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Thursday, April 28

Three for Silver and Vandfald and Worthy Brewing Tasting. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. Free. Tasting runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Music starts at 9 p.m. Three for Silver runs off the friction of opposing forces. Thunderous bass and dreamy melody, baritone growl and smooth soprano, new music and timeworn style. Vandfald is a four-piece indie rock band based out of Oregon formed by brothers Matthew and Joshua Lucas. They are most known for their soothing delicate rock sound, with both modern and throw-back implements. 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.

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.

Edwin Huizinga and William Coulter. The Troubadour, 521 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $18 in advance, $20 at the door; $2 discount for CFS members or seniors. Tickets available at Grassroots Bookstore or The Troubadour. This duo makes music that will take you on a journey into the elements of classical, folk, and contemporary musical traditions from around the world. The journey will take your mind and your heart from a Prelude by Bach, to an Irish reel, from a tango by Piazzolla, to a Spanish love song, from Winter by Vivaldi, to a Balkan dance tune. Expressive and compelling melodies, fiery and graceful rhythms, and imaginative arrangements unite this diverse music. For info, visit http://corvallisfolklore.org/home/concerts/.

Wild Hog in the Woods. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewingcompany.com.

Friday, April 29

Studio262 Artist Garage Sale. Studio262, 425 SW Madison Ave. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free. Local gallery and art supply store Studio262 is hosting the second annual Artist Garage Sale from April 29 to May 1 during the OSU Moms’ Weekend. Local artists are cleaning out their studios which means great deals on art, books, art supplies, and more. Studio262 will have many art supplies on sale, too. Everyone is welcome to come and shop these great deals conveniently located on 4th and Madison, just inside the Madison Plaza lobby. Artists can sign up to sell online at http://www.studio262gallery.com/call. Hours on Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours on Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For info, visit www.studio262gallery.com.

Faery Free-for-All. Ashbrook Theatre, 4045 SW Research Way. 7 p.m. Cost: $8. Runs through May 1. Scotland’s magical faery folk, both friendly and fearsome, gather in a moonlit meadow to learn from each other how to be naughty and nice. This rough and tumble, rollicking comedy comes to life as Ashbrook students from pre-K through eighth grade take the stage for the school’s annual spring production. For info and tickets, call 541-766-1063, ext. 254.

Austin Sweeney. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net.

The Emerald City Jazz Kings: Sentimental Journey – E=mcSwing. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12.50 to $25. In the final installment of their three-part series, the Emerald City Jazz Kings will examine the last four years of the Swing Era, 1943 through 1946. Expect even more hits from the likes of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James, and Bing Crosby. In addition to those, the show will also include songs from Judy Garland, Les Brown, Doris Day, Tommy Dorsey, Peggy Lee, and Nat King Cole. For info, visit www.theshedd.org/divp/series.aspx?series=3125&event=3131.

Improv Smackdown: Calapooia Brewing vs. 2 Towns Ciderhouse. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $10 to $12. In the style of Comedy Sports and Whose Line Is It Anyway? comes Improv at The Majestic’s Improv Smackdown! Join Corvallis’ top improvisational comedians and performers for a night of completely made-up mad-cap madness, where even the games played are chosen, by you, on the spot! These shows sell out fast, buy tickets early. If it sells out, there is a second showing on April 30. For info, visit www.majestic.org.

Chamber Music Corvallis: Adaskin String Trio and Thomas Gallant. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cost: $26 to $29. The 57th season of Chamber Music Corvallis features five new ensembles with four “new” instrument configurations and a new concert venue. The Adaskin String Trio has won over audiences internationally with exuberant and stirring performances. Thomas Gallant, oboe, is also president of MCM Arts & Entertainment. For info, visit www.chambermusiccorvallis.org.

