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

Online School information sessions

Albany Online, a free online schooling option  provided by the Greater Albany Public Schools,  is now enrolling for the 2017 – 2018 school year.    Information sessions are being held on Tuesday, May 30th at 6:00 pm and Thursday, June 1st at 6:00 pm.  The sessions will be hosted at the School District building at 718 Seventh Ave. SW in Albany.

Raffle for College World Series airfare, hotel, tickets–Albany–June 1st

Fish of Albany is raffling off a trip to the college world series. The prize package includes for 2- round trip air fare with 3 nights at hotel (will provide shuttle between airport, hotel and ballpark. )Includes 4 games and food voucher. The drawing will be held June 1st and will be done live on KRKT. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Fish of Albany office at 1880 Hill St. and are $100 each, only 100 tickets will be sold. Your ticket purchase donation may be tax deductible.

Lamb and Wool Show–Turner–June 3rd

The 80th Annual Marion County Lamb & Wool Show on June 3, 2017 is a day of fun with 4-H & FFA events with breeding project animals, wool animals and market lambs.  The Show also includes craft vendors, an ice cream vendor,  a local spinning club and a quilters group. Again this year – we sill start the day with the children’s classes – Most Beautiful Lamb, young Herdsman and Young market lamb classes for children under the age of 10. All events are held at the Turner Elementary School, 7800 School Street from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   There is no admission or parking charge.  The city of Turner also hosts a city celebration that day with a variety of activities.  For more information on the Lamb and Wool Show, please see website http://marioncountylambandwoolshow.yolasite.com/  ‘or our facebook page

Pass the Pigs–June 5th–Cricket Country

Join KRKT and the Santiam Christian FFA for the second annual “Pass the Pigs” fundraiser. FFA kids will escort baby pigs around the Willamette Valley in Cricket Country on Monday June 5th to local businesses. If the pigs arrive at your business, someone has made a donation for that to happen. Businesses who are blessed with the pigs are then encouraged to make a donation to send them to another business. To schedule a “Pass the Pigs” email krahna@santiam.org.

Chemistry is Awesome!!! Party–Corvallis–OSU–June 7th

The pubilc is invited to join in the party to prove that chemistry isn’t hard and boring.  The OSU Dept. of Chemistry is throwing a chemistry Party Wednesday June 7th from 5 to 7 pm with crafts, food, demos, games, raffles, prizes, hands on demos giving various chemical reactions and displays of current departmental  research to peruse.  A prize wheel loaded with swag.

LBCC Choir concert–June 8th

The Linn-Benton Community College award-winning choirs will perform their spring concert “Horizons” Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. LBCC Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will perform a variety of works including Gabriel’s Oboe from the movie “The Mission,” How Can I Keep from Singing, Earth Song, and Cell’s Planets. Vocal a cappella ensembles Blue Light Special and The Sirens will perform a wide variety of popular favorites including Greedy, Water, 24K Magic, and Death of a Bachelor. Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students, seniors and veterans. Purchase online at www.linnbenton.edu/tickets or at the theater box office one hour prior to performance. For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, call 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Vets Helping Vets dinner/dance–June 9th–Albany

Vets Helping Vets, HQ is  having a dinner dance on June 9, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the American Legion, Post #10 in Albany.Dinner will include a Texas Style Brisket, Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad and rolls. There will be several auction items including two 3 day passes to the Oregon Jamboree, OSU football tickets, Gift certificates for Charter Fishing among several other items.After dinner, Scruggs and the Steel Benders, a Country and Southern Rock Band, will be providing the music.Tickets are on sale now by calling (541)791-4357.  Ticket Sales are limited so please call early to purchase your tickets or come to the American Legion, Post 10, 1215 Pacific Blvd, SE, in Albany to pick those up.   Prices are $40.00 for 2 tickets or $25.00 each at the door. Please come join us for dinner and dancing to the music of Scruggs and the Steel Benders.Vets Helping Vets, HQ is a non-profit organization that helps veterans receive the benefits they deserve by helping each Veteran compile a correct and complete claim to be filed with the Veterans Association so that they can receive the benefits they deserve.

Rummage Sale for Memorial Middle School students–Albany–June 10th

A rummage sale/garage sale will be held from 8 to 2 JUne 10th at the YMCA Warehouse parking lot.  Find treasures  and help support the 8th graders Washington D.C./New York Trip.

Barefoot Blue-jean Night–OSU–June 10th

Kick off the summer with an outdoor concert hosted by the Oregon State University Country Western Dance Club! Starting at 6pm in the SEC Plaza (on the OSU campus), there will be dancing, lawn games, and live music, featuring singer and songwriter Briana Renea. Concessions will be available, and the vendors will be announced on our Facebook page. There will also be door prizes and drawings for an OSU Country Western Dance Club shirt. Admission to the event is free but there is a suggested donation of $5. To keep up to date with all the event announcements, check out our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/692208177647989/

 

Vacation Bible School–Albany July 10th – 14th  

Eastside Christian Church is inviting you to join us for Camp Kilimanjaro Vacation Bible School July 10th – 14th from 9am – noon. Campers will hear from God’s Word, play games, make crafts, eat snacks and have fun! This is a free event for children ages preschool – 5th grade. Registration is open online at http://www.eastsidechristianchurch.com/ministries/vbs-2017/   Eastside Christian Church 1910 Grand Prairie Rd. SE Albany, OR   (541) 928-9349

BBQ Hoedown and Team Penning for Furniture Share–July 22nd

Furniture Share will be having our 8th Annual Team Penning, Texas Style BBQ & Hoedown & Auction on July 22nd, 2017 from 5pm-8pm to Raise Money for our Beds for Kids program. At Furniture Share we strive to provide tools for children to succeed in life and help end the cycle of poverty. We believe a bed is a crucial  tool in achieving this because children who have the ability to get a good night’s sleep are more  likely to do better in school, and complete their education thus helping them break the cycle of poverty. Come join us at the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo (502 S 13th St, Philomath, OR 97370)  for a fun night of live music, BBQ, silent and live auction, and a raffle all while helping support a great cause. Tickets to this event cost $20. To find out more about our organization visit our website http://furnitureshare.org/ or call us at (541)754-9511.

Rialee Roth fundraiser Family –Lebanon–June 24th
Fun Night at the Boys and Girls Club of Lebanon
Saturday June 24th at Lebanon Boys and Girls Club. 5pm – 9pm.
Taco bar dinner – $10/person or $20/family
Silent auction
Tickets will be available for purchase for activities including karaoke, cake walk, face painting.
Anyone interested in donating (silent auction items, volunteering) can contact Kristin Giddings at 541-401-4103. Rialee was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in MarchThe fundraiser will help Rialee’s parents focus on rialee during this time and not have to worry about finances.
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ALS Shootout golf tourney–Albany–August 12th

In honor and in memory of Kirk Hendrickson, and Mike Cunningham who both lost their lives to ALS the families of these two men are hosting the ALS Shootout Golf tournament sponsored by Coastal Farm and Ranch August 12th at the Golf Club of Oregon in Albany.   The tourney is a 5 person team scramble, but sign up as an individual, and they’ll find a team for you.  Prizes will be awarded for Par 3, closest to the pin, longest drive. Oregon barbecue will be providing lunch. Both Kirk and Mike dedicated many years to coaching individuals in our community. You can read more about each of them at www.alsshootout.org.   All proceeds will go directly to the ALS Association.  There are opportunities also for business sponsorship.

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.

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