Events like downtown trick or treating and local clubs meet in the coming week


Downtown Trick-or-Treating — 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31. The Library and Aquatic Center, and other downtown businesses will give candy to kids. Dress up in your best Halloween costume and bring your parents to the Metropolis to participate in a costume contest and to receive the list of participating downtown businesses.

Tree Give-Away Program Begins Nov. 1. The City of Woodburn is offering city residents a free tree to plant on their property through the Urban Forestry Tree Give-Away Program. Residents can apply for a gift certificate to receive a free tree. Gift certificates can be redeemed at Al's Garden Center in Woodburn. The program runs November to April. Contact Leslie at 503-980-6321 for more information.

Woodburn Garden Club 11 a.m. The first Thursday of each month. New location: At the Blue Room at Woodburn Estates, 1776 Country Club Road. A workshop format will be followed with a Master Gardener from Salem. There will be no dues, no membership and no officers. A volunteer will facilitate topics of interest. It will be a one-hour meeting, come and share ideas.

Tech Triage For Adults — 2 to 3 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. You can learn the basic features on your mobile devices (e-reader, tablet, laptop or phone). Bring your device with you to the class. This is in the conference room at Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield St. 503-982-5252 for more information.

French Prairie Lions Club — 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month. The club always welcomes new members who want to help make the community a better place to live. The meetings are at Christ Lutheran Church on Second Street, Aurora. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FCE Study Group — 11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of every month. The Woodburn Family and Consumer Education Study Group meets in the Woodburn PGE building.

Hearing Appointment and Hearing Aide Tests — The first and third Friday of each month. Hearing test appointments are available. They will help with your hearing aids at Cascade Park Retirement Community, 950 N. Cascade Drive, Woodburn. For more information or to schedule your appointment to test your hearing call Jim at 503-924-7433.

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.

Woodburn Infant/Toddler Playgroup — First Monday of each month. Join other parents with infants and toddlers for this fun playgroup at various locations around Woodburn. For more information, contact Jennifer Becerril, parent educator for Family Building Blocks, at 971-600-7684.

Pinochle Party Tournament — 1 p.m. the first Monday of each month. Attend this free event alone or with a partner. In the Willamette Lobby at Cascade Park Retirement Community, 950 N. Cascade Drive in Woodburn. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-981-0033.

Mount Angel City Council Regular Meeting — 7 p.m. Nov. 5. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Mount Angel Community Meeting Room (in the Mount Angel Public Library), 290 E. Charles St. (Cleveland Street entrance). For more information, or an agenda, call 503-845-9291 or visit

Chamber forum lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6. RSVP by 5 p.m. Nov. 1. Join the Woodburn Area Chamber of Commerce for lunch at Legacy Woodburn Health Center, 1475 Mount Hood Ave., for a forum on the economic forecast for 2019. Hear from speakers on economic projections and anticipated trends impacting traded sector businesses. The event is sponsored by Republic Services. RSVP to Stuart Rodgers, executive director of the chamber, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 503-982-8221.

Woodburn Lions ClubNoon the first and third Wednesday of each month. This service organization meets for lunch at Country Meadows. Its meetings are open to the public and the group is looking for new members. For more information, call Pat Paradis at 503-981-4622.


Veterans Fundraiser Dinner — 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8. The Aurora American Legion Auxiliary Unit 110 will have a fundraiser at Carl's Jr. in Woodburn. All monies raised from this go to support many projects for the veterans. Help give back to those that have served. Bring in your family and friends and enjoy dinner out.

Love Santa Inc. — Nov. 3, 10, and 17 are volunteer sign up days at Woodburn City Hall. For more information, contact Robert Prinslow at 503-951-4072 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Volunteers needed for gift distribution and setup the week of Dec. 10.

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