What's happening in the Woodburn area
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 who have served. Bring in your family and friends and enjoy dinner out.
Christian Lecture Series — 9 a.m. Nov. 10. "Finding God in our Flaws." Deacon Chris will explore how the trials of marriage and family and everyday life and our own constant struggle with our sinfulness can in themselves be a path to holiness. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $15/Students $5. At the Mount Angel Abbey, 1 Abbey Drive. Make checks payable to: Mount Angel Abbey, P.O. Box 614, St. Benedict, OR 97373.
Lego Robotics —1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 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.
St. John Bosco High School gala dinner fundraiser — 5 p.m. Nov. 10. The 10th annual gala and dinner "The Beauty of Gratitude" will start at 5 p.m. with conviviality and a silent auction. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. followed by a live auction at 7. There will also be a preview of the school's drama "Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight," which premieres Dec. 14 at St. Joseph's in Salem. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. The event is at 10327 River Road N.E., Salem. Call 503-383-7101 or visit johnboscohigh.com to order tickets.
Mount Angel Turkey Shoot — 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11. The Mount Angel American Legion Post #89 will be hosting the 78th annual Turkey Shoot. Card games, family bingo for turkeys, light meals and snacks available. The public is welcome. At the Memorial Hall, 740 E. College St. For more information contact Jim Kosel 503-845-6119.
Celebrate Veterans Day with a poppy — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11. Patrons of Woodburn's Bi-Mart will likely encounter Aurora Unit #110 American Legion Auxiliary members distributing red paper poppies. The poppy symbolizes the bravery of servicemen and women, and are given out in celebration of Veterans Day. Poppies may be left over on Monday. This tradition of ALA has been going on for more than a decade. The remembrance goes all the way back 100 years to World War I where heroes were buried in Flanders Fields, after which red poppies sprang up in the springtime.
Quilts for Empowerment workshop — 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11. The White Rabbit Bakery in Aurora will host a meet and greet with Norah Otondo, director of Quilts for Empowerment in Kenya, who is visiting the United States for the first time. She will share her personal story, as well as the mission of the QFE program. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Quilts, cards and products will be available for purchase.
Veterans Day Ceremony in Hubbard — 10 a.m. Nov. 12. The public is invited to meet under the tent at the Marion E. Carl Veterans Memorial site on 2300 D St. in Hubbard. Enjoy a patriotic celebration honoring the memory of Maj. Gen. Marion E. Carl and recognizing all veterans. A fly-over (weather permitting) will open the ceremony followed by many local citizens participating as master of ceremony, invocation, speakers, vocal soloist and trumpet player. Retiring and raising the U.S. flag will be presented by the Oregon City High School ROTC students. Refreshments will follow the event. Parking available at Rivenes Park or alongside memorial site. Handicap parking available at site. The street right in front of the memorial will be closed for two blocks from 10 to 10:30 a.m. to allow quiet time for the flag ceremony.
Soap Carving Class — 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Nov. 13. Register by Nov. 6. Transform Ivory soap into wild animals and other crafty creations. This class will teach you how to use tools, craft sticks, and tooth picks to carve soap. Keep what you make or share as a gift for the holidays. Ages 6 and up. Cost is $9 per child. Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield St. 503-982-5262.
City council meetings in Woodburn, Hubbard, Donald and Aurora — Nov. 13. Woodburn City Council, which usually meets the second and fourth Monday of the month, will meet at City Hall, 270 Montgomery St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday (because of the observed holiday on Monday). Hubbard City Council will also meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hubbard City Hall, 3720 Second St. Aurora City Council also meets at 7 p.m. at Aurora City Hall, 21420 Main St. Donald's city council meets at 6:45 p.m. at City Hall, 10710 Main St. N.E.
Scene to Screen: YA Book/Movie Club — 4:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15: "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak and Dec. 20: "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. 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 Street. 503-982-5252.
Youth baseball pitching clinic — Nov. 17. Steve Schrenk, the fourth round pick in 1987, will host this pitching clinic through North Marion Youth Athletics for ages 9-18. Group 1 of ages 9-12 will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Ages 13-18 will be from 4 to 6 p.m. The location is the North Marion fieldhouse. The cost is $20 and space is limited. Call or text Randy Brack to reserve a spot at 503-981-5555.
