March 20 community briefs
Older adults can help with yard work via Neighbor 2 Neighbor Day
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 hear 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.
Historical society will consider sign program
Fall prevention workshop on tap March 25 and 27
Chehalem Physical Therapy, 120 Everest Road Suite C, will hold a two-day senior fall prevention workshop from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. March 25 and March 27.
The workshop will be led by Patty Rimmel, a fitness specialist and license massage therapist. The event will cover improving balance, creating a fall-free home, and assessing one's risk for falling.
Pre-registration is required and the workshop is limited to 15 participants. Call 503-538-8952 for more information.
Lifeguard training set at aquatic center
Strong swimmers age 15 and up can learn how to be a lifeguard at a training session set for March 25-29 in Newberg. The session teaches victim recognition, surveillance and equipment-based rescues and provides nationally recognized two-year certificate as an American Red Cross Lifeguard -- employing first-aid, CPR-PR and AED.
Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday during spring break at the Chehalem Aquatic Center. One-hundred-percent attendance is required for full certification. The cost of the entire week is $175 to $200, depending on age. For more information, visit www.cprdnewberg.org.
Crime author to host book signing at Chapters
Local author Tim Applegate, who recently had his second crime novel "Flamingo Lane" published, will be doing a book signing during the First Friday Artwalk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 7 at Chapters Books and Coffee, 701 E. First St.
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.