See events, classes and ways to get involved, among other things, in the coming weeks


Butteville Store Dinner and Live Music — 6 p.m. Aug 25. "Castletown," will be performing AmeriCeltic, fiddle music that is great to dance to. 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

Fiesta Party with Live Entertainment — 4 p.m. Aug. 30. At Country Meadows Village, 155 S. Evergreen Road in Woodburn. 503-982-2221.

First Friday at the Metropolis — 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 7. Live performances by Chauncy Gardner, The Bushman and EL Traviezo De Michoancan. Food and drink will be available to purchase. The Metropolis, 347 North Front Street in Woodburn.

Woodburn Community Celebration — 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month for free with music, dancing, Loteria/Bingo, and family activities. At the Downtown Plaza in Woodburn. For more information visit

Woodburn Triathlon — 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 16. Swim, Bike and Run. Starting at the Woodburn Aquatic Center, begin with a swim, then participants will cycle their way from the Aquatic Center down Parr Road, then finish with a short run. Event is open to everyone ages 6+. Additional information is available at or call 503-982-5288. Early registration deadline: Sept. 10, $20. Late registration deadline: Sept. 14, $35.

Mud, Sweat & Beers 5k Mud Run — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 22. At the Woodburn Shoe Tulip Farm, 33814 South Meridian Road. Run through multiple obstacles and afterwards party with your team at the Brewfest located at the finish line and enjoy music, beer, and great food. Start time: 11 a.m. (registration is at 9 a.m.). Cost is Team of 4 or more: $40 per person ($45 of race day), Individuals over 21: $45 per person ($50 pp on race day), Under 21: $40 per person ($45 pp on race day). Cost includes entry into the Brewfest for all age participants, also an official beer mug and 3 beer tasting tickets for 21 and over.

Trips and Tours

Portland Oregon Zoo – Senior Safari — 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Register by Sept. 10. This is a special event for visitors 65+ and a guest get free admission to the zoo. This will offer a free train and carousel rides, keeper talks, and visits to the elephants and the new sculpture garden. $15 includes transportation only, admission is Free for those 65+, those under 65 must pay their own admission (food and souvenirs are on your own). To register call 503-982-5239 or register online at

Class Reunions

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.


Blood Drive — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24. Mount Angel Fire District will be having a blood drive with the American Red Cross. They are urging individuals to give blood now and help end the emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. Mount Angel Fire District, 300 Monroe Street. For more information call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.

Concert for Migrant Families — 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. A concert to benefit separated migrant families. Performers will include Brian Kimmel, the Ayala Band, Daniel Colbert and Peter Bergel & Friends. Latino labor leader Ramon Ramirez will speak briefly. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or on Facebook at this link:


Line Dancing Class — 2 p.m. Aug. 29. At Country Meadows Village, 155 S. Evergreen Road in Woodburn. Call 503-982-2221.

Paint 'N Sip- 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5. Painting 101 with Judy Stubb. The cost is $40 per person and includes: canvas, paints, brushes, step by step instruction, a glass of wine or beer or non-alcoholic beverage. At the Metropolis in downtown Woodburn-sign up at the Hungry Lion or contact Judy Massaia at 503-413-0656.

Adult Recreation Craft Classes — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 2 through Oct. 23. Join the 4 classes, you will make a beautiful fall centerpiece, a wise old owl, lovely hanging sloths and a seasonal wreath that you can change out each month. Cost is $30 per participant, includes all 4 classes. Classes are at the Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield Street. Register by Sept. 25. For more information contact: Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266.

For Youth

Labor Day BBQ and Swim — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 3. At the Woodburn Aquatic Center, a fall BBQ, music, activities, games, and more. Cost is general admission, includes BBQ. Woodburn Aquatic Center, 190 Oak Street. Call for more information: 503-981-7946 or visit

Lego Robotics —1:30 to 4:30 p.m. 4 Sessions: Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8. A workshop using the LEGO building system. Explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and architecture. Cost is $25 per child/session. Registration due one week prior to class. At the Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield Street.

