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by: JOSH KULLA - Sign up now for the 10th annual Wilsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run, set for 9 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Wilsonville High School, 6800 SW Wilsonville Road. The fun run is the major fundraiser for the Wilsonville Kiwanis Club. The club seeks to raise about $25,000 to invest back into kids in the community through scholarships and grants. The event is free and open to the public and includes not just the run, but a parade, wellness booths, free meals from Albertsons and more. Details/registration: KidsFunRun.com.

COMMUNITY

July 24

Anyone who has been emotionally or physically abused by a current or former intimate partner, the Women’s Empowerment Project can help you break the cycle. Sponsored by Clackamas County Community Corrections, WEP is designed for women wanting to create healthy, violence-free lives. The 14-week class is free. Topics include the cycle of violence, coping mechanisms, effects of abuse on children and safety planning. The next class is 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24. Details: Patricia Barrera, victim services program coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-655-8776.

The Wilsonville Public Library will host family story time sessions at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, in the Oak room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org.

A class on the works of Charles Dickens continues with a 6 to 8 p.m. session on Wednesday, July 24, in the Rose room at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Taught by retired Washington State University Professor Dr. John Ehrstine. Through reading and lively discussion, participants will examine Dickens’ first novel “The Pickwick Papers.” There are eight classes in all. Cost $40, texts available at a discount. Sign up by calling the library at 503-682-2744 or visiting the circulation desk.

Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center, 15210 SW Miley Road, located across from Charbonneau, is hosting a community open house event July 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. that offers an opportunity to taste a variety of berries and vegetables grown by local farmers, meet faculty and staff and learn about their work, and tour research projects. Participants can learn about growing blueberry trees, wasabi and Christmas trees and enjoy hayride farm tours departing at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Additionally, free tours for the public are to be held on the first and third Fridays of each month all summer long through Oct. 18 for individuals or small groups. Tours begin at 2 p.m. and conclude by 4 p.m.; call 503-678-1264 to reserve your tour spot.

The Resolectrics will perform at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 24. The Resolectrics are a classic rhythm and blues band. But like the pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, they draw inspiration from many sources in the roots of American music. Free, open to the public of all ages. Details: mcmenamins.com/Wilsonville.

July 25

The Wilsonville Public Library continues its Summer Reading Celebration with Reptile Man Rich Ritchie from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 25, at Murase Plaza, 8300 SW Memorial Drive. Free, open to the public. Bring your friends and a picnic lunch, and enjoy summer reptile fun in the park. Details: 503-570-1592 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville Rotary Summer Concert Series continues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, with a performance from Cloverdayle, the Oregon-bred country-western duo of Chad and Rachel Hamar. The band has collaborated with talents from Nashville and the music industry. Free, open to the public. Details: cloverdayle.com, wilsonvillerotary.com/concerts.

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host Tin Silver in concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25. Listen to Tin Silver and you will hear the beer halls and Baptist churches of West Texas, sun-drenched California and a little New York thump. Free, open to the public. Details: mcmenamins.com/Wilsonville.

Irish Culture in Tualatin is ongoing at Historic Winona Grange No. 271, located at 8340 SW Seneca St., Tualatin. There are Irish dance classes (Céilí) for those 13 and up from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the year. Next class is Thursday, July 25, cost $5 per person. Open to the public. Details: 503-691-2078, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sandairishentertainment.com.

July 26

Wilsonville Theater Company will hold auditions Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27, for the upcoming play “Miracle on South Division Street” by Tom Dudzick. Three female actors, ages 20-60, and one male, age 20-30, are sought. Auditions are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Frog Pond Grange Hall, 27350 SW Stafford St., Wilsonville. Bring a resume. Call 503-682-6143 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonvillle Road, will host a Friday Family Movie Matinee from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, in the Oak room at the library. Free, open to the public. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a variety of G- and PG-rated animated films. Call the library at 503-682-2744 or stop by the circulation desk for titles.

Enjoy Friday night jazz at Langdon Farms Grill, 24377 Airport Road, Aurora, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 26. With food specials and Ray Hardiman and Friends on stage. Open to the public. Details: langdonsgrill.com.

The city of Wilsonville will continue its Movies in the Park series with “Wreck-It Ralph” at 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 26, in the River Shelter at Memorial Park, 7900 SW Wilsonville Road. Watch a film on an inflatable big screen and enjoy some popcorn and other snacks (for sale) under the stars. Free, open to the public. Lawn opens at 8:15 p.m., movie starts at dusk. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us/MoviesinthePark or call Brian Stevenson at 503-570-1523.

