Calendar: May 10 – May 17

Events in the Corvallis area this week:

Thursday, May 10

Call to Art! Midnight Muse Issue 3. May 1st – 31st. We would like artists of all ages, skill levels, and mediums to submit their work for publication in our Summer Issue. We are accepting pieces throughout the month of May! Submit artwork at www.midnightmusemag.com/submissions.

 

Franklin School Neighborhood & Tree Tour, Franklin School, 750 NW 18th Street, east entrance under the Oak. 2 p.m. Go green; take a neighborhood walk!  Celebrate the enduring companionship of heritage trees in the historic Franklin School Neighborhood. This event is sponsored by the City of Corvallis and Benton County Historic Resource Commission and Preservation WORKS. For more information, contact Chris Bentley at (541) 766-6819, or Bob Richardson at (541) 766-6575.

 

2012 Starker Lecture Series, 107 Richardson Hall, 3100 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 3:30 – 5 p.m. Both land-use change and climate change are important drivers for water resources, and understanding the direction, magnitude, and timing of these influences can be challenging. Another key challenge is to connect and communicate this science to water users, landowners, policy makers and program developers to help them adapt to changing conditions and find effective approaches for managing water and other ecosystem services.

 

Wine Tastings at First Alternative North, 2855 Northwest Grant Ave., Corvallis. 5 – 7 p.m. First Alternative’s North Store hosts wine tastings featuring local wines every Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

McDonald Forest New & Old Growth Nature Walk, meet at 1st Street parking area behind Super 8 Motel for carpooling. 5:30 – 8 p.m. This beautiful 2.0 mile loop trail takes us initially through a recently developed new growth segment of the trail and then through a spectacular grove of old growth. The forest floor is covered with ferns and native wildflowers in early spring. This walk is sponsored by the Marys Peak Group, Oregon Chapter, Sierra Club. For more information, contact Robert Verhoogen at rverhoogen@mac.com or 541 207-5878.

 

Corvallis Backyard Birds, Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 -9 p.m. There are over 50 different species of birds that visit the backyards of Corvallis. Marcia Cutler of the Audubon Society of Corvallis will introduce you to these birds and describe ways to attract birds to your back yard. The presentation will include bird specimens from the ASC museum collection. This event is sponsored by the Natural Areas Action Team of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition.

 

Adult Spring Mushroom Classes at Avery Field House Nature Center, 1200 SW Avery Park Rd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Getting the most from the mushrooms you buy, hunt or grow, with a few different recipes and valuable information regarding many local species & medicinal mushrooms – we will pull back the curtain on living a healthy life in Oregon, the hot-water extraction method and cultivating medicinal mushrooms: the easy way. $10.

 

Bangarang Thursday at Sub-Zero, 126 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Ladies’ Night ft. DJ H-Ram & Josh Soto at Impulse Bar and Grill, 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Buckin’ Thursday Western Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill, 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Wintertime Carousel + Melville at Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Free admission.

 

Friday, May 11

Music á la Carte: Cello Grass at Memorial Union Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free noontime concert! Bring your lunches, family and friends.

 

Wine Tastings at First Alternative South, 1007 Southeast 3rd St., Corvallis. 5 – 7 p.m. First Alternative’s South Store hosts wine tastings featuring local wines every Friday night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Friday Wine Tastings at WineStyles, 2333 NW Kings Blvd, Corvallis. 5 – 8 p.m. Friday evenings we have several wines open for tasting, AND included in the tasting fee is a glass pour of one of the featured wines — your choice! Tasting fee is $10. For more information call, 541-738-9463.

 

Tyee Wine Cellars Bonfire, Wine Tasting, and Owling, 26335 Greenberry Rd., Corvallis. 5 – 8 p.m. Come enjoy an evening at Tyee Wine Cellars along Muddy Creek south of Corvallis. Come learn about restoration efforts and hopefully take a tour of the Restoration Loop if conditions are appropriate. Bring a picnic and stay after for an evening of wine tasting, a bonfire, and owling. For more information, call Tyee Wine Cellars at (541)753.8754, or visit, www.tyeewine.com.

