By Molly • Molly Walker • 

Camellia Festival on tap in Newberg

NEWBERG — Newberg's Chehalem Valley Cultural Center will be staging the community's fifth annual Camellia Festival the Saturday of April 13. It is being held in conjunction with the Oregon Camellia Society's Annual Bloom Show, which will feature hundreds of prize speciments.

The festival is designed to celebrate not only the city flower, but also the cultures of Asia and the Pacific Rim.

This year's edition will feature live music, dance performances and an appearance by the children's character Hello Kitty. It will also feature Japanese tea party, Bonsai and Tae Kwon Do demonstrations.

The center is located at 415 E. Sheridan St.

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