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EVENTS INFORMATION CAN CHANGE: We suggest checking event websites or phone numbers to confirm that events are still scheduled to take place.

 

Thursday, June 21

SPUN with Jaapur, Rollipolli, Pseudo. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House,126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9:00 pm. $5. Come to Cloud & Kelly’s for a night full of spun tracks!The venue is all ages until 10, when you must be 21+ to enter. The show starts at 9, so come early for a good time!

Corvallis Arts Walk. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 4-8 p.m. Free. Third Thursdays. A monthly art crawl that tours Corvallis’ fine art galleries (as well as non-gallery artistic events) and utilizes a rotating group of fine dining businesses for final destinations. The Arts Center is a great place for a first art-viewing stop, utilizing their off-street parking. For info and participating venues, visit theartscenter.net or CorvallisArtsWalk.

Slumber Party BINGO BANGO BOINGO. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. $5. Slumber Party Bingo is back at Bombs Away!! Come in your comfies with your friends for BINGO, bomb-ass beer samples from Pono Brewing, prizes, swag, and snacks! A five-dollar cover gets you in the door as well as two bingo cards to start with (50 cents per card after that). Wear your favorite pajamas or comfortable attire and get an extra raffle ticket at the door!! Nicole Garrett will be the MC of the evening along with her co-host, Courtney (Cookie) Lewis.                   

Friday, June 22

Exhibit: Around Oregon Annual 2018. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. TuesdaySaturday Noon-5 p.m. Free. Runs through July 13. The Around Oregon Annual 2018 juried exhibition showcases the artwork of artists from around the state. The exhibition is hosted by The Arts Center to allow Corvallis residents to encounter new artists, and is an opportunity for artists to show their work to a new audience. The Around Oregon Annual stays fresh with a different sensibility every year. Each year a new juror is invited from outside of the immediate community, who brings his or her distinct awareness of artists from other parts of the state. This year, The Arts Center invited Andries Fourie, artist, sculptor and curator of The High Desert Museum in Bend. For info, visit theartscenter.net/call-artists-around-oregon-annual/.

Hannah Cooper. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis.7-9 p.m.   Come see Hannah Cooper at Imagine Coffee!  

Dam Right Drag Night presents PRIDE Extravaganza. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $8. Join Lucielle S. Balls and special guest Co-Hostess Miss Dharma Prada as they take you on a journey through the extravagant! Dam Right Drag Night presents a showcase of Willamette Valley entertainers that is sure to enchant and surprise you. Enjoy performances from drag performers, poets and orators, and jokes so funny you’ll spit your drink out. Come and celebrate our history, present, and future as an LGBTQ community. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this interactive and dynamic show. This will be the drag event of the year, and you will want to be here for it. This event is for ages 16+. For ticket info visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=88402                            

Saturday, June 23

My Old Lady — Majestic Reader’s Theatre. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m.$10-12. Majestic Reader’s Theatre presents My Old Lady by Israel Horovitz. For ticket info visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=77533

The Svens. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis.7-9 p.m.  Come see The Svens at Imagine Coffee!

Dancing Plague // Ethereal Delusions // DJ Tommy Pickles. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis.10 p.m. $5. Post-Punk/Darkwave from Spokane, WA. Debut album out now on Black Verb Records.

VanFest NW Afterparty. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House,126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5. Still got some energy after a day of Vans and Rock? Keep the party going at Cloud & Kelly’s! That Coyote kicks it off and Human Ottoman sutures it back on, and if you come, maybe you’ll be invited to the twice as double above top-secret post-afterparty W/ DJ No One Who Went To Burning Man Can Touch The Stereo, so there’s that.                      

Sunday, June 24

Avery House Native Garden Work Party. Avery House Nature Center, 1200 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Help tend the native plant garden.

