Local Events

Events: July 10, 2024

Movies in the Park

Lebanon Downtown Association will host “Movie Magic in Ralston Park” on Fridays. Shows start at dusk.

Bring family for a fun-filled evening under the stars at Ralston Park, where LDA will be screening some of families’ favorite films. This is a free event for the entire community to enjoy. Bring blankets, friends and family, and get ready for an unforgettable movie experience.

July 12: Wonka – G

July 26: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – PG13

Aug. 16: Barbie – PG13

Aug. 23: Transformers: Rise of the Beast – PG13

Trails Work Day

Build Lebanon Trails invites volunteers to join them for a work day at Cheadle Lake on Saturday, July 13 from 9-11:00 a.m.

Meet at the north end parking lot at Cheadle Lake near the boat ramp. Build Lebanon Trails volunteers will spend the morning on trail maintenance, cleaning benches, trimming unwanted vegetation and clearing any trash. Dress accordingly, including appropriate footwear. Sorry, no dogs allowed on work days.

For more information, visit buildlebanontrails.com.

Summer Bands & Brews

Summer Bands & Brews returns for free live music performances from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday in Strawberry Plaza, 847 Main St.

July 13: Big Foo – PNW Foo Fighters Tribute Band

July 20: Ty Curtis

Aug. 3: Rhythm Roundup

Aug. 10: The Bandulus

Aug. 17: Johnny Wheels & The Swamp Donkeys

Aug. 24: The Gabriel Cox Band

Farmers’ Market

Farmers’ Market will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Thursdays until Oct. 17  at the corner of Main and Grant streets downtown.

Vendors are selling hot food, fresh vegetables, vegetable plants, baked goods, meat, eggs, honey, flowers, mushrooms, fruit and more.

After 5 Connection Meeting

After 5 Connections will host “Iron Host Travel,” a picnic and special program for women and men from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 15, at 700 E Sherman St., Lebanon.

David Dickson from Corvallis, a retired history teacher and train enthusiast, will share the history of train travel in the US along with his personal experiences in train travel.

Also, Deedy Tripp, from Florida, will share her story, titled “Broken to Beautiful,” about how one woman went from being too tired to care to walking on air.

Jacob Looper, a soloist from Silverton, will sing for us. Cost for dinner is $18; credit cards cannot be accepted.

To RSVP, contact Sherri at 541.258.6414, or Nancy at 541.259.1396 or by email at [email protected].

Concerts in the Park

Lebanon Downtown Association’s Concerts in the Park returns with free, live music from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday night at Academy Square, next to the library, 55 Academy St.

July 16: Disclaimer – pop, rock n’ roll

July 23: McKayla Marie – country

July 30: Rock-n-Rewind – rock and blues classics

Aug. 13: Koz Band – classic rock n’ roll

Aug. 20: Brady Coss & TJ Wong – rock n’ roll, jazz, country

Aug. 27: Ty Curtis – blues and old rock n’ roll

Bilingual Music

Lebanon Public Library will host a free bilingual musical event by Nathalia at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, at 55 Academy St.

Nathalia’s South American heritage and passion for bilingual education serve as major influences in the music she creates. From rock to cumbia, jazz to reggaeton, her songs are written in a number of musical styles and produced with the whole family in mind. This event is for all ages and registration is not required to attend.

For more information, contact the library at 541.258.

Karaoke Preliminary Contest

Lebanon Police Department will host a preliminary karaoke contest at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at Tallman Brewing, 2055 Primrose St.

The top five finalists will compete during the National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Academy Square.

Linn County Fair

The Linn County Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 18-20, located at 105 Opal Court SE, Albany.

The fair features three concerts, a Family Land area for kids to play and learn, a carnival, 4H animals, a rodeo, a lively mutton busting contest and more. For more information, visit linncountyfair.com.

Bowling Fundraiser

Lebanon Fire Community Assistance and Initial Relief Service will host a bowling fundraiser at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, at Linn Lanes, 2250 S. Main Road.

Taste of Native American Culture

A Native American Cultural Encampment will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, July 19-21, at Waterloo County Park, 39510 Gross St.

Cultural encampment is a group of Native Americans from different parts of the US gathering together and making village-type settings with tipis and tents as they share their individual cultures and traditional information with the community.

Activities include craft classes, Pow Wow style dancing, vendor booths, raffles, field activities such as atlatl throwing, and a lunchtime feast on Sunday.

Gardening: Winter Crops, Predators

Master Gardeners will make themselves available for a “Garden Q&A” of sorts from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.

Initially they will discuss “Seed Starting for Winter Crops,” including simple steps for hardy plants for planting in late August, early September that will grow throughout the fall and winter months. Also, by request, a Pests and Predators lecture will be presented with lots of pictures for easy identification of both the pest and predator insects. It’s a full schedule, but there is always time for garden questions.

