Around Town: September 2017

Acts wanted for Strawberry stage

The Lebanon Arts Commission is calling for artists (poets, musicians, dancers, thespians, etc.) to bring their performance art to Strawberry Plaza.

To book stage time free of charge, (from noon to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday) at Strawberry Plaza, interested artists simply need to fill out a short form and return it to Lebanon City Hall, 925 S. Main St., Lebanon.

To sign up or for more information, visit City Hall at the above address or www.ci.lebanon.or.us/ac/page/noon-plaza-performances-strawberry-stage to access the form.

Circlers offer square dance lessons

The Lebanon Square Circlers is hosting square dance lessons from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays beginning Sept. 17, at the Lebanon IOOF Hall, 20 Ash St.

No partner is required and no previous dance experience is necessary. Classes are taught by Charlotte Jeskey. Donations of $5 per person or $12 for a family or three or more are encouraged.

Modern square dance can be 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. Folks who enjoy line and contra dancing are invited to come check out this style of American folk dancing.

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

Arts Commission to discuss projects

The Lebanon Arts Commission will meet at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in the Community Room at Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St.

Commissioners will discuss signage for Lebanon trails, the Ghouls and Growls Dog Halloween Costume Contest, a 2018 Lebanon Photo Art Calendar fund-raiser, and will hear reports on Strawberry Plaza and the Great Quirky Turkey Pageant Program.

For more information, including accommodations for attendees with special needs, contact Leigh at (541) 258-4253.

Lebanon chorus seeks singers

The Lebanon Community Chorus  enters its 51st year with Winter Season sign-ups at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 3111 S. Main Road, Lebanon.

All singers 18 years of age and older, regardless of experience, are encouraged to become members of the LCC.

Registration will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of Sept. 21; rehearsals run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings through Dec. 7.

Under the direction of Colin Salisbury, the Winter Concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10 and feature a collection of multicultural and seasonal works including Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs,” a jamming African piece, and a collaborative effort with the Lebanon High School chorus.

Winter Season dues are $20; scholarships are available.

For further information, contact board Chair Carol Sedlacek at (541) 401-4606.

Rollin’ Oldies Car Show Sept. 16

The Rollin’ Oldies Car Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at River Park, just before the new bridge on East Grant Street.

The show will feature hundreds of cars, pickups and motorcycles, vendor and food booths, a dee jay playing ’50s and ’60s music, and more.

Jazz benefit at SH Elks for veterans

All That Jazz, a benefit for the residents of the Oregon Veterans Home in Lebanon, will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Sweet Home Elks Lodge, 440 Osage St.

The event will include appetizers, live music and martini tasting. It will be a Roaring Twenties-style “grand affair.” Live music will be performed by the Calamity Jazz Band.

Participants are encouraged to “doll up” and will vote for Best Martini, Best Pairing, Best Theme and Best Costume.

Cost is $15, which includes tastings. All proceeds benefit the OVHL Recreation Department to support activities, events and adventures.

To reserve tickets, which is recommended, call (541) 367-3559.

Local Bible studies for women starting

Mid Valley Women of Christ will present a video series, “Finding I Am,” a study of the Gospel of John and the seven “I Am” statements of Jesus, by Lysa TerKeurst.

Times available in Lebanon are Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., starting Sept. 18, at Southside Church of Christ, 196 S. Airport Road; Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., starting  Sept. 19, at Lebanon First Assembly of God, 726 Oak St.; Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m., starting Sept. 21, at Lebanon First Baptist, 211 E. Vine St.; and Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., starting Sept. 21, also at Lebanon First Baptist, 211 E. Vine St.

All women are invited. The Mid Valley Women of Christ has grown to over 1,000 women studying the same Bible Study at the same time.

To register or for more information, visit midvalleywomenofchrist.org.

Free class teaches preserves-making

Learn how to preserve your garden bounty or make jam in an Oregon State University Extension class offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Lebanon Public Library Community Room.

This event is free of charge and does not require a library card.

