What’s happening around town Jan/Feb 2023

Church hosts club for youth

Crowfoot Baptist Church hosts a free Young Life/Wyldlife Club at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at its location, 699 Cascade Drive.
The recurring event takes place on the first and third Thursdays of each month.
Young Life is a faith-based organization.
For more information, visit lebanonoregon.younglife.org or contact Kymm Chohan at (541) 570-0784.

Bowling benefit for injured man

A New Year, New Life Bowling Bonanza to benefit the victim of a construction accident will take place Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21 and 22 (note new added date), at Linn Lanes, 2250 S. Main Road.
Proceeds will go to Josh Grant, who was injured by a 16-ton beam. A down payment on a 2012 Toyota Sienna wheelchair-accessible van, which will cost $22,000, has been made.
Participants can contact InSpirit Marketing for details at (541) 791-2901 or [email protected] for details and to sign up to sponsor a lane.

Foresters to hold annual meeting

The Linn County Small Woodlands Association’s annual membership meeting is set for 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the ZCBJ Hall, 38704 N. Main St., Scio.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, annual meetings have been handled through postcards sent to members.
With health restrictions eased, the board of directors have decided to renew the tradition.
This year, according to Board President Tim Otis, will include PowerPoint presentations honoring the past three “tree farmers of the year.”

Faith health network to meet

Faith Community Health Network will meet from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Health Occupations Center, 300 Mullins Drive, Lebanon.
Participants will discuss challenges and successes and map out group events for the upcoming year to build skills and move things forward in local faith communities.
There is no charge to participate.
Faith Community Health Network has trained faith community nurses in four congregations in Lebanon, plus three who are trained but unaffiliated with a congregation.
It has also trained faith community nurses in two congregations in the Albany area, and one trained health minister in another.
For more information, contact Tawni Pfaff at (541) 367-8045 or email [email protected].

Workshops set on child care

Linn-Benton Community College Family Connections, Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments and Reinventing Rural are offering a pair of free, one-hour rural child-care workshops online at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 and 31.
Sessions will answer questions about the need for in-home child care, licensing requirements, income possibilities and other information, resources and tools.
To register, visit bit.ly/HomeChildcare1. For more information, visit bit.ly/HomeChild

Library hosts Jan. 26 Lego Day

Lebanon Public Library will host a Lego Day for children ages 5 to 14 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at 55 Academy St.
Staff will break out tubs of Legos for an afternoon of free building.
Registration is not required.
For more information, contact the library at (541) 258-4926.

LCCC grants now available

The Linn County Cultural Coalition is accepting proposals for grants to fund projects involving the arts, the humanities, and heritage activities.
Grants are available to nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status.
An organization or individual sponsored by a qualifying nonprofit may also apply.
The deadline for completed grant applications is Feb. 3.
The coalition board will review the applications and decide on awards within a few weeks of that date.
Grants typically range between $250 and $2,500. Applicants may be awarded less than the full amount requested.
Full guidelines and applications are available online at linnculture.org. Applications can be submitted online or by mail to the Linn County Cultural Coalition, P.O. Box 69, Albany, OR 97321.
For further information, contact Linda Ziedrich at (503) 707-1539 or Rebecca Bond at (541) 928-0911.

Chamber to hold forum lunch

The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Forum Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Santiam Place, 139 S. Main St.
Entek’s Kim Medford will talk about how the company has been selected to participate in a program funded by the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to expand manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles and electrical grid materials that are currently imported from other countries.
Medford will discuss the implications for Lebanon.
Cost is $18 for chamber members, $25 for future members. Registration is required.
To register, visit www.lebanon-chamber.org or call (541) 258-7164.

Genealogy group to meet Feb. 3

The Lebanon Genealogical Society will meet at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Lebanon Public Library community room, 55 Academy St.
Gary Timms will deliver a talk on the small cemeteries in Linn County. A short business meeting will follow the presentation.
Admission is free.
Members of the public are also welcome to make use of the genealogy room, where volunteers are available to help

Quilt festival coming to Albany

The Willamette Valley Quilt Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, at the Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road E., Albany.
The event includes classes, a gallery of quilt art, vendors, a quilt contest and more.
For details, visit willamettevalleyquiltfestival.com or call (541) 926-4842.

