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What’s happening in the area

Senior Center to host book sale

The Friends of the Lebanon Public Library will hold their monthly Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.
The public is invited to select books from the main Bookstore as well as check out the Vintage Book Art available for purchase.
Donations are the heart of the Friends’ fundraising. Clean, undamaged books published on or after 1990, audiobooks and movies on disk may be donated at the Used Bookstore inside the Lebanon Senior Center weekdays  between 8 a.m. and 3:30 pm.
Donations are tax-deductible, as the Friends is a 501 (c)(3) organization. Proceeds from sales are used to help fund programs at the Lebanon Public Library including Summer Reading and Take & Make Crafts, Storytime and activities for ‘Tweens and Young Adults.
Also, the organization is accepting donations in remembrance of longtime President Harlan Mastenbrook.  Donations will  be used for large print books for the Library. Bookplates in remembrance of Harlan and his wife Kathleen will be placed in each book purchased with the donations.
To donate, please make checks payable to Friends of the Library with a notation the donation is for Harlan Mastenbrook. Checks may be mailed to Friends of the Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy Street, Lebanon OR 97355 or dropped off at the Lebanon Public Library.
The Friends can be contacted at (541) 730-3602, [email protected] or follow them on Facebook or Instagram @lebanonlibraryfriends.

Strawberry fest dates announced

The Strawberry Festival will be in full festival mode, from Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5.
This year’s event features live entertainment by headliners Jo Dee Messina on Thursday, James Otto & Jackson Michelson on Friday, and Steve Augeri of Journey on Saturday, followed by the Grand Parade on Saturday, and the Flower Show put on by the Lebanon Garden Club at Santiam Place.
Tickets are now available for purchase online at https://bit.ly/37feZTA.

Nursery holding April diaper drive

In observance of Child Abuse Awareness Month, the Family Tree Relief Nursery, which works to prevent child abuse and neglect, is having a diaper drive during the month of April.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, at 3111 S. Main Road in Lebanon, is serving as a collection point for diapers during the diaper drive. The church is accepting donations between 9 a.m. and noon, Mondays through Thursdays.

Whodunnit? Find out in ACT’s ‘Clue’

The popular whodunnit “Clue” based on the 1985 Paramount Pictures film and iconic Hasbro board game, runs through April 23 at the Albany Civic Theater, 111 W. First Ave.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 16 and 21-23, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on April 17. The show is also available on-demand April 15-17 and 21-23.
Admission is $14 general, $11 seniors and children. Purchase tickets online at https://bit.ly/3ifrAbc. On-demand tickets are available at https://bit.ly/3ifnv6V.

Low-vision group talks OCB services

Kevin Ehrenshaft, occupational therapist for the Oregon Commission for the Blind, will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Mid Valley Low Vision Support Group at 2 p.m. Wednesday April 20, at Brookdale Grand Prairie, 1929 Grand Prairie Road, Albany.
Ehrenshaft will speak about many free services available through the Oregon Commission for the Blind.
He can also schedule home visits for low-vision or no-vision individuals for individual training sessions to improve  their mobility issues as well as a multitude of other challenges such as how to live well in a world built for people with adequate eyesight.
All are welcome to attend the group’s free monthly meetings.  Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (541) 974-6233.

Plant fundraiser at Seven Oak school

Seven Oak Middle School Agricultural and Natural Resources class students will hold a plant fundraiser for students from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the school greenhouse.
Park in the lot behind the school. Cash or check only. Plants have been grown by the students from seed. A variety of tomato plants will be sold for $5, annuals for $3-5, and perennials for $3-5.

ID rocks, minerals at April 23 event

The Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society’s Robert Rosé will be on hand to help rock hounds identify specimens (10 items or less) from their collection from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the East Linn Museum, 746 Long St.
Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free, and donations are always welcome.

Hymn sing at local brew pup April 26

Hymns and Hops will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Conversion Brewing, 833 Main St.
It’s just what it sounds like: a monthly brushing off of the old hymnals and singing of old church songs, with a few raised pints. This is a family-friendly event.
For information, visit facebook.com/events/281272447519622.

