Announcements, calendar of events, Feb/March 2022

Boys & Girls Club, JBO, holding sign-ups

The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam is holding signups for spring sports. Registration is online, at bgofgreatersantiam.sportngin.com/home. For details on each sport, see below.
JBO Baseball: Signups for JBO baseball run through March 6. Practice starts April 18 and games begin May 9.
Cost for the 2022 season is $135 for minors (third- and fourth-graders), $150 for juniors (fifth- and sixth-graders), and $165 for seniors (seventh- and eighth-graders).
Evaluations will be held Saturday, March 5, at the Lebanon High School baseball and football fields. Senior tryouts will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; junior tryouts from noon to 2 p.m.; and minors will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Check-in starts 30 minutes before the scheduled time at the LHS baseball field snack shack. Players must bring a glove.
To participate in the JBO season, players will need a helmet (red or blue preferred), a glove, gray (or gray with blue pipe) baseball pants, a blue belt and blue socks. The registration fee covers the hat and jersey, team equipment, and umpire and league fees.
Track and Field: Signups for Boys & Girls Club track and field run through Feb. 21. Cost is $100. Practice begins March 14 and games begin April 9.
Volleyball: Signups for spring volleyball run through Feb. 21. Cost is $112 for third- and fourth-graders, and $120 for fifth- through eighth-graders. Practice begins March 14 and games begin April 4.
Indoor Soccer: Signups for indoor soccer run through Feb. 21. Cost is $90 for first- and second-graders, and $100 for third- and fourth-graders. Practice starts March 14, and games begin April 4.
For more information, contact Allyson at (541) 512-7640 or email [email protected].

Scholarships available for students pursuing health care

The Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation is accepting scholarship application programs for east Linn County students pursuing careers in health care.
Scholarships are available for medical, nursing and nursing education students as well as students enrolled in a Linn-Benton Community College health career program.
Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Scholarship recipients will be announced by June 1.
The following scholarships are available:
♦ The Frank Girod, MD, Medical Scholarship: For students enrolled in medical school. This scholarship is named for the late Frank Girod, MD, a primary care physician who was instrumental in the establishment of Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. Applicants must submit an application, a written statement about their goals and any community service involvement, as well as a cost and Resource EEstimate worksheet.
♦ The Julietta A. Pape Scholarship Fund: For east Linn County students pursuing a medical degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest in Lebanon or Oregon Health Science University in Portland. This scholarship honors Pape’s lifetime contribution to education. Applicants must submit an application, a cover letter introducing themselves, the degree they’re pursuing, their interest in a medical career and an official college transcript.
♦ The Rachel Easton, RN, Nursing Scholarship: For students enrolled in a nursing degree program. It is named for Rachel Easton, a longtime nurse at Samaritan Park Street Clinic in Lebanon. Applicants must submit an official transcript including fall 2020 grades, a one- or two-page typed statement discussing why they are pursuing a nursing degree, a listing of goals, a completed application form, a cost and resource estimate worksheet, any special circumstances for the scholarship committee to consider, plus a signed and dated letter of recommendation from someone who knows the applicant well.
♦ The John and Carol Dinges Medical Scholarship: For east Linn County students enrolled in an entry-level health care program at Linn-Benton Community College. Examples of entry-level programs include certified medical assistant, certified nursing assistant, medical office specialist and dental assistant. First preference will be given to Lebanon High School seniors and graduates, but seniors and graduates at all east Linn County high schools are invited to apply.
♦ The Nurse Education Scholarship: For caregivers and certified nursing assistants who are pursuing continued education in the nursing field. Preference is given to applicants from the Lebanon area and single parents. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Saturday, May 28. Recipients will be announced by July 1.
For more information, call (541) 451-6303 or visit samhealth.org/Scholarships.

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Lebanon Senior Center is hosting Random Acts of Kindness Week Feb. 13-19 at 80 Tangent St.
Seniors can stop in for a wide variety of activities geared toward spreading kindness, including writing a card or letter to a friend, creating a “warm wishes” poster, creating a hanging bird treat or donating to the animal shelter, making a donation to the FISH food pantry, and more.
Find out more by calling (541) 258-4919.

