Around Town: January 2018

City library gets extended hours
The Lebanon Public Library now has extended hours on Tuesday and Saturday.

The library is open Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Chamber awards deadline Feb. 10
Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 10 for the 2017 Lebanon Community Distinguished Service Awards and Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

The Distinguished Service Awards Banquet will be March 6.

Nominees should be exceptional individuals, businesses and organizations that have shown dedication to the community, exemplary service and community leadership.

Awards categories are: Man of the Year (age 40-59), Woman of the Year (40-59), Junior First Citizen (21-39), Senior First Citizen (60-plus), Large (25 or more employees)  and Small (less than 25 employees) Businesses of the Year, Business Leader of the Year and Non-Profit Organization of the Year. Also to be given is the Frankie Gray “Answering the Call” awards in areas such as civic and community involvement, social and economic impact, leadership and overall community service.

For tickets, nomination forms and more information, contact the chamber at (541) 258-7164, stop in at 1040 Park St. or visit www.lebanon-chamber.org.

Pain management class at SLCH
The Mid Valley Pain Alliance will offer a class on “Understanding the Ongoing Pain Experience” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N. Santiam Hwy.

This is a free community presentation and discussion with local health care professionals.

For more information, email [email protected].

Free ham radio class starts Jan. 17
The East Linn Ham Radio Club is offering a free 6- to 8-week class to assist those who are interested in becoming a licensed ham radio operator.

Classes will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., beginning Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Sweet Home Police Department’s training room, 1950 Main St.

Ham radio training manuals will be available for purchase at the beginning of the first class. This session is for the Technician License. Registration is required.

For information or to register,  contact Edie Wilcox at (541) 401-0188.

Photographer to present on Bhutan
The Lebanon Public Library will host World Cultures and Travel, a photo presentation on Bhutan by local photographer Donald Lyon, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 in the community room.

Lyon, of Brownsville, has 40 years of travel experience and knowledge from his career as a photo tour operator. The event is free.

Square dancers to celebrate birthday
Lebanon Square Circlers Alliance will hold its 69th Birthday Dance from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at the Lebanon IOOF Hall, 20 Ash St.

Cost is $6 per person or $14 per family. Strawberry shortcake will be served at the break.

Callers will be Charlotte Jeskey and Jim Voll, with Jackie Gale cueing.

For more information, call (541) 401-9780 or visit www.lebanonsquarecirclers.com.

Bible study on life of David to start
A women’s community-wide Bible study video series, “The Longing in Me” by Sheila Walsh, will begin the week of Jan. 22 at various locations and times.

The six-week study focuses on the life of King David, and taps into the longings that only God can fill.

Studies are open to all women, and workbooks are available at local host churches:

Lebanon Foursquare Church, 470 W. C St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; childcare not available; contact LeeAnn Bowser at (541) 451-4397 for more information;

First Baptist Church, 211 E. Vine St., Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; childcare is available on request for the morning study; contact Pat Noss at (541) 258-8398 for more information;

Ignite Hope Free Methodist, 580 F St., Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; childcare available on request; contact Rebecca Wirfs at (503) 434-0517 for more information.

Registration at www.midvalleywomenofchrist.org/lebanon is advised.

Also for more information, contact Linda David of Mid-Valley Women of Christ at (541) 990-8186, (541) 928-1950, or email [email protected].

‘Three Musketeers’ on stage in Albany
The Albany Civic Theater will perform “The Three Musketeers” through Jan. 27 at 111 First Ave. SW, downtown Albany.

Double crossings, kidnappings, and carefully guarded secrets keep the Musketeers and the writer in constant battle against their enemies, from looming deadlines to deadly assassins. Featuring lavish sword fights and sweeping romance, this adaptation of the classic novel evokes a time when honor and love ruled all.

Visit albanycivic.org to purchase gift certificates, season passes, and show tickets online.

CHIP class to start Jan. 22 at SLCH
A team of physicians and dietitians at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital will lead a 18-session, Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) class from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays starting Jan. 22 through March 22 at the hospital for people struggling to get their weight or overall health under control.

CHIP is a lifestyle medicine program scientifically proven to help people to improve their blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, BMI, sleep, resilience and depression. The class integrates optimal nutrition, exercise and behavioral  psychology principles and tools to help participants achieve their health goals.

The hospital will host a free informational class as at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8 in the hospital conference room 3 and 4. The informational class is highly encouraged, but no required, for anyone interested in taking the class.

For more information, or to register, call (541) 451-6313.

Chorus Spring Pops rehearsals
Registration and rehearsals for the Lebanon Community Chorus’ Spring Pops Concert, “Young at Heart,” are under way Thursdays at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 3111 S. Main Road.

Rehearsals will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday, culminating in this year’s concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29.

All singers 18 and older are welcome to join the LCC, regardless of experience. Dues for the spring season are $20; scholarships are available.

For more information, contact Carol Sedlacek at (541) 401-4606, or Jim Rutledge at (808) 341-2328.

Forum to focus on ODOT activities
Representatives of the Ore-gon Department of Transportation will speak at the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Forum Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Career Training Center, 525 N. Santiam Hwy.

Frannie Brindle and Brian Morey of ODOT will address new safety improvements on Highway 34 and HB217, the “Keep Oregon Moving Transportation Bill,” which passed last year and establishes a new dedicated source of funding,  the Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund, to expand public transportation service in Oregon. Those include $20 million in upgrades to Highway 20 between Albany and Corvallis.

Cost for lunch is $15 and RSVPs are required. The menu will be lasagna, green beans, breadsticks, tossed salad and brownies.

