Expanded Around Town Community Event Listings: July 2018

Feast of fun in Lebanon, surrounding communities this summer:

n Country singer Rhonda Funk will perform a free show from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, 505 Mullins Drive, Lebanon.

The concert is presented by the Oregon Jamboree.

Attendance is limited to those over 21.

n The Summer Brews and Bands series presents free concerts on summer evenings at Strawberry Plaza, 833 S. Main St.

Concerts run from 6 to 10 p.m.

The series is an effort by Lebanon businesses to bring people together through live music at the plaza.

There is no entry fee or cover charge.

Food and beverages are available for purchase at each concert.

Performers include:

– July 20: Portland-based rockabilly Brainiax and San Diego-based punk-rockabilly Hard Fall Hearts.

– July 21: Classic rock group Bradley Wik and the Charlatans.

– July 28: Portland “storyteller-singer” Shane Brown band.

– Aug. 11: Blues-rock groups Ty Curtis Band and  Gabe Cox Band.

– Aug. 25: Robert Meade. The Eugene-based Meade performs a “completely danceable fusion of guitar-led rock, pop, and blue-eyed soul.”

For more information, call (541) 259-2337.

n Lebanon’s Concerts in the Park series continues with Parrish Gap from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Ralston Park on the corner of Park and Maple streets.

The event is free.

Other performers will be JT and the Tourists on July 31, FATE 55 on Aug. 7, the Randy Nicholson Band on Aug. 14, James Wright on Aug. 21 and Old Time Fiddlers on Aug. 28.

n Country singer Britnee Kellogg will perform a free show from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn, 505 Mullins Drive, Lebanon.

The concert is presented by the Oregon Jamboree.

Attendance is limited to those over 21.

n Movies at the Mill presents a series of classic films on Thursday evenings in July and August at Scroggin’s Mill, 280 W. Sherman St.

Movies are screened on the side of the mill, so shows begin when it gets dark, generally about 9 p.m. A food vendor will be available.

Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Movies are made possible with a grant from the Linn County Cultural coalition.

– July 19: 1941 comedy/suspense film “Topper Returns.”

– July 26: 1959 SciFi film “Teenagers From Outer Space.”

– Aug. 2: 1943 western “The Outlaw.”

– Aug. 9: 1960 SciFi classic “Little Shop of Horrors.”

n The Lebanon Arts Commission’s Noon at the Plaza will present a performance of the  President John F. Kennedy speech “We Choose to Go to the Moon,” and Amos True performing 1960s music, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Strawberry Plaza, 857 S. Main St.

Noon at the Plaza is a free noontime summer performance arts series at Strawberry Plaza.

Beginning at noon, each Friday in July and August, the community is invited to come to downtown, grab lunch and step into the Plaza to be entertained by various performing artists.
Use the concrete benches, lounge on the grassy areas within the Plaza or bring your own lawn chair. While there, enjoy the child-friendly strawberry water feature and check out the Plaza’s 4 feet by 8 feet art panels created by local artists and learn more about the totem pole that greets you as you enter the Plaza.

Other performances are as follows:

– July 27: Comedy reader’s theater performance of “The Cemetery Club” by Ivan Menchell.

The play, which was made into a 1993 film, tells the story of three Pittsburgh widows who gather once a month to visit their husband’s graves. Their friendship becomes strained when one of them starts dating.

– Aug. 3: Alicia Zabalza, singer and acoustic guitar.

– Aug. 10:  Bush Pilots, alternative bluegrass.

– Aug. 17:  Michael Wren, Broadway tunes, oldies and originals.

– Aug. 24: Jesse Meade, singer, songwriter and acoustic guitar.

n Marks Ridge Winery’s summer concert series continues on Friday evenings through August at 29255 Berlin Road.

Bring your own picinic or snacks and enjoy open-air seating at bistro tables or bring a chair or blanket.

Cover is $10 per person. No outside alcohol is allowed.

Performers on the schedule include:

– July 20:  Chris Valdez and Co. performing “the best of the ’60s and ’70s.

– July 27:  Christine Havrilla, “Queen of Rock.”

– Aug. 3:  Dinna Fash Celtic Trio, contemporary and traditional Celtic music.

– Aug. 10: Jobe Woosley & Co., folk Americana.