 

Deschutes Tasting Night, Corvallis Sports Park, 175 SW Twin Oaks Circle, Corvallis. 6 – 8 p.m. Come in for a fun filled evening Chad from Deschutes Brewing will be here from 6-8pm sampling their delicious beers for 21 and over. We will be doing raffles, on field competitions, timbers ticket giveaways and more!

 

Jammin’ with Rhiannon – Circle Sing, Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. 7 – 9:30 p.m. Improvisation is a beautiful musical force and a life-changing tool–it teaches us to be present and awake. Join a circle of other singers, all open to the power of improvisation, for an evening devoted to experiencing the ways that improvisational singing and teaching can change lives for singers, vocal students, and teachers. $65.

 

This Land Is Our Land: The Music of Environmental and Social Change at the Corvallis High School Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Music that motivates action on behalf of nature and social justice will be the focus of a special concert which features noted singer/songwriters Carrie Newcomer and Libby Roderick, with an opening number by Corvallis High School’s a cappella group Spartacapella. Reserved tickets are $12 adults, $6 students are available at Grass Roots Books & Music, or online at http://Corvallistheaters.com. The event is sponsored by Oregon State University’s Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word, with support from KLCC radio.

 

Parish Gap at Imagine Coffee Live Arts, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis, 7:30 pm. Formerly Three Fingered Jack plays Celtic. For more information, call (541)286-4340.

 

Prime Standards at del Alma Restaurant, 136 Southwest Washington Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 – 10 p.m.

 

Joanne Trzcinski at Fireworks Restaurant, 1115 SE Third St., Corvallis. 8 – 10 p.m.

 

Space Neighbors at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5.

 

Electro Night at Sub-Zero, 126 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Hip Hop Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill, 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

They Won’t Stay Dead, Sumbitch at Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Zombie surf rock, outlaw country.

 

Saturday, May 12

Audubon Society of Corvallis Second Saturday Half-day Field Trip, meet at Benton Center north parking lot, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join the Audubon Society of Corvallis for an easy walk at Finley Wildlife Refuge to look for birds at the peak of spring migration. This is a good walk for all skill levels. Remember to dress appropriate for the weather. For more information, contact Bill Proebsting at  proebstw@gmail.com.

 

Oregon Gray Wolf Conservation & Management Symposium, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road East, Albany. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

10th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Safe Families, 2nd St. and Western Blvd., Corvallis. 8 a.m. Check in, 9:15 Events start. Kids of all ages will enjoy the Family Fun Fair, and this year’s prize raffle is sure to generate excitement. Proceeds from the event benefit the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence. Funds raised are used to sustain CARDV’s shelter program, advocacy services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, and CARDV’s community education program. To register, or for more information, visit www.cardvservices.org/runwalk. $25

 

Rally for Homeless Youth, Old DMV Parking Lot, 3550 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join the Jackson Street Youth Shelter as they ride a Poker Run for the homeless youth of Linn and Benton Counties! All proceeds of the event will benefit Jackson Street Youth Shelter, Inc.

 

Corvallis Farmers’ Market, Corner of 1st Street & Jackson Street, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Our outdoor Farmers’ Market features fresh, locally-grown, locally-produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For more information, www.locallygrown.org.

 

The Basics of Disaster Preparedness Class, South Co-op’s Meeting Room, 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis.10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The class will cover what disasters are likely in Oregon, how to create a plan for your family, and various specific information regarding food, water, health care, safety, and more. To register, stop by or call the South Co-op at 541-753-3115. For more information, call Red-E Shop at 541-791-4911. The cost is a sliding scale: $5 to $15.

 

Little Sprouts: Herb planter for Mom, Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis. 11 a.m.    Fragrant and yummy herbs are a wonderful gift to give to mom on Mother’s Day. At this month’s Little Sprouts, we are planting a gift for mom that continues to give throughout the year.

