June 11 community briefs
Contractor will treat gravel streets with dust inhibitor
Blue Line Transportation, a contractor for the city of Newbergs public works department, will be applying a dust control product to 1.8 miles of gravel streets throughout Newberg on June 17, weather permitting.
The magnesium chloride treatment, according to a press release from the city, will reduce the amount of dust stirred up by vehicles during the summer. Called Dust Off Hygroscopic, it holds moisture from ambient air and helps keep the street surface moist, reducing dust.
City crews will place No Parking signs June 16 on streets slated for treatment. Residents are asked not to park on those streets slated for treatment.
For more information, call the city at 503-537-1234.
Foundation will hold car wash fundraiser for F.I.S.H. June 14 at Loren Berg Chevrolet in Newberg
The Ford Family Foundation leadership development for community building cohort will partner with Newberg F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service to Humanity) to hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 14 at Loren Berg Chevrolet, 2700 Portland Road.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward renovation of reception area at F.I.S.H. headquarters on Elliott Road.
For more information, visit the F.I.S.H. Wish Facebook page.
Got a photograph that might work for the Oregon Blue Book?
The contest for the 2015 Oregon Blue Book cover photo is now open. The book is the official state almanac and is published biennially, but Yamhill and 19 of Oregons other 36 counties have never been on the cover. Those interested in submitting an entry can visit bluebook.state.or.us/misc/cover/ front.htm for more information.
Newberg Driving School now open for summer courses
The Newberg Driving School is now signing up students with their drivers permit for summer courses.
Classes are small and highly interactive and may qualify participants for a discount on insurance.
Students will participate in a week of driving instruction and complete a take-home packet to receive a certificate of completion. The course is taught by NHS teacher and coach Brandon Ramey.
Safe Kids Fair set for Saturday
Juliettes House and Newberg Noon Kiwanis will team up once again to present, rain or shine, the Newberg Safe Kids Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chehalem Armory Center. Games, giveaways and information will be available, as well as low-cost food. Superheroes from the Portland Superheroes Coalition will be on hand, the Pedal Power Partnership will be raffling off free refurbished bicycles, free helmets will be given to the first 100 kids age 8 and under, and a backyard playhouse built by the Newberg Kiwanis Club will be raffled off. For more information, or to purchase playhouse raffle tickets, call Francine at 503-687-1313 or email her at francine@juliettes house.org.
CCC to host elementary art show
The Chehalem Cultural Center will host The Mabel Rush Impressionism Exhibition, an art show featuring student art work created through the Mabel Rush Elementary School Art Literacy program, continuing through June 16. This year, students have studied masters George Seurat, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh and created pieces inspired by them. For more information, call Mabel Rush principal Lisa Callahan at 503-554-4450, CCC art coordinator Erin Terry at 503-487-6883 or parent volunteer Carla Cox at 503-522-8656.
Alateen will begin meetings June 22 in McMinnville
McMINNVILLE Alateen, a program of Al-Anon for teens suffering from the alcoholism of a family member or friend, will begin holding weekly meetings on Sunday evenings at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, 544 N.E. Second St., in what is called The Dungeon. The first meeting is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 22.
Members, according to a press release, are age 12 to 18 and help each other by practicing the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, by welcoming and giving comfort to families and friends of alcoholics, and by rendering understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.
Members identities are kept confidential and meetings include at least two adult members of Al-Anon.
For more information, call Sue at 1-503-434-1364 or visit www.al-anon.org.