Dolors Escala began studying textiles in Barcelona and developed an interest in the art of engraving.Later, while studying in Catalunya, she started working in abstraction, shapes, form, color and line, and different engraving techniques. “My art is to be looked at and if inside you feel something, some emotion or sensation, this is what I look for…” The exhibit runs through Nov 9. For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/little-gallery-presents.
Local music dude Curtis Monette has been demonstrating what one man and some instruments can do for over 10 years. Dropping bass lines, mandolin rhythms, beat-boxing, and more, looping them, and working in a bit of psych, rock, and even bluegrass. A must see for the music lover. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.
Friday, September 22
Car Free Day
Corvallis. All Day. Free.
Oh boy it’s the 8th annual Car Free Day in Corvallis. That’s right, it’s the one day of the year when you shouldn’t drive a car. Take the Corvallis Transit System instead, it is fareless. Neat! Pledge to ride the bus, and enter a drawing to win special prizes. For info, visit sustainablecorvallis.org/2017/09/get-on-board/.
The Literary Northwest Series Presents: Susan Jackson Rodgers
Susan Jackson Rodgers is the author of the novel This Must Be the Place, and two story collections: The Trouble With You Is and Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6. Her fiction has appeared in many journals including the New England Review and North American Review. She currently teaches and directs the MFA program in creative writing at Oregon State University. For info, contact Teagan Lochner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from our one-day consignment sale benefit Corvallis Bicycle Collective’s work in the community. Sellers: Bring your ready-to-ride bicycle to the event, they’ll sell it and pay you 75 percent of the sales. They’ll also be accepting consignments the week before the event. They will be accepting trailers, bobs, trikes, and tag-a-longs. Buyers: There’s always an exciting collection that moves fast. Get there early, come back often, and bring cash, checks, or credit cards. For info, visit corvallisbikes.org/.
Visit the annual Corvallis Fall Festival, a huge art show and sale featuring handcrafted goods, artwork, live music, dancing, great food, and more. I don’