Best Cellar. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. 7:30 p.m. Sliding scale: $2 to $10. The Best Cellar is a once-a-month evening of acoustic music, at a price anyone can afford. At 7:30 p.m., Tim Hardin and Friends will play. A folksinger and part-time satirist, Tim brings unique musical stylings and cultural perspectives to the stage. At 8:30 p.m., Mike and Carleen McCornack will take the stage. Songwriting great Bill Staines has reviewed Mike and Carleen as “Beautiful melodies, great musicians. Pure heartfelt vocals all blended together into music that will leave you smiling in your heart.” For info, visit http://corvallisfolklore.org/home/coffeehouse/.

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

Linden Wood. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Linden Wood performs a variety of genres and will be performing after opener Peter Cornett. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.

Saturday, April 30

Independent Book Store Day at The Book Bin. The Book Bin, 215 SW 4th St. All day. Free. Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at The Book Bin on Saturday, April 30. Join 420 independent bookstores in 48 states for parties, author readings, in-store events, and exclusive day-of merchandise. The Book Bin will be celebrating with an author event with Lorraine Anderson, author of Wild in the Willamette and Earth & Eros. We will have two children’s story times with Officer Luther MacLean and Eric Wayne Dickey, author of the children’s book Alex the Ant Goes to the Beach. There will be many other fun events throughout the day for both children and adults as well as prizes and raffles. Look for a calendar of events on the shop’s Facebook page or in the store. The Book Bin will also offer exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. For info, visit www.bookbin.com.

Independent Book Store Day at Grass Roots. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW 2nd St. 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Free. Grass Roots will be participating in the second annual Independent Book Store Day with a full day of celebration complete with giveaways, raffles, discounts, and refreshments. Free raffles, refreshments, lithograph tattoo, books for children, and Indies First shopping bags to the first 15 to make a purchase. For info, visit www.grassrootsbookstore.com.

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

The Reluctant Dragon. Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 NW 9th St. 7 p.m. Free; $5 suggested donation. The Arc of Benton County Drama Squad, a performing arts class for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, presents The Reluctant Dragon on Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m. A dragon is discovered living in a cave in a small village. Due to the bad reputation that all dragons have, the town folk decide that they must enlist St. George to slay him, but one kind boy decides to befriend the dragon instead. Can the boy convince everyone, including his own father, to leave the dragon alone? For info, visit www.arcbenton.org.

Pete Kozak. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net.

Shakespeare with David Ogden Stiers. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave. 7 p.m. Cost: $23 for main floor, $18 balcony. The Corvallis Repertory Singers, an award-winning choral ensemble, will commemorate the 400-year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with a concert on Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Whiteside Theatre. Emmy Award-nominated actor David Ogden Stiers will be the featured guest artist. The concert is the season finale, “If Music Be the Food of Love, Sing on!” and Stiers will recite a number of Shakespeare’s sonnets and soliloquies as part of the concert. Stiers has had an illustrious career on stage and screen, and in classical music. The concert includes a series of songs based on Shakespearean texts interspersed with readings from well-known Shakespearean plays. For info and tickets, visit www.repsing.org.

Milo Matthews. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewingcompany.com.

Mule on Fire. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.cloudandkellys.com.

The Svens. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Cost: $5. The Svens, cowboy surf poetry. Drake, Missouri is a small town eight days off the Oregon Trail. Tongue-in-cheek pioneer surf. Suited for all ages, no one’s left out. For info, visit www.bombsawaycafe.com.

DTW. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 10 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.cloudandkellys.com.

Sunday, May 1

Corvallis Spring Garden Festival. Arts Center Plaza, 700 SW Madison Ave. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Corvallis’ 29th annual Spring Garden Festival will be held Sunday, May 1 at the Arts Center Plaza at Central Park. This free event features 40 vendors with annuals, perennials, specialty plants, flower baskets, and garden art. The Benton County Master Gardeners will host a day-long plant clinic, as well as continuous workshops on a variety of gardening topics, including attracting native pollinators and growing tomatoes. Local musicians will provide entertainment throughout the day, and food and snacks will be available. For info, visit www.madisonavenuetaskforce.org.

