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Thursday, November 20

PacificSource Health Plans ‘Get Out, Get Covered Tour.’ 5th Street Growlers, 215 SW 5th St., Corvallis. 3 – 7 p.m. The “Get Out, Get Covered” drop-in sessions will serve as a resource for Oregonians looking to enroll in a new health insurance plan, switch plans, or make changes to their existing plan.

Corvallis Arts Walk. Participating locations, Corvallis. 4 – 10 p.m. The Corvallis Arts Walk is a new monthly art walk that happens on the third Thursday of every month. The Arts Walk will tour many of Corvallis’ fine art galleries, along with non-gallery artistic events. For info, visit http://corvallisartswalk.blogspot.com/2014/11/walk-caw-november-20.html.

Wine Tastings at First Alternative North. 2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Corvallis New Horizons Band. 6:15 p.m. Every Thursday. The New Horizons Band is a friendly group welcoming players at all levels. Admission is a quarterly tuition fee. For info including rehearsal location, call Sharon Oefelein at 541-754-6098.

Combating Climate Change: Will a Carbon Tax Fly in Oregon? Linus Pauling Science Center, Rm. 125, 2900 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7 p.m. The evening will include brief presentations by panelists, followed by a Q&A session and a call to action.

Meet the Author: Tim Palmer. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Tim Palmer gives a talk and signs copies of his new book, “Field Guide to Oregon’s Rivers,” as part of Grass Roots’ OSU Press Author Series.

OSU Chamber Orchestra Concert. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m.

Rum Cocktail Dinner. Del Alma Restaurant, 136 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m.

Five-course dinner paired with El Dorado rum and rum cocktails. Cost: $75.

Eugene Ballet Company: ‘The Nutcracker.’ Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. “The Nutcracker” brings the holiday spirit into focus, transporting you through Clara’s dreams and the wondrous characters she encounters along the way. With the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier as guides, you’ll fly away to the Snow Kingdom and the Land of the Sweets, but not before battling the Mouse King and his pirate henchmice. Tickets: $23 to $33.

Birds of Chicago. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Birds of Chicago is a musical collective built around the husband-wife team of JT Nero (JT & the Clouds) and Allison Russell (Po’ Girl). Their unique brand of Americana encompasses mountain gospel, street corner doo-wop, and classic soul. Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door.

Rough Jazz at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m.

Curtis Monette and acoustiphilia at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m.

Freerange Open Mic at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

Ladies’ Night Featuring DJ H-Ram & Josh Soto at Impulse Bar & Grill. 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

Buckin’ Thursday Western Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill. 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

Friday, November 21

Music à la Carte: CelloGrass. Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 12 p.m. Gideon Freudmann, cello; Brad Price, guitar.

Ladies’ Night Out. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy. 20, Corvallis. 4 – 7 p.m. This year’s Ladies’ Night Out benefits Safe Haven Humane Society of Albany. The cost of $25 includes appetizers by Forks and Corks Catering and one glass of wine or sparkling cider, a Swag Bag of goodies, and a photo with Santa. Space is limited.

Wine Tastings at First Alternative South. 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Parents’ Night Out. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 6 – 11 p.m. Drop off the kids for fun and games while you go out for a night on the town. Kids ages 3 to 6 will play games in the activity room and those 7 to 12 can also go for a swim. A team of fun counselors, games, activities, and a healthy snack are provided. Preregistration required. Cost: $12 to $20. For info or to register, call 541-766-7946.

Holiday Reception. Gallery Calapooia, 222 1st Ave. W, Albany. 6 – 8 p.m. November’s featured artists are Anna Harris and Cheryl French. Harris and French and many of the other gallery artists will be at the reception to answer questions about their work. This relaxed and fun event will include wine, snacks, great art, and interesting conversations.

Fourth Annual Whiteside Jam. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. The Whiteside is holding its fourth annual benefit concert, the Whiteside Jam. Help support their fundraising campaign to upgrade the electrical and power systems of the theater to add permanent sound and lighting equipment on the stage. They have a great line up and are ready to rock.

Family Movie Swim. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 7 p.m. A different family-friendly movie will be projected pool side each month. Call for movie details.

All ages welcome. Regular admission rates apply. For info, call 541-766-7946.

Rhythm Meditation. Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Explore your potential for mindful learning and integration at your own pace with the TaKeTiNa Rhythm process. No experience necessary. Cost: $5 to $20, sliding scale. Led by Dave Chiller. For info, call 541-757-3606 or visit www.commonpulse.org.

