Around Town (Jan. 12, 2022)

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.

The menu on Friday, Jan. 14, is roasted turkey with gravy or barbecue smokehouse chop, whipped spiced yams, cauliflower and carrot, whole wheat bread and tiramisu.

There is no menu for Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

The menu on Tuesday, Jan. 18, is a meatloaf or shaved turkey half-sandwich, lentil soup, potato salad, wheat bread and peaches.

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

GoFundMe set up for KRKT’s Schuler

A GoFundMe has been established for KRKT 99.9-FM’s Scott Schuler and his family as he contends with atrial fibrillation and blood-clot issues that have resulted in a lengthy hospital stay.

As the station’s programming director, Schuler has been part of the “Cricket Family” since 1995. Born in the mid-Willamette Valley, the South Albany High School graduate and Linn-Benton Community College alumnus boasts an extensive knowledge of country-music history (even establishing connections with its figures) and a vocal repertoire of some 20 different character voices. Schuler and his wife, Angie, host “Cricket Country in the Morning,” a popular multiple-hour 6 a.m. mainstay.

Donations may be made at

SAFE holds can, bottle drive

SAFE will be holding a can and bottle drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, 1118 Main St.

The event raises money for Sweet Home High School’s Class of 2022.

Low-vision group to address CBDs

The Mid Valley Low Vision Support Group will present information about the use of medical cannabis to help or maintain certain low-vision problems during its next meeting, slated for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Brookdale Grand Prairie, 1929 Grand Prairie Road SE, Albany.

Rhea Graham, owner-operator of Albany’s Canna Kitchen, will lead the discussion. Medical cannabis, or CBD, is used to treat glaucoma, cataracts and mascular degeneration, and is often prescribed by physicians for nausea, muscle spasms, epilepsy, chemotherapy discomfort and other physical and emotional reasons.

All are welcome to attend. There is no membership fee, and no reservations are required. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (541) 974-6233.

Singing Christmas Tree meeting set

The Sweet Home Community Singing Christmas Tree hosts its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at the River of Life Church, 1658 Long St.

Agenda items include board member elections, a financial report, a 2021 recap and expectations for the new year.

All past members are welcome to attend.

OSU lecture series focuses on wildfire

Oregon State University is hosting a remote lecture series featuring speakers who will discuss what living with wildfire looks like in practice, both as individuals and as communities.

The 11-week “Lookout: Envisioning Futures with Wildfire” began Jan. 4 and includes lectures by artists, firefighters, biologists and more.

The Zoom series continues at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, with Cultural Fire Management Council director Margo Robbins’ “Climate Change and Native Knowledge.”

Lectures are held every Tuesday through March 15. It is free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Links to register are listed on the “Lookout” website at

Other series speakers include Jaime Love, whose 2021 book “Breathing Fire” follows the lives of incarcerated women fighting fires in California, on Feb. 1.

All aboard for a Ladies Night Out

The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam, in conjunction with the Santiam Excursion Train, is sponsoring a Ladies Night Out from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 4.

Plans for the evening include shopping, silent purse action, drinks, dinner and music, all aboard the Santiam Excursion Train. The event is a fundraiser for girls served by the club.

Tickets are $50 per person. For more information or to book the trip, visit