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COMMUNITY EVENTS

FRIDAY, OCT. 20

Sunshine Boys: Chehalem Players Repertory performs “The Sunshine Boys,” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 20 through Nov. 5 at the Black Box Theater, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. Newberg. General admission costs $20. For more information, visit contact@chehalemplayersrep.org.

Community theater: Gallery Theater in McMinnville presents the drama “Stop Kiss” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21, with a matinee at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. General admission is $18, or $15 for students and seniors. Performances continue each weekend through Nov. 4. For more information, call the theater at 503-472-2227 or visit www.gallerytheater.org.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 21

Peace festival: The Yamhill Valley Peacemakers are sponsoring a Family Peace Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Cowls St., McMinnville. The family-friendly event will feature music, crafts, storytelling, games and other activities. For more information, contact Kathy or Wayne Beckwith at 503-864-2749.

Preparedness fair: Yamhill County Emergency Management and the city of Newberg are offering a free community emergency preparedness fair from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1212 Deborah St., Newberg. Geologist Sheila Alfsen will be the keynote speaker. The event will also include presentations by city officials, the American Red Cross and experts in survival and other skills needed in emergencies. Booths will offer information about supplies and food storage, and samples to take home. For more information, contact Sandra Freeman at 503-481-0727 or sandra@paragonplants.com.

Pancake breakfast: Newberg Veterans Center will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 21, at the VFW facility, 200 S. College St., Newberg. Admission is $6 and includes all you can eat pancakes. For more information, contact Robert Griffin at 503-487-6124 or rtgriff@aol.com.

Tailgate party: McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity and PayneWest Insurance are sponsoring a tailgate party from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the parking lot on Lever Street, near the Linfield College football stadium. Donations will be accepted. The party, a fundraiser and promotion for Habitat’s Veteran Build Project, will be followed by The Linfield College-George Fox University game. For more information, contact Emily-Grace Cropper-Russel at 503-687-1412 or emilygrace@machabitat.org.

Film festival: McMinnville Short Film Festival screenings will be held at 12:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct, 22, at the McMinnville Cinemas, 300 N.E. Norton Lane. Admission is $10 for each session and $20 for admission to the awards dinner and keynote presentation by Emmy nominee Janice Williams of Groundswell Productions. Tickets can be purchased at www.filmfreeway.com/festival/McMinnvilleShortFilmFestival/tickets. For more information, visit mcminnvillefilmfest.org or e-mail info@mcminnvillefilmfest.org. 

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, OCT. 22

Fall concert: The Linfield College department of music will host the fall choral concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall at Linfield College. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information call 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.

Heritage day: Linfield College will host Hispanic Heritage Celebración, a celebration of Hispanic culture in honor of the achievements and contributions of Hispanics and Latinos in our community, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Health, Human Performance and Athletics upper gymnasium, Linfield College. Activities will include live music performances and dance, family activities, face painting, games and free food. The event is free and open to the community, and sponsored by Linfield College Latinos Adelante, the Spanish Club and the Multicultural Programs and Services Office. For more information, contact Esperance Ibuka at 503-883-2574 or eibuka@linfield.edu.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 24

Guitar strings: Hillside Foundation sponsors Adventures in Learning Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Activity Room at Hillside Manor, 900 N.W. Hill Rd., McMinnville. Non-residents and people of all ages are invited. Cost is $5 at the door. John Doan, Associate Professor of Music at Willamette University and international touring and recording artist, will illustrate how the evolution of strings on the guitar has resulted in additional instruments, sounds and musical styles. A pioneer performer on the 20-stringed harp-guitar, he will share insights and anecdotes about guitar history. Refreshments follow the presentation. For more information, call 503-857-0686.

Myanmar talk: Linfield College senior Khaing Lynn will present “Myanmar: An Overview” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Room 201, Riley Hall, Linfield College. The talk is free, open to the public and sponsored by the International Programs Office. For more information, call 503-883-2434 or email ipo@linfield.edu.

Writing workshop: The McMinnville Public Library is sponsoring a free self-publishing workshop in recognition of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Carnegie Room of the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Sean Jones of Inkwater Press will discuss the differences between traditional and self-publishing platforms, and steps to get started in publishing a novel. For more information, contact Courtney Terry at 503-435-5554 or courtney.terry@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25

Fall concert: The McMinnville High School choirs are holding a fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the school auditorium, 615 N.E. 15th St. Performing will be with the Advanced Women’s Ensemble, Sterling Jazz, the Twilighters and the Symphonic Choir. A variety of accompanied and acapella music will be featured, including choral classics to jazz. For more information, contact the high school at 503-565-4200.

Chemistry talk: Andrew Baggett, assistant professor of chemistry at Linfield College, will speak at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Room 100, Graf Hall, Linfield College. This lecture is a part of the Science Colloquium Series and is sponsored by the Linfield physics department. For more information, contact Jennifer Heath at 503-883-2267 or jheath@linfield.edu.

