PaperFest, March 8 – 9, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This festival of paper arts and crafts Benton County Fairgrounds, includes two full days of workshops, plus vendors and artists’ booths. Workshops will include calligraphy, papermaking, paper sculpture, stamping/card making, and much more. Cost: $35 for one day, $65 for two days. For info or to register for workshops, visit http://www.themerryinksters.org.
Howland Community Open Reception, March 8, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The annual Ruth and Jim Howland Community OPEN Exhibition is one of the Arts Center’s most popular exhibits. It’s a chance for members of the community of all ages to hang a piece of their artwork in the Main Gallery and there are prizes: People’s Choice, various age categories, professional and non-professional, and Curator’s Choice. For info, visit http://theartscenter.net.
Japanese Dock Exhibit Unveiled, March 10, 2 p.m.
The opening and dedication take place at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, two years after a massive earthquake rattled northern Japan. The resultant tsunami ripped loose at least three massive docks from Misawa, Japan, one of which floated across the Pacific Ocean and washed ashore north of Newport in June 2012. A slice of the dock was cut away and preserved, and will serve as an educational exhibit and memorial.
CONNECT! Sustainability Fair and Town Hall, March 14, 5 – 9 pm.
Keynote address by Rob Dietz, author of Enough Is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources. This is a model “green” event at the CH2MHill Alumni Center, with zero waste, low energy and water use, and local food. Free. Limited space. To preregister by March 11, visit www.sustainablecorvallis.org. For info, call 541-230-1237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.