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Around Town February 17, 2016

 

February 16, 2016



Tax

appeal, history board members

The

Linn County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants interested

in serving on the Historic Resource Commission or the Board of

Property Tax Appeals.

The

Historic Resource Commission has immediate openings for a three-year

term.

Applicants

are needed for the selection pool for the Board of Property Tax

Appeals.

To

learn more about these positions, please contact the Linn County

Board of Commissioners’ Office at (541) 967-3825. A Committee

Application is available at http://www.co.linn.or.us and can be mailed to:

P.O. Box 100, Albany, OR 97321.

LBCC

offers local art, history classes

A

variety of art and community education classes, including free

classes, will be held through Linn-Benton Community College this

month.

nThe class "Corks and Canvas” is one of the most enjoyable ways to

explore your artistic talent while enjoying the atmosphere at a local

winery. No experience is necessary.

Get

step-by-step instruction, supplies, and your first glass of

"inspiration,” and leave with your own masterpiece. This one-day

class will be held from 6 to 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Mark’s

Ridge Winery in Lebanon. Cost is $39.

nLearn the basics of design and acrylic painting with professional

muralist Victoria Knight in the class "You Can Paint Acrylics.”

Take home a completed mountain passage scene. This one-day class

meets from 10 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 at the LBCC Lebanon

Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $39. Supplies included.

nChallenged with managing money and a budget?

Would

you like to learn how to improve your credit report and score?

Linn-Benton

Community College is offering a free class, "Dollars and Sense,”

which teaches easy-to-follow steps to create the habit of saving,

with hands-on tools and group discussions with Willamette

Neighborhood Housing Services.

Class

will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the LBCC

Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Registration is required by

calling (541) 752-7220, ext. 300. Again, cost is free.

For

more information, contact the LBCC Sweet Home Center at (541)

367-6901 or sweethome@linnbenton.edu, or the Lebanon Center at

(541) 259-5801 or Lebanon@linnbenton.edu.

nLearn about the Corps of Discovery in a free class, "Lewis and

Clark: Oregon and Beyond.’ Find out what the Corps of Discovery did

in Oregon, what happened on their way back to St. Louis in 1906, and

what Lewis and Clark did after they disbanded.

Class

will be held Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 22 and 24, from 1 to 2:50

p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. Cost: Free.

SH

genealogists

to

meet at library

Sweet

Home Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at

the Genealogy Library, 1223 Kalmia St.

Ardys

Vaughan will speak on "How to Locate Your Family Records” and

"What Records are Available in Ohio.”

A

business meeting will follow. The public is welcome.

For

more information, contact the Sweet Home Genealogical Library at

(541) 367-5034.

Family

Fun Day at LBCC Saturday

The

39th annual Family Fun Day at Linn-Benton Community College will be

held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the LBCC Activities

Center gym, Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd.

Activities

for children ages one to six include play dough, an obstacle course,

crafts, bounce house, face painting, putt-putt golf, used book and

toy sale, and more.

Activity tickets are 25 cents each.

Proceeds

support parenting programs and tuition grants for the nearly 2,000

parents in Linn and Benton Counties who attend LBCC Parenting

Education classes each year.

For

more information, call (541) 917-4897.

Muzzleloaders

to host frontier fair

Fort

Umpqua Muzzleloaders are holding their annual Frontier Heritage Fair

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20-21, at the Lane County Fairgrounds, 796

W. 13th Ave. in Eugene.

The

event features artifacts and replicas of pre-1898 America, including

the Mountain Man, Civil War and Old West eras. A special exhibit of

Oregon pre-history is planned, along with displays representing the

Hudson’s Bay Company, early explorers, historic Fort Umpqua, the

Applegate Trail and northwest coastal native art.

A

kids activity area and demonstrations of historic skills such as

spinning, beadwork, arrowhead making, quilting and a foot-powered

wood lathe will be part of the event.

Show

times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $3 for ages 12 and over, with children under 12 free.

For

more information, contact Melody Morrell at (541) 689-4281 or James

Hayden at (541) 746-1819.

OSU

to stage

‘Kiss

Me, Kate’

The

Oregon State University School of Arts and Communication will present

Cole Porter’s jazzy musical comedy, "Kiss Me, Kate,” Feb. 26-28

and March 3-5.

Performances

will be in the Withycombe Hall Main Stage theater, 2901 S.W. Campus

Way, Corvallis, on Feb. 26-27 at 7:30 p.m .; Feb. 28 at 2 p.m., and

March 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. Oregon State University Theatre and the OSU

music department are collaborating on the production.

The

madcap, romantic musical-within-a-musical is the story of how

egotistical leading man Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife,

Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to play opposite one another

in a new production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.

The

principal cast includes OSU students Eldon de la Cruz as Paul; Steven

Evans-Renteria as Nicely-Nicely; Taylor Fahlman as General Howell;

Phillip Hommes as Harry the Horse; Samantha Johnson as Lois Lane;

Quentin Kirk as Fred Graham; J. Garrett Luna as Bill Calhoun; Kimber

Parker of Sweet Home as Lilli Vanessi; Anna Patch as Hattie; Emily

Saalfeld as Madam Baptisa; Cory Warren as Ralph; Alex Weingargen as

Gremio; and Eric Zittel as Hortensio.

