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7/2 Community Notebook

Rummage sale set    for this weekend    Heart to Heart Church of Monmouth is conducting a rummage sale fundraiser Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 191 N. Monmouth Ave.    The church will also be selling concessions, including water, soda and baked goods, during the Fourth of July parade in Monmouth.    Proceeds benefit the church’s youth and women’s ministries.    For more information: Kristina Vandercreek, 503-930-5602.    Friends of Library    book sale on tap    Friends of the Independence Public Library will hold its annual Western Days Fourth of July book sale Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.    The sale takes place at the old city library, 311 Monmouth St., Independence.    The selection includes children’s books, gardening books, cookbooks, CDs, puzzles and much more. Hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents. Proceeds go toward special programs at the library.    For more information: Betty Plude, 503-838-4039; Independence Public Library, 503-838-1811.    Monthly breakfast    fundraiser planned    Monmouth Senior Center will host its monthly all-you-can-eat community breakfast fundraiser on Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.    Cost is a suggested donation of $6 per person, $3 for children under 12. The meal includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, and orange juice and coffee.    Proceeds benefit the Monmouth Senior Center building expansion fund.    The center is located at 180 S. Warren St.    For more information: 503-838-5678.    New demonstration    garden set to open    A ribbon cutting Saturday will mark the grand opening of the Polk County Master Gardener’s Inspiration Garden at Mount Fir Park, in the 700 block of F Street in Independence.    The public is welcome to enjoy all aspects of the garden from 1 to 4 p.m. Old time fiddler Truman Price, “Oregon’s leading scholar of music of the Oregon Trail,” will provide music.    Gardens on display include a children’s garden, a bee and butterfly garden, a medicinal plant garden, and a rose garden.    For more information: Polk County Master Gardeners, 503-623-8395; online at extension.oregon-state.edu/polk/mg.    Extension Service    will host potluck    The Polk County OSU Extension office will host a healthy potluck dinner for Isaiah and Jeremiah Godby and their support team at the OSU Extension Office, 289 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite 301, Dallas, Monday at 6 p.m.    All community members are welcome to attend.    The two college undergraduates and brothers are running to 30 out of 36 Oregon counties to bring awareness to Oregon State University becoming Oregon’s first nationally accredited College of Public Health and the power of living a healthy lifestyle.    Those who are interested can run or walk with them to escort them for a mile or two as they the leave the Extension office in Dallas and head toward McMinnville on Tuesday.    For more information: Debra Minar Driscoll, 503-602-2651; email debra.driscoll@oregonstate.edu.    Classes offered by    Extension Service    Polk County Extension Service is offering two classes for youths next week at its office in Dallas, 289 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite 301.    “Preserving Fruits,” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 9 (grades 4 and up), will offer tips on making jam and jelly, canning fruit and pie fillings. Attendees should bring two standard small jelly jars and four standard pint jars. Cost is $7 for 4-H members and $10 for nonmembers.    “Flower Arranging,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 10 (grades 4 and up), will offer pointers on the principles and elements of putting together an attractive arrangement. Participants should bring a standard florist vase if available. Cost is $5 for 4-H members and $7 for nonmembers.    For more information or to register: 503-623-8395.    Meals for seniors    available in area    NorthWest Senior & Disability Services offers weekday meals for seniors in Dallas and Monmouth.    Anyone 60 years of age or older and their spouse is welcome. Meals are offered Monday through Friday during July at 11:30 a.m. in Dallas at LaCreole Manor, 204 SW Walnut Ave., and in Monmouth at the Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St.    Delivered meals are available for home-bound seniors. A donation of $3 is suggested for the meals; advanced reservations are required.    For more information: 503-623-6232 (Dallas); 503-838-2084 (Monmouth).

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