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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, MARCH 4

• 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.

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

• 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.

 • 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 on the first Wednesday of every month. 503-689-7222.

• Comedy Premier at Pressed — 7:30 p.m., Pressed Coffee and Wine Bar, 788 Main St., Dallas. Comedian Susan Rice and palindromist Mark Saltveit perform. Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 503-751-1666.

 • “Pride and Prejudice” — 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. WOU winter theater production. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students $7. 503-838-8462.

• Western Oregon Chamber Ensembles Concert — 7:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Smith Music Hall, Room 121, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Featuring WOU saxes and brasses. Free. 503-838-8275.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

• 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, 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.

• “Pride and Prejudice” — 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. WOU winter theater production of Jane Austen’s beloved romance story. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students $7. 503-838-8462.

• Western Hemisphere Combo and Guitar Ensemble — 7:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Smith Music Hall, Room 121, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. “Twisted Top 40.” Free. 503-838-8275.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

• 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.

• “Pride and Prejudice” — 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. WOU winter theater production of Jane Austen’s beloved romance story. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students $7. 503-838-8462.

• WOU Early Music Ensemble — 7:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Smith Music Hall, Room 121, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. “The Image of Melancholy” — the music of Elizabethan England. Free. 503-838-8275.

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

• Polk Community Free Clinic — 7 to 11 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 320 SE Fir Villa Road, Dallas. Free medical and mental health care for uninsured and underinsured. Held on the first and fourth Saturday of the month. 503-990-8772.

• Monmouth Senior Center All-You-Can-Eat Community Breakfast — 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth. Cost: $6, adults; $3, children under 12. 503-838-5678.

• Polk County Folklife Festival — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Cultural celebration featuring music, dancing, food, beer and wine, arts and crafts, and more. Admission: $10 per person, or $5 and five cans of food per person; 12 and under, free. All ages welcome. 503-623-3048.

• “Pride and Prejudice” — 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. WOU winter theater production of Jane Austen’s beloved romance story. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students $7. 503-838-8462.

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

• 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.

MONDAY, MARCH 9

• 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., Independence First Baptist Church, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence. 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.

• WOU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers — 7:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Smith Music Hall, Room 121, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. “To See as Children See,” from Lewis Carroll to the Holocaust. Admission: $3 general, $1 students and seniors; free for WOU students with ID. 503-838-8275.

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

• 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.

• Orquestra Brasil — 7:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Rice Auditorium, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Classic Choro and Samba. Free. 503-838-8275.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

• 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; everyone welcome. 503-623-5759.

• 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. 503-831-3971.



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