THURSDAY, MAY 28
Native gathering: The Yamhill Tribal Club at Chemeketa Community College will host the third annual Native American Spring Gathering from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at 288 N.E. Norton Lane, McMinnville. The free event includes crafts, displays, food, demonstrations and performances by the Siletz Feather Dancers. For more information, contact Lea Griess at email@example.com or 503-316-3206.
Carlton theater: Students at Yamhill-Carlton elementary and intermediate schools will present “The Lion King Jr.” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28, in the gym at the elementary school, 420 S. Third St., Carlton. Admission is $5, $3 for children and seniors. Dinner is included with the second showing of the play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 29. Cost of the dinner theater is $12 to $20. For tickets or more information, contact Brenda Longton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-852-7161.
Advance directives: Newberg Public Library will host a free class on advance directives from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at 503 E. Hancock St. Oregon Health Decisions will distribute free materials and lead the discussion on end-of-life wishes during the drop-in class. For more information, call 503-538-7323.
Movie series: Chemeketa Yamhill Valley Campus will show “Good Will Hunting” followed by discussion, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, in Building 1, Room 303, at 288 N.E. Norton Lane, McMinnville. On June 4, a movie yet to be announced will be shown. For more information on the free movies, call 503-399-5192.
McMinnville market: McMinnville’s Farmers Market is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursdays on Northeast Cowls Street between Second and Third. The market runs through Oct. 8. For more information, contact the McMinnville Downtown Association at www.downtownmcminnville.com or 503-472-3605.
FRIDAY, MAY 29
Outpatient treatment: Judge Pat Wolke of Josephine County will present information on the Oregon Assisted Outpatient Treatment law from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 29, at Abacus House, 635 N.E. Galloway St., McMinnville. The free presentation is hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness for Yamhill County. For more information, call Shirley Kimball at 503-472-3823.
Big turkey: Candidates for Biggest Turkey will hold a BT Bash and auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, in McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St. The event will include a photo booth. Admission is $15, to benefit six local nonprofits. For more information, call Rhonda at 503-472-8528.
Spruce Goose: D. Kenneth Richardson will present “The Mystique of Hughes Aircraft Company” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, at Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville. Richardson has written a book, “Hughes After Howard,” after retiring as president of the company, which invented lasers, digital watches and communication satellites. Admission after the museum closes on Friday is $10; on Saturday the talk is included in regular admission of $23 to $25. For more information, contact Melissa Grace at email@example.com or 503-434-4185.
‘Coppelia’ ballet: Gallery Ballet & Tap will present “Coppelia,” a ballet classic, at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at Gallery Theater, 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets, available only at Copy Cabana, cost $14, $18 reserved, $10 for students and seniors. For more information, visit www.galleryballet.com.
Carlton theater: Students at Yamhill-Carlton elementary and intermediate schools will present “The Lion King Jr.” and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, in the gym at the elementary school, 420 S. Third St., Carlton. Cost of the dinner theater is $12 to $20. For tickets or more information, contact Brenda Longton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-852-7161.
Ballet: Lynn Marchant and Oregon Children’s ballet theaters will perform classical and contemporary dance at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, at 608 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Admission is $5 for ages older than 3, groups of four or more $4 each. For more information, call 503-472-4573.
Dayton series: Dayton begins its Friday Nights Series from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday through Labor Day in the town square. The events include live music, food, children’s activities, craft booths and a cruise-in. For more information, visit daytonoregon.org.
Maple trees: Baker Creek Community Church and McMinnville Christian Academy will offer a variety of maple trees for a donation to their building upgrades from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 29, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at 325 N.W. Baker Creek Road, McMinnville. For more information, contact Dax Garlinghouse at 971-267-0623 or email@example.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 30
Pets fundraiser: Homeward Bound Pets will hold its annual Dog/Car Wash and Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in the parking lot at 1120 N.E. Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, behind JW Carstar. Dog nail trimming and Pluck a Duck pool for kids will be available. Used ink cartridges and returnable bottles may be exchanged for a free book from the Thrift Shop. For more information on the fundraiser for the no-kill shelter, call Dawn at 971-237-1604.
Boy scouts: The local Boy Scout troop will hold a swap meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in the parking lot at Sears, 1621 N.E. Baker St., McMinnville. For more information or to request a pick-up for donations, call 503-857-7458.
