December 29, 2011

Honoring Mary Louise Kreth

Chehalem Senior Center is honoring Mary Kreth. Mary passed away on Dec. 24, 2011.

Senior Program Specialist Matt Compton said, "It was pretty common for Mary to come to the senior center every day we were open and attended nearly every event we hosted. To say that she was dedicated to the community would be an understatement. Mary was a great friend and will be missed."

Mary started volunteering at the senior center four years ago.

Mary often would help sort books in the library. She managed the ongoing group puzzle and involved herself in every youth activity the senior center has coordinated.

"But most of all, Mary was a great spokesperson for the senior center," said Matt. "She prided herself on being an engaging person. She made it a personal project to meet everyone she could and made sure that every one met knew about the programs and services that we offered."

A memorial service will be held on Friday at the senior center. The immediate family will be holding a private memorial at a later date. Condolences may be send to 18100 Hillside Drive, Newberg, OR 97132.

December 20, 2011

Thank you to our Supporters

CPRD is proud to be part of our community. Our families, friends, visitors, donors, partners, contributors, volunteers and all of our supporters make parks and recreation possible for Newberg and Dundee. There are too many to thank, but here are just some of our supporters this year we are grateful to.

Our recreation program received donations from A-Dec, Attrell’s Newberg Funeral Chapel, Express Employment Professionals, Dr. Whittaker & Dr. Brigman, Hopp, Insurance Agency, Inc., Dutch Bros. Coffee, First Federal Savings and Loan, Newberg Boat Club, Chehalem Valley Transit, Bon App├ętit, Aspen Creek, Showcase of Flowers, Nap’s Thriftway, Wine Country Catering, Cindy Rose Photography this year. These donations will be used to provide scholarships, help fund free events as well as keep costs low.

Early Bird Rotary Club donated benches and pavers for the Dundee Skate Park, pictured below.

We are grateful for the continued support from the Noon Rotary Club and Kiwanis.

Our sports department received donations from Willcuts Realty supporting the youth basketball program this year, from Hagan Hamilton Insurance supporting youth soccer, and from Newberg Community Foundation and Morning Rotary club to help with the restructuring of middle school basketball. We are also very grateful to Sunshine Cleaners for keeping the football uniforms clean and neat.

Community School is grateful for the continued support of Dutch Bros.

Chehalem Senior Center is thankful to event sponsors and continuing supporters Arbor Oaks, Chehalem Springs and Astor House.

Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center brought in an electronic scoreboard this year, thanks to NHS Booster Club, CST, Chehalem Water Polo, Coke Cola and Rotary Club. Rotary also provided funds for scholarships. Providence funded Touch Pads. Kiwanis helped provide scholarships for swim lessons.

Again, there are far too many supporters to list. We are grateful for every contribution of time and resources from our community, and we are grateful to everyone who makes time for themselves to take a mental and physical health break to hang out in one of our parks, take part in a class or activity, and come to our events.

Have a great holiday, and a happy new year.

December 19, 2011

New Shelters at the Dog Park

Three new shelters are going up at the dog park at Ewing Young Historical Park on Blaine Street. Here, Troy puts the finishing touches on the first one.

December 16, 2011

We Want Your CPRD Memories!

Have a comment or special memory related to Chehalem Park and Recreation you would like to share? Have you taken a class that was a great experience for you, made friends on a sports team, had a good time in one of our parks? We'd love to hear about it. Send us your story, and we very well may feature it on our website and/or in publications.

Click here to submit your comment or special memory on the webpage we've dedicated just to collecting CPRD memories.

Tiger Cub Basketball begins Jan 7

Register now for the second session of Tiger Cub Basketball, scheduled to begin Jan 7 at Crater Elementary School.

Tiger Cub Basketball is designed for the youngest of players, in grades K-2. Students will have a fun-filled hour of dribbling, shooting, passing, teamwork, and camaraderie under the direction of Ed McCabe, each Saturday thru February 4.

Class sessions at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. have openings with an early registration fee of $35.00 in-district and $45.00 out-of-district if registered before Dec 31. Tiger Cub’s regular registration fee of $46.00 in-district, $55.00 out-of-district begins on Dec 31. Each participant will receive a basketball the last day of camp.

Register in person at the Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center or online at

For more information, call 503-537-2909.

December 7, 2011

Holiday Swim Lessons & Certification

Holiday (Winter Break) Swim Lessons
This one-week program is skill intensive with each class running 45 minutes with a maximum of 4 children. This student to instructor ratio and extended class time results in greater individual instruction and practice time to maximize the learning process. Register early and save $5.

December 19 - 23
Monday - Friday (mornings)
Ages 4 years and up
Teachers Josie, Kindra and others TBA

Holiday Special - Private Swim Lessons
One-on one-instruction
Monday - Friday, December 19-23
45-minute lessons
Cost $100/$125 (regular value $120/$150)
By appointment only - Call 503-537-2909

Water Safety Instructor (Certification)
The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach Infant, Preschool, and School Age Learn to Swim programs, Basic Water Rescue and Longfellow’s Whale Tales courses. Upon completion of this course the successful candidate will hold a nationally recognized Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification. Course prerequisites will be tested the first day.

December 19 - 23
Monday - Friday, 10-6
Good swimmers, ages 16 years and up
Instructor Tara Franks

December 6, 2011

Holiday Gift Workshop

Take time this season to help a child make an original gift. Choose from a number of projects and prices on a first-come, first-serve basis. Projects usually include working with beads, fabric, wood, ceramics, painting, and more. Also enjoy a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. No need to register in advance.

Ages 5 - 12 (accompanied by an adult)

Chehalem Adult Enrichment Center

101 West Foothills Drive in Newberg

(adjacent to Crater Elementary School)

Wednesday, Dec. 7

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost is per project. Each project is $5 or less.