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Whitworth event set

DALLAS -- Whitworth Elementary School is accepting donated items in good condition for an upcoming fund-raising auction in conjunction with the school's annual spaghetti feed.

The annual Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 7 in the Dallas High School forum, 1250 SE Holman Ave.

Dinner includes salad, bread, drink, dessert and all-you-can-eat spaghetti. Cost is $5 for ages 12 and older; $3 for ages 5 to 11; and free for ages 4 and younger.

Proceeds will be used for school supplies, student field trip costs and other school expenses.

Tickets are available at the Whitworth school office and will be sold at the foot on April 7.

To volunteer to help, donate auction items, make arrangements for pickupsof items, or for more information: Whitworth School, 503-623-8351.


Health fair date changed

INDEPENDENCE -- The date for the annual Talmadge Middle School Health Fair has been changed to Tuesday, April 25.

The health fair, hosted by the school's health and fitness classes, will be open to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. at 510 16th St.

Event organizers apologize for any inconvenience the change may have caused. They are still looking for interested health and fitness professionals and businesses that provide health-related services to the community.

Booths and tables will be set up throughout the school's gymnasium with health-related information provided by participating vendors.

To participate or for more information: Cheri Anderson at 503-606-2425; or e-mail:


Academy returns to '50s

Community members are invited to an evening of food, music and improv comedy when Mid-Valley Christian Academy presents "Uncle Phil's Diner" April 6-8.

"Uncle Phil's" is a 1950s interactive dinner play in which attendees are encouraged to dress in 50s attire as they feast on cheeseburgers and fries.

Actors in the production will double as waiters and waitresses and will perform live musical numbers to tunes from the past, such as Jerry Lee Lewis's "Great Balls of Fire."

The performances start at 7 p.m. at the school at 1483 16th St. in Monmouth.

Tickets for $8 cover dinner and entertainment and are available at the academy and Figaro's Pizza in Dallas.

Proceeds will be used to fund music, drama and worship classes, extracurricular activities and sports at the academy.

For more information: Leslie Brandt at 503-623-9043.


Hospital book fair due

DALLAS -- The West Valley Hospital Auxiliary's annual book fair will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in the hospital's conference room near the main lobby, 525 SE Washington St.

The cash-and-carry event will include new books, CDs, games and gift items, sold for as much as 70 percent off their retail prices. Proceeds will be used by the WVH Auxiliary to award a scholarship to a graduating Polk County high school senior who is planning to pursue a career in a medically related field.

For more information: Alice Murray at 503-623-4216.


Annual doll show slated

RICKREALL -- Local doll club Wagon Wheel Dollers will sponsor its 24th annual show and sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 Pacific Highway W.

The one-day event will include 140 vendor tables featuring antique, porcelain, miniature, artist and collectible dolls, doll-related items and bears. Stringing and appraisals will be available. General admission will be $3.

For more information: Arleta at 503-581-1206.


Ugos helps Relay team

DALLAS -- Ordering pizza from Ugo's Pizza on Tuesday, March 28 will help raise funds for Nathan's Angels, a local team entered into the American Cancer Society Polk County Relay for Life. Members of the team, which is also sponsored by Wal-Mart, will work at Ugo's from 4 to 8 p.m. as part of the fund raising effort. Ugo's Pizza will donate a portion of the evening's proceeds to the team.

The ACS Relay for Life will be held from 6 p.m. Friday, May 19 to noon Saturday, May 20 at the Central High School track. The community is invited to the many events that will be part of it and and to share in raising funds to find a cure for cancer.


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