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SOME EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER:  We suggest checking event websites or phone numbers to confirm that events are still scheduled to take place.

Thursday, April 24
Mosaics Workshop. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Mosaics are art works of small pieces of tiles, glass, and more that when put together in a harmonious composition make a beautiful art piece. The workshops are free.

Beer Tastings at First Alternative North. 2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Corvallis New Horizons Band. 6:15 p.m. Every Thursday. The New Horizons Band is a friendly group welcoming players at all levels. Admission is a quarterly tuition fee. For info including location, call Sharon Oefelein at 541-754-6098.

‘Climate and the Economy.’ Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd St., Corvallis. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Corvallis chapter of 350.org will present a free public presentation and discussion. Speakers at the event, including Rob Dietz, author of the book “Enough Is Enough” and editor of The Daly News, will address the question, “Is our current consumption-based economy at the heart of the climate crisis, and what are the alternatives?”

Concert: George Mann. Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. 7 p.m. A former union organizer and activist based in New York, George Mann sings songs from the last century of labor and social activism, and his own songs are powerful and funny takes on the state of the nation. His concerts are part sing-along, part history lesson. Benefits the Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates. Suggested donation: $15 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds).

The Starship Renegade and Jet Force Gemini at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

Corvallis Guitar Collective at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

Ladies’ Night Featuring DJ H-Ram & Josh Soto at Impulse Bar and Grill. 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

Buckin’ Thursday Western Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill. 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

Friday, April 25
Music à la Carte: The Swing Sisters. Memorial Union Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Noon.

Wine Tastings at First Alternative South. 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Curiosity Cat: A Play Presented by Ashbrook Independent School. Ashbrook Independent School Theatre, 4045 SW Research Way, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Join the talented actors of Ashbrook Independent School for an adventure led by one cool cat and a cast of curious characters, all out to find the meaning of home. Tickets: $8 at the door or in advance, available at the Toy Factory in downtown Corvallis. Bring a can of pet food for the Heartland Humane Society and receive $1 off admission.

Visiting Writers Series: Sarah Shun-lien Bynum. The Valley Library, Rm. 121, 201 SW Waldo Pl., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Sarah Shun-lien Bynum is the author of two novels, “Ms. Hempel Chronicles,” a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award, and “Madeleine Is Sleeping,” a finalist for the 2004 National Book Award and winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and an NEA Fellowship, she was named one of “20 Under 40” fiction writers by the New Yorker.

Sugar Pine at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

Space Neighbors at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Cost: $5.

Ladies’ Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill. 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

Sick Monkey & Infamous Unknown at Cloud and Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 26
Corvallis Farmers’ Market. NW Jackson Ave. & NW 1st St., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The outdoor farmers’ market features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. The market is open through November. For info, visit www.locallygrown.org.

James Warren, Story Time for Kids at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 10 a.m.

Riverside Art Sale and Benefit for Samaritan Cancer Center. Wheelhouse Event Center,
421 NE Water Ave., Albany. 3 – 6 p.m. Enjoy fine art, music, great food, and local libations as Samaritan celebrates the release of Ema B. Greenspan’s book “26 Love Letters for Mama.” For the first time, these books will be available for sale and 15 artists from the book will be at the show with a wide selection of their art to sell. A generous portion of the proceeds from the art and books sold will be donated to the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, in direct support of continuing care for women with breast cancer.

Poets Annie Lighthart and Dawn Diez Willis. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 3 p.m. Grass Roots welcomes Oregon poets Annie Lighthart and Dawn Diez Willis for a reading and book signing event.

Curiosity Cat: A Play Presented by Ashbrook Independent School. Ashbrook Independent School Theatre, 4045 SW Research Way, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Join the talented actors of Ashbrook Independent School for an adventure led by one cool cat and a cast of curious characters, all out to find the meaning of home. Tickets: $8 at the door or in advance, available at the Toy Factory in downtown Corvallis. Bring a can of pet food for the Heartland Humane Society and receive $1 off admission.

