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Zumbathon event Saturday

Zumbathon event Saturday

Megan Ciolli is passionate about Zumba dance fitness, working her way the program to become an instructor.

On Saturday, she plans to combine that passion with a dedication to her 28-year-old niece, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, and a friend also battling the disease. The vehicle will be a charity event to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and bring awareness to the fact that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Party in Pink Zumbathon fundraiser is set to run 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the gym at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. The focus will be raising funds while exercising in the high-energy Latin dance.

Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by e-mailing

This is the second annual Zumbathon Ciolli has organized. She held one last year to benefit the American Heart Association.

For more information, call503-474-4766.


Workshop series planned

Nourish Yamhill Valley, a collaborative intended to improve local food access, has scheduled a series of four workshops to gather data.

The workshops, to be held in Sheridan, McMinnville, Newberg and Yamhill, are free. However, reservations are required.

The first will be held from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Sheridan Japanese School.

The rest are scheduled for:

n 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Cowls St.

n 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Newberg Christian Church, 2315 Villa Road.

n 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Yamhill-Carlton High School library, 275 N. Maple Street, Yamhill.

To make a reservation, visit or call 503-687-1487.

Pool offers no-school swims

The McMinnville Aquatic Center will offer “No School Blues” swims the Thursday and Friday of Oct. 11-12.

On Thursday, an extended family swim will run noon to 2 p.m. On Friday, a “Bring–a–Buddy” promotion will feature two-for-one admission from 1 to 3 p.m.

General admission is $2 for ages 2 to 17 and $4 for adults, discounted for the Friday promotion.

The special events are part of a series held at the Aquatic Center on days that children do not attend school due to teacher workshops and other school closures. For more information, call 503-434-7309. 

Overeaters Anonymous

A beginners meeting for those interested in learning more about Overeaters Anonymous is set to run noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the chapel at First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Cowls St.

The group was founded in 1960. Members will discuss its program, explain how that program has worked for them and provide introductory literature.

Overeaters Anonymous views compulsive eating as a physical, emotional and spiritual disease that can be arrested but not cured. Members seek recovery by following the 12-step program patterned after that of Alcoholics Anonymous.

There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. It is self-supporting through the voluntary contributions of members.

The group meets every Friday at the same time and location.

Scholastic fair set in Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Faulconer-Chapman School in Sheridan will host a Scholastic Book Fair next week to raise funds for book purchases for libraries, classrooms and individual children.

The fair will run Oct. 15-18 in the upper library at the school, located at 332 S.W. Cornwall St. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

The fair will offer specially priced books and educational products, and allow kids to participate in the All for Books program, where they can donate loose change to purchase books for children in need.

Zumbathon event Saturday

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