The Oregon Lavender Paint Out Call to Artists
Mar
1
to Jun 1

The Oregon Lavender Paint Out Call to Artists

OREGON LAVENDER PAINT OUT

June 25 - July 11, 2018

An Invitation to Artists

Enjoy painting at the participating lavender farms. Each artist can choose when and where to paint during each farms “open-for-artists” hours. You’ll have 17 days to paint, so there’s plenty of time and lots of beautiful farms to explore. Many farms are near world class wineries that are scattered throughout the state and a number of farms have mountain(s) as a backdrop to the lovely purple elds. is is a great venue for rst-time “en plein air” painters, so don’t be shy, join us for a great painting adventure. 

Early Registration: March 1 - April 30, 2018
Regular Registration: May 1 - June 1, 2018

NOTE: No entries will be accepted after June 1st.

Download the 2018 Call to Artists

Download the 2018 Artists' Calendar 
 

Questions: Kathy Johnson
lavenderpaintout@gmail.com

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Friday Sketchy Artists
Apr
27
to Aug 31

Friday Sketchy Artists

Come draw EVERY FRIDAY morning at the CCC!

No reservation needed, drop in and sketch with other artists. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Bring your own paper and pencils. Easels, chairs, tables provided. Location: CCC Classroom.

$5/person/class

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact Kris Horn with questions about this event- khorn2@frontier.com

 

 

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Wednesday Drop-in Painting Studio
May
2
to Sep 5

Wednesday Drop-in Painting Studio

Come paint EVERY Wednesday morning at the CCC!

No reservation needed, drop in, paint and share the passion with other artists. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Bring your own materials. Easels, chairs, tables provided. 

Location: CCC Classroom
$10/person/class

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact Anne Holmgreen with questions about this event- holmgreenarts@outlook.com 971-276-3536

 

 

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Hosted by the Newberg Historical Society
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Hosted by the Newberg Historical Society

The Newberg Historical Society Program

Hosted by the Newberg Historical Society, this monthly talk takes place every last Tuesday of the month at the Chehalem Cultural Center. 

 

This month we will are kicking off the start of a new exhibit at the Chehalem Cultural Center!
Herbert Hoover's Oregon Boyhood: Years of Growth

Herbert Hoover came to Newberg, Oregon in November 1885 from West Branch, Iowa as an orphaned 11-year old. When he left from Salem in 1891 to join the first class at Stanford University, he was a self-confident 17-year old aspiring to become a mining engineer. He achieved even more in his roles as an outstanding engineer, a great humanitarian, a president during the Great Depression, and an elder statesman. The influence of Hoover’s Oregon years has only recently been understood through new biographical interpretation.

This is an original exhibit created by the Hoover-Minthorn House Museum and the NSCDA-OR for the Chehalem Cultural Center.

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact the Newberg Historical Society with any questions: newberghistory@gmail.com

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First Friday ArtWalk and Artist Receptions
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday ArtWalk and Artist Receptions

Join us as we celebrate the opening receptions of three new exhibits:

Intimate Spaces by Tyler Mackie | Parrish GalleryResonance by Pamela Quataert | Mezzanine Gallery
Herbert Hoover's Oregon Boyhood by The Hoover-Minthorn Museum | Central Gallery 

There will be a Q & A and talk with the Artists at 6pm.

Wine and light refreshments served. 

 

Also, still on display:

Paintings by Pamela Cato | Community Gallery
Paper Gardens Retrospective | Founders Lobby

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 CCC Concert Series | Stumptown Swing
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

CCC Concert Series | Stumptown Swing

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# 5: Stumptown Swing

Grand Ballroom

Stumptown Swing takes audiences back to 1920's Paris, when gypsies with guitars, violins and upright basses made the leap from French musette to American "hot jazz" and kept Parisians dancing to this evocative new sound.  Tim Connell (mandolin) and Mike Burdette (guitar) of Rio Con Brio formed the group after nearly a decade of playing swing gigs with Portland's best acoustic musicians. They snapped up the hottest upright bass player in town, Keith Brush (Stolen Sweets, Pete Krebs Trio, Blue Cranes) and are proud to feature their long-time friend and collaborator, the absolutely pyrotechnic violinist, Ben Blechman.
Stumptown Swing performs a set of hot, cool and sultry classics, featuring swinging groove and gorgeous acoustic instruments played with intelligence and passion by four masters of their craft.

Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7pm.  Swing Dance instructors will provide a lesson during intermission, then everyone is welcome to dance for the second half of the concert! 

Tickets $20 for adults, $10 for kids.

