Calendar

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Thursday, September 14

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/.

Wild Hog in the Woods. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.

 

Friday, September 15

Open Craft Space. Lebanon Public Library Central Library, 55 Academy St, Lebanon. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Every third Friday of the month, September through May. The room has ample space and large tables to accommodate projects that need a lot of surface area. This is a no host event, it will be on a first come basis, and tea will be available. For info, visit lebanonpubliclibrary.com/events/2017/9/15/open-craft-space.

Teen Library Advisors. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Board Room. Regular meeting of the Society for the Prevention of Boredom in Teens (SPoBiT), teen library leaders and advisors. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Friday Night Hike at Blue Lake Park. Blue Lake Regional Park, 21224 NE Blue Lake Rd., Fairview. 6:30 p.m. Free, but class size is limited and advance registration is required. Autumn is in the air, and the warm days and nights of summer are winding down. Take advantage of the earlier sunset to hike with a naturalist while looking for the creatures of the wetlands as they settle in for the evening. Parking is free at the park this day. For info, visit oregonzoo.org/events/friday-night-hike-blue-lake-park.

Teen Takeover. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Free Teens Takeover at the library each month to play games, make art, and watch movies after-hours. Open to teens in middle and high school. All materials provided, including snacks. No sign-up needed. Bring a friend and come hang out. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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

The Irrelevant Podcast LIVE. The Salty Dog, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. 21+ Hang out and have a blast as 3-4 friends record a new episode of The Irrelevant Podcast. Life is hard and sometimes a good time with friends can distract you for a while. For info, visit facebook.com/TheSaltyDogCorvallis/.

 

Saturday, September 16

OSU Beer Flavors and Styles Workshop. OSU Campus – Wiegand Hall, 100 Wiegand Hall Corvallis. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $400. Join in for a more complete perspective on the beers you love. This OSU exclusive two-day beer flavors and styles workshop is for beer enthusiasts and pros alike. Developed by Tom Shellhammer, Ph.D.,Nor’Wester Professor of Fermentation Science and led by OSU Pilot Brewery Manager Jeff Clawson, OSU’s popular Origins of Beer Flavors and Styles workshop highlights beer styles and features expert-led reviews/tastings of nearly three dozen individual beers. For info and to register, visit pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/origins-beer-flavors-and-styles.

Learn to Play Disc Golf. Adair County Park, Corvallis. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $20. Experienced disc golfers will teach the fundamentals and tips and tricks of this game, suitable for all ages and skill levels. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Individual $20 includes a disc and lunch; Family (up to 5 family members) includes two discs and lunch. You’ll be loaned extra discs as needed. Additional discs can be purchased for $10. For info, visit sites.google.com/afrana.org/web/calendar/events.

Beekeeping Through the Winter Months. Shonnard’s Nursery, Florist, and Landscape, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 11 a.m. $10. Winters in the Pacific Northwest can be tough on bees – learn tips and strategies to help successfully overwinter a colony and bring them into spring. Topics covered include proper nutrition, resource allocation, mite management, moisture control, and much more. Presented by Fred Selby. For info, visit shonnards.com/events/.

Septembeerfest. Avery Park, 1200 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 1-9 p.m. $15 includes a pint glass and four drink tokens additional drink tokens are 4 for $5. Children under the age of 12 admitted free; ages 13 – 20 and designated drivers are just $3. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Please no furry friends. Join Heart of the Valley Homebrewers among the trees of Avery Park in Corvallis, Oregon to celebrate Septembeerfest. For more info, visit Septembeerfest.org.

Movie Screening: “CodeGirl: The Movie”. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. Free. 1:30 p.m. Community members of all ages are invited to watch a free screening of CodeGirl: The Movie at the Corvallis Public Library. CodeGirl is a 2015 documentary about high school girls from all around the world who better their communities through collaboration and technology. There will be a discussion following the movie showing at the library. This event is co-sponsored by Chick Tech Corvallis. For info, contact the Youth Services Department at 541-766-6794.

