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COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

Digital sports: Linfield College will present a panel discussion on the digital sports fan at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Room 201, Riley Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lisa Weidman at 503-883-2219 or lweidma@linfield.edu.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

Community theater: Gallery Theater in McMinnville presents the two-person humorous drama “The Gin Game” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, with a matinee at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at 210 N.E. Ford St. General admission is $18, or $15 for students and seniors. Performances continue each weekend through May 6. For more information, call the theater at 503-472-2227 or visit www.gallerytheater.org.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Linfield lu’au: The Linfield College Hawaiian Club will present its 45th annual lu’au, “Huliamahi (Come Together as One),” with dinner at 5 p.m. and a live performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in the Rutschman Field House and Ted Wilson Gymnasium. General admission for the performance is $15 or $25 for the dinner and show. Reserved seats cost $5 more. Discounts are available for children, students and seniors. For more information, call the college at 503-883-2435 or visit www.linfield.edu/activities/luau. 

Park tour: The Chehalem Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon is sponsoring a free tour of Deer Creek Nature Park, led by the chapter’s founding member Dave Hanson, at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29. The county park, located between McMinnville and Sheridan, contains the largest wet prairie ecosystem in the lower Willamette Valley. Participants should wear rubber boots and may bring a lunch. For directions or more information, e-mail Hanson at dhanson@newsguy.com.

Preparedness fair: Yamhill County Emergency Management is offering a free community emergency preparedness fair, from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 29, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1645 N.W. Baker Creek Road, McMinnville. Geology instructor Sheila Alfsen will be keynote speaker. The event will also include presentations by experts in survival and other skills needed in emergencies. About 20 booths will offer information about supplies and training. For more information, contact Dorene Ellis at 503-472-0766 or doreneellis@gmail.com.

Children’s day: The McMinnville Public Library is holding its annual El Dia de los Ninos celebration from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Highlights include a mariachi band, the McMinnville High School Baile Folklorico dancers, book giveaways for children, a cakewalk, games and face painting. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kimbre Chapman at 503-435-5559 or kimbre.chapman@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.   

Plant sale: The Yamhill County Master Gardeners Association will hold its 25th annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds, 2070 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville. Thousands of ornamental and vegetable plants will be available for purchase from more than 20 vendor booths. Other attractions include free soil pH testing, a plant help clinic and garden art. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kelli Watcherson at 503-434-7517 or ycmga.org. 

Travel talks: The Dayton Community Development Association is sponsoring its third travel talk program, the Dayton Travel Expo, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 29, at the Dayton Community Center, 606 Fourth St. A different speaker will take the podium every 15 minutes to present topics including working for nongovernmental organizations in foreign countries, touring by scooter, cycling, using travel clubs and trip planning. For more information, call organizers John Francis or Caye Poe at 503-864-3933 or visit www.daytonoregon.org/travelexpo.   

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

Cello recital: The Linfield College Cello Ensemble will present a recital at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at the Vivian A, Bull Music Center, Linfield College. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the college at 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 4

Fashion show: Stoller Family Estates will host a fashion show and charity event, “Wine About Fashion,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Stoller Family Estates, 16161 N.E. McDougall Road, Dayton. Twenty percent of wine proceeds will benefit the Northwest Chapter of Girls Inc., a nonprofit aiming to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold through direct service and advocacy. Tickets must be purchased in advance. General admission is $50, two-place tables are $110 and four-place tables are $220. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.stollerfamilyestate.com/Events/Event-Calendar.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 6

Young entrepreneurs: McMinnville Lemonade Day is set for Saturday, May 6, throughout McMinnville. Local children will set up stands at various locations with lemonade available for purchase. For more information, visit mcminnville.lemonadeday.org.

Work party: The Greater Yamhill Watershed Council and Linfield College’s Environmental Science Department are holding a work party to remove invasive weeds from the Cozine Creek area of the Linfield campus from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 6. Volunteers should gather at the greenhouse parking lot adjacent to the Campus Safety Building. Dress for the weather and muddy conditions; tools, work gloves and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Luke Westphal at 503-474-1047 or luke@gywc.org.

Celebratory concert: The First Baptist Church presents “Sing For Joy, a sesquicentennial celebratory concert, at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the church, 125 S.E. Cowls St., McMinnville. The concert will include performances by First Baptist Church Choir, the Worship Team and the church’s current and former musicians. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the church at 503-472-7941.

Wildlife restoration: The Yamhill County chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is holding its annual banquet and auction at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Spirit Mountain Casino, 27100 Salmon River Highway, Grand Ronde. The banquet will feature dinner, a live auction, raffle prizes and children’s games. General admission is $70; $35 for youth. The event will benefit the foundation and support wildlife restoration. For more information, call Jadeon Maxfield at 541-613-7352. To purchase admission and raffle tickets, visit events.rmef.org/shop.aspx?eid=5661.

Cemetery clean-up: The annual cleanup day at Buck Hollow Cemetery will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 6, on Buck Hollow Road, Willamina. Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, scrub brushes, buckets, clippers and other tools to remove or trim grass from around headstones. Mike Mendenhall will be available to help locate specific gravesites. For more information, call Mendenhall at 971-237-0547 or 503-876-7025.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 7

Hunger walk: The 2017 CROP Hunger Walk will start at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, with registration beginning at 2 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 390 N.E. Second St., McMinnville. Proceeds from the 1 mile/5k walk will go toward fighting hunger locally and globally. Registration and donation information is available at www.cropwalk.org. For more information, call Bonnie Churchwell at 503-472-3975.

