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27th Annual Mayor's Charity Ball

SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 2016

Benefiting Kids on the Block, the 27th annual Mayor's Charity Ball will include music from Dana Libonati & Ad Lib, as well as music by Five Guys Named Moe. Enjoy a delicious selection of hearty appetizers, a no-host bar of Oregon wines and beers, and a silent auction. There will be additional opportunities to support the Kids on the Block After-School Enrichment Program.

The event is located at the McMinnville Community Center from 7:30pm to Midnight, and is themed, "Country Charm & Rustic Elegance". Cost to attend is $50 per person, or $400 per table of 8.

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Oregon’s Birthday

SATURDAY, FEB. 13, 2016

The Yamhill County Historical Society is hosting a celebration in honor of Oregon’s 157th birthday from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Lafayette Museum, 605 Market St. The event will include special exhibits, free birthday cake and punch. Admission is free with a food donation to YCAP.

For more information, call Karen Sitton Saxberg at 503-434-2189.


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