What’s happening around town, Aug/Sept 2022

‘Frozen Jr.’ comes to Albany Civic

Summer camp performances of Disney’s “Frozen Jr.,” based on the 2018 Broadway musical, will be staged Aug. 19-27 at the Albany Civic Theater, 111 W. First Ave.
The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19-20 and 26-27, with additional 2 p.m. matinees scheduled Aug. 20 and 27.
All tickets are $10 and available for in-person attendees at bit.ly/3dhesmI. To purchase tickets for the online stream, visit bit.ly/3A45t0T. A $1 processing fee will be added to each ticket purchased or reserved online.
For more information, go to albanycivic.org/.

Chamber plans Aug. 20 garage sale

Lebanon Chamber of Commerce is holding a citywide garage sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.
Participants are encouraged to sign up on the chamber’s website at lebanon-chamber.org. Physical maps featuring locations will be available at the chamber, 1040 S. Park St.
For more information, contact the chamber at (541) 258-7164.

Bands and brews in Lebanon plaza

On Saturday, Aug. 20, Chasing Ebenezer rocks Lebanon’s Summer Bands and Brews series, which runs Saturdays through the end of August at Strawberry Plaza, 847 S. Main St.
The final performers will be the Gabriel Cox Band on Aug. 27.

Superhero Fun Run & Walk

Raise funds for the ABC House at the Superhero Fun Run & Walk, scheduled to run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Crystal Lake Sports Fields, 100 SE Fischer Lane, Corvallis.
Participants are encouraged to “run, walk or roll” the distance of their choice and to dress in their favorite superhero attire.
Registration is $35.
For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/3bz8g9e.

Barsideous to hosts truck show

Barsideous Bier Garten will host a Hot August Nights Truck show from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at 805 N. Fifth St.
Entries are free. Those entering trucks for judging will receive Barsideous VIP passes for some free fare. First- through third-place prizes will be awarded, based on People’s Choice votes.
Diversified will provide live music from 6 to 9 p.m., and an ice cream truck will be available.
Thirty-plus trucks are expected.
Truckers interested in entering should contact Mike Martin at (541) 501-8238.

Seniors can test taste buds on chips

Lebanon Senior Center will celebrate National Potato Chip Day from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 80 Tangent St.
The center will provide a variety of chip flavors, fried and baked. Challenge your tastebuds to identify the flavors of the chips provided.

Activities planned Aug. 23 for seniors

Lebanon Senior Center offers two activities for local seniors, 50 or older, on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the center, 80 Tangent St.
A cooking demo for two fruit dips will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will learn how to make two summer fun dips ideal for parties or simply as something new to do with an excess of fresh fruit.
A “Paper Airplane Challenge “ will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Participants can make their own airplanes, then test them. Aviation success will be rewarded with a round of root beer floats. Bring a grandchild (or multiple offspring) or young neighbor(s) to demonstrate your senior wisdom and set a standard for them.
RSVP by calling (541) 258-4919 or stop by the office.

Samaritan to host listening sessions

Samaritan Health Services has scheduled a pair of listening sessions to gather input on health needs from the Benton, Lincoln and Linn County communities.
The first will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the Chinook Room at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center, 932 NW Reiman Ave. A second, similar session will take place Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Samaritan Health Services’ Center for Health Education, 740 SW 9th St., Newport.
For more information or to sign up for these sessions, RSVP to Rochelle Hazelton at [email protected].

Concerts in the Park continue

Lebanon’s Concerts in the Park series continues with a performance by The Diversified Band on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Winding up the summer’s schedule will be Lover of the Year on Aug. 30.

Senior Center plans Aug. 26 walk

Lebanon Senior Center will offer a community walk for participants 50 or older from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, beginning at Gills Landing, 1400 E. Grant St.
Participants will walk from Gills Landing to Riverview Park, 2297 Robbins Way, and back on one of the newest trails in Lebanon. It is eight-tenths of a mile each way on a paved path.
Walkers can meet at Gill’s Landing or catch a ride on the Senior Center bus.
Call (541) 258-4919 to sign up.

Photography workshop set

Military veterans living in Benton, Lincoln or Linn counties or surrounding areas are invited to attend a free photography workshop with decorated mid-Willamette Valley professional photographer Mark Ylen.
The session will take place from 6 to 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in Albany. Ylen will take participants on an early-morning adventure, focusing on the hustle and bustle of launching hot air balloons at Timber-Linn Memorial Park during the Northwest Art & Air Festival.
Ylen spent more than three decades as a photojournalist in Oregon and California, most notably for the Albany Democrat-Herald and Corvallis Gazette-Times, and has been published in magazines and newspapers throughout the globe.
The workshop is limited to 12 participants. To register, email [email protected] or call (541) 768-7138.

