COMMUNITY CALENDAR



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, JUNE 10

• 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.

• Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce Lunch Forum — Noon, Independence Grill, 154 S. Main St., Independence. Lunch prices start at $7. 503-838-4268.

• 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. 503-831-3971.

• Polk Soil and Water Conservation District — 6 p.m., Polk County Fairgrounds, Arts and Crafts Buildings, 520 S. Pacific Highway W, Rickreall.

THURSDAY, JUNE 11

• 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.

• 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.

• Polk County Bounty Market — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Academy Building lawn, on the corner of Main and Academy streets, Dallas. 503-623-2564.

FRIDAY, JUNE 12

• 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.

• 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.

SATURDAY, JUNE 13

• The Original Independence Farmers Market — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Umpqua Bank parking lot, 302 S. Main St., Independence. 503-881-9950.

• Independence Riverview Market — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, 50 C St., Independence. 503-910-8193.

• Fleece to Fiber — Drop Spindles — 10 a.m. to noon, Polk County 4H/Extension Office, 289 E. Ellendale, Suite 301, Dallas. Learn about sheep, alpaca and rabbit fibers. Then, pick up and wash an alpaca or sheep fleece. While the fleece is drying, construct simple drop spindles to try your hand at spinning roving into thread. Kids will take home spindles and a small bag of wool. For ages 10 and up. Cost: $7 for 4-H members; $10 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required. 503-623-8395.

SUNDAY, JUNE 14

• Buell Grange Breakfast — 8 to 11 a.m., Buell Grange Hall, 5970 Mill Creek Road, just off Highway 22 northwest of Dallas. $6. 503-623-8462 or 503-843-4703.

MONDAY, JUNE 15

• 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., Faith Lutheran Church, on the S-curves between Monmouth and 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, JUNE 16

• 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.

• Dallas Wingdingers RC Flying Club — 7 p.m., 1833 SE Miller Ave., the field next to Valley Life Church, Dallas. 503-623-7288.

• Polk County Coin Club — 7 p.m., Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth. 503-362-9123.

• Polk County Bounty Market-Monmouth — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Main Street Park, 120 E. Main St., Monmouth. 503-623-2564.

• Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce PEP Talk — Noon to 1:30 p.m., Independence Public Library, 175 Monmouth St., Independence. “Managing Difficult Employees and Volunteers,” presented by Lori Cegon, small business development center. $15 for chamber members; $20 for nonmembers. Register online: www.micc-or.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

• 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.

• 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.

• Rockin’ the River— 5 to 8 p.m., Rogue Farms, 3590 Wigrich Road, Independence. Enjoy a fun-filled evening of music, food, craft bear and live music by The Morgans. An auction featuring locally-sourced gifts will be held, with purchases supporting the Luckiamute Watershed Council’s Ash Creek Restoration Project. www.luckiamuteLWC.org/Rockin-the-River.



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