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Thursday, February 16

Linn Benton Health Equity Alliance Monthly Coalition Meeting. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Noon – 1:45 p.m. Free. Discussion about housing needs and upcoming housing legislation that will impact Linn and Benton counties. Comfortable setting; everyone is welcome. For info, visit

Roll and Releases. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 4 – 5 p.m. Self-massage and facial release. Drop-in rate. For info, visit

Corvallis Arts Walk. 4 8 p.m. Free. For info, including participating venues, visit or

SAC Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series: Matthew Moore. The LaSells Stewart Center, Construction & Engineering Hall, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Artist reception at 6 p.m., all welcome. Multimedia artist. For info, visit

Imagine Open Mic. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. For info, visit

Curtis Monette. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Free.

Friday, February 17

Corvallis Eco-Film Festival – Seed: The Untold Story. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $5 per person or $10 per family. Features passionate seed-keepers protecting our 12,000-year-old food legacy. Organized by the Corvallis Odd Fellows, the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, and the Corvallis Environmental Center. Beer from Oregon Trail Brewery and snacks from New Morning Bakery will be available for purchase. Local experts will be on hand after each film for a brief discussion and audience Q&A. For info, call 541-230-1237 or visit

Keep the Music Going Fundraiser. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. For info, visit

Dam Right Drag Night Presents Mardi Yasssss!: Let the Sin Out. The Dam, 349 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. Gaymer Night for all ages: 7 p.m.; Local DJ for ages 21+: 9 p.m.; Drag Show: 10 p.m. Dancing till close. $5 cover. Come see the Valley’s best drag performers and stay for a fun dance party!

Hillstomp + Adam Larson. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $8. For info, visit and

Deadly D + Nappy THC & Disciple (NoLookPass) + Jaapur + Keep Falling + Kidd Freshh. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. For info, visit and

Saturday, February 18

Bonsai: Repotting Your Own Tree. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy. 20, Corvallis. 11 a.m. $25 per person. Includes: screen, wire, soil. Class fills up quickly. Call 541-753-6601 to register. For information, visit

Rose Care. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy. 20, Corvallis. 1 p.m. Free. Review how to properly prune roses to encourage an abundance of blooms and a strong healthy plant. Learn how best to fertilize and protect your roses from pests. For info, visit

Willamette Valley Symphony Concert. First United Methodist Church, 1115 28th Ave. SW, Albany. 7 p.m. Pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, free for youth under 12. Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture.” Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto featuring guest soloist Michael Anderson. Bruch’s Symphony No. 2. Tickets available at the door and online at

An Evening with Storyteller Habiba Addo. Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 7 8 p.m. Free. Habiba Addo is a native of Ghana, West Africa. She holds a degree in theater and a certificate of dance from Portland State University. Habiba has performed and taught in the United States and internationally for over 15 years. She also shares the rich African cultures present today in Cuba and Brazil. For info, visit

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

Paper Wings. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. For info, visit

Drag Rag + Surfs Drugs + The Critical Shakes. Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $3. For info, visit,, and

Sunday, February 19

Pruning Japanese Maples & Other Small Trees. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy. 20, Corvallis. 1 p.m. Free. For many, these majestic trees can be intimidating—join Garland staff to remove any mystery. Discuss pruning basics, pruning tools, and exactly how to prune Japanese maples and other small trees. For info, visit

Crossroads International Film Festival. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. My Love Don’t Cross the River: 1:30 p.m. This award-winning documentary film follows an elderly married couple during the last 15 months of their 76-year marriage. In Korean with English subtitles. A Q&A led by a Korean student will follow the movie. The Nightingale: 4 p.m. To keep a promise to his deceased wife, Zhigen returns to his native village to release his bird, his sole companion in Beijing. Circumstances force him to take his spoiled young urban granddaughter, Renxing. A discussion will follow the movie. In Chinese with English subtitles. Theeb: 6:30 p.m. In the Ottoman Empire during World War I, a Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. In Arabic and other languages with English subtitles. Admission: $6. For info, visit

Willamette Valley Symphony Concert. Ashbrook Independent School, 4045 Research Way, Corvallis. 4 p.m. Pre-concert talk at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, free for youth under 12. Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo & Juliet Overture.” Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto featuring guest soloist Michael Anderson. Bruch’s Symphony No. 2. Tickets available at the door and online at

