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September 20, 2016

Museum historical

Scavenger Hunt

The East Linn Museum is offering a Scavenger Hunt of Sweet Home’s History from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, starting at the musuem, 746 Long St.

Bring your team or family (five to eight people) to participate in a scavenger hunt of historic places in Sweet Home. You will need transportation to travel around Sweet Home and cell phones to take pictures of the places on the list.

There will be no charge for this event but donations are always welcome.

Seniors Medicare

class offered

A Medicare class that will cover the basics of Medicare parts A, B, C, and D will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 24 at the Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Annex, 44 Industrial Way in Lebanon.

The class is designed for anyone who will be eligible for Medicare within a few months or is new to Medicare. Current beneficiaries who would like a better understanding of their Medicare benefits and options for changes or additional coverage in 2016 will also find this class valuable. Spouses and other relatives are welcome to attend.

Reservations are required.

A SHIBA counselor will lead the class, which is sponsored by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of the OCWCOG.

To reserve a seat, call (541) 812-0849.

Trustees to explore facility upgrades

Sweet Home School District trustees will hold a board work session at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the district Board Room, 1920 Long St.

Board members will explore community bonds and state matching funds for facility and safety upgrades to district schools.

For more information, call (541) 367-7105.

CASA to hold

annual luncheon

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Linn County will hold its annual "I Am For The Child” luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Boulder Falls Inn and Conference Center in Lebanon.

The event benefits CASA, which trains volunteers who advocate for children who have been abused and are in foster care locally. In 2015, 88 trained volunteers advocated for 221 children placed in Linn County foster care. Some 70 children still await an advocate.

Opportunities to sponsor a table are available.

For more information, contact CASA at (541) 926-2651.

Farmer’s Market

final artist Sept. 27

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 has included live music each week, thanks to grants from the Oregon Country Fair and the Linn County Cultural Coalition.

The final concert for this season will be Tuesday, Sept. 27, as guitarist Dave Rogers will perform world classical guitar and songs of the New West.

Harvest Festival

Oct. 1 at Sankey

Sweet Home will hold its 10th annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Sankey Park.

Activities include pumpkin decorating, tree climbing, potato sack races, face painting, photo ops, a petting zoo, wagon rides and more. Coffee, cider and popcorn will be served and The Heavy Chevy Band will provide live music.

Everything is free while supplies last.

An apple pie bake-off and a chili cook-off are being held. Entries are limited, so interested participants are encouraged to connect early on that.

For more information on the contests or the festival in general, contact Katie Wilcox at (541) 367-8113 or

Tribute runs in

Roseburg Oct. 1

A tribute run event will be held Oct. 1 in Roseburg as a "positive community experience” for Umpqua Valley residents who experienced the Oct. 1, 2015 shootings at Umpqua Community College.

Proceeds from the event will fund UCC student scholarships in honor of each victim and in recognition of those who survived.

The event will be held rain or shine, including a scenic 9k race, a 5k run/walk, and a kids race followed by awards and a community concert.

Races start at 10 a.m. in Roseburg’s Stewart Park. The kids races will be held at noon in Stewart Park, following the other races, and will include 200-meter, 400-meter and half-mile distances for those 12 and under.

Virtual runners around the world can run the 5k or 9k and support the cause from their location. All race swag, including a shirt, will be mailed directly to them.

For more information, costs and to sign up, visit

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 lunch menu on Friday, Sept. 23, is roast turkey or Salisbury patty, whipped potatoes with gravy, country trio vegetables, dill wheat bread, frosted chocolate cake.

The menu for Monday, Sept. 26, is chicken tetrazzini or beef chili with beans, chuckwagon corn, creamy coleslaw, wheat dinner roll and rhubarb applesauce.

The menu for Tuesday, Sept. 27, is ground beef and noodles or sweet and sour chicken and rice, green peas, marinated spring garden salad, multigrain roll and spiced pears.

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


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