LCC presents spring concert

Lebanon Community Chorus will perform a “Light & Hope: LCC Spring Concert” at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Lebanon First Assembly, 726 W. Oak St., Lebanon.
This will be the choir’s first live concert since COVID began.
The program will include “Love’s Old Sweet Song,” “O Magnum Mysterium,” “Hand in Hand,” “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” “Over the Rainbow,”  “Joy to the World” and “A Gaelic Blessing.”
Tickets can be purchased at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce and Lebanon Bi-Mart, or by emailing [email protected]

‘Matilda’ going on stage at Seven Oak

Seven Oak Middle School Theatre Club will present Roald Dahl’s “Matilda The Musical JR” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 5-7, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the old gymnasium at Seven Oak Middle School, 550 Cascade Dr., Lebanon.
“Matilda The Musical JR.” tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
The story is adapted from the full-length musical which was based on the book by Roald Dahl, and features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. The show opened on the West End in 2011 and made its Broadway premiere in 2013.
The musical earned seven Olivier Awards, including “Best New Musical,” and five Tony awards, including The Tony for “Best Book of a Musical.”
Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors.
For more information, visit facebook.com/sevenoaktheatre, or email [email protected].

Football league to hold registration

Registration for the Fall 2022 Freedom Football season will take place Sunday, May 1.
The league offers tackle football for K-8 grades. Practice starts Aug. 15.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/FreedomFootball2020.

Build Lebanon Trails hosting run

Build Lebanon Trails is hosting a run that can be done either virtually between May 1 and May 14 or in person on Saturday, May 7, at Cheadle Park.
This is a self-paced event over 5K or 10K distances, with free registration, though donations are accepted. Anyone interested in sponsoring the event can do so prior to April 22 at buildlebanontrails.com/sponsor2022.
All routes follow 8-to-12-foot-wide soft- and hard-surfaced trails with natural landscapes, wildlife, and walk bridges along the South Santiam River, Cheadle Lake and the Lebanon water canal system.
Register at runsignup.com/Race?raceId=15558 to run, walk or roll for the virtual 5k or 10k, then download one of the route maps. After finishing a route, go to your event at the site and register your time. Individual results will be added to the results leader board.
Finishers will receive a downloadable finish certificate.You can sign up for as many events as you want on runsignup.com.
Those who prefer to participate in person are invited to show up around 9 a.m. at Cheadle Park and run, walk, or bike either the 5K or 10K route.
You time yourself and there will be some volunteers along the way to guide you along the route. Report your time on runsignup.

Reserve for Stand By Us fundraiser

Reservations are now available for the annual Stand By Us benefit auction fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam, scheduled for Saturday, May 7, at Cheadle Lake Park, 37941 Weirich Drive, Lebanon.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with a silent auction at 5 p.m., followed by a live auction and dinner at 6 p.m. The event features a Fogline concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Limited tables are available. To make reservations, contact (541) 258-7105 or https://bgcgreatersantiam.org.

Health fair May 11 at B&G Club

A Health & Wellness Resource Fair will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam, 305 S. 5th St., Lebanon.
The event is a collaboration of the Boys & Girls Club, Lebanon Community School District, BeUndivided and other community partners. Using a Sources of Strength model, more than 50 resource agencies, businesses, clubs and faith organizations will be at the fair.

Garden club to hold plant sale

Lebanon Garden Club will hold a plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, at 880 Tangent St., on the corner of 10th Avenue.
This is the club’s annual and only fundraiser. Proceeds go to many charities in the local area, as well as maintaining the Rose Garden at Ralston Park.
Donations are welcome. For more information, call (541) 909-3894 or (541) 401-2336 and leave a message.

