What’s happening? Getting ready for the holiday season

Halloween Costume Run
Lebanon Downtown Association hosts a “Halloween Hustle” 5K run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 9 a.m. Dress in your favorite costume. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the “Holiday Station” at Ralston Park. Entry fee is $15; first 50 registrants receive a free pair of Halloween socks. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

Lebanon’s Downtown Trick or Treat
Downtown trick-or-treating will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults and children are invited to wear their best costumes and trick-or-treat the downtown corridor. A costume contest will be held at 1 p.m. at Strawberry Plaza.

Trunk or Treat
The Oregon Veterans Home invites children to its parking lot Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 3-5 p.m., 600 N 5th St. Event parking is available at Pioneer Elementary School.

Zombie Dodgeball
King’s Chapel will host Zombie Dodgeball on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 8-9:30 p.m. at Lebanon High School’s big gym, 1700 S 5th St. The event for sixth thru 12th graders will be a safe space for teenagers to go during Halloween. There will also be a costume contest. For more information, call 541.252.6080, or visit kingslebanon.com.

Cash for Candy
Local dentist takes a stand against sweets this Halloween. Nov. 1, from 9 a.m – 4 p.m., Adam Kirkpatrick Family Dentistry, 270 South Main St, Dr Kirkpatrick will be buying candy for $3 a pound in hopes to reduce gingivitis and tooth decay.

Linn County Arts Guild
Nov. 1 – Dec. 24, 11 a.m – 5 p.m. Tues-Sat, many local artists offering handcrafted Linn County items at Sun Lane Stones in Lebanon.

Pawsome art show
Faithful Friends Animal Clinic presents its eighth annual pet-themed art show during the month of November, 185 N Santiam Hwy. The original works of art must be hang-ready and not exceed 20” x 24.” Entries must be submitted to the clinic by Nov. 1. No entry fee for youth; donations requested for adult entries. One entry per person. The public may vote for their favorite works; prizes will be awarded to the winners. Proceeds benefit Paws Assisting Veterans, a non-profit providing service dogs to veterans.

Holiday bazaar weekend

Chili Cook-Off: Friday, Nov. 3, from 5-8 p.m. Downtown merchants will be offering samples for a “chili cook-off.”

Bates Berry Farm: Thursday, Nov. 2, from 4-7 p.m, and Friday-Saturday, Nov. 3-4, from 9 a.m – 5 p.m. The Old Bates Berry Farm Barn will have handcrafted treasures and gifts, scented soy candles, antiques, collectibles and more. Located at 38021 Weirich Drive.

FISH Harvest Bazaar: Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. New Hope Church will host a harvest bazaar as a fundraiser for the local FISH. There will be multiple vendors, and a soup and pie luncheon. Located at Gore Road and Hwy 20.

Holiday Craft Bazaar: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 3-4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Santiam Place Event Hall hosts local crafters with handmade items, products, gifts and services. Located at 139 S Main St.

St. Edward Bazaar & Country Store: Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Edward Catholic Church will host a bazaar with baked goods, holiday and home decor, crafts, and themed basket raffles. Lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located at 100 S Main St.

Holiday Craft Bazaar: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 3-4, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Gift baskets, baby quilts and lots of handcrafts will be for sale at 1787 South 12th St.

Holiday Bazaar: Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christ Community Lutheran Church hosts 20-plus vendors and crafters. Handmade quilts and baked goods will also be for sale. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at 320 Market St.

Holiday Craft & Gift Fair: Friday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The River Center will host up to 40 vendors of crafts and gift items. Located at 3000 S Santiam Hwy.

Linn County Arts Guild, Nov. 1 to Dec. 24, Tuesday thru Saturday, 846 Main St.


Build Lebanon Trails Work Day

Nov. 4, from 9 -11 a.m., Build Lebanon Trails will hold a work day at Riverview Park. This work day will consist of clearing leaves from the West River Trail section. Volunteers will work on a variety of maintenance tasks, trail clearing, bench cleanups and trash pickup. Closed toe shoes, work gloves, and good apparel for working in the dirt and mud are recommended. For more information, visit  buildlebanontrails.com/events or contact Rod Sell at 541.409.1302.

Community Worship & Prayer 

Sunday, Nov. 5, from 6-7 p.m. the Harvest Christian Center located at 4231 Long St. will be hosting a community worship and prayer service. For more information, contact Kelly Lehto at [email protected] or Cynthia Fox at [email protected].

Free Band Concert

The Willamette Valley Concert Band will present a free Veterans Day Concert at 5 p.m. Nov. 11, at the Lebanon High School Auditorium. 1700 South Fifth St. The concert, titled “Stars, Stripes and Harmonies Of Freedom,” will open with, “The Star Spangled Banner.” Emma Christensen will be sharing the stage directing the band. Mike Merrill, an award winning composer and founder of Two Bridges Music Press will be conducting along with Evon Lightfoot who is a recent graduate from Corban University. Both are auditioning for the artistic director position. The Willamette Valley Concert Band has about 60 members, ranging in age from young adults to senior citizens. It is a nonprofit organization and appreciates any donations.

Ag Expo

Willamette Valley Ag Expo will be held Nov. 14-16 at the Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd., Albany. There will be 200,000 square feet of exhibitors, equipment, seminars and classes. Admission is $4 per person; free parking. For more information, visit www.WVAexpo.com.

Holiday Sparkle Bazaar

Nov. 17 & 18, American Legion Auxiliary Albany Unit 10, will be hosting their sixth annual bazaar located at 1215 Pacific Blvd South East Albany. Crafters, culinary creators and home-based business representatives are invited to share their goodies as the community begins holiday shopping. Vendors are currently wanted. For more information, or to book your space, contact Michelle at 541-409-4170 or at [email protected]. Proceeds support programs for children and youth in Linn County.

2023 DSA Awards

The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce is hosting nominations for their annual DSA awards. It is time to honor exceptional individuals, businesses and organizations that have shown a dedication to our community, exemplary service, and community leadership. Nominations will end Jan. 5, and awards will be presented Feb. 24, at the Lebanon Community Distinguished Service Awards at the Boulder Falls Event Center, 605 Mullins Dr., Lebanon. Find nomination forms online at https://lebanon-chamber.org/

Trunk or Treat

The Sweet Home Hope Church will host a free trunk-or-treat event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 31, 890 Mountain View Road.  There will be lots of candy, crafts, prizes and a cake walk.

Christmas in the Barn

Maple Market-Upcycled Furniture & Home Decor will host the 4th annual Christmas in the barn event from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 9 and from 11 a.m – 4 p.m. Nov. 10-12. 36417 Airport Drive, Lebanon. Enjoy decor, find gifts and enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages.

Holiday Craft & Vendor Event

Bodacious Babes will host a Boobie Bunco event from 1-7 p.m. Nov. 10, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sweet Home High School Activity gym at 1641 Long Street. Fundraising will help go to a local Sweet Home lady to help with her battle with breast cancer.