Congresswoman will hold town hall meetings this month, drive-in opens, committee collecting cans for fundraiser

Bonamici will hold six town hall meetings in April

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici will hold six town hall meetings in five northwest Oregon counties, beginning at 11 a.m. April 13 in the Melrose Hall Ice Auditorium on the campus of Linfield College in McMinnville. After stops in Portland and Astoria, Bonamici will next appear locally at 6 p.m. April 18 in the gym at Gaston Junior/Senior High School, then at 6 p.m. April 23 in the auditorium at Hillsboro High School.

Members of Bonamici's staff will be on hand to assist constituents who may be having problems with federal agencies such as the Veterans Administration, Social Security Administration or the IRS.

Drive-in opens its gates

The 99W Drive-In theater in Newberg opened for the season on Friday. The first run of movies will likely included, according to owner Brian Francis, "Ralph Breaks the Internet," followed by "Captain Marvel." The movies will run for one week, Francis said.

Dundee Community Committee collecting cans

The Dundee Community Committee is hosting its monthly can drive beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Committee members will pick up bottles and cans from residents' driveways. The can drives benefit community events, like the upcoming Easter egg hunt.

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Child protection group seeks volunteers

A Family Place in McMinnville is seeking volunteers for the summer months as the current group of interns are finishing their programs. The organization helps reduce childhood abuse, neglect and foster placements in Yamhill County.

For more information or to download an application, visit

YCC accepting culture award nominations

Yamhill County Cultural Coalition is accepting nominations for the 2019 Yamhill County Cultural Asset Award. The award was established in 2017 and is given every two years to recognize a person for their civic and cultural contributions.

More information can be found at

Older adults can help with yard work via Neighbor 2 Neighbor Day

Older adults who need help with work around the house can get that help via the annual Neighbor 2 Neighbor Day, held May 11. Faith in Action, organizer of the event, is taking requests from qualified registered recipients.

To be added to the list of sites where volunteers will do yard work, clean windows, empty gutters and more, call FIA Coordinator Jill Maier by April 25 at 503-537-1549 or visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application.

Social Goods hosts charity trivia night on April 6 at its location in Newberg

Newberg's Social Goods is hosting a trivia night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at its location on 500 E. First St.

There is a $5 fee and 10 percent of all food and beverage purchases will go toward Newberg Mothers of Preschoolers, an international group that supports mothers with children 5 years old or younger.

CCC to display exhibit on childhood memories

The Chehalem Cultural Center will display an exhibit titled "Little Small" by artist Linden Eller through June 1 in the Central Gallery.

During a year in Japan, Eller developed a curiosity of "childhood amnesia" or why an adult's first memory isn't until age 3 or 4. She created a collage project of drawings by children ages 2-6 to reflect "what is lost, kept, altered and shared during the first years of life."

The collection was originally on display in Japan. An artist's reception will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 5 at the center.

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