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COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 23

Carlton Fun Days: Carlton’s annual family-friendly celebration, Carlton Fun Days, will be held Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, in Upper City Park, between Main and Grant streets. The festivities include a fun run, parade, festival food, beer garden, live music and more. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/carltonfundays.

VFW banquet: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4015 is holding its annual awards banquet from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the Friends Center, 200 S. College St., Newberg. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for ages younger than 16. For more information, contact Gary Conklin at 503-550-9896 or rtgriff@aol.com.

Art program: The McMinnville Public Library is sponsoring Art Explosion at 10 a.m. Fridays through July in the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The free program is open to children ages 4 to 8. For more information, contact Nicki Lutsock-Hardee at 503-435-5559 or nicki.hardee@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24

Mud drags: The Willamina Mud Drags will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 24, near the Willamina Reservoir, Southeast Adams and Southeast Lincoln streets. Fourteen classes will compete. Admission is free for children 8 and younger. General admission is $5 to benefit the Willamina Fourth of July fireworks. No alcohol, dogs, open flames or bikes allowed. For more information or to preregister, contact Sherry Dawkins at 503-879-5676 or sdawkins@centurylink.net, or call Donna Nelson at 971-241-7031.

Relay for life: The American Cancer Society is hosting McMinnville Relay For Life from noon until midnight Saturday, June 24, on the Duniway field, 575 N.W. Michelbook Lane, McMinnville. Participants can honor cancer survivors, remember those that they have lost and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer. There is no cost to attend or participate, but donations are accepted. For more information, contact Teri Magee at 503-779-3684, terimagee@aol.com or visit www.facebook.com/mcminnville.relay.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25

Garden sale: The McMinnville Garden Club will hold its annual Garden Faire, featuring more than 40 vendors selling plants, artwork and hardscape, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25, in the area surrounding Third and Cowls streets, McMinnville. Admission is free. The sale is held in conjunction with the club’s Summer Garden Tour. For more information, call Mike at 503-831-3087.

Garden tour: Five gardens have been chosen for their unique characteristics to be featured in the McMinnville Garden Club’s annual Summer Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25. Tickets are $10 and will be available starting in May at several area businesses. For more information, call Marlene Petersen at 541-784-5089.

Park picnic: The community of Ballston is holding a potluck picnic for current and former residents at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at Ballston Park, at the corner of Ballston and DeJong roads. Admission is free. For more information, contact Judy Whitlow at 503-843-3381 or judywhitlow@centurylink.net.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28

Science performance: The McMinnville Public Library is holding a summer reading program performance, “Mad Science Fire & Ice,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. “Mad scientists” will give interactive demonstrations on chemical reactions, air pressure and the states of matter. Admission is free. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5559 or beckypearson@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 29

Body art: Body artist Natalie Fletcher, winner of season one of “Skin Wars,” will give a body painting demonstration and screen a documentary at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the Fireplace Room, at the McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Wine will be available for attendees with valid ID. The program is part of the Library After Dark program for adults. For more information, contact Courtney Terry at 503-435-5554 or Courtney.terry@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 30

St. Paul Rodeo: St. Paul’s annual rodeo and July 4 celebration runs Friday, June 30, through Tuesday, July 4, at the fairgrounds, 20025 N.E. Fourth St. The event includes the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo, Wild West Art Show, Great Western Barbeque Cook-off, the Tack Room Saloon, a carnival and more. Tickets prices range from $16 to $32. For more information, call the rodeo office at 800-237-5920 or visit www.stpaulrodeo.com.

