9/4 Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a listing of upcoming events taking place in Polk County that are open to the public. To submit an event for calendar consideration, please send it at least two weeks before the actual event date to the Itemizer-Observer via fax (503-623-2395) or email (ionews@polkio.com).-- WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4 * 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. 541-404-6517.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* 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. 503-831-5634.* Trauma Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593. THURSDAY, SEPT. 5 * Polk County Bounty Market -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Academy Building parking lot, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 503-623-2564.* 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, Fellowship Hall, 1505 Monmouth St., Independence. Lunch cost: $8; guests 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.* Compassionate Friends Support Group -- 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., West Valley Hospital conference room, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. For those experiencing the loss of a loved one. 503-623-7323. FRIDAY, SEPT. 6 * 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. SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 * 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. 503-838-5678.* Independence Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sterling Bank parking lot, 302 S. Main St., Independence. 503-881-9950.* Independence Riverview Market -- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Riverview Park and Amphitheater, Main Street, Independence. 503-837-0045.* Polk Community Free Clinic -- 9 a.m. to noon, 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. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. 503-990-8772.* Spirit Mountain Carts & Crafts Faire -- 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino, 27100 SW Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Features local craft beers, Oregon food and music. Free admission. 1-800-760-7977.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062. SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 * Rickreall Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rickreall Grange Hall parking lot, 280 Main St. (Highway 99W), Rickreall. 503-881-9950.* Jensen Arctic Museum Wild Salmon Bake -- 4 p.m., Gentle House, 855 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Food, music, raffles and more. Cost: $30 individually or $210 for a table of eight. 503-838-8468 or 503-838-8281. MONDAY, SEPT. 9 * Central Lions Club -- Noon, Independence Elks Lodge 1950 Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-2150.* Dallas High School Booster Club -- 7 p.m., Dallas High School library, 1250 SE Holman Ave., Dallas. dhsboosters2010@gmail.com. TUESDAY, SEPT. 10 * Family Caregiver Support Group -- 2 to 3:30 p.m., West Valley Hospital, 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Meets on the second Tuesday of the month. 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. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 * 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. 541-404-6517.* Polk County Republican Women -- 11:30 a.m., Oak Knoll Golf Course, 6335 Highway 22, Independence. No-host lunch available. 503-623-5759.* Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce Lunch Forum -- Noon, Central High School, 1530 Monmouth St., Independence. Cost: $7. 503-838-4268.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* 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. 503-831-5634.* Free Blood Pressure Check Clinic -- 2 to 3 p.m., West Valley Hospital (surgery admitting area), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. 503-623-7323.* Monmouth Senior Center Music Jam -- 6:30 p.m., Monmouth 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. 503-623-2591.* Trauma Survivors Support Group -- 7 p.m., New Phoenix Counseling Office, 211 E. Ellendale Ave., Suite No. 4, Dallas. Free. 503-623-3593.

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