Events: June 5, 2024

Sweet Home Band Concert

The Sweet Home Band program will be hosting a concert Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. located in the High School Auditorium. Grades 5th through 12th will be performing at no charge, with donations being welcomed. Seniors will be celebrated with a word of acknowledgement and a gift. Participation certificates will be presented to elementary band students, and awards will be presented to outstanding JH and HS musicians.


Health Fair Seeks Vendors

The Sweet Home Community Health Fair is currently seeking vendor applicants for the Aug. 17 event to be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sweet Home High School.

Tables and chairs will be provided. Applications due by June 30.

For more information and to submit an application, contact Bob Dalton at 541.912.9085 or email [email protected].


Community Market

The City of Sweet Home Community Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays until Sept. 21 at 1141 12th Ave., next to the library. Vendor booths might include crafts, bakery items, art, fundraisers, kid and teen entrepreneurs, used items, vintage items, and community non-profits.

To be a vendor at no charge, fill out the registration form online at


Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Market will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Tuesdays until Oct. 19  at 1141 12th Ave., next to the library.

Vendors are selling hot food, fresh vegetables, vegetable plants, baked goods, meat, eggs, honey, flowers, mushrooms, fruit and more. 


Beautification Season Begins

The Sweet Home Beautification Committee needs volunteers to help plant and maintain the flowers through town. Scheduled work days are the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 8:30 a.m. Work days last about one to two hours. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Patty at 541.990.1487.


Summer Swim Team

The Sweet Home Swim Club will hold tryouts for the summer swim team at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, at the Sweet Home Community Pool, 1641 Long St.

Anyone age 5 and up who can swim one length of pool unassisted may participate. Swimmers will focus on fun, fitness, stroke technique and swim team drills. The team will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday from June 17 to Aug. Cost is $75 per participant. There will be three meets: Lincoln City (June 26), Sweet Home (July 16) and Corvallis (Aug. 1).

For more information, contact Head Coach Jessica Rice via text at 503.428.6436 or email [email protected].


Albany Farmers Market

The Albany Farmers Market will be open every Saturday until  Nov. 23 located in the City Hall parking lot and on an adjacent street that fronts the Linn County Courthouse. The Albany Farmers Market is the oldest continuously operated open-air farmers market in Oregon. For more information visit


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


The American Man

The eighth annual Honoring the American Man dinner and recognition will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14, at the Sweet Home Elks Lodge, 440 Osage St.

Nancy Patton, a local community member, created the award to honor men for who they are and what they do.

The public is encouraged to attend to watch 10 men honored. Tickets for the event are $25 and includes a dinner with choice of cordon bleu or steak. Reservations with choice of meal and payment must be made by Friday, June 7.

For more information or to contribute to the cost of the trophy, contact Nancy Patton at [email protected] or by text at 541.409.4276.


Healing Garden Tour

Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation will host garden tours of the Japanese Healing Gardens in Lebanon on June 14, July 12, Aug. 9 and Sept. 13.

Starting at 10 a.m., the one-hour tour will include information on the history of the two gardens and how they are maintained. Meet at the gazebo located at Boulder Falls Event Center next to the hotel, 605 Mullins Drive.

For more information, contact Brandy O’Bannon at [email protected].


Bike Safety Fair

A Jim Bean Safety Fair & Library Summer Reading Kick-off to Summer event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at Sankey Park, 877 14th Ave.

The event combines the annual bike safety fair with the library’s Summer Reading Program. It includes a “bike rodeo” and chance to win a new bike, as well as games, free refreshments, nonprofit and Vacation Bible Study information, “Touch a Truck” with various emergency vehicles, and opportunity to sign up for the Summer Reading Program.

For more information, call the library at 541.367.5007.


Community-wide Yard Sales

The Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce will host a community-wide yard sale event on June 22, July 13 and Aug. 3 at locations throughout town.

If your garage, shop and closets are full of spring cleaning casualties, submit your address to have your yard sale listed on the Sweet Home Community Yard Sale map. The chamber will provide a map of participating properties to help shoppers find the sales. Requests to get your address on the map must be submitted by Wednesday before the sale date.

To get your sale on the map, call the chamber at 541.367.6186, or visit A printed copy of the map can be picked up the Friday before each sale at the chamber, or found at the garage sale board at 18th and Long streets.


Charity Car Show

The Sweet Home Sweet Ride Charity Car Show for Kids will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the high school track and field.

The event includes a car show, burn-out pit, poker walk, raffles, 50/50, vendors, food and music, and new car exhibits. To register your car into the event, visit

Proceeds benefit Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Shop With a Cop, Sunshine Industries


Auditions at Albany Civic Theater

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

Visit for more information.


Cut the Gut

The Sweet Home Chamber will host the annual Icebox Cut the Gut Car Cruise from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, July 12, rain or shine. The “Cut the Gut” car cruise is more than just a celebration of vehicles – it’s a chance for car enthusiasts to come together, share their passion and enjoy a fun-filled night in the beautiful town of Sweet Home.

This year, the first 300 registrations will receive a custom aluminum dash plaque. The cruise features business checkpoints from one end of Sweet Home to the other. At each stop, participants will have their passports stamped for a chance to win a raffle prize.

Participants are encouraged to bring their best rides to show off, and spectators are encouraged to sit along the route to watch the show.

Passports and apparel may be purchased at the chamber (1575 Main St.) or online at, and will be available for pickup on July 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the chamber or at the “pre-registered” table in the Sweet Home High School parking lot, 1576 Long St. starting at 5:30 p.m.


Class of 1974 SHHS Reunion

John Marble will host a 50th reunion for the class of ‘74 on July 12 and 13. On July 12 from 6-9 p.m. the class will meet during the Cut the Gut event followed by a social hour at The Dam Bar. Bring lawn chairs and join classmates at the Key Bank parking lot.

On July 13, the class will have a potluck barbeque from 2-6 p.m. John Marble will provide the burgers. Bring folding chairs, a salad, side dish or dessert, and your favorite beverage. There’s room for camping, with no RV hookups. For more information, contact John at [email protected]


Health Summit

The Linn, Benton, Lincoln Partners for Health Coalition will host the 2024 Annual Community Health Summit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 23. Location to be announced later.

The annual community health summit has been hosted by the Partners for Health Coalition since 2011. They have focused on such topics as childhood obesity, culinary education, holistic living, chronic disease prevention, adverse childhood experiences, screen time, food insecurity, generational poverty, mental health services and more.

The community health summits have been geared for both community members as well as community organizations and historically were conducted in person. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the coalition transferred the summits to a virtual format with the 2022 summit being the first summit to be hosted in a hybrid model (both in person and over Zoom).

For more information, visit



Master Gardener Sheryl Casteen brings back the second annual Tomatofest on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St., Lebanon.

As many as 101 varieties of tomatoes were available to sample last year. The event includes food preservation techniques, seed swapping and vendors, as well as a Master Gardener Clinic table.

For more information, contact Sheryl Casteen via email at [email protected]. Do not call the Senior Center.