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Around Town Oct. 10, 2018


October 10, 2018

Photographer to

present on France

Local photographer and traveller Don Lyon will present a program on the southeast corner of France, known as La Belle Provence, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Brownsville Community Library Kirk Room, 146 Spaulding Ave.

La Belle Provence is known for azure skies, orderly olive groves, beautiful stone cottages with painted shutters and much more. Lyon will take participants on a tour of the area, with photographs of lavender fields and acres of vineyards, scattered with history of the area.

For more information, call (541) 466-5454.


Jesus’ conference

A two-day conference entitled “Encountering Jesus in a Brave New Way” will be hosted by King’s Chapel Lebanon Oct. 12-13 at 65 W. Grant St.

Guest speaker Melissa Davis, pastor and co-creator of the Jesus Experience in Branson, Mo., will lead the event. Kelsey Reynolds will lead worship. The conference will include worship services, breakout sessions and more.

Cost is $55 if registered by Oct. 11, which includes a continental meet-and-greet breakfast and lunch.

Ticket information is available at

For more information, call (541) 252-6080.

Lunch with a Cop – and her dog Friday

The Sweet Home Police Department is planning Lunch with a Cop and drug dog Gemma from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Thriftway parking lot, 621 Main St.

The $5 lunch special includes a Traeger-grilled 1/3-pound smoked sausage on a stadium bun, a cup of macaroni or potato salad and a Pepsi.

All proceeds go to the Sweet Home Police Department K9 program.

The fund-raising event is supported by Thriftway, Reser’s Fine Foods and Franz Bakery.

Dam Road closures through Oct. 19

The road over Foster Dam will be closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 and Monday, Oct. 15 through Friday, Oct. 19.

The closure will allow for installation of fish research equipment and evaluation of downstream passage for fish.  

For more information, call (541) 942-5631.

Host mason bees in your garden

Master Gardener Susan Morton will teach how to host mason bees from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hoy’s Hardware Garden Center, 3041 Main St.

Mason bees are beneficial pollinators for gardens and farms. This is one in a series of free gardening classes presented by Linn County Master Gardeners.

Classes meet the second Saturday of the month into April at Hoy’s.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Records at (541) 967-3871 or email, or call Hoy’s Hardware at (541) 367-2221.

Quilting workshop for all skill levels

Learn how to quilt the “Hole in the Barn” pattern through LBCC’s one day class from 9 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Sweet Home High School, room B6.

Bonnie Putnam will teach this class, which is good for all skill levels.

Each term, a different quilt pattern is featured, with each student working on their own quilt.

Register online at, by phone (541) 917-4840, or in person at the main campus.

Cost is $49. See supplies list at

Free archery lesson

for beginners

Wapiti Bowmen, the archery club based in Lebanon, is hosting a free open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at 34861 Richardson Gap Road, Lebanon.

While the open house is intended to emphasize basic archery instruction for young people, adults, especially parents, are welcome to attend as well. Bows and arrows will be provided at the range or bring your own.

No prior archery experience is necessary. Modest refreshments (hot dogs, chips and drinks) will be available.

Also, Wapiti Bowmen will host a Night Owl Shoot that evening beginning at dark. The shoot will occur on a well-maintained, but unlighted field course trail and there will be 14 paper targets with reflective target spots.

Shooters may mount lights on their bows or have them on their persons (such as a head lamp), but free-standing lights are not permitted.

Cost to participate in the Night Owl Shoot is $5.

First aid training

at hospital Oct. 13

A course for anyone needing basic first aid training, and basic training in CPR and AED use will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N. Santiam Hwy.

The course teaches first aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies and environmental emergencies. It covers adult, child and infant CPR with mask and choking and use of an AED.

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a two-year certification card. Registration is required.

For more information, call (541) 768-5116, or register online at//

Trails walk Oct. 13

at Burkhart Creek

Build Lebanon Trails will host a walk on the Burkhart Creek Trail at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

The Burkhart trail is an integral part of the growing Lebanon trail system and a work in progress. The goal for this trail project is to construct a safe, accessible, multi-use trail along Burkhart Creek that will run through Lebanon from southeast to northwest and connect with the Northside Community Trail.

Participants in the event will walk some of the existing and proposed sections of the trail, which has both paved and gravel sections. Well-mannered dogs on leash are welcome.

Meet at the gravel parking area on the S. 12th Street side of the Oak Street Lebanon Fire District at 1050 W Oak St., Lebanon. BLT signs will direct you to the gravel parking area.

