You know that “morning” song they always play in cartoons, like right before Foghorn Leghorn wanders outside and gets his as* kicked by that dog? Yeah, that one. Think of it as you read this introductory text (go ahead and start over). This week we’ve got all kinds of cool stuff, like a nerf battle at the library for adults, Ponga wrecking Squirrel’s Tavern, and a point of entry for you bee freaks. Crap, I should have figured out how to say “Corvallis is the place to beee.” Too late.
Thursday, March 8
Teen Code Club @ Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4-5 p.m. Free.
Teens need great stuff to do, and this recurring event makes me wish I was a teen again. Seriously, that’s crazy, right? Aside from the decreased chance of having a job and whatnot. Anyway, if they show up, they can hang with a professional coder and mess about game design using Scratch and CS First. Middle and High School teens welcome, and they will be offering upsnacks and supplies. Have your own laptop? Bring it! For some un-encoded info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Friday, March 9
Library Takeover (for Adults). Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:15-8:15 p.m. Free.
Yep, yep, yep, yep and… yep. Adults only (18+) are invited to get crazy with the Cheez Whiz all up in the library. Nerf games, video games, craftin’. Some refreshments will be provided, and you don’t have to register or any crazy stuff like that. Enter the library through Monroe Ave. doors, across from Central Park. Thank you so very much, library. We love you. For updated info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
Adam Larson & Co. + Them Coulee Boys. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5.
Adam Larson & Co are your one stop shop for emboldened country, while Them Coulee Boys (http://www.themcouleeboys.com) will stomp your brain with a great mix of rock, bluegress, and punk. For more informatics, do the thing at cloudandkellys.com/live-music/.
Saturday, March 10
Family Fun Day LBCC. Linn-Benton Community Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd., Albany.
Usually something called “family fun day” would sound miserable, but I have to admit that these events are pretty cool. Free to hang out, while activity tickets cost a measly 25 cents. Let’s see… there’ll be play dough, an obstacle course, crafts, a bounce house, face painting, mini golf, a used book and toy sale, and more. Additionally, all proceeds from Family Fun Day will go to support LBCC Parenting Education classes, which is awesome.. For updated info, contact LBCC Family Connections Pollywog at 541-917-4884.
Getting Into Beekeeping. Shonnard’s Nursery, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis 11 a.m. Free, but registration required.
Like bees and want to end the sting of inexperience? Do this thing. This class will lay info on you ranging from financial and time requirements, to useful bits o’ knowledge regarding “basic tools and equipment, basic hive biology, and frequently asked questions about bees and their care.” For some more information, check out eventbrite.com/e/getting-into-beekeeping-031018-tickets-42051978600. Registration is required!
Winter Wildlife Field Day. William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, 6208 Finley Refuge Rd, Corvallis. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
I really dig the winter, and there’s no better way to celebrate it (that doesn’t involve booze) than the annual Winter Wildlife Field Day at William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge. In it’s fourth iteration, this family friendly and free event does a body good. The theme this year is “Our Big Backyard,” and it includes activity stations, live birds, guided nature walks, obstacle courses, owl poop talk, projects, stuff for toddlers… you get the picture. For info, visit fws.gov/refuge/william_l_finley/.
Sunday, March 11
Celtic Session. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free.
It’s a music session featuring traditional celtic tunes, and you’re going to show up and dig it or else. For some less threatening info, check out cloudandkellys.com/.
Ponga. Squirrel’s Tavern, 100 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $10.
Um, Ponga rules. That’s all you need to know. An incredible lineup of musicians knocking out 100% improvised tunes. $10 for this is a big, fat, stupid steal. YouTube them. For more ponga-centric infos, visit facebook.com/events/2068550266805837/.
Monday, March 12
Diffusions 2: A Music Technology Concert. Benton Hall, 1650 SW Pioneer Pl., Corvallis. 8 p.m.
It always blows my mind how often something great goes down on campus that everyone misses out on. Don’t add this to the list! The OSU Music Technology and Production program’s Diffusions 2 is part of a tri-annual concert series that showcases fresh new works by both students and faculty. Well worth your time! For some updated info, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/132247/.
Tuesday, March 13
Pencils, Pens, & Drinks with Friends. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free.
What can I say that the title of this event hasn’t already taken care of? Maybe a threat? Not that I don’t enjoy a good threat, but I don’t think that’ll be necessary. Grab some friends or make new ones at one of your favorite local venues. Crayon the hell out of your napkin. Crayon like there is no tomorrow, my friends. For some waxy info, visit cloudandkellys.com/live-music/.
Thursday, March 15
Arlene Like Jolene. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free.
No link to toss you here, but this project is made of Steve Sever, Marilyn Jordan, and David Whitaker… so you don’t really need one, right? Acoustic singer/songwriter folksy goodness. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/live-music/.
By Sam Campbell