EVENTS INFORMATION CAN CHANGE: We suggest checking event websites or phone numbers to confirm that events are still scheduled to take place.
Thursday, July 21
Walk the CAW. Downtown Corvallis. All day. Free. The Corvallis Arts Walk is a grass roots-organized art walk that takes place on the third Thursday of each month in downtown Corvallis. Galleries, studios, arts/crafts stores, and the occasional pop-up keep their doors open late to host an art-related event or demonstration. Walking maps of the event can be picked up at any of the storefront members’ locations or viewed online. For info, visit www.corvallisartswalk.com.
SAGE Concert Series – Brutal Bridges Band. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr. 6 p.m. Cost: Free, $10 suggested donation per family. Summer is here and the weather is perfect for music in the park! The 2016 Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE) Concert Series, presented with Oregon State Credit Union, is a set of four family-friendly evenings showcasing local musicians supported by local businesses. This weak, featuring Brutal Bridges Band and All the Apparatus. For info, visit www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org.
Dance in the Park. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 7 p.m. Free. Dance in the Park, a free dance event sponsored by Corvallis Swing Dance Society. Join them in front of the Arts Center located on the east side of Central Park. Free 30-minute lesson at 7 p.m. followed by two hours of DJ’d music 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For info, visit www.corvallisswing.com.
Free Range Open Mic. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW 1st St. 7 p.m. Free. 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 the event will settle down to be on Thursday nights, but we’ll see what works best for all involved. It is our hope that this event will fill the three most sacred purposes of open mic nights. Giving new artists encouragement to keep playing and learn how to play in front of others. Getting area musicians to drink together, play together, and thus form new bands. 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.cloudandkellys.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.
Rough Jazz. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com.
Friday, July 22
CMLC International Yard Sale. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW 9th St. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. International jewelry, art, decor, textiles, plus secondhand furniture, clothing, home wares, and miscellaneous treasures. For info, visit www.cmlcenter.org.
Emerson Vineyards Friday Night Music. Emerson Vineyards, 11665 Airlie Rd., Monmouth. 6 – 9 p.m. Cost: $7.50 plus a can of food. Two Minds will perform. For info, visit www.emersonvineyards.com.
Corvallis Imagination Music and Arts Festival. Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr. 6:30 p.m. Free. The fourth annual CIMA Festival is bringing a number of wonderful musicians and artists to Corvallis, with proceeds to benefit local schools’ art and music programs. The event is free and open to the public, and voluntary donations will be accepted at the entry way. In addition to donations, festival revenue will be through sponsorships, concessions and art booth fees and commissions, as well as raffles for donated artwork and CD sales from local musicians. All proceeds go to benefit local school art and music programs.
Friday night lineup includes Gumbo Groove and Rae Gordon. For info, visit www.cimafestival.com.
LeMaster and Abram. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net.
Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates 25th Anniversary Celebration. Gatton Hall at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Rd. 7 – 9:30 p.m. Free. Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates, a 501 (c)(3) organization pushing for universal health care in Oregon, is celebrating 25 years of activism in Corvallis and the Willamette Valley. Sing along with Mark Weiss, creator of “The Health Care Blues,” enjoy jazz classics by Ron Green and Pete Kozak, and dance to the music of Corvallis’ own Hilltop Big Band. Featured vocalist is Audrey Perkins. The party is free, but donations to support ColoradoCare are welcome. T. R. Reid, author of The Healing of America and the Frontline documentary Sick Around the World, is an active supporter of ColoradoCare and the November ballot initiative in that state. Reid will be present via live feed or pre-recorded video. The party features food, music, and dancing, as well as a chance to learn more about health care reform around the U.S., especially in Oregon. For info, visit www.mvhca.org.
The Odd Couple. Albany Civic Theater, 111 SE 1st Ave., Albany. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $12 general admission, $9 seniors and juniors. This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as The Odd Couple is born. For info, visit www.albanycivic.org.
McDougall. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.calapooiabrewing.com.
Saturday, July 23
Up, Up, and Away: Family Day at the Museum. Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Free. This summer planes, trains, helicopters, and hot air balloons will fill the day and skies at the Benton County Historical Museum for the free Up, Up and Away Family Day at the Museum. So pack a picnic and bring the whole family for a free day of fun at the museum. For info, visit www.bentoncountymuseum.org.
Garland’s 17th Annual Art and Wine in the Garden. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy. 20. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. For the 17th year in a row, we are filling our nursery with amazing art and wares from over 40 local artisans. Stroll each of these booths and our beautiful gardens while enjoying fantastic wines, craft beers, and specialty spirits. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ankeny Vineyards, Cardwell Hill Cellars, Territorial Vineyards, and Poco Collina Gelardi Vineyard will have wine for purchase by the glass. Block 15, Vivacity Spirits and Spiritopia will be joining us with tastings. To accompany these tasty treats we will have delicious eats provided by Pink Rib BBQ and Shotski’s Woodfire Pizza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also, Pink Rib BBQ will be here for breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday. To top this all off we have fantastic folk and blues music from noon to 3 p.m. by Dennis Monroe’s Funked Up Blues Jam. For info, visit www.garlandnursery.com.
