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Stayton Community Food Bank – 9 a.m. – noon, 1210 Wilco Road. All Canyon residents served. Monday – Friday. 503-769-4088

Senior Meals – 11:30 a.m. Age 60 and older. Serves Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, Lyons, Marion, Mehama. Repeats Wednesday, Friday. $3 donation suggested. Ginger, 503-769-7995

Mill City Free Summer Lunch – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 265 SW Evergreen St., Mill City. Free meals for ages 1 – 18. Monday – Thursday

Scio Free Summer Meals – 11:30 a.m. – noon, Centennial Elementary, 38875 NW First Ave., Scio. Free meals for ages 1 – 18. Monday – Friday.

Free Summer Lunch – 11:30 – 12:30 a.m., Mari-Linn School, 641 Fifth St., Lyons. Sack lunches for youth younger than 18 years old. Meals must be eaten on site. No sign-up required.


Storytime – 9:30 a.m., Scio Public Library, 38957 NW First Ave. For children through age 5. 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

Meals on Wheels – noon, Presbyterian Church, 236 SW Broadway St., Mill City. $5 suggested donation. Repeats Thursday. RSVP: Vicki, 503-897-2204.

Bingo – 1 – 4 p.m., North Santiam Eagles Lodge, 640 SW Broadway St., Mill City. Open to public. Snacks available for puchase. 503-897-3100

Alcholics Anonymous – 6 p.m., Idanha City Hall, 111 Highway 22. All welcome.


Wellness Van – Santiam Medical Clinic, 280 S First Ave., Mill City. Free mental health and substance abuse treatment to anyone. By appointment. Josie, 503-650-8304

Dominoes – 1:30 p.m., Scio Senior Center, 38957 NW First Ave.

Jefferson Food Pantry – 3 – 6 p.m., 310 N Second St., Jefferson. Serves Scio and Crabtree. 503-779-9807

Alcoholics Anonymous –7 p.m., Gates Church of Christ, 40070 Gates School Road. Open discussion group.


North Santiam Gleaners – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., IOOF Hall, 38952 Highway 226, Scio. 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. Classic vehicles and coffee.

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

Alcoholics Anonynous – 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. Info: Scio Saturday Market on Facebook.


Friday, June 30

Bob’s Bitchen Birds – 5:30 – 7 p.m., North Santiam Eagles Lodge, 640 S Broadway St., Mill City. $12 for half chicken, $15 for whole chicken. Comes with baked beans, corn on the cob and roll. 503-897-3100

Party in the Park – 6 p.m., Detroit City Park, 105 S Patton Road. Detroit Lake Foundation event to raise funds of the 2024 fireworks show. Enjoy a concert featuring Lexi Tucker, beer garden, food trucks, yard games and more. Suggested donation is $10 per person. 

Saturday, July 1

Pancake Feed – 8 – 10:30 a.m., Detroit Civic Center, 345 Santiam Ave. The Idanha-Detroit Fire Department will be flipping cakes for this annual fundraiser. $10/regular plate. $8/first responders, veterans, seniors. $5/kids 5-11. Kids under 5 eat free.

Golf Cart Parade – Noon, Detroit City Park, 105 S Patton Road. Star & Stripes themed golf carts, bicycles, pets and people. $10 entry fee to be eligible for prizes. Lineup at 11:30 a.m. Register at

Games, Blues & Brews – 6 p.m., Detroit City Park, 105 S Patton Road. Live music with Toby Worthington and the Fabulous Bad Cats. Come for the music, stay for the fireworks. Beer garden. Food vendors.

Fireworks Over the Lake – Dusk. Hosted by DLRABA. Sponsored by Siegmund Excavation & Construction.

Sunday, July 2

Stitch Away Stress – 1 – 5 p.m., Stewart’s Hall, 158 SW Broadway, Mill City. Join the group for knitting, crocheting, spinning, plastic canvas, embroidery and more. Bring your project and enjoy and afternoon of conversation and good company. Water and tea available. No registration required. Contact Sue, [email protected], for information.

Monday, July 3

Santiam Artists Connection – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Old School Community Center, 22057 Emma St., Lyons. Artists gather to paint and draw. Each artist brings own supplies and projects. All levels welcome. Free; donations to Community Art Center accepted.

Fireworks in the Garden – 4 – 11:30 p.m., The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Live music, children’s entertainment, food, beer, wine, garden exploration and fireworks. Garden members and children 12 and under are free. $5/ages 13 and older. Tickets available at the gate or at

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, July 4

Independence Day

Lions Club Breakfast – 7 – 11 a.m., Santiam Jr./Sr. High, 300 SW Cedar St., Mill City. All-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, pork sausage, orange juice, coffee and milk. $6 per person.

Rick Posekany Memorial Run/Walk – 9 a.m., Santiam Jr./Sr. High Auditorium, 365 SW Evergreen St., Mill City. 3K and 5K runs. $10 youth 12 years of age and younger. $20 age 13 and older. $15 t-shirts. Registration available day-of event at 8 a.m. [email protected], 503-897-2302

Mill City Fourth of July Festival – all day, Kimmel Park, Mill City. Browse vendors. 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Horseshoe tournament. Food & beverages. Beer garden. Live music by Garage Bank Blues 7 – 10 p.m. [email protected], 503-897-2302

Grand Parade – Noon, Mill City. Parade runs from Kimmel Park along SE Fairview to S First Avenue onto SW Broadway and ends at the intersection of Lyons-Mill City Drive and SW 11th Avenue. No registration fee. Registration available day-of event. [email protected], 503-897-2302

Mill City Fireworks – dusk, Kimmel Park, Mill City. Donations accepted.

Community Barbecue – 6 p.m., Scio Christian Church, 38955 NW Second Ave. Free barbecue of burgers, hot dogs and side dishes. All are welcome. Stay for the fireworks. 503-394-2810

Wednesday, July 5

Caregiver Connection – 1 – 2 p.m., Zoom. Free educational support group for unpaid family caregivers caring for a loved one 60 years of age or older, or caring for a person living with dementia. For Zoom invite and register, call 503-304-3432.

Thursday, July 6

Marion County Fair – 10 a.m., Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 NE 17th Ave., Salem. Runs July 6 – 9. For times, admission costs and events, visit

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

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