Peanut butter drive will spread joy a little longer

Canby Ford will have something a little different going on through June 21 — a peanut butter drive. Canby Ford and the Ford Focus on Hunger program will collect as much peanut butter as possible for the St. Vincent de Paul food bank over the eight days. To donate, bring new, unopened jars of peanut butter to Canby Ford or Cutsforth’s Thriftway during the drive.

For more information, call 503-266-2097.

Post 122 recently completed road cleaning

Canby American Legion Post 122 recently completed its bi-annual road cleanup from Highway 99E to Lone Elder Road. Auxiliary members cleaned from The Lone Elder Store to Macksburg Road and the SAL cleaned from Hope Village to the Lone Elder Store.

For more information about the group’s next cleanup, stop by the Legion hall at 424 NW First Ave.

Poker run set for June 28

The Canby Center is partnering with CMA Wheels of Grace and BBQ Chef Bill to hold a poker run Saturday, June 28, starting at The Canby Center. Snacks and coffee will start at 8 a.m. with bikes out between 9-10 a.m.

The event is $20 per bike, $15 per passenger (both include poker hand and meal), $10 for an extra poker hand, and $7 for an extra meal. The day will include high hand, low hand and door prizes.

For more information, call 503-266-2920 or visit

Friends annual book sale set for July 4

The Friends of the Library will hold its annual book sale Friday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Canby Public Library. Browse through hundreds of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, etc. Proceeds from last year’s sale helped support activities and programs for children and adults, including the Summer Reading Program, Music in the Stacks and Movie Night at the Library.

For more information, call the Library at 503-266-3394.

Strawberry social set for Aurora Colony again

The Aurora Colony will host its 44th Annual Strawberry Social from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Old Aurora Colony Museum.

The event will include strawberry shortcake and live music by the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers and local band New Colonists. Children can build birdhouses. There will be quilting and spinning demonstrations in the Steinbach Log Cabin. Cost is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $6 for children ages 10 and younger.

Event ticket includes admission to the museum where visitors can tour the new exhibit, “A Summer Reunion: 1874 - 2014: The Aurora Colony and the Oregon Trail Pioneers.”

Canby’s Relay for Life is in two weeks

The Canby Relay for Life will be held Saturday, June 28, at the Ackerman Center track.

The parade and opening ceremony will begin at noon, followed by the survivors lap at 12:20 p.m. The luminaria ceremony to remember cancer’s casualties will be at 9:30 p.m. The closing ceremonies will be at 10 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Jan Tatom at 971-219-5247.

The committee is looking for cancer survivors to participate in the survivors lap and a luncheon. Call Gail Crawford at 503-266-6149.

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