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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Koncert for Kids


Annual Koncert for Kids set for October 21, 2015


Join us at 7pm at the McMinnville High School Auditorium for an evening of beautiful music and amazing talent! This year’s Koncert for Kids will feature Michael Allen Harris, Julianne Johnson, The Vintage Voices, We Three (The Humlie Trio), and McMinnville High School’s Twilighters.


Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available at the McMinnville Community Center front desk. Proceeds benefit the Kids in Koncert Music Enrichment Program offered by the McMinnville Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with the Snowman Foundation.


For more information, contact Program Manager Janet Adams at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or (503) 434-7369.




Welcome the newest member of the MPD, K9 Tucker!

Master Officer Jason Carruth is currently partnered with Narcotics Detection K9 Tucker. K9 Tucker is Ofcr. Carruth’s 3rd K9 partner, following the retirements of K9 Flash in 2007 and K9 Kodi in 2015. K9 Tucker is a 1 1/2 year old German Shepherd from the USA, bred in West Virginia from champion German Shepherd bloodlines. K9 Tucker was selected after an intensive selection process from Vohne Liche Kennels in Indiana. Vohne Liche Kennels is a premier nationally recognized K9 training facility that provides K9s of various disciplines to over 5000 law enforcement and government agencies including the National Security Agency (NSA), Pentagon, U.S. State Department, Armed Forces, as well as local police agencies.

K9 Tucker was initially imprinted as a dual purpose Patrol/Narcotics K9. Ofcr. Carruth and K9 Tucker recently completed initial training as a Narcotics Detection team after attending training conducted by Beaverton Police Department K9 training Ofcr. Tony Bastinelli. Ofcr. Bastinelli is a Patrol/Narcotics trainer with the Oregon Police Canine Association (OPCA), the certifying body for police service dogs in the state.

When not working, K9 Tucker enjoys long walks on the beach, playing with now retired K9 Kodi, and laying in his swimming pool.


Senior Center 20th Anniversary Celebration!

History in the Making!


Come help us celebrate our 20th anniversary on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at the McMinnville Senior Center.  We'll host an open house from 9am - 6pm with food & beverage.  There will also be live music & dancing from 3pm - 6pm with a program presentation at 4pm.


Check out the event flyer HERE.

Check out the latest from the Library! MacReads - MacThinks- MacLearns

MacReads ~ MacThinks ~ MacLearns


In an effort to encompass more methods for lifelong learning, after 10 years MacReads has morphed into MacThinks. Like MacReads, MacThinks is co-sponsored by Friends of the McMinnville Public Library, Linfield College Library, and Third Street Books. MacThinks invites creators to the McMinnville community. And MacThinks provides an opportunity for community members to engage in conversation about what they read. However, instead of our community reading a single book from one author each year, we now have the opportunity to meet and learn from many authors, artists, chefs, and thinkers. In the last year of MacThinks programs, we wrestled with the question of legalizing marijuana while hearing from Roger Roffman, author of Marijuana Nation and we learned how to make sauerkraut and other fermented delicacies with Kirsten and Christopher Shockey, chefs and authors of Fermented Vegetables.

This fall, MacThinks will provide us with many opportunities to gain creative inspiration and insight:



Lisa Congdon visits Linfield’s Nicholson Library for a question and answer session on Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30pm. As a fine artist and illustrator, Lisa Congdon is known for her colorful abstract paintings, intricate line drawings, pattern design, and hand lettering. Congdon works for clients around the world including the MoMA, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and more. Congdon is the author of many books: Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist; and illustrated books Whatever You Are, Be a Good One; Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip; and A Collection a Day. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.



We will delve into the world of teen adventure fiction. Author William Ritter will read from his latest novel on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30pm in the Carnegie Room of the McMinnville Public Library. Ritter is the author of the Jackaby series. He is an alumnus of the University of Oregon where he received his degree in English and Education with certificates in creative writing and folklore. Ritter teaches high school language arts. He lives in Springfield, Oregon.



Thriller writer Chelsea Cain will entertain us with her gory, page-turning writing style. Chelsea Cain will read at Linfield’s Nicholson Library at 7:30pm on Thursday, November 5. Cain is a New York Times’ best-selling author of Portland-based horror novels that turn the genre on its ear. Stephen King included two of her books in his top ten favorite books of the year and NPR named her book Heartsick as one of the best 100 thrillers ever written. Her newest book is One Kick.

Public Hearing on Normalization of Marijuana set for Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

 For more information please follow the following link:

"City Manager Discusses Marijuana"