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Woodburn Chili Cook-Off, WHS Campus Pantry Community Night and other events in the region in the coming weeks

PMG FILE PHOTO - The Fifth Annual Woodburn Chili Cook-Off returns on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Hoodview Church of God. Proceeds from the event will be divided between Love INC and the AWARE Food Bank.

THIS WEEK

Woodburn High School Campus Pantry Community Night — 4:30-6 p.m. Jan. 22. Students and family members are invited to drop by Woodburn High School after school for clothing, hygiene items and shoes. For questions or if you'd like to donate, contact Randi Garcia-Cruz at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Why stress is killing us and how we can manage it — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Join Woodburn Dr. Dan Miller and Northwood Health Center at the Woodburn Fire Station on Wednesday to learn how the modern lifestyle affects health and simple life hacks to get well and stay well naturally. Free admission.

Chili Cook Off — 1-2:30 p.m. Jan. 25. The fifth annual Chili Cook Off challenge featuring police and fire first responders going head-to-head in who is crowned chili royalty of 2020 is scheduled for Saturday at Hoodview Church of God. Admission for the event is $5 or a maximum of $25 for families, and includes chili, cornbread, dessert and a beverage. The event is presented by French Prairie Kiwanis, and proceeds to go to benefit the Aware Food Bank and Love INC of northern Marion County. Hoodview Church of God is located at 1530 Mt. Hood Ave.

COMING UP

Gervais-North Marion Staff Basketball Game — 7 p.m. Jan. 30. The staff members of the North Marion and Gervais school districts will once again duke it out on the basketball court in a rematch of last year's inaugural game won by the Huskies. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for students and kids. This year's game will take place at Gervais High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Monster Making Crafts — 2-3 p.m. Jan. 31. Join the Woodburn Public Library for a craft day, where guests will be making a number of types of monsters.

Greg Blake & Real Country — 6 p.m. Jan. 31. The Butteville General Store is hosting five-time SPBGMA Guitarist of the Year Greg Blake on Friday in a mix of classic country and traditional music. Cover charge is $20 per person. Food and drinks available at extra charge. Call 503-678-1605 for reservations.

Woodburn Kiwanis Casino Night — 5:30-10 p.m. Feb. 1. Woodburn Kiwanis Casino Night returns for 2020 at the Eagles Club. The event includes casino games such as 3-card poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, spin the wheel and Texas Hold'em. Tickets are $20 each and includes $500 of fun money. Prime rib dinner and drinks are available for an additional cost. Proceeds from the event go to a number of events, such as high school Key Club, scholarships, Cub Scout pack 624, school supplies for fifth graders, parks and rec and more. For more information or tickets, contact Gina Audritsh at 503-951-2344 or pick up tickets at Yes Graphics in downtown Woodburn.

Habitat Home Ownership Class — 6-7 p.m. Feb. 4. Attend this free class to learn how you can qualify for a Habitat for Humanity home ownership program and what to expect during the application process. RSVP by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-845-2164. The class is located at 1247 E. Lincoln St. In Woodburn.

LEGO Pop-up Creator — 2-3 p.m. Feb. 8. Drop by the Woodburn Public Library on Saturday to meet Grant Davis, an engineering student at George Fox who is the co-creator of the commercially available LEGO pop-up book featuring scenes from the fairy tales Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. Come hear Grant's story, ask questions and see his creations!

Valentine's Ball — 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Melt the chilly winter weather at the Valentine's Ball on Saturday at the Woodburn Estates & Golf Auditorium, located at 1776 Country Club Rd.

The event is headlined by Taska & the Party Band. A $10 cover charge at the door allows you to enjoy the dancing, a chance to win a door prize, and indulge in an assortment of snacks and desserts provided by Cascade Park Retirement Community.

We proudly offer an assortment of imported and domestic beers, and wine by the glass for a nominal fee, or bring your favorite wine and we'll gladly cork it for you. Reserve a table of four or more by calling JoAnn at 503 989-8590.

Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 12. This museum's main gallery features rotating exhibitions of a nation and international statue. Three core exhibits anchor the museum: Discrimination and Resistance, An Oregon Primer; The Holocaust, An Oregon Perspective; and Oregon Jewish Stories. We will eat lunch at the museum's Lefty's Café, which offers traditional Jewish deli sandwiches, salads, and pastries sourced from local artisans and farmers. Museum admission: $8 for adults; $5 for seniors. Weather permitting, we will visit the Oregon Holocaust Memorial after the museum. $15 for transportation only; admission & lunch will be on your own. Registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 3. To register go to: www.woodburn-or.gov/recreation/page/upcoming-trips-tours.

