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

Group Fitness – 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., Canyon Service Center, 844 S First Ave., Mill City. Non-members welcome. Repeats Fri. Jim, 541-409-3096

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 friends. Coffee, snacks. Repeats Sat. 503-332-5676

Meals on Wheels – noon, Presbyterian Church, 236 SW Broadway St., Mill City. $5 suggested donation. Repeats Thurs. 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, skits. To attend, contact Santiam Elementary, 503-897-2368.

Youth Chess Club – 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Scio City Hall, 38957 NW First Ave. Chess Club for youth ages 10+. Learn to play. Jenny H., 503-510-9585

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. Grades 3 – 5. Free. 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 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 Ave., Mill City. 50 and older. Non-members welcome. [email protected], 541-409-3096

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, March 1

Canyon Integrity Kids – 10 a.m. – noon, Canyon Service Center, 844 SW First St., Mill City. Engaging children’s message, games, snacks, crafts. For kids age 5-12. Free. RVSP: Laura Allran, 503-409-6169.

SHS Theater Production – 7:30 p.m., Stayton High, 757 W Locust St. Stayton students perform “Mamma Mia!” Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students. Students w/ASB card are $3. The play contains mature language and themes. It is recommended for ages 12 and older. Repeats 7 p.m. March 2; 2 p.m. March 3. Tickets at or at door.

Saturday, March 2

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. For vendor’s application, email [email protected] or call 503-507-2941. 

Sunday, March 3

Fiber Group – 1 – 4 p.m., Stewart’s Hall, 158 SW Broadway, Mill City. Free group to socialize and work on any fiber craft – crocheters, knitters, felters, spinners, embroidery. No registration required. Coffee, tea provided. Sue, [email protected]

Monday, March 4

Daughters of the American Revolution – 10 a.m., Stayton United Methodist Church, 1450 SE Fern Ridge Road. Guest speaker Tracy Duerst of Oregon Women for Agriculture of Marion – Clackamas chapters will discuss women in today’s agriculture. Abigail Scott Duniway chapter will hold a meeting following the presentation. All welcome. 503-508-8246

Friends of Scio Library – 4 p.m., Scio City Hall, 38957 NW First Ave. Open to all. 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 welcome to attend. For Zoom link, visit

Living Well With Pain – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Canyon Service Center, 844 S First Ave., Mill City. Every Monday, sessions explore several pain coping practices that have the potential to help one better enjoy life despite a history of chronic pain. Donations accepted. Open to all adults. [email protected], 541-409-3096

Tuesday, March 5

Scio Library Advisory Committee – 6 p.m., Scio City Hall, 38957 NW First Ave. Open to public. 503-394-3342,

Wednesday, March 6

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, contact Julie Mendez, family caregiver support specialist at 503-304-3432 or [email protected]

Thursday, March 7

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

North Santiam Historical Society – 7 p.m., Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, 132 E Sorbin St., Gates. Open to public. Frances, 503-897-2816

Friday, March 8

Mill City Planning Commission – 8:30 a.m., Mill City City Hall, 444 S First Ave. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-897-2302


Saturday, March 9

Pancake Breakfast – 8 – 11 a.m., Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 Fifth St., Lyons. Fundraiser breakfast for the Mari-Linn Eighth-Grade Promotion After Party.

Grow Your Own Food – 10 a.m. – noon, Santiam Community Gardens, 846 Fifth St., Lyons. Learn about planning, growing food in raised bed. Garden space, seeds and tools provided. Free. For details or to pre-register, call or text 503-859-2517 or email [email protected].

Easy Make-up After 50 – 10 a.m. – noon, Canyon Service Center, 844 S First Ave., Mill City. Led by a skilled host, this event is meant to foster joy and self-confidence. Registration is required by March 7. Send contact information to [email protected] or call 503-897-4176.

Beginning Genealogy Class – 10 a.m. – noon, Stewart’s Hall, 158 SW Broadway St., Mill City. Six weeks of classes. Cost is $30, due at first class. For details, contact Susan at [email protected].

Silver Falls Owl Prowl – 5 – 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls State Park, 20024 SE Silver Falls Hwy., Sublimity. Indoor presentation, “All About Owls” and an owl pellet dissection activity. After sunset, embark on a half-mile round trip hike to call for owls. May not be suitable for children under 5. Free; registration and $5 parking permit required. Reservations required by visiting and searching “Silver Falls State Park.”

Sunday, March 10

Daylight Saving Time – Remember to turn your clock ahead 1 hour.

Chili Cook-Off & Dessert Bake-Off – 5 p.m., Mill City Christian Church, 1097 SW Fourth Ave., Mill City. Bring your best chili recipe or most delectable dessert creation and put it up against others to be crowned champion. Enjoy hot, baked potatoes. Arrive with entries no later than 4:30 p.m., with judging beginning at 5 p.m. 503-897-2716,

Tuesday, March 12

Wheels of Change – Noon – 1 p.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Monthly education series on lifestyle modifications for common health. Topics include nutrition, diabetes, depression, anxiety and stress, pain management. Light snacks provided. Register at [email protected]

OSU Extension Small Farms – 6 – 7 p.m., Scio Public Library, 38957 NW First Ave., Scio. A short presentation on what OSU Extension Small Farms program is doing in Linn County and resources that it has that can help small farms. Followed by time to ask questions. Free.


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