Library, clubs focus of woman's club
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
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."
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
For more information about the
Woman's Club, call Kate at 838-6172 or Edna at
For more information on the new book
club, call Elaine at 623-1916 or Betty Lou at
Dallas artist's work displayed at
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
Antique, hobby and craft show at
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.
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
Entertainment will include indoor and
outdoor games, musicians, and pony rides.
booths will include homemade chili corn on the cob, apple pies, and
Proceeds from the event will be used
towards the church's mission budget, youth scholarships to
camp, some new projects and Christmas
For participation or more information,
call Jody Daily at 838-0798 or JoAnn King at
Hospice recruiting volunteers
-- 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.
Registration is required. For more
information on the volunteer training classes or to register, call
Rose Mary Bilstein at
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
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
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
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
For more information, contact Janet
Hutchison at 831-3570 or Faith DeMarr at
Lifeguard Training -- Successful
participants, ages 15 and up, may qualify to apply for jobs at
Dallas Aquatic Center and other Red Cross swimming
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
Cost is $50 for residents and $65 for
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
Cost is $100 for residents and $125 for
Spanish speaking swimming lessons
Aqua aerobics at M/I
INDEPENDENCE -- The Monmouth/Independence
Family YMCA is offering adult "Aqua Aerobics" from 5 to 6
p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Sept.
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
For registration, fees, memberships or
more information, call Erika at the YMCA pool at