Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mushroom Dyeing Workshop Nov. 4 & 5, Sweet Home

Learn to transform mushrooms into natural dyes in a Mushroom Dying workshop held Nov. 4 and 5 through LBCC Extended Learning.

Learn to identify and harvest dye producing mushroom species to create your own dyes and apply them to a silk scarf in this hands-on workshop. Cost is $80 and includes supplies.

Class meets Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 a.m. at Sweet Home High School to carpool from there to trail locations on Highway 20 to identify to harvest mushrooms.

Class meets again Sunday, Nov. 6 from 9 to 11:50 a.m. at Sweet Home High School to process the mushrooms into dyes and create a hand-dyed scarf. Cost is

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

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pesticides Laws & Safety in Spanish Oct. 26, 27

A Pesticide Laws and Safety class in Spanish will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College October 26 and 27.

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 October 26 and 27 beginning at 8 a.m. both days, at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-203/205. Cost is $119.

LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the METRO web site at http://oregon.metrosignup.com 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.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

“Dreamer Day” supports recipients of DACA Oct. 18


“Dreamer Day” supporting recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, will be held at Linn-Benton Community College from 12 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the college courtyard. 

The event will feature testimonials from students, alumni and community “Dreamers” on their experience with the DACA program, including successes and uncertainty over the fate of the program.

LBCC Our Revolution Club plans to hold a petition drive during the event, calling for congress to make DACA a permanent law.

"Dreamer Day" is sponsored by the LBCC Our Revolution club, LBCC Diversity Achievement Center, and LBCC Institutional Equity and Student Engagement. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Robert Harrison at 541-917-4571 or harrisr@linnbenton.edu. 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors perform Oct. 20

Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors Thomas Varga and Marissa Stewart will give two free performances at Linn-Benton Community College Friday, October 20. 

The OSF actors will perform an abridged version of “Romeo and Juliet” at 10 a.m., and “Expectations” at 11 a.m., an entertaining mix of Shakespearean and contemporary scenes on the theme of expecting the unexpected.

Performances are held in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW in Albany. 

OSF School Visit Program is made possible in part by LBCC Student Leadership Council, the Russell Tripp Performance Center, and LBCC English Department.

Both performances are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Theater at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900.

Benton Center Acoustic Showcase, Oct. 20, Noon

Dave and Sharon Thormahlen will perform at the LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase from Noon to 1 p.m. Friday, October 20, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

For more than 30 years, the Thormahlen’s have made their living creating music and musical instruments. Their specialty is the folk harp, with Dave building over 1,400 instruments and Sharon publishing 16 books of harp music.

Sharon Thormahlen plays the harp and Dave Thormahlen plays guitar, mandolin and banjo, covering a variety of musical styles including originals, Latin, Irish and Beatles tunes.

For more information, contact LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944. For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Disability Coordinator at 541‑917‑4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 or 1-800-735-1232 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Monday, October 9, 2017

NSH Gallery Exhibit: Fiber Art by Campbell

North Santiam Gallery presents “A Fluid Difference” with artwork from Andrew Douglas Campbell on display through November 30. 

An artist reception will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, October 19 in the NSH Gallery. Light refreshments will be provided.

Calling attention to undermined mediums and causing commotion in the Linn-Benton community, Campbell presents eleven large scale fiber works.

His work send a powerful message through the tension of his subject matter, literally in the torn and mended fabric of his works, giving voice to the concepts of identity, masculinity, and femininity, and providing a chance for the viewer to be aware of the conversation between the art and themselves. 

For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Disability Coordinator at 541‑917‑4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 or 1-800-735-1232 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Single Point Meditation workshop Nov. 4, Benton Center

A meditation workshop designed to help with focus and concentration will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 at Linn-Benton Community College Benton Center in Corvallis. 

“Single Point Meditation” is a simple, powerful practice to improve concentration and help the mind become clear and focused and the practitioner to become calm and centered.

Learn to focus on an unchanging center point to help your thoughts become calm and stable, which can strengthen your ability to pay close attention, and help with stress and physical and mental health.

Class meets Saturday, Nov. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $29.

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