Science Pub looks at smoke, wine

The Oregon Science Pub will explore the impact of wildfire smoke on wine and grapes in its next session, scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, via YouTube Live.
The virtual event, a joint effort of Oregon State University in Corvallis and OSU-Cascades in Bend, features OSU postdoctoral scholar Cole Cerrato and his presentation, “Clearing the Haze Around Wildfire Smoke’s Impact on Wine: The Chemistry of Smoke-Affected Wine.”
Wine vintners along the West Coast, including in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, have increasingly had to consider potential impacts to wine quality due to wildfire smoke. OSU researchers, Cerrato among them, have been investigating which chemicals in smoke have the greatest impact.
During his presentation, Cerrato will provide some background on wine chemistry, give a demonstration on how to drink wine to best sense flavor and aroma characteristics, and describe his research with OSU professor of enology Elizabeth Tomasino on smoke-affected wine.
Registration for the event is required and can be completed at beav.es/wik.

OSU announces career fair series

Oregon State University has announced its slate for its Winter Term Career Fair series, with multiple events scheduled for February 2022.
The virtual Winter Civil and Construction Engineering Fair, which attracts some 70 employers in those fields, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14. Sign up for the event at bit.ly/3IbXjpv.
The Winter Career and Internship Fair for all industries will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Memorial Union ballroom on OSU’s Corvallis campus. This fair attracts over 100 employers looking to fill jobs and internships in STEM fields, liberal studies, social services, grad programs and business services. Register at bit.ly/31q1AF9.
The 2022 Nonprofit and Public Service Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the Memorial Union ballroom. Attendees will meet representatives from more than 50 nonprofit and local government organizations representing a wide variety of fields who are seeking OSU volunteers, interns and employees. Sign up at bit.ly/3DsF6Aw.

Grief help focus of Zoom seminar

Not sure how to help a friend or relative who is struggling with grief?
Lumina Hospice offers a free Zoom seminar on how to console someone in that situation from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Participants will learn different ways people experience grief and the dos and don’ts  of offering support.
Registration is required at www.eventbrite.com/e/illuminatingsupporting-a-friend-in-grief-tickets-250701844967.

Workshop offers tips on tantrums

Samaritan Health will offer an online workshop for parents and providers, exploring how to manage preschoolers’ temper tantrums and meltdowns.
It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15.
The workshop, called “Tempering Tantrums and Empowering Preschoolers to Manage Meltdowns,” will be taught by Richard Halpern, a certified positive discipline parent educator with 25 years of experience working with families.
Participants will explore strategies to help preschoolers in classroom settings mellow the meltdowns, plus proactive tips to prevent tantrums from happening at all. Basic skills and games to empower self-regulation, self-calming, cooperation and mindfulness will be reviewed. There will be a group discussion with experiential activities (role-playing) to explore best practices.
The workshop is free for families with preschool-age children. Register by contacting Sommer McLeish at [email protected]. For providers wishing to receive two hours of childcare development education credit, a cost of $20 will apply. They may register by emailing [email protected] or calling (541) 497-4358.

Chamber to hold DSA banquet

Nominations for Lebanon Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Services Awards  will be held Feb. 18. Tickets are available at the chamber, 1040 Park St.
Individuals who have served the community in a wide variety of ways will be honored.
For more information, call (541) 258- 7164.

PHOTOGRAPHER KEN BOLF’S work (above, “Two Egrets”) will be displayed beginning Feb. 18 at Citizens Bank, 2122 Santiam Hwy., Lebanon. The exhibit, which features three photographs at a time displayed beginning March 26 and April 29, runs through June 3. Provided photo

Citizens Bank hosts photography

Lebanon photographer Ken Bolf will display his landscape and large-bird photographs beginning Feb. 18 at Citizens Bank, 2122 S. Santiam Hwy., Lebanon.
Bolf will show three photographs at a time, The second set begins March 26, and the third on April 29.
Citizens Bank had hosted Bolf’s two-month exhibit for 11 consecutive years, ending in 2019.
This display will run through June 3.
Bolf’s new web site, which will be launched late February, will include new landscape, wildlife, and miscellaneous photographs from the last two years.

