Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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October 16, 2012
Ash Creek seeking
clothing for swap
The Ash Creek Elementary School Parents Club is seeking gently-used clothing to give away during a clothing swap for community members on Nov. 3.
Jackets, pants, scarves, shoes and other clothing and accessories in children's sizes -- or adults' -- are needed. During the swap, all items will be put on display in Ash Creek's cafeteria. Attendees can come and select a limited number of items for free.
The swap will run from noon to 3 p.m. Those interested in donating clothes are asked to drop them off at Ash Creek's front office.
For more information: 503-606-9016.
Soup and pie sale
slated for Thursday
Monmouth Senior Center is hosting its annual Fall Soup and Pie Sale on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A bowl of soup and a slice of pie costs $5. A limited number of homemade whole pies will be available for $8 each.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of Monmouth Senior Center general fund.
The Monmouth Senior Center is located at 180 S. Warren St.
For more information: 503-838-5678.
Film will address
Invisible Children, a nonprofit organization attempting to raise awareness of atrocities committed by guerilla groups in Central Africa, will host a showing of its new film at Western Oregon University on Thursday.
"Move" will be shown in the Instructional Technology Building, Room 211, off Monmouth Avenue at 7 p.m. The event, sponsored by Western's Voiceless Children Project, is free and open to the public.
The piece is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of "KONY 2012," the viral Internet video about Joseph Kony, an infamous warlord and the leader of the "Lord's Resistance Army."
A guest speaker from Uganda will be on hand to answer questions about growing up in the war-torn nation.
For more information: 760-877-2549.
Public is welcome
to play bing Friday
Dallas Area Seniors holds bingo sessions on the first and third Fridays of every month at the Dallas Senior Center, 955 SE Jefferson St.
The next session is scheduled Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m., with play beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Bingo cards are $1 each or six for $5. Cash prizes are awarded for winning. You must be 18 years of age or older to play.
Hot dogs, chili dogs, and pie are also available for purchase.
For more information: Dallas Senior Center, 503-623-8554.
A waffle breakfast fundraiser has been scheduled Saturday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 320 SE Fir Villa Road, Dallas.
The meal will include waffles, eggs, sausage and juice or coffee. Cost is a suggest donation of $5 per person. A raffle will also be held.
Proceeds benefit two local Boy Scouts who are raising money to attend the 2013 Scout National Jamboree in July in West Virginia.
For more information: Calista Utter, 503-881-6256.
on tap for Saturday
A vendor fair and scrapbooking event benefiting a prom for mentally and physically handicapped youths in Polk County takes place Saturday.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at LaCreole Middle School, 701 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas.
Cost is $20 for vendors and all-day scrapbookers; pizza and drinks are included in the cost. Shoppers are admitted free. A raffle will also take place.
Vendors scheduled to attend include Stampin Up, Avon, Mary Kay, Scentsy, Close to My Heart, Pampered Chef, Thirty One, Paparazzi Jewelry and Velata.
For more information: Jana Fogg, 503-930-1047
Elks are hosting
DOA pro wrestling
Portland-based DOA (Don't Own Anyone) Pro Wrestling will hit downtown Independence on Saturday night for a special exhibition called "Halloween Horrors."
The event is hosted by the Independence Elks Lodge and will take place in the organization's headquarters at 289 S. Main St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and bell time is at 7 p.m.
This is an all-ages event. Tickets are sold at the door and are $10 for general admission, $12 for ringside seats and $8 for students and military personnel. Kids under 6 are free.
For more information, visit DOA's website at www.doaprowrestling.com or call the Elks Lodge at 503-838-1950.
event set Monday
A special event to raise awareness of the need for early detection of breast, ovarian and other cancers that afflict women is scheduled Monday at the Pink House Cafe, 242 D St., Independence.
The "Pink Tea and Silent Auction" will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and seating is limited to 50.
Money raised from the auction will be donated to research programs of the American Cancer Society.
Food and dessert donations to the event are encouraged. Volunteers are also needed to help serve and refill plates.
Those interested in helping out at or attending the auction can call Jolene Hall at 503-838-2851 or send an email to email@example.com.
Airlie Hills open
for daily fall fun
Airlie Hills farm's annual Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch is open through Halloween.
The farm is located at 10720 Airlie Road, Monmouth, and features hay rides, a newly designed hay maze, farm animals, pedal carts and a 5-acre owl-themed corn maze. Sausage dogs, kettle corn, and other food or beverages are available for purchase.
There is no admission fee, though there is a cost to participate in some activities and attractions that run from $2 to $3.
The festival and pumpkin patch is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information: 503-851-6904 or www.airliehills.com.