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Around Town June 13. 2017


June 13, 2017

Love Thy Neighbor

fund-raiser dinner

Home Sweet Home Cafe will hold a fund-raiser dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, for Love Thy Neighbor Services.

The menu will include Swedish meatballs on pasta with salad and dessert.

Family dinners are available to go. Call or text (541) 309-6194 to place a to-go order.

Pioneer Picnic

square dance

The Linn County Pioneer Assocation and the Sweet Home Squarenaders will hold a Pioneer Picnic Square Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Pioneer Park Dance Hall, 200 Park Ave, Brownsville.

The Square dance caller is Jim Voll and the Round dance cuer is Joyce Voll.

The dance is a casual dress dance and is free. Spectators are welcome.

For more information, call (541) 466-5536.

Cowboy Cadillac at

Farmer’s Market

Cowboy Cadillac trio will provide entertainment at the Sweet Home Farmer’s Market Tuesday, June 20.

Cowboy Cadillac band is from Harrisburg.

The trio will play songs from the 70s and 80s. The band plays country rock music.

Weigh in on county

transportation plan

A public meeting will be held to discuss the Linn County Transportation System Plan update from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Old Armory Building, 104 4th Ave SW, Albany.

The county’s updated Transportation System Plan will help guide improvements for driving, walking, biking, transit and transportation modes over the next 20 years.

So far the project team has assessed how well the transportation system works today and assessed how conditions might change over the next 20 to 25 years.

For more information, visit or contact Chuck Knoll, Linn County Engineer, at

Cascadia Cave hike

offered June 22

The Sweet Home Ranger Station will hold a guided two-mile hike to the Cascadia Cave at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 22.

Participants will follow the historic footsteps of the Kalapuya Indians along the lower floodplains of the South Santiam River.

The trail may be muddy.

The hike leaves promptly at 9 a.m. from the Ranger Office, 4431 Hwy 20.

Come prepared for a day in the forest with lunch, water and appropriate clothes.

For more information, contact

Summer reading at Brownsville library

Brownsville Community Library will hold a Summer Reading Program for children age preschool to 14.

The theme is Build A Better World. Activities will include building bird houses, a bike ride, group games, physical challenges, art projects and science experiments.

Registration begins Tuesday, June 27, during library hours. The program is free.

Free physicals

this Saturday

Student athletes needing a sports physical can get one for free on Saturday, June 17, at the Samaritan Lebanon Health Center facility, 675 N 5th St., Lebanon.

Physicans at the clinic will offer the physicals from 9 a.m. to noon on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in is encouraged by 11:30 a.m.

Students must pick up a sports physical form at their school and bring it to the physical, with the first page completed ans signed by a parent or guardian. No physical will be provided without the completed form and signature. A parent or guardian must be present at the time of the physcial.

For more information, call the clinic at (541) 451-7820.

Tractor safety training June 23

Linn-Benton Community College will begin Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety training June 23.

The class is geared for farm workers ages 14 to 18.

The three-day class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, June 23, 24 and 26.

Cost is $99.

Pre-registration is required and students must be at least 14 to register. Students and parents must sign a Liability Waiver/Indemnification form at the time of registration.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Community Education at (541) 917-4840. Registration packets are available online at

Blues artist to play

The Point June 24

Gabe Cox will provide entertainment at The Point Saturday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Cox’s music blends elements of blues, rock, funk and soul music. His second album was released in June 2016.

Cox is a two-time Muddy Award nominee from the Cascade Blues Association of Portland.

Reservations are required. To reserve seats, call (541) 367-1560.

Irrigation, water

conservation class

The Linn County Master Gardeners will hold a demonstration garden class on irrigation and water conservation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany.

The demo garden showcases research-based gardening ideas.

The Linn County Master Gardener Demonstration garden is located on the north side of the Expo center behind the hotels.

For more information, visit or call Pami at (541) 967-3871.

Running Wild 5K

at E.E. Wilson

The Running Wild 5K Run/Walk and Outdoor Skills Challenge will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, at E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area near Corvallis.

Participants can try four different outdoor skills at stations along the trail. All activities are supervised by ODFW staff or certified hunter and angler education volunteers.

Music and a wildlife information booth will be at the finish line.

Participants can visit the skills stations in any order and the events are optional.

No dogs will be allowed.

Cost is a $2.50 registration fee per entry plus $25 for adults, $20 for youth age 10-16, and free for youth 9 and under. Groups of five or more receive $5 discount per registrant. T-shirts available ($15 for adults, $12 for youth).

To register or purchase a t-shirt, visit

SHHS Class of ’77 to hold reunion

The Sweet Home High School class of 1977 will hold its 40-year class reunion from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Sweet Home Senior Center, 880 18th Ave.

RSVP to Lois Shaw at 24592 Stovall Lane, Philomath, OR 97370 or call (541) 760-1529.

‘Shaggy Dog’ to play in Box Car

Linn County Historical Museum will present "The Shaggy Dog,” the first live-action comedy produced by Disney Studios, at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24, in the Box Car Theater, 101 Park Ave., Brownsville.

The madcap adventure stars Fred MacMurray and Annette Funicello and is full of slapstick chases, sight gags, hot rods, spies and spells. Young Wilby Daniels is an ordinary teenager until a magical ring accidentally transforms him into a lumbering sheepdog whose owner is the leader of a plot of destroy the space program.

Filmed in black and white and released in 1959, the film is 102 minutes long.

Doors open at 6:45. Tickets can be purchased ahead at the museum or at the door. Suggested donation is $2 each.

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-timers are invited to visit and try a lunch for free.

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, June 16, is roast turkey with gravy, or barbecue smokehouse chop, Colcannon potatoes, succotash, squash bread and ice cream.

The menu on Monday, June 19, is chicken lo mein or cheese and green chile bake, cut green beans, marinated broccoli salad, multigrain roll and smores pudding.

The menu on Tuesday, June 20, is lima beans and ham, or spaghetti with meat sauce, country trio vegetables, spinach Romaine salad, cornmeal roll and hermit bar.

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


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