Hello Sweet Home community,

As we head into May, plenty of exciting events are happening across our town that we want to share with you. From yard sales to farmers' markets and fun runs, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

Signups are now open for the Sweet Home Community Yard Sales on May 13th, June 17th, July 8th, and August 5th. These yard sales are the perfect opportunity to find great deals on various items while enjoying a beautiful day outside. So whether you're looking for antiques, furniture, or toys, you will find something that catches your eye at one of these yard sales. 

Next, the Sweet Home Farmers' Market season starts on May 16th and runs every Tuesday from 2 pm-6 pm at the public parking lot at 1141 12th Ave. Here you can browse through a variety of fresh, locally-grown produce. The market is a great way to support local farmers and small businesses while getting some fresh air and exercise.

If you're looking for a fun way to be active this spring, consider participating in the 1st Annual Rabbit Run, a 1-mile fun run on May 20th. This event is perfect for families and individuals of all ages and fitness levels. It's a great way to get outside and enjoy some physical activity while having fun with friends and neighbors.

Finally, we're excited to announce the City of Sweet Home's new Community Market, which begins on Saturdays starting May 20th. This market is a great way to support local artisans and small businesses while enjoying a day out with friends and family. 
We hope you'll take advantage of these exciting events across Sweet Home this May. We're committed to supporting our community and bringing people together through fun and engaging activities.

Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to seeing you soon. Please continue reading for helpful tips, grant information & upcoming events.

Warm regards,
Thank you to our 2023 Elite Partners!
Linn County Board of Commissioners offers Small Business First-Time Employment Youth Wage Grant Program to assist small businesses (35 employees or less) in hiring first-time employment youth. The program will reimburse businesses $2/hour for hours worked from May 1 - September 29, 2023, up to $3,000 per employer. Maximum of three (3) qualifying youth can be hired at a time. Eligible youth must be legal to work in the U.S., a Linn County resident, and aged between 14 and 19. Employers must comply with Federal and State youth labor laws. Apply at www.co.linn.or.us or contact 541-967-3825 for more information.
May 2023 Events At A Glance
Reminder: Stores are Open
During this ODOT Sidewalk project our businesses are still open but using other entrances.

AUDITIONS - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
LAFTA & SHOCASE together are casting the musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.” Auditions are 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 2 & Wednesday, May 3 with callbacks Thursday, May 4, at the Lebanon High School. Sides from the script will be provided at the audition for cold readings. Be prepared to sing an excerpt from the show’s music; this will be provided pre-audition on request by contacting lafta.board@gmail.com. The show will be directed by Aaron Smith. “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” is a musical comedy based on the film of the same name, which was written by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro, and Paul Henning. The story follows two con men who make their living along the French Riviera by preying on the kindness of rich women. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards. Role Details HERE
Community Lunch
When: Every Wednesday 11:30am
Where: 880 18th Ave -
Sweet Home Senior Center

Every Wednesday the Sweet Home Senior Center sells delicious hot lunches to the community. Senior Center membership not required. $5.00 dine-in, $5.50 take-out.

Please call at least a day ahead if you are picking up take-out for 3 or more lunches to ensure we have enough to serve everyone.
Thank you 541-367-4775

**50 cents extra for take-out containers**
Sweet Home will celebrate National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 4, at various public locations. Participants will gather to pray for families, churches, businesses, education, military, government and arts, media, and entertainment. The evening session will also include a community worship time. Feel free to contact Pastor Matt Coleman with questions. (541) 401-5833
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Mother's Day Sale
May 6th 9am-4pm
May 7th 10am-3pm
Sweet Home High School Commons
1641 Long Street

Come shop for Mom!
  • 43 Vendors/Crafters
  • 11 Plus Size Clothing Sellers
  • Coffee/Italian Soda Cart
  • Cornerstone Missions Bake Sale
  • Fairshare Gleaners Famous Burger Baskets!

Contact Gina Riley with any questions at 541-905-6055
Coffee with Colleagues
May 9th, 8:30-9:15am
Get connected to the Sweet Home business community. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month from 8:30-9:15am. This month we will be hosted by Gregory Home Team - Keller Williams Realty Mid-Willamette. Their office is at 401 Main St Ste A.

Bring a raffle prize and your business cards to add to the fun!
POWER HOURS for Entrepreneurs:

Most 2nd Tuesdays
Sugar Vibes

Calling all folks growing a business.
Get free in-person support. Take the next steps with your business and get connected with resources to make it happen!
RSVP with Nate Conroy: 
Sweet Home Community Yard Sale
If your garage, shop, and closets are full of spring cleaning casualties, submit your address to have your yard sale on the Sweet Home Community Yard Sale map! And if you're looking for great deals on household items, furniture, and other goodies. In that case, you will want to attend the upcoming community yard sales on May 13th, June 17th, July 8th & August 5th! To make it easier for shoppers to find all the sales, the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce will provide a map of all the participating properties. You can pick up a printed copy of the map the Friday before the sale at the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, or the garage sale board at 18th & Long Street. The community yard sale isn't just about finding great deals. It's also a chance to get out and meet your neighbors and other community members. Many of the sales will be hosted by families looking to downsize or clear out some clutter. So you can strike up a conversation and make some new friends! If you want to host a sale at your property, sign up at sweethomechamber.com or below
Rabbit Run
May 20th 8am
Join us for a family friendly fun run starting in Sankey Park! Tie up your shoes & put on your rabbit ears for this fun event. This is an untimed fun run
so feel free to run, sprint, hop or walk. 
Business After Hours hosted by Sweet Home Feed & Supply, Inc
250 Main Street, Sweet Home
Thursday, May 25, 2023 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Unwind with the Sweet Home business community!
Bring business cards and a raffle prize to add to the fun. 
Let's celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of the Paslay Family
owning this business!