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Warming shelters open as the temperature drops; MLK celebration set at cultural center

Warming shelters: Getting out of the cold

Newberg boasts a number of warming shelters when the weather outside turns frightful. Depending on location, they have varying hours and days of operation.

The Newberg Public Library, 503 E. Hancock St., is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays.

The Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St., is typically open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, but will be closed until Jan. 3.

The 2nd Street Community Church drop-in center, 504 E. First St., is open from 10 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday.

The Newberg Emergency Shelter, 615 N. College St., is open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday through Saturday.

For more information, call the city's community engagement specialist, Lacey Dykgraaf, at 503-554-7718 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MLK will be celebrated at cultural center on Jan. 17

The Chehalem Cultural Center will host the 12th annual Yamhill County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 in the facility's grand ballroom.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, In-person attendance at the event will be capped at 200 individuals and the event requires pre-registration. The event will also be livestreamed via a link that will be provided on the CCC's website at the time of the event.

The keynote speaker will be local inclusion advocate Tai Harden-Moore. Music will be provided by LaRhonda Steele, a blues and gospel singer/songwriter. Masters of ceremony will be Zinabu Czarnecki, a student at Mountain View Middle School, and Bryce Coefield, a member of the Newberg City Council.

For more information or to pre-register, visit

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