Around Town for June/July 2021

Library cards for kids outside city

To promote literacy and equity of access for Lebanon area children, the Lebanon Public Library is offering limited-access student library cards for children ages 5 to 18 who reside within the Lebanon School District but outside city limits.
The student card will ensure all students have access to print and digital library resources. There is no fee for the limited-access student library card. To apply, students under 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with current identification. Students 15 and over with a current Oregon driver’s license or permit, can apply on their own.
For more information, call the library at (541) 258.4926, visit www.LebanonOregon.gov/library, like the library on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/LebanonOregonLibrary or follow it on Instagram at Lebanon_Library.

Sr. Center open, offering activities

The Lebanon Senior Center is reopening (see page 15) at 80 Tangent St. and is offering the following programs for in-house participation: Social Hour on Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m.; Seated Chair Chi on Tuesdays from 10 to 10:40 a.m.; Seated Move to Music on Tuesdays from 10 to 10:40 a.m.; and Painting Enthusiasts on Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the Senior Center at (541) 258-4914.

Library summer reading under way

Lebanon Public Library has kicked off its Summer Reading program for readers of all ages.
The program continues through Aug. 19.
To get started, stop by the library, at 55 Academy St., to pick up a reading log or visit www.ci.lebanon.or.us/ library to print a copy. Participants can earn prizes while reading and families are encouraged to participate together.
Also, the library will be offering a variety of Take and Make activities for all ages throughout the summer months, including Take and Make activities for children ages 5-14 from the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
Kits include Power of Plants, Oregon’s Amazing Animals and Oregon’s Dino-Story.  Take and Make activities are limited and are on a first-come, first- served basis.
For more information, call (541) 258-4926.

Vision group to hear about transit

Ted Frazier, supervisor of the city of Albany’s American Disability Act-required Para-Transit program, will be guest speaker for the Wednesday, June 16 meeting of the Mid-Valley Low Vision Support Group.
The group will meet at 2 p.m. at the Brookdale Grand Prairie senior living facility, 1929 Grand Prairie Road SE. Albany.  The senior facility requires mouth coverings to be worn.
The ADA Para-transit program provides transportation to persons with a disability who cannot get to a City bus stop on the  City’s regular fixed route. Low vision and no vision falls within the scope of  the many disabilities that are required for people who may use this service.
In addition to Frazier’s Para-Transit management, he also participates in the city’s Dial-A-Ride program which is for transportation for people over the age of 60. He has been with the city of Albany for  25 years.
Although he is not responsible for transportation for those who reside outside of Albany’s service area, Frazier is very knowledgeable about the service and is available for questions concerning such services in other mid-valley areas.
The Mid Valley Low Vision Support group is a self-founded nonprofit organization in its seventh year. There is no membership, no dues. Reservations are not required, and all are invited to attend. Light refreshments are served.
For more information, call (541) 974-6233.

Rock painting at Senior Center

Lebanon Senior Center will offer a Crafternoon focusing on rock painting from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at 80 Tangent St.
Create some decorative rocks for your garden, for around your house, or to hide around the park. Supplies provided.
For more information, call (541) 258-4919.

Movies offered for seniors

Lebanon Senior Center offers Movies on the Big Screen each Friday, starting at 1 p.m. at 80 Tangent St.
The June 18 feature will be “Harriet,” a 2019 American biographical film on abolitionist Harriet Tubman, rated PG-13.
“Dial M for Murder” will be shown June 25. The 1954 crime mystery thriller, directed by Albert Hitchcock, stars Grace Kelly as Margot, the wealthy wife of ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice (Ray Milland), who wants to have her murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance. When he discovers she’s having an affair, he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her, blackmailing an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder. But the carefully-orchestrated set-up goes awry, and Margot doesn’t die, which forces Wendice into a frantic scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected.
For more information, call (541) 258-4919.

Samaritan offers health seminars

Samaritan Health is offering an online presentation on “COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A for Parents and Youths” will be held 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 18.
Join pediatrician Eddie Frothingham, MD, and infectious disease specialist Adam Brady, MD, for this free webinar and question and answer session.
Registration is required. To register, visit www.samhealth.org/health-services/classes-and-events and scroll to the class you’d like to participate in.

