Happening around town May/June 2023

Volunteer PT patients sought

Volunteer patients are needed to prepare COMP-Northwest physical therapy students for their clinical experiences.
Doctor of Physical Therapy program participants will represent their authentic medical histories to DPT students for evaluation and treatment.
For more information, call (541) 259-0442 or email [email protected].

Saturday Market open at church

Lebanon Saturday Market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church at the corner of Airport Road and 2nd Street.
Vendors interested in hosting a table may show up between 7 and 8:30 a.m. for setup and pay the $10 fee.

Downtown market to start

The Downtown Community Saturday Market opens during the last weekend in May and runs through the last weekend in September at Academy Square Park, 55 Academy St.
Vendors with home-baked goods, handmade items or homegrown foods, or who operate a food truck, are invited to participate.
Volunteers are also needed to help clean up after each market event. Volunteering organizations will receive a free booth to showcase their causes.
To become a vendor or volunteer, register at www.thehnbhouse.com/pages/downtown-lebanon-community-market.

Farmers markets on Thursdays

Lebanon’s weekly Farmers Market takes place Thursdays at the corner of Main and Grant streets.
The market will run weekly on that day through mid-October. Hours are from 2 to 6 p.m.
Local farmers and small businesses will offer a variety of fresh-grown produce, plant starts, eggs, meat, honey and other food items.
Pets are welcome on leashes.
The markets often feature music, sponsored by a grant from the Linn County Cultural Coalition.
The markets offer Double Up Food Bucks, a program that “matches” SNAP benefits spent at participating farmers markets. For every $2 of SNAP benefits spent, the SNAP recipient will receive a match of up to $20 in DUFB that can be spent on fruits and vegetables. For more information on SNAP, visit sweethomefarmersmarket.org/double-up-food-bucks.
For more information on how to participate, contact Belinda Bayne at (541) 418-2603.

Schools chief to speak at forum

Lebanon School District Supt. Jennifer Meckley will speak at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Forum Lunch, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Santiam Place, 139 S. Main St.
Meckley, who grew up in Lebanon schools, took over as superintendent in January. Among other things, she will discuss how Lebanon schools are recovering from the COVID pandemic.
Cost is $18 for members, $25 for non-members. RSVPs are required and can be made at www.lebanon-chamber.org or by calling (541) 258-7164.

COMP-NW grad ceremony May 26

COMP-Northwest medical school will hold its graduation ceremonies starting at 9 a.m. Friday, May 26, at 605 Mullins Drive.
Guest seating begins at 9 a.m. Doors close at 10 a.m. when the ceremony begins.
Guests are asked to be seated 10 minutes before the ceremony to clear the aisles for the academic procession (graduates and faculty). Seating will resume after the processional, national anthem and invocation.
Late-arriving guests will be seated immediately following the latter.

Memorial Day concert at OSU

The Willamette Valley Concert Band, directed by Julie Buchert, will present a free Memorial Day concert at 4 p.m. Monday, May 29, at the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus, 875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis.
Performing with the band will be The Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir, also directed by Julie Buchert.
The band will perform songs honoring military heroes of the past and present.
The approximately 60-member children’s choir will join the band to open the concert with “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Some of the other pieces will be “This Is My Country,” arranged by Jerry Brubaker, “The Stars And Stripes Forever,” by John Philip Sousa, and “All Is Calm,” by Robert W. Smith.
Xylophone artist Brendan Elliott will play Galop, from “The Comedians,” by Dmitri Kabelevsky.
The performance will be narrated and announced by Jason Caffarella, a musician and teacher in the Albany area.
The concert’s band director, Julie Buchert, a 1979 graduate of West Albany High School, taught band, choir, general music and other subjects for 30 years before retiring.
The band, with approximately 45 members, was created by Dr. Richard Sorenson in 1970. It has continuously performed since then, with a hiatus during the COVID pandemic.
Although the concert is free, donations, helping area music students attend the Mid-Valley Band camp this summer, will be appreciated.

