Around Town in Lebanon

Designer to speak at women’s dinner

After 5 Connection invites local women to a dinner and special program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Ma’s Restaurant, 2416 S. Santiam Hwy., Lebanon. 

Maryann Ewing, a local interior decorator who specializes in specially crafted, custom interiors, will present tips and guidelines for creating the perfect ergonomic workspace, whether at home or at your office.

Soloist Madel Jorgensen, of Lebanon, will perform. 

Guest speaker Jerri Wickert, of Baker City, will discuss how chocolate draws “a powerful link to life.” 

Cost is $15. Credit cards cannot be accepted. Reservations are required. 

To RSVP, contact Sherri at (541) 258-6414 or Nancy at (541) 259-1396 or by email at [email protected]


Gardening Q&A 

scheduled Sept. 13


Learn about gardening at a free Second Tuesday Gardening Q&A from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. 

This month’s topic will be fruit trees. 

For more information, contact Sheryl Casteen at [email protected].


Sheriff’s Citizens

Academy to start

Linn County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its upcoming Fall Citizens Academy, which will begin Sept. 14.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy offers a unique and detailed look into the dynamic operations of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office! The Academy is open to any qualified and interested Linn County citizen. Classes will be every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon. There will also be one Sunday “field trip” to the firearms range and Animal Control Department, with that date to be determined later.

Citizens Academy students are introduced to each of the Sheriff’s Office divisions and specialty teams. Participants receive classroom instruction and hands-on training in areas such as patrol, detectives, corrections, firearms, defensive tactics, traffic enforcement, narcotics investigations, swift water rescue and dive recovery, prisoner transport, and search and rescue.

The atmosphere at the Citizens Academy is fun and informative. Classes are taught by Sheriff’s Office team members. The minimum age for attendees is 18 years of age, however, applications will be considered for those as young as 16-years-old, provided they attend and take part in Citizens Academy with their parent or guardian.

For more information and to apply, visit www.linnsheriff.org/volunteer-programs/citizens-academy.

For questions, contact Community Services Specialist Michael Mattingly at [email protected].

Art and wine 

walk in Lebanon


Lebanon Downtown Association will hold an Art and Wine Walk from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Purchase a wine tasting package at the LDA office, 680 S. Main St., where the walk will start. 

The $15 package includes four tasking tokens, on wine glass and a Wine & Art Walk passport. Participants must be 21 or older.

Participants will stroll through downtown shops and restaurants enjoying the night with friends and the downtown community. Downtown restaurants will provide delicious hearty hors d’oeuvres at each wine-tasting location.

Additional tokens can be purchased throughout the night at the LDA Office. 21 and over. For more information, contact the LDA at (541) 497-1415.


Rollin’ Oldies revs 

Sept. 17 car show


Rollin’ Oldies car club will once again host its 30th Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at River Park, 1235 E. Grant St.

After a COVID-19 hiatus, the show returns with a wide range of makes, models and years of cars, pickups and military vehicles.

Admission is free for spectators. Drawing will be held, and food, beverages and vendors will be at the event. Musician Russ Stoh-meyer will perform. 

For information contact Lorna Sebastian at (541) 791-3301 or David Faller at (541) 619-7319. 

For vendor information, contact Dottie Anderson at (541) 974-6604.


Taste tomatoes

in Lebanon


Master Gardener Sheryl Casteen will host Tomato Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. 

The event features not only the beloved fruit, tomatoes to taste, but also several 10-minute talks on hot water canning, pressure canning, slow-cooker harvest recipes, food drying, preserving foods for freezers and answers to general gardening questions. Heirloom tomatoes that are not normally sold in stores or nurseries will also be available at the event.

All 10-minute talks, recipes and reference books will be sent to attendees digitally. An OSU Master Food Preserver will be in attendance, as well, to answer canning and/or preservation questions.


Square dancing  

returns Sept. 18


Lebanon Square Circlers will resume starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Lebanon IOOF Hall, 20 Ash St. 

No partner is required to participate.  Dancing will continue to 8 p.m. 

Organizers point out that modern square dance is a great way to get low-impact exercise, stimulate the brain, and just plain have a lot of fun in a family friendly, smoke and alcohol-free environment.  

No previous dance experience is necessary, and families are especially welcome!  Those folks now enjoying line and contra dancing are also invited to come check out this brand of American Folk Dancing as well.  

Each class costs $6 per person or $15 for a family of three of more. The first class is free.

For more information, call (541) 401-9780 or visit www.lebanonsquarecirclers.com.