Oct. 27 community briefs
Fundraising luncheon for A Family Place set for Oct. 29
County will test ballot tally system on Oct. 29
McMINNVILLE – Yamhill County will test its ballot tally system at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at the clerk's office, 414 N.E. Evans St., and anyone interested may attend.
The system will next be used during the Nov. 5 special election and the test is to determine the "logic and accuracy" of the system, according to a release from the county.
The county is required by the state to test its voting machines at least four times before an election, on Election Day and again after all the ballots are counted. The county uses "text decks" created from the same database as the actual election ballots.
Chehalem Garden Club will talk bulbs
The Chehalem Garden Club will gather at 4 p.m. Thursday in the community room at First Federal, Hancock and College streets, for a program that will feature a discussion on small bulbs and everyone is welcome to attend, club organizers said. Bulbs will be available for planting as well. For more information, call Diann Conser at 503-538-9634.
Scare yourself while giving to the community
The fourth-annual Haunted Porch is set for 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25-26 at 1318 Hillsdale Drive. The event is a fundraiser for Newberg FISH; last year more than 412 pounds was raised during effort. Organizers are striving to reach 800 pounds this year. Food or cash donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, call Michelle at 503-348-9279.
The Newberg Area Historical Society's October meeting will feature Arturo Vargas, who will speak on the Latino and Mexican-American history of Newberg and the surrounding area. The talk is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Chehalem Cultural Center. For more information, call John Newman at 503-538-6765.
YSWA slate an estate planning talk on Oct. 23
McMINNVILLE – The Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association, in conjunction with the Oregon State University Extension Service, will talk about estate planning at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 23) in the auditorium at the Extension Service headquarters at 2050 N.E. Lafayette Ave. Speaker will be Tamara Cushing, PhD, a professor in the college of forestry at OSU, as well as an extension specialist in forest economics.
A social hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Attendees need not be YCSA members to participate.
NPSO will hold talk 'Toward Sustainable Roadsides'
McMINNVILLE – The Cheahmill Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will hold a program called "Toward Sustainable Roadsides" at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Carnegie Room at the public library, 225 N.W. Adams St.
Using maps and photos, speaker Susan Aldrich-Markham and GIS interns Jordan Anderson and Chealsey Rosebrook "will illustrate the Roadside Vegetation Inventory for Yamhill County Public Works (and) their work this past year," a press release said.
The department's findings, the release said, be used to control erosion, protect and promote native plants and reduce invasive species. The goal is to replace bare-soiled, eroding roadsides with stable, low-maintenance, native plant communities.
Church schedules trio of events this fall
The Newberg Seventh-day Adventist Church, 530 E. Edgewood Drive, has a number of events on tap over the next several weeks.
First up is the church's Depression Recovery Program, set for every night through Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. For more information, call Dr. Tamara Rodgers at 503-537-5934.
Next up is "The Midnight Cry," a revival concert with New Hearts 4 Christ, set for 4 p.m. Saturday at the church. Call Sofia at 503-550-1113 for more information.
Finally, the church will host a Balance & Fall Prevention Workshop at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 in the health ministries room at the church. The workshop will concentrate on learning how falls affect the senior population, what people can do to minimize their fall risks and how to improve balance control. For more information, call Sofia at 503-550-1113.
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