Champion picnic: The Yamhill County Champion Team will hold a Peer Picnic in the Park at noon Saturday, May 30, in East Wortman Park in McMinnville. The free event celebrates Mental Health Month. For more information, call 503-474-4600.
Circus: Willamina Elementary School will benefit from profits of the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the West Valley Community Campus football field, 266 S.E. Washington St., Willamina. Tickets purchased in advance cost $10, $6 for ages 2 to 12 and 65 and older. Outlets include the school, Willamina Market, Skyberg’s Hardware, NW Property Sales in Sheridan and the Grand Ronde Shopping Center. For more information, contact Cyndy Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-706-4769.
Auction, dinner: Homeless advocate and author Richard LeMieux will speak at a dinner and an auction for the Yamhill County Union Rescue Mission at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St. Tickets cost $40, $75 for a couple. For more information, call Debra Middleton at 503-476-6095.
Triathlon: McMinnville Parks and Recreation will hold its fifth annual Sprint Triathlon race on Saturday, May 30, in McMinnville. The race consists of a 500-yard swim in the aquatic center, a 12-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run. Individual registration costs $50; three-person relay teams cost $60. For more information or to volunteer, contact Aaron Johnson at 503-434-7315 or email@example.com. To register, visit www.signmeup.com and search for McMinnville.
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.
SUNDAY, MAY 31
Band concert: The Newberg Community Band and the Second Winds Band will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 31, in Bauman Auditorium, George Fox University, Newberg. For more information on the free concert, e-mail Marilyn Godfrey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3
Readers’ auditions: Gallery Theater will hold auditions for Kaleidoscope IV readers’ theater at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Nine male and female actors are needed, plus four male seniors, four female seniors and three males aged 12 to 18 for “The Second Time Around” and a new play by local playwright Norm Tognazzini called “Hopeful Monsters.” For more information, e-mail Carolyn McCloskey at email@example.com.
THURSDAY, JUNE 4
Free movie: Chemeketa Yamhill Valley Campus will show a free movie followed by discussion from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4, in Building 1, Room 303, at 288 N.E. Norton Lane, McMinnville. For more information, call 503-399-5192.
Poetry: McMinnville Public Library will hold a free Prose Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Velvet Monkey Tea, 406 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Oregon author Dorothy Blackcrow Mack will read from “The Handless Maiden: A Lakota Mystery” followed by an open mike. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-435-5554.
McMinnville market: McMinnville’s Farmers Market is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 8 on Northeast Cowls Street between Second and Third. For more information, contact the McMinnville Downtown Association at www.downtownmcminnville.com or 503-472-3605.
FRIDAY, JUNE 5
Garage sale: The candidates for Biggest Turkey will hold a garage sale Friday, June 5, in the parking lot at Ruby Tuesday, on North Highway 99W, McMinnville, to benefit six local charities. For more information, call The Family Place at 503-472-4020, ext. 218.
SATURDAY, JUNE 6
Fun run: The See Ya Later Foundation will benefit from a 5K “Run the Dutch” race from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Heiser Farms, 21425 S.E. Grand Island Loop, Dayton. Entry costs $27.37. For registration or more information, visit www.runthedutch.com or contact Heidi Moore at 503-550-3191.
Free dentistry: Anyone with an urgent dental need who cannot afford treatment is invited to the McMinnville Free Clinic for required screening between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, June 6, at First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Cowls St. Dental work will be scheduled for the Medical Teams International dental van arriving Wednesday, June 10. For more information, call Lynn Crowell at 503-472-8196.
SUNDAY, JUNE 7
Trail ride: The annual free St. Paul Rodeo Trail Ride will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 7, in St. Paul. The 6-mile course takes about three hours at a walk and trot. Breakfast will be available for purchase before the ride, and a complimentary lunch is served afterward in the Tack Room Saloon. A free junior rodeo also begins at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.stpaulrodeo.com.
