Monteith Pioneer
Camp July 11-13

The Monteith House Pioneer Camp will be held July 11-13. The theme this year is "My Pioneer Journey."

Campers will journey through the life of a pioneer as they cross the Oregon Trail, build their new home, and go about their daily lives. A snack will be provided each day. The hours are 10 a.m. to noon. Ages are kindergarten through middle school. (Parents are welcome to stay if they like.)

Cost for the Camp is $25 per child. Space is limited. For information or to register, call 541-928-0911 or visit www.albanyvisitors.com.

Big band, ice cream
tickets available

Tickets are still available for the Hilltop Big Band concert and ice cream social Saturday, May 14, at the Albany Eagles Club.

The event will be from noon to 2 p.m. at the club, 127 Broadalbin St. N.W. Tickets are $6 and are available at the Albany Senior Center or the Eagles Club.

Ticket price includes two hours of classic and modern jazz performed by the Hilltop Big Band, and servings of ice cream with all the toppings. This event is sponsored by Fisher Funeral Home and Baskin Robbins.

Space is limited. For more information, call 541-917-7760 or visit www.albanyparksandrecreation.org. To register, call 541-917-7760.

Squarenaders host
BBQ dinner, dance

SWEET HOME — The Sweet Home Squarenaders will host its Wild West BBQ & Square Dance on May 14 at the Oak Heights school gym, Sixth and Elm streets.,

Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. (donations will be accepted), followed by a Plus at 7:30 and the MS Square Dance at 8.

Suggested donation for the dance is $5 for adults and $4 for youths.

The Square Dance Caller will be Jim Voll, and the Round Dance Cuer will be Jackie Gale.

For information call 541-466-5536, or 541-409-0345

Middle school
plans art exhibit

A student art exhibition, “Art of Student Expression,” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at North Albany Middle School.

The public is invited to view exhibits of photography, poetry, fiction, music lyrics and other artwork.

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Workshops on illustrations, art and publishing, by featured presenters Cheryl French, Paris Barton and John Byrne, are scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. and from noon to 1 p.m.

Oregon author Lisa Schroeder is scheduled to be on hand from 11 a.m. to noon.

Refreshments will be provided compliments of North Albany Middle School’s Foods class.

‘Stamp Out Hunger’
food drive coming

Mail carriers will be collecting donations of nonperishable food on Saturday, May 14, for the 24th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive.

The annual “Stamp out Hunger” food drive asks mail customers to fill a bag with pasta, cereal, peanut butter, canned soups and stews, and other nonperishable food items and leave it by their mailboxes for carriers to pick up.

Food drive information cars and collection bags will arrive in the mailboxes of Albany residences beforehand.

Last year, Albany letter carriers collected about 28,000 pounds of food for Linn Benton Food Share, which distributed it through local food pantries.

Albany orchestra
concerts set

The Albany String Orchestra and the Mid-valley Prelude Sinfonia have both scheduled spring concerts this month.

The orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Albany First Christian Church, 432 S.W. Ferry St. This year’s repertoire includes selections from Mozart, Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky, as well as pops and Broadway numbers.

Admission is free and the public is welcome.

The Albany String Orchestra welcomes new and returning violin, viola, cello and bass players.

Mid-Valley Prelude Sinfonia’s spring concert will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Memorial Middle School, 1050 Queen Ave. S.W.

More than 120 students from the Albany school district’s elementary strings program will play in the concert, as well as the Albany Youth Orchestra. The repertoire includes folk songs, music from the movies and Broadway, and pieces by Tchaikovsky, Albinoni, and Grieg.

Admission is free and the public is invited.

The Mid-Valley Prelude Sinfonia is a nonprofit whose mission is to provide strings education to Albany-area children from third through 12th grade. Students from classes at Oak Grove Elementary, North Albany Elementary, South Shore Elementary, Timber Ridge School, North Albany Middle School, and Memorial Middle School will be performing, as well as students attending other schools and home school.

For more information, call Kim Collar at 541-971-9806.

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