September 27, 2013

2013 Great Willamette Clean up at Chehalem Paddle Launch


Thanks to everyone who helped with the Great Willamette Clean up at Chehalem Paddle Launch Saturday! Fourteen people collected four tires and a pick up load of garbage. Thanks for helping keep our riverbanks clean and beautiful!

Help keep our paddle launch and the Willamette River clean and enjoyable for all. Volunteer for this year's huge clean up event!

What: 2013 Great Willamette Clean up
When: Sat., Oct. 5th
Where: Chehalem Paddle Lauch and many other locations along 191 miles of river, from the Middle Fork River to the Confluence 

Sign up at Willamette Riverkeepers website.

September 25, 2013

Jr. Tiger Basketball

Jr. Tiger Basketball is designed to teach the fundamental skills of the game of basketball, in addition to sportsmanship, discipline, and cooperation in a safe and fun environment. Teams will practice each week as scheduled with their assigned coach. Games are on Saturdays. Each player will receive a uniform shirt.

Who: Boys & Girls - Grades 3-6
Fee: Grades 3-6 $74/$84 early bird discount before 11/9
Player Fee: Grades 3-6 $94 $104 after 11/8
Additional $20 all ages after 11/15 if assigned to a team
Registration: Ends 11/15
When: Team placement Clinic 11/16
Boys - 3rd 8:00am, 4th 9:30am, 5th & 6th 11:00 am, CVMS
Girls - 3rd & 4th 8:00am, 5th & 6th 10:00am - MVMS
Practices (weekly) begin week of 11/18
Games begin 12/7
Time: Games start times 8:00 am -2:00 pm on Saturday
Where: Practice and games at local area schools.
League Director: Mike Garrity 503-537-2909

September 23, 2013

Basketball try outs for grades 5 - 8

CPRD Three Rivers Basketball League Tryouts for grades 5 - 8, boys and girls, will be held Sept. 29 and Oct. 6th.

CPRD is beginning its third year with the Three Rivers Basketball League (TRL). TRL rules require that all players grades 5 - 8 reside within the Newberg School District to be eligible for the 2013-2014 season. 

Practices will begin late October. Games may be played on Saturday, Sunday or midweek evenings depending on gym availability through out the league. TRL team fees include 18 games and end of season tournament.

At the 5th & 6th grade level those that are not participating in the TRL may play in the CPRD Jr. Tiger league, with a team placement clinic on 11/16. Each player must attend a minimum of one try-out to be eligible.

Boys - TRL try-out dates/times: 9/29, 10/6, (5th & 6th 3:00 – 5:00), (7th & 8th 3:00 -5:30 p.m.) NHS main gym

Girls - TRL try-out dates/times: 9/29, 10/6, (5th & 6th 3:00 – 5:00), (7th & 8th 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.) NHS Aux gym for the girls.

Fees: Registration, Player fees for the TRL League will be $149 per player.
This includes all 5th thru 8th graders. Teams are responsible for uniforms.

5th - 8th grade – Player try-out fee of $20 (nonrefundable) must be paid before a player can participate in try-outs. Registration payment balance $129 must be received in full by 10/15 in order to be placed on a team. Due to team and player commitment, the fees are nonrefundable. The $20 try-out fee will be applied to registration fee if placed on a team.
5th & 6th grade players who will not be participating in the TRL will have their player fees applied for registration in the Jr. Tiger basketball program, with all overpayments being refunded.

September 19, 2013

NEW! Cell Phone Historical Audio Tours of CPRD Parks

Ever wonder how Crater Park got its name? Want to know if there is a water fountain at Fortune Park before you head down to Dundee to check it out? Would you like to find out about the new Schaad Park in about 60 seconds? How much do you know about significant pioneer Ewing Young, the namesake of the park on Blaine Street, and do you know it has a world-famous skatepark, nationally certified BMX track, disc golf course, and dog park?

Now you can learn about the history and features of select CPRD parks on your cell phone. Call (503) 573-4225 and follow the prompts. This is a free service from CPRD; your regular cell phone charges may apply.

Look for these signs going up in select parks with the blue Guide by Cell logo below, with the phone number for tours and another way to listen - QR codes to scan on your cell phone.

