Around Town (Dec. 21, 2022)

Carols concert set in Lebanon

Conversion Brewing owner Matt Cowart will perform Christmas carols Friday, Dec. 23, at the brewpub, 833 S Main St., Lebanon.

Santa will make an appearance as well.

For more details, call (541) 259-2337.

Meals on Wheels weekly menu

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

The Sweet Home Community Center is closed Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday.

The menu on Tuesday, Dec. 27, is lima beans and turkey ham or chicken spaghetti, a capri vegetable blend, spinach romaine salad, a multigrain roll and Grace’s chocolate bar.

For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, contact Norene at (541) 367-8843.

Senior facility hosts holidays

Meadowlark Senior Living is celebrating the 12 days of Christmas through New Year’s Eve at its location, 181 S. 5th St., Lebanon.

On display are lots of cool crafts, baking, movies and popcorn, and the SafeHaven Waggin Train. Meadowlark is also hosting contests with prizes as well as other family-friendly activities.

Attendees will be entered in a drawing for a BJ’s Ice Cream Parlor gift certificate.

Photo opportunities with Santa and the Grinch will also be available.

A schedule of events is available on Meadowlark’s Facebook page at

For more information, call (458) 233-6209.

Focus group set on health in city

The Sweet Home Health Committee, in partnership with Western University School of Health Sciences, will hold four focus-group meetings in January to seek community input on the health of the city.

Student doctors from the university will conduct these sessions at 6 p.m. Jan. 10, 11, 17 and 18 at the Sweet Home Police Department, 1950 Main St.

Participants will be asked five to 10 open-ended questions about health care and health-related issues. Each focus group will be limited to eight individuals.

Anyone interested in participating should contact Larry Horton at [email protected] with preferred dates.

Democratic group to hold meeting

The Linn County Democratic Central Committee will hold its biennial reorganization meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE.

Elected Democratic precinct committee persons in Linn County are eligible to vote for local party officers including the chair, vice chairs, treasurer, ambassador and secretary. Elected and appointed precinct committee persons in Linn County are eligible to vote for State Central Committee and Congressional Committee delegates and alternates.

For questions about the reorganization process, eligibility, or to get involved, email [email protected]. For updates, visit

Geneaology group sets meeting

The Lebanon Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, in the Lebanon Public Library meeting room at 55 Academy St., Lebanon.

Beth Lambright will speak, shedding new light on the pilgrims.

The meeting is open to the public and is free.

LCSWA hosts Jan. 21 meeting

The Linn County Small Woodlands Association annual membership meeting is set for 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the ZCBJ Hall, 38704 N. Main St., Scio.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, annual meetings have been handled through postcards sent to members. With health restrictions eased, the board of directors decided earlier this month to renew the tradition, which usually features a potluck dinner, door prizes, 4-H presentations, a business portion and auction. This year, according to Board President Tim Otis, will include Powerpoint presentations honoring the past three “tree farmers of the year.”

Bowling benefit rolls out Jan. 22

A New Year, New Life Bowling Bonanza to benefit the victim of a construction accident will take place Monday, Jan. 22, in Lebanon.

Participants can contact InSpirit Marketing for details at (541) 791-2901 or accounting for details and to sign up to sponsor a lane. Cost to sponsor a lane is $600, with two or more available at $500 each. Eighteen lanes are available.

Proceeds will go to Josh Grant, who was injured by a 16-ton beam.

A down payment on a 2012 Toyota Sienna wheelchair-accessible van, which will cost $22,000, has been made.

FCHN schedules Jan. 25 meeting

Faith Community Health Network will meet from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Health Occupations Center, 300 Mullins Drive, Lebanon.

Participants will discuss challenges and successes and map out group events for the upcoming year to build skills and move things forward in local faith communities.

There is no charge to participate.

Faith Community Health Network has trained faith community nurses in four congregations in Lebanon, plus three who are trained but unaffiliated with a congregation. It has also trained faith community nurses in two congregations in the Albany area, and one trained health minister in another.

For more information, contact Tawni Pfaff at (541) 367-8045 or

email [email protected].