LCH Foundation offers scholarships

The Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation is accepting applications for its scholarship programs for east Linn County students pursuing careers in health care.
Scholarships are available for medical, nursing and nursing education students as well as students enrolled in a Linn-Benton Community College health career program.
Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Scholarship recipients will be announced by June 1.
The following scholarships are available:
The Frank Girod, MD, Medical Scholarship: This scholarship, for students enrolled in medical school, is named for the late Frank Girod, MD, a primary care physician who was instrumental in the establishment of Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.
Applicants must submit an application, a written statement about their goals and any community service involvement, as well as a Cost and Resource Estimate Work Sheet.
♦ The Julietta A. Pape Scholarship Fund: For east Linn County students pursuing a medical degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest in Lebanon or Oregon Health Science University in Portland. The Julietta A. Pape Scholarship honors her lifetime contribution to education.
Applicants must submit an application, a cover letter introducing themselves, what degree they are pursuing, why they are interested in a medical career and an official college transcript.
♦ The Rachel Easton, RN, Nursing Scholarship: This scholarship, for students enrolled in a nursing degree program, is named for Rachel Easton, a longtime nurse at Samaritan Park Street Clinic in Lebanon.
Applicants must submit an official transcript including fall 2020 grades, a one- or two-page typed statement discussing why they are pursuing a nursing degree, a listing of their goals, a completed application form, a Cost and Resource Estimate Work Sheet, any special circumstances for the Easton Scholarship Committee to consider, plus a signed and dated letter of recommendation from someone who knows the applicant well.
♦ The John and Carol Dinges Medical Scholarship: For east Linn County students enrolled in an entry-level health care program at
Linn-Benton Community College. Examples of entry-level programs include certified medical assistant, certified nursing assistant, medical office specialist and dental assistant.
First preference will be given to seniors and graduates of Lebanon High School, but seniors and graduates at all high schools in east Linn County are invited to apply.
♦ The Nurse Education Scholarship: For caregivers and certified nursing assistants who pursuing continued education in the nursing field.
Preference is given to applicants from the Lebanon area and single parents. The deadline to apply for this particular scholarship is 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Scholarship recipients will be announced by July 1.
For complete information about these scholarships, call 541-451-6303 or visit samhealth.org/Scholarships.

Clean-up day set at Ralston Park

The Lebanon Downtown Association is hosting a community clean-up day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21, at Ralston Park, 925 Park St.
For more information on this and other local events, visit lebanondowntownassociation.com.

Run/walks returns after 3-year hiatus

Registration is open for the Weyerhaeuser Strawberry 5K and 1-Mile Run/Walk, back for the first time since 2019 and scheduled for Saturday, July 4, at the American Legion, 480 S. Main St.
The cost is $30 for the 5K, $10 for the one-mile event.
The one-mile portion begins at 9:30 a.m. that day, followed by the 5K at 10. The flat course, begins and ends on Main Street near the American Legion building, will follow the grand parade route.
For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3rrwF5j.

Teens sought for Search/Rescue

Linn County Sheriff’s Office is recruiting young men and women, ages 14 to 18, to join and participate in a 10-day summer training program for its Search and Rescue Team. The academy will be held June 17-27.
Search and Rescue team members often work alongside deputies of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.  Young men and women build resiliency and gain valuable leadership and professional skills impacting their future personal and professional lives.
The application process includes oral interviews, a background check and physical aptitude test.
Applicants must attend a recruit meeting at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office in Albany, at 7 p.m.  on May 9.
Successful applicants will be eligible to attend the 10-day Search and Rescue Training Academy in June.
Training will include classes in wilderness survival, shelter building, search tactics, first aid/CPR, map and compass reading, rappelling, and many more topics.
For more information about the program contact Lt. Joe Larsen at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office (541) 812-2272 or visit the Linn County Sheriff’s Office website at www.linnsheriff.org.
Online applications are available on the website and at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office in Albany.

Fire academy set for girls in county

Girls aged 16 to 19 are invited to attend the Linn County Young Women’s Fire Academy June 23-24.
The two-day event is a free, hands-on opportunity to learn from female firefighters at Lebanon Fire Station 31, 1050 W. Oak St.
Applications are available at Lebanonfire.org. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/LCYWFA.

Li’l Art Show returns in June

The Li’l Art Show is coming back to the Linn County Arts Guild’s Gifts and Gallery (605 Main St., Lebanon) store this June.
The Guild will begin accepting art starting May 17. The show will run May 31-July 2.
The show is open to the community and there is no fee to enter. There is a limit of two entries per person, and the entries must be ready to hang or be displayed. All art must have a finished size of 8×10 (8x10x10 for 3-D) and must be ready to display.
For more information, call (541) 497-0386, or email [email protected].