Around Town: June 2017

Construction to close Russell Drive
Russell Drive will be closed to through traffic from Franklin Street to Primrose Street because of re-construction.

Residents in the affected area will still be afforded reasonable access. Motorists should allow for additional time to navigate the detour and an increase in traffic volume.

For more information, contact Ron Whitlatch at (541) 258-4269 or [email protected].

3-D mammography now available
Samaritan Health Services hospitals are now offering 3-D mammography at all diagnostic imaging locations.

The exam increases the detection of breast cancers and decreases the number of women asked to return for additional testing. The overall exam is only a few seconds longer than a 2-D exam and makes breast cancers easier to see in dense breast tissue, making breast screening more comfortable.

Pioneer square dance Saturday
The Linn County Pioneer Association and the Sweet Home Squarenaders will hold a Pioneer Picnic Square Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Pioneer Park Dance Hall, 200 Park Ave, Brownsville.

The Square dance caller is Jim Voll and the Round dance cuer is Joyce Voll.

The dance is a casual dress dance and is free. Spectators are welcome.

For more information, call (541) 466-5536.

Parenting support at local church
The Free Methodist Church offers a parenting support group from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday, at 580 F St. in Lebanon.

The support group focuses on families and  caregivers of teens and children struggling with difficult behaviors.

The group has an open door policy. Participants do not have to attend the first day of the group and are invited to come any week.

To register, call (541) 971-0246 or call the family support volunteer at (541) 730-8716.

Transportation Plan meeting
A public event will be held to discuss the Linn County Transportation System Plan update from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Old Armory Building, 104 4th Ave SW, Albany.

The county’s updated Transportation System Plan will held guide improvements for driving, walking, biking, transit and transportation modes over the next 20 years.

So far the project team has assessed how well the transportation system works today and assessed how conditions might change over the next 20 to 25 years.

For more information, visit www.linncountytsp.org or contact Chuck Knoll, Linn County Engineer, at [email protected].

Summer Reading at Lebanon Library
The Lebanon Public Library will hold a Summer Reading Performers Series at 11 a.m. every Thursday beginning June 22.

Lunch will be provided free of charge for all children at each summer Reading Program event.

All Summer Reading Program events are free of charge and participants do not need a library card.

  • 11 a.m. Thursday, June 22. Kacey McCallister, a motivational speaker and double amputee athlete,  will share stories of persistence, hard work and living life to the fullest.
  • 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29. Aaron Berenbach of Explosions Inc. will demonstrate science experiments and explosions.
  • July 6 No event.
  • 11 a.m. Thursday, July 13. Creature Teachers will present an assortment of wild and exotic animals. Participants will get a chance to interact with and learn about the animals.
  • For more information, visit www.lebanonpubliclibrary.com or call (541) 258-4926 during business hours.

Farmers Market open on Thursdays
The Lebanon Downtown Farmers Market will be open from 2 to 6 p.m. every Thursday till Oct. 19 on the corner of Main and Grant Street.

Vendors offer fresh fruits and vegetables, pastured beef, lamb and pork, honey, jams and preserves, baked goods and handmade wool products.

For more information, visit www.lebanondowntownfarmersmarket.org.

Tractor training class starts June 23
Linn-Benton Community College will begin Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety training on June 23.

The class is geared for farm workers ages 14 to 18.

The three-day class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, June 23, 24 and 26. Cost is $99.

Pre-registration is required and students must be at least 14 to register. Students and parents must sign a Liability Waiver/Indemnification form at the time of registration.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Community Education at (541) 917-4840. Registration packets are available online at www.linnbenton.edu/tractor-safety.

Oaks parking lot sale June 23-24
The Oaks will hold its annual parking lot sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, 621 W. Oak St.

A hot dog, chip and soda meal will be available for sale, with all the proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’s Organization.

For more information, contact Jenni Grove at (541) 619-0556.

Finish at the Flag 5K to benefit vets
SamFit  will hold a Finish at the Flag 5K run at 9 a.m. on June 24.

