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Thursday, Nov. 7

Toddler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for toddlers ages 2-3 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Community Services Consortium. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. Rent Well Classes. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

READ Dogs Visit. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. Children can practice reading aloud with a trained therapy READ dog (Reading Education Assistance Dog) twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday from 3:30-4:30p.m.! A responsible grown-up must sign a permission form for each participating child. Sign-ups for reading take place at the event. Follow the giant paw prints to find us in the Brookes Reading Room, in the Youth Services area of the library (it’s the enclosed patio at the end of Juvenile fiction).Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Council Work Session. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend City Council meetings. Members of the community wishing to offer comment in advance on topics appearing on any City Council agenda are encouraged to use the public input form at www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicinput. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc for more info.

CitySpeak: Housing Costs Forum. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. The next Corvallis Advocate CitySpeak brings together a group of local housing industry representatives to discuss the high rate of rent burden in Corvallis, how we got here, and what we can do about it. The discussion will examine the drivers behind severe rent burdens and ownership costs, and how these burdens effect lives and the community as a whole. Panelists will identify barriers to affordability, and suggest possible solutions. Visit http://www.corvallisadvocate.com/2019/affordable-housing-cityspeak for info.

20th ANNIVERSARY STORIES FROM THE FIELD. Corvallis Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Join the Institute for Applied Ecology for a celebration of restoration, research, and ecological education. Hear stories from two decades of work conserving and restoring native habitats. Contact: michelw@appliedeco.org, or call 541-753-3099 x701 for more info.

Concert: Hanneke Cassel Trio. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $18-$22. The Hanneke Cassel Band features Mike Block on cello and guitarist Keith Murphy. Fusing influences from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton with Americana grooves and musical innovations, this group creates a cutting-edge acoustic sound that retains the integrity and spirit of the Scottish tradition. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org for more info.

OSU Fall Sing. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. The OSU Choral Program presents Fall Sing! featuring the OSU Meistersingers, Bella Voce and the OSU Chamber Choir. All seating is general admission, $10 in advance, $15 at the door. OSU students with ID and K-12 youth are admitted free. Corvallis Arts for All discounts apply. To request accommodations relating to a disability, please call 541-737-4671 preferably at least one week in advance. Visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/events/music-school-arts-and-communication/osu-choirs-fall-sing for more info.

Free Monthly Improv Show. Demaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. Free. Local improv troupe performs in the moment scenes with the audience’s suggestions! Come and enjoy food & drinks while you groan over bad jokes and laugh at hilarious scenes. Visit https://www.demaggiospizza.com/

Friday, Nov. 8

Preschool Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for preschoolers ages 4-5 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Music a la Carte. Oregon State University, Memorial Union Lounge, MU, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Fridays. 12 p.m. Free. Music a la Carte, a free, 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 terms, beginning at 12 p.m. and lasting for approximately 45 minutes. They feature a variety of OSU music ensembles, faculty and student musicians, as well as regional, national, and international guest artists. Visit mu.oregonstate.edu/main/ music-la-carte.

Community Services Consortium. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. Rent Well Classes. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Prime Music Fridays. Greenberry Store and Tavern, 29974 Highway 99W, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Every Friday delicious food and live music by talented local musicians from the surrounding areas! The music is always FREE. They start serving dinner at 6 p.m. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/328559467850222/ for more info.

Double Play. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare.

Mr. Bill’s Traveling Trivia Show. Corvallis Sports Park, 175 SW Twin Oaks Cir., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. Grab your friends and come test your knowledge! The legendary Mr. Bill’s Traveling Trivia Show will be at the Upper Deck in the Corvallis Sports Park from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday nights. They are family friendly so the show is too. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/452159535370539/ for more info.