For more information or to RSVP, call (541) 258-7164 or visit www.lebanon-chamber.org.

‘Pianist’ on stage at OSU Jan. 27
The School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University will present “The Pianist of Willesden Lane” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St.

In this show, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek tells the true story her mother, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams were interrupted by the Nazi regime.

The performance is part of the third season of  SAC Presents,  a visual and performing arts events series presented by the School of Arts and Communication at OSU.

Discounted season tickets and “pick four” ticket packages for SAC events are available online at www.liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/SACpresents. Any remaining tickets on the night of an event will be made available to SNAP Oregon Trail Card holders for $5, maximum of two tickets.

Paint and Wine Night at The Oaks
The Oaks at Lebanon will host a Paint and Wine Night from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 621 Oak St.

The event will include opportunities to paint and sip variety of wines from the Willamette Valley, led by Jen Magnolia-Pulliam.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cost is $25, which covers wine, canvas and supplies.

RSVP to (541) 258-7777 to reserve your supplies. For more information, contact Jenni Grove at (541) 619-0556.

Health Career Ladder Feb. 3
Local teens are invited to participate in the Lebanon Health Career Ladder from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at COMP-NW, 200 Mullins Drive.

The free event is one of a series of free Saturday Academies in which COMP-Northwest clinicians, scientists, medical students, and our community partners engage the whole family in science activities to educate and build skills and confidence for students from Lebanon and surrounding communities in grades 6-10. The goal is to provide opportunities for students to create, explore, and develop college and career goals and objectives. Others will be held March 10 and April 21.

All sessions are held at COMP-Northwest in Lebanon. Lunch is provided for all attending. Adult accompaniment of students is required as participation from parents, guardians or designated adults is a vital part of the experience.

For more information, call (541) 259-0299.

Pajama Party square dance
Lebanon Square Circlers Alliance will hold a Pajama Party from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Lebanon IOOF Hall, 20 Ash St.

Cost is $5 per person or $12 per family. Participants are encouraged to come in their pajamas.

Charlotte Jeskey will call and Jackie Gale will cue. Pre-rounds start at 7:30 p.m., with the mainstream dance at 8 and the Plus at 10:15.

For more information, call (541) 401-9780 or visit www.lebanonsquarecirclers.com.

Free gardening classes offered
Seed to Supper will hold six free basic gardening classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 8, at LBCC’s Lebanon Campus, 44 Industrial Way.

Learn how to plant, grow, water, harvest and preserve your own food, and reduce your budget. A free textbook, seeds and supplies for classes are included.

For more information, contact Sheryl Casteen of OSU Master Gardeners at [email protected].

Home schooling conference Feb. 10
A conference to encourage local home schoolers will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the River Center, 3000 S. Santiam Hwy.

Speakers will include Lee Binz, Heidi Scovel and Heidi St. John. Early-bird pricing of $35 is available before Jan. 20.

To register or for more information, visit www.midvalleyhomeschoolconference.com or contact Aubrey Grove at (541) 570-5508.

Trails work day at Mark Slough
Build Lebanon Trails will hold a work day at the Mark Slough Trail from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.

Meet at the Mark Slough trailhead on Tennessee Road to help out with spreading mulch and other tasks. Participants are asked to bring gloves, rakes and, if possible, wheelbarrows. Dress for the weather and anticipate mud. Drinking water will be available.

For more information, visit www.buildlebanontrails.com or contact Rod Sell at (541) 409-1302.

Sweetheart Run in Sweet Home
The City of Sweet Home Parks & Recreation Department will host a Sweetheart Run 5K and 10K at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Sankey Park.

A one-mile Kids Fun Run starts at 10 a.m. and is free for children 10 and under.

The 5K  and 10K start at 10:30 a.m. Discounts are available for registrants before Feb. 1.

For more information, or to register online, visit www.shsweethomerun.weebly.com.

Gardening series starts Feb. 12
Linn County Master Gardeners and the Lebanon Garden Club will host the Lebanon Second Monday Lunchtime Gardening Series from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at The Lobby, 661 S. Main St.

Master Gardener Susan Morton will talk about mason bees and why they are so important.

The talks are free, and will be held throughout the year.

For more information, contact Laurie Gibson at (541) 248-1088.

Head start on LBCC technical programs
Registration is open for the National Career and Technical Education Signing Day to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The event is open to high school seniors, GED earners or  anyone interested in enrolling in one of the college’s two-year or less programs, which often fill up quickly.

Career technical programs at LBCC include: Accounting Technology, Automotive Technology, Coding Reimbursement Specialist, Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), Crop Production, Heavy Equipment Diesel Technology, Horticulture, Machine Tool Technology, Mechatronics Industrial Automation Technology, Medical Assistant, Networking and Systems Administration, Non-Destructive Test and Evaluation, Practical Business Management, Profitable Small Farms, Welding and Fabrication Technology and Water Environment and Technology.

Signing Day provides an opportunity for students to save a spot in their CTE program of choice for the following fall. Lunch is provided.

To attend, sign up online at www.linnbenton.edu/cte-signing-day or contact Lena Carr at (541) 917-4787.

Samaritan Health Services will offer a free seminar on heart health from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

Speaker Tim Becker, DO, will discuss which exercises are best for the heart, how intensely you need to exercise, and how to fit exercise into a busy life.

Registration is required due to limited space. To register, call (855) 873-0647, or register online at https://www.samhealth.org/health-services/classes-and-events/t/h/the-right-exercise-for-your-heart/yearly/2018/02/20