A look at what is happening in and around the Canby area

Book Garden looking for variety of donations

The Book Garden is a nonprofit bookstore located inside Canby Public Library and run by Friends of the Library. It is open during regular library hours and sells gently used books, DVDs, CDS, audio books and magazines.

All proceeds support library programs and activities. Friends of the Library is looking for donations of gently used materials throughout the year, but especially during this Christmas season. All donations are tax deductible.

Steelheaders set Thursday meeting to talk fishing tactics

The next meeting of the Molalla Chapter of Northwest Steelheaders will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Farmstead Restaurant, 28313 S. Highway 213 in Molalla. Guest speaker will be Lance Fisher, a professional fishing guide and radio host of the “Northwest Outdoor Show.” He will reveal proven tactics to target winter steelhead.

Christmas lighting contest judging set for Wednesday

The Canby Area Chamber of Commerce Lighting Contest is back.

Judging will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18. Winners will be announced in the Dec. 25 edition of the Canby Herald.

This year’s entries are at:

1240 NE 11th Place.

890 N. Holly St.

1790 N. Ponderosa St.

895 N. Birch St.

384 SE 9th Ave.

445 SE 8th Ave.

486 S Locust St.

174 NW Fifth Ave.

425 NW?Third

584 SE Elm St.

835 SE Elm St/

347 SE 14th Place.

364 SE 14th Place.

395 SE 14th Place.

116 SE 17th Ave.

371 SE 9th Ave.

2089 N Vine St

Northwood Estate – North Teakwood

Vine Meadows

SE 9th Ave.

North Oak Street

Annual lighting display near Colton about to start

The Aspen Meadows Celebration of Lights will run through Dec. 29, beginning each night at 5 p.m. at 24232 S. Upper Highland Road in Colton. Each year the free event features more than 150,000 lights, children’s activities, carolers, live concerts, indoor warming area and refreshments.

For more information, call Amy Drahota at 503-784-7596, Johannah Wong at 971-409-9288 or visit the website at

Baker Prairie students selling 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 will 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 Rd.

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

Thelma’s Place offering Christmas trees for sale

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.

Lions Club will offer variety of Christmas trees this year

The Canby Lions Club’s annual Christmas tree sale will run through Monday, Dec. 23, at its 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 an 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.

Library speaker will talk local information Jan. 28

The Canby Public Library will present “Yesterday’s News: The Future of Local Information” by Michael Andersen Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free.

For more information, call 503-266-3394 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Canby Legion collecting 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.

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 and 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

Local woman will discuss hiking Spanish trails

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Tracey Meck will give a presentation on her recent 300-mile hike along the Camino de Santiago (the Way) in Spain on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 7 p.m. Heck, a board member for Canby nonprofit Wilderness International, shared the trail with her 72-year-old mother and 80-year-old friend. Wilderness International is hosting the event at the Canby Adult Center.

For more information, call Russ Hall, executive director, at 503-593-0199 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

First Baptist planning New Year’s Eve event

First Baptist Church will have its second annual New Year’s Eve celebration and fireworks display Tuesday, Dec. 31.

The celebration will begin at 8 p.m. with the fireworks at 9 p.m. The celebration will continue until midnight and includes games, movies, open gym, food and fellowship.

The church is at 1095 N. Maple St. For more information, call Lee Wiegand at 503-939-7001.

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. Call 971-678-6742 to make a reservation.

Baker Prairie sets fundraising bingo night

Baker Prairie Middle School PTSA will hold a bingo night Friday, Jan. 24, from 7-10 p.m. This fundraiser helps with expenses relating to bringing some of the speakers to BPMS such as F.W. deKlerk, Lopez Lomong and the speakers before the merger with Ackerman Middle School —Minnijean Brown, Mrs. Kim Dae Jung, first lady of South Korea and Arun Gandhi.

A 12-game pack is $10 and children under the age of 18 are $5.

Canby Adult Center in need of senior meals 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. Approximate time commitment is 1.5-2 hours, using your own vehicle.

The CAC will provide lunch and mileage reimbursement if needed. Background check required – CAC 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 Sciences University. Sherman has played piano since he was 4 and will give a multi-media lecture and musical performance during the event. He will talk about how music can influence brain function and healthy brain aging. His presentation, “Your Brain on Music,” will focus on newer studies and include music ranging from Beatles to Bach.

Tickets to the event are $50 each and can be purchased online at or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling Kristen Berkey at 503-266-5100 or Tracie Flores at 503-266-3031.

Canby Clinic, Cutsforth’s team up for healthy 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. 30, 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 free at the CAC, 1250 S. Ivy St.

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