Trump administration topic of Newberg City Club forum, photos with Santa, Red Cross blood drive set

Trump administration topic of Newberg City Club luncheon forum

The Newberg City Club will present "Trump's Foreign Policy After One Year: Acumen, Apprentice or Apocalyptic?" during its noon luncheon forum Dec. 5 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St.

Linfield College professor and former U.S. State Department official Patrick Cottrell will speak on the Trump administration's foreign policy, including an in-depth discussion on the North Korea nuclear crisis and the president's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

Reservations are requested so as to arrive at an accurate attendance count, and may be made by calling Marj Kaiser or Corinne Waterbury at 503-538-2748.

Cost for the luncheon and discussion is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Those members wishing to join the discussion but not dine pay $3, while non-members are charged $6.

Have your pet's photo taken with Santa

Newberg Veterinary Hospital will host "Pet Pictures with Santa" from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at its 3716 Portland Road location. The event will benefit Newberg Animal Shelter and offers family pets an opportunity to visit with Santa while their owners enjoy some refreshments and buy a wreath of other animal shelter products. Photography will be provided by LaVoie Photography and Nanci Imagery and costs $15. For more information, call the animal shelter at 503-554-9285.

The American Red Cross wants your blood

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the St. Paul fire hall, 4233 Church Ave.

Those wishing to donate blood must bring identification, be a minimum of 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weight at least 110 pounds and be in good general health.

No appointment is necessary and babysitting will be available. For more information, call Mary Ellen at 503-633-8341 or Carol at 503-633-4141. Potential donors can streamline the process by visiting to complete a pre-donation reading and answer health history questions.

High school will offer Basic Nursing Assistant program

Newberg High School is accepting registration for its Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) class in the spring semester. NHS first offered the program, which consists of 80 hours of class time (first and second periods, Feb. 5 to April 27) and 75 hours of clinical time with patients (6 to 9 a.m., April 30 to June 5), for the first time last year. The application deadline for this program is Dec. 11. Applications are available in the school's College and Career Center. For more information, call school-to-business coordinator Mona Lou at 503-554-4439 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Writing contest seeking submissions

Writers and poets across Yamhill County have the opportunity to share their work with a wider audience as the Paper Gardens Creative Writing Contest is accepting submissions for its annual competition and chapbook publication through March 1.

The contest is open to writers ages 6 and older and accepts writing in many different styles.

For more information or to submit work, visit www.arts or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is a $10 entry fee for either one piece of prose or up to three poems.

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