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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17

Faculty lecture: Violeta Ramsay, professor of Spanish, will present a free lecture, “Culture and the Global World Educating the Citizen of the 21st Century,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Room 201 Riley Hall at Linfield College. For more information, call 503-883-2409.

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

Farmers market: The McMinnville Downtown Association’s Farmers Market will open from 1 to 6 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 9 on Northeast Cowls Street between Third and Second. For more information, visit www.downtownmcminnville.com/mcminnville-farmers-market.

Poetry: Joe Wilkins of Linfield College will read his poems and ask others to read theirs at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Velvet Monkey Tea Room, 406 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. For more information on the free event, contact Courtney Terry at courtney.terry@ci.mcminnville.or.us or 503-435-5554.

Linfield Theater: David Paterson’s “The Blonde and other Slight Distractions” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 18-20, and at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in Marshall Theatre at Ford Hall, Linfield College. Tickets cost $9, $7 for seniors and Linfield staff, and $5 for students, $2 discount on opening night. For more information or tickets, visit www.linfield.edu/culture or call 503-883-2292.

Literacy tutors: An adult literacy tutor information night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Carnegie Room of the McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Vivian Ang, director of the Mid-Valley Literacy Center will lead the free discussion. For more information, contact Diane McMillen at diane.mcmillen@ci.mcminnville.or.us or 503-435-5551.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19

German fair: Newberg Early Bird Rotary will hold its third annual Oktoberfest from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Memorial Park, corner of Fifth and Blaine streets, Newberg. The event includes a parade with draft horses, polka lessons, dog races, lederhosen contest, beer, wine, German food, live entertainment, games for all ages and kids’ activities. Admission is $8 including one draft or root beer. For more information, visit www.newbergoktoberfest.com.

Play cancelled: The Gallery Theater presentation of “Cinderella, A British Pantomime” scheduled to perform on Fridays-Sundays through Sept. 27 was cancelled due to issues with music licensing for the show. All ticket purchases will be refunded. For more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

Newberg play: Chehalem Players Repertory Theater will present “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 and 20, and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21, at The Lodge Theater, 402 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. Admission is $20, $15 seniors, $10 students. For more information, contact 971-264-9409 or visit www.chehalemplayersrep.org.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 20

Mastiff fundraiser: A rummage sale to benefit Mastiff Rescue Oregon will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, undercover beside the basketball hoops at Cook School, 800 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville. For more information, visit www.mastiffrescueoregon.org.

Historical models: The Oregon Historical Modelers Society will present its annual model show and contest from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Evergreen Space Museum, 500 N.E. Captain Michael King Smith Way. There will be a model contest and vendor tables. Admission is free with museum entry of $7 for the space museum only. A free MakeNTake event for younger modelers will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit the website, www.ipms-portland.org.

Fairies fundraiser: Tours of 9 Villages of Fairy Terra Nova, an outdoor fairy village, will be offered from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Hearthland Sanctuary, 1827 S.E. Nehemiah Lane, McMinnville. The event, a fundraiser for an outdoor classroom for art and garden workshops, costs $10 for ages older than 12, including snacks and music. For more information, contact Shar Kucala at Shar.kucala@gmail.com or 971-246-0136.

Downtown Mac: Local 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: Three local farmers markets operate on Saturdays. The Farmers Market at the McMinnville Grange is open year-round with summer hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1700 S.W. Old Sheridan Road; for more information, call 503-843-1594. The Willamina market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Oct. 18 at the Willamina Community Campus, 266 S.E. Washington St.; for more information, call 503-876-2061. The Granary Marketplace is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 845 N.E. Fifth St., McMinnville; for more information, call 503-209-9591.

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 21

Cars, poker: The See Ya Later Foundation will hold a Deuces Wild Poker Run and Show ‘n Shine on Sunday, Sept. 21, at Cobbtuning Surgeline, 16580 S.W. 72 Ave., Portland. The poker run will start at 10:30 a.m.; the car show starts at noon. Entry costs $20 in advance, $25 day of event. For more information, contact Brian Bernier at 2b.leftlane@gmail.com or 503-857-5377.

