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Thursday, June 23

Cajun Celebration of Summer. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission: $70. Join the Arts Center’s all-day art, music, and dance party to celebrate the start of summer in a Cajun way. They will paint a giant mural of the bayou, learn and practice the two step, sample Cajun food, and then learn to fiddle (with the mural as a backdrop) with renowned fiddler Kelly Thibodeaux. No experience necessary and fiddles will be available for all. This party will be an unforgettable experience and a delightful way to celebrate the beginning of a glorious summer. For more information about the camp, information about the scholarship money that is available, or for assistance with registering, contact John Byrne at Registration is limited to 15. For info, visit

Language of Music Study Course. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 6:30 p.m. Cost: $20 for a book to enroll in the course. This class will teach students how to read the language of music. This is a beginner’s course, but it would be good for those who need to brush up on their skills. For info, visit

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

John Shipe. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Friday, June 24

Friends of the Library Super Summer Blowout Book Sale. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Free. The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library announce a Super Summer Blowout Sale from June 24 to June 26. The sale will feature lazy, summertime reading books, and several areas of overstocked books including children’s, youth, cooking, gardening, biography, mystery, and both hardcover and paperback fiction. All adult books are priced at $2 and all children’s at $1. For info, visit

The DeadBeats. Emerson Vineyards, 11665 Airlie Rd., Monmouth. 6 – 9 p.m. Cost: $7.50 plus a can of food. This Friday, the Emerson Vineyards are hosting the DeadBeats. This is the first time for them at Emerson Vineyards. Bring friends and dinner and enjoy the music from the past. For info, visit

Seniors of the Sahara. Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. SW, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12 general admission, $9 senior/junior. SYLVIA Goldberg, a respectable retired New Jersey school teacher, brings home more than just souvenirs upon returning from her grandson’s wedding in Israel. Sylvie’s troubles begin when she realizes that the old teapot she purchased at an outdoor market is actually a priceless relic containing a geriatric genie, “Eugene,” with a bad back and a penchant for vodka and V8. Keeping Eugene a secret from her three best friends, Mabel, Thelma, and Fannie, proves to be nearly as difficult as protecting herself from Eugene’s former master who follows Sylvie home and threatens her at knife point. Seniors of the Sahara is a magical romantic comedy for seniors and “juniors” of all ages. For info, visit

Becky’s New Car. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $14 to $16. Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare. Becky’s New Car is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken. For info, visit

David Burroughs. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Linden Wood with Peter Cornett. Sky High Brewing and Pub, 160 NW Jackson Ave. 8 p.m. No cover. Local music lovers are all familiar with Linden Wood’s unique country rock style, as well as his work with other area bands such as 30 Pound Test. We are lucky to snatch him up for one night as he passes thru the valley Friday, June 24. Peter Cornett of acclaimed NW band Floater will be opening the show with an acoustic set from his solo project Riverboat. Catch these two very talented performers on the roof, all while taking in a beautiful Corvallis sunset. For info, visit Sky High Brewing or

Saturday, June 25

Sick Town Garage Sale and Fundraiser. 11th and Circle Ave. 8 a.m. Free. Since the Sick Town Derby Dames last yard/garage sale was such a big hit, they’re going to have a spring and fall sale this year! You’ll find awesome deals, delicious baked goods, and the raddest Sick Town merch, all set to the most excellent music. They’ve all been collecting some really amazing pieces, so join them as you search for your next second-hand treasure, your next favorite shirt, your next afternoon snack must-have! You may even make your next best derby friend. For info, visit

SAGE Art in the Garden Workshop Series: Willow Basket Weaving. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $10 to $15 sliding scale, plus $7 materials fee. Learn how to grow, harvest, and forage basket-making materials sustainably. Practice proper harvesting and make a small basket to take home. For info, email

Alaffia Bike Drive. First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op, 1007 SE 3rd St. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Collecting used adult bikes, any condition, and bike parts to send to Togo, West Africa for students to get to school. Donate a bike and empower a student. You’ll also receive a raffle ticket for a free basket full of Alaffia products. For info, visit

