February 2023
Happy February everyone!  We are please to welcome so many new Keep It Local members last month!  Check out the bottom of the newsletter to see who's local!

Don't miss any of the events in Yamhill County this Spring!  Check out the calendar of events on our website!

Did we miss an event on our community calendar?  Let us know!  If your organization or business has an event, we would love to put it on our calendar.  You can either fill out the form HERE or just email a link to the event to

Please use our websites (Keep It Local Mac and Keep It Local Newberg) as resources to find locally owned small businesses in Yamhill County.  Many local retailers have developed online shops that let you shop from home safely.  Visit the Keep It Local Marketplace to see which of our members have online shops. 

Thank you so much for Keeping It Local.  Our small businesses appreciate your support so much!  ~ Leigh Ann
"Images of Home Show"
We all have a different image of what HOME means to us.  Currents Gallery in McMinnville is hosting a very special show in February that will feature the artists’ interpretation of “Home”.  Is it one’s hometown? Grandma’s kitchen?  The doggie’s comfy bed? In the woods?  At the ocean?  Artists were asked to let their imaginations flow and use color, form, and movement to express the emotions that came to mind.  Come to the gallery to see the amazing and diverse results of this challenge. 
Dates, Days & Times:
Show Dates February 7, 2023 – March 5, 2023
Opening Reception Saturday, February 11th, noon to 4pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4 pm,
Sunday 11am - 3pm

For more information about this artist-owned gallery, Currents' Back Door Studio classes, or the Monthly Featured Shows, contact:
Currents Gallery
532 NE Third Street
McMinnville, Oregon 97128


Art Jewelry Show for 2nd Saturday! 
The Gallery at Ten Oaks

A special jewelry show spotlights our February 2nd Saturday Art & Wine.
From 11 AM to 4 PM, meet our jewelry artists Gabrielle Taylor, Lori Schanche, Susan Grace Branch and Gerry & Melissa Rasch. They will be in the gallery to help you find the perfect piece!

Our guest winemaker will be Varnum Vintners from the Eola-Amity Hills AVA outside of Amity. Taralyn and Cyler Varnum's passion is to make delicious, small production wines that have a clear expression of vineyard and vintage. They make the wines they love and experiment with new grapes and styles that pique their interest. Their focus is on old vine Riesling, Pinot Noir and Sparkling Wines

Lillie's Sweet Shop is excited to participate in The Melt Down 2023! We are proud to be the one and only dessert option. The flavors of honey, ricotta, raspberries, Brie, figs, cream cheese, and candies almonds combine in this super moist and flavorful cupcake. This is some sweet cheesy goodness you will not want to miss. 

Lillie's Sweet Shop is open Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00-2:00 inside Happy Acres at the Bayou, 9670 SW Bayou Dr. We'll have pop-up times each week at Academy Mortgage (835 NW NE Adams St), times to be announced. And, as always, we deliver 7 days a week, $3 in McMinnville and $6 to surrounding areas. 

"These cupcakes are the best that I've ever had! Just sweet enough to know you're having a cupcake, a treat, they are so moist and the raspberries give it that little bit of bite with the almonds topping it off beautifully! 12/10 would recommend!" ~ valued customer and designated Melt Down taste tester
McMinnville Antiques Mall, which is located at 334 NE 3rd Street in historic downtown McMinnville, would like to invite you to participate in our first Valentine’s Day Raffle! Be rewarded for shopping with us locally for all of the quality antique & vintage collectibles, furniture, clothing & accessories, jewelry, art & hand crafted items you have been searching for.  If you’ve never visited, please, come see what brings so many visitors back again and again, both locally and as tourists who make it a point to stop in during each visit to the area. We offer a unique shopping experience, without pushy sales tactics! With over 50 vendor booths, we have quite an eclectic selection to discover! Our staff is always willing to help, if you need it.

There will be three Raffle Basket Prizes up for grabs.  Each 1st, 2nd & 3rd prize basket will include a bit of themed Valentine’s Day items, vintage goodies and a Gift Certificate to use for a later visit! You and your friends do not want to miss this opportunity to shop local with a chance to win!

To participate, come shop with us anytime between Monday February 1st  at 10am -  February 13th at 5pm, and earn a raffle ticket entry for every $20 you spend in our little vendor mall. There are no limits on entries, so shop, shop & shop some more! The private drawing will be done by staff on February 14th and all three winners will be notified by phone (text or call) by 11 am on Valentine’s Day!

Thanks in advance for your show of support. Good luck to you all & happy shopping!

Paint with Love 
 with Bottle & Bottega at Chris James Cellars

A Valentine's evening treat in the wine country
Individuals and couples welcome 

Join us at our MAC tasting room for a Valentine's wine tasting and paint party! Receive step-by-step instruction on how to turn a blank canvas into a memorable work of art. No experience needed. 

Bring your loved one, or your friend, or just yourself. All are welcome. 

Mix and mingle time from 6:30 - 7:00 pm. Painting begins promptly at 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Date: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2023

Time: 6:30 - 9 pm

Location: McMinnville Tasting Room 

Cost: $50/person
Tickets include a flight of wine, or glass pour of our weekly flight selection, plus all painting materials. Additional wine and light fare will be available for purchase during the event.

Book Online

Wine Bingo
Chris James Cellars

Have you started your Wine Bingo yet? Who doesn't love a little bit of playfulness and challenge? Stop by the tasting room to get your "passport card" today.

