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Thursday, Sept. 21
Blackberry Junction. 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, Albany10 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., Corvallis3-3:45 p.m. $7 Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/. 
Reception: Emotion & Sensations. The Little Gallery/Oregon State University, 210 Kidder Hall, 2000 SW Campus Way, Corvallis3-5 p.m. Free. Dolors Escala began studying textiles at the Ramón Folch School in Barcelona and developed an interest in art and the art of engraving.  Later, while studying in Catalunya, she started working in abstraction, the language of shapes, form, color and line, and began to experiment with different engraving techniques. Today, using handmade paper and special inks, she decides if a piece will be unique or a numbered series. The exhibit runs through Nov 9. For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/little-gallery-presents. 
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/ 
Curtis Monette. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis8:30 p.m. Free. For 10+ years, resident live-looping lunatic Curtis Monette has been performing his dissertation on the limits of texture in solo musical performance. Warping between acoustic guitar, electric bass, mandolin, beat-box, layered harmonic vocals, and electric guitar, Monette weaves a dizzying sonic adventure from his repertoire of classic psych, rock and bluegrass tunes. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/. 
The Men From SURF. Cloud & Kelly’s, 126 SW First St., Corvallis9:30p.m. $5. Catch a wave. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife/events17september-copy/     
Friday, Sept. 22
Car Free Day. Corvallis. All Day. Free. On this eighth annual Car Free Day in Corvallis, it’s time to “Get on Board” and discover the benefits of riding the bus. No coins? No problem. The Corvallis Transit System is fareless. Pledge to ride the bus, and enter a drawing to win special prizes. For info, visit sustainablecorvallis.org. 
Blackberry Junction. 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, Albany10 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/. 
Dr. Zoo. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
The Literary Northwest Series Presents: Susan Jackson Rodgers. Valley Library, 201 SW Waldo Pl., Corvallis7:30-9 p.m. Free. Susan Jackson Rodgers is the author of the novel This Must Be the Place, and two story collections: The Trouble With You Is and Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6. Her fiction has appeared in journals such as New England Review, North American Review, Glimmer Train, Beloit Fiction Journal, Midwestern Gothic, Colorado Review, Quick Fiction, and Prairie Schooner. She taught for many years at Kansas State University, and currently teaches and directs the MFA program in creative writing at Oregon State University. For info, contact Teagan Lochner at teagan.lochner@oregonstate.edu. 
Grateful Dead Tribute. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/ 
Fortune’s Folly. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis9:30 p.m. $5 If what’s missing from your life is ultra-danceable disco-ska, look no further than Fortune’s Folly and the front room of your favorite funky taqueria! For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/. 
Haus of Dharma: Back to School. Cloud & Kelly’s, 126 SW 1st St, Corvallis10p.m. $5. Fundraiser for Valley AIDS Information Network. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife/events17september-copy/     
Saturday, Sept. 23
7th Annual CBC Bike Swap. Parking lot at Fifth & Madison, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Proceeds from our one-day consignment sale benefit Corvallis Bicycle Collective’s work in the community. Sellers: Bring your ready-to-ride bicycle to the event. They’ll sell it and pay you 75% of the sales price. This year, they’ll also be accepting consignments the week before the event at the shop during open hours. They also accept (complete and working) trailers, bobs, trikes, and tag-a-longs. Buyers: There’s always an exciting collection that moves fast. Get there early and come back often. Cash, checks, or credit cards accepted. For info, visit corvallisbikes.org/. 
Blackberry Junction. 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, Albany10 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/. 
Corvallis Fall Festival. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Visit Corvallis for the annual Corvallis Fall Festival, a huge art show and sale featuring handcrafted goods, artwork, live music, dancing, great food, and more. For info, visit corvallisfallfestival.org/. 
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center Open House. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free. CMLC is having an open house on Saturday, September 23 as part of the City of Corvallis Fall Festival.  They will be offering family activities and selling Middle Eastern snacks and select crafts made by local immigrants.  Stop by and say hello to CMLC friends, staff and volunteers. For info, visit cmlcenter.org/. 
Love Your Watershed Series: Permeable Pavers Workshop. Western Interlock, 10095 Rickreall Rd., Rickreall10 a.m.-Noon. $10. Are you interested in learning about actions you can take on your own property to help your local stream? At this 2-hour workshop, you will learn how managing run-off is an important part of watershed health and how your actions can make a difference. There will be live demonstrations of how permeable pavers work, and experts available to answer your questions about managing run-off on your property and the best paver options for your home or business. For more info and to register, visit luckiamutelwc.org/loveyourwatershed.html. 
