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4/3 Community Notebook

*Opening reception for art exhibit set*Artist spotlighted at Thursday event*50s rockabilly band to perform concert*'Chick Days' returns to Old Mill Feed*Saturday breakfast slated in Monmouth*Fundraiser on tap for 'Save the Falls'*Downtown group plans benefit event*Healthy back class scheduled in Dallas

April 02, 2013

Opening reception

for art exhibit set

An opening reception for "Things Passed Down," an exhibit of installations by SungEun Park and Terrence Heldreth, takes place Wednesday (today) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Dan and Gail Cannon Gallery of Art.

The gallery is located inside Campbell Hall on the Western Oregon University campus, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth.

The exhibit will be open to the public through April 26 during regular gallery hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information: 503-838-8607; email to

Artist spotlighted

at Thursday event

A reception for artist Rachel Wolfson will take place Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Werner University Center Art Gallery at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

The gallery is currently displaying the paintings of Wolfson as part of an exhibit titled "Egypt in Passing."

The exhibit is available for viewing through April 14 during normal gallery hours: Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information: 503-838-8607; email to

50s rockabilly band

to perform concert

A free concert featuring the 1950s rockabilly band Billy and the Rockets will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Monmouth Senior Center.

The performance, hosted by the Monmouth Arts and Culture Commission, is open to the public. The group performs a variety of music in addition to rockabilly, including do-wop, Mississippi Delta blues and gospel.

The senior center is located at 180 Warren St. S. in Monmouth.

For more information: Scott McClure, 503-751-0146; Monmouth Senior Center, 503-838-5678.

Saturday breakfast

slated in Monmouth

Monmouth Senior Center will host its monthly all-you-can-eat community breakfast fundraiser on Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Cost is a suggested donation of $6 per person, $3 for children under 12. The meal includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, and orange juice, coffee and tea.

Proceeds benefit the Monmouth Senior Center building expansion fund. The center is located at 180 S. Warren St.

For more information: 503-838-5678.

'Chick Days' returns

to Old Mill Feed

Want to know how to raise your own chickens or other cute and cuddly farm animals?

Then Old Mill Feed & Garden's "Chick Days" event Saturday is the right place to be. The event, famous for featuring thousands of baby chicks for sale, will offer information on raising chickens, rabbits, goats and fish. Entertainment, refreshments and in-store specials on feed will also be available.

The event kicks off Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m. at Old Mill, 1313 Main St. in Dallas.

For more information: 503-831-1222; online at; or

Fundraiser on tap

for 'Save the Falls'

The Falls City Alliance is holding its third annual Casino Day and Auction fundraiser Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Boondocks, 318 N. Main St. in Falls City.

The group is preluding the Casino Day event with a Texas Hold 'em poker tournament, which starts Friday at 7 p.m. at Boondocks. The entry fee for the tournament is $25 and the grand prize is a beach house weekend package.

There will also be raffles on both days and nights.

Proceeds benefit efforts to secure public access to the falls on the Little Luckiamute River.

For more information: 503-991-2380;

Downtown group

plans benefit event

The Independence Downtown Association will host its annual Flower Basket Fundraiser dinner on Monday at Andy's Cafe at Ragin River Steak Co., 154 Main St.

Seatings are scheduled at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Attendees have a choice of prime rib or shrimp curry.

Cost is $20 per person. Proceeds allow IDA to hang flower baskets in downtown during the spring and summer months.

Tickets are available at Andy's Cafe at Ragin River Steak Co., 154 Main St., or through Christal Sperling at Curves Fitness, 155 C St., both in downtown Independence.

For more information: 503-837-0394 or 503-838-7109.

Healthy back class

scheduled in Dallas

Registration is under way for a "healthy back class" scheduled April 11 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the conference room at West Valley Hospital in Dallas.

Good posture, body mechanics and exercise are essential to maintaining a healthy back. This class will offer tips on how to keep your back strong and decrease the risk of injury.

The class is offered by the Salem Spine Center. It is taught by an experienced physical therapist. An Achilles heel bone density screening is included for each participant at no extra charge.

Class cost is $5 per person. West Valley Hospital is located at 525 SE Washington St., Dallas.

To register or for more information: 503-814-2432.

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