 

MONDAY, SEPT. 22

Linfield lecture: Colin DeYoung of the University of Minnesota will present “Causes and Consequences of Cognitive Exploration” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, in Melrose Hall’s Ice Auditorium, Linfield College. For more information on the free lecture, contact Yanna Weisberg of the psychology department at 503-883-2724 or yweisber@linfield.edu.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27

Kiwanis auction: The 35th annual Kiwanis Bids for Kids auction and barbecued steak or salmon buffet will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 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.

Patti LaBelle: Patti LaBelle will appear in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Spirit Mountain Casino, 27100 S.W. Salmon River Highway, Grand Ronde. Tickets start at $40. For more information, call 503-879-2350 or visit www.spiritmountain.com.

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 28

Sheridan breakfast: Sheridan Volunteer Firefighters Association will hold its annual hotcake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at the fire station, 230 S.W. Mill St. Cost for all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs and ham is $6, $4 for ages 6-12. For more information, call 503-843-2467.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 2

Dundee history: The Dundee Women’s Club will present “The Changing Face of Agriculture in the Dundee Area” at 7 p.m. Oct. 2, at the Dundee Community Center, 1026 Highway 99W. The club is offering a series of free presentations on the history of Dundee to celebrate the 100-year-old building. For more information, visit www.dundeecommunitycenter.org.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 3

Art tour: The 22nd annual Art Harvest Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 3-12, within Yamhill County. Cost is $7 for ages older than 18, to be paid at one of the more than 40 studios on this self-guided tour. For more information, visit www.artharveststudiotour.org.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 4

Kick-ball: McMinnville Public Library will hold a two-day kickball tournament, Kick It for the Library, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5, at Joe Dancer Park, McMinnville, to raise money for beautifying its entrance. Kick-ball is like baseball, with a bigger ball and kicking instead of batting. Games begin at 3, with closing ceremonies at 4:30 p.m. Sunday; instruction will be provided. Preregistration is required for ages 14 and older: cost is $200 for a team of 8 to 15. For more information, visit www.kick-it-for.org

Gallery preview: Gallery Theater will hold its annual free Season Preview Night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the theater, 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Complimentary wine will be served following the preview. For more information, call 503-472-2227 or visit www.gallerytheater.org.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 5

Stage reading: Stage One will present a free stage reading of “Keely and Du,” for adult audiences, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Carnegie Room at McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. For more information, call 503-851-2220.

Champoeg: Champoeg State Heritage Area offer will offer a free Apple Harvest Festival from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. The park is southeast of Newberg and charges $5 for parking. For more information, visit www.champoeg.org or call Friends of Historic Champoeg at 503-678-1649.

 

FRIDAY, OCT 10

Valley Repertory: Valley Repertory Theatre will present “The Whipping Man,” a historical drama set at the close of the Civil War, Fridays through Sundays, Oct. 10-26, 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 and $10 for children. For more information or tickets, call 971-832-9209 or visit www.valleyrep.org.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 11

Gluten disorders: Author Rodney Ford, M.D., will present “Gluten Related Disorder: Any Symptom, Any Time, Any Person” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Cowls St., McMinnville. Ford is an allergy and gastroenterology Specialist from New Zealand. Suggested donation is $10 including a healthy light lunch. For more information, contact Lisa Pool at glutenfreefriendsmcminnville@gmail.com or 503-504-7406.

Juliette’s House: Juliette’s House will hold its 20th annual auction, “Celebrate the Children,” with a Caribbean-style dinner and dance from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $85. For tickets or more information, call Francine Fiore at 503-687-1313 or visit www.julietteshouse.org/events.

