Around Town June 6, 2017


June 6, 2017


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Samaritan Health Services hospitals are now offering 3-D mammography at all Diagnostic Imaging locations.

The exam increases the detection of breast cancers and decreases the number of women asked to return for additional testing. The overall exam is only a few seconds longer than a 2-D exam an dmakes breast cancers easier to see in dense breast tissue, making breast screening more comfortable.

Host a Japanese

exchange student

Local residents have two opportunities this summer to host Japanese short-term exchange students.

The Josai Club is looking for families to host high school-aged students this summer for two weeks from mid- to late-June to mid-July.

For more information and an application, contact Suzette Andersen at (541) 401-2750.

Linn-Benton County 4-H is seeking host families for Japanese youths from July 23 to Aug. 18.

The program is open to area families who have a child close in age to the Japanese youths, who are all between 12 and 16. Families do not have to be currently involved in 4-H to participate in the program.

Host families are asked to include their new family member in their regular activities including family trips and outings, sporting events, camps, visiting friends and relatives, running errands and even doing chores. Families do not have to plan special activities or incur extra expenses; just treat them as a member of the family.

For more information, program details, requirements, resources and application forms, visit or contact Jennifer Bradford, Linn-Benton County 4-H Japanese Exchange Coordinator at or (541) 207-4435.

Applications are requested as soon as possible, though they may be accepted as late as July 22.

LBCC business web workshop

Linn-Benton Community College is offering an introductory website workshop for entrepreneurs and small business owners from 6 to 8:50 p.m. Monday, June 5, at the LBCC Luckiamute Center, room 115, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd.

Website Basics is a three-hour introductory workshop on website development, and covers overview of domain names, writing for the web, images and photo basics and more.

Cost is $79.

Register by contacting the LBCC Small Business Development Center at (541) 917-4929.

LBCC spring choir

concert Thursday

The Linn-Benton Community College choirs will perform their spring concert "Horizons” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd.

LBCC Concert Choir and Chamber Choir will perform a variety of works including Gabriel’s Oboe from the movie "The Mission,” How Can I Keep from Singing, Earth Song, and Cell’s Planets.

Vocal a cappella ensembles Blue Light Special and The Sirens will perform a wide variety of popular favorites including Greedy, Water, 24K Magic, and Death of a Bachelor.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students, seniors and veterans. Purchase online at or at the theater box office one hour prior to performance.

‘Healthy Choices’ for ladies’ dinner

After 5 Connection will present "Sunshine and Health” with dinner and a special program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at The Lobby, 661 S. Main St.

Gayle Edwards, a certified health coach of Corvallis, will speak on "Healthy Choices made simple while grocery shopping.” Her presentation will give tips on how to choose healthy choices.

Shirley Mozena, author and world traveler, will speak. She is a retired music teacher and librarian and learned the secret to a successful marriage in an unusual way.

Cost is $8.50, cash or check only.

For reservations contact Sherri at (541) 258-6414 or or contact Nancy at (541) 259-1396 or

Free sports

physicals June 17

Student athletes needing a sports physical can get one for free on Saturday, June 17, at the Samaritan Lebanon Health Center facility, 675 N 5th St.

Physicans at the clinic will offer the physicals from 9 a.m. to noon on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in is encouraged by 11:30 a.m.

Students must pick up a sports physical form at their school and bring it to the physical, with the first page completed and signed by a parent or guardian. No physical will be provided without the completed form and signature. A parent or guardian must be present at the time of the physcial.

For more information, call the clinic at (541) 451-7820.

Lacemakers invite

visitors June 17

Oregon Trail Lacemakers will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Willamette Oaks Retirement Living, 455 Alexander Loop, Eugene.

Oregon Trail Lacemakers is open to lacemakers and those wanting to learn to make bobbin lace, tatting and needlelace.

For more information, email or call (541) 343-4252.

VBS at Mennonite

church June 19-26

The Sweet Home Mennonite Church will host Vacation Bible School from 8:50 to 11:45 a.m. Monday to Friday, June 19-23, at the Mennonite Church, 1266 44th Ave.

VBS is open to children age 4 years to 5th grade. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 19.

For more information, call (541) 367-2848.

Tractor safety

training at LBCC

Linn-Benton Community College will begin Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety training June 23.

The class is geared for farm workers ages 14 to 18.

The 3-day class meets from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, June 23, 24 and 26.

Cost is $99.

Pre-registration is required and students must be at least 14 to register. Students and parents must sign a Liability Waiver/Indemnification form at the time of registration.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Community Education at (541) 917-4840. Registration packets are available online at

Run wild with

outdoor skills

The Running Wild 5K Run/Walk and Outdoor Skills Challenge will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, at E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area near Corvallis.

Participants can try four different outdoor skills at stations along the trail. All activities are supervised by ODFW staff or certified hunter and angler education volunteers.

Music and a wildlife information booth will be at the finish line.

Participants can visit the skills stations in any order and the events are optional.

No dogs are allowed at the Running Wild event.

Cost is a $2.50 registration fee per entry plus $25 for adults, $20 for youth age 10-16, and free for youth 9 and under. Groups of five or more receive $5 discount per registrant. T-shirts available ($15 for adults, $12 for youth).

To register or purchase a t-shirt, visit

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 menu on Friday, June 9, is chicken patty with gravy or beef liver and onions, whipped potatoes with gravy, country trio vegetables, herb bread and orange frosted orange cake.

The menu on Monday, June 12, is Waikiki chicken or Swedish meatballs, creamed potatoes, Scandinavian blend veggies, wheat bran bread and chocolate pudding.

The menu on Tuesday, June 13, is Asian chicken salad or chef mini salad on spinach Romaine, cream of broccoli soup, white dinner rolll and spiced pears. .

For more information, contact Norene at (541) 367-8843.


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