July 27

Sign up now for the 10th annual Wilsonville Kiwanis Kids Fun Run, set for 9 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Wilsonville High School, 6800 SW Wilsonville Road. The fun run is the major fundraiser for the Wilsonville Kiwanis Club. The club seeks to raise about $25,000 to invest back into kids in the community through scholarships and grants. The event is free and open to the public and includes not just the run, but a parade, wellness booths, free meals from Albertsons and more. Details/registration: KidsFunRun.com.

The Korean War Veterans Association of Oregon will host a ceremony honoring the 60th anniversary of the 1953 ceasefire on the Korean peninsula at 9:30 am Saturday, July 27, at the Korean War Memorial in Town Center Park, 29600 SW Park Place, Wilsonville. Free, open to the public. Details: kwva.org/memorials.

Our Table organic farm will host a Farm to Fork Dinner Saturday, July 27, at the farm, located at 13390 SW Morgan Road, between Wilsonville and Sherwood. The dinner will feature Our Table seasonal produce as well as the work of the Teutonic Wine Co. and chefs Nathaniel Price of Grain and Gristle and Tim Wastell of Old Salt. Details: ourtable.us, farmtoforkevents.com.

St. Josef’s Winery will host the St. Joseph’s Cheeseburger in Paradise Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at St. Josef’s Winery, 28836 South Barlow Road, Canby. The tropical rock band Island Trio Plus Two will play Jimmy Buffet classics and party-time rock and roll, and there will be plenty of cheeseburgers. The winery’s tasting room will also be open. Open to the public. Details: stjosefswinery.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

July 28

Live at the Shrine will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Wilsonville Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 SW Parkway Ave., featuring the John Bennett Dance Band and vocalist Marianna Thielen. Cost $10 is per person, includes no host bar and refreshments. Details: Earline, 503-789-5608.

July 29

The Wilsonville Public Library will hold its annual Library Party in the Park to cap off the summer reading program from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 29, in Murase Plaza, 8300 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org.

July 30

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church will host its History Pub at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Old Church 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Come hear author Richard Etulain refute the argument that Pacific Northwest residents were mere “spectators of disunion” in the American Civil War. His new book contends instead that men and women of the Oregon Country were personally and emotionally involved in the controversial ideas and events that inflamed the United States during the fractious era. Free, open to the public. Details: mcmenamins.com/Wilsonville.

July 31

Enjoy the bluegrass music of Windy Hill at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Free, open to the public. The band features former high school friends who created the band in 2008 in Menlo Park, Calif., over a mutual love of old-time music. Details: mcmenamins.com/Wilsonville, windyhillbluegrass.com.

Aug. 1

Vivid Curve, a Northwest band at the forefront of a regional didjeridoo revival, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road.

The Wilsonville Rotary Summer Concert Series continues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, with a performance from Global FM, a popular Portland cover band. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillerotary.com/concerts.

The Wilsonville Farmers Market is ongoing and continues from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in and around Sofia Park, 28836 SW Costa Circle in Villebois. Come enjoy live music from Will West along with local artisans. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillemarket.com.

Aug. 2

The city of Wilsonville will continue its Movies in the Park series with “Here Comes the Boom” at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, in the River Shelter at Memorial Park, 7900 SW Wilsonville Road. Watch a film on an inflatable big screen and enjoy some popcorn and other snacks (for sale) under the stars. Free, open to the public. Lawn opens at 8:15 p.m., movie starts at dusk. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us/MoviesinthePark or call Brian Stevenson at 503-570-1523.

Aug. 3

The 13th annual Wilsonville Celebration Days Fun in the Park festival, with more than 130 activities, will fill Town Center Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. Admission is free, put on by more than 600 volunteers and 20 sponsors. Fun includes crafts, inflatables, face painting, games and prizes, clowns/jugglers, main stage entertainment, exotic birds, reptile shows, Radio Disney entertainers, pony rides plus flavorful food and product vendors. See FunInThePark.com.

Aug. 6

National Night Out will be held Tuesday, Aug. 6, at various locations around Wilsonville. The city of Wilsonville wants residents to consider hosting a neighborhood event that night. While not a city-sponsored program, the city can help neighborhoods request a visit by local police and fire units if they are available. Details: Jeanna Troha, assistant city manager, 503-570-1520 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Aug. 8

The Wilsonville Rotary Summer Concert Series continues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, with a performance from Hit Machine, a popular Portland cover band. Free, open to the public. Details: wilsonvillerotary.com/concerts.

