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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

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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

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

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

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Catalog has gardeners covered

The catalog also features approximately 700 additional publications on topics such as food preservation and safety, heating your home, aging, health, emergency preparedness and living sustainably.

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Legendary jazz organist to perform in Monmouth

The master of the Hammond B-3 organ is coming to Monmouth.

COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Night of comedy on tap at Pressed*Salem author will speak in Dallas*'Coffee hour' event set in Monmouth*Monthly breakfast fundraiser on tap*KVCS site of Easter egg hunt Saturday*Easter Service will be church's 156th*13-week workshop on grief scheduled

Farmers markets opening Saturday

The opening of two farmers markets in Independence on Saturday makes it official.

PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

Luckiamute Valley Charter School’s Pedee Campus announced its second term honor roll recently.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

It’s pretty quiet on the campus of Western Oregon University this week, with students enjoying a week of spring break.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Easter candy sale underway*Extension offering classes for youths*Doll show, sale set for Saturday*Medical missionary will speak in Dallas*Casino set to host wine and spirits fair*Parenting class offered at KVCS*Book sale benefit planned Monday

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Soup, pie sale set Thursday at center*Dallas seniors will serve up soup, pie*Museum planning family day event*Local youth state finalist in pageant

YOUR GARDEN: Kym Pokorny

Here’s the scoop on fertilizers

Spring is the time for thinking about fertilizers. Organic options are a great way to go.

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Elks to celebrate milestone event

The lodge will open its doors and invite members of the community to learn more about what the Elks organization does. People can stay and enjoy a dinner at the Elks, too.

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