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Thursday, February 4

Free Range Open Mic and Calapooia Brewing Tasting. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. Free. Tasting runs from 6 – 8 p.m. Music starts 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 Free Range 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. It is our hope that this event will fill the three most sacred purposes of open mic nights. 1) Giving new artists encouragement to keep playing and learn how to play in front of others. 2) Getting area musicians to drink together, play together, and thus form new bands. 3) Creating a scene of musicians who care about other musicians by giving them a reason and place to socialize. Steve Hunter will be signing people up starting at 7 p.m. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.

Thirsty Thursday Trivia. Deluxe Brewing Company, 635 NE Water Ave., Albany. 7 p.m. No cover, but 21+. Team-based trivia happening every Thursday. Show off your smarts while enjoying craft beverages at Deluxe Brewing Company. Each night, the top two teams will win prizes. For info, visit www.sinisterdeluxe.com.

Beginning Ballroom Class Taught by Ron Hershel. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St. 7 p.m. Cost: $7 per class, $30 for all 6 classes, $55 per couple. Proceeds benefit WE CARE. Classes are for all levels. Beginners are welcome. Ron will introduce a new, accelerated teaching method for waltz and foxtrot. Lessons last about 45 minutes and are followed by an hour of free dance. For info, visit www.corvallisoddfellows.org.

Michelle Hazelton. Peacock Bar & Grill, 125 SW 2nd St. 7 – 8 p.m. No cover. Come enjoy a late dinner or a few drinks with friends while you listen to Hazelton’s acoustic styles. Minors welcome until 8 p.m. For info, visit www.facebook.com/pages/The-Peacock-Bar-Grill/64517167600.

Rusty Hinges. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com.

Open Source Improv. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 125 SW 1st St. 9 – 10:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.cloudandkellys.com.

Rainbow in the Clouds. Cloud and 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 www.cloudandkellys.com.

Friday, February 5

Music à la Carte – Meistersingers and Bella Vocer. Memorial Union, Oregon State University. 12 – 12:45 p.m. Free. Oregon State University’s men and women’s choral groups. For info, visit www.mu.oregonstate.edu.

2016 Eco-Film Festival. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St. 6:30 p.m. Free. Don’t miss these entertaining and thought-provoking films that have relevance to the Corvallis community. On Feb. 5, the featured film is Just Eat It, an award-winning documentary about food waste. The Eco-Film Festival takes place every Friday in February at Odd Fellows Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m. Come early to save your seat and visit exhibitors. Beer from Oregon Trail Brewery and snacks from New Morning Bakery will be available for purchase. A suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family is requested to help cover costs of the festival. Plan to stay for the post-film panel discussion featuring local experts. For info and the upcoming schedule, visit www.sustainablecorvallis.org/news-events/2016-eco-film-festival.

John Sherman. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net.

Columbia Piano Trio – Anthea Kreston and Jason Duckles Farewell Concert. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 – $15. Founder of the Majestic Chamber Music program Anthea Kreston has been invited to become the second violin for the world famous Artemis Quartet, which gives concerts for all great musical centers and international festivals in Europe, the United States, Asia, South America and Australia. However, as the quartet is based in Berlin, Anthea and Jason will be leaving Corvallis very shortly. Thus, they have elected to not perform on Feb. 5 as Amelia Piano Trio. But don’t fret, Anthea and Jason will be on hand to introduce the new director of the Majestic Chamber Music program and welcome the Columbia Piano Trio from Eugene as our entertainment for the evening. For info, visit www.majestic.org.

Brutal Bridges. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com.

Mbrascatu and Haley Johnsen. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Cost: $5. A musical product of the creative melting pot of Portland, Mbrascatu is an indie rock band that draws from diverse European and American roots to create a unique signature sound. Over the course of the last three years, Haley Johnsen has written and recorded over 100 songs. With the help of Portland-based producer, Rob Daiker (Katy Perry, The Fame Riot, Christian Burghardt), the two began a collaborative process of selecting the ones that would best represent Johnsen’s range and songwriting abilities. Johnsen’s influences range from the eccentricities of bands like Radiohead and Pink Floyd to classic, folk, and indie-rock vocalists such as of Eva Cassidy, Nicole Atkins, Florence Welch and Brandi Carlile – all artists with a flair for the dramatic in their delivery. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.

Saturday, February 6

13th Greater Albany Rotary Crab Feed! Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 12 – 7 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com.

Magic Mama: Eco-Edu-tainer. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 2 p.m. No cover. Live acoustic looping songstress performs organic hip hop and world beats for all ages. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net.

$5 Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 4 p.m. Cost: $5. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com or call 541-224-6566.