Pioneer Picnic June 18-20

Brownsville will host its 134th Pioneer Picnic celebration June 18-20, which includes a variety of live, on-site activities, as well as some virtual events.
The festival includes a passport tour activity in which visitors can get stamps as they visit local businesses and win prizes; and a Kiddie “Shoebox” Parade in which children can decorate shoeboxes in the theme “Homesteading Oregon,” which will be displayed at the American Legion building and judged for prizes;
The Chamber Breakfast will be from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, June 19, with a menu of pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice served at the Pioneer Park pavilion. Cost is $8 each for adults, $5 for children.
A “Porch Parade” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 19, in which residents will decorate their homes and businesses in the theme “Homesteading Oregon” and visitors can drive by and view them via a tour map that will be available.
A Pioneer Picnic Community Church Service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 20, at First Baptist Church, 27910 Seven Mile Lane. The service will be outside, so participants are asked to bring chairs and blankets.
The Pioneer Dam Run will start at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 20, on Park Street. Distances include a 5K and a 10K. The course follows Kirk Avenue and Northern Drive to the Brownsville Dam site on the Calapooia River.
Registration is from 7 to 7:45 a.m. or online at www.eclecticedgeracing.com/pioneer-dam-run.html.
Proceeds from the event will be donated toward refurbishment of the Central Linn High School Track.
For more information, visit www.pioneerpicnic.com or call (541) 928-0831.

Samaritan seminar on prostate issues

Samaritan Health is offering an online presentation on “Enlarged Prostate – Understand Your Treatment Options,” from 11:15 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 22.
Can’t sleep through the night or get through a movie or a round of golf without making a trip to the bathroom? Join urologist Robert Laciak, MD, as he shares information about the signs and symptoms of an enlarged prostate, and the surgical and non-surgical treatment options available.
Registration is required. To register, visit www.samhealth.org/health-services/classes-and-events and scroll to the class you’d like to participate in.

B&G Club golf tournament

The Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam will host its annual golf tournament fund-raiser Friday, June 25, at Pineway Golf Course.
Sponsored by Linn-Co Federal Credit Union, the tournament tees off at 7:30 a.m., with the final group starting their nine-hole round at 2 p.m. The event includes special games and contests, lunch and free drinks, on-course hospitality, and opportunities to support underprivileged children and youth golf.
Cost is $500 per foursome, which includes snacks, drinks, lunch and two carts. Special games area available for $100 per foursome.
For more information on participating, contact Shyla Malloy at (541) 258-7105 or email [email protected].

Car show June 26 in Sweet Home

The Sweet Home Sweet Ride Charity Car Show for Kids will be held from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at 800 22nd Ave. in Sweet Home.
The event will include a large car show featuring a wide variety of divisions, a burn-out pit, a poker walk, raffles, drawings, food, music and more.
For details, visit sweethomesweetride.com.

Sportsman’s fest in Sweet Home

Sweet Home will hold its Sportsman’s Holiday festival July 8-11, including a wide variety of live, in-person activities.
A Cut the Gut cruise will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 9, followed by a Chips ’n’ Splinters variety show at 7:30 p.m. at Sweet Home High School Auditorium, 1641 Long St.
Saturday’s events include: Elks Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at 440 Osage St., followed by the annual Parade on Main Street at 11 a.m.
Artisan Alley craft fair will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Rio Theatre in the 1300 block of Main Street.
The Logger’s Olmpics, a competition featuring working loggers from local companies, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the rodeo grounds in the 4000 block of Long Street.
A fireworks show will take place at dusk at Foster Lake.
A raft tug o’ war will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Lewis Creek Park.
For more information, call (541) 367-6186.

Learn to landscape to prevent fire

The Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener program is offering a series of free virtual monthly classes, The Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series, which will be broadcast via Zoom webinar at 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month through November at extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/growing-oregon-gardeners-level-series.
The classes, which include topics as far-ranging as Dazzling Dahlias to Adapting Your Garden and Landscape to Climate Change, are meant for those with a bit of gardening under their belt.
The topic for Tuesday, July 13, is “Fire-wise Landscaping.” As the western United States population continues to grow, more and more homes are creeping into forest and rangeland areas called the wildland urban interface.
The number of wildfires in combination with this urban sprawl can potentially increase the number of fire-prone landscapes.
Learn fire behavior basics, ways to reduce fuel load and how to design a free-wise landscape, including plant selection.
Before the pandemic, this series would have been held in person solely as continuing education for Master Gardeners, but the webinar format allows the sessions to be offered to the public.
The content, taught by horticulture experts from around the state, is meant to address current issues like wildfires, climate change and pollinators.