Next to Normal. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $16-$18. Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy, and heart. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Oregon State Beavers Football Home Game. Reser Stadium, 660 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $20+. Oregon State vs. Washington, see the Oregon State Beavers play a game at home! For complete information and to buy tickets, visit https://osubeavers.com/

BAC Post-Game Freebie: DJ Crew. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 p.m. Free. Head over to Bombs after the Beavers game and enjoy some music. Cover free! Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

Electric Beaver. Angry Beaver Grill, 349 Southwest 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Free. Corvallis’ only weekly EDM night club event is here for the new school year. For the first time this summer, they will be opening up the dance floor on Friday night, August 2! Some of Corvallis and OSU’s best DJs join our residence to play house, trap, and other kinds of wubz all night. Every event is 21+ only with a cover charge on select nights. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/596019117590751/ for more info.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Audubon Field Trip. Willamette Park Shelter, east end of SE Goodnight Ave., Corvallis. 7 a.m. Donations. Registration required, contact CorvallisAudubonSecondSaturday@gmail.com for more info.

Corvallis Farmers’ Market. 1st Street & Jackson Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April through November, on First Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue, in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning! Enjoy live music, occasional street dances, special events booths, and more, plus shop for the best locally produced vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meats, and more. The Saturday Corvallis Farmers Market has a changing lineup of 50 to 70 vendors per week, and the Wednesday market usually offers 20 to 30 vendors. Early market weeks feature spring raab and many other greens, potatoes and other storage vegetables, radishes, turnips, carrots, rhubarb, preserved foods, honey, eggs, meat, poultry, and cheese, plus nursery plants and cut flowers. On the other extreme, the last market on Wednesday, Nov. 27, will feature much of what will be on Thanksgiving tables the next day. Visit http://locallygrown.org/ for more info.

Albany Farmers’ Market. Albany Farmers’ Market, SW Ellsworth St. & SW 4th Ave., Albany. 9 a.m. Free. Your source for fresh, locally grown, and farm direct products. The Albany Farmers’ Market is thought to be the oldest continuously operating open-air farmers’ market in Oregon. The market organizers are deeply engaged in nutrition programs (SNAP, SNAP matching programs, gleaning, Farm Direct Nutrition Program) that promote food justice and equity. Visit https://www.facebook.com/2Albany.OR.Farmers.Market/ for more info.

Story Time. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a morning of stories. Visit https://imaginecoffee.net/ for info.

Friends of the Library – 2nd Saturday Book Sale. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 a.m. Free. Friends of the Library are having their book sale in the lobby of Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

¡Los Cuentos! Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Bilingual family storytime in Spanish & English for families with children of all ages. A lively selection of stories, songs and rhymes will be presented each month. For more information contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794.Hora de cuentos bilingues con cuentos, canciones, y amigos. Para toda la familia cada segundo sabado 10:00a.m. en la sala de actividades juveniles. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.   

DUNAWI CREEK REGENERATION NATIVE PLANTING PARTY. Bald Hill Natural Area, Directions provided with registration. 12 p.m. Free. Volunteers willing to get dirty are needed to help plant over 1,600 native shrubs and camas to regenerate a buried creek at the foot of Bald Hill. Pre-registration is required. At Bald Hill Natural Area, directions provided with registration. Contact to register: deckert@willamettewatershed.com, 541-230-1237.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Writing Session. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2:00 p.m. Free. Saturdays, November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the NaNoWriMo Writing Sessions writers may drop in anytime to write. Bring your preferred writing tools, whether it is a pen and paper or a laptop, and work on your novel surrounded by other local writers as well as all of the library’s resources. Beverages and snacks for fueling up will be provided. A NaNoWriMo-themed prize will be raffled off at each session. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Fall Family Weekend Comedy Show ft. Dave Coulier. Memorial Union Ballroom, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 4 p.m. $15. The OSU Program Council presents this year’s Fall Family Weekend Comedy Show! Get ready for an evening of laughter and hilarity with Dave Coulier and special guest Kellen Erskine. Doors will open one hour in advance. Ticket information at the welcome table or online. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2408848592719535/ for more info.

Corvallis Repertory Singers: Karl Jenkins’ the Peacemakers. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $20-$60. Beautiful, haunting, ethereal, searching, uplifting, earthy, and majestic are words that aptly describe this contemporary work by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins. Known for his blending of symphonic and World Music elements with a large chorus. Jenkins features texts from Gandhi, Martin Luther King, the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Anne Frank, and Mother Teresa, as well as words from the Bible, the Qur’an, and special text from author and humanitarian, Terry Waite. The Peacemakers is a massive work extolling peace as a healing and reconciling force. Maestro Zielke will present a pre-concert talk on this work. Visit https://repsing.org/tickets/ for more info.

