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COMMUNITY EVENTS


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30
Poem reading: The McMinnville First Baptist Church will hold a concert and reading with local poet and harpist Bethany Lee at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the church, 125 S.E. Cowls St. Lee will read from her collection of poems about belonging and playing songs of the holiday season. The reading and concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Erika Marksbury at 503-472-7941 or erika@fbcmac.org.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2
Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “Born is the King: It’s Christmas” at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, at First Presbyterian Church, 390 Northeast Second Street. The concert will feature a combination of contemporary and traditional styles. Lyrics will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Performances will continue in various locations throughout the county through Dec. 20. Admission is free, but a free will offering will benefit the Yamhill County Food Bank. For more information, call Lee or Linda Schrepel at 503-662-3926 or visit www.cantatachoir.org.
Antiques holiday: McMinnville Antiques Mall will hold "Friday with Friends," from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the mall, 334 N.E. Third St. The event includes booth sales, cookies and refreshments, and vintage holiday décor available for purchase. For more information, call the mall at 503-583-1398.
Tree lighting: The city, firefighters and Amity Downtown Improvement Group will host the Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at City Hall, 109 Maddox Ave., Amity. The lighting will be followed by a festive parade with Santa, and refreshments. For more information, call Candy Rodley at 503-883-3150.
Christmas chorus: Dayton Community Chorus will Present "The Renaissance Christmas Revels!" at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Pioneer Evangelical Church, 300 4th St., Dayton. The chorus will include traditional renaissance costumes, desserts, and dueling minature catapults. Two former queens of the Royal Court of Dayton will make a visit to the annual Revels. Admission price includes dessert and Wassail for the Christmas Toast. There is limited seating and reservations are strongly uggested. For more information or to make reservations call 503-679-9328 or email dccrevels@gmail.com.
Praise Church: Praise Church will host a bazaar with locally made crafts and gift items from 9 a.m to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at Third and Irvine streets, McMinnville. For more information, contact Terry at 503-883-3740 or email terrysears@msn.com.
Yamhill bazaar: Yamhill United Methodist Church will host its annual Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the church, 2195 S. Laurel St., Yamhill. Soup, sandwiches and pie will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Sale items will include crafts, baked goods and gift items. For more information, call 503-662-3209.
“Cinderella” opens: McMinnville High School’s Grizz Theater presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, on stage at MacHigh, 615 N.E. 15th St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for senior and students with ASB cards, at the door or online at mhs.msd.k12.or.us.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3
Holiday bazaar: The Yamhill County Historical Society will hold its12th annual Handmade Holidays Bazaar and silent auction from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, at the Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. Admission is free with a non-perishable food donation for YCAP. For more information, contact Moira Cleary at 503-472-2842 or events@yamhillcountyhistory.org, or visit yamhillcountyhistory.org.
Holiday bazaar: The McMinnville Grange will continue to host a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through Dec. 17, at the McMinnville Grange, 1700 S.W. Old Sheridan Road. For more information, call Liz at 503-830-8610.
Tree lighting: Carlton will hold a tree lighting ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Ladd Park, 225 W Grant St., Carlton. There will be a visit from Santa, live music and free hot cocoa. For more information, call the city of Carlton at 503-852-7575.
Santa visit: Serendipity Ice Cream will host Santa Claus from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Third and Evans streets. Donations of cash or gift cards in exchange for a photo with Santa will go to support Juliette’s House, which assists children who have suffered abuse. For more information, call Serendipity at 503-474-9189.

SUNDAY, DEC. 4
Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “Born is the King: It’s Christmas” at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, at Amity Christian Church, 1305 Goucher Street. The concert will feature a combination of contemporary and traditional styles. Lyrics will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Performances will continue in various locations throughout the county through Dec. 20. Admission is free, but a free will offering will benefit the Yamhill County Food Bank. For more information, call Lee or Linda Schrepel at 503-662-3926 or visit www.cantatachoir.org.
Bike parade: Carlton Lighted Bike Parade is set for 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, beginning at Main and Pine streets, Ken Wright Cellars parking lot; some bike lights will available in exchange for a food bank donation; Tommy's Bicycle Shop volunteers will have bike lights for sale. Prizes will be awarded, and hot cocoa served prior to the parade. For more information, email jaimes@kenwrightcellars.com.
"Santa Paws": Pets, kids and families can get photos taken with Santa Paws from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, at Petco, 2370 N.E. Highway 99W, McMinnville. A $20 donation is suggested for a photo to be emailed. The event is a benefit for Homeward Bound pet shelter. No appointment necessary. For more information, call 503-472-0341, ext. 7.

TUESDAY, DEC. 6
Children's Crafts: The McMinnville Public Library will hold a children’s craft fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Children will be selling crafts and baked goods. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact the children’s library at 503-435-5559 or visit www.mcminnvilleoregon.gov/library.

