Area back-to-school

event set Thursday

DALLAS — Dallas Methodist Church, in partnership with several area nonprofits, is hosting “Dallas Family Night Out” on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m.

The event, held at the church located at 565 SE LaCreole Drive, will offer families a chance to get ready for back to school with free haircuts, a clothing giveaway, early childhood screenings, immunizations, health screenings provided by Dallas Lion’s Club, and information about area resources.

Backpacks with school supplies will be available to Dallas residents with photo ID and proof of residency.

A free dinner, live music, a rock climbing wall, Zumba demonstration and plenty of games and prizes will offer fun for the whole family.

For more information: Sheri Beehner, West Valley Housing Authority, 503-623-8387 ext. 22.

Online school plans

information session

MONMOUTH — Oregon Connections Academy will host a free information session Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Monmouth Public Library, 168 S. Ecols St.

Oregon Connections Academy is a tuition-free statewide online public charter school authorized by the Scio School District.

During Thursday’s information session, parents of prospective students will have an opportunity to find out more about the school’s curriculum, online learning and receive tips to use when researching online schools.

For more information: 1-800-382-6010;

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