Local events and activities

by: SPOKESMAN PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The WHS cast of 'Little Women' is shown here taking part in last week's homecoming parade. 'Liitle Women' opens Thursday night with a 7 p.m. show in the  WHS Auditorium.


“Jane Austen’s Lesser Half: Lesser Known Works” is an eight-week study of the lesser known Jane Austen novels taught by retired Washington State University professor John Ehrstine. Classes are held each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., with the next class on Oct. 9 in the Rose and Oak rooms at the Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. The class will examine “Northanger Abbey,” “Mansfield Park” and “Persuasion,” Austen’s most radical story. Films of each will be shown. Cost is $40, open to the public. Texts available at a discount. Details: 503-682-2744,

A weekly Humpday Trivia event is held Wednesdays at the BooneTown Bistro & Bar, 24925 SW 95th Ave., in North Wilsonville inside the Holiday Inn. It is held at 7:30 p.m. with accompanying drink specials, prizes and trivia fun. Free, open to the public. Details: 503-682-5593 or

The Wilsonville Rotary will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 SW Parkway Ave., Wilsonville. Torre Chisholm, the athletic director at Portland State University, will update the audience on the state of athletics at that institution. Included will be PSU’s plans to market itself and its athletic program in the future.Details:

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 Oct. 10, 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

Pest management workshops for landscape and nursery professionals are being held at 9 a.m. every Thursday during the month of October at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center, 15210 NE Miley Road. The next class is Oct. 10. For more information or to register, call Judith Kowalski at 503-678-1264.

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host Turtle, Reisch and John Koonce for a concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 10. Free, open to the public. Details:

The Aurora Colony Museum will celebrate its 50th anniversary of opening with “Celebrating Our Golden Memories,” a nine-day quilt show lasting running Oct. 11 through Oct. 20. The museum is located at 15018 Second St. NE in historic Aurora. The quilt show is open daily during that span from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 per person, groups of 10 or more are $5 each and students $2. All proceeds benefit the Old Aurora Colony Museum exhibits and ongoing historical research. Enter to win the “Golden Memories” quilt created from the winning entries from last year’s quilt block contest. Details: or 503-678-5754.

The Wilsonville Theater Company’s production of Tom Dudzik’s “Miracle on South Division Street” continues at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Frog Pond Grange Hall, 27350 SW Stafford Road. There also will be shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 12, as well as shows at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 and 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets $8 students and seniors, $10 adults, available at the door, at the Wilsonville Fred Meyer or at Details:

Stream Global Services will host an on-site job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at its new Wilsonville operations center at 9275 SW Peyton Lane. Stream Gobal is looking to fill more than 300 positions during October and November in sales, technical support and customer service to represent three of the company’s leading global clients. Details: or

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District’s CREST Farm Open House and Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the CREST Farm, 7151 SW Boeckman Road. Free, open to the public. Activities will include making fresh apple cider, touring the farm, meeting the farmer, seed saving and fruit and veggie tasting. Each family can take home some free gourds. Middle school farm interns will be selling farm fresh flowers and vegetables. There will be live bluegrass music.

The third annual Zombie Apocalypse Trail Run will be held from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Heiser Farms in Dayton. This race is unlike any in the nation, with participants chasing each other in an apocalyptic setting and theatrics along the race course to thrill and scare. Participants register as either a zombie or survivor. Survivors receive a belt with two flags on it and a two-minute head start. After that, a hoard of zombies are unleashed and chase after survivors to “infect” them by grabbing their flags. Open to the public, fees/admission range $15-$50. Details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wilsonville High School Cheer invites kindergarten through eighth-grade students to attend a one-day fall cheer clinic starting at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at Wilsonville High School, 6800 SW Wilsonville Road. Registration opens that day and the camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn material to be performed at halftime of the upcoming Wilsonville High School varsity football game Oct. 18. Participants will receive a T-shirt and free admission for one parent to the game. Cost is $20 per participant. Further information and registration forms can be found at

The Clackamas County Master Gardeners will host Monica Maggio at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellog Creek Drive, Milwaukie. Maggio will present “Fruit Trees 101: 10 Things to Know When You Grow.” Want to learn how to grow your own fruit? Learn some great tips and techniques to help you get started with Maggio, former arboretum manager for the Home Orchard Society. Free, open to the public. Details: 503-653-8100.

The Aurora Butteville Barlow Community Planning Organization is holding an emergency preparedness presentation for members at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Room 207 at the Clackamas Community College Wilsonville campus, 29353 SW Town Center Loop East. Greg Leo, a director of the Aurora Fire District Board and West Livaudais, a vascular surgeon, and advisor to the Disaster Committee of the American College of Surgeons, will discuss ways that individuals and households can prepare for disasters and other interruptions of public services.

