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OCCSA Students Hold Town-Hall At State Capitol

Student representatives from the Oregon Community College Student Association will hold a Town Hall-style meeting for Oregon State legislators on Monday, Feb. 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Oregon State Capitol building, Hearing Room C, 900 Court St. NE, Salem.

A panel of Oregon legislators will discuss topics relating to community college funding and tuition increases in Oregon, including the Oregon Opportunity Grant and the community college support fund.

Representatives from the Education Committee, Ways and Means Committee and the Ways and Means Sub-committee on Education will be there.

Participating representatives include Mark Johnson, House District 52; Michael Dembrow, House District 45; Peter Buckley, House District 5; Richard Devlin, State District 19; Betty Komp, House District 22; and Sherrie Sprenger, House District 17.

A free bus will leave Takena Hall at 4 p.m. and return at 7:30 p.m. Car pooling is also available upon request. Contact Ricky in Student Life and Leaders…

LBCC Hosts Freedom Rider Dr. Robert Singleton

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Dr. Robert Singleton, one of the original Civil Rights Freedom Riders, will speak at Linn-Benton Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from Noon to 1 p.m. in the Forum building, room F-104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Singleton, an economics professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angles, will tell of his experiences with the Freedom Ride, being arrested and jailed and what it meant to him then and now. A question and answer session will follow.

In 1960, Singleton was named president of the NAACP chapter at UCLA. He helped to recruit for, and ultimately participated in, the Freedom Riders movement in the south, where the riders set out to challenge Mississippi and other southern states to comply with two U.S. Supreme Court decisions ruling racial segregation unconstitutional in interstate travel.

On July 30, 1961, Singleton, along with more than 300 Freedom Riders, was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi, where the riders were tried, fined and incarcerated at Parchman Penitent…

LBCC Holds College Night Open House

Are you thinking about college or looking to improve your job skills? Plan to attend College Night at Linn-Benton Community College on Monday, Feb. 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

A showcase featuring theater, music, physical science and short-term training programs will be presented from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Forum building, room F-104. Campus tours will be offered from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit with faculty advisors to learn about LBCC programs and to explore your career options. Learn about how to finance your college career and how you can earn college credits while still in high school.

Information on LBCC’s degree partnership programs with OSU and OIT will be available. Learn about special admissions programs and meet current LBCC students.

College Night is free and open to the public. Register online at www.linnbenton.edu/go/college-night, or call the LBCC Admissions Office at 541-917-4847. For special needs and accommodations, contact…

LBCC Announces Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development

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Beth Hogeland has been selected to serve as the next executive vice president of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development at Linn-Benton Community College, succeeding Carol Schaafsma, who will retire in June.

Hogeland, a Millersburg resident, has served as dean for the Liberal Arts, Social Systems and Human Performance division at the college since 2009. Previous to that position, she served as the dean of LBCC Family Resources and Education from 2002 to 2009, and as a faculty member in Family Resources from 1990 to 2002.

A graduate of Florida State University, Hogeland holds a doctorate degree in human development and family science as well as a master’s in education and a bachelor’s in child development and elementary education. In addition, she earned her master’s degree in counseling from Truman State University.

Hogeland will be responsible for the planning, development, supervision and evaluation of four major instructional divisions and serve as acting president in the presi…

LBCC Free Phlebotomy Information Sessions

Several free Phlebotomy Program information sessions will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College for those interested in training to become a phlebotomist.

Session times and dates offered are Tuesday, Feb.7, from 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m. to Noon, and Wednesday, March 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lebanon Community Hospital, conference rooms B/C. You only need to attend one session; no preregistration is required to attend. Attendance at one of the information sessions is mandatory to register for the program.

The 16-week Phlebotomy Program training starts July 30 and runs through Nov. 16 at the Lebanon Community Hospital Health Careers Training Center and the LBCC Lebanon Center.

Skill areas covered in the training include medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, customer service, medical law and ethics, phlebotomy and job success skills.

Cost for the program is $4,500. The program is eligible for financial aid. Check the LBCC web site for course prerequisi…

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Offer Business Tech Classes

Upgrade your office skills or learn new ones in computer and business classes offered through the LBCC Business Technology Labs in the Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

These five-week, one-credit classes allow you to progress at your own pace and include Windows & Computer Fundamentals, PowerPoint Fundamentals, Excel Fundamentals, and Filing. Classes begin February 13.

