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GOP event will look at immigration, Soroptimist will hold career conference Feb. 23, Grad Night fundraisers set

Immigration reform topic of speech at GOP event

McMINNVILLE -- The Yamhill County Republican Women's Group will host Jim Ludwick of Oregonians for Immigration Reform on Feb. 14 at American Legion Post 21, 126 N.E. Atlantic St.

"We will be learning about the group process on immigration reform, how the group supports our president, and what we can do to help," according to a release from the organization.

The meeting will begin at 11 a.m., with Ludwick slated to speak at noon.

For more information, call Tammy Gibson at 503-435-8958 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Soroptimists stage annual career conference at NHS on Feb. 23

Soroptimist International of Chehalem Valley will host its fourth annual Dream It Be It career conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at Newberg High School.

The conference is open to high school-age girls who want to explore their career choices, according to a release, adding that local community mentors will be on hand to work with the girls.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited and the registration deadline is Feb. 4.

For more information, email co-chairwoman Maggie Perkin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the career center at the high school

Grad Night fundraisers set for this week and February

Support Newberg High School grad night with a fundraiser from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday at La Sierra Mexican Grill & Lounge. Twenty percent of proceeds go to NHS Grad Night, the school's drug- and alcohol-free party for graduates in June.

Another fundraiser will serve breakfast food from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 10 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, with proceeds going to Grad Night as well. Cost of attendance is $6.

For more information on Grad Night or the fundraisers, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

City sponsors annual mayoral contest

The Oregon Mayors Association and the city of Newberg invite students to share their ideas about what they would do if they were mayor. Students in fourth and fifth grade can submit a poster, while sixth- through eighth-grade students must write a 500- to 1,000-word essay. Local winners will receive an iPad Air 2. The deadline for submission is April 11.

For more information on the contest's rules and how to enter, visit www.newbergoregon.gov.

Workshops will prep parents and kids for kindergarten

READY! for Kindergarten is hosting workshops for parents of children ages 3 to 5. The workshops – held at Edwards Elementary School – help parents prepare their child for kindergarten and include a dinner beforehand along with childcare. Remaining workshops include Math & Reasoning on Feb. 21 and Social & Emotional Learning on March 21.

For more information or to sign up, call 503-554-5100 or visit www.readyforkindergarten.org.

Right to Life group meets monthly in Mac

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.

PNMC begins Healthy Aging Series on Feb. 13

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 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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