Clyde Thomas will speak at first George Fox Auxiliary meeting

The George Fox Auxiliary kicks off its first luncheon of the new school year with talk by Clyde Thomas, director of plant services at George Fox University. Thomas’ talk is billed as “Reflections on Pacific College/GFC/GFU History,” and is slated for 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Cap and Gown Room on campus.

Thomas will share the history of campus buildings, including information on the names of buildings and ideas of future campus growth. The cost is $8.50 at the door, although reservations are required by calling Judy Woolsey at 503-538-7314.

SAR orientation set for Oct. 10 in McMinnville

McMINNVILLE — The Yamhill County Search and Rescue team will hold an orientation from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Oct. 10 in the public works auditorium at the OSU Extension Building, 2060 Lafayette Ave. The orientation will include discussion of how searches are conducted, survival skills and more. The organization is also taking applications for the 2014 SAR Academy.

For more information, call Sarah Bates at 1-503-819-4949 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Relay for Life slates workshop and training session

Newberg Relay for Life will host a workshop/training session for committee members from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the commons area at Newberg High School.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Relay for Life or those who think they might be interested in some form of volunteering at the next relay, scheduled for June 20-21, 2014, should attend. American Cancer Society staff members are scheduled to provide the training.

Relay community members and others interested from Sherwood and McMinn­ville may attend as there will be no formal Relay Summit at the convention center in Portland this year. Participants should bring a sack lunch to the session.

For more information, call Kathy Brown at 503-538-9663 or Marty Brown at 503-538-4439.

Become a hospice volunteer

Hospice volunteers are needed throughout the Portland area, but the need is especially acute in Newberg, Hillsboro, Forest Grove and east Multnomah County, officials said.

To address that problem, Providence Health Systems will hold a hospice volunteer training session over two consecutive weekends, Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2, in Portland.

The training course covers the basic principles of hospice, understanding the basic needs of terminally ill patients and their families, effective communication, patient care, pain and symptom management, spiritual care giving and understanding grief and loss.

Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years old and no previous experience is required. Following training, volunteers are asked to commit up to four hours a week for a year.

For more information or to request an application packet (due by Oct. 15), call Cynthia Cohen, Providence hospice volunteer coordinator, at 503-574-9598.

Concealed handgun license class set for Oct. 19

The Newberg Rifle and Pistol Club will conduct a concealed handgun training course from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the club’s range, 15955 N.E. Quarry Road. Graduates of the class, which will include live-fire training with one-on-one coaching, will have fulfilled the requirements to apply for a Oregon concealed handgun license. For additional fees, the graduate can also apply for a Utah, Arizona or Florida permit valid in more than 30 states. The class includes the required fingerprinting and passport-type photo. To register, visit and choose the training link to find a pre-registration package of application, class description and location map. Participants will be registered when the club receives their fees, due by Oct. 14. For more information, call 503-538-4309 or 503-524-3477 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Champoeg cider press gears up for Apple Harvest Day

Friends of Historic Champoeg will host Apple Harvest day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Champoeg State Heritage Area. Volunteers will offer visitors a chance to press apple cider as well as sample desserts and hot cider. There will also be a chance to string apple circles for drying and bob for apples. This public event is free with an annual parking pass, camping permit or with the purchase of a $5 day-use parking permit. For more information, call Corinne Flake at 503-678-1649 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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