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Friday, July 31

World Premier of Two Plays – Anand’s Treasure, Anansi and the Leopards. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 3:30 p.m. Anand’s Treasure and Anansi and the Leopards are two plays written by local playwright John Byrne. Their world premier will be at Dramatic Play, a Globetrotters Arts & Culture Camp at the Arts Center. Children play all parts, create scenery and costumes, and perform music and drumming with the assistance of local musician Dave Chiller. Weather permitting, the performances will be in the Arts Center Plaza. Otherwise it will be held inside the Arts Center. For info, contact Cheryl French at or Cynthia Spencer at

CIMA Festival Kickoff Event. Flat Tail Brewing, 202 SW 1st St. 6 p.m. A giant gift-wrapped package will be on display for the community most of the day on 1st Street near Flat Tail Brewing. Community members will have to wait for the unveiling at 6 p.m. that night to find out what’s inside. What can be revealed now is that the Play, Corvallis Play event will bring to Corvallis eight theme-decorated, painted pianos. They will be left throughout town between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day until Aug. 16. The purpose of the festival and Play, Corvallis Play pianos is to showcase local creative music and art talent, as well as draw attention to the need to raise funds for music and art programs in Corvallis public schools. All funds raised at both events will go to the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation to support art and music. The kickoff event for Play, Corvallis Play is free and open to the public, and will feature live music and fun for the entire family. For info, visit

Miss Massive Snowflake. Calapooia Brewing, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. No cover. For info, visit

The Deep Woods Band Rockin’ the Rooftop. Sky High Brewery & Pub, 160 NW Jackson Ave. 8 p.m. No cover. The Deep Woods Band will be rockin’ the Sky High rooftop with originals and covers featuring an enticing mix of rock, blues, and Americana with just the right dose of psychedelia. For all ages. For info, visit

Adieu Caribou and Michaela Hammer. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Free. Adept songwriting, great heartfelt vocals with some beautiful harmonizing, and compositions evocative of a stripped down Shins or Bright Eyes album. For info, visit

Lowdown. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 10 p.m. Fridays. No cover. A festive dance party showcasing local DJs. For info, visit

Saturday, August 1

Mid-Valley Belly Dance Collective. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. 7 p.m. First Saturdays. Suggested donation: $5. For info, call 541-752-8549.

Oregon Valley Boys. Calapooia Brewing, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. No cover. For info, visit

Hello Dollface. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. No cover. The CO-based indie soul project is composed of Ashley Edwards, Jesse Ogle, Dr. Easton Stuard, and Alex Morrow. Most often the band is touring as a power quartet kicking the sound with a gutsy, fresh, soulful, raw energy over a tight rhythm section. For info, visit

Five on the Hour. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 10 p.m. No cover. For info, visit

Summer BBQ. Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. The annual barbeque at the Chintimini Senior and Community Center is a celebration of all the things that make summer great – delicious food, great friends, and good entertainment! Come enjoy potato salad, baked beans, your choice of chicken, hamburgers or hot dogs, plus watermelon and cookies for dessert, in air-conditioned comfort. The BBQ also features a special performance by one of Ancient Ways’ Marimba Ensembles. For info or to register, visit or call 541-766-6959.

Sunday, August 2

Zen Meditation. Yoga Center of Corvallis, 111 NW 2nd St. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. For details, call Abby at 541-754-4124.

Yoga for Recovery. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. For recovery from substance abuse, eating disorders, codependency. By donation. For info, visit

Sandra Bland Vigil and Memorial. Central Park Gazebo, 650 NW Monroe Ave. 2 p.m. This event is to honor, mourn and remember Sandra Bland, who died in East Texas on July 13 in police custody after a constitutionally questionable arrest. The vigil will include short remarks, prayer, and song. We will then solemnly process to the main gate of the Oregon State University campus, a 6-minute walk, to build a memorial. (The main gate was the starting point of the black student walkout in 1969.) Please bring flowers, battery-powered candles, cards or other notes of support for the memorial. All members of the community are invited. For info, visit

First Sunday Vocal Jam Circle. Riverfront Commemorative Park, NW 1st St. 2 – 4 p.m. Free. First Sundays. Participatory improv singing in natural polyphonic groove, for all skill levels and ages. For info, call 541-760-3069.

