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American Legion breakfast benefits Girls State

The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a breakfast from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to benefit the Girls State program Sunday, Dec. 29, at the Legion hall, 424 NW First Ave.

Meal offers a choice of bacon, chicken fried steak, sausage or ham, hot cakes, hash browns, eggs to order and English muffin. Beverages are included.

Cost is $6 for adults with children ages 10 and under $3.

Use the Fir Street entrance.

Book Garden looking for variety of donations

The Book Garden is a nonprofit bookstore located inside Canby Public Library and run by Friends of the Library. It is open during regular library hours and sells gently used books, DVDs, CDS, audio books and magazines.

All proceeds support library programs and activities. Friends of the Library is looking for donations of gently used materials throughout the year, but especially during this Christmas season. All donations are tax deductible.

Annual lighting display near Colton continues on

The Aspen Meadows Celebration of Lights will run through Dec. 29, beginning each night at 5 p.m. at 24232 S. Upper Highland Road in Colton. Each year the free event features more than 150,000 lights, children’s activities, carolers, live concerts, indoor warming area and refreshments.

For more information, call Amy Drahota at 503-784-7596, Johannah Wong at 971-409-9288 or visit the website at www.aspenmeadowlights.com.

Library speaker will talk local information Jan. 28

The Canby Public Library will present “Yesterday’s News: The Future of Local Information” by Michael Andersen Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free.

For more information, call 503-266-3394 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Local woman will discuss hiking Spanish trails

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Tracey Meck will give a presentation on her recent 300-mile hike along the Camino de Santiago (the Way) in Spain on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 7 p.m. Meck, a board member for Canby nonprofit Wilderness International, shared the trail with her 72-year-old mother and 80-year-old friend. Wilderness International is hosting the event at the Canby Adult Center.

For more information, call Russ Hall, executive director, at 503-593-0199 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

First Baptist planning New Year’s Eve event

First Baptist Church will have its second annual New Year’s Eve celebration and fireworks display Tuesday, Dec. 31.

The celebration will begin at 8 p.m. with the fireworks at 9 p.m. The celebration will continue until midnight and includes games, movies, open gym, food and fellowship.

The church is at 1095 N. Maple St. For more information, call Lee Wiegand at 503-939-7001.

Music classes taking registrations now

Willamette Valley Music Together is accepting registrations for its winter semester of music classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents or other caregivers. Classes will be offered at Frog Pond Church in Wilsonville and Hubbard Chapel in Hubbard, beginning the week of Jan. 7. Call 971-678-6742 to make a reservation.

Baker Prairie sets fundraising bingo night

Baker Prairie Middle School PTSA will hold a bingo night Friday, Jan. 24, from 7-10 p.m. This fundraiser helps with expenses relating to bringing some of the speakers to BPMS such as F.W. deKlerk, Lopez Lomong and the speakers before the merger with Ackerman Middle School —Minnijean Brown, Mrs. Kim Dae Jung, first lady of South Korea and Arun Gandhi.

A 12-game pack is $10 and children under the age of 18 are $5.

Canby Adult Center in need of senior meals drivers

The Canby Adult Center is in urgent need of volunteer drivers to deliver lunchtime meals to homebound seniors in the Canby area. There are routes available for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Approximate time commitment is 1.5-2 hours, using your own vehicle.

The CAC will provide lunch and mileage reimbursement if needed. Background check required – CAC will provide and process the paperwork.

Stop by the Canby Adult Center to pick up an application at 1250 S Ivy St.

For more information, call 503-266-2970.

Creative expression helps with child development

Canby Community Education offers a class that will explore creative expression, both theories and effects on development of the “whole child” Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Ackerman School library.

It will reflect on opening the spectrum of creative expression offered to their student-child. Instructor will be available after class to offer participants an opportunity for extended questions or personal one-on-one questions.

Cost is $30 and participants must pre-register with Canby Community Education.

Class looks at opportunities for today’s students

Canby Community Education offers a class that talks about children and the sedentary lifestyle Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Ackerman School library. Sedentary activity is on the rise as technology reduces the need to move.

Physical activity continues to be minimized in academic settings. Studies show that the increase in sedentary activity is having a detrimental effect on students’ cognition, self-regulation and life span. Explore creative ways to incorporate movement into all curriculum.

Instructor will be available after class to offer participants an opportunity for extended questions or personal one-on-one questions. Cost is $30 and participants must pre-register with Canby Community Education.

Thelma’s Place eyes fundraising night in February

Thelma’s Place will present “The Sound of Music” silent auction-dinner on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 6-10 p.m. at the Willamette Valley Country Club.

The night’s speaker and entertainment will be Dr. Larry Sherman, professor at Oregon Health Sciences University. Sherman has played piano since he was 4 and will give a multi-media lecture and musical performance during the event. He will talk about how music can influence brain function and healthy brain aging. His presentation, “Your Brain on Music,” will focus on newer studies and include music ranging from Beatles to Bach.

Tickets to the event are $50 each and can be purchased online at www.thelmasplace.org or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by calling Kristen Berkey at 503-266-5100 or Tracie Flores at 503-266-3031.

Canby Clinic, Cutsforth’s team up for healthy talk

The Canby Clinic has partnered with Cutsforth's Thriftway for a free health talk workshop the fourth Thursday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Cutsforth’s Town Hall. The next workshop will be Thursday, Jan. 30, and tackle the topic “Weight Loss and Cleansing.”



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