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THURSDAY, AUG. 28

Farmers market: The McMinnville Downtown Association’s Farmers Market opens from 1 to 6 p.m. every Thursday through early October on Northeast Cowls Street between Third and Second. For more information, visit www.downtownmcminnville.com/mcminnville-farmers-market.

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 29

Dayton Fridays: Dance Tonight Band will perform for Dayton’s final free Friday Night of the summer with a lantern walk, cruise-in, family activities and vendors from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, around Dayton’s town square. For more information, call Kelly Haverkate at 971-241-2076 or visit www.daytonoregon.org.

 

SATURDAY, AUG. 30

Farmers markets: Three local farmers markets operate on Saturdays. The Farmers Market at the Grange is open year-round with summer hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McMinnville Grange, 1700 S.W. Old Sheridan Road; for more information, call 503-843-1594. The Willamina market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Oct. 18 at the Willamina Community Campus, 266 S.E. Washington St.; for more information, call 503-876-2061. 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, AUG. 31

Half marathon: The annual Wine Country Half Marathon will be held Sunday, Aug. 31. The race starts at 7 a.m.; registration costs $105 and up. Activities on the preceding Friday include wine and appetizers for $40 at the Carlton Firehouse. On the preceding Saturday, activities include yoga and breakfast for $40 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Stoller Family Estate, Dayton; fun runs for $10 and up at 11 and 11:30 a.m. at the Evergreen museum complex, McMinnville; and a pre-race dinner for $65 at 6 p.m. at Anne Amie Vineyards, Carlton. Two post-race winery events will be held Sunday for $95 each. For more information, visit the website, www.destinationraces.com/runoregon.

Champoeg: Champoeg State Heritage Area offers living histories from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Aug. 31 is farmstead day, Sept. 5-6 is a Mountain Man Fur Brigade Encampment; and Oct. 5 is the apple harvest festival. The park is southeast of Newberg and charges $5 for parking. For more information, visit www.champoeg.org or call Friends of Historic Champoeg at 503-678-1649.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3

First Wednesday: Sheridan First Wednesday will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, with a “Back to School Blassst” at Sheridan High School, 433 S. Bridge St. For more information, e-mail sheridanfirstwednesday@gmail.com or call 971-599-1957.

Winery music: Rio Con Brio will perform at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, for the Music Wednesday Series at Youngberg Hill, 10660 S.W. Youngberg Hill Road, McMinnville. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.youngberghill.com/calendar or call 503-472-2727.

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 4

Farmers market: The McMinnville Downtown Association’s Farmers Market opens from 1 to 6 p.m. every Thursday through early October on Northeast Cowls Street between Third and Second. For more information, visit www.downtownmcminnville.com/mcminnville-farmers-market.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 5

Vineyard music: The second annual Soft Strings in the Vineyard free music series concludes with John Wayland Harr from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at Durant Vineyards, 5510 N.E. Breyman Orchards Road, Dayton. For more information, call 503-864-8502 or e-mail info@redridgefarms.com.

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “Cinderella, A British Pantomime” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 5-27, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. This is not the fairytale version; parental discretion is advised. Tickets cost $16, $14 for students and ages 62 and older; on Sept. 6, tickets are buy one, get one free. For tickets or more information, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

Newberg play: “Our Town” will be performed by Chehalem Players Repertory Theater at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 5 through 21, at The Lodge Theater, 402 E. Sheridan St., Newberg. Cost is $10 students, $15 seniors and $20 general admission. For more information, contact 971-264-9409 or visit the website, www.chehalemplayersrep.org.

Garage sale: The Yamhill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its 34th annual garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in the barn at 10715 N.W. Brentano Lane, McMinnville. Money raised goes towards the group’s projects. For more information, call Donna Lake at 503-472-1346.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 6

YES fundraiser: The Yamhill Enrichment Society will hold its fourth annual fundraiser, Bounty of Yamhill County, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7. A choice of three farm tours and gourmet picnics will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Stoller Family Estate near Dayton, costing $60. A Meet the Makers dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Sokol Blosser Winery near Dayton costs $150. Reservations are required. For tickets or more information, call 503-883-9654 or visit www.bountyofyamhillcounty.com. 

Dayton run: The 11th annual Fiesta Run on Saturday, Sept. 6, will include a 1 mile kids’ run at 8:30 a.m., and a 10K run and 5K run/walk at 9 a.m. starting at Fifth and Ferry Streets in downtown Dayton. Entry costs $5 to $25, or $30 on race day. A post-race party will be held at Seufert Winery, 415 Ferry St. For more information, visit www.daytonfiestarun.com.

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 7

Stage reading: Stage One will perform a free stage reading of “The Drawer Boy” by Michael Healy at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, in the Carnegie Room at McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The show is for adult audiences. For more information, call 503-851-2220. 

