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Wednesday, July 23
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. The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly afternoon public sale. 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 info or reservations, call Visit Corvallis at 541-757-1544.

Planning Your Winter Garden. SAGE Garden, Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Get inspiration and practical information on how to extend your gardening season from Master Gardener Janet Throop. The Willamette Valley has a great climate for growing fresh produce year-round and this workshop will explore what, and when, to plant in order to have fresh garden produce throughout the fall and winter. Preregistration is requested. Donation: $5 to $10, sliding scale. For info, visit www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/edible-corvallis-initiative/events/wintergardenworkshop/.

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

The Cherry Pickers at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

Jazz in the Park. Central Park Gazebo, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. The Hilltop Big Band and Mango Django play Jazz in the Park in Central Park on Wednesdays all summer long. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

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, July 24
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. Guaranteed to leave you centered and relaxed. For info, call 971-218-6798 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/carolynschechtman.

‘Narrative of Exploration’: Nancy Helmsworth and Owen Premore. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Noon – 5 p.m. Nancy Helmsworth and Owen Premore, both from Portland, exhibit together at the Arts Center in July and August with ”Narrative of Exploration,” an exhibit about different types of exploration. For info, visit www.theartscenter.net.

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

Concert: SAGE Hoedown. Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 6 – 10 p.m. The SAGE Hoedown is a family-friendly concert series at the Starker Arts Park Amphitheater, featuring three great bands at each concert. Music will be a diverse mix of folk-country-rock-bluegrass-jam. Proceeds support SAGE, an educational, community organic garden that produces over three tons of food for emergency food shelters. Grab your bikes, your kids, and a picnic blanket for an evening of music in a beautiful park. Suggested donation: $10 per family (but more is also welcome).

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.

‘The Picasso Monologues’ by Don Nigro. Imagine Coffee Live Arts, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. The show is a fundraiser for the Heartland Humane Society.

Now Brothers at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 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, July 25
Wine Tastings at First Alternative South. 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

‘The Picasso Monologues’ at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m.

Dennis Monroe’s Blues & Funk Jam, Meet’n Place Tavern. 1150 Main St., Philomath. 8 p.m. Blues & funk jam with a host band that you can come set in with and play and sing.

100 Watt Mind and Patrimony at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Cost: $3.

Saturday, July 26
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.

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

Craft Beer Picnic 2014. Cornelius Family Farm, 3375 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Noon – 9 p.m. This year’s Craft Beer Picnic will take place under the shade of the oaks at the scenic Cornelius Family Farm and will include live music, a “dunk a brewer” charity dunk tank, a nine-hole disc golf course, a children’s activity area, and other lawn games. Families are welcome all day. Cost: $6. For info, visit www.corvalliscraftbeer.com.

Historic Homes Trolley Tour. NW 2nd St. & NW Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 1 – 2:30 p.m. The Historic Homes Trolley Tours, a guided driving tour of the gorgeous historic homes in and around downtown Corvallis, are offered on Saturdays in July and August. Ride in comfortable antique style in an old-fashioned trolley as an informed guide explains the history and architecture behind the homes on the tour. Children are welcome, although the tour is not really suitable for kids under 10. Suggested donation: $5. Reservations required. For info or reservations, call Visit Corvallis at 541-757-1544 or 800-334-8118.

‘The Picasso Monologues’ at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 2 p.m.

Mid-Summer’s Night Party. The Little Gym of Corvallis, 958 NW Circle Blvd. 3 – 5 p.m. Calling all kids, and their parents, too. The Little Gym of Corvallis is having a Mid-Summer’s Night Party! Members as well as non-members are welcome to attend. The event includes fun instructor-led activities, door prizes, and enrollment incentives.

Fourth Annual Philomath Uncorked. Downtown Philomath. 3:30 – 7 p.m. Downtown businesses will serve as tasting rooms where participants can sample wine from a variety of local wineries, as well as hard cider and beer. Purchase ID bracelets and “Philomath Uncorked” souvenir wine glasses (both required for tasting) after 3 p.m. on July 26 at the Wine Vault or Spindrift Cellars. For info, call 541-929-2454 or visit www.philomathchamber.org.

Becca Myers at Imagine Coffee Live Arts. 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 p.m.

