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5/11 Community Notebook

*Church's annual rummage sale set*Livestock weigh-in day for fair on tap*Driver safety class slated for Saturday*Monthly country square dance set*Salem Singers will perform in Dallas*Volunteers needed

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Shoppers line the sidewalk along Main Street to check out the offerings from an assortment of vendors during the opening day of the 2011 Polk County Bounty Market season in Dallas on Thursday, May 5. The market is open every Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. now through September.

Church's annual

rummage sale set

St. Thomas Episcopal Church will conduct its annual rummage sale Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, at the church at 1486 SW Levens St. in Dallas.

An assortment of merchandise including dress and casual clothes, household items, gardening and yard ware, electronics and more will be available.

Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

For more information: Becky Green, 503-623-9726.

Livestock weigh-in

day for fair on tap

Youths involved in 4-H and FFA who plan to sell their market sheep, swine, meat goats, chickens or rabbits at the Youth Livestock Market Auction during the 2011 Polk County Fair in August must register, weigh and tag their animals on Saturday, May 14, at the Polk County Fairgrounds.

The event will run from 8 to 11 a.m. This is the only opportunity for 4-H and FFA participants to register in these areas of the market program. Market rules and contracts will be available.

For more information: Loreen Haight, 503-435-8519.

Driver safety class

scheduled Saturday

A one-day AARP Defensive Driver Safety Class will be offered Saturday, May 14, at Dallas Retirement Village.

The class, instructed by Dave Cary, meets from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the Red Building at DRV, 310 W. Ellendale Ave.

Cost is $14 per person. A $2 discount will be given to those who present a current AARP membership card.

To register or for more information: 503-623-1856.

Monthly country

square dance set

Guthrie Park Community Center will host its monthly Country Square Dance on Saturday, May 14, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, south of Dallas.

All ages are welcome for an evening of dancing to the music of Cash & Company. Caller is Alan Ede. Dances include old-time squares, big circles, longway sets and waltzes. No experience is necessary; all dances are taught.

Admission is $5 per person and children 12 and under are free. A family rate of $15 for four or more people from the same immediate family is available.

For more information: Sally, 503-623-0809; guthriepark@gmail.com; www.guthriepark.org.

Salem Singers will

perform in Dallas

The Salem Singers, a men's chorus of 16 singers, will perform a concert Sunday, May 15, at 6 p.m. at Dallas Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 775 E. Ellendale Ave.

The concert will include gospel songs, Southern gospel, and hymn arrangements.

The chorus is well known throughout the Willamette Valley, having sung all over the valley for 62 years. The group has also performed at several locations in the United States and in Canada, Great Britain, Ireland and the Far East.

Sunday's concert is open to the public.

For more information: 503-623-2265.

Peer counselors

sought for seniors

Application deadline is Monday, May 16, for individuals interested in becoming volunteer senior peer counselors.

Volunteers assist people of Polk and Marion counties, ages 60 and older, to become more self reliant, independent, and have an enhanced quality of living.

A free basic training program will be offered on May 23-25 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at NorthWest Senior & Disability Services, 260 NE Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Volunteers work in geographic areas near their own home and must have their own personal transportation.

For qualifications, applications or more information: Jeff Lukehart, 503-304-3414; e-mail to jeff.lukehart@nwsds.org.

Volunteers needed

for arboretum work

Volunteers are sought to assist with a project at the Delbert Hunter Arboretum in Dallas as part of the Oregon State University Alumni Association's 2011 Community Day of Service.

The event, slated for Saturday, May 21, takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. Work projects scheduled that day include spreading cedar tow, weeding, mowing, weed-eating and sod removal.

Registration is being accepted and can be completed by visiting the OSU Alumni Association's website, www.osualum.com, and following the "2011 Community Day of Service" link in the upper right corner; sending an e-mail to OSUalum@oregonstate.edu; or calling 1-877-678-2837.

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

Meals for seniors

available in area

NorthWest Senior & Disability Services is offering weekday meals for seniors in Dallas and Monmouth throughout May.

Anyone 60 years of age or older and their spouse is welcome. Meals are offered Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. in Dallas at LaCreole Manor, 204 SW Walnut Ave., and in Monmouth at the Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St.

Delivered meals are available for home-bound seniors.

A donation of $3 is suggested for the meals, and advance reservations are required.

For more information: 503-623-6232 (Dallas); 503-838-2084 (Monmouth).

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