COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

Kids — and adults — splash each other in the Independence Riverview Park fountain while waiting for the Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club Grand Parade to arrive in Independence from Monmouth on Saturday. The temperature reached 97 that day.

Photo by Emily Mentzer
Kids — and adults — splash each other in the Independence Riverview Park fountain while waiting for the Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club Grand Parade to arrive in Independence from Monmouth on Saturday. The temperature reached 97 that day.



BBQ, car wash at Faith Lutheran

Faith Lutheran Church of Monmouth-Independence will host a community party from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Everyone is welcome. The event includes slides, the Lion’s Club Health Screening Van, free food, raffles, Bible activities and a charity yard sale. Proceeds from the yard sale benefit Lutheran Latino Ministries and Trinity Lutheran Medical/Dental Clinic.

The church is located at 200 Monmouth-Independence Highway, on the S-curves.

For more information: 503-838-3459.

VBS starts July 20 at Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran Church will sponsor Vacation Bible School Camp Discovery from 9 a.m. to noon July 20 through 24 at the church.

The camp is for youths aged 4 through those entering fifth and sixth grade. Admission is free.

At Camp Discovery VBS, kids will explore the Bible, make new friends, sing songs, and learn how Jesus works through them in their everyday lives. Kids will sing around the campfire, act out Bible stories, make crafts and have snacks.

For more information: Jamie Anderson, 503-910-5492.

iPad 201 class set for Thursday

Monmouth Independence Networks and Summit Computer and Technologies will present iPad 201: Basics and Beyond of the iPad.

The class is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at MINET, 405 Hogan Road N., Monmouth.

Enrollment is $25 per person. Class size is limited. Participants will receive a free iPad holder from MINET.

For more information or to register: mmorton @minetfiber.com or corin@summitcomtek.com.

Master Gardeners to meet today

Polk County Master Gardeners will present a scholarship to a Dallas High graduate Lydia Graber during their meeting Wednesday (today) at 7 p.m.

Graber, a 2012 DHS graduate, is studying horticulture at Oregon State University and will receive the 2015 Polk County Master Gardener scholarship. The scholarship is presented yearly to a student and is funded through proceeds raised by Master Gardeners during their annual plant sale.

Dean Anderson, coordinator of the Dallas Youth Garden, will also speak during the meeting.

The meeting is free and open to the public at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 320 SE Fir Villa Road in Dallas.

Meet Grant McOmie from ‘Getaways’

The Monmouth Public Library will host Oregon author and broadcast journalist Grant McOmie at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the library, 168 Ecols St. S., Monmouth, for the Virginia Gillis Memorial Evening.

McOmie will give a presentation and a short video, followed by a reception and book signing.

Copies of McOmie’s recently published book, “Grant’s Getaways,” will be available for purchase from the Friends of Monmouth Library.

Seating is limited for this free event. Registration is required. The event is for those aged 21 and older only.

Register at the library or call by Thursday: 503-838-1932. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Jericho Road to perform at FEFC

The Jericho Road Gospel Bluegrass Band will play a concert at a pie social on Friday at the new amphitheater at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 2290 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas. The concert is from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Since forming in 2003, Jericho Road has performed in numerous churches, festivals, prisons, and special events in Oregon and Washington. The band’s goal is to share the good news of the gospel through music.

Admission is free and all are welcome.



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