Around Town: May 2019


Proposals sought for plaza art board

The Lebanon Arts Commission is seeking artist proposals for its Strawberry Plaza Art Board Program, a systematic process for the creation, selection and display of art on six large-sized (4- by 8-foot) art panels affixed to the north and south walls of the Strawberry Plaza.

All proposals will be created in miniature form, in scale with the large boards. Multiple entries from the same artist are welcome. Interested artists must turn in an official entry form, which is found at the following locations: Lebanon City Hall, 925 S. Main St.; Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.; Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St.

All design submissions and any art panels resulting from the selection process become the property of the City of Lebanon and cannot be returned. After an art board’s 12-month exhibit time ends, the public will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction for the piece. Proceeds from the sale are split between the Lebanon Arts Commission Art Fund and the artist.

For more information, contact Leigh at (541) 258-4253 or email [email protected]

Grants offered for facade restoration

In 2017, the Lebanon City Council approved the creation of a Downtown Building Restoration Program to incentivize building facade improvements. Along with the program’s original loan interest grants, the City is now offering micro grants for downtown businesses with entrances on Main Street, between Vine and Maple streets.

The DBRP interest grant provides no-interest loans (drawn from participating local banks and credit unions) for building facade improvements. Interest grants are provided for loans up to $25,000, covering 100 percent of interest not to exceed a maximum rate of six percent.

The DBRP micro grant provides up to $5,000 per street address for improvements supportive of the original building design in terms of exterior materials, architectural ornamentation and finish.

Improvements might include paint, new awnings, door and window restoration, accessibility upgrades, signage, exterior lighting, removal of facades to recover original architectural intent, and more. The DBRP encourages improvements that support original exterior building design as closely as possible.

Grants are based on a first come, first served basis until intial funding is exhausted. For more information, go to www.ci.lebanon.or.us/cd, or contact Alysia at (541) 258-4256.

Exchange student hosts needed

Families are needed to host international high school exchange students for the next school year.

Foreign Links Around the Globe works closely with host families to place an exchange student student who will transition well into a specific family unit. Organizers have 10 years of experience in the Willamette Valley.

For information, contact Cynthia Burgeson, community development coordinator, at (541) 704-0937 or [email protected].

Lunch and Birding at Senior Center

Lebanon Senior Center offers a Lunch and Learn Birding series every Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at 30 Tangent St.

New participants are welcome to join the group, which views National Geographic videos to better understand the world from the bird’s eye view.  All presentations are on video and discussion will follow.

Other weekly events at the Senior Center include:

  •  Bingocize every Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. Medical students from COMP Northwest host this program as it combines the competitiveness of BINGO with an opportunity to move, turning exercise into play. Participants can win prizes.
  •  Step Up/Indoor Walking Class every Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.  This is a video-based indoor walking program that can be done while seated or standing. Movements are simple and out of the weather.
  •  Qi-Gong every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Qi Gong emphasizes physical movements, breathing, and use of intentional mind (meditation) which increases the amount of Qi (energy) .
  •  Introduction to Drawing is offered on the first and third Fridays of each month, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. This is a free art class that focuses on drawing and sketching. Participants should bring a sketch pad and a No. 2 pencil.

For more information, call (541) 258-4919.

Friends of Library book sale weekdays

Friends of the Library host its used book sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every weekday at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.

Proceeds benefit the Lebanon Public Library. For more information, call (541) 258-4919.

Library lending more than books

The Library of Things movement, a non-traditional collection of things to be borrowed with a library card, is a growing trend for public libraries, has arrived at Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St.  Library of Things could include seeds, electronics, musical instruments, tools, recreational equipment and more.

Lebanon Public Library is kicking off its own LIBRARY OF THINGS collection with cake pans.  Why cake pans?  Cake pans and novelty bakeware are particularly popular additions to libraries.  They require little maintenance, are easy to store and relatively inexpensive.

Questions? Contact the library at (541) 258-4926.

Public garden beds available to rent

Community garden beds are now available for rent at Lebanon’s new Porter Park Community Garden.

There are 30 raised stone planting beds, six ADA raised cedar beds and 14 garden beds available, each at an annual cost of $25. Each plot includes soil, compost materials, water, on-site basic gardening tools, and support from Community Garden Coordinator and Master Gardener Sheryl Casteen.