Artist talk: Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell, whose work is featured in the Linfield Gallery Oct. 18 through Nov. 18, will give a talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College. For more information, call 503-883-2804 or visit www.linfield.edu/art/gallery-now.html.

Author reading: Author Langdon Cook will read from his works at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Austin Reading Room of the Jereld R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College. This reading is part of the “Readings at the Nick” series. The reading is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield Nicholson Library and the Linfield English Department. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517 or swhyte@linfield.edu. 

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 26

Design lecture: Ellen Lupton, director of the graphic design master’s program at Maryland Institute College of Arts and director of the Center for Design Thinking, will present “Design is Storytelling” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium, Melrose Hall at Linfield College. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Brad Thompson at 503-883-2291 or bthomps@linfield.edu.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 27

Halloween fundraiser: The second annual Haunted Porch, a “mini haunted house,” is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27, 28 and 31, at 2309 N.E. Chehalem Dr., Newberg. The event features Halloween scares, but no gore, and is open to all ages. Admission is a can of food or cash donation for Newberg FISH, a food pantry. Candy will be handed out to participants. For more information, contact C. Brant Page at 503-984-9360 or cpage@farmersagent.com, or visit the facebook page The Haunted Porch.

Documentary screening: A screening and discussion of Holly Yasui's documentary film, “Never Give Up!,” will be hosted at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in Room 145, Delkin Hall, Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield College. It is sponsored by the Program for Liberal Arts and Civic Engagement (PLACE). For more information, contact Patrick Cottrell at 503-883-2477 or pcottre@linfield.edu.

Hawaiian concert: Linfield College will present “Island Breeze,” a night of Hawaiian music, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in The Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College. The concert will feature both Linfield alumni as well as award-winning musicians. Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis to Linfield students, faculty and staff on Oct. 11. Any additional tickets will be available for $10 a ticket on Oct. 18. For more information, contact Dan Fergueson at 503-883-2435 or dfergue@linfield.edu.

Wellness fair: Hillside Retirement Community will hold its annual Health and Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Hillside’s Manor Building, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. More than 35 vendors will be set up with educational information, snacks and beverages. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Stellflug at 503-883-4569 or susan.stellflug@brookdale.com.

Community theater: Gallery Theater in McMinnville presents drama “Stop Kiss” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 and 28, with a matinee at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. General admission is $18, or $15 for students and seniors. Performances continue each weekend through Nov. 4. For more information, call the theater at 503-472-2227 or visit www.gallerytheater.org.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 28

Halloween tour: The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center is hosting “A Night at the Museum: Halloween Tour” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5 for each car. For more information, call 503-472-2842, email events@yamhillcountyhistory.org or visit http://www.yamhillcountyhistory.org.

Family play: Yamhill Community Care Organization is sponsoring a family play day, “Celebrating the Power of Play,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Sue Buel Elementary School, 1985 S.E. Davis St., McMinnville. Parents and caregivers of children ages 5 and younger are invited to visit booths set up with activities, snacks and raffles, as well as dental, nutritional, vision and developmental screenings. Admission is free. For more information, contact Miriam Vargas Corona at 503-455-8047 or mvargas@yamhillcco.org.

Fundraiser run: A 10K trail run to benefit Miller Woods and the Give a Little Foundation is set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Miller Woods, 15580 N.W. Orchard View Road, McMinnville. Registration is $35 and includes a T-shirt for the first 100 people to sign up. Registration is available at ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=48299. For more information, contact Tammy Opheim at 971-237-8255 or topheimgal@gmail.com.

Day of the Dead: A Halloween/Day of the Dead fundraising celebration to support McMinnville High School Grad Night 2018 and scholarships for seniors is set for 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for ages 5-12. There will be dance displays of Baile Folclorico, Baile Azteca and Flamenco, a silent auction, raffle and face painting. Dinner and a drink are included with admission. For more information, contact Melanie Martinoff at 503-435-0480 or welshiel@frontier.com.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 29

Monster mania: Linfield College students have teamed up with the McMinnville community to host the second annual Monster Mania event from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at Linfield College. The event promotes healthy living and includes a two-mile fun run, booths, games and a costume contest open to the community. It is sponsored by the SNACK Program, McMinnville Parks and Recreation and Linfield College. For more information, contact Katie Sours, SNACK program coordinator, at 503-434-8278 or coordinator@snackprogram.org.

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 31

Trick-or-treating: Pacifica McMinnville residents will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters ages 12 and younger from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the memory care community, 320 S.W. Hill Road. For more information, contact Kayla Pierson at 503-472-3509 or mcd.mcminnville@pacificaseniorliving.com.

Trick-or-treating: The Hillside campus, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville, will open to the community for trick-or-treating. Residents from Traditions, The Manor and Cottages will give out candy from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31; those participating will display a paper pumpkin on their doors and will leave the outside light on. Assisted living residents will give candy in the Traditions lobby from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact April Potter at 503-883-4669 or april.potter@brookdale.com.