Tween games: The McMinnville Pubic Library is hosting Roblox and Minecraft party for tweens at 5 p.m. Friday, June 30, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Guests may bring their own laptops, cell phones or tablets. Teen volunteers will be available to assist new gamers. Participants should arrive in the teen room before 5 p.m. For more information, contact Kris Lutsock at 503-435-5572 or kris.lutsock@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

MONDAY, JULY 3

Willamina festival: The Willamina Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration will begin Monday, July 3, with a barbeque and live music, and continue through Tuesday, July 4, in the downtown area. Festivities include an arm-wrestling competition, a 5K fun run, logging jamboree, car show, vendors and more. A parade will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, on Main Street. The fireworks show begins at dusk at the West Valley Community Campus, 266 S.E. Washington St. For more information, contact Jack Scott at 503-876-5512.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 4

McMinnville fireworks: The “Celebrate in Mac: July 4th Spectacular” will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, 500 Northeast Captain Michael King Smith Way. The event includes food vendors, merchant booths, a farmers market, beer tent, and fireworks beginning about 9:30 p.m. Museum admission for this occasion will be $5. For more information, visit mcminnville.org/july-4th/.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5

Reading performance: Steve Lattanzi’s Creature Feature Reptile and Insect Show will occurat 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. The event is part of the McMinnville Public Library’s free summer reading program for families, with presentations scheduled each Wednesday through July 26. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5559 or becky.pearson@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 6

Science explorers: The McMinnville Public Library is sponsoring “Science Explorers,” a summer science education program for children ages 6 to 8, at 2 p.m. Thursdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Advance registration is required. Registration fee is $2. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5559 or beacky.pearson@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

Plaza concerts: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at the U.S. Bank Plaza, 335 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Continues every Thursday evening until Sept. 7. Music line up TBA .

 

FRIDAY, JULY 7 

Turkey Rama: The 57th annual Turkey Rama Summer Festival will take place Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8, throughout Downtown McMinnville. Activities include a carnival, vendors, a food court, beer garden, music and the World’s Largest Turkey BBQ.”

 

SATURDAY, JULY 8

Lavender festival: The Willamette Valley Lavender Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. The annual event includes music, vendors and art. For more information, visit www.wvlavenderfestival.org.

Pets fundraiser: The Dawgs & Hogs Poker Run, a benefit for Homeward Bound Pets, will begin at 8:30 a.m. with an 8 a.m. check-in Saturday, July 8, at Trask Mountain Outpost, 195 W. Main St., Yamhill. The motorcycle poker run has checkpoints at Chehalem Valley Brewing in Newberg, the Barlow Room in Dayton and the Mac Club in McMinnville. Registration is $20 for each bike, and $5 for each additional rider. For more information or to register, visit hbpets,org or call the shelter at 503-472-0341.

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.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 9

Birdhouse building: Local bird enthusiast Tom Brewster will lead a discussion on Kestrels and Screech Owls, along with materials and instruction to build a box habitat for these birds, at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at the McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Brewster will provide the building materials. There is no cost to attend. Registration is required by July 2. For more information, contact Courtney Terry at 503-435-5554 or courtney.terry@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

MONDAY, JULY 10

Theater camp: The Gallery Theater Kids Camp will be held July 10-14, at the theater, 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. The camp is open to children who have completed first grade. Tuition is $85 for ages 7-11 and $135 for 12 and older. Both groups will give a performance on the main stage. For more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org/2008/speceventcamp.htm or call the theater at 503-472-2227.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 11

Science mania: The McMinnville Public Library is sponsoring “Science Mania,” a summer science education program for children ages 9 to 14, at 2 p.m. Tuesdays, July 11, 18 and 25, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Advance registration is required. Registration fee is $3. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5559 or beacky.pearson@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

Reading performance: Henrik Bothe Juggling & Magic will appear at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. The event is part of the McMinnville Public Library’s free summer reading program for families, with presentations scheduled each Wednesday through July 26. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5559 or becky.pearson@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 14

Artist’s workshop: The McMinnville Public Library is sponsoring “Artist’s Workshop,” a three week summer art program for tweens ages 9 to 14, at 2 p.m. Fridays, July 14, 21 and 28, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Advance registration is required. Registration fee is $3. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5559 or beacky.pearson@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 16

Art scholarships: The Arts Alliance of Yamhill County is sponsoring “Arts Alliance Grant & Scholarship Application Workshop” at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The workshop will cover what information is needed and how to complete grant and scholarship applications. Admission is free. For more information, contact Caroline O’Brien at 503-583-0928 or obriencarolinem@gmail.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

