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COMMUNITY EVENTS

TUESDAY, OCT. 22

Hillside talk: Hillside Foundation presents “Winston Churchill and The Darkest Hour: Myth and Reality” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the activity room of Hillside Manor, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. Professor Neil Kunze, Emeritus Professor of History, Southern Oregon University, will give a presentation analyzing three days in late May 1940 when Winston Churchill and the War Cabinet debated whether to enter into negotiations for peace with Germany. 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 503-857-0686. 

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 24

Roadside vegetation: Susan Aldrich-Markham will give a free presentation on the Roadside Vegetation Inventory for Yamhill County Public Works at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Carnegie Room of the McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The program is sponsored by the Cheahmill Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon. For more information, email ch_president@NSPOregon.org.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

Community theater: Gallery Theater’s performances of “Swimming in the Shallows” continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the theater, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. The show continues each weekend through Nov. 3. 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.

Haunted house: Hofenbredl Realty will invite visitors to its haunted house from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, at 322 N.E. Main St., Willamina. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children; a discount of $1 is available with a donation of a nonperishable food item. For more information, contact Barbara Hofenbredl at 503-875-9004 or barbhofenbredl@yahoo.com.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 26

Halloween tour: The Yamhill Valley Heritage Center is hosting “A Night at the Museum: Halloween Tour” from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5 per vehicle. For more information, contact Raylinda Price at 503-472-2842 or events@yamhillcountyhistory.org.

Hispanic heritage: Linfield College will host the Hispanic Heritage Celebracion in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Rutschman Field House. The event will feature food, dancing and live music. For more information, call the college at 503-883-2518.

Writing program: The McMinnville Public Library is holding “Ready Set Go NaNoWriMo” with writer Kendy Pearson at 2 p.m. Sat. Oct. 26, at the library, 225 N.W. Adams St. Pearson will prepare attendees to participate in November’s National Novel Writing Month. Writers of all ages and levels are welcome. For more information, contact Courtney Terry at 503-435-5554 or courtmey.terry@mcminnvilleoregon.gov.

Outdoor qigong: A free outdoor qigong class will be offered from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Discovery Meadows Community Park, 1300 S.W. Cypress Lane, McMinnville. Human Harmonies Northwest is sponsoring the class, which introduces an exercise practice similar to tai chi. The class will be cancelled in case of rain; updates will be posted on Human Harmonies Northwest’s Facebook page. For more information, contact Lyne Breault at 503-383-9799 or lyne@humanharmonies.com.

Film festival: Linfield College and the McMinnville Short Film Festival will sponsor a festival sneak peek from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in Linfield’s Ice Auditorium. Admission is $5. A select group of award-wining short films will be presented followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served after the screening in Melrose Hall. For more information, contact Nancy Morrow at 503-472-1925 or info@mcminnvillefilmfest.org. 

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 27

Fall concert: The Linfield College Choir will present its fall concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in Ice Auditorium. For more information, call the Department of Music at 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.

 

MONDAY, OCT. 28

History pub: Cedric Clute will present “Carter the Great: His World-Renowned Magic Career and Accidental Revival” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in Mattie’s Room at McMenamins Hotel Oregon, 310 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The talk is free, open to the public and is part of the McMenamins History Pub series. For more information, call Hotel Oregon at 503-472-8427 or email EmlynS@mcmenamins.com. 

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 31

Trick-or-treating: The McMinnville Downtown Association presents its annual trick-or-treating event, with Third Street businesses handing out candy from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. For more information, call the Downtown Association at 503-472-3605. 

Haunted house: Hofenbredl Realty will invite visitors to its haunted house from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at 322 N.E. Main St., Willamina. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children; a discount of $1 is available with a donation of a nonperishable food item. For more information, contact Barbara Hofenbredl at 503-875-9004 or barbhofenbredl@yahoo.com.

