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Thelma’s Place offering

Christmas trees for sale

Beginning Thanksgiving day, douglas fir, grand fir and blue spruce Christmas trees will be available at Thelma’s Place for $20. Trees range in size from 4-feet to 10 feet and are in the courtyard of Thelma’s Place and CountrySide Living.

There will also be 3-foot to 4-foot live potted Christmas trees available. Delivery is available within 10 miles of Thelma’s Place.

Proceeds from the tree sales help Thelma’s Place offer quality activity programs for participants at the adult day center.

CountrySide Living is at 390 NW Second Ave. in Canby. Tree sale lasts until Dec. 20.

For more information, call 503-266-3031.

Canby Legion Auxiliary

slates Sunday breakfast

The Canby American Legion Auxiliary will offer breakfast Sunday from 8-11:30 a.m. at 424 NW First Ave.

The menu includes a choice of bacon, chicken-fried steak, sausage or ham, hot cakes, hash browns, eggs to order, English muffin and assorted beverages.

Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 10 and under. Use Fir Street entrance.

Canby Legion will collect

food for holiday baskets

The Canby American Legion Post 122 will hold a food drive this holiday season. The post is accepting donations of canned or nonperishable goods at the Legion hall, 424 NW First Ave. in Canby. Auxiliary and post members and SAL will deliver food baskets to those in need during December.

For more information or to register someone who may be in need, call Debbie Weiss at 503-957-4914.

St. Nick slated for visit to

Canby Depot Museum

Canby Historical Society will again welcome St. Nick at the Canby Depot Museum Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Each child or grandchild will have his or her photo taken with St. Nick and receive a photo card to take home. Pets are welcome. Refreshments will be served and donations accepted.

The Canby Depot Museum is at 888 NE Fourth Ave. For more information, call 503-266-6712.

Sing along with Handel’s

‘Messiah’ at Zion Mennonite

Zion Mennonite Church will hold its annual Messiah Sing-Along Sunday, Dec. 15, at 4:30 p.m. Selections from Handel’s “Messiah” will be directed by Tom Gingerich and accompanied by members of the Stegmeier family on piano and strings.

Choruses are unrehearsed and all are welcome to sing and listen. Musical scores will be available. The event is free, but donations will be accepted for the musicians.

Zion Mennonite Church is at 5124 S. Whiskey Hill Road in Hubbard. For more information, call 503-651-2274 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christmas bells will be

playing at area church

Ring in the holidays with bells and the Newberg Community Band. Three bell choirs — Newberg Friends Church, Newberg First United Methodist and George Fox University will each play Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m. at Chehelam Valley Middle School, 304 W. Foothills Drive, Newberg. The Community Band will play holiday favorites including “Fantasy on a Bell Carol” and a medley of Leroy Anderson Christmas favorites. The finale will feature the band plus all three bell choirs playing “The Bells of Christmas.” An offering will be taken to benefit Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity.

For more information see

Photographer showcase

offers look at diverse styles

Trudy's Living Room will hold a local photographer showcase on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5-8 p.m. at 9740 SW Wilsonville Road in Wilsonville. The program will feature seven photographers offering unique and diverse styles, as well as live music and refreshments.

These monthly "First Thursday" art focus events are free and open to all of the community. See more details on this event as well as future monthly Art events on Trudy's Living Room Facebook page and visit its website at

Roth having blanket drive

for Portland Rescue Mission

Roth Heating and Cooling of Canby will collect new and gently-used blankets for the Portland Rescue Mission through Dec. 17. Blankets can be dropped off at the office or given to one of Roth’s technicians. Any donation will earn the donator one $10 credit off their bill.

For more information, call Roth’s at 503-266-1249 or check the website at

Music classes taking registrations now

Willamette Valley Music Together is accepting registrations for its winter semester of music classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents or other caregivers. Classes will be offered at Frog Pond Church in Wilsonville and Hubbard Chapel in Hubbard, beginning the week of Jan. 7.

Interested families are invited to attend an open house at Innovative Dance in Wilsonville on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m., or at Hubbard Chapel Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m.

Call 971-678-6742 to make a reservation.

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