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Thursday, January 18
Forestry Leadership Speaker Series: Dr. C. Rhett Jackson. Richardson Hall Room 107, 10- 11:30 p.m. Free. Dr. Jackson’s research examines the effects of human land use activities, specifically forestry, agriculture, and urbanization, on water quality and aquatic habitat. He conducts applied research into the effectiveness of best management practices (BMPs) in reducing nonpoint pollution, and his work has influenced the development of BMPs for forestry and urban development. For info, visit forestry.oregonstate.edu/forestry-leadership-speaker-series
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/.
Reception: Dream of Cuba. Little Gallery, Kidder Hall, 2000 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 3:30 – 5 p.m. Free. Little Gallery, World Languages and Cultures presents: Dreams of Cuba, an exhibition of photography by Greg Bal. Artist’s interests include social justice issues and documentary photography. For the current exhibit, the artist is displaying photos that capture the culture and people of Cuba taken in 2013 during a study abroad class led by OSU professor Nana Osei-Kofi. For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/little-gallery-presents.
Jackson-Frazier Wetland Long Term Restoration Plan Discussion. Cheldelin Middle School Cafeteria Room 49, 987 NE Conifer Blvd., Corvallis. 5:30-7 p.m. Free. The Long Term Restoration Plan seeks to increase and preserve the diversity, functions and values with the Jackson-Frazier Wetland conservation area. The primary goals identified are restoration of wetland hydrology and vegetation diversity, and increasing environmental education and outreach. These efforts are projected to start during summer 2018 and continue through 2022. For info, visit co.benton.or.us/parks/page/jackson-frazier-wetland-community-meeting-scheduled-january-2018.
Community Micro-funding Meet Up. Walnut Community Room, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Dr., Corvallis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. In-cahoots Community Micro-funding Meet Up. Hear Great Ideas. Vote on Your Favorite. Change the World. (and they’ll have soup). For info, contact Kim Golletz at 541-758-1556.
Ben Mutschler et al. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Free. If Jazz could talk, it would probably say_______. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
Noah Kite + Michele Dedman Trio. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5. A bit of swag followed by some jazzy chamber pop. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Friday, January 19
Suz Doyle and Friends. Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Suz Doyle and Friends features Doyle and Jeanne Holmes on vocals and ukulele, Karen Johns on vocals and guitar and Niels Nielsen on a gonzo-engineered upright bass. Suz Doyle is a professional composer, performer, on-the-spot songwriter, and chief comedy wrangler for Ringtone Theatre, whose work appears in hundreds of productions worldwide. For info, contact LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.
From Non-Wearable Sensors to Advancing Telehealth Care Delivery: An Operations Engineering Approach. Hallie Ford Center Room 115, 2631 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 1-2 p.m. Free. CPHHS research seminar presents Harriet B. Nembhard, PhD, is the Eric R. Smith professor of engineering and head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. She leads this unit of 75 faculty and staff in fulfilling its vision to be an inclusive and collaborative academic community, its mission to educate students as profession-ready engineering graduates, its pursuit of research and innovation to drive world-changing breakthroughs, and its dedication to being a partner of choice for industry and government. For info, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/131821/.
Celebrate Corvallis. CH2M HILL Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St. Corvallis. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $65 chamber members and $75 non-members. Corvallis citizens, businesses, and organizations do remarkable things that make our community special. Each year the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce pauses to recognize those outstanding accomplishments of our community’s civic volunteers, business leaders, and public-spirited citizens at the annual Celebrate Corvallis gala. For info, visit CelebrateCorvallis.com.
Teen Takeover: Games after Night (Nerf +). Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. In January, teens can join in for Nerf Games and more after the sun sets and the library closes. Signed 2018 permission form required; outside Nerf equipment welcome (must be labeled with owner’s name). Some Nerf equipment provided. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
Rob Pugliese. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
The Visiting Writers Series Presents: Shawn Wen. Black Box Lab, Withycombe Hall, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Shawn Wen is a writer, radio producer, and multimedia artist. Her writing has appeared in The New Inquiry, Seneca Review, Iowa Review, White Review, and the anthology City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis. For info, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/128066/.
Friday Night Food Drive at the Winter Rod and Speed Show. Linn County Fair and Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd., Albany. 7-10 p.m. $5. Live music by the Common Denominators playing classic rock along with over 100 classic cars and hot rods. Bring a can of food to the event for FISH of Albany and get in for just $5.
