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Library, clubs focus of woman's club meeting

INDEPENDENCE -- The GFWC Independence Woman's Club will hold the Wednesday, Sept. 6 meeting at their clubhouse at 340 S. Third St. Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. and the program will start at 7:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

Guest speakers include Vona Pease who is past president of the Valley District of Women's Clubs as well as a former president of the Oregon Federation of Women's Clubs. She will speak on Women's Clubs and also on the national program "Libraries 2000."

Elaine Ferguson, chairperson of the Friends of the Independence Public Library, will speak on co-sponsoring a book club and on volunteering for the library.

After the program a short meeting will be held. The Woman's Club is a service organization whose objective is to promote greater community and educational interest and to promote fellowship among its members. Membership is open to people in the community who support these interests.

For more information about the Woman's Club, call Kate at 838-6172 or Edna at 838-0775.

For more information on the new book club, call Elaine at 623-1916 or Betty Lou at 838-6318.

Dallas artist's work displayed at fair

DALLAS -- Dallas artist Shirley Oakley received a first place award for her entry in the Oregon Art Annual. The work, titled "Reflections," is water media collage. The juried annual includes work by professional and amateur artists and is displayed only during the state fair in the Art Annex.

Antique, hobby and craft show at church

MONMOUTH -- Christ's Church is hosting an "Antique, Hobby and Craft Show and Sale" fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Christ's Church, 412 W. Clay St.

The event will include an antique auction where antique dealers will bring their wares for both an oral and silent auction. There will be youth-oriented events such as a cake walk with monster cookies, face painting, fishing, and bean bag toss booths. The Christ's Church Women's booth will sell grapevine wreaths, hop wreaths, swags and produce.

View "unique and unusual" ways people spend their time at the hobbies booth.

Entertainment will include indoor and outdoor games, musicians, and pony rides.

Food booths will include homemade chili corn on the cob, apple pies, and beverages.

Proceeds from the event will be used towards the church's mission budget, youth scholarships to camp, some new projects and Christmas baskets.

For participation or more information, call Jody Daily at 838-0798 or JoAnn King at 838-6603.

Willamette Valley Hospice recruiting volunteers

SALEM -- Willamette Valley Hospice is recruiting volunteers to work with terminally ill patients and grieving families. A comprehensive volunteer training is scheduled to begin on Sept. 19 and run through Oct. 31.

This training will fully equip volunteers to provide support to families in their homes, emotionally support caregivers, and to walk through the grief experience with grieving children and adults. "When working with terminally ill people or families who have had death in their lives, you develop a new sense of meaning and purpose for your life," states Trey Malicoat, associate director of Willamette Valley Hospice. Volunteer opportunities include: respite support for families, office and promotional work, grief education, and speaker's bureau opportunities.

A total of eight sessions will be held on varied days and are scheduled to accommodate both working and nonworking individuals. Sessions will be held at Willamette Valley Hospice, 2700 Market St. NE.

Registration is required. For more information on the volunteer training classes or to register, call Rose Mary Bilstein at 588-3600.

Monmouth Public Library Book Discussion

MONMOUTH -- The Monmouth Public Library Book Discussion Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14 in the public meeting room of the library.

This will be the organizational meeting for the 2000-2001 sessions. If you have a book you would like the group to read this year, please bring it to share. The schedule and discussion leaders for the year will be decided.

All are welcome to attend. This discussion group meets on the second Thursday evening of each month from September through June.

The Monmouth Public Library is located at 168 S. Ecols St. For more information, call Fran Kosko at the library at 838-1932.

Aquatics programs in Dallas

DALLAS -- The City of Dallas is offering a number of aquatics programs in the coming weeks. All classes will be held at the Dallas Municipal Pool located at 385 SW Levens St.

For more information, contact Janet Hutchison at 831-3570 or Faith DeMarr at 831-3504.

Lifeguard Training -- Successful participants, ages 15 and up, may qualify to apply for jobs at Dallas Aquatic Center and other Red Cross swimming pools.

Training will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no afternoon class on Thursday), Monday through Friday, on Aug. 21 to Aug. 25. A second session will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 to 16.

Cost is $50 for residents and $65 for nonresidents.

Water Safety Instructor Training -- For ages 17 and up, must have lifeguard certification. Classes will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Sept. 5 to 15.

Cost is $100 for residents and $125 for nonresidents.

Spanish speaking swimming lessons are available.

Aqua aerobics at M/I YMCA

INDEPENDENCE -- The Monmouth/Independence Family YMCA is offering adult "Aqua Aerobics" from 5 to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Sept. 1.

The water exercise class is open to men and women ages 18 and older. An instructor will lead the class and a lifeguard is on duty at all times.

The YMCA pool and facility is located at 495 I St.

Preregistration is required.

For registration, fees, memberships or more information, call Erika at the YMCA pool at 838-0184.


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