Corvallis Contra Dance: The Mean Lids + The Quarks with Gaye Fifer and Wendy Graham. First Congregational Church, Gatton Hall, 4515 West Hills Rd., Corvallis. Lesson: 7 p.m.; Dance: 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. Cost: $12 for adults, $6 for youth under 18, $1 off for Corvallis Folklore Society members. For info, visit

Monday, February 20

PTSD Support Group for Non-Vets and Veterans. Corvallis Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 – 7:15 p.m. First and third Mondays. Free. For men and women. Hope in Our Valley Corvallis chapter meeting to help those dealing with short-term or long-term PTSD. For info, visit

Tuesday, February 21

Art & Coffee. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 10:30 a.m. noon. Free. Adults ages 16 and up are invited to join a low-key morning of art, coloring, conversation, music, and treats. For info, visit

Gearing Up for Gardening – Lecture Series. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Noon – 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. “Awesome Apples: New Varieties and Old Favorites.” Speaker: Joseph Postman, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. For info, visit

Coloring for Everyone. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. All ages are welcome to come and color at the library. Supplies, coloring pages, and relaxing music provided. For info, visit

Wednesday, February 22

Corvallis-Albany Bikeway: Meeting 2 to Select Preliminary Routes. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Noon 2 p.m. Free. Public invited to listen to Corvallis-Albany Bikeway Advisory Group meeting discussions. Agenda items: adopt screening criteria, review routes and collect new ideas, select preliminary routes for more in-depth study. For info, visit

100 Below Zero: Our Life at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Free. Main meeting room. Max Peters and Hannah McAllister will discuss the past year working for the United States Antarctic Program. The discussion will cover their work lives, station culture, living conditions, and the extreme environment experienced at the South Pole. They will share photos and stories about six months of complete darkness, walking outside under the Southern Lights and interacting with the same 45 people under confined conditions for more than eight months. Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club and the Friends of the Library. For info, visit

Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. 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 or email

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Presents Alpine Journey. The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $22 to $32; free for college students with ID. Featuring Bruckner’s Symphony No.8. For info, visit

Thursday, February 23

Corvallis Queer Film Festival. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. 6 – 9 p.m. Feb. 22 to 25. Free. The Corvallis Queer Film Festival offers four nights of humanizing narrative and nonfiction films created by queer and trans-identified people that highlight intersectional identities and complicate discourses of sex, gender, and intimacy. For info, visit or

Ongoing Events

Albany Historic Carousel and Museum. 250 SW Broadalbin St., Albany. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Wednesday until 9 p.m. In 2002 the community of Albany 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, seniors, 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

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

Call to Artists Corrine Woodman Gallery: Artful Solar Eclipse Exhibit, August 2017. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Deadline: June 25. Never seen a full solar eclipse? This is the moment to start thinking about it. On Aug. 21 a full solar eclipse will be on/over/in Corvallis. The call to artists is open to individual artists of all ages. Elementary and high school students are encouraged to participate. For info, visit

Cats: The Broadway Musical. Corvallis High School Main Stage Theater, 1400 Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. 2 and 7 p.m., depending on the day. Runs from Feb. 23 to March 12. Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, this musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. This is professional theater done with high school students. For info, visit

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

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 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 or

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

Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. Benton County Fairgrounds, Guerber Hall, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Runs through April 8. Fresh local produce, seeds, plants, and so much more. List of vendors posted weekly. For info, visit

Corvallis Squares Square Dance. First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. Second and fourth Saturdays: 7 10 p.m. Cost: $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

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 traveled 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

Exhibit: Darwin Machine. The Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University, 220 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Runs through March 8. Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Open on Feb. 16 until 8 p.m. as part of the Corvallis Arts Walk. Work by Portland artists Damien Gilley and Jeff Sheridan. For info, visit

