Dec. 24 community briefs
Don your Hawaiian shirts and join in the fun
The Chehalem Park and Recreation District will hold "New Year's Eve Luau Lock-in" from 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 to 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Chehalem Aquatic Center, 1802 Haworth Ave.
The event, open to middle- and high school-age kids from 13 to 17 years old, includes a PG-rated movie, dinner, raffles, a photobooth and access to both pools, hot tub and gymnasium.
Doors will be locked at 7:45 p.m. and will not open until 12:30 a.m. for pick-up by 1 a.m. at the latest.
Pre-registration is appreciated and the cost is $50 per attendee.
For more information or to register, call Wendy Roberts at 503-537-2909 or visit cprdnewberg.org/general/page/aquatic-fitness-center.
Blood drives slated in Newberg next two weeks
The American Red Cross will hold a number of blood drives in Newberg over the next two weeks.
The first is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Newberg Burgerville store on Portland and Elliott roads.
The second is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Chehalem Aquatic Center, 1802 Haworth Ave.
On Jan. 2, from 1 to 6:30 p.m., a blood donation event will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1205 Deborah Road.
Rounding out the dates will be a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan 10 at the Newberg Fred Meyer store.
The need for blood and blood products increases during the holidays, the organization said, adding that between Thanksgiving and Christmas more than 1 million units of blood could be infused in the United States.
Those individuals with Type O blood are especially needed, according to a press release.
Individuals can make appointments by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-733-2767 or appearing in person at the blood drives.
An incentive to donating is that through Dec. 18 donors will receive a $5 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane.
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