Jan. 9 community briefs
Relay for Life kickoff event set for Jan. 15 in Newberg
Give blood and you may just save a life
The American Red Cross will hold blood drives throughout the area as January is National Blood Donor Month, which has been celebrated for more than half a century.
According to a release from the organization, donating blood or platelets can have a lifesaving impact for patients who need transfusions.
"Blood donors make a really big difference with very little effort," said Judy Janssen, who was diagnosed with auto-immune liver disease in 2016 and received regular blood transfusions until she got a new liver in January 2017. "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for blood donations."
To make an appointment to donate blood or platelets, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767. Those individual who donate blood in January will receive a Red Cross t-shirt while supplies last.
In Newberg, the Red Cross will hold a blood donation event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Grocery Outlet, 1510 Portland Road.
'Fake News' topic of te next Newberg City Club luncheon forum
The Newberg City Club will kick of its 2019 noon luncheon series with a program headlined "Fake News: What's going on? Who Can We Trust? Is There Any Unbiased News," at noon Jan. 15 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. Speaking will be Brad Neuhoff, news director for KOIN TV in Portland.
The lunch, catered by Bon Appetit and costing $10 for City Club members ($15 for non-members) will be served at 11:45 a.m., with the forum to follow at noon. Reservations are requested by 10 p.m. Sunday by calling Tina Enomoto at 503-538-1535.