Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Early morning light beams through a tree and across the clock tower of the Polk County Courthourse in Dallas on Friday. A dense fog and frigid temperatures that morning made for a slick commute around the county; morning fog is expected to remain in the forecast through this week, though daytime highs should warm up.
January 15, 2013
Western alumni art
reception is slated
Western Oregon University's Hamersly Library will host its annual art exhibit recognizing the high-caliber artwork of Western's alumni, including Dallas resident Sharon Thompson.
The exhibit, titled "Alumni Art: Remembering Western," is on display through March 17 with a reception on Wednesday (today) from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring light refreshments.
Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to midnight.
For more information: 503-838-8419
WOU's archives exhibit, "When We Were Young: Childhood Around the Valley" will also be featured at the Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill in Salem, Jan. 18 to March 16. For more information: 503-585-7012.
DIY workshop on
making cheese set
Interested in learning to make your own cheese? Community members can join Kate and Brian Hermiston of Full Circle Creamery at a do-it-yourself workshop Saturday at 4 p.m. at Rogue Farms Micro Hopyard.
Ingredients, equipment and processes needed to make cheese at home will be covered at the event.
The class is free of charge with food and Rogue Ales and spirits available for purchase in the Chatoe Tasting Room.
The farm is located at 3590 Wigrich Road, south of Independence.
For more information: Natascha Cronin, 503-838-9813; email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Polk nonprofit will
benefit from event
A Salem art gallery will be hosting an art show and auction to benefit Polk Adolescent Day Treatment Center (PADTC), a Dallas nonprofit, Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m.
PADTC provides intensive treatment for emotionally troubled adolescents.
Gallery Six Urban Marketplace, 1695 Fairgrounds Road NE, Salem, is hosting the event that will feature art demonstrations, live music, local wines and food. Admission is free. Jackey Raye Jones of Falls City will be among artists featured from the region.
For more information: 503-967-6593, or visit www.gallerysixurbanmarketplace.com or on Facebook.
WOU seeking your
photos of campus
Western Oregon University is inviting the community to participate in Campus Photography Week, where photographers can submit images of all aspects of campus (places, activities, people) taken during the week of Jan. 21-27.
Entries must be submitted digitally via email to email@example.com by Jan. 31.
The exhibit will be on display at Hamersly Library April 1 through June 14. A reception honoring participants is scheduled April 10.
You can complete the invitation form at: http://www.wou.edu/library/exhibits/Week-WOUForm.pdf.
For more information: Jerrie Lee Parpart, 503-838-8419; email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospice is offering
grief support group
Willamette Valley Hospice is accepting registration for its next session of grief support groups for adults and children ages 5 and older who have experienced the death of a loved one.
The group will meet on Tuesdays for seven weeks, starting Jan. 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Willamette Valley Hospice offices in West Salem, 1015 3rd St. NW.
Professional counselors will facilitate the meetings. The public is welcome and there is no charge, but preregistration is required.
Drop-in grief groups are also available for those unable to attend a series.
For more information or to register: Willamette Valley Hospice Bereavement Services, 503-588-3600; www.wvh.org.
Feb. 5 play, auction
to help local VORP
Tickets are now on sale for the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program/Community Mediation Service's 27th annual Pentacle Theatre benefit play fundraiser, scheduled Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
This year's play is "Incorruptible," a comedy set in Priseaux, France, during the Dark Ages.
In conjunction with the play, the nonprofit organization is holding a silent auction. The auction, which begins at 6:30 p.m., features a variety of items including metal art, gift certificates, wine, concert tickets, a custom made fishing rod and more. You do not have to attend the play to bid on auction items.
Tickets for the play are $20 each. Tickets are available through Ken Braun (503-623-3111; email to email@example.com) or Jennifer Wheeler (email to firstname.lastname@example.org).