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COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 23

Dinner auction: The McMinnville Downtown Association is hosting the 2017 Annual Awards Dinner and Picadilly Auction from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St. Advance tickets are $40 per person or $320 for a table of eight. Tickets are $45 at the door. For more information, contact the MDA at 503-472-3605 or sean@dowmtownmcminnville.com.

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 24

Food and wine: Bounty of Yamhill County and the Yamhill Enrichment Society present “Cuvee Stroll at The Allison,” a tasting event featuring 15 wineries and 15 artisan food sellers, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at The Allison Inn & Spa, 2525 Allison Lane, Newberg. Tickets are $50. Proceeds benefit YES, which supports local arts, education, food and agriculture. For more information, call the resort at 503-554-2525. 

Hummingbird education: “The Hummingbird Happening,” an educational event all about hummingbirds, is set for 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Heritage Place Apartments Clubhouse, 2915 N.E. Hembree St., McMinnville. There will be a video, refreshments, door prizes and instructional handouts. Admission is free. For more information, contact Elena at 971-312-2212. 

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 25

History program: Champoeg State Park is hosting “Champoeg History Cache 2017,” a storytellers’ symposium, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the park auditorium, 8239 N.E. Champoeg Road, St. Paul. For more information, contact Ranger Dan Klug at 503-678-1251 or daniel.kluh@oregon.gov. 

Brewery tour: The Oregon Brewers Guild is sponsoring the ninth annual “Zwicklemania,” a mid-Willamette Valley brewery open house and tour, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. McMinnville participants are Heater Allen Brewery, 907 N.E. 10th Ave., and Golden Valley Brewery and Pub, 980 E. Fourth St. Admission is free. For more information, call 971-270-0965 or visit oregoncraftbeer.org/zwicklemania.

Youth concert: BRAVO youth orchestra from Portland, ELM Community Choir and McMinnville High School Symphonic Choir will perform at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the McMinnville High School Auditorium, 615 N.E. 15th St. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to support instrumental music in Yamhill County. For more information, e-mail Robin Pederson at rpederson@msd.k12.or.us.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

Theatre performance: The Core Ensemble’s production of “Ain’t I a Woman!,” showcasing the life and trials of four African American women, is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall, at Linfield College. The Lacroute Arts Series, the Department of Theatre and Communication Arts and the Department of Music are sponsoring the performance in celebration of Black History Month. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call the college at 503-883-2802.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 2

Plant sale: The Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual Native Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 2 and 3, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. The sale benefits the Miller Woods Educational Center. For more information, call Julie Lorenzen at 503-472-6403.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

Book reading: First Baptist Church of McMinnville presents a book reading and discussion with local author Joe Wilkins at 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, at the church, 125 S.E. Cowls St. Wilkins is the author of “The Mountain and the Fathers: Growing Up on the Big Dry” and “When We Were Birds.” For more information, contact Donna Weed at 503-472-7941 or fbc@macnet.com.  

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

Music festival: The Old School Music Festival and Sleepover will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4, and continue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in the gym at the former West Valley Community Campus, 266 S.E. Washington St., Willamina. Bands include Hillstomp, Root Jack, the Jackalope Saints and others. The festival and indoor campout, sponsored by Great Northwest Productions and the Wildwood Hotel, is a fundraiser to benefit WVCC’s cultural projects. Admission for Saturday is $25; free for ages 12 and younger. Sunday admission is free. Tickets and camping reservations can be purchased online at westvalleycommunitycampus.org/music-festival. For more information, contact Katie Vinson at 971-241-3173 or wildwoodhotel@gmail.com. 

Dinner fundraiser: McMinnville Christian Academy will hold its annual dinner and auction from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St. The event will include live music, a catered meal, silent and live auctions, raffles and a dessert auction. Proceeds go toward school programs and the purchase of a school bus. Admission is $50. For more information, contact Dianne Massey at 503-472-6076 or mcainfo@mcminnvillechristianacademy.org.

Writing workshop: First Baptist Church of McMinnville presents “Layers of the Self,” a writing workshop led by local author Joe Wilkins, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the church, 125 S.E. Cowls St. Participants should bring a pen and paper or a laptop. Lunch will be provided. The workshop is free, but reservations are required. For more information or to sign up, contact Donna Weed at 503-472-7941 or fbc@macnet.com. 

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

Montessori fundraiser: The McMinnville Montessori School presents “A Perfect Pairing: Fundraiser to Support the McMinnville Montessori School” with a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. and Winemaker’s Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Nick’s Italian Café, 521 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Admission to the silent auction is free. Winemaker’s dinner cost $90 each person. Raffle tickets for mixed cases of wine worth more than $400 are on sale until the day of the event for $5 each or 6 for $25. For more information, contact the school at 503-434-5081 or learning@mcminnvillemontessori.com.  

Teen games: The McMinnville Public Library is hosting “Breakout EDU for Teens,” an event for teens to play immersive, problem solving games, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the Teen Escape Room, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The event is open to ages 13 through 18. Admission is free. For more information, contact Kris Lutsock at 503-435-5572 or kris.lutsock@mcminnvilleoregon.gov. 

