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Dundee girl will perform in Portland ballet, DAR seeks scholarship applicants

Dundee native will dance in Portland Ballet's 'The Enchanted Toyshop'

Sarah Morgan, an eighth-grade student at Mountain View Middle School, will perform as a Matrushka doll in the Thanksgiving weekend production of "The Enchanted Toyshop' at the Portland Ballet. Morgan, who has danced for seven years — three at the Portland Ballet, performed last in the troupe's 'A Christmas Carol' production in 2021. The performances are set for 1 and 4 p.m. Nov. 26-27 in the troupe's Lincoln Performance Hall. Tickets are $10 to see Morgan and others perform and are available at or by calling 503-452-8448, ext. 106.

DAR seeks scholarship applicants

The Champoeg chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution is inviting local graduating high school seniors, college undergrad and graduate students to apply for one of the organization's 24 national scholarships.

The scholarships are targeted in all manner of academic disciplines, from American history to chemistry, horticulture, math, law and medicine. The DAR, for the second year, will also offer America 250! Scholarships, a $5,000 one-time award for up to four students each year who are already enrolled in college and pursuing a degree in American history. In addition, the DAR offers two scholarships for applicants of Native American descent who are a member of a federally-recognized tribe.

The deadline is Jan. 31 and applicants must be United States citizens and must be attending or plan to attend an accredited college or university the county. The applications are via a "secure and confidential" platoform and mailed or emailed applications and information will not be accepted.

For more information, visit the scholarship information pages at To apply for a scholarships, visit the online application portal at or email Gretchen Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Christmas Dinner Dance Party set for next month

McMINNVILLE -- Chehalem Social Club, formerly Dancy Dancers, will host its annual Christmas Dinner Dance Party on Dec. 2 at Michelbook Country Club. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with no-host cocktails, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and dancing at 8 p.m. Make reservations with menu selection by Nov. 24 to Tom Tesner at 858-449-9319 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Cost is $40 per person (includes gratuity) and checks can be made payable to "Dandy Dancers" and mailed to Dandy Dancers in care of Amy Ouellette at 33720 N.E. Kramien Road, Newberg, OR 97132.

Warming shelters opening in Newberg as winter descends

Encompass Yamhill Valley's emergency warming shelter in Newberg, located at the public library on Hancock Street, is open on cold days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The 2nd Street Community Church drop-in center is open from 10 a.m. to noon at 504 E. First St.

Toy and Joy applications due Dec. 9

Applications for the annual Toy and Joy program staged by the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue District are due by Dec. 9. Nominations are available by calling 503-359-1502, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visiting (only parents or legal guardians can complete applications for children). Applications are also available at Krohn's Appliances, 2207 Portland Road Suite C during regular business hours, or the TVF&R main station at 414 E. Second St. from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 4.

Gift pick-up for applicants is slated for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 the Newberg School District facilities building

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