St. Paul blood drive — 1:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 6. The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Thursday at the St. Paul Fire Station community room, located at 233 Church Ave. The event is organized by St. Paul High School senior Destiny Smith. To schedule an appointment, contact Smith or an NHS member, or go to www.redcrossblood.org and use Sponsor Code: SPHSOregon.
Woodburn Theatre presents Roald Dahl's Matilda — 7 p.m. Feb. 7-8. The Woodburn High School Theatre & Music Departments present a musical based off the children's book Matilda, by Roald Dahl. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors or $7 for adults. The performance will be held at the Woodburn High School auditorium.
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.
AARP smart driver class — 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 10-11. Woodburn Estates & Golf will host a pair of AARP smart driver classes on Monday and Tuesday. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. To register or for more information, call 503-982-1776.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Players present Murder's in the Heir — March 13-14. The North Marion Players theatre troupe will host an interactive murder mystery comedy on Friday and Saturday. Nine of the actors must learn the lines as if they are the killer...but on show night, YOU, the audience, will decide 'whodunit'. Spotlight is on the senior actors, Paige, Will and James, who serve as assistant student directors and who have been together since day one on the North Marion stage.
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.
Alzheimer's Support — 2-3 p.m. March 25. The Alzheimer's Association is offering a free education program on Wednesday at Heartwood Place Memory Care, 2325 N. Boones Ferry Road, Woodburn. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. The program addresses the impact of Alzheimer's; the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer's Association resources. To learn more or register, call 1-800-272-3900.
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/.
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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