November 30, 2012

Newberg LaCrosse meeting Dec. 10, 2012

Interested in LaCrosse?

Come to an information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10th at Chehalem Valley Middle School Commons. Coaches and league directors will be on hand to share program and organizational information for the season.

This pertains to boys and girls, fifth through eighth grade.

Note that third and fourth grade LaCrosse is coming in 2014!

For more information, visit

November 26, 2012

Letters to Santa

Santa wants to hear from you!

Please send him a letter. His elves are placing special boxes for your letters at the following locations from Nov. 26th until Dec. 13th, 2012.

  • Abby’s Pizza
  • Chehalem Aquatic Center
  • Chehalem Park and Recreation District Office
  • Dundee Fire Station
  • Newberg Public Library
Make sure your letter is in there before Dec. 13. Santa will try to make sure and answer every letter, so please make sure to include your full name and address. Special stationery for your letter writing is provided at each of the above locations.

November 15, 2012

CPRD Dance Groups to perform at Holiday Tree Lighting Festival

New this year at the 28th annual Holiday Tree Lighting Festival, our Community School Jazz Jam & CPRD Middle School Dance Team will both perform at Chehalem Cultural Center.

Be sure to mark the date - Thursday, Nov. 29th. The festival begins at 5:30 p.m. at Newberg Public Library. Our dance troupes will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the cultural center.

November 13, 2012

Photos from Fall Bazaar & Gift Workshop

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Fall Bazaar and Craft Show and the Community School Holiday Gift Workshop. The place was hoppin' with holiday spirit and friendly atmosphere. Hope you had a good time!

Swim Dates to Note for November

Swim Lessons
Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center is accepting registration for small group swim lessons, Session 2-B, which are due to begin the week of November 19th. Lessons run twice a week for three weeks with a maximum of three children per class. Choose Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays with morning, afternoon and evening classes available. Registration is required and is based on age (3 - 14 years) and skill level. Cost per swimmer is $53 for in-district residents and $63 for out-of-district residents. Register early and save $5 (per swimmer).  Register online, by phone at 503-537-2909 or in person at 1802 Haworth Avenue. 

Special Public Swim Sessions 
Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Friday, Nov. 23
For more information, call 503-537-2909.

Chehalem Aquatic Center is holding two public swim sessions on Tuesday, November 20 and Friday, November  23 one from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and the other from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  We will be featuring our Blue Tube.  The Blue Tube is an inflatable toy that spans the width of our shallow end; the challenge is to sit or straddle the tube while it is spinning and rolling. See who can stay on the longest! All are welcome (Rules require that children 8 years and younger be accompanied in the water by an adult). Enjoy the diving board, basketball, slides, and Tarzan rope swing. Admission for children, students and senior citizens is $2.50, and adults are $3.00. Children are welcome to use the hot tub during these special sessions.

November 5, 2012

Improvements at Chehalem Aquatic & Fitness Center

Pool Lighting
The lighting in the pool has been completely replaced with energy efficient lighting throughout the facility. The new lights over the pool use a new type of lighting technology called magnetic induction lighting. The wattage is less than our current lighting, but the light is brighter. The lights use less energy than what was originally installed back in 1970. The bulbs do not lose their light levels over the years and have a working life of 18 years without need for bulb replacement. The new lighting was made possible with a grant from the Energy Trust. The payback for these new lights is three to five years, due to energy savings.

New Sundeck
Patrons may not realize that the aquatic center has a sundeck.  Even though we are now into the winter months, take a look out the back window by the diving board and see what you can enjoy next summer. The old deck was surrounded by cyclone fencing with barbed wire along the top – uninviting, to say the least! The new deck opens up into a grass area where volleyball standards will be installed as well as tetherball. The deck area has concrete ping-pong tables to play on year-round as well as a children’s sand box for the summer months. New picnic tables with large umbrellas will also appear on the deck this coming spring. None of these improvements would have taken place with out community partners that donated their time and money: special thanks to Newberg Early Bird Rotary Club and TDP Landscaping, Ernst Nursery, and Raugust Trucking for their generous donations, and to Diana Kay Kessler and Abby Wogenrich, for painting the mural.

Aquatic Center Master Plan
The aquatic center is now 43 years old and is feeling its age. In order to maintain this community asset, major repairs will need to be made in the future, most notably infrastructure repairs that the public cannot see (underground plumbing, HVAC upgrades etc.)

We are also researching possible changes to the outside of the building are also being researched, such as new driving entries and exits, parking expansion as well as additional amenities connected to the center. As our community grows, we are hoping that Chehalem Aquatic Center will meet our changing needs.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Park and Facilities Supervisor Jim McMaster at 503-209-2222 or

8th Annual Fall Bazaar & Craft Fair - with Children's Workshop!

The Fall Bazaar has become a tradition in Newberg, and we are proud of it. More than 400 people were in attendance last year, and for good reason. Our bazaar features more than 40 wonderful raffle baskets, a silent auction, food, and of course a wonderful assortment of gift and craft vendors.

This year we are happy to include the 9th annual Community School Gift Workshop as part of the bazaar, where children and their parents can create creative gifts together, on a budget. This is the same Holiday Gift Workshop many youngsters have enjoyed in years past. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The bazaar is a great place to have fun and do a bit of shopping along the way. Last year’s festival was a huge success and supported the senior center and its programs greatly. So come to this year’s bazaar. You will be glad that you did.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10
Chehalem Senior Center
101 West Foothills Drive in Newberg
(503) 537-9404

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Special Public Swims Nov. 12 – Featuring the Log Run

Come play with us Mon., Nov. 12, 2012

Chehalem Aquatic Center is featuring the Log Run (or crawl inflatable) at public swim on Monday November 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Log Run is a large-scale inflatable toy which challenges the participant to worm, crawl, walk or run across a series of inflated logs from one side of the pool to the other. 

Participants must be deep-water safe and weight restrictions may apply. All are welcome (children under the age of 8 years require an adult be in the water). Additionally, basketball, slides, diving board and Tarzan rope swing and hot tub (for kids) will be available. 

Admission for children, students and senior citizens is $2.50 and adults are $3.00. For more information call 503-537-2909.

November 2, 2012

2012 Holiday Gift Workshop

9th Annual Community School
Holiday Gift Workshop

Saturday, November 10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Chehalem Senior Center
101 Foothills Drive
part of the Fall Bazaar & Craft Show

For ages 5 to 12 years (accompanied by an adult)

Choose from a number of projects on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Projects include dip-dying scarves, painting a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl, creating a cinnamon stick votive candle & much more.

All projects are $10 or less.  Make as many as you choose.
No need to register - just show up!

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus between 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Build a bird house

Make your own dip-dyed scarf $8.00

Make a fleece pillow $7.0
Paint and decorate a picture frame $4.00
Create a marbleized ornament $3.00

Design your own Cinnamon Stick Votive $4.00

Make a
Lady Bug Beaded Bracelets

Make a snowman ornament $1.00
Decorate a stocking ornament $3.00

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