Corvallis Repertory Singers: ‘The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.’ Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. The Corvallis Repertory Singers present “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace,” a courageous examination of war and peace expressed in a bold classical-ethnic-ecclesiastic musical composition with orchestra, soloists, and accompanying film. Cost: $25 main, $20 balcony.

The Flow at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

Dead Kingmaker at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

Six Mile Station and Toad in the Hole at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

Sunday, April 27
Spring Fling: An Indoor Carnival. Life Community Church, 4900 NW Hwy. 99, Corvallis. 9 – 11 a.m. The event includes mini golf, a bounce house, prizes and candy, carnival games and crafts, and a free pancake breakfast starting at 9 a.m.

CoHo Ecovillage Tour. CoHo Ecovillage, 1975 SE Crystal Lake Dr., Corvallis. 1 p.m. For info or to register, contact Susan at 541-753-4453 or cohocontact@cohoecovillage.org.

Curiosity Cat: A Play Presented by Ashbrook Independent School. Ashbrook Independent School Theatre, 4045 SW Research Way, Corvallis. 2 p.m. Join the talented actors of Ashbrook Independent School for an adventure led by one cool cat and a cast of curious characters, all out to find the meaning of home. Tickets: $8 at the door or in advance, available at the Toy Factory in downtown Corvallis. Bring a can of pet food for the Heartland Humane Society and receive $1 off admission.

Relax and Recharge at Willamette Wellness Center. 6735 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 5 – 6 p.m. Learn various meditation techniques to maintain good health, increase concentration, and reduce stress. Guaranteed to leave you centered and relaxed. For info, call 971-218-6798 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/carolynschechtman.

Majestic Reader’s Theatre. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. The Majestic Reader’s Theatre Company offers high-quality staged readings on the last Sunday of every month. 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. Cost: $6 to $8. For info, visit http://majesticreaderstheater.wordpress.com/.

Corvallis Youth Symphony Spring Concert. Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 – 10 p.m. The Corvallis Youth Symphony (CYS) was founded in 1982 by Charles Creighton to provide talented students with musical experiences to enhance and extend music education in the schools. Beginning that year with 44 students from two local high schools, CYS has since grown to over 70 students from schools throughout the mid-Willamette Valley and the central coast. Cost: $2 to $12.

Monday, April 28
The Holocaust and the Shaping of Israel. Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Tom Segev, celebrated Israeli historian and journalist, lectures on World War II and the Holocaust.

Bryson Skaar at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

Southtown Performer Spotlight. FireWorks Restaurant, 1115 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

Tuesday, April 29
Conversations from the Corrine Woodman: Shannon Weber. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Noon – 1 p.m. Shannon Weber talks about her new work, involving one-of-a-kind, hand-collected Oregon beach stone or beach glass that has been drilled by the artist.

TED Talks: ‘The Art of Being Human.’ Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 12:10 – 1:10 p.m. “The Power of Vulnerability.” Brené Brown studies human connection: our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself, as well as to understand humanity. Free.

‘Forty.’ Withycombe Hall’s Lab Theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. The Oregon State Drama Department will perform selected scenes from “Forty” by Leonora Rianda, a preview for the complete production to debut in April of 2015. The preview will be followed by a discussion.

Celtic Jam at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Timba Tuesday at Impulse Bar & Grill. 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Join the Rumbanana Salsa Group every Tuesday night after Rumbanana’s classes at Impulse Bar and Grill. They’ll be playing the best Timba, with a hint of Reggaeton and Bachata. Under 21 allowed until 9 p.m. No cover.

Corvallis Community Choir Rehearsal. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Newcomers welcome. No audition is needed, no memorization is required. No music experience necessary. Director: Dr. David Servias. Cost: $50 per term. For info, contact Janet Converse at 541-753-7660 or j.converse@comcast.net.

