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

 

9th Annual Tomato & Salsa Fest benefiting Lebanon Soup Kitchen – Sept 9th

9th Annual Tomato & Salsa Fest, Saturday September 9th, 11am to 4pm at Timeless Gardens Nursery 33527 Brewster Road, Lebanon timeless-gardens.com/Events.html. FREE ATTENDANCE AND FREE PARKING. Do you have a favorite salsa? One that your friends and family rave about? Bring $4 and a quart (minimum) of your salsa to enter our Tasting contest. Enter your Salsa by 10:30am the day of the Salsa Fest and you could win a cash prize and bragging rights. 3 Categories: Best all around, Hottest (that you can still eat) & Most Unusual. Master Gardener Lisa Almarode will be back again at the tomato tasting Table this year with several different types of tomatoes, along with tons of information. Master Gardeners will have a booth to answer many of your Gardening questions. There will be hourly door prizes and The Largest Tomato Contest (free to enter) Raffle prizes and an end of the day Grand Prize (purchase required for grand prize) Includes a Romantic package from the Boulder Inn. There will also be samples of tomato foods, a Roasted Tomato Soup, Fried Green Tomatoes and Green Tomato Bunt Cake, A Tomato Recipe book with various tomato and salsa recipes available for purchase, 2 Carnival type games for kids of all ages and 2 Cooking Demonstrations. Timeless Gardens will have their flowers and plants on very special pricing, all proceeds will go to The Lebanon Soup Kitchen. Vendors on site include: The 4-C’s Candy Company, Myra’s Cookies, Spiritopia Liqueurs, Goat Milk Soap from Midnight Oil Farms, Linda’s Hats & More, Fused Glass By Debbie Scheele, Authentic Mexican Cheese from Ochoa’s Queseria of Albany and MORE! Come out for the FUN and figure out what tomatoes you will plant next spring!

 

3rd Annual Patriot Classic – Sept 10

The 3rd Annual Patriot Classic to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project is Sunday, September 10th at Spring Hill Golf Club.  7:30am Registration & Range opens, 8:30am Shotgun Start and 1:30pm Lunch & Awards.  Registration deadline Aug. 31st.  Fees: $135 for individuals, $540 for a 4 person team.  Mulligans $5 – limit 2 per player.  To register contact: Kim Fox 541-981-9980 or at 1sgfox@gmail.com.

 

Drive 4UR School – West Salem High School Choir Fundraiser – Sept 16

West Salem High School choir is raising money to go to Disneyland to perform in May 2018.  To raise money the choir students and their parents will be running the Drive 4UR School fundraiser on September 16th 9a-4p, in the West Salem High School parking lot.  Skyline Ford will be bringing 10 new cars by for people to test drive.  For each licensed driver 18 & over (one-per-household) who takes a car for a short test drive around the school parking lot, Skyline Ford will donate $20 to the choir.   Questions about this fundraiser, please contact Gary Halleen, gary@halleen.com.

 

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.

0regon Spirit Chorus Gears up for A’Cappella Events! – Sept 23

Willamette University in partnership with the Oregon Spirit Chorus is hosting two exciting events on Sept. 23rd, an A’Cappella Spirit show (7-9 pm) Smith Auditorium, and an A’Cappella Academy for high school, college students and choir directors during the day.  The evening show will feature the Oregon Spirit Chorus, Oregon SenateAires and two nationally renowned guest quartets: GQ and Filpside. Further the A’Cappella Academy Singers (high school and college students from the region) will make their first debut that evening. The MC will be Kris Pederson and there are many more surprises in store! You won’t want to miss this show!!  Tickets: VIP $25 ($30 at door), Gen’l $15 ($20 at door). Purchase at: www.oregonspirit.org

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

 

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.