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PAST EVENTS

August 2010

2010 Monday's at Monteith
Concerts in the Park Schedule
Family Entertainment to Showcase Regional Artists

  • All concerts are free

  • The music starts at 7PM and ends about 8:30PM.

  • Variety of good food is available at the park each week.

  • Opportunity each week to make a free-will donation to help keep the concert series going.

  • This series of concerts offers a variety of good live music without huge crowds or parking hassles.

  • The groups generally Northwest based and include professional and part-time musicians.
  • Monday, July 12 - Willamette Valley Concert Band: Under the direction of Dr. Richard Sorenson, this 50-piece community band will play everything from rousing marches to Broadway musicals to classical masterpieces. Band music is made to order for a concert in the park and this is sure to be a stimulating beginning to the Monday concert season.

  • Monday, July 19- Albany Swing Band featuring Vocalist LeAnn Wind A great variety of big band swing and jazz from the 40's through today performed by some of our area's finest musicians under the direction of Don Recek. www.albanyswingband.com

  • Monday, July 26- The Knox Brothers Gospel Band: Six brothers performing mostly gospel tunes in the style of the Statler Brothers. Well known locally and nationally with many loyal fans. This is sure to be a fun and inspirational evening of good music.

  • Monday, August 2 - Misty River : Compelling harmonic voices and instruments…where folk, country and bluegrass converge into Americana. This Pacific Northwest-based quartet of very talented women has been captivating audiences around the USA since 1997.

  • Monday, August 9 - Corvallis Community Band: Another great band! Under the direction of Steve Matthes, this fine band has entertained the Corvallis area for 30 years. The member musicians include retired band directors, OSU faculty and other top musicians from the Corvallis area. Gale Hazel and Paul Pritchard will sing selections from Oklahoma! By Rogers and Hammerstein and a medley of Irving Berlin favorites.
  • Wednesday, August 4 - Saturday, August 8

    Benton County Fair

    8:00 p.m. - WEDNESDAY, August 4
    "JAKE OWEN"
    Since releasing his debut album, Startin' With Me, Jake Owen has celebrated five consecutive hit singles including "Yee Haw", "Startin' With Me", "Somethng About A Woman", "Don't Think I Can't Love You", and "Eight Second Ride". In the last two years, Owen has toured non-stop with the biggest names in Country Music including Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Alan jackson, Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland. His sophomore album, Easy Does It, is out now and climbing up the charts!

    For More information about Jake Owen, please visit: www.JakeOwen.net.

    8:00 p.m. - THURSDAY, August 5
    "CLAY WALKER"
    Keeping things real has been a priority for Clay Walker. That may be why on his new album, TK, sounds as fress and hungry as he did when he released his first hit, "What's It To You" 17 years ago. And there have been plenty since including "Fall", "Then What?", Dreaming With My Eyes Open", and "She Won't Be Lonely Long". Of his nine previous albums, four are RIAA-certified platinum, two more are certified gold; among nearly 3 dozen singles, 11 have been No. 1.

    For more information about Clay Walker, please visit: www.ClayWalker.com


    8:00 p.m. - FRIDAY, August 6
    "THE GUESS WH0"
    The Guess Who began in 1962 in Winnipeg as Chad Allen & The Reflections. The group's first single and album, Shakin' All Over, was released in a plain white record jacket with only the question "Guess Who?" written on it. The marketing ploy capitalized on curiosity and the promise of another British Invasion band. Heralded as the beginning of the Canadian Invasion, "These Eyes" reached #3 in America in 1969 with total sales of more than one million copies. Their second album, Canned Wheat by The Guess Who, a #1 single in the U.S. and unseated The Beatles for three weeks straight. As they perform hit after hit in concert, it is easy to see and hear why The Guess Who remain one of today's most sought after touring attractions.

    For more information about The Guess Who, please visit: www.TheGuessWhoCafe.com

    7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. - SATURDAY, August 7
    "JOHNNY LIMBO & THE LUGNUTS"
    32 Years of Rock n Roll
    1978-2010

    For more information please visit: http://Johnnylimbo.com



    Local Event

    Thanks to all that attended
    Lebanon's National Night Out
    Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
    Ralston Park: 4 - 8 pm

    Download and / or listen to archive of live on location Radio Broadcast as aired on
    Unforgettable 920 KSHO. from 3 - 6 pm.


    National Night Out Picture Mix from KGAL and KSHO's Jim Willhight Pictures from Previous Lebanon National Night Out Event (click on picture to enlarge).

    Picture Mix from Ralston Park Event. {upper left} Crown gathers for Children's Activities, {upper center} Somewhere in the mass of moms and children you will find a clown, {upper right} Lebanon Police Chief Mike Healy with a puppy, {center left} crowd watching entertainment, {center} KGAL/ KSHO Remote Broadcast Center, {bottom left} LPD Detective Sergeant Kevin Martinez doing his Karaoke best along with a backup, {bottom center } Very cute puppy from Molly the Dog's litter, and {bottom right} Sgt. Martinez looking like he's ducking a balloon.



    Lebanon National Night Out Event Details

    Lebanon

  • Ralston Square Park, 4 – 7 pm.

    On Tuesday, August 2nd, Lebanon Police Department will sponsor the 27th annual National Night Out. Neighborhoods throughout Lebanon are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “27th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Lebanon Police Department, will involve 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 34 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night out against Crime” on August 2nd. NNO 2011 is being supported in part by the Target Corporation.

    This years event is expected to draw 1000 to join in the celebration. Join McGruff the Crime Dog for Free food, entertainment and a live on location Radio Broadcast on 920 KSHO brought to you by Security Alarm Corporation. 920 KSHO will be broadcasting live from the event from 3 to 6 pm.

    Lebanon Police Department will hold a special event at Ralston Park between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chair to relax and enjoy music performed by Lebanon Police Detective Kevin Martinez. There will be free hot dogs and soda to the first 500 people. There will also be a celebration of McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog’s 30th birthday.

    Life Flight will be arriving at 5:00 p.m. and much much more.

    The National Night Out event will present several emergency and human services displays, vehicle displays, and crime prevention materials. Balloons and other handouts will be provided and fingerprinting courtesy of the Lebanon Masonic Lodge.

    For further information contact Dala Johnson (541) 258-4339.




    Special Valley Talk
    Live, Local Radio

    Join 1580 KGAL local talk radio host Jim Willhight Wednesday, July 27th, at 11:06 am for a special Local National Night Out update on Valley Talk.

    Joining us will be Kevin Martinez and Dala Johnson from the Lebanon Police Department to discuss the community wide Ralston Square Park event.


    Security Alarm Corporation
    A special thanks for Mike Martin at Security Alarm Corporation and Albany Lock and Key for bringing 1580 KGAL and 920 listeners and web site viewers this special public service feature.


    Download Free Mp3 of Radio Broadcast

    Download for free the entire 3 hour historic broadcast from a past National Night Out (mp3 Podcast) which aired live on 920 KSHO. Hosted by Jim Willhight and Bill Diamond this was a live on location broadcast from Lebanon's Ralston Park event which aired from 4 – 7 pm, on National Night Out, August 4th, 2008.

    Download: {high quality} or {Medium Quality} mp3 file.



    The event is designed to (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local crime prevention efforts, (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

  • July 2010

    Local Events
    Linn County Fair
    Linn County Fair 2010
    Thursday, July, 15th - Sunday, July 18th, 2010

    Thank to all who joined us at the Annual
    Star Spangled Celebration
    Presented by At Home Furniture
    Cheadle Lake Park, Lebanon, Oregon

  • Fireworks with Wall of Fire
  • Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) Cheadle Lake Walk
  • Live Simulcast Radio Broadcast of Fireworks Show Music

  • Live, on location broadcast on 920 KSHO from 8 pm to 11 pm
  • Pictures and Free mp3 Audio Downloads from Past Star Spangled Celebrations

    KGAL and KSHO Broadcast from tar Spangled Celebration, July 4, 2008
    Click
    on image for full size picture {upper left} Sunset at Cheadle Lake Park, {center left} Fireworks, {bottom left} Dr. Richard Sorenson and Willamette Valley Concert Band, {right} Flag atop Lebanon Fire Departments Latter Truck
    KGAL and KSHO Broadcast from tar Spangled Celebration, July 4, 2008
    Click on image for full size picture
    Free MP3 Audio Podcast from 920 KSHO Broadcast from 2008

  • Part 1 (7pm hour, 42:18). High (14.8 Mb) or Medium Quality (7.4Mb).

  • Part 2 (8pm hour, 42:20). High (14.9Mb) or Medium (7.4Mb).

  • Part 3 (9pm hour, 38:47). High 13.6Mb or Medium (7.4Mb).

  • Part 4 Fireworks Music Simulcast (10pm hour, 37:46). High 13.2Mb or Medium Quality (7.4Mb).

  • PAST EVENTS
    June 2010


    KGAL / KSHO Military Appreciation Baseball Night
    Corvallis Knights
    Join us with the Corvallis Knights to Celebrate Pioneer's 60th Anniversary with Fireworks!

    Vets, enlisted men and women and officers are being admitted FREE of charge.

    Plus there is a food drive for Operation Home front to Support Area Military Families



    Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, a staunch supporter of our troops, is celebrating its 60th year in business at a Corvallis Knights game this summer by sponsoring Military Appreciation & Fireworks Night on Saturday, June 19th at Goss Stadium on the campus of Oregon State University.

    First pitch is at 7:05 pm and the fireworks show starts shortly after the game's final out.
    "We are thrilled to celebrate our 60th anniversary at the ballpark and look forward to enjoying our national pastime with our community and Pioneer family while showing our appreciation and respect for our armed forces and their families," said Pioneer Marketing Director Rob Knowles.

    Prior to the event, Pioneer, the Knights, NewTalk 1580 KGAL / Unforgettable 920 KSHO and Operation Home front will be promoting a food drive encouraging fans to bring non-perishable food items to the game.

    The hope is to help fill the pantry at Operation Home front’s Albany headquarters for area military families.

    Fans that bring food will be entered in a raffle for very cool prizes including concert tickets, baseball memorabilia and much more.

    "Military Appreciation Night is a way for our fans and all those involved with the event to pay our respects, but it's also an opportunity to make a difference with military families in need," said Corvallis team president Dan Segel.

    "We're celebrating freedom, sacrifice and Pioneer's anniversary. It's going to be an electric night that will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display," concluded Segel.

    Contemporary country music star and Northwest native Taryn Cross is scheduled to sing the National Anthem and God Bless America.

    Adding to the fun, the Oregon Army National Guard is setting up a rock wall outside of Goss Stadium for kids to climb and bringing a dog tag machine for fans to print their own custom tags at the game.

    "Something fun like this is good for these kids," said the president of the Oregon Chapter of Operation Homefront Dale Clark. "We look at this as a mentoring opportunity, and another way to support our families."

    Dan Seigal from the Corvallis Knights joined KGAL's live local talk show, Valley Talk to discuss this event on Tuesday, June 8th, at 11:06 am. If you missed the show listen online or download the mp3 podcast.



    NewsTalk 1580 KGAL and Unforgettable 920 KSHO, leading Mid-Valley radio stations, is the presenting sponsor of Pioneer Telephone Military Appreciation & Fireworks Night.

    Radio personality Ray Pitts of KGAL is scheduled to lead the singing of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th-inning stretch, Harry Caray style.

    "KGAL is proud to be a part of an event like this that brings community together and shows support of our armed forces," said KGAL general manager Charlie Eads. "We are eager to promote both the food drive and the game."

    The Corvallis Knights are donating 100 tickets to Operation Homefront to be distributed to area military families.

    The team is also entertaining 20 select kids from military homes during its pre-game activities including playing catch during batting practice, eating in the clubhouse with the team, hanging in the dugout and being announced with the Knights.

    The Knights are unveiling brand new camouflage jerseys that night that will be auctioned off to fans at the end of the season.

    Single-game tickets are now on sale for Pioneer Telephone Military Appreciation & Fireworks Night presented by KGAL.

    For more information:

    541.752.5656
    Email for Tickets.

    General admission: $5.00
    Reserved seating: $10.00

    Thanks to the organizers at the Mennonite Village and and all who attended Older Americans Day 2010

    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon Check out the Videos, Pictures and Audio from the event.

    101st Lebanon Strawberry Festival
    2010 Stone Age Strawberries
    Thursday, June 3rd thru Sunday, June 6th 2010
    Cheadle Lake Regional Park
    Santiam Hwy 20 and Weirick Drive, Lebanon, Oregon

    New! Pictures from the 2010 Grand Parade
    Lebanon Strawberry Festival Grand Parade 2010
    Lebanon Strawberry Festival Grand Parade 2010 (6/5/2010)

    (top left: "The M and M Kid, Mike Mason", top right & bottom left: Oregon Civil War Reenactor group, center: Mike Mason waving, center right: Ryan Murphy, bottom right: Weldon Greig). [Click here to enlarge].

    2010 Royal Court

    2010 Royal Strawberry Festival Court
    2010 Royal Strawberry Festival Court 2010 Royal Strawberry Festival Court
    2010 Royal Strawberry Festival Court 2010 Royal Strawberry Festival Court
    2010 Royal Strawberry Festival Court 2010 Royal Strawberry Festival Court

    99th  Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen 2008 Hanna Patton
    Hanna Patton
    2008 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen
    (Senior at East Linn Christian Academy)

    Links to Strawberry Festival Information

  • Festival Home Page
  • Grand Parade
  • Junior Parade
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Royal Court
  • Coronation
  • Entertainment
  • Run/ Walk
  • History
  • Festival Map


  • Home of the
    "World's Largest Strawberry Shortcake"




    Carnival by Davis Amusements Cascadia


    We're inviting the people of your town to a grand carnival...a spectacular experience of thrilling rides, challenging games and zesty food, a time filled with laughter, fun and excitement for all, a place where people can enjoy themselves to the utmost.

    On site coupons prices: Book of coupons - $20.00 (presale)/ $25.00 (at site)


    The Lebanon Strawberry Festival began in 1909 as a salute to abundant berry fields in the Mid-Willamette Valley. The organizers consisted of prominent citizens and businessmen from Lebanon. Early events included the Rose Show and Parades.

    As the Strawberry Festival continued to evolve, many changes occurred. In 1982 the Lebanon Strawberry Festival became an independent nonprofit corporation. It is a two-tiered organization with Board of Directors responsible for the annual presentation of the Festival and the Association members setting policies while looking for a permanent home for our Festival.

    The Board of Directors consists of 24 positions staffed by volunteers. These 24 positions represent the various events highlighted the first full weekend in June. We are proud that our claim to fame is the "World's Largest Strawberry Shortcake" served free to over 20,000 spectators. Other events include the Junior and Grand Parades, The Strawberry 5K Run and One Mile Health Walk, Carnival, Fireworks Display, Open Air Country Fair, Queen's Coronation and many other civic events.

    Volunteering for civic events involves a great deal of time and dedication. Many families have become involved and have encouraged their youth to become more active in our community.

    Strawberrians find new wheels for the court

    In 2006 a 1991 Lincoln Continental Towne Car ( 27-foot stretch limo) replaced a 45-year-old Lincoln with 'suicide doors' that wasn't getting any younger. It was bought for $4,500 after months of fundraising.

    The old Lincoln had developed rust spots all over the car, and because of the age of the car, no replacement parts could be found to fix it, so it was sold for $1200 with a profit of $800 since the original price they paid was $400.

    The Strawberrians have been Lebanon's ambassadors of goodwill, and official chaperones of the royal court, since 1969 when the organization started as the Royal Order of the Golden Strawberry.

    During the Festival, Strawberrians serve as official hosts and ushers at the coronation, and walk beside the court and the cake in the Grand Parade.

    Members also escort the princesses to festivals in other towns around Oregon.

    Grand Parade

    Pictures From Previous Grand Parade

    Lebanon Strawberry Festival Parade crowd and float pictures
    Picture montage from shots by Jim Willhight while driving KGAL/ KSHO entry in the Grand Parade, 11am, Saturday, June 7th, 2008.

    {top left} Waiting is the hardest part. It's 10 minutes before the start of the parade. {top right} The Group from Build Lebanon Trails doing this months "hike", the Parade Route. {top right below BLT} Lebanon PD officer directing traffic

    {center left} Nice viewing point, on roof of Bing's {top right center} Young Parade watching saluting KGAL/KSHO {center right} Weldon Greig, KGAL/ KSHO News Director walking the parade

    {bottom left} We get the wave {bottom center} KGAL Morning Host Radio Ray Peitz smoozing with the crowd. {bottom right upper] Parade Crowd. {bottom right lower} Very Tall Unicycle cuts in front of our camera.


    KGAL and KSHO at the 2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Grand Parade
    News Talk 1580 KGAL and Unforgettable 920 KSHO staff towing the Lebanon High School Championship Football Team & Cheer Team Float (2007).
    (For larger image click on photo)
    GRAND PARADE DETAILS



    When: Starts at 11:00am, Saturday, June 5th

    Where: Starts at Rivercenter in South Lebanon north on Highway 20 (Main or Santiam Highway) through downtown to Rose.

    Our theme this year: 2010 STONE AGE STRAWBERRIES

    Horse Entry registration is in the field next to Crocker's Auto. This is across the road from the old staging area. It is also under subject to change. If there is a change you will receive a phone call to advise you of the new location for staging.

    Registration and Check-in for all other types of entries will be at the south end of Lebanon on Market St. next to the old Wal-Mart.

    Registration and check-in will start at 7 AM the morning of the parade.

    To avoid the $2.00 late fee and to assist in the placement of your entry, we request that you pre-register. You will then only need to check in at the registration booth prior to 10 AM the morning of the parade.

    KGAL and KSHO at the 2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Grand Parade
    (For larger image click on photo)


    Judging will begin at 8 AM and cease at 10 AM. Entries registering the day of the parade are not guaranteed to be judged. Please have your entry ready for judging at this time. Entries checking in after 9:30 AM will not be judged. Registration fees are non-refundable. We hope to see you there. Call me at 258-2803 evenings until 9:30 PM if there are any questions or special needs. Please read the agreement and PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO RULES. The form with the appropriate entry fee must be received by Wed., June 2, 2010.

    Please mail form to:
    Bobbi Birch - Grand Parade Co-Chairman 517 Morton St., Lebanon, OR 97355 , Email address: xmasbrat@comcast.net



    Join Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) in the Grand Parade

    BLT invites the community to walk in the 101st annual Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday, June 5th.

    Meet at the staging area in the River Center parking lot at 10 a.m. Wear appropriate footwear for the 3-mile walk, protective sun, or inclement weather gear and bring snacks or water as desired. Leashed and well-socialized dogs may participate. Owners must provide water for their pets.

    All participants will be required to sign a BLT participation waiver. Official BLT T-shirts will be available for purchase at $10 each. 100 will be available on a first-come first-serve basis in an assortment of sizes small to XXL for the first 100 participating.

    For more information about BLT in the parade please feel free to contact me, Mark Swenson, at 258-4287 or mswenson@ci.lebanon.or.us. For more information about BLT, go to web site.

    The Junior Parade is sponsored by Entek

    Friday; June 4, 2009

  • 12:00 pm (staging begins)

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (judging)

  • 2:30 pm (parade begins)

  • Place: Staging at 3rd and Grant Street

  • Theme: "Strawberry Enchantment"

    The Lebanon Strawberry Festival Jr. Parade is for all children.

    There will be judging in 7 categories; they are:
  • Decorated bicycles
  • Decorated wagons and tricycles
  • Individual walkers
  • Lg. walking groups ( 10 or more)
  • Sm. walking groups ( 10 or less)
  • Animals
  • Lg. floats

    The parade begins at 2nd and Maple, proceeds east to Main, North on Main to Rose, West on Rose and will disband at the American Legion parking lot where Popsicles will be distributed to all participants.

    Registration forms will be available at all local schools, at the Lebanon area chamber of commerce, or may be obtained by calling Denise Johnson @ 541-979-8478. All participants must have a signed registration form in order to participate in the parade.

    A few rules to keep in mind..... NO motorized vehicles will be allowed in the Jr. Parade with the exception of those used to pull a float and must be driven by a licensed adult driver. Power wheels will be allowed if accompanied by an adult. NOTHING may be tossed or projected from participants to spectators. Flyers and candy may be gently handed out.
  • Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen KaLynn Alley
    2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen KaLynn Alley

    Festival Royalty of the Past
    The Lebanon Strawberry Festival is always looking for new volunteers, if you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering, please call Kristi Larsen @ 619-7272 or Janey Parson @ 990-8422.

    Registration forms may be dropped off at the Lebanon area Chamber office, brought with you the day of parade, or mailed to: Denise Johnson, Po Box 105, Halsey, Or. 97348
    The Lebanon Strawberry Festival cordially invites eligible young women to participate as a candidate in the selection process for the Lebanon Strawberry Festival Court.

    Qualifications:
    Attend school at Lebanon High School, East Linn Christian Academy, Lebanon Chapel, any Lebanon area charter school or Home Schooled with a Lebanon residence. Must be a senior in high school or have a senior ranking if home schooled. Must be at least 16 years old by January 1 of each year of the event. Complete initial application.

    The selection process consists of completing the following applications, a two-step interview and meetings to understand the requirements and benefits that being a member of the Lebanon Strawberry Court offers. Scholarships will be awarded based on eligibility and judging Coronation.

    * -Picture thanks to Lebanon Express

    May 2010


  • Free Memorial Day Patriotic Pops Concert: "Celebrate America"
    Memorial Day, 7:00pm, Monday, May 31, 2010
    LaSells Stewart Center Auditorium, OSU, Corvallis
    The Willamette Valley Concert Band

    The whole family is invited to commemorate Memorial Day with a free concert by the Willamette Valley Concert Band, featuring a wide variety of music to celebrate the diversity of America's melting-pot population. The music will range from Irish to Cajun, from African-American to Appalachian, and from standard popular songs to patriotic favorites. Donations will be accepted to fund scholarships for area middle school and high school students to attend summer music camps.

    Mezzo soprano Gale Hazel, of Corvallis, will sing George Gershwin's popular song But Not for Me, and baritone Pete Butler, of Lebanon, will sing Blue Moon. They will combine to sing a medley of patriotic favorites including Yankee Doodle, You're a Grand Old Flag, This Land is Your Land and God Bless the USA.

    Hazel is a well-known singer who has soloed with numerous musical groups and in many opera and Broadway musical productions. She is a member of the Corvallis Repertory Singers.

    Butler is also a well-known singer in the Willamette Valley who has also soloed with numerous musical groups. He also belongs to the Corvallis Repertory Singers and directs the Thorsmen choir in Salem. Both have soloed often with the Willamette Valley Concert Band.
    The Lebanon Union High School Concert Choir under the direction of Kevin Wong will join the WVCB in a stirring arrangement of Battle Hymn of the Republic, by Peter J. Wilhousky, as well as a gospel version of America the Beautiful.

    The concert also will feature music from the soundtrack of the Western movie, Silverado, written by well-known movie and television composer Bruce Broughton, and selections from Gershwin's famous opera about African Americans, Porgy and Bess, as arranged by Robert Russell Bennett.

    Other selections will include The Irish Washerwoman, a well-known tune from Leroy Anderson's Irish Suite; Frank Ticheli's Cajun Folksongs II, based on Louisiana's Cajun music; Polly Oliver, arranged by Thomas Root; a beautiful setting of the old Appalachian folksong, and Nettleton, a moving version of an old hymn tune from America's South. Several patriotic selections will include Celebrate America, a medley of well-known American patriotic songs; An American Fanfare by Rick Kirby, based on the song, America; and National Emblem March by E.E. Bagley, based on The Star Spangled Banner.

    The concert will conclude with, first, the Armed Forces Salute, a medley of the official songs of the five main branches of the U.S. Armed Forces; and finally, the official U.S. march, The Stars and Stripes Forever, by John Phillip Sousa.

    The Willamette Valley Concert Band, a community band based in Albany, was formed in 1970. Its membership includes about 55 musicians ranging in age from teens through senior citizens, hailing from Benton, Linn, Marion and Polk counties. The band plays at least seven concerts a year in the mid-Willamette Valley.

    Band directors are Dr. Richard Sorenson, emeritus director of bands and professor of music at Western Oregon University, and Christine Barreto, a retired Lebanon music teacher.

    For further information, go to www.wvcband.org or contact Sorenson at 503-838-3474 Donations will be accepted for scholarships to send area middle school and high school band musicians to summer music camps.
    Local Event

    44rd Annual Grant Johnson Concert
    7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012
    Lebanon High School, 1700 S. Fifth St., Lebanon, OR

    All proceeds go to band-camp scholarships for local students. Information: 541-451-3104. Check out the event web page.
    Local Events: Linn County Lamb and Wool Festival Grand Parade, Scio, OR, May 2010
    Linn County Lamb and Wool Festival Grand Parade, Scio, OR, May 2010. (l)Mike Mason (r) - Jim Willhight) [click to enlarge]


    The 75th
    Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair &
    Thanks to all to joined us at the
    NW Champion Sheep Dog Trials Friday May 14 - Sunday May 16, 2010
    "Diamonds R - 4 Ewe"


    Pictures from a past live broadcast from the Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair and NW Champion Sheep Dog Trails



    {left} Kids eating Hotdogs and snacks during the Sterling Savings Customer Appreciation BBQ
    {Right} Jim Willhight broadcasting live from the event, which was sponsored by the main sponsor, Sterling Savings Bank.

    {below} Fun and Sunshine in Scio at the Sterling Savings Bank Parking Lot with Manager Jeff Street heading up the crack hotdog cooking team.

    Click on the images to left and above for a slightly larger version of the picture.

    Sorry picture from Shelly Garrett's Cell Phone (thanks Shel). I (webmaster Jim) forgot mine.

    Friday, May 14, 2010

    5:44 am (Sunrise) - 8:32 pm (Sundown): Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials

    One of the most important part of the LWF is the Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials. Handlers from all over the country come to compete in this event. This year it will be held at Century Farm Equestrian Center. Horseback riding will be available.

    Century Farm Equestrian Center
    40835 Oupor Drive
    Scio, OR 97374-9770
    (503) 394-4122
    Owner: Gene Perry

  • 12:00 noon: Opening with Jazz Band (Main Stage)
  • 1:00 PM Open stage (Main Stage)
  • 2:00 PM Story teller (Main Stage)
  • 3:00 PM Baptist church singers (Main Stage)
  • 4:00 PM Kid’s Pie eating contest (Main Stage)
  • 5:00 PM Story teller (Main Stage)
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Forestry Expo Demos
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Cruise In (Main Street)
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 pm: FFA Chicken BBQ Dinner, at the fairgrounds. Proceeds go to support student FFA activities
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Street Dance featuring music by 7-11
  • 9:00 PM Fair Grounds closes
  • 11:00 PM Street Dance ends

    Saturday, May 15, 2010

  • 5:43 AM (Sunrise) - 8:33 pm (Sundown): Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials. [See location above]
  • 7:00 AM - 10:00 am, IOOF Hall Sheepherders' Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Flower Show (Middle School Gym)
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Baking Show (Middle School Gym)
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Fiber Arts Show (Z Hall)
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Quilt Show (Middle School Gym)
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon (approxamite time) Grand Parade (Main Street, Scio)
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Quilt Show (Middle School Gym)
  • 1:00 PM Rick and Brett sheep shearing Competition (Main Stage)
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Forestry Expo Competition
  • 2:00 PM Pet show @ Lamb Pens
  • 3:00 PM Old Time Fiddlers (Main Stage)
  • 3:30 PM Elementary school kids (Main Stage)
  • 4:00 PM Elementary school kids (Main Stage)
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Karaoke (Main Stage)
  • 7:00 PM Sheep Skin Review (Z Hall)
  • 9:00 PM Fair grounds closes

    Sunday, May 16, 2010

  • 5:43 am (Sunrise) - 8:33 pm (Sundown): Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials
  • Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials [See location above]
  • 8:00 AM Church services (Main Stage)
  • 9:00 AM Peter Cornell (Main Stage)
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Lamb show (Lamb Pens)
  • 10:00 AM Peter Cornell (Main Stage)
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Poker Run (Meet at Sterling Savings Bank)
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Forestry Demos
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Karaoke (Main Stage)
  • 4:00 PM Fair Ground closes

    On Going Events & Activities

  • Ugly Truck Contest
  • Petting Zoo
  • Lamb Princess Court


  • Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon
    Best Friends™ Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
    This course was offered in February and again in May of 2010. Check this or the Mennonite Village's Web site for future offerings of this valuable course. The information for the 2010 classes is noted below for your perusal.

    Mary Scott, Administrator of Lydia’s House and Mary’s Place at Mennonite Village, will present the “Best Friends” Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care course at Mennonite Village in May.

    This six-course workshop teaches practical, useful information to assist in the care and interaction with someone who suffers from Alzheimer's and/or related dementia. Through discussion and hands-on teaching, participants will learn Alzheimer's disease basics, elements of friendship, Alzheimer's care, communication techniques, and elements of knack.

    This workshop is beneficial for family members, home care providers, facility caregivers, state workers, respite workers, social workers, and anyone who has experienced the effects of Alzheimer's disease in their lives.
    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon


    The cost is $20 per individual or $150 per facility. Mennonite Village employees may attend at no cost.

    To secure your place in the next available class, complete our online registration form or contact Mary Scott, Master Trainer (928-7232 x 407).

    Sessions 1, 2, and 3: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 3:00 to 9:00 pm

    Sessions 4, 5, and 6: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Location: Mennonite Village Chapel, 5353 Columbus St. SE, Albany, Oregon , (541) 928-7232 ext. 407 Ask to speak with Mary Scott.

    Visit Mennonite Village Event Web page web site for additional information and an online registration form.

    April 2010


    Programming Update

    Thanks to all who joined us at the 2010 Biz Expo
    Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 10am - 4pm
    River Center, 3000 Santiam Highway, Lebanon, OR
    It's a six hour live on location radio broadcast

    Join 1580 KGAL's and 920 KSHO from the event organized by the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce.

    We start the broadcast at 10:06am on Unforgettable 920 KSHO. For the 11am hour it's live with Valley Talk's Average Guy's Investment Talk Show with John Gibson and Jim Willhight on 1580 KGAL.

    Then at noon its back for a four more hours (possibly more) on sister station Unforgettable 920 KSHO.

    2010 Vendors
    (check back here as more vendors are added)

  • Linn Lanes
  • 4 Sisters Bakery
  • Macro Solutions
  • Peak Internet
  • Pauls Computer Repair
  • Minuteman Press
  • Samaritan Health Services
  • Citizens Bank
  • OSU Fed Credit Union Town & Country Realty
  • Reece & Associates
  • Linn Co-Fed Cre Union
  • Pre Paid Legal
  • Western States Insurance
  • Ridgeway Butte Dev.
  • Les Schwab
  • Marks Ridge Winery
  • MyKeyWeb
  • Leb New Bus Generations
  • BoMacks
  • Xtreme Graphics
  • LBCC Lebanon Center
  • Rhodes Warden Ins.
  • Central Will Com Credit Union
  • Mrs. B's
  • Lebanon Racquetball
  • Willamette Valley Rehab
  • L & R Windows
  • Snow Peak Roofing
  • Pampered Chef
  • Myra's Cookies
  • Bridgecreek Memory Care
  • Premiere Floor Covering
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Springbank Farms
  • TM Janitors
  • Santiam Place
  • Dave Wagner Farmers
  • Dailey Health
  • Cascade Ridge Apts
  • Lebanon Police Dept.
  • LBCC B & E Solutions
  • Christwalk Housing
  • Table of Plenty
  • Mid Valley Newspapers
  • Best Htg & Cooling
  • The Oaks of Lebanon
  • Travis Wagar Contract M
  • Lonways
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Barkers-Uerlings Ins.
  • Partners For Progress
  • Oregon Employment Dept
  • Scentsy Candles
  • Dog Watch of Western OR
  • American Bookkeeping
  • Midnight Oil Farms
  • Pregnancy Alternative Center
  • Century Fields
  • Bason Signs
  • Mallard Creek
  • SHEDG
  • Park Street Financial
  • Lebanon Com Pool
  • Corvallis Knights
  • KGAL/KSHO Radio
  • Diverse Things
  • SelecTemp
  • Costco
  • Healthy Kids (OR Health)
  • Miche Bags
  • Advocare
  • Real Deals
  • Take Shape for Life
  • Servco
  • Coldwell Banker-Bill Flesher
  • Berlees Fancies
  • Heritage Quilting Studio
  • KFIR Radio
  • Fitzpatrick Painting
  • Summit Funding
  • Simply Elegant
  • Swansons Pest
  • Hidden Treasures
  • Holiday Inn
  • Phoenix Inn
  • Linn County Art Guild
  • Primasing Motors
  • Roberson Motors
  • LebanoAir
  • Safe Haven Humane So.
  • Sears
  • DaJoy's Concession
  • Linn County Sheriff

  • Local Event

    The Oregon Scottish Society Presents
    The 21st Annual


    Oregon Scottish Heritage Festival

    Saturday April 10, 2010, 9AM-5PM

    Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany, OR



    March 2010


    Local Event

    East Linn Christian Academy Annual Auction

    Thanks to all who joined us for the 25th Annual East Linn Christian Academy Auction (ELCA), Saturday, March 13, 2010.

    This years broadcast will air live on 920 KSHO from the Gym at ELCA from 8:06 am until the State 5-A Playoff Game with West Albany at 8:45 the morning of the auction!

    You can download the entire 2009 live on Location Radio Broadcast 920 KSHO, brought to you in part by Willamette Community Bank
    Willamette Community Bank

    Picture Mix of shots from 920 KSHO Remote from 2008 East Linn Christian Academy (ELCA) Auction
    Picture Above mix from 2008 event
  • (top) Wide Angle Picture of auction floor from Gym Seats
  • (left center)- antique mirror and chest
  • (center)- Man perusing auction catalog in comfort
  • (right center top)- Prize Package Display (top)
  • (right center bottom)- Quilt
  • (Bottom left)- Deserts and goodies for sale | (Bottom right)- auction items

    Download Free Mp3 of Radio Broadcast

    Free download of the entire three hour broadcasts of the 2009 and 2008 events with Jim Willhight and Bill Diamond spinning the Greatest Music of All Time as aired on sister station Unforgettable 920 KSHO.

  • 2009 Broadcast [Download High Quality]
  • 2008 Broadcast- [High Quality- 64 Mb file]
  • 2008 Broadcast [Medium Quality 32 Mb file]
  • Picture Below:
    Picture mix of the Chicken BBQ Cooking Processes. Approximately 200 chickens were on the grill. Note the heavy smoke, which drifted into the ARC Gym where we were broadcasting live.

    It was even smokier than the camera captured. That's a lot of chicken!

    Picture Mix of shots from 920 KSHO Remote from 2008 East Linn Christian Academy (ELCA) Auction

    Mix of pictures from ELCA 2008 Auction BBQ Dinner Preparation by Jim Willhight.

    Web Programming and Image composition by Willhight Programming and Web Services.




  • East Linn Christian Academy Web Site



    Programming Update

    Northwest Horse Fair & Expo 2010

    Friday March 19 to Sunday, March 21, 2010
    Linn Co. Fair & Expo Center, Albany, OR

    KGAL/KSHO News Director Weldon Greig and Morning Update Host Radio Ray Pietz receiving award at Lebanon Chamber DSA Banquet
    KGAL/KSHO News Director Weldon Greig and Morning Update Host Radio Ray Pietz receiving award at Lebanon Chamber DSA Banquet (click to enlarge)

    Join us on-line for a Special Live, On Location Broadcast from the Mennonite Village's Lakeshore Room

    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon
    Tuesday, February 17, 2009


    Join us for this archive of our live broadcast on 1580 KGAL from 11:06 am - Noon for Valley Talk on location at the Village.
    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon

    Past Mennonite Village Web Page Links

  • 60 Year Celebration 2007 Event Pictures, Resident Interviews, Radio Commercials, Live Broadcast Details, and information on the Mennonite Village.
  • During Valley Talk one of the topics we will cover is the Mennonite Village's presentation of the Best Friends™ approach to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease and/or related dementia.

    The two-day workshop will be lead by Mary Scott, Administrator of Lydia’s House at Mennonite Village . The workshop is beneficial for family members, home care providers, facility caregivers, state workers, respite workers, social workers, and anyone who has experienced the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in their lives.

    The first three courses of the six-course workshop will be conducted Saturday, February 21, 9:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m., at Mennonite Village Chapel, 5353 Columbus Street S.E., Albany, Oregon. The remaining three courses will be held in the same location Monday, February 23, from 3:00-8:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per individual or $100 per facility. Mennonite Village employees may attend at no cost. For information and class reservations, please contact Mary Scott, (541) 928-7232, ext. 407 or email Mary.



    2009


    This Saturday
    The Walk to Remember at the Heritage Mall

    This years event is once again at Albany's Heritage Mall this Saturday, November 7th, 2009 from 9 am to noon.

    The Alzheimer's Network of Oregon invites you to support individuals and families coping with Alzheimer's by joining us at these future events.

    You can join us for this fun, short indoor or outdoor walk by calling Mary Scott, Event Chairperson at 541-928-4728 (Lydia's House at Mennonite Village) or check online at www.ALZNET.ORG.

    Join us for Live, On Location, Radio Broadcast from 9 to Noon on Unforgettable 920 KSHO

    Our broadcast from the Heritage Mall on 920 KSHO brought to you by the Mennonite Village.

    Download free mp3 Podcast of our 2008 broadcast.

    The money that you raise through your pledges provides funding that enables us to continue providing services like these, needed by the people of Marion, Polk, Linn, and Benton counties whose lives have been affected by Alzheimer's disease: Information and Referral, Help Line, Care planning assistance, Library resources, Early Stage Program, Support Groups, Educational Programs, Speakers' Bureau, Public awareness campaign and Advocacy Newsletters.

    Warren Miller's DYNASTY is coming!

    Warren Miller's DYNASTYis coming!

    Web Site
    Warren Miller's DYNASTYis coming!

    Local Schedule:

  • Corvallis - Osu - Austin Auditorium, La Sells Stewart Center, Wednesday, October 21 - 8:00pm

  • Salem, Or - Elsinore Theatre, Thursday, October 22 - 7:30

  • Eugene - Mc Donald Theatre, Thursday, October 22 - 6:00 & 9:00pm

  • Local Event

    Thanks to all that attended
    Lebanon's National Night Out
    Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
    Ralston Park: 4 - 8 pm

    Download and / or listen to archive of live on location Radio Broadcast as aired on
    Unforgettable 920 KSHO. from 3 - 6 pm.


    National Night Out Picture Mix from KGAL and KSHO's Jim Willhight Pictures from Previous Lebanon National Night Out Event (click on picture to enlarge).

    Picture Mix from Ralston Park Event. {upper left} Crown gathers for Children's Activities, {upper center} Somewhere in the mass of moms and children you will find a clown, {upper right} Lebanon Police Chief Mike Healy with a puppy, {center left} crowd watching entertainment, {center} KGAL/ KSHO Remote Broadcast Center, {bottom left} LPD Detective Sergeant Kevin Martinez doing his Karaoke best along with a backup, {bottom center } Very cute puppy from Molly the Dog's litter, and {bottom right} Sgt. Martinez looking like he's ducking a balloon.



    Lebanon National Night Out Event Details

    Lebanon

  • Ralston Square Park, 4 – 7 pm.

    On Tuesday, August 2nd, Lebanon Police Department will sponsor the 27th annual National Night Out. Neighborhoods throughout Lebanon are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “27th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Lebanon Police Department, will involve 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 34 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night out against Crime” on August 2nd. NNO 2011 is being supported in part by the Target Corporation.

    This years event is expected to draw 1000 to join in the celebration. Join McGruff the Crime Dog for Free food, entertainment and a live on location Radio Broadcast on 920 KSHO brought to you by Security Alarm Corporation. 920 KSHO will be broadcasting live from the event from 3 to 6 pm.

    Lebanon Police Department will hold a special event at Ralston Park between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chair to relax and enjoy music performed by Lebanon Police Detective Kevin Martinez. There will be free hot dogs and soda to the first 500 people. There will also be a celebration of McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog’s 30th birthday.

    Life Flight will be arriving at 5:00 p.m. and much much more.

    The National Night Out event will present several emergency and human services displays, vehicle displays, and crime prevention materials. Balloons and other handouts will be provided and fingerprinting courtesy of the Lebanon Masonic Lodge.

    For further information contact Dala Johnson (541) 258-4339.




    Special Valley Talk
    Live, Local Radio

    Join 1580 KGAL local talk radio host Jim Willhight Wednesday, July 27th, at 11:06 am for a special Local National Night Out update on Valley Talk.

    Joining us will be Kevin Martinez and Dala Johnson from the Lebanon Police Department to discuss the community wide Ralston Square Park event.


    Security Alarm Corporation
    A special thanks for Mike Martin at Security Alarm Corporation and Albany Lock and Key for bringing 1580 KGAL and 920 listeners and web site viewers this special public service feature.


    Download Free Mp3 of Radio Broadcast

    Download for free the entire 3 hour historic broadcast from a past National Night Out (mp3 Podcast) which aired live on 920 KSHO. Hosted by Jim Willhight and Bill Diamond this was a live on location broadcast from Lebanon's Ralston Park event which aired from 4 – 7 pm, on National Night Out, August 4th, 2008.

    Download: {high quality} or {Medium Quality} mp3 file.



    The event is designed to (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local crime prevention efforts, (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


  • 100thh Lebanon Strawberry Festival

    Thursday, June 4th thru Sunday, June 7th

    Cheadle Lake Regional Park
    Santiam Hwy 20 and Weirick Drive, Lebanon, Oregon


    Pictures from last year's Grand Parade

    Lebanon Strawberry Festival Parade crowd and float pictures
    Picture montague from shots by Jim Willhight while driving KGAL/ KSHO entery in the Grand Parade, 11am, Saturday, June 7th, 2008.

    {top left} Waiting is the hardest part. It's 10 minutes before the start of the parade. {top right} The Group from Build Lebanon Trails doing this months "hike", the Parade Route. {top right below BLT} Lebanon PD officer directing traffic

    {center left} Nice viewing point, on roof of Bing's {top right center} Young Parade watching saluting KGAL/KSHO {center right} Weldon Greig, KGAL/ KSHO News Director walking the parade

    {bottom left} We get the wave {bottom center} KGAL Morning Host Radio Ray Peitz smoozing with the crowd. {bottom right upper] Parade Crowd. {bottom right lower} Very Tall Unicycle cuts in front of our camera.



    Home of the
    "World's Largest Strawberry Shortcake"

    99th  Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen 2008 Hanna Patton

    Check out this web site for details on Grand and Junior Parades and Schedule of Events

    (left) 2008 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen Hannah Patton* (Senior at East Linn Christian Academy)



    Carnival by Davis Amusements Cascadia


    We're inviting the people of your town to a grand carnival...a spectacular experience of thrilling rides, challenging games and zesty food, a time filled with laughter, fun and excitement for all, a place where people can enjoy themselves to the utmost.

    On site coupons prices:
  • Individual coupons - $1.00 each
  • Book of 24 coupons - $18.00 ($0.75/coupon)
  • Book of 40 coupons - $ 30.00 ($0.75/coupon)
  • OR All Day Pass

    GAME & RIDE PRICING:
  • Prices vary from 10 cents to two dollars
  • Kiddy Rides 3 coupons
  • Major Rides 3-4 coupons
  • Spectacular Rides 4-5 coupons
  • Wrist band purchase entitles unlimited rides for designated hours.
  • The Lebanon Strawberry Festival began in 1909 as a salute to abundant berry fields in the Mid-Willamette Valley. The organizers consisted of prominent citizens and businessmen from Lebanon. Early events included the Rose Show and Parades.

    As the Strawberry Festival continued to evolve, many changes occurred. In 1982 the Lebanon Strawberry Festival became an independent nonprofit corporation. It is a two-tiered organization with Board of Directors responsible for the annual presentation of the Festival and the Association members setting policies while looking for a permanent home for our Festival.

    The Board of Directors consists of 24 positions staffed by volunteers. These 24 positions represent the various events highlighted the first full weekend in June. We are proud that our claim to fame is the "World's Largest Strawberry Shortcake" served free to over 20,000 spectators. Other events include the Junior and Grand Parades, The Strawberry 5K Run and One Mile Health Walk, Carnival, Fireworks Display, Open Air Country Fair, Queen's Coronation and many other civic events.

    Volunteering for civic events involves a great deal of time and dedication. Many families have become involved and have encouraged their youth to become more active in our community.

    Strawberrians find new wheels for the court

    In 2006 a 1991 Lincoln Continental Towne Car ( 27 foot stretch limo) replaced a 45 year old Lincoln with 'suicide doors' that wasn't getting any younger. It was bought for $4,500 after months of fundraising.

    The old Lincoln had developed rust spots all over the car, and because of the age of the car, no replacement parts could be found to fix it, so it was sold for $1200 with a profit of $800 since the original price they paid was $400.

    The Strawberrians have been Lebanon's ambassadors of goodwill, and official chaperones of the royal court, since 1969 when the organization started as the Royal Order of the Golden Strawberry.

    During the Festival, Strawberrians serve as official hosts and ushers at the coronation, and walk beside the court and the cake in the Grand Parade.

    Members also escort the princesses to festivals in other towns around Oregon.

    Grand Parade

    KGAL and KSHO at the 2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Grand Parade
    News Talk 1580 KGAL and Unforgettable 920 KSHO staff towing the Lebanon High School Championship Football Team & Cheer Team Float (2007).
    (For larger image click on photo)
    GRAND PARADE DETAILS

    Thanks to the thousand and thousands who joined us at the Grand Parade. See pictures (above) from the parade route.


    When: Starts at 11:00am, Saturday, June 6th

    Where: Starts at Rivercenter in South Lebanon north on Highway 20 (Main or Santiam Highway) through downtown to Rose.

    Our theme this year is Strawberry Enchantment.

    Horse Entry registration is in the field next to Crocker's Auto. This is across the road from the old staging area. It is also under subject to change. If there is a change you will receive a phone call to advise you of the new location for staging.

    Registration and Check-in for all other types of entries will be at the south end of Lebanon on Market St. next to the old Wal-Mart.

    Registration and check-in will start at 7 AM the morning of the parade.

    To avoid the $2.00 late fee and to assist in the placement of your entry, we request that you pre-register. You will then only need to check in at the registration booth prior to 10 AM the morning of the parade.

    KGAL and KSHO at the 2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Grand Parade
    (For larger image click on photo)


    Judging will begin at 8 AM and cease at 10 AM. Entries registering the day of the parade are not guaranteed to be judged. Please have your entry ready for judging at this time. Entries checking in after 9:30 AM will not be judged. Registration fees are non-refundable. We hope to see you there. Call me at 258-2803 evenings until 9:30 PM if there are any questions or special needs. Please read the agreement and PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO RULES. The form with the appropriate entry fee must be received by Wed., June 4, 2009.

    Please mail form to:
    Bobbi Birch - Grand Parade Co-Chairman 517 Morton St., Lebanon, OR 97355 , Email address: xmasbrat@comcast.net



    Join Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) in the Grand Parade

    BLT invites the community to walk in the 100th annual Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday, June 6th. The BLT group will walk behind Lebanon's 2007 Man of the Year, Rod Sell, a leader in the effort to develop 50 miles of trails in Lebanon. The group is participating in this year's parade as the 2007 Outstanding Community Service Group. It opened the Marks Slough Inaugural Trail in December 2007.

    Meet at the staging area in the River Center parking lot at 10 a.m. Wear appropriate footwear for the 3-mile walk, protective sun or inclement weather gear and bring snacks or water as desired. Leashed and well socialized dogs may participate. Owners must provide water for their pets.

    All participants will be required to sign a BLT participation waiver. Official BLT T-shirts will be available for purchase at $10 each. 100 will be available on a first-come first-serve basis in an assortment of sizes small to XXL for the first 100 participating.

    For more information about BLT in the parade please feel free to contact me, Mark Swenson, at 258-4287 or mswenson@ci.lebanon.or.us. For more information about BLT, go to web site.

    The Junior Parade is sponsored by Entek

    Friday; June 5, 2009

  • 12:00 pm (staging begins)

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (judging)

  • 2:30 pm (parade begins)

  • Place: Staging at 3rd and Grant Street

  • Theme: "Strawberry Enchantment"

    The Lebanon Strawberry Festival Jr. Parade is for all children.

    There will be judging in 7 categories; they are:
  • Decorated bicycles
  • Decorated wagons and tricycles
  • Individual walkers
  • Lg. walking groups ( 10 or more)
  • Sm. walking groups ( 10 or less)
  • Animals
  • Lg. floats

    The parade begins at 2nd and Maple, proceeds east to Main, North on Main to Rose, West on Rose and will disband at the American Legion parking lot where Popsicles will be distributed to all participants.

    Registration forms will be available at all local schools, at the Lebanon area chamber of commerce, or may be obtained by calling Denise Johnson @ 541-979-8478. All participants must have a signed registration form in order to participate in the parade.

    A few rules to keep in mind..... NO motorized vehicles will be allowed in the Jr. Parade with the exception of those used to pull a float and must be driven by a licensed adult driver. Power wheels will be allowed if accompanied by an adult. NOTHING may be tossed or projected from participants to spectators. Flyers and candy may be gently handed out.
  • 100th Lebanon Strawberry Festival
    2009 Schedule of Events

    Main Stage Entertainment

    Thursday June 4,2009
  • Ancient Ways 6 - 9 pm

    Friday June 5,2009
  • Bush Pilots 5:30 - 6:45 pm
  • Thunder Road 8 -11 pm

    Saturday June 6,2009
  • Strolling Barber Shop (Grounds)
  • Lebanon High Jazz Band Lhs Jazz Band 1:45 - 2:25 pm
  • Magic Show Minor Miracles Magic 3 - 3:30 pm
  • Idenity Krisus 4:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Sandvig 9 - Midnight

    Sunday June 7, 2009
  • CR Wells Noon - 1pm
  • Cascade Performing Arts 1 - 2pm
  • Karaoke Finals 2 - 5pm

    Other Festival Events

    Thursday, June 4th
  • Country Fair 4-9pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Carnival 4-10pm (Cheadle Lake Park)

    Friday, June 5th
  • Flower, Quilt and Art Show 1 - 4:30pm (75 E Ash)
  • Junior Parade (see details above)
  • Willamette Speedway Time Trails 2:30pm
  • Country Fair 3- 9pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Carnival 4-10pm (Cheadle Lake Park)

    Saturday, June 6th
  • Optimist's Breakfast 6- 10am, Safeway Parking Lot, S Main & Airport
  • Fitness Walk/Run (1 mile), 10am, Main and Vine Streets
  • Strawberry Run (5k), 10:30am, Main and Vine Streets
  • Build Lebanon Trails Walk, 11am, Rivercenter
  • Grand Parade, 11am (Details see above)
  • Country Fair 1- 9pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Carnival 4-10pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Flower, Quilt and Art Show 1 - 4:30pm (75 E Ash)
  • Strawberry Shortcake Served 1pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Tractor & Truck Pull 2pm (Reeves Parkway and 5th)
  • Willamette Speedway Time Trails 2:30pm
  • Willamette Speedway Races 6:00 pm
  • Fireworks at Dusk 9:30pm (Cheadle Lake Park)

    Sunday, June 7th
  • Carnival Noon-5pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Country Fair Noon - 5pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen KaLynn Alley
    2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen KaLynn Alley

    Festival Royalty of the Past
    The Lebanon Strawberry Festival is always looking for new volunteers, if you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering, please call Kristi Larsen @ 619-7272 or Janey Parson @ 990-8422.

    Registration forms may be dropped off at the Lebanon area Chamber office, brought with you the day of parade, or mailed to: Denise Johnson, Po Box 105, Halsey, Or. 97348
    The Lebanon Strawberry Festival cordially invites eligible young women to participate as a candidate in the selection process for the Lebanon Strawberry Festival Court.

    Qualifications:
    Attend school at Lebanon High School, East Linn Christian Academy, Lebanon Chapel, any Lebanon area charter school or Home Schooled with a Lebanon residence. Must be a senior in high school or have a senior ranking if home schooled. Must be at least 16 years old by January 1 of each year of the event. Complete initial application.

    The selection process consists of completing the following applications, a two-step interview and meetings to understand the requirements and benefits that being a member of the Lebanon Strawberry Court offers. Scholarships will be awarded based on eligibility and judging Coronation.

    If you have questions, please contact Janey Parson at 541 258-7369.
    Position and Name
  • Chairperson: Kristi Larsen
  • Vice Chair: Janey Parson
  • Treasurer: Janey Parson
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Advertising: Chris Kenyon
  • Coronation: Jami Cate
  • Co chair: Andrea Bruce
  • Country fair: Sean & Denise Johnson
  • Court: Rachel Lee
  • Entertainment: Peggy Bishop
  • Fireworks: Ed Hayes
  • Grand Parade: Bobbi Birch Heather Barnes
  • Historian: Rachel Lee
  • Jr. Parade: Denise Johnson & Sarah Stewart
  • Run / Walk: Rob Allen
  • Shortcake: Cindy Ongers
  • Site: Rob Parson & Sean Johnson
  • Souvenirs: Kristi Larsen
  • Sponsorships: Janey Parson
  • Parking: VVA
  • Assoc. Pres.: Gary Dobrkovsky

    For more information contact: Bobbi Birch - Grand Parade Co-Chairman, 517 Morton St., Lebanon, OR. 97355.

    * -Picture thanks to Lebanon Express

    Official Web Site of the 100th Lebanon Strawberry Festival

  • Month of:

    PAST 2010 EVENTS



    The 75th
    Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair &
    Thanks to all to joined us at the
    NW Champion Sheep Dog Trials Friday May 14 - Sunday May 16, 2010
    "Diamonds R - 4 Ewe"


    Pictures from a past live broadcast from the Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair and NW Champion Sheep Dog Trails



    {left} Kids eating Hotdogs and snacks during the Sterling Savings Customer Appreciation BBQ
    {Right} Jim Willhight broadcasting live from the event, which was sponsored by the main sponsor, Sterling Savings Bank.

    {below} Fun and Sunshine in Scio at the Sterling Savings Bank Parking Lot with Manager Jeff Street heading up the crack hotdog cooking team.

    Click on the images to left and above for a slightly larger version of the picture.

    Sorry picture from Shelly Garrett's Cell Phone (thanks Shel). I (webmaster Jim) forgot mine.

    Friday, May 14, 2010

    5:44 am (Sunrise) - 8:32 pm (Sundown): Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials

    One of the most important part of the LWF is the Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials. Handlers from all over the country come to compete in this event. This year it will be held at Century Farm Equestrian Center. Horseback riding will be available.

    Century Farm Equestrian Center
    40835 Oupor Drive
    Scio, OR 97374-9770
    (503) 394-4122
    Owner: Gene Perry

  • 12:00 noon: Opening with Jazz Band (Main Stage)
  • 1:00 PM Open stage (Main Stage)
  • 2:00 PM Story teller (Main Stage)
  • 3:00 PM Baptist church singers (Main Stage)
  • 4:00 PM Kid’s Pie eating contest (Main Stage)
  • 5:00 PM Story teller (Main Stage)
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Forestry Expo Demos
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Cruise In (Main Street)
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 pm: FFA Chicken BBQ Dinner, at the fairgrounds. Proceeds go to support student FFA activities
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Street Dance featuring music by 7-11
  • 9:00 PM Fair Grounds closes
  • 11:00 PM Street Dance ends

    Saturday, May 15, 2010

  • 5:43 AM (Sunrise) - 8:33 pm (Sundown): Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials. [See location above]
  • 7:00 AM - 10:00 am, IOOF Hall Sheepherders' Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Flower Show (Middle School Gym)
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Baking Show (Middle School Gym)
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Fiber Arts Show (Z Hall)
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Quilt Show (Middle School Gym)
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon (approxamite time) Grand Parade (Main Street, Scio)
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Quilt Show (Middle School Gym)
  • 1:00 PM Rick and Brett sheep shearing Competition (Main Stage)
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Forestry Expo Competition
  • 2:00 PM Pet show @ Lamb Pens
  • 3:00 PM Old Time Fiddlers (Main Stage)
  • 3:30 PM Elementary school kids (Main Stage)
  • 4:00 PM Elementary school kids (Main Stage)
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Karaoke (Main Stage)
  • 7:00 PM Sheep Skin Review (Z Hall)
  • 9:00 PM Fair grounds closes

    Sunday, May 16, 2010

  • 5:43 am (Sunrise) - 8:33 pm (Sundown): Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials
  • Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials [See location above]
  • 8:00 AM Church services (Main Stage)
  • 9:00 AM Peter Cornell (Main Stage)
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Lamb show (Lamb Pens)
  • 10:00 AM Peter Cornell (Main Stage)
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Poker Run (Meet at Sterling Savings Bank)
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Forestry Demos
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Karaoke (Main Stage)
  • 4:00 PM Fair Ground closes

    On Going Events & Activities

  • Ugly Truck Contest
  • Petting Zoo
  • Lamb Princess Court


  • Month of:

    PAST 2009 EVENTS

    Thanks to all who joined Us Saturday, July 4th at the Annual Star Spangled Celebration
    Cheadle Lake Park, Lebanon, Oregon

  • Fireworks with Wall of Fire
  • Act Alive Bike Ride, Run, Walk and Parachute Jump
  • Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) Cheadle Lake Walks
  • Live on location Radio Broadcast on 920 KSHO from 2 pm to 11 pm including fireworks music simulcast brought to you by Good Samaritan Health Services
  • Pictures and Audio From Last Years Event

    KGAL and KSHO Broadcast from tar Spangled Celebration, July 4, 2008
    Click
    on image for full size picture {upper left} Sunset at Cheadle Lake Park, {center left} Fireworks, {bottom left} Dr. Richard Sorenson and Willamette Valley Concert Band, {right} Flag atop Lebanon Fire Departments Latter Truck
    KGAL and KSHO Broadcast from tar Spangled Celebration, July 4, 2008
    Click on image for full size picture

    Free Mp3 Podcast & Pictures from last year’s event

    Free MP3 Audio Podcast from 920 KSHO Broadcast from 2008

  • Part 1 (7pm hour, 42:18). High (14.8 Mb) or Medium Quality (7.4Mb).

  • Part 2 (8pm hour, 42:20). High (14.9Mb) or Medium (7.4Mb).

  • Part 3 (9pm hour, 38:47). High 13.6Mb or Medium (7.4Mb).

  • Part 4 Fireworks Music Simulcast (10pm hour, 37:46). High 13.2Mb or Medium Quality (7.4Mb).


  • 2009 Schedule of Events


  • 2:00 pm Gates open. Cost: $8.00 per car.

  • 2:00 to Close. Radio Broadcast, live on location on Unforgettable 920 KSHO. Broadcast will include simulcast of Fire in the Sky fireworks show music and interviews with Act Alive, BLT and Star Spangled Celebrations officials, vendors and patrons. Broadcast brought to you by Samaritan Health Services.

  • 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Games and Activities.
    • Kids Bingo
    • Caricature Artist
    • Kids Games by Boys & Girls Club of Lebanon
    • Game Booths
    • Bungee Drop
    • Miniature Golf
    • Mechanical Bull
    • Giant Slide
    • Air Rifle Shooting
    • Bounce Games
    • Car Show
    • Food Booths – Variety Galore!
    • Clowns -- Juggler -- Face Painting (grounds entertainment)
    • Mitch’s Music Box Revue -- Hart the Magician -- (grounds entertainment)

    Act Alive Schedule of Activities

    Dr. Hindmarsh Skydive during previous Act Alive. Picture by Jeff Johnson
    Dr. Hindmarsh Skydive during previous Act Alive. Picture by Jeff Johnson

    Register online for Act Alive Event
  • 2:00 pm - 20-Mile Cycling Event with Santiam Spokes

  • 7:30 - Skydive with Dr. Hindmarsh

  • 8:00 - Cheadle Lake 5K Trail Run with LHS Cross Country Team

  • 8:45 - Dr. Hindmarsh presentation on Main Stage (time approx.)

    Act Alive Web Page

  • Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) Walks

  • 3 pm - Four Mile Cheadle Lake Trail Walk
  • 5 pm - Four Mile Cheadle Lake Trail Walk
  • 7 pm - Four Mile Cheadle Lake Trail Walk

    Showcase Stage Schedule

  • 2:00 – 4:00pm Kids Karaoke Contest
  • 4:30 – 6:00pm TBA
  • 6:30 – 8:00pm Open Karaoke

    Main Stage Schedule

  • Noon – 3:00pm Adult Karaoke Contest
  • 3:30 – 5:30pm Karaoke Contest Finals
  • 6:00 – 7:00pm Hart the Magician
  • 8:00 – 9:30pm Patriotic Pops Concert Performed by Albany Swing Band

    Fireworks Show

  • 10 – 10:30pm “Fire In The Sky”
  • 11:00pm Event Closes


    Month of:

    JUNE 2009

    2009 American Cancer Society
    Lebanon Relay for Life


    Friday, June 26, 12:00 Noon to
    Saturday, June 27th, 12:00 noon
    Lebanon High School

    Local Relay for Life Web Page

    Thanks to all to attended and participated in the last Relay For Life of Lebanon. Over $66,900.00 was raised in this local event!

    News Talk 1580 KGAL
    From the Luminary Ceremony, Relay for Life Lebanon, May 2006

    To register a team or to get involved for the 2009 event

    The American Cancer Society would like to invite individuals who want to honor cancer survivors and caregivers or pay tribute to those who have lost their battle with cancer to join its Relay For Life of the Lebanon Area.

    This year's Kick Off is scheduled for January 23rd from 6:30-8:00 pm at the IOOF Lodge, 20 Ash St., Lebanon. The Relay For Life Kick Off is where anyone - families, caregivers, cancer survivors, schools, companies, etc., get together to kick off annual Relay For Life activities.

    The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where teams camp out, eat, dance and take turns walking around a track relay style to raise funds to fight cancer.

    At night fall, participants will lights hundreds of luminaria around the track in a moving ceremony to honor cancer survivors as well as friends and family members lost to the disease. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

    The 5th Annual Relay For Life of the Lebanon Area is scheduled for June 26th, 2009 beginning at 10:00 am at the Lebanon High School track.

    To join Relay For Life contact Darlynn Roe, Event Chair @ 541.990.4300 or Matti Butler, Team Recruitment Chair @ 541.905.4027 or visit our website at www.relayforlife.org/lebanonor


    100thh Lebanon Strawberry Festival

    Thursday, June 4th thru Sunday, June 7th

    Cheadle Lake Regional Park
    Santiam Hwy 20 and Weirick Drive, Lebanon, Oregon


    Pictures from last year's Grand Parade

    Lebanon Strawberry Festival Parade crowd and float pictures
    Picture montague from shots by Jim Willhight while driving KGAL/ KSHO entery in the Grand Parade, 11am, Saturday, June 7th, 2008.

    {top left} Waiting is the hardest part. It's 10 minutes before the start of the parade. {top right} The Group from Build Lebanon Trails doing this months "hike", the Parade Route. {top right below BLT} Lebanon PD officer directing traffic

    {center left} Nice viewing point, on roof of Bing's {top right center} Young Parade watching saluting KGAL/KSHO {center right} Weldon Greig, KGAL/ KSHO News Director walking the parade

    {bottom left} We get the wave {bottom center} KGAL Morning Host Radio Ray Peitz smoozing with the crowd. {bottom right upper] Parade Crowd. {bottom right lower} Very Tall Unicycle cuts in front of our camera.



    Home of the
    "World's Largest Strawberry Shortcake"

    99th  Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen 2008 Hanna Patton

    Check out this web site for details on Grand and Junior Parades and Schedule of Events

    (left) 2008 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen Hannah Patton* (Senior at East Linn Christian Academy)



    Carnival by Davis Amusements Cascadia


    We're inviting the people of your town to a grand carnival...a spectacular experience of thrilling rides, challenging games and zesty food, a time filled with laughter, fun and excitement for all, a place where people can enjoy themselves to the utmost.

