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Aug. 20 community briefs


Aug. 30 pancake feed will benefit Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin

The public is invited to a pancake feed from 8 to 11 a.m. Aug. 30 at the Newell House/Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin complex just west of the Champoeg State Heritage Park visitors’ center.

Scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, and pancakes will be served.

There is a $5 per person charge, which will benefit the Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin and its educational programs.

The event is being hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution. For more information, call 503-678-5537 or visit www.newellhouse.com.

Program searches for prospective volunteers for AARP program

The Yamhill County AARP Driver Safety program is looking for people interested in volunteering as an instructor for the program.

Instructors work to improve safety in driving through safety awareness, updating state traffic laws and helping to plan for the future as it relates to driving, according to a statement from the program.

Email Jim Botwinis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or to apply as a driver safety volunteer.

GFU Auxiliary sets first luncheon

The George Fox Auxiliary will hold its first luncheon of the school year at noon Sept. 5 in the school’s Cap and Gown Room.. The program will consist of an introduction of GFU faculty and a look forward to the school year.

Cost is $8.50 to attend. For more information or to make reservations, call Linda Walker at 503-538-5251.

Small business expo will benefit Northwest Mothers Milk Bank

A Newberg Area Small Business Expo will take place Sept. 13 in the new Chehalem Cultural Center ballroom and benefit the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. local vendors will operate booths and raise money for the nonprofit, which collects, pasteurizes and distributes human milk for infants with medical needs.

Oregon Humanities Public Program grants available for 2015

Oregon Humanities 2015 Public Program Grants are now available, and the organization is encouraging nonprofits to apply. Grants are awarded between $1,000 and $10,000 for a variety of interactive and participatory programming. Letters of interest are due Oct. 31. For more information, visit www.oregonhumanities.org/programs/section/grants.

Walk to raise money for local pregnancy centers

Pregnancy Counseling and Information Center is hosting Laps for Life 2014, an event that will raise money to fund the organization’s pregnancy centers in McMinnville and Newberg.

The walk will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the East entrance of Wortman Park on Patio C in McMinnville.

A lunch will be provided for all participants. For more information or to obtain pledge sheets, call 1-503-434-4400 or 503-538-2350, email pcicyamhill@frontier. com or visit www.pregnancyhelp.info.