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THURSDAY, APRIL 23

Movie series: Chemeketa Yamhill Valley Campus will show eight free movies, followed by discussion, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, in Building 1, Room 303, at 288 N.E. Norton Lane, McMinnville. The schedule is “Smoke Signals,” April 23; “Rudderless,” April 30; “Adaptation,” May 7; “Dead Poets Society,” May 14; “The Imitation Game,” May 21; “Good Will Hunting,” May 28; and a movie to be announced, June 4. For more information, call 503-399-5192.

Violence awareness: Henderson House, Soroptimist and 3rd Street Pizza continues showing “A Path Appears” film series from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 and 30, at 433 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. The free movies feature Nicholas Kristof, his wife, several actors and activists uncovering blatant examples of gender oppression and human rights violations. For more information, contact Marivel Ortiz at mortiz@hendersonhouse.org or 503-472-0244.


FRIDAY, APRIL 24

Sculpture burning: Students at Linfield College will torch a “Built to Burn” wood sculpture at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the field west of the Miller Fine Arts Center on Keck Drive, behind the McMinnville Albertsons store. For more information, call 503-883-2804.

Newberg concert: The band and choirs from George Fox University join the Chehalem Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, in Bauman Auditorium on the Newberg campus. Music will include a Mozart Mass, a trumpet concerto and student solos. Admission will be $12, $8 for seniors, $6 for children. For more information, contact Debbie Hawblitzel at 503-554-2620.

Gallery play: Gallery Theater continues its production of a newly adapted “The Diary of Anne Frank” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through May 9, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 30 and May 7, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $17, $15 for students and ages 62 and older, two for one on first Saturday. Talk-backs will follow performances on April 24 and May 3. For tickets to the April 19 performance; call 503-550-3803. For tickets or more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

Newberg theater: Chehalem Players Repertory will present “George and Other Short Stories” from April 24 to May 10 at Newberg Masonic Lodge, 402 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. The play is an adaptation from the award-winning “Bears Discover Fire” by Terry Bisson. Bisson will sign copies of his book and speak with the audience following the opening night performance. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $10 to $20; for tickets or more information, call 971-264-9409.  

Book sale: Nicholson Library at Linfield College gives away books on Friday, April 24, the final day of its annual book sale. For more information, call 503-883-2261.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

Master Gardeners: The Yamhill County Master Gardener Association will hold its annual Plant Fair and Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds, 2070 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville. Master Gardeners and 21 other vendors will sell thousands of annuals, vegetables, perennials and garden-related products. Admission and parking are free. Proceeds provide college scholarships and horticulture services. For more information, contact Alan Wenner at awenner@hotmail.com or 503-883-9226.

British automobiles: Henderson House will benefit from a British Car Drive In and Garage Sale from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Grain Station Brewing, 755 N.E. Alpine Ave., McMinnville. Car entries cost $10. For more information, contact Jenny Wilson at bullmastiffg@yahoo.com or 503-864-2001.

Bi-cultural event: McMinnville Public Library will hold an El Dia de los niños celebration from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at 225 N.W. Adams St. The bi-cultural event will include storytime, a live action story, crafts, food, community information and a free book for each child. For more information, call Kimbre Chapman at 503-435-5559.

Wine workshop: Linfield College will present “Wine 101,” a workshop covering basic wine knowledge, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in 201 Riley Hall. Cost is $75. For reservations or more information, contact Ellen Brittan at ebrittan@linfield.edu or 503-883-2218.

CASA fundraiser: Yamhill County Court Appointed Special Advocates will hold its seventh annual dinner and auction from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St. The event will include a wine raffle, live music and complimentary wine. Admission is $65; for tickets or more information, contact Sarah Shipley at sarahs@yccasa.org or 503-434-6668.

Early Champoeg: A concluding presentation in the free History Cache series will be offered from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Champoeg visitor center southeast of Newberg. Three speakers will cover steamships, pack mules, stagecoaches and teamster wagons in the 1800s. Parking costs $5. For more information, contact Dan Klug at 503-678-1251 ext. 222 or Daniel.klug@state.or.us.

