Around Town: September issue

Pet-themed art needed for contest

Faithful Friends Animal Clinic hosts its third annual art show and contest for pet-themed artwork to decorate its exam rooms. Entries must be dropped off no later than Oct. 27 at the clinic, located at 185 N. Santiam Hwy, and will be displayed until Dec. 1.

Open to the public for all ages and experiences; one entry per person. All finished entries must be original works of art, preferably matted or framed, if applicable. Entries must be no larger than 24 inches by 32 inches.

There are three categories: Youth division, 15 and under; adult open media division; and adult photography division.

Voting will take place during the month of November; all public and staff are invited to vote at the clinic or online through FFAC’s Facebook page. The top two winning entries of each category will be displayed in the clinic for one year.

For more information, contact Hannah at (541) 451-1319, visit the Facebook page, or email [email protected]

Pickleball Club moves indoors 

The Lebanon Pickleball Club is moving indoors for the season. Drop-in pickleball hours are from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, at the Boys & Girls Club in Lebanon, 305 N. 5th St.

Drop-in fee is $3 per person; first time visitors are free. No experience necessary. Pickleball is played with a paddle and plastic ball with holes on a badminton-sized court. For more information, contact Kaynor Heineck at (541) 401-9780, email [email protected], or visit LebanonPickleball.com.

Square dance club offers lessons

Lebanon Square Circlers offers square dance lessons from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sundays at Lebanon IOOF Hall, 20 E. Ash St. 

Participants need to join by Sept. 30.

Organizers say modern square dance is a way to get low-impact exercise, stimulate the brain and have family fun in a smoke- and alcohol-free environment.  No previous experience necessary. Lessons are $5 per person, or $12 for a family of three or more. No partner is required. 

Classes are taught by Charlotte Jeskey. For more information, call (541) 401-9780, or visit LebanonSquareCirclers.com.

Video series’ focus on American West

A chronological video series covering legendary events and people in American history will be shown from 1 to 2 p.m. on Mondays at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.

Co-presented by Linn-Benton Community College Community Education, the series will be held each Monday on the following Mondays: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, and Dec. 10.

For more information, call (541) 258-4919.

Blood donors sought locally

The American Red Cross is requesting individuals locally to consider giving blood as it responds to Hurricane Florence.

People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief efforts.

Local blood donation opportunities include the following dates: 

  •  Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St.; 
  •  Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at COMP Northwest, 200 Mullins Drive, in Lebanon; 
  • Oct. 9, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Sweet Home Evangelical Church, 1347 Long St.
  • Oct. 12, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Brownsville Baptist Church, 27910 Seven Mile Lane.

A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. 

Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent, where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. 

Appointments can be made by using the Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. 

To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

Class on family discipline offered

Hand in Hand Farm offers class series for family discipline Tuesdays, continuing through November. Newcomers can jump into the class, which began Sept. 11, no later than Sept. 26. Attendees can join weekly Tuesday or Wednesday classes.

The Tuesday class runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Christ Community Lutheran Church, 320 Market St. in Lebanon, office entrance. 

The Wednesday class runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m at Providence Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 35787 Richardson Gap Road, Lebanon. An optional additional discussion in the class can continue from 8 to 9 p.m.

The workshop-style, discussion-based class series teaches parents how to create a system of family discipline, and will address the concerns of parents with all abilities and ages of children, as well as those of couples or individuals without children who want to rebuild their lives.

Donations or other help are accepted, but are not necessary for participation. 

For more information, call (541) 451-1243. This course will be offered again in January 2019.

Local candidates forum Sept. 25

A candidates forum for November’s election will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at The River Center, 3000 S. Santiam Hwy.

The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce invites candidates for Lebanon mayor and city councilors, and Linn County Circuit Court judge (23rd district, position 3) to take part in a forum. The public is invited to ask questions and get to know the candidates. The event is free, and is moderated by local businessman Charlie Eads.