 

Barns & Bluegrass, Fiechter House at Finley Wildlife Refuge, 11 – 3 p.m.  Enjoy the celebration of historic preservation month and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Natural Areas Week.  Built and natural resources are all part of our cultural landscape.  After guided tours of the historic 1850s Fiechter House and nearby Cabell Barn, enjoy a bring-your-own picnic lunch to enjoy while the Corvallis Community Band provides lively music. This event is sponsored by the City of Corvallis and Benton County Historic Resource Commission and Preservation WORKS. For more information, contact Chris Bentley, (541) 766-6819, or Bob Richardson, (541) 766-6575.

 

Songwriters Workshop at Imagine Coffee Live Arts, 5460 Southwest Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. Individual & group exercises, visualization, rhythm/groove, conversation and collaboration for all styles, ages and skill levels. Bring pen or pencil, paper and a song or two. $5-10 donation. Info and limited registration: fiddleroad06@cmug.com.

 

American Spring: A Symposium for Radical Change, the Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 2 p.m. This Machine Kills Fascists: Woody Guthrie and Populism in Music. For more information, visit www.theartscenter.net/events.

 

Local Seafood Day at First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2 – 5 p.m. Learn about Oregon’s sustainable seafood. Taste seafood dishes, see cooking demos, connect with local seafood vendors and meet your fishermen.

 

Everybody Reads Joyce Carol Oates, Corvallis Public Library Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2 – 3:30 p.m. An informal discussion, open to the general public, of Joyce Carol Oates’ works in celebration of the 2012 inaugural Stone Award presented to Oates by OSU

 

Birding Photography Walk, Homer Campbell Boardwalk at Finley Wildlife Refuge. 2 – 4 p.m.  This Walk is the second part of a session on Digital Photography. Participants who reserved their spot in the Digital Photography Workshop (May 5th) are invited to test out their newly learned techniques in the field with Workshop Presenter Paul Rentz. We will be focusing on wildlife and birding photography techniques, with May being a great time to see a variety of birds at Finley. To attend, make sure to reserve your spot in the Photography Workshop and Tour! For more information, contact Molly Monroe, Finley Wildlife Refuge, monroemolly@hotmail.com.

 

Second Saturdays Benefit Concert Series – For a Better World, presents: The Flow, Sunnyside Up Cafe, 113 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6 – 8 p.m. A benefit event for Palestine Action Group, working to end Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian people and their land. Second Saturdays Benefit Concert Series is sponsored by: Veterans for Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter 132, (vfpcorvallis.org) and Corvallis Alternatives to War. For more information: PAG at             541-752-4242. A $5 donation is suggested

 

Sex Love Art, 121 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Join Freedom’s Breath kickoff event! The night includes a silent auction, DJ, wine, beer and some rad artwork. Freedom’s Breath is a non-profit organization. Their goal is to inform the public of sex trafficking here in Oregon and across the country by empowering and supporting trafficking survivors and providing them an avenue to share their stories through art.

 

Planet Boogie, Downtown Dance Corvallis, 223 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9 p.m. A freestyle dance event, featuring eclectic and world beat music; second Saturday of the month. $5- $10 donation appreciated. For more information, call 541-752-1997.

 

Safehaven Benefit – Maria Raeder at Imagine Coffee Live Arts, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis, 7:30 pm. Donation, for more information, call (541)286-4340.

 

Bat Night! Bruce Starker Arts Park Parking Lot. 8:45 – 10 p.m. Join Neighborhood Naturalist for family-friendly night of ‘batting’! We’ll see lots of bats hunting over the duck pond and wetlands at Starker and Sunset Parks. We’ll use a bat detector to convert the bats’ sonar to audible clicks, and a spotlight. Bring binoculars and an extra layer to wear as the evening gets cooler. For more information, contact Don at 541-753-7689, or bouchdon@peak.org, or www.neighborhood-naturalist.com.