Joe Jangles. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare.

Concert: Tom Paxton and The Don Juans. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $25-$35. Collectively, their songs have been covered by Harry Belafonte, John Mellencamp, Miranda Lambert, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Nancy Griffith, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, John Denver, Faith Hill, B.J. Thomas, Blake Shelton, Peter, Paul and Mary, and Bob Dylan – just to name a few! Within days of writing and playing together, they knew they were onto something. Now they’re taking it on the road! Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org for more info.

Next to Normal. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $16-$18. Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy, and heart. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Stockhausen Syndrome-Olsen Twins Ghostlight Ensemble. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:00 p.m. $5. A night of sonic bliss for your ear holes! Stockhausen Syndrome doesn’t get out much these days, but we are excited to play a show again! Joining us will be Olsen Twins Ghostlight Ensemble. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

Harp Rats. Demaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 p.m. $5. Harp Rats are coming to Demaggio’s, and they like pizza and rockin’. Visit https://www.demaggiospizza.com/

Hip Hop Saturday. Angry Beaver Sports Grill, 349 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5. The Angry Beaver Sports Grill hosts local DJs playing the hottest hip hop music all night. This event is 21+ only. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/710422609459932/ for more info.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Corvallis Meditation Circle of Self Realization Fellowship. 761 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. Sunday 10 a.m. and Thursday 7 p.m. Free. Founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. For info, visit: corvallismeditation.org/

 Ecstatic Dance with DJ Baron von Spirit. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2 St., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sundays. We dance together every Sunday morning. Except during the summer months, when it’s every other week. For more info visit, www.ecstaticdancecorvallis.com

Corvallis Spirits Festival. 4 Spirits Distillery, 3405 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis. 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. $30-$35. Join 4 Spirits for an all-inclusive day of tastings and entertainment with some of Oregon’s best craft distilleries! Enjoy live music all day, meet the makers, and sample a large variety of regional craft spirits from almost every genre. Many small batch and limited release products will be available to taste. Tickets include all tastings and entertainment. A craft cocktail bar will feature some of the distillers’ favorites, plus local beer and wine. Local food trucks and 4 Spirits Food and Drink will be available for purchase all day throughout the festival areas. 4 Spirits Distillery is proud to donate all net proceeds from ticket and bar sales at this event to 4 area veterans organizations: Samaritan Veterans Outreach, OSU-Student Veterans Association, Vets Helping Vets HQ, and the Central Oregon Veterans Ranch. Each of these programs serves area veterans in need, and supports reintegration efforts through education, health care and social programming. Visit http://www.4spiritsdistillery.com/corvallis-spirits-festival-2019

Veterans’ Voices. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. $ 5. Veterans’ Voices explores the realities of serving and being a veteran in our country. The content is written locally and inspired by real veterans lending their voice to the plays. Many of the actors will be veterans themselves and the stories will be as authentic as authentic gets. This show will give the audience a lens into what service is like, the highs, lows and everything in between. Tickets are free for veterans and active duty military. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Next to Normal. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $16-$18. Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy, and heart. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Corvallis Repertory Singers: Karl Jenkins’ the Peacemakers. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $20-$60. Beautiful, haunting, ethereal, searching, uplifting, earthy, and majestic are words that aptly describe this contemporary work by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins. Known for his blending of symphonic and World Music elements with a large chorus. Jenkins features texts from Gandhi, Martin Luther King, the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Anne Frank, and Mother Teresa, as well as words from the Bible, the Qur’an, and special text from author and humanitarian, Terry Waite. The Peacemakers is a massive work extolling peace as a healing and reconciling force. Maestro Zielke will present a pre-concert talk on this work. Visit https://repsing.org/tickets/ for more info.

