What's happening this week and coming up in Wilsonville and surrounding areas?

COURTESY PHOTO - Beckys New Car, a comedy about a middle-age, middle-management woman in a middling marriage who stumbles on to a unique opportunity to change her life, begins Nov. 14. Wednesday, Nov. 13

WILLAMETTE FALLS — "Missionaries and Steamboats" is a free presentation by author Dede Montgomery.

Learn about the interesting people living near Willamette Falls in 1842. The presentation talks about Chloe Clarke and William Willson, among a handful of others living at the falls in the early 1840s.

Where did they come from and why did they come? What did they do, and where did they go? What ideas and misperceptions might they have had, and what legacies and challenges did they leave?

Travel back in time to meet the earliest Methodist missionary teacher and carpenter, discuss "beaver money" and better understand why the author who later wrote the book "The White-Headed Eagle" did so.

Talk begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 13, Museum of the Oregon Territories, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City.

PLANNING COMMISSION — The public is welcome at meetings of the Wilsonville Planning Commission. This meeting's agenda includes discussion of the I-5 bike/pedestrian bridge and the urban forestry plan, and an update on the French Prairie Bridge. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E.

Thursday, Nov. 14

MEMORY — As people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Register for this free workshop and call 800-272-3900.

GENEALOGY CLUB — Join the Wilsonville Genealogy Club to learn tips and tricks for all levels of genealogy, 1 p.m. at Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road.

Friday, Nov. 15

PRESENTATION — 9/11 first responder Moises Gomez will give a presentation regarding that tragic day in 2001. It will take place 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 S.W. Parkway Ave. in Wilsonville.

Sunday, Nov. 17

MUSIC — Renowned organist Gail Archer of New York City will continue her international tour in Oregon at the Who's on Third concert series from 3-4:30 p.m. at Woodburn United Methodist Church, 700 N. Cascade Drive. Admission is free and refreshments will be available; a free will offering will be taken.

Monday, Nov. 18

CITY COUNCIL — Wilsonville City Council meets for an executive sesssion and work session beginning at 5 p.m. Regular business meeting begins at 7 p.m. Go to to see the night's agenda. City Hall, 29799 S.W. Town Center Loop E.


CONTEMPORARY COMEDY — Clackamas Community College's Theater Department presents "Becky's New Car," a comedy about a middle-age, middle-management woman in a middling marriage who stumbles on to a unique opportunity to change her life.

"Becky's New Car" is at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 14-24, at the Niemeyer Osterman Theatre on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. There also will be a 10 a.m. matinee Friday, Nov. 22.

An opening night reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and includes light refreshments. Visit or call 503-594-3153 for reservations.


COMMUNITY — The Aurora, Butteville, Barlow Community Planning Organization (ABB-CPO) will meet to discuss current land-use issues that impact the unincorporated area of these communities. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Wilsonville McMenamins, 30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, across

the parking lot from Fred Meyer in the upstairs Boones Room. For more information, call Bernice Ivey at 503-678-3383.

HYPERTUFA — Learn to make hypertufa containers for your garden at a workshop hosted by Clackamas Community College Nov. 23. Attendees will learn how to make the container and what kind of plants and soil are best. $35. All workshops meet in Clairmont Hall on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. For information on how to register for classes, contact Loretta Mills at 503-594-3292 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

PORTLAND BALLET — Four Wilsonville dancers, Kyra Yannotta, Samantha Rodriguez, and sisters Melanie

and Morganne Labs, are featured in the Portland Ballet's upcoming production of "Petrushka," a story of unrequit-

ed love set in an iconic hotel during the 1950s, Nov. 29-

Dec. 1.

HOLIDAY SWAG — Wilsonville Garden Club's annual holiday swag sale will take place

Dec. 7. Garlands, wreaths, centerpieces and other holi-

day decor will be available for sale, with proceeds benefit-

ing the club's scholarship


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