CommunityEvents

Submitting a PSA?

Non profit events and fundraiser can be submitted by email to angiefoster@bicoastalmedia.com. We will not air events for free that are paying for advertising on any other media outlet (newspaper, radio, television, etc.) PSA’s are posted on this page, and given random live mentions on one or more of our 5 Albany radio stations. We cannot guarantee when or if your event will be mentioned, as it is subject to time availability and on-air host discretion. PSA’s should be submitted no less than 2 weeks prior to an event. Please do not send only a flier or simply a link to a page where we can “find” the information for your event. Submit a short paragraph describing the Who, What, When, Why, How much, and most importantly, what the profits will benefit.

 

All Dressed Up Prom Dress event–Saturday April 1st–Stayton

All Dressed Up provides prom dresses, jewelry, accessories and so much more to teens who are otherwise unable to afford it. We host annual prom dress giveaways where these very deserving teens receive everything from the perfect dress, jewelry and accessories to get her off on the biggest night of a teens life! We have over 1000 dresses to choose from AT NO COST! Being a teen is hard enough, our goal is to make sure each teen has their princess moment! We are gearing up for our 2017 Prom Dress Giveaway 4/1/2017 8AM – 2PM at the Stayton Community Center. EACH TEEN MUST HAVE A VALID HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT I.D TO ENTER. We get teens from all over Oregon and ask that they bring a dress to donate if they can.

If you’d like to donate a dress, they can be dropped off at the following businesses:  Shabby Chic Bride, Act One Hair Salon, Stayton Cleaners, Santiam Cleaners, Sugar and Spice Bakery in Lyons, and the NWSA Office in Mill City.  There is a high need for plus-size formal dresses.

For more in formation on “All Dressed Up,” click here.

Dog Show–Albany–April 2nd

The Chintimini Kennel Club brings dog lovers their annual show! Hundreds of dogs will get the chance to compete in a variety of events – Obedience, Rally & Conformation – Friday, March 31st through Sunday, April 2nd at Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany, OR. Gates will open at 1PM on Friday, and 8AM on Saturday and Sunday.
Spectators can:
· Meet and greet a variety of different dog breeds. Visitors can find the right breed for their lifestyle, learn about responsible dog ownership and speak with breeders and owners. (SAT & SUN – 9am to 4pm)
· There will be a Dog Show 101 is being offered at 11am. Learn more about dog shows, and what they entail. (SAT & SUN)
· Come see the AKC Disaster Relief Trailer that resides with the Linn County Sheriff’s Dept. (SAT & SUN)
· Watch on as dogs will take the ring to participate in conformation. The group winners will compete for the title of Best in Show. (SAT & SUN)
· Owners and handlers will compete in a special new series called the National Owner-Handled Series. These exhibitors are striving for a spot in the Finals. (SAT Only)
· See puppies getting started in the sport in the AKC Sanctioned 4 and under 6 Months Puppy Competition. (SAT ONLY)
· Watch Obedience & Rally trials. Find out how to get involved or get training tips for a well-behaved dog at home. (ALL DAYS)
· The Columbia River Agility Club will also being holding Agility trials. (ALL DAYS)

SHOW DETAILS:
· Admission: Free
· Parking: $5/day

Old Time Fiddlers event–April 6th-April 8th–Rickreall

The Oregon Old Time Fiddlers Association will be holding its annual state
convention at the Polk Country Fairgrounds in Rickreall, Oregon beginning on
Thursday, April 6 and running through Saturday, April 8.
The public is invited to a “Fiddle and Variety Show” at the Polk County Fair
Grounds Friday night, April 7th. It will begin at 6:30 with a group of young
fiddlers on the stage for the first half hour. At 7:00 the fiddle show will continue
with fiddlers and special entertainment from every corner of Oregon. The show
will last until 10:00.
Tickets for the Friday night show will be available at the door. Adults – $7.00,
Seniors – $6.00 and students $3.00 Preschoolers are free. For a one dollar
discount when you are buying your ticket, say that you heard the announcement
on Radio KRKT.
Check their website Oregonoldtimefiddling.org for more information.

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Memorial Stadium dedication–Albany–April 14th

West Albany High School will dedicate the Coach Jim Luster Track at West’s Memorial Stadium on April 14 preceding the Linn County Invitational high school track & field meet with a brief ceremony starting at 5:00pm.  At the request of West Albany High School and numerous former athletes who competed for Coach Luster, the Greater Albany Public School Board approved the naming honor in June 2016.  Jim Luster retired from teaching and coaching in 1988 after 33 years at Albany Union/West Albany High School.  His passion for teaching and coaching is legendary for the countless number of students and fellow educators that encountered.  Coach Luster was inducted into the West Albany Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.  With support from Coach Luster’s family, the goal is to memorialize Coach Luster’s significant contribution to the Albany community through his name being placed in a prominent place at Memorial Stadium, as well as on a future memorial plaque located at or near Memorial Stadium.   Contributions towards West Albany’s track & field program, or the continued improvements of its sports facilities in general can be made in Coach Luster’s honor by contacting the West Albany Sports Foundation’s website: www.wasf.org .