Sunday Wildlife Series: Pollinators. William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, 26208 Finley Refuge Rd., Corvallis. 1-3 p.m. Join the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge at their headquarters building (just outside the Wild Goose Nature Store) for a custom interpretation table! The theme and activities change each time, and there’s something for everyone. For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/events/597676407263541/

Wizard of OZ a family event with Corvallis PRIDE. The Whiteside, 361 Madison Ave., Corvallis.3 p.m. $5. When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical Land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help. For more info and tickets visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3445493?cookie_header=1                 

Monday, June 25  

Imagine Corvallis Action Network. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 5 p.m. ICAN is charged with the development and management of the Imagine Corvallis 2040 Community Action Plan, which is the implementing document for the Imagine Corvallis 2040 Vision. For more info visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-ican

Food Preservation Series — Intro to preserving fruits. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6-7:30 p.m.The OSU Extension Master Food Preserver Program presents a four-part demonstration workshop series on preventing wasted food, in collaboration with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s ‘No Food Left Behind’ project.   This session provides an introduction to preserving fruits.

Open Mic with Willamette Writers on the River. First Presbyterian Church.114 SW 8th St., Corvallis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Reading your work or work-in-progress gives you the opportunity to hear and to be heard. Does the audience sigh? Do they gasp? Do they laugh outright? Does the page read smoothly for you? In other words, does your writing bring the audience into your experience successfully? Come read for applause and explore the effectiveness of your creation.All genres are welcome. Please choose family-friendly work. No graphic violence, sex, or hate speech. For more info visit https://willamettewriters.org/corvallis/                

Tuesday, June 26

Caveman Dave Summer Tour 2018. Calapooia Brewing Company 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7-10 p.m. Hailing originally from a cave, near what is now called “The Atlantic Ocean,” this troubadour has traveled the country singing songs for 5 years. His family-friendly, “not just for kids” approach to songwriting honored him with spots at some of the longest, continuously run music festivals in the country, including the Philadelphia Folk Festival and the Oregon Country Fair.

Pencils, Pens and, Drinks with Friends. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Creativity and companionship come together during this new monthly event where the entertainment is… you! Activate the artist inside without retreating to a mountain hut, living off the land in ascetic destitution for seven years. Drawing and coloring supplies will be provided, along with fun activities and prompts in case you just need to know where to start.

Corvallis Community Band:From the British Isles. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis.8 p.m. The band typically rehearses for an hour beforehand, and the public can watch that as well. This week with guest conductor Lia Poole.            

Wednesday, June 27

Summer Medicare Q and A. Albany Lock And Key. 217 Main St., Albany. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Bring your questions regarding Medicare!  Whether you are new to Medicare, already have Medicare or wanting information for someone you know, please come to the meeting and get your questions answered.  This is a good time to look at your options and deadlines for Medicare enrollment as well as compare the Medicare plans available in your county.  This is a free event, and will repeat on the 3rd Wednesday in June, July and August. Medicare plan information and materials, as well as snacks, will be provided! For more info visit http://becky-lippmann-independent-medicare.business.site/

Watershed Management Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:15 p.m. Regularly scheduled meeting of the Board which advises City Council on watershed management matters. For more info visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-wmab/page/watershed-management-advisory-board-6

Labyrinth. The Whiteside, 361 Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5.Teenage Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) journeys through a maze to recover her baby brother (Toby Froud) from a goblin king (David Bowie). For more info and tickets visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3445480?cookie_header=1            

Thursday, June 28

Edible Garden Tour: “Watch The Garden Grow.” Starker Arts Garden, 4238 SE Research Way, Corvallis. 6-8 p.m. Explore the Dunawi Creek Community Garden and Starker Arts Garden for Education. Then they will be returning to see the growth mid and late season, each tour with a bonus stop.

