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6/1 Community Notebook

*M-I Rotary taking strawberry orders*Preview for benefit art auction slated*Saturday breakfast set in Monmouth*Grange schedules weekend market*Food nutrition will be focus of event*Gospel concert set

M-I Rotary taking

strawberry orders

The deadline to place orders for the Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club's annual sale of fresh strawberries is Thursday, June 2.

Orders for 30-pound containers of Oregon strawberries may be placed up to that date by calling 503-838-5362. The fruit will be stemmed, washed, sliced and ready to eat, freeze, can or cook.

Cost per container is $45. Those who place orders will be contacted regarding the exact date of delivery, which is dependent on weather and growing conditions. Orders may be picked up at locations in Independence, Dallas or Corvallis.

Proceeds will go toward Rotary youth programs.

For more information: E-mail to strawberry@mirotaryclub.org; www.mirotaryclub.org.

Preview for benefit

art auction slated

Monmouth-based Partnerships in Community Living Inc. is hosting an Artists Gathering Preview on Friday, June 3, at 6 p.m. at Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in Salem.

The event will feature the art to be displayed and sold at PCL's 15th annual Summer Solstice Art Auction Benefit, Saturday, June 18, at 5 p.m. at Eola Hills Wine Cellars in Rickreall.

Friday's gathering will include an evening of appetizers and wines. Many of the artists will be available for questions.

For more information: Gwen Whelton, 503-932-9590; gwhelton@pclpartnership.org.

Saturday breakfast

set in Monmouth

Monmouth Senior Center will host its monthly all-you-can-eat community breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, June 4, 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.

Grange schedules

weekend market

Rickreall Grange will host its monthly weekend flea market Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grange hall, 280 Main St. (99W), Rickreall.

A variety of vendors offering an assortment of items will be on hand and a bake sale will take place. Breakfast and lunch will be available.

A few vendor tables remain available for rent.

For more information: Blanche Pryor, 503-623-8289.

Food nutrition will

be focus of event

"Reveralicious, A Celebration of Food!" is the title of an event focusing on eating well planned Sunday, June 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Revera Jefferson Manor retirement residence.

The event is part of a national campaign to celebrate food and the important role it plays in the lives of seniors.

Several tasting stations will offer a sample of food items, and tours of the facility will be available.

Jefferson Manor is located at 664 SE Jefferson St., Dallas.

For more information: Dawn Lee, 503-623-8104.

Gospel concert set

at Heart to Heart

The Arena Family will perform a concert of gospel music Sunday, June 5, 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.

Summer 4-H camps

now taking sign-ups

Polk County Oregon State University Extension Service is accepting registration for a series of 4-H Summer Camps being offered locally.

* Dallas Junior Master Gardener Day Camp -- June 28-30, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Delbert Hunter Arboretum at Dallas City Park. Cost: $20 through June 17; $30 thereafter.

* Monmouth Junior Master Gardener Day Camp -- July 13-15, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Gentle Woods Park, Monmouth. Cost: $20 through July 1; $30 thereafter.

* 4-H Wild West Camp (overnight) -- July 18-22, 4-H Center in West Salem. Cost: $215 by June 28.

You do not need to be enrolled in 4-H to attend any of these camps.

To register or for more information: 503-623-8395; http://extension.oregonstate.edu/polk/camp.

Meals for seniors

available in area

NorthWest Senior & Disability Services offers weekday meals for seniors in Dallas and Monmouth.

Anyone 60 years of age or older and their spouse is welcome. Meals are offered Monday through Friday during June 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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