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THURSDAY, DEC. 18

Free dentistry: Anyone with an urgent dental need who cannot afford treatment is invited to the McMinnville Free Clinic between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Cowls St. Dental work will be scheduled for the Medical Teams International dental van on Thursday, Dec. 18. For more information, call Lynn Crowell at 503-472-8196.

College workshop: Chemeketa Community College will hold a “Get Started: A Back to School Workshop” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in the Carnegie Room at McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Topics will include admission applications, financial aid and going to college after gaining life experience. For more information on the free workshop, contact Nora Alvarez at 503-316-3297 or americorpsvyc@chemeketa.edu.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 19

Sheriff’s retirement: A farewell party and celebration of Sheriff Jack Crabtree’s 30 years of service to Yamhill County will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, in the Corrections Annex, 615 N.E. Sixth St., McMinnville. For more information about the free event, call Kellye Fetters at 503-434-7528.

Cantata choir: The 28th annual Community Cantata Choir will perform this year’s one-hour Christmas program of many faith traditions at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, in St. James Catholic Church in McMinnville, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Joyful Servant Lutheran Church in Newberg. Audiences are asked to limit fragrances. Monetary donations to YCAP will be requested. For more information, contact Lee Shrepel at 503-662-3926 or lee@FruithillInc.com.

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “A Miracle on 34th Street” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and 20, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $16, $14 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information about the play, based on the classic Christmas novel and movie by the same name, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

Newberg theater: Valley Repertory Theatre will present “O Little Town: Stories of Newberg,” a holiday musical, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Newberg Masonic Lodge, 402 E. Sheridan St. Tickets cost $15, $12 for seniors, $10 for children. For more information or tickets, call 971-832-9202 or visit www.valleyrep.org.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 20

Holiday movie: Evergreen Museum will hold its annual Pajama Day and show “The Polar Express” movie from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 20, in the theater building, with holiday craft projects. Cost is $12, $4 less for members. Make reservations to reservation@sprucegoose.org or 503-434-4185.

Benefit bazaar: The Champion Team will hold a Holiday Market and Vendor Fair from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, in the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. Santa will visit the bazaar from 1 to 3 p.m. Donations of $5 will benefit people with mental health challenges. For more information, call 503-472-4600 or e-mail lindsay.championteam@gmail.com.

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.

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.

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 6

Rivers, dams: The Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District will show “Damnation,” a movie documenting the change from pride in big dams to concern for the health of our rivers, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, in the Moonlight Theater, 433 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. For more information on the free event, contact Marie Vicksta at marie@yamhillswcd.org or 503-472-6403.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 10

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

Veterans’ fundraiser: McMinnville Elks Lodge is coordinating a Chinook Winds Casino trip at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, as a fundraiser to provide items of comfort for Yamhill County veterans in residential care facilities. Participants receive a $10 slot voucher and $3 in food coupons. Cost is $15. Register by Jan. 5 to Virginia Privatsky-Williams at 503-472-1283 or Vernon Popowski at vpopowski@gmail.com.

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 11

Food, citizenship: Wendy Willis will lead a free Conservation Project discussion on “We Are What We Eat: Connecting Food and Citizenship,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, in the Carnegie Room of McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. For more information, call 503-435-5555.

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 13

Early transit: Kory Knutz will speak about Yamhill County public transit in the 1800s at the 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 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.

 

FRIDAY, JAN. 16

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “Sylvia” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays, Jan.16 to Feb.7, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227. 

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 25

Playing required: Jonathan Blasher and Tara Doherty will lead a free Conservation Project discussion on “The Power of Play: Promoting Health & Creativity” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, in the Carnegie Room of McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. For more information, call 503-435-5555.

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 3

Conservationist film: The Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District will show “Green Fire,” a movie about the life of conservationist Aldo Leopold, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Moonlight Theater, 433 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. For more information on the free event, contact Marie Vicksta at marie@yamhillswcd.org or 503-472-6403.

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 5

Plant sale: The Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its 24th annual native plant sale of bare root and container plants Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 5-7. Pre-ordering is recommended. Hours for pickup and other sales are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information and order forms, e-mail orders@yamhillswcd.org or call 503-472-6403. 

Dundee history: The Dundee Women’s Club will present “Steamboat Traffic on the Willamette” at 7 p.m. Feb. 5, at the Dundee Community Center, 1026 Highway 99W, as part of a free series of presentations on the history of Dundee celebrates the 100-year-old building. For more information, visit www.dundeecommunitycenter.org.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 7

Mayor’s ball: The annual Mayor’s Charity Ball for Kids on the Block will be held Saturday, Feb. 7. For more information, visit www.mayorsball.com.

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 8

Black history: Walidah Imarisha will lead a free Conversation Project discussion at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, in the Carnegie Room, McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The topic, “Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? A Hidden History,” For more information, call 503-435-5555.

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 10

Arctic: Jared Larsen will present “From the Arctic to the School District” at the 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, 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.

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 22

Solitude valued: Jennifer Allen will lead a free Conversation Project discussion on “Going Solo: The Value of Solitude in a Social World” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in the Carnegie Room, McMinnville Public Library, 225 M.W. Adams St. For more information, call 503-435-5555.

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 27

Newberg theater: Valley Repertory Theatre will present “All My Sons,” a tragedy of the American Dream, Fridays through Sundays, Feb. 27 to March 15, 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.

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 27-March 21, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older. Fore more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

Conservation, veterans: The Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District will show “Ground Operations,” a movie about the Veterans (blueberry) Farm, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Moonlight Theater, 433 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. For more information on the free event, contact Marie Vicksta at marie@yamhillswcd.org or 503-472-6403.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

Dundee history: The Dundee Women’s Club will present “Stage Coach and Train Transportation” at 7 p.m. March 5, at the Dundee Community Center, 1026 Highway 99W. A free series of presentations on the history of Dundee celebrates the 100-year-old building. For more information, visit www.dundeecommunitycenter.org.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

BLM lands: Norman Johnson will present “The Future of BLM lands: Science, policy and politics” at the 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, 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.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

Dundee history: The Dundee Women’s Club will conclude its series on Dundee history with “The Yamhill River Pleistocene Project” at 7 p.m. April 2, at the Dundee Community Center, 1026 Highway 99W. For more information, visit www.dundeecommunitycenter.org.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

Wild horses: Erica Fitzgerald will present “Oregon’s Mustangs” at the 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, 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.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “The Diary of Anne Frank” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, April 17-May 9, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 8

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.

 

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.

 

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, next box building, informational displays and costumed hosts. For more information, visit www.prescottbluebird.com.

 

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. Early bird registration ends Wednesday, Dec. 31. 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.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 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 cost $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information, contact www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 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 $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information, contact www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 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. For tickets or more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 


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