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Thursday, October 1

Michelle Hazelton. Peacock Bar & Grill, 125 SW 2nd St. 78 p.m. No cover. Come enjoy a late dinner or a few drinks with friends while you listen to Hazeltons acoustic styles. Minors welcome until 8 p.m. For info, visit

Rusty Hinges. Calapooia Brewing, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m. No cover. For info, visit

Tribal Style Bellydance. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St. 7:308:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per class for a series, $12 per class on drop-in basis. Everyone welcome. The class is open to all ages and levels; teens dance for free. For info, visit

Noises Off. Albany Civic Theatre, 111 First Ave., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12 ($9 for seniors, juniors). Play runs through Oct. 3. Noises Off is a hilarious farce that will keep audiences laughing from beginning to end. Structured in three acts, the plays first act introduces the cast and crew of Nothing On, the play within Noises Off. The night before opening, the actors are struggling to get their entrances and exits and innumerable plates of sardines in the right place at the right time. The late hour and increasing tensions begin to reveal the fraught interpersonal relationships between the characters. The first act leaves you wondering: will they get it right before opening night? For info, visit

Infinite Improv. Cloud & Kellys Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 9 p.m. Free. The hilarious improv antics of the Infinite Improv folks. Fun with spontaneous comedy, using audience suggestions. For info, visit

Friday, October 2

Chocolate Fantasy 2015. CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St. 7 p.m. Cost: $50. The Arts Center’s big celebration of the arts, all while indulging in fine chocolates, raising a glass of wine, a microbrew, or a bidder paddle to donate. They hope to fill the CH2M Hill Alumni Center with over 350 art lovers. Chocolatiers from Burst’s Chocolates, Corvallis Country Club, Flour’D Apron, Le Patissier, New Morning Bakery, and Sky High Brewing. Various live and silent auctions and live jazz from Trio Theobroma. For info, visit

Aladdin! Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for members, seniors, students. Other showings this week include Oct. 3, with a matinee 2:30 p.m. showing on Oct. 4. Aladdin! is a full-length, two-act musical in the British “Panto” style. That means audience participation, stock character types, a fairy-tale plot, special effects, and wild comedy. “Panto” engages all ages, and is produced every year in thousands of theaters in Britain and Commonwealth countries in venues ranging from village halls to giant West End theaters. Aladdin is a kid on the streets in Al-Katrash. His family is in the laundry business: he helps his mother, the Window Washingo and brother Sudsy with the washing. He also leads a gang of kids in a subversive rebellion. You see, the Grand Vizier is so unhappy that all joking, laughing, playing, and games are banned anywhere in Al-Katrash. Aladdin meets a wealthy young lady, and they fall for each other. Unfortunately, he forgot to ask her name! He decides that the only way to find her and renew their friendship is to become wealthy himself. But how? For info or tickets, visit

Strings of Time. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7:30 p.m. No cover. For info, visit

Norman. Calapooia Brewing, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. No cover. For info, visit

Dennis Monroe’s Funked Up Blues Jam. The Meet N Place, 1150 Main St., Philomath. 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. No cover. Musicians are encouraged to come early to ensure a spot to set in. Dennis has had so many players show up it’s hard to work them all in. They’ve been holding this jam for a year and a half and it has worked into a great event with a lot of the mid valley’s best talent showing up. For info, visit

The Weather Machine and Making Out. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Cost: $5. The Weather Machine roots itself firmly in a Pacific Northwest folk aesthetic, but holds on tight to a hard-hitting love for alt-rock. They have been compared to everything from The Kinks to Josh Ritter and Hey Marseilles. Hailing from Salem, Making Out is Andy from Adieu Caribou performing acoustic versions of his band’s original compositions in raw form. For info, visit

Lowdown. Cloud & Kellys Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 10 p.m. Fridays. No cover. A festive dance party showcasing local DJs. For info, visit

Rainbow in the Clouds. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 10:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. No cover. Every first Friday, we gather together to celebrate diversity. Each month is themed and deliciously diverse with DJs, a photo booth, donated freebies and goodies, and best of all, filled to the brim with PRIDE. Part of the proceeds from each event are donated to a specified organization that supports equal rights and opportunities. For info, visit

