Tag: Rural Art Center Movie Night

Sweet Lorane Community News, October 3, 2019

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
October 3, 2019
By Pat Edwards

The Rural Arts Center has announced its 2019-2020 lineup of movies for the Lorane Movie Night series. Just one thing, though… Their new licensing agreement won’t let them advertise the movies to be shown by name. This presents a quandry… how can you get people to come if you can’t tell them what’s playing? The answer is to “keep them guessing.”

The first movie is scheduled for Saturday, October 12. The title, “Bbea” is scrambled, but most of you will be able to figure it out. The description is listed as “Coming to you on little hooves from Australia, this family film follows the growing bond between a pig and his farmer… featuring talking animals, singing mice and James Cromwell.”

The once-a-month event is held on the second Saturday between October and March and each is sponsored by a non-profit group in the area who benefit from the suggested donations paid for admission and dinner. These suggested donations are listed as $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Season tickets can be bought for $35. The October host organization is the Lorane Community Association which has asked that the donations to be waived that night.

A homemade soup and bread dinner accompanies the social hour beginning at 6:00 p.m. The group sponsor also provides a dessert. Antics and games, including the famous doorprize giveaway, will be held at 6:45 p.m. and the movie begins at about 7:30 p.m.

Just to give you a headstart on figuring out the upcoming movies, here are their scrambled titles: November – “Het Dogs Stum eb Zarcy” (PG, 1980); December – “Kynbloor” (PG13, 2015); January – “Vyereginth si Demaintulli” (PG13, 2005); February – “Clothaloc” (PG13, 2000); March – “Vincisut” (PG13, 2009).

Come out and enjoy the fun-filled evening.

I just heard that Crow High School is joining with Elmira High School in sponsoring an Oregon High School Equestrian Team. Interested 8th graders may join as groomers.

This is a first, that I know of, for Crow High School, and I hope it will attract a large group of young horse-lovers. How I would have loved to participate in something like that when I was at Lebanon Union High School where I graduated in 1960. My horse Rocket and I were best friends during that time and I spent almost all of my free time during summers and on weekends on his back. I always rode bareback and remember galloping full-throttle along the trails we rode. In those days, none of us thought to use helmets and it’s a wonder I lived through my teen years, although in those days, I could stick like a burr to Rocket’s back and only remember falling off one time. Fortunately, I landed on a spot much less sensitive than my head.

Rocket and me

Rocket and me overlooking the Santiam slough that ran through our bean and berry farm outside of Lebanon

I do remember one time when my sister and I rode Rocket and Rocky the several miles to town from our bean and berry ranch. A rodeo was in town and we heard they were going to have a horse-mounted serpentine as part of the opener and anyone could join in. We got in line outside the arena with dozens of others. The plan was to lope in line and follow the leader through the pattern that the “leader” designed before exiting the arena.

I should mention… and it should have occurred to us… that neither of our horses were used to crowds of people or other horses. We barely got started when both horse shied out of line and messed up the whole works before we were able—shame-faced—to take them out so the others could perform the serpentine as it was intended. That was the closest I ever got to being on an equestrian team, but I’ve loved horses all my life.

Go Falcon/Cougar Equestrian team! Have fun and make memories!

Tommy and me

My pal Tommy and me in later years

Sweet Lorane Community News, November 29, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
November 29, 2018
By Pat Edwards

We’re already halfway through “the holidays”… I can’t believe it. It’s amazing how much days, weeks, months and years accelerate as we get older. I can remember, as a child, what seemed like long, sweet summer days where I had time to lie in the grassy field near our home and chew on the tender heart of a stem of grass while looking at the blue sky and clouds, listening to the buzz of bees and watching grasshoppers leap off my pants-leg into the tall grass surrounding us. My friends and I formed a club called the “Long-Leg-Hopper Club”… or something like that. We didn’t do anything with the club that I can remember, except join those daddy long-legs and grasshoppers as we played hide-and-seek and “horses” in the tall grass. Those summer days seemed to move lazily through those years of my youth.

In my teen years, those summer days were spent with my sister and friends, riding our horses on our bean and berry farm in Lebanon (OR), or on the island in the center of the Santiam River which flowed past our property. Of course, that was after we had done our chores and helped in the fields during harvest time.

When we were free for the whole day, we waded the horses across the shallow water to “our” island and spent hours on its trails, exploring areas we had seen dozens of times, checking for anything new and interesting like birds’ nests and pretty stones, then we raced full speed along the dirt trails on Rocket and Rocky as we clung to their bare backs… we never used saddles… and the wind whipping and tosseling our hair. Those sweet days seemed to stretch on forever.

Now, as soon as the smoke clears from the fireworks of 4th of July celebrations, it seems that school is starting, followed closely by Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In these fast-paced lives that we lead today, I sure miss those lazy, hazy days of summer.
Enough reminiscing.

Plan on attending the next installment in this season’s Rural Art Center Movie Night on Saturday, December 8. The December featured movie is “The Book Thief” (PG-13; 2013)
“In 1938, young orphan Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson).

When Hans, a kindly housepainter, learns that Liesel cannot read, he teaches the child the wonders of the written language. Liesel grows to love books, even rescuing one from a Nazi bonfire. Though Liesel’s new family barely scrape by, their situation becomes even more precarious when they secretly shelter a Jewish boy whose father once saved Hans’ life.”

To commemorate the movie, it’s been declared “Book-swap Night.” Bring a book or two to swap with your neighbors. Soup and salad dinner is at 6:00 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m. following “antics and doorprizes.” Suggested donation, $7 adults; $5 for children.

Sunday, December 9 is the Lorane Grange’s Open House/Christmas Dinner potluck at 1:00 p.m. Grangers will furnish the meat, dressing, potatoes, gravy and beverages. Everyone else is asked to bring a side dish and/or dessert. Also, plan to bring a white elephant gift for the gift exchange. It’s a fun time for the whole family.

The ETA Theta Rho Girls Club #94 is recruiting new members. It is a community-based organization for school-age girls that meets at the Lorane Rebekah Lodge Hall on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. If you’re interested in joining, contact Tara Wigle. The club motto is “Happiness Through Service.”