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Check out the calendar of events of events, classes and activities coming up in the area

Special Events

Butteville Store Dinner and Live Music 6 p.m. June 30. "Melissa Ruth" her style is Doo-Wop Twang: a little bit country, a little bit blue, a little bit rock, and a whole lotta soul. Dinner and dessert costs $25. Wine and beer is for sale. Music starts at 7 p.m. Limited reservations call 503-678-1605. The Butteville Store is at 10767 Butte St., Butteville. For more of the live music schedule, visit www.butteville.org.

Woodburn Area Relay for Life June 30. The American Cancer Society "Scavenger Hunt for the Cure" will include four-person teams who will follow clues to area sponsors and sites, gaining points for valuable prizes. The event will also feature a Taste of Relay style dinner and survivor lap at Legacy Woodburn Health Center. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 971-216-1249.

Willamette Ballet Performance 7 p.m. June 30. "Spring into Ballet," from the Willamette Ballet Academy. At Woodburn High School's Auditorium, tickets are $10, available at the door. For more information call 503-982-5053. Performers represent Woodburn, Aurora, Canby, Silverton, Gervais, Salem, St. Paul, Wilsonville and Mount Angel.

Mount Angel Fourth of July11 a.m. July 4. Parade begins at JFK High School at 11 a.m. The parade route follows Marquam to Birch to Taylor to Garfield, disbanding on the south end of Garfield. Fireworks will follow in the evening around 10 p.m., and they will be displayed over the athletic fields between the high school and middle school. The Marion County Citizens Band will be back by popular demand.

Gervais Fourth of July CelebrationNoon July 4. Starting with a parade at noon, followed by the festival and concludes with fireworks at dusk. The festival will have kid's games section, food vendors, arts and crafts, and the bands from the parade and high energy DJ, Doc Titus in downtown Gervais.

Woodburn's Fourth of July Celebration5:30 p.m. July 4. Celebrate Independence Day at Woodburn's Centennial Park, 900 Parr Road. Enjoy a night of family activities, musical entertainment, great food and fireworks.

Show and Shine Car Show10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8. Free admission, open to the public. The KISN GOOD GUYS street band will have '50s and '60s music all day. A $15 entry fee for car entries qualifies entrants for awards, goodie bags and door prizes. Entry setup starts at 7 a.m. with coffee and donuts. Registration and information is available at showandshinewoodburnestatesgolf.com. The event is at Woodburn Estates & Golf parking lot, 1776 Country Club Road.

Woodburn Music in the Park6:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting July 10. Celtic rock music will be performed by St. James Gate on July 10 outside at the Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield St., plan to picnic. There will be food for sale at 6 p.m.

Summer Concert at the Estates3 p.m. July 22 and Aug. 12. July 22 features "50 Songs by Ray Hanna." Ray takes a nostalgic walk down memory lane telling stories and performing hit music from the 1930s to the present. Aug. 12, "Kathy Boyd and Phoenix Rising" will perform the best of bluegrass in a program of original country "mountain" music. There is no fee, but donations will be accepted. All concerts are at the Senior Estates, 1776 Country Club Road, Woodburn.

Fiesta MexicanaNoon to 11 p.m. Aug. 3 (Free Admission), 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 4 ($5 after 5 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 5 ($5 after 5 p.m.). An Oregon Heritage Tradition, the Fiesta is celebrating 55 years of Hispanic culture in Woodburn, including authentic food, crafts, parade in downtown Woodburn (at 11 a.m. on Aug. 4), carnival, soccer tournament, live music, dancing, and family entertainment. Located at Legion Park in Woodburn.

Class reunions

Woodburn High School 40 Year Reunion — 6 p.m. July 21. The class of 1978 will have its 40th reunion dinner at the Corner Loft, 589 N. Front St., in Woodburn. For more information and reservations, contact Kent Miller at 503-477-2266 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Woodburn High School 50 Year Reunion — 4 p.m. Sept. 8. The class of 1968 will hold its 50th reunion for an evening of food and fun. The location will be at French Prairie Gardens, 17673 French Prairie Road, in St. Paul. Email Marsha Wadsworth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bonnie (Gurley) McGregor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Trips & Tours

DOWNTOWN MCMINNVILLE11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12. Enjoy lunch at Golden Valley Brewery then explore downtown McMinnville. McMinnville was voted one of the top five greatest streets in America, with great places to do shopping, and have dessert on main street. Cost is $18 for transportation, lunch is on your own. Deadline for reservations is July 2. Call 503-982-5239 or visit www.ci.woodburn.or.us.

