Around Town: August 2018

Woosley to perform at Winery

Jobe Woosley and his band will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, as part of Marks Ridge Winery’s summer concert series at 29255 Berlin Road.

Woosley specializes in Folk Americana. Bring your own picnic or snacks and enjoy open air seating at bistro tables or bring a chair or blanket. The concert is the first of weekly Friday night offerings through August at the winery, which will feature a wide range of musical styles. Cover is $10 per person. No outside alcohol is allowed.

Dog Walk Saturday on Marks Ridge Trail

Build Lebanon Trails will hold its annual Paws on the Pavement dog-centered walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Marks Slough Trail off of Tennessee Road.

Dogs are welcome at many BLT events, but this is the one to which dogs are specifically invited. Dog costumes are encouraged but not required.

Local businesses that provide services for dogs and other pets will be on site to provide information about their services and products.

Participants must keep their dogs on leash and pick up after their dogs.

To get to the Marks Slough parking lot, from the intersection of Main Street and Wheeler Street travel east approximately .8 mile on Wheeler Street. The trailhead parking area is on the right. Look for the BLT Event signs.

Randy Nicholson, Andy Lynn at The Point

The Point Summer Concert Series presents Andy Lynn and Randy Nicholson on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 6305 Highway 20 in Sweet Home, next to Foster Lake.

Performances start around 6 p.m. Andy Lynn is a local musician based in Albany, and the Randy Nicholson band has competed in numerous places, one being the Linn County Fair.

Reservations are strongly recommended, at (541) 367-1560.

Master Gardeners, local club to meet

Linn County Master Gardeners and the Lebanon Garden Club will hold their monthly Second Monday Lunchtime Gardening Series event from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon.

The free event is held the second Monday of each month.  Their next meeting will be Sept. 10, at the same time and location.

For more information, contact Eileen at (541) 259-4303.

Nicholson to play at Ralston Park

Local country singer Randy Nicholson  will perform as Lebanon’s Concerts in the Parks summer series continues from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Ralston Park.

Admission is free. Other performers, rounding out the series, will be JT James Wright on Aug. 21 and Old Time Fiddlers on Aug. 28.

‘Reel ’Em In’ picnic Aug. 14 at park

After 5 Connection will hold a “Reel ’Em In” picnic, to which both “ladies and gentlemen” are invited, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at River Park, 1235 E. Grant St., Lebanon.

Kent Toomb will speak about Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, an organization dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans. Soloist Dan Mullenix of Lebanon will sing.

Guest speaker Russ Clifford, of Cottage Grove, will talk about how to have hope in tough times. Clifford owns Industrial Sales Co. and travels frequently. On one trip a
detour led to the restoration of his marriage.

Cost is $8.50, inclusive; credit cards are not accepted. RSVPs are required.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Sherri at (541) 258-6414 or Nancy at (541) 259-1396 or [email protected].  Cancellations are requested if unable to attend.

CCC picnic Aug. 15 at Longbow camp

The Willamette National Forest will host a public potluck in celebration of the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2907 from 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Longbow Organization Camp.

The potluck style lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m, with foods assigned by last name: A-H brings a hot dish, I-P brings a salad, and Q-Z a dessert. Plates, utensils, napkins, and beverages will be provided.

For more information and to make a transportation reservation, contact the Sweet Home Ranger District at (541) 367-5168.

Back-to-School event Aug. 16

Live Longer Lebanon will host a Back to School Resource Fair from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Lebanon Community School District Office, 485 S. 5th St.

The event will provide opportunities to connect with district staff and with resources in the community, including the new Welcome Center.

For more information, contact Julie Miller at (541) 401-0854.

Learn medication safety for seniors

Oregon Care Partners will host a free, instructor-led class, “Safe Medication Management in Older Adults,“ from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Boulder Falls Inn, 505 Mullins Drive, Lebanon.

The class is designed to help anyone who cares for an aging Oregonian learn about safe medication use, pain management and medication reviews. It will cover how medicines work in older adults, and skills to optimize care.

A professional instructor will share real-world experience in an interactive classroom environment. The class is free, thanks to funding by the State of Oregon.

Lunch with the chiefs at Ralston

The Lebanon Police Department hosts Lunch with the Chiefs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Ralston Park.

Enjoy free hot dogs, chips, drinks and cookies, and meet Police Chief Frank Stevenson and Fire Chief Gordon Sletmoe. Water games, rock painting and more will also be available for a fun time.