Baton Twirling Class. Rise Up Fitness, 734 SW Queen Ave., Albany. 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Cost: $35 per month. Baton Twirling classes taught by Kailey McKay, former OSU Feature Twirler. Opportunities for performances.

Hoolyeh Folkdancers. First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd. 7 – 9 p.m. Cost: $3 non CFS members, $2 CFS members. There has been international dancing in Corvallis for many years. In the 60s the group started to call themselves the Hoolyehs. The Hoolyehs sponsor three types of folk dance activities: regular Sunday night dances, an annual reunion dance in the spring, and occasional dances with visiting live bands. The Hoolyehs meet first and third Sundays of every month. The first Sunday of every month has a Balkan dance emphasis and the third has an Israeli dance emphasis. Early in the evening some simple dances are taught. The rest of the evening is open to a wide variety of dances. For info, visit

Monday, August 3

Fermented Foods Class Series. Benton County OSU Extension Office, 4077 SW Research Way. 6 – 8:30 p.m. Cost: $12 per class, $30 for all three. Learn how to safely ferment your favorite foods and beverages. Classes include: Pickles & Vegetables on Aug. 3 and Kombucha and Infused Vinegars on Aug. 10. Sign up and pay ahead of time to reserve your spot. For info or to register, call Benton County Extension Service at 541-766-6750.

Corvallis Guitar Society Monthly Meeting. Gracewinds Music, 137 SW 3rd St. 7 – 9 p.m. Free; donations accepted. The society promotes classical and related guitar styles in the central Willamette Valley and is an opportunity to meet fellow guitarists, as well as listen to and play guitar in a supportive environment. The society is open to all ages and abilities and meets the first Monday of each month. For info, visit

Traditional West African Dance Classes. Oddfellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St. 7:15 p.m. Free. Traditional West African dance classes hosted by Maria Soumah from Guinea, West Africa. Accompanied by live drumming from Fefafe. For info, visit

Dicemasters. Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics, NW Buchanan Ave. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Free. Every Monday at Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics! DiceMasters is an all-new cross-brand offering utilizing WizKids Games’ proprietary Dice Building Game platform where players collect and assemble their “team” of character dice and battle in head-to-head game play. The initial set, Avengers vs. X-Men feature Marvel’s greatest heroes and villains. The starter set and booster packs are sold out everywhere, but we will continue to meet and play friendly matches, and teach new players how to play. For info, visit

Tuesday, August 4

Albany Walk with the Doc. The Corvallis Clinic, 1705 Waverly Dr. 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 27. The 30-minute walks are led by Jenny Olsen, M.D. They are designed to help people be active and provide an opportunity to talk with health care specialists. All family members, including pets on leashes, are welcome. For info, call 541-758-2747 or visit

Library Art Tours. Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 10 a.m. Join Library Foundation Board member Freda Vars every first Tuesday of the month for a tour of the hidden and not-so-hidden art in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Why does the library have so many gargoyle statues? Is there really a time capsule? These questions and more will be answered by Vars as she leads you through an exploration of the many art pieces that can be found at the library. Meet in the first-floor lobby. For info, call 541-766-6793.

Graphic Novel Book Club Meeting. New Morning Bakery, 219 SW 2nd St. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library-sponsored Graphic Novel Book Club on the first Tuesday of every month. This month the group is discussing Powers Vol. 1 Who Killed Retro Girl by Brian Michael Bendis. New members welcome. Check out a copy of this month’s reading selection from the second-floor reference desk of the library. For info, visit

Community Movie Night. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St. 7 p.m. Free. Every Tuesday, Ygal Kaufman, noted local film historian and Darkside enthusiast, hosts Community Movie Night, a free weekly screening of lost, classic, and cult films. The feature film of the week is always preceded by newsreels, cartoons from the year of the feature’s release, and an introduction with interesting facts about the production from Kaufman. Donations are accepted and benefit the renovation of the Darkside Cinema. For info, visit

