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Thursday, November 16

Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 3-3:45 p.m. $7 Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Whiteside Theater, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:30-9 p.m. $15/Adults, $10/Youth (under 18). The Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival’s national tour is coming to Corvallis for the second year. This will be an evening of family friendly adventurous and inspirational outdoors films, connecting with both the community and the greater world. With a special debut of a new film from the local Corvallis based, Freshwaters Illustrated, you won’t want to miss this event. For info, visit corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/.

Author Event: Aaron Wolf. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Grass Roots welcomes OSU professor Aaron Wolf for a reading and signing of his book The Spirit of Dialogue: Lessons from Faith Traditions in Transforming Conflict. The Spirit of Dialogue draws lessons from a diversity of faith traditions to transform conflict, from identifying the root cause of anger to the true listening practiced by Buddhist monks. Whether atheist or fundamentalist, Muslim or Jew, Quaker or Hindu, any reader involved in difficult dialogue will find concrete steps towards a meeting of souls. For info, visit grassrootsbookstore.com/.

The Actor’s Nightmare. Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 7:30 p.m. $10 general admission, $7 students/seniors. LBCC Performing Arts Fall Production, “The Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang. Directed by LBCC Theater student, Isaac Newton. Proceeds from this production will support LBCC’s theater club, The Black Curtain Society, and raise funds for their trip to the KCACTF conference in February. For info, contact the box office at 541-917-4531 or theater@linnbenton.edu.

Inherit the Wind. Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $12 for general admission; $10 for seniors; $8 for youth/students; and $5 for OSU students. The classic American play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. The play’s fictional account of the historic trial stemming from a young teacher’s arrest for teaching evolution sparks a heated debate between religious fundamentalists and evolutionists. “On the surface, ‘Inherit the Wind’ concerns the battle between creationism and evolution, religion versus science,” said Director Nate Bush, an OSU theatre instructor. “However, a deeper conflict exists underneath about the freedom of thought.” For info, visit oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2017/oct/osu-theatre%E2%80%99s-fall-production-%E2%80%98inherit-wind%E2%80%99-opens-nov-9.

Wild Hog in the Woods. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.

Curtis Monette. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 pm. Free. He’ll stop the world and melt our face. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.

Friday, November 17

OSU Craft Center’s Lonesome Pottery Sale. Trysting Tree Lounge, Memorial Union, OSU, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The OSU Craft Center presents beautiful, handmade pottery & glass for sale at bargain prices. All proceeds go to support the OSU Craft Center (cash and check only). For info, call 541-737-2937 or visit sli.oregonstate.edu/craft.

Be-Tween. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. Be-Tween is a monthly event for 4th-6th graders where tweens can play video games, watch movies, do art projects, and hang out with their friends. For info, contact the Youth Services Department at 541-766-6794.

Fall Family Weekend Comedy Show. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $34/$36. Join comedians Jermaine Fowler and Jay Larson. For info, visit tickets.vendini.com/ticket.

Michael Wren. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.

OSU Opera Workshop. First Congregational UCC, 4515 W Hills Rd., Corvallis. 7:30-9 p.m. $10 general admission. OSU students and K-12 youth free. The OSU Opera Workshop under the direction of Mitchell Hutchings, who joined the OSU Music Faculty in Fall 2017, presents favorite scenes and selections from the operatic repertory. For info, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/129163/.

The Actor’s Nightmare. Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 7:30 p.m. $10 general admission, $7 students/seniors. LBCC Performing Arts Fall Production, “The Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang. Directed by LBCC Theater student, Isaac Newton. Proceeds from this production will support LBCC’s theater club, The Black Curtain Society, and raise funds for their trip to the KCACTF conference in February. For info, contact the box office at 541-917-4531 or theater@linnbenton.edu.

