Special events, classes and more happening in Woodburn and northern Marion County


Butteville Store Dinner and Live Music — 6 p.m. July 21. "Slipshod," will be performing on their dobro, banjo, guitar and mandolin creating bluegrass music. Dinner and dessert costs $25. Wine and beer is for sale. Music starts at 7 p.m. Limited space, so call 503-678-1605 for reservations. The Butteville Store is at 10767 Butte St., Butteville. For more of the live music schedule, visit

Summer Concerts at the Estates — 3 p.m. July 22, Aug. 12. In July 22's show "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. On 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 Woodburn Estates, 1776 Country Club Road, Woodburn.

Woodburn Music in the Park — 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays this summer. On July 24, the Big Time group will perform a hit variety of tunes. Performances are outside on the stage at the Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield St. Have a picnic or purchase food for sale at 6 p.m.

OSU Extension Service Community Open House — 4 to 7 p.m. July 25. The North Willamette Research and Extension Center will open its doors to the public and showcase its latest technology in farming and food production. This event is free, and the staff will be on hand with displays, demonstrations and explanations on their work with hazelnuts, berry crops, vegetable production, Christmas trees, nursery and greenhouse production, pest management, and small scale farming. Fresh farm veggies will be available for sale. At 15210 Miley Road, Aurora. For more information, visit

Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana — Aug. 3-5. An Oregon Heritage Tradition, the Fiesta is celebrating 55 years of Hispanic culture in Woodburn, including authentic food, crafts, and a parade in downtown Woodburn (at 11 a.m. Aug. 4), carnival, soccer tournament, live music, dancing and family entertainment. Located at Legion Park in Woodburn.


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., 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.


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

Occasion at the Octagon in Aurora — 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 25. The Board of Directors of the Aurora Colony Historical Society hosts its eighth annual fundraising dinner that provides support for the museum operations and programs. The dinner will feature Indian-style salmon staked over an open pit fire. There will be food, wine, microbrews, music, raffles and a live auction. Cost is $60 per person. Reserve your seats by Aug. 17. This will be held at the historic Octagon building off Highway 99E, behind the Colony Store at 21581 Main St. in Aurora. For more information call 503-678-5754.

North Marion Adult Center/Woodburn Senior Center — The senior center is in need of funding. Visit the GoFundMe page at Donations will help fund activities and future growth. Seniors enjoy weekly Wednesday lunches and free coffee, bingo and canasta, exercise and craft classes, visits from health providers and more. Walk-in donations are also accepted. Located at 700 N. Cascade Drive in Woodburn, the entrance is on the south side of the building.


Oil Painting Class — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21, Aug. 3, Aug. 18. Instructor Judy Stubb, a certified Bob Ross instructor, will lead experienced and inexperienced artist to complete an oil painting. The July 21 class will paint "Letty's Angel," Aug. 3 will be "Rowboat on the Beach" and Aug. 18 will be "Waterfall Wonder." The cost is $60 and includes instruction and all supplies. Bring lunch or a snack. Classes are at Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road. For more information, call 503-982-6450 or visit

Safe Medication Management in Older Adults — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 24. This class is designed to help anyone who cares for an aging Oregonian, to learn about safe medication use, pain management and medication reviews. This class is free at the Wellspring Conference Center in the Hawthorn Room, 1475 Mount Hood Ave., Woodburn. Visit to register.

Watercolor Class — 9:30 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 will be of a field of dahlias. Participants should bring two 11-by-14 sheets of 140lb cold press watercolor paper "stretched." Fee for the class is $60. Bring a lunch or snack. Class is at Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road. For more information, call 503-982-6450 or visit

Shotgun Skills Classes — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 18. Oregon Fish and Wildlife will host this workshop in Gervais at Mid-Valley Clays. The cost is $12 per participant, and is due when registering. Anyone under 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult. Register at or at with a license sales agent. For more information, call 503-947-6053.

Bird Nest on Aquabord — 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Sharla Sevy will instruct this six-hour painting workshop of a birds nest with eggs waiting to hatch onto an Aquabord. Step-by-step instructions will be provided. The cost is $60 with a $2.50 materials fee. Bring lunch or a snack. Class is at Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road. For more information, call 503-982-6450 or visit


MOUNT ANGEL SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM — 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 17. Monday through Friday, breakfast will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At St. Mary's Elementary School, 590 E. College St. in Mount Angel. All meals are served at no charge to those between 1 and 18 years of age.

Woodburn Summer Lunches — Noon to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Aug. 10. Lunches will be held at Legion Park (with Woodburn Recreation and Parks providing activities from 12:15 to 1 p.m.) Nuevo Amanacer (with Woodburn Afterschool Club providing activities after lunch) and Heritage/Valor (no activities). All meals will be provided free to all children 1 to 18 years old. Adult meals are $3.75.

Creative Clay Camp #2 — 1 to 3 p.m. July 18-20. 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 three-day camp. Price for all instruction is $30 with a $10 fee for supplies. Students ages 7 and up are welcome. Class is at Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road. For more information, call 503-982-6450 or visit

Make a Splash Day Camp — 9 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 and 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. For more information, call 503-981-7946.

Cardboard Boat Races — Noon to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 10. A new activity at the aquatic center. Participants will be given 90 minutes, one 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 and up. Register early at the Woodburn Aquatic Center, 190 Oak St., or call 503-981-7946. Cost is $6.

Youth Cheer Program — Nine-week program Aug. 13 – Oct. 27. Non-competitive youth cheer program for kids in Kindergarten through eighth 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. Cost is $55 per student, including a t-shirt. Register by July 30. For more information or to register, call Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266.

Neon Glow Splash Dance Party — 8-10:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Join in for an after hours electric neon swim party. Open to students ages 12-17. A night with neon glow bracelets, lights, games, pizza, music and more. This year will feature a live DJ. Cost is $10 per person (includes at least 2 slices of pizza). At the Woodburn Aquatic Center, 190 Oak Street. 503-981-7946.


Adult & Family Tennis Camp — Week of Aug. 20. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To register, cost and more information go to Location will be at Settlemier Park in Woodburn.


Ukulele Fans of Woodburn — 1:30 to 4 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month. Open to all levels of uke players. Bring your uke, daily ukulele music book, and music stand. This group meets in the multi-purpose room at the Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield St.


Friends of the Bungalow Theater — Looking to add board members. As a board member, you will be involved in aiding in the fundraising efforts and restoration of the Historical Bungalow Theater. If you love history and giving back to your community, this is the perfect group for you. If interested, contact Jesse Cuomo at 503-982-5266 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Caregivers Support Group — 6 to 7:30 p.m. fourth Wednesday of each month. The goal of the support is to impart practical tools and coping strategies to families living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer's or other dementias. The group setting is open to and not limited to topics that benefit the attendees. Refreshments will be provided. These support groups are at no charge. Respite care is available if needed. The group meets at Thelma's Place, 352 N.W. Second St., Canby. For more information call Ellen or Tracie at 503-266-5100.

Woodburn Meals on Wheels — Drivers are needed to deliver to the homebound clients Monday through Friday. Routes are generally 10 to 15 meals. Other areas of need are the preparation, packing and serving of the meals, as well as dishwashers. Call Beth for more information at 503-981-3470.

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