Farmers markets: Two local farmers markets operate on Saturdays. The Farmers Market at the McMinnville Grange is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1700 S.W. Old Sheridan Road; for more information, call 503-843-1594. The Granary Marketplace is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 755 N. Alpine St., McMinnville; for more information, call 503-435-8417.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 26

Legion breakfast: The American Legion will hold a Navy/Coast Guard Challenge Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 26, at Post 21, 126 N.E. Atlantic St., McMinnville. Breakfast of omelets, bacon or sausage, potatoes, pancakes and grits costs $7, $6 for veterans, $5 for ages 12 and younger. For more information, call 503-345-2218.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 27

Earth Day: “No Impact Man” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, at 3rd Street Pizza, 433 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. The documentary chronicles how a Manhattan man attempted zero impact on the environment for one year. Admission is by donation of food for the hungry or money for Community Rights-Yamhill County. For more information, call 971-24101258.

Filmmaker here: Historian and filmmaker Lawrence Cotton will show “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America,” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 27, in Melrose Hall’s Ice Auditorium. The film was shown on PBS last June. For more information on the free event, call 503-883-2362 or e-mail jilunda@linfield.edu.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

Hillside lecture: Anton Belov of Linfield and pianist Susan McDaniels will speak and perform songs inspired by Persia for the last “Brain Play” lecture at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the Activity Room at Hillside Manor, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, call Donna Farley at 503-472-2290.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

Anthropology lectures: Agustin Fuentes, physical anthropologist of the University of Notre Dame, will present two lectures. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, will speak on “What race is, what it is not: how do we know and why does it matter” in Melrose Hall’s Ice Auditorium at Linfield College. At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, he will speak on “War, peace and human natures; what do we know and how do we know it”, in the lower level of Melrose Hall. The lectures are free; for more information, contact Hillary Crane at 503-883-2286 or hcrane@linfield.edu.

Teddy Roosevelt: The Oregon Historical Society has arranged for historical recreator Joe Wiegand to give a live performance of “Teddy Roosevelt’s Oregon Roadshow” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in the ballroom of Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. The actor resembles the 26th U.S. president and adventurer. For more information on the free presentation, contact Caleb Thurston at 503-487-6883, ext. 101, or caleb@chehalemculturalcenter.org.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

Movie series: Chemeketa Yamhill Valley Campus is showing free movies, followed by discussion, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, in Building 1, Room 303, at 288 N.E. Norton Lane, McMinnville. The schedule is “Rudderless,” April 30; “Adaptation,” May 7; “Dead Poets Society,” May 14; “The Imitation Game,” May 21; “Good Will Hunting,” May 28; and a movie to be announced, June 4. For more information, call 503-399-5192.

Linfield lecture: Bob McCann, retired professor of education at Linfield College, will present a “Last Lecture” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in 219 Day Hall. He plans to discuss life lessons as told through song lyrics, accompanied by his wife, who is a musician. For more informaiton, call 503-883-2547 or e-mail alumni@linfield.edu.

Violence awareness: Henderson House, Soroptimist and 3rd Street Pizza shows the last part of “A Path Appears” film series from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, 30, at 433 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. The free movies feature Nicholas Kristof, his wife, several actors and activists uncovering blatant examples of gender oppression and human rights violations. For more information, contact Marivel Ortiz at mortiz@hendersonhouse.org or 503-472-0244.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 1

Art song: The chamber jazz duo Primal Mates will perform classical poetry with voice, cello and vibraphone at 6 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Elizabeth Chambers Cellar, 455 N.E. Irvine St., McMinnville. This MacThinks event, “Poetry in Music,” is free. For more information, contact Courtney Terry at courtney.terry@ci.mcminnville.or.us.

