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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, AUG. 12

• 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.

• Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce Lunch Forum — Noon, Polk County Fire District No. 1 Station 90, Independence. Bring a sack lunch. 503-838-4268.

• 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.

• Music in the Park — 6:30 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. Student Loan String Band (newgrass). Free. www.ci.monmouth.or.us.

THURSDAY, AUG. 13

• 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.

• Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club — Noon, First Baptist Church, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence. Visiting Rotarians, guests and prospective Rotarians are welcome to these luncheon meetings. Free. 503-838-4884.

• Polk County Bounty Market — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Academy Building lawn, on the corner of Main and Academy streets, Dallas. 503-623-2564.

• Movies in the Park — 8:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, 50 C St., Independence. “Pacific Rim,” rated PG-13. Free. www.independenceamphitheater.com.

• Dementia Support Group — 9:30 a.m., Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth. A group for people coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. 503-838-5678.

• Sounds of Summer — 6:30 p.m., Rotary Performing Arts Stage, corner of Main and Academy streets, Dallas. Parish Gap, soft rock. Free. Business.dallasoregon.org.

• Young Professionals Networking — 5:30 to 7 p.m., Limeberry Frozen Yogurt, 109 E. Ellendale Ave., hosted by Michaele Toepfer, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals. After-hours social event for Polk County young professionals, aged 21-45. 503-623-2564.

• Luckiamute Watershed Council — 7 p.m., Volunteer Hall, 144 Warren St. S., Monmouth. The group will discuss fundraising and other business. Free. www.luckiamutelwc.org.

FRIDAY, AUG. 14

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

• Monmouth Senior Center’s monthly potluck — noon, Monmouth Senior Center, 180 Warren St. S, Monmouth. Free. Bring main dish, salad or dessert. 503-838-5678.

• 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.

• Arc of Polk County Dance and Karaoke Night — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Academy Building, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. For adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Admission: $3 (staffers and providers admitted free). Snacks available for purchase. 503-949-5552.

• River’s Edge Summer Music Series — 7:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, 50 C St., Independence. Twangshifter, rockabilly. $5 suggested donation. www.independenceamphitheater.com.

• Grand Ronde Contest Powwow — 7 p.m. first grand entry, Uyxat Powwow Grounds, 9390 Highway 22 (Hebo Road), Grand Ronde. 503-879-1920.

• Redgate Vineyard summer concert series — 6 to 9 p.m., Redgate Vineyard, 8175 Buena Vista Road, Independence. Diamondback. 503-428-7115.

SATURDAY, AUG. 15

• 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.

• Grand Ronde Contest Powwow — 10 a.m. parade, 1 p.m. first grand entry, Uyxat Powwow Grounds, 9390 Highway 22 (Hebo Road), Grand Ronde. 503-879-1920.

• Independence Fly-in and Van’s Homecoming — 7 to 10:30 a.m. pancake breakfast, noon hamburger lunch. Independence State Airport, 4905 Airport Road, Independence. The fly-in, breakfast and lunch are open to the public. Aviation related seminars, vendors and a silent auction. Breakfast, $5; Lunch, $6; no cost to browse vendors, view planes or attend seminars. www.eaa292.org/flyin.

• Lions Club Cruise In — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Riverview Park, 50 C St., Independence. See classic cars, listen to classic music. Free.

• Monmouth Public Library — 2 to 4 p.m., 168 Ecols St. S., Monmouth. 20-year anniversary celebration. Cake, punch, door prizes and displays. Free.

SUNDAY, AUG. 16

• Dallas Wingdingers RC Flying Club Indoor Fly — 1 to 3 p.m., Whitworth Elementary School gym, 1151 SE Miller Ave., Dallas. 503-623-7288.

• Rogue Farms Summer Concert Series — 3 p.m., Rogue Farms Hopyard, 3590 Wigrich Road, Independence. Take in the views, sip on an ale, cider or soda. Free. All ages welcome. 503-838-9813.

• Grand Ronde Contest Powwow — 1 p.m. first grand entry, Uyxat Powwow Grounds, 9390 Highway 22 (Hebo Road), Grand Ronde. 503-879-1920.

• Independence Fly-in and Van’s Homecoming — 7 to 10:30 a.m. French toast breakfast, noon hamburger lunch. Independence State Airport, 4905 Airport Road, Independence. Breakfast, $5; hamburger lunch, $6.

• Dallas First Christian block party — 3 to 6 p.m., Dallas First Christian Church, 1079 SE Jefferson St., Dallas. Activities for all ages. Food and school supplies. Free. 503-623-2569.

MONDAY, AUG. 17

• Willamette Valley New Horizons Orchestra — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, on the S-curves between Monmouth and 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.

• American Red Cross blood drive — 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 879 SW Levens St., Dallas. Redcrossblood.org.

TUESDAY, AUG. 18

• 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.

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

• Polk County Coin Club — 7 p.m., Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth. 503-362-9123.

• Polk County Bounty Market-Monmouth — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Main Street Park, 120 E. Main St., Monmouth. 503-623-2564.

• Family Building Blocks Dallas play group — 10 a.m., Academy Building, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. Suite 216. Play group for children and families. Activities and snacks provided. Free. RSVP, 503-877-8473.

• Art in the Park — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Riverview Park, 50 C St., Independence. Free arts and crafts for youths, presented by the Independence Downtown Association.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19

• 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.

• Day-2-Day Diabetes Support Group — 3 to 4 p.m., West Valley Hospital (main conference room inside main entrance), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. 503-623-7323.

• Bingo at the Farm — 6:30 p.m., Rogue Farms Hopyard, 3590 Wigrich Road, Independence. All ages welcome. Free; food and beverages available for purchase. 503-838-9813.

• Music in the Park — 6:30 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. Ramble On, Led Zepplin tribute band. Free. www.ci.monmouth.or.us.

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