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    8A Polk County Itemizer-Observer • April 1, 2015
Polk County Living
Night of comedy
on tap at Pressed
Pressed Coffee & Wine Bar,
788 Main St., Dallas, is hosting
a night of comedy Wednesday
(today) at 7:30 p.m.
The evening will feature
Art Klug, who has appeared
at The Improv in Los Ange-
les, The Riviera in Las Vegas
and has performed national-
ly on Showtime’s Comedy
Club Network. He brings a
unique observational take to
the stage. Also scheduled to
appear is Portland comedian
Alex Falcone.
Tickets are $15 in advance
and $20 at the door.
For reservations or more
information: 503-751-1666.
Salem author will
speak in Dallas
S a l e m a u t h o r He i d i
Schulz will give a talk Thurs-
day at 4 p.m. at Dallas Public
Library, 950 Main St.
Schulz is the author of
“Hook’s Revenge,” published
by Disney-Hyperion, and
has a sequel coming out in
The library will have
copies of “Hook’s Revenge”
available for purchase and
Schulz will be signing books
at the end of her talk. She
also has a blog that can be
followed at http://blog.hei-
For more information:
‘Coffee hour’ event
set in Monmouth
Monmouth resident Mei
Xing is hosting an “interna-
tional coffee hour” Friday at
3:30 p.m. at Monmouth Pub-
lic Library, 168 S. Ecols St.
Do you want to meet peo-
ple with different cultural
backgrounds? Do you want
to meet people from other
countries? Do you want to
meet new friends in the
community? If so, this is the
event for you.
The Monmouth Interna-
tional Coffee Hour is in-
spired by various similar
events held at other univer-
sities in Oregon. Xing, the
event organizer, is from Tai-
wan and just moved to Mon-
mouth a few months ago.
She has always enjoyed
meeting new people, espe-
cially people from different
countries and cultures.
For more information:
Monthly breakfast
fundraiser on tap
Monmouth Senior Center
will host its monthly all-you-
can-eat community break-
fast fundraiser on Saturday
from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Cost is a suggested dona-
tion of $6 per person, $3 for
children under 12. The meal
includes scrambled eggs,
link sausage, pancakes, bis-
cuits and gravy, and orange
juice and coffee.
Proceeds benefit the
Monmouth Senior Center
building expansion fund.
The center is located at 180
S. Warren St.
For more information:
SUSAN STOCKER/ for the Itemizer-Observer
Dr. Lonnie Smith has been featured on more than 70 albums during his more
than five decades in the music business. He will perform Friday night at WOU.
Legendary jazz organist
to perform in Monmouth
Itemizer-Observer staff report
master of the Hammond
B-3 organ is coming to
Dr. Lonnie Smith will let
his fingers and feet do the
talking when he and the
Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio per-
form Friday night at Rice
Auditorium as part of the
Western Oregon Universi-
ty Smith Fine Arts Series.
Smith, 72, is an unparal-
leled musician, composer,
performer and recording
artist. Considered an au-
thentic master and guru of
the Hammond B-3 organ
for more than five decades,
Smith has been featured
on more than 70 albums
and has recorded and per-
formed with a virtual
“who’s who” of the greatest
jazz, blues and R&B giants
in the music industry.
KVCS site of Easter
egg hunt Saturday
Kings Valley Char ter
School is the site for a com-
munity Easter egg hunt
scheduled Saturday.
The event begins at 10
a.m. at the school, 38840
Kings Valley Highway, be-
tween Dallas and Philomath,
and is for youths ranging in
age from toddlers through
For more information:
Easter service will
be church’s 156th
The historic Spring Valley
Church will host its 156th
annual Easter Sunrise serv-
ice on Sunday at 6:30 a.m.
The service will be led by
K.P. and the Kings from Falls
City. Light refreshments will
be served after the service.
The church is located on
Brush College Road, near the
junction with Zena Road in
If You Go …
Who: Dr. Lonnie
Smith Trio.
What: Part of the
2014-15 Western Ore-
gon University Smith
Fine Arts Series.
When: Friday, 7:30
Where: Rice Auditori-
um, Western Oregon
University, 345 N. Mon-
mouth Ave., Monmouth.
Admission: Adults,
$25 in advance, $28 at
the door; students, $11.
For more informa-
tion: Call 503-838-8333;
w w w. w o u . e d u / s f a ;
send an email to fin-
Consequently, he has
often been hailed as a
“legend” and a “living mu-
the West Salem hills of
northeast Polk County.
For more information:
503-364-8567 or 503-362-
13-week workshop
on grief scheduled
GriefShare, a 13-week
grief seminar and support
group, will be offered at two
Polk County locations begin-
ning next week.
The first group meets
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. begin-
ning April 7 at Mountain
Gospel Fellowship, 257 N.