 

Young & Reckless at Sub-Zero, 126 Southwest 4th St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

 

Half Acre Day + Caleb & Walter at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Free admission.

 

5th & B at Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Epic local jazz ensemble.

 

Sunday, May 13

Chintimini Wildlife Center Tour and Baby Shower, 311 NW Lewisburg Ave., Corvallis. 10 – 2 p.m. Come and join us for self-guided tours of the Chintimini Wildlife Center’s educational facilities and ash swale wetland. Live birds of prey will be on display, as well as live webcams featuring baby animals in our care! We will also be sharing information about rescuing injured and orphaned wild babies. Donations of animal baby care supplies and food welcome. For more information, call Jeff Picton at 541-745-5324.

 

Corvallis Audubon Birding Adventure Classes for Kids at Hesthavn Nature Center, 8590 NW Oak Creek Dr., Corvallis. 2 – 4 p.m. Join Audubon Society of Corvallis on an epic adventure in all things bird! In each class you will learn five bird species found at that park, and one specific bird watching skill. We will be playing games and searching for birds all over Corvallis. For ages 6 -10. For more info or to RSVP, email Michelle at hesthavneducation@gmail.com. $10.

 

American Spring: A Symposium for Radical Change, the Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 2 p.m. Strike! Organizing Labor in the 21st Century. For more information, visit www.theartscenter.net/events.

 

OSU Walking Tour, meet on the east side of Benton Hall, 14th St. near Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2 p.m. OSU is Corvallis’ newest historic district with more than 80 contributing structures and the only Oregon Campus listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the development of campus structures, and early Olmsted and Taylor campus plans, quads, and view sheds. Appreciate the most comprehensive collection of distinctive John V. Bennes-designed buildings. Tour limited to 20 persons; for reservations, (541) 737-0540.

 

Relax and Recharge at Willamette Wellness Center, 6735 SW Country Club Dr., 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Learn various meditation techniques to maintain good health, increase concentration, and reduce stress.  Guaranteed to leave you centered and relaxed.  For more information, call (971) 218-6798 or visit, https://sites.google.com/site/carolynschechtman.

 

Rhiannon & Jubilate in Concert! Corvallis High School Main Stage Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

 

The Infallible Collective at Fireworks Restaurant, 1115 SE Third St., Corvallis. 8 – 10 p.m.

 

Open Jam at Harrison Bar & Grill, 550 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 9 – 11 p.m.

 

Monday, May 14

Sprout Film Festival at The Majestic Theater, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. This our second annual free event for all ages brought to you by Home Life and other Corvallis providers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We have selected 5-7 short films from the Sprout Touring Film Festival and they will be introduced by Anthony DiSalvo from New York.

 

Fort Hoskins Commander’s House Tour, 38150 Hoskins Rd., Philomath. 1 p.m. Visit this important piece of early Oregon history, rescued from oblivion, as it awaits return to its original location at Fort Hoskins. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the wildflowers.

 

North Central Park Walking Tour, Meet at Jackson & NW 8th St., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Diverse historic resources and walkability mark this downtown neighborhood tour. See Gothic, Queen Anne, Italianate, Colonial Revival and Arts & Crafts bungalow homes.

 

Science Pub Corvallis – Beetlemania – For the Love of Bugs! Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 6 – 8 p.m. Chris Marshall, curator of the Oregon State University Arthropod Collection, will describe the fascinating natural history, ecology and evolution of one of the most remarkable branches of the tree of life.

 

Southtown Open Mic Talent Search at Fireworks, 1115 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 9 – 11 p.m. $5 Entry Fee required for the Contest Round. Free admission with $2 minimum purchase.

