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Thursday, April 20
Seventh Annual Earth Day Fair. Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free. This year’s theme is “Science Matters,” with LBCC STEM faculty taking the Earth Day stage to answer science-related questions and debunk science-related myths. An “Upcycle Contest” will be around repurposing materials. Bring your old shoes for recycling at the First United Methodist Church Green Team table, plant a flowerpot at the AAWCC table with flowers donated by Peoria Gardens, take a campus organic farm tour at 1 p.m.; sign up at the Horticulture Club table. Seeds and plant starts will be given out during the event. Recycled metal art pieces created by LBCC student welders will be for sale at the club’s table. Earth Day Café lunch will be offered for $5, $4 for students. For info, visit http://linnbentoncommunitycollege.blogspot.com/2017/04/earth-day-fair-april-21-11am-2pm.html.
Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Quarterly Gathering. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12 – 1:30 p.m. Free. Catherine Fisher of Town & Country Realty, Bettina Schempf of Old Mill Center, and Tarah Campi of Cascades West Rideshare will highlight what their organizations are doing to help create a sustainable community – environmentally, socially, and economically. There will also be a presentation by Molly Monroe of the Coalition’s Natural Areas Action Team about this year’s Natural Areas Celebration Week and the team’s new Monarch Waystation project. Delicious local refreshments from First Alternative Co-op. For info, call 541-230-1237 or email [email protected].
EPA’s Western Ecology Division Earth Day Open House. 200 SW 35th St., Corvallis. 1:30 – 4 p.m. The state tree of Oregon and one of the prevalent cash crops of the Pacific Northwest, the mighty Douglas fir, is susceptible to climate variability. See what their research is finding. Wetlands improve the quality of drinking water. See some of the research they’re doing to assure wetlands are doing this job well. Check out cutting-edge engineered nanomaterials research. Engineered nanomaterials are fabricated microscopic materials that are used in technology like electronics and pharmaceuticals. They study what happens to these materials as they travel though pathways in the environment. For info, visit epa.gov/aboutepa/about-western-ecology-division-wed-epas-national-health-and-environmental-effects-research.
Roll and Release. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 4 – 5 p.m. Self-massage and facial release. Drop-in rate. For info, visit livewellstudio.com.
Reception: Microbiomes: Imagining the Unseen. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 4 – 8 p.m. Free. Researchers in Oregon State University’s Department of Microbiology study microbial systems that affect human health, biodiversity of animal species, and air, earth, and water quality. Microbiology measures, visualizes, and deciphers complex microscopic systems in the same way artists seek understanding of life’s many questions. This exhibition asked artists and researchers how to “see the unseen.” For info, visit theartscenter.net.
Teen Night – Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 5 – 7 p.m. Middle and high school students are invited to stop by for gaming on the XBox One, art projects, scavenger hunts, snacks, and more. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Reception for Stories That Textiles Tell: A Multicultural Textile. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Features music and refreshments. For info, visit cmlcenter.org.
Author Event with Garth Stein. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Garth Stein is the Seattle author of four novels. A Sudden Light is a spellbinding, atmospheric work rich with unconventional characters, scenes of transcendent natural beauty, and unforgettable moments of emotional truth that reflect Stein’s outsized capacity for empathy and keen understanding of human motivation—a triumphant work of a master storyteller at the height of his power. A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life… as only a dog could tell it. For info, visit grassrootsbookstore.com.
How Do These May 2017 Special Election Ballot Measures Affect You? Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. The League of Women Voters and the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library invite the public to become more informed about the measures. The first hour Penny York, Corvallis Ward 1 Councilor and Council Vice President, and Kent Daniels, member of Corvallis People for Parks, past Corvallis City Councilor and Benton County Commissioner, and nine-year member of Corvallis Park Board, will debate the City of Corvallis: 2-108 Charter Amendment Restricting Sale of Parks and Natural Areas. Afterwards, the League will present the implications of voting “yes” or “no” on Benton County: 2-106 Forming a District for Extension programs with a maximum tax rate of $0.08 per $1,000 assessed value beginning July 2017.
