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FRIDAY, NOV. 28

Holiday parade: The McMinnville Downtown Association holds the annual Santa’s Starlight Parade at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, on Northeast Third Street between Irvine and Cowls. Caroling and tree-lighting by the library follow. For more information, call 503-472-3605.

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “A Miracle on 34th Street” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 28-Dec. 20, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $16, $14 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information about the play, based on the classic Christmas novel and movie by the same name, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 29

Winery concert: Portuguese Fado vocalist Ramana Vierira will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Coelho Winery, 111 Fifth St., Amity. The event includes wine tasting and sales of food. Tickets cost $25, $5 more at the door. For more information or tickets, visit at www.coelhowinery.com/events or contact Katie Moore at 503-835-9305 or katie@coelhowinery.com.

Farmers markets: Two local farmers markets operate on Saturdays. The Farmers Market at the McMinnville Grange is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1700 S.W. Old Sheridan Road; for more information, call 503-843-1594. The Granary Marketplace is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 845 N.E. Fifth St., McMinnville; for more information, call 503-209-9591.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 30

Auditions: Auditions for “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at Gallery Theater will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, and 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. To sign up, e-mail srenne1982@gmail.com or visit www.gallerytheater.org.

Islamic answers: Dr. Birol Yesilada, author, peace organizer and director of the Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University, will answer questions about Muslims, Al-qaida, the Islamic faith, ISIS and contemporary Turkey at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, 520 N.E. Evans St. The Lumen Christi Inclusive Catholic Community will offer a light dinner and prayers for peace at 5 p.m. For meal reservations or more information, e-mail grannysdm@gmail.com.

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 2

Children’s crafts: McMinnville Public Library will hold its seventh annual Young Artists’ Craft Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 225 N.W. Adams St. Youth ages 7 to 18 will sell a variety of handmade items at prices from 50 cents to about $20. Admission is free; refreshments will be sold. For more information, contact Becky Pearson at pearsob@ci.mcminnville.or.us or 503-435-5559.

Choir fundraiser: The McMinnville High School choir will sing and serve dessert for its annual fundraiser, “Sweets and Songs,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the high school food court, 615 N.E. 15th St. The choir is raising money for a road trip to San Francisco. Tickets cost $7, $5 for students and children. For more information, call Robin Pederson at 503-565-4398.

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3

Cantata choir: The 28th annual Community Cantata Choir will perform this year’s one-hour Christmas program of many faith traditions as follows: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sherwood; 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, McMinnville First Presbyterian Church; 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, Amity Christian Church; 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, Dayton First Baptist Church; 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, St. John Catholic Church, Yamhill; 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, McMinnville Elks Lodge; 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, St. John Lutheran Church, McMinnville; 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, St. James Catholic Church, McMInnville; 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, Joyful Servant Lutheran Church, Newberg. Audiences are asked to limit fragrances. Monetary donations to YCAP will be requested. For more information, contact Lee Shrepel at 503-662-3926 or lee@FruithillInc.com.

Play auditions: Valley Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for the Arthur Miller play, “All My Sons,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan, Newberg. Rehearsals begin Jan. 12. Ten actors age 10 to early 60s are needed. Performances are Feb. 27-March 15. For more information, call director Stephen Pick at 971-832-9202 or visit www.valleyrep.org.

Choral music: Linfield College students will perform a Christmas Choral concert with three college vocal groups at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Melrose Hall’s Ice Auditorium. For more information on the free event, call 503-883-2275.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 4

Chamber music: The Linfield College Music Department will present a free chamber music recital at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in Vivian Bull Music Center’s recital hall. For more information, call 503-883-2275.

Dundee history: The Dundee Women’s Club will present “Small Town Government and Politics, Circa 1890-1900s” at 7 p.m. Dec. 4, at the Dundee Community Center, 1026 Highway 99W. A free series of presentations on the history of Dundee celebrates the 100-year-old building. For more information, visit www.dundeecommunitycenter.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 5

Amity parade: Santa will arrive in Amity after a holiday parade at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. A holiday tree lighting will include refreshments, craft projects for kids, and the annual toy and food drive at 6 p.m. at the Amity Community Center. For more information, contact Eve Silverman at eesilverman@yahoo.com or 503-835-0374.