– Aug. 17: Ms. T. (Joanne Trzcinski) jazz piano and vocals;

– Aug. 24: Melody Pie Trio, mix of balads, bluegrass, acoustic swing and lyrical improv.

– Aug. 31: Forest Beutel, Americana blues.

For more information, contact Janet at (541) 974-4457, or email [email protected].

n The Oaks at Lebanon will host its third annual Lyrics on the Lawn Benefit Concert from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at 621 W.  Oak St.

Local folk-Americana specialist Jobe Woosley will open for FATE 55, a classic rock band out of Corvallis.

Food trucks and a beer garden sponsored by Conversion Brewery will be available.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Tickets are $8 in advance at The Oaks or $10 at the concert.

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

n Brett Eldredge, Clint Black and Brantley Gilbert headline the Oregon Jamboree  Aug. 3-5 in Sweet Home.

The festival line-up, featured on two stages and in 25 shows, includes a variety of established and up-and-coming stars, along with a multitude of other activities.

The festival kicks off with a free party at the gates on 18th Avenue at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, with a beer garden, food and prizes.  Elana Jane, Brewers Grade and headliner Jamie Lynn Spears will perform.

The event supports the Sweet Home art program.

For more,  visit www.oregonjamboree.com.

n Alabama, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and Kid Rock headline the Willamette Country Music Festival Aug. 16-19 in Brownsville.

For more information on the event, visit www.willamettecountrymusicfestival.com.


Instruments still needed for band

Lebanon Association for Theatre Arts is continuing its “76 Instruments” campaign to collect band instruments for use by sixth-graders in the coming year.

Beginning Band has been reinstituted in the school district and LAFTA is collecting new or used instruments as well as funds to pay for repairs to instruments the district already has.

The school district has agreed to match up to $10,000 that LAFTA raises in repair money.  The organization has collected around $3,000 thus far.

For more information or to donate, email [email protected].

Christmas tree ornaments sought

The Willamette National Forest’s Sweet Home Ranger District has been selected to provide the Capitol Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 holiday season. WNF will provide an additional 75 companion trees to be displayed throughout the capitol.

Organizers are seeking groups, schools, organizations and individuals that would like to help supply 6,500 small ornaments and 3,500 large ornaments. All ornaments should be completed by Oct. 1.

Ornaments should reflect Oregon’s cultural heritage, historical events or people and natural resources. Some of the more unique ornaments provided may be selected by the Smithsonian Institute for future displays.

For specifications, themes and requirements on ornament design, or for more information, contact Stefanie Gatchell or Nancy Shadomy at the Sweet Home Ranger Station, (541) 367-5168, or by email at [email protected]

Summer hours for pickleball play

The adult Lebanon Pickleball Club program has new hours and outdoor play during the summer. Pickleball is held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at Century Park, on the corner of 5th and Rose streets.

Pickleball is played with a paddle and plastic ball with holes on a badminton-sized court and modified tennis net. No experience necessary. For more information, visit www.LebanonPickleball.com, contact Kaynor Heineck at (541) 401-9780, or email [email protected].

Health seminars offered at SLCH

Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies seminars are offered by Samaritan Health Services from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

From nutrition tips, stroke awareness, and general care advice, there’s a lot to learn to keep your mind and body healthy. All seminars are offered free of charge and registration is required. For more information and dates, visit samhealth.force.com/behealthy.

Opportunities for girls in Scouts BSA

Girls ages 13 and older are invited to participate in the National Youth Leadership Training for Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America) in July and August at Camp Cooper in Willamina.

To encourage participation, the Cascade Pacific Council is offering $250 scholarships toward the $320 fee for the week-long program. Scott Bruslind of Troop 88 is interested in starting a Lebanon troop for girls in Scouts BSA.

For more information, visit https://www.cpcbsa.org/nyltgirls or contact Scott at (541) 619-9471.

Funding drive for turf infields at LHS

A campaign is under way to install turf infields on both the varsity baseball and softball fields at Lebanon High School.

Individuals and businesses interested in donating $100 or more will receive a memorial on granite tiles and bricks to be installed on the field backstops.

Estimated cost to complete the project is $350,000, but is reduced to only a need for approximately $50,000 more following commitments from the school district, local businesses and individuals.

Donations can be sent to Tré Kennedy, 80 E. Maple St. Lebanon, OR 97355. Make checks payable to Lebanon Booster Club.

