Thursday, July 20, 2017

LBCC Eclipse Festival Aug. 20-21, Details!

A Solar Eclipse Festival “Totality Inspired” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College August 20 and 21 and includes a variety of activities and overnight camping.

Festival starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 with family friendly activities and more than 20 educational booths including water rocketry, slime making, barrel imploding, bed-of-nails demo, solar observation booth, pin hole camera construction, exploding bucket, burning salts, thin film chromatography, fire breathing, start gazing, liquid nitrogen ice cream and more.

Physics demonstrations start at 4 p.m. in the college theater and include ROV and high altitude balloon demonstrations, the life and death of stars, variable stars and eclipse science and history.

Albany rock band “Up Rising” will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the college courtyard. Food, non-alcoholic drinks and eclipse memorabilia will be available for purchase.

Festival admission is $5 at the door for non-campers. Free admission for children under 18 and current LBCC students.

Campsites are available at $100 per site for up to four and include Sunday evening activities, Monday morning breakfast and eclipse viewing with glasses. Seven people maximum per site, with a $25 fee for each additional camper over four.

Camping space is limited. More information and campsite reservation links online at linnbenton.edu/eclipse.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Foundations of Business Success class starts Sept. 19

Foundations of Business Success will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting September 19.

Learn how to create and assess a business plan for a start-up or new business in this 10 week course. Other topics include: financial management, pricing, cash flow, marketing, sales, legal topics, insurance needs, bookkeeping systems, market research, and exploring the lifestyle of a business owner. One-on-one advising included.

A free orientation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave. NW, Corvallis. 

Class will meet Tuesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning Sept. 19. Cost is based on income. Early Bird discount: get $25 off fee for the first 10 people to sign up and pay by August 15.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929, or see our website www.linnbenton.edu/sbdc.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

LBCC Chamber Choir takes gold in international competition

The Linn-Benton Community College Chamber Choir won gold and were category winners in the Chamber Choir Division at the International Johannes Brahms Choral Competition and Festival held in Wernigerode, Germany July 5-9.

Conducted by LBCC Choral Director Raymund Ocampo, the choir also won gold in the Sacred Division, and landed a spot in the Grand Champions competition, which included the best of all choirs at the festival. LBCC’s choir also performed at the closing ceremony.

The International Johannes Brahms Choral Competition and Festival is hosted by Interkultur, and attracts choirs and music ensembles from around the world to compete.

LBCC Chamber and Concert Choirs with director
Raymund Ocampo in Wernigerode, Germany.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Beer & Brushes class, July 16 & Aug. 13

The class Beer and Brushes will be held at Conversion Brewing Supply July 16 and again August 13.

Explore your creative side while enjoying a local micro brew beer. Class provides step-by-step instruction, supplies, and your first glass of beer. No art experience needed.

This one-day class meets Sunday, July 16 from 3 to 5 p.m., or Sunday, August 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Conversion Brewing Supply, 833 S Main St. Lebanon. Cost is $39.

For more information or to register, go to LBCC Community Education online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call 541-917-4840.

Hybrid Voices Rising Workshop, July 27 & August 3 

The workshop Hybrid Voices Rising will be offered July 27 and August 3 through LBCC Community Education.

This one-day workshop explores the non-linear nature of hybrid writing with focus on collage work, dream journals, favorite songs and supportive writing while sharing exercises as avenues to explore how we express our differences and connect through them.

The workshop will be offered Thursday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, and again Thursday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LBCC Albany Campus. Cost is $49.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Artistic Travel Journaling class starts June 28

A class on how to create a travel journal will be held through LBCC Community Education starting June 28.

Whether you are planning a vacation or a staycation, travel journaling can transport your creativity to new places. This fun, accessible class is appropriate for all skill-levels.

Artistic Travel Journaling covers the best supplies to travel with, as well as the ins and outs of buying a journal or designing your own. No drawing, sketching or painting skills are required.

This eight-week class meets Wednesdays from 4 to 5:50 p.m. starting June 28 at LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave. NW, Corvallis. Cost is $79.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

New classes in Karate and Self Defense start June 27

Karate and self-defense classes will be offered through LBCC Community Education at the Benton Center starting June 27.

Shao-Lin Kempo Karate is a traditional martial art incorporating Karate, Kung Fu, and Jiu Jitsu. Learn basic moves while increasing your energy, confidence and self-defense skills. No previous experience necessary.

This 10-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 1:50 p.m. starting June 27 at LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave. NW. Cost is $89.

A new Self Defense class provides instruction to develop situational awareness and confidence while learning basic self-defense skills, including how to avoid attacks and to determine if a situation will pose a threat. No previous experience necessary.
   
This 10-week class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 2:50 p.m. starting June 27 at LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $89.
   
For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.