THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
Linfield plays: Linfield College students will open the theater season with the annual student icebreaker featuring two plays, “The Internet Is Distract- Oh Look a Kitten!” and “Simulation” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 22-24, in Marshall Theatre, Ford Hall. Tickets are $5. Seating is reserved. For more information, call 503-883-2292 or go to www.linfield.edu/arts.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23
Community theater: Mel Brooks’ stage adaptation of his 1968 film “The Producers” will be showing at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24, at Gallery Theater, 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets are $17. For more information, contact the theater at 503-472-2227.
Newberg theater: Chehalem Players Repertory presents Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Black Box Theater, Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. General admission is $18. Performances of this show will continue each weekend through Oct. 9. For more information, contact the repertory at 971-264-9409.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24
Latino culture: Sabor Latino Yamhill County, a celebration of the contributions of the Latino community in Yamhill County, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Chemeketa Community College’s McMinnville campus, 288 N.E. Norton Lane. Free games, activities and entertainment will be provided. Food including churros, tacos and carnitas will be available for purchase. Sponsors include the college, the Latino Advocacy Coalition of Yamhill County and Unidos Bridging Community. For more information, contact Hanna DeMaster at 503-316-3205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living history: The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring “Fur Trappers’ Camp,” a living history event, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Champoeg State Heritage Area, 8239 N.E. Champoeg Road, St. Paul. Participants can visit an authentic trappers’ encampment as costumed reenactors portray the lifestyle, work and customs of the fur trade. Admission is free with paid parking pass. For more information, contact Park Ranger Dan Klug at 503-678-1251 or email@example.com.
Banquet auction: The Yamhill Carlton FFA Alumni is sponsoring a dinner and auction fundraiser, with a social hour and silent auction from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by dinner and a live auction, Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Carlton Legion Hall, 158 East Main St. Cost is $15 a plate or $100 for a table of eight. Proceeds will help fund scholarships, student leadership training events and travel expenses. For more information, contact Katie Hysell or Kim Sheridan at 503-550-4065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvest festival: The Willamina Harvest Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the West Valley Community Campus, 226 S.E. Washington St., Willamina. Vendors, produce, food and arts and crafts will be available. Activities include a potluck, square dance and live musical performances by Worn Out Shoes Stringband at 5 p.m. and An Unquiet Grave at 8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Marian Rose Lucas at 503-876-8660 or email@example.com.
Living history: Fort Yamhill State Heritage Area is hosting “The Short Road Home,” a living history event, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25, at the heritage area, Hebo Road, Grand Ronde. The fort will be portrayed as it was in its last days of service as the infantry was preparing to disband. Admission is free. For more information, contact David Plett at 503-857-5766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27
Poetry reading: Joe Wilkins, associate professor of English at Linfield College, will read from his newest book of poetry, “When We Were Birds,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the college’s Nicholson Library. The reading is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Barnes Whyte at 503-883-2517 or email@example.com.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30
Art harvest: The 24th annual Art Harvest Studio Tour of Yamhill County will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, and the following weekend Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7-9, at artist studios throughout Yamhill County. An $8 collector button will allow admission for all six days of the self-guided tour, along with a catalog that profiles each artist and provides maps to their locations. For more information, contact Cassie Sollars at 971-241-0153 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.artharveststudiotour.org.
Kids movie: The McMinnville Public Library is hosting a free showing of a family movie on this no-school day at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in the Carnegie Room of the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Children 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. For the movie title, contact the Children’s Room one week prior. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at 503-435-5571 or email@example.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 1
Dinner auction: McMinnville Noon Kiwanis Club’s 37th annual Bids for Kids Dinner and Auction will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. The event is the region’s oldest charity auction and the club’s primary fundraiser, with proceeds supporting numerous Kiwanis projects in the community. To purchase tickets in advance, contact Eric at 503-437-0865. Additionally, a limited number of raffle tickets will be sold at $25 each or $100 for five. Prizes include $3,000 and $2,000 in prepaid Visa gift cards and $1,000 in gift certificates to be used in downtown McMinnville. For more information, contact Larry Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundraising run: The McMinnville Education Foundation is sponsoring “Runtoberfest,” a 5k run and walk and 1 mile kids’ run, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the McMinnville High School track, 615 N.E. 15th St. Cost is $25 in advance, $35 on the day of the race and $10 for the kids’ run. Proceeds benefit the McMinnville Education Foundation. For more information, contact Jennifer Nice at 503-550-5621.
Film festival: The sixth annual McMinnville Short Film Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, at the McMinnville Cinemas and Chemeketa Community College, 300 N.E. Norton Lane. Films will be screened from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. An awards dinner and keynote presentation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for each screening and $20 for the dinner. An all-event pass is available for $45 until seating is filled. For more information, contact Nancy Morrow at 503-472-1925 or email@example.com.
