Local Events

Local Events happening April into summer 2024

Adult Book Club

Lebanon Public Library hosts a monthly Adult Book Club (18+) at 5:30 p.m. at 55 Academy St. This event will be held April 3, May 1 and June 5.

A new book is discussed every month. For more information or to inquire about the current book, call 541.258.4926 or email [email protected].


Genealogy Group

The Lebanon Genealogical Society will meet on Friday, April 5, at 12:30 p.m .at the Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St. The meeting is open to the public. Don Lyon, friend of Thompson’s Mill State Park in Shedd, will  be speaking about its history and becoming a state park.

Did you know that Lebanon Library has a genealogical room that has volunteers that may help you with your questions on your ancestry search?  The room is open on Tuesday and Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Annual Benefit Auction

East Linn Christian Academy will hold its annual benefit dinner and auction at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5, at 36883 Victory Dr, Lebanon.

East Linn Christian has served the Linn County community by providing quality Christian education to students from preschool to grade 12 since 1982. Our classrooms, athletics and extracurricular activities provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, identify their God-given gifts, and practice serving others. The Annual Spring Auction is the school’s primary fundraiser.

The event includes a silent auction from 4:30-6:45 p.m., dinner by Forks and Corks at 6 p.m., Dessert Frenzy auction, and live auction. Cost to attend is $75 per person.

Funds generated from the auction allow us to keep our tuition prices affordable, promote access to Christian education for a socioeconomically diverse student body, and also help us provide an up to date curriculum.

Register at https://bit.ly/3TXdMFS.


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.

April 5: Spring Fling Farm to Table

May 3: Cinco de Mayo

June 7: Strawberries

July 5: Red, White and Boozy

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


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].


“The Prom” at Albany Civic Theater

Albany Civic Theater presents “The Prom,” directed by Christi E. Sears and Mirinda Keeling, at 7:30 p.m. on April 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 and 21, located at 111 First Ave. W., Albany.

Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage, so when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow, but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. “The Prom” captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.

Tickets are $17-20 for adults, and $12 for kids. Discounts are available for seniors, military and veterans, and Oregon Trail Card holders. Visit www.AlbanyCivic.org for more information.


Walk a Mile for a Child

Dala’s Blue Angels will hold its annual Walk a Mile for a Child awareness and fundraising event starting at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, at Academy Square (next to the Lebanon library).

Participants can walk the mile or opt to run the 5K. Speakers include Dr. Dana Kosmala, Police Chief Frank Stevenson and CASA Director Leslee Mayers.


Auditions at Albany Civic Theater

“Bullshot Crummond” open auditions on April 8-9; performances in June. Directed by Erick A. Esrael, [email protected].

“Spring Awakening” open auditions on April 22-23; performances in July. Directed by Christy Anderson, [email protected].

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.” open auditions on June 26-27; performances in August. Directed by Rebecca Douglas, [email protected].

Visit www.AlbanyCivic.org for more information.


Albany garden club presentations

The Albany Grand Prairie Garden Club will host a monthly series of garden talks at the Albany Library, 2415 14th SE Ave., Albany. The club meets on the second Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the library classroom.

April 11: Basic Orchid Growing, by Jessie Wilson

May 9: A Tabletop Garden – Microgreens, by Patricia Welling

June 14: Tataki Zome, Flower Pounding Workshop, by Susannah Prenoveau (contact Sheryl Casteen for a list of supplies needed)

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


Hall of Fame Nominations

The Lebanon Alumni Association seeks nominations for this year’s Bud & Dorothy Page Lebanon High School Alumni Hall of Fame. Nominations due April 12. The event will be held Oct 26.

Nomination forms can be found online via Google Docs at https://bit.ly/3VDwQKp. For more information, email  [email protected].


After 5 Connection

The After 5 Connection (Stonecroft) will present “Everything Old is New Again,” by speaker Joan Vidlak, from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at Ma’s Restaurant, 2416 S. Santiam Hwy.

Vidlak, from Colorado, will share a message about overcoming sorrow after many tragedies in her life. She speaks of how Stonecroft friends helped her through hard times, and uses humor even in the face of serious topics. She also shows us how she takes an item and turns it into a new creation, something it was not originally meant to be. Watch how she has turned overalls into a hobo bag and embellished denim jackets.

Cost for dinner and the program is $18 (no credit cards please). RSVP by contacting Sherri at 541.258.6414, or Nancy at 541.259.1396 (or email [email protected]).


Medicine in the Civil War

Keith Menk and Ashley Wendell, Civil War reenactors who specialize in happenings within the medical tent, will give a talk on Civil War medicine at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at the Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St.

Sponsored by the Lebanon Museum Foundation and the Lebanon Public Library, this program is open to the public and free for all.

For more information about this program or about the Lebanon Museum Foundation, call Linda at 503.707.1539, find “Lebanon Museum” on Facebook, or visit the website at lebanonmuseum.org.


Garden Club flower show

The Lebanon Garden Club will host some flower design classes at the Lebanon Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following dates: April 18, April 25, May 2, May 9. This will be in anticipation of the club’s upcoming annual flower show to be held on Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1. More information will be forthcoming.


FFA Plant Sale

The Lebanon Future Farmers of America (FFA) class will begin selling plants from their greenhouse starting Friday, April 19, at 9 a.m. Follow them on Facebook for upcoming information about the event.


Calving schools

The Oregon State University Extension Service will host two calving schools from 1:30-5 p.m. on April 19 and April  22 in Corvallis. These classes are designed for ranchers or farm workers who are new to calving. Topics will include nutritional and management strategies, calving facilities, the calving process, newborn calf care, and dystocia, along with a hands-on activity. Spanish-language materials are available.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The cost to attend is $5. For more information or to register, visit https://extension.oregonstate.edu/events/calving-school-corvallis-april-2024.


