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The Albany Bernie Campaign invites voters to see the Democratic Party debate at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Cidicci’s Pizza, Fifth Avenue and Lyon Street.

For information, call 541-926-7070.

Women’s Connection to meet March 9

The Albany Women’s Connection brunch will be held at 10 a.m. March 9 at the Phoenix Inn, 3410 Spicer Drive.

Brunch is catered by Jacopetti’s and the cost is $12 inclusive.

The inspirational speaker will be author Stephanie Carmichael. Karen Rogers of Albany also will talk about her life in the kitchen.

Please RSVP by Friday, March 4, to Rita at 541-928-2286, or email

Doctor to speak on transgender health

Dr. Sarah Swarts of Samaritan Health Services will present a lecture and discussion on Transgender Hormone Therapy and Patient Care at 1 p.m. Friday March 4 at the Russell Tripp Performing Arts Center at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W.

Swarts, a board-certified endocrinologist and former medical director of the diabetes program at Centracare Clinic in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, will discuss the health disparities, needs, and challenges that face the transgender community and offer suggestions for addressing these issues. The event is free and open to the public.

This talk is presented by the Linn-Benton Community College Nursing Department; the Linn-Benton Community College Library; and the Linn-Benton Community College Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

‘Choosing Wellness’ topic of program

LEBANON — The role of spirituality and mindfulness is the topic of the upcoming program in the Choosing Wellness series, presented by COMP-Northwest and the Lebanon Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at the Library’s Community Room.

Choosing Wellness is a series of three programs focusing on aspects of our lives that affect our well-being. Wellness means more than just having a healthy body — our minds have a powerful influence over our physical selves.

COMP-Northwest medical student, Bernard Roscoe, will lead the third and final session with a discussion on the benefits of spiritual wellness and mindfulness practices in our decision-making, especially around nutrition and physical activity.

Lebanon Public Library is at 55 Academy St.

For more information about this free event please call 541-258-4926, go to the library’s website at or like us on Facebook.

LBCC to host ‘Improv Comedy Jam’

“Improv Comedy Jam” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11 at Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W.

This live comedy show features spontaneous scenes and games in the style of the popular TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

Performers include actors from LBCC, South and West Albany high schools, Oregon State University, Open Source Improv and Majestic Improv, with several scenes played by Improv veterans from the region.

Audience participation is encouraged, including shouting out suggestions for scenes and joining the actors on stage for “all play” community games.

Admission is free for LBCC, OSU and high school students. General admission is $5 at the door. For information, contact the LBCC Theater Box Office at 541-917-4531.

For special needs and accommodations, contact the LBCC Office of Disability Services at 541‑917‑4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.


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