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




Stayton Community Food Bank – 9 a.m. – noon, 1210 Wilco Road. SCFB is the nearest operational food bank to the Santiam Canyon fires. Those who are in need are served regardless of the location of their residence. Monday – Friday. 503-769-4088

Free COVID-19 Testing – 2 – 6 p.m., Foothills Church, 975 Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. No phusician’s order required. Pre-register at, 503-769-3230. Appointments at Repeats 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Free COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Clinic – noon – 7 p.m., Oregon State Fairgrounds Pavilion, 2330 NE 17th Ave., Salem. PCR testing and all three vaccines available, including booster and pediatric doses. Walk-in only. Free. Repeats Mon. – Fri., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday.

Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic – Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Adult and children age 5+ vaccines available. Free. Appointments:

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 month. Repeats 6 – 8 p.m. Thursdays. 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 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.  503-394-2147

Point Man Ministries – 6 p.m., Canyon Bible Fellowship, 446 Cedar St., Lyons. Veterans support organization. 503-859-2627

Griefshare – 6 – 8 p.m., Foothills Church, 975 SE Fern Ridge Road, Stayton. Free support group open to everyone navigating through grief. Sign up at or contact Christy Anspach at 406-431-8256. Runs through May 5.


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.

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.


Friday, Feb. 11

Santiam vs Sheridan Basketball – Girls 5:30 p.m., Boys 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 K students are welcome to attend. Free. 503-769-2718

Valentine Wine Tasting – Noon – 4 p.m., The Shabby Shed, 493 S Center St., Sublimity. Colton Winery offers wine tasting while you shop for hand-painted, restyled furniture, home decorations, accessories and gift items. 971-354-8565

Line Dance Fundraiser – 7 – 10 p.m., ZCBJ Hall, 38704 N Main St., Scio. Live instructors using pre-recorded music. Fundraiser for Scio Wyldlife. Adults only. $10 per person. 

Sunday, Feb. 13

Brown House Tour – Noon – 2 p.m., Brown House Event Center, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Free. Open to public. 503-769-8860

Monday, Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day

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

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

Lyons Library Board – 7 p.m., Lyons Library, 279 Eighth St. 503-859-2366

Tuesday, Feb. 15

North Santiam Watershed Council – 6 p.m. Zoom. Open to public. For Zoom link, call 503-930-8202 or email [email protected].

Mill City Planning Commission – 6:30 p.m., Mill City City Hall, 444 S First Ave. Open to public. 503-897-3499,

Scio FFA Alumni – 6:30 p.m., Scio High, 38880 N Main St. Former FFA members, parents, community members, business owners are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, Feb. 16

Idanha-Detroit RFPD Board – 5 p.m., Idanha City Hall, 111 Highway 22. Open to public. 503-854-3540

Thursday, Feb. 17

COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Clinic, 3 – 6 p.m., Scio Fire District, 38975 SW Sixth Ave. – Pfizer and Moderna first, second and booster doses for adults and children 5 and older. Free. 503-394-3000

NSSD Board – 6 p.m., Stayton Elementary, 875 N Third Ave. Board meeting for North Santiam School District. Open to public. 503-769-6924,

Gates City Council – 7 p.m., Gates City Hall, 101 E Sorbin St. Open to public. 503-897-2669

Friday Feb. 18

Red Cross Blood Drive – 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Appointments needed by visiting


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