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Thursday, May 25
Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 3-3:45 p.m. $7 community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/.
Seasonal Cooking & Dinner. Chintimini Senior & Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 4:30-6:30 p.m. $22.50, or $18 in-city discount. Learn to prepare healthy, seasonal and affordable dishes featuring produce grown here in Corvallis at SAGE Garden donated by the Corvallis Environmental Center. Tacos without meat? Try spicing up tacos by using sautéed onion, asparagus, carrots, kale and black beans in place of meat and using fresh cilantro and chives to add even more flavor. To register, visit apm.activecommunities.com/corvparksandrecreation/Activity_Search/25568.
Pub Tour & Beer History Talk. Sky High Brewing, 160 NW Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 5 p.m. Free. Tiah Edmunson-Morton, Director of the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives, will lead a downtown walking tour through Corvallis’ beer, past and present. This two-hour tour will include four short stops at downtown breweries and the Corvallis Brewing Supply. Participants are welcome to join at any stop. For info or to RSPV, contact email@example.com or 541-737-7387.
Music-in-the-Park Summer Concert Series. Philomath City Park, 299 S 23rd St., Philomath. 6-8 p.m. Free. This summer, for the second year, the Philomath Park Advisory Board will host a Music-in-the-Park Summer Concert Series at Philomath City Park. The series features one free concert a month from May through August. This month features the PHS Jazz Band. For info, contact Carol Leach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corwin Bolt. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Friday, May 26
Tween Leadership Group. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4-5 p.m. Regular meeting of the Tween Leadership Group. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Fundraiser for Z Club. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Includes music, silent auction. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
High School Improv Smackdown. Russell Tripp Performance Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 7:30-10 p.m. $5. This is the big one: Four improv troupes, two cities, with the comedy crown on the line. Student troupes from SAHS, WAHS, CHS, and CVHS are coming together on one stage, one night only, for the improv battle of the century. Based on the popular Smackdowns at the Majestic Theatre, this event is a showcase of short-form improv comedy (think “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”), with teams taking turns playing games, and then joining together for group hilarity. For info, visit facebook.com/events/353020681765767/.
Best Cellar Coffee House. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. $2 to $10 sliding scale. Kids admitted free and welcome. 7:30 p.m.: Sharon and Dave Thormahlen, beautiful harp with some very interesting twists. Some originals as well as tunes from several different cultures. Sharon is on harp and Dave on guitar and mandolin. Dave makes all the instruments they play. 8:30 p.m.: Wild Hog in the Woods, the wildest, foot stompingest, funnest string band around. Pure joy with rhythm and melody. Coffee, tea, cookies, and gluten-free cookies are available. For info, contact email@example.com.
Slow Burn & the Shady Bunch + Run the Risk. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. Slow Burn and the Shady Bunch pack about as much party into an hour as the Surgeon General will allow, so we’re rounding out the night with some other fine young rocking fellows. Corvallis: meet Run the Risk. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Yak Attack + WUPS. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $7. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife/.
Saturday, May 27
15th Annual Eugene Scottish Festival 2017. Irving Grange, 1011 Irvington Dr., Eugene. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: $5 a person; $10 for families; free for ages 12 and under. Bagpipes, fiddles, harps, sheep dog demo, athletic games demo, dog parade, horse-drawn wagon rides, dancing, and Scottish imports. For info, visit eugenescottishfestival.com.
Free DIY Bike Repair & Maintenance Classes – Utilizing the Bicycle. Corvallis Bicycle Collective, 707 NW 11th St., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. – noon. Free. Join in every Saturday in May and learn the basics of maintaining a bicycle. Morning classroom session will cover tires and tubes, cables, shifters and derailleurs, and other helpful information. The shop will be open after the class to work on your own bike. For info or to register, visit corvallisbikes.org.
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 livewellstudio.com.
Free Noise Show. Interzone Inc., 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Featuring experimental music from the Pacific Northwest. For info, visit https://www.facebook.com/corvallisnoise/.
Pete Kozak. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Impulse Control. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Laughs & Tracks. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5. Enjoy stand-up comedy by Thomas Lundy, Marcus Coleman and Hunter Donaldson, and music by NappyTHC, Keep Falling and WOKR, with guest appearances by Kidd Fresh and Puma at Cloud & Kelly’s. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife/.
Jenna Summer-Smith. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. Jenna Summer-Smith is always full of surprises and this night is sure to be no exception. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Sunday, May 28
Santa Cruz Bike Demo Day Presented by Life Cycle Bike Shop. Alsea Falls Trailhead, Alsea Falls Trail, Monroe. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring pedals, a photo ID, and a credit card for a damage deposit to demo a bike. Bikes offered on a first-come, first-serve basis; no reservations, so it’s best to arrive early and ready to rip. For info, visit lifecyclebikeshop.com.
