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St. Nick will pay visit to Canby Depot Museum

Canby Historical Society will welcome St. Nick at the Canby Depot Museum Saturday 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.

Baker Prairie students will sell Christmas trees

The Baker Prairie Middle School East Coast Travelers will sell Christmas trees every Saturday and Sunday through Christmas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is a fundraiser for Baker Prairie students traveling the East Coast in June. They are selling u-cut grand fir trees for $15 each.

Directions to the lot are: (from S. Ivy Street) Turn east onto Township Road. Follow Township to Mulino Road intersection. Continue straight on Township and the lot is on the right side of the road, 1.5 miles past Mulino Road, across from 11463 S Township Road.

For more information, contact Conni McNamee at 503-849-9307.

Thelma’s Place offering Christmas trees for sale

Douglas fir, grand fir and blue spruce Christmas trees are 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 FFA selling trees this weekend

Canby FFA is selling Christmas trees this weekend and Dec. 13-14 at Fir Point Farms, 14601 Arndt Road, Aurora.

The lot is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Proceeds help develop chapter activities.

Lions Club selling Christmas trees again

The Canby Lions Club’s annual Christmas tree sale will run through Monday, Dec. 23, at its NW Second Avenue and Ivy Street location. Trees will be available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends and noon to 8 p.m. weekdays.

“We are offering some ‘natural’ trees again this year,” said Jason Padden, tree chairman. “We are also offering a few Nordman firs that are new on the market this year and similar to the nobles, but more open-branched.”

The Canby Lions Club has been selling Christmas trees to the Canby area since the early 1960s.

For more information, call Dale Friedemann at 503-266-5112.

Canby Legion collecting food for 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. 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.

Scouts will seek food donations Saturday

Cub Scout Pack 91 and Troop 503 will be “Scouting For Food” on Saturday in the Ninety-One School area. The food will go for the holiday baskets put together by the Ninety-One parent-teacher organization. If people have nonperishable food items that they would like to donate for the Scouts to pick up, they can contact Cub Master Priscilla Smith at 503-266-1851 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dinner concert set for area church

The annual Winter Dinner Concert will be presented Saturday at the United Church of Christ at Beavercreek, 23345 S. Beavercreek Road.

Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the show, which will feature Grammy-nominated Ellen Whyte, with Jean-Pierre Garau and Gene Houck, will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for children ages 3-10; and free for children under 3.

For more information, call 503-632-4553.

Christmas bells will play 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 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 www.newbergcommunityband.com

Photographer showcase offers look at styles

Trudy's Living Room will hold a local photographer showcase on Thursday 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 and visit their website at TrudysLivingRoom.com.

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 www.roth-heat.com.

Music classes are taking registrations

Willamette Valley Music Together is accepting registrations for its winter semester 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. There will be a free demonstration class and a parent-child music and movement program developed by the Center for Music and Young Children will be held. Call 971-678-6742 to make a reservation.

Canby Adult Center needs meal drivers

The Canby Adult Center is in urgent need of volunteer drivers to deliver lunchtime meals to homebound seniors in the Canby area. There are routes available for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The CAC will provide lunch and mileage reimbursement if needed. Background check required. The adult center will provide and process the paperwork. Stop by the Canby Adult Center to pick up an application at 1250 S. Ivy St.

For more information, call 503-266-2970.

Thelma’s Place eyes fundraising night in February

Thelma’s Place will present “The Sound of Music” silent auction-dinner on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 6-10 p.m. at the Willamette Valley Country Club. The night’s speaker and entertainment will be Dr. Larry Sherman, professor at Oregon Health and Science University. Sherman has played piano since he was 4 and will give a multi-media lecture and musical performance during the event. His presentation, “Your Brain on Music,” will focus on newer studies and include music ranging from Beatles to Bach. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased online at www.thelmasplace.org or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling 503-266-5100 or Tracie Flores at 503-266-3031.

There are also sponsor opportunities available for local individuals and businesses.

Canby Clinic, Cutsforth’s team up for monthly health talk

The Canby Clinic has partnered with Cutsforth's Thriftway for a free health talk workshop the fourth Thursday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Cutsforth’s Town Hall. The next workshop will be Thursday, Jan. 23, and tackle the topic “Weight Loss and Cleansing.”

Adult Center offers new Tai Chi class

The Canby Adult Center holds a Tai Chi class every Wednesday and Friday, from 9-10 a.m. This class is specifically targeted to the needs of older adults and has been proven to improve balance and strength.

The classes are at the CAC, 1250 S. Ivy St. and are free, though a donation is encouraged. No prior experience is necessary.

Pickleball group wants to expand play to all levels

A group in Canby is offering open pickleball play for all skill levels.

Currently, the group plays Thursday mornings at the Canby First Baptist Church gym but is open to starting new play times depending on what is needed.

For more information, call 503-263-1232.

Every Tuesday is bingo at Canby Adult Center

The Canby Adult Center’s bingo game runs from 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays. Doors open at noon.

There are 10 regular games, four specials and a weekly blackout game. The first regular packet is $5 and the second is $3. There’s also a blackout pot of $200 and weekly raffles.

Canby Adult Center is at 1250 S, Ivy St.

Aurora Unit 110 offers monthly flea market

The Aurora Unit 110, American Legion Auxiliary holds its First Saturday of the Month flea market Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The hall is at 21510 Main St. in Aurora.

Vendors' tables are upstairs and down; admission is free but visitors are encouraged to take an item for the food barrel. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call Frances at 503-678-6251.




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