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Thursday, September 22

Car-Free Day in Corvallis. Various locations in the city. All day event. Free. Stop by a Commuter Appreciation Site for free breakfast snacks, bike safety checks and more on your way to work or school (7 – 9 a.m.). Take the pledge and find the site nearest you at For info, visit

Free Range Open Mic and Nectar Creek Tasting. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 6 p.m. Free. Tasting starts at 6 p.m. Open mic starts at 8:30 p.m. In the spirit of fostering camaraderie in the Corvallis music scene and creation of new bands/projects, we give you Free Range Open Mic Night! This rotating event will move between Bombs Away Cafe and Cloud & Kelly’s Public House on alternating dates so that it occurs twice per month. It is our hope that the event will settle down to be on Thursday nights, but we’ll see what works best for all involved. Steve Hunter will be signing people up starting at 7:30 p.m. For info, visit

Open Forum with Candidates for the Benton County Commission. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. 7 p.m. Free. Pick your issue: housing, transportation, public safety, the environment, taxes, services for seniors, mental health. Benton County faces them all. On Sept. 22, the City Club of Corvallis and League of Women Voters will consider these and other concerns at an open public meeting with candidates for two seats on the county commission. Running for position two on the commission are Xan Augerot (Democrat) and Jerry Jackson (Republican). Paul Cauthorn (Republican), Tim Dehne (Green Party) and incumbent Annabelle Jaramillo (Democrat) are contesting position three. Incumbent commissioner Anne Schuster is not up for re-election. For info, visit

Jubilate! Women’s choir of Corvallis New Member Night. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave. 7 p.m. Free. Jubilate welcomes all women who love to sing; no audition required. For info,

Maggie Laird and Company. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Ave. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Thirsty Thursday Trivia. Deluxe Brewing Company, 635 NE Water Ave., Albany. 7 p.m. No cover, but 21+. Team-based trivia happening every Thursday. Show off your smarts while enjoying craft beverages at Deluxe Brewing Company. Each night, the top two teams will win prizes. For info, visit

Tai Chi with Joe Moceus, L.Ac. Friends Meeting House, 3311 NW Polk Ave. 7 – 8 p.m. Cost: $120 for all eight weeks. Join us in this mindfulness practice to encourage optimal health and well-being through more energy, better sleep, and a greater sense of ease and relaxation! In this eight-week class, we will teach you a short and sweet body-mind meditation practice rooted in Chinese Medicine. You’ll learn: A short, easily memorized moving meditation routine that you can use anytime, without getting sweaty. Breathing exercises designed to downshift your nervous system. Self-massage techniques to relax muscles and open up the channels. A few of the most powerful acu-points for acupressure self-care. For info, visit

Hymn for Her. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Friday, September 23

Young Penitent. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Ave. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Improv Smackdown: 2 Towns versus Calapooia Brewing. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $8 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. Join Corvallis’ top improvisational comedians and performers for a night of completely made up mad-cap madness, where even the games played are chosen, by YOU, on the spot! This competitive improv showcase has Team Calapooia Brewing and Team 2 Towns Ciderhouse battling for your approval by bringing their funniest performances. You could even be part of the action as these actors and actresses create incredible scenes and memorable characters out of thin air. Improv comics are competitive and being on the losing team has its consequences. For info, visit

100 Lunches, A Gourmet Comedy. Albany Civic Theatre, 111 First Ave SW, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Cost: $13 general admission, $10 for seniors and juniors. Successful mystery playwright, Chuck Reynolds, has had his plays lauded by all critics except Charity Starr. The day after one of her scathing reviews, she has the gall to ask him to help her write a play of her own! He agrees to do it over a series of lunches at the most expensive restaurants in New York City as long as she foots the bill. Throw in Chuck’s matchmaking son, their wise housekeeper, an amorous neighbor lady and zany waiters makes this a fun show for everyone. For info, visit

The Baron Ward. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Despite the Whiteness. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Formed from the OSU Jazz Improv class in 2012, this group is focused on the genres of funk and blues but is also well versed in jazz and latin styles. This is a dance party folks, so be there. For info, visit

