What’s happening around town Oct/Nov 2022

Halloween and Harvest events

Oct. 28: Lebanon Senior Center Halloween Fun for Seniors Friday 1-2:30 p.m. Join in an afternoon of festive fun. Costumes are welcome. Bring your decorated pumpkin to enter a decorated pumpkin contest. Pumpkins can be carved, painted, or embellished in a creative way that you dream up. Costume Contest, music (requests taken) and Dancing (Learn the Thriller) and treats – no tricks required. RSVPs requested so enough treats will be available. Call (541) 258-4919 or stop by the office.
♦ Oct. 29: Downtown Trick-or-treat from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by Lebanon Downtown Association, followed by a costume contest at Strawberry Plaza at 1 p.m.
♦ Oct. 29: The Oaks at Lebanon trunk-or-treat party is from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. in parking lot at 621 W. Oak St.
♦ Oct. 29-31: Haunted Maze from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, and 6 to 9 p.m. from Oct. 29-31 at the MBVA building, 550 S. Main St. Minimum donation of $1 entry fee is suggested to benefit the Enliven Foundation.
♦ Oct. 30: Meadowlark Senior Living hosts a “Trunk or Treat Magical Extravaganza” from 2-6 p.m. at 181 S. 5th St. The event includes a comedian illusionist at 4 p.m., face painting, a photo booth, and games, raffles and prizes.
♦ Oct. 31: Willamette Manor Trunk or Treat Party 5-8 p.m. at 176 W. C St.

Church hosting indoor park

Lebanon Church of the Nazarene is offering an indoor park from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at 600 W. D St.
The free event, which includes fun toys, runs through March. This is not a daycare event, so parents/caregivers are asked to remain with their children. Participants do not have to be church members.

Museum offers history program

The Lebanon Museum Foundation will present its first post-pandemic public program on local history at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St.
The event is free and open to the public.
Representatives of local women’s clubs, Madeleine Cariati, Betty Adams, and Sally Morgan will tell the stories of their respective groups: the Women’s Study Club, the Present Day Club, and PEO Chapter V.
The panel will also discuss other long-lived local women’s clubs and the reasons some have thrived for so long. Scrapbooks from the Lebanon Junior Women’s Club and the Lebanon Senior Women’s Club will be on display.
For more information about the program or about the Lebanon Museum Foundation, contact Linda at (503) 707-1539.

Photo exhibit runs at Arts Center

The Arts Center, at 700 SW Madison Ave. in Corvallis, is hosting a new exhibit highlighting photographic works from Linn, Benton and Lincoln County veterans.
The show, entitled “Through a Veteran’s Lens,” celebrates artistic expressions of veterans and their loved ones through photographs. The photo exhibit will be on display at The Arts Center through Nov. 12.
An evening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., highlighting the work of these veterans. An Art for Lunch event is scheduled for noon Thursday, Nov. 3. Both will be held at the center.
The exhibit is a partnership between The Arts Center, Samaritan ArtsCare, Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Red Feather Ranch.
For more information, visit www.theartscenter.net.

Samaritan plans flu vaccinations

Samaritan Health is offering drive-through flu vaccination events for Samaritan patients this fall. If you have had any visit with a Samaritan health care provider – whether in a clinic, hospital, laboratory or imaging test – and have a Samaritan Health Services medical record, you are eligible to get your flu vaccine at one of Samaritan’s drive-up vaccination events.
The Lebanon event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at 35 Mullins Drive, next to Samaritan Urgent Care.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older receive a flu vaccination. It is especially important for people who are at higher risk of health complications, hospitalization or death from influenza. People at higher risk include those who work in health care, have a chronic health condition or are over age 65, but everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated.
Non-Samaritan patients or people who can’t make it to the drive-through event are advised to check with their primary care providers about flu vaccination or visit a Samaritan Pharmacy location in Albany, Corvallis or Lebanon.
Additional flu vaccination opportunities in the community may be found by calling 211 or visiting vaccinefinder.org.

Chamber planning Forum Lunch tour

Lebanon Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Forum Lunch from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Knife River Training Center, 35973 Kennel Road SE, Albany.
A tour of the facility will begin at 11 a.m. Cost is $18. RSVPs are required. Register at lebanonareachamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/12024 or call (541) 258-7164.

Fresh-pressed apple cider event

Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site in Shedd is hosting a cider-making event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at 32655 Boston Mill Drive.
Unlimited cider tasting and half-gallon jugs to take some of the delicious juice home will be available for a $5 contribution to Thompson’s Mills Preservation Society.
Apples are provided by Riverwood Orchards, but visitors are invited to contribute apples from their own trees, too, as the best cider is made from a mix of varieties.
Docents will be on hand for tours of the Mill. Admission to the mill is free and picnic tables on the grounds are available.
Thompson’s Mills, originally known as Boston Mills, was built in 1858 and is Oregon’s oldest water-powered mill.
For more information, contact the Albany Visitors Association at (541) 928-0911.

