Thursday, September 14
Wild Hog in the Woods. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. This kickin’ string band hales from the Souther Willamette Valley where it has rocked local folk stages for over 15 years. Offering a blend of folk, country, and jazz including both covers and original music. Catch ‘em if you can because these guys know how to entertain. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Open Craft Space. Lebanon Public Library Central Library, 55 Academy St, Lebanon. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Every third Friday of the month, September through May. Offering large tables and plenty of space for big projects, Lebanon is the place to craft. Tea will be available and other than that not much is happening on Friday… For info, visit lebanonpubliclibrary.com/events/2017/9/15/open-craft-space.
The Irrelevant Podcast LIVE. The Salty Dog, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. 21+ This local podcast is all about chilling and laughing. Get your toke on (while they get theirs on), sit back and listen to discussions on everything from religion and StarWars to celebrities and toilet paper. For info, visit facebook.com/TheIrrelevantPodcast/.
Saturday, September 16
Septembeerfest. Avery Park, 1200 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 1-9 p.m. $15 includes a pint glass and four drink tokens additional drink tokens are 4 for $5. Children under the age of 12 admitted free; ages 13 – 20 and designated drivers are just $3. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Please no furry friends. Join Heart of the Valley Homebrewers to celebrate the 10th annual Septembeerfest. For more info, visit Septembeerfest.org.
Rhapsody in the Vineyard: A Downtown Wine Walk. Downtown Corvallis. 3:30-7 p.m. $15. Featuring some of Oregon’s top wineries, this wine walk offers vintage wine tasting and experts to answer questions. Local businesses will provide snacks and art to make the evening one to remember. Beverages are also available for purchase by the bottle or case. For info, call the Downtown Corvallis Association 541-754-6624 or visit facebook.com/RhapsodyInTheVineyard/
Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild Showcase. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Donations appreciated. Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild has been workin’ it since 1989 and growing their member and performer base ever since. Ready to be hypnotized, mesmerized, and enchanted? Check out their tribal, Egyptian, cabaret, folk, and belly dance based alternative styles, and yes, they are family friendly. For info, visit corvallisbellydance.org.
Sunday, September 17
Yoga on the Rocks. 4 Spirits Distillery, 3405 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. Donation suggested. Urban Yoga, Oregon and 4 Spirits Distillery are partnering to offer Yoga on the Rocks. This super chill and super stretchy all-levels yoga class is graciously donated and will be held in the 4 Spirits’ barrel room. The kicker is that while there are other yoga and drink opportunities, this one has the tasty and smooth delights of 4 Spirits Distillery, a must taste among the spirit world or whatever you call it these days.
Advanced sign up encouraged. For info, visit facebook.com/4spiritsdistillery/.
Monday, September 18
Pilates for Runners and Athletes. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. Mondays. 5-5:45 p.m. Although running and walking are great cardiovascular work, both can lead to imbalances in the body because they are linear movements. Pilates has many benefits for runners, including increased core strength, posture imbalance correction, and increased balance in the muscles of the back and hips. This class will help both experienced athletes and beginners learn ways of mitigating pain and increasing their awesomeness. For info, visit studiocloud9pilates.com/schedule/.
Mindful Monday Yoga. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. $5. The ancient practice of Yoga is awesome in case you haven’t heard. Become flexible, build strength, learn how to breathe properly, and best of all chill out. Chilling is important and doing while not watching TV is the best way to do it. Yoga Flow is a series of movements that incorporate breathe and vinyasa. This class is suitable for all levels. For info, visit studiocloud9pilates.com/.
Tuesday, September 19
Craft Night with the Art Center. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Ages 16 and up are welcome to join in for a night of crafts, music, and conversation. Use their supplies to try a new project or bring your own. On September 19th, they’ll be making Suminagashi paintings. Suminagashi is the ancient Japanese art of making really freaking cool paintings, Google it because it’s pretty neat. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
OSU Extension Canning Basics. Lebanon Public Library Central Library, 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 6:30-8 p.m. The OSU Extension will be here to give a presentation on basic canning and preserving food safely. Why is this cool and what will you do with the information? It’s cool because Walmart is lame, homegrown and preserved food is awesome, and you will live longer if you eat that kind of stuff. Plus most people can’t do that so you will become necessary when the *&^% goes down. For info, visit lebanonpubliclibrary.com/events/2017/9/19/osu-extension-canning-basics.
Wednesday, September 20
Gardening in the Pacific Brownbag Talk Series- Saving Seeds for Planting Next Year. Albany Pubic Library, 2450 14th Ave SE, Albany. 12 p.m. Free. Short lunchtime session on popular gardening topics for Linn County gardeners. What better way to give Monsanto the finger than by saving seeds and growing plants for free that you know are the best. Bring a sack lunch and meet other gardeners with similar interests. For info, visit library.cityofalbany.net/.
Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Death Café Corvallis is NOT a support group, therapeutic agenda, debate society, social action group, religion or anti-religion, ideology, cult, or sales pitch. What are they then? Just a group of folks who like to discuss the topic of, well, death. Death Café Corvallis guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality. Come drink tea, eat cake, and ponder death with interesting people. For info, visit deathcafe.com/deathcafe/1774/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Birding without Borders: An Epic World Big Year. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis. 7-9:30 p.m. In 2015, Oregonian and OSU graduate Noah Strycker became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, year-long, round-the-world birding trip. He shared the adventure on his daily blog (audubon.org/features/birding-without-borders), and now he reveals the inside story. This humorous and inspiring presentation about Strycker’s epic trip will leave you with a new appreciation for the birds and birders of the world and inspire you to get out and go adventuring…or maybe just birding For info, visit audubon.corvallis.or.us/.
Thursday, September 21
Blackberry Junction. 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, Albany. 10 a.m. –7 p.m. Free. This indoor and completely original show takes place three times per year and has been running for over 23 years. Specialized in re-purposing old items to give them a new life, as well as quality handcrafts, quilts, jewelry, collectibles, garden art, pastries, primitives, etc. With inspired vendors and artisans, this show has it all. For info, visit facebook.com/Blackberry-Junction-131375245675/.
Doug Meyers and Gratitude. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 7:30 p.m. Free. This Corvallis staple of the music scene is ready for action and soon to drop some unique jazzy melodies for all to enjoy. If you don’t know, then what are you waiting for, enlightenment is only a few beers away as you get your chill on. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.