Main St., Falls City. The sec-
ond group meets Sundays at
2 p.m. beginning April 12 at
Weekday Bible Building,
1156 SE Holman Ave., Dallas.
Cost is $30, which in-
cludes registration and
workbook; scholarships are
available. Participants can
join at anytime during the 13
For more information:
sical icon,” and as the
most creative jazz organist
by a number of music
Smith was named the
“Organ Keyboardist of the
Year” in 2003, 2004, 2005,
2008 and 2009 by the Jazz
Journalist Association.
In 2012, Smith launched
his own record label, Pil-
grimage Productions. His
most recent CD is 2013’s
“In The Beginning, Vol-
umes 1 & 2.”
During Friday’s per-
formance, Smith will be
joined onstage by guitarist
Jonathan Kreisberg and
drummer Colin Stranahan.
Friday’s concert is the
second to last in the 2014-
15 Smith Fine Arts Series.
Jose James and the Ameri-
can Metropole Orchestra
wrap up the season with a
performance April 11.
Blueberries topic
of April 8 meeting
Bernadine Strik, an Oregon
State University professor
and a world renowned berry
expert, will speak on “Blue-
berries for the Home Garden
— a Recipe for Success” at
the Polk County Master Gar-
deners meeting on April 8.
The gathering, which is
free and open to the public,
takes place at 7 p.m. at Trini-
ty Lutheran Church, 320 SE
Fir Villa Road, Dallas.
Strik is responsible for Ex-
tension educational programs
for the commercial berry crop
industries, research and
teaching. She also has an in-
terest and involvement in the
home horticulture program.
She has developed 10 publi-
cations for home gardeners
and is involved in the Master
Gardener training program.
For more information:
503-623-8395; online at
950 Main St.
• Thursday, April 2, 11:15 a.m. — Story-
• Thursday, April 2, noon — Book Discus-
sion Group
• Thursday, April 2, 4 p.m. — Author
Heidi Schulz talk
• Tuesday, April 7, 11:15 a.m. — Story-
• Tuesday, April 7, 3:30 p.m. — Storytime
175 Monmouth St.
• Wednesday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. — Fam-
ily Storytime
• Wednesday, April 1, 1 p.m. — Scrabble
With Betty
• Thursday, April 2, 4:30 p.m. — Chess
Club for Kids (grades 1 and above)
• S a t u r d a y, A p r i l 4 , 9 a . m . —
Ancestry.com workshop
• Tuesday, April 7, 4 p.m. — LEGO Robot-
ics presentation
• Wednesday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. — Fam-
ily Storytime
Furniture Upholstery
All types: for homes, offices, equip-
ment. Also, repairs, RV cushions,
slipcovers, High Quality since 1966
Winters Sewing
503-838-4999 or 503-375-9266
440 E. St • Independence, OR 97351
Serving Polk County 16yrs
168 S. Ecols St.
• Wednesday, April 1, 2 p.m. — Builders
Club (children’s program)
• Thursday, April 2, 10 a.m. — Little
Builders Club (babies to preschoolers)
• Tuesday, April 7, 10:15 a.m. — Family
111 N. Main St., Falls City
503-787-3521, ext. 319
• Contact library for upcoming special
events and programs
The family of Ronald Blessing
wishes to thank the Dallas Community,
Dallas Retirement Center, Falls City
and Dallas Fire Departments and countless
others for their love and support these
past years during Ron’s illness.
To submit your items to the Community Calendar, email
the Itemizer-Observer newsroom at ionews@polkio.com,
send via fax to 503-623-2395, or deliver them in person to
147 SE Court St., Dallas. All events should be submitted two
weeks in advance of the date of the event.
• American Red Cross Blood Drive — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dallas
High School, 1250 SE Holman Ave., Dallas. Donation appoint-
ments recommended. 1-800-733-2767.
• Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank — 10 a.m. to noon,
Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For
eligible community members. 541-404-6517.
• Scrabble With Betty — 1 p.m., Independence Public Li-
brary, 175 Monmouth St., Independence. Scrabble games first
Wednesday of every month. Free; refreshments and prizes avail-
able. 503-551-7687 or 503-838-1811.
• Willamette Valley Food Assistance Program Food Bank
— 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., 888 Monmouth Cutoff Road, Building E,
Dallas. Weekly distribution for eligible residents. 503-831-5634.
• Yarning for Others — 3 to 5 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal
Church, 1486 SW Levens St., Dallas. Knitters and crocheters
gather to make clothing and accessories for those in need on
the first Wednesday of every month. 503-689-7222.
• Comedy at Pressed — 7:30 p.m., Pressed Coffee & Wine
Bar, 788 Main St., Dallas. Featuring national touring comedian
Art Krug and Portland’s Alex Falcone. Tickets: $15 in advance,
$20 at the door. 503-751-1666.
• Dallas Lions Club — 11:30 a.m., Hong Kong Restaurant,
325 Main St., Dallas. Everyone welcome. 503-931-9860.
• Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club — Noon, First
Baptist Church, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence. Weekly
program and luncheon; visitors welcome. 503-838-4884.
