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Around Town November 15, 2016


November 15, 2016

College faculty art on display at LBCC

Local artists’ works are on display in Linn-Benton Community College’s North Santiam Hall and South Santiam Hall galleries.

The North Hall is presenting a group exhibition of diverse work by Oregon State University faculty members through Dec. 2 at 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The OSU Art Faculty Show features 14 artists: Evan Baden, Michael Boonstra, Julia Bradshaw, Katherine Campbell, Anna Fidler, Lee Ann Garrison, Julie Green, Stephen Hayes, Yuji Hiratsuka, Shelley Jordon, Andrew Myers, Felix Oliveros, Kerry Skarbakka, and John Whitten.

The work on view showcases a vivid range of subject matter, style and media including photography, paintings in oil, tempera and acrylic; printmaking using screen and chine colle techniques; graphite on paper, and video.

The South Hall gallery display features an exhibit of recent artwork from Eugene-based mixed-media assemblage artist Beverly Soasey, Corvallis printmaker and painter Carol Chapelr; and glass artist Jerri Bartholomew, entitled Through the Looking Glass, also through Dec. 2.

Through the Looking Glass features paintings, drawings, assemblages and glass work that intertwines each artist’s concept of art and science.

Soasey’s, Chapel’s, and Bartholomew’s work can also be seen on their websites, respectively,,, and

LBCC art galleries are free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Art Guild offers display, classes

Linn County Arts Guild invites local artists and crafters to be vendors in its 8th Annual Holiday Gift Store, through Dec. 24.

Visit the guild’s Gifts & Gallery Store at 605 Main St. in downtown Lebanon to pick up an application or visit

The guild is also offering a beginning oil painting class by Don Ross from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the store.

Cost is $60 and participants will take home a finished 11x14-inch painting.

Also, wirewrapped jewelry classes, taught by Catherine Stauffer, will be offered on Dec. 7 and 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The first session will focus on how to work with wire, and participants will work on and finish their pieces in the second, also at the store.

Students should bring their own needle-nosed pliers. All other materials are provided. Cost is $45, which includes both sessions.

For more information or to sign up, visit the gallery or call (541) 497-0386.

Christmas tree permits available

U.S. Forest Service Christmas tree permits are available at the Sweet Home Ranger District office, 4431 Highway 20.

Permits are $5 each. They allow the holder to cut one tree in designated areas. Each household can purchase up to five permits. Fourth-graders who have an ”Every Kid in the Park” pass ( qualify for a free tree permit.

Tree permits are also available from Bi-Mart in Lebanon and Sweet Home, Coffee Hut, DanDee Sales and the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce in Sweet Home.

Be prepared for the unexpected. Dress in layers, bring proper equipment (handsaw or axe, tire chains and a shovel). Bring extra food, drinking water, blankets, a flashlight and a first aid kit. Let a friend or family member know your plans before you leave. Get an early start and leave the woods well before dark.

Cutting maps are available at the Ranger District from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or online at

For more information, call (541) 367-5168.

Meet new SH city

manager Thursday

Sweet Home residents are invited to stop by and meet new City Manager Ray Towry at a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at City Hall Annex (Council Chambers).

Towry, of Ephrata, Wash. began work Monday, Nov. 14.

For more information, contact Julie at (541) 367-8969.

‘Path of True Love’ play at LBCC

LBCC Performing Arts will perform the play "The Path of True Love” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17-19 in the atrium outside the college Bookstore, Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The student-directed play is produced in the Commedia dell’ Arte style, a popular form of Italian theater during the Renaissance that combines the use of masks and improvisational slapstick comedy with singing and dancing.

This fun, lighthearted play spins the story of Captain Spa- vento, who decides to marry Isabella with the approval of her father, only to find Isabella and her maid, Franceschina, have come up with a convoluted plan to keep Isabella away from the Captain and in the arms of her true love.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students and seniors. This play is not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Purchase tickets online at linn, or one hour prior to performance.

SH Genealogists monthly meeting

The Sweet Home Genealogy Society will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Genealogy Library, 1223 Kalmia St.

Following the business meeting, a question and answer session will be held for research and computer inquiries.

For more information, call (541) 367-5034.

Father Daughter Dance Saturday

The second annual Father Daughter Dance will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Sweet Home High School Activities Gym, 1641 Long St.

The event, hosted by Sweet Home Junior Cheer, is open to fathers and daughters aged 1 to 18.

Tickets are $25 per couple, and $5 per additional daughter. Semi-formal attire is required.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with complimentary "Cherish the Moment” photographs at admission.

Tickets are available at Sunshine Espresso or by contacting Kayla at (541) 401-0772.

Turkey Bingo in SHHS cafeteria

Play Turkey Bingo and benefit the Sweet Home High School Forestry Club and the Volunteer Firefighters Association from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the high school cafeteria.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is 25 cents per card/game or $20 for the evening (four cards). This is a family event, so all ages are welcome. Concessions will be available.

Every bingo wins a turkey and there will be raffle drawings and door prizes. Participants must be present to win.

For more information, contact Karla at (541) 401-3339, Dustin at (541) 401-5772 or Heather at (541) 401-7077.

Charter School can drive/bake sale

Sweet Home Charter School will hold a baked goods sale and bottle and can drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Les Schwab Tires, 18th and Main.

The school is raising money to send students to Washington, D.C.

For more information, call (541) 367-1833.

Red Cross seeks blood donors

American Red Cross will collect blood donations for the holiday season, when donations decline due to other activities, in Lebanon over the next week.

Donations can be made Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wal-Mart, 3290 S. Santiam Hwy. And from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 3111 S. Main Road.

To make an appointment to donate, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-733-2767. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.

High school students and other donors 18 or younger may have to meet qualification requirements.

Thad Beckman to perform benefit

Sunshine Industries will present Thad Beckman in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at 1333 Clark Mill Road.

Beckman specializes in blues and folkstyle guitar with what one reviewer called "a voice that raps like shoe leather on roadside gravel, and a finer-picked guitar on which notes fly by like railroad ties under a fast-moving freight.”

The event is one of a series of monthly benefit concerts for Sunshine. Suggested donation for tickets is $10 for pre-sale, $12 at the door.

For more information, call (541) 367-2765 or visit

Fund-raiser bake sale for gleaners

Fairshare Gleaners will hold a Pie Paloosa bake sale fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, in front of Dollar Tree 2660 Santiam Hwy. in Lebanon.

Pecan pies will be $10; other flavors will be $7 each. Bake sale donations are welcome.

Pre-orders are available for set prices and must be submitted by Friday, Nov. 18. They can be picked up on Nov. 22.

To pre-order, contact Kathy at (541) 401-1657 or Bernice at (541) 409-6689. Leave a message with your pie request, your name and your phone number.

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, Nov. 18, is black bean and beef chili or macaroni and cheese, parslied carrots, tossed salad, cracked wheat roll and lime whip.

The menu for Monday, Nov. 21, is chicken and dumplings or spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic roll, cut green beans, marinated broccoli salad and peaches.

The menu for Tuesday, Nov. 22, is roast turkey or Salisbury patty, both with gravy, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, bread dressing with gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin custard with topping.

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


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