The Newberg Graphic Arts and Leisure In Brief for the week of February 20, 2019

Historical Society to host Celtic heritage event

The Yamhill County Historical Society will host an event about Celtic heritage in the area. The event, titled "Secrets of the Past," is about Celtic heritage in the Willamette Valley. The events runs from 6 p.m. ot 7:30 p.m. on March 12 at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center in McMinnville. The speaker is Ray Mabey, the vice president and athletic director for the Celtic Heritage Alliance.

Linfield professor to hold education talk

Linfield College Professor Amy Orr will discuss academic freedom in higher education at faculty lecture this week. Orr will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Fred Meyer Lounger in the college's Riley Hall. Orr, who has been with the college since 2001, focuses her research on educational inequality, with an emphasis on racial, ethnic and gender differences in academic achievement.

Annual Food and Wine Classic set form March 8-10

The 26th annual McMinnville Wine and Food Classic is set for early March. The event features a panel of wine competition judges, and the event raises funds for children's education efforts. The festival features small, independents producers of local wine, beer, liquor, food and art for three days, all to raise funds for the St. James School in McMinnville. The event will feature 75 wineries from around the state, including as Archery Summit, Beaux Frères, Dobbes Family Estate, Domaine Roy, Pike Road Wines, Torii Mor, Lenné Estate, Yamhill Valley Vineyards and Youngberg Hill. There will also be live music during the festival, and a limited number of crystal pinot noir glasses will be available for guests to take home. The event runs March 8 through 10. All told, more than 25 food vendors, 18 artisans, six distilleries, breweries and cider breweries will all take part in the event. General admission tickets are $24 for Friday, $28 for Saturday, $16 for Sunday, and $28 for a flexible ticket that allows someone in at any point. Three-day passes are $44. For more info and to order tickets online, go to

Linfield to hold WWII lecture

Historian Brett Walker will present a lecture on World War II at 7 p.m., Thursday in the Austin Reading Room of Nicholson Library at Linfield College. The presentation is titled "Global History of the Destroyer Yukikaze: Energy, natural Resources, and Japan's Participation in the Second World War." Walker is a Regents professor at Montana State University-Bozeman, and has authored several books on the history of Japan. For more information, contact John Sagers at 503-883-2660 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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