We'll be adding more parks soon, so call in again, and check our parks webpage for details.

September 18, 2013

Chehalem Senior Center needs volunteers

Chehalem Senior Center is in need of volunteer receptionists. This is a fun and friendly place to be. Do you have a smile to add? The coffee is always hot! Call Matt 503.537.9404

Office personnel are the heart of the senior center. performing a variety of routine clerical, secretarial and administrative tasks. Approved applicants will aid in keeping official records, provide administrative support, and assist in the administration of the standard operating policies and procedures or the department. We ask that applicants are available for a minimum of 4 hours per week at a specified day and time every week. We'll work with your schedule; hours will be determined based on facility need and volunteer availability. 

Fall Aquatics Activities: Swim Lessons and Classes

Group Swim LessonsChehalem Aquatic Center is accepting registration for our Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday swim lesson programs. Morning, afternoon and evening lessons are available. Our Regular Group format meets twice a week for 6 weeks; our Small Group format runs twice a week for 3 weeks. Registration is based on both age and skill level. Lessons begin at 12 months - 14 years with novice through advanced levels. Preregistration is required; in person (at 1802 Haworth Avenue), over the phone (503-537-2909), or online ( The first of our fall sessions begin the week of September 23rd. Package prices from $53/$63. Register early and receive a $5 discount per swimmer.

Home School Swim LessonsChehalem Aquatic Center offers swim lessons geared to children who receive schooling at home. These classes are a small group format meeting twice a week for three weeds and are scheduled Tuesday/Thursday afternoons from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Aquatic Center management is happy to work with families with special scheduling requests. The first session begins Septembe24th. Preregistration is required; in person (at 1802 Haworth Avenue), over the phone (503-537-2909), or online ( Prices from $53/$63. Register early and receive a $5 discount per swimmer.

Friday Night Swim LessonsFriday night lessons are back at Chehalem Aquatic Center by popular request. A once a week program for five weeks with each lesson running for 45 minutes with a maximum of 4 children per class. Preschool 1 – 3 and Level 1 – 6 classes are offered. Session 1 begins Friday, September 23rd and preregistration is required; in person (at 1802 Haworth Avenue), over the phone (503-537-2909), or online ( Prices from $46/$56. Register early and receive a $5 discount per swimmer.

Private Swim LessonsChehalem Aquatic Center is accepting new clients for private swim lessons. Private lessons are a one on one teaching format and lesson structure is modified to meet each clients needs. Private lesson sessions run twice a week (M/W or Tu/Th) for either three or six weeks. Call 503-537-2909 to be placed on the appointment list. Cost is $96 (in district residents) for three weeks.

Water Exercise Classes
Chehalem Aquatic Center has a variety of water exercise classes. With low to zero impact it is easy on our joints and is great way to increase our cardiovascular fitness level while toning the entire body. Pool temperature is 86 degrees. No registration required; drop-in $4.25. Shallow Water Exercise, Mon/Wed/Fri 8:00 - 9:00 a.m and Tues/Thurs 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.; Deep Water Ex, Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.;  Our only evening class is also Shallow Waterobics, Tues/Thurs 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. 

September 9, 2013

Make it an extra special birthday party

Did you know CPRD has birthday parties?

Your birthday child can have active fun with friends at either a gymnastics or Zumbatomic birthday party. These are available to scheduled from 3 - 5 on Sundays, at Chehalem Armory. You provide the cake and presents.

$150 for up to 10 participants
Call Sarah at 503.519.5747 to reserve your date.

Gymnastics Party

Two hours of gymnastics with a skilled instructor guiding through four gymnastics events. Also features the bouncy Tumble Track with super climb/slide and time in the party room.

Zumbatomic Party

Music, games, dancing and fun - one hour of Zumbatomic in the dance room, and one hour in the party room for your party.

September 3, 2013

2013 Gymnastics Open House

In honor of National Gymnastics Day, you are invited to join us for Gymnastics Open House. We'll have open gym plus contests, raffles, and prizes. It's free and fun for all ages.

1 to 3 p.m. 
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
Chehalem Armory

Drop in, no registration required.
Questions? Call 503.519.5747.