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LBCC Centers Offer AARP Driver Safety Program

The AARP Driver Safety program will be offered at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers in January.

The program is designed to help develop and reinforce safe driving skills and techniques. Satisfactory completion of this class may also qualify you for reduced auto insurance premiums.

This two-day class will meet at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St, Monday, Jan. 7 and Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 1 to 3:50 p.m., and at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St., on Thursday, Jan. 17 and Friday, Jan. 18 from 8:30 to 11:20 a.m.

Cost for the class is $12 for AARP members, and $14 for non-members, collected at the first class.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Lebanon Center Garden Classes

Winter gardening classes will be offered at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, starting Jan. 9.

The class Year-Round Gardening Winter will help you learn techniques for starting seedlings, early disease detection and protection of your winter vegetables. This three-week class will meet on Wednesdays from 1 to 2:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 9 at the center. Tuition is $39 plus a $2 fee.

The free Winter Gardening Series offers a different topic each week and is taught by OSU-trained master gardeners. This eight-week series meets at the center on Thursdays from Noon to 12:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 10.

Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition.  Reduction does not apply to fees.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

LBCC New Years Fitness Classes

Is your New Years resolution to add more exercise to your life? Take a fitness class through Linn-Benton Community College and keep your resolution.

LBCC has a variety of exercise classes in Lebanon, Scio, Sweet Home and Brownsville each term.  Choose from Line Dance, All Body Conditioning, Aquatic Fitness, Better Bones and Balance, Body Toning and Aerobics, Boot Camp, Cardio Strength and Balance, Easy Cardio Fitness, Hip Hop Hustle, PIYO Strength, Rock'n to the Core, Step Boot Camp, T'ai Chi, 20-20-10 Fitness Mix, Yoga, Zumba, Zumba Gold and Zumba Toning.

Classes start the week of Jan. 7. For a complete description and start dates, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801, or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Lebanon Lunch & Learn Series

“New Year, New Trends” is the theme of the free Lunch and Learn series held at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent Street, beginning Jan. 7.

Topics include new technology, living a gluten-free life, television trends, diabetes education, fitness for older adults, diet and nutrition, adult safety and information about the new medical school.

The series will be held on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 7. For a complete list of topics and dates, visit the LBCC Lebanon Center or the Lebanon Senior Center.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Life Stories Classes Offered Through Community Ed

Learn how to tell your story in the “Life Stories” class offered through LBCC Community Education winter term.

Recall and recount family history in your own narrative style. Additional information about publishing is provided.

Class will meet at the Albany Senior Center on Tuesdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m.  beginning Jan. 8; at the Lebanon Center on Wednesdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m.  beginning Jan. 9; and at the Sweet Home Center on Thursdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m.  beginning Jan. 10.

Cost for this 10-week class is $69 plus a $3 fee. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to fees.

For more information, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Learn Something New this New Year

LBCC’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers offers a variety of classes to help you enrich your New Year.

Learn something new in community education classes including healthy gluten-free living, Medicare A, B, C & D, Computers-First Step, Computers-Second Step, Photoshop Elements I and II, Wilderness Survival and Safety, or AARP Driver Safety Program.

Learn about Concomly-King of the Chinook, or attend the Boomers in Transition workshop or the Lunch & Learn Series with topics on new technology, diabetes education, adult fitness and nutrition, safety and more.

Discover the artist in you in Watercolor Foundations, Calligraphy, Clay-Open Studio, Knitting Crocheting Workshop, Life Stories class, or learn gardening tips from the Winter Gardening Series or the Year Round Gardening Winter class.

Classes start Jan. 7. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to fees.

For more information, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnben…

LBCC Centers Offer Free FAFSA Sessions

LBCC’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers will offer free sessions for students and parents interested in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Learn about financial aid, including what is covered, and get help filling out the FAFSA online.

The free sessions will be held at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St., Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 6:30 to 7:50 p.m, and at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, Thursday, Jan. 10, from 6:30 to 7:50 p.m.

For more information, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801, or the LBCC Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

LBCC Posts Fall Term Honor Roll Students

The following students at Linn-Benton Community College, listed by hometown, earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for 12 or more graded credits during fall term, September to December 2012. These do not include pass/no pass or incomplete credits.