Lebanon Center classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11:50 a.m. or on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:20 p.m. Sweet Home Center classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:20 p.m.

These one-credit classes have an in-state tuition rate of $91 per credit. For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Offer Business Tech Classes

Upgrade your office skills or learn new ones in computer and business classes offered through the LBCC Business Technology Labs in the Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

These five-week, one-credit classes allow you to progress at your own pace and include Windows & Computer Fundamentals, PowerPoint Fundamentals, Excel Fundamentals, and Filing. Classes begin February 13.

Lebanon Center classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9 to 11:50 a.m. or on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:20 p.m. Sweet Home Center classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:20 p.m.

These one-credit classes have an in-state tuition rate of $91 per credit. For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

LBCC 37th Annual Children’s Theater Production of “Wiley and the Hairy Man”

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The theater department at Linn-Benton Community College will present its 37th Annual Children’s Theater production of the shadow puppet play Wiley and the Hairy Man at the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Wiley and the Hairy Man is an American Southern folk tale that originated as an oral tradition amongst African slaves. The play, adapted by by Suzan Zeder and directed by LBCC Theater Director Dan stone, is about a young boy, Wiley, who must go out into the swamp to build a hound house for his dog, but is afraid that the Hairy Man is lurking nearby. Wiley has to learn how to overcome his problems and his fear.

See a behind the scenes "sneak peak" of the play:www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcRup_0il10

This production is unlike any other produced at LBCC, with a movie-sized screen that stretches the length of the stage. Using the cultural art form of shadow puppetry, characters come to life in this American tale told from the perspective of the r…

LBCC Hosts College Transfer Day

Oregon College Transfer Day Information Fair will be held at Linn-Benton Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd S.W., Albany.

This free event is geared toward students interested in transferring to four-year institutions.

Information and representatives will be available from 20 public and private four-year colleges including: Concordia University, Corban College, Eastern Oregon University, George Fox University, Linfield College, Northwest Christian University, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Oregon State University Cascades Campus, Pacific University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, The Evergreen State College, University of Oregon, University of Portland, University of Western States, Warner Pacific College, Washington State University and Western Oregon University.

Information will also be available on the Ford Family Foundation Scholarship.…

LBCC Offers Cyber Security Presentations for Community and Businesses

Learn how to increase security within your business and community by attending free cyber security presentations offered through LBCC Business and Employer Services on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Meet with key players in Oregon's and U.S. cyber security. Presenters include Kelvin Coleman, director of state, local and tribal engagement for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division, Karen Evans, U.S. Cyber Challenge director and former e-government chief, and Theresa Masse, chief information security officer for the State of Oregon.

The first presentation “Securing Your Business and Home” will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Central Willamette Credit Union head office, 7101 Supra Drive, Albany. This presentation will be offered again from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Hewlett-Packard, 1000 NE Circle Blvd., Corvallis.

“Cyber Warriors: Choosing a Career in Cyber Security” will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. at Hewlett-Packard, 1000 NE Circle Blvd., Corvallis. This presentation is desi…

Linn-Benton Opera Guild Preview: Madame Butterfly

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The Linn-Benton Opera Guild will preview the opera Madame Butterfly, by Giacomo Puccini, on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7:45 p.m. at 303 Benton Hall, Oregon State University campus, Corvallis.

OSU music professor Janet Hackett will tell the story of the opera and play recorded excerpts from the score. Admission is free to Linn-Benton Opera Guild members, students of Linn-Benton Community College and OSU. Cost for the general public is $5.

Performance dates will be Feb. 3, 5, 9 and 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, Portland. The opera will be sung in Italian with English translations.

Linn-Benton Community College and the Linn-Benton Opera Guild will host a bus ride to the closing performance on Saturday, Feb. 11 for those interested. Round-trip coach fare is $35 per person per opera. Cost for opera tickets is not included, and seating reservations are required.

The bus will leave LBCC’s Benton Center parking lot–757 NW Polk Avenue, Corvallis–at 4:30 p.m., arriving at Key B…

Sleep Lab Technician Free Information Sessions

Free information sessions for those interested in becoming a Polysomnographic Technologist, or sleep technician, will be held at Linn-Benton Community College.

Polysomnographic Technologists assist physicians with patients who have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. One in four adults is diagnosed with sleep disorders each year, resulting in trained sleep technologists needed for this growing field.