The

production is directed by Theater Professor Charlotte Headrick with

musical direction by music instructor and pianist Lauren Servias and

choreography by Megan Skinner.

Tickets

are $15 for general admission; $10 for seniors; $10 youth/student;

and $5 for OSU students. They can be purchased online at

http://bit.ly/1wgmTkJ beginning Feb. 15 or by calling the box office

at (541) 737-2784.

Get-ready-for-the-

Big-One

workshop

Are

you prepared for an emergency?

Oregon

State University Extension Service – Lane County Master Food

Preservers will present an Emergency Preparedness Workshop focusing

on food and water storage from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20,

at the Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham St. in Eugene.

The

workshop will include information on decision making to help you

select what is right for your family when it comes to food and water

storage.

Topics

will include kinds of food that store well and food storage container

ideas. Lots of ideas will be offered on water storage showing many

kinds of containers, filters and storage ideas, both commercial and

ideas for the do-it yourselfer.

Also

included will be a discussion on alternative cooking sources and

ideas for an emergency car kit and what to do for your pets.

Cost

of the class is $25, which includes herarty snacks and handouts.

Register at

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/announcements/food-preservation-baking-classes

or call (541) 344-5859 with registration questions.

Meals

on Wheels weekly menu

Tax

appeal, history board members

The

Linn County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants interested

in serving on the Historic Resource Commission or the Board of

Property Tax Appeals.

The

Historic Resource Commission has immediate openings for a three-year

term.

Applicants

are needed for the selection pool for the Board of Property Tax

Appeals.

To

learn more about these positions, please contact the Linn County

Board of Commissioners’ Office at (541) 967-3825. A Committee

Application is available at http://www.co.linn.or.us and can be mailed to:

P.O. Box 100, Albany, OR 97321.

LBCC

offers local art, history classes

A

variety of art and community education classes, including free

classes, will be held through Linn-Benton Community College this

month.

nThe class "Corks and Canvas” is one of the most enjoyable ways to

explore your artistic talent while enjoying the atmosphere at a local

winery. No experience is necessary.

Get

step-by-step instruction, supplies, and your first glass of

"inspiration,” and leave with your own masterpiece. This one-day

class will be held from 6 to 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Mark’s

Ridge Winery in Lebanon. Cost is $39.

nLearn the basics of design and acrylic painting with professional

muralist Victoria Knight in the class "You Can Paint Acrylics.”

Take home a completed mountain passage scene. This one-day class

meets from 10 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 at the LBCC Lebanon

Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost is $39. Supplies included.

nChallenged with managing money and a budget?

Would

you like to learn how to improve your credit report and score?

Linn-Benton

Community College is offering a free class, "Dollars and Sense,”

which teaches easy-to-follow steps to create the habit of saving,

with hands-on tools and group discussions with Willamette

Neighborhood Housing Services.

Class

will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the LBCC

Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Registration is required by

calling (541) 752-7220, ext. 300. Again, cost is free.

For

more information, contact the LBCC Sweet Home Center at (541)

367-6901 or sweethome@linnbenton.edu, or the Lebanon Center at

(541) 259-5801 or Lebanon@linnbenton.edu.

nLearn about the Corps of Discovery in a free class, "Lewis and

Clark: Oregon and Beyond.’ Find out what the Corps of Discovery did

in Oregon, what happened on their way back to St. Louis in 1906, and

what Lewis and Clark did after they disbanded.

Class

will be held Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 22 and 24, from 1 to 2:50

p.m. at the LBCC Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long St. Cost: Free.

SH

genealogists

to

meet at library

Sweet

Home Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at

the Genealogy Library, 1223 Kalmia St.

Ardys

Vaughan will speak on "How to Locate Your Family Records” and

"What Records are Available in Ohio.”

A

business meeting will follow. The public is welcome.

For

more information, contact the Sweet Home Genealogical Library at

(541) 367-5034.

Family

Fun Day at LBCC Saturday

The

39th annual Family Fun Day at Linn-Benton Community College will be

held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the LBCC Activities

Center gym, Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd.

Activities

for children ages one to six include play dough, an obstacle course,

crafts, bounce house, face painting, putt-putt golf, used book and

toy sale, and more.

Activity tickets are 25 cents each.

Proceeds

support parenting programs and tuition grants for the nearly 2,000

parents in Linn and Benton Counties who attend LBCC Parenting

Education classes each year.

For

more information, call (541) 917-4897.

Muzzleloaders

to host frontier fair

Fort

Umpqua Muzzleloaders are holding their annual Frontier Heritage Fair

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20-21, at the Lane County Fairgrounds, 796

W. 13th Ave. in Eugene.

The

event features artifacts and replicas of pre-1898 America, including

the Mountain Man, Civil War and Old West eras. A special exhibit of

Oregon pre-history is planned, along with displays representing the

Hudson’s Bay Company, early explorers, historic Fort Umpqua, the

Applegate Trail and northwest coastal native art.

