Around Town – – December 20, 2023 Edition

Free genealogy


The Santiam Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a free genealogy workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, at the American Legion, 480 S Main St. It is open to the public.

Cultural Coalition

accepting applications

The Linn County Cultural Coalition is accepting proposals for grants to fund projects involving the arts, the humanities and heritage activities in Linn County.

The LCCC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization affiliated with the Oregon Cultural Trust, a statewide entity established to promote and strengthen cultural organizations and activities in Oregon. Through local coalitions such as Linn County’s, the Trust distributes funding to all 36 Oregon counties and nine federally recognized tribes.

The LCCC has $22,000 available for grants in 2024. Grants typically range between $250 and $2,000. Applicants may be awarded less than the full amount requested. The grants are available to nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status. An organization or individual sponsored by a qualifying nonprofit may also apply. Full guidelines for applying are available at

The deadline for completed grant applications is Feb. 2, 2024. The coalition board will review the applications and decide on awards within a few weeks of that date. Grant applications are available online at Applications can be submitted online or sent by mail to the Linn County Cultural Coalition, P.O. Box 69, Albany, Oregon 97321. For further information, contact Rebecca Bond at (541) 928-0911.

Mountain Top

Mud Bogs

Mountain Top Mud Bogs will be hosting a four wheeling mountain event, Jan. 13, 8 a.m. to Jan. 14 at 5 p.m. This two day event will be located 38919 South Ruby Loop, Scio, with a Bounty Hole event at noon on Sat. 13. Entry; $20 per person, $30 weekend pass, $100 camping and $10 for veterans with children 12 and under being free. Cash only event. For more information, visit