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10/23 Community Calendar

October 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, OCT. 23

* 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, OCT. 24

* Polk County Public Health Flu Shot Clinic -- 4 to 6 p.m., Polk County Mental Health, Conference Room B, 1520 Plaza St. NW, Suite, 150, West Salem. Flu immunization cost is $21. 503-623-8176.

* 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.

* "Mom & Me" breast feeding support group -- 1 to 2:30 p.m., West Valley Hospital, 525 SE Washington St. in the room immediately inside emergency room entrance. Free. 503-623-7323.

FRIDAY, OCT. 25

* Arc of Polk County Dance and Karaoke -- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Academy Building gym, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. Annual Halloween dance. For persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Admission: $3 (staff and parents are free). 503-949-5552.

* 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, OCT. 26

* 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.

SUNDAY, OCT. 27

* 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, OCT. 28

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

* American Red Cross Blood Drive -- 12:30 to 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 879 SW Levens St., Dallas. 503-930-7636.

* Dallas Senior Center Karaoke -- 6 to 8 p.m. Thousands of songs to choose from, sing-along or solo, everyone welcome. 955 SE Jefferson (behind the library) 503 623-8554.

TUESDAY, OCT. 29

* 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.

* Independence Elks Lodge No. 1950 -- 7 p.m., 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-838-1950.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30

* 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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