Parish Gap at Elks Lodge Fundraiser. Elks Lodge Corvallis, 1400 NW 9th St. 3 – 6 p.m. Free. Parish Gap will be playing at the Elks Lodge to help raise money for eyeglasses for low-income residences. For info, visit

$5 Yoga. LiveWell Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 4 p.m. Cost: $5. For info, visit

Mango Django. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Improv Jam XL. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 8 p.m. Cost: $5. This Jam is soooo big we have to move it downstairs to the main theater and make it XTRA LARGE. Looking to play some fun improv games, but nowhere to play and no one to play with? Not anymore! “No Offense: The Improv Jam” is a fun-filled evening of made-up comedy where anyone in the audience can volunteer to play games on stage. For info, visit

Bush Pilots. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Symmetry/Symmetry. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9 p.m. Cost: $5. The band’s intense bond with one another is evident in an effortless synergy that inevitably results in the ravishing harmonies and sheer rhapsody they induce. With a penchant for the unanticipated, symmetry/symmetry leverages dramatically synchronized pauses followed by the occasional Chinese fire drill instrumental and lively antics, each enthralling to the listener. For info, visit

Sunday, June 26

Detox Retox. Block 15 Taproom, 3415 SW Deschutes St. 10:15 a.m. Cost: $15 includes post-class pint. Yoga and beer: two ancient traditions with proven health benefits. Join Urban Yoga for an outdoor vinyasa-style class designed for all levels to have fun in the sun. BYOM (bring your own mat). A certified instructor will lead you through an hour of detox for your body and Block 15 will provide the after-class ice cold pint. Nonalcoholic options are available. For info, email

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

Island Music. Crystal Lake Boat Launch, 100 SE Fischer Ln. 1 – 4:30 p.m. Free concert event series hosted by local rock/folk/country duo The Barker Gypsies as well as an ongoing community art project named A People’s Map of Corvallis. The duo will be performing covers and originals, and will be shooting a music video with aerial footage provided by Dave Patana of the Benton County Radio Control Club. For info, visit

HOUR Trader’s Local Market Summer Celebration. Central City Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave. 1 – 5 p.m. Free admission. This is a celebration of all things local: local food, arts, crafts, fun, music and dancing all afternoon. Browse the HOUR Trader’s Marketplace where all vendors accept both US dollars and HOURS—Corvallis’ own local currency. The festive outdoor park setting make it an fun event for the whole family. Pass through, or stay for the entire afternoon. For info, visit

Majestic Reader’s Theatre Presents Tuesdays with Morrie. Majestic Lab Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Cost: $10 to $12. Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life. For info, visit

Monday, June 27

Yoga in the Gallery. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 6 p.m. Suggested donation: $5. For info, visit

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

Tuesday, June 28

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

Benton County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update Open House. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. Free. An open house for the Benton County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update will be held on Tuesday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Library, to discuss the plan and receive feedback from county residents. 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 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 or

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

Concert in the Park. Central City Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. Free. On June 28, there will be a patriotic concert in Central Park. For info, visit

Wednesday, June 29

Yoga for Runners and Athletes. LiveWell Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 5:45 a.m. Cost: 14 days for $30. Yoga for Runners and Athletes is a cross-training class for athletes to help improve strength, flexibility, recovery, stability, and a strong mental focus. For info, visit

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

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 or email

The Receiver. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Thursday, June 30

Parish Gap at Philomath Music in Park. Philomath City Park, 231 S 23rd St., Philomath. 6 – 9 p.m. Free. Parish Gap will be performing to raise money for the school district’s arts and music programs. For info, visit

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

Sammy Holmes and The Hometown Prophets. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit

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

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

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

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

Exhibit: Ugly Art Room Presents Anatomy Stitchings. The Foundry Annex, 354 SW Madison Ave. 4 – 6 p.m. Runs through end of month. Ugly Art Room will present a solo show featuring anatomical stitchings by NYC-based artist Hannah Lamar Koelbl. During the opening reception on Saturday there will also be a live art performance. For info, visit