Trick-or-treating: Hillside Memory care, 440 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville, will open to the community for trick-or-treating. Residents will give out candy from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. For more information, contact Joeda Simonson at 503-883-4107 or joeda.simonson@brookdale.com.

Halloween party: Parkland Village Retirement Community will hold a Halloween party at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the community, 3121 N.E. Cumulus Avenue, McMinnville. Activities will include trick-or-treating, face painting, refreshments and craft and costume contests. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 503-435-1499.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 2

Harvest café: The First Presbyterian Church is holding its annual harvest sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the church, 390 N.E. Second St., McMinnville. Items available will include soup, bread, pie, cinnamon rolls, coffee and homemade gifts. For more information, call the church at 503-472-6256.

Farm dinner: The Yamhill County Farm Bureau will hold its annual dinner meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Yamhill County Historical Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. John Williams, from the Oregon State University Wallowa County Extension, will present “Wolves in Oregon: Facts, Issues & Research.” The event is open to the public; reservations are requested by Oct. 25. For more information or to make reservations, call 503-472-9132. 

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 3

Community theater: Gallery Theater in McMinnville presents this season’s final performance of the drama “Stop Kiss” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. General admission is $18, or $15 for students and seniors. For more information, call the theater at 503-472-2227 or visit www.gallerytheater.org.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 4

Auction fundraiser: The Yamhill Watershed Stewardship Fund is holding its 13th annual “Celebrate Our Watersheds” event from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St. The fundraiser and celebration will include a silent auction, educational displays, food and local wines and beer. Local author and birder Harry Fuller will be the guest speaker. Admission is a $20 donation. For more information, contact Ginger Williams at 503-476-5481, Williams_g@comcast.net or visit www.ywsf.org.

Christmas bazaar: Catholic Daughters will hold a Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 and 6, in the gym at St. James Catholic Church, 1145 N.E. First St., McMinnville. Proceeds benefit Catholic Daughters of America. Table rentals are $30 for both days. For more information, call Charlene Williams at 503-883-3765.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 5

Food swap: The Yamhill Valley Heritage Project is holding a Fall Food Swap at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the Carnegie Room at the McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Participants may bring 10 to 20 handmade, labeled food items bundled at around a $5 to $10 value each to trade with other participants. For more information, contact Megan Corvus at 206-617-6709 or megan.corvus@gmail.com.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 10

Art tour: The 26th annual Coastal Hills Art Tour is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11, in downtown Willamina. Work by more than 30 artists will be on display in several locations. A free shuttle is available to all venues. For more information, contact Geneva Wymore at 503-435-9180 or ginnywymore@gmail.com.

Veterans display: The Yamhill County Historical Society will present a special Veterans’ Day display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. The exhibit will honor the veterans of Yamhill County and will feature veterans memorabilia, antique vehicles, agricultural machine display, tea and cookies. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. For more information, call 503-472-2842, e-mail events@yamhillcountyhistory.org or visit http://www.yamhillcountyhistory.org.

Veterans breakfast: Parkland Village Retirement Community will honor veterans with a free breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the community, 3121 N.E. Cumulus Ave., McMinnville. Guests are invited to share stories and visit with residents and staff. Reservations are requested by Nov. 8. For more information or to make reservations, contact the community at 503-435-1499 or visit www.parklandvillageretirement.com.

 

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.

Parade: Supporters are planning a parade in honor of veterans and first responders at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in downtown McMinnville. A short program will follow at Fourth and Cowls streets. For more information, or to participate in the parade, contact Angel Mendoza at 503-435-8227 or ammendoza80@gmail.com.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 16

Roadside vegetation: The Native Plant Society of Oregon Cheahmill Chapter presents a free program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Carnegie Room of McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The event focuses on how vegetation along local roadsides could be improved and how citizens can help by reporting significant populations of native plants. Using the Geographic Information System, two interns from Oregon State mapped native and invasive plants as well as erosion in Yamhill County. Social time begins at 6:45 p.m. For more information, call 503-538-3976 or contact www.npsoregon.org.

Band concert: The Newberg Community Band presents its first concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Bauman Auditorium, George Fox University, 414 N. Meridian St., Newberg. A wide variety of music will be performed including selections from John Williams’ “Star Wars”, Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and Sousa’s “Free Lance March.” Admission is free. For more information, visit www.newbergcommunityband.com.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 18

Music camp: The See Ya Later Music Camp will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Coast Hills Community Church auditorium, 655 U.S. Highway 99W, McMinnville. The camp will be directed by the Humlie School of Music and is open to 50 children in kindergarten through grade 2. Camp fee is $25. The program is sponsored by Recology Western Oregon. For more information, contact Carmen Banke at 503-434-1730, info@seeyalater.org or visit www.seeyalater.org.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 Sunshine Boys: Chehalem Players Repertory performs “The Sunshine Boys,” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 20 through Nov. 5 at the Black Box Theater, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. Newberg. General admission costs $20. For more information, visit contact@chehalemplayersrep.org. Community theater: Gallery Theater in McMinnville ...
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