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COMMUNITY EVENTS

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

Newberg theater: The Chehalem Players Repertory presents “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at The Black Box Theater, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. General admission is $20. Performances will continue each weekend through April 9. For more information, contact the theater at 971-264-9409 or dgentryny@aol.com.

Homeschool day: The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum is sponsoring an event for homeschool children to learn about “Public Enemies: A History of the Depression Era Outlaws” from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Evergreen Theater, 500 N.E. Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville. Admission is $20 for youth and $10 for adults. For more information, contact Melissa Grace at 503-434-4180 or publicity@sprucegoose.org.

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.

Ethnobotany talk: “Ethnobotany: Human Manipulation of the Landscape” is the topic of a presentation from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Champoeg State Park auditorium, 8239 N.E. Champoeg Road, St. Paul. David Harrelson, Grand Ronde cultural resources department manager, will talk about tools used by native people to manage the landscape of the Willamette Valley. Jim Kiser will speak about milkweed, how it has diminished and his efforts to re-establish the plant. For more information, contact Dan Klug at 503-678-1251 ext. 222 or daniel.klug@oregon.gov.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 27

Youth camp: Watershed Education Adventures is sponsoring a Youth Watershed Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 27 and 28, at the Miller Woods Conservation Area, 15580 N.W. Orchard View Road, McMinnville. Environmental educators Theresa Crain and Neyssa Hays will lead the outdoor campers as they learn about nature and the Yamhill River watershed. The camp is open to ages 6 through 12. Admission is $55 per day or $100 for both days. For more information, contact Theresa Crain at 503-857-7884 or wea@gywc.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 7 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.

Newberg theater: The Chehalem Players Repertory presents “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at The Black Box Theater, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. General admission is $20. Performances will continue each weekend through April 9. For more information, contact the theater at 971-264-9409 or dgentryny@aol.com.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

Children’s author: Third Street Books is hosting children’s author and illustrator Kurt Cyrus as he shares his latest book, “Shake a Leg, Egg!,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at 320 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the bookstore at 503-472-7786.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 4

Hillside talk: Hillside Foundation presents “Saving Youth One Dog at a Time” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in the activity room, Hillside Manor, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. Joan Dalton, founder and director of Project Pooch, will describe the program, which includes a kennel onsite at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility where selected youths are paired with shelter dogs. The presentation is part of Hillside’s spring Adventures in Learning series, which is open to the public. Admission is $5. For more information, call 503-857-0686.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 7

Newberg theater: The final performances of The Chehalem Players Repertory’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at The Black Box Theater, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. General admission is $20. For more information, contact the theater at 971-264-9409 or dgentryny@aol.com.

Children’s movie: A family movie will be shown on the big screen at 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the Carnegie Room of the McMinnville Public 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.

Adaptive egg-hunt: An adaptive egg hunt and other activities for children ages 12 and younger with developmental, physical or intellectual disabilities and their families will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Columbus Elementary School, 1600 S.W. Fellows St., McMinnville. Eggs will be “hidden” in a variety of ways for children who have impaired vision or motor skills. Other activities will include a “fishing pond,” cookie decorating, and face and nail painting. The event is sponsored by Oak Grove Community Church. For more information, visit oakgrovemac.com.  

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 11

Hillside talk: Hillside Foundation presents “Ghost Towns in Oregon” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in the activity room, Hillside Manor, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. Steve Arndt, educator and author, will give a talk about some of Oregon’s more than 250 ghost towns, historic sites and structures still standing today. The program is part of Hillside’s spring Adventures in Learning series, which is open to the public. Admission is $5. For more information, call 503-857-0686.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Egg-hunts: Life Care Center of McMinnville will host egg hunts for children on Saturday, April 15, at 1309 N.E. 27th St., McMinnville. Three hunts will be held: ages 1 to 4 at 10:10 a.m., ages 5 to 8 at 10:20 a.m., and ages 9 to 12 at 10:25 a.m. A sale of Krispy Kreme donuts will benefit the McMinnville High School softball team. For more information, call the care center at 503-472-4678.

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.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 18

Hillside talk: Hillside Foundation presents “Operation Tomodachi: Humanitarian Response to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the activity room, Hillside Manor, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Steve Baxter will discuss the initial actions taken to assist the Japanese people following the devastating magnitude 9.1 earthquake on March 11, 2011. The program is part of Hillside’s spring Adventures in Learning series, which is open to the public. Admission is $5. For more information, call 503-857-0686.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 25

Hillside talk: Hillside Foundation presents “Blame the French? Thoughts on the Syrian Mess” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the activity room, Hillside Manor, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. John Braun, retired adjunct professor of history at Willamette University, will discuss how the Alawites, a religious minority, came to rule over the Sunni Arab majority in Syria. The program is part of Hillside’s spring Adventures in Learning series, which is open to the public. Admission is $5. For more information, call 503-857-0686.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Park tour: The Chehalem Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon is sponsoring a free tour of Deer Creek Nature Park, led by the chapter’s founding member Dave Hanson, at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29. The county park, located between McMinnville and Sheridan, contains the largest wet prairie ecosystem in the lower Willamette Valley. Participants should wear rubber boots and may bring a lunch. For directions or more information, e-mail Hanson at dhanson@newsguy.com.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 13

’70s prom: Gallery Theater will hold a “Super Groovy Adult Prom” with a ’70s theme at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the theater, 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple; attendees must be 21 or older. Food, drinks and prom photos will be available for purchase. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the box office or call 503-472-2227.

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.

 

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.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 8

Pets fundraiser: The Dawgs & Hogs Poker Run, a benefit for Homeward Bound Pets, will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 24 Newberg theater: The Chehalem Players Repertory presents “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at The Black Box Theater, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. General admission is $20. Performances will continue each weekend through April 9. For more information, ...
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