CPRD offers lifeguard classes

The Chehalem Park and Recreation District is offering lifeguard training during a two-weekend session starting Nov. 15. Participants must be a minimum of 15 years old. Upon completion, participants will receive Red Cross lifeguard, first-aid, CPR-PR and AED certifications. Training runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Registration is $175 for district patrons or $200 for those who live outside the district, and includes supplies. The deadline to register is 6 p.m. Wednesday. Register online at or by phone at 503-537-2909.

Tai Chi class for beginners focuses on art form

A Tai Chi class being offered by the Chehalem Park and Recreation District, incorporates both health benefits and martial arts to provide students a better understanding of the craft. Classes are for ages 14 and up and begin Nov. 14. They will be an hour long beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday until Dec. 19 at the Chehalem Armory Center. Fees are $57 in district and $69 out of district. Register online at or by calling 503-537-2909.

AHA Heartsaver, first-aid, CPR and AED classes set

For anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in first-aid, CPR and AED to meet a job or other regulatory requirements, one will soon be available. Physical participation is required in order to pass. Competent completion of the course earns the student a two-year certification card. Students will be taught first-aid basics, medical emergencies and injury emergencies. The class is for ages 12 and up. Steve Hamilton will be teaching the 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. course Nov. 16 in the White Oak Room at the Chehalem Park and Recreation District headquarters, 125 S. Elliott Road. For more information or to register, visit or call 503-537-2909.

Oregon Humanities call for submissions

All Oregonians are being invited to submit an essay or article for Oregon Humanities magazine’s spring 2013 issue on the theme “Me.” Potential contributors should visit ­ to review the guidelines and call for submissions, and to familiarize themselves with the publication. Proposals or drafts are due by Nov. 18 by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to Kathleen Holt, Editor, Oregon Humanities magazine, 813 SW Alder St. Suite 702, Portland, OR 97205.

City Club will host speaker on mind power

Next week the Newberg City Club will host Roger Anunsen of MindRamp, an organizaiton that monitors advances in brain research, for a talk during the noon lunch buffet at the Villa Academic Complex, 501 N. Villa Road. In a talk billed “Power and Potential of the Mature Mind,” Anunsen will discuss recent neuroscience and other advances in brain research as it relates to the health and function of aging brains. To make reservations by Nov. 18, email Marj Kaiser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 503-538-5215. Cost for the buffet lunch and discussion is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Those members not dining are $2, $5 for non-members.

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