• “Mom and Me” Breastfeeding Support Group — 1 to
2:30 p.m., West Valley Hospital (Quiet Room, entrance through
Emergency Department on Clay Street), 525 SE Washington St.,
Dallas. Free. 503-623-7323.
• James2 Community Kitchen Meal — 4:30 to 6 p.m., Dallas
United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas. Free;
everyone welcome. 503-623-8429.
• American Red Cross Blood Drive — 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.,
Morrison Campus Alternative School, 1251 Main St., Dallas. Do-
nation appointments recommended. 1-800-733-2767.
• Altered Attitudes Alcoholics Anonymous — Noon, Dallas
United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas. 503-
• American Red Cross Blood Drive — 12:30 to 6 p.m., Faith
Evangelical Free Church, 2290 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas. Dona-
tion appointments recommended. 1-800-733-2767.
• Guthrie Park Acoustic Music Jam Session — 7 to 10 p.m.,
Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway,
Dallas. Free (donations accepted). 503-623-0809.
• Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio — Smith Fine Arts Series — 7:30
p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Mon-
mouth Ave., Monmouth. Legendary musician and master of the
Hammond B-3 organ performs. Tickets: Adults, $25 in advance,
$28 at the door; students, $11. 503-838-8333.
• Gladys Knight in Concert — 8 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino
Event Center, 27100 Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand
Ronde. Grammy-winning soul singer performs. Tickets: $30 and
up; 21-and-over. 1-800-760-7977.
• Polk Community Free Clinic — 7 to 11 a.m., Trinity Luther-
an Church, 320 SE Fir Villa Road, Dallas. Free medical and men-
tal health care for uninsured and underinsured. Held on the first
and fourth Saturday of the month. 503-990-8772.
• Monmouth Senior Center All-You-Can-Eat Community
Breakfast — 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Monmouth Senior Center, 180
S. Warren St., Monmouth. Cost: $6, adults; $3, children under 12.
• The Original Independence Farmers Market — 9 a.m. to
2 p.m., Umpqua Bank parking lot, 302 S. Main St., Independ-
ence. First market session for the 2015 season. 503-881-9950.
• Polk Flea Market — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Polk County Fair-
grounds, 520 S. Pacific Highway (99W), Rickreall. Admission: $1;
children 12 and under, free. Early admission from 6 to 9 a.m. is
$5. 503-428-8224.
• From the Heart Community Sing — 1:30 to 3 p.m., St.
Thomas Episcopal Church, 1486 SW Levens St., Dallas. Free
singing lessons; all ages are welcome. 503-559-5205.
• Central Lions Club — Noon, Independence Elks Lodge 1950
Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-2150.
• Western Oregon University Emeritus Society — 1 p.m.,
Monmouth Public Library, 168 S. Ecols St., Monmouth. Speaker:
WOU humanities professor Henry Hughes. Topic: “Visit from the
Bard.” Public welcome; refreshments served. 503-838-1630.
• Willamette Valley New Horizons Orchestra — 6:30 to 8:30
p.m., Central High School (music room), 1530 Monmouth St., In-
dependence. Local orchestra for beginning through intermedi-
ate musicians. Meets every Monday. Players of all levels wel-
come. $25 monthly fee to cover expenses. 503-838-4884.
• Dallas High School Booster Club — 7 p.m., Dallas High School
library, 1250 SE Holman Ave., Dallas. dhsboosters2010@gmail.com.
• James2 Community Kitchen Meal — 4:30 to 6 p.m., St.
Philip Catholic Church, 825 SW Mill St., Dallas. Free; everyone
welcome. 503-623-8429.
• Polk County Public Safety Levy Community Gathering
— 7 p.m., Salem Electric Building, 633 Seventh St. NW, West
Salem. Details about the county public safety levy will be pre-
sented. 503-507-1091.
• American Red Cross Blood Drive — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth.
Donation appointments recommended. 1-800-733-2767.
• Polk County Republican Women — 11:30 a.m., Oak Knoll
Golf Course, 6335 Highway 22, Independence. No-host lunch
available; everyone welcome. 503-623-5759.
• Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce Lunch
Forum — Noon, Henry Hill Resource Center, 750 S. Fifth St., In-
dependence. Topic: Central School District partnerships. Lunch
available for $10. 503-838-4268.
• Free Blood Pressure Check Clinic — 2 to 3 p.m., West Val-
ley Hospital (surgery admitting area), 525 SE Washington St.,
Dallas. 503-623-7323.
• Monmouth Senior Center Music Jam — 6:30 p.m., Mon-
mouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St., Monmouth. Open to
the public; musicians of all types welcome. 503-838-5678.
• Dallas American Legion Post No. 20 — 7 p.m., Academy
Building, Room 108, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-831-3971.