Rhapsody in the Vineyard: A Downtown Wine Walk. Downtown Corvallis, Corvallis. 3:30-7 p.m. $15. Rhapsody in the Vineyard, a downtown wine walk, presented by the Downtown Corvallis Association, features some of Oregon’s premier wineries offering samples of their finest vintages. Retailers throughout downtown Corvallis will host Oregon wineries and ciderhouses with representatives from each on hand to discuss their beverages and answer questions. Downtown businesses will offer delicious appetizers along with music and/or artwork by local artisans. Beverages are also available for purchase by the bottle or case. For info, call the Downtown Corvallis Association at 541-754-6624.

Community Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 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/.

Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild Showcase. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Donations appreciated. Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild are a great venue for all forms of belly dance. They gladly welcome tribal, Egyptian, cabaret, folk, belly dance based alternative styles, and as always family friendly. For info, visit corvallisbellydance.org.

Gratton. Gregg, & Gregg. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.

Southern Cross. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.

 

Sunday, September 17

OSU Beer Flavors and Styles Workshop. OSU Campus – Wiegand Hall, 100 Wiegand Hall Corvallis. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $400. Join in for a more complete perspective on the beers you love. This OSU exclusive two-day beer flavors and styles workshop is for beer enthusiasts and pros alike. Developed by Tom Shellhammer, Ph.D.,Nor’Wester Professor of Fermentation Science and led by OSU Pilot Brewery Manager Jeff Clawson, OSU’s popular Origins of Beer Flavors and Styles workshop highlights beer styles and features expert-led reviews/tastings of nearly three dozen individual beers. For info and to register, visit pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/origins-beer-flavors-and-styles.

Otter Awareness Day. Oregon Zoo, 4001 Southwest Canyon Rd., Portland. 9:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Zoo admissions. Otter lovers, take note. The Oregon Zoo will host Otter Awareness Day with activities aimed at connecting visitors with two of the most playful species at the zoo, while highlighting the critical role otters play in ecosystems. For info, visit oregonzoo.org/events/otter-awareness-day.

Fall Lawn Care. Shonnard’s Nursery, Florist, and Landscape, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 11 a.m. Free. Reveal the true beauty of your lawn. This class with discuss techniques and products needed for a green, lush, and pest free lawn. Learn techniques to replenish your lawn after a scorching summer. For info, visit shonnards.com/events/.

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/.

Yoga on the Rocks. 4 Spirits Distillery, 3405 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. Donation suggested. Urban Yoga, Oregon and 4 Spirits Distillery are partnering to offer Yoga on the Rocks. Yoga on the Rocks is a by donation yoga class that is the perfect way to unwind with a 60 minute all-level yoga class held in 4 Spirits barrel room. After yoga, grab a craft cocktail with Corvallis’ most mindful happy hour. Advanced sign up encouraged. For info to register, visit goo.gl/forms/leOAVpUSU2n3Ayhi1.

 

Monday, September 18

Pilates for Runners and Athletes. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. Mondays. 5-5:45 p.m. Although running and walking are great cardiovascular work, both can lead to imbalances in the body because they are linear movements. Pilates has many benefits for runners, including increased core strength, posture imbalance correction, and increased balance in the muscles of the back and hips. For info, visit studiocloud9pilates.com/schedule/.

Mindful Monday Yoga. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. $5. Yoga can increase flexibility and improve athletic performance. Not only can Yoga help maintain a balanced metabolism, it can also improve Cardio and circulatory health. Yoga Flow is a series of movements that incorporate breathe and vinyasa. This class is suitable for all levels. For info, visit studiocloud9pilates.com/.

 

Tuesday, September 19

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/.

Craft Night with the Art Center. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Ages 16 and up are welcome to join in for a night of crafts, music, and conversation. Use their supplies to try a new project or bring your own. Show off projects you’ve been working on. On September 19th, they’ll be making Suminagashi paintings. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

OSU Extension Canning Basics. Lebanon Public Library Central Library, 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 6:30-8 p.m. The OSU Extension will be here to give a presentation on basic canning and preserving food safely. For info, visit lebanonpubliclibrary.com/events/2017/9/19/osu-extension-canning-basics.

