What's happening in and around Wilsonville this week and what's coming up later this month?

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Head out to Champoeg State Heritage Area May 5 for Founders Day living history event. Saturday, April 21

PLANT SALE — Support the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge while stocking up on great native plants, including camas, trillium, ferns, wild ginger and more. Plants will be supplied by Bosky Dell Nursery, which specializes in Oregon natives only. Volunteers will be available to answer questions. While you're picking out your plants on Saturday, take time to enjoy the Earth Day activities at the Refuge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. These will include crafts, interactive education stations, and guide nature walks. Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, 19255 S.W. Pacific Highway, Sherwood.

Sunday, April 22

MEALS ON WHEELS WALK — Wilsonville Subaru is sponsoring a benefit walk to raise funds for local Meals on Wheels programs at Portland's International Raceway. The noncompetitive walk begins at 10 a.m. and there will be entertainment, a kids zone, food and vendors. Teams and individuals are encouraged to register for the event at Awards will be made to the team and individual who raises the most money for Meals on Wheels People. For more information or to register, visit

SYMPHONY —  Willamette Falls Symphony performs a family concert at 3 p.m, featuring Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Charles Stanford and a medley from the soundtrackks of "Harry Potter" and "Pirates of the Caribbean." Tickets are available at the door, cash or check only; 18955 S. South End Road, Oregon City.

STAGED READING — Clackamas Repertory Theater presents a reading of Christian O'Reilly's "Chapatti" at 6:30 p.m. at Portland Cider Company, 8925 S.E. Jannsen Road, BLDG F, Clackamas. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 503-594-6047.

Tuesday, April 24

COFFEE WITH COP — Wilsonville police officers will be at the Wilsonville Fred Meyers Starbucks from 10:30-11:30 a.m. to meet with the public, share concerns and answer questions.

HISTORY PUB — The Wilsonville Public Library Foundation, the Wilsonville/Boones Ferry Historical Society, and McMenamins have teamed up to present monthly programs focusing on Oregon's rich history. This month at 6:30 p.m. it will be 'About Wine and Whiskey in the Wild West' by Ken and Kris Bilderback. This program traces the pivotal role that the battle over alcohol has played in Oregon's history, and is replete with remarkable stories from Oregon's pioneer history. Wilsonville McMenamins, 30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Road.

Saturday, April 28

CAR SHOW — World of Speed motorsports museum opens a new exhibit dedicated to the iconic Porsche 911, in honor of the car's 55th anniversary. Twelve new Porsche street and race cars will be featured. World of Speed is located at 27490 S.W. 95th Ave., Wilsonville.

SPRING CONCERT — The folk trio The Lasses & Kathryn Claire will showcase their amazing harmonies and footstomping music accompanied by guitar, fiddle and bohdran, at the Winona Grange, 8340 S.W. Seneca St., Tualatin. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.; get early tickts at


CREST PLANT SALE — Wilsonville's CREST Farm, operated by and benefitting WL-WV School District students, has set a date for its annual tomato plant sale, May 16. Come get your starts for your vegetable garden from 1-6 p.m. You can preorder at

LIVING HISTORY — Champoeg State Heritage Area is hosting a living history event, with a replica townsite, live actors and family-friendly activities May 5. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the 1843 vote held in Champoeg that established the first provisional government west of the Mississippi River. The free event runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities will include a reenacted fur trappers' camp, replica historic townsite with building facades, tradesmen demonstrating 19th century techniques and a post office with souvenir post cards. A 1 p.m. ceremony to honor the original May 1843 voters will feature distinguished speakers, a mock vote and a rifle salute. The afternoon concludes with a live stage coach run delivering the souvenir post cards to the St. Paul post office. Event parking at Champoeg State Heritage Area, 8239 Champoeg Road NE, will be free.

SPRING GARDEN FAIR — Clackamas County Master Gardeners is hosting its 34th annual garden fair, with vendors and 10-minute gardening classes. Also featured are an ask-a-master-gardener booth, activities for kids and an iris show. The fair is at the Clackamas County Event Center: 694 N.E. Fourth Ave., Canby. Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is $5 and free for those under 16. Parking is free and there are ATMs on site.  The fairgrounds is a non-smoking facility, and no pets — service dogs only.

JANE KILPATRICK —  Author Jane Kilpatrick will hold a book signing and reception May 12 at the Old Aurora Colony, centered on her "Emma of Aurora" book series. Find out more at

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