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The Chehalem Park and Recreation District slates more than a week of fun events at the Haworth Avenue facility

GRAPHIC FILE PHOTO - The recreation section of the Chehalem Aquatic Center will be abuzz with activities during the
holidays in Newberg.

The Chehalem Park and Recreation District has big plans for the holidays in what it is billing as "Winter Break at the Pool," events primarily directed for kids home from school during Christmas break.

All of the events are at the Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center, 1802 Haworth Ave.

The fun begins from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 23 for Movie Cabana Swim, where participants can swim while watching a PG-rated movie.

The aquatic center will host its "Ornament Swim" from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 26, which features swimming in a pool filled with Christmas ornaments.

Those who find an ornament with a number can win a prize.

On Dec. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m., "Winter Water Wonderland" will feature a photobooth, hot cocoa in the lobby and snowball fights in the pool.

Next up is a beach party from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 30 that will include a "fun photobooth and beach atmosphere," as well as beachball.

On New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., the pool will feature "Fun Floaty Inflatable" time, where the pool provides "lots of fun inflatables brought to you by the pool for a splashin' good time to play in the pool and lazy river."

An event for middle and high school students age 13 to 17, called "New Year's Eve Luau Lock-In," is set for 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. the following day.

The event will include dinner, raffles, a photobooth, access to both pools, the hot tub and the gymnasium. It also features a New Year's countdown, balloon drop and dance in the gym at midnight. Pre-registration is due by Dec. 23 and cost is $50 per attendee.

On Jan. 2 the pool will erect a "Super Hero Hallway of Fame" from 4:30 to 6 p.m., while the pool will stage "Pirate Poolpalooza" from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 3.

The facility will be closed on Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

For more information on any of these events, call Wendy Roberts at 503-537-2909 or visit

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