January 24, 2013

2013 Blue Moon Social

The annual Blue Moon Social will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18th at Chehalem Senior Center. This popular free event features free food, beverage and desserts, live music performed by the Old Time Fiddlers, cake walk and dance lessons.

Don't miss the fun!

Thanks to our Sponsors Chehalem Springs, Astor House, Avamere Newberg and Synergy Home Care

January 10, 2013

Vote now to improve walking and bicycling in our community!

Make your voice heard!

CPRD has submitted a grant application to the State of Oregon for bike and pedestrian improvements along Haworth Avenue (from Villa Road to Springbrook) and Springbrook Road (from Haworth to Middlebrook Drive) as part of  the Chehalem Heritage Trails project. This would fully connect George Fox University, Chehalem Aquatic and Fitness Center, Newberg High School, Mabel Rush Elementary School and the Allison for seamless traverse by foot and bicycle.

The City of Newberg has also submitted a grant application to help with the construction of bike/pedestrian improvements along Villa Road between Haworth Avenue and Park Lane.

As is always the case, competition for these types of grant funds is fierce.  As part of its evaluation process of the submitted application, the State has activated an online survey to gauge the level of public support for these proposed projects as well as others throughout Oregon. 

This is your chance to weigh in. Participate in this by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TE_OBPAC2012   

In the survey, input on the two projects in Newberg can be submitted under the "Mid-Willamette Valley" section of the survey. CPRD’s Haworth Avenue/Springbrook Road project is listed as #22 and City of Newberg’s Villa Road project is listed as #92.

The survey is short and should only take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.  Participants must submit  survey responses by 5 p.m. on January 31, 2013. 

This grant opportunity is made possible by Oregon's Transportation Enhancement (TE) Program and Pedestrian and Bicycle OBPAC Grant Program.

January 7, 2013

2013 Chehalem Valley Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

2013 Chehalem Valley MLK Jr. Day of Service and Celebration takes place Jan. 21st

The second annual Chehalem Valley Community Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21st at Chehalem Cultural Center at 415 East Sheridan Street in Newberg. This free event is open to the public.

The program includes drummers from the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde, the Flag/Color Guard, music from the George Fox University Gospel Choir, Veritas School Concert Choir and Edwards Elementary School, guest speaker Gregory Gudger, readings by the winners of our scholastic MLK Jr. Day Poetry Contest, recognition of local volunteer service performed in observance of MLK Jr. Day, and more. Refreshments will be provided. This event will last approximately one hour.

For questions, contact Chehalem Cultural Center at 503.487.6883 or call Kat at Chehalem Park and Recreation District at 971.832.4222, or Lionel Muthiah at 971.832.8533.

This event is produced in cooperation with CPRD, Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg School District, Newberg Rotary Clubs and Kiwanis, and Friendsview Retirement Center.