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Around Town August 8, 2017


August 8, 2017

Free lunch for kids

through Aug. 25

Sweet Home School District continues to provide free lunch to children ages 18 and younger through Aug. 25.

Lunch is 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 Road. (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 is 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.

OSU dry farming

field days offered

OSU Extension Small Farms Program will host Dry Farming Collaborative Field Days Tuesdays in August.

The Dry Farming Collaborative is a group of growers, extension educators, plan breeders and agricultural professionals partnering to increase knowledge and awareness of dry farming management practices.

Tours will be held at trial farms and participants will learn about dry farming and see crops grown with little or no supplemental irrigation in the field.

Registration is $10 per person per day.

For more information and a list of locations, visit or call (541) 766-3556.

Local artists to

play at The Point

Local artists Taylor Thorpe and Spencer Knight will perform at The Point at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10.

The duo are graduates of Sweet Home High School and perform country music.

John McIntosh will provide entertainment at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.

McIntosh, from El Monte, Calif., plays classic rock music.

Melody Guy will provide entertainment at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12.

Guy, based in Nashville, Tenn., has created her own blend of country-flavored music. She’s released seven albums since 1995 and had songs recorded by Jessie James, Amanda Williams, Sherrie Austin and independent artists. She has performed the national anthem for the Pittsburgh Pirates at a home game.

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

Celtic music Friday

at Marks Ridge

Dinna Fash will provide entertainment at Marks Ridge Winery at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.

The trio will play eclectic old and new Celtic tunes featuring the fiddle and cello.

Bring cheese, crackers or a picnic dinner. No outside alcohol is allowed.

Cost is $10

Jobe Woosley to play at The Oaks

Local artists Jobe Woosley and the Scruggs & The Steelbenders band will perform at Lyrics on the Lawn from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at The Oaks for Memories Benefit Concert.

Local vendors will provide food and beverages.

Tickets are $8 pre-sale and $10 at the gate. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.


Safety, Health fair in SH Aug. 19

The 10th Annual Jim Bean Memorial Safety and Crime Prevention Fair and Sweet Home Community Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Sweet Home High School Activity Gym.

The health fair will feature blood pressure checks, skin cancer check and dental check as well as exercise classes, information on nutrition and wellness.

The City of Sweet Home Employee Wellness Committee will host a 3.5 mile Eclipse Run/Walk at 10 a.m. leaving from and returning to Sankey Park near the high school.

Registration for the event is available at Sweet Home City Hall and on the website

The Sweet Home Health Center will be registering student athletes for sports physicals at the clinic to be held later in August.

The Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Santiam will offer activities for kids.

Also, information about the Oregon Health Plan and other insurance options will be available.

For more information, call Bob Dalton at (541) 367-5371.

Cost is free including hotdogs and soda.

The Public Safety portion will include REACH Medical Service helicopter tours, free helmets to the first 100 participants and free bicycle licensing to anyone bringing their bicycle. Children’s ID kits will be available including fingerprinting. Emergency Services vehicles from City, County, and State police including K9 dogs, fire and ambulance will be available to tour and ask questions and more.

For more information, contact Cindi Robeck at (541) 367-6243 ext. 245 or email

Class of 1972

reunion Aug. 26

The Sweet Home High School class of 1972 will hold their 45th class reunion from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Waterloo Park, shelter three.

Hamburgers, hotdogs, bottled water and tableware will be provided. Bring a side dish or dessert and lawn chair.

Cost is $6 per person.

For reservations call Alice Burnett at (541) 367-6404.

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, Aug. 11, is Mexican chicken pasta or ground beef and potatoes, green peas, garden vegetable salad, herbed roll and homestyle chocolate pudding.

The menu on Monday, Aug. 14, is beef mushroom patty or chicken patty with gravy, Delmonico potatoes, country trio vegetables, multigrain bread and zucchini brownie.

The menu on Tuesday, Aug. 15, is spaghetti with meat sauce or spinach cheese strata, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, French roll and Mandarin pineapple cup.

Meals on Wheels can use volunteers for both kitchen help and meal delivery.

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


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