Local calligraphers to host all Oregon workshop Sat.

The Sweet Home Bunch, a group of local calligraphers, will host the All Oregon Calligraphers Conference (AOCC), Saturday, October 7, at Sweet Home High School.

Linn Benton Community College is helping to sponsor the conference. Karen Ter Haar, Melbourne Australia, will be the guest speaker.

She will also lead workshops at LBCC on Friday and Sunday.

The idea of calligraphers gathering from around the state to share ideas began 19 years ago with the Goose Quill Guild of Corvallis. The conference site moves around the state every two years. This will be the first time it will be held in Sweet Home.

Several local merchants are helping by contributing items for door prizes and to the “goodie bags” that all participants receive. Mary Brendle is conference director.