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Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties Central Labor Council's sixth annual Labor Day picnic

Monday, September 7th, 10am to 2pm

Salem Riverfront Park

MPYCCLC is hosting a Labor Day Picnic for union members and their families. The picnic is open to allied organizations (friends of labor). There will be great food, political guest speakers and a raffle.

Cost: Bring two cans of food or $2 per person for the Marion Polk Food Bank.

Contact: MPYCCLC Vice President Stacy Yelton at 503-989-5529 or


Oregon Brews & BBQ

September 11th, 12th, and 13th

Oregon Brews and BBQ is all about Great Food, Great Regional Brews, & A Whole Lot of FUN!!

This is a fundraising event for St. James Catholic School & Ghana Hope Foundation. Located in the heart of McMinnville's Granary District we have over 18,000 square feet of tent, 50+ taps serving craft beer from 35+ breweries for your enjoyment throughout the weekend, delicious barbecue and other food delights, as well as live music. It is a time to get together and have a good time.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit


Vineyard Heights Life Long Learning Series, "Wine Making!"

Friday, September 11th at 3pm

Come join us for Vineyard Heights’ first foray into the world of wine-making. Drawing on their years of experience as prolific home-brewers, two of our very own residents will give a demonstration to share with you the basic tricks of home made wine. Wine and cheese will be served as we watch how our favorite beverage is created.

For more information, please call 503-435-1000, or visit


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Sheridan City Council work session canceled

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Wehby declines to run for Oregon governor

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