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Thursday, Mar. 21

Toddler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for toddlers ages 2-3 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Board of Commissioners Meeting w/ Sheriff. Board of Commissioners Office, Board Meeting Room, 205 NW 5th Street, Corvallis. 11 a.m. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/boc/ for more info. 

Chamber Forum Luncheon. Peace Lutheran Church, 2540 Applegate St., Philomath. 12 p.m. Free. Chamber Forum Luncheons are held the third Thursday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. These luncheons bring the general membership and guests together for networking, in addition to inviting speakers who give topical presentations of interest to businesses. Visit http://www.philomathevents.com/ for info. 

Understanding & Responding to Dementia Behaviors. Chintimini Senior & Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 12:00 p.m. Free. Behavior is one of the main ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and some strategies to handle some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Workshop provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. Presenter: Alise Liepnieks, MPH, Regional Coordinator, Oregon Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association. Visit, https://www.corvallisoregon.gov for more info.

READ Dogs: Read to a Dog. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. Kids can practice reading aloud with a trained therapy READ Dog (Reading Education Assistance Dog). READ Dogs visit twice monthly, 1st and 3rd Thursdays after school. On-site permission form required. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Corvallis Arts Walk: March. Downtown Corvallis. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Arts Walk is a grassroots-organized art walk that takes place on the third Thursday of each month in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Galleries, studios, arts and crafts stores, and the occasional pop-up keep their doors open late to host an art-related event or demonstration. Visit www.CorvallisArtsWalk.com to find which art studios are hosting which art shows. Follow the Corvallis Arts Walk on Facebook and Twitter for more information. 

City Work Session. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend City Council meetings. Members of the community wishing to offer comment in advance on topics appearing on any City Council agenda are encouraged to use the public input form at www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicinput. 

Youth Game Day. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:30 p.m. Free. Drop-in family board game time! Youth 18 and under, and their caregivers, are invited to play board games at the library on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Games provided. Caregivers with young children must remain in the game room for supervision. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Field Burns Opening Reception. Memorial Union Building (MU), Concourse Gallery and Talisman Room, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 5 p.m. Join photographer Patrick Collier for the opening reception to an exhibit of his work, Field Burns. Visit https://mu.oregonstate.edu/gallery for more info. 

March Business after Hours: Davis Home Inspections. 1677 SW 35th St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. Free. Join Corvallis Chamber of Commerce for their March Business after Hours, hosted by Davis Home Inspections. Visit http://www.corvallischamber.com/ for more info. 

Science on Tap: Is it environmentally responsible to eat fish? Rogue Brewery, Boardroom South Beach 2320 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport. 5:30 p.m. Free. Are fisheries sustainable? Should we even eat fish anymore? Overfishing is rampant! Rockfish are recovering! Climate change reduces fish catch! There is no wonder that the public is confused about the status of ocean fisheries when multiple competing narratives vie for attention on the front pages of newspapers, and indeed the state of fisheries science is in a similar state of flux. In this talk, I will cover some of the major issues confronting marine fisheries, touch on the global status of fisheries, and explain what kinds of fish you can responsibly eat. Contact moffettc@oregonstate.edu for more info. 

League of Women Voters. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m. Free. League of Women Voters Meeting – Voters Services. Topic: Hard Rock Mining or Jail. Public welcome. Co-sponsored by the Library. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Parks, Natural Areas, and Recreation Advisory Board. 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. The public is invited and welcome to attend these monthly meetings. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-pnrab for more info. 

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

Imagine Open Mic. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare. Visit https://imaginecoffee.net/ for info. 

Appalachian Old Time Music Jam. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Old time music jam, hosted by the Feral Chicken Stringband. The jam is open to all, but tunes will be played up to speed. Contact lunaj@peak.org for more info. 

Corvallis Advocate Storytelling Night. DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Sign up at 7 p.m, come tell your story! Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for more info.  

Patchwork Mind. Calapooia Brewing Company. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8:00 p.m. Free. Come see Patchwork Mind at Calapooia Brewing Company. For more info, visit: http:// calapooiabrewing.com/blog/.      