Skimmity Hitchers. 2 Towns Ciderhouse, 33930 SE Eastgate Cir. 7 p.m. Cost: $3 at the door. Hailing from Dorchester, England, Skimmity Hitchers are bringing irresistibly dance-able tunes and a guaranteed rip-roaring good time. These cider swillers take your favorite tunes and remix them with their own original scrumpy-based lyrics while throwing in a rockabilly, ska, punk twist. 2 Towns will be opening up the cellar to make room to boogie next to barrels and running pint specials with familiar favorites as well as newly released ciders on their 14-tap system. Dancing badgers, saucy banter and flowing cider all promised. For info, visit www.2townsciderhouse.com.

Corvallis Repertory Singers. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. 7 p.m. Cost: $23 main seats, $18 balcony seats. The program features two pieces, Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest and Requiem by Maurice Durufle. Requiem for the Living, a new work by Dan Forrest, is a moving and exciting work that quickly found its way into the choral repertory. Sections were inspired by Hubble Telescope imagery. Duruflé’s Requiem is a spellbinding and peaceful harmonic work based on Gregorian chants. For orchestra, soloists, and choir. For info, visit www.repsing.org.

Mardi Gras Drag Bingo Fundraiser. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 NW 2nd St. 7 – 11 p.m. Cost: $15 general admission, $10 seniors and students with valid school ID. Admission includes 3 free bingo cards and bingo dauber. Additional cards can be purchased at $2 each. Please join the Valley AIDS Information Network (VAIN) to celebrate their Mardi Gras Drag Bingo Fundraiser. VAIN is a 26-year-old, volunteer-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, STIs and Hepatitis-C and supporting individuals, their families and caregivers who are either living with these diseases or are affected by these diseases. The evening’s entertainment will be located at the Oddfellows Hall/Barnum Lodge #7 IOOF at 223 SW 2nd Street and include professional bingo calling and drag performances by drag personality FabuLanzaa L’Eville accompanied by her entourage from Salem and beyond. This is an adult-only event and attendees must be 21+ and over due to alcohol being available for purchase and an evening full of adult content. Come have some fun and win great prizes all while supporting the work we do in Benton and Linn counties. For info, visit www.valleyaidsinfo.org.

The First Annual Majestic Community Film Festival. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 – $12. Romance! Horror! Trout! Join us for the Majestic Theater’s first ever Community Film Festival, collecting film works by local creators. Two nights of narrative shorts, music videos, and documentary made and set around Corvallis, including OIFF winner “Whistle.” Introduced by Ygal Kaufman. Second day on Feb. 7 starts at 6:30 p.m. For info, visit www.majestic.org.

PHD. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net.

Daniel Champagne. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com.

Belly Full of Bob. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Belly Full of Bob was born out the love and admiration for the work of Bob Marley & Wailers. The band premiered in May of 2009 to packed houses with an overwhelmingly positive response. Whether you are an occasional Bob listener or grew up under the influence of the Wailers, you don’t want to miss an evening with Belly Full of Bob. Its members include musicians from such NW bands as: audiophilia, Eleven Eyes, Space Neighbors, Mars Retrieval Unit, Xenat-Ra and Stairway Denied. Come and join Belly Full of Bob in celebrating Bob Marley’s birthday. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.

DTW. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 10 p.m. Free. Funky vibes with a real brass section. For info, visit www.cloudandkellys.com.

Sunday, February 7

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

White Out? The Future of Racial Diversity in Oregon. Corvallis-Benton County Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Free. Dr. Emily Drew of Willamette University will lead a conversation about the challenges to creating racially diverse, inclusive communities. An Oregon Humanities Conversation Project. Free and open to the public (ages 15 and up, an Oregon Humanities requirement). Simultaneous translation into Spanish. For info, visit www.sustainablecorvallis.org.

China Night 2016. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St. 5:30 – 9 p.m. Cost: $12 general admission, $9 OSU student, $6 children 12 and under. Tickets available at the Student Experience Center. China Night is hosted by the Chinese Association at OSU and open to all. Celebrate Chinese culture during this fun evening with Chinese food, cooked in the OSU Global Community Kitchen, and a variety of performance celebrating local talent. Dinner served 5:30 to 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. For info, visit oregonstate.edu/lasells/events.

Monday, February 8

How’s Business: A Lunch with Local Insiders. Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis, 1112 NW Circle Blvd. 12 – 1:15 p.m. Free. How will anticipated minimum wage hikes and other new laws actually impact workers, businesses and the community? And, what will the changing landscape of commercial properties in Corvallis mean for smaller businesses? Can collaboration and partnership become more vibrant in our city? At the City Club of Corvallis meeting on February 8, hear from new Corvallis Chamber of Commerce President Cooper Whitman and Community Independent Business Alliance President Cindee Lolik. Both will field questions and offer insights from inside the core of our local business community. They’ll share what impacts we can expect from state and federal laws and trends. Corvallis City Club President Steven Schultz will moderate. Meeting is free and open to the public. A catered lunch is available. $10 for members, $15 for non-members. To reserve lunch, send an email to info@cityclubofcorvallis.org by noon on Friday, February 5. For info, visit www.cityclubofcorvallis.org.

