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Thursday, Aug. 16

Flexibility & Conditioning. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $5 donation. 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Every Thursday. This class is designed to provide conditioning and flexibility for aerialists! Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. Free to monthly members of Majestic Aerial Arts. For all others there is a suggested $5 donation. For info visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/290995401435114/

Swing Family Picnic. Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Drive, Corvallis. 6:30pm-10pm. Enjoy free live music and dancing in Corvallis, as well as food and games, at the Swing Family Picnic. Local band Swingle will be playing. Bring a picnic basket! Picnic: 6:30pm-10pm, Live music: 7pm-9:30pm. For more info visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/112138089636093/  

Poetry Open Mic. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 PM. Come to Bombs for a Poetry Open Mic. Sign-ups are at seven. For more info visit, http://www.bombsawaycafe.com/live-music/  

Zen Guitar. Calapooia Brewing,  140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8:00 pm. Come see the Zen Guitar at Calapooia Brewing. For more info visit, http://calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.                  

Friday, Aug. 17

James Roberts. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Come see James Roberts at Imagine Coffee!      

Kurtis Copenhagen’s Variety Hour. Cloud & Kelly’s/ Downward Dog Café. 126 SW 1st St, Corvallis. 8PM. $3. Come to Downward Dog for local surf-garage afficionado’s latest 3-D Mixtape. For more info visit,  http://cafe.drinkthedog.com/live-music/. 

2018 Corvallis Pride Pageant. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 PM. $3. 21+.  Haus of Dharma invites you to come to Bombs for the first annual Corvallis Pride Pageant! Hosted by Miss Dharma Prada MacPherson & Lucielle S. Balls. Starting a queervallis legacy with their very first pride pageant and Drag show! Come see fierce performers from all over the state compete for three titles: Miss Corvallis Pride 2018, Mr. Corvallis Pride 2018, and Mx. Corvallis Pride 2018! There will also be a variety of noncompetitive performances! Pageant starts at 10, Drag Show following the Pageant. For more info visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/2128500324139371/.                    

Saturday, Aug. 18

No Offense: The Improv Jam. Majestic Theatre,  115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. $6. Looking to play some fun improv games, but nowhere to play and no one to play with? NOT ANYMORE! “No Offense: The Improv Jam” is a fun-filled evening of made-up comedy where anyone in the audience can volunteer to play games on stage! If you’ve ever dreamed of being a player on “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” this is your chance – no experience necessary! Or if you’d rather stay in the audience and watch, that’s great too – come to play or to cheer on your friends! No script, no props, no fear – No Offense! For tickets visit, https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=90613. 

TriplePlay Band. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Come see TriplePlay Band at Imagine Coffee!       

Mikael Pederson. Calapooia Brewing, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8:00 pm. Come see the Mikael Pederson at Calapooia Brewing. For more info visit, http://calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.    

Janky McGee//Alamance//Abandon Shoe. Cloud & Kelly’s/ Downward Dog Café. 126 SW 1st St, Corvallis. 9 PM. $5. Come to Downward Dog for a night of High-Energy rock from around the Valley. For more info visit, http://cafe.drinkthedog.com/live-music/.                 

Sunday, Aug. 19

Open Streets Corvallis. Cloverland Park to Harding Center, 27th St. from Coolidge Way to Fillmore Ave., Corvallis. 12pm-4pm. Walk, bike and play at this free street festival that builds community through shared activity in public spaces. Play giant Scrabble, try a bicycle-powered carnival ride, experience a neighborhood bikeway demonstration, visit the Urban Farm, or if you live along the route, set up a mini-event or a lemonade stand in your own yard – your imagination is the limit! Enjoy local food, music, and drinks, too. For more info visit, https://openstreetscorvallis.org/.   

