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Aug. 13 Arts & Leisure briefs


Hot air balloon event in Mac this weekend

McMINNVILLE — Returning for its seventh year, the Loose Goose Hot Air Balloon Rally is slated for Aug. 16-17 at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. With 15 balloons expected, festivities include live music, craft booths and balloon lift offs. For more information, visit www.ever greenmuseum.org/upcoming-events/.

Oregon Humanities grants available for 2015

Oregon Humanities 2015 Public Program Grants are now available, and the organization is encouraging nonprofits to apply. Grants are awarded between $1,000 and $10,000 for a variety of interactive and participatory programming. Letters of interest are due Oct. 31. For more information, visit www.oregonhumanities.org/ programs/section/grants.

Country concert on tap at First Street Pub

Country artists AJ Engstrom and Jessie Goergen will take the stage Aug. 14 at First Street Pub in Newberg in a concert sponsored by Pendleton. The performance begins at 9 p.m. and there is a $5 cover. The two artists are stopping in Newberg on their way to the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival. Pendleton will be giving away shirts, hats and other free items.