Tomatoes take center stage

Lebanon Downtown Farmers Market runs from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays on the corner of Grant and Main streets.

This week’s featured item is tomatoes.

The market offers a variety of items, with different items each week.

The sponsor of the week is Citizens Bank.

SNAP and WIC are accepted by most vendors.

For information on becoming a vendor, a sponsor or other information, call Michelle at 541-760-9392.

Also at the market this week: it’s Bike Day. Learn about transportation options and receive a limited number of free bike helmets every hour for youth ages 18 and younger.

Saturday market offers variety

The Lebanon Elks Lodge is having its summer Saturday market every week from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lodge parking lot at Sherman and Park streets.

Have a cup of coffee and a doughnut while shopping at vendor booths selling produce, baked goods, books, tools, jewelry, crafts, local walnuts and eggs, plants and other items.

Native American feast at center

The Lebanon Senior Center presents Kiamichi Isham with her Native American Flute and the authentic feast she, along with her family and friends, will cook at 4 p.m. on Aug. 28.

This year the dinner will feature grilled salmon, wild rice, pinto beans, seasonal vegetables, and Indian fry bread.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the Lebanon Senior Center.

For more information, call 541-258-4224.

Story time returns to library

Story times at the Lebanon Public Library will begin in September with “Baby and Me” at 10 a.m. on Sept. 4, and “Little Bookworms” preschool story times at 11 a.m. on Sept. 5.

“Baby and Me” is designed for infants and toddlers and their caregivers. Age-appropriate interactive activities, including stories, music, finger plays, and rhymes, help introduce the joy of reading.

“Little Bookworms” story time allows children from age 3 through kindergarten to explore their world interactively through books, songs and finger plays. Craft time follows story time.

For more information, visit the Lebanon Public Library on Facebook, its website at, or call the library at 541-258-4926.

‘Enchanted’ Senior prom

“Enchanted Twilight” is the theme of this year’s second annual Senior Prom from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the Lebanon Senior Center.

Music will be by the Albany Swing Band.

The event is meant to give baby boomers and seniors the chance to dress up for an evening of dining, dancing and remembering their senior proms.

People may come with or without a date.

Dinner is at 4:30 p.m., with the band beginning at 5:15.

The prom is co-sponsored by the Lebanon Senior Center, Emeritus at Century Fields and The Oaks at Lebanon.

Capture Me Photography will be present to take a keepsake photo for $3.

The event is free to attend. Tickets may be picked up at the Lebanon Senior Center. For more information, call 541-258-4224.

Circlers back in the swing

Lebanon Square Circlers will resume their dances from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. twice a month on the first and third Saturdays at Lebanon I.O.O.F. Hall, 20 E. Ash St.

Cost is $4 per person, or $10 for a family of three or more.

On Sept. 7, the circlers kick off the season with a root beer float dance.

Charlotte Jeskey is the caller. David Vomocil is the cuer.

USO barbecue at River Park

A USO barbecue supporting troops, veterans and fallen soldiers will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 7 at River Park, 1235 E. Grant St.

The event will include games for children, a horse shoe tournament and color guard.

To donate or volunteer, call Jodi Martinez at 541-409-3397 or email

Concert to start rehearsals

The first rehearsal for the Lebanon Community Chorus’ winter concert is at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12. The venue is to be announced.

The winter concert will be on Dec. 15.

The chorus board recently voted to increase dues to $15 per concert. Dues will now include a copy of the DVD or CD of the concert, along with a group photo.

Contact Cathey Shields for more information about the winter concert at 541-405-5299.

Drive one for LHS

The Lebanon High School music department and senior class party are joining with Roberson Ford and Ford Motor Company in a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the high school.

Ford Motor Company will donate $20 for each person who takes a free, no-sales-pressure test drive, up to $6,000.

Rollin’ Oldies Car Club members will show off their collection of hot rods. Burgers will be available at a barbecue.

One “test driver” will win a $40 gift certificate to James Gang Pizza in Lebanon.

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