Open Mic. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Corvallis Repertory Singers, Oregon State University Choirs, and OSU Wind Ensemble Concert. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $18 balcony and $25 main floor. The groups will perform Mass by composer David Maslanka. For info, visit lasells.oregonstate.edu/event/corvallis-repertory-singers-band-concert.
Music Rx. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Curtis Monette. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Friday, April 21
Teen Library Advisors. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Free. Board Room. Regular meeting of the Society for the Prevention of Boredom in Teens (SPoBiT), teen library leaders and advisors. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Teen Takeover. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Free. Teens take over the library each month to play games, make art, and watch movies after-hours. Open to teens in middle and high school. All materials provided, including snacks. No sign-up needed. Bring a friend and come hang out. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
LMNO. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. $5. Today’s funky fusion brought to you by the letters LMNO. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife/ or facebook.com/CloudAndKellys/.
Thormahlens. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Sunghee Kim and Anne Ridlington. Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. The recommended donation for adults is $15; children are free. Both artists have appeared in the Chintimini Music Festival several times in recent years. The duo will present a program of Sonatas for Cello and Piano: Beethoven, Sonata No. 3 in A major; Brahms, Sonata No 1 in E minor; Glazunov, Chant du Menestrel, Op 71.
Saturday, April 22
2017 Oregon Coast Aquarium 5K & Kids’ Dash #UOTTER5K. 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd., Newport. 8 – 10 a.m. $15 to $40. This 5K (3.1 mile) route will start and end at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. This event is perfect for the speedy, the slow, and everyone in between. The Kids’ Dash is a fun way to get kids ages 2 to 9 involved in their first race, too, teaching them about fitness and giving them a chance to cross a real finish line. This closed course is perfect for little athletes. For info or to register, visit eventbrite.com/e/2017-oregon-coast-aquarium-5k-kids-dash-uotter5k-registration-31977553724.
Birding by Ear at Bald Hill. Bald Hill Farm, 5700 SW Reservoir Ave., Corvallis. 8 – 11 a.m. Free. Calling all bird enthusiast. Grab binoculars and join Greenbelt and ornithologists Don Boucher and Lisa Millbank for a morning of birding for Earth Day. The basics of birding by ear will be discussed, and help birders of all skill levels identify what they’re hearing. For info, contact [email protected].
Health Care Coffee Reception with Representative Rayfield. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 – 10:30 a.m. Free. Representative Dan Rayfield (HD – 16, Corvallis) will be hosting a community coffee event with Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates to talk about health care in Oregon. This is an opportunity to hear from members of the community and discuss health care issues with Rayfield and Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates.
Garland Nursery’s 80th Anniversary Party and Open House. 5470 NE Hwy. 20, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Garland Nursery will be celebrating their 80th anniversary with live music, wine and spirit tasting, and gardening classes. For info, visit garlandnursery.com.
10th Annual Procession of the Species. Linn County Courthouse, 300 SW Fourth Ave., Albany. 10 a.m. Free. This is a community celebration of the environment through art, music, and movement. Come dressed as your favorite animal, insect, or other elements of nature. Participants can dance, flutter, and prance along, as the parade weaves its way through the downtown area. The parade will circle back to the Linn County Courthouse. No live animals, signs, or motorized vehicles are allowed. After the procession, explore a variety of community booths and the farmers’ market. For info, visit www.cityofalbany.net/processionofthespecies.
Science Worth Spreading. Learning Innovation Center, Room 100, 165 SW Sackett Pl., Corvallis. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Free. In today’s challenging times, science can help us create a better future. Expand your mind with a series of powerful seven-minute talks from OSU scientists followed by vigorous discussion. Complimentary coffee/tea at 9 a.m. and free pizza lunch afterwards. For info, visit impact.oregonstate.edu/2017/03/science/.
Spring Bulb Seminar. Shonnard’s Nursery, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 11 a.m. Free. Dahlias, cannas, and glads. All you need to know to have a dazzling summer flowering bulb garden. For info, visit shonnards.com/events/.
