Welcome to AVA’s monthly calendar of events. Take a peek and plan your stay-cation or your next visit to our region. The city’s most notable annual events include historic home tours, outdoor summer concerts and movies under the stars, and the Northwest Art and Air Festival.

*Note for event organizers: If you’d like to have your event listed on the AVA calendar, head over to our contact page and submit your event to us.

Albany YMCA “Awakening the Sage Within”
Jun 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

During this interactive 3 day workshop, we will introduce Sage-ing concepts including life review, forgiveness work and issues surrounding mortality. We will explore feelings about aging and the role of spiritual growth in our later years. Finally, we will begin the development of a personalized plan for our elder years, including serving others and leaving a legacy. June 1, 8 and 15th 1-3:30pm. Cost is $10
for more information call 541-926-4488

Sweet Home Ranger District “Free Fishing Day”
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking additional trout for the event and each
angler will have the opportunity to catch their limit of 5 fish. Fishing is allowed before and after
the event. There will also be opportunities for participants to make fish-themed ornaments at the
USDA Forest Service tent. Participants must register at the event before fishing.
Call 541-367-5168 for more information.

LBCC Spring Choral Mozart’s Requiem @ Russell Tripp Performance Center
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
LBCC Spring Choral Mozart's Requiem @ Russell Tripp Performance Center | Albany | Oregon | United States

In the movie Amadeus, the emperor accused Mozart’s music of having “too many notes.” Now is your chance to prove him wrong! LBCC’s spring choral concert is Mozart’s Requiem. Come revel in the majesty of timeless music on Friday, June 8th, at 7:30 p.m. at the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center. More info on tickets: 541.917.4531.

Garland Nursery “Little Sprouts – Carnivorous Plants”
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Little Sprouts – Carnivorous Plants

Saturday, June 9th @ 11am

By far one of the most popular of Little Sprouts classes. Kids will learn all about these fascinating plants and get one to take home and care for themselves. Call now as there is limited space available.

Cost: $7

Preregistration required.
Please call 541-753-6601 to save a spot!

Garland Nursery “Pinus mugo Magic: from a Bush to Bonsai in 3 hours”
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pinus mugo Magic: from a Bush to Bonsai in 3 hours
Saturday, June 16th @ 11am

Special guest instructor, Lee Cheatle of the Bonsai Society of Portland, will show you how to turn a Pinus mugo bush into a stunning bonsai masterpiece which you will take home.
Call 541-753-6601 for more information.
Cost: $65

Garland Nursery “Rent Bees”
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rent Bees

Saturday, June 16th from 12pm – 4pm

Rent Bees will be back so you can return your rented mason bees and also to rent out the summer pollinating leaf cutter bees. Make sure your tomatoes and veggies produce bountiful yields with leaf cutter bees.

For more information go to

Brownsville Summer Reading Program Kick-Off!
Jun 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us during the Linn County Pioneer Picnic for musician performer extraordinare, Cullen Vance
in a kick off performance for the Library Summer Reading Program. Call 541-466-5454 for more information.

Novak’s Father’s Day Brunch Buffet
Jun 17 @ 7:30 am – 7:30 pm

Father’s Day Brunch Buffet: 9am- 4pm an ALL u can Eat Buffet with Dad in mind( lots of Meat). We are also open extended hours on June 17th from 7:30 a-7:30p and will have the regular menu available as well. Reservations before 9am or after 4 pm Only. Call (541) 967-9488 for more information.

Father’s Day at Marks Ridge Winery
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Treat Dad to a Day at Marks Ridge!
Pack your picnics and visit the winery
this Father’s Day!
The sun will be out and the wine flowing.
Remember…Dad’s taste free on
Sunday, June 17th from 12 – 5pm!

Marks Ridge Winery
29255 Berlin Rd.
Sweet Home, OR 97386

MoonShadow Lavender Fridays
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

SPRING is in the air and we are planning for the 2018 lavender season. We have a busy summer season & will NOT be opened on a weekend, BUT we WILL HAVE 2 OPEN Fridays to enjoy the lavender!

Dates OPEN: Friday(s) June 22 & 29, 10am-4pm.

We will be holding workshops these days to make lavender wreaths/wands/swags ($). Please email to reserve a workshop spot!
You do not have to email to just come out and visit, see the lavender, gift shop, etc.

Bring a friend–or two–and come on out! We hope to see you there.
We are also at the Albany Farmer’s Market June-Oct & the Corvallis, Wednesday Farmer’s Market in July.

Have a great spring–See you this summer! Go to our website for more details:

Call 541-928-5122 for more information