AKA at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8 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 https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/planetboogie.

In Transit and Matt Combe at Bombs Away Café. 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

5 on the Hour with Summer Soundtrack at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 10 p.m.

Sunday, July 27
Majestic Readers Theatre: ‘A Shayna Maidel.’ The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 3 and 7 p.m. “A Shayna Maidel” tells the story of two sisters separated since childhood and reunited 20 years later, in the aftermath of the Holocaust. “A Shayna Maidel” literally translates as “a pretty girl.” It describes inner beauty and is an expression of love and of yearning hope. Cost: $6 to $8.

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

Monday, July 28
Ninth Annual Community Show. Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Giustina Gallery in the LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University is hosting a free (non-jury) community art exhibit open to all ages and skill levels who reside or work in Linn and Benton counties.

Insight Meditation Group. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. 5 p.m. A practice group in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. For info, contact maryleigh.burke@gmail.com.

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

Southtown Performer Spotlight. FireWorks Restaurant, 1115 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 9 p.m.

Tuesday, July 29
Meet the Author: JA Jance. Corvallis High School Main Stage Theatre, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. Noon. Join JA Jance at a Corvallis-Benton County Public Library-hosted event at the Corvallis High School’s Main Stage Theatre. JA Jance will discuss and answer questions about her newest Joanna Brady novel of suspense, “Remains of Innocence.”

World of Ideas Lecture Series: ‘Guitars and Music: A History of the Guitar.’ Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. 12:10 – 1:10 p.m. Flamenco guitarist James Manuele will discuss and demonstrate the history of various forms of this popular instrument, as well as talk about various people who composed for the guitar. This lecture series is free and open to the public. Bring lunch.

Corvallis Community Choir Summer Term. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 7 – 9 p.m. New members arrive 10 minutes early. Rehearsals will continue until Aug. 26. No audition is needed, and no memorization is required. Although music training is helpful, it is not a necessity. The membership fee is $50 for summer term, and some scholarships are available. For info, visit http://corvalliscommunitychoir.us or contact Nan Chaney at nonandjay1@gmail.com or 541-740-6068.

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.

Concerts in the Park. Central Park Gazebo, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. The Corvallis Community Band‘s much-anticipated summer Concerts in the Park begin in front of the Gazebo in Central Park. The concerts are free and family-friendly. The themes change weekly, with a new concert each week presented throughout the summer until the end of August. Bring low chairs and/or blankets and dress for the weather.

Wednesday, July 30
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.

Benton County Fair & Rodeo 2014. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. All day. The Benton County Fair & Rodeo features live music, nationally known musical acts, rides, games, great food and attractions, and more. For info, visit www.bentoncountyfair.net and the Benton County Fair & Rodeo’s Facebook page.

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. The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly afternoon public sale. 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.

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

Jazz in the Park. Central Park Gazebo, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. The Hilltop Big Band and Mango Django play Jazz in the Park in Corvallis’ Central Park on Wednesdays all summer long. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

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, July 31
Benton County Fair & Rodeo 2014. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. All day. The Benton County Fair & Rodeo features live music, nationally known musical acts, rides, games, great food and attractions, and more. For info, visit www.bentoncountyfair.net and the Benton County Fair & Rodeo’s Facebook page.

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. Guaranteed to leave you centered and relaxed. For info, call 971-218-6798 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/carolynschechtman.

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

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.

Edible Front Yard Garden Tour. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Join the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition for the Edible Front Yard Garden Tour, a free guided walking tour of food-producing front yard gardens. For info, visit www.sustainablecorvallis.org.

Meet the Author: Lloyd Kahn. Grass Roots Bookstore, 227 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Lloyd Kahn will read and sign copies of his new book, “Tiny Homes on the Move.” The book chronicles 21st-century nomads—people who inhabit homes that are compact and mobile, either on wheels or in the water. In photos and stories, this fascinating book explores modern travelers who live in vans, pickup trucks, buses, trailers, sailboats, and houseboats that combine the comforts of home with the convenience of being able to pick up and go at any time. Many are handcrafted by the owners, showing skill and creativity.

Cascadia Crescendo at Calapooia Brewing. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 7:30 p.m.

Nails Hide Metal with Nine Dice at Cloud & Kelly’s Public House. 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9 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.

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