Dates to Remember
- Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – There will be a BBQ in the courtyard hosted by the Ultimate Frisbee Club. It costs $5 for staff and $4 for students.
- Oct. 1, 6 p.m. – The LBCC Volleyball team will be taking on Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. Remember, you can receive hype points even for away games.
- Oct. 3, 6 p.m. – Mt. Hood Community College will be playing host to the LBCC Volleyball team in Gresham.
- Oct. 5 – The LBCC Baseball team will be playing a double header at Goss Stadium at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Their first game will be against Mt. Hood Community College at 10 a.m. the second one will be against Lower Columbia Community College at 3 p.m.
- Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. – There will be auditions for the play “Tango Mike”. The auditions will be held in the Russell Tripp Performance Center in Takena Hall.
Fall term Ham Radio Classes at LBCC
The Linn County Amateur Radio Emergency Services group will again be sponsoring ham radio classes for technician and general class level radio operation. The classes will be on Wednesdays, starting Oct. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. in room RCH 116.
The class will be a hybrid course with the technician level of licensing in the first five weeks of the class and the general class license in the last part of the course.
The classes are free. However, study books will be needed for the tech and general class
sessions. They can be purchased from amazon.com or arrl.org/licensingeducationtraining. Be
sure to get the 3rd edition of the technician level book.
Become part of the ham nation and communicate with people across town, across the
country, or around the world. As a ham you can also be a part of emergency and community
service events and have fun doing it.
To register for the classes please contact Richard Krammerer at K7IHS@arrl.net or call Richard at (541) 967-2813.
Mountain Biking Classes
LBCC Press Release
A new mountain biking class, “Mountain Bike Mojo,” will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College Community Education Oct. 11 and 12.
This two-day clinic will provide the basic skills and techniques for participants to increase their enjoyment in the fast growing sport of mountain biking.
The new Alsea Falls “flow trail” is the training ground for this course. The program will include one day of basic bike handling skills, including body positioning and balance, braking, shifting and pedaling efficiency, climbing and descending, front and back wheel lifts, cornering, small drops, pumping and navigating trail obstacles.
The next morning, students will “get dirty” with a hands-on trail building courtesy of local IMBA chapter Team Dirt. In the afternoon, students will session various sections of trail to emphasize skills learned the first day.
Participants will acquire a sense of confidence and new physical skills to enhance their riding experience, while learning about the partnerships and effort necessary to sustain local trails and how to get involved in local stewardship and recreation opportunities.
Certified instructors from The Dirt Dojo, Matt McPharlin and Michelle Emmons, will teach the course.
Class will meet Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Alsea Falls Trailhead, just above the Alsea Falls Campground off Alpine Road south of Corvallis. Cost is $129.
For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944 and ask for Chris Nystrom. Email Corvallis@linnbenton.edu for bike rental information (additional fee.)
LBCC Theater Department Call for Auditions for “Tango Mike”
LBCC Press Release
Auditions for Linn-Benton Community College’s fall play “Tango Mike (Thanks Much)” will be held Monday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Trip Performance Center Theater in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.
“Tango Mike” is an original play based on the lives and stories of local Afghanistan and Iraq veterans and their families who are suffering from the effects of PTSD.
The play is part of a Community Collaborative Play-Making process by which topical issues concerning micro-communities are brought to the forefront in the form of a play, through the collaboration and participation of members of these micro-communities.
Set in Albany, Oregon on Memorial Day, the script was created through interviews and story circles with veterans and their families from Albany, Corvallis, Philomath, Lebanon, and Sweet Home, Oregon.
The main character, Mike “Buddy” McIntyre, and his family are celebrating the holiday with family and friends, when unexpectedly Buddy’s father, Cooper, shows up. Buddy and his father have been estranged from each other for the past fifteen years. Both men are grappling with their own battles with PTSD, and how it has affected their relationship with each other and their families.
Performance dates will be Nov. 13, 14 15, 20, 21, & 22 at 7:30 p.m., and one matinee Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.
For more information and cast listing, contact LBCC theater director Dan Stone at 541-917-4566.