is topic of meeting
Anyone wanting to learn more about organic gardening is welcome to attend the "Why go organic? Why not?" class Wednesday (today) at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 320 SE Fir Villa Road, Dallas.
Dr. Earth representative Donna Nelson will lead the class through what makes a product organic and why it is so important to the home gardener and the environment.
The class, sponsored by the Polk County Master Gardeners, will provide demonstrations on why and how people should use organic products and practices. Attendees also will receive a complimentary gardening guide from Dr. Earth.
For more information: Judy Hillman, 503-930-9755.
Spring jazz concert
is set for Thursday
Monmouth's Arts and Culture Commission will host a spring jazz concert on April 12 at the Monmouth Senior Center.
The event will feature the Midnight Serenaders, a six-piece swing band that plays throughout the Northwest. The group specializes in vintage pop, Hot Jazz, 1920s-swing and Hawaiian instrumentals, as well as an expanding collection of original songs.
The concert will start at 6:30 p.m. The event is free but a donation is encouraged. The event is a fundraiser for the Monmouth Senior Center expansion project.
For more information: Monmouth City Manager Scott McClure, 503-751-0146.
Dallas Seniors plan
big rummage sale
Dallas Area Seniors will hold their annual rummage sale Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dallas Civic Center, 945 SE Jefferson St., and the Dallas Senior Center, 955 SE Jefferson St.
An assortment of furniture, tools, lawn and garden items, Christmas items and much more will be available. Baked goods, soups and sandwiches will be available for purchase. A raffle -- tickets are $1 each -- for a queen-sized quilt will also be held.
Proceeds from the sale support Dallas Area Senior activities.
For more information: Dallas Senior Center, 503-623-8554.
April 14 tea will
mark Titanic event
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3203 has scheduled a Titanic Tea to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage of and sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic.
The event is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Church, 4395 Independence Highway, Independence. It will include a "mini museum" of Titanic artifacts, reproductions and photos, a short documentary film, song and dance performances, and a silent auction.
Admission is $15 and seating is limited. Proceeds will benefit Polk County veterans and their families.
For tickets or more information: 503-801-1881.
Square dance set
for Saturday night
Guthrie Park Community Center will host its monthly country square dance Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.
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.
The center is located at 4320 Kings Valley Highway, south of Dallas.
For more information: Sally, 503-623-0809; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.guthriepark.org.
Fundraiser will aid
Polk Relay For Life
"Soup On! Our Change for Change," a fundraiser for Polk County Relay For Life, takes place April 20 at Dallas Health & Vitality Center.
Cost is $10 per person and includes a bowl of soup, roll, beverage and raffle ticket for a chance to win the "change for change" carved bear on display at Dallas Health & Vitality Center. Tickets must be purchased by April 18.
Additional raffle tickets are $1 each and can be purchased at Dallas Health & Vitality Center, 184 SE Oak St.
For more information: Morgan, 503-917-1435.