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Workers sand the tower on Friday morning at the Cooper Building in Independence and cover some sections with primer. The building is getting ready to be painted a traditional blue-gray. The building has been under construction during restoration.

Photo by Emily Mentzer
Workers sand the tower on Friday morning at the Cooper Building in Independence and cover some sections with primer. The building is getting ready to be painted a traditional blue-gray. The building has been under construction during restoration.



MI Chamber mixer at MaMere’s B&B

The Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce’s August mixer will be at MaMere’s Bed & Breakfast in Monmouth on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The host will be Steven Goto of Waddell & Reed, and light refreshments will be available.

MaMere’s is located at 212 Knox St., Monmouth.

For more information: 503-838-4268.

Reserve spot now for PCMG Fall Fling

Polk County Master Gardeners will host the 13th annual Fall Fling educational event at the Nesmith Readiness Center, 12830 Westview Drive, Dallas.

The event is Sept. 5, but pre-registration is mandatory by Aug. 25. Registration is $30 and includes lunch.

Speakers at the event include Marianne Binetti, a Northwest horticultural expert; Bob Denman, a blacksmith, tool designer, inventor and writer; and Katherine Johnson, the past president of the Portland Rose Society.

Download a registration form at extension.oregonstate.edu/polk/mg.

‘Lost in Yonkers’ to debut at Pentacle

Neil Simon’s musical “Lost in Yonkers,” will be performed at the Pentacle Theatre in Salem beginning Friday. The show will run through Sept. 12.

The coming-of-age tale is set in New York in 1942.

Ticket prices vary by day and seat.

The Pentacle Theatre is located at 354 52 Ave. NW in Salem.

For more information: 503-364-7200, online at www.pentacletheare.org.

NHWV Orchestra to perform Monday

New Horizons Willamette Valley Orchestra will perform in Albany on Monday evening.

The orchestra, which is based in Monmouth, will collaborate with the Albany String Orchestra for the concert, which begins at 7 p.m. at Monteith Park in Albany.

The concert will feature music from TV, movies and Broadway, in addition to some patriotic and classical tunes.

A potluck and picnic for orchestra members, their families and other interested parties will begin at 5 p.m.

The New Horizons Willamette Valley Orchestra began last fall. There are no auditions and anyone may join.

For more information: Paul Doellinger, 503-838-4884; or email to RevPaulDD@aol.com.

Pacific Power hosts energy workshop

Pacific Power invites customers to a free energy workshop on Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The workshop will take place at BeckenRidge Vineyard, 300 Ruben Boise Road in Dallas.

Among the topics that will be discussed include no-cost/low-cost ways to save energy; different types of heating and cooling equipment; differences between incandescent, CFL and LED lighting; and cash incentives for home energy improvements.

Refreshments will be served.

Seating is limited.

For more information or to RSVP: www.pacificpower.net/bewattsmart.

Parrish to speak at Jefferson Lodge

Jefferson Lodge, located at 664 SE Jefferson St. in Dallas, will host Duane Parrish, a speaker, preacher and saxophone player, on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Parrish will share the story of what happened in his life when he was ready to commit suicide, how his talents were restored and what he lived through for seven years to get there.

Parrish will have a book titled, “A Postcard to Heaven,” and CD of his saxophone for purchase as a package for $10.

For more information: 503-623-8104.

DUMC hosts Dallas Family Night Out

Dallas United Methodist Church will host the fourth annual Dallas Family Night Out on Aug. 26 from 3 to 7 p.m.

The event will help Dallas families get ready for back to school, providing backpacks, supplies, haircuts, clothing, immunizations, and resource information. Free dinner will be provided by El Pique restaurant and James2 Community Kitchen. There will be prizes, giveaways and games for families.

Dallas United Methodist Church is located at 565 SE LaCreole Drive. Backpacks and school supplies are available to Dallas residents only. Parents are asked to bring proof of residency.

For more information: www.dallasfamilynightout

.com or 503-623-8387 ext. 22.

Scrub, shoe sale to benefit students

West Valley Hospital Volunteer Services will host a scrub and shoe sale from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday in the hospital’s main conference room, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas.

The sale will include pants, tops, jackets and shoes for work and home. Brands include Dansko, Klogs, UGG, Birkenstock, Cherokee and Skechers.

Proceeds are used for the scholarship fund for Polk County high school seniors wishing to pursue career and education in the medical field.

For more information: 503-623-7311.



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