Around Town – August 2, 2023 Edition

Arts Guild seeks auto photos

Linn County Arts Guild invites local photographers to submit mounted, framed and ready-to-hang photos of automotive themes for its third annual Photo Show. Photos can be submitted beginning Tuesday, July 25, and the show will run Aug. 1 through Sept. 2 at 846 Main St. in Lebanon. The theme this year is “Cars,” to coincide with the First Friday Flash Back Classic Car Show and Bingo Walk, which will be Aug. 4. The show will be free and open to the public. For more information, call (541) 497-0386.

Oregon Jamboree Kick Off Party

“On Thursday, August 3, the Oregon Jamboree invites festival attendees and community members alike to join in on the free event! The kick-off party will be held at the Oregon Jamboree Main Gate, located at 1000 18th Ave. The lineup is as follows:

Jackson Michelson 8:00 pm

Toast & Jam 6:30 pm

Pulp Western 5:00 pm

Oregon Jamboree

Friday, Aug 4 – Sunday, Aug 6. The Oregon Jamboree is the Northwest’s premier country music festival. Nestled in the foothills of the scenic Cascade Mountains, the Oregon Jamboree is held on 20+ acre park-like setting that includes the historic Weddle Covered Bridge. The Jamboree offers a full festival atmosphere in the main venue and a more intimate concert experience on the second stage. In addition to featured headline entertainment, this event hosts RV and tent camping, merchandise vendors, food booths, beer & wine gardens, and a variety of other attractions. The festival draws attendees from all over the United States, and has hosted many international visitors as well. Over 900 festival volunteers contribute their efforts to ensure a safe and fun experience for all.

Campfire Service

Friday, August 4, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Join us for our Campfire Service every Friday night this summer at 7 pm! This non-denominational event is open to the public and promises an evening of singing, storytelling, and fellowship. Remember to bring your chair and marshmallow stick for a delightful time around the campfire. Mark your calendars and join us for a memorable experience under the starry sky. Sweet Home Church of the Nazarene, 415 Holley Rd., Sweet Home.

Elks Bingo Night

Friday, Aug. 4, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Sweet Home Elks Club for a fun night of bingo! $8 Buy in starts at 6 pm. Games start at 7pm. They will also be selling food from 5:30pm to 7 pm and again during intermission. Open to the public. Ages 18+, Sweet Home Elk’s Lodge, 440 Osage St. Sweet Home.

Lebanon car show Aug. 4

Lebanon Downtown Association will host a “Flashback Classic Car Show & Bingo Walk with Pinup Contest” for its First Friday event from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4. The Rolling Oldies Car Club will fill the downtown corridor with its classic cars for the second annual 50s Flashback First Friday. Other car afficionados are also invited to bring their classic cars, car clubs, trucks, semi and motorcycles. The family-friendly event includes a pinup contest in Strawberry Plaza for all ages and dress-up contest at Kristi’s Cafe. There will also be a 50/50 raffle

benefitting the Lebanon High School Cheer Team and a Bingo Walk Raffle fundraiser supporting LDA’s efforts to continue putting on downtown events. For more information visit

Genealogy Society Sale

The Sweet Home Genealogy Society is holding its annual indoor garage sale fundraiser on August 4th and 5th from 9 am to 5 pm. We have furniture, a wide variety of household items, books, camping supplies, and much more. Additionally, there will be a drawing for an electric cooler and tabletop gas BBQ. Tickets are $1.00 each, and the drawing will be held on August 5th. Come in and cool off – cold water will be available. We are located at 1223 Kalmia, off 12th near the City Library.

Atomic bomb commemoration

Veterans for Peace will hold a commemoration of the 1945 atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in Riverfront Park in Corvallis, 1st and Madison streets. Traditional Japanese koto music by Masumi Timson will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a program at 7 p.m. Speakers include Joe Scott of the Confederated Tribe of Siletz Indians, Corvallis Mayor Bill Traber and others. A Willamette River Peace Flotilla and candlelight vigil will be held from 8 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit vfpcorvallis.

Community Yard Sale

Saturday, August 5, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

If your garage, shop, and closets are full of spring cleaning casualties, submit your address to have your yard sale on the Sweet Home Community Yard Sale map! And if you’re looking for great deals on household items, furniture, and other goodies. In that case, you will want to attend the upcoming community yard sale on August 5th! To make it easier for shoppers to find all the sales, the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce will provide a map of all the participating properties. You can pick up a printed copy of the map the Friday before the sale at the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, or the garage sale board at 18th & Long Street. The community yard sale isn’t just about finding great deals. It’s also a chance to get out and meet your neighbors and other community members. Many of the sales will be hosted by families looking to downsize or clear out some clutter. So you can strike up a conversation and make some new friends! If you want to host a sale at your property, sign up at or at

Antique Faire in Brownsville

Brownsville will hold its annual Antique Faire and Car Show from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Pioneer Park, 195 Park Ave. Seventy-plus vendors are expected to offer up a wide variety of vintage treasures. Admission is free. For more information, call (541) 990-8504.

Sweet Home Farmers Market

Tuesday, August 8, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Local Farmers offering fresh, local grown produce and products from their farms

City Parking lot by Library, 1141 12th Ave., Sweet Home

Free Lebanon weekly concerts

Lebanon’s annual summer Concerts in the Park series takes place on Tuesday evenings through August, in Academy Square, next to the Lebanon Library, 55 Academy St. Concerts are free and run from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring your own goodies and seating.

Here’s the lineup:

Aug. 8 – Enjoy the Ride and Ludacris.

Aug. 15 – The Koz Band.

Aug. 22 – Blue Owens Band and Ty Curtis.

Aug. 29 – Rhythm Roundup.

SHHS Class of ‘68 Reunion Aug.12

Sweet Home High School Class of 1968 will be holding its 55-year class reunion on August 12 at the private park behind Gindhart Nursery on 30274 Peoria Rd. near Shedd. The festivities begin at noon, and lunch will be served at 1:30 pm. Donations to cover costs will be accepted. There will be a group photo taken between 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm. Please spread the word if you know any Class of ‘68 graduates or anyone who was in the Class of ‘68 but didn’t graduate from Sweet Home High School. For more information, call Sue at 541-401-7730.

West River Trail Walk Aug. 12

Build Lebanon Trails will hold a walk along new and planned trail sections from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, starting at Gills Landing. The walk will highlight the new and planned West River Trail and the new trail proposed to cross Gill’s Landing. At Gill’s Landing the new trail will connect the Old Mill Trail with a new trail crossing the park and connecting to the riverside trail (West River Trail) in River Park. The existing paved trail in River Park will be extended towards the north and provide a location for a future extension of the West River Trail. The project will also create a 3,600-foot-long, looped trail within the park. For more information on the event or BLT, visit or contact Rod Sell at (541) 409-1302.

Waterloo church to hold VBS

Waterloo Chapel will host Vacation Bible School from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14-18 at 39480 Gross St. The event, for the entire family, will include Bible lessons, prizes, games, snacks and lots of puppets. Admission is free. No pre-registration is required. Children 3 and under will need to be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (541) 619-4213 or the church at (541) 451-5872.

Native american cultural events

Linn County will host cultural encampments at local county parks: Each encampment runs Friday through Sunday. Events scheduled are:

• Aug. 25-27 at Cascadia County Park, 48241 Cascadia Drive, Cascadia.

For more information, contact Deitrich Peters at [email protected].