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Crater PTO will hold fundraising auction, EYES slates bazaar, band will perform Nov. 21

GRAPHIC PHOTO: GARY ALLEN - The Newberg Downtown Coalition's annual Halloween event drew hundreds of kids and their parents to First Street on Thursday to gather delicious treats, show off their costumes and enjoy the clear autumn weather. Businesses stretching from Main Street on the west to Meridian Street on the east participated, handing out hundreds of pounds of confections to participants ranging from ghouls to princesses. Parents could also have their youngsters photographed at Francis Square, the city of Newberg sponsored the Great Pumpkin Square across from city hall and the local Boy Scout  troop cobbled together a haunted house in Memorial Park.

Antonia Crater PTO will hold fundraising auction on Saturday at the school

The Parent-Teacher Organization at Antonia Crater Elementary school will soon host a fundraiser.

The Crater Autumn Auction, slated for 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Water Oasis on Dopp Road, will provide food and drink to paying attendees, with proceeds from attendance fees and auctioned items going toward various causes at the school.

Dinner will be catered by Storrs Smokehouse, wine will be provided by Hyland Estate Winery and beer will be available from local breweries. Cost is $35 per person or $275 for a table.

For more information, visit www.craterpto.org.

Ewing Young Elementary School sets holiday bazaar for Nov. 16

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 16, Ewing Young Elementary School will host its annual holiday bazaar.

According to promotional materials provided by the school, the bazaar will include homemade crafts, sweet treats, local vendors, granny's kitchen and much more.

For more information, contact Kari McLaughlin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Newberg Community Band will perform a variety of music at its Nov. 21 concert

The Newberg Community Band will perform classical pieces by Moazart and Bach, as well as marches from John Phillip Sousa and John Williams in November.

Additional pieces will include "A Childhood Remembered" by Galante, "Dancing on Water" by Ticheli and some patriotic favorites.

The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Bauman Auditorium on the campus of George Fox University.

For more information, call 503-487-7624 or visit www.newbergcommunityband.com.

Give blood, save lives, feel happy and repeat as often as possible

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 6) at First United Methodist Church, 1205 Deborah Road.

According to a press release from the national organization, as flu season kicks into gear healthy individuals of all blood types are needed to donate blood and platelets for patients in need.

Luckily, the release said, having had a flu shot doesn't impede a person's ability to donate blood as long as the donor is symptom- and fever-free.

In order to participate, potential donors must display a ARC blood donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification at check-in. Individuals must a minimum of 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health.

For more information, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.


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