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November 2021 in-person events calendar

    3 to 6 p.m., Annual Christmas Preview Event, Open House Ministries’ Second Hand Solutions thrift store, 915 W. 13th St, Vancouver, Wash. 98660. Discounts, door prizes, hot cider, coffee and cookies.  360-735-5943 or amanda.goforth@sheltered.or
    7 p.m., Christian political commentator and attorney David French speaking, Bauman Auditorium on George Fox University’s Newberg campus.  Topic is “Jesus Loves Your Political Enemies, and America Needs You to Love Them Too.” French is a senior editor and columnist for Time magazine. Free admission. civility@georgefox.edu
    6 to 7:30 p.m., Lebanon After 5 Connection dinner and program, Ma’s Restaurant, 2416 S. Santiam Hwy., Lebanon 97355. Theme this month is “Clutter Buster.”  Special feature by Jesse Lopez of Queen Bee Organizing in Corvallis, on how to create an environment of harmony, free of the chaos from clutter.  Also guest speaker Barbara Vernoski of Blairstown, N.J., with the ministry Restoring Life Today will share her story of finding joy despite unthinkable heartache and pain. $15.  RSVP to 541-258-6414 or 541-259-1396 or NancyPinzino@comcast.net
    9:30 a.m., Vancouver Women’s Connection monthly brunch, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Wash. 98662.  Theme is “A Salute to the Military and America’s Flag.” Barbara Vernoski of New Jersey, Restoration Life coach and wife of a former fighter pilot, will speak on “Her Life Took Off Once She Used the Right Flight Plan!”  Also a presentation on flag folding by U.S. Army veteran Diane Lewis.  $21. RSVP to 360-835-5268 or vancouverwa.wcon@gmail.com
    11:30 to 1 p.m., Salem Leadership Foundation’s monthly CaN (Churches as Neighborhood) Centers luncheon, Life Church, 255 College Drive N.W., Salem 97304.  Topic is “Stories from Our Sites.” salemlf.org
    7 to 9 a.m., Clark County Prayer Breakfast, Vancouver Hilton, 301 W. Sixth St,. Vancouver, Wash. 98660.  Speaker is Patrice Tsa-gue of Nehemiah Project International Ministries and Kingdom Business Coaching.  $40. clarkcountyprayerbreakfast.com
    Couples Conference with Jim Burns, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center.   Burns is the President of HomeWord and the executive director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University in California. 800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    6 to 9 p.m., Mission ConneXion Northwest presents Student ConneXion for middle and high school students, first of two consecutive days, GracePointe Church,  10750 SE 42nd Ave, Milwaukie 97222.  Continues 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.  Theme is “You In?”  Speakers include Portland-area pastors Ashley Bell, Justin Speerstra and Cameron Heger, and missionary and author Ann Dunagan.  studentconnexion.org
    7 p.m., Upward Trails ministry hike from Gabriel Park to Woods Park in the Portland area.  Begins at Gabriel Park, then through the Multnomah District, and south to the trails of Woods Park and back. About 6 miles of hilly roads and trails with one long staircase. 503-668-8950 or upwardtrails.org
    Sharing Hope in Christ, a seminar presented by the chaplaincy program of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Living Hope Church, 2711 N.E. Andresen Road, Vancouver, Wash. 98661.  360-907-4319 or larryprice101@yahoo.com
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Book signing by author and teacher O. Virginia Philllips, founder of the ministry Women, Men and Youth of Purpose International, Restoration Outreach Community Center, 8333 N. Ivanhoe, St., Portland 97203. Phillips will present her new series of books, Living in the Kingdom Culture. 503-443-2007.
    7 p.m., Revive Ministries presents Girls Night Out, Tigard campus of Northwest Christian Church, 13405 S.W. Hall Blvd.,Tigard 97223. Tickets $25, or $22.50 each for groups of five or more./reviveministries.brushfire.com/girlsnightout2021/515493
    International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. christianfreedom.org/idop2021-pr/ or persecution.com
    Morning, Upward Trails ministry’s “Short Sunday Stroll” on a section of the Banks-Vernonia Trail that goes across the high Buxton Trestle.  A 3- to 4-mile hike with about 200-foot elevation gain. 503-522-7205 or upwardtrails.org
    5 p.m., Dude Perfect on tour, Moda Center, Portland. Premierproductions.com
    1:30 to 3:15 p.m., Northwest Baptist Convention Women’s Missions Celebration and Dessert, Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Hwy. 99 S.W., Centralia, Wash. 98531.  Theme is “Relentless.”  360-882-2100 or nwbaptist.org
    Northwest Baptist Convention’s annual convention, first of two consecutive days, Great Wolf Lodge,  20500 Old Hwy 99 S.W., Centralia, Wash. 98531.  Theme is “Prevail.” 360-882-2100 or nwbaptist.org
    9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wycliffe Fellowship’s annual Day of Prayer event, Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, 5101 S.E. Thiessen Road, Milwaukie 97267. Includes lunch. 503-309-1084 or 503-757-5298.
    Veterans Day.  Honoring all who have served in our nation’s armed forces.
