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Community in Brief - Feb. 26

Parenting resource fair slated for March 14 in Newberg

The Chehalem Counseling Center is partnering with Faith in Action to present the Parenting Resource Fair and Workshop, set for March 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Chehalem Armory Center. The workshop’s topics include conflict resolution, dyslexia and safe schools. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call Ali Toedtemeier at 503-538-4874

City Historic Preservation Commission Member openings

The Historic Preservation Commission is looking for citizens and local high school students to apply for open positions. Persons interested in the positions will identify and preserve significant properties in the community.

The positions for local citizens are a three-year term; for a student a one-year term. To apply for the commission positions and view applicant requirements, go to the City Recorder’s Office at City Hall, 414 E. First St., or visit bit.ly/NDnc5z.

Newberg Ducks Unlimited chapter slates conservation dinner and auction

The local chapter of Ducks Unlimited, a wetland and habitat conservation group, will hold its conservation dinner and auction at 5 p.m. Saturday at Chehalem Armory Center, 620 N. Morton St.

The group has held the annual fundraiser for the past 36 years and the event caters to outdoor enthusiasts with an opportunity to win prizes such as hunting and fishing packages, vacation opportunities, firearms and supplies, collectible art, unique outdoor merchandise as well as a “Ladies Table.”

Register by calling Pete Schmidt at 503-925-9022 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Cost is $60 for individuals, $85 per couple and $25 for those under 17 years old. Corporate tables and sponsorship prices are available.

Those wishing to help with preserving and restoring wetlands and waterfowl habitat, but can’t attend the event, can email Allan Hopp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Stop Smoking classes offered for the month of March

Providence Newberg Medical Center is providing smoking cessation classes. The class offers a systematic approach to quitting smoking through behavior modification techniques, coping skills, social support and weight management. Participants can apply for financial assistance by calling 503-216-5641. The registration fee for the classes costs $175 for non-Providence Health Plan members. The classes are based on the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking Program. For more information, visit www.providence.org/classes.

Old Fashioned Festival Court applications available

The Newberg Old Fashioned Festival is seeking high school juniors and seniors for its 2014 court. Applicants must be in good standing with a minimum 2.0 grade-point average at any Newberg high school. Applications are due by 5 p.m. March 6 at the downtown fire station. Applications are available online at www.newbergoldfashionedfestival.com or at any Newberg high school office. For more information, call Marlene Grant, 503-538-0382.

Library board seeking applicants

Two positions are open on the Newberg Public Library board of directors. The positions require that the applicants reside within the city limits. One position is a four-year term from July through June 2018; the other position will complete the term of a previous member from May through June 2015. To apply for the positions, visit www.newberglibrary.org.

A-dec’s Parrish will speak at Newberg City Club

The Newberg City Club will host Scott Parrish, A-dec Inc. president and CEO, during a noon luncheon March 4 at the Villa Academic Complex, 501 N. Villa Road.

Parrish will, according to a press release, “discuss the challenges and goals of running one of Oregon’s strongest and most-respected companies, while maintaining core values and the foundation of a family-owned business.”

The lunch buffet begins at 11:45 a.m., with Parrish’s talk set for noon. Lunch for City Club members is $10 (includes a guest) and $15 for non-members. The cost for just the talk is $2 for members and $5 for non-members.

Make reservations by noon March 3 by emailing Marj Kaiser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 503-538-5215.



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