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Page 6 AROUNb T DWN k-'l iR CC M tl ;NITV 1 a, "ra - March 14, 2012 Charter School Culture Night Sweet Home Charter School is hosting an Art & Culture Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15. The theme is "Where in the World is Mr. RichardsT' Students and their families will tour coun- tries (classrooms), gathering clues as to the whereabouts of Principal Scott Richards. Visitors are welcome to at- tend the event, participate in the activities, and get acquainted with the staff and families of the charter school. SHCS is located at 28721 Liberty Road. 42250 Ames Creek Road Sweet Home 367-5106 Sweet Home  Mennonite Church 1266 44thAve. P0 Box 515 541-367-2848 Pastor-Pete Kauffman 9:15 am Coffee Fellowship 9:45 am Sunday School 10:45 am Morning Worship (Nursery and Children's Church) 6 pm Eve. Worship Service i u Fir Lawn Lutheran Church I09W. Holley Rd. Worship-10:00 am ; :  : 541-367-3642 I Sweet Home , United ;" Methodist  ] Church  l Open Hearts, [ Open Minds, J Open Doors 9:30 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship Free Meal -Tue and Fri - 5:00 pm 6th & Ironwood 541-367-3073 For more information, call (541) 367-1833. Santiam District gardeners to meet Local garden ,nthusiasts are invited to attend tb Santiam Dis- trict Garden Club neeting begin- ning at 9:30 a.m. Tlursday, March 15 at First ChristianShurch, 170 E. .Grant St., Lebanon. The Santiam District is part of the Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs, including clubs from Alsea, Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon and Sweet Home. The meeting begins with a social time and refreshments from Elm Street Baptist Church I A,sociation qfRefi)rmed Bapti.t Churche.* o/America) Sunday Services: Sunday School 9:45; 11:00 am Worship Prayer Meeting: Sunday 6:00 pm First Baptist Church 2470 E. Main Street Pastor Danny Wyatt Open Door Church 9:30 Sunday School 10:50 Worship Sunday Eve - 6 pm 6:30 pm Wed. Bible Study Sweet Home Christian Church Minister Dale Robinson 18th & Long Street, Sweet Home (541) 367-2094 shcc18th-long@centurytel.net BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH LCMS All Welcome! Church: 541-367-4838 Home: 541-259-2820 9:00 Bible Study 10:30 Divine Worship 7:00 Bible Study,Thursday 2590 Long St., Sweet Home $1. Helen's Catholic Church 600 6th Avenue Sweet Home, OR 97386 541-g67-2530 Reverend Fred J. Anthony Mass Schedule Tuesday - Friday 8:30 am Saturday Vigil: 5:30 pm Sunday Mass: 9:00 am Reconciliation: Saturday - 3:30-4:30 pm 9:30to 10 a.m. Registration is $1. Guest speaker Carol Cote will demonstrate dish gardens and ter- rariums. Cote is an active member of Corvallis Garden Club and hosts tours of her garden, and those in- terested in landscape design. A potluck lunch will be held and participants are invited to bring thL"lr own table service to join in. The day will close with a sell-out plant sale and raffle of unique gar- den gifts including a dish garden and terrarium. For more information contact Trudie Bason at (541) 258-7693. Genealogists to host workshop Sweet Home Genealogical So- ciety will present its 32nd annual workshop this weekend, March 16-17, at the Society Library, 1223 Kalmia St. Registration begins at 9 a.m. each day, with sessions beginning at 10 a.m. Speakers on Friday, March 16, will be Ardys Vaughn, who will discuss the use of spreadsheets and databases in genealogical research, Tony Farquet of the U.S. Forest Service, and James Morales of the Benton County Clerk's Office, who will discuss the records at that office. Saturday's presenters will be: Trish Mace, who will show a trav- elogue on Scotland; James and John Alexander, who will discuss the lineage .societies Sons of the American Revolution and Descen- dents of the Signers of the Decla- ration of Independence; and Sue Chenoweth, who will talk about how to trace Native American an- cestors. Cost for both days is $35. One-day cost is $18.50. For more information, visit the library or call (541) 367-5034. St. Patricks Day art show March 17 Local artists will display their work at a free St. Patrick's Day Art Show from noon to 7 p.m. Satur- day, March 17, at the VFW. Enjoy a day of culture and din- ner. Refreshments will be avail- able. A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost for dinner is $7 each. Proceeds help local veterans. For more information, contact Marilyn Schlim at (541) 367-8170 or (541) 401-8522. Music on menu in Brownsville Musical Treats: Delicious Mu- sic and Decadent Desserts will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Brownsville Commu- nity Church, 196 Washburn St. The benefit concert in a histor- ic church venue will include a vari- ety of performers, including: Scott McDowell; Jeana Graham and Garth Greenup; Carolyn Pearce, Penny Kinnerly, Marcia Marteney and Sue Youngblood; Tom Jans- sen, Mary Parker and Ken Rich- ter; Mike Miller and Heidi Ervin; and Kathleen Beeson and Spencer Masterson. A variety of decadent desserts, coffee and tea will be provided after the concert by local gourmet cooks as part of the ticket price. