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Manufacturing businesses are invited to attend “Measure Success, Improve Success, Grow Success: Higher Education and Business Partnerships” at Wilsonville Public Library from 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 2, hosted by the Manufacturing Action and Growth Network. Gain insight on how to make higher education partnerships work for your company from those who have utilized work study and internship programs. For more information, visit wilsonvillechamber.com. Admission is free. Please register.

Child Advocates Inc. is recruiting volunteers to serve as court-appointed special advocates. 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 child(ren) they represent. Their input provides the judge with information that is impartial and independent. Orientations are held once a month from 6 to 7 p.m. at 421 High St., suite 220, Oregon City. Upcoming dates are April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2 and Aug. 6. For more information, visit casa-cc.org or call 503-723-0521.

My Birth Month musicians Dale Russ on fiddle, Johnny B Connolly on accordion and Cary Novotny on guitar will perform April 4 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Winona Grange 271, 8340 SW Seneca St., Tualatin. Tickets are $10 each and the show is open to those 10 and older. For more information, call 503-819-2689 or visit IrishPDX.com.

The Winona Grange is holding a garden party April 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., hosted by the Oregon State University Extension Master Gardeners. Kindergarteners through fifth-graders and parents can learn about home gardening. Bring paper egg cartons to start your own seeds. The free event starts at 10 a.m. with a demonstration on “Composting with Worms” followed with a lesson on “Good Bugs/Bad Bugs.” Master Gardeners will also offer free workshops in the afternoon for adults: “Starting Your Vegetable Garden” at 1 p.m. followed by “Gardening for Bees” at 2 p.m. The grange is located at 8340 SW Seneca St., Tualatin. For more information, call 503-684-5997.

The Northwest Writers and Publishers Association will meet April 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Tualatin Public Library, 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave. Author and editor R.H. Sheldon will speak at 7 p.m. and will review common writing mishaps and discusses ways to address them. Free for NWPA members or students 18 and younger, $10 for guests. For more information, visit northwestwriterspublishers.weebly.com or call Veronica Esagui at 503-913-6006.

Providence is offering a free pain education class designed to help you understand how pain works in the body and brain. Learn how pain originates and functions. Find out how your actions and thoughts can decrease your pain and help you move toward a pain-free life. For registration and more information call 503-574-6595 or visit providence.org/classes. The class will be held at Providence Milwaukie Hospital, 10150 SE 32nd Ave., Milwaukie, on April 9 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and again at Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, 519 15th St., Oregon City, on April 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.

The Favorite 5 Country Farms annual spring tour is set for April 11-13 and April 18-20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Five small farms in the Tualatin/Sherwood/Wilsonville area offer self-guided tours. There will be animals; shops with peonies and perennials, jewelry, garden and home décor; yarn; and art. Cost is a donation to the local food bank. For more information, visit Favorite5CountryFarms.

The New Century Players will perform “Lend Me a Tenor” at Rex Putnam Blackbox Theater, 4950 SE Roethe Road, Milwaukie. This madcap, screwball comedy takes place in London’s West End and is directed by Tony Bump. Performance dates are April 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and April 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $18 and students and seniors are $12. For more information, visit newcenturyplayers.org or call 503-367-2620.

The next concert of the Willamette Falls Symphony Orchestra is April 13 at 3 p.m. in the Oregon City United Methodist Church, 18955 S. South End Road, Oregon City. Tickets are $12 general, $10 for seniors and children 12 and older. Children under 12 are free with an adult. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The orchestra is sponsored by Oregon City community Schools and the Beavercreek Telephone Company.

Providence is offering the class “Changing From the Inside Out: Resolve Emotional Eating” weekly from April 16 through June 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Get to the root of emotional eating patterns with this 10-week program. In a group setting, you will identify thoughts and feelings that create unhealthy patterns of eating and activity. Sharing stories will help you discover the complex path that has led to emotional eating. For registration and more information, call 503-574-6595 or visit providence.org/classes. Cost for Providence Health Plan members $85 and $210 for others.

A Women of Worth luncheon and annual silent auction will be held April 17 at Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin. You can bid on gift baskets as well as planted hanging baskets and potted plants. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for the auction and the luncheon runs from 12:15 to 2 p.m. This is a monthly gathering of women 50, 60, 70 and better. Enjoy a meal and sharing from this season's resident speaker, Becky Herbst, on the topic of "The Wonder of Forgiveness." Open to the public, tickets $12 and after April 13 tickets are $15. For tickets and details, call Kate Schafroth at the church at 503-638-5900 or Mary Boehr at 503-685-9609 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Marquis Wilsonville will hold its annual Egg Hunt for kids from 3:30 to 5 p.m. April 18, at 30900 SW Parkway Avenue, Building B. Free, open to the public. Enjoy the egg hunts, snacks and a fantastic magic show. For more information, call 503-682-2330. 

The Wilsonville Egg Hunt for ages 1 through 11 is set for April 19 at 10 a.m. at the Memorial Park ball fields, 8100 SW Memorial Drive. Prizes and gift baskets will be given away at this free event. For more information, visit bit.ly/PARWVM.

The 2014 Business Expo hosted by Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce at Al Kader Shriners, 25100 SW Parkway, Wilsonville, on April 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. is the south metro region’s biggest business-to-business tradeshow. Compare the latest and greatest products and services and find out what you need to enhance your company’s business practices and customer service. Cost is $5. For more information, visit wilsonvillechamber.com.

