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Around Town May 11, 2016


May 10, 2016

Downtown block

party Saturday

Downtown businesses in Sweet Home will host a block party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

S.H.O.P (Sweet Home Outtasight Party) will include vendors selling tie-dyed clothes, jewelry, pooper scoopers and yard sale items in the back lot of Trash to Treasure, 1023 Main St.

Other activities will include a hula hoop contest, demonstrations, kids games, a photo booth and live music. There will also be a Best Hippie costume contest with prizes for adults and children. Customers who turn in a sales receipt dated May 14 from a local store, with their name written on the back, can qualify for door prizes. Little Promises will operate a concession stand and some local businesses will offer special indoor and sidewalk sales.

The event is being organized by Nancy Patton of Trash to Treasure, Amanda Spurlock of Hippie Hollow and former Chamber of Commerce director Andrea Culy.

For details, visit the Sweet Home Outasight Party Facebook page or contact Patton at (541) 409-4276.

Flea market at

Veterans Club

Sweet Home Veterans Club will hold a Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at 580 Main St.

Admission is free to the public. The event will include crafts, collectibles, carharts and miscellaneous parts – you name it.

For table space, contact Kimi at (541) 401-9844.

Dinner, auction to send kids to camp

Fir Lawn Lutheran Church will hold a prime rib dinner and its fifth annual Send A Kid To Camp Auction from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at 109 W. Holley Road.

Dinner is $25. The event has sent dozens of local children to Camp Lutherwood over the past five years. Auction donations are still being accepted.

Items for sale include a Traeger barbecue, an overnight getaway, jewelry and much more.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Patty at (541) 367-2919.

Public invited to pig roast, luau at Elks

The Sweet Home Elks Lodge is inviting the public to a pig roast and luau on May 14 at the lodge, 440 Osage St.

Shirley Austin is preparing a luau show, singing and dancing with a South Pacific theme, to go with the dinner.

The event is a prospective member night and a fund-raiser for the Elks building maintenance fund.

Cost is $15 for the dinner and the show, $5 for the show only. Tickets are on sale in the Elkhorn Saloon at the Elks Lodge.

For more information, call (541) 367-3559.

Square dance, BBQ Saturday night

Sweet Home Squarenaders will hold a "Wild West BBQ and Square Dance” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Oak Heights School gym, 6th Avenue and Elm Street.

A barbecue dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the Plus beginning at 7:30 and the main square dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Square dance caller will be Jim Voll and Jackie Gale will cue round dances.

Suggested donation for the dance is $5 for adults and $4 for youths, and an additional donation may be made for the dinner.

For information, call (541) 466-5536 or (541) 409-0345.

City employees plan food drive

Sweet Home city employees will hold a canned food drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the parking lot in the 1100 block between Sweet Home City Hall on 12th Avenue and Sweet Home Library on 13th Avenue.

Items needed are canned fruit, vegetables, beans, soups, stews or chili, juice, tuna, salmon, chicken – basically any canned good that is not expired. The event is sponsored by the city employees union, AFSCME, and will benefit SHEM.

Vision support

group May 18

The Mid Valley Low Vision Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Brookdale Grand Prairie, 1929 Grand Prairie, Albany.

Laura Ericks will speak. In spite of a series of illnesses and toxic medication which blinded her in both eyes and destroyed her kidneys, Ericks has managed to not only become successful but to survive and thrive.

The support group is free to attend. All are welcome. Coffee and cookies are provided. For more information, call (541) 928-5008.

Help unload 40,000 books

Volunteers are needed to help unload and sort a truckload of 40,000 books that will arrive Friday, May 20, at Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St.

The books are coming from First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides books and educational resources to children in need. They will be distributed to low-income children in Sweet Home.

A book sorting party will be held starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Activities Gym at the high school. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Velma Canfield at or (541) 401-0813.

Women’s PTSD

class offered in SH

A women’s PTSD Class will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. on Fridays, starting May 20, at Sweet Home Christian Church, 1825 Long St., in the education building.

The class is open to the community and free of charge. The purpose for us coming together is to strengthen each other as we move forward. PTSD does not need to be battled alone. The purpose of the class is to offer PTSD victims a safe place to heal.

For more information contact Stacey at (541) 367-0772.

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.

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, May 13, is mini Santa Fe or turkey club mini salad on spinach Romaine, minestrone soup, wheat dinner roll and golden fruit cup.

The menu for Monday, May 16, is chicken a la king or pork sausage gravy over whipped potatoes, country trio vegetables, cracked wheat bread and lime pear gelatin.

The menu for Tuesday, May 17, is breaded baked fish with dill sauce or beef mushroom patty, creamed potatoes, broccoli cuts, oatmeal bread and mixed fruit cup.


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