By Molly • Molly Walker • 

Museum holding summer camps

A variety of summer camps are being offered June through August at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, located off Highway 18 at 500 N.E. Michael King Smith Way.

A rocket camp is slated to run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, June 25-27. Students will build and fly three rockets, including one featuring only parts engineered by them.

A remote control aircraft camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 9-11. Students will learn how the remote control system works and design their own remote control model aircraft.

An advanced rocketry camp will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, July 16-18, for students who have previously taken the beginning rocket camp. Students will build their own rockets and a team rocket, too.

Evergreen will hold an advanced remote-controlled-aircraft camp for those who have taken the beginner course offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m July 23-25. Students will build and fly their own fou-channel aileron aircraft. The Evergreen Aero Modelers will participate for advanced training.

August will be the month of three different "Fun Fridays." Every Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Evergreen will hold various activities. Aug. 1 is "Water Water Everywhere" at the Wings & Waves Waterpark where several experiments and underwater robots will be demonstrated.  Aug. 15 is "Junior Astronauts" where campers will learn about the nation's manned space program and the future and history of space exploration. Aug. 29 will be "Ace Aviation Camp" where flying machines will be discussed and students will build their own flying apparatuses and learn about the forces that make them fly.

Costs for the camps are varied. For a detailed schedule, contact the museum education department at or 503-434-4185, or visit



The McMinnville Economic Development Partnership has hired Chad Chriesteson, a marketing major from George Fox University, to serve a summer internship dedicated to serving an internship program the agency has created with a roster of commercial and industrial partners. He will work for MEDP from May 27 to Aug. 16.

Chriesteson will develop procedures for interns,  create an intern alumni database, develop a job description for next summer’s intern coordinator and work with this summer’s intern host sites. The latter include Solid Form Fabrication, Freelin-Wade, the Yamhill County Clerk’s Office, Express Employment, Betty Lou’s, Cascade Steel and the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce.



Newberg's Chehalem Valley Dance Academy will hold an open house at its new McMinnville studio from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at 206 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville. Tours will be offered, refreshments will be served and a drawing will be held for prizes.

The academy was established in Newberg in 1996. It expanded into rented space in McMinnville in 2006.

Students ages 1 through 18 study creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, tumbling, musical theater and performing company at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The summer session begins June 16.

For more information, call 503-537-3902 or visit



Serendipity Ice Cream, located downtown at 502 N.E. Third St., will be donating to Operation Backpack 25 percent of proceeds collected from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 10.

The program provides backpacks and school supplies to the children of families in need. It helps students start the school year on a positive note.

For more information, contact Joyce Gower at or 503-472-1528.



R & D Auto Repair has closed its doors after 27 years of service in Carlton.



The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce has a greeters and ribbon-cutting set for 8 to 9 a.m. at Xtreme Auto Spa, behind Figaro's at 1015 Highway 99W. Newberg’s Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce will has a greeters set for 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at 1802 Haworth St. for the Community Pool Committee.

Molly Walker, the News-Register’s business editor, can be reached at or 503-687-1272.

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