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

SPOKESMAN PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Head to the historic Aurora Colony Museum this month for the annual quilt show. Thursday, Oct. 18

FRENCH PRAIRIE BRIDGE DESIGN OPEN HOUSE — Citizens will review design concepts for the proposed French Prairie Bridge across the Willamette River. Project leaders are unveiling five different bridge-type designs for consideration and input. Each accommodates daily use by cyclists and pedestrians as well as special use by emergency services vehicles as needed. Upon completion of this project, the Portland Metro Ice Age Tonquin Trail would connect with the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway to fill a gap in local and regional multi-modal transportation infrastructure.The 21-member French Prairie Bridge Project Advisory Task Force will meet to review public testimony obtained from this meeting and a future online open house before making its design recommendation to the Wilsonville City Council and County Board of Commissioners in early 2019.

WHISKEY WHOPPERS — Come hear the story of Ewing Young, one of Oregon's youngest distillers, at a Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition event. "A River Runs Through Us," a free talk at the Ewing Young Distillery, 18715 NE Hwy 240, Newberg; doors open at 5 p.m., talk begins at 6 p.m.; optional liquor tasting begins at 5:15 p.m. ($15).

FRIGHT AT THE MUSEUM — Experience the famous Oregon City Ghost tour and a costume-optional after hours tour at the Clackamas County Historical Musuem. The dual events take place Oct. 18 & 25, tickets are not interchangable for the dates. Go to to find out more.

Sunday, Oct. 21

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEEN CONCERT — The Tualatin Valley Community Band will entertain kids young and old with songs of the season, both spooky and sweet, at the Spooktacular Halloween Concert from 3- 4 p.m. Kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes at this family-friendly event and be part of a musical costume parade. The free concert is held at the Tigard Library Burgess Community Room, 13500 S.W. Hall Blvd., Tigard.

COMMUNITY CONCERT — This month's 'Who's on Third' free concert at the Woodburn United Methodist Church, 700 N. Cascade Dr. features the Gianella Family, a trio of siblings who sing and play instruments. Their concert line-up will include "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "I'll Fly Away," a jazz arrangement of "Cruella de Vil" (from "101 Dalmations") and a spectacular arrangement of Leonard Cohen's "Halleluia" — along with other classical, sacred and patriotic pieces.The performance begins at 3 p.m.


WINE TASTING — After hours Wilsonville Library Foundation fundraising event Oct. 20, get tickets and more information at

ARTS/HERITAGE/CUTURE — Everyone is welcome at this Oct. 29 meeting of the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, to discuss a strategy for investing in the arts and culture of Wilsonville, from 6-9 p.m. at the Wilsonville Library 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Rd.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

LIBRARY BOARD — Wilsoville Public Library Board meeting, open to the public; 6:30 p.m, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road.

Saturday, Oct. 27

SCARY MOVIE — Catch a timely scary movie at the spooky Stein-Boozier Barn in Memorial Park. Bring your own blanket and you can buy hot cocoa and snacks. Free event but you must pre-register at The film is the PG "The Spiderwick Chronicles."

Tuesday, Oct. 30

HISTORY PUB — Come to Wilsonville McMenamins for History Pub, a series of talks about local and regional history sponsored by the Wilsonville Library Foundation and the Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society. Hear the timely story of Wilsonville's unmarked graves from local historian Charlotte Lehan. Talk begins at 6:30 p.m, doors open at 5:30 p.m.


QUILT SHOW — Aurora Colony Museum Quilt Show runs daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 21. Come see all the antique, vintage and contemporary quilts on dispplay and hear longtime quilter Charlotte Wirfs talk about her unique creations. Find out more at

LANGUAGE — Get help with conversational English on Tuesdays through Oct. 30. This free group is led by two volunteers with experience teaching English as a second language from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS — AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking for dedicated individuals to assist with our free income tax preparation program. This program targets seniors and individuals of low/medium income. Training and program materials for this position are provided through IRS/AARP and the program runs December through January. No previous experience preparing tax returns is required. However, returns are prepared using tax software so use of computer is necessary. There is a requirement to pass certification tests which require a time commitment. This service makes a tremendous difference for many area residents. Returns are prepared in Wilsonville on Thursdays from the first week in February until April 15. Please contact Brenda, Local Coordinator at 906-285-3450 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sue at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, if you'd like to volunteer or if you have questions about requirements.

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