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Around Town October 25, 2016


October 25, 2016

Final edible

mushroom hike

The Sweet Home Ranger District is offering a Fall Edible Mushrooms excursion Friday, Oct. 28.

This is a moderate, approximately two-mile hike. Come prepared for an exciting day of learning to identify local varieties of edible mushrooms in the forest. Bring a small collecting knife and bags or baskets.

Plan on spending the day and make sure to bring appropriate clothing, footwear and lunch. You also will need a picking bucket. A milk jug attached to your belt allows you to keep both hands free.

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.


films in Brownsville

Looking for something to do on these cold, rainy nights?

The Linn County Historical Museum at 101 Park Ave. in Brownsville is offering a monthly film series in the Boxcar Theatre.

Family-friendly movies will begin in October and continue through the winter.

Start the Halloween festivities at the museum at 7 p.m. Saturday night, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. and prepare to be spooked by the original black and white "Dracula,” starring Bela Lugosi and Helen Chandler. Made in 1931, this classic is full of creepy chills.

Admission to Museum Movie Night is by donation at the door. Seating is limited to 29, so arrive early. In order to protect the museum’s artifacts, no food/drink is allowed in the theater.

For more information on Movie Night, call (541) 466-3390 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Stand-down for

homeless veterans

A Mid-Valley Stand Down for Homeless Vets will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at The River Center, 3000 S. Santiam Hwy., in Lebanon.

Multiple organizations will provide information and help with Disability or Social Security benefits, employment services for veterans, housing, rental or utility assistance, Legal Aid, medical resources and much more. A dental van will be on site.

Participants are asked to bring proof of their veterans status. Transportation can be provided.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

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 weekly 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, Oct. 28, is southern chicken and rice or macaroni and cheese, zucchini and tomatoes, marinated broccoli salad, cornmeal roll and orange whip.

The menu for Monday, Oct. 31, is beef patty or roast turkey, both with gravy, whipped potatoes with gravy, green peas, bran oat bread and red devil beet cake.

The menu for Tuesday, Nov. 1, is scalloped potatoes and ham or beef Spanish rice, cut green beans, pineapple slaw, oat bran roll and lemon pudding.

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


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