Calendar: Happening March 23-30

Thursday, March 23

Soil Sampling and Testing for Perennial Organic Crops: Developing a Fertility Program. Wombat Flats Farm, 3388 SE Kiger Island Dr., Corvallis. 2 – 3 p.m. $10. Presented by Javier Fernandez-Salvador, OSU Small Farms Agent and Shannon Andrews, OSU Crop & Soil Science. Topics covered include soil sampling for organic crops, interpreting soil test results, developing an organic fertility program, and services offered by the OSU lab. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/soil-testing-and-organic-nutrient-management-class-tickets-32608203013.

Seasonal Cooking & Dinner. Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. $22.50 or $18 in-city discount. Learn to make healthy, seasonal, and affordable vegetarian dishes with local produce from the SAGE garden. This month’s menu features Homemade Pizza and Simple Slaw Salad. After cooking, the class will dine at a sit-down dinner featuring the food they’ve made. For info, contact 541-766-6959 or visit www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=257.

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 www.livewellstudio.com.

Jacob Cummings. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.

Light Thieves + Jenna Summer-Smith. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. Welcome back Light Thieves and Jenna Summer-Smith to Bombs Away. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.

 

Friday, March 24

Tween Leadership Group. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 – 5 p.m. Free. Storytime room. For info, visit www.cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Noah Kite + Rebecca McDade. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. $5. To finish a tour of the Southwest and West Coast, Noah Kite will be returning to Corvallis to share the stage with Rebecca McDade. For info, visit www.cloudandkellys.com.

John Sherman. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net/.

Lyrics Born. The Dam Sports Arcade, 349 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $12. Must be 21 or older. Lyrics Born, an MC out of the Bay Area’s world famous Quannum Crew, will be performing with his band supported by Vursatyl The Great and Ugly Tarantino. One of the most well-rounded performers in all of hip hop, Lyrics Born is master of complex lyricism, really positive vibes and otherworldly stage presence. For info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/141544516367563/.

Grit + Minor Anomaly. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. Grit brings the mosh with chugging, crunched-out riffs pummeling the audience into submission. They’ll be joined by Minor Anomaly, a new hard rock band. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.

 

Saturday, March 25       

FAVE Boutique. Chintimini Senior Center, Game Room, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.12 vendors. Raffle for a basket full of products. You get one ticket for coming through the door, and one ticket for every $10 you spend at the event. Demonstrations, presentations, and fun. For info, visit funandawesomevendorevents.com/ or www.facebook.com/events/1067550916723883/.

Oregon Daffodil Society Show. Albany Public Library, 2450 14th SE Ave., Albany. 1 – 5 p.m. Free. Come admire the huge variety of daffodils from the Oregon Daffodil Society. For info, visit library.cityofalbany.net/calendar/.

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 www.livewellstudio.com.

Exhibit: Ahab’s Mother. Optic Gallery, 225 SW Madison Ave. #205, Corvallis. 5 – 8 p.m. This exhibit is a series of ink drawings by Eugene-based artist Julia Oldham. It follows a woman through the depths of the ocean as she drifts among schools of sardines and shivers of mermaids and alongside a giant white whale. Borrowing from both the visual language of graphic novels and the classic illustrations of Moby Dick by Rockwell Kent, Oldham creates dreamy images about longing for impossible companionship with animals and seeking the darkest and most mysterious places. Also showing art about sea creatures including work by Camas Logue, Cynthia Star, Kristan Kennedy, Tara Jane O’Neil. For info, visit https://melodyowen.net/optic/.

DJ Rollipolli + DJ Abadackis + DJ WORK. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. $3. Three of Corvallis’ favorite DJs combining forces for a Spring Break Send-off like none other. For info, visit www.cloudandkellys.com.

Family Swim – Albany. Albany Community Pool, 2150 SE 36th Ave., Albany. 6:30 – 8 p.m. $3 for youth, $3.50 for adults, $3.25 for seniors, $10 for families. Albany Community Pool (ACP) is a 50-meter, Olympic-size community pool open all year round. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For info, visit https://www.cityofalbany.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/pools/albany-community-pool.

Pete Kozak. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net/.

Michael Howard. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.

Gratitude’s UpBeat Café. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Gratitude, a spicy meme, is also a group of local Corvallis jazz/blues musicians who draw their influences from the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Keith Jarrett. They also love to play more modern music in a variety styles, from funky dance music to free jazz chaos. For info, visit www.gratitudejazzband.com.

 

 

Sunday, March 26

Oregon Daffodil Society Show. Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Come admire the huge variety of daffodils from the Oregon Daffodil Society. For info, visit http://library.cityofalbany.net/calendar/.