    On site coupons prices:
  • Individual coupons - $1.00 each
  • Book of 24 coupons - $18.00 ($0.75/coupon)
  • Book of 40 coupons - $ 30.00 ($0.75/coupon)
  • OR All Day Pass

    GAME & RIDE PRICING:
  • Prices vary from 10 cents to two dollars
  • Kiddy Rides 3 coupons
  • Major Rides 3-4 coupons
  • Spectacular Rides 4-5 coupons
  • Wrist band purchase entitles unlimited rides for designated hours.
  • The Lebanon Strawberry Festival began in 1909 as a salute to abundant berry fields in the Mid-Willamette Valley. The organizers consisted of prominent citizens and businessmen from Lebanon. Early events included the Rose Show and Parades.

    As the Strawberry Festival continued to evolve, many changes occurred. In 1982 the Lebanon Strawberry Festival became an independent nonprofit corporation. It is a two-tiered organization with Board of Directors responsible for the annual presentation of the Festival and the Association members setting policies while looking for a permanent home for our Festival.

    The Board of Directors consists of 24 positions staffed by volunteers. These 24 positions represent the various events highlighted the first full weekend in June. We are proud that our claim to fame is the "World's Largest Strawberry Shortcake" served free to over 20,000 spectators. Other events include the Junior and Grand Parades, The Strawberry 5K Run and One Mile Health Walk, Carnival, Fireworks Display, Open Air Country Fair, Queen's Coronation and many other civic events.

    Volunteering for civic events involves a great deal of time and dedication. Many families have become involved and have encouraged their youth to become more active in our community.

    Strawberrians find new wheels for the court

    In 2006 a 1991 Lincoln Continental Towne Car ( 27 foot stretch limo) replaced a 45 year old Lincoln with 'suicide doors' that wasn't getting any younger. It was bought for $4,500 after months of fundraising.

    The old Lincoln had developed rust spots all over the car, and because of the age of the car, no replacement parts could be found to fix it, so it was sold for $1200 with a profit of $800 since the original price they paid was $400.

    The Strawberrians have been Lebanon's ambassadors of goodwill, and official chaperones of the royal court, since 1969 when the organization started as the Royal Order of the Golden Strawberry.

    During the Festival, Strawberrians serve as official hosts and ushers at the coronation, and walk beside the court and the cake in the Grand Parade.

    Members also escort the princesses to festivals in other towns around Oregon.

    Grand Parade

    KGAL and KSHO at the 2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Grand Parade
    News Talk 1580 KGAL and Unforgettable 920 KSHO staff towing the Lebanon High School Championship Football Team & Cheer Team Float (2007).
    (For larger image click on photo)
    GRAND PARADE DETAILS

    Thanks to the thousand and thousands who joined us at the Grand Parade. See pictures (above) from the parade route.


    When: Starts at 11:00am, Saturday, June 6th

    Where: Starts at Rivercenter in South Lebanon north on Highway 20 (Main or Santiam Highway) through downtown to Rose.

    Our theme this year is Strawberry Enchantment.

    Horse Entry registration is in the field next to Crocker's Auto. This is across the road from the old staging area. It is also under subject to change. If there is a change you will receive a phone call to advise you of the new location for staging.

    Registration and Check-in for all other types of entries will be at the south end of Lebanon on Market St. next to the old Wal-Mart.

    Registration and check-in will start at 7 AM the morning of the parade.

    To avoid the $2.00 late fee and to assist in the placement of your entry, we request that you pre-register. You will then only need to check in at the registration booth prior to 10 AM the morning of the parade.

    KGAL and KSHO at the 2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Grand Parade
    (For larger image click on photo)


    Judging will begin at 8 AM and cease at 10 AM. Entries registering the day of the parade are not guaranteed to be judged. Please have your entry ready for judging at this time. Entries checking in after 9:30 AM will not be judged. Registration fees are non-refundable. We hope to see you there. Call me at 258-2803 evenings until 9:30 PM if there are any questions or special needs. Please read the agreement and PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO RULES. The form with the appropriate entry fee must be received by Wed., June 4, 2009.

    Please mail form to:
    Bobbi Birch - Grand Parade Co-Chairman 517 Morton St., Lebanon, OR 97355 , Email address: xmasbrat@comcast.net



    Join Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) in the Grand Parade

    BLT invites the community to walk in the 100th annual Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday, June 6th. The BLT group will walk behind Lebanon's 2007 Man of the Year, Rod Sell, a leader in the effort to develop 50 miles of trails in Lebanon. The group is participating in this year's parade as the 2007 Outstanding Community Service Group. It opened the Marks Slough Inaugural Trail in December 2007.

    Meet at the staging area in the River Center parking lot at 10 a.m. Wear appropriate footwear for the 3-mile walk, protective sun or inclement weather gear and bring snacks or water as desired. Leashed and well socialized dogs may participate. Owners must provide water for their pets.

    All participants will be required to sign a BLT participation waiver. Official BLT T-shirts will be available for purchase at $10 each. 100 will be available on a first-come first-serve basis in an assortment of sizes small to XXL for the first 100 participating.

    For more information about BLT in the parade please feel free to contact me, Mark Swenson, at 258-4287 or mswenson@ci.lebanon.or.us. For more information about BLT, go to web site.

    The Junior Parade is sponsored by Entek

    Friday; June 5, 2009

  • 12:00 pm (staging begins)

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (judging)

  • 2:30 pm (parade begins)

  • Place: Staging at 3rd and Grant Street

  • Theme: "Strawberry Enchantment"

    The Lebanon Strawberry Festival Jr. Parade is for all children.

    There will be judging in 7 categories; they are:
  • Decorated bicycles
  • Decorated wagons and tricycles
  • Individual walkers
  • Lg. walking groups ( 10 or more)
  • Sm. walking groups ( 10 or less)
  • Animals
  • Lg. floats

    The parade begins at 2nd and Maple, proceeds east to Main, North on Main to Rose, West on Rose and will disband at the American Legion parking lot where Popsicles will be distributed to all participants.

    Registration forms will be available at all local schools, at the Lebanon area chamber of commerce, or may be obtained by calling Denise Johnson @ 541-979-8478. All participants must have a signed registration form in order to participate in the parade.

    A few rules to keep in mind..... NO motorized vehicles will be allowed in the Jr. Parade with the exception of those used to pull a float and must be driven by a licensed adult driver. Power wheels will be allowed if accompanied by an adult. NOTHING may be tossed or projected from participants to spectators. Flyers and candy may be gently handed out.
  • 100th Lebanon Strawberry Festival
    2009 Schedule of Events

    Main Stage Entertainment

    Thursday June 4,2009
  • Ancient Ways 6 - 9 pm

    Friday June 5,2009
  • Bush Pilots 5:30 - 6:45 pm
  • Thunder Road 8 -11 pm

    Saturday June 6,2009
  • Strolling Barber Shop (Grounds)
  • Lebanon High Jazz Band Lhs Jazz Band 1:45 - 2:25 pm
  • Magic Show Minor Miracles Magic 3 - 3:30 pm
  • Idenity Krisus 4:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Sandvig 9 - Midnight

    Sunday June 7, 2009
  • CR Wells Noon - 1pm
  • Cascade Performing Arts 1 - 2pm
  • Karaoke Finals 2 - 5pm

    Other Festival Events

    Thursday, June 4th
  • Country Fair 4-9pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Carnival 4-10pm (Cheadle Lake Park)

    Friday, June 5th
  • Flower, Quilt and Art Show 1 - 4:30pm (75 E Ash)
  • Junior Parade (see details above)
  • Willamette Speedway Time Trails 2:30pm
  • Country Fair 3- 9pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Carnival 4-10pm (Cheadle Lake Park)

    Saturday, June 6th
  • Optimist's Breakfast 6- 10am, Safeway Parking Lot, S Main & Airport
  • Fitness Walk/Run (1 mile), 10am, Main and Vine Streets
  • Strawberry Run (5k), 10:30am, Main and Vine Streets
  • Build Lebanon Trails Walk, 11am, Rivercenter
  • Grand Parade, 11am (Details see above)
  • Country Fair 1- 9pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Carnival 4-10pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Flower, Quilt and Art Show 1 - 4:30pm (75 E Ash)
  • Strawberry Shortcake Served 1pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Tractor & Truck Pull 2pm (Reeves Parkway and 5th)
  • Willamette Speedway Time Trails 2:30pm
  • Willamette Speedway Races 6:00 pm
  • Fireworks at Dusk 9:30pm (Cheadle Lake Park)

    Sunday, June 7th
  • Carnival Noon-5pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Country Fair Noon - 5pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen KaLynn Alley
    2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen KaLynn Alley

    Festival Royalty of the Past
    The Lebanon Strawberry Festival is always looking for new volunteers, if you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering, please call Kristi Larsen @ 619-7272 or Janey Parson @ 990-8422.

    Registration forms may be dropped off at the Lebanon area Chamber office, brought with you the day of parade, or mailed to: Denise Johnson, Po Box 105, Halsey, Or. 97348
    The Lebanon Strawberry Festival cordially invites eligible young women to participate as a candidate in the selection process for the Lebanon Strawberry Festival Court.

    Qualifications:
    Attend school at Lebanon High School, East Linn Christian Academy, Lebanon Chapel, any Lebanon area charter school or Home Schooled with a Lebanon residence. Must be a senior in high school or have a senior ranking if home schooled. Must be at least 16 years old by January 1 of each year of the event. Complete initial application.

    The selection process consists of completing the following applications, a two-step interview and meetings to understand the requirements and benefits that being a member of the Lebanon Strawberry Court offers. Scholarships will be awarded based on eligibility and judging Coronation.

    If you have questions, please contact Janey Parson at 541 258-7369.
    Position and Name
  • Chairperson: Kristi Larsen
  • Vice Chair: Janey Parson
  • Treasurer: Janey Parson
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Advertising: Chris Kenyon
  • Coronation: Jami Cate
  • Co chair: Andrea Bruce
  • Country fair: Sean & Denise Johnson
  • Court: Rachel Lee
  • Entertainment: Peggy Bishop
  • Fireworks: Ed Hayes
  • Grand Parade: Bobbi Birch Heather Barnes
  • Historian: Rachel Lee
  • Jr. Parade: Denise Johnson & Sarah Stewart
  • Run / Walk: Rob Allen
  • Shortcake: Cindy Ongers
  • Site: Rob Parson & Sean Johnson
  • Souvenirs: Kristi Larsen
  • Sponsorships: Janey Parson
  • Parking: VVA
  • Assoc. Pres.: Gary Dobrkovsky

    For more information contact: Bobbi Birch - Grand Parade Co-Chairman, 517 Morton St., Lebanon, OR. 97355.

    * -Picture thanks to Lebanon Express

    Official Web Site of the 100th Lebanon Strawberry Festival

  • Month of:

    MAY 2009

    Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair and NW Champion Sheep Dog Trials



    Pictures from our Live Local 2007 Broadcast from the Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair and NW Champion Sheep Dog Trails in Scio



    {left} Kids eating Hotdogs and snacks during the Sterling Savings Customer Appreciation BBQ
    {Right} Jim Willhight broadcasting live from the event, which was sponsored by the main sponsor, Sterling Savings Bank.




    {below} Fun and Sunshine in Scio at the Sterling Savings Bank Parking Lot with Manager Jeff Street heading up the crack hotdog cooking team.
    Click on the images to left and above for a slightly larger version of the picture.

    Sorry picture from Shelly Garrett's Cell Phone (thanks Shel). I (webmaster Jim) forgot mine.

    Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair
    and Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trails

    Thursday May 14 - Sunday, May 17th, 2009

    Scio, Oregon
    Thursday, May 14, 2009
    Carnival will be here Thursday through Saturday at the Scio High School parking lot - This event is sponsored by Bi-Mart and the Scio Lamb & Wool Fair.

  • Thursday opening time is 3:00 pm
  • Friday opening time is 2:00 pm
  • Saturday opening time is noon

    Friday, May 15, 2009
    Sunrise to Sundown: Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials, Harmony J.A.C.K. Farms at 41154 Ridge Drive, Scio, Oregon

    Noon - 11:30pm: Fairgrounds will have vendors, food, and games

    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Quilt Show, entries accepted Middle School gym

    3:00 - 5:00 pm: Fiber Arts entries accepted Scio High School Gym

    3:00 - 5:00 pm: All Breed Fleece Show, entries accepted Scio High School Gym

    5:30 pm: Judging of Quilts

    5:30 pm: Cruise In Begins, Main Street

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: FFA Chicken BBQ Dinner, at the fairgrounds. Proceeds go to support student FFA activities

    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Street Dance, Fairgrounds

    Saturday, May 16, 2009

    7:00 - 10:00 am, IOOF Hall Sheepherders' Breakfast

    Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials continue sunup to sundown at Harmony J.A.C.K. Farms located at 41154 Ridge Drive, Scio, Oregon.

    Musical and Entertainment on the fairgrounds 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Millersburg Overdrive band Lee Highway. The hot sounds of this country band will be sure to set your toes a tapping.

    Fairground activities 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Food booths open at 8:00 am Vendors open at 9:00 am

    FFA Chicken BBQ, at the fairgrounds from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on the fairgrounds featuring chicken, salad and other treats.

    Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at City Hall

    All Breed Fleece Show and Sale, Entries accepted between 8:00 am and 10:00 am at Scio High School gym Show and judging begins at 10:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm Sale begins after judging is completed

    Flower Show, Entries accepted between 8:00 am and 10:00 am at the Middle School gym Show opens to the public after the parade until 5:00 pm in the Middle School gym

    Quilt Show open after the parade until 5:00 p.m. at the Middle School gym

    11:00am: Grand Parade. Late registration begins at 8:30 am. Judging begins at 10:00 am. 1580 KGAL's Radio Ray will be the announcer for the event. This year's Grand Marshal is Don Shindler and the event's Honored Citizen is Glen Clayton.

    Pet Show begins 1:00 pm lamb show arena. Bring your pets to the arena and have some fun. There are categories for almost every pet. (Please no cats)

    2:30 pm: oat Show registration. Lamb Show Arena, weigh-in begins

    4:00 pm goat show starts

    Fiber Arts Show Entries for fiber arts show accepted between 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Fiber arts demonstrations at the Scio High School from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

    Forestry Competition, starts at 1:00 pm at Scio High School. The competition is open to the public. Stop by the high school and watch the competition.

    Musical and Entertainment on the fairgrounds
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Stayton Self Defense Martial Arts Demonstration
  • 10:45 - 11:00 Jacob Duncan, Didgeridoo
  • 11:00 - 12:00 MAIN STREET PARADE
  • 12:00 - 1:15 Joe Stoddard Band
  • 1:30 - 2:15 The Molly Malone Irish Dancers
  • 2:30 - 3:45 Joe Stoddard Band
  • 4:00 - 5:00 The Oregon Raptor Center Presentation
  • 5:00 - 6:30 Sure Fire country

    Sunday, May 17, 2009

    Lamb Trot, The 7K race begins at 9:00 am, the 3K event starts 5 minutes later. Entry fees are $15 with T-shirt order, $10.00 without. All proceeds benefit Jesse's Grant to help a disabled teen athlete.

    Scio Senior Class Duck Race 12:00 noon

    Sheepherders' Breakfast, 7:00 - 10:00 am, IOOF Hall

    Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials continue at Harmony J.A.C.K. Farms at 41154 Ridge Drive, Scio, Oregon

    Fairgrounds will have vendors, food, and games from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Lamb Show registration begins at 8:00 am and the show at 9:30 am

    Jackpot Lamb Show registration begins at 10:00 am and the Jackpot Show follows the Lamb Show

    Quilt Show, open from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Middle School gym

    Flower Show, open from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Middle School gym. Entries may be picked up between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm

    Fiber Arts Show, open from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Scio High School Entries may be picked up from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    All Breed Fleece Show, open from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Fleeces may be picked up from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Shari's Kids' Pie Eating contest, 1:00 pm at the fairgrounds

    Sheepskin Revue, 5:00 pm in the ZCBJ Hall


  • Upstairs Downtown Tour: Downtown Albany.

    The annual Upstairs Downtown Tour will take place on May 2, 2008 from 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Once again a there will be a few lofts new to the tour. Lofts will be marked with white balloons at the entrances and a list of addresses will be available at the information table.

    A new feature to the tour this year is a wine walk sponsored by the Albany Rotary Club. Some of the Willamette Valley's most popular wineries will be featured.

    There will be a charge for the wine walk so please check back for updated information as we get closer to the event.

    Call 541-928-2469.


    Santiam ChristianAuction: Saturday May 2 (5pm), Santiam Christian School, Adair Village, OR. It's Santiam Christian Schools 29th Annual Fund Raising Auction.

    Month of:

    APRIL 2009

  • Denim and Diamond: Saturday, April 25th, Corvallis, OR. Dinner Fundraiser featureuing Raffle.

    This is a fund raiser for Trillium Children's Farm Home.



    Procession of the Species Celebration: Saturday, April 25th, 11am, Historic Downtown Albany. free, 541-928-3040



    LBCC Film Series: Travel At The Tripp - Postcards from Italy ~ Steve McCurdy- Sunday, April 26, 2009, 2:00 pm , 2:00 pm ~ Linn Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd, Albany.

    Postcards from Italy is a fascinating combination of stories and images. It is an insider's look at southern Italy. Travel from Sicily to mountaintop towns, from the island of Procida to the larger cities of Naples and Rome. Meet colorful people, each with a unique story to tell.

    Cost remains $7 for adults and $6 for Seniors (age 62 and older) and Students; season passports are $20. Tickets will go on sale on online and at the box office on Tuesday, October 21st.

    If you are not on our mailing list, sign up today by calling (541) 917-4531.

    Biz Expo 2009

    April 21st, 2009

    Thanks to the 1000+ who attened the 2009 Biz Expo joining us at the Live on Location Radio Broadcast
    Tuesday, April 21st starting at 11:00 am
    River Center, 3000 Santian Highway, Lebanon, OR

    Join 1580 KGAL's Valley Talk (11 to Noon) and 920 KSHO (Noon on) from the event organized by the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Valley Talk's Average Guy's Investment Talk Show with John Gibson and Jim Willhight on location from 11:06 to Noon on 1580 KGAL.

    Then host Jim Willhight will man the live broadcast booth on sister station Unforgettable 920 KSHO starting at 12 noon into the afternoon.

    Over 100 Vendors!

  • 1. State Farm
  • 2. CenturyTel
  • 3. Udell Engineering
  • 4. Les Schwab
  • 5. Linn-Co Federal CU
  • 6. Pre-Paid Legal
  • 7. Mama Linda's
  • 8. Linn Lanes
  • 9. Express Employment Professionals
  • 10. Pendle Excavating
  • 11. Ridgeway Butte
  • 12. L& R Windows
  • 13. KXPC 103.7FM
  • 14. MyKeyWeb.com
  • 15. Pampered Chef
  • 16. Bo-Macks BBQ Restaurant
  • 17. Xtreme Grafx
  • 18. Xtreme Grafx
  • 19. SelecTemp Employment Services
  • 20. Pacific Crest Mortgage
  • 21. Lebanon New Business Generation
  • 22. Scentsy Candles
  • 23. Briese Concrete
  • 24. Citizen's Bank
  • 25. Paul's Computers
  • 26. Minuteman Press
  • 27. Gift Baskets by Berlee's Fancies
  • 28. Campagna
  • 29. Caboodle Cartridge
  • 30. Myra's Cookies
  • 31. Mutual of Omaha
  • 32. Umpqua Bank
  • 33. TM Janitors
  • 34. New Horizons
  • 35. Central Willamette CU
  • 36. Costco
  • 37. The Oaks of Lebanon
  • 38. AJ Internet
  • 39. Partners for Progress
  • 40. Springbank Farm
  • 41. LBCC Business & Employment
  • 42. YTB Travel
  • 42b. U1st Financial
  • 43. Phoenix Inn
  • 44. Bridge Creek
  • 45. Oil Can Henry's
  • 46. Country Financial
  • 47. AdvoCare
  • 48. Linn Co. Fair & Expo Center
  • 49. LBCC - Lebanon
  • 50. OSU Fedeal CU
  • 51. Pregnancy Alternative Center
  • 52. Mallard Creek Golf Course
  • 53. Willamette Valley Rehab. Center
  • 54. Dailey Health
  • 55. Aspree Travel
  • 56. Lebanon Community Hospital
  • 57. Denilass Tax Preparation
  • 58. Office Furniture Concepts
  • 59. Lebanon Community Hospital
  • 60. Century Fields
  • 61. Build Lebanon Trails
  • 62. Willamette Community Bank
  • 63. Sears
  • 64. Reece & Associates
  • 65. Town & Country
  • 66. Mane Event
  • 67. Mane Event
  • 68. Barker Uerlings Insurance
  • 69. Best Heating & Cooling
  • 70. Willamette Manor
  • 71. Adair Homes
  • 72. Peak Internet
  • 73. Affordable Dog Grooming
  • 74. Lebanon Community Foundation
  • 75. US Bank
  • 76. Servco
  • 77. Lebanon Aquatic Center
  • 78. GiGi Hill
  • 80. Lebanon Habitat ReStore
  • 81. Bason Sign
  • 82. Holiday Inn Express
  • 83. Simply Elegant
  • 84. Marquis At Home
  • 85. Reliant Communication
  • 86. Gordon Financial
  • 87. Santiam Place
  • 88. Mrs. B's
  • 89. Farmers Insurance - Dave Wagner
  • 90. Willamette Luthern Retirement Comm.
  • 91. American Cancer Society
  • 92. Hidden Treasures
  • 93. Pride Printing
  • 94. Premier Floor Covering
  • 95. Willamette Speedway
  • 98. Best of Times
  • 99. Mid-Valley Newspapers
  • 100. Oregon National Guard
  • 101. Lebanon Boys & Girls Club
  • 106. KGAL AM1520
  • 108. Willamette Speedway Car
  • 110. Farmers Insurance
  • 111. Karen Hartsook
  • 112. Farmers Insurance
  • 113. Karen Hartsook
  • 121. Pendle Excavating
  • 122 Lebanon Airport
  • 123. Lebanon Airport
  • 124. Lebanon Strawberrians
  • 125. Linn County Sheriff
  • 126. Lebanon New Car Dealers

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  • Entertainment

    Matt's Entertainment

  • 11:00 AM Jeopardy by Matt¦s Entertainment
  • 11:45 AM Fashion Show, Simply Elegant Bridal Boutique
  • 12:30 PM Keith Burnstine, Guitar and Vocals
  • 1:15 PM Kings Daughters Quartet
  • 2:00 PM Karaoke by Matt's Entertainment
  • 2:45 PM Fashion Show, Simply Elegant Bridal Boutique
  • 3:30 PM Kings Daughters Quarter
  • 4:15 PM Sly Society Hip Hop Troop-Albany Dance Academy
  • 5:00 PM Name That Tune-


  • Country Lifestyle Experience

    Friday April 10 - Saturday, April 11, 2009

    Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Albany, Oregon

    Some Seminar Topics Will Include ~

  • Saving Energy and Renewable Energy Sources on Your Property
  • Pastured Poultry Production
  • Keeping a Poultry Flock
  • Composting/Mud Management
  • Weed Management
  • Wells and Septic Systems
  • Marketing Products on Your Small Farm
  • American Livestock Breeds Conservancy Chicken Breeder Selection Clinic

    Animal Exhibits:
    See Alpacas, Jacob Sheep, Kathadin Hair Sheep, Nigerian Dwarf Goats and more.

    More details soon!



  • Build Lebanon Trails (BLT)

    Build Lebanon Trails, ( BLT ), Lebanon, Oregon

    Community Hike *
    Where: Had Irvine Park and the Pioneer Cemetery Trails 1 & 2

    Saturday, April 11, 10:00am



  • Length of Time: 2 hours

  • Dress: Wear footwear and clothing appropriate to weather conditions
  • Pets: Well socialized and leashed dogs are allowed, but bring your own 'cleanup' gear.

    Inspired by the Vision - Dedicated to the Work

  • Build Lebanon Trails, ( BLT ), Lebanon, Oregon
    Ground Breaking Ceremony
    Hike sponsors:

    Samaritan Health Services, the City of Lebanon, NewsTalk 1580 KGAL, Linn Co Federal Credit Union, Economy Supply, Unforgettable 920 KSHO radio, MyKeyWeb and the many dedicated BLT volunteers.

    For More Information, Contact Mark Swenson, (541) 258-4287.



    Month of:

    MARCH 2009

    Oregon 150 Anniversary: Historic Carousel Art Studio and Museum

    Tuesday, March 24 through Saturday, March 28, 10a- 4pm. Historic Carousel Art Studio and Museum, 503 First W. Children of all ages learn about the history of the American Carousel and visit the studio and museum. Children's table with coloring pages all week long. Regular Hours: Monday - Saturday 10-4pm. Museum portion closed Monday. Admission is Free. (541) 791-3340

    Monteith House Museum Second Annual Pioneer Day Camp

    Friday, March 27, 10:30am - 12noon, Monteith House Museum, 518 2nd Ave SW, The Monteith House is hosting its Second Annual Pioneer Day Camp for children five years and up. Children will take part in churning butter, making corn bread, playing pioneer games, going on a tour of Albany's first frame house, and other pioneer activities. Please contact the Albany Visitors Association to reserve your child's spot. Due to limited space, there is a limit of 15 children. Parents are welcome to join their child in this experience. The Monteith House Museum is open during the summer season, for special events and by arrangement through the Albany Visitors Association. (541) 928-0911

    LBCC Film Series: Travel At The Tripp - The Other Side of Mexico ~ Fran Reidelberger.

    Sunday, March 29, 2009, 2:00 pm ~ Linn Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd, Albany, OR.

    The central highlands from Mexico City to Colima are known to savvy travelers as the "Land of Eternal Spring". Filmmakers Fran and Brooke Reidelberger explore this special part of our southern neighbor far from the daily headlines. Ancient Aztec ruins, colonial silver towns, modern retirement meccas for adventurous gringos, colorful markets older than America, the real Tequila, arts and crafts, festivals, rodeos, "dancing" dogs, volcanoes, and butterfly heaven at 11,000 feet. All of this, plus the incredible people are part of The Other Side of Mexico.
    Programming Update

    Northwest Horse Fair & Expo 2009

    Join us at the 10th Annual Northwest Horse Fair & Expo

    Friday March 20 to Sunday, March 22, 2009
    Linn Co. Fair & Expo Center, Albany, OR

    Join 1580 KGAL and 920 KSHO for a Live On Location Broadcast Saturday, March 21st from 10am to 1pm on Unforgettable 920 KSHO and NewsTalk 1580 KGAL.
    Programming Update

    The Horse Show's Rick Lamb will join us on Valley Talk, Tuesday March 17th at 11:30am.

    Programming Update

    Celebrating 10 Years with "Extreme" Pride!

    "Extreme Entertainment", "Extreme Fun", "Extremely Equine"....all could describe the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, presented by SilverLite Trailers, March 20 through 22, 2009 at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon. Headlining the event are Craig Cameron's Extreme Cowboy Race Ô and the Extreme Mustang Makeover, presented by the Mustang Heritage Foundation.


    "We anticipate a dynamic weekend with these two "Extreme" events that will kick off our 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo", said John Cloe, event promoter. "We've brought back Craig Cameron's Extreme Cowboy Race by popular demand.

    This rootin' tootin' fast-paced competition, features 36 cowboys and cowgirls competing for $7,200 in cash prizes. Watch as we stretch the limits of competitors and horses, as they show off their horsemanship abilities, ranch skills, speed and finesse... always with extra fun to boot!", Cloe said. "This competition will have you on the edge of your seat! There's a reason they call it Extreme! "


    The other "Extremely Entertaining" event is the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition, debuting for the first time in the northwestern United States. Trainers chosen from applications to the Mustang Heritage Foundation, receive their wild mustangs and have 90 days to train and prepare them for the Extreme Mustang Makeover competition.

    In a total of 3 competitive classes at the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, the 30 trainers will first show off their mustang's training "In Hand" through groundwork, trailer loading and obstacle patterns. The "Horse Course" will spotlight riding and handling skills, followed by a "Freestyle Contest" designed to highlight the mustang's best talents.

    The top 10 mustangs and trainers from these 3 classes will compete in the Finals, before all horses become available for adoption through competitive bidding, on Saturday, at the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo. According to Kali Mullins, spokesperson for the Mustang Heritage Foundation, "All of our events have had a 100% success rate of adoption at an average of $1200 per horse!" Come and root for your favorite mustang, bid on it, buy it, and take it home!


    Northwest Horse Fair & Expo goers can get a peek at these 2 "Extreme" competitions, starting at 4pm on Thursday, March 19, as Round 1 of the Extreme Cowboy Race and Round 1 of the Extreme Mustang Makeover kick off the weekend fun! Admission Thursday is $10/person for the 2 "Extreme" events. Cash only accepted at the gate; no advance purchased tickets accepted on Thursday.


    In addition to the "Extreme" Entertainment at the event, a full line-up of world-class clinicians and trainers will provide daily clinics, including international coaches and riders and equine experts with extensive riding and training experience. The stars include: Craig Cameron featuring daily Ride Smart clinics; Kay Meredith spotlighting Dressage; Linda Allen, presenting daily Hunter/Jumper clinics; Peggy Brown conducting Centered Riding and Centered Driving clinics; Steve Rother offering Horsemanship Without Limits; and TV and Radio host and author Rick Lamb providing a series of horsemanship lectures.


    "We're extremely proud to present the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, and have seen our event grow over the past 10 years, drawing people from as far away as Alaska!", said Cloe. "This family event provides the best in equine entertainment and education plus some super shopping deals, for horse owners and horse lovers."


    A large trade show, filling two buildings, will offer an "Extremely" wide array of products and services for horse and farm enthusiasts. Fantastic shopping awaits with show deals on horse trailers, and rows of booths filled with equipment and clothing for rider and horse, equine and farm products, feed, artwork, gifts and much more!


    The Breed Showcase and Stallion Review will represent the full spectrum of horses in all colors and sizes. Massive Black Friesians and tiny miniature horses will run the gamut of equine....from one "Extreme" to the other!


    Sunday at the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo is "LMF Feed Youth Day". Admission is free that day for Pony Club and 4-H members, 18 year of age and under, who show their current club ID at the entrance gate.
    Advance tickets for the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo are $10 per day for adults and $5 per day for children aged 6 to 12. Tickets at the gate are $12 per day for adults and $6 per day for children 6 to 12; children 5 and under get in free. Cash only at the gate. Advance tickets go on sale mid-January, throughout Oregon and Washington. Advance ticket sales end Thursday March 19 at store closing time.


    For more information on the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, go to www.equinepromotions.net, email jjcloe@equinepromotions.net or call 765-655-2107.


    Sponsors for the 2009 Northwest Fair and Expo include: the presenting sponsor, SilverLite Trailers; Beelart Embroidery; Coastal Farm and Ranch; LMF Feed; Purina Mills, LLC; and Northwest Rider, the official publication for the Northwest Fair and Expo.


    No pets are allowed at the Northwest Fair and Expo, and videotaping of any event by the public is prohibited.
    Children's Performing Arts Series: The Magic Teakettle- Saturday, March 14, 10am, Linn Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd, Albany, 541-917-7777, free.

    In the Morinji temple in ancient Japan, a monk cleans up an old teakettle and places it on the fire when suddenly it sprouts a tail, a head and four legs of a Tanuki (a racoon like animal). Frightened by the strange transformation he sells the teakettle to a poor junk woman. She discovers it is a teakettle of good luck. Together they create a theatre where the "Magic Teakettle of Good Luck" entertains and delights audiences with tricks and the Cherry Blossom Dance.

    Programming Update

    East Linn Christian Academy Annual Auction

    Join us for the 24th Annual East Linn Christian Academy Auction (ELCA), Saturday, March 14th.

    Live on Location Radio Broadcast on Unforgettable 920 KSHO brought to you by Willamette Community Bank

    Our broadcast will air live on 920 KSHO from the Gym at ELCA from 8 - 11am the morning of the auction.
    Willamette Community Bank

    Below pictures mixes of the live event as broadcast from 2008 from location on our sister station 920 KSHO.

  • (top) Wide Angle Picture of auction floor from Gym Seats
  • (left center)- antique mirror and chest
  • (center)- Man perusing auction catalog in comfort
  • (right center top)- Prize Package Display (top)
  • (right center bottom)- Quilt
    Picture Mix of shots from 920 KSHO Remote from 2008 East Linn Christian Academy (ELCA) Auction
  • (Bottom left)- Deserts and goodies for sale | (Bottom right)- auction items

    Download Free Mp3 of Radio Broadcast

    You can download the entire broadcast of the 2008 event with Jim Willhight and Bill Diamond spinning the Greatest Music of All Time. This was a live, on location three-hour broadcast from location as aired on sister station Unforgettable 920 KSHO.

    [High Quality- 64 Mb file]
    [Medium Quality 32 Mb file]

    (below) Picture mix of the Chicken BBQ Cooking Processes. Approximately 200 chickens were on the grill. Note the heavy smoke, which drifted into the ARC Gym where we were broadcasting live. It was even smokier than the camera captured. That's a lot of chicken!
    Picture Mix of shots from 920 KSHO Remote from 2008 East Linn Christian Academy (ELCA) Auction Mix of pictures from ELCA 2008 Auction BBQ Dinner Preparation by Jim Willhight. Web Programming and Image composition by Willhight Programming and Web Services.




    Build Lebanon Trails (BLT)

    Build Lebanon Trails, ( BLT ), Lebanon, Oregon

    Community Hike
    Mark's Slough Trails 1 & 2

    Saturday, March 14, 10:00am-12:30pm

  • Degree of Difficulty: Degree of Difficulty EASY: Mostly Even Terrain

  • Length of Time: 2 hours (@ 1 mph)

  • Length: 2 miles
  • Surface: Gravel, Dirt, Sidewalk
  • Dress: Wear footwear and clothing appropriate to weather conditions
  • Pets: Well socialized and leashed dogs are allowed, but bring your own 'cleanup' gear.

    Inspired by the Vision - Dedicated to the Work

  • Build Lebanon Trails, ( BLT ), Lebanon, Oregon
    Ground Breaking Ceremony
    Join us in walking the first completed section of Lebanon's trail system, and see the progress made on Marks Slough Trail 2!

    Hike Meeting Location & Parking From S. Main St travel East on Wheeler past the Water Treatment Plant. Parking is provided on the East side of the road. on to the parking area.
    City of Lebanon Maintenance Services Division Manager Rod Sell and BLT volunteers will provide information about the development of the trail and how this trail is an intricate part of the overall BLT trail system.

    Hike sponsors:

    Samaritan Health Services, the City of Lebanon, NewsTalk 1580 KGAL, Linn Co Federal Credit Union, Economy Supply, Unforgettable 920 KSHO radio, MyKeyWeb and the many dedicated BLT volunteers.

    For More Information, Contact Mark Swenson, (541) 258-4287.



    Linn and Benton County Lincoln Day Dinner- Saturday, March 14th, at the Teen Challenge Willamette Valley Training Center, 31700 Fayetteville Drive, located in Shedd, Oregon.

    Linn and Benton County Republicans are getting ready to celebrate two important events on Saturday, March 14th, at the Teen Challenge Willamette Valley Training Center, 31700 Fayetteville Drive, located in Shedd, Oregon. An invitation is being extended to you to join them for a wonderful, fun-filled patriotic celebration of the Bicentennial of Republican President Abraham Lincoln's birth, (1809-2009) and the Sesquicentennial of Oregon's Statehood, (1859-2009). The presenting of the colors followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star Spangled Banner will officially start the evening.

    This is a fund raising event for the two Republican Committees. The funds raised will go towards support of candidates in upcoming elections, community service projects, and general upkeep of Republican year-round headquarters. The evening will begin with a social hour at 5:00 PM followed by a sit down dinner with a choice of entrée, beverage, and a tantalizing dessert. The Teen Challenge Choir will perform patriotic music, which will stir your heart. Reece Hrizuk, (Auctioneer), promises to bring fun and frivolity to the oral and silent auctions of the evening. Reece will be assisted by Miss Oregon USA and Miss Oregon Teen USA.

    Special guest speakers, U.S. Representative Greg Walden and Oregon House Republican Leader Bruce Hanna, will be the highlight of the evening. Both gentlemen are highly revered by their Oregon Republican base as being motivators and advocates for the beliefs and foundation of the party.

    Tickets are $30.00 per person or $225.00 for a table of 8. RSVP is needed by March 6, 2009, as there is limited seating. .

    Click on http://www.orgsites.com/or/bentoncrw/inv09d.pdf for event invitation, directions and response form.

    CONTACT INFORMATION FOR TICKETS AND AUCTION:
    Deborah Barrett (Sweet Home), Linn County 1- 541-818-0171
    Nancy Patton (Sweet Home) 1- 541-409-4276
    Stella Guenther, Benton County 1- 541-929-5382
    Benton County Republican Headquarters 1- 541-754-9155

    A Cappella in Albany Finals Concert with Rezonate! - March 14, 2008 7:00pm, Linn Benton CC at the Russell Tripp Performance Center, Tickets $5.00. Concert will include the top two choirs from the days festival, as eell as a performance by the a cappella ensemble Rezonate. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from South Albany or West Albany High Schools' main offices. Schools are coming from all over the state to compete: Crater, Seaside, St. Helens, Central Linn, Willamette, Jefferson, West Albany, and South Albany High Schools.

    6th Annual Pink Ribbon Tea: Sunday, March 15, 2009 1:30pm, Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Avenue NW, Albany. To benefit the Breast & Cervical Cancer Coalition's Free Mammogram and Education Programs in Linn, Benton & Lincoln counties.

    A Frivolous Event for a Fabulous Cause. It's a Delightful 5-course high tea with specialties from tearooms, chocolatiers, bakeries, restaurants and caterers throughout the Mid-valley.

    Also Society Hat Show and Competition: Red Hats - Pink Hats - Society Hats - Wild Hats, Sponsored by Keepsake Photography ~ Albany and Louise-Annette Burgess – Independent Mary Kay Director,

    Silent Auction with A fun selection of tempting items... Bed & Breakfast stays, Teatime at Tearooms from the Valley to the Coast, pampering baskets, art and more!

    $20 per person ~ Advance Sale Only. Limited Seating ~ Early Reservations Strongly Recommended. Call to reserve individually, for your chapter or group. Tickets On Sale Now. Email lise@pinkribbontea.org or call (541) 905-2908 Willamette Valley Concert Band Concert: Vive La France. Sunday, March 8 at 3 pm in the Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall on the campus of Linn Benton Community College 6500 Pacific Blvd, Albany.

    The Willamette Valley Concert Band will present their annual winter concert "Vive la France" on Sunday, March 8 at 3 pm in the Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall on the campus of Linn Benton Community College south of Albany. The concert will feature a wide variety of music written by French composers or music about France.


    Featured soloists will be soprano Gale Hazel, from Corvallis, who will sing Seguidilla and Habenera from Bizet's opera Carmen and baritone Peter Butler, from Lebanon, who will sing The Toreador Song from Carmen. The two vocalists will also team together to sing selections from the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast. Both singers are well-known in the Willamette Valley as vocalists for classical and popular concerts and as members of the Corvallis Repertory Singers. Also featured as soloist will be flutist Melanie Sorenson, from Corvallis, who will play Concertino by Chaminade. She is a well-known flute teacher in Corvallis.


    Other selections on the program will include: Suite Francaise by Darius Milhaud, Ballet Parisien by Jacques Offenbach, American in Paris by George Gershwin, Le Chasseresses from the ballet Sylvia by Leo Delibes, Fanfare from La Péri by Paul Dukas, Marche Écossaise by Claude Debussy, Montmartre March by Haydn Wood and several French marches.


    General admission tickets for $8 go on sale after Feb. 13 at Mid-Valley Gems and Jewelry in Albany, Gracewinds Music in Corvallis, Stainthorps Music in Lebanon, LBCC box office and will be available at the door. School age children admitted free with paid adult admission.


    The Willamette Valley Concert Band, a community ensemble based in Albany, has been performing in the mid-Willamette Valley since 1970. The approximately 60 musicians range in age from teens to late 70's from the Willamette Valley communities of Albany, Corvallis, Independence, Jefferson, Keizer, Lebanon, Monmouth, Salem and Silverton. Conductor of the band for 37 years is Western Oregon University Emeritus Director of Bands, Dr. Richard Sorenson. Sponsors of the concert are Russell and Duffy Tripp from Albany.


    For further information go to www.wvcband.org. or call director Sorenson at 503-838-3474.


    Month of:

    FEBRUARY 2009

    Children's Performing Arts Series: Bill Mitchell Magic- Saturday, February 28, 10am, Linn Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd, Albany, 541-917-7777, free.

    When my first son was only about a year old, I would make objects vanish and reappear, much to his delight. By the time he was 3 years old, my technique was no longer sufficient to keep him entertained, so I began a serious study of magic (or, as my wife would call it, an obsession).

    I was fortunate to live among some of the finest sleight-of-hand artists in the world, and they generously shared their wealth of knowledge, as well as their philosophy of magic. In the past 15 years, I have spent thousands of hours studying and practicing.

    This mastery of technique allows me to perform with confidence and ease, and also frees me to interact and have fun with my audience.

    As a professional performer, my job is to make you look good, and a large part of that is treating every guest with respect and kindness. In a cynical and often ho-hum world, I can recreate the simple joy of being amazed. Let me do it for you... just for fun.

    Join us on-line for a Special Live, On Location Broadcast from the Mennonite Village's Lakeshore Room

    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon
    Tuesday, February 17, 2009


    Join us for this archive of our live broadcast on 1580 KGAL from 11:06 am - Noon for Valley Talk on location at the Village.
    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon

    Past Mennonite Village Web Page Links

  • 60 Year Celebration 2007 Event Pictures, Resident Interviews, Radio Commercials, Live Broadcast Details, and information on the Mennonite Village.
  • During Valley Talk one of the topics we will cover is the Mennonite Village's presentation of the Best Friends™ approach to caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease and/or related dementia.

    The two-day workshop will be lead by Mary Scott, Administrator of Lydia’s House at Mennonite Village . The workshop is beneficial for family members, home care providers, facility caregivers, state workers, respite workers, social workers, and anyone who has experienced the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in their lives.

    The first three courses of the six-course workshop will be conducted Saturday, February 21, 9:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m., at Mennonite Village Chapel, 5353 Columbus Street S.E., Albany, Oregon. The remaining three courses will be held in the same location Monday, February 23, from 3:00-8:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per individual or $100 per facility. Mennonite Village employees may attend at no cost. For information and class reservations, please contact Mary Scott, (541) 928-7232, ext. 407 or email Mary.


    Monteith House Celebratation of Oregon's 150th Birthday. Saturday, February 14, special activities celebrating Oregon's 150th Birthday are being scheduled at the Monteith House and the Albany Regional Museum including carriage rides, displays, music, food and more. Contact the Albany Visitor's Association, 541-928-0911 .

    Learn Something New Day. Saturday, March 14. Downtown Albany. Free introductory classes will be offered by ten or more downtown businesses. Times are 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. Watch for the complete schedule of classes coming soon. Call 541-928-2469.

    Children's Performing Art Series: Bobs & Lolo Saturday, February 14th, 10,00am. Linn Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd, Albany, 541-917-7777, free. are dedicated to connecting children to the natural world through music, movement and make-believe. With the creation of shows and products designed to engage, inspire and educate, Bobs & Lolo teach kids to care about themselves, their neighbors and the planet. Since debuting as Bobs & Lolo in 2003, Robyn and Lorraine have been capturing the hearts and minds of children, parents and educators alike. They regularly perform at schools, children's festivals, community events and private functions.

    Cupid's Cowboy Challenge Rough Stock Rodeo, Saturday, Feb 14, 2009, 7:30pm, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, OR, 541-895-5335

    Downtown Valentine's Bonanza- From January 26 - February 13 you may sign up with participating downtown merchants displaying a special poster to win a giant Valentine's package including a bed and breakfast stay, dinner at a fabulous downtown restaurant, flowers, handmade chocolates, movie passes and gift certificates from nearly two dozen downtown merchants. The drawing will be on February 13 and the winner will be notified by phone. Call 541-928-2469.

    Month of:

    JANUARY 2009

    2008 Annual John Harris Crab Festival, Saturday, January 31, 2009, 3pm - 8pm, Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St, Albany, $, 541-223-3553. Rotary Club of Greater Albany.

    LBCC Film Series: Travel At The Tripp - Sunday, January 25, 2009, 2:00 pm ~ The Real World of New Zealand ~ Rick Howard.

    New Zealand has been called the most beautiful place on Earth. These two large and spectacular islands are located just over twelve hundred miles off the eastern coast of Australia. We will visit the city of Auckland on the north island. Jet boats, bungee jumping, paragliding, soaring, trekking, fishing and scuba diving are popular sports of New Zealand.

    The south island is colder and much less populated, but has breathtaking scenery. You'll see close-ups of huge glaciers and winding roads through picturesque mountains. Whether on land, in the air, or under the sea, New Zealand has it all and you'll experience it all!
    Children's Performing Art Series: JuggleMania! with Rhys Thomas, Saturday, January 24th, 10am, Linn Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd, Albany, 541-917-7777, free.

    Rhys Thomas teaches Newtonian physics using circus tricks. He has done this for over a decade for such venues as The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; a world-wide television broadcast from AT&T Bell Labs; and science museums nationwide. A former Junior High School teacher, Rhys decided he'd rather juggle knives. He couldn't cut out teaching, however, so he created "The Science Circus" - an exploration of Newtonian physics through circus arts. "Gollyology" is the sequel to "Science Circus.


    American Cancer Society Relay For Life 2009 (Lebanon) Organizational Meeting- January 23rd from 6:30-8:00 pm at the IOOF Lodge, 20 Ash St., Lebanon.

    The American Cancer Society would like to invite individuals who want to honor cancer survivors and caregivers or pay tribute to those who have lost their battle with cancer to join its Relay For Life of the Lebanon Area.

    The Relay For Life Kick Off is where anyone - families, caregivers, cancer survivors, schools, companies, etc., get together to kick off annual Relay For Life activities.

    The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where teams camp out, eat, dance and take turns walking around a track relay style to raise funds to fight cancer.

    At night fall, participants will lights hundreds of luminaria around the track in a moving ceremony to honor cancer survivors as well as friends and family members lost to the disease. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

    The 5th Annual Relay For Life of the Lebanon Area is scheduled for June 26th, 2009 beginning at 10:00 am at the Lebanon High School track.

    To join Relay For Life contact Darlynn Roe, Event Chair @ 541.990.4300 or Matti Butler, Team Recruitment Chair @ 541.905.4027 or visit our website.



    Mid-Winter Square Dance Festival: Friday, January 23 - Sunday, January 25, 2009. Willamette Event Center, Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, OR., free, 541-953-2147

    Keep Lebanon Open for Business Chili Feed and Forum: Thursday, January 22nd, Santiam Place, Lebanon, OR.

    You will enjoy all you can eat chili and cornbread as well as outstanding desserts provided by the bankers and real estate brokers of Lebanon. You will also get a chance to hear about the exciting changes happening in Lebanon and have an opportunity to voice your opinions and give us your ideas for the direction you want Lebanon to move in the coming years. Sponsored by Partners for Progress, your Lebanon downtown association. Visit our web site at www.lebanondowntown.org for complete details or give me a call at 451-4345 for more information.


    Albany Civic Theater: Forever Plaid: Friday, January 9 - Saturday, January 17th. Albany Civic Theater, 111 W. First Ave, Albany, OR.

    This play by Stuart Ross; Music Continuity and Arrangements by James Raitt directed by Lisa Bell Sramek. Performances: January 9, 10, 11(m), 15, 16, 17, 2009.

    The four Plaids - clean-cut, eager, charming and musically gifted - are on their way to their first big show when their '54 Mercury collides with a busload of schoolgirls en route to the first Beatles concert in America - ending their career (and their lives) before it begins. Now, thanks to the miracle of the stage, they're back - to give the performance that never was. Close harmony, clever patter and captivating characters bring to life such memorable musical hits of the 1950s as "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Moments to Remember," "Cry," and "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing." Suitable for the whole family.



    Note: This show has a limited, two-weekend run, so buy your tickets as soon as they go on sale!

    Cub Scout Lock In

    Friday, January 16th (6pm) -
    Saturday, January 17, 2008 (7am)
    Willamette Event Center
    Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR


    This is the 15th annual event and is expected to draw 1200+ youngsters, parents, and community volunteers. Over the course of the past few years it has quickly become the highest attended and favorite event of the local Cub Scouts and their families.

    Picture an all night slumber party filled with games, competitions, sports activities, music, demonstrations, hobbies, cultural displays, spiritual emphasis, and lots and lots of FUN! Boys have an opportunity to develop interests and skills that may lead to hobbies and life long interests.

    The activities are continuous, ending with a giant pizza feast, and all night "G" rated movies played on projection screens placed throughout the building.


    For more information: Eric or Tina Harrison, 541) 259-4491 teeharrison@comcast.net.

    Thanks to all than joined us on location and on the radio for the Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) Bus Tour and Live Radio Broadcast

    Saturday, January 10th, 9:30am - 12:30 pm
  • Start/End: Lebanon Community Hospital

  • Bus Departs at 10:00am

  • Degree of Difficulty: EASY

  • Bus Ride Length of Time / Miles: 2-2.5 hours / 20 mile by bus

  • Surface - Gravel, Dirt, Sidewalk

  • Wear footwear and clothing appropriate to weather conditions

  • Space is limited! RSVP at 258-4287

    BLT is offering a free bus tour of the 50 miles of proposed trail to be developed in Lebanon. This is your opportunity to view these sites, as well as receive in depth information about this exciting community project.

  • Live "From the Bus" Radio Broadcast
    Brought to you by: Kirby and Crawford

    Join KGAL and KSHO's Jim Willhight from the Lebanon Community Hospital Parking lot, starting at 9:30am on Saturday 1/10/2009 for a live radio broadcast on KSHO and KGAL from the BLT Bus Tour. We will be broadcasting from one of the event tour buses until the conclusion of the tour at approximately 12:30pm

    Thanks to Kirby and Crawford, land surveying and civil engineering services for making the live, local radio broadcast possible.
    The tour will begin at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital and finish at the newly constructed Marks Slough Trail. The tour will be conducted by bus with a short stop at the Burkhart Creek trail allowing time to walk the trail. Rod Sell, project champion, will be aboard the bus to share information and answer questions.

    Bottled water will be available courtesy of Linn-Co Federal Credit Union. This bus tour is sponsored in part by Samaritan Health Services (SHS), the City of Lebanon, KGAL-KSHO radio, Hut Airport shuttle service and the many dedicated volunteers of BLT. Seating is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Look for the BLT signs.

    Bring a Walking Stick, Bring Binoculars, Bring a Camera, Bring Snacks, SEE YOU THERE! For more Information, Call (541) 258-4287
    Build Lebanon Trails, ( BLT ), Lebanon, Oregon Hike sponsors: Samaritan Health Services, the City of Lebanon, KGAL/KSHO radio, Linn Co Federal Credit Union, Economy Supply, MyKeyWeb and the many dedicated BLT volunteers.


    East Albany Lions Club Gun Show: Saturday, January 10, 2008, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, & Sunday, January 11, 9:00am. Santiam Building, Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, OR. Admission - $5.00 per person or $4.00 with NRA card. Phone: 541-928-7710

    Children's Performing Art Series: Chinese Acrobats., Saturday, January 10th, 10am, Linn Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd, Albany, 541-917-7777, free. Once again a new exceptional team of Chinese acrobats is here to entertain and educate. The team - three or four acrobats and an interpreter - presents an amazing, fantastic, colorful program with facts about Chinese culture, customs and school life. Whichever group you get will provide your school with an unforgettable, breathtaking experience.

    Silver Dollar Horse Show: Saturday, January 10, 2009

    Mild to Wild Motor sports Swap Meet: - Saturday, January 10, 2009, Willamette Event Center, Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, OR. Admission: $4, 12 and under free. For more information call 541-979-1024


    Month of:

    DECEMBER 2008

    Hoof n' Holler: Wednesday, December 31st, 2008, 7:30pm - 1am. Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd,. Albany. New Years Eve at the Linn County Fairgrounds. It's Professional Bull riding, a New Year Eve's Dance, The Old West Town, Mechanical Bull, Special Events all part of a New Years Eve Celebration. 541-895-5335

    Christmas Storybook Land

    Christmas Storybook Land
    Through Saturday, December 20th. Linn County Fairgrounds, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany. Mo - Fr 6 - 8:30, Sa & Su 10am-8:30pm, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, free with donation of canned food, 541-259-3025 or 541-928-1612.



    29th Annual Christmas Parlour Tour- Sunday, December 14th, 2 - 7 pm. The Albany Historic Interior Tour Committee invites you to attend their annual Christmas Parlour Tour on December 14, 2008 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 per person, Seniors and groups of 10 or more are $8 per person. Tickets may be purchased on tour day at Two Rivers Market, 250 Broadalbin St. SW. For more information call the Albany Visitor's Association at 541-928-0911.
    Holiday Movie at the Pix - Saturday, December 13, for a free holiday movie at the Pix Theatre. The movie this year is "Holiday Inn" starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. The movie starts at 2:00 pm.

    Lebanon Community Chorus Winter Concert- Tuesday, December 9th. 7pm. 3111 S. Main St, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Lebanon, 541-259-3848, www.lebanoncc.googlepages.com
    Singing Christmas Tree: Friday December 5th and Saturday, December 6th @ 7:30pm. Sunday December 7th @ 3:00pm. Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St, Sweet Home, 541-367-4639, free

    Holidays in the Park!- Saturday, December 6, 2008 (2 - 6 p.m.). Tree Lighting 5:00 p.m., Ralston Park (Park & Maple Street). Join us for the most fun of the Christmas Season at Ralston Park, Downtown Lebanon. Enjoy entertainment including a Christmas Concert by Jenni Grove.

    The Event is from 3-7 pm and we light the park up with over 100,000 lights at 5 pm. There will be food vendors and of course... SANTA CLAUS! The park remains illuminated for the whole community to enjoy all through the Christmas Season! Also Coloring Contest, Horse-drawn Carriage Rides, Locomotion Rides, Story Time, Face Painting, Crafts, Food Vendors, Entertainment and more!

    Holiday Concert at the Venetian - December 6, 2008, Venetian Theater, Historic Downtown Albany.

    They have added to our concert this year so you don't want to miss it. The West Albany High School Choir will start the show at 1:00 pm. The Carillo of Praise Hand Bell Choir will follow them. This is the first year for the hand bell choir and we're very excited they can join us. You don't need tickets, but seats are first come first served. 541-928-2469.

    Sweet Home Christmas Parade: Saturday, Dec 6, 2008, 11:00am. Long St & Chamber of Commerce, Sweet Home. Visit Santa at the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce following parade. Christmas Tree lighting @ 6:00 pm at East Linn Museum. , free, 541-367-6186

    Winters Eve Corvallis. Friday, December 5th, 5 - 10 pm. Between 2nd & 3rd at Madison, Downtown Corvallis.

    Month of:

    NOVEMBER 2008



    Fourth Annual Home for the Holidays Celebration: Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 7:00 PM, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 728 Ellsworth St SW, Albany, OR 97321

    The Fourth Annual Home for the Holidays is a community wide event for both community members and churches who wish to experience a seasonal event on Thanksgiving Eve that supports the work of the Albany Helping Hands Homeless Shelter. Everyone is invited.

    Albany Helping Hands Homeless Shelter has provided food and shelter to the homeless in Linn County for 19 years. We are well on our way to meeting our goal of owning and renovating the buildings at 615 9th Ave SE Albany.

    I want to update you on the accomplishments to date and remind you about the upcoming community wide "Fourth Annual Home for the Holidays Celebration." to support the wonderful ministry provided by Pastor Bailey at the Shelter.

    On Wednesday November 26, 2008 local pastors will bring their congregations together in a community wide prayer service which will include a community wide joint voice and bell choir presentation. Each Church will make a contribution to the poor and homeless in our community in the name of the Albany Helping Hands Homeless Shelter.

    We provide twenty-four hour/seven day per week emergency shelter and services for an average of 110 homeless people every day of the year.

  • They provide more than 51,000 meals to homeless and low income people every year.
  • They deliver support services to an average of 400 residents each year as they seek to move toward transitional and independent homes.
  • They help an average of 150 residents every year to find jobs or housing.



  • Kick Off the Holiday Season! - Saturday, November 29, Historic Downtown Albany. Children's Magic Day starts off at 11:00 am with magicians strolling and performing throughout downtown until 2:00 pm. The Downtown Twice Around Parade starts at 3:00 pm. You don't want to miss the silliest Christmas parade ever. We finish the day at 5:00 pm in the parking lot at Two Rivers Market, 250 Broadalbin St. SW with the lighting of our community Christmas Tree. This is a great family event complete with caroling and candles. Call Debi at 541-928-2469 for a parade entry form or with questions.

    Willamette Valley Ag Expo

    Tuesday, November 18 - Thursday, November 20
    Linn County Fair Grounds and Expo Center, Albany, OR


    Willamette Valley Ag Expo

    Seventh Annual Antique Farm Equipment Show
    Parking is Free
    Three Big Days
    Professionals
    Four Big Buildings
    Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 10am-9pm, Thursday 10am-5pm

    Admission $4.00 (Price includes $2.00 discount on the featured Lunch!

    Workshops and Presentations by experts from OSU Extension, FFA and Industry

    All New - Used Equipment Alley - a display of used equipment available for sale through the vendors in the expo.

    Antique Farm Equipment Display with over 70 pieces on display.

    Trade show with over 120 vendors including the


    Local Event

    Big Band Broadcast

    Big Band Broadcast
    Two Local Shows!

    Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 4:00pm
    Silva Hall, Hult Center
    , Eugene, OR

    Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 - 7:30pm
    Elsinore Theatre
    , 170 High St SE , Salem, OR

    Presented by Artbeat
    Big Band Broadcast

    Ticket Pricing: $47.00, 37.00, 27.00

    The Big Band Broadcast starring Holly Larocque and the 13-piece Mark Ferguson Orchestra is a joyful and high-powered return to the golden age of radio broadcasts from the starlit ballrooms of the 1940's.

    The audience is invited back in time from the first strains of the opening number, Singin' With the Big Bands, and guided on a sentimental journey by the engaging forties-style patter of the Radio Announcer.
    Big Band era tunes include Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, Stardust, In the Mood, And the Angels Sing, and the show is peppered with vintage radio jingles and local station call letters.

    Holly Larocque and the Mark Ferguson Orchestra present their live concerts in the form of a 1940's radio broadcast. The Big Band Broadcast is ever changing in content but always true to the glamour of the swing era. This broadcast format with its driving rhythms, retro-hip eye candy, and clever commercials (written by Ferguson and Larocque),held together by the suave, if slightly unpredictable Radio Announcer, has become the signature of Holly and the boys in concert halls all over North America

    See a video excerpt here!
    Web Site for Art Beat Shows




    Veteran's Day Parade - Tuesday, November 11, 2008, Albany , Oregon. The parade starts at 11:00 am but come early to get a good spot. Call the Veteran's Commemorative Association at 541-981-2390 for complete information.


    Join Valley Talk Hosts Jim Willhight and Radio Ray providing Parade "Play by Play" action live on location from the Parade in Albany. We will also be joined by News Director Weldon Greig and news staff Josh Meredith, Kent Christensen and Bill Diamond.

    Our live Broadcast brought to you in part by:

  • John Calvin McCray, Federally Licensed Firearms Dealer, On Ferry between first and second in downtown Albany. 791-GUNS, 791-4867

  • Queen and Hill Laundry

  • Best Friends Approach To Alzheimer's And Dementia Care: Monday, November 10, from 3:00-8:30 p.m., at Mennonite Village Chapel, 5353 Columbus Street S.E., Albany, Oregon. The remaining three courses will be held in the same location Saturday, November 22nd, 9:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m. The cost is $20 per individual or $100 per facility. Mennonite Village employees may attend at no cost.

    The workshop is beneficial for family members, home care providers, facility caregivers, state workers, respite workers, social workers, and anyone who has experienced the effects of Alzheimer's disease in their lives.

    Each course teaches practical, useful information to assist in the care and interaction with someone who suffers from Alzheimer's and/or related dementia. Through discussion and hands-on teaching, participants will learn Alzheimer's disease basics, elements of friendship, Alzheimer's care, communication techniques, and "elements of knack."

    Participants who complete all six courses will earn a Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care certificate of completion. Mennonite Village staff members who complete this workshop will receive an increase in hourly wages.

    Registration form enclosed (see attachment). For information and class reservations, please contact Mary Scott, (541) 928-7232, ext. 407, mary@mennonitevillage.org.


    Linn-Benton Community College, Travel at the Tripp Film Series: Sunday, November 9, 2008, 2:00 pm, Russell Tripp Center, LBCC, Albany, OR. The film: Soul of India ~ by Rick Ray.

    This film attempts to do the impossible - capture the vast and varied country of India in a single program. But The Soul Of India succeeds in providing a unique window on this nearly indescribable country. Visit the Taj Mahal, the palaces of Rajasthan, the sweeping Himalayas and many other exotic locations. Featuring interviews, gorgeous cinematography, and music by Prem Joshua, you will find yourself captivated by the richness of this country in this most beautiful film.

    Sketches from the Oregon Trail by Willamette Valley Community Orchestra: Saturday, November 8th, 4:00 p.m. - First Christian Church of Albany and Sunday November 9th, 4:00 p.m. - Ashbrook Independent School Theater (Corvallis)

    The "Sketches from the Oregon Trail" was written by a talented local composer, Timothy Scott Misner. Along with the premiering of the music, they will also be projecting historical photographs depicting life on the Oregon Trail as part of the performance.

    To round out the "Made in America" theme of the concerts, they will be playing selections from American composers Aaron Copeland, Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein, Calvin Custer, Elmer Bernstein, and George Gershwin.

    This is the second season for the WVCO, conducted by Music Director Dr. Sean Paul Mills. The orchestra is sponsored by both the OSU Music Department and Linn-Benton Community College's Arts & Communication Division and consists of about 70 players who reside throughout the Willamette Valley. Many of players also perform with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, the Oregon Mozart Players, the Corvallis-OSU Symphony, the Newport Symphony, and other regional orchestras and bands.


    Built Lebanon Trails (BLT) Monthly Hike:
    West River Trail


    Saturday, November 8th, 10:00 a.m.


    BLT Monthly Hikes!
    The Santiam River near Gills Landing
    19:46 11/6/2008
  • We will meet at the Riverview Elementary School parking area.

  • Hike distance will be approximately 2 miles.

  • Hike difficulty is moderate; we will pass through wooded areas with some uneven terrain.

  • To reach Riverview School from Santiam Highway;

  • Travel east onto Russell Drive, turn left onto Mountain River Drive. Continue 1/4 mile. Riverview School is on the left.

  • Watch for BLT signs.

  • BLT would like to thank our sponsors; Samaritan Health Services; Linn-Co Credit Union; The City of Lebanon; KGAL-KSHO; MyKeyWeb.com; Consumer Power; Economy Supply; and all our dedicated volunteers and donors, thank you for all that you do!

    For more information: call Mark Swenson. BLT would like to thank our sponsors; Samaritan Health Services; Linn-Co Credit Union; The City of Lebanon; KGAL-KSHO; MyKeyWeb.com; Consumer Power; Economy Supply; and all our dedicated volunteers and donors, thank you for all that you do!