Discover the Night Sky. Corvallis Chintimini Senior & Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 7-9:30 p.m. $8. Learn about the latest cosmic events, get a basic introduction to amateur astronomy, then go outside for a guided tour of the night sky. Learn about the upcoming lunar eclipse. The class will go outside, weather permitting. For info, visit apm.activecommunities.com/corvparksandrecreation/Activity_Search/discover-the-night-skies/25762.
Sam Densmore. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Cascade Rye at the Troubadour Music Center. The Troubadour Music Center, 521 SW Second St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. $5 at door. Americana music duo. For info, visit troubadourmusiccenter.com/.
Accordioso. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St. Corvallis. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Accordioso, the Corvallis Accordion Club, will be performing rock and roll and country songs from the 50’s. There will also be a sing along. The group of musicians includes fourteen accordions, harmonica, bass, drums, and banjo. For info, contact Nancy Haldeman at 541-757-9068.
Haus of Dharma + D.J. GitDown. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5. Put that gender in a blender and drag yourself down here. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
Plankton Wat + Dolphin Midwives + IFCD + Mike Gamble. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $7. A bit of swag followed by some jazzy chamber pop. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Saturday, January 20
Corvallis-OSU Piano International Children’s Concert. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 11 a.m. Free. Corvallis-OSU Piano International furthers the appreciation and celebration of piano music and performance in our community and provides high-quality outreach and educational opportunities. They sponsor such activities as the Steinway Piano Series, Piano Kaleidoscope, Jazz in the Valley, Children’s Concerts, Insights at the Piano and Master Classes, where guest artists and students work together on a piece of music. Journey to the Land of Make Believe: Disney Songs and Melodie. Travel with them on a Musical Magic Carpet to the world of Lions, Princesses, Beauties and Beasts, presented by soprano Amy Hansen Nelke and pianist Bryson Skaar.
Women’s Rally- Still We Rise. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1 p.m. Free. A women’s rally and tentative march titled “Still We Rise” will be held in downtown Corvallis to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the national march and rally that brought millions of women and allies to the streets of the United States. The rally and march are being jointly sponsored by the Corvallis Changemakers, Mid-Willamette NOW and the Corvallis-Albany Chapter of the NAACP. For info, visit facebook.com/corvallischangemakers/ or facebook.com/mwillamettenow/.
Spinning Into Butter. Learning Innovation Center Room 200, OSU, 165 SW Sackett Pl., Corvallis. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Free. OSU College of Engineering is sponsoring “Spinning Into Butter”, a play by Rebecca Gilman and produced by Bag&Baggage Productions. “Spinning Into Butter” explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America; a story seemingly ripped from today’s headlines and uniquely relevant to our political culture. For info, visit engineering.oregonstate.edu/community.
Friends of The SoulBox Project. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 2-4 p.m. The Arts Center invites everyone to participate in this national arts project through local community participation. Friends of the SoulBox Project will be available to assist you. This community arts project is being held as part of the Women’s Rally in Central Park. For info, visit theartscenter.net/.
Winter Guitar Concert Series. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3-4 p.m. Free. This Concert will Feature Flamenco Guitar duo Berto Boyd and Grant Ruiz. They will perform original Flamenco music from their CD ‘Convivencia”. Their group Flamenco Pacifico has been a favorite among Oregon festivals such as Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Country Fair, Britt Fest and DaVinci days. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
Double Play. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Terry Robb + Adam Scramstad. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
2Towns Onesie After-party with DTW. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5. Also a story-hearing night, lucky for us. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
Caraya + WOKR. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5. Party your butt into orbit. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Sunday, January 21
Pruning Fruit Trees. Shonnard’s Nursery, Florist, and Landscape. 6600 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 11 a.m. Free. Presented by Darren Morgan. Don’t miss one of the most popular classes of the year, learn all about pruning fruit trees. They’ll cover a number of horticultural techniques that control growth, remove dead or diseased wood, and stimulate the formation of flowers. Dress warm as there may be an outside demonstration. For info, visit shonnards.com/events/.
Albany Bridal Show. Albany Golf & Event Center, 155 NW Country Club Ln., Albany. 1 p.m. $6. Includes hair and makeup demo, bridal fashion show, table décor demo, and DIYFlowers demo—centerpieces. For info, visit albanybridalshow.net/.