Friday, Mar. 22

Northwest Horse Fair. Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, Albany. 10 a.m. $7-$14. The Northwest Horse Fair & Expo has become an annual tradition for horse owners and horse lovers in the Northwest. Held at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center in Albany, Oregon, the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo combines to the highest degree, first-rate education, entertainment, and shopping. Whether you own horses or are a horse lover at heart, are a beginner or professional, are interested in dressage or trail riding, there is truly something for everyone. It’s three days of fun the entire family can enjoy. Schedule: Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. -Trade show closes at 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Trade show closes at 7 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For information visit: http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/. 

Preschool Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for preschoolers ages 4-5 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Music a la Carte. Oregon State University, Memorial Union Lounge, MU, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Fridays. 12 p.m. Free. Music a la Carte, a free, 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, beginning at 12 p.m. and lasting for approximately 45 minutes. They feature a variety of OSU music ensembles, faculty and student musicians, as well as regional, national and international guest artists. Visit mu.oregonstate.edu/main/ music-la-carte.

Movie Matinees at the Senior Center. Albany Senior Center. 489 NW Water Ave., Albany. 12:30 p.m. Free. For information call: 541-917-7760. 

2 Towns Ciderhouse Fresh-Pressed Jams ft. Ronnie Kay. 2 Towns Ciderhouse Tap Room, 33930 SE Eastgate Cir., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Start your weekend off right with the beautiful tunes of local singer songwriter… Ronnie Kay! Looking to play in our Friday Fresh-Pressed Jams series? Drop us a line at info@2townsciderhouse.com for more information. Please provide any recordings & media kits available with email. 

Tween Takeover: Nerf. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:15 p.m. Free. If you are in the 4th-6th grades, join us for an after-hours Nerf event! Un-modded Nerf equipment welcome; safety glasses required and provided! Registration for this event is required and space is limited. Registration opens at 10am on Friday, March 8 at this link: https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/tween-nerf// If you have any questions, contact the Youth Reference Desk at 541-766-6794.Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Doug Booth. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare. Visit https://imaginecoffee.net/ for info. 

Too Good to Say Goodbye. Albany Civic Theater, 111 SE 1st Ave., Albany. 7:30 p.m. $11-$14. Redmon Hunter, a best-selling author of pulp fiction, has created an unusual world for himself. His talent lies in his ability to make his characters come to life for his readers; they’re so real, in fact, that they literally take up residence in his home while he’s working on a novel. Once the book is published, they pack up and leave him to “live in the minds” of the readers. Recently, writer’s block has set in, so all the characters from his works in progress have set up semi-permanent residence in literary limbo. Redmon’s chance meeting with Amanda Hawkins, a beautiful, young pop literature professor, sets the wheels in motion for a madcap comedy where wild imaginary characters clash with real world snobs. Visit http://www.albanycivic.org/ for more info. 

Hyding Jekyll & Minor Anomaly. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5. Hyding Jekyll: https://hydingjekyll.bandcamp.com/. Minor Anomaly: https://soundcloud.com/minoranomaly. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.  

Lucky Lipsync Legends 2019. DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 p.m. $5. Haus Of Dharma Presents: Lucky Lipsync Legends- Corvallis’ greenest, gayest, and most gag-inducing EXTRAVAGANZA! Come celebrate in style with the wackiest drag family in town! Come to DeMaggio’s New York Pizza for sickening drag performances and fierce drag lip sync battles, featuring Haus of Dharma performers and guest artists from all over Oregon! Watch the performers battle it out for the title of “Lucky Lipsync Legend 2019l Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for more info.     

Saturday, Mar. 23

Alsea Falls Spring Fling Trail Run. Alsea Falls Recreational Area, Alsea. 8 a.m. $35-$60. The Alsea Falls Spring Fling offers a course that is a mix of trails and gravel roads to allow you to find your place among the ferns and forest canopy. Choose from a 5K, 10K, or half marathon distance. Enjoy BBQ after the race! Registration is $35-$60. For complete information, and to register, visit https://www.oregontrailruns.com/spring-fling/. 

Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. Benton County Fairgrounds, Guerber Hall, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Corvallis Indoor Winter Market is one of western Oregon’s oldest weekly indoor winter markets. The market offers a broad variety of fine quality crafted items from artist drawings to handcrafted jewelry. The food selections are also outstanding! From organically grown vegetables and fruits to artisan baked breads, this weekly market offers a broad selection. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in Guerber Hall at the Benton County Fairgrounds, January 12 through April 13, 2019. Visit https://corvalliswintermarket.wordpress.com/ for info. 

Northwest Horse Fair. Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, Albany. 9 a.m. $7-$14. The Northwest Horse Fair & Expo has become an annual tradition for horse owners and horse lovers in the Northwest. Held at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center in Albany, Oregon, the Northwest Horse Fair & Expo combines to the highest degree, first-rate education, entertainment, and shopping. Whether you own horses or are a horse lover at heart, are a beginner or professional, are interested in dressage or trail riding, there is truly something for everyone. It’s three days of fun the entire family can enjoy. Schedule: Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. -Trade show closes at 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9p.m. – Trade show closes at 7 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For information visit: http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/. 

Farmer’s Market at The Warehouse. The Warehouse, 315 SE Lyon St., Albany. 12 p.m. Free. It’s not too cold for the indoor Farmer’s Market at The Warehouse. Locally-sourced fresh produce, meat, grains, and artisan breads and preserves are available Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Top off your fresh baked pastry with a warm cup of coffee or tea and you’ll think it was Summer! For information please call: (541) 704-0076, or visit: https://www.facebook.com/thewarehousealbany/. 

No Offense: The Improv Jam. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $6. Looking to play some fun improv games, but have 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! If you’ve ever dreamed of being a player on “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” this is your chance – no experience necessary. Or if you’d rather stay in the audience and watch, that’s great too – come to play or to cheer on your friends. No script, no props, no fear – No Offense! Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info. 

Pete Kozak. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare. Visit https://imaginecoffee.net/ for info. 

Too Good to Say Goodbye. Albany Civic Theater, 111 SE 1st Ave., Albany. 7:30 p.m. $11-$14. Redmon Hunter, a best-selling author of pulp fiction, has created an unusual world for himself. His talent lies in his ability to make his characters come to life for his readers; they’re so real, in fact, that they literally take up residence in his home while he’s working on a novel. Once the book is published, they pack up and leave him to “live in the minds” of the readers. Recently, writer’s block has set in, so all the characters from his works in progress have set up semi-permanent residence in literary limbo. Redmon’s chance meeting with Amanda Hawkins, a beautiful, young pop literature professor, sets the wheels in motion for a madcap comedy where wild imaginary characters clash with real world snobs. Visit http://www.albanycivic.org/ for more info. 

Richie G & MA Beat. Calapooia Brewing Company. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8:00 p.m. Free. Come see Richie G & MA Beat at Calapooia Brewing Company. For more info, visit: http:// calapooiabrewing.com/blog/.  

Jimmy Wolfson, Erin Westfall, Katy & the Null Sets. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. $5. 9 p.m., Katy & the Null Sets; 10 p.m., Erin Westfall; and 11 p.m.. Jimmy Wolfson. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.  

Unified Entertainment Spring Break Bash. DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 p.m. $5. Come hang with Unified Entertainment and GroundUp Studios and celebrate the end of a term with a great party with a fantastic lineup! With performances by Yung Bugatti, Brain Damage, Z0diac, PrimeTyme Music, Aelem, SiK Rebel, Mposter, and ThatKidCry.Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for more info.   

Sunday, Mar. 24

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

Ecstatic Dance with DJ Baron von Spirit. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2 St., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sundays. We dance together every Sunday morning. Except during the summer months, when it’s every other week. For more info Visit www.ecstaticdancecorvallis.com 

Productivity Sit-Ins. Coffee Culture, 1195 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free. Every Sunday come work with and get to know fellow women of color at Oregon State University! 

“Corvallis Together” Anti-Racist Gathering.  650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. 3-4 p.m.: Meet at the gazebo in Corvallis’ Central Park for community speakers and social justice choir music. 4-5 p.m.: Reconvene at the Corvallis Mosque for community support vigil. Please join Corvallis Together to reject hate and choose peace and love for our community. They mourn those who have been murdered or harmed by racism, hatred or religious persecution and stand with our neighbors to show that everyone belongs in Corvallis Together. Contact stacey.a.torres@gmail.com for more info. 