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

Lawrence A. Landis Reading and Signing. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW 2nd St. 2 p.m. Free. Lawrence A. Landis will be reading from and signing his book, A School for the People. A School for the People tells the story of OSU’s nearly 150 years as a land grant institution through more than 500 photographs, maps, documents, and extensive captions. In-depth chapters focus on themes such as campus development, the growth of academics, the evolution of research as a major focus of the university, campus life and organizations, and, of course, athletics. A capsule history includes many of the iconic photographs associated with the university. Written by a longtime archivist at OSU’s Special Collections & Archives Research Center, it tells the full, dynamic story of this multifaceted and living university. For info, visit www.grassrootsbookstore.com.

Beltane Celebration. Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. 3 – 7 p.m. Free. Family-friendly community event to celebrate this time of year – with time to connect, followed by a ritual and a potluck. For info, visit www.uucorvallis.org.

A Change Is Gonna Come. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 7 p.m. Free. A Change Is Gonna Come is a readers’ theater production that will include readings, comedy, song, and theater highlighting a diverse labor movement through time. The performance honors the struggles of working people for gender, racial, environmental, and economic justice, and promotes a vision of a better world for all. For info, visit www.cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Monday, May 2

Two Candidates on the Future of Benton County – Special City Club Meeting. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. 7 p.m. Free. Roads, health, and public safety are the three big drivers of the $215 million two-year Benton County budget. However, in the past year, county government has wrestled with proposals to build a new jail, to establish a bike trail between Corvallis and Albany, and to address homelessness. The historic courthouse is unlikely to survive a major earthquake. Water supplies may not be adequate in some areas to meet growing demand. In short, despite having one of Oregon’s lowest unemployment rates and highest per capita income rankings, Benton County faces difficult choices ahead. At the May 2 Corvallis City Club meeting, two candidates in the Democratic primary will discuss what they see as major issues and offer their approaches to addressing them. There is no primary election on the Republican ticket. For info, visit www.cityclubofcorvallis.org.

Corvallis Guitar Society May Meeting. Gracewinds Music, 137 SW 3rd St. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. The featured artist for the evening is Jamie Stillway. Jamie is an accomplished finger-style guitarist now living in Portland. She is in demand both as a performer and instructor and receives great reviews. The event is free but donations are accepted. For info, visit www.corvallisguitarsociety.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, May 3

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.

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.

Drink ‘n’ Draw. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 7 p.m. Free. Local artists meet up for brews and shop talk. All skill levels welcome. For info, visit www.cloudandkellys.com.

Meditation. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 5:45 p.m. Cost: $5. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

Wednesday, May 4

Death Café Corvallis. 26th Street Beanery, 2541 NW Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. Free. Got thoughts about mortality? 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, religious or anti-religious organization, political committee, or sales pitch. Our welcoming, friendly, and supportive café is open to everyone who participates in a welcoming, friendly, and supportive manner. Our guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality. Come drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death with interesting people. For info, visit www.facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email deathcafecorvallis@gmail.com.

Majestic Playwright’s Lab. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free. The Majestic Playwrights Lab meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre. Script submissions must be received a week prior to the meeting. 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 www.majestic.org.

Open Mic. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewingcompany.com.

Thursday, May 5

Understanding Pain. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Free. The biology of pain and how we experience it is complex and terrifically interesting. John Kiesel, a physical therapist and orthopedic specialist, will guide you through the science of pain and discuss strategies for controlling it. This presentation is for anyone who wants a better understanding of how pain works, whether you suffer or not. For info, visit www.cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Free Range Open Mic and Portland Brewing Tasting. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. Free. Tasting runs from 6 to 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.

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

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

Open Source Improv. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.cloudandkellys.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.

Albany Farmers’ Market. SW Ellsworth St. and SW 4th Ave. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 19. Features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For info, visit http://locallygrown.org/home.

Corvallis Farmers’ Market. NW Jackson Ave. and NW 1st St. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. Runs through Nov. 23. Features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For info, visit http://locallygrown.org/home.

