Nov. 1 community briefs
Tourism topic of Newberg City Club luncheon forum
The Nov. 7 noon luncheon forum of the Newberg City Club will feature speaker Doug Rux, Newberg community development director, and Ashley Lippard, a member of the city's tourism committee, in a talk headlined "How Will Tax Dollars Shape Tourism in Newberg?"
According to a release from the Newberg City Club, "thousands of dollars generated by Newberg's 9 percent transient lodging tax are expected to stimulate projects, programs and events that will benefit tourism in our community."
The release goes on to say that applications seeking up to $430,000 in destination development market grants are under review and will be meted in January. The grant program, according to the release, is intended to aid organizations and businesses that further the Newberg Strategic Tourism Plan adopted 18 months ago for destination development and marketing promotion activities.
Non-City Club members are welcome to attend. Make reservations by 10 p.m. Sunday by calling Mark Kaiser at 503-538-5215. The forum will be held at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St.
The lunch buffet begins at 11:45 a.m., with the talk slated for noon. Cost is $10 for City Club members, $15 for non-members. Those members wishing to attend but not dine, pay $5, while non-members must fork over $6.
NAMI to present on community mental
McMINNVILLE — The Yamhill County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will host a program on Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training at 7 p.m. Thursday at Abacus House, 625 N.E. Galloway St.
CIT training is a model for community policing that brings together law enforcement, mental health providers, hospital emergency departments and individuals with mental illness and their families to improve responses to people experiencing a mental health crisis.
Speakers will include Bethany Ball, crisis triage supervisor at Yamhill County Adult Behavioral Health; Debra Agee of Adult Behavioral Health; Sgt. Shane Rice of the Yamhill County jail; and Capt. Tim Symons of the McMinnville Police Department. They will speak about their experiences in developing this program for Yamhill County. For more information, call Jeanne Beck at 503-835-0828.
Pelvic health class on tap
Providence Physical Therapy and Providence Women's Services, in conjunction with the National Association for Continence, will hold a class on pelvic health, "Be Strong: Building Strength from the Inside out," at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Sherwood Room at Providence Newberg Medical Center.
Auxiliary will host speakers on refugee work
The George Fox Auxiliary will host its next luncheon at noon Friday in the Canyon Commons at George Fox University. Speakers will be Fred Gregory and Jon Newkirk and will concentrate on their refugee work done around the world.
Cost is $10 and reservations may be made by calling Judy Woolsey at 503-538-7314.
Rural fire board will meet Nov. 21
The Newberg Rural Fire Protection District will hold its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Station 20 at the corner of Second and Howard streets. The agenda for the meeting includes results from the November election to bring the NRFPD into the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue District, an examination of the 2016-2017 financial review, a rural district incident report from TVF&R and planning for the remainder of the fiscal year.
Red Cross blood drives slated
With the busy holiday season approaching, American Red Cross officials are encouraging donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.
Newberg and Dundee residents can do just that on three occasions in November. A blood drive is set for noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Dundee fire station, 801 Highway 99W. In Newberg, there will be a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Nap's Thriftway, 112 E. First St., and from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 at First United Methodist Church, 1205 Deborah Road.
Potential donors must be provide ID, be a minimum of 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weight at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.
For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.
Church slates bazaar
St. Peter Catholic Church, 2315 N. Main St., will host a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Vendor tables will include crafts, cards, pottery, items from a country store and more. Lunch will also be available for purchase as well. For more information, call the church at 503-538-4312.