Immigration fundraiser: Lutheran Community Services and Justice Vineyard will hold Salsa Para el Bien, including a Mexican dinner, live salsa band and wine sales at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St. Tickets cost $40. For tickets or more information, contact Elaine at eburke@lcsnw.org or 503-472-4020.

Flower baskets: Hanging flower baskets prepaid by Friday, May 1, will benefit the American Cancer Society. A Relay for Life team from Citizens Bank and Country Garden Nursery sells these nonstop blooming pots for $36. Basket pickup will be on Friday, May 8. To order or for more information, call 503-474-9441 or e-mail dbea@citizensEbank.com. 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 2

Food sensitivities: Dietician Nancy Ludwig will speak on “Looking Beyond Gluten Free” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, in the Fireplace Room, First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Cowls St., McMinnville. Elimination diets, food allergies and other sensitivities will be covered during the free Gluten Intolerance Group of McMinnville meeting. For more information, contact Susan Chambers at 503-435-9952 or glutenfreefriendsMcMinnville@gmail.com.

Plant sale: The McMinnville Community Garden will sell plants from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Parkview Center, 325 N.E. Burnett Road, across from Rotary Tice Park in McMinnville. For more information, contact Alan Wenner at awenner@hotmail.com or 503-883-9226.

Plant identification: Dr. John Syring of Linfield College will teach a free workshop for beginning and intermediate botanists from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 2, at Linfield. The class will include dissection of plants under a microscope and identifying native species of the heath family, Ericaceae. Preregistration is suggested: e-mail jsyring@linfield.edu or call 503-883-2466.

Hawaiian lu’au: The Linfield Hawaiian Club will hold its 43rd annual lu’au on Saturday, May 2. Leis and gifts will be sold and an authentic Hawaiian meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. in Rutschman Field House. Traditional island dances and other entertainment will start at 7:30 in the gymnasium. Tickets for the show and dinner cost $25, $20 for age 60 and older, $18 for students with ID, $15 for show only; $28 for reserved seats; visit www.linfieldtickets.com. For more information, visit www.linfield.edu/activities/luau or call 503-883-2435.

Choir fundraiser: The Circuit Choir at United Methodist Church in Sheridan will hold a raffle and serve tea, meat pasties and homemade candy at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at 234 N. Bridge St.  Cost is $7.50, $5 for ages 7 through 12. For more information, call Linda Paterson, the choir director, at 503-843-3611.

Lemonade sales: A variety of local organizations have helped young entrepreneurs develop plans for Lemonade Day. Youth lemonade stands will open Saturday, May 2, around McMinnville. For more information, visit lemonadeday.org or mcminnville.lemonadeday.org. 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 3

Hunger walk: Church World Service will hold a CROP Hunger Walk at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, starting in the intermural field at Linfield College between Pioneer Hall and Linfield Avenue. Participants may choose to walk 5K or 1 ½ miles. One quarter of the money raised by pledges and donations will go to the Salvation Army food pantry in McMinnville; three quarters will be sent to international hunger relief agencies or the Church World Service. For more information, call 503-472-3975.

Opera workshop: Linfield College will present a free opera workshop and recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, in Melrose Hall’s Ice Auditorium. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu./arts.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 5

Poetry: Authors Mary Szybist and Endi Boque Hartigan will read their poetry at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in Nicholson Library at Linfield College. For more information on the free reading, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-833-2517 or swhyte@linfield.edu.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 7

Linfield play:  Students in Linfield Theatre Program will present “A Small Family Business” by Alan Ayckbourn at 7:30 Thursday through Saturday, May 7-9 and May 14-16, and at 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day, May 10, in Marshall Theatre on the Keck campus. Tickets to the comedy cost $9, $7 for ages 62 and older, $5 for students and moms on May 10, $2 discount on opening night. For tickets or more information, visit the box office in Ford Hall, see www.linfield.edu/arts or call 503-883-2292.

Poetry: Guest William Joliff will read his poetry before opening the mike to others during the free Poetry Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the Velvet Monkey Tea Room, address, McMinnville. For more information, contact Courtney Terry at courtney.terry@ci.mcminnville.or.us or 503-435-5554.