Saturday, October 3

A Brief Introduction to Mindfulness. First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op, 1007 SE 3rd St. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free. Mindfulness is the everyday practice of paying attention to the present, moment to moment, without judgment and with an open and curious intention. It is a way of cultivating a part of your brain that can observe without the need to be reactive or avoid reality in the present moment. In this workshop, you will learn about the basic concept of mindfulness and how practicing it affects the brain. You will also discover what mindfulness means to you personally and learn ways to practice it in your daily life. There will be several activities designed to help cultivate mindfulness. Come and join us while we learn about this important skill. For info, email

Grace Center Jubilee – Here to Stay. The Adair Club, 6097 NE Ebony Ln. 5 – 8:30 p.m. Cost: $50. Fundraiser for Grace Center for Adult Day Care services. Beer, wine, appetizers, banquet dinner with live and silent auctions, live music, and raffles. For info, visit

Triple Play. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7:30 p.m. No cover. For info, visit

Corvallis Folklore Society Contra Dance. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Rd. 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. Cost: $7 ($6 for CFS members, discount of $1 offered to students or those who bike or walk). For info, call 541-250-0856 or visit

Bush Pilots. Calapooia Brewing, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. No cover. For info, visit

Hearts of Oak and Barry Walker & Valerie Osterberg. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 10 p.m. Cost: $5. The band is fronted by singer/songwriter Nate Wallace, backed by a “druggy, psychedelic” band that look to break down the barriers between Americana and country music. For info, visit

Prairie Dog Backfire. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 10 – 11 p.m. No cover. Americana with a country and bluegrass flavor on mandolin, stand-up bass, guitar, and banjo. For info, visit

Sunday, October 4

Zen Meditation. Yoga Center of Corvallis, 111 NW 2nd St. 10 a.m.12 p.m. Free; donations accepted. For info, call Abby at 541-754-4124.

The HOUR Traders 14th Annual Harvest Gathering. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. 12 – 4 p.m. Free. An afternoon of fun and activities. Browse the HOUR Traders Marketplace during harvest time and meet some of the folks who trade the local currency, HOURS. Musical performances throughout the afternoon and our seasonal favorite – the great pie auction. You are encouraged to bring your own goods to trade, or to show-and-tell others what you do. Pass through, or stay for the entire afternoon. Musical performances by: 12 – 1 p.m., Mark Stuart; 1 – 2 p.m., Joe Jangles; 2 – 3 p.m., Karl Smiley; 3 – 4 p.m., When Picks Fly. For info, call 541-224-7752.

Yoga for Recovery. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 12:301:45 p.m. For recovery from substance abuse, eating disorders, codependency. For info, visit

First Sunday Improv Vocal Jam. Riverfront Commemorative Park, NW 1st St. 2 – 4 p.m. Free. First Sundays. Participatory improv singing in natural polyphonic groove, for all skill levels and ages. For info, call 541-760-3069.

Hoolyeh Folkdancers. First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd. 79 p.m. Cost: $3 non-CFS members, $2 CFS members. There has been international dancing in Corvallis for many years. In the 60s the group started to call themselves the Hoolyehs. The Hoolyehs sponsor three types of folk dance activities: regular Sunday night dances, an annual reunion dance in the spring, and occasional dances with visiting live bands. The Hoolyehs now meet the first and third Sundays of every month at the First Congregational Church. The first Sunday of every month has a Balkan dance emphasis and the third has an Israeli dance emphasis. Early in the evening some simple dances are taught. The rest of the evening is open to a wide variety of dances from couple dances to line and circle dances. For info, visit

Monday, October 5

Film and Discussion: White Like Me. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 7 p.m. Free. An exploration of race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. It reassesses the American ideal of meritocracy and the claims that we’ve entered a post-racial society. Discussion afterward will be led by Corvallis resident Ann Mbacke. For info, visit

Traditional West African Dance Classes. Oddfellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St. 7:15 p.m. Cost: $1012 per class, sliding scale. Every first and third Monday. Traditional West African dance classes hosted by Maria Soumah from Guinea, West Africa. Accompanied by live drumming from Fefafe. For info, visit

Dicemasters. Matts Cavalcade of Comics, NW Buchanan Ave. 7:309:30 p.m. Free. Every Monday at Matts Cavalcade of Comics! DiceMasters is an all-new cross-brand offering utilizing WizKids Gamesproprietary Dice Building Game platform where players collect and assemble theirteamof character dice and battle in head-to-head game play. The initial set, Avengers vs. X-Men feature Marvels greatest heroes and villains. The starter set and booster packs are sold out everywhere, but we will continue to meet and play friendly matches, and teach new players how to play. For info, visit

Tuesday, October 6

Art Tours at the Library. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 10 a.m. Free. Join Library Foundation Board member Freda Vars every first Tuesday of the month for a tour of the hidden and not-so-hidden art in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Why does the library have so many gargoyle statues? Is there really a time capsule? These questions and more will be answered by Vars as she leads you through an exploration of the many art pieces that can be found at the library. For info, call 541-766-6793.

