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Around Town May 29, 2019


May 29, 2019

Lebanon Flower Show seeks entries

The Lebanon Garden Club’s annual Flower Show is open for public viewing from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, and from 12 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Santiam Place, 139 S. Main St., Lebanon.

The flower show is a tradition dating back to the first Strawberry Festival in 1909, and is free to enter and visit. Entries are accepted from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, and 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, May 31. Schedule books with details can be picked up at Lebanon Public Library, Lebanon Senior Center and Lebanon Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, contact Sarah at (541) 570-9339.

Last call for Junior Court applicants

School District #55 first-graders who wish to participate in the 2019 Sportsman’s Holiday festivities as a Junior Princess or Junior Escort are invited to submit applications by Friday, May 31.

One boy and one girl from each first-grade class in the school district will be selected to be a member on the Sportsman’s Holiday Junior Court. 

Notification will be made in June. Participants would need to be available for the Coronation, on the evening of July 11 (including a rehearsal, for which a date has yet to be announced, but will likely be on July 10), a photo shoot session (also to be announced), and the Sportsman’s Holiday parade from 8 a.m. to noon on July 13. Attendance at the Logger Olympics on the afternoon of July 13 will be optional.

Parents must also be willing to provide the dress for their daughter, or the pants and shirt for their son. Approximate cost to participate will be $30 to $50. A junior king or queen will not be crowned, but each boy escort will receive a boutonniere and each girl princess will receive a tiara to keep. 

Applications are available from first-grade teachers in district schools, or contact Kylie Armstrong at (541) 401-7089 or Karla Burcham at (541) 401-3339. 

Genealogy Society

bunco June 1

The Sweet Home Genealogical Society will hold a Bunco Fundraiser starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Evangelical Church Gym.

Doors open at 5:30, with bunco starting at 6:30. Cost is $10 per person to play. To participate, contact Teresa Riper at (541)-401-1361 or stop by the Society Library at 1223 Kalmia St. to sign up.

Foster northside trail cleanup June 1

Sweet Home Trails group will host a trail maintenance activity on the North Shore Trail at Foster Lake from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1.

The event will be a celebration of National Trails Day with Cleaner Greener Oregon and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The public is encouraged to participate. Meet at the Gedney Creek Boat Ramp at 9 a.m. Bring a lunch, water, long pants and closed-toe shoes. Tools and gloves will be provided for clearing vegetation and removing trash as participants walk the trail.

For more information, contact Beth at (541) 570-5580.

Lebanon orchestra to perform June 6

The Lebanon Community Orchestra will present “Folk Music from Around the World,” from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.

The free concert, under the direction of Jean Marshall, includes arrangements from Japan (“Sakura”), Ireland (“Carrick Fergus”), Italy (“Tarantella”), Australia (“Rambling Sailor”) and more. Cookies and refreshments are available.

For more information, call (541) 258-4914.

Free garden class on fertilizers in SH

Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Carla Daniels will lead a free garden class on “Fertilizers” from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8, at Hoys Hardware Garden Center, 3041 Main St., Sweet Home.

The class is one of a series of free monthly seminars held on the second Saturday of each month through Oct. 12, dealing with various topics of interest to local gardeners.

For more information, contact Elizabeth at (541) 967-3871.

Meals on Wheels

weekly menu

Meals on Wheels 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, May 31, is chicken/lentil Santa Fe bake or shepherd’s pie, green beans, cranberry apple coleslaw, potato wheat roll and peaches.

The menu on Monday, June 3, is turkey rice bake or chicken pomodoro, green peas and carrots, spinach Romaine salad, herb roll and pumpkin bar.

The menu on Tuesday, June 4, is ground beef stew or macaroni and cheese, country trio blend vegetables, marinated zucchini salad, seven grain roll and gelatin jewels with whipped topping.

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


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