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COMMUNITY EVENTS

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

Community theater: Gallery Theater’s performances of “Beauty and the Beast” continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the theater, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. The show continues each weekend through Dec. 15. General admission is $18, or $15 for students and seniors. For more information, call the theater at 503-472-2227 or visit www.gallerytheater.org.

Bookbinding class: West Valley Community Campus is holding a Japanese bookbinding class from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the campus, 266 S.E. Washington St., Willamina. The class is $25. For more information, contact Marian Rose Lucas at 503-929-4037 or info@westvalleycommunitycampus.org.

Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “What Kind of Throne” at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at the First Presbyterian Church, 390 N.E. Second St., 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. 22. 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.

Community chorus: The Dayton Community Chorus presents “The Christmas Revels!” with performances at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Pioneer Evangelical Church, 300 Fourth St., Dayton. The Renaissance-themed show will feature skits and music, and the chorus will perform in full medieval costume. Admission is $10 and includes dessert and wassail punch for the Christmas toast. For more information, contact Mark Williams at 503-679-9328 or dccrevels@gmail.com.   

Sound healing: The First Baptist Church is hosting “Good Vibrations: Benefits of Sound Healing” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the church, 125 S.E. Cowls St., McMinnville. Guest Rachel Hayward will demonstrate the use of sound for healing and connection. For more information, contact the church at 503-472-7941 or fbcmac.org.

Documentary screening: The short documentary “Out of Many, One” will be shown at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at the Stein home, 1525 N.E. 18th St., McMinnville. The film on immigration will be followed by an update on related local issues by Unidos Bridging Community. 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.

Tree lighting: Amity’s tree lighting event is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the community center, 401 S. Trade St. Santa will arrive on a festively decorated fire truck and assist in lighting the Christmas tree. The event will include caroling, cookies, hot cocoa and crafts. For more information, contact Eve Silverman at 503-835-0374 or eesilverman@yahoo.com.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

Holiday bazaar: The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center is hosting its 10th annual Handmade Holidays Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, at the center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. More than 50 vendors and local artist will display their handmade items; the event also includes a silent auction, music and food. Admission is free with a food donation for YCAP. Donations to the heritage center also will be accepted. For more information, call Raylinda Price at 503-472-2842, or email events@yamhillcountyhistory.org.

Music camp: The Humlie School of Music will direct the See Ya Later Music Camp for children in kindergarten through second grade from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Coast Hills Community Church, 655 Hwy 99W, McMinnville. Camp fee is $25. Scholarships are available. For more information, contact Carmen Banke at 503-434-1730 or info@seeyalater.org.

Winter concert: The McMinnville Women’s Choir presents its winter concert “Turn the World Around” at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, 544 N.E. Second St. The concert will feature winter songs from a variety of cultures and holiday traditions, including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Tickets can be purchased for $12 in advance through Eventbrite; cost is $15 at the door and free for children. For more information, call Katie Kulla at 503-474-7661 or macwomenschoir@gmail.com.

Candlelight tour: Newell Pioneer Village is holding a Candlelight Tour from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8089 N.E. Champoeg Road, St. Paul. Guests can enjoy a snack and listen in as costumed reenactors dine in the Newell House. Other activities include cookie decorating for children in the Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin. Admission is $6, $5 for seniors and $3 for children 12 years and younger. For more information, contact the village at 503-678-5537, info@newwellpioneervillage.com or www.newellpioneervillage.com.   

Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “What Kind of Throne” at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Church of the Nazarene, 23177 Old Yamhill River 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. 22. 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 drive: “Stuff the Bus,” a toy and food drive for the Willamette Valley Medical Center and Yamhill Community Action Partnership, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in four McMinnville locations: the parking lot at Walmart, Grocery Outlet, JC Penney and Bi-Mart. The donations will go to local families in need this holiday season. For more information, contact Diane Longaker at 503-687-1474 or dianel@yamhilcap.org.

