Aug. 30 community briefs
It's time to Party in the Park
The annual Party in the Park is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 in Dundee Billick Park, 320 S.W. Fifth St. There will be an ice cream social, carnival games and prizes, music, a 4-H petting zoo, face painting, a bounce house and more. For more information, visit www.cprdnewberg.org or call Matt Compton at 503-519-5747.
Catch a movie in the great outdoors
The Chehalem Park and Recreation District will stage Movie in the Park on Sept. 9 at Dundee Billick Park, 320 S.W. Fifth St. Featured will be the movie "Moana." The event starts with snacks at 7 p.m., then a limbo contest at 7:30 p.m., with the movie to follow. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs, concessions will be available, costumes are encouraged, children must be accompanied by an adult, all CPRD rules and codes of conduct will be enforced and dogs must be leashed. For more information, visit www.cprdnewberg.org or call Matt Compton at 503-519-5747.
Give blood, savelives, feel good
The St. Paul Fire Department and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the fire station, 4233 Church Ave. Donors must be a minimum of 18 years old (16 with parental consent). Although no appointment is necessary, potential donors can streamline the process by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to complete the pre-donation reading and health history questions.
For more information, call Mary Ellen at 503-633-8341 or Carol at 503-633-4141.
Local winery to host local author for signing
Newberg-area Bells Up Winery, normally open by appointment only, will avail itself to walk-in visitors Sept. 2-3. In addition to making use of the winery's relatively new porch overlooking the valley, visitors on Saturday can pick up a copy of "Willamette Valley Vineyards" by Barbara Smith Randall. The local author and editor with the Pamplin Media Group will be on hand to sign copies of the book. The small winery at 27895 N.E. Bell Road, in its third year of operation, will offer tastings of four wines poured by owner and winemaker Dave Specter.
Blood drive slatedfor church
An American Red Cross blood drive is set for 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at Newberg Christian Church, 2315 Villa Road.
To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-Red-Cross or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code "NewbergCommunity."
Plant society slates programs
McMINNVILLE — The Cheahmill Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will hold several programs over the next two months.
"How to Identify Conifers in NW Oregon," is set for Sept. 28, while "Wicked Plants of Oregon" will be unveiled Oct. 26 and "Inventory of Roadside Vegetation in Yamhill County" is slated for Nov. 16.
All the programs begin at 7 p.m. after 15 minutes of social time and will take place in the Carnegie Room at the public library, 225 N.W. Adams St.
For more information, call the chapter office at 503-538-3976 or visit www.npsoregon.org.