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    8A Polk County Itemizer-Observer • April 8, 2015
Polk County Living
Master Gardeners
to talk blueberries
‘Hooked’ on Pirates
Bernadine Strik, an Ore-
gon State University profes-
sor and a world renowned
berry expert, will speak on
“Blueberries for the Home
Garden — a Recipe for Suc-
cess” at the Polk County
Master Gardeners meeting
on Wednesday (today).
The gathering, which is
free and open to the public,
takes place at 7 p.m. at Trin-
ity Lutheran Church, 320 SE
Fir Villa Road, Dallas.
For more information:
503-623-8395; online at
Old-fashion square
dance set Saturday
Guthrie Park Community
Center will host its next Sec-
ond Saturday Old Time
Square Dance on April 11
from 7 to 10 p.m.
All ages are welcome for
an evening of dancing to the
music of Cash & Company.
Caller is Truman Price.
Dances include old-time
squares, big circles, longway
sets and waltzes. No experi-
ence is necessary; all dances
are taught.
Admission is $5 per per-
son. Children 12 and under
are free. A family rate of $15
for four or more people
from the same immediate
family is available.
The center is located at
4320 Kings Valley Highway,
south of Dallas.
For more information:
Sally, 503-623-0809; email to
JOLENE GUZMAN/Itemizer-Observer
Heidi Schulz, author of “Hook’s Revenge” and sequel “Hook’s Revenge: The Pirate Code,”
signs a copy of her book for Kyra Weeks, 7, and Cierra Weeks, 4, on Thursday (April 2)
at the Dallas Public Library. The Salem author visited the library to talk about her books
and read from “The Pirate Code,” which will be released in the fall.
ward One Oregon: Bridging
Oregon’s Urban and Rural
Communities,” a free dis-
cussion with Ethan Seltzer,
professor of urban studies at
Portland State University,
and Bruce Weber a professor
of agricultural and resource
economics at Oregon State
The talk is Saturday at
4:30 p.m. at Buell Grange,
located at 5970 Mill Creek
Road, off Highway 22.
After the conversation,
dinner of chili and salad will
be available for $6. RSVP to
reserve a spot Christine
Chute at 503-851-0322 or
Teen art contest at
‘Mind the Gap’
reception Thursday Dallas Library
The Ash Creek Arts Center
will host an artist reception
Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at
its gallery at MaMere’s Bed
and Breakfast, 212 Knox St.
N., in Monmouth.
The reception is for artist
Eric Loftin and his exhibi-
tion, “Mind the Gap: Land-
scape Works by Eric Loftin.”
The gallery is open by ap-
pointment outside of the re-
ception hours. For an ap-
pointment: Robert, 509-607-
Caricatures topic
of Saturday class
The Ash Creek Arts Center
will host Second Saturday
Family Arts Class on Satur-
day from 2 to 4 p.m. at its In-
dependence location, 311 S.
Monmouth St. The topic is
This series of classes is for
children and parents. Chil-
dren should be old enough
to manage scissors, glue,
tape and other art supplies.
Registration is not re-
For more information:
Urban and rural
tensions topic of
talk on Saturday
What are the ties that
bind – or could bind – urban
and rural communities in
That is the focus of “To-
The Dallas Public Library
is hosting a teen “fan art”
contest. Local teenagers
may submit original artwork
to be displayed at the Dallas
Public Library on its art wall.
Each contestant may sub-
mit up to three entries. The
work should represent the
artist’s interpretation of a
work of fiction, and derived
from a character or other as-
pect of that work. Art will be
accepted until April 24 for
judging on May 11.
Entry forms and more in-
formation are available at
the library.
For more information:
Children’s portrait
contest benefits
cancer research
Miriam Haugen of Hau-
gen’s Galleri in Monmouth
will participate in a Super-
heroes Children’s Portrait
Contest throughout the
month of April.
The contest is open to all
children newborn through
age 12, and can include sib-
ling groups. To participate,
schedule a portrait session
with Haugen and donate a
$49 entry fee to Doernbech-
er Children’s Hospital.