Wild Family Walkabouts – Amazing Amphibians. Jackson-Frazier Wetland, Corvallis. 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. Come by yourself or bring the whole family for fun, educational activities and an interpretive hike. Wild Walkabouts start at 12 p.m. with educational and fun activities, followed by an interpretive hike led by local naturalists who can share their experience and knowledge.
Yoga for Recovery. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 12:30–1:45 p.m. $7 community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com.
Corvallis Public Art Tour by Bicycle. Shawala Point Play Sculpture, Eric Scott McKinley Skate Park, Corvallis. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. Leisurely ride exploring the variety of public art located throughout the downtown area. The works reflect a range of media celebrating the area’s rich history, people, and natural beauty. The tour is approximately an hour and a half long. Tour leaders: Greg Wilson and Carl Metz.
Monday, May 29
Memorial Day Ceremony. Crystal Lake Masonic Cemetery, 1945 SE Crystal Lake Dr., Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Crystal Lake Cemetery was established in 1860. Joseph Alexander deeded 5.3 acres of his 1849 Donation Land Claim to the Masons’ Corvallis Lodge #14 for a cemetery. This annual ceremony honors courageous heroes who served and sacrificed for our freedom.
OK Chorale Singers & Scout Troop 3. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 2:30 p.m. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Nature Through a Different Lens. Cooper Mountain Nature Park, 18892 SW Kemmer Rd., Beaverton. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $6 per person, $11 per family. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Interested in nature photography? Gain an understanding of basic photography composition while learning about the birds that live at Cooper Mountain Nature Park. Class will start prior to golden hour in order to capture the best light of the day. Cell phones, point and shoot cameras, and all skill levels are welcome. For info or to register, visit oregonzoo.org/events/nature-through-different-lens.
Yoga in the Gallery. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Explore the world of yoga and enjoy a sense of community in the beautiful setting of the Arts Center’s Main Gallery. The hour-long session will be led by certified yoga instructor and Arts Center volunteer Marcy Elliot. Marcy will lead you through a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by the art in the gallery. Beginners are welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat if possible. For info, visit theartscenter.net/yoga-in-the-gallery/.
Memorial Day Concert 2017. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. The Willamette Valley Concert Band is a community ensemble formed in the spring of 1970 by a group of Albany musicians. Their first performance was for the Albany Spring Music Festival. The group´s purpose was to further the cultural environment of the community; to provide entertainment for the general public at concerts and other performances; and to offer the members an opportunity for personal self-expression through the medium of music. For info, visit lasells.oregonstate.edu/event/memorial-day-concert-2017.
Tuesday, May 30
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 livewellstudio.com.
Author Event with Eli Boschetto. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. With boots-on-the-ground trail data from one of Oregon’s most experienced hikers, Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Oregon breaks down the state’s more than 450 miles of the PCT into manageable sections—stunning routes that can be easily knocked off in three days, a week, or more. Author Eli Boschetto details everything a section hiker needs to know, including access, camp-to-camp mileage, and best places to stake a tent from the rolling grasslands of the Soda Mountain Wilderness to the barren volcanic plains of the Central Cascades to the doorstep of Oregon’s tallest peak, Mount Hood. For info, visit grassrootsbookstore.com.
OSU Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony. Austin Auditorium LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cost: $5 for adults; free for OSU students and K-12 youth. The OSU Wind Ensemble under the baton of Dr. Chris Chapman and the OSU Wind Symphony directed by Olin Hannum present their final concert of the season. For info, contact Zachary Person at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 31
Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. 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. Our 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/deathcafecorvallis or email email@example.com.
Robert M. Storm Distinguished Lecture Series: Natural History, Ethics, and Aesthetics: Why Should We Care About Nature? LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Harry Greene, Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, will speak about his book, Natural History and Values: Why Should We Care About Nature? There will be a book signing at 8 p.m. For info, visit ib.oregonstate.edu/Robert-M-Storm-Lecture-Series.
Pencils, Pens, and Drinks with Friends. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. Activate the artist inside without having to retreat to a mountain hut, living off the land in ascetic destitution for years. Drawing and coloring supplies will be provided, along with fun activities and prompts in case you just need to know where to start. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/
OSU Music Production Collective Show. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. Recording buffs strut their stuff. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife/.
Thursday, June 1
Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 3-3:45 p.m. $7 community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com.
Comedy Night. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Cloud & Kelly’s hosts a comedy night every first Thursday of the month. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife/ or facebook.com/CloudAndKellys/.
