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

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.

Covid-19 Vaccinations – 2 – 5 p.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. First and second pediatric vaccines as well as pediatric boosters for children ages 5 – 11. Moderna vaccine available for pediatric patients who are 6 months to 5 years old. First and second adult vaccines as well adult boosters. Mon – Fri. Schedule an appointment at

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


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 –
10:15- 11:45 a.m., IOOF Hall, 38952 Highway 226, Scio. Set up 8 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. Visit Scio Saturday Market on Facebook.


Friday, Aug. 26

SES Work Party – 9 a.m. – noon, Santiam Elementary, 450 SW Evergreen St., Mill City. Help spread bark dust, update parts on playground equipment, move and anchor play structures, and general preparations to make sure the campus is ready for students. Refreshments and snacks.

Teen Game Day – 1 p.m., Santiam Outreach Community Center, 280 NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Youth age 12 and older are welcome for games, snacks, competitions. Back to school event with backpacks & supplies and cake and ice cream. Hosted by HOME Youth Services.

Movies at the Station – dusk, Lyons Fire Station, 1114 Main St. Come watch “The Sandlot” outside at the station. Fire station personnel provides boxes for children to decorate and sit in during the movie. Boxes are limited and are given out on a fist come first served basis. Adults should bring blankets or chairs. No public restrooms available. 503-859-2410

Saturday, Aug. 27

Pancake Breakfast – 8 – 10 a.m., Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 Fifth St., Lyons. $6 a plate. 503-859-2161

Preserving Together – 9 a.m. – noon, Santiam Community Garden, 848 Fifth St., Lyons. Tomatoes will be canned, salsa, juice, just-cooked sauces, ketchup. Donated jars, canners and supplies are provided. Reserve a cooking spot at [email protected] or 503-859-2517

Hot August Nights – 5:30 p.m., North Santiam Eagles Lodge,
640 SW Broadway, Mill City.
School supply and participation scholarship fundraiser. Dinner served until 7 p.m. Barbecue pork, salad, corn, baked beans. $12 adults, $6 children 8 and under. Oral and silent auction, drawings. Live music 8 – 11 p.m. by the Renee Hill Band. Car show registration from 9 – 11 a.m. Judging and awards from 3 – 4 p.m. More information on Facebook @NorthSantiamEagles3384.

Sunday, Aug. 28

Back-to-School Clothing Giveaway – noon – 3 p.m., Marion Church of God (Seventh Day), 7478 SE Stayton Road. Bring your school-age children and fill a bag with clothes. Clothing sizes range from 5T to adult plus. New underwear and socks will be available while supplies last.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

FIDO Pet Food Bank – 10 a.m. – noon, Mill City and Gates Community Center Food Pantry, 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.

Scio vs Monroe Volleyball – 4 p.m., Scio High, 38880 N Main St.

Scio vs Santiam Volleyball – 7 p.m., Scio High, 38880 N Main St.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Centennial Elementary Open House – 5 – 7 p.m., Centennial Elementary, 38875 NW First Ave., Scio. Meet teachers, tour classrooms and drop off supplies. Scio Parent Club will be there with the welcome back prize wheel and information on the club. Kona Ice will have a treat for each Centennial student. 503-394-3265

Santiam Awakening – 6:30 p.m., Lyons City Park, 449 Fifth St. Music, prayer, fellowship, encouragement. Everyone welcome. Sponsored by Canyon Bible Fellowship, Mehama Community Church, Santiam Chapel.

Thursday, Sept. 1

Sports Physicals – 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.

Stayton vs Elmira Volleyball – 6 p.m., Stayton High, 757 W Locust St.

Friday, Sept. 2

Stayton vs Elmira Football – 7 p.m., Stayton High, 757 W Locust St.


Wednesday, Sept. 7

Home School Day – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Hands-on, self-paced learning stations throughout the Garden. Adults $12, $9 students age 12 – 17, $6 children age 5 – 11. Rikki Heath, 503-799-4792, [email protected]

Friday, Sept. 9

Sublimity Harvest Festival – 5 p.m., Sublimity Harvest Festival Grounds, 11880 SE Sublimity Road. Truck, tractor, monster truck competition. Repeats Sept. 10-11. For complete list of events, daily admission, see


Saturday, Sept. 10

Bridges, Bike & Brews – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Linn County Lamb & Wool Fairgrounds, 38999 NE First Ave., Scio. Covered bridge biking event, guided van tours, live music, food trucks, local breweries and more. Sponsored by Scio Event Center Organization to raise funds for a new Fairgrounds and Event Center to be built in or near Scio. For a schedule of events and to register, visit

Monday, Sept. 12

Red Cross Blood Drive – 1 – 6 p.m., Scio Baptist Church, 38969 NW Third St. Appointments needed by visiting


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