Around Town June 30, 2021

Berry sale continues

Sweet Home P.E.O., Chapter DD, is holding its annual berry sale through July 9.

The organization, which offers scholarships to support local women’s pursuit of higher education, is offering Columbia Star blackberries and blueberries, flash frozen and packed in plastic pails – ideal for making jams, jellies and desserts, all available from your Sweet Home P.E.O., Chapter DD.

Columbia Star blackberries, released in 2014, is a vigorous, thornless, trailing blackberry and is consistently productive. The 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. Purchases can be picked up from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. behind the Rio Theater on Long Street.

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

Museum seeks sale donations

East Linn Museum is seeking donations for its annual yard sale, which will be held during Sportsman’s Holiday on Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Small to medium-sized items are preferred. Large items cannot be accommodated. Items may be dropped off at the museum, 746 Long St., which is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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

Sportsman’s fest in Sweet Home

Sweet Home will hold its Sportsman’s Holiday festival from July 8-11, and it includes a wide variety of live, in-person activities.

A “Cut the Gut” cruise will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 9, followed by a “Chips ’n’ Splinters” variety show at 7:30 p.m. at Sweet Home High School Auditorium, 1641 Long St.

Saturday, July 10, events include an Elks Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at 440 Osage St., followed by the annual Parade on Main Street at 11 a.m.

An Artisan Alley craft fair will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Rio Theatre in the 1300 block of Main Street.

The Logger’s Olmpics, a competition featuring working loggers from local companies, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the rodeo grounds in the 4000 block of Long Street.

A fireworks show will take place at dusk at Foster Lake.

A raft tug o’ war will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Lewis Creek Park.

For more information, call (541) 367-6186.

Meals on Wheels weekly menu

Meals on Wheels offers take-out lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

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, July 2, is barbecued chicken sandwich or kelbasa sausage, both on a bun, chuckwagon corn, creamy coleslaw and apple cobbler with blueberry topping.

No meal will be served Monday, July 5, due to the Independence Day holiday.

The menu on Tuesday, July 6, is creamed chicken and vegetables or braised beef tips, garlic whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, french bread and pineapple tidbits.

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

Bee removal service offered

Sweet Home High School’s Bee Country Beekeeping offers swarm and colony removal for honeybees.

If you’ve got a swarm or a colony, call (541) 292-1207 or stop in at 1641 Long St. when school is in session.