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3/28 Community Notebook

*Weekend rummage sale set in Dallas*Artist reception slated for Friday*Flea Market on tap at Rickreall Grange*A Child's Haven plans spring event*Auditions scheduled at Pentacle Theatre*Church will hos

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 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.

Artist reception

slated for Friday

A art exhibit reception for Ann Kresge is scheduled Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Art of Living, 220 Knox St. N. in Monmouth.

A Salem resident, Kresge has been an artist-in-residence at the McDowell Colony, Atelier 17 in Paris, Artlife Latinoamericano in Mexico City, and Womens' Studio Workshop in New York.

Her interests lie in expressing a sense of place through symbol, color and texture.

For more information: Marissa Mayer, 503-320-9365; http://theartoflivingcommunity.com.

Flea market on tap

at Rickreall Grange

Rickreall Grange is the site of a weekend flea market Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rickreall Grange Hall, 280 Main St. (99W).

A variety of vendors offering an assortment of new and slightly used items, including scrapbooking items and card stamps, will be on hand. A few vendor tables remain available for rent.

Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase both days.

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

A Child's Haven

plans spring event

A Child's Haven will host a "Spring Fling and Easter Egg Hunt" event for families with children who have special needs Saturday at Twin Creeks Equestrian Center, 19240 Falls City Road, Dallas.

The free event, which runs from 1 to 3 p.m. rain or shine, is an opportunity for pony rides, an egg hunt and other activities.

Closed-toe shoes are recommended for all visitors and required for those who participate in pony rides.

For more information: Susan Fischer, 503-787-1605.

Auditions scheduled

at Pentacle Theatre

Pentacle Theatre will hold auditions Saturday at 1 p.m. for its June production of "The Signal Season of Dummy Hoy."

Auditions, which take place in the theater lobby, 324 52nd Ave. NW, West Salem, will include readings from the script. Copies of the script are available at the Pentacle business office, 145 Liberty St. NE, Salem, for a $10 refundable deposit.

For more information: Cherie Ulmer, cherie_ulmer@comcast.net; Jefbro@hotmail.com; www.pentacletheatre.org.

Church will host

speaker, Seder

Josh Sofaer, the New York City director of Jews for Jesus, will conduct a Seder at Dallas First Christian Church, 1079 SE Jefferson St., Saturday at 5 p.m.

Jews for Jesus uses creative methods and contemporary issues to present the message that Jesus is the Messiah to Jewish people around the world.

Sofaer, who is currently living in Portland and studying at Western Seminary, will answer questions after the Seder.

The public is welcome to attend; there is no admission charge. An RSVP is appreciated so the hosts can be sure there is enough food.

For more information: 503-623-2569.

Holy Week activity

schedule released

The Dallas Ministerial Association will host a series of events designed to enhance the community's awareness and appreciation of Easter during Holy Week, April 1-6.

The event kicks off with a Palm Sunday Community Worship Service, "Celebrate the King," Sunday at 6 p.m. at Dallas High School's Bollman Auditorium.

Daily gatherings are planned from noon to 1 p.m. at Dallas Evangelical Church, 783 SW Church St. They are open to the public. A soup lunch will be served and donations accepted for Weekday Bible School.

The schedule of speakers: Monday -- Scott Totten, Christian and Missionary Alliance Church; Tuesday -- Dave Pederson, Trinity Lutheran Church; April 4 -- Russ Richmond, Salt Creek Baptist Church; April 5 -- Heather Wright, Living Hope City Church; and April 6 -- Gary Ivey, First Christian Church.

For more information: Dallas First Christian Church, 503-623-2569.

Writing workshop

sets next meeting

The next session of the "Write It Before You Lose It" life story writing workshop takes place Monday at the Independence Public Library, 175 Monmouth St.

The group meets at 12:45 p.m., starts work at 1 p.m., and wraps up at 3 p.m. Attendees should bring a notebook and pen to the free event.

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

Emeritus Society

to gather Monday

Julie Miller of the Marion County Master Gardeners will be the featured speaker at the Monday meeting of the Western Oregon University Emeritus Society.

The group meets at 1 p.m. at the Monmouth Public Library, 168 S. Ecols St.

Miller will speak on "Compact Gardening and Natural Pest Control."

The meeting is open to the public. Memberships in the group are available. Memberships go toward WOU student scholarships. The group has raised $4,000 for scholarships so far this year.

For more information: Art Tidey, 503-838-1630.

Polk Relay For Life

fundraiser on tap

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life will benefit from a monthly fundraiser at Papa Murphy's Pizza in Dallas coordinated by Team O.W.L. (Oakdale-Whitworth-Lyle).

From 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Papa Murphy's will donate a percentage of sales to Team O.W.L. Papa Murphy's will continue to donate proceeds to Team O.W.L. from 4 to 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month through June.

For more information: Mavel Diehm, 503-623-9134.

Donations sought

for PCMG plant sale

Polk County Master Gardeners are accepting tax deductible donations for the country store portion of the group's annual Mother's Day weekend plant sale.

Master gardeners repair or refurbish donated items, including garden art, furniture, wood, tools or metal, for the fundraiser. The store traditionally offers a treasure trove of unique creations.

Contributions will be accepted through April.

The plant sale is May 11-12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall.

For more information: Suzy, 503-831-3624; Shirley, 503-838-3355; or Kathy, 503-623-0931.

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