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8/3 Community Notebook

*Church schedules movies in August*Weekend gathering set for Class of '61*Saturday breakfast slated in Monmouth*Neighborhood group to meet at Murphy's*Valsetz picnic set for Saturday in FC*Gathering p



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Mel Brown (far right) plays with bassist Tim Gibson and keyboardist Clay Giberson during the Mel Brown All-Stars concert Sunday, July 31, at Main Street Park in Monmouth. The concert served as a kickoff to the annual Mel Brown Jazz Camp taking place this week on the Western Oregon University campus.

Church schedules

movie in August

Dallas First Presbyterian Church will host a series of movies on Wednesday evenings during August beginning tonight (Aug. 3).

Showtime at the church, located at 879 SW Levens St., is 7 p.m. Tonight's movie is tentatively scheduled to be "Toy Story" or "Toy Story 2." An intermission is planned midway through the movie for snacks and to provide a time to get acquainted.

All ages are welcome and the event is free.

For more information: Paul Mannen, 503-623-4845.

Weekend gathering

set for Class of '61

The Class of 1961 from Dallas High School will celebrate its 50th reunion with a weekend of activities scheduled Friday-Sunday, Aug. 5-7.

Events include a gathering at Abby's Pizza in Dallas on Friday at 6:30 p.m.; a brunch in Dallas on Saturday at 11 a.m.; dinner at McNary Golf Club in Keizer on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.; and a potluck at Dallas City Park on Sunday at noon.

For more information: Mary Hague, 503-623-6129.

Saturday breakfast

slated in Monmouth

Monmouth Senior Center will host its monthly all-you-can-eat community breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at 180 S. Warren St.

Cost is $5 per person, $3 for children under 12. The menu usually includes eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, orange juice, coffee and tea. Proceeds benefit the Monmouth Senior Center building expansion fund.

For more information: 503-838-5678.

Neighborhood group

to meet at Murphy's

The Hillcrest Street Neighborhood Watch group in Dallas is having a no-host breakfast at Murphy's Grill, 288 E. Ellendale Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 9 a.m.

A representative from the Dallas Police Department will be on hand to discuss how to start a Neighborhood Watch group and ideas on how to keep your group active.

The purpose of the Neighborhood Watch program is to enhance safety, deter crime, bring awareness to issues in your neighborhood and improve the livability of your neighborhood through crime prevention and communication between neighbors and law enforcement.

For more information: Stann Lyman, 503-831-1537.

Valsetz picnic set

for Saturday in FC

The annual reunion for all former Valsetz residents and their families is set for Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 11 a.m.

at Upper Park in Falls City.

Those planning to attend should bring a picnic lunch.

For more information: John Hibbs, 503-787-3114.

Gathering planned

to honor Civil War

Ladies of Liberty Mercantile -- Fabric and Notions will host a 150th commemorative soiree of the American Civil War on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m.

The event, which takes place at Maxine's Ballroom in downtown Independence, will include tea and sweets, entertainment with Civil War music from Bill Coleman, a quilt and fashion show, prizes and more.

Cost is $25 per person and tickets are available at Ladies of Liberty, 130 C St., Independence. Those attending are welcome to dress in Civil War era clothing.

For more information: Diane Bishop, 503-837-0676; ladiesofliberty@hotmail.com; www.ladiesoflibertysewing.com.

Pentacle Theatre

planning auditions

Pentacle Theatre will hold auditions Saturday, Aug. 6, at 1 p.m. for its fall production of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Nile."

Auditions take place in the theater lobby, 324 52nd Ave. NW, West Salem.

The audition consists of readings from the script, which is available at the Pentacle Theatre's business office, 145 Liberty St. NE, Suite 102, Salem, for a $10 refundable deposit.

For more information: Director Debbie Neel, 503-991-1479; e-mail to dneel17@aol.com; www.pentacletheatre.org.

Dallas Old-Timers

set annual reunion

The 49th annual Dallas Old-Timers Reunion is slated for Sunday, Aug. 7, near the Academy Street entrance to Dallas City Park.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park gazebo. Attendees should bring a picnic lunch and table and chairs to the event.

Event organizer Shirley Kinion said everyone is welcome, including people who still live in town. Kinion said people visit, share stories and flip through old photo albums, with pictures dating back to the 1930s.

Coffee, lemonade and ice cream will be served.

For more information: Shirley Kinion, 503-949-6012.

DHS Class of '56

will meet Sunday

Dallas High School's Class of 1956 will hold its annual reunion potluck on Sunday, Aug. 7, at Dallas City Park.

The event begins at 11 a.m. and mealtime is at 1 p.m.

Classmates are asked to bring a dish to share and their own table service. Coffee and ice cream will be available for a donation.

For more information or to RSVP: Roberta Mehl, 503-623-4425; Dolores Friesen, 503-910-7491.

Monmouth church

will host concert

Charlie Walker will perform a concert Sunday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. at Heart to Heart Church, 191 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth.

The hourlong performance of musical praise is open to the public. Finger foods and snacks will follow the concert. A freewill offering will be accepted.

For more information: Annita, 503-838-4742; Lisa, 503-837-0541.

Jump roping camp

kicks off Monday

The Rope Busters jump roping team will host a jump rope camp for all ages and abilities Aug. 8-12 in the gymnasium at Whitworth Elementary School, 1151 SE Miller Ave., Dallas.

The camp, open to beginners through advanced jump ropers, will run each day from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost for the week is $20, and includes a jump rope.

For more information: Jim Dent, 503-623-8074.

Memory screening

offered in Dallas

Dallas Area Seniors, in partnership with the Alzhiemzers Network, are hosting free confidential memory screenings on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Dallas Senior Center is located at 955 SE Jefferson St., in the Dallas Public Library building.

Appointments are required for the screenings.

To sign up or for more information: Dallas Area Senior Center, 503-623-8554.



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