May 23, 2011

Main Event Summer Registration Fair

Chehalem Glenn Golf CourseParents with their Newborn Dirt BabiesMore talent from CPRD programming!The crowdGetting some privacyCPRD staffers

Some snapshots from the Main Event on May 21, 2011. It was great seeing everyone who turned out for the party!

May 16, 2011

Public Meeting on the Cultural District

Please visit the new webpage for this project.

When: 6:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 12
Where: Newberg Public Library

NEWBERG, Ore. – A public meeting to discuss conceptual plans for the area known as the Cultural District will be held 6:30 pm. Wed., Oct. 12 in Newberg Public Library.

Architects from Hennebery Eddy and Landscape Architects from Mayer/Reed will present conceptual plans derived from the input from the community and ideas and concepts from the Project for Public Spaces workshops held in recent months.

Topics will include potential for land use within the four-block district, district identity, festivals and events, parking and circulation.


In the center of Newberg, a place is being reborn. For years, the area surrounding the Newberg Public Library and Central School has been a civic destination for the community. With the development of the Chehalem Cultural Center and Rotary Centennial Park the area has continued to grow. Today, along with the library, this area has become known as the Cultural District.

The vision of the City of Newberg, Chehalem Park and Recreation District, Newberg Downtown Coalition, neighbors and stakeholders is to identify and strengthen the cultural district as a gathering place where people discover the literary, artistic, and historical culture of the area, attend a class or program, check out books, view an exhibit, participate in a community event, or simply sit on a bench and visit with a friend.

For details, visit

May 10, 2011

It's almost time for the Summer Main Event!

The Main Event - our summer registration fair for CPRD, Chehalem Cultural Center, and PCC - is just three weeks away, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21st at Chehalem Cultural Center.

Each of our departments is cooking up fun things for you. Here's a sneak peek at just some of the things we're working on.

- Did you know we're offering a two-day beer brewing class, taught by a microbiology professor, just in time for Father's Day? The instructor will be there to tell you all about it!

- Free massages, again - because who couldn't benefit from ten minutes of aaaaahhhh? This is the Gentle Touch massage.

- Chi Gong demonstrations you can join in

- Math Night activities, just four days away from the big Math Night itself

-Musical Theater will perform again, thank you Community School...

- Zumba, Zumba, Zumba! Come rock out the gym with mini dance parties all day long. This is what made people say "The party is in the gym!" at the last Main Event.

- Chehalem Paddle Launch will be there with kayaks to introduce to our area's own kayak rental program which is launching this summer. Seriously! Did you know? You will after May 21st.

And we're stuffing CPRD prize bags with vouchers for every single department, plus a sports Main Event sized T-shirt. We'll give away prize bags to the first 50 people to sign up for any activity during the event.

There will be much more, to be sure. Mark you calendar. We're looking forward to seeing you!

May 9, 2011

Public meeting on Schaad Park

A neighborhood informational meeting will be held on the future of Schaad Park at 6 p.m. this Thursday, May 12th. We'll gather near the sign on the park property on Eagle Street, near Chehalem Glenn Golf Course. Learn about the amenities planned for this future neighborhood park.

Two public meetings on Newberg Cultural District

Two neighborhood informational meetings will be held this week on the proposed redesign of the Newberg Cultural District (the area around Newberg Public Library and Chehalem Cultural Center). All are welcome.

7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11
10 a.m. Saturday, May 14

Both meetings will be held in the gym at Chehalem Cultural Center.

May 8, 2011

Mom & Son Totally Awesome ‘80s Dance Party

Last chance to sign up - we need more moms and sons to sign up or we may have to cancel this fun event.

Whether dressing for the ‘80s is your costume or normal dress or if you prefer formal, we want you there. Enjoy fun activities and games, tubular ‘80s music and dancing, a casual meal and professional photo. Sons of all ages, bring your mom or significant mother figure.

Price is per person - Each “mom” and son must register individually. Price Includes

  • Casual Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Dessert
  • 1 5x7" Professional Photo per couple (Pictures will be available for pick up approx 4 weeks after the dance at the CPRD Aquatic Center)
  • Three hours of music provided by local DJ
  • Fun games and activities
  • Best of all, an amazing bonding opportunity for Mom and Son.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Chehalem Youth Center 620 N. Morton Street in Newberg

Activity Number: 4111.3800

Early Registration Fee: $18.00 Early Out-of-District: $22.00
Regular Registration Fee: $28.00 Regular Out-of-District: $32.00

Sign up by calling Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center at 503-537-2909.