Free Noon at the Plaza concerts 

The Lebanon Arts Commission’s Noon at the Plaza will present Michael and Deborah Wren, who will perform kids songs, Broadway tunes, folk rock and originals on Friday, Aug. 17, at Strawberry Plaza,  857 S. Main St.

Beginning at noon, each Friday through Aug. 24, the community is invited to come to downtown, grab lunch and step into the Plaza to be entertained by various performing artists.
Use the concrete benches, lounge on the grassy areas within the Plaza or bring your own lawn chair.

While there, enjoy the child-friendly strawberry water feature and check out the Plaza’s 4 feet by 8 feet art panels created by local artists and learn more about the totem pole that greets you as you enter the Plaza.

The final performer in the series will be Jesse Meade, singer, songwriter and acoustic guitar player, on Aug. 24

Summer music at winery Fridays

Marks Ridge Winery’s summer concert series continues on Friday evenings through August at 29255 Berlin Road.

Bring your own picinic or snacks and enjoy open-air seating at bistro tables or bring a chair or blanket.

Cover is $10 per person. No outside alcohol is allowed.

Performers on the schedule include:

n Aug. 17: Ms. T. (Joanne Trzcinski) jazz piano and vocals;

n Aug. 24: Melody Pie Trio, mix of ballads, bluegrass, acoustic swing and lyrical improv.

n Aug. 31: Forest Beutel, Americana blues.

For more information, contact Janet at (541) 974-4457, or email [email protected].

Rep. DeFazio town hall in Lebanon

Rep. Peter DeFazio will hold a town hall meeting in Lebanon as part of a series of visits throughout his  4th Congressional District this summer.

DeFazio will visit Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St., from noon to 1 on Monday, Aug. 20.

He will also appear at the Albany Public Library from 2 to 3 p.m.

Tomato Day at Farmers Market

The Santiam Food Alliance and Lebanon Downtown Farmers Market will hold Tomato Day from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Farmers Market location at the corner of Main and Grant streets.

The event is free.

Lisa Almarode of Fairweather Farm will give tastings of dozens of unusual and often beautiful tomato varieties from the market farmers and her own garden.

Oregon State University Extension volunteers will offer information on growing and drying tomatoes and canning them – whole or in pieces, as pizza or spaghetti sauce, as ketchup, as juice, as salsa, and even as marmalade or preserves. Volunteers will offer free samples of tomato gazpacho.

Final Brews and Bands concert 

Robert Meade will perform the final event of the Summer Brews and Bands summer series of free concerts Saturday, Aug. 25,  at Strawberry Plaza, 833 S. Main St.

The Eugene-based Meade performs a “completely danceable fusion of guitar-led rock, pop, and blue-eyed soul.”

Concerts run from 6 to 10 p.m.

The series is an effort by Lebanon businesses to bring people together through live music at the plaza.

There is no entry fee or cover charge.

Food and beverages are available for purchase at each concert.

For more information, call (541) 259-2337.

Albany Paper mill reunion Aug. 25

The Annual Picnic of Past Employees of the Albany Paper mill will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25,  Millersburg City Park, 3030 Alexander Lane NE.

Participants are asked to bring their own service and beverages as well as a salad and main dish, or a main dish and dessert.

For information call (541) 619-8044 or (541) 926-4353.

Albany Carousel story at Forum

The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce’s Forum Lunch will feature a presentation on the Albany Carousel project from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Career Training Center, 525 N. Santiam Hwy.

Wendy Kirby from the Carousel project will tell how an army of volunteers pulled it together.  The community and many from the Valley pulled together and created the carousel with hard work and determination, and it has become one of the most popular destinations in Linn County.

Cost is $15 per person and RSVP’s are required. The menu will be barbecued chicken quarters, baked beans, corn and rolls with butter, tossed salad with dressing, and Lemon Berry Jazz Dessert.

To RSVP, contact the chamber at (541) 258-7164.

Class offered on Advance Directives

For those needing help filling out an Advance Directive form, there is a new free monthly class available from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital in conference rooms 1 and 2.

The Advance Directive spells out a person’s wishes in case that person can’t communicate for some reason, whether due to an accident or serious illness. These classes help make a confusing document more understandable.

Hospital Chaplain Wes Sedlacek, who leads the classes, will help people to complete their own Advance Directive during each session. He will also discuss the Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form, which is another document used to specify a person’s wishes for medical treatment, including CPR.

Drop-ins are welcome but registration is requested, either by visiting samhealth.org/SLCHAdvanceDirective or calling Sedlacek at (541) 451-7129.