    Country Mouse Holiday Market, first of three consecutive days, Oregon Christian Convention conference grounds, 5605 Jubilee Drive S.E., Turner 97392. 503-743-2101 or www.oregonchristianconvention.org/events/country-mouse-holiday-market-2021
     10:30 a.m., Corban University Theater Department’s fall play Remember My Name, first of six performances this month, Psalm Performing Arts Center on campus, 5000 Deer Park Drive S.E., Salem 97317.  This is the story of a young girl’s survival in war-torn France and the bravery of those who risk their lives to protect her.  Also at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, 13, 19 and 20 and 2 p.m. Nov. 21.  Also viewable online.  go.corban.edu/cf31
    9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Christmas Holiday Bazaar, first of two consecutive days, Hinson Church, 1137 S.E. 20th Ave., Portland 97214. Features handcrafted items, quality arts, baked goods, jams, fudge and some vintage items. Helps support global missions. Bring this calendar listing and receive $1 off any time. mrsz725@hotmail.com
    Mother and Daughter Conference with Renee Crosse, first of three consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center.   Crosse is a wife, mom, grandmother, author and speaker. She has been married to Christian musician and worship leader Clay Crosse since 1990.  As founders of HolyHomes Ministries, they speak at marriage and family conferences around the nation. She also leads women’s bible studies and serves on music worship teams at their home church, FBC Bentonville, Ark., where her husband is worship pastor. 800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    Kids Convention sponsored by the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God, first of two consecutive days, location to be announced. oregonag.org
    7 p.m., Valley-wide Praise and Worship sponsored by Mid-Valley Women of Christ, Life Community Church, 4900 N.W. Hwy 99, Corvallis 97330. Speaker is Andi Buerger, founder of Beulah’s Place and Voices Against Trafficking.  midvalleywomenofchrist.org
    Morning, Upward Trails ministry outing to the summit of Mount Scott in Portland and to six parks. 360-931-0624 or lewald33@comcast.net or go to upwardtrails.org
    11 a.m., “Second Saturday” talk on Biblical paleontology, Mount St. Helens Creation Center, 147 Front Ave. N.W., Castle Rock, Wash. 98611.  Presented by J.D. Mitchell. PowerPoint title is “Trilobites.”  The center’s Dinosaur & Fossil Museum will be open.  Free admission; appropriate for ages 12 and older.  503-665-1072 or mshcreationcenter.org
    6 to 9 p.m. Catch Heaven’s Flame monthly revival meeting sponsored by Hearts of Fire International, The Calling Church, 15640 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Wash. 98682.
    7 p.m., Creation scientist Mark Armitage of Sequim, Wash., speaking, Mount St. Helens Creation Center, 147 Front Ave. N.W., Castle Rock, Wash. 98611.  Armitage will outline how dinosaur soft tissue points to a recent watery catastrophe that impacted the whole Earth. Actual dinosaur bones will be on display and children’s books will be given away.  Free admission; freewill offering taken. 360-274-5737 or mshcreationcenter.org
    FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember for marired couples, first of three consecutive days, Red Lion Hotel on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland 97217. www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
    7 to 10 p.m., The Rescue Story Tour with Zach Williams, We the Kingdom and CAIN in concert, Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin 97062
    Morning, Upward Trails ministry’s choice of outings.  One is a bike ride on the level, paved trails of historic Champoeg Heritage Park near Newberg, and out to Butteville and back. 8.4 miles totsl. $5 for parking. For information, 503-484-7998 or upwardtrails.org.  The other outing is a 3- or 6-mile hike at Prune Hill and Lacamas Lake in Clark County, Wash.  It starts in Camas, Wash. at Grass Valley Park and then moves through two neighborhoods, including beautiful local homes.  After lunch, those who wish to continue can go through paved paths that run through Camas subdivisions to the top of Prune Hill to see views over the Columbia River.   Bring lunch, water and a snack.  For information, 360-931-0624 or lewald33@comcast.net or go to upwardtrails.org
     5:30 p.m., RJW Ministries presents free Thanksgiving dinner followed by country gospel music by Riny Horst and guests, Portland Metro Church, 5004 N.E. Sixth Ave., Portland 97211.  Pastor Jon Hagebusch also will give a brief message. 503-287-4825 or 503-335-3132.
    Thanksgiving Day. A local, state and national holiday encouraging all Americans to show their gratitude for God’s blessings. Some churches will have observances.
    Thanksgiving Conference with Ray Pritchard, first of four consecutive days, Cannon Beach Conference Center.  Pritchard is president of Keep Believing Ministries. For 27 years he pastored churches in Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago, and most recently served at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Ill. 800-745-1546 or cbcc.net
    2 and 6 p.m., 58th annual Portland’s Singing Christmas Tree, first of six performances through early December, Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 N.W. Cornell Road, Portland 97229.  Also at 2 p.m. Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 and 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 4. Featuring new music as well as the return of soloists Katie Harman, Timothy Greenidge, Coral Walterman, Erin Tamblyn, Courtney Temple, and a 200-voice choir and youth cast.  503-557-8733 or www.singingchristmastree.org
    33rd annual Christmas Festival of Lights, first of nightly presentations through Jan. 2, The Grotto, 8840 N.E. Skidmore St, Portland, OR 97220.  Although a Roman Catholic sanctuary, the Grotto each year sees visits by many Protestant and evangelical church groups during the Christmas season.  Described as the largest Christmas choral festival in the world, the walk-through event features during its run more than 160 indoor holiday concerts by school, church and civic choirs. Continuous family entertainment in The Grotto’s plaza area includes outdoor caroling, puppet shows and an assortment of musical guests. 503-261-2400 or thegrotto.org/christmas-festival-of-lights/