  • The Willamette Valley Concert Band's Veteran's Day Patriotic Pops Concert- "Americana"

    Saturday, November 1st at 2 pm
    Russell Tripp Performance Center
    Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, OR

    OCTOBER 2008

    Boo Boogie Bash Rough Stock Rodeo- Friday, October 31st, 6:30pm-Mid. Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-895-5711

    Trolley of Terror: The Trolley of Terror is back again this year. Tours start at Ciddicci's Pizza on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7, 8 and 9 pm and again on Friday, October 31, at 8 and 9 pm only. Tickets are $10 per person, reservations are required. Call the Albany Visitor's Association at 928-0911 to reserve your seats. Proceeds go to benefit the Monteith House Historical Society.

    SMART Albany Masquerade Ball Friday, October 31, 2008. 9pm - 1am. Venetian Theater, 241 First Avenue West, Albany, Oregon.

    This is an adults-only costume ball at the Venetian Theater in downtown Albany on Friday, October 31st, from 9:00 pm to the "witching hour" of 1:00 am. Tickets are $20 per person and are available through the website or at the Venetian box office, 241 1st Ave. W.

    There will be live music, hors d'oeuvres, and a costume contest! (Costumes are required and no alcohol will be allowed. Proceeds will benefit SMART (Start Making a Reader Today) to aid literacy support in our Oregon schools, http://www.getsmartoregon.org . Call Teresa at 541-602-5002 or LaNette at 541-905-4837 for more information.



    In The Mood

    In The Mood

    Thursday, October 30th, 2008
    Austin Auditorium ~ LaSells Stewart Center
    875 SW 26th Street, Oregon State University
    Corvallis, Oregon

    Ticket Purchases


    Local Ticket outlets

  • Corvallis: Gracewinds Music - 541 754 7668

  • Lebanon: Stainthorps' Pianos & Musical Goods - 541 258 7009

  • Albany: Sid Stevens Jewelry 541 967 8140


    Other Ticket Outlets


  • 888 TIX 4ALL (888 849 4255)

  • Tickets online: TicketFusion


  • In The Mood

    This show was great last year at the Hult in Eugene. Don't miss your chance to see this fantastic musical right here in Corvallis!
    In The Mood

    Bud Forrest Entertainment began touring IN THE MOOD in 1994 following an overwhelming response from a performance on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC. For over 10 years IN THE MOOD has continued to impact audiences with sell-out performances everywhere. Through its musical influence, it became part of the official entertainment for the World USO's 50th commemoration of the WW II events. IN THE MOOD has performed and toured both in the U.S.A. and Europe and for the Clinton Presidential Inaugural Ball.

    IN THE MOOD was conceived by Washington, DC's musical producer, Bud Forrest. Many of the musical arrangements were written by Vic Schoen, the conductor and arranger for The Andrews Sisters, and Music Director for both Universal and Paramount Pictures. The revue features a company of 24 including the In the Mood Singers and Dancers with the sensational String of Pearls big band orchestra with arrangements, costumes and choreography as authentic as it gets.

    Watch U-Tube Video of part of show.

    The 1940's Big Band, Swing Dance Musical featuring the Music that Moved the Nation's Spirit

    With a big band orchestra, singers and dancers, IN THE MOOD presents a retro 1940s musical. Experience the music that moved a nation's spirit and helped win a war. This was the last time when all of America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music.

    In The Mood
    IN THE MOOD, a 1940s musical, as part of its 2007 national tour will be performing in the west during October and March, presented by Artbeat.

    Much more than a concert, IN THE MOOD takes a retro look at the life and time of America's greatest generation, a generation that was listening and dancing to the same kind of music. With music and dance performed to up-tempo big band rhythms and mellow intimate ballads, a mood was set to inspire a future filled with hope, promise and prosperity. This was a time like no other in our Nation's history, a time when music moved the Nation's spirit. Come experience the swing, rhythm, jazzy, brassy, sentimental and romantic music of this important time.


    East Linn County CHIPS (Community Health Improvement Partnership) Five Year Anniversary: Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Health Careers Training Center. Lunch courtesy of Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. CHIP is made possible through the ongoing support of Samaritan Health Services, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, Mid-Valley Healthcare Foundation and the citizens of East Linn County.


    Lebanon Community Player's 6th Annual Dinner Theatre: Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th at 7:00pm at the Lebanon Senior Center at Academy Square. Tickets can be purchased at the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce on Park or at Willamette Manor at 176 West C Street. Costs to attend are $18.00 for adults, $9.00 for age 12 and under or 65 and above, and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for an additional $5.00 while supplies last!

    All funds raised from this two night production go to the resident's at Willamette Manor Assisted Living & In-Home Care. This year the Lebanon Community Players and Willamette Manor will be holding a clothing drive to support the LBCC Jobs Program Clothes Closet so bring your gently used professional clothing the nights of the event to be donated to Linn Benton Community College.

    Downtown Trick-or-Treating - Saturday, October 25, 2008, Historic Downtown Albany, The downtown will be haunted by little ghouls and goblins for the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treating. We start off with the kid's costume contest at 10:00 am at Two Rivers Market, 250 Broadalbin St. SW. Trick-or-Treating starts at 11:00 am and goes to 1:00 pm. at participating merchants-look for the orange and black balloons. 541-928-2469.

    A Magical Night at the Venetian: Friday, October 25th, Doors open at 6:30 pm, Showtime is at 7:00 pm. , 241 First Avenue West, Albany, Oregon. Six of western Oregon's most well known magical entertainers will perform. The show includes Rick and Karen Rogers, Phil and Dawn Crosson, John Edsall and Steve Peterson. Seating is first come first served. Admission is FREE! We do encourage you to bring a can of food for the Linn-Benton Food Share. Call 541-928-2469 if you have any questions.



    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon

    Mennonite Village Annual Celebration of Community


    The Annual Celebration of Community is Thursday, October 23rd, Linn-Benton Community College, 6pm.

    This year's theme "Welcome Home" focuses on the construction of 47 hew residential units at the Mennonite Village. For tickets: Phone: 541-928-7232
    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon


    Sixth Annual Quilt Block Scrabble Saturday, October 18 to Sunday, October 19th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sand Ridge Charter School, 2900 S. Main Road, Lebanon. Admission is $2 and all guests receive a yo yo flower pin. Proceeds benefit the Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild and their community service projects.

    The annual quilt show in Lebanon is definitely "Quilting Outside the Box." This weekend the show will become famous with quitters playing the very first ever game of Quilt Block Scrabble. While it is not going to be as famous as the Sister s' Quilt Show, this year the local show is trying to bring more tourists to Lebanon.

    Quilt Block Scrabble is to be played on a Super Scrabble-sized board. Peggy described the game, "It's a big quilted board on the wall with 21x21 or 441 squares vs. the standard 15x15 or 225 squares. Players add quilt block names which are then verified as one of the 4,000 quilt block names in Barbara Brackman's book-Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns." Winners will include a player drawing, chosen from all players, and a "Top Block (word)smith," the player with the most points.

    For more information, call Peggy at 541-451-4910 or visit www.santiamscrppers.org.


    Columbia River Organ Club Concert Sunday, October 19th, 2008, Elisinore Theater, 170 High St SE, Salem, OR. Time: 2:00 PM, Tickets: Call 503-665-6633 for Details.

    Presenting Donna Parker in concert. Donna lives in Portland, and has been an active member of Columbia River Organ Club since it's beginning, but she is also a nationally known Theatre Organ artist, and has performed all over the U.S. and also Australia.

    Donna Parker, a native of Los Angeles, California, began her organ studies at the age of 7. Four years later she was introduced to the theatre organ and, at thirteen, began her classical organ instruction with Richard Purvis, Organist and Master of Choristers Emeritus and Honorary Canon of San Francisco’s famed Grace Cathedral. Donna quickly established a name for herself on the concert circuit as a very capable performer for one so young. She made her first recording at 15, was appointed the first Official Organist for the Los Angels Dodgers baseball team, and toured Southern California in concert as a product specialist for Conn Organ Company. Through arrangements made by George Wright, Donna began studying harmony and arranging with Gordon Kibbee while also studying theatre organ stylings with Lyn Larsen. While in high school, she appeared at Universal Studios in Southern California, providing holiday season entertainment, and combined her love of sports and music by serving as Organist for the Los Angels Sports Arena, playing for professional ice hockey and tennis teams.

    Donna attended California Polytechnic State University at Pomona, California, majoring in organ. Subsequently, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where she performed at Organ Stop Pizza. This began an association that would last for many years with restaurants centered around entertainment on large theatre pipe organs, including The Roaring 20s in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Paramount Music Palace in Indianapolis, Indiana, The Organ Grinder in Portland, Oregon, Uncle Milt’s in Vancouver, Washington, and Organ Stop Pizza in Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona.
    Donna Parker in Concert Donna has actively promoted the theatre pipe organ art form over the years including television appearances on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt, PM Magazine, and numerous entertainment news spots. She has conducted master classes nationally and abroad, and has worked with public school districts to incorporate this all-American art form into their music history curriculum. Their new CD recording, “In the Key of Three” is receiving international acclaim. Donna also manages a limited teaching and coaching schedule as well. Donna has numerous highly acclaimed recordings to her credit including her latest release, “The Lady Elsinore.”
    Her concert performances take her to well-known venues across the United States and abroad. International appearances include Canada, Vienna, Austria--where she performed for a national broadcast on the ORF--Australia, Japan--where she had the distinction of performing the first organ concert at Tokyo’s famed Casals Concert Hall--and New Zealand.


    This Saturday
    The Walk to Remember at the Heritage Mall

    This years event is once again at Albany's Heritage Mall this Saturday, November 7th, 2009 from 9 am to noon.

    The Alzheimer's Network of Oregon invites you to support individuals and families coping with Alzheimer's by joining us at these future events.

    You can join us for this fun, short indoor or outdoor walk by calling Mary Scott, Event Chairperson at 541-928-4728 (Lydia's House at Mennonite Village) or check online at www.ALZNET.ORG.

    Join us for Live, On Location, Radio Broadcast from 9 to Noon on Unforgettable 920 KSHO

    Our broadcast from the Heritage Mall on 920 KSHO brought to you by the Mennonite Village.

    Download free mp3 Podcast of our 2008 broadcast.

    The money that you raise through your pledges provides funding that enables us to continue providing services like these, needed by the people of Marion, Polk, Linn, and Benton counties whose lives have been affected by Alzheimer's disease: Information and Referral, Help Line, Care planning assistance, Library resources, Early Stage Program, Support Groups, Educational Programs, Speakers' Bureau, Public awareness campaign and Advocacy Newsletters.
    Lebanon Area Habitat Ladies Night Out Saturday, October 11th 5 - 10 pm, Santiam Place Event Hall, 139 Main St., Lebanon, OR Pamper yourself with a night of fun! Yummy finger food and desserts, demonstrations, vendors with fun stuff, door prizes and more!

    $10.00 Admission. Advance ticket sales at Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, 1040 Park St. and Hidden Treasures, 764 Main St., Lebanon. A benefit for Lebanon Area Habitat for Humanity and Linn-Benton Food Share. You may also bring canned/boxed food for food drive.

    Vendors whom might be selling products and services for women are also being sought. Vendor fees apply. Please call 541-259-4255 or 541-258-5337 for more information.


    Oregon Mennonite Festival for World Relief- Saturday, October 11th 7:30am-3:30pm, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-928-1865, free

    Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) October 11th Community Hike

    This months hike: Ridgeway Butte in Lebanon. Saturday, October 11th. Directions: Take Hwy 20 in Lebanon east to Grant Street. Follow Grant over the bridge and take the first right after the bridge at Berlin Road. Travel one-quarter mile to Grant Street. Park on the left side of the road at the base of the butte in the gravel area. Look for BLT hike signs and the KGAL/KSHO broadcast vehicle. Hikes start promptly at 10:00 a.m.
    Build Lebanon Trails invites the community to hike Ridgeway Butte on Saturday, October 11th at 10:00 a.m.

    One group will have the opportunity to hike to the 935-foot elevation that offers a spectacular view of the valley.

    On a clear day Mary's Peak to the west, Albany to the north and Halsey to the south can be observed. Bring your binoculars and cameras.

    Build Lebanon Trails, ( BLT ), Lebanon, Oregon

    A second group will hike to the summit of 1200 feet. Hike leaders will point out flora and fauna indigenous to the butte.

    Information will be shared about the history of the butte and the various names it has been called. (Kees Butte, Horse Butte, Green Horse Butte, Rattlesnake Butte, Chamberlain Butte).


    For more information please call Nancy Kirks of Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) at 451-6425.

    Hike sponsors: Samaritan Health Services, the City of Lebanon, KGAL/KSHO radio, Linn Co Federal Credit Union, Economy Supply, MykeWeb and the many dedicated BLT volunteers.

    The hike is expected to take 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on which elevation you reach. The hike to the 935 summit is moderate and rigorous and is 1.00 mile in length. The hike to the 1200-foot summit is considered difficult and rigorous and is 1.25 miles.

    The paths are uneven and poison oak may be a possibility to those who walk away from the main trails. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Walking sticks and trekking poles may be desired. Bring a snack if you wish. Bottled water will be available courtesy of Linn Co Federal Credit Union. Leashed dogs are welcome.


    Learn Something New Day 6 - Saturday, October 11, Historic Downtown Albany. Downtown merchants will be offering free classes on a variety of subjects. Check back for a complete list of classes. 541-928-2469.



    MP3 Podcasts from our Double Header
    Live On Location Radio Broadcasts

  • MP3 Podcast of entire "2008 Walk for the Cause " broadcast on 920 KSHO. This event organized by the Soroptimist International of Albany. (Saturday, October 6th, 7:30 - 9:15 am). File size: 21.0 Mb

  • MP3 Podcast of entire Volunteer Caregivers 25th Anniversary Celebration broadcast on 920 KSHO from the Albany Senior Center. (Sunday, October 5, Noon-3pm). File size: 42.5 Mb
  • Volunteer Caregivers 25th Anniversary: Sunday, Noon - 4pm. Albany Senior Center, Monteith River Park, Albany, OR

    Soroptimist International of Albany "Walk for the Cause": Saturday, October 6th, 8am, Linn County Courthouse Steps, 4th Street SW, Albany


    SEPTEMBER 2008

    Albany Chamber of Commerce Businesses on Display: Wednesday, September 24th, Willamette Event Center, Linn County Fairgrounds, Knox Butte Rd, Albany, OR. 1pm - 6pm.

    Live from Albany's Businesses on Display Expo

    Host: Valley Talk Host Jim Willhight will be broadcasting live from the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Businesses on Display Expo at the Linn County Fairgrounds. The first half of the program will feature our monthly Benton County Commissioners Roundtable Program.

    Guest(s): Joining us the Benton County Commissioners Jay Dixon, Linda Modrell, and Anabelle Jaramillo.

    Topic: Benton County Commissioners Roundtable Program and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce's annual Businesses on Display Expo.

    Segment 2: 11:36 -11:55 am

    Guest(s): Robin Galloway

    Topic: Linn County Extension Service

    Community Block Party: September 20, 2008 - 12 noon - 4:00 pm, Venue: Lebanon Church of the Nazarene, 600 West D Street, Lebanon, Or 541-451-1550. Contact:office@lebnaz.net. Website: www.lebnaz.net A Block Party open to community of Lebanon free of charge. Come for an afternoon of fun, free hot dogs, sno-cones and cotton candy - win prizes playing games, jump in bouncers, play aqua splash, and more! Door Prizes awarded throughout afternoon. Family fun and building community relationships. Come meet your neighbors!!

    Oregon Covered Bridge Festival

    Saturday, September 20th - Sunday, September 21st.
    New location: Timber Linn Park, Albany, Oregon

    This event formally held in Stayton has been moved to Timber Linn Park in Albany. This festival draws thousands of people from around the world who are interested History, culture, and these beautiful old bridges. The event features tours of the five covered bridges in the Scio area, and one in Stayton, venders, food, live entertainment, reenactments, and demonstrations and arts and crafts.

    Festival organizers moved the event to the new venue giving easier access from I-5 for event goers plus ease of access to the bridges. Organizers have been working with the Albany Visitors Association and Albany Parks and Recreation to help coordinate the transition. Judy Prindel, President of the Festival, says, "I am excited about the move. Albany has historic districts and the historic homes, this festival seems like a good fit with the local community."

    Oregon Covered Bridge Festival

    COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL

    The Mission of the Oregon Covered Bridge Festival is to help preserve and protect our historic treasures. At one time there were over 600 of these beautiful bridges. Now we only have 51 left. Many people enjoy them for their beauty, the history, because they are romantic, nostalgic and some because of the construction of them. Whatever the reason please join us in our festival. It is a fun-filled family event sure to please everyone.

    Some of the events include: Covered Bridge History, Collectible Postal Stamp Cancellation, Bird of Prey Demonstrations, Woodcarvers demonstrations, Historic Auto clubs, Larry Fast Classic Bicycles, Live Music, Juried Fine Arts and Crafts; Children's games and entertainment, mini train rides (fee), and of course Wonderful Food booths. Living History demonstrations include a Mountain Man Tom Marquette, Blacksmith Reece Whitaker and Wheel Wright Lonnie Johnson. A drawing for one of a kind hand made covered bridge quilt, done by the Jolly Quilters of Sweet Home, will be held at noon, Sept 21, main stage, need not be present to win.

    There will be guided tours of 5 Scio area covered bridges each day ($10) Reservation preferred (503) 399-0436. Maps will be available for those who wish to tour the bridges on their own.

    For the first time ample parking is adjacent to the festival area. Admittance to the festival is free but there is a parking fee of $2 or two items of non-perishable foods, which will be distributed to the Linn/Benton Food Bank. Festival hours are 9:00 to 7:00 on Saturday, September 20 and 9:00 to 5:00 on Sunday September 21.

    For more information visit the festival website - www.ocbfestival.com

    The festival is admission free family fun for all with:

  • Juried Arts and Crafts
  • Living History Displays which include Civil War re-enactments and Blacksmiths
  • Demonstrations such as woodcarvers, flint knapping, and artists
  • Baking Contests for adults and kids
  • Old Fashioned Children's Games and Crafts
  • Live Music
  • Auction of Covered Bridge Commemorative Coins and Original Artwork
  • Delicious food booths.

    Maps are also available for self-guided tours.
  • Main Entertainment

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2008
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.-Wild Bird Show/Birds of Prey
  • 12:30p.m.- 2:30p.m. - Bush Pilots
  • 3:00p.m. Harmonica (Chris Estes)
  • 4:30p.m.- Harmonica (Chris Estes)
  • 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m., Zach Driscoll & Three Quarter Time

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2008
  • 9-11a.m Radio
  • 11:00 a.m. Old Time Fiddlers
  • 12:00 Radio/set up for Knox Bros
  • 1:00-2:30, Knox Bros Band
  • 3:00-4:30 Harmonica (Chris Estes)

    Children's Schedule

    Saturday:
  • 10:00 Games and Crafts
  • 12:00 Illusionist
  • 12:20 Juggler
  • 12:40 Ventriloquist
  • 1:00 Puppets
  • 1:30 Wild Bird Show
  • 2:30 Illusionist
  • 2:50 Juggler
  • 3:10 Ventriloquist
  • 3:30 Coins in the Haystack
  • 4:00 Wild Bird Show

    Sunday:
  • 11:00 Wild Bird Show
  • 12:00 Games and Crafts
  • 1:30 Music
  • 3:00 Coins in the Haystack
  • 4:00 Wild Bird Show

    On going clowns, balloon animals, and face painting

  • Programming Update

    Greater Albany Public School Eat And Run

    Two Live Radio Broadcasts!

    Eat:
    Wyatt's Eatery
    Friday, 9/12
    5-7pm

    Run:
    Start/Finish at Ray's Foods in North Albany
    Saturday, 9/13

    Race Start 9am, Registration 7:30am



    Presented by:

  • National Frozen Foods Corporation
  • Ray's Food Place
  • Albany Democrat-Herald
  • NewsTalk 1580 KGAL
  • Unforgettable 920 KSHO
  • Wyatt's Eatery and Brewhouse.
  • Meet at Wyatt's Eatery in Albany, Oregon, on Friday for great Hor d'oeuvres and soft drinks and meet with members of the Albany School Foundation to find out more about what the foundation does for Albany's school children.

    Then on Saturday morning, 9/13, do a 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) run and walk in the brisk morning air.

    The event starts at 9:00 am with on site registration from 7:30 to 8:30 am at Ray's Food Place in North Albany. The course goes across the Willamette River into downtown Albany and back to the North Albany Village.

    Each participant will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Winners will receive medals. Entry fees: early registration (through 9/6/2007) for adults with t-shirt is $17, for youth with t-shirt aged 14 and under is $12. Late registration is $20 with t-shirt for all ages.

    For more information: 926-2264.
    Live Radio Broadcasts

    Join us on 920 KSHO and 1580 KGAL for live radio broadcasts surrounding these events:


    Friday 9/12
    4:06 - 6:50pm

    Join us on 1580 KGAL and 920 KSHO as we broadcast from the Venetian Theater, across the parking lot from the "Eat" event at Wyatt's Eatery and Brewhouse.

    Saturday 9/13
    10:06 - 11:00am.

    Then during the 10 o'clock hour Saturday morning join Dave Pautsch and Kent Christensen for updates on the "Run" event.

    Antiques in the Streets - Saturday, September 6, 2008. The 11th annual Antiques in the Streets. Call Debi at 541-928-2469.



    Tangent Harvest Festival
    Saturday September 6, 2007, Tangent, Oregon

  • 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.- Fireman's Pancake Breakfast. Get up early and start the day out with a big breakfast at the Tangent Fire Dept.
  • 10 a.m.- Downtown Community Parade. Horses, kids, dogs, tractors, cars, bands, you name it! It's an old-fashioned parade that winds through town.
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.- Kid's Events. Fun activities and games for all ages- a kid's sized tractor pull, a magician, face painting, games and much more!
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.- Cruise-In Car Event. Like stepping back in time- check out the vintage cars and trucks, 1972 and older. Always a spectator favorite.
  • Noon - 2pm- Music by the Bush Pilots, a bluegrass trio.
  • 2 to 3 p.m. - Talent Show, presented by the Parent Teacher Club
  • 3 to 5 p.m. - The Brand-Everyone's favorite country rock band
  • 5 to 7 p.m. - Trash Can Joe-Old time jazz and folk quartet
  • 5 to 7 p.m. - Rib-Eye Steak BBQ-Come hungry! A good old-fashioned steak BBQ with all the trimmings. BBQ
  • Arts, Crafts, Garden, and Flower Show. We'll have all the community favorites, whether we grow it, bake it or make it.
  • Food- Hot dogs, hamburgers, burritos, corn on the cob, and all those sweet, sticky treats you want to see at a country fair!

  • Festival of Red - Sunday, September 7, 2008, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Event located on Ferry St. between 1st and 2nd Avenues, Historic Downtown Albany. The annual Festival of Red is a benefit for FISH. Local restaurants will be providing food. Wine and beer will be available from local breweries and wineries. Recognized Albany artists will be painting on site. Artwork will be on display and be available for sale. For ticket prices and information call Annette at 928-4460.

    6th Annual Movies by Moonlight- Happy Feet": Friday, August 29th, 2008. The movies are shown in the parking lot behind Wyatt's Eatery & Brewhouse, 211 1st Ave. W. They start at dusk. The final movie: Happy Feet", animated family film. Bring your family and your chairs for a great evening. 541-928-2469. All movies are in color! Remember it's free!



    Oregon State Fair: Friday, August 22 - Monday, September 1, 2008. Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR

    2011 Wah Chang Art and Air Festival

    Friday, August 26- Sunday, August 29, 2011
    Timber Linn Park, Albany, OR


    Radio Ray to Broadcast Live From Hot Air Balloon
    Friday, 8/26 during the Morning Update
    Web Site Content Update- Click here for Hotlinks and Google Search

    Join us at the 2008 Wah Chang Art and Air Festival

    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon

    Albany’s Signature Event with Free Family Fun!

  • Children’s Art Village presented by Central Willamette Community Credit Union
  • Live Radio Broadcaste from Hot Air Ballon, Friday 6am
  • Hot-Air Balloon Launches Friday, Saturday and Sunday Morning At 6:45 Am
  • Balloon Night Glow with Laser Light Show (Friday 8/22 dusk)
  • Curtis Salgado On The Selco Festival Stage During Night Glow (Friday 8/22)
  • Airplanes Fill With Sky With Free Young Eagles Flights (Children 8-17)
  • More Than 70 Juried Art & Craft Vendors with live artist demonstrations
  • Two Classic Car Shows Saturday And Sunday presented by Lassenn
  • Microbrew & Wine Garden
  • Little River Band, Main Stage, Saturday, August 23rd, 8pm


    Audio (MP3 Files) and Pictures from 2007 Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Radio Broadcast From Hot Air Balloon at 2000+ feet

    Audio and Pictures from 2007 Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Balloon Launch, Friday, August 24th, 6am - 8:15am. The launch site is Timberlinn Park in Albany, Oregon home of the annual event.
  • Broadcast Segment 1- (6:15am) Pre Balloon Launch from launch site at Timberlinn Park. Balloon owner Randall Fuehrer was the Pilot for the flight of the balloon Magic. Randall is from McMinnville and runs the company Outback Balloon LLC. Randall is a FAA Hot Air Balloon Commercial Pilot and a FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic. We discuss the weekend events and can hear the burners lighting up. {Length 3m:56s}

  • Broadcast Segment 2- (6:38am) First of the balloons being launched and prepping his balloon for takeoff within minutes. {Length 3:24}

  • Broadcast Segment 3- (approximately 6:45am) Broadcast during the actual launch, up, up and away. Describing the view from 1500 feet of Scio, Lebanon, the Coast Range right over the city of Albany. {Length 3:59}

    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
  • Broadcast Segment 4- (7:13am) Broadcast from over 2380 feet, south of Highway 34, west of Highway 99E, Southwest of Tangent. We discussed with the pilot, Randall Fuehrer, his balloon size, how he started in the balloon business, his hot air balloon capacity, typical flight length, balloon capacity, FAA Certification, the chase crew, and his company Outback Balloon, LLC {Length 6:03}

  • Broadcast Segment 5- (8:06am) Broadcast from ground at landing site in a Farmers Field, Southwest of Shedd, about 1 mile Northeast of the Mill in Halsey. We discussed the rough landing, going sideways in the farmers field.{Length 5:18}

    A special thanks to my Pilot Randall Fuehrer who not only is a great Hot Air Balloon Pilot but a great guy!
  • Pictures from the Event Broadcast

  • Google Earth Map of the Balloon Travel Route

  • Information about event including concert schedule and Albany Airport Activities

  • Pictures from the Broadcast
    Each of the pictures below are available in high-resolution. To view high-resolution picture just click on the thumbnail picture.
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    Balloon Crew and Pilot(r)Randall Fuehrer prepare the balloon, Magic, installing the burner.
    Balloon basket is laid down in preparation of connection to the balloon.
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    First Balloon launched from Timberlinn Park.
    While second balloon is inflating the first rises above the park.
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    The balloon is unrolled.
    Balloon is initially inflated with large fan then filled with hot air (see basket and blower prepped for this process above).
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    More balloons inflate, minutes from launch.
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    Up, Up and Away.
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    Balloon Magic is ready for Jim Willhight to board for the in-flight live radio broadcast.
    View of South Albany looking southwest. Note balloons below and Highway 99-E to the right.
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    View of two balloons and field south of Albany.
    View north. I-5 is to the right. Albany Airport and Home Depot are right (upper center).
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    Lexington is in the center. Millersburg, Wah Chang and Weyerhaeuser Mill in upper center.
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    View to Northeast (toward Crabtree and Scio) of ground fog.
    View west of Mary's Peak and Corvallis (smoke stacks).
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    Target Distribution center is in lower right.

    View west of Shedd as we lower altitude in preparation of landing.
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon

    Highway 99-e runs left to right in upper center of picture.
    No safe landing side near Shedd so we landed several miles further Southwest with the final landing spot northwest of the Halsey mill.
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Setting up the Hot Air Balloon
    A surface wind caused us to be pulled along the ground sideways (hang on for dear life) for the rough, but fun landing.

    We went up to about 2800 feet during the flight which from start to finish was was about 16+ miles (we did zig zag adding more distance). Check out the Google Earth view of the start and end points below.

    Google Earth Map of Balloon Launch and Landing Points

    Click on image for larger view
    Launch Location at Timberlinn Park in Albany
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Launch Location at Timberlinn Park, Albany, Oregon
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Landing Location between Halsey and Shedd
    Landing Location between Halsey and Shedd
    Wah Chang Art and Air Festival Live Broadcast from Hot Air Balloon- Landing Location between Halsey and Shedd
    Balloon Trip Route
    Images from Google Earth, (c), Google, Inc.

    Audio Podcast of this live broadcast, pictures and web page coding by
    Willhight Programming and Web Services
    Polk County Fair: Thursday August 7th - Sunday August 10.

    Local Event

    Thanks to all that attended
    Lebanon's National Night Out
    Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
    Ralston Park: 4 - 8 pm

    Download and / or listen to archive of live on location Radio Broadcast as aired on
    Unforgettable 920 KSHO. from 3 - 6 pm.


    National Night Out Picture Mix from KGAL and KSHO's Jim Willhight Pictures from Previous Lebanon National Night Out Event (click on picture to enlarge).

    Picture Mix from Ralston Park Event. {upper left} Crown gathers for Children's Activities, {upper center} Somewhere in the mass of moms and children you will find a clown, {upper right} Lebanon Police Chief Mike Healy with a puppy, {center left} crowd watching entertainment, {center} KGAL/ KSHO Remote Broadcast Center, {bottom left} LPD Detective Sergeant Kevin Martinez doing his Karaoke best along with a backup, {bottom center } Very cute puppy from Molly the Dog's litter, and {bottom right} Sgt. Martinez looking like he's ducking a balloon.



    Lebanon National Night Out Event Details

    Lebanon

  • Ralston Square Park, 4 – 7 pm.

    On Tuesday, August 2nd, Lebanon Police Department will sponsor the 27th annual National Night Out. Neighborhoods throughout Lebanon are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “27th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and co-sponsored locally by the Lebanon Police Department, will involve 10,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 34 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night out against Crime” on August 2nd. NNO 2011 is being supported in part by the Target Corporation.

    This years event is expected to draw 1000 to join in the celebration. Join McGruff the Crime Dog for Free food, entertainment and a live on location Radio Broadcast on 920 KSHO brought to you by Security Alarm Corporation. 920 KSHO will be broadcasting live from the event from 3 to 6 pm.

    Lebanon Police Department will hold a special event at Ralston Park between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chair to relax and enjoy music performed by Lebanon Police Detective Kevin Martinez. There will be free hot dogs and soda to the first 500 people. There will also be a celebration of McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog’s 30th birthday.

    Life Flight will be arriving at 5:00 p.m. and much much more.

    The National Night Out event will present several emergency and human services displays, vehicle displays, and crime prevention materials. Balloons and other handouts will be provided and fingerprinting courtesy of the Lebanon Masonic Lodge.

    For further information contact Dala Johnson (541) 258-4339.




    Special Valley Talk
    Live, Local Radio

    Join 1580 KGAL local talk radio host Jim Willhight Wednesday, July 27th, at 11:06 am for a special Local National Night Out update on Valley Talk.

    Joining us will be Kevin Martinez and Dala Johnson from the Lebanon Police Department to discuss the community wide Ralston Square Park event.


    Security Alarm Corporation
    A special thanks for Mike Martin at Security Alarm Corporation and Albany Lock and Key for bringing 1580 KGAL and 920 listeners and web site viewers this special public service feature.


    Download Free Mp3 of Radio Broadcast

    Download for free the entire 3 hour historic broadcast from a past National Night Out (mp3 Podcast) which aired live on 920 KSHO. Hosted by Jim Willhight and Bill Diamond this was a live on location broadcast from Lebanon's Ralston Park event which aired from 4 – 7 pm, on National Night Out, August 4th, 2008.

    Download: {high quality} or {Medium Quality} mp3 file.



    The event is designed to (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local crime prevention efforts, (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

  • AUGUST 2008

    Oregon Jamboree

    15th Annual Oregon Jamboree

    Friday, August 1st - Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

    Sweet Home, Oregon

    The Oregon Jamboree is the Northwest's Premier Country Music and Camping Festival. Located in the foothills of the scenic Cascade Mountains the festival takes place at a seven-acre park-like setting bordered by Sankey Park and the historic Weddle Covered Bridge.
    FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION CALL
    541-367-8800 or toll free 888-613-6812 (M-F, 9AM-5PM, Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster at 866-866-4502

  • VIP Reserved 3-Day SOLD OUT! Adult
  • General Admission 3-Day $115
  • General Admission - Friday $75
  • General Admission - Saturday $75
  • General Admission - Sunday $75
  • Children Ages 7 to 12 (6 and Under are free*)
    • 3 Day General Admission $25
    • 1 Day General Admission $12
    • *All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children's pricing is available in general admission only.
  • Camping 3 Day $75
  • Extra Vehicle $25
  • Concert ticket purchase required for camping reservations.

  • Concert Schedule

    Friday, August 1st, 2008
  • 1:30 p.m. Gates Open
  • 3:00 p.m. Williams and Ree
  • 5:00 p.m. Western Underground
  • 7:00 p.m. Trent Tomlinson
  • 9:15 p.m. Sugarland

    Saturday, August 2nd, 2008
  • 10:30 a.m. Gates Open
  • Noon Confederate Railroad
  • 2:00 p.m. Rissi Palmer
  • 4:15 p.m. Kellie Pickler
  • 6:30 p.m. Joe Nichols
  • 8:45 p.m. Randy Owen

    Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
  • 10:30 a.m. Gates Open
  • Noon Phil Stacey
  • 2:00 p.m. Glen Campbell featuring Debby Campbell
  • 4:15 p.m. Neal McCoy
  • 6:30 p.m. Trace Adkins


  • JULY 2008

    Programming Update

    Ralston Concerts in the Park World Wide Podcasts
    Free MP3 Music from Live Concerts

    Etouffee

    This popular Louisiana Swamp Rock Band returned for the final concert of the season on Tuesday, July 29th, 2008.

    Free mp3 Download of Concert
    Ralston Park Bush Pilots- KGAL Podcast
    Ralston Park Bush Pilots- KGAL Podcast

    The Bush Pilots

    Live concect recorded on July 22nd, 2008.

    Download Set One* or download Set Two

    Surefire Country (7/15/2008)

    Download Set One
    Download Set Two.
    Ralston Park Surrefire from Sweet Home Oregon- KGAL Podcast

    Jamie's Rock and Roll Legends- 7/8/2008

    Ralston Park Jamie's Rock and Roll Legends- KGAL Podcast
    {upper left} LPD Detective Kevin Martinez - MC and Lead Guitarist, {upper right}: Merle Haggard, Jr., {lower left}Classic Car from Rolling Oldies, {lower right} Rod Sell City of Lebanon- passing out Apples and "selling" the BLT Hikes. Click on image for full size picture

  • Download Performance by Merle Haggard, Jr. Tracy Barton, Bakersfield, CA.
  • Download Performance by "Buddy Holly" Ray Sanchez- Monmouth OR
    Ralston Park Jamie's Rock and Roll Legends- KGAL Podcast
    "Jerry Lee Lewis"
  • Download Performance by "Jerry Lee Lewis"- Lance Lapinski (with the Elvis Presley thrown in as well).

  • Help Listening to or Downloading Free on Line Audio (MP3 Files)
    Sound system and mixing by Totten Productions.
    *- Set one incomplete due to concert starting early.

    Battle of the Bands World Wide Podcast

    Recorded live at Ralston Park, Lebanon, Oregon, July 1, 2008 by Willhight Programming and Web Services. Sound by Totten Productions.
  • Band #1: Taste of Country (Country Western/Old Time Gospel). Free Download of Mp3 File.
  • Ralston Park Battle of the Bands- Thought of the Day- KGAL Podcast
  • Band #2 {left}- Thought of the Day (Alternative Rock). Free Download of Mp3 File.
  • Performer #3 {right}- Jeremy Roe (Alternative Acoustic Rock). Free Download of Mp3 File.

  • Band #4- Shy Seasons (Alternative Rock). Free Download of Mp3 File. [Note: Band DID NOT feed through the main mix resulting in less than desirable mix].
  • Ralston Park Battle of the Bands- Jeremy Roe- KGAL Podcast
  • Performer #5- Ken Dulin (Acoustic Country) Free Download of Mp3 File.
  • Band #6- Outstanding Warrants (Outlaw Country). Free Download of Mp3 File.
  • Performer #7- Scott Hicks (Folk Christian Inspirational). Free Download of Mp3 File.

    Ralston Park Battle of the Bands- Radio- KGAL Podcast
  • Band #8 {above}- Radio (Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz). Free Download of Mp3 File.

  • Winner selected by measured volume of the crowd cheering after each performance.

    Winners:

    Solo: Scott Hicks

    Band 1st Place: Outstanding Warrants

    Band 2nd Place: Radio



    Benton County Fair

    Wednesday, July 30 - Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
    Benton County Fairgrounds, Corvallis, OR

    Join us for Valley Talk live from location

    Join us on the air or at the fair at our live broadcast from the fair on the opening day, Wednesday, July 30th, starting at 11:06am. Joining Valley Talk Host Jim Willhight from "The Oaks" picnic tables will be the Benton County Commissioners, the Benton County Fair and Facilities Manager and more. It will be a lot of fun on air and on location on 1580 KGAL.
    Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts at the Coast
    Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts will return again on Saturday August 2nd.

    Main Stage Entertainment

  • Wed July 30th: Sawyer Brown
  • Thur July 31st, Eric Church
  • Fri August 1st, Three Dog Night
  • Sat August 2nd, Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts


  • Sea Dog Nights: Monday, July 21st - Sunday, July 27th, Cheadle Lake Park, Lebanon, OR.

    News Talk 1580 KGAL

    Linn County Fair

    Thursday, July 17th through Sunday, July 20th, 2008

    Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, Oregon



    Hawgs N' Hay Biker Rally: Thursday, July 17th - Sunday, July 20th, Cheadle Lake Park, Lebanon, OR.

    The Willamette Country Music Festival Brownsville, Oregon

    Bi-Mart Presents
    The Willamette Country Music Festival

    Bi-Mart Value Added Partner

    Brownsville, Oregon

    Friday July 18,
    Saturday July 19
    and Sunday, July 20, 2008

    Featuring: Josh Gracin & Steve Holy plus more!

    American Idol alumnus and Lyric Street recording artist Josh Gracin is coming to Brownsville,...and so is Curb recording artist Steve Holy !

    Both Gracin and Holy were announced today as two of the three featured performers at this years inaugural Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville, Oregon.

    Gracin is bringing his electrifying act to The Willamette Country Music Festival grand stage on Sunday July 20th. Gracin, a former marine and native of Westland Michigan released his debut and self titled album in June of 2004 which produced 3 top five singles including his #1 hit "Nothing to Lose". Since that time, Gracin has quickly become a major force in country music placing 9 singles on Billboard's country music charts. Gracin's latest single "We Weren't Crazy" from his second album hit the country charts in October of last year. His newest album "I Keep Coming Back" is scheduled for release on April 1st of this year.
    Josh Gracin

    Steve Holy to Headline Opening Night of The Willamette Country Music Festival
    Schedule


    Thursday July 17th, 2008
  • 2:00pm RV and Tent Campers begin check-in

    Friday July 18th, 2008
  • 1:00pm Gates Open
  • 3:00pm DEREK CATE
  • 5:30pm T B A
  • 7:30pm T B A
  • 9:30pm T B A


    Saturday July 19th, 2008
  • 11:00am Gates Open
  • 12:30pm JENNIFER LYNN
  • 2:45pm JASON MEADOWS
  • 5:00pm THE DREW DAVIS BAND
  • 7:15pm JAMIE O'NEAL
  • 9:15pm T B A
  • 10:45pm Fireworks Extravaganza

    Sunday July 20th, 2008
  • 11:00am Gates Open
  • 2:00pm AMY CLAWSON
  • 4:30pm SIXWIRE
  • 7:00pm JOSH GRACIN


  • Monday July 21st, 2008
    2:00pm RV and Tent Campers check-out


    * Acts are subject to change


  • Curb recording artist Steve Holy will get the Willamette Country Music Festival off to a terrific start as the featured performer on Friday July 18th taking the grand stage at 9:30pm. Holy is best known for his #1 hit single "Good Morning Beautiful" from his debut album Blue Moon. Since Blue Moon was released in October of 2000, Holy has charted 12 singles on the U.S Billboard Hot Country Song charts. Holy released his second album in August of 2006 titled "Brand New Girlfriend" and it was that album that gave Holy his second #1 smash hit by the same title.

    The Willamette Country Music Festival is excited to be bringing Steve Holy and Josh Gracin to Brownsville for this exciting inaugural 3 day outdoor country music concert event.

    And if that's not enough, The Willamette Country Music Festival has a huge announcement in the works for Saturday's headline slot July 19th. If you love Steve Holy and Josh Gracin, then you'll thoroughly enjoy what we have scheduled in the headline slot on July 19th. Make your ticket plans now,.. you won't want to miss it!

    FESTIVAL WEBSITE


    If you haven't purchased your reserved VIP seats or General Admission ( Lawn ) tickets yet, don't hesitate,...get them now while great seats last.

    Box Office: ( 541 ) 497-7588

    TICKET PRICES

  • Reserved VIP 3 day Pass $150.00
  • General Admission 3 day pass $75.00
  • General Admission - Friday Show $55.00
  • General Admission - Saturday Show $55.00
  • General Admission - Sunday Show $55.00
  • Parking ( 3 day pass ) $30.00

  • Children ( 7 - 12 years of age )
  • General Admission - 3 day pass $25.00
  • General Admission - 1 day pass $15.00
  • Children 6 and under are free.

    Purchase General Admission Seats Now Using Paypal

    For Reserved VIP Seats Please contact our Box Office (541) 497-7588 Email: CountryFest2008@aol.com

    * All children must be accompanied by an adult
    For questions or to purchase tickets please call: ( 541 ) 497-7588


    The Willamette Country Music Festival
    P.O Box 40
    Brownsville, OR. 97327
    ( 541 ) 497-7588
    Web: www.WillametteCountryMusicFest.com
    Email: countryfest2008@aol.com
  • ABOUT THE FESTIVAL The Willamette Country Music Festival is excited to announce the beginning of a new era in "live" country music and also extend an invitation to country music fans around the northwest to attend Oregon's next big outdoor country music party.

    The 2008 Willamette Country Music Festival is scheduled for July 18th, 19th & 20th in the historic and quaint community of Brownsville Oregon. First settled in 1846, Brownsville is a comfortable and old fashioned community nestled along the scenic foothills of the cascade mountains in the Mid Willamette Valley just 4 miles east of the Interstate 5 corridor.

    This incredible country music event is not only set to feature fantastic headline artists, but our staff is committed to making this concert experience one to remember for everyone who attends. Besides fantastic music, The Willamette Country Music Festival offers overnight RV and tent camping, a wide variety of food vendors, business and clothing displays and an incredible fireworks show.

    Besides producing this fantastic event for the best music fans on earth, the Willamette Country Music Festival is also being produced to help provide funding for Central Linn High School,...the primary high school of the area, ... and "Sharing Hands", a local non-profit organization that helps feed and clothe those less fortunate who live in the Brownsville community.

    In the words of the Brownsville commmunity... we hope to see you here where life is sweet and the welcome is warm!
    Camping Areas

    Our camping areas are provided with portable toilets with hand cleaners which are cleaned daily. These areas also include water and sanitation services. Our camp sites are designed to hold 6 to 8 adults. The weekend camping fee is charged "Per Site" and not "Per Person"*. * All campers must have festival tickets.

    RV Spaces ( Full weekend - 30 x 50 ) $60.00 RV's are allowed ( 1 ) tow or driven vehicle per site

    Check-in is available on Thursday July 17th at 3:00pm.
    Check-out Monday July 21st by 12 noon.
    Additional Vehicles - ( 1 ) additional vehicle will be allowed per RV camp site based on available space. The cost is $20.00

    Tent Spaces ( Full weekend - 20 x 50 ) $60.00
    Tent campers are allowed ( 1 ) vehicle per reservation which is allowed to be parked on their camp site.

    Check-in available on Thursday at 3:00pm.
    Check-out Monday at 12 noon.
    NO open camp fires will be allowed. Only propane camping or cooking gear.

    *Daily Showers may be available at the local high school if enough campers request showers be provided. Shower priveledges for the weekend is an additional $10 per person.

    Camping Reservation Deadline
    All RV and tent campers must have their camp reservations in and paid for no later than June 15th, 2008*.

    *There will be no exceptions to this date.


    Camp Hosts
    The Willamette Country Music Festival will provide "Camp Hosts" at our RV and tent camp areas. Camp Hosts will be there to check in campers and to answer any questions. Our "Camp Hosts" are there for your safety and assistance to make your festival experience a pleasant one.

    First Come - First Served
    All RV and Tent campsite reservations are taken and sold on a first come, first served basis. Although we would like to accomodate all of our expected campers, this may not always be possible due to space limitations. We encourage everyone to make their camping reservations as early as possible. Individual campers with PAID reservations will be mailed their campsite passes,... ( Site Area ) and ( Site Number ) closer to our festival date.

    For camping information, please contact our office at: ( 541 ) 497-7588. Or please feel free to email us with any questions at: CountryFest2008@aol.com.

    We look forward to seeing you in July.

    Join the staff from 1580 KGAL and 920 KSHO at this historic event

    Programming Update

    Thanks to those who joined us at Lebanon's Star Spangled Celebration at Cheadle Lake Park

    KGAL and KSHO Broadcast from tar Spangled Celebration, July 4, 2008
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    on image for full size picture
    {upper left} Sunset at Cheadle Lake Park, {center left} Fireworks, {bottom left} Dr. Richard Sorenson and Willamette Valley Concert Band, {right} Flag atop Lebanon Fire Departments Latter Truck
    KGAL and KSHO Broadcast from tar Spangled Celebration, July 4, 2008
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    Free MP3 Audio Podcast from 920 KSHO Broadcast

  • Part 1 (7pm hour, 42:18). High (14.8Mb) or Medium Quality (7.4Mb).

  • Part 2 (8pm hour, 42:20). High (14.9Mb) or Medium (7.4Mb).

  • Part 3 (9pm hour, 38:47). High 13.6Mb or Medium (7.4Mb).

  • Part 4 Fireworks Music Simulcast (10pm hour, 37:46). High 13.2Mb or Medium Quality (7.4Mb).

    Coming Sunday
  • Videos from Fireworks Show

  • Scio Veterans Memorial Dedication, July 4, 2008

    KGAL and KSHO Broadcast from Scio Veterans Memorial Dedication, July 4, 2008
    One thousand persons plus attended the dedication of the Scio Veterans Memorial Celebration on Independence Day, Friday July 4th.

    The ceremony started at 11:00 am at the Memorial at the intersection of Highway 226 and First Street in Downtown Scio. The memorial was just upgraded and expanded from it's original 1982 construction with funds including a park grant from the State of Oregon.

    The town overflowed with onlookers which included local biker organizations and citizens filling the 500 plus seating and grandstands.


    Parents, grandparents and children lining the parameter of the memorial, over the bridge and on the opposite side of First Street and Highway 226.

    The event was headed by Master of Ceremonies Gene Peery, owner of Century Farms Equestrian Center in Scio, and a multi-decorated Vietnam Vet where he served as a helicopter pilot.

    The ceremonies also included an address by Sherry Springer State Representative and a special fly over by the Oregon Air National Guard with an F-15. (Audio Online).

    The event was covered on location on both 1580 KGAL and 920 KSHO.

    Video of F-15 Fly Over during Ceremony

    KGAL and KSHO Broadcast from Scio Veterans Memorial Dedication F-15 Fly Over, July 4, 2008
    Four frames from the Fly Over Video

    JUNE 2008

    Operation Purple Camps for Military Family Children: Four camp periods/locations as follows: (1) June 15-20, 2008 for 13 & 14 year old boys and girls in Redmond, Oregon. ()2) June 22-27, 2008 for 15, 16 & 17 year old boys and girls in Redmond, Oregon (3) June 29-July 4, 2008 for 8 & 9 year old boys and girls To be held at the 4-H Center, Salem, Oregon (4) July 6-11, 2008 for 10, 11 & 12 year old boys and girls To be held at the 4-H Center, Salem, Oregon.

    Camp is FREE to children and teens of parents serving in: National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines, NOAA, Public Health, Air Force, and Army! Registration: March 24 - May 5th, 2008. Questions: contact Joan Engeldinger at joan.engeldinger@oregonstate.edu.


    2008 American Cancer Society
    Lebanon Relay for Life


    New Date: Friday, June 27, 6:00pm -
    Saturday, June 28th, 12:00 noon
    Lebanon High School

    Thanks to all to attended and participated in the 2007 Relay For Life of Lebanon. Over $66,900.00 was raised in this local event!

    News Talk 1580 KGAL
    From the Luminary Ceremony, Relay for Life Lebanon, May 2006

    To register a team or to get involved for the 2008 event

    Local Information Meeetings

  • Committee Meeting: Wednesday, May 14th, 6:00pm at Big Town Hero (Main & Ash in Lebanon) Interested in helping out? Are you potential sponsor? Show up at this hour long once a month meeting for more information

  • Team Leaders Meeting: Monday, April 5th, 6:00pm at Big Town Hero (Main & Ash in Lebanon) Interested in forming a team or being on a team? Show up at this hour long once a month meeting for more information Register Online

  • Lebanon Relay for Life
  • Albany Relay for Life

    News Talk 1580 KGAL
    From Opening Ceremony, Relay for Life Lebanon, May 2006

    News Talk 1580 KGAL

    Comments and pictures from the Second Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Lebanon (Friday May 19 - Saturday May 20, 2006)

    Relay 2006: It may have rained but that it not stop of sprit of the American Cancer Societies Relay for Life in Lebanon on the weekend of Friday, May 19 - Saturday, May 20th.

    Over $40,000 was raised on this local event! Thanks to all of those who participated, the organizers and sponsors.

    News Talk 1580 KGAL

    Radio Interview



    From the 2005 event Callie Brown a Cancer Survivor is a Relay For Life Team Captain and is a volunteer on the Relay for Life Steering Committee for the Lebanon Event. She appeared on 1580 KGAL's Valley Talk in the month of February (2005). [MP3 of Radio Interview]

    Act Alive!!!

    Local Event

    Saturday, June 28th 2pm - 8pm

    Pioneer School, Lebanon, OR

    Schedule of Events

    Friday June 27th
  • 8:00 PM windsurfing Columbia gorge Saturday June 28th
  • 7:00AM skiing and snowboarding at Timberline Lodge
  • 12:00 PM water sports, wakeboarding, bare footing and skiing
  • 2:00 PM Motocross in Sweet Home
  • 3:00 PM Cycle from Sweet Home clinic to Lebanon. (629 main St. Sweet Home, meet at 2:30. All are welcome to the cycling event, distance 18 miles.
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Live on Location Broadcast on 920 KSHO and 1580 KGAL
  • 5:00 PM Skydive At Act Alive headquarters, Pioneer school Lebanon, OR (across from Lebanon Community Hospital)
  • 6:00 PM 5K Run.$15.00 entry fee for run includes t-shirt . Call 541-451-7161 or click

    If you would rather walk we will have a walking course of various distances up to 3 miles.

    The walk is FREE, the goal is to get as many people together enjoying activity.
  • Why would one man, Dr. Tim Hindmarsh, jump out of an airplane, waterski barefoot and bicycle from Sweet Home to Lebanon in 24 hours or less? For one reason: to fight diabetes and its impact on east Linn County. On June 28, he wants YOU to join him.

    Type 2 diabetes is one of the most serious diseases residents of east Linn County face, and lack of physical exercise is at its root.

    On June 28, Dr. Hindmarsh will attempt to complete 10 action sports in less than 24 hours - all to raise awareness of and money for diabetes education in east Linn County. The action sports will include:

    Windsurfing on the Columbia River Snowboarding on Mt. Hood Downhill skiing on Mt. Hood Slalom waterskiing Barefoot waterskiing Wakeboarding Motocross Cycling 14 miles, from Sweet Home to Lebanon Skydiving over Lebanon Running a 5K route around Lebanon Click here to register for the 5K run or the bicycle event! (scroll down to Act Alive Decathlon) Seven of the Act Alive events will take place in Linn County, from Halsey to Sweet Home. Dr. Hindmarsh is inviting everyone to join him for the bicycle ride and the 10K walk/run. Last year, 21 people rode with him from Sweet Home to Lebanon, and 66 people walked or ran with him through Lebanon.

    New this year will be the Act Alive Fun Fair featuring healthy snacks and activities for kids and families. Local businesses will be invited to have vending booths, where they can host an activity or simply sell healthy snacks.

    Dr. Hindmarsh has raised more than $16,000 since he began the decathlon in 2005. Those proceeds benefit the Diabetes Fund at the Lebanon Community Hospital Foundation, which provides scholarships to low-income east Linn residents who need diabetes education classes.

    Check out web page for 5-minute video for footage of the 2007 decathlon! Skydiving footage was provided by WyDi Productions.

    2008 Act Alive Decathlon Sponsors


    GOLD SPONSORS
  • Becky Pape
  • Wal-Mart Save Money - Live Better

    SILVER SPONSORS
  • Knife River Corp.
  • Lebanon Lions Club
  • Wendie Wunderwald

    BRONZE SPONSORS
  • Cascade Timber Consulting, Inc.
  • Lebanon Animal Hospital - Connie Schmidt, DVM
  • Lowe's Regional Distribution Center #1436
  • Periwinkle Provisions & Wellness
  • Steelhead Strength and Fitness
  • Sweet Home Farmers Insurance - Karyn Hartsook and Linda Wakefield


  • Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon
  • Keynote Speaker: Secretary of State Bill Bradbury
  • Antique Appraising by Gary Germer
  • Wellness Walk (7:30am)
  • Citizens Bank Active Living Fair (8:30am - 2:30pm) Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon
  • Knox Brothers Concert (12:00 noon)
  • Health Screenings
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch
  • Free Workshops
  • Older Americans Day: Friday, June 20th, 2008, Mennonite Village Campus, Albany, OR Phone: 541-928-7232


    Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) Monthly Meeting: Tuesday June 10, 7:00 p.m. on at the Lebanon Senior Center. 65 B Academy Street, Lebanon.

    Speaker: Eric Hartstein, Coordinator of the South Santiam Watershed Council who will present: "Involving Local People in the Enhancement and Protection of the South Santiam Watershed". The presentation will be about what a watershed is, what a watershed council is, and what activities the SSWC are doing. Eric will present a slide show on where our work and BLT's converges.

    Enter to win a chance at a book, "BIODIVERSITY" by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent




    99th Lebanon Strawberry Festival

    Thursday, June 4th thru Sunday, June 7th

    Cheadle Lake Regional Park
    Santiam Hwy 20 and Weirick Drive, Lebanon, Oregon


    New! Pictures from this year's Grand Parade

    Lebanon Strawberry Festival Parade crowd and float pictures
    Picture montague from shots by Jim Willhight while driving KGAL/ KSHO entery in the Grand Parade, 11am, Saturday, June 7th, 2008.

    {top left} Waiting is the hardest part. It's 10 minutes before the start of the parade. {top right} The Group from Build Lebanon Trails doing this months "hike", the Parade Route. {top right below BLT} Lebanon PD officer directing traffic

    {center left} Nice viewing point, on roof of Bing's {top right center} Young Parade watching saluting KGAL/KSHO {center right} Weldon Greig, KGAL/ KSHO News Director walking the parade

    {bottom left} We get the wave {bottom center} KGAL Morning Host Radio Ray Peitz smoozing with the crowd. {bottom right upper] Parade Crowd. {bottom right lower} Very Tall Unicycle cuts in front of our camera.



    Home of the
    "World's Largest Strawberry Shortcake"

    KGAL and Lebanon Strawberry Festival

    Theme: Strawberried Enchantment
    99th  Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen 2008 Hanna Patton

    Check out this web site for details on Grand and Junior Parades and Schedule of Events

    (left) 2008 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen Hannah Patton* (Senior at East Linn Christian Academy)



    Carnival by Davis Amusements Cascadia


    We're inviting the people of your town to a grand carnival...a spectacular experience of thrilling rides, challenging games and zesty food, a time filled with laughter, fun and excitement for all, a place where people can enjoy themselves to the utmost.

    On site coupons prices:
  • Individual coupons - $1.00 each
  • Book of 24 coupons - $18.00 ($0.75/coupon)
  • Book of 40 coupons - $ 30.00 ($0.75/coupon)
  • OR All Day Pass

    GAME & RIDE PRICING:
  • Prices vary from 10 cents to two dollars
  • Kiddy Rides 3 coupons
  • Major Rides 3-4 coupons
  • Spectacular Rides 4-5 coupons
  • Wrist band purchase entitles unlimited rides for designated hours.
  • The Lebanon Strawberry Festival began in 1909 as a salute to abundant berry fields in the Mid-Willamette Valley. The organizers consisted of prominent citizens and businessmen from Lebanon. Early events included the Rose Show and Parades.

    As the Strawberry Festival continued to evolve, many changes occurred. In 1982 the Lebanon Strawberry Festival became an independent nonprofit corporation. It is a two-tiered organization with Board of Directors responsible for the annual presentation of the Festival and the Association members setting policies while looking for a permanent home for our Festival.

    The Board of Directors consists of 24 positions staffed by volunteers. These 24 positions represent the various events highlighted the first full weekend in June. We are proud that our claim to fame is the "World's Largest Strawberry Shortcake" served free to over 20,000 spectators. Other events include the Junior and Grand Parades, The Strawberry 5K Run and One Mile Health Walk, Carnival, Fireworks Display, Open Air Country Fair, Queen's Coronation and many other civic events.

    Volunteering for civic events involves a great deal of time and dedication. Many families have become involved and have encouraged their youth to become more active in our community.

    Grand Parade

    KGAL and KSHO at the 2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Grand Parade
    News Talk 1580 KGAL and Unforgettable 920 KSHO staff towing the Lebanon High School Championship Football Team & Cheer Team Float (2007).
    (For larger image click on photo)
    GRAND PARADE DETAILS

    Thanks to the thousand and thousands who joined us at the Grand Parade. See pictures (above) from the parade route.


    When: Starts at 11:00am, Saturday, June 7th

    Where: Starts at Rivercenter in South Lebanon north on Highway 20 (Main or Santiam Highway) through downtown to Rose.

    Our theme this year is Strawberry Enchantment.

    Horse Entry registration is in the field next to Crocker's Auto. This is across the road from the old staging area. It is also under subject to change. If there is a change you will receive a phone call to advise you of the new location for staging.

    Registration and Check-in for all other types of entries will be at the south end of Lebanon on Market St. next to the old Wal-Mart.

    Registration and check-in will start at 7 AM the morning of the parade.

    To avoid the $2.00 late fee and to assist in the placement of your entry, we request that you pre-register. You will then only need to check in at the registration booth prior to 10 AM the morning of the parade.

    KGAL and KSHO at the 2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Grand Parade
    (For larger image click on photo)


    Judging will begin at 8 AM and cease at 10 AM. Entries registering the day of the parade are not guaranteed to be judged. Please have your entry ready for judging at this time. Entries checking in after 9:30 AM will not be judged. Registration fees are non-refundable. We hope to see you there. Call me at 258-2803 evenings until 9:30 PM if there are any questions or special needs. Please read the agreement and PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO RULES. The form with the appropriate entry fee must be received by Wed., June 5, 2008.

    Please mail form to:
    Bobbi Birch - Grand Parade Co-Chairman 517 Morton St., Lebanon, OR 97355 , Email address: xmasbrat@comcast.net



    Join Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) in the Grand Parade

    BLT invites the community to walk in the 99th annual Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday, June 7th. The BLT group will walk behind Lebanon's 2007 Man of the Year, Rod Sell, a leader in the effort to develop 50 miles of trails in Lebanon. The group is participating in this year's parade as the 2007 Outstanding Community Service Group. It opened the Marks Slough Inaugural Trail in December 2007.

    Meet at the staging area in the River Center parking lot at 10 a.m. Wear appropriate footwear for the 3-mile walk, protective sun or inclement weather gear and bring snacks or water as desired. Leashed and well socialized dogs may participate. Owners must provide water for their pets.

    All participants will be required to sign a BLT participation waiver. Official BLT T-shirts will be available for purchase at $10 each. 100 will be available on a first-come first-serve basis in an assortment of sizes small to XXL for the first 100 participating.

    For more information about BLT in the parade please feel free to contact me, Mark Swenson, at 258-4287 or mswenson@ci.lebanon.or.us. For more information about BLT, go to web site.

    The Junior Parade is sponsored by Entek

    Friday; June 6, 2008

  • 12:00 pm (staging begins)

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (judging)

  • 2:30 pm (parade begins)

  • Place: Staging at 3rd and Grant Street

  • Theme: "Strawberry Enchantment"

    The Lebanon Strawberry Festival Jr. Parade is for all children.

    There will be judging in 7 categories; they are:
  • Decorated bicycles
  • Decorated wagons and tricycles
  • Individual walkers
  • Lg. walking groups ( 10 or more)
  • Sm. walking groups ( 10 or less)
  • Animals
  • Lg. floats

    The parade begins at 2nd and Maple, proceeds east to Main, North on Main to Rose, West on Rose and will disband at the American Legion parking lot where Popsicles will be distributed to all participants.

    Registration forms will be available at all local schools, at the Lebanon area chamber of commerce, or may be obtained by calling Denise Johnson @ 541-979-8478. All participants must have a signed registration form in order to participate in the parade.

    A few rules to keep in mind..... NO motorized vehicles will be allowed in the Jr. Parade with the exception of those used to pull a float and must be driven by a licensed adult driver. Power wheels will be allowed if accompanied by an adult. NOTHING may be tossed or projected from participants to spectators. Flyers and candy may be gently handed out.
  • 99th Lebanon Strawberry Festival
    2008 Schedule of Events

    Thursday, June 5th
  • Country Fair 4-9pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Carnival 4-10pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Karaoke Contest Preliminaries 7-10pm (Cheadle Lake Park Main Stage)

    Friday, June 6th
  • Flower, Quilt and Art Show 1 - 4:30pm (75 E Ash)
  • Junior Parade (see details above)
  • Willamette Speedway Time Trails 2:30pm
  • Country Fair 3- 9pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Carnival 4-10pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • The Taste Boys Band 5- 6pm (Cheadle Lake Park Main Stage)
  • Trails End Dance (Rounds 7pm, Square 8pm), (Lebanon Sr. Center)
  • Brugly Others Band 8 - 11pm (Cheadle Lake Park Main Stage)

    Saturday, June 7th
  • Optimist's Breakfast 6- 10am, Safeway Parking Lot, S Main & Airport
  • Fitness Walk/Run (1 mile), 10am, Main and Vine Streets
  • Strawberry Run (5k), 10:30am, Main and Vine Streets
  • Build Lebanon Trails Walk, 11am, Rivercenter
  • Grand Parade, 11am (Details see above)
  • Country Fair 1- 9pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Carnival 4-10pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Flower, Quilt and Art Show 1 - 4:30pm (75 E Ash)
  • Strawberry Shortcake Served 1pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Karaoke Contest Semi-Finals 1-4 pm (Cheadle Lake Park Main Stage)
  • Tractor & Truck Pull 2pm (Reeves Parkway and 5th)
  • Willamette Speedway Time Trails 2:30pm
  • Cascade Performing Arts Dancers 4:15pm (Cheadle Lake Park Main Stage)
  • Teen Challenge Performers 5:20pm (Cheadle Lake Park Main Stage)
  • Willamette Speedway Races 6:00 pm
  • Strawberry Festival Dance (rounds 7pm and square 8pm) (Lebanon Sr. Center)
  • Main Entertainment: David Samuals Band 8 - 11pm (Cheadle Lake Park Main Stage)
  • Fireworks at Dusk 9:30pm (Cheadle Lake Park)

    Sunday, June 8th
  • Tractor & Truck Pull 11am (Reeves Parkway and 5th)
  • Carnival Noon-5pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Country Fair Noon - 5pm (Cheadle Lake Park)
  • Music: Ginny and Katie Noon - 2pm (Cheadle Lake Park Main Stage)
  • Karaoke Contest Finals 2-5 pm (Cheadle Lake Park Main Stage)

  • Raise the Roof Gospel Concert 3pm (First Presbyterian Church, 2nd and Ash). This is an annual concert that is presented by First Presbyterian Church (Corner of Ash & Second) as a fund raiser. The benefit concert will take place the Sunday of Strawberry Festival is wonderful music to your ears. It will benefit Lebanon Area Habitat for Humanity once again this year. The benefit concert which features Kevin Wong, Pete Butler and Jubilate! a Corvallis Women's Choir, will also be benefiting the Walker House which is a transition home for previously homeless men.
  • Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen KaLynn Alley
    2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen KaLynn Alley

    Festival Royalty of the Past
    The Lebanon Strawberry Festival is always looking for new volunteers, if you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering, please call Kristi Larsen @ 619-7272 or Janey Parson @ 990-8422.