You Knew Me When. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Albany Farmers’ Market. Fourth & Ellsworth. Saturdays. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 18. Outdoor farmers’ market with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For info, visit locallygrown.org/home/.
Albany Historic Carousel and Museum. 250 SW Broadalbin St., Albany. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 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 albanycarousel.com.
Beyond Earth Day at OSU. OSU campus, locations and times vary. April 22 – May 5. Free. A celebration with fun and educational events focused on various holistic sustainability issues, put on by groups from both the campus and greater Corvallis community. Free and open to the public. For full schedule or more info, visit tiny.cc/earth-calendar.
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.
Build a Better World Celebration: A Writing Opportunity for Benton County Students. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Submit May 15. All entries on display June 1-30. Free. Sponsored by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and open to Benton County K-12 students. One entry per student is allowed. Entries are limited to 100-400 words and may include original illustrations or photographs. Registration forms are available on the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s website https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/bbwcelebration/ or at library locations in Corvallis, Monroe, and Philomath. Entries must be returned or delivered via mail to any one of these library locations on or before May 15, 2017. All entries will be displayed in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Main Meeting Room or Branch Libraries during the month of June, including a reception on June 15 for all student writers and the people they honored.
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 August 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 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 Autoimmune Support Group. First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op South Meeting Room, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. Second Wednesdays. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by Dr. Deborah Anderson, a functional medicine trained naturopathic physician, who specializes in helping women with autoimmune conditions. Space is limited. For more info or to RSVP, visit DrDeborah.com/events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Corvallis. Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 a.m.-1p.m. Runs through Nov. 22. Outdoor farmers’ market with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For info, visit locallygrown.org/home/.
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.
Daoist Meditation Group. First Alternative Co-op North Store, 2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis, Sundays 9-10 a.m. Daoist Quiet Sitting meditation also known as “Guarding the One.” No experience necessary. Basic instruction provided. Free. For info, email email@example.com.
Easy Tai Chi and Qi Gong Class. 3311 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. May 11 – July 13. 7-8 p.m. $135 for all 10 weeks. For info, visit corvallishealing.com/live-events/.
Exhibit: Annual Juried Art Student Show. Linn-Benton Community College, North Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Runs through June 8. It is an exhibit of juried student work by art and visual communication students at Linn-Benton Community College. Works of art were selected in a jurying process led by John Whitten, local artist and Oregon State University art faculty. For info, visit linnbenton.edu/current-students/involvement/art-gallery.
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 bentoncountymuseum.org.
Exhibit: Beautiful Science, Useful Art: Data Visualization Through History. Valley Library at OSU, 5th Floor. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Runs through August 15. From its earliest origins over two centuries ago, the purpose of data visualization has been to make information easier to understand through visual presentation and arrangement. This exhibit explores how that mission has endured and adapted to new technologies, social conditions, cultural values, and cognitive advances, and how these elements have literally shaped how we see information. Using historical visualizations chosen from the extensive manuscript, archival, and rare book collections of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, we trace four elements constant to the endeavor of data visualization since its genesis: Integrity, Beauty, Utility, and Novelty. These themes are explored across diverse subject areas, including geology, history, economics, religion, climatology, medicine, art, and more.
Exhibit: Blackout. Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave., Corvallis. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Free. Runs through June 8. Kerry Skarbakka is an assistant professor of photography at OSU and teaches courses in photography and sculpture. Blackout is Skarbakka’s second solo exhibition in Corvallis in the last year. The site-specific installation is comprised of objects of art and understanding, encapsulated in the medium used to line the beds of trucks, and thus blacked out, or rendered void. For info, visit oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2017/apr/osu-center-humanities-hosts-%E2%80%98blackout%E2%80%99-exhibit-featuring-work-kerry-skarbakka.
Exhibit: Bountiful Harvest and Border Crossings. Kidder Hall #210, 2000 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed during lunch hour. Free. Runs through June 16. In this timely exhibition, celebrate the work of Betty LaDuke, whose wood panel murals document and narrate stories of Latino farm workers who work in Oregon’s Rogue Valley. Her work gives recognition and dignity to these many, who are often obliged to live and work on the fringes of society. These portraits, memorialize the humanity and hard work of those who work thanklessly and anonymously. With immigration issues at front and center, this exhibition will promote and inform conversation about power imbalances, the politics of border and immigration issues, and other social justice concerns. For info, contact Helen Wilhelm at Helen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit: Corvallis Art Guild: Portals. Guistina & Murdock Galleries, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Runs through May 31. Portals can be: doors, windows and their views, gates, archways, etc. Portals can be more; books are portals to other worlds; faces are portals to other people, times and thoughts; old ruins, houses and gardens are portals to other times and other worlds. For info, visit lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/corvallis-art-guild-portals-gateways-world.
