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Good Morning Canby offers chance to chat

Good Morning Canby, the business networking event sponsored by the Ambassadors of The Canby Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, at 8 a.m. at Michelle Boren’s American Family Insurance at 259 SW First Ave.

The event is a chance to meet other business people and share information.

Along with a presentation by Boren, there will be door prizes, raffles, giveaways and a light breakfast. Good Morning Canby is held the third Thursday of each month at different business locations in the Canby area.

For more information or to join the Ambassadors, call the chamber office at 503-266-4600.

Thelma’s Place eyes fundraising event Saturday night

Thelma’s Place will present “The Sound of Music” silent auction-dinner Saturday 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.

Steelheader group will meet Thursday night

The Molalla Chapter of the Northwest Steelheaders will meet Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Farmstead Restaurant near Molalla, This month’s guest speaker will be Kirby Cannon, who has adopted the technique of “plunking,” which is the act of using a large weight in a bigger river such as the Columbia or Willamette rivers to keep one's offering in a stationary position from the river bank while targeting salmon or steelhead as they migrate upstream towards their home rivers.

For more information, contact Sam Wurdinger at 503-932-8386.

Canby Adult Center scene of Iwo Jima event

The Canby-Aurora VFW 6057 Post-Auxiliary will hold its 19th anniversary celebration of the flag raising at Iwo Jima during World War II Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. at the Canby Adult Center. All veterans groups and service organizations are invited to bring colors and be part of the ceremony. Assembly is at 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast will be served by the adult center immediately after the ceremony. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under.

For more information, contact John Lance, VFW commander, at 503-263-2552.

Sunday breakfast will benefit scholarship program

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

Menu consists of 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.

Canby preschool will offer another open houses

Canby Community Preschool will offer an open house Wednesday, March 5, at the school, 1520 N. Holly St.

For more information, contact registrar Andrea Marshall at 503-709-3857 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information is available on the website at www.canbycommunitypreschool.com

Computer classes set to get started again

The Canby Public Library will offer a free computer skills improvement series.

The classes will begin at 6 p.m. and offer a wide range of topics, including:

Feb. 20 -- Introduction to computers and Word

Feb. 27 -- Navigating the Internet

March 6 -- Create a free email account

March 13 -- Getting to know Social Media

For more information, visit http://canbylibrary.org/