July 4th parade, potluck picnic & games in Snoopy’s Meadow

Once again, the park will celebrate the July 4th with a golf cart parade, potluck picnic and games.

Parade: Decorated golf cart and started gathering in front of the park office flag pole around 9:30 a.m.  The parade kicked off at 10 a.m., with organizer Helaine Hepworth leading the procession throughout the park. (Last year nearly 20 carts and 4 bicycles … including two clowns … rolled around tossing candy to watchers along the way.)

Potluck picnic and games began at 1 p.m. in Snoopy’s Meadow. Folks will gather in the meadow under shade trees and the parks two new awnings to enjoy a picnic, conversation and games.

Everyone is invited …  Bring your own meat to BBQ yourself or have one of the Timber Valley Cooking Group’s grill masters helped BBQ it for you. Also bring your favorite summer potluck side dish to share with their fellow Americans, along with your own folding chair, table setting and drink.

Afternoon games included bocce ball, horseshoes, ladder golf and other non-contact sports.

After the picnic, lingered a little longer to help with cleanup.

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Have an idea for an activity for Annual Meeting “Fun Days”?

Is your head bursting with ideas for Fun Days? Stop by the planning group meeting on Friday, June 22 at 10:45 a.m. in the Clubhouse.

The Timber Valley Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 17, is followed by three days of fun, games and workshops.

Right now we could use your creative ideas … if you can’t make the meeting–contact: Joan Larson (#196) or Julianne Crane (#197).

Once the planning is complete, signup sheets for the events will be posted on the tables in the big (pool) room. Days and times for each event will be posted on the signup sheets.

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‘How-to-make a Kitchen Scrubby’

‘How-to-make a Kitchen Scrubby’
June 27, Wed., 1 p.m. 

Linda Zink (#16) will teach us how to crochet these simple 
decorative and functional round kitchen scrubby.

$2 for materials. Limit 12, sign-up sheet in clubhouse. (Please bring a Crochet Hook # I, J, or K, if you have)


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Sutherlin Central Avenue Paving Update

from the City of Sutherlin:


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Art Hampton celebrates his 94th on June 18

Longtime friends Art Hampton (#94) (left) and Gene Schrader (#70) share a laugh at the Timber Valley Board Agenda meeting earlier this week.

Former Timber Valley member Maxine Riddell called Jimmy Smith and me on Monday night to let us know that Art will be celebrating his 94th birthday on June 18. So if you see the smiling Gemini, give him a big hug. And by the way, Maxine, we miss you lots. Please stop by and visit the park.

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Scooter / Electric wheelchair Group

Tom Binningeer (#167) is looking for other Timber Valley folks who use electric wheelchairs or scooters.

He hopes to form a group for camaraderie and possibly plan joint activities around the area.

The first meeting is set for Friday, June 15, at 11 a.m. in the Clubhouse. There is also a sign-up sheet in the clubhouse.

Contact Tom with any questions: (541) 530-2340.

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Got Landscape or Gardening Questions?

Here’s an opportunity to ask a Master Gardener.

Wednesday, JUNE 6 at 3pm in the Clubhouse
Guest Speaker:  Jude Stensland – Master Gardener from the U of O Extension

What types of plants might be best for small space landscaping and gardening?
What can be planted that is deer resistant?
Caring for garden and landscape plantings: when to divide, prune, fertilize, identifying disease or insect infestation?
What plants should be avoided that may be invasive or noxious?
How do I know if I’m watering too much or too little?
What kinds of plants grow best in the northwest?
Good resources for answering specific plant questions?
How can the Extension Service be of assistance?

There are so many questions…

This post brought to you by Dar Hoch and the Landscape Committee.

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The Park’s 1999 Chevrolet Pickup Truck to be Sold

The Park is selling our 1999 Chevrolet Pickup with 55,000 miles. We will
ask for sealed bids starting on June 1 @ 9:00am through June 8 @
4:00pm. The starting bid is $2,500.00. Submit your bid to the office in a
sealed envelope by 4:00pm on June 8. The bids will be marked with
date and time when received by the office. Bids will be opened at
4:00pm on the 8th and the highest bid gets the truck. In case of a tie,  the
earliest bid wins. The truck can be seen at the maintenance shed.

Don’t miss this chance to be a proud owner of a classic small American Pickup. They don’t make ’em like this anymore.

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June 2018 – Special Events at Timber Valley

All Timber Valley members and Escapee visitors are invited to all activities.

Weekly Friday Social Hour – 
Beginning Friday, 6/1 and every week thereafter, 3 p.m. Clubhouse. Everyone welcome. Bring potluck snacks to share with friends.  Info: Nathan Brown (#5) (559) 960-0893

Annual Timber Valley Yard Sale: 6/2 – Saturday, 8 a.m. – ?? Individual sites and Clubhouse, $5 to participate

Everyone in the park is invited to have a sale at their site, or a table in clubhouse.
 Or if you like, you can donate items to the Jacks and Jills table. Sign-up sheets in Clubhouse. Deadline to be on park map is Friday, 6/1, noon.

If you do not want to have your own sale, but have items you want to get rid of, donate them to the Jacks and Jills table in the Clubhouse by Friday, noon.

‘Bocce Ball’Every Saturday, 
3 p.m., Snoopy’s Meadow.
 Free.  No experience necessary.

‘Ice Cream Social’ — Sundays, 3 p.m. 50-cent scoop, bring your own bowl and spoon.

‘Pot Luck Dinner’ – 6/4,  Monday, 5:30 p.m. Clubhouse. Everyone invited. Bring a side dish to share. Hosts: George and Trudy Reel (#113).

Spring Seminar # 8 – 
 and container gardening’ ideas
— 6/6, Wednesday,  3 p.m., Clubhouse. Free
OSU Extension Service Master Gardner
will share information about plants that are deer-resistant and grow well in our region. There will be time for questions and answers. 

‘Coming of Summer and 
Flag Day Dinner’
– 6/14, Thurs., 4 p.m. $5 donation.
The Timber Valley Cooking Group, coordinated by Terry and Mike Hilty (#71), is hosting a BBQ Chicken Brest, three salads. Terry’s Famous Carrot Cake.

‘Chapter 9 Elkton Rally’
– 6/18-6/21.
Monday afternoon-Thursday morning.
Oregon Trails Chap. 9 Escapees Club holds its first Rally of the season at the Elkton RV Park. Sign-up sheet in Clubhouse.  Contact: Rick De Young (#184) for more information.

Jacks & Jills Meeting
- 6/25, Mon., 1 p.m. Clubhouse.  Election of J & J officers for 2018-2019 year.  All welcome.

Spring Seminar # 9 – ‘How-to Crochet Kitchen Scrubby’
— 6/27 – Wednesday, 1 p.m.
Linda Zink, (#16) will teach us how to make a simple round kitchen scrubby. Limit 12. — $2 materials. 
Look for sign-up sheet in Clubhouse

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Big turnout for Memorial Day Picnic

The weather was perfect and scores of Timber Valley members and guests turned out in Snoopy’s Meadow for the potluck Memorial Day Picnic.

The two recently acquired 10′ by 10′ awnings provided much appreciated additional shade for the first picnic of the season. Special thanks to Art Hampton and the Bocce Ball crew for setting up the picnic tables and chairs. And, to all the other volunteers.

Music was provided by (from left) David Burns (AWL #108), Ruby and Ed Bonham (#175) and Nathan Brown (#5)

(Below) Gwen Prohaska (#93) shows her skills on the popular Bocce Ball court.

Next picnic is July 4th.


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