Friends of the Library- Fall Festival Book Sale. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis10 a.m. -4 p.m. Free. This sale features high quality paperback books with fiction books of many genres, biography, travel, history and both paperback and hardback children’s books. Books are reasonably priced and will be half-priced on Sunday. Plus, during the last two hours of the sale (1-3 p.m. Sunday) a reasonably sized box or a bag of books is $5.00. Proceeds from this sale benefit all the branches of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library: Alsea, Bookmobile, Corvallis, Monroe, and Philomath by funding many of the activities the libraries provide. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net
Craft Brew Smackdown. Downtown Albany, Albany. 2-7 p.m. $20. This is your opportunity to sample beverages as breweries, cider houses and distilleries offer tastings at Downtown businesses of their specially crafted beverages. Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the event at the Albany Visitors Association (110 3rd Ave. SE) and the Albany Downtown Association (126 Ferry St. SW). For $20 you get 10 tasting tickets, a pint glass, a map of the locations and a beer passport for your chance to win a prize. Additional tickets are available at the tasting locations, five tickets for $5. This fundraiser is brought to you by the Greater Albany Rotary Club and the Albany Downtown Association. For info, contact Jessica Pankratz at 541-740-1466.
Styling and Pruning of Traditional Chinese Elm. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis11a.m. – 1 p.m. $60. Includes: Chinese Elm, pot, wire, and soil. Create and take home an indoor bonsai using Chinese Elm. Also, learn about styling, pruning, and specific to the traditional Chinese Elm. For info, visit garlandnursery.com/event/styling-pruning-traditional-chinese-elm/. 
Supper at SAGE. SAGE Garden in Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis5-9 p.m. $75. Supper at SAGE is a magical evening of local food, music and art in the garden that raises core funds for the SAGE and Farm to School programs. The evening begins in the SAGE garden with live music and artists painting en plein air, tours of SAGE, tastes of garden pizzas from their cob oven, and samplings of farm-fresh produce. Enjoy a glass of wine provided by Spindrift Cellars or indulge in a delicious tasting from Vivacity Spirits. A local, seasonal dinner follows, prepared by celebrated local Chef JC Mersmann. For info, visit corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/. 
Community Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis5-6 p.m. Yoga taught by apprentice teachers. $7 Community class.  No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/. 
Ukulele with Katie Lebrun. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis7-9 p.m.Tuesdays. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Greg Brown in Concert. CHS Performing Arts Center, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave., Corvallis7:30 p.m. $31 general admission and $47 premium seats. Greg Brown, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, American folk singer and Indie Artist Award winner, will perform. 
Baron Ward. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/ 
Dingo Factory. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis9:30 p.m. $5 Dingo Factory produces fun in an engaging atmosphere. Step One: Locate Dingo; Step Two: Observe Dingo; Step Three: Rock and roll. Neat! For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/         
Sunday, Sept. 24
Blackberry Junction. 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, Albany10 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/. 
Corvallis Fall Festival. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Visit Corvallis for the annual Corvallis Fall Festival, a huge art show and sale featuring handcrafted goods, artwork, live music, dancing, great food, and more. For info, visit corvallisfallfestival.org/. 
Corvallis Fall Festival Run. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis8 a.m. $15-35. The annual Fall Festival Run is sponsored by the Corvallis Kiwanis Club. The 1K, 5K and 10K are all held on the Sunday of Fall Festival. They all start at Madison and 8th and finish at Madison and 9th Street. The Registration table will be located at Madison and 8th. For info, visit kiwaniscorvallis.org/Page/16034. 
Friends of the Library- Fall Festival Book Sale. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis11a.m. -3p.m. Free. This sale features high quality paperback books with fiction books of many genres, biography, travel, history and both paperback and hardback children’s books. Books are reasonably priced and will be half-priced on Sunday. Plus, during the last 2 hours of the sale (1-3 p.m. Sunday) a reasonably sized box or a bag of books is $5. Proceeds from this sale benefit all the branches of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library: Alsea, Bookmobile, Corvallis, Monroe, and Philomath by funding many of the activities the libraries provide. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Yoga for Recovery. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis12:30–1:45 p.m. $7 Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/.   
Monday, Sept. 25
Women’s Wacky Golf Day. Corvallis Country Club, 1850 SW Whiteside Dr., Corvallis8 a.m.-5 p.m. Calling all beginner and intermediate golfers. You are invited to join in at Corvallis Country Club for the Second Annual Women’s Wacky Golf Event this September 25th to support the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis. This female focused 9-hole event will boast magnificent views, fun ladies, memories and contagious laughter. For info and to register, contact Laura at lorth@bgccorvallis.org or visit bgccorvallis.org/. 
Code Girl Movie. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis5:30-8 p.m. Free. Code Girl is a movie that showcases computer science as students create an app that helps their community. A family friendly, all ages movie. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Willamette Writers on the River’s Fall Reading. First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW Eighth St., Corvallis6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Reading your work (be it poetry, prose, fiction or nonfiction) in front of others is an important aspect of the writing life. At the WWotR Fall Reading anyone can participate, you simply sign up at the event. These events tend to fill up, so if you want to read, it’s a good idea to get there as soon after 6:15 p.m. as possible. The number of readers is limited. First to sign up is first to read. Each person gets 7 minutes. No graphic violence, sex, or hate speech. For info, visit willamettewriters.org/wwotr/. 
