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Thursday, July 27

Teen Day: Games and Art. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1-3:30 p.m. Free. Play video and board games, and design a collaborative art piece for the teen space with local artist Diana Ryan. Free and open to teens in or entering middle and high school. Snacks and supplies provided. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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/.

Free Yoga at the SAGE Summer Concert. Bruce Starker Arts Amphitheater, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 5:15-6 p.m. Join Live Well Studio at Starker Arts Park before the concert for a fun free outdoor yoga class. All levels welcome. For info, visit livewellstudio.com.

Sage Summer Concert. Bruce Starker Arts Amphitheater, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 6-9 p.m. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10 per family. The SAGE Summer Concerts are family-friendly events showcasing local musicians and supporting local businesses. All proceeds benefit SAGE and help them continue to grow 3 tons of food annually for hunger relief organizations in Corvallis. Local businesses will be selling food and drinks, with alcohol served in the beer garden. Free parking is available on site, and the park is easily accessible by bicycle. Join the Corvallis Environmental Center for an evening of music and outdoor fun in the spectacular Corvallis summertime. For info, visit corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/eci/events/concerts/.

An Atomic Whirl/Whatever Together/Corvallis Experiments in Noise. Interzone Inc., 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-9:30 p.m. For info, visit https://www.facebook.com/corvallisnoise/.

The New Science of Pain. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Discover how modern pain neuroscience can lead to better treatment and hope for the future. Topics & Speakers: Persistent Pain Explained by Dr. Kevin Cuccaro, D.O. The Difference Between Pain & Suffering by Lianne Dyche, LCSW. Movement, Motion & Pain by Sharna Prasad, PT. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Friday, July 28

Sustainable Corvallis: Quarterly Gathering. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Noon-1:30 p.m. Free. Presentations by Coalition partners and action teams. Includes refreshments and networking opportunities. For info, visit sustainablecorvallis.org.

Emerson Vineyards Friday Night Music Series- Two Minds. Emerson Vineyards, 11665 Airlie Rd., Monmouth. 6-9 p.m. $10, plus a can of food for the local food bank. Visit Emerson Vineyards Friday evenings for live music. Bring dinner, sit under the trees, and enjoy the gorgeous scenery. For info, visit emersonvineyards.com/events/.

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

 

Saturday, July 29

Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse at the Library – For Kids. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Free. A total solar eclipse is coming on August 21, 2017. Join the Heart of the Valley Astronomers to learn about the eclipse, including how to best enjoy it while staying safe. Solar eclipse glasses will be given to every participant. This free class is suitable for teens and adults. For info, visit hvaastronomy.com/.

Sasquatch Duro Road & Gravel Bike Race. Sasquath Duro Location, Bellfountain. 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sasquatch awaits for the final round in the Oregon Triple Crown. Remote 80- or 60-mile route with segments of gravel to keep the adventure high. Amazing post-event BBQ and support on course. For info, visit oregontriplecrown.com/.

Sixth Annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend. Boiler Bay State Park, Depoe Bay. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Naturalists will be on hand each day to help watch for whales and other wildlife as well as provide information on whales, dolphins, porpoises and their habitats. This event is free, open to the public, and for all ages. It is a family friendly, eco-friendly shore based whale watch; no worries about seasickness. Observe the whales in their natural habitat without causing disturbance. For info, visit https://www.facebook.com/ACSOregonChapter/.

Art & Wine in the Garden. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Beautiful gardens provide an amazing backdrop to wander through. Enjoy all the wonderful art and crafts from local artisans. Partake in great wine and live music. Wares include watercolors, fused glass, unique jewelry, sculptures, mosaics and much more. Free to the public. Wine, food, art and crafts for purchase. For info, visit garlandnursery.com/event/4243/.

22nd Annual Santiam SummerFest. Downtown Historic Third Ave., Stayton. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Presented by Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce with Title Sponsor NW Preferred Federal Credit Union. Includes 100+ Vendor Street Fair, Classic Car Show & Cruise Out in Pioneer Park, Art Show & Tours at the Historic Brown House, Corn Hole Tournament, Free Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Family Fun Zone, Food, Live Entertainment, and Beer Garden hosted by Rusty Truck Brewing, LLC. For info, visit facebook.com/StaytonSublimityChamber/.

