Lions Club to provide breakfast

Central’s Lion Club will provide a free New Year’s Day breakfast Sunday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth.

Donations will be accepted.

Arena to host New Year’s Eve bash

Arena Sports Bar, 174 Main St., Independence, will hold a New Year Eve’s Bash Saturday at 8 p.m.

A complimentary champagne toast will be available as they usher in the new year.

For more information: 503-838-0054.

Library to put on puppet show

Monmouth Public Library, 168 Ecols Street S., Monmouth, will host the Gingerbread Man puppet show Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

The mini-musical will feature a modern twist on the folktale.

For more information: 503-838-1932.

Scrabble with Betty at McDonalds

Scrabble with Betty will take place Jan. 4, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Independence Public Library, 175 Monmouth St., Independence.

Scrabble with Betty takes place the first Wednesday of the month.

For more information: 503-838-1811.

Nominations for diamond due Jan. 6

Nominations for the 60th annual Dallas community awards ceremony are being accepted through Jan. 6, 2017.

Nominations may be submitted online at

Flea Market set for New Year’s Sunday

Ring in the new year by finding a treasure at the Polk County Flea Market at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Highway, Rickreall.

The market will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission is $1. Early admission from 6 to 9 a.m. is $5.

For more information: 503-428-8224.

Master Gardeners accepting apps

Polk County Master Gardeners are accepting applications for training through Jan. 6, 2017.

Classes will run Wednesdays from Jan. 11, 2017, through March 22, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost is $100 or $250.

For additonal information please call 503-623-8395.

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