Ballet Basics — 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays; Sept. 12 – Oct. 17. Join this new dance class, ages 6-8. Learn the basic positions and ballet vocabulary, finish with a mini fall recital. Clothing needed: basic pink tights, pink leotard, and pink ballet slippers. Cost is $25 per child. Register by Sept. 5. To register call 503-982-5266 or register online at

Scene to Screen: YA book/Movie Club — 4:30 to 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Sept. 20: "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. Read the book, then watch the movie and discuss which was better. There will be fun conversation and snacks. This will be in the multipurpose room at the Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield St. 503-982-5252.

Youth Volleyball — Sept. 22 to Nov. 10. Grades 3-4 and 5-6. Non-competitive youth volleyball program with an emphasis on fun and skill development. Program will include learning the basic fundamentals of the sport with games on Saturdays held in Salem. Knee pads and tennis shoes required, fee includes t-shirt. Late registration deadline: Aug. 27, cost is $60 per child. For more information contact: Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266.

Mount Angel Lego Club — 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays. This Lego Club will be at the Mount Angel Library. The library is located at 290 E. Charles Street, Mount Angel. For more information, call 503-845-6401.

Kids Art Classes — 4 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday. Richard Fenwick teaches techniques with wet and dry media for young artists ages 7 and up. The $40 monthly fee includes all supplies. Space is limited. Woodburn Art Center is located at 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road. Call 503-982-6450 or visit

Faraway Fables — 4 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. This group meets in the children's area at Woodburn Public Library. Experience stories from faraway lands and then do a craft inspired by the story.

Lego Club — 4 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. This club meets in the Woodburn Public Library children's area. This is a chance for kids in grades 3 through 6 to show off their Lego building skills and engage in exciting challenges.

Library Science — 4 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. This group is open to children from second through fifth grade. Younger children are welcome with an adult. Attend this program in the Woodburn Public Library children's area and see what experiments are being cooked up.

Mount Angel Library story times — 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays is Family Storytime, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays is Toddler Storytime (infant to 3 years) followed by Indoor Playtime. The Mount Angel Library is located at 290 E. Charles St., Mount Angel. For more information, call 503-845-6401.

Settlemier Teen Center — The Boys & Girls Club of Woodburn offers a variety of positive activities, academic support and field trips for youth sixth grade to 12th grade. Membership is $5 per year. For more information please call 503-980-2428. The Boys & Girls Club is located at 400 S. Settlemier Avenue, Woodburn.

Teen Library Council — 3:30 to 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.

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.


Co-Ed Basketball Open Gym — 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 6-Nov. 1. Join in for "pick-up" style basketball in a non-competitive environment. At French Prairie Middle School. Cost is $35 for 9 weeks. $5 drop-in per session. Register by Sept. 5. For more information contact Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266.

Co-Ed Volleyball — 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 11–Oct. 30. Join the open gym time to play volleyball. This is non-competitive and is for anyone who wants to get together to scrimmage. At French Prairie Middle School. Cost is $30 for 8 weeks, $5 for drop in session. Register by Sept. 10. For more information call Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266.

Men's Basketball Fall League — Sept. 23 – Nov. 11. Recreational league with referees, games played on Sundays. Registration deadline: Sept. 10. $550/team. Registrations after Sept. 10: $600/team. Contact Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266.


Free Fishing Dates — Sept. 1-2, and Nov. 23-24. Oregon Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is offering free fishing weekends over the next several months. Oregon residents can enjoy fishing, crabbing, clamming without a license or tags. You can enjoy fishing for free anywhere in the state of Oregon. Fishing regulations and bag limits still apply. For more information visit this website:

Champoeg Living History: Fur Trappers Encampment — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15. Take a walk back through time. Champoeg is hosting furtrappers and their families. They trap beaver, see their tents, work stations, ask them questions and watch demonstrations of trapping, shooting, cooking and packing for the fur trade. Cost is $5 per vehicle parking fee or annual parking pass. Champoeg State Heritage Area, Riverside Day Use Area, in Donald.

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

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