Garden club slates talk, Clevenger will celebrate 90th birthday, NAMI to host author, woodlands association will sit down with OSU speaker

Garden club talk will center on famous landscape architects

The Chehalem Garden Club will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in the community room at First Federal on Hancock and College streets. Bobbie Dolp, president of Lord & Schryver Conservancy, will speak on the careers of Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver, the first female landscape architects to own and operate their own firm in the Northwest. The pair designed more than 250 landscapes and gardens in the region between 1929 and 1969, including the Deepwood Estate in Salem. For more information on the talk, call Diann at 503-538-9634.

Clevenger will celebrate her 90th birthday

Family members of Dona (Mardock) Clevenger will celebrate her 90th birthday with a get-together from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Coca-Cola Room at Brookdale Newberg, 3802 Hayes St. For more information, email Terry Clevenger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NAMI to host author Feb. 1

McMINNVILLE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Yamhill County Chapter will host author Dave Mowry at its at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 meeting at Abacus House, 625 N.E. Galloway St. Mowry is the coauthor of "No Really! We Want You to Laugh! Mental Illness and Stand Up Comedy: Transforming Lives," which shares the inspiring stories of individuals who have turned their struggles with mental illness into comedy. He will discuss how stand-up comedy can help reduce stigma and empower those living with mental illness to share their stories of hospital stays, taking medications and doctor visits, thus experiencing healing. For more information, call Jeanne Beck at 503-835-0828.

Small Woodlands Association will feature OSU speaker

McMINNVILLE — The Yamhill County Small Woodland Association, in conjunction with the Oregon State University Extension Service, will present "Intro to Woodland Management" at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 24) in the auditorium at the OSU Extension building at 2050 N.E. Lafayette Ave.

Speaking will be Brad Withrow-Robinson, an OSU forestry and natural resources extension agent. He will discuss the lifecycle of forest stands, forest management and upcoming educational opportunities.

A social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature refreshments and door prizes.

For more information, call YSWA Secretary Leonard Rydell at 503-538-5700 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Art Harvest accepting applications

Applications for the Art Harvest Studio Tour are now available and can be downloaded from the website at Applications must be submitted by March 16; returning artists have until April 16. For more information, call Cassie Sollars at 971-241-0153.

Tip line established for safety of students

Newberg School District has established an anonymous tip line to help families and community members stay involved in the safety and welfare of students. The district has two different ways for students, parents and community members to report safety concerns: via the Blackboard app or by calling the anonymous tip line at 1-888-287-6157. Each tip will be reviewed by an NSD administrator or designated personnel.

Former AD will talk about history of GFU athletics

The Newberg Area Historical Society will host former George Fox University athletic director Craig Taylor at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Chehalem Cultural Center. Taylor will speak about the growth of athletics at GFU and highlights of the program over the past 50 years.

For more information, email society president Rachel Thomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Yamhill County Sheriff's Office Coat Drive

Yamhill Area Transition Age Youth Task Force is collecting coats, hats, socks, scarves and gloves through Jan. 31 at the Family and Youth Services, 2251 E. Hancock St. The coats are for homeless youth ages 15-25 in Yamhill County. For more information, call 503-538-8970.

NHS hosting career conference for girls

Newberg High School will host "Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 in the library. The event will provide guidance for girls interested in going to college, setting and achieving career goals, as well as access to professional role models and mentors. Application forms are available at the NHS College and Career Center. For more information about the program, visit

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