Around Town (April 6, 2022)

Ridgeway holds Bunco Night

Ridgeway Health Center has announced that reservations are open for its “Bunco Night” fundraiser at 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, at its location, 1023 Main St.

Some 60 spots are available at $25 per person. Tickets are sold at Ridgeway Health and Sunshine Espresso, 1209 Main St., Suite A.

The event features a raffle and snacks, and two-thirds of its proceeds benefit the Sweet Home cheerleading squad.

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 8, is a tuna or egg salad half-sandwich, tomato florentine soup, marinated broccoli salad, whole wheat bread and blushing pears.

The menu on Monday, April 11, is lemon rosemary chicken or beef country-fried steak with gravy, whipped potatoes, mixed vege-tables, a multi-grain roll and a key lime bar.

The menu on Tuesday, April 12, is a chef mini or chicken curry salad over spinach romaine, lentil soup, a wheat roll and diced pears.

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

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 8-9, 15-16 and 21-23, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on April 10 and 17. The show is also available on-demand April 8-10, 15-17 and 21-23.

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

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 Andrea 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

Red Cross to hold April 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

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

‘Kids to Camp’ auction scheduled

The Fir Lawn Lutheran Church has announced its ninth annual “Kids to Camp” auction, set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the church, 109 W. Holly Road, Sweet Home.

Events include a silent auction, oral auction, pie purchase, “Duck Race” and “Traeger Raffle.” Its menu features prime rib from The Point restaurant.

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