Daddy Daughter Dance — 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 14. Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Metropolis event center in downtown Woodburn. Tickets are $50 per father and daughter, and $20 for additional children, and includes a Disney-themed event that features dinner, dessert, face painting, dancing, games and more. Register for the event at https://woodburn.activityreg.com/.

North Marion PTO Fundraiser — 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Panda Express in Canby is donating a portion of sales to the North Marion Parent-Teacher Organization. This is a great way to get out of cooking dinner and socialize with other North Marion community members. Panda Express is located at 1020 SW 1st Ave.

WACC Bowling Tournament — 6-9 p.m. Feb. 20. The Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a 12-team bowling tournament at Woodburn Bowl on Thursday. Cost is $60 per team of four, or $15 for each player. Food is included with cost of the competition. Sponsorship opportunities are available for $100. If you have any raffle prizes that you would like to donate, please contact John at the Chamber office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-982-8221

North Marion Bingo Fundraiser — 7 p.m. Feb. 22. The North Marion Parent-Teacher Organization will host an 18+ bingo night at the Hubbard Fire Station on Saturday. The event features a silent auction, raffles, prizes, desserts and, of course, bingo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Hubbard Fire Station is located at 3161 2nd Street.

NMYA Blazer Game — 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Come join fellow North Marion Youth Athletics supporters as the Trail Blazers take on the Boston Celtics. With each ticket purchased, a portion will be donated back to North Marion Youth Athletics. All participants will receive special savings and the opportunity to enter the arena 30 minutes early to watch warm-ups. Members of the Little Dribblers will be standing with Blazer players during the national anthem. Order deadline is Friday, Jan. 24. Tickets can be purchased at groups.trailblazers.com/nmya.

Dr. Seuss Day — 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 2. The Woodburn Public Library is celebrating the 99th birthday of Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel. This all-ages event will include cookies and activities.

Castletown concert at Butteville Store — 6-8 p.m. March 7. Fiddler Heidi Beth Sadler and guitarist Robert Richter comprise the Castletown duo, kicking off their March schedule at the Butteville Store in Aurora on Saturday. Sadler and Richter are promoting their latest CD "Traditions", a collection of 15 songs both original and traditional celebrating the spirit of Celtic and Americana music.

Distinguished Service Alma Awards — 5-8 p.m. March 13. The Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce will honor the 2020 winners of the Distinguished Service Alma Awards. The awards are a great way to recognize the individuals in the community who are active and give back. The event will be held at the Metropolis Marketplace and Event Venue in downtown Woodburn. Tickets can be purchased for $40 each prior to March 1 at https://woodburnchamber.org/.

North Marion All Schools Auction — 5 p.m. March 14. The 13th annual fundraiser has distributed more than $300,000 since its inception in 2008 and continues for another year. Join community members at Legacy Health in Woodburn for a silent auction, dinner, live auction and desserts. Tickets are $40 each or $280 for a table of eight and are available at https://nmauction.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/NorthMarionSchools2020Auction.

Portland Japanese Garden and Lunch — 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 18. The Garden is a living 'classroom' that offers tremendous opportunities for experiential learning to all who enter its gates. The lessons of the Portland Japanese Garden are many and varied; not only does it speak about the way trees grow and how moss forms on stone, but also how the lives and culture of the people who designed and nurtured this enduring art form. Lunch at Izumi Japanese Steakhouse after. Garden admission: $18.95 for adults; $16.25 for seniors. $15 for transportation only; admission & lunch will be on your own. Registration deadline is Monday, March 9. To register go to www.woodburn-or.gov/recreation/page/upcoming-trips-tours.

30th Oregon Latino Basketball Tournament — March 21, 27-29. The biggest Latino basketball tournament in the state is back to celebrate its 30th anniversary. The 3-on-3 Youth Jam will be held Saturday, March 21, while the Victor Alvarado Legends and Latina Division tournaments will be held March 27-29. All games will be held at Willamette University. Registration and details available at www.learnetwork.org. All profits from the tournament go to benefit the Latino Educational and Recreational Network.

Me, Myself, and Us - Stefano Iaboni — 2-3 p.m. March 25. Family-friendly entertainer Stefano Iaboni will drop by the Woodburn Public Library for a 45-minute performance that includes magic, juggling, comedy and audience participation.

Aurora Colony Handspinners Guild Tea Party — 10 a.m. April 23. Drop by the Butteville General Store to see the handspinners in action. The Butteville store is located at 10767 Butte St. NE in Aurora.