There is a one-time volunteer application fee of $15. Opening day planting is weather-dependent and tentatively scheduled for April.

All required forms to rent a garden plot are located at www.ci.lebanon.or.us/parks/page/porter-park-community-garden, or pick up a packet at City Hall, 925 S. Main St. For more information, call the Park Department at (541) 258-4917 or email [email protected].

Preschooler stories at library Thursdays

Lebanon Public Library presents Little Bookworms Preschool Storytime each Thursday at 11 a.m.

Little Bookworms Storytime allows children, ages 3 through kindergarten, to explore their world interactively through books, songs and finger plays.  A craft follows Storytime.

On May 2  the 2019 Strawberry Festival Princesses will be visiting Storytime as guest readers.

For more information about storytimes at the Lebanon Library, call (541) 258-4926, or visit www.ci.lebanon.or.us/library.

Local graveyard cleanup May 12

The Sand Ridge Cemetery Association will hold a cleanup of the historic Sand Ridge Cemetery from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 12.

Participants are asked to bring gloves, protective eyewear, rakes, shovels and other hand tools appropriate for picking up limbs and rocks and spreading topsoil.

For more information, visit the SOLVE website at www.solve oregon.org/oregon-historic-cemetery-cleanups or call (541) 619-6437 or (541) 451-2006.

The association will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19. For more information, check out the options above.

Learn to garden in climate change

“Gardening in a Changing Climate” will be the topic at the May class of the Lebanon Second Monday Lunchtime Gardening Series, from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, May 13, at The Lobby coffee shop, 661 S. Main St.

The event is offered by Oregon State University Extension. Classes are free. The public is welcome.

For more information, call (541) 967-3871 or visit extension.oregonstate.edu/linn.

Tea on tap at women’s dinner

After 5 Connection will hold its monthly women’s dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at The Lobby, 661 S. Main St.

The theme will be “Wonderland Tea Party. Barbara Brown, former owner of Mrs. B’s Tea in Lebanon will share the history of the world’s favorite beverage, how tea is properly served and how it can be made delicious.

Guest speaker Lois Williams of Lacy, Wash., a professional speaker, workshop leader and author of three books, will deliver laughter as she shares her experiences with map reading long before the advent of GPS and lessons learned thereby.

Special music will be provided by 13-year-old Moriah Winn, who will have just returned from a trip to Carnegie Hall with the North Albany Middle School Choir and Band.

The $10 cost includes dinner. Credit cards cannot be accepted. All are welcome.

Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Sherri at (541) 258-6414 or Nancy at (541) 259-1396 or emailing [email protected].

Sr. Center holding photo contest

Lebanon Senior Center is celebrating National Photography Month with a photo contest for seniors, 50 and older. Photographs taken by the entrants and submitted by Wednesday, May 15, at 80 Tangent St., will be hung in the hall and voted on by peers. Entries must be 8.5 by 11 inches.

For more information, contact Kindra at (541) 258-4920.

Republican women to meet May 15

Linn County Republicans will hold their women’s meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Cascade Grill, 110 Opal Court, Albany.

The republicans’ general meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Pop’s Branding Iron, 901 Pacific Blvd. SE, Albany.

No host meal; purchases are optional. Arrive early to socialize with friends and catch up on what’s new in the legislature, what petitions are active. For more information, email [email protected] or visit LinnCountyRepublicanParty.org.

‘Old-Timers’ to tell stories at library

Three Lebanon natives will tell stories of their city’s past at  6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16,  at the Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St.

The storytellers – Tony Hayden, Sally Morgan and Ken Bolf – grew up in Lebanon and have lived in the city for much or all of their adult lives.

The free program, sponsored by the Lebanon Museum Foundation and Lebanon Public Library, will include plenty of time for questions and comments from the audience, which we expect to include many other old-timers.

Hayden is a longtime local photojournalist whose parents founded KGAL radio station and whose father co-founded Hoodoo Ski Bowl and served as editor and publisher of the Lebanon Express for 35 years.

Morgan, who lives in the house she grew up in, has had a longtime family association with Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. Her grandfather served on the board that founded the hospital; her mother founded the hospital gift shop; and Morgan supports the hospital in a number of ways, including serving on the Hospital Auxiliary board.

Bolf’s grandparents came to the Lebanon area in 1920 and lived on a 90-acre farm on Brewster Road. Bolf, a retired English teacher, is a landscape and wildlife photographer.

