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Perrydale fans cheer on the Pirates’ football team during the 1A semifinals game against Dufur on Saturday. Perrydale lost a thriller to the Rangers 42-38. Dufur scored with 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter to earn the win. Perrydale finished with a 10-1 record.

Photo by Lukas Eggen
Perrydale fans cheer on the Pirates’ football team during the 1A semifinals game against Dufur on Saturday. Perrydale lost a thriller to the Rangers 42-38. Dufur scored with 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter to earn the win. Perrydale finished with a 10-1 record.



Left Coast to host open house Friday

Left Coast Cellars will host an open house on Friday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Saturday and Sunday (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Wood-fired pizzas and charcuterie will be available.

The Holiday Open House begins with Noir Friday, featuring 10 percent off selected wines, plus additional deals from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Admission is $10, which includes a logo glass, and $1 from each admission will be donated to the Marion-Polk County Food Share.

For more information: 503-831-4916.

Christmas Pageant tickets available

Tickets are available for the 75th presentation of the Rickreall Christmas Pageant, set to take the stage Dec. 3-5 at 8 p.m. each evening at the Rickreall Event Hall, 300 Main St. (Highway 99W), Rickreall. The annual tradition tells the story of the nativity.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. To order tickets and find directions or more information, visit www.RickreallChristmasPageant.com.

Library ‘Friends’ to host book sale

The Friends of the Monmouth Public Library will host a special sale of nearly new and gently read books from Tuesday through Dec. 22 in the library.

Books will be available to buy during regular library hours, and will be located on the Friends book sale shelves.

Payment may be made at the circulation desk.

The selection includes Christmas books, some children’s books, and a selection of recently published books for adults.

Proceeds will help the Friends support library programs all year long.

For more information: Margaret, 503-838-3995.

4-H offering crafts from the kitchen

Polk County 4-H STEP (Short Term Educational Programming) classes for youth is offering a “crafts from the kitchen” class on Dec. 5. Registration is due Dec. 3.

The class will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Polk’s Extension office, 289 E. Ellendale Ave, suite 301, Dallas, and will teach participants to make jam, ice cream toppings and other gift ideas.

The class is for students in grades four through 12 grades and you don’t have be a 4-H member participate. Admission is $10 for 4-H members and $12 for non-members.

For more information or to register: 503-623-8395.

Parade of Lights seeking entries

Entries are being accepted for the Independence Downtown Association’s Parade of Lights scheduled for Dec. 5 at 5 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Hometown Holiday” Parade applications are available at the Independence Public Library, online at www.independencedowntown.org, or on Facebook at IDA Parade of Lights. Award categories include “Best Commercial Entry,” “IDA President’s Choice,” “Best Use of Lights and Best Group/Organization Entry.”

For more information: Robin at 503-838-1811 or email to robinp@ccrls.org.

Holiday treats at senior center

A Western Oregon University student will offer a Christmas craft and treat class at Monmouth Senior Center at 3 p.m. on Dec. 2.

The class offers a time for people to gather and make fudge, toffee, eat snack mix, and share favorite Christmas stories or ornaments.

Cost is $2. Participants will be able to take home their goodies.

The center is at 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth.

For more information: 503-838-5678.



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