Woodburn Bug In Campout — May 29-30. The Willamette VDub Club will host a gathering of Volkswagen Bugs at the Woodburn Dragstrip from Friday, May 29 at 4 p.m. to Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m. Participants will be meeting at Snow Peak Coffee at 4 p.m. and cruising north at 4:30 p.m. me up to $500 from the 50/50 board. Sacred Heart Catholic School is located at 515 7th Street in Gervais.

ONGOING

Saturday Cinema — 2 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. Enjoy a family-friendly movie in the children's area of the Woodburn Public Library.

Infant Swimming Resource — Give your child the competence, confidence and skills of aquatic safety with Infant Swimming Resource's Self-Rescue program at Woodburn Aquatic Center. This is the safest provider of survival swimming lessons for ages 6 months to 6 years. Schedule private lessons with ISR instructor Crea McKeen by contacting Josh Udermann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-980-2418.

Woodburn Historical Museum — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. See the exhibits and peruse artifacts from our town's fascinating history. Admission is free. Visit the museum at 445 N. Front St. in downtown Woodburn. 503-982-9531.

Woodburn Art Center Open Studio — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. Open studio time is available to members and friends of the center who want a place to paint with others. No instructor is present, just time to paint, make new friends and share your creativity or work on projects you've wanted to begin or complete. The Woodburn Art Center is located at 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road. For more information call 503-982-6450.

Group Sing-Along — 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays. Beverlee Koutny and local music director Trudy Fowlkes will lead this informal sing-along group at the Woodburn Senior Center, 700 Cascade Drive. The senior center is located at the Woodburn United Methodist Church but is not affiliated with the church. Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities are free, but a member fee of at least $10 a year is encouraged.

Community Bingo — Community Bingo is held the last Friday of every month in the Garden Terrace at Cascade Park Retirement Community, 950 N. Cascade Drive, Woodburn. Bingo cards are 50 cents each. The Woodburn Senior Center also offers free bingo from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays. The senior center is at 700 N. Cascade Drive. For more information, call 503-981-0033 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bridge Tournament — 1-4:30 p.m. the third Saturday of each month, sign up by 3 p.m. the Friday before. Join the free bridge tournament, bring a partner or go alone at Cascade Park Retirement Community, 950 N. Cascade Drive, Woodburn. For more information, call 503-981-0033 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Woodburn Garden Club — 1 p.m. The first Tuesday of each month. New location: At the Blue Room at Woodburn Estates, 1776 Country Club Road. A workshop format will be followed with a Master Gardener from Salem. There will be no dues, no membership and no officers. A volunteer will facilitate topics of interest. It will be a one-hour meeting, come and share ideas.

Tech Triage for Adults — 2-3 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. You can learn the basic features on your mobile devices (e-reader, tablet, laptop or phone). Bring your device with you to the class. This is in the conference room at Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield St. 503-982-5252 for more information.

French Prairie Lions Club — 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month. The club always welcomes new members who want to help make the community a better place to live. The meetings are at Christ Lutheran Church on Second Street, Aurora. For more information, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FCE Study Group — 11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of every month. The Woodburn Family and Consumer Education Study Group meets in the Woodburn PGE building.

Hearing Appointment and Hearing Aide Tests — The first and third Friday of each month. Hearing test appointments are available. They will help with your hearing aids at Cascade Park Retirement Community, 950 N. Cascade Drive, Woodburn. For more information or to schedule your appointment to test your hearing call Jim at 503-924-7433.

Teen Library Council — 3:30-4:30 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month. This group meets in the conference room at Woodburn Public Library. Help make decisions about teen programming for the library and participate in volunteer opportunities with children's programming. Call 503-982-5254 to get started.

Woodburn Infant/Toddler Playgroup — First Monday of each month. Join other parents with infants and toddlers for this fun playgroup at various locations around Woodburn. For more information, contact Jennifer Becerril, parent educator for Family Building Blocks, at 971-600-7684.

Pinochle Party Tournament — 1 p.m. the first Monday of each month. Attend this free event alone or with a partner. In the Willamette Lobby at Cascade Park Retirement Community, 950 N. Cascade Drive in Woodburn. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-981-0033.

Mount Angel City Council Regular Meeting — 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month. In the Mount Angel Community Meeting Room (in the Mount Angel Public Library), 290 E. Charles St. (Cleveland Street entrance). For more information, or an agenda, call 503-845-9291 or visit: ci.mt-angel.or.us.


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