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

 

The Dog Days of Summer–Corvallis Library-August 1-31st

Children can practice their reading skills with a trained READ Dog at the
public library from 1:30-3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the whole
month.
READ Dogs, or Reading Education Assistance Dogs, are specially trained and certified therapy
dogs who act as reading companions for children. Reading to a dog lessens the pressure of not
making mistakes for new readers, making them ideal for kids who want some low-key (and
cuddly) practice as they develop their reading skills. The Corvallis Public Library partners with
the Welcome Waggers, a local therapy dog group, to provide the Dog Days of Summer each
August, as well as READ Dog visits at the library during the school year. The Welcome
Waggers make visits to area schools and care centers, too.

Participating in the Dog Days of Summer is easy and free! Children can bring a book from home,
or choose one from the library. Parents and guardians complete a brief permission form while
their child waits his or her turn to read. Each child then has a one-on-one reading experience with
one of the READ Dogs, who are sweet, excellent listeners. At the end of the child’s visit, they
leave with a bookmark and sticker. The Dog Days of Summer happen every Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday in August from 1:30-3pm, so there are lots of chances to read with a
READ Dog.

For more information about this event, contact the Youth Services Department at 541-766-6794.

Girls Night Out–August 18th–First Hand Seconds Downtown Albany

Mark your calendars to sip, laugh, nibble, play and shop at 1st Hand Seconds on Friday, August 18th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at our second Ladies Night Out.  20% discount throughout the entire store.  Enjoy visiting with many vendors in the store, including Mary Kay Cosmetics, Luminess Airess, Tastefully Simple, Damsel in Defense, Thirty-One, and Scentsy. Relax with a complimentary massage from Linda who represents Heresco Chiropractic, and enjoy snacks from Southpaws Pizza.

Aumsville Annual Volunteer Firefighters Breakfast–August 19th–Aumsville

From 6:00 am to 10:00 am at the Aumsville Fire Station, 490 Church Street, Aumsville, Oregon.  Ham. eggs, pancakes, coffee, juice or milk.  Children 5 and under free, 6 to 12 years $5, 13 and older $6 and seniors 60 and over $5.  Sponsored by Aumsville Volunteer Firefighters.  Money raised will benefit Volunteer Firefighters activities including providing equipment and supplies.  For further information contact the Fire District at 503-749-2894.

OSU150 Space Grant Festival: A Total Eclipse Experience – Celebration and Lectures at The LaSells Stewart Center – Aug. 19th & 20th

The LaSells Stewart Center is hosting pre-eclipse activities that are free and open to the public (unless noted). We encourage people to come, socialize and engage in learning about the eclipse and our solar system. The Giustina Gallery will be open all-day for viewing of the OSU150 Space Grant Art Exhibit featuring local artists. Works are for sale. Beverages & BBQ for sale in the Courtyard starting at Noon each day. Visit the OSU LaSells Stewart Center website for full details.
http://lasells.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/osu150-space-grant-festival-total-eclipse-experience-celebration-and-lectures-lasells

Backpack/school supply giveaway–Corvallis-August 26th

On August 26th The Corvallis Elks are hosting a Back Pack/school supply Give-away for children in the community from noon to 3:00. Besides the back packs theywill be offering fun activities and a hot dog lunch. For information please call the elks at 541-758-0222.

Friends of Felines fundraising auction–Sept 23–Salem

Salem Friends of Felines, a non-profit/no-kill cat shelter, is holding their 12th annual fundraising auction to raise awareness and support on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 5:00pm ’til 8:00pm at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Cascade Hall.
Your ticket includes fantastic hors d’oeuvres, adult beverages & soft drinks, live music and a great time, plus you’re supporting the kitties. This is a 21 & over event.
Tickets are $40 per person and are available on the Salem Friends of Felines’ website www.sfof.org . or at the Salem Friends of Felines’ shelter at 980 Commercial St, Salem Oregon. Proceeds from this event are also used to cover costly medical care for ill and injured cats.

Community Grant applications

Applications for the Altrusa International Club of Albany community grants are available online via Google Docs for non-profit groups, organizations, or grass roots volunteer projects that benefit residents of Linn County. The deadline for completing applications online is August 5, 2017. Applicants will be notified by October 2017. The local Altrusa Club raises funds by hosting the Little Italy Dinner and Auction and then uses the proceeds for scholarships, community grants and to fund the Kidz Shop back to school clothes shopping event held annually in August at the Heritage Mall. Focus areas for community grants include basic needs assistance that benefit children, families, and individuals. Education, literacy and international causes are also Altrusa priorities.The link to the Google Doc application is available at www.facebook.com/AlbanyAltrusa/. Email questions to altrusaofalbany@gmail.com.

Interested in volunteering for the Albany Area Habitat for Humanity?

Your time is needed.  Habitat is unique and blessed to have a mission where supporters can engage in direct and meaningful ways.  By volunteering, you can help partner families build their own home, strength, stability and self-reliance.  If you are interested in being a part of this story, attend our next volunteer orientation on May 25th, 2017 at the Albany Public Library.  You may attend either the 12pm-1pm session or the 5:30pm-6:30pm session.  For questions, please email aahfh@peak.org

Free Summer Meals–Lebanon–June 13-August 18th

Summer meals are available free to children ages 1 to 18.  Meal times vary by location, and some locations will offer play and learn activities as well.  The following locations will be serving the free meals daily throughout the summer.

Daily Lunch at Booth Park from 12:15 to 12:45, Century Park from 12:15 to 12:45, Christopher Columbus Park from 11:30 to noon, River Center from 11:45 to 12:15, Our Savior’s Lutheran from 11:00 to 11:30.  Daily Supper will be served at Green Acres School from 5 to 5:30.  Play and Learn in the Park activities will be held at Christopher Columbus Park from 10:30 to 11:45 6/13, 6/15, 6/20, and 6/22.  as well as Booth Park from noon to 1:15 6/13, 6/15, 6/20, and 6/22.

Soroptimist Walk for the Cause–Albany–October 7th

The 2017 Soroptimist Walk for the Cause plans to honor cancer survivors at its annual Walk for the Cause. The event will begin with a program at the steps of the Linn County Courthouse, Saturday October 7.
Registration for teams and individual walkers or runners is open at sialbany.org. “Sleep In” registration is
available for those who prefer to watch the 5K from the sidelines.
Over the last 22 years of the Walk, Soroptimist International of Albany has raised more than $755,000 All
of the proceeds from the Walk stay in Linn County. Cancer fighters and survivors are invited to
join in before the Walk for “Faces of Cancer”, a living display on the steps of the
Courthouse, illustrating those lives, both young and old, that have been touched by breast
and other cancers affecting women in our community.
Then, those fighters will be guest Grand Marshals for the walk. To register visit sialbany.org.