Oregon State University Theatre Presents ‘Mother Courage and Her Children.’ Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theater, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. The play, originally written in the late 1930s as an anti-war play, is a powerful and thought-provoking drama that grapples with themes of family, survival, and the true cost of war.

Webster Chicago Blues Band at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

Flashback Friday at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill. 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

Sink & Swim and The Golden Country at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Cost: $3.

The Deep Woods Band at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Cost: $3.

Saturday, November 22

Pictures with Santa. Old Mill Center for Children and Families, 1650 SW 45th St., Corvallis. 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Haugen’s Galleri is bringing the studio to Old Mill Center. Packages range from $19 to $149 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Relief Nursery program. For info or an appointment, call 541-757-8068.

OSUsed Store Giving Thanks Saturday Sale. 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tis the season to think about the things we are thankful for, and for the OSUsed Store, it is their customers! The sale includes many items—furniture, computers and computer accessories, sporting goods, bicycles, household items, and more.

Corvallis Farmers’ Market. NW Jackson Ave. & NW 1st St., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The outdoor farmers’ market features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. The market is open through November. For info, visit www.locallygrown.org.

Albany Farmers’ Market. 4th & Ellsworth, Albany. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Farmers’ markets are one of the best ways to get acquainted with the products and farmers available in a region. Brimming over with live music, tasty food, street performers and more, the mid-valley’s farmers’ markets are more than a place to buy fresh food—they’re a place to experience the life of your community. Runs through November.

HP Holiday Bazaar and Craft Fair. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Features arts, crafts, and home-based businesses offering goods to get you started on your holiday shopping season. Food will be available and a raffle will benefit a local charity.

Holiday Open House. Shonnard’s Nursery, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fresh Christmas displays, including wreaths, trees, poinsettias, centerpieces, and unique gifts. Includes treats, warm drinks, and a gift for everyone at the door.

Day of Sharing Benefiting Linn Benton Food Share ‘Everybody Eats!’ Program. Many Hands Trading, 259 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Many Hands will donate 25% of total sales to support the efforts of the local food share.

James Warren Story Time for Kids at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 10 a.m.

Garland Nursery’s Annual Holiday Open House. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy. 20, Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ring in the holidays with Garland Nursery’s annual Holiday Open House! Get a jump start on your holiday lists with wonderful and creative gift-giving ideas.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Make & Take. Shonnard’s Nursery, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 11 a.m. Create a beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. Instruction and supplies are provided. Cost: $29.

Class: Dressing Up Your Containers for the Holidays. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy. 20, Corvallis. 1 p.m. The excitement of the holidays is here and the welcoming touch outside your home to greet the season are your pots and containers. Freshen and fancy your planters with these quick and easy ideas for low-maintenance, high-impact holiday planters to brighten the winter months.

NaNoWriMo Writing Session. Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 2 – 5:30 p.m. Write your novel during National Novel Writing Month on Saturdays in November in the Corvallis Public Library’s Main Meeting Room. A book of excerpts from writing done during NaNoWriMo will be published by the library if sufficient submissions are received.

Noise Show at Interzone. 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Featuring six experimental music acts hailing from Corvallis and Eugene including The Van Meyers, MANDOM, Fashion Beards, Mike Ritenour, Starving/Hysterical/Shane, and nOiZepHyZiX.

Dave and Sharon Thormahlen at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Harp and guitar.

An Evening of Opera: OSU Opera Workshop. First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. A variety of scenes from popular operas, performed by OSU voice students. Cost: $10 at the door only, OSU students free with ID.

Oregon State University Theatre Presents ‘Mother Courage and Her Children.’ Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theater, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. The play, originally written in the late 1930s as an anti-war play, is a powerful and thought-provoking drama that grapples with themes of family, survival, and the true cost of war.

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Majestic Theatre, 115 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 to $10.

A.K.A. at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m.

Saturday Stampede at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill. 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

Old Age, The Domestics, and Rosa Sharn at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Cost: $3.

Slightly Rebellious at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

Sunday, November 23

Garland Nursery’s Annual Holiday Open House. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy. 20, Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ring in the holidays with Garland Nursery’s annual Holiday Open House! Get a jump start on your holiday lists with wonderful and creative gift-giving ideas.

Yoga for Recovery. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. For recovery from substance abuse, eating disorders, codependency. By donation. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

Class: Cut Fresh: Creating Unique Holiday Arrangements. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy. 20, Corvallis. 1 p.m. Jim Somppi of the White Rose Custom Floral Design will share ideas for using nature’s treasures in your holiday decorating in this month’s “Fresh Cuts” series.