For more information about the Lebanon Museum, send an email message to [email protected],  find the Lebanon Museum on Facebook, or contact Linda at (503) 707-1539.

Farmer’s Market kicks off May 16

Lebanon Downtown Farmer’s Market kicks off the season from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, and will continue every Thursday through Oct. 17.

Located in the parking lot downtown at the corner of Grant and Main streets, the annual market features local vendors selling fresh produce, meats, cheeses and handmade goods.

For more information, call (541) 418-2603, or visit SweetHomeFarmersMarket.org.

Powwow and salmon bake

A salmon bake, comedy performance and powwow will be held to celebrate Oregon State University’s indigenous community on Friday, May 17, and continue Saturday, May 18.

The salmon bake begins at 12 p.m. on Friday, at the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, 311 SW 26th St., on the Corvallis campus. The menu includes salmon cooked over an open fire, potatoes, cornbread, blueberry wojapi, and kale salad. Guests line up by the rear entrance of the Longhouse gathering hall. The salmon bake is free to the public, and continues until food runs out.

The indigenous comedy group, The 1491s, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday in Gill Coliseum. The event is free to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, the annual Klatow Eena Powwow will be from 12 to 11 p.m. at Gill Coliseum. The event is family friendly and free, and features dancers, singers and vendors. Grand entries are at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

For more information, visit https://dce.oregonstate.edu/pow-wow-information.

Community Pride Day at Ralston Park

Lebanon’s annual Community Pride Day is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, starting at Ralston Park.

Join the Lebanon Downtown Association to help clean Lebanon’s parks, streets and cemeteries in preparation for Memorial Day and Strawberry Festival weekend. Volunteers who are ready to clean up trash and debris are needed. They also need cleaning supplies and equipment. Donations are welcomed to cover food and beverage costs.

Fire District to host open house

The Lebanon Fire District will hold its annual Community Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Cheadle Lake Park, 4001 Weirich Drive.

This year marks 135 years of fire service to the Lebanon community. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better, with fire engine rides, giant bounce houses, face painting, a life flight helicopter landing, and more.

Public safety agencies from Lebanon, Linn County and across the state will be on hand. Adults can sign up for opportunities to learn life-saving skills, including basic fire extinguishing, child car seat inspections, CPR/First Aid/AED certification, and a free residential fire safety evaluation of their home.

The family-friendly event is free, but some vendors may charge for their services. Food carts, and coffee and Sno Cone businesses will be there.

Genealogical researcher to speak in Sweet Home

Sweet Home Genealogical Society will host Josephine Ingraham, an experienced genealogical researcher, at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at 1223 Kalmia St.

Ingraham will speak on “DNA Truths and Myths.” She has 33 years of experience in genealogical research and related records, including DNA research for biological parentage. She will discuss how genealogists can take their searches to the next level.

The event is free. The public is invited.

GOP gala to feature Blue Angels vet

Linn County Republicans will hold their Spring Gala fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at Linn County Fair Expo Center in the Willamette Conference Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany.

Held on Armed Forces Day, the theme will be “They did it for us,” with Greg Wooldridge as the keynote speaker. Wooldridge was twice Commander of the Navy Blue Angels, and is a previous Oregon gubernatorial candidate.

Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and includes a choice of prime rib or chicken parmesan. There will be a no-host bar, and live and silent auctions.

Tickets cost $50 for a single reservation, $90 for two, or $360 for a table of eight. Tickets are available at LinnCountyRepublicanParty.org, or text/call (541) 401-0457.

Sacred music chorale to perform

The Oregon Sacred Festival Chorale will present its 11th annual Benefit Concerts starting this week in the Mid-Valley.

Concerts will be at:

– 6 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1170 Baxter Road SE, Salem;

– 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Lebanon First Assembly of God, 726 W. Oak St.; and

– 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26, at Corvallis First Baptist Church, 125 NW 10th St.

Admission is free but offerings will be taken and all proceeds will be divided evenly between Adult and Teen Challenge, Mennonite Disaster Service and Willamette International.

The choir is composed of singers from all over the Willamette Valley, including Sweet Home. Local violinist Moriah Winn will make a guest appearance at the Salem and Corvallis performances.

Garden Club to talk composting

The Lebanon Garden Club will meet at noon Monday, May 20, at Santiam Place, 139 S. Main St. at Ralston Park.

