The Big Baller, seen here at PYAC’s Carnival last year, is the most popular of the big inflatables. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Bouncing for fun on a Saturday in the middle of a wet winter

‘Oregon’s Largest Indoor Bounce Park’ to operate for a 6-hour stretch on Feb. 4 at the Benton County Fairgrounds

For the past 20 years, Philomath resident Rick Bennett’s life has revolved around fun. Through the business that he runs with wife Danielle, many children in the region have bounced around on and inside of their inflatables at birthday parties, school events or the local carnival. Those opportunities to bounce…

New exhibit illustrates what’s important to the young and old

A new photographic exhibit opening Saturday at Philomath Museum explores the question, “What three things matter most to you?” Photographer Nancy Hill asked that question to children under 7 and adults over 70 and features…

Philomath-based film group’s holiday series streaming online

A Philomath-based film group’s eight-episode miniseries entitled “Black Friday: The Series” is available for free viewing online through YouTube, the project’s director Peter Wickliffe of Revelation Pictures announced. The final episode is scheduled to premiere…

Blinky Lights Christmas display brightens Philomath neighborhood

The festive “Blinky Lights” Christmas display is available for viewing in Philomath, organizer Steve King announced. Located at 597 Neabeack Hill Drive, the Christmas evening light and music show begins each evening at 5 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m.…

Bluegrass Workshop and Jam coming up Dec. 14

Bluegrass music will again emanate from the historic Marys River Grange Hall with the latest Philomath Bluegrass Workshop and Jam on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The instruction portion of the evening begins at 7 p.m. and the jam session follows at…

Maxtivity staging New Year’s Eve mystery adventure, art auction

Maxtivity, the Philomath-based nonprofit arts and crafts creative space, is working toward bringing in the new year on a high note by hosting a fundraiser at Philomath Museum that features a live-action role-playing mystery adventure and an art auction. Staged…

Country line dance coming Friday to Marys River Grange Hall

Marys River Grange Hall in Philomath will be the site of the latest country line dance on Friday, Dec. 2, organizer Yvonne McMillan announced. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will run until 10 p.m. Deejay Luke Coomer will…

Working artists ready to welcome folks back into their studios

It’s been a rough couple of years for working artists. The COVID pandemic triggered the closures of galleries and the cancellation of art shows and festivals that artists rely on for income.  So you can’t blame the organizers of the…

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