Blues Jam. Calapooia Brewing Company. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 4 p.m. Free. Come see the Blues Jam at Calapooia Brewing Company every Sunday at 4! For more info, visit: http:// calapooiabrewing.com/blog/ 

Contact Improv Jam. Downtown Dance, 223 NW 2 St., Corvallis. 4-6 p.m. Suggested donation $10. The Sunday CI Jam is a time to practice the art of improvisation, exploring the endless possibilities of moving while in contact (or not). Feel the play of gravity, support, weight, counterbalance, and downright playfulness in solo, duet, or large group improvisation. Visit https://goodsamchurch-episcopal.org/ for info.

Being Human in the 21st Century: A Special Evening with Nate Hagens. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. What do the converging environmental, economic, and energy crises mean for the fate of humanity? What can the long arc of human history teach us about our uncertain future? The Post Carbon Institute invites you to join in an evening with Nate Hagens in Corvallis. You’ll have a conversation based on Hagens’ work, which explores how once human individual and collective behavior are integrated with energy, climate, and resource constraints, there becomes a much clearer timeline and priority of human response. What does this synthesis mean for us here in Oregon? Nate runs an Honors seminar at the University of Minnesota called “Reality 101 – A Survey of the Human Predicament.” Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Monday, Mar. 25

School’s Out Adventure: Spring Salmon Study. Avery House Nature Center, 1200 SW Avery Park Dr. 9 a.m. $50/day or $125 for all 3 days. When the Corvallis schools are closed, send your child (ages 5-10) on a fun and educational adventure! Run with the salmon on a journey from mountain streams to giant ocean seas. Dissect a hatchery salmon to see egg masses and internal anatomy. Test local rivers for key salmon needs from water quality to stream sediment and debris. Visit Clemens Park and the Alsea Fish Hatchery. Create a large-scale salmon art installation. Visit http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/. 

Tween Code Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. Tweens can meet with a professional coder monthly to explore coding through game design using Scratch and CS First. Free. Open to tweens in 4-6th grades. Snacks and supplies provided; tweens are welcome to bring their own laptops if they want. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Family Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. Free. Songs and stories for kids of all ages and their families. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

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

Tuesday, Mar. 26

MIME Speaks: Toastmasters. OSU: 226 Rogers Hall, 2000 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 a.m. Tuesdays. Improve your public speaking skills and confidence.  

Greeters: Silverman Studios. 2711 Newton St, Philomath. 8:30 a.m. Free. Join Corvallis Chamber of Commerce for an hour of networking with Silverman Studios! Visit http://www.corvallischamber.com/ for more info. 

School’s Out Adventure: Spring Salmon Study. Avery House Nature Center, 1200 SW Avery Park Dr. 9 a.m. $50/day or $125 for all 3 days. When the Corvallis schools are closed, send your child (ages 5-10) on a fun and educational adventure! Run with the salmon on a journey from mountain streams to giant ocean seas. Dissect a hatchery salmon to see egg masses and internal anatomy. Test local rivers for key salmon needs from water quality to stream sediment and debris. Visit Clemens Park and the Alsea Fish Hatchery. Create a large-scale salmon art installation. Visit http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/. 

Wiggly Wobbler Storytime. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 10 a.m. Free. Come to Philomath Community Library for songs, finger plays, books, and movement! Each week they will share ideas that can be used at home and explore early literacy concepts. Babies and wobblers ages 0-24 months are welcome with a parent or caregiver. (Older siblings are also welcome.) Following storytime they offer play time with baby toys and music. Storytimes are hosted in the Philomath Community Library Meeting Room. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Visit http://www.philomathevents.com/ for more info. 

Sing-A-Long. Chintimini Senior & Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Free. Join this musical group and sing the old songs with friends! The group is free, but registration is required. Contact, chelsea.chytka@corvallisoregon.gov for more info. 

Infant Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes for infants ages 0-12 months. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Rotary Meeting. Peace Lutheran Church, 2540 Applegate St., Philomath. 12 p.m. Free. Visit http://www.philomathevents.com/ for more info. 