Understanding & Participating in the Web. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Knowing how to read, write, and participate on the web is essential in the 21st century. In these sessions, participants ages 18 and older will gain a deeper understanding of the web by focusing on how the web works as well as the ways you can explore, contribute to, and participate in it. This is a bi-monthly sessions for adults on understanding and participating in the web every 1st & 4th Thursday ending June 28. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Conservation Book Club. Bald Hill Farm, 5700 SW Reservoir Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-8 p.m.  Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane will be discussed.

Top Girls – Majestic Reader’s Theatre. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $10-12. Majestic Reader’s Theatre presents Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, Directed by John Elliott. For ticket info visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=775334    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ONGOING

Albany Farmers’ Market. Fourth & Ellsworth. Saturdays. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 21. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For info, visit locallygrown.org/home/. 

Albany Historic Carousel & Museum. Historic Carousel & Museum, 503 First Ave. West, Albany. Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday & Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The project’s simple Vision is to “enchant young and old alike with the finest carousel in the world, promote the artistry of carousel building by sharing our skills and talents and build community spirit by opening our venue to events and activities.” With this Vision in mind, the carousel opened the carving and painting studio to anyone from the age of fourteen and up regardless of skill or background and began the process of getting 52 animals adopted, carved, and painted. There is also a wonderful museum that looks at the American carousel history. For info, visit albanycarousel.com/.

Argentine Tango Class. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. 8-10 p.m. First and third Thursday of the month. $5. Argentine tango dance class. Lesson from 8-9 p.m. Followed by practica (practice) from 9-10 p.m. No experience necessary. No partner needed. Drop-ins welcome. For info, visit facebook.com/groups/OSUArgentineTango/.  

Ballroom Dance Lessons. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. $8 per person per lesson or $25 for all 4 weeks ($40 per couple). Please join Ron Hershel and Lua Siegel for weekly dance lessons. You will be introduced to Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, and Cha Cha, followed by open dance. All ages and skill levels (including beginners) are encouraged to join. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.  

Bike Polo. Lincoln Tennis Courts, SE Alexander & SE Debord. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. For info, https://www.facebook.com/groups/Corvallisbikepolo/about/

Blues Jam. Calapooia Brewing Company 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 4-6 p.m. Sundays. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.  

Bryson Skaar. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. See Bryson Skaar at Imagine Coffee on Mondays. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net 

Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.

Chen-Style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) Lessons. First Alternative Co-op, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Every Wednesday. $50/month. Taijiquan is an ancient form of internal martial art also known as moving meditation. Regular practice of Taiji has been shown to increase balance, health, and longevity. Within this class, learn the complete old and new frame forms (Laojia and Xinjia), sword, broadsword, and other weapons forms, tuishou, and applications. The overall goals are to increase energy cultivation, expression, and awareness. For info, visit facebook.com/Xilin.Martial.Arts/. 

Corvallis Autoimmune Support Group. First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op South Meeting Room, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. Second Wednesdays. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by Dr. Deborah Anderson, a functional medicine trained naturopathic physician, who specializes in helping women with autoimmune conditions. Space is limited. For more info and to RSVP, visit DrDeborah.com/events.

Corvallis Arts Walk. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 4-8 p.m. Free. Third Thursdays. A monthly art crawl that tours Corvallis’s fine art galleries (as well as non-gallery artistic events) and utilizes a rotating group of fine dining businesses for final destinations. The Arts Center is a great place for a first art-viewing stop, utilizing their off-street parking. For info and participating venues, visit theartscenter.net or facebook.com/CorvallisArtsWalk.

Corvallis Community Choir. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Dr., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. $50 or $5/week. Tuesday. Runs through June 19. A group of singers who meet once a week at the Unitarian Fellowship to learn how to sing and to spread the joy. You do not have to audition to join in the fun, just come ready to stretch your musical ability. Many of them do not even read music. Children are welcome to attend with their parents. Occasionally, they land a gig. For info, visit corvalliscommunitychoir.us/.