 

Wednesday, September 20

Gardening in the Pacific Brownbag Talk Series- Saving Seeds for Planting Next Year. Albany Pubic Library, 2450 14th Ave SE, Albany. 12 p.m. Free. Short lunchtime session on popular gardening topics for Linn County gardeners. Bring a sack lunch and meet other gardeners with similar interests. For info, visit library.cityofalbany.net/.

Amore Music Series. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12:15pm. Free but donation appreciated. Organist Craig Hanson will perform music by the sons of J. S. Bach.

Brown Bag Book Club – Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 12-1 p.m. Free. “The Book of Aron” by Jim Shepard. Adults may pick up a copy of the monthly selection at the Philomath front desk on a first come, first served basis. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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. Their 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 facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email deathcafecorvallis@gmail.com

CBCPL Book Club: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7-8 p.m. Free. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Club is open to everyone. They meet the third Wednesday of the month in the Library Boardroom. Books are provided by the library and will be available for pick up four weeks preceding the monthly meeting. This month book is “H is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald. To participate, please register in person at the Adult Services Reference Desk, or call 541-766-6793.

Birding without Borders: An Epic World Big Year. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis. 7-9:30 p.m. In 2015, bird nerd and OSU graduate Noah Strycker became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, year-long, round-the-world birding trip. He shared the adventure in real time on his daily blog (audubon.org/features/birding-without-borders), and now he reveals the inside story. This humorous and inspiring presentation about Strycker’s epic World Big Year will leave you with a new appreciation for the birds and birders of the world. For info, visit audubon.corvallis.or.us/.

Chuck Cheesman. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.

 

Thursday, September 21

Blackberry Junction. 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, Albany. 10 a.m. –7 p.m. Free. Indoor show that takes place three times per year. Specialized in re-purposing old items to give them a new life, as well as quality handcrafts, quilts, jewelry, collectibles, garden art, pastries, primitives, etc. Features creative and talented vendors guaranteed to inspire your home and garden decorating. For info, visit facebook.com/Blackberry-Junction-131375245675/.

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/.

Doug Meyers and Gratitude. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.

 

Ongoing

Active Strides Walking Group. Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 9-10 a.m. Free. Runs through August 16. Active Strides is a weekly walking group that meets each Wednesday, June 14 through August 16, at various locations in Corvallis for 1-3 miles walks. Each week the group will explore different locations in town and learn a bit about the greater Corvallis area, all while getting some exercise. Explore the Jackson Frazier Wetlands, Bald Hill and more. Individuals of all walking abilities are welcome and encouraged to join. Each time you attend the walk, you will be entered into a raffle for some great local prizes. Please register in advance. Once registered, receive weekly email reminders and detailed meeting locations. For info, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=257.

Albany Farmers’ Market. Fourth & Ellsworth. Saturdays. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 18. Outdoor farmers’ markets 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 & Museum. Historic Carousel & Museum, 503 First Ave West, Albany. Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Friday & Sunday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. The project’s simple Vision is to “enchant young and old alike with the finest carousel in the world, promote the artistry of carousel building by sharing our skills and talents and build community spirit by opening our venue to events and activities”. With this Vision in mind the carousel opened the carving and painting studio to anyone from the age of fourteen and up regardless of skill or background and began the process of getting 52 animals adopted, carved, and painted. There is also a wonderful museum that looks at the American carousel history. For info, visit albanycarousel.com/.

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/.

Build a Better World Celebration: A Writing Opportunity for Benton County Students. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. All entries on display June 1-30. Free. Sponsored by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and open to Benton County K-12 students.

