Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association hosts presentation

McMINNVILLE — The Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association, in conjunction with the OSU Extension Service, will host a presentation by the Oregon Department of Forestry on invasive species and cost share programs. Brent O’Nion and Mike Kroon, Yamhill County stewardship forester and ODF incentives field support coordinator, respectively, will speak.

The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Extension Office auditorium at 2050 N.E. Lafayette Ave.

At 9 a.m. April 25 citizens can take a tour of the McFarland Cascade pole treating facility. Participants are asked to bring a hard hat, safety goggles and a high visibility vest.

At 7 p.m. April 30 a candidate forum will take place at the McMinnville Senior Center. The event will be hosted by four of Yamhill County’s leading natural resource organizations. The forum will focus on the two races for county commissioner. Position 1 candidates expected to attend are: Sal Peralta, Stan Primozich, David Russ, Brett Veatch and Bill Willis. Candidates running for Position 3 are Mary Starrett, Debra Bridges and Marc Shelton. Participants for any event do not have to be YCWA members.

For more information, call 503-538-5700.

Community Conversation for homelessness on May 15

McMINNVILLE — A town hall meeting to discuss ways of improving the care of the homeless in Yamhill County through the COMPASS (Community Outreach of McMinnville Positive Action Sharing Sanctuary) Center will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 15 at the Duniway Middle School A-gym, 575 Michelbrook Lane. There will be a discussion panel and a guest speaker, Richard LeMieux, author of “Breakfast at Sally’s.” For more information, call Howie Harkema at 1-503-437-4710

NHS student holding track fundraiser

Newberg High School senior Hannah Green has created a fundraising site, donation.aspx, to benefit the NHS track team. For the minimum donation of $30, donors will receive a 1-year gold membership to the site and a $25 gift card at Site members will also receive access to numerous coupons and discounts, including two-for-one restaurant deals, auto care, salon services, fast food specials and freebies, movie tickets, and more. Gifts of more than $30 are tax deductible.

Stop smoking classes set at Providence Newberg

Providence Newberg Medical Center will provide smoking cessation classes from 6:30 to 7 p.m. May 28 and June 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 17 and 24 in the first floor conference rooms. The classes will teach systematic approaches for quitting smoking by behavior modification techniques, coping skills, social support and weight management. The cost to register for the class is $175. To inquire about receiving financial assistance, call 503-216-5641.

University spring concert set for Friday at George Fox University

The George Fox University symphonic band and concert choir, as well as the Chehalem Symphony Orchestra, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 25 at Bauman Auditorium. The symphonic band will perform a score from Edward Gregson and Michael Gandolfi. The orchestra will perform a selection from the GFU concerto competition. Also performing for the evening will be the women’s chorale, master chorus and Newberg High School’s women’s ensemble. Tickets can be purchased at

GFU Film Festival will be held Friday, Saturday at two venues

A two-day showcase of George Fox University student films is set for April 25-26 at the Cameo Theater and Bauman Auditorium. For more information, visit FoxFilmFestival.

Mother’s Day shopping bazaar fundraiser for ‘Relay’

The Relay for Life team Heaven Sent is holding a Mother’s Day bazaar from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter Church, 2315 N. Main St. Representatives from Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Wildtree, Avon, Party Lite, Scentsy, a gold buyer, as well as many others will be on site with demonstrations and specials.

Newberg Animal Shelter Friends annual mega sale May 16

Newberg Animal Shelter Friends will host its annual mega sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16-17 at Zion Lutheran Church, 301 River St.

The group is taking donations May 15 and all of the proceeds from the sale will go toward finishing the shelter and purchasing necessary equipment for its operations. For more information, call 503-538-2449.

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