Graphic Novel Book Club Meeting. New Morning Bakery, 219 SW 2nd St. 6:30 p.m. Free. Join the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library-sponsored Graphic Novel Book Club at New Morning Bakery, the first Tuesday of every month. On Oct. 6 the topic is 100 Bullets, Book 1 by Brian Azzarello. New members always welcome. Check out a copy of this month’s reading selection from the second-floor reference desk of the library. For info, visit

Drink and Draw. Cloud & Kellys Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 78 p.m. Free. Come meet up with other artists and enjoy a pint and some artistic camaraderie. For info, visit

Community Movie Night. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St. 7 p.m. Free. Every Tuesday at the Darkside Cinema, Ygal Kaufman, noted local film historian and Darkside enthusiast, hosts Community Movie Night, a free weekly screening of lost, classic, and cult films. The feature film of the week is always preceded by newsreels, cartoons from the year of the features release, and an introduction with interesting facts about the production from Kaufman. Donations are graciously accepted and benefit the renovation of the Darkside Cinema, Corvallisonly independent movie house. For info, visit

Mango Django. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. No cover. Mango Django plays the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Old World Deli. For info, visit

Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7:309 p.m. Every Tuesday. Free. For info, visit

Wednesday, October 7

Yoga in the Gallery. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 10 a.m. Explore the world of yoga and enjoy a sense of community in the setting of the main gallery. The hour-long session will be led by certified yoga instructor Marcy Keuter. Beginners are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, if possible. Proceeds benefit youth arts education programs. For info, visit

Majestic Playwrights Lab. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 6:308:30 p.m. Free. The Majestic Playwrights Lab is a place for playwrights to present, share, and discuss their new plays with other playwrights, actors, audience, and interested community members. The Lab is free and open to all playwrights, whether aspiring, experienced, or curious about writing for the stage. Actors and audience members are welcome and encouraged to attend, listen, and participate. For info, visit

Split Screens. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. No cover. The project of San Francisco multi-instrumentalist Jesse Cafiero, Split Screens’ music has always seemed to exist within its own slow-moving world. For info, visit

Thursday, October 8

Free Range Open Mic and Kona Brewing Tasting. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 6 – 10 p.m. Free. Tasting runs from 6 – 8 p.m. Music begins at 8:30 p.m. In the spirit of fostering camaraderie in the Corvallis music scene and creation of new bands/projects, we give you Freerange Open Mic Night. This rotating event will move between Bombs Away Cafe and Cloud & Kelly’s Public House on alternating dates so that it occurs twice per month. Steve Hunter will be signing people up starting at 7 p.m. For info, visit

Oral Cancer Course. Corvallis Evangelical Church, 1526 NW Kings Blvd. 6:30 – 9 p.m. Cost: $25. Debbie Z. Sabatini, RDH, international speaker and oral health advocate, will deliver a two-hour CEU-certified course titled “HPV Is Not the Hanky Panky Virus the Media Portrays It to Be. Oral Abnormality Screenings for the Health Professional.” This timely and informative program is often sold out wherever Debbie presents. You will learn the latest statistics of oral cancer and how the HPV virus in now the leading risk factor. Debbie will also be demonstrating her OAS™ and sharing her tips to eliminate the fear of providing preventive exams on all patients and much, much more. Raffle tickets, free samples, light snacks. For info or to register, contact 541-740-4694 or

Michelle Hazelton. Peacock Bar & Grill, 125 SW 2nd St. 78 p.m. No cover. Come enjoy a late dinner or a few drinks with friends while you listen to Hazeltons acoustic styles. Minors welcome until 8 p.m. For info, visit

Tribal Style Bellydance. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St. 7:308:30 p.m. Cost: $10 per class for a series, $12 per class on drop-in basis. Everyone welcome. The class is open to all ages and levels; teens dance for free. For info, visit

Wild Hog in the Woods. Calapooia Brewing, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m. No cover. For info, visit

Ongoing Events

Albany Farmers’ Market. SW Ellsworth St. and SW 4th Ave. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 21. Features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For info, visit

Corvallis Farmers’ Market. NW Jackson Ave. and NW 1st St. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. Runs through Nov. 25. Features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For info, visit

Western Star Grange Flea Market & Bake Sale. Western Star Grange, 30423 Tangent Dr. 9 a.m.3 p.m. Second Saturdays. Runs through Nov. 28. The market offers old coins, household items, CDs, DVDs, books, quilting, vintage items, jewelry, used sporting and hunting supplies, clothes, raffles, breakfast, lunch, and homemade baked goods.

