What’s happening around town Sept/Oct 2023

Two days of Oktobrewfest

Conversion Brewing hosts Oktobrewfest starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 and continues at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 833 S Main St.

Costumes are encouraged, and Oktoberfest foods will be available. Beer games run from 6-8 p.m. Music featuring Ty Curtis will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday. Drinks from Conversion Brewing, Calapooia Brewing, Tallman Brewing, 2 Towns Cider, and Vivacity Spirits.

Trails work day scheduled

Build Lebanon Trails will hold a work day at Cheadle Lake on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9-11 a.m. Meet at the north Cheadle Lake parking lot (near the boat ramp) off River Drive.

Volunteers will work on a variety of maintenance tasks, including invasive growth cutbacks, trail clearing, bench cleanups and trash pickup. Wear closed-toe shoes, work gloves and good apparel for working in dirt and mud, and consider the possibility of rain.

If available, bring a personal tool of choice such as loppers, push brooms, trash grabbers or weed whackers. Mark your tools for identification. Loaner tools will also be available. Dogs are not allowed on workdays.

For more information, visit buildlebanontrails.com/events or contact Rod Sell at 541.409.1302.

Harry Potter First Friday

Lebanon Mercantile hosts the “Back to Hogwarts” scavenger hunt, trivia night and costume contest for the Lebanon Downtown Association First Friday event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 641 Main St.

Grab your wands, don your house colors and get ready for an evening of mystery, enchantment and wizarding wonder as you step into the magical world of Hogwarts.

Wear your finest robes, house scarves and wizarding attire to truly immerse yourself in the Hogwarts experience! Show your house pride as you interact with fellow Gryffindors, Ravenclaws, Hufflepuffs and Slytherins. Le Cirque hosts a costume contest; judging starts at 6:30 p.m. for best in show, Harry Potter, Harry Potter 13 & under, and 13 & below all costumes.

Embark on a thrilling scavenger hunt across the grounds of downtown where you’ll encounter hidden clues, magical creatures and wizarding challenges that will test your knowledge and skills. Unravel the mysteries, solve the puzzles and collect house points along the way to win fabulous prizes.

Downtown eateries will keep you fueled throughout the night with magical treats and refreshing concoctions that will transport you straight to the wizarding world.

This event is open to witches, wizards and magical creatures of all ages.

Tomato Fest

A Tomato Fest with more than 50 varieties of tomatoes will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.

The free event includes free seeds, samples of tomatoes and preserves, drawings held hourly, food demonstrations on drying & freeze-drying foods, and two classes. “Water canning your produce” will be presented at 12 p.m., and “Pressure canning meats and vegetables” will be presented at 1:30 p.m.

Master gardeners will be on hand to answer your tomato and gardening questions. Recipes and canning booklets can be requested (delivered via email). For more information, contact Sheryl Casteen at [email protected].

Free document shred day

Linn-Co Federal Credit Union hosts Linn-Co Shred Day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 485 2nd St.

Bring your confidential documents to be shredded free of charge with drive-thru service; includes coffee and a donut.

Library Storytime

Baby and Me Storytimes are held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 0 to 24 months and their caregivers. Those that attend will enjoy interactive time with their child through stories, finger plays, rhyme time and more.
Preschool Storytimes are held on Thursdays at 10 a.m. for children three years old through kindergarten to explore their world interactively through books, songs, fingerplays and crafts. On Oct. 5 the Lebanon  firefighters will be attending preschool storytime as guest readers. On Oct. 26 storytime attendees will be participating in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a national campaign designed to help bring readers across the nation together in one large reading experience.
For more information, call the Library at (541) 258.4926, visit the website at
www.LebanonOregon.gov/library, find them on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/LebanonOregonLibrary or follow them on Instagram at Lebanon_Library.

SafeHaven Rescue Roundup

SafeHaven hosts its annual Rescue Roundup fundraiser from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Albany Boys & Girls Club, 1215 Hill St. SE., Albany.

Event includes dinner, and live and silent auctions with more than 200 items to bid on. Tickets cost $65 per person, or table sponsorships at $500. Purchase tickets online at https://safehavenhumane.org/event/roundup/.

For more information, email [email protected].

Square dance

Lebanon Square Circlers offers square dancing lessons from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.

Cost for lessons is $7 per person or $15 per family. For more information, call 541.401.9780, or email [email protected]

Fireside concert

Lebanon Public Library hosts Cucunandy in a free fireside concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept.  26, inside the library, 55 Academy St.

With fiddle, Irish flute and penny whistle, cello Irish drum and guitar, Cucunandy will lead you on a musical journey through the 7 Celtic nations. The Celtic nations are so described because of their common language roots that include Scottland, Ireland, Wales, Isle of Mann, Galicia (Spain), Cornwall and Brittany.

Come join us to hear some great music and learn a little cultural geography along the way. For more information, call the Library at (541) 258.4926, visit the website at
www.LebanonOregon.gov/library, find them on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/LebanonOregonLibrary or follow them on Instagram at Lebanon_Library.