Inherit the Wind. Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre, 2901 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $12 for general admission; $10 for seniors; $8 for youth/students; and $5 for OSU students. The classic American play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. The play’s fictional account of the historic trial stemming from a young teacher’s arrest for teaching evolution sparks a heated debate between religious fundamentalists and evolutionists. “On the surface, ‘Inherit the Wind’ concerns the battle between creationism and evolution, religion versus science,” said Director Nate Bush, an OSU theatre instructor. “However, a deeper conflict exists underneath about the freedom of thought.” For info, visit oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2017/oct/osu-theatre%E2%80%99s-fall-production-%E2%80%98inherit-wind%E2%80%99-opens-nov-9.

OSU Music Production Club Show. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Future producers of sounds present their latest. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.

Mosley Wotta + Lungs & Limbs. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 10 pm. $5. Hip/hop & Synth pop. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.

Saturday, November 18

NaNoWriMo at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library- Writing Session. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Corvallis. 2-5 p.m. Free. It’s time for NaNoWriMo and the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is ready to help! What is NaNoWriMo? “NaNoWriMo” stands for “National Novel Writing Month,” a thirty-day sprint to write a 50,000 word novel about anything. People around the world – including many of your favorite authors – participate every year. Every Saturday in November, the library will host weekly open writing sessions in the Main Meeting Room. Writers ages 13 years and older of all skill levels are welcome at these events. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net

Katherine Roy Author Presentation. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2-5 p.m. Free. Join award-winning author and illustrator Katherine Roy as she talks about her new book, How to Be an Elephant, the recipient of four starred reviews. How to Be an Elephant follows a newborn baby elephant as she learns about the skills necessary for growing up. Katherine’s presentation is a dynamic, behind-the-scenes look at her bookmaking process, from her on-location field research in Kenya to the final text and watercolor illustrations. Books will also be available for purchase, and there will be a drawing for a free signed copy. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net

Community Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 5-6 p.m. Yoga taught by apprentice teachers. $7 Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/.

Wine’d Down. Pacific Yew Yoga 121 Broadalbin St. SW Historic Downtown, Albany. 6-7:30 p.m. $30 includes yoga, wine tasting, and small bites. Unwind and reconnect with Wine’d Down, a 1.5-hour candlelit vin yin yoga workshop that will include a glass of a local wine and snack sampling. This all levels class will consist of approximately 30 minutes of a fun, playful vinyasa flow followed by 30 minutes of yin yoga. For info, visit squareup.com/store/UrbanYoga.

Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild Showcase. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Donations appreciated. Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild are a great venue for all forms of belly dance. They gladly welcome tribal, Egyptian, cabaret, folk, belly dance based alternative styles, and as always family friendly. For info, visit corvallisbellydance.org.

Jill Cohn “Folk Americana. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.

Satori Bob. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.

Dance Party for Puerto Rico. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 10 pm. $3. NappyTHC, WOKR, and Keep Falling benefit show. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.

The Actor’s Nightmare. Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 7:30 p.m. $10 general admission, $7 students/seniors. LBCC Performing Arts Fall Production, “The Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang. Directed by LBCC Theater student, Isaac Newton. Proceeds from this production will support LBCC’s theater club, The Black Curtain Society, and raise funds for their trip to the KCACTF conference in February. For info, contact the box office at 541-917-4531 or theater@linnbenton.edu.

Sunday, November 19

Mushroom Discovery Hike at Oxbow Park. Oxbow Regional Park, 3010 SE Oxbow Pkwy., Gresham. 9:30 a.m. – Noon; 1-3:30 p.m. $6 per person, $11 per family Vehicle charge at Oxbow: $5/ car, $7/ bus. Discover the fascinating and weird world of mushrooms. Join mushroom enthusiast Leah Bendlin on this woodland hike to learn about the ecological roles of fungi and how they eat and reproduce. They’ll have hands-on exercises and learn how to identify mushrooms. Field guides will be provided. For info, visit oregonzoo.org/events/mushroom-discovery-hike-oxbow-park-1.