Dicemasters. Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics, NW Buchanan Ave. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Free. Every Monday at Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics! DiceMasters is an all-new cross-brand offering utilizing WizKids Games’ proprietary Dice Building Game platform where players collect and assemble their “team” of character dice and battle in head-to-head game play. The initial set, Avengers vs. X-Men features Marvel’s 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 www.ilovespidey.com.

Tuesday, February 9

Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 3 – 4 p.m. Cost: By donation. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

VUEsday: Elevate Your Happy Hour. VUE Corvallis, 517 NW 2nd St. 5 – 9 p.m. No cover. Make VUE, a modern event venue above downtown Corvallis, your new Tuesday night destination. Every Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. the top floor of VUE will be open to the public for VUEsday. Invite your friends to unwind in style while taking in stunning views of the Willamette Valley and Coastal Range. Cocktails and small plates will be available from Forks & Corks Catering. For info, visit www.vuecorvallis.com.

Progress on Climate Change: What’s Up with the City and State? Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 7 p.m. Free. Come enjoy a series of presentations on climate change presented by the Corvallis League of Women Voters. Brett Thomason, Zach Baker, and Kristin Eberhard will be presenting with a Q&A afterwards. For info, visit www.lwv.corvallis.or.us.

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 feature’s release, and an introduction with interesting facts about the production from Kaufman. Donations are graciously accepted and benefit the renovation of the Darkside Cinema, Corvallis’ only independent movie house. For info, visit www.cmnyk.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/freemovienightcorvallis.

Corvallis Green Social. The Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave. 7 p.m. Free (suggested purchase out of courtesy at our hosting establishment). Join the Oregon Sierra Club, Allied Students for Another Politics (ASAP), and YouCAN Corvallis for a social evening at to meet other community members interested in environmental justice. This is a recurring social event where activists and people interested in social change can network, make new friends, enjoy company of old friends, and discuss interesting ideas. This event series is based on the Green Drinks movement. General topics will be provided to help initiate conversations, but this event is all about getting social. For info, contact Sierra at lavertys@oregonstate.edu.

Wednesday, February 10

Free Teen Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 4 – 5 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

Chuck Holst and Gary Rowles. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 8:30 p.m. Free. Local pros bring two guitars and two voices create infinite harmony. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.

Thursday, February 11

Decorative Painting on Yupo Paper. Studio262, 425 SW Madison Ave. 5 – 7 p.m. Cost: $25, includes materials. Pre-registration 48 hours in advance required. No previous experience is required. Jennifer will walk you through the basic techniques for using acrylic paints and inks on Yupo paper, an ultra-smooth synthetic paper made in the USA. Each student will make their very own heart-themed mini painting using the techniques, mounted on cradled birch board during class for easy gifting and displaying. For info and to register, visit https://fs30.formsite.com/jenlo262/form7/index.html.

Open Mic. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net.

Family Mansion and Cedar Teeth. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Free. Family Mansion is an indie/pop duo comprised of Laura Sullivan and Matt Combs, based out of Frostburg, a mountain town in West Maryland. After years of playing music together, they are excited to share their self-titled freshman album, coming in 2016. Their warm, youthful melodies, stylish harmonies, and celebratory moments will have you dancing and feeling alive, while the dreamy, digestible lyrics explore how to navigate life’s obstacles with openness and love. Cedar Teeth is a five-piece band hailing from the Cascade foothills of Colton, Oregon. For many years, the fellas have been working together in a shed at the edge of an ancient forest. And if the band is a reflection of that forest, the musicians are the trees. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.

Ongoing Events

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.
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 www.albanycarousel.com.

Exhibit: LBCC NSH Gallery: Invisible Light. North Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Feb. 24. An exhibit of infrared photography by five Willamette Valley photographers will be on view in the North Santiam Hall Galleries at Linn-Benton Community College. Invisible Light includes both color and black-and-white infrared work by Corvallis photographers Paul Barden, Rich Bergeman, and Jack Larson, as well as Phil Coleman of Philomath and Sandi O’Brien of Eugene. For info, visit www.linnbenton.edu/current-students/involvement/art-gallery/now-showing-in-north-santiam-hall-galleries.

Open Call for Artists: L’art des Femmes. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 12 – 5 p.m. Free. The Majestic Theatre welcomes local female artists to submit works that represent the feminine experience for our March exhibition, L’art des Femmes. Held in honor of Women’s History Month, L’art des Femmes will focus on the ever-changing concept of femininity and womanhood. Join us in celebrating the variety of female artistic talent that enriches our local community. For information and submission guidelines, visit www.majestic.org/lartdesfemmes.

