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Around Town December 13, 2016


December 13, 2016

Blood collection

events locally

Blood donors are needed by the American Red Cross during December, when supplies tend to decline because people are busy.

To encourage donations, all donors between Dec. 22 and Jan. 8 will receive a long-sleeved Red Cross T-shirt while supplies last.

Area donation dates and locations are:

n 1 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 16 at Community Chapel, 42250 Ames Creek Drive, in Sweet Home.

n 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 22 at Linn-Benton Community College, 44 Industrial Way, in Lebanon.

n 1 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 29 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Brownsville, 1111 N. Main.

n 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 30 at Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St.

Donations will also be taken throughout the month of December in Albany.

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

To donate, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.

Also needed are volunteer transportation specialists, who deliver blood products to local area hospitals. For more information and to apply for a volunteer transportation specialist position, contact Lynne Calmus at (509) 943-7812.

Artist plans Hope Center benefit

Heidi Womack will perform a benefit concert for the Hope Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Hillside Fellowship, 501 Nandina St.

The program will include old Christmas favorites as well as new originals written by Womack. All proceeds will benefit the Hope Center.

Local musician to

play Saturday

Jobe Woosley and Co. will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Downtown Dog, 780 S. Main St., in Lebanon.

Their music ranges from introspective ballads to "hard-core” blues/rock.

Christmas pet photos for KATA

Kitty Angel Team Adoption is offering photos with your pet and Santa at Petco stores in Albany, Corvallis and Salem from 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 17.

Cost is $10 and proceeds benefit KATA, which is a local non-profit organization that works to find warm, caring adoptive homes and families for otherwise unwanted kittens and adult cats, including feral cats. It also promotes responsible neutering of cats and provides assistance to low-income people who are unable to pay to do so.

For more information, 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.

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, Dec. 16, is beef patty with scallopini sauce or roast pork with gravy, whipped potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, bran wheat bread and candy cane cake.

The menu for Monday, Dec. 19, is chicken Alfredo pasta or western pork stew, zucchini with red peppers, spinach Romaine salad, seven grain roll and fresh orange.

The menu for Tuesday, Dec. 20, is roast turkey or meatloaf, both with gravy, whipped potatoes, soccotash, oatmeal bread and strawberry ice cream.

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


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