Group sets benefit
event in Monmouth
A fundraiser to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Light the Night Walk will be held Wednesday (today) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Monmouth Burgerville location, 615 Main St. E.
From 5 to 8 p.m., 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Light the Night Walk, scheduled Oct. 27.
For more information: 1-877-LTN-WALK or www.lightthenight.org.
Alice Doyle, owner of Log House Plants, will be the guest speaker at the monthly gathering of the Polk County Master Gardeners scheduled Wednesday (today).
The workshop, open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 320 SE Fir Villa Road, Dallas.
Doyle delights in sharing what's new in the world of vegetables. Her talk will take you beyond the ho hum to the wow of edibles that are bursting with new flavors and colors. She will touch on today's grafted varieties.
For more information: Judy Hillman, 503-930-9755; email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Polk Station Rail Railroad Club is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Rickreall Grange Hall.
Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce or meatless sauce, tossed salad, garlic toast and a beverage.
Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, children 6-12 and active duty military and veterans, and free for children 5 and under. Proceeds benefit the Polk Station Rail Model Railroad Club layout improvement project.
For more information: 503-400-8827; 503-606-0398.
Learn how to make
cider at workshop
Rogue Farms Micro Hopyard is hosting a cider making presentation and demonstration by head brewer Josh Cronin Thursday evening.
The free do-it-yourself workshop begins at 6 p.m at the farm, located south of Independence at 3590 Wigrich Road. Workshops are scheduled every second Thursday of the month. They are family friendly and there is no charge. Beer, wine, spirits and food are available for purchase in the Chatoe Tasting Room.
For more information: 503-838-9813.
Historic storm topic
of library gathering
Revisit the 50-year anniversary of the historic Columbus Day Storm during a gathering hosted by the Friends of the Independence Public Library.
The event takes place Friday at 7 p.m. at the library, 175 Monmouth St.
The Columbus Day Storm occurred Oct. 12, 1962. This event will provide an opportunity to share stories and memories from the event.
Refreshments will be served and copies of the "Columbus Day Storm 1962 Memories" book will be available for sale.
For more information: Betty Plude, 503-838-4039; Independence Public Library, 503-838-1811.
Series of local Bible
prophecy talks set
Dallas Seventh-day Adventist Church is the site for a series of Bible prophecy presentations open to the public that begin Friday evening.
"A Ray of Hope to a World in Turmoil" is the theme of the series presented by guest speaker Tim Jones. The series takes place every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. through Nov. 17.
The event at 589 SW Birch St. is free and study materials are available. A free children's program for ages 2-12 is also available.
For more information or to preregister: 503-623-5872; www.prophecyseminars.com.
Annual doll event
slated for Saturday
The Wagon Wheel Doller's Doll Club is hosting its 10th annual fall doll show and sale Saturday at the Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall.
Admission to the show, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is $3 for adults. Early bird presale admission, which runs from 9 to 10 a.m., is $6. Children 5 and under are admitted free.
More than 140 sales tables are expected and will feature dolls of every type, as well as bears, miniatures, toys and related items. Doll stringing is also available.
Sales tables are available for $30 each.
For more information: Arleta Day, 503-581-1206; Sally Bradford, 503-399-7679.
PCHS set to host
apple festival event
Polk County Historical Society is hosting its Brunk House Apple Festival on Saturday at the historic Brunk House, 5705 Salem-Dallas Highway, near the Oak Grove Road junction.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Freshly squeezed apple cider will be sold for $5 per gallon and apple desserts will be on sale. Guests can also enjoy an open house with tours of the yard, outbuildings and gardens of the farmstead. Tours are available by donation.
For more information: Jo Ann King, 503-838-6603.
Reception for local
"Growing Sunflowers in New and Unusual Ways" is the theme for an artist reception celebrating the recent paintings of muralist and WOU Criminal Justice Professor Robert Swan scheduled Saturday in Monmouth.
The reception, free and open to the public, takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Rick's Place, 123 Main St. E.
Swan spent more than 10 years as a professional mural painter and gallery artist prior to his decision in 2001 to pursue a doctorate in public policy and criminology. He is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Western Oregon University.
Swan continues to produce art on a regular basis, primarily as a way to temporarily disconnect from his research on criminal justice policy issues and to spend time artistically reflecting on the beauty of Oregon's natural environment.
For more information: 503-838-4912.
ice cream social
Weekday School of the Bible will host an ice cream social Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 598 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas.
Attendees can indulge in an assortment of toppings to create an ice cream sundae, as well as meet and hear from teachers and place bids in a silent dessert auction.
Suggested donation is $3 for adults, $1 for children or $10 for a family of five or more.
For more information: 503-623-8444; email to Weekdaybible@gmail.com.
Square dance set
for Saturday night
Guthrie Park Community Center will host its next 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; email@example.com; www.guthriepark.org.
Heart to Heart will
host benefit concert
Heart to Heart Church will host an outreach concert to benefit Union Gospel Mission of Salem on Saturday at 6 p.m.
The event will be held at the church, 191 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, and is in conjunction with Soul Anchor Music and Redemption Rocks! Concerts.
Featured performers include Benjiman, Caleb Ray, AnchorMEN, and Axis Salvation. Several sponsors, including Koyote Tacos, have donated door prizes, gift certificates, bracelets and CDs.
Admission is free, though a donation of $5 is suggested. All proceeds benefit Union Gospel Mission.
For more information: www.h2hchurch.com; 503-983-3986.
Grange will host
Buell Grange will host its monthly Second Sunday Community Breakfast on Oct. 14 from 8 to 11 a.m.
Cost is $6 per person, and the menu is scheduled to include your choice of pancakes, sausage and eggs; hash browns, sausage and eggs; or French toast and sausage. Meals include juice and coffee. A breakfast burrito will also be available.
The Buell Grange Hall is located at 5970 Mill Creek Road, just off Highway 22 northwest of Dallas.
For more information: 503-623-8462 or 503-843-4703.
Style show, tea on
tap at Gentle House
Tickets are available for the Friends of Gentle House's "History of Polyester" style show and tea, scheduled Oct. 21 at the Historic Gentle House in Monmouth.
The event, which begins at 2 p.m., costs $15 per person ($10 is a tax deductible donation). Proceeds benefit a WOU student scholarship fund.
Seating is limited to 100 attendees. The Gentle House is located at 855 N. Monmouth Ave.
For tickets or more information: Wanda Kenyon, 503-838-6070, email to firstname.lastname@example.org; Sandy Newland, 503-838-8147, or email to email@example.com.
set at Dallas farm
The Willows Pumpkin Patch & Haunted Barn in Dallas is holding harvest celebration events each week through Halloween.
The pumpkin patch is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Fridays and Saturdays starting on Oct. 12, the Haunted Barn is open from 7 to 10 p.m.
The pumpkin patch and haunted barn is located at 12455 Myers Road, Dallas. Festivities include a petting zoo, photo booth, apple cider and concessions.
Admission for the haunted barn is $5, with children 5 years old and younger free. The petting zoo is $1.
For more information: 503-751-1323.