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Around Town August 3, 2016


August 2, 2016

Veteran rockers to play at Marks Ridge

The Brewketts – Mike Brewer, Pete "The Beat” Burger and Russ Whitlatch will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Marks Ridge Winery, 29255 Berlin Road.

All three Eugene-area musicians are veterans of the industry, playing with major figures in previous decades.

Brewer was one of the founding members of the Mary Butterworth Band in Southern California in the late 1960s, part of the psychedelic rock movement of the period. The band’s lone album, "Mary Butterworth,” became a cult hit.

He’s performed with heavy hitters such as Booker T. Jones, Lee Ritenour and the Elton John Band. He wrote "Feeling I Get,” featured in the Oscar / Golden Globe Award-winning movie "Lost in Translation,” starring Bill Murray and Scarlet Johansson.

Burger has played with major blues figures such as James Cotton, Brian Setzer, Kingfish and many others, as well as rockers Chuck Berry and The Coasters.

Whitlatch has performed with Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Merle Haggard and more.

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 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

‘Oklahoma!’ runs through Saturday

Lebanon Association for Theatre Arts is presenting 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 for "Oklahoma!” are on sale in Lebanon at: Umpqua Bank, Stainthorpe’s Music, LinnCo Credit Union and the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce.

Free piano, organ

concert Saturday

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.

Car fix-it class for

teens – and others

Does your teen (or you) need to learn how to handle basic fix-it on the car?

Linn-Benton Community College offers "Under the Hood,” a hands-on class that provides a brief overview of important car maintenance procedures, safety precautions, dollar-saving diagnostics and more. Participants learn how to change oil and filters, fix a flat tire, jump-start a dead battery and install tire chains as time allows.

The class is designed for teens, but any ​ age can participate. Class will be held from 9 to 11:50 a.m. Saturday, ​Aug. 6, at the Automotive Technology building at LBCC’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center in Lebanon, 2000 W. Oak St. Cost is $49.

For more information or to register, visit, email or call LBCC Community Education at (541) 917-4840.

Historic livestock use demonstration

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.

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.

Bard in the Quad

starts at OSU

Oregon State University’s popular Bard in the Quad program returns for its 11th season in August with a production of Shakespeare’s witty and romantic "Love’s Labour’s Lost.”

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4-7 and Aug. 11-14 in OSU’s Memorial Union Quad, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way, Corvallis.

The play is set in an elegant garden inspired by the 18th-century French court of Versailles and will feature original music composed for the production.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for OSU students. Tickets are available for purchase online at

For questions regarding tickets, seating, group ticket discounts and other accommodations, contact Marissa Solini at (541) 737-2784.

Farmer’s Market

Tuesday in SH

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.

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

On Aug. 2 Dave Rogers will perform world classical guitar and Songs of the New West. Performing on Aug. 9 will be Cowboy Cadillac, a trio out of Harrisburg led by Richie Stiles best known for its fusion of many musical genres – they can play just about anything.

OSU to hold dry farming demos

The Oregon State University Extension Small Farms Program will host Dry Farming Field Days at four sites in Western Oregon this year. In Corvallis, there will be two field day sites on Aug. 9.

The first will be from 3 to 5 p.m. at OSU Vegetable Research Farm, 34306 NE Electric Road, Corvallis. See the fresh market winter squash dryland trial. This project is working to identify high-yielding, long-storing and good-tasting winter squash varieties when grown under dryland conditions.The second Field Day will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture, 844 SW 35th St., Corvallis.

Come learn about the Dry Farming Collaborative, see crops (tomatoes, squash, melons, potatoes) grown without any supplemental irrigation in the field, observe roots from soil pits in irrigated and dry farmed plots, do side-by-side tastings of dry farmed and irrigated tomatoes and melons, and more!

These are free drop-in style events. For more information about the other dry farming field days in August and to RSVP if you plan to attend, visit:

For more information, contact Chrissy Lucas at the Benton County Extension office, (541) 766-3556.

‘Zootopia’ free screening in park

City of Sweet Home Parks and Recreation will screen an outdoor movie, "Zootopia,” at dusk on Aug. 11 in Sankey Park.

Admission is free and the public is encouraged to show up early and enjoy the park. The movie is one of three that will shown over three successive Thursdays in the park. The others will be announced in future issues.

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

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, Aug. 5, is chicken Alfredo pasta or cheese and green chile bake, cut green beans, carrot pineapple salad, cornmeal roll and apple rhubarb crisp.

The menu for Monday, Aug. 8, is roast turkey with gravy or BBQ smokehouse chop, Lyonnaise potatoes, broccoli cuts, wheat bran bread and cinnamon applesauce.

The menu for Tuesday, Aug. 9, is roast pork or turkey patty and whipped potatoes with gravy, Capri blend vegetables, multigrain bread, and lime gelatin jewels with whipped topping.

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


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