Famous debate: The Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights and Justice will host a scholarly symposium on “James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr. and the American Dream,” 50 years after their classic debate, on Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8, at Linfield College. Eddie Glaude of Princeton University will give the keynote speech, “Baldwin and Black Lives Matter. For more information on the free events, call 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.

Women only: Willamette Valley Medical Center will hold a Girls Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the McMinnville Community Center. The free event will include a fashion show, appetizers with beer and wine, vendor booths, information on weight-loss programs and women’s health. Proceeds from vendors and sponsors will benefit the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation. For more information, contact Haley Rogers at 503-434-6004 or haley.rogers@capellahealth.com.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 8

Amity carnival: Parents and teachers at Amity Elementary School will hold their annual carnival and silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the school, 300 Rice Lane. Activities bracelet costs $10. For more information, call 503-835-3751.

Dance concert: Dance students at Linfield College will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, in Melrose Hall’s Ice Auditorium. For more information on the free event, call 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.

Newberg theater: Valley Repertory Theatre will present “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a British comedy of deceits and eats, Fridays through Sundays, May 8-24, at Lewis Academy, 609 Wynooski St., Newberg. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $15, $12 for seniors, $10 for children. For more information or tickets, call 971-832-9202 or visit www.valleyrep.org.

Wynonna: Wynonna & The Big Noise will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde. Tickets start at $25; visit www.spiritmountain.com/entertainment.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 9

Library sale: Friends of McMinnville Public Library will offer books for $1 or less from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Carnegie Room, 225 N.W. Adams St. For more information about the sale, held on the second Saturday of odd-numbered months, call Ken Carter at 503-883-9147.

Wine tasting: Linfield College will present a workshop on how to taste wine from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in 201 Riley Hall. Cost is $75. For reservations or more information, contact Ellen Brittan at ebrittan@linfield.edu or 503-883-2218.

Death penalty: Interfaith Advocates for Peace with Justice of Yamhill County will hold a death penalty informational breakfast from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 390 N.E. Second St., McMinnville. A panel of six will discuss issues and answer questions. The event and breakfast are free, but reservations are required to Susan Dehm at 503-857-7584.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 10

Free concert: Steve Reich’s “Music for 18 Musicians” will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 10, in the recital hall at Bull Music Center, Linfield College. For more information on the free events, call 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 12

Wine succession: Alison and Alex Sokol Blosser will present “The Second Generation of Oregon Wine” at the 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, meeting of the McMinnville City Club in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Cost for the meal is $18, $5 less for members. For reservations or more information, contact rsvp@maccityclub.org or 971-237-4750.

Band concert: The Linfield College concert band with a student conductor at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, in the Nicholson Library courtyard. Solos will include an award-winning saxophonist and trumpets in a variety of traditional American melodies. For more information on the free concert, call 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 14

UFO Festival: In conjunction with the 16th annual UFO Festival, McMenamins will offer speakers from Thursday, May 14, through Sunday, May 17, at 310 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville. Admission ranges from $20 to $70. Also scheduled are a free Willamette Radio Workshop, a free DJ on Evans Street, a free Alien Costume Ball, live music as well as a food, beer and gift tent. For more information, visit ufofest.com or www.downtownmcminnville.com/events.

Chamber music: Linfield College students will give a free chamber music recital at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the recital hall at Bull Music Center. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 15

Aliens: The McMinnville Downtown Association will host a 1-mile Alien Dash obstacle course and run, Alien Pet Contest and paraphernalia sales during the 16th annual UFO festival on Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, in McMinnville. Parade applications are due May 1. Registration for the obstacle course costs $12; visit AlienAbductionDash.eventbrite.com. For more information and applications, visit www.downtownmcminnville.com/events or ufofest.com.

