Events calendar 2/20

FRIDAY, FEB. 20

Mission fundraiser: Young members of Valley Baptist Church will present “Music 4 Missions” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at 2631 N.E. McDonald Lane, McMinnville. Donations will be requested for a church mission to Senegal, a country in West Africa. For more information, call 503-435-4813.

Newberg theater: Chehalem Players Repertory will present “Love Letters,” a romantic drama by A.R. Gurney, through 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.

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. Seating is first come, first served. For more information, call Caleb Thurston at 503-487-6883 or visit www.chehalemculturalcenter.org.

Fiddle music: The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers will play for donations from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at Palmer Creek Lodge, 606 Fourth St., Dayton. Proceeds will pay for scholarships for children learning to play music. For more information, contact Lew Holt at lewholt@aol.com or 503-391-5377.

Camellia gardens: The Oregon Camellia Society will host Kathy and Roger Lintault of McMinnville speaking on camellias in Italy and Portugal at 1 p.m, Saturday, Feb. 21, in the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan, Newberg. For more information on the free event, call Martha Ragland or Collier Brown at 503-239-6542.

Nils Lou: Linfield College will dedicate exhibition space in honor or Nils Lou at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Miller Fine Arts Center. Work by Lou and by other faculty in commemoration of him, will be on display in two galleries. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

Choral concert: The Linfield College Concert Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Melrose Hall’s auditorium. For more information on the free concert, call 503-883-2275 or visit www.linfield.edu/arts.

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.

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. 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.

Newberg concert: Grammy-award winning Irish singer Susan McKeown and Kyle Sanna will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Newberg Music Center, 514 E. First St, Newberg. Tickets cost $15. For more information or tickets, call 503-537-2196 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com.

MONDAY, FEB. 23

Homelessness film: Community Rights Yamhill County will show “Every Three Seconds,” as a follow-up to the Homeless Round Table discussion on Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the Moonlight Theater, 433 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Donations of food for YCAP or cash will be requested; pizza will cost $1 a slice. For more information about fourth-Monday “Wake-Up Call” movies, call 971-241-1258.

TUESDAY, FEB. 24

Local economics: Jody Christensen, Chad Freeman and Mitchell Gee will speak at an Economic Forum lunch, a 2015 forecast for city, county and state, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St. Cost for the public is $15; reservations are required by Feb. 23 to the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce at rpope@mcminnville.org or 503-472-6196.

THURSDAY, FEB. 26

Seniors’ topics: End-of-life choices will be explored at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Manor Activity Room at Hillside, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. For more information on the free “What to Pack for Your Last Journey”presentation, call 1-800-275-2384.

Sports journalism: Pro baseball player Scott Brosius, Chris Ballard and Lindsay Schnell of Sports Illustrated and a sports agent from Portland will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in Melrose Hall’s auditorium, Linfield College. For more information about the free event, contact Brad Thompson at 503-883-2291 or bthomps@linfield.edu.

1810 Astoria: Author Peter Stark will discuss his book “Astoria” about the Astor Expedition at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Third Street Books, 320 N.E. Third St., McMinnville, as part of the public library’s Conversation Project. For more information about the free event, e-mail info@thirdstreetbooks.com.

FRIDAY, FEB. 27

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.

Swing dancing: The Recording Studio Project at the Chehalem Cultural Center will hold a swing dance with lessons from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in the CCC grand ballroom, 415 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. Lessons cost $5; admission is $8, $6 for students and seniors, $5 for members. For more information, contact Dylan Beam at dw.beam42@gmail.com or 503-476-6549, or visit www.chehalemculturalcenter.org.

Biblical entertainment: A nonprofit theater group will present its sixth annual show, “Samson, God’s One-Man Army,” opening Friday, Feb. 27, and running through Sunday, March 8, at Northside Community Church, 1800 Hoskins St., Newberg. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. Sundays. The MCO show includes orchestra, singing and dancing. Tickets cost $10, online or at the door. For more information, contact Sherri Janzen at 503-932-3187 or mcoproductions sherri@hot mail.com.

Newberg theater: Valley Repertory Theatre will present “All My Sons,” a tragedy of the American dream, from Feb. 27 to March 15 at the Masonic Lodge, 402 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $15, $12 seniors, $10 children. Shows on March 1 and 8 are pay-what-you-will. 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.

SATURDAY, FEB. 28

Youth entrepeneurs: The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off Lemonade Day from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Grain Statio Brew Works, 755 N.E. Alpine St., McMInnville. The free learning program teaches kids how to start, own and operate their own businesses; lemonade stands to open Saturday, May 2. To participate as a youth or mentor, register at mcminville.lemonadeday.org.

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.

Scout program: The Sea Scout program is hosting an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, 544, N.E. Second St. The free event teaches about the program by playing games and visiting with current members. For more information, contact Karen Peterson at 503-936-6020 or ssshesperus665@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

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.

