Calendar Picks of the Week

childs-salt-rockThursday, May 1
On the Trail of the First People: A Journey into the American Ice Age: Writer and world-traveler. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Craig Childs will share stories and images from his recent travels into the American Ice Age, through Paleolithic landscapes from Alaska to Chile to Florida.

Sunday, May 4
Give Us 5: 5k walk/run for cancer survivorship. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 9 a.m. Give Us 5 is 5k walk/fun run for cancer survivorship. The proceeds help fund a survivorship program for all cancer survivors in the mid-valley area. There’ll be many prizes from local businesses, food, and coffee from Coffee Culture. $25 Adults, $10 age 6-17, Free age 5 and under.

Wednesday, May 7
VOTER SERVICE FORUM. Corvallis Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 – 8:30 p.m. The League of Women Voters of Corvallis presents three candidates for County Commissioner in the May 20 Primary election. Candidates will introduce themselves, address their priorities and answer questions about complex issues, such as Bailey Branch, jail expansion and more.

Thursday, May 8
Corvallis Folk Society Presents: Sarah Jarosz, Feat. Alex Hargreaves and Nathaniel Smith. Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Corvallis’ own violinist Alex Hargreaves returns home as part of this Grammy-nominated folk music trio you won’t want to miss. Tickets are available at Grass Roots Bookstore and online at, and range from $15 to $22.