Corvallis Community Drum Circle. Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd St., Corvallis. 7-8 p.m. Free. First Saturdays. Park and enter through the rear, corner of 23rd and Monroe. All ages and skill levels welcome. Instruments provided or bring your own. For info, contact Michelle Lovrich at drumcircleconnection@gmail.com. 

Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Corvallis. Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 21. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For info, visit locallygrown.org/home/. 

Corvallis Meditation Circle of Self Realization Fellowship. 761 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. Sunday 10 a.m. and Thursday 7 p.m. Free. Founded in 1920 by ParamahansaYogananda, Author of Autobiography of a Yogi. For info, visit corvallismeditation.org/. 

Corvallis Squares Square Dance. First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. Second and fourth Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. $5. The Corvallis Squares host a Square Dance on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. For info, call 541-745-7121 or 503-569-2504 or visit corvallissquares.com.

Exhibit: Around Oregon Annual 2018. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. TuesdaySaturday Noon-5 p.m. Free. Runs through July 13. The Around Oregon Annual 2018 juried exhibition showcases the artwork of artists from around the state. The exhibition is hosted by the Arts Center to allow Corvallis residents encounter new artists, and is an opportunity for artists to show their work to a new audience. The Around Oregon Annual stays fresh with a different sensibility every year. Each year a new juror is invited from outside of the immediate community, who brings his or her distinct awareness of artists from other parts of the state. This year, the Arts Center invited Andries Fourie, artist, sculptor and curator of the High Desert Museum in Bend. For info, visit theartscenter.net/call-artists-around-oregon-annual/.

Exhibit: Circa 1920: Roaring into the Modern Age. Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. TuesdaySaturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Runs through Dec 28. The exhibition provides an opportunity to reflect on the similarities and differences of life in America 100 years ago as illustrated through the objects in our museum collections. For info, visit bentoncountymuseum.org/. 

Exhibit: Rosalie Lingo. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. TuesdaySaturday Noon-5 p.m. Free. Runs through June 7. Rosalie Lingo received The Arts Center’s Student Award for Excellence in 2017. The prize for this new award is a one person exhibit in the Corrine Woodman Gallery. This May, The Arts Center fulfills the prize and Ms. Lingo’s work will be on display. In her current series of artwork, Ms. Lingo is interested in the experience of being a human and in the complexities of human emotions and events: “My artworks intend to capture the identities and experiences surrounding the idea of what it means to inhabit a human body. Social, physical, emotional, sexual, and mental narratives are the basis for my artworks.” For info, visit theartscenter.net/. 

Free Drop-In Daoist Meditation Group. First-Alternative Co-op, 2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis. 9-10 a.m. Every Sunday. Free. Learn an ancient form of Daoist Meditation called ‘Preserving the Light of the One.’ This technique is simple yet profoundly powerful. Regular practice restores peace, harmony, and balance, and promotes health and longevity. For info, visit facebook.com/Xilin.Martial.Arts/. 

Free Range Open Mic at Bombs Away. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Fourth Thursday of each month. Free. Open to players of all levels of experience. Get your music heard, do some networking with other musicians, or just sit and enjoy the variety. Sign-ups start at 7:30 p.m. and fill up fast. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/. 

Free Range Open Mic at Cloud and Kelly’s. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Second Thursday of each month. Free. Open to players of all levels of experience. Get your music heard, do some networking with other musicians, or just sit and enjoy the variety. Sign-ups start at 7:30 p.m. and fill up fast. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com. 

Funk Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., or Cloud and Kelly’s, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. Core group brings drum kit/backline and keep the music moving as players who sign up join on various instruments. First Thursdays at Bombs Away Café. Third Thursdays at Cloud and Kelly’s. For info, visit facebook.com/corvallisfunkandjazzjam/.