Contact Improv Jam. Downtown Dance, 223 NW 2 St., Corvallis. 4-6 p.m. Suggested donation $10. The (every 2nd and 4th) Sunday CI Jam is a time to practice the art of improvisation, exploring the endless possibilities of moving while in contact (or not). Feel the play of gravity, support, weight, counterbalance, and downright playfulness in solo, duet, or large group improvisation. For more info, find us on Facebook: Corvallis Contact Improvisation.

Pistol Club. Anderson and Keeling Memorial Target Range, McAlexander Fieldhouse, 1800 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 6 p.m. $5. Learn firearms safety and how to shoot bullseye pistol! If it is your first visit to Pistol Club this academic year, please bring $5 for the mandatory orientation and safety training and your OSU ID. Orientation and safety training begins at 6:00 p.m. (note there is a limit to the number of trainees per night for safety reasons and please be on time…or better yet early). For members who have been trained this academic year, the range generally opens about 7:00-7:30 p.m. once training is finished. We are located at the Anderson & Keeling Memorial Target Range on the south-east corner of McAlexander Fieldhouse. We hang a sign that is visible when walking from the north on the Kerr Admin side. Please visit our website for important information about Pistol Club including a map to the range: http://osupistol.org

Monday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day. All Day. City buildings and offices closed, including the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

Bryson Skaar. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. See Bryson Skaar at Imagine Coffee on Mondays. For info, visit: imaginecoffee.net

Tuesday, Nov. 12

MIME Speaks: Toastmasters. OSU: 226 Rogers Hall, 2000 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 a.m. Tuesdays. Improve your public speaking skills and confidence.

Sing-A-Long. Chintimini Senior & Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Free. Join this musical group and sing old songs with friends! The group is free, but registration is required. Contact chelsea.chytka@corvallisoregon.gov for more info.

Infant Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes for infants ages 0-12 months. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Memory Loss Support Group. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. Information, education, and support for caregivers and family members of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder from those who have been there. A group for those with memory loss is usually held at the same time, but this subgroup is on hiatus until further notice.  Facilitator: Gene Dannen, (541) 753-1342 or gene@dannen.com

Makers Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. Makers Club is an all ages exploration of technology, creativity, and creation!  Experiment with circuit building, robot programming, and more.  Try out 3d modeling and printing.  The virtual reality headset is a blast. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Craft Night with the Arts Center. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. Join in a night of crafts, music, and conversation (ages 16 and up welcome) every 3rd Tuesday of the month (2nd Tues. in Nov.). Use their supplies to try a new project or bring your own. Show off projects you’ve been working on! On Tuesday, November 12th, they will be making pine cone forest creatures! Coloring pages and supplies will also be available. Co-sponsored by the Arts Center. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Southtown Farm Stand & Market. Southtown Farm Stand & Market, 1470 SE Alexander Ave., Corvallis. 5 p.m. Free. Hosts multiple vendors selling fresh SEASONAL fruits and vegetables as well as other produce! There are also vendors selling animal products, vegan desserts, jams, pickles, kimchi, and more! Food trucks, music, community, and dog and kid friendly.

Imagine Corvallis Action Network. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 5:00 p.m. Free. ICAN is charged with the development and management of the Imagine Corvallis 2040 Community Action Plan, which is the implementing document for the Imagine Corvallis 2040 Vision. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-ican for more info.

Pistol Club. Anderson and Keeling Memorial Target Range, McAlexander Fieldhouse, 1800 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 6 p.m. $5. Learn firearms safety and how to shoot bullseye pistol! If it is your first visit to Pistol Club this academic year, please bring $5 for the mandatory orientation and safety training and your OSU ID. Orientation and safety training begins at 6 p.m. (note there is a limit to the number of trainees per night for safety reasons and please be on time…or better yet early). For members who have been trained this academic year, the range generally opens about 7-7:30 p.m. once training is finished. We are located at the Anderson & Keeling Memorial Target Range on the south-east corner of McAlexander Fieldhouse. We hang a sign that is visible when walking from the north on the Kerr Admin side. Please visit our website for important info about Pistol Club including a map to the range: http://osupistol.org

