Please remember that the Oregon Golf Association public golf course is strictly for those who pay to play golf. The OGA property is private and is posted


The use of the cart path for jogging, biking, skateboarding or any use other than golf is strictly prohibited.

CRIME TIP: BE WARY OF IRS PHONE SCAM! The Woodburn Police Department has recently been made aware of a telephone scam circulating, just in time for tax preparation season.
The information comes from a local citizen, who is being called by someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Fortunately, the citizen was not fooled by the calls!
The scammer will attempt to obtain personal information and information about finances.
For more on this, click here.

“WOODBURN WATER” SCAM If Caller I.D. says “Woodburn Water” it is a scam. Residents have been calling the City of Woodburn indicating they have received a call from “Woodburn Water” and are being harassed.
The number that shows up on caller I.D. is 727-498-0504 and after investigating it has been determined to be a scam.
The City will not ever ask for personal information over the phone nor will we ask you for payment unless returning a call from a resident.
Anyone with questions about their water bill are encouraged to call the Finance Department at 503-982-5222.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES DO NOT INSTRUCT PEOPLE TO PURCHASE GIFT CARDS – The Woodburn Police Department has recently seen an uptick in telephone scams involving iTunes gift cards. The scam artists have called victims in Woodburn and claimed to either be from the IRS or that the person has won a cash prize. In each case, the victims were directed to purchase iTunes gift cards and then give the gift card codes from the cards to the suspects over the phone.
The WPD cautions residents to not fall for this scam or other similar scams and to remind them that government agencies do not direct people to purchase gift cards. Those you get contacted or suspect a scam should hang up the phone and call the government agency themselves or their local police department.
The Woodburn Police Department also cautions citizens not to fall for anyone advising they are a prize winner where the “winner” has to pay money or make other purchases to redeem their prize.
Contact the WPD at 503-982-2345 for more information.

Beginning classes for 50+ uke enthusiasts will be starting Tuesday, January 10, 2017. As has been our previous classes, beginners will start at 11:00 and to 12:00 noon. The intermediate group goes from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Our classes will be led by “Ida Earley”. She has experience and plenty of talent to see we learn to play and have a wonderful time doing so.

Beginner class will be open for registration for the first 2 weeks of class. There will be another beginners class again starting the 1st of May, and then again in September. You will learn the basics, such as strumming and the primary chords, and you will be able to play dozens of songs.

So come and join the fun in the craft room at the Woodburn Golf and Country Club” on Tuesdays. Hope to see you there!

Adult Trip Enjoying Wine and Tulips – Trip Date is March 30th Wooden Shoe Vineyard is located on 40 acres of gorgeous tulips, home of the Tulip Festival. Enjoy the stunning beauty of vibrant flowers, experience expansive views of the vineyards and distant mountains, and wander through the formal gardens while enjoying a flight of Wooden Shoes Vineyard’s handcrafted wines.
This trip will take place March 30th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $15 for transportation and a flight of wine. Individuals are on their own for food and additional wine.

A Lot Going on at Woodburn Public Library – From Teens to Seniors, WPL Has Plenty to Offer. – The Woodburn Public Library has plenty to offer residents of all ages.
Tuesday, October 4th: Tech Explorers – Join us at Country Meadows Village from 2-3 p.m. for Tech Explorers, a brief lesson on a technology-related subject, followed by time to have your individual questions answered.

The Woodburn Public Library is located at 280 Garfield Street in Downtown Woodburn.

New Fall Story-time Hours – Free Reading Opportunities Each Day – The Woodburn Public Library has new story-time hours for the fall. Each story–time features books and songs, as well as activities and crafts that foster creativity and curiosity. Children of all ages are welcome, and parents are encouraged to participate. Come join us for this free weekly activity.

The New Schedule will be:
Monday – Russian Story-time at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday – Toddler Story-time at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday – Spanish Story-time at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday – Preschool Story-time at 10:30 a.m.
Friday – Russian Story-time at 10:30 a.m.