Exhibit: Rot: The Afterlife of Trees. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Feb. 25 A visual art exhibit and multimedia art event(s). A collaboration of the Forestry Department OSU, The Spring Creek Project OSU and The Arts Center. Art based on the research at the H.J. Andrews research Forest by Dr. Mark Harmon, Professor and Richardson Chair in Forest Science at OSU and a nationally recognized forest researcher on tree decomposition. Featuring 24 Oregon artists and an accompanying illustrated full color catalog. For info, visit www.theartscenter.net.

Exhibit: Journal 365, A Year of Creativity One Day at a Time. Corinne Woodman Gallery, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Feb. 27. A monthly meet-up of artists yielded a gallery show. For one year local artist Lauren Ohlgren hosted a monthly session at The Arts Center of seasoned artists and maker newbies. All were interested in the challenge of making a little art every day for one year, creating a diary of their journey with the results. Feb. 2 to Feb. 27 a number of the participants will show examples of their work in the Corrine Woodman Gallery. The exhibit shows the enjoyment, fulfilment and growth that happens through a daily, yearlong process. For some this has become an essential part of their day and they have stuck with it. For them, art has become a practice, and a satisfying requisite incorporated in daily life. Participants were advised to select a particular size, and stick with it. It could be an index card size on a large ring, or postcard size in a box, but small so the task of making an artwork every day would be within reach from pocket, backpack or corner of the table. Many found that working in a small format of journals and sketchbooks was as satisfying as creating a large painting. For info, visit www.theartscenter.net.

Exhibit: Albany Artists 10×10. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Feb. 29. Albany Artists present a diverse collection of two-dimensional work by 10 local artists, including Katy Grant-Hanson, Bill Marshall, Marsha Meidinger, Kurt Norlin, Molly Perry, Rob Robinson, Mio Streitberger, Diane Wenzel, Billie Moore and Michael Moore. For info, visit www.oregonstate.edu/lasells/gallery.

Exhibit: Living Room Gallery Presents Kusra Kapuler. Madison Plaza, 425 SW Madison Ave. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Feb. 29. Living Room Gallery presents a solo show of works by Corvallis artist Kusra Kapuler for the month of February. Her series of paintings titled In Flight are passionate abstractions of nature. Available to view every Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the underground at Madison Plaza.

Exhibit: Nigel Poor – The San Quentin Prison Report Archive Project. Fairbanks Gallery, 220 SW 26th St. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through March 1. Nigel Poor’s ongoing work with inmates at San Quentin State Prison serves as a point of departure for this collaborative three-part photographic project. To create the first iteration, Poor asked the men to respond to the works of William Eggleston, Lee Friedlander, Stephen Shore and other iconic photographers inviting them to write and draw directly onto the prints mapping the photographs and constructing narratives inspired by the imagery. The participants’ voices speak with surprising clarity and insight through their hand-written embellishments. For info, visit http://oregonstate.edu/fairbanksgallery/Nigel_Poor_Back_Page__.html.

Exhibit: The Nuclear Age: 70 Years of Peril and Hope. OSU’s Valley Library, fifth-floor exhibit gallery, OSU main campus. 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 http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu.

Exhibit: Up, Up, and Away. Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Runs through Nov. 5. Up, Up, and Away is a year-long exhibition about the history of flight. See artifacts and learn stories about the past century of manned flight. Themes in the exhibition include ballooning, kites, helicopters, toys, and early development of the airplane and its evolution through the 20th century, during wars, by commercial travel and into space. For info, visit www.bentoncountymuseum.org.

Chintimini Movies. Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. 1:30 p.m. Cost: $2. Please join us for a movie at the Center. Concessions will be available to purchase. Closed captioning available on request. For info, call 541-766-6959.

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 https://majesticreaderstheater.wordpress.com.

Makers Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 4 – 5:30 pm. Tuesdays. Youth 10-18 learn basic programming with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, plus explore 3-D printing and other technologies. Makers Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 4 p.m. For info, visit www.cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Teen Writers. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 4 – 5:30 pm. 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 www.cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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 bslandau@gmail.com.

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 drumcircleconnection@gmail.com.

Corvallis Community Choir – Winter Term. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Cost: $50/term. Tuesdays. CCC is a non-audition choir dedicated to spreading joy through singing together. Music for the term will be a mixture of new selections and pieces carried over from prior terms. The director is James Moursund and Bryson Skaar is the accompanist. For info, call Nan Chaney at 541-740-6068 or email nonandjay1@gmail.com, or visit http://corvalliscommunitychoir.us.

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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