Linn County Livestock Assoc. meeting

The Linn County Livestock Association will hold its next meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, at Brownsville Baptist Church, 27910 Seven Mile Lane, Brownsville. An agenda and dinner details will be announced at a later time. RSVP by calling either Lynden Brown at 541.258.8263 or email [email protected], Mike Cowdry at 541.979.3703, or Tom Nichols at541.990.2878.


Trail Work Day

In commemoration of Earth Day, Build Lebanon Trails will hold a trail work day at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Ralston Park.

Volunteers will be mulching various park locations around town. If able, please bring a wheelbarrow to assist in moving mulch from large dump piles to distribution areas. Other tools needed are scoop shovels and garden rakes. Mark your tools for identification. We will also have loaner tools available.

Rain or shine, wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Sorry no dogs on work days. Visit buildlebanontrails.com for more information.


Dinner, Silent Auction Fundraiser

Lake Town Academy will host a pizza dinner, movie and silent auction at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at House of Glory church, 30337 Fairview Road, between Lebanon and Sweet Home.

Cost is $25 per person. Childcare is available for $5 per child. Silent auction donations are sought. To purchase tickets, visit LakeTownAcademy.com/store. For more information, contact Ashley Knight at 541.224.6828 or email [email protected].

The funds raised through the auction help enhance the educational experience for the students, provide resources that may not be covered by the school’s regular budget, and support scholarships. This year Lake Town is specifically trying to raise funds for a school van/bus that would allow them to get out and do more field learning, community service, and have an increased access to resources.


Kids Planting Event

Summit Ace Home & Garden will host a free kids planting event at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at 1055 Tangent St.

Kids are invited to participate in planting a small potted flower to take home.

Sponsored by Espoma Organic, Summit will have some deals on their products and we offer samples of some of their products while the kids plant.

This is a first-come, first-served event. There is no registration. The event will end at 12 p.m. or until supplies are gone.

For more information, email Kristin at [email protected].


Kids Obstacle Dash

Build Lebanon Trail will host its 15th annual Cheadle Lake 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk and Kids Obstacle Dash on Saturday, May 4.

Find the link to register at BuildLebanonTrails.com/events/. The first 200 children ages 10 and under get free registration using the secret password, “DASH.” Proceeds benefit “The Mill Race Trail,” to be built in 2025. Goal for the projects is $350,000.


Garden Club Plant Sale

The Lebanon Garden Club’s annual plant sale this year will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 10, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at 880 Tangent St., on the corner of 10th Street. Plants for sale will include perennials, annuals, veggies, trees, shrubs and gardening supplies. For more information, contact Lynne at 541.990.3894.


Contest for youngins

The Santiam Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution encourages kids in grades 3-12 to participate in the America’s Field Trip contest.

In 2026, the United States will mark our Semiquincentennial: the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Today’s young people are the leaders, innovators and thinkers who will shape the next 250 years, and it’s important their voices are heard as we commemorate this historic milestone.

America’s Field Trip is a new contest that invites students across the country in grades 3–12 to be part of America’s 250th anniversary by sharing their perspectives on what America means to them, and earning the opportunity to participate in unforgettable field trip experiences at some of the nation’s most iconic historic and cultural landmarks.

Students may submit artwork, videos or essays in response to the contest’s prompt: “What does America mean to you?” There will be 25 first-place winners in each grade who will win a three-day, two-night trip to one of America’s historical or cultural sites with a parent/guardian. Three teachers associated with the top three winners will be awarded with $1,000 cash. Also, 25 second-place winners in each grade will receive a $500 cash award.

For more information and to submit entries, visit https://america250.org/fieldtrip/. Contest ends May 17. The local Daughters can also help answer questions via email at [email protected].


Civil War at Cheadle Park

The Northwest Civil War Council (NCWC) will host a “Living History” Civil War reenactment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 17 (school day), and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, at Cheadle Lake Park, 37941 Weirich Drive.

A donation of $3 per student and $5 per adult is requested, but not required, to help cover costs to put on the event. The American Legion will also host a benefit breakfast for veterans on Saturday.

The nonprofit organization works to educate the public about the American Civil War through reenactments. Members wear authentically-reproduced clothing, use black powder weapons, cook over open fires and sleep in canvas tents as they participate in battle reenactments and live the military and civilian life. The reenactments across Oregon are a small sampling of what members do to share about the history and people during the Civil War era. For more information, visit www.nwcwc.net.


Breakfast for Habitat

Lebanon Habitat for Humanity will host a fundraising breakfast at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, at Boulder Falls Inn Event Center, 605 Mullins Drive.

Did you know that Habitat builds homes for aging in place to make sure individuals can remain in their communities? Join the nonprofit for breakfast “on the house” as they share their plans to expand services in East Linn County. All donations go toward the two current home builds in Sodaville.

RSVP by May 17 at https://bit.ly/3xojibB. For more information, call 541.405.5213 or email [email protected].


Fourth of July Celebration

The new Lebanon’s Fourth of July group plans to reopen the celebration this year from 3-10 p.m. at Cheadle Lake Park, 37941 Weirich Drive.

The family-friendly atmosphere allows everyone to come together to celebrate the nation’s independence. With different food options, live music and an amazing fireworks display, there’s something for everyone.

For more information, visit LebanonFourth.com or email [email protected].


OSWA convention

The Linn County Small Woodlands Association hosts the Oregon Family Forest Convention and Tree Farmer of the Year tour on June 13-15 at Boulder Falls Inn, 505 Mullins Drive.

The three-day event will include a Saturday tour of Oak Basin Tree Farm, a business convention, panels on various topics and a tour of the Freres mass plywood plant.

For more information, visit linncountyswa.com/events/.


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/.


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.