SEPTEMBER CALENDAR: Studio grand opening, Stefano Iaboni, Dance Dance Oregon City

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DANCE DANCE OREGON CITY — During this Dance Dance Oregon City event, join master folk dancer Heidi Vorst and your neighbors in Oregon City for a free, interactive community dance party featuring dances from Russia, Ukraine and other Slavic/Baltic countries. Lesson included, all ages welcome at 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, at Redland Elementary School. More:

GRAND OPENING — Willamette Falls Studios will host a grand opening celebration from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1101 Jackson St., Oregon City. Explore the remodeled studios, eat cookies made in the new TV-ready kitchen and enjoy live music by Jane Doe (Ellen Whyte and Sonny Hess). Bring your family and friends. For more information, call 503-650-0275 or visit

STEFANO IABONI — Musician, juggler and comedian Stefano Iaboni will perform two free shows at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 on the back lawn of Milwaukie Museum, 3737 S.E. Adams St. Iaboni, who combines magic, juggling, comedy and volunteer participation to create a one-of-a-kind experience, has been a semi-finalist on Italy’s Got Talent and won the best show at Lunathica Festival. Milwaukie Museum will be open before, during and after the performances to create a fun-filled day for all family members. More:

BAUMAN FARMS HARVEST FESTIVAL — Bauman Farms 2023 harvest season calendar includes the Sunflower Festival, Sept. 16; Opening Day, Sept. 23; and Bauman Family Rewards Weekend, Sept. 23-24. Bauman is located at 12989 Howell Prairie Road NE, Gervais. More:

ESTACADA OKTOBERFEST — The Downtown Estacada Commission will offer a day of fall fun, featuring lederhosen, dirndl skirts and pints at Oktoberfest from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 23. The new event will include fun activities for children like pumpkin painting, bike decorating and pie eating, as well as plenty to do for adults, such as live polka music, traditional food and a beer garden. For more information, visit

MUSEUM OF THE OREGON TERRITORY — Brought to you by the Clackamas County Historical Society, this museum is chock-full of exhibits on the local history of Clackamas County, from the Indigenous people who have called this land home for thousands of years, to modern industrial marvels that brought power to Portland. Special exhibits include the Kaegi Pharmacy — a complete pharmacy from the late 1800s and early 1900s — and the Industrial Hall focusing on the many industries of the Willamette Falls area. Open 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Guests who have purchased tickets may stay until 4:30 p.m. As an additional incentive, the museum features excellent views of the Willamette River and the now-defunct Blue Heron Paper Company mill. And this day-trip destination is inexpensive: $8 for adults, $5 for youth, $7 for seniors and veterans are admitted free. The address is 211 Tumwater Dr., Oregon City (

CLACKAMETTE PARK — Clackamette Park lies at the confluence of the Willamette and Clackamas rivers in Oregon City, with easy access from I-205 and 99E. All year, visitors come from miles around to enjoy the many amenities of the 25-acre park, which include a boat launch, walking paths, horseshoe pits, an RV park, a swing set, a skate park and beach access. It’s the perfect place to plan your next family get-together, birthday party, company picnic or special event. The park is at 1955 Clackamette Drive, Oregon City (

END OF THE OREGON TRAIL — Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1726 Washington St., in Oregon City, the End of the Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center is a window into the history of our state. For complimentary admission, check out a Cultural Pass from the Canby Library or one of the Clackamas County Library locations. Find more information and details regarding programs, events and fall exhibits on the website. When you visit, see the center’s new film, “Oregon’s First People” (

PORTLAND THORNS — The Portland Thorns, defending NWSL champs, go for another title while playing home games at Providence Park. The Thorns play these games at home in September: OL Reign, Sept. 16, and San Diego Wave FC, Sept. 30. More:

PORTLAND TIMBERS — Three of the Timbers’ remaining regular-season games are at Providence Park, including two in September: San Jose, Sept. 20, and Colorado, Sept. 23. More:

PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS — The Western Hockey League team opens its season on Sept. 22 at Wenatchee (formerly Winnipeg), the first of three road games to start the season. The season continues into the spring. More:

PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDEN — Visiting from Japan, artist-in-residence Takahiro Iwasaki makes wooden models that look like glitching architectural models, with interlocked pagodas floating in space, on top of an upside-down version of themselves. His works “Nature of Perception” show Sept. 24-Dec. 4 at Portland Japanese Garden, 611 S.W. Kingston Ave. More:

CONCERTS AT ROSE QUARTER — Tickets always go quickly, but you can enjoy some autumn concerts at the Moda Center, such as Arctic Monkeys on Sept. 24 and Sting on Sept. 26 at Moda Center. For a full lineup and ticket information, visit

OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY — Once located alongside the Oregon Zoo in the West Hills, OMSI is enjoying its current location at 1945 S.E. Water Ave. in Portland. OMSI is an educational experience for the whole family. Visit Space Science Hall, the Natural Sciences Hall and the Turbine Hall. Don’t forget the USS Blueback, a submarine located outside OMSI. For more information, go online (

MILO MCIVER STATE PARK — Located along the Clackamas River in Estacada, about 45 minutes from Portland, the park provides various recreational opportunities, including camping through Oct. 31, and plenty of space to explore the river, forest and fields. People can do rafting, canoeing, kayaking, fish at Estacada Lake and go on a self-guided tour of the Clackamas Fish Hatchery. You can hike or ride your horse on miles of trails or bicycle on paved trails and roads. The Riverbend Day-use Area also has a world-class, 27-hole disc golf course. For more, see Milo McIver State Park info at

DAHLIA DELIGHTS — The annual Swan Island Dahlia Festival runs through Sept. 30 at the fields located at 995 N.W. 22nd Ave. in Canby. The event is open Wednesday-Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. Stroll through 40 acres of dahlias. Sunday market is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday. There are classes on dahlia care, painting, yoga, floral design, food carts, face painting and more. More:


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