Waste Watchers Weekly Meetings. Student Experience Center (SEC), 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Room 206, Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Fight the Scourge of Waste with the Waste Watchers! Join the league of the Waste Watchers – using their knowledge of recycling and sustainability they can educate others and fight the scourge of waste! Meetings are Tuesdays 6:30-8 p.m. in Student Experience Center, Rm 206. This term they’re working on Repair Fairs, Beyond Earth Day booth, and giving Recycle Right presentations! This club is free and open to all. For more information on how you can become a hero, check out their website at http://tiny.cc/wastewatchers

Log Rolling. Dixon Recreation Center, Dixon Pool, 425 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $3-$7. Looking to try something new? Come check out log rolling! Aquatics staff will be present to answer questions and provide safety support. No experience is necessary. Key Log Rolling – max 8 participants per session. No registration needed, $3 for Students and Members, $5 for OSU Community, $7 for General Public paid day of at Rec Services inside Dixon. Visit http://recsports.oregonstate.edu/ for info.

Historic Resources Commission. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. The HRC meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and are held in the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave. (across from City Hall). If needed, the HRC also meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month. These second meetings are usually held in the Madison Avenue Meeting Room. If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to planning@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-hrc for more info.

Corvallis Community Choir. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. $50/term, $15 for students or $5 per week. Fall Term rehearsals, every Tuesday from Sept. 24 to Dec. 10.   Director: Naomi Bennett.  Accompanist: Bryson Skaar. This non-audition choir is dedicated to spreading joy through singing Website: www.corvalliscommunitychoir.us or email: nonandjay1@gmail.com

Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Celtic Jam at Imagine Coffee on Tuesdays. Free. For info, visit: imaginecoffee.net

The Nature of Gratitude. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. The Spring Creek Project and the Arts Center partner with local authors Eric Alan and Tom Titus to present “The Nature of Gratitude,” a unique program that brings people together as a community to explore and reflect on the many things for which they’re grateful. Several presenters will share music, stories, poems, and photography. Eric Alan is a writer, photographer, and professional broadcaster with NPR who has published four books, including, most recently, Grateful by Nature. Tom Titus is a biology professor at the University of Oregon and author of Blackberries in July: A Forager’s Field Guide to Inner Peace. This event is free and open to everyone. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2391416207561748/ for more info.  

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Corvallis Farmers Market. 1st Street & Jackson Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays from April through November, on First Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue, in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning! Enjoy live music, occasional street dances, special events booths, and more, plus shop for the best locally produced vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meats, and more. The Saturday Corvallis Farmers Market has a changing lineup of 50 to 70 vendors per week, and the Wednesday market usually offers 20 to 30 vendors. Early market weeks feature spring raab and many other greens, potatoes and other storage vegetables, radishes, turnips, carrots, rhubarb, preserved foods, honey, eggs, meat, poultry, and cheese, plus nursery plants and cut flowers. On the other extreme, the last market on Wednesday, Nov. 27, will feature much of what will be on Thanksgiving tables the next day. Visit http://locallygrown.org/ for info.

Wobbler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for wobblers ages 1-2 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Random Review. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12:00 p.m. Free. Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson – Reviewed by Andy Moldenke. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.   

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 12:15 p.m. Free. This free support group provides information and support to those who have Parkinson’s Disease, are providing care for someone who does, or those seeking more information about it. For more information, contact the facilitator, Betty Merrill, at (541) 760-1737.

Read With the Beavs. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. Kids can listen to stories and practice reading with an Oregon State University student-athlete. Bring your own books or use some from the library. Contact 541-766-6794 for more information. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Teen Space Librarian Help. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. Teen Services Librarian, Kristy, will be in the library’s Teen Space weekly on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. to help with research, finding good books, and generally assisting in that area. Drop by to say hello or ask questions! No Teen Space help on Wednesdays Sept. 11 and October 9. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Free Teen Yoga. Live Well Yoga Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave. Corvallis. 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Yoga just for teens. Stretch, move, wiggle, strengthen and then free and relax your body. It’s fun and it’s good for you too. All teens welcome. Free Class. Visit http://www.livewellstudio.com for more info.

Downtown Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. The DAB meets once a month at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Madison Avenue Meeting room, 500 SW Madison Ave. (across from City Hall). If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to planning@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-dab for more info.

