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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).

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

• 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.

• Yoga in the Hopyard — 6 p.m., Rogue Farms Micro Hopyard, 3590 Wigrich Road, Independence. Offered on the last Wednesday of every month. Free; bring your own yoga mat. 503-838-9813.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

• 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.

• Rep. Paul Evans town hall discussion — 7 to 8:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Werner University Center, Willamette Room, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. “Higher Education in Oregon: A Town Hall Discussion.” Free. 503-986-1420.

• Friends of Monmouth Library — 5 to 7 p.m., Monmouth Public Library, 168 Ecols St. S., Monmouth. Members only book sale. Nonmembers may join at the door. 503-838-1932.

FRIDAY, MAY 1

• 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.

• Friends of Monmouth Library — Noon to 6 p.m., Monmouth Public Library, 168 Ecols St. S., Monmouth. Spring book sale. Free. 503-838-1932.

SATURDAY, MAY 2

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

• Independence Riverview Market — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, 50 C St., Independence. 503-910-8193.

• Relay For Life - Survivor Dinner and Celebration — 5:30 to 8 p.m., Eola Hills Winery, 501 S. Pacific Highway 99W, Rickreall. For cancer survivors and their guests. RSVP requested. 503-623-5241.

• Polk Community Free Clinic — 7 to 11 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 320 SE Fir Villa Road, Dallas. Free medical and mental health care for uninsured and underinsured. Held on the first and fourth Saturday of the month. 503-990-8772.

• Monmouth Senior Center All-You-Can-Eat Community Breakfast — 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth. Cost: $6, adults; $3, children under 12. 503-838-5678.

• Friends of Monmouth Library — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monmouth Public Library, 168 Ecols St. S., Monmouth. Spring book sale. Bag sale from 1 to 2 p.m. Free. 503-838-1932.

• Monmouth Garden Club — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monmouth Public Library, 168 Ecols St. S., Monmouth. Annual plant sale, including perennials, trees, blubs, vegetable plants, herbs and houseplants. 503-838-2686.

SUNDAY, MAY 3

• Polk Flea Market — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Admission: $1; children 12 and younger, free. Early admission from 6 to 9 a.m. is $5. 503-428-8224.

• From the Heart Community Sing — 1:30 to 3 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1486 SW Levens St., Dallas. Free singing lessons; all ages are welcome. 503-559-5205.

MONDAY, MAY 4

• Central Lions Club — Noon, Ella Curran Food Bank, North Main Street, old Casa Tequila building, Independence. 503-606-2150.

• Willamette Valley New Horizons Orchestra — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Central High School (music room), 1530 Monmouth St., Independence. Local orchestra for beginning through intermediate musicians. Meets every Monday. Players of all levels welcome. $25 monthly fee to cover expenses. 503-838-4884.

• Dallas High School Booster Club — 7 p.m., Dallas High School library, 1250 SE Holman Ave., Dallas. dhsboosters2010@gmail.com.

• American Red Cross Blood Drive — 12:30 to 6 p.m., Independence First Baptist Church, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence. Donors of all blood types needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. 1-800-733-2767.

• Rep. Paul Evans veterans forum — 6 to 7 p.m., Monmouth Senior Center, 180 Warren St. S., Monmouth. Communitywide forum to discuss veterans issues and how to solve them. Free. 503-986-1420.

• Emeritus Society — 1 p.m., Monmouth Public Library, 168 Ecols St. S., Monmouth. Alisha Hamel will honor Oregon’s military history. Public is invited. Free. Refreshments available. 503-838-1630.

TUESDAY, MAY 5

• 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.

• Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce — Noon to 1:30 p.m., Independence Public Library, 175 Monmouth St., Independence. PEP Talk Series, “Writing a Marketing Plan,” by Keven Malkewitz. $15 for chamber members; $20 for nonmembers. www.micc-or.org or 503-838-4268.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

• 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.

• Scrabble with Betty — 1 p.m., Independence Public Library, 175 Monmouth St., Independence. Scrabble games first Wednesday of every month. Free; refreshments and prizes available. 503-551-7687 or 503-838-1811.

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