Around Town: November 2017

Pre-Thanksgiving Lebanon bazaars
Two local holiday bazaars are being held Saturday, Nov. 18, in

East Linn Christian Academy will host its annual Bazaar and Flea Market fund-raiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the school campus, 36883 Victory Drive.
Admission is free.

Santiam Place Event Hall is hosting its annual Craft Market and Home-Based Business Expo
Holiday Edition from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 139 Main St., on the corner of Dodge and Main.
Admission for the public is free.

Vendors of all sorts will be selling their wares.

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

Free art classes at Albany gallery
Gallery Calapooia will host free art classes led by local artists on Saturdays during the holiday season at 222 First Ave. in Albany.

Classes will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting Saturday, Nov. 18, when printmaker Cheryl French will demonstrate how she designs, carves and prints linoleum print blocks.

The Nov. 25 class will focus on landscape painting; Dec. 2 on gnomes made of felt; Dec. 9 on portraits made of layered sheet vinyl; and Dec. 16 a pottery demonstration.

For more information, call (541) 971-5701 or visit www.gallerycalapooia.com.

The gallery is a non-profit organization and donations are taxdeductible.

Free genealogy classes offered
Sweet Home Genealogy Society is offering free classes roughly every other week through mid-February.

The Introduction to Genealogy classes are video-based and are held twice on scheduled Mondays, at noon and at 6 p.m. at the Genealogy Library, 1223 Kalmia St. The instructor on the videos is genealogist Dr. John Philip Colletta.

Topics on Nov. 20 will be “How To Build Historical Context” and “Your Ancestors in the Ship Passenger Lists.”

Upcoming class topics include use of naturalization records, county courthouse and state records to locate information on ancestors; writing your biography; searching your ancestor’s back yard; the genealogical proof standard; and much more.

For more information, contact Teresa at (541) 401-1361

Thanksgiving road races boost schools
Start your Thanksgiving off on the right foot with a little outing in the Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race Thursday morning, Nov. 23, at North Albany Village Plaza.

Organized by the Mid-Valley Lions Club this chip-timed event raises funds to help meet growing medical needs in the Mid- Valley and supports local service organizations’ community projects.

Mid-Valley Lions donations provide free vision and hearing assistance, health screenings, youth outreach activities, local, national and international disaster relief and international efforts to prevent blindness.

Choose from: the 10K Scenic
Challenge Run,; the 5K To Hill and
Back Run; a 2.5 Mile Walk; and the
Gobbler’s Revenge Half Marathon.
And, to make things even more interesting, there is a cash grab for the first runner to crest Scenic Hill.

Prizes and medals are awarded.
A $1,000 prize will be given to each local junior high and high school that recruits the most race participants in the School Challenge.

The funds are awarded to the PTO or Booster Club at the winning schools.

All race registrants can support a local school, so everyone is encouraged to participate in the Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race School Challenge when registering.
Visit www.omroadrace.org for details, current fees and to register online.

Small Business Saturday Nov. 25
Linn-Benton Community College’s Small Business Development Center will partner with the
Lebanon Downtown Association to promote this year’s Small Business Saturday/Shop Small event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25.

Shop Small is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses and to help communities thrive.

Shoppers are encouraged to patronize local businesses, get to know their neighbors and maybe walk away with some cool swag.

Special events and sales are being offered at participating downtown businesses throughout November and December.
For more information, call (541) 917-4929.

Roger Nyquist to speak at Forum
County Commission Chair Roger Nyquist will speak on the “State of the County” at Lebanon
Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Forum Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Career Training Center, 525 N. Santiam Highway.

Cost is $15 and RSVPs are required. The menu will be roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, steamed vegetables, potato roll and butter, with assorted
pies for dessert.

To RSVP, contact Shelly at (541) 258-7164 by Nov. 28.

‘Pippin’ on stage at Albany theater
Albany Civic Theater will stage the musical “Pippin” Dec. 1-23 at 111 First Ave. SW in Downtown Albany.

As told by a traveling troupe of actors, “Pippin” is the story of a young prince, heir to the throne, who is searching for his own “corner of the sky.” Pippin returns from
university certain that he will find a fulfilling purpose in life. After experiencing bloody battle, licentious and lusty sexual entanglements, and savvy political maneuvers, he discovers that true happiness is more complicated than he thought.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and juniors.

For more information, visit albanycivic.org.

Memorial for body donors at college
A memorial service to celebrate those who have “selflessly donated themselves to the advancement of science, medicine and learning” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest, 200 Mullins Drive.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

Shopping night for local women
Women’s Wednesdays will host a shopping night from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Schmizza Public House, next to Dollar Tree at 2602 S. Santiam Highway.

Shop with local vendors selling Tupperware, Piphany, Lipsence and much more. Food and drink will be available for shoppers and there will games and prizes. Participants are asked to bring an unwrapped new toy to be given to a local child in need of presents during the holidays.

For more information, contact Cari at (541) 905-6732.

Health Career Ladder Dec. 9
Local teens are invited to participate in the Lebanon Health Career Ladder from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at COMP-Northwest, 200 Mullins Drive.

The event is one of a series of free Saturday Academies in which COMP-Northwest clinicians, scientists, medical students, and our community partners engage the whole family in science activities to educate and build skills and confidence for students from Lebanon and surrounding communities in grades 6-10. The goal is to provide opportunities for students to create, explore, and develop college and career goals and objectives.

Others will be held Feb. 3, March 10 and April 21.
All sessions are held at COMP-Northwest in Lebanon. Lunch is provided for all attending.
Adult accompaniment of students is required as participation from
parents, guardians or designated adults is a vital part of the experience.

For more information, call (541) 259-0299.

Symphony to perform Dec. 9-10
Willamette Valley Symphony will perform works by C.P.E. Bach, Mozart and Schubert Dec. 9 and 10.

Concerts are at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Albany First United Methodist Church, 1115 28th Ave. SW, and Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. at Ashbrook Independent School, 4045 Research Way in Corvallis.

Violinist Alice Blankenship will perform in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. Also on the program are Bach’s Symphony No. 1 and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and over and students, and free at the door for children 12 and under. Discounts are available for season packages (four concerts).

For more information on the orchestra and where or how to purchase tickets, visit www.willamettevalleysymphony.org.

Learn care for memory patients
Oregon Care Partners will host a free instructor-led class, “Positive Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care,” designed to help anyone who cares for an aging patient affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia, from 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Oregon Veterans’ Home, 600 N. 5th St. in Lebanon.

The three-hour class is designed to help anyone who cares for an aging Oregonian learn more about how to support individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s, and respond to behavioral challenges.

A professional instructor will share real-world experience in an interactive classroom environment.

Individuals that provide care for an aging family member or loved one, as well as those who work in professional caregiver settings, public safety or social work, are invited to attend.

For more information or to sign up, visit www.Oregon-CarePartners.com.

World Cultures photos and talk
Be an armchair traveler for an afternoon and join former photo tour operator Donald Lyons in a trip to the Galapagos Islands at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at Lebanon Library, 55 Academy St.

Lyons, who has 40 years of travel experience, will present a photo show and lots of knowledge that may benefit armchair and prospective travelers to the region.

The event is free and library cards are not required to participate.

For more information, call (541) 258-4926, like the library on Facebook or follow on Instagram at Lebanon_library.

Master Recycler class sign-ups
Sign-ups for the next Linn and Benton Master Recycler class, to be held on Tuesday nights from Jan. 9 through Feb. 27 at Oregon State University, are under way.

For more information or to register, which is required, visit tiny.cc/recycclass.