TUESDAY, OCT. 25
Churchill talk: Hillside Foundation presents “Winston Churchill, 1874-1900: The Formative Years of a Risk Taker” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the activity room, Hillside Manor, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. Neil Kunze, professor emeritus at Southern Oregon University, will discuss the iconic British statesman’s early years. The program is part of Hillside’s fall Adventures in Learning series, which is open to the public. Admission is $5. For more information, call 503-472-2290.
Downtown breakfast: The McMinnville Downtown Association is holding its second annual State of the Downtown breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Golden Valley Brewery, 980 N.E. Fourth St., McMinnville. Tickets are $18 for McMinnville Downtown Association members and $25 for nonmembers. Featured speakers include Jeff Knapp from Visit McMinnville, Steve Iverson of Zero Waste McMinnville and city Planning Director Heather Richards. For more information, contact Sean Tichnell at 503-472-3605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27
Comic signing: The McMinnville Public Library is hosting a reading and book signing by Chelsea Cain, author of “Mockingbird,” a Marvel comic. The event will be held in the Fireplace Room of the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Admission is free. For more information, contact Courtney Terry at 503-435-5555 or email@example.com.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Community theater: “Wait Until Dark” will be showing at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, with a matinee at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 at Gallery Theater, 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets are $15. Performances of this show will continue each weekend through Nov. 5. For more information, contact the theater at 503-472-2227.
Halloween games: The McMinnville Public Library is hosting a Halloween Teen Gaming Night at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The event is free and open to ages 13 to 18. Awards will be given for winning costumes, and snacks will be available. The library will provide video games and Internet access. Guests are welcome to bring their own board games, card games, video games and controllers. For more information, contact Kris Lutsock at 503-435-5572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discussion series: A discussion about land, power, discrimination and the Oregon wine industry will be led by winemaker Bertony Faustin, Oregon’s first black winemaker, will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. The talk is the first presentation in Oregon Humanities’ 2016-17 Think & Drink series. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kathleen Holt at 503-241-0543 ext. 115 or email@example.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29
Halloween tour: The Yamhill County Historical Society is sponsoring “A Night at the Museum: Halloween Tours at the Heritage Center” from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham lane, McMinnville. Halloween themed tours of the museum, activities and refreshments will be available. Local author Tracey Ward will tell ghost stories from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Pam Watts at 503-434-0490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween fundraiser: The McMinnville High School Grad Night Committee and the Hispanic PTA are sponsoring a Day of the Dead/Halloween Fundraiser Celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. Tickets are $30 each or $25 if purchasing two or more. Proceeds will go to Mac High’s Grad Night event and scholarships for graduating seniors. For more information, contact Melanie Martinoff at 503-560-8435 or email@example.com.
Island music: “Share the Aloha,” a reggae and ukulele open mic contest, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at MacStage, 744 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Musicians must sign up before Oct. 26 to compete. First place winners will receive a one-night stay at the beach. Island food will be served. Admission is free. For more information, contact Becky Gash at 971-241-9390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, OCT. 30
Baroque orchestra: The Portland Baroque Orchestra will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in Ice Auditorium, Linfield College. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Admission is free for Linfield students with current ID and K-12 students. The concert is sponsored by Linfield Lively Arts and the Lacroute Arts Series. For more information, contact Shelly Sanderlin at 503-883-2275 or email@example.com.
Halloween run: Mac Monster Mania, featuring carnival-style games and activities centered on nutrition and active living, will run from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Linfield College’s Wellness Trail and Wildcat Circle, S.E. Booth Bend Road, McMinnville. A Monster Mile Kids Run begins at 1 p.m., the Monster Dash 5K run begins at 1:30 p.m. Cost for the 5K is $20, kids’ 1-mile is $10. The event is sponsored by Student Nutrition and Activity Clinic for Kids (SNACK) and McMinnville Parks and Recreation. For more information, contact Katie Sours at 503-434-8278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, OCT. 31
Trick-or-treating: The McMinnville Downtown Association will hold its annual Safe & Sane Trick or Treat Halloween event Monday, Oct. 31, on Third Street. Hay rides will be provided by Heiser Farms from 3 to 4 p.m. beginning at the corner of Third and Davis streets. Trick-or-treating runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Halloween photos will be available with a $1 donation at the News-Register. A pumpkin carving contest for children 14 and younger is set for 3 to 5 p.m. at McMenamins Hotel Oregon. For more information, call the McMinnville Downtown Association at 503-472-3605.
Trick-or-treating: The Hillside campus, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville, will open to the community for trick-or-treating. Residents from Traditions, The Manor and Cottages will give out candy from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31; those participating will display a paper pumpkin on their doors and will leave the outside light on. Assisted Living residents will give candy in the Traditions lobby from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact April Potter at 503-883-4669 or email@example.com.
Trick-or-treating: Pacifica McMinnville residents will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at the memory care community, 320 S.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. For more information, contact Ashley Rice or Terri Trevor at 503-472-3509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Halloween party: Parkland Village Retirement Community is hosting a free Halloween party from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at the retirement community, 3121 N.E. Cumulus Ave., McMinnville. Visitors are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy face painting, refreshments and games. For more information, call Shauna Thompson at 503-435-1499.
