Bicycle Extravaganza. OSU MU Quad and Brick Mall, 2500 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. May 16th. An incredibly cool and valuable service for a city of so many cyclists, The Corvallis Bicycle Collective has committed to provide mechanics with tools to show people how to perform minor repairs on their bikes.
Cooped Up in Corvallis: Self-Guided Chicken and Duck Coop Tour. Coop Tour Headquarters at SAGE Garden in the Bruce Starker Arts Park, off SW 45th Pl., Corvallis. Noon – 4 p.m. May 19th. Ten new coops will be featured this year from deluxe to thrift models, coops for small flocks and large flocks. Find a coop that fits your lifestyle. Tickets: $7 ($10 day of the event; free for children under 12). Wear shoes or boots that can get wet. For tickets, visit www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org or stop by the Corvallis Environmental Center or the First Alternative Co-op; tickets are also available at headquarters on the day of the event.
Zia Benefit Dinner for the Heartland Humane Society. Broken Yolk, 119 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 5 – 9 p.m. May 22nd. A three-course meal of Southwest cuisine, with a vegetarian option. Drinks available. All proceeds benefit the Heartland Humane Society shelter. Tickets: $30, available at Zia’s cart at the Corvallis Farmer’s Market or in the lobby at the shelter.
Artist Reception: Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Collection: Printmaking by Native American Artists. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. May 23rd. The Arts Center displays print artworks of various techniques that are created at Crow’s Shadow Press at the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Pendleton. Master printer Frank Jantzen will answer questions.