SMART READERS: – Needed at Nellie Muir, Lincoln or Washington elementary schools in Woodburn. Volunteers will be a reader with K-3rd grade students to help improve their reading skills. Program times vary depending on school, volunteers needed 1 to 2 hours a week. For more information, contact RSVP Coordinator Marta Trinidad at 503-982-5388 or marta.trinidad@ci.woodburn.or.us.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THROUGHOUT WOODBURN – Woodburn Library Individuals are needed to assist at the library as an aide pulling holds from paging lists, loading courier bins, shelf reading and more! Flexible volunteer schedule Monday-Saturday. The library is located at 280 Garfield Street in downtown Woodburn.

WOODBURN HISTORICAL MUSEUM – The museum is located at 455 N. Front Street in downtown Woodburn. Volunteers are needed to help with cataloging, scanning, documenting and giving tours. New projects of improving the building, working with documenting historical pieces and cleaning up the area are coming soon, so there are several projects on the list. In addition, volunteers will have opportunities to give tours, set up window displays, light cleaning at the museum or office duties.

A.W.A.R.E FOOD BANK – The food bank is located at 152 Arthur Street in downtown Woodburn. There are many opportunities to pack food boxes, organize food shelves and greet clients, as well as other assigned duties. The food bank is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

MEALS ON WHEELS (NW Senior & Disabilities) – Meals on Wheels is located at First Presbyterian Church at 950 N. Boones Ferry Road. Volunteers are needed for seniors who are unable to physically go to a grocery store and help provided them with a healthy, prepared meal. Meal preparations is needed Tuesday through Friday. Ongoing assistance is needed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Beth at 503-981-3470.

WOODBURN AQUATIC CENTER – Located at 190 Oak Street in downtown Woodburn, the pool is looking for volunteers to garden, greet members, check-in pool guests and more. Days and hours are flexible. Contact 503-982-5288 for more information.

COMMUNITY SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. – Did you know scholarships are available for aquatic and recreation programs? Individuals or families needing financial assistance are welcome to apply at http://www.woodburnparks.org or receive an application in person at the Woodburn Aquatic Center, which is located at 190 Oak Street in Downtown Woodburn. Each year, over $10,000 in scholarships are awarded to those in need. Questions? Call 503-982-5266.

WOODBURN PUBLIC LIBRARY HOST TEEN HANGOUTS EACH MONTH. – Teen Hangout is held the Third Thursday of each month from 4-5 p.m. in the library’s multi-purpose room. Teens can watch anime movies, play games or just handout and socialize. Snacks and prizes will be provided. The Library is located at 280 Garfield Street in Downtown Woodburn. For more information, contact the library at 503-982-5252.

RSVP HAS TWO IMMEDIATE NEEDS – RSVP is looking for awesome and amazing volunteers to serve the Community. Don’t let the name fool you, you don’t have to be retired to be a Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteer, but you do have to be 55 or over! If you are looking for a way to make a difference in your community, let RSVP be your volunteer matchmaker. We have over 30 different volunteer opportunities! Two immediate needs are drivers for the NWSDS/Meals-on-Wheels program and Dial-a-Ride. Both positions provide a mileage reimbursement to volunteer drivers. If you work during the school year and are off during the summer, this could be wonderful opportunity for you during the summer months. For more information about the RSVP program, please call us at 503-982-5255 or e-mail beth.faulhaber@ci.woodburn.or.us.

VOLUNTEERING IS GOOD FOR YOU! Volunteer, it’s good for you! Everyone knows that volunteering in your community is a good choice to make because you’re helping local nonprofits, helping individuals and families in need and making a difference in the community. But did you know it is also good for YOU? According to research by the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) a “strong relationship has been established between volunteering and health. Those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer. How can you take advantage of the health benefit that volunteering offers? By volunteering with the City through our department volunteer program, or the Marion County Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)! To contact Beth Faulhaber, the City’s volunteer and special projects manager, call 503-982-5388 or email beth.faulhaber@ci.woodburn.or.us for details.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, WOODBURN AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM ADDED TO RSVP – This Just In! North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity and Woodburn’s Afterschool Program have recently been added as RSVP volunteer placement sites! Are you 55 or over and like swing a hammer, paint, or help with minor repairs? Or maybe volunteering at the Woodburn ReStore is more what you are looking for? Interested in helping students with homework, or teaching a class at one of Woodburn’s elementary, middle, or high school afterschool programs? Contact Beth Faulhaber at 503-982-5388 or by e-mail at beth.faulhaber@ci.woodburn.or.us if you would like more information about one of these opportunities, or to hear about additional RSVP volunteer opportunities.