Submitting a PSA?
Non profit events and fundraiser can be submitted by email to email@example.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
Food preservation hotline 800-354-7319
Take your canning questions and concerns to the experts. the Food Preservation hotline from Oregon State University Extension Service starts taking calls July 16.The toll-free hotline at 800-354-7319 runs until Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. When the hotline is closed, callers can leave a message. The hotline is staffed by certified Master Food Preserver volunteers in Lane and Douglas counties, but it’s available statewide. Most commonly, people ask about preserving salsa, tomatoes and tuna. There’s al an app, and an ask an expert online question and answer service.
Shoe Drive for Ellie Mae…Cystic Fibrosis Foundation–Albany
If you have extra shoes in your closet, you can donate them to the cystic fibrosis foundation Team Ellie Mae in honor of Ellie Mae, a young girl with cystic fibrosis in Albany. The:Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is conducting a shoe collection drive
through September 10th earning funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of
the donated goods. Those dollars will benefit people with Cystic Fibrosis. Anyone can help by donating
gently worn, used or new shoes. Contact Jamie Michels at 541-401-3634 firstname.lastname@example.org
AFS Student Exchange
AFS exchange student program is desperately seeking homes for exchange students. 7 students recently headed back to their native countries. For the upcoming school year, the program has struggled to find new host families. Currently, no AFS students will be coming to SAHS, or WAHS and no Lebanon students either. 4 students have been placed in Corvallis and will arrive in August. Corvallis schools have also offered AFS two additional spots. If you would be interested in welcoming an exchange student into your home, host families can be identified up until August 30th, but those students will not arrive until early September, after school begins. Cheryl Frey AFS Albany/Corvallis/Lebanon Chapter
email@example.com (541) 990-4115
Stand Down for Veterans event–Albany–September 20th
On September 20st 2018 is the fourth annual Veteran Stand Down at Linn Benton Community College at the main campus in Albany, OR. The Stand Down is a resource fair dedicated to helping Veterans, with an emphasis on homeless Veterans.
When: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Where: Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany 97321
Multiple organizations will be there to help with services like the following:
Disability or Social Security benefits
Employment services for veterans
Housing and utility assistance
Alcohol and drug treatment
Section 8 VASH Assistance
SSVF Housing Assistance
Free Transportation to Event: Linn and Benton County residents: ride the Linn County shuttle, the Linn Benton Loop, or Albany Transit. Inform the driver you are attending the Stand Down and they will provide a round trip ride.
Rescue Round Up for SafeHaven Humane Society–Sept 29
The biggest SafeHaven Fundraiser of the year includes a live and silent auction, A boot stompin’ good time with drinks and a BBQ dinner. The event willb e held at the Albany Boys and Girls Club. Tickets are $60 per person and are available online at www.safehavenhumane.org/roundup
Soroptimist Walk–Albany–Oct. 6th
Registration now open for Soroptimist Walk
The 2018 Soroptimist Walk for the Cause registration for teams and individual walkers or runners is open at
sialbany.org/walk. The Presenting Sponsor for the 23rd annual Walk is Samaritan Health Services.
The 5K will set off with a 9 am program at the steps of the Linn County Courthouse, Saturday October 6. “Sleep
In” registration is also available for those who prefer to watch the 5K from the sidelines.
Over the last 23 years of the Walk, Soroptimist International of Albany has raised more than $795,000 for the
detection and treatment of breast cancer and to provide support services for other diseases affecting women. All
of the proceeds from the Walk stay in Linn County and North Albany.
Race Grand Marshals “The Faces of Cancer” will lead the Walk through downtown Albany and down the Dave
Clark Trail and Water Avenue.
Online pre-registration is $35 for adults, and includes a Walk shirt.
A silent auction, light refreshments, and vendor booths will fill the streets in front of City Hall before, during and
after the Walk. Vendor applications are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Walk, registration, and to make a donation or sponsor a team, visit
sialbany.org/walk/, or email email@example.com.
Paws & Purrsonality – 13th Annual Fundraising Auction for Salem Friends of Felines
Salem Friends of Felines, a non-profit/no-kill cat shelter, is holding their 13th annual fundraising auction to raise awareness and support on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 5:00pm ’til 8:00pm at the Oregon State Fairgrounds Cascade Hall.
Your ticket includes a light dinner, 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 . You can also purchase your ticket at the Salem Friends of Felines’ shelter at 980 Commercial St, Salem Oregon and at the door the night of the event.
Salem Friends of Felines was founded in 2004. Its mission is to provide shelter services to homeless cats in Marion & Polk counties in order to reduce cat homelessness.
The organization has placed almost 14,000 kitties into loving homes! SFOF also issues low-cost spay/neuter certificates at their shelter to help the community.
Proceeds from this event are also used to cover costly medical care for ill and injured cats.
Please come out for a fun evening and help Salem friends of Felines save more kitties!
Additional sites and their addresses, dates and meal times can be found on the Salem-Keizer district website. To find meal sites, text “FOOD” to 877877 or call 1-866-348-6479 or visit www.Summerfoodoregon.org.
Annual Fundraiser for Tangent Rural Fire Dept. Volunteer Association.
Brown House Tour–October 27th- Stayton
will co-sponsor the second annual Stayton Ghost Tour and Chocolate Walk on
Saturday, October 27, 2018 between 5pm and 8:15pm. Starting at the Brown House
Event Center, tours will leave with groups of ten people every fifteen minutes. After a
brief history of the Brown House, the tour will proceed to several shops on Third
Avenue, accompanied by a “Victorian” costumed guide who will share history and
stories about Historic Downtown Stayton. Shops will be decorated, and participants are
encouraged to wear a costume. After hearing history about several buildings,
participants will receive chocolate treats from each of the stores on the route.
All tickets must be purchased online by going to www.brownhouse.org/ghost-tickets
Tickets will go on presale between October 1 and 17 for $15 each. Between October 18
and 25 tickets will be $20 each. No ticket sales after October 25th.
For additional information, check our websites at www.brownhouse.org or
www.downtownstayton.org , call 503-769-8860, send us an email at
firstname.lastname@example.org , or see www.facebook.com/brownhousestaytonoregon or
Enjoy live music, prize drawings and more!
Tickets are $25 and include a tour with the owner and distiller of 4 Spirits Distillery, authentic military food and a commemorative bracelet. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended as space is limited.Toast our troops will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
Tickets can be purchaesd at samhealth.org/Veterans
All proceeds will benefit the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation’s Samaritan Veterans Outreach fund which provides services for+ veterans in the mid-Willamette Valley and coast. To learn more about Samaritan Veterans Outreach, visit samhealth.org/Veterans.
Last week’s pet of the week, Kira found a forever home!!!