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Jan. 13 Community Notebook

Dave and Jacque Dodson get ready to head out on the Polk County Saddle-ites New Year’s Ride in Pedee on Saturday. Recent rain and last week’s snow made for muddy trails, but light attendance meant no one slipped too badly. It was perfect weather for a trail ride, cloudy and cool, but not so cold that riders had frozen hands.

Dave and Jacque Dodson get ready to head out on the Polk County Saddle-ites New Year’s Ride in Pedee on Saturday. Recent rain and last week’s snow made for muddy trails, but light attendance meant no one slipped too badly. It was perfect weather for a trail ride, cloudy and cool, but not so cold that riders had frozen hands. Photo by Emily Mentzer.

Dallas Library shows ‘Ant-man’

Dallas Public Library, 950 Main St., Dallas, will host a teen movie event with a showing of superhero film based on Marvel Comics’ “Ant-man.”

The event is open to teens in seventh through 12th grade. The doors open Saturday at 5:20 p.m.

Admission is free and the movie is rated PG-13.

For more information: 503-623-2633.

Cannon Gallery features stories

The Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery of Art will host an exhibition of “Story time: Contemporary Urban Narratives” now through Feb. 5.

Art is by Len Davis and Roll Hardy. The gallery is at Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment.

For more information: boothp@wou.edu.

Hamersly to host public reception

Western Oregon will host a public reception for its winter exhibits at Hamersly Library Wednesday (today) from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Exhibits include “Guilty About Not Being Guilty” from Garima Thakur, which examines the paradoxes of growing up as a daughter in India; paintings by Chi Wang, an associate professor of art at Changzhou University in China; and “American Folklife,” a look at the traditions the community has made and local organizations that add to campus and community folklife.

Light refreshments will be served.

Spanish class for community begins

Dallas High School Spanish teacher Kurt Woolner is offering a free 10-week Spanish course for teachers and community members starting on Thursday.

Aimed at developing fluency, the course uses the Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling method, music and other activities to help people understand and speak Spanish.

Classes are held Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at DHS, 1250 SE Holman Ave., room 125.

No specific level of proficiency is required. Space is limited, so if you are interested, email kurt.woolner@dsd2.org. 

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