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, FEB. 18

• Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank — 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members. 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 individuals. 503-831-5634.

• 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.

THURSDAY, FEB. 19

• 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. Weekly program and luncheon; visitors welcome. 503-838-4884.

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

• Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce Mixer — 5:30 to 7 p.m., Rogue Farms Hopyard, 3590 Wigrich Road, Independence. Host: American Cancer Society and Relay For Life. Free. 503-838-4268.

• 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.

• Dallas Wingdingers RC Flying Club — 7 p.m., Whitworth Elementary School library, 1151 SE Miller Ave., Dallas. 503-623-7288.

• Pianist Paul Roberts — 7:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Smith Music Hall, Room 121, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Admission: General, $8; students and seniors, $5; WOU students, free. 503-838-8275.

FRIDAY, FEB. 20

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

• Polk Home and Garden Show — 1 to 5 p.m., Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Free admission. 503-428-8224.

• 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.

• The Lost Trio — 7:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Smith Music Hall, Room 121, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. West Coast jazz ensemble performs. Admission: General, $8; students and seniors, $5; WOU students, free. 503-838-8275.

SATURDAY, FEB. 21

• Polk Home and Garden Show — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Free admission. 503-428-8224.

• Rickreall Grange Home and Craft Show — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rickreall Grange, 280 Main St., Rickreall. Breakfast and lunch available. 503-623-8687.

• Oregon Winter Poultry Swap — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Free admission. 541-990-7501.

• American Red Cross Blood Drive — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Polk County Fire District No. 1, 1800 Monmouth St., Independence. Donation appointments recommended. 1-800-733-2767.

• Wicks-Parks Duo — 3:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Smith Music Hall, Room 121, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Performance of modern chamber music featuring the cello and piano. Admission: General, $8; students and seniors, $5; WOU students, free. 503-838-8275.

• 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.

• Jay Leno in Concert — 8 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino Event Center, 27100 Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Comedian performs. Tickets: $40-$70. 21-and-over show. 1-800-760-7977.

SUNDAY, FEB. 22

• Rickreall Grange Home and Craft Show — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rickreall Grange, 280 Main St., Rickreall. Breakfast and lunch available. 503-623-8687.

• Polk Home and Garden Show — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Free admission. 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.

• Jay Leno in Concert — 5 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino Event Center, 27100 Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Comedian performs. Tickets: $40-$70. 21-and-over show. 1-800-760-7977.

MONDAY, FEB. 23

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

• American Red Cross Blood Drive — 12:30 to 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 879 SW Levens St., Dallas. Donation appointments recommended. 1-800-733-2767.

• 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.

TUESDAY, FEB. 24

• 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.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25

• Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank — 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members. 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 individuals. 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.

• Trio Elf — 7:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Smith Music Hall, Room 121, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Classic jazz piano trio with modern sounds and improvisation style performs. Admission: General, $8; students and seniors, $5; WOU students, free. 503-838-8275.



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