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Around Town July 1, 2020


July 1, 2020

Concert on Friday at Marks Ridge

Marks Ridge Winery will kick off its summer concert series Friday, July 3, with a performance by Dinna Fash at 7 p.m. at 29255 Berlin Road.

The trio will perform traditional and contemporary Celtic tunes featuring fiddles and cello.

Cost is $10 per person. Bring a picnic dinner, friends, blankets and law chairs. Wine is available for sale.

For more information, contact Janet at (541) 974-4457.

Saturday summer concert series

Summer Bands and Brews takes place Saturday evenings in Strawberry Plaza, 847 S. Main St. in Lebanon.

Ronni Kay and the O-Kay Band will perform July 4 at 7 p.m. Kay, of McMinnville, grew up in a musical family and performs a mix of cover tunes and originals, ranging from Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” to “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane.

Admission is free.

Gallery to hold

virtual reception

Gallery Calapooia, a local cooperative arts venue, welcomed many patrons and art lovers back on June 16.  The gallery will continue to be open Tuesday through Saturday but with reduced hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Social distancing and proper sanitary precautions are required. 

The Virtual First Friday receptions are now held live on Facebook.  Check the gallery’s Facebook page for a link to the next reception, July 3 at 6 p.m.  Featured this month are woodworker John Mikkelson and vinyl artist Bill Thompson. 

Mikkelson, a longtime finish carpenter, now specializes in making boxes from beautiful local and native woods in his North Albany shop.

Thompson uses multi-sized wood panels, each containing a small “part,” which, when bolted or doweled together, create “a bigger picture” of vinyl art.

Gallery Calapooia, located in the historic Flinn Block in downtown Albany, recently celebrated its 6th year of bringing fine art to the community. The gallery is the cooperative effort of 21 artists.  Gallery Calapooia is a nonprofit organization and donations to it are tax-deductible.  For more information, call 541-971-5701 or see the gallery’s website,

Bicycle rodeo at

SHPD July 10

The Sweet Home Police Department and its Volunteers in Police Service will host a bicycle rodeo and give away helmets to children ages 4 to 17 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 10, in the parking lot at the department, 1950 Main St.

Also free to children will be a bike safety inspection, bike registration, hot dogs and a skills course, with a chance to win a free bicycle. Helmets and hot dogs will be available while supplies last.

The event is limited to 250 people at a time. They must maintain at least 6 feet of physical distancing between non-household members while at the event.

For more information, contact Sean Morgan at (541) 367-5181.

Community Yard

Sale map in making

A Sweet Home Community Yard Sale will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 11.

If your garage, shop, and closets are full of spring cleaning casualties, submit your address to the Chamber of Commerce to have your yard sale on the Sweet Home Community Yard Sale map.

Each location will have hidden painted rocks, which can be returned to the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce office to redeem a prize.

Cost to participate is $10.

Maps showing sale participants will be emailed prior to event, and

will be available for pickup at the Chamber of Commerce office, 1575 Main St.

S.A.F.E. organizers

plan can collection

The 2021 Senior Alcohol Free Entertainment organizing committee will hold a bottle and can drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at O’Reilly’s parking lot on the corner of 12th Avenue and Main Street.

For more information or to make other arrangements, text or call Brandi at (541) 401-7167.

Meals on Wheels

weekly menu

Meals on Wheels offers take-out 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, upon request, and diabetic desserts are available on request.

No meal will be served on Friday, July 3, due to the Fourth of July holiday.

The menu on Monday, July 6, is turkey tetrazzini or beef and black bean chili, Italian blend vege-tables, spinach romaine salad, white dinner roll and sherbet.

The menu on Tuesday, July 7, is creamed chicken and vegetables and beef mushroom patty with mushroom gravy, garlic whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, seven grain bread and pineapple tidbits.

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


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