Around Town (April 13, 2022)

Christian biz event set in Lebanon

A Christians in Business conference is scheduled from 9 a.m .to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Crowfoot Baptist Church, 699 Cascade Drive, Lebanon.

Participants are invited to gather and share knowledge with other Christian business people.

Speakers at the event include Adrea Beem, CEO and principal broker of The Beem Team, LCC, who will discuss “Biblical Laws of Success”; Gabriel Shields, brand architect and marketing innovator at Benu Creative, who will cover “How to Define an Authentic Brand Experience”; and Josh Vantil, licensed mortgage operator at AnnieMac Home Mortgage, whose presentation is enttiled “A Gospel-Centered Culture for Thriving in Business During Uncertain Times.”

Cost is $49 per person, which includes lunch.

Register for the conference at

LBCC to host ‘Explore LB’ night

Linn-Benton Community College is hosting an “Explore LB” college preview night from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at its main campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd., Albany.

Potential students will interact with faculty and staff representing various program, view class demonstrations and tour LBCC campus space.

Student Life and Leadership representatives and advisor and support staff will be on hand to answer questions. Admissions staff will help interested students apply for the fall.

Registration for this event is not necessary, but it is encouraged.

For more information, visit online.

Meals on Wheels weekly menu

Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays.

Suggested donation is $3.50. All meals are served with milk, coffee or tea upon request and diabetic desserts are available on request.

The menu on Friday, April 15, is an Easter special featuring roasted turkey or braised beef tips, either served with gravy; garlic whipped potatoes; green peas with onion; squash bread and poke-and-pour cake.

The menu on Monday, April 18, is a chef mini or chicken curry salad over spinach romaine, lentil soup, wheat roll and diced pears.

The menu on Tuesday, April 19, is a cheese omelet with sauce or pork sausage gravy, Scandinavian vegetables, a garden vegetable salad, a biscuit and a snickerdoodle bar.

For more information, contact Norene at (541) 367-8843.

Music & Brews kicks off Friday

The Oregon Jamboree’s Music & Brews series lands Friday and Saturday, April 15-16, at 1306 Long St.

The event is free from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by full evenings of concert performances. Activities include face-painting, balloon artists, local artisans and food and merchandise vendors.

The Boondock Boys kicks off Friday’s concerts at 5 p.m., followed by Summer Dean at 6:30, Jacquie Roar at 8 and headliner Jessie Daniel at 9:30.

Saturday features a Shania Twain tribute show at 4 p.m., followed by Fogline at 5:30, Jessie G at 7 and Kurt Van Meter at 9.

Dry-camping options are available on the Sweet Home High School grounds. Direct camping passes are available for purchase; they can also be bundled with weekend passes. Generators are allowed outside of the 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. quiet hours. RV holding tank fills can be purchased for $60 per tank.

Tickets are $25-$140, plus applicable fees.

For more information, visit

GOP District 11 hopefuls to appear

The Linn County GOP will host Republican candidates for District 11 of the Oregon House of Representatives at 6 p.m. Monday, April 18, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 127 Broadalbin St. SW, Albany.

Participants are invited to bring questions for the candidates.

Easter events scheduled in town

A number of Easter events are scheduled around town on Saturday, April 16.

The Sweet Home Elkettes group is sponsoring an Easter drive-by from 10 a.m. to noon at the Elks Lodge, 440 Osage St. Participants are asked to look for the dancing Easter bunny to receive a “goody bag.”

The Sweet Home Rotary Club will hold an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. at Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave. The event will feature different age brackets.

Whodunnit? Find out in ACT’s ‘Clue’

The popular whodunnit “Clue” based on the 1985 Paramount Pictures film and iconic Hasbro board game, runs through April 23 at the Albany Civic Theater, 111 W. First Ave.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 15-16 and 21-23, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on April 17. The show is also available on-demand April 15-17 and 21-23.

Admission is $14 general, $11 seniors and children. Purchase tickets online at On-demand tickets are available at

Red Cross to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Evangelical Church, 1347 Long St.

To schedule an appointment, visit the Red Cross web page at

Low-vision group hosts OCB session

The Mid Valley Low Vision Support Group will feature the Oregon Commission for the Blind at its next meeting, set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Brookdale Grand Prairie, 1929 Grand Prairie Road, Albany.

The guest speaker, occupational therapist Kevin Ehrenshaft, will discuss the Oregon Commission for the Blind’s many free services. He can also schedule home visits for low- or no-vision individuals for training sessions to improve mobilty issues and other challenges.

All are welcome. No fees are charged. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (541) 974-6233.

ID rocks, minerals at April 23 event

The Sweet Home Rock & Mineral Society’s Robert Rosé will be on hand to help rock hounds identify specimens (10 items or less) from their collection from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the East Linn Museum, 746 Long St.

Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free, and donations are always welcome.

Reserve for Stand By Us fundraiser

Reservations are now available for the annual Stand By Us benefit auction fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam, scheduled for Saturday, May 7, at Cheadle Lake Park, 37941 Weirich Drive, Lebanon.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with a silent auction at 5 p.m., followed by a live auction and dinner at 6 p.m. The event features a Fogline concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Limited tables are available. To make reservations, contact (541) 258-7105 or

Register for Senior Games in Corvallis

Registration has opened for the 2022 Oregon Senior Games, scheduled to be held Aug. 11-14 and 18-21 in Corvallis.

Events are open to athletes of all skill levels who will be at least 50 years old by Dec. 31, 2022. Competitions include archery, bowling, cornhole, disc golf, golf, pickleball, power walking, race walking, road racing, 5K, shuffleboard, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

Early-bird registration runs through Saturday, June 11. To register, visit For questions or to be added to the contact list, email Senior Coordinator Morgan Baker at [email protected].

‘Kids to Camp’ auction scheduled

The Fir Lawn Lutheran Church has announced its ninth annual “Kids to Camp” auction, running 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the church, 109 W. Holley Road, Sweet Home.

Events include a silent auction, oral auction, pie purchase, “Duck Race” and “Traeger Raffle.” Its menu features a “Flaminga” feast.

The auction itself is free to attend; however, dinner costs $25 per person and raffle tickets cost $20 apiece.

For more information, call (541) 367-3642.

Training program offered for youth

Linn County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting young men and women, ages 14 to 18, to join and participate in a 10-day summer training program for its Search and Rescue Team. The academy will be held June 17-27.

Search and Rescue team members often work alongside deputies of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. Young men and women build resiliency and gain valuable leadership and professional skills impacting their future personal and professional lives.

The application process includes oral interviews, a background check and physical aptitude test. Applicants must attend one recruit meeting at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office in Albany, at 7 p.m. on March 14, April 11 or May 9. Successful applicants will be eligible to attend the 10-day Search and Rescue Training Academy in June. Training will include classes in wilderness survival, shelter building, search tactics, first aid/CPR, map and compass reading, rappelling, and many more topics.

For more information about the program contact Lt. Joe Larsen at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office (541) 812-2272 or visit the Linn County Sheriff’s Office website at Online applications are available on the website and at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office in Albany.

Fire academy set for girls in county

Girls aged 16 to 19 are invited to attend the Linn County Young Women’s Fire Academy June 23-24.

The two-day event is a free, hands-on opportunity to learn from female firefighters at Lebanon Fire Station 31, 1050 W. Oak St.

Applications are available at For more information, visit