Picks of the Week!

2 Towns Ciderhouse Presents: FLOATER with 30 Pound Test, December 14th, 8 – 11:30 p.m.
Grammy-nominated Floater returns to grace the stage of Corvallis’ Whiteside Theatre. They will be joined by special guest, 30 Pound Test, recent winners of the Warped Tour Battle of the Bands—rock out with some of 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s ‘Damn Fine Cider!’ 21 and older only. $20 in advance, $24 at the door. For info, visit http://whitesidetheatre.org.


The Ugly Sweater Run! December 15th at 10:30 a.m.
Celebrate the season—the ugly sweater season!—with a 1 mile or 5 km run/walk at the Benton County Fairgrounds’ Midge Cramer Bike Path. Win ugliest sweater prizes! This is the first annual run/walk to benefit Vina Moses Center. $10 per person or $20 per family/group of up to 4. Registration 9 – 10 a.m. on-site. For info, visit http://fitnessbyemily.weebly.com/ugly-sweater-run-december-2012.html.


Legacy Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker,’ December 13th – 15th, 7 – 9 p.m.
This is the debut of a new annual holiday family tradition for the community! Linn-Benton Community College and Legacy Ballet of Albany are partnering to present The Nutcracker Ballet at the Russell Tripp Performance Center in Albany. Featuring community children and adults, this timeless ballet will delight and entertain. $12. For info, visit http://linnbentoncommunitycollege.blogspot.com/2012/11/legacy-ballet-presents-nutcracker.html.