For more information call (541) 258-4926 or www.lebanonpubliclibrary.com

Low-vision group meeting Sept. 20

Mid-Valley Low Vision Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Brookdale Grand Prairie, 1929 Grand Prairie Road, Albany.

The meeting’s focus will be a display of low vision optical aids. Jeff Gardner, owner of Irei, a low-vision supply retail store in Corvallis, will be on hand to demonstrate the equipment’s use.

All are welcome to attend.

For more information, call (541) 928-5008.

Field renovation class at OSU

The Oregon State University Forage Management Series will offer a program on field renovation Sept. 20-21 starting at the Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility on the OSU campus, SW 35th St., Corvallis.

Dr. Serkan Ates, the new OSU Forage-Livestock research and teaching assistant professor, will present information on different forages you can grow together or separately so as to reduce inter-species competition.

Some of the forages are old stand-bys and some you may not have considered before.

Also included will be discussion on how to assess for the need to renovate; plus field methods, including working the field and calibrating seeding equipment.

The Sept. 21 field portion of the program will include a hands-on demonstration.

This is the fifth in a series of five classes in the Forage Management Series, but newcomers are welcome.

For more information, see the brochure at extension.oregonstate.edu/linn/osu-forage-management-series-five-parts.

Four-wheeler class for kids Sept. 23

A four-wheeler/ATV Evaluations class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 23, in Lebanon.

The class will be offered by Oregon ATV Safety, a youth rider endorsement program, started in response to the rising number of ATV related injuries and deaths. Class size is limited.

Oregon state law requires youths 15 years of age and younger to receive a hands-on endorsement of their mental and physical ATV riding skills. They must possess an endorsed All-Terrain Safety Education Card to ride on public lands. Classes allow youth riders to learn or demonstrate safe mental and physical riding skills.

Each youth will need to bring his or her own ATV and personal protective equipment to class. Also, before registering each child must take an on-line class to get his or her OPRD ATV Safety Education Card. The course is found at rideATVoregon.org.

Class registration fee is $25. Registrations can be made at www.oregon.gov/oprd/ATV/pages/hands_on_training.aspx.

Participants will be given the location when they register.

For more information contact instructor Robin Galloway, Linn County 4-H Faculty, at (541) 730-3469 or [email protected].

5-2-1-0 instruction at Lebanon hospital

Familiarize yourself with the 5-2-1-0 rule, an easy to launch health improvement effort at your workplace, church, school, community group, or family, in a free class offered from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Conference Rooms 3 and 4.

Participants will learn the importance of five servings or more of fruits and vegetables, two hours or less of leisure screen time, one hour or more of physical activity, and zero sugary drinks. Materials needed to train groups will be provided. Space is limited. Register at  www.eventbrite.com/e/5-2-1-0-train-the-trainer-class-tickets-37346075116.

For more information, contact Deb Fell-Carlson at (541) 248-0595.

Lunch for would-be CASA volunteers

Court Appointed Special Advocates will hold a lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Samaritan Event Center, 605 Mullins Drive in Lebanon.

Learn more about what CASA does and its efforts to provide a trained volunteer for every child in foster care in Linn County.

For more information, visit www.linncasa.org or call (541) 926-2651.

Learn to identify forest root disease

Oregon State University Extension will offer a field tour focusing on “Root Disease Identification and Management” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in Marcola.

The Extension is hosting the event for woodland owners and natural resource professionals on how to identify common root diseases, observe root-disease symptoms in typical Douglas fir forests, and develop management strategies to reduce root disease impacts. Speakers include OSU Extension Forestry experts David Shaw and Lauren Grand.

Cost is $15 per family/partnership. Registration closes at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. To register or learn more about the event, visit extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/upcoming-classes-events or contact Lauren Grand at [email protected] or (541) 579-2150.

Forum Lunch to feature SLCH CEO

Lebanon Chamber of Commerce will hold its September Forum Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Training Center, 525 N. Santiam Hwy.