 

Tuesday, May 15

$5 Movies at Ninth St. Cinema, 1750 NW 9th St., Corvallis.  See your latest film favorites at the 9th Street Regal Cinema. All movies are $5, every Tuesday, ALL DAY

 

Woman Citizen Film Series, Cover Girl Culture, Owen Hal1, 1501 SW Campus Way Room 101, Corvallis. 6:00 p.m. Aurora Sherman will host a free public showing of Cover Girl Culture, a documentary by former fashion model Nicole Clark that explores the effects of advertising and the cult of celebrity on young women’s self-esteem and body image. Sponsored by the Woman Citizen Project.

 

Celtic Jam at Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd, Corvallis. 7 p.m.

 

Corvallis Repertory Singers – Curtain Up! Corvallis High School Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. “Corvallis Repertory Singers: Curtain Up!” is a rollicking evening of musical theatre featuring vintage musicals of the 20’s & 30’s. This performance benefits CVHS & CHS choral programs and school district theaters. $15-20.

 

Timba Tuesday at Impulse Bar and Grill, 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Come out dancing every Tuesday night! Join us for Cuban Salsa Night each week after Rumbanana’s classes at Impulse Bar & Grill in Corvallis – great music, awesome drinks, fun peeps and $1 tacos!

 

Wednesday, May 16

Corvallis Farmers’ Market, Corner of 1st Street & Jackson Street, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Our outdoor Farmers’ Market features fresh, locally-grown, locally-produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For more information, www.locallygrown.org.

 

Craig Hanson at First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW 12:15 PM Monroe. 12:15 p.m. Craig Hanson performs works by Johann Pachelbel on the organ. Free, but donations appreciated to support the Amore Music Series.

 

Beer & Blog at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 5 – 6 p.m. Local bloggers and tweeters meet to commiserate and network.

 

Stitch Night at Stash, 110 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 5 – 8 p.m. Free social knitting and crocheting group – bring a project, get inspired! www.stashlocal.com.

 

Oregon Women Vote: A Centennial Celebration, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Oregon women getting the right to vote.  Join us as we celebrate that historic event with drama, history, and dessert. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Birding in the Willamette Valley, 1200 Avery Park Rd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. We’ll learn identification skills, how to choose field guides and binoculars, and birding sites. We’ll spend time outside with the birds at the peak of springtime. $12.

 

Student One Act Festival: University Theatre, Withycombe Hall Main Stage, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

 

Corvallis Belly Dance Guild Performance at Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 8 p.m.

 

Rob Wynia and The Sound at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $10.

 

Dragons (Sea) Animal Eyes and Old Age at Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Indie/World/Rock music.

 

Thursday, May 17

Brown Bag Art Talk – Art about Food, the Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. The May exhibit at The Arts Center ‘Fingerlicking Good: Art About Food’ focuses on a topic that is of interest to all, but is especially targeted at elementary and middle school students.

 

Wine Tastings at First Alternative North, 2855 Northwest Grant Ave., Corvallis. 5 – 7 p.m. First Alternative’s North Store hosts wine tastings featuring local wines every Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Mushroom Low Tech Cultivation Methods, Avery House Nature Center, 1200 Avery Park Rd., Corvallis. 6 – 9 p.m. Just a couple methods to grow healthy, nutritious and delicious mushrooms at home using “Practically Free Resources”: plain and simple. $10.

 

Ninkasi Promo, Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m.

 

Student One Act Festival: University Theatre, Withycombe Hall Main Stage, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

 

Chamber Music Corvallis: Triple Helix Piano Trio, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. The Trio came together in 1995. In calling themselves “Triple Helix” the artists were inspired by the double helix – the dynamic intertwining and interdependence of the spiraling energies that generate life.

 

Old-Time Music Jam at Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

 

Curtis Monette & acoustiphilia at Bomb’s Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m.

 

Dan Scollard, Creighton Lindsay, and Gary Nolde at Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Monthly blues night.

 

Bangarang Thursday at Sub-Zero, 126 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Ladies’ Night ft. DJ H-Ram & Josh Soto at Impulse Bar and Grill, 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

Buckin’ Thursday Western Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill, 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

 

 

 

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