Dallas art studio opens exhibit Friday

Tom Kunke Art Studio and Gallery in Dallas is opening a new exhibit Friday featuring award-winning artist Nancy Eng.

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Falls City residents work to bring Manos back

Child star Jackey Raye Neyman Jones works to tell the story of her character, Debbie, and family 50 years later

OK B-movie fans, want to find out what happened to Debbie, the little girl from “Manos: The Hands of Fate?”

Central presents ‘Bang, Bang’ encore

Central High School will present an encore performance of the play, “Bang, Bang, You’re Dead,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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Nate Dunaway, a senior theater student at Western Oregon University, is a filmmaker in addition to being an actor and director.


Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to the Itemizer-Observer via fax (503-623-2395) or email (ionews@polkio.com).

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2016 Fair theme deadline looms

Polk County Fair board seeks ideas for this year’s three-day fair in August

Tina Andersen, Polk County Fair manager, is on the committee that selects the Oregon Fair Association’s (OFA) “media awards” for fair advertising campaigns.

WOU to host death cafe

Western Oregon will host a Death Cafe Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gentle House.

Jan. 20 Community Calendar

A list of events from Jan. 20 through 27.

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Jan. 20 Community Notebook

Dallas Library hosts coloring night; Lions help others to be prepared; Pentacle Theatre presents show; Wild Women show opens this Saturday; Monday deadline for rabbit show; Stories of the farm worker Saturday; Vendor spots open for home show; Make a difference this New Year; Cross Creek to host tournament

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Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

Members of Ten Strings And A Goat Skin, a bilingual band hailing from Prince Edward Island, Canada, are having the time of their lives as a traditional/folk/fusion trio.

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Realism brings intimacy

Western Oregon presents ‘Book of Days,’ tale of mystery, murder and cheese

Even small-town America is subject to greed, political and religious corruption.

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Show ‘unearths’ beauty of Falls City

“I missed it!” Sickles said of her short “cameo” on Discovery Channel’s “Unearthed,” which was filmed in and around Falls City.

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An Englishman in the South

Central’s drama department presents comical play “The Foreigner”

When Charlie Baker takes his quest to be left alone to the extreme — by pretending he doesn’t understand or speak English — he is privy to a lot of private conversations.

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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.

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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.