FALL REPAIR FAIR. OSUsed Store, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Bring your broken items and learn how to repair items such as appliances, electronics, housewares, clothing, and bicycles. Drop-in demos will be offered each hour. Contact Lily.Butler@oregonstate.edu for more info.

Death Café. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe St., Corvallis. Every Wednesday. First and third Wednesdays 6 p.m., Second and fourth Wednesdays 12 p.m. Got thoughts about mortality? Death Café Corvallis is simply to listen and talk about death. The group’s guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality, and while participants are invited to talk death, the group isn’t a support group, debate society, sales pitch, religious or anti-religious organization, nor does it have a therapeutic agenda. Rather, curious individuals are invited to “drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death with interesting people.” Join Death Cafe Corvallis, if you like, at https:// www.facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis – contact – deathcafecorvallis@gmail.com – for information. Come talk truth to death.  

Jeff Sux Trivia. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. Jeff Sux trivia! Prizes and Bombs Bux galore! Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

Process of Impeaching a President: League of Women Voters. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. You are invited to learn about and engage in discussion about how a president can be impeached. The League of Women Voters of Corvallis in partnership with the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library invites the community to hear OSU Professors: Dr Steve Shay, School of History, Philosophy and Religion; Dr Rorie Solberg and Dr. Christopher Stout, School of Public Policy, discuss the impeachment process. Questions to be discussed: What happens after the House drafts Articles of Impeachment? What is the history of impeachment? Why isn’t Nixon on any impeachment list? What is the impact of possible impeachment on the 2020 election? Please join in this informative and timely program! Visit www.lwv.corvallis.or.us for info.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Civic Beautification and Urban Forestry Department Advisory Committee. 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 9 a.m. Free. The public is invited to attend this department advisory committee meeting.  Entrance is around the back of the building, off the deck. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-cbufdac for more info.

Toddler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for toddlers ages 2-3 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Community Services Consortium. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. Rent Well Classes. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

OSU Corvallis Campus Vision project update. La Sells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 2 p.m. Free. Oregon State University will host an informational meeting to share updates about the Corvallis Campus Vision project. The Corvallis Campus Vision (CCV) is a planning effort focused on guiding the development of the physical campus, in support of the university’s Strategic Plan 4.0. The Vision is made possible with input from students, faculty, staff, and community members, both inside and outside of OSU. The Vision will include guiding principles, core values, and goals for the look, feel, and function of the campus. This meeting is open to the OSU community as well as the Corvallis community. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/cm/page/osu-corvallis-campus-vision-project-update for more info.

Lessons Learned on a Craft Beer Book Writing Journey. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Local author Kirk Richardson will discuss his book Craft Beer Country: In Search of the Best Breweries from the South Pacific to the Pacific Coast. From the shores of Southern California to the ports of New England and everywhere in between, Kirk brings together exceptional craft beers and stories from the unique characters who make them. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. $10-$15. Enjoy an exciting lineup of films highlighting the beauty and wonder of the world while featuring some amazing adventurers and athletes. Films from around Oregon and the world will transport you down epic rivers, up awe-inspiring mountains, through beautiful valleys, and past the various people and places that define our lives. Visit http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/wildandscenic/ for more info.

HOW SHOULD WE PREVENT MASS SHOOTINGS IN OUR COMMUNITIES? A COMMUNITY DIALOGUE ON GUN VIOLENCE. OSU Memorial Union, Horizon Room 49, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Explore perspectives on the ways to reduce gun violence and mass shootings. Review the issue advisory to familiarize yourself with the dialogue content. Contact cel@oregonstate.edu for more info.    

AUDUBON PROGRAM. First United Methodist Church Wesley Hall, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. CURRENT STATUS OF THE MALHEUR FIELD STATION WITH VERN BEESON. Contact mark.baldwin2@comcast.net for more info.

OSU Lyric. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare.