    Registration forms may be dropped off at the Lebanon area Chamber office, brought with you the day of parade, or mailed by Wed; May 28, 2008 (date only applies to mailed registration forms) to: Denise Johnson, Po Box 105, Halsey, Or. 97348
    The Lebanon Strawberry Festival cordially invites eligible young women to participate as a candidate in the selection process for the Lebanon Strawberry Festival Court.

    Qualifications:
    Attend school at Lebanon High School, East Linn Christian Academy, Lebanon Chapel, any Lebanon area charter school or Home Schooled with a Lebanon residence. Must be a senior in high school or have a senior ranking if home schooled. Must be at least 16 years old by January 1 of each year of the event. Complete initial application.

    The selection process consists of completing the following applications, a two-step interview and meetings to understand the requirements and benefits that being a member of the Lebanon Strawberry Court offers. Scholarships will be awarded based on eligibility and judging Coronation.

    If you have questions, please contact Janey Parson at 541 258-7369.
    Position and Name
  • Chairperson: Kristi Larsen
  • Vice Chair: Janey Parson
  • Treasurer: Janey Parson
  • Secretary: Vacant
  • Advertising: Chris Kenyon
  • Coronation: Jami Cate
  • Co chair: Andrea Bruce
  • Country fair: Sean & Denise Johnson
  • Court: Rachel Lee
  • Entertainment: Peggy Bishop
  • Fireworks: Ed Hayes
  • Grand Parade: Bobbi Birch Heather Barnes
  • Historian: Rachel Lee
  • Jr. Parade: Denise Johnson & Sarah Stewart
  • Run / Walk: Rob Allen
  • Shortcake: Cindy Ongers
  • Site: Rob Parson & Sean Johnson
  • Souvenirs: Kristi Larsen
  • Sponsorships: Janey Parson
  • Parking: VVA
  • Assoc. Pres.: Gary Dobrkovsky

    For more information contact: Bobbi Birch - Grand Parade Co-Chairman, 517 Morton St., Lebanon, OR. 97355.

    * -Picture thanks to Lebanon Express


  • Corvallis Community Theater's: Reefer Madness: Continuing Thursday May 29th - Sunday, June 1st.

    MAY 2008

    Guaranty RV  Albany RV Show of the Year

    Guaranty RV

    Albany RV Show of the Year

    Guaranty RV  Albany RV Show of the Year

    Thursday May 29th through Tuesday June 2nd, 2008

    Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, Oregon


    Oregon's largest RV dealer, Guaranty RV, is in town this Thursday through Tuesday at the Linn County Fairgrounds.

    Guaranty RV  Albany RV Show of the Year

    Class A, B and C motorhomes - every size, for every budget. Prices start at just $239 per month for Class A and C coaches.

    Class B Camper Vans: the most fuel efficient motorhome on the market today - and Guaranty has the largest selection in Oregon.

    $20,000 OFF a brand-new 29 foot Safari

    2000 Fleetwood Tioga, 23 foot: only $239/month

    Any purchase comes with a FREE lifetime membership to FIVE parks of your choice. You'll never have to worry about full campgrounds again.

    FREE admission




    Thanks to all who stopped by during our Live on Location Radio Broadcast on 920 KSHO Friday afternoon.



    Guaranty's amazing buying power saves you money with cancelled orders, factory over-runs, bank repos and carryovers.

    Summer is here: spend more time outside with your family in the RV of your dreams -- at a price you never though possible.

    This winter Guaranty took in a record number of trades at their Arizona dealership. Now new and used units are being offered at rock bottom prices never seen in Oregon.

    Over 100 units available for you to tour. Compare sizes, finishes, interiors and brands all in one convenient location.

    Names you know and trust: Safari, Forest River, Itasca, Monaco, Newmar, Fleetwood and MORE.

    Trade up to a better RV: Guaranty will give you maximum cash or credit for your clean trade-in.


    Grant Johnson Memorial Jazz Concert: Lebanon High School, Saturday May 31st, 7pm.

    Willamette Community Bank Open House

    Willamette Community Bank

    City Wide Grand Opening Celebration

    Thanks to all who joined us at the Clock Tower
    1495 South Main (Milton & Main)
    Lebanon, Oregon
    Local Events

    Congratulations to Bill Loftis of Lebanon the winner of a pair of 3 Day Tickets to the Oregon Jamboree

    Bill stopped by during our broadcast and entered our drawing to win a pair of 3-day passes to the Oregon Jamboree.*

    *- Thanks to all how entered during live broadcast from 10:00 am to 1:45pm the day of the Grand Opening (5/31/2008). Drawing will be conducted at approximately 1:50pm. Need not be present to win. No purchase necessary. One entry per person. Entry form must be official KGAL/KSHO form and must be complete. Must be 18 years of age.

    Saturday
    May 31st
    10 am - 2pm

    Main and Milton
    Lebanon, OR

  • Live on Location Radio Broadcast on 920 KSHO

  • Free Hamburgers and Hot Dogs. All donations go to the Key Stone Club at Lebanon Boys and Girls Club.

  • Free Face Painting for Kids

  • Entertainment Stage: Cascade Performing Arts, East Linn Christian Academy Choir, Irish Dancing, Albany German Band, Sunlite Clown and Gypsy Belly Dancers

  • Willamette Valley Concert Band: Memorial Day Preview Concert: Thursday, May 22nd, 7pm, Capital Manor, West Salem

    Willamette Valley Concert Band: Memorial Day Concert: Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th, 7pm, LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR





     Conservatory for Music Education Golf Tournament

    Nine holes of golf, 4-person scramble, prizes, barbecue, beverages and more!


    Second Annual
    Rite Way Electric
    Conservatory for Music Education
    Golf Tournament

     Riteway Electric Conservatory for Music Education Golf Tournament

    Spring Hill Country Club-Albany

    Wednesday, May 21 3PM
    Shotgun Start

    Entry fee:


    $50.00 individual (after May 7th $55)

    $200.00 for a 4 person team. We'll place you on a team or put your own team together.

    You can also sponsor a hole for just $50.00. You'll get a sign at the hole plus recognition on our radio "thank you's" after the tournament.
    We're playing, rain or shine so come on out and warm up for for the tournament season at this fun little first of the season tournament. It's an inexpensive way to support an excellent cause and have a great time!

    You can download here the player entry form or pick up a sign up form at KGAL/KSHO Radio on KGAL Drive in Lebanon, at Springhill Country Club or at CME (address below). Fill in the form send the fees to:

    Conservatory for Music Education
    33566 South Columbus
    Albany, Or. 97322
    541-926-297

    You can also email your entry form (email with name and phone number of each playes) and fees. In the subject line put Golf and give us the name and phone number of players. Send the check to the address above.



    Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair and NW Champion Sheep Dog Trials



    Pictures from our Live Local 2007 Broadcast from the Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair and NW Champion Sheep Dog Trails in Scio



    {left} Kids eating Hotdogs and snacks during the Sterling Savings Customer Appreciation BBQ
    {Right} Jim Willhight broadcasting live from the event, which was sponsored by the main sponsor, Sterling Savings Bank.




    {below} Fun and Sunshine in Scio at the Sterling Savings Bank Parking Lot with Manager Jeff Street heading up the crack hotdog cooking team.
    Click on the images to left and above for a slightly larger version of the picture.

    Sorry picture from Shelly Garrett's Cell Phone (thanks Shel). I (webmaster Jim) forgot mine.

    Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair
    and Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trails

    Thursday May 15 - Sunday, May 18th

    Scio, Oregon


    Friday, May 16, 2008
    Sunrise to Sundown: Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials, Harmony J.A.C.K. Farms at 41154 Ridge Drive, Scio, Oregon

    Noon - 11:30pm: Fairgrounds will have vendors, food, and games

    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Quilt Show, entries accepted Middle School gym

    3:00 - 5:00 pm: Fiber Arts entries accepted Scio High School Gym

    3:00 - 5:00 pm: All Breed Fleece Show, entries accepted Scio High School Gym

    5:30 pm: Judging of Quilts

    5:30 pm: Cruise In Begins, Main Street

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm: FFA Chicken BBQ Dinner, at the fairgrounds. Proceeds go to support student FFA activities

    6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Street Dance, Main Street , The Flextones.

    Saturday, May 17, 2008

    7:00 - 10:00 am, IOOF Hall Sheepherders' Breakfast

    Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials continue sunup to sundown at Harmony J.A.C.K. Farms located at 41154 Ridge Drive, Scio, Oregon.

    Musical and Entertainment on the fairgrounds 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Millersburg Overdrive band Lee Highway. The hot sounds of this country band will be sure to set your toes a tapping.

    Fairground activities 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Food booths open at 8:00 am Vendors open at 9:00 am

    FFA Chicken BBQ, at the fairgrounds from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on the fairgrounds featuring chicken, salad and other treats.

    Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at City Hall

    All Breed Fleece Show and Sale, Entries accepted between 8:00 am and 10:00 am at Scio High School gym Show and judging begins at 10:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm Sale begins after judging is completed

    Flower Show, Entries accepted between 8:00 am and 10:00 am at the Middle School gym Show opens to the public after the parade until 5:00 pm in the Middle School gym

    Quilt Show open after the parade until 5:00 p.m. at the Middle School gym

    11:00am: Grand Parade. Late registration begins at 8:30 am. Judging begins at 10:00 am. 1580 KGAL's Radio Ray will be the announcer for the event. This year's Grand Marshal is Don Shindler and the event's Honored Citizen is Glen Clayton.

    Pet Show begins 1:00 pm lamb show arena. Bring your pets to the arena and have some fun. There are categories for almost every pet. (Please no cats)

    2:30 pm: oat Show registration. Lamb Show Arena, weigh-in begins

    4:00 pm goat show starts

    Fiber Arts Show Entries for fiber arts show accepted between 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Fiber arts demonstrations at the Scio High School from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

    Forestry Competition, starts at 1:00 pm at Scio High School. The competition is open to the public. Stop by the high school and watch the competition.

    Musical and Entertainment on the fairgrounds
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Stayton Self Defense Martial Arts Demonstration
  • 10:45 - 11:00 Jacob Duncan, Didgeridoo
  • 11:00 - 12:00 MAIN STREET PARADE
  • 12:00 - 1:15 Joe Stoddard Band
  • 1:30 - 2:15 The Molly Malone Irish Dancers
  • 2:30 - 3:45 Joe Stoddard Band
  • 4:00 - 5:00 The Oregon Raptor Center Presentation
  • 5:00 - 6:30 Sure Fire country

    Sunday, May 19, 2008

    Lamb Trot, The 7K race begins at 9:00 am, the 3K event starts 5 minutes later. Entry fees are $15 with T-shirt order, $10.00 without. All proceeds benefit Jesse's Grant to help a disabled teen athlete.

    Scio Senior Class Duck Race 12:00 noon

    Sheepherders' Breakfast, 7:00 - 10:00 am, IOOF Hall

    Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials continue at Harmony J.A.C.K. Farms at 41154 Ridge Drive, Scio, Oregon

    Fairgrounds will have vendors, food, and games from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Lamb Show registration begins at 8:00 am and the show at 9:30 am

    Jackpot Lamb Show registration begins at 10:00 am and the Jackpot Show follows the Lamb Show

    Quilt Show, open from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Middle School gym

    Flower Show, open from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Middle School gym. Entries may be picked up between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm

    Fiber Arts Show, open from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Scio High School Entries may be picked up from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    All Breed Fleece Show, open from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Fleeces may be picked up from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Shari's Kids' Pie Eating contest, 1:00 pm at the fairgrounds

    Sheepskin Revue, 5:00 pm in the ZCBJ Hall


  • Real Estate Talk Open Houses!

    Real Estate Talk Open House
    This week's Open Houses from Prudential Real Estate Professionals in Albany.

    Click on our Special Open Houses Web Pages or call the Prudential Real Estate Professionals at 541-928-6363.
    4th annual Living Well, Aging Well Health Expo




    Join us at the 4th annual Living Well, Aging Well Health Expo

    Wednesday, May 14th, 9am to 3pm

    Linn County Fair and Expo Center

    This event is organized by the Cascades West Senior Services Foundation, a non-profit supporting Linn, Benton and Lincoln county seniors.

    Cascades West Senior Services Foundation 4th annual Living Well, Aging Well Health Expo

    More information about the event.

    Health Screenings

    The Oregon Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit will be with us for the day, offering many free screenings to those who choose to take part. The screenings they will offer are:

  • Vision
  • Blood Pressure
  • Glaucoma
  • Hearing
  • Diabetes (this requires a three-hour fast prior to the screen)

    Samaritan Health Services will also offer a free bone density screening at their Diagnostic Imaging booth.

  • Prescription Interaction Consultations. These free consultations will be brought to you through a partnership with the Albany Bi-Mart Pharmacy and the OSU College of Pharmacy.

    Bring in a list of your medications, or the medications themselves, and speak with a knowledgeable pharmacist to discover any interactions or problems with the combination you are taking. This will take place at the Bi-Mart exhibitor booth


    Demonstrations and Speakers

  • Container Gardening- At five times through the day the OSU Master Gardeners will be demonstrating container gardening techniques. The supplies for these demonstrations are donated by Garland Nursery and will be raffled off to those who attend the presentations, but kept on display for visitors to view until the end of the expo. Delivery will be arranged at the conclusion of the event.

  • Cooking DemonstrationsOSU Extension Service Faculty member Janice Gregg will be cooking up some great recipes and offering samples four times throughout the day. Her recipes and information on healthy eating and "Cooking for 1 or 2" will be available at her booth. For attendees of these sessions there will be a veggie and herb container garden raffled off at the end of the day (not necessary to be present to win).

  • Group Fitness InstructionTimberhill Athletic Club's Aging Well group exercise instructor will be providing a demonstration and explanation of healthy aging through exercise in a 15-20 minute, interactive session.
  • Live on Location Broadcast Schedule: Wednesday 5/14 10 am - 1pm
    Join us on both NewsTalk 1580 KGAL and our sister station Unforgettable, 920 KSHO for a live broadcast from the event. From 10 to 11 am Jim Willhight will be broadcasting live on 920 KSHO with Bill Diamond spinning the oldies.

    Then right after the CBS and Local News at 11:06 the broadcast switches to our local talk show, Valley Talk on 1580 KGAL. Joining us will be Valley Talk Host Jim Willhight and Show Co-Host Mollie Kerins.

    From Noon to 1pm Bill Diamond will be spining the Best Music of All time on Unforgettable 920 KSHO and Jim Willhight will join him from location.

    It's Live, Local Radio on News Talk 1580 KGAL and Unforgettable 920 KSHO


    Speaker Schedule

  • 9:30 am - Carol Walsh, RD, Corvallis Clinic-Finding the time and energy to make healthy food choices in later years helps both in reducing the risk of chronic diseases and in managing signs and symptoms of disease. Explore the topic of "Growing older, Eating Better" with one of Corvallis Clinic's Registered Dietitians.

  • 10:30 am - Beth Laurenson, ND, Heartspring Wellness Center-Beth will give a nice overview if naturopathic medicine as well as an introduction to common supplements for the aging body and mind.

  • 11:30 am - Bernadette Murphy, M.O.V.E. Coalition-Bernadette will introduce the new culture change of nursing home care in Oregon. She is part of an Oregon state coalition called Making Oregon Vital for Elders (M.O.V.E.). It is dedicated to culture change by enhancing the way care and services are delivered to older adults in Oregon. MOVE's goal is for all people to live in communities in which each person's capabilities and individuality are affirmed and developed regardless of setting.

  • 12:30 pm - Megan Jones, Bi-Mart Pharmacy-Megan will give a great introduction to common over the counter medication and the possible interactions with current prescription drugs.

  • 1:30 pm - Diana Bach, Hearing Specialist, Corvallis Clinic-This presentation will focus on the latest hearing devices and will provide information on a free hearing screening offered by Corvallis Clinic during the week following this event. Attendees will be given the option to enter into a buy one, get one free hearing device drawing.

  • 2:15 pm - Kathy King, PT, Marquis Home Care Services-Learn about the importance of fall prevention as well as some great stretching techniques for better balance to reduce your risk of falls and increase flexibility.

  • Participating Organizations and Vendors

    AARP Oregon
    Albany Bi-Mart Pharmacy
    Albany Transportation
    Benton County Dial-A-Bus
    Benton Hospice
    Brookdale Senior Living
    Capital Manor
    Corvallis Clinic
    Dallas Retirement Village
    Democrat Herald
    Fisher Funeral Home
    Grace Center
    Lincare
    Linn-Benton Housing Auth
    Marquis Home Care Services
    Massage Therapists
    NAMI
    OCWCOG Senior Meals
    Samaritan Advantage
    Samaritan Albany GH
    Samaritan Cancer Resource Ctr
    Samaritan Community Wellness
    Samaritan Diagnostic Imaging
    Samaritan Evergreen Hospice
    Samaritan Heartspring Wellness
    Samaritan Lifeline
    Samaritan Medical Equipment
    Samaritan Senior Companion
    Samaritan Wiley Creek
    Secure Horizons
    Senior & Disability Services
    The Affordable Company
    Valley AIDS Info
    Visiting Angels
    Volunteer Caregivers

    Albany Civic Theater "The Diary of Anne Frank". Through Saturday, May 10, 2008 , Albany Civic Theater, 111 First St SW, Albany, $, 541-928-4603 by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman, directed by Kay Roth. Newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank, as well as survivor accounts, are interwoven to create an impassioned, contemporary story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule. A new adaptation for a new generation.

    WHEN ELMO GROWS UP- Sesame Street: Saturday, May 10th (10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.) and Sunday, May 11th, (1 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.), Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR

    "WHEN ELMO GROWS UP"

    Favorite Friends Plan Their Pageant - and Their Future -in Portland

    PORTLAND, Ore. - Introducing Abby Cadabby! The newest Muppet on Sesame Street joins Elmo, Zoe, Rosita and all of her furry and feathered friends in asking, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' as they prepare for a pageant on Sesame Street. Get ready to sing cowboy songs, ride the rails and more when Sesame Street Live "When Elmo Grows Up" performs at the Memorial Coliseum from Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11. Tickets for five performances go on sale Monday, March 24 at 10 a.m. The 2007-08 Sesame Street Live tour season is sponsored by Beaches Resorts, the Caribbean's #1 ultra all-inclusive luxury resorts for families featuring exclusive year-round fun with your friends from Sesame Street.


    When Elmo and his Sesame Street Live friends think about growing up, it's a musical show-and-tell! Bert dreams of becoming a forest ranger, Telly longs to be a cowboy and their newest friend, Abby Cadabby, wants to be a Fairy Godmother just like her mommy. Elmo thinks about becoming a 'weather monster,' but has a hard time predicting his own forecast-he wants to be anything and everything all at once! "When Elmo Grows Up" includes lessons on perseverance, teamwork and the power of imagination. Children learn that if they believe in themselves and are willing to try, the possibilities are endless.

    Like television's Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless lessons for all ages. Through the razzle-dazzle of this musical Broadway-quality production, children learn about patience, acceptance and teamwork. The universal appeal of a Sesame Street Live production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written scripts, and music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as "Home on the Range," "Down on the Corner" and "Give a Little Love." "When Elmo Grows Up" features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as "I Love Trash" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider."

    Tickets: $12, $15 and $20. A limited number of $28 Gold Circle seats are also available. Additional fees and discounts may apply. Tickets can be purchased at the Rose Quarter Box Office, all participating Safeway/ Tickets West outlets, by calling 877.789.ROSE (7673), or at ComcastTIX.com. For Groups of 10+ please call 503.963.4400. For more information please visit RoseQuarter.com or Sesamestreetlive.com.

    *OPB Benefit Premiere Performance on Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m. For more information call 800-245-2346 or visit www.opb.org/tickets.


    Upstairs Downtown Tour: Downtown Albany.

    The annual Upstairs Downtown Tour will take place on May 2, 2008 from 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitors will get a chance to see some of the unique urban living spaces in the in the upper stories of downtown buildings, some of which have not been open to the public for years.

    Renovation has been going strong and we'll have several new lofts and offices to show off, they are marked with a * below. The tour will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Look for the white balloons marking the entrances. The trolley will be running for your convenience. Call 541-928-2469 if you have questions.

    The Tour will be at the following locations:

  • 422 1st Ave. W, Loft 44, owner John Boock
  • 431 1st Ave. W, Masonic Lodge
  • *311 1st Ave. W, owners Bill & Connie Lanham, entrance is from the parking lot
  • *127 Broadalbin St. SW, tenant Renew Consulting, building owner Dr. Richard Hews
  • 240 2nd Ave. SW, old city jail cells in the basement, owner Bob Lund
  • 222 1st Ave. W, Flinn Block, owner Marc Manley, part of the upstairs is new to the tour
  • 136 Lyon St. SW, Albany Regional Museum
  • *131 Montgomery St. E, Camas Creek Antiques, tenant Janet Ross, building owner John Boock
  • *321 1st Ave. E, Montgomery Park, owner David Reece
  • *333 1st Ave. E, Foundry Lofts, owner David Reece
  • 503 1st Ave. W, Dentzel American Carousel Museum will be open even though there is no loft



  • Santiam Stampede Auction: Saturday May 3 (5pm), Santiam Christian School, Adair Village, OR.

    It's Santiam Christian Schools 28th Annual Fund Raising Auction.

    THE SANTIAM STAMPEDE

  • 4:00 pm - "The Saddle Bronc" Silent Auction. "Watch It, or You're Off In A Hurry"
  • 4:00 pm - "Barrel Racing" Best Bids. "Give It Your Best...Hope For The Best"
  • 6:00 pm - "Fancy Talkers, Snake Oil, and Good Words To The Good Lord"
  • 6:15 pm - Grub is Ready: Santiam Dinin' Hall. "Great Vittles, Fine Friends & The Best of Times"
  • 6:30 pm - Sweet Tunes & Melodious Harmonies
  • 7:15 pm - The Big Show: Bull Riding
  • 8:00pm (apx) "It's Live Auction Time!"


    Carriage Me Back to 1895 : Saturday May 3 (10am-3pm) - Sunday May 4th (noon-4pm), Linn County Museum & Moyer House, 101 Park Avenue, Brownsville, 541-466-3390



    APRIL 2008

    Albany Civic Theater "The Diary of Anne Frank". Friday April 25th - Saturday, May 10, 2008 , Albany Civic Theater, 111 First St SW, Albany, $, 541-928-4603 by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman, directed by Kay Roth. Newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank, as well as survivor accounts, are interwoven to create an impassioned, contemporary story of the lives of people persecuted under Nazi rule. A new adaptation for a new generation.


    Denim and Diamonds goes Hog Wild: Saturday, April 26th, Corvallis, OR. Dinner Fundraiser featureuing Harley Davidson Raffle. This is a fund raiser for Trillium Children's Farm Home. Last year, Denim & Diamonds raised $174,000 and the Development team hopes to reach $200,000 this year.

    Mighty Oaks Children's Therapy Center "Embrace Every Child"( live & silent auction): Saturday, April 26th, 5-10pm, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-967-7551

    Procession of the Species Celebration: Saturday, April 26th, 11am, Historic Downtown Albany. free, 541-928-3040
    Programming Update

    Thanks to the Hundreds and Hundreds who joined us at the 2008 BizExpo Radio Broadcast

    We took 1580 KGAL's Valley Talk and 920 KSHO to the "streets", on location at the 2008 Biz Expo organized by the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Free Download mp3 Podcast of the Valley Talk Broadcast from Event

    Coming Soon: Pictures from the 2008 BizExpo

    Valley Talk's Average Guy's Investment Talk Show with John Gibson and Jim Willhight on location from 11:06 to Noon on 1580 KGAL.

    Then host Jim Willhight will man the live broadcast booth on sister station Unforgettable 920 KSHO until 5pm.
    Broadcast brought to you by
    Willamette Community Bank
    Local Events
    Our on Local Live Broadcast brought to you in part
    by Willamette Community Bank.

    Join us at the event from 11am-7pm today at the River Center in Lebanon (old Wal-Mart).

    Key Bank Stage
    Entertainment & Demonstration Schedule

  • 11:15a - 11:30a Conservatory For Music Education
  • 11:35a - 11:50a K-9 Demonstration
  • 11:55a - 12:10p Cascade Performing Arts: Toddlers
  • 12:15p - 12:30p All American Restoration: Blind Cleaning
  • 12:35p - 1:10p Ray Hendricks: Piano
  • 1:15p-1:30p Mallard Creek Golf-Swing!
  • 1:35p-1:50p Simply Elegant Fashion Show
  • 1:55p-2:10p Fitness & All Sports Training: Terry Deacon
  • 2:15p-2:30p Conservatory For Music Education
  • 2:35p-2:50p K-9 Demonstration
  • 2:55p-3:10p Thought of the Day Trio
  • 3:15p-3:30p Patton Productions
  • 3:35p-3:50p Gotcha Covered Catering: Accapella Singers
  • 3:55p-4:10p Thought of the Day Trio
  • 4:15p-4:30p All American Restoration: Blind Cleaning
  • 4:35p-4:50p Gotcha Covered Catering: Accapella Singers
  • 4:55p-5:10p Cascade Performing Arts
  • 5:15p-5:30p Mallard Creek Golf-Swing!
  • 5:35p-5:50p Simply Elegant Fashion Show
  • 5:55p-6:10p Gotcha Covered Catering: Accapella Singers

  • Face Painting
  • Food Sampling
  • Door Prizes (over $2000)
  • Health Screenings: Bone Density Scans,
  • Diabetes Info
  • Tobacco Cessation Information
  • Blood Pressure Checks

  • Sponsors and Exhibitors

  • Roberson Motors
  • US Bank
  • C P I
  • Key Bank
  • AmeriTitle
  • Roth's Fresh Market
  • OSU Federal Credit Union
  • Barrett Business Services, Inc.
  • Edward Jones, Gary Shields & Michelle McMullen
  • Umpqua Bank
  • Wirth Wireless
  • MyKeyWeb.com
  • Blue Ribbon Bakery
  • All-American Restoration
  • Willamette Manor
  • Bason Sign
  • Lebanon Community Schools
  • Majestic Art & Photography
  • Pre-Paid Legal & ID Theft Shield
  • Adair Homes
  • Simply Elegant
  • Willamette Valley Rehab Center
  • Minuteman Press of Albany
  • ReMax - Will Tucker
  • Queen Anne Apartments
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • LBCC Lebanon Center
  • Allied Waste
  • Linn-Benton Community College
  • Patton Productions
  • Cardas Photography
  • Lebanon Shooting Range
  • Partners for Progress
  • Bankers Life & Casualty
  • Oregon Employment Dept.
  • Conservation for Music Ed.
  • Costco
  • Berlee's Fancies
  • Citizen's Bank
  • Dailey Health
  • Santiam Place Event Hall
  • New Business Generation
  • Pacific Crest Home Loans
  • Central Willamette CCU
  • SelecTemp
  • Caboodle Cartridge
  • Bridge Creek
  • Farmers Insurance-Hartsock
  • A J Internet Services
  • Selco
  • Mallard Creek Golf
  • Main Auto Body
  • Kirby & Crawford Engineering
  • Aasum-Dufour Funeral Home
  • Willamette Financial Group
  • Employers Overload
  • Linn Co Federal Credit Union
  • OMI
  • Complete Wireless Solutions
  • Quiznos
  • Community Serv. Consortium
  • Les Schwab
  • Farmers Insurance-Sellers
  • L & R Windows
  • Cold Iron Construction LLC
  • Sentsy Wireless Candles
  • Gotcha Covered Catering
  • Xtreme Graphics
  • Hogs N Hay
  • Linn County Sheriff
  • Lebanon Police Dept.
  • Edward Jones-McMullen/Shields
  • Roth's Fresh Market
  • US Bank
  • Barrett Business Services
  • Key Bank
  • Leb. Sam. Comm. Hospital
  • Pregnancy Alternative Center
  • Baughman Hearing Services
  • Fitness & All Sports Training
  • Selah Counseling
  • Truly Yours Skin
  • Comcast
  • KGAL and /KSHO Radio
  • Willamette Community Bank
  • Hidden Treasures

    2008 BizExpo Listing on this web site and local events page by Willhight Programming and Web Services.


  • American Whippet Club : Friday, April 19 - Monday, April 21, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 425-222-4734.

    Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) Travel Series Cruising Russia with Clint Denn, Sunday April 20, 2008, 2 p.m. in the Russell Tripp Performance Center on the LBCC Main Campus.

    Cost is $7 for adults and $6 for Seniors (age 62 and older) and Students season passports are $20. Tickets are now on sale on-line and at the box office. If you are not on our mailing list, sign up today by calling (541) 917-4531.



    Oregon Walk MS: Saturday, April 19th, 10:00am, Oregon State University Quad, Corvallis, OR. Also at: Eugene @ Kendall Subaru Dealership and in Salem at the Riverfront Park Pavilion

    Peterson Butte Hike Build Lebanon Trails, ( BLT ), Lebanon, Oregon

    Build Lebanon Trails (BLT)

    Build Lebanon Trails, ( BLT ), Lebanon, Oregon

    Community Hike
    Peterson Butte Trail

    Saturday, April 12th, 10:00am







    We will be meeting rain or shine on the north side of the Butte. To reach this location:

    Travel west on Airport Road out of Lebanon about 1 mile past the airport. At the first bend in the road do not turn, but go straight onto Polly Farm Lane. BLT event signs will guide you to the parking location.

    Remember to bring your binoculars!
  • Hike: Peterson Butte Trail

  • Degree of Difficulty: DIFFICULT. The hike elevation change ranges from 400 feet at the bottom, to 1400 feet at the top. Expect steep inclines; rocky soil surfaces with very uneven footing at times.

  • Length of Time: 2 hours approximate

  • Length: 2.5 miles

  • Clothing/ Equipment: Wear footwear and clothing appropriate for weather conditions

  • Cautions: Poison Oak has been spotted on this hike - be aware.

    Terry Deacon will be leading our group from the North side of the Butte to the summit.

    Dr. Raylene Gordin will be providing information about the flora and fauna of the area.

    Inspired by the Vision - Dedicated to the Work

  • Build Lebanon Trails, ( BLT ), Lebanon, Oregon
    Ground Breaking Ceremony
    Hike sponsors:

    Samaritan Health Services, the City of Lebanon, NewsTalk 1580 KGAL, Linn Co Federal Credit Union, Economy Supply, Unforgettable 920 KSHO radio, MyKeyWeb and the many dedicated BLT volunteers.

    Leashed dogs NOT ALLOWED due to several issues (Poison Oak, Private Property and Rough Terrain) on hike. Note that on most BLT hikes Leashed dogs are allowed.

    Build Lebanon Trails Web Site by MyKeyWeb

    For More Information, Contact Mark Swenson, (541) 258-4287 or email. Built Lebanon Trails Official Web Site.


    All are invited to BLT's public meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Lebanon Senior Center. Come and learn more about our current and future projects and what you can do to help at our next meeting on April 8th.




    Philomath High School Disney High School Musical : Wednesday, April 9 - Saturday, April 12. Curtain for this spectacular event will be 7:30 pm. Tickets for the show will range in price from $5.00 general admission (bleacher seating) to $20. Pre-sale tickets, which bring a $5.00 discount - EXCEPT general admission - will be available at the high school front office during regular school hours.

    Flat Coated Retriver Society of America: Monday, April 7th - Friday, April 11th. Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 509-697-4679.

    Skills USA Oregon Skills Championships & Leadership Conference: Friday, April 11 - Saturday, April 12, Linn Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd, Albany, free, 503-385-4637

    Northwest Buckskins: Friday April 11 - Sunday, April 13, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 503-930-3967, free

    Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Town Hall Monday: , March 31, 6 to 9 pm at the CH2MHill Alumni Center on the OSU campus.

    Albany Civic Theater "The Drawer Boy" : Thursday, April 3 - Saturday, April 5th, 8pm, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First St SW, Albany, $, 541-928-4603

    Oregon Paint Horse Club : Friday April 4th - Sunday April 6, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-936-1944, free

    Oregon Scottish Heritage Festival & Car Show: Saturday, April 5, 2008, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Willamette Event Center, Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR. Adults - $6.00, Seniors & Students - $5.00, Under 12 - Free, Phone: 541-451-3815


    Jeff Nicholson Concert: Sunday, April 6th, 6:00pm, Maranatha Christian Fellowship, 2815 Pine Street S.E. (one block west of Geary Street on the corner of 28th Avenue), Albany, Oregon 97322. (541) 928-6420

    Jeff Nicholson was the former bass player for Sammy Hagar prior to becoming a premier Christian Rock Musician and playing bass and traveling with the Darrell Mansfield Band, Idol Cure, Benny Hester, and others. Currently, Jeff is the Music Director for KAJO Radio in Grants Pass, Oregon when he isn't traveling and sharing his musical gifts at various churches up and down the west coast. Redeemed Classics - "We Ain't In Nashville Anymore, Toto! Concerts...". Jeff has put together the most eclectic collection of classic hits and redeemed them for the King of kings. If you love the classics, from the Eagles to James Brown to Sinatra, this concert is for you! You can hear a sample of Jeff Nicholson's music, Redeemed Classics, on iTunes. MARCH 2008

    Local Events

    Willamette Community Bank Lebanon Opening

    Monday, March 24th
    9 am - 5pm
    Meet us at the Clock Tower, Willamette Community Bank Square, Milton and Main (Highway 20) in Lebanon.


    Northwest Horse Fair and Expo

    Friday, March 28 - Sunday, March 30,
    Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR

    Northwest Horse Fair and Expo returns to Albany, Oregon for its ninth year March 28th through the 30th, and will feature an impressive list of renowned clinicians and presenters, diverse commercial displays, the popular Breed Showcases and Stallion reviews and new features including Craig Cameron's Extreme Cowboy Race(tm).

    Presenters this year include Craig Cameron's "Ride Smart" clinics; Ken McNabb, "Discovering the Horseman Within"; Jane Armour, "Hunters & Jumpers"; Jeremy Steinberg, "Dressage"; Cleve Wells, "Western Pleasure" and Bob Jeffreys & Suzanne Sheppard, "Teaching Two as One".
    A Native Texan Craig Cameron, one of the original clinicians, is on the road more than 44 weeks a year covering 80,000 miles demonstrating the style of horsemanship he has perfected in the last 23 years. Called the "public defender of the horse," Craig dedicates himself to those who educate their horses by first educating themselves. At an age where most have long since retired the thought of starting colts, Craig Cameron, known as "The Cowboy's Clinician," starts hundreds of horses each year in addition to his four-day clinics held at his ranches in Bluff Dale, TX and Lincoln, NM. He blends education with entertainment and has created a program that builds confidence and trust between man and horse. Rather than fight the animal, he offers patience and understanding that leaves the horse wanting to do what is asked of him.

    In the early 80's Craig was fortunate to meet a man named Ray Hunt who opened his eyes to the art of working through understanding when training horses. Building upon his experiences, Craig uses a philosophy of teaching that eliminates rough handling of horses earning him a well-deserved international following. Craig, a life-long rancher, working cowboy and horse trainer, has just about done it all from cow-calf, stocker operations, custom hay-baling, or capturing wild cattle for fellow ranchers. After years of bull riding on the professional rodeo circuit and successfully operating his cattle business, Craig, decided that it was truly the horse that attracted him.

    Craig Cameron will not only present clinics at the 2008 Northwest Horse Fair & Expo, he will also conduct his Extreme Cowboy Race(tm) each day at the event. The Extreme Cowboy Race(tm)-as seen on RFD-TV- is a timed and judged race through an obstacle course that is designed not only to push horse and rider teams out of their traditional "comfort zones," but also to test communication between horse and rider and the horsemanship skills and athletic abilities of each competitor. Spectators will find the competition exciting and entertaining to watch while contenders will address its challenges in a race for $7,200 in cash prizes, and the title of "Extreme Cowboy Race Champion."

    Breaking News:

    Rick Lamb to record the Horse Show at the Expo

    Recording Session Times:
    Friday 3/28, 10:30a
    Friday 3/28, 5:00pm
    Saturday 3/29, 11:00am
    Saturday 3/29, 6:00pm
    Sunday 3/30, 1:00pm

    Rick Lamb's Horse Show on 1580 KGAL

    Rick Lamb at NW Horse Show and Expo

    Rick Lamb, Host of The Horse Show that airs Sunday 9:06 - 10:00am on KGAL.



    "The Horse Show Live" with Rick Lamb presented by Daily 72, will also be appearing daily with live interviews and presentations. The Horse Show is a nation wide radio show that airs locally on NewsTalk 1580 KGAL 9:06 to 10:00 am Sundays.
    Although the Extreme Cowboy Race(tm) at the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo is not currently scheduled to be filmed for broadcast, the competition will include many of the same elements, excitement associated with Craig Cameron's televised productions in Texas. A maximum of 36 horse/rider teams will be selected through an application process by Mr. Cameron for participation in the race.

    The first 12 teams will compete the evening of Thursday, March 27th. The second round of 12 teams will compete Friday, March 28th with the remaining 12 teams competing Saturday, March 29th. The top twelve horse and rider teams will advance to the Extreme Cowboy Race(tm) finals on Sunday, March 30th.

    Back by popular demand this year, Ken McNabb started his equine experience on a two-week pack trip when he was 10 days old. Like most kids who grow up on ranches, Ken was working cattle and training his own horses while still in grade school. Throughout high school, he picked up extra money breaking colts for neighbors. By the early 1990's, Ken's natural ability and his love for horses led him to consider studying professional horse training as a career. Around that time John Lyons, with his psychological approach and gentle training methods, was beginning to gain national acceptance and in 1993, Ken became one of the first certified John Lyons Trainers. The ranchers back home were skeptical of these gentle methods, but as Ken began producing better saddle horses, the doubts disappeared. The demand for Ken's training time left him fully booked. Realizing that thousands of people were anxious to find better ways of training, Ken began teaching his techniques in 1996.

    Since that time, Ken has taught thousands of students. He has had clinics from coast to coast, from Texas to Alaska. Universally, his students agree that he is a master communicator who makes training easy to understand and workable for both young and old. Ken is committed to transferring his expertise to his students so that they can become the rider/trainer themselves. He believes that with the right training, mediocre horses can become good, and good horses can become great. He has always believed that any rider, and any horse, can find their best potential given the right opportunity. He offers a unique environment where the horse is trained using the best methods, and the rider is coached to bring their personal best into the arena. Ken's faith in Christ, along with his commitment to strong family values and patriotism, help make him the kind of speaker/trainer people enjoy.



    New this year, Jane Armour will be at the Expo presenting Hunter Jumper clinics. Armour grew up in a small rural town in Scotland, and was lucky enough to have her own ponies. The pleasure and passion she discovered in her early childhood created a desire to be around horses as much as possible. The desire to learn all that she could lead her to train for the British Horse Society Examinations with the British Olympic Dressage Trainer. During her training she learned that a systematic training program builds a sound happy horse that is relaxed, confident and successful. She has not deviated from these principles in over thirty-five years of teaching and training. Jane competed successfully in Scotland, England and Ireland in dressage, eventing and show hunter classes with numerous horses. Wins included hunter classes at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland and light-weight hunter championship at Balmoral, Northern Ireland. During this time she became a dressage judge and started the first Scottish Dressage Championships. In Great Britain the British Horse Society is the lead body for advice and training. She became an Examiner in 1976 for the British Horse Society and worked for many years training and testing professional riders and instructors. After relocating to Ireland in 1994, she expanded the breeding part of the business and became a judge for ridden hunters for the Irish Horse Shows Association. She now travels extensively in the States and in Scotland and Ireland offering clinics and workshops to riders and trainers who want to build a strong relationship with their horse or students. Jane has written one book, Steps to Success through Clinics and Confidence, and is currently working on a second book for parents and trainers about the emotional value of riding for children. She has two DVD's 'Reach out for Confidence' and 'A Bit of Understanding'.



    Jeremy Steinberg made his first appearance at a national venue in 1996 at the USDF Young Rider Championship where he earned Individual Gold Medal and helped to win the Team Silver Medal for Region 6. Since then, he has gained much attention in regional and national dressage press as "one to watch" among world class US competitors. Jeremy and his most recent FEI partner, Parocco, had extremely successful show seasons in 2005, 2006 and early 2007 at Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle. This exceptional partnership resulted in their making the 2007 US League Final and earning the invitation to compete in the invitational only competition at the World Cup before Parocco's well deserved retirement. During 2007, Parocco and Jeremy earned the Oregon Dressage Society's Good Sportsmanship and Horse Ambassador awards for bringing international level dressage home to Oregon. Jeremy and Parocco won both in 2005 and 2006 the Region 6, Northwest Dressage and Oregon Dressage Society's yearly Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle Championships.

    Jeremy's accomplishments also include riding in numerous United States Dressage Federation training symposiums with some of the greatest trainers in the world. Along with training over 10 horses to Grand Prix Dressage, Jeremy has been long listed numerous times by the United States Equestrian Federation for both the developing rider program and for the last World Equestrian Games. Jeremy teaches daily lessons to riders of all levels, training and showing horses from Training Level through Grand Prix. Jeremy enjoys teaching, emphasizing an environment conducive to learning classical dressage and good horsemanship. His goal is for students to understand the basic philosophies of dressage, enabling them to work successfully with their own horses. Jeremy has become a much sought after clinician in the United States and Canada.

    In the circles of pleasure horse owners, trainers, and riders, Cleve Wells is a name that is commonly heard and spoken, and with good reason. Cleve has ridden two separate horses to World Championships in the same year, Radical Rodder in Sr. Western Pleasure and Zippo Can Do in Jr. Western Pleasure. Though it isn't the first time an individual trainer has done this, it has been many years since the feat was last accomplished. The World Championships for Radical Rodder and Zippo Can Do aren't the only accomplishments under Cleve's belt. Add to them fifteen other horses he has led to World Championships! But his talent doesn't end there either...Cleve has been described by other trainers and horsemen as 'a true thinker, way ahead of his time' his ideas are innovative and creative. He has taken his skills as a trainer and rider and expanded to teaching not only other trainers who have worked with him but also through his seminars where he takes his training on the road. Cleve hosts several clinics in which he teaches his program to others in person.



    Another great addition this year will be Bob Jeffreys and Suzanne Sheppard Teaching Two as One(tm). Bob Jeffreys' passion for horses and years of personal experience and work with various trainers led him to develop the Partnership Training for Horse and Rider(r) system. His training methods encompass the most effective techniques available. Bob's unique Vowel Method of Applied Pressure(tm) enhances the rider's ability to communicate with the horse by gaining control over specific body parts. Bob has taken the time to consider training from the horse's perspective. He carefully analyzes whether the horse is afraid, or is simply confused about what is being asked. Through this thorough, thoughtful and concentrated process, Bob has been able to discard many unproductive methods and devices. In addition to communicating with specific body parts, Bob's methods focus on training the horse to become a willing partner, as well as mastering riding techniques that improve this partnership. Bob works with a wide variety of breeds including Quarter Horses, Paints, Thoroughbreds, Morgans, Arabs, Icelandics, Norwegian Fjords, Saddlebreds, Missouri Fox Trotters and Standardbreds. He also writes a column that is featured in New York Horse, Infohorse.com.



    Suzanne Sheppard (Centered Riding(r) Level 3 Instructor/Clinician) grew up in Virginia, taking English riding lessons from the time she was five years old. She enjoyed showing and trail riding her own horses throughout her childhood. As an adult Suzanne studied T'ai Chi Chuan, eventually becoming a T'ai Chi instructor, while also earning her Master's Degree in Education. After teaching elementary school for 10 years and establishing a successful private tutoring practice Suzanne was inspired to return to the equestrian world, where she could pursue her love of beautiful movement with horses. Since graduating from Bob Jeffreys' first Trainer Education Program she has worked with a variety of horse breeds and their riders to cultivate better equitation through a focus on body awareness, feel, balance, timing and communication.

    Her background in natural horsemanship, martial arts and education led her to study with Sally Swift and many other very gifted Centered Riding(r) instructors, earning her current qualifications. Suzanne has been featured on various radio and TV shows, and has worked with Bob to develop and produce their Self-Help Series for Riders New & Returning to Horses, a triple video/DVD set.

    The three-day equine exposition is an excellent opportunity to improve your horsemanship skills whether you're a beginner or expert rider. The line-up of diverse clinicians ensures that riders of any discipline will learn new skills to improve their riding and enjoyment of their horses. This Expo is designed to meet the needs of the expert as well as the beginning horse enthusiast. In addition to the instructional sessions in the lecture halls, arenas and courtyard, attendees will enjoy two big buildings of commercial vendors featuring the latest innovations in the equine industry and entertaining equine demonstrations and presentations including the very popular Friday evening Equine Extravaganza, drill teams, dancing horses and more.

    Sunday, March 30th is LMF Feed Youth Day. Admission is free to 4-H and Pony Club members 18 years and under presenting a current club ID at the gate. Clinics and Lectures presented that day by Bob Jeffreys and Suzanne Sheppard will be geared specifically toward youth audiences.

    The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo is sponsored by a variety of area companies including SilverLite Trailers, Coastal Farm & Ranch, NW Rider Magazine, the official publication, Andis Clippers, LMF Feed Stores, Orthoflex Saddleworks, Inc., Embroidery Creations and Guaranty RV & 5th Wheel Centers. For more information contact the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo at www.equinepromotions.net, by phone (765) 655-2107 or via e-mail at jjcloe@equinepromotions.net.



    Willamette Valley Community Orchestra: Saturday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 23, at 4:00 p.m. Linn-Benton Community College's Russell Tripp Performance Center (Albany).

    This weekends Ingural Concert featuring Mozart's "Magic Flute" Overture, Bizet's "Carmen Suite No. 1" , "Carmen Suite No. 2", and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 1 in C Major". The first concert is at the Ashbrook Independent School's Theater (Corvallis). Admission: $10 adults / $5 seniors & college/university students / Children are FREE with paid adult.

    "NEWLY FORMED WILLAMETTE VALLEY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA TO OFFER INAUGURAL CONCERT"

    "Nature abhors a vacuum" as the saying goes. It seems that there is a great deal of truth in that oft repeated quote credited to Aristotle. Right here in the Willamette Valley, the truth of this statement is being borne out by the recent formation of a new community-based symphony orchestra - the Willamette Valley Community Orchestra (WVCO). The speed with which this new ensemble took shape is nearly breathtaking. In the course of a couple of months, it has traveled from a brief thought in a collegial conversation to an actual symphony orchestra that is about to have its first performances!

    Sponsored by both the OSU Music Department and Linn-Benton Community College's Arts & Communication Division, the WVCO has an official roster of 44 instrumentalists representing Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Sweet Home, Scio, Junction City, and Eugene. Many of these players have performed with the Eugene Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players, Corvallis-OSU Symphony, Newport Symphony, and other regional orchestras. As a result of this tremendous interest in the organization, a player's committee has been formed and the initial paperwork has been completed to begin the process of attaining the organization's non-profit (501c3) status with both the state and federal governments.

    "It isn't our intention to reinvent the New York Philharmonic nor is it our intent or in the best interest of the Willamette Valley for us to create an ensemble that reproduces exactly what the Corvallis-OSU Symphony is doing" says Sean Paul Mills, Music Director & Conductor of the WVCO. Rather, the WVCO is strongly committed to creating a multi-faceted ensemble that will provide not only the opportunity for players who "either can't afford the intense time required for participating in the Corvallis-OSU Symphony or simply don't have the experience to play in a semi-professional environment." The role of the Willamette Valley Community Orchestra is to offer opportunities for local performers to "appear as soloists with the orchestra, participate in pre-concert discussions about what the music and the musical experience means to them, develop community outreach and educational programs, and to become an integral part of the Willamette Valley." With that in mind, one of the WVCO's principal goals is to make concerts affordable and easy to attend. "We are structuring our ticket prices so that not only will the WVCO be able to pay its expenses but also so that families with young children will be able to attend as will individuals and families on fixed or limited incomes. We don't want to turn away anyone that wants to participate in a concert experience."

    Unlike most Classical music performances, Mills prefers more intimate and relaxed settings for making music. While in Arizona, he created the Music at Red Rocks Concert Series at The Church of the Red Rocks where audiences could sit so close to the guest performers (including groups such as the Alley Cats, Chicago Brass, El Mariachi Tapatio, and Luther College's Nordic Choir) that they could "see the color of the performer's eyes. I hope that we can do the same thing with our audiences in Albany and Corvallis. It is so amazing for a young child or first-time concert attendee to sit near the orchestra and let the moment surround you and draw you in. Music is a participatory art, not some static event where you sit rigidly for the duration and then leave. I want our audiences to enjoy the experience . . . move to the music if they are so inclined, tap their feet, applaud in-between movements, whatever."

    With that in mind, the WVCO is offering pre-concert discussions with its music director, musicians, soloists, and other invited guests. These informal discussion are being called "What the Music means to Me", will occur 30 minutes before each WVCO performance, and will provide an opportunity for the audience to interact with the performers and to learn more about the music that they will be hearing performed on the concert.

    "It is absolutely thrilling, and nearly overwhelming, to see what a wonderful opportunity this orchestra is for so many Willamette Valley residents. I am nearly speechless with excitement as we get closer and closer to our first performances on March 22 and 23" says Mills. "We have a fine, community-based orchestra filled with absolutely delightful people . . . I only hope that the word will get out and we will see families, couples, and music enthusiasts of all kinds at our performances."




    The Wiggles: Pop Go The Wiggles Live!

    Saturday, March 22, 1:30p & 5p, Rose Quarter - Rose Garden , Portland, Oregon.

    Tickets are priced at $35.00, $28.00, $23.00 and $18.00. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Rose Quarter Box Office (M-F 10a-5p), all participating Safeway/ Tickets West outlets, by calling 877.789.ROSE (7673), or at ComcastTIX.com. For more information please visit RoseQuarter.com. Prices do not include service charges. For Groups of 10+ please call 503.963.4400. To receive event notices, pre-sale opportunities, discounts and prizes join our free Rose Quarter CyberClub at RoseQuarter.com.

    The most successful family entertainment band in history, The Wiggles, are coming to the Rose Garden on March 22nd for two shows on their most rhythmic adventure to date as they invite fans to "Romp Bomp A Stomp," do "The Monkey Dance," and "Move like an Emu." Join The Wiggles, Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog and all the Wiggly Dancers as part of the All-New concert tour, "Pop Go The Wiggles Live!" in Portland.

    Come and wiggle in the aisles as the "Pop Go The Wiggles Live!" Tour brings The Wiggles' highly interactive, fun and educational message to Portland. Audience participation features include:

    o Having fun with your favorite wiggly pal as they sing and dance through the audience

    o Start the fun at home by creating a Wiggles sign and/or dressing up as your favorite character

    o Yelling "Wake up, Jeff!" whenever the loveable Purple Wiggle falls asleep onstage.

    o Bringing roses for dancing pal Dorothy the Dinosaur, and bones for canine comedian Wags the Dog, that The Wiggles and Wiggly Dancers collect during the show.

    About The Wiggles

    The Wiggles, the world's #1 preschool band, performed 300 shows to more than 1.5 million fans since 2005 in the United States alone. The Wiggles perform over 200 shows annually across four continents. Fans can catch The Wiggles twice daily on Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney(tm) block. The Wiggles have sold more than 22.5 million videos in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
    Willhight Programming and Web Services


    Marrow Donor Drive: Sunday March 16th 11am-pm (Albany) and Monday, March 17th 3-7pm (Salem). Albany and Salem National Guard Armories. 541-619-2440. This drive will benefit Isabella Maria Brown who is five years old and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. Willamette Valley Concert Band: Russian Music Concert: Sunday, March 16th, 3pm, Russell Tripp Performing Arts Center. Center, LBCC

    East Linn Christian Academy (ELCA) Auction: Saturday, March 15th at Lebanon's Boys and Girls Club. Breakfast 7:00am, Silent Auction 8:00am, Live Auction 10:00am.

    Auction items include: JVC Home DVD Digital Home Theater System, This great Theater System has a 5 Disc Changer with 1,000W of Mega Power. The omni-directional surround speakers give you a wider sound field and realistic acoustic ambience, also Eagle Crest Resort 4 days - 3 night stay, March 23-25, 2008, (Spring Break), This 2 bedroom condominium unit will sleep up to 6. The unit has a full kitchen with microwave, stove, dishwasher, oven, gas fireplace, washer/dryer, TV, VCR/DVD player, private deck and barbecue. Access to indoor & outdoor tennis, racquetball courts indoor & outdoor swimming pools, biking & jogging trails, bike rentals, 2 golf courses and putting course are on site.
  • Programming Update

    Auction at East Linn Christian Academy

    Thanks for all who helped support the 23rd Annual East Linn Christian Academy Auction (ELCA) held at the school in Lebanon on Saturday, March 15th.

    Below pictures mixes of the live event as broadcast from location on our sister station 920 KSHO.

  • (top) Wide Angle Picture of auction floor from Gym Seats
  • (left center)- antique mirror and chest
  • (center)- Man perusing auction catalog in comfort
  • (right center top)- Prize Package Display (top)
  • (right center bottom)- Quilt
    Picture Mix of shots from 920 KSHO Remote from 2008 East Linn Christian Academy (ELCA) Auction
  • (Bottom left)- Deserts and goodies for sale | (Bottom right)- auction items

    Download Free Mp3 of Radio Broadcast

    You can download the entire broadcast with Jim Willhight and Bill Diamond spinning the Greatest Music of All Time. This was a live, on location three-hour broadcast from location as aired on sister station Unforgettable 920 KSHO.

    [High Quality- 64 Mb file]
    [Medium Quality 32 Mb file]

    (below) Picture mix of the Chicken BBQ Cooking Processes. Approximately 200 chickens were on the grill. Note the heavy smoke, which drifted into the ARC Gym where we were broadcasting live. It was even smokier than the camera captured. That's a lot of chicken!
    Picture Mix of shots from 920 KSHO Remote from 2008 East Linn Christian Academy (ELCA) Auction Mix of pictures from ELCA 2008 Auction BBQ Dinner Preparation by Jim Willhight. Web Programming and Image composition by Willhight Programming and Web Services: .



    Linn County Republican's Lincoln Day Dinner: Saturday, March 15th, 5:00 PM - Social Hour 6:00 PM - Seated Dinner Served, Teen Challenge Center (old Shedd High School), 31700 Fayetteville Rd, Shedd, OR. $250.00 for a table of 8 $25.00 per individual $30.00 at the door. Address your questions concerning this event to Liz VanLeeuween at (541) 369-2544 or Bob McNitt at (503) 769-2520. Download Response form (PDF File).

    Choice of entrée: Prime Rib or Chicken Cordon Bleu. Please return your reservation form and prepayment checks no later than March 1, 2008. Tickets will be held at the door. Seating is limited to 400 and will be on a first come-first served basis. This year's guest speaker is Kerry Tymchuk, Oregon Chief of Staff for Senator Gordon Smith and former staffer to both Senator Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole. Tymchuk is also author/co-author of several books. He most recently co-authored "One Tough Mother" with Gert Boyle, Chairman of the Board of Columbia Sportswear, in writing her biography.

    Linn County Republican Chairman Bob McNitt says, "It is our hope to have most of our Linn County Republican officials at this event so that attendees can get better acquainted with those they have elected to public office."

    The reason for having the Lincoln Day event in March rather than the traditional February is that the Oregon Legislature has scheduled a trial annual session for this February which might make it difficult for Linn's six Republican Senate and House members to attend.


    Build Lebanon Trails (BLT)

    Build Lebanon Trails, ( BLT ), Lebanon, Oregon

    Community Hike
    Burkhart Creek Trail

    Saturday, March 8th, 10:00am

  • Hike: Burkhart Creek Trail

  • Degree of Difficulty: Moderate (Uneven Terrain)

  • Length of Time: 1 1/2 hours (@ 1 mph / 30 min @ 3 mph

  • Length: 1.5 miles

    Inspired by the Vision - Dedicated to the Work

  • Build Lebanon Trails, ( BLT ), Lebanon, Oregon
    Ground Breaking Ceremony
    The hike will begin at the gravel parking area of the Lebanon Fire Hall

  • 1050 West Oak Street (Fire Station)

  • Watch for BLT signs

  • The gravel parking area for the Fire Hall can be reached by turning west onto Oak Street at the intersection of Oak and Main by City Hall.

  • Proceed west on Oak until you reach S. 12th St.

  • Turn onto S. 12th St. and BLT signs will direct you to the parking area.
  • City of Lebanon Maintenance Services Division Manager Rod Sell and BLT volunteers will provide information about the development of the Burkhart Creek Trail and how this trail is an intricate part of the overall BLT trail system.

    Hike sponsors:

    Samaritan Health Services, the City of Lebanon, NewsTalk 1580 KGAL, Linn Co Federal Credit Union, Economy Supply, Unforgettable 920 KSHO radio, MyKeyWeb and the many dedicated BLT volunteers.

    Leashed dogs welcome on hike.

    Build Lebanon Trails Web Site by MyKeyWeb

    For More Information, Contact Mark Swenson, (541) 258-4287.



    Albany Civic Theater Presents: Hello, Dolly: Running through Saturday, March 8th, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. SW, Albany, Oregon, 97321

    Book by: Michael Stewart, Music and Lyrics by: Jerry Herman, Based on the play "The Matchmaker" by Thorton Wilder, Directed by Christi Sears. Suitable for all ages.

    The original Broadway production, with Carol Channing in the title role, played for 2844 performances, making it the longest-playing Broadway musical of its time. Winner of 10 Tony Awards , the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Musical and many other awards. Classic musical hits include Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Ribbons Down My Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Elegance, It Only Takes A Moment and So Long, Dearie, as well as the unforgettable title tune.
    Cast of characters:
  • Harriet Nixon - Dolly Levi
  • Ed Beaudry - Horace Vandergelder
  • Mat Genuser - Cornelius Hackle
  • Lance Duddlesten - Barnaby Tucker
  • Erin Creager- Mrs. Irene Malloy
  • Meghan Duddlesten - Minne Fay
  • Jered Hernandez - Ambrose
  • Tiffany Welch - Ermengarde
  • Rebecca Douglas - Ernestina
  • Tony DeMeo - Rudolph
  • Douglas Hambley - Stanley
  • Jackie Tasker - Mrs. Rose
  • Bernadette Feyerherm - The Judge
  • Cathy Sams - Court Clerk
  • Kevin Nordquist - Policeman
  • Cameron Graham - Hank/ First Cook
  • Jim Schweitzer - Second Cook
  • John daCunha - Fritz
  • Jack Peters - Harry
  • Luke Hooten - Louie
  • David Allen - Danny
  • Bryan Houde - Manny
  • Children's chorus:Michelle Beaudry, Ara Duddlesten, Molly Duddlesten, Allison Jackson, Taylor Moffatt, Katie Beth Sramek, Sophie Welch, Brandon Rosevear Wingo
  • Chorus:Alexandre Bellemare, Jillian Bower, Maegan Christoson, Sharon Edwards, Nancy Homan, Carrie Jansen, Mirinda Keeling, Megan Lofgren, Stephanie Lunceford, Kim Mainord, Alexa Miller, Marissa Miller
  • The director: Christi Sears has become ACT's top director of musicals, with a string of successes including The Rocky Horror Show, The Pirates of Penzance, Into the Woods and last season's You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. A long-time board member, she served three terms as president. Christi lives and works in Albany.

    Web links
  • Hello, Dolly - Tams-Witmark summary
  • Hello, Dolly from wikipedia
  • Hello Dolly - Internet Broadway Database

  • NW Fly Tyer & Fly Fishing Expo: Friday, March 7, 2008 (10:00 AM - 5:00 PM), Saturday, March 8, 2008 (Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM), Willamette Event Center, Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR.

    Operation Homefront Bowling Tournament: Saturday, March 8th, Registration 12:00 noon, Tournament starts at 1:00pm. AMF Bowling Alley (behind Fred Meyer), Albany, OR.

    $12 for adults, $10 for youth 16 & younger. You can also help by bringing something that we can ship to our soldiers in monthly gift boxes. Examples: baby wipes, jerky, granola bars, hard candy, cookies, trail mix, snack crackers in small packages. There will prizes and lots of fun. Jeanne (541) 979-6006 or Christine S (541) 258-8593. OPERATION HOMEFRONT: provides emergency assistance & morale to our troops, the families they leave behind, & the wounded warriors when they return home.

    Pink Ribbon Tea: Saturday., March 8th, 1:30PM, Albany Senior Center Historic Downtown Albany. To benefit the Breast & Cervical Cancer Coalition's Free Mammogram and Education Programs in Linn, Benton & Lincoln counties.

    A Frivolous Event for a Fabulous Cause. Delightful Tea, 5-course high tea with specialties from tearooms, chocolatiers, bakeries, restaurants and caterers throughout the Mid-valley. Society Hat Show and Competition: Red Hats - Pink Hats - Society Hats - Wild Hats. Sponsored by Keepsake Photography ~ Albany Louise-Annette Burgess - Independent Mary Kay Director. Also there will be a Silent Auction featuring a fun selection of tempting items... Bed & Breakfast stays, Teatime at Tearooms from the Valley to the Coast, pampering baskets, art and more! Email reservations@pinkribbontea.org or call (541) 981-9082. $20 per person ~ Advance Sale Only. Limited Seating ~ Early Reservations Strongly Recommended. Call to reserve individually, for your chapter or group. Silent auction items and cash donations invited!
  • Children's Performing Arts Series: African Storytellers - Facets of Africa, Saturday, March 1st, 10am-noon, Linn Benton Community College Forum, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-917-7755, free

    Local performers relate colorful legends and share personal experiences reflecting the diversity of African and African-American life. Children, artists, and audiences are challenged by the performances that awaken new ideas, promote cultural awareness and present opportunities to learn from one another. Their programs, whether folk arts or fine arts, celebrate the diversity of human experiences by showcasing the rich fabric of cultures, ethnicities, and histories within our community.

    Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) Travel Series America's Parklands with Gray Warriner, Sunday March 9, 2008, 2 p.m. in the Russell Tripp Performance Center on the LBCC Main Campus.

    Cost is $7 for adults and $6 for Seniors (age 62 and older) and Students season passports are $20. Tickets are now on sale on-line and at the box office. If you are not on our mailing list, sign up today by calling (541) 917-4531.