Veterans Home job fair Feb. 1

The Oregon Veterans’ Home – Lebanon will host a job fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the residential home, 600 N. 5th St.
The facility is offering a new-wage scale for all employees and a shift differential of $2 per hour for anyone who works between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Openings are available for licensed nurses, certified medical assistants, certified nursing assistants and nursing assistants. A free certified nursing assistant class is also offered.
For more information, contact Nalina Brockett at (541) 497-7775.

Group launches free Bible study

Mid-Valley Women of Christ will launch a free, community-wide, six-week Bible study, “Encountering God,” led by Kelly Minter, starting the week of Jan. 30 at churches across the Willamette Valley, including Brownsville, Crawfordsville, Lebanon and Sweet Home.
Classes will be held Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lebanon First Assembly of God, 726 W. Oak St., and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at Southside Church of Christ, 196 S. Airport Road. Child care is available at the latter.
“Encountering God” unpacks the biblical foundation for sacred habits and approachable ways to practice disciplines such as prayer, study, worship, rest, simplicity, generosity and celebration.
The classes are open to women of all faiths, with participant study guides available at host churches for a nominal fee. Classes also offer hospitality, small group discussions, and prayer.
For more information or to find other classes, visit www.midvalleywomenofchrist.org or contact Lagea Mull at [email protected].

Expo Center sets seedling sale

The Linn County Chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association will hold its annual Seedling Sale from 8 a.m. to noon (or while supplies last) Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Santiam Building at the Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road in Albany.
Pre-orders are recommended and must be submitted by Saturday, Jan. 21.
Information is available at LinnCountySWA.com, but same-day buyers will be served as long as stock is available.
Pre-ordered seedlings will be packaged and ready for pick-up at the sale. Seedling (deer) protector tubes will be available for purchase on sale day.
Seedlings come from local nurseries and will be bare-root, plugs or crowns.
A table at the sale will provide information about plants, including origin, height, sun and soil preference, bird and wildlife value, and more.
For more information, contact Bonnie Marshall at (503) 769-6510 or by email at [email protected].

Buy books for your Valentine

Friends of the Lebanon Public Library will hold a Big Valentine’s Day Book Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Lebanon Senior Center Auditorium, 80 Tangent St.
The event will feature the organization’s complete inventory of books, new arrivals, special editions and sets, DVDs, CDs, audio books, carved book art and more. All romance pocketbooks are 25 cents, with most books ranging from 50 cents to $2.
Credit/debit cards are accepted on purchases of $5 and up.
Proceeds support children’s programs and special projects at the Lebanon Public Library.

OSU hosts day of gardening classes

“Insights Into Gardening” – a free day of classes on edibles, ornamentals and general garden topics – will be held Saturday, Feb. 11, at LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St. on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.
The OSU Master Gardeners-hosted event covers garden planning and creation, and topics ranging from healthy soils and dealing with climate impacts and diseases to food preservation and attracting friendly bugs.
Cost is $45, with an optional $13 lunch offered on-site.
Details on the schedule and class descriptions are available at www.bentonmg.org/iig.

Virtual training set for Feb. 23

Samaritan Health Services and Linn Together are offering a free virtual training, “New & Trending Marijuana Products,” will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.
The presentation, facilitated by “Tall Cop” Jermaine Galloway, is for clinicians, educators, law enforcement and other interested community members. It is presented by Samaritan Health Services and Linn Together.
At 6 feet, 9 inches tall, Galloway worked as an officer in Idaho law enforcement for more than 18 years. His various assignments included alcohol compliance and enforcement, crime scene investigation and DUII task forces.
To register for the training, visit www.eeds.com/live/792926.
For additional information, contact Cindy Coke at [email protected].

Service awards gala set Feb. 24

Lebanon Chamber of Commerce will hold its Distinguished Service Awards Gala starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Samaritan Event Center, 505 Mullins Drive.
The event honors exceptional individuals, businesses and organizations that have shown dedication to the community, exemplary service and community leadership.
Tickets are $60 each, with a table of eight available for $420.
To reserve tickets or a table, contact the chamber at (541) 258-7164 or visit www.lebanon-chamber.org.