$5 Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 4 p.m. Cost: $5. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
Corvallis Imagination Music and Arts Festival. Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr. 12 p.m. Free. The fourth-annual CIMA Festival is bringing a number of wonderful musicians and artists to Corvallis, with proceeds to benefit local schools’ art and music programs. The event is free and open to the public, and voluntary donations will be accepted at the entry way. In addition to donations, festival revenue will be through sponsorships, concessions, and art booth fees and commissions, as well as raffles for donated artwork and CD sales from local musicians. All proceeds go to benefit local school art and music programs. Saturday afternoon will include Ten Piano Concert as well as Inka Jam and afternoon headliner Animals of Grace. On the main stage Saturday night, those in attendance will enjoy the sounds of Strange Tones, the Red Horse Band, and Saturday night headliner Fate 55. For info, visit www.cimafestival.com.
Pete Kozak. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net.
Sunday, July 24
Garland’s 17th Annual Art and Wine in the Garden. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy. 20. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. For the 17th year in a row, we are filling our nursery with amazing art and wares from over 40 local artisans. Stroll each of these booths and our beautiful gardens while enjoying fantastic wines, craft beers, and specialty spirits. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ankeny Vineyards, Cardwell Hill Cellars, Territorial Vineyards, and Poco Collina Gelardi Vineyard will have wine for purchase by the glass. Vivacity Spirits and Spiritopia will be joining us with tastings. To accompany these tasty treats we will have delicious eats provided by Pink Rib BBQ and Shotski’s Woodfire Pizza from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also, Pink Rib BBQ will be here for breakfast at 10 a.m. on Sunday. To top this all off we have fantastic folk and blues music from noon to 3 p.m. by Gumbo Groove. For info, visit www.garlandnursery.com.
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.
Monday, July 25
Heroclix. Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics, 2075 NW Buchanan Ave. 5:30 – 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.ilovespidey.com.
Tuesday, July 26
Family Mornings in the Garden. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $10 per family. Every Tuesday in July and August we offer family-friendly garden activities and projects that are appropriate for all ages. Each week features a new activity, such as decorating garden flags or making a seed collage. Each day, try a fun snack fresh from the garden. For info, visit www.sustainablecorvallis.org.
Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 3 – 4 p.m. By donation. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
Susan Moon Meditation and Reading. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW 2nd St. 7 p.m. Free. Grass Roots welcomes author and lay Zen teacher Susan Moon for a guided meditation and reading from her book, The Hidden Lamp. The Hidden Lamp: Stories from 25 Centuries of Awakened Women brings together 100 stories of awakened Buddhist women from the time of the Buddha until the present—nuns, housewives, prostitutes, peasants, tea shop ladies—and each story has a commentary by a different contemporary woman Buddhist teacher. For info, visit www.grassrootsbookstore.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.
Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net
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Interzone Coffee, 1563 NW Monroe Ave. 7 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.facebook.com/Interzone-Inc-116382961720179.
Majestic Theatre Public Monthly Forum.
Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2ndSt. 7:30 p.m. Free. In order to keep in constant contact with our user base, patrons, and members of the community with creative ideas, the Majestic Theatre maintains a monthly public forum. Theater Supervisor Jimbo Ivy will lead the forum and mediate comments, questions, and proposals from the community. If you would like a topic to appear on the agenda for the forum, or to make a presentation or proposal, please contact Jimbo at firstname.lastname@example.org. This forum is open to everyone. For info, visit www.majestic.org.
Concert in the Park.
Central City Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave. 8 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Community Band format is as it usually is, with the band rehearsing from 7 to 8 p.m. and the concert starting at 8 p.m. and lasting about an hour. Any member of the community with at least high school ability is welcome to join us each week or for the entire summer. All one needs to do is show up a little before 7 p.m. with your instrument and a music stand if you have one. There are no auditions and no additional rehearsals are scheduled or even desired. Each week the concert is different and with a different theme. This week’s theme is “Baroque and Beautiful” featuring guest artists Sue and Gail Gillespie with Sax Tram. For info, visit www.c-cband.org.
Wednesday, July 27
Yoga for Runners and Athletes. Live Well 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 www.livewellstudio.com.
Free Teen Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 4 – 5 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.
Heartland Humane Society 50th Anniversary Celebration. CH2M HILL Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St. 6 – 8 p.m. Free. Heartland Humane Society, the open-door animal shelter serving Benton County, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a party at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. The party is an opportunity for Heartland and its supporters to celebrate the organization’s history and honor some of the individuals who have made the shelter and its services possible. The event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Reservations may be made under the 50th anniversary link on the www.heartlandhumane.org website. The party will be held in the Willamette Room in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided and a no-host bar will be available. The event starts at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. For info, visit www.heartlandhumane.org.
