Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Dallas wrestling fan Colby Bodenhamer helps his mother Alicia frame a photo of his brother Triston Ringhouse during Saturday's Mid-Willamette Conference wrestling championships at Corvallis High School. Ringhouse placed second at 195 pounds as Dallas took the team title with 494 points. For more coverage click on Sports on the Itemizer-Observer home page.
February 19, 2013
WOU's Abby's House
hosting play benefit
Abby's House Center for Women at Western Oregon University will host a performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" Thursday through Saturday on campus.
The play premiered in New York City in 1996 and has been staged internationally since. It focuses on sex, love, birth, violence and other aspects of the feminine experience.
The show runs each night from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Pacific Room of the Werner University Center. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for the general public.
All proceeds will benefit Abby's House. The organization provides educational programming and referral services for women and families.
For more information: www.wou.edu/abbyshouse or 503-799-0145.
Dallas author will
appear at library
Local author Sue Hunter Rohde will make an appearance Saturday at the Dallas Public Library as part of a program hosted by Friends of the Dallas Library.
Dallas, the county seat of Polk County, is rich both in its history and its heritage, with many of the old buildings and early homes still in use. Numerous descendants of original 1843 and 1844 pioneer families continue to call modern Dallas home.
Rohde will discuss the history of Dallas beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the library, 950 Main St.
For more information: Dallas Public Library, 503-623-2633.
Gallery set to host
Wild Women, Recite! will host its 12th annual reading of poetry and fiction Saturday at River Gallery, 184 S. Main St., Independence.
The event, hosted by River Gallery and Airlie Press, begins at 7:30 p.m. It will feature award-winning poet Stephanie Lenox and fiction writer Maren Anderson. Readings will be followed by a book signing and an open-mic session.
Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
For more information: 503-838-6171; email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sock hop planned
at senior center
A 1950's "sock hop" dance and luncheon is being held at the Monmouth Senior Center Feb. 27 at 11:45 a.m.
Featured at the event is Elvis impersonator Mark Stevens of Washington.
The event is free of charge and will include a lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks.
For more information: Monmouth Senior Center, 503-838-5678.