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Polk County Living
Polk County itemizer-Observer • April 19, 2017 9A
Plant a tree
DDA meeting at
Dallas Downtown Associ-
ation will hold a general
member meeting Wednes-
day (today) at 6 p.m. at
Pressed Coffee & Wine Bar,
788 Main St., Dallas.
Guest speakers will be
Scott and Tammy Noon of
Dallas Vitality Connection.
Dallas library to
feature Jim Rupp
Dallas Public Library, 950
Main St., Dallas, will feature
the artwork of Dallas resi-
dent Jim Rupp during April.
Rupp draws inspiration
from the scenery around
him. His medium of choice
The display will focus on
barns and birds, with a few
surprises. Many paintings
are available for sale, as well
as prints and cards.
If interested in purchas-
ing artwork, contact Jim
Monmouth to hold
Earth Day event
The city of Monmouth
will hold an Earth Day cele-
bration Saturday from 9 a.m.
to noon at Madrona Park,
1521 Madrona St. E., Mon-
Volunteers are needed for
weeding, planting and
spreading bark in the native
plant beds at the east end of
the park. Bring gloves, rakes
For more information:
Mark Fancey, 503-751-0147.
celebrate 40 years
Chemeketa Polk Center,
1340 SE Holman Ave., Dal-
las, will hold an open house
on April 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.
to celebrate Chemeketa’s 40
years providing higher edu-
cation to residents in Polk
Guests will enjoy enter-
tainment and light refresh-
ments. Community leaders
Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events
taking place in Polk County that are open to the pub-
lic. To submit an event for calendar consideration,
please send it at least two weeks before the actual
event date to the Itemizer-Observer via email
EMiLy MENTzEr/ itemizer-Observer
Volunteers plant trees at Gentle Woods Park in Monmouth, part of Monmouth’s Arbor
Day celebrations. Monmouth is celebrating being named a Tree City USA for 15 years
in a row. Trees also were planted at Madrona Park and Monmouth Elementary School.
will speak at 6 p.m.
The public is invited to at-
Information about what
Chemeketa Polk offers, in-
cluding college transfer de-
grees, professional degrees
or certificates, and earning a
GED, will be available.
Chemeketa Polk offers
classes at Polk Center and
World Gym in Dallas, and
College Hall at Central High
School, and Henry Hill
Community Center in Inde-
Dallas Garden Club
meeting at EBC
Dallas Garden Club will
hold its monthly meeting
Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the
Builders Room at Evangeli-
cal Bible Church, 1175 SE
Howe St., Dallas.
Ann Detweiler, of Fry
Road Nursery in Albany, will
speak on hardy fuchsias.
Light refreshments will be
The public is welcome to
attend. Club membership is
open to men and women.
For more information:
Mike Stewart, 503-510-3293.
show at Salt Creek
Chuck Neighbors will per-
form at Salt Creek Baptist
Church, 15075 Salt Creek
Road, Dallas, Sunday at
10:50 a.m. Neighbors will
perform his one-man show,
“Not the way I heard it.”
Since 1974, Neighbors has
performed in the U.S.,
Canada, Japan, Korea and
There is no cost to attend.
Indy Commons to
offer business class
Indy Commons, 278 S.
Main St., Independence, will
offer a free business class
Wednesday (today) at 5:30
The class will cover the
question, “how social does
my business need to be?”
The class will go over the
basics of different platforms
and discuss tips and tricks.
A round table for business-
es to share what has and
hasn’t worked for them will
To register or for more in-
formation: 503-930-4840 or
950 Main St.
• Thursday, April 20, 10:30 a.m. — Morn-
ing Children’s Story Time.
• Thursday, April 20, 2:30 p.m. — Lego
• Thursday, April 20, 3:30 p.m. — After-
noon Children’s Story Time.
• Thursday, April 20, 5 p.m. — Adult Col-
• Tuesday, April 25, 10:30 a.m. — Chil-
dren’s Story Time.
• Wednesday, April 26, 4 p.m. — Kid’s
175 Monmouth St.
• Thursday, April 20, 4:30 p.m. — Chess
• Friday, April 21, 4 p.m. — Fab Fridays
(Earth Day, upcycled crafts).
• Saturday, April 22, 3:30 p.m. — Cuen-
tos en Español.
• Tuesday, April 25, 2 p.m. — Tiny Tots.
• Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 a.m. —
Family Story Time.
168 S. Ecols St.
• Thursday, April 20, 10:15 a.m. — Pre-
• Saturday, April 22, 2 p.m. — Polk
County Junior Master Gardeners.
• Tuesday, April 25, 10:15 a.m. — Tales
• Wednesday, April 26, 3:30 p.m. —
Arbor Day Celebration.
WAGNER COMMUNITY LIBRARY
111 N. Main St., Falls City
503-787-3521, ext. 319
• See the library’s Facebook page for up-
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Producers & Artisans
om the Polk County
area and beyond!
Live Music 11 am to 1 pm
SPECIAL GUEST: April Scott
Book Author of GMO-FREE CHILD:
A Parent's Guide to Dietary Cleanup of
Genetically Modified Organisms.