Patricia Feltman. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Yoga in the Vines. Lumos at Wren Vineyard, 24000 Cardwell Hill Dr., Philomath. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. $30. Yoga in the Vines includes a 75-minute yoga practice followed by Lumos Wine Co. tasting, light snacks of fruit, cheese, and nuts while overlooking the spring beauty of the Coast Range. For info or to register, visit squareup.com/store/UrbanYoga.
“The truth is that I have been drawn by the history of the times from physical & mathematical sciences, which were my passion, to those of politics & government towards which I had naturally no inclination.” – Thomas Jefferson
Corvallis March for Science. Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW Fourth St., Corvallis. 1 – 4 p.m. The Corvallis March for Science will begin the pre-march rally at the Benton County Courthouse at 1 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. the march will commence along Jackson Street, and end at Central Park. The post-march rally in Central Park will feature a diversity of local presenters including researchers, teachers, artists, and musicians. The Corvallis March for Science, in affiliation with the March for Science Washington, D.C. event, is a non-partisan celebration of a passion for science and a call to safeguard scientific resources in the wake of recent policy changes. The event is a call to stand up and be active advocates for open scientific communication and inclusive public outreach, linking scientists and nonscientists together for the common good.
“In every country, we should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reasons for a Bill of Rights. With it comes a certain decency, humility, and community spirit. In the demon-haunted world that we inhabit by virtue of being human, this may be all that stands between us and the enveloping darkness.” – Carl Sagan
Earth Day at First Alternative Co-op. North and South First Alternative Co-op, 1007 SE Third St. and 2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis. 4 – 7 p.m. Free. Enjoy local food and alcohol, vendors with samples of their products. For info, contact [email protected] or 541-753-3115, ext. 328.
Community Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave. 5 – 6 p.m. Yoga taught by apprentice teachers. $7 community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com.
Hui O Hawai’i Luau 2017. Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 5 – 9:30 p.m. Free. Hui O Hawai’i is a student-led club at Oregon State University. Hui O Hawai’i works hard to put on events that bring together students from the islands of Hawai’i and other islands in the Pacific. For info, visit stuorgs.oregonstate.edu/hawaiian/hui-o-hawaii.
Pete Kozak. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Corvallis Swing Dance Society Dance. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St. Beginning lesson 7 – 8 p.m., DJ’d dancing 8 – 11 p.m. $7 to $11 admission. Join in for the first swing dance of the spring season. Expect all of the Friday swing staples: snacks, the steal circle, solo jamming, and sweet tunes. For info, visit corvallisswing.com.
Far Out West + Spun Honey. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5. Come enjoy funk music, root instrumentation, and robust rockers. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
The Incompatibles. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Earth Ball. Sky High Brewing, 160 NW Jackson Ave, Corvallis. 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. $14 at the door, $12 online. On Earth Day, make your way to the Sky High Brewery rooftop and support the Corvallis Environmental Center. Enjoy Earth-inspired tunes from LMNO, raffle giveaways from local businesses, corn-hole, wild and woolly mask making, a photo booth, and more. Earth Ball will be 21+ after 10 p.m.
Sunday, April 23
Swap Meet & ‘Dust ‘Em Off’ Car Show. Solar Building, Main Arena and Outbuildings, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 7 a.m. General Admission: $3. Show Car Registration: $5. Swap Meet Vendor Spaces: $20. Come to the first annual “Dust ‘Em Off” Car Show, held in conjunction with the long-standing Corvallis Historic Auto Club’s Swap Meet. The swap meet opens at 7 a.m. and the car show begins at 9 a.m. All classic cars and trucks are welcome. Car show awards include but are not limited to Shiniest and Brightest, Outstanding Interior, Most Unfinished, Most Likely to Get a Ticket, Rustiest and Still Rollin’, Oldest Entry, and more. First 30 show cars guaranteed to get a covered display area. Sponsored by the Corvallis Historic Auto Club. For info, visit CorvallisHistoricAutoClub.com or call 541-754-8889 or 541-926-3972.
Garland Nursery’s 80th Anniversary Party and Open House. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy. 20, Corvallis. 10a.m. – 5p.m. Garland Nursery will be celebrating their 80th anniversary with live music, food, wine and spirit tasting, and gardening classes. For info, visit garlandnursery.com.
