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Legislators will hold town hall meetings, Relay organizers want to catch up, band will stage last concert of the summer

Noble and Post to hold town hall Aug. 8

State Reps. Ron Noble and Bill Post will hold a joint town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St.

The pair will provide an overview of the recently closed legislative session and take questions from constituents.

"With the 2017 session behind us and the 2018 (session) a few months away, now is a great time for our community to get together for a discussion about some of the policies coming out of Salem and how they impact Oregonians," Noble said in a press release. "I'm looking forward to this forum and to having the opportunity to hear directly from members of our community."

Noble represents Dundee, Carlton, Lafayette, McMinn­ville, Yamhill and Hillsboro, while Post represents Newberg, St. Paul and Keizer.

For more information about the town hall, call Noble's chief of staff, Pam Thompson, at 1-503-986-1424 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Relay organizers will hold wrap-up meeting

Relay for Life will hold a wrap-up meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 in the community room at First Federal, 121 N. Edwards St. Those interested in sharing ideas for next year's event are encouraged to attend as the committee would welcome hearing from people involved this year.

Community band will play Thursday at the university

The Newberg Community Band will perform its last concert of the summer at 7 p.m. Thursday at the outdoor amphitheater at George Fox University (in case of extreme heat, the concert will be moved to Bauman Auditorium). Headlined "Hollywood and Broadway Highlights … And a March," the program will feature Richard Rodger tunes from movies including "Grease," "Mamma Mia," "Beauty and the Best" and "Catch Me If You Can," as well as Sousa's "Washington Post March."

For more information, visit www.newbergcommunity band.com.

Children's organization will hold picnic

The Yamhill Community Care Organization's Early Learning Hub will hold a family picnic from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Discovery Meadows Park in McMinnville and again at the same time Aug. 16 at Jaquith Park in Newberg.

Attendance is not limited to those under the Oregon Health Plan; all families are welcome. Activities are designed for children ages 2 to 5, but older children are welcome as well.

The Early Learning Hub is tasked by the state to coordinate early childhood services, to prepare children to arrive at school ready to succeed, and to support healthy families, according to a press release.

For more information about the program or the picnics, visit www.yamhil learlylearning.org/ or call Jenn Richter, early learning program administrator, at 1-503-376-7421 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

City still accepting applications for large TLT grants

The city of Newberg is calling for applications for its new Marketing Grant Program aimed at boosting projects and programs that will draw tourists to Newberg.

With up to $430,000 to spend this year in Transient Lodging Tax funds — taxes paid on overnight stays at hotels or other accommodations in town — the program offers grants of more than $10,000 to businesses and organizations able to demonstrate a grant will help them draw tourists from more than 50 miles away to stay overnight in town. The city will accept applications through 4:30 p.m. Oct. 9. More information and application materials are available at http://bit.ly/2urlb5O.

Newberg Community Band will hold Music Lab for Kids at the library

The Newberg Community Band will hold its annual Music Lab for Kids at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the Newberg Public Library.

The music lab, according to a press release, "is bigger than ever and gives kids a chance to hear and try out a variety of instruments that they may not find anywhere else in Newberg."

The band, under the guidance of Dick Elliott, will perform a short concert, an "instrument petting zoo" and provide many opportunities for photos.

Details can be found at newbergcommunityband.com.

Safety Town coming Aug. 7-11 at the armory

The Chehalem Park and Recreation District and the Newberg-Dundee Police Department will partner to host the five-day Safety Town camp for children entering kindergarten or first grade Aug. 7-11 at the Chehalem Armory Center, 620 N. Morton.

The camp will run daily from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and includes presentations and activities about personal, bicycle, pedestrian, fire, water, animal, electrical and school bus safety, as well as poison awareness and calling 9-1-1.

Cost is $60 for district residents ($70 for out of district) with a $10 discount for registering early. To register, call 503-537-2909, stop by the Chehalem Aquatic Center or visit www.cprdnewberg.org.

For more information, call Matt Compton at 503-519-5747.

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