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Oregon State students from the OSU Enactus Club brought Wine-Down Downtown to Independence and Monmouth Saturday afternoon. About 20 people crowded into 2EZ Cafe in Independence, where they picked up wine glasses and a map and were treated to an appetizer with a taste of wine before heading out to nine other stops in the two towns. The event brought a total of 90 people into the downtown areas.

Oregon State students from the OSU Enactus Club brought Wine-Down Downtown to Independence and Monmouth Saturday afternoon. About 20 people crowded into 2EZ Cafe in Independence, where they picked up wine glasses and a map and were treated to an appetizer with a taste of wine before heading out to nine other stops in the two towns. The event brought a total of 90 people into the downtown areas. Photo by Emily Mentzer.

Work of watercolor artists on display

The work of two local painters will be on display at the Dallas Public Library, 950 Main St., through March. The two artists, Karen Rouzard and Charlene Metzler, are both displaying a selection of their watercolor paintings.

Rouzard took art classes at Laguna Beach School of Art and Design in California and continued taking classes after moving to Oregon. She now teaches watercolor painting.

Metzler was one of Rouzard’s students and has had her artwork displayed at the Polk County Fair and the Oregon State Fair.

For more information: Dallas Public Library, 503-623-2633.

Painting workshop offered in Falls City

A “Dragonfly Painting Workshop” will take place Wednesday (today) in Falls City. The class will run from 7 to 9 p.m. and be held at The Boondocks, 318 N. Main St., Falls City.

Cost of the workshop is $30 per person. Fee includes professional instruction, a 16-inch-by-20-inch canvas, painting supplies, appetizers and a beverage. No experience is needed.

For more information: Laura: 503-787-2700.

Benefit rummage sale set at church

Dallas First Christian Church is holding a basement rummage sale on Friday and Saturday at the church, 1079 SE Jefferson St.

Sale hours are Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the church bus fund.

For more information: Nelda Holeman, 503-831-3282.

Spring book sale slated for weekend

Friends of the Independence Public Library is holding its annual spring book sale Friday and Saturday.

The sale will take place both days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the old library building, 311 Monmouth St., Independence.

Hardback books will sell for $1 each, while paperbacks are priced at 50 cents each. A wide selection of children’s books, gardening books, cookbooks, puzzles, CDs and more will be available.

For more information: Betty Plude, 503-551-7687; Independence Public Library, 503-838-1811.

Monthly breakfast fundraiser on tap

Monmouth Senior Center will host its monthly all-you-can-eat community breakfast fundraiser on Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Cost is a suggested donation of $6 per person, $3 for children under 12. The meal includes scrambled eggs, link sausage, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and orange juice and coffee.

Proceeds benefit the Monmouth Senior Center building expansion fund. The center is located at 180 S. Warren St.

For more information: 503-838-5678.

Driver safety class slated for Saturday

A one-day AARP Defensive Driving Safety Class will be offered Saturday at Dallas Retirement Village.

The class meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at DRV, 377 NW Jasper St. It will cover defensive driving, driving techniques and discuss new laws recently passed.

Preregistration is required. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for nonmembers.

To register or for more information: 503-838-5678.

Rick’s Place Coffee to mark milestone

Rick’s Place Coffee in Monmouth is celebrating its 20-year anniversary with an open house Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

All are welcome to the event hosted by owners Rick and Mary Gydesen. Free coffee and cake will be served.

Rick’s Place Coffee is located at 123 E. Main St., Monmouth.

For more information: 503-838-4912.

Sunday breakfast planned at grange

Buell Grange will host its monthly Second Sunday Community Breakfast on March 8 from 8 to 11 a.m.

Cost is $6 per person, and the menu is scheduled to include your choice of pancakes, sausage and eggs; hash browns, sausage and eggs; or French toast and sausage. Meals include juice and coffee or tea.

The event is a fundraiser. Proceeds go toward the maintenance of the Buell Grange Hall, located at 5970 Mill Creek Road, just off Highway 22 northwest of Dallas.

For more information: 503-623-8462 or 503-843-4703.

Movie night event will benefit library

Tickets are now available for the ninth annual movie fundraiser hosted by Friends of the Independence Public Library.

The event, Monday at 7 p.m. at Independence Cinema 8, will include a showing of the movie “Patch Adams” featuring the late Robin Williams. Tickets are $15 per person and available at the library, 175 Monmouth St. Door prizes and free popcorn are available.

For more information: Betty Plude, 503-551-7687; Independence Public Library, 503-838-1811.

Tuesday discussion on brain, memory

Rob Winningham, a professor at Western Oregon University, will conduct a presentation on the brain and memory ability Tuesday at Volunteer Hall in Monmouth.

Winningham’s presentation, “Train Your Brain: How We Can Maintain or Even Improve Our Memory Ability,” begins at noon at Volunteer Hall, 144 S. Warren St.

RSVP is requested. For more information: 503-838-5678.

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