Getting into Beekeeping. Shonnard’s Nursery, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 11 p.m. Free. Interested in keeping bees but unsure how to get started? This class will provide an understanding of the financial and time requirements associated with beekeeping, basic tools and equipment, basic hive biology, and frequently asked questions about bees and their care. For info or to register, visit shonnards.com/events/.
Herbs and Healing at the Thyme Garden: An Earth Day Celebration. The Thyme Garden, 20546 Alsea Hwy., Alsea. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Join in for a day of learning and fun, look at herbs for healing, ways to care for the environment, and come together with a special healing ceremony to wrap up the day. For info, visit thymegarden.com or contact Emily Stimac at 541-487-8671.
Heart to Hand Clean Up Corvallis. 501 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 – 3 p.m. Free. Come together as a community and make a difference. Look for tables at various locations around the city to meet friends and neighbors in cleaning up the home we love. Join in at any one of 12 locations around the city. For a list of locations, visit google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1rBRb9qF7_yBN2CpEdZTmNqxjEe8&ll=44.57096163484959%2C-123.28320709999997&z=13. For info, visit m.facebook.com/events/234876486984903?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&aref=3.
Yoga for Recovery. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. $7 community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com.
Hive Inspection Basics Class. Shonnard’s Nursery, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 2 p.m. $10. Learn some tips for becoming a better observational beekeeper; a lot can be learned from watching a hive. For info, visit shonnards.com/events/.
Yoga on Tap. Mazama Brewing, 33930 SE Eastgate Cr., Corvallis. $15 includes yoga and your first Mazama beer. 21+ only. Kick of the week with yoga and a beer. Warm up with a 60-minute yoga practice, cool down with a Mazama pint. Yoga on Tap requires no yoga or beer drinking experience. For info, visit squareup.com/store/UrbanYoga.
Monday, April 24
Poems in Between. Allison Room, First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW Eighth St., Corvallis. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Guests of members pay $5, visitors pay $10; no one is turned away. Willamette Writers on the River presents an evening with Henry Hughes. He will discuss his poetry writing process, beginning with early morning drafting and continuing with rewriting and revising between the duties and events of the day. For info, visit willamettewriters.org/wwotr.
The Wars in Iraq and Syria – National, Regional, and Global Implications. Construction and Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Sarhang Hamasaeed, director of Middle East Programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace, will examine the complexities of the wars in Iraq and Syria and discuss their implications for the region and the wider world. For info, visit oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2017/apr/oregon-state-university-observe-holocaust-memorial-week-events-april or holocaust.oregonstate.edu.
Tuesday, April 25
Morning Meditation Circle. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. $7 community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com.
Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 3 – 4 p.m. $7 community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com.
Reflections on the Holocaust – Lucille Eichengreen. Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Free. Born as Cecilia Landau in Hamburg, Germany in 1925, Lucille Eichengreen would as a teenager endure the brunt of the Holocaust. During World War II, she survived the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Bergen-Belsen. Her mother died of starvation in Lodz, while her father and sister were murdered in the camps. After liberation, she assisted the British in identifying and bringing to justice more than 40 German camp personnel, but this service brought death threats and she moved to the U.S. She has spoken widely of what she saw and experienced during the war and has been much honored for this educational work, particularly in Germany. Her memoir, From Ashes to Life, tells her story in detail. For info, visit eventbrite.com/e/reflections-on-the-holocaust-tickets-33054364494.
Wednesday, April 26
Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free. Got thoughts about mortality? Come talk truth to death. Death Café Corvallis is simply in order to listen and talk about death. Death Café Corvallis is not a support group, therapeutic agenda, debate society, social action group, religion or anti-religion, ideology, cult, or sales pitch. Our welcoming and thoughtful café is open to everyone who participates in a welcoming and thoughtful manner. Death Café Corvallis guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality. Come drink tea, eat cake, and ponder death with interesting people. For info, visit www.facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email [email protected].
