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Wellness Collective will gather Sunday, Right to Life group sets monthly meetings, Tedd Bear toss set for Saturday GFU game

Community Wellness Collective gathers Sunday

The Community Wellness Collective of Yamhill County will hold its next gathering from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at Newberg High School. On tap will be a community meeting, resource reveal, informational presentation and crisis preparedness training. Make reservations by visiting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Right to Life group schedules monthly meetings

McMINNVILLE -- The Yamhill County Right to Life group gathers at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at St. John Lutheran Church, 2142 N.E. McDonald Lane. The next meeting is set for Feb. 7. For more information, call Susan Paz at 503-864-2983.

Teddy Bear toss set for Saturday at GFU game

On Saturday a nonprofit organization called Team Emery will partner with George Fox University to host a Teddy Bear toss during the Bruin women's basketball game at 4 p.m. At halftime attendees will have the opportunity to throw a new Teddy Bear onto the court. All the bears will be collected and given to kids staying long-term in hospitals as well as to local fire and police departments.

"Team Emery's mission is to bring hope and encouragement to those in need, reminding them that negative experiences don't have to define their life," organizer Emery Miller said in a press release.

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

Luncheon forum will look at hazelnut tariffs

The Newberg City Club's next luncheon forum will feature a talk by former state senator Larry George headlined "Tariff Impact on Hazelnut Industry in Oregon."

The event is set for noon Feb. 5 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. The catered lunch begins at 11:45 a.m., with George's speech to ensue at noon. Cost is $10 for Newberg City Club members, $15 for non-members. Those club members wishing to attend, but not dine, pay $3, while non-members must pry $6 from their wallets.

For more information, call Tina Enomoto at 503-538-1535 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

YSWA will host Oregon Hunter Association chief

McMINNVILLE -- The Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association, in conjunction with OSU Extension Service, will present Oregon Hunter Association President Bill Dollar in a talk Wednesday (Jan. 23) in the auditorium at the OSU Extension headquarters at 2050 N.E. Lafayette Ave.

Dollar will give an overview of the nonprofit organization, its mission and its history.

A social hour begins at 6:30 p.m., with the talk to follow at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and door prizes awarded (contributions gladly accepted).

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

Healthy Aging Series begins Feb. 13 at Newberg medical center

Providence Newberg Medical Center -- in conjunction with Friendsview Retirement Community, Yamhill County and Northwest Senior and Disability Services (NWSDS) -- has scheduled a Healthy Aging Series, slated to begin in February and continue through April. Each event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month and takes place at Friendsview, 1301 Fulton St. in Newberg.

On hand will be experts in each field, as well as physicians, physical therapists, dietitians and senior health experts to present and answer questions from participants.

First off is "Fall Prevention & Balance" on Feb. 13, followed by "Eyes & Ears" on Feb. 27. Next up is "Heart Health & Movement" on March 13, followed by "Oral Health & Healthy Eating" on Feb. 27. The last two installments of the series are "Brain Health: Part 1" on March 10 and "Brain Health: Part 2" on March 24.

For more information, call Julie Luedtke, NWSDS family caregiver support specialist, at 503-435-3404 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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