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

Rummage sale: First Presbyterian Church is hosting its 80th annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, March 9 and 10, at the church, 390 N.E. Second St., McMinnville. Proceeds will benefit various mission projects. For more information, call the church office at 503-472-6256.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

Wine and food: The 24th annual SIP! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic will be held March 10-12 at the Evergreen Space Museum, 500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville. Hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday; noon to 9 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The event will feature more than 170 vendors, including wineries, food vendors, distillers, cider makers and breweries. General admission is $20. For more information, visit www.sipclassic.org.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

Gardening workshop: The Yamhill County Master Gardeners will present their fifth-annual Spring Into Gardening event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. Nine speakers will give presentations related to the theme “Living Healthy by Gardening.” Admission is $25, $20 for Master Gardeners and $15 for students with advanced registration, or $30 at the door. Lunch, snacks and beverages are included. For more information, contact Jade Wilson at 503-434-8916 or jade.wilson@oregonstate.edu.

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, March 11, 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, MARCH 12

Band concert: The Second Winds Community Band presents “Space, the Final Frontier: Music Of and About Space!” a concert featuring themes from “Star Trek,” “Star Wars,” “E.T.” and other movies, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. Admission is free. For more information, contact Mark Williams at 503-679-9328 or secondwinds@secondwinds.org. 

Butterfly gardening: The Yamhill Butterfly Gardeners are hosting a meetup and potluck from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Winter’s Hill Estate Vineyard, 6451 N.E. Hilltop Lane, Dayton. Gardeners will share native plant tips, speak about butterfly gardening and plan projects to promote habitat gardening in Yamhill County. Gardeners of all skill levels are welcome. The event is free; attendees should bring a dish to share. For more information, contact Jeanie Taylor at 206-795-0143 or jtaylorgardening@gmail.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15

Dementia care: Northwest Senior and Disability Services is sponsoring “What to Do When Nothing Works: Real Solutions in Dementia Care,” an informational event for family, friends and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia, from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. Joyce Beedle, a registered nurse, will speak on topics including reducing frustration and ideas for care. Admission is free. For more information, call Julie Luedtke at 503-435-3404.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

Camellia workshop: The Oregon Camellia Society is sponsoring “Fun with Flowers: How to Show – and Win with Camellias” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the event tent across from the Chehalem Glenn Golf Course Clubhouse, 4501 E. Fernwood Road, Newberg. There will be instructions on how to identify camellias, set out blooms, fill out entry cards and exhibit at the Oregon Camellia Society Annual Show. Admission is free and open to all ages. For more information, call Kathy Lintault at 503-434-5472.

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.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

Band concert: The Newberg Community Band presents “Sounds of the Sea,” a band concert including selections from “The Little Mermaid,” “Hands Across the Sea March” and “Songs of Sailor and Sea,” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at Bauman Auditorium, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian St., Newberg. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.newbergcommunityband.com.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

Yard sale: Pacifica Senior Living McMinnville is hosting a “Spring Cleaning Yard Sale” to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the senior living community, 320 S.W. Hill Road. For more information, contact Ashley Rice at 503-472-3509 or crd.mcminnville@pacificaseniorliving.com. 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

Fundraiser celebration: Hope on the Hill is sponsoring a “Young at Heart Celebration” at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in the Leslie Lewis Pavilion at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds, 2070 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville. The event will feature live music, dancing, drink pairing and a performance by Gallery Theater. Admission is $35 or two passes for $60. Proceeds benefit Hope on the Hill, a program of the Nazarene Church on the Hill offering resources and educational opportunities to those in need. For more information, contact Heidi Lindell at 503-472-8476 or hlindell@hopeonthehill.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

Classical music: McMinnville First Baptist Church presents a free classical music concert with the Gould Piano Trio at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in the sanctuary of the church, 125 S.E. Cowls St. Admission is free. The event is part of a concert series celebrating the church’s 150th anniversary. For more information, contact Donna Weed at 503-472-7941 or fbc@macnet.com.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 30

Musical performance: The McMinnville Public Library is sponsoring an evening of music and storytelling with Lauren Pelon set to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Carnegie Room, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Pelon performs music from around the world on a variety of instruments. Admission is free. For more information, contact Courtney Terry at 503-435-5554 or courtney.terry@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

Children’s movie: The McMinnville Public Library will show a family movie on the big screen at 2 p.m. Friday, March 31, in the Carnegie Room, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Admission is free. Children 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For the movie title, contact the Children’s Room at 503-435-5559 a week prior to the showing. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5571 or becky.pearson@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.


SATURDAY, APRIL 8

Old-time farming: The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center will be hosting the Farm Fest and Plowing Competition from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. Features include the largest draft animal plowing competition, a blacksmith and other farm demonstrations, food, music and children’s activities. General admission is $8, $4 for ages 6-12, and free for younger children. For more information, call Pam Watts at 503-434-0490.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 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, 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.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 18

UFO Fest: The McMenamins Hotel Oregon will hold its 18th annual UFO Fest from Thursday, May 18 through Sunday, May 21.

 

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.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 8

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.

 

SATURDAY, OCT.28

Halloween tour: The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center is hosting “A Night at the Museum: Halloween Tour” from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $3 for each car. For more information, contact Sarah Miller at 971-570-2664.    

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 11

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, Nov. 11, 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.

 

 SATURDAY, DEC. 2

Holiday bazaar: The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center is hosting its 7th annual Handmade Holidays Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 and 3, at the heritage center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. There will be over 50 vendors and local artist will be displaying their handmade items, a silent auction, music and food. Admission is free with a food donation to benefit YCAP. Donations to the heritage center are also accepted. For more information, call Karen Sitton-Saxberg at 503-434-2189.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 23 Dinner auction: The McMinnville Downtown Association is hosting the 2017 Annual Awards Dinner and Picadilly Auction from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St. Advance tickets are $40 per person or $320 for a table of eight. Tickets are $45 at the door. For more information, contact the MDA at 503-472-3605 or sean@dowmtownmcminnville.com.   FRIDAY, ...
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