Adair Village, OR
Richard A. Brown, Grady J. Byrd, Maurissa Ann L. Keller Albany, OR
Shannon A. Affolter, John M. Albright, Richard L. Aldridge, Christina M. Allen, Zoe M. Alley, William S. Allison, Dustin L. Almendarez, Sandra Alvarez, Ian B. Amen, Meagan R. Anderson, Kristen L. Andrews, Bradley C. Andrews-Gardner, Austin L. Arrambide, Susanna M. Aston, Ariel Avery, Christina M. Avery, Meghan L. Badeau, David Baker, Kevin J. Bakken, Jason L. Becker, Jewell I. Begin, Paul E. Benshoof, Zachary M. Bickford, Susan A. Billings, Melissa A. Bledsoe, Bradley A. Blumenstein, Miah S. Boeder, Ronald L. Borst, Jennifer L. Boss, Amy S. Boyd, Brandi R. Brazil, Lisa I. Bringetto, Devon W. Brown, John O. Brown, Christopher N. Bryant, Jacob D. Bull…

Lebanon Center Knitting/Crocheting Workshop

A Knitting/Crocheting Workshop will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, beginning Jan. 8.

Practice and improve your knitting and crocheting skills in this 10-week class, which meets Tuesdays from 9 to 10:50 a.m. Cost is $69 plus a $3 fee.

Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition.  Reduction does not apply to fees.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

LBCC Small Business Management Program

The Small Business Management Program will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College for entrepreneurs who have been in business for at least one year and want to increase revenues and efficiencies.

The course combines one-on-one business coaching, classroom sessions and peer networking to help your business be more successful. Course topics include strategy and goals, marketing basics and action plans, managing human potential, financial optimization, selling strategies, and operation and systems control.

This nine-month class will meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning Jan. 9 in the LBCC Calapooia Center building, room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Cost for the course is $695 and includes one-on-one coaching, market research and more. For more information or to register, call the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.



Lebanon Center Photoshop Elements II

Learn how to edit and show your digital photographs in Photoshop Elements classes offered at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. 

Learn the basics in Photoshop Elements I, held at the Lebanon Center on Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 10. Cost for this five-week class is $54 plus a $3 fee.

Go beyond the basics in Photoshop Elements II, and learn about layers, touch-up, restoring, special effects, slide shows and more. Class will meet at the Lebanon Center on Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning Feb. 14. Cost for this five-week class is $54 plus a $3 Fee.

Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to fees.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Sweet Home Center iPad Class

Learn to customize your iPad layout and use its many tools in an introductory class held at the LBCC Sweet Home Center.
This one-day iPad class will meet at the Sweet Home Center on Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 1 to 3:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $29 plus a $2 fee.
Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in. Reduction does not apply to fees.
For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Nutcracker Dress Rehearsal

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Legacy Ballet will perform the classic holiday production of “The Nutcracker” at Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center Dec. 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets: $12 general admission. Purchase online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets, at the theater Box Office, by phone at 541-917-4531, or one hour prior to the performance. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.  

For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at 541-917-4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.









Albany Community Education Winter Classes

LBCC’s Albany Community Education offers a variety of classes including language, photography, health and fitness, and craft classes each term.

"Intro to Hebrew Language & Culture" meets on Thursdays for 10 weeks beginning Jan. 10 from 6 to 8:20 p.m. Cost for this class is $76.50 plus $5 Fee.

"Enhance Your Digital SLR Camera" meets on Wednesdays for five weeks beginning Feb. 20 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $54 plus $3 Fee.

"Spanish for Seniors" meets on Mondays for nine weeks beginning Jan. 7 from 1 to 2:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $63 plus $3 Fee.

"Healthy Gluten Free Living 101" meets on Mondays for three weeks beginning Jan. 7 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $39 plus $25 Fee.

"Crewel & Brazilian Embroidery" meets on Tuesdays for four weeks beginning Jan. 8 from 1 to 2:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $39 plus $12 Fee.

Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduc…

LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers: Beginning Computer Classes

LBCC is offering a beginning computer classes at its Lebanon Center and Sweet Home Centers beginning January 9.
Learn the basics in the class Computers-1st Step, held at the Lebanon Center on Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting Jan. 9, and at the Sweet Home Center on Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting Jan. 17. Cost for this four-week class is $45 plus a $3 fee.
If you already know the basics, but need a bit more instruction, Computers-2nd Step will be held at the Lebanon Center on Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting Feb. 6, and at the Sweet Home Center on Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting Feb. 14. Cost for this four-week class is $45 plus a $3 fee.
Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to fees.
For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

New Advanced Transportation Technology Center

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Fueling the Future – Driving Innovation

When it comes to fueling our cars, how much we spend at the pump can drive us to seek better, cheaper ways to get to our destinations.

Those cheaper, cleaner alternatives aren’t on the horizon –they are already here. Hybrid electric/gas motors, full-on electric motors, biofuels, propane, compressed natural gas, and hydrogen fuel cells are being developed and improved upon as viable alternatives to gasoline.