Landmarks of the Gorge Cruise — 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22. Cruise on the "Historic Columbia River Scenic Waterway" on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler, Cascade Locks. Glide past such natural and historic landmarks as Multnomah Falls, Beacon Rock, Bonneville Locks and Dam, and many others. Register by Aug. 6. Cost is $85 and includes transportation, 5-hour cruise with a Captain's narration, continental breakfast, lunch buffet, dessert, hot tea/coffee, and gratuity. Other items available for purchase on board. To register or for more information call 503-982-5239 or visit www.ci.woodburn.or.us.

Benefit

HANGING BASKET FUNDRAISER Through June. Thelma's Place, a respite and resource center for people and their families living with dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, is doing a fundraiser by offering 12-inch hanging baskets. With your help and each basket sold we can continue to offer families a much-needed break from caregiving. Stop by 352 N.W. Second Ave., Canby, or call Ellen at 503-266-5100. Baskets are $30 each.

American Legion Fundraiser 5 to 8 p.m. July 12. The Aurora American Legion Auxiliary Unit 110, is holding a fundraiser at Carl's Jr. in Woodburn. All monies raised from this will go to support the many projects for veterans. Help and give back to those who served.

Wise Words & Wine with Women of Hope 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 17. Spend an evening with influential women in agriculture. Author Charlotte Smith and blogger Brenda Frketich will be sharing their thoughts in support of scholarships for women's education. This is a fundraiser for Chapter J, Woodburn, of P.E.O. International. The funds raised will be given to local graduating women from Woodburn, St. Paul or North Marion high schools. Silent auction, raffle and wine tasting included in price of $20 (in advance or at the door). For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Location is at Lady Hill Winery, 8400 Champoeg Road, St. Paul (across from Champoeg Park).

Second Annual Mad Cap Golf Tournament8 a.m. Aug. 11. In this unusual golf tournament handicaps are out, and madcap games are in with a shotgun start at 8:45. This is a fundraiser for Chapter J, Woodburn, of P.E.O. International. The funds raised will be given to local graduating women from Woodburn, St. Paul or North Marion High Schools. Cost for individual is $40 and for a foursome $125. Contact Susan Buck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Classes

Paint First…Just Roses — 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 30. In celebration of the Portland Rose Festival, join watercolorist and mixed media artist Sharla Sevy. Participants should bring palette, brushes, watercolor paper and a rigid surface to which the watercolor will be adhered. All levels welcomed. Bring lunch or a snack. For more information contact Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road, at 503-982-6450 or www.woodburnartcenter.com.

Oil Painting Classes 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13 & 21. Join instructor Judy Stubb, a certified Bob Ross instructor, to create an oil painting, "Dolphin with Calf" on July 13 and "Letty's Angel" on July 21. For experienced and inexperienced oil painters. The cost is $60 and includes instruction and all supplies. Bring lunch or a snack. For more information contact Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road, at 503-982-6450 or www.woodburnartcenter.com.

Watercolor Class9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 28. All levels are welcome in this class led by watercolorist and mixed media artist, Sharla Sevy. The painting is Field of Flowers: "Dahlias." Participants should bring two "11x14" sheets of 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper "stretched." Fee for the class is $60. Bring a lunch or snack. For more information contact Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road, at 503-982-6450 or www.woodburnartcenter.com.

For Youth

Comedy and Magic Show1 to 2 p.m. June 28. Alex Zerbe, "The Zaniac" is a Master of Physical comedy, juggling and magic. Alex has appeared on three national tv shows, performed in 14 countries, and has sung in over 12,000 shows. Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield St. 503-982-5252.

Fourth of July Celebration7 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4. Woodburn Aquatic Center will have organized games for kids from noon to 3 p.m. Noodle races, penny toss, watermelon water polo and more. Woodburn Aquatic Center, 190 Oak St. 503-981-7946.

Mermaid, Merman & Aquatic Creatures DayNoon to 2 p.m. July 9. Fun costume day, any swimmer dressed up as a mermaid, merman or aquatic creature can swim at no charge if you come in between noon and 2 p.m. The top costume will receive a fun prize. Woodburn Aquatic Center, 190 Oak St. 503-981-7946.

Summer Fishing Camp9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9-13. Each morning you will learn new fishing techniques and tools including fly-fishing, fish traps, primitive fishing techniques, cleaning the fish you catch and understanding fishing gear, knots and lures/bait. Ages 8-13. Call Coyle Outside for more information: 541-760-0774. www.coyleoutside.com. Register by June 25. Cost is $155 per child. Location will be at St. Louis Ponds.

