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Sunday, September 21, 2014, from 1-5pm, Monteith Riverpark

Celebrating its 9th year, the Festival Latino will feature mariachi music along with traditional dancing from St. Mary’s Folkloric Dancers. The festival will also provide a resource fair that will give information about the services provided in the community. Come expecting to have a great time and bring the family! There will be activities for the children such as crafts, mask making, and the breaking of piñata’s. Food from the Latin culture will also be available for purchase.

Let the Albany trolley take you to the event. Pick-ups will be at South Shore Elementary at 12:30 and 2pm; Mega Foods at 12:40 and 2:10pm; and Sunrise Elementary at 12:50 and 2:20pm. Returns will be from Monteith Park every ½ hour.

The band Marimba Detembo will be opening the Festival. This celebration originated to develop understanding of the Latino cultures in the Albany community. The Linn-Benton Hispanic Advisory Committee sponsors this event along with Albany Parks & Recreation. If you have questions, please contact Tina Dodge Vera at 541-967-3871.

Sunday, September 21, Noon – 5pm


Dust off your lederhosen and grab a friend to attend our 5th annual Oktoberfest! Albany Parks & Recreation along with Brookdale Senior Living will be sponsoring this wonderful event. We’ll sing our favorite German songs, drink beer, and eat bratwurst. To top it all off, we’ll do the chicken dance and eat strudel. This event will be held at Brookdale Villas of Albany at 1560 Davidson St SE. We hope to see you there! Space is limited to the first 60, so get your tickets today! Cost is $6.

Wednesday, October 8, 5:30-7pm


Albany Parks & Recreation invites you to be a part of their annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Albany Senior Center! If you are a crafter and want to make extra money for the holidays, why not sell your creations? All proceeds of this event will help support the programs and events at the Albany Senior Center. There will be lunch for sale starting at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. which consists of a bowl of soup, bread or crackers, a slice of pie, and a beverage for only $6. If you want your pie ala-mode, add $1. If you’re interested in having a table at the event, please contact us at 541-917-7760.

Saturday, November 8, 9am-4pm


Many people say Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday and it’s not surprising. It’s a wonderful time to celebrate! The Albany Parks & Recreation Senior Center along with Walmart want to extend a warm invitation to you and your family to the annual Thanksgiving Brunch. Enjoy homemade quiche, bacon, scones, crepes, and fresh fruit as well as coffee and orange juice. Everyone who attends will receive a small gift. Let’s give thanks for all the wonderful things in our lives and for the family who mean so much. Tickets are $8 but if purchased by Friday, November 14, they are only $6. Brunch will be held at the Albany Senior Center.

Saturday, November 22, 9:30am
$8/$6 (if purchased by 11/14)


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas … especially at the Albany Parks & Recreation Senior Center! The facility will be decorated, the stockings will be hung, and the aroma of turkey and dressing will be in the air. Brookdale Senior Living is the sponsor of this annual event. Tickets for this event are $9 but if you purchase tickets by Friday, December 12 they are only $7. Invite someone new to the event and your name and your guests name will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to the movies.

Thursday, December 18, 12:30pm
$9/$7 (if purchased by 12/12)


All workshops will be held at the Albany Parks & Recreation Senior Center located at 489 Water Ave NW unless otherwise noted. Please call 541-917-7760 to register.


The general manager of the Cleveland Browns must fight to land the number one draft pick. On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

This is more than a sports film, it is a great movie to share with husbands, wives, friendsm, and family. We’ll provide peanuts and root beer for this afternoon of free fun. Remember, “Victories don’t always happen on the field”. This movie is rated PG-13.

Tuesday, September 9, 1:30pm


Do you have a loved one who needs extra care? Are you worried that you need to be a caregiver for a family member but not sure what to do? Visiting Angels is offering a free 2 hour workshop to the community on the basic skills of caregiving for people who may become caregivers for loved ones. The Visiting Angels Caregiving 101 workshop will present topics about advert behaviors, safety, protection, including hands-on training for personal care, and transfers/lifts. All supplies and handouts are provided.

Tuesday, September 23, 10am-Noon
Thursday, September 25, 6-8pm


Would you like to learn the secrets and the skills to tune a piano? Ed Hemmingson has been tuning pianos since 1948. He was the official OSU concert tuner for 25 years. Would you like to learn his secrets and the skills needed to tune a piano? This free four session workshop will help you know whether you have the potential to become a tuner. Learn from the best!

Mondays, October 6 – October 27, 6-7:30 pm


Financial security is more than simply having money to live on. It’s being able to understand and pay bills on time. Without support some seniors are vulnerable to fraud and financial abuse. Do you know of someone who could benefit from services such as budgeting, organizing financial papers, paying bills, banking, and help filling out forms? Maybe you would like to volunteer 2-4 hours a month with the program to help seniors! Volunteers receive specialized training with on-going support and supervision. This program is provided by Senior & Disability Services.

Wednesday, October 15, 10-11a.m.


“Babies” simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are from Namibia, Mongolia, Japan, and the United States. “Babies” joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all. This movie is rated PG.

Friday, October 24, 1:30pm


Do you understand the difference between a trust and a will? Does your family know your wishes? Lisa Walker of Legal Shield will be providing information and available resources in our community to help you understand these and other questions. This does not have to be an expensive process and will give you and your family answers and peace of mind.

Friday, November 7, 9:30-10:30am


Just because you don’t have the money to join a gym doesn’t mean you can’t get a good workout at home! Dr. David Haber will provide advice on how to get a good workout without leaving your abode. He’ll also give you information on how building muscle can increase your ability to have fun and experience life.

Friday, November 7, Noon-1pm


In 1946, a banker named Andy Dufresne is convicted of a double murder, even though he stubbornly proclaims his innocence. He’s sentenced to a life term at the Shawshank State Prison, where another lifer, Red Redding picks him as the new recruit most likely to crack under pressure. The ugly realities of prison life are quickly introduced to Andy. During his long stretch in prison, Andy comes to be admired by the inmates for his upstanding moral code and his quietly indomitable spirit. If you haven’t seen this movie, you won’t want to miss it! You will fall in love with the characters and be inspired by the sheer force of their will. This movie is rated R for strong sexual content and language.

Friday, November 14, 1:30pm


The office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an independent state agency that serves long-term care facility residents. They investigate complaints, provide resolutions, and advocate for improvement in resident care. If you have questions about the process or would like to become more involved, this talk will provide the information you need.

Friday, December 5, 9:30am


In this fun-filled presentation, participants will learn how to make saving possible even while on a budget. We will explore different tools that can help savers actualize their goals by thinking outside the box. Please be ready to share your ideas, thoughts, and tricks that you use or have heard about.

Friday, December 5, 10:45-11:45am