City of Corvallis: Land Use Workshops. Walnut Community Room, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Dr., Corvallis 8 p.m. Free. The City of Corvallis is launching a series of community workshops in September to gather input on land use needs, challenges and opportunities on the horizon. Participants will be invited to share their thoughts on what they would like to see preserved or changed in the city’s land use plans for the future. City planners will use the data to inform additional public input processes, planning documents and regulations. For info, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=2078 
Tuesday, Sept. 26
Morning Meditation Circle. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis8:45-9:45 a.m. $7 Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/.
Katherine Hayhoe Lecture. The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis6 p.m.Free. Katherine Hayhoe serves on the Executive Summary Committee and am a lead author for several chapters in the upcoming U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Climate Science Special Report (CSSR), to be released in November 2017, and the U.S. Fourth National Climate Assessment’s Climate Science chapter. For info, visit lasells.oregonstate.edu/event/katherine-hayhoe-lecture. 
League of Women Voters. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis6-9 p.m. Free. Public welcome. Co-sponsored by the Library. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Author Event with Lex Runciman and Meggie Chula. Grass Roots Books and Music, 227 SW Second St., Corvallis7 p.m. Free. Grass Roots Books & Music and the Spring Creek Project are excited to welcome Oregon poets Lex Runciman and Margaret (Maggie) Chula, for a reading and discussion of their most recent collections of poetry. For info, visit grassrootsbookstore.com/. 
Pencils, Pens, & Drinks. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis8 p.m. Free. Drink. Draw. Get a Gold Star. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.   
Wednesday, Sept. 27
Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., CorvallisNoon. 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
Gardening in the Pacific Brownbag Talk Series- The Inner Lives of Plants. Albany Pubic Library, 2450 14th Ave SE, AlbanyNoon. 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/. 
Breaking the Stress Habit: Self Care Essentials To Re-Pattern Your Nervous System. Barre3, 118 NW Jackson Ave, Corvallis7-8:15 p.m. All donations will go to the South Corvallis Food Bank. You are invited to learn the self-care habits that create resilience, with Brodie Welch, L.Ac. Drawing on the science of habit change and the deep wisdom of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, they’ll explore simple bio-hacks to help you quickly ratchet down your stress, acu-points, essential oils, and pranayama you can use anytime, a powerful method for transforming limiting beliefs, and the fundamental habits you need to feel resilient. For info, visit corvallishealing.com/live-events/ 
Thursday, Sept. 28
City of Corvallis: Land Use Workshops. Cheldelin Middle School, 987 NE Conifer Blvd., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. The City of Corvallis is launching a series of community workshops in September to gather input on land use needs, challenges and opportunities on the horizon. Participants will be invited to share their thoughts on what they would like to see preserved or changed in the city’s land use plans for the future. City planners will use the data to inform additional public input processes, planning documents and regulations. For info, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=2078. 
Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis3-3:45 p.m. $7 Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/. 
Try Dixon. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/ 
Range Open Mic. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis8:30 p.m. Free. Free Range Open Mic is a roving event 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/music-art/. 
Cascade Crescendo + Sweetwater String Band. Cloud & Kelly’s, 126 SW First St., Corvallis9:30 p.m. $10. Top of the class bluegrass. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/music_and_nightlife/events17september-copy/ 
Ongoing
Active Strides Walking Group. Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis9-10 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. WednesdayThursday, & 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., Corvallis7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Chintimini Movies. Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis1:30 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., Corvallis4-8 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., Corvallis7–8 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., CorvallisMonday– 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: Emotions & Sensations. The Little Gallery/Oregon State University, 210 Kidder Hall, 2000 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Runs through Nov 9. Dolors Escala began studying texiles at the Ramón Folch School in Barcelona and developed an interest in art and the art of engraving.  Later, while studying in Catalunya, she started working in abstraction, the language of shapes, form, color and line, and began to experiment with different engraving techniques. Today, using handmade paper and special inks, she decides if a piece will be unique or a numbered series. “My art is to be looked at and if inside you feel something, some emotion or sensation, this is what I look for, only to transmit….” For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/little-gallery-presents. 
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. 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.
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/. 
Modern Square Dance Lessons. Gatton Hall, First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. Monday, 7-8:30 p.m. First lesson is free. $75 per person for remainder of fall term. It will run for the 13 weeks of fall term, starting Sept 25. A fun way to stay fit. Move to music as you learn and dance the mainstream calls of modern square dance. No partner necessary. Casual attire. Hosted by Corvallis Square Dancers. For info, visit corvallissquares.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, Noon-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.
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.


 

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