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Planned events occurring throughout the Canby region during the next several weeks

Local woman sets musical evening before collegeSUBMITTED PHOTO - Samantha Owings

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 perform classical, religious music from 6 p.m. 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.

Free class to look at Microsoft Word basics

There will be a free community class that will review Microsoft Word basics on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and then again from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the DirectLink training building, 150 SE Second Ave. in Canby.

A technical expert will guide attendees through document creation, page setup, tables, formatting, adding fonts, working with images and more. There will also be a question and answer time for topics not covered. Take a laptop if you wish.

RSVP by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-266-8111.

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.

Additionally, there will be the annual talent show, Golden Wedding Game, barbecue dinners in the grove and it all gets started with the annual Kiwanis Kiddie Capers Parade Tuesday morning.

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 www.clackamas.us/fair/fair.html.

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 www.clackamasrep.org/ 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 season

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 www.dahlias.com/annualdahliafestival.aspx.

Imagination library enrollment looking for children

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. It's a free gift, with no cost or obligation to the family, although you are asked to notify the program if your address changes. Online enrollment is available at imaginationlibrary.com, or registration forms are available at the Canby Kiwanis Thrift Store and the Canby Public Library.

Canby Farmers Market runs through Sept. 30

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 www.thecanbyfarmersmarket.com/.

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

Zoar Lutheran continues Tuesday meal program

Zoar Lutheran Church holds a Canby Community Dinner every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The meal is for those who need a helping hand, as well as those who want to visit and enjoy companionship while having a meal.

Meals are prepared by Zoar members and once a month by the Canby Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Canby Kiwanis members do the cleanup. There is also a "take-a-way table" with vegetables and fruits for guests to help themselves to.

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.

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