Big to do
Thursday, May 16
CEMETERY SECRETS — A free heritage talk by Oregon pioneer descendant Charlotte Lehan, "Written in Stone: Discoveries in Clackamas County's Historical Cemeteries," will be presented at the Clackamas Community College training center, 29353 S.W. Town Center Loop East, Wilsonville. Doors open at 5 p.m., talk begins at 5:30 p.m.
BUDGET COMMITTEE — Wilsonville's Budget Commitee meets to review the staff-prepared budget proposed for the new fiscal year. This meeting is open to the public and and a public hearing on the budget will be held later. Meeting begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop East.
Saturday, May 18
BACKYARDS CERTIFIED — Join a free tour of Wilsonville's first garden to earn the Backyard Certification designation, a program that supports birds, pollinators and other wildlife. Register at http://bit.ly/WilsonvilleOG.
Sunday, May 19
MUSIC FOR SENIORS — A benefit concert for Fly Me to the Moon, a nonprofit that brings live music to seniors in group facilities, will feature violinist Aaron Meyer, 3 Leg Torso, Julie Amici and Duffy Bishop at the Alberta Abbey in Portland. Tickets at www.squareup.com/store/Fly_Me_To_The_Moon.
Monday, May 20
CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION — Work sessions are open to the public and are held at City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop East. Agendas can be found at ci.wilsonville.or.us.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING — Public council meetings begin at 7 p.m., with the agendas available online at ci.wilsonville.or.us. by May 15. City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop East.
BLENDER DASH — The City of Tualatin's Parks and Recreation Department is bringing back the wildly popular Blender Dash. Over 1,000 kids ages 6-15 will run through color, slosh through foam and mud, navigate obstacles and dodge zombies during this noncompetitive, nontimed run. The Blender Dash is a great way to kick off the summer and encourage kids to get outside and have fun while getting fit. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at Tualatin Community Park. Go to tualatinoregon.gov/recreation/blender-dash-1 for more information.
ANNE FRANK — Clackamas Community College's Theatre Department opens the spring main stage May 23 with "And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank." Presented as a multimedia play, it weaves videotaped interviews of concentration camp survivors Ed and Eva, with live actors recreating scenes from their lives. Ed and Eva knew Frank before her family went into hiding. Ed was Frank's boyfriend, and Eva was her childhood friend who lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam. Part oral history, part dramatic adaptation, prepare to be transported on a unique theatrical journey.Directed by Julie Akers, "And Then They Came for Me" features a dynamic ensemble of CCC students and community members with scenery and lighting design by Chris Whitten and costumes by Gina Piva.An opening night reception will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, with music provided by CCC's Jazz Combo under the direction of Music Department Chair Lars Campbell. Refreshments will be served."And Then They Came for Me" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, May 23-June 2. All performances are in the Niemeyer Osterman Theatre, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+) and $5 for students. For tickets, visit www.clackamas.edu/theatre or call 503-594-3153.