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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, 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.

• Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce Lunch Forum — Noon, Eola Hills Wine Cellars, 501 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Tour of Eola Hills Wine Cellars; bring a lunch. Free. 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. 503-831-3971.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

• 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.

• Ash Creek Arts Center Exhibit Reception — 5 to 7 p.m., MaMere’s Bed & Breakfast, 212 Knox St. N., Monmouth. Free; open to the public. ashcreekarts@gmail.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

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

• Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Banquet — 5:30 p.m., Eola Hills Wine Cellars, 501 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. 503-838-4268.

• 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.

• The Brothers Kidd — 7 to 10 p.m., Pressed Coffee & Wine Bar, 788 Main St., Dallas. Local acoustic rock/country/folk/blues duo performs. 503-751-1666.

• Western Hemisphere Orchestra: Music of Radiohead — 7:30 p.m., Western Oregon University, Rice Auditorium, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Featuring the music of English rock band Radiohead. Admission: general, $3; students and seniors, $1; WOU students, free. 503-838-8275.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

• Rickreall 2015 Spring Gun Show — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Admission: adults, $6; children under 12, free. 503-623-3048.

• 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.

• The Alkins — 7 p.m., Pressed Coffee & Wine Bar, 788 Main St., Dallas. Seattle duo performs. 503-751-1666.

• Sara Evans in Concert — 8 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino Event Center, 27100 Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Country musician performs. Tickets: $30-$50. 21-and-over show. 1-800-760-7977.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

• Rickreall 2015 Spring Gun Show — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Admission: adults, $6; children under 12, free. 503-623-3048.

• Dallas Wingdingers RC Flying Club Indoor Fly — 1 to 3 p.m., Whitworth Elementary School gym, 1151 SE Miller Ave., Dallas. 503-623-7288.

MONDAY, MARCH 16

• Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon — 11:30 a.m., Dallas Civic Center, 945 SE Jefferson St., Dallas. Annual membership meeting. Lunch is free with RSVP by Friday (March 13) at 3 p.m. 503-623-2564.

• Central Lions Club — Noon, Independence Elks Lodge 1950 Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-2150.

• 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.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17

• 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.

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18

• 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.

• 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.

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