Wildflower Walk & Picnic. Little Willamette, Corvallis and Albany. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free. Come explore Little Willamette, a privately owned conservation area stewarded by the Greenbelt Land Trust near the Willamette River in Albany. This site has an abundance of spring wildflowers, ponds, and wildlife. Walk through prairies and oak woodlands and enjoy a brown bag picnic at sunset. GLT Restoration Manager and resident plant expert Matt Blakeley-Smith will help identify native wildflowers while sharing information about GLT’s efforts to restore native habitats on the property. For info, contact Rebecca at [email protected].
Religious Prejudice on the Contemporary Scene: How Great Is the Threat. Milam Auditorium, 2520 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Free. A discussion on the current level of religious prejudice, primarily in the U.S. and Europe. The rise of the alt-right, incidents in which religious minorities are harassed or targeted by violence, and the prospects of a “Muslim ban” in the U.S. have aroused concern and fear. This program is intended to provide insight and perspective. Hilary Bernstein, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, will discuss recent indicators regarding the level and intensity of Antisemitism, while Amarah Khan, Associate Director of Global Diversity Initiatives at OSU, will speak to the issue of Islamophobia, both locally and more generally. For info, contact Paul Kopperman at [email protected] or visit holocaust.oregonstate.edu.
Thursday, April 27
34th Annual Exhibition of Fine Woodworking. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Free. Once each year, guild members display select works in an exhibit open to the public. In collaboration with Crescent Valley High School woodworking program, the exhibition also includes pieces created by student woodworkers. For info, visit mwwg.net.
Roll and Release. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 4 – 5 p.m. Self-massage and facial release. Drop-in rate. For info, visit livewellstudio.com.
Spring Distinguished Lecture: Why Diversity Makes for Excellent Science. Austin Auditorium La Sells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 4:30 – 6 p.m. Free. In his talk, Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr. will explore the importance of diversity to scientific progress and achievement from the viewpoint of a physicist. He will present scientific and historical perspectives to illuminate how fostering racial diversity and closing the equity gap in STEM fields are essential for scientific excellence and benefit society. For info, visit facebook.com/events/1930601000506673/.
Author Event with Morris Walker. Grass Roots Books and Music, 227 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Morris Walker will be reading from his new book When, which was written in 1990 but recently published. For info, visit grassrootsbookstore.com.
The Transformative Power of the Holocaust. Construction and Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Free. A professor of history at the University of Maine and formerly professor of geography at Middlebury College, Anne Kelly Knowles is among the foremost proponents of GIS. In her talk at OSU, Knowles will draw on survivor testimony and her extensive research on concentration camps and ghettos in order to explore “the power of confinement, relocation, forced labor, and the constant threat of violence to change the everyday worlds of Jews throughout Eastern Europe.” For info, contact Paul Kopperman at [email protected] or visit holocaust.oregonstate.edu.
Adam Wood. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
The Colin Trio & Calapooia-Santiam Watershed Fundraiser. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Albany Farmers’ Market. Fourth & Ellsworth. Saturdays. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 18. Outdoor farmers’ market with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For info, visit locallygrown.org/home/.
Albany Historic Carousel and Museum. 250 SW Broadalbin St., Albany. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday; Wednesday until 9 p.m. In 2002 the community of Albany became interested in creating a hand-carved carousel like projects recently completed in Missoula, Montana and Salem, Oregon. With this vision in mind, the organization has been teaching carving and painting skills, offering tours to school, senior and every group in between, and providing community service opportunities to school and other civic needs programs, as well as providing an outlet for volunteer-minded community members or those drawn to artistic endeavors. For info, visit albanycarousel.com.
Beyond Earth Day at OSU. OSU campus (locations vary by event). Time based on event. April 22 – May 5. Free. A celebration with fun and educational events focused on various holistic sustainability issues, put on by groups from both the campus and greater Corvallis community. Free and open to the public. For full schedule and more info, visit tiny.cc/earth-calendar.
