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COMMUNITY EVENTS

THURSDAY, DEC. 14

Choir concert: McMinnville High School’s choir department will give performances of “Sounds of the Season” at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the school, 615 N.E. 15th St. Participating groups include the Concert Choir, Advanced Women’s Ensemble and Symphonic Choir, all led by Robin Pederson. Selections will include winter songs and traditional carols. Tickets cost $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the school at 503-565-4200.

Homelessness support: Piecing Community Together, an event designed to bring together those impacted by homelessness with the larger community, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, 544 N.E. Second St. A free turkey dinner will be served. There will be a special arts project to work on as well as live music from the Humlie School of Music. For more information, contact Elise Hui at 503-883-4318 or ehui@hayc.org.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 15

Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “My Heart Longs for Christmas” at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15, at Christian Church, 2315 North Villa Road, Newberg. The concert will feature a combination of contemporary and traditional styles. Lyrics will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Performances will continue in various locations throughout the county through Dec. 18. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Yamhill County Food Bank. For more information, call Lee or Linda Schrepel at 503-662-3926 or visit www.cantatachoir.org.

Community theater: The Gallery Theater’s final season performances of “Shrek: The Musical” will be showing at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. General admission is $18, or $15 for students and seniors. For more information, call the theater at 503-472-2227 or visit www.gallerytheater.org.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 16

Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “My Heart Longs for Christmas” at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, at Joyful Servant Lutheran Church, 1716 North Villa Road, Newberg. The concert will feature a combination of contemporary and traditional styles. Lyrics will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Performances will continue in various locations throughout the county through Dec. 18. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Yamhill County Food Bank. For more information, call Lee or Linda Schrepel at 503-662-3926 or visit www.cantatachoir.org.

Art walk: Downtown McMinnville hosts an Art & Wine Walk on the third Saturday of each month. Wine receptions begin at 5 p.m. Participating businesses will display a banner to welcome visitors. For more information, visit www.mcminnvilleartandwine.com or e-mail artwinewalk@gmail.com.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 17

Holiday ballet: Gallery Ballet & Tap presents its 2017 performance of “The Nutcracker” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Dec. 17 and 18, at Gallery Theater, 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. General admission is $15, or $10 for students and seniors. Premium seating is available for $20. Tickets can be purchased at Incahoots or at the door. For more information, call the dance school at 503-472-4866.

 

MONDAY, DEC. 18

Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents this season’s final performance of “My Heart Longs for Christmas” at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 18, at St. James Catholic Church, 1145 N.E. First St., McMinnville. The concert will feature a combination of contemporary and traditional styles. Lyrics will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Yamhill County Food Bank. For more information, call Lee or Linda Schrepel at 503-662-3926 or visit www.cantatachoir.org.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 21

Winter gala: Peace Valley School will hold a “Winter Solstice Gala” from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Falls Event Center, 510 N.E. Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville. The event will include dinner catered by McMenamins, presentations by students, music by the Second Winds Community Band, swing dance lessons and a vintage raffle. Admission is $65, with proceeds benefiting the school. For more information, contact Nathan Garrettson at 541-914-6299 or ngarrettson@gmail.com.

Craft party: The McMinnville Public Library is holding a Tween Craft Party at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at 225 N.W. Adams St. Ages 9-14 are invited to make holiday-themed cards. Cost to participate is $3; register at the library’s Children’s Desk. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5559 or becky.pearson@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 22

Kids movie: The McMinnville Public Library is hosting a free no-school-day showing of a family movie at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, in the Carnegie Room of the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Children 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For the movie title, contact the Children’s Room. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5559 or becky.pearson@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 28

Craft party: The McMinnville Public Library is sponsoring a free New Year’s Craft Party from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, in the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Children ages 7-12 may drop in and create New Year’s themed crafts. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5559 or becky.pearson@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 29

Kids movie: The McMinnville Public Library is hosting a free no-school-day showing of a family movie at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, in the Carnegie Room of the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Children 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For the movie title, contact the Children’s Room. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5559 or becky.pearson@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 13

Book sale: The McMinnville Public Library Friends of the Library is holding a book sale to raise money for the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, in the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Most books are priced for $1 or less. For more information, contact Jenny Berg at 503-435-5550 or jenny.berg@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

MONDAY, JAN. 15

Bingo fundraiser: Friends of the McMinnville Senior Center are hosting a fundraising Bingo Bash from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at the center, 2250 N.E. McDaniel Lane, McMinnville. Prizes include cash and items donated by local merchants. Bingo cards will be available for $1 each or six for $5. Pizza and beverages will be available for purchase for $1. All proceeds will go toward senior center improvements. For more information, call the center at 503-435-0407.

THURSDAY, DEC. 14 Choir concert: McMinnville High School’s choir department will give performances of “Sounds of the Season” at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the school, 615 N.E. 15th St. Participating groups include the Concert Choir, Advanced Women’s Ensemble and Symphonic Choir, all led by Robin Pederson. Selections will include winter songs and traditional carols. ...
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