Yoga on Tap. Block 15 South Tap Room Deck, 3415 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis. 11 a.m. $15 includes yoga and the first Block 15 pint. 21+ only. Kick of the week with yoga and a beer. Warm up with a 60 minute yoga practice; cool down with a Block 15 pint. Yoga on Tap requires no yoga or beer drinking experience. For info and to register, visit squareup.com/store/UrbanYoga.

Craft Beer Picnic. Cornelius Family Farm, 3375 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Noon-8 p.m. $7. Join Block 15 Brewing and friends for a family-friendly picnic at the Cornelius Orchard & Farm to celebrate local craft brewing and the vibrant community of independent beer-, cider-, and mead-makers and drinkers from around the mid-valley area. Enjoy live music all day, challenge your buddies in classic lawn games, snack on treats from area food carts and restaurants, and enjoy craft brews from your favorite local producers – all while the kiddos enjoy face painting, games, and crafts in the kids’ area. Local and delicious food will be provided by Les Caves Bier & Kitchen, Kalamata Bistro and Burnheimer Meat Co. Entertainment will include live music, along with games like cornhole, viking chess, and the “Dunk-a-Brewer” dunk tank fundraiser and more. Families are welcome all day and lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. Alternative transportation is encouraged via ample, free, bike parking and a free shuttle from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. that includes stops at Block 15 and the campus Downward Dog. Vehicle parking is available for $5/vehicle. For info, visit block15.com/picnic.

Historic Homes Trolley Tour. Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW Fourth St., Corvallis. 12:45-2:30 p.m. Free. Join in a guided driving tour of the gorgeous historic homes in and around downtown Corvallis. Ride in comfortable antique style in an old-fashioned trolley as an informed guide explains the history and architecture behind the beautiful homes on the tour. It’s about an hour and a half long, and you’ll be dropped off near City Hall when you’re done. Children are welcome, although the tour is not really suitable for kids under 10. People with reservations are seated first, and walk-ons are accepted if we have room. For info, visit visitcorvallis.com/calendar-of-events/.

Philomath Uncorked. Downtown Philomath. 3-7 p.m. Philomath Uncorked pairs downtown Philomath businesses with local wineries to provide an evening of wine tasting while strolling lovely downtown Philomath. For info, visit philomathchamber.org/uncorked.

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/.

Hot Summer Nights “Hollywood”. Corvallis Elks #1413, 1400 NW Ninth St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 12:15 a.m. $7.50. +21. Walk the Red Carpet dressed as a “Rock Star” “Model” “Movie Star” and dance to 80’s rock hits from “Into the STORM”. Dinner and cocktails will be served. Lots of prizes.

Real Bands, Real Music: PG-13 (world debut!), AKIRA, Senza. Interzone Coffee House, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation – but no one turned away. Three original alternative bands offer an evening of original music. For info, visit https://www.facebook.com/Luthor-Maggot-127398830686248/.

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

Richie G, MA Beat and Willie. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.

 

Sunday, July 30

Sixth Annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend. Boiler Bay State Park, Depoe Bay. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Naturalists will be on hand to help watch for whales and other wildlife as well as provide information on whales, dolphins, porpoises and their habitats. This event is free, open to the public, and for all ages. It is a family friendly, eco-friendly shore based whale watch. No worries about seasickness, and you can observe the whales in their natural habitat without causing disturbance. For info, visit https://www.facebook.com/ACSOregonChapter/.

Art & Wine in the Garden. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Beautiful gardens provide an amazing backdrop to wander through. Enjoy all the wonderful art and crafts from local artisans. Partake in great wine and live music. Wares include watercolors, fused glass, unique jewelry, sculptures, mosaics and much more. Free to the public. Wine, food, art and crafts for purchase. For info, visit garlandnursery.com/event/4243/.

Yoga for Recovery. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 12:30–1:45 p.m. $7 Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/.

HOUR Exchange presents Local Currency Marketplace. Corvallis Riverfront Park, 2 NW First St., Corvallis. 1-5 p.m. Free. Live music by Space Neighbors. Free and Family friendly. Public Celebration of the Benton County HOUR Exchange’s 15th birthday. For info, visit hourexchange.org/.

Trumpet-organ Concert. First Baptist Church 125 NW 10th St, Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free admission. Donations go to LoveINC. Pipe organist Craig Hanson and international trumpet soloist Mark Bacon will be giving a concert at First Baptist Church of Corvallis, 9th & Monroe. The event will celebrate the volunteers of LoveINC who have been helping to “fill the gaps” in goods and resources for 40 years in Benton County. This concert also highlights the 100th anniversary of The Reuter Organ Company. A reception will follow the concert.