Mango Django at Old World. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. 7 – 9 p.m. No cover. Mango Django plays the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Old World Deli. Mango Django members: Darrell McElmurry – guitar, Terry Takahashi – bass, Nathan Boal – woodwinds, Kevin Ronko – drums, Fumi Fumahashi – keyboard. Mango Django instrumental ensemble performs hot club jazz and bosa nova pieces and some originals. For info, visit

Drink and Draw. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 7 – 8 p.m. Free. Come meet up with other artists and enjoy a pint and some artistic camaraderie. For info, visit

Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Every Tuesday. Free. For info, visit

Wednesday, August 5

Corvallis Walk with the Doc. Bald Hill Path, Oak Creek Dr. entrance. 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 26. The 45-minute walks are led by Amy Card, M.D., Michelle Curtis, M.D., Amey Lee, M.D., Carol Morcos, M.D., and Emily Rangel, M.D., of the Corvallis Clinic’s OB/GYN Department. They are designed to help people be active and provide an opportunity to talk with health care specialists. All family members, including pets on leashes, are welcome. For info, call 541-758-2747 or visit

Yoga in the Gallery. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 10 a.m. Explore the world of yoga and enjoy a sense of community in the setting of the main gallery. The hour-long session will be led by certified yoga instructor Marcy Keuter. Beginners are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, if possible. Proceeds benefit youth arts education programs. For info, visit

Jerry Joseph and The Jackmormons. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Cost: $10. Jerry Joseph has worn a lot of hats over more than three decades in the music trenches – righteous rocker, hyper-observant cultural observer, spiritual and political firebrand, force of nature live performer – but the bedrock of what he does has always been songwriting of the highest caliber. For info, visit

Patio Tunes at the Philomath Community Library. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St. All ages are welcome to stop by for free live music on the library’s back patio. Bring lawn chairs and picnics (but no alcohol). The featured bands are both local acts. The Kings of Swing will play on Aug. 5. Double Play, a bluegrass and rock trio, will play on Aug. 19. For info, contact Ashley Hall at or 541-929-3016.

Thursday, August 6

Albany Walk with the Doc. The Corvallis Clinic, 1705 Waverly Dr. 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 27. The 30-minute walks are led by Jenny Olsen, M.D. They are designed to help people be active and provide an opportunity to talk with health care specialists. All family members, including pets on leashes, are welcome. For info, call 541-758-2747 or visit

Michelle Hazelton. Peacock Bar & Grill, 125 SW 2nd St. 7 – 8 p.m. No cover. Come enjoy a late dinner or a few drinks with friends while you listen to Hazelton’s acoustic styles. Minors welcome until 8 p.m. For info, visit

Bard in the Quad. Memorial Union Quad, 2501 SW Jefferson Way. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $5 for OSU students. Oregon State University will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the popular Bard in the Quad program with a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in August. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. each night from Aug. 6-9 and Aug. 13-16 in the Memorial Union Quad. Attendees are encouraged to bring low lawn chairs and/or blankets, warm clothing and even a picnic dinner if desired. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and no one will be seated prior to that time. The production will feature dance and a live performance by OSU Chamber Winds, which will present Felix Mendelssohn’s classic score. For info or tickets, visit or call the OSU Theatre box office at 541-737-2784.

Free Range Open Mic. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 8 p.m. No cover. A new, free-roving open mic night. For info, visit

Infinite Improv. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 9 p.m. Free. The hilarious improv antics of the Infinite Improv folks! Fun with spontaneous comedy, using audience suggestions.

Ongoing Events

Albany Farmers’ Market. SW Ellsworth St. and SW 4th Ave. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 21. Features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For info, visit

Corvallis Farmers’ Market. NW Jackson Ave. and NW 1st St. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. Runs through Nov. 25. Features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For info, visit

Western Star Grange Flea Market & Bake Sale. Western Star Grange, 30423 Tangent Dr. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Second Saturdays. Runs through Nov. 28. The market offers old coins, household items, CDs, DVDs, books, quilting, vintage items, jewelry, used sporting and hunting supplies, clothes, raffles, breakfast, lunch, and homemade baked goods.