Aug. 9

The Garden Corner, 21550 SW 108th Ave., Tualatin, will host “Painting Among the Petunias” on Friday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a Georgia O’Keefe-inspired art workshop with local artist Jennifer Predoehl of Blue Plume Studio as instructor. Space is limited, $40 registration for each class. Registration/details: 503-885-1934 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

POLITICS

The Wilsonville City Council will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, for a public work session at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East. The council’s regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. in council chambers. Open to the public. Details: ci.wilsonville.or.us.

FAITH

Taizé Services are being held at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Wilsonville at 7 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. Taizé worship consists of four elements — meditative singing, scripture, prayer and silence. St. Francis is located at 8818 SW Miley Road. Open to the public. Details: 503-678-5422 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ONGOING

Valley Christian Preschool is offering a summer camp for children ages 3 to 6 at Valley Christian Church, 11188 SW Wilsonville Road. Camps will be themed “Wild, Wild West” from Aug. 12 through 15, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. There will be crafts, play time, outside games and water slides. Open to the public. Cost $65 per child. For information and registration, call 503-582-8267 or browse vccwilsonville.org.

Bret Lucich brings his unique music and entertaining combination back to Wilsonville, where he will play at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at Irving’s Sports Bar and Lounge inside the Holiday Inn South-Wilsonville, 25425 SW 95th Ave. Lucich is a true one-man band featuring multiple instruments and styles. Open to the public, 21 and over. Details: 503-682-2211.

The Wilsonville Public Library hosts the job-seekers support group “Get to Work!” from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday in the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. Details: Jerry Martin, 503-481-4885, wilsonvillelibrary.org.

The Wilsonville Public Library hosts weekly family story time sessions at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays. All ages welcome. Bring the family for fun with books, puppets, songs and interactive play. Open to the public. Details: wilsonvillelibrary.org, 503-682-2744.

A Clackamas County Community Playgroup for children and parents will be held for Stafford, Wilsonville and Tualatin area families from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin. Enter at room 109. Open to the public, free to all families with children ages birth to 5 years old. These playgroups have no religious affiliation, and churches and community centers have donated space for use by Healthy Start/Healthy Families of Clackamas County. Details: 503-655-8601 or facebook.com/Healthy Start-Healthy Families of Clackamas County.

Child Advocates Inc.’s program, Court Appointed Special Advocates, also known as CASA, needs additional volunteers and offers monthly training sessions. CASAs 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 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. Orientations will be from 6 to 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, 1001 Molalla Ave., suite 203. This summer’s remaining orientation date is Aug. 7. Details: 503-723-0521, or casa-cc.org.

The Wilsonville Public Library is hosting “Senior Sundays,” a Sunday book shopping event for those 55 and older between 1 and 4:30 p.m. During that time, seniors receive a 20 percent discount on books sold through the Twice Sold Tales used bookstore. Open to the public. Details: 503-682-2744 or wilsonvillelibrary.org.

New local nonprofit, Northwest Christian Legal Aid, now is offering free legal aid to those in need in Clackamas County. Clinics are held twice a month at the Oregon City Christian Church located at 1179 South End Road. Services available include legal consultations on topics including foreclosure, eviction, landlord/tenant matters, small claims assistance, contract review and other general legal issues. NWCLA serves individuals and families whose income is below 250 percent of the federal poverty level, currently $57,625 a year for a family of four, or who are otherwise unable to access or afford legal services. For more information or to apply for services, contact Northwest Christian Legal Aid at 1-855-524-2132.

There now is a free and confidential support group for survivors of domestic violence meeting from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Fridays at a confidential location in Canby. The group is hosted by Clackamas Women’s Services. For details, contact Allison with CWS at 503-201-2530.

Wilsonville Knit ‘n’ Spin meets each Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Simmons room at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. This is a weekly meeting for all knitters and spinners. All skill levels welcome. Free, open to the public. Details: \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville Friends of the Library meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Rose room at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. The Wilsonville Friends of the Library supports the library and helps enhance its value to the community by raising money and holding events. Details: wilsonville.lib.or.us or contact Greg Martin at 503-682-2744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A free community playgroup in Wilsonville is hosting sessions for parents with children ages birth through 5, with toys and a snack, at Wilsonville United Methodist Church, 7355 SW Wilsonville Road, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday. Meet new friends and socialize your child. Sponsored by Healthy Start of Clackamas County. Details: 503-655-8601.




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