July 29, 2010

Youth Football Gear Hand-out

Youth Football - Gear hand-out is Monday, Aug. 2nd from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for 7th and 8th graders, Tuesday for 5th + 6th graders, Wed for 3rd + 4th graders at the CPRD Office on 125 Elliott Road. For players who cannot make that, a special gear hand out will be held Aug. 9th 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

July 26, 2010

5K Run Results are Out

Results of the 2010 Old Fashioned Festival 5K Run and Walk are posted. Congratulations to all who participated!

Photo highlights from Old-Fashioned Festival

Thanks to all who stopped by the CPRD booth during the festival. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We're already planning ways to improve our booth next year. Have any ideas? We'd love to hear them. Please post below.

July 23, 2010

Timeless Fun at Old Fashioned Festival

Old Fashioned Festival is in full swing. Here are a few pictures from our booth.

Ready for the Dog Costume Contest

Newberg City Manager Daniel Danicic stops by the CPRD booth
CPRD Superintendant Don Clements answers questions

Youth Quake Works on CPRD Parks

As part of a camp at George Fox University this week, Youth Quake middle school student volunteers gathered from Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Idaho performed community service at CPRD parks. We extend a big THANK YOU to Youth Quake!

Here is the breakdown.

Chehalem Cultural Center – 10 volunteers spread barkdust and weeded

Adult Enrichment Center – 10 volunteers spread barkdust and weeded

Buckley Park – 20 volunteers spread 96 yards of new cedar chips in the playground

Armory Park – 20 volunteers spread 100 yards of new cedar chips in the playground

Friends Park - 30 volunteers removed several hundred yards of invasive Himalayan blackberries as high as 15' from an old chainlink fence so that the fence can be taken out and the park developed.

Ewing Young Dog Park Progress

Friday, volunteers helped us set fenceposts in the future dog park at Ewing Young Historical Park - at the end of newly-paved Blaine Street.

July 22, 2010

Sneak Peek at the New CPRD Website

We'll be giving a sneak peek at our website redesign during Old Fashioned Festival. Stop by our booth and watch the video that will appear on the homepage. We'll also be giving demonstrations intermittently throughout the festival.

The new website will launch this fall. We're pretty excited about it and hope you will be, too!

Name These People, Win a Prize

Stop by our booth at Old-Fashioned Festival Thursday through Sunday and take a shot at winning a prize. We've got some photographs from years past of folks involved in Chehalem Park & Rec activities. See how many you can identify. You could win an 18-hole round of golf at Chehalem Glenn Golf Course, a pass for four people to a public swim at the Aquatic Center, or another cool CPRD prize.

(This photo is just one from the contest. You cannot win the prize by naming the people in it online, but if you do know who they are, you're welcome to write it in the comments for bragging rights!)

July 21, 2010

Dog Costume Contest Thursday

Bring your dog (dressed up or not) to the 2010 Regarding Rover Dog Costume Contest Thursday, July 22nd. Come to the Renne Tennis Court (next to Edward’s school) right after the Children's Parade.

There will be prizes for best costume for small, medium and large dog. You can enter the contest at the event—no need to pre-register. Gather information on local pet products and services. Should be a fun evening for all!

Event opens at 6:30 p.m.

Contest begins at 7:00 p.m.

July 20, 2010

Now 2 Billiards Tables at Adult Enrichment Center

If you come to the Adult Enrichment Center on a Tuesday or a Friday morning, you should consider bringing your pool cue with you. Last week the center received a wonderful present from one of our volunteers - a gorgeous little pool table to complement our Olhausen tournament-grade table.

We have many wonderful people who play pool with us on a regular basis. They do a great job of making sure that everyone gets to play, and everyone gets help if they need it. But even the most patient pool player will start to get a little restless while waiting to rotate 12 people on one table. Jackie Hedges and Don Olesen had a solution. Thanks in large part to their efforts, the center now has a second pool table.

I started playing pool here about two years ago. It took a long time before I finally got a guest of ours to accept my invitation to play a game. Lillian had never played pool before and was not convinced that this would be something that she would be interested in doing. It literally took months of playing by myself before she agreed to play. It took half of one game for her to decide that this game was something that she enjoyed. We have not been able to get her to leave ever since. I, for one, could not be happier.

What started off as a one-man show has quickly grown into a program full or character - and characters. Jackie didn’t just donate a pool table to the Adult Enrichment Center. She gave us the capacity to include new friends in the game that we love to play. Thank you, Jackie. For anyone wondering, Lillian still plays pool with us. In fact, she beat me three times today.

July 19, 2010

Come See Us at Old Fashioned Festival!

It's time! Thursday through Sunday this week is Newberg's annual Old Fashioned Festival, and we have some fun things planned for the CPRD booth. Stop by for a sneak peek at the new CPRD website, to launch this fall. Win a prize by identifying people in photographs from bygone days of the District. Talk with our staff and board members, pick up a Dundee Skate Park T-shirt, and more. We've also got some sweet things we're getting ready for the parade. See you there!

July 16, 2010

CPRD Paves Blaine St. to Ewing Young Park

CPRD paved Blaine Street from West 9th Street Thursday, smoothing the way for travelers to Ewing Young Historical CPRD Park. This stretch of road had been dirt and gravel until now.

Ewing Young Historical Park is home to a 12-hole Disc Golf course, Bicycle Motorcross (BMX) Track, skate park, and the future dog park, which is being built at the entrance to the park. (Drive down the newly paved road and you can get a peek at the progress.)

The District has long wanted to do this in order to reduce dust raising during dry months and make a safer, more pleasant trip to the park. Because the park is frequented by bicyclists and skateboarders, this will benefit more travelers than just automobile drivers.

July 7, 2010

Congressman Wu Visits Cultural Center

Congressman David Wu visited the Chehalem Cultural Center July 7th and picked up some berries at the Newberg Farmers' Market on his way in. CPRD is grateful for his support in transforming this schoolhouse into a blossoming arts center. Have you been in lately?