Ellen Jackson and Trudy Toliver Reading and Signing. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW 2nd St. 7 p.m. Free. Grass Roots Books and the Corvallis Farmers’ Market welcome Oregon authors Ellen Jackson and Trudy Toliver for a reading and signing of their book, Portland Farmers’ Market: 100 Seasonal Recipes and Stories that Celebrate Local Food and People. Portland Farmers’ Market operates seven vibrant farmers’ markets in Portland, including a year-round farmers’ market consistently named among North America’s Top 10. This cookbook is a tribute to the farmers, chefs, and shoppers who embrace their world-class markets like no other. For info, visit www.grassrootsbookstore.com.
Thursday, July 28
Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS! Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” On the run from Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger who has banished him from the jungle, a human boy named Mowgli is aided by an agile panther named Bagheera. Along the way, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. This production will be the result of the Majestic Youth Theatre Summer Camp and features young actors from across the local communities. For info, visit www.majestic.org.
Imagine Coffee Open Mic. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit www.imaginecoffee.net.
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 email@example.com.
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 handcrafted 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.
OSUsed Store Sales. OSUsed Store, 644 SW 13th St. Tuesdays: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Fridays: 12 – 3 p.m. Free admission. Items for sale include used computers and computer accessories, furniture, office supplies, sporting goods, household items, bicycles, and much more. For info, visit fa.oregonstate.edu/surplus.
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—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 www.theartscenter.net.
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 www.studio262gallery.com.
Exhibit: 11th Annual Community Art Show. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through July 28. It’s no secret that Linn and Benton counties are full of talented artists, both expert and beginner. The 11th annual Community Art Show provides artists of all skill levels and ages with an opportunity to showcase their works of art in a non-juried exhibit (no cost to artist) to the local community. For info, visit www.oregonstate.edu/lasells/events.
Exhibit: Susan Kenyon Watercolor Art Show. New Morning Bakery, 219 SW 2nd St. All day event. Runs through July 31. Retrospective art show of Susan Kenyon’s watercolors. Susan is 92, and has been painting her whole life. She will be present at a reception on the evening of the Corvallis Arts Walk from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at New Morning Bakery. For info, visit www.corvallisartwalk.com.
Exhibit: IMAGINE, Work by Wes Cropper, Jim Hockenhull, and Lorraine Richey. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Runs through Aug. 13. The exhibit shows personal interpretations of new and other worlds. Their imagery is not based on literal reality, but on their own imagined alternate realities. The three artists in IMAGINE are presenting limited prints, conventionally framed and presented in the same manner as intaglio prints and serigraphs historically have been, while using current techniques and their specific possibilities. For info, visit www.theartscenter.net.
Exhibit: Documenting the End of the Age of Steam. Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Runs through Aug. 20. Photographer John C. Illman (1921-2013) documented the 20th century transition from steam to diesel locomotives. More than 500 of his photographs and several articles were published in books and magazines. Illman’s railroad photography is at Benton County Museum through Aug. 20, with a closing reception on Aug. 20 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For info, visit www.bentoncountymuseum.org.
Find Waldo. Downtown Corvallis. All day. Runs through July 31. Where’s Waldo? In Corvallis, of course. The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 20 different local businesses throughout our community this July. From American Dream Pizza to Tried & True Coffee, from the Inkwell Home Store to Grass Roots Books & Music, Waldo figures will be well hidden in local business establishments. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Corvallis!” passport at Grass Roots Books & Music with the names of all the participating sites, and then get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. The first 100 Waldo seekers to get their passports stamped or signed at 10 or more sites can bring their passports back to Grass Roots to collect prizes. For info, visit www.grassrootsbookstore.com.
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 www.cbcpl.net/summeratyourlibrary.
Exhibit: Faculty Art Exhibit. Fairbanks Gallery, 220 SW 26th St. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through Sept. 28. Oregon State University’s Fairbanks Gallery is hosting a summer-long art faculty exhibit at Fairbanks Gallery. The exhibit will be in Fairbanks Hall on the OSU campus. It will include work by Evan Baden, Michael Boonstra, Julia Bradshaw, Kay Campbell, Anna Fidler, Julie Green, Stephen Hayes, Yuji Hiratsuka, Shelley Jordon, Andy Myers, Kerry Skarbakka, and John Whitten. A broad array of styles and approaches to creating art will be featured in photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, and video. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extra hours during the Corvallis Arts Walk. A closing reception, open to the public, will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. For info, visit oregonstate.edu/fairbanksgallery.
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 osulibrary.oregonstate.edu.
Exhibit: Up, Up, and Away. Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Runs through Nov. 5. Up, Up, and Away is a year-long exhibition about the history of flight. See artifacts and learn stories about the past century of manned flight. Themes in the exhibition include ballooning, kites, helicopters, toys, and early development of the airplane and its evolution through the 20th century, during wars, by commercial travel and into space. For info, visit www.bentoncountymuseum.org.
Games at Old World. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. 3 – 5 p.m. Free. On Tuesdays. Playing is healthy. Join us and others for games, for four players or more, at Old World Deli on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. All ages, bring a game or just show up. Please be fragrance-free, thanks. For info, call 541-752-0135.
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.
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 www.zenpui.com.
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 www.cbcpubliclibrary.net.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.