Tears of Joy Theatre presents: The Vain Little Mouse/La Ratoncita Presumida. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:00 p.m. Free. Families are invited to a bilingual puppet show presented by Tears of Joy Theatre. In this bilingual (Spanish/English) folktale from Venezuela, our tiny heroine thinks herself much too fine to accept the proposal of a common mouse, as in love with her as he may be. Indeed, she sets her sights on ‘worthier’ matches, like the sun, the wind and the mountain. Yet, her search for a perfect suitor worthy of her love brings her right back to the romantic little mouse who first proposed. Only now, La Ratoncita has learned to see her admirer’s true worth, not to mention the importance of being humble… at least a little. For more information, contact Youth Services: 541-766-6794. https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Log Rolling. Dixon Recreation Center, Dixon Pool, 425 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $3-$7. Looking to try something new? Come check out log rolling! Aquatics staff will be present to answer questions and provide safety support. No experience is necessary. Key Log Rolling – max 8 participants per session. No registration needed $3 for Students and Members, $5 for OSU Community, $7 for General Public paid day of at Rec Services inside Dixon. Visit http://recsports.oregonstate.edu/ for more info.

Corvallis Community Choir: Winter Rehearsals. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. $50 per term, $15 for students or $5 per week. Tuesdays. Director: Naomi Bennett. Accompanist: Bryson Skaar. This non-audition secular choir is dedicated to spreading joy through singing. Website: www.corvalliscommunitychoir.us. Email: nonandjay1@gmail.com

Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for the weekly Celtic Jam. Visit https://imaginecoffee.net/ for info.  

Spring Break Teen Movie Marathon: Maze Runner. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2:00 p.m. Free. Teens can watch one movie per day from the Maze Runner trilogy over Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of Spring Break. All movies start at 2 p.m. and are rated PG-13. Snacks are provided. https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Makers Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2:00 p.m. Free. Makers Club is an all-ages exploration of technology, creativity, and creation! Experiment with circuit building, robot programming, and more. Try out 3d modeling and printing. The virtual reality headset is a blast! https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Board Game Night. McMenamins, 2001 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Join fellow postdocs for Board Game Night! They will have a variety of games to choose from so stop by for as little or as long as you’d like. Feel free to bring guests and your own games! Contact opa.osu@gmail.com for more info.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920). Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4thSt., 7 p.m. $6-$8.Silent feature with live musical accompaniment by SONOCHROMATICStarring John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield. DramaVisit https://darksidecinema.com/formore info.      

Wednesday, Mar. 27

School’s Out Adventure: Spring Salmon Study. Avery House Nature Center, 1200 SW Avery Park Dr. 9 a.m. $50/day or $125 for all 3 days. When the Corvallis schools are closed, send your child (ages 5-10) on a fun and educational adventure! Run with the salmon on a journey from mountain streams to giant ocean seas. Dissect a hatchery salmon to see egg masses and internal anatomy. Test local rivers for key salmon needs from water quality to stream sediment and debris. Visit Clemens Park and the Alsea Fish Hatchery. Create a large-scale salmon art installation. Visit http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/. 

Rise & Shine Storytime. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 10 a.m. Free. Wake up with Rise and Shine Storytime. Children ages 2-4 are welcome to drop by for stories, songs, and movement to start the day! Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Visit http://www.philomathevents.com/ for more info. 

Wobbler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for wobblers ages 2-3 years. Visit, https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Women in Business: Attracting & Retaining Employees. 101 Eat & Drink, 101 NW Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free. Come explore how businesses are combating the rising cost of healthcare, increasing employee retention, and protecting their employee’s financial security and wellbeing. Learn how to create a competitive advantage by deciphering between the many different benefit options and how to apply them to your workforce. Leave with a strong understanding of how to tackle the issues businesses face in recruiting and retaining employees as well as the tools to implement successful communication and administration. Visit http://www.corvallischamber.com/. 

Housing Opportunities Action Council. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. The Housing Opportunities Action Council is a partnership between the City of Corvallis and Benton County working to address the root causes of housing affordability and homelessness. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Downtown Fire Station, 400 NW Harrison Blvd. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc for info. 

Understanding Sundowners. Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, 420 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. They will have a presentation on Understanding Sundowners, followed by an open forum to discuss your loved one with dementia. Come for education and support. Contact cyndishear@gmail.com for more info. 