Winners will be chosen in
three categories: people’s
choice, best storytelling and
best expression.
For more information:
Libraries accept
food for fines
The Monmouth and Inde-
pendence public libraries
will celebrate National Li-
brary week Monday through
April 18 with a Food for
Fines drive.
During the week, bring in
any of the following items to
the library: 15 ounces or
larger of canned fruit, veg-
etables, chili, soup (canned
or dry), bottled or canned
fruit juices; boxed hot or
cold cereal, pasta products,
peanut butter, canned
meats, cooking oil; or 5-
pound bags of sugar, flour or
For every item donated,
the library will reduce out-
standing fines by $1. All
items must be commercially
processed and in good con-
For more information: In-
dependence Public Library,
503-838-1811, or Mon-
mouth Public Library, 503-
LWC ivy pull slated
for this Saturday
The Luckiamute Water-
shed Council will host a vol-
unteer ivy pull from 9 a.m.
to noon on Saturday at In-
dependence Riverview Park.
Come to the Riverview
Park boat launch and join in
an invigorating day of
pulling ivy. Learn how to
eradicate this persistent
weed and help rid the water-
shed of invasive plants.
Gloves, tools, water and
snacks will be provided.
For more information:
Suzanne Teller, 503-837-0237
or email outreach@luckia-
Bunco will raise
money for baskets
A bunco fundraiser will
be held at 6 p.m. on Satur-
day at Family Treasures
Marketplace, 240 Mon-
mouth St., Independence.
The event, sponsored by
Independence Downtown
Association, will raise
money to buy hanging
flower baskets to decorate
the downtown area. Admis-
sion is $15. Appetizers and
wine will be served.
For more information:
find the Independence
Downtown Association on
Living with
diabetes class
A six-week program on
practical skills for living with
diabetes, “Living Well Dia-
betes Management,” will be
offered at the Dallas Senior
Center starting Thursday.
The class will be held
from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
each Thursday through May
14 at the center, 955 SE Jef-
ferson St.
Participants will learn
self-management skills in-
cluding working with their
health care team, managing
symptoms and medication,
problem solving, setting
weekly goals and learning
how to be active and eat
well. Class materials, includ-
ing a course book and CD,
are provided at no charge.
To enroll or for more in-
formation: WVP Health Au-
thority, 503-587-5129.
Library features
variety of art by
Charlotte Lamb
The work of local artist,
and longtime Dallas resident,
Charlotte Lamb will be on
display at the Dallas Public
Library, 950 Main St., through
April. She will display a selec-
tion of works including wa-
tercolor paintings, The Art of
Tangling, and pen and ink
Lamb has been drawing
and painting since she was a
young child.
At age 87, she continues
to explore new art styles and
concepts, but continues to
focus on her favorite which
is realist watercolors.
She has held member-
ships in the Dallas Arts As-
sociation and the Watercolor
Society of Oregon.
Lamb has had her art-
work displayed at the Polk
County Fair and featured in
local facilities.
For more information:
Dallas Public Library, 503-
950 Main St.
• Thursday, April 9, 11:15 a.m. — Story-
• Saturday, April 11, noon — LEGO Your
• Tuesday, April 14, 11:15 a.m. — Story-
• Tuesday, April 14, 3:30 p.m. — Storytime
• Wednesday, April 15, 4:30 p.m. — Teen
Book Club
175 Monmouth St.
All ads
are in
full color!
• Wednesday, April 8, 10:30 a.m. — Family
• Thursday, April 9, 4:30 p.m. — Chess
Club for Kids (grades 1 and above)
• Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Ki-
wanis Reads for Kids
• Tuesday, April 14, 4 p.m. — Time Travelers
• Wednesday, April 15, 10:30 a.m. — Fami-
ly Storytime
168 S. Ecols St.
• Thursday, April 9, 10 a.m. — Little
Builders Club (babies to preschoolers)
• Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m. — Once Upon a
Thursday Book Club (meets on second
Thursday of the month)
• Tuesday, April 14, 10:15 a.m. — Family
• Thursday, April 16, 10 a.m. — Little
Builders Club (babies to preschoolers)
111 N. Main St., Falls City
503-787-3521, ext. 319
• Contact library for upcoming special
events and programs
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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.