Blues Jam. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 4 – 6 p.m. Sundays. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Bryson Skaar. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Mondays. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Call to Artists Corrine Woodman Gallery – Artful Solar Eclipse Exhibit – August 2017. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Deadline: Sunday, June 25. Never seen a full solar eclipse? This is the moment to start thinking about it. On Aug. 21, 2017 a full solar eclipse will be on/over/in Corvallis. The Call is open to individual artists of all ages. Elementary and high school students are encouraged to participate. For info, visit theartscenter.net.
Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Tuesdays. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Chintimini Movies. Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Cost: $2. Concessions will be available for purchase. Closed captioning available on request. For info, call 541-766-6959.
Corvallis Autoimmune Support Group. First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op South Meeting Room, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. Second Wednesdays. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Dr. Deborah Anderson, a functional medicine trained naturopathic physician, who specializes in helping women with autoimmune conditions. Space is limited. For more info or to RSVP, visit DrDeborah.com/events.
Corvallis Arts Walk. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 4 – 8 p.m. Free. Third Thursdays. A monthly art crawl that tours Corvallis’ fine art galleries (as well as non-gallery artistic events) and utilizes a rotating group of fine dining businesses for final destinations. The Arts Center is a great place for a first art-viewing stop, utilizing their off-street parking. For info and participating venues, visit theartscenter.net or facebook.com/CorvallisArtsWalk.
Corvallis Community Drum Circle. Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd St., Corvallis. 7 – 8 p.m. Free. First Saturdays. Park and enter through the rear, corner of 23rd and Monroe. All ages and skill levels welcome. Instruments provided or bring your own. For info, contact Michelle Lovrich at [email protected].
Corvallis Farmers’ Market. First & Jackson, Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 22. Outdoor farmers’ market with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For info, visit locallygrown.org/home/.
Corvallis Squares Square Dance. First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. Second and fourth Saturdays, 7 – 10 p.m. $5. The Corvallis Squares host a Square Dance on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. For info, call 541-745-7121 or 503-569-2504 or visit corvallissquares.com.
Exhibit: 2017 Youth Poetry Celebration. Corrine Woodman Gallery, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tuesday to Saturday. 12 – 5 p.m. Free. Runs until April 21. In Celebration of Poetry Month, young poets in grades K-12, living in Linn or Benton County, created poetry and art for the 12th annual The Arts Center Youth Poetry Contest, generously supported by the Mary’s Peak Poets. This year 188 young poets are participating in the exhibit, with almost each and every poem decorated with art. For more info, visit theartscenter.net/2017-youth-poetry-celebration-arts-center/.
Exhibit: Albany 10×10 Show. Guistina & Murdock Galleries, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through April 30. Free. Featuring: Bill Marshall, Marsha Meidinger, Billie Moore, Michael Moore, Kurt Norlin, Molly Perry, Sharon Poppleton, Rob Robinson, Sandra Sarff Aleman, and Diane Wenzel. For info, visit lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/albany-10×10-show.
Exhibit: Around the World from 80 Countries. Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Runs through Oct. 14. Around the World from 80 Countries features artifacts from the Benton County Historical Society collections. Most of the objects in this exhibition were formerly part of the Horner Museum artifact collection at Oregon State University. Benton County Historical Society acquired the Horner Museum collection in order to preserve this invaluable Benton County asset. Although the Horner Museum was originally a compilation of department collections and first emphasized the acquisition of items related to Oregon history and the natural environment, it later expanded its educational mission by adding exhibits about other cultures. Many faculty and alumni worked in or travelled to other countries and brought back items which they later donated to the Horner Museum. In this exhibition, colorful textiles, interesting tools, and unusual household items represent cultures and nations from around the globe. For info, visit bentoncountymuseum.org.
Exhibit: Beautiful Science, Useful Art: Data Visualization Through History. Valley Library at OSU, 5th floor. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Aug. 15. From its earliest origins over two centuries ago, the purpose of data visualization has been to make information easier to understand through visual presentation and arrangement. This exhibit explores how that mission has endured and adapted to new technologies, social conditions, cultural values, and cognitive advances, and how these elements have literally shaped how we see information. Using historical visualizations chosen from the extensive manuscript, archival, and rare book collections of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, we trace four elements constant to the endeavor of data visualization since its genesis: Integrity, Beauty, Utility, and Novelty. These themes are explored across diverse subject areas, including geology, history, economics, religion, climatology, medicine, art, and more.
