Healthy aging program set at Friendsview, 'Sock it to Poverty' drive begins in McMinnville, Newberg School District starts Good News Club

Healthy aging program at Friendsview held on Wednesday

The Alzheimer's Association will host a program educating participants about healthy aging from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (Nov. 7).

The event will cover diet, exercise and cognitive activity in regard to aging and will be held at Friendsview Retirement Community.

To register, call 1-800-272-3900.

'Sock it to Poverty' drive begins in Mac

Provoking Hope, an addiction recovery service in McMinnville, is sponsoring "Sock it to Poverty," an annual sock drive for homeless and needy families in Yamhill County.

Donations are being accepted at Bi-Mart, Rite-Aid, Les Schwab, Excell Fitness and Coldwell Banker. New or lightly-worn socks are welcome.

School district initiates Good News Club

The Newberg School District is initiating an after school program, called the Good News Club, at the town's three elementary schools, promising a "time of learning, songs, games prizes and snacks" at Antonia Crater on Tuesdays, Ewing Young on Wednesdays and Edwards on Thursdays.

There will also be puppetry, Bible lessons and singing. Register at the front desk of each school or call Faye Pruitt at 503-538-0642.

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

The Newberg Community Band will host a concert to honor veterans Sunday 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

Newberg High troupe staging 'Oliver!'

Newberg High School's theater troupe will unveil its adaptation of "Oliver!" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Drea Ferguson Auditorium.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. However, those arriving with canned goods for a food drive that night will see their tickets reduced to $8 and $5, respectively.

Newberg Public Library to host Harry Potter party

The Newberg Public Library will host a Harry Potter-themed party from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday for adult and youth fans ahead of the release of the movie "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald."

Costumes are encouraged but not required. Over the course of six parties, the library has hosted hundreds of fans, celebrating book or movie releases, a Broadway play, and he 15th anniversary where the library won a prize from Scholastic.

The library is expecting hundreds to turn out and prizes and activities will be on hand.

Holiday bazaar set Nov. 10 at Mabel Rush Elementary

The seventh annual Holiday Bazaar at the Mabel Rush Elementary School will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event welcomes all artisans, local crafters and small home-based businesses.

Any interested vendors can email Kara Davidhi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 971-400-7858.

Nov. 17 concertl benefits 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 Saturday's Habitat for

Humanity fundraiser

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. Saturday 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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