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 the location of their residence. Mon. – Fri. 503-769-4088

Scio Free Summer Lunch – 11 a.m. – noon, Centennial Elementary, 38875 NW First Ave., Scio. Free summer lunch for children age 1 to 18. Runs Monday – Friday through Aug. 19.

Mill City 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. Moderna vaccine for pediatric patients 6 months to 5 years old. Free. Mon – Fri. Drop in or schedule an appointment at

Community Yoga – 7 p.m., St. Patrick 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. 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.

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., SOCC, 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. For more information, visit Scio Saturday Market on Facebook.


Saturday, July 30

Stro’s Car Show – 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunrise Park, 542 NE Berry St., Sublimity. All makes, model, years of special interest vehicles welcome. $20 day-of. Spectators free. Fundraiser for Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Scholarship. 503-930-8976,

Santiam SummerFest – 10 a.m. –
4 p.m., Third Avenue, Stayton. Street fair in downtown Stayton with arts & crafts, business, games & sports, Family Fun Zone, big boys toys,
food, brews and live entertainment. 503-769-3464,

“Elemental” – 6 p.m., Santiam Jr./Sr. High, 300 SW Cedar St., Mill City. “Elemental” takes viewers on a journey with top experts in the nation to better understand fire. It is a deep investigation of wildfire in a hotter, drier, and more crowded world, and includes the 2020 wildfires that burned in Santiam Canyon. Free admission. Presented by the city of Gates, local residents, business owners.

Monday, Aug. 1

Scio Friends of the Library – 4 p.m., Scio City Hall, 38957 NW First Ave. Open to all. Dues $20 per year, $100 lifetime. 503-394-3342

North Santiam Sewer Authority –
6 – 8 p.m. Zoom. Regional wastewater development for the cities of Detroit, Gates, Idanha, Mill City. Direct
stakeholders are welcome to attend. For Zoom link, visit

Tuesday, Aug. 2

SOCC Anniversary & National Night Out – 5 – 7 p.m., SOCC,
280 NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Celebrate Santiam Outreach Community Center’s 3rd anniverary and National Night Out with hot dogs, baked beans, chips, root beer floats and games. Free. 971-332-5676

Scio National Night Out – 6 – 8 p.m., Linn County Lamb & Wool Fairgrounds, Scio. Hamburgers, hot dogs and chips served by Scio City Council members. Watermelon. Water
provided by Scio Cares. Information booths and materials. Music. Games for kids. Free.

Lyons National Night Out –
6 – 8:30 p.m., Lyons Fire Department, 1114 Main St. Free hot dog barbecue with chips. Meet local firefighters, police officers. View apparatus.

Gates National Night Out – 6 p.m., Gates Fire Department, 140 E Sorbin St. Free hot dogs and hamburgers. 503-897-2929

Wednesday, Aug. 3

Scio Summer Reading Fun – Noon, Scio Public Library, 38957 NW First Ave. Flowers & Pollinators. Open to all. 503-394-3342

Idanha-Detroit RFPD Board –
6 p.m., Idanha City Hall, 111 Highway 22, Idanha. Open to public.

North Santiam Historical Society –
7 p.m., Gates Fire Hall, 140 E Sorbin St. Open to public. Frances,

Thursday, Aug. 4

Lyons Summer Reading Fun –
3 p.m., Lyons City Park, 449 Fifth St. All programs are free and open to the public. Today: Scavenger Hunt (dress as a superhero). 503-859-2366,

Friday, Aug. 5

Home Davenport Community Festival – 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. Arts, crafts, food, music, parade, car show, fun run, Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, Davenport races. Free admission. Repeats 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Aug. 6, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Aug. 7. For a complete list of events, visit

River City Music & Art Jamboree – Noon – 10 p.m., Kimmel Park, Mill City. Celebrate Santiam Canyon with artists, musicians. Beer garden. Silent and oral auction. Artists, craft vendors, food. Repeats 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Aug. 6. Free admission. Sponsored by North Santiam Chamber of Commerce and Santiam Hearts to Arts. 

Teen Game Day – 1 p.m., SOCC, 280 NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Youth age 12 and older are welcome for games, snacks, competitions. Today: Water fighter and popsicles. Aug. 19: TBD. Aug. 26: Back to school event with backpacks & supplies and cake and ice cream. Hosted by HOME Youth Services.


Saturday, Aug. 6

River City Music & Art Jamboree – 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Kimmel Park, Mill City. Celebrate the Santiam Canyon with artists and musicians. Beer garden. Silent and oral auction. Artists, craft vendors, food. 

Coming Home Benefit Concert – 7 p.m., Detroit City Park, 105 S Patton Road. Scotty Alexander comes back to Detroit to entertain with his fiddle, guitar, banjo and bass as a fundraiser to improve Detroit City Park. Beer garden and food trucks. 

Sunday, Aug. 7

Free Pancake Breakfast – 8 – 11 a.m., North Santiam Eagles, 640 S Broadway St., Mill City. All-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast with milk and orange juice. Bloody Mary specials. 503-897-3100.

Coming Soon

Thursday, Aug. 11

4 – 6 p.m., Santiam Medical Clinic, 280 S First Ave., Mill City. $10 sports physicals for middle and high school students hosted by Santiam Hospital & Clinics. Cash or check only. Repeats Sept. 1.


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