International Movie Night “Land of Mine”

International Movie Night Presented by
North Plains Public Library

Thursday, December 21, 2017
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(Adults Only)

Please join us to see a free screening of “LAND OF MINE” brought to you by the North Plains Public Library, the Oregon Cultural Trust and Abbey Creek Winery. Danish and German dubbed to English.

Color: 110 minutes running time. In the aftermath of World War II, a group of surrendered German soldiers are ordered by Allied forces to remove their own landmines from the coast of Denmark. Directed by Martin Zandvliet, Land of Mine made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Abbey Creek Winery Tasting Room
31441 NW Commercial Street
North Plains, Oregon 97133

Wine and wonderful food will be available to purchase at the venue. The doors open at 6pm and the showing will be at 7pm.

Culinary Literacy III

Tips & Tricks for the Holidays!

Saturday, December 9, 2017
9:30 am to 10:30 am

North Plains Senior Center
31450 NW Commercial St.
North Plains, OR   97133

North Plains Public Library is proud to offer the 3rd presentation in our Culinary Literacy Series- “Tips and Tricks for the Holidays!” featuring Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s Executive Chef, Mark Gordon.  Join Chef Gordon as he shares holiday tips with fun demos and show and tell.  Mark your calendars and reserve a spot now!  

New location — North Plains Senior Center, located at 31450 NW Commercial St., North Plains, OR   97133. Everyone is welcome!  

Due to the growth in attendance for these series, reservations will be required.  Please call the library to reserve a spot, 503 647-5051.

13th Annual North Plains Jingle

See the holiday lights and be part of the parade!

December 7, 2017
6:00 pm
Jessie Mays Community Park

This will be the 13th year for the Jingle. Individuals, families, friends and organizations are encouraged to decorate anything that moves and participate in the parade.

Some folks decorate trucks and trailers, others bring the family car, and many residents rent golf carts from J & S Golf Carts on Main Street at (503) 647-1984. Motorcycles and bicycles can join. It’s up to you as long as you can keep pace with the parade which moves about 10 miles an hour and have a light or two you can join. 

Don’t forget – awards are given for the best decorated vehicle!

The Jingle begins and ends at Jessie Mays Community Park and the procession last about 20-30 minutes. Hot chocolate, cider, and cookies are served afterwards courtesy of the sponsor Loch Lolly Christmas Tree Forest and North Plains Events Association.

If you would like your home to be included in the judging for this year’s event, please register at

Lights must be installed by the Sunday prior to the event to be included in the contest. Awards are given in various categories including:

  – Most Holiday Spirit

  – Best Lighted House

  – Best Street Spirit

Coastal Vapors Plus Grand Re-Opening

Coastal Vapors Plus is re-opening at a new location!
Join us to welcome Coastal Vapors Plus to their new location.
Coastal Vapors Plus is a “unique” vapor store.
They carry a variety of products that does not include marijuana or nicotine products.
They also have a gift shop with hand-made items to support area artists.

Friday, November 10, 2017
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 pm

31550 NW Commercial Street
North Plains, Oregon 97133

For additional information email the North Plains Chamber.

or call 503-647-2207

Business After Hours Jingle & Mingle

Join the North Plains Chamber and Loch Lolly Christmas Farm to kick-off the holiday  season  with refreshments and networking with a holiday flair. The cost to attend this event is two cans of food or to make a cash donation to the North Plains Food Pantry. Bring your business card to enter the door prize drawing.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Loch Lolly Christmas Farm
28332 NW Dorland Road
North Plains, Oregon 97133

RSVP at 503-647-2077 or
North Plains Chamber of Commerce

Invitation to Jingle & Mingle

Super Saturday with Rys Thomas

November 25, 2017
1:00pm- 2:00pm

Jessie Mays Community Center
30975 NW Hillcrest Street
North Plains, OR 97133

Rhys Thomas dazzles you with improbable juggling, unique comedy and amazing acrobatics. JuggleMania shares the heroes that taught him how to juggle: BOOKS! By reading and practicing, this Oregon boy gained enough skills to become an internationally touring juggler, magician and comedian.

Chinese yo-yos, cowboy lassos, Indian clubs, Egyptian juggling balls and other toys come alive in the hands of an artist that has toured four continents.


International Movie Night “Moka”

November 16, 2017
Doors open at 6:00pm
Showing at 7:00pm(strictly over 21+)
Abbey Creek Winery Tasting Room
31441 NW Commercial Street
North Plains, Oregon 97133

“MOKA”– French with English subtitles.

Color : 90 minutes running time.

 Diane Kramer is led by one obsession: to find the driver of the mocha color Mercedes which hit her son and devastated her life. With a few belongings, some money and a gun, she goes to Evian, where she’s learned the driver lives.

Director and Cast
Director: Frédéric Mermoud
Starring: Emmanuelle Devos


Family Fun Night with Captain Underpants

North Plains Public Library
November 3, 2017
at 6:30pm

Join us at the Library on the First Friday of each month for a free showing of a PG-rated movie, and a chance for parents to get their library holds or have a quiet moment!

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.


Culinary Literacy—Spices 101!

October 28, 2017 at 9:30 am

Join Savory Spice Shop owners, Jim and Anne Brown for a fascinating overview of the world of culinary spices.  The Spices 101 presentation will start with a brief history and geography of the spice world, then move to the major spice categories and their usage in different cuisines.  The presentation will be peppered with lots of interactive discussion about recipes and cooking spices. 

Learn how to make quick, easy meals SUPER TASTY!  Free samples!

This second presentation of the North Plains Public Library’s Culinary Literacy Series will occur at the library located at 31334 NW Commercial Street.