 

Monday, July 31

Hula Classes. First Baptist Church, 125 NW 10th St., Corvallis. 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. 6 -7:15 p.m. class is for all students to learn new dances and review ones already learned. For info, contact bslandau@gmail.com.

Mindful Mondays- Community Yoga Flow with Krista. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. Mondays at 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/.

Bryson Skaar. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Mondays. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.

 

Tuesday, August 1

Morning Meditation Circle. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 8:45-9:45 a.m. $7 Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/.

Teen Summer Movie: Kong – Skull Island. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1-3 p.m. Free. Teens in or entering middle and high school can stop by to see the movie Kong: Skull Island (PG-13), about scientists and soldiers who intrude into Kong’s territory while exploring an island. Snacks provided. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

How the Ancient Greeks Used Eclipses to Measure Astronomical Distances. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. A total solar eclipse is coming on August 21, 2017. Join Sarah Hagen, a Phd Student in Mathematics at OSU to learn about how the ancient Greeks were able to use eclipse events and the geometry of triangles to measure the size and distance to both the moon and the sun with surprising accuracy. In this presentation, participants will learn how the Greeks were able to make such astounding measurements, and will leave with the tools to make such measurements themselves. No specific mathematical background is required. This free program is suitable for teens and adults. A limited quantity of eclipse glasses will be available. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Concert in the Park- Elgar and Sullivan. Central Park Gazebo, Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit c-cband.org/.

 

Wednesday, August 2

Benton County Fair & Rodeo. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Plans are underway now for the best ever Fair & Rodeo. This year’s fair will include the Benton Oaks Taphouse featuring local brews, as well as the Willamette Valley Fiddle contest, a retro gaming room, the OMSI Science Festival, and much more. The Main Stage headliner is Asleep at the Wheel at 7:30 p.m. For info, visit facebook.com/BentonCountyFairandRodeo/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf.

Eclipse Expo. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Drop in for solar eclipse activities and information, including viewing glasses (limited supply). For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Teen Book Club. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 1-3 p.m. Free. Middle and high school students are welcome to join in for a discussion of Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Book club copies of Found will be available from the library’s front desk beginning in mid-June. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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. Our 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.

Hilltop Big Band at Central Park. Central Park Gazebo, Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. The Hilltop Big Band presents another summer of free Central Park concerts featuring the Swing sounds of Basie and others. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Regular musicians and substitutes welcome. For info, visit hilltopbigband.com/.

 

Thursday, August 3

Benton County Fair & Rodeo. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Plans are underway now for the best ever Fair & Rodeo. This year’s fair will include the Benton Oaks Taphouse featuring local brews, as well as the Willamette Valley Fiddle contest, a retro gaming room, the OMSI Science Festival, and much more. The Main Stage headliner is Lightnin’ Willie at 7 p.m. For info, visit facebook.com/BentonCountyFairandRodeo/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf.

Juggler Michael O’Neill. Lebanon Library 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 11 a.m. Free. Part of the Children’s performers series Michael is a juggler/clown extraordinaire. He studied his craft at Castleton State College in Vermont and was later accepted to take the eight-week intensive program at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. For info, visit lebanonpubliclibrary.com.

Teen Summer Book Club: FOUND. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Read Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix (copies available at the youth desk), then discuss it with other teens. Free and open to teens in or entering middle and high school. Snacks provided. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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/.

Family Pizza Nights at SAGE. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is required. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children. Come out to SAGE for an evening of fun and pizza making for the whole family. They’ll fire up the cob oven while you harvest ingredients from the garden for your dinner. Activities for the kids and opportunities to explore for all make this a great summer evening with family and friends. For info, call 541-753-9211 and visit CorvallisEnvironmentalCenter.org.

Author Event: Brittany Wood Nickerson. Grass Roots Books and Music, 227 SW Second St. Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Author and herbalist Brittany Wood Nickerson understands that food is our most powerful medicine. In Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen she reveals how the kitchen can be a place of true awakening for the senses and spirit, as well as deep nourishment for the body. With in-depth profiles of favorite culinary herbs such as dill, sage, basil, and mint, Nickerson offers fascinating insights into the healing properties of each herb and then shares 110 original recipes for scrumptious snacks, entrées, drinks, and desserts that are specially designed to meet the body’s needs for comfort, nourishment, energy, and support through seasonal changes. For info, visit grassrootsbookstore.com/.

