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BIRTHS

*VanWinkle*Cooper

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

It’s that time of year when many stores in MI Town are beginning to feature outdoor plants and flowers and, good bargains can be found everywhere.

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Mason bees: a plant’s friend

The gardening season is young, but mason bees are out for their short but productive foray into the blooms of your backyard.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Annual pow wow at WOU on Saturday*Gentle House to host bridal show*River Gallery to celebrate artists*4-H class to create art from trash*Cancer survivor dinner set May 2*Youth learn to preserve fruits*Dallas Mat Club begins fundraiser*Dinner and auction benefits Polk RFL*Swim celebrates cancer survivors*Explore spring through open house*Tea for two at Trinity Lutheran*Music, food and wine on Friday*Calvary Chapel to present 'the Truth Project' series

BIRTHS

*Green*Patton

PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

The Pedee Youth Group has been going strong again.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

A sure sign of spring in MI Town was the opening of the farmers markets last weekend.

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Tackle job of pruning shrubs

Put clippers to good use pruning shrubs correctly.

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WOU Smith Fine Arts Series

Jose James to perform jazz, hip hop, funk, blues with orchestra

Singer-songwriter Jose James has always been on the quest for new musical horizons, constantly evolving and blurring the lines between genres in the process.

ANNIVERSARIES

*Reindl - 70th

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Old-time fiddling not just for old folks

The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association will hold its annual state convention at the Polk County Fairgrounds & Event Center in Rickreall Thursday through Saturday.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Master Gardeners to talk blueberries*Old-fashion square dance set Saturday*'Mind the Gap' reception Thursday*Caricatures topic of Saturday class*Urban and rural tensions topic of talk on Saturday*Teen art contest at Dallas Library*Children's portrait contest benefits cancer research*Libraries accept food for fines*LWC ivy pull slated for this Saturday*Bunco will raise money for baskets*Living with diabetes class*Library features variety of art by Charlotte Lamb

BIRTHS

*Westendorf*Nunez-Andrade

ENGAGEMENTS

*Lerwick - McCormack*Marquez - Schilling

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

It’s a great day for laughter and just good, plain fun.

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