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Gervais-North Marion staff basketball game, crafts at the Woodburn Public Library and Woodburn Kiwanis Casino Night

COURTESY PHOTO: JO WHEAT - The North Marion and Gervais staff basketball game will be held at Gervais High School on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go toward ASB activities for both schools.

THIS WEEK

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.

Gervais Senior Night Fundraiser — 4:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Swing by Gervais High School before or during Friday's home games against Kennedy for dinner and help raise proceeds that go toward the Class of 2020 All Night Party. Dinner is $6 and includes two slices of pizza, a salad and a beverage. Help raise additional funds by bringing any empty cans and bottles to help fill up the trailer.

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, black jack, craps, roulette, spin the wheel and Texas Hold'em. Tickets are $20 each and includes $500 of fun money. Prime rib dinner and drinks available for 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.

Woodburn Estates Chili Feed — 4-6 p.m. Feb. 1. Woodburn Estates & Golf will host a community-wide chili feed. Cost is $5 at the Estates Dining Hall. The following day, members and guests only are invited to the Estates auditorium for a Super Bowl Party & Potluck.

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.

Sign making with Kelly Long — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Long Bros. Building Supply will host an 18+ Paint-Your-Own-Valentine evening just in time for the holiday. All supplies are provided. Price is $35 per participant. Registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 27.

COMING UP

Woodburn State of the City Celebration — 6-7 p.m. Feb. 7. The city of Woodburn and Woodburn Proud will host a free event at the Metropolis Event Center in downtown Woodburn on Friday. Guests will be treated to light appetizers and socializing before Mayor Eric Swenson will conduct a presentation recognizing individuals and organizations who make Woodburn an amazing place to work, shop, play and live. Following the presentation, the celebration will continue with music and dancing. RSVP or send questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Metropolis is located at 347 N. Front St.

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.

Relay for Life Kick-Off — 4-7 p.m. Feb. 8. Let the games begin! Relay for Life of Mid Valley welcomes participants to kick off this year's Relay for Life event. The party will be held at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm at 33814 S. Meridian Rd. And features prizes, food, Luminaria, Olympic fun, photos activities and more. There will be win, beer and cider, as well as non-alcoholic beverages for purchase. For questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-710-5980.

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.

The 3rd Brigade Band — 7 p.m. Feb. 12. Celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday in style at the Woodburn Christian Church with the 13-piece Civil War-era brass band, performing the favorite songs and melodies of the time. The free concert will feature impressionist Steve Holgate as President Lincoln, and attendees are encouraged to dress in 19th century Civil War era attire! Woodburn Christian Church is located at 126 N. Workman Dr. For more information, contact Bill Coleman at 503 981 7547 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Education Seminar — 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Join motivational speaker, author and retired minister Ewart Brown for an evening of community education in the Cascade Room at Cascade Park Retirement Community, located at 950 N. Cascade Dr. in Woodburn. Cascade Park hosts a community education seminar on the second Thursday of each month.

Behaviors and the Individualized Education Program — 6-8 p.m. Feb. 13. Woodburn School District will host an educational seminar at Success High School on Thursday. The two-hour class will help parents learn about supports, strategies and success regarding child behavior, IEPs, assessment and support plans, school discipline rules and other tips and tools. For interpretation needs, please provide three business days' notice and call 503-786-6082. The event is free for family members and $25 for professionals and others needing a certificate. Childcare is provided by Woodburn School District. Register at factoregon.org. For questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-786-6082. Success High School is located at 1316 Meridian Drive in Woodburn.

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/.

Gervais FFA Alumni Auction — 5 p.m. Feb. 15. The Gervais High School FFA program is holding its annual social banquet and auction, which has helped raise money for its greenhouse and barn on the Gervais School District campus in years past. The event is catered by Wooden Nickel and held at the Mount Angel Convention Center, and costs $65 per ticket or $500 for a table of eight. For more information, to purchase tickets or to donate, contact Megan Dilson at 541-740-4428, Molly McCargar at 503-409-8954 or Amy Ferschweiler at 503-990-1414.

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 individual player. Food is included with cost of 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

Volksfest — Feb. 21-23. Mount Angel's preeminent winter celebration of German food and drink, Volksfest returns for another year of music, dancing, games and fun. The event runs from 10 a.m.-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. Volksfest is held at the Mt. Angel Festhalle (500 Wilco Hwy. NE). Guests 21-and-under are free if accompanied by an adult. Guests 21 and over are $5. The event will feature 10 different varieties of German sausage courtesy of Mt. Angel Sausage Company and Ebner's Custom Meats, along with a host of artisan vendors from the region. Live music will be held throughout the event, and Kindergarten activities are available for little ones. For more information and a full event schedule, go to www.mtangelvolksvest.com.

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.

Alzheimer's Educational Program — 2-3 p.m. Feb. 26. Heartwood Place Memory Care in Woodburn is hosting a free community program on Wednesday courtesy of the Alzheimer's Association's Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapters. The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Attend this training to learn the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease. We'll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer's in America. Hear from people who have the disease and find out how to recognize the signs in yourself and others. To learn more or register, please call 1-800-272-3900. Heartwood Place is located at 2325 N. Boones Ferry Road.

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.

District 63 Firefighters Bingo — 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 7. Join the District 63 firefighters at the Donald Fire Station for their 46th annual Bingo Night fundraiser. Not only are there a lot Bingo games and great prizes, but the best part is the proceeds go to the Wayne Yoder Memorial Scholarship Fund and towards our community events. We enjoy putting on events that bring the community together and help out future generations.

Dinner will be served at 4:30-6:30 pm, unless sold out earlier. Bingo games will start at 6:30 p.m. There will be raffle prizes, door prizes, and cash for bingo game winners. Pie and Ice cream will be served throughout the night for $4. Bingo games will cost $0.50 per game, and an additional $0.50 for each extra card.

Invite your friends, family, and neighbors as we come together for a fun night. We greatly appreciate your support and your commitment to our community. If you have any questions or would like to donate to this event please contact us at 503-678-5966.

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.

Jane Austen Tea & Faire — April 25-26. Spend a delightful spring weekend in celebration of our beloved author and her Regency World. Attend one of the four Regency tea seatings, browse the Faire vendors, promenade, enjoy demonstrations, displays and readings, have your picture and join us for an elegant Regency Ball in support of the Jane Austen Literary Foundation. Featuring special guest, Sophie Lizzie Andrews, author of "Be More Jane" and the "Laughing with Lizzie" blog, as well as a founding member of the Jane Austen Pineapple Appreciation Society. Located at the American Legion Veterans Hall, 21510 Main Street 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.

Flavor de Futbol Tournament— July 10-12. Woodburn's giant youth soccer tournament celebration returns for its second year, welcoming dozens of teams and hundreds of players across multiple boys and girls age groups during the second weekend in July. The event is held primarily at Woodburn High School, with addition games held at soccer fields around Woodburn. Music, food vendors and prizes will be available throughout the event. For more information or to register a team, go to https://flavordefutbol.com/.

ONGOING

Free Tax Prep — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb 4 to April 9. It's tax season, and once again we are partnering with AARP Tax Aide! They will be taking appointments to help prepare taxes for free between February 4 and April 9, 2020.

To schedule an appointment, please call them directly at (503) 980-8704 Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.


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