Free social media class focuses on teen use and issues

Canby Telcom will hold a free community class, “Social Media and Teens: What Parents Need to Know,” Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Local social media and app developer Full Bloom Concepts will discuss: how teens communicate online, devices and how they’re used; what apps and programs they are using; and dangers parents should watch for.

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

Shotgun and archery youth day set for local club

The Oregon Hunters Association Pioneer Chapter will hold a Shotgun and Archery Youth Day Saturday at the Canby Rod and Gun Club at 25011 S. Molalla Forest Road.

The event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 18. Activities will include clay target shooting, beginning archery, 20 gauge youth shotgun, raffle, prizes and a hamburger and hotdog lunch.

The shooting range will be open for youths interested in clay target shooting with shotguns. Youth shooters must attend an orientation-instruction class before shooting. Eye and ear protection required at all times for shooters and will be provided along with shotgun and shells. Coaches will be present for one-on-one shooting instruction and safety. A parent or guardian must be present.

A $10 youth range fee includes lunch as does a $15 fee for Boy Scouts shotgun merit badge instruction. Lunch for attendees and spectators will cost $5 per person.

Pre-registration is asked and limited entry on the day of the event.

To register or for more information, call Duane Johnson at 503-829-2912.

Legion offering breakfast for scholarship programs

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

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. Proceeds to benefit the Clackamas County foster care program.

Use the Fir Street entrance.

Canby United Methodist having garden signups

The Canby United Methodist Church’s community garden is taking signups. Interested gardeners can call the church office at 503-263-6419 for garden plot sizes, prices and to get a garden packet.

The community garden is at 1520 N. Holly St.

Canby Police need residents to claim lost, stolen property

The Canby Police Department reminds residents they must file a claim for any unclaimed property within 30 days of its posting on the department website or lose their interest in that property.

Unclaimed property in police possession is listed on the department website on the found/unclaimed property links under News & Announcements.

Those believing some of the property is theirs should call the police property room at 503-266-0761 weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

They should be prepared to provide a detailed description of the property, circumstances of its loss and proof of ownership as necessary. Positive identification is required before property will be released.

Garden plots available at Baker Prairie garden

Garden plots are available at the Baker Prairie Community Garden at Baker Prairie Middle School.

To reserve a 20-by-20-foot plot, call 503-260-5095.

There is a $20 refundable deposit and a $20 yearly fee.

Thelma’s Place offering hanging plant baskets as fundraiser

Thelma’s Place is one again selling hanging baskets as a fundraiser. A 12-inch mixed basket is $23, while a 14-inch basket is $31. Pre-orders are being taken or baskets can be picked up at Country Side Living courtyard at the end of April.

For more information, contact Ellen or Kristen at 503-266-5100 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Swim center summer swim lesson registrations have begun

The Canby Swim Center is taking registration for its summer swim lessons. For more information on the signups, or other swim programs, visit the swim center at 1150 S. Ivy St. or check the website at

Youth running club has resumed workouts twice a week

The Youth Running Club has resumed meeting this spring for kids ages 8-14. It is a free, community-based, recreational running club that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-4:45 p.m. at the Ackerman track. Gretchen Keyser is the Tuesday coach and April Lesher is the Thursday coach. Children are welcome to drop in whenever they can, and parents are welcome to run too. Parents should fill out a permission form in advance (the schools will have them in the main office) or come fill it out on the child's first practice. The season will run through May 22.

For more information, or an electronic permission form, contact coordinator Tracie Heidt at 503-336-3604 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mayor Hodson will speak at prayer breakfast

The 10th Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be held Thursday, May 1, at the Cutsforth’s Town Hall from 6:30-7:30 a.m.

In addition to a free breakfast, visitors will hear Canby Mayor Brian Hodson present a short message and public officials and veterans will be prayed for on the National Day of Prayer. There will be music and a color guard at the event.

For more information, contact Pete Durkee at 503-329-9253.

Free lunch available at The Canby Center Thursdays

The St. Vincent De Paul lunch bus is back in Canby after a six-month break, stopping at The Canby Center every Thursday at noon. The meals are free and open to anyone.

For more information, call the center at 503-266-2920.

Grad party planning ongoing, volunteers sought

The 2014 graduation all night party continues preparations for this year’s event from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. May 30 at Baker Prairie Middle School. Volunteers are sought for a variety of roles.

For more information, visit the website at or contact Brenda Griffin at 503-266-6283 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Local husband-wife vocalists will release second CD

Local husband and wife vocal duo Beth Donnelly and Douglas Feller will release their second CD “My Heart is For You” on Saturday at a multi-media album release concert and party at The First Congregational Church at 1126 SW Park Ave. in Portland.

An after party will take place on the lower level of the venue with a complimentary light buffet. Wine will be available for purchase. Tickets start at $15. Senior and Group rates available. To buy tickets, check the website at

Former NBA player at Molalla Nazarene Church

The Molalla Church of the Nazarene will host retired NBA basketball player A. C. Green as the keynote speaker for the “Turning Up the Heat” youth outreach event on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registration is required. Attendees need to call 971-570-7904 or pick up a registration form in the Nazarene church office at 920 S. Shirley St. The cost is $15 per person. Lunch and a snack will be provided.

St. Patrick plant sale benefits community garden project

A fundraiser plant sale will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27 and May 3-4, in front of the St. Patrick Catholic Church Parish Center at 422 NW Ninth Ave. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Thelma’s to hold fundraising yard and bake sale

Thelma’s Place will hold a yard and bake sale Friday and Saturday, May 2-3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Thelma’s Place is looking for donations to sell for this fundraising event.

The sale will be in the courtyard of Countryside Living at 390 NW Second Ave.

To drop off or arrange pick up of donations, contact Ellen or Kristen at 503-266-5100 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to Thelma’s Place, a nonprofit, are tax deductible. Receipts available upon request.

Hubbard cemetery meeting will be held May 13

The annual membership meeting of the Hubbard Cemetery Association will be held on Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at the Hubbard Fire Station, 3161 Second St. in Hubbard. The agenda will include election of trustees and officers.

Members consist of owners of lots and the descendants of those buried in the Hubbard Cemetery. All members and anyone interested in the cemetery are encouraged to attend.

For more information please call 503-981-4249.

Hope village annual garage sale is in the works

The annual Hope Village garage sale will be held Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event features tools, books, collectibles and more. Lunch will be available.

The sale will be at 1535 S. Ivy St.

Lions Club annual plant sale for May

The Canby Lions Club will hold its annual plant sale Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Canby Cinema 8 parking lot along with the Canby Farmers Market.

The sale will offer many kinds of plant materials. Proceeds go to the Canby Lions Club program such as eyeglasses, hearing aids, scholarships and other local projects.

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