Wednesday: "The Art of Starting a Business," 6 p.m., Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. The workshop will guide participants through an exploratory process leading to answers that can help clarify your vision to make an intelligent decision before investing your time and resources in a business project. Cost: $79. Registration: 541-917-4840.
Thursday: Downtown After Hours, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Van Buren Court and Tudor Farmer's Insurance, 620 NW Van Buren Ave., Corvallis. Opportunity to become acquainted with fellow Downtown Corvallis Association members in a relaxed environment with food, beverages and door prize drawings. Cost: $5 for DCA members, $10 for guests and nonmembers. RSVP: 541-754-6624 or email@example.com.
Saturday: Kids Club, 10 a.m. to noon, Michaels, Corvallis Market Center, 1550 NW Ninth St., No. 106. Flowers for Mom. Age 3 and up. Cost: $2 per project, supplies included.
Saturday: Kids Club, 10 a.m. to noon, Michaels, Corvallis Market Center, 1550 NW Ninth St., No. 106. Flowers for Mom. Age 6 and up. Cost: $5 per project, supplies included.
Saturday: MAKE Break, 1 to 3 p.m., Michaels, Corvallis Market Center, 1550 NW Ninth St., No. 106. Mother's Day frame. Age 6 and up. Buy the frame and the rest of the supplies are included.
May 14 and 15: Oregon Employer Council Spring Conference, Chinook Winds Casino, 1777 NW 44th St., Lincoln City. Keynote speakers; breakout sessions on human resources, labor law and business topics; opportunities to network with businesses from around the state. Cost: $399. Registration: 503-947-1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 14: "Going Into Business," 4:30 p.m., Monroe Community Library, 380 N. Fifth St. The workshop will cover basic information on how to launch and run a successful small business in Oregon. Registration: www.linnbenton.edu/business/small-business-development-center.