Spring Break Teen Movie Marathon: Scorch Trials. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2:00 p.m. Free. Teens can watch one movie per day from the Maze Runner trilogy over Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of Spring Break. All movies start at 2 p.m. and are rated PG-13. Snacks are provided. https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.  

Death Café. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe St., Corvallis. Every Wednesday. First and third Wednesdays 6 p.m., Second and fourth Wednesdays 12 p.m. Got thoughts about mortality? Death Café Corvallis is simply to listen and talk about death. The group’s guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality, and while participants are invited to talk death, the group isn’t a support group, debate society, sales pitch, religious or anti-religious organization, nor does it have a therapeutic agenda. Rather, curious individuals are invited to “drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death with interesting people.” Join Death Cafe Corvallis, if you like, at https:// www.facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis – contact – deathcafecorvallis@gmail.com – for information. Come talk truth to death. 

Red Hot Stitchers. New Morning Bakery, 219 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Knitters and crocheters create items of comfort for people and animals in need in the community. All skill levels welcome. Information: eaday@aol.com. 

Kayak Roll Sessions. Dixon Recreation Center, Dixon Pool, 425 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. $3-$7. Come learn how to perform effective kayak rolls to allow you to quickly right your boat. This class will get you comfortable and prepared to perform kayak rolls at Stevens Pool inside Dixon Recreation Center. No registration needed $3 for Students and Members, $5 for OSU Community, $7 for General Public paid day of at Rec Services. Visit http://recsports.oregonstate.edu/ for more info. 

Thursday, Mar. 28

Toddler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for toddlers ages 2-3 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.      

Spring Break Teen Movie Marathon: Death Cure. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2:00 p.m. Free. Teens can watch one movie per day from the Maze Runner trilogy over Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of Spring Break. All movies start at 2 p.m. and are rated PG-13. Snacks are provided. https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.         

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

Michelle Dedman Trio. Calapooia Brewing Company. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8:00 p.m. Free. Come see Michelle Dedman Trio at Calapooia Brewing Company. For more info, visit: http:// calapooiabrewing.com/blog/.           

Need something listed here? Email us at calendar@corvallisadvocate.com with the name of your event, volunteer opportunity, peer group, public meeting, art exhibit, live performance, or any other community happenings and include the address, time, and cost, along with a brief description. To be in print by Thursday, submit by midnight Friday of the previous week. Thanks for reading. Take care, Corvallis.
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Albany Historic Carousel & Museum. Historic Carousel & Museum, 503 1 Ave., West Albany. Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday & Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There is also a wonderful museum that highlights American carousel history. Visit albanycarousel.com/.

Exhibit at Benton County Museum. Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Museum with collections of geological equipment, quilts & 16mm family movies shot in the 1940s. For info visit, bentoncountymuseum.org/. 

Exhibit: Field Burns. Memorial Union Building (MU), Concourse Gallery and Talisman Room, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Every day until May 5. This exhibit was originally displayed in the Broadway Gallery at Portland State University. The works were created with a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission, and were expertly printed, alongside the artist, by the Portland State University College of Art Director of Digital Facilities, Burke Jam, and their Digital Lab Technician, Tom Yang. Many thanks to PSU Professor Emeritus Scott Burns and PSU Professor Emerita of Modern Art History Art Sue Taylor for generously allowing the reprinting of their documentation and to the artist, Patrick Collier, for entrusting us with his work in order to bring it to the Oregon State University community. Visit https://mu.oregonstate.edu/gallery for more info. 

Exhibit: 2019 Howland Community Open Exhibition. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday till April 18. Free.  Corvallis. Unlike other curated shows at The Arts Center, the Howland Community OPEN Exhibition invites ALL people living in Linn or Benton Counties to show their art. Professionals exhibit alongside youth and the gallery walls are filled with the creativity of over 200 artists.Art making is a valuable means of expression for beginners and seasoned professional artists alike. The exhibit reflects the joy of art-making and the engagement of our community with the visual arts. Awards are given for several categories, including Youth, People’s Choice, 3-Dimensional Works, and Small but Mighty. Visit https://theartscenter.net/open-exhibition/ for more info.

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