham at the Woodburn Public Library Park. Food will be for sale starting at 6 p.m., followed by music at 6:30 p.m.

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Watercolor Wednesdays — 1-3 p.m. Aug. 21. Join this continuing class at the Woodburn Art Center with artist/ instructor, Beth Harrison, designed for watercolor painters of all levels. The class meets first and third Wednesday with instruction for beginners, advice for the more experienced and an encouraging supportive atmosphere for all. The cost is $20 per class. Preregistration for the month is required. If you have supplies, bring them or purchase in Paint Box Store.

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Wise Words and Wine — 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Be uplifted as inspiring speakers share hope — "What's Your Story" — an evening of great women sharing their stories, tasting wine, winning raffle prizes and bidding on silent auction items at Lady Hill Winery, across from Champoeg State Park (8400 Champoeg Rd. NE, St. Paul, OR 97137). $20 donation includes refreshments, wine taste, one raffle ticket, treats.


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