Gratitude’s UpBeat Café. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Fourth Saturday of every month. Free. Local Corvallis jazz/blues musicians who draw their influences from the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Keith Jarrett, along with funky dance music to free jazz chaos. They use music to connect audiences to the spiritual dimension of life, with an open mind, nurturing what is positive and life-affirming. Dancing, toe tapping and cheers all around are definitely welcome. For info, visit gratitudejazzband.com./

Guitar Group. Community Outreach Inc., 865 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis. Tuesdays. A group of guitar players (all skill levels) that meet once a week at Community Outreach Inc. We learn music, share conversation & try new jams out.

Gumbo Live Music. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. First and Third Wednesday of the month. Vocal & Instrumental music. Less familiar vintage gems, & Original songs and compositions created to capture the spirit and styles of the popular music of the depression era 1930’s, especially the southern regions and the strong influence of the black musicians who performed at that time and created so much excellent music…with an emphasis on having fun and creating synergy. For info, visit facebook.com/Gumbo-76667816843/.

Jazz Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., or Cloud and Kelly’s, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. Core group brings drum kit/backline and keep the music moving as players who sign up join on various instruments. Second Wednesdays at Bombs Away and fourth Thursdays at Cloud and Kelly’s. For info, visit facebook.com/corvallisfunkandjazzjam. 

La Leche League of Oregon – Corvallis. Corvallis Birth & Women’s Health Center, 2314 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis. 10 a.m. First Wednesday of the month. La Leche League is an international, non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. For info, visit lalecheleagueoregon.webs.com/localcorvallis or facebook.com/groups/106376482784079/. 

Makers Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4–5:30 p.m. Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Free creative and hands-on program for all ages, learn basic programming with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, plus explore 3D printing and other technologies. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/makers/.

Mid-Valley Bike Club Saturday Rides. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. Free. The MVBC is a non-profit club centered in Corvallis, Oregon. The club was founded in 1974, and is open to cyclists of all ages and abilities. They have several ride options every Saturday morning touring the surrounding Willamette Valley and Coast Range Mountains. October-April rides meet at 9 and 10 a.m. unless noted otherwise, Saturday morning rides depart at 15 minutes past the hour from the Osborn Aquatic Center near the corner of Circle Blvd. and Highland Dr. For info, visit sites.google.com/mvbc.com/web/.

MIME Speaks: Toastmasters. OSU: 226 Rogers Hall, 2000 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:00 a.m. Tuesdays 

Mindful Monday Yoga. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. $5. Yoga can increase flexibility and improve athletic performance. Not only can Yoga help maintain a balanced metabolism, it can also improve Cardio and circulatory health. Yoga Flow is a series of movements that incorporate breathe and vinyasa. This class is suitable for all levels. For info, visit studiocloud9pilates.com/. 

Music a la Carte. Oregon State, Memorial Union Lounge, MU, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Fridays. Noon. Free. This lunch-hour concert series has been a tradition at Oregon State University since 1969. The concerts take place in the beautiful Memorial Union Lounge, most Fridays during fall, spring and winter term. They feature a variety of OSU music ensembles, faculty and student musicians, as well as regional, national and international guest artists. For info, visit mu.oregonstate.edu/main/music-la-carte. 

Oregon State Toastmasters. OSU, 3050 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 12 p.m. a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. A diversity of members and our interests make for a wonderful range of speech topics which broaden our knowledge and challenge us to improve our communication and leadership skills weekly in a supportive and friendly environment. Guests are always welcome. For info, visit HYPERLINK “http://osutm.toastmastersclubs.org/http://osutm.toastmastersclubs.org/

OSUsed Store Sale. Property Services Building, OSU Campus, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Noon-3 p.m. Items for sale include computers and computer accessories, furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, sporting goods, laboratory materials, household items, bicycles, Beaver sports gear, and much more. For info, visit fa.oregonstate.edu.