5 On the Hour and Dr. Neon. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St. 9:30 p.m. Cost: $3. For info, visit

Saturday, September 24

6th Annual Bike Swap. Corvallis Bike Collective, 707 NW 11th St. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Those looking for a fall cleanup project can search no further than their own garage. Community members are invited to consign or donate their underutilized or outgrown bicycles at Corvallis Bicycle Collective’s Bike Swap on Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This sixth annual event takes place in the parking lot at 500 SW Madison, across from City Hall. A portion of proceeds from each sale benefit CBC’s community DIY bike shop and bicycle education programs. For info, visit

Friends of the Library Fall Festival Book Sale. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 10 – 4 p.m. Cost: Admission is free, can become a member of Friends of the Library for $10 at the door, books are on sale for $1 to $4. The annual Fall Festival book sale benefits the libraries of Alsea, Corvallis, Monroe, Philomath and the Bookmobile. High quality paperback books will be available for $1-$4. For info, visit or by calling 541-753-0078.

Yoga in the Vines. Wren Vineyard, 24000 Cardwell Hill Dr. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $25 per person. YOGA & WINE – the perfect pairing to engage all of your senses. Yoga & Wine includes a one hour vinyasa flow followed by Lumos Wine and small pairings. Lumos at Wren Vineyard is the perfect setting to calm the mind, relax the body, and prepare you for the week ahead. To make a day of it, pack a picnic, bring the family, and explore the grounds at Lumos. For info, visit

Seed Saving. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $13. Learn to save seeds and money while increasing crop biodiversity and your own food security! You’ll learn the why and how of saving seed from plant breeder Lyle Wallace. He’ll cover the basics as well as go in-depth on how to save common crop families. Many hands-on examples will be used to highlight different techniques and crops. After the discussion, participants will have a chance to take home seeds to grow and save. For info, visit

$7 Community Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 4 – 5 p.m. Cost: $7. All levels welcome. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit

Pete Kozak. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Bluegrass Benefit. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. Hang out with Philomath neighbors and support the committee that’s opposing the proposed 660-house development. For info, visit

Elle Carpenter. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit

The Incompatibles. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St. 9 p.m. Cost: $3. For info, visit

That Coyote and Sam Loschl. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Driven to unite the grizzled melodies of a forgotten era with soundscapes undiscovered. That Coyote seeks to melt the aural spectrum into pure rock fury. Seamlessly transitioning between infernos of hardcore, anthems of punk abandon, the slothful grind of sludge and haunting whispers of Americana. For info, visit

Sunday, September 25

Friends of the Library Fall Festival Book Sale. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 11 – 3 p.m. Cost: Admission is free, can become a member of Friends of the Library for $10 at the door, books are on sale for $1 to $4. The annual Fall Festival book sale benefits the libraries of Alsea, Corvallis, Monroe, Philomath and the Bookmobile. High quality paperback books will be available for $1-$4. For info, visit or by calling 541-753-0078.

Majestic Reader’s Theatre presents Fahrenheit 451. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St. 3 p.m. Cost: $10 for students and seniors, $12 for adults. What if firemen started fires instead of extinguishing them, burning books seen as harmful to humanity and arresting citizens who rebel to keep order and unity. What if in that world personal technology, entertainment, a generated sense of social connection, and a steady level of contentment is key to a pleasurable existence. In the stage adaption of the classic 1950’s novel, Fahrenheit 451 (the temperature at which paper burns), legendary author Ray Bradbury proposes a dystopian future where these things are a reality – a place where asking questions, and not fitting the societal norms are rejected and punishable…by isolation, and even by death. For info, visit

Fall Equinox Celebration. Willamette Park, 1350 SE Goodnight Ave. 3 – 7 p.m. Free. Family friendly nature-connected celebration and ceremony honoring the Fall Equinox (Mabon) Let us acknowledge the polarities that this time of year holds: Abundance and settling. What to bring: Friends and family, a potluck offering (please note ingredients for those with food allergies), your place setting(dish/cup/silverware) and a camping/outdoor chair if you have one. Our location for this ritual has no kitchen or seating provided. For info, visit

$7 Community Hatha Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 7 – 8:15 p.m. Cost: $7. Yoga poses, breathwork, meditation, and relaxation. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit

Monday, September 26

Free Yoga at FIRST. FIRST Corvallis, 320 SW 2nd St. 4:30 p.m. Free. The class is all level and suitable for beginners. Yoga Flow is a dynamic yoga practice that cultivates presence by connecting movement with breath as yoga postures flow from one to the next. This all level class incorporates creative vinyasa sequencing (breath-inspired movement), attention to alignment, breath awareness, and meditation to build strength, enhance flexibility, calm the mind and open the heart. Yoga Flow is a balance of effort and ease. For info, visit

West African Drum and Dance. 555 SW Adams Ave. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Cost: $15, $12 for students. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Alseny will teach djembe drumming, to play along with the dance class that follows. Participants from class welcome to play for the dance class. Dance Class – 7:15 – 8:45 p.m., Oddfellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St. Alseny will teach fun moves, ok for beginners, to dance with live drumming! For info, call 541-232-5471.

