Aug. 14 community briefs
Pancake feed at Champoeg State Heritage Area Aug. 31
The Daughters of the American Revolution will host a pancake feed from 8 to 11 a.m. Aug. 31 on the lawn of the Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin at Champoeg State Heritage Area. Cost is $5 per person and proceeds will benefit the cabin. For more information, call the Newell House Museum at 503-678-5537 or visit www.newellhouse.com.
United Way announces local recipients of community grants
The United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley will distribute more than $1 million to nonprofit organizations serving residents in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties. Among the local programs to receive grants were Chehalem Youth and Family Services, which will receive funding for the Charitable Mental Health and Medication Management Program a collaborative project that provides intervention, treatment and support for individuals who are afflicted by mental health issues in and around Newberg. The McMinnville-based Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP) will receive funding to support the Yamhill Regional Food Bank.
PNMC offers 10-week weight management class for youth
Providence Newberg Medical Center will host a 10-week weight management program designed for young people ages 8 to 15 years old from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays between Sept. 11 and Nov. 13. Children and their parents will learn about nutrition and physical activity from registered dieticians and fitness specialists in an active group setting. Classes are 90 minutes and begin with 40 minutes of exercise, so children and parents should wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. An interactive class with the PNMC dietitian will include discussions about portion distortion, emotional eating, food choices and physical activity. Each childs physician must give a referral to the Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children for an assessment with a registered dietician before enrolling. Cost is $250 for the general public and $125 for Providence Health Plan members. For more information or to register, call 503-215-2509 or visit www.providenceoregon.org/pncc.