News for those who live, work and play in the Santiam Canyon




Stayton Community Food Bank – 9 a.m. – noon, 1210 Wilco Road. Those who are in need are served regardless of location of their residence. No one will be turned away. Monday – Friday. 503-769-4088

Free Covid-19 Testing, noon – 6 p.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. No physician’s order required. To avoid wait times, pre-register at labdash. net, 503-769-3230. Walk-ins will not be turned away.

Community Yoga – 7 p.m., St. Patrick’s Hall, 362 Seventh St., Lyons. Suggested donation $5 – 15. All levels welcome. Repeats Wednesday. Kathy, [email protected]


Mill City and Gates Community Center Food Pantry – 10 a.m. – noon, 258 SW Cedar St. Open every Tuesday except first Tuesday of the month. Repeats 6 – 8 p.m. Thurs. 503-897-4904

Mill City Senior Meals – noon, First Presbyterian Church, 236 W Broadway. Pick up lunch Tuesday or Thursday. Meals on Wheels available. 503-897-2204

ESL, GED, Citizenship Classes – 6:30 – 8 p.m., Stayton United Methodist Church, 1450 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. No cost for class. Workbook is $20. Runs through June. Repeats Thursdays. Mary, 503-779-7029.


ARCHES – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Santiam Outreach Community Center, 280 NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Get help with rent, utilities, moving costs, post wildfire recovery resources. Runs 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday. 503-971-5676

Jefferson Food Pantry – 3 – 6 p.m., 310 N Second St., Jefferson. Serves communities of Scio and Crabtree. No ID necessary. 503-779-9807

Alcoholic Anonymous – 7 p.m., Gates Church of Christ, 40070 Gates School Road. Open discussion group.


North Santiam Gleaners – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., IOOF Hall, 38952 Highway 226, Scio. Set up at 8 a.m. Food distribution at 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Enter through the front door, leave through the back door. 503-394-2147


Cars & Coffee – 9 a.m., Covered Bridge Cafe, 510 N Third Ave., Stayton. Bring your classic vehicles for coffee, breakfast and a cruise on country roads afterwards. Park on Marion Street. On Facebook @ StaytonCarsandCoffee.

Idanha and Detroit Community Food Pantry – 9 a.m. – noon., 397 Church St., Idanha. Information: 503-854-3030 and leave a message.

Alcoholics Anonymous – 6 p.m., Santiam Outreach Community Center, 280 NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City. 971-332-5676


Wildfire Survivor Support Group – 10 – 11 a.m., Santiam Outreach Community Center, 280 NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Coffee, conversation. Facilitated by trauma-informed, state certified traditional healthcare workers. 971-332-5676



Marion SWCD First Friday – 10 a.m. Zoom. Learn about Climate and How to Plant for the Future with Weston Miller, Oregon State Assistant Professor Department of Horticulture. Target audience is urban growers and folks with landscape interest in the yard setting. Register at 503-391-9927

COVID-19 Vaccincation Clinic – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Linn County Fairgrounds, 3700 E Knox Butte Road, Albany. First, second, booster doses of Moderna, Pfizer and J&J available.Adults,children age 12 and older. No appointment necessary. Repeats Jan. 10 – 14.


Lyons Friends of the Library – 9 a.m., Lyons Public Library, 279 Eighth St. 503-859-2366


Lyons Library Board – 9 a.m., Lyons Public Library, 279 Eighth St. 503-859-2366

Children’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic – 3 – 7 p.m., Albany Fire Station, 110 SE Sixth Ave. Pfizer first and second shots for ages 5 – 11. No appointments necessary.

Scio City Council – 6 p.m., Scio City Hall, 38957 NW First Ave. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-394-3342,

Lyons Fire District Board – 7 p.m., Lyons Fire Station, 1114 Main St. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-859-2410,


Marion County Commissioners’ Breakfast – 7:30 a.m., Covered Bridge Cafe, 510 N Third Ave., Stayton. Meet and talk with Marion County Commissioners. No decisions take place. Open to public.

Ancestry Detectives – 10 a.m. Zoom. Round-table discussion of genealogical research tools. Open to all. For Zoom invite, contact David Stewart, ancestrydetectives353@

Santiam vs Culver Boys Basketball – 5:30 p.m. boys, 7 p.m. girls, Santiam High, 300 SW Cedar St., Mill City.

Mill City City Council – 6:30 p.m., Mill City City Hall, 444 S First Ave. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-897-2302,


Caregiver Connection – 1 – 2:30 p.m. For family caregivers and/or unpaid family caregivers. Free. To register, contact Suzy, 503-304-3429, [email protected].

Santiam Canyon School Board – 5:30 p.m., Santiam Elementary, 450 SW Evergreen, Mill City. Open to public. 503-897-2321,


Scio vs Santiam Girls Basketball – 6 p.m., Scio High, 38880 N Main St.



Casino Night – 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., North Santiam Eagles, 640 SW Broadway, Mill City. Game play only tickets are $30/1 person, $50/2 people. High Roller package includes $400 funny money, 1 beverage and buffet per person. $40/1 person, $75/2 people. Tickets purchased before Jan. 9 receive an extra $50 funny money. Members and guests welcome. 21 and older. 503-897-3100


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