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




Pressure Canner Gauge Testing – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Santiam Community Gardens, 846 Fifth St., Lyons. Master Food Preserver will compare your gauge to a calibrated gauge from OSU Extension Service. Free. Every day except Tuesday and Thursday. 503-859-2517 for an appointment.

Santiam Canyon Tool Library – 9 a.m. – noon, 40070 Gates School Road, Gates. Borrow tools, equipment, instructional materials. Repeats Wednesday & Thursday. Inventory at

Stayton Community Food Bank – 9 a.m. – noon, 1210 Wilco Road. 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. Free meals for ages 1 – 18. Monday – Thursday.

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

Lyons 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. 


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 Thurs. RSVP: Vicki, 503-897-2204.

AA Meeting – 6 p.m., Idanha City Hall, 111 Highway 22. All welcome.


Wellness Van – 11758 SE Sublimity Road, Sublimity. Free mental health and substance abuse screenings for  anyone. By appointment. 503-769-2175 ext. 8414.

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 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 – 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. 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. Info: Scio Saturday Market on Facebook.


Friday, Aug. 11

Scio Community Garage Sales – All day. Garage sales throughout Scio. Repeats Aug. 12 – 13.

Chicken Fried Steak Dinner – 5:30 – 7 p.m., North Santiam Eagles Lodge, 640 SW Broadway, Mill City. Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner roll. $10/6 oz. $12/8 oz. 503-897-3100

ACT on Radio – 7 p.m., Spotlight Theater, 383 N Third Ave., Stayton. Spotlight Community Theater presents The Lone Ranger, an old-time radio recreation. Tickets are $10, and are available at or at the door. 503-420-9181

Lyons Movie Night – 8:30 p.m., Lyons Fire Department, 1114 Main St. Lyons Volunteer Fire Association presents Cars. Movie starts outside at 9 p.m. Bring chairs/blankets to sit on. 503-859-2410

Saturday, Aug. 12

Hart Strong Poker Run – 7:30 a.m., Hart Family Property, 9467 SE Stayton Road, Aumsville. All shapes and sizes of vehicles are welcome. Breakfast by the Spud Bus and coffee by Santiam Canyon VFW Post 5638. Rider out at 8:30 a.m. Lunch at El Vaquero BBQ in Jefferson. End location is back at the Hart property. Silent and live auctions. Buy-ins begin at $25. Register at

Flea Market – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 Fifth St., Lyons. Crafts, collectibles. Lunch available to go and limited seating. Free admission. 503-859-2161

SHS Class of 1978 Reunion – 4 – 10 p.m., Santiam Golf Club, 8724 SE Golf Club Road, Aumsville. Stayton High class of 1978 45th reunion. Contact: Laurel Russell, 541-977-5959, or Sue Hallam-Goodman, 503-930-9916.

Sunday, Aug. 13

Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour – 7 a.m., Linn County Fairgrounds, 3700 E Knox Butte Road, Albany. Explore rural roads in Linn County, and depending which option you choose, you’ll cross up to five historic covered bridges in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Ride options are 101, 85, 68, 44 and 23 miles. Sponsored by Mid-Valley Bicycle Club. Register at

St. Boniface All-School Reunion – Noon, Church Park, 375 E Main St., Sublimity. All St. Boniface students welcome. Food cart. Bring chairs. [email protected]

Stayton High All-Class Reunion – Noon – 5 p.m., Pioneer Park, 450 N Seventh Ave., Stayton. All students, faculty and staff from Stayton and Regis high schools are invited to attend. Event is a potluck, so bring a dish to share. $5 donation per person. RSVP on Facebook at “Stayton Union High School Class of 1978 Multi Class Picnic,” or email at [email protected].

Brown House Tour – Noon – 2 p.m., Brown House Event Center, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Tour the historic Charles and Martha Brown House. $5/person. Children under 18 are free. For a special reserved guided tour, call 503-769-8860.

Tuesday, Aug. 15

SJSHS Registration Days – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Santiam Jr/Sr High, 300 SW Cedar St., Mill City. Registration for sixth through 12th graders. Check your schedule and locker assignments, pay fees, register for sports and get necessary paperwork. Repeats noon – 8 p.m., Aug. 16.

Alzheimer’s Education – 1 – 2 p.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. To register, call 800-272-3900 or visit

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

Thursday, Aug. 17

Mari-Linn PTA Garage Sale – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Mari-Linn School, 641 Fifth St., Lyons. All proceeds benefit students and teachers. Repeats Aug. 18-19.

Squishtivities! – 12:45 p.m., Santiam High, 300 SW Cedar St., Mill City. Build a giant bubble wand, use bubble solution and play away. Sponsored by Strengthening Rural Families, the program is created for adults and their children to promote problem-solving, fine motor skills, caregiver/child relationships and creativity. Free. No registration required. Daniela, 503-593-3523,

NSSD Board – 6 p.m., District Office, 1155 N First Ave., Stayton. Board meeting for North Santiam School District. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-769-6924,

Friday, Aug. 18

Doris’s Place Playgroups – 10 – 11:30 a.m., Mill City Presbyterian Church, 236 SW Broadway. Free opportunity to spend time with your children, socialize with other families and build support within your community. No registration needed. 503-769-1120

Pizza Night – 5:30 p.m. North Santiam Eagles Lodge, 640 SW Broadway, Mill City. Pepperoni, Hawaiian or combination pizza with salad bar. $8. Extra slice $2. Until sold out. 503-897-3100


Saturday, Aug. 19

Lyons City-wide Garage Sales – All day. To register a sale and have it listed on the map, contact Lyons City Hall by Aug. 15. Garage sale permits are not required. 503-859-2167, [email protected]

Dog Daze – All day. Yard sales throughout Mill City. Maps will be available at local businesses and sales. Sign up to have a sale placed on the map before Monday, Aug. 14. Forms are available at City Hall; $2 individuals, $5 businesses and civic groups. 503-897-2302

Lyons Firefighters Car Show – 9 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Lyons Fire Department, 1114 Main St. 18th annual car show with bake sale, bazaar booths, 50/50 drawing, Fastest Fireman contest. To register for car show or to be a vendor, visit 503-859-2410

Sunday, Aug. 20

Free Barbecue & Baptism Service – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Kimmel Park, Mill City. Worship music, message, barbecue and baptism with Liberty Fellowship. Games, crafts, prizes for kids. Bring a lawn chair and side dish to share. Pastor David, 503-930-7164.

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