Chief to talk on history of LPD

Lebanon Police Chief Frank Stevenson will present a history of the department at the Lebanon Museum Foundation’s monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St.
The hour-long program is open to the public and free for all.
To learn more about the program or about the Lebanon Museum Foundation, contact Linda at (503) 707-1539, visit “Lebanon Museum” on Facebook, or lebanonmuseum.org.

Designs sought for fair T-shirt

Local youth involved in Linn County 4-H and FFA organizations are invited to submit designs for the front of the 2023 Linn County Fair T-shirt.
The contest is open to all Linn County 4-H and FFA youth attending the fair.
Each contestant is limited to one design, which can be submitted by May 31. The design must be an original work – absolutely no tracing or copying designs – and must use only one color.
Entries must be submitted as a PDF or JPG file format.
If selected, the contest winner will see his or her design printed on the shirts and will receive a $50 Coastal Farms gift card. The winner will also meet with a professional designer from NoDinx to help prepare the final image, which will be highlighted in the Extension’s Growing newspaper and on social media.
Submit designs online at beav.es/SxF.
For more information, contact Michele Webster at [email protected].

Faith group to meet May 31

Faith Community Health Network will meet from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Health Occupations Center, 300 Mullins Drive, Lebanon.
Dr. Kevin Cuccaro will speak on “The Science of Pain for Faith Community Nurses.” Pain science can be approachable, understandable, and useful and can literally transform a practice.
There is no charge to participate.
For more information, contact Tawni Pfaff at (541) 367-8045 or email [email protected].

Summer reading program begins

The Lebanon Public Library will host its 2023 Summer Reading Program, “Find Your Voice, Find Your Passion,” beginning June 1.
To participate, visit the library to pick up a reading journal, use it to track the number of minutes spent reading, then return it to claim prizes.
The program is open to all ages, and families are encouraged to sign up and read together throughout the summer. Free summer lunches will be provided for children 1 to 18 years of age after Tuesday Outdoor Storytimes and Thursday performer events.
On the schedule:
♦ “Rain or Shine Outdoor Storytime” will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesdays from June 20 to Aug. 15 on the children’s patio. Lunch will be served at 10:45 a.m. Thursday “Performers and Events” begin at 11 a.m., with lunch served at noon.
♦ June 15: Summer Reading Program Kickoff with Matt Baker Comedy and Stunt Show
♦June 22: Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl
♦ June 29: Junk Art
♦ July 13: Farm Day
♦ July 20: Science & Craft Day
♦ July 27: Yumi Torimaru, Japanese folklore & mythology with music and storytelling
♦ Aug. 3: Museum of Natural and Cultural History presents “Oregon Rocks!”
♦ Aug. 10: “Christmas in August, Interactive Movie: A Christmas Story”
♦ A Teen/Tween Find Your Passion Art Lab runs from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays from June 20 to Aug. 8. A complete list of art activities and specific session dates for ages 8-12 and 13-18 will be included in the Summer Reading Calendar.
All SRP events are free and do not require a library membership to participate.
For more information, call (541) 258.4926, visit LebanonOregon.gov/library, or follow on Facebook at facebook.com/LebanonOregonLibrary, or @Lebanon_Library on Instagram.

Lebanon Downtown Association First Friday event June 2

Lebanon Downtown Association will hold its First Friday event “Peace, Love & Strawberries in the Streets,” from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 2.
Downtown businesses will celebrate the 114th Strawberry Festival by holding sidewalk sales with “strawberry” discounts, themed dishes and drinks, and a passport raffle. Participants can pick up a passport at most downtown businesses and get their stamps by visiting downtown merchants. The Junior Parade will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Main and Rose streets next to the American Legion.
For more information, visit Facebook.com/FirstFridaysDowntownLebanon.

March with BLT in Grand Parade

Build Lebanon Trails invites the public to march with its members in the Lebanon Strawberry Festival Grand Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3.
Wear blue or BLT attire. Participants can walk, wheel, jog or stroll along the parade route. Arriving early, at 10 a.m. is key to get signed in, which is required. The parade officially starts at 11.
For instructions and up-to-date information on where to join the group, visit buildlebanontrails.com.