Heroclix. Matt’s Cavalcade of Comics, 2075 NW Buchanan Ave. 5:30 – 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Tuesday, September 27

Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 3 – 4 p.m. By donation. For info, visit

Blue and White Appreciation Night. Guerber Hall at Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St. 7 p.m. The Benton County Board of Commissioners is hosting a Blue and White Appreciation Night to thank its many volunteers for their years of service. The event will showcase the many opportunities to volunteer within the county and a light fare dinner will be provided. For info and to RSVP, call 541-766-6890 or email

Community Movie Night. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St. 7 p.m. Free. Every Tuesday at the Darkside Cinema, Ygal Kaufman, noted local film historian and Darkside enthusiast, hosts Community Movie Night, a free weekly screening of lost, classic, and cult films. The feature film of the week is always preceded by newsreels, cartoons from the year of the feature’s release, and an introduction with interesting facts about the production from Kaufman. Donations are graciously accepted and benefit the renovation of the Darkside Cinema, Corvallis’ only independent movie house. For info, visit or

Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd. 7 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Wednesday, September 28

Yoga for Runners and Athletes. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 5:45 a.m. Cost: 14 days for $30. Yoga for Runners and Athletes is a cross-training class for athletes to help improve strength, flexibility, recovery, stability, and a strong mental focus. For info, visit

Death Café Corvallis. Interzone Coffee, 1563 NW Monroe Ave. 12 p.m. Free. Got thoughts about mortality? 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, religious or anti-religious organization, political committee, or sales pitch. This welcoming, friendly, and supportive café is open to everyone who participates in a welcoming, friendly, and supportive manner. The group’s guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality. Come drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death with interesting people. Look for the guy in the black tie. That’s Jon. It is the participants (i.e. you) who bring life to this conversation about mortality. Come talk truth to death. For info, visit

Free Teen Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave. 4 – 5 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Self-Care Playshop. Barre3, 118 NW Jackson Ave. 7 p.m. Free. Join in on a self-care Playshop with self-care strategists Brodie Welch, L.Ac. and Joe Moceus, L.Ac. of Life in Balance Acupuncture! Treat yourself to an evening of self-care from the Chinese Medicine tradition, including: Guided meditation and breathing. Stress-relief self-massage. Experience organic essential oils on acu-points. Discovering your 5 Element type. Identifying an acu-point you can use to help keep yourself in balance. You might even get to experience what acupuncture is like. For info, call 541-757-4868 or email

Community on Camera. Majestic Theatre Community Room, 115 SW 2nd St. 7 p.m. Free. Corvallis Access Media (formerly Corvallis Cable Access TV) invites you to TWO open forums exploring the future of Public Access broadcasting and media education in Corvallis. Our goal is wide-open access for any area residents who want to learn more about producing video, or share their work on TV or online. Come join the discussion and let us know how we can best serve the community. For info, visit

Thursday, September 29

Michael Wren. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Ave. 7 – 9 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Vanessa Silberman. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 NE Hill St, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. For info, visit

Sarama and Greenbeard. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave. 9:30 p.m. Cost: $3. Sarama is heavy psych/post-metal/doom from Eugene. Greenbeard is desert rock crawling out from the sun stricken soil of Austin, Texas. For info, visit

Ongoing Events

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
Albany Historic Carousel and Museum. 503 W 1st Ave. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. In the lobby, view finished animals and watch the painters work on a number of animals and other handcrafted projects. In the carving studio, see and touch over two dozen carvings in progress. For info, visit

Albany Farmers’ Market. SW Ellsworth St. and SW 4th Ave. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 19. Features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For info, visit

Corvallis Farmers’ Market. NW Jackson Ave. and NW 1st St. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays. Runs through Nov. 23. Features fresh, locally grown, locally produced dairy, meat, and farm goods. For info, visit

