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, noon6 p.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. No phusician’s order required. To avoid wait times, pre-register at, 503-769-3230. 

Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic – Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Adult and children age 5 and older vaccines available. Free. Drop in or schedule an appointment at Monday – Friday.

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 – 6:308 p.m., Stayton United Methodist Church, 1450 Fern Ridge Road. Class free. Workbook $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 front 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


Saturday, Jan. 22

MCGRA Hoop Shoot – 10 – 11 a.m., Santiam Elementary, 450 SW Evergreen St., Mill City. Winter basketball camps directed by Mill City-Gates Recreation Association. 10 – 11 a.m. pre-k – first grade; 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. second – third grades; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. fourth – sixth grades (in the high school gym). Cost is $40 for six Saturdays. T-shirts are $10 extra. Registration is onsite the first day. Adult must be present. 503-854-7009

Santiam vs Gervais Girls Basketball – 1 p.m., Santiam High, 300 SW Cedar St., Mill City.

Santiam vs Gervais Boys Basketball – 2:30 p.m., Santiam High, 300 SW Cedar St., Mill City.

Monday, Jan. 24

COVID-19 Vaccincation Clinic – 4 – 6 p.m., Albany Police Station, 2600 SW Pacific Blvd.. First, second, booster doses of Moderna, Pfizer and J&J available.Adults,children age 12 and older. No appointment necessary..

Tuesday, Jan. 25

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

Santiam Canyon PTO – 6:30 p.m., Santiam Elementary Multipurpose Room, 450 SW Evergreen St., Mill City. Santiam Canyon School District Parent/Teacher Organization is in need of parent members. Those who are interested are welcome to attend and learn more. Jill Saari, [email protected]

Lyons City Council – 6:30 p.m., Lyons City Hall, 449 Fifth St. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-859-2167,

Scio vs Dayton Girls Basketball – 7:30 p.m., Scio High, 38880 N Main St., Scio.

Wednesday, Jan. 26

Scio League Wrestling – 6 p.m., Scio High, 38880 N Main St. Scio vs Creswell, Pleasant Hill, Sutherlin.

Friday, Jan. 28

Scio vs Amity Girls Basketball – 5:30 p.m., Scio High, 38880 N Main St., Scio.


Tuesday, Jan. 31

Santiam vs Kennedy Girls Basketball – 5:30 p.m., Santiam High, 300 SW Cedar St., Mill City.

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

Santiam vs Kennedy Boys Basketball – 7 p.m., Santiam High, 300 SW Cedar St., Mill City.


Saturday, Feb. 12

Regis St. Mary Open House – 10 a.m. – noon, St. Mary Campus, 1066 N Sixth Ave., Stayton. All prospective Pre-K and kindergarten students are welcome to attend to explore the facilities and talk with teachers and staff. Free. 503-769-2718

Saturday, Feb. 19

Flea Market – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 Fifth St., Lyons. Crafts, collectibles. Lunch available to go and limited seating. If mandated, masks will be required. Free admission, parking. 503-859-2161

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