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




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, Mehama. Repeats Wednesday, Friday. $3 donation suggested. Ginger, 503-769-7995.

Santiam Canyon Community Chorus – 7 p.m., Stewart’s Hall, 158 SW Broadway, Mill City. All singers welcome. Jo Ann Hebing, 503-859-2502


Storytime – 9:30 a.m., Scio Public Library, 38957 NW First Ave. 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

Walking Group – 10:30 – 11 a.m., SOCC, 280 N Santiam Blvd., Mill City. Exercise, meet with friends. Coffee and snacks. Repeats Saturday. 503-332-5676

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

J.A.M Time – 3:20 – 4:30 p.m., Mill City Presbyterian Church, 236 SW Broadway. Children sing, hear bible stories, watch and take part in skits. To attend, contact Mill City Elementary, 503-897-2368.

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


Wellness Van – 11758 SE Sublimity Road, Sublimity. Free mental health, substance abuse screenings. Appt: 503-769-2175 ext. 8414.

Jefferson Food Pantry – 3 – 6 p.m., 310 N Second St., Jefferson. Serves communities of Scio and Crabtree. No ID necessary. 503-779-9807

Awana Club – 6 – 7:45 p.m., Canyon Bible Fellowship, 446 Cedar St., Lyons. Program reaches out to boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ while training them to serve. Grades 3 – 5. Free. Starts Sept. 13. 503-897-2716

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

Pinochle – 1 – 4 p.m., Canyon Service Center, 844 S First St., Mill City. For those 50 and older. [email protected], 503-302-7420

Oaks Canyon Youth – 5 – 7:45 p.m., Old School Community & Youth Center, 22057 SE Emma St., Lyons. Worship, games, quizzing, fellowship. Free dinner.

Alcoholics Anonymous – 6 p.m., SOCC, 280 NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City. 971-332-5676


Friday, Dec. 1

‘Best Gift Ever’ Christmas Party – 10 a.m. – noon, Canyon Service Center, 844 SW First Ave., Mill City. Children ages 5 – 12 are invited to a free Christmas party featuring music, activities, gifts, crafts, snacks and games. RSVP at or by calling Laura Allran, 503-409-6169.

Camp Taloali Holiday Bazaar – 1 – 7 p.m., Camp Taloali, 15934 SE North Santiam Hwy., Stayton. Homemade gifts, bake sale, local vendors and Santa. Free admission. Repeats 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Dec. 2.

Silverton Christmas Market – 5 – 9 p.m., Oregon Garden Resort, 895 W Main St., Silverton. Explore the authentic German Christmas Market for gifts. No tickets available at door. All admission and snowless tubing tickets must be purchased online at Runs through Dec. 31. Closed Dec. 24-25.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Ugly Sweater Run/Walk – 10 a.m., Santiam High, 300 SW Cedar St., Mill City. Kiddie Dash followed by 3.25-mile run/walk. Wear your favorite, ugly holiday sweater or festive costume. $20/adults. Children 18 and younger are free, but donations are welcome. Tickets at . Sponsored by Santiam Canyon School District PTO.

Art Mart – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Stewart’s Hall, 158 SW Broadway St., Mill City. Locally hand-crafted items and fine arts. Free admission. [email protected] or call 503-507-2941. 

Santiam Canyon Christmas Extravaganza – 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Santiam High, 300 SW Cedar St., Mill City. Holiday bazaar with silent auction, drawings. Young Life pictures with Santa for $5. Bake sale. 

Christmas Bazaar – 10:30 – 4:30 p.m., Mill City Christian Church, 1097 SW Fourth Ave. Features Italian sodas, treats, variety of homemade items. Benefits the church’s Children’s Ministry. 503-897-2716,

Christmas Storybook Land – 10:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Linn County Fairgrounds, 3700 E Knox Butte Road, Albany. Indoor/outdoor drive-through experience. Relive your favorite childhood nursery rhymes, fairy tales and family movies in a magical forest. Free; donations of non-perishable food items accepted. For hours of operation, visit

Stayton Holiday Craft Bazaar – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Stayton Middle School, 1021 Shaff Road. Handmade and direct marketing gifts. Suzy’s Taqueria and Baked and Loaded Potatoes food trucks. Fundraiser for youth groups in the Stayton/Sublimity communities. Information on Facebook at Stayton Holiday Craft Bazaar.

