May 7 community briefs
Auxiliary will host Hubbell talk
The George Fox Auxiliary will host Barry Hubbell from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 9 in the Cap and Gown Room on the Newberg campus.
Walkers needed for mental health fundraiser
The Yamhill County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will hold a three-mile walk to raise funds to assist those with brain disorders.
The walk is slated for 1 p.m. May 18 in Portland. According to NAMI research, one in four people will be affected by some type of brain disorder or mental health issue in their lifetime.
For more information on registration and details about the walk, call Jeanne Beck at 1-503-835-0828.
Newberg-Dundee Police Department slates open house
The Newberg-Dundee Police Department will hold its annual open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10 at the Public Safety Building, Third and South Howard streets.
The event will feature police cars, motorcycles and bikes; a mugshot photo booth; recruitment information for reserve officers; crime prevention information; a tour of the dispatch center; an evidence station for kids; hot dogs and chips; safety information and a chance to visit with the Old Fashioned Festival princesses.
There will also be tours of the police station, a chance to meet with officers, K-9 demonstrations and a chance to win a ride in a police car.
For more information, call Officer Ken Howell at 503-538-8321.
Northwest Senior & Disability Services slates fundraiser
The organizers of the nutrition program at Northwest Senior & Disability Services, which provides Meals on Wheels and senior meals in the Newberg area, will hold a fundraiser for those programs May 11.
Volunteers are needed for dining room and kitchen chores, such as serving meals, setting tables and providing other services at the meal site, as well as volunteer drivers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors.
For more information, call Beth Gordon at 503-304-3474.
Community Conversation for homelessness on May 15
McMINNVILLE A town hall meeting to discuss ways of improving the care of the homeless in Yamhill County through the COMPASS (Community Outreach of McMinnville Positive Action Sharing Sanctuary) Center will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 15 at the Duniway Middle School A-gym, 575 Michelbrook Lane.
There will be a discussion panel and a guest speaker, Richard LeMieux, author of Breakfast at Sallys.
For more information, call Howie Harkema at 1-503-437-4710
Photo contest for Oregon Blue Book open
The contest for the 2015 Oregon Blue Book cover photo is now open. The book is the official state almanac and is published biennially, but Yamhill and 19 of Oregons other 36 counties have never been on the cover.
Those interested in submitting an entry can visit bluebook.state.or.us/misc/ cover/front.htm for more information.
After-school science program coming in May
The third session of the Meet Me in the Lab program at Edwards Elementary, a part of the Chehalem Park and Recreation Districts Mad Science After School Enrichment Program, will held from 3:40 to 4:40 p.m. Thursdays through June 5. The program is for students ages 5 to 12 and cost is $101.
Registration can be done in person at the Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center, by calling 503-537-2909 or visiting www.cprdnewberg.org.
Newberg Animal Shelter Friends annual mega sale May 16-17, venue changed to Dundee
Newberg Animal Shelter Friends will host its annual mega sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16-17 at the Dundee Womens Hall. The sale was originally to be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Newberg, but that venue is no longer available.
The group is taking donations May 15 at the womens hall or arrangements may be made for pickup by calling Barbara Lipinski at 503-538-2449.
All of the proceeds from the sale will go toward finishing the shelter and purchasing necessary equipment for its operations. For more information, call 503-538-2449.