 

The Aurora Colony Historical Society will present an evening of music April 26 at 7 p.m. performed by professional musicians under the direction of Andrew Willette, featuring piano, band and choral music made famous by the Aurora Colony from 1856 to 1883. The concert will feature performances by the Aurora Music Scholarship winners of Canby, North Marion and Molalla River School Districts. The concert will be held at Canby High School and proceeds benefit the Old Aurora Colony Museum exhibits, preservation efforts and historical programs. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for student with ID. Make reservations online at auroracolony.org or call Old Aurora Colony Museum at 503-678-5754.

The Clackamas County Master Gardeners will hold their 30th Spring Garden Fair the first weekend in May at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby. There will be activities and services along with the popular 10-Minute University classes. There will also be a food court, free soil pH testing, a free plant check, hourly raffles and a potting station. The fair is May 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $3. For more information, visit cmastergardeners.org.

Champoeg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will dedicate a historical marker for Madame Marie Dorion at the St. Louis Catholic Church on May 10 at 1 p.m. The church is located near the corner of Manning Road in Gervais. Jane Kirkpatrick, author of the “Tender Ties” trilogy about Dorion; Jennifer Gobin-Bailes, a descendant of Marie Dorion; Ellen Hopkins, state regent for Oregon State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and others will speak. Entertainment and refreshments will follow the ceremony.

POLITICS

The Wilsonville City Council will meet for a work session April 7 at 5 p.m. and then hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop E. For more information, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The Wilsonville Development Review Board Panel A will meet April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop E. For more information, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The Wilsonville City Council will meet for a work session April 21 at 5 p.m. and then hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop E. For more information, visit ci.wilsonville.or.us.

The city will hold a waste water treatment plant dedication April 24 at 2 p.m. at the plant, 9275 SW Tauchman Road.

The Wilsonville Development Review Board Panel B will meet April 28 at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 29799 SW Town Center Loop E. For more information, visit 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. .

Calling all women: You are invited to ONE, a women’s community Bible study winter/spring session running through April 30 at Community of Hope Church on Stafford Road. This is a weekly study through the book of Ephesians with worship, teaching and small group time. Child care provided and all women welcome. Details: onebible.webs.com or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

ONGOING

Wilsonville visual artists have a great opportunity to showcase and sell their work at community art festivals and to exhibit your original art at local businesses with the help of the Wilsonville Arts and Culture council. From work hanging in a dental office to a display at the Wilsonville Festival of the Arts, there is usually a spot for you. For more information, contact Theonie Gilmore by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-638-6933. Web: wilsonvillearts.org.

Free tax help is available at the Wilsonville Public Library on Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. through April 12. A volunteer CPA will be at the library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, ready to answer questions and/or help fill out tax forms. Bring all necessary documentation and 2013 tax records. For more information, contact the reference desk at 503-682-2744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A traveling photography exhibit celebrating the legacy of William L. Finley, father of Oregon’s national wildlife refuges, will be on display at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Wildlife Center through August. Hosted by the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Friends of the Refuge and U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Region 1 Cultural Resources Team, the exhibit comprises more than 30 photographs reproduced from original glass plates in the Washington County Museum’s Finley collection. The photographs were taken by Finley and his friend, Herman Bohlman, using large-format cameras after the turn of the 20th century. The refuge is located at 19255 SW Pacific Highway, Sherwood, and the exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week. For more information, go to friendsoftualatinrefuge.org or call 503-625-5944, ext. 227.

The city of Wilsonville and Friends of Trees are looking for volunteers to adopt a portion of the pollinator hedgerow adjacent to the community garden. The hedgerow has a number of established native shrubs and flowers, but advocates want to add additional plants and have individuals assist with weeding. For more information, contact Logan Lauvray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-467-2515. 

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 Community Center hosts weekly tai chi drop-in classes on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. This is an opportunity for tai chi participants to practice their form and postures, as well as to improve balance, flexibility and relaxation. The practice is led by Wes Morris, who studies with the center’s tai chi instructor, James Lusk. There is a $1 fee. The center is located at 7965 SW Wilsonville Road. For more information, call 503-682-3727.

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.

The Wilsonville Knit ‘n’ Spin group meets Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road. This is a friendly, weekly gathering spot for all knitters and spinners. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your spinning wheels or knitting projects. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A weekly trivia event is held Wednesdays at the BooneTown Bistro and Bar, 24925 SW 95th Ave., Wilsonville, inside the Holiday Inn. It starts at 6:30 p.m. with accompanying drink specials, prizes and trivia. It’s free and open to adults, 21 and older. Details: 503-682-5593 or boonetownbistroandbar.com.

Thursday is trivia night at The Beer Station, 8633 SW Main St. Starting at 7 p.m. each Thursday, this gathering offers fun, beer and current events in one location. Details: pdxbeerstation.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 IrishPDX.com.

The McLoughlin House unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is now open to the public following its annual winter closure. Victorian cultural demonstrations resume in March. These hands-on craft and culture demonstrations will take place the second Saturday of the month through October. The McLoughlin House is accessible by free, guided tours that begin at the Barclay House, 713 Center St., Oregon City. The Barclay House is open to the public Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



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