Snow Peak Beard Competition – 5 p.m., Snow Peak Brewing, 280 E Water St., Stayton. Categories include best under and over 4 inches, best mustache and best holiday decorated. Free. Audience votes. 503-767-2337

Mill City Tree Lighting – 5:30 p.m., Mill City City Hall, 444 S First Ave. Christmas caroling and lighting of the city’s Christmas tree. Hot cocoa served. All are welcome. 503-897-2302,

Lyons Christmas Tree Lighting – 6 – 8 p.m., Lyons Fire Station, 1114 Main St. Join for a night filled with lights, hot cocoa, holiday treats, Santa Claus and the Grinch. Tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. 503-859-2410,

Santa Visits Crabtree – Crabtree Fire Station, 37587 Crabtree Dr. Santa arrives by fire truck. Enjoy cookies, cocoa, cider and coffee while waiting to visit Santa. Free. 724-838-7734

Detroit Christmas Tree Lighting – 7 – 9 p.m., Detroit City Park, 105 S Patton Road. For more information, visit

Sunday, Dec. 3

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

Glad Tidings – 6 p.m., Mehama Community Church, 11336 Morris St., Mehama. Free community musical event to kick off the Christmas season. Sponsored by Canyon Bible Fellowship, Santiam Chapel, Mehama Community Church.

Monday, Dec. 4

Daughter of American Revolution – 10 a.m., Stayton United Methodist Church, 1450 SE Fern Ridge Road. Guest speaker Diana Maul presents “250th Anniversary: Boston Tea Party, December 16, 1773.” Tea tasting included. All are welcome. Holiday refreshments served. 503-689-6991

Santiam Artists Connection – Noon – 3 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. $5 donations suggested to support the community center. [email protected]

Preparing a Business Loan Application – 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., Detroit City Hall, 345 W Santiam Ave. Designed to help business owners prepare and apply for a business loan. Free. Register at Questions? Email [email protected] or call 503-399-5088.

Friends of the Scio Public Library – 4 p.m., Scio City Hall, 38957 NW First Ave. Agenda available. Open to public. 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

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Poinsettia Sale – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Visit the hospital lobby and pick up red, pink, white, bi-colored or burgundy 6.5-inch poinsettias and four-inch Christmas cactus for purchase. Proceeds benefit scholarships, and hospital and clinic needs. Repeats Dec. 7-8. Genny, 503-507-9450

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.

Mill City Fourth of July Committee – 7 p.m., Mill City City Hall, 444 S First Ave. Help plan the annual Fourth of July celebration. Open to public. 503-897-2302

Thursday, Dec. 7

Idanha-Detroit RFPD Board – 6 p.m., Idanha City Hall, 111 Highway 22, Idanha. Open to public. Zoom link: 503-854-3540

Christmas Concert – 6:30 p.m., Detroit Community Church, 200 Detroit Ave. Ron and Kathy Green share a mix of music from the well-loved classics and other Christmas songs with a southern and country gospel flair along with the Word. A love offering will be taken. Open to all.

North Santiam Historical Society – 7 p.m., Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, 132 E Sorbin St., Gates. The Santiam Canyon Community Chorus will perform a variety of sacred and secular songs. A sing-a-long of traditional favorites will follow. Open to public. Free. 

Friday, Dec. 8

Chanukah/Hanukkah Starts

Mill City Planning Commission – 8:30 a.m., Mill City City Hall, 444 S First Ave. Open to public. Agenda available.

ROCC-OUT to Storybook Land – noon – 4 p.m., Albany. Travel to Storybook Land with Recovery Outreach Community Center. Bus leaves from Santiam Outreach Community Center, 280 NE Santiam Blvd., Mill City. All ages and families welcome. Free. To sign up, email [email protected] or call 971-332-5676.


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