Around Town August 11, 2021

Sign up now for artists registry

Professional Oregon-based artists are encouraged to sign up for a statewide artists registry created by the Oregon Commission in partnership with The Ford Family Foundation.

The registry’s intent is to reach and connect as many Oregon artists as possible, including those who haven’t previously accessed funding programs. Once established, the registry will allow the commission and the Ford Family Foundation, as well as other funding partners, to distribute information about upcoming funding opportunities. It will also create more comprehensive data about Oregon artists for planning and advocacy purposes.

While the registry will remain open, artists are encouraged to sign up by Thursday, Sept. 30, to establish a base registry.

Applications are available online at

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, Aug. 13, is a turkey or tuna salad half-sandwich, green split-pea soup, broccoli raisin salad, whole-wheat bread and pears.

The menu on Monday, Aug. 16, is sweet and sour chicken with brown rice or cheesy beef strata, broccoli, tossed salad, a whole-wheat roll and spiced peaches.

The menu on Tuesday, Aug. 17, is a turkey patty with gravy or sliced ham with raisin sauce, whipped sweet potatoes, Italian-blend vegetables, cracked wheat bread and gelatin jewels with whipped topping.

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

‘Trolls’ sequel at Sankey Park

The 2020 DreamWorks animated feature “Trolls: World Tour” will be screened at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, for the free “Movies in the Park” event at Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave.

Movie lovers are asked to bring their families, chairs and blankets.

For more information, call (541) 367-8969.

Legion plans car show in Albany

Albany American Legion Post 10 will host a car show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at 1215 SE Pacific Blvd., Albany.

Admission for spectators is free. For more details, contact Marland at (541) 974-5607 or Denise at (541) 760-4698.

Fishing derby at Lakeshore Park

A fishing derby for children aged 4 to 12 begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Lakeshore Park, 1600 Foster Dam Road.

Sign-ups begin at 9 a.m. followed by a first case at 10 a.m. The derby concludes at 2 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing poles; the event offers limited loaners.

Children must be accompanied by an adut, and should possess a fishing license if they’re 12 or older.

Summer Bands & Brews series

The annual Summer Bands & Brews series runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays at Strawberry Plaza, 847 S. Main St.

The park is located between Conversion Brewing and Hollywood Studio.

Performers include Gabriel Cox (Aug. 14), SOS (Aug. 21) and DTW (Aug. 28).

Admission is free, and food and drink will be available for purchase.

Barbecue planned Aug. 14 in Lacomb

Rick and Faith Roberts of the Linn County Republican Party are hosting a “Hot Summer Night” barbecue with live music and a car show from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 at their ranch in Lacomb east of Albany.

The event will feature dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by music by the 45 Fret Band and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m.

Beer and wine will be available, and patrons who partake of either are asked to stay the night. The property includes a large hay field for tents or RVs.

The cost to attend is $20 per person, $35 per couple, with children 12 and under admitted free.

For more information, reservations or the location, call (360) 616-0924 or email [email protected].

Golf tournament scheduled Aug. 20

The Sweet Home Rotary Club is holding its fourth annual golf tournament at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Pineway Golf Course, 30949 Pineway Road, Lebanon.

Its format: “Best Ball 4-Person Scramble.”

The $60 per-person entry includes green fees, cart and dinner.

All proceeds support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Literacy program and local high school scholarships. Prizes will be awarded to first- and second place-finishers, closest to the pin and longest drive. To register, call 541-619-2683.

Concerts in the Park continue

Lebanon’s Concerts in the Park series continues this year, with performances running from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Ralston Park. Performances will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Ralston Park, 925 Park St.

Scheduled performances include Rachael and the Rain Kings (Aug. 17), Grand Jazz and Swing Bands (Aug. 24) and Cashmere and Choas (Aug. 31).

Admission is free. Concertgoers are advised to provide their own seating.

Backpack/school supply giveway

Sweet Home Emergency Ministries and the Sweet Home School District is hosting a backpack and school supply and clothing giveaway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..

Some 250 elementary backpacks with limited school supplies and 100 empty backpacks for junior- and high-school students will be distributed at SHEM, 1115 Long St.

Clothing will be distributed in the parking lot of the River of Life Church, 1658 Long St.

Parents will be free to shop for themselves depending on availability at 2 p.m.

Children must be registered students in the Sweet Home School District and must be present at the event.

SHHS Class of 1971 plots reunion

The Sweet Home High School’s Class of 1971 is holding a 50-year reunion gathering from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Sunnyside County Park on the northeast corner of Foster Reservoir east of Sweet Home.

The class has rented Picnic Area 1 and has hired Little Town Celebrations to serve a taco bar.

Cost is $13 per person or $25 per couple.

To attend or receive additional information, send an email to [email protected].

Friends of the Library book sale

Friends of the Lebanon Public Library return with a used book sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.

Proceeds support the programs through the local library.

First Friday to be wine and art walk

Lebanon Downtown Association will hold a “First Friday Wine and Art Walk” from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, in the downtown business district. The theme is “Flare of the Caribbean.”

The monthly First Friday is held downtown at various times. Upcoming themes include “Dungeons & Dragons” (Oct. 1), “Honor to Courage” (Nov. 5) and “Yuletide Christmas” (Dec. 3).

There is no cost to participate. For more information, contact Cassie Cruze at (971) 777-3934.

Register for BLT Poker Fun Run

Build Lebanon Trails has scheduled its first-ever Poker Fun Run, a fundraising event that promotes the city’s trail system while respecting social-distancing, on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Cheadle Lake Park, 37941 Weirich Drive, Lebanon.

Event registration runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m., with poker-hand judging at 1:30 p.m.

Individuals and families are encouraged to participate, and may walk, run, stroll, skate, bike, roll and bring a well-behaved canine companion in the event.

The route includes opportunities to visit 10 “poker dealers” at various Lebanon Trail System locations, all of which will be on fully accessible portions of the trails within the Lebanon city limits. “Dealer” locations open at 9:10 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. Poker hands must be turned in at 1:30 p.m.

First-, second- and third-place prizes will be awarded in three age categories: 4-17, 18-40 and 41 and older.

The cost to participate is $5 per hand or $20 for five hands, with a maximum of 20 hands per player or participant.

For more information, visit

Bee removal service offered

Sweet Home High School’s Bee Country Beekeeping is offering swarm and colony removal for honeybees.

If you’ve got a swarm or a colony, call (541) 292-1207 or stop in at 1641 Long St. when school is in session. This benefits high school students who are taking beekeeping.