Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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Western Oregon University's Multicultural Student Union will host the 20th-annual WOU Pow Wow, "Inspiring Culture Through Tradition," Saturday from noon to midnight. Dancers and drummers will be part of the traditional Native American gathering, which celebrates Native culture. The event will take place in the New PE Building, located on the southwestern edge of WOU's campus across from McArthur Field. Traditional Indian tacos will be served at 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information: 503-838-8403 or email to email@example.com.
April 23, 2013
Annual quilt show
planned this week
The Mid-Valley Quilt Guild will host its 2013 show, "Fire and Ice: Pieceable Passions," this week at the Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center in Rickreall.
This year's show runs Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person for non-guild members.
The show is scheduled to feature more than 200 quilt entries, featured quilters, a vendor mall, silent auction, member's boutique and antique quilt turning. A raffle for a quilt, "Fire and Ice," made by the Dallas Piece Makers, will also take place. Raffle tickets are $1 each.
For more information: 503-632-7089; www.midvalleyquiltguild.com.
event for youth set
The Gate Youth Center is collaborating with HandsOn Willamette Valley, Central High School's after-school program and Polk County Drug and Alcohol in hosting a "Youth Serve Afternoon" for Monmouth and Independence youths on Thursday.
The event starts at 3:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence.
Students will give back to the community as part of International Youth Serve Week by making place mats for Meals on Wheels, making cards and writing letters to veterans and those currently serving our country, and making pet toys for local animal clinics and shelters.
For more information: Joyce Wahl, 503-838-5653; email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sculptor's art work
will be on display
Sculptor Dale Crawford will be showing his work beginning Thursday through May 2 at Rocksalt Imports and Angeney Kime Art Gallery, 769 N. Main, Suite A, in Independence.
An opening reception will be held with the artist on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Crawford has been carving since he was 8 years old but only became a full-time artist after serving four years in the military, earning a degree from OSU, getting married and starting a family of five.
He was commissioned by an Oregon resort to build a large-scale outdoor chess set. The Oregonian reported it to be the largest outdoor chess set in North America.
His current one-of-a-kind handmade creations, although on a smaller scale, are no less inspired. His exquisitely detailed eagle sculptures are carved out of stone, wood, antlers and bone.
gardening talk set
Neil Bell will give a talk on "Drought Tolerant Gardening" during a meeting of the Falls City Garden Club on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mountain Gospel Fellowship Church, 257 N. Main St., Falls City.
Bell is a community horticulturist for OSU Extension Service in Polk and Marion counties. He works with home gardeners and oversees the Master Gardener program in both counties. Bell has co-authored OSU publications on water-efficient landscape plants, soil amendment and mulching for home gardeners.
The club will also discuss its upcoming spring plant sale and assisting Wagner Community Library with a project for its summer reading program. Refreshments will be served.
For more information: Gladys Norman, 503-787-6105; Glenda Sylsberry, 503-787-1704.
Driver safety class
slated for Saturday
A one-day AARP Defensive Driver Safety Class will be offered Saturday at the Monmouth Senior Center.
The class meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 180 S. Warren St.
Preregistration is required. Cost is $14 per person. A $2 discount will be given to those who present a current AARP membership card.
To register or for more information: 503-838-5678.
will host seminar
Independence Riverview Market is hosting a workshop on using native plants in your landscaping on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Riverview Park in Independence.
Participants will learn the advantages and disadvantages of native plants and how to use the right native plants for your various landscape spots based on sun, shade and soil type.
Oak Point Nursery owner and native plant expert Tim Mickelson will present the workshop, which is free and open to the public.
For more information: Sue Barker, market manager, 503-837-0045; email to email@example.com; online at www.IndependenceRiverviewMarket.com; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IndependenceRiverviewMarket.
run, walk event set
Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Children and Family Services, Youth Prevention and Recreation is hosting its third annual Healthy Families 3K/5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on Saturday.
The event takes place rain or shine and everyone is welcome.
Registration runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the CTGR Tribal Gymnasium, 9615 Grand Ronde Road.
The kids fun run, for ages 10 and under, is slated for 11 a.m. Medals will be awarded to all participants. The 3K and 5K runs and walks are scheduled at 11:15 a.m.
For more information and complete event details: Amanda Mercier, 503-879-2039.
Polk Relay For Life
T-shirts are on sale
Tuesday is the deadline to order this year's Dallas Fire Department Relay For Life T-shirt, part of the fundraising efforts by the Dallas Fire & EMS Relay For Life team.
This year's T-shirt will be tie-dyed. Cost is $20 each and all proceeds will benefit Relay For Life of Polk County.
Since the Dallas Fire Department began participating in Relay For Life, it has raised more than $10,000 through fundraising efforts.
To place an order or for more information: 503-999-5145.
Fundraiser will help
strike out cancer
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Polk County First Community Credit Union team will host its annual Bedtime Bowl on May 3.
The Friday night event is at Starlite Lanes in Dallas from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Preregistration is required and is first come, first served. Cost is $15 and includes two games, two slices of pizza, beverage and a frozen treat. There will also be a silent auction, prizes and a drawing.
All funds raised will benefit the Relay For Life of Polk County, May 18-19 at the Dallas High School track.
To register or for more information: First Community Credit Union, 503-831-3331, ext. 1100; 372 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas.