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Around Town June 12


June 12, 2019

Free lunch for kids starts June 19

Sweet Home School District offers free lunch and breakfast for kids age 18 and younger at various locations during the summer, from June 19 through Aug. 23.

There is no cost and reservations are not required. Meals include fresh fruit, vegetables and milk.

Lunch is served from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at Foster School.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Little Promises, at Pleasant Valley and Ridgeway roads.

Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Sweet Home High School, Hawthorne and Oak Heights schools.

Lunch is served from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at Ashbrook Park, Northside Park and at the Skate Park on Long Street, next to the Sweet Home School District headquarters.

Breakfast will be served from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at Sweet Home High School and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Little Promises.

No lunch will be served July 4-5 and Aug. 1-2.

Entrepreneurship game Wednesday

Think you’ve got what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

Test yourself and a friend in a game of Last Founders Standing from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in Room 101 in the Linn-Benton Community College Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St.

The event is sponsored by RAIN and is open to anyone from the community who would like to participate.

In approximately one hour players will form teams of two to four people and will be given a fictional start-up idea. The game facilitator will guide the teams through 10 challenges and decisions that real entrepreneurs face. Each phase teaches an important start-up concept and allows teams to earn points. The team with the most points wins prizes from the winners box.

Losing teams get prizes as well – from the losers box.

Bring your ideas and your curiosity. Non-business-savvy participants are welcome.

Food and beverages will be provided, along with prizes for all competitors.

The event is made possible by funding from a Rural Opportunities Initiative grant by Business Oregon, along with the cities of Sweet Home, Lebanon, Monroe, Harrisburg, Halsey, Philomath, Brownsville and Adair Village, Linn and Benton counties and the Ford Family Foundation.

To RSVP, visit

‘Brothers Grimm’ at Albany theater

Albany Civic Theater presents “The Brothers Grimm” at 7:30 p.m. June 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at 111 First Ave. W., Albany.

Directed by Conner Riley, fairy tales of “The Brothers Grimm” will be turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like “Snow White,” “Cinderella” and “Hansel and Gretel,” to more bizarre, obscure stories like “The Devil’s Grandmother” and “The Girl Without Hands.”

Tickets are $13 for adults, and $10 for kids and seniors. Visit for more information.

Slots available for teens to build boats

Fir Lawn Lutheran Church is seeking eight young people, who will enter eighth through 10th grades in the fall, for its annual Noah Project, in which kids build sailboats and learn to sail them at Foster Lake.

Participants will build 8-foot El Toro sailboats, complete with sails and essential rigging. There is no cost to the boat builder, and the finished product is theirs to keep.

The only condition is that participants not miss any essential days of the boatbuilding process, which lasts about 2½ weeks, starting June 17.

Teens will learn how to use tools, how boats are built, and how to sail. Recommendations for participants are welcome.

For more information, contact Joe Medley at (503) 708-0414.

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, June 14, will be a Father’s Day special of roast turkey with gravy or barbecued smokehouse chop, creamed potatoes, succotash, squash bread and frosted spice cake.

The menu on Monday, June 17, is chicken lo mein or beef enchilada bake, green beans with red peppers, marinated spring vegetable salad, wheat bread and rocky road pudding.

The menu on Tuesday, June 18, is lima beans and turkey ham or chicken spaghetti, country trio blend vegetables, spinach romaine salad, cornmeal roll and hermit bar.

Volunteers are needed for both kitchen help and meal delivery.

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


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