Around Town July 7, 2021

Museum extends sale to two days

East Linn Museum has extended its annual yard sale to two days: Saturday and now Sunday, July 10-11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 746 Long St.

Museum volunteers say they have received so many donations that they have decided to hold the sale over two days instead of Saturday only. Volunteers are needed to help set up for the sale on Saturday, from 7 to 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Terri at (541) 543-5455.

Berry sale deadline Friday, July 9

Friday, July 9, is the deadline to order berries from the Sweet Home P.E.O., Chapter DD, which is holding its annual fundraiser sale.

The organization, which offers scholarships to support local women’s pursuit of higher education, offers Columbia Star blackberries and blueberries, flash-frozen and packed in 9-pound plastic pails – ideal for making homemade jams, jellies, and desserts.

Released in 2014, the Columbia Star is a vigorous, thornless, trailing blackberry with superior flavor and large, firm berries. Its flavor is rated as good or better than marionberry, which is 20% of Columbia Star’s parentage.

To purchase berries, email [email protected] or call or text Nancy at (541) 912-6579. Orders will be collected through July 9. Those purchasing berries will be able to pick them up between 9 and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, on Long Street behind the Rio Theater.

All proceeds from the sale provide educational scholarships, loans and grants to women in the community.

Help sought for Linn County Fair

Volunteers and workers are needed at the upcoming Linn County Fair.

Interested volunteer participants can work flexible shifts from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, through Saturday, July 17. Volunteers receive meals while on shift, free fair admission for themselves and immediate family members and tickets to one of the nightly concerts.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Background checks are required.

For more information and an application, email fair director Ronda Sherman at [email protected].

The Fair also needs 12 people to direct vehicles in the parking lot July 15-17. The pay is $15 per hour.

The parking team works eight-hour shifts and flexes between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Fair & Expo Center Director Randy Porter said he can use two employees on July 13 and 14 as well as on the actual fair dates.

Applicants must be at least 15 years of age.

Contact Porter at (541) 926-4314.

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 Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays.

Suggested donation is $3.50. All meals are served with milk, coffee or tea upon request. Diabetic desserts are also available.

The menu on Friday, July 9, is a chicken-salad half-sandwich and an egg-salad half-sandwich, plus cream of cauliflower soup, a marinated spring garden salad, whole wheat bread and spiced apple slices.

The menu on Monday, July 12, is a herbed chicken patty, beef sloppy joe, baked beans, potato salad, a hamburger bun and a snickerdoodle bar.

The menu on Tuesday, July 13, is a shaved-turkey half-sandwich, a ham and swiss half-sandwich, marinated broccoli salad, whole wheat bread and applesauce.

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

Learn to landscape to prevent fire

The Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener program is offering a series of free virtual monthly classes, the “Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up” series, which will be broadcast via Zoom webinar at 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month through November.

The seminars can be viewed at

The classes, which include topics as far-ranging as “Dazzling Dahlias” to “Adapting Your Garden” and “Landscape to Climate Change,” are meant for those with a bit of gardening under their belt.

The topic for Tuesday, July 13, is “Fire-wise Landscaping.” As the western United States population continues to grow, more and more homes are creeping into forest- and range-land areas called the wildland urban interface.

The number of wildfires in combination with this urban sprawl can potentially increase the number of fire-prone landscapes.

Learn fire behavior basics, ways to reduce fuel load and how to design a fire-wise landscape, including plant selection.

Before the pandemic, this series would have been held in person solely as continuing education for Master Gardeners, but the webinar format allows the sessions to be offered to the public.

The content, taught by horticulture experts from around the state, is meant to address current issues like wildfires, climate change and pollinators.