THURSDAY, DEC. 8
Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “Born is the King: It’s Christmas” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, at The Yamhill Christian Church, 265 West Main Street, Yamhill. The concert will feature a combination of contemporary and traditional styles. Lyrics will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Performances will continue in various locations throughout the county through Dec. 20. Admission is free, but a free will offering will benefit the Yamhill County Food Bank. For more information, call Lee or Linda Schrepel at 503-662-3926 or visit www.cantatachoir.org.
Grand holiday; The Grand McMinnville presents "Miracle on 3rd Street," a family event with food and vendors and mini-bazaar, starting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, at 325 N.E Third St. The event will feature local artisans and businesses. Hourly raffles are planned and tickets are free. The event is an opportunity to pick up some gift list items and see recent changes made to the historic meeting space. For more information, visit thegrandmcminnville.com.
Documentary screening: “Joyeux Noel " will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Great Room of McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, 544 N.E. Second St. The movie is based on a true story during WWI when three countries, Germany, France & Scotland, agree to a ceasefire on Christmas Eve and the hope & compassion that comes with this decision; how seeing your enemy face-to-face changes everything. The screening is part of the “Meaningful Movies” series presented by Peace & Justice Yamhill County. Donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Liz Marlia-Stein at 971-241-1258 or lizmarliastein@gmail.com.
“Cinderella” opens: McMinnville High School’s Grizz Theater presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 8 and 9, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, on stage at MacHigh, 615 N.E. 15th St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, $5 for senior and students with ASB cards, at the door or online at mhs.msd.k12.or.us.

FRIDAY, DEC. 9
Christmas show: The Mac Flea Christmas Show is set for noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-11, at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds, 2070 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville. Admission is free. Cans will be collected to go to Yamhill Community Action Program food banks. Early bird, 10 to noon Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday is $5 and free for children. For more information, visit the Facebook page for The McMinnville Flea.

SATURDAY, DEC. 10
Christmas sing-along:The Maculeles and McMinnville Public Library will present “Oh What Fun! Christmas Sing-Along” led by the Maculeles from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chris Poppen at 503 560 0976 or abcpoppen@comcast.net.
Winter concert: The McMinnville Women's Choir presents “Alleluia! A Winter Concert” at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at First Baptist Church, McMinnville, 125 S.E. Cowls St. McMinnville. The concert will include a variety of joyful seasonal and holiday songs from around the world. Masks will be required. General admission tickets start at $15 online, $20 at the door, cash or check only at the door. For more information, contact Jane Kneller at 970 391 1619 or jane@greyhorsevineyard.com.
Gingerbread contest: The See Ya Later Foundation will hold a Gingerbread House Contest with entries due between 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at 1882 Grille, 645 N.W. Third St., McMinnville. Entrance fee is $10. Awards will be given to first, second and third place winners in each age group. For more information, contact Carmen Banke at 503-434-1730, info@seeyalater.org or visit www.seeyalater.org/events.
Gingerbread craft: The McMinnville Public Library will hold a gingerbread house building event from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 10, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The fee is $5 per family, guaranteeing each child a kit and intended for adults and kids to work on together. Registration is available in the library Children's Room. For more information, contact the Children's Librarian at 503-435-5559 or libref@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.
Holiday Bazaar: The Holiday Peer Bazaar is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at the offices of ProjectAble, 640 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Tables are free to people participating in ProjectAble support programs, $10 for all others, and the event is open to the public. For more information, or to reserve a table call Tracy at 503-474-5509.
Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “Born is the King: It’s Christmas” at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at St Barnabas Episcopal Church, 822 Southwest Second Street, McMinnville. The concert will feature a combination of contemporary and traditional styles. Lyrics will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Performances will continue in various locations throughout the county through Dec. 20. Admission is free, but a free will offering will benefit the Yamhill County Food Bank. For more information, call Lee or Linda Schrepel at 503-662-3926 or visit www.cantatachoir.org.
Santa photos: The See Ya Later Foundation will present photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10, at Sage Restaurant 406 N.W. Third St., McMinnville. Registration is required. Participants will receive a print photo and email copy for $10. For more information or to register, contact Carmen Banke at 503-434-1730 or info@seeyalater.org.
Holiday bazaar: The McMinnville Grange will continue to host a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through Dec. 17, at the McMinnville Grange, 1700 S.W. Old Sheridan Road. For more information, call Liz at 503-830-8610.
Carlton Christmas: The semi-formal "Miracle on Main Street Winter Gala" starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Carlton American Legion hall, 158 E. Main St. This is a 21-and-over event. Tickets are $40, or two for $75, and $300 for a table for six. Purchase at carlton-business-association.ticketleap/miracle-on=-main-street.
Pet photos: Photos with Santa Claus will be available for pets, by appointment, on Saturday, Dec. 10, at AltCo-Working, 609 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Cost is $20 for a 10-minute session with the photographer. There is also a $1 door prize drawing for a dozen MacDaddy doughnuts. Proceeds benefit Noahs Haven pet shelter and rehab of McMinnville.
Caravan of Lights: Dayton will hold its second annual Caravan of Lights from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, in Dayton. For more information and a detailed map of the cruise, visit fb.me/e/24wuojefg.

