Community band concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity

To benefit the Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity, the Newberg Community Band will host a holiday concert Dec. 8. Along with the band, three bell choirs from Newberg Friends Church, Newberg First United Methodist and George Fox University will perform. The concert begins at 4 p.m. at Chehalem Valley Middle School. For more information, visit www.newbergcommunity

Historic holiday celebration scheduled December 7

The Friends of Historic Champoeg will host an old-fashioned holiday celebration Dec. 7. Costumed volunteers will lead holiday decoration craft making and the band Heartstrings will perform. There will also be baked goods and hot cider as well.

“Children and their families can experience a connection with the 19th century way of life,” said Corinne Flake, in charge of public programming for Friends of Historic Champoeg. “Early settlers didn’t have shopping malls, electric twinkle lights for the tree, or things we take for granted today, but they did enjoy the holidays just as much as we do.”

The event is free with a $5 Oregon State Parks and Recreation parking permit. It will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Champoeg State Heritage Area visitor center. For more information, visit

Arts Alliance fundraiser benefits multiple programs

Twenty artists created pieces from wine barrels for the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County fundraiser, “Roll Out the Barrels.” The barrels have been on display this month in Yamhill County wineries, tasting rooms and art galleries. An online auction for the pieces opens Friday with a final event from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 8, at the Chehalem Cultural Center. Proceeds will go toward a variety of art programs, including providing artists with a stipend and funding art education grants, among others. To view the auction, visit

Holiday concert benefits animal shelter, Fix-A-Pet Foundation

At Finnegan’s Mill in Newberg, “Dingleballs,” is a benefit concert to support the Newberg Animal Shelter and the Fix-A-Pet Foundation. The concert is free, but with a suggested donation of $10 and two cans of pet food. Music starts at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and includes performances by Still Region, Grizzly and Hyding Jeykll.

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