Exhibit: Bountiful Harvest and Border Crossings. Kidder Hall #210, 2000 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed during lunch hour. Free. Runs through June 16. In this timely exhibition, celebrate the work of Betty LaDuke, whose wood panel murals document and narrate stories of Latino farm workers who work on farms in Oregon’s Rogue Valley. Her work gives recognition and dignity to these many, who are often obliged to live and work on the fringes of society. These portraits, memorialize the humanity and hard work of those who work thanklessly and anonymously. With immigration issues at front and center, this exhibition will promote and inform conversation about power imbalances, the politics of border and immigration issues, and other social justice concerns. For info, contact Helen Wilhelm at [email protected].
Exhibit: Cultural Conversations. Fairbank Hall, 220 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through May 3. The exhibition of prints is from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Schnitzer Family Foundation Pieces. The exhibition will be on display in the Fairbanks Gallery as well as in four cultural centers on campus. The Fairbanks Gallery will feature work by John Baldessari. Prints by Enrique Chagoya will be on display at the Centro Cultural César Chávez, 691 SW 26th Street. Work by Joe Feddersen of Colville heritage will be on display at the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, 311 SW 26th Street. Art by Mildred Howard will be on display at the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, 100 SW Memorial Place. Pieces by Hung Liu will be featured at the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center, 2695 SW Jefferson Way. For info, visit oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2017/mar/osu-host-exhibition-collections-jordan-d-schnitzer-and-his-family-foundation.
Exhibit: Microbiomes: Imagining the Unseen. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tuesday to Saturday, 12 – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through May 27. Researchers in Oregon State University’s Department of Microbiology study microbial systems that affect human health, biodiversity of animal species, and air, earth and water quality. Microbiology measures, visualizes and deciphers complex microscopic systems in the same way artists seek understanding of life’s many questions. This exhibition asked artists and researchers how to “see the unseen.” For info, visit theartscenter.net.
Exhibit: Stories That Textiles Tell: A Multicultural Textile. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through May 31. A varied collection of textiles from around the world with intriguing and surprising secrets to share. For information, visit cmlcenter.org.
Exhibit: Works from the Wetland. Gallery 440, 440 Strand Agriculture Hall, Corvallis. Thursdays, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Free. Runs through June 2. Works from the Wetland is an art exhibition of recent oil painting and mixed-media on board by artist Renee Zangara that explore the diverse characteristics of Willamette River Valley wetlands. She draws much of inspiration for this exhibition from the banks from the banks of the Willamette River near her home in Portland. For info, contact Shelly Curtis at http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/art.
Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, Oregon State University, 1800 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Saturdays and Sundays: 1 – 5 p.m. $3/youth; $7/adult. Climbers under 18 need a youth waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. For info, visit recsports.oregonstate.edu/youth-policy#Family%20Climb.
Free Range Open Mic. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Second Thursday of each month. Free. Open to players of all levels of experience. Get your music heard, do some networking with other musicians, or just sit and enjoy the variety. Sign-ups start at 7:30 p.m. and fill up fast. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com.
Funk Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., or Cloud and Kelly’s, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. Core group brings drum kit/backline and keep the music moving as players who sign up join on various instruments. First Thursdays at Bombs Away Café. Third Thursdays at Cloud and Kelly’s. For info, visit facebook.com/corvallisfunkandjazzjam/.
Fun-with-the-Animals Work Party. Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, 36831 Richardson Gap Rd., Scio. Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. For all ages and abilities. Work parties provide the sanctuary’s abused, abandoned, or neglected farm animals with clean water, bedding, and living conditions. No RSVP required; just show up wearing farm apparel and boots. For info, contact 503-394-4486 or [email protected].
Games at Old World. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 3 – 5 p.m. Free. Tuesdays. Playing is healthy. Join us and others for games, for four players or more. All ages, bring a game or just show up. Please be fragrance-free, thanks. For info, call 541-752-0135.
