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"Preserving Our Past, Enriching Our Future" with the Yamhill Historic Society

Tuesday, June 9th

The next Vineyard Heights Life Long Learning Series will be with Cynthia Christenson of the Yamhill Historic Society on Tuesday, June 9th at 11:00am. Cynthia is planning a 45 minute program that includes both a video presentation and a lecture. She is hoping to focus on some of the educational programs they offer as well as some historical background on the area.

For more information call 503-435-1000, email activities@vineyardheightsassistedliving.com, or visit www.vineyardheightsassistedliving.com.

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