Mary Poppins Tickets on Sale March 5-7 and March 12-14th

The Voices of the Performing Arts Presents:

Mary Poppins – The Broadway Musical

Two weekends of evening performaces:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM
March 5th, 6th 7th, 12th, 13th &14th

Sherwood Cultural Center – 22689 SW Pine Street  Sherwood, OR 97140

Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family who live in a big house in London on Cherry Tree Lane. In this family, the children, Jane and Michael are out of control.  They are in desperate need of a good Nanny.  Jane and Michael have their own ideas about what qualities their Nanny should have, while their parents, particularly Mr. Banks, are insistent on someone strict. When a mysterious young woman named Mary Poppins appears on their doorstep, the family finds that she just might be the answer to all their prayers- but in the most peculiar way. Mary Poppins professes that, “Anything can happen if you let it.” This motto takes the children on wonderful, magical adventures, and even teaches them a lesson or two.

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The Springs of Sherwood – Dementia Class for Loved Ones

On Wednesday, February 26th at 6pm, The Springs of Sherwood is offering a Dementia Class for Loved Ones’ of those with Dementia.

Christy Turner is the “go to” local expert for families living with a dementia diagnosis and the challenges that come with it. Christy Turner is a speaker, founder of CTC Dementia Care Management, and a community
education instructor at Chemeketa Community College.

She is an expert in creatively managing behaviors without drugs, and the go-to girl when you want to stop struggling and move forward with solutions that work.  Using her 14 years of experience in working with nearly 900 people living with dementia and their families,

Christy has developed a system that helps families move from constant overwhelm and crisis management to
confidence. She helps her clients stop losing precious time and start enjoying every moment.

Sponsored by The Springs at Sherwood
15677 SW Oregon Street, Sherwood, OR 97140 | 503.625.9481 | www.The
For more information contact: | (503) 530-6181
please join us wednesday, february 25th at 6pm
• Make 3 easy changes that will produce dramatic results
• Deal with denial (in your loved one AND your family members)
• Stop arguing–FOREVER!
• Use the 3 crucial elements you MUST include in every interaction to get grea

Newberg Habitat For Humanity 2014 Volunteers of the Year

Carol Jones and Joe Shipman were recently honored for their service to Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity at our recent Volunteer Appreciation Dessert as the 2014 Volunteers of the Year.  Neither volunteer sought recognition.  In fact, this year due to other volunteer commitments both Carol and Joe were not going to be able to attend.  So, I had to let the cat out of the bag explained Lisa Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator,  that they were our 2014 Volunteers of the Year.  Neither jumped on that band wagon, so we mixed up the program to start off with the Volunteers of the Year first and a commitment that they would be on their way in short order.

Carol Jones is a founding volunteer at our Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore volunteering nearly every weekend. She also serves as Chair of the ReStore Committee and is a member of the Family Support Committee.  At the ReStore Carol provides valuable input about the current and future needs of the store, the customers, as well as the needs of the volunteers.  Carol plays a key role in ensuring our ReStore is a consistent, viable funding source for Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build safe, affordable and decent housing in our community.

Carol has volunteered with Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity 1, 242 hours since arriving in the community in 2007.  This past year she dedicated 297.5 hours of service all the while volunteering her time and efforts singing bass with the Pride of Portland chorus of Sweet Adelines, serving as an active member of Zion Lutheran Church where she is a regular head cook for their Monday Meals program, singing on the Praise Team and choir, serving on the Outreach Committee, as well as the Quilters for Lutheran World Relief creating and sending handmade quilts throughout the world.  In addition she is a part of quilting unique and personal blankets for each and every child for our Newberg Area Habitat partner families and presents them at the home dedication ceremony.  So what does Carol do while she is away in Colorado?  She sings with their church choir and is a member of their prayer shawl ministry.

Joe Shipman started out with Habitat on a Saturday at our Construction Site, quickly became  one of our Thursday VIP regulars and from there started volunteering at our ReStore and assisting with donation deliveries and pick-ups.  Over the course of this past year Joe logged 435.75 hours of dedication.  Around here we call it a serious case of “Habititus”.

Joe’s skills and previous experience as a structural engineer are invaluable.  His knowledge of building is a huge benefit to Habitat and the projects we work on, including “A Brush With Kindness” small home repair program.  Joe was one of our volunteers that was highlighted in a recent Letter to the Editor for the work that was done on the Salkied’s home in Dayton.

Joe’s volunteer service does not begin and end with us.  He served on the National Institute for Engineering Ethics at Texas Tech University and is the Chairperson of the Finance Committee at First United Methodist Church here in Newberg.

Executive Director, Rick Rogers noted, “Carol and Joe embody the essence of volunteerism.  The time and talents they selflessly devote are a direct benefit to this organization and this community.  Carol and Joe are an inspiration to us all.”

Though not everyone has this much time to give, each and every hour adds up.  In 2014, over 500 volunteers donated 11,644.75 hours at the building site, the ReStore and on committees.  Newberg Area Habitat Humanity is a volunteer driven organization and all our volunteers help directly or indirectly build decent, affordable homes for deserving families in our local community.  What Will You Build?  To volunteer please contact Lisa at 503-537-9938 or email