Barn workshop: Restore Oregon is sponsoring a Heritage Barn Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, Champoeg State Park, 8239 Champoeg Road N.E., St. Paul. The workshop will feature speakers, hands-on training, examples of creative reuse and sessions on barn condition assessment and stabilization, as well as a demonstration on historic barn construction techniques and tools. No previous knowledge is needed to participate. Tickets are $45 and must be purchased in advance at www.RestoreOregon.org. Snacks, beverages and lunch are included in the registration fee. For more information, contact Restore Oregon at 503-243-1923 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, OCT. 2
Candidate forum: The Linfield College Political Science Department is hosting a nonpartisan candidate forum for Oregon House District 24 candidates Ken Moore and Ron Noble from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in Room 201, Riley Hall. Linfield political science Professor Dimitri Kelly will moderate. The candidates will also answer questions from the audience. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kelly at 831-234-4297 or email@example.com.
Memorial run/walk: The Parker Archie Moore Memorial Run/Walk is set for 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Maxwell Field, Linfield College. Proceeds from the 3.5 mile run/walk will go to the college’s Parker Archie Moore Scholarship. The cost to participate is $35, which includes a raffle ticket and a shirt while supplies last. For more information, contact Kellie Berger at 503-883-2496 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4
Weaving demonstration: Hillside Foundation presents “Ravenstail Weaving: History and Revival of an Ancient Weaving Tradition” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the activity room at Hillside Manor, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. Instructor John Beard from the Damascus Fiber Arts School will display several of his works and give a demonstration of techniques. The program is part of Hillside’s fall Adventures in Learning series, which is open to the public. Admission is $5. For more information, call 503-472-2290.
SATURDAY, OCT. 8
Storytelling workshop: Portland Story Theater will be presenting a “Storytelling Starter Workshop” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a second chance to attend from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Cowls St., McMinnville. This event is part of a celebration for the church’s 150 year history. Participants are invited to learn about story structure and the differences between writing and telling. For more information, contact Donna Weed at 503-472-7941 or email@example.com.
SUNDAY, OCT. 9
Chili fundraiser: A chili cook-off will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at New Hope Church, 919 S.W. Second St., Sheridan. Local pastors Joel Pike, David Kennedy and Ken Johnson will each bring their favorite chili, which will be served with cornbread free of charge. Donations may be made by guests as votes for their favorite recipe. The fundraiser benefits Churches United for West Valley, a nonprofit that provides school supplies and other community services to the area. For more information, contact Julia Schumann at 503-871-4935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, OCT. 11
UFO talk: Hillside Foundation presents “McMinnville’s UFO Festival: Explained!” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the activity room, Hillside Manor, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. McMenamins Pubs historian Tim Hills will discuss the genesis of McMinnville’s popular UFO Festival, which attracts enthusiasts and experts from around the country. The program is part of Hillside’s fall Adventures in Learning series, which is open to the public. Admission is $5. For more information, call 503-472-2290.
SATURDAY, OCT. 15
Craft fair: Sheridan United Methodist Women are holding a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Sheridan High School cafeteria, 433 S. Bridge St. Local vendors will offer food and craft items. Vendors can rent tables for $5 each. Proceeds will benefit the women’s group and mission trips. For more information, contact Julia Schumann at 503-871-4935 or email@example.com.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18
Rail to trail: Hillside Foundation presents “The Yamhelas Westsider Trail: A Local Rail-to-Trail Initiative” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the activity room, Hillside Manor, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. Ken Wright of Carlton’s Ken Wright Cellars will discuss the efforts to preserve a transportation corridor on the Union Pacific Railroad between McMinnville and Gaston. The program is part of Hillside’s fall Adventures in Learning series, which is open to the public. Admission is $5. For more information, call 503-472-2290.
River presentation: The McMinnville Public Library is hosting a presentation on the book “The Owyhee River Journals,” by Bonnie J. Olin with photographs by Mike Quigley, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the library, 225 N.E. Adams St., McMinnville. The program will include a talk, slideshow, video and question-and-answer segment on the Owyhee Canyonlands, as well as a book signing. For more information, contact Olin at 503-998-1291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19
Charity auction: The Yamhill County Association of Realtors is holding its 22nd annual Charity Auction on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Golden Valley Brewery, 980 N.E. 4th St., McMinnville. All proceeds go to the charities chosen for this year’s auction. The charities benefiting from the auction this year are the Give a Little Foundation, Yamhill County Search & Rescue and Homeward Bound Pets. For more information, visit www.yamhillcountyrealtors.org.
Concert fundraiser: “Koncert for Kids,” showcasing professional and student musicians, will be presented at 7 p.m. Oct. 19, in the Doug Anderson Auditorium, McMinnville High School, 615 N.E. 15th St. Performances will be given by Michael Allen Harrison, Julianne Johhnson, We Three, Vintage Voices and the McMinnville High School choirs. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Proceeds benefit the K-12 music enrichment program. For more information, contact Kathleen Bernards at 503-472-2179 or email@example.com.
