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5/8 Community Calendar

May 07, 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, MAY 8

* 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.

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

* 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.

* 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.

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

* American Red Cross Blood Drive -- 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pacific Room, Werner University Center, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. 503-838-8772.

THURSDAY, MAY 9

* Polk County Bounty Market -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Academy Building parking lot, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-2564.

* American Red Cross Blood Drive -- 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific Room, Werner University Center, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. 503-838-8772.

* Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club -- Noon, First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence. 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.

* Chuvarada Jazz Trio -- 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Ragin' River Steakhouse Piano Bar, 154 S. Main St., Independence. Featuring Cassio Vianna on piano, Donna Henderson on vocals and Rich Sutliff on guitar. No cover. 503-837-0394.

* Western Oregon University Spring Dance Concert 2013 -- 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students, $7. 503-838-8462.

FRIDAY, MAY 10

* Polk County Master Gardener Plant Sale -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Free admission and parking. 503-623-8395.

* 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.

* Western Oregon University Spring Dance Concert 2013 -- 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students, $7. 503-838-8462.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

* 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 County Master Gardener Plant Sale -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Free admission and parking. 503-623-8395.

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

* Sons of Norway -- 6:30 p.m., Salem Masonic Temple, 1625 Brush College Road NW, West Salem. Celebration of Syttende Mai, Norway's version of Fourth of July, includes a Scandinavian dance band, folk dancers, a potluck and more. Admission: $5 plus food to share; tickets required. 503-362-1591.

* Guthrie Park Country Square Dance -- 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Admission: $5 per person; $15 immediate family rate; children 12 and under free. 503-623-0809.

* Western Oregon University Spring Dance Concert 2013 -- 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Admission: General, $12; seniors, $10; students, $7. 503-838-8462.

SUNDAY, MAY 12

* Rickreall Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rickreall Grange Hall parking lot, 280 Main St. (Highway 99W), Rickreall. 503-881-9950.

MONDAY, MAY 13

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

TUESDAY, MAY 14

* Family Caregiver Support Group -- 2 to 3:30 p.m., West Valley Hospital, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Meets on the second Tuesday of the month. 503-831-5593.

* 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 15

* 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.

* 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.

* 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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