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8/28 Community Calendar

August 27, 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, AUG. 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 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.

* Monmouth Music in the Park Series -- 6:30 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. The Boomers (classic rock). 2013 series season finale. Free. 503-838-0722.

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

THURSDAY, AUG. 29

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

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

* "Mom and Me" Breastfeeding Support Group -- 1 to 3 p.m., West Valley Hospital (Quiet Room, entrance through Emergency Department on Clay Street), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Free. 503-623-7323.

* 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 Sounds of Summer Concert Series -- 6:30 p.m., Rotary Performing Arts Stage, Main and Academy streets, Dallas. Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts (old-time rock `n' roll). 2013 series season finale. Free. 503-831-3571.

* River's Edge Summer Movie Series -- 8:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Independence. "Iron Man 2." 2013 series season finale. Free. 503-508-6696.

FRIDAY, AUG. 30

* 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.

* River's Edge Summer Concert Series -- 7:30 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Independence. Fiesta Mexicana. 2013 series season finale. Free. 503-508-6696.

SATURDAY, AUG. 31

* 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.

* Monmouth Business Association Community Yard Sale -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Street Park, Monmouth. 503-330-6598.

* Falls City Bad to the Bone Festival -- 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Main Street, Falls City. 503-991-2380.

* Independence Mexican Fiesta -- 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Independence. 503-838-3518.

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

* Ramming Steer Gospel Music Roundup -- 5 p.m., TJ Buhler Farm, 4870 Van Well Road, Dallas. Performers include Glory Road Travelers, Shari Dawn, Lee Larson and SONrise. 503-623-4039 or 503-931-8951.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 1

* 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.

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

* Ramming Steer Gospel Music Roundup -- 4 p.m., TJ Buhler Farm, 4870 Van Well Road, Dallas. Performers include Glory Road Travelers, Shari Dawn, Lee Larson, SONrise and 4 By Grace Quartet. 503-623-4039 or 503-931-8951.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 3

* 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, SEPT. 4

* 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.

* Yarning for Others -- 3 to 5 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1486 SW Levens St., Dallas. Knitters and crocheters make clothing items for others in the community. 503-689-7222.

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