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3/20 Community Calendar

March 19, 2013

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, MARCH 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. Topics: "Know Your Numbers: Glucose, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Etc." and "Learn About Social Networking and Diabetes." 503-623-7323.

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

* Dallas Lions Club -- 11:30 a.m., Hong Kong Restaurant, 325 Main St., Dallas. Everyone welcome. 503-931-9860.

* 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.

* American Legion Women's Auxiliary -- 6:30 p.m., Academy Building, Room 108, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 209-985-4341.

* Radio Operators Association of Dallas (ROADS) -- 7 p.m., Polk County Courthouse (Jefferson Street entrance), 850 Main St., Dallas. Organization for amateur radio operators; public welcome. 503-881-5836.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

* American Red Cross Blood Drive -- 1 to 6 p.m., Partnerships in Community Living Inc., 480 E. Main St., Monmouth. 503-838-2403, ext. 310.

* 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.

* Arc of Polk County Dance and Karaoke -- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Academy Building, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. For persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Admission: $3 (staff and parents are free). 503-269-7303.

* 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.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

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

* Spirit Mountain Casino Wine & Spirits Fair -- Noon to 8 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino Events Center, 27100 SW Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Northwest wineries, brewers and distillers, as well as artist displays. Free admission. 1-800-760-7977.

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

* Spirit Mountain Casino Wine & Spirits Fair -- Noon to 5 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino Events Center, 27100 SW Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Northwest wineries, brewers and distillers, as well as artist displays. Free admission. 1-800-760-7977.

MONDAY, MARCH 25

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 26

* 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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

* 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.

* 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 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593.

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