A

kids activity area and demonstrations of historic skills such as

spinning, beadwork, arrowhead making, quilting and a foot-powered

wood lathe will be part of the event.

Show

times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $3 for ages 12 and over, with children under 12 free.

For

more information, contact Melody Morrell at (541) 689-4281 or James

Hayden at (541) 746-1819.

OSU

to stage

‘Kiss

Me, Kate’

The

Oregon State University School of Arts and Communication will present

Cole Porter’s jazzy musical comedy, "Kiss Me, Kate,” Feb. 26-28

and March 3-5.

Performances

will be in the Withycombe Hall Main Stage theater, 2901 S.W. Campus

Way, Corvallis, on Feb. 26-27 at 7:30 p.m .; Feb. 28 at 2 p.m., and

March 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. Oregon State University Theatre and the OSU

music department are collaborating on the production.

The

madcap, romantic musical-within-a-musical is the story of how

egotistical leading man Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife,

Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to play opposite one another

in a new production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.

The

principal cast includes OSU students Eldon de la Cruz as Paul; Steven

Evans-Renteria as Nicely-Nicely; Taylor Fahlman as General Howell;

Phillip Hommes as Harry the Horse; Samantha Johnson as Lois Lane;

Quentin Kirk as Fred Graham; J. Garrett Luna as Bill Calhoun; Kimber

Parker of Sweet Home as Lilli Vanessi; Anna Patch as Hattie; Emily

Saalfeld as Madam Baptisa; Cory Warren as Ralph; Alex Weingargen as

Gremio; and Eric Zittel as Hortensio.

The

production is directed by Theater Professor Charlotte Headrick with

musical direction by music instructor and pianist Lauren Servias and

choreography by Megan Skinner.

Tickets

are $15 for general admission; $10 for seniors; $10 youth/student;

and $5 for OSU students. They can be purchased online at

http://bit.ly/1wgmTkJ beginning Feb. 15 or by calling the box office

at (541) 737-2784.

Get-ready-for-the-

Big-One

workshop

Are

you prepared for an emergency?

Oregon

State University Extension Service – Lane County Master Food

Preservers will present an Emergency Preparedness Workshop focusing

on food and water storage from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20,

at the Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham St. in Eugene.

The

workshop will include information on decision making to help you

select what is right for your family when it comes to food and water

storage.

Topics

will include kinds of food that store well and food storage container

ideas. Lots of ideas will be offered on water storage showing many

kinds of containers, filters and storage ideas, both commercial and

ideas for the do-it yourselfer.

Also

included will be a discussion on alternative cooking sources and

ideas for an emergency car kit and what to do for your pets.

Cost

of the class is $25, which includes herarty snacks and handouts.

Register at

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/announcements/food-preservation-baking-classes

or call (541) 344-5859 with registration questions.

Meals

on Wheels weekly menu

Meals

on Wheels, also known as Your Table or Ours, offers lunch at the

Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays,

Tuesdays and Fridays.

The

Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays.

First-time

diners are invited to come in and have a free lunch to give it a try.

Suggested

donation is $3.50. All meals are served with milk, coffee or tea

upon request and diabetic desserts are available on request.

The

lunch menu on Friday, Feb. 19, is chicken Alfredo pasta or spinach

omelet bake, cut green beans, garden vegetable salad, wheat roll,

and red gelatin jewels with whipped topping.

The

menu for Monday, Feb. 22, is BBQ smokehouse chop or turkey loaf with

gravy, creamed potatoes, green peas, sunflower seed bread and hermit

bar

The

menu for Tuesday, Feb. 23, is turkey or tuna salad sandwich half on

wheat bread, minestrone soup, marinated spring garden salad, and

pineapple.

For

more information, call (541) 367-8843.

Meals

on Wheels, also known as Your Table or Ours, offers lunch at the

Sweet Home Community Center to seniors over 60 at noon on Mondays,

Tuesdays and Fridays.

The

Senior Center serves a separate lunch on Wednesdays.

First-time

diners are invited to come in and have a free lunch to give it a try.

Suggested

donation is $3.50. All meals are served with milk, coffee or tea

upon request and diabetic desserts are available on request.

The

lunch menu on Friday, Feb. 19, is chicken Alfredo pasta or spinach

omelet bake, cut green beans, garden vegetable salad, wheat roll,

and red gelatin jewels with whipped topping.

The

menu for Monday, Feb. 22, is BBQ smokehouse chop or turkey loaf with

gravy, creamed potatoes, green peas, sunflower seed bread and hermit

bar

The

menu for Tuesday, Feb. 23, is turkey or tuna salad sandwich half on

wheat bread, minestrone soup, marinated spring garden salad, and

pineapple.

For

more information, call (541) 367-8843.

 
 

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