Community assistance: The Yamhill County Housing Authority will hold its annual Community Connect event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Yamhill Valley Campus of Chemeketa Community College, 288 N.E. Norton Lane, McMinnville. Free medical assistance, emergency shelter information, energy assistance, weatherization, food support, veterans assistance, urgent dental care and haircuts will be available. For more information, call 503-883-4300.

Jazz concert: The Linfield College Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Melrose Hall’s auditorium. For more information on the free event, call 503-882-2275 or visit linfield.edu.arts.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 16

Mastiff fundraiser: Mastiff Rescue Oregon will hold its annual Rummage for Rescue sale in Yamhill County to help the big dogs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17, in the covered area beside the basketball hoops behind Cook School, 800 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville. For more information, visit www.mastiffrescueoregon.org.

Perrydale auction: The Perrydale Parents’ Club will hold a Taste of Italy Dinner and Auction from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall. The annual event will include silent and live auctions. Tickets cost $22; contact Kathryn Jackson at Dave_ryne@hotmail.com or 503-932-0558.

Downtown Mac: McMinnville merchants organize an Art & Wine Walk from 4 to 8 p.m. the third Saturday of each month. Participating vendors host artists and offer wine-tasting along Northeast Third Street. For more information, e-mail artwinewalk@gmail.com.

Hazardous waste: Yamhill County Solid Waste will accept hazardous waste from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Newberg Transfer Station, 2904 Wynooski Road. Items such as pesticides, cleaners, prescription medications will be collected for safe disposal at no charge. For more information, visit www.co.yamhill.or.us or call 503-434-7445.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 17

Half marathon: Youngberg Hill Winery & Inn will hold a half marathon and 10K at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 17, in McMinnville. Entry costs $40 to $75. For more information, contact Pattric Langley at doubledogdareyevents@gmail.com or 503-516-5935.

Second Winds: The Second Winds Community Band will perform music of the circus at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 17, in the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. Donations will be welcomed. For more information, contact Mark Williams at 503-679-9328.

Linfield choir: Choral students at Linfield College will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 17, in Melrose Hall’s auditorium. For more information on the free event, call 503-882-2275 or visit linfield.edu.arts.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 19

Honors recital: Top vocal and instrumental students will perform at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, in Melrose Hall’s auditorium. Performers were chosen in juries and from a recent chamber recital. For more information on the free event, call 503-882-2275 or visit linfield.edu.arts.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

Contra dancing: The Chehalem Cultural Center will hold a contra dance for all ages and abilities with live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. Lessons will be available at 7; early arrivals receive a $1 discount on admission. Noah Grunzweig will be the caller. Admission is $8, $7 for seniors, $5 for students. For more information, call 503-487-6883 or visit www.chehalemculturalcenter.org.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 22

Senior recital: Ian Cox will present his senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, in Melrose Hall’s auditorium at Linfield College. For more information on the free event, call 503-882-2275 or visit linfield.edu.arts.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 23

Local wildflowers: The local chapter of the Native Plant Society will hold its annual wildflower exhibit and native plant sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Carnegie Building, McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The author of “Real Gardens Grow Natives” will sell and sign her book until noon, each bloom is identified by common and scientific name, and free personalized tours will be offered along with plant sales. For more information about the free event, call Marna or Robert Porath at 503-835-1042.

Muleskinners ride: The 31st annual Memorial Weekend Muleskinners Trail Ride will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, at the Flying M Ranch, Yamhill. Sign-ups start at 8:30 a.m., and last horse out is 11:30 a.m. Prize drawings will be at 3:30 p.m. both days. Trail ride tickets cost $5, five for $20; ranch day use costs $5 plus $4 for each horse. For camping, call 503-662-3222. For more information, call Cathy Phillips at 503-434-2902 or e-mail Gary Marshall at marshallg27@comcast.net.

Wine weekend: The annual Memorial Weekend in Wine Country will be held Saturday through Monday, May 23-25. About 150 wineries and tasting rooms across the Yamhill Valley open their doors for visitors, generally from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.oregonwinepress.com/event.

