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11/28 Community Calendar

November 27, 2012

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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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28

* Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank -- 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541-404-6517.

* Monmouth Farmers/Vendors Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.

* Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank -- 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E, Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members. 503-831-5634.

* Trauma Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593.

* Western Oregon Symphony -- 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Band music from around the world -- some old favorites and some newcomers. Admission: $8, general; $5, students and seniors; WOU students free with ID. 503-838-8275.

THURSDAY, NOV. 29

* Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club -- Noon, First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence. Guest speaker: TBA. Lunch cost: $8; guests welcome. 503-838-4884.

* James2 Community Kitchen Meal -- 4:30 to 6 p.m., Dallas United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas. Free; everyone welcome. 503-623-8429.

FRIDAY, NOV. 30

* American Red Cross Blood Drive -- 1 to 6 p.m., Faith Evangelical Free Church, 2290 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas. 503-623-5608.

* Ballroom Dance Lessons -- 6 to 8:30 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3154 Eola Drive NW, West Salem. Free; RSVP requested. 503-798-0927.

* Guthrie Park Acoustic Music Jam Session -- 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Free (donations accepted). 503-623-0874.

SATURDAY, DEC. 1

* Monmouth Senior Center All-You-Can-Eat Community Breakfast -- 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth. Cost: $6, adults; $3, children under 12. 503-838-5678.

* Independence Riverview Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., old City Hall building, 240 Monmouth St., Independence. 503-689-2784.

* Polk Community Free Clinic -- 9 a.m. to noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 320 SE Fir Villa Road, Dallas. Free medical and mental health care for uninsured and underinsured. Held on the first and fourth Saturday of the month. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. 503-990-8772.

* Monmouth Farmers/Vendors Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2

* Polk Flea Market -- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Admission: $1; children 12 and under, free. Early admission from 6 to 9 a.m. is $5. 503-428-8224.

MONDAY, DEC. 3

* Central Lions Club -- Noon, Independence Elks Lodge 1950 Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-2150.

* Emeritus Society -- 1:30 p.m., Monmouth Public Library, 168 S. Ecols St., Monmouth. Richard Jackson will discuss "Old Time Radio." Refreshments; public is welcome. 503-838-1630.

* Dallas High School Booster Club -- 7 p.m., Dallas High School library, 1250 SE Holman Ave., Dallas. dhsboosters2010@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, DEC. 4

* James2 Community Kitchen Meal -- 4:30 to 6 p.m., St. Philip Catholic Church, 825 SW Mill St., Dallas. Free; everyone welcome. 503-623-8429.

* Suicide Attempt Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5

* Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank -- 10 a.m. to noon, Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541-404-6517.

* Monmouth Farmers/Vendors Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.

* Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank -- 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E, Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible community members. 503-831-5634.

* Trauma Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593.

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