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Summer Art Camps
Jun
25
to Aug 17

Summer Art Camps

DISCOVER ART (1st – 5th grade)  |   $185
Camp is a hands-on exploration of art! At this camp, your young artist will actively engage their imagination and creativity while discovering the beauty of art in everyday objects.  Projects will range through different creative mediums like glass, clay, painting, collage, fabrics, and reclaimed material art.  


ART ADVENTURE (ages 3 – 6) |   $115
Camp is a hands-on exploration of art! This week is specifically for the youngest artists in our community.  At this camp, young artists will actively engage their imaginations and creativity while discovering the beauty of art in everyday objects. Projects will range through different creative mediums like clay, painting, collage, fabrics, and reclaimed material art.  


STUDIO ARTS WEEK (middle & high school) |   $85 per session
Join us for a week of classes that focus on studio arts with daily morning and afternoon classes available. Each session is $85 and students can sign up for a single class, or attend 2 classes a day. Young artists will get the opportunity to work with emerging and established professional artists on either honing or learning the skills of a variety of media.

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First Friday ArtWalk and Artist Receptions
Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday ArtWalk and Artist Receptions

Join us as we celebrate the opening reception of our new exhibit:

SuperPly by Barbara Martin | Founders Lobby

 

Barbara will be painting live throughout the evening!

Wine and light refreshments served. 


Also, still on display:

Intimate Spaces by Tyler Mackie | Parrish Gallery
Resonance by Pamela Quataert | Mezzanine Gallery
Herbert Hoover's Oregon Boyhood by The Hoover-Minthorn Museum | Central Gallery 

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Newberg Writing League
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Newberg Writing League

Come and write EVERY Saturday morning at the CCC!

Join other writers, at all levels, in crafting prose or poetry or anything else at all that can be formed from the putting together of words. A weekly prompt will be available, or you may work on your own project. We'll spend the first five minutes settling in and catching up, then shift into putting words on pages. This group is intended for community and accountability, and will not be workshopping pieces, though you are likely to meet others who are interested in workshopping outside this meeting. 

Location: Grand Lobby

Free!

Informal Facilitator: Brandi Cornelius brandawn@gmail.com

 

 

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Willamette Valley Lavender Festival
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Willamette Valley Lavender Festival

Save the date! 

The Willamette Valley
Lavender Festival

July 14th and 15th, 2018
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

Please accept our invitation to the one place where all things lavender blend with the premier art show of original work painted in the lavender fields of Oregon. 
 

  • Spend a leisurely day enjoying the plein air art show, juried art and craft booths, distinctive lavender products, and lavender in myriad forms while you feast on lavender-based cuisine and refreshment. 

  • Talented musicians set the mood while you enjoy a glass of local lavender beer or wine. Relax while you're surrounded by the captivating scent of lavender. 
  • Try your hand at lavender crafts or visit a nearby lavender farm. The former Yamhill Lavender Festival has moved to Newberg and has become the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival. 
  • This cooperative event brings local lavender growers and community volunteers together. Proceeds from the event benefit many charitable causes.

More details for the 2018 Festival coming soon! 

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Newberg Writing League
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Newberg Writing League

Come and write EVERY Saturday morning at the CCC!

Join other writers, at all levels, in crafting prose or poetry or anything else at all that can be formed from the putting together of words. A weekly prompt will be available, or you may work on your own project. We'll spend the first five minutes settling in and catching up, then shift into putting words on pages. This group is intended for community and accountability, and will not be workshopping pieces, though you are likely to meet others who are interested in workshopping outside this meeting. 

Location: Grand Lobby

Free!

Informal Facilitator: Brandi Cornelius brandawn@gmail.com

 

 

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Newberg Writing League
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

Newberg Writing League

Come and write EVERY Saturday morning at the CCC!

Join other writers, at all levels, in crafting prose or poetry or anything else at all that can be formed from the putting together of words. A weekly prompt will be available, or you may work on your own project. We'll spend the first five minutes settling in and catching up, then shift into putting words on pages. This group is intended for community and accountability, and will not be workshopping pieces, though you are likely to meet others who are interested in workshopping outside this meeting. 

Location: Grand Lobby

Free!

Informal Facilitator: Brandi Cornelius brandawn@gmail.com

 

 

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Writers Open Mic Night
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Writers Open Mic Night

Location: Blackbox Theatre at the Chehalem Cultural Center

Come and share your writing with others!  All skill-levels and genres of writing is welcome!

Sign-ups for a time at the mic will happen at the beginning of the evening, with priority given first to marginalized voices.

Wine and light refreshments will be served, no pre-registration required.

