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Congresswoman will continue town halls, Easter service set, volunteers sought for committees, cultural center will host family game nights

GRAPHIC PHOTO: GARY ALLEN
 - The waters of the Willamette River and its tributaries continued to rise last week after several weeks of intermittent rain, flooding low-lying areas such as Rogers Landing in Newberg. Weather forecasters say skies should be generally partly cloudy with warmer temperatures this week, with little rain expected.

Bonamici will continue town hall meetings in April

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici slated six town hall meetings in five northwest Oregon counties, which kicked off Saturday in McMinnville.

After stops in Portland and Astoria, Bonamici will next appear locally at 6 p.m. Thursday in the gym at Gaston Junior/Senior High School, then at 6 p.m. April 23 in the auditorium at Century 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.

Easter sunrise service set for Bald Peak

The 82nd annual Bald Peak Easter sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday at Bald Peak State Park.

Master Chaplain Steve Brodehl will be the speaker, and husband and wife Billy and Terra Kerr will lead the singing. Michael Spiering, as he's done for years, will provide the bonfire.

Newberg seeks volunteers for committees

The city of Newberg is seeking applicants from adults and high school-age residents to serve on various committees and commissions.

Volunteers are needed for student commissioners for the Historic Preservation Commission, the Planning Commission and the Traffic Safety Commission, and adult volunteers on the Planning Board and the Utility Rates Committee.

Applications are available at City Hall and more information is available online at www.newbergoregon.gov.

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 www.yamhillcountyculture.org.

CCC will host monthly family game nights

Family Game Night will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

Board games will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own as well. This is a new monthly event hosted by the CCC to be held on the second Friday of every month.

Old Fashioned Festival accepting applications

Applications are now available for grand parade entries and for vendors for the annual Newberg Old Fashioned Festival.

The event runs July 25-28, but applications are due well before. Returning vendors have until April 30 to apply and new vendors have until July 1.

Applications can be completed online at www.newbergoldfashionedfestival.org.

Registration for summer art camp open

Registration is open for various summer art camps at the Chehalem Cultural Center.

Beginning July 8, the week-long camps run through Aug. 9 and are for students in varying grades. For more information, visit www.chehalemculturalcenter.org/camp.

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