Around Town: August 2017

Photographer’s work on exhibit

Lebanon photographer Ken Bolf is presenting an exhibit of new works through Sept. 30 at Citizens Bank, 2122 S. Santiam, Lebanon.
This is the 10th consecutive year Bolf has displayed his work at Citizens Bank.
Bolf’s photographs focus on landscapes and wildlife.
More of Bolf’s phtogographs can be viewed at www.kenbolfphotography.com.

Exchange host families needed

Families are being sought by an area organization to host international exchange students for the upcoming school year.
ASSE International Student Exchange Program is seeking local families to host boys and girls from 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy and Japan, to name a few.

Hosting a student can supplement educational and personal growth opportunities for children of the host family.

For more information, call 1-800-733-2773 or visit www.host.asse.com.

Limited eclipse camping available

Spend the weekend camping and see the eclipse at Cheadle Lake Park, 37919 Weirich Drive, in Lebanon.

The park offers many unobstructed sight lines of the sun.

On Sunday, Aug. 20, the band Crazy 8’s will perform.

Rental camping rates for the weekend are $75 per night for RV dry camping and $35 per night for tent camping. Three-night discounts are available as well.

No sites with power and water are currently available for RVs.

On Monday, Aug. 21, the Optimist Club of Lebanon and the Boys & Girls Club will serve breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. (the eclipse begins just after 9).

Cost is $8 per person or $5 for children under 12.

The menu includes biscuits and gravy, eggs and sausage. Proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club.

For more information, contact Ronn at (541) 409-2040.

Half-K Wine Dash downtown Aug. 19

Willamette Manor Assisted Living is holding its fourth annual Super Hero Half-K Wine Dash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19.

The “grueling” .31-mile event will feature tasting spots and snacks along the downtown Lebanon’s Main Street. Participants can join Portland Superheroes in local wine and beer tastings in selected businesses in the downtown area.

Registration and the starting line will be at Strawberry Plaza. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero or create a superhero of their own.

Participants must be 21 or older to participate in the tasting portion of the event. Photo ID is required.

Registration, which is $25 per person, includes a wine glass and five tasting tickets to get people started. Additional tasting tickets are $5 for five, available for sale along the way.

Participants will also receive Passports when they register, which qualify those who make every stop for a grand prize.

Photo opportunities with Portland Superheroes will be available at the finish line, in front of the Kuhn Theater. Prizes for best costume and raffle tickets will be awarded as well.
For more information, contact Jami Peterson or Jennifer Larson at (541) 258-8178.

Brunch with eclipse at Boulder Falls

Boulder Falls Inn will hold a Solar Eclipse Viewing Brunch from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 21 in the Conference Center.

Cost is $25 and includes a meal and drink ticket for one Eclipse mimosa. A viewing area will be available in the Japanese koi pond and garden.

Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boulder-falls-eclipse-viewing-brunch-tickets-36370544277?aff=es2. Event Brite fees apply.

For more information, call (541) 451-1000.

Bluegrass trio to play at Ralston

The Bush Pilots trio will play bluegrass-style selections during the Aug. 22 performance of the Concerts in the Park series at Ralston Park, corner of Park and Oak streets.

Concerts are held from 6 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday. Admission is free but donations are accepted.

Chiefs to host free lunch for public

A Chiefs’ Luncheon will be held at Ralston Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 with Police Chief Frank Stevenson and Fire Chief Gordon Sletmoe.

There will be a free lunch, water games, face painting, fingerprinting and more.
Admission is free.

Drive-through hot dogs for B&G Club

The Lebanon Chamber is holding a drive-through hot dog stand from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Thursday through, literally, the end of August.

Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls club.

For more information, email [email protected].

Living Well class begins Aug. 23

Samaritan Health Services will host a Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop at the Lebanon Community Hospital.

The series will meet weekly from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Aug. 23.

The class is open to anyone with a chronic condition.

The six-session workshop will teach those with chronic conditions how to take control of their health. Participants will learn to manage medications, fight fatigue and frustration, deal with depression, start an exercise program, eat well and meet goals.

The Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop is free and does not require a physician referral.

For more information, visit samhealth.org/LivingWell.

Appreciation Day at Farmers Market

The Lebanon Farmers Market will host a Customer Appreciation Event from 2 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 24, at the city parking lot at Grant and Main streets.

The event will include music by Sig Paulson, cooking and educational demonstrations, a free souvenir photo booth, a special appearance by Mayor Paul Aziz, and an opportunity to win a $100 gift prize basket sponsored by Country Financial/Michelle Morford.

The first 100 customers to enter the prize drawing will receive a $5 cash token to spend at the market.

Blood drive at Wal-Mart Aug. 24

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 in the Wal-mart parking lot.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or sign up online at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code WalmartLebanon.

Judge to speak at chamber Forum

Judge James C. “Jim” Egan will be the featured speaker at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Forum Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday Aug. 25, at Samaritan
Lebanon Community Hospital Training Center, 525 N. Santiam Hwy.

Cost is $15 and RSVPs are required. The menu will feature BBQ chicken, pasta salad, corn and garlic Texas toast, with tiger cake for dessert.

For information or to RSVP, contact Shelly Garrett at (541) 258-7164.