Trivia Night

Tallman Brewing hosts free trivia night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 2055 Primrose St.

Live Longer meeting scheduled

Live Longer Lebanon will have a meeting from 7 to 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, via Zoom. LLL is a health improvement coalition dedicated to supporting all facets of a healthy lifestyle for the Lebanon community. To attend the virtual meeting, or for more information, email Grace Petrina at [email protected].

Back to School BINGO

Lebanon Public Library will hold Back to School BINGO for kids aged 5-16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the library, 55 Academy St. For more information, call the Library at (541) 258.4926, visit the website at
www.LebanonOregon.gov/library, find them on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/LebanonOregonLibrary or follow them on Instagram at Lebanon_Library.

Nurturing parenting class

Family Tree Relief Nursery offers a free “Nurturing Parenting Class” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays at 3111 S Main St.

Transportation assistance and childcare is available. Dinner included. The program features activities to foster positive parenting skills with nurturing behaviors, promote healthy physical and emotional development, and teach appropriate role and developmental expectations.

For more information, contact Emilia at 541.967.6580.

Audition for a local play

The Art & Culture Committee of Sweet Home is holding auditions for “The Innkeepers” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Sweet Home Senior Center, 890 18th Ave., Sweet Home.

The committee is looking for people who like to sing, act, speak or play an instrument for this theater play that will be performed on Dec. 9-10.

The original stage production written by a Sweet Home resident is the story of the nativity as told from the perspectives of the innkeeper and his wife. There are also musical numbers throughout the program. The acting parts have very little to no speaking but the actors need to be animated in facial expressions and deliberate in body language. The narrators need to have good voices full of expression. We have narrators but also need back up ones in case of illness or emergency. We will need back ups for all parts, including singers as well. If you think you have what it takes and want to participate in something amazing, please join us at auditions!

For more information, contact Satina Tolman on Facebook or by texting 541.619.8651.

Science Pub: The secret lives of sharks

Oregon State University professors James Sulikowski and Taylor Chapple will host a Science Pub talk, “The secret lives of sharks,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Old World Deli, 341 Southwest 2nd St., Corvallis.

Sulikowski, a professor and director of Oregon State University’s Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station in Newport, and Chapple, an assistant professor, will talk about their research and adventures tracking and studying sharks, including on the Oregon Coast. They lead the Big Fish Lab and have been featured on the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week and National Geographic’s Shark Fest programs.

Sulikowski and Chapple are focused on understanding the critical roles sharks play in maintaining vibrant marine ecosystems in Oregon and around the world.  As part of this mission, they are initiating new scientific paradigms including developing technologies to study sharks as moms to shift the narrative of sharks as mindless killers and protect shark moms and shark babies from the myriad assaults they face including climate change, urbanization of coastal areas and illegal harvesting, Sulikowski said.

LHS Hall of Fame

The Bud & Dorothy Page LHS Alumni Hall of Fame will start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Boulder Falls Center, 605 Mullins Drive.

The Hall of Fame was established to recognize LHS graduates who made significant achievements in their chosen fields. These graduates have made noteworthy contributions to society locally, nationally or internationally. Attire is semi-formal or business attire.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at RKI Insurance, 1175 S. Main St., or by visiting https://tinyurl.com/2ys4d8m6 or https://www.facebook.com/LebanonAlumni.

Science Pub: “There Goes the Sun: The Great Western Ring of Fire Eclipse of 2023”

Randall Milstein, a senior instructor in the physics department at Oregon State University, will discuss the annular solar eclipse, or ring of fire eclipse, during a Science Pub talk from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Tallman Brewing, 2055 Primrose St.

On Oct. 14, portions of western North America will experience an annular solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon, at its farthest distance from Earth, passes between the sun and Earth, and partially blocks the sun resulting in a ring of fire eclipse.

The ring of fire eclipse will pass over about one third of Oregon and cover a north-south span on the coast between Lincoln City and just south of Bandon and then move in a southeast direction and be visible from cities including Corvallis, Eugene, Roseburg, Medford and Klamath Falls.

The eclipse transitions will begin about 8 a.m. and end about 10:40 a.m. in Oregon. The ring of fire portion will begin about 9:15 a.m. and last between one to four minutes depending on the location. Eclipse glasses must be continuously worn to view the eclipse for eye protection and to avoid risk of blindness.

Registration is required to attend Science Pubs. Here are links to register for the Lebanon event in person or online.

Sponsors of Science Pub include the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Old World Deli, Oregon State’s Research Office and Oregon State University.

SuGO day at the library

Lebanon Public Library hosts SuGO day from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the library, 55 Academy St.

The SuGO season begins with a visit from the Mid-Valley STEM CTE-HUB Mobile Makerspace. SuGO sessions are for ages 5-10 years of age. Registration is not required for this free event.

For more information, call the Library at (541) 258.4926, visit the website at
www.LebanonOregon.gov/library, find them on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/LebanonOregonLibrary or follow them on Instagram at Lebanon_Library.


Tallman Brewing hosts karaoke with Jacquie Roar starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, at 2055 Primrose St.