The State of Oregon has recently released The Oregon Resiliency Plan, which indicates longer service recovery times than generally thought in wake of a major earthquake or other major event. Free, open to the public. Details: Bernice Ivey, 503-678-3383.

The Wilsonville Public Library will host a Great Books Discussion Group from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Rose room at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. Free, open to the public. This group covers philosophy and the “big questions” of life. Enjoy a roundtable discussion of how modern-day issues are reflected and illuminated by the great Western classic books. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month. Ask the library for a current reading list. Details: Greg Martin, 503-682-2744 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Wilsonville Rotary will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 at Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 SW Parkway Ave., Wilsonville. Gretchen Jordan, coordinator of volunteers for the Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman for the state of Oregon, will be present to raise the level of awareness about the need for long-term care for the aging population and to take special note of pertinent issues. Details:

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host Wilsonville singer-songwriter Naomi LaViolette for a concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 17. Free, open to the public. Details:,

Boones Ferry Concerts presents Ronn McFarlane, a Grammy-nominated lutenist, live in concert at 7:30 Oct. 19 at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 8818 SW Miley Road. MacFarlane will play the most popular instrument of the Renaissance in the second Boones Ferry Concert this season. He gave up his guitar career in 1978 to play the lute, and since then has played in the Baltimore Consort and as a soloist throughout the U.S. and internationally. He has more than 30 recordings of Elizabethan and classical music, but his 2009 Grammy nomination was for “Indigo Road,” a recording of his own compositions. Tickets/details: or 503-982-4825.

The Wilsonville Meridian United Church of Christ, better known as the Frog Pond Church, will host its Fall Jazz Evening from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 at the church, 6750 SW Boeckman Road. Internationally acclaimed musical artists Ron Steen, Shirley Nanette and Loveness Wesa will perform. Buy tickets at Children younger than 12 are free with paid adult. There will be food, silent and live auctions and a raffle. This is a fundraiser for the historic 135-year-old church. Attendees are asked to bring two canned food items for the Wilsonville Food Bank. Details:, 503-682-0339.

Come enjoy the city of Wilsonville’s Fall Harvest Festival from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Stein-Boozier Barn at Murase Plaza. This event will feature pumpkin decorating (while supplies last), horse and wagon rides, music, story time with the library and a costume parade. Bring a canned food donation for the local food bank. Open to the public. Details: Brian Stevenson, parks and recreation, 503-570-1523.

The Wilsonville Rotary will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 SW Parkway Ave., Wilsonville. Larry Wood, executive director of Evergreen Aviation Museum will share the history and development of the Spruce Goose and the museum. Details:

The Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, will host singer-songwriter Paul Mauer for a concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 25. Free, open to the public. Details:,

Need a last minute Halloween costume? Create your own unique costume at the Wilsonville Theater Company’s costume sale Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Frogpond Grange Hall, 27350 Stafford Road, Wilsonville. There will be a large selection of costume pieces, hats, masks, fabric and other bits used in prior plays. Cash or checks only. 

“Written in Stone: Stories of Wilsonville’s Dearly Departed” will be the subject of a Wilsonville History Night, set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Wilsonville McMenamins Old Church, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road. Charlotte Lehan, former mayor of Wilsonville and president and webmaster of Pleasant View Cemetery, will be the speaker. Lehan will talk about how Wilsonville has no cemeteries, but residents have been living and dying here since the 1840s. Co-sponsored by the Wilsonville Public Library and Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society, the Oregon Encyclopedia and McMenamins. Free, open to the public, all ages. Details:, or

Ever thought of writing a novel, but didn’t know where to start? Are you looking for motivation to write that great (or not so great) American novel? Then National Novel Writing Month is for you. Join the Wilsonville Public Library on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. for National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) kick-off. Learn how to write a novel in 30 days, and then start preparing for your novel. Nanowrimo events continue through November. Details: Andrea Erickson, 503-570-1593 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Wilsonville Rotary will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 31 at Al Kader Shrine Center, 25100 SW Parkway Ave., Wilsonville, to discuss club business. Details:


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 sessions Oct. 17 from 6 to 7 p.m.; and Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. All task force meetings will be held in the Willamette River conference rooms 1 and 2 at Wilsonville City Hall, 29799 Town Center Loop East. Public input will be accepted at an open house Oct. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the city council chambers at city hall, following the task force meeting. 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..

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