Music on Fridays at Marks Ridge

The contemporary folk/country group Oldfield Road will perform Friday, Aug. 25, at Marks Ridge Winery, 29255 Berlin Road.

Wrapping up the winery’s summer music series will be local chamber musicians Keith Scofield, Bill Langston and Marilyn Tyler on Sept. 1.

Open-air seating at bistro tables is available, or guests can bring their own blankets or chairs. Bring cheese, crackers or a picnic dinner. No outside alcohol is allowed.

Cost is $10. Youngsters 17 and under are free.

For more information, visit www.marksridge.com or call (541) 974-4457.

‘Mr. Burns’ on stage at LBCC

Linn-Benton Community College will perform “Mr. Burns” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25 and 26 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27.

Set at a time after the apocalypse, Anne Washburn’s dark comedy starts with the animated sitcom “The Simpsons,” as a group of survivors sit around a campfire and try to recall the TV show’s “Cape Feare” episode.

Years later, those survivors become a wandering theater troupe keeping civilization alive by performing classic TV episodes.

Tickets are $14 general admission and $10 for students/seniors. To purchase tickets online, visit linnbenton.edu/tickets.

For more information, call (541) 917-4531.

Lebanon pool to celebrate 50 years

Lebanon Community Pool will hold a 50th Anniversary Party from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the high school pool facility, 800 S 5th St.

The event will include exercise classes and swimming lesson demos, outside games and food such as cotton candy and snow cones, face painting and more. Admission to recreational swimming will be 50-cents – the 1967 price – from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Lorlee Engler at (541) 451-8551.

Hand In Hand plans public events

Hand In Hand Farm invites the public to an End of Summer Celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at 35105 Ede Road.

Visitors can interact with staff and farm participants, and tour the facility.

Also, on Sunday, Aug. 27, Providence Vineyard Christian Fellowship and Hand in Hand Farm will host a potluck at the farm, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Participants are asked to bring a cold dish to share. A tour of the farm will be available after the meal.

For more information, call (541) 451-1243.

Railroad Picnic run and supplies drive

Albany Eastern Railroad will offer its final Picnic Express run from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, from the Santiam Travel Station for the last ride of the summer.

The company will be collecting school supplies, toys and snacks on this one-hour ride. Those who donate will receive a special treat on the train.

For more information, visit https://santiamexcursiontrains.com/tickets/picnic-express.

Blood drive at Our Saviour’s Lutheran

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 3111 S. Main Road, Lebanon.

To schedule an appointment contact Lynne Newman at (541) 258-7568.

Patriots Day event at Boulder Falls

Boulder Falls Events Center will host a Patriots Day commemoration event from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at its Circle of Flags, 505 Mullins Drive.

The event will remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 and will include guest dpeakers, ringing of the bells and more.

For more information, call the Lebanon Police Department at (541) 451-1751.

LBCC offers fall business help
Going into business?

Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center is offering a free session on that topic from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

That day is also the orientation for LBCC Small Business Development Center’s Foundations of Business Success series, which includes 10 sessions on how to create and assess a business plan for a start-up or new business.

Professional speakers will cover topics in financial management, pricing, cash flow, marketing, sales, legal topics, insurance needs, bookkeeping systems, market research, and exploring the lifestyle of a new business owner. One-on-one advising is included.

The class will be held at 6 p.m. at the Benton Center. Classes run from 6 to 9 p.m.

Tuesdays, starting Sept. 19 and ending Nov. 21.

Fees range from $99 to $399, assessed on a sliding scale.

Also, LBCC will hold a free orientation session at the Albany campus, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 13 for its Making Dollars and Sense of Your Business Financials class series, which runs Sept. 13 through Oct. 18.

The five-week class is held every other Wednesday afternoon, starting Sept. 20.

CARDV fund-raiser at Albany brewery

The Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence will hold a bene-fit dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Calapooia Brewing Co., 140 NE Hill St., Albany.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 to $20 each, available online or at the door; a $5 donation is recommended for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets online, visit cardv.org/benefit.

Attendees can enter to win raffle prizes from local businesses. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or six for $25. Winners do not need to be present.

For more details on the event, including the prizes, visit the website listed above or contact Jennifer Morris at (541) 758-0219, ext. 302 or [email protected].

Santiam Place Flea Market Sept. 16

Santiam Place Event Hall will host its annual Flea Market, an indoor/outdoor event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 16 at 139 Main St.

Indoor and outdoor vendors will sell a variety of items including home-based business products and services, crafts, handmade items, yard sale items and plenty of miscellaneous. Admission is free to the public. Vendor fees apply.

For more information, visit www.santiamplace.com or contact Sally at (541) 259-4255.

Square dance trial lessons Sept. 17

Lebanon Square Circlers will offer square dance lessons beginning Sept. 17, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lebanon IOOF Hall, 20 Ash St.

No partner is required and the first class is free. Admission is normally $5 per person or $12 per family.

No previous dance experience is necessary and families are especially welcome. The event is held in a family-friendly, smoke- and alcohol-free environment.

Organizers say square dancing is a good low-impact exercise, stimulates the brain and a good way to have fun.

For more information, contact Kaynor at (541) 401-9780.