Around Town May 2, 2018


May 2, 2018

Got bees? Students ready to rescue

The Sweet Home High School bee club is offering a variety of products and services, including soaps, lotions and honey, and swarm removal.

For more information, call (541) 367-7145.

Donations sought for Oak Heights

Oak Heights Elementary PTC will hold its annual carnival fund-raiser will be held Friday, May 18, and seeks donations of items and gift certificates for the auction. Proceeds will help upgrade playground equipment.

To make a donation, or for more information, stop by the school, 605 Elm St., or email cari@oakheightsptc.

Star Wars Friday

at Lebanon Library

The Lebanon Library will host a “May the Fourth Be With You” Star Wars day from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at 55 Academy St.

The event will include “Star Wars” - themed crafts, games and a movie, plus raffle drawings and refreshments.

A costume contest will be held. Participants are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite “Star Wars” character or object.

International event

at LBCC Friday

Linn-Benton Community College will hold International Culture Night starting at 6 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the college’s Russell Tripp Theater, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The event includes cultural activities and food samplings from around the world, a fashion show with traditional clothing from many countries, singing, magic, martial arts, dancing and performances on a variety of instruments, including piano and Chinese flute.

Admission is free, with door prizes and drawings. For more information, contact Kim Sullivan, LBCC International Students, at


candidate to visit

Democratic candidate for Linn County Commissioner Stephanie Newton will host free donuts and coffee from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 5, at Sugar Vibes, 1302 Long St.

The event will be a meet-and-greet in which attendees will be able to discuss their thoughts and concerns relating to county business.

Rock ID event at

E. Linn Museum

East Linn Museum will hold a Rock Identification Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at 746 Long St.

The collection includes petrified wood, agates, thunder eggs, jasper, and more. Geologist Robert Rosé will be available to identify visitors’ rocks.

Carriage Me Back

in Brownsville

The Linn County Museum Friends annual fund-raiser, “Carriage Me Back,” will be from 10 a.m. to noon. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the museum, 101 Park Ave, Brownsville.

Dressed in period costumes, local actors take on the personalities of colorful historical characters and depict life in the year 1918 in Brownsville, the state and country.

Visitors ride in an open horse-drawn carriage from the museum to the Moyer house and watch re-enactments portraying that time period along the way.

Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child, and $170 for a full carriage ride that holds 20 people. Reservations are recommended. For more information, call (541) 466-3390.

Cinco de Mayo

square dance

Lebanon Square Circlers will hold a square dance celebrating Cinco de Mayo from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Lebanon IOOF Hall, 20 E. Ash St.

Charlotte Jeskey will be calling and Jackie Gale will cue. Tacos will be served at break.

Cost is $5 per person, or $10 for a family of three or more.

The public is invited to watch and eat tacos for free.

For more information, call (541) 401-9780 or visit

B&G Club Spring Auction May 5

The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam will hold its Spring Auction from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the club headquarters, 305 S. 5th St. in Lebanon.

Sponsored by Bender Mechanical Services, the event helps fund services supported by the club. For more information or to reserve tables and/or tickets, visit, or contact Kate at (541) 258-7105.

Learn to track

foreign relatives

Learn how to search for relatives from other countries during the Linn Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting at 1:15 Saturday, May 5, at Albany Public Library Meeting Room, 2450 14th Ave. SE.

Liz Tice, who has Greek ancestry, will discuss how to overcome language barriers and other challenges in searching for immigrant ancestors or those previous to that point.

For more information, call (541) 791-1618 or visit

Safe driver class

offered by LBCC

A three-week safe driver refresher class is being offered through Linn-Benton Community College from 6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays, starting May 7, at the LBCC Albany Campus, Takena Hall, room T-215.

The course covers the new “Move Over Law,” which includes more than just emergency vehicles. Review recent changes in the law and learn skills and techniques to reduce crashes and collisions.

This three-week class includes a unique hands-on experience from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, which will provide an opportunity to challenge yourself in distracted driving situations.

Students must be 16 or older to attend. Cost is $79; materials included.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC vehicle safety website at, email, or call LBCC Extended Learning at (541) 917-4840.


efforts next week

A work party event for Sweet Home Beautification will meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, at 11th Avenue and Main Street, next to Key Bank. Any necessary tools and vests will be provided.

There will also be a Beautification committee meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the City Hall conference room.

For more information, contact Susan Thompson at (541) 401-5411.

Charter School

info meeting

Sweet Home Charter School invites parents to explore the options for their children for the 2018/19 school year. This meeting will take place at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the school, 28721 Liberty Road.

The free public school includes a five-day school week with small class sizes and free breakfast and lunch for all students. Openings are available from kindergarten through sixth grade. For more information call (541) 367-1833.

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.

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, May 4, is a Cinco de Mayo menu featuring chicken fajitas with brown rice or beef enchilada bake, Tex/Mex corn with tomatoes, carrot pineapple salad and Mexican chocolate pudding.

The menu on Monday, May 7, is chicken breast or Salisbury steak, both with gravy, whipped potatoes, Normandy blend vegetables, onion bread and peanut butter bar.

The menu on Tuesday, May 8, is turkey salad or tuna salad sandwich half on wheat bread, chunky tomato rice soup, marinated zucchini salad and spiced peaches.

Volunteers are needed for both kitchen help and meal delivery.

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


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