Beginning Indoor Bonsai. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. $50 (Includes plant, pot and soil). Create and go home with your own indoor bonsai. For info, visit garlandnursery.com/event/beginning-indoor-bonsai-2/.

Inherit the Wind. Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 2 p.m. $12 for general admission; $10 for seniors; $8 for youth/students; and $5 for OSU students. The classic American play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee is based on the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. The play’s fictional account of the historic trial stemming from a young teacher’s arrest for teaching evolution sparks a heated debate between religious fundamentalists and evolutionists. “On the surface, ‘Inherit the Wind’ concerns the battle between creationism and evolution, religion versus science,” said Director Nate Bush, an OSU theatre instructor. “However, a deeper conflict exists underneath about the freedom of thought.” For info, visit oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2017/oct/osu-theatre%E2%80%99s-fall-production-%E2%80%98inherit-wind%E2%80%99-opens-nov-9.

Yoga on Tap. Mazama Brewing, 33930 SE Eastgate Cir., Corvallis. 5 p.m. By donation with a percentage going to Safe Haven Humane Society. Mazama Brewing Company presents Yoga on Tap, a yoga and beer experience to kick off the week. Warm up with a 60 minute yoga practice, cool down with a Mazama pint. Yoga on Tap requires no yoga or beer drinking experience-just come with an open mind and a thirst for great beer. For info, visit squareup.com/store/UrbanYoga.

Corvallis Advocate Poetry Reading. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Hosted by new editor-in-chief Stevie Beisswanger. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.

Monday, November 20

Minecraft Mondays. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other Minecraft players. Grades 2-5. For info, contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794.

Tuesday, November 21

Otaku Club. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Otaku Club for middle school and high school ages. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Thanksgiving Lunch. Albany Senior Center, 489 NE Water Ave., Albany. Noon. $9 before Nov. 10 and $10 after. Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many – a wonderful time to celebrate with good friends and great food. The Albany Parks & Recreation Senior Center along with Walmart and Sybaris Bistro want to extend a warm invitation to you and your family to join in for a Thanksgiving luncheon. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal prepared by the amazing chefs from Sybaris Bistro. For info, call 541-917-7760.

Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 3-3:45 p.m. $7 Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/.

OSU Jazz Ensemble. OSU Memorial Union Ballroom, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $5 general admission. OSU students and K-12 youth free. The OSU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Ryan Biesack presents a term-ending performance. For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/performance-and-visual-arts-events.

Lydia Manning & Dusty York. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. $5. Stand-up comedy tour. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.

Wednesday, November 22

Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Noon. Free. Got thoughts about mortality? Come talk truth to death. 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, religion or anti-religion, ideology, cult, or sales pitch. Their welcoming and thoughtful café is open to everyone who participates in a welcoming and thoughtful manner. Death Café Corvallis guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality. Come drink tea, eat cake, and ponder death with interesting people. For info, visit facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email deathcafecorvallis@gmail.com

Family Craft or Movie Night. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 5-7 p.m. Free. All ages welcomed. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving – Happy Turkey Day

Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race. North Albany Village Plaza, 617 NW Hickory St., Albany. 7 a.m. $75-20. The Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race is a premier running event held annually on Thanksgiving morning. Organized by the Mid-Valley Lions Club this chip timed event raises funds to help meet growing medical needs in the Mid-Valley and supports local service organizations’ community projects. There are four events to choose from: (1) the 10K Scenic Challenge Run, (2) the 5K ‘To Hill and Back” Run, (3) a 2.5 Mile Walk and (4) the Gobbler’s Revenge Half Marathon. For info, visit omroadrace.org/index.html.

Corvallis Turkey Trot. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – Noon. $20-45. Build a hearty appetite for your Thanksgiving feast by participating in this family-friendly run. The 5K and 10K courses are flat and fast jaunts through the beautiful neighborhoods surrounding Osborn Aquatic Center in Northwest Corvallis. This fundraiser is a great way to support the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Family Assistance Fund. For info and to register, visit OACTurkeyTrot.com.