May 4 - Sept. 28
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• The Grand Hotel
Non-Profit Organizations and Sponsors
182 Academy St., Dallas • 503-623-2564
(Corner of Main & Academy)
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
• 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.
• Day-2-Day Diabetes Support Group — 3 to 4 p.m., Salem
Health West Valley (main conference room inside main en-
trance), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. 503-623-7323.
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
• Dallas Lions Club — Noon, Hong Kong restaurant, 325
Main St., Dallas. Everyone welcome. 503-623-8121.
• Monmouth-Independence Rotary Club — Noon, First
Baptist Church, 1505 Monmouth St., independence. Visiting
rotarians, guests and prospective rotarians are welcome to
these luncheon meetings. Free. 503-838-4884.
• Mom and Me — Salem Health West Valley, 525 SE Wash-
ington St., Dallas (enter through emergency door on Clay
Street). Breastfeeding support group. Free. 503-831-5593.
• 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.
• Thirsty Thursday — 5:30 to 7 p.m., Umpqua Bank, 302 S.
Main St., independence. Networking session. Bring a toy. Free.
• Hymn sing-along — 6:30 p.m., Monmouth Senior Center,
180 Warren St. S., Monmouth. Sing hymns with others. 503-
• Veterans Night at the Elks — 6:30 p.m., independence
Elks Lodge Post 1950, 289 S. Main St., independence. Diﬀerent
organization presents about services oﬀered to veterans.
Bunko upstairs for families.
• Dallas Senior Writing Group — 10 a.m. to noon, Dallas
Senior Center, 955 SE Jeﬀerson St., Dallas. For all seniors who
love to write. Free. 503-623-9616.
• American Legion Women’s Auxiliary — 7 p.m., Academy
Building, room 108, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-2591.
• Radio Operators Association of Dallas (ROADS) — 7
p.m., Polk County Courthouse (Jeﬀerson Street entrance), 850
Main St., Dallas. Organization for amateur radio operators; pub-
lic welcome. 503-881-5836.
• Homework, Hoops and Hotdogs — 5:30 to 8 p.m., The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1401 SW 13th St.,
Dallas. Free help with homework for students in middle and
high school. 503-917-9822, Nona Springer.
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
• Take Oﬀ Pounds Sensibly Club Meeting — 9:45 to 11
a.m. Church of Christ, 127 Heﬄey St. N., Monmouth. First meet-
ing is free. 503-930-7936.
• Family Building Blocks Independence play group — 10
a.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1275 E St., independence. Play
group for children and families. Activities and snacks provided.
Free. rSVP, 503-363-3057.
• Altered Attitudes Alcoholics Anonymous — Noon, Dal-
las United Methodist Church, 565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas.
• Guthrie Park Acoustic Music Jam Session — 6:30 to 10
p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley High-
way, Dallas. Free (donations accepted). 503-623-0809.
• Blugrass Music Jam — 7 to 10 p.m., Faith Evangelical Free
Church, community building, 2290 E. Ellendale Ave., Dallas.
Free. Bluegrass instruments only. 503-399-6114.
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
• Polk Community Free Clinic — 7 to 11 a.m., Trinity
Lutheran Church, 320 SE Fir Villa road, Dallas. Free medical and
mental health care for uninsured and underinsured. Held on
the ﬁrst and fourth Saturday of the month. 503-990-8772.
• The Original Independence Farmers Market — 9 a.m. to
2 p.m., Umpqua Bank parking lot, 302 S. Main St., independ-
• Independence Riverview Market — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
riverview Park and Amphitheater, 50 C St., independence. 503-
MONDAY, APRIL 24
• 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., Monmouth Senior Center, 180 Warren St. S., Mon-
mouth. Local orchestra for beginning through intermediate
musicians. Meets every Monday. Players of all levels welcome.
$25 monthly fee to cover expenses. 503-838-4884.
• Brew and BS: The New Testament — 7 p.m., St. Thomas
Episcopal Church, 1486 SW Levens St., Dallas. A lecture series
on New Testament ﬁgures. Bring brew of choice — coﬀee, tea,
chai, beer, wine, cider. 435-503-4304.
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
• Indoor Play Park — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., First Presbyte-
rian Church, 879 SW Levens St., Dallas. Open to children pre-
kindergarten and younger with parent/adult. Tuesdays
through Fridays. Free.
• James2 Community Kitchen Meal — 4:30 to 6 p.m., St.
Philip Catholic Church, 825 SW Mill St., Dallas. Free; everyone
• Take Oﬀ Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Club — 6 to 7 p.m.
weigh-in, 7 to 8 p.m. meeting, First Christian Church basement,
1079 SE Jeﬀerson St., Dallas. Meetings oﬀer programs and ac-
tivities aimed at losing weight. Open to anyone. First meeting
• Overeaters Anonymous — Noon to 1 p.m., Salem Health
West Valley, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Support group
meets in the quiet room/chapel immediately inside the emer-
gency entrance on Clay Street. Dee Ann White, 971-718-6444.
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