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Art Harvest Studio Tour

Weekends, September 30 through October 9, 2016

The 24th annual Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, and the following weekend Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7-9, at artist studios throughout Yamhill County. An $8 collector button will allow admission for all six days of the self-guided tour, along with a catalog that profiles each artist and provides maps to their locations.

For more information, contact Cassie Sollars at 971-241-0153 or cassie@oregon.com, or visit www.artharveststudiotour.org. .

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YCAP Second Annual LIGHT THE FIRE Fundraiser

Sunday, October 9, 2016

YCAP is fired up for the second annual LIGHT THE FIRE fundraiser at Ruddick/Wood restaurant in Newberg! It will all ignite on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.! With an earlier date this year as well as lots of great buzz, this year’s Light the Fire promises to be amazing with added features and entertainment! The evening begins with a multi-course dinner and wine pairing prepared by local chefs, including R/W’s own Paul Losch! Count on delicious, seasonal creations from chefs at Ruddick/Wood, The Painted Lady, Red Hills Market, and The Diner. All these local celebrity chefs have quite the list of accolades including rave reviews from USA TODAY, Portland Monthly, Sunset, Eater Portland, and Travel Oregon. Observing the creativity and collaboration of all the chefs was a highlight for guests last year. Curated wine pairings will accompany each course and be selected by Andrew Turner of the Valley Wine Merchant in Newberg.

At 6:30 p.m. the Street Party sparks with Portland’s Latin jazz band, Sabroso (hear their upbeat sound at www.sabrosopdx.com), street food, local wines and beer, and fantastic raffle experience packages! Strike early and get $10 off each ticket when you purchase before October 1st! Tickets are now available at www.yamhillcap.org/lightthefire for both the Chefs’ Dinner and the Street Party. Proceeds from our fall fundraiser will benefit Food Bank and Youth services.

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