Around Town (Dec. 22, 2021)

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.

No meal will be served Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24.

The menu on Monday, Dec. 27, is beef stew or pasta primavera, brussels sprouts, country coleslaw, a squash roll and lemon pudding.

The menu on Tuesday, Dec. 28, is chicken pomodoro or a beef enchilada bake, Tex-Mex corn, tossed salad, a cracked wheat roll and seasonal fresh fruit.

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

Log brand renewal period continues

The Oregon Department of Forestry is accepting state-registered log brand renewals through Friday, Dec. 31.

Log brands, the identifying symbols welded onto the face of a hammer and struck into log ends for identification, discourage log theft and aid in the return of lost logs. Forest products and booming equipment must have ODF-registered log brands on public highways, waterways or railroads east of Oregon’s Cascade Mountain range. Under Oregon law, brand registrations must be renewed every five years.

Operators who registered in 2021 must still renew their brands for the new five-year period (Jan. 1, 2002-Dec. 31, 2026).

For more information, call (503) 945-7259 or email [email protected].

Church to host blood drive

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Community Chapel, 42250 Ames Creek Road.

Call Bridget Schaffer at (541) 367-5106 or search for the sponsor code SweetHomeComm at

OSU announces career fair series

Oregon State University has announced a Winter Term Career Fair series, with multiple events scheduled for February 2022.

The virtual Winter Civil and Construction Engineering Fair, which attracts some 70 employers in those fields, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. Sign up for the event at

The Winter Career and Internship Fair for all industries will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Memorial Union ballroom on OSU’s Corvallis campus. This fair attracts over 100 employers looking to fill jobs and internships in STEM fields, liberal studies, social services, grad programs and business services. Register at

The 2022 Nonprofit and Public Service Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Memorial Union ballroom. Attendees will meet representatives from more than 50 nonprofit and local government organizations representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU volunteers, interns and employees. Sign up at

Workshop set for grant applicants

The Linn County Cultural Coalition will hold a workshop for prospective grant applicants from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at the Albany Rregional Museum, 136 SE Lyon St.

Participants may also join the event via Zoom. For the meeting lin, visit

The coalition funds projects involving the arts, humanities and heritage activities in Linn County.

Applications for 2022 grants are due Feb. 1. Paper applications are available at the the Linn County Parks Department, 3010 Ferry St. SW, Albany; Albany Visitors Association, 110 Third Ave .; Scio City Hall, 38957 NW First Ave .; KGAL Radio, 36991 KGAL Drive, Lebanon; and The New Era, 1313 Main St., Sweet Home.

For more information, contact Rebecca Bond at (541) 928-0911 or Brian Carroll at (541) 967-3917 or [email protected],

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