Events: April 10, 2024

Women’s Rummage Sale

The Sweet Home Evangelical church will be hosting a rummage sale April 12 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. located at 1347 Long St. Proceeds go to missionaries that grew up in Sweet Home and now minister in France, Hawaii and Malaysia. Also, supporting local missions at SHEM, Sweet Home Pregnancy Center and more. Donations accepted on April 10 from 12-6 p.m. or call 541.409.3404. 

Bingo for Singing Christmas Tree

The Sweet Home Community Singing Christmas Tree will host their third annual bingo game on Saturday, April 13, at the Senior Center, 890 18th Ave. 

Pay $25 for five games. There will also be prizes, dessert and a silent auction. The Grand Prize this year will be an all-expense paid trip for three days in Las Vegas. Proceeds benefit the Sweet Home Community Singing Christmas Tree. 

For more information or questions, contact Edie Wilcox at 541.401.0188.

After 5 Connection

The After 5 Connection (Stonecroft) will present “Everything Old is New Again,” by speaker Joan Vidlak, from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at Ma’s Restaurant, 2416 S. Santiam Hwy.

Vidlak, from Colorado, will share a message about overcoming sorrow after many tragedies in her life. She speaks of how Stonecroft friends helped her through hard times, and uses humor even in the face of serious topics. She also shows us how she takes an item and turns it into a new creation, something it was not originally meant to be. Watch how she has turned overalls into a hobo bag and embellished denim jackets.

Cost for dinner and the program is $18 (no credit cards please). RSVP by contacting Sherri at 541.258.6414, or Nancy at 541.259.1396 (or email [email protected]).

Medicine in the Civil War

Keith Menk and Ashley Wendell, Civil War reenactors who specialize in happenings within the medical tent, will give a talk on Civil War medicine at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at the Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St.

Sponsored by the Lebanon Museum Foundation and the Lebanon Public Library, this program is open to the public and free for all.

For more information about this program or about the Lebanon Museum Foundation, call Linda at 503.707.1539, find “Lebanon Museum” on Facebook, or visit the website at

Rock Identification

The East Linn Museum will be hosting a rock identification day, with geologist Robert Rose, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is free to the public. Bring unidentified rocks to be identified. 746 Long St. 

Garden Club Flower Show

The Lebanon Garden Club will host flower design classes at the Lebanon Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following dates: April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9. This will be in anticipation of the club’s upcoming annual flower show to be held on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1. More information will be forthcoming.

Dinner, Silent Auction Fundraiser

Lake Town Academy will host a pizza dinner, movie and silent auction at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at House of Glory church, 30337 Fairview Road, between Lebanon and Sweet Home.

Cost is $25 per person. Childcare is available for $5 per child. Silent auction donations are sought. To purchase tickets, visit For more information, contact Ashley Knight at 541.224.6828 or email [email protected].

The funds raised through the auction help enhance the educational experience for the students, provide resources that may not be covered by the school’s regular budget, and support scholarships. This year Lake Town is specifically trying to raise funds for a school van/bus that would allow them to get out and do more field learning, community service, and have an increased access to resources.

Spring Fling Car Show

The Oregon Veterans Home in Lebanon will host its annual car show, “Spring Fling: Animal Planet,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at 600 N. 5th St.

Classic cars will be on display. The event includes food booths, music, face painting, caricature and balloon artists, bounce house, live reptiles, petting zoo and more. For more information, contact Bess Nichols at 541.409.6569.

Blood Drive

The Sweet Home High School Interact Club will host a blood drive April 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sweet Home High School activity gym. 

Carriage Me Back

The Linn County Historical Museum in Brownsville will host its annual “Carriage Me Back” historical fundraiser event on May 4-5, recreating scenes and sharing stories from 1894.

Hop on the 20-seat wagon and cruise around town to learn more about 1894 before being dropped off at the Moyer House for more drama inside. This year the wagon will be drawn by an antique tractor while a new horse is being trained to help pull the wagon next year.

Tickets are $15 for ages 12 and older, $5 for under 12. A whole wagon can be reserved for $225. Tickets can be purchased at the museum (101 Park Ave., Brownsville) or reserved by calling 541.466.3390.

Proceeds support the museum and Moyer House events and programs. For more information, call the Linn County Historical Museum at 541.466.3390.

The Linn County Historical Museum and Moyer House are maintained and operated by the Linn County Parks & Recreation Department.

Bi-Mart Mothers Day

Bi-Mart will host an event for kids to create a personalized planter for mom from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 11.

Attendees will be able to choose from a selection of pots that they will paint, and a selection of plants to go with it, to give mom something special this year. Stick around for a talk about “gardening 101.”

Civil War at Cheadle Park

The Northwest Civil War Council (NCWC) will host a “Living History” Civil War reenactment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 17 (school day), and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, at Cheadle Lake Park, 37941 Weirich Drive.

A donation of $3 per student and $5 per adult is requested, but not required, to help cover costs to put on the event. The American Legion will also host a benefit breakfast for veterans on Saturday.

The nonprofit organization works to educate the public about the American Civil War through reenactments. Members wear authentically-reproduced clothing, use black powder weapons, cook over open fires and sleep in canvas tents as they participate in battle reenactments and live the military and civilian life. The reenactments across Oregon are a small sampling of what members do to share about the history and people during the Civil War era. For more information, visit

Dyno Days

Linn-Benton Community College will host “Dyno Days” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, at the LBCC automotive technology training center, 2000 Oak St.

The two-day event will include booths, food vendors, tours, games and industry-related opportunity information, as well as the opportunity to run your vehicle on a dynamometer (a “vehicle treadmill”).

For $50, have your front- or rear-wheel drive vehicle tested three times on the dynamometer to find out its torque and horsepower output. No motorcycles or all-wheel drives; semis are okay.

Reservations are not necessary, but are encouraged. To reserve a run on the dynamometer or for more information, call 541.917.4506.

Breakfast for Habitat

Lebanon Habitat for Humanity will host a fundraising breakfast at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, at Boulder Falls Inn Event Center, 605 Mullins Drive.

Did you know that Habitat builds homes for aging in place to make sure individuals can remain in their communities? Join the nonprofit for breakfast “on the house” as they share their plans to expand services in East Linn County. All donations go toward the two current home builds in Sodaville.

RSVP by May 17 at For more information, call 541.405.5213 or email [email protected].