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by: SUBMITTED - FIRST CHOICE: Reindeer Romp and Bullwinkle Bash Dont miss the first Wilsonville Reindeer Romp and Bullwinkle Bash. The event starts Dec. 14 at Town Center Park with a kids dash at 8:45 a.m., followed by the 5K fun run. The party starts at Bullwinkles Family Fun Center as soon as the race is over. Participants who sign up early will receive T-shirts, reindeer antlers, a red nose and a $5 game card for the Family Fun Center. The post-race party includes treats provided by sponsors Bullwinkles, Lambs Thriftway, Costco, Fred Meyer and Golazo. Sign up the whole family today at ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec. Cost is $5 for early registration, $10 the day of the event.

COMMUNITY

Dec. 11

A Wilsonville Community Immunization Clinic offering flu and tetanus vaccine will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Wood Middle School, 11055 SW Wilsonville Road. Bring any immunization records you have to the clinic. Vaccines will be provided free of charge to children with no health insurance or children with insurance that does not cover the cost of immunizations. A parent or guardian must be present to sign an authorization form for children younger than age 15. Details: 503-655-8799.

Dec. 13

A drawing for a holiday quilt raffle will be held at lunch on Dec. 13 at the Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 SW Wilsonville Road. Until then, tickets are available at the community center for $1 each or six for $5. It’s open to the public. Details: 503-682-3727.

Tyler Gresham of West Linn performs in George Fox University’s annual Christmas concert, “Tell the Good News,” which will feature performances Dec. 13-15 in Bauman Auditorium on the university’s Newberg campus. Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14 and at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Preconcert music will be offered 45 minutes before each performance. Tickets are $12 adults, $8 seniors and George Fox alumni, and $6 students and children. Tickets available at music.georgefox.edu.

Dec. 14

Don’t miss the first Wilsonville Reindeer Romp and Bullwinkle Bash. The event starts Dec. 14 at Town Center Park with a kids dash at 8:45 a.m., followed by the 5K fun run. The party starts at Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center as soon as the race is over. Participants who sign up early will receive T-shirts, reindeer antlers, a red nose and a $5 game card for the Family Fun Center. The post-race party includes treats provided by sponsors Bullwinkle’s, Lamb’s Thriftway, Costco, Fred Meyer and Golazo. Sign up the whole family today at ci.wilsonville.or.us/parksandrec. Cost is $5 for early registration, $10 the day of the event.

Boones Ferry Concerts at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 8818 SW Miley Road, Wilsonville, presents the Mike Strickland Duo on Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The music will be warm and evocative of the feelings of the season. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Visit boonesferryconcerts.org for information and tickets.

This winter Oregon State Parks in association with Friends of Historic Champoeg will present a series of live demonstrations, presentations and talks about the history, people and crafts of the 19th and early 20th century at Champoeg. The events will run from noon to 3 p.m. Each talk will run 40 minutes with a 20 minute break between. Visitors can come for a specific topic or stay for all three. The dates are Dec. 14, Jan. 18, Feb. 15 and March 15. Each event is free with the purchase of a $5 per vehicle day-use parking permit or a state parks season pass. This month will cover Joe Meek, Kalapooya basketry and trapper kits. For more information, call 503-678-1251 or visit champoeg.org.

West Linn Community Chorus will present “A Season of Lights” at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at Mary’s Woods Chapel, 17400 Holy Names Drive in Lake Oswego. Under the direction of Tina Paradiso, the 80-member choir will present classical and contemporary songs of Christmas and Hanukkah. A program special highlight will be the singing of a mash-up version of “Hallelujah/Jingle Bells.” Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Children 5 and younger are admitted free of charge. Purchase tickets at the door or online at boxofficetickets.com or westlinnchorus.org.

Dec. 15

MOMS Club of West Linn invites families to the 11th annual Santa Brunch fundraiser at the Oregon Golf Club on Dec. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your children for photos with Santa, police and fire truck tours, keepsake crafts including gingerbread houses, face painting, ornament making and more. The brunch will include a continental breakfast, coffee and peppermint milkshakes. Fundraising includes a silent auction with a variety of items as well as a raffle. Tickets are $10 (children 2 and younger are free) in advance and includes the all crafts and activities, food and drink. Purchase tickets at: momsclubofwestlinn.org. Admission is $12 at the door (credit cards accepted with small additional service fee). The event raises funds and awareness for Clackamas Women’s Services.

Dec. 17

Santa Claus will visit the Kyle Bunch Agency on Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The public is invited to come have their pictures taken with him for free. There will also be hot cocoa and candy canes. The office is located at 30240 SW Parkway Ave., suite 200, Wilsonville.