• Helping Hands Emergency Food Bank — 10 a.m. to noon,
Monmouth Christian Church, 959 Church St. W., Monmouth. For
eligible community members; available every Wednesday. 541-
• 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., Independence. Topic: Central School District partnerships.
Lunch available for $10. 503-838-4268.
• 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 community members.
• 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.
• Polk County Master Gardeners — 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran
Church, 320 SE Fir Villa Road, Dallas. Bernadine Strik will speak
on “Blueberries for the Home Garden — a Recipe for Success.”
Free. 503-623-8395.
• 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.
• Polk County Public Safety Levy Community Gathering
— 7 p.m., Grand Ronde Community Hall, 9615 Grand Ronde
Road, Grand Ronde. Details about the county public safety levy
will be presented. 503-507-1091.
• Ash Creek Arts Center – 5 to 7 p.m., MaMere’s Bed and
Breakfast, 212 Knox St. N., Monmouth. Artist reception for Eric
Loftin. Free. 509-607-2855.
• Living Well Diabetes Management — 10 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., Dallas Senior Center, 955 SE Jefferson St., Dallas. First of a
six-week program about learning to live well with diabetes.
Free. 503-587-5129.
• Altered Attitudes Alcoholics Anonymous — Noon, Dallas
United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas. 503-
• Spirit Mountain Home & Outdoor Living Show — Noon
to 7 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino, 27100 SW Salmon River High-
way (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Free admission. 503-879-2350.
• 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.
• Arc of Polk County Dance and Karaoke Night — 6:30 to
8:30 p.m., Academy Building, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. For
adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Admis-
sion: $3 (staffers and providers admitted free). Snacks available
for purchase. 503-949-5552.
• The Original Independence Farmers Market — 9 a.m. to
2 p.m., Umpqua Bank parking lot, 302 S. Main St., Independ-
ence. 503-881-9950.
• Independence Riverview Market — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Riverview Park and Amphitheater, 50 C St., Independence. 503-
• Bunco — 6 p.m., Family Treasures Marketplace, 240 Mon-
mouth St., Independence. $15. A fundraiser for Independence
Downtown Association.
• Spirit Mountain Home & Outdoor Living Show — 10
a.m. to 7 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino, 27100 SW Salmon River
Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Free admission. 503-879-
• Guthrie Park Country Dance — 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park
Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Admis-
sion: $5 per person; $15 immediate family rate; children 12 and
younger free. 503-623-0809.
• Jose James and the American Metropole Orchestra —
Smith Fine Arts Series — 7:30 p.m., Rice Auditorium, Western
Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Singer-
songwriter performs. Tickets: Adults, $25 in advance, $28 at the
door; students, $11. 503-838-8333.
• Second Saturday Art Class —2 to 4 p.m., Old Independ-
ence Library, 311 S. Monmouth St., Independence. Free art
class for children and parents. www.ashcreekarts.org.
• Luckiamute Watershed Council — 9 a.m. to noon,
Riverview Park Boat Launch. Volunteer to pull ivy and learn
how to eradicate this evasive, persistent weed. 503-837-0237.
• Spirit Mountain Home & Outdoor Living Show — 10
a.m. to 5 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino, 27100 SW Salmon River
Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Free admission. 503-879-
• Central Lions Club — Noon, Independence Elks Lodge
1950 Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-
• Willamette Valley New Horizons Orchestra — 6:30 to
8:30 p.m., Central High School (music room), 1530 Monmouth
St., Independence. Local orchestra for beginning through in-
termediate musicians. Meets every Monday. Players of all lev-
els welcome. $25 monthly fee to cover expenses. 503-838-
• Caregivers Support Group — 2 to 3:30 p.m., West Valley
Hospital (Quiet Room, entrance through Emergency Depart-
ment on Clay Street), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Meets on
the second Tuesday of the month. Free. 503-831-5593.
• 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.