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Around Town September 5, 2017


September 5, 2017

Dance school offers

free ballet class

A free beginning ballet class for tweens, teens and adults will be offered from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Cascade Performing Arts Center, 800 Harrison St. in Lebanon.

The regular class fee is $5. The class meets regularly on Wednesday evenings.

This class is for those who have never taken ballet before or who have some experience and dance at the beginning level.

For more infomration, call (541) 401-9780.

Thank-you cards

for firefighters

Home Sweet Home Cafe will host a card-making event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 for Love Thy Neighbor Services.

The cards will be for wildland firefighters who have been battling blazes in the area.

The basic card will be free and artistic cards will be from $1 to $5.

Cards can be dropped off at the Sweet Home Ranger Station or at the Cafe.

Sign-ups for

Lebanon choir

The Lebanon Community Chorus enters its 51st year on Thursday, Sept. 7, with Winter Season sign-ups at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 3111 S. Main Road, Lebanon.

All singers 18 years of age and older, regardless of experience, are encouraged to become members of the LCC.

Registration will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the evenings of the first three rehearsals, Sept. 7, 14, and 21; rehearsals run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings through Dec. 7.

Under the direction of Colin Salisbury, the Winter Concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10 and feature a collection of multicultural and seasonal works including Eric Whitacre’s "Five Hebrew Love Songs,” a jamming African piece, and a collaborative effort with the Lebanon High School chorus.

Winter Season dues are $20; scholarships are available.

For further information, contact board Chair Carol Sedlacek at (541) 401-4606.

Tomato and Salsa Fest 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 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.

Square dancers to

host Pie Night

The Squarenaders will host a Pie Night Square Dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Oak Heights Gym, at the corner of 5th Avenue and Elm Street.

Jim Voll will serve as caller, while Jackie Gale will cue.

Pie will be served at the break. Casual attire is recommended.

A $5 donation is requested for adults; $4 for youth.

For more information, call (541) 367-2150.

Free square dance

lesson offered

The Squarenaders square dance club will hold square dance lessons for beginners from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Oak Heights Gym, at the corner of 5th Avenue and Elm Street.

Jim Voll will be the instructor. Come in casual attire, ready for some fun exercise.

For more information, contact Voll at (541) 974-4056 or Phyllis at (541) 367-2150.

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.

Women’s dinner Sept. 12 in Lebanon

Lebanon’s After 5 Connection will host "What’s In Your Backpack?” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at The Lobby, 661 S Main St.

Roseanne Hartness, community liaison of Lebanon Community School Disctrict, will present the special feature. She will share information about the Backpack Program and other assistance provided for the students in Lebanon who are in need.

Suggested donations for the backpack program are instant oatmeal, peanut butter, fruit snacks, macaroni and cheese, top ramen and tuna.

Janna Clifford from Cottage Grove will be the guest speaker. Clifford is a former nurse and business partner with her husband. Clifford will talk about love, relationships and how her broken marriage was restored.

Flea Market in Lebanon Sept. 16

Santiam Place Event Hall will host its annual Flea Market, an indoor/outdoor event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 16 at 139 Main St.

Indoor and outdoor vendors will sell a variety of items including home-based business products and services, crafts, handmade items, yard sale items and plenty of miscellaneous. Admission is free to the public. Vendor fees apply.

For more information, visit or contact Sally at (541) 259-4255.

Lacemakers invite new participants

The Oregon Trail Lacemakers invite new participants to meet every third Saturday to make lace by hand, including bobbin laces, tatting, needlelace, crochet and knitted lace.

Join them from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16 at Willam-ette Oaks Retirement Living, 455 Alexander Loop, Eugene (north of Valley River Center in Eugene). Guests are welcome.

For more information, call (541) 484-1180, email, or visit

Learn to create new soil at class

A workshop to demonstrate soil building methods will be held starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at at the Santa Clara Community Garden, 4110 River Road in the Santa Clara neighborhood of Eugene.

Master Gardeners will demonstrate several soil building methods, including hot and cold compost, lasagna (layers) and vermiculture (worms). Master Gardener Bonnie Houston will demonstrate how to keep hot and cold compost going in the fall and winter.

A worm bin, started in July, will be checked to see how soil building is going. The benefits of worm castings will be discussed.

The workshop will take about an hour, and is free to the public.

The garden is located about two miles north of Beltline Road, at St. Matthews Episcopal Church.

For more information, visit or email

Bible studies

start Sept. 18

Mid Valley Women of Christ will present a video series, "Finding I Am,” a study of the Gospel of John and the seven "I Am” statements of Jesus, by Lysa TerKeurst.

Times available in Sweet Home are 6:30 to 8 p.m., starting Mondays, Sept. 18 at Hillside Fellowship; 10 to 11:30 a.m., starting Tuesdays, Sept. 19 at Assembly of God; and 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m., starting Wednesdays, Sept. 20 at Sweet Home Evangelical Church.

All women are invited.

To register or for more information, visit

Learn all about apples at festival

A Fall Gardening Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at River Road Park and Recreation facility, Emerald Park, 1400 Lake Drive, Eugene.

Sixteen varieties of semi-dwarf apple trees will be available for purchase in support of Lane County gardening programs.

Trees will generally cost $10; some are available for $5.

Master Gardeners will offer advice on planting and care of trees. For more information contact Peter at

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. 8, is homestyle turkey patty or pork choppie, both with gravy, Lyonnaise potatoes, broccoli cuts, sunflower seed bread and watermelon.

The menu on Monday, Sept. 11, is orange glazed chicken or roast pork with gravy, whipped sweet potatoes, cut green beans, cornmeal bread and peach crisp.

The menu on Tuesday, Sept. 12, is shaved turkey or meatloaf sandwich half on wheat bread, corn chowder, country coleslaw and mixed fruit cup.

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


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