Holiday photos: The See Ya Later Foundation is holding a photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Sage Restaurant, 406 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Pictures cost $10 each and include a print and e-mail copy. For more information or to reserve a time slot, call 503-434-1730 or visit www.seeyalater.org.

Food drive: Scouting for Food is set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, throughout Yamhill County. Scouts will go door-to-door, collecting donations of non-perishable food for local food banks. For more information, call Carol Nall at 503-434-9718.

Tree lighting: Carlton’s tree lighting is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the downtown area. There will be live music and hot cocoa, and Santa will walk through the town handing out candy canes. For more information, call city hall at 503-852-7575.

Tree lighting: The Newberg tree lighting is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St, Newberg. A children’s craft sale will be held at the library from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a performance by Newberg High School’s Vocal Point at 5:45 p.m., and Santa will arrive at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the Newberg Public Library at 503-538-7323. 

Christmas parade: Willamina’s annual Christmas Light Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 7, on Main Street, ending at the West Valley Community Campus, 266 Washington St. For more information, call city hall at 503-876-2242.

Bingo fundraiser: Friends of the McMinnville Senior Center will hold a fundraising Bingo Bash from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the center, 2250 N.E. McDaniel Lane. Cost is $25 for 25 games. Cash and items from local businesses including a night at The Atticus Hotel have been donated for prizes. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Karen Ostrand at 206-498-2371 or kostrand@comcast.net.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 8

Home tour: Decorated homes will be featured in the 31st annual Wine Country Holiday Home Tour, a fundraiser for Soroptomist International of McMinnville, from noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Following the tour is a celebration at Michelbook Country Club, which will include holiday treats, music, wine for purchase and a silent auction. Tour tickets are $25 and include admission to the Michelbook celebration. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 971-241-0536 or visit www.soroptomistmcminnville.org.

Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “What Kind of Throne” at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Christian Church, 1305 Goucher St., Amity. 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. 22. 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.

Czech Christmas: The McMinnville Public Library is sponsoring “Memories of a Czech Christmas,” presented by Helena and Mark Greathouse, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The free program will feature traditional Czech Christmas music and dance accompanied by accordion music. Traditions, customs and stories about the holiday in Czech will be shared by Helena who is originally from Czechoslovakia. For more information, contact Courtney Terry at 503-435-5554 or courtney.terry@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

Christmas concert: The First Baptist Church presents its annual Christmas Concert and Candle-lit Dessert Buffet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the church, 125 S.E. Cowls St., McMinnville. The free concert will include both classical and contemporary music with performances by First Baptist Church Choir, Ukulele Ukestra, Jubilee Bell ringers, Men’s Ensemble, harpest Nadya King and guitarist and singer Nancy McCann. For more information, contact Donna Weed at 503-472-7941 or office@fbcmac.org.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 12

Winter program: Residents at Hillside Retirement Community will perform a winter program at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Manor dining room, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. The free program will include a 32-member choir, a barbershop quartet, a handbell choir, a trio of clarinet, piano and cello, and a piano-cello duo. For more information, call Hillside at 503-472-9534.  

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 13

Community theater: Gallery Theater’s final performances of “Beauty and the Beast” will continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the theater, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. General admission is $18, or $15 for students and seniors. For more information, call the theater at 503-472-2227 or visit www.gallerytheater.org.

Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “What Kind of Throne” at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, at the 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. 22. 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. 14

Holiday market: Durant Vineyards will hold a holiday market featuring the Barn Swallow Artists from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15, at the tasting room at Red Ridge Farms, 5700 N.E. Breyman Orchards Road, Dayton. Admission is free. For more information, call 503-864-2000, email info@durantoregon.com or visit barnswallowartists.com.

Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “What Kind of Throne” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, at the St John Catholic Church, 445 N. Maple St., 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. 22. 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.

Gingerbread houses: The McMinnville Public Library is holding “Norma’s Gingerbread Village,” an event for families with children to build gingerbread houses, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The event is free, and the graham crackers, frosting and candies are provided. For more information, contact Rebecca Pearson at 503-435-5571 or libref@mcminnvilleoregon.gov. 

