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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 and instructional materials. Repeats Wednesday and Thursday. Sign up and view 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 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.

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

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


Wellness Van – 11758 SE Sublimity Road, Sublimity. In partnership with Marion County, free mental health and substance abuse screenings for  anyone. Appt: 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. 25

Chicken Dinner – 5:30 p.m., North Santiam Eagles, 640 SW Broadway, Mill City. Chicken, potatoes, roll, dinner salad. 503-897-3100

Scio Football Jamboree – 6 p.m., Scio High, 38875 NW First Ave. Football, food trucks, concession stand.

Saturday, Aug. 26

Pancake Breakfast – 8 – 10 a.m., Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 Fifth St., Lyons. Eggs, ham, biscuits & gravy, pancakes, coffee, OJ. $6. 503-859-2161

Joseph´s Storehouse of Hope – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Mari-Linn School, 641 Fifth St., Lyons. Food boxes. 503-881-9846

Sunday, Aug. 27

Clothing Giveaway – Noon – 3 p.m., Marion Church of God (Seventh Day), 7478 SE Stayton Road. Fill a bag with clothes. Sizes range from 5T to adult plus sizes. Bag will be provided. Child must be present. 503-769-6636, [email protected]

Monday, Aug. 28

Lyons Fire District Board – 7 p.m., Lyons Fire Station, 1114 Main St. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-859-2410,

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Car Seat Checkup – 3 – 6 p.m., Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Child passenger safety technicians will check your child’s seat for correct installation, recalls and damage, and best fit for weight, height and age. The car seat assistance program may be able to help parents purchase a low-cost car seat or booster. For an appointment, call 971-707-0472

Scio vs Monroe Volleyball – 4 p.m., Scio High, 38875 NW First Ave.

Scio vs Santiam Volleyball – 7 p.m., Scio High, 38875 NW First Ave.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Mari-Linn Open House – 5:30 p.m., Mari-Linn School, 641 Fifth St., Lyons. PTA hosts at dinner followed by classroom opening at 6:15 p.m. Bring student supplies if you wish. Also visiting is Lyons Rural Fire Department and Mid Columbia Bus Company. 503-859-2154

Friday, Sept. 1

Scio vs Rainier Football – 7 p.m., Scio High, 38875 NW First Ave.


Sunday, Sept. 3

Stitch Away Stress – 1 – 4 p.m., Stewart’s Hall, 158 SW Broadway, Mill City. Join for knitting, crocheting, spinning, plastic canvas, embroidery and more. Bring a project, and enjoy an afternoon of conversation and company. No registration required. Ice and hot tea, and water available. Sue, [email protected]

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Home School Day – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. For home school students age 5 to 12. 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]


Saturday, Sept. 9

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, beer garden. 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

Thursday, Sept. 14

Linn-Benton Veterans’ Stand Down – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Albany Eagles, 127 NW Broadalbin St. Resources event for veterans and families. Potential services offered include disability and social security benefits, employment services, housing and utility assistance, alcohol and drug treatment, VA medical benefits, VASH/Section 8 assistance, SSVF housing assistance, medical resources, dental and medica vans. Food, drink served. 

Saturday, Sept. 16

KYAC Concert Series – 7 p.m., Stewart’s Hall, 158 SW Broadway St., Mill City. Tom May and Donny Wright perform. Beer and wine served. Advance general admission is $20; at door $25. Tickets available

Sunday, Sept. 17

Scio Booster Golf Tournament – 7 a.m., Mallard Creek Golf Course, 31966 Bellinger Scale Road, Lebanon. Scio Loggers Booster Club fundraiser presented by Linn Benton Tractor. Price includes 18 holes of golf, cart, bucket of range balls, barbecue lunch, drawings. $400/team of four. $100/player. To register, contact Wendy at [email protected], 503-302-8772.

Art Mart – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Stewart’s Hall, 158 SW Broadway St., Mill City. Local created arts and crafts projects. 10×10 vendor space is $20. Sponsored by Santiam Hearts to Arts. Vendor application: [email protected], 503-507-2941.


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