The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Around Town (Oct. 5, 2022)


October 5, 2022

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.

The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays.

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. 7, is a turkey divan bake or chicken lo mein, Kyoto vegetable blend, Asian coleslaw, a cracked wheat roll and a hermit bar.

The menu on Monday, Oct. 10, is a homestyle turkey patty with gravy or a Swiss-style patty with sauce, delmonico potatoes, brussels sprouts, potato bread and a chocolate-chip bar.

The menu on Tuesday, Oct. 11, is a tuna or egg salad half-sandwich, minestrone soup, kidney bean salad, wheat bread and diced pears.

For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, contact Norene at (541) 367-8843.

Museum hosts rock ID event Saturday

East Linn Museum will host a rock identification event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at 746 Long St.

Geologist Robert Rosé, a retired Union Oil geologist who lives locally, will be on-site to identify stones and minerals submitted by the public. The event is free.

Gardening Q&A scheduled Oct. 11

Learn about gardening at a free Second Tuesday Gardening Q&A from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.

This month’s topic will be “Garlic, Onions and Shallots – plant to harvest. “

For more information, contact Sheryl Casteen at

After 5 announces special program

After 5 Connection will host a dinner and special program for local women from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Ma’s Restaurant, 2416 S. Santiam Hwy., Lebanon.

Beth and Eli Boggs, owners of Crafty Boggs, a business that specializes in custom pet portraits painted exclusively by Eli Boggs, will talk about what they do. They will share how they use their artistic talents in designing portraits for pet memorials, for pet lovers and as a unique gift idea for birthdays and holidays.

Soloist Janet Nortune of Lebanon will perform.

Guest speaker Lynne Franz, of Hermiston, will speak about how her life has been enriched by the many changes that have come her way.

Cost is $15; credit cards cannot be accepted. RSVPs are requested. For reservations, contact Sherri at (541) 258-6414 or Nancy at (541) 259-1396 or by email at

Those unable to attend are asked to cancel their reservations.

Red Cross blood drive scheduled

Sweet Home High School students will host a Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St.

Participants can sign up by emailing or They can also sign up through the Red Cross website at, entering the Sweet Home zip code to access signup information.

PEO to host bunco party and auction

P.E.O. chapter DD is hosting a Fall Bunco Party and Silent Auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Fir Lawn Lutheran Church, 109 W. Holley Road.

All proceeds go to scholarships for local women.

A chili or potato soup dinner, the fixings, dessert and prizes are included in the ticket price of $20.

Everyone is welcome; RSVPs are requested at (541) 971-1092.

Square-dancing classes to begin

Sweet Home Squarenaders will begin holding square dance classes from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, in the gymnasium at Oak Heights School, 605 Elm St.

Dress is casual and no partner is required.

Families are encouraged to participate.

For more information, contact Jim at (541) 409-1602.

Share a story for Lebanon museum

The Lebanon Museum Foundation has begun its first oral-history project, with the aim of collecting stories from the town’s past in the form of audio interviews. Anyone who has lived in Lebanon for approximately 75 years or longer is encouraged to volunteer.

Ten will be recorded by the end of this year. Future oral-history projects will likely follow, perhaps on specific topics and more recent events.

The completed interviews will be available at the Lebanon Public Library as well as the future Lebanon Museum.

To volunteer for an interview or to learn more about the project, contact Linda Ziedrich at (503) 707-1539 or


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021