Portland police records show that thieves stole more than 2,100 bikes last year worth more than $1 million, reports The Oregonian. Records also show an arrest in only about 2 percent of the cases.


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Samson the Musical

February 27 through March 8

A nonprofit theater group will present its sixth annual show, “Samson, God’s One-Man Army,” opening Friday, Feb. 27, and running through Sunday, March 8, at Northside Community Church, 1800 Hoskins St., Newberg. Curtain times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. Sundays. The MCO show includes orchestra, singing and dancing. Tickets cost $10, online or at the door. For more information, contact Sherri Janzen at 503-932-3187 or mcoproductionssherri@hotmail.com.


Lemonade Day kick-off

Saturday, February 28

The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off Lemonade Day from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Grain Station Brew Works, 755 N.E. Alpine St., McMinnville. The free learning program teaches kids how to start, own and operate their own businesses; lemonade stands to open Saturday, May 2. To participate as a youth or mentor, register at mcminville.lemonadeday.org.

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Gallery to open Mystery of Edwin Drood

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