Celebrate life at Aug. 27 event

Transform Lebanon will offer a “You Matter – Enjoy Life” celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Ralston Park, 925 Park St.
The event will include fun, food, crafts, games and resources. Monster Truck Hope will be present and a “laughter therapy” speaker will perform.
Transform Lebanon is a group of local churches and ministries that works for personal support, ministry cooperation and gospel transformation in Lebanon.

Benefit concert for Alzheimer’s

The Oaks at Lebanon Retirement & Assisted Living hosts its annual “Live at the Square” benefit concert for Alzheimer’s Association on Thursday, Aug. 25, at Academy Square, 25 Academy St.
The performance features Kurt Van Meter and Gabriel Cox. Gates open at 5 p.m., with music beginning at 6 p.m.
Conversion Brewing will host a beer, wine and cider garden. Food trucks and prizes will also be available.
Proceeds and donations support Team Oaks in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

FCHN offers nursing course

The Faith Community Health Network is offering the Foundations for Faith Community Nursing course for actively licensed registered nurses, and Foundations for Health Ministry course for faith community lay members, allied health professionals and RNs who are not currently licensed.
Faith community nursing is a recognized nursing specialty. The Foundations course prepares registered nurses to bridge the health care system and diverse faith community population. These nurses and health ministers work together to encourage conversations about health and wellness of the mind, body and spirit.
The course takes place over six Zoom sessions, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every other Monday and Tuesday over a six-week period: Aug. 29-30, Sept. 12-13, and Sept. 26. A session will also be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27.
Cost for training is $275 for residents of Linn, Benton or Lincoln counties, and $325 for out-of-area residents. This includes books and 38 continuing education contact hours.
For registration information, contact Foundations Course Coordinator and Lead Educator Deb Fell-Carlson at [email protected] or (541) 248-0595 (voice or text OK).

Sheriff to speak at Forum Lunch

The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Forum Lunch from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Santiam Place Event Hall, 139 S. Main St.
Linn County Sheriff Michelle Duncan will speak.
Cost is $18 per person. RSVPs are required.
To register or for more information, contact the chamber at (541) 258-7164.

Encampment set for Aug. 26-28

Learn about Native American cultures and traditions at the second annual Cultural Encampment, scheduled Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26-28, at Cascadia State Park.
Morning prayers begin at 5:30 a.m. daily. Friday events include a 10 a.m. meet-and-greet, an 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tobacco-bag craft class, and flute music and storytelling from 4 to 6 p.m.
Saturday’s activities include a 10 a.m. meet-and-greet, a dream catchers craft class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and traditional dancing and information from 4 to 6 p.m.
Sunday’s slate concludes with a 10 a.m. meet-and-greet, a dance demonstration from 1 to 3 p.m. and a thank-you feast from 4 to 6 p.m.
For more information, contact Deitrich Peters at 541.570.5950.

Art & Air Festival landing in Albany

Hot-air balloons and prime entertainment (with Billy Currington at the top of the bill) will return to dot the mid-valley skies with the Northwest Art & Air Festival, slated Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26-28, at Timber Linn Memorial Park, 900 Price Road SE, Albany.
The festivities begin early Friday with a 6 a.m. balloon liftoff. Art and food vendor booths open at noon, as do a wine and microbrew garden and the Red Robin Family Zone. Performances on the Oregon Freeze Dry festival stage run from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a 7:30 concert on the same platform. The beloved “Night Glow” begins at dusk.
Saturday’s events include a 6:45 a.m. balloon liftoff, a 9 a.m. car show and Oregon Freeze Dry festival stage performances from noon to 7 p.m., followed by a main stage performance from headliner Billy Currington at 8 p.m.
Sunday’s slate includes the 6:45 a.m. balloon liftoff among other events.
Admission to the event is free. However, parking is $10 daily at Timber Linn Memorial Park or at the Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road E.
For more information, visit nwartandair.org.

9/11 event set at Boulder Falls Inn

Lebanon Police Department and Lebanon Peer Court will present a Sept. 11 remembrance event at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Circle of Flags at Boulder Falls Inn, 505 Mullins Dr., Lebanon.
All are welcome.