Candidates for Lebanon mayor are Paul Aziz, Bob Elliott and Tom Gregory

Candidates for Lebanon city councilors are: (Ward 1) Wayne Rieskamp; (Ward 2) Karin Stauder; (Ward 3) Duston Denver, Greg Nervino and Michelle Steinhebel.

Candidates for Linn County judge are Rachel Kittson-MaQatish and Teri Plagmann.

Free class on how to quit smoking

Samaritan Health Services will have a free, seven-week tobacco cessation class, beginning from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Samaritan Lebanon Health Center, 675 N. 5th St.

Designed by the American Lung Association, the course “Freedom from Smoking” uses proven activities and tools to help smokers learn how to quit the cravings. Participants will learn: how to know if they’re ready to quit; medications that increase success; lifestyle changes to make quitting easier; how to prepare for quitting day; coping strategies for stress and avoiding weight gain; developing a new self-image; and, how to stay tobacco-free.

To register, or more for information, call 1-866-243-7747, email [email protected], or register online at https://www.samhealth.org/health-services/classes-and-events/f/r/freedom-from-smoking/yearly/2018/09/25

Reception for retiring leader

A reception for longtime Lebanon community leader Dave Benneth, who is retiring, will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Boulder Falls Inn and Conference Center, 505 Mullins Drive. 

For information, call (541) 259-1201.

Halloween dog costume contest

The second annual Ghouls and Growls Halloween dog costume event will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Strawberry Plaza in downtown Lebanon.

Cost is $10 per contestant. Prizes will be awarded for Most Adorable, Most Creative, Most Fanciful, Most Scary, and People’s Choice. Hosted by the Lebanon Arts Commission. For more information, contact Leigh Matthews Bock at [email protected], or contact (541) 258-4253. 

‘Larceny and Old Lace’ auditions

Lebanon Association for Theatre Arts will hold auditions for the play “Larceny and Old Lace” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Lebanon High School Auditorium. 

The cast calls for some 16 adults. Auditions will be open to actors ages high school and up. 

The play is a spoof of the community theater classic “Arsenic and Old Lace.” 

Harold Peabody’s sweet aunts, Millie and Gertie, are gambling in Las Vegas while Harold stays at their home to watch over his eccentric Uncle Charlie, who thinks he is a pirate and is constantly “burying treasure” in the basement.

When Harold hears the local bank has been robbed and then discovers a bag of money in the house, he declares that Charlie has buried his last treasure and decides he must go to a home for senior citizens.  But Aunt Millie and Aunt Gertie can’t imagine doing such a thing.  After all, Charlie had nothing to do with the bag of money.  How do they know?  They stole it from a casino.

They casually admit it was their 13th holdup of a gambling establishment, pleasantly reminiscing about their previous exploits. When Harold’s jailbird cousin Mordred shows up with his own bundle of money and the FBI hot on his heels, the pandemonium multiplies as Harold attempts to keep his aunts out of jail, Mordred from killing them all, his fiancée from walking out on him and himself from going insane.

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Nov. 15, 16 and 17, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 17. 

Capitol Christmas Tree event plans

Tree skirts made by crafters from the local area, as well as from elsewhere in Orego for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, will be on display for public viewing from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Setp. 26, at the Sweet Home High School cafeteria, 1641 Long St.

Sweet Home Ranger District has been selected to produce this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree. 

Plans are under way for a nighttime parade and celebration event in Sweet Home on Friday, Nov. 9, featuring the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.

Applications to participate in the Lighted Parade and Street Fair can be picked up from Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce, 1575 Main St.; The New Era, 131 Main St.; or by visiting www.sweethomeor.gov   (click on “community,” then on “City Calender” (under “Events and Activities”), then click on calendar date for Nov. 9 – Capitol Christmas Tree.

Deadline to submit applications is Monday, Oct. 22. Submission instructions are on the application.

For more information on the parade, contact Kelli Kem at (541) 367-8866.

For information on the Street Fair, contact Shirley Austin at [email protected].

Volunteers are also needed for a wide variety of activities. For information on volunteering, contact Joyce Ohnesorge at (541) 409-8905.