Comedy on stage at Albany theater

The Albany Civic Theater presents the comedy “Bell, Book and Candle” July 20 through Aug. 4 at 111 1st Ave W, Albany.

The basis for a 1958 American romantic comedy film starring Kim Novak and Jack Lemmon, the  play tells the story of Gillian Holroyd, just your average, modern-day witch, living in a New York apartment. When handsome publisher Shep Henderson walks into her building, Gillian decides she wants him – especially as it turns out he’s marrying an old college rival. So, though witches can’t fall in love, Gillian casts a spell over Shep. But then she finds her powers in danger of being exorcised by … love.

For more information or tickets, visit AlbanyCivic.org or call (541) 928-4603.

County Fair runs through July 21

Linn County Fair runs through Saturday, July 21, at the Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road E, in Albany.

Senior Day on Thursday, July 19, features a Senior Ice Cream Social at 2 p.m. in the VIP Garden, as well as barrel racing at 6 p.m. in the Calapooia Arena and headliner Sara Evans at 8:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.

Family Day on Friday, July 20, includes a Bull Bash at 6 p.m. in the Calapooia Arena and headliner Jefferson Starship at 8:30 p.m. on the Main Stage.

Samaritan Health Day will be Saturday, July 21, includes a car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Timber Linn Park, Wild and Wooly at 6 p.m. in the Calapooia Arena and headliner Lonestar at 8:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. Saturday is also the 4H livestock auction.

The Familyland area will include a new Bug-Ology exhibit, the K9 Kings Flying Dog Show and the Tangled State Show, which includes storytelling and songs for the whole family. Other attractions include Puzzlemania, Bounce Village for kids, gold rush panning, a reptile show,  a petting zoo, pony rides and the carnival.

Fair hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors 60 and older, and free for children 12 and under. All concerts are free with general admission tickets. Limited reserved seating tickets are available starting at $15.

For more information, visit www.linncountyfair.com.

Stand By Me Day July 23 in Brownsville

Brownsville will celebrate its annual “Stand By Me Day” Monday, July 23.

The event, sponsored by the Linn County Museum Friends, commemorates the filming of the movie “Stand By Me.”

Scheduled events will run from noon until 7 p.m., with walking tours, the music of The Uncaged Locals from 4 to7 p.m., Hula Hoop lessons, 4 Square, jump rope, matchbox races, hopscotch, a classic car cruise-in, the return of DaJoys delicious food truck, a ’50s costume contest, movie screenings at 12:30, 2, 3:30 and 5 p.m. and, of course, blueberry pie and ice cream.

LAFTA ‘The Music Man’ July 24-28

Lebanon Association for Theatre Arts will present Meredith Willson’s classic musical “The Music Man” at 7 p.m. July 24-28 at Lebanon High School Auditorium.

A matinee performance will be at 2 p.m. on July 28.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors. They are available at the door or at Umpqua Bank, LinnCo Credit Union or the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, visit lafta.webs.com.

Medicare class offered July 24

A free informational Medicare class will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on July 24 at the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments, 1400 Queen Ave. SE, Albany.

The class, offered by OCWCOG and SHIBA, is designed for anyone who will be eligible for Medicare or is new to Medicare. Spouses and other relatives are welcome to attend.

This is an informational opportunity offered at no cost to community members.

To reserve a seat, call (541) 812-0849.

Trees/trails group candidates sought

Want a say on trails and trees in Lebanon?

The city is inviting interested city residents to apply for seats on the newly established Lebanon Trees and Trails Advisory Committee.

Candidates must reside within city limits and have an interest in promoting and preserving trees and/or creating and maintaining safe bicycle and pedestrian routes.

The committee will provide input and makes recommendations to the City Council on street trees, bicycle and pedestrian trails, grant opportunities, safety awareness and the use of funding resources.

Meetings will be held during the day, up to 10 times a year. Terms will be staggered, since this is a new committee, with some members serving two years and others three.

Apply by 5 p.m. on July 25 by picking up an application at City Hall, 925 S. Main St., or by downloading one at www.ci.lebanon.or.us/cc. Submit applications to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall or to [email protected].

Applicants will be notified of results by Aug. 1 and those chosen will be appointed by the mayor at the Aug. 8 City Council meeting.