Call for Artists for the Corrine Woodman Galleries for 2018. The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis. Free. Runs through Oct 1. The Arts Center seeks submissions for its Corrine Woodman Galleries for 2018; artists in Linn and Benton counties are invited to participate. This opportunity extends to up-and-coming as well as established artists, younger artists, those working in nontraditional as well as underrepresented media or subject matter, artists interested in experimenting with the gallery spaces. This call is open to individual artists and those interested in curating their own exhibits in any of these categories. We reserve one month in the exhibit schedule for undergraduate or graduate art students from OSU, LBCC or other similar institutions. Artists who have or are scheduled to exhibit in the Corrine Woodman Galleries in 2017 are not eligible. All visual art media, including film and video but excluding performance, will be considered. Jurors will look for work of high quality and imagination, and work that engages viewers. Jurors will also consider the appropriateness and suitability for the available spaces. For info, visit theartscenter.net or theartscenter.net/call-artists-annual-call-artists-corrine-woodman-galleries-2018/.

Call for Artists for Inside/Outside the Box. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. Corvallis. Free. Deadline to commit is October 1, 2017. Exhibit runs from November 15 – December 21, 2017. To create an exhibit where professional artists and amateurs can exhibit next to each other, enhancing the (art) community, while celebrating the season. To create an opportunity to buy an artistic gift. The Arts Center invites local artists an art practioners to participate in the holiday season exhibit of 2017 for a themed exhibit around the idea of “Inside the Box/Outside the Box.” The Arts Center hopes to see a collection of boxes that address multitude of varied approaches and interpretations. They encourage box makers to do that: think outside of the box, and to not limit themselves to what the traditional function of a box is. This is a part invitational/ part open exhibition. Supplementing a number of invited artists, they invite art makers in the area 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 and 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 drumcircleconnection@gmail.com.

Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Corvallis. Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 22. Outdoor farmers’ markets 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 docneedlestcm@gmail.com.

Dam Right Drag Night. The Dam, 249 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. Every Third Friday of the month. Corvallis’s monthly drag show at the Dam. For info, visit facebook.com/corvallisdragnight/.

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: Call and Response VII. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis. Monday- Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. The artwork of Anita Cook, Rob Dudenhoefer, AliceAnn Eberman, Jeff Gunn, Sally Ishikawa, Marina Mace, James Schupp and Karen Tornow is featured in Call and Response VII: Natural Structure. Admission is free. For info, visit lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/call-and-response-vii-natural-structure.

Exhibit: Logcabin Medley: Clay Lohmann, Julie Green, Anna Fidler and Kerry Skarbakka. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison St, Corvallis. Free. Runs through September 30. Every two years The Arts Center participates in Quilt County, the multi-exhibit quilt event organized by the Mary’s River Quilt Guild and the Benton County Historical Museum. This year The Arts Center presents a larger than life theme on the log-cabin pattern. For info, visit theartscenter.net/log-cabin-medley-exhibit/.

Exhibit: Marissa Solini: The Apron Wearers & Lauren Sharpton: The Exquisite Corvallis. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tuesday-Saturday Noon-5 p.m. Free. Runs through October 7. Marissa Soloni and Lauren Sharpton are both interested the concept of “community as a phenomenon,” but there stops the comparison between the two. Soloni’s work is about a specific community, and Sharpton’s work is with the community. For info, visit theartscenter.net/exhibitions-program/.

Exhibit: Totality. Oregon State University’s Fairbanks Gallery, 220 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Runs through September 28. “Totality” brings together a group of artists who make work about people’s relationship with the Cosmos in some manner. The emphasis is on lyrical, conceptual, scientific, fantasy and historic responses to the universe or to humankind’s space exploration. The exhibition was curated by Julia Bradshaw, assistant professor of photography and new media at OSU. Bradshaw also has assembled a host of arts-related special events for visitors coming to Corvallis and the OSU campus during the weekend prior to the eclipse, which will occur Aug. 21. For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/art/fairbanks-gallery-art/upcoming-exhibitions/totality.

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, Oregon State University campus, 1800 Southwest 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 and Kelly’s. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Second Thursday of each month. Free. Open to players of all levels of experience. Get your music heard, do some networking with other musicians, or just sit and enjoy the variety. Sign-ups start at 7:30 p.m. and fill up fast. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com.

