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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, MAY 13

• 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, Independence Grill, 154 S. Main St., Independence. Lunch prices start at $7. 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.

• “The Foreigner” — 7 p.m., Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St, Independence. Central High’s spring play. $5 for students; $8 for adults. www.chsperformingarts.com

THURSDAY, MAY 14

• 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.

• “The Foreigner” — 7 p.m., Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St, Independence. Central High’s spring play. $5 for students; $8 for adults. www.chsperformingarts.com

FRIDAY, MAY 15

• 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.

• Dallas Lions Club Garage Sale — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 439 SE Clay St, Dallas. Proceeds go directly toward service projects. 503-302-3848.

• “The Foreigner” — 7 p.m., Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St, Independence. Central High’s spring play. $5 for students; $8 for adults. www.chsperformingarts.com

SATURDAY, MAY 16

• 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.

• Guthrie Park Gospel Music Jam — 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Free (donations accepted). 503-623-0809.

• Dallas Lions Club Garage Sale — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 439 SE Clay St, Dallas. Proceeds go directly toward service projects. 503-302-3848.

• Community Clean-up Day — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Independence Riverview Park, 50 C St., Independence. Monmouth and Independence residents may drop off debris for $10 per load; Polk County residents may participate for $12 per load. Independence residents, 503-838-1214; Monmouth residents, 503-838-2173.

• Monmouth Police Station open house — Noon to 3 p.m., on the corner of Highway 99W and Church Street. Dedication at noon, followed by tours of the building. 503-838-1109.

• “The Foreigner” — 7 p.m., Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St, Independence. Central High’s spring play. $5 for students; $8 for adults. www.chsperformingarts.com

SUNDAY, MAY 17

• 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, MAY 18

• Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon — 11:30 a.m., The Majestic, 962 SE Main St., Dallas. Cost: $12. 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, MAY 19

• 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., Whitworth Elementary School library, 1151 SE Miller Ave., Dallas.. 503-623-7288.

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

• 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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