Exhibit: Exploring Identity: Francisco Morales’ Cultural Limbo and Angela Purviance’s Childhood Trickling Effect. Corinne Woodman Gallery, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through Sept. 25. Local artists Francisco Morales and Angela Purviance will exhibit their paintings at the Art Center, both providing their perspectives on identity. Morales explores the liminality of being a first-generation Mexican-American through placing iconography and symbols in unconventional contexts to create new meaning. Purviance’s work looks at childhood experiences moments of long-lasting identity formation that transcend generations. For info, visit

Exhibit: Faculty Art Exhibit. Fairbanks Gallery, 220 SW 26th St. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through Sept. 28. Oregon State University’s Fairbanks Gallery is hosting a summer-long art faculty exhibit at Fairbanks Gallery. The exhibit will be in Fairbanks Hall on the OSU campus. It will include work by Evan Baden, Michael Boonstra, Julia Bradshaw, Kay Campbell, Anna Fidler, Julie Green, Stephen Hayes, Yuji Hiratsuka, Shelley Jordon, Andy Myers, Kerry Skarbakka, and John Whitten. A broad array of styles and approaches to creating art will be featured in photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, and video. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extra hours during the Corvallis Arts Walk. A closing reception, open to the public, will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. For info, visit

Exhibit: Call and Response – VI: Urban Textures. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Runs through Sept. 30. This exhibit consists of local community artists from Linn and Benton counties. Round up the usual suspects. Regretfully say goodbye to one, gleefully welcome another. There are still eight: a fine number. Choose a theme, go home and create a piece of art in or out of your usual style. Put it in a box, a bag, a plain brown wrapper and let the fun begin. For the next eight to 10 months the members of this group of artist friends will exchange and respond to each other’s work in a multitude of ways. We will lay awake nights trying to choose from a flood of ideas. We will putter in the studio waiting for just the right combination of inspiration and materials. Or we will lament that once again (s)he has thrown me for a loop and whatever can I possibly come up with? Secrecy is paramount as each response is finished and stashed away until the moment of unveiling and the resulting show is installed. Our group: Anita Cook, painter; Rob Dudenhoefer, jeweler/sculptor; AliceAnn Eberman, mixed media, Jeff Gunn, ceramicist, Sally Ishikawa, glass artist, mostly; Mariana, fiber artist; James Schupp, photographer; and Karen Tornow, fiber artist invite you to Call and Response VI: Urban Textures. For info, visit

Exhibit: Everyday Heroes: A Latin American Mosaic Photography Exhibit. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW 9th St. Runs through Oct. 13. Photographer Dick Keis’ powerful and beautiful photos of everyday workers in Latin America trying to provide for their families and, at the same time, help the community will be on exhibit at CMLC. For info, visit

Exhibit: Evergreen Artists Featured Show. Studio262 Gallery, 425 SW Madison Ave. 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through Oct. 15. Evergreen Artists is a small group brought together by the love of working with their hands and exploring the depths of their creativity. Inspired by the landscape and local wildlife, they strive to build a bridge of sensibility that will help sustain us as creatures of the earth. They also incorporate drumming, chanting, drawing and copious amounts of laughter into their work together. For info, visit

Exhibit: Navigating Race and Ethnicity: Art of Kaitlyn Carr. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Runs through Oct. 22. Kaitlyn Carr, a recent graduate of Oregon State, will showcase two large monoprints and a series of six small collages at the Arts Center, examining issues of identity, race, and ethnicity. Carr’s work is inspired by her own experience as a white American engaged to a Kenyan-American. For info, visit

Exhibit: I COULD LIVE THERE: Sculptures by Dawn Stetzel. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. 12 – 5 p.m. Runs through Oct. 29. Dawn Stetzel displays her sculptures constructed of low-resource materials at the Arts Center in September 27 – October 29. Her art explores the fragile and teetering relationship between individuals and their communities, including sculptures of a housetent, houseboat, and wall-mounted backpack. For info, visit

Exhibit: Heartwood: Inquiry and Engagement with Pacific Northwest Forests. The Valley Library, 5th Floor, 201 SW Waldo Pl. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Runs through Oct. 30. The OSU Libraries and Press Special Collections and Archives Research Center explores our deep and complicated connections with forests. Participants include the U S Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station and the Spring Creek Project. For info, visit

