Oregon City November calendar: Spirits Walk, Diwali celebration and Small Business Saturday


“OUR TOWN”: Clackamas Community College’s fall show will be Pulitzer Prize-winning classic “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday-Friday, Nov. 9-10; 2:30 p.m. on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 11-12; 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16; 7:30 p.m. on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 17-18; and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 18-19 in the Niemeyer Osterman Theatre on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for students and free for students.

MUSIC & MOVEMENT: This class for children ages 0-5 begins Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the Community Room at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams St., and runs each week for six weeks. Enjoy a 25-minute story time followed by 20 minutes of playtime. Registration required; register once for the whole class. Eighteen spots available. More: orcity.org/calendar.

“MOANA” MOVIE: Come to the Oregon City Public Library at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, to watch the movie “Moana” and taste some popular snacks from Hawaii. Limited capacity, pre-registration encouraged. For ages 2-11. More: orcity.org/calendar.

VETERANS CELEBRATION: Veterans and enlisted personnel from any branch of military service are invited to attend a special event in their honor, the annual Veterans’ Assembly on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Gladstone High School. Veterans, active-duty members and their guests, please plan to arrive between 9:40-9:55 a.m. to sign in and visit with students and other guests. The assembly will begin at 10:15 a.m. and conclude by 11:15 a.m. Enjoy a guest speaker, plus music and melodies from the GHS band and choir. Each branch of the service will be honored. RSVP to Stefanie Bell at 503-655-2544 or bells@gladstone.k12.or.us.

HIGH SCHOOL PLAY: The fall play at Gladstone High School is “Trap,” a thriller/suspense documentary-style show recommended for people 12 years old and older. Performances in the school auditorium will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 11. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for students or seniors.

STATEHOOD DISCUSSION: “Getting Ready for Statehood” is the topic of a Nov. 12 discussion at the William L. Holmes House at the Rose Farm, 536 Holmes Lane in Oregon City, during an open house from noon-4 p.m. Admission is by donation, and refreshments will be served. More: mcloughlinhouse.org.

CCC PRESIDENT TO SPEAK: Clackamas Community College President Tim Cook will speak at the Oregon City Business Alliance luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Abernethy Center Ballroom, 606 15th St., Oregon City. The luncheon cost is $25 for OCBA members, $30 for non-members and $35 for all attendees after Wednesday, Nov. 8, which includes payment at the door.

SPIRITS WALK: Join us in celebrating community spirit at this year’s Downtown Oregon City Spirits Walk on Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6-9 p.m. The walk begins at Liberty Plaza, where participants receive a custom glass and special map for the event. Attendees then embark on a self-guided distillery tour visiting up to 15 downtown businesses, each hosting a local distillery. To see a list of downtown businesses, visit: downtownoregoncity.org/directory. Cost: $35.

BINGO NIGHT: Community Bingo Night, hosted by Gladstone Oak Lodge Rotary is returning to the Gladstone Community Center on Friday, Nov. 17. Sales start at 4:30 and bingo starts at 5:30 p.m. Come join us for a burger or bratwurst, beer or wine, and a chance to win up to a $100 cash prize. As always, the Rotary Club partners with a local nonprofit organization, and November’s group will be Agave Dogs Rescue in Beavercreek. Community Bingo Night is held at the Gladstone Community Center the third Friday of each month from 5:30-8 p.m. More information can be found at gladstoneoaklodgerotary.org.

DIWALI FESTIVAL: Visit Oregon City for a day of music, lights, arts, crafts and food to celebrate Diwali. This event is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Pioneer Center, 615 5th St., Oregon City, as partnership among the Oregon City Library, Oregon City Parks & Recreation, Oregon City School District and SoulFlags, and funded by a grant from the Oregon City Arts Commission.

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: On Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25, shop small first! Come shop unique downtown retailers and pick up a free (with purchase) cookie cutter and recipe card (while supplies last), at participating businesses. There will be 12 cookie cutters and recipe cards to collect. Each recipe card will feature a favorite cookie recipe from each business and a special offer on the back. More: downtownoregoncity.org.


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