Science and Craft Day at library

Lebanon Public Library will host Science and Craft Day from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 26, at 55 Academy St.

The Oregon Fossil Guy will be present, and art and science stations for creation and exploration will be centered around the library’s Summer Reading theme “Libraries Rock!” All ages are welcome at the free event.

Free lunches will be provided for children at each event. The Summer Lunch Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture  and is an equal opportunity provider.

For more information, call (541) 258-4232 or visit www.lebanonpubliclibrary.com.

Antarctica to be Forum Lunch topic

Former Samaritan Health chief Dr. Larry Mullins will speak about a recent trip to Antarctica at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce Forum Lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Career Training Center, 525 N. Santiam Hwy.

The menu will be a hamburger and hot dog bar with condiments, potato salad, tossed salad, chips and cookies.

Admission is $15. RSVPs are required by calling (541) 258-7164.

Fund-raiser for memory care home

Timberwood Court Memory Care will host its second annual Blueberries Benefit Brains Fund-raiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Berkey’s Blueberries, 32589 Berlin Road, Lebanon.

Local musician Jobe Woosley and Co. will perform. The event will also include U-Pick blueberries, a silent auction, and a barbecue. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Cost for the dinner is $5.

For more information, contact Deanna at (541) 967-9700.

Older Americans Day celebration

Mennonite Village will host its 19th Annual Older Americans Day Celebration from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, July 27, at 5353 Columbus St. SE in Albany.

Activities include a Walk for Wellness, music, tours, free lunch and homemade ice cream, and more.

For more information, visit www.mennonitevillage.org or www.facebook.com/mennonitevillage.

Car show, BBQ at First Assembly

An Old Car Sunday & BBQ car/motorcycle/truck show will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Lebanon First Assembly of God church, 726 W. Oak St.

Barbecue and drinks will be available for purchase, and there will be live music. Trophies will be awarded for the following categories: best car, best of show, best pickup, best rat rod, participant’s choice-bike, participant’s choice-car, pastor’s pick-bike, people’s choice-bike, people’s choice-car, people’s choice-semi truck, under construction, youth pick, and Brady Pickle memorial award.

There is no entry fee. Pre-registration is limited to the first 200 vehicles. Registration forms may be picked up at the church office. Registration also available on site day of the event from 8 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (541) 259-1265.

Golf tournament for veterans July 29

The fourth annual Link Up Vets Tournament will be held Sunday, July 29, at Mallard Creek Golf Club,  31966 Bellinger Scale Road, Lebanon.

A shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. The tournament will be scramble-style best-ball format play. The event includes live music, luncheon, and a raffle.

Link Up Vets is an organization dedicated to successfully engaging veterans in gaining the resources they need and creating events for veterans to participate in that will build community and support.

A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information, contact Mike at GameTime Sports Bar & Grill at (541) 905-3138.

Paint Night event at local restaurant

A Flower Antlers Paint Night will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Appletree Restaurant and Lounge,  1890 S. Main St. Lebanon.

Painting will be done with acrylic paint on a 12- by 16-inch canvas with (optional stencil) available. See Ready, Set Van Gogh Studio Facebook page for more details and to view the picture that will be painted. Seating is limited. Cost is $35 per seat.

A full bar, with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and food will be available for purchase during the event.

For more information, call (541) 570-8056.

Long-term living seminar July 31

A class in Understanding Long Term Living Options will be offered from noon to 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 31,  at  the Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way.

This class is designed for anyone who is planning for their retirement, having to seek long-term care for a parent or a loved one, or someone who is looking to down-size. In this two hour class, learn about the various resources and services to help an individual age in the comfort of their own home or within a care community.

Cost is $29.

For more information or to register, call LBCC Extended Learning at (541) 917-4840 or visit the nearest LBCC location.

Free Advanced Directive class

Beginning in August, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital will offer free monthly classes for anyone with questions about how to fill out an Advanced Directive form.

The first will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 in conference rooms 1 and 2 in the back of the hospital, at 525 Santiam Hwy. SE, Lebanon.

Hospital Chaplain Wes Sedlacek will lead the classes, helping people complete their own form during each session. Drop-ins are welcome but registration is requested either by visiting samhealth.org/SLCHAdvanceDirective or contacting Sedlacek at (541) 451-7129.

