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Jan. 29 Arts & Leisure briefs


2013 community awards nominations open

The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year, the Edward Stevens Distinguished Service Award, Community Volunteer of the Year, Business Person of the Year, New Business of the Year and Junior Citizen of the Year. Nominations are accepted until March 1 and forms are available at the Chamber office. The 2014 Community Awards Banquet will be April 10.

Cultural District meeting slated Feb. 4

The annual Newberg Cultural District meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Chehalem Cultural Center. The meeting will focus on the work completed by the board so far concerning rules and processes for outdoor spaces and discuss community plans for the cultural district.

Tickets available for benefit dinner

Tickets are now available for Treasures of the Heartland, an event sponsored by the Amity Dayton Community Cohort of the Ford Family to raise funds to complete “Gathering Places” — artistic, functional and informational kiosks — in Amity and Dayton. There are 72 tickets available and the event includes silent and oral auctions. Tickets are $125 and the dinner takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Stoller Family Estate and Vineyard in Dayton.

Genealogy and family history class Feb. 1

McMINNVILLE — A genealogy and family history class will take place Saturday sponsored by the Yamhill County Genealogical Society. The event is $10 for non-society members and starts with a welcome at 9:30 a.m. at the First Federal board room. The class runs from 10 a.m. to noon.

Oregon 155 year celebration Feb. 14

LAFAYETTE — A celebration of Oregon’s 155th birthday will be hosted by the Yamhill County Historical Society from 3 to 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at 605 Market St. The event includes a tour of the Poling Memorial Church, Miller Log Cabin and exhibits specifically created to display life 155 years ago. Admission is free with a can of food to be donated to YCAP. For more information, visit www.yamhillcountyhistory.org.