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

Heart Tribute Band

The Oaks at Lebanon will host a Heart tribute band benefit concert on July 27 at Academy Square Park, 55 Academy St.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted for the Mid-Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser. More information will be updated when available.

Seeking Choral Director

Lebanon Community Chorus is seeking a talented and experienced choral director.

LCC is a non-auditioned chorus from all parts of surrounding communities. The chorus emphasizes four-part harmony for types such as show tunes, classical, pop, jazz, folk songs, international and southern spirituals.

For a full job description or more information, email [email protected], call Denise at 541.223.3362 or send a message through Lebanon Community Chorus’ Facebook page.

First Fridays downtown

The Lebanon Downtown Association hosts its First Friday events from 5-8 p.m. every first Friday of the month. With a special theme each month, downtown merchants invite the public to participate in the event, check out their businesses and enjoy historic Lebanon.

Aug. 2: Food & Drinks from Around the World

Sept. 6: Crafters Night

Oct. 4: Harvest Festival

Nov. 1: Chili Cookoff, Shop Small

Dec. 6: Christmas in the Park

National Night Out

Lebanon Police Department will host its annual National Night Out event at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Academy Square Park, 55 Academy St.

The free community event is meant to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. There will be music, vendors, games, a karaoke contest, law enforcement vehicles and other entertainment.

Gardening: Harvesting and Preservation

Master Gardeners will make themselves available for a “Garden Q&A” of sorts from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.

The topics of discussion will be “When do you know when to harvest?” and “Ways to preserve your produce.” There will be time for any garden questions. For more information, contact Sheryl Casteen via email at [email protected].

Classic Car Show

Kristi’s 50s Cafe and Lebanon Downtown Association will host its annual Classic Car Show from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, in downtown Lebanon.

Be transported back in time as classic cars line Main Street, and experience the beauty and elegance of timeless vehicles up close and personal. There will be a car competition for car enthusiasts to showcase their prized possessions and compete for the top spot.

Ladies are encouraged to channel their inner retro glamour by participating in the pin-up girl contest.

Fun and games are on the menu, too, from family-friendly activities to thrilling challenges. Enjoy live music performances throughout the day, creating the perfect soundtrack for this nostalgic event.

To showcase your own classic car, register for only $15 at LebanonDowntownAssociation.com/classic-car-show.

Health Summit

The Linn, Benton, Lincoln Partners for Health Coalition will host the 2024 Annual Community Health Summit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 23. Location to be announced later.

The annual community health summit has been hosted by the Partners for Health Coalition since 2011. They have focused on such topics as childhood obesity, culinary education, holistic living, chronic disease prevention, adverse childhood experiences, screen time, food insecurity, generational poverty, mental health services and more.

The community health summits have been geared for both community members as well as community organizations and historically were conducted in person. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the coalition transferred the summits to a virtual format with the 2022 summit being the first summit to be hosted in a hybrid model (both in person and over Zoom).

For more information, visit https://cccwn.org/partners-for-health/.

Healing Japanese Garden Presentation

Hoichi and Michiko Kurisu will present “Japanese Gardens as Healing Spaces,” from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Boulder Falls Event Center, 605 Mullins Drive.

Renowned expert Hoichi and his daughter will talk about the history, philosophy and design principles of these exquisite landscapes, revealing how the elements of stone formations, plants and cascading waterfalls cultivate mindfulness and instill tranquility by engaging the senses.

The event is free to attend but requires registration due to limited seating.

To register, contact Brandy O’Bannon at [email protected].


Master Gardener Sheryl Casteen brings back the second annual Tomatofest on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St., Lebanon.

As many as 101 varieties of tomatoes were available to sample last year. The event includes food preservation techniques, seed swapping and vendors, as well as a Master Gardener Clinic table.

For more information, contact Sheryl Casteen via email at [email protected]. Do not call the Senior Center.

Hygiene Donations Sought

Crowfoot Baptist Church operates a hygiene supply program for families in need. They are in need of toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, bar soap, hand soap, feminine hygiene products (tampons and pads), razors, shaving cream, dish soap, laundry detergent, bathroom cleaner, bleach, toilet paper, garbage bags.

To donate, or for more information, call 541.258.3138, or visit the church during open hours (T, W, Th, and Sun from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m) at 699 Cascade Drive.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Lebanon Area Mental Health Alliance hosts a Suicide Bereavement Support Group every second Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 Santiam Hwy. in conference room 1 and 2. Park and enter at the back of the building.

For anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one by suicide, struggles with previous attempts or attempts from a loved one, or if suicide has had an impact on your life.

A licensed mental health therapist will facilitate the meetings. For more information, contact Dave Butler at 541.936.2580 or via email at [email protected].