SATURDAY, OCT. 22
Auction fundraiser: The 22nd annual “Celebrate the Children” auction fundraiser for Juliette’s House Child Abuse Intervention Center will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third Street. Tickets cost $85; table reservations are available for parties of eight. Proceeds will benefit child abuse intervention and prevention services provided free of charge to children and families in Yamhill, Polk and Tillamook counties. For more information, contact Francine Fiore at 503-687-1313 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.julietteshouse.org.
TUESDAY, OCT. 25
Churchill talk: Hillside Foundation presents “Winston Churchill, 1874-1900: The Formative Years of a Risk Taker” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the activity room, Hillside Manor, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. Neil Kunze, professor emeritus at Southern Oregon University, will discuss the iconic British statesman’s early years. The program is part of Hillside’s fall Adventures in Learning series, which is open to the public. Admission is $5. For more information, call 503-472-2290.
Downtown breakfast: The McMinnville Downtown Association is holding its second annual “State of the Downtown Breakfast” from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Golden Valley Brewery, 980 N.E. 4th St., McMinnville. Tickets are $25 and $18 for McMinnville Downtown Association members. Featured speakers include Jeff Knapp from Visit McMinnville, Steve Iverson of Zero Waste McMinnville and City of McMinnville’s Planning Director Heather Richards. For more information contact Sean Tichnell at 503-472-3605 or email@example.com.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28
Halloween games: The McMinnville Public Library is hosting a Halloween Teen Gaming Night at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The event is free and open to ages 13 to 18. Awards will be given for winning costumes, and snacks will be available. The library will provide video games and Internet access. Guests are welcome to bring their own board games, card games, video games and controllers. For more information, contact Kris Lutsock at 503-435-5572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, OCT. 29
Halloween tour: The Yamhill County Historical Society is sponsoring “A Night at the Museum: Halloween Tours at the Heritage Center” from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham lane, McMinnville. Halloween themed tours of the museum, activities and refreshments will be available. Children need to be accompanied by adults. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Pam Watts at 503-434-0490 or email@example.com.
Halloween fundraiser: The McMinnville High School Grad Night Committee and the Hispanic PTA are sponsoring a Day of the Dead/Halloween Fundraiser Celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. Tickets are $30 each or $25 if purchasing two or more. Proceeds will go to Mac High’s Grad Night event and scholarships for graduating seniors. For more information, contact Melanie Martinoff at 503-560-8435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Island music: “Share the Aloha,” a reggae and ukulele open mic contest, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at MacStage, 744 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Musicians must sign up before Oct. 26 to compete. First place winners will receive a one-night stay at the beach. Island food will be served. Admission is free. For more information, contact Becky Gash at 971-241-9390 or email@example.com.
Monday, Oct. 31
Trick-or-treating: The Hillside Campus is open to the McMinnville community for trick-or-treating from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, throughout the campus, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. Residents who are participating will have an orange paper pumpkin on their doors and will leave the outside light on. For more information, contact April Potter at 503-883-4669 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trick-or-treating: Pacifica McMinnville will be open to trick-or-treaters from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at the Memory Care Community, 320 S.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. For more information, contact Ashley Rice or Terri Trevor at 503-472-3509 or email@example.com .
SATURDAY, NOV. 5
Museum fundraiser: The second annual Evergreen Museum Heroes Gala will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, under the tail of the Spruce Goose in the Evergreen Aviation Museum, 500 N.E. Captain Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville. Activities will include a raffle, wall of wine, food and live and silent auctions. Tickets cost $100. Sponsorship options are also available. Proceeds benefit the museum in restoring and preserving artifacts and educational programs. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Melissa Grace at 503-434-4185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, NOV. 6
Band concert: The Second Winds Community Band is sponsoring “I Remember Vietnam,” a concert to honor Vietnam veterans, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. Performances will be given by the Second Winds Community Band, Linfield Concert Band and the Second Winds Traditional Jazz Band, including the selections “Get It On,” “Sons of Veterans March,” “Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel” and a premier work by Kevin M. Walczyk. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. For more information, contact Mark Williams at 503-679-9328 or email@example.com.
SATURDAY, NOV. 12
Used book sale: The Friends of the McMinnville Library will host a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in the Carnegie Room of the library, 225 N.W. Adams St., McMinnville. Members can shop at 9 a.m. before the sale opens. Memberships are available to purchase at the door. At 1 p.m. books can be purchased for $3 a bag. For more information, call 916-524-8147.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3
Holiday bazaar: The Yamhill County Historical Society is holding its Handmade Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. The bazaar will feature more than 50 craft vendors and local artists, a silent auction, decorated tree auction, music, food and tours of the decorated museum. Admission is free with a food donation. For more information, contact Pam Watts at 503-434-0490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.