Soup kitchen: The Soup Kitchen at St. Barnabas invites the community to its 25th anniversary celebration with spaghetti and cake from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at 822 S.W. Second St., McMinnville. For more information, call 503-472-3711.

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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

Poetry: Local poet Phoebe Newman will read excerpts of her work, followed by an open mike, at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Velvet Monkey, 406 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. For more information about the free event, contact Courtney Terry at courtney.terry@ci.mcminnville.or.us or 503-435-5554.

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.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

Robotics, film: The Nerd Herd from McMinnville High and other robotics teams will offer brief demonstrations before a showing of “Slingshot” from 4 to 6:35 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Evergreen Museum theater, off Highway 18, McMinnville. The documentary focuses on inventor Dean Kamen and his water purification systsem. Admission is $10. For more information, contact Juanita Clarno at jclarno@msd.k12.or.us or 503-565-4200.

Christian Academy: McMinnville Christian Academy will hold silent and live auctions with live music and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St. Tickets cost $50; visit the school, 325 N.W. Baker Creek Road, McMinnville. For more information, call 503-472-6076.

Early Champoeg: Presentations in the free History Cache series will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 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, 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.

Newberg auditions: Valley Repertory Theatre will hold audtions for “The Importance of Being Earnest” from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan, Newberg. Performances will run May 7-24. To schedule a six-minute audition, call Stephen Pick at stephenpick@vallerrep.org. For more information, visit www.valleyrep.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Wine, food: St. James Catholic School will hold its 22nd annual “Sip! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic” Friday through Sunday, March 13-15, in the Evergreen Space Museum, off Highway 18. Hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information on the fundraiser, visit http://sipclassic.org/page8.php.

SATURDAY, March 14

Home gardeners: Yamhill County Extension and Master Gardeners will present its 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.

Free concerts: West Valley Kiwanis will host a free Blue Evolution concert from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the West Valley Community Campus, 266 S.E. Washington St., Willamina. Another “Wet Season” concert will feature Swamp Donkeys on April 11. For more information, call 503-876-2061.

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.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

Wine bicycling: Eola Hills Wine and a financial corporation will hold a 30-mile Cycle and Sip Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 15, at Evergreen Water Park in McMinnville. Proceeds will benefit Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and St. James Catholic School in McMinnville. Registration costs $60, $49 if by Feb. 16, and includes free entry to the McMinnville Food and Wine Classic. For more information, contact Rich Washburn at tastingroom@eolahillswinery.com or 503-623-2405.

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.

Downtown Amity: Sheri Stuart will speak about the national “Main Street” program and how it relates to Amity at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in the Amity Fire Hall, 700 S. Trade St. For more information about the Amity Downtown Improvement Group’s free presentation, contact Eve Silverman at eesilverman@yahoo.com or 503-835-0374.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

Conservation workshop: The Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a Mud and Manure Workshop from 10:30 a.m to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at FitzGerald Farms, 8490 N.W. Moore’s Valley Road, Yamhill. The event costs $20 including lunch. For more information, contact Marie Vicksta at 503-472-6403 or marie@yamhillswcd.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

Daffodils: The annual Amity Daffodil Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, at Amity Elementary School, 300 Rice Lane. The festival includes a Volkswalk, nursery products, a daffodil art show and sales, presentations, a driving tour, meals and a kids’ room. Admission is free. For more information, call 503-835-2181

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

Montessori run: McMinnville Montessori 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.

Draft animals: The Yamhill County Historical Society will hold a Farm Fest & Plowing Competition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. This event is the largest plowing contest for draft animals on the West coast, and includes many other demonstrations, exhibits, a photography contest, kids’ activities, food and music. Admission is $5 for ages older than 12. For more information, contact Pam Watts at pwatts@onlinemac.com or 503-434-0490.

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.

FRIDAY, MAY 16

Aliens: The McMinnville Downtown Association will host an Alien Dash, Alien Pet Contest and paraphernalia sales during the 16th annual UFO festival on Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, in McMinnville. Parade applications are due May 1. For more information and applications, visit www.downtownmcminnville.com/events.

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 doubledogdareyevents@gmail.com or 503-516-5935.

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, nest box building, informational displays and costumed hosts. For more information, visit www.prescottbluebird.com or e-mail jaye@machabitat.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20

Habitat fundraiser: The 14th annual Run, Walk, Ride will raise money for Habitat for Humanity in McMinnville starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 20. Registration opens May 1. For more information, visit www.machabitat.org.

FRIDAY, 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.

SATURDAY, AUG. 15

Harvesting: The Yamhill County Historical Society will hold its annual Harvest Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. The family-friendly event will include antique farm equipment, animals, kids’ activities, blacksmith and sawmill, stage coach rides, agricultural displays, food, music, a flag ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, and a tractor parade at 1 p.m. each day. Admission is $5 for ages older than 12. For more information, contact Pam Watts at pwatts@onlinemac.com or 503-434-0490.

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, OCT. 3

Kiwanis auction: The 36th annual Kiwanis Bids for Kids auction and barbecued steak or salmon buffet will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 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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