TUESDAY, NOV. 1
Dessert concert: The McMinnville High School Symphonic Choir will present its annual “Symphonic Sweets and Songs” event from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Food Court at the school, 615 N.E. 15th St. Desserts, coffee and tea will be served. Admission is $10. Tickets may be purchased from any choir member or from the student accounts office. For more information, contact Robin Pederson at email@example.com.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3
Harvest sale: First Presbyterian Church is holding its annual Harvest Sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 4, at the church, 390 N.E. 2nd St., McMinnville. Soup, bread, pie and cinnamon rolls will be available for purchase at the Harvest Café. A variety of handmade crafts, foods, household items, jewelry and more will be featured at the sale. Proceeds will benefit the church. Music will be played at 6 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call 503-472-6256.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5
Christmas bazaar: Catholic Daughters will hold a Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 and 6, in the gym at St. James Catholic Church, 1145 N.E. First St., McMinnville. Proceeds benefit Catholic Daughters of America. Table rentals are $30 for both days. For more information, call Charlene Williams at 503-883-9142.
Museum fundraiser: The second annual Evergreen Museum Heroes Gala will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, under the tail of the Spruce Goose in the Evergreen Aviation Museum, 500 N.E. Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville. Activities will include a raffle, wall of wine, food and live and silent auctions. Tickets cost $100. Sponsorship options are also available. Proceeds benefit the museum in restoring and preserving artifacts and educational programs. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Melissa Grace at 503-434-4185 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, NOV. 6
Band concert: The Second Winds Community Band is sponsoring “I Remember Vietnam,” a concert to honor Vietnam veterans, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. The Second Winds Community Band, Linfield Concert Band and the Second Winds Traditional Jazz Band will perform selections including “Get It On,” “Sons of Veterans March,” “Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel” and a premier work by Kevin M. Walczyk. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Mark Williams at 503-679-9328 or email@example.com.
THURSDAY, NOV. 10
Awards dinner: The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual awards dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St. Tickets cost $45. Seating is limited, and reservations are required by Nov. 4. A 50/50 raffle will be offered. For more information, and to make reservations, call the chamber at 503-472-6196.
Band concert: The Newberg Community Band presents its first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Bauman Auditorium, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian St., Newberg. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.newbergcommunityband.com.
FRIDAY, NOV. 11
Veterans exhibit: Yamhill County Historical Society is sponsoring a special exhibit and tour to honor veterans from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12, at The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. Local veterans’ memorabilia, WWII aircraft nose art, antique vehicles and agricultural machinery will be on display. Tea and cookies will be served. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, call the historical society at 971-570-2664 or visit www.yamhillcountyhistory.org.
SATURDAY, NOV. 12
Used book sale: The Friends of the McMinnville Library will host a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Carnegie Room of the library, 225 N.W. Adams St., McMinnville. Members can shop at 9 a.m. before the sale opens. Memberships are available to purchase at the door. At 1 p.m. books can be purchased for $3 a bag. For more information, call 916-524-8147.
THURSDAY, NOV. 17
Booster fundraiser: Zippy’s Pizza is hosting “Wine or Whine,” a silent and live auction fundraiser for the Yamhill Carlton Booster Club, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the restaurant, 180 S. Maple St., Yamhill. Twenty covered bottles will be auctioned; two of them will contain hot sauce instead of wine. Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Zippy’s. For more information, contact Kelly Van Horn at 503-830-6887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rivers presentation: The McMinnville Public Library is hosting “Rivers of Oregon,” a presentation by award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Admission is free. For more information, contact Courtney Terry at 503-435-5554.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29
Craft fair: The McMinnville Public Library is hosting a Young Artists’ Craft Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Youths ages 7-18 will sell their arts, crafts and culinary creations. To participate, children must register by Nov. 11 in the Children’s Room at the library. Registration is free. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5571 or email@example.com.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2
Tree lighting: The Amity Downtown Improvement Group is sponsoring a parade and Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, at the Amity Community Center, 401 S. Trade St. Decorated fire trucks will bring Santa to the tree lighting; the event also includes caroling, refreshments and crafts. Donations of unwrapped gifts will be accepted for later distribution to local children. For more information, call Eve Silverman at 503-835-0374.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3
Holiday bazaar: The Yamhill County Historical Society is holding its Handmade Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. The bazaar will feature more than 50 craft vendors and local artists, a silent auction, decorated tree auction, music, food and tours of the decorated museum. Admission is free with a food donation. For more information, contact Pam Watts at 503-434-0490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7
Christmas concert: The Linfield Choirs Christmas Concert will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall, Linfield College. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Shelly Sanderlin at 503-883-2275 or email@example.com.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8
Music event: The Linfield College Music Department will be holding a chamber recital at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall, Linfield College. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Shelly Sanderlin at 503-883-2275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11
Musical workshop: The Linfield College Music Department is holding a musical theatre workshop at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, in Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall, Linfield College. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Shelly Sanderlin at 503-883-2275 or email@example.com.