Spinning Into Butter. Learning Innovation Center Room 200, OSU, 165 SW Sackett Pl., Corvallis. 2 p.m. Free. OSU College of Engineering is sponsoring “Spinning Into Butter”, a play by Rebecca Gilman and produced by Bag&Baggage Productions. “Spinning Into Butter” explores the dangers of both racism and political correctness in America; a story seemingly ripped from today’s headlines and uniquely relevant to our political culture. For info, visit engineering.oregonstate.edu/community.
Celtic Session. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
Cheat Grass. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Multi-Artist Studio CLEARANCE Sale Event. Downtown Corvallis. Noon-4 p.m. Feature studio and artist include Jennifer Lommers, Jeff Hess & Julia Lont of Blue Camas Press (460 SW Madison Ave, Suite 16), Karen Wysopal & Carrie Tasman @ Karen Wysopal Studio (230 SW 3rd St., #310), Rachel Urista @ Evil Eye Studios (460 SW Madison Ave, Suite #7), Holly Campbell & Sharon Rackham King @ THE HOLD (425 SW Madison Ave., Suite E-2), Lauren Ohlgren Studio (916 NW 32nd Street), Chris Adams & Daniel Watkins@ Corvidopolis / Bison bison! (354 SW Madison Ave). For info, visit facebook.com/events/1862013774128919/.
Spoken Word/Poetry Open Mic. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
Monday, January 22
Minecraft Mondays. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other Minecraft players. Grades 2-5. For info, contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794.
What is (Your) Publishing Success? Presented by Valerie Ihsan. First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW Eighth St., Corvallis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. What does it mean to “make it” as an author? What about your publishing goals? What should you be aiming for? Author Valerie Ihsan will lead a discussion on the different kinds of success in the (self) publishing realm and what things a writer needs to consider when setting up their own publishing business. For info, visit: ValerieIhsanAuthor.com.
Tuesday, January 23
Pencils, Pens, & Drinks with Friends. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free. Draw something for your mom’s fridge. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Gear Up For Gardening- Lecture Series. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Deciduous See That?: Tip Top Trees for the Willamette Valley Jon Pywell, urban forester for City of Corvallis. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
Wednesday, January 24
The Empire Strikes Back: Catholic Responses to the Protestant Reformation. Memorial Union Room 104, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 4-6 p.m. Free. Scholars have often portrayed the Catholic church of the Reformation era as a weak and corrupt institution primed to collapse with the coming of Martin Luther. It did not shatter or disintegrate. This lecture will investigate the origins and development of a Catholic Reformation that proved robust and effectively checked its Protestant rivals by Howard Louthan. He is the director of the Center for Austrian Studies and professor of history at the University of Minnesota. For info, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/131739/.
Corvallis Transportation System Plan Open House. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 5-7 p.m. Free. The City is currently updating its Transportation System Plan and drafting a Transit Development Plan, which will guide the City’s operation and investment in the transportation system over the next 20 years. Last fall, the project hosted an open house to talk to the community about current transportation needs and collect ideas on improving travel around Corvallis. Since then, the project team has developed proposed transportation solutions for driving, biking and walking. These solutions were scored based on how they ranked against the project’s evaluation criteria, which reflect community values. You can review these evaluation results online. You can also learn about the driving, biking and walking solutions (Tech Memo 17) and long-term transit vision and proposed transit solutions (Tech Memo 18). For info and outline of the open house, visit corvallistsp.org/.
Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6-7 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 email@example.com
Adult Craft Night. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
Thursday, January 25
Crafts and Coffee. Philomath Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath, 10:30 a.m. – Noon. Adults ages 16 & up are invited to join in for a low-key morning of art, coloring, conversation, music, and treats. They’ll have lots of supplies on hand, but feel free to bring your own. They also encourage people to bring projects to show and share. Additionally, they will have a supply sharing table if there are supplies you no longer need. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
Art Bar at the Arts Center. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5-9 p.m. $10. Join the Arts Center for Creative Cocktail Collaborations during Corvallis Culinary Week. Featuring: Vivacity Spirits, Spiritopia Liqueurs, and 4 Spirits Distillery. Each distiller will create a specialty cocktail blending one of their signature beverages with selections from the two other distillers. You can get a flight of sample cocktails for $10 or one cocktail for $6. You’ll also enjoy appetizers, plus there’ll be complimentary Corvallis Pedicab rides between the Arts Center and downtown Corvallis, where you can stroll through a special Corvallis Arts Walk. For info, visit facebook.com/events/136885723693057/.
