Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pesticides Laws & Safety in Spanish course, June 8, 9

A Pesticide Laws and Safety class in Spanish will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College June 8 and 9.

Designed to prepare senior agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exam, classes provide in-depth training, including extra coaching in math and calibration skills. Course may be used for recertification credits.

Pesticide Laws and Safety in Spanish meets June 8 and 9, beginning at 8 a.m. both days, at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-213. Cost is $119.

LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the METRO web site at or call 1-877-533-2900. The ODA pesticide applicators exam is optional and should be arranged with Metro.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC’s Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

Small Business Workshop: Website Basics

An introductory website workshop for entrepreneurs and small business owners will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College June 5.

Website Basics is a three-hour introductory workshop on website development, and covers overview of domain names, writing for the web, images and photo basics, and much more.

Workshop meets Monday, June 5 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. at the LBCC Luckiamute Center, room 115, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany. Cost is $79.

Register by contacting the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spring Choir Concert “Horizons” June 8, 7:30 p.m.

The Linn-Benton Community College award-winning choirs will perform their spring concert “Horizons” Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

LBCC Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will perform a variety of works including Gabriel’s Oboe from the movie “The Mission,” How Can I Keep from Singing, Earth Song, and Cell’s Planets.

Vocal a cappella ensembles Blue Light Special and The Sirens will perform a wide variety of popular favorites including Greedy, Water, 24K Magic, and Death of a Bachelor.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students, seniors and veterans. Purchase online at or at the theater box office one hour prior to performance.

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, call 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Monday, May 22, 2017

CTE Open House June 5, 4 p.m.

A free open house and application event for CTE programs at Linn-Benton Community College will be held Monday, June 5, starting at 4 p.m. in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Several CTE programs will be open including welding, mechatronics, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), machine tool, and the new non-destructive test and evaluation program.

Instructors will be on hand to answer questions and provide tours of these two-year degree and certification programs. For more information, contact LBCC Admissions at 541-917-4811. 

South Albany Theater Arts, LBCC Theater to Partner

South Albany High School Theater Arts will partner with Linn-Benton Community College this fall to produce the musical “Legally Blonde, The Musical,” which will play at LBCC’s Russell Tripp Performance Center in January.   

Benjamin Sell, director of Theater Arts at South Albany, said the partnership provides an opportunity for his students to work with LBCC’s theater department, and gives the school a larger venue for its performance. 

"One of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my career was turning people away at the door from this years’ sold out performances of Back to the 80's," said Sell. "Our students are doing amazing things and the community is incredibly supportive. This partnership gives us the chance to work with the talented people and great facilities at LBCC to put on an even better show for a much bigger audience.  We're so thankful to LBCC for the opportunity."

Sell says the collaboration will also benefit students by giving them a taste of college life and connecting them early to LBCC. “By the time these kids start thinking about next steps after high school, that transition becomes a lot less intimidating because of the hours they've already spent on campus,” he said.

“Legally Blonde, The Musical,” is based on the 2001 film. This fun, feel good musical features peppy songs, memorable dance numbers, and a great message about how staying true to yourself never goes out of style.

The musical tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl with a positive spirit that is only matched by her fabulousness. After her boyfriend dumps her because she isn’t “serious” enough, Elle enrolls at Harvard Law School to win him back and prove herself to the world.

Along the way, she finds a passion for the law and helping others, and achieves more than she ever imagined - all with her beloved little dog “Bruiser” at her side. 

“Legally Blonde, The Musical” was nominated for seven Tony Awards in 2008. It has since become one of the most frequently produced shows at high schools, colleges, and community theaters across the country, and makes its debut in the Albany/Corvallis region with this collaborative production between South Albany High School and LBCC.

Performance dates are January 18, 19, and 20 at 7:00 p.m., and January 21 at 2 p.m. Information on ticket sales will be available this fall.

For more information, contact the Russell Tripp theater box office at 541-917-4531 or South Albany High School at 541-967-4522. For special needs and accommodations, call 541-917-4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Free “Empower Program” for adults transitioning back to school

A free program designed to help adult learners go back to school is being offered through Linn-Benton Community College starting June 27.

The Empower Program is a strength-based, supportive learning program designed to help with transitioning into LBCC and being successful in college.

Participants learn to increase their ability to succeed, realize potential, develop a network of college and community support, and become empowered in lifelong success in college, professional and personal development.

Empower classes are free, with a focus on college and career readiness, self-development, self-assessment, goal-setting and planning, support network development, and overall well-being.

Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting June 27 through August 31. Classes cover computer skills, time management, communication skills, critical thinking skills, employment skills, learning styles, how to identify your strengths and more. 

For more information, contact Malinda Shell at 541-917-4529 or email at 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Calapooia Center Gallery Exhibit “Immetal works of Artgon”

An exhibit of mixed-media welding installations from west coast native Zoe Hans, titled “Immetal Works of Artgon” will be on display through May 26 in the Calapooia College Center Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

An artist reception will be held in the Gallery Wednesday, May 17 from 12 to 1 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Hans will graduate with a degree in Welding from LBCC in June. She has been welding since high school when she was on the robotics team. After college graduation, she plans to pursue a career as a pipe welder and ultimately become a non-destructive testing technician.

Hans’ exhibit plays off the idea of immortal works of art with metal and argon, the noble gas used in welding. Her show features plasma cut images, while exploring different industrial mediums for art. Through her work, Hans combines artistic skill with the industrial studies she gained through LBCC.

All LBCC art galleries are free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Gallery website at