Bow Wow Bingo barks off June 7

SafeHaven Humane Society’s monthly Bow Wow Bingo will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at Schmizza Public House, 2602 S. Santiam Hwy.
Cost is $1 per card or $5 for six cars. Cash is requested.
Each bingo pot will be split 50/50. Half will go toward SafeHaven animals while the rest will be distributed to the bingo winner.

RAIN to hold June 8 showcase

Oregon RAIN will hold a REAL Entrepreneurs Showcase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Boulder Falls Inn, 505 Mullins Drive.
The event will celebrate innovative founders and companies in Linn and Benton counties. It will include “free demonstrations, samples, pitches, resources, food, stories and fun.”
Registration is required, at www.raincatalysts.org/entrepreneurshowcase.

Mural designs for downtown

The Lebanon Downtown Association seeks mural designs for select downtown buildings.
The project’s goal is to create artistic spaces downtown for the community and visitors.
The murals will be painted on bare outside walls of buildings; paint and supplies will be provided.
Selected artists can paint alone, with teams, or with assigned volunteers.
Design ideas include, but are not limited to: historical, interactive, abstract, realistic, or relevant (turkey, strawberries, logging, trains, Oregon landscape, etc.).
Artwork must be submitted by June 9, and a winner will be announced July 1.
For more information or to submit your artwork ideas, email [email protected] or visit Facebook.com/FirstFridaysDowntownLebanon.

Women’s After 5 dinner June 13

After 5 Connection will hold a dinner and special program for local women from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Ma’s Restaurant, 2416 S. Santiam Hwy.
The theme is “Damsels in Distress” and participants will hear from MB Bradshaw-Vogt of Monmouth on how to protect themselves against various types of assaults.
Soloist Anna Creel will perform, accompanied by pianist Janet Nortune.
Guest speaker Evelyn Burt, of Silverdale, Wash., will talk about “It’s Not Too Late … Yet!”, how to overcome things that seem impossible.
Cost is $18. Credit cards cannot be accepted. Reservations are required. To RSVP, contact Sherri at (541) 258-6414 or Nancy at (541) 259-1396 or email [email protected].

Book sale coming to senior center

Friends of the Lebanon Public Library will hold a Father’s Day Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.
The sale will feature a select inventory of books, new arrivals, special editions and sets, DVDs, CDs, audio books, carved book art and more.
Most book prices range from 50 cents to $2 each. Credit/debit cards accepted on purchases of $5 and up.
Proceeds support children’s programs and special projects at the Lebanon Public Library.

Summer movie series at Ralston

Lebanon Downtown Association will present movies in Ralston Park on Fridays from 8:15 to 11:30 p.m. on Fridays from June 16 through Aug. 18.
For more information and to find out which movies will be playing, visit Facebook.com/lebanondowntownassociation/events.

Event offers volunteer opportunities

A volunteer recruitment event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Academy Square Park, 55 Academy St.
A variety of organizations will be on hand, including animal rescues (large and small), the Fourth of July celebration, Guitars Under the Stars, Lebanon Fire Department, Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, Build Lebanon Trails, Skate Park, Habitat for Humanity, Faith Community Network, Friends of the Library, Pioneer Cemetery Clean Up and more.
For more information, contact Sarah at (541) 570-9339 or email [email protected].

Teen Challenge golf tournament

Adult and Teen Challenge will hold a Swing for Hope Golf Tournament Friday, June 23, at Mallard Creek Golf Course, 31966 Bellinger Scale Road.
A shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $125 per player or $500 for a party of four, which includes green fees, a golf cart and lunch.
Sign up at wvmc-golf.tcpnw.com. Corporate sponsorships are available by contacting Krista Cunningham at [email protected] or calling (503) 302-4512.

Sweet Ride car show June 24

Sweet Home will host its annual Sweet Home Sweet Ride Charity Car Show for Kids from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at 880 22nd Ave., behind the high school football stadium.
Some 100 trophies will be awarded. Other activities include a burnout pit, 50/50 raffles, a food court, a vendors alley, poker walk and music. Admission is free.
For information on entering, visit www.sweethomesweetride.com or email [email protected].