Calendar

EVENTS INFORMATION CAN CHANGE: We suggest checking event websites or phone numbers to confirm that events are still scheduled to take place.

Have an upcoming event, or need to update info for an event…? Let us know: calendar@corvallisadvocate.com. Event dates and times may change without notice.  

Thursday, June 25

LET’S KEEP CONNECTED! 11:30 a.m. Organized in response to COVID-19, these weekly crowdcasts support and connect small business owners, entrepreneurs, service providers, mentors, subject matter experts, and people who just want to connect and help. Sign up at “Let’s Keep Connected” crowdcasts. Visit https://letskeepconnected.org for more info.

City Manager’s COVID-19 Briefing #13. 12 p.m. The briefing typically includes remarks about the status of the City organization, including staffing, coronavirus prevention measures, and contingency planning. The briefing also typically features information about the joint City-County Emergency Operations Center, which is leading the pandemic response in Benton County.  Physical distancing is essential in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Members of the public may watch the briefing live via the internet via this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8060482767511527951. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/cm/page/city-managers-covid-19-briefing-13 for more info.

Teen Book Club Discussion: Scythe. 4 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12, discuss Scythe by Neal Shusterman with other teen readers online through the library. For info about how to get a hardcopy of the book delivered to you at home, and to get the event link and password, contact Kristy, Teen Services Librarian, at kristy.kemperhodge@corvallisoregon.gov. Feel free to join the discussion if you’ve read the book already and do not need a copy delivered!

Zines 101: Telling Our COVID-19 Stories. 6:30 p.m. Corvallis-Benton County Public Libraries is partnering with local zinester, Christina Tran, to present a virtual workshop for adults and teens (grades 6-12) on making your own zine. Learn about the history and power of zines (self-made and self-published mini books) as a form or personal and collective storytelling. They’ll create art and write stories of our experiences during spatial distancing and stay-home orders — and turn them into little books so they can be shared with friends and family. Participants will also be invited to submit pages to the Benton County Quaranzine, a community anthology. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/zines-101-telling-our-covid-19-stories for more info.

Virtual Star Party. 8:45 p.m. Join in for a virtual tour of the night sky. Tom Carrico from the Heart of the Valley Astronomers Club will be remotely controlling his telescope in New Mexico. The telescope has a camera that can take picture of all sorts of galaxies, nebula, star cluster and comets and show them to you in real time. Tom will be imaging a number of his favorite objects and will be happy to take pictures of any of your suggestions. Starting at 8:45 there will be a brief presentation on what a virtual star party is all about and then the imaging will begin. Registration is required at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3824489976401170701.    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Star Party.

Friday,  June 26

IOU CORVALLIS COMMUNITY MEAL DAYS. It’s On Us (IOU) Corvallis relies on community-sourced funds to provide business to restaurants, meals for folks who need a boost, and security to our friends and neighbors. Every Tuesday and Friday, IOU Corvallis pays a local restaurant to provide a “community meal” for anyone who needs it – no questions asked, no needs assessment. Like us on Facebook to keep current with goals, menus, and schedules. Follow us on Instagram to help spread the word, and for quick updates. FMI: www.itsonuscorvallis.org/

Open Auditions: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. 12 p.m. The Majestic Theatre (a division of the City of Corvallis Parks and Recreation department) is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to creating a safe place for actors of all backgrounds to explore their craft. Callbacks: Sunday, June 28th, 2020 at 6:00 PM, Rehearsal Timeframe: June 29th – August 28th, and Performance: August 29th, 2020 (LIVE STREAMED FROM THE MAJESTIC STAGE!). Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/192531018758764 for more info.

Summer Music Series: Jaspar Lepak. Emerson Vineyard, 11665 Airlie Rd., Monmouth. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. $10. A child of the Sonoran Desert, Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. Deeply influenced by the many places she has called home (Tucson, Minneapolis, Durban, and currently Seattle), she sweeps across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, writing with a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart. Irie Jamaican Kitchen will be parked outside of the tasting room. For Irie Jamaican Kitchen, it’s all about the flavors of the islands. Taking care to source fresh ingredients from local suppliers as often as possible, the Eugene-based food trailer is on a mission to transport you straight to Jamaica through their cooking. Visit https://www.emersonvineyards.com/news/summer-music-series-june-26th for more info.

Friday Night Funny: MST3K Round 2. 7 p.m. Just because there’s a pandemic doesn’t mean Dr. Jimbo is going to let the blackshirts off without a cinematic punishment. Instead, he gave them a Zoom account and has rained down his wrath upon them in the form of the 1966 Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter. From that rarest of genres, Horror Western. That’s right. Let the pain and suffering begin. Join the imprisoned blackshirts for this cinematic train wreck on Friday, June 26th at 7pm. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/672514430143844 for more info.

Saturday, June 27

Corvallis Farmers’ Market. 1st Street & Jackson Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  The Corvallis Farmers’  Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9am to 1pm, April through November, on First Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue, in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. For information about how the farmers’ markets are operating during the pandemic, please see Keeping Markets Safe for Everyone. All music and educational events are cancelled, and the market has established extensive protocols for both vendors and customers. Shop for the best locally produced vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meats and more. Early market weeks feature spring raab and many other greens, potatoes and other storage vegetables, radishes, fresh turnips, carrots, rhubarb, preserved foods, honey, eggs, meat, poultry, and cheese, plus nursery plants and cut flowers. On the other extreme, the last market on Wednesday, Nov. 25, will feature much of what will be on Thanksgiving tables the next day. Visit http://locallygrown.org for more info.