    Oregon Family Equestrian Activities: Saturday, March 1, 2008. 8:30 AM, Open Schooling Show, 503-587-8644

    Albany Rifle & Pistol Club Spring Gun Show: Saturday, March 1, 2008 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM), Sunday, March 2, 2008 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). For information contact Dave Engel at 541-979-1331

    "Stuart Little" LBCC's 33rd Annual Children's Play: Sunday, March 2, 3-4pm, LBCC's Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-917-4531

    FEBRUARY 2008

    "Stuart Little" LBCC's 33rd Annual Children's Play: Sunday, February 24th. 3-4pm, LBCC's Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-917-4531

    4th Annual Bridal Show: Sunday, February 24th, noon-5pm, Santiam Place Wedding & Event Hall, 139 Main St, Lebanon, 541-259-4255, free

    Sassy Katz: Friday, February 29 - Sunday March 2, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-726-5259

    Newport Seafood & Wine Festival: Friday February 22nd, Saturday, February 23rd, and Sunday 24th, 2008, Newport, Oregon. Presented by the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce. Since 1978 the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival has attracted visitors from around the world to the central Oregon coast. This year's festival promises to be packed with all of the fun, food and wine you've come to know and love at the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival!

    Mid-Willamette Valley Sportsman, Boat & RV Show Friday:, February 22 3-8pm, Saturday, February 23 10am-8pm and Sunday February 24th 11am-6pm, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 503-364-1716

    Children's Performing Arts Series: Tears of Joy Puppet Theater , Saturday, February 23rd, 10am-noon, Linn Benton Community College Forum, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-917-7755, free

    Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre brings amazing puppetry to audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad. Recognized nationally for its commitment to excellence and innovation, its acclaimed school programs introduce children to the magic of the performing arts. These programs: * Stimulate creativity and imagination. * Introduce students to folk tales, myths, and legends. * Encourage exploration of stories from other cultures.

    Central Linn H. S. FFA Alumni Ugly Truck Contest: Saturday, February 23rd Entries need to be in place by 11:00 am, judging by 12:00 noon, Shedd Cafe on Hwy 99E in Shedd. $20.00 for adults to enter their trucks and $5.00 for children to enter their trucks. Categories are Ugliest, Muddiest, Rustiest, Most Unusual, etc. The C. L. FFA Alumni is sponsoring the contest to support and publicize the C. L. H. S. FFA Chapter. The contest is being held during Nat'l FFA week. FFA is a national vo-ag program for high school students with an interest in agriculture.


    Willamette Valley Team Penning: Friday February 15 - Sunday, 17, 8am, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-926-4166, free


    Comedy Night featuring Mr. Steve Mittleman: Saturday, February 16th, 2008 at 7:00pm, Sweet Home High School Auditorium, Sweet Home, OR.

    Mr. Steve Mittleman a nationally recognized comedian is from the L.A. area. Steve has been featured on the Tonight Show (both with Johnny and Jay), the Dave Letterman show, Comedy Central, and numerous shows on Showtime and HBO. He's opened for Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Natalie Cole and Sheena Easton...just to name a few. He has been featured in several films including Roxanne with Steve Martin, Out of Towners, Radio Days, and Rich Boys. Steve was also the winner of the New York Big Laff Off on Showtime. You might also recognize Steve from the television show EXTREME MAKEOVER.

    This event is sponsored by the Oak Heights Parent/Teacher Committee. Funds raised for this event will be used to assist with the purchasing of new playground equipment for our school. This event is NOT for small children. Teens/Young Adults are fine. We've asked the comedians to speak on family-oriented content. Tickets are non-refundable and there is no priority seating.

    Tickets are on sale for $18 each at: Sweet Home City Hall, Deb and Beth's Salon, The New Era, Oak Heights Elementary School or contact Kristin Adams at 367-6962.

    The Event will be held at the Sweet Home High School Auditorium on Saturday, February 16th, 2008 at 7:00pm.



    Linn County Small Woodland Tree Seedling Sale, Saturday, February 16, 2008, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany, OR. Many varieties of Conifer and hardwood seedlings for sale ranging from $0.75 to $5.00. For more information contact Sherm Sallee at 541-451-5322.

    Local Events Moscow Circus

    Direct From Russia

    The Moscow Circus

    Moscow Circus ~ Eugene

    Sunday, February 17th, 2008 at 4 pm, Hult Center

    Tickets: 541 682 5000 ~ www.hultcenter.org


    The Moscow Circus is one of the crown jewels of Russian cultural heritage and is the standard by which other circuses are judged Its Death defying acts, beautiful artistry and humorous clowns have wowed audiences all over the globe. The Balalaika trio that accompanies the show is comprised of master musicians, conservatory graduates who have become laureates on their instruments.

    The Moscow Circus(r) will be performing at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, February 17th at 4 pm, presented by Artbeat. Ticket can be purchased by calling (541) 682 5000 or going on line to www.hultcenter.org or visiting the box office, 7th and Willamette, downtown Eugene. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Information about the show can be found at www.artbeatshows.org Prices range from $39.00, 32.00, 26.00, 18.00 - Student/Youth $6.00 off

    The Moscow Circus(r) is for children and adults alike with each show beginning as soon as the audience enters the theater. The foyer is filled with Russian musicians, clowns, costumed performers and dancers, and theatergoers walk directly from the street into a traditional Russian Folk Festival atmosphere.

    The current show "A Russian Folk Fair" is based on centuries-old Russian traditions and fables and is narrated by mythical Russian characters. The production is a dramatic tale told and based on a foundation of the circus arts, and the famed performers of the Moscow Circus in a Theater-Circus format. Combined with Russian folk musicians, singer, dancers, human puppets and ornate costumes and backdrops, the show combines drama, cultural history and most of all, the excitement and entertainment that can only be created by some of the greatest circus performers on earth.

    With its rich tradition and enviable reputation, The Moscow Circus continues to be the standard by which all other circuses are judged. Produced on a proscenium stage, The Moscow Circus shows allow audiences everywhere to experience one of the crown jewels of Russia's rich cultural heritage, and an evening of unforgettable excitement. Sasha and Lena Vosk of the Global Entertainment Productions have been producing and successfully touring the Moscow Circus in North America since 1998.

    "They have the crowd on the palm of their hands in an instant, "ooohing" and "aaahing" at each remarkable and seemingly dangerous feat, clapping along to infectious music most have never heard before. These are no ordinary traveling performers; they are the best of the best from a nation where circus is king. It is their artistry that makes this classical circus ever-new. A match for high-powered multi-media entertainment today." - Dana Larsen, Pilot Tribune, Iowa

    HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN CIRCUS

    Since the reign of Catherine the Great, the circus has played an important role in the rich cultural traditions of Russia. In Russia, the circus is regarded as an art form on par with the ballet or opera, a showcase for highly skilled and creative artists.

    An Englishman, Charles Hughes, is partly responsible for the huge popularity of the circus in Russia today. A renowned horseman and impresario, Hughes gave a command performance with his troupe of circus entertainers for the court of Catherine the Great. She was immediately captivated by the performances and ordered two circus rings to be built for the entrepreneurial Englishman. Hughes remained in St. Petersburg for a year before returning to England. However his performers, now admired by the Russian nobility, decided to remain behind, thus giving birth to the contemporary Russian circus we know today.

    The circus became hugely popular with the Russian people in the 19th century, rapidly becoming one of the chief forms of entertainment. The Nikulin Moscow Circus was founded in 1880, in response to the huge popularity of the art form, and quickly became the most respected and loved circus in Russia. After the turmoil of the 1917 revolution, the founding fathers of the Soviet Union quickly recognized the circus' importance. It was truly popular - egalitarian - form of entertainment, enjoyed by all, regardless of race, language, age, education or class. Requiring great skill, benefiting from creativity and originality, circus nevertheless needs no sophistication. Through the establishment of state circus schools in Moscow and other major cities, circus developed in quality and on a scale unknown in other countries, and from 1950`s became a highly successful cultural export, making frequent tours to the United States and Europe.

    At its height, on the eve of the collapse of the Communist regime in the early 1990`s, there were 70 permanent circus buildings and about 50 traveling circuses. The fall of Communism threw this massive cultural organization into disarray, and the future was at times uncertain. However, the Moscow Circus has continued to thrive, recently celebrating its 120 anniversary. With its rich tradition and enviable reputation, the Moscow Russian Circus remains the standard by which others are judged. We are privileged to still have the opportunity to experience one of the jewels of Russia's impressive cultural heritage.

    More information is available through the presenter, Artbeat: www.artbeatshows.org. Artbeat is a not-for-profit arts presenting company. 425.444.5052

    Corvallis Area Home & Living Expo: Friday, February 15 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.), Saturday, February 16th, (10 a.m to 8 p.m.) and Sunday, February 17th, (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Benton County Fairgrounds, Corvallis, Oregon

    This 30th annual Home Show will include an impressive list of major sponsors and runs in conjunction with three other huge events, all in the same location. Here's a partial list of coinciding events and features that make this Home & Living Expo the one for you to be part of!

    * Plant sale on site
    * Benefit Art Show & Sale on site
    * Home-owner seminars all weekend


    Corvallis Community Theater's: Harvey: Friday, February 15 - Sunday February 17, Thursday February 21 - Sunday, February 24th.

    Linn County Kennel Club All Breed Akc Dog Show:, Saturday, February 9, 2008, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Sunday, February 10, 2008, Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany, OR. Admission is free / Parking is $5.00 For information call 541-979-9430

    CUPID'S COWBOY CHALLENGE ROUGH STOCK RODEO: Saturday, February 9, 2008, 7:30 PM. Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany, OR. Admission: $12 in advance / $15 at the door, Kids 6 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at Wilco Farm Stores in Tangent and Stayton, Foothills Farm & Ranch in Lebanon and Champion Feed in Salem. Events include bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding, barrel racing, kid's stickhorse race and bull poker. For information call 541-895-5335

    Greater Albany Public School Foundations Winterfest: 7:00pm, Saturday, February 2nd, South Albany High School. This year's show will once again feature The Dallas Brass, dinner and a silent auction.

    Children's Performing Arts Series: Charles Brown, Saturday, February 9th, 10am-noon, Linn Benton Community College Forum, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-917-7755, free

    A hilarious multi-talented performer, Charlie manipulates his props and audiences with breathtaking skill. His special blend of absurd comedy and technical feats create a memorable experience for everyone! He is an extraordinary performer. I think anyone who is lucky enough to attend one of Mr. Brown's performances will come away with a sense of having witnessed a very special human being." ­John Magnusson, Human resources director, US Telecom National Wild Turkey Federation: Friday, February 1, 2008, 5:30 PM. Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany, OR. Admission: $55 - Single. $85 - Couple. $25 - Youth. Tickets can be purchased at Albany Guns, Coins & Jewelry. Phone: 541-409-5860

    Safari Club International - Santiam River Fundraiser: Saturday, February 2, 2008, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Willamette Event Center Conference Rooms, Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany, OR. Where: Admission is $35.00 Call Dewey France for information 503-363-5644

    JANUARY 2008

    Children's Performing Arts Series: Greta Pederson , Saturday, January 26th, 10am-noon, Linn Benton Community College Forum, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-917-7755, free Greta Pedersen will features delightfully innovative performances integrate social and cultural awareness with the language of music. Students play an active part with singing and sign language. All programs connect with state content standards and EALRs in Oregon and Washington. Greta has appeared internationally in concerts, arts festivals, schools, and on television and radio. Her music is licensed to numerous video soundtracks and publishing projects, including Scholastic's Circle Time series. Her "Music Is Magic" video has been broadcast on the Learning Channel.




    2008 Mid Winter Festival: Friday, January 25, 2008, Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR. For more information contact: Leonard and Marcia Snodgrass 2008chairman@oregonmidwinterfestival.org, 503-589-5555 or Web.



    Cub Scout Lock In

    Cub Scout Lock In: Friday, January 18 (6pm) - Saturday, January 19, 2008 (7am), Willamette Event Center, Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR. For more information: Eric or Tina Harrison, 541) 259-4491 teeharrison@comcast.net.

    This is the 14th annual event and is expected to draw 1200+ youngsters, parents, and community volunteers. Over the course of the past few years it has quickly become the highest attended and favorite event of the local Cub Scouts and their families. Picture an all night slumber party filled with games, competitions, sports activities, music, demonstrations, hobbies, cultural displays, spiritual emphasis, and lots and lots of FUN! Boys have an opportunity to develop interests and skills that may lead to hobbies and life long interests. The activities are continuous, ending with a giant pizza feast, and all night "G" rated movies played on projection screens placed throughout the building.


    Albany Civic Theater Presents: Dinner With Friends: Final week of shows: Thursday January 17 - Saturday, January 19, 2008, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. SW, Albany, Oregon, 97321

    Dinner With Friends, by Donald Margulies, directed by Pat Knight

    What happens to two married couples - best friends for years - when one of the marriages breaks up? Donald Margulies' 2000 Pulitzer Prize-winner brings intelligence and spiky humor to an all-too-common circumstance of modern life, creating a deeply affecting story that resonates with life, warmth and wisdom.

  • "A smart and subtle play that understand there are no easy answers as people evolve and relationships settle into routine."- Daily News
  • "...one of the most complex and convincing portraits of a marriage in recent memory."- The Wall Street Journal
  • "...entertainment as succulent as it is sobering."- New York Magazine

    Adult situations, some profanity and sexual content. Not recommended for children.


    Cast of characters:
    Gabe - Brian Rhodes
    Karen - Adrienne Newman
    Beth - Lorraine Sorensen
    Tom - Jock Doubleday
    Some crew positions remain open. For more information, contact Pat.

    The director: Pat Kight directs her 23rd play for ACT; previous productions have ranged from Gross Indecencies, Arcadia, On the Verge and Copenhagen to Mrs. California and last season's Christmas hit, The Homecoming. A past member of the ACT board of directors, Pat lives in Albany and works at Oregon State University.

    Web links:
  • Donald Margulies on wikipedia
  • lDonald Margulies' faculty page at Yale
  • Playbill interview with Donald Margulies
  • Pat's resource page for this production



  • Silver Dollar Open Schooling Show: Saturday, January 12, 2008, Time: 7:00 AM, lapooia Arena, Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany, OR. For more information contact: Joy Chase, Chairperson, 541-979-5915, joyrtc@hotmail.com. Stall Information / Reservations: Heather Loveall, 541-401-1116, twobitsranch@comcast.net

    Mild To Wild Motorsports Swap Meet: Saturday, January 12, 2008. Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Willamette Event Center - Expo Hall, Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany, OR. Admission: Adults - $4.00 / 12 and under free. Vendor Space: $25.00 For more information call Tom Meisner at 541-979-1024

    East Albany Lions Club Gun Show: Saturday, January 12, 2008, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Santiam Building, Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany, OR. Admission - $5.00 per person or $4.00 with NRA card. Phone: 541-928-7710

    Children's Performing Arts Series: Matthew Gollub , Saturday, January 12th, 10am-noon, Linn Benton Community College Forum, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-917-7755, free Over the past twelve years, Matthew has produced 16 books, including The Jazz Fly, a multiple award-winning book with audio CD; Gobble, Quack, Moon (his latest musical book with audio CD); and Cool Melons--Turn to Frogs!, an A.L.A. Notable selection and a Horn Book Fanfare best book of the year. As a speaker, he has inspired hundreds of audiences at schools and conferences nationwide with his storytelling, drumming, and command of three languages - a combination that teachers describe as "unbelievably dynamic."

    Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) Travel Series Hawaii paradise with Denise Burkhart, Sunday Jan. 13, 2008, 2 p.m in the Russell Tripp Performance Center on the LBCC Main Campus.

    Cost is $7 for adults and $6 for Seniors (age 62 and older) and Students season passports are $20. Tickets are now on sale on-line and at the box office. If you are not on our mailing list, sign up today by calling (541) 917-4531.


    Albany Civic Theater Presents: Dinner With Friends: Friday January 11 - Sunday, January 13th (m), and Thursday January 17 - Saturday, January 19, 2008, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. SW, Albany, Oregon, 97321

    Dinner With Friends, by Donald Margulies, directed by Pat Kight

    What happens to two married couples - best friends for years - when one of the marriages breaks up? Donald Margulies' 2000 Pulitzer Prize-winner brings intelligence and spiky humor to an all-too-common circumstance of modern life, creating a deeply affecting story that resonates with life, warmth and wisdom.

  • "A smart and subtle play that understand there are no easy answers as people evolve and relationships settle into routine."- Daily News
  • "...one of the most complex and convincing portraits of a marriage in recent memory."- The Wall Street Journal
  • "...entertainment as succulent as it is sobering."- New York Magazine

    Adult situations, some profanity and sexual content. Not recommended for children.


    Cast of characters:
    Gabe - Brian Rhodes
    Karen - Adrienne Newman
    Beth - Lorraine Sorensen
    Tom - Jock Doubleday
    Some crew positions remain open. For more information, contact Pat.

    The director: Pat Kight directs her 23rd play for ACT; previous productions have ranged from Gross Indecencies, Arcadia, On the Verge and Copenhagen to Mrs. California and last season's Christmas hit, The Homecoming. A past member of the ACT board of directors, Pat lives in Albany and works at Oregon State University.

    Web links:
  • Donald Margulies on wikipedia
  • lDonald Margulies' faculty page at Yale
  • Playbill interview with Donald Margulies
  • Pat's resource page for this production

  • Corvallis Community Theater's: Anne of Green Gables: Thursday January 3 - Sunday, January 6th.

    Winter Rod and Speed Show: Saturday, January 5, 2008, Time: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany, OR. Admission is $6.00. Kids 10 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at NAPA Auto Parts stores or at the door. Web or Phone: 503-370-9164


    DECEMBER 2007
    Corvallis Community Theater's: Anne of Green Gables: Friday, December 28 - Monday December 31, Thursday January 3 - Sunday, January 6th.

    Sweeney Promotions

    Hoof n' Holler
    : Monday, December 31st, 2007, New Years Eve at the Linn County Fairgrounds. It's Professional Bull riding, a New Year Eve's Dance, The Old West Town, Mechanical Bull, Special Events all part of a New Years Eve Celebration.

    Albany Oregon Salvation Army

    Help those in need this Christmas Season

    Give at any of the local Salvation Army Kettles located throughout our listener area.

    Monday, December 24th, 2 - 6pm Live on KGAL

    Radio Ray's Musical Christmas Card Program

    Encore Performance on Christmas Day

    December 25th, 10 am - 2 pm
    Radio Ray's Music Christmas Card (Tree) Once again this broadcast will also be aired on 920 KSHO (www.ksho.net) and on this web site via mp3 Podcasts.

    We have last years world wide web (2006) show available via downloadable Podcasts on the worldwide on the web.

    Also the 2006 Christmas
    Holiday Programming Schedule for KGAL. We will have the updated 2007 schedule soon!

    KGAL Radio Christmas Album
    Radio Ray Peitz, Broadcasting Christmas Card Program, Christmas Eve 2004

    Radio Ray's Musical Christmas Card Second Annual World Wide MP3 Podcast

    We have the 4-hour program in three time formats in both high quality mp3 stereo audio and lower quality mono for faster download.


    A Holiday Evening with Janet Hackett and Friends: Saturday, December 22 at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corvallis.

    Janet Hackett is an ) Oregon State University voice instructor. Janet Hackett, a soprano, will joined by fellow OSU faculty members Jay Chen, trumpet; Robert Brudvig, percussion, and Elizabeth Atchley, accordion and piano; as well as Mike Hackett, trumpet; Lisa Taylor, clarinet and Lisa Boylan, organ.

    They will perform music by Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart, E. Power Biggs, and other familiar music in the spirit of the holiday season.

    Hackett, an Oregon native, graduated from Northwestern University in Illinois and received her master's degree in vocal performance from the Eastman School of Music in New York. She has performed with the Portland Opera, The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra, Bravo! Vancouver, Willamette Concert Opera, and Bel Canto Northwest.

    A former professional choral singer, she also appeared with the Oregon Symphony in the nationally televised Holocaust Memorial performance of Verdi's "Requiem," and with the Portland Opera, Rochester (New York) Festival Orchestra, The Chamber Singers of Holy Name Cathedral (Chicago), the Fleur de Lys Chorale of Chicago, and the Lira Singers of Chicago, with whom she toured Poland. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information: Erin Sneller, 541-737-5592


    Christmas Storybook Land: Through Saturday, December 15, Daily, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany,541-928-1612

    Holiday Matinee at the Pix Theatre: Saturday, December 15, at 2:00 pm at the Pix Theatre, 321 2nd Ave. SW. Our free holiday movie this year is "Home Alone."

    Community Christmas Concert: 2:00 PM; Saturday, December 15, 2007 at United Presbyterian Church, corner of 5th and Broadalbin, Albany. Traditional Christmas music featuring Pastors Glenn and Sharon Edwards as narrators for The Christmas Story with familiar carols and readings from the book of St. Luke and St. Matthew. The audience will also be invited to sing along. Pastor Sharon will also sing. The concert is free but donations will be accepted. Admission: Free.

    Albany Civic Theater's Goodbye Charlie: Thursday December 13 - Saturday December 15th, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W. in historic downtown Albany, OR.

    Performances will be November 30, December 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 at 8:00 pm as well as December 9 at 2:30 pm. Tickets cost $10.00 apiece and can be purchased at Rice's Pharmacy in Corvallis (752-7760) and Sid Stevens Jewelry in Albany (967-8140), or at the box office (928-4603) 45 minutes before the curtain goes up. Thursday, December 13, features discounted tickets for high school and college students as well as members of Oregon Public Broadcasting. With a qualifying identification card, two tickets can be purchased for $15.00.

    Goodbye, Charlie is coming to the stage at Albany Civic Theater. Penned by George Axelrod, this comedic masterpiece opens on November 30th, 2007 under the directorship of Jackie Tasker. This is Jackie's third endeavor at the theater, having been at the directorial helm for Witness for the Prosecution as well as The Seven Year Itch.

    Goodbye, Charlie follows the life of one Charlie Sorrel, a womanizer with a penchant for fine wines. His latest affair has landed him six feet under, but he is given a second chance at life. The catch? He is reincarnated as a woman. Hilarity ensues as Charlie convinces his friends of the truth and seeks his revenge.

    Featuring talented ACT actors Carri Moffat and Gary Prince, Goodbye, Charlie is sure to put a smile on your face. Will Charlie get his revenge? Will his past come back to haunt him? Come to Albany Civic Theater and find out!


    Linn-Benton Youth Job Fair: Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Linn Benton Community College. For more information contact the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. 541-926-1517, Fax: 541-926-7064 dgabriel@albanychamber.com



    Singing Christmas Tree: Friday, December 7th to Sunday, December 9th. Fr 7:30pm, Sa 7pm, Su 2pm, Sweet Home High School Gym, 1641 Long St, Sweet Home, 541-367-6186

    Build Lebanon Trails (BLT)
    December 8th Community Hike and Grand Opening of Marks Slough Trail.

    Build Lebanon Trails, ( BLT ), Lebanon, Oregon

    Hike sponsors: Samaritan Health Services, the City of Lebanon, KGAL/KSHO radio, Linn Co Federal Credit Union, Economy Supply, MyKeyWeb and the many dedicated BLT volunteers.

    The ceremony will include guest speakers, volunteer recognition and information about future events and how to get involved. A BLT led hike along the newly paved trail will take place after the ceremony. Trail mix and refreshments will be provided. For those interested in seeing the second phase of this project, the hike will continue across the road to the area designated as a future trail. For More Information, Contact Mark Swenson, (541) 258-4287.
    This month's hike:

    December 8th @ 10:00 am at the Marks Slough Trail Head located on Tennessee Road just north of the Lebanon City Limits. Hike Meeting Location & Parking From S. Main St travel East on Wheeler past the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Parking is provided on the East side of the road.

    Look for BLT hike signs and the KGAL/KSHO broadcast vehicle. Hikes start promptly at 10:00 a.m.


    West Albany High School Choir Sounds of the Season: Saturday, December 8, 1:00 pm, Venetian Theater. Wonderful holiday concert featuring the West Albany High School Choir. This is a very popular event that is perfect for the whole family. The Venetian is located at 241 1st Ave. W. Call 541-928-2469.

    Christmas Parlour Tour: Sunday, December 9. Call the Albany Visitor's Association at 541-928-0911 for complete details.

    Community Crèche Exhibit: Friday, November 30th to Saturday, December 1st, from 1pm to 9pm at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, at 4141 NW Harrison Blvd, Corvallis, Oregon. It's the 12th Annual Community Crèche Exhibit with over 800 crèches (nativity scenes) being displayed. Short concerts will be given each evening from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and a matinee concert from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The exhibit and concerts are free of charge.

    Lebanon Holidays in the Park: Saturday, December 1st, Ralston Park, Park Street, Downtown Lebanon. Join us for the most fun of the Christmas Season at Ralston Park, Downtown Lebanon. Enjoy entertainment including a Christmas Concert. The Event is from 3-7 pm and we light the park up with over 100,000 lights at 5 pm. There will be food vendors and of course....SANTA CLAUS! The park remains illuminated for the whole community to enjoy all through the Christmas Season!

    Harrisburg Light Parade: Saturday, December 1st

    Sweet Home Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 1st, Parade starts at 10:00 am. Note that entire Parade is on Long Street (one block South of Main Street).

    Holiday Bazaar: Saturday, December 1st, 9am - 4pm, Sweet Home High School Gym.

    NOVEMBER 2007

    Christmas Storybook Land: Friday, November 30 - Saturday, December 15, Daily, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany,541-928-1612

    Linn Benton Community College & Chamber Choirs Concert: Thursday, November 29th, 7:30pm, Russell Tripp Performance Center, Linn Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-917-4531

    Assistance League's Winter's Eve Corvallis: Friday, November 30, 5-10pm, Madison Ave. between 2nd & 3rd Downtown Corvallis, 541-745-7668

    Town and Country Christmas Bazaar: Friday November 30 - Sunday, December 2, Fr 5-9pm, Sa 10am-8pm, Su 10am-5pm, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-926-4314

    Big Time Money Barrel Race: Friday, November 23 - Sunday, November 25, 10am, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 503-292-3247

    Twice Around Downtown Parade and Tree Lighting

    Albany Twice Around Downtown
    Downtown Twice Around Parade 2004
    Saturday, November 24th, 2007, 11am - 6pm
    Downtown Albany
    Albany Downtown Association Kick off the Holiday Season in downtown with the Children's Magic Day, the Downtown Twice Around Holiday Parade and Community Tree Lighting. The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 24 with the Children's Magic Day activities until 2:00 p.m. Then get ready for the funniest parade around at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in and groups are encouraged to register ahead of time. All we ask is that you are "decorated for the holidays" and remember we only have one Santa Claus at the end of the parade. It's ok to wear Santa hats.

    Join us after the parade to sing carols and light the Community Christmas Tree at Two Rivers Market at 5:00 p.m. The address is 300 SW 2nd Ave. For more information or to register contact the ADA at 541-928-2469.


    Enduring A's Swap Meet: Saturday, November 17, 8am-2pm, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-926-9323

    Willamette Valley Ag Expo

    Tuesday, November 13 - Thursday, November 15
    Linn County Fair Grounds and Expo Center, Albany, OR
    Willamette Valley Ag Expo

    Sixth Annual Antique Farm Equipment Show
    Parking is Free
    Three Big Days
    Professionals
    Four Big Buildings
    Tuesday 9am-6pm, Wednesday 10am-9pm, Thursday 10am-5pm

    Admission $4.00 (Price includes $2.00 discount on the featured Lunch!

    Workshops and Presentations by experts from OSU Extension, FFA and Industry

    All New - Used Equipment Alley - a display of used equipment available for sale through the vendors in the expo.

    Antique Farm Equipment Display with over 70 pieces on display.

    Trade show with over 120 vendors including the

    The Willamette Valley Ag Expo, scheduled for November 13th through the 15th in Albany, Oregon will have several new features for attendees. Those include new classroom presentations from the Oregon Department of Agriculture on grower incentives, a new 'used equipment sale alley' that will offer dozens of pieces of equipment at bargain prices, the new Women For Ag hospitality area in the lobby of the Expo Center, new doors for one of the buildings, and a new invitational breakfast hosted by Pennington Seed

    Classroom offerings this year include:

  • CORE pesticide training, and IPM in Grass Seed presented by OSU Extension and Oregon Department of Agriculture.

  • SAIF's workforce safety training and risk reduction

  • Farming is a Risky Business -- Managing Risk to Bolster the Bottom Line, and Evaluating New Ways to Utilize Existing Resources in Renewable Energy Projects presented by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

  • Pasture, Mud and Manure Management for Horse Health and Water Quality Classes and workshops are offered in three locations at the facility. A complete class schedule, dates, times and location is available online at www.wvaexpo.com.

    This year the Expo has added a new feature called the "Used Equipment Sale Alley". This area has been set up to give vendors within the Show to offer some of their used equipment to potential buyers. "This replaces the auction and I think better meets the needs of both vendors and buyers", according to event producer Scott Ingalls. "A lot of our vendors have used equipment they'd like to get sold and this really gives them the opportunity to showcase that stuff and be on hand to negotiate the sale and delivery". All equipment in the area will have signs that provide the asking price, company name and vendor booth number so potential buyers can negotiate the sale.

    This year the Women for Ag association will be our hosts the main lobby of the Willamette Event Center along with a large antique farm toy display. "This hospitality area will better feature the partnership between the Ag Show and Women for Ag" said Ingalls. "D & L Chain has agreed to sponsor the display and coffee and cookies for anyone coming through so the Women for Ag will have some great opportunities to interact with attendees at this Show". Women for Ag will present their educational and display materials for all to see.

    The WVAE Board voted at the end of last year's event to invest additional monies in the Linn County facility. This year we are adding glass doors to the northeast corner of the Cascade Building, just like the ones on the lobby. This will make that building more appealing and inviting for vendors and customers alike. We are also adding lighting to that display area. These changes, along with additional signage and the used equipment sales alley will all make the Cascade more exciting and visible to our attendees. These doors are part of an on-going process the Ag Association have been involved in to make changes to the Linn County Facility to better accommodate the Expo. The Association has previously paid for larger doors on all four or the main buildings to get larger equipment indoors for the shows. "This has been a win-win process for the Ag Show and the facility. We had to get bigger doors and they didn't have it in their budget. Fortunately the Expo has had the revenue to make these changes to help the event grow each year", Ingalls said.

    Another new addition is the Pennington Seed invitational breakfast to be held on Wednesday morning during the Expo. The company will be inviting their growers to a hosted breakfast and business presentation, which will conclude right when the Expo opens. "We are thrilled to have them", said Ingalls. "This type of event in conjunction with the Ag Expo is exactly the kind of partnerships we look for and support". Pennington Seed representatives expect about 300 attendees to that breakfast.

    Not a new feature, supporting Ag education continues to be a priority of the Willamette Valley Ag Association which owns and produces the Ag Expo. Once again the Ag Expo realized a profit from the Expo this last year and the Board provided funds for seven, full $1,000 scholarships to Oregon Ag related college students. The seven recipients of the scholarships were: Kristine Duyck of Cornelius, Kathleen Stiglbauer from Molalla, Jon Iverson from Woodburn, Jennifer Greenfield from Fossil, Russell Deboodt from Prineville, Chelsie Burroughs from Lebanon and Elias Eiguren from Jordan Valley. These kids have all been invited to the Ag Expo to host the vendor breakfast again this year so everyone can meet them. Active vendors within the Expo make up the Association that produces the Ag Expo each year.

    The 2007 Willamette Valley Ag Expo is sponsored by a variety of companies including Fisher Implement, Cycle Sports of Salem, Sunbelt Rentals, Linn-Benton Tractor, Peterson Machinery, D & L Chain, Les Schwab Tires, Complete Wireless Systems, Willamette Community Bank, Fastline Publications and JMW & Associates. A complete vendor list, sale alley items and class schedules are available online at www.wvaexpo.com.



  • Local Events
    The Conservatory for Music Education Open House: Monday, November 12th, 4 - 7pm, and Tuesday, November 13th, 4 - 7pm. New Location: 33566 Columbus Street S.E., Tangent (The old Conser Homes building on Columbus St. and Old Hwy 34). More information: 541-926-2975

    Veterans of the Year Banquet: Friday, November 9, 7-10pm, Linn-Benton Community College, Commons Room, Albany, OR

    Veterans Celebration Annual Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, November 10, 6 - 9:30am, West Albany High School, Albany, OR

    Veterans Memorial Service: Saturday, November 10, 8:00 am, Eleanor Hackleman Park, Albany, OR

    Annual Veterans Day Parade: Saturday, November 10th, 2007, - Downtown Albany. Albany is host to the largest Veterans Day Celebration west of the Mississippi with the highlight being the annual parade in downtown starting at 10:00 a.m. Come early to get a good spot along the parade route and visit one of downtown's bakeries or coffee shops to warm you up while you wait. Many shops will be open after the parade, so plan to make a day of it in downtown. For more information contact 541-367-8323.

    Linn County Veterans Memorial Dedication: Saturday, November 10, 4:00 pm, Timber Linn Park, Albany, OR

    The Willamette Valley Concert Band's Veteran's Day Patriotic Pops Concert- "Americana"

    Sunday, November 11, 2 pm
    Russell Tripp Performance Center
    Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, OR
    The Willamette Valley Concert Band will present "Americana", a Veteran's Day Patriotic Pops Concert on Sunday, November 11 at 2 pm in the Russell Tripp Performance Center on the campus of Linn-Benton Community College in Albany. The program, featuring a wide variety of American music, is a joint concert with the South Albany High School Band and part of the proceeds will go to the South Albany High School band program. The event will make a great finale to the annual Albany Veterans Day celebration.

    Featured music will include "Hoe Down" from Aaron Copland's Ballet Rodeo, An American Symphony from the movie soundtrack of Mr. Holland's Opus by Kamen, Chorale and Shaker Dance by American composer Zdechlik which is based on the Shaker tune "Simple Gifts", Liberty Fanfare written by John Williams for the centennial of the Statue of Liberty, movements from Black American composer William Grant Still's From the Delta Suite, and Big Band Signatures featuring signature tunes made popular by the big bands of Benny Goodman, Les Brown, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Glenn Miller. Also featured will be Leroy Anderson's Sandpaper Ballet and the band's trombone section playing Henry Fillmore's Lassus Trombone. The program will also include numerous well-known marches by Sousa and Fillmore and there will be a special tribute to all six branches of the U.S. Military. The concert will close with the SAHS Band joining the WVCB to play the official United States March, Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa.
    The SAHS Spirit Band portion of the program will include music played by the SAHS Band for the annual Albany Veteran's Day Parade on Nov. 10. Director of that group is Misha Mayers.

    Individual tickets for the gala afternoon will be available after October 15 for $8 at Stainthorps Music in Lebanon, Mid-Valley Gems and Jewelry in Albany, Gracewinds Music in Corvallis and at the door. School age students will be admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult admission.

    The Willamette Valley Concert Band, an adult community ensemble based in Albany includes about 55 musicians from many vocations and many towns in Benton, Linn, Marion and Polk counties. Conductor of the band since 1972 is Dr. Richard Sorenson, Emeritus Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Western Oregon University. Associate director is Christine Barreto, retired music teacher from Lebanon.

    For further information contact director Sorenson at 503-838-3474 or visit the band Web Site..

    Primary Election Day

    Tuesday, November 6th

    Ballot Drop Off Locations
    (8:00pm deadline for ballot return).
    Linn County

  • Linn County Courthouse 5th Street Entrance Albany

  • City of Harrisburg 354 Smith St. Harrisburg

  • Linn Benton Community College (Library) 6500 Pacific Blvd SW Albany

  • Sweet Home City Hall 1140 12th Ave

  • Sweet Home Police Department 1950 Main St.

  • Lebanon Library 626 2nd St.

  • Lebanon Police Department 40 E. Maple St.

  • Scio City Hall 38957 NW 1st St.

  • Mill City, City Hall 252 SW Cedar St.

  • Albany Public Library 1390 Waverly Dr SE
  • Lyons, City Hall 449 5th Street

  • Linn County Sheriff Lebanon Substation 2590 S. Main St. Lebanon
  • Listen for concise local Election Results starting at 8:30 pm on KGAL

    Benton County

  • Fifth Street, Across the street from the Benton County Courthouse,. 180 NW 5th St - Corvallis

  • Wells Fargo Bank, Next to Pizza Hut, in the Timberhill Shopping Center, 2543 NW Kings Blvd - Corvallis

  • John Boy's Alsea Mercantile Store, 186 Main St - Alsea, Mon - Sat 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Sun 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

  • City Limits Market, 5800 NW Highway 99W - North Corvallis, Mon - Fri 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sat 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sun 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

  • Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave - Corvallis, Mon - Fri 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Sat 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sun 12:00 NOON to 6:00 PM

  • LBCC - Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave - Corvallis, When college is in session, Mon - Thur 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Fri 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, When college is not in session, Mon - Thur 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

  • Monroe City Hall, 664 Commercial St - Monroe, Mon - Fri 8:00 AM to 12:00 NOON, & 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • OSU Valley Library, Mon - Thur 7:30 AM to 1:00 AM, Fri 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM

    Sat 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sun 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM,
  • North Albany Middle School, 1205 NW North Albany Rd - Albany, Mon - Fri 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Philomath Public Library, 1050 Applegate St - Philomath, Mon, Thur, Fri, Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Tues, Wed 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

  • Senior Citizens Center of Corvallis, 2601 NW Tyler Ave - Corvallis, Mon - Fri 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM,

  • Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW 4th St - Corvallis, Main entrance foyer at top of stairs & in the basement next to Room 13, Mon - Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Office Phone: (541) 766-6756, TTY/TDD (541) 766-6080


  • Tri-County Rabbit Breeders: Saturday, November 3, 8am - 8 pm, Linn County Fair and Expo Center. 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 503-769-5924.

    4th Annual Model Train Show: Saturday, November 3 (10am - 6pm) and Sunday November 4 (12-6pm), Corvallis Benton County Public Library, Corvallis, OR. This year the show will consist of: two model train displays, a children's play area with two Thomas play tables and Thomas videos, a "Build a Boxcar" clinic (Sat only), a G - scale train for the kids to run, library RR materials on display and a raffle for a chance to win the old wooden library train ($1 per ticket). The event is free and open to the public. Each visitor that brings two food items for donation to Linn Benton Food Share will be eligible for a chance to win a door prize. Come have fun at the newest Corvallis fall tradition - the model train show at the library. Last year we had 600+ visitors and donated over 480lbs of food to Linn Benton Food Share.

    Brought to you by the Corvallis Benton Public Library, The Toy Factory, Trumps Hobbies, Keller Williams Realty - Team Vega, PB&N Trains, Oregon Electric "O" Gaugers, Twin Lakes & Western Model RRManufacturer sponsors: Worlds Greatest Hobby, Digitrax, Accurail, Marklin, Broadway Limited, Mikes Train House, Walthers, Kadee Inc, Woodland Scenics, and Blair Line.

    For more information: Patrick Sloma - Event Promoter 541-760-5245, p.sloma@comcast.


    LBCC Tripp Film Series- China: The 21st Century: Sunday, November 4th, 2007, 2:00pm. China: The 21st Century ~ Buddy Hatton. China was once called "the Sleeping Giant". Major changes are taking place constantly and China is reinventing itself. Gone are the drab blue Mao uniforms, government enterprises, government appointed apartments, and lack of freedoms. China is slowly becoming more and more like other nations. The "Giant" has indeed awakened!

    OCTOBER 2007
    Programming Update
    10/24/2007 Sunrise as seen by Morning Update Team Weldon Greig and Radio Ray*

    Click on image for high resolution.

    *- Well not exactly the same view. This shot taken from Century Park in Lebanon
    Boo Boogie Bash Rough Stock Rodeo- Saturday, October 27th, 6:30pm-Mid. Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-895-5711

    Ladies Night Out: Saturday, October 27th, 5 - 10 pm, Santiam Place, 139 Main St., Lebanon. Pamper yourself with a night of fun! Yummy finger food and desserts, demonstrations, vendors with fun stuff, door prizes and more! $10.00 Admission. Advance ticket sales at Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, 1040 Park St. and Hidden Treasures, 764 Main St., Lebanon. A benefit for Lebanon Area Habitat for Humanity and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Ticket & Vendor info: 541-259-4255

    In The Mood

    Sunday, October 28th, 4 pm, Hult Center, Eugene

    It's a 1940's Big Band, Swing Dance and Song Musical Revue with a big band orchestra, singers and dancers, IN THE MOOD, presents a retro 1940's musical. Experience the music that moved a nation's spirit and helped win a war. This was the last time when all of America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music.

    Don't miss your chance to see this fantastic musical during the 2007 - 2008 season.

    ABOUT THE SHOW
    Much more than a concert, IN THE MOOD presents a retro 1940's musical featuring the IN THE MOOD Singers and Dancers with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra.

    The music and the arrangements are as authentic as it gets. This was a time that all America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music. In the 1940's, the combination of up-tempo big band instrumentals and intimate, romantic ballads set the mood for a future filled with promise, hope and prosperity.

    This was the time when the music moved the nation's spirit! IN THE MOOD, a 1940's musical, features a big band orchestra, singers and dancers.


    Downtown Trick-or-Treating: Saturday, October 27, - Downtown Albany. The annual Downtown Trick-or-Treating. The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. at Two Rivers Market, 300 2nd Ave. SW, for the children's costume contest. Trick-or-Treating begins at 11:00 a.m. and goes to 1:00 p.m. at downtown merchants flying black and orange balloons. Call 541-928-2469 for more details.


    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon
    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon
    Fourth Annual Celebration of Community: Thursday, October 25th, Linn-Benton Community College, 6pm. For tickets: Phone: 541-928-7232


    Oregon Pinto Breeders- Friday, October 18 - Sunday, October 20th, 8:00 am each day. Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 503-665-7435, free

    Clark Wilson in Concert, Sunday October 21, 2007, 2:00PM, Elsinore Theater, 70 High Street SE, Salem OR (503) 375-3574

    The Columbia River Organ Club proudly presents renowned entertainer and recording artist Clark Wilson at the console of the Wurlitzer theatre organ at the historic Elsinore in Salem. A real crowd pleaser wherever he goes, ken will present standards of yesterday and today that will put a smile on your face! Don't miss this opportunity to see and hear this fabulous organ put through its paces by a master performer and organ technician. Get tickets from Ticketswest, the Elsinore box office or at the door. Young people 18 and under are free


    Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Skinner Living History & Display- Sunday, October 21st, 2 - 3:30pm Lakeside Center, Mennonite Village, Albany, 541-926-4680, free
    Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild Quilt Show
    Friday, October 19 - Saturday, October 20th, 10am to 5pm, First Assembly of God Church, 726 W Oak St. in Lebanon.

    Show admission is $2 for those 12 and above.

    Information? - Peggy Christopherson, SSQG Quilt Show Publicity Chairperson

    Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild (SSQG)
    541-451-4910 or 541-258-1774
    Email quilterpeg@peak.org
    http://www.santiamscrappers.org


    Sew Scrumptious - A Quilt Show & Cookbook - Coming to Lebanon

    "Sew Scrumptious" is the theme for the Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild's 5th annual fall quilt show. On October 19 and 20, a Friday and Saturday, from 10 AM to 5 PM, there will be handmade family, art and heritage quilts on display at the First Assembly of God Church at 726 W Oak St. in Lebanon. Show admission is $2 for those 12 and above.

    New Larger Location
    This new, larger location for the show allows for better display of more quilts. In addition, there is space for two local vendors, Finally Together Quilters Quilt Shop and a guild member trying to reduce the size of her stash. A place will be set up for guests to enjoy coffee and samples from the "Sew Scrumptious" Cookbook. Also, quilters from the First Assembly of God Church will be selling some of their quilts.

    The local Lebanon Garden Club has been invited help us celebrate the change of season by displaying fresh or dried Fall Arrangements among the quilts. Be sure to vote for People's Choice for the flowers and the quilts.

    Silent Auction and Sale
    Doing your Christmas shopping already? Or would you just love to hang a small quilt or two on your walls. Check out the Small Quilt Silent Auction and Sale. The bidding will open at 10 AM on Friday and close at 3PM Saturday. Each small quilt will also have a "Buy It Now!" price if you just can't wait until Saturday afternoon.

    "Sew Scrumptious" Recipes
    "Sew Scrumptious" is a handy, attractive keepsake that's definitely a one-of-a kind cookbook. Quilt Guild members have collected their best recipes and others from family and friends. These "Sew Scrumptious" appetizers, main dishes and desserts are all made with Lebanon's home- kitchen touch. Santiam Scrappers are selling the cookbook to support guild projects such as community service quilts, quilting education projects and classes for adults and children. Guild members will be on hand during the show doing quilting and sewing demos and will try to answer all your questions about quilting.

    Come to the Show to see, buy and taste
    Remember, the Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild "Sew Scrumptious" Quilt Show is, Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20 from 10am to 5pm. There is a small gift for all attendees and other quilts will be on sale by Assembly of God Quilters. There will be 50-60 traditional and modern bed quilts and art and heritage quilts on display at the First Assembly of God Church at 726 W Oak St in Lebanon. Plus you can buy a special "Sew Scrumptious" cookbook. Call Peggy at 541-451-4910 if you have questions.


    Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom's "Fall Harvest Dinner": Saturday, October 20th 5-10pm, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-737-8629
    Alzheimer's Walk to Remember: Saturday, October 13th, Heritage Mall, Albany, OR. Registration begins at 8:30 AM, Walk starts at 10:00AM. The Alzheimer's Network of Oregon invites you to support individuals and families coping with Alzheimer's by joining us as a walker/ donor or a volunteer.

    Join us on 920 KSHO for a Live Broadcast from this event

    Our live broadcast on 920 KSHO from 9 to 11 am brought to you by the Mennonite Village.


    The money that you raise through your pledges provides funding that enables us to continue providing services like these, needed by the people of Marion, Polk, Linn, and Benton counties whose lives have been affected by Alzheimer's disease: Information and Referral, Help Line, Care planning assistance, Library resources, Early Stage Program, Support Groups, Educational Programs, Speakers' Bureau, Public awareness campaign and Advocacy Newsletters.


    Oregon Mennonite Festival for World Relief- Saturday, October 13th 7:30am-3:30pm, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-928-1865, free

    Build Lebanon Trails (BLT) October 13th Community Hike

    This months hike: Ridgeway Butte in Lebanon. Saturday, October 13th. Directions: Take Hwy 20 in Lebanon east to Grant Street. Follow Grant over the bridge and take the first right after the bridge at Berlin Road. Travel one-quarter mile to Grant Street. Park on the left side of the road at the base of the butte in the gravel area. Look for BLT hike signs and the KGAL/KSHO broadcast vehicle. Hikes start promptly at 10:00 a.m.
    Build Lebanon Trails invites the community to hike Ridgeway Butte on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m.

    One group will have the opportunity to hike to the 935-foot elevation that offers a spectacular view of the valley. On a clear day Mary's Peak to the west, Albany to the north and Halsey to the south can be observed. Bring your binoculars and cameras.
    Build Lebanon Trails, ( BLT ), Lebanon, Oregon
    A second group will hike to the summit of 1200 feet. Hike leaders will point out flora and fauna indigenous to the butte. Information will be shared about the history of the butte and the various names it has been called. (Kees Butte, Horse Butte, Green Horse Butte, Rattlesnake Butte, Chamberlain Butte).

    For more information please call Nancy Kirks of Community Health Improvement Partnership (CHIP) at 451-6425.

    Hike sponsors: Samaritan Health Services, the City of Lebanon, KGAL/KSHO radio, Linn Co Federal Credit Union, Economy Supply, MykeWeb and the many dedicated BLT volunteers.


    The hike is expected to take 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on which elevation you reach. The hike to the 935 summit is moderate and rigorous and is 1.00 mile in length. The hike to the 1200-foot summit is considered difficult and rigorous and is 1.25 miles.

    The paths are uneven and poison oak may be a possibility to those who walk away from the main trails. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Walking sticks and trekking poles may be desired. Bring a snack if you wish. Bottled water will be available courtesy of Linn Co Federal Credit Union. Leashed dogs are welcome.


    Willamette Valley Remodel Show: Friday, October 5th - Sunday, October 7thh, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 503-364-1716

    Willamette Manor Dinner Theater: Friday, October 5th, Fr & Sa 7-9:30pm, Lebanon Senior Center, 65 B Academy St, Lebanon, 541-258-8178

    Soroptimist International of Albany "Walk for the Cause": Saturday, October 6th, 8am, Linn County Courthouse Steps, 4th Street SW, Albany

    Albany Fire Department Treasure Hunt: Saturday, October 6th, 10am-2pm, All four fire stations, 110 6th Ave SW, 120 34th Ave SE, 1980 Three Lakes Rd, 2850 Gibson Hill Rd NW, Albany, 541-917-7734, free



    SEPTEMBER 2007
    United Way 50th Anniversary Celebration Breakfast: Thursday, September 27th, 7am. Bob De Carolis, the Athletic Director for OSU, will be the keynote speaker.

    Le Tour Des Plants: Saturday, September 15th - Sunday, September 23rd, Daily 10am-4pm, Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis, 541-753-6601, free


    Albany Civic Theater- The Taming of the Shrew.This William Shakespeare classic is directed by Gregg Burgess. Opening Friday, September 7th with the next show run Friday, September 14th- Sunday, September 16th (Matinee) and Thursday, September 20 to Saturday, September 22nd. Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. SW, Albany, Oregon, 97321. Performances start at 8 pm, except for Sunday September 16th Matinee which start at 2:30 pm.
    Cast of Characters
  • Director- Gregg Burgess has been involved with ACT since the 1970s, and is finally getting around to directing for us. He has worked backstage on dozens of shows, often as stage manager or set designer/builder/painter, and has acted in many others. A painter by avocation and a newspaper printer by trade, Gregg lives in Albany.
  • Katharnia - Stacy Bostrom
  • Bianca - Heather Crabtree
  • Petruchio - Russ Roberts
  • Baptista - Phillip Brown
  • Tranio - Alan Liesse
  • Grumio - Charles Skinner
  • Hortensio - John Carone
  • Lucentio - Chad Robinson
  • Vincentio - Irwin Fistel
  • Gremio - Ted Gray
  • Biondello - Jessicka Trenary
  • Widow/Curtis / Tailor - Kayla Nissen
  • Pedant / Servant - Nancy Homan
  • Guard / Phillip - Paris Estes
  • Peter / Servant - Amanda Bonn
  • Haberdasher / Servant - Jan Donnelly

  • Border Terrier Club of America: Saturday, September 22nd, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, free, 503-663-3330

    Albany Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Show: Saturday, September 22nd- Sunday, September 23rd, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-928-9953

    Special Benefit Event for Our Troops

    USO Operation Care Package

    Join us
    Monday, September 17th
    4 - 7 pm

    Join us September 17th 4 - 7pm for a special USO Operation Care Package stop in Salem as part of the nation Waddell and Reed 70th Anniversary Tour. The event will be aired live on our sister station, AM 920 KSHO.

    This is tied to the National Waddell and Reed 70th Anniversary Open House.
    Waddell and Reed

  • Free Barbeque
  • Free Sternwheeler Trip on the Willamette River in Salem.

    Riverfront Park, Salem
  • Visitors to this event may to the special 70th Anniversary Semi Truck which will be at Salem' Riverfront Park (200 Water Street) in downtown Salem. Visitors also can write a personal note to a service man or woman to be included in their package, which will be sent to a designated military base. Packages include toiletries, disposable camera, AT&T prepaid phone cards, playing cards, snacks and other requested or needed items. Operation USO Care Packages are $25 each. The value of the care package is $50 to $75.
    Waddell and Reed 70th Anniversary OSU Operation Care Package
    Through Operation USO Care Package, the USO helped Waddell & Reed create a custom website, accessible through kiosks on the truck, where anyone can directly purchase a package online and craft a personal note. The Operation USO Care Package program is the only care package program that is sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Defense. The Department of Defense guides the distribution of the packages overseas.


    Businesses on Display: Wednesday, September 19th , 1pm-6pm, Willamette Event Center, Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany Oregon


    Corvallis Northwest Earth Institute's 8th Annual Passport to Healthy Gardens Organic Garden Tour: Sunday, September 16, 2007, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Tour of 10 different Gardens. First stop (you can purchase tickets there) is at 445 NW 7th (enter through garage on 8th St.)754-6783


    Festival Latinos: Saturday, September 15th, noon-2pm, Monteith Park, 489 Water St, Albany 541-917-7777, free

    Fifties In The Fall Car Show- Saturday, September 15th, 9am-3pm, Old Middle School Grounds, Intersection of Hwy 34 & Hwy 20, Lebanon, 541-928-6855, free


    Greater Albany Public School Eat And Run

    Eat: Wyatts Eatery, Albany, Friday, September 14th, 5-8pm

    Run: Start/Finish: Ray's Foods in North Albany, Saturday, Setember 15th, 9am.

    Meet at Wyatt's Eatery in Albany, Oregon, on Friday for great Hor d'oeuvres and soft drinks and meet with members of the Albany School Foundation to find out more about what the foundation does for Albany's school children.

    Then on Saturday morning, 9/15, do a 5 kilometer (3.1 miles) run and walk in the brisk morning air. The course goes through a family oriented neighborhood with manicured lawns and colorful gardens along the way. Each participant will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Winners will receive medals. Entry fees: early registration (through 9/8/2007) for adults with t-shirt is $17, for youth with t-shirt aged 14 and under is $12. Late registration is $20 with t-shirt for all ages.

    Oregon Covered Bridge Festival: Saturday, September 15th (9am - 7pm) and Sunday September 16th (9am to 5pm), 7th and Marion, Stayton Oregon. The 2007 Festival will be the Sixth Annual Covered Bridge Festival. The Festival was started when several members from the Oregon Covered Bridge Society decided to put together a festival to share their love of history and the Covered Bridges.

    The festival is admission free family fun for all with:

  • Juried Arts and Crafts
  • Living History Displays which include Civil War re-enactments and Blacksmiths
  • Demonstrations such as woodcarvers, flint knapping, and artists
  • Baking Contests for adults and kids
  • Old Fashioned Children's Games and Crafts
  • Live Music
  • Free Mini Train Rides
  • Auction of Covered Bridge Commemorative Coins and Original Artwork
  • Delicious food booths.

    Take a look at the Stayton-Jordan Covered Bridge right on the Festival Grounds or take the guided bus tour and see six of the famous covered bridges in the area. Maps are also available for self-guided tours.
  • Corvallis 150 Year Celebration

    Tuesday, September 11th, 5:00pm
    Downtown Corvallis Riverfront
    First and Jackson

    You're invited to the biggest birthday party in Corvallis history. Join us for a Community Riverfront Celebration. Large cake with 150 candles, music, Beaver sports, and children's activities. Corvallis native and singer Meredith Brooks (Platinum album recipient and Grammy award nominee) will lead everyone in Happy Birthday Corvallis and perform a song written about Corvallis.


    The Sublimity Harvest Festival
    Friday, September 7th -
    Sunday, September 9th
    Sublimity, OR

    11880 Sublimity Rd S (Off Hwy 22)
    503-769-3579
    Sublimity Harvest Festival
    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
    Friday, September 7, 2007

  • 5 pm: Booths & Fun Center open
  • 6 pm: Modified truck weigh-in begins
  • 7 pm: Modified Truck Pull
  • 8:30 pm: Monster Trucks to follow (approximately)
  • 9:30 pm: Live Music - Entertainment Tent, Brian Hanson & The Badland Patrol

    Saturday, September 8, 2007

  • 8:30 am: Stock Truck Weigh-In begins (Enter Anthony hall gate)
  • 9:00 am: Fun Run/Walk
  • 11:00 am: Parade - Downtown Sublimity. The parade forms at the Sublimity Grade School with judging starting at 9:30 and then starts at 11:00. There is a $5 fee. For more information and to receive an entry form you can call 503-769-3855 or e-mail suecosier@yahoo.com.
  • 12:00 noon: Booths and Fun Center Open
  • 12:00 noon: Stock Truck Weigh-In Gate Closes
  • 12:45 pm: Driver's Meeting
  • 1:00 pm: Stock Truck Pull
  • 2:00pm: Live Entertainment - Entertainment Tent
  • 6:00 pm: Pulling Competition Modified Truck and Tractors
  • 8:30 pm: Monster Trucks to follow (approximately)
  • 9:00 pm: Live Music in the Entertainment Tent. 5 Guys Named Moe


  • Sunday, September 9, 2008 - Family Day!

  • Entertainment Tent Open to all ages!
  • 10:00 am: ATV Pull
  • 10:00 am: Booths and Fun Center Open
  • 11:30 am: Draft Horse Pull
  • 1:00 pm: Monster Trucks
  • 1:30 pm: Tractor Pull Competition
  • 2:00 pm: Live Music - Entertainment Tent The Severin Sisters

    *Schedule subject to change

    Pulling Prices

  • Pull Fee - $35.00 (Pre-registered only. Must be received by Aug 31)
  • $40.00 at the gate

  • Signed release waiver and registration fee must accompany registration form.

    Festival Admission Prices

  • Parking $3 each day
  • Adults Fri: $12 Sat: $15 Sun: $6
  • Children 6-12 Fri: $6 Sat: $6 Sun: $3
  • Seniors 62+ $2 off adult each day
  • Children under 6 FREE each day

  • Antiques in the Streets: Saturday, September 8, 2007- Downtown Albany. . Join us for the 9th annual Antiques in the Streets. Vendor booth spaces are available now at $40, $60 after June 1, 2007. Sale hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. rain or shine.

    Bar-B-Thank-U and Kids Day Celebration: Saturday, September 8, 2007- Lebanon Boys and Girls Club, 305 5th Street, Lebanon. 541-258-7165


    Tangent Harvest Festival
    Saturday September 8, 2007, Tangent, Oregon

  • 6:30 to 9:30 a.m.- Fireman's Pancake Breakfast. Get up early and start the day out with a big breakfast at the Tangent Fire Dept.
  • 9 a.m.- REACH Helicopter Landing
  • 10 a.m.- Downtown Community Parade. Horses, kids, dogs, tractors, cars, bands, you name it! It's an old-fashioned parade that winds through town.
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.- Kid's Events. Fun activities and games for all ages- a kid's sized tractor pull, a magician, face painting, games and much more!
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.- Cruise-In Car Event. Like stepping back in time- check out the vintage cars and trucks, 1972 and older. Always a spectator favorite.
  • 1-3pm- Music by the Bush Pilots, a bluegrass trio.
  • 4 p.m.- Rib-Eye Steak BBQ-Come hungry! A good old-fashioned steak BBQ with all the trimmings. BBQ Tickets also on sale at: Crossroads Deli, the Dixie Tavern, LaRoca, and the Fire Department.
  • 4-6 pm- Music by The Brand
  • Arts, Crafts, Garden, and Flower Show. We'll have all the community favorites, whether we grow it, bake it or make it.
  • Food- Hot dogs, hamburgers, burritos, corn on the cob, and all those sweet, sticky treats you want to see at a country fair!


  • Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire : Saturday, September 8 - Sunday, September 9th, 2007, - Kings Valley Hwy 223 & Grant Rd, Kings Valley, 541-929-4897

    Northwest Buckskin Horse Show: Saturday, September 8 - Sunday, September 9th, 2007, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 360-263-1752, free

    Festival of Red: Sunday September 9, 2007, - Downtown Albany. Downtown Albany restaurants pull out the stops to share all foods red.gourmet pizza, salsa to die for, surprising sweets in rosy hues, Asian cuisine and more in this 4th Annual taste of Albany.

    22nd Annual Alaskan Wild Salmon Bake, Sunday, September 9th, 4:30pm, Gentle House, North Edge of the Western Oregon University Campus, Monmouth, OR, 503-838-8280. Presented by: Friends of Jensen Arctic Museum

    School Start Dates

    Tuesday
    September 4th

  • Greater Albany Public Schools (K - 6, Freshman)
  • Lebanon Community Schools
  • Central Linn District 552-C(except 7th and 8th Graders which started on 8/31)
  • East Linn Christian Academy
  • Scio School District (Kindergarten starts 9/10)
  • Sweet Home School District (K-6, 7 and Freshman)
  • Santiam Christian Schools
  • Jefferson School District 14J (Grades K - Freshman)
  • Junction City Schools
  • Wednesday
    September 5th

  • Greater Albany Public Schools (7th and 8th Grade, Sophomore, Junior and Seniors)
  • Corvallis School District 509-J
  • Sweet Home School District (8th Grade, Sophomore, Junior and Seniors)
  • Harrisburg School District
  • Jefferson School District 14J (Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors)
  • Salem-Keizer Schools*

    *- Note grades 6 and 9 start on Tuesday, September 4th



  • Northwest Civil War Council Reenactment: Saturday, September 1st - Monday, September 3rd, 9am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday, and 9am to 2pm on Monday, Ft. Stevens State Park.

    Strings of Praise Concert: Sunday, September 2nd, at 10:00am, Maranatha Christian Fellowship, Two Rivers Market in historic downtown Albany, 250 Broadalbin Street S.W.Concert by Ty and Laurie Orr, Assistant Pastor and Worship Leader at Calvary Chapel of Pocatello, Idaho. 928-6420.

    AUGUST 2007

    Movies By Moonlight: Nanny McPhee: Friday, August 31sth. Starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth in a tale about some very mischievous children and a magical nanny. A perfect family film to end out the season.


    MP3 Podcast Audio and Pictures
    From Hot Air Balloon Broadcast

    Wah Change Northwest Art and Air Festival



    Friday, August 24th - Sunday, August 26th Timber Linn Park and Albany Air Field
    Albany, Oregon.
    Hours: Friday 4-10pm, Saturday, 11am - 10pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm.


    Premier Show: Mary Wilson, Saturday, August 25th, 8pm, Oregon Amphitheatre, Timberlinn Park. It was a vision of musical stardom as a Detroit teen that inspired Mary Wilson to co-found one of the most successful female singing groups in recording history - The Supremes. Since then, Wilson has gone on to be a part of dozens of hit records, has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world, and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry.

    Events are scheduled all three days at Timber Linn Park and Albany Municipal Airport. Admission is free; premium parking is available at a small cost.

    The three-day festival includes a juried art show and sale; hot-air balloons lifting off every morning and the popular Night Glow Friday evening; Main Stage concert in the Oregon Amphitheater Saturday night; fireworks following the concert on Saturday; and a nondenominational community worship service on Sunday.

    Daily Schedule

    Thursday, August 23
    Tethered balloon rides 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. At Home Furniture, 930 Hill St. SE
         
    Friday, August 24
    Balloon lift-off 6:00 a.m. Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Art booths open 4:00 p.m. Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Wine booths open 4:00 p.m. Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Central Willamette Children’s Village 5:30-7:30 p.m. Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Cascade Performing Arts 5:30 p.m. Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    The Porch Dawgs 6:30 p.m. Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Joe Stoddard 7:30 p.m. Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Night Glow dusk Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Joe Stoddard 9:00 p.m. Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
         
    Saturday, August 25
    Balloon lift-off 6:00 a.m. Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Breakfast served 7:00-10:30 a.m. Albany Municipal Airport
    Flour drop, spot landings 7:30 a.m. Albany Municipal Airport
    Classic Car Show 8:00 a.m. Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Young Eagles flights 10:00 a.m. -2 p.m. Albany Municipal Airport
    Lunch served 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Albany Municipal Airport
    Food booths open 11:00 a.m. Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Art booths open 11:00 a.m. Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Kids’ art activities 11:00 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Willamette, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Lunch served 11:00 a.m.- 2 p.m. Albany Municipal Airport
    Patricia Feltmann Singers Noon Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Fiesta Mexicana 1:00 p.m. Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Congressman Peter DeFazio 1:00 p.m. Linn County Fair & Expo Center
    Oregon Elite Cheerleading 2:00 p.m. Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    SR-71 Pilot Brian Shul 2:00 p.m. Linn County Fair & Expo Center
    Wine booths open 2:00 p.m. Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Rezonate 2:30 p.m. Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Bellydancing 3:45 p.m. Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    The Bush Pilots 4:30 p.m. Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    The Brand 5:45 p.m. Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Alexis and the Frets 6:50 p.m. Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Mary Wilson/Supremes  8:00 p.m. At Home Furniture Main Stage
         
    Sunday, August 26
    Balloon lift-off 6:00 a.m. Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Breakfast served 7:00-10:30 a.m. Albany Municipal Airport
    Flour drop, spot landings 7:30 a.m. Albany Municipal Airport
    Community worship service with Jordan’s Promise 10:00 a.m. Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Young Eagles flights 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m. Albany Municipal Airport
    Food booths open 11:00 a.m. Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Art booths open 11:00 a.m. Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Lunch served 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Albany Municipal Airport
    Kids’ art activities   Noon - 4:00 p.m. Central Willamette Children’s Village
    Cool Conspiracy Noon Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Two Part Variation 1:00 p.m. Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    SR-71 Pilot Brian Shul 2:00 p.m. Linn County Fair & Expo Center
    Oregon Elite Cheerleading 2:00 p.m. Selco Stage, Timber Linn Memorial Park
    Festival closes  4:00 p.m.  

