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May 17 community briefs

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Social Security workshop set, woodlands group will meet, Peace Village summer camp is nigh

Library will hold Social Security workshop

The Newberg Public Library will hold a workshop on basic Social Security benefits at 6:30 p.m. June 1. Kimberly Herr­mann, public affairs representative for Social Security, will lead the workshop and talk about eligibility for retirement benefits, early retirement and its effect on benefits, qualifications for disability, and spousal/survivor benefits.

For more information, call the library at 503-538-7323.

Small woodlands group will hold banquet

McMINNVILLE — The Yamhill Small Woodlands Association, in conjunction with the OSU Extension Service, will hold its annual meeting and banquet on May 24 at Yan's Chinese Restaurant, 1822 N.E. Highway 99W. A social hour begins at 6 p.m. with dinner set for 6:30 p.m.

Jim James, OSWA executive director, will give a brief update. Julie Woodward, senior manager of forestry education at the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, will give a short presentation on the organization's education outreach programs.

Cost per person for a family style dinner is $13, including gratuity. Make reservations by calling Hal Hagglund at 503-843-2173 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Peace Village summer day camp set for June

Peace Village, a summer day camp which teaches peacebuilding and tolerance skills for children entering second through eighth grades, is slated for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 26-30 at North Valley Friends Church, 4020 N. College St. New this year is a leadership training module for middle school students. Registration is $125; scholarships are available. To register or for more information, call Suzanne Miller at 503-538-7947.

Roger's Landing will close for boat races

Roger's Landing marine park and boat landing will be closed from 5 p.m. May 26 through midnight May 28 for the annual Newberg Boat Races.

Community band performs June 8 at GFU

The Newberg Community Band will celebrate spring with a concert set for 7:30 p.m. June 8 at Bauman Auditorium.  Music will include "Yankee Doodle" by Morton Gould, Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," Ticheli's rendition of "Amazing Grace," the "Dedicatory Overture" by Clifton Williams and more.  For more information, visit www.newbergcommunity band.com or call Marilyn Godfrey at 503-487-7624.

What are your options for long-term care?

The Chehalem Senior Center, 101 W. Foothills Drive, will hold a workshop on long-term care planning called "Know Your Options" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 22. Intended to show people that long-term care planning doesn't have to be overwhelming, the session will answer questions about people's options, including hiring a home care worker, finding placement and how to pay for care. For more information, call 503-537-9404.

Habitat for Humanity could use your help

Although Habitat for Humanity's new ReStore has been dedicated and will open soon, the ministry has ample work remaining to do in constructing homes for low-income folks. To that end Habitat officials put out a plea last week for individual volunteers and groups to work on their current Blaine Street project.

The group builds two days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch provided, on Thursdays for individuals and Saturdays for groups of five to eight volunteers. (Individuals may join if the group is small).

Although no skills are necessary and tools and safety gear are provided, some age restrictions do apply.

For more information, call volunteer/event coordinator Erika Pagel at 503-537-9938, email her at volunteer@ newberghabitat.org or visit www.newberghabitat.org.

Cycle Oregon to host rides in area

McMINNVILLE — State bicycling group Cycle Oregon will hold two of its three group bike rides in Yamhill County this year. It will start off its season with its women-only Joyride June 10, with three routes between 16 and 60 miles all ending at the Dayton-area Stoller Family Estate vineyard, 16161 N.E. McDougall Road. A month later, the group will start its longer Weekender ride from McMinn­ville July 7-9, with three routes of varying lengths going southwest as far as Fort Hill.

The registration fee for the Joyride is $100 and Weekender is $199 for adults and $99 for children.

More information and registration details are available at www.cycleoregon.com.