LBCC’s newly accredited Polysomnographic Technologist program combines online and in-class instruction with a clinical practicum. Students will learn how to administer, score and interpret a variety of sleep disorders and their treatments.

The information sessions will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, on Tuesday, Feb. 21 and again on Thursday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to Noon in the Calapooia Center building, room CC-210, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Attendance at one of the information sessions is mandatory before applying for the program. The program starts June 25 and runs through March 2…

Sausage Making Class

Back by popular demand! Learn the art of making home made sausage in the class Making Sausage offered through LBCC Albany Community Education winter term.

Chef Adrienne Ewanchyna will teach you the skills and techniques that are needed to make sausage before you invest in the equipment for making it at home.

This class will focus on fresh and smoked sausage. Participants will get to take a variety of sausage home to enjoy.

This non-credit class will meet on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. in the Calapooia Center, room CC-202. Cost for the class in $29 with a $40 lab fee.

The class will be offered again on Sunday, Feb. 12 from Noon to 4:50 p.m. in the same location. Cost is $29 with a $40 lab fee.

Oregon residents aged 62 or older pay 75 percent of tuition. This discount does not apply to material or lab fees.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunne…

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers FAFSA Presentations

Learn how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for college in one of two free classes offered at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

Designed for students and parents, the class will include a discussion on what financial aid is and what it will cover. The second half of the class will be spent filling out the FAFSA online. Contact the center for a list of information you will need.

Choose to attend the class at the LBCC Lebanon Center on Monday, Jan. 30 from 6 to 7:20 p.m., or at the LBCC Sweet Home Center on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m.

For more information, contact the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase Features Multicultural Singers

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Several community members from the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center singing project will perform at the LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase on Friday, Jan. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in the center’s student lounge, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

After receiving a generous grant from the Benton County Cultural Coalition, CMLC created a CD project with songs in different native languages performed by community members. Most of the singers had never recorded before.

The project culminated in the recording of a CD including more than 20 community members singing 22 traditional and original songs in 10 different languages including: Sanskrit and Hindi from India; Sasak from Indonesia; French; Vietnamese; Tagalog from the Philippines; English; Mongolian; Taiwanese; Dari from Afghanistan; and Spanish from Mexico.

The Benton Center Acoustic Showcase is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.

LBCC Offers Remodeling Your Home Series

“Remodeling Your Home Series” will be offered through LBCC Albany Community Education on Saturdays beginning Jan. 28.

Learn about the process of designing and building your remodeling project, as well as the methods and benefits of green remodeling. Bring your project ideas, sketches and magazine clippings for discussion.

Classes can be taken as a series or individually. The first class in the series will be “Designing it Well” on Saturday, Jan. 28. The second class will be “Building it Right” on Saturday, Feb. 4; and the third class in the series will be “Green Remodeling” on Saturday, Feb. 11.

All classes will meet from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in the LBCC North Santiam Hall building, room NSH-110, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost for the three-class series is $39 with a $2 lab fee. If you would like to take one or two classes, the cost for each class is $29 with a $2 lab fee.

For more in formation, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or check the online sche…

Economic and Business Equity Office Informational Meeting on Cool Schools Initiative

The director of Oregon’s Economic and Business Equity office will hold an informational meeting at Linn-Benton Community College on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Calapooia Center building, Cascade View conference room 203, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Contractors are encouraged to attend to learn more about the governor's $2 million Cool School Audit Initiative, which was funded by the federal stimulus program to provide energy audits for 394 facilities in 100 school districts across Oregon.

The Initiative identified more than $20 million in various energy efficiency projects. The meeting will cover how to do business with the state, including how to obtain a Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business certification, how to bid on Cool School energy projects and other government contracts, and how to access capital.

This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the LBCC Small Business Development Center. For more information or to reserve your space, co…

LBCC Offers Cake Decorating Class

Learn the art of decorating a cake in the class Cake Decorating offered through LBCC Albany Community Education winter term.

Learn some simple techniques to accomplish professional looking results using butter cream and royal icing. This nine-week class will meet on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave NW. The first class was held Jan. 9, but there is still space available.

Cost for this non-credit class is $63 with a $7 lab fee. Oregon residents aged 62 or older pay 75 percent of tuition. This discount does not apply to material or lab fees.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunner schedule of classes.

