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CHS freshman Sophie Bliss takes first in the 100-meter hurdles on April 17.

Be ‘bike friendly’

Ride Oregon will hold a bike friendly business workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday at Werner University Center, Ochoco Room, Western Oregon University.

The workshop will give business people the opportunity to learn about Travel Oregon’s Bike Friendly Business Program, eligibility requirements, ask questions and sign up.

Bring a device — cellphone, laptop, tablet — to sign up for the program at the workshop. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

For more information or to RSVP: email

Jam with friends at Dallas Senior Center

Bring your instruments and join in the fun at the monthly Dallas Senior Center music jam from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.

April showers bring May flowers.

For more information: 503-623-4169.

Stream Lab fun all week

The Independence Public Library will have multiple events at the Stream Lab, Henry Hill Educational Support Center, 750 S. Fifth St., Independence, Room 8.

Thursday nights are Library Night at the Stream Lab from 6 to 9. Adults are invited to use the equipment at the Makerspace. Free public access is made possible by a Library Services and Technology grant.

On Saturday at 1 p.m., learn how to use the laser cutter at the Stream Lab, featuring full-spectrum laser engraving.

Tuesday at 7 p.m., Dia activites with a Stream focus.

On Friday at 7 p.m., activities return to the library for a Family Arbor Day celebration, with things to do for all ages. Plant a tree and learn about basic tree care.

Dallas library to host Oregon author Shewey

On Thursday at 7 p.m., the Dallas Public Library will host author and photographer John Shewey.

His presentation will combine elements of two of his books, “Oregon Beaches: A travelers Companion,” and “Birds of the Pacific Northwest.”

John Shewey is an Oregon-based veteran steelhead fly angler, journalist, photographer, author, and noted fly tying expert, whose elegant steelhead flies have earned national prominence.

The editor-in-chief of the Northwest Fly Fishing magazine group, Shewey has penned hundreds of articles and published countless photographs, and to date has authored more than a dozen books. An itinerant Oregonian, Shewey has spent time exploring every corner of the state. He appears frequently as a speaker at club meetings, conclaves, and sports shows around the country.

This free event is made possible in part by funding from the Polk County Cultural Coalition and the Friends of the Dallas Library.

For more information: 503-623-2633.

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