Around Town for Aug/Sept 2020, MotorVu photos

City-wide yard sale this Saturday

The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce’s first annual city-wide yard sale is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, in Lebanon.

Almost 60 homes are signed up to be listed as part of the event. A map is available on the Chamber website.

Two more drive-in movies scheduled

Lebanon’s Motor Vu drive-in movie theater is back with two more movies this summer at Cheadle Lake Park.
“Onward” plays Saturday night, Aug. 22, and “Jumanji, The Next Level,” will follow on Aug. 28 and 29 in the open-air venue.
Gates open at 7 p.m. so patrons can enjoy the food trucks, or a picnic. The show will roll at dusk. approximatley 9:15 p.m. on the big screen mounted above the parking area.
Face masks must be worn if a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained. Hand washing/sanitizing stations will be available throughout the area. Public restrooms will also be available.
Upon arrival, patrons will be directed to a specific parking spot. These parking spots will provide the mandated distance between vehicles/parties.
Mosquitoes also love open-air movies, so repellant is strongly advised.
Tickets range from $20 to $60 per carload, based on where patrons would like to park. Details are available at drivein-lebanon.com.

Library offering tabletop games

The Lebanon Public Library is expanding its Library of Things collection to include tabletop games.
A selection of 10 games has been added to the catalog for checkout, with more to come.
Patrons in good standing, with an adult library card, can check out one game per household for 21 days.
For more information, contact the library at (541) 258.4926, visit www.LebanonOregon.gov/library, like the library on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/CityofLebanon or follow the library on Instagram at Lebanon_Library.

Camp offered for middle schoolers

The Lebanon Boys & Girls Club Teen Center is holding Middle School Summer Camp 2020 for students entering sixth through eighth grades on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 28.
Cost is $15 a week. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Teen Center, located at 626 N. Second St. Activities include tournaments, crafts, sports, video games, cooking and other fun. The camp is open to all students. Advance registration is required and strict regulations and guidelines are followed.
For more information, contact Tyler Reece at (541) 258-7105.

Extension offers free canning advice

The Oregon State University Extension Service Master Food Preserver program is offering a free hotline to help local residents preserve their fruits, vegetables and meats.
The toll-free hotline at 800-354-7319 runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. When the hotline is closed, callers can leave a message. The hotline is staffed by certified Master Food Preserver volunteers and is available statewide.
Also, in partnership with OSU Extension, Bi-Mart has placed signage and information in food preservation aisles in the employee-owned chain’s 80 stores in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
The Extension-designed posters and brochures provide tips on canning, freezing, smoking, pickling, drying, jerky and jams and jellies. They come complete with a QR code that, when scanned with a smartphone, takes you to OSU Extension’s Home Food Safety and Preservation website with additional information.
Extension’s Ask an Expert, an online question-and-answer service, is another way to get information.
Post a question and an expert will get back to you within 48 hours. They can offer information about anything related to food preservation from safety concerns to recipes.
A free app,  Canning Timer & Checklist, provides reminders of essential steps in the canning process.
Also, check out the new Facebook page and Instagram page.
Additionally, many Extension offices offer free pressure gauge testing. The hotline volunteers can provide you with information specific to your county.

Bands and Brews Saturdays in Plaza

Summer Bands and Brews takes place Saturday evenings in Strawberry Plaza, 847 S. Main St. in Lebanon.
Performances begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
The line-up for the next month includes:
♦ Aug. 15 – Gabriel Cox Band. Salem-based artist Cox and his group specialize in classic blues. Cox has been described as “an artist that deserves to rise to the very top.” He’s released two albums, the most recent, “I Surrender,” described in a Cascade Blues Association review as “a roots album of extraordinary merit.”
♦ Aug. 22 – Adam Larson and Company. Corvallis-based Larson and his group perform old-time-style country music of hard times and moving on. A member of the Lonesome Valley Rounders, Larson was part of five Oregon Jamboree appearances before forming his new band and recently releasing their first single, “These Colors Never Run,” in conjunction with producer Nate Roos of The Castle House studio in Lebanon.
♦ Aug. 29 – DTW (Despite The Whiteness). The 10-piece Corvallis-based big band specializes in horns, funk and jazz, and a diverse repertoire of time-tested standards, pop-favorite renditions, video game themes, etc. They like participation.

Friday night music at Marks Ridge

Marks Ridge Winery hosts its summer concert series at 7 p.m. Fridays at 29255 Berlin Road.
Cost is $10 per person. Bring a picnic dinner, friends, blankets and lawn chairs. Wine is available for sale. For more information, contact Janet at (541) 974-4457.
Upcoming performers include:
♦ Aug. 21 – Dorian Michael. A guitarist for 40 years, Michael’s fingerstyle performances feature “contemporary traditional” acoustic solo blues and folk, jazz and rock ’n’ roll – both covers and original material. He does his best to give listeners “at least a few small surprises.”
♦ Aug. 28 – Jobe Woosley and Company. Originally from Sweet Home, Woosley is now based in Eugene and his band has developed a dedicated following throughout central Oregon. They play a blend of covers and originals, inspired by late-’60s folk and roots Americana.

