Ciby Club speaker will discuss opioid crisis, garden club talk will center on winter blooming plants

Newberg City Club forum will concentrate on opioid crisis

The next luncheon forum of the Newberg City Club is headlined "Approaches to the Opioid Addiction Crisis" and will feature speaker Dr. Marvin Seppala, chief medical officer at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Seppala launched the organization's Comprehensive Opioid Response with the Twelve Steps protocol for treating opioid addiction and co-authored "Integrating the Twelve Steps with Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder."

The forum is set for noon Feb. 6 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. The buffet lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. The program and lunch is $10 for City Club members, $15 for non-members. Those members wishing to attend but not dine pay $3, while non-members are charged $6.

Reservations are requested and may be made by 10 p.m. Feb. 4 by calling Marj Kaiser at 503-538-5215.

Garden club speaker will talk about winter blooming plants

The Chehalem Garden Club will host Dave Doolittle of Petal Heads Nursery at 5 p.m. Feb. 22 in the community room at First Federal, First and College streets. Doolittle will speak on winter blooming plants, including hellebores. Plants will also be available for sale. For more information, call Diann at 503-538-9634.

'If I Were Mayor' contest returns to Newberg

Newberg Mayor Bob Andrews and the Oregon Mayors Association are inviting students to enter the "If I Were Mayor" contest and share their creative ideas for what they would do to lead Newberg. Students in grades 4 and 5 will submit a poster demonstrating their idea. The essay portion of the contest is open to students in grades 6-8, who must submit a piece between 500 and 1,000 words. High school students will create a one- to three-minute digital media presentation. Homeschool students at the corresponding grade levels are eligible to participate. Local winners will be entered into the state contest and become eligible to win an iPad Air 2. First-place statewide winners will receive their prizes during the OMA Summer Conference, to be held July 26-28 in Florence. For more information about the contest, call DawnKaren Bevil at 503-537-1201 or email her at [email protected]

Krohn's Appliance Service will hold third annual diaper drive

Krohn's Appliance Service continues its third annual diaper drive and will accept donations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for the rest of the month and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at 2207 Portland Road Suite C. The business is halfway toward its goal of 10,000 diapers.

First Federal reopens customer ballots program

First Federal's customer ballots program will continue through February, with ballots mailed out to customers in early January. First Federal customers, by their votes will determine which Yamhill Country nonprofits will share $40,000. The deadline to return ballots is Feb. 28. Last year, 85 nonprofits shared in the proceeds.

NAMI to host author Thursday in McMinnville

McMINNVILLE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Yamhill County Chapter will host author Dave Mowry at its at 7 p.m. Thursday 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.

Art Harvest accepting applications for artists

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.

NHS hosting careerconference 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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