Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Women in the Upper Valley community are invited to attend Bible study class at Parkdale Community church on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m., now through Nov. 20.
The classes, taught by Beth Moore, are titled, “James, Mercy Triumphs” and focus on the Book of James.
“We encourage our community members to come on this journey to get to know both the man and the Book of James,” said church member Tania Tyrrell. “You will never be the same again. All ladies are welcome to join in for fellowship and fun.”
Parkdale Elementary School is starting an after-school program called “EXCEL,” from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting Oct. 7.
There will be three sessions of EXCEL, from Oct. 7 to Nov. 21, Jan.13 to March 20, and March 31 to May 15, and the cost for all three is $150; $75 if families qualify for free or reduced lunch or have a teacher recommend to the program.
Students will be grouped by grades and taught academic and enrichment activities by district staff and community instructors.
All students will have time each day for academic and homework support and dinner and a bus ride home is included with the program.
For more information contact the school office at 541-352-6255.
“Electrifying Science” is coming to Parkdale Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 10, and everyone in the community is invited to attend.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s presentation in the school gym will start at 9 a.m. and include learning about static electricity, atoms, electrons, conductors and insulators and the difference between AC and DC current, and help attendees understand wind, water and solar power use for electricity.
Come learn what common household electricity can do: levitate objects, set them ablaze, or make them glow with science so electrifying it makes your hair stand on end!
Parkdale Grange members are encouraging their friends and neighbors to come out for their next breakfast at the Grange Hall on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
As always, the members will be serving up a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, choice of pancakes or biscuits and gravy, homemade applesauce, juice or coffee.
All members of the community are invited.
The Parkdale Extension Study Group will be meeting Thursday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. at the Parkdale Grange Hall.
The presentation of “Let’s Dine Out” will focus on nutrition facts about restaurant food and how to develop strategies to handle the nutritional challenges that dining out presents.
Group members will also discuss becoming involved in the Helping Hands Against Violence community shelters.
A potluck lunch will follow the meeting and all community members can attend.
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