Luncheon at CHS
Central High School leadership students will host their annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving luncheon Wednesday, Nov. 24, at noon.
The event takes place in the cafeteria at Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St., Independence. All seniors are welcome.
The luncheon will include turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Along with food, attendees will be treated to a performance by CHS's own Mainstreet Singers and are eligible to participate in a holiday raffle.
For more information: Jeff Witt, Central High School activities director, 503-606-2229; e-mail to email@example.com.
TLC slates annual
Trinity Lutheran Church of Dallas will host its annual community Thanksgiving celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 24.
The free dinner will be at the church at 450 SE Washington St. and will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A Thanksgiving community worship service will take place at 7 p.m.
Child care will be provided, the facility is handicapped accessible, and home meal delivery is available.
For more information or to request a home meal delivery: 503-623-2233 or 503-623-5153 (Spanish/Espanol).
Tater's serving up
Tater's Cafe at 683 SE Jefferson St., Dallas, will serve a free Thanksgiving Day dinner including beverage and dessert on Thursday, Nov. 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information: 503-623-3335.
available at church
Cornerstone Church of God will host a Thanksgiving luncheon Thursday, Nov. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 4395 Independence Highway.
A full turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served. All are welcome.
Transportation is available to residents of the Monmouth-Independence area who would like to attend. Home-delivered meals are also available.
To make arrangements for a ride or meal delivery, call the church today (Wednesday, Nov. 24) between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or Thursday, Nov. 25, before 11 a.m.
For more information: 503-838-5119.
offered by lodge
Independence Elks Lodge, with help from local businesses, is sponsoring a Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 25.
Seatings are available from 3 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. The meal, which will include turkey and all the trimmings, will be served at Independence Elks Lodge, 289 S. Main St.
The dinner is free and anyone who would like to attend is welcome. Reservations are requested.
For more information: 503-837-0971.
PCL tree lot opens
for sales Nov. 26
Partnerships in Community Living Inc. has scheduled its annual Christmas tree sale fundraiser beginning Friday, Nov. 26.
The tree lot is located at 480 E. Main St. in Monmouth. Trees will be available for sale daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Tuesday, Dec. 21.
All proceeds benefit PCL's Christmas fund that purchases gifts for adults with developmental disabilities.
For more information: Gwen Whelton, 503-932-9590; e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Troop 38 selling
Boy Scout Troop 38 will sell Christmas trees beginning Friday, Nov. 27, from 1 to 7 p.m. in Monmouth.
The lot is located at 421 E. Main St. Hours are Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Noble, Nordmann and Douglas firs ranging from 2 to 10 feet tall will be available. All proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 38.
Troop 38 will also offer tree recycling after the holiday.
For more information on tree sales: 503-930-0236.
Benefit book sale
Monday at hospital
West Valley Hospital volunteers will hold a book gift fair fundraiser Monday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hospital conference room.
The "Books Are Fun" book fair includes more than 250 titles of new books by worldwide publishers, as well as music, stationary, scrapbooking and educational gifts for all ages.
Proceeds go toward the hospital volunteers' long-running scholarship fund for 2011 Polk County graduating students hoping to pursuing a career in the medical field.
For more information: Jan Payne, 503-623-9455.
toys for children
Spirit Mountain Casino is holding its third annual toy drive this holiday season to benefit patients at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.
Guests visiting Spirit Mountain will receive $10 in free slot play for every new and unwrapped toy or game brought to the Coyote Club desk Nov. 29 through Dec. 17. There is a maximum of $30 in bonus play per person.
All donations will go directly to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.
For more information: 1-800-760-7977.
Holiday greens sale
due in Monmouth
Monmouth Garden Club will conduct its annual holiday greens sale Tuesday, Nov. 30, through Thursday, Dec. 2, at Central Baptist Church, 655 S. Pacific Ave. (99W), Monmouth.
The sale takes place Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will include wreaths, swags, cup and table arrangements in various sizes.
Proceeds from the sale benefit community beautification projects.
For more information or to place a special order: Starla Farnstrom, 503-838-1266.
Dallas post office
Dallas postal employees welcome the community to their sixth annual Customer Appreciation Day, Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Dallas Post Office, 768 SW Church St.
The event will be celebrated from 1 to 4 p.m. with cookies and punch, a children's coloring contest, door prizes and a raffle. Raffle tickets are 50 cents each and proceeds benefit the Dallas Holiday Project. Prizes include a life-sized likeness cutout of Roy Rogers and an inflatable Campbell's Soup can.
Holiday hours this year will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information: 503-623-3835.
Perrydale FFA sets
annual senior party
Perrydale FFA will host its annual Senior Citizen Holiday Party at 12:41 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, in the old gym at Perrydale School, 7445 Perrydale Road.
Come celebrate the holidays with friends and enjoy lunch prepared by FFA students and entertainment throughout.
Anyone is welcome. Those planning to attend should RSVP Perrydale FFA at 503-623-2040 or 503-550-0471.
The Monmouth Senior Center is sponsoring a Holiday Fruitcake Contest on Saturday, Dec. 4, as part of the Monmouth Hometown Holiday Festival.
Judging and awards will take place at noon on the Main Street Stage Tent.
Those interested in entering their favorite fruitcake recipe should contact Sue Teal at 503-838-5678.