Tuesday: "Going into Business Seminar," 1 p.m., Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Get basic information needed to begin planning your business. Topics include rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility. Registration: 541-917-4840.
Wednesday: "Women in Business: Attracting and Retaining Employees," noon, 101 Eat and Drink, 101 NW Jackson Ave., Corvallis. Explore how businesses are combating the rising cost of health care, increasing employee retention and protecting their employees' financial security and well-being. Registration: http://corvallis.chamberofcommerce.me/members/evr/reg_event.php?orgcode=CBCC&evid=46727737.
Friday: Lebanon Chamber of Commerce Forum Lunch, 11:30 a.m., Training Center, back of Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N. Santiam Highway. Robert Jackman of the Society of Financial Awareness will explain Social Security. Cost: $15. RSVP: 541-258-7164.
Saturday: Lebanon Soup Kitchen breakfast fundraiser, 8 a.m. to noon, 170 E. Grant St. Biscuits and gravy eating contest; raffle at 10 a.m. Donation: $10. Information: 541-409-6648.
Saturday: "Murder at the Pie Auction," 6 p.m., American Legion Post 51, 480 S. Main St., Lebanon. Dinner and a show; also a dessert auction. Fundraiser for the residents of Willamette Manor Assisted Living. Tickets: $25; available at the manor, 176 W. 'C' St., Lebanon; and at the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, 1040 S. Park St.
April 2: "Foundations of Business Success," 6 p.m., Linn-Benton Community College Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Orientation for a 10-week course about financial management, sales, legal topics, insurance needs, bookkeeping systems, market research and more. The class will begin at 6 p.m. April 9. Cost: $349; scholarships and other discounts may be available. Registration: 541-917-4929.
April 5-7: Legend Homes grand opening for Russell Gardens, a new 46-home community in Corvallis at the corner of 53rd Street and Country Club Boulevard, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Russell Gardens features 16 attached townhouses and 30 single-family, detached homes priced from $429,000 to $611,000. It's named after the Russell family nursery, which occupied the site for many years. For more information, go to the website www.legendhomes.com/russell.