The Oregon Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance program will present a fall Medicare update and workshop Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Monmouth Senior Center.
The program, which runs from 1 to 3 p.m., is designed to offer free, impartial Medicare information to the public. The Medicare Open Enrollment period is under way and continues through Dec. 7.
Monmouth Senior Center is located at 180 S. Warren St.
To register or for more information: 503-304-3653; www.fallmedicareupdate.weebly.com.
F.C. Garden Club
will meet Oct. 27
Falls City Garden Club begins its 61th season Thursday, Oct. 27, with the return of Daryll Combs of Daryll's Nursery in Dallas as the guest speaker at its monthly meeting.
Combs will discuss "Hardy Plants vs. Non-Hardy Plants" during the gathering that begins at 7 p.m. at Mountain Gospel Fellowship Church on North Main Street in Falls City.
Refreshments will be served and a short club business meeting follows the presentation. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information: Nigel Page, 503-787-4501; Gladys Norman, 503-787-6105.
'Moon Over Buffalo'
Pentacle Theatre will hold auditions Saturday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m. for its winter production of Ken Ludwig's "Moon Over Buffalo."
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 Lucas Hill via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; www.pentacletheatre.org.
Dallas Area Seniors
plan Bunco night
Dallas Area Seniors will host a Bunco party at the Dallas Senior Center on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Prizes donated by local merchants will be awarded to the winning players. Cost to participate is $10 per person. Members and nonmembers of the senior center are welcome. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. No experience playing the game is needed.
Attendees are encouraged to bring along "finger foods" to share with others. Coffee and juice will be provided.
The Dallas Senior Center is located at 955 SE Jefferson St., behind the city library.
For more information: Sharon, 503-623-3251; June, 503-623-5900.
for Humane Society
Tickets remain available for Bowser's Boo Bash, Willamette Humane Society's signature fundraising event.
This year's dinner and auction takes place Saturday, Oct. 29, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Salem Conference Center.
Guests will enjoy a three-course meal, wine, beer, live music by Pound 4 Pound, and the opportunity to bid on unique items during silent and live auctions.
Tickets are $70 per person. To purchase tickets or to view the online auction catalog, go to www.WillametteHumane.org.
For more information: 503-585-5900, ext. 324.
design class set
Francoise Weeks of European Floral Design in Portland will lead a workshop titled "Fall Woodland Floral Design" Sunday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m. at Dancing Oaks Nursery.
After a demonstration of techniques and mechanics, you'll be encouraged to listen to your intuition with the guidance of this accomplished designer. The workshop will utilize the bounty of the many fall flowers, leaves, berries and lichen encrusted twigs from the garden.
Space is limited. Dancing Oaks Nursery is located at 17900 Priem Road, southwest of Monmouth near Pedee.
For reservations or more information: 503-838-6058; email@example.com.
Polk granges will
hold turkey dinner
Polk County's granges will unite for their biannual turkey dinner fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Buell Grange.
The meal, open to the public, will be served from 1 to 4 p.m. at the grange, located northwest of Dallas at 5970 Mill Creek Road, just north of Highway 22.
Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and includes dinner, beverage and dessert.
This event is held on odd-numbered years and raises funds to help with maintenance of individual grange buildings or added to their charitable donations.
For more information: Marianne, 503-831-4724; Tom, 503-551-1987; Phyllis, 503-843-4703; Dorothy, 503-623-8462.
by Central Lions
The Central Lions Club of Monmouth and Independence is currently accepting orders for its annual holiday poinsettia sale.
Plants come in four sizes (4, 6«, 8 and 10 inches) and three colors (red, white and pink) are available. Prices range from $6.25 to $22 each.
Proceeds from the sale benefit the community through services provided by the Central Lions Club.
To order or for more information: Kathy, 503-838-0611; Marc, 503-838-6705; e-mail to Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles in the 71st annual Rickreall Christmas Pageant, which will run Dec. 8-10.
Participants are being sought for: the choir, including soloists; a back-up pianist; speaking and non-speaking cast members; ushers and hospitality.
For more information: Mary McCarron, 503-851-2683; via e-mail to email@example.com; www.rickreallchristmaspageant.com.