The latest upcoming and reoccurring events taking place in the Canby region in the days and weeks ahead.

Local woman sets musical evening before college

Samantha Owings will have a farewell concert on Aug. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Meridian School, 27905 S. Meridian Road in Aurora. Owings is headed to BYU for college. She will do classical religious musica form 6 to 7 p.m., folk and Celtic/Irish music from 7 to 8 p.m., and original music with jazz from 8 to 9 p.m., all using a harp, keyboard and her singing voice. A lawn chair is suggested.

For more information, call 503-651-2270 or 503-419-7074.SUBMITTED PHOTO - Samantha Owings will hold a farewell concert on Aug. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Meridian School in Aurora, located at 27905 S. Meridian Road in Aurora. For more information, call 503-651-2270 or 503-419-7074.

Canby Community Theatre slates 'Mary Poppins' production

Canby Community Theatre will present "Mary Poppins" on stage Aug. 4-5 at the Richard R. Brown Fine Arts Center in Canby.

Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday, and 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Cost is $12 for all seats. Tickets are available at Cutsforth's Thriftway, at the door, or online at

Zion Mennonite sets special sing service

Zion Mennonite Church will hold a 'Hymn Sing" worship service on Sunday, Aug. 6, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at 6124 S. Whiskey Hill Road. Zion has a long tradition of A cappella singing and this service will include favorite song requests and familiar hymns.

For more information, call 503-651-2274.

Youth golf clinic set for Frontier Golf

The Summit Golf Foundation will hold a special golf clinic for youth on Monday, Aug. 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Frontier Golf in Canby. The clinic will feature "the three keys:" grip, posture and tempo, as well as teach life skills and toss in plenty of fun.

Tours of NWREC facility offered at end of each month

The North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) is offering tours of their experimental farm near Aurora.

The tours will be the last Friday of each month from through September. All tours run from 2 to 4 p.m. and are open to anyone. The tours are free.

The purpose of the program is to share the work at NWREC with anyone interested in agriculture, farming, and food production in the region. Call the Center at 503-678-1264 to let the office know you will be coming out.

Tour dates at the NWREC are Aug. 25, and Sept. 29. Tours begin in the main parking lot at 2 p.m.

Adult center sets party for retiring Suzie Voss

The Canby Adult Center will celebrate Suzie Voss, the center's food services manager, for her 30 years of service to the senior community of Canby with a party on Friday, Aug. 4, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the adult center, 1250 S. Ivy St. Light refreshments will be served.

Fair and rodeo set annual kickoff party for Aug. 5

The Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo kickoff party will be Saturday, Aug. 5, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Clackamas County Fair and Event Center. The evening will feature the ribbon cutting ceremony for the announcer's stand, renaming the rodeo arena to the Bob Traverso Arena and more.

The event is free.

Peace Village program set for Smyrna UCC

Smyrna UCC will hold its summer Peace Village for children in kindergarten through sixth grade Aug. 7 to 11 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $25, which includes a Peace Village t-shirt, daily snacks, art supplies, and all other materials.

This curriculum, developed by Peace Village, is offered around the world in a number of sites. There are 11 Peace Camps in Oregon, and this is the only one in the Canby/Molalla area.

For more information about Peace Village, Inc., visit them at For a registration form for Smyrna's Peace Camp, go to Registrations are due by July 28.

Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo coming up

The Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo returns with all the things fairgoers have come to love about the event, plus a little something different.

This year's fair runs Aug. 15-19 at its Canby location, but for the first time in quite a while, will not be open on Sunday. This year's fair and rodeo runs Tuesday through Saturday.

As always, the fair will feature a large list of vendors and plenty of entertainment and special exhibits. And in conjunction, the Canby Rodeo will deliver plenty of PRCA action at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.

For more information, check the website at

Clackamas Repertory sets new production for August

The Clackamas Repertory Theatre will hold the production "The Melody Lingers On," by Irving Berlin each weekend through Aug. 27 at the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College.

The shows will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with Sunday featuring a 2:30 p.m. matinee.

Cost is $15 for adults, $36 for adults and $34 for seniors.

For more information, check the website at or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 503-594-6047.

Annual Dahlia Festival gearing up for 2017

This year's Swan Island Dahlia Festival will be held Saturday through Monday, Aug. 26-28 and Sept. 2-4 at the Canby facility.

Indoor displays will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with field hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will demonstrations and classes, as well as food and beverages. Live music will be from noon to 4 p.m. each day.

For more information, check the website at

Imagination library enrollment looking for children to sign up

Children from birth until their fifth birthday who live in the Canby School District can receive a free book by mail each month through Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Canby Kiwanis is sponsoring this ongoing program to foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime, and encourages parents to enroll their children from birth. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home.

Sign-ups are at the Canby Kiwanis Thrift Store and the Canby Public Library.

New season of Canby Farmers Market continues through September

Canby Farmers Market runs each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along NW First Avenue, between Holly and Ivy streets.

This year's market will feature 25 vendor booths, live music, face painting, wine tasting, fresh produce, kettle corn and much more. For more information or to find out about being a vendor, check the website at

This year's market will run every Saturday through Sept. 30.

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