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3/23 Community Notebook

*Spring music jam scheduled Thursday*Weekend rummage sale set in Dallas*Book sale will aid library programs*Meat quality topic of livestock class*CPR class offered at Dallas hospital*Doll show and sal

Spring music jam

scheduled Thursday

Dallas Area Seniors are hosting their spring music jam Thursday, March 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Dallas Senior Center, 955 SE Jefferson St.

All area musicians and singers of any age are welcome to attend and participate.

Admission is free; donations are accepted. Attendees are asked to bring a snack to share.

For more information: Michele Campione, 503-623-5055.

Weekend rummage

sale set in Dallas

The annual rummage sale hosted by Naomi Chapter No. 22 Order of Eastern Star in Dallas will be Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The sale will be held at the Masonic Lodge, 140 SW Clay St., Dallas.

Proceeds from the sale go to support OES projects.

For more information: Jolene, 503-623-8442.

Book sale will aid

library programs

Friends of the Independence Public Library will conduct its annual spring book sale Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the old library building, 311 Monmouth Ave.

A large selection of garden books just in time for spring, cookbooks, collectors books, fiction, non-fiction, Westerns, science fiction and fantasy, as well as videos, will be available. Cost is $1 for hardbacks, 50 cents for paperbacks, and encyclopedias are free.

Proceeds benefit special programs and supplies for the library.

For more information: Betty Plude, 503-838-4039; Independence Public Library, 503-838-1811.

Meat quality topic

of livestock class

Polk County Livestock Association and OSU Extension Service will host a Livestock Quality Assurance Workshop on Saturday, March 26, at Perrydale School, 7445 Perrydale Road.

The event, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., focuses on delivering a quality product to the consumer. Speakers will cover public perceptions of livestock production, plus beef, lamb and pork quality assurance.

For more information: Gene Pirelli, 503-623-8395; e-mail to

CPR class offered

at Dallas hospital

Salem Health Community Health Education Center is offering an American Red Cross adult CPR/AED with first aid class Saturday, March 26, at West Valley Hospital, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas.

The class, offered through video conferencing, runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50.

Participants in the class will earn certificates upon completion. Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register or for more information: 503-814-2432;

Doll show and sale

slated for Saturday

The Wagon Wheel Dollers will host its 29th annual Doll Show and Sale Saturday, March 26, at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature dolls of every kind, as well as bears, miniatures, toys and related items.

A special pre-sale admission from 9 to 10 a.m. is $6. Regular admission after 10 a.m. is $3, with children 5 and under admitted free.

For more information: Arleta Day, 503-581-1206; Sally Bradford, 503-399-7679.

Pentacle will host

auditions for play

Pentacle Theatre will hold auditions Saturday, March 26, at 1 p.m. for its production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town."

Auditions take place in the theater lobby, 324 52nd Ave. NW, West Salem. The cast includes 17 males, seven females and extras ranging from children to young and mature adults.

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

For more information: Director Robert Herzog, 503-991-0299; e-mail to;

West Valley to host

program for seniors

Active seniors 65 and older can register now for West Valley Hospital's Better Balance and Fall Prevention class, to be held March 28-May 20 in the West Valley Hospital conference room, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas.

The 16 one-hour classes are held Mondays and Fridays (except one Thursday, April 14, and Tuesday, May 17) from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $48.

Class participants must live independently in the community, not have had more than two falls in the last six months, not currently use a walker (cane is acceptable), and should check with their physician for approval (unless they have previously taken a balance class) prior to signing up for the class.

The class is taught by West Valley Hospital physical therapists Troy Hattan and Cindy Neth. They can be reached at 503-623-7305 for more information.

For registration: 503-814-2432;

Polk Demos plan

theater fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for a special Tuesday, March 29, Pentacle Theatre performance of "Rent" to benefit the Polk County Democratic Central Committee.

A social hour where desserts and light refreshments will available for purchase begins in the theater lobby at 6:30 p.m.. Curtain time follows at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $25 per person, can be obtained online at Tickets are also available via mail and in person.

Pentacle Theatre is located at 324 52nd Ave. NW in West Salem.

For more information: Jackie Pierce, 503-362-5524.

M-I Rotary spring

lily sale under way

Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club is accepting orders for its annual spring lily sale.

Bunches of 10-stem unscented lily flowers come in mixed colors and will have as many as 60 flowers. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, April 5. Delivery date is Thursday, April 14.

Cost is $20. Proceeds support the Monmouth-Independence Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

To order or for more information: Peggy Mehl, 503-838-0203, ext. 4100; e-mail to;

Master Gardeners

seeking donations

Polk County Master Gardeners are accepting tax-deductible donations for the Country Store portion of its annual Mother's Day weekend plant sale.

Master Gardeners repair or re-create your donated items of garden art, furniture, wood, tools, and other items. Contributions will be accepted through April, but early donations would be helpful.

The Polk County Master Gardener Plant Sale runs May 6-7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall.

For more information or to schedule a pick-up time: Suzy Overturf, 503-831-3624; Carolyn Brockway, 503-623-9621.

Concert at WOU

will aid orphans

Several local musicians and bands will converge on the Pacific Room in Western Oregon University's Werner University Center for a benefit to support work with orphans in Tanzania.

"Battle for the Benefit of Tanzania" takes place Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free, but attendees can support the effort through a suggested $5 donation at the door and purchasing desserts available for sale.

A team of nine persons -- four local residents and five WOU students -- will work with Orphans Foundation Fun in Tanzania, founded by Salem doctor James Lace.

For more information: Linda Grund-Clampit, 503-510-6511;

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