Musical auditions: Gallery Theater will hold auditions by appointment for “Oklahoma!” Sunday through Thursday, June 7-11, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Vocal and monologue audtions will be 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday and 5 to 10 p.m. Monday. Dance auditions will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Callbacks will be Thursday evening. The performance dates are Sept. 4 to 26. To sign up, e-mail email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-237-4750.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10
Carlton fundraiser: Singer-songwriter Callaghan will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at Ken Wright Cellars, 120 N. Pine St., Carlton. Tickets cost $40, including wine and appetizers starting at 6, benefit a local nonprofit, Carlton’s Walk in the Park Foundation. For tickets or more information, visit http://carltonswalkinthepark.com or call 503-852-7070.
THURSDAY, JUNE 11
Sheridan festival: Sheridan Days will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14. The annual festival includes two parades, helicopter rides, chicken barbecues, the Sheridan Museum of History, an art show, a pancake breakfast, carnival, live music and vendors. Saturday includes a motorcycle and auto shows, an all-school reunion and “bed turning.” Sunday offers a variety of laughter-inducing races, a water balloon toss and a pie-eating contest. For more information, call Karen Christiansen at 503-843-7656 or visit www.sheridandays.com.
Thursday concerts: The McMinnville Downtown Association will hold Brown Bag Concerts at noon Thursdays, June 11-July 23. The schedule is Michael Allen Harrison June 11 in the First Baptist Church, 225 S.E. Cowls St., McMinnville. All subsequent concerts are in the U.S. Bank plaza at the corner of Northeast Third and Davis streets, as follows: Sky Bound Blue on June 18, Weather Machine on June 25, Freddie Lamb on July 2, Jeremy Moll & Aimee Palacios on July 9, Golden Bough on July 16, Moody Little Sister on July 23. The two final concerts are at 5:30 p.m. in the plaza: Western Flyers on July 30, Hill Dogs on Aug. 6. For more information, call 503-472-3605.
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, nest box building, informational displays and costumed hosts. For more information, visit www.prescottbluebird.com or e-mail email@example.com.
Composting event: Zero Waste McMinnville will hold Compostpoloosa at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at the McMinnville Community Garden, 325 N.E. Burnett Road. The event will include garden tours, a lamb petting zoo, a potluck picnic, free dessert, composting information and instruction and a discussion on how to advance city-wide composting at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Ramsey McPhillips at 503-223-7777 or zerowastemac.com.
CASA golf: Yamhill County CASA will hold its 11th annual CASA Classic golf tournament at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at Michelbook Country Club, 1301 N.W. Michelbook Lane, McMinnville. Cost for the shot-gun start golfing is $90, including 18 holes and awards dinner. For more information and registration contact Nicole Myrstol at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-434-6668.
Leukodystrophy fundraiser: To raise money for leukodystrophy research, two national organizations will hold an Every Step Walk on Saturday, June 13, in Dayton’s Courthouse Square Park, Third and Ferry streets. The free event will include the walk at noon, “monkey” motorcycle run at 9 a.m., car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and live entertainment from 2 to 4 p.m. The walk costs $10, the monkey run $25, plus $15 for second riders. For more information, contact Tammy Wilson at email@example.com or 503-298-0029.
Newberg fundraiser: Chehalem Youth & Family Services will benefit from Rubies & Roses at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 13, in the ballroom at Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. The black-tie event includes live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing, photo booth and a raffle for a ruby necklace. Tickets cost $45; visit cyfs.net or call 503-901-3665.
Free concert: The McMinnville Women’s Choir will perform “Summer is a-Coming In” at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Second St., McMinnville. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Bonnie Laux at 503-583-0104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, JUNE 14
Choral concert: The Dayton Community Chorus will perform light classical, pop and jazz to at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at Pioneer Evangelical Church, 300 Fourth St., Dayton. The free concert celebrates the group’s 10th anniversary. For more information, call Mark Williams at 503-679-9328.
Comedy auditions: Gallery Theater will hold auditions for “Rumors” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, June 14 and 15, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Five men, five women, a male police officer and a female police officer are needed for the farcical play. The performance dates are Oct. 16 to Nov. 7. To sign up, e-mail the director, Carolyn McCloskey, at email@example.com.