Renaissance festivities: The Dayton Community Chorus will perform in its annual Renaissance Christmas Revels at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Latter-day Saints Cultural Center, 700 Ash St., Dayton. The revels include a sword dance, music, wassail and dessert. Tickets cost $10; contact Mark Williams at dccrevels@gmail.com or 503-679-9328.

Newberg theater: Valley Repertory Theatre will present “Christmas Stories of Newberg,” a new musical, Fridays through Sundays, Dec. 5-21, at the Newberg Masonic Lodge, 402 E. Sheridan St. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $15, $12 for seniors, $10 for children, performances on Dec. 7 and 14 are pay-what-you-will. For more information or tickets, call 971-832-9202 or visit www.valleyrep.org.


SATURDAY, DEC. 6

Bazaar, toys: Amity Parents and Teachers Together will hold a holiday bazaar and toy drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Amity Elementary, 300 Rice Lane. Admission is free, but donations of toys for local children will be welcome. For more information, contact Cassie Graham at rcgrahamm@gmail.com or 503-560-4871.

Food drive: A Scouting for Food event will be held starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in various Yamhill County communities. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scounts and Sea Scouts will go door-to-door requesting non-perishable food donations for local food banks and kitchens. In downtown McMinnville, residents may bring donations to the fire station between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, call 503-434-9718.

Museum bazaar: The Yamhill County Historical Society will hold its fifth annual Handmade Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Heritage Center Museum, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. The bazaar includes a Victorian Santa, silent auctions, a tree auction, live music, and food. Admission is free with food donations for YCAP. For more information, call 503-434-2189 or contact www.yamhillcountyhistory.org.

Christmas activities: Champoeg State Heritage Area will offer an Old Fashioned French Prairie Christmas from the 19th Century from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Attendees may make simple ornaments, small toys, wreaths and decorations. The event includes stories, lace-making demonstrations, string quartet music and Dr. McLaughlin as Father Christmas. Parking costs $5. For more information, contact Daniel Klug at daniel.klug@oregon.gov or 503-551-7808.

Sparkling wine: Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino of OSU will give a consumer workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Yamhill County Extension Office, 2050 N.E. Lafayette Ave., McMinnville. Participants will learn about champagne making and taste various degrees of sweetness and grape varietals. Cost is $110, with a discount for OSU faculty and staff. To register or for more information, call 541-737-4866 or 503-434-7517.

Dance concert: The Linfield College Music Department will present a free dance showcase at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, in Melrose Hall’s Ice Auditorium. For more information, call 503-887-2275.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 7

Decorated homes: The Soroptimist club will hold its 26th annual Wine Country Holiday Home Tour from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Five homes in McMinnville and Carlton are decorated for the tour. The event includes refreshments, silent auction and live music from 2 to 6 p.m. in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St. Tickets for the tour and ballroom activities cost $20; ballroom only is $5, at Oregon Stationers, Kathleen’s Hallmark, the Horse Radish, or by calling 503-434-0255.

Santa photos: Gallery Theater will offer photos with Santa and free refreshments from 2 to 2:30 Sunday, Dec. 7 and 14, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMiInnville, prior to productions of “Miracle of 34th Street. One 5 x 7-inch photo costs $10; $5 for additionals. For more information, call 503-472-2227.

Lighting fundraiser: Bare Farms will hold its second annual Christmas Lighting Event for Charity from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at 38505 S.W. Tindle Creek Road, Willamina. The display will be lighted, free refreshments will be served and kids will receive candy canes. For 50 cents, Santa and Mrs. Claus will pose for pictures. Donations for Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital will be welcome. For more information, contact Amanda Baller at 971-208-0515 or barefarmers@gmail.com.