How To Play: 

  • Stop by the Mac tasting room and get a stamp for any wine tasted (flight or by glass).
  • Get any 5 in a row to be entered into a drawing for prizes.
  • Cover the board for 15 entries! 

Watch our Instagram flight videos each week to know what we will pour each week.

Get any 5 in a row to be entered into a drawing for a complimentary tasting for up to 8 guests with light snacks.


Wine Bingo ends 3/31/23 | Return Bingo cards by 4/15.

Ask our wine associates for more details and a stamp card. 

Book a reservation

Coaching to Connection Presents:

Time out for women conversations are for women of all ages and persuasions!            You are welcome!
We are providing safe space for women to share their collective experiences and wisdom around a specific theme relevant for women at each gathering. We Meet Up monthly at a different location in McMinnville with a new fun, provocative, “pithy” topic.
The beginning of a new year is a good time to notice which things we wish to complete or follow through on, as we make resolutions and promises to ourselves. Let's share our list of promises we've made and support each other to follow through. Bring your own list of promises and hold the collective vision of completion!

Check out our website or our Coaching to Connection Facebook page!

"Time out" is facilitated by two international life coaches:
Susan Cook, M.C. - Susan holds a 2-year Master of Counseling psychology degree. Her passion is coaching people in applying their inner truth and knowledge to their "outer lives". Her gift is helping people release obstacles and resistances that create unwanted limitations.
Sandrina Weller, Life Coach, SIC - Sandy, for over twenty years, has been sought out by many different women to share their stories with her. She helps women to remember their own potential and their inside power which awaits them to improve their situations.

Join Natalie's Estate Winery for a decadent Valentine's Wine & Chocolate Pairing event!

Our decadent Wine & Chocolate Pairing Event is back... just in time for Valentine's Day on February 12!

If you love chocolate and of course, wine, then you really must attend!

We partner with Suzy's Chocolates, LLC who brings her beautiful chocolates that are almost too

pretty to eat...almost! She is on hand to talk about her process, artistry and answer questions.

We pair each of the chocolates with a separate wine - 6 in all. Boyd has tasted through each of these pairings to ensure that they complement perfectly. He will talk about the wines during this seated tasting.

This is a really special tasting - leisurely and indulgent. Come alone, bring your sweetheart or your bestie. They always sell out, so get your tickets early!


Where: Natalie's Estate Winery, 16825 NE Chehalem Dr, Newberg OR

When: Sunday, February 12th, 2023

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tasting Fee: $45 per Cellar Club members and $60 for General Public

Questions: Please call 503-807-5008

Tickets -


Winery website:

B.Y.O.G. Friday Game Nights @ Chris James Cellars
Fridays 5-8pm each week starting 2/3/22
645 NE 3rd St Suite 1A McMinnville OR 97128

B.Y.O.G Fridays!
(Bring your own games)
Starting February 3rd, join us on Fridays 5-8pm each week for an evening of games, wine, and light bites! Whether you're into strategy games like Settlers of Catan, or other multiplayer games like Cards Against Humanity, Backgammon, Jenga, or whatever your heart desires, you can now enjoy them on Friday nights in our McMinnville tasting room!
If you have a game, bring it! Bring as many people as you want, or invite individuals in the tasting room to join you.
Not playing games? No problem. Hang out and enjoy the atmosphere. Play or not play, the choice is yours.
No reservation needed, our tables will be first come first served
Drink specials: $3 off Glass Pours, and 15% off bottles
Little Lavender Shop, tucked in the alley off of College street in Newberg, is the farm shop of Little Lavender Farm, located in the beautiful hills of Dundee. Using only natural and sustainable growing practices, we sell fresh and dried bouquets, culinary lavender, and handcrafted lavender products using our farm distilled essential oil.

Apothic House is a perfect spot for celebration, gathering, and community connection. We host and are home to performers, artists, creators, healers, teachers, students, and more. Check out our events page for upcoming experiences.

The Marigold Inn is an enchanting, layered, and eclectic two-room lodging built in 1894. Her history remains shrouded in mystery, though it can be imagined through the veneer of various surfaces, some distressed and incomplete, found throughout the space. Her doors and windows are original and her spirit, after many decades of life, is wise and playful.

Limitless Beauty is a space that is everything beauty, but without the parameters. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? Well, here’s a place where any and all interpretations of that are welcome. We shouldn’t box in this idea or definition of what beauty should or shouldn’t be based on an opinion that is solely seen from how one person defines it. It should be an eclectic collaboration of what beauty is to each individual person. 
United Investigation Services is a private investigation firm that investigates several fields of law, including civil, criminal, juvenile, family, fraud, and more. It is our mission to ensure every one of our clients is empowered with information to build a strong defense.
Audrey Horowitz is a piano teacher with 10 years experience and a passion for teaching. She knows firsthand how transformative learning a musical instrument can be and strives to impact a positive experience to those wishing to learn. She believes the most important part of lessons is the relationship built between her and her students. Getting to know the student’s musical goals, interests, and learning style is the foundation of this relationship.

Stickers, pinback buttons, magnets and notecards locally designed and made in McMinnville, Oregon.

We at Honey Bubbles believe in giving back. Each month we donate 10% of profits to a worthy non profit organization. Visit our website ( to see which organization benefits from your purchase this month!

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