Sounds of Summer Sundays: Michael Anderson Trio. Airlie Winery, 15305 Dunn Forest Rd., Monmouth. 3pm. $10. Join Airlie Winery by the pond to wind down the weekend with great live music. Dancing is encouraged! Pack a picnic and get ready to sit back, sip a little wine and enjoy the afternoon. Wine club members get in for half price. For more info visit, https://www.airliewinery.com/ 

Harris Bridge Folk Festival. Harris Bridge Vineyard, 22937 Harris Rd., Philomath. $21-$60. Join Harris Bridge Vineyard for the Harris Bridge Folk Festival on Aug. 17th through 19th, 2018! This is a family friendly event that will span the whole weekend, filled with music, camping, swimming in the river, food from Burnheimer Meat Co., games on the grass, and a jaunt up to the Summit Summer Fest on Saturday.The festival features music performances by Northwest and mid-valley songwriters and musicians including Anna Tivel, Jeffrey Martin, Beth Wood, Paper Wings, DTW, Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer, and Tyler Stenson. Weekend Pass: $42-$60, Single Day Pass: $21-$30. For more info and tickets visit, http://harrisbridgevineyard.com/            

Monday, Aug. 20 

Exhibit: Mountain Memories: Glimpses of Asia. The Little Gallery at OSU, 2000 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. Monday – Friday. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Runs through September 21. A collection of acrylic paintings by Newport artist Erin Price will be on display in the Little Gallery at Oregon State University. The vignettes are inspired by Price’s encounters during her time spent living and traveling through Asia and particularly in the foothills of the Himalayas.   

City Council. Corvallis Fire Department, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 6:00pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend City Council meetings. Meeting materials are typically available five days before the meeting. Members of the community wishing to offer comment in advance on topics appearing on any City Council agenda are encouraged to use the public input form at www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicinput. 

Bryson Skaar. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. See Bryson Skaar at Imagine Coffee on Mondays. For info, visit: imaginecoffee.net         

Tuesday, Aug. 21

Explore Corvallis: Fitton Green. Fitton Green. Philomath. 5pm-6:30 pm. Visit one of the most beautiful vistas in Corvallis. The Fitton Green trail system offers views of Philomath, Mary’s Peak and Kings Valley. Learn how this trail system can connect you all the way to Bald Hill and Lumos Winery when you are ready to take on bigger hikes. For more info visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/182307569091462/.   

Craft Night with the Arts Center. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Ages 16 and up are welcome to join us for a night of crafts, music, and conversation. Use our supplies to try a new project or bring your own. Show off projects you’ve been working on! For more info visit,  http://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=d2p&lmx=%CFbf%2D%AB%AB%7C&v=3. 

Darkside Cinema Sci-Fi Extravaganza #8. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St, Corvallis. 7 pm. Come to the Darkside Cinema for Teenagers From Outer Space.

Corvallis Community Band: The Roaring ‘20’s. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. The Corvallis Community Band plays free concerts each Tuesday at 8 p.m. Each week has a theme and many concerts feature soloists or small groups. The music is suitable for young and old alike. Bring a low-backed chair or blanket to sit on and dress for the unpredictable weather. This week with guest artist: Steve Matthes. For more info visit, http://c-cband.org/.           

Wednesday, Aug 22

Starker Forests Tours: Georgia Pacific Mill Tour. Corvallis Comfort Suites Inn, 1730 NW 9th St., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free guided tours of beautiful Starker Forests are available in July and August. Starker Forests Tours are about three and a half hours long. The tour involves, among other activities, a 1/4-mile walk, where you will learn about the different practices of forest management that Starker Forests applies. Special, all-day tours happen three times this season. On these days, you’ll tour the Georgia Pacific Mill in the morning, followed by the guided tour of Starker Forests in the afternoon. The Starker Forests and Georgia Pacific Mill Tours are free. Reservations are required. Call Visit Corvallis at 800-334-8118 or 541-757-1544 to make reservations. For those signing up 10 or more people, please call to make arrangements to take tour on a different day of the week. For more info visit, http://www.starkerforests.com/. 

Arts and Culture Advisory Board. Avery Park, 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 6:00pm. The public is invited and welcome to attend these monthly meetings. For more info visit, https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-acab/page/arts-and-culture-advisory-board-change-date.  

Tunes, Brews, and BBQ. Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room, 3415 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis. 6pm-8pm. Join Block 15 on Wednesdays in July and August for “Tunes, Brews & BBQ” at their South Corvallis tap room! Enjoy cover-free blues from local musicians, amazing BBQ specials, and freshy fresh beer brewed feet from your seat. This week with tunes from Slipshod. For more info visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/1032377160254526/.       