Wild Family Walkabouts – Mammal Tracks & Trails. Fitton Green Natural Area Trail, Philomath. Noon – 2 p.m. Suggested donation of $15 per family. Additional donations are gladly accepted. Join the Avery House Nature Center the last Sunday of every month for their Wild Walkabouts. This month: Mammal Tracks & Trails. Educational and fun activities, followed by an interpretive hike led by local naturalists. For info, visit www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/event/wild-walkabout/.

Letter Writing Social and Stationary Exchange. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.cbcpubliclibrary.net.

An Afternoon of Baroque Trio Sonatas. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. Free; donations appreciated. An afternoon of chamber music featuring Jessica Lambert and Vicki Gunn, violin, Kathryn Brunhaver, cello and Craig Hanson, organ. Amore Chamber Music Series.

 

Monday, March 27

Willamette Writers on the River’s Spring Reading. First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW Eighth St., Corvallis. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Sign-up starts at 6:15 p.m. Free. The number of readers is limited. First to sign up is first to read. Each person gets 7 minutes. And of course, an audience is also needed. So if you don’t want to read, please come hear some talented writers present their work. For info, visit willamettewriters.org/wwotr/.

 

Tuesday, March 28

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 www.livewellstudio.com.

GHG Reduction Goals & Climate Action in Corvallis. Corvallis-Benton County Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 – 8 p.m. Free. The Oregon Sierra Club and Our Children’s Trust is hosting a talk given by Dr. Cassandra Glaspie, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University. Dr. Galspie will discuss the vital role of binding greenhouse gas reduction goals for the future health of our community empowering our transition to a low-carbon economy.

 

Wednesday, March 29

Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave. Noon.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. This 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/deathcafecorvallisor email deathcafecorvallis@gmail.com.

Gardening in the PNW Brownbag Series. Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. Noon – 1 p.m. Free. The OSU Master Gardeners present this informative and fun spring gardening series. This week’s topic: Treating Storm Water Run-off with Rain Gardens. For info, visit library.cityofalbany.net/calendar/.

Spring Break Movie: Finding Dory. Philomath City Hall, 980 Applegate St., Philomath. 1 – 2:45 p.m. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Fifth Wednesday Movie Night. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 4 – 8 p.m. Free. Watch a special double feature movie and enjoy popcorn at the library. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Thursday, March 30

Pollinators in Managed Forest Landscapes. CH2MHill Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. This event, organized by faculty in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, will include talks on current pollinator research in managed forests, a break-out session, and a group discussion. For info and to register, visit cpe.forestry.oregonstate.edu/PollinatorWorkshop.

Being a Muslim Woman in America. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Soraya Deen is the founder of the Muslim Women Speakers Movement and co-founder of Peacemoms (Promoting Christian Muslim Dialogue). She is a spiritual activist, lawyer, and author of PEACE MATTERS – Raising Peace Conscious Children. She brings together women of all faiths empowering them to resolve conflict, and be effective communicators, social activists and say “yes” to civic engagement. She calls on her community to rethink the central concepts of the Islamic religion. She also organized the first Interfaith Women’s Leadership conference at the Los Angeles City Hall October 2016. Of utmost importance today is to give power and place to Muslim women’s voices. Soraya is a mother of two and encourages women not to stay at the bottom because it is too crowded. For info, visit cityclubofcorvallis.org/.

Robert Richter. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.

 

 

Ongoing Events

Albany Historic Carousel and Museum. 250 SW Broadalbin St., Albany. Monday to Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 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 www.albanycarousel.com.

Benton County Cultural Coalition Needs Volunteers. The Benton County Cultural Coalition needs enthusiastic volunteers from all geographic areas of Benton County to assist with operations and the allocation of annual grant funds from the Oregon Cultural Trust. August – March. Deadline is March 30, 2017. For info and Member Interest Forms, visit www.bentonculture.org.

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 www.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 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 drumcircleconnection@gmail.com.

Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. Benton County Fairgrounds,Guerber Hall, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Runs through April 8. Fresh local produce, seeds, plants, and so much more. List of vendors posted weekly. For info, visit corvalliswintermarket.wordpress.com.

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: 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 www.bentoncountymuseum.org.

Exhibit: As Animals. South Santiam Hall Gallery, Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Runs through April 5. The exhibit features paintings and installations by Brittney West. Includes origami figures and paintings exploring the concept of a compassionate coexistence between animals, humans, and the environment.West’s work can be viewed online at www.brittneywest.com. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, an animal rescue in Scio, Oregon centered on rescuing and rehabilitation. For info, visit www.lighthousefarmsanctuary.org or linnbentoncommunitycollege.blogspot.com/2017/03/ssh-gallery-exhibit-as-animals.html.

Exhibit: LOVE LETTERS by Laura Rodriguez.Corrine Woodman Gallery I, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison, Corvallis. Runs through March 25. The exhibit is a political comment, supporting refugees around the world with mixed media paintings elements taken from Islamic architecture with collaged imagery from current events. For info, visit www.theartscenter.net.

