Since we were enjoying strawberries before Memorial Day, it’s hardly a surprise that crews have started bringing in Yamhill County’s signature crop — wine grapes. Thanks to a hot summer, ...

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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


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