Boat races: The annual Memorial Weekend Boat Races will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, at Roger’s Landing on the Willamette River, Newberg. Speedboats race at speeds from 35 to 90 miles an hour in one of the oldest outboard regattas in the country. Admission is free for viewing. For more information, visit http://columbiaoutboard.org/?page_id=217.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 30

Triathlon: McMinnville Parks and Recreation will hold its fifth annual Sprint Triathlon race on Saturday, May 30, in McMinnville. The race consists of a 500-yard swim in the aquatic center, a 12-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run. Individual registration costs $50; three-person relay teams cost $60. For more information or to volunteer, contact Aaron Johnson at 503-434-7315 or aaron.johnson@ci.mcminnville.or.us. To register, visit www.signmeup.com and search for McMinnville.

Boy scouts: The local Boy Scout troop will hold a swap meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in the parking lot at Sears, 1621 N.E. Baker St., McMinnville. For more information or to request a pick-up for donations, call 503-857-7458.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 9

Yamhill Latinos: Sally Godard will present “Unidos Bridging Community: Supporting Yamhill County’s Latino Community” at the 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, June 9, meeting of the McMinnville City Club in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Cost for the meal is $18, $5 less for members. For reservations or more information, contact rsvp@maccityclub.org or 971-237-4750.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

Bluebird viewing: The Prescott Bluebird Recovery Project will hold its annual Bluebird Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at Champoeg State Heritage Area, southeast of Newberg. The event includes observation of active bluebirds nesting, videos, nest box building, informational displays and costumed hosts. For more information, visit www.prescottbluebird.com or e-mail jaye@machabitat.org.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 14

Donkeys, pie: Apifera Farm will hold its annual fundraiser, Pino Pie Day, for the farm’s adopted old and needy animals on Sunday, June 14, at 14710 Tupper Creek Road, Yamhill. Attendees eat free pie, give hugs to donkeys, make donations and purchase lavender, books and art. For more information, visit www.apiferafarm.blogspot.com.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

Habitat fundraiser: The 14th annual Run, Walk, Ride will raise money for Habitat for Humanity in McMinnville starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 20. Registration opens May 1. For more information, visit www.machabitat.org.

Car show: A Roll the Dice Veterans Car Show and Tattoo Contest will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde. All entries require a can of food. Car entry costs $15; registration is required by June 5. Tattoo entry costs $10; registration is required by noon June 20. For more information, visit www.spiritmountain.com/entertainment or call Greg Smith at 503-881-8901.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 28

Garden tour: The McMinnville Garden Club will hold its 15th annual Tour and Faire from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, in and near McMinnville. The tour allows visits to five private gardens and costs $10. The fair, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Northeast Cowls Street between Third and Second streets, is free and will offer unique plants and garden-related art. For more information, contact Trudy Mackel at macgardenclub@gmail.com or 503-883-9741.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

Big rodeo: The 80th annual St. Paul Rodeo will include a Wild West Art Show, a carnival, cook-offs, nightly fireworks and high-level rodeo competition Wednesday through Saturday, July 1-4. Admission starts at $16. For more information, visit stpaulrodeo.com.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 10

McMinnville festival: The 55th annual Turkey Rama will be held Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, in McMinnville. The event includes a huge turkey barbecue, Biggest Turkey lip-synch contest for charity, entertainment, carnival, vendors, a Turkey Trot and a beard and mustache contest. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.downtownmcminnville.com/turkey-rama-mcminnville.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 11

Lavender: The annual Lavender Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, in the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. The event, part of the Oregon Lavender Festival Tour, includes music, art and lavender product sales. For more information, visit www.oregonlavenderdestinations.com.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 12

Half marathon: Dundee will hold a Fueled by Fine Wine Half Marathon through vineyards on Sunday, July 12, in the Dundee Hills. Start time is 7 a.m. Entry costs $90, including a race shirt, a medal, a 21-ounce pinot noir glass and an after-race party with wine. For more information, visit www.fueledbyfinewine.com.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 17

