Around Town (Dec. 28, 2022)

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 menu on Friday, Dec. 30, is a beef sloppy joe or buffalo chicken sandwich, whole kernel corn, apple cranberry coleslaw, a hamburger bun and seasonal fresh fruit.

No meal will be served Monday, Jan. 3, due to the New Year’s holiday.

Information for Tuesday, Jan. 4, was unavailable.

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

Senior facility hosts holidays

Meadowlark Senior Living continues 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.

Geneaology group schedules 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.

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

After 5 announces Jan. 10 event

Local women are invited to After 5 Connection’s January dinner and program, to be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Ma’s Restaurant, 2416 S. Santiam Hwy., Lebanon.

Steve and Debbie Poole, owners of Seasonings and More, will discuss how to best use seasonings to make foods more enjoyable. They will also give a presentation of other items they sell, including extracts, teas and coffee blends.

Guest speaker DeAnn Chambers, of Newberg, will tell her story about the love between a father and daughter, a tale of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Cost is $18, which includes dinner. Credit cards cannot be accepted and reservations are required.

To RSVP, contact Sherri at (541) 258-6414 or Nancy at (541) 259-1396 or by email at [email protected].