For more information on the tree skirt display or the Capitol Christmas Tree in general, contact Nancy Shadomy at (541) 367-3411 or [email protected].

Learn about oils used in cooking

The Linn County Extension Services Family and Community Educations offers a class about cooking oils from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.

Learn how to infuse oils with various herbs and spices, and how to use them in cooking. 

Register by calling (541) 967-3871.

Chamber forum on preparedness

Disaster Preparedness will be the theme of this month’s Chamber of Commerce Forum Lunch, held from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at  Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Career Training Center, 525 N Santiam Hwy., Lebanon.

Representatives from the Red Cross will talk about preparing for disaster and the five avenues they support our community during a crisis. 

RSVPs are required by contacting the chamber (541) 258-7164.

‘Once Upon a Mattress’ in Albany

Albany Civic Theater presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” directed by Karlissa Cornwell, at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 7 and 14, and at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 to 29, Oct. 4 to 6, Oct. 11 to 13, and Oct. 18 to 20. Located at 111 First Ave. W.

A musical comedy adaptation of “The Princess and the Pea,” Princess Winnifred is tested by Queen Aggravain to see if she is suitable to marry Prince Dauntless. 

Tickets are $13 for adults, and $10 for kids and seniors. Visit www.AlbanyCivic.org for more information. 

Hunter’s Breakfast Sept. 29 in Lacomb

Lacomb School’s Hunter’s Breakfast will be Saturday, Sept. 29, at 34110 E. Lacomb Road. 

Breakfast will be served from 6 to 10 a.m. at the school, with the garage sales officially running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Lunch will be served at the Lacomb gas station from noon to 2 p.m. 

Runaway Pumpkin Sept. 29 at Cheadle

The annual Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon and 8k will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Cheadle Lake Park. 

The event transforms the park into a Halloween-themed Pumpkin Village that is fun for all ages. Whether you are participating in one of the races or are there for moral support, there will be plenty of activities for you to enjoy. Admission is free for spectators. 

For more information, visit runawaypumpkinhalf.org.

Brewfest Sept. 29 in downtown

The Fourth Annual Brewfest will be held from 12:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in downtown Lebanon. 

Presented by Growler Cafe, the event is a fund-raiser for the Boys & Girls Club. It will feature 40 breweries, wineries and distilleries, live music, food, fun and games, and more, including a fully staffed Kid Zone. 

Tickets are $20 for General Admission, which begins at 1 p.m. and includes three tasting tickets and a Brewfest mug, or $45 for VIP admission, which gets you in the door half an hour earlier and includes six tasting tickets, mug, T-shirt and access to the VIP area. Non-drinkers can get in for $10 and children under 12 are free. 

For more information and other ticket options are listed at lebanonbrewfest.com.

‘Lion, Witch and Wardrobe’ auditions

The Albany Civic Theater will hold auditions for “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” at 7:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Oct. 1 to 3, at 111 First Ave. W, Albany. 

Directed by Rebecca Douglas and Timothy John Kelley II, performances will be Dec 7 to 22.

 Visit www.AlbanyCivic.org for more information. 

Pregnancy center fund-raiser dinner

Obria Medical Clinics (formerly Pregnancy Alternatives Center) will hold its annual fund-raising banquet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at The River Center, 3000 S. Santiam Highway.

Special guest Kathleen Eaton-Bravo will join PAC founder Debbie Tracy to share the vision for the future of Obria in Lebanon. An underwriter made it possible for the event to be free, allowing all donations to go directly to services provided to women and their families. Table hosts and sponsors are still sought.

Reservations are required, and seating is limited. To RSVP, call (541) 258-3500 or register online at www.ForTheOne.org/banquet.

Lebanon Museum kick-off event

The new Lebanon Museum Foundation will host “Calapooia Cultural Heritage of the Lebanon Area” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Lebanon Public Library in the community room.

