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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, SEPT. 23

• 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.

• 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.

• Brew and BS — 7 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1486 SW Levens St., Dallas. Free. Bring your own brew — beer, coffee, tea, cider, wine. Moderated discussions on topics of religion and science. 503-831-5593.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 24

• 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.

• Polk County Bounty Market — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Academy Building lawn, on the corner of Main and Academy streets, Dallas. 503-623-2564.

• Dementia Support Group — 9:30 a.m., Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth. A group for people coping with a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia. 503-838-5678.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 25

• 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.

• 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.

• Bunco — 5:30 p.m., Redgate Vineyard, 8175 Buena Vista Road, Independence. Benefits Independence Downtown Association. Tickets: $15, available at Ash Creek Animal Clinic, Curves, Umpqua Bank.

• Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears — 6:30 p.m., Dallas Public Library, 950 Main St., Dallas. Sears will read from his poetry and discuss the role of poet laureate. 503-623-2633.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 26

• 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.

• 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.

• Young Eagles Flight Rally — 8:30 a.m. to noon, Independence State Airport, 4905 Airport Road, Independence. Free flights for youths aged 8 to 17. www.eaa292.org.

• Open House at Polk No. 1 — 1 to 4 p.m., Polk County Fire District No. 1 Station 90, 1800 Monmouth St., Independence. Free. District personnel will present a variety of activities. 503-838-1510.

• Hearts and Wines Scholarship fundraiser — Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for appetizers, Eola Hills Wine Cellars, 501 S. Pacific Highway W. (99W), Rickreall. $25. Hosted by Dallas FFA Alumni. 971-241-9157 or 503-838-6003.

• Prayer Around the Cross — 5:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 320 SE Fir Villa Road, Dallas. Prayer, scripture, singing, silence, lighting of candles and quiet reflection. 503-623-2233.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 27

• Last Sunday at River Gallery — 2 to 4 p.m., River Gallery, 184 S. Main St., Independence. Reception to honor corner and window focus artists. Free. 503-838-6171.

• Jubilee Service — 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Calvary Chapel, 628 SE Jefferson St., Dallas. Come enjoy old-time hymns and bluegrass. Hand clapping and loud singing is encouraged. 503-831-1074.

MONDAY, SEPT. 28

• 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 band 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, SEPT. 29

• 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.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30

• 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.

• Yoga in the Hopyard — 6 p.m., Rogue Farms Micro Hopyard, 3590 Wigrich Road, Independence. Offered on the last Wednesday of every month. Free; bring your own yoga mat. 503-838-9813.

• 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.

• Brew and BS — 7 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1486 SW Levens St., Dallas. Free. Bring your own brew — beer, coffee, tea, cider, wine. Moderated discussions on topics of religion and science. 503-831-5593.

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