For any questions, contact Carissa Smith-Burkett | carissa@chehalemculturalcenter.org

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Newberg Writing League
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Newberg Writing League

Come and write EVERY Saturday morning at the CCC!

Join other writers, at all levels, in crafting prose or poetry or anything else at all that can be formed from the putting together of words. A weekly prompt will be available, or you may work on your own project. We'll spend the first five minutes settling in and catching up, then shift into putting words on pages. This group is intended for community and accountability, and will not be workshopping pieces, though you are likely to meet others who are interested in workshopping outside this meeting. 

Location: Grand Lobby

Free!

Informal Facilitator: Brandi Cornelius brandawn@gmail.com

 

 

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First Friday ArtWalk
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday ArtWalk

Come and view all of the exhibitions we have on display:

Intimate Spaces by Tyler Mackie | Parrish Gallery
Superply by Barbara Martin | Founders Lobby Gallery

 

 


 

 

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Newberg Writing League
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Newberg Writing League

Come and write EVERY Saturday morning at the CCC!

Join other writers, at all levels, in crafting prose or poetry or anything else at all that can be formed from the putting together of words. A weekly prompt will be available, or you may work on your own project. We'll spend the first five minutes settling in and catching up, then shift into putting words on pages. This group is intended for community and accountability, and will not be workshopping pieces, though you are likely to meet others who are interested in workshopping outside this meeting. 

Location: Grand Lobby

Free!

Informal Facilitator: Brandi Cornelius brandawn@gmail.com

 

 

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Newberg Writing League
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Newberg Writing League

Come and write EVERY Saturday morning at the CCC!

Join other writers, at all levels, in crafting prose or poetry or anything else at all that can be formed from the putting together of words. A weekly prompt will be available, or you may work on your own project. We'll spend the first five minutes settling in and catching up, then shift into putting words on pages. This group is intended for community and accountability, and will not be workshopping pieces, though you are likely to meet others who are interested in workshopping outside this meeting. 

Location: Grand Lobby

Free!

Informal Facilitator: Brandi Cornelius brandawn@gmail.com

 

 

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Newberg Writing League
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Newberg Writing League

Come and write EVERY Saturday morning at the CCC!

Join other writers, at all levels, in crafting prose or poetry or anything else at all that can be formed from the putting together of words. A weekly prompt will be available, or you may work on your own project. We'll spend the first five minutes settling in and catching up, then shift into putting words on pages. This group is intended for community and accountability, and will not be workshopping pieces, though you are likely to meet others who are interested in workshopping outside this meeting. 

Location: Grand Lobby

Free!

Informal Facilitator: Brandi Cornelius brandawn@gmail.com

 

 

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First Friday ArtWalk and Artist Receptions
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday ArtWalk and Artist Receptions

Join us as we celebrate the opening reception of our new exhibit:

Drawings by Matthew Sproul | Community Gallery

 

Wine and light refreshments served. 


Also, still on display:

Art Squared | Central Gallery
Art Harvest Studio Tours | Parrish Gallery
 

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Writers Open Mic Night
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Writers Open Mic Night

Location: Blackbox Theatre at the Chehalem Cultural Center

Come and share your writing with others!  All skill-levels and genres of writing is welcome!

Sign-ups for a time at the mic will happen at the beginning of the evening, with priority given first to marginalized voices.

Wine and light refreshments will be served, no pre-registration required.

For any questions, contact Carissa Smith-Burkett | carissa@chehalemculturalcenter.org

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 Dia De Los Muertos Celebration
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated in central and southern Mexico at the beginning of November. While this coincides with the Catholic holiday, All Soul's & All Saint’s Day, indigenous people combined this with their ancient belief of honoring their deceased loved ones.  It is believed that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all angelitos (children) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. Then, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities prepared for them.  

This is celebrated by the building of ofrendas (alters), and community festivities that celebrate the time the living can share with the dead.  The tradition of the ofrenda is to create a mainstay to greet the spirits when they arrive with candies, toys, tamales, chocolates, breads, candles, fruit, mole, mezcal, as well as photos, fashion magazines, cigars or folk art skeletons... and every ofrenda has pan de muerto and sugar skulls!

As a part of Latin American Heritage month, we invite the community to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos over the course of three days, trying to bring a more historic/authentic experience of this Mexican tradition. 


OFRENDA DOWNTOWN | Wednesday October 31, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Butler Square
We welcome the community to add items to the ofrenda in celebration of the lives of family members that have passed.  We will provide items to add to the alter, and everyone is welcome to bring items of their own.  

