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10/2 Community Notebook

*Yoga class begins Friday at KVCS*Bowling benefit for Special Olympics set*Monthly breakfast fundraiser on tap*Animals to receive blessing at church*Mission fair set at Faith Lutheran*Writing workshop reunion scheduled*Seminar topic will be Social Security*Pentacle to stage its next production*Exhibit reception slated at Western

Alicia Ducre, left, an employee at Monmouth's Yeasty Beasty, spins the prize wheel as a Western Oregon University student eagerly awaits to see what he won at the pizzeria's booth at WOU's "Welcome to Monmouth and Independence Celebration" on Sept. 25. The event was part of WOU's New Student Week, which ended Saturday.

Photo by Jolene Guzman

Alicia Ducre, left, an employee at Monmouth's Yeasty Beasty, spins the prize wheel as a Western Oregon University student eagerly awaits to see what he won at the pizzeria's booth at WOU's "Welcome to Monmouth and Independence Celebration" on Sept. 25. The event was part of WOU's New Student Week, which ended Saturday.

October 01, 2013

Yoga class begins

Friday at KVCS

Anyone who has an interest in learning and practicing yoga is welcome to a weekly class that begins Friday in the gym at Kings Valley Charter School.

The classes will be held every Friday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 13 at the school, 38840 Kings Valley Highway, between Dallas and Philomath.

Classes will be led by instructor Dawn Anzinger and involve deep stretching, strengthening exercises and meditation.

Cost is by a suggested donation of $5 per class and drop-ins are welcome. Participants should dress appropriately (comfortable, stretchy clothes) and bring a yoga mat if you already have one.

For more information: 541-929-2134.

Bowling benefit for

Special Olympics set

Special Olympics Oregon/Polk County has planned two bowl-a-thon fundraisers at local bowling centers, the first set for Friday.

Pioneer Lanes, 1475 Monmouth St., Independence, will host its event Friday from 8:30 to 11 p.m. during "Cosmic Bowl." Cost is $12.

Starlite Lanes, 394 Main St., Dallas, will welcome bowlers Oct. 18 from 8 to 10 p.m. for "Cosmic Bowl." Cost is $13.

Funds generated from these events will help provide sports opportunities for people with developmental and physical disabilities in our local area. These are family friendly events and open to the public.

For more information: Shirley, 503-428-0384.

Monthly breakfast

fundraiser on tap

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 or 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.

Animals to receive

blessing at church

St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Dallas will commemorate St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, with its annual "blessing of the animals" Saturday.

The ceremony starts at 10 a.m. on the front lawn of the church, 1486 SW Levens St.

All animals are welcome, but for safety purposes they must be caged, crated or leashed and under control of an adult.

Children are welcome to bring their favorite stuffed animal for a blessing.

For more information: Email to;; St. Thomas, Dallas, OR on Facebook.

Mission fair set

at Faith Lutheran

Faith Lutheran Church of Monmouth will host its 30th annual Mission Fair on Sunday at the church, 200 Monmouth-Independence Highway.

A luncheon of soup and pie will be served at noon. In addition, baked goods, crafts and white elephant gifts will be available for purchase.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Ella Curran Food Band of Independence and the Polk County Free Clinic at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas. Fifty-percent of funds raised, including donations, will be matched by Thrivent Financial for Christians, a not-for-profit financial services membership organization.

For more information: 503-838-3459.

Writing workshop

reunion scheduled

A reunion for past participants of the popular "Write it Before You Lose It" life story workshops hosted by Betty Plude has been scheduled for Monday.

The one-time reunion will take place at the Independence Public Library, 175 Monmouth St., from 1 to 3 p.m. All past participants of the writing workshops are welcome to attend.

Refreshments will be served as past attendees reunite in class friendships.

For more information: Betty Plude, 503-838-4039; Independence Public Library, 503-838-1811.

Seminar topic will

be Social Security

A presentation on Social Security benefits has been scheduled Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Dallas Senior Center, 955 SE Jefferson St.

John Stensland of Safe Harbor Financial Planning will cover individual benefits, spousal benefits and Social Security maximization.

Registration is not required and the presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information: John Stensland, 503-269-8660.

Pentacle to stage

its next production

The Pentacle Theater will stage "The Women of Lockerbie" beginning Friday and running through Oct. 26.

The play tells the story of a New Jersey woman searching hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, for the remains of her son killed in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103.

There, she meets the women of Lockerbie, who are also trying to deal with the event that changed their lives forever.

Shows are Wednesdays through Sundays at the theater, 324 52nd Ave. NW, West Salem.

Tickets are $18 for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening performances and $19 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday matinees performances.

Tickets are available at the Pentacle Theatre ticket office located at 145 Liberty St. NE in downtown Salem or at

Exhibit reception

slated at Western

Hamersly Library at Western Oregon University will host a reception for its 2013 fall exhibits Oct. 9 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Among the exhibits is "Shadows," by Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis. Shadows features life-size photograms that evoke the shadows of victims vaporized by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

To create the images, Daedalus and Davis designed and built a custom photo booth where participants were invited to lend their shadows in commemoration.

For more information: Jerrie Lee Parpart, 503-838-8419.

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