WHAT’S HAPPENING IN NOV/DEC 2022
SPARKLE BAZAAR RETURNS TO ALBANY
The Holiday Sparkle Bazaar will return for its fifth year on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, at The American Legion, 1215 Pacific Blvd SE, Albany. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Vendor space is still available for crafters, creators of edible specialties, and home-based business representatives. The event is sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Albany Unit 10, with proceeds used to provide scholarships for Albany-area high school girls.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Friends of the Lebanon Public Library will hold its November book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, the at Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.
The sale will feature the Friends’ refreshed bookstore, select inventory, new arrivals, audiobooks, and DVDs, “Blind Date” books, special editions and sets, carved vintage book art, unique book gifts and more! Proceeds support reading and arts programs at the Lebanon Public Library.
Most books are 50 cents to $2 each. Credit/debit card and contactless payments are now available on purchases of $5 and over.
AMERICAN LEGION HOSTS BAZAAR
The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a Christmas Bazaar Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at American Legion Santiam Post 51, 480 S. Main St., Lebanon.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Lunch will be available for purchase both days.
FIRST FRIDAY FOCUS ON HOLIDAY LOVE
Lebanon Downtown Association and downtown merchants will present a First Friday event themed “A ‘Hallmark’ Holiday: A Love Story Between a Small Town and Its Community” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.
The event will be cohosted by Bloom Boutique and Tea House, 712 S. Main St. It will include carolers, treats, cocoa, crafts, a gift drive, and appearance by The Grinch and Santa.
For information, visit www.facebook.com/lebanondowntownassociation or call (541) 497-1415.
BAZAAR SET DEC. 4 AT EXPO CENTER
The Linn County Expo Center will host a Town and Country Christmas Bazaar from Friday, Dec. 2, to Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3700 Knox Butte Road E., Albany.
Tables can be reserved by calling (541) 704-1182 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is $2 for adults; kids are free.
GRIEF SEMINAR SCHEDULED DEC. 9
Mennonite Village will host “Grief and the Holidays” from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Lakeside Center, 5353 Columbus St., S.E., Albany.
The presentation and discussion will address the many complications that can arise during the holiday season and ways that individuals can cope and potentially thrive.
While the bulk of the discussion will center around grief related to the death of a loved one, it will also address the grief that comes from life experiences, including those brought about by the pandemic.
There is no admission charge. For more information, contact Christina Harkness at email@example.com.
LHS BAND HOSTS HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Lebanon High School Band will host a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in the high school Commons, 1700 S. 5th St.
The event will feature local crafters, handmade gifts and goodies, raffle contests and food.
Entry and parking are free. Proceeds will go to the band’s planned trip to Disneyland.
HOLIDAY BOOK SALE SET AT LIBRARY
Friends of the Lebanon Public Library will hold a Big Holiday Book Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.
This book sale will feature the Friends’ refreshed bookstore, select inventory, new arrivals, audiobooks, and DVDs, “Blind Date” books, special editions and sets, carved vintage book art, unique book gifts, and more. Proceeds support reading and arts programs at the Lebanon Public Library.
Most books are 50 cents to $2 each. Credit/debit card and contactless payments now available on purchases of $5 and over.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA IN ALBANY
Have Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Historic Carousel and Museum at 503 First Ave. W., Albany.
Tickets are $25 per person and include a complete breakfast, a Christmas carol concert by the South Albany High School Choir, a craft for each table to complete while waiting to visit with Santa, and a professional photo of the one-on-one visit with Santa, along with a gift and personalized note from St. Nick.
Proceeds support the carousel.