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youths 18 and under. Proceeds will benefit the Brownsville and Central Linn School District librar- ies. Purchase tickets at the door or in advance at Brownsville Com- munity Library, Brownsville City Hall, Central Linn School District office or Brownsville Key Bank. Orchestra concerts this weekend Willamette Valley Symphony Orchestra will perform a program entitled "The Company of Giants" at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Ashbrook Independent School, 4045 Research Way, Corvallis. A Saturday, March 17, perof- rmance will be held at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 5090 Center St. NE, Salem. The program includes Schu- bert's Overture in D Major "In the Italian Style," Haydn's Cello Con- certo in C Major, featuring Geor- gienne Young, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major. Adult tickets are $10 in ad- vance, $12 at the door. Admission for seniors and students is $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Youths 18 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased on- line at www.willamettevalleysym- phony.org, at Sid Stevens Jewellers in Albany or Gracewinds Music in Corvallis, or at the door one hour prior to concerts. SH Garden Club to meet Monday The Sweet Home Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the Fir Lawn Luther- an Church fellowship hall on the corner of 1 st Avenue and Highway 228. A representative from the Green Thumb Nursery will discuss the care and raising of roses in our area. Admission is free and every- one is welcome. Learn to avoid type 2 diabetes People in east Linn County with pre-diabetes can learn what they need to do to avoid type 2 diabetes through a new, free class at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. The hospital's Diabetes Edu- cation staff will begin the new Dia- betes Prevention class on Monday, April 2, at the hospital. The class will run for 16 Mondays, from 5 to 6 p.m., in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The curriculum will cover weight loss, healthy eating and exercise, as well as other life- style changes that will help patients avoid a diagnosis of diabetes. For more information, call the Diabetes Education department at (541) 451-6313. Spring break tractor training Tractor and Farm Machin- ery Safety training will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Albany campus during the week of spring break, March 27, 28 and 29. Designed for farm workers ages 14 to t8, the class will meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. March 27, 28 and 29. Cost for the non- credit course is $76.50 plus a $20 lab fee. Preregistration is required. Students must be at least 14 to reg- ister. Additional classes will be held June 25-27, and June 28-30. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541- 917-4840. Registration and waiver forms are available online at www. linnbenton.edu/go/tractor-safety. Meals on Wheels weekly menu Meals on Wheels, also known as Your Table or Ours, offers lunch at the Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fri- days. The Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays. First-time diners are invited to come in and have a free lunch to give it a try. Suggested donation is $3.50. All meals are served with milk, cof- fee or tea upon request and diabetic desserts are available on request. The lunch menu on Friday, March 16, will be special St. Pat- tick's Day selections: Irish beef stew or vegetable strata, green peas, country coleslaw, caraway rye bread and shamrock cake. The menu for Monday, March 19, is chicken chow mein or ori- ental rice with turkey ham, green peas and onions, marinated spring garden salad, sunflower seed roll and frosted banana cake. The menu for Tuesday, March 20, is chicken patty with country gravy or liver and onions with gra- vy, whipped potatoes, steamed car- rots, oatmeal bread and zucchini brownie. For more information, call (541) 367-8843. To submit information about an upcoming event for inclusion in ROUND TOWN, send an e-mail or letter that includes the five W (What's happening, when it's happening, where, why, and who's in- volved) and the H (how much). Events that are free or are non-profit will get first priority. Remember that the newspaper is delivered on Wednesdays, so time submissions accordingly. The deadline for sub- missions is noon on the Thursday prior to publication. Send your information to news@sweethomenews.com or mail it to Editor, The New Era, P.O. Box 39, Sweet Home, OR 97386. You are welcome to call to make sure your information has arrived, but it must be submit- ted in writing.