Thursday, Aug 23 

SAGE Summer Concert: Hillstomp, Adam Larson. Starker Arts Park Amphitheater, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. Join the Corvallis Environmental Center for their annual outdoor summer concert series, co-sponsored by Oregon State Credit Union. The concert is held at the Starker Arts Park amphitheater and admission is free (with a suggested donation of $10/family; all proceeds raise funds for the SAGE Garden to help grow 3 tons of food annually for hunger relief organizations in Corvallis). Enjoy local beer, mead, and cider for sale on site for those who are 21 and older. Local food carts will be there as well, serving fresh, delicious dinner and treats. Free parking is available, plus the park is easily accessible by bike. For more info visit, http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/events/summerconcerts/. 

Joseph Kim. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Come see Joseph Kim at Imagine Coffee! For more info visit, https://imaginecoffee.net/events-in-corvallis.html.            

Levi Jess. Calapooia Brewing, 140 NE Hill St., Albany. 8:00 pm. Come welcome Jonathan to Albany and hear his delightful dark keyboard sounds and his lyrics which are sometimes sharp and witty, and other times heart breaking. There will be an array of craft beers for you to choose from and this show is free! For more info visit, http://calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/. 

Abolitionist & Year Of The Fist. Cloud & Kelly’s/ Downward Dog Café. 126 SW 1st St, Corvallis. 8PM. $6. Come to Downward Dog for a night of serious punk rock from local stalwarts and Oaklanders. For more info visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/230236850940045/    
 
 
 
 
 
 
ONGOING
 

Albany Farmers’ Market. Fourth & Ellsworth. Saturdays. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 21. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm-direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For info, visit: locallygrown.org/home/.

Albany Historic Carousel & Museum. Historic Carousel & Museum, 503 First Ave. West, Albany. Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday & Sunday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. The project’s simple Vision is to “enchant young and old alike with the finest carousel in the world, promote the artistry of carousel building by sharing our skills and talents, and build community spirit by opening our venue to events and activities.” With this Vision in mind, the carousel opened the carving and painting studio to anyone from the age of 14 and up regardless of skill or background and began the process of getting 52 animals adopted, carved, and painted. There is also a wonderful museum that highlights American carousel history. For info, visit: albanycarousel.com/.

Bike Polo. Lincoln Tennis Courts, SE Alexander & SE Debord. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. For info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Corvallisbikepolo/about/

Blues Jam. Calapooia Brewing Company 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 4-6 p.m. Sundays. Free. For info, visit: calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.

Bryson Skaar. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. See Bryson Skaar at Imagine Coffee on Mondays. For info, visit: imaginecoffee.net

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

Chen-Style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) Lessons. First Alternative Co-op, 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Every Wednesday. $50/month. Taijiquan is an ancient form of internal martial art also known as moving meditation. Regular practice of Taiji has been shown to increase balance, health, and longevity. Within this class, learn the complete old and new frame forms (Laojia and Xinjia), sword, broadsword, and other weapons forms, tui shou, and applications. The overall goals are to increase energy cultivation, expression, and awareness. For info, visit:   facebook.com/Xilin.Martial.Arts/.

Contact Improv Jam. Downtown Dance, 223 NW 2nd St., Corvallis.  4-6 p.m. Suggested donation $10. The SundayCI Jam is a time to practice the art of improvisation, exploring the endless possibilities of moving while in contact (or not). Feel the play of gravity, support, weight, counterbalance, and downright playfulness in solo, duet, or large group improvisation.

Corvallis Autoimmune Support Group. First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op South Meeting Room, 1007 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. Second Wednesdays. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by Dr. Deborah Anderson, a functional medicine-trained naturopathic physician, who specializes in helping women with autoimmune conditions. Space is limited. For more info and to RSVP, visit: DrDeborah.com/events.

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’s 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: theartscenter.net or facebook.com/CorvallisArtsWalk.

Corvallis Community Choir. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Dr., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. $50 or $5/week. Tuesday. Runs through June 19. A group of singers who meet once a week at the Unitarian Fellowship to learn how to sing and to spread the joy. You do not have to audition to join in the fun, just come ready to stretch your musical ability. Many of them do not even read music. Children are welcome to attend with their parents. Occasionally, they land a gig. For info, visit: corvalliscommunitychoir.us/.

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 drumcircleconnection@gmail.com.

Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Corvallis. Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 21. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For info, visit: locallygrown.org/home/.