Polar Plunge in Corvallis Feb. 19

The Polar Plunge will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Crystal Lake Sports Fields, 100 SE Fisher Lane, Corvallis.
This is the event’s 12th year in Corvallis.
With water temperatures registering below 40 degrees, dozens of local teams consisting of students, law enforcement officials, gyms, corporate partners and general thrill seekers will sprint into the frigid lake to support Special Olympics Oregon, with a statewide goal of raising $590,000 toward the support of those living with intellectual disabilities, the state’s largest disability population.
Anyone wishing to participate can register (there is a $30 registration fee) and find more details at www.plungeoregon.com.

COVID-era heart health tips Feb. 23

Samaritan Health will offer a free virtual seminar on “Heart Health During the Pandemic” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23.
Cardiology fellow Dr. Tyler Schultz will offer tips on ways to facilitate heart health. To register, visit www.samhealth.org/patient-visitors/health-resources/seminars-healthy-minds-healthy-bodies, scroll down to “See Our Next Seminars and Register,” and click on this seminar.

Nurses, ministers invited to meet

The Faith Community Health Network of the Mid-Willamette Valley meets from 4 to 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month – Feb. 23.
FCHN is a network of nurses and health ministers from diverse faiths across the Mid-Willamette Valley serving – or who want to serve – in their faith community and who are passionate to bring improved healthcare access and equity to the most vulnerable populations.
Faith Community Nursing is a recognized nursing specialty that has grown in popularity with nurses who want to improve their spiritual care skills at any point in their career, or seasoned nurses retiring from their paid positions who want to keep their license active and use their expertise to serve their faith community.
Check the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce Calendar, email [email protected], or call Deb at (541) 248-0595 for info on upcoming meetings.

Post office to hosts Feb. 25-26 job fair

Local post offices need mail carriers and the Post Office is hosting a job fair Feb. 25-26 to recruit people interested in that opportunity.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or citizens of an American territory, who are 18 years old at the time of appointment, or 16 years old with a high school diploma.
They must pass a background check, drug screening and medical assessment.
Those attending the job fair should bring their driver’s license, education history with addresses, employment history for the past seven years and, if a veteran, DD214.
The event will be held at the Salem Post Office, 1050 25th St. SE, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days,
USPS personnel will be on site to assist.
For more information, visit usps,com/careers.

First Friday fetes author Dr. Seuss

Lebanon Downtown Association will celebrate its monthly First Friday with a birthday tribute to Dr. Seuss from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4.
The Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Bash will include sweets, plush animal rides, popcorn and cotton candy, games, and more.
Find the activities at the LDA office inside the MVA Building at 680 S. Main St. For more information, call (541) 497-1415.

All aboard for a Ladies Night Out

The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam, in conjunction with the Santiam Excursion Train, is sponsoring a Ladies Night Out from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 4.
Plans for the evening include shopping, silent purse action, drinks, dinner and music, all aboard the Santiam Excursion Train. The event is a fundraiser for girls served by the club.
Tickets are $50 per person. For more information or to book the trip, visit bit.ly/3nkWn9Y.

Book sale set for March 19

Friends of the Lebanon Public Library will hold their Monthly Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Saturday, March 19,  at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.
The public is invited to select books from the main bookstore as well as check out the vintage book art available for purchase.
Donations are the heart of the Friends’ fundraising. Clean, undamaged books published on or after 1990, audiobooks and movies on disk may be donated to the Used Bookstore inside the Lebanon Senior Center weekdays  between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.   Donations are tax-deductible, as the Friends is a 501 (c)(3) organization.
Proceeds from sales are used to help fund programs at the Lebanon Public Library including Summer Reading and Take & Make Crafts, Storytime and activities for ’Tweens and Young Adults. The Friends support opportunities to advance literacy, encourage an appreciation of reading and to promote a wider acquaintance of the educational and cultural facilities at the Lebanon Public Library.
The Friends can be contacted at (541) 730-3602, or by email at [email protected]. Follow  them on Facebook or Instagram @lebanonlibraryfriends.