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Around Town May 2, 2017


May 2, 2017

Fund-raiser for

homeless Thursday

Home Sweet Home Cafe will hold a fund-raiser dinner for Love Thy Neighbor services from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at 1333 Main St.

The dinner will include lasagna, sides, drink and dessert. Cost is $5 for kids, $8 for a regular and $10 for a large meal.

Pop Warner youth

football sign-ups

Registration for Lebanon’s Pop Warner football will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 5, and 9 to noon Saturday, May 20, at the Sweet Home Mennonite Church Gym, 1266 44th Ave.

Registration is open to grades K-6 (age 5 by July 31).

For more information, email

Democrats to talk

NVP Compact

Arguments for and against Oregon joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, during the monthly meeting of the Linn County Democrats at Albany Public Library, 2450 15th Ave. S.E.

The meeting will be preceded by a social time starting at 6.

In response to the last election, county and state parties, as well as state legislatures, have been signing on to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV).

The NPV would guarantee the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular vote in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. So far, NPV has been enacted into law in 11 states with 165 electoral votes, according to

The interstate compact would take effect if it were enacted by states with 105 more electoral votes.

A draft of a Linn County Democratic Party resolution urging the Oregon Legislature to pass bills supporting the interstate compact will be read and voted on during the meeting.

Also on the agenda will be a discussion about the May 16 special district elections.

The Linn County Democrats normally meet on the first Thursday of the month, but a scheduling conflict pushed the next meeting to Friday, May 5.

For more information, contact Linn County Democratic Party Co-Chairs Nancy Greenman, (541) 990-2370, or Richard Cundiff, (541) 683-1350.

Photoshop for

genealogists May 6

The Linn Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, at the Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany.

Sarah Holmes will teach a workshop titled "What can Photoshop Elements Do for me?” Participants will learn the wide scope of what can be done with "Photoshop Elements” in relation to family histories, scrapbooking and repairing old photos.

For more information, call the LGS Library at (541) 791-1618 or visit

Carriage Me Back

in Brownsville

Carriage Me Back to 1898 will be held in Brownsville on from 10 to noon and 1 to 3:30 on Saturday, May 6, and noon to 4 on Sunday, May 7.

This event is a community drama of life during a specific year in the rich past of historic Brownsville. Dressed in period costumes, local actors take on the personalities of colorful historical characters. Carriage rides will take visitors from the Linn County Historical Museum to the Moyer House. Music will be provicded in the courtyard of the Museum and will be presented by local area artists. Music will be typical of the period.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children (11 and under), and $160 for a full carriage (20 people). Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the museum at (541) 466-5856.

Men needed for

‘My Fair Lady’

Lebanon Association for Theatre Arts is seeking men for the ensemble group for its Aug. 1-5 production of "My Fair Lady.”

Auditions begin at 6 p.m. Monday, May 8, at Cascade School, 7th St. Lebanon.

For more information, email or visit

Ventriloquist to perform for women

After 5 Connection will present "Look Who’s Talking” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at The Lobby, 661 S. Main St.

Faye Pruitt, artist, musician and ventriloquist, will bring "Willie” to entertain with his funny antics. Faye will also share how she learned to live again after a tragic car accident. Her husband Bill will join her as they sing a song together. Participants are encouraged to bring their daughters.

For reservations contact Sherri at (541) 258-6414 or email or Nancy at (541) 259-1396 or email If unable to attend, please cancel your reservation.

Fir Lawn kids camp scholarship auction

Fir Lawn Lutheran Church will hold its annual "Send a Kid to Camp” auction and Pork Palooza dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at 109 W. Holly Road.

Cost is $20 per person for dinner and dinner begins at 5.

Events include duck derby, live and silent auctions, pie procurement, wine wall and poke a pig.

RSVP for dinner by May 8. For tickets and information, call Patty Holk at (541) 990-1487.

Scouts Mother’s Day plant sale

Boy Scout Troop 350 and Cub Scout Pack 350 will hold their annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale from 9 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Les Schwab in Lebanon, 2275 S Santiam Hwy.

Plants will include hanging baskets, patio pots, color spots, flowers, tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, vegetables and herbs.

All plants were planted, transplanted and cared for by the Scouts for this sale. This event helps pay for monthly events, awards, dues and scholarships.

GOP to feature Kris Anne Hall

The Hero Half Marathon will held Saturday, May 27, at the Community Chapel, 42250 Ames Creek Road.

Running events and start times are:

– 1.3 mile fun run/walk, 10:15 a.m.

– 8k run, 10 a.m.

– Half Marathon, 10 a.m.

Proceeds benefit the Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 585 and Keaton Coffey Memorial Scholarship.

Register at or visit or Facebook.

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 menu on Friday, May 5, is white bean chicken chili or beef enchilada bake, steamed carrots, Romaine iceberg salad, squash roll and Mexican chocolate pudding.

The menu on Monday, May 8, is roast turkey or Salisbury steak, both with gravy, whipped potatoes, also with gravy, broccoli Normandy, onion bread and peanut butter bar.

The menu on Tuesday, May 9, is a turkey or tuna salad sandwich half on wheat bread, chunky tomato rice soup, marinated zucchini salad and spiced pears.

Volunteers are needed for both kitchen help and meal delivery.

For more information, contact Norene at (541) 367-8843.


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