Preservation Pub. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 6-8 p.m. Free. Preservation Pub is a quarterly preservation education program at Old World Deli. Speakers offer perspectives on the built environment in a convivial atmosphere. Buy yourself a brew and pub fare. Larry Landis, archivist at OSU, will present “John V. Bennes: Building OSU.” A noted y Portland architect, Bennes designed buildings in Portland, Corvallis and eastern Oregon. His signature work is the 40 buildings and 10 additions/remodels he designed in the first half of the 20th century for Oregon State. For info, visit facebook.com/events/149563535817851/.
Kaitlin Sevy. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. Free. And out of the blue steps your next last love. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
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/.
Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Chen-Style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) Lessons. First Alternative Co-op, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Every Wednesday. $50/month. Taijiquan is an ancient form of internal martial art also known as moving meditation. Regular practice of Taiji has been shown to increase balance, health, and longevity. Within this class learn the complete old and new frame forms (Laojia and Xinjia), sword, broadsword, and other weapons forms, tui shou, and applications. The overall goals are to increase energy cultivation, expression, and awareness. For info, visit facebook.com/Xilin.Martial.Arts/.
Classical Mat Pilates with Jenn Powell. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. Thursday 9:30 a.m. Classical Pilates are a series of exercises within the order of exercises Mr. Pilates created for the mat. This class appropriately warms up the body, challenges and cools it down, allowing for modifications and appropriate for all levels. For info, visit studiocloud9pilates.com/.
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 Choir Winter Term Rehearsals. Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. $50 per term. Runs through March 20. CCC is a non-audition choir welcoming to all singers. Their director is James Moursand and their accompanist is Bryson Saar. Winter Term they’ll be singing a variety of new selections with a few held over from Fall Term. For info, visit corvalliscommunitychoir.us/.
Corvallis Community Drum Circle. Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd St., Corvallis. 7–8 p.m. Free. First Saturdays. Park and enter through the rear, corner of 23rd and Monroe. All ages and skill levels welcome. Instruments provided or bring your own. For info, contact Michelle Lovrich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. Guerber Hall, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. Runs through April 7. Corvallis Indoor Winter Market is one of western Oregon’s oldest weekly indoor winter markets. The market serves the Corvallis, Albany, mid-Valley area. The mission is to provide a critical link in the year round supply for the mid-valley customer to find locally produced foods, nursery, flowers and artisan crafted products at a time of year when traditional art fairs and farmers’ markets are not operating. For info, visit corvalliswintermarket.wordpress.com/about-us/.
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.
Exhibit: Angelica Neileen. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison St., Corvallis. Tuesday- Saturday Noon-5 p.m. Free. Runs through February 3. Angelica Neileen, recently graduated from OSU art program shows some of her large scale acrylics on paper and smaller heavy encaustic. Her current work explores opposing forces within femininity, a tension that relies heavily on both seen and implied contradistinction. As a woman and a mother, Neileen recognizes that feminine labels are often fraught with expectations of fragility, delicacy and defenselessness, which she references using images of birds. For info, visit theartscenter.net/angelica-neileen-corrine-woodman-gallery/.
Exhibit: Dreams of Cuba. Little Gallery, Kidder Hall, 2000 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed for lunch (12-1 p.m.). Runs through February 28. Free. Little Gallery, World Languages and Cultures presents: Dreams of Cuba, an exhibition of photography by Greg Bal. Artist’s interests include social justice issues and documentary photography. He is currently working on a photography project that will highlight the similarities between world’s religions and will include photos from Spain, Morocco, and India. For the current exhibit, the artist is displaying photos that capture the culture and people of Cuba taken in 2013 during a study abroad class led by OSU professor Nana Osei-Kofi. For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/little-gallery-presents.
Exhibit: East Comes West. Memorial Union Concourse Gallery, 2501 SW Jefferson Way. Corvallis. Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. to midnight, Saturday 7:30 a.m. – midnight, and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Runs through February 23. Fairbanks Gallery, 220 SW 26th St., Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through February 1. East Comes West is a two-part exhibition of prints from the Atelier Outotsu printmaking studio of Japan. A total of 29 artists are represented in the 115 piece exhibit. Prints from the show are available for sale and range in price from $20 to $2,200. They can be purchased by contacting the gallery coordinators: Susan Bourque, Memorial Union Concourse Gallery, email@example.com, 541-737-6371; or Andrew Nigon, Fairbanks Gallery, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-737-4880. For info, visit oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2017/dec/japanese-prints-display-osu%E2%80%99s-fairbanks-and-memorial-union-concourse-galleries.