SLCH CEO Marty Cahill will give an update on Samaritan’s health care efforts. Admission is $15. The lunch menu will be roasted beef pot roast, baby baked potatoes, roasted carrots, potato rolls and butter, with caramel apple dessert.

RSVPs are required. For information or to reserve a spot, call (541) 258-7164.

Careers Expo for kids open to public

The Boys & Girls Club will hold its East Linn County Classroom to Careers Expo Friday, Sept. 29, at the Santiam Travel Depot, 750 S 3rd St., Lebanon.

The purpose of the free event is to provide Lebanon and Sweet Home middle and high school students with hands-on exposure to important local industries such as construction, trucking, railroad, domestic and heavy construction, machine operation, manufacturing, and more. Over 30 exhibits are being planned, including five virtual reality simulators, and opportunities to get real experience operating heavy equipment, welders, and more.

A list of exhibits and participating industries and organizations is posted at www.bgcgreatersantiam.org. The public is welcome to visit from 3 to 6 p.m.

Anyone interested in getting involved should contact Kris Latimer at (541) 258-7105 or [email protected].

Lacomb Hunters Breakfast Sept. 30

Lacomb will host its annual Hunters Breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Lacomb School, 34110 E Lacomb Road, Lebanon.

An all-you-can-eat breakfast menu of casserole, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, coffee and orange juice will be served. Cost is $5 per person or $20 for a family of five ($1 for each additional child). Children 1-5 are $1 each.

A community garage sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maps will be given out at the breakfast and will be available at 1 p.m. at the Lacomb Store and Lacomb gas station.

Veterans job fair Oct. 3 in Albany

A Veterans Career and Resource Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Boys & Girls Club of Albany, 1215 Hill St. SE.

The event will include information about career opportunities and organizations that can provide resources for veterans, and chances to engage with employers.

For more information, contact WorkSource Oregon at (541) 967-2171.

World Habitat Day at Lebanon ReStore

Lebanon Habitat ReStore will celebrate its second annual World Habitat Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at 566 Main St.

Participants can get 50 percent off all purchases, door prizes and raffles for gift baskets, along with free hot dogs and refreshments.

For more information, contact Annette at (541) 451-1234.

LBCC president to speak at luncheon

Linn-Benton Community College President Greg Hamann will speak at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Business Matters event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N. Santiam Hwy.

Cost is $15 and RSVP is required. To RSVP or for more information, call (541) 258-7164.

Mennonite festival at fairgrounds

The Oregon Mennonite Festival for World Relief will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road E, Albany.

The family-friendly event is a community fair and auction that raises funds to meet human needs through the global and U.S. ministries of the Mennonite Central Committee. MCC focuses on disaster relief (including hurricanes), community development, and justice and peace-building. The event includes a live auction, great home-cooked food, children’s activities, a used book booth, and more.

For more information, call (541) 258-5614.

Learn best ways to sell your timber

Oregon State University Extension Service of Lane County will offer a symposium titled “Selling Logs From Your Property: An Educational Symposium for Landowners” on the evening of Friday, Oct. 27, and all day Saturday, Oct. 28, at Crow Middle/High School, 25863 Crow Road.

Participants will learn how to organize a profitable timber sale that meets their individual objectives. The event will feature both classroom sessions and panel discussions on the fundamentals of managing a timber sale, followed by a field trip.

Classroom sessions will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.

At the conclusion of the classroom sessions, participants will visit a local small woodland for the field portion of the symposium. The field trip will include a log scaling demonstration, a portable sawmill demonstration, and a tour of harvested units of different ages, providing visual context for what forests look like immediately after harvest through maturity.

Symposium speakers include consulting foresters, loggers, log buyers, small woodland landowners, and representatives from the OSU Extension Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Cost to attend (including Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, and field trip transportation) is $40 per person before Oct. 1, and $50 per person Oct. 2 through 5 p.m. on Oct. 20, when registration closes.

To register or learn more about the symposium, visit extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/upcoming-classes-events or contact Lauren Grand at lauren.grand@        oregonstate.edu or (541) 579-2150.