Monmouth library to host Dr. Fuller
The Monmouth Public Library, 168 Ecols St. S., Monmouth, will host a presentation by Western Oregon University President Dr. Rex Fuller July 13 from noon to 1 p.m. Boxed lunches from Crush Wine Bar cost $11 and must be ordered by Tuesday at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch includes a wrap, chips, dessert and bottled water.
Dr. Fuller will speak about the economy and the community, including business growth and the overall economic outlook for Polk County, Monmouth and Independence.
To register: www.micc-or.org.
WOU hosts series Summer heatwave
Western Oregon University will host the Summer Heatwave Concert Series each Wednesday through the end of July.
The concerts are free and begin at noon in the Werner University Center Plaza.
Wednesday (today) features the Ben Rice Blue Band and cobbler for dessert.
July 13 features JT Tourist. Morgan Alexander plays on July 20 and Charlie Horse will perform on July 27 in the final concert of the series.
For more information: www.wou.edu.
Cell phones for Soldiers starting
The Steele Insurance Agency, 3400 State St., Salem, will hold the Cell Phones for Soldiers Drive throughout the month of July.
The agency will collect used cellphones with the goal of providing free talk time to our soldiers.
In 2015, the drive collected 164 cellphones resulting in more than 140 hours of calling time for soldiers all over the world.
For more information: www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
Tuesdays on the Square fun, games
The city of Dallas will host Tuesdays on the Square on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Old school games, good food, bouncy houses and local hobbies will be featured on Southeast Court Street and the Polk County Courthouse lawn.
The event is free and open to the public.
Interested vendors may contact the city manager’s office at 503-831-3502.
‘The Aliens’ play opens Friday
Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. NW, Salem, will show the play, “The Aliens” by Annie Baker and directed by Jeff Brownson Friday through July 30.
The comedy/drama focus on three young men who hang out in a coffee shop in modern-day Vermont.
Tickets cost $20 for weekday performances and $21 for weekend shows.
For a full list of show times and to purchase tickets: https://tickets.pentacletheatre.org/TheatreManager/1/login?event=0.
River Gallery displays art show
The River Gallery, 184 S. Main St., Independence, will feature gallery partner Gerard Brehm as its window artist during July.
Brehm’s masks will be on display through Aug. 8.
For more information: 503-838-6171.
Art in the Park returns Tuesday
Art in the Park, held at Riverview Park in Independence, returns on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
There is no cost to attend.
For more information: Marilyn Morton, mari email@example.com.
Redgate hosts concert series
Redgate Vineyard, 8175 Buena Vista Road., Independence, will host a summer concert series every Friday staring this week and running through Sept. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Dave Upton will perform Friday.
The Reckless Rockhounds (July 15), Ted Vaughn Blues Band (July 22, Aug. 26), The Ivie, Mezierie, Foss Trio (July 29, Aug. 12, Sept. 2), Diamondback (Aug. 5, Sept. 3) and Wild Hog in the Woods (Aug. 19) will also perform.
The event costs $5 to attend.
For more information: 503-428-7115.
Flaming offers quit smoking classes
The WVP Flaming Medical Center, 1000 SE Uglow Ave., Dallas, will host Quit Smoking For Good Tuesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
The weekly meeting will be held each Tuesday through July 26. There is no cost to attend.
A small group setting will help people overcome tobacco addiction.
Topics include medicines that can help you stop smoking, preparing for quit day, lifestyle changes that make quitting easier, managing stress, avoiding weight gain and developing a new self-image.
For more information: 503-587-5129.
YMCA’s CLUB registration open
Registration is open for the YMCA’s Summer CLUB (Create, Learn, Understand, Be Active).
The camp has new themes week, with four themes each to choose from.
Cost is $140 per week or members and $210 for nonmembers.
Registration deadline is due one week prior to the start. Remaining camps run July 11-15 and 18-22 and Aug. 1-5, 8-12, 15-19 and 22-26.
For more information: Elizabeth Wavra, 503-399-2753.