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Community Calendar

To submit your items to the Community Calendar, email the Itemizer-Observer newsroom at ionews@polkio.com, send via fax to 503-623-2395, or deliver them in person to 147 SE Court St., Dallas. All events should be submitted two weeks in advance of the date of the event.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12

• 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.

• Polk County Republican Women — 11:30 a.m., Oak Knoll Golf Course, 6335 Highway 22, Independence. No-host lunch available. 503-623-5759.

• Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce Lunch Forum — Noon to 1 p.m., Independence Civic Center, 555 S. Main St., Independence. Annual chamber overview meeting. Lunch available for purchase. 503-838-4268.

• 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.

• Free Blood Pressure Check Clinic — 2 to 3 p.m., West Valley Hospital (surgery admitting area), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. 503-623-7323.

• 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.

• Dallas American Legion Post No. 20 — 7 p.m., Academy Building, Room 108, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-2591.

• With a Smile and a Song: A Night of Swinging Disney Tunes — 7:30 p.m., Smith Music Hall, Room 121, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Laura Killip performs Disney songs as swinging jazz numbers. Free; refreshments after concert. 541-207-7596.

THURSDAY, NOV. 13

• “Mom and Me” Breastfeeding Support Group — 1 to 2:30 p.m., West Valley Hospital (Quiet Room, entrance through Emergency Department on Clay Street), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Free. 503-623-7323.

• 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.

• “Death by Design” — 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. WOU Department of Theatre and Dance fall drama production. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students, $7. 503-838-8462.

FRIDAY, NOV. 14

• Altered Attitudes Alcoholics Anonymous — Noon, Dallas United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas. 503-399-0599.

• 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.

• “Death by Design” — 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. WOU Department of Theatre and Dance fall play production. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students, $7. 503-838-8462.

SATURDAY, NOV. 15

• Independence Farmers Market — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Umpqua Bank parking lot, 302 S. Main St., Independence. 503-881-9950.

• Independence Riverview Winter/Holiday Market — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Independence Elks Lodge 1950, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-910-8193.

• Polk County Historical Society — 1:30 p.m., Polk County Museum, 560 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Topic: 162nd Infantry. Free; open to the public. 503-623-6251.

• 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.

• “Death by Design” — 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. WOU Department of Theatre and Dance fall play production. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students, $7. 503-838-8462.

SUNDAY, NOV. 16

• Rickreall Farmers Market — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rickreall Grange Hall parking lot, 280 Main St. (Highway 99W), Rickreall. 503-881-9950.

• From the Heart Community Sing — 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1486 SW Levens St., Dallas. Singers 12 and under meet from 1 to 2 p.m.; singers 13 and older meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Free; all are welcome. 503-559-5205.

• “Death by Design” — 2 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. WOU Department of Theatre and Dance fall play production. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students, $7. 503-838-8462.

• Tom Bergeron and the WOU Faculty Brazilian Septet — 7:30 p.m., Smith Music Hall, Room 121, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Brazilian guitarist Sergio Botelho joins several WOU staffers for a concert of choro, bossa nova, samba and frevo. Admission: general, $8; students and seniors, $5; WOU students, free with ID. 503-838-8275.

MONDAY, NOV. 17

• Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon — 11:30 a.m., The Majestic, 962 SE Main St., Dallas. Cost: $12. 503-623-2564.

• Central Lions Club — Noon, Independence Elks Lodge 1950 Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-2150.

• New Horizon Willamette Valley Orchestra — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Central High School (southwest entrance), 1530 Monmouth St., Independence. Beginning orchestra meets every Monday. All are welcome; bring your own instrument. 503-838-4884.

TUESDAY, NOV. 18

• 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.

• Dallas Wingdingers RC Flying Club — 7 p.m., 1833 SE Miller Ave. (field next to Valley Life Church), Dallas. 503-623-7288.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19

• 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.

• 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.

• “Death by Design” — 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. WOU Department of Theatre and Dance fall play production. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students, $7. 503-838-8462.

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