Exhibit reception slated at Western Hamersly Library at Western Oregon University will host a reception for its 2013 fall exhibits Wednesday (today) from 4:30 to 6 p.m.Among the exhibits is "Shadows," by Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis. "Shadows" features life-size photograms that evoke the shadows of victims vaporized by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.To create the images, Daedalus and Davis designed and built a custom photo booth where participants were invited to lend their shadows in commemoration.For more information: Jerrie Lee Parpart, 503-838-8419. Book signing will happen Thursday The Friends of the Independence Public Library will host a book signing event featuring "Haunted Independence, Oregon" by Marilyn Morton on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Independence Public Library.The author will talk about the ongoing development of the Independence Ghost Walk and the many stories that have been "unearthed" through this annual event. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of the Independence Public Library.For more information: 503-838-1811; email to robinp@CCRLS.org. Bambinos benefit is scheduled Friday Bambinos will host its sixth annual silent auction and gourmet dessert ministry fundraiser Friday at 7 p.m.The auction and gourmet dessert event will be held at Eola Hills Wine Cellars in Rickreall. The $10 ticket includes desserts and non-alcoholic beverages.Enjoy an evening of conversation and desserts while bidding on a large selection of silent auction items donated by Bambinos supporters.The mission of Bambinos is to serve families in need throughout the Dallas area by providing basic supplies combined with emotional and spiritual support.For more information: Beth, 503-508-6043. Doll show, sale set for Saturday The Wagon Wheel Doller's Doll Club is hosting its 11th 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.The event will feature dolls of every type, as well as bears, toys, miniatures 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. Free coat giveaway planned at church Jinett's Clothing Closet is holding a free coat giveaway Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Life Nazarene Church, 341 NE Kings Valley Highway, Dallas.Donations are gladly accepted.For more information: Jinett, 971-208-4249. PCHS sets annual apple cider festival Polk County Historical Society is hosting its annual Brunk House Apple Cider Festival on Saturday at the historic Brunk House, 5705 Highway 22, near the Oak Grove Road junction.The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Two historic apple trees supply the majority of the apples for the cider, while new trees add to the harvest.Apple cider and apple desserts will be available and guests can also enjoy an open house with tours of the historic farmstead.For more information: Jo Ann King, 503-838-6603. Square dance set for Saturday night Guthrie Park Community Center will host its next country folk 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.Dances are held on the second Saturday of the month except during the summer.The center is located at 4320 Kings Valley Highway, south of Dallas.For more information: Sally, 503-623-0809; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.guthriepark.org. Book sale will help programs at library To commemorate the anniversary of the Oct. 12, 1962, Columbus Day Storm, Friends of the Independence Public Library is conducting a "Columbus Day Storm Memories" fundraiser.The book by Independence author Betty Plude has 250 stories from those in Oregon, and more, who experienced the typhoon that came on shore in San Francisco and traveled north through Oregon, Washington and into Canada.Copies of the book are $20 plus $4 for postage and handling.To order, send a check to: Friends of the Independence Public Library, 175 Monmouth St., Independence, OR 97351.For more information: Betty Plude, 503-838-4039; Independence Public Library, 503-838-1811. Church will host concert on Sunday Four By Grace, a southern gospel quartet from Tillamook, will perform a concert Sunday at 6 p.m. at Heart to Heart Church, 191 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth.The performance of musical praise is open to the public. Finger foods and snacks will follow the concert. A freewill offering will be accepted.For more information: Annita, 503-838-4742; Lisa, 503-837-0541. Poker tournament slated in Falls City Registration is under way for a Texas Hold 'em poker tournament scheduled Oct. 19 to benefit the Falls City Alliance.The event will take place at The Boondocks, 318 Main St., Falls City. Games start at 2 p.m., but participants can show up as late as 4 p.m. Entry is a $25 buy in, $15 add ons and re-entry is allowed. Those who sign up at The Boondocks before Tuesday receive an extra $1,000 in chips.For more information: 503-930-0378. Water color artist featured at library Dallas Public Library is hosting an art show featuring Dallas artist Susan Riggs now through November.Riggs' "Emerging Spirit" exhibit features exciting water colors that are a visual expression of her personal and spiritual journey. This journey has been fueled by curiosity and an attraction to ancient history and architecture.The show can be viewed during regular library hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.-For more information: Rosalyn McGarva, Dallas Public Library, 503-831-3545.