Ongoing

Albany Farmers’ Market. Fourth & Ellsworth. Saturdays. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 18. 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/.

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/.

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

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’ 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 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. 22. 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 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: 19th Annual Holiday Show. River Gallery, 184 S. Main St., Independence. Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Runs through December 30. River Gallery’s 19th Annual holiday show. With work from over 50 artists representing both two and three dimensional pieces, large and small. The opening night for the show is set for Saturday, December 2nd, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Music, refreshment and a chance to meet the artists promises a great event. Everyone is welcome. For info, visit rivergalleryart.com/events.php?Index=176.

Exhibit: Brilliant and Resilient: Celebrating the Power of Disabled Women Activists. OSU Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, 2000 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Runs through December 8. “Brilliant and Resilient” features professional images and personal stories of 30 women representing a variety of cultures, countries and disabilities. All of the women are alumni of WILD, a program of MIUSA that brings grassroots women leaders with disabilities together to build skills, exchange experiences and strategies, strengthen international networks of support and more. For info, visit oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2017/oct/photography-exhibit-celebrating-women-disabilities-featured-osu%E2%80%99s-little-gallery.

Exhibit: Bob Dylan: Photographs by Daniel Kramer. OSU Fairbanks Hall, 220 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis. Monday- Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through November 30. The exhibit features more than three dozen photographs taken by Kramer for a year and a day during 1964 and 1965. This photographic “backstage view” of the singer-songwriter showcases key moments in Dylan’s musical career during one of the most dynamic periods of American history. For info, visit oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2017/oct/traveling-photo-exhibit-featuring-iconic-images-bob-dylan-be-displayed-osu.

Exhibit: For the Love for Oregon. The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through December 8. This is an exhibit by the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild celebrating our state and, in recognition of Oregon State’s 150th Anniversary, the many ways OSU makes this state a better place. For info, visit lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/love-oregon.

Exhibit: Inside/Outside the Box. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison St., Corvallis. Tuesday- Saturday 12-5 p.m. Free. Runs through December 21. A Festive Opening Reception will be held during the November Corvallis Art Walk (CAW) in November, as fitting for this time of the year. The artists have interpreted the object of the box in myriad ways. Some of the boxes address serious subject matters. Some are functional, while others are entirely for enjoyment. For info, visit theartscenter.net/insideoutside-the-box/.

Exhibit: Marta L. Maxwell: Native Wonderland and Susan Woods: Drawings. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison St., Corvallis. Tuesday- Saturday 12-5 p.m. Free. Runs through December 21. Marta Maxwell is showing “soft sculpture”. Soft Sculptures are three-dimensional objects, not intended as toys made from fiber materials, in Maxwell’s case: felt. Although their feel is soft, it does not mean that these sculptures are saccharine, or sentimental. Maxwell draws her inspiration mostly from nature and Native American culture, and her work has a certain fierceness, as well as in an eerie realism. Susan Woods is an artist/affiliate of CEI ArtWorks. She has been creating intuitive drawings with marker ink on paper. The work is non-representational, black and white; the lines are tentative interspersed with more decisive looking dense shapes. Woods uses a variety of black sharpies; even within that limitation of just black Woods is making many decisions on where a particular drawing is going. For info, visit theartscenter.net/corrine-woodman-gallery-marta-l-maxwell-native-wonderland-susan-woods-drawings/.

Exhibit: Oregon ‘Rain Paintings’. River Gallery, 184 S. Main St., Independence. Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Runs through December 9. November’s focus artist is gallery partner, Pam Serra-Wenz. Pam’s paintings embody movement and color intensity. Her show this month is about her Oregon Rain Paintings. This is an exciting partnership with a great group of people. For info, visit rivergalleryart.com/events.php?Index=175.

