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Preschool story time at the library

The Lebanon Public Library will host preschool story time at 11 a.m. on Sept. 24 at the library, 55 Academy St.

A hula performance will entertain the children this week. Story time sessions are every Thursday through Nov. 19. Story time is for children ages 3 to 5.

The Oregon Jamboree fundraiser

The Oregon Jamboree Katie (Gourley) McLain fundraiser will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24.

Katie McLain is a 34-year-old mother of two who lives in Sweet Home.

In January 2009, McLain was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Since then, McLain has spent about 12 weeks in Oregon Health & Science University in Portland undergoing chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant.

She has been released to an extended-stay hotel with a 24-hour caregiver.

The Gourley family have been dedicated supporters of The Oregon Jamboree with many volunteer hours helping make the event a success.

The sale will include vintage Jamboree merchandise and other miscellaneous items.

All proceeds will be donated to the Katie Gourley McLain Leukemia Fund at Umpqua Bank.

For more information about McLain, visit www.caringbridge.org/bisit/katiemclain.

Linn County Livestock Association

Linn County Livestock Association and Swanson/Nichols Sheep Farm will host a program on fall lambing at the Swanson/Nichols Farm at Denny School and Airport roads, Lebanon.

The program will showcase a fall lambing flock, lots of lambs, and Oregon State University publications on fall lambing and sheep reproduction.

For more information, contact Tom Nichols, OSU Sheep Unit Manager at 541-737-2903.

Dancing at Pineway

Check out the newly remodeled Pineway, which now features a large dance floor. Every Wednesday is Country/western night, with line dance lessons beginning at 7:15 p.m. Open dancing is from 8 to 10 p.m.

Music will be provided by Rockin' Robyn's Dance & DJ with DJ JD Outlaw.

Learn cheese varieties, uses

Janice Gregg will share many varieties and uses of cheese from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 24 at the Lebanon Senior Center, 65 B Academy St.

For more information, contact Joan at 259-6547.

Chamber forum lunch: State of the economy

Paul Warner, a legislative revenue officer for the state, will speak at the monthly Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce forum lunch.

Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 25 at the Lebanon Samaritan Hospital's Health Career and Training Center.

The focus will be on the state of the economy.

The Legislative Revenue Office is a permanent, nonpartisan legislative service agency.

It provides research and analysis on tax policy and school finance issues for legislators, legislative committees and the public.

To RSVP call the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce at 258-7164.

Library book sale Saturday

Friends of the Lebanon Library will hold its monthly book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lebanon Senior Center on Sept. 26.

This month's sale includes a large quantity of school books.

Square dance with the Squarenaders

Join the Sweet Home Squarenaders from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Oak Heights school gym on Sixth and Elm streets.

Jim Voll will be the square dance caller, and Joyce Voll will be the round dance cuer.

A potluck will be served at the break.

The cost is $5 for adults and $4 for youth.

A hearing enhancement system is available.

For more information, call 541-466-5536 or 451-3480.

Free horse health fair at fairgrounds

Horse owners facing financial hardship are invited to participate in a free horse health fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany.

The event is hosted by the Oregon Horse Welfare Council, Linn County Animal Rescue and the Linn County Fair and Expo Center.

Horses and owners can visit a series of "stations" in the small arena, each with a different professional.

Owners may use as many stations as they wish.

Services available are veterinary assessments, five-way vaccinations, wormer, farrier care, equine nutrition specialist, training advice and equine chiropractic.

To participate, call the Linn County Animal Rescue message number, 541-258-3422, to set an appointment.

Volunteers will return the call to finalize the appointment.

Appointments are first-come, first-served, with a limit of two horses per owner.

Turn off the TV on Family Dinner Day Sept. 28

Stay connected with your kids and prevent and reduce substance abuse by celebrating dinner with your family on Sept. 28.

Linn Together is working in partnership with the Linn County Commission on Children and Families to make this year's event a success.

For more information, contact Dan Merrill, CCF coordinator at 967-3823 ext. 2080, or e-mail dmerrill@co.linn.or.us.

Home for the Holidays

It's time to start thinking about the holidays.

The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce will host Home for the Holidays, a home-based business expo, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Lebanon Boys & Girls Club, 305 S. Fifth St.

Find information and items dealing with home improvement, decoration, mortgage and sales, gifts, and home-based businesses.

For more information, call 258-7164.

Fashion show benefits Hamilton Creek

A fashion show put on by Beech Hill clothing will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Santiam Place Event Hall, 139 Main St. in Lebanon.

The cost for the show is $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Hamilton Creek Parent-Teacher Association.

Hunter's Breakfast at Lacomb School

Lacomb School will host the annual Hunter's Breakfast and community garage sales on Oct. 3.

Breakfast will be served in the school cafeteria beginning at 4:30 a.m. until 10 a.m.

The menu is biscuits and gravy, pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast costs $5 for individuals or $15 for a family.

Maps of the garage sales will be available at the school and at Lacomb Grocery.

All money raised goes directly to fund student activities.

Downtown Farmers' Market

Don't forget to visit the Lebanon Downtown Farmers' Market this Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. on Ash Street between Main and Second streets.

Only a few short weeks remain of the harvest season and fruit is in full swing.

Fresh corn, tomatoes, mushrooms, goat cheese and peaches are just some of the items available.

The September "pick of the month" is blackberries.

Iran documentary in Scio

The Friends of the Scio Public Library will sponsor a showing of Rick Steves' documentary "Iran" at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Scio Public Library.

For more information, call Ziedrich at 503-394-3643. Steves writes travel books and produces travel shows.

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