City leaf pickup to begin Nov. 1

The City of Lebanon will begin its annual curbside leaf pickup Nov, 1, running through December.
Leaves should be piled in the street, a minimum of 18 inches from the curb, less than 3 feet high, and not blocking sidewalks, driveways, intersections, etc. Keep them separate from other debris containers. Crews will not pick up other yard debris or refuse.
For more information, contact Public Works at (541) 258-4918.

Library launches new book club

Lebanon Public Library is starting a new Adult Book Club meeting at 5:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, which will be Nov. 2.
Participants should be 18 or older.
Each month will feature a new book selection. Monthly selections will be available on a first come, first-served basis. Participants will meet to discuss the book. Discussion packets are available at the front counter.
To learn more or inquire about the next month’s book selection, contact the Library at (541) 258-4926. to inquire about the next month’s book selection.

Longtime ranger to speak at library

The Lebanon Genealogical Society will host longtime U.S. Forest Ranger Rolf Anderson’s discussion, “Historical Site: Fish Lake,” at its monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the meeting room of the Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St.
The meeting is open to the public and is free.

Library announces upcoming events

Lebanon Library offers a variety of events in the coming weeks at 55 Academy St.
Lego Day at the Library will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 for ages 5 to 14.
Family Game Night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4. Fun will include Nerf Capture the Flat (toys provided) and Candy Bar Bingo.
Adult Lego Night wil be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, for ages 16 and older. Legos provided.
For more information, contact the library at (541) 258-4926.

Bazaar weekend scheduled Nov. 4-5

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, is Lebanon’s annual bazaar weekend.
♦ The River Center hosts the annual Holiday Craft and Gift Fair from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at 3000 S. Santiam Hwy. (next to Wilco, behind Pizza Hut).
Organized by Collette Kemper of R Place Makers Space, about 50 spaces are available for vendors to rent, offering a variety of hand-crafted and other gift items including baked goods, soaps, jams and syrups, doll clothes, natural fiber hats, basketry and beading, wood and metal work, candles, cards, jewelry, artwork, etched glass and more.
Admission is free.
Other locations that usually host a bazaar during the weekend include Restoration Boutique, St. Edward’s Catholic Church, United Methodist Church, Santiam Place, the Knitty Gritty, and Linn County Arts Guild Gift and Gallery store.
Vendor booth applications and fliers detailing the events will be available at the River Center.
♦ FISH of Lebanon will hold a Harvest Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov 4-5, at New Hope Church, 37180 Gore Drive.
The event will feature hand-crafted items. Vendor tables are available. For more information, call (541) 259-3200.

‘Elf: The Musical’ comes to Corvallis

A production of “Elf the Musical “ is scheduled for Nov. 4-20 in the Starker Auditorium at the Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. in Corvallis.
Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10-11 and 17-18. Matinees begin at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20.
Tickets are $11-$21.
For more information, visit majestic.org.

Walk planned on Old Mill Trail

Build Lebanon Trails will host a walk on the Old Mill Trail at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.
Meet at the Old Mill Trail Trailhead at Gills Landing, 1400 E Grant St.
The community’s newest and most ambitious trail is a 1.6-mile out-and-back walk on a paved surface, considered an easy, level, out-and-back trek between Riverview Park and Gill’s Landing.
Participants are asked to arrive a little early to sign a waiver of liability to participate and permission to appear in photos taken of the event.
Whisper devices are available so everyone can hear the story of how the Old Mill Trail came to be.
Public restrooms and a picnic area are available at Gill’s Landing.
Well-mannered dogs are allowed. All dogs are to remain on leash. Please pick up after your dog. There are pet stations along the trail. Each station has a bag dispenser and a disposal container.

LAFTA announces show auditions

The Lebanon Association for Performing Arts will hold auditions for its Christmas variety show, “Christmas Through the Decades,” at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 14-15, in the auditorium at Lebanon High School, 1700 S. Fifth St.
Rehearsals for the show will be Dec. 7 and 8, with the sole performance on Friday evening, Dec. 9.
Because of the show’s holiday-centered theme, auditioners should plan along those lines. An accompanist will be available, but “canned” music is acceptable. Those auditioning should make sure they bring their recorded music so it can be checked with the system, or sheet music for live accompaniment. Poems, readings, and short skits are acceptable.
Backstage help is also needed.
Anyone wishing to audition should arrive early or contact Patty at [email protected] to set a time.

Sparkle Bazaar returns Nov. 18-19

The Holiday Sparkle Bazaar will return for its fifth year on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, at the American Legion, 1215 Pacific Blvd SE, Albany.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Vendor space is still available for crafters, creators of edible specialties, and home-based business representatives. The event is sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Albany Unit 10, with proceeds used to provide scholarships for Albany-area high school girls.
For more information, call (541) 409-4170 or [email protected] for information on space rental.

Book sale Nov. 19 at Senior Center

Friends of the Lebanon Public Library will hold their November Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.
This book sale will feature the Friends’ refreshed bookstore, select inventory, new arrivals, audio books, and DVDs, Blind Date books, special editions and sets, carved Vintage Book Art, unique book gifts, and more! Proceeds support reading and arts programs at the Lebanon Public Library.
Most books are 50 cents to $2 each. Credit/debit card and contactless payments now available on purchases of $5 and over.