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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, JAN. 7

• American Red Cross Blood Drive — 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Dallas Family Medicine, 641 SE Miller Ave., Dallas. Donation appointments recommended. 1-800-733-2767.

• 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.

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

• Yarning for Others — 3 to 5 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1486 SW Levens St., Dallas. Knitters and crocheters gather to make clothing and accessories for those in need. 503-689-7222.

THURSDAY, JAN. 8

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

• 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.

FRIDAY, JAN. 9

• Latino Community Roundtable Discussion — 9:30 to 11 a.m., Independence Civic Center, 555 S. Main St., Independence. 503-838-1212.

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

• 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.

• 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.

• “Dr. Dolittle” — 7:30 p.m., Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St., Independence. Annual fundraiser production for the Pentacle Theatre of West Salem. Admission: $20 adults, $15 ages 15 and younger. 503-485-4300.

• Rainbow Dance Theatre — Smith Fine Arts Series — 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. iLumiDance: “The Owl and the Serpent.” Tickets: Adults, $25 in advance, $28 at the door; students, $11. 503-838-8333.

SATURDAY, JAN. 10

• “Dr. Dolittle” — 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St., Independence. Annual fundraiser production for the Pentacle Theatre of West Salem. Admission: $20 adults, $15 ages 15 and younger. 503-485-4300.

• Guthrie Park Country Dance — 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Admission: $5 per person; $15 immediate family rate; children 12 and under free. 503-623-0809.

SUNDAY, JAN. 11

• Buell Grange Second Sunday Breakfast — 8 to 11 a.m., Buell Grange Hall, 5970 Mill Creek Road, Sheridan. Cost: $6. 503-623-8462 or 502-843-4703.

• From the Heart Community Sing — 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1486 SW Levens St., Dallas. Singers 12 and under meet from 1 to 2 p.m.; singers 13 and older meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Free; all are welcome. 503-559-5205.

• “Dr. Dolittle” — 2 p.m., Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St., Independence. Annual fundraiser production for the Pentacle Theatre of West Salem. Admission: $20 adults, $15 ages 15 and younger. 503-485-4300.

MONDAY, JAN. 12

• 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., Calvary Chapel, 1475 Monmouth St., Independence. Donation appointments recommended. 1-800-733-2767.

TUESDAY, JAN. 13

• Caregivers Support Group — 2 to 3:30 p.m., West Valley Hospital (Quiet Room, entrance through Emergency Department on Clay Street), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Meets on the second Tuesday of the month. Free. 503-831-5593.

• 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, JAN. 14

• 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.

• Polk County Republican Women — 11:30 a.m., Oak Knoll Golf Course, 6335 Highway 22, Independence. No-host lunch available. 503-623-5759.

• Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce Lunch Forum — Noon to 1 p.m., Independence Grill, 154 S. Main St., Independence. Mike Barnett, chairman of Friends of Polk County CASA, will share information about the local Court Appointed Special Advocates group. Lunch available for purchase. 503-838-4268.

• 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.

• 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.

• Dallas American Legion Post No. 20 — 7 p.m., Academy Building, Room 108, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-2591.

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