Exhibit: Experiment in Story. Fairbanks Hall 220 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Runs through May 31. The exhibit in featuring work by OSU instructors Amanda Tasse, Carmen Tiffany, Dan Faltesek and Todd Kesterson, offering unique perspectives on the vital relationship between data collection and the visual arts. This multimedia exhibition will highlight strategies for visualizing complex information by presenting platforms where ideas can be more easily understood, interpreted and discussed. For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/art/fairbanks-gallery-art.
Exhibit: Low Tide Landscape. South Santiam Hall Gallery, Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Runs through June 2. Eighteen members of the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild use a wide variety of photographic styles and techniques to explore the hidden terrain that is exposed along the Oregon Coast during low tides, particularly during extreme minus tides that occur in the spring and early summer. Formed in 1985, The PhotoArts Guild is one of the oldest continuing fine art photography groups in the state. For info, visit linnbenton.edu/current-students/involvement/art-gallery.
Exhibit: Microbiomes: Imagining the Unseen. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Free. Runs through May 27. Researchers in Oregon State University’s Department of Microbiology study microbial systems that affect human health, biodiversity of animal species, and air, earth and water quality. Microbiology measures, visualizes and deciphers complex microscopic systems in the same way artists seek understanding of life’s many questions. This exhibition asked artists and researchers how to “see the unseen.” For info, visit theartscenter.net.
Exhibit: Seven Easels. Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. Seven Easels is an exhibition of paintings by eight painters who have worked together for several years meeting twice each week in one studio. Seven Easels features art by eight artists including Connie Allen, Donna Beverly, Kim Campbell, Mary Jane Gray, Aki Hill, Adriana Huyer, Nancy Robinson and Marie Wilson. For info, visit bentoncountymuseum.org.
Exhibit: Stories That Textiles Tell: A Multicultural Textile. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. Runs through May 31. A varied collection of textiles from around the world with intriguing and surprising secrets to share. For information, visit cmlcenter.org.
Exhibit: Works from the Wetland. Gallery 440, 440 Strand Agriculture Hall, Corvallis. Thursdays, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. Runs through June 2. Works from the Wetland is an art exhibition of recent oil painting and mixed-media on board by artist Renee Zangara that explore the diverse characteristics of Willamette River Valley wetlands. She draws much of inspiration for this exhibition from the banks from the banks of the Willamette River near her home in Portland. For info, contact Shelly Curtis at http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/art.
Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, Oregon State University campus, 1800 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Saturdays and Sundays: 1-5 p.m. $3/youth; $7/adult. 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 at Bombs Away. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Fourth 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 bombsawaycafe.com.
Free Range Open Mic at Cloud & Kelly’s. Cloud & 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 & 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 & 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 email@example.com.
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.
Gratitude’s UpBeat Café. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Fourth Saturday of every month. Free. Local Corvallis jazz/blues musicians who draw their influences from the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Keith Jarrett, along with funky dance music to free jazz chaos. They use music to connect audiences to the spiritual dimension of life, with an open mind, nurturing what is positive and life-affirming. Dancing, toe tapping and cheers all around are definitely welcome. For info, visit gratitudejazzband.com.
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 6 to 7:15 p.m. class is for all students to learn new dances and review ones already learned. For info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jazz Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., or Cloud & 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 and fourth Thursdays at Cloud & 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.
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/.
Mental Health Film Festival. Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st St., Corvallis. Free. Suggested donation of $15. May 21 at 3 p.m. Inside Out; May 23 at 6:30 p.m. Good Will Hunting; May 24 at 7 p.m. Thin; and May 25 at 6:30 p.m. Benny and Joon. Following each film screening will be a brief discussion with mental health professionals. For info, visit pastoralcounseling-oregon.org/.
Modern Quilting Guild Meeting and Sew Day. First Alternative South Store, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild is a small but growing group of modern quilters who love quilting, fabric, and sewing who live in or around Corvallis. Formed in December 2012, CMQG is a local guild of the international Modern Quilt Guild. Monthly sew days the fourth Saturday and meetings the second Thursday as well as special events throughout the year. For info, visit corvallismodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/.
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-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 corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=804.
OSUsed Store Sale. Property Services Building, OSU Campus, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays, 12-3 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, call 541-752-1997.
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.
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.
Underwater Hockey. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. General admission. Come swim and learn how to play hockey underwater. Ends May 31. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Yoga at Running Princess Apparel. Running Princess Apparel, 351 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. Stop in to de-stress with a free yoga session lead by Live Well Studio instructors. This is a great opportunity to rejuvenate mid-week while practicing kindness and self-compassion. For info, call 541-286-4043 or visit runningprincess.com/events.html.
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