Bow Wow Bingo benefit for shelter

The Waddell Group Windermere Real Estate office will host Bow Wow Bingo as a benefit for SafeHaven Humane Society from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, at Schmizza Public House, 2602 S. Santiam Hwy.

The event is held the first and third Mondays of the month. Participants must be 18 or older. Cards are $1 each or six for $5. Small bills are strongly encouraged.

For more information, contact Diana Sartin at (541) 480-3254.

Free class on avoiding diabetes

East Linn County residents diagnosed with pre-diabetes or similar conditions can participate in a free eight-week class starting from 1: 30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

The Diabetes Prevention class will run for eight Wednesdays, concluding on Oct. 24. Topics include weight loss, healthy eating, exercise and other lifestyle changes that will help people avoid a diagnosis of diabetes.

The hospital’s diabetes team also facilitates a monthly support group for anyone diagnosed with diabetes, pre-diabetes or similar conditions. The group meets the first Monday of every month – unless the first Monday is a holiday.

Pre-registration is required for the Diabetes Prevention class and the support group. Participants are encouraged to first complete the Diabetes Prevention class before joining the support group. To register for the class or support group, call (541) 451-6313.

First Friday Sept. 7 in downtown area

Lebanon Downtown Association will host its monthly First Fridays on Main event from 6 to 9 p.m.  Friday, Sept. 7, on Main Street throughout the downtown area.

Select businesses will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be holding sidewalk sales.

Vendors will be located throughout downtown and there will be food vendors in the Grant Street parking lot.

The event is free. For more information, contact Alysia at (541) 974-4391.

Free document shredding Sept. 8

Linn-Co Federal Credit Union and the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce will host Shred Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce headquarters, 1040 Park St.

Shred all those important papers and records, which take up space and collect dust after having outlived their usefulness – for free.

For more information, contact the chamber at (541) 258-7164.

Tomato and Salsa Fest at library

The 10th annual Tomato and Salsa Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Academy Square Gazebo, located in the field at Lebanon Public Library.

Anyone wishing to enter their best salsa in the contest needs to register, and bring a quart of their salsa by 10 a.m. for judging. There will be three categories with cash prizes.

The public is invited to sample the salsas free of charge and vote for their favorite one. Vendors, prizes, games, raffles and demonstrations are promised. Admission is free to attend.

Proceeds benefit the Lebanon Chamber Ambassadors, who are hosting the event.

For information on how to participate as a vendor, and for salsa entry cost, registration and category information, call (541) 409-5691.

After 5 Connection dinner Sept. 11

Local women are invited to After 5 Connection’s monthly dinner and program from  6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at The Lobby, 661 S. Main St.

Virginia Pullen of Lebanon will give a presentaiton about George Washington Carver and his accompalishments. Cathy Rasley of Walla Walla, Wash., a coffee expert and cheer coach, will talk on “What Perks Up your Life.”’

Cost is $8.50, whic h includes everything. Credt cards cannot be accepted. RSVPs are required.

To reserve a spot, contact Sherri at (541) 258-6414 or Nancy at (541) 259-1396 or [email protected] by Sept. 8.

CARDV fund-raiser at Albany brewery

The Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence will hold a benefit dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, 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 8 and under. To purchase tickets online, visit cardv.org/benefit.

Attendees can enter to win raffle prizes from local businesses.

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].

Rollin’ Oldies car show Sept. 15

Rollin’ Oldies car club will hold its annual Rollin’ Oldies Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at River Park.

Entries are $20 per vehicle. For information, contact Tom Hinckley at [email protected].

Santiam Place Flea Market Sept. 15

Santiam Place Event Hall will host its annual Flea Market, an indoor/outdoor event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 15 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.

The Lebanon Rotary Club will be participating as a fund-raiser for their projects.

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

Classes to address weight, other issues

Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP), an 18-session class for people struggling to get their weight or overall health under control, will begin from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

CHIP is a lifestyle medicine program to help people improve their blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, BMI, sleep, resilience and depression. The class integrates optimal nutrition, exercise and behavioral psychology principles and tools to help participants achieve their health goals.

Samaritan staff will lead the class on Mondays and Thursdays, from Sept. 17 through Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

An information class will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, for those wanting to learn more. For more information, or to register, call (541) 451-6313 or visit samhealth.org/LebanonDiabetes.

Chamber forum for candidates

The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidates Forum for local Circuit Court judge, City Council and mayoral races from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the River Center, 3000 Santiam Hwy.

The event is free. Local radio station owner Charlie Eads will moderate an “unbiased program” that will provide the public opportunities to ask questions and get to know the candidates. Candidates will be given time to speak about their campaign and their aspirations, if elected.