Holiday bazaar: Vineyard Heights will hold a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the assisted living facility, 345 S.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. Vendor registration is free but required by Dec. 6. For more information, call Vineyard Heights at 503-435-1000.

Christmas parade: The Sheridan Christmas Parade is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, beginning at the Sheridan Church of the Nazarene, 917 S. Bridge St., and traveling down Bridge to the fire station. The parade will be followed by hot cocoa, caroling and photos with Santa. For more information, contact the chamber of commerce at 971-241-8629 or sheridanchamberofcommerce@gmail.com.  

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18

Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “What Kind of Throne” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the St James Catholic Church, 1145 N.E. First St., 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. 22. 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.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 20

Art walk: Downtown McMinnville businesses present “3rd Friday on 3rd Street,” an art and wine walk held from 4 to 8 p.m. on the third Friday of each month. Wine tasters should check in at McMenamins Hotel Oregon; $10 includes five tasting tickets, a commemorative glass, a wine bag and a map. For more information, contact Linda Hayes at 503-474-7005 or email artwinewalk@gmail.com.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 21

Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “What Kind of Throne” at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Joyful Servant Lutheran Church, 1716 N. 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. 22. 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 music: A free community dinner and live performance by Rebecca Maze & Friends is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the West Valley Community Campus, 266 S.E. Washington St., Willamina. Ham and bean soup, cornbread, cookies and hot cider will be served. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Marian Rose Lucas at 503-929-4037 or info@westvalleycommunitycampus.org.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 22

Christmas choir: The Community Christmas Cantata Choir presents “What Kind of Throne” at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1500 S.W. Old Sheridan Road, McMinnville. The concert will feature a combination of contemporary and traditional styles. Lyrics will be interpreted in American Sign Language. This is the final performance of the 2019 Community Christmas Cantata Choir season. 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.

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 5

Qigong class: Human Harmonies Northwest will offer a free introductory class on qigong and tai chi from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Mac Market, 1140 N.E. Alpine Ave., McMinnville. For more information, contact Lyne Breault at 503-383-9799 or lyne@humanharmonies.com.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 11

Book sale: Friends of the McMinnville Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Paid members may shop early, starting at 9 a.m. Most books cost $1; at 1 p.m., they will be available for $3 a bag. For more information, call Ken Carter at 916-524-8147.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

TEDx talk: The 2020 TEDxMcMinnville event, featuring the theme “Currents,” is set for 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Ice Auditorium at Linfield College. The event will include 10 speakers discussing service, loss, education, health and other topics. Admission is $65 for general admission and $40 for students with ID. For more information and a list of speakers and topics, visit www.tedxmcminnville.com.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

Book sale: Friends of the McMinnville Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, in the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Paid members may shop early, starting at 9 a.m. Most books cost $1; at 1 p.m., they will be available for $3 a bag. For more information, call Ken Carter at 916-524-8147.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 9

Book sale: Friends of the McMinnville Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Paid members may shop early, starting at 9 a.m. Most books cost $1; at 1 p.m., they will be available for $3 a bag. For more information, call Ken Carter at 916-524-8147.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 11

Book sale: Friends of the McMinnville Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Paid members may shop early, starting at 9 a.m. Most books cost $1; at 1 p.m., they will be available for $3 a bag. For more information, call Ken Carter at 916-524-8147.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 12

Book sale: Friends of the McMinnville Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Paid members may shop early, starting at 9 a.m. Most books cost $1; at 1 p.m., they will be available for $3 a bag. For more information, call Ken Carter at 916-524-8147.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 14

Book sale: Friends of the McMinnville Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Carnegie Room at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Paid members may shop early, starting at 9 a.m. Most books cost $1; at 1 p.m., they will be available for $3 a bag. For more information, call Ken Carter at 916-524-8147.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 6 Community theater: Gallery Theater’s performances of “Beauty and the Beast” continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the theater, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. The show continues each weekend through Dec. 15. General admission is $18, or $15 for students and seniors. For more information, call the theater at 503-472-2227 ...
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