August 31, 2012

Walker & Wheel Chair Safety Check

8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wed., Sept. 5 Free

Do you have a walker, wheel chair or a power chair? Bring it to Chehalem Senior Center for a free safety check and minor maintenance and repair. Have a professional make sure that bolts are tightened and assure that your brakes are in good repair. There is no charge.

August 30, 2012

Recreation updates

Check out all new offerings on our Recreation webpage. Here are a few highlights.

Croptoberfest Scrapbook Event!  Grab a friend and join us for this fun 12 hour event.  Bring your photos and scrapbook supplies and get ready to be amazed with all you can accomplish in a day. 

What's New?  

Middle School Dance Team - Taught by NHS Tiger Riot Coach Cheryl Baltzell

Middle School Gymnastics - For middle school students who have always wanted to try out gymnastics but have only wanted to practice with teens their own age.

Adult Jazz Dance - A class designed for fun, grown up style, with low impact jazz in a variety of styles.

Gymnastics classes have a new look!  Welcome to our new gymnastics instructor, Miranda Thatch.  Miranda will be teaching Level 1-4 gymnastics starting in September.  Class titles are slightly different but you can expect the same great classes.   

August 29, 2012

New! Silver Age Yoga - Try it for Free!

A safe and relaxing way to

  • Improve your balance 
  • Increase your flexibility 
  • Strengthen your body 
  • Recover joint mobility 
  • Expand your sense of well-being 

Silver Age Yoga is a unique yoga program designed for seniors that combines Hatha yoga with principles of healthy aging. This nationally recognized program is designed to empower seniors to take charge of their own health by addressing typical age-related health issues such as arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes and depression. Meditation is used to address stress, while postures address flexibility, balance, strength and joint mobility.

What sets Silver Age Yoga apart from other yoga disciplines is its ability to adapt to the limitations and strengths of those who are practicing.

Come and enjoy TWO FREE SILVER YOGA CLASSES and meet instructor Theresa Carrol! 

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 
3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30

Go to Chehalem Senior Center now to sign up now for the following fall classes.

Tuesday Silver Age Yoga with Theresa Carrol
Tuesdays 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 4 to Oct. 25
$45 for nine sessions

Thursday Silver Age Yoga with Theresa Carrol
Thursdays 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sept. 6 to Oct. 25
$40 for eight sessions

Special Offer: Register for both the Tuesday and Thursday class for $65.

August 16, 2012

2012 Newberg Open Tennis Draws

Here is the draw schedule for the 2012 Newberg Open Tennis Tournament.

JAC = Jaquith Park
GFU = George Fox University

Things to Note

  • Courts will be open at 8 a.m. both days. 
  • Players are required to bring a new can of balls for each registered event. 
  • Tournament rules will be distributed at check-in on Saturday.
  • Due to construction at Newberg High School, matches will be played at Jaquith Park at 1215 N. College St., and George Fox University - courts are located at the south end of the track, near Wheeler Sports Center. 
  • Each player will receive a free lunch ticket for Saturday, Aug. 18th. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jaquith Park. 
  • Questions or concerns, please contact CPRD during business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M - F) at (503) 537-2909. 

Draws for 2012 Newberg Open Tennis Tournament

Alice Luo to Compete in London 2012 Paralympic Games

A familiar face to the morning crew at our pool will compete on the world stage. Alice Luo will compete in the London 2012 Paralympic Games, which is the second-largest sporting event in the world, second only to the Olympics.

Alice trains at Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center with her coach Mark Maxwell, who was head coach for the U.S. Paralympic Swim Team in 1996 and 2000.

Alice has been an elite swimming competitor off and on her entire life. She first competed as a Taiwanese Olympian. Her life changed in 2002 when an injury left her partially paralyzed, but it was only a matter of time until her champion nature had her competing at elite levels again – and winning.

She competed in the 2008 Paralympics in Bejing, set a world record in 2009 in multiple events in Rio in the Short Course Worlds event, and in 2010 she won a gold medal in the 100-yard breast stroke at the Asian Games in China. That same year, she took two sixth places in the Long Course Worlds event in the Netherlands.

“I love to play in the water,” says Alice. “I like to win.”

Information from the London 2012 Paralympic Games website

Featuring a total of 600 athletes competing for 148 medals, Swimming will be the second biggest competition at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The classification for the sport includes categories for athletes with visual impairments, physical impairments and intellectual impairments They use the four basic strokes: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly.

Classification is a unique element of Paralympic sports, intended to ensure fair competition. As each sport at the Paralympic Games requires different skills and competencies, the impact of impairment on the performance of the athletes varies. That’s why each sport has its own unique classification rules.

August 13, 2012

Cultural District Advisory Group formed

Next Meeting:  Monday, August 13, 2012 at 6 p.m. 

at Chehalem Cultural Center

Neighbors and stakeholders of the Newberg Cultural District have formed an advisory group to work out the details on a parking management plan for the District.   This group will develop the plan and advise on the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) that the two public property owners (Chehalem Park and Recreation District and the City of Newberg) will sign to jointly manage the Cultural District.  The public is invited to attend all meetings and participate with the advisory group.

For details, go to the City of Newberg webpage on the Cultural District

August 6, 2012

2012 Newberg Open Tennis Tournament

Chehalem Park and Recreation District is hosting the Newberg Open Tennis Tournament on Aug. 18 & 19, 2012. Matches will be played at Jaquith Park and GFU. There will be a silent auction on Saturday. Register by Aug. 13th, either online - singles registration and doubles registration or call Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center at (503) 537-2909.

August 2, 2012

There's an app for that!

The new ParksNReviews app allows you to find out what parks are near you - from anywhere in the country! It's easy to use, and it's free. You can also rate and review parks, so be sure to let the world know how awesome CPRD parks are!

You can download it from the iTunes store by name, scan the code below, or visit from your mobile device (Note: this link only works from your mobile device. It will detect what kind of device you have).

Check it out! Parks N Reviews app

August 1, 2012

Seeking Volunteers for the Cultural District Neighborhood Committee

Parking Management Plan Update:
Seeking Volunteers for the Cultural District Neighborhood Committee

There will be a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8th at Chehalem Cultural Center, in order to form a Cultural District Neighborhood Committee. This committee will work with local municipal entities to develop a parking management plan for Chehalem Cultural District. Volunteers willing to serve on this committee as well as anyone interested in the strategy for managing event parking in the area are encouraged to attend. 

The purpose of the meeting on Aug. 8th is to elect representatives to serve on the neighborhood committee to work with the City of Newberg, Chehalem Park and Recreation District, and Chehalem Cultural Association to continue developing a parking plan to implement during large events in the cultural district.

Two evening meetings for the association are scheduled on the second Wednesdays in September and October. (The October meeting is tentative/as needed.) Meetings will be held at Chehalem Cultural Center and are expected to last approximately one hour. 

The dates of these meetings are
·      6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12th
·      6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10th (tentative – if needed)

Questions? Contact CPRD Public Information Coordinator Kat at 971.832.4222 or CPRD Superintendent Don Clements at 503.537.4165.