"Turkey Trot" Dance — 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Woodburn Estates will have the "Supernaturals" for the entertainment at the Turkey Trot Dance. Woodburn Estates, 1776 Country Club Road, Woodburn.
Who's on Third? — 3 p.m. Nov. 18.
The November "Who's On Third?" community concert will feature local rock-n-roll group Billy & the Rockets. This concert will be at Woodburn United Methodist Church; located at 700 N. Cascade Drive in Woodburn. The concert is open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken to continue financial support of this community concert series. During the mid-concert intermission there will be refreshments provided by Country Meadows and Cascade Park.
Senior Book Club — 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 19. November's book selection is "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis" by J.D. Vance. The final book club of the year is on Dec. 17. December's book selection is "Lost Lake" by Sarah Addison Allen. Meet at Country Meadows in the second floor to discuss the book and have coffee, cookies and conversation. Books available at the library circulation desk. Country Meadows, 155 Evergreen Road, Woodburn.
Pottery Fun PDX and Lunch — 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Register by Nov. 12. Create a personalized piece of pottery painted by you. Just pick a piece of pottery, pick out your colors, and create a design. After that end the day at Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant. Cost is $18 includes transportation. Pottery and lunch are on your own. (pottery options typically range from $6 to $30). www.woodburnparks.org.
Free Fishing Dates — Nov. 23-24. Oregon Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is offering this free fishing weekend. 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: myodfw.com/workshops-and-events/free-fishing-weekend.
North Marion Community Library Association fundraiser — Dec. 1. NMCLA is taking orders for holiday decorations. Proceeds will support the volunteer-run library, which currently runs out of the lower level of the First Presbyterian Church in Aurora, in finding a community rental site that would allow the library to stay open for more hours. At Aurora's American Legion Post from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1, someone will be on hand to take orders, while other members will canvass the northern county region. Call Nancy at 503-678-5999.
Mount Angel Hazelnut Fest — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 2.
The Hazelnut Fest includes a German Holiday Market featuring regional arts and crafts, authentic and traditional German Christmas Decorations and Crafts. Oregon wineries and breweries will be there and foods that highlight hazelnuts. Events include a 5K road-race/walk on Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. Runners and walkers can register at www.racenorthwest.com. Live entertainment will take place both days and a visit from Santa will be on both days in the afternoon. Mount Angel Festhalle, 500 Wilco Highway.
Free flu shots — Sundays (6 to 10 a.m.), Mondays (4 to 8 p.m.), Wednesdays (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) in November. Legacy Silverton Medical Center is providing free flu vaccinations for everyone aged 6 months and older. No insurance is required. Anyone under 15 must be accompanied by a guardian. Shots are available as staffing and supply permits. Stop by the Legacy Silverton Medical Center's Family Birth Center at 342 Fairview St., Silverton.
Monday Bytes — Noon and 2 p.m. Mondays. Meet one on one with Ed Gonzalez at the Woodburn Senior Center, 700 Cascade Drive, to learn about your computer or smartphone. The senior center is located at the Woodburn United Methodist Church but is not affiliated with the church. Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities are free, but a member fee of at least $10 a year is encouraged.
Watercolor Wednesdays — 1 to 3:30 p.m. every other Wednesday. Sharla Sevy is the instructor for beginners, and advice for the more experienced. Techniques, materials, color theory, and topics of your choice will be covered. Cost is $15 per class. Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road. 503-982-6450.
Maker Mondays — 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 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.
Kids Art Classes — 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Artist Ellen Weinert teaches techniques with wet and dry media for young artists ages 7-teens. The $40 monthly fee includes all supplies. Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road. Call 503-982-6450 or visit www.woodburnartcenter.com.
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 Ave., Woodburn.
Woodburn Historical Museum — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. See the exhibits and peruse artifacts from our town's fascinating history. Admission is free. Visit the museum at 445 N. Front Street in downtown Woodburn. 503-982-9531.
Woodburn Art Center Open Studio — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays. Open studio time is available to members and friends of the center who want a place to paint with others. No instructor is present, just time to paint, make new friends and share your creativity or work on projects you've wanted to begin or complete. The Woodburn Art Center is located at 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road. For more information call 503-982-6450.
Tree Give-Away Program — Through April. 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.
Appy Hour — 11 a.m. to noon Fridays. Need help with your device? Drop in at Mount Angel Public Library for some technical assistance from library staff. Open to technology users of all ages.