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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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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*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

Online survey targets users of volunteers

The survey is intended for businesses, organizations, nonprofits, associations and individuals who regularly use volunteers.

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COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Thursday concert will benefit YMCA*Neighborhood sets potluck gathering*Friday blood drive set in Monmouth*Benefit for WVH Foundation slated*Pentacle Theatre production to open*Area church center of Saturday activity*Wine country bike, dine event slated

Master Gardeners schedule ‘Fall Fling’

Monday is the deadline to submit your registration for the 12th annual Polk County OSU Master Gardeners Fall Fling, scheduled Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. at Dallas High School.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

To submit your items to the Community Calendar, email the Itemizer-Observer newsroom at ionews@polkio.com, send via fax to 503-623-2395, or deliver them in person to 147 SE Court St., Dallas. All events should be submitted two weeks in advance of the date of the event.

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Local arts group gets major grant

Rainbow Dance Theatre receives $125,000 to use interactive performance technology

Imagine watching a dancer perform with a projection in real time, and then something you texted earlier appears on stage.

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YOUR GARDEN: Tiffany Woods

Six common woes of tomatoes

Are your tomatoes struggling?

COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

*Car show rolling into Independence*Driver safety class slated for Saturday*Church set to host block party event*Cruise-in planned at Dallas drive-in*Gardening seminar sign-ups accepted

Mother Nature may need help to pollinate

Sometimes pollinators are in short supply, and Mother Nature may need help.

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