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Special events, trips, classes and sports leagues are among the things happening in the coming weeks

SPECIAL EVENTS

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

Butteville Store Dinner and Live Music — 6 p.m. Sept. 1. "The Jamblers," will be performing a mix of Country, folk, bluegrass, classic rock, jazz and blend it together. 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. in Butteville. www.butteville.org.

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

Oktoberfest Kickoff Party — 7 p.m. Sept. 8. The band Die Original Donaumusikanten is coming all the way from Germany to help kick off the 53nd Annual Mount Angel Oktoberfest. Tickets include dinner and drinks (a half barbecue chicken, coleslaw, biscuit, corn on the cob, as well as beer, wine and Pepsi products). The cost is $30 (or $20 if you're on a pedal tractor team). Help kick off the event by being part of a six-person relay pedal tractor team. The race begins at 5:30 p.m. and starts at St. Mary's Public School. Pedal tractors are provided. The cost is $120 per team. Tickets for both are at Oktoberfest.org.

Oktoberfest — Sept. 13-16. Oktoberfest in Mount Angel is a celebration of the harvest with family fun, music, food and beer. This year's thing is "Giving back never tasted so good." The streets of downtown Mount Angel are closed to auto traffic and open to vendor booths, live music and dancing, a car show and more. Check out the venues, only three of which have a cover charge. Those under 21 don't pay a cover charge, but the Biergarten and Weingarten do have limited hours for those under 21. Check out the schedule for all four days at Oktoberfest.org.

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 www.woodburnparks.org.

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 www.swimwoodburn.com or call 503-982-5288. Early registration deadline: Sept. 10, $20. Late registration deadline: Sept. 14, $35.

TRIPS AND TOURS

Portland Oregon Zoo "Senior Safari" — 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18. This is a special event for visitors 65 plus 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 and up. 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 www.woodburnparks.org. Register by Sept. 10.

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.

BENEFIT

St. Paul Blood Drive — 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5. The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive at St. Paul Fire Hall, 4233 Church Ave. in St. Paul. For more information contact Carol at 503-633-4141 or Mary Ellen at 503-633-8341. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

CLASSES

Needle Felting Class — 1-3 p.m. Sept. 4. Pamela Miller will instruct all levels in the two-hour workshop. You will learn the basic dry felting techniques by creating a small felted flower from wool. Step by step guidance will be given along with demonstrations on the safe use of tools. Fee is $15 for instruction and $20 for the Workshop Kit. For safety reasons, tools cannot be shared. For more information contact: Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road. 503-982-6450.

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.

Oil Painting Class — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7. Judy Stubb, certified Bob Ross instructor, will lead the class for experienced and inexperienced artists to complete an oil painting called "Oregon's Glory." The cost is $60, includes all instruction and supplies. Bring a lunch or a snack. Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road. 503-982-6450.

Alcohol Ink Fun — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14. Make four decorative coasters using alcohol ink. It is fun and easy. Your art will be ready to take home at the end of the class. Class fee is $5 with a $10 materials fee. Dianne Blust is the instructor. Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road. 503-982-6450.

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 and includes arbecue. Woodburn Aquatic Center, 190 Oak St. Call 503-981-7946 or visit www.swimwoodburn.com.

Lego Robotics —1:30 to 4:30 p.m. 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 St.

Maker Mondays — 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Every Monday is a different craft or project. Once a month they will have Legos and the rest of the time, it will be a wide range of crafts. Check the activities calendar at: www.woodburnlibrary.org for weekly details. Woodburn Public Library is at 280 Garfield St. For more information call 503-982-5252.

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. To register call 503-982-5266 or register online at www.woodburnparks.org. Register by Sept. 5.

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.

ADULT SPORTS

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. For more information contact Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266. Register by Sept. 5.

Co-Ed Volleyball — Tuesdays Sept. 11 – Oct. 30 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 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. For more information call Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266. Register by Sept. 10.

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.

JUST FOR FUN

Free Fishing Dates — Sept. 1-2. Oregon Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is offering free fishing weekend to Oregon residents anywhere in the state of Oregon. Fishing regulations and bag limits still apply. Visit myodfw.com/workshops-and-events/free-fishing-weekend.

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