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Around Town July 26, 2016


July 26, 2016

Last minute: Art

for Alzheimers

The Alzheimer’s Network is offering a free art class from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 27.

This art class will be using watercolor paints and salt to create a textured painting. The class is designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias and their family members or caregivers. A caregiver must be present, no respite will be available.

Register by calling the office at (503) 364-8100 or by emailing

Classic rocker at Marks Ridge Friday

Ray Hanna will perform classic rock ’n’ roll at 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Marks Ridge Winery, 29255 Berlin Road.

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

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

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

Music, produce at

Farmer’s Market

Sweet Home’s Farmer’s 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.

Too Slim Tom and Miz Marsha are performing blues, swing and rags, featuring vocal harmonies, guitar and harmonica, on July 26.

On Aug. 2 Dave Rogers will perform world classical guitar and Songs of the New West.

He specializes in settings of Irish and Scottish music, Balkan Gypsy dances, and classical guitar masterworks from all over Europe and the Americas, "punctuated with amazingly lively rhythm, with sensitive and expressive quality of tone,” according to his website.

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.

Drawing lessons

at Art Center

Brownsville Art Center is offering Children’s Drawing Camps from 9 a.m. to noon over the next two weeks at 255 Main St.

"Draw Any Animal” will be offered July 27-29. "Draw Dinosaurs” will be offered Aug. 3-5.

The $35 tuition includes a sketchbook.

For more information, call (541) 990-9478 or email

Sheriff’s Office to hold Dog Fest

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office will hold its third annual Dog Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Linn County Animal Shelter, 3008 Ferry St. SW, Albany.

The event will include license amnesty on all non-enforced late fees, half price adoptions, $15 microchip clinic and a dog wash. The Oregon Mobile Veterinary Services will offer a low-cost vaccine clinic, as well as other veterinary services. There will be a dog contest and a treasure hunt for kids 12 and under (prizes awarded).

The Sheriff’s Office will provide a barbecue lunch with drinks and music. Numerous other vendors will have booths set up as well.

Raffle prizes will be handed out, along with a one-year supply of dog food (12 bags), and free T-shirts will go to the first 50 raffle entries. The shelter is also sponsoring a pet food give-away.

The Albany Police Department and Linn County Sheriff’s Office will stage K-9 demonstrations.

Quilt show and

sale at local church

A Clothesline Quilt Show and Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30, from at Fir Lawn Lutheran Church, 1st Avenue and West Holley Road (Highway 228) in Sweet Home.

Come enjoy an outdoor display of beautiful quilts and a Christmas-in-July opportunity to gift yourself or a loved one for only $30 each.

Proceeds from the sale provide quilt making supplies for local ladies who make and send over 300 quilts a year to the Lutheran World Relief Fund.

Trails Committee

to meet Aug. 4

Interested in seeing development of new and existing trails in the Sweet Home area?

Sweet Home Trails Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at The Point Restaurant.

All interested local residents are welcome. Items to be discussed include the South Hills Trail, Hobart Park, and scheduling trial hikes and trail maintenance.

For more information, email

‘Oklahoma!’ on

stage in Lebanon

Lebanon Association for Theatre Arts will present six performances of "Oklahoma!” at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 through 6 in the Lebanon High School auditorium.

A 2 p.m. matinee performance will be offered Aug. 6 as well. Tickets are $8 seniors//students and $10 general admission.

For more information, contact

Tickets are on sale in Lebanon at: Stainthorpe’s Music, Umpqua Bank, LinnCo Credit Union and the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce

Keyboard classics

at LDS church

A free piano and organ concert will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1155 22nd Ave.

The public is welcome.

Performers will include Carmen Wolthuis Hall of Provo, Utah, and her son Andrew, John Wittwer and Henry B. Wolthuis of Sweet Home, and Caryn Wolthuis Dewey of Camas, Wash.

The event will introduce the church’s new Allen organ.

The program will include selections by J.S. Bach, Saint Saens, Nikolei Kaputsin, Haydn, Chopin, Dvorak, Debussy and much more.

Refreshments will be served following the performances.

Gordon Meadows

hike offered Aug. 6

Sweet Home Ranger District is offering a hike to Gordon Meadows Friday, Aug. 6.

Led by Tony Farque, hikers will experience wetlands, old growth, a mountain meadow, cross-country travel, a historic trail shelter location and "The Edge of the World” site. Mostly downhill, the hike will be about six miles.

Cost is $10 per person or $5 with a Senior or Access Pass. Register at or call 1-877-444-6777 and press #1 for tours. Tours often fill up quickly, so early registration is recommended.

For more information, times and fees, stop by district headquarters at 4331 Hwy 20 or call (541) 367-5168.

Old-time livestock


The Back Country Horsemen of Oregon and the Friends of Fish Lake are bringing back a taste of the old days by hosting a demonstration of livestock use at the historic Fish Lake Remount Depot, just off Highway 126, less than a mile from the junction of Highway 126 and Highway 20. The event will run Aug. 6-12.

The demonstration will include the use of a horse and two mules and will provide hands-on education for visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Livestock packing equipment will be on display and basic Leave No Trace and Hands-

On Packing clinics will be presented from 10 a.m to noon, with advanced clinics from 2 to 4 p.m. Several certified instructors will assist with the clinics. All ages are invited to join in this family-friendly activity.

No advanced registration is necessary.

For more information, contact: Phil Hufstader of Back Country Horsemen of Oregon at or (541) 914-3725; or Rolf Anderson of Friends of Fish Lake at or (541) 688-4949.

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.

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 Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays.

No lunch will be served Friday, July 29, due to Oregon Jamboree preparations.

The menu for Monday, Aug. 1, is turkey divan bake or beef rigatoni, green peas, marinated zucchini salad, white dinner roll and orange whip.

The menu for Tuesday, Aug. 2, is hearty chicken stew or beef chili with beans, whole kernel corn, garden vegetable salad, cornmeal roll and peanut butter bar.

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


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