Calendar Picks of the Week


SOME EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER:  We suggest checking event websites or phone numbers to confirm that events are still scheduled to take place.

Friday, February 7
Poet Gary Young to read at OSU. Valley Library Rotunda, 201 SW Waldo Pl., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Poet and artist Gary Young will read at Oregon State University. A question and answer session and book signing will follow. This event is part of the 2013-14 Visiting Writers Series at OSU.

Saturday, February 8
15th Annual Heart and Sole Benefit. Footwise, 301 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. All Day. Footwise is hosting the fifteenth annual Linn-Benton Food Share benefit. February is typically a month when food banks and other not for profits struggle to meet the needs of their clients. On the Saturday before Valentine’s Day, they will donate 30% of their profits to Linn-Benton Food Share.

Saturday, February 8

***NOTE: This event has been cancelled. No word on when it might be rescheduled, but we’ll update this notice when we find out!
4th Annual Winter Wine Soirée at the Majestic Theatre. 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 – 10 p.m. Wines are paired with local and imported cheese, food from the Co-op Kitchen, and Equal Exchange Chocolate. Mocktails by Blossom Vinegars add a refreshing splash of flavor to the mix for the designated drivers. With a theme of Roaring Twenties, costumes are anticipated but optional. Mango Django will take the stage and fill the air with music from the time period.
Tickets are $18 in advance or $22 at the door and include a keepsake wine glass, three tasting tickets, a tasting journal and all the cheese, appetizers and chocolate you can eat. Additional tasting tickets are $1.50/ea or 6 for $5.

Thursday, February 13
“Valentines Dessert and Dance: A benefit for Oregon State University Ballroom Dance Company.” Women’s Building Gym, 160 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. This Valentine’s event includes a dessert with a performance by Oregon State University Cool Shoes, then a beginner level dance lesson, followed by social dancing and a second performance by Utah Ballroom Dance Company. There will also be a raffle and an opportunity to take Valentine pictures. No date necessary. Semi-formal or formal dress recommended. In Advance: Students $15 Community $20; after Feb. 10th $18 & $25.