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4/24 Community Calendar

April 23, 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, APRIL 24

* 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 and 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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

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

* American Red Cross Blood Drive -- 2 to 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Monmouth Stake, 1830 Brush College Road NW, West Salem. 1-800-733-2767.

* 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.

* Dallas Area Seniors Music Jam -- 6:30 p.m., Dallas Senior Center, 955 SE Jefferson St., Dallas. Musicians, singers and spectators of all ages welcome. Free; donations accepted; bring a snack to share. 503-623-5055.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

* 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, APRIL 27

* Independence Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sterling Bank parking lot, 302 S. Main St., Independence. 503-881-9950.

* Independence Riverview Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Main Street, Independence. 503-837-0045.

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

MONDAY, APRIL 29

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

* 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, MAY 1

* 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 and 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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