Corvallis Meditation Circle of Self Realization Fellowship. 761 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. Sunday 10 a.m. and Thursday 7 p.m. Free. Founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, Author of Autobiography of a Yogi. For info, visit: corvallismeditation.org/.

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

Ecstatic Dance with DJ Baron von Spirit. Odd Fellows Hall,  223 SW Second St., Corvallis. 10:30am-12:30pm. Sundays. We dance together every Sunday morning. Except during the summer months, when it’s every other week. For more info visit, www.ecstaticdancecorvallis.com/calendar.html

Exhibit: Circa 1920: Roaring into the Modern Age. Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Runs through Dec 28. The exhibition provides an opportunity to reflect on the similarities and differences of life in America 100 years ago as illustrated through the objects in our museum collections. For info, visit: bentoncountymuseum.org/.

Exhibit: Mountain Memories: Glimpses of Asia. The Little Gallery at OSU, 2000 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. Monday – Friday. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Runs through September 21. A collection of acrylic paintings by Newport artist Erin Price will be on display in the Little Gallery at Oregon State University. The vignettes are inspired by Price’s encounters during her time spent living and traveling through Asia and particularly in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Flexibility & Conditioning. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $5 donation. 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Every Thursday. This class is designed to provide conditioning and flexibility for aerialists! Bring a yoga mat and water bottle. Free to monthly members of Majestic Aerial Arts. For all others there is a suggested $5 donation. For info visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/290995401435114/

Free Drop-In Daoist Meditation Group. First-Alternative Co-op,   2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis. 9-10 a.m. Every Sunday. Free. Learn an ancient form of Daoist Meditation called “Preserving the Light of the One.” This technique is simple, yet profoundly powerful. Regular practice restores peace, harmony, and balance, and promotes health and longevity. For info, visit: facebook.com/Xilin.Martial.Arts/.

Free Range Open Mic at Bombs Away. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Fourth 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: bombsawaycafe.com/.

Free Range Open Mic at Cloud and Kelly’s. Cloud and 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: cloudandkellys.com.

Funk Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., or Cloud and Kelly’s, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. Core group brings drum kit/backline and keeps the music moving as players who sign up join on various instruments. First Thursdays at Bombs Away Café. Third Thursdays at Cloud and Kelly’s. For info, visit: facebook.com/corvallisfunkandjazzjam/.

Gratitude’s UpBeat Café. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Fourth Saturday of every month. Free. Local Corvallis jazz/blues musicians who draw their influences from the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Keith Jarrett, along with funky dance music to free jazz chaos. They use music to connect audiences to the spiritual dimension of life, with an open mind, nurturing what is positive and life-affirming. Dancing, toe tapping and cheers all around are definitely welcome. For info, visit: gratitudejazzband.com./

Guitar Group. Community Outreach Inc., 865 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis. Tuesdays. A group of guitar players (all skill levels) that meet once a week at Community Outreach Inc. We learn music, share conversation & try new jams out.

Gumbo Live Music. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. First and Third Wednesdays of the month. Vocal & Instrumental music. Less familiar vintage gems & Original songs and compositions created to capture the spirit and styles of the popular music of the depression-era 1930s, especially the southern regions and the strong influence of the black musicians who performed at that time and created so much excellent music…with an emphasis on having fun and creating synergy. For info, visit: facebook.com/Gumbo-76667816843/.

Jazz Jam. Bombs Away Café,   2527 NW Monroe Ave., or Cloud and Kelly’s, 126 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. Core group brings drum kit/backline and keeps the music moving as players who sign up join on various instruments. Second Wednesdays at Bombs Away and fourth Thursdays at Cloud and Kelly’s. For info, visit:   facebook.com/corvallisfunkandjazzjam.

La Leche League of Oregon – Corvallis. Corvallis Birth & Women’s Health Center, 2314 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis. 10 a.m. First Wednesday of the month. La Leche League is an international, non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. For info, visit: lalecheleagueoregon.webs.com/localcorvallis or facebook.com/groups/106376482784079/.

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: cbcpubliclibrary.net/makers/.

Mid-Valley Bike Club Saturday Rides. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. Free. The MVBC is a non-profit club centered in Corvallis, Oregon. The club was founded in 1974, and is open to cyclists of all ages and abilities. They have several ride options every Saturday morning touring the surrounding Willamette Valley and Coast Range Mountains. October-April rides meet at 9 and 10 a.m. unless noted otherwise. Saturday morning rides depart at 15 minutes past the hour from the Osborn Aquatic Center near the corner of Circle Blvd. and Highland Dr. For info, visit: sites.google.com/mvbc.com/web/.