Oregon State University Theatre Presents ‘Mother Courage and Her Children.’ Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theater, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 2 p.m. The play, originally written in the late 1930s as an anti-war play, is a powerful and thought-provoking drama that grapples with themes of family, survival, and the true cost of war.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra: American Music. Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 3 p.m. The Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra’s second subscription concert will be the first in a series devoted to American composers. Cost: $20. For info, visit www.cosusymphony.org.

Blues Jam at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 4 p.m.

Community Action for Racial Equity (CARE) Meeting. Albany Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE. 4 – 6 p.m. There are three action teams developing and they are highly committed to reshaping educational transformation, outreach for building awareness, and political reform of policies and practices, all in support of efforts which are intentionally designed to create welcoming and inclusive communities. 

Meditation/Mindfulness. Willamette Wellness Center, 6735 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 5 – 6 p.m. Learn various meditation techniques to find inner calm, maintain good health, and reduce stress. Guaranteed to leave you centered and relaxed. All ages welcome. For info, call 971-218-6798 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/carolynschechtman.

All Bodies Improv. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 –8 p.m. All bodies are invited to explore movement using the forms of movement improvisation. By donation. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

Monday, November 24

Insight Meditation Group. A practice group in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. For info, contact maryleigh.burke@gmail.com.

Five Stones Sangha: Mindful Meditation. Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Five Stones Sangha meets regularly every week to practice meditations and strengthen mindfulness. For info, call Ken at 541-760-9760 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/fivestonessanghacorvallis.

Bryson Skaar at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

OSU Glee Choir: The Sing Off. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. A night of a cappella, directed by Jim Davidson. Admission at the door.

Tuesday, November 25

Community Movie Night with Ygal Kaufman. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Two Women (La Ciociara) (1960) starring screen legends Sophia Loren and Jean Paul Belmondo, directed by the great Vittorio De Sica. One of the most beloved Italian Neo Realist films of all time.  Two Women is being presented in its original Italian with subtitles. Free Admission. Arrive early to guarantee seating. For info, visit www.facebook.com/freemovienightcorvallis.

Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. Suited to those with medical or physical limitations. By donation. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

Teen Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. All teens welcome, all levels. Free. For info, call 541-224-6566 or visit www.livewellstudio.com.

Corvallis Community Choir Fall Term. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. New members arrive 10 minutes early. No audition is needed, and no memorization is required. The membership fee is $50 for fall term; some scholarships are available. For info, contact Nan Chaney at 541-740-6068 or nonandjay1@gmail.com, or visit http://corvalliscommunitychoir.us.

Celtic Jam at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9 p.m.

OSU Bands Fall Concert. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis.7:30 p.m. The OSU Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony will perform their annual Fall Concert, directed by Dr. Christopher Chapman and Dr. Jason Silveira. Cost: $10 at the door, free for OSU students and K-12 youth.

Timba Tuesday at Impulse Bar & Grill. 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Join the Rumbanana Salsa Group every Tuesday night after Rumbanana’s classes at Impulse Bar & Grill. They’ll be playing the best Timba, with a hint of Reggaeton and Bachata. Under 21 allowed until 9 p.m. No cover.

Wednesday, November 26

Cheap Night at Darkside Cinema. 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. Wednesday is Cheap Night at Darkside. Cost: $6 for all shows. Bring your own container for discounted prices on popcorn.

Corvallis Farmers’ Market. NW Jackson Ave. & NW 1st St., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The outdoor farmers’ market features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. The market is open through November. For info, visit www.locallygrown.org.

Housed Wednesdays at Impulse Bar & Grill. 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m.

Wednesday Acoustic Live at Les Caves Bier & Kitchen. 308 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 8 – 10 p.m. Great local bands. No cover. Fine food and beer.

Thursday, November 27

Gratitude Flow Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day gratitude yoga; all levels. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

Gratitude Rest Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day gratitude gentle yoga; all levels. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

OAC Turkey Trot. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 4 – 6 p.m. Build a hearty appetite for your Thanksgiving feast by participating in the OAC Turkey Trot. The 5K & 10K courses are flat and fast jaunts through the beautiful neighborhoods surrounding Osborn Aquatic Center in northwest Corvallis. Runners, walkers, kids in strollers, and dogs on leashes are all welcome. Cost: $12 to $40. For info or to register, visit www.oacturkeytrot.com.

Ladies’ Night Featuring DJ H-Ram & Josh Soto at Impulse Bar & Grill. 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

Buckin’ Thursday Western Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill. 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

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