Huntington’s fundraiser: The second annual “Toast for a Cure,” a fundraiser for the Huntington’s Disease Society, will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Winter’s Hill Vineyard, 6451 Hilltop Lane, Dayton. The event includes a barbecue, wine tasting, live gospel music, live and silent auctions, wine wall and a raffle for a 50-inch TV. Cost is $25 including dinner and wine, $15 for meal only, $10 for children. For more information, contact Tim and Amy Hilgers at hilgerstim@aol.com or 503-931-8677.

Wine, words: Local writer Emily Grosvenor will read an essay prior to an open mike for prose readings at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, outdoors at Remy Wines, 905 N.E. 10th St., McMinnville. For more information on the free event, contact Courtney Terry at courtney.terry@ci.mcminnville.or.us or 503-435-5554.

Gallery auditions: Auditions will be held for “Miracle of 34th Street” from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Sept. 7 and 8, at Gallery Theater, 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Call-backs will be on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Cast includes 19 adults and a few children. Rehearsals will be usually 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday starting in October. Performances will be Nov. 28 to Dec. 20. For more information, contact director Debbie Harmon Ferry at dharmon@linfield.edu or call 503-472-2227.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10

Wolf documentary: The Yamhill Watershed Stewardship Fund will show the documentary film “OR 7 —The Journey” about the travels of Oregon’s famous wolf at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Moonlight Theater/Third Street Pizza, 433 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Filmmakers Clemens Schenk and Rob Klavins of Oregon Wild will lead the following discussion. Admission is $10; purchase advance tickets at Third Street Pizza or by calling 503-434-5800. For more information, e-mail ywsf08@yahoo.com.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 12

Barbecue, music: Burgers, beans and brats will be served in a Western Barbecue from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the McMinnville Senior Center, 2250 N.E. McDaniel Lane. Johnny’s Country Western Band will perform. Cost is $7. For more information, contact Erin Gunn at erin.gunn@ci.mcminnville.or.us or 503-435-0407.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 13

Library sale: Friends of McMinnville Public Library will offer books for $1 or less from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 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.

Carlton festival: The Carlton Business Association will hold its annual Carlton Crush Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in downtown Carlton and upper city park. The free event includes grape stomps for adults and children, barrel rolling and wine thief relay races, a vintage Thunderbird car display, a watermelon-eating contest, sales of adult beverages made locally and donated to benefit the Carlton food bank, live entertainment, a magician, helicopter rides, midway games for kids, and food and art vendors. For more information, visit www.carltoncrush.com or call Patrick Swanick at 216-533-6968.

Car show: Spirit Mountain Casino will hold a “Roll the Dice” veterans car show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at 27100 S.W. Salmon River Highway, Grand Ronde. The event includes live music, vendors and a tattoo contest. Car registration costs $15, tattoo contest $10. All registrations must be accompanied by a can of food. For more information, contact Greg Smith at 503-881-8901 or visit www.spiritmountain.com.

Antiques: Yamhill County Historical Society will present “Treasures in the Attic,” an antique sale and appraisal event, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at its Heritage Center, 11275 S.W. Durham Lane, McMinnville. Appraisals are limited to three items for a $5 donation each. The event will include antique and collectible vendors, a quilt show, live music, food for sale and a raffle. Admission is $2 for ages older than 12. For more information, call 503-434-0490 or visit www.yamhillcountyhistory.org.

Dogs run: Homeward Bound Pets will hold a 5K Ruff Ruff Run and 1 Mile Wag Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Joe Dancer Park, McMinnville. The events includes awards for the winning dog, woman, man and youth; a raffle; the Oregon Mobile Vet; face painting; vendors; and nail clipping by a professional groomer. Registration costs $20 includes a T-shirt; $25 on Sept. 13. For more information, visit www.hbpets.org.

 

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18

Poetry: Joe Wilkins of Linfield College will read his poems and ask others to read theirs at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Velvet Monkey Tea Room, 406 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. For more information on the free event, contact Courtney Terry at courtney.terry@ci.mcminnville.or.us or 503-435-5554.

 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19

Rotary fundraiser: Newberg Early Bird Rotary will hold its third annual Oktoberfest from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Memorial Park, corner of Fifth and Blaine streets, Newberg. The event includes a parade with draft horses, dancing, beer, wine, German food, live entertainment and games for all ages. Admission is $8 including one beer. For more information, visit www.newbergoktoberfest.com.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 20

Downtown Mac: Local 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.

 

SUNDAY, SEPT. 21

Cars, poker: The See Ya Later Foundation will hold a Deuces Wild Poker Run and Show ‘n Shine on Sunday, Sept. 21, at Cobbtuning Surgeline, 16580 S.W. 72 Ave., Portland. The poker run will start at 10:30 a.m.; the car show starts at noon. Entry costs $20 with preregistration, $25 day of event. For more information, contact Brian Bernier at 2b.leftlane@gmail.com or 503-857-5377.