Open Call for Submissions: Call to Student Photographers. Studio262, 425 SW Madison Ave., Ste. G. 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. No deadline, but entries will close after first 80 submissions. Studio262 is pleased to announce its open community photography student show, From Our View. Students in grades 6 to 12 may submit up to three photos, square format, via an online entry form. Category prizes will be awarded. No fees to submit. No printing/framing needed. Studio262 will print and display your photos for you! All photos must be for sale, with students receiving 60% of any sale of their photography. Any unsold photos may be purchased back by the student artist at cost if desired. We hope you choose to submit an entry and join us for a fun show celebrating the talents, intuition, and view of our local students. Show opens May 12. For info, visit www.studio262galley.com.

Exhibit: Pretty in Bleak: The Printed Works of Vesper White. Living Room Gallery, The Underground, 425 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Living Room Gallery presents Pretty in Bleak: The Printed Works of Vesper White. Funny, morbid, surreal, and deeply moving works created with various printmaking techniques by Corvallis resident Vesper White. For info, visit Living Room Gallery.

Exhibit: 3 Narratives. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Runs through May 14. Three artists, Larry Calkins, Georgianna Nehl, and Liisa Rahkonen, show narrative works in mixed media, paintings complemented with small altars, and ceramic sculpture. Each has a strong, distinct voice and particular style of storytelling and the use of metaphor. Their narratives are based in different traditions, from intuitive Neolithic and animalistic and folkloric outsider, or naïve art, to highly refined imagery based on the I-Ching. For info, visit www.theartscenter.net.

Exhibit: Photography by Koa Tom and Adam Wood. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Runs through May 21. Koa Tom and Adam Wood show photographic works with complementary styles, stories, and perspectives. The similarities and differences in the styles are seen in Koa Tom’s micro details and contemplative moments in nature and the expansive environments captured by Adam Wood. Between the two artists, viewers are shown both micro and macro views of natural spaces and are left with an openness to explore their own narratives and thoughts. For info, visit www.theartscenter.net.

Exhibit: Ben Buswell. Fairbanks Gallery, 220 SW 26th St. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through May 25. Ben Buswell (b. 1974, Dallas, Oregon) is a sculptor whose work spans a variety of media, from ceramics to incised photographs, using processes such as doubling and repetitive mark-making to highlight the temporal nature of the work. Buswell’s work appears in various public and private collections, and has been supported by grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission, and Ford Family Foundation, including a Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts. Buswell holds an MFA from the Univeristy of Wisconsin at Madison and a BFA from Oregon State University. He lives and works in Oregon. For info, visit www.oregonstate.edu/fairbanksgallery.

Exhibit: Loosely Bound: A 10-Year Creative Journey. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through May 26. This year’s fiber show, Loosely Bound: A 10-Year Creative Journey, will be displayed at Oregon State University through May 26. The exhibit will be in the Giustina Gallery at the LaSells Stewart Center. Nancy Bryant was inspired to start a fiber group in 2005, and members chose the name Loosely Bound. It reflects the ties they have to each other and the traditions they come from, but also the respect they have for their differences in design, interests, technique, and palette. For info, visit oregonstate.edu/lasells/gallery.

Exhibit: Wearing the World. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW 9th St. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through May 31. Wearing the World, Local Traditions, Global Connections. Featuring textiles from countries and cultures around the world. Beautiful pieces from India, Mexico, Cambodia, Thailand, and much more! For info, visit www.cmlcenter.org.

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. 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 aged 10 to 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 – Spring Term. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Cost: $50 per term. Tuesdays. Runs through June 7. 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, contact Barbara Melton at 541-231-7838 or barbarajmelton@msn.com, or visit http://corvalliscommunitychoir.us.

Ukulele Cabaret. First Alternative South Store, 1007 SE 3rd St. 7 – 9 p.m. First Fridays except July and November. 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. 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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