Choir to perform, band will entertain, university will host lecture series, theater will perform 'Shrek'

Auction ends Thursday for winemakers learning experience

The Children's Cancer Association is hosting a charity auction learning experience with Newberg winemaker Lynn Penner-Ash, one of Oregon's first female winemakers and founder of Penner-Ash Wineries. Penner-Ash is donating an experience to learn the art of wine blending with a behind the scenes tour of the wine cellars in Newberg.

The auction packet includes: Lunch with winemaker Penner-Ash and Kate Ayres at the winery outside Newberg; and the option to spend the day with the winemakers as they either make their final blending decisions for the 2017 estate pinot noir in June or to participate in the first ever blending of Penner-Ash chardonnay in February or March.

To participate, go online to and enter in the search field, "Wine Blending with Lynn Penner-Ash Plus a Private Tour & Lunch at Penner-Ash Wine Cellars in Oregon." The auction is live through 6 p.m. Thursday.

Cantata Choir will perform

The Community Christmas Cantata Choir will present "My Heart Longs for Christmas" at 7 p.m. Saturday at Church of the Nazarene, 23177 Old Yamhill Road.

The concert will feature a combination of contemporary and traditional styles. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Yamhill County Food Bank. For more information, call Lee or Linda Schrepel at 503-662-3926 or visit

Corral Creek bluegrass band will entertain

The Corral Creek bluegrass band will soon perform a Christmas show with sing-a-long Christmas songs, gospel-based tunes and some of its most requested tunes. Tickets are $20 and reservations are suggested. The concert is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Historic Butteville Store. For more information, call 503-678-1605 or email friends This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

University will host lecture series

George Fox University's Department of Art & Design and the Chehalem Cultural Center will host a lecture series featuring student and artist Pecha Kuchas. The event, called Art Talk, allows visiting artists to share their journeys with an audience of both students and community members. Each artist's 30- to 45-minute presentation is followed by an interactive question and answer session.

The event is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 11 in the ballroom of the Chehalem Cultural Center.

Gallery Theater performances of Shrek: The Musical

McMINNVILLE — Gallery Theater will perform "Shrek: The Musical" beginning at 3 p.m. Friday at 210 N.E. Ford St. General admission is $18 and $15 for students and seniors. Performances continue each weekend through Dec. 16. For more information, call the theater at 503-472-2227 or visit

McMinnville Women's Chorus will perform

'Music in the Air' McMINNVILLE — The McMinnville Women's Chorus will perform in concert at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, 544 N.E. Second St. Tickets are available at Oregon Stationers for $8 or at the door for $10. Students age 18 and younger are admitted free. For more information, call Judy Buchholz at 503-472-2939.

Holiday wreath workshop set

DAYTON — Choose from a bounty of gorgeous conifer foliage, greenery, twigs, pods, berries and bows to help you design your own masterpiece at a holiday wreath workshop slated for 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Oregon Olive Mill at Red Ridge, 5700 N.E. Breyman Orchards Road. The cost for the class is $60 for members and $65 for non-members.

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