May 14 community briefs
Bonamici schedules town hall meeting in Newberg
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici will hold a town hall meeting, one of eight, at 2 p.m. June 8 at the Newberg Center of Portland Community College, 135 Werth Blvd.
Bonamici will update attendees on her work in Congress and take questions.
These town halls are an excellent opportunity to hear directly from my constituents about the issues that they value most, she said. I encourage all my constituents to attend and participate.
The congresswomans staff will be on hand as well to assist citizens with questions or complaints about federal agencies.
Photo contest for Oregon Blue Book open to amateurs
The contest for the 2015 Oregon Blue Book cover photo is now open. The book is the official state almanac and is published biennially, but Yamhill and 19 of Oregons other 36 counties have never been on the cover.
Those interested in submitting an entry can visit bluebook.state.or.us/misc/ cover/front.htm for more information.
Downtown Dayton kicks off Friday Nights May 23
Starting Memorial Day, every Friday night from 5 to 9 p.m. downtown Dayton will host summer activities in the town square. These include local vendors, live music and activities. The first event, set for May 23, will include a classic and unique car cruise down Fourth Street. For more information, visit www.daytonoregon.org.
Newberg Driving School now open for summer courses
The Newberg Driving School is now signing up students with their drivers permit for summer courses. Classes are small and highly interactive and may qualify participants for a discount on insurance. Students will participate in a week of driving instruction and complete a take-home packet to receive a certificate of completion. The course is taught by NHS teacher and coach Brandon Ramey.
Community Conversation for homelessness on Thursday
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 Sallys.
For more information, call Howie Harkema at 1-503-437-4710
Newberg Animal Shelter Friends mega sale Friday and Saturday
Newberg Animal Shelter Friends will host its annual mega sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16-17 at the Dundee Womens Hall.
The group is taking donations May 15 at the womens hall or arrangements may be made for pickup by calling Barbara Lipinski at 503-538-2449.
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.
Local named pageant finalist
Kara Stephenson, 14, has been accepted as a state finalist for the National American Miss Pageant, which will be held May 24 in Portland. Stephenson is seeking sponsors for the pageant, which places an emphasis on gaining self-confidence, learning new skills and good attitudes about competition, and achieving personal goals. For more information, call Mary Stephenson at 503-708-4962.
Newberg City Club talk will center on wine industry
The next meeting of the Newberg City Club, set for May 20 at the Villa Academic Complex, is dubbed Capturing the Momentum of the Oregon Wine Industry.
Tom Danowski, executive director of the Oregon Wine Board, Jody Kropf, owner of Red Hills Market, and Dundee Mayor Ted Crawford will speak on how tourism, business and local government are seizing the momentum of the Oregon wine industry, according to a press release from the club.
For those people interested in becoming Newberg City Club members, annual dues are $25 for a single person or $40 for a couple. Memberships may be purchased at the meetings or can be sent to P.O. Box 572, Newberg OR 97132.
The next meeting of the City Club is June 3 and will be the last meeting until September.
Relay for Life team captains will meet at NHS commons
Relay for Life of Newberg has scheduled a team captain meeting for 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) in the commons at Newberg High School. Information about the relay slated for June 21-22 will be available. The theme of this years relay is Drive Out Cancer and will include a car show.