Donkeys, pie: Apifera Farm will hold its annual fundraiser, Pino Pie Day, for the farm’s adopted old and needy animals on Sunday, June 14, at 14710 Tupper Creek Road, Yamhill. Attendees eat free pie, give hugs to donkeys, make donations and purchase lavender, books and art. For more information, visit www.apiferafarm.blogspot.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Habitat fundraiser: The 14th annual Run, Walk, Ride will raise money for Habitat for Humanity in McMinnville starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at Duniway Middle School, 575 N.W. Michelbook Lane, McMinnville. The event includes 5K and 10K run/walks and 14- or 26-mile bike ride. A free 1/8-mile kids fun run starts at 10:15 a.m. Registration costs $25, $10 for ages younger than 12, $60 for families. For more information, visit www.machabitat.org.
Car show: A Roll the Dice Veterans Car Show and Tattoo Contest will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde. All entries require a can of food. Car entry costs $15; registration is required by June 5. Tattoo entry costs $10; registration is required by noon June 20. For more information, visit www.spiritmountain.com/entertainment or call Greg Smith at 503-881-8901.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, JUNE 27
Carlton festival: Carlton Fun Days will be celebrated from 11 a.m .to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 27. The event will include a parade at 10 a.m., a fun run, a photography contest in Carlton Upper Park, contests, entertainment, food and games. For more information, visit www.ci.carlton.or.us and click on Your Community, events, or call 503-852-7575.
Fun run: A mini-marathon will raise money for six local charities’ Biggest Turkey candidates at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at 1714 Villa Road, Newberg. For more information, call A Family Place at 503-472-4020, ext. 218.
SUNDAY, JUNE 28
Garden tour: The McMinnville Garden Club will hold its 15th annual Tour and Faire from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, in and near McMinnville. The tour allows visits to five private gardens and costs $10. The fair, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Northeast Cowls between Third and Second streets, is free and will offer many plants and garden-related art. Tour tickets, which help pay for club projects and scholarships, will be sold at the fair and at several McMinnville businesses. For more information, call John at 503-857-0349 or visit http://mcminnvillegardenclub.org.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
Big rodeo: The 80th annual St. Paul Rodeo will include a Wild West Art Show, a carnival, cook-offs, nightly fireworks and high-level rodeo competition Wednesday through Saturday, July 1-4. Admission starts at $16. For more information, visit stpaulrodeo.com.
THURSDAY, JULY 2
Drums, bugles: Portland-based drum and bugle corps Oregon Crusaders, with 250 youth marching youth musicians and dancers, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at McMinnville High’s Wortman Stadium, 615 N.E. 15th St. Tickets cost $22 to $35. For more information or tickets, visit oregoncrusaders.org.
SATURDAY, JULY 4
Willamina Fourth: Willamina will hold its annual Old-fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in Lamson Park.
McMinnville fireworks: McMinnville will have a free fireworks display shortly after 9 p.m. at the Evergreen museum complex. From 4 to 9, food vendors, family activities, discounted waterpark admissions, shuttles and free admission to the museum will be available. For more information, call the chamber of commerce at 503-472-6196.
TUESDAY, JULY 7
Tuesday concerts: Mac Parks and Recreation and McMinnville Rotary will hold their 31st annual free Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 7-Aug. 11, at Linfield College, in the field beside Northeast Linfield Avenue off Davis Street., McMinnville. The schedule follows: Ben Rice Band on July 7, The Senate on July 14, Curtis Salgado on July 28, Sky Bound Blue on Aug. 4, Paperback Writer on Aug. 11. For more information, contact Janet Adams at 503-434-7369 of email@example.com.
FRIDAY, JULY 10
McMinnville festival: The 55th annual Turkey Rama will be held Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11, in McMinnville. The event includes sales of barbecued turkey, Biggest Turkey lip-synch contest for charity, a Turkey Trot, a beard and mustache contest, entertainment, carnival, vendors. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://www.downtownmcminnville.com/turkey-rama-mcminnville.
SATURDAY, JULY 11
Lavender: The annual Lavender Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, in the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. The event, part of the Oregon Lavender Festival Tour, includes music, art and lavender product sales. For more information, visit www.oregonlavenderdestinations.com.
Library sale: Friends of McMinnville Public Library will offer books for $1 or less from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in the Carnegie Room, 225 N.W. Adams St. For more information about the sale, held on the second Saturday of odd-numbered months, call Ken Carter at 503-883-9147.
SUNDAY, JULY 12
Half marathon: Dundee will hold a Fueled by Fine Wine Half Marathon through vineyards on Sunday, July 12, in the Dundee Hills. Start time is 7 a.m. Entry costs $90, including a race shirt, a medal, a 21-ounce pinot noir glass and an after-race party with wine. For more information, visit www.fueledbyfinewine.com.
