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Around Town August 15, 2017


August 15, 2017

Exchange host families needed

Families are being sought by an area organization to host international exchange students for the upcoming school year.

ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local families to host boys and girls from 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan, to name a few.

Hosting a student can supplement educational and personal growth opportunities for children of the host family.

For more information, call 1-800-733-2773 or visit

Jazz pianist to perform at winery

Laurie Holst will play jazz piano at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18 at the Marks Ridge Winery.

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

Cost is $10.

There will be no band at The Point the weekend of Aug. 19 because of the Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville.

Living Well class

begins Aug. 23

Samaritan Health Services will host a Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop at the Lebanon Community Hospital.

The series will meet weekly from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Aug. 23.

The class is open to anyone with a chronic condition.

The six-session workshop will teach those with chronic conditions how to take control of their health. Participants will learn to manage medications, fight fatigue and frustration, deal with depression, start an exercise program, eat well and meet goals.

The Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop is free and does not require a physician referral.

For more information, visit

‘Mr. Burns’ on

stage at LBCC

Linn-Benton Community College will perform "Mr. Burns” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25 and 26 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27.

Set at a time after the apocalypse, Anne Washburn’s dark comedy starts with the animated sitcom "The Simpsons,” as a group of survivors sit around a campfire and try to recall the TV show’s "Cape Feare” episode.

Years later, those survivors become a wandering theater troupe keeping civilization alive by performing classic TV episodes.

Tickets are $14 general admission and $10 for students/seniors. To purchase tickets online, visit

For more information, call (541) 917-4531.

SHHS Class of ’72

reunion Aug. 26

The Sweet Home High School class of 1972 will hold its 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. 18, is turkey or tuna salad sandwich half on wheat bread, split pea soup, broccoli raisin salad and chilled pears.

No meal will be served Monday, Aug. 21, due to the eclipse.

The menu on Tuesday, Aug. 22, is white chicken chili or macaroni and cheese, seasoned carrots, marinated zucchini salad, oat bran roll and watermelon.

Volunteers are needed for both kitchen help and meal delivery.

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


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