Graphic novel: The McMinnville Public Library is sponsoring “Graphic Fantastic,” a summer reading event for teen girls, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 19 and 20, and Aug. 16 and 17, in the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The event is free and open to girls ages 13 to 18. For more information, contact Kris Lutsock at 503-435-5562 or kris.lutsock@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

Reading performance: Leapin’ Louie Comedy Show will appear at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. The event is part of the McMinnville Public Library’s free summer reading program for families, with presentations scheduled each Wednesday through July 26. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5559 or becky.pearson@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 21

Swap meet: The Willamina Economic Improvement District and Coastal Hills Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a citywide garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22. A swap meet and flea market will be held at the corner of Lincoln and Adams streets. Proceeds will go to the Willamina Fourth of July Committee for fireworks. For more information, call Sherry at 503-879-5676 or 504-435-8908.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

Reading performance: Clowns Without Borders will appear at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. This is the last event in this year’s free summer reading program for families sponsored by the McMinnville Public Library. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5559 or becky.pearson@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 27

After-hours program: The McMinnville Public Library will hold Library After Dark: Game of Thrones Party, an evening event of activities to the theme of the HBO show Game of Thrones, beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Games, trivia, crafts, snacks and beverages will be available. Costumes from the show are welcome. The free event is open to ages 16 and older. For more information, contact Courtney Terry at 503-435-5554 or courtney.terry@ci.mcminnville.or.us.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 28

IPNC: The 31st International Pinot Noir Celebration will be held from Friday, July 28, through Sunday, July 30.

Tween games: The McMinnville Pubic Library is hosting Roblox and Minecraft party for tweens at 5 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Guests may bring their own laptops, cell phones or tablets. Teen volunteers will be available to assist new gamers. Participants should arrive in the teen room before 5 p.m. For more information, contact Kris Lutsock at 503-435-5572 or kris.lutsock@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16

Graphic novel: The McMinnville Public Library is sponsoring “Graphic Fantastic,” a summer reading event for teen girls, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday Aug. 16 and 17, in the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The event is free and open to girls ages 13 to 18. For more information, contact Kris Lutsock at 503-435-5562 or kris.lutsock@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

 

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.

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 25

Wine country weekend: Food and wine, hiking, yoga, hot air ballooning and horseback riding will be featured during the weekend-long “Bounty of Yamhill County,” a fundraising event for the Yamhill Enrichment Society. Kicking off the festivities is a Winemaker Chill & Grill, with Dundee’s Storrs Smokehouse, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Dobbes Family Estate. Cost is $60. For more information, visit www.bountyofyamhillcounty.com.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 26

Farm dinner: “Dinner on the Farm,” a new addition to the annual Bounty of Yamhill County celebration, is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Kookoolan Farms, 15713 OR-47, Yamhill. A meal will be served outdoors on the farm where the food was grown. Hosts Chrissie and Koorosh Zaerpoor, owners of the farm, will lead a tour and share their experiences. Admission is $150. For more information, call 503-883-9654 or visit bountyofyamhillcounty.com/event/dinner-on-the-farm-2017.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 9

Plane pull: The Oregon LETR Plane Pull fundraiser is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, 500 N.E. Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. Teams of five to six people will compete for the fastest time pulling a NASA Gulfstream Shuttle Simulation Jet for a distance of 50 feet; teams are asked to raise a minimum of $150 to participate. The event, sponsored by the museum and Oregon Law Enforcement Torch Run, will benefit Special Olympics Oregon. Admission is free for spectators, but donations will be accepted. Lunch will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Pam Ramsey at 503-434-2332 or pam.ramsey@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

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.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29

Art tour: The 25th anniversary Art Harvest Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1, and Oct. 6-8, at 34 artist studios around Yamhill County. Admission buttons cost $8. For more information, contact Cassie Sollars at 971-241-0153 or visit www.artharveststudiotour.org.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 23 Carlton Fun Days: Carlton’s annual family-friendly celebration, Carlton Fun Days, will be held Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, in Upper City Park, between Main and Grant streets. The festivities include a fun run, parade, festival food, beer garden, live music and more. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/carltonfundays. VFW banquet: The Veterans of Foreign ...
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