March 31, 2011

CPRD Seeks Gymnastics Instructors

Chehalem Park and Recreation District is seeking Gymnastics Instructors to teach recreation gymnastic classes for youth ages 3-18 years of age. Applicant must be self-motivated, disciplined and be able to work with a wide range of ages and abilities. Pay will range from $14.00-$20.00 an hour based on experience, qualifications and certifications.

Go to our website for full details.

March 30, 2011

Surplus Lights Available

Need lights for your shop? We have the following surplus light fixtures for sale. We are in the process of upgrading to more energy-efficient fixtures.

Used Light Fixtures

  • General purpose 4-lamp T40 lensed troffer grid fixtures) $20 each
  • Strip lights with two fluorescent bulbs of various lengths $10.00 each
  • Wrap-around fluorescent fixtures $10.00 each
Lights are in good condition and would be excellent in a shop or garage setting. The troffer fixtures can be reset into a suspended grid ceiling or hung as is. More than 100 fixtures available. Contact Jim McMaster at (503) 209-2222.

March 29, 2011

New! Triathlon Swim Training

You wanted it - We're bringing it. Sign up now for our Triathlon Swim Prep program. Improve your swim skills, learn additional strokes, and make the first leg of your first triathlon a positive experience.

6 - p.m. Saturdays
Session 1 - April 2 - 16
Session 2 - May 7 - 21
Pre-registration required
Coach: Josie Giddings

New - Afternoon Tweedle Bugs Gymnastics

Now you have an afternoon option for taking your youngster to Tweedle Bugs Gymnastics. Two classes have been added to the spring schedule.

Ages 3 - 4
  • Tuesdays 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Chehalem Armory
  • April 4 - 26
  • May 3 - 24
  • Early $49/$59
  • Regular $59/$69

Children will explore the basics of gymnastics and tumbling through play, with emphasis on balance, strength, flexibility, confidence, body awareness and social skills. Must be potty-trained.

Ages 4 - 5

  • Thursdays 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Chehalem Armory
  • April 7 - 28
  • May 5 - 26
  • Same prices apply

March 17, 2011

Newberg Youth Football Meeting for Parents & Prospective Coaches

What: Public meeting
When: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Where: Newberg High School Commons

Parents of youth football players and anyone interested in coaching are encouraged to attend this important information meeting for Newberg Youth Football. This program is seeking coaches, especially at the 3rd and 4th grade level. It is important to attend even if you are just considering coaching. Questions are welcome. There will be door prizes.

Starting this season, all local youth football participants from 3rd to 8t grade will play in the Tualatin Valley Youth Football League. This is a Chehalem Park and Recreation District program. Early football registration opens April 1st and ends May 15th. Registration closes June 15th. Online registration must be completed at

March 16, 2011

Board of Directors March Meeting

The next regular board meeting of CPRD Board of Directors will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 24th at Chehalem Community Center at 501 West 2nd Street in Newberg. The public is welcome.

March 2, 2011

Photos from The Main Event

If you didn't make it out to The Main Event on Saturday, put on by CPRD, PCC and Chehalem Cultural Center, you missed a great time! Check out our photo album. Thank you to all 600 of you who came and partied with us.

Mark your calendars for the next Main Event - our summer sign-up party - May 21st at Chehalem Cultural Center. You can see demonstrations of our classes, take a mini "Flash Class" to sample a class for free, speak with the instructors at our Experts' Panel or just stop by for a snack and some fun crafts and activities for yourself and your kids!

Chehalem Heritage Trails Public Information Meeting

Public informational meeting on Phase One of proposed Chehalem Heritage Trails

6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8th

Adult Enrichment Center
101 West Foothills Drive
Newberg, Oregon 97132
(Adjacent to Crater Elementary School)

Chehalem Park and Recreation District is holding a public meeting on the Master Plan for Phase 1 of proposed Chehalem Heritage Trails. Public comments are welcome.

Phase One would develop approximately 20 miles of trail connecting Dundee and Newberg along Dayton Avenue, paralleling lower and middle Hess Creek, and linking the Willamette River waterfronts in Newberg and Dundee through pedestrian, bicycle, and multiuse trails.

This meeting will update the public on the progress of the Master Plan for Phase 1 (slated for completion in early 2011). This plan identifies the trail route, where easements will be needed across private property, plus preliminary engineering and cost estimates.

The Advisory Committee met four times and has concluded. Members include representatives from Dundee, Newberg, Yamhill County, Oregon State Parks, George Fox University, and more.

Vigil-Agrimis, Inc., a Portland-based design firm that leads parks and trails projects, is leading a consultant team assisting CPRD with preliminary design for the proposed trail. Paul Agrimis is the project manager for the consultant team.

To learn more about the Chehalem Heritage Trail, contact Kat Ricker at 971.832.4222 or visit

To learn more about Vigil-Agrimis, Inc., contact Marketing Coordinator Carissa Kuhnel at 503-274-2010 or visit