Pekiti-Tirsia Kali (Filipino Martial Arts) Lessons. Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. Noon-1 p.m. Every Sunday. $50/month. Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a Filipino Martial Arts system that focuses on close-quarter offensive techniques. Lessons include Single and Double Stick, Single and Double Knife, Stick and Knife, and Empty Hand Techniques. Instructor Jeff Kelly has over 30 years of martial arts experience and is a LakanGuro in PTK under the Grand Tuhon, Leo T. Gaje. The first two lessons are free. For info, visit facebook.com/Xilin.Martial.Arts/. 

Pilates for Runners and Athletes. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. Mondays and Wednesdays. 5-5:45 p.m. Although running and walking are great cardiovascular work, both can lead to imbalances in the body because they are linear movements. Pilates has many benefits for runners, including increased core strength, posture imbalance correction, and increased balance in the muscles of the back and hips. For info, visit studiocloud9pilates.com/schedule/. 

Planet Boogie. Downtown Dance, 223 NW Second St., Corvallis 8-9:30 p.m. Most second Saturdays. $5-10 suggested donation. Planet Boogie is a freestyle, ecstatic dance event, featuring eclectic and world beat music. Family friendly. Set personal intentions and find joy. Dance floor requires bare feet or shoes that are clean soled. For info, call 541-752-1997.

Revenge Cycling & Racing Group Ride. Peak Sports, 207 NW Second St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Looking to get some road rides in this year? Revenge Cycling & Racing is hosting group rides from Peak Sports on the first and third Saturday of each month. For info, visit facebook.com/Revenge-Cycling-Racing-1563600090320970/. 

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

Rusty Hinges. Calapooia Brewing Company.140 NE Hill St., Albany. Come see the Rusty Hinges every Thursday at Calapooia Brewing Company! For more info, visit http://calapooiabrewing.com/blog/

SAGE Volunteer Work Party. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 3-6 p.m. Free. Tuesday. Runs through Oct 30. You’re invited to join the Corvallis Environmental Center at their SAGE Garden in the Bruce Starker Arts Park on Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m., April through October, to help out in the garden. Learn about production gardening and help grow food for families in the community who cannot afford fresh vegetables. No gardening experience is necessary and all skill levels are appreciated. Show up when you can and leave when you need to. For info, visit corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/eci/getinvolved/workparties/.

Taoist Meditation Group. First Alternative Co-op North Store, 2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis, Sundays 9-10 a.m. Free. Preserving the Light of the One. For info, email docneedlestcm@gmail.com.

Teen Writers. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Teens in middle and high school are invited to this writers’ group focused on exploring writing with other teens. Meets every first and third Thursday. Led by Rita Feinstein, MFA student, OSU. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

The Majestic Reader’s Theater. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors. Last Sundays. The company will offer a production in the reader’s theater style: trained actors, with scripts in hand, make the play come alive through vocal talent, facial expressions, and minimal staging. Reader’s theater plays are a fun, accessible way to experience contemporary works by famous modern playwrights that might not otherwise be performed here. For info or tickets, visit majesticreaderstheater.wordpress.com.

Thirsty Thursday Trivia. Deluxe Brewing Company, 635 NE Water Ave., Albany. 7 p.m. 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. No Cover, Free to Attend for Adults 21+.

Tribal Style Bellydance.  Odd Fellows Hall, 223 Southwest 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $10-$12. Come to Odd Fellows for Tribal Style Belly dance every Thursday night. Everyone welcome! The class is open to all ages and levels (teens dance for FREE). For info, visit http://www.tribalrisingdance.com/

Underwater Hockey. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. Wednesdays. Gear is offered on a first come, first served basis. Your first 4 times there’s no charge. After that, if you need to borrow gear there will be a $5 charge. After your first month, we ask that you join the club. Dues are $50 annually. 

Need something listed here? Email us at calendar@corvallisadvocate.com with the name of your event, volunteer opportunity, peer group, public meeting, art exhibit, live performance, or any other community happenings and include the address, time, and cost, along with a brief description. To be in print by Thursday, submit by midnight Friday of the previous week. Thanks for reading. Take care, Corvallis.

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