FRIDAY, JULY 17
Music festival: The fourth annual Wildwood MusicFest & Campout will be held Friday through Sunday, July 17-19, at Roshambo Art Farm, 32380 W. Valley Highway, Sheridan. The festival includes emerging roots musicians, local food and beverages, activities for kids and re-usable cups and tableware. Three-day tickets cost $85; camping costs $10 for ages older than 12. For more information, visit www.wildwoodmusicfest.com.
SATURDAY, JULY 18
Yamhill festival: Yamhill will hold its annual Yamhill Derby Days on Saturday, July 18. The parade begins at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.cityofyamhill.com or call 503-662-3511.
Golf fundraiser: Provoking Hope will hold a golf fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7: p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Michelbook Country Club, 1301 N.W. Michelbook Lane, McMinnville. Registration is rerquired by June 30. Golf costs $100 including cart rental and green fees; dinner costs $15. For more information, call Terry Atwood at 503-472-2129 ext. 16.
THURSDAY, JULY 23
Newberg festival: The annual Newberg Old Fashioned Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, July 23-26. The festival includes a children’s parade at 6 p.m. Thursday; a grand parade at 10 a.m. Saturday; a 5K, cruise-in and fire apparatus show on Sunday; and a carnival, pancake breakfast, four stages, sidewalk chalk competition, dog show, hymn sing, disc golf, brews and barbecue, vendors and nightly fireworks. For more information, visit newbergoldfashionedfestival.com or call 503-554-5610.
FRIDAY, JULY 24
Dayton festival: Dayton will hold its annual Old Timers Weekend Friday through Sunday, July 24-26. On Friday, activities include a parade at 6 p.m., entertainment, food, a car show and music from 5 to 9 p.m. On Saturday, family and class reunions will be held in Courthouse Square Park. On Sunday, the fire district will serve its annual chicken barbecue. For more information, visit www.ci.dayton.or.us or call 503-864-2221.
Pinot noir: The International Pinot Noir Celebration will be held Friday through Sunday, July 24-26, on the grounds of Linfield College, McMinnville. Costs for an array of activities and meals range from $125 to $1,195. The salmon bake is sold out. For more information, visit www.ipnc.org or call 800-775-4762.
Carlton fundraiser: Dinner and “The Lego Movie” will raise money for a local nonprofit, Carlton’s Walk in the Park Foundation, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, at Ken Wright Cellars, 120 N. Pine St., Carlton. Tickets to the outdoor event cost $11.19, including dinner and dessert. For tickets or more information, visit http://carltonswalkinthepark.com or call 503-852-7070.
SUNDAY, JULY 26
Amity breakfast: Amity Women’s Club will holds its 58th annual pancake breakfast with an antique car show and square dance demonstrations on Sunday, July 27, in Amity City Park. For more information, call 503-835-3711 or 503-835-0400.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
County fair: The annual Yamhill County Fair & Rodeo will be held Wednesday through Saturday, July 29 to Aug. 1, at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds, 2070 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville. The event includes a rodeo, concerts, talent show, demolition derby, agricultural competitions and a carnival. For more information, visit www.co.yamhill.or.us/fair.
SATURDAY, AUG. 8
Air show: Valley View Retirement Village will hold its annual Air Show on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 15600 S.W. Rock of Ages Road, McMinnville. The event includes breakfast, remote-controlled aircraft, a car show, horse and wagon rides, a kids’ village, a barbecue lunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., barbecue dinner at 5 and live music from 3 to 9 p.m. Admission is free; canned food donations are encouraged. Car show entry costs $10; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the air show, call 503-472-6212 or 503-550-4750.
Half marathon: The annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, starting at Stoller Family Estate, near Lafayette and Dundee. Registration costs $99 to $199. For more information, visit destinationraces.com/runoregon.
FRIDAY, AUG. 14
Pow wow: The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde will hold its annual contest pow wow Friday through Sunday, Aug. 14-16, at the Uyxat Powwow Grounds on Hebo Road, Willamina. Grand entries will be at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Parking costs $1 a day or a donation of canned food; a shuttle will run from Spirit Mountain Casino. No pets, alcohol or drugs are allowed. For more information, call 503-879-2037.