Summer Kids Art ClasseS 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays July 10-Aug. 14. On Tuesdays only, Artist Richard Fenwick will teach art techniques with wet and dry media. Participants can be young artists age 7 through teens. The $75 fee includes all instruction, materials, and a snack. For more information contact Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road, at 503-982-6450 or www.woodburnartcenter.com.

Mommy/Daddy & Me Soccer 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. July 12-Aug. 10. (Fridays only). Ages 2-3 1/2 years. Introduce yourself and your toddler to Soccer. You and your child will participate in fun age appropriate activities, your child will be developing their large motor skills and socialization skills. Cost is $48 per child, includes jersey. At Centennial Park. Contact Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266. Register at www.kidzlovesoccer.com.

Pre-Soccer — 4:30-5:05 p.m. and Tot Soccer at 5:05-5:35. July 13-Aug. 10 (Fridays only). Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years. Teaches the basic techniques of the game and builds self-esteem through participation and fun soccer activities. Children learn to follow instructions in a nurturing, age appropriate environment. Shin guards are required after the first meeting. Cost is $48 per child, includes jersey. At Centennial Park. Contact Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266. Register at www.kidzlovesoccer.com

Soccer 1: Technique & Teamwork — 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. July 13-Aug. 10 (Fridays only). Ages 5-7 years. Players will learn dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, age-specific defense, etc. Fun shill games are played at every session. Small-sided soccer matches will be introduced gradually. Shin guards are required after the first meeting. Cost is $48 per child, includes jersey. At Centennial Park. Contact Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266. Register at www.kidzlovesoccer.com.

Zombie Wilderness Survival Camp 9 a.m. to noon July 16-19. Kids learn to survive the zombie apocalypse with fun skills in this new, outdoor summer camp. For students going into fourth through eighth grade. Students will learn the art of outdoor survival, from making a fire to camouflage to building invisible shelters. Cost is $30 per child, includes T-shirt. Register by July 2. Woodburn Recreation and Parks, 503-982-5266.

Youth Basketball Camp9 a.m. to noon July 16 to July 20. Camp for kindergarten - 8th grades. This is a skill development camp with an emphasis on fundamentals and having fun playing the game of basketball. Cost: $30 per child, includes t-shirt. Location to play will be at Heritage and Valor gyms. Register by June 25 at Woodburn Recreation and Parks, 503-982-5266.

Summer Lego Robotic Camps — These July Lego Camps are great summer learning by using hands on problem solving and imagination. Intro STEM Camp (Ages 5-7): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16-20. STEM Challenge (Age 8-11): 2 to 5 p.m. July 16-20. Girl Powered Engineering (Ages 6-10): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3. Nijaneering (Ages 6-10): 2 to 5 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3. Call Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266. Cost is $85 per child per camp. At the Woodburn Library, 280 Garfield St.

Creative Clay Camp #21 to 3 p.m. July 18, 19, and 20. Learn to a make a custom cereal bowl. Ceramic artist Ellen Weinert will teach kids to make a large cereal bowl and embellish it with superheroes, flowers or whatever you can imagine during this 3-day camp. Price for all instruction is $30 with a $10 fee for supplies. Students ages 7 and up are welcome. At the Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road 503-982-6450. Website: www.woodburnartcenter.com.

Make a Splash Day Camp9 a.m. to noon July 23-27. An adventure full of learning, and fun in the swimming pool. Spend the week with water games, arts & crafts, story time in the water and more. Ages 4-9 years old. Cost is $35 per swimmer. At the Woodburn Aquatic Center, 190 Oak St. Call for more information 503-981-7946.

Cardboard Boat RacesNoon to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10. A new activity at the Aquatic Center. Participants will be given 90 minutes, 1 roll of duct tape and an unlimited amount of cardboard to build their boats. Then they will race their boats across the pool and finish with a boat float to see whose raft stays afloat the longest. Prizes for the top finisher and most creative design. Ages 12+. Please register early at the Woodburn Aquatic Center, 190 Oak St., or call 503-981-7946. Cost is $6.

Youth Cheer ProgramAug. 13 – Oct. 27. Non-competitive youth cheer program for kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade, with an emphasis on fun and skill development. The program will include learning the basic fundamentals of the sport with cheering at Woodburn Youth Football games on Saturdays. $55 per student, includes t-shirt. Register by July 30. For more information and to register call Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266.

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