Community in Brief
Newberg Community Band will hold
The Newberg Community Band will fill its fall concert, set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Bauman Auditorium on the campus of George Fox University, with some old-time favorites. Included is "Gee, Officer Krupke" from West Side Story, a "Star Wars" medley and a Sousa March. Lesser-known works such as Galante's "Beyond the Horizon and Balmages' "Arabian Dances" will also be featured.
For more information, call 503-487-7624 or visit www.newberg communityband.com.
Native Plant Society
of Oregon recruiting
McMINNVILLE — Residents of Yamhill County are being invited to participate in a "citizen science project" at the conclusion of a Cheahmill Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon program set for 7 p.m. Thursday in the Carnegie Room at the public library, 226 N.W. Adams St.
Oregon State University students Russell Barlow and Declan Pizzino will present the results of a project undertaken last summer where, using Geographic Information System, mapped native plants, invasive plants and erosion on Yamhill County roadsides. Susan Aldrich Markham, a member of the county's Roadside Vegetation Management Technical Advisory Committee, will join the students in the presentation.
Based on their findings, the students will share how vegetation along local roadsides could be improved and interested citizens will be invited to contribute to the project by reporting significant populations of native plants.
For more information, call Marna Porath at 971-267-0058.
Bonamici will speak at Newberg City Club forum
The Newberg City Club's next luncheon forum, slated for noon Nov. 21 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., will feature an appearance by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici. The 1st District congresswoman will update attendees on her work in northwest Oregon and in Washington, D.C.
Reservations should be made by 10 a.m. Nov. 19 by calling Marj Kaiser at 503-538-5215.
The lunch buffet is catered by Bon Appetit and costs $10 for club members, $15 for non-members. Those members wishing to attend but not dine pay $5, while non-members must pony up $6.
Woodlands association will give talk
McMINNVILLE — The Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association, in conjunction with the OSU Extension Service, will soon present "Fall Planting and Forest Nutrition" by Mark Gourley, a certified forester for Starker Forests Inc., at 7 p.m. Nov. 15.
A social half-hour begins at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the extension service's headquarters at 2050 N.E. Lafayette Ave. Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded.
In addition, forest lovers are invited to a Marion/Polk Chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association tour of Rick Deferrari's Oregon Barrel Works on Nov. 28. The business is located at 2780 S.E. Joseph Road in McMinnville.
Doyle will sign historical book at winery
Newberg resident Barbara Doyle, author of "Springbrook Oregon: Local, National, International," will sign copies of the book from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18 and Nov. 24 in the tasting room at Bells Up Winery, 27895 N.E. Bell Road. The book is a collection of the area's history from 1850 to 2017. For more information, email [email protected] winery.com or call 503-537-1328.
Newspaper digitization effort complete
The Newberg Area Historical Society will meet later this month to hear a presentation by Newberg Public Library Director Leah Griffith on the completion of a project to digitize past issues of the Newberg Graphic.
The project, with donations from a variety of community groups and individuals, was to digitize issues of the newspaper from its founding in 1888 to 1922 and make them available online in an easily searchable format.
"This make researching Newberg history easier than ever and provides a model for making archives of fragile materials easily accessible to everyone," according to a press release from the historical society.
NRFPD board will gather
The Newberg Rural Fire Protection District will hold its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Station 20 at the corner of Second and Howard streets. The agenda for the meeting includes results from the November election to bring the NRFPD into the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue District, an examination of the 2016-2017 financial review, a rural district incident report from TVF&R and planning for the remainder of the fiscal year.
George Fox will host band performance
The Newberg Community Band will open its season with a concert set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Bauman Auditorium at George Fox University.
Music will include John Williams' "Star Wars," "Gee, Officer Krupke" from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story," John Phillip Sousa's "Free Lance March" as well as "Arabian Dances" by Balmages, "Beyond the Horizon" by Galante, "Roaring Forties" by Sparke and the lyrical "Russian and Ludmilla Overture" by Glinka. For more information on the concert, visit www.newberg communityband.com or call Marilyn Godfrey at 503-487-7624.
Holiday bazaar set
at elementary school