Exhibit: OSU Staff Art Show. The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through January 28. The OSU Staff Art Show is in its eighth year. Visit the LaSells Stewart Center to view and celebrate OSU creativity. For info, visit lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/osu-staff-art-show.
Exhibit: Things Come Apart. Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St, Philomath. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Free. Runs through January 21. “Things Come Apart,” a traveling exhibition circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and featuring the works of creative photographer and tinkerer Todd McLellan, looks inside the evolutions of the Smartphone and dozens of other everyday technologies. For info, visit bentoncountymuseum.org/.
Exhibit: Where Are We? The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison St., Corvallis. Tuesday- Saturday Noon-5 p.m. Free. Runs through February 1. Landscape art is prevalent in the Northwest and with reason. The landscape is beautiful and varied, ranging from coastal views, through mountains and the lush & fertile Willamette Valley to culminate in the high desert of Eastern Oregon. “Where Are We” hopes to honor the longstanding tradition of landscape painting while showing innovative interpretations and contemporary opportunities in creative expression. For info, visit theartscenter.net/contemporary-interpretations-landscape-art-jill-baker-nancy-helmsworth-rebecca-mannheimer/.
Exhibit: Wild Women 2018. River Gallery, 184 S. Main St., Independence. Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Runs through February 22. Visit River Gallery during their Wild Women 2018 Exhibit. You can view various artist’s interpretations of this show’s theme, “HerStory”. Celebrate the spirit of womanhood at the River Gallery. Join in for the reception – Saturday, January 27th, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. There will be food, beverages, music and you can meet the artists. Everyone is welcome. For info, visit rivergalleryart.com/events.php?Index=177.
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 Drop-In Daoist Meditation Group. First-Alternative Co-op, 2855 NW Grant Ave, Corvallis. 9-10 a.m. Every Sunday. Free. Learn an ancient form of Daoist Meditation called ‘Preserving the Light of the One’. This technique is simple yet profoundly powerful. Regular practice restores peace, harmony, and balance, and promotes health and longevity. For info, visit facebook.com/Xilin.Martial.Arts/.
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 email@example.com.
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 Cloud and Kelly’s. For info, visit facebook.com/corvallisfunkandjazzjam.
La Leche League of Oregon – Corvallis. Corvallis Birth & Women’s Health Center, 2314 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis. 10 a.m. first Wednesday of the month. La Leche League is an international, non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. For info, visit lalecheleagueoregon.webs.com/localcorvallis or facebook.com/groups/106376482784079/.
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. October – April rides meet at 9 and 10 a.m. 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/.
Mindful Self-Compassion with Brenda Cochran. Central Park South, 760 SW Madison Ave., Atrium, Corvallis. Thursday, 7-9 p.m. $169 for all eight weeks. Runs for 8 weeks (Feb 1). Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported, training program designed to cultivate the skill of compassion. Based on the research and clinical expertise of Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable participants to respond to difficult moments in their and others’ lives with kindness, care, and understanding. For info and to register, contact Brenda Cochran 541-231-2998.
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.
Pekiti-Tirsia Kali (Filipino Martial Arts) Lessons. Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. Noon-1 p.m. Every Sunday. $50/month. Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a Filipino Martial Arts system that focuses on close-quarter offensive techniques. Lessons include Single and Double Stick, Single and Double Knife, Stick and Knife, and Empty Hand Techniques. Instructor Jeff Kelly has over 30 years of martial arts experience and is a Lakan Guro in PTK under the Grand Tuhon, Leo T. Gaje. The first two lessons are free. For info, visit facebook.com/Xilin.Martial.Arts/.
Pilates for Runners and Athletes. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. Mondays and Wednesday. 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/.
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.
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.
Taoist Meditation Group. First Alternative Co-op North Store, 2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis, Sundays 9-10 a.m. Free. Preserving the Light of the One. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Youth Chess Day. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays. Free. Youth interested in playing chess or other board games are welcome; games are provided. Youth events are free and offered for youth 18 years and under. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
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