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Thursday, September 18

Meditation/Mindfulness at Willamette Wellness Center. 6735 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 10 – 11 a.m. Learn various meditation techniques to find inner calm, maintain good health, and reduce stress. For info, call 971-218-6798 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/carolynschechtman.

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

Beginning Hip-Hop at Downtown Dance. 223 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. A fun and supportive setting for those with little or no dance experience. For info, call 541-829-0070 or visit www.downtowndancecorvallis.com.

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 rehearsal location, call Sharon Oefelein at 541-754-6098.

Sean Davis Presents ‘The Wax Bullet War.’ Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Sean Davis is a visual artist whose memoir, “The Wax Bullet War,” chronicles his experiences in the Iraq War shortly after 9/11.

Rough Jazz at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7 p.m.

Free Range Open Mic at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 8 p.m.

Ladies’ Night Featuring DJ H-Ram & Josh Soto at Impulse Bar & 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, September 19

Talk Like a Pirate Day at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. All day.

Craft Beer Smackdown. 503 1st Ave. W, Albany. 3 – 8 p.m. The Craft Brew Smackdown brings local breweries into downtown Albany local storefronts so that the public can taste beer and cider and visit with local business owners. Cost: $15. For info, visit http://albanydowntown.com/ada_events/craft-brew-smackdown-2/.

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

Tony Furtado in Concert. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Tony Furtado is friendly, engaging, and entertaining on and off stage. His own creative interpretation of Americana and indie folk rock is captivating. Cost: $15 to $18.

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

Space Neighbors at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m.

Wups and Painted Plain at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Cost: $3.

Crimson Guardian with Open Defiance at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Cost: $5.

Saturday, September 20

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.

Albany Farmers’ Market. 4th & Ellsworth, Albany. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Farmers’ markets are one of the best ways to get acquainted with the products and farmers available in a region. Brimming with live music, tasty food, street performers, and more, the mid-valley’s farmers’ markets are more than a place to buy fresh food—they’re a place to experience the life of your community. Runs through November.

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

Ninth Annual Pinwheels for Peace. Benton County Courthouse, 4th & Monroe, Corvallis. 11 a.m. The Corvallis FUMC Peace & Justice Team is hosting its city-wide celebration for UN International Day of Peace. All ages are welcome. Make and decorate pinwheels, and then place them at the sidewalks’ edge around the four blocks of the Courthouse Square. Face painting, writing “peace” in different languages, and other craft activities will also be enjoyed.

Painting Demo with Local Artist Carrie Tasman. Studio262, 425 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 1 – 2 p.m. Local artist and painter Carrie Tasman will demonstrate her whimsical, colorful painting. Don’t miss this rare opportunity for a peek into her process!

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Party at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. To celebrate being halfway to the best day o’ the year, Cloud & Kelly’s is throwing a Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Party, a weekend-long bash to include a 5k run, Celtic live music, and dancing.

‘Exploring the Right to Peace: Palestine and the BDS Movement.’ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. 7 p.m. A talk by Dr. Nada Elia, author, professor at Antioch University, activist, former war journalist, and founder of the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. The talk will focus on the important non-violent strategies of boycott, divestment, and sanctions for establishing peace in the Middle East based on justice.

Contra: Cascade Crossing w/Michael Karcher. Gatton Hall, First Congregational Church, 4515 West Hills Rd., Corvallis. 7:30 – 11 p.m. There is usually a pre-dance potluck. Cost: $6 for CFS members ($7 for others minus $1 for walkers, bike riders, and students).

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

Planet Boogie. Downtown Dance, 223 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 8 – 9:30 p.m. A freestyle dance event featuring eclectic and world beat music. Suggested donation $5 to $10. For info, call 541-752-1997 or visit www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/planetboogie.

John Shipe at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m.

Saturday Stampede at Jack Okole’s Bar & Grill. 140 NW 3rd St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

The Comettes, Manx and Radion at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Cost: $3.

Parish Gap at the Peacock Bar & Grill. 125 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 21

Yoga for Recovery. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. For recovery from substance abuse, eating disorders, codependency. By donation. For info, visit www.livewellstudio.com.

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Party at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. Runs Saturday 6 p.m. to Sunday 5 p.m. To celebrate being halfway to the best day o’ the year, Cloud & Kelly’s is throwing a Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Party, a weekend-long bash to include a 5k run, Celtic live music, and dancing.

Run for Your Life. Willamette Park, Corvallis. 8:30 a.m. Run, walk, or roll your way to better health. The event will raise awareness of multiple sclerosis. Proceeds support the critical work of the Oregon State University Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program. Cost: $5 to $15. For info or to register, visit www.corvallisrunforyourlife.com.

The HOUR Traders 13th Annual Harvest Gathering. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. Noon – 4 p.m. The afternoon will be filled with fun and activities, including an HOUR Trader Marketplace, musical performances, and the annual fundraising pie auction. For info or to volunteer, call the HOUR Traders at 541-224-7752.