Oregon Education Investment Board Community Meetings

The Oregon Education Investment Board will hold seven community meetings across the state this month to discuss the next steps to improve student success in Oregon’s public education system, from prekindergarten through to college and career readiness.

Local students, educators, parents and community members are invited to the meetings, to share their ideas to support student learning. Meetings are scheduled for seven Oregon cities beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus, Washington County Rock Creek Event Center, Bldg. 9, 17705 NW Springville Rd.

Meetings will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. After a brief presentation on the Oregon Education Investment Board’s proposals, most of the time is reserved for participants to discuss and share their thoughts.

Additional meetings will be held at:

Wednesday, Jan. 18
Chemeketa Community College, Salem
Eola Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Rd. NW

Thursday, Jan. 19
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organizat…

LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers Computer Classes

Are you a novice computer user who would like to build your computer skills? The class "Computers-Second Step" will be offered at the LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers this winter term.

"Computers-Second Step" will build on your basic computer skills, including covering more features of Windows 7, the Internet and email. Learn how to copy information between programs, organize files, create folders and learn some easy computer maintenance tips.

This four-week, non-credit class will be offered at the Lebanon Center beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. and the Sweet Home Center beginning Thursday, Feb. 16 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Cost for the class is $45 plus a $3 lab fee. Must have taken "Computers-First Step" or have equivalent computer experience.

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

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

LBCC Offers Small Business Introduction Course for Veterans

Are you a Veteran who owns a small business? Learn what it takes to run a successful business in the Veteran’s Small Business Management course offered through LBCC’s Small Business Development Center.

Tailored to the specific needs of Veteran entrepreneurs, this course will provide monthly classroom sessions and personal advising to help you work on your individual business needs.

Attend a free introductory session to learn more about this program on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the LBCC Calapooia Center building, room CC-213.

The nine-month program will meet on the first Thursday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Feb. 2 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost for the program is $199.

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

LBCC Offers Non-Credit Fitness Classes Winter Term

Get your New Year’s fitness fix by taking a non-credit fitness class, such as Zumba Toning or Pilates, offered through LBCC Albany Community Education winter term.

Zumba Toning combines body-sculpting techniques and specific Zumba moves into one calorie-burning, muscle-toning class. Students will use light hand weights to build strength and tone all the target zones.

This 11-week class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 to 4:50 p.m. starting Jan. 9 at the LBCC Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost for this non-credit class is $69 with a $3 lab fee.

Pilates Combo is a series of low-impact exercises that concentrates on building strong abdominal muscles which improves balance and coordination. The class format involves toning with light weights, balancing and mat workout using a combination of yoga and Pilates moves.

This 11-week class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 8:50 a.m. starting Jan. 10 at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave. NW. Cost…

Early Morning Fitness Class Offered Through Albany Community Education

The class “Early Morning Fitness” will be offered through Albany Community Education at Linn-Benton Community College this winter term.

This fitness class includes warm up activities, stretching, flexibility, walking and strength training with light hand weights. Anyone with physical limitations will be given special attention.

Choose from a three-day class that will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or a two-day class that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, both from 7 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. starting Jan. 9 at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave NW.

Cost for the three-day class is $85.50 with a $5 lab fee. Cost for the two-day class is $69 with a $3 lab fee. Residents aged 62 or older pay 75 percent tuition. This discount does not apply to material or lab fees.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840, or visit the online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu and click on WebRunner schedule of classes.

NSH Gallery Features Three Northwest Artists

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Three Northwest artists will be featured in the second annual Art Invitational from Jan. 9 to Feb. 24 in the North Santiam Hall Galleries at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Sandra ‘sloy’ Nichols and Dave ‘nic’ Nichols, a husband-wife art duo from Salem, will share the walls with Tallmadge Doyle, a nationally recognized print-maker from Eugene.

A public reception and gallery talk with the artists will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the NSH second floor atrium.

The purpose of LBCC’s annual invitational is to showcase high quality of creative work being done by artists who live in the Willamette Valley. “We have a lot of artistic talent right here in our own backyard,” said Dori Litzer, chair of LBCC’s Fine and Performing Arts Department. “These three artists are great examples of the vitality of the local art scene.”

Doyle, who has an extensive background in printmaking, will be showing about 20 copper etching prints from her “Celestial Mena…

Professional Development Class Motivation Strategies That Work

The professional development class “Motivation Strategies That Work” will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College Business and Employer Services on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 8 a.m. to noon at the LBCC Albany campus.