Exhibit: Low Tide Landscapes. Newport Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd., Newport. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Runs through April 2. Photographs that explore the hidden landscape between land and sea exposed during minus tides will be on view at the Newport Maritime Heritage Center. The exhibit features the ongoing work of nine members of the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild who make regular visits to the beaches of the Central Oregon Coast during low tides, especially the minus tides that occur in the spring and early summer. The photographers work in a variety of photographic media, including pinhole, iPhone, infrared and platinum, as well as straight and manipulated digital photography. For info, visit www.oregoncoasthistory.org/museums-exhibits/maritime-center.

Exhibit: Microbiomes: Imagining The Unseen. Little Gallery, Kidder Hall 2000 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Monday to Friday, 8 – 5 p.m. (closed during lunch hour). Free. Runs through March 24. Showcases work from several local artists whose creative talents ignite curiosity and reimagine the beauty and elegance of microbial science and ecosystems. This collection of abstract and stylized visual art exemplifies the inquisitive and inventive nature of the human mind in its quest to understand the mystique that lies in the unseen reaches of our planet. Sponsored by The OSU College of Science, in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts and the SPARK Arts + Science initiative. For info email, newtosam@oregonstate.edu.

Exhibit: Soap Creek Artisans.Benton County Museum Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. Runs through April 8. Group of talented artists based in Benton County’s beautiful Soap Creek Valley. Artist include Joe Crockett (photography), Dale Draeger (painting), Samuel Hoffman (wood-fired pottery), Vicki Idema (charcoal drawings and cut paper), Ann Lahr (ceramics), Kelly Nutter (fused glass) and Deanna Peters (fused glass). For info, visit www.bentoncountymuseum.org.

Exhibit: Way Beyond the Rainbow. Fairbanks Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, 220 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through March 31. Way Beyond the Rainbow exhibits the varied interests and skills of the 2016-2017 Plinkiewisch scholars. The six participating students are Maddy Corbin, a senior in 3D art; Milla Oliveira, a senior in painting and drawing; Suehade Soto, a sophomore studying sculpture; Angelica Ingeman, a senior in painting; Kaylee Weyrauch, a senior with a concentration on photography; and Johnny Beaver, a senior with a focus on painting and conceptual art. For info, visit oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2017/mar/osu%E2%80%99s-fairbanks-gallery-present-plinkiewisch-scholarship-exhibition.

Exhibit: Willamette Valley Scholastic Show 2017. Guistina & Murdock Galleries, The LaSells Stewart Center 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through March 29. Each student artist is unique. In our state student artists have the opportunity to participate, exhibit and celebrate their work in their community. The Oregon Scholastic Art Awards honors the uniqueness not only of each student, but each region. Currently, there are three “mini” regions in Oregon where student art is celebrated; The Portland Metro Scholastic Art Awards, the Central Oregon Scholastic Art Awards and the Willamette Valley Scholastic Art Awards. For info, visit http://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/willamette-valley-scholastic-show-2017.

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, Oregon State University campus, 1800 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Saturdays and Sundays: 1 – 5 p.m. $3 for youth, $7 for adults. 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 volunteer@lighthousefarmsanctuary.org.

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 bslandau@gmail.com.

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.

Literary Arts Fund of The Arts Center Seeks Advisory Panel Volunteers. 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis.The Arts Center seeks individuals willing to serve on a Literary Arts Advisory Panel. Members will guide and promote program ideas for the Fund that meet the mission of The Arts Center. Members will be appointed by the Executive Director of The Arts Center. Deadline to apply is March 31.Interested parties should complete the Volunteer Application on The Arts Center’s website, and check Literary Arts Advisory Panel as an Interest at https://theartscenter.net/volunteer/.

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/.

Music a la Carte. Oregon State, Memorial Union Lounge, MU, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Fridays. Noon. 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 www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=804.

OSU Folk Club/Thrift Shop Scholarships for High School Seniors and Non-Traditional Women Students. 144 NW Second St., Corvallis. The deadline for filing applications is March 13, for high school seniors and March 27 for non-traditional women students. These $3,000 awards for high school seniors and full-time non-traditional women students ($1,500 for part-time non-traditional women students) are made possible by the work of the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop in Corvallis. Applications are available at the Thrift Shop, high school counselor’s offices, and online. For info, visit oregonstate.edu/osufolk.

OSUsed Store Sale. Property Services Building, OSU Campus, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. Tuesdays: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Fridays: Noon – 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, call541-752-1997.

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 Lutheran Church, Ronnenkamp Hall, 453 NW 21st St., Corvallis. Mondays: 5:45 p.m. flow, 7 p.m. gentle. 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.

 

 

 

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