The Canby Center holding school supply drive

The Canby Center is holding a school supply drive through Aug. 20. Crayons, colored pencils, glue sticks, pencils, markers, college-ruled notebook paper, 1-inch three ringed binders and two-pocket folders can be dropped off at The Canby Center or at Cutsforth Thriftway. The Canby Center also needs volunteers for the back-to-school shopping experience for at-risk youth.

Call 503-266-2920 for more information

Canby High School to hold a music fundraiser

The?Canby music boosters will hold at fundraiser barbecue Friday, Aug. 22, from 4-7 p.m. in the Cutsforth’s Thriftway parking lot.

Canby’s Big Weekend coming up Aug. 23

Canby’s Big Weekend will be Saturday, Aug. 23, with activities around town. The annual cruise-in will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other activities include the Swan Island Dahlia Festival, Saturday Market, the Dahlia run and more.

Fourth annual Party at the Farm is Aug. 23

The annual Party at the Farm will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, at the historic Stauffer-Will Farm. The evening will include appetizers, grilled salmon and tri-tip buffet, dessert, wine, beer tasting, and silent and oral auctions. Proceeds to benefit the Old Aurora Colony Museum.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the museum office at 503-678-5754.

Local Boy Scout troop holding 75th celebration

Boy Scouts of Troop 258 invites all former members and friends to join the troop in celebrating its 75 years of serving the community Sunday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Herman A. Bergman Lodge "A-frame" in Canby Community Park.

For more information, contact the troop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CASA program holding orientation in Canby

Clackamas County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates program is taking its orientation program on the road through the county over the next few months.

The program plans a stop in Canby on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Columbia Bank, 1455 SE First Ave.

CASA volunteers are trained citizens appointed by a judge to advocate for children who, through no fault of their own, have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care. CASAs act as the eyes and ears of the court, gathering information in order to make recommendations that are in the best interest of the children they represent. Their input provides the judge with information that is impartial and independent, bringing the common sense perspective of a volunteer who has nothing at stake but the best interests of the child.

For more information, visit the website at or call 503-723-0521.

Gem and mineral show is Labor Day weekend

The Clackamas County Event Center will hold the Willamette Valley Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show Saturday-Monday, Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1. Saturday and Sunday shows run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The free event features beads, crystal, fossils, gem stones, jewelry, opals, thunder eggs and more.

Summer free lunch program continues

The Canby School District’s Summer Lunch Program continues through August for all children ages 1 to 18.

The free meals will be offered at Wait Park and Bethany Church, Monday through Friday, from noon to 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 29.

No registration required.

Small farm issues covered in workshop

The OSU Extension Service, Clackamas County SWCD, and Clackamas Community College are partnering for the second annual Small Farm School from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, at the college.

This all-day event is for beginning farmers and small acreage landowners in the north Willamette Valley.

Topics for this year’s workshop include farm business and marketing strategies, pasture and grazing management, vegetable and fruit production, raising poultry and pigs, soil health and land care, irrigation management, tractor use and maintenance, and veterinary care.

Registration is open through Aug. 27 or until full. The cost is $65 for adults and $40 for youth, ages 13 to 18, with an adult.

Workshop topics include poultry, pigs, fruit trees, vegetable production, tractor safety and operation, marketing, on farm veterinary care and soil conservation.

Class offerings and online registration are available at:

For more information, call 971-801-0392 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Charbonneau Arts Festival looking for art

The Charbonneau Arts Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26, and is looking for artists to enter.

On Saturday, Oct. 25, there will be a piano concert featuring Michael Allan Harrison and all hanging art, from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday’s festival will feature all hanging art as well as crafts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline for artist pieces is Sept. 15.

For entry forms go to: or pick them up at the Charbonneau Clubhouse cloakroom.

Proceeds go to the Canby and Wilsonville High School art departments.

Canby Saturday Market is up and running

The Canby Saturday Market is back, running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through October, in the Canby Cinema 8 parking lot behind Cutsforth's Thriftway at 252 NE Second Ave.

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