Dec. 18

The Wilsonville Public Library will host the Great Conversation Discussion Group for adults at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, for those wishing to explore philosophy and books. Those interested in the “big questions” of life will want to join the discussion of how modern-day issues are reflected and illuminated by classic books. Free, open to the public. Next session is Dec. 18. Details: Adult Services Librarian Greg Martin, 503-682-2744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Dec. 19

“A Homegrown Christmas” featuring local musicians Michele Van Kleef, Naomi LaViolette and Christina Cooper will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 and 6 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Open to the public, all ages. $5 in advance, $5 day of show. Details: mcmenamins.com/wilsonville.

The city will host a Holiday Fun Fest on Dec. 19 at the Wilsonville Community Center, 7965 SW Wilsonville Road, at 4 p.m. Get a photo taken with Santa, build a gingerbread house and enjoy holiday music, hot cocoa and treats. The cost is $5 per gingerbread house built.

Dec. 25

All city offices and the Wilsonville Public Library will be closed Dec. 25.

Jan. 11

Registration is now open for the 2014 Sandelie Mud Run on Sandelie Golf Course, located at 28333 SW Mountain Road, West Linn. The event date is Jan. 11, and the race is limited to the first 250 entries. All race course conditions will be provided by Mother Nature and no extra mud or obstacles will be added. There will be a 5K and 10K event and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. To register, visit sandeliemudrun.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a paper entry. Details: 503-655-1461.

POLITICS

The city of Wilsonville and consulting firm ECONorthwest are working to craft an urban renewal strategic plan for the city. This process will examine existing urban renewal plans and possible future urban renewal areas. To accomplish this, a task force will meet in open session from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 Town Center Loop East. Details: Kristin Retherford, economic development manager, 503-570-1539 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Wilsonville Planning Commission will meet Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East, Wilsonville. The agenda includes housing needs analysis, a residential lands study report, planning commission work program and recognition of Planning Commissioner Ray Phelps.

The city will host a Canyon Creek Road extension open house Dec. 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop East, Wilsonville. This meeting will discuss early design thoughts on the project and allow input from citizens living near the project area.

The Dec. 16 Wilsonville City Council meeting has been canceled. The next scheduled meeting is Jan. 6.

FAITH

A live Nativity scene has become a Christmas tradition at Attrell’s Funeral Chapel, 207 Villa Road, Newberg. The scene includes life-size mannequins playing the parts of Mary, Joseph and the Christ child along with a live donkey and two sheep. Children can also push a button and hear a reading of the Christmas story. Staff members of the chapel erect the stable, decorate it with fir boughs and trees and then care for the animals from Dec. 12 through Dec. 25. The sheep and donkey are loaned from local residents. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

A Women of Worth luncheon will be held Dec. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin. Women of Worth is a monthly luncheon for women ages 50, 60, 70 and better. Enjoy a meal and hear from this season’s speaker, Becky Herbst, whose topic is “The Wonder of Rest.” Open to the public, tickets are $15. For tickets or details, call Barb Signalness at the church 503 638-5900 or email Mary Boehr at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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

Henson Orthodontics is donating personal hygiene products to the Wilsonville Food Pantry and is seeking donations. People are asked to drop of products like shampoo, razors, tissues, mouth wash and body soap at 29585 SW Park Place, suite F, in Wilsonville, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday until Dec. 23. For every three items you donate, you will receive a ticket to be entered in a drawing for a ski pass to Timberline. For more information, call 503-582-8212.

“Buy a Tree, Save a Dog” is a Christmas tree fundraising event held by Operation Safe Canine Animal Rescue (OSCAR), a nonprofit based in the Portland metro area. Organic noble firs are for sale for $20 and up at Aurora Colony Vineyards, 21338 Oak Lane NE, Aurora. The tree stand is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit oscarsavesdogs.org.

If you or someone you know is interested in adopting a family this holiday season, then Compassion in Action of Clackamas County is looking for you. CIACC is a nonprofit organization that connects private individuals, businesses, local churches and service organizations to needy families in the Wilsonville community that are in need of a complete meal and/or toys this holiday season. Referrals come from many social service agencies in Clackamas County. To become involved, contact Darlene Fritsche at 503-632-0562 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Make business connections before starting your work day. The Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce Morning Spark networking event is open to all members of the chamber of commerce. Nonmembers may attend two events before joining the chamber. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at various locations around town. Visit wilsonvillechamber.com to get specific location details.

The Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce Last Call Business After Hours networking event is open to all members of the chamber. Nonmembers may attend two of these events before joining the chamber. The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. at various locations. Visit wilsonvillechamber.com to get specific location details.

A community playgroup is held at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin, on Fridays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The free group is open to parents and children 5 and younger. For more information, call 503-655-8601.

A weekly trivia event is held Wednesdays at the BooneTown Bistro and Bar, 24925 SW 95th Ave., Wilsonville, inside the Holiday Inn. It is held at 7:30 p.m. with accompanying drink specials, prizes and trivia. It’s free and open to the public. Details: 503-682-5593 or boonetownbistroandbar.com.

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 years old and up from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the year. Cost is $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.




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