Woodlands association will present speaker, CCC will host new art exhibit, judge candidates will speak at forum

SUBMITTED PHOTO - 18-year-old St. Paul native Dessa Coleman (center) was chosen queen of the St. Paul Rodeo court on Oct. 14 at tryouts held at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds in McMinnville. Joining Coleman on the court are princesses Hannah Austin (left), of St. Paul, and Caitlin Holmlund, of Gresham.

Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association to present Oct. 24

McMINNVILLE -- The Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association and the OSU Extension Service will host Barbara Lachenbruch, a retired OSU professor, in a talk on tree growth and its effects on wood properties, as well as Oregon big-leaf maple syrup at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 24) at the OSU Yamhill County Extension Auditorium in McMinnville.

The public is invited to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a social portion and the chance to taste big-leaf maple syrup.

Chehalem Cultural Center to host new art exhibit

The Chehalem Cultural Center will kick off a new exhibit from the Columbia Fiber Arts Guild on Nov. 6.

The exhibit, titled "Heatwave," is a themed exhibit of art quilts from the High Fiber Diet of Columbia Fiber Arts.

It runs until Jan. 5.

Judge candidates will speak at forum

Newberg City Club and the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold their last candidate's forum of the campaign season from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at Portland Community College's Newberg Center, 135 Werth Blvd. The candidates for Yamhill County Circuit Court judge, Jennifer Chapman and Lisl Miller, will be on hand to answer questions and present their platforms.

Reservations are requested by Oct. 28 by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 503-538-2014.

Veterans Day concert planned for Nov. 11 at George Fox University

The Newberg Community Band will host a concert to honor veterans Nov. 11 at George Fox University.

The concert will feature patriotic music and lively dance tunes, as well as the first public performance of Brent Weaver's "Chehalem Overture," which was commissioned by the band. The concert starts at 2:30 p.m. in Bauman Auditorium.

For more information, visit

County public health department will host immunization clinic

Yamhill County Public Health will host an immunization clinic from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Edwards Elementary School cafeteria. Students under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult and have their most up-to-date shot record. Students covered by insurance must present an insurance card, but no student will be turned away for the inability to pay.

For more information, call Annie Berger at 503-554-5363.

Newberg to host civics workshop

Ahead of the election season, Newberg will host a workshop on misinformation and political propaganda. Led by guest speaker Donna Cohen, the nonpartisan workshop for adults will fill in gaps in civic and political understanding and encourage critical evaluation of information. The workshop will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 24) at the Newberg Public Library.

For more information call 538-7323.

Technology health workshop Nov. 3

Newberg High School will host "Plugged In," a technology health workshop with Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in Drea Ferguson Auditorium. Dodgen-Magee will help families learn to harness the advantages of technology while avoiding its pitfalls. Participants can win passes to the Evergreen Wings & Waves Water Park and Get Air Trampoline Park.

For more, call Kristen Sandoz at 503-327-4419 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Newberg will host blood drives Friday and Oct. 29

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives at three locations in Newberg during the month of October. The first is set for 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Abby's Pizza, 1913 Portland Road. The third blood drive will take place from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Springbrook fire station, 3100 Middlebrook Drive.

To make an appointment, visit or call 1-800-733-2767.

Nov. 17 concert will benefit Habitat for Humanity

The second annual Habitat for Humanity benefit concert will take place at 4 p.m. Nov. 17 in the auditorium at Newberg High School, 2400 Douglas Ave. The concert will showcase a variety of talented musicians, including local choirs and Sweet Adelines, a female barbershop-style choir. Volunteers needed for Habitat for Humanity

fundraiser Nov. 10

Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers to help stuff, label and sort mail. The "Hammer & Mail Party" will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov 10 in the youth building of the Chehalem Armory & Youth Center. Volunteers can work anytime they're available and will be offered coffee, snacks and lunch.

Ages 12 and up are welcomed. Make reservations by calling Erika at 503-537-9938.

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