Spring concert: The McMinnville Women’s Choir presents its spring concert, “Knowing She Has Wings,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Cowls St., McMinnville. Tickets are available at Oregon Stationers for $8; admission is $10 at the door. Students 18 years or younger will be admitted free. For more information, call Lynn Crowell at 503-472-8196.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 11

Paint poetry: The McMinnville Public Library is sponsoring “Painting to Poems” at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at The Gallery at Ten Oaks, 801 S.W. Baker St., McMinnville. Guests are invited to write a poem inspired by the art on display; an open mic poetry reading will follow. Admission is free. For more information, contact Courtney Terry at 503-435-5554 or Courtney.terry@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 12

Flower fundraiser: Pacifica Senior Living in McMinnville is hosting a Mother’s Day fundraising plant sale from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the senior living center, 320 S.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. Proceeds from all plants and flowers sold will go to the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation. For more information, contact Ashley Rice at 503-472-3509 or crd.mcminnville@pacificaseniorliving.com.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 13

’70s prom: Gallery Theater will hold a “Super Groovy Adult Prom” with a ’70s theme at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the theater, 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple; attendees must be 21 or older. Food, drinks and prom photos will be available for purchase. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the box office or call 503-472-2227.

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, May 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 the library at 503-435-5562 or libref@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 14

Healthy cooking: The McMinnville Seventh-day Adventist Church is hosting a plant-based cooking demonstration with traveling chef Mark Anthony at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at 1500 S.W. Old Sheridan Road. Guests will receive a free meal, along with information about healthful eating, weight loss, lowering cholesterol and increasing energy. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Joy James at 503-868-7329 or jjames@onlinenw.com.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 18

UFO Fest: The 18th annual UFO Fest will be held Thursday through Sunday, May 18-21 in McMinnville. Highlights include talks by expert ufologists, an alien parade and alien pet contest, live music and an Alien Abduction Dash 5K and Kids Fun Run. For more information or to purchase tickets for speaker events, visit ufofest.com.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 20

Waste collection: The Newberg Transfer Station, 2904 Wynooski St., will hold a household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Medications will also be accepted. For more information, call Sherrie Mathison at 503-434-7445.

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 guests. For more information, visit www.mcminnvilleartandwine.com or e-mail artwinewalk@gmail.com.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 27

Plant show: The Native Plant Society of Oregon, Cheahmill Chapter, will hold its annual wildflower show and native plant sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Wildflowers will be on display in the Carnegie Room, and locally grown native plants will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For more information, call Marna Porath at 503-835-1042. 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

Car show: Pacifica Senior Living McMinnville is sponsoring a Vintage Car Show from 1 1a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the memory care facility, 320 S.W. Hill Road. The event will include free food and live music. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, contact Terri Trevor or Ashley Rice at 503-472-3509 or crd.mcminnville@pacificaseniorliving.com.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 16

Alzheimer’s fundraiser: Pacifica Senior Living McMinnville is hosting “Letters to Heaven” from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, at the memory care facility, 320 S.W. Hill Road. Guests can write a note to be attached to a balloon and released for $1. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, contact Ashley Rice at 503-472-3509 or crd.mcminnville@pacificaseniorliving.com.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 18

Father’s day: The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center will be hosting “Father’s Day at the Heritage Center” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at the center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. Activities include tours of the museum, special exhibits and refreshments. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. For more information, call Dave Rucker at 503-984-5799.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25

Garden sale: The McMinnville Garden Club will hold its annual Garden Faire, featuring more than 40 vendors selling plants, artwork and hardscape, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25, in the area surrounding Third and Cowls streets, McMinnville. Admission is free. The sale is held in conjunction with the club’s Summer Garden Tour. For more information, call Mike at 503-831-3087.

Garden tour: Five gardens have been chosen for their unique characteristics to be featured in the McMinnville Garden Club’s annual Summer Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25. Tickets are $10 and will be available starting in May at several area businesses. For more information, call Marlene Petersen at 541-784-5089.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 8

Pets fundraiser: The Dawgs & Hogs Poker Run, a benefit for Homeward Bound Pets, will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a 8 a.m. check-in Saturday, July 8, at Trask Mountain Outpost, 195 W. Main St., Yamhill. The motorcycle poker run has checkpoints at Chehalem Valley Brewing in Newberg, the Barlow Room in Dayton and the Mac Club in McMinnville. Registration is $20 for each bike, and $5 for each additional rider. For more information or to register, visit hbpets,org or call the shelter at 503-472-0341.

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, July 8, in the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Most books are priced for $1 or less. For more information, contact the library at 503-435-5562 or libref@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 28

IPNC: The 31st International Pinot Noir Celebration will be held from Friday. July 28, through Sunday, July 30.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 19

Harvest festival: The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center will host a Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 and 20, at the center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. Activities and features include draft animal plowing, blacksmith, sawmill, steam engine, stagecoach, food, music and children pioneer activities. General admission is $8, $4 for ages 6 through 12 and children 6 and younger get free admission. For more information, call Pam Watts at 503-434-0490.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 9

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, Sept. 9, in the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Most books are priced for $1 or less. For more information, contact the library at 503-435-5562 or libref@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 10

Vintage baseball: The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center is hosting a vintage baseball game from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. The McMinnville Gristmillers will play ball using rules from 1890. For more information, call Dave Rucker at 503-984-5799.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 16

Quilt show: The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center is hosting “Treasures in the Attic” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. Over 100 quilts will be on display. Items from vintage and collectible vendors will be on display. There will be live music and food. Admission is $5. For more information, call Pam Watts at 503-434-0490.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 27 Digital sports: Linfield College will present a panel discussion on the digital sports fan at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Room 201, Riley Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lisa Weidman at 503-883-2219 or lweidma@linfield.edu.   FRIDAY, APRIL 28 Community theater: Gallery Theater in McMinnville presents the two-person ...
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