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

Albany Historic Carousel and Museum. 503 W 1st Ave. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. In the lobby, view finished animals and watch the painters work on a number of animals and other hand-crafted projects. In the carving studio, see and touch over two dozen carvings in progress. For info, visit

Something Old, Something Blue Exhibit. Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Runs through Oct. 24. The exhibition showcases artifacts from the combined Horner Museum and Benton County Historical Society artifact collections, with an emphasis on the color blue. Sub-themes include blue in nature, art, fashion, school colors, uniforms, decorative arts, and more. The museum has also borrowed something new: man-made blue pigment from the Oregon State University Department of Chemistry.

Read. Create. Celebrate. Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m. Runs through August. For every eligible activity adults 18 and over complete this summer, they can fill out an entry form to get entered into the library’s end of summer grand prize package giveaways. Eligible activities include reading or listening to a book, reading to a child, using a library resource to create something, visiting a park. Prize packages include a Kobo, an iPod, dinner and a movie, arts and craft supplies, annual passes to nearby parks, and more. For info, visit

John Rock Collection Museum Exhibition. Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St, Philomath. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Runs through Aug. 15. The John Rock Collection is a tribute to the diverse talent of John Henry Rock (1919-1993). Rock graduated from Oregon State College in 1951. His professional career as Oregon State University art professor spanned from 1958 until his retirement in 1985. Rock’s paintings and prints have been shown in dozens of regional, national, and international exhibitions. The John Rock Collection is a collaborative exhibition showcasing art from the collections of OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, Art About Agriculture, Fairbanks Gallery, OSU Memorial Union, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Benton County Historical Society, Rock’s family, and private collectors throughout the Willamette Valley. For info, visit

Teen Movie Day: Avengers Series. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 1 p.m. Thursdays. A summer movie series for teens, featuring the Avengers cycle. Snacks provided. Free. For info, visit

The Majestic Reader’s Theater. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Ave. 3 – 5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Cost: $10 ($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

Corvallis Community Drum Circle. 101 NW 23rd St. 7 – 8 p.m. First Saturdays. All ages and skill levels welcome. Instruments provided or bring your own. Hosted by Michelle Lovrich of the Drum Circle Connection. For info, contact Michelle at

Ukulele Cabaret. First Alternative South Store, 1007 SE 3rd St. 7 – 9 p.m. First Fridays. Free. This is an open mic and sing-along for ukulele players of all ages and skill levels. Songbooks and instruction are provided. Bring snacks to share. Hosted by Suz Doyle and Jeanne Holmes of the Wallop Sisters. For info, call 541-753-8530.

Corvallis Community Choir Summer Term. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7 – 9 p.m. Runs through Sept. 1. Summer Term is the perfect time to see if singing in a choir is a fit for you. The director is James Moursund, a recent graduate from Oregon State University. James brings a youthful exuberance to his directing as well as an inspirational musicality and expertise. The choir has grown tremendously under his tutelage. CCC is relaxed, fun and accepting. Music experience, though helpful, is not required. For info, call 541-740-6068.

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.

Concert in the Park. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Runs through Aug. 25. Join the Corvallis Community Band for an evening of free music. Dress for the weather, and bring a blanket or low lawn chair to sit on. For info, visit

Summer Concerts with Mango Django & the Hilltop Big Band. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Free. Runs through Aug. 26. The Hilltop Big Band and Mango Django present another summer of free Central Park concerts. Featuring the swing sounds of Basie and others, you’ll find an evening’s worth of music to your liking. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Regular musicians and substitutes welcome. Schedule: Aug. 5 – Mango Django; Aug. 12 – Hilltop Big Band; Aug. 19 – Mango Django; Aug. 26 – Hilltop Big Band.

2015 Starker Forest & Georgia Pacific Mill Tour. Starker Forests, 7240 SW Philomath Blvd. Free guided tours of Starker Forests are available twice a month, June through September, in Philomath. Special, all-day tours happen twice this season. On these days, you’ll tour the Georgia Pacific Mill in the morning, followed by the guided tour of Starker Forests in the afternoon.

Find Waldo 2015. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW 2nd St. Once again, Grass Roots will be hosting Find Waldo Local for all of July! Pick up a passport from Grass Roots Books & Music and find Waldo in downtown Corvallis to win prizes. For info, visit

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