June 13 community briefs
Relay for Life of Newberg team t-shirt pick-up set
Relay for Life team T-shirt pickup will coincide with a fundraiser set for 5 to 10 p.m. June 20 at La Sierra Mexican restaurant in Dundee. Twenty percent of sales that evening will go to Newberg Relay for Life. T-shirts will be available for teams to pick up from 6 to 8 p.m. during the fundraiser.
Youth Mental Health First Aid training set
Newberg High School will host a Youth Mental Health First-Aid training seminar from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 30 in the school library. The course is open to anyone 18 or older, but is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people ages 12-18, including teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders and other citizens.
Summer meals program kicks off June 18
The Newberg School District's summer meal program will begin June 18 and run Monday through Friday until Aug. 24. The program will operate at five different sites around town, including for both breakfast and lunch at Edwards Elementary School. Breakfast will run from 8 to 8:30 a.m., with lunch to follow from 11 a.m. to noon. Four other sites around town will host lunch Monday through Friday, including Pool Park and Deskins Commons from 11 a.m. to 11:30. The Newberg Public Library will serve lunch from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., with a final session running from 12:30 to 12:45 p.m. at Ewing Young Park. There is no charge for children ages 1 to 18 and no application to fill out.
For more information, call Nutrition Services at 503-554-5016.
NW Natural issuing in credits to customers
NW Natural Gas is issuing $11.6 million in credits to its Oregon customers. The average residential customer will see a credit of roughly $12 in their June bill. The bill credits are based upon NW Natural's pipeline capacity management and use of the company's underground natural gas storage facility in Mist. For more information, visit website www.nwnatural.com.
Disability support group forms in Newberg
A support group for people with transitional or long-term disabilities is being formed in Newberg. Those interested in joining may meet at 5 p.m. Saturday at Social Goods, 500 E. First St. Caregivers are also welcome. For more information, call Allie at 503-686-5961.
Primozich will speak before Republican group
Caregiver Support Group for those caring for an older adult in the area
Providence Community Connections & Faith in Action has changed the location of its caregiver support group, held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays, to the Community Connections office at 310 Villa Road, Suite 110. The group offers a safe place for any one caring for a loved one to share their experience, gain support and find guidance from others on a similar journey. No registration is required and drop-ins are welcome. Call 503-537-1549 for more information.