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Around Town August 29, 2017


August 29, 2017

Local artists to

play Marks Ridge

Local musicians Marilyn Tyler, Bill Langdon and Keith Scofield will perform chamber music at Marks Ridge Winery at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1.

Cost is $10. Bring a picnic dinner.

Concerts on tap

at The Point

Jobe Woosley will play at The Point Restaurant at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. More more on Woosley, a local rising star, see page 1.

Sick Monkey, a Corvallis-based rock/metal/alternative rock band, is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8.

Reservations are required. For information call (541) 367-1560.

Area artists’ work

in gallery show

The Gallery Calapooia will host an artists reception for illustrator Melissa Babcock Saylor and potter Dennis Johanson as well as 18 other mid-valley artists from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at 222 W 1st Ave, Albany.

Wine, beer and snacks will be served.

Babcock Saylor is an illustrator working in cut paper. She is a watercolor artist and hand paints most of the papers she uses.

Johanson taught pottery and enjoys throwing, glazing and firing a wide variety of clay bodies in his own studio.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (541) 971-5701 or visit

Hospital offers

help for diabetics

East Linn County residents diagnosed with pre-diabetes or similar conditions can are invited to a free eight-week class at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

The hospital’s Diabetes Education team will begin its next Diabetes Prevention class on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The weekly class will run for eight Wednesdays, concluding on Oct. 25.

Topics include weight loss, healthy eating, exercise and other lifestyle changes that will help people avoid a diagnosis of diabetes.

In addition, the hospital’s diabetes team facilitates a monthly support group for anyone diagnosed with diabetes, pre-diabetes or similar conditions. The group meets the first Monday of every month – unless the first Monday is a holiday.

The next group meeting will be Monday, Sept. 11, from 11 a.m. to noon at the hospital. Peggy Lewis, RN, will lead a discussion on wound and foot care for people with diabetes.

Pre-registration is required for the Diabetes Prevention class and the support group. Participants are encouraged to complete the Diabetes Prevention class before joining the support group, but it’s not required.

To register, either for the class or the support group, call (541) 451-6313.

Lava Lake hike

offered Sept. 8

The Sweet Home Ranger Station will host a five-mile hike at Lava Lake at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8.

The hike is moderate intensity. A fee will be charged.

For more information, visit

Learn to preserve

tomatoes, salsa

Oregon State University Extension Service will hold a tomato/salsa preservation workshop from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Road, Eugene.

The workshop will include information on canning tomatoes, making tomato and tomatillo salsas, freezing and drying tomatoes as well as tips for using green tomatoes.

Cost is $30 per person. Pre-registration is requested.

Registration information is available at or call the OSU Extension Service Master Food Preserver hot-line at (541) 344-4885.

Tomato-Salsa Fest

Sept. 9 in Lebanon

Timeless Gardens Nursery will host the ninth annual tomato and salsa fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at 33527 Brewster Road, Lebanon.

Parking and attendance is free.

To enter the salsa contest bring $4 and a quart (minimum) of salsa to enter the tasting contest. Salsa must be entered by 10:30 a.m. the day of the salsa fest. The three categories are the best all around, hottest and most unusual.

Master gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions.

Events will include cooking demonstrations, door prizes, raffle prizes and a grand prize.

All proceeds will go to the Lebanon Soup Kitchen.

Patriots Day event

at Boulder Falls

Boulder Falls Events Center will host a Patriots Day commemoration event from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at its Circle of Flags, 505 Mullins Drive.

The event will remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 and will include guest speakers, ringing of the bells and more.

For more information, call the Lebanon Police Department at (541) 451-1751.

CARDV fund-raiser

at Albany brewery

The Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence will hold a bene-fit dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Calapooia Brewing Co., 140 NE Hill St., Albany.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 to $20 each, available online or at the door; a $5 donation is recommended for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets online, visit

Attendees can enter to win raffle prizes from local businesses. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or six for $25. Winners do not need to be present.

For more details on the event, including the prizes, visit the website listed above or contact Jennifer Morris at (541) 758-0219, ext. 302 or

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, Sept. 1, will be chicken or tuna salad sandwich half on wheat bread, vegetarian vegetable soup, broccoli raisin salad and summer mixed fruit.

No meal will be served Monday, Sept. 4, due to the Labor Day holiday.

The menu on Tuesday, Sept. 5, is a Labor Day picnic of barbecue chicken or kielbasa sausage, both on a bun, baked beans, carrot Mandarine salad and zucchini brownie.

Volunteers are needed for both kitchen help and meal delivery.

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


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