Learn what it takes to create a successful work environment that helps motivate your employees, including practical strategies for attaining high performance from employees.

Class will be held on the LBCC Albany Campus in the Fireside Room, Calapooia Center building, room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

Cost for the course is $79 per person, or $69 each for three or more from one company. For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Business, Healthcare and Workforce Division at 541-917-4923.

LBCC Travel at the Tripp Film Series “Southern Europe”

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Join filmmaker Marlin Darrah as he presents the second film in the LBCC Travel at the Tripp film series “Southern Europe: A Journey to Paris, Cannes, Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Dubrovinik, and Istanbul” on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. in the Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Performance Center.

Darrah’s film is a delicious sampler package from many wonderful Central and Southern European cities; a feast of architectural and cultural highlights from Paris, Cannes, Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Dubrovnik and Istanbul. From the Seine and the art galleries of Paris, to the Moorish palaces and narrow market streets of Spain; to the greatest coastal walled city in the world, to the most fascinating and alluring city of the Eastern Mediterranean, Istanbul; this program is filled with rich cinematography and sound.

Darrah is an award-winning executive director of the Portland, Oregon-based production company, International Film and Video. His 30 years of production experience have tak…

LBCC and OSU Master Gardeners Free Gardening in the Pacific NW Series

A free eight-week "Gardening in the Pacific Northwest” lunch time series will be held at the Albany Public Library on Wednesdays from Noon to 1 p.m. beginning Jan. 11 and at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, on Thursdays from Noon to 1 p.m. beginning Jan. 12.

The series is presented by OSU Certified Master Gardeners. Topics will include "Multiplying Plants for Free with Divisions & Seeds" with Brenda Winslow on Jan. 11 in Albany and Jan. 12 in Lebanon; "All about Herbs!" with Carol Small on Jan. 18 in Albany and Jan. 19 in Lebanon; "Tough, Water-Wise Plants that Thrive in the Shade" with Kathy Clark on Jan. 25 in Albany and Jan. 26 in Lebanon; "Change Up Your Landscape with a Pond" with Joel Shonnard on Feb. 1 in Albany and Feb. 2 in Lebanon; "Gardening 101" with Steve Naberhuis on Feb. 8 in Albany and Feb. 9 in Lebanon; "Xeriscaping: Conserving Water Through Creative Landscaping" with Paul Westerberg on F…

LBCC Lebanon Center Holds Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Program

A free Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Self Management Program will be held at the Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Center starting Jan. 19.

This six-week workshop is for people with ongoing health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, emphysema, heart conditions, high blood pressure, MS and other chronic health conditions.

Participants will meet on Thursdays from 1 to 3:20 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. This free workshop includes the book "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions."

Pre-registration is required by calling Carole Kment 541-768-6070 or by email at ckment@samhealth.org. Co-sponsored with Samaritan health Services in partnership with Linn and Benton County Health Departments.

LBCC Lebanon Center & Sweet Home Center Outdoor & Environment Class

Learn how to survive in the wilderness in the class "Wilderness Survival and Safety" offered at the LBCC Sweet Home Center this fall.

This one-day class will introduce you to the skills that may save your life in an outdoor emergency. Topics covered include mental and physical preparation, starting a fire, creating a shelter, signaling and items you should always carry in the outdoors.

Class will meet on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the LBCC Sweet Home Center. Cost for this non-credit class is $39 plus a $2 fee. Adults age 62 and above receive 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.

South Santiam Hall Gallery Show “Painting My Way Through Cancer” Opens Jan. 9 - Features Salem Painter as She Explores Her Recovery from Cancer

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LBCC SSH Gallery Show “Painting My Way Through Cancer” Opens Jan. 9
Salem Painter Explores Her Recovery from Cancer

“Painting My Way Through Cancer,” an exhibit by Salem artist Susan Trueblood Stuart, will be on view Jan. 9 through Feb. 10 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany, Oregon.

A public reception for the artist will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the gallery.

The artist is exhibiting a collection of about 20 paintings made over the past four years that reflect the anguish, pain and perseverance she experienced during her battle against cancer.

Trueblood Stuart was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw in 2007 and has undergone several surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatment since then. While the cancer is currently in remission, she continues to receive treatment to rebuild and strengthen her jaw, which was ravaged by the disease.

“This series depicts that which I felt before and after surgery,” she said.…