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FRIDAY, JAN. 30

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “Sylvia” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 7, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets to the romantic comedy including a dog named Sylvia cost $15, $13 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 31

Bottle drive: The Valley Panthers will collect cans, bottles and glass for refunds and accept cash donations from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Les Schwab, 170 N.E. Highway 99W, McMinnville. For more information about the fundraiser for the girls’ rugby club, contact Jeremy Moore at 503-560-3893 or moorfam9712@comcast.net.

Museum activities: Special-needs individuals, caregivers and family members may participate in activities and visit with Star Wars characters from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday, Jan. 31, at Evergreen Museum, off Highway 18, McMinnville. Admission is $5, $15 for the waterpark. Preregistration is required to 503-434-4185 or education@sprucegoose.org.

Jazz fundraiser: McMinnville Music Boosters will hold Swingin’ on a Star Jazz Night dinner and auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, in the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. Tickets cost $35. For tickets or more information, contact Katrina Thomas at macmusicboosters@gmail.com or 971-241-1928.

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, FEB. 1

Space photography: A traveling exhibit of historic photographs of space exploration opens Sunday, Feb. 1, at Evergreen Aviation Museum, off Highway 18, McMinnville. Regular museum admission of $23 to $25 applies. For more information, call 503-434-4185 or e-mail education@sprucegoose.org.

 

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 showing, 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. Eileen Stark will sign her book, “Real Gardens Grow Natives,” from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. For more information and order forms, e-mail orders@yamhillswcd.org or call 503-472-6403. 

Seniors’ topics: Becky Brandt and fire department representatives will speak on emergency information at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Manor Activity Room at Hillside, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. Subsequent “What to Pack for Your Last Journey” topics include advance directives and wills on Feb. 12; hospice on Feb. 19 and end-of-life choices on Feb. 26. For more information on the free presentations, call 1-800-275-2384.

Local writers: McMinnville Public LiIbrary will hold Prose Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Velvet Monkey Tea, 406 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Local novelist Stephen Long will begin with some readings, then the mike opens for 5-minute stories and essays from the audience. Admission is free. For more information, contact Courtney Terry at courtney.terry@ci.mcminnville.or.us or 503-435-5554.

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 historical presentations in celebration of Dundee’s 100-year-old building. For more information, visit www.dundeecommunitycenter.org.

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 6

Newberg theater: Chehalem Players Repertory will present “Love Letters,” a romantic drama by A.R. Gurney, from Friday, Feb. 6 to Sunday, Feb. 22, in the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 Sheridan St., Newberg. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $10 to $20; visit http://chehalemplayersrep.ticketleap.com.

Book signing: Ken Austin of Newberg, co-founder of A-dec, read from his book, “American Dreamers,” at 7 p.m Friday, Feb. 6, at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan, Newberg. For more information on the free event, call 503-487-6883 or contact www.chehalemculturalcenter.org.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 7

Mayor’s ball: The 26th annual Mayor’s Charity Ball, a fundraiser for the Kids on the Block, will be held from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, in the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. The Stars of the Show evening includes music and dancing, hearty appetizers, no-host bar and opportunities to support the after-school program. Tickets cost $40. For tickets or more information, visit www.mayorsball.com or call 503-434-7369.

 

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 is “Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon? A Hidden History.” For more information, call 503-435-5555.

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 10

Arctic: Mac High science teacher Jared Larsen will present “From the Arctic to the School District” about his time in the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow program 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.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 14

Oregon’s birthday: The Yamhill County Historical Society will present a 156th birthday party for the state of Oregon from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Lafayette Museum, 605 Market St., Lafayette. The event will include special displays in two buildings, tours and refreshments. Admission is free with a can of food for YCAP. For more information, call Karen Sitton-Saxberg at 503-434-2189 or visit www.yamhillcountyhistory.org.

