December 9, 2014

Letters to Santa

Santa wants to hear from you! Please send him a letter. His elves are placing special boxes for your letters at the following locations. Make sure your letter is in there before Wednesday, Dec. 17. 
  • Abby’s Pizza
  • Chehalem Aquatic Center
  • Chehalem Park and Recreation District Office
  • Dundee Fire Station
  • Newberg Public Library

Santa will try to make sure and answer every letter, so please make sure to include your full name and address, and your age. Special stationery for your letter writing is provided at each of the above locations.

December 1, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Jan. 19, 2015

The fourth annual Chehalem Valley Community Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will take place from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19th at Chehalem Cultural Center grand ballroom, with time for free refreshments and socializing after. This is a free, community event for the public.

The program will feature performances from George Fox University violinist Simeon Brown, as well as the First United Methodist Church Choir.


The fourth annual Chehalem Valley Community Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will take place from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19th at Chehalem Cultural Center grand ballroom, with time for free refreshments and socializing after. This is a free, community event for the public.

The program will feature performances from George Fox University violinist Simeon Brown, as well as the First United Methodist Church Choir.

The guest speaker is president of Oregon Black Pioneers, Willie Richardson. The Oregon Black Pioneers is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization based in Salem, founded to do research and educate Oregonians about African-Americans’ contributions to Oregon’s history. Richardson worked for the State of Oregon in a variety of positions before leaving State Government and starting her own businesses.  She founded Willie’s Fashion Hats and More in 1996 and in 2003, A Time For Elegance. She retired in 2010. She has served on numerous boards and commissions, including four years on the Salem-Keizer School Board from 1987 to 1991. 
The guest speaker is president of Oregon Black Pioneers, Willie Richardson. The Oregon Black Pioneers is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization based in Salem, founded to do research and educate Oregonians about African-Americans’ contributions to Oregon’s history. Richardson worked for the State of Oregon in a variety of positions before leaving State Government and starting her own businesses.  She founded Willie’s Fashion Hats and More in 1996 and in 2003, A Time For Elegance. She retired in 2010. She has served on numerous boards and commissions, including four years on the Salem-Keizer School Board from 1987 to 1991. 

November 20, 2014

Fitness & Wellness Open House Thurs., Jan. 8


Come to the
CPRD Fitness and Wellness Open House 
4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 8th
Chehalem Aquatic & Wellness Center

ENTER TO WIN COOL PRIZES
LEARN ABOUT THE MANY ACTIVITIES WE OFFER 
PLAN YOUR FUN PATH FOR HEALTH IN 2015

Thomas Jefferson said, “Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary, because health is worth more than learning.”

Chehalem Park and Recreation District is committed to enhancing fitness and wellness in our community. We all know that good health is key to a good life. Park and rec believes that taking care of yourself should be fun, friendly, and not break the bank.

Experience what CPRD has to offer at the CPRD Fitness and Wellness Open House from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 8th.  Watch or try sample fitness classes, take in demonstrations, get your blood pressure checked, chat with a physical therapist. Door prizes will be given away throughout the event, including membership to the fitness center; massage and acupuncture; certificates for free admission to brand new offerings, including classes on healthy eating, adult jazz dance, deep water exercise, and adult swimming; as well as Zumba and Tai Chi; plus prizes from Chehalem Glenn Golf Course.

“It’s easier to keep moving than to stop and start moving again later,” says Karen Maas, part of the fitness center team at Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center. “Staying active and staying healthy will make it a lot easier to mature further and further. Your mental and spiritual aspects will be healthier if your body is healthier. It’s a healthy philosophy to keep active, to eat right, and we have ways to keep active here.”
 
“Inactivity is the number one cause of morbidity, more than how you diet or other things that you can do for your health,” says Dr. Nathan Phelps, a local physical therapist who offers free monthly events at Chehalem Senior Center. “It all cascades and is the stem of all bad things that can happen to you healthwise. A lot of times, people don’t take care of themselves because they’re taking care of everything else. It’s important for everyone to make time for themselves. You’re better able to tolerate things throughout the day when you’re exercising and moving. Activity lightens your mood.”

CPRD exercise instructors agree. “Tai Chi has helped me get over stressful times in my life,” says Mike Roberts, who teaches Tai Chi with his wife Helen Voong at Chehalem Armory. He says the slow, refined movements help relax muscles and calm the mind while improving balance, strength and flexibility. Mike studied Tai Chi in Malaysia, and taught in Europe for 17 years.
 
CPRD offers an ever-evolving array of activities and services for health, fitness and wellness. Activities throughout the year include various sports, plus Zumba, yoga, horseback riding, ice skating, gymnastics, and of course, Chehalem Glenn Golf Course. At Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center, take advantage of the pool, hot tub, sauna, plus exercise equipment, personal training and massage therapy. People of any age can take advantage of deeply discounted massage, acupuncture, and foot clinics at Chehalem Senior Center. CPRD offers CPR, First Aid and AED certification classes each month. To learn more, attend the open house Jan. 8th or visit cprdnewberg.org.

This article appeared in the January 2014 issue of Chehalem Business Connection, a special publication from Newberg Graphic.

November 19, 2014

All-day CARE Thanksgiving week

Our popular all-day CARE will be offered Nov. 24, 25, and 26, with excursions to Safari Sam's, Salem Children's Museum, Critter Cabana and more. For registration, contact us at 503.537.2909 or 503.538.7454, or visit Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center.


November 18, 2014

Sports Victories!

Football - Newberg 5th and 6th grades Blue team defeated West Linn Gold to claim the Perch/Pacific Division Championship Nov. 8 at Aloha H.S. stadium by a score of 20 - 8. Newberg defeated Oregon City 14 - 0 in the series finals, to advance to the championship game, finishing the season with a 9 - 1 record. Congratulations to all players, coaches and parents!

Water Polo - Congratulations to the NHS Boys Water Polo - Oregon HS Water Polo 6A Champions! This is our very own parks supervisor, Jim McMaster's 31st high school state championship as head coach!


November 5, 2014

Basketball officials needed

Basketball officials are needed for adult, middle school, and youth leagues. Games are during the week and weekend, starting mid November through early March. Application deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 15.

Pay is $10 - $35 per game.

For more information, contact Mark Martin at martini@cprdnewberg.org or Mike Garrity at mgarrity@cprdnewberg.org or call the registration desk at 503.537.2909.

Download application at cprdnewberg.org under employment, or pick one up at the registration desk at Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center at 1802 Haworth Ave. in Newberg.

Pool renovation and M 36-170

Thank you, voters and Chehalem Pool Committee! As of Wednesday, Nov. 5th, Measure 36-170 stood at 62% Yes and 38% No, in favor of renovating Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center!

Follow results at Yamhill County Elections.

What happens next

  • Election results are certified in Yamhill County Elections Office, and then ratified by CPRD Board of Directors at the next regular Board meeting in January.
  • Internal staff meeting on Nov. 10th with Board counsel to set standards for issuing bonds.
  • Request for Qualifications which Board has already authorized for release is published (to appear in Newberg Graphic on Nov. 12)
  • After RFQ is complete, Request for Proposals will be released.
  • Public information process will invite comments from public on submitted design.
  • Break ground on construction target 2015
  • Open doors 2018
To follow updates, visit our webpage devoted to the pool renovation.  This is still early in the process, but we will be adding all updates to this page.

If you have questions, please contact us at 971.832.4222 or 503.537.2909.