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

Puppet shows in the park–Brownsville

Free performances of Dogs to the Rescue, a puppet show in which dogs train humans to stop climate pollution.  Group howls, flying fur, recycled oldies tunes and more as the audience helps man’s best friends save the planet. Fun for kids 3 years and up and their grownups. Unaccompanied adults welcome as well. Bring chairs or a blanket for the park shows.

July 16 Brownsville Pioneer Park 7 pm
July 17 Lebanon Century Park 7 pm
July 18  Philomath Marys River Grange 7 pm

Edible Garden Tour–Lebanon–July 15th

Lebanon’s first Edible Front Yard and Community Garden Tour will take place Saturday, July 15. from 10 am to 1 pm.
The tour will include six Lebanon gardens The community gardens are at Cascade Ridge apartments, on Reeves Parkway at Fifth St.; at the Lebanon Senior Center; and adjacent to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, at 3111 S. Main St. The home gardens belong to Daniel King, at West Rose and 2nd St.; Colleen Floro, at 472 East Vine; and Linda Ziedrich, at East Ash and Hiatt.
The three home gardens all employ the concept of edible landscaping, which means gardening for beauty as well as for delicious, healthful produce. The Garden of Eatin’, next to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, is the biggest garden on the tour. It provides a mix of raised and in-ground beds, available for rent by community members for only 20 dollars per year, water, compost, and mulch included. Maps will be available at the tour sites For more information about the Santiam Food Alliance, visit the website at santiamfood.org.

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.

All Albany Classes Reunion–July 25th–West Albany High School Cafeteria

The Albany Union Class of 1968 invites all graduates and classmates from Albany High School, Albany Union High, West Albany and South Albany who graduated before 1977 to the July 25th Reunion at 11 am in the West Albany High School cafeteria.  Admission is  $7 with lunch or $3 without.  The class of 1967 will be honored for their 50th anniversary.  For moreinformation, call 541-926-0466

Santiam Summerfest–July 29th–Stayton

Who: Open to the Public / Free Admission
What: 22nd Annual Santiam SummerFest presented by Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce with Title Sponsor NW Preferred Federal Credit Union
Where: Downtown Historic 3rd Ave, Stayton Oregon
When: Saturday, July 29th, 10AM – 6PM
Why: Good. Family. Fun.

Includes: 100+ Vendor Street Fair, Classic Car Show & Cruise Out in Pioneer Park, Art Show & Tours at the Historic Brown House, Corn Hole Tournament, Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Family Fun Zone, Food, Live Entertainment, and Beer Garden hosted by Rusty Truck Brewing, LLC.

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.

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.

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.