By Molly • Molly Walker • 

Sprint Triathalon planned Saturday

The fifth annual McMinnville Sprint Triathlon will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at the McMinnville Aquatic Center. More than 250 participants, 300 spectators and 75 volunteers are expected for the events, about 60 percent of them are from out of town.

The triathlon will open with a 500-yard pool swim, followed by a 12.1-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run. It will wrap up at Upper City Park.

Local businesses that would like to include samples or coupons in event packets may contact Janet Adams, program manager for McMinnville Parks & Recreation, at or 503-434-7369. At least 250 units are needed.



The Yamhill Small Woodlands Association is planning to open its annual meeting and banquet with a half-hour social mixer at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Yan’s Chinese Restaurant, 1822 N.E. Highway 99W.

Board member Brian Doyle will be the guest speaker, tackling the topic, “Climate Change and Weird Weather.”

New board members will be elected. Nominations are being sought for the offices.

Cost is $12 per person, payable at the door. Door prizes will be offered.

To RSVP or get more information, contact Hall Hagglund at 503-843-2173 or Leonard Rydell at 503-538-5700 or



Cycle Oregon has scheduled meetings for 4 and 5 p.m. today for those interested in learning more about cycle tourism. They will be held in Building 2, Room 125, on Chemeketa Community College’s Yamhill Valley Campus, 288 N.E. Norton Lane in McMinnville.

Cycle Oregon is sponsoring a ride expected to attract more than 2,500 people to McMinnville the weekend of July 11-13.



The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce has a greeters for the McMinnville Downtown Association set for 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at the Farmers Market location, Third and Cowls streets.

Newberg’s Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce has one for the Happy Gilmore Cleaning Girls set for 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at the chamber office, 115 N. College St in Newberg.


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


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