Relay for Life kickoff event slated for Monday night

Planning and preparation continue for this year’s edition of the Relay for Life of Canby.

A kickoff meeting will be Monday, March 31, at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Canby.

At that meeting, teams can sign up or choose their campsite. Additionally, each team will be asked to sponsor a lap or provide some entertainment.

This year’s theme is Color of Cancer. Organizers will ask teams to pick a specific cancer, create a color theme for a campground and then provide information on that particular type of cancer.

For more information, call Jan Tatom at 971-219-5247.

This year’s Relay for Life event will be Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29.

Canby United Methodist set for garden signups in April

The Canby United Methodist Church’s community garden will begin taking signups Saturday, April 12. Interested gardeners can call the church office at 503-263-6419 for garden plot sizes, prices and to obtain a garden packet.

The community garden is at 1520 N. Holly St.

Free lunch available at The Canby Center Thursdays

The St. Vincent De Paul lunch bus is back in Canby after a six month break, stopping at The Canby Center every Thursday at noon. The meals are free and open to anyone.

For more information, call the center at 503-266-2920.

Legion auxiliary breakfast benefits youth projects

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

Menu consists of choice of bacon, chicken- fried steak, sausage or ham, hot cakes, hash browns, eggs to order and English muffin. Beverages are included.

Cost is $6 for adults with children ages 10 and under $3.

Use the Fir Street entrance.

Cutest kid photo contest will begin first of April

Local photographer Celia Whittaker is hoping to create a children’s photography contest in Canby similar to the Kiddie Contest made popular in Silverton.

To do it, she has created the Cute Kid and Baby Contest, in the Antonia Ballroom, April 1-5.

There is no appointment necessary, simply show up and have the photo taken.

There will be six categories — under 1 year of age (babies); 1-year-olds; 2-year-olds; 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds; and 5- and 6-year olds.

There will be prizes for first through third places, as well as a grand prize winner.

Whittaker will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the Antonia Ballroom. There is a $30 fee to enter and the session includes one 5x7 portrait and one smaller image. If a family has three or more children to enter, the price is $25 per child.

For more information, call Celia at 503-420-9500.

Baker Prairie travelers looking at fundraiser in April

Baker Prairie Middle School’s East Coast Travelers will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser with silent auction and raffle Saturday, April 5, at the Canby American Legion hall, 424 NW First Ave.

Cost of dinner will be $7 per person; $20 for a group of three to four; and $5 for each additional person. Guests under the age of 4 are free.

Dinner tickets will be available through BPMS East Coast Travelers, the school main office and the American Legion.

Raffle tickets will be $1 each or six for $5. The group is currently seeking donations for auction and raffle items.

Anyone interested in donating, or would like more information, may contact Conni McNamee at 503-849-9307 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Canby Adult Center in need of kitchen volunteers

The Canby Adult Center is looking for volunteers for several hours to assist with food preparation and serving. Volunteers will need to be able to work on their feet for several hours. The CAC serves meals Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The facility could use one day a week or one day a month help. To volunteer, stop by the center to pick up an application.”

Lions Club plans fundraiser pancake feed

The Canby Lions Club will hold a pancake feed Saturday, April 5, at United Methodist Church, 1520 N. Holly St. from 7-11 a.m. to support its sight and hearing program.

Price will be $6 per adult and $4 for children under 10.

For more information, call 503-703-7383.

Fundraiser auction benefits North Marion students

‘A Day in the Life of North Marion School Benefit Auction Dinner’ will be held Saturday, April 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Silverton Health Center in Woodburn.

Doors open at 5 p.m.; silent auction starts at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7:15 p.m. The oral auction gets underway at 7:30 p.m.

For more information or tickets, go to the website or contact Gina Audritsh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-9812344, or contact Rich Hunt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 971-246-2816.

OSU Extension will offer composting classes

The OSU Extension Service is partnering with several organizations to sponsor the Agricultural Composting Resource and Education Series (ACRES), a two-day hands-on workshop being held on two Fridays, April 24 and May 1, at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora.

The workshop is held at Oregon State University's new Agricultural Composting Facility at the The course includes hands-on and classroom activities.

Participants will learn about different composting methods, facility design and location, environmental and regulatory concerns, equipment for agricultural composting, developing compost recipes, using compost and more.

To register or find out more information, check the website at

Registration is $90 per person and includes lunches and resource material.

Aurora Unit 110 offers monthly flea market

The Aurora Unit 110, American Legion Auxiliary holds its First Saturday of the Month flea market Saturday, April 6, 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 1 p.m.

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

Canby Educational Foundation sets Spring Fling event

The Canby Educational Foundation will hold its annual Spring Fling Thursday, April 24, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Willamette Valley Country Club.

This year’s speaker will be award-winning Oregon author Molly Glass, whose novel “The Jump-Off Creek” was a finalist for the PEN-Faulkner Award for American fiction and a winner of both the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and the Oregon Book Award.

For more information or to buy tickets, contact Mary Walsh, CEF executive director at 503-263-9299 or 503-263-8291.

The Canby Educational Foundation is a 503 (c) (3) nonprofit and supports students in the Canby School District.

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