9/18 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. 18 * 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.* Falls City Seventh-day Adventist Church Community Services Center -- Noon to 3 p.m., 305 N. Main St., Falls City. Food box distribution. Held on third Wednesday of every month. 503-787-3833.* 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.* Diabetes Day-2-Day Support Group -- 3 to 4 p.m., West Valley Hospital (conference room immediately inside the main entrance), 525 SE Washington St., Dallas. Topic: "KNow your meds." 503-623-7323.* 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. 19 * 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.* 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 Legion Women's Auxiliary -- 6:30 p.m., Academy Building, room 108, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas. 209-985-4341.* Radio Operators Association of Dallas (ROADS) -- 7 p.m., Polk County Courthouse (Jefferson Street entrance), 850 Main St., Dallas. Organization for amateur radio operators; public welcome. 503-881-5836. FRIDAY, SEPT. 20 * 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. 21 * 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.* Monmouth Vendor and Craft Market -- Noon to 6 p.m., Old Fire Hall Building, 152 Warren St. N., Monmouth. 503-779-3062.* Guthrie Park Gospel Music Jam -- 7 to 10 p.m., Guthrie Park Community Center, 4320 Kings Valley Highway, Dallas. Free (donations accepted). 503-623-0809.* Ron White in concert -- 8 p.m., Spirit Mountain Casino Events Center, 27100 SW Salmon River Highway (Highway 18), Grand Ronde. Popular comedian performs. Tickets: $30-$179; 21 and older only. 1-800-760-7977. SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 * Rickreall Farmers Market -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rickreall Grange Hall parking lot, 280 Main St. (Highway 99W), Rickreall. 503-881-9950.* Beyond the Harvest -- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Mill Feed & Garden, 1313 Main St., Dallas. Event includes classes, a tomato taste-off, food and music. Hosted by Old Mill Feed & Garden and OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program. Free; preregistration required. 503-831-1222. MONDAY, SEPT. 23 * Central Lions Club -- Noon, Independence Elks Lodge 1950 Dining Room, 289 S. Main St., Independence. 503-606-2150. TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 * 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. 25 * 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.

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