Local archeologist and historian Tony Farque will present on the area’s Native American history. This is an opportunity to also learn about what the Lebanon Museum Foundation is planning for a Lebanon Museum, and to see some historical items of interest. 

Pumpkin contest at First Fridays

The October First Fridays on Main event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 5.

The event, which is located throughout downtown, will feature a pumpkin decorating contest. Pumpkins will be placed in downtown businesses and the public will be able to vote on their favorites until Oct. 30. The winner will be announced on Halloween. 

First Fridays features sidewalk sales by participating businesses and food vendors in the Grant Stret parking lot. 

For more information, contact Alysia at (541) 974-4391.

Genealogy meeting Oct. 5 at library

The Lebanon Genealogical Society will be holding meetings from September to June, on the first Friday of the month for those interested in their family history and finding their ancestors. 

LGS meets at 12:30 p.m., in the Lebanon Public Library Community Room.  The next meeting will be Oct. 5.

Contact LGS at (541) 928-8926 or at [email protected], or visit www.usgennet.org/usa/or/town/lebanon.

Barsideous to host fusion night Oct. 5

Barsideous Brewing will host RoZmata, “an experimental fusion of rock and jazz” from Willamette Valley musicians, from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at 644 S. Main St. 

Members of the groups Bury the Goat, The Berated, DefiNoceans, Loki’s Labyrinth and Ludicrous Speed will perform. The event is free. 

For more information, contact Barsideous at (541) 570-1789. 

Learn to manage chronic pain

Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital hosts PainWise First Steps from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 525 N. Santiam Highway. Registration required.

The six-week program, taught by a behavioral psychologist and a physical therapist, includes discussion about why people have pain, and provides pain management skills.

For more information, email [email protected], or visit painwise.org. Register by calling (866) 243-7747 or visit www.samhealth.org/health-services/classes-and-events/p/a/painwise/lebanon/2018/10/10.

Cowboy poetry event Oct. 6

Like Cowboy Poetry? Sunshine Industries will host a benefit performance from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1333 Clark Mill Road in Sweet Home. 

Cowboy poetry is a form of poetry which grew out of a tradition of extemporaneous composition carried on by workers on cattle drives and ranches. After a day of work, cowboys would gather around a campfire and entertain one another with tall tales and folksongs.

The event will feature Cowboy Poetry and songs from the Old West. Featured artists will include Matt and Rachel Wilson, Marv Ramsey, Scott Dipaolo, Sue Fisher and Jim Crotts – plus an open mic.

Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $12 at the door, with kids 12 and under free. 

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, Oct. 8, 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. 

Rocks, more at women’s dinner

After 5 Connection will present a dinner and program entitled “Rock Around Lebanon” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon. 

All women are invited. 

Have you spotted a painted rock throughout Lebanon or Linn County and wondered how you could go about doing that? Jeannie Dunigan of Lebanon will talk about how “it’s all about sharing the Love and spreading sunshine to others that find the Rocks that you paint and hide in the community.”

Guest speaker Evelyn Burt, of Silverdale, Wash., will speak about “Four P’s in a P.O.D.: Yours for the Taking! Person of Destiny, Power, Purpose, Possibilities & Peace.”

She has traveled extensively with her husband, a career Navy officer, both stateside and overseas. 

Cost is $10, 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. 

‘Encountering Jesus’ conference

A two-day conference entitled “Encountering Jesus in a Brave New Way” will be hosted by King’s Chapel Lebanon Oct. 12-13 at 65 W. Grant St. 

Guest speaker Melissa Davis, pastor and co-creator of the Jesus Experience in Branson, Mo., will lead the event. Kelsey Reynolds will lead worship. The conference will include worship services, breakout sessions and more. 

Cost is $55 if registered by Oct. 11, which includes a continental meet-and-greet breakfast and lunch. 

Ticket information is available at kclebanon.yapsody.com/event/index/290661?ref=ebtn.

For more information, call (541) 252-6080. 

First aid training at hospital Oct. 13

A course for anyone needing basic first aid training, and basic training in CPR and AED use will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N. Santiam Hwy.