SUNDAY, DEC. 11
Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “Born is the King: It’s Christmas” at 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1500 Southwest Old Sheridan Road, McMinnville. The concert will feature a combination of contemporary and traditional styles. Lyrics will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Performances will continue in various locations throughout the county through Dec. 20. Admission is free, but a free will offering will benefit the Yamhill County Food Bank. For more information, call Lee or Linda Schrepel at 503-662-3926 or visit www.cantatachoir.org.
Holiday concert: "Holiday Soundtrack' concert by Second Winds Community band of McMinnville is set for 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. For more information, contact Brenda Longton at 971-241-1666 or email blongton76@gmail.com.

FRIDAY, DEC. 16
Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “Born is the King: It’s Christmas” at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16, at First Baptist Church, 300 Flower Lane, Dayton. The concert will feature a combination of contemporary and traditional styles. Lyrics will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Performances will continue in various locations throughout the county through Dec. 20. Admission is free, but a free will offering will benefit the Yamhill County Food Bank. For more information, call Lee or Linda Schrepel at 503-662-3926 or visit www.cantatachoir.org.
Nutcracker: Lynn Marchant Ballet Theater and Oregon Children's Ballet Theater present the 51st annual "Nutcracker," at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, in the Doug Anderson Auditorium at McMinnville high School, 615 N.E. 15th St. Admission is $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and children 11 and under, or $15 and $12 at the door. Advanced tickets are at Oregon Stationers, 217 N.E. Third St., or by phone, 503-472-4573; text message, 503-474-7942; or by email at info@marchantballet.com.

SATURDAY, DEC. 17
Willamina music: The sixth annual Wet Season Music Series returns from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at the West Valley Community Campus, 266 S.E. Washington St., Willamina. Concerts are free, with food and available for sale, and held in the auditorium, third Saturdays from October through March. This Saturday will feature 99 West Jazz Band. For more information, call 503-929-4307 or email info@westvalleycommunitycampus.
Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “Born is the King: It’s Christmas” at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, at Joyful Servant Lutheran Church, 1716 North Villa Road, Newberg. The concert will feature a combination of contemporary and traditional styles. Lyrics will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Performances will continue in various locations throughout the county through Dec. 20. Admission is free, but a free will offering will benefit the Yamhill County Food Bank. For more information, call Lee or Linda Schrepel at 503-662-3926 or visit www.cantatachoir.org.
Holiday bazaar: The McMinnville Grange will host the season’s final Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the McMinnville Grange, 1700 S.W. Old Sheridan Road. For more information, call Liz at 503-830-8610.

MONDAY, DEC. 19
Gallery 'Nutcracker': Gallery Ballet and Tap presents "The Nutcracker Dance and Ballet Extravaganza", with shows at 6:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 19 and 20, at Gallery Theater, 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets are $30 premium, $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors, on sale at Incahoots, 905 N.E. Baker St., McMinnville, or at the door. For more information, call 503-472-4886.

TUESDAY, DEC. 20
Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “Born is the King: It’s Christmas” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, at St James Catholic Church, 1145 Northeast First Street, McMinnville. The concert will feature a combination of contemporary and traditional styles. Lyrics will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Admission is free, but a free will offering will benefit the Yamhill County Food Bank. For more information, call Lee or Linda Schrepel at 503-662-3926 or visit www.cantatachoir.org.

SATURDAY, DEC. 24
Farmer’s market: The McMinnville Grange will hold a Saturday Farmer’s Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, at the grange, 1700 Old Sheridan Road. There will be produce, organic items and gifts available for purchase. For more information, call the grange at 503-989-3837.


SATURDAY, JAN. 14
Book Sale: Friends of the McMinnville Public Library will hold a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, January 14, at the Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. At noon books will be available for $3 a bag. For more information, contact Duane Bond at 503-435-1053 or osterdog@frontier.com.


SATURDAY, JAN. 21
Willamina music: The sixth annual Wet Season Music Series returns from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at the West Valley Community Campus, 266 S.E. Washington St., Willamina. Concerts are free, with food and available for sale, and held in the auditorium, third Saturdays from October through March. This Saturday will feature Robert Sarazin Blake. For more information, call 503-929-4307 or email info@westvalleycommunitycampus.

SATURDAY, FEB. 18
Willamina music: The sixth annual Wet Season Music Series returns from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at the West Valley Community Campus, 266 S.E. Washington St., Willamina. Concerts are free, with food and available for sale, and held in the auditorium, third Saturdays from October through March. This Saturday will feature Joe Justin and Janet Kay. For more information, call 503-929-4307 or email info@westvalleycommunitycampus.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18
Willamina music: The sixth annual Wet Season Music Series returns from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, at the West Valley Community Campus, 266 S.E. Washington St., Willamina. Concerts are free, with food and available for sale, and held in the auditorium, third Saturdays from October through March. This Saturday will feature Tony "TC" Coleman and The 3 Kings. For more information, call 503-929-4307 or email info@westvalleycommunitycampus.

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30Poem reading: The McMinnville First Baptist Church will hold a concert and reading with local poet and harpist Bethany Lee at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the church, 125 S.E. Cowls St. Lee will read from her collection of poems about belonging and playing songs of the holiday season. The reading and concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Erika Marksbury ...
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