Two top teams — the Neon Mustaches and the Nerdy Reading Pandas — battled it out Tuesday for the reading championship at Memorial Elementary School. When the dust cleared, the Pandas were ...

TOP JOBS

Call Michelle or Connie at 503-472-5114 to place your Top Job here

Samson the Musical

February 27 through March 8

A nonprofit theater group will present its sixth annual show, “Samson, God’s One-Man Army,” opening Friday, Feb. 27, and running through Sunday, March 8, at Northside Community Church, 1800 Hoskins St., Newberg. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. Sundays. The MCO show includes orchestra, singing and dancing. Tickets cost $10, online or at the door. For more information, contact Sherri Janzen at 503-932-3187 or mcoproductionssherri@hotmail.com.

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Earth Box Gardening Class!

Monday, March 9

Come and learn with Master Gardener Mary Woodard! She will be teaching the Art of Earth Boxes at Vineyard Heights Assisted Living and Retirement Cottages on March 9 at 2:30 pm. 345 SW Hill Rd, McMinnville Continuation of the Life Long Learning monthly series. FREE TO THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND, refreshments will be served.



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