April 30 community briefs
Garden and womens club slate fun events
The last regular meeting of the Dundee Garden Club will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Dundee Community Center, 1026 Highway 99W, and will be a potluck dinner shared by all. Brian Stewart, groundskeeper for the city of Newberg, will share information on gardening.
The Dundee Womens Club will hold its Spring Tea Party fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Attendees are invited to bring guests and wear fun hats. There will be games and prizes and all proceeds will go toward restoration of the community center. Tickets are $20.
For reservations and information, call Linda at 971-241-7311 or Ruth at 503-538-0310.
Garden club slates plant sale
The Chehalem Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Newberg Ace Hardware, 2100 Portland Road.
The sale is designed to promote gardening locally and there will be ample flowers and vegetable starts with all plants priced less than $10. Garden club members, sporting green aprons, will be hand to answer questions and offer assistance.
The event is the clubs only fundraiser. A portion of the proceeds are returned to the greenhouse program at Newberg High School, the childrens library at the Newberg Public Library and through college scholarships.
The club is also involved in projects such as the herb garden at the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum, providing potted plants for Relay for Lifes silent auction, and more.
For more information on the sale or the club, check out the Facebook page or call Diann Conser at 503-538-9634.
NAMI slates talk on suicide prevention Thursday in Mac
McMINNVILLE – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Yamhill County chapter will hold a suicide prevention program at 7 p.m. Thursday at Abacus House, 625 N.E. Galloway St.
Speaking will be Rebecca Heuser and Leo Hidalgo from Yamhill County Health and Human Services on a program called QPR (which stands for question, persuade and refer), designed to teach people to recognize the warning signs of someone contemplating suicide.
Northwest Senior & Disability Services slates fundraiser
The organizers of the nutrition program at Northwest Senior & Disability Services, which provides Meals on Wheels and senior meals in the Newberg area, will hold a fundraiser for those programs May 11.
Volunteers are needed for dining room and kitchen chores, such as serving meals, setting tables and providing other services at the meal site, as well as volunteer drivers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors.
For more information, call Beth Gordon at 503-304-3474.
Horse rescue organization sets annual fundraising dinner and silent auction Saturday
ALOHA – United SPCA, a horse rescue and rehabilitation facility in Yamhill, will host a fundraising dinner and silent auction from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Reserver Vineyard and Golf Club. Proceeds will go toward continuing the organizations efforts to feed, medicate, provide shelter for and rehabilitate abused and neglected horses.
Veterinarian Ryan Scholz will speak about preparedness and the care necessary for animals in times of disaster. The event will be emceed by Kim Maus of KPTV Channel 12 in Portland.
Cost is $75 per couple, is tax deductible and is available online at www.unitedspca.org.
Community Conversation for homelessness on May 15
McMINNVILLE A town hall meeting to discuss ways of improving the care of the homeless in Yamhill County through the COMPASS (Community Outreach of McMinnville Positive Action Sharing Sanctuary) Center will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 15 at the Duniway Middle School A-gym, 575 Michelbrook Lane. There will be a discussion panel and a guest speaker, Richard LeMieux, author of Breakfast at Sallys. For more information, call Howie Harkema at 1-503-437-4710
Newberg Animal Shelter Friends annual mega sale May 16
Newberg Animal Shelter Friends will host its annual mega sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16-17 at Zion Lutheran Church, 301 River St.
The group is taking donations May 15 and all of the proceeds from the sale will go toward finishing the shelter and purchasing necessary equipment for its operations. For more information, call 503-538-2449.
Newberg City Club forum will look at the park district
The Newberg City Clubs next meeting will look at the Chehalem Park and Recreation District and how its priorities align with the community. Kathy Tri, a member of the Save Our?Pool committee, will on hand to bring the club up to date on the pool, its use and the groups plans for expansion. CPRD Superintendent Don Clements will discuss the districts priorities and vision for the future, as well as the park districts recent acquisition of the 327-acre Parrett Mountain Farm.
Event will commemorate the life of Stan the Man
The Sherwood Sons of the American Legion will host a community event to dedicate a plaque and bench to former Sherwood police chief Stan Stanislowski at 2 p.m. May 3 at Veterans Park in old town.
The late Stanislowski moved to Newberg when he retired and was well known to local residents, according to organizers of the event.
Celebration of Hope tickets available at First Friday
Newberg Relay for Life team Maggie-Lous will be selling tickets for their Celebration of Hope in front of Bank of America during First Friday Art Walk.
The fundraising event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. June 7 at the Chehalem Cultural Center and pre-sale ticket prices are $25 per person and $30 at the door of the event. For more information visit website at www.maggieloucelebration.org.