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 sanctuarys 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

Albany Historic Carousel and Museum. 503 W 1st Ave. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. In the lobby, view finished animals and watch the painters work on a number of animals and other hand-crafted projects. In the carving studio, see and touch over two dozen carvings in progress. For info, visit

Exhibit: Something Old, Something Blue. Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Runs through Oct. 24. The exhibition showcases artifacts from the combined Horner Museum and Benton County Historical Society artifact collections, with an emphasis on the color blue. Sub-themes include blue in nature, art, fashion, school colors, uniforms, decorative arts, and more. The museum has also borrowed something new: man-made blue pigment from the Oregon State University Department of Chemistry.

Exhibit: The Nuclear Age: 70 Years of Peril and Hope. OSU’s Valley Library, fifth-floor exhibit gallery, OSU main campus. The exhibit runs through March. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. The Special Collections and Archives Research Center at OSU Libraries is honoring this anniversary with an exhibit featuring a wide-ranging selection of primary source materials from their rich collections documenting nuclear history. Original materials include comics, Geiger counters, newspapers, photographs, manuscripts, and letters from famous antinuclear activists Linus Pauling and Albert Einstein. For info, visit

Exhibit: Renee Couture in the Corrine Woodman Gallery. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. Tuesday through Saturday, 12 – 5 p.m. Runs through Oct. 24. As an artist, place is fundamental to Roseburg artist, Renee Couture’s work and research. She uses her own rural community as a starting point for her work to articulate the complexity and range of the public’s relationship with their nearby landscape. Her project-based practice moves fluidly between sculpture, photography, and installation to explore the interconnection between capitalism, the environment and one’s community. The current works show mark a small departure. Still focused on land use, she developed a new curiosity around the notion of recreation, how people use the wilderness/nature to “re-create” themselves. This work explores the realities, as opposed to the romance of being “in nature” for a period of time. Couture’s work is highly conceptual; she translated a camping trip with her husband in words, displayed on index cards on small shallow shelves. The image is far removed from a more romantic landscape painting, but the information of the experience is there. For info, visit

The Majestic Reader’s Theater. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Ave. 3 – 5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Cost: $10 ($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

Teen Makers. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 4 – 5:30 pm. Tuesdays. Teens aged 12 and older learn basic programming with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, plus explore 3-D printing and other technologies. Teen Makers meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 4 p.m. For info, visit

Teen Writers. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 4 – 5:30 pm. Thursdays. Teens aged 12 and older are invited to this writers group focused on creating new work and learning about the process of writing together with other teens. Meets every second and fourth Thursday. Led by Ellie Douglass, MFA student, OSU. For info, visit

Hula Classes. First Baptist Church, 125 NW 10th St. 5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Mondays. Come experience a bit of Island Aloha by learning Hula. The first class, from 5:30 to 6 p.m., is for those who have never danced Hula. It’s a chance to learn the basic steps and hand movements. From 6 to 7:15 p.m., the class is for all students where we learn new dances and review the ones we have already learned. For info, contact

Corvallis Community Choir Fall Term. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 7 – 9 p.m. Runs through Dec. 8. Fall Term is the perfect time to see if singing in a choir is a fit for you. The director is James Moursund, a recent graduate from Oregon State University. James brings a youthful exuberance to his directing as well as an inspirational musicality and expertise. The choir has grown tremendously under his tutelage. CCC is relaxed, fun and accepting. Music experience, though helpful, is not required. For info, call 541-740-6068.

Corvallis Community Drum Circle. 101 NW 23rd St. 7 – 8 p.m. First Saturdays. All ages and skill levels welcome. Instruments provided or bring your own. Hosted by Michelle Lovrich of the Drum Circle Connection. For info, contact Michelle at

Ukulele Cabaret. First Alternative South Store, 1007 SE 3rd St. 7 – 9 p.m. First Fridays. Free. This is an open mic and sing-along for ukulele players of all ages and skill levels. Songbooks and instruction are provided. Bring snacks to share. Hosted by Suz Doyle and Jeanne Holmes of the Wallop Sisters. For info, call 541-753-8530.

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


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