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CPRD slates 'New Year's Eve Luau' at the aquatic center, two blood drives set in Newberg

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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