Library group raising funds

The Lebanon Friends of the Library group is seeking donations for a fundraiser it will hold for the Children’s Meeting Room Library Expansion. This long-term project will give the Lebanon Public Library a dedicated space to host their increasingly popular children’s programs.
As a fundraiser for the project, the Friends will hold a silent auction at the Library from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12.
The group’s goal is to present a “substantial” check to the Library in March 2023 in celebration of the Friends’ 70th anniversary.
The Friends are seeking donations of local, unique, handcrafted, or collectible items. Monetary donations are also welcome.
All donations are tax-deductible.
Donations can be something as simple as a gift certificate to a local business or a gift basket.
Items donated for the silent auction will be accepted through Sept. 30.
To arrange for pickup or delivery, or for more information, contact the Friends at (541) 730-3602 or [email protected].

Sept. Hwy. 20 closure scheduled

The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced that Hwy. 20 will be completely closed Sept. 9-20 for landslide repair work between Mileposts 55.4 and 56.2, east of House Rock Campground.
Daytime closures will continue through October.
ODOT plans to build a retaining wall and to realign and reconstruct a portion of the road that has been damaged by landslides between Mileposts 56 and 56.2.
It also plans to improve the road surface in portions between Milepost 55.4 and 56.2.
When the road is re-opened, work will require daytime single-lane closures from 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, through October.
Traffic will be controlled by flaggers between Milepost 54 and 57.
Schedules are subject to change, particularly due to wildfires.
See www.fs.usda.gov/willamette for additional information.

Gardening Q&A scheduled Sept. 13

Learn about gardening at a free Second Tuesday Gardening Q&A from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.
This month’s topic will be fruit trees.
For more information, contact Sheryl Casteen at [email protected].

Art and wine walk set for Sept. 16

Lebanon Downtown Association will hold an Art and Wine Walk from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Purchase a wine tasting package at the LDA office, 680 S. Main St., where the walk will start.
The $15 package includes four tasking tokens, on wine glass and a Wine & Art Walk passport. Participants must be 21 or older.
Participants will stroll through downtown shops and restaurants enjoying the night with friends and the downtown community. Downtown restaurants will provide delicious hearty hors d’oeuvres at each wine-tasting location.
Additional tokens can be purchased throughout the night at the LDA Office. 21 and over. For more information, contact the LDA at (541) 497-1415.

Rollin’ Oldies revs Sept. 17 car show

Rollin’ Oldies car club will once again host its 30th Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at River Park, 1235 E. Grant St.
After a COVID-19 hiatus, the show returns with a wide range of makes, models and years of cars, pickups and military vehicles.
Admission is free for spectators. Drawing will be held, and food, beverages and vendors will be at the event. Musician Russ Stoh-meyer will perform.
For information contact Lorna Sebastian at (541) 791-3301 or David Faller at (541) 619-7319.
For vendor information, contact Dottie Anderson at (541) 974-6604.

Senior Center to host Tomato Fest

Master Gardener Sheryl Casteen will host Tomato Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.
The event features not only the beloved fruit, tomatoes to taste, but also several 10-minute talks on hot water canning, pressure canning, slow-cooker harvest recipes, food drying, preserving foods for freezers and answers to general gardening questions. Heirloom tomatoes that are not normally sold in stores or nurseries will also be available at the event.
All 10-minute talks, recipes and reference books will be sent to attendees digitally. An OSU Master Food Preserver will be in attendance, as well, to answer canning and/or preservation questions.

New Hope to host Ted Pearce events

New Hope Church will host a concert by Ted Pearce from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at 37180 Gore Drive.
Pearce is a well-known writer and performer of sacred and liturgical music in Messianic Jewish and Hebraic Christian circles as a writer and performer of sacred and liturgical music used in their worship services. To preview his music, visit www.tedpearce.com and click on “Music.”
The concert is free, but tickets are required. They can be found at bit.ly/3zMroZn.
Pearce will lead a Holy Land tour with virtual reality headsets from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at the church.
Participation is limited to 40 people. The event is free but tickets are required and available at bit.ly/3C0prv8.
Offerings will be taken at both events.
For more information, contact Susan Freeman at (503) 358-4904 or Deb Fell-Carlson at (541) 248-0595.

Square dancing returns Sept. 18

Lebanon Square Circlers will resume starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Lebanon IOOF Hall, 20 Ash St.
No partner is required to participate. Dancing will continue to 8 p.m.
Organizers point out that modern square dance is a great way to get low-impact exercise, stimulate the brain, and just plain have a lot of fun in a family friendly, smoke and alcohol-free environment.
No previous dance experience is necessary, and families are especially welcome! Those folks now enjoying line and contra dancing are also invited to come check out this brand of American Folk Dancing as well.
Each class costs $6 per person or $15 for a family of three of more. The first class is free.
For more information, call (541) 401-9780 or visit www.lebanonsquarecirclers.com.