Bard in the Qaud: The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Memorial Union Quad, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. General Admission $15, Senior/Student/Youth $10, and OSU Student $5. Since 2006, Bard in the Quad has presented innovative, quality productions to the OSU campus. Pack a picnic and join in on the Memorial Union Quad for this fun Corvallis summer tradition. For info, visit http://summer.oregonstate.edu/todo/on-campus/entertainment/theatre.htm.

 

 

Ongoing Events

Active Strides Walking Group. Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 9-10 a.m. Free. Runs through August 16. Active Strides is a weekly walking group that meets each Wednesday, June 14 through August 16, at various locations in Corvallis for 1-3 miles walks. Each week the group will explore different locations in town and learn a bit about the greater Corvallis area, all while getting some exercise. Explore the Jackson Frazier Wetlands, Bald Hill and more. Individuals of all walking abilities are welcome and encouraged to join. Each time you attend the walk, you will be entered into a raffle for some great local prizes. Please register in advance. Once registered, receive weekly email reminders and detailed meeting locations. For info, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=257.

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 and Museum. 250 SW Broadalbin St., Albany. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Saturday; Wednesday until 9 p.m. In 2002 the community of Albany, Oregon became interested in creating a hand-carved carousel like projects recently completed in Missoula, Montana and Salem, Oregon. With this vision in mind, the organization has been teaching carving and painting skills, offering tours to school, senior and every group in between, and providing community service opportunities to school and other civic needs programs, as well as providing an outlet for volunteer-minded community members or those drawn to artistic endeavors. 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/.

Build a Better World Celebration: A Writing Opportunity for Benton County Students. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. All entries on display June 1-30. Free. Sponsored by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and open to Benton County K-12 students.

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

Chintimini Movies. Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Cost: $2. Concessions will be available for purchase. Closed captioning available on request. For info, call 541-766-6959.

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 Knight Baseball Games. Goss Stadium, 430 SW Langton Pl., Corvallis. Check schedule for time. $7 walk-up single game. Runs through August 6. Head out to a ball game and watch the Corvallis Knights, Corvallis’ own championship-winning summer collegiate baseball team, play. For ticket and schedule information, visit corvallisknights.com/index.php?p=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.

Daoist Meditation Group. First Alternative Co-op North Store, 2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis, Sundays 9-10 a.m. Daoist Quiet Sitting meditation also known as “Guarding the One”. No experience necessary. Basic instruction provided. Free. For info, email docneedlestcm@gmail.com.

Dam Right Drag Night. The Dam, 249 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. Every Third Friday of the month. Corvallis’s monthly drag show at the Dam. For info, visit https://www.facebook.com/corvallisdragnight/.

Exhibit: A God In The Hearth: a Visual Essay on Fire and Fossil Fuels with David Carmack Lewis. The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tuesday-Saturday Noon-5 p.m. Free. Runs through August 21. Exhibit of work by Portland painter David Carmack Lewis. Lewis has always been intrigued by fire, but places the topic in this body of work in a particular context. He explores the deep human connection to fire and how its use transforms landscapes and now the climate itself. Through his work Lewis hopes to engage the community on the issues of fossil fuels, climate change, and how art and science can work together to promote education and change. To enhance this engagement, and give the community of Corvallis the opportunity to participate in the discussion, Lewis invited Michael P. Nelson, (environmental ethics, Landscape Fire and Conservation Science Research Group, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, OSU), Meg Krawchuk, (fire ecology, Landscape Fire and Conservation Science Research Group, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, OSU) on a panel open to the public Saturday, July 22, at noon. For info, visit theartscenter.net/god-hearth-david-carmack-lewis/.

Exhibit: The Annual Community Art Show. Giustina Gallery, The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through July 27. This non-juried exhibit is a great opportunity for anyone in the community—regardless of age or skill level—to submit any art piece they’ve created to showcase in the gallery. There is no cost to submit artwork. For new artists that want to take that first step into the art world, this is their chance to show the community their artistic style and have it displayed in an exhibit. Submit work by June 30. The public is invited to a free reception on Tuesday, July 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., to celebrate the show’s opening and meet the artists. There will be complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar. For info, visit lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/12th-annual-community-show-call-artist-open.