Master Gardener Sheryl Casteen will talk about organic backyard composting at the May meeting, and the June meeting will include a potluck lunch, installation of new club officers, and a discussion about the park’s rose garden.

For more information, contact Trudie Bason at (541) 258-7693, or email [email protected].

Golf lessons/drinks package at Pineway

Want to polish up your golf  – or learn the game? Pineway Golf Course is offering a five-week series of classes, “Sips and Tips,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays starting May 21 and ending June 18.

Cost is $25 per lesson or $100 for all five. Each lesson includes a specialty drink, a mini-clinic, 45 minutes of play, prizes, food and fun.

Space is limited. For more information, call (541) 258-7105.

Live Longer group to meet May 22

The Live Longer Lebanon coalition meets from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital in conference room E, 525 Santiam Hwy.

LLL is a multi-disciplinary volunteer coalition supporting the health goals of Lebanon’s community strategic plan and exists to “help Lebanon thrive with healthier, happier lives.”

They work in sectors of schools, business, faith, organizations and more, and embrace nine evidence-based principles for healthier living.

LLL planning meetings are the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 a.m. For more information, contact Deb at (541) 248-0595 or [email protected].

Make a bouquet for Memorial Day

Samaritan Evergreen Hospice invites the public to create a Memorial Day bouquet from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at 4600 Evergreen St. SE, Albany.

This is a free event. Stop by, build a bouquet, and share it with a loved one or keep it at home to remember those who are gone.

For more information, visit SamHealth.org/hospice, or call (541) 812-4662.

Brewery to host fundraiser for Salmon Watch

Barsideous Brewing is hosting a fund-raising event for Linn-Benton Salmon Watch from 5 to 9 p.m. on May 23.

The brewery, 644 S. Main St., Lebanon, will donate 10 percent of all food receipts to the educational program.

Salmon Watch is an experiential field trip program that teaches fifth- and sixth-graders about salmon and healthy watersheds.  It offers programs that teach salmon biology, water quality, macroinvertebrates and riparian areas.

The Linn Benton Salmon Watch program is coordinated by a committee representing the Calapooia Watershed Council, South Santiam Watershed Council, Benton Soil and Water Conservation District, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, Siuslaw National Forest, and two devoted retired teachers.

Organ recital at Sweet Home church

The Sweet Home Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will host an organ recital at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, at 1155 22nd Ave.

Students Olivia Martineau, Sam Martineau and Mark Wolthuis will perform, along with organ teacher Henry Wolthuis. Selections include “Now Thank We All Our God” and “Fugue in G Minor” by J.S. Bach, “Largo” from “Xerxes” by G.F. Handel, “Procession to Calvary” from “The Crucifixion” by John Stainer, “Shepherd’s Pipes” by Hubbard William Harris and more.

Refreshments will follow in the Cultural Hall. The event is free and the public is welcome.

Forum on Green New Deal May 28

The Linn County Unit of the League of Women Voters of Oregon will host a forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at the Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, to help local residents the issues brought forward by the introduction of the Green New Deal Resolution in Congress.

Professor Nancy Shurtz, an expert on taxation and environmental regulation at the University of Oregon School of Law, will review various options for action under the Green New Deal. These options could include massive investments in alternative energy and major efforts in ecological restoration, public health, education, and political equity. Shurtz will examine all these possibilities and explore in detail the various ways to fund them.

The program is free. All are welcome.

For more information, contact Linda at (503) 707-1539.

Program on youth homelessness

Jackson Street Youth Services presents a program on “Preventing Youth Homelessness: What You Can Do” from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave.

The program will cover issues affecting local youth, youth homelessness in the mid-valley, trauma-informed care, prevention strategies and how community members can help. Jackson Street works to prevent youth homelessness, and offers a continuum of services to at-risk youth in Linn and Benton counties.

For more information, visit jsysi.org, or contact Matthew Shumski at (541) 360-0868, or email [email protected].

Flower Show entrants sought

The Lebanon Garden Club’s annual Flower Show is open for public viewing from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, and from 12 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Santiam Place, 139 S. Main St.

The flower show is a tradition dating back to the first Strawberry Festival in 1909, and is free to enter and visit. Entries are accepted from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, and 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, May 31. Schedule books with details can be picked up at the library, senior center and Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, contact Sarah at (541) 570-9339.