Exhibit: Nostalgia in Oregon Landscapes: Eric French and Marianne Post. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Runs through June 25. Photographer Erich French and pastel painter Marianne Post create images of the Oregon landscape which leave us with a sense of nostalgia. Their work will fill the Corrine Woodman Galleries in the Arts Center. While nostalgia is seen often as a sentimental longing or a wistful affection for the past, almost a form of melancholy, both artists show a more positive form of nostalgia. They see more than a general interest in the past; as the French say, “the good old days,” they both portray their own times or experiences, remembered with fondness, which gives their work a certain “softness.” For info, visit

Exhibit: Art About Ag 2016: Agriculture of the American Landscape. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Intricate agrarian heritages, including agriculture practiced by Native Americans for centuries and influences from colonist and immigrant settlers, evolved into the practices and sciences of our country’s modern agriculture. It involves cultivating food and fiber, and managing related natural resources. To celebrate and be inspired by American agriculture, its heritage, and evolution, the College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University, is organizing its 34th annual Art About Agriculture art exhibition this year, embracing artistic perspectives on the theme, Agriculture of the American Landscape. For info, visit

Exhibit: Manthology. New Morning Bakery, 219 SW 2nd St. 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Runs through July 3. Manthology—The Sociological Incarnations of Mantis Culture is an art show by Mitch Scheele, with India ink and watercolor prints depicting praying mantids as historical and fictional personas. Small prints are $35 and large prints are $95. For info, visit

Exhibit: 14th Annual Around Oregon Exhibition. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Runs through July 9. Is there a distinct “Oregon style?” The Around Oregon annual exhibition is an opportunity to find out. The juried exhibition showcases the artwork of artists from around the state. The exhibition is hosted by the Arts Center to allow local residents to see new artists, and is an opportunity for artists to show their work to a new audience. For info, visit

Exhibit: MOVEMENT: Stephan Soihl and Karen Wysopal. Corinne Woodman Gallery, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Runs through July 23. Movement is an essential element for the two artists exhibiting in the Corrine Woodman Gallery from June 28 through July 9—actual movement and movement in the process of creating. Stephan Soihl shows kinetic sculpture and Karen Wysopal alcohol ink paintings on Yupo paper. For info, visit

Exhibit: The Neverending Story. Studio262, 425 SW Madison Ave. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through July 27. Featuring the work of gallery owner Jennifer Lommers, The Neverending Story will showcase her progress of this 128-block painting started in 2012. For info, visit

Summer at Your Library for Adults: Enrich, Excite, Explore. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Runs through Sept. 18. Adults 18 and over may fill out activity logs and return them to the library by Sept. 7 for a chance to win prizes. Examples of eligible activities include reading or listening to a book, reading to a child, using a library resource to create something, visiting a park, and many others. Grand prizes, such as an iPod, will be drawn at the end of the summer as well as smaller weekly prizes. Librarians will be suggesting books, activities, and more all summer long to help keep you playing. For info, visit

Exhibit: Heartwood: Inquiry and Engagement with Pacific Northwest Forests. The Valley Library, 5th Floor, 201 SW Waldo Pl. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Runs through Oct. 30. The OSU Libraries and Press Special Collections and Archives Research Center explores our deep and complicated connections with forests. Participants include the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station and the Spring Creek Project. For info, visit

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

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

Spanish Circle. Madison Plaza Underground, 425 SW Madison Ave. 6 p.m. Free. Last Wednesdays. ZENpui believes that everyone in the world needs to know at least two languages. They know quite a few people that would benefit a lot from the language for their work and Ani from ZENpui would like to facilitate a practical way of expanding people’s knowledge of Spanish. This is a free event, you can bring something to share if you’d like and you can bring anyone. For info, visit

Makers Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 4 – 5:30 p.m. 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

Teen Writers. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 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

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 Drum Circle. Corvallis Riverfront Park, NW 1st St. 7 – 8 p.m. Free. First Saturdays. All ages and skill levels welcome. Instruments provided or bring your own. For info, contact Michelle Lovrich at

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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