Free class on local Indian history

Explore the life-ways of Santiam/Kalapuya Indians in this two-day class from 1 to 2:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Sweet Home Center, and from 10 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Cascadia State Park.

Historian Tony Farque will cover pre-history of the people, followed by a field trip to Cascadia Cave. Students must supply their own transportation to the park, bring a lunch and water, and wear field appropriate clothing.

The class is free. Register online at, by phone at (541) 917-4840, or in person at the main campus.

Pet-themed art sought for contest

Faithful Friends Animal Clinic hosts its third annual art show and contest for pet-themed artwork to decorate its exam rooms. Entries must be dropped off no later than Oct. 27 at the clinic, located at 185 N. Santiam Hwy, and will be displayed until Dec. 1.

Open to the public for all ages and experiences; one entry per person. All finished entries must be original works of art, preferably matted or framed, if applicable. Entries must be no larger than 24 inches by 32 inches.

There are three categories: Youth division, 15 and under; adult open media division; and adult photography division.

Voting will take place during the month of November; all public and staff are invited to vote at the clinic or online through FFAC’s Facebook page. The top two winning entries of each category will be displayed in the clinic for one year.

For more information, contact Hannah at (541) 451-1319, visit the Facebook page, or email

Learn how to win

public contracts

Business owners wanting to know more about public contracts in Oregon are invited to a free class from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at LBCC’s Calapooia Center Fireside Room on the second floor, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The Governor’s Office and State of Oregon have made it a priority to create equity in public contracting and procurement, bringing opportunities, access and connection for small businesses to thrive in Oregon.

This event brings together industry professionals, public agencies and private organizations, diversity practitioners, and small businesses to build valuable relationships. Small businesses will learn about public contracting opportunities and local resources available.

This is a class for business owners interested in public contracts, state agencies and local organizations who offer assistance to small businesses, other public agencies and large firms seeking to provide access and opportunity to a diversified pool of small businesses, and general contractors who want to earn Continuing Education Credits.

For more information, call (541) 917-4929.

Vision group to

dicuss glaucoma

Glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness for people over the age of 60, will be the subject of ophthalmologist Darrel Genstler’s presentation at the Wednesday, Oct. 17 meeting of the Mid Willamette Valley Low Vision Support Group. 

The group meets at 2 p.m. at Brookdale Grand Prairie, 1929 Grand Prairie Road, Albany.

Dr. Genstler will discuss the diagnosis and  treatment of glaucoma, early treatment of which can lead to prevention of blindness. He is the founder and lead ophthalmologist of the Genstler Eye Clinic located in Albany.

The meeting is free and all are welcome to attend.  The Mid Valley Low Vision Support Group is nonprofit, and self-funded. Light refreshments will be served. 

For more information, call (541) 928-5008.


conference Oct. 17

A conference on the problem of bullying will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Boulder Falls Event Center, 605 Mullins Drive.

National bullying expert Dr. Michael Sulkowski will address bullying prevention in school and cyber settings with an interactive presentation.

The training will teach: the consequences of being bullied and bullying; bullying of at-risk or vulnerable populations; legal considerations and rights of students; what educators, adults and students can do to help prevent bullying; evidence-based bullying prevention and intervention programs; how adults can help children protect themselves in cyberspace.

Spanish translation will be available at the event. Registration is required by Oct. 10.

Register at, or contact Julie Greene at (541) 967-3819, or email

Manage conflict

in the workplace

Linn-Benton Community College offers a Conflict Management and Resolution class from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the high school campus in Sweet Home.

Conflict in the workplace may be inevitable, but it doesn’t have to be destructive.

Managing conflict is a process of minimizing its negative aspects and consequences while finding ways to make the best of the positive aspects that arise from healthy conflict.

Learn to identify types and sources of conflict, ways to approach them, and how to develop a plan to de-escalate and resolve conflict.

Registration is $89 per person, or $79 each for three or more people.

Call to register, (541) 917-4840, or register in person at any LBCC location.

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, Oct. 12, is garden chicken or turkey club mini salad on spinach romaine, green split pea soup, seven grain roll and pineapple.

The menu on Monday, Oct. 15, is ground beef and pasta or chicken divan bake, herbed carrots, spinach romaine salad, garlic roll and vanilla pudding.

The menu on Tuesday, Oct. 16, is chicken salad or egg salad sandwich half on whole wheat bread, minestrone soup, carrot coleslaw and pears.

Volunteers are needed for both kitchen help and meal delivery.

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


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