Calendar Picks of the Week

pottery saleBenton Center Holiday Pottery Sale. Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. December 13th 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Shop local for holiday pottery gifts at the Benton Center Holiday Pottery Sale and help support the LBCC ceramics studio. Ceramics faculty, students, and instructional assistants offer raku, high fire, salt fire, and wood fire pieces for sale including vessels, vases, decorative items, usable tableware, and small sculptures. Proceeds support the purchase of ceramic studio equipment.

19th Annual Non-President’s Holiday Ball. Top of the Peacock Bar & Grill, 125 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. December 14th 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Dance to the music of the El Kabong Orchestra. Dress is avante-garde. All profits are donated to Linn-Benton Food Share. For ages 21 and over. Suggested donation: $10.

Free Family Portraits. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. December 14th 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free family and individual portraits offered by local photographers. Each sitting includes a free 8×10 and a free high resolution file of your image on CD. The Salon (formerly Appearances) will also be on site to provide free light hair styling (no haircuts). For info, email or visit

Art Reception: Thoughts & Longings – Three Installation Artists. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. December 19th 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This installation will include the work of three artists: Renee Zangara, Renee Couture, and Amanda Salov. For info, visit