 

SATURDAY, SEPT. 27

Patti LaBelle: Pattie LaBelle will appear in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Spirit Mountain Casino, 27100 S.W. Salmon River Highway, Grand Ronde. Tickets start at $40. For more information, call 503-879-2350 or visit www.spiritmountain.com.

Kiwanis auction: The 35th annual Kiwanis Bids for Kids auction and barbecued steak or salmon buffet dinner will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St. Silent and oral auctions will raise money for child-related projects. Tickets cost $40; for tickets or more information, visit www.mcminnvillekiwanis.org.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 3

Art tour: The 22nd annual Art Harvest Studio Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 3-12, within Yamhill County. Cost is $7 for ages older than 18, to be paid at one of the more than 40 studios on this self-guided tour. For more information, visit www.artharveststudiotour.org.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 4

Gallery 2015: Gallery Theater will hold its annual free Season Preview Night at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the theater, 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Complimentary wine will be served following the preview. For more information, call 503-472-2227 or visit www.gallerytheater.org.

 

SUNDAY, OCT. 5

Stage reading: Stage One will present a free stage reading of “Keely and Du” at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Carnegie Room at McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. The show is for adult audiences. For more information, call 503-851-2220.

 

FRIDAY, OCT 10

Valley Repertory: Valley Repertory Theatre will present “The Whipping Man,” a historical drama set at the close of the Civil War, Fridays through Sundays, Oct. 10-26, 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 and $10 for children. For more information or tickets, call 971-832-9209 or visit www.valleyrep.org.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 11

Juliette’s House: Juliette’s House will hold its 20th annual auction, Caribbean-style dinner and dance from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $85. For tickets or more information, call Francine Fiore at 503-687-1313 or visit www.julietteshouse.org/events.

Short films: McMinnville Sunrise Rotary and Movietime Video will host the fourth annual McMinnville Short Film Festival at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at McMinnville Cinemas, 2725 N.E. Tanger Drive. Entry costs $30 by Aug. 15, $35 thereafter. To enter, visit www.mcminnvillefilmfest.org.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 17

Gallery play: Gallery Theater will present “You Can’t Take It With You” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 17-Nov. 8, at 210 N.E. Ford St., McMinnville. Tickets cost $14, $12 for students and ages 62 and older. For tickets or more information about the madcap classic, visit www.gallerytheater.org or call 503-472-2227.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 18

Dundee dinner: A Harvest Dinner with live music will raise money to restore the historic Dundee Community Center from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at 1026 Highway 99W, Dundee. Tickets cost $25 including a wine ticket, $10 for ages 5-12. For more information, call 503-538-3094 or e-mail jcol503@comcast.net.

 

SATURDAY, OCT. 19

Hazardous waste: Yamhill County Solid Waste will accept hazardous waste from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at WOW Recovery Zone, 2200 N.E. Orchard Ave., McMinnville. Items such as pesticides, cleaners, prescription medications will be collected for safe disposal at no charge. For more information, visit www.ycsw.org or call 503-434-7445.

 

FRIDAY, OCT. 31

Trick-or-treat: Trick-or-treaters will be welcomed in McMinnville at the following: 3-5 p.m. Osprey Court, 503-472-3509.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 2

Stage reading: Stage One will present a free stage reading of “Transatlantic Liaison” at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in the Carnegie Room at McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. For more information, call 503-851-2220.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 7

Willamina art: The 23rd annual Coastal Hills Art Tour will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, in Willamina. For more information, call 503-876-8855.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 17

Historical theater: “First Lady Lou,” a one-woman drama about Herberg Hoover’s wife, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Newberg Friends Church, 307 S. College St., Newberg. The great-granddaughter of Lou Henry Hoover will attend, and Elliott Trommald will give a short talk. Admission is $15, $5 for children. For more information or advance tickets, visit www.thehoover-minthornhousemuseum.org or call Sarah Munro at 503-538-6629.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 22

Dundee Bazaar: A Holiday Food and Craft Bazaar will raise money to restore the historic Dundee Community Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1026 Highway 99W, Dundee. Admission is free. For more information, call 503-538-3094 or e-mail jcol503@comcast.net.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 28

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.

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 4

Valley Repertory: Valley Repertory Theatre will present Christmas Stories of Newberg, a new musical, Fridays through Sundays, Dec. 4-21, 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 and $10 for children. For more information or tickets, call 971-832-9209 or visit www.valleyrep.org.

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 1

Stage reading: A stage reading performance of “The Lion in Winter” will be presented by Stage One at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, in the Carnegie Room at the McMinnville Public Library, 225 N.W. Adams St. For more information, call 503-851-2220.

 

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.

 

FRIDAY, FEB. 27

Valley Repertory: Valley Repertory Theatre will present “All My Sons,” a tragedy of the American Dream, Fridays through Sundays, Feb. 27-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 and $10 for children. For more information or tickets, call 971-832-9209 or visit www.valleyrep.org.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 8

Valley Repertory: 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 and $10 for children. For more information or tickets, call 971-832-9209 or visit www.valleyrep.org.

 


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