Exhibit: Eye, Hand, Spirit, in Balance – Paintings by Nelson Sandgren. Gallery 440, Strand Agriculture Hall, Oregon State University, 170 SW Waldo Pl., Corvallis. 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. Runs through March 10. Reception and Gallery Talk on Thursday, Feb. 16, 3:30 to 5 p.m. A selection of works by the late Nelson Sandgren, art professor emeritus at Oregon State University. Organized by OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences through its Art About Agriculture program. Paintings on canvas and board, as well as works on paper, including lithographs, mono prints and watercolors. Beginning in 1947, Nelson Sandgren taught drawing and painting at Oregon State for 38 years. 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. 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

Exhibit: Plethora of Crows III. Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Free. Runs through Feb. 18. Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Crows are a cacophonous, collaborative bunch and this exhibit will certainly reflect that energy with lots of surprises, including guest artists and plenty of chatter between artworks. In 2014 painter Bill Shumway and photographer Don Ferguson began a collaborative art project focusing on crow imagery. Includes art by Joan Linse, Leslie Green and some of her Evergreen collaborative group members; some of the Critique Group members that Bill has worked with for three decades, including Mark Allison, Carol Chapel, Judith Sander and Faye Cummins; and works from Bill’s Abstract Critique Group members, including Pam Serra-Wenz and Sue Noel. For info, visit

Exhibit: Printing the Gamut. LBCC North Santiam Hall Gallery, Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through March 17. Works from five artists from Bend printmaking studio, Atelier 6000. For info, visit

Exhibit: Source. The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, Oregon State University, 2000 SW Campus Way. Weekdays: 8 a.m. noon, 1 – 5 p.m. Runs through Feb. 17. Featuring artists Liisa Rahkonen, Sandra Roumagoux, and Eliza Murphy, Source presents paintings, sculptures, and box shrines that reference the sacredness of our rivers and coastal waters – the very source of life. For info, visit

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, Oregon State University campus, 1800 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Saturdays and Sundays: 1 – 5 p.m. Cost: $3 for youth; $7 for adults. Climbers under 18 need a youth waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. For info, visit

Free Range Open Mic. Cloud & 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

Funk Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. First Thursdays. Core group brings drum kit/backline and keep the music moving as players who sign up join on various instruments. For info, visit

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

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.

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. 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

Jazz Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., 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. Ongoing event hosted by Bombs Away Cafe on the Second Thursday of every month. For info, visit

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

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.

OSU Folk Club/Thrift Shop Scholarships for High School Seniors and Non-Traditional Women Students. 144 NW Second St., Corvallis. The deadline for filing applications is March 13 for high school seniors and March 27 for non-traditional women students. These $3,000 awards for high school seniors and full-time non-traditional women students ($1500 for part-time non-traditional women students) are made possible by the work of the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop in Corvallis. Applications are available at the Thrift Shop, high school counselors’ offices, and online. For info, visit

OSU Theatre Presents For the Love of Lies. Withycombe Hall Main Stage Theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Feb. 16 to 18 and 24 to 25 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors, $8 for youth/students, and $5 for OSU students. They are available through the OSU Theatre Box Office at 541-737-2784. Contact the box office for disability access accommodations and/or group ticket sales. Tickets are also available online at

OSUsed Store Sale. Property Services Building, OSU Campus, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. Tuesdays: 5:30 7:30 p.m.; Fridays: Noon 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

Planet Boogie. Downtown Dance, 223 NW Second St., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Every third Saturday. 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.

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.

Sanctuary Yoga. Grace Lutheran Church, Ronnenkamp Hall, 453 NW 21st St., Corvallis. Mondays: 5:45 p.m. flow, 7 p.m. gentle. Wednesdays: 11:15 a.m. flow. Donation-based community yoga, no one turned away. All levels of experience welcome. For info, visit

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

The Majestic Reader’s Theater. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. 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

Ukulele Cabaret. First Alternative South Store, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. 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 541-602-5537.

Volunteers Needed for Teen Summit. Teen Summit is a free, one-day conference on Feb. 22 open to all 8th to 12th grade students in Benton County with the goal of offering workshops for youth to come together, network, build skills, and learn more about important issues that affect their lives. Seeking volunteers to help with a variety of tasks: registration, food prep, workshop helpers, and directing foot traffic. If you are able to help out, even for an hour or two, please register at For info, contact Volunteer Coordinator Aaron Kratzer at or 541-360-0868, or visit


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