Events: April 3, 2024

Annual Benefit Auction

East Linn Christian Academy will hold its annual benefit dinner and auction at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5, at 36883 Victory Dr, Lebanon.

East Linn Christian has served the Linn County community by providing quality Christian education to students from preschool to grade 12 since 1982. Our classrooms, athletics and extracurricular activities provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, identify their God-given gifts, and practice serving others. The Annual Spring Auction is the school’s primary fundraiser.

The event includes a silent auction from 4:30-6:45 p.m., dinner by Forks and Corks at 6 p.m., Dessert Frenzy auction, and live auction. Cost to attend is $75 per person. 

Funds generated from the auction allow us to keep our tuition prices affordable, promote access to Christian education for a socio-economically diverse student body, and also help us provide an up to date curriculum.

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“The Prom” at Albany Civic Theater

Albany Civic Theater presents “The Prom,” directed by Christi E. Sears and Mirinda Keeling, at 7:30 p.m. on April 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 and 21, located at 111 First Ave. W., Albany.

Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage, so when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow, but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. “The Prom” captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.

Tickets are $17-20 for adults, and $12 for kids. Discounts are available for seniors, military and veterans, and Oregon Trail Card holders. Visit for more information.

Auditions at Albany 

Civic Theater

“Bullshot Crummond” open auditions on April 8-9; performances in June. Directed by Erick A. Esrael, [email protected].

“Spring Awakening” open auditions on April 22-23; performances in July. Directed by Christy Anderson, [email protected].

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.” open auditions on June 26-27; performances in August. Directed by Rebecca Douglas, [email protected].

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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, Lebanon.

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

Garden Club

flower show

The Lebanon Garden Club will host some 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. 

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

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]

OSWA convention

The Linn County Small Woodlands Association hosts the Oregon Family Forest Convention and Tree Farmer of the Year tour on June 13-15 at Boulder Falls Inn, 505 Mullins Drive.

The three-day event will include a Saturday tour of Oak Basin Tree Farm, a business convention, panels on various topics and a tour of the Freres mass plywood plant.

For more information, visit