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Around Town July 13, 2016


July 12, 2016

Lebanon vigil

for police planned

A candlelight vigil to honor of the five Dallas, Texas, police officers killed in last week’s shootings will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at Ralston Park Lebanon, immediately following the Concerts in the Park.

The vigil will be centered under the Gazebo. Various dignitaries will be present. Participants are asked to bring a candle.

Ralston Park is located at the junction of Park (Highway 20 west) and Oak streets.

For information, contact Dala Johnson at (541) 258-4339.

Eugene band to

perform July 14

Sol Seed, a high-energy reggae-based Eugene band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at Sankey Park.

This is the first event of the city Parks and Recreation Department’s summer entertainment program, which will include the Jake Blair Band on July 21 and three outdoor movies in August.

Sol Seed bills itself as having "a distinct sound combining elements of rock, hip hop, soul, world music and psychedelic jam with a Reggae foundation to form a positive musical fusion” with "thought-provoking lyrics, infectious grooves and high-energy live performances.”

For more information, contact Katie at (541) 367-8113 or

Classical musicians at Marks Ridge

David Rogers and Laura Wayte will present a program of classical guitar and voice at 7 p.m. Friday, July 15, at Marks Ridge Winery, 29255 Berlin Road.

Rogers is an endorsing artist for GHS Strings and his music has been featured in major guitar magazines such as Fingerstyle Guitar in the United States and Akustic Gitarre, in Germany. His performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk and he has recorded for Dorian, Callisto and Focus Recordings.

He has given recitals and conducted master classes throughout North America and was a musician with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 17 years and taught at Southern Oregon University for 13. He performs widely throughout the Willamette Valley and beyond.

Wayte, a soprano, has earned a master’s degree in voice from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and has performed with a wide variety of symphony orchestras and opera companies. She particularly enjoys performing German and French art songs, and new chamber music, giving solo recitals, some in very intimate venues, including several world premiers of contemporary compositions. Since 2006 she has been a faculty member at the University of Oregon and teaches privately.

Bring your own picnic or snacks and enjoy open air seating at bistro tables or bring a chair or blanket.

The concert is the first of weekly Friday night offerings through August at the winery, which will feature a wide range of musical styles. Entry is $10 per person. No outside alcohol is allowed.

For more information, call (541) 974-4457 or visit

Couple to perform

at Farmers Market

Sweet Home’s Farmers Market runs from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays in the City Hall Parking lot at the corner of 12th and Kalmia, and will continue weekly at that time through October.

Mike and Darlene Ryan will perform on July 19. Their repertoire includes a wide range of music styles, including polkas and waltzes, European and Hawaiian folk music, 1930s through ’50s dance music, show tunes and childrens’ songs.

Vendors will sell produce, pasture-raised chicken, lamb, beef and pork, wild-caught fresh salmon and steelhead, locally made preserves and much more.

Oregon Trail customers get an additional $10 each week.

Also, the market includes live music each week, thanks to grants from the Oregon Country Fair and the Linn County Cultural Coalition.

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, July 15, is chicken or tuna pasta salad on spinach Romaine, lentil soup, wheat roll and chilled peaches.

The menu for Monday, July 18, is roast pork with orange glaze or country steak with gravy, Colcannon potatoes, lima beans, cracked wheat bread and hermit bar.

The menu for Tuesday, July 19, is meatloaf or shaved turkey sandwich half on wheat bread, minestrone soup, country slaw and applesauce.

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


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