SATURDAY, AUG. 15
Harvesting: The Yamhill County Historical Society will hold its annual Harvest Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. The family-friendly event will include antique farm equipment, animals, kids’ activities, blacksmith and sawmill, stage coach rides, agricultural displays, food, music, a flag ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, and a tractor parade at 1 p.m. each day. Admission is $5 for ages older than 12. For more information, contact Pam Watts at email@example.com or 503-434-0490.
Cruising festival: The annual Dragging the Gut Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22, in downtown McMinnville. The festival includes music, a food drive and crusing history. For more information, visit www.draggingthegut.com.
MONDAY, AUG. 24
Golf fundraiser: Carlton’s Walk in the Park Foundation will hold its second annual golf tournament at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at Chehalem Glenn Golf Course, 4501 E Fernwood Road, Newberg. Player packages cost $100 and include dinner, 18 holes, golf cart, range balls, a free mulligan, prizes and a hat. Dinner only costs $25. For registration and more information, visit http://carltonswalkinthepark.com or call 503-852-7070.
FRIDAY, AUG. 28
Culinary festival: The Yamhill Enrichment Society will hold its annual Bounty of Yamhill County, a culinary celebration, on Friday through Sunday, Aug. 28-30. The event includes restaurant dinners with winemakers for $110, farm tours and picnics for $90, winery dinners for $125, a class for $75 including lunch, a harvest feast for $150 or the entire weekend for $450. For tickets and more information, visit http://yamhillenrichmentsociety.org.
SUNDAY, AUG. 30
Bocce ball: Sunrise Rotary will hold a Bocce Ball Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 30, in Carlton. The event, held in conjunction with Cana’s Feast, will award cash prizes. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 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 for the musical cost $17, $15 for students and ages 62 and older, two for one on first Saturday. For tickets or more information, contact www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 5
Farm tours: Nourish Yamhill Valley and Yamhill County Farmers Network will offer the Yamco Farm Crawl with tours and tastings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at 14 farms in Yamhill County. For routes, visit www.facebook.com/yamcofarmcrawl or call Jerry Tindall at 541-817-4769.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 11
Beer, barbecue: The annual Brews & BBQs will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 11-13, in the Granary District, McMinnville. The festival, a fundraiser for St. James Catholic School and GhanaHope Foundation, includes live music. For more informaiton, visit oregonbrewsandbbq.com.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 12
Wine festival: The Carlton Crush Harvest Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in downtown Carlton. The event includes a grape stomp, barrel rolling race, wine thief relay, watermelon eating contest, vendors, live music, midway, a magician, helicopter rides, food, wine and beer. Admission is free. For more informaiton, visit www.carltoncrush.com.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 18
Comedian: Ron White will bring his comedy act to Grand Ronde at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in Spirit Mountain Casino. Tickets start at $30. For tickets or more information, visit www.spiritmountain.com/entertainment.
SATURDAY, OCT. 3
Film festival: Sunrise Rotary will hold its fifth annual McMinnville Short Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3, at McMinnville Cinemas, 300 N.E. Norton Lane. Selected films up to 20 minutes long will be shown in the afternoon and evening, competing for best director, best story, best cinematography, an audience award and an emerging artist award. Will Vinton will speak at the awards dinner. For more information, visit mcminnvillefilmfest.org.
Kiwanis auction: The 36th annual Kiwanis Bids for Kids auction and barbecued steak or salmon buffet will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 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.
FRIDAY, OCT. 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 $15, $13 for students and ages 62 and older, two for one on first Saturday. For tickets or more information, contact www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.
SATURDAY, OCT. 17
Hazardous waste: Yamhill County Solid Waste will accept hazardous waste from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Recology Western Oregon on Northeast Orchard Lane. McMinnville. Items such as pesticides, cleaners, prescription medications will be collected for safe disposal at no charge. For more information, visit www.co.yamhill.or.us or call 503-434-7445.
FRIDAY, NOV. 13
Art tour: The 24th annual Willamina Costal Arts Tour will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14, at various locations in Willamina. For more information, contact Cris Darr at email@example.com.
FRIDAY, NOV. 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. Tickets cost $15, $13 for students and ages 62 and older, two for one on first Saturday. For tickets or more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.