Teens invited to  volunteer at library

Local teens are invited to join the Lebanon Public Library’s 2019 Summer Youth Volunteer Program.

Duties for youth volunteers include assisting with set up for the Thursday Performer’s Series, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., helping children during hands-on activity days and assisting librarians during the performances.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to hand out prizes and sign up participants for the summer reading incentive program.

On Thursday afternoons, from 1 to 3 p.m.,  youth volunteers can help straighten book shelves in the children’s area of the library.

Youths will also be given the opportunity to help with storytimes and teen book clubs.  We also utilize volunteers during the end of the summer After Hours party.

To qualify, students must be between the ages of 13 and 17, must turn in completed Youth Volunteer Application, and must attend a mandatory orientation session.

Youth Volunteer Applications are available at the Lebanon Public Library and at www.ci.lebanon.or.us/library.

Applications must be turned in by Friday, May 31.
For more information, contact Darcy Smith at (541) 258-4926 or [email protected].

Lebanon Public Library summer reading program starts June 1

The Lebanon Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories,” begins June 1.

The program is open to all ages to celebrate reading. Visit the library and pick up a reading journal, use it to keep track of the minutes you read then bring the journal back to claim prizes.

Families are encouraged to sign up and read together throughout the summer. Free summer lunches will be provided for children at each event. The Summer Lunch Program, provided by the USDA, is an equal opportunity provider.

June 13: Mr. Fantastic Kidrageously Funny Magician Michael Douglas at 11 a.m. Be ready for a morning of funny, dazzling and mind-blowing magic!

June 20: Lego Day at 11 a.m.

June 27: Mad Science at 11 a.m.. Be ready to be blown away with crazy science experiments! Put your goggles on and get ready for a crazy science ride.

July 11: Gumboot Dancer Michael Moloi at 11 a.m.. Gumboot is an African dance performed wearing Wellington boots. Originating in the dark gold mine tunnels of South Africa, codified boot taps were used by black miners to say something to another person a short distance away.

July 13: Its Place in Space presented by the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History at 2 p.m. Ever wonder how Earth fits in a.m.ong the planets, stars, and galaxies? Through science experiments and other fun activities, you’ll explore what makes its planet so special and learn how we can keep it that way.

July 18: Angel Ocasio’s Kamedy 4 da Kidz at 11 a.m. A variety show full of juggling, magic and just plain silliness that all will enjoy.

July 25: Science & Craft Day at 11 a.m.

Aug. 1: The World-Famous Bug Chicks at 11 a.m. The duo who makes up the Bug Chicks are entomologists who teach about the amazing world of insects, arachnids and their relatives. Be ready to see some super amazing bugs and become a “bugdork” too!

Aug. 8: Interactive Movie at 11 a.m.

Aug. 15: Grand Finale after Hours Party (for readers who complete 20 reading hours. Journals due Aug. 14.)

In addition to the Summer Reading Performers Series, the library will host Rain or Shine Outdoor Storytime at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings, June 11 through Aug. 13.

Rounding out its Summer Reading Program the library will host a Universe of Crafts for ages 10 – 14 on Tuesday, July 9, 16 and 23 from 3-4 p.m.  Contact the library at (541) 258-4926 to inquire about signing up for craft day.

Our Summer Reading Program would not be possible without Oregon’s Ready to Read Grant and the financial support from the Friends of the Lebanon Public Library.

All Summer Reading Events are free and do not require a library card to participate. For more information about the Summer Reading Program or any of the performers please visit its website www.LebanonOregon.gov/library or call (541) 258-4926 during business hours. Follow the library  on the City of Lebanon’s Facebook page to keep updated on news and events.

Summer Bands & Brews series returns June 1

The second annual Summer Bands & Brews is back with a schedule of talent for the summer. Performances will be from 7 to 10 p.m. every Saturday, beginning June 1, at Strawberry Plaza park downtown, between Conversion Brewing and Hollywood Studio.

Local businesses partner to bring people together and encourage activity in the heart of Lebanon through through sponsored live music. All ages are welcome for free, and food and drink will be available for purchase.

