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3/13 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).

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

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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.

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Polk County Republican Women

-- 11:30 a.m., Oak Knoll Golf Course, 6335 Highway 22, Independence. No-host lunch available. 503-623-5759.

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Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce Lunch Forum

-- Noon, Frozation Nation, 641 Clay St. E., Monmouth. Guest speaker: State Rep. Vicki Berger. 503-838-4268.

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Monmouth Vendor/Craft Market

-- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.

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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.

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Free Blood Pressure Check Clinic

-- 2 to 3 p.m., West Valley Hospital (surgery department lobby), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. 503-623-7323.

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Monmouth Senior Center Music Jam

-- 6:30 p.m., Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth. Open to the public; musicians of all types welcome. 503-838-5678.

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Dallas American Legion Post No. 20

-- 7 p.m., Academy Building, Room 108, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-2591.

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Trauma Survivors Support Group

-- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

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Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club

-- Noon, First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence. Guest speaker: TBA. Lunch cost: $8; guests welcome. 503-838-4884.

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"Mom and Me" Breastfeeding Support Group

-- 1:30 to 3 p.m., West Valley Hospital (Quiet Room, entrance through Emergency Department on Clay Street), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Meets every Thursday. 503-623-7323.

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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.

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Orquestra Brasil

-- 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. WOU's Orquestra Brasil re-creates Ivete Sangalo's 2007 show in Rio de Janeiro at Maracana Stadium. Free. 503-838-8275.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

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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.

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Western Hemisphere Orchestra: Tribute to Count Basie

-- 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Admission: $8, general; $5, students and seniors; free for WOU students. 503-838-8275.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

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Monmouth Vendor/Craft Market

-- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.

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Guthrie Park Gospel Music Jam

-- 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Free (donations accepted). 503-623-0809.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

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Dallas Wingdingers RC Flying Club

-- 1 p.m., Whitworth Elementary School gym, 1151 SE Miller Ave., Dallas. Monthly indoor fun fly. 503-623-7288.

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WOU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers

-- 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Concert Choir: "Wearin' of the Green" -- a program of Irish Folk Music for chorus and harp arranged by Alice Parker. Chamber Singers: "Music for L'eglise de La Madeleine" -- Gregorian chant, Gabriel Faure, Requiem, Op. 48 and music by Francis Poulenc. Free. 503-838-8275.

MONDAY, MARCH 18

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Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

-- 11:30 a.m., Dallas Civic Center, 945 SE Jefferson St., Dallas. Annual membership meeting. Cost: $12. 503-623-2564.

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Central Lions Club

-- Noon, Independence Elks Lodge 1950 Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-2150.

TUESDAY, MARCH 19

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Cancer Support Group

-- 4 p.m., West Valley Hospital conference room, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. For people living with cancer and those who support them. Free. 503-623-7323.

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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.

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Dallas Wingdinger R.C. Flying Club

-- 7 p.m., Whitworth Elementary School library, 1151 SE Miller Ave., Dallas. 503-623-7288.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

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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.

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Monmouth Vendor/Craft Market

-- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.

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Falls City Seventh-day Adventist Church Community Services Center

-- 1 to 4 p.m., 305 N. Main St., Falls City. Food box distribution. Held on third Wednesday of every month. 503-787-3833.

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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.

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Diabetes Day-2-Day Diabetes Support Group

-- 3 to 4 p.m., West Valley Hospital conference room, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Free. Topics: "Know Your Numbers: Glucose, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Etc." and "Learn About Social Networking and Diabetes." 503-623-7323.

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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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