CELEBRATION | Friday, November 2nd, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Chehalem Cultural Center
Everyone is invited to come and celebrate with festivities at the Cultural Center.  
There will be performances, face-painting, decorating sugar skulls, and refreshments.  

All event activities are free to the public and for all ages to enjoy. 

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First Friday ArtWalk
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday ArtWalk

Join us as we celebrate our new exhibit:

Heat Wave by High Fiber Diet-Columbia Fiber Arts Guild | Parrish Gallery, Grand Lobby and Community Gallery, Founders Lobby

also, still on display: 

A Sense of Wonder by Kay Danely | Central Gallery

 

 

 

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Writers Open Mic Night
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Writers Open Mic Night

Location: Blackbox Theatre at the Chehalem Cultural Center

Come and share your writing with others!  All skill-levels and genres of writing is welcome!

Sign-ups for a time at the mic will happen at the beginning of the evening, with priority given first to marginalized voices.

Wine and light refreshments will be served, no pre-registration required.

For any questions, contact Carissa Smith-Burkett | carissa@chehalemculturalcenter.org

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CCC Concert Series | Terra Nova Trio
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

CCC Concert Series | Terra Nova Trio

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# 4: Terra Nova Trio

Black Box Theater

The Terra Nova Trio is comprised of Annalisa Morton, English horn, Mike Curtis, woodwinds, and Sandy Holder, piano.  This trio plays an eclectic variety of music from Classical to Tango!  They capture their audiences with the mastery of their instruments and their authentic performances.  Join us for an evening of harmonious melodies.

Doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7pm.

Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for kids.

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Paper Gardens Book Release & Awards Ceremony
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Paper Gardens Book Release & Awards Ceremony

Grand Ballroom

Join us in celebrating the winners of the 25th Annual Paper Gardens writing contest!

Paper Gardens is a writing contest the encourages and celebrates the writing talent of all ages in Yamhill county.  All winners are published in the Paper Gardens Chapbook and have the opportunity to read portions of their works for the audience at this awards ceremony.

The 2018 Judges
Poetry: Dr. Barbara Drake
Prose: Lisa Ohlen Harris

Paper Gardens is brought in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Yamhill County 

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A big thank you to our sponsors for this event: McMinnville Kiwanis, McMinnville Noon Rotary, Newberg Early Morning Rotary Foundation and Newberg Noon Rotary Foundation

 

 

 

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Living Out
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Living Out

Black Box Theater

George Fox University Second Stage Presents: 
Living Out by Lisa Loomer
Directed by Jeanneann Faris


Living Out tells the story of a Salvadoran nanny and the Anglo lawyer she works for. The play explores what is the shared humanity between them, and what are the differences wrought by race, class and Ana's immigration status.  The play also looks at the prejudices and misconceptions between Anglos and Latinxs. How do we make someone "the other"? What is the cost of doing so? The play is both outrageously funny and ultimately tragic. 

*Contains mature themes, content and strong language

Tickets: pay what you want at the door

Doors at 7pm, Show begins at 7:30pm

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Living Out
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Living Out

BlackBox Theater

George Fox University Second Stage Presents: 
Living Out by Lisa Loomer
Directed by Jeanneann Faris


Living Out tells the story of a Salvadoran nanny and the Anglo lawyer she works for. The play explores what is the shared humanity between them, and what are the differences wrought by race, class and Ana's immigration status.  The play also looks at the prejudices and misconceptions between Anglos and Latinxs. How do we make someone "the other"? What is the cost of doing so? The play is both outrageously funny and ultimately tragic. 

*Contains mature themes, content and strong language

Tickets: pay what you want at the door

Doors at 7pm, Show begins at 7:30pm

 

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Sketch Club
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

Sketch Club

Come draw EVERY FRIDAY morning at the CCC!

No reservation needed, drop in and sketch with other artists. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Bring your own paper and pencils. Easels, chairs, tables provided. Location: CCC Classroom.

$5/person/class

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact Kris Horn with questions about this event- khorn2@frontier.com

 

 

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Drop-in Painting Studio
Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

Drop-in Painting Studio

Come paint EVERY Wednesday morning at the CCC!

No reservation needed, drop in, paint and share the passion with other artists. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Bring your own materials. Easels, chairs, tables provided. 

Location: CCC Classroom
$10/person/class

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact Anne Holmgreen with questions about this event- holmgreenarts@outlook.com 971-276-3536

 

 

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Art Talk
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Art Talk

Guest Speaker: Cayla Skillen-Brauchle

Art Talk is a collaborative project of George Fox University's Department of Art & Design and the Chehalem Cultural Center. 

