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8/21 Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to the Itemizer-Observer via fax (503-623-2395) or email (ionews@polkio.com).-- WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21 * Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank -- 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541-404-6517.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Falls City Seventh-day Adventist Church Community Services Center -- Noon to 3 p.m., 305 N. Main St., Falls City. Food box distribution. Held on third Wednesday of every month. 503-787-3833.* Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank -- 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E, Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members. 503-831-5634.* Monmouth Music in the Park Series -- 6:30 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. Jacob Merlin Band (funk and soul). Free. 503-838-0722.* Trauma Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593. THURSDAY, AUG. 22 * Polk County Bounty Market -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Academy Building parking lot, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-2564.* Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club -- Noon, First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence. Lunch cost: $8; guests welcome. 503-838-4884.* James2 Community Kitchen Meal -- 4:30 to 6 p.m., Dallas United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas. Free; everyone welcome. 503-623-8429.* Dallas Sounds of Summer Concert Series -- 6:30 p.m., Rotary Performing Arts Stage, Main and Academy streets, Dallas. Graber, Souter and Rupp (western gospel). Free. 503-831-3571.* River's Edge Summer Movie Series -- 8:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Independence. "Shark Tale." Free. 503-508-6696. FRIDAY, AUG. 23 * Moonlight & Vines -- 6 to 9 p.m., Nesmith Readiness Center, 12830 Westview Drive, Dallas. Fundraiser for the West Valley Hospital Foundation. Includes dinner, music and dancing, and a silent auction. Admission: $50. 503-831-3456.* Arc of Polk County Dance and Karaoke -- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Academy Building, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. For persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Admission: $3 (staff and parents are free). 503-269-7303.* Guthrie Park Acoustic Music Jam Session -- 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Free (donations accepted). 503-623-0809.* River's Edge Summer Concert Series -- 7:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Independence. Franco Palleta and the Stingers (blues). Free. 503-508-6696. SATURDAY, AUG. 24 * Independence Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sterling Bank parking lot, 302 S. Main St., Independence. 503-881-9950.* Independence Riverview Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Main Street, Independence. 503-837-0045.* Polk Community Free Clinic -- 9 a.m. to noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 320 SE Fir Villa Road, Dallas. Free medical and mental health care for uninsured and underinsured. Held on the first and fourth Saturday of the month. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. 503-990-8772.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Mark Wood & The Parrot Head Band i n concert -- 8 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino Events Center, 27100 SW Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Group performs calypso, reggae, rock `n' roll, country, rhythm and blues, and samba/salsa true to the style of Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band. Tickets: $10 and up; 21 and over older. 1-800-760-7977. SUNDAY, AUG. 25 * Rickreall Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rickreall Grange Hall parking lot, 280 Main St. (Highway 99W), Rickreall. 503-881-9950. MONDAY, AUG. 26 * Central Lions Club -- Noon, Independence Elks Lodge 1950 Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-2150.* American Red Cross Blood Drive -- 12:30 to 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 879 SW Levens St., Dallas. 503-930-7636. TUESDAY, AUG. 27 * James2 Community Kitchen Meal -- 4:30 to 6 p.m., St. Philip Catholic Church, 825 SW Mill St., Dallas. Free; everyone welcome. 503-623-8429. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28 * Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank -- 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541-404-6517.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank -- 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E, Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members. 503-831-5634.* Monmouth Music in the Park Series -- 6:30 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. The Boomers (classic rock). 2013 series season finale. Free. 503-838-0722.* Trauma Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593.

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