Next to Normal. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $10. Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy, and heart. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Jazz Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:00 p.m. Free. Monthly Funk and Jazz Jam! Sign up and throw down with some of our great Corvallis musicians. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

Thomas Lundy Presents: Comedy. Demaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. Curated Monthly Comedy show featuring different performers from around the PNW and beyond. Visit https://www.demaggiospizza.com/

Need something listed here? Email us at calendar@corvallisadvocate.com with the name of your event, volunteer opportunity, peer group, public meeting, art exhibit, live performance, or any other community happenings and include the address, time, and cost, along with a brief description. To be in print by Thursday, submit by midnight Friday of the previous week. Thanks for reading. Take care, Corvallis.

ONGOING

Albany Historic Carousel & Museum. Historic Carousel & Museum, 503 1 Ave., West Albany. Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday & Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There is also a wonderful museum that highlights American carousel history. Visit albanycarousel.com/

Exhibit at Benton County Museum. Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Museum with collections of geological equipment, quilts, and 16mm family movies shot in the 1940s. For info visit, bentoncountymuseum.org/

Fairbanks Gallery of Art. Fairbanks Hall, Fairbanks Gallery of Art, 220 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Every day. Fairbanks Gallery of Art is Oregon State University’s professional art gallery. Its mission is to initiate, produce, and present scholarly visual art exhibitions to advance contact and dialogue with original works of art as an indispensable part of liberal art education. The exhibition programming of the gallery reflects the diversity of visual-art practices and cultures, fostering critical thinking, and reflecting the depth and breadth of human experience. The exhibitions support the educational missions of Art and Art History and broaden the dialogue across University communities, including general audiences. Visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sac/art-and-art-history for more info.

Exhibit: Vistas & Vineyards 30th Anniversary Show. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F. Until Dec. 9. Free. Come join us in celebrating 30 years of Vistas and Vineyards as they share their work with the community at the Giustina Gallery. Over 45 of their current member artists and several founding members will display 120 works of art painted en plein aire.  Visit https://vistasandvineyards.org or more info.

Exhibit: Emily Steele Collection. The Arts Center. 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. T-F until Nov. 2. Free. The Art Center is honored to unveil the masterwork of artist Emily Steele, with a special reception on Thursday, October 17, 5:30 p.m. -8 p.m. The show features sculptures of exquisite movement, detail, and composition last exhibited over 30 years ago. Visit https://theartscenter.net/the-steele-collection-emily-steele/ for info.

Exhibit: Beyond the Wall. The Little Gallery at OSU, 2000 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. 8 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. M-F. Oct. 8 until Dec. 13. Free. Roloff’s original “Beyond the Wall” exhibit was a 229-meter panorama that combined still images from video footage of the border area during the wall’s existence with silhouetted portraits of residents of East Germany. The video stills were blown up to the full wall’s height, creating an effect that appears like paintings up close but turns photo realistic from a distance. Visit https://bit.ly/32nSwfL for more info.

Exhibit: Concourse Gallery. Memorial Union Building (MU), Concourse Gallery and Talisman Room, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Every day Until Oct. 24. The art featured represents an artist’s work, vision, ideas, and opinions. Some exhibits are educational, some display quality craftsmanship or artistic ability, while others may depict artistic expressions that we hope enrich and deepen the appreciation and understanding of visual arts and the human condition. Visit https://mu.oregonstate.edu/gallery for more info.

Art in the Valley Gallery. Art in the Valley Gallery, 209 Southwest 2nd St., Corvallis. Tuesday-Saturday. Normal Hours 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Free. Art in the Valley Gallery is a cooperative operated by local artists from the Willamette Valley. It features some of the finest artwork in the Valley and has become “the” Art Destination south of Portland. Visit http://www.artinthevalley.net/ for info.

Exhibit: Art About Agriculture. 440 Strand Agriculture Hall, Oregon State University, 170 SW Waldo Pl., Corvallis. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. The College of Agricultural Sciences has sponsored Art About Agriculture since 1983, as a source for education, inspiration, and research enabling people to understand and value agriculture and natural resources through the universal language of visual arts. The program, in part, recognizes regional artists for investigating agriculture and natural resources themes as content and subjects for creating their works of art. It also enables the college to acquire art for a permanent collection of contemporary fine art now representing more than 150 artists with their more than 300 works of art. Visit https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/art/art-about-agriculture for more info.