OSU offering Dry Farm Field Days

The Oregon State University Extension Small Farms Program is offering its sixth annual series of Dry Farming Field Days.
These virtual tours will provide an online opportunity to learn about the five core research projects, ask questions, and view video footage of crops grown with little or no supplemental irrigation in the field. Field days are held on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. during August and September.
There will be a total of nine field tours, including: Site Suitability for Dry Farming, Soil Management Trial, Potato Variety Trial, Tomato Management Study, Tomato Variety Trial, Bean Variety Trials, Squash Variety Trials, Corn Breeding Project, and Harvest Showcase of Dry-Farmed Vegetable Varieties.
All events are free to attend. Registration is required to receive the webinar link. For more information and to register, visit smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/smallfarms/dry-farming or contact Teagan Moran at (541) 713-5011 or by email at [email protected].

Area artists’ work displayed at gallery

Nancy Anderson of Albany and JJ Jones of Corvallis are the featured artists for August at Gallery Calapooia at 222 W 1st Ave. in Albany.
Virtual First Friday receptions are now held live on Facebook. Visit the gallery’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/gallerycalapooia.
Anderson has been a member of Gallery Calapooia since 2014 and her work includes calligraphy as well as collage and cut paper. Her theme is “Summer in Oregon.” Her work showcases the beauty of the flowers of this season and landscapes of the area.
Jones, a new member of the gallery, has been doing lathe work since 1985. In addition to burl woods, he uses hawthorn, elm, mahogany, cherry, mimosa, walnut, and osage orange, all scavenged or upcycled.
He creates a variety of items, ranging from large sculptural vases to smaller items like pepper grinders and more recently, French-style rolling pins.
Gallery Calapooia, a nonprofit cooperative effort of 21 artists, is now open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, call (541) 971-5701 or visit www.gallerycalapooia.com.

THE STRAWBERRY CENTURY, which sent riders through Sweet Home last month, donated $1,500 to Linn Benton Food Share, which is the equivalent of 9,000 meals. The bike ride, in its 28th year, was limited to 100 riders this year. It has donated $6,200 worth of bikes and helmets to Linn County children over the past three years, $3,600 to schools, hospitals and churches, and $2,500 for trails, maps and racks. Pictured, from left, are Santiam Spokes President Al Rimer and Treasurer Sandra Law, who presented a check to Brody Colgan of Food Share, at right.
Photo by Scott Swanson

Mobile clinic to stop at local church

SamCare Mobile Medicine, a health clinic inside a 40-foot vehicle, will visit St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Lebanon once a month, starting Wednesday, Aug. 19.
The church is located at 257 E. Milton St., on the corner of Milton and Williams streets in Lebanon.
The goal is to provide basic health care for those who are most at risk or vulnerable and are struggling to access services. Clinicians on the bus can see patients of all ages for basic health care needs.
Schedule an appointment by calling (541) 768-2220, and then press option 3 to speak with a scheduler. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Clinicians on the bus cannot provide testing for the coronavirus.
Patients who have any known coronavirus symptoms such as fever, chills or shaking; cough or sore throat; shortness of breath; muscle aches or pains; loss of smell or taste; headache or any cold or flu-like symptoms are asked to call their primary care provider for a telehealth visit or do a MyChart “Coronavirus Concerns” E-Visit from your computer or smart device to be assessed and routed to appropriate testing and care.
If you are not currently a Samaritan patient, call (541) 768-7080 to set up a MyChart account.
Insurance (OHP and others) will be billed for your health care visit on the bus. In some circumstances, health care can be provided at no cost.
The next visit will be Sept. 16.
To learn more about SamCare Mobile Medicine, go to samhealth.org/MobileMed.

Fundraiser for bowling alley

Gary Heintzman, owner of Linn Lanes, has been nominated to compete in the “Save the Alleys” fundraiser, a bowling event aimed at supporting eight local bowling alley proprietors.
Proprietors compete at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at AMF Firebird Lanes, 4303 Center St. NE, Salem.
Proprietors sell “shares” for $20 to go into cash prizes. They will compete for the cash by bowling in a parking lot with three pins at 50 yards. Prizes will be used toward the alleys’ needs.
Those who bought shares from the winning proprietor will bowl to win cash prizes.
For more information, contact Linn Lanes during business hours at (541) 451-3900.

‘Ultimate Scavenger Hunt’ on Aug. 22

Bigfoot Grille will host an “Ultimate Scavenger Hunt” from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, starting at 525 Main St.
Up to 20 Bigfoots will be hidden throughout town and in local Lebanon businesses. The Bigfoots will range in size and their hiding place could be anywhere. Bigfoots hidden at business locations will have a larger prize opportunity and may be harder to locate!
Clues will be provided. There are rules, which are available on Bigfoot Grille’s Facebook page under “Events.”

Rally against human trafficking

A rally against human trafficking is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the corner of Airport Road and Santiam Highway.
Interested people may bring signs to show support.

Local cemetery care day Aug. 22

Volunteers interested in helping with yard work at IOOF Cemetery can meet from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at 37295 Cemetery Road.
Weeding is needed around headstones. Bark chips and flowers will be installed.
Water, coffee and donuts provided. Please wear a mask and meet at the office. Bring your own rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, brooms, weed eaters and blowers.
For more information, contact Eva Mosley at (541) 409-7096.

Oaks concert for Alzheimer’s Walk

The Oaks at Lebanon Retirement and Assisted Living will host its annual benefit concert supporting Mid-Valley Walk to End Alz-heimer’s from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, on the lawn at the library, 25 Academy Square.
Weldwood Blues Band and Gabriel Cox will perform live music. Food trucks will be there. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Social distancing will be encouraged.
For more information, contact Jenni at (541) 619-0556.