March 13 communities briefs
Merkley will hold town hall in McMinnville
McMINNVILLE -- U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley will hold a town hall meeting at 10:30 a.m. March 20 in the auditorium at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. According to a press release, Merkley will update his constituents on his work in Washington, D.C., while also taking questions.
"In our 'We the People' democracy, town hall meetings are an essential tool for me to her from Oregonians and represent their interests back in D.C.," Merkley said in the release. "I invite everyone in the county to come and discuss what we need to do to strengthen our state and our nation."
Next week's town hall will be the 376th the junior senator has held since being elected to the Senate in 2009, including gatherings in all of the state's 36 counties.
What's the future of Newberg's waterfront?
Cheryl Caines, the city of Newberg's senior planner, will be the guest speaker at the next Newberg City Club luncheon forum, set for noon March 19 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. Caines will speak on the future of the Newberg waterfront.
Reservations are requested by 10 p.m. March 17 by calling Tina Enomoto at 503-538-1535. Cost for members is $10 for Newberg City Club members, $15 for non-members. Those members wishing to attend, but not dine, pay $3, while non-members are charged $6.
Relay for Life meetings set for Tuesday
Yamhill County Relay for Life will hold a team captain meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 19 in the commons at Newberg High School, followed by a leadership meeting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Marty Brown at 503-349-2653.
Third climate change meeting set for Saturday
Yamhill County Commissioner Casey Kulla will hold the third meeting in his Climate Solutions series from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 16 at Chapters Books and Coffee, 701 E. First St. The talk will discuss "What climate issue is most urgent to you?" and "What can we do about your most urgent issue?" according to a release.
The event will include small group discussions and will feature a short talk by Holly Prendeville, coordinator at the United States Forest Service Northwest Climate Hub.
Annual Dundee firefighters breakfast set for April 7
The 58th annual Dundee Volunteer Firefighter Pancake Breakfast is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7 at the fire station on 801 N. Highway 99W. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will feature pancakes, home-cured ham, farm fresh eggs, orange juice, fresh-roasted coffee and milk, and is served by volunteer firefighters. Proceeds will benefit the department's capital purchase program and the annual Toy and Joy Program.
Republican women's group will host speaker
Animal shelter sets 'Wine and Whiskers" for May 4
The Newberg Animal Shelter will hold its annual "Wine and Whiskers" May 4 in the ballroom at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. The event features a wine wall, silent and live auction, appetizers, dinner and dessert. Tickets are $60 a person or $450 for a VIP table for eight, which includes two bottles of wine.