Discovery Lecture: Adam Braun. Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. Adam Braun is the founder and CEO of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning nonprofit organization that has opened more than 150 schools across Africa, Asia, and Latin America and delivered more than 10 million educational hours in its first five years. PoP was founded with just $25 using what Adam coined a “for-purpose” approach to blending nonprofit idealism with for-profit business principles.

Improv Class. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Instructor: Eric Nepom. Free. For info, call 541-758-7827 or visit www.majestic.org.

Wednesday, April 30
Cheap Night at Darkside Cinema. 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. Wednesday is Cheap Night at Darkside. Cost: $6 for all shows. Bring your own container for discounted prices on popcorn.

Corvallis Farmers’ Market. NW Jackson Ave. & NW 1st St., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The outdoor farmers’ market features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. The market is open through November. For info, visit www.locallygrown.org.

OSUsed Store Afternoon Sale. 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. Noon – 3 p.m. The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly afternoon public sale. Items include furniture, computers and computer accessories, sporting goods, bicycles, household items, and more. For info, visit http://surplus.oregonstate.edu.

Oregon Shadow Theatre: ‘Anansi the Spider.’ Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 4 – 5 p.m. The Oregon Shadow Theatre will perform “Anansi the Spider” as part of the Corvallis Public Library’s annual bilingual literacy celebration.

Third Annual Community Poetry Night. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Celebrate National Poetry Month with Grass Roots during an open mic event in the bookstore. Local poets and poetry fans are invited to read their own work or a favorite poem by someone else. Everyone is welcome to sit back and enjoy the variety of talent without reading. Participants will be asked to sign up before the event, but everyone is welcome to read, time permitting. Limit your reading to five minutes. For info or to register, contact 541-754-7668 or grootsreads@gmail.com.

Oregon Reads Book Discussion. Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 7 – 8 p.m. In celebration of Oregon Reads 2014, join award-winning poet and OSU faculty member Karen Holmberg as she leads a discussion of “Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems,” a book of some of William Stafford’s most beloved poems.

Beavers Got Talent 2014. Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7 – 9:30 p.m. This annual talent show showcases the OSU student athletes’ talents, apart from sports.

Love Lightning at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 7 p.m.

‘Palestinian Christians & Muslims in the Holy Land.’ Martha Room of First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. The Sabeel Conference, “Seeds of Justice and Hope,” featured speakers of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim backgrounds, many of whom are published authors, all of whom are today’s top thinkers and activists in Middle East issues, including: Miko Peled, Max Blumenthal, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Rev. Brian McClaren, Phyllis Bennis, Pamela Olsen, and more.

Shared Suffering and Empathy: Incorporating the Holocaust into Sub-Saharan Africa Thought and Commemoration. Construction and Engineering Hall at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis., 7:30 p.m. William Miles, professor of political science and the former Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, will lecture on apartheid in South Africa and the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

Nick Rivard & Page Hundemer at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

Corvallis Belly Dance Guild Performance. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 8 p.m.

Wednesday Acoustic Live at Les Caves Bier & Kitchen. 308 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 8 – 10 p.m. Great local bands. No cover. Fine food and beer.

Thursday, May 1
Wine Tastings at First Alternative North. 2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Corvallis New Horizons Band. 6:15 p.m. Every Thursday. The New Horizons Band is a friendly group welcoming players at all levels. Admission is a quarterly tuition fee. For info including location, call Sharon Oefelein at 541-754-6098.

Remembering Anne Frank. Austin Auditorium at the LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Laureen Nussbaum, one of the last few people still alive to have been mentioned in Anne’s iconic diary, will tell her own story of survival, share her unique memories of Anne and Margot, and appraise the extraordinary legacy that is Anne’s diary.

El Yankee Gaucho with Jordan Norton at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

Infinite Improv! Comedy Troupe at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

Ladies’ Night Featuring DJ H-Ram & Josh Soto at Impulse Bar and Grill. 1425 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

Buckin’ Thursday Western Night at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill. 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

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