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Newberg Community Band to perform

The Newberg Community Band will perform at the Old Fashioned Festival from 1-2 p.m. July 31. The band will play marches, a Big Band medley, music from “The Lion King” and “Home Stretch” by Leroy Anderson, “The Saints’ Hallelujah” and more. The event is free.

The Old Fashioned Festival takes place in Newberg’s Memorial Park, located between Howard and Blaine and Fourth and Fifth streets.

The NCB will perform another free concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 in George Fox University amphitheater. Park at the free parking lot at Fulton Street and Villa Road, and follow Hess Creek on foot to the amphitheater, which is near the track.

For more information, visit newbergcommunityband.com.

Trudy’s Living Room to host First Thursday showcase

Trudy’s Living Room will host its next First Thursday event from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 4 at the store, located at 9740 S.W. Wilsonville Road in Wilsonville. The event features art by local artists, complimentary refreshments and live music.

Hear Michael Allen Harrison’s TED talk

Musician Michael Allen Harrison was recently invited to give a TED talk and performance at a TEDx Mount Hood event. His segment can be viewed on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAG3aHPPI8s.

John Thayer releases new EP ‘Face to Face’

Singer-songwriter John Thayer has released “Face to Face,” an EP recorded in Portland at The Commune, which is owned and operated by producer Rob Daiker. The album was mixed in Los Angeles by Grammy Award-winning producer Greg Collins.

“Rob did a great job co-producing the project, and Greg Collins did his usual brilliant job mixing the record,” Thayer said. “Rob is very creative and has a knack for finding the right texture and sound for the right moment in the song. Rob is pretty laid back, but is not afraid to voice his opinion when it counts. He picks his spots.”

All the songs were written by Thayer, with instruments and vocals by Thayer and Daiker.

To learn more, visit johnthayermusic.com or facebook.com/johnthayermusic.

John’s younger brother is Tommy Thayer of the rock band KISS.

Attend Oregon Distillers Festival July 23

The fifth-annual Oregon Distillers Festival will take place at McMenamins Edgefield Fir Grove at the Little Red Shed from 4-7 p.m. July 23. This event is for people who are 21 and older, and brings together distillers from all over Oregon to share handcrafted, small-batch vodka, whiskey, brandy, gin, liqueurs and more. Attendees can sample from more than 100 spirits, and learn from the distillers about their beverages. Admission is $35, and it includes 10 tokens to sample spirits and cocktails and appetizers prepared by Chef Chris Rattaro from the McMenamins Black Rabbit Restaurant.

To order tickets, visit mcmenamins.com/events/151960-5th-Annual-Oregon-Distillers-Festival.

Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers to play at Sherwood Center

Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers will bring their dynamic, traditional Celtic music to the Sherwood Center for the Arts for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. The band is one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instruments, topical songs and original ballads and lullabies.

Tickets are available through brownpapertickets at 1-800-838-3006 or online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2536516.

— The Review, Tidings