Trail Band: The McMinnville Downtown Association will host the final annual Old Fashioned Christmas with the Trail Band at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. Tickets cost $13-$22, $6 for ages 12 and younger at the MDA, Oregon Stationers, Third Street Books and NW Food & Gifts. For more information, e-mail rebecca@downtownmcminnville.com.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 11

Open house: The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold an open house with holiday goodies from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 417 N.W. Adams St. For more information, call 503-472-6196.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 12

Senior Center: Friends of McMinnville Senior Center invite other seniors to a free holiday party from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the center, 2250 N.E. McDaniel Lane. The party will include a jazz duo playing tunes from the 40s and 50s, dancing, refreshments and a cookie potluck. Register by Wednesday, Dec. 10, by contacting Erin Guinn at erin.guinn@ci.mcminnville.or.us or 503-435-0407.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 13

Pancake breakfast: The See Ya Later Foundation will serve a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Grain Station Brew Works, 755 N.E. Alpine Ave., McMinnville. Cost is $6, $3 ages 6-12. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit with youngsters. Pictures, printed and e-mailed, cost $10. For more information, call Carmen Banke at 503-434-1730 or e-mail info@seeyalater.org.

Open house: McMinnville Downtown Association will hold an open house with holiday refreshments from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m Saturday, Dec. 13, at 105 N.E. Third St. For more information, call Rebecca Quandt at 503-472-3605.

Wilson Phillips: Wilson Phillips will perform two decades of hits at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Spirit Mountain Casino. Tickets start at $20; visit http://spiritmountain.com/event/wilson-phillips.

Choral concert: The McMinnville Women’s Choir will perform in “Calling All Angels,” a concert celebrating the December holidays, at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in the great room at McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, 544 N.E. Second St. Donations will be welcomed. Free tickets to reserve a seat are at Oregon Stationers, Third Street Books and by e-mail at maccoopoffice@gmail.com.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 18

Free dentistry: Anyone with an urgent dental need who cannot afford treatment is invited to the McMinnville Free Clinic between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at First Baptist Church, 125 S.E. Cowls St. Dental work will be scheduled for the Medical Teams International dental van on Thursday, Dec. 18. For more information, call Lynn Crowell at 503-472-8196.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 20

Downtown Mac: McMinnville merchants organize an Art & Wine Walk from 4 to 8 p.m. the third Saturday of each month. Participating vendors host artists and offer wine-tasting along Northeast Third Street. For more information, e-mail artwinewalk@gmail.com.

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 6

Conservation film: The Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District will show “Damnation,” a movie documenting the change from pride in big dams to concern for the health of our rivers, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, in the Moonlight Theater, 433 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. For more information on the free event, contact Marie Vicksta at marie@yamhillswcd.org or 503-472-6403.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 10

Library sale: Friends of McMinnville Public Library will offer books for $1 or less from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, in the Carnegie Room, 225 N.W. Adams St. For more information about the second-Saturday sale in odd-numbered months, call Ken Carter at 503-883-9147.

Veterans’ fundraiser: McMinnville Elks Lodge is coordinating a Chinook Winds Casino trip at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, as a fundraiser to provide items of comfort for Yamhill County veterans in residential care facilities. Participants receive a $10 slot voucher and $3 in food coupons. Cost is $15. Register by Jan. 5 to Virginia Privatsky-Williams at 503-472-1283 or Vernon Popowski at vpopowski@gmail.com.

 

TUESDAY, JAN. 13

Early transit: Kory Knutz will talk about public transit in the 1800s for Yamhill County at the 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, meeting of the McMinnville City Club in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Cost for the meal is $18, $5 less for members. For reservations or more information, contact rsvp@maccityclub.org or 971-237-4750.

 

FRIDAY, JAN. 16

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “Sylvia” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays, Jan.16 to Feb.7, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 1

Staged reading: Stage One will present a staged reading of “The Lion in Winter” with a reception and question-and-answer session from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Carnegie Room, McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. For more information on the free First Sunday event, call Jacqueline Salkield at 503-851-2222.

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 3

Conservation film: The Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District will show “Green Fire,” about the life of conservationist Aldo Leopold, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the Moonlight Theater, 433 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. For more information on the free event, contact Marie Vicksta at marie@yamhillswcd.org or 503-472-6403.