Exhibit: Around the World from 80 Countries. Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Runs through Oct. 14. Around the World from 80 Countries features artifacts from the Benton County Historical Society collections. Most of the objects in this exhibition were formerly part of the Horner Museum artifact collection at Oregon State University. Benton County Historical Society acquired the Horner Museum collection in order to preserve this invaluable Benton County asset. Although the Horner Museum was originally a compilation of department collections and first emphasized the acquisition of items related to Oregon history and the natural environment, it later expanded its educational mission by adding exhibits about other cultures. Many faculty and alumni worked in or travelled to other countries and brought back items which they later donated to the Horner museum. In this exhibition, colorful textiles, interesting tools, and unusual household items represent cultures and nations from around the globe. For info, visit bentoncountymuseum.org.

Exhibit: Beautiful Science, Useful Art: Data Visualization Through History. Valley Library at OSU, Fifth floor. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Runs through August 15. From its earliest origins over two centuries ago, the purpose of data visualization has been to make information easier to understand through visual presentation and arrangement. This exhibit explores how that mission has endured and adapted to new technologies, social conditions, cultural values, and cognitive advances, and how these elements have literally shaped how we see information. Using historical visualizations chosen from the extensive manuscript, archival, and rare book collections of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center, we trace four elements constant to the endeavor of data visualization since its genesis: Integrity, Beauty, Utility, and Novelty. These themes are explored across diverse subject areas, including geology, history, economics, religion, climatology, medicine, art, and more.

Exhibit: The Bind. The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tuesday-Saturday. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Runs through July 29. “The Bind,” is an art installation, which paradoxically shows emerging work but is retrospective in nature as well. The viewer enters the installation through a curtain and into a square-turned-circular room where artwork hangs in one continuously curved display. For info, visit theartscenter.net/jen-g-pywell-bind-art-installation-corrine-woodman-gallery/.

Exhibit: Pollination. Gallery 440, 440 Strand Agriculture Hall, 170 SW Waldo Pl., Corvallis. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. – 1p.m. Free. Runs through September 8. Recent Work by Tallmadge Doyle. Sponsored by the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, the exhibit features 15 hand-pulled prints from her studies of the nature and science of pollination. Doyle’s “Pollinators” series fits into the long tradition of botanical art, which first took root during the European Renaissance, primarily from the 15th to 17th centuries. The series includes a wide variety of print techniques that are employed both singly and combined, including aquatint, chine collé, etching and woodcut, along with hand-applied color. For info, contact Shelley Curtis at shelley.curtis@oregonstate.edu.

Exhibit: Ugly Art Room Curates Fare Thee Well, open postcard exhibit. The Art Center Corrine Woodman Gallery II, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tuesday-Saturday. Noon-5 p.m. Runs through July 29. Pop up Gallery “Ugly Art Room” curates an international exhibit of postcards. For info, visit theartscenter.net/call-artists-fare-thee-well-postcard-show-arts-center/.

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.

Games at Old World. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 3–5 p.m. Free. Tuesdays. Playing is healthy. Join us and others for games, for four players or more. All ages, bring a game or just show up. Please be fragrance-free, thanks. For info, call 541-752-0135.

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 Thursdays at Bombs Away and fourth Thursdays at Cloud and Kelly’s. For info, visit facebook.com/corvallisfunkandjazzjam.

Letter Writing Social and Stationary Exchange. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Fourth Sundays, 2 p.m. Free. Celebrate the art of crafting handwritten letters. Join other fellow letter writers in the library’s Main Meeting Room to compose letters to friends, relatives or acquaintances. Bring some stationery, handmade or store bought, or use supplies provided. Participants will also have the opportunity to exchange handmade or store bought stationery with other letter writers and encourage each other to sustain the epistolary tradition. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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. Summer (May – Sept) Saturday rides meet at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and 10 a.m. The rest of the year (Oct – April) Saturday rides omit the 8 a.m. option. 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/.

Modern Quilting Guild Meeting and Sew Day. First Alternative South Store, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. 7-9 pm. 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/.

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.

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, 12-3 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.

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/.

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.

Summer Swing Dance. Women’s Building, Room 116, Women’s Bldg, 160 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 10-11 p.m. Free. Runs through August 18. Join OSU’s West Coast Swing club every Friday from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. in OSU’s Women’s Building (Rm 116) for summer swing dancing.

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.

 

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