Join teen book club

The Lebanon Public Library will sponsor Summer Teen Book Club during the month of July for young people ages 11 to 15.

Teen Book Club will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning today, July 9, through July 30, in the young adult area of the library.

Naomi McDowell will lead discussions and activities about the novel “Wonder,” by R. J. Palacio.

Participants will get copies of the book at the first meeting.

Friends of the Lebanon Public Library provide funding for Teen Book Club, which is free of charge to participants. Space is limited, though, and those interested need to sign up in advance at the circulation desk.

For more information, please visit the Lebanon Public Library’s website at www.lebanon.plinkit.org or call the library at 541-258-4926.

Toastmasters, new time, place

Lebanon Toastmasters will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at Big Town Hero, 11 E. Ash St. on Mondays. The meeting is free, but lunch is on your own. To pre-order lunch, call 541-258-2054.

For more information, visit facebook.com/LebanonOregonToastmasters.

Diabetes support group

People with diabetes or pre-diabetes can learn more about managing their condition at a free monthly support group at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

The hospital’s Diabetes Education team will host the group on the first Monday of each month, from 11 a.m. to noon, at the hospital.

One of the team’s educators will lead a lesson, followed by time for any questions that participants may have.

The following topics have been scheduled: Aug. 4: “Getting the most out of a visit with your doctor,” with Kathy Hillary, RN, CDE; Sept. 8: “Small victories lead to larger victories,” with Tiffany Wadlow, RN, CDE; Oct. 6: Vegetable soup cooking demonstration with Angie Frederic, RD, LD, CDE.

Registration is required as space is limited. For more information, or to sign up, call 541-451-6313.

Enter ODFW’s photo contest

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to showcase your fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing photos on its website, in promotional materials and on social media channels.

It is a great way to share your love of the outdoors and to show others the amazing natural resources Oregon has to offer.

“We are especially interested in photos that show people participating in fishing, hunting, crabbing and clamming,” said Rick Hargrave. “Think casting, catching, netting, glassing, tracking, digging?and how much fun you have while doing it.”

Guidelines:

· The contest closes August 1, 2014.

· Photo categories are fishing, hunting, crabbing, clamming and wildlife viewing.

· All photos must have been taken by you personally in Oregon.

By submitting a photo, you agree that it can be used by ODFW on its website and in other promotional products.

Wildlife viewing photos should be of native species in a natural environment.

If there are people in your photo, please get permission to submit the photo.

Only high resolution photos, at least 1 megabyte, will be accepted.

ODFW employees are not eligible to participate in the contest.

Submit photos via the ODFW website in the About Us section, in Photo/Video gallery.

Take off the pounds with TOPS

Take Off the Pounds Sensibly meets at 8:45 a.m. on Thursdays at Southside Christian Church, 196 Airport Rd.

For more information, call Cathy at 541-971-3947 or Dianna at 541-223-1962.

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