Family rock ’n’ roll at Lebanon Library

The Alphabeticians will bring their rock ’n’ roll for families to Lebanon Public Library from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 2, at 55 Academy St.

The Alphabeticians’ music is comprised of fun, clever, and upbeat songs that will get the audience moving and shaking. All ages welcome.

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

OSU’s ‘Bard’ to feature ‘The Tempest’

Oregon State University Theatre’s Bard in the Quad returns this August with the Shakespeare romance, “The Tempest.”

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly Aug. 2-5 and Aug. 9-12 in the Memorial Union Quad, 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way, Corvallis.

“The Tempest,” set on a strange and distant island, features Prospero, a sorcerer and rightful Duke of Milan, who conjures a storm to bring his usurping brother and various conspirators to his shores in an attempt to restore his daughter to her rightful place in the royal court. The tale features sprites, monsters, young love and intrigue.

Bard in the Quad performances are held outside and no seating is provided, creating a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Attendees are encouraged to bring low lawn chairs and/or blankets, warm clothing and food if desired. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and no one will be seated prior to that time.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for OSU students. Tickets are available online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre/ or by phone at the Theater Arts Box Office at (541) 737-2784. A box office also will be available in the MU quad at 6:30 p.m. on performance evenings.

For additional information, call (541) 737-2853.

First Fridays on Main Aug. 3

The Lebanon Downtown Association’s First Fridays on Main will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in downtown Lebanon.

Select business will be open and will hold sidewalk sales during the free event, and there will be vendors throughout downtown as well as food vendors in the Grant Street parking lot.

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

Pop artist to lead library workshop

The Lebanon Library will host a workshop with New York modern pop artist Michael Albert from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 55 Academy St.

Albert is known for his colorful and vibrant collage art. Participants will learn about his art and make their own collage during the workshop. The event is free, but will have limited seating for ages 7 and up.

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

FISH rummage sale Aug. 8-10

FISH of Lebanon will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m to 6 p.m Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 8 to 9, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at First Baptist Church on the corner of Grove and E. Vine St.

Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 6 to 7. Note that on the last day of the sale, Friday, buyers can fill a bag for $3.

Interactive movie at Lebanon Library

Lebanon Public Library will host Interactive Movie Day starting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at 55 Academy St.

A snack will be provided. The event is free.

For more information, call  (541) 258-4926 or visit the library to find out what movie will be featured on the big screen.

Aug. 11 BLT walk to feature dogs

Build Lebanon Trails will hold its annual Paws on the Pavement dog-centered  walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Marks Slough Trail off of Tennessee Road.

Dogs are welcome at many BLT events, but this is the one to which dogs are specifically invited.  Dog costumes are encouraged but not required.

Local businesses that provide services for dogs and other pets will be on site to provide information about their services and products.

Partcipants must keep their dogs on leash and pick up after their dogs.

To get to the Marks Slough parking lot, from the intersection of Main Street and Wheeler Street travel east approximately .8 mile on Wheeler Street. The trailhead parking area is on the right. Look for the BLT Event signs.

Local gardening series event Aug. 13

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, Aug. 13, at The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon.

The free event is held the second Monday of each month.

For more information, contact Eileen at (541) 259-4303.

After 5 picnic for women and men Aug. 14

After 5 Connection will hold a “Reel ‘Em In” picnic, to which both “ladies and gentlemen” are invited, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at River Park, 1235 E. Grant St., Lebanon.

Kent Toomb will speak about Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, an organization dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.

Soloist Dan Mullenix of Lebanon will sing.

Guest speaker Russ Clifford, of Cottage Grove, will talk about how to have hope in tough times. Clifford, of Cottage Grove, owns Industrial Sales Co. and travels frequently. On one trip there was a
detour that led to the restoration of his marriage.
Cost is $8.50, 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.

Entrants sought for Salsa Fest

The 10th annual Tomato and Salsa Fest is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Academy Square Gazebo, located in the field at Lebanon Public Library.

Anyone wishing to enter their best salsa in the contest needs to register, and bring a quart of their salsa by 10 a.m. for judging. Entries cost $5, and there will be three categories with cash prizes.

The public is invited to sample the salsas free of charge and vote for their favorite one. Vendors, prizes, games, raffles and demonstrations are promised.

Proceeds benefit the host, Lebanon Chamber Ambassadors. To register your salsa and learn more about the categories, call (541) 409-5691.