At this FREE weekly lecture series, visiting artist practitioners share their journeys with an audience of both students and community members. Each artist's 30-45 minute presentation is followed by an interactive Q & A session. 

The program introduces a public audience to engaging voices, creative concepts, and critical thinking surrounding art and design.

Monday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Cultural Center Ballroom. Visit the link below for a schedule of speakers. 

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CCC Concert Series | Jayanthi Raman presents DUALITY
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

CCC Concert Series | Jayanthi Raman presents DUALITY

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#3: Jayanthi Raman presents DUALITY: an Indian Classical Dance Production

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Join us in welcoming Jaynathi Raman's dance company as they tour Oregon with DUALITY: An Immigrant Experience, an Indian classicaldance ballet production that was presented with Creative Heights grant from OCF in April 2017 at the Newmark Theater with full house and rave reviews.

DUALITY: Follows the story of a woman who moves from her hometown in India to Portland, OR and the hardships, challenges she faces in her life and how she overcomes them with support of her friends in her new hometown and finds success and happiness. Story of hope and celebration of immigrant life in US.


The classical dance Bharatha Natyam originates from 2nd century in India and has been handed down through generations of practitioners and teachers as an oral tradition although there are books on the dance codifying the grammar and technique saved from ancient palm leaf manuscripts.  This hour length performance presented by the company dancers, many of whom are immigrants who have moved from India to make Portland their home and some who are second generation dancers who continue the tradition of dancing, supported by their families to preserve and propagate their heritage and cultural roots. Choreographer, danseuse Jayanthi Raman provides narration in English so audience can follow the story.

Jayanthi Raman’s impressive multi-faceted career spans over four decades – as an award winning nationally recognized traditional Indian dance performer, choreographer, master artist – educator, speaker, author, presenter, promoter, producer, and an arts advocate.

Raman is founder and teacher of the premier institution of Indian dance -NATYA Dance Academy, based in Portland, OR, training aspiring students. The dance company and academy enhance cultural diversity by bringing Indian classical dance of highest quality through performances and outreach events influencing the cultural scene.

“Few dancers communicate effectively across the wide gulfs of cultural difference. Jayanthi Raman is one. Even a viewer conditioned by American culture can recognize what sets Raman’s dancing apart. Technique, expressiveness, acting ability, musicality – just as in a ballet.” – The Oregonian

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. One hour performance with intermission

Tickets are $10 for adults, free for kids/teens under 18!  Please reserve youth tickets even though they are free!

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Sketch Club
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Sketch Club

Come draw EVERY FRIDAY morning at the CCC!

No reservation needed, drop in and sketch with other artists. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Bring your own paper and pencils. Easels, chairs, tables provided. Location: CCC Classroom.

$5/person/class

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact Kris Horn with questions about this event- khorn2@frontier.com

 

 

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Drop-in Painting Studio
Apr
11
9:00 AM09:00

Drop-in Painting Studio

Come paint EVERY Wednesday morning at the CCC!

No reservation needed, drop in, paint and share the passion with other artists. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Bring your own materials. Easels, chairs, tables provided. 

Location: CCC Classroom
$10/person/class

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact Anne Holmgreen with questions about this event- holmgreenarts@outlook.com 971-276-3536

 

 

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Art Talk
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Art Talk

Guest Speaker: Jun Bum Shin

Art Talk is a collaborative project of George Fox University's Department of Art & Design and the Chehalem Cultural Center. 

At this FREE weekly lecture series, visiting artist practitioners share their journeys with an audience of both students and community members. Each artist's 30-45 minute presentation is followed by an interactive Q & A session. 

The program introduces a public audience to engaging voices, creative concepts, and critical thinking surrounding art and design.

Monday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Cultural Center Ballroom. Visit the link below for a schedule of speakers. 

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10th Annual Camellia Festival and CPRD Run/Walk
Apr
7
7:00 AM07:00

10th Annual Camellia Festival and CPRD Run/Walk

Join us for the 10th Annual Camellia Festival and CPRD Run/Walk

This full day festival starts with a 5k and 10k run coordinated by Chehalem Parks and Rec., and features performances throughout the day by groups such as Unit Souzou TaikoLee’s Lion and Dragon Dancers, and The Oregon Koto Ensemble. Vendors from around the region sell food, crafts and jewelry connected to Pan-Asian culture. The Forecourt Tent features demonstrations and hands-on art-activities for kids. Trolley tours will give visitors a look at Newberg’s favorite historic sites. The festival is also host to the Oregon Camellia Society’s bloom show, highlighting the official Newberg city flower and its Asian origins. Plant sales will run throughout the festival, offering gardeners an opportunity to purchase unique plants and garden art. There’s something for all ages and interests!

