7/24 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, JULY 24 * 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.* WOU Summer Heatwave Concert Series -- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Werner University Center Plaza, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Performer: Acoustic songstress Rachel Wong. Free lemon bars. 503-838-8659.* 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. Midnight Serenaders (1920s-era swing jazz). 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, JULY 25 * Polk County Bounty Market -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Academy Building parking lot, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-2564.* Dallas Summerfest 2013 -- 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Polk County Courthouse lawn and other nearby locales. Events include vendors, food booths, live music and more. 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. JT and the Tourists (rock 'n' roll favorites). Free. 503-831-3571.* River's Edge Summer Movie Series -- 9:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Independence. "Wreck-It Ralph." Free. 503-508-6696. FRIDAY, JULY 26 * Dallas Summerfest 2013 -- 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Polk County Courthouse lawn and other nearby locales. Events include vendors, food booths, waterball competition, teen dance and more. 503-623-2564.* 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. Ted Vaughn Blues Band (blue, rock). Free. 503-508-6696. SATURDAY, JULY 27 * Dallas Summerfest 2013 -- 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Polk County Courthouse lawn and other nearby locales. Events include parade, fun run, live music, vendors, food booths, bike night and more. 503-623-2564.* 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.* Kool & The Gang in concert -- 8 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino Events Center, 27100 SW Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Funk, soul and jazz group perform. Tickets: $25-$35; 16 and over only. 1-800-760-7977. SUNDAY, JULY 28 * Dallas Summerfest 2013 -- 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dallas City Park. Events include Breakfast in the Park, Tom Newton Car Show, Art in the Park and more. 503-623-2564.* Rickreall Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rickreall Grange Hall parking lot, 280 Main St. (Highway 99W), Rickreall. 503-881-9950.* Falls City Community Sunday Market -- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Main Street (near The Bread Board), Falls City. Vendor market, live music, pet parade, children's activities, car show, bingo and more. 503-949-6216. MONDAY, JULY 29 * Central Lions Club -- Noon, Independence Elks Lodge 1950 Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-2150. TUESDAY, JULY 30 * 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, JULY 31 * 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.* WOU Summer Heatwave Concert Series -- 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Ackerman Hall/The Grove, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Inflatable water slide for youths; free ice cream bars. 503-838-8659.* 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. New Iberians (zydeco). 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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