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 5

Dundee history: The Dundee Women’s Club will present “Steamboat Traffic on the Willamette” at 7 p.m. Feb. 5, at the Dundee Community Center, 1026 Highway 99W. A free series of presentations on the history of Dundee celebrates the 100-year-old building. For more information, visit www.dundeecommunitycenter.org.

 

SATURDAY, FEB. 7

Mayor’s ball: The annual Mayor’s Charity Ball for Kids on the Block will be held Saturday, Feb. 7. For more information, visit www.mayorsball.com.

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 10

Arctic: Jared Larsen will present “From the Artic to the School District” at the 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, meeting of the McMinnville City Club in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Cost for the meal is $18, $5 less for members. For reservations or more information, contact rsvp@maccityclub.org or 971-237-4750.

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 27

Newberg theater: Valley Repertory Theatre will present “All My Sons,” a tragedy of the American Dream, Fridays through Sundays, Feb. 27 to March 15, at Lewis Academy, 609 Wynooski St., Newberg. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $15, $12 for seniors, $10 for children. For more information or tickets, call 971-832-9202 or visit www.valleyrep.org.

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 27-March 21, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older. Fore more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

Conservation film: The Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District will show “Ground Operations” about the Veterans Farm at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Moonlight Theater, 433 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. For more information on the free event, contact Marie Vicksta at marie@yamhillswcd.org or 503-472-6403.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

Dundee history: The Dundee Women’s Club will present “Stage Coach and Train Transportation” at 7 p.m. March 5, at the Dundee Community Center, 1026 Highway 99W. A free series of presentations on the history of Dundee celebrates the 100-year-old building. For more information, visit www.dundeecommunitycenter.org.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

BLM lands: Norman Johnson will present “The Future of BLM lands: Science, policy and politics” at the 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, meeting of the McMinnville City Club in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Cost for the meal is $18, $5 less for members. For reservations or more information, contact rsvp@maccityclub.org or 971-237-4750.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

Dundee history: The Dundee Women’s Club will conclude its series on Dundee history with “The Yamhill River Pleistocene Project” at 7 p.m. April 2, at the Dundee Community Center, 1026 Highway 99W. For more information, visit www.dundeecommunitycenter.org.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

Wild horses: Erica Fitzgerald will present “Oregon’s Mustangs” at the 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 14, meeting of the McMinnville City Club in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Cost for the meal is $18, $5 less for members. For reservations or more information, contact rsvp@maccityclub.org or 971-237-4750.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 8

Newberg theater: Valley Repertory Theatre will present “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a British comedy of deceits and eats, Fridays through Sundays, May 8-24, at Lewis Academy, 609 Wynooski St., Newberg. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $15, $12 for seniors, $10 for children. For more information or tickets, call 971-832-9202 or visit www.valleyrep.org.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 12

Wine succession: Alison and Alex Sokol Blosser will present “The Second Generation of Oregon Wine” at the 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, meeting of the McMinnville City Club in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Cost for the meal is $18, $5 less for members. For reservations or more information, contact rsvp@maccityclub.org or 971-237-4750.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 9

Yamhill Latinos: Sally Godard will present “Unidos Bridging Community: Supporting Yamhill County’s Latino Community” at the 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, June 9, meeting of the McMinnville City Club in the McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Cost for the meal is $18, $5 less for members. For reservations or more information, contact rsvp@maccityclub.org or 971-237-4750.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

Bluebird viewing: The Prescott Bluebird Recovery Project will hold its annual Bluebird Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at Champoeg State Heritage Area, southeast of Newberg. The event includes observation of active bluebirds nesting, videos, next box building, informational displays and costumed hosts. For more information, visit www.prescottbluebird.com.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “The Diary of Anne Frank” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, April 17-May 9, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “Oklahoma!” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 4-26, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information, contact www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “Rumors” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 16-Nov. 7, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information, contact www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “White Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 27-Dec.19, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. For tickets or more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.


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