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Sketch Club
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Sketch Club

Come draw EVERY FRIDAY morning at the CCC!

No reservation needed, drop in and sketch with other artists. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Bring your own paper and pencils. Easels, chairs, tables provided. Location: CCC Classroom.

$5/person/class

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact Kris Horn with questions about this event- khorn2@frontier.com

 

 

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Drop-in Painting Studio
Apr
4
9:00 AM09:00

Drop-in Painting Studio

Come paint EVERY Wednesday morning at the CCC!

No reservation needed, drop in, paint and share the passion with other artists. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Bring your own materials. Easels, chairs, tables provided. 

Location: CCC Classroom
$10/person/class

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact Anne Holmgreen with questions about this event- holmgreenarts@outlook.com 971-276-3536

 

 

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Art Talk
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

Art Talk

Guest Speaker: Joshua Dannin

Art Talk is a collaborative project of George Fox University's Department of Art & Design and the Chehalem Cultural Center. 

At this FREE weekly lecture series, visiting artist practitioners share their journeys with an audience of both students and community members. Each artist's 30-45 minute presentation is followed by an interactive Q & A session. 

The program introduces a public audience to engaging voices, creative concepts, and critical thinking surrounding art and design.

Monday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Cultural Center Ballroom. Visit the link below for a schedule of speakers. 

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Sketch Club
Mar
30
9:00 AM09:00

Sketch Club

Come draw EVERY FRIDAY morning at the CCC!

No reservation needed, drop in and sketch with other artists. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Bring your own paper and pencils. Easels, chairs, tables provided. Location: CCC Classroom.

$5/person/class

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact Kris Horn with questions about this event- khorn2@frontier.com

 

 

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Jane Doe in Wonderland
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Jane Doe in Wonderland

Jane Doe in Wonderland

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The Chehalem Cultural Center is excited to host Jane Doe In Wonderland:

PREVIEW on Wednesday March 28th |
*this will be a dress rehearsal that is open to the public
tickets $8, free to educators and youth under 18 (please still reserve free ticket online)
Doors at 6:30pm
Performance begins at 7:00pm

Thursday March 29th |
tickets $15, free to educators and youth under 18 (please still reserve free ticket online)
Doors at 6:30pm
Performance begins at 7:00pm

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR OR RESERVED IN ADVANCE at www.janedoeinwonderland.com

ABOUT THE PLAY:

Jane Doe in Wonderland is an original play and survivor talk-back raising awareness and education on domestic sex trafficking, written through the collaboration of anti-sex trafficking nonprofit Game Over, founded by Survivor/Educator Elle Snow, and Playwrights Grace Booth, Kate Tobie, and Erin Johnston. Based on multiple sex trafficking survivors’ testimonials and Elle's educational training, Jane Doe draws parallels between Alice In Wonderland and how young women and men are lured into the world of sex trafficking—a world that exists in all communities throughout America. After a successful first tour in Humboldt County, CA in the spring of 2017, Jane Doe prepares for a tour of Northern California and Southern Oregon in March and April 2018.

Jane Doe is written to be accessible for a high school audience, presenting material in a manner that is neither violent nor explicit . Jane Doe follows the most common case of trafficking: that of a ‘Romeo Pimp’ targeting a rural high school girl by pretending to be her boyfriend before bringing her to an unfamiliar city and trafficking her. In addition to addressing the common ‘red flags’ of this type of trafficker, the play specifically addresses the most commonly asked question: “why don’t victims run?” When people understand the tactics a trafficker employs, their conception of ‘prostitution’ is turned upside-down. When teenagers understand what a ‘pimp’ is, their likelihood of being trafficked drastically diminishes. Our hope is that by raising awareness amongst and educating this demographic, educators and concerned citizens, we can prevent any more of our youth from becoming victims.

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PREVIEW Jane Doe in Wonderland
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

PREVIEW Jane Doe in Wonderland

Jane Doe in Wonderland

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The Chehalem Cultural Center is excited to host Jane Doe In Wonderland:

PREVIEW on Wednesday March 28th |
*this will be a dress rehearsal that is open to the public
tickets $8, free to educators and youth under 18 (please still reserve free ticket online)
Doors at 6:30pm
Performance begins at 7:00pm

Thursday March 29th |
tickets $15, free to educators and youth under 18 (please still reserve free ticket online)
Doors at 6:30pm
Performance begins at 7:00pm

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR OR RESERVED IN ADVANCE at www.janedoeinwonderland.com

ABOUT THE PLAY:

Jane Doe in Wonderland is an original play and survivor talk-back raising awareness and education on domestic sex trafficking, written through the collaboration of anti-sex trafficking nonprofit Game Over, founded by Survivor/Educator Elle Snow, and Playwrights Grace Booth, Kate Tobie, and Erin Johnston. Based on multiple sex trafficking survivors’ testimonials and Elle's educational training, Jane Doe draws parallels between Alice In Wonderland and how young women and men are lured into the world of sex trafficking—a world that exists in all communities throughout America. After a successful first tour in Humboldt County, CA in the spring of 2017, Jane Doe prepares for a tour of Northern California and Southern Oregon in March and April 2018.

