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Stayton Community Food Bank – 9 a.m. – noon, 1210 Wilco Road. Those who are in need are served regardless of the location of their residence. Mon. – Fri. 503-769-4088

Free Summer Lunch – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 265 SW Evergreen St., Mill City. Free summer lunch for children age 1 to 18. Runs Monday – Thursday. Free. 

Free Covid-19 Testing – 2 – 6 p.m., Ditter’s Square, 134 W Main St., Sublimity. No physician’s order required. Pre-register at, 503-769-3230. Appointments are required by visiting Repeats 2 – 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Walk-In Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic – 2 – 5 p.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Adult and children age 5 and older vaccines and boosters available. Moderna vaccine is available for pediatric patients who are 6 months to 5 years old. Free. Drop in or schedule an appointment at

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

Santiam Canyon Community Chorus – 7 – 8:30 p.m., Stewart’s Hall, 158 SW Broadway, Mill City. Vaccinations required. Jo Ann, 503-859-2502.


Storytime – 9 a.m., Scio Public Library, 38957 NW First Ave. Stories, songs and crafts. For children through age 5. Free. 503-394-3342

Mill City and Gates Community Center Food Pantry – 10 a.m. – noon, 258 SW Cedar St. Open every Tuesday. 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. Carmen, 503-897-2204


ARCHES – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Santiam Outreach Community Center, 280 NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Help with rent, utilities, moving costs, post wildfire recovery resources. Runs Wed. – Sat. 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 8 a.m. Distribution 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


Cars & Coffee – 8 a.m., Covered Bridge Cafe, 510 N Third Ave., Stayton. Bring your classic vehicles for coffee, breakfast.

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

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


Scio Saturday Market – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Scio Lamb & Wool Fairgrounds, 38764 N Ash St. Local fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, food trucks, prepared food, plants. Free admission. For more information, visit Scio Saturday Market on Facebook.


Friday, June 24

POW-MIA Memorial Ride – 10:45, Sublimity. The Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association will stop in Sublimity for fuel and lunch. Citizens can line South Center Street to wave their American flags as the group comes in from Highway 22. The group will proceed to Church Park to honor the Oregon POW/MIA families and local veterans. Flags are available at Sublimity City Hall while supplies last. 

Saturday, June 25

Debris Cleanup – 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Santiam Canyon Long Term Recovery Group debris cleanup day to assist a wildfire survivor. Signup at The address will be emailed after signup. 

Detroit & Idanha City-wide Cleanup – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lot next to Idahna Store. Yard debris disposal is free for one load; $25 per load with standard-size pickup or small trailer. Dispose of appliances, tires, car batteries, furniture, computers, TVs, mattresses and box springs for a fee. Bring correct amount of cash. Checks accepted. No liquired, toxic substances, hazardous materials, infectious waste.

Scio Historical Society Open – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Scio Historical Museum, 39004 NE First Ave. Museum is open to the public to view the history of Scio and the surrounding countryside. Free. 503-394-2199

Community Safety Day – 11 a.m.  – 3 p.m., Mari-Linn School, 641 Fifth St., Lyons. Get water, bike, car seat safety information. Explore fire trucks. Sponsored by Fostering Hope Initiative. If you are interested in having your organization join, call 503-983-5035.

Tuesday, June 28

FIDO Pet Food Bank – Mill City and Gates Community Center Food Pantry, 10 a.m. – noon, Mill City 258 SW Cedar St., Mill City. Dog, cat, small animals, rabbit and bird food available for those needing financial assistance to keep their pets. Call 503-655-FOOD for more information and to RSVP.

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

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

Thursday, June 30

Reptile Man – 3 p.m., Lyons City Park, 449 Fifth St. Lyons Public Library summer reading event featuring live reptiles. Free. Dress code is camper. 503-859-2366

Friday, July 1

Brews, Band & BBQ – 3 – 11 p.m., Detroit City Park, 105 S Patton Road. Fundraiser for Fireworks over the Lake. Suggested donation of $10 per person. Band and live auction begin at 5 p.m. To sign up and learn more about Fireworks over the Lake events and activities, visit


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