MIME Speaks: Toastmasters. OSU: 226 Rogers Hall, 2000 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 a.m. Tuesdays

Music a la Carte. Oregon State University, 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. For info, visit: mu.oregonstate.edu/main/music-la-carte.

Oregon State Toastmasters. OSU,   3050 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 12 p.m. a non-profit organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. A diversity of members and our interests make for a wonderful range of speech topics which broaden our knowledge and challenge us to improve our communication and leadership skills weekly in a supportive and friendly environment. Guests are always welcome. For info, visit: http://osutm.toastmastersclubs.org/

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: fa.oregonstate.edu.

Pekiti-Tirsia Kali (Filipino Martial Arts) Lessons. Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. Noon – 1 p.m. Every Sunday. $50/month. Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a Filipino Martial Arts system that focuses on close-quarter offensive techniques. Lessons include Single and Double Stick, Single and Double Knife, Stick and Knife, and Empty Hand Techniques. Instructor Jeff Kelly has over 30 years of martial arts experience and is a Lakan Guro in PTK under the Grand Tuhon, Leo T. Gaje. The first two lessons are free. For info, visit: facebook.com/Xilin.Martial.Arts/.

Planet Boogie. Downtown Dance, 223 NW Second St., Corvallis 8 – 9:30 p.m. Most second Saturdays. $5-10 suggested donation. 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.

Revenge Cycling & Racing Group Ride. Peak Sports, 207 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – Noon. Free. Looking to get some road rides in this year? Revenge Cycling & Racing is hosting group rides from Peak Sports on the first and third Saturday of each month. For info, visit: facebook.com/Revenge-Cycling-Racing-1563600090320970/.

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

Rusty Hinges. Calapooia Brewing Company. 140 NE Hill St., Albany. Come see the Rusty Hinges every Thursday at Calapooia Brewing Company! For more info, visit: http://calapooiabrewing.com/blog/

SAGE Volunteer Work Party. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 3-6 p.m. Free. Tuesday. Runs through Oct 30. You’re invited to join the Corvallis Environmental Center at their SAGE Garden in the Bruce Starker Arts Park on Tuesdays, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., April through October, to help out in the garden. Learn about production gardening and help grow food for families in the community who cannot afford fresh vegetables. No gardening experience is necessary and all skill levels are appreciated. Show up when you can and leave when you need to. For info, visit: corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/eci/getinvolved/workparties/.

Taoist Meditation Group. First Alternative Co-op North Store,   2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis, Sundays 9 – 10 a.m. Free. Preserving the Light of the One. For info, email: docneedlestcm@gmail.com.

Tunes, Brews, and BBQ. Block 15 Brewery & Tap Room, 3415 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Runs till August 29. in Block 15 on Wednesdays in July and August for “Tunes, Brews & BBQ” at their South Corvallis tap room! Enjoy cover-free blues from local musicians, amazing BBQ specials, and freshy fresh beer brewed feet from your seat. Get band and specials details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1032377160254526/

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: cbcpubliclibrary.net.

The Majestic Reader’s Theater. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. $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: majesticreaderstheater.wordpress.com.

Thirsty Thursday Trivia. Deluxe Brewing Company, 635 NE Water Ave., Albany. 7 p.m. 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. No Cover, Free to Attend for Adults 21+.

Tribal Style Bellydance. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 Southwest 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $10- $12. Come to Odd Fellows for Tribal Style Bellydance every Thursday night. Everyone welcome! The class is open to all ages and levels (teens dance for FREE). For info, visit: http://www.tribalrisingdance.com/

Underwater Hockey. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. Wednesdays. Gear is offered on a first come, first served basis. Your first 4 times there’s no charge. After that, if you need to borrow gear there will be a $5 charge. After your first month, we ask that you join the club. Dues are $50 annually.

Need something listed here? Email us at calendar@corvallisadvocate.com with the name of your event, volunteer opportunity, peer group, public meeting, art exhibit, live performance, or any other community happenings and include the address, time, and cost, along with a brief description. To be in print by Thursday, submit by midnight Friday of the previous week. Thanks for reading. Take care, Corvallis.

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