July 25, 2011

July Board Meeting

The next regular CPRD Board of Directors meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at

Dundee City Hall
620 SW 5th Street
Dundee, OR 97115.

Public is welcome.

New Chehalem Heritage Trails URL

There is a new URL for the Chehalem Heritage Trails website - www.chehalemtrails.org. You can also reach this page from the CPRD website as usual.

August Neighborhood Meetings on Cultural District Redesign

The next neighborhood public information meetings on the Proposed Newberg Cultural District Redesign are scheduled to be held in the gym at Chehalem Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10th and 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 13th.

These meetings are to bring the neighborhood up-to-date on progress and continue discussion.

To visit the information page for this project, click here and consider bookmarking it for future reference.

If you have questions, please contact Mike Ragsdale at (503) 201-2916 or Kat Ricker at CPRD at (971) 832-4222.

July 22, 2011

Chehalem Paddle Launch partnership celebration

The Newberg Ford Institute Leadership Program Cohort 2 threw an appreciation program on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Chehalem Paddle Launch in Dundee. The event, like the project itself, was a great celebration of partnerships. Have you been to the launch and kayaked or canoed yet?

July 11, 2011

Sign up for super AKA Science classes now!

CPRD Recreation is pleased to bring you these AKA Science classes.

Weather Inspectors

Why is the sky blue? Is there a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow? How did the three little pigs’ house blow over? Answer these questions and more as you fly through the clouds, create a thunderstorm, and drift along as the wind carries you from one adventure to another.
  • Ages 5-7 years
  • Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • July 19 - 22
  • CPRD 125 S Elliott Road
  • Early: $70/$84 Regular $80/$94

Weather Watchers

Make waves as you explore our changing earth. Twirl through a tornado, create your own lightening bolts, build a volcano and feel the earth shake through fun, hands-on activities.
  • Ages 7-9 years
  • Tuesday - Friday 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
  • July 19 - 22
  • CPRD 125 S Elliott Road
  • Early: $70/$84 Regular $80/$94

Natural Disasters

Earthquakes rumble across the Earth, lava oozes from volcanoes, and towns disappear with one twist of a tornado. Discover how the weather and our world work behind the scenes to give us exciting natural shows. Learn how the earth moves, the wind blows and how waves form through exciting hands-on experiments.
  • Ages 9-12 years
  • Tuesday - Friday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • July 19 - 22
  • CPRD 125 S Elliott Road
  • Early: $70/$84 Regular $80/$94

Summer Sizzles with Community School!

There are lots of fun and educational things going on through Community School right now.

Upcoming Classes & Camps

• SummerFest is almost here. “Color My World” classes will explore Fine Arts and Culture from other continents
• Dance Dance Dance (balance, flexibility, poise and cardio)
• Sing Out! Middle School Summer Choir
• Scholarships available

SummerFest classes are taught by George Fox University Master of Arts in Teaching students. Always full of high-energy, hands-on activities and fun, kids love this week-long afternoon camp at Edwards Elementary July 18-22. Sign up today.

Ages 7-9

Color My World – Japan
Take a trip to the exciting islands of Japan. During our journey together, you’ll have the opportunity to try out your new chopsticks, make your own kind of special seal, and maybe even learn a few words of Japanese! Through crafts and stories, games and activities, you’ll walk away with a greater knowledge and interest of this fascinating and rich culture.

Color My World – Egypt
Hop on your camel and let’s get ready to explore. We’re on our way through Egypt to find mummies, pyramids, Pharaohs, and much more. You will have the opportunity to make Egyptian headdresses, build your own pyramid, write your name in hieroglyphics and explore the curse of the Pharaohs. These are just a few of the fun activities, so join us on our journey through Egypt!

Color My World – South Pacific
Come fly with us to the Hawaiian and Polynesian Islands. Stops along the way also include New Zealand and Fiji. Explore the islands culture through Hawaiian Legends, Tiki Masks, Native foods, language and the art of Hula dancing. Let us show you what the Aloha spirit is all about.

Ages 9-11

Color My World – North Africa
Welcome to the Mediterranean! This is your gateway to a culture filled with mystery and history. Let’s explore through rhythm, drama, arts & crafts! We will learn about their language, scenery, and symbols. Find out how students in Morocco live, and why this place brings out the best in you!

Color My World, India – Namaste
Welcome to India, the land of elephants, beaded jewels and mythical stories. Come find hidden treasures with us! This week we’ll be exploring the depth of riches in historical and cultural life in India, through the importance of animal life to the populace, the ceremonial dress and architecture, and traditional food and dance. Your children will bring home stories, beads, and masks, and wonderful memories and an understanding of India.


Dance is creative and aerobic. Develop a love of dance in your child now and they’ll be hooked for a lifetime. High-energy dance camps are performance-oriented and open for registration now.

Sing with other students in this middle school version of a glee club. Students will practice singing in parts, develop their pitch and learn breathing techniques to help develop performance skills. Class begins July 18.

Art Exploration on George Fox University campus
Stained "glass", nature drawing, origami, bead-making, modgepodge and clay fun. Art Extravaganza Camps are filling up.

Explore the Great Outdoors in a forest classroom
Green Scene and Walk on the Wild Side camps are coming up. Don't miss the fun.

Scholarships are available; inquire when you register in person at Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center.

July 8, 2011

Sign up for Soccer

It’s time to register for fall soccer!

Registration is open for grades K – 6 until Aug. 8th. Early registration discount is available through Aug. 1st.

Registration for middle school students is open through Sept. 9th.

You can register online at www.cprdnewberg.org, by phone at (503) 537-2909, or in person at Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center.

Soccer is the most popular sports activity at CPRD. This year, depending on how many players register, CPRD aims to break out the following leagues:

• Kindergarten
• First grade
• Second grade
• Third and fourth grades (together)

Interested in coaching?

Interested in coaching? A mandatory coaches’ meeting will be held Aug. 15th at 6 p.m. at CRPD Administration Office. Additionally, persons interested in coaching K – 2 must attend a training meeting Aug. 17th, and persons interested in coaching grades 3 – 6 must attend a training meeting on Aug. 22nd – the time and place will be announced at the coaches’ meetings.

July 1, 2011

Discover Yamhill Valley writer paddles Chehalem Paddle Launch!

Here's a great blog post by Liz, a first-time kayaker we had the fun of taking out at Chehalem Paddle Launch.

(excerpt) ...She fitted me with a lifejacket, paddle and kayak. There are 14-foot and 12-foot boats. I chose the shorter, more stable length. She gave me a thorough and informative safety rundown, carried my boat to the water and helped me launch. At the very moment Melissa warned me about the deep mud at the bank, I sunk in ankle deep. So watch out for that.