    Festival and Main Stage Lineup and Schedule

    Friday, August 24
  • 5:30-6:15pm Cascade Performing Arts- Cascade Performing Arts, a dance troop based in Lebanon, opens the Selco Festival Stage this year. Their show includes tap, hip hop and tumbling. Cascade Performing Arts is owned and operated by Lisa Russell-Agosto.
  • 6:30-7:00pm Porch Dawgs-The Porch Dawgs are a traditional blues and R&B band that offers a special twist on creating a different sound to their already eclectic music. They reach into a bevy of music that made blues and jazz an American art form. Steve Magnolia can belt out a blues tune that leaves the listener wanting more.
  • 7:30-8:15pm Joe Stoddard-Joe Stoddard provides a high energy music and comedy experience. He has worked with such greats as The Beach Boys, Ricky Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Rich Little. He has performed for more than 20 years in a variety of venues from cruise ships to colleges and he's entertained them all.
  • 8:15 Balloon Night Glow
  • 9:00-9:30pm Joe Stoddard

    Saturday, August 25
  • 12:00-12:45pm Patricia Feltmann Singers- Patricia Feltmann will present several of her students singing a variety of popular songs including Broadway, jazz, country, and top 40.
  • 1:00-1:50pm Fiesta Mexicana-Fiesta Mexicana follows. This 4-H dance club performs traditional Mexican dancing by youth from kindergarten through high school. Volunteer club leaders are Maria Gonzalez, Pati Santos and Feliciana Torres.
  • 2:00-2:20pm Oregon Elite Cheerleading-Oregon Elite All-Star Cheerleading, Inc. is a competitive All-Star cheerleading program located in Albany. It offers teams for kindergarten through 12th graders. The students will be doing a short performance that highlights what is taught to all members who join.
  • 2:30-3:30pm Rezonate-The members of the a cappella group Rezonate originally met through the Oregon Children's Choir. They started singing together in December 2004. Singing R & B, gospel, pop, soul, funk, and their own original tunes, their mission is helping to educate Oregon youth about a cappella music.
  • 3:45-4:15pm Bellydancing-
  • 4:30-5:15pm Bush Pilots-The Bush Pilots are a bluegrass-style trio that plays original songs and adds a variety of interpretations of other tunes. Carefully structured harmonies flow on top of interesting musical arrangements. The Bush Pilots' up-tempo driving repertoire is sprinkled with just enough soulful ballads to let you catch your breath
  • 5:45-6:30pm The Brand-The Brand is a popular Albany area band playing a variety of rock and country music. The four-piece band refers to its members as "Guitar Heads" based on the number of the instruments they use to produce their unique sound.
  • 6:50-7:30pm Alexis and The Frets-Alexis and The Frets are four Albany teens who perform a rockin' show featuring Alexis's originals, as well as pop, rock, and country tunes. Vocalist Alexis is a well-known singer and songwriter who has written and performed for a Disney movie soundtrack. On lead guitar is Trey Kenyon, on bass guitar Jake Blecker, and on drums is Dylan Phelps.

    Sunday, August 26
  • 10:00 a.m. Community Worship Service featuring Jordan's Promise-Sunday begins with a community worship service featuring Jordan's Promise. The band formed in 2001 and relies on the high, clear melodies and tailored but familiar harmony of brothers Brian and Scott Coons. The band writes and arranges all original material in the contemporary Christian genre. Fellow band members are Chuck Britten, Bryan Foster, and George Robnett.
  • 12:00-12:45pm Cool Conspiracy- Cool Conspiracy is a well-seasoned quartet ready to serve up hot jazz, swing, boss a nova and more.
  • 1:00-1:45pm Two Part Variations-Two Part Variations is a flute and guitar duo featuring Barbara Jean Nicoletti on flute and Royce Jones on guitar. These seasoned musicians, who each have more than 20 years' performance experience, are well versed in several musical genres. Their extensive repertoire includes both classical and popular standards.
  • 2:00-2:20pm Oregon Elite Cheerleading


    About five-dozen artists from throughout the Northwest are expected. Artwork for sale will include wood, metal, jewelry, raku, and other pottery, porcelain, stained glass, fused glass, fiber, oil and watercolor paintings, and collages.

    Other activities include children's art show and sale and hands-on art projects; a children's maze; displays of vintage aircraft, modern airplanes, and helicopters; airplane and hot-air balloon rides; food booths, and live music.

    About 40 hot-air balloons from throughout the western United States will launch each morning, weather permitting, at Timber Linn Park, the third year at the Festival venue. Breakfast will be available at the park at the balloon launches each morning.

    The Northwest Art & Air Festival is presented by the Albany Parks & Recreation Department and the Albany Visitors Association. Rare metals manufacturer Wah Chang is the title sponsor.
  • Airport Features Displays, Rides, Food

    Activities for all ages are scheduled at Albany Municipal Airport during Saturday and Sunday of the Northwest Art & Air Festival.

    Albany pilot Happy Miles will provide breakfast from 7-10 a.m. each day, and lunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $5 and $8 respectively. Proceeds from the $5 meals will benefit the Albany Aero Club and suppose the volunteers and pilots who host airport activities.

    Local pilots will host the popular Young Eagles flights for children ages 8 to 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. both days. The sessions include 20 minutes of classroom instruction on the basics of flight, followed by a 20-minute ride in a plane over the mid-valley area.

    Displays at the airport this year include:

  • Harley Davidson Motorcycles
  • Bestkites, Newman, Calif.
  • Flying Toy Shop, Creswell
  • Electronics International, Bend (engine monitor systems)
  • Van's Aircraft, Aurora (RV-10 four-place kit plane)
  • Evergreen Museum, McMinnville
  • Oregon Aero, Scappoose (seat cushions and headset systems)
  • Pacific Building Systems, Woodburn (hangars)
  • Graham Aviation (flight training)
  • International Plastic Modelers Society
  • World War II memorabilia (clothing, hardware, Mutt jeep)
  • A variety of aircraft will also fly in for the weekend, including two Oregon National Guard Blackhawks, a Cessna Citation jet, Piper Mirage turbo prop, N3N Navy trainer, Stearman Army trainer, and several homebuilt planes.
  • Miles' de Havilland Heron is being rebuilt and on display in his hangar.

    Tent camping is available on the field around the airport for visiting pilots.

    Assorted aircraft are expected to fly in as this year's event is being held concurrent to the Oregon Pilots Association's 2007 State Convention. See their website for more details on these activities. Tent camping is available on the field around the airport for visiting pilots.


    Flour Bombing and Spot Landing Contest

    Saturday & Sunday
    Official rules


    Pilots gather and sign in, 07:00 AM in vicinity of target area. Flights will start by 7:30 AM. Target will be located between runway and taxiway, abeam of windsock. All flights completed by 09:30 AM. Prizes awarded at termination of flights. Entry fee will be $5.00 per plane, for three bombs. "N" number to be marked on each bomb. After expenses, all fees are part of "Prize Kitty".

    Bomb dropping procedure: Bomb run will be in direction of traffic pattern of the day. Altitude will be 200 feet AGL, less than 150 feet will disqualify. Bombing pattern is Pilots choice, one, two, or three runs. (Attempting to bomb observer or windsock will disqualify. Attempting to take out target with landing gear also disqualifies).

    After "bombs away", complete traffic circuit for spot landing at white line. White line will be approximately mid field. (1500 feet remaining, "Citation" should not enter contest) Attempt to land on or after white line with main gear. Landing before white line disqualifies. No floating after touchdown. No second circuits, one attempt only.

    Prizes will be awarded thus: Three closest bomb drops will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Three nearest touchdowns will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

    1st prize will be 25% of Kitty, (2 firsts equal 50%) . Second prize will be 15% of Kitty, (2 seconds equals 30%). Third prize will be 10% of Kitty, (2 thirds equals 20%) Total prizes equals 100% of Kitty. Easy to do with a pocket calculator.

    In event of ties, (too close for Observer / Judges to measure) split prize may be declared, in any event, Observer / Judges decision will be final. In event of final decision challenged, fisticuffs will be last resort. (Betting booth will be open)

    Thanks to Albany Parks and Recreation for information for this local events listing.


  • Oregon Pilot Association Convention: Saturday, August 25th, Albany Airport, Albany, Oregon. This will feature keynote speaker Ron Wanttaja, a pilot and well known aviation speaker and author. Also speaking will be Congressman Peter DeFazio.

    Oregon State Fair: Friday, August 24th - Monday, September 3rd, Oregon State Fair and Expo Center, Salem, Oregon. Major Entertainment includes: Heart (Friday, 8/24), The All-American Rejects (Monday, August 27th), Joe Nichols (Tuesday, August 28th), John Kay & Steppenwolf (Wednesday, Aug 29 - 7:30 PM, L.B. Day outdoor Amphitheatre, FREE), Josh Turner and Keith Anderson (Friday, August 31st), Daughtry (Saturday, September 1), and Craig Morgan (Sunday, September 2).

    Willhight Programming and Web Services

    Casco Classic Golf Charity Event: Saturday, August 25th, Mallard Creek Golf Club. The 7th Annual Casco Classic powered by PEAK Internet is Saturday, August 25th, 2007 at Mallard Creek Golf Club. Great golf, catered lunch, fantastic prizes, and a day of raising money for charity. Player spots and sponsorship opportunities are still available!

    The Casco Classic supports charities from around the Willamette Valley including: The Linn-Benton County Food Share, The Lincoln County Food Share, and the Mario Pastega House. Last year the event raised over $5500 for these charitable causes.

    Sponsors are a big part of our fundraising efforts that keep these charities going each year. We are offering many ways to participate and contribute to this most worthwhile event.

    Contact Michael Laport at info@cascoclassic.com or 541.738.4968 to learn more about our remaining opportunities

    Tournament hosted by PEAK Internet, a subsidiary of Casco Communications, Pioneer Telephone Cooperative and Consumers Power Inc.


    Third Annual
    Weyerhaeuser
    Willamette River
    Festival

    Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19

    Historic Downtown Albany
    Willamette River & Monteith River Park
    Willamette Riverfest 2007
    This year's event will be August 17th - August 19th, 2007. More than 50 teams from around the U.S. will compete against each other and local teams for more than $15,000 in Cash & Prizes! Our goal is to raise the prize pool to $25,000 which would make it the largest in the state!

    Main Stage Events Schedule
    Friday August 17th

  • 2:00pm Deadwood Revival
  • 4:00pm Bush Pilots
  • 6:00pm Naysayers
  • 8:00pm Etouffee
  • Saturday August 18th

  • 2:00pm Rock On
  • 4:00pm Joe Shinkle & 99 West
  • 6:00pm Ben Rice Blues Band
  • 8:00pm Patrick Lamb
  • Sunday August 19th

  • Molly Bloom

  • Event Schedule and Locations
    (See above for main stage entertainment)
    Friday August 17th

  • 10:00-5:00 Sidewalk sales at downtown antique specialty stores
  • 2:00 WEYERHAEUSER WILLAMETTE RIVER FESTIVAL OPENS
  • 2:00 Pizza Hut River Bend Market opens Visit vendors, shop 'til you drop and partake in all the free fun too!
  • 2:00-Dusk Live Entertainment on the SELCO/BI-MART
  • 3:00-6:00 Pork Butt Bowling opens
  • 3:00-6:00 Wyatt's Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest Booth Opens
  • 3:00-9:00 Riverfest Trolley runs
  • 4:00-11:00 Budweiser Beer Garden opens
  • 5:00 -9:00 Ray's Food Place / KSHO VIP Hospitality Dusk Movies by Moonlight-The Big Trees, a great action adventure, sponsored by Pix Theater and Albany Downtown Association
  • 11:00pm Festival Closes

    Saturday August 18th

  • 9:00am-11:00 Ray's Food Place / KSHO VIP Hospitality open
  • 10:00 Pizza Hut River Bend Market opens Visit vendors, shop 'til you drop and partake in all the free fun too!
  • 10am-11:00pm Riverfest Trolley runs
  • 10:00 Cycle Sports Extreme Jet Ski Exhibition (follow marked path behind SELCO/Bi-Mart Stage)
  • 11:00 Budweiser Beer Garden opens,
  • 11:00 Linn Benton Tractor Kids' Backyard BBQ (cooks' meeting) Bi-Mart / KGAL Backyard BBQ (cooks' meeting)
  • 11:00 Pork Butt Bowling Opens
  • 11:00 Wyatt's Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest booth opens
  • 11:30 Cycle Sports Extreme Jet Ski Meet & Greet @ Cycle Sports' Booth
  • 12:00 Judges meeting for Linn Benton Tractor Kids' Backyard BBQ Judges meeting for Bi-Mart / KGAL Backyard BBQ
  • 12:00 Linn Benton Tractor Kids' Backyard Bi-Mart / KGAL Backyard BBQ
  • 12:30 Cycle Sports Extreme Jet Ski Exhibition (follow marked path behind SELCO/Bi-Mart Stage)
  • 1:00-2:30 Smokehouse Café Rib Eating Contest Shari's Pie Eating Contest
  • 2:00 Cycle Sports Extreme Jet Ski Meet & Greet @ Cycle Sports' Booth
  • 2:30-Close Live Entertainment on the SELCO/BI-MART Stage presented by 106.3 KLOO FM
  • 3:30 Cycle Sports Extreme Jet Ski Exhibition (follow marked path behind SELCO/Bi-Mart Stage)
  • 5:00 Cycle Sports Extreme Jet Ski Meet & Greet @ Cycle Sports' Booth
  • 6:30 Cycle Sports Extreme Jet Ski Exhibition (follow marked path behind SELCO/Bi-Mart Stage)
  • 8:00 Cycle Sports Extreme Jet Ski Meet & Greet @ Cycle Sports' Booth
  • 9:00-11:00 Patrick Lamb in Concert on SELCO/BI-MART Stage
  • 11:00pm Festival Closes

    Sunday August 19th

  • 10:00 Festival Opens
  • 11:00-2:30 Live Entertainment on the SELCO/BI-MART Stage
  • 10:00 Pizza Hut River Bend Market opens Visit vendors, shop 'til you drop and partake in all the free fun too!
  • 10:00 Cycle Sports Extreme Jet Ski Exhibition
  • 11:30 Cycle Sports Extreme Jet Ski Meet & Greet @ Cycle Sports' Booth 9:00am-5:00 Ray's Food Place / KSHO VIP Hospitality open
  • 10:00-5:00 Riverfest Trolley runs
  • 11:00 Budweiser Beer Garden opens
  • 1:00 Cycle Sports Extreme Jet Ski Exhibition
  • 1:30-3:00 Smokehouse Café Rib Eating Contest Finals (5 contestants) Shari's Pie Eating Contest Finals (5 contestants) Pork Butt Bowling Finals Wyatt's Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest finals
  • 2:30 Cycle Sports Extreme Jet Ski Meet & Greet @ Cycle Sports' Booth
  • 3:00 Ray's Food Place Western States Regional Open BBQ Cook-off Awards Presentation on SELCO/Bi-Mart stage
  • 5:00pm Festival closes for the year


  • Albany is in an exponential growth mode and we feel it is important to find ways to "turn back to the river". This event makes it happen by also featuring local teams competing in the Bi-Mart KGAL Backyard BBQ, the Linn Benton Tractor Kid's Cook-off and Extreme Jet Ski Exhibitions to name some of the fun!

    What better to go with BBQ, brew and water sports than great tunes? We will feature the best in Bands from around the region playing music on the main stage all weekend starting Friday night.

    With BBQ on the grill, beer in the glass, tunes in the air and Extreme Jet Ski Exhibitions on the water, this event will be the largest of its kind in the State of Oregon for the third year in a row! So, come and enjoy world class BBQ, the best Extreme Jet Skiing in the nation and the greatest music around!

  • Ray's Food Place Regional BBQ Cook-off: that are coordinated through the Western BBQ Association, sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Association, and will again have a Governor's Proclamation. This event will be named the Western States Regional Open BBQ Cook-off and should attract 30+ teams this year from six or seven states.

  • Bi-Mart & KGAL Backyard BBQ Cook-off: will feature local BBQ enthusiasts facing off to see who is King of the Coals in the backyard cook-off. Cooking Sauce, Ribs and Chicken is a must in this division. Come and join the competition or just join the fun as your friends and neighbors try to prove who is King of the Coals!

  • Linn Benton Tractor Kid's Cook-off: Come watch as the chefs of tomorrow compete for prizes cooking burgers. Young people of all ages can compete for great prizes and the chance for one lucky winner to collaborate with the chefs at Wyatt's and build their own burger, named after the winner and featured on the Wyatt's menu! Net proceeds from all sales of the winning burgermaster's named burger will be donated to a local children's charity! All participants will receive a ribbon and prizes and the top two (12 and under and 13-18 will be awarded trophies and the first 20 that enter and participate will receive a FREE BBQ from Bi-Mart! Supported by Mom Magazine!

  • Cycle Sports Extreme Jet Ski Exhibitions on the water all weekend, you've never seen anything this extreme in the Willamette River, these are the best of the best! When these superstars are not on the water, they will be available for meet and greets in the BBQ vendor area!

  • The Bi-Mart SELCO Stage will feature an entire weekend of some of the best live music around will be on stage all weekend starting Friday and running through Sunday (see schedule above).

  • Wyatt's Beer garden will offer Brew and Microbrew- some of the local brew from the finest microbrews in the Pacific Northwest and your all time favorites!

  • Ray's Food Place & KSHO VIP Hospitality will feature a resting place in the shade for sponsors, entertainers and volunteers!

  • Izzy's Smoke House Rib Eating Contest: What a fun time! Contestants of ALL ages. Great event for a company challenge, creating an opportunity for them to showcase their "best" for fun and good times.

  • Shari's Pie Eating Contest for Kids: Come and have a BLAST with the whole family! Kid's of all ages will throw it down in a yummy competition. After stuffing themselves with delicious pie, winners will receive trophies and other prizes!

  • Wyatt's Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest. This one will be a hoot...everyone loves watermelon and everyone loves to spit seeds, though it may not be "polite" in most circles, it will be APPLAUDED in this circle because we will have winners in three age categories for distance and accuracy! Trophies will go to the winners!

  • Butt Bowl: Contestants will be given the opportunity to bowl with a frozen pork butt at BBQ sauce bottle pins. Each contestant will be given two throws and scores will be kept as in regular bowling. Those with the highest scores (i.e. two strikes) will be invited back on Sunday for the Honey Bucket Pork Butt Bowl-off.



  • Albany Civic Theater- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Through Saturday, August 18th, 111 First Ave. SW, Albany, Oregon, 97321. By Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart and Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Barbara Osterholm who has been involved with ACT since the 1970s, and has directed such productions as Godspell, Pippin, The Sound of Music and On Golden Pond. A retired school librarian, she lives in Albany.

    "Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!" Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written - the perfect escape from life's troubles. "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave (Pseudolus) struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan (Philia) for his young master (Hero), in exchange for freedom.
    Cast of Characters:
  • Senex - Bill Maier
  • Domina - Jillian Bower
  • Hero - Cameron Graham
  • Philia- Alison Nordyke
  • Hysterium - Cameron McFee
  • Pseudolus - Bill Brown
  • Erronius - Dennis Glidden
  • Miles Gloriosus - Brad Townsend
  • Lycus - Jeremiah Allen
  • The Courtesans: Kaylie Chytraus, Kaitlin Fitzgerald, Brittany Mills, Sierra Hodges, Bekka Hollander
  • The Proteans - Kris Miller, Sarah Roth, Andrew Knoy
  • Movies By Moonlight: The Big Trees: Friday, August 17th. Starring Kirk Douglas and the California Redwoods. We are running this one just a week apart from the previous movie so you can attend Weyerhaeuser's Willamette River Festival.

    Rock Concert featuring: David Samuel Project: Friday, August 17th, 7pm, Venetian Theater, Historic Downtown Albany, OR. Lineup: David Samual Project, Kalyn Rich (David Samuel produced her album, and did all the music and his on his New Destiny Records Label), Justin Bennett and JFK who has opened for Pat Travors, Fog Hat and David Lee Roth. We have the entire concert (all four bands) from the David Samuel Project / New Destiny Records Concert at Albany's Historic Venetian Theater (Friday 8/17/2007) available for download..


    Thursday, August 16th
    River Rhythms
    Monteith Riverpark, Albany, OR
    Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits

    This Final River Rhythms concert for the season begins at 7:00pm at Monteith Riverpark, Albany, Oregon. The concerts are free of charge. For more information see Albany Park and Recreation's River Rhythms Web Page.



    Albany Civic Theater- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Thursday, August 16th-Saturday, August 18th, 111 First Ave. SW, Albany, Oregon, 97321. By Burt Shevelove, Larry Gelbart and Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Barbara Osterholm who has been involved with ACT since the 1970s, and has directed such productions as Godspell, Pippin, The Sound of Music and On Golden Pond. A retired school librarian, she lives in Albany.

    "Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!" Broadway's greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written - the perfect escape from life's troubles. "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum" takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave (Pseudolus) struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan (Philia) for his young master (Hero), in exchange for freedom.
    Cast of Characters:
  • Senex - Bill Maier
  • Domina - Jillian Bower
  • Hero - Cameron Graham
  • Philia- Alison Nordyke
  • Hysterium - Cameron McFee
  • Pseudolus - Bill Brown
  • Erronius - Dennis Glidden
  • Miles Gloriosus - Brad Townsend
  • Lycus - Jeremiah Allen
  • The Courtesans: Kaylie Chytraus, Kaitlin Fitzgerald, Brittany Mills, Sierra Hodges, Bekka Hollander
  • The Proteans - Kris Miller, Sarah Roth, Andrew Knoy
  • Monday, August 13th
    Mondays at Monteith
    Monteith Riverpark, Albany, OR
    The Cheeseburgers

    Good Time Jimmy Buffet music, such as "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and much more good time Rock 'n Roll plus some originals. Hot touring group from Eugene at Monteith for the first time.

    Each concert begins at 7:00pm at Monteith Riverpark, Albany, Oregon and are free of charge. For more information check on this concert series check out our Mondays at Monteith web page.


    Hoop Jam: Friday August 10th - Saturday August 11th, Historic Downtown Albany Oregon. For more information check out the web link or phone the Albany Boys and Girls Club at 926-6666.

    Habitat For Humanity Yard Sale: Saturday, August 11th, 9am - 4pm, Lebanon Methodist Church, 2nd and Airport, Lebanon, OR. For more information: 258-5337 Evenings).

    Movies By Moonlight: The Inspector General: Friday, August 10h. Starring Danny Kaye and Walter Slezak. This is one of Danny Kaye's best musical comedies.

    Built Lebanon Trails Monthly Hike: Saturday, August 11th, 10:00 am - Noon. Walden Pond Project, 1 mile north of Lebanon on Brewster Road.This is a special Dog Hike of 2.5 miles in length. The Dog Obedience Academy is providing Dog Water Bottles and Santiam Pet Grooming is if offering nail trimming and footpad checks. All dogs must be kept on leash. Pet waste bags will be provided. For more information 258-5049.

    Polk County Fair: Thursday, August 8th - Sunday, August 12th, 520 S. Pacific Hwy. West, Rickreall, OR 97371, Office: 503-623-3048, Toll Free: 888-229-6818.

    River Rhythms

    The Fabulous Thunderbirds

    Thursday, August 9th
    Monteith Riverpark, Albany, OR


    Each concert begins at 7:00pm at Monteith Riverpark, Albany, Oregon and are free of charge. For more information see Albany Park and Recreation's River Rhythms Web Page.

    Monday, August 6th
    Mondays at Monteith
    Monteith Riverpark, Albany, OR
    Willamette Master Chorus

    Sixty voice choir performing a variety of serious and lighter music. For more information check on this concert series check out our Mondays at Monteith web page.

    Willhight Programming and Web Services
    Web by: Willhight Programming and Web Services.


    Oregon Festival
    of American Music


    Richard Rodgers
    The Sweetest Sounds

    Wednesday, August 1st -
    Saturday, August 11th

    The Hult Center and The Shedd in Eugene, OR.
    Guest Artists will include:

    Dick Hyman, Ian Whitcomb, Maria Jette, Bucky Pizzarelli, Derek Smith, Doug Miller, James Chirillo, Randy Reinhart, and Chuck Redd.

    TICKETS: Ticket Prices vary depending on concert and venue. Youth high school and younger 50% discount. 15% group discounts for purchases of 8 or more tickets to a single show, 20% discount for purchases of 20 or more. Various OFAM package discounts (15% to 25%) are available through The Shedd Ticket Office (434-7000 or 868 High Street) or the Hult Center Ticket Office (682-5000). Discounts cannot be combined.

    The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts proudly dedicates its 16th annual Oregon Festival of American Music THE SWEETEST SOUNDS (August 1-11, 2007, Eugene, Oregon) to Rodgers' extraordinary career. Retiring Jazz Advisor Dick Hyman, incoming Jazz Advisor Ken Peplowski, Music Director and Conductor James Paul, and a host of guest artists (Maria Jette, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ian Whitcomb, Chuck Redd, Derek Smith, James Chirillo, and Randy Reinhart) offer up 9 wonderful days of concerts, recitals, musicals, films, talks, youth and senior music camps and more. Of special note, this summer's festival features two fully-staged, all-new musicals: Rodger & Hart's 1937 musical comedy masterpiece BABES IN ARMS (recreated in its original 1937 version) and Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1949 great musical drama SOUTH PACIFIC.

    Richard Rodgers' contributions to the musical theatre of his day were extraordinary, and his lasting impact on America's musical fabric has been profound. His career spanned more than six decades and his hits ranged from the bright lights of Broadway, to the silver screens of Hollywood, to London and beyond. He was the recipient of countless awards, including Pulitzers, Tony's, Oscars, Grammy's and Emmys. He wrote more than 900 published songs, and forty Broadway musicals. Babes in Arms, The Boys from Syracuse, Pal Joey, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music have left their mark as among the most popular and important musicals of all time.

    Rodgers' work with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II gave the world songs that are still being performed regularly on the stage, in cabarets, in homes, in schools...indeed, just about everywhere and by everyone. The list of hits and standards is almost unfathomable: "Blue Moon", "My Romance", "Where Or When", "My Funny Valentine", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Falling In Love With Love", "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered", "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'", "People Will Say We're In Love", "You'll Never Walk Alone," "It Might As Well Be Spring", "Some Enchanted Evening", "Getting To Know You", "My Favorite Things" and many many more.
    Wednesday, August 1

    4:00p Talk: Jim Ralph [Shedd Recital]

    7:00p Recital: Jazz Band 1 [Hult Lobby]

    7:30p Opening Gala: Where or When. [Hult Silva]

    Thursday, August 2

    10:00a Film: Hallelujah, I'm A Bum! [Shedd Recital]

    1:00p Talk: TBA [Shedd Recital]

    2:00p Concert: My Favorite Things: Improvising on Richard Rodgers. [Shedd Jaqua]

    4:00p Talk: Max Wilk [Shedd Recital]

    7:30p Concert: Out Of My Dreams: Classic Rodgers [Shedd Jaqua]

    Friday, August 3

    10:00a Film: Love Me Tonight [Shedd Recital]

    2:00p Concert: On Your Toes: Hart vs. Hammerstein [Shedd Jaqua]

    4:00p Talk: John Attig [Shedd Recital]

    7:00p Recital: Song Fest [Hult Lobby]

    7:30p Musical: South Pacific [Hult Silva]

    Saturday, August 4

    10:00a Public Jam: Isn't It Romantic? [Hult Lobby]

    2:00p Concert: My Funny Valentine: Rodgers Jazz Standards [Shedd Jaqua]

    4:00p Talk: Ian Whitcomb [Shedd Recital]

    7:00p Recital: Jazz Band 2 [Hult Lobby]

    7:30p Musical: Babes In Arms [Hult Silva]

    Sunday, August 5

    1:30p Recital: Song & Dance [Hult Lobby]

    2:00p Musical: South Pacific [Hult Silva]

    Tuesday, August 7

    [check www.theshedd.org for possible additions] Wednesday, August 8

    10:00a Film: The King And I [Shedd Recital]

    2:00p Concert: Hallelujah I'm A Bum! Rodgers In Hollywood [Shedd Jaqua]

    4:00p Talk: Ian Whitcomb [Shedd Recital]

    7:00p Recital: Jazz Band 1 [Hult Lobby]

    7:30p Musical: South Pacific [Hult Silva]

    Thursday, August 9

    10:00a Film: Pal Joey [Shedd Recital]

    2:00p Concert: Manhattan: Rodgers' & Hart's New York [Shedd Jaqua]

    4:00p Talk: Max Wilk [Shedd Recital]

    7:00p Recital: Jazz Band 2 [Shedd Courtyard]

    7:30p Concert: Garrick Gaieties & Other Hits of 1925-26 [Shedd Jaqua]

    7:30p Musical: Babes In Arms [Hult Silva]

    Friday, August 10

    10:00a Film: Flower Drum Song [Shedd Recital]

    2:00p Concert: Somewhere For Me: Around The World With Rodgers & Hammerstein [Shedd Jaqua]

    4:00p Talk: Steve Stone [Shedd Recital]

    5:00p Song & Dance Academy Concert: Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered [Shedd Jaqua]

    7:30p Musical: South Pacific [Hult Silva]

    Saturday, August 11

    11:30a Song Fest Camp Concert: Getting To Know You [Shedd Jaqua]

    2:00p Musical: Babes In Arms [Hult Silva]

    5:00p Jazz Academy Concert: Dancing On The Ceiling [Shedd Jaqua]

    7:30p Grand Finale: Something Wonderful: The Greatest Hits [Hult Silva]

    Benton County Fair

    Benton County Fair Picture

    Wednesday, August 1 - Sunday, August 5th
    Benton County Fairgrounds, Corvallis, OR

    Opening Show
    Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7:30pm
    Mark Chesnutt


    Four platinum albums, five gold albums, 14 Number One singles and 23 Top Ten Singles. Billboard Magazine labeled him one of Ten Most-Played Artists of the 1990s.
    News Talk 1580 KGAL


    Thursday, Aug. 2, 7:30pm, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, a Grammy Award winner, brings their 40th anniversary tour to Corvallis.

    Featuring: Jeff Hanna - guitars/vocals, Jimmie Fadden - drums/ harmonica/ vocals, Bob Carpenter - keyboards/ accordion/ vocals and John McEuen - banjo/ fiddle/ guitar/ mandolin.

    The band begins the year by winning a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental for "Earl's Breakdown." The song features Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Jerry Douglas and the late Vassar Clements. The band tours throughout North America in support of the critically acclaimed CD Welcome To Woody Creek, looking ahead to NGDB's 40th anniversary in 2006.


    Grand Funk Railroad and the Benton County Fair and KGAL / KSHO will be there
    Friday, Aug. 3, 7:30pm
    Grand Funk Railroad


    Known for their 1973 gold record, "We're An American Band" and "Some Kind of Wonderful" performs.


    Saturday, Aug. 4
    7:00 pm and 9:00 pm


    Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts


    They are back, a Benton County Fair tradition, Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts performing nostalgic music from 1950's and '60's.
    Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts at the Coast


    Sunday, Aug. 5, 3:00 and 4:30pm, Pepe & The Bottle Blondes closeout the Fair performing Latin rhythms and swing with a twist.
    Arena Entertainment:

    Wednesday Aug. 1 - Tractor Pull
    Thursday Aug 2 - NPRA Rodeo
    Friday Aug 3 - NPRA Rodeo
    Saturday Aug 4 - NPRA Rodeo
    Sunday Aug 5 - Extreme Motorcycle Thrill Show FMX

    This year's Fair will feature new events such as daily hypnotist shows and a petting zoo. Traeger Grills will host a chicken cook-off competition. This year's winner will take home a Traeger Grill and represent Benton County at the Oregon State Fair.


    Oregon Jamboree

    15th Annual Oregon Jamboree

    Friday, August 3rd - Sunday, August 5th

    Sweet Home, Oregon

    The Oregon Jamboree is the Northwest's Premier Country Music and Camping Festival. Located in the foothills of the scenic Cascade Mountains the festival takes place at a seven-acre park-like setting bordered by Sankey Park and the historic Weddle Covered Bridge.

    FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION CALL 541-367-8800 or toll free 888-613-6812 (M-F, 9AM-5PM, Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster at 866-866-4502

    SPECIAL EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICES GOOD THROUGH JUNE 15TH 2007

    General admission 3-day Pass $95
    General admission 1-day Pass $65
    Camping RV or Tent (full weekend) $70

    *CHILDREN'S PRICES AGES 7-12 Child 3-day pass $25, Child 1-day pass $12 Children 6 and under free with adult. (*general admission only)

    Friday, August 3rd, 2007
    Lineups from Past Shows

    2006 Randy Travis, Gretchen Wilson, Charley Pride, Keith Anderson, Ryan Shupe & Rubberband, Josh Turner, Alexis, Jennifer Lynn, Rockie Lynne, John Michael Montgomery, Carrie Underwood, Zach Driscoll, MuchMore Country, The Higgins

    Dierks Bentley
    Dierks Bentley (9:15pm Friday, August 3rd)

    2005 Merle Haggard, SheDaisy, Sawyer Brown, Travis Tritt, Neal McCoy, Lonestar, Miranda Lambert, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Williams & Ree, Hot Apple Pie, Little Big Town, Julie Roberts, Bob Manning & Nashville West, Jonathan Harris.

    2004 Clint Black, Collin Raye, Cledus T. Judd, Lonesome Road, Clay Walker, Neal McCoy, Brian McComas, Blue County, Brian Hanson, Alexis, Brad Paisley, Pat Green, Pam Tillis, McQueen


    2003 Alan Jackson, Joe Nichols, Izak & West, Hank Floyd, Gary Allan, Trick Pony, Ronnie Milsap, The Derailers, Travis LaDoyt, T, Bubba Bechtol, Lonesome Road, Phil Vassar, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Rockin Roadhouse Tour with Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Lawrence, and Joe Diffie

    2002 Montgomery Gentry, Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Clay Walker, Sammy Kershaw, Asleep at the Wheel, Monty Moss & the Broken Record B and, Melody Guy, Sara Evans, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Joe Stoddard, McQueen, Amy Clawson

    2001 Kenny Rogers, Tracy Byrd, Lee Ann Womack, Sons of the Desert, Marty Stuart, Asleep at the Wheel, Suzy Bogguss, Billy Dean, John Berry, Lila McCann, Amy Clawson

    2000 Sawyer Brown, Wynonna, Charlie Daniels, Terri Clark, Dwight Yoakam, Kenny Chesney, Chely Wright, Victor Sanz, John McEuen & Jimmy Ibbotson, Les Richardson

    1999 Reba McEntire, Mark Chesnutt, Toby Keith, Bill Engvall, Hal Ketchum, Rhett Akins, Shane McAnally, Jessica Andrews, Mark Wills, Claudia Church, Alexis, Daveigh Chase

    1997 Tanya Tucker, Williams & Ree, Sawyer Brown, Ricky Van Shelton, Little Texas, Crystal Bernard, T. Graham Brown, Les Richardson, Alexis

    1996 Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Mark Collie, Lydia Miller, Billy Dean, Ty Herndon, Ronna Reeves, Wylie & the Wild West Show, Billy Dean

    1995 Louise Mandrell, Kentucky Headhunters, Dan Seals, Marshall Tucker, Chely Wright, Lee Greenwood, Mark Collie, Marcy Brothers, Steve Kolander, Bailey and the Boys

    1994 Diamond Rio, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Tracy Byrd, Jeff Foxworthy, Williams and Ree, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bellamy Brothers, Lisa Brokop, John Bunzow, The Tractors, Merle Haggard

    Jo Dee Messina
    Jo Dee Messina (6:30pm, Sunday, August 5th)

    1993 Brooks and Dunn, Clint Black, Wynonna, Mark Collie, Junior Brown, Jerry Kilgore, Lee Roy Parnell, Evangeline, Pearl River, The Cactus Brothers, Michael Johnson

    1992 Wynonna Judd, John Anderson, Collin Raye, Williams & Ree, Dennis Robbins, JJ White
    1:30 p.m. Gates Open
    3:00 p.m. The Higgins
    5:00 p.m. Riverbilly
    7:00 p.m. Steve Holy
    9:15 p.m. Dierks Bentley

    Two platinum albums: 2003's "Dierks Bentley" which included the #1 smash hit "What Was I Thinkin', and 2005's chart-topping "Modern Day Drifter" with #1 hits "Come A Little Closer" and "Settle for a Slowdown".

    Winner of 2005 CMA Horizon Award, ACM Top New Artist Award in 2004, and nomination for the 2005 ACM Top Male Vocalist.
     
    Saturday, August 4th, 2007
    10:30 a.m. Gates Open
    Noon: Hal Ketchum

    2:00 p.m. Lorrie Morgan

    She began her career as a chorus performer in stage shows at Grand Ole Opry, Morgan was invited to become a member in 1984, long before she released her platinum-selling debut album Leave the Light On in 1989. Her next two albums "Something in Red" (1991) and "Watch Me" (1992) were also certified platinum and sent Morgan on a dizzying rise to stardom.

    Lorrie Morgan quickly became one of country music's most popular and successful female artists charting over a dozen top ten hits including "Five Minutes," "What Part of No," and "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" which all landed at number one. Recognized as a creative force in music videos, Lorrie charted eight number one videos at CMT. Praise from her peers and fans followed, and Morgan earned nine industry awards including four wins as Female Vocalist of the Year (1994, 1996, 1997, 1998). She made countless appearances on major network television shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Good Morning America, among others.
    4:15 p.m: Bucky Covington
    6:30 p.m. Aaron Tippin
    8:45 p.m. Trisha Yearwood
     
    Sunday, August 5th, 2007
    10:30 a.m. Gates Open
    Noon Dale Watson
    2:00 p.m. The Grascals
    4:15 p.m. Neal McCoy
    6:30 p.m. Jo Dee Messina
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    Jo Dee Messina is an award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist that has given her heart and soul to find success. She's had 8 #1 singles, has been honored by The Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music and The Grammy Awards and was the first female country artist to score three multiple-week #1 songs from the same album.

    JULY 2007

    Thursday, August 2nd
    River Rhythms

    Monteith Riverpark, Albany, OR

    Geno Delafose and French Rockin Boogie

    "Geno Delafose is a standard-bearer for traditional zydeco... and he has proved himself one of the most versatile musicians in South Louisiana." from the Smithsonian/PBS Television documentary River of Song.

    Geno fuses his Creole roots and modern voice through his multi-accordion attack. Germans introduced the accordion to Louisiana, and, ever since, it has been a popular instrument thanks to its distinctive ability to speak above the hum in a crowded room of dancers. Geno plays the single-row and triple-row diatonic button accordions for more traditional "French style" tunes, and changes to piano accordion for pounding out contemporary Zydeco. Piano accordions were adopted for their chromatic versatility and ability to play "blue notes." Up until the 1980s only the most sophisticated players could incorporate them into Zydeco.

    Each concert begins at 7:00pm at Monteith Riverpark, Albany, Oregon and are free of charge.


    Everybody's Dancin' released May 13, 2003 on Times Square Records, is Geno's fourth release. A significant portion of the release is dedicated to reinterpreting Creole standards like "Le Bluerunner" and "He-Haw Breakdown", in the band's modern Zydeco vernacular. Fiddle--player Michael Doucet of BeauSoleil-America's most-popular Cajun group-is featured on three tracks. Geno-who was just awarded Best Zydeco Artist at the 2003 Big Easy Awards in New Orleans-is not afraid to share his recipe for Zydeco with other approaches. Receiving the same progressive musical attention as the Creole standards are the old-fashioned waltzes, two-steps, blues, and soul numbers that decorate the album. The fact that each cut was recorded in one or two takes is further evidence of the band's unyielding proficiency.



    CenturyTel's Concerts in the Park: Ettouffee', Tuesday, July 31th, 6-8pm, Ralston Park, Lebanon, Or.

    Monday, July 30th
    Mondays at Monteith
    Monteith Riverpark, Albany, OR
    The Knox Brothers Gospel Band

    Six brothers performing mostly gospel tunes in the style of the Statler Brothers. Well known locally and nationally with many loyal fans. This is sure to be a fun and inspirational evening of good music. For more information check on this concert series check out our Mondays at Monteith web page.

    Each concert begins at 7:00pm at Monteith Riverpark, Albany, Oregon and are free of charge.

    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon

    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon
    From Albany Democrat Herald 10/1/1947


    Thanks to those who attended the Mennonite Village 60th Anniversary Celebration

    Thanks to ALL who joined us at this past event!.

    Friday July 27th: 5:30pm. Join the fun with a good old-fashioned BBQ with all the trimmings. Music by the Albany Swing Band in the Big Tent at 7:00pm!

    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon

    Saturday, July 28th:

    Live broadcast on 920 KSHO from 11 am to 2pm

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm: Kiddie piller, Snow Cones, Cotton Candy

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm: Bus tours of the Village and different living units

  • Noon: Lunch (Fresh cooked Hamburgers, Variety of Chips, Baked Beans (Secret Recipe), Carrot Sticks, Celery, Watermelon, Apple Crisp, Beverages

  • 1:00 to 4:00 Model A Car Club and the Corvette Club

  • 1:30pm 60 years of Recollections - Main Tent

  • 1:30pm Root Beer Floats

  • Friday, July 27th -
    Sunday, July 29th

    Mennonite Village, Albany, OR.

    Phone: 541-928-7232



    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon

  • 60 Year Celebration Event Pictures

  • "60 Memories" from 60 Years Interviews

  • "60 Memories" Radio Commercials

  • Valley Talk Radio Broadcast Interview Schedule

  • KSHO Live Broadcast Details

  • Information on Mennonite Village
  • Sunday July 29th: 2:30pm 60th Anniversary Community Church Service is followed by a free Ice Cream Social of Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream, Marble Cake with Raspberry filling, Coffee, Punch and Bottled Water. The Drawing for the Grand Prize Quilt is scheduled for 4:15pm in the Main Tent.


    Thanks to all who organized and attendee this historic event.

    Check out
    our special
    Anniversary Web Page


    Albany Quilts Downtown: July 26, 27 and 28, 2007- Downtown Albany. Annual Albany Quilts Downtown Quilt Show. Watch for another raffle quilt to start making its appearance in downtown during the winter of 2007. Keep checking back for a complete list of quilt show activities. Call Karen at the Quilt Loft, 541-928-7242 or Debi at the ADA, 541-928-2469 if you want to be involved.

     Conservatory for Music Education Golf Tournament

    Conservatory for Music Education Golf Tournament

    Golf Club of Oregon- Albany

    Friday, July 27th, 3:00pm Tee Time

    For more information check out the
    CFME Golf Tournament Web Page.

    9 holes of golf, 4-person scramble, barbecue, prizes and auction!

    Sponsors include: At Home Furniture, KGAL/KSHO Radio, Mark Thomas Motors, Mid-Valley Gems & Jewelry, and Art Plus Signs & Designs.


    Movies By Moonlight: This Island Earth: Friday, July 27th. Starring Rex Reason and Faith Domergue, a sci-fi classic actually considered the best of the 1950's sci-fi genre. You don't want to miss the Metaluna Mutant!

    Thursday, July 26th
    River Rhythms
    Monteith Riverpark, Albany, OR
    Curtis Salgado


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    For more information see Albany Park and Recreation's River Rhythms Web Page.


    CenturyTel's Concerts in the Park: Lloyd Jones Struggle, Tuesday, July 24th, 6-8pm, Ralston Park, Lebanon, Or.

    Monday, July 23rd
    Mondays at Monteith
    Monteith Riverpark, Albany, OR
    The Shanghai Woolies

    Mixing and matching from pop, blues and jazz with choices ranging from W.C. Handy to Raymond Scott, this sizzling six-piece Portland band plus female vocalist offer up a delicious refined sound. Delightful! And Wow! What a voice. Leader Gavin Bondy who was recently the Featured soloist with the Corvallis Youth Symphony in Corvallis. For more information check on this concert series check out our Mondays at Monteith web page.

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    Each concert begins at 7:00pm at Monteith Riverpark, Albany, Oregon and are free of charge.
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    Linn County Fair

    Thursday, July 19th through Sunday, July 22, 2007

    Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, Oregon

    Join KSHO and KGAL Staff for Opening Day Bingo starting at 11:00am in the Willamette Event Center

    Admission Free! Thanks to Linn Co Federal Credit Union.


    Thursday, July 19
  • 11 am Antique Tractor Show
  • 11am Senior Bingo
  • 2 pm Senior Ice Cream Social (note that the Fairer Sax performance has been cancelled by Fair organizers)
  • 12 pm, 2:30pm , 6 pm Jest in Time Circus of Fools
  • 1 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm Rhinestone Ropers
  • 3:30 pm, Arthur Atsma, magician
  • 7 pm The Touchables, Main Stage
  • 8:30pm Eddie Money, Main Stage

    Eddie Money
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    Friday, July 20th
  • 11 am Fair Opens
  • 11 am Antique Tractor Show
  • 11:30 am, 3 pm, 6pm Rhinestone Ropers
  • 12 pm, 2 pm. 4 pm, 7 pm Arthur Atsma
  • 12:30 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm Jest in Time
  • 12 pm 4-H/FFA Dairy Showmanship, then milk Chug-A-Lug
  • 6:30 pm Bull Bash
  • 8:30pm Phil Vassar @ Main Stage.

    Saturday, July 21st
  • 11 am Fair Opens
  • 11 am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 7 pm Arthur Atsma
  • 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 6 pm Jest in Time
  • 1 pm Classic Car Show
  • 3:30 pm Auction Buyers BBQ
  • 5:00 pm Market Livestock Auction
  • 6 pm Wild & Wooly featuring Wild Horse Race, Barrel racing, Mutton Bustin' and Mini Bulls
  • 8:30pm Josh Gracin

    One of the highlights of "American Idol 2" was the success of this young Marine, a dyed-in-the-wool country singer whose electrifying performances won him hearts and votes across the country. Hits include "I Want to Live", "Nothin' to Lose" and "Brass Bed."
    Sunday, July 22nd
  • 11 am Fair Opens
  • 11 am Colgate Country Showdown
  • 11 am, 1 pm, 4:30 pm Jest in Time
  • 11 am, 2 pm Rhinestone Ropers
  • 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm Arthur Atsma
  • 1 pm Open Class Beef
  • 2 pm, 3 pm Quest for the Ultimate Knight
  • 3:30 pm 4-H Awards Ceremony
  • 3:30 pm Grupo AntiFaz Concert
  • 6 pm Fair Closes
  • HOURS:

  • Thursday: 11am - 11pm

  • Friday: 11am - 11pm

  • Saturday: 11am - 11pm

  • Sunday: 11am - 6pm


    Official Linn County Fair Website


    It's Two Tickets to Paradise in Albany with Eddie Money, opening day of the Linn County Fair on the Main Stage. This straight up rock and roll icon has been making music and delivering it to his fans since the mid 70's, and wouldn't have it any other way. With hits like "Two Tickets To Paradise", "Baby Hold On", "Walk On Water", "Think I'm In Love" and "Shakin", Eddie continues to be one of the hardest working men in rock and roll.


    ADMISSION

  • $7 Adult (Ages 12+)

  • $5 Seniors (Ages 60+)

  • $5 Children (Ages 6-11)

  • Kids Free (Ages 5 and under)

    SEASON PASSES

  • $19 Adult (Ages 12+)

  • $13 Seniors (Ages 60+)

  • $13 Children (Ages 6-11)

  • $6 Season Parking Pass

    PARKING

  • $2 per vehicle

    CARNIVAL

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  • Corvallis da Vinci Days: Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 22, Corvallis Oregon

    Jefferson Mint Festival: Friday, July 20 - Saturday July 21, Jefferson, Oregon

    Lebanon Art in the Park

    A show and sale of fine artisans of the Willamette Valley & NW. This show is a benefit for Lebanon Area Habitat for Humanity. Demos, info, live music, cultural dances, Historic fun walk & more!
    Art in the Park

    Saturday, July 21st, 10am - 6pm, Ralston Park.

    Booth space available: 541-258-5337


    Proudly sponsored by Linn County Cultural Coalition, City of Lebanon, Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce

    CenturyTel's Concerts in the Park: The Bush Pilots, Tuesday, July 17th, 6-8pm, Ralston Park, Lebanon, Or.

    Monday, July 16th
    Mondays at Monteith
    Monteith Riverpark, Albany, OR
    Puttin' on the Bitz

    Cabaret & Broadway Revue. A wildly entertaining variety show featuring hits from Broadway musicals and a few very pleasant surprises. Founding Member and Director Brad Townsend from OSU has put together some of the finest singers and musicians in the area.
    Each concert begins at 7:00pm at Monteith Riverpark, Albany, Oregon and are free of charge. For more information check on this concert series check out our Mondays at Monteith web page.


    Crazy Daze: Friday, July 13 - Saturday July 14th, 2007, Downtown Albany. for our annual Crazy Daze event. Besides the usual sidewalk sales we will once again hold a two-day flea market. For more information on becoming a flea market vendor contact the ADA office at 541-928-2469.

    Movies By Moonlight: Murder on the Orient Express: Friday, July 13th. Starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot. He is joined by Lauren Bacall, Anthony Perkins, Sean Connery, Vanessa Regrave, Michael York, Ingrid Bergman and many more stars in one of agatha Christie's best whodunits. Movies will begin at dusk in the parking lot behind Wyatt's Eatery, just off 1st Ave. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a great series of classic movies with your family. The movies are free and there will be popcorn and soda for sale to help raise funds for the series

    D.A.R.E. to Cruise Car Show: July 14, 2007, Downtown Albany. The D.A.R.E. to Cruise Car Show is back to downtown in conjunction with Crazy Days. Join us in the area around Two Rivers Market for a great car show to raise money for the Albany Police Department's D.A.R.E. program to fight the problem of child substance abuse. More details will be added so keep checking back. For information call Doug Mitchell at 541-928-0265.


    Sportsman's Holiday and Logger Rodeo: Thursday, July 5 - Sunday, July 8.

    Thursday - July 5

  • 5:30pm Queen's Coronation "Dinner" Elks Lodge
  • 7:00pm Queen's Coronation "Program" Elks Lodge
  • The Public is invited to enjoy a great dinner at the Elks and remain to see who will be crowned "2006 Sportsman's Holdiay Queen"

    Friday - July 6

  • 8:00am - Dark - Annual Yard Sale - East Linn Museum
  • Lunch - East Li8nn Academy BBQ - Thriftway Parking Lot

    Saturday - July 7

  • 7:00am- Buckaroo Breakfast - Elks Lodge
  • 9:00-4:00pm - Annual Yard Sale - East Linn Museum
  • 9:00am - Singing Christmas Tree Bazaar - SH High School
  • 9:00am- Clown Contest - Mollie's Bakery Parking Lot
  • 10am - 1pm - Kiddie Karnival - Mollie's Bakery Parking Lot
  • 10:00pm - Grand Parade - Downtown Sweet Home
  • Lunch - East Linn Academy BBQ - Thriftway Parking Lot
  • 1:00pm - Working Logger's Olympics - Outdoor Events Center - 4001 Long St. (For more information contact Milt Moran at (541) 367-2111)
  • DUSK - FIREWORKS Foster Lake

    Sunday - July 8

  • 8:00am - Buckaroo Breakfast - Elks Lodge


    Sweet Home Rodeo: Thursday, July 5 - Sunday, July 8

    Friday - July 13

  • 9:00am - Rodeo Playday
  • 5:00pm - Rodeo Gates Open
  • 7:00pm - NPRA Sanctioned Rodeo
  • 9:30pm - Rodeo Dance

    Saturday - July 14

  • 9:00am - Novice Barrel Racing
  • 5:00pm - Rodeo Gates Open
  • 7:00pm NPRA Sanctioned Rodeo
  • 9:30pm - Rodeo Dance

    Sunday - July 15

  • 7:30am NPRA Slack
  • 10:00am - Cowboy Church Service
  • 2:00pm - NPRA Sanctioned Rodeo

    Thursday, July 12th
    River Rhythms
    Monteith Riverpark, Albany, OR
    The Coats

    One of our all time favorites they first appeared on "the river" on a Mondays at Monteith Concert.

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    CenturyTel's Concerts in the Park: Albany Swing Band, Tuesday, July 10th, 6-8pm, Ralston Park, Lebanon, Or.

    Monday, July 9th
    Mondays at Monteith
    Monteith Riverpark, Albany, OR
    The Willamette Valley Concert Band

    The Willamette Valley Concert Band (Formerly Linn Benton Concert Band) will perform under the direction of Dr. Richard Sorenson. This 50 piece community band will play everything from rousing marches to Broadway musicals to classical masterpieces. Band music is made to order for a concert in the park and this is sure to be a stimulating beginning to the Monday concert season.



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    Each concert begins at 7:00pm at Monteith Riverpark, Albany, Oregon and are free of charge. For more information check on this concert series check out our Mondays at Monteith web page.

    Philomath Classic Car Show

    Philomath Classic Car Show: Saturday, July 7, 10am-2pm. Philomath City Park, Applegate and 23rd Street.

    Registration: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Show 'n Shine: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Judging: 10:00 a.m. - 12:01 p.m.
    50/50 Drawing: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Awards Presentation: Start at 2:00 p.m.

    Thursday, July 5th
    River Rhythms
    Monteith Riverpark, Albany, OR
    Pat Green

    Pat Green commands a position in the music world uniquely his own. He sells out stadiums like the Houston Astrodome and Dallas' Smirnoff Center, yet he also gets the opportunity to tour with major artists like Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and the Dave Matthews Band.

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    Each concert begins at 7:00pm at Monteith Riverpark, Albany, Oregon and are free of charge. For more information see Albany Park and Recreation's River Rhythms Web Page.

    Corvallis Red White & Blues Festival: Tuesday, July 3 - Wednesday, July 4, Riverfront, Downtown Corvallis, Oregon

    Free for all ages. Entertainment Lineup:
    Tuesday, July 3rd
    5 - 7pm: Mad Dogs and No Englishman (Joe Cocker Tribute)
    8 - 10:30pm: Johnny Dark and the Wondertones

    Wednesday, July 4th
    11am - 1pm: Gumbo
    2 - 3:30pm: Mary Flowers
    4:30 - 6:30pm: El Kabong
    7:30 - 9:30pm: Ben Rice and the Youthful Blues
    9:30: Fireworks Show


    Weyerhaeuser Star Spangled Celebration

    Let Freedom Ring!

    Fireworks Cheadle Lake, Lebanon, Oregon. Fireworks Cheadle Lake, Lebanon, Oregon. Fireworks Cheadle Lake, Lebanon, Oregon. Fireworks Cheadle Lake, Lebanon, Oregon.
    Fireworks: 4 Frames from the "Grand Finale" at the Star Spangled Celebration in Lebanon Oregon on 7/4/2007.

    Video of final 45 seconds of fireworks Grand Finale!

    Weyerhaeuser's Star-Spangled Celebration

    Wednesday, July 4th,2007
    2 pm to 11 pm
    Cheadle Lake Park, Lebanon

    8:00 am Tournament of Stars Paintball Tournament begins

    8:00 am - Noon Exhibitor / Concessions setup

    Cost: $8.00 per carload for event/parking

    2:00 pm Event opens to public

    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Dog Agility Shows by the Dog Obedience Academy

    Agility is one of the fastest growing sports for dogs. It is a timed obstacle course that is made up of jumps, tunnels, a dog walk, A frame, teeter and table. If competing, the dog that runs the course fastest with the least faults will earn a qualifying run or "leg" in that run.

    Lebanon New Car Dealers Main Stage Schedule

  • 12:00n to 3:30 pm Adult Karaoke Prelims
  • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Karaoke Finals
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Community Praise Service
  • 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Patriotic Pops Concert by the Willamette Concert Band

    "Fire In the Sky" Fireworks Show

  • 10:00pm - 10:30pm

    Presented by: Heritage NW Real Estate & Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse

  • 11:00pm Event Closes

    Showcase State

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Kids Karaoke Prelims
  • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Patricia Feltman Singers
  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Open Karaoke

    Performers Corner

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Ancient Ways Ensemble
  • 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Gypsy Circle Belly Dancers
  • 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Taylor Renee

    Entertainers Corner

  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Old Time Country Players
  • 5:00 pm - 5:20 pm Magic Show
  • 6:30 pm - 6:50 pm Juggling Show
  • 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Fire Show
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    Our local events listings brought to you in part by the Dog Obedience Academy in Lebanon, Oregon.


    Rob Drake/Aloha Studio

    Live broadcast during the 2005 celebration

    {left} Alexis with KGAL/KSHO Host Jim Willhight {center} and Carla Claason {right}.



    This event information brought to you by the Dog Obedience Academy which will be doing Dog Agility Shows from 2 to 6 pm.

    Grounds Events

  • Bounce for Fun Games- All Day
  • Paint Ball Tournament- Noon-6pm
  • Boys and Girls Club Games- 4:00-7:00pm
  • David the Juggler
  • Hart the Magician- 4:00-7:00pm
  • Son Lit Clowns- 2:00-6:00pm
  • Cariactures
  • Miniature Golf- All Day
  • Robotics Demos- All Day
  • Climbing Wall from Bounce for Fun- All Day
  • Bungee Drop from Bounce for Fun- All Day
  • Food Vendors - All Day
  • Vintage Chevrolet Car Show- All Day
  • Dog Obedience/Agility Show- 2 - 6pm
  • BLT Walk- intervals
  • Karaoke Contest- 12:00-5:00pm
  • Gypsy Circle Belly Dancers- 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mitch's Music Box Revue- 3:00-7:00pm
  • Weldon Express Railroad- All Day
  • CenturyTel's Concerts in the Park: JT and the Tourists, Tuesday, July 3rd, 6-8pm, Ralston Park, Lebanon, Or.


    JUNE 2007

    2007 Summer Safety Camp: Monday June 25- Thursday June 28th, South Albany High School Cafeteria, 3507 Columbus St. Se. Albany, 541-917-7734

    Albany Chamber Membership Forum Luncheon: Wednesday, June 27th, 11:30am, Lum Yuen Restaurant 1236 Price Road SE, Albany.

    Teen Night-Albany Community Pool: Wednesday, June 27th, 8-11pm, Albany Community Pool, 3685 Columbus St SE, Albany, 541-967-4521

    Santiam Wagon Road Hike, 7 mile Horse Camp to Mountain House: Friday, June 29th, 8am - 5pm, Sweet Home Ranger District, Sweet Home, 541-367-3546

    Movies By Moonlight: "The Greatest Show on Earth" Friday, June 29, 2007, Downtown Albany. Starring Charleton Heston and The Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey Circus. This is the 5th annual season of Movies by Moonlight. Movies will begin at dusk in the parking lot behind Wyatt's Eatery, just off 1st Ave. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a great series of classic movies with your family. The movies are free and there will be popcorn and soda for sale to help raise funds for the series.
    Albany Downtown Association

    Reviving Biodiversity in Corvallis: Friday, June 29th @ 7pm, Westminster House at 101 NW 23rd St (at Monroe), Corvallis. Film, music, discussion and food, it's free and open to the public. This months live music by EarthWalkers and Raging Grannies. For more information: 541-752-3998 or Virginia Village Productions web site.

    Lions Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, June 30 - Wednesday, July 4th. 6am start. Eleanor Hackleman Park, 654 Pine St SE, Albany

    10th Annual World Beat Festival: Saturday, June 30 - Sunday, July 1st., Riverfront Park, Salem, OR. With its two-day program of international music, dance, food, hands-on crafts and folklore, World Beat offers a chance to travel the world without leaving the Northwest. Three processions and more than 125 performances, demonstrations and workshops take place throughout the weekend. In addition to cultural exhibits, food, clothing and gift items, each of the festival's five World Villages includes a children's area with free, hands-on cultural crafts. The World Beat Dragon Boat races are held on Sunday as the first race in the DragonSports USA Northwest Circuit Challenge.

  • performance of SamulNori from Gimhae, Korea
  • Saturday Evening Fireworks
  • Youth Cultural Performance Showcase throughout the weekend
  • New Books Across Borders Story Tent & Book Sale
  • New Middle Eastern Cultural Center
  • Traditional Norwegian Wedding Ceremony
  • Headliners Portland Taiko and SambaDa



    Northwest Buckskin's Western National Horse Show: Tuesday, June 19 - Sunday June 24. We, Th, Fr, Sa & Su 8am, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 360-263-1752, free

    Welsh Pony Society Horse Show: Wednesday, June 20th - Sunday, June 24th, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 503-263-8011, free

    Albany Civic Theater: Going to See the Elephant: Friday June 22 - Sunday June 24th (Matinee 2:30), Thursday June 28-Saturday, June 30th, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave West, Albany. 541-924-9128. Tickets $10.00, $7.00 Under 18 and over 60. All shows at 8:00pm except for Sunday June 24th Matinee at 2:30.

    Oregon Equestrian Trials Poker Ride: Sunday, June 24th, 9am, Ninth Street and Heritage Hills Road, Philomath. Annual fundraiser for the Mid Valley Chapter of the Oregon Equestrian Trials, a volunteer organization that works with State and Federal officials to build and maintain multi-use trails and horse camps. More information: Paula Connaghan, 259-1726.

