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Oct. 23 community briefs

Friends of Yamhill County slates meeting, dinner

McMINNVILLE — Friends of Yamhill County, an offshoot of 1000 Friends of Oregon, will hold a meeting on agri-tourism and land use and will feature guest speaker Mike Brandt, planning director for Yamhill County. Socializing begins at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 4 with dinner and a meeting to follow at Community Plate. Dinner is $18. Email dinner reservations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Coping with the holidays, the loss of a loved one

“Get me through the Holidays: 10 Strategies for Coping with Loss,” is a one-hour presentation to help those who are grieving discover practical and meaningful ways to cope during the holidays. Coping strategies can be used for personal holidays, such as birthdays and anniversaries. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at Providence Newberg Medical Center in the Dundee/Sherwood conference rooms.

Due to room capacity, registration is appreciated. For more information or to register, call Anne Kister at 503-215-4636 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Botanizing on Saddle Mountain

McMINNVILLE — The Native Plant Society of Oregon will host Kathleen Sayce, ecologist for Shoalwater Botanical in Nahcotta, Wash., who will present an overview of plants on Saddle Mountain and the northern Oregon coast. This is a chance to learn about coastal plant communities, including wetlands and grasslands and featuring rare and endemic species.

The presentation is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Carnegie Room in the McMinnville Public Library.

Newberg Cultural District slates meeting

The city of Newberg, Chehalem Park and Recreation District, Newberg Public Library and Chehalem Cultural Center are teaming up for a neighborhood/community meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m Oct. 28 at the Chehalem Cultural Center. The Newberg Cultural District has gone beyond a concept, and is now a reality with the signing of the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between the city and CPRD earlier this fall. The IGA establishes an executive board made up of representatives from the city, CPRD, the library and the cultural center to manage outdoor activities and address parking impacts for events within the library and cultural center. At the meeting neighbors will have an opportunity to convene and select representatives that will sit on the board. For more information, call Leah Griffith at 503-537-1256 or email her at leah.griffith @newbergoregon.gov.

Meeting set for Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association

All woodland owners and the general public are invited to attend the Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association (OSWA) and the OSU Extension Service will present Larry Miller of the Oregon Department of Forestry. Miller will discuss the science of genetic tree improvement and benefits of upgrading planting stock. A half-hour of socializing is set to start at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 7:00 Oct. 23 at the Oregon State University Yamhill County Extension Auditorium. Applications will be available at the meeting for those wishing to join OSWA.

United Way offers seminar on ‘The Power of 5’

McMINNVILLE — Commissioner Mary Stern and other leaders in Yamhill County will team up with members of United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley to help teach how United Way funds agencies to serve residents in Yamhill County. Opportunities to get involved, to develop strategies to improve educational outcomes, help people achieve financial stability and increase the number of youth and adults making healthy decisions, will all be discussed. The event will be held 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at McMenamin’s Oregon Hotel in McMinnville.

Rare Plant Watch Program to be introduced

McMINNVILLE — Erin Gray, co-chairman of the Native Plant Society of Oregon’s (NPSO) rare and endangered plants committee and an ecologist for the Institute for Applied Ecology, will soon introduce the NPSO’s Rare Plant Watch program. Learn about how to become involved in citizen science and conservation through searching for and documenting rare Oregon plants. The event begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Carnegie Room in the McMinnville Public Library.




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