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Around Town September 23, 2015


September 15, 2015

SHARC Showdown planned Saturday

The Second Annual SHARC Showdown talent contest will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 in the high school auditorium, 1641 Long St.

A barbecue chicken dinner runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

The show is a benefit by the Sweet Home Auditorium Remodel Committee for Sweet Home performing arts and to improve the the Sweet Home High School auditorium.

Dinner costs $10, and the show costs $5. The show is $3 for students and free for children under 7 years old.

Tickets and registration forms are available at The New Era, 1313 Main St., and Chamber of Commerce, 1575 Main St.

For further information or to get involved, call Shirley Austin at (541) 409-8957.

Group to re-enact war this weekend

The Northwest Civil War Council will present a full re-enactment at Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon on Sept. 26 and 27.

The reenactment and living history camps will include as many as 500 Civil War reenactors presenting living conditions and circumstances of early 1863, as well as battle reenactments each day with artillery, infantry and cavalry. The event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. It offers over five acres of living history with re-enactors in period clothing and uniforms, campsites, and character.

Battles are scheduled at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will also be demonstrations presenting period medical practices each day, music demonstrations, artillery and cavalry demonstrations, a daily fashion show and hundreds of period tents showing a variety of activities that would be found at an 1863 military and civilian campsite.

A Civil War-era church service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Cost is $8 for regular admittance, $5 for seniors and students, and free for children under 6 years of age. Parking is $5.

LBCC fitness class beginning at SHHS

Linn Benton Community College will offer Aquatic Fitness at the Sweet Home High School Pool, 1641 Long St., from 7:30 to 8:20 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Exercises in water stretch and strengthen the body, tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Cost is $85.

LBCC also offers a wide variety of classes in Brownsville and Lebanon.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at (541) 259-5801.

Blood drive set for Sept. 30 at SHHS

The local American Red Cross will collect blood from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St.

To donate, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

For more information, visit

Lebanon choir

recruiting singers

The Lebanon Community Chorus is recruiting singers for its annual classical winter concert for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, at the First Assembly of God church in Lebanon.

Rehearsals are at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church at 3111 South Main in Lebanon. They are held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

Colin Salisbury will direct his first classical concert featuring the Fauré “Requiem” in one half and holiday music in the other half including selections such as “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Variations on Deck the Halls,” and a “Wreath of Carols.”

Colin was co-director of the successful spring pops concert last April.

All singers are welcome with no auditions required. Singers pay $15 dues to participate, with limited scholarships available.

For further information, contact Carol Sedlacek at (541) 401-4606.

Museum sets new evening hours

The East Linn Museum has added new hours, special tours and a Local History Series this fall.

The museum will be open Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a Family Night on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m.

Museum staff also welcome special tours for any school group, church group or other organizations

that are interested in attending the museum. Contact the museum to schedule a time that will work for your group.

The museum will begin a Local History Series as well. Some of the topics include: The DollarRailroad, Santiam Wagon Road, Sweet Home’s First Settlers and the Kalapooia Indians.

Contact the museum for more information. Like its updated Facebook page to stay informed of upcoming events.

For more information, email or contact Lana Holden at (451) 409-0997.

PEO plans antique show for Oct. 10

The Sweet Home Chapter of the PEO is inviting people to “Antiques in the Afternoon,” an opportunity to have antiques, fine art and personal property appraised.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10, at Sunshine Industries, 1333 Clark Mill Road. Seating is limited, so a reservation is required. A reservation costs $25 and includes appraisal of one item by Gary Germer, a Portland area appraiser.

Light refreshments will be served.

Proceeds from the event support PEO college scholarships for women.

For more information, call Ann Rose at (541) 367-2052 or email

Chamber seeks teens for court

The Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications from local teens for the 2016 Sportsman’s Holiday Court and the Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Sportsman’s Holiday Court applications are being accepted from high school juniors and seniors who live within the Sweet Home School District, including East Linn Christian Academy and home-schooled girls.

The Junior Chamber is open to students in the ninth through 12th grades.

For applications or more information, contact the chamber at (541) 367-6186 or stop by at 1575 Main St.

Selection committee members include Kristina Mathers, Kayla Rosa, Karla Burcham, Kristin Adams, Ben Dahlenburg, Jeff Lynn, Nancy Patton, Ashley Stewart and Katrina Crabtree.

Meals on Wheels weekly menu

Meals on Wheels, also known as Your Table or Ours, offers 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.

First-time diners are invited to come in and have a free lunch to give it a try.

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

The lunch menu on Friday, Sept. 25, is roast turkey or roast pork with gravy, whipped potatoes, also with gravy, country trio vegetables, dill wheat bread and frosted chocolate cake.

The menu for Monday, Sept. 28, is chicken tetrazzini or beef chili with beans, chuckwagon corn, creamy coleslaw, wheat dinner roll and rhubarb applesauce.

The menu for Tuesday, Sept. 29, is turkey divan or spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian blend vegetables, tossed salad, cracked wheat roll and peaches.

For more information, call (541) 367-8843.


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