Free concerts: West Valley Kiwanis will host Lennox Fleary, Amanda Stanaway and cellist Kohler Johnson performing in a free Valentine’s Day concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at the West Valley Community Campus, 266 S.E. Washington St., Willamina. Subsequent “Wet Season” concerts will feature Blue Evolution on March 14 and Swamp Donkeys on April 11. For more information, call 503-876-2061.

Early Champoeg: Presentations in the free History Cache series will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 14, March 7 and April 25, in the Champoeg visitor center southeast of Newberg. Parking costs $5. For more information, contact Dan Klug at 503-678-1251 ext. 222 or Daniel.klug@state.or.us.

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 17

Self defense: Women’s self defense will be taught from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the American Legion, 126 N.E. Atlantic St., McMinnville, during a Women in Business meeting. Cost is $20, $5 less for members. Preregistration is required to 503-472-6196.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 21

Free opera: Youth and their families are invited to see Portland Opera To-Go perform Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” at noon Saturday, Feb. 21, in the central Grand Ballroom at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. After the free performance, which will be sung in English and Spanish, performers will answer questions. Limited seating is first come, first served. For more information, call Caleb Thurston at 503-487-6883 or visit www.chehalemculturalcenter.org.

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.

 

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 N.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. For more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

NRA fundraiser: The Friends of NRA will hold a dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the Leslie Lewis Pavilion at Yamhill County Fairgrounds on Northeast Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville. Half the proceeds will remain in Oregon. Prime rib dinners (chicken option available) and the auction, which includes firearms, knives, camping gear and NRA merchandise, cost $40. For more information and invitations, visit http://friendsofnra.org or e-mail christy@2amarket.com.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 1

Children’s concert: The Newberg Community Band will present a free circus-themed concert for children of all ages at 2:30 Sunday, March 1, in Bauman Auditorium at George Fox University in Newberg. For more information, contact Marilyn Godfrey at godfreykitty@gmail.com.

 

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.

Relief nursery: A Family Place relief nursery will hold its second annual Champions for Children lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Lunch is complimentary; reservations are requested to Elaine at eburke@lcsnw.org or 503-472-4020.

 

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 presentation is part of a free history series celebrating 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.

 

SATURDAY, March 14

Library sale: Friends of McMinnville Public Library will offer books for $1 or less from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 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.

Home gardeners: Yamhill County Extension and Master Gardeners will present the third annual Spring Into Gardening event from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, in the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. It will include speakers on vegetable gardening, roses, hydrangeas, bedding plants, raised beds, edible flowers and environmental considerations. Registration including lunch costs $20 to $30, $10 extra at the door. For more information or to register, visit www.yamhillcountymastergardener.org.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

Local wastewater: Erik Grimstad will speak on “The Science Behind the Flush” and local wastewater information during a McMinnville City Club pub talk at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in Mattie’s Room at McMenamins, 310 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville. Admission is $5 for non-members. For more information, visit www.maccityclub.org or call 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.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

Montessory run: McMinnville Montessory School will hold a Discover Spring 5K, 10K and fun run for kids starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 11, at Discovery Meadows Community Park, McMinnville. Parking is at Columbus Elementary School, 1600 S.W. Fellows St. Costs range from $10 to $32. For registration and more information, visit www.discoverspring.com.

Camellia run: The Camellia 10K and 5K for runners and walkers will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 11, starting at the Chehalem Community Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg, and finishing at the Camellia Festival. Entry costs $25 and includes a T-shirt, a camellia and food. For more information, contact Molly Bailey at 971-303-5990 or molly@makersevents.com.

 

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.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 17

Half marathon: Youngberg Hill Winery & Inn will hold a half marathon and 10K at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 17, in McMinnville. Entry costs $40 to $75. For more information, contact Pattric Langley at youngberghillhalf@gmail.com or 503-516-5935. www.youngberghillhalf.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 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. 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, 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 cost $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information, contact www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12

Kiwanis auction: The 36th annual Kiwanis Bids for Kids auction and barbecued steak or salmon buffet will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 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 $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information, contact www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

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

 


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