    Linn County Pioneer Picnic

    Saturday June 15th (1pm-11pm)
    Sunday, June 16th (7am-5pm)
    Pioneer Park
    Park Avenue, Brownsville. 466-5656

    Friday - June 15th
    All Day Sign-up: Talent Show- Info Booth
    8 - 10am Deliver flower show entries Log Cabin
    9 - 4pm Pioneer Picture Gallery Open Picture Gallery
    Noon Kiddie Parade Assemble/Judging Old Baptist Church
    12 - 6pm Quilt and Fiber Arts Show- Community Arts Bldg
    1pm Kiddie Parade -Main Street
    1 - 4pm Mid-Willamette Valley Tatters
    1 - 7pm Flower Show- Log Cabin
    1 - 7pm Flea Market- Rec Center
    2pm Spelling Bee-. Stage
    3:30pm Penny Scramble - Family Games Area
    6pm Cascade Performing Arts-. Stage
    6pm Youth Baseball Game -. Baseball Diamond
    8pm Queen's Coronation & Prize Drawing- Stage
    After Coronation Bingo by Sharing Hands- Pavilion

    Saturday - June 16th
    6 - 9am Wagon Train Breakfast - Pavilion
    8am Parade Entrants Assemble - South of Hwy 228
    7am Sign-up: Taking Steps to Find A Cure- Stage
    8am Taking Steps to Find a Cure (3K Walk ) - Through the Park
    8:30 & 1 Coach Pitch Tournament- Baseball Diamond
    9am Parade Judging - South of Hwy 228
    9 - 5pm Picture Gallery Open -. Picture Gallery
    9 - 5pm Flea Market -. Rec Center
    10am Grand Parade -. Through Town
    11 - 4pm NW Pioneer Displays - The Prairie
    11 - 5pm Brownsville Art Association Art Show
    11 - 5pm Horseshoe Tournament - Horseshoe Pits
    11:30am Sign-up: Horseman's Playday Horse Arena
    12:30pm Twilo Scofield (Local Author)- Stage
    12 - 6pm Quilt and Fiber Arts Show-Community Arts Bldg
    1 - 4pm Oregon Trail Lacemakers (demonstrations) The Prairie
    1 - 5pm Horse Playday- Horse Arena
    1 - 7pm Flower Show- Log Cabin
    2pm Pie Eating Contest -. Stage
    3 & 6pm Youth Baseball Games -. Baseball Diamond
    3pm Kid's Talent Show -. Stage
    6pm Riders of the Western Range Stage
    7pm Talent Show - Stage
    8:30-11:30pm Queen's Ball by live band "Latago" Dance Hall

    Sunday - June 17th
    7 - 10am Wagon Train Breakfast- Pavilion
    9 - 3pm Flea Market - Rec Center
    10am Church Service -. Stage
    10 - 3pm Flower Show - Log Cabin
    10 - 4pm Miniature Horse Show - Horse Arena
    10 - 5pm Horseshoe Tournament-. Horseshoe Pits
    11 - 4pm NW Pioneer Displays -. The Prairie
    11- 3pm Quilt and Fiber Arts Show - Community Arts Bldg
    12 - 3pm Hardanger and other lacemaking - The Prairie
    12:30pm Penny Scramble- Family Games Area
    1pm Family Games/ Races -. Family Games Area
    1pm Linn County Loggers' Jamboree- Logging Arena
    1 - 4pm Picture Gallery Open - Picture Gallery

    1 - 4pm Linn County Pioneer Picnic Square Dance - Pioneer Park Dance Hall, Park Avenue. Casual Dress. Free! Everyone Welcome. Your Caller will be Jim Voll, the Cuer: Joyce Voll. For more information call Marie: 466-5536.

    3pm Pick-up Flower entries/ribbons/prizes - Log Cabin

    All three days:
    Activity Booths, Arts & Craft Booths, Food Booths, Chicken BBQ, On Stage Entertainment, Trail of Trivia.

    For More Information Call 541-466-3448 ask for Leisa.

    Free Fishing Derby at Foster Lake: Saturday, June 9th, Foster Lake Dam, Hwy 20, Sweet Home, 541-367-3492

    Strawberry Century Bike Tour

    15th Annual Strawberry Century Bike Tour: Saturday, June 9th, 7am to 4pm, Lebanon High School Start, 541-738-8600. Join your friends and friends-to-be on the 2007 Strawberry Century tour. Hop on your bike in beautiful June weather and enjoy rolling to moderately hilly landscapes, historic towns, and scenic views of the Cascades and Willamette Valley.

    Your ride will take you on little-traveled back roads of Linn County along the Santiam and Calapooia rivers. There is great food at two full sag stops culminating with a fresh strawberry dessert at the finish! Several other water and snack stops are along the routes also. Then there are the people who make it all happen

    - a warm, friendly, and helpful group who direct you at important points, serve you food, and help out in an emergency.

    A Great Summer Starter

    This early summer century samples some of the best in Linn County - scenery, clean air, low traffic roads, copious food, and terrific people. There's a route and a challenge for everyone with lengths of 53, 72 and 101 miles. New This Year- Try Our Family (13mi) route.

    The course is marked, riders receive maps, and pointers help at some intersections. All cyclists leave from LUHS and cross the Santiam River.

    Only the 101 mile riders continue North along a newly designed, scenic and challenging loop that extends nearly to Scio and crosses Larwood covered bridge. There is a hearty snack stop waiting for them at Roaring River park nearby. They rejoin the other riders at Waterloo.


    98th Annual Lebanon Strawberry Festival


    Thanks to the Tens of Thousands Who Joined us at this Years Strawberry Festival

    Parade Winners and more
    KGAL and KSHO at the 2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Grand Parade
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    KGAL and KSHO at the 2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Grand Parade

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    KGAL/KSHO pulling the Lebanon High School Football and Cheer Team Float.

    Weldon Greig and Radio Ray from the 1580 KGAL Morning Update from the 2006 Strawberry Festival Parade
    Weldon Greig and Radio Ray, Grand Parade 2006

    From FellowsGardens.Com, KGAL Picture Contest

    Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen KaLynn Alley
    2007 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Queen KaLynn Alley

    Thursday May 31st - Sunday, June 3rd, Lebanon, Oregon

    Strawberried Treasure is this year's theme for the 98th annual festival.

    Awards Strawberry Festival Grand Parade

    Grand Sweepstakes - Sweet Home Rodeo Royalty
    Queen's Choice - Venture Crew 308
    Mayor's Choice - David Hermans
    Chairperson's Choice - Cub Scout Pack 350
    Sweepstakes - Lebanon Rehab & Specialty Care
    Floats: Non-Profit and Civic Organizations
    1st - Pirates of the Cub-Berry-an Pack 350
    2nd - Willamette Manor
    3rd - East Linn Christian Academy

    Floats: Church & Fraternal
    1st - Lebanon Christian Center Youth group
    2nd - IOOF and Rebekahs
    3rd - Lebanon Church of the Nazarene

    Floats: Large Commercial & Industrial Floats
    1st - Lebanon Rehab & Specialty Care
    2nd - Wal-Mart
    3rd - Albany Democrat-Herald and Lebanon Express

    Floats: Small Commercial
    1st - Poor Richards Florist
    2nd - ENTEK
    3rd - Boy's & Girls Club of Lebanon

    Floats: Non-Commercial
    1st - The Black Berry
    2nd - Linn County Democrats
    3rd - Red Hatters of Lebanon

    Floats: Courts
    1st - Strawberry Festival Court
    2nd - Linn County Pioneer Picnic Court
    3rd - Jefferson Mint Festival Court

    Antique Automobile 1949 and older
    1st - Edmund Murray (1929 Model A Ford)
    2nd - David Hermans (1922 Touring Car)
    3rd - Robert Parrott (1942 Chevy 4x4 1/2 ton cargo carrier)
    3rd - Raymond Kinzer (1931 Model A Ford Deluxe Roadster)

    Classic Automobile 1950 and newer
    1st - 1959 Borgward Isabella Coupe
    2nd - Johnny Clark (1969 Olds)
    3rd - The Black Pearl (1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible)

    Car Clubs
    1st - Willamette Valley PT Cruisers
    2nd - Rollin Oldies
    3rd - Northwest Truck Pullers

    Miscellaneous
    1st - Morgan Gregory 1949 Cockshutt Tractor
    2nd - Great Oregon Pumpkin Patch
    3rd - Weldon Express Railroad

    Marching Groups
    1st - LHS Explosion Dance Team
    2nd - LHS Varsity Cheerleaders

    Horses: Category 1
    1st - Sweet Home Rodeo Royalty
    2nd - Cottage Grove Queen's Court
    3rd - Benton County Fair & Rodeo Queen

    Horses: Category 2
    1st - Piratesess of the Strawberries
    2nd - Pirate Cousins on their Seahorses
    3rd - Christina Cash & Topeka Davern

    Horses: Category 3
    1st - Philomath Frolic & Rodeo Queen Jessica
    2nd - Lebanon FFA
    3rd - The Prosberryers

    Horses: Category 4
    1st - (Name not available)
    2nd - Misfits on Horseback
    3rd - Willamette Valley Mini Horse Club
    2007 Junior Parade results

    Sweepstakes Trophy
    The Blackberry: Jaxyn, Katrina, Lucy, Stephanie, Trystin, Ashley, Melanie, Zoe, Jadyn, Kenny, Leo, Kiersyn, Johnny, and Charlye

    Queen's Choice Trophy
    Lacomb Rainbow Preschool

    Large walking groups
    1st - Cascade Performing Arts
    2nd - American Heritage girls

    Small walking groups
    1st - Mermaid and walking treasure chest: Emily and Morgan
    2nd - The berry treasure - the heart of Lebanon: Lilly and Alex
    3rd - My treasure with cat: Kaylee Moss

    Horses and Animals
    1st - Spanish Mount Farm
    2nd - Strawberry Dalmatian: Hannah Chambers

    Wagons, tricycles and small floats
    1st - Berries Treasure: Phoebe and Oscar Usinger
    2nd - Strawberried treasure 2007: Stephen and Hannah
    3rd - Strawberried Treasure Island: Zaylee, Sam, Tana, Salena, and Tanner

    Large Floats
    1st - Hobbs St. Pirates: Adam, Ashlynn, Katie, Nathaniel, Walker, Maggie, Hagen, Christie Lyn, Christie, and Janell
    2nd - Diggin up strawberry treasures: Allysa, Nick, Tyan, Makenzi, Sarina, Joslyn, Samantha M. and Samantha K.
    3rd - Hamilton Creek: Dave, Cody, Nakeetah, Courtney, Kayla, and Mariah

    Bicycles
    1st - Carly Courtney, Scottie, Tatum, Blake, Isabella, and Abby
    2nd - Emily, Evan, Eli, Gavin, Olivia, Betsy, Annie, and Joel


    Valley Talk:
    Wednesday, May 29th, 11am.
    We will have the newly crowned Queen KaLynn and the Court of Princesses on 1580 KGAL's Valley Talk at 11:06am. Joning Queen KaLynn are Princesses: Ali Krebs, Amanda Masog, Megan Phillips and Aubree Mayfield, all Seniors at Lebanon High School.

    Flower, Quilt and Art Show:
    Friday June 1st 1-4:30pm, Saturday Noon - 4:30pm
    Evangelical Church Annex, 75 E Ash St.


    Strawberry Festival Flower Show Adds Quilts, Art

    Lebanon's Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild is working with the Lebanon and Fernridge Garden Clubs to expand the traditional Strawberry Festival Standard Flower Show. The Quilt Guild will hang locally made quilts around the tables of beautiful horticultural displays and arrangements. Local art will also decorate the flower show.

    Strawberry Festival Flower Show is held in Evangelical Church annex, 75 E Ash, on the corner of Ash & Park Streets in downtown Lebanon. The show is Friday, June 1, 1 PM to 4:30 PM and Saturday, June 2, 12 Noon to 4:30 PM. Free parking is available on the Park Street side of the annex. Horticultural and artistic design entries are received at the Annex Thursday, May 31, 7 PM to 9 PM and Friday, June 1, 7 AM to 9 AM.

    Strawberry Fair Flower Show Is a Long-time Favorite.

    Strawberry Fair Flower Show has a long history in Lebanon. From the earliest days of the Fair, local rose gardeners were exhibiting bouquets with the fair¹s strawberries. In the 21st Century, roses are still a large part of the show. Additionally, horticultural entries include perennials, Iris, lilies, annuals, vines, flowering shrubs and trees. Artistic design division presents a wide range of flower and plant arrangements in Strawberry Festival¹s ³Strawberried Treasure² theme classes from YO-HO-HO to Walk the Gang Plank and Buccaneers Bounty. Flower show awards and ribbons will be awarded.

    Horticultural and artistic design entries are encouraged by the Garden Clubs. Entry booklets are available around town and at Lebanon Express office and Lebanon Chamber of Commerce. For Flower Show info call Elsie Nelson, Flower Show Chairperson, 541-451-3554, eelsie@centurytel.net.

    Quilts on Display Added by Local Quilters

    On the quilt show side, display quilts are needed for the quilting part of the show. If you have quilts, heritage, antique or family types, please contact the Peggy Christopherson, 541-451-4910, to put your quilt in the show. There are no quilt awards or classes in this year¹s show. Guild quilters will also have a full range of interesting, colorful quilts on display.

    Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild quilters will have fun demonstrations at the show. They will show hand quilting skills, proper use of quilting tools, and fabric/color selection techniques. Also, interactive quilting games will challenge all ages and skills. You don¹t have to be a quilter to play these games and have quilting fun.

    Show attendees will be offered a chance to vote on the ³Best of Show² quilt. By voting for your choice quilt, you will also be entered in a drawing.

    Art Decorates 2007 Strawberry Flower Show

    Local artists are displaying their works throughout the flower show. Artists from Lebanon and the mid-valley will display a wide variety of local art. Come to the 2007 Strawberry Flower Show to see wearable art, collectible art, as well as traditional oil and watercolor paintings and photographic art.

    According to art coordinator, Sally Skaggs, All media types are welcome, but there is limited space for display. Say continues, Art is display only, there are no art sales. Bring art to the Annex Thursday, May 31, 7 PM to 9 PM and Friday, June 1, 7 AM to 9 AM.

    Strawberry Festival Brings Beautiful Art

    Come to the 2007 Strawberry Festival Flower Show to see all the beauty and art of East Linn County. From local gardener¹s horticultural and artistic display art, to quilting art, to handicraft and fine art, Strawberry Festival¹s 2007 Flower Show adds new excitement to Lebanon¹s big, mid-year fair.

    CONTACTS

    Flower Show: Elsie Nelson, Flower Show Chairperson, 541-451-3554, eelsie@centurytel.net.

    Quilt Show: Peggy Christopherson, 541-451-4910, quilterpeg@peak.org, or Sue Davis, 541- 451-3424, nonni23@comcast.net.

    Art Show: Sally Skaggs, 541-259-4255, info@santiamplace.com.

    Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild meets monthly in Lebanon. All interested people are invited to come on the 1st Tuesday at 7 PM to St Martin¹s Episcopal Church, 1461 Grove St, corner Milton & Williams, in Lebanon, Oregon. In addition to monthly meetings, there are weekly quilting bees making community service quilts. Classes and retreats are also part of recent Guild fun. The Guild began in 2002 and presently has about 50 members from cities in Linn and Benton Counties.

    The guild website is http://www.santiamscrappers.org.

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    Junior Parade:
    Friday, June 1st, 2:30pm

    Parade Route: Downtown Lebanon from Second and Maple east to Main, North on Main to Rose.Parade Registration 12:00noon at 3rd and Grant. Judging 1 to 2pm. More information: Denise Johnson 979-8578/ or 369-2883.

    Lebanon Strawberry Festival Junior Parade is sponsored by Entek on June 1st, 2007. The parade starts at 2:30 pm. 1:00 - 2:00 pm will be the judging and 12:00 pm is the staging. Staging is at 3rd and Grant Street.

    The theme is "Strawberried Treasure". The Lebanon Strawberry Festival Junior Parade is for all area children.

    There will be judging in 7 categories.
    Decorated Bicycles
    Decorated Wagons and Tricycles
    Individual Walkers, Horses and Ponies
    Marching Groups, and Large Floats

    All participates must have a signed registration form to participate in the parade. The parade starts at 2nd and Maple St., proceeds to Main St., North on Main to Rose St., and West on Rose. The parade will disband at the American Legion parking Lot, where Popsicles will be distributed to all participants.

    Registration forms will be available at all schools in the Lebanon School District, at the District Office, the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, or by calling Denise Johnson at 541 979-8478 or 541 369-2883. If not home, please leave name and address.

    A few rules to keep in Mind:
    No motorcycles, odysseys, or three wheelers are allowed in the Junior Parade

    Nothing may be thrown, tossed or in anyway projected from parade entries to spectators.

    All vehicles must be driven by a licensed adult (over 18) driver.


    Grand Parade
    Saturday, June 2nd, 11:00am.

    Staging at River Center on Main in South Lebanon. Parade route: North from Staging on Main (Santiam Highway) through downtown to Rose.

    From Festival Web Site: Dear Participant: The Lebanon Strawberry Festival Board cordially invites you and your group to participate in the 98th Annual Strawberry Festival, being held May 31 - June 3. The Grand Parade will be Saturday, June 2nd at 11 AM. Our theme this year is "Strawberried Treasure".

    Horse Entry registration is in the field next to Crocker's Auto. This is across the road from the old staging area.

    Registration and Check-in for all other types of entries will be at the south end of Lebanon on Market St. next to the old Wal-Mart. Registration and check-in will start at 7 AM the morning of the parade.

    To avoid the $2.00 late fee and to assist in the placement of your entry, we request that you pre-register with the form on the next page. You will then only need to check in at the registration booth prior to 10 AM the morning of the parade.

    Judging will begin at 8 AM and cease at 10 AM. Entries registering the day of the parade are not guaranteed to be judged. Please have your entry ready for judging at this time. Entries checking in after 9:30 AM will not be judged. Registration fees are non-refundable.

    We hope to see you there. Call me at 258-2803 evenings until 9:30 PM if there are any questions or special needs. Please read the agreement and PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO RULES. The form with the appropriate entry fee must be received by Wed., May 30th, 2007. Please mail form to: Bobbi Birch - Grand Parade Co-Chairman, 517 Morton St., Lebanon, OR 97355


    Country Fair, Carnival:

    Thursday - Sunday, Cheadle Lake Park, Lebanon.

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    Festival Queens of Past Years

    (From Lebanon Express, June 3rd, 1964. Full article by Mirl Vawter)

    How many of you can remember back to 1909? Dusty streets, hitching racks, and public watering troughs; long skirts sweeping the ground for women, "katy" hats and celluloid collars for men. Farming was done without benefit of tractors or other power tools; few if any snorting gas buggies traveled the streets, and some towns had ordinances against them for fear of frightening the horses into running away. That was the year the first Strawberry Fair was held in Lebanon.

    It was organized into three main parts, the strawberries, a rose festival and a horse show. Nothing is said in the newspapers of any queen for the event though to Ida Devine (click to see photograph) is given that honor by word of mouth.

    Strawberry festivals went on every year, and the second year instituted the free serving of strawberries and cake to all comers. The crowd was estimated at 8000 to 10,000 persons, many hundreds arriving on a special train from Albany, which alleviated the hitching problem of the day. Imagine the number of horses it took to assemble that size crowd.


    (From Lebanon Express, June 3rd,m 1964. Full article by Mirl Vawter)

    Strawberrians Limo In 2006 a 1991 Lincoln Continental Towne Car ( 27 foot stretch limo) replaced a 45 year old Lincoln with 'suicide doors' that wasn't getting any younger. It was bought for $4,500 after months of fundraising.

    The old Lincoln had developed rust spots all over the car, and because of the age of the car, no replacement parts could be found to fix it, so it was sold for $1200 with a profit of $800 since the original price they paid was $400.

    The Strawberrians have been Lebanon's ambassadors of goodwill, and official chaperones of the royal court, since 1969 when the organization started as the Royal Order of the Golden Strawberry.

    During the Festival, Strawberrians serve as official hosts and ushers at the coronation, and walk beside the court and the cake in the Grand Parade.

    Members also escort the princesses to festivals in other towns around Oregon.

    (Above from Festival Web Site)

    World's Largest Shortcake

    Imagine going into your kitchen and baking a cake to serve more than 15,000 people. All you need is 514 cups of sugar, 224 cups of shortening, 192 cups of eggs, 992 cups of flour, 576 teaspoons of salt, 2048 teaspoons of baking powder, 448 cups of milk and 18 cups of vanilla.

    That cake is made every year, not in an ordinary kitchen but at a local grocery store baker.

    The shortcake was not part of the festival for its first 22 years, but was added in 1931. The first several cakes were baked by Wesley Munyan, owner of Munyan Bakery.

    The recipe developed by Munyan is a cross between a sponge cake and a biscuit. When the bakery changed hands, later owners Clarence Shimanek and Claude Durlam continued the tradition.

    After the cake-baking duty wandered among several restaurants in the community, Safeway and Roth's Family Market began alternating the responsibility.

    The "World's Largest Shortcake" label was applied early on, but has been disputed by other communities at times. In 1975, there was a "Battle of the Shortcakes" between Lebanon and Garden Grove, California. Lebanon won easily. Our cake weighed 5,700 pounds and served about 16,000. Their cake weighed 1,200 pounds and served 3,000.

    In 1946, following three years with no festival, the shortcake was "sacrificed as part of the community's effort to conserve food for hungry countries which not only have no shortcake but no bread," according to a news story at the time. Shortages occurred in Lebanon too. The same issue of the Lebanon Express told of an "acute shortage" of meat and bread in Lebanon.

    Once baked, in hundreds of smaller sheet cakes, the cake is assembled by the Zenith Women's Club into a three tiered trailer, covered with powdered sugar and dotted with strawberries. It travels through the Grand Parade under a cover of clear plastic.

    When it arrives a the festival grounds at Cheadle Lake Park, organizers expect that about 15,000 free servings complete with juicy strawberries and shipped cream, will be handed out by the Oregon Dairy Wives, who donate the whipped cream, and other volunteers

    About 1,000 pieces are set aside and delivered to people who are unable to get out to the parade, including residents of The Oaks and Willamette Manor, patients at Lebanon Community Hospital, and those on duty at the fire and police stations.

    This article is from festival web site which was reprinted from the Wednesday, May 31, 2006 Lebanon Express.



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    Gospel Concert

    Raising the Roof for Habitat: Sunday, June 3rd @ 3:00, First United Presbyterian Church 2nd & Ash in Lebanon. a Benefit Concert for Lebanon Area Habitat for Humanity. Featuring: Lebanon Community Chorus, Jubilate! Women's Choir, Ray Hendricks & More! Free will offerings accepted at the door



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    Champions on Ice

    Sunday, June 3rd, 2007, 7pm, Rose Quarter, Rose Garden.
    Tickets priced at $150.00, $95.00, $65.00, $45.00, & $25.00. Tickets on sale now and can be purchased at the Rose Quarter Box Office (M-F 10a-5p), all participating Safeway/TicketsWest outlets, by calling 877.789.ROSE (7673), or at ComcastTIX.com. For more information please visit RoseQuarter.com. Prices do not include service charges. To receive event notices, pre-sale opportunities, discounts and prizes join our free Rose Quarter CyberClub at RoseQuarter.com.

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    Skating's biggest stars, like three-time U.S. Champion Johnny Weir, Olympic Silver Medalist Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto and two-time World Bronze Medalist Evan Lysacek will be competing in the national championships in January, followed by the World Championships. They will then entertain audiences nationwide in Champions on Ice coming to the Rose Garden on Sunday, June 3, 2007.

    The tour, which will feature skating stars both past and present, will kick off April 13, 2007, in Richmond, Va., and will stop in cities nationwide until it stops June 3 in Portland.

    The show, in its 29th season, will feature awesome skating, spectacular costumes, hot music and, of course, the world's best skaters.

    Among the skaters already committed to skating in the tour are Olympic gold medalists Shizuka Arakawa and Evgeni Plushenko, Olympic silver medalist and 2006 U.S. Champion Sasha Cohen, two-time Olympic medalist Irina Slutskaya.

    Audiences will also get the opportunity to see Olympic and World medalists Shae- Lynn Bourne, Viktor Petrenko, Rudy Galindo and Surya Bonaly as well as the fan favorite specialty acts performed by Irina Gregorian and the comedy duo of Vladimir Besedin and Oleksiy Polishchuk.

    The skaters will perform in all new opening and closing numbers and will skate to new individual routines.

    * Line-up subject to change



    MAY 2007

    Memorial Day Concert: Willamette Valley Concert Band: Monday, May 28th, 7 pm, LaSells Stewart Auditorium on the campus of OSU in Corvallis. The Willamette Valley Concert Band (formerly the Linn-Benton Concert Band) will present their annual Memorial Day concert in LaSells Stewart Auditorium on the campus of OSU in Corvallis on Monday, May 28 at 7 pm. The theme of this year's program is a "Sousa Memorial Day Patriotic Concert" featuring music typical of concerts performed by the John Philip Sousa Band in the early part of the 20th Century as well as music appropriate to celebrate Memorial Day.

    Featured vocalists for the concert are soprano Gale Hazel from Corvallis and baritone Paul Pritchard from Albany. Both singers are well-known in the Willamette Valley as soloists with several ensembles in many genres of music. They have been soloists with the Willamette Valley Concert Band numerous times in recent years. They will be singing selections from the Broadway music hit Les Miserables and a piece written in 1910 entitled Taps. Featured cornet soloist will be Ken Saul, principle trumpetist with the Corvallis/OSU Symphony, who will be playing Waltz "My Regards" by Edward Llewellyn, a 1908 solo typical of those played in concerts by the Sousa band. Also featured will be the 15-voice Jazzation Choir from West Albany High School who will be singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic and America the Beautiful accompanied by the band. Director of the choir is Cate Caffarella.

    The program will also include two pieces written by Sousa: Songs of Grace and Songs of Glory which includes several well-known hymn-tunes and spirituals which his band frequently played for Sunday concerts and People Who Live in Glass Houses Suite, a delightful work with the movement titles of 'The Champaignes," "The Rhine Wines," "The Whiskies--Scotch, Irish, Bourbon and Rye" and "Convention of the Cordials." Other selections on the program will include: Symphony on Themes of John Philip Sousa "The Thunderer" by Hearshen and an Armed Forces Salute featuring the official songs of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. The concert will also include several marches by Sousa including a new edition of a march left incomplete at Sousa's death in 1934 entitled the Library of Congress March plus Black Horse Troop, The Thunderer and Hands Across the Sea. The band will close the program with Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever, the official march of the U.S.A.

    Admission for the concert will be free. A free-will-donation will be taken with proceeds going for music camp scholarships to benefit the "Musical Youth of the Mid-Willamette Valley".

    The Willamette Valley Concert Band, an Albany-based community ensemble, has been playing concerts in the Mid-Willamette Valley since 1970. The 55-member group comprises adult musicians from the Valley communities of Albany, Corvallis, Independence, Jefferson, Keizer, Lebanon, Monmouth, Philomath, Salem and Silverton. Director of the band since 1972 is Dr. Richard Sorenson, Emeritus Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Western Oregon University.

    For further information consult the band web site or contact director Sorenson at 503-838-3474.


    Northwest Civil War Council reenactment: Saturday, May 19 - Sunday May 20th, Lebanon Community Park at Cheadle Lake.

    The Northwest Civil War Council will present a full reenactment at the Lebanon Community Park at Cheadle Lake, May 19th & 20th, 2007. This event will include as many as 800 Civil War reenactors presenting living conditions and circumstances of early 1863 as well as 4 battle reenactments with artillery, infantry and cavalry. The event, open to the public from 9am to 6pm each day offers over 6 acres of living history with reenactors in period clothing and uniforms, campsites, and character. Battles are scheduled at 11am and 3pm each day. There will also be demonstrations presenting period medical practices each day, music demonstrations, a daily fashion show and dozens of period tents showing a variety of activities that would be found at an 1863 military and civilian campsite. There will also be a Civil War era Church service on Sunday morning at 9:30. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and students 6 to 18 years old, under 6 are free. The organization also intends to offer a 'school day' on May 18th to invite area schools to a full day of presentations in up to 18 full stations showing a variety of elements from the period including military and civilian life. The school day is open only to registered school groups and is a free event. There are over 1,000 students expected for the school day.

    The Northwest Civil War Council (NCWC) is a non-profit living history organization dedicated to educating the public and our members about the American Civil War. Through membership in the NCWC one has the opportunity to recreate portions of the past in educational drama at reenactments, through which the spectator, as well as the participant, discover and learn more about their history and the people who lived during the year 1863 in Virginia and Pennsylvania. Living history is our hobby and is one of the most dynamic mediums available to those in pursuit of the past. A reenactment is a gathering of period personalities living and working within the event portraying their particular impression. Our members wear authentically reproduced clothing, utilize black powder weapons, cook over open fires and sleep in canvas tents while they participate in battle reenactments and military or civilian life.

    Reenactors speak in the manner and use the etiquette of the mid-19th century, they write in journals of their experiences and work in 1st person at events -- all in the name of "living history".

    The NCWC is an umbrella organization that represents the reenacting units making up its membership. The active membership is just over 1,000 people from all over Oregon and the northwest. The organization sponsors events throughout Oregon and the northwest and supports events by participation in adjoining states. Those events include four or five large reenactments with anywhere from 300 to 800 participants, several smaller reenactments with fewer than 100 participants, 2 'non-public' events including winter quarters and our winter ball. Members also participated in over 100 school presentations this year featuring anywhere from one or two reenactors to ten full 'stations' demonstrating several aspects of the period including medical, artillery, infantry, cavalry, the Sanitary Commission and more. The Club also marches in several parades and provides honor guards and salutes at funerals and memorial services. Members also research, locate and document unmarked Civil War veteran's grave sites, then acquire period head stones from the Federal Government, prepare the foundation for the headstones and have a period memorial service while marking those grave sites in cooperation with the Sons of Union Veterans.

    The NCWC has been supporting the restoration of Ft. Hoskins in Benton County. Events sponsored by the NCWC are organized by reenactor coordinators and approved by its board of directors and planning committee for its yearly reenactment calendar. If you have the urge to step back in time for that split second when you really feel like you are there, or if you want to recognize the sacrifice our ancestors made by following in their footsteps in this way, or if you are interested in learning about the intricacies of the mid-19th century by utilizing the knowledge of others as well as your own research to portray a character of 1863 explore our pages and get involved in this most unusual hobby by joining a unit today!


    Women's Festival: Thyme Garden in Alsea, Saturday, May 19th from 10 to 5. Enjoy great food and music while exploring products and services Ranging from massage and fitness, to jewelry and skin care, to Holistic therapies, clothing, doulas, and much more - serving Communities from Eugene to Salem, and Lebanon to the coast. The event Schedule also includes motivational speakers and a raffle to benefit Cardv (the center against rape and domestic violence, in Corvallis). Take time for yourself at the thyme garden with the women's festival on May 19th. Admission is free - for more information, call (541) 487-8671 or visit www.womensfestival.net.

    Birthday Celebration for the Jensen Arctic Museum: Sunday, May 20., 1 to 4 p.m. at 590 Church St. in Monmouth. The event will feature sled dogs, Eskimo games, crafts, "ice" fishing, a yo-yo competition and museum tours. Cake and refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public. For more information: Roben Jack Larrision at 503-838-8468.



    Friday May 18 6pm - Saturday May 19, 2006 Noon

    Relay for Life, Lebanon High School


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    Clifford the Big Red Dog Musical Adventure

    Friday, May 18th, 7pm and Saturday May 19th 11:30 am and 3:30pm. Theater of the Clouds, Rose Quarter, Portland, OR

    Tickets are priced at $27.00, $20.00, $17.00, & $12.00 (Tickets required for children one year old and up). Tickets are on sale Saturday, March 24 at 10a and can be purchased at the Rose Quarter Box Office (M-F 10a-5p), all participating Safeway/TicketsWest outlets, by calling 877.789.ROSE (7673), or at ComcastTIX.com. For group discounts and VIP packages please call 503.963.4400. For more information please visit RoseQuarter.com. Prices do not include service charges. To receive event notices, pre-sale opportunities, discounts and prizes join our free Rose Quarter CyberClub at RoseQuarter.com.

    ? What: For more than 40 years, Scholastic's beloved Clifford The Big Red Dog(tm) has charmed and delighted children with his engaging adventures and "Big Ideas," simple life lessons that help young children navigate their world. Now, Turnstile Entertainment has created a new way for families to experience the crimson canine in Clifford The Big Red DogÔ LIVE! Clifford's BIG, OVERSIZED musical adventure comes to the Theater of the Clouds Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, 2007.

    Featuring a brand new story, Clifford The Big Red Dog LIVE! brings the beloved characters from Birdwell Island - including Emily ElizabethÔ, Cleo, T-Bone, Jetta, Charlie and, of course, Clifford - to an energetic spectacle for the whole family. There are even some new faces for Clifford to meet along the way.

    "We've created a fun, smart, musical adventure that speaks to multiple generations through story, song and dance," said Stuart Snyder, Turnstile Entertainment principal. "We're proud of putting together quality live entertainment shows that can be enjoyed by the whole family."

    As Clifford and company emBARK on an effort to put on their own play on Birdwell Island, the "Big Ideas" that were introduced in the Clifford animated series airing on PBS KIDS will also take center stage. Clifford fans will love every minute, while seeing the value of teamwork and friendship when it comes to getting something done. With memorable songs and the characters kids love, Clifford The Big Red Dog LIVE! is sure to be a Big Red hit!

    Martha Atwater, Vice President of Special Projects, Scholastic Entertainment states, "Kids who love reading Clifford's books and watching the animated series will enjoy every moment of this production. The fun-filled story features Clifford and his favorite friends in a musical adventure on Birdwell Island. Big laughs, big fun and Clifford's Big Ideas make for a memorable event with the Big Red Dog."


    The King and I: Friday May 11 @ 7:30 p.m and Saturday May 12 @ 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Dessert theater @ 7:30 p.m. only). West Albany High School. Tickets go on sale April 2nd. Ticket Prices: Regular (1:30p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)- $7 Adults and $5 for students and seniors

    Corvallis Community Theater: Ragtime

    Thursday May 10, Friday May 11, Saturday May 12, and Matinee on Sunday May 13th.

    Week Two run from Wednesday May 16, 17, 18, 19 though Sunday, May 20 (M) and a final week run from Wednesday May 23 through Sunday May 27th (Memorial Day Weekend).

    (M) Matinee 2:30 p.m. performance on Sundays; regular show time 7:30 p.m.

    Book by: Terrence McNally

    Music by: Stephen Flaherty

    Lyrics by: Lynn Ahrens

    Based on "Ragtime" by: E. L. Doctorow

    Directed by: Mary Jeanne Reynales

    Music Conducted by: Rob Birdwell
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    Winner of Tony Awards in 1995, Ragtime is one of those shows that established itself as a classic from the moment it arrived. It has the power and appeal to be appreciated for generations to come. The show takes place in America in the early 1900s. This was a tumultuous time for Americans, with the rise of labor unions, women's rights, children's labor laws, blacks fighting for equality, the highest immigration rate ever seen, and the rise of millionaires who use their power to control business and politics. See how Booker T. Washington, Henry Ford, J.P. Morgan, Harry Houdini, and Emma Goldman help shape 20th Century America.

    Upstairs Downtown Tour: Downtown Albany. The annual Upstairs Downtown Tour will take place on May 4, 2007 from 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitors will get a chance to see some of the unique urban living spaces in the in the upper stories of downtown buildings, some of which have not been open to the public for years.

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    2007 SELCO Family Living Expo

    In Historic Downtown Albany

    Saturday, May 5th, 9am - 6pm
    Free Entertainment at multiple Live Entertainment Venues, Booths, Vendors, Contest Prizes up for grabs, Antique Appraisal Show feature Portland TV's Expert Antique Appraiser Gary Germer.

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    The 12th Annual KGAL/KSHO SELCO Family Living Expo is coming up on Saturday, May 5th 2007, from 9am to 6pm. This year's event is at a brand new location, the Historic District of Downtown Albany

    The event is free and will feature multiple venues with non-stop entertainment. So far four entertainment venues are lined up: The Maranatha Christian Fellowship Stage in the Two Rivers Market, the Boccherini's Coffee and Tea House Music Spotlight, The Monteith Riverpark Stage and the Venetian Theater Stage. Plus there will roaming street musicians.

    Added this year to the event, the e-powersellers Antique and Collectables Appraisal Show featuring Portland TV Appraiser Gary Germer. There will be Face Painting, a Clown (or two), and the Pill Box Health Center Kids Zone with lots of free fun from Bounce 4 Fun. "Jessie James" and his Gang including horses from the Crooked River Dinner Train will be roaming the streets creating fun and mayhem.

    We will also be broadcasting from our downtown Albany Flinn Building Studio with updates on the Expo and Appraisal Show on both 1580 KGAL and 920 KSHO.

    There are still spaces for indoor and outdoor vendors for this event. Also, as an option, downtown retailers can join an event contest featuring free drawings for Champions on Ice Ticket Packages, a Crooked River Dinner Train Package plus local retailer prizes. For more information businesses can call Shelly Garret at 926-8683.

    If you are an entertainer who would like to perform, or you are member of a non-profit group or organization who would like to attend this event and have an "event" fundraiser within this event, please contact Charlie Eads at 926-8683.

    The new location of the event is sited in the Historic Downtown Albany district located on the banks of the Willamette River adjacent to beautiful Monteith River Park and Bryant Park. The event is less than 1/10th of a mile off of State Highway 20 the main route from Albany to Corvallis with easy access to Highway 99 less than 1/2 mile to the South. There is also easy access to I-5. Venue, event locations include the Two Rivers Market, Monteith River Park, Ferry and Broadalbin Streets, Historic Flinn Block, Boccherini's, Venetian Theater and more.

    The KGAL/KSHO 2007 SELCO Family Living Expo is brought to you by SELCO Community Credit Union and in part by the Albany Democrat Herald, Lebanon Express, KEZI-TV9. With the Radio, Newspaper and Television sponsorships this huge event will be advertised to over 500,000 persons. The event is also brought to the public free of charge by Mike's Heating and Air, e-powersellers, Conservatory for Music Education, Boccherini's Coffee and Tea House, Maranatha Christian Fellowship, and the Pill Box Health Center.

    This show is a production of locally owned radio stations 1580 KGAL and 920 KSHO. The stations are owned by the Eads Family (Eads Broadcasting Corporation) of Albany and feature News/Talk/Sports (1580 KGAL) and Adult Standards/Oldies (920 KSHO). The broadcaster also produces the Prime Time Expo (formally Mature Living Expo) scheduled for September 15th, 2007 at the Lebanon Senior Center.

    For more information with frequent updates as the event progresses we have created a special web section.

    Pictures from 2006 event

    Web pages dedicated to this big Multi-Event, the 2007 Family Living Expo. Check back frequently for updates.

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    Grant Johnson Memorial Jazz Concert: Lebanon High School, Saturday May 5th, 7pm.

    Santiam Christian Auction: Santiam Christian High School, Saturday May 5th.

    Mother's Day Tea & Fashion Show: Sunday, May 6th, Albany Senior Center.

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    CARDV Beatles Concert Benefit: Saturday May 5 both performances at 7:30pm @ OSU Milam Auditorium. The Imaginary Friends, a group of local musicians featuring music from The Beatles Abbey Road and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. For more information contact Charles Parker at (906) 458-0413.


    APRIL 2007 Denim and Diamonds: Saturday, April 28th, Corvallis Airport. This is a fundraiser for Trillium/Children's Farm Home. The auctioneer will once again be Steve Dorsey, and Linda Van Powell is returning as our Mistress of Ceremony, (part of the Garland Nursery family). Join us at the Corvallis Airport for cocktails, dinner, and an exciting live auction. As always, this program also helps support our Therapeutic Horse program by offering attendees the opportunity to "Adopt-a-Horse" and support this important program for one year. Call Cheri Galvin for more information at 541-758-5953 or check out the on-line web reservations.

    Linn-Benton Multiple Sclerosis Walk: Saturday, April 21st, 10:00am, Avery Park, Corvallis. 5-k Pledge Walk. Rest Stops throughout the walk. Lunch Provided for Pledge Walkers. Entertainment provided by Greg Schmele with Jazz Guitar. For more information contact Debbie Wolfe 967-7936. Register via phone 1-800-Fight-MS.

    John Pizzarelli
    Sings Nat King Cole
    Friday, April 13, 2007

    This is part of the Oregon Symphony's Pops Series Presentation.
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    Contemporary vocalist and guitarist John Pizzarelli brings a warm charm and a cool and easy jazz feel to the great American song book. He honors Nat King Cole with renditions of "Paper Moon," "Route 66," "Too Marvelous For Words" and others.

    John Pizzarelli
    Sundays on
    920 KSHO

    Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli is radio that is indeed deluxe. Every weekend John and his wife and co-host, singer Jessica Molaskey, play music and entertain guests in their "deluxe living room." The stories, the laughs, the artists and their songs make the party a must for listeners week after week. John and Jessie know everybody in the business, and most all of them eventually drop by for a visit.
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    MARCH 2007

    Albany Civic Theater " You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" : Friday March 20 - Saturday, March 31, 8pm, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First St SW, Albany, $, 541-928-4603

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    Albany Timber Twirlers-Main Stream Square Dance: Friday, March 30, 7:30-10:30pm, I00F Hall, 738 SE 5th, Albany, 541-926-0280, $

    Join Us for the
    Third Annual American Cancer Society
    Relay For Life of Lebanon

    Spaghetti Feed

    Saturday, March 31st 5:30 to 8:00pm

    Location: American Legion, 430 South Main, and Lebanon. Cost: $5.00. Sponsored by LeFemmes. It is the famous spaghetti, green salad, garlic bread, cookie and beverages.

    Relay for Life Web Page

    From Lebanon Relay for Life Luminary Ceremony 2006

    This year's event staged at the Lebanon High School Track and Football Field starts at 6:00 pm on Friday May 18 and runs through Noon on Saturday May 19, 2007.

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    Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Big Game Banquet: Saturday, March 31, 4-10pm, Albany Boys & Girls Club, 1215 Hill Street, Albany, 541-259-2795, $

    Oregon Hereford Association Show & Sale: Saturday, March 31 to Sunday, April 1, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-485-3615, free

    American Shetland Sheepdog National Dog Show: Saturday March 31-Sunday, April 7, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 503-543-7556, free

    Lamb & Ewe Sale:Saturday, March 31, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-926-8520, free


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    Northwest Horse Fair & Expo

    Friday, March 23 - Sunday, March 25
    Linn County Fair Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 765-655-2107, Fr 10am-8pm, Sa 9am-8pm, Su 9am-6pm, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 765-655-2107

    THE 8TH ANNUAL NORTHWEST HORSE FAIR AND EXPO IN ALBANY is Presented by Sundowner/ B & V Enterprises, the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo returns to Albany, Oregon for it's eighth year in March and will feature an impressive list of renowned clinicians and presenters, diverse commercial displays, the popular Breed Showcases and Stallion reviews and new features including the addition of the Andis Courtyard Demonstration Area. Presenters this year include Charles Wilhelm presenting "Success Through Knowledge", Patrick Hooks on Working Ranch Horse & Reining, Julie Goodnight's "Communicating Clearly With Horses & Riders", Ruben Villasenor presenting "Horsemen's Western Dressage", Anna Jane White-Mullin returns to discuss Hunters & Jumpers, Craig Stevens on Classical Equitation / Dressage, Nicole Carswell with Gaited Horses and Kirby Tuntland & Dan Myers bring back sessions for Drill Teams. Also attending the expo, "The Horse Show Live" with Rick Lamb, presented by Daily 72, will be appearing daily with live interviews and presentations.

    The three-day equine exposition is an excellent opportunity to improve your horsemanship skills whether you're a beginner or expert rider. The line-up of diverse clinicians ensures that riders of any discipline will learn new skills to improve their riding and enjoyment of their horse. This Expo is designed to meet the needs of the expert as well as the beginning horse enthusiast. In addition to the instructional sessions, attendees will enjoy a large commercial expo featuring the latest innovations in the equine industry and entertaining equine demonstrations and presentations including the Friday evening Equine Extravaganza, drill teams, vaulting and more.

    New this year, Sunday, March 25th is LMF Feed 4-H Day. Admission is free to any 4-H member presenting their 4-H membership card at the gate. On Sunday, featured presenter Julie Goodnight will target 4-H members and leaders in her clinic "Improving Equitation for English & Western Riders" where she will not only offer instruction for riders, but also valuable insight into teaching these techniques. Julie's lecture "Are You Ready to Ride?" is sure to be a very informative session for 4-H members and leaders alike.

    Charles Wilhelm is internationally known as America's most respected horse trainer. His unique approach to horse training enables horse owners to train their own horses. Charles is the creator of "Ultimate Foundation Training"; equine training techniques that combine the best of traditional, classical and natural horsemanship into a methodology that is applicable to every riding discipline. His extensive background of over thirty-five years of training includes Dressage, Working Cow Horse, Reining, Western Pleasure and Trail class. He is one of the few clinicians of our time who is known for his superb skills in communicating and motivating people as well as his astounding natural abilities with the horse.

    Wilhelm believes that "It's Never, Ever the Horse's Fault" and his training methods reflect that belief. Charles is one of the few trainers specializing in re-schooling horses with often-severe issues. His relaxed, warm and amusing character has made him a great favorite at clinics and demonstrations. "We receive hundreds of letters and e-mail each year commenting on how approachable Charles is for his audience, and how much practical information participants took home and were able to use with their own horses successfully - seeing results right away." His motto "Success Through Knowledge" reflects this training philosophy that the owner should learn alongside the horse. His training facility in Castro Valley, California is among the top equine educational institutions in Northern California.

    Patrick Hooks and his family are fortunate to live in the Panhandle of Oklahoma, where ranch horses are still a necessity in the American cattle industry. Patrick's common sense approach to horse training comes through the legacy of the Dorrance's and Ed Connell and other influential trainers. Patrick gave his first public colt-breaking clinic in 1989. To date, he has given numerous clinics at national horse expositions, private ranches, colleges, universities and worked as an instructor at OPSU. Patrick and his son Zach have started an astonishing number of young colts as well as helped hundreds of people with horsemanship and problem solving. Patrick teaches students who have traveled from all over the world, and takes pride in knowing they have gone on to make an honorable living and/or compete at regional, national and world championships in various breeds and disciplines. Over the years, Patrick has written many "How To" articles for various magazines and equine newspapers. His latest project is a book titled 101 Ranch Horse Tips for Globe Press and is now available. Drawing from his book titled Fix It Up For The Horse, Patrick has written a series of articles for the AQHA/America's Horse e-zine. This 17 part series has gone on to become one of the hottest items on the AQHA America's Horse web site where he also does Question & Answer in a how-to format.

    Also appearing in Albany, Julie Goodnight is a full-time equine professional with more than a quarter-century of experience. Her varied background ranges from dressage and jumping to racing, reining, colt-starting, and wilderness riding. Best known for her upbeat and logical style of teaching, and for her ability to bridge natural horsemanship techniques with the principles of classical riding. Julie's extensive experience training horses and riders has earned her the moniker, "Communicating Clearly with Horses and Riders." She travels coast-to-coast and beyond much of the year to horse expos, conferences and clinics to teach horses and people about each other. Her training and teaching techniques are frequent features of Western Horseman, Equus, Certified Horsemanship Association's The Instructor and many other excellent equine publications and websites. Goodnight is also the Program Director for Certified Horsemanship Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the safety and quality of riding programs. CHA offers instructor, trail guide, facility manager, and other certifications as well as facility accreditation and a wealth of resources for horse professionals.

    Ruben Villaseñor, another new presenter in Albany, combines the traditions of the Spanish Horsemen and his own unique natural style. Ruben's horsemanship skills are evident the moment he steps into the arena. Those who have had a chance to watch him perform are astounded. Ruben's talent, skill and versatility are highly evident when they watch him train a horse, teach a Clinic or perform at Demonstrations and Expositions. His style is traditional and yet unique; in Spain, it is called Alta Escuela in the USA it is Horsemen's Western Dressage. Ruben's style is all about horsemanship, the relationship that is created through the understanding between horse and rider. It is this understanding that allows him to teach horses balance, rhythm, and harmony. As a clinician, Ruben looks for the opportunity to open peoples' minds to new ideas. Ruben uses the Bosal to start all of the horses that come into his training program. They say that "The proof is in the pudding", Ruben says that the proof is in the horse that remains light throughout its life because it was started right and kept that way. H.W.D likes to emphasize that it is not the tools we use that create a horse with superb movements but learning how to use these tools to maximize their effectiveness and in the process creating movements that are willing, and balanced; which is much more beautiful than movements that are forced.

    Ruben has been the recipient of the "Peoples Choice Award" and has received much acclaim from such respected and notable professionals as Charles De Kunnfy and John Lyons. Ruben is currently living and training in Benton City, Washington. Ruben's number one priority is always the horse's well being. His goal is to teach others that; "It is not so much the amount of time that is put into something that makes it good, but the quality of time that makes the difference". Returning this year, Anna Jane White-Mullin started riding in Atlanta, Georgia, when she was five years old. At age thirteen, she began competing in large horse shows on the East Coast, winning the junior hunter and equitation championships at many noteworthy shows, including Ox Ridge, Fairfield, North Shore, Piping Rock, Harrisburg, Washington, Madison Square Garden, and the Florida Circuit shows. In 1971, she won the Alfred B. Maclay Finals on her horse, Rivet, and was awarded a gold medal for winning twenty USET classes. Her instructors include the equestrian luminaries Gordon Wright, George Morris, Ronnie Mutch, and Bertalan de Nemethy. After graduating from Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Ms. White-Mullin pursued a career in broadcasting, but kept her equestrian ties through teaching, judging, and writing. In 1984, her first book, Judging Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation, became a best-selling equestrian work, followed in 1992 by an equally successful book, Winning: A Training and Showing Guide for Hunter Seat Riders.

    Ms. White-Mullin has served as a panelist for the AHSA Judges' Clinic program, and her slide presentation is part of the permanent instructional files for the AHSA. Currently, Ms. White-Mullin resides in Gadsden, AL. She gives riding clinics, judges horse shows, and lectures at equestrian educational institutions throughout the United States.

    Another presenter new to the expo this year, Craig Stevens is the director and founder of the Snohomish, Washington based National Schools of Academic Equitation where he trains riders and horses. The NSAE specializes in short term intensives and instructor training in classical horsemanship, as well as offering traditional lesson programs for riders. Stevens is a much sought after international clinician with a regular touring schedule that includes Europe, Canada as well as the US. With more than 40 years of experience in horsemanship, Stevens works with all levels of riders and horses of any breed and background. He has trained horses through and beyond Grand Prix level in dressage as well as to advanced levels in hunt seat equitation and eventing. Mr. Stevens has taught clinics for both the Swedish National Equestrian Federation and the United States Dressage Foundation.

    Born with an intense love of horses, Nicole Huber Carswell grew up on a farm in Kentucky. She began riding at the age of 3. In 1990 she graduated from Moorehead State University with a B.S. in Animal Science. There she learned a broader view of horse training, exhibition and teaching on breeds such as American Saddlebreds, Quarter horses and Thoroughbred hunters over fences. It was during these training and teaching experiences involving these breeds that she realized she wanted to teach and train. Recognizing the need for instruction in the Walking Horse industry, she educates riders on how to enhance their horse's performance with superior equitation. Nicole and her husband own and operate stables at 7th Heaven Farm in Moorehead, Kentucky. She has coached World Champion equitation riders, presented for the TWH breed at Equitana USA; trained world champion horses and maintains an intense training and lesson program.

    Tickets are available in advance at all Coastal Farm & Ranch locations throughout Oregon, B & V Enterprises in Albany, OR, the Linn Co. Fair & Expo Center in Albany and select area retailers. For a complete list of ticket outlets visit www.equinepromotions.net. In advance tickets are $10 per day for adults and $5 per day for children ages 6-12. At the gate admission is $12 per day for adults and $6 per day for children ages 6-12 (cash only). Admission is free for children ages 5 and under. New in 2007, admission is free to any active military personnel in uniform.

    The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo is produced by John & Judith Cloe of Greencastle, Indiana. For more information contact the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo at www.equinepromotions.net, by phone (765) 655-2107 or via e-mail at jjcloe@equinepromotions.net.
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    Children's Performing Arts Series: Saturday, March 24, 11am-noon, Linn Benton Community College Forum, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-917-7755, free

    Handel's Messiah by The Willamette Master Chorus: Saturday March 17, 2007 - 7:00 p.m., Sunday March 18, 2007 - 3:00 p.m., Hudson Concert Hall - Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center - Willamette University, Salem

    General Admission $15,Students/Seniors $12, 1-800-992-TIXX , 503-370-8055.

    Now celebrating its 22nd concert season, the Willamette Master Chorus returns to its roots, performing the work that started it all in 1985. Joining in the performance of the "Messiah" by G. F. Handel is the Willamette University Chamber Choir.

    Dr. Wallace Long Jr., director of Choral Music at Willamette University and founder of the Willamette Master Chorus will serve as guest conductor of the chorus accompanied by orchestra. Also joining in the performance will be four of the northwest's most accomplished soloists.

    Messiah, composed in just three weeks in 1742, is one of the greatest musical masterpieces of all time, and very possibly the greatest work ever written in England. Written as one man's inspired expression of faith, Messiah has transcended religion and cultures to become the single most performed oratorio in history. Interestingly, it was at a very early performance in 1743 where one of the great traditions of Messiah performances began. Handel's patron, King George II, attended one of the performances and stood up in respect to the Almighty when the "Hallelujah" chorus began. As he was the monarch, the audience respectfully followed his lead, and to this day the tradition of standing during this unforgettable chorus remains. While maintaining its emotional and artistic impact, Messiah remains a constant favorite of the holiday repertoire. Typically, Messiah is performed in conjunction with the Christmas Season. For this performance however, focus will be placed on the second and third parts of the work that speak to themes more relevant to the Lenten and Easter season.

    The featured soloists will include Lisa Actor, mezzo-soprano, who resides in the Portland area where she is on the music faculty at Oregon State University and Pacific University. As a versatile performer in opera, oratorio, concert, and recital music, Ms. Actor has performed numerous works in the Northwest and across the nation. Ms. Actor received her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Yale University and has pursued her Doctoral Studies at the University of Arizona.

    Tenor, Leslie W. Green, is in high demand as a soloist in the Northwest. Often praised for his seemingly effortless, expressive singing, Mr. Green performs a wide variety of literature ranging from Bach arias to contemporary art songs. Green has appeared throughout the Northwest with many of the finest ensembles and events. Mr. Green originally hails from the Midwest where he received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Ball State University. Mr. Green resides in Vancouver, Washington with his family. He maintains a private voice studio in Vancouver and teaches voice at Oregon Episcopal School as well as working with many area high schools.

    Dr. Kevin Helppie, baritone, maintains an active performing career, including recitals, oratorios, operas, and popular styles. Dr. Helppie's operatic repertoire encompasses over twenty roles, including the title characters in Le Nozze di Figaro, Falstaff and Don Pasquale. Dr. Helppie is currently on faculty at Western Oregon University. He holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Washington University, the Master of Music degree from Indiana University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Washington. He and his family currently reside in Salem, Oregon where he also serves as the director of music at Our Saviors Lutheran Church..

    Soprano Christine Welch is on the music faculty at Willamette University where she directs Voce Femminile and teaches studio voice. Ms. Welch holds vocal performance degrees from Indiana University and the University of Idaho with minors in conducting and composition, and is active as a soprano soloist and composer. She has two children who attend West Salem High School.

    Don't miss this performance of Messiah, a timeless and thrilling Salem tradition. Let the Willamette Master Chorus heighten the Lenten and Easter season for you, your family, and your friends.

    General admission tickets for Handel's Messiah are $15. Student and senior tickets are available at the reduced price of $12. To purchase tickets, visit www.WillametteMasterChorus.org Through TicketsWest, call 1-800-992-TIXX or visit any of the Safeway TicketWest Ticket Centers. Purchases through TicketsWest are subject to a convenience charge. Tickets may also be available at the box office prior to the event.


    Willamette Valley Concert Band Scandinavian Festival Concert: Sunday, March 18, 2007, 3:00 PM, Russell Tripp Performance Center(formerly Takena Hall), LBCC, Albany.

    A concert of music written by composers of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Featured will be the First Movement of the Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor with Andrea Recek as ianist. Also featured as soloist will be Sarra Newton, alto saxophone, playing Gamal Fabodpsalm Fran Dalarne by Lindberg. Other selections will include: Finlandia by Sibelius, selections from Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg, Swedish Folksongs and Dances by Soderman, First Swedish Rhapsody by Leidzen, Entry March of the Boyars by Halvorsen, Tivoli Festival Overture by Hydgaard and Huldigungsmarsch by Grieg. Announcer for the concert will be Pete Butler, conductor of the Norsemen Choir.

    Tickets are $8 and will be available after February 16 at Mid Valley Gems and Jewelry in Albany, Gracewinds Music in Corvallis, Stainthorps Music in Lebanon, band members and at the door.

    News Talk 1580 KGAL Lebanon Area Habitat for Humanity Corned Beef & Cabbage Benefit Dinner: Sunday, March 18th, 12:30 to 2:00 PM, Hosted by First United Methodist Church 1890 S. Second Street Lebanon. $6.00 adults, $4.00 children Hot dogs available for the kid's dinner.


    Mark Herman
    International Master Organist Mark Herman
    Sunday, March 18th

    Salem's Historic Elsinore Theatre


    Presented by The Columbia River Organ Club.

    This is your opportunity to see the mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ.

    Tickets: Tickets West or at the Elsinore Box Office or at the door. Students with id and children under 18 are free!

    Bio of Mark Herman

    Mark Herman was born on August 25, 1987, and currently lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has been studying the piano since he was seven years old and started classical organ lessons at age 12. His first introduction to the theatre organ was when he was in fourth grade and was at the Embassy Theatre in downtown Fort Wayne. This was made possible by the late Robert Goldstine and the local AGO chapter's "Room on the Organ Bench" program. He has been studying theatre organ with John Ferguson of Indianapolis and piano with Christine Freeman since 2001. In the summer of 2003, he was given the opportunity to play a cameo performance at the American Theatre Organ Society's annual convention in Oakland, California. The following year, he won the ATOS Young Theatre Organist Competition in Milwaukee at the Riverside Theatre. That enabled him to perform a successful concert for the ATOS 50th Anniversary Convention in Pasadena, which took place the following July.

    During the summer of 2006, he toured for six weeks in Australia and New Zealand, setting records in CD sales at many of the venues in which he appeared. Mark is also still involved heavily with the Embassy Theatre. He is one of the volunteer pianists and organists and serves on the Embassy Organ Committee and the Embassy Organ Crew. He is a graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne, and is currently a first year student at DePaul University in Chicago where he is majoring in Theatre Management.

    In addition to playing the organ, Mark has also been known to perform on the piano, as well as play original music that he has composed - another pursuit of this talented young man. Mark feels special gratitude towards his wonderful parents, Ron and Andrea, as well as all of his family and friends who have supported him from the beginning.


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    "1964- The Tribute"


    #1 Beatles Tribute Band comes to Salem!

    Where were you in 1964? Did you miss seeing the Beatles, LIVE? Well now is your chance to go back in time with "1964-The Tribute" - the #1 Beatles tribute band in the WORLD! The Oregon Symphony Association in Salem brings the four lads to the Salem Armory Auditorium on Friday, March 16, 2007. All attendees are encouraged to dress as you did in 1964!
    Friday, March 16, 2007, 8:00pm
    Salem Armory Auditorium

    1964 The Tribute, Salem Oregon
    Live at Shea Stadium (8/23/2006)
    On Line Sight and Sounds
    The 1964 Tribute Band Video: Shea Stadium 8/23/2006 (Youtube.com)

    Twist and Shout (Video)

    1964 The Tribute Official Web Site

    2006 marks the 22nd anniversary of "1964" and it has been quite a journey. Gary Grimes (Paul), Jimmy Pou (George), Greg George (Ringo), and Mark Benson (John) have been featured on such nationally televised programs as Entertainment Tonight, PM Magazine, CNN, the USA Network and the Nashville Network. In addition, the lads have played Carnegie Hall to sold out crowds over five times. "1964". . . The Tribute is the only Beatles tribute band with a US Federal Court order defining a written agreement with Apple Corps. Ltd. allowing them to perform their show anywhere in the world.
    1964 The Tribute, Salem Oregon
    Terry, Mark, Gary and Tom
    Twenty plus years of researching and performing the Fab Four have made "1964" masters of their craft. According to the late George Harrison's sister Louise, "My friends in "1964 - The Tribute" have captured the essence of the Beatles live onstage. The look, the sound is incredible. I'm telling you firsthand "1964 - The Tribute" is the number one Beatles show anywhere on the planet." To hear the group, visit their web site.

    Special Seating!! For this special concert, 18 VIP floor tables will be set up in front of the stage at the Armory. Seats are $75 per person ($600 per table of 8) and include Premium Seating, VIP Parking, Era Favors at each table, and concert memorabilia. These seats are only sold through the OSAS office and are very limited so call 503-364-0149.

    Please note: This is part of the Pops Series by the Oregon Symphony Association in Salem. Note that the Oregon Symphony orchestra does not perform. This special concert to be held at the Salem Armory Auditorium.

    Single tickets can be purchased through TicketsWest by calling 1-800-992-8499 or by visiting their web site at www.TicketsWest.com (a service fee will be added). Ticket prices are $26, $36, $44, $54. There are no service charges when purchased at the box office the night of concert (box office opens at 6:30 p.m. at the Armory). In addition, a $5 student ticket rate applies at the box office for any student, any age, with id, for any available seat (floor tables are excluded). Parking at the adjacent State Fairgrounds will be $3 per car.

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    Albany Timber Twirlers-Plus Square Dance: Friday, March 16, 7:30-10pm, I00F Hall, 738 SE 5th, Albany, 541-926-0280, $

    Chinitimini Kennel Club Dog Show: Saturday, March 17 - Sunday March 18, 8am, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-327-3102, $

    Columbia River Agility Club Dog Show: Saturday, March 17 - Sunday March 18, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 503-259-5267

    East Linn Christian Academy (ELCA) Auction: Saturday, March 17th) at Lebanon's Boys and Girls Club. Breakfast 7:00am, Silent Auction 8:00am, Live Auction 10:00am. Auction items include: Bass Fishing Trip guided by our own Mr. Hill, Complete Log Furniture Bedroom set, all kinds of trips and overnight stays, Hand crafted items like quilts, wood working.
    News Talk 1580 KGAL The Wiggles Live!: Thursday, March 15th, two shows: 3:00 pm & 6:30 pm at the Rose Garden in Portland. Now in their fifteenth big year, The Wiggles continue to entertain more and more children around the world. Their ability to relate to their young audience and to create songs that are both entertaining and educational has made The Wiggles incredibly popular with both children and their parents. Couple their unique song-writing ability with the foursomes genuine enjoyment of what they do, and the result is a live show which has the littlies (and adults) dancing, clapping and singing in the aisles.

    LBCC Concert & Chamber Choirs: Thursday, March 15, 7:30pm, LBCCs Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-917-4531, $

    Art Exhibit: "Art, The 4th R" : Tuesday -Saturday through April 7th, 2007. (Tu-Sa 10am-4:30pm), Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St, Philomath, 541-929-6230, free

    CARDV Annual Spaghetti Dinner: Tuesday, March 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Good Samaritan in Corvallis, located at the corner of Harrison & 35th. The Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) fundraiser supports CARDV's work to end sexual and domestic violence in Linn and Benton Counties.

    Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence office at 4786 SW Philomath Blvd. in Corvallis. Tickets prices are $10 to $20 (sliding scale) for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

    The food is being made by local businesses. Valley Catering is donating spaghetti and cookies. New Morning Bakery is donating cake. Alpine Bakery is donating bread. Other generous donors to the event include the Corvallis Gazette-Times, First Alternative Coop, Dari-Mart, and Peoria Gardens.

    Each year, the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence provides shelter and support services to approximately 4,000 adults and children who are fleeing violence. If you or someone you know needs help, call CARDV's hotline at 754-0110 or toll-free 800-927-0197.

    For more information about the Spaghetti Dinner, call CARDV at 758-0219.


    Northwest Fly Tyers & Fly Fishing Expo: Friday, March 9th and Saturday March 10th, 9am-6pm, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 503-559-8081, $

    Oregon's 4th Annual Wine, Cheese & Pear Jubilee: Saturday, March 10th to Sunday March 11th, 11am-6pm, Willamette Valley Vineyards, 8800 Enchanted Way SE, Turner, 1-800-344-9463, $

    3rd Annual Bridal Show in Lebanon: Sunday, March 11, noon-5pm, Santiam Place, Wedding & Event Hall, 139 Main St, Lebanon, 541-259-4255, $

    The Willamette River: by Patricia Benner, River Researcher: Sunday, March 11th, 2pm, Lakeside Center, Mennonite Village, Albany, 541-926-4680, free



    Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Awards Banquet: Saturday, March 10th, Linn Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-926-1517, $

    Trophy Motor Sports: Saturday, March 10, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-258-6888

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    Albany Downtown Association
    Learn Something New Day 3
    Saturday, March 10, 2007
    Historic Downtown Albany

    Over a dozen downtown businesses will hold free introductory classes on various topics. You will be able to take several of these classes throughout the day plus have time for a yummy lunch in one of our many downtown eateries.