Corvallis Artisans’ Faire. Gravel Lot Adjacent to Corvallis Farmers Market, First Street & Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 2p.m. Browse the Corvallis Artisans’ Faire for handmade jewelry, crafts, and more. The faire happens on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the gravel lot adjacent to the Corvallis Farmers Market at First Street and Monroe Avenue. They’ve instituted new safety procedures and distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visit https://www.facebook.com/corvallisartisansfaire for more info.

Monroe Farmers Market. 365 North 5th St., Monroe. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Located right beside Highway 99W, the new Monroe Farmers Market brings local artisans and food producers together every week to celebrate the bounty of their community. Connecting local vendors to customers, the market acts as a hub to buy and sell local edibles and handcrafted gifts. Visit https://www.facebook.com/market97456 for more info.

Sunday, June 28  

PHILOMATH FARMERS’ MARKET. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. Come support your local farmers and healthy, resilient, efficient agriculture at the pilot Philomath Farmers’ Market! June 28 through August 2. Visit https://bountifulbackyard.org/market for more info.

Sunday Showcase of New Plays: Majestic 8 Bonus Round. 2:30 p.m. Each year, playwrights from around the state enter 10-minute plays into a local contest called the Majestic 8. As the name implies, only 8 plays are selected for performance out of the many fascinating works that are submitted. For this week’s Sunday Showcase, we’d like to offer a bonus round, a handful of plays that didn’t make the initial cut but nevertheless deserve some appreciation. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/705114170308849 for more info.

Monday, June 29 

City Legislative Committee. 4 p.m. Pursuant to Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-16, issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be online only. The public may sign up to watch the meeting live on the internet via https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3692103278972075020. Community members wishing to offer comments on this agenda are encouraged to submit them through this form www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicinput. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc/page/city-legislative-committee-2 for more info.

Tuesday, June 30  

Facebook Live Storytime. 10:30 a.m. on Facebook every Tuesday at 10:30 am for live Stay-at-Home Storytime! Head to the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s Facebook page (facebook.com/cbcpl) and participate in a virtual storytime with the Youth Services Librarians. Live stream at https://www.facebook.com/cbcpl.

LET’S KEEP CONNECTED! 11:30 a.m. Organized in response to COVID-19, these weekly crowdcasts support and connect small business owners, entrepreneurs, service providers, mentors, subject matter experts, and people who just want to connect and help. Sign up at “Let’s Keep Connected” crowdcasts. Visit https://letskeepconnected.org for more info.

Wednesday, July 1

Corvallis Farmers’ Market. 1st Street & Jackson Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  The Corvallis Farmers’  Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9am to 1pm, April through November, on First Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue, in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. For information about how the farmers’ markets are operating during the pandemic, please see Keeping Markets Safe for Everyone. All music and educational events are cancelled, and the market has established extensive protocols for both vendors and customers. Shop for the best locally produced vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meats and more. Early market weeks feature spring raab and many other greens, potatoes and other storage vegetables, radishes, fresh turnips, carrots, rhubarb, preserved foods, honey, eggs, meat, poultry, and cheese, plus nursery plants and cut flowers. On the other extreme, the last market on Wednesday, Nov. 25, will feature much of what will be on Thanksgiving tables the next day. Visit http://locallygrown.org for more info.

LET’S KEEP CONNECTED! 5:30 p.m. Organized in response to COVID-19, these weekly crowdcasts support and connect small business owners, entrepreneurs, service providers, mentors, subject matter experts, and people who just want to connect and help. Sign up at “Let’s Keep Connected” crowdcasts. Visit https://letskeepconnected.org for more info.

Planning Commission. 6:30 p.m. Pursuant to Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-16, item 2.a., issued on April 16, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Planning Commission meeting will be conducted online only. The Fire Station Meeting Room will be closed to the public. Community members who want to submit written comments or testimony for items listed on the agenda below may use the public input form at: www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicinput. A video and audio recording of the meeting will be available on the City’s website within a few days of the meeting. Community members who would like to watch and participate in the meeting live on the internet may pre-register using this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/874590439257225484. Visit http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-pc for more info.

Thursday, July 2

LET’S KEEP CONNECTED! 11:30 a.m. Organized in response to COVID-19, these weekly crowdcasts support and connect small business owners, entrepreneurs, service providers, mentors, subject matter experts, and people who just want to connect and help. Sign up at “Let’s Keep Connected” crowdcasts. Visit https://letskeepconnected.org for more info.

PLAY IN PLACE. 6 p.m. Join Conundrum House online EVERY Thursday evening for mini mysteries, spy trivia, mystery storytelling, Mystery Grams™ and more. Games start near the top and at the bottom of the hour. On Zoom – FREE! Visit http://www.conundrumhouse.com/zoomgame for more info.

Support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous during the COVID-19 pandemic: Local hotline, 541-967-4252, answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by members of the local AA community. Many local and global AA groups are hosting meetings virtually. You can attend virtual meetings on your computer, smartphone or by dialing in. Attendees will remain anonymous and need only introduce themselves by first name. To access both local and global meetings taking place online 24 hours a day, visit https://aaoregon-district21.org.

Sex Addicts Anonymous, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., Guadalupe House, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 706 SW Ellsworth St., Albany. Tailored for newcomers, but all are welcome. Information: 541-740-1127 or saa.albany@gmail.com.

Narcotics Anonymous:

  •  Noon to 1 p.m., 7 p.m., Room 11, First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis.

Twenty-four-hour help line: 877-233-4287. Information: www.lblna.org.

Crystal Meth Anonymous, 6 p.m., 115 NW Sixth St., Corvallis. Information: 541-286-0137.

Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Conference Room 4, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N. Santiam Highway. Those whose lives are affected by someone’s drinking can find answers. Information: 541-224-6651.