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2/13 Community Calendar

February 12, 2013

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13

* 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.

* American Red Cross Blood Drive -- 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Werner University Center, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. 503-779-1266.

* Polk County Republican Women -- 11:30 a.m., Oak Knoll Golf Course, 6335 Highway 22, Independence. No-host lunch available. 503-623-5759.

* Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce Lunch Forum -- Noon, Indepizza, 301 S. Main St., Independence. Guest speaker: Polk County Commissioner Jennifer Wheeler. Lunch available for purchase. 503-838-4268.

* Monmouth Vendor/Craft 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.

* Free Blood Pressure Check Clinic -- 2 to 3 p.m., West Valley Hospital (surgery admitting area), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. 503-623-7323.

* Monmouth Senior Center Music Jam -- 6:30 p.m., Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth. Open to the public; musicians of all types welcome. 503-838-5678.

* Dallas American Legion Post No. 20 -- 7 p.m., Academy Building, Room 108, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-2591.

* "Once Upon a Mattress" -- 7 p.m., Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St., Independence. Winter drama production. Admission: adults, $8.50; students, $5.50. 503-838-0480.

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

THURSDAY, FEB. 14

* 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.

* "Once Upon a Mattress" -- 7 p.m., Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St., Independence. Winter drama production. Admission: adults, $8.50; students, $5.50. 503-838-0480.

FRIDAY, FEB. 15

* 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). 503-623-0809.

* "Once Upon a Mattress" -- 7 p.m., Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St., Independence. Winter drama production. Admission: adults, $8.50; students, $5.50. 503-838-0480.

* Air Supply in Concert -- 8 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino Event Center, 27100 SW Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Australian soft rock band performs. Tickets: $20-$40; 16 and over only. 1-800-760-7977.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16

* Salem Repeater Association Ham Radio Fair -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Polk County Fairgrounds and Events Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Ham radio fair and computer and electronics swap meet. Admission: $8; children 12-and-under, free. 503-931-8751.

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

* Guthrie Park Gospel Music Jam -- 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Free (donations accepted). 503-623-0809.

* "Once Upon a Mattress" -- 7 p.m., Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St., Independence. Winter drama production. Admission: adults, $8.50; students, $5.50. 503-838-0480.

SUNDAY, FEB. 17

* Dallas Wingdingers R.C. Flying Club -- 1 p.m., Whitworth Elementary School gym, 1151 SE Miller Ave., Dallas. Monthly indoor fun fly. 503-623-7288.

MONDAY, FEB. 18

* Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon -- 11:30 a.m., Dallas Civic Center, 945 SE Jefferson St., Dallas. Cost: $12. 503-623-2564.

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

TUESDAY, FEB. 19

* Cancer Support Group -- 4 to 5 p.m., West Valley Hospital conference room, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Free; for people living with cancer and those who support them. 503-623-7323.

* 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.

* Dallas Wingdinger R.C. Flying Club -- 7 p.m., Whitworth Elementary School library, 1151 SE Miller Ave., Dallas. 503-623-7288.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20

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

* Falls City Seventh-day Adventist Church Community Services Center -- 1 to 4 p.m., 305 N. Main St., Falls City. Food box distribution. Held on third Wednesday of every month. 503-787-3833.

* 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.

* Diabetes Day-2-Day Diabetes Support Group -- 3 to 4 p.m., West Valley Hospital conference room, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Free. Topic: "Balancing Highs and Lows of Blood Sugar." 503-623-7323.

* West Coast Tour -- 7:30 p.m., Smith Music Hall, Room 121, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Featuring pianist Angelica Sanchez, saxophonist Phillip Greenlief and percussionist Sam Ospovat. Admission: general, $8; students and seniors, $5; WOU students, free. 503-838-8275.

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