By NR Staff • 

Series slated for Parkinson's patients

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon is planning to launch a 10-week movement class for people with Parkinson’s disease on Thursday, April 4. Classes will run 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday through June 6 at the McMinnville Senior Center, 2250 N.E. McDaniel Lane.

Techniques from theater, dance, yoga and tai chi will be used to increase flexibility, strength, balance and coordination. Help will also be provided with vocal power and clarity.

The overriding goal is to delay the progression of disease symptoms and help participants maintain mobility and quality of life.

The series runs $55, but assistance is available for those in need. To register or get more information, call Anna Sanger Reed at 1-800-426-6806 or visit


Morning Kiwanis to host pancake feed

The morning Walnut City Kiwanis Club will host its annual pancake feed on Saturday, March 30. Breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. at the McMinnville Senior Center, 2250 N.E. McDaniel Lane.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds will go toward programs for infants and children.

Tickets can be ordered at 503-472-4951 or purchased at the door. The club meets at 7 a.m. Fridays at Jake’s Deli, 1200 S.W. Baker St.


Spring break swims planned

The McMinnville Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor special public swims during spring break as part of its “No School Blues” program.

The special swims will run 10 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 25 to 29, at the McMinnville Aquatic Center. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children 2 to 17.

For more information, call the aquatic center at 503-434-7309.


Scam targets natural gas users

Several commercial customers of Northwest Natural Gas have been targeted in a recent phone scam, the company warns.

The scammers tell customers their account is past due and their gas will be shut off unless they wire cash immediately. The company said it may call about a past-due account, but will never as a customer to wire money.

So far, seven customers have reported receiving such calls. And in fact, none of them had a delinquent account.

Anyone receiving a bogus call of this nature is asked to notify local police, then phone a report to Northwest Natural Gas, toll-free, at 800-422-4012.


Baby animals set for display

Buchanan-Cellers will once again be hosting free Baby Animal Day doings April 6.

Families will get a chance to see dozens of chicks, as well as other baby animals, including goats, alpacas, rabbits, miniature horses and donkeys. Owners and staff members will be on hand to answer questions.

Youngsters will be offered a chance to plant some seeds and help build some birdhouses. The state dairy princess will make an appearance and the Patton and Duniway middle school bands will play.

Buchanan-Cellers is located in a historic mill building at 855 N.E. Fifth St. For more information, call 800-472-2610.

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