Garden club on hand at Francis Square during First Friday

The Chehalem Garden Club will be featured during this week’s First Friday Art Walk. The club will assemble from 5 to 9 p.m. in Francis Square with garden art, botanical-themed jewelry and samples of herbs from the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum garden, which the club maintains. There will also be container planting demonstrations.

For more information, call Suzanne Miller at 503-538-7947.

Self-defense workshop set for Saturday at C.S. Lewis

A free self-defense workshop is set for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at C.S. Lewis School, 609 Wynooski St.

The event, sponsored by Advocare, will teach awareness, safe distance, verbal and physical self-defense tools, basic self-defense techniques, strategies to build on in the event of a confrontation and the three Cs: confidence, calmness and competence.

For more information, email Wendy Roberts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sabria Salewski at [email protected]

It’s simple: Give blood, save lives

ST. PAUL — The St. Paul Fire Department will hold an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the fire hall, 4233 Church Ave.

No appointment is necessary, although personal identification is required. Donors must be a minimum of 17 years old, although a 16-year-old can donate with parental consent. They must also be in good health and weigh at least 110 pounds. For more information about eligibility to donate, call the American Red Cross at 1-800-REDCROSS or visit

For more information, call Carol at 503-633-4141 or Mary Ellen at 503-633-8341.

Faith in Action’s Kids’ Day Out set for Saturday at JAES

Faith in Action is holding “Kids’ Day Out,” a respite care event for families caring for a child ages 3-11 with disabilities or chronic health conditions, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Joan Austin Elementary School. Registration is required and must be done by May 31. Families will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, including registration forms, call Deana Vanden Hoek at 503-537-1471, email her at deana. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Band will perform in concert

The Newberg Community Band will perform its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Bauman Auditorium on the campus of George Fox University. The McMinnville Second Winds Band will also perform. Music will include marches, pops and favorites, and the combined bands will play together for the finale. For more information, visit www.newbergcommunity

Bonamici schedules town hall meeting in Newberg

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici will hold a town hall meeting, one of eight, at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Newberg Center of Portland Community College, 135 Werth Blvd.

Bonamici will update attendees on her work in Congress and take questions.

“These town halls are an excellent opportunity to hear directly from my constituents about the issues that they value most,” she said. “I encourage all my constituents to attend and participate.”

The congresswoman’s staff will be on hand as well to assist citizens with questions or complaints about federal agencies.

Newberg Driving School now open for summer courses

The Newberg Driving School is now signing up students with their driver’s permit for summer courses.

Classes are small and highly interactive and may qualify participants for a discount on insurance.

Students will participate in a week of driving instruction and complete a take-home packet to receive a certificate of completion. The course is taught by NHS teacher and coach Brandon Ramey.

For more information, visit the organization’s website at www.newbergdriving or email newbergdrivingschool

‘Celebration of Hope’ will benefit ACS and Relay for Life

Tickets are now available for Maggie-Lou’s “Celebration of Hope,” an event to support the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life of Newberg. The event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Chehalem Cultural Center and will include food, a silent auction, beer by Golden Valley Brewery, wine by August Cellars and live music performed by Nobody’s Sweetheart. Tickets are available online at or by calling Teresa at 503-720-2418 or Tom at 503-780-0237.

Garden club hosts herb event

The Dundee Gardening Club will host a herb themed event including showing “Making Herbs Simple,” pizzas available from Red Hills Market featuring fresh herbs and Oregon Olive Mill oil and an olive oil tasting. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. June 8 at the Dundee Community Center.

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