Music festival: The fourth annual Wildwood MusicFest & Campout will be held Friday through Sunday, July 17-19, at Roshambo Art Farm, 32380 W. Valley Highway, Sheridan. The festival includes emerging roots musicians, local food and beverages, activities for kids and re-usable cups and tableware. Three-day tickets cost $85; camping costs $10 for ages older than 12. For more information, visit www.wildwoodmusicfest.com.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 24

Pinot noir: The International Pinot Noir Celebration will be held Friday through Sunday, July 24-26, on the grounds of Linfield College, McMinnville. Costs for an array of activities and meals range from $125 to $1,195. For more information, visit www.ipnc.org or call 800-775-4762.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

County fair: The annual Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo will be held Wednesday through Saturday, July 29 to Aug. 1, at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds, 2070 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville. The event includes a rodeo, concerts, talent show, demolition derby, agricultural competitions and a carnival. For more information, visit www.co.yamhill.or.us/fair.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 8

Air show: Valley View Retirement Village will hold its annual Air Show on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 15600 S.W. Rock of Ages Road, McMinnville. The event includes breakfast, remote-controlled aircraft, a car show, horse and wagon rides, the Second Winds Band, a kids’ village and a barbecue lunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. From 3 to 9 p.m., five bands will play southern Gospel and bluegrass music. A barbecue dinner will be served at 5. Admission is free, but canned food donations are encouraged. Car show entry costs $10; e-mail info@macautoclub.com. For more information on the air show, call 503-472-6212 or 503-550-4750.

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 14

Pow wow: The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde will hold its annual contest pow wow Friday through Sunday, Aug. 14-16, at the Uyxat Powwow Grounds on Hebo Road, Willamina. Grand entries will be at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Parking costs $1 a day or a donation of canned food; a shuttle will run from Spirit Mountain Casino. No pets, alcohol or drugs are allowed. For more information, call 503-879-2037.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 15

Harvesting: The Yamhill County Historical Society will hold its annual Harvest Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. The family-friendly event will include antique farm equipment, animals, kids’ activities, blacksmith and sawmill, stage coach rides, agricultural displays, food, music, a flag ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, and a tractor parade at 1 p.m. each day. Admission is $5 for ages older than 12. For more information, contact Pam Watts at pwatts@onlinemac.com or 503-434-0490.  

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 28

Culilnary festival: The Yamhill Enrichment Society will hold its annual Bounty of Yamhill County, a culinary celebration, on Friday through Sunday, Aug. 28-30. The event includes restaurant dinners with winemakers, farm tours and picnics, winery dinners, classes and a harvest feast. For tickets and more information, visit http://yamhillenrichmentsociety.org.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 4

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “Oklahoma!” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 4-26, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets for the musical cost $17, $15 for students and ages 62 and older, two for one on first Saturday. For tickets or more information, contact www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 18

Comedian: Ron White will bring his comedy act to Grand Ronde at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in Spirit Mountain Casino. Tickets start at $30. For tickets or more information, visit www.spiritmountain.com/entertainment.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 3

Kiwanis auction: The 36th annual Kiwanis Bids for Kids auction and barbecued steak or salmon buffet will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. Silent and oral auctions will raise money for child-related projects. Tickets cost $40; for tickets or more information, visit www.mcminnvillekiwanis.org.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 16

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “Rumors” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 16-Nov. 7, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $15, $13 for students and ages 62 and older, two for one on first Saturday. For tickets or more information, contact www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 17

Hazardous waste: Yamhill County Solid Waste will accept hazardous waste from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Recology Western Oregon on Northeast Orchard Lane. McMinnville. Items such as pesticides, cleaners, prescription medications will be collected for safe disposal at no charge. For more information, visit www.co.yamhill.or.us or call 503-434-7445.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 27

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “White Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 27-Dec.19, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $15, $13 for students and ages 62 and older, two for one on first Saturday. For tickets or more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

 

 

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