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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Memory screening clinic set Thursday*Dallas Lions Club benefit scheduled*MBA fundraiser set at Burgerville*Storybook pumpkin entries due soon*MICC Spooktacular Bingo is Saturday*Aquatic center has youth event slated*Chocolate fair set at Spirit Mountain*River Gallery plans 16th birthday event*New area orchestra seeking members*Fundraiser for local family set Tuesday*Hospital volunteers planning book fair

I-O seeking your holiday bazaar events for guide

The Itemizer-Observer will publish on Oct. 29 a master guide of holiday fair events taking place in Polk County.

YOUR GARDEN: Tiffany Woods

Hebes provide fall, winter color

Several small-leaved Hebe cultivars that are hardy west of the Cascades have beautiful and unusual foliage. Some are commonly sold in the Pacific Northwest.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Multicultural fair slated Wednesday*Monmouth seniors plan soup, pie sale*Library schedules events for adults*Driver safety class slated for Saturday*Craft supplies sale set at senior center*Taco feed, auction benefit scheduled*Fiddlers to perform at Falls City event*Pioneer cemeteries topic of gathering*Rogue is throwing a 'pumpkin party'*Gospel bluegrass group to perform

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Ready the garden for the winter

Mulching: It’s like tucking your garden into bed for cold months

It’s time to put that garden to bed for the winter so it will be prime to plant again come spring.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Politics is subject of Western exhibit*New exhibit opens at Ash Creek gallery*'Apple Festival' on tap at Brunk House*Bambinos benefit slated for Friday*Grange schedules Sunday breakfast*State poet laureate to appear at WOU*Multicultural fair coming to library

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Local oil paintings displayed at Dallas library*Monthly breakfast fundraiser on tap*Weekend craft sale will help nonprofits*Guthrie Community center set to host dance*National gospel event to be shown*Gospel quartet set to perform in Dallas*'Harvest Festival' taking sign-ups*Local benefit for African school set*Bazaar tables are available at center

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*Perrydale corn feed set for Thursday*Friends of library to host annual sale*Help fight Malaria, eat more pancakes*Craft bazaar to benefit hospital*Try your hand at Scrabble at library*Art exhibit features mixed media*WOU volunteer, internship fairs

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Reception for artist set to take place*Fundraiser for park, trail project on tap*'Art, aperitif' event slated for Thursday*4-H shooting sport meeting scheduled*Doll show, sale set for Saturday*Grange is hosting fall market event*Child safety seat clinic scheduled*Talk will highlight Gerlinger-Towmotor*Wood drift boats sought for festival*Fundraisers on tap for young Dallas girl

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*New support group set to meet Friday*Cool cars, tattoos will be on display*Aviation event for youths is Saturday*Work party planned at Gentle House*Caterpillar workers slated for reunion*Benefit for cystic fibrosis patient set*Country dances to resume Saturday*Grange schedules Sunday breakfast*Wine, music picnic slated for Sunday*Bible study event will begin Monday*Fundraiser for Park, trail project on tap*Library postpones storytime sessions

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WE SERVE

Members keep Lions strong

Central Lions is 59 members strong, one of the largest in the region, spanning from Woodburn to Elkton, Lincoln City to Gardner-Reedsport and up to Blue River — about 20,000 square miles. The area includes 41 Lions clubs.

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Event celebrates house milestone

The event also showcases local history, both upstairs in the permanent museum, and downstairs throughout the house and yard, including old farm equipment the family used, she said.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Support group sets gathering Thursday*Open house slated Friday at M-I YMCA*Monthly breakfast fundraiser on tap*St. Thomas to host Sunday jazz event*Eyesight screenings for children offered*Meals for seniors available in area

Community Fiesta scheduled Sunday

“We just have the fiesta for the community, bridging the communities here, bridging the cultures, the people,”Elena Pena said. “That’s the best way to connect with people is food and music.”

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*Wine country bike, dine event slated*Three-day gospel music event on tap*Annual Monmouth yard sale Saturday*Library is featuring work of local artist

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