Hula Classes. First Baptist Church, 125 NW 10th St., Corvallis. 5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Mondays. Come experience a bit of Island Aloha by learning Hula. The first class, from 5:30 to 6 p.m., is for those who have never danced Hula. It’s a chance to learn the basic steps and hand movements. The class from 6 to 7:15 p.m. is for all students to learn new dances and review ones already learned. For info, contact [email protected].
Jazz Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., or Cloud and Kelly’s, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. Core group brings drum kit/backline and keep the music moving as players who sign up join on various instruments. Second Thursdays at Bombs Away Cafe and fourth Thursdays at Cloud and Kelly’s. For info, visit facebook.com/corvallisfunkandjazzjam.
Letter Writing Social and Stationary Exchange. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Fourth Sundays, 2 p.m. Free. Celebrate the art of crafting handwritten letters. Join other fellow letter writers in the library’s Main Meeting Room to compose letters to friends, relatives or acquaintances. Bring some stationery, handmade or store bought, or use supplies provided. Participants will also have the opportunity to exchange handmade or store bought stationery with other letter writers and encourage each other to sustain the epistolary tradition. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Makers Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 – 5:30 p.m. Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Free creative and hands-on program for all-ages, learn basic programming with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, plus explore 3D printing and other technologies. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/makers/.
Modern Quilting Guild Meeting and Sew Day. First Alternative South Store, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild is a small but growing group of modern quilters who love quilting, fabric, and sewing who live in or around Corvallis. Formed in December 2012, CMQG is a local guild of the international Modern Quilt Guild. The group holds monthly sew days the fourth Saturday and meetings the second Thursday as well as special events throughout the year. For info, visit corvallismodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/.
Music a la Carte. Oregon State, Memorial Union Lounge, MU, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Fridays. 12 p.m. Free. This lunch-hour concert series has been a tradition at Oregon State University since 1969. The concerts take place in the beautiful Memorial Union Lounge, most Fridays during fall, spring, and winter term. They feature a variety of OSU music ensembles, faculty and student musicians, as well as regional, national and international guest artists. For info, visit mu.oregonstate.edu/main/music-la-carte.
Open Recreation Swim Time. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 1 – 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 7 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, 1 – 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday-Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m. General admission. All ages and families are welcome to come swimming during this time. For info, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=804.
OSUsed Store Sale. Property Services Building, OSU Campus, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 12 – 3 p.m. Items for sale include computers and computer accessories, furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, sporting goods, laboratory materials, household items, bicycles, Beaver sports gear, and much more. For info, visit fa.oregonstate.edu.
Planet Boogie. Downtown Dance, 223 NW Second St., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Every third Saturday. Planet Boogie is a freestyle, ecstatic dance event, featuring eclectic and world beat music. Family friendly. Set personal intentions and find joy. Dance floor requires bare feet or shoes that are clean-soled. For info, call 541-752-1997.
Reiki Healing Circle. 8285 NW Wynoochee Dr. 7 – 9 p.m. First Thursdays. Donation: $5 to $10. All students and interested parties welcome. For info, call Margo at 541-754-3595.
Sanctuary Yoga – Grace & Strength Flow. Grace Lutheran Church, Ronnenkamp Hall, 453 NW 21st St., Corvallis. Mondays at 5:45 p.m. and Wednesdays 11:15 a.m. flow. Donation-based community yoga, no one turned away. All levels of experience welcome. For info, visit facebook.com/sanctuaryyogacorvallis.
Teen Writers. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Teens in middle and high school are invited to this writers’ group focused on exploring writing with other teens. Meets every first and third Thursday. Led by Rita Feinstein, MFA student, OSU. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
The Majestic Reader’s Theater. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. 3 – 5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors. Last Sundays. The company will offer a production in the reader’s theater style: trained actors, with scripts in hand, make the play come alive through vocal talent, facial expressions, and minimal staging. Reader’s theater plays are a fun, accessible way to experience contemporary works by famous modern playwrights that might not otherwise be performed here. For info or tickets, visit majesticreaderstheater.wordpress.com.
Underwater Hockey. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Wednesdays. General admission. Come swim and learn how to play hockey underwater. Ends May 31. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
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