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Delbert Fredricks, center, was surprised Friday when Dallas Fire & EMS dedicated its new fire bell in honor of his 64 years of service to the department. Here, volunteer firefighter Mike Bollman, left, and Dave Pedersen, fire chaplain, tell stories about Fredricks’ dedication to the department. Several individuals and businesses donated time and money to the project, including Boy Scout Troop No. 288 and Eagle Scout Breydn Banford, the Banford family, Liberty Concrete, Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply, JB Instant Lawn and Nursery, DC Electric, Cathy and Larry Dunlap and the city of Dallas. 



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Delbert Fredricks, center, was surprised Friday when Dallas Fire & EMS dedicated its new fire bell in honor of his 64 years of service to the department. Here, volunteer firefighter Mike Bollman, left, and Dave Pedersen, fire chaplain, tell stories about Fredricks’ dedication to the department. Several individuals and businesses donated time and money to the project, including Boy Scout Troop No. 288 and Eagle Scout Breydn Banford, the Banford family, Liberty Concrete, Ewing Irrigation and Landscape Supply, JB Instant Lawn and Nursery, DC Electric, Cathy and Larry Dunlap and the city of Dallas. Jolene Guzman/Itemizer-Observer Photo by Jolene Guzman.

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During the Dedication of 'Del's Bell' Fire Chief Fred Hertel also received a surprise, a mini fire truck during Friday's dedication of the departments new entry way and fire bell.

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, DEC. 16

• 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.

• 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.

• Brew and BS — 7 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1486 SW Levens St., Dallas. Free. Bring your own brew – beer, coffee, tea, cider, wine. Moderated discussions on topics of religion and science. 435-503-4304.

• Indoor Play Park — 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday, First Presbyterian Church, 879 SW Levens St., Dallas. For children ages infant to pre-K, and conversation time for parents. 503-623-3397.

• Senior meals, Dallas — 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, LaCreole Manor, 204 SW Walnut St., Dallas. Free, but $3 donation suggested. Reservations required. 503-623-6232.

• Senior meals, Monmouth — 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth. Free, but $3 donation suggested. Reservations required. 503-838-2084.

• Painting, Canvas and Cocktails — 7 p.m., The Boondocks, 318 N. Main St. Fall City. All supplies, paint, canvas and instruction provided. No experience necessary. $30, snack and cocktail included. 503-787-2700.

THURSDAY, DEC. 17

• 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 Lions Club — 11:30 a.m., Hong Kong Restaurant, 325 Main St., Dallas. Everyone welcome. 503-931-9860.

• 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.

• American Legion Women’s Auxiliary — 7 p.m., Academy Building, room 108, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-420-4021.

• Radio Operators Association of Dallas (ROADS) — 7 p.m., Polk County Courthouse (Jefferson Street entrance), 850 Main St., Dallas. Organization for amateur radio operators; public welcome. 503-881-5836.

• Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce — 5:30 to 7 p.m., Petals & Vines, 410 E. Main St., Monmouth. Chamber mixer. www.micc-or.org or call 503-838-4268.

• 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.

• Hymn sing-along — 6:30 p.m., Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth. Sing hymns with others. 503-838-5678.

• Holiday Music Jam — 6:30 p.m., Dallas Senior Center, 955 SE Jefferson St., Dallas. Bring snacks to share. Festive attire welcome. Prize for most festive sweater. Free. 503-623-5055.

FRIDAY, DEC. 18

• 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.

• Family Building Blocks Independence play group — 10 a.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1275 E St., Independence. Play group for children and families. Activities and snacks provided. Free. RSVP, 503-363-3057.

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly Club Meeting — 9:45 to 11 a.m. Church of Christ, 127 Heffley St. N., Monmouth. First meeting is free. 503-930-7936.

SATURDAY, DEC. 19

• Old-Time Fiddlers — 1 p.m., Dallas Civic Center, 945 SE Jefferson St., Dallas. Music and refreshments. Free. 503-623-8554.

SUNDAY, DEC. 20

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

MONDAY, DEC. 21

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

• Willamette Valley New Horizons Orchestra — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Central High School band 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.

TUESDAY, DEC. 22

• 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.

• Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Club — 6 to 7 p.m. weigh-in, 7 to 8 p.m. meeting, First Christian Church basement, 1079 SE Jefferson St., Dallas. Meetings offer programs and activities aimed at losing weight. Open to anyone. First meeting is free.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 23

• 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.

• 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.

• Brew and BS — 7 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1486 SW Levens St., Dallas. Free. Bring your own brew – beer, coffee, tea, cider, wine. Moderated discussions on topics of religion and science. 435-503-4304.

• Painting, Canvas and Cocktails — 7 p.m., The Boondocks, 318 N. Main St. Fall City. All supplies, paint, canvas and instruction provided. No experience necessary. $30, snack and cocktail included. 503-787-2700.

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