Sept. 28 community briefs
Woodland association will host speaker
McMINNVILLE -- The Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association will gather on Wednesday (Sept. 25) to hear Roger Beyer, Oregon Small Woodlands Association lobbyist, former legislator and fellow tree farmer. Beyer will update those amassed on state legislation, plans and proposed ballot measures, including the Carbon Cap and Invest bill defeated last summer in the Legislature. He will also discuss the future of the Oregon Board of Forestry and issues with marbled murrelets and climate change.
The gathering starts at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour, with the talk slated for 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the OSU Extension Office, 2050 N.E. Lafayette Ave. Free refreshments and door prizes will be provided.
Providence Newberg Medical Center will host the fifth annual Remembrance Walk, an event to honor babies and children who have died, at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 in the facility's healing garden at 1001 Providence Drive.
The 1.6-mile walk is sponsored by the Perinatal Loss Committee at the medical center. The healing garden is the site of the Nora Madelyn Fund for Infant and Child Loss glass butterfly memorial. The walk is stroller and wheelchair accessible and will be held rain or shine.
The event is in conjunction with October's Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month.
Check-in and on-site registration begins at 1 p.m. in the lobby at PNMC. To register in advance or for more information, visit www.noramadelyn.org or call 503-537-1621.
Day care offered by CPRD
The Chehalem Park & Recreation District is offering two levels of daycare to area parents this fall – one for kids age preschool to kindergarten and the other for kids age kindergarten to fifth grade.
The C.A.R.E. program for kindergartners through fifth grade ages is held at the six elementary schools in Newberg and Dundee and includes supervised games, crafts, enrichment activities, free time, homework time and a snack. It is offered Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until school begins and from school dismissal until 6 p.m. with snacks provided during the after school time slot.
Registration fees amount to $35 and prices for care vary. Drop-in costs $24 on a school day and $45 on a non-school day. Part- and full-time plans range in cost from $147 to $317 per month, depending on how much time the child will need to be looked after.
For more information or to register, visit www.cprdnewberg.org, call 503-537-2909 or go in-person to the Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center. Information on preschool programs can also be found at the CPRD website.
Blood drive slated forFriday in Newberg
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St.
Donors of all blood types are needed to ensure a sufficient supply for patients; Type O and B blood donors are especially needed.
To make an appointment, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767. Walk-in donors will also be accepted.
A blood donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Potential donors must be a minimum of 17 years old (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), and meet certain height and weight requirements.
Dundee Women's Club sets slate for the fall
The Dundee Women's Club will host a program on environmental issues and Yamhill County at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the facility at 1026 S.W. Highway 99W. Speaker will be Yamhill County Commissioner Casey Kulla.
The club, in conjunction with the local American Legion post, will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Oct. 27.
Leslie Lanzar of Western Oregon Recovery will speak on recycling at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 as well.
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