Halloween party: The Life Care Center of McMinnville presents its annual Halloween party from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the center, 1309 N.E. 27th St., McMinnville. There will be games, prizes, a haunted house and a lunch sack for the first 30 trick-or-treaters. For more information, call Life Care Center at 503-472-4678. 

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 1

Community theater: Gallery Theater’s final performances of “Swimming in the Shallows” continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 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.

Holiday fair: The annual Polk County 4-H Holiday Fair is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2, at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Highway, Rickreall. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. More than 125 exhibitors are expected. Food will be available for purchase in the dining room. For more information, contact Carla Cudmore at 503-623-8395, carla.cudmore@oregonstate.edu or visit extension.oregonstate.edu/4h/polk/events/polk-county-holiday-fair.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 2

Auction fundraiser: The 15th annual “Celebrate Our Watersheds” event to benefit the Yamhill Watershed Stewardship Fund will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St. The event will include a silent auction, hearty hors d’oeuvres, and local wine and beer. David Harrelson, cultural resources manager of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will be the guest speaker. Admission is a suggested donation of $20; to register online, visit www.ywsf.org. For more information, call 503-539-2859 or e-mail ywsfevents@gmail.com.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 3

Qigong class: Human Harmonies Northwest will offer a free introductory class on qigong and tai chi from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Mac Market, 1140 N.E. Alpine Ave., McMinnville. For more information, contact Lyne Breault at 503-383-9799 or lyne@humanharmonies.com.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 6

Norwegian concert: The Northwest Edvard Grieg Society presents “The Complete Songs of Edvard Grieg: Fjell & Fjord,” with baritone Alan Dunbar and pianist Knut Erik Jensen, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Vivian Bull Music Center at Linfield College. Admission is $25, $20 for society members and free for students. For more information, contact Laura Lgoe at 617-894-3955 or info@nwegriegsociety.org.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 7

Honoring veterans: Duniway Middle School is hosting an assembly to honor veterans at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the school gym, 575 N.W. Michelbook Lane, McMinnville. Veterans are encouraged to attend and share their experiences; those wishing to participate should arrive at 8:20. A reception will follow. For more information, call the school at 503-565-4400.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 8

Veterans display: The Yamhill County Historical Society will present a special Veterans Day display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9, at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. The exhibit will honor the veterans of Yamhill County and will feature veterans’ memorabilia, antique vehicles and agricultural machine display. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. For more information, call Raylinda Price at 503-472-2842, or email events@yamhillcountyhistory.org.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 9

Book sale: Friends of the McMinnville Public Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 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.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 14

Mushroom identification: Rachel Zoller, a member of the Oregon Mycological Society, will give a free presentation on mushroom identification, foraging and fungal/plant associations at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Carnegie Room of the McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The program is sponsored by the Cheahmill Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon. For more information, email ch_president@NSPOregon.org.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 15

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.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 22

Community theater: Gallery Theater’s performances of “Beauty and the Beast” is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 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.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 28

Fun run: Relay for Life of Yamhill County’s “Give Cancer the Bird” 5K fun run/walk is set for 7 a.m., with an 8 a.m. start, Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Evergreen Nature Trail at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Donations will be accepted. The walk is family and pet friendly. Preregistration is available online; a T-shirt is included with a minimum $25 donation. Registration only costs $15; pet registration is $5. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/BirdWalk2019.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 29

Community theater: Gallery Theater’s performances of “Beauty and the Beast” continue at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 and 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 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.

 

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.

Tree lighting: The Amity Downtown Improvement Group presents its annual Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Amity Community Center, 401 S. Trade St. Santa will be on hand for the festivities, which also include caroling, crafts, hot cocoa and cookies. Attendees may bring an unwrapped gift to contribute to a local toy drive. 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, OCT. 22 Hillside talk: Hillside Foundation presents “Winston Churchill and The Darkest Hour: Myth and Reality” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the activity room of Hillside Manor, 900 N.W. Hill Road, McMinnville. Professor Neil Kunze, Emeritus Professor of History, Southern Oregon University, will give a presentation analyzing three days in late May 1940 when Winston Churchill ...
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