Around Town June 20, 2017


June 20, 2017

Play pickleball

this summer

Lebanon Pickleball Club invite everyone to come and try pickleball at Century Park, 306 S. 5th St.

Drop-in play is Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 to 11 a.m. and Saturdays 9 to noon.

Cost is $3 per session and $20/10 session punch cards are available to LPC members. First timers play free.

Pickleball is played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.

For more information, call (541) 401- 9780 OR (541) 258-7105 or go to

Folk musician at

Farmer’s Market

Kurt Smith will provide entertainment at the Sweet Home Farmer’s Market Tuesday, June 27.

Smith specializes in Canadian folk and tunes from the 70s.

Free lunch for kids

through Aug. 25

Sweet Home School District will provide free lunch to children ages 18 and younger from June 21 to Aug. 25.

No meals will be served on July 4, Aug. 3 and 4.

Lunch will be served from 11:45 to 12:15 p.m. at the following locations:

n Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St. (Breakfast will be served from 9 to 9:30 a.m.)

n Hawthorne Elementary, 3205 E. Long St

n Oak Heights Elementary, 610 Elm St.

n Pleasant Valley Little Promises, 28028 Pleasant Valley Rd. (Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.)

Lunch will be served from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the following locations:

n Ashbrooke Park, 28th Ave & Juniper St.

n Northside Park, 11th Ave & Redwood St.

n Skate Park, 1920 Long St.

Blues musician

at The Point Friday

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.

Master Garden


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.

Finish at the Flag

5K to benefit vets

SamFit will hold a Finish at the Flag 5K run at 9 a.m. on June 24.

Proceeds will benefit Samaritan’s Veterans Outreach Program

Registation and packet pick up begins at 7:30 a.m. on Mullins Drive outside COMP-Northwest.

The event starts and ends at the flag circles on Mullins Drive. The flat and fast course will take runners through the Samaritan Health Services Sciences Campus and residential Lebanon.

Cost is $25 per person in advanced and $30 on event day.

To register, visit

‘Shaggy Dog’ in

theater Saturday

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.

Beer and yoga

class in Lebanon

Linn-Benton Community College Community Education and Conversion Brewing Supply will hold a local beer and yoga class from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Mondays, from June 26 to August 14, at Conversion Brewing Supply, 833 S. Main St., Lebanon.

Cost is $99.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at or call (541) 917-4840.

PEO berry sale

for scholarships

Local Chapter DD – PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is holding its annual berry sale.

This fund-raiser allows PEO members to provide scholarships to local young ladies seeking higher education. It’s a great way to help and the berries are excellent.

The nine-pound pails of flash-frozen strawberries, marionberries or blueberries are $26 each.

The deadline to order is Friday, July 7.

Orders will arrive and will need to be picked up in Sweet Home on Saturday, Aug. 12.

For more information or for order forms, contact Wendy Smith at (541) 974-0883.

Free back-to-school

program for adults

Linn-Benton Community College is offering a free "Empower Program” to help adults transition back to school.

Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 5:30 p.m. from June 27 to Aug. 31.

Classes cover computer skills, time management, communication skills, critical thinking skills, employment skills, learning styles, how to identify strengths and more.

Empower classes are free.

For more information, contact Malinda Shell at (541) 917-4529 or email at

Golf benefit for

Safe Haven July 1

SafeHaven will hold its annual Stars ’N’ Stripes Golf Tournament Saturday, July 1, at Golf Club of Oregon, 905 NW Springhill Drive in Albany.

Proceeds benefit the humane society. Shotgun start is at 8 a.m.

Participation can include playing in the event as an individual or team, and sponsorships.

Cost to play is $75 per person or $140 per twosome.

Visit or call (541) 926-2924.

Motorcycle rally,

cruise-in July 7

The Oaks will host a H.O.G. Rally and Classic Car Cruise-In Benefit Auction, benefiting the Alz-heimer’s Association, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on July 7 at 621 E. Oak St. in Lebanon.

The event will include a BBQ, live entertainment, bikes and cars and auction in town.

For information contact Jenni Grove at (541) 258-7777 or email

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, June 23, is turkey salad or egg salad sandwich half on wheat bread, vegetarian vegetable soup, spinach Romaine salad and pineapple.

The menu on Monday, June 26, is beef mushroom patty or turkey loaf with gravy, garlic whipped potatoes, seasoned carrots, dill bread and lemon whip.

The menu on Tuesday, June 27, is creamed turkey and vegetables or pork sausage gravy over whipped potatoes, broccoli cuts, bran rye roll and frosted spice cake.

Volunteers are needed for both kitchen help and meal delivery.

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


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