Father-daughter dance set for Feb. 6 at armory

The 14th annual Father Daughter Dance will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Chehalem Armory, 620 N. Morton St. Sponsored by the Chehalem Park and Recreation District, the annual event features “an evening of twinkling lights, dancing and a catered dinner,” according to a press release. “Girls of all ages bring your daddy or other significant father figure.”

Registration is required by Feb. 1. Those who register early pay $28 per person for in-district patrons ($34 per person for those residing outside of the district); regular registration is $38 for in-district and $44 for out-of-district attendees. Register in person at the Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1802 Haworth Ave., or by phone at 503-537-2909.

CPRD holding zoning meeting for park

The Chehalem Park and Recreation District will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Falcon Crest room at the CPRD Offices to discuss a pending zoning change to Bob and Crystal Rilee Park from agricultural to park. The zoning change will allow the property to be used as a park and allow hosting of events with a maximum of 100 people. There will be no amplified sound permitted after 10 p.m. The use of trails, including equestrian trails, will remain open and unaffected by this change. For more information, call Kat Ricker at 971-832-4222.

Genealogical society discusses Civil War

McMINNVILLE — The Yamhill County Genealogical Society will meet at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Miller Museum, 605 Market St. The program, headlined “Genealogy and the Civil War,” will be presented by Bob Fisher.

Rural fire board to meet

The Newberg Rural Fire Protection District board of directors will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the downtown fire station. The regular board meeting will also see a discussion of future fire contract issues. For more information, call NRFPD Secretary/Treasurer John Fawcett at 503-538-3617 or 503-476-5225.

Ready for the big one?

The Newberg City Club will host a presentation Jan. 19 at the Chehalem Cultural Center on disaster preparedness. “It’s Always Good to Have a Plan” will feature speaker Tammy Yamamoto, disaster preparedness coordinator for the American Red Cross in the Cascades Region. She will discuss the three essential steps to preparedness: being informed, making a plan and building a kit.

The lunch buffet will begin at 11:45 a.m., with the talk slated for noon. Cost is $10 for Newberg City Club members, $15 for non-members. Those members wishing to hear the talk but not eat pay $2, while non-members must fork over $5.

For more information or to make reservations, email Marj Kaiser at [email protected]

CCC will host performance of opera

Portland Opera To Go, an organization that provides children and families with the opportunity to engage in the world of opera through bringing programming to communities in the Northwest, will present a production at the Chehalem Cultural Center this month.

The group will perform Gaetano Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love.”

“It’s the 1930s on America’s western plains,” the CCC wrote in a release. “Cocky daredevil Belcore lands his bi-plane nearby and cozies up to Adina, the town sweetheart. Her would-be boyfriend Nemorino is in despair, until he downs a double dose of Dr. Dulcamara’s top secret love potion and wins back the girl of his dreams.”

The opera begins at noon Saturday at the CCC ballroom. The venue opens at 11 a.m.

NHS extends clothing and textile drive

The Newberg High School Performing Arts Booster Club has extended its clothing and textile drive until Jan. 23, when it will host a final “stuff the truck” event at 3 p.m. at the Drea Ferguson Auditorium. The booster club has partnered with Clothes for a Cause and is accepting new and gently-used clothing, shoes (in pairs), towels, sheets, blankets, quilts, stuffed animals, curtains, drapery, purses, bags, luggage, belts, tablecloths, placemats and small rugs. The program is designed to prevent usable items from ending up in a landfill while also raising funds for new sound equipment. The drive will not accept glass, breakables, electronics, pet beds, bed pillows, carpeting, uniforms, hotel linens or items previously for sale at a thrift store. Donations should be made in plastic garbage bags. For more information about the event, email Shelley Thomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about Clothes for the Cause, call Sarah Fuller at 971-235-8905 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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