Exhibit: Photographer Jennie Link. Linn-Benton Community College’s Calapooia Center Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday- Friday. Free. Work by photographer Jennie Link will be on display. Link’s work is comprised of color and black and white prints ranging from landscapes to cityscapes, shot almost exclusively with her cellphone allowing her to capitalize on spontaneous compositions and interweave art with her active academic life. Link is currently working on her associate’s degree in biology and chemistry, and plans to pursue a minor in art when she transfers to university to complete a bachelor’s degree. For info, visit linnbenton.edu/current-students/involvement/art-gallery/calapooia-gallery.

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, Oregon State University campus, 1800 Southwest Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Saturdays and Sundays: 1-5 p.m. $3/youth; $7/adult. Climbers under 18 need a youth waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. For info, visit recsports.oregonstate.edu/youth-policy#Family%20Climb.

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/

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.

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./.

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.

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/.

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/.

Modern Quilting Guild Meeting and Sew Day. First Alternative South Store, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild is a small but growing group of modern quilters who love quilting, fabric, and sewing who live in or around Corvallis, Oregon. Formed in December 2012, CMQG is a local guild of the international Modern Quilt Guild. Monthly sew days the fourth Saturday and meetings the second Thursday as well as special events throughout the year. For info, visit corvallismodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/.

Modern Square Dance Lessons. Gatton Hall, First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. Monday, 7-8:30 p.m. First lesson is free. $75 per person for remainder of fall term. It will run for the 13 weeks of fall term, starting Sept 25. A fun way to stay fit. Move to music as you learn and dance the mainstream calls of modern square dance. No partner necessary. Casual attire. Hosted by Corvallis Square Dancers. For info, visit corvallissquares.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.

Old Fashioned Christmas Store. Historic Riverside Community Hall, 35283 Riverside Dr., Albany. Thursdays-Saturdays 9 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Runs through November 18. A long standing Albany tradition is the Old Fashioned Christmas Store. For info, call 541-979-7600.

Open Recreation Swim Time. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 1-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, 1-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. General Admission. All ages and families are welcome to come swimming during this time. For info, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=804.

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.

Planet Boogie. Downtown Dance, 223 NW Second St., Corvallis 8-9:30 p.m. Most second Saturday. $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.

Pilates for Runners and Athletes. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. Mondays. 5-5:45p.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/.

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.

Restore and Renew with Essential Oils. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. Wednesdays 5 p.m. Drop in $18. A peaceful blend of slow flow vinyasa mixed with restorative and meditative healing practices to restore and renew with the use of aromatherapy. All levels welcome. For info, visit studiocloud9pilates.com/.

Robin Hood. CHS Performing Arts Center, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. Nov. 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 7p.m. and Nov. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19 at 2 p.m. All seats are $5 on opening night, Nov. 2. Tickets are $5 for youths 11 and under, $8 for students 12-19 years old and $10 for adults and seniors. Director “Mz B” and CSD Theaters are mashing up “Robin Hood: The Somewhat True Tales” with the music of Prince. For info and tickets, visit facebook.com/csdtheaters/posts_to_page/.

SAGE Work Party. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 3-6 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Join the Corvallis Environmental Center at the SAGE Garden every Tuesday evening from April to October at their weekly drop-in work party. Work parties are a wonderful way to volunteer, get involved at SAGE and are open to everyone – gardening newbies and experts alike. Learn about production gardening and help grow food for families in the community who cannot afford fresh vegetables. For info, contact sage@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org.

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.

Yoga at Running Princess Apparel. Running Princess Apparel, 351 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. Stop in to de-stress with a free yoga session lead by Live Well Studio instructors. This is a great opportunity to rejuvenate mid-week while practicing kindness and self-compassion. For info, call 541-286-4043 or visit runningprincess.com/events.html.

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.

 

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