Jane Doe is written to be accessible for a high school audience, presenting material in a manner that is neither violent nor explicit . Jane Doe follows the most common case of trafficking: that of a ‘Romeo Pimp’ targeting a rural high school girl by pretending to be her boyfriend before bringing her to an unfamiliar city and trafficking her. In addition to addressing the common ‘red flags’ of this type of trafficker, the play specifically addresses the most commonly asked question: “why don’t victims run?” When people understand the tactics a trafficker employs, their conception of ‘prostitution’ is turned upside-down. When teenagers understand what a ‘pimp’ is, their likelihood of being trafficked drastically diminishes. Our hope is that by raising awareness amongst and educating this demographic, educators and concerned citizens, we can prevent any more of our youth from becoming victims.
For more information visit:
www.janedoeinwonderland.com

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Drop-in Painting Studio
Mar
28
9:00 AM09:00

Drop-in Painting Studio

Come paint EVERY Wednesday morning at the CCC!

No reservation needed, drop in, paint and share the passion with other artists. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Bring your own materials. Easels, chairs, tables provided. 

Location: CCC Classroom
$10/person/class

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact Anne Holmgreen with questions about this event- holmgreenarts@outlook.com 971-276-3536

 

 

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Hosted by the Newberg Historical Society
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Hosted by the Newberg Historical Society

The Newberg Historical Society Program

Hosted by the Newberg Historical Society, this monthly talk takes place every last Tuesday of the month at the Chehalem Cultural Center. 

 

For the March talk, Chuck Zickefoose will present the history of Quonset huts in Newberg.

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact the Newberg Historical Society with any questions: newberghistory@gmail.com

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Sketch Club
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Sketch Club

Come draw EVERY FRIDAY morning at the CCC!

No reservation needed, drop in and sketch with other artists. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Bring your own paper and pencils. Easels, chairs, tables provided. Location: CCC Classroom.

$5/person/class

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact Kris Horn with questions about this event- khorn2@frontier.com

 

 

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femonologues: an open mic night for unheard voices
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

femonologues: an open mic night for unheard voices

femonologues: an open mic night  for unheard voices to share poetry, short stories, fiction, non-fiction, spoken word and song

Location: Blackbox Theatre at the Chehalem Cultural Center

All are welcome to attend, share, and listen to the words of women, non-binary people, queer people, and POC.

Sign-ups for a time at the mic will happen at the beginning of the evening, with priority given first to these normally silenced voices.

Working together we will create a safer space, requiring an environment of respect and receptivity from/for everyone that joins this night.

Wine and light refreshments will be served, no registration required.

For any questions, contact Carissa Smith-Burkett | carissa@chehalemculturalcenter.org

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Drop-in Painting Studio
Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

Drop-in Painting Studio

Come paint EVERY Wednesday morning at the CCC!

No reservation needed, drop in, paint and share the passion with other artists. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Bring your own materials. Easels, chairs, tables provided. 

Location: CCC Classroom
$10/person/class

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact Anne Holmgreen with questions about this event- holmgreenarts@outlook.com 971-276-3536

 

 

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Art Talk
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Art Talk

Guest Speaker: Olle Lundberg

Art Talk is a collaborative project of George Fox University's Department of Art & Design and the Chehalem Cultural Center. 

At this FREE weekly lecture series, visiting artist practitioners share their journeys with an audience of both students and community members. Each artist's 30-45 minute presentation is followed by an interactive Q & A session. 

The program introduces a public audience to engaging voices, creative concepts, and critical thinking surrounding art and design.

Monday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the Cultural Center Ballroom. Visit the link below for a schedule of speakers. 