Funk Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., or Cloud and Kelly’s, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. Core group brings drum kit/backline and keep the music moving as players who sign up join on various instruments. First Thursdays at Bombs Away Café. Third Thursdays at Cloud and Kelly’s. For info, visit facebook.com/corvallisfunkandjazzjam/

Fun-with-the-Animals Work Party. Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, 36831 Richardson Gap Rd., Scio. Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Saturdays: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. For all ages and abilities. Work parties provide the sanctuary’s abused, abandoned, or neglected farm animals with clean water, bedding, and living conditions. No RSVP required; just show up wearing farm apparel and boots. For info, contact 503-394-4486 or volunteer@lighthousefarmsanctuary.org.

Games at Old World. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 3–5 p.m. Free. Tuesdays. Playing is healthy. Join in 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./.

Jazz Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., or Cloud and Kelly’s, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. Core group brings drum kit/backline and keep the music moving as players who sign up join on various instruments. Second Wednesdays at Bombs Away and fourth Thursdays at the Salty Dog. 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/.

Mid-Valley Bike Club Saturday Rides. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. Free. The MVBC is a non-profit club centered in Corvallis, Oregon. The club was founded in 1974, and is open to cyclists of all ages and abilities. They have several ride options every Saturday morning touring the surrounding Willamette Valley and Coast Range Mountains. Summer (May – Sept) Saturday rides meet at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and 10 a.m. The rest of the year (Oct – April) Saturday rides omit the 8 a.m. option. Unless noted otherwise, Saturday morning rides depart at 15 minutes past the hour from the Osborn Aquatic Center near the corner of Circle Blvd. and Highland Dr. For info, visit sites.google.com/mvbc.com/web/.

Mindful Monday Yoga. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. $5. Yoga can increase flexibility and improve athletic performance. Not only can Yoga help maintain a balanced metabolism, it can also improve Cardio and circulatory health. Yoga Flow is a series of movements that incorporate breathe and vinyasa. This class is suitable for all levels. For info, visit studiocloud9pilates.com/.

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, Oregon. 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 8-9:30 p.m. Most second Saturday. $5-10 suggested donation. 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.

Pilates for Runners and Athletes. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. Mondays. 5-5:45p.m. Although running and walking are great cardiovascular work, both can lead to imbalances in the body because they are linear movements. Pilates has many benefits for runners, including increased core strength, posture imbalance correction, and increased balance in the muscles of the back and hips. For info, visit studiocloud9pilates.com/schedule/.

Revenge Cycling & Racing Group Ride. Peak Sports, 207 NW Second St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.-Noon. Free. Looking to get some road rides in this year? Revenge Cycling & Racing is hosting group rides from Peak Sports on the first and third Saturday of each month. For info, visit facebook.com/Revenge-Cycling-Racing-1563600090320970/.

Reiki Healing Circle. 8285 NW Wynoochee Dr., Corvallis. 7–9 p.m. First Thursdays. Donation: $5 to $10. All students and interested parties welcome. For info, call Margo at 541-754-3595.

Restore and Renew with Essential Oils. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. Wednesdays 5 p.m. Drop in $18. A peaceful blend of slow flow vinyasa mixed with restorative and meditative healing practices to restore and renew with the use of aromatherapy. All levels welcome. For info, visit studiocloud9pilates.com/.

SAGE Work Party. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 3-6 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Join the Corvallis Environmental Center at the SAGE Garden every Tuesday evening from April to October at their weekly drop-in work party. Work parties are a wonderful way to volunteer, get involved at SAGE and are open to everyone – gardening newbies and experts alike. Learn about production gardening and help grow food for families in the community who cannot afford fresh vegetables. For info, contact sage@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org.

Summer Swing Dance. Women’s Building, Room 116, Women’s Bldg, 160 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 10-11 p.m. Free. Runs through August 18. Join OSU’s West Coast Swing club every Friday from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. in OSU’s Women’s Building (Rm 116) for summer swing dancing.

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.

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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