Proceeds will benefit Samaritan’s Veterans Outreach Program

Registation and packet pick up begins at 7:30am on Mullins Drive outside COMP-Northwest. The The event starts and ends at the flag circles on Mullins Drive.  The flat and fast course will take runners through the Samaritan Health Services Sciences Campus and residential Lebanon.

Cost is $25 per person  in advanced and $30 on event day.

To register, visit samhealth.org/SamFitRun

Master Garden demonstration
The Linn County Master Gardeners will hold a demonstration garden class on irrigation and water conservation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany.

The Linn County Master Gardener Demonstration, located on the north side of the Expo Center behind the hotels. showcases research-based gardening ideas.

For more information, visit www.linnmastergardener.com or call Pami at (541) 967-3871.

‘Shaggy Dog’  in Brownsville
Linn County Historical Museum will present “The Shaggy Dog,” the first live-action comedy produced by Disney Studios, at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24, in the Box Car Theater, 101 Park Ave. in Brownsville.

The madcap adventure stars Fred MacMurray and Annette Funicello and is full of slapstick chases, sight gags, hot rods, spies and spells. Young Wilby Daniels is an ordinary teenager until a magical ring accidentally transforms him into a lumbering sheepdog whose owner is the leader of a plot of destroy the space program.

Doors open at 6:45. Tickets can be purchases ahead at the museum or at the door. Suggested donation is $2 each. For more information, call (541) 466-3390.

Run wild with outdoor skills
The Running Wild 5K Run/Walk and Outdoor Skills Challenge will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, at E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area near Corvallis.

Participants can try four different outdoor skills at stations along the trail. All activities are supervised by ODFW staff or certified hunter and angler education volunteers.

Music and a wildlife information booth will be at the finish line.

Participants can visit the skills stations in any order and the events are optional.

No dogs are allowed.

Cost is a $2.50 registration fee per entry plus $25 for adults, $20 for youth age 10-16, and free for youth 9 and under. Groups of five or more receive $5 discount per registrant. T-shirts available ($15 for adults, $12 for youth).

To register or purchase a t-shirt, visit teamrunningwild.com.

LPD to offer ALICE training
The Lebanon Police Department will hold Active Shooter Violent Intruder ALICE Instructor certification training from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27 and 28, 40 N 2nd St.

The ALICE program was authored by a seasoned law enforcement officer to keep his wife, an elementary school principal, safe after the tragic events at Columbine.

Attendees will include neighboring law enforcement, local school officials, healthcare workers and area businesses.

Cost is $595 for two-day training. Go to www.alicetraining.com to register.

SafeHaven golf tournament July 1
SafeHaven will hold its annual Stars ’N’ Stripes Golf Tournament Saturday, July 1, at Golf Club of Oregon, 905 NW Springhill Drive in Albany.

Proceeds benefit the humane society. Shotgun start is at 8 a.m.

Participation can include playing in the event as an individual or team, and sponsorships.

Cost to play is $75 per person or $140 per twosome.

Visit safehavenhumane.org/stars-stripes-golf-tournament-is-july-1st/ or call (541) 926-2924.

Motorcycle rally, cruise-in July 7

The Oaks will host a H.O.G. Rally and Classic Car Cruise-In Benefit Auction, benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on July 7 at 621 E. Oak St. in Lebanon.

The event will include a BBQ, live entertainment, bikes and cars and auction in town.

For information contact Jenni Grove at (541) 258-7777 or email  [email protected].

Solar Eclipse Run in Sweet Home
A 3.5 mile Solar Eclipse Run will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Sankey Park on 14th Avenue in Sweet Home.

To register, visit www.2017solareclipserun.weebly.com.

Cost is $25 for early registration, $40 on race day and $25 for the virtual run. Early registration ends Friday, August 18. Virtual run registration ends Friday, Aug. 11.

Participants can pick up their packets on Friday, Aug. 18, at Sweet Home City Hall, 1140 12th Ave. and on race day at Sankey Park from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.