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CCC Concert Series | Corral Creek Blue Grass
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

CCC Concert Series | Corral Creek Blue Grass

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#2: Corral Creek Bluegrass

Black Box Theater

Corral Creek comes to you with a mixed set list which includes Bluegrass standards, Oregon tunes, original tunes about life experience, comedy tunes, and a few stories. Ron, Pam, Ed, Carl and Tracy have come together from various backgrounds and experiences to share their music for the last twelve years.  Many band members keep busy with day jobs, but at night or on the weekends they share their music at Bluegrass festivals, fund raisers, churches, house concerts, wineries, and  special occasions.  Their music has entertained  folks at the Oregon Bluegrass Association Gospel Show; the High N’ Dry Bluegrass festival in Bend Oregon; the Eastside Bluegrass Series in Portland, Ore.; the Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree; many years of season openers at the Butteville Store, Church Services,  Weddings, Funerals and Community festivals! It’s always a family show including sing-a-longs, humorous stories, and good times by all. 

Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm.  Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for kids.

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Sketch Club
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Sketch Club

Come draw EVERY FRIDAY morning at the CCC!

No reservation needed, drop in and sketch with other artists. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Bring your own paper and pencils. Easels, chairs, tables provided. Location: CCC Classroom.

$5/person/class

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact Kris Horn with questions about this event- khorn2@frontier.com

 

 

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Free Workshop with Artist Group Physical Education
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Free Workshop with Artist Group Physical Education

Join artist group Physical Education for a free workshop and group performance at the Chehalem Cultural Center on March 14, 6pm.

As part of their exhibition Futility of Preparedness at Linfield GalleryPortland-based artist group Physical Education will facilitate an immersive workshop at Chehalem Cultural Center. Through movement, writing and group discussion, participants will maneuver between conceptual, political, historical and subjective experiences of the body. The artists will use readings as a loose platform from which to open conversations around fiction and reality, science-fiction, codes, geopolitics, language, and technology. Together, we will move beyond the title of Futility of Preparedness to look at how the body is implicated and effected by this weather right now.

No movement experience necessary.

For more information about Futility of Preparedness please visit www.linfield.edu/art/gallery-now.html


For more information about PE please visit:

www.physicaleducation.life
www.alliehankins.com
www.takahiroyamamoto.com
www.lu-yim.com



ABOUT THE EXHIBITION at LINFIELD GALLERY

Conceived of as a six-week installation and original performance, Physical Education’s Futility of Preparedness is an accumulation of ideas, objects and actions addressing the phenomenology of disaster planning.

Working with Linfield students and community members outside of the college, the project considers how the language of necessity, survival, and the informed create meaning in different contexts. The evolving exhibition space is meant to function as both a site for performance and contemplation, asking visitors to question how the language of preparedness functions in relation to speculation, paranoia and the world of resources.

Additional support for this exhibition comes from the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition, which includes funding from the Oregon Cultural Trust and the Oregon Community Foundation.


STATEMENT FROM THE ARTISTS

Preparedness is an imaginative idea/force/act. It exists in the imagination, but also exists as a heavy object that weighs you down literally/physically. “What’s the worst that could happen?” is a common question, but in the context of disaster planning it can sometimes yield daydreams of the unfathomable, spiraling out to the farthest reaches of fear and anxiety while simultaneously bringing focus and consideration to the self in its immediacy—what do I need to survive for X amount of days without access to any of the things I rely upon? What are my most basic needs? And which of those needs can fit in this duffel bag that is three feet long and two feet wide? When the big one comes, everything will come down to milliseconds, hundredths of centimeters which will determine survival or death. Wrong time, wrong place or not. But it will also be measured by lines on a page at a remote seismograph location, an innocent looking line that literally describes the earth shifting.

This exhibition is an exploitation of survivalist tendencies, apocalypse as oppression and the emotional, psychological, spiritual, and physical impact of apocalyptic scenarios. The relief in knowing the end is near. Energy expenditures on the possible though not plausible, anticipated yet unknown, destructive though generative. Predictions for the future - visions, data, divinity, context, history, lore. The relationship between expecting the end in one’s lifetime and human self importance or the individual & collective ego. What if we give up on the apocalypse as a notion. Welcome the end of humanity. The end as the beginning of healing. The usefulness of a diminished human ego. Is our survival necessary, useful, productive, or beneficial? Maybe a party is in order. Let’s celebrate our temporality and throw preparedness with caution into the face of harsh winds. Can futility be promising and even hopeful? Where do our allegiances lie.
 

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Drop-in Painting Studio
Mar
14
9:00 AM09:00

Drop-in Painting Studio

Come paint EVERY Wednesday morning at the CCC!

No reservation needed, drop in, paint and share the passion with other artists. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Bring your own materials. Easels, chairs, tables provided. 

Location: CCC Classroom
$10/person/class

NOTE: This event is not programmed by the CCC, please contact Anne Holmgreen with questions about this event- holmgreenarts@outlook.com 971-276-3536

 

 

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