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



Friday, May 17

Detroit Fishing Derby – Detroit Lake. Three-day fishing event. Repeats May 18-19. For a complete list of information, visit

Community Play Group – 10 – 11:30 a.m., Santiam Chapel Assembly of God, 440 Fifth St., Lyons. Free Community Play Group sponsored by Family Building Blocks. RSVP: 503-769-1120,

Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair – Noon – 10 p.m., Scio. Events include Northwest Championship Sheepdog Trials, parade, car show, games, live music, vendors, food trucks. Find a complete lineup at Repeats 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. May 18; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 19.

Queen’s Cornation – 1 p.m., Carol Bates Memorial Stage, 38999 NE First Ave., Scio. Coronation for 2024 Lamb & Wool Fair queen. All welcome.

Book Sale – 1 – 5 p.m., Scio Public Library, 38957 NW First Ave. Driends of the Scio Public Library book sale. All books are $1. Repeats 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 18, with a $5 bag sale 1 – 3 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

Country Breakfast Fundraiser – 7 – 10 a.m., IOOF Hall, 38952 N Main St., Scio. Biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns and beverage. $8/person. Children 5 and under eat free. Provided by Scio Rebekah Lodge #84.

Bridge to Bridge – 8 a.m., North Santiam Eagles Lodge, 640 SW Broadway St. Armed Forces Day motorcycle run. $500 high hand. $250 low hand. 50/50 drawing, drawings, silent auction. All riders welcome.

Lamb Trot – 8:30 a.m., Scio High, 38880 N Main St. 5K walk at 8:30 a.m. 5K run at 9 a.m. $15 for 12 years old and over. $10 for children 11 and under. Online registration at Race day registration begins at 8 a.m.

Flea Market – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 Fifth St., Lyons. Crafts, collectibles. Lunch available. Free admission, parking. For information on table rentals, call 503-859-2161

Mill City Spring Cleaning Day – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fairvew Street (E of Kimmel Park). Dumpsters available for city residents to dump accumulated junk and debris. No daily household garbage accepted. First load is free for Mill City residents with ID. Additional loads are $10 each. Large trucks and trailers, large appliances, tires, e-waste can be recycled for a fee. 

Fat Lamb Fiber Festival – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Centennial Elementary, 38875 NW First Ave., Scio. Fiber marketplace, fiber arts show, sheep to shawl demonstration, live music, Shepherd’s fleece sale, Spin-in/Stitch-in. Free admission. Repeats 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday.

Fairview Cemetery Clean Up Day – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Fairview Cemetery, 49973 Kingwood Ave., Gates. Bring rakes, putty knives, brushes, garden hand tools and empty water jugs. Board members will be on site to answer questions and provide history. Leave pets at home. All welcome. Randy Mickey, 503-897-3419

Garden and Food Questions Answered – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Santiam Community Gardens, 846 Fifth St., Lyons. Linn County OSU Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers will answer your individual questions about gardening and food. Research-based videos and publications are available for free. Drop in for baked goods, beverages and information. Free. Diane, 503-859-2517, [email protected]

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

Sheepskin Revue – 7 p.m., ZCBJ Hall, 38704 N Main St., Scio. This year’s revue takes a light-hearted look at Prohibition in Scio in the 1920s with “Moonshine Over Scio.” Live performance by The Usual Suspects and the Hearthside Singers. Interview by Paul Toews. Refreshments sold at intermission. $5/adults. $3/children. $10/immediate family.

Sunday, May 19

Pancake Breakfast – 8 – 11 a.m., Stayton Fire Station, 1988 W Ida St. Volunteer firefighters and support members serve all-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, eggs. $10/adults, $8/children age 5 – 13. 503-769-2601,

Music of World War II – 2 p.m., Stewart’s Hall, 158 SW Broadway St., Mill City. Santiam Canyon Community Chorus performance. North Santiam Historical Society will present a display of World War II artifacts. Refreshments, drawings, live auction. Free to all.

Tuesday, May 21

Alzheimer’s Seminar – 1 – 2 p.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Effective communication strategies. Free. Register at or 800-272-3900.

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

Wednesday, May 22

QPR Training – 1 – 3 p.m., Santiam Hospital, 1401 N 10th Ave., Stayton. Question, Persuade, Refer is a program that teaches ordinary citizens how to recognize warning signs of suicide, offer hope and get someone the help they need. Free. Register at

Thursday, May 23

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

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