Around Town (April 26, 2023)

Meals on Wheels weekly menu

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

There is a suggested donation of $3.50 per meal.

Meals are ordered in advance, and are the same meals as delivered to Meals on Wheels participants.

A menu will always be posted in the senior center’s dining room.

The menu on Friday, April 28, is spaghetti and meat sauce or a chicken alfredo bake, an Italian vegetable blend, spinach Romaine salad, a garlic roll and tiramisu.

The menu on Monday, May 1, is Bavarian beef stew or macaroni and cheese, a Scandinavian vegetable blend, tossed salad, a multigrain roll and orange gelatin with whipped topping.

The menu on Tuesday, May 2, is white bean chicken chili or a Southern pork pasta bake, green beans and onions, carrot and raisin salad, a rye bran roll and lemon poppyseed cake.

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

Hospital group to honor donors

Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation will honor individuals and businesses who have made donations to support the construction of Samaritan’s new family medicine clinic and urgent care in Sweet Home.

Gifts of all amounts are needed.

The building will include a “founding” donor wall in the clinic lobby that honors supporters who have contributed gifts of $1,000 or more to the campaign. Smaller gifts will be acknowledged on a digital display in the lobby.

May 1 is the deadline for donors to make a gift or pledge and be included on the donor wall.

Opportunities to make gifts in honor or memory of loved ones, and room sponsorships are also available.

For more information, contact LCHF Director Brandy O’Bannon at (541) 451-7063.

Church to host spring craft fair

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host a Spring Craft Fair and Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at 1910 34th Ave SE, Albany.

The event will feature local artists, crafters, vendors and growers.

May 1 deadline for fire academy

Lebanon Fire District will host the annual free two-day Linn County Young Women’s Fire Academy Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9.

The academy, taught by women firefighters, is open to Oregon girls aged 14 to 19.

A range of classes encompass such skills as fire suppression, emergency medical services, interviewing, application and resume advice, vehicle extrication, physical fitness, technical skills, teamwork and leadership skills, and much more.

Sign up at

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 1. Completed application forms can be mailed to 1050 W. Oak St. Lebanon, OR 97355 or delivered to the LFD administrative offices at 550 S. Main St.

For more information, visit

Guild store to show Bolf work

Lebanon photographer Ken Bolf will exhibit 12 photographs beginning Tuesday, May 2, at the Linn County Arts Guild store, 846 S. Main St.

The exhibit runs through Tuesday, May 30. Arts Guild store hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Bolf’s photographs represent several counties, including Crook, Wheeler, and Klamath, and consist of landscapes, large birds and miscellaneous subjects.

To see more of his work, visit

Library to host ‘Star Wars’ event

Lebanon Public Library will host a May The Fourth Be With You cosplay event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the library, 55 Academy St.

Attendees are encouraged to dress as a favorite intergalactic character. Games, crafts and snacks will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with Boba Fett bingo from 7:30 to 8:30.

The event is free. A library card is not required.

For more information, contact the library at (541) 258-4926.

SH blood drive scheduled May 2

Sweet Home High School students will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, inside the activity gym at the school, 1641 Long St.

Participants can sign up ahead of time at, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Day of Prayer set May 4 in SH

Sweet Home will celebrate National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 4, at various public locations, where participants will gather to pray for families, churches, business and the workplace, education, military, government and arts, media and entertainment.

Local churches will host gatherings as follows:

— 7:30 a.m. at Sweet Home School District headquarters, 1920 Long St.

— 10 a.m. at Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce, 1575 Main St.

— Noon at Sweet Home City Hall, 3225 Main St.

— 5 p.m. at Sweet Home Police Department, 1950 Main St.

— A closing service will be held at 7 p.m. at Hillside Fellowship, 501 Nandina St.

Genealogy group meets in Lebanon

The Lebanon Genealogical Society will meet at 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the Lebanon Public Library Community Room, 55 Academy St.

The topic will be a show-and-tell. Participants are invited to bring pieces of family history complete with short stories behind them.

A short business meeting will follow the presentation.

Master Gardeners to hold sale, clinic

Oregon State University Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale and clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, in the solar barn and floral courtyard at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis.

The event will include more than 10,000 plants, including perennials, edibles, natives, and trees and shrubs.

More information is available at

Mother’s Day sale for cancer victim

The Boobie Bunco Event, a Mother’s Day fundraiser, will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7, in the commons at Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The event will benefit a local woman who is fighting cancer. It will feature 43 vendors and crafters, 11 plus-size clothing booths, a Cornerstone Missions bake sale, hamburger baskets offered by Fair Share Gleaners and a coffee/Italian soda cart.

A vendor list is viewable at

Cheadle Lake run/walk May 6

The 14th annual Cheadle Lake Fun Run/Walk and Kids Obstacle Dash will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Cheadle Lake Park festival site, 37919 Weirich Drive.

The event includes 5K and 10K runs and walks, and a kids obstacle dash, which will include a gunny sack race, the pool noodle slalom and a pirate-supervised “Walk the Plank” activity for children aged 10 and under. Adults are welcome to follow their kids and assist if needed.

The 5K and 10K will follow newly completed paths north to River Park and around Cheadle Lake back to Cheadle Park. Pre-event registration runs through 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 5, and costs $30. Prices go up at the event. Sign up at

Participation is limited to 200, with the first 150 free. Others pay $10 each. Registration ends at midnight prior to the event.

All proceeds go to BLT for use toward planning, promoting, maintaining and developing more than 50 miles of fully accessible multi-use, hiking, walking and bicycling trails.

Club’s plant sale to bloom in Lebanon

Lebanon Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, at 880 Tangent Drive, Lebanon.

The club will sell indoor plants, trees and shrubs, vegetables and flowers. A wide variety of selection will be available.

Plant donations are welcome. Proceeds go to the Ralston Park rose garden in Lebanon, Lebanon school gardens, OSU Extension 4-H and the purchase of trees for reforestation.

For more information, contact Lynne Neuman at (541) 990-3894.

Dinner to honor women veterans

A Women in the Military celebration will be hosted from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the American Legion Post 51, 480 S. Main St., Lebanon.

The event, which honors women veterans, is cohosted by the Lebanon, Brownsville and Sweet Home American Legion posts, and by Albany’s VFW Post 584.

Keynote speaker will be Kalyn Lafayette, a Central Linn graduate and current Oregon National Guard member who was a four-time local American Oratorical Contest winner and a state winner.

Women leaders from American Legion posts throughout the state are expected to attend.

Social hour starts at 4 p.m., with dinner following from 5 to 7. Cost is $13 to $17 per person, depending on the choice of steak or shrimp. Also on the menu are baked potatoes, salads and rolls.

The celebration is planned as a “triangular” event, which will rotate annually between Lebanon, Sweet Home and Albany.

For more information, call (541) 451-1351.

Mayflower leader to speak in SH

Sweet Home Genealogical Society will host Beth Lambright, governor of the Oregon Society of Mayflower Descendants, from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, at 1223 Kalmia St.

The event is free.

SHHS Class of ’83 seeking alums

Sweet Home High School’s Class of 1983 will hold its 40th class reunion Saturday, July 22, at The Woods Roadhouse, 6099 Hwy. 20, Foster.

Organizers are trying to locate class members.

To contribute to that effort, contact Tami Volz at (541) 990-3405 or Kyla (Jones) Jutte at (541) 390-6826.