Current bookings are:

June 1: The Bandulus

June 8: Alder Street Band

June 15: Caught Red Handed

June 22: TBA

June 29: Johnathan Sterling

July 6: Guardians of the Underground

July 13: Mitch and The Mechanincs

July 20: The 8 Balls Band

July 27: Fox and Bones

The Oregon Jamboree will also offer a summer concert series from 6 to 8 pm. every Friday in June, at Strawberry Plaza. Performers are:

June 7: Brewers Grade

June 14: Jessie Leigh

June 21: Nate Botsford

June 28: Adam Larson & Co

Basic CPR class to be offered at LBCC

Learn basic life support CPR from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Linn-Benton Community College Health Occupations Center,  300 Mullins Drive, Lebanon.

Those who complete this course earn a non-healthcare CPR certification card valid for two years, good for the workplace and beyond.

Cost is $60. To register, call (541) 917-4840.

For more information, visit www.linnbenton.edu/extended-learning/continuing-education/cpr.php.

Orchestra presentation

The Lebanon Community Orchestra presents “Folk Music from Around the World,” from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.

The free concert, under the direction of Jean Marshall, includes arrangements from Japan (“Sakura”), Ireland (“Carrick Fergus”), Italy (“Tarantella”), Australia (“Rambling Sailor”) and more. Cookies and refreshments are available.

For more information, call (541) 258-4914.

Football youth clinic

The Boys & Girls Club in Lebanon offers a football clinics for third to eighth grade for $30. Have your athlete get trained in fundamental football by Coach Ty Tomlin from 12 to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday, June 17 to 21, at the Lebanon High School football field.

Register by June 7 by visiting tinyurl.com/bgcbluesombrero, and clicking on the “BGC Skills Clinic” tab at the upper left corner of the screen. For more information, call (541) 258-7105.

Local symphony to perform June 8-9

Willamette Valley Symphony will perform works by Glinka, Glazunov and Tchaikovsky, conducted by Lance Inouye, beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Ashbrook Independent School, 4045 Research Way, Corvallis.

Nathan Boal, saxaphone, is guest soloist to perform Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto in E-flat Major.

Also on the program are Glinka’s Ruslan & Lyudmilla Overturem, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique.”

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and over and students, and free at the door for children 12 and under. Discounts are available for season packages (four concerts).

For more information on the orchestra and where or how to purchase tickets, visit www.WillametteValleySymphony.org.

Garden Club topic is bees, butterflies

“Bee and Butterfly Gardens” will be the topic at the May class of the Lebanon Second Monday Lunchtime Gardening Series, from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, June 10, at The Lobby coffee shop, 661 S. Main St.

The event is offered by Oregon State University Extension. Classes are free. The public is welcome.

For more information, call (541) 967-3871 or visit extension.oregonstate.edu/linn.

After 5 Connection

“Harmonious Hormones” will be the theme for the monthly meeting of After 5 Connection, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at The Lobby, 661 S. Main St. in Lebanon.

All women – working, stay-at-home moms, college students and otherwise are invited.

Malinda Davis of Lebanon will share how to keep looking and feeling fit, healthy and beautiful through all of life’s stages, and will address questions about bio-identical hormone therapy.

Guest speaker Nancy Gabert, amateur dramatist from Bend, will present a humorous portrayal of life in today’s world in “What’s in Your Backpack?”

Cost is $10 per person. Credit cards cannot be accepted. Reservations are required. For information or to register, contact Sherri at (541) 258-6414 or Nancy at (541) 259-1396 or [email protected].

If unable to attend, please cancel your reservation.

‘Brothers Grimm’ at Albany theater

Albany Civic Theater presents “The Brothers Grimm” at 7:30 p.m. June 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at 111 First Ave. W., Albany.

Directed by Conner Riley, fairy tales of “The Brothers Grimm” will be turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like “Snow White,” “Cinderella” and “Hansel and Gretel,” to more bizarre, obscure stories like “The Devil’s Grandmother” and “The Girl Without Hands.”

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

Theater camp to feature Seuss flavor

Auditions for Albany Civic Theater’s summer camp, featuring “Seussical Junior,” will be at 7:30 p.m. June 24-26 at 111 First Ave. W, Albany.

The camp will be July 29 to Aug. 16, and performances are Aug. 16-24. Tuition is $150. Some discounts are available.

Directed by Rebecca Douglas, the show combines Horton the Ele-phant, Cat in the Hat and other favorite Dr. Seuss characters in a fantastical musical extravaganza.

Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos and must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers

For more information, visit    AlbanyCivic.org/shows/seussical-jr.