    Businesses offering classes (so far)


    Albany Parks & Rec-Adult art and various children's activities, at the Senior Center, 489 Water St. NW

    Aromatique-Spa products incorporating tea, 333 1st Ave. W

    Communicating Vessels-Relaxation techniques and health tips, 238 3rd Ave. SE

    Downtown Magic Club-In the Flinn Block, 222 1st Ave. W

    Epowersellers-Prevent ebay fraud, 225 2nd Ave. SW

    Frogs & Pollywogs Specialty Toys-Kiddie crafts, 222 1st Ave. W

    Gray's Furniture-Easy furniture finishing methods and materials for busy people, 145 2nd Ave. SW

    Linn Genealogical Society-Discover your past, in the library in the Courthouse basement, 4th Ave.

    Oregon Sew 'N Vac-Learn to embroider, 401 1st Ave. W

    Quilt Loft-Fast fusibles, 405 1st Ave. W

    Pastime Antiques - Furniture refinishing and appraisals, 317 1st Ave. W

    Pizza King-Perfect Pasta, 231 Lyon St. SE

    Scrappin Time-Make and take cards, 434 1st Ave. W

    Spearit Beads & Co.-Making earrings (free kit), 331 2nd Ave. SW

    Star Phoenix Games-Introduction to Magic, the card game, 241 3rd Ave. SW

    Surefire-Introduction to ceramic painting, 201 2nd Ave. SW

    Velvet Touch Candies-Introduction to chocolate, 122 Ferry St. SW

    The Dentzel American Carousel Museum at 311 1st Ave. W will be open and providing tours at the class times listed above.

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    Albany Civic Theater, "Witness for the Prosecution": Thursday March 1 - Saturday March 3, 8pm, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First St SW, Albany, 928-4603

    Albany Timber Twirlers-Main Stream Square Dance: Friday March 2, 7:30-10:30pm, I00F Hall, 738 SE 5th, Albany, 541-926-0280, $

    Albany Rifle & Pistol Club Spring Gun Show: Saturday March 3 (9am-5pm), Sunday, March 4 (9am-4pm), Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-928-9953, $

    Theater Play, "Go, Dog, Go"!: Saturday March 3, 2pm & 5pm, LBCCs Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-917-4531, $

    Northwest Buckskin's Club: Saturday March 3 (8am), Sunday (8am), March 4, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 360-901-4887, free

    Festival Chorale Oregon and Salem Concert Band: Frigyes Hidas' "Requiem" - In memory of the deceased from every war in history": Sunday, March 4, at 3 P.M. , Historic Elsinore Theatre, Salem.

    Written in 1996 by Hungarian composer Frigyes Hidas' it maintains the tonalities and structure of classically oriented works, making it very listener friendly." Dr. Solveig Holmquist, music director of the Festival Chorale Oregon, will conduct both groups in the Requiem. Completing the program, John Skelton, director of the Salem Concert Band will lead the band in "Three Revelations" from the Lotus Sutra by American composer Alfred Reed, a work that complements the spirit of the requiem. News Talk 1580 KGAL
    FEBRUARY 2007

    Mid Willamette Valley Sportsman, Boat & RV Show: Friday, Feb. 23 (3-9pm), Saturday Feb. 24 (10am-8pm) and Sunday Feb. 25th (11am-5pm).

    Children's Performing Arts Series, the Performance: Fast Horses. Saturday, February 24th, 11am-noon, Linn Benton Community College Forum, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-917-7755, free.

    The Fast Horses are a Minnesota based Lakota (Native American) performing family who have been delighting audiences worldwide since 1998. Their career has spanned 3 continents, 6 countries, 44 states, and 1 province. They credit their success to the fact that they love what they do: entertaining and educating.

    Transcending age, language and cultural differences, their performance focuses on the evolution of native music and dance and Native American influences on other cultures.

    Ash and Reuben speak eloquently about the contributions of Native Americans to contemporary life. They use poetry, humor, storytelling, flute-playing, song and dance in their program. The program is a key to tap into other cultures and to unlock the fine line that binds us all together as human beings. "We love sharing the knowledge and practices of tribal people."


    Corvallis Area Home & Living Expo: Friday, February 16 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.), Saturday, February 17th, (10 a.m to 8 p.m.) and Sunday, February 19th, (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Benton County Fairgrounds, Corvallis, Oregon

    This 30th annual Home Show will include an impressive list of major sponsors and runs in conjunction with three other huge events, all in the same location. Here's a partial list of coinciding events and features that make this Home & Living Expo the one for you to be part of!

    * Multi-dealer RV Show & Sale on site
    * Plant sale on site
    * Benefit Art Show & Sale on site
    * Home-owner seminars all weekend


    Corvallis Area RV Show and Sale: Friday, February 16 (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.), Saturday, February 17th, (10 a.m to 8 p.m.) and Sunday, February 19th, (10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Benton County Fairgrounds, Corvallis, Oregon

    Art Exhibit:Willamette Valley High School Art Competition:Saturday, February 17th through Saturday, March 3rd (10am-4:30pm), at the Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St, Philomath, 541-929-6230.

    Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) Travel Series: "Ireland": Sunday, February 18th 2:00 pm in the Russell Tripp Performance Center on the LBCC Main Campus. The Feature "Ireland- Celtic Myths and Splendors" with filmmaker Sandy Mortimer.

    The films, hosted by the filmmakers (so you can interact with them), will be shown on Sunday Afternoons. Future dates and feature files are: February 18 and on April 22 Israel Today by Fran Reidelberger.

    Cost is $7 for adults and $6 for Seniors (age 62 and older) and Students season passports are $20. Tickets are now on sale on-line and at the box office. If you are not on our mailing list, sign up today by calling (541) 917-4531.

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    Witness for the Prosecution: Friday, February 16h and Saturday, February 17th at Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave SW, 928-4603.

    Super Science Saturday: Saturday, February 17th, 8:30am-3pm, Calapooia Middle School, 830 24th St SE, Albany, 541-917-7755, free.

    St. Mary's Catholic Church Mardi Gras Ball: Saturday, Feb 17, 2007. It's second annual Mardi Gras Ball on Saturday, Feb 17, 2007. This year's event will raise funds for three Corvallis charities: Benton Habitat for Humanity, HomeLife, and the Pastoral Care Center.

    Music will be provided by Kelly Thibodeaux & Etouffee. Dance teachers, Marc Green and Mary McLeod, will be on hand to give Cajun and Zydeco lessons for the first hour of the evening.

    Valentines Day: Wednesday, February 14th. Albany Senior Valentine's Banquet Noon at the Albany Senior Center. The Banquet is proud to feature John English.

    John English, known by his many fans simply as "The Voice" say he is the most exciting singer to hit the music business in many years. His Las Vegas style of entertainment performing his Tribute To Frank Sinatra has been thrilling audiences since the age of 19.

    His Tribute To Frank Sinatra will take you back to some of the greatest hits ever recorded by Ole Blue Eyes, from his days with The Harry James Band of the 30s to his days with Capital Records from 1953 to 1962. This was considered to have been Frank Sinatra's greatest recording period.

    Using a wide variety of orchestrations arranged by Music Minus One, John's rich baritone voice brings Sinatra's great music and The Big Band sound back to life.

    Our menu will be Chicken Parmesean, Pasta, Tossed Green Salad, Garlic Bread, and Cheesecake with a raspberry sauce.

    Cupid's Cowboy Challenge Rodeo: Saturday, February 10th, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-895-5335

    Linn County Kennel Club Dog Show: Saturday, February 10th and Sunday, February 11th, 8am both days at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-752-7479

    Calapooia Brewing Co., Albany, Oregon

    Greater Albany Rotary

    Crab Feed

    Calapooia Brewing Company Atrium
    140 Hill Street N.E, Albany
    Saturday, February 10th
    3 to 8 PM
    541-928-1931 Cost $35.00


    Benton County Republican Women Lincoln Day Dinner

    Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007 starting at 4:30 PM with the social gathering. Dinner will be served at 5:30 PM. The event is at Corvallis Country Club. Cost: $35.00 per person. Joining the annual dinner will be special speakers Ron and Lynn Saxton.

    This is the Benton County Republican Women's annual fundraiser. The funds are used for many community service projects. The most notable being the "Dictionary Project." Dictionaries are given to all 4th Grade students in Benton County, which includes public, private, and home-schooled children. Additional dictionaries are provided to specialized classes in middle schools and alternative learning centers. BCRW is currently in their fifth presentation, bringing the number of children served to 5,000+. Other projects include "Constitution Day" assemblies, Support of our troops, clothing donations to Altrusa for women in need of proper clothing for job interviews, scholarships for high school and college students, etc.

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    Albany Downtown Association
    Celebrate Groundhog Day with Downtown Dave!

    Friday, February 2nd
    Ground Hogs Day
    9:00 am
    1st and Lyon Street
    Historic Downtown Albany


    It's the arrival of "Downtown Dave", the downtown Albany Groundhog. Dave will be at the park at the corner of 1st and Lyon St at 9:00 am. What will happen when he emerges from the limo? Will he see his shadow? Will spring come early? Be there to find out. While you are downtown stop by participating merchants and look for pictures of Downtown Dave. If you find one you'll receive a prize or a special merchandise discount.


    Linn County Home Show: Friday February 2 (3-9pm), Saturday February 3 (10am-8pm) and Sunday February 4 (Su 11am-5pm), Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 503-364-1716


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    JANUARY 2007



    Extreme Theater 2: Friday January 26h and Sunday 28th at Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave SW, 928-4603.

    Mid-Winter Square Dance Festival: Saturday January 27th and Sunday 28th at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-367-8216,

    Linn-Benton Community College (LBCC) Travel Series from Prague to Paris and a Cruise Clint Dean: Sunday, January 28, 2:00 pm in the Russell Tripp Performance Center on the LBCC Main Campus.

    The films, hosted by the filmmakers (so you can interact with them), will be shown on Sunday Afternoons. Future dates and feature files are: February 18 Ireland- Celtic Myths and Splendors with filmmaker Sandy Mortimer and on April 22 Israel Today by Fran Reidelberger.

    Cost is $7 for adults and $6 for Seniors (age 62 and older) and Students season passports are $20. Tickets are now on sale on-line and at the box office. If you are not on our mailing list, sign up today by calling (541) 917-4531.

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    Third Annual

    Winterfest

    Saturday, January 20th

    Doors open 6:30pm

    West Albany High School
    1130 Queen Ave SW, Albany

    Brought to you by:

    Albany Public Schools Foundation
    Winterfest 2007
    What a show it was! Winterfest featured the musical talents of Jamie's Rock & Roll Legends, with feature performances by Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and a cameo by Mr. Hank Williams The evening also featured the musical talents of Albany Public School student musicians from elementary through high school.

    1580 KGAL's Radio Ray Peitz and Jim Willhight from 1580 KGAL / 920 KSHO Mced the event. Radio Ray even had a chance to play piano side by side with "Jerry Lee Lewis".

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    Jamie from Jamie's Rock and Roll Legends (the entertainers) will join us on Valley Talk, Wed. 1/17 at 11:06am.
    Lance Lipinsky from Texas does a truly amazing performance of Jerry Lee Lewis. Lance has performed all over the world as Jerry Lee Lewis. Here are a few of the places that he has performed:

    Great Balls Of Fire Tour- Australia
    Legends In Concert Atlantic City, NJ
    A Really Big Shew (Ed Sullivan Recreation Show) , Laughlin, NV
    This Lonely Heart Tour (A Musical Tribute To Roy Orbison)- Europe
    Legends of Rock & Roll- Vancouver, B.C.
    Hail Hail Rock & Roll - Las Vegas, NV
    Various locations Pacific Northwest, USA
    Monteith River Park, Albany Oregon
    QUOTES:

    "Bouncing off the piano with hands flying across the keys as fast as the lyrics roll of his tongue, Lipinsky smokes both in delivery and performance." -Laughlin Entertainer
    Winterfest 2007
    "Has poise and stage presence far beyond his years." -Jerry Fink, Las Vegas Sun

    "Stunned", Phoebe Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis' daughter

    "Fantastic", Linda Gail Lewis, Pop - Country singer & Jerry Lee Lewis' sister

    "Great, keep it up!", -Bill Medley

    "Absolutely wonderful.", -Rich Little

    Not bad for 21 years old!
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    The Tutoring Club Albany Oregon

    Children's Performing Arts Series, Saturday, January 20th, 11am-noon, Linn Benton Community College Forum, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-917-7755, free

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     FFA Ugly/Classic Truck Show
    FFA Ugly/Classic Truck Show

    Saturday, Jan 20th, 11:00 am

    Shedd Café
    Highway 99, Shedd, OR.


    BTM Barrel Racing: Friday January 19th (6:30pm), Saturday January 20th (10am) and Sunday January 21st (10am) at Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany, Oregon. 503-292-3247,

    Extreme Theater 2: Friday January 19th to Sunday January 21st at Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave SW, 928-4603.

    Cub Scout Lock In

    Cub Scout Lock In: Friday January 19, 2007, 6 pm to 7 am, Saturday, January 20, 2007. Willamette Event Center at the Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, Oregon. This is the 13th annual event and features a Medieval Theme and is expected to draw 1200+ youngsters, parents, and community volunteers. Over the course of the past few years it has quickly become the highest attended and favorite event of the local Cub Scouts and their families.

    Picture an all night slumber party filled with games, competitions, sports activities, music, demonstrations, hobbies, cultural displays, spiritual emphasis, and lots and lots of FUN! Boys have an opportunity to develop interests and skills that may lead to hobbies and life long interests. The activities are continuous, ending with a giant pizza feast, and all night "G" rated movies played on projection screens placed throughout the building.

    Brought to you in part by: Willamette Community Bank, Central Willamette Community Credit Union, and A Storage Place of Albany.


    For more information contact: Eileen Schnee, Senior District Executive, Boy Scouts of America, 541-928-6694
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    Silver Dollar Horse Show: Friday January 12th to Sunday January 14hh at Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave SW, 928-4603.

    Mild to Wild Motor Sports Swap Meet: Saturday January 13th, Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany, Oregon.

    East Albany Lions Club Gun Show: Saturday January 13th and Sunday January 14th at Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany, Oregon.

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    Special Broadcast for: AMBER ALERT AWARENESS WEEK

    A special thanks for Mike Martin at Security Alarm Corporation for bring 1580 KGAL listeners and web site viewers this special feature. Check out the Amber Alert Week Page for links and interviews to past shows on this event.

    1580 KGAL special Amber Alert Public Service Announcements and a special Amber Alert Valley Talk Broadcast on January 11th, 2007. For more information go to our special Amber Alert Web Page.

    CCT's Little Women: This show opened last week. Show dates and times for 2007 are: Thursday January 4th(7:30pm ), Friday January 5th (7:30pm), Saturday January 6th (7:30pm), and Sunday January 7th(2:30pm), 2007, Corvallis Community Theater.Adapted by: Marisha Chamberlain, From the novel by: Louisa May Alcott, Directed by: Jonathan Pedersen. The March family house and yard, 1863 --under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters -- tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy -- struggle to keep their family going while Father's away fighting in the Civil War. In this beautifully dramatized adaptation of the classic novel, even as privation, illness, and sibling rivalry cast their shadows, each girl strives to find her true self. This adaptation of the novel is based upon the first volume of Alcott's original story, and focuses on the earlier years within the March family. Includes music selections by Neal Gladstone and Audrey Perkins.

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    DECEMBER 2006

    Sweeney Promotions

    Hoof n' Holler
    : December 31st, 2006, New Years Eve at the Linn County Fairgrounds. It's Professional Bull riding, a New Year Eve's Dance, The Old West Town, Mechanical Bull, Special Events all part of a New Years Eve Celebration.

    Radio Ray's Christmas Card Program on KGAL, KSHO and available worldwide on the web.. Also the 2006 Christmas Holiday Programming Schedule for KGAL.

    Winder Wonderland, Portland Oregon


    Winter Wonderland: Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving) to New Years Day, January 1, 2007, Portland International Raceway.

    A sensational display of lights and animation spanning the track at Portland International Raceway. Enjoy the largest drive-through light show in the Northwest right from the comfort of your own car. This year's show grabs your attention with glimmers and glows around every corner. Watch for new favorites like the spectacularly animated Dinosaur World - sure to fill your car with wonder and amazement. Traditional favorites include 12 Days of Christmas, Santa jumping down an 84-foot ski slope, reindeer flying over your car and the vivid color of the giant poinsettia arch.

    Recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as the "Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi", the 14th annual Chevron Winter Wonderland will grab your attention with glimmers and glows around every corner.

    Winder Wonderland, Portland Oregon

    Spectators can enjoy the most spectacular drive-through light show in the region, viewing over 250 colorful displays and 40 fully animated scenes from the comfort of their own vehicle .Visitors this year will be amazed to travel through the Tunnel of Lights, a 200 plus foot tunnel of lights that transports visitors to distant and magical lands.

    Over one million spectators have taken the Winter Wonderland journey since its origin, helping to contribute over $385,000 and 30 tons of food to local charities.


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    From Shelton's With Love Concert: Sunday December 17, 2006 6 PM, First Assembly of God, 2817 Santiam Hwy SE, Albany, 541-926-2291

    Community Christmas Concert: 2:00 PM; Saturday, December 16, 2006 at United Presbyterian Church, corner of 5th and Broadalbin, Albany. Traditional Christmas music featuring Pastors Glenn and Sharon Edwards as narrators for The Christmas Story with familiar carols and readings from the book of St. Luke and St. Matthew. The audience will also be invited to sing along. Pastor Sharon will also sing O Holy Night. Other selections will include an abbreviated version of Tchaikowsky's The Nutcracker Suite, a number of collections of traditional Christmas carols and Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride. The concert is free but donations will be accepted. Admission: Free.

    Holiday Matinee at the Pix Theater: Saturday, December 16, 2:00 p.m. Enjoy the classic holiday movie "White Christmas" at the newly restored Pix Theater. This free event is sponsored by the Albany Downtown Association and the Pix Theater. Donations will be accepted for Linn-Benton Food Share.

    Christmas Parlour Tour: Sunday December 10, 2006 from 2 PM to 7 PM. The annual Christmas Parlour Tour of Historic Homes in Downtown Albany, Tickets will be available at Two Rivers Market the day of the event.

    Enjoy the Sounds of the Season: Saturday, December 9, 2:00 p.m. Join the Albany Downtown Association at the Venetian Theater for a traditional holiday music concert performed in a wonderful venue. The concert is our free gift to the community. Donations to Linn-Benton Food Share will be accepted.



    Downtown Albany Holiday Open House: Friday, December 1st and Saturday December 2nd.Join downtown Albany merchants on December 1st and 2nd for a fun and festive Holiday Open House. It will be a perfect way to start off your holiday shopping season.

    Winter's Eve Corvallis: Friday, December 1st, 5-10pm, Downtown Corvallis, between 2nd & 4th Sts, Corvallis

    Singing Christmas Tree: Friday, December 1st to Sunday, December 3th. Fr 7:30pm, Sa 7pm, Su 2pm, Sweet Home High School Gym, 1641 Long St, Sweet Home, 541-367-6186

    Sweet Home Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 2nd, Parade starts at 10:00 am. Note that entire Parade is on Long Street (one block South of Main Street).

    Holiday Bazaar: Saturday, December 2nd, 9am - 4pm, Sweet Home High School Gym.

    Lebanon Holidays in the Park: Saturday, December 2nd, Ralston Park, Park Street, Downtown Lebanon. Join us for the most fun of the Christmas Season at Ralston Park, Downtown Lebanon. Enjoy entertainment including a Christmas Concert by Jenni Grove. The Event is from 3-7 pm and we light the park up with over 100,000 lights at 5 pm. There will be food vendors and of course....SANTA CLAUS! The park remains illuminated for the whole community to enjoy all through the Christmas Season!

    Harrisburg Light Parade: Saturday, December 2nd.

    Community Crèche Exhibit: Friday, December 1st to Saturday, December 2nd, from 1pm to 9pm at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, at 4141 NW Harrison Blvd, Corvallis, Oregon. It's the 12th Annual Community Crèche Exhibit with over 800 crèches (nativity scenes) being displayed. Short concerts will be given each evening from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and a matinee concert from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The exhibit and concerts are free of charge.

    NOVEMBER 2006

    Albany Downtown Association
    Children's Magic Day
    Downtown Twice Around Holiday Parade
    Christmas Tree Lighting
    Saturday November 25th, 10am - evening
    Historic Downtown Albany, 541-928-2469



    Kick off the Holiday Season in downtown with the Children's Magic Day, the Downtown Twice Around Holiday Parade and Community Tree Lighting. The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25 with the Children's Magic Day activities until 2:00 p.m. Then get ready for the funniest parade around at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in and groups are encouraged to register ahead of time. All we ask is that you are "decorated for the holidays."

    Join us after the parade to sing carols and light the Community Christmas Tree at Two Rivers Market at 5:00 p.m. For more information or to register contact the ADA at 541-928-2469.


    Seven Oak Holiday Bizarre: Saturday, November 18, 2006, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Seven Oak Middle School. 550 Cascade Drive Lebanon, OR. Proceeds will go to sending our 8th graders on the Washington D. C. / New York trip. Spaces are 8 X 10 at a cost of $15.00. Sign-ups end on Tuesday the November 14th or when spaces are full. Spaces are assigned on a first-come, first serve basis. It is required that all vendors donate an item for our raffle. All proceeds will go to the D.C. trip. Our kitchen will be selling breakfast and lunch. For more information call Mary at 259-3919 or Kim at 451-5539.
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    Willamette Valley Ag Expo


    Sixth Annual Willamette Valley Ag Expo: Tuesday 14th (9am-6pm), Wednesday 10am-9pm and Thursday 16th 10am-5pm, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-791-1287.

    Workshops and Presentations by experts from OSU Extension, FFA and Industry Professionals.

    Equipment Auction- Auction Begins Wednesday November 15th with Previewing Tuesday November 14th all day.

    Trade show with over 100 vendors including the Seed Pavilion (Vendor List).

    News Talk 1580 KGAL Week of: Sunday 11/5 to Saturday 11/11 Veterans Week Patriotic Movie: The Pix Theatre on 2nd Street in downtown Albany. "Military Matinee Week" runs Monday through Thursday at 2pm daily!



    Spirit Mountain Military Fun Bus: Thursday, November 9th, Bus leaves from Heritage Mall. Veterans and/or Military will receive a FREE buffet and four hours of fun at the Casino Resort. USO suite for all Veterans and Military with free snacks.

    Senior's Veterans Day Pancake Breakfast: Thursday, November 9th for 50+ years of age. 8-9am, Albany Senior Center, 489 Water St NW, Albany, 541-917-7760

    Veterans Week Patriotic Pops Concert:Thursday, November 9th, 7:00 pm, West Albany High School. A joint concert with the WAHS Jazz Ensemble and Willamette Valley Concert Band the Veterans Day Patriotic Concert is an Annual concert at West Albany High School featuring patriotic music appropriate for the celebration of Veterans Day.

    Veteran of the Year Banquet: Friday, November 10th, Albany American Legion at 6:00 pm. (Invitation Only)

    Veterans Day Breakfast: Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11th 6-9:30am, West Albany High School Cafeteria, 1130 Queen Ave SW, Albany, 541-928-0951



    Memorial Service: Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11th, 8:00 am at Eleanor Hackleman Park

    Dignitary Coffee: Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11th , 9:00 am at the American Legion Post 10 in Albany for Military and Veterans.

    Veterans Day Parade: Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11th , starts at 10:00 am. Historic Downtown Albany. 541-974-1619, Free

    2006 Veterans Day Parade: Saturday, November 11th, 10:00 am, Historic Downtown Albany.

    Albany Oregon is host to the largest Veterans Day Celebration west of the Mississippi with the highlight being the annual parade in downtown starting at 10:00 a.m. Come early to get a good spot along the parade route and visit one of downtown's bakeries or coffee shops to warm you up while you wait. Many shops will be open after the parade, so plan to make a day of it in downtown.

    The Veterans Commemoration Association and Spirit Mountain Casino, an enterprise of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde are proud to present the 2006 Veterans Day Parade in Albany, one of the longest running parades in the nation!

    WWII Era Dance w/ Stolen Sweets and FREE BBQ: Sunday, November 12th The dance for all volunteers, military and sponsors. This will finish off a great week that honors our Veterans and Military.

    Spaghetti Lunch: Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11th, - 3:00 pm at the American Legion Post 10 in Albany

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    Election 2006 Coverage Archives

    News Talk 1580 KGAL Presents Election 2006 with Weldon Greig and Jim Willhight News Talk 1580 KGAL Presents Election 2006 with Weldon Greig and Jim Willhight
    News Director Weldon Greig and Operations Manager Jim Willhight

    Willhight Programming and Web Services and Navis Shipping and Packing Willhight Programming and Web Services

    Corvallis Community Theatre Dracula: Started November 3rd. LAST SHOW: Sunday, November 12th, Majestic Theater, Corvallis.

    This production will be the subject of Valley Talk with host Host Jim Willhight at 11:06 am on Thursday, November 2nd.

    DRACULA
    Written by: Steven Dietz
    Based on the novel by: Bram Stoker
    Directed by: Damian Arlyn
    Performances: November 3, 4, 5(M) and 9**, 10, 11, 12(M), 2006
    Location: Majestic Theater (M) Matinee 2:30 p.m. performance; regular show time 7:30 p.m.
    **Bargain Thursday - all seats $10

    For a suspense and horror-filled adventure, follow the exploits of the evil Count Dracula as he travels back and forth from Transylvania to England as the small group of men and women try desperately to find and destroy him. Dracula is an iconic literary figure. He is at times humorous and thought-provoking, sometimes exciting, scary and romantic, but most important of all he is extremely entertaining. Not recommended for small children or the easily frightened.

    Ticket Prices: $8.00-$10.00
    Purchase Tickets Online or by calling (541) 738-SHOW (7469)

    Corvallis Community Theatre Dracula Web Site, P.O. Box 756, Corvallis, OR 97339


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    Naturally Fun Fiber Show: Saturday, November 4th, 10am-4pm, Albany Senior Center, 489 Water St NW, Albany, 541-917-7777, Free
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    OCTOBER 2006



    Albany Downtown Association


    Downtown Trick or Treating & Kids Costume Contest: Saturday, October 28th, 10:30am. Costume contest, 11am-1pm trick or treating, Downtown Albany, Free, 541-928-2469, www.albanydowntown.com

    Ghouls and Goblins, Pirates and Princesses will delight visitors to downtown on Saturday, October 28, 2006. Shops will hand out treats to costumed children from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Participating merchants will display orange and black balloons. The Albany Downtown Association will host a costume contest at 10:00 AM in Two Rivers Market. One boy and one girl will win in four age categories. The Albany Visitors Association and Albany Downtown Association will pass out treat bags sponsored by Pediatric Dental Associates, who will provide toothbrushes for children. For more information call 541-928-2469.


    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon
    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon

    Fourth Annual Celebration of Community: Thursday, October 26th, Linn-Benton Community College, 6pm. This year's theme "Building Tomorrow's Community Today" focuses on plans for the future expansion of Mennonite Village. For tickets: Phone: 541-928-7232
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    Warren Miller's Off the Grid
    Warren Miller's Off the Grid

    Warren Millers latest movie "Off the Grid":, Wednesday, October 25th, 8:00pm, OSU - LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium

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    Western Regional Alpaca & Llama Association Show:: Saturday October 14th- Sunday, October 15th at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, Free, 503-831-0850



    Westward to Oregon 1845: Sunday, October 15th 2pm, Lakeside Center Mennonite Village, 5353 Columbus St SE, Albany, 541-926-4680, Free
    Learn Something New 2 in Downtown Albany: Saturday, October 14, 2006, 10 am - 4pm, Historic Downtown Albany

    Learn a new hobby or lifestyle with FREE introductory demonstrations held throughout the day at over a dozen downtown locations. Here is the list of merchants and classes:

    Aromatique: Making lotions and creams, 333 1st Ave. W
    Quilt Loft: Introduction to quilting, 405 1st Ave. W
    Scrappin Time: Make and take cards, 434 1st Ave. W
    Two Rivers Fly Shop: Learn to tie fishing flys, 204 1st Ave. W
    Downtown Magic Club: Learn some new tricks, 222 1st Ave. W
    Oregon Sew N' Vac: Learn machine embroidery, 401 1st Ave. W
    Velvet Touch: Introduction to chocolate, 122 Ferry St. SW
    Spirit Beads & Co.: How to make earrings, 331 2nd Ave. SW
    e-Powersellers: e-bay and Paypal questions, 225 2nd Ave. SW
    Pizza King: Perfect pizza 101, 231 Lyon St. S
    Key Bank: How to balance your checkbook, 128 3rd Ave. SW
    Surefire: Pottery painting techniques, 201 2nd Ave. SW
    Dentzel American Carousel Museum: Carving carousel animals, 311 1st Ave. W

    All demonstrations will be held at 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm. The Wine Depot will be offering a wine tasting from noon to 1:00 pm at Two Rivers Market, 300 2nd St. SW. Keep checking back as more classes may be added. Call the ADA at 928-2469 if you have any questions.


    St. Boniface Annual Chicken BBQ Dinner: Sunday, October 8th, 11am to 3:00pm, 376 E. Main St, Sublimity, OR (Sublimity Middle School next to church).

    Mennonite Fall Festival: Saturday, October 7th, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, Free, 541-928-1865

    Walk for the Cause: Saturday, October 7th, Registration 8:30am, Walk 9:30am, Linn County Courthouse Steps / City Hall, 4th & Broadalbin, Albany, 541-928-6311

    SEPTEMBER 2006

    Flinn Block Mall Grand Re-Opening After Fire

    The Flinn Block retail mall grand re-opening will take place on Friday, September 29th, with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the building at 10 a.m.


    Flinn Block Today


    The mall has been closed since the fire that took place in the Thai Tip restaurant portion of the building on August 16, 2006. This fire, widely reported by television, radio and print media in the Willamette Valley, was caused by failure of a cord to an appliance in the restaurant.

    Initial time estimates to rehabilitate the retail mall ranged between three and six months. However, as a result of significant effort and investment, the restoration took just six weeks.

    Merchants in the Flinn Block mall are eager to re-open; some will be offering specials during the grand re-opening weekend. Tenants in the retail mall include: \

    * Frogs & Pollywogs toy store
    * Movies and Magic - classic movies and magician supplies
    * In The Lens Photography
    * Annie Mowry, Licensed Massage Therapist
    * Chandra's Boutique, a new art and candle shop
    * ReLook Nook - women's consignment clothing and kitchen ware
    * KGAL Valley Talk Studio
    * Whispering Willows Antiques
    * New Wine Fellowship, a church


    The Flinn Block is a unique historic structure in downtown Albany, considered by many to be the finest example of cast iron architecture in the entire Pacific Northwest, and is listed on the national historic register.




    Flinn Block the Day of the Fire August 16th, 2006


    The new owners, Marc & Anni Manley of Albany, are in the midst of a comprehensive rehabilitation effort being completed with assistance from the City of Albany's Central Albany Revitalization Agency (CARA). Recent improvements include a newly painted exterior featuring historically accurate colors. "We're so pleased the mall is reopening," said Anni Manley, "and hope that lots of folks will come out to see how nice the newly painted buildings look. They really are transforming the streetscape of downtown Albany."

    News Talk 1580 KGAL
    Albany Chamber Businesses on Display: Wednesday, September 20th, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-926-1517

    Oregon Covered Bridge Festival: Saturday September 16th (9 am - 7 pm) and Sunday, September 17th (9am - 5pm), Pioneer Park, 7th & Marion, Stayton, 503-585-7088 or 503-769-8608

    News Talk 1580 KGAL

    Alterra Mature Living Expo

    Thanks to all who attended the
    Alterra Mature Living Expo
    on Saturday, September 16th
    Heritage Mall




    Here were some of the details on event:

    When: Saturday, September 16th (10 am - 7 pm)

    Where: Albany's Heritage Mall

    What: Vendors, Contests and live entertainment

    Cost: FREE

    Parking: Lots of parking at Mall Parking lot and it's FREE



    Greater Albany Public Schools Eat and Run:: Friday, September 15h, 5pm - 8pm, Wyatt's Eatery, 211 First Ave SW, Albany. Eat portion of the fundraiser. Tickets $5.00 at the door. The run is Saturday, September 16th, 9 - 11 am, registration 8am, West Albany High School.

    Antiques in the Streets: Saturday, September 9, 2006.Sale hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. rain or shine. Also with this event the KSHO/KGAL Antique and Collectable Appraisal Show featuring appraiser Gary Germer. Gary Germer will be on site in Historic Downtown Albany conducing the Official KSHO / KSHO Antique and Collectables Appraisal Show. Appraisal Hours: 10 am - 2pm.


    KGAL / KSHO Antique and Collectables Appraisal Show

    Jim Willhight from KGAL/ KSHO, Gary Germer KGAL/KSHO Antique Expert Appraiser and "customer".

    Appraisals conducted by Gary Germer
    Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire:Saturday, September 9th - Sunday, September 10th., Kings Valley, Hwy 223 & Grant Road, Philomath, 541-929-4897



    Fifties in the Fall Car Show:: Rolling Oldies Car Show, Saturday, September 9th, 9am-3pm, Old Middle School Grounds, Santiam Hwy, Lebanon, 541-928-6855

    AUGUST 2006


    Wah Chang Northwest Art and Air Festival

    Northwest Art and Air Festival: Friday August 25 - Sunday, August 27th.


    Willamette River Festival: Friday, August 18th - Sunday, August 20th.

    Alterra

    Alterra presents Senior Swim Night

    Alterra and 920 KSHO Senior Swim Night: Wednesday, August 16th, 7 - 9pm. Join our sister station 920 KSHO as we broadcast live from a swimming pool. It's a special Senior Swim Night at the Swanson Cool! Action Center in Albany. The special broadcast is brought to you by Alterra.
    KGAL/KSHO Antique and Collectables Appraisal Show Friday August 4th, 12 Noon to 4pm, Benton County Fair and Rodeo at the Florel Gardens, Right next to Yellow (South) Gate.

    This is the first year we will bring our Antique and Collectables Appraisal show at the Benton County Fair. The show features Gary Germer the Antique Appraisal expert on KATU.



    Benton County Fair and Rodeo: Wednesday August 2 - Sunday, August 6



    Oregon Jamboree
    Friday August 4 - Sunday, August 6



    Friday, August 4th, 2006
    1:30 p.m. Gates Open
    6:45 p.m. Keith Anderson
    9:00 p.m. Gretchen Wilson

    Saturday, August 5th, 2006
    10:30 a.m. Gates Open
    2:45 p.m. Ryan Shupe & Rubberband
    4:30 p.m. Josh Turner
    6:30 p.m. Charley Pride
    9:00 p.m. Randy Travis

    Sunday, August 6th, 2006

    Albany's own Alexis

    10:30 a.m. Alexis
    2:00 p.m. Rockie Lynne
    4:15 p.m. John Michael Montgomery
    6:30 p.m. Carrie Underwood



    JUly 2006

    Twilight in the Garden

    Saturday, July 29, 4 to 10 pm at the Holstein House a presentation of the Linn County Master Gardener's Association.

    Preforming musicians include: Figs 'n' Thistles, Conservatory for Music Education, Suzanna Doyle, and the woodwind trio lead by Jane Gilman. Restaurants include: Le Patissiere, Mrs. B's Teas, Pizza King, and Wildfire Restaurant (formerly Intabas Woodfired Eatery). Wineries include: Springhill Cellars, Spindrift Cellars, and Pheasant Court Winery. Chaffin Farm will be offering lighted, horse-drawn surrey rides and the Enduring A's Auto Club will be showing antique automobiles. There are $100's of dollars in raffle items and of course the spectacular lighted garden.

    Location: Holstein House Gardens and Arts, 31704 SE Oakville Rd. Shedd, Oregon
    Gate fee is $5.00 per person, children under 12 free, but must be accompanied by an adult.

    Sponsored by Linn and Benton Co OSU Master Gardeners with the support of Roger Truax, Allstate Insurance; KGAL/KSHO Radio; Ringo, Stuber, Ensor, & Hadlock, PC, Attorneys at Law; Randy Jones Chevrolet/Mitsubishi; Tom's Garden Center; Nichol's Garden Nursery; Hendrix Heating & Air Conditioning; Keith E. Sandberg, State Farm Insurance; Peoria Gardens (Wholesale only); Curt's Dirt; Camelid Healthcare Services; Eastgate Veterinary Clinic & Ark Animal Hospital; Oregon Master Gardener Association; Oregon State University Bookstore; and Shonnard's Nursery.

    Tickets available in Albany at Albany Visitors Center, Toms Garden Center, Poets Garden, Nichols Garden Nursery, KOA Campground; in Corvallis at Garland Nursery, Albright & Raw Pharmacy, Inside Out Garden Visions, Schmidts Garden Center; in Philomath at Shonnard's Nursery & Florist, The Wine Vault; in Lebanon at Green Thumb Garden Center; in Shedd at Holstein House Gardens & Arts


    Linn County Fair

    Linn County Fair:
    Thursday, July 20 - Sunday, July 23

    Lebanon Art in the Park
    Art in the Park- Lebanon: Saturday, July 22nd, 10am - 6pm, Ralston Park.

    A show and sale of fine artisans of the Willamette Valley & NW

    Demos, info, live music, cultural dances, Historic fun walk & more!
    Booth space available: 541-258-5337
    A benefit for Lebanon Area Habitat for Humanity


    Proudly sponsored by Linn County Cultural Coalition, City of Lebanon, Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce

    Art in the Park Entertainment:

    10-11:00 Jordan's Promise, Christian Band
    11:15-11:50 Cascade Performing Arts - Children's dance groups
    12-1:00 Rhythm Rockers, members of Cherry City Cloggers
    1:00-1:30 Gypsy Circle, Belly dancing troupe
    1:30-2:20 Don Sansone & Tim, electric guitars, classic rock & roll
    2:45-3:35 Don Sansone & Tim, electric guitars, classic rock & roll
    3:45-4:15 Steve Martin sings Buzz Martin logger songs
    4:15-5:00 Local Christian Acoustical group
    5:00-6:00 Barry Bilderback Trio featuring Sapphire, Swing and Society Style Jazz
    Also Historic fun walk sponsored by Lebanon First Christian Church



    KSHO / KGAL
    Antique and Collectables Appraisal Show

    Thursday, July 20, Linn County Fair Opening Day
    Join us Thursday, July 20th @ 12 Noon at the Linn County Fair This year Gary Germer the Antique Appraisal Expert on KATU will once again head the appraisal team. Also joining Gary will be Steve Wulff from Mid-Valley Gems & Jewelry.


    KSHO / KGAL Antique and Collectables Appraisal Show

    MORE pictures from last year's event.

    When: July 20th, 2006 from Noon to 5 pm.

    Where: Willamette Event Center at the Linn County Fair

    Limits: Two items per person and no Guns

    This is the opening day of the Linn County Fair in Albany, Oregon. The fair opens at 11:00 am with the first appraisals to start at noon. We close the final appraisals at 5:00pm. Although several of our appraisers are have professional certification these appraises are not certified appraisals.




    Albany Downtown Association

    Crazy Days: Friday July 14 & Saturday, July 15 2006. Street Dance Friday Night and look for an old-fashioned sidewalk sale throughout historic downtown Albany. Be sure to get there early for the best buys!




    Corvallis da Vinci Days: Friday, July 14 - Sunday, July 16




    Jefferson Mint Festival: Friday July 14th and Saturday, July 15th 9am-9:30pm, various locations in Jefferson, Free, 541-327-2953



    Philomath Frolic and Rodeo: Thursday, July 6 - Sunday, July 9

    Sportsman's Holiday and Logger Rodeo: Thursday, July 6 - Sunday, July 9

    Sweet Home Rodeo: Thursday, July 6 - Sunday, July 9
    Star Spangled Celebration: Tuesday, July 4th, Cheadle Lake Park, Lebanon

    Celebrate Freedom: Tuesday, July 4th, 6pm, Monteith Park, 489 Water St NW, Albany, 541-926-2291, Free

    Corvallis Red White & Blues Festival: Sunday, July 2 - Tuesday, July 4


    Philomath Classic Car Show


    Philomath Classic Car Show: Saturday, July 1, 10am-2pm. Philomath City Park.

    JUNE 2006


    JUNE 2006

    Oregon Welsh Pony Society Show: Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th, 8am, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 503-769-1866, Free

    Eagles State Convention: Wednesday, June 21st-Saturday, June 24th. Historic Downtown, Albany, 541-928-2469

    Linn County Pioneer Picnic: Friday, June 16th from 1-11pm, Saturday, June 17th 7am-11pm, and Sunday, June 18th from 7am-5pm. Pioneer Park, Park St, Brownsville, 541-446-5656, free.

    Tennessee Walking Horse Show: Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th at Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, Free, 541-491-3888

    Carousel Celebration: Saturday, June 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It's the 1st annual "Save the Date" Carousel Celebration. Bill Dentzel will be there to sign Dentzel Carousel posters. There will be live entertainment, Carousel carving and painting demonstrations plus wonderful appetizers and beverages from Arcade Gourmet. The event will be on Montgomery St. between 1st and Water. Tickets are $25, contact the ADA office at 928-2469 for information.

    Lebanon Strawberry Festival: Thursday, June 1st - Sunday, June 4th, Lebanon.

    LBCC Music Comedy, Once Upon A Mattress: Thursday June 1, Friday, June 2 and June 3 at 7:30 p.m. and June 4th at 4:00 pm. Friday, Linn-Benton Community College's Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.Once Upon A Mattress is based on the fairy tale of The Princess and The Pea, originally written by Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer as part of a summer camp project. It is co-directed by LBCC theater instructor George Lauris and LBCC music instructor Susan Peck, with choreography by Barbara Platt.

    Denim & Diamonds: Saturday, June 3rd, 5-10pm. The Children's Farm Home is hosting their 7th annual Denim & Diamonds event with a theme of "Fly Me to the Moon" at the Corvallis Airport. Music provided by The Other Dave & Friends.

    MAY 2006

    Bi-Mart Value Added Program

    Local Events brought to you by the Bi-Mart Added Value Partners.


    Linn County Lamb and Wool Festival and Northwest Sheep Dog Trails:

    Friday, May 18- Sunday, May 21 in Scio. Street Dance Friday night. Parade Saturday at 11:00am. Big Band Swing Dance Saturday Night. Arts, Crafts and Food from Friday afternoon on. Carnival from noon Friday at the Scio High School Parking lot.

    Boy Scouts Big 5 Camporall: May 19 - 21st, Timber Linn Park, Albany, Oregon. Theme: Then and Now.



    American Cancer Society Relay for Life:

    It may have rained but that it not stop of spirt of the American Cancer Societies Relay for Life in Lebanon on the weekend of Friday, May 19 - Saturday, May 20th.

    Over $40,000 was raised on this local event! Thanks to all of those who participated, the organizers and sponsors.


    Willamette Master Chorus Spring Concert: Saturday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 at 3:00 p.m. at Hudson Hall in the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center on the campus of Willamette University in Salem.The Willamette Master Chorus, the mid-valley's premier auditioned choral ensemble, proudly announces its Spring Concert. Inspired by the theme of "King David, Soldier, Psalmist, Shepherd"; the chorus will pair Igor Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms" with Arthur Honegger's "King David". Portland sports and radio celebrity Bill Schonely, will be the featured narrator. As a fellow singer and lover of choral music, Schonely will tell the story of King David, the greatest of the kings of Israel. Based principally on the books of I Kings and I and II Samuel in the Old Testament, the piece traces David's life from his humble beginnings to his death.

    Grant Johnson Memorial Concert: Saturday, May 13th, 7pm, Lebanon High School.

    Discover Downtown

    Friday, May 5th, Historic Downtown Albany.The annual Upstairs Downtown Tour will take place on May 5, 2006 from 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitors will get a chance to see some of the unique urban living spaces in the in the upper stories of downtown buildings, some of which have not been open to the public for years. The tour is free to the public and a part of our monthly 1st Friday event, intended to invite people downtown and show them some of the things that make this district special.

    Albany Downtown Association

    KGAL / KSHO Street Dance: Friday, May 5th, Historic Downtown Albany, 8pm - 11pm with Rock and Roll Oldies.

    APRIL 2006

    Relay for Life Team Leaders Meeting. Tuesday, April 25, @ 5:30pm at Lebanon's Big Town Hero on main.

    Wizard of Oz: April 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12, 13 all at 7:30 PM, and two matinees May 6 and 13 @ 1:00 PM at West Albany High School. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors (age 65+). The cast has over 100 students, including 46 from Liberty Elementary, two from Memorial Middle School, one from South Albany High School, and the rest from West Albany High School. The orchestra pit will have 19 musicians.

    Strawberry Stakes Casino Night: Friday, April 28th, 7-10pm. Lebanon Elks Lodge, 630 Park St, Lebanon. sponsored by the Lebanon Area Chamber of commerce. 541-258-7164, free

    News Talk 1580 KGAL
    Just One More Dance: April 18 - 21 (6:30pm), Corvallis High School. The 2006 Holocaust Memorial Week program has expanded beyond the borders of the OSU campus to include a unique partnership between Oregon State University, the Corvallis 509J School district and the greater Corvallis Community. The Holocaust Memorial Week Committee is proud to announce the North American premiere of the critically acclaimed Holocaust play Just One More Dance, based on the autobiography of Auschwitz survivor Ernest Levy, from April 18-21, 2006 at the Corvallis High School theatre. Tickets for the public performances are $10 ($5 for students and seniors) and can be reserved by phoning 541-737-2784, by emailing, or purchased at the box office of the newly renovated Corvallis High School theatre and auditorium, located at 836 NW 11 Street in Corvallis, starting at 6:30pm each evening.


    Cub Scouts Fishing Derby- Saturday, April 22, Waverly Park, 8-11am, Free

    Cub Scouts Pine Wood Derby Finals- Saturday, April 22, Memorial Middle School 1-4pm, Free


    Oregon Garden's Earth Day Oregon Garden's Earth Day

    Marion County/ Oregon Garden's Earth Day: Saturday, April 22nd. 10am-4pm


    Selco Family Living Expo

    Selco Family Living Expo

    Family Living Expo 2005


    NewsTalk 1580 KGAL SELCO Family Living Expo: Saturday, April 1 (10 am - 7pm), Heritage Mall, Albany

    MARCH 2006

    NW Horse Fair and Expo: Thursday, March 16 - Sunday, March 19, Linn County Fair and Expo Center

    Mozart and Friends Concert: Sunday, March 19, 3pm at Russell Tripp Performance Center at Linn-Benton Community College.

    Community Wellness Symposium: March 15, 7:30 am - 12:30pm, Linn-Benton Community College. [Podcast- Audio Archive of Valley Talk Interview about event]

    Pink Ribbon Tea: Breast cancer fundraiser. Saturday, March 11 @1:00 pm at Corvallis Senior Center. [Podcast- Audio Archive of Valley Talk Interview about event]

    FEBRUARY 2006

    Greater Albany Rotary Crab Fest: Saturday, February 11th

    Winterfest: Friday, February 3rd @ Albany's Assembly of God Church on Santiam featuring The Dallas Brass along with an acapella group out of Eugene called Rez-N-8 (pronounced Resonate) plus student musicians and singers. Tickets are available now and are $30 per person in advance or $35 at the door. There is a full family option at $75. Net proceeds go to support music programs in the Greater Albany Public Schools. We will have MORE DETAILS on this web site soon on the event.

    JANUARY 2006

    LUNAFEST

    January 28, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University

    This festival of short films "by, for, or about women" will benefit the Benton County Breast and Cervical Cancer Coalition, The Breast Cancer Fund, and the OSU Women's Center. The event also will feature a show of healing quilts by local artists.

    Purchase tickets now at and after January 1st at LaSells Stewart Center, the OSU Women's Center, Grass Roots Bookstore, and Rice's Pharmacy ($10 general admission/$8 students). Learn more about LUNAFEST( at www.lunabar.com or call Linda Lovett at 738-6875.

    A Fine and Pleasant Misery: January. 20 & 21 (8 PM) and Jan. 22 (2 PM), Majestic Theatre. A one man show based on the book of the same name by Patrick McManus featuring actor Tim Behrens; producer Majestic Theatre Management Education & Performance program. General admission, $17; children 12 & under, $12; Majestic box office, W-F 12N - 6PM, 738-7469

    Cub Scout Lock In: Friday, January 20 (6pm start) - Saturday, January 21. Linn County Fairgrounds Willamette Event Center

    DECEMBER 2005

    Hoof 'n Holler Professional Bullriding and Dance: Saturday, December 31st, 7:30pm, Linn County Fairgrounds

    KGAL Radio Christmas Album

    Radio Ray's Christmas Card Program on KGAL: Friday, December 23rd, 2 - 6 pm and again Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25th from 10am - 2pm.

    Linn Benton Concert Band Holiday Concert: Saturday, December 17th (1PM) at at United Presbyterian Church in Albany.

    Albany Downtown Concert:.Saturday, December 17, 2:00 p.m. at the Venetian Theater in Historic Downtown Albany. Join the Albany Downtown Association for a concert by the West Albany High School Choir. Enjoy traditional holiday music performed high school students in a wonderful venue. The concert is our free gift to the community.

    Salem Concert Band Premier: Wings: Sunday, December 18th (3:00pm) at Historic Elsinore Theater.

    Linn-Benton Job Youth Fair: Tuesday, December 13, 8:45-12:45pm. Linn-Benton Community College

    Holiday Concert: Saturday, December 10th (3pm) LaSells Stewart Center featuring Heart of the Valley Children's Choirs. >Heart of the Valley Children's Choirs is in it's 22nd year of singing. It's Choirs have delighted audiences all over the world as well as here in our own community. Over the years we have performed for children in orphanages in Eastern Europe and Asia, participated in church services in famous European cathedrals, shared the stage with the Vienna Boys Choir, and participated in choral workshops, most recently for Chinese choral directors at their National Choral Convention during a 10 day tour of China.

    Holidays in the Park: Saturday, December 3rd 3-7pm, Ralston Park, Park & Maple Sts, Lebanon, 541-258-4263

    Sweet Home Christmas Parade: Saturday, December 3

    Christmas in Sweet Home: Friday, December 2 - Sunday, December 4

    Calapooia Middle School Holiday Bazaar: Saturday, December 3rd (8am - 6pm) - Sunday, December 4th (10am - 4pm).

    Town & Country Christmas Bazaar: Friday, December 2 - Sunday, December 4 (Fr 5-9pm, Sa 12noon-6pm, Su 12noon-5pm) Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 541-928-2970

    Winter's Eve Corvallis: Friday, December 2nd

    Fall Choral Concert - LBCC Concert Choir: Thursday, December 1st - 7:30pm, Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, 541-917-4531

    NOVEMBER 2005

    Albany Twice Around Downtown
    Downtown Twice Around Parade: Saturday, November 26th @ 3:00 pm

    Community Tree Lighting: Saturday, November 26th @ 5:00 pm following parade

    Veterans Day Patriotic Pops Concert by the Linn Benton Concert Band, Saturday November 19 @ 7:30 p.m., Lebanon Elks, Lodge Ballroom, corner of Park and Ash Streets, Lebanon, Oregon

    Willamette Valley Ag Expo Willamette Valley Ag Expo: Tuesday November 15 - Thursday, November 17th @ Linn County Fair Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 1-800-858-2005

    Holiday Craft Fair: Saturday, November 12th, 9am-4pm, Benton County Fairgrounds, Handmade Crafts only, Free Admission, Human Society Raffle - giveaways every 1/2 hour, Fresh Hot Food, Free Parking

    Beaver Jam 05!: Friday, November 11th, 9pm. This is a concert and pep rally following the OSU Women s Basketball game, which starts at 7:00 p.m. The event will feature the OSU Marching Band, directed by Brad Townsend, and many special guests. Townsend will lead the marching band in a performance of halftime and pre-game show music, as well as many fans favorites stands tunes and cheers. Special guests include the OSU Cheerleaders, Dance Team, the Color Guard, twirler Jill Thoeny, and, of course, Benny the Beaver. All ages are welcome to come and enjoy this evening of OSU spirit to get fired up for the Dad s Weekend football game with Stanford on Saturday, November 12th.

    Veterans Day Breakfast and Parade: Friday, November 11th. Breakfast 6-9:30 am at West Albany High School sponsored by the Optimists. To order a DVD Copy of the Parade (portion of the proceeds go to Veterans Commemoration Association) order online at Wright Media Group (1-800-93909736).

    Thanks for the Melodies at Music a la Carte: Thursday, November 10 at noon in the Memorial Union Lounge on OSU Campus. The Oregon State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, under the direction of G. Mancho Gonzalez, will perform.

    Election Day: Tuesday, November 8th. Linn County Election Web Site or Benton County Election Site. Tune into News Talk 1580 KGAL starting at 8:06 on Election Night for the local election results.

    Fairview Community Church Harvest Party: Sunday, November 6th (3pm - 7pm), Fairview Community Church, 30337 Fairview Rd., Lebanon. It's a free Harvest Party open to everyone featuring kid carnival games for children, face painting, family games, free hot drinks, and other festive goodies. Free Hot Soup and Bread will be served and the evening will conclude with a praise and worship sing along and message. Bring a can of food to donate to families in need, and receive free tickets to participate in special activities. The Fairview Community Church is located off Hwy 20 approximately 6 miles east out of Lebanon heading toward Sweet Home. Event goers should take the McDowell Creek Park Exit off of Highway 20 onto Fairview Rd.. Head straight on Fairview Rd. approximately 1.5 miles until reaching the stop sign at the corner of McDowell Creek and Fairview Rds. You will see the church immediately ahead and to the left of the stop. Questions contact Kelli Clark, 541-258-2744.

    Willamette Valley Kennel Club: Saturday Nov. 5 - Sunday, Nov, 6. @ 8am, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 360-687-7983

    Naturally Fun Fiber Show: Saturday, Nov. 5 (9:30am-4pm) Albany Senior Center, 489 NW Water, Albany, 541-917-7777

    World's Greatest Hobby: Saturday November 5 (10 am - 6m ) and Sunday, November 6 (Noon-6pm), Free at Main Branch of Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Main Branch, 645 NW Monroe

    Recall Judge James Ralley: Saturday, November 5th 9-11am at 4669 River Road in Salem.

    Operation Welcome Home

    Benefit for "F Troop" Homecoming: Tuesday, November 1st, 6:30pm. Lebanon Chapel, 2900 South Main Street, Lebanon. It's a Spaghetti Feed with live music from local County star Alexsis. $10.00. This event will raise funds for a special "Welcome Home" to our local troops.

    OCTOBER 2005

    Corvallis Caring Place Trick or Treat: Monday, Oct. 31, 2005 (6-8 pm). Safe, fun and dry indoor Trick or Treating for Kids at Corvallis Caring Place Assisted Living. 750 NW 23rd St. Corvallis, OR (2 blocks west of Fred Meyer). All costumed children are welcome.
    Lebanon Merchant Trick-Or-Treating: Monday, October 31, 3:30 -4:30 Downtown and 4:30 - 5:30 at the plaza
    OSSA Snosports Expo and Convention: Fri., October 28th - Sat., October 29th. Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 503-838-3960
    Downtown Albany Halloween Trick or Treating: Saturday, October 29th

    Celebration of Community

    News Talk 1580 KGAL
    Celebration of Community again this year is at Linn Benton Community College with great food from the Culinary Arts Program, Thursday evening, October 27th. It's the Mennonite Village's annual community fundraiser. The evening's entertainment will be the Salem Boy's Choir. There will be a drawing for a beautiful quilt and this year they will auction off a print titled "The Amish Homestead". The artist, Dorothy Hollinger, painted this as her last piece just before she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

    Warren Miller's Higher Ground: Tuesday, October 25 @ 8pm, LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium.
    American Roots Festival: Saturday, October 22nd
    Pacific Northwest Poultry Association Show: Saturday, October 22- Sunday October 23, opens @ 8am, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd, Albany, 360-687-4532, free

    Rockin' the Cradle of Jazz

    News Talk 1580 KGAL
    Rockin' the Cradle of Jazz: Saturday, October 15th.

    It's a fund raiser for United Way of Benton County featuring jazz icon Reggie Houston bringing an all-star musical and entertainment ensemble to the LaSells Stewart Center as a fundraiser for the United Way. In addition to Houston, New Orleans sensation Charmaine Neville, along with natty piano wizard Amasa Miller, will lend their talents to the performance. Neville, of the famous Neville family, began her career backing up the Neville Brothers and went on to perform with the Survivors-a group of which Neville and Houston were both members. Tickets are $30 for general admission and a limited number of packages that include reserved seats and a pre-concert meet and greet with the musicians will be sold for $75 each. For more information, contact the United Way of Benton County at 541-757-7717. Tickets are available at: Gracewinds Music, Rice's Pharmacy and UWBC Community Building.

    Alzheimer's Network Walk to Remember: Saturday, October 15th
    Santiam Kalapuya Cultural History: Sunday, October 16th
    Willamette Valley Quilt Show: Thursday, October 6 - Saturday. October 8



    Harvest of Hope Auction: Saturday, October 8th (5pm Silent Auction, 6:30 pm dinner) at First Christian Church. This is a benefit for Albany Helping Hands, Fish of Albany, Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, Linn-Benton Mediation Services, Pastoral Counseling Center and Pre-Primary Speech and Language.

    Oregon Mennonite Festival for World Relief: Saturday, October 8th

    Big Night for the Big Easy: Sunday October 2nd, 4 to 10 pm at West Hills Congregational Church, West Hills, Blvd. Corvallis OR. Katrina Fundraiser. Suggested donation: $10. Local musicians share their talents and donate their time to raise money for victims of Katrina. Performers include the Free Range Chix, Halie Loren, Soulstice, Soundwaves, Rita Brown, Gumbo, Sid Rosen, Isaac Jones, Puttin' on the Bitz, and John Maddy, with a special appearance by the Pirate Guys. All proceeds go to Catholic Charities hurricane relief. Donations can be sent to: St. Mary's Hurricane Relief 501 NW 25th St. Corvallis, OR 97330. Please reference "Big Night" on your check.

    Soroptimist of Albany Walk for the Cause:Saturday, October 1st

    Interfaith Community of Corvallis Conference: Saturday October 1st 7pm ( First Presbyterian Church in Corvallis).

    Celebration of Healing: Saturday, October 1st at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Corvallis.

    SEPTEMBER 2005
    Corvallis Fall Festival: Sat. Sept. 24 - Sunday Sept. 25
    Albany Rose Society Rose Show: Saturday Sept. 24 - Sunday Sept. 25
    Albany Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Show:Saturday Sept. 24 - Sunday Sept. 25
    Paws in the Park Petwalk: Saturday, September 24
    Robert Cray Band Concert OSU's LaSells Steward Center
    Robert Cray Band Concert: Tuesday, September 20th @ LaSells Stewart Center.
    Businesses on Display: Wednesday, September 21
    Covered Bridge Festival 2005 Covered Bridge Festival:
    Stayton and vicinity- Saturday September 17 - Sunday, September 18

    Alterra Mature Living Expo Alterra Mature Living Expo
    Alterra Mature Living Expo: Saturday, September 17, 10am - 7pm at the Heritage Mall. Join us for this decade old tradition. Non stop entertainment, contests, exhibitors and more!

    GAPS Foundation Eat and Run: Friday September 16 (5-8pm @ Wyatt's Eatery) - Saturday, September 17 (run at WAHS). Join us for a live broadcast on our sister station 920 KSHO from the "Eat" Friday night part of the weekend event.
    Saturday, September 17
    Antiques & Art in the Streets: Saturday, September 10
    Safehaven Humane Society's "Keisha's Challenge": Saturday, September 10
    Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire: Sat., September 10th - Sunday, September 11
    W Oregon State Fair, Fun Oregon
    Oregon State Fair: Friday, August 26 - Monday, September 5th.
    AUGUST 2005
    Wah Chang Northwest Art and Air Festival
    Northwest Art and Air Festival:Friday August 26 - Sunday, August 28th.
    Crawfordsville Bridge Day: Saturday, August 27.
    Sweet Home Highland Games: Saturday, August 27 - Sunday, August 28th.
    Willamette River Festival Albany Oregon
    Willamette River Festival: Friday, August 19th - Sunday, August 21st.
    Albany Traffic Jam: Fri. August 19th - Sat., August 20th (GI Joe's/Heritage Mall).
    Lane County Fair: Tuesday, August 16th - Sunday, August 21st
    River Rhythms
    What a great season of Monday's at Monteith and River Rhythms for the summer of 2005.
    Movies By Moonligh: Friday, August 19th
    Mondays at Monteith:Every Monday from July 11 to August 15h.
    Polk County Fair: Thursday, August 11th - Sunday, August 14th
    Hoop Jam 7: Saturday, August 13 - Sunday, August 14th
    Benton County Fair, Corvallis Oregon Benton County Fair, Corvallis Oregon Terri Clark
    Benton County Fair: Tuesday, August 2nd - Saturday, August 6th.
    Movies By Moonlight: Friday, August 5th
    Mid-Valley Cruise In: Saturday, August 6th
    July 2005
    Oregon Jamboree
    July 30, 2005: Philomath Blues Festival and BBQ Cookoff
    July 30, 2005: Albany Tour of Historic Homes:
    July 23, 2005: Corvallis Caring Place Summer Circus
    Linn County Fair
    July 21 - 24, 2005: Linn County Fair
    July 21, 2005: KSHO Antique Appraisal Show
    KGAL's Jim Willhight at Antique and Collectable Appraisal Show
    July 15-17, 2005: Corvallis da Vinci Days
    July 7-10, 2005:Sportsman's Holiday & Rodeo
    July 7-10, 2005:Philomath Frolic and Rodeo
    July 7-10, 2005:Marion County Fair

    Live Broadcast from Lebanon's Independence Day Celebration Alexis with KGAL's Jim Willhight and Sweet Home Chamber Director Carla Claason
    (left to right) Country Singer Alexis, KGAL's Jim Willhight and Sweet Home Chamber Executive Director Carla Classon
    July 4, 2005:Star Spangled Celebration
     Cool! Swanson Park Action Center
    July 2-4, 2005: COOL! Swanson Park Action Center Grand Opening
    July 3-4, 2005: Corvallis Red White & Blues Festival
    June 2005
    Guaranty RV
    June 24 - 26, 2005: Guaranty Trailer Sale @ Linn County Fairgrounds
    June 25 - 26, 2005: Welsh Pony Society Show
    Philomath Classic
    June 18,2005: Philomath Classic Car Show:
    June 18 - 19, 2005: Tennessee Walking Horse
    June 14 -19, 2005: Chintimini Chamber Music Festival
    June 2-5, 2005: Lebanon Strawberry Festival
    May 2005
    May 20-22, 2005: The Linn County Lamb and Wool Festival
    May 20-21, 2005: Relay for Life (Lebanon)
    April 2005
    April 21, 2005: Sweet Home Senior Center Bowl-a-Thon
    April 16, 2005: Earth Day Celebration
    April 12-24, 2005: Canus Concerts
    April 2005: Sr. Meals on Wheels Fundraiser
    April 2, 2005: Family Living Expo
    March 2005
    March 4, 2005: Donkey Basketball
    March 5, 2005: Hansel and Gretel
    January 2005
    January 29, 2005: Albany Rotary Club Crab Feed
    January 28, 2005: Greater Albany School District Winterfest
    January 21-22, 2005: Cub Scout Lock In
    2004
    September 2004: Alterra Mature Living Expo
    August 15, 2004: Philomath Blues Festival
    March 2004: Family Living Expo
    April 2004: Radio Auction
    2003
    March 2003: Family Living Expo


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