Car-Free Festival: Storytime & Parade. Central Park Gazebo, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12:30 p.m. Join the Corvallis Public Library at the Central Park Gazebo for a special car-free themed story time and celebratory parade to the Car-Free Festival at the Riverfront Commemorative Park. Families are invited to bike, walk, skate, and/or scoot to the festival with a special police escort following stories and songs. All ages are welcome. Helmets are required for participants aged 16 and younger.

Car-Free Festival. Riverfront Commemorative Park, Corvallis. 1 – 4 p.m. The Car-Free Festival is a family-friendly event at Corvallis Riverfront Park that will give everyone a chance to gear up for Monday’s Car-Free Day. The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is closing down 1st Street for music, food, kids’ activities, information booths, games, and more.

Garden to Table: Hops, Nuts & Garlic. Garland Nursery, 5470 Hwy. 20, Corvallis. 1 p.m. With fall just around the corner, it’s time to focus on autumn favorites. This month’s Garden to Table class focuses on hops, nuts, and garlic. Learn how to prep, plant, harvest, and bring this wonderful produce to your table.

Blues Jam at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 4 p.m.

Hoolyeh International Folk Dance. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 West Hills Rd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. The first Sunday of the month will be dedicated to Balkan dances, the second to Israeli, and the third to international including Balkan and Israeli. Cost: $3 ($2 for CFS members).

International Dance in Albany. 1180 25th Ave. SW, Albany. 7 – 9 p.m. Cost: $4.

Monday, September 22

Insight Meditation Group. A practice group in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. For info, contact maryleigh.burke@gmail.com.

Five Stones Sangha: Mindful Meditation. Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk Ave. 5:30 p.m. Five Stones Sangha meets regularly every week to practice meditations and strengthen mindfulness. For info, call Ken at 541-760-9760 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/fivestonessanghacorvallis.

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

Broadway Jazz at Downtown Dance. 223 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. For teens and adults. A fun and energetic class focused on traditional jazz technique and musical theater choreography. All levels welcome. Drop-in fee: $14. For info, call 541-829-0070 or visit www.downtowndancecorvallis.com.

Tuesday, September 23

Teen Makers. Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 4 – 5:30 p.m. Join the Teen Makers to learn Arduino and Raspberry Pi. What is Arduino? Electronics and programming! SparkFun Kits will be provided. Participants will be programming with laptops—bring your own if you’d like. No sign up required. For teens aged 12 to 18.

Intermediate Contemporary Dance at Downtown Dance. 223 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 6:30 – 8 p.m. For teens and adults. A contemporary technique class for dancers with more than two years of experience. Drop-in fee: $14. For info, call 541-829-0070 or visit www.downtowndancecorvallis.com.

‘Will We Have Enough Water in Corvallis?’ Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 7 – 9 p.m. Dr. John Bolte will speak about the Willamette Water 2100 Project. This project evaluates how climate change, population growth, and economic growth will alter the availability and use of water in the Willamette River Basin in coming decades.

Corvallis Community Choir Fall Term. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. New members arrive 10 minutes early. No audition is needed, and no memorization is required. The membership fee is $50 for the fall term; some scholarships are available. For info, contact Nan Chaney at 541-740-6068 or nonandjay1@gmail.com, or visit http://corvalliscommunitychoir.us.

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 & Grill. They’ll be playing the best Timba, with a hint of Reggaeton and Bachata. Under 21 allowed until 9 p.m. No cover.

Wednesday, September 24

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. Items include furniture, computers and computer accessories, sporting goods, bicycles, household items, and more. For info, visit http://surplus.oregonstate.edu.

Starker Forests Tour. Meet at the Comfort Suites Inn, 1730 NW 9th St., Corvallis. 12:30 – 4 p.m. Spend the afternoon touring a breath-taking working forest! Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Reservations required. For reservations, call Visit Corvallis at 541-757-1544.

Catherine Feeny and Chris Johnedis at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

Sandbox at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., 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, September 25

Meditation/Mindfulness at Willamette Wellness Center. 6735 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 10 – 11 a.m. Learn various meditation techniques to find inner calm, maintain good health, and reduce stress. For info, call 971-218-6798 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/carolynschechtman.

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

Beginning Hip-Hop at Downtown Dance. 223 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. For teens and adults. A fun and supportive setting for those with little or no dance experience. Drop-in fee: $14. For info, call 541-829-0070 or visit www.downtowndancecorvallis.com.

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 rehearsal location, call Sharon Oefelein at 541-754-6098.

‘Regrarianism: Rebooting Agriculture for the Next 10,000 Years.’ LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Australian Darren Doherty is among the world’s most accomplished permaculture farm designers. The focus of his career has been broad-acre landscapes, and he is considered the foremost expert in the world for Keyline farm planning, an Australian design system for water and soil management.

Wild Hog in the Woods at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m.

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

Left in Shechem and McDougall at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Cost: $3.

Ladies’ Night Featuring DJ H-Ram & Josh Soto at Impulse Bar & 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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