Exhibit: OSU’s Little Gallery featuring Eileen Hinckle. The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, 2000 SW Campus Way. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Runs through Nov. 4. Drawn to Murals, an exhibit of photographs of murals painted by artist Eileen Hinckle, opens on Monday, Sept. 19, in The Little Gallery at Oregon State University. An Oregon native, Hinckle graduated from Marist High School in Eugene in 2008 and attended Oregon State University’s JumpstART pre-college art camp during her junior year. She later pursued a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northwestern University in Illinois. While working on her bachelor’s degree, Hinckle had the opportunity to live abroad in Lima, Peru, an experience that inspired her artistic style. For info, visit

Exhibit: Up, Up, and Away. Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Runs through Nov. 5. Up, Up, and Away is a year-long exhibition about the history of flight. See artifacts and learn stories about the past century of manned flight. Themes in the exhibition include ballooning, kites, helicopters, toys, and early development of the airplane and its evolution through the 20th century, during wars, by commercial travel and into space. For info, visit

Exhibit: Low Tide Landscapes. Newport Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd, Newport. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Runs through April 2. Photographs that explore the hidden landscape between land and sea exposed during minus tides will be on view at the Newport Maritime Heritage Center from Sept. 23, 2016, to April 2, 2017. The exhibit features the ongoing work of nine members of the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild who make regular visits to the beaches of the Central Oregon Coast during low tides, especially the minus tides that occur in the spring and early summer. The photographers work in a variety of photographic media, including pinhole, iPhone, infrared and platinum, as well as straight and manipulated digital photography. For info, visit

Games at Old World. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St. 3 – 5 p.m. Free. On Tuesdays. Playing is healthy. Join us and others for games, for four players or more, at Old World Deli on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. All ages, bring a game or just show up. Please be fragrance-free, thanks. For info, call 541-752-0135.

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

The Majestic Reader’s Theater. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Ave. 3 – 5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Cost: $10 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

Spanish Circle. Madison Plaza Underground, 425 SW Madison Ave. 6 p.m. Free. Last Wednesdays. ZENpui believes that everyone in the world needs to know at least two languages. They know quite a few people that would benefit a lot from the language for their work and Ani from ZENpui would like to facilitate a practical way of expanding people’s knowledge of Spanish. This is a free event, you can bring something to share if you’d like and you can bring anyone. For info, visit

Makers Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 4 – 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Youth aged 10 to 18 learn basic programming with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, plus explore 3D printing and other technologies. Makers Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 4 p.m. For info, visit

Teen Writers. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 4 – 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Teens in middle and high school are invited to this writers’ group focused on exploring writing with other teens. Meets every first and third Thursday. Led by Rita Feinstein, MFA student, OSU. For info, visit

Hula Classes. First Baptist Church, 125 NW 10th St. 5:30 – 7:15 p.m. Mondays. Come experience a bit of Island Aloha by learning Hula. The first class, from 5:30 to 6 p.m., is for those who have never danced Hula. It’s a chance to learn the basic steps and hand movements. From 6 to 7:15 p.m., the class is for all students where we learn new dances and review the ones we have already learned. For info, contact

Corvallis Community Drum Circle. Corvallis Riverfront Park, NW 1st St. 7 – 8 p.m. Free. First Saturdays. All ages and skill levels welcome. Instruments provided or bring your own. For info, contact Michelle Lovrich at

Corvallis Community Choir Fall Term Rehearsals. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. 7 – 9 p.m. Cost: $50 per term with discounts for students. Some scholarships are available. Runs through Dec. 6. This non-audition choir is dedicated to spreading joy through singing together. Music for the term will be a mixture of new selections and pieces from prior terms. Director: James Moursand. Accompanist: Bryson Skaar. For info, contact Barbara Melton at 541-745-6318 or or visit

Ukulele Cabaret. First Alternative South Store, 1007 SE 3rd St. 7 – 9 p.m. First Fridays except July and November. Free. This is an open mic and sing-along for ukulele players of all ages and skill levels. Songbooks and instruction are provided. Bring snacks to share. Hosted by Suz Doyle and Jeanne Holmes. For info, call 541-753-8530.

Reiki Healing Circle. 8285 NW Wynoochee Dr. 7 – 9 p.m. First Thursdays. Donation: $5 to $10. All students and interested parties welcome. For info, call Margo at 541-754-3595.

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