Bingo games continue for St. Patrick garden project

The St. Patrick Community Garden project will hold bingo every Friday throughout March at the St. Patrick Parish Center at 422 NW Ninth Ave. in Canby. There will be only one session in the afternoon from 1-4 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Regular games and specials are played; cash prizes awarded, including $200 progressive pot. Proceeds will benefit completion of St Patrick Community Garden which provides fresh organic produce for food bank clients and gardeners.

For more information, call 503-260-5095.

Canby Bible College graduation open to public

Canby Bible College invites the public to its graduation ceremony Wednesday, April 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at New Life Foursquare Church in Canby. Commencement address will be given by the Rev. Tim Barton, pastor of Canby Alliance Church.

For more information, check the website at

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 other month from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Cutsforth’s Town Hall.

Bingo continues at Canby Adult Center

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

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.

Vendor 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.

Annual mayor’s prayer breakfast will be May 1

The 10th Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be held Thursday, May 1, at the Cutsforth’s Town Hall from 6:30-7:30 a.m.

In addition to a free breakfast, visitors will hear Canby Mayor Brian Hodson present a short message and public officials and veterans will be prayed for on the National Day of Prayer. There will be music and a color guard at the event.

For more information, contact Pete Durkee at 503-329-9253.

Canby Adult Center offers pair of Medicare info classes

The Canby Adult Center will host two free Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) informational sessions in April, of interest to anyone about to go on Medicare and in need of information.

The free information sessions are:

  • Senior Medicare Patrol Presentation — Wednesday, April 16, at 11 a.m. at the Canby Adult Center.
  • Working to prevent healthcare fraud, waste, abuse and errors, the Senior Medicare Patrol and Certified Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance volunteer counselors will conduct this presentation — “How to Prevent Healthcare Fraud and How Not to be a Target of Healthcare Fraud.”
  • Certified SHIBA-SMP counselor volunteers will be available to provide free Medicare assistance and information about SMP, helping Seniors to prevent healthcare fraud.
  • For more information, contact Clackamas County SHIBA-SMP at 503-655-8269.
  • Medicare Plan Finder — Thursday, April 24, at 1 p.m. at the the Canby Adult Center
  • New to Medicare or a current Medicare recipient? Want to know more about Medicare? Learn how to locate plans and use the plan finder and about Medicare covered services through this informational session.
  • Counselors will be on hand to answer questions and more following the presentation.
  • These informational sessions are offered free of charge, but advance signup is recommended to ensure adequate materials are available.

    To sign up, call the Canby Adult Center at 503-266-2970.

    Canby United Methodist set for garden signups in April

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

    The community garden is at 1520 N. Holly St.

    Legion auxiliary breakfast benefits youth projects

    The Canby Sons of the American Legion 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. Proceeds to benefit the Clackamas County foster care program.

    Use the Fir Street entrance.

    Canby UMC women set annual rummage sale

    The Canby United Methodist women will hold a rummage sale on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1520 N. Holly St.

    For more information, call 503-263-6419.

    Preschool auction will be Saturday at event center

    The 18th annual Canby Community Preschool fundraising auction will be held Saturday at the Clackamas County Event Center 4H building.

    The adults only event will feature a wild west auction. Doors and silent auction open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $30 each and can be purchased at the school or online at

    Garden plots available at Baker Prairie garden

    Garden plots are available at the Baker Prairie Community Garden at Baker Prairie Middle School.

    To reserve a 20-by-20-foot plat, call 503-260-5095.

    There is a $20 refundable deposit and a $20 yearly fee.

    Fundraiser auction benefit North Marion students

    ‘A Day in the Life of North Marion School Benefit Auction Dinner’ will be held Saturday 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.

    Swim center summer swim lesson registrations have begun

    The Canby Swim Center is taking registration for its summer swim lessons. For more information on the signups, or other swim programs, visit the swim center at 1150 S. Ivy St. or check the website at

    Youth running club has resumed workouts twice a week

    The Youth Running Club has resumed meeting this spring for kids ages 8-14. It is a free, community-based, recreational running club that meets Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. at the Ackerman track. April Lesher will be the Thursday coach and the program is still seeking a Tuesday coach. Kids are welcome to drop in whenever they can, and parents are welcome to run too. Parents should fill out a permission form in advance (the schools will have them in the main office) or come fill it out on the child's first practice. The season will run through May 22.

    For more information, or an electronic permission form, contact coordinator Tracie Heidt at 503-336-3604 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Marquis Hope Village sets annual Easter egg hunt

    Marquis Hope Village will hold its annual Easter egg hunt Friday, April 18, beginning at 4 p.m. at 1577 S. Ivy St.

    The event is for children ages up to 10 years old. In addition to the egg hunt, children can take a photo with the Easter bunny.

    For more information, call Kim at 503-266-2444.

    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.

    Grad party planning ongoing, volunteers sought

    The 2014 graduation all night party continues preparations for this year’s event from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. May 30 at Baker Prairie Middle School. Volunteers are sought for a variety of roles.

    For more information, visit the website at or contact Brenda Griffin at 503-266-6283 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Canby Adult Center is looking for help in the kitchen

    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 Adult Center 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.”

    Macksburg Lutheran slates Easter week services

    Macksburg Lutheran Church will hold special Easter services. The church will hold a Maunday Thursday service April 17 at 12:30 and 7 p.m.; a Good Friday service April 18 at 12:30 p.m.; and an Easter breakfast on April 20 at 9 a.m., followed by an Easter festival service at 10 a.m.

    The church is at 10210 S. Macksburg Road.

    For more information, call 503-266-7798.

    Agricultural composting two-day session set for NWREC

    A two-day, hands-on agricultural composting workshop will be held on two Fridays: April 24 and May 1. The workshop is held at Oregon State University’s new agricultural composting facility at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora. The course is designed for agricultural professionals and agricultural composters and includes hands-on and classroom activities.

    To register or for more information, check the website at: Registration is $90 per person and includes lunches and resource material.

    Canby Adult Center hosts card games Monday afternoons

    Join the Canby Adult Center for bridge every Monday at 1 p.m.

    Pinochle is offered Tuesday and Friday afternoons at 1 p.m.

    All levels of player are welcome.

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