Short films: McMinnville Sunrise Rotary and Movietime Video will host the fourth annual McMinnville Short Film Festival at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at McMinnville Cinemas, 2725 N.E. Tanger Drive. Film entries cost $30 by Aug. 15, $35 thereafter. To enter, visit www.mcminnvillefilmfest.org.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 14

Political candidates: The McMinnville City Club will hold a candidate forum at its 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, meeting 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, OCT. 17

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “You Can’t Take It With You” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 17-Nov. 8, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information about the madcap classic, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 18

Dundee dinner: A Harvest Dinner with live music will raise money to restore the historic Dundee Community Center from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at 1026 Highway 99W, Dundee. Tickets cost $25 including a wine ticket, $10 for ages 5-12. For more information, call 503-538-3094 or e-mail jcol503@comcast.net.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

Hazardous waste: Yamhill County Solid Waste will accept hazardous waste from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at WOW Recovery Zone, 2200 N.E. Orchard Ave., McMinnville. Items such as pesticides, cleaners, prescription medications will be collected for safe disposal at no charge. For more information, visit www.ycsw.org or call 503-434-7445.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 31

Halloween: Trick-or-treaters will be welcomed in McMinnville at the following: 3-5 p.m. Osprey Court, 503-472-3509.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 2

Stage reading: Stage One will present a free stage reading of “Transatlantic Liaison” at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in the Carnegie Room at McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. For more information, call 503-851-2220.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 7

Willamina art: The 23rd annual Coastal Hills Art Tour will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, in Willamina. For more information, call 503-876-8855.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 8

Library sale: Friends of McMinnville Public Library will offer books for $1 or less from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 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.

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 11

Kent Taylor: Retiring city manager Kent Taylor will give a presentation on the past, present and future of McMinnville at the 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 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. F

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 17

Historical theater: “First Lady Lou,” a one-woman drama about Herberg Hoover’s wife, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College St., Newberg. The great-granddaughter of Lou Henry Hoover will attend, and Elliott Trommald will give a short talk. Admission is $15, $5 for children. For more information or advance tickets, visit www.thehoover-minthornhousemuseum.org or call Sarah Munro at 503-538-6629.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 22

Dundee Bazaar: A Holiday Food and Craft Bazaar will raise money to restore the historic Dundee Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1026 Highway 99W, Dundee. Admission is free. For more information, call 503-538-3094 or e-mail jcol503@comcast.net.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 28

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “A Miracle on 34th Street” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 28-Dec. 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.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 4

Valley Repertory: Valley Repertory Theatre will present Christmas Stories of Newberg, a new musical, Thursdays through Saturdays, Dec. 4-21, 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 and $10 for children. For more information or tickets, call 971-832-9209 or visit www.valleyrep.org.

Dundee history: The Dundee Women’s Club will present “Small Town Government and Politics, Circa 1890-1900s” at 7 p.m. Dec. 4, at the Dundee Community Center, 1026 Highway 99W. The club is offering a series of free presentations on the history of Dundee to celebrate the 100-year-old building. For more information, visit www.dundeecommunitycenter.org.

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 13

Early transit: Kory Knutz will talk about public transit in the 1800s for Yamhill County 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.

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 1

Stage reading: A stage reading performance of “The Lion in Winter” will be presented by Stage One at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Carnegie Room at the McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. For more information, call 503-851-2220.

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 5

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. The club is offering a series of free presentations on the history of Dundee to celebrate 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.

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 10

Arctic: Jared Larsen will present “From the Artic 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.

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 27

Valley Repertory: Valley Repertory Theatre will present “All My Sons,” a tragedy of the American Dream, Fridays through Sundays, Feb. 27-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 and $10 for children. For more information or tickets, call 971-832-9209 or visit www.valleyrep.org.

 

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. The club is offering a series of free presentations on the history of Dundee to celebrate 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. The club is offering a series of free presentations on the history of Dundee to celebrate the 100-year-old building. For more information, visit www.dundeecommunitycenter.org.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

BLM lands: 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, MAY 8

Valley Repertory: 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 and $10 for children. For more information or tickets, call 971-832-9209 or visit www.valleyrep.org.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 12

Wine generations: 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. 


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