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Around Town Nov. 7, 2018


November 7, 2018

Learn about India

at B’ville library

Brownsville Community Library presents India’s fabled Rajasthan at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at 146 Spaulding Ave.

Travel photographer Donald Lyon will make India come alive with a slide show and talk on Rajasthan, the most colorful region of the most colorful country, and other locations.

Admission is free. For more information, call (541) 466-5454.

Linn Democrats to

gather for election

Linn County Democrats will hold an Election Night Gathering and Monthly General Meeting on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, at Two Rivers Market, 250 Broadalbin St. S.W.

A social time and no-host dinner will start at 6 p.m. at Taqueria Alonzo in Two Rivers Market. A short monthly general meeting, including brief remarks by Democratic candidates, begins at 6:45 p.m. The election night watch gathering will follow in Taqueria Alonzo and the adjacent Linn County Dems Campaign Office, where dessert will be served.

  The election ends locally at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

There will be televisions with election results in both Taqueria Alonzo and the Linn Dems Campaign Office. Attendees are welcome to bring their laptops, tablets and smartphones to get local and statewide election results.

The Linn County Dems also invite all Democrats to join them in the Veterans Day Parade through downtown Albany on Saturday, Nov. 10.

For more information about the election night gathering and participation in the parade, contact Linn Dems Co-Chair Graham Kislingbury at (541) 974-2075 or

‘I Got Guns’ on

stage at LBCC

Linn-Benton Community College Performing Arts will perform the award-winning original play “I Got Guns” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17 in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 

This original play, written by LBCC Theater Faculty Dan Stone, examines political viewpoints and gun issues with a huge helping of hilarity. 

Created in the improvisational slapstick-style of Commedia dell’ Arte, this play makes fun of extreme conservatives and liberals alike. If you enjoy raunchy slapstick comedy, this is the show for you!

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17, and 2 p.m. on Nov. 17. 

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

For more information, contact the LBCC Theater Box Office at 541-917-4531.

LAFTA to hold

holiday auditions

Lebanon Association for Theater Arts is preparing for its annual Christmas show and will hold auditions at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Lebanon High School auditorium.

Performances will be Dec. 7 and 8.

An accompanist will be available for the auditions, so performers should provide sheet music or an accompaniment track. Cold reads will also be held.

Also, LAFTA will hold auditions for “Larceny and Old Lace,” originally scheduled for a November performance and now scheduled for March 1-2, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 2 in the LHS auditorium.

For more information, email

Class on business

strategic thinking

Linn-Benton Community College extended learning will offer a “Strategic thinking: Developing a future focus” class from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the LBCC Sweet Home Center.

Trainer Terri Houde will teach this leadership development session for those who want the time, tools and techniques to develop a future focus for their business team. Learn the language of strategic thinking and tools to jump start a strategic vision, including a vision deployment model to create employee engagement and accountability.

Registration costs $89 per person, or $79 each for three or more registrants. To register, call (541) 917-4840, or in person at any LBCC location.

Black comedy on stage in Albany

Albany Civic Theater presents “August: Osage County,” directed by Kay Roth, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, located at 111 First Ave. W.

A black comedy written by Tracy Letts, “August: Osage County” involves complicated and compelling characters with funny, vicious and compassionate twists involving a vanishing father, a pill-popping mother, and three shady sisters.

Tickets are $13 for adults, and $10 for kids and seniors. Visit for more information.

Go hog wild at B&G Club fund-raiser

The Boys & Girls Club is going “Hog Wild for Kids” with its annual fall auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the club, 890 18th Ave.

Silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., buffet dinner at 7 p.m., and live auction plus drawing for a Harley Davidson Sportster donated by Sweet Home Choppers at 8 p.m. Buy raffle tickets for the Harley at the Boys & Girls Club in Lebanon and Sweet Home for $50 each; limit of 250 tickets available.

Reservations to the benefit dinner and auction are required by calling (541) 367-6421, (541) 258-7105, or email

Wreath-making class Nov. 12

Sweet Home Garden Club will hold a wreath-making class starting at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Fir Lawn Lutheran Church, 109 W. Holley Road.

Metal bases, greens and ribbons will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own greens and ribbon. Anyone interested in making a beautiful, sturdy wreath is welcome.

For more information, call (541) 367-8894.

OSU professor to

talk at Science Pub

William Ripple, a distinguished professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University who has drawn worldwide attention for his research on wolves and other predators, and for publishing a scientists’ warning to humanity, will speak at the Corvallis Science Pub on Monday, Nov. 12.

Ripple’s presentation, “From Wolves to the Warning to Humanity: Facing the Environmental Crisis through Science,” begins at 7 p.m. at the Whiteside Theatre, located at 361 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The author of numerous highly cited studies, Ripple helped popularize the concept “ecology of fear,” in which the loss of top predators like wolves has a cascading effect on the ecosystem. In Yellowstone Park, for example, the return of wolves is starting to lead to the reestablishment of trees, shrubs, beaver, birds, and even the shape of the streams by altering the density and behavior of elk. 

Science Pub is free and open to the public, but due to its continuing popularity, advance registration is necessary and tickets will be required.

Registration is available online or by calling University Events at (541) 737-4717. Free street parking is available as well as at the City Hall lot, two blocks from the theater. Vendors will serve veggie pizza by the slice and Worthy Brewing’s Strata IPA, featuring hops developed at OSU.

Local history, more on After 5 program

After 5 Connection will hold its monthly dinner and program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at The Lobby, 661 S. Main St., Lebanon.

All women are invited.

Matt Helget will speak about his research into the history of Camp Adair.

Guest speaker Gloria Law of Bellingham, Wash., an author, motivational speaker, business owner and health coach, will speak on “Never ... ever ... give up hope.”

According to organizers, Law is a resilient woman who has endured traumatic events.

Cost is $10, inclusive; credit cards are not accepted. RSVPs are required.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Sherri at (541) 258-6414 or Nancy at (541) 259-1396 or Cancellations are requested if unable to attend.

Meals on Wheels

weekly menu

Meals on Wheels 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, Nov. 9, is beef patty with barbecue sauce or hot dog with sauerkraut, both on a bun; whole kernel corn, country coleslaw and yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

No meal will be served Monday, Nov, 12, due to the Veterans Day holiday.

The menu on Tuesday, Nov. 13, is chicken and dumplings or spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic roll, green beans, marinated broccoli salad and spiced applesauce.

Volunteers are needed for both kitchen help and meal delivery.

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


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