The new fuels bring new technology, and the need for people to service the fuel systems. LBCC is positioning itself to provide highly skilled technicians to work on the automobiles and heavy equipment of our future with a new Advanced Transportation Technology Center.

The Advanced Transportation Technology Center (ATTC) will serve as a first step toward creating a base for alternative fuel technology in the Willamette Valley, becoming the only major training facility for alternative fuels between Seattle and San Francisco.

With $4.3 milli…

Art Student Creates Conceptual Drawings for Larger-Than-Life Scenes in "The Nutcracker"

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Enormous candies and cupcakes. Giant snow-covered trees against a midnight sky. Life-sized fireplaces and chilly windows. These are just a few of the scenes created by LBCC art student Jessica Purkerson for Legacy Ballet’s upcoming performance of “The Nutcracker."


Purkerson created the scenes after a request from theater manager Leslie Hammond. She had also helped create the large paper cutout masks used in last spring's children's play. This time, the challenge for Purkerson was to create scenes that would transfer well to a large backdrop.

Purkerson was awestruck to see her conceptual 11-by-22 inch watercolors turned into 22-by-44 foot backdrops for the show.

“It was so cool to see my paintings hanging from the ceiling,” Purkerson said of her watercolors, which hang in waiting in the Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall.

Amy Larink, a scenic artist based in Chicago, spent the month of November transferring Purkerson’s conceptual designs into four large b…

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers - GED/Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education classes will be held at LBCC’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers winter term to help you improve your skills in reading, writing or math, or prepare for your GED.

Free orientations will be held at the Lebanon Center Jan. 7 and 8 from 9 to 11:50 a.m., or 6 to 8:50 p.m., and the Sweet Home Center Jan. 7 and 8 from 8:30 to 11:20 a.m., or from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Orientation is mandatory before registering for classes.

There is a $30 enrollment fee due at registration. Classes will be held at the Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, and the Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St.

For more information, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801, or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Driver Education Classes Winter Term

Several Driver Education classes are being offered winter term through Linn-Benton Community College Albany Community Education.

The course includes Oregon state mandated 30 hours of classroom instruction, a three-hour parent/student orientation at first meeting plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation. First class session starts January 7.

Registration requirements include completed packet, fee, original driver permit and one photocopy. Registration packets are available at all centers one week prior to registration or online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/albany-community-ed/driver-education.

Cost for the course is $259 for ages 17 and under, $429 for ages 18 and over. Class must be dropped 24 hours prior to start date for refund.

For more information, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840. Visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunner schedule of classes for specific class dates and times.

Free Tax Preparation Course for AARP Volunteers

Become a volunteer for AARP’s tax assistant program by taking the free Tax Preparation class offered through Linn-Benton Community College.

Learn to assist seniors and limited income taxpayers in tax preparation, including information on federal and state income tax law. Attendees are expected to volunteer a minimum of four hours per week for the 10 weeks of tax season.

Two class sessions will be offered, with the first starting Jan. 7 and the second starting Jan. 14. Each session will meet for one week, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Calapooia Center, room CC-203, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

For more information or to register, email aunger@centurytel.net or contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Albany Community Education Offers Variety of Fitness Classes

LBCC Albany Community Education will offer a variety of fitness classes in Albany beginning January 7.

Choose from Early Morning Fitness; Better Bones & Balance; Tai Chi Chuan; Cardio Dance Workout; Hatha Yoga; Cardio Core Conditioning; Pilates Combo and more. There is something for every level of fitness. 

Registration begins December 10. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to fees.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or see the Physical Ed/Human Performance section of the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu/go/schedule.

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Art Classes Start January

Looking for some artistic self-expression opportunities? LBCC’s Lebanon and Sweet Home Center will offer a variety of art classes starting in January.

"Watercolor Foundations" will be offered at both centers. The Lebanon Center class meets on Tuesdays for eight weeks beginning Jan. 8 from 5:30 to 7:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $69 plus $3 Fee.

This Sweet Home Center class will meet on Thursdays for five weeks beginning Jan. 10 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Cost for this class is $39 plus $2 Fee.

"Calligraphy" class will be offered at the Sweet Home Center. This ten-week class meets on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 8 from 1 to 3:20 p.m. Cost is $76.50 plus a $5 fee.

"Clay-Open Studio" class will be offered at the Sweet Home Center. This ten-week class meets on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 8 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Cost is $84 plus a $5 Fee. There will be additional fees for materials payable in class.

Registration begins December 10. Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 p…