The course teaches first aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies and environmental emergencies. It covers adult, child and infant CPR with mask and choking and use of an AED. 

Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a two-year certification card. Registration is required. 

For more information, call (541) 768-5116, or register online at//www.samhealth.org/health-services/classes-and-events/c/p/cpr-heartsaver-first-aid-and-aed/yearly/2018/10/13.

Trails walk Oct. 13 at Burkhart Creek

Build Lebanon Trails will host a Burkhart Creek Walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the south 12th Street side of the fire station at 1050 W. Oak St. 

Admission is free. Participants will walk existing and proposed sections of the trail, which is part of the growing Lebanon trail system in progress. 

The Burkhart Trail is planned to be a safe, accessible multi-use trail along Burkhart Creek that will run through Lebanon from southeast to northwest and connect with the Northside Community Trail.

For more information, contact Rod Sell at (541) 409-1302. 

Free CPR class at fire department

Free CPR training will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 16 and 23, at the Lebanon Fire station, 1050 W. Oak St. 

Registration is required and refreshments will be provided. Hours:  5:30pm – 6:30pm You may choose either Tuesday to attend. The training is sponsored by Burcham’s Metals and the Chamber of Commerce. 

To register, call (541) 258-7164.

Anti-bullying conference Oct. 17

A conference on the problem of bullying will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Boulder Falls Event Center, 605 Mullins Dr. 

National bullying expert Dr. Michael Sulkowski will address bullying prevention in school and cyber settings with an interactive presentation. 

The training will teach: the consequences of being bullied and bullying; bullying of at-risk or vulnerable populations; legal considerations and rights of students; what educators, adults and students can do to help prevent bullying; evidence-based bullying prevention and intervention programs; how adults can help children protect themselves in cyberspace.

Spanish translation will be available at the event. Registration is required by Oct. 10. Register at www.LinnTogether.org, or contact Julie Greene at (541) 967-3819, or email [email protected].

Class for would-be business owners

Oregon Small Business Development Center hosts a free Going into Business class from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Linn-Benton Community College, Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, room LC-222. 

Instructor Marlene Peterson will teach basic information needed to begin planning a successful business. Topics include rules, regulations, financing, markets, feasibility and more.

Classes are also available in Spanish. For more information, call (541) 917-4929.


Lebanon Library offers a variety of weekly and once-a-month programs for children at 55 Academy St.

The free programs run through May and do not require a library card or registration.

Baby and Me Storytime begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays.

The weekly program, designed for children ages 0-24 months, includes interactive story time through finger play, rhyme time and much more. 

Little Bookworm Preschool Storytime is held beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursdays.

The weekly program, designed for children ages 3 through kindergarten, creates an interactive exploration of their world through books, songs and finger play. Craft time is included during Storytime.

The Oct. 11 event will feature Lebanon firefighters as guest readers. 

On Oct. 25, Storytime attendees will participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a national campaign designed to help bring readers across the nation together in one large reading experience.  

Lego Club, for kids aged 6 to 13, is held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month.

The library provides the Legos, participants provide the creativity.

All finished creations will go on display in the children’s section of the Library for all to enjoy. This program gets funding assistance from the Friends of the Library. 

SuGO (Show up, Geek Out) is held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month for children ages 6 to 11, and every fourth Wednesday for kids 12 to 18.

The next event will be Sept. 26. 

SuGO is a free program using circuit boards, Ozobots and littleBites, and is funded through a grant to purchase STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) kits, but registration is required due to limited space and materials.

Yoga at the Library will be held on the last Tuesday of the month through November, and on Dec. 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The restorative yoga sessions for ages 18 and up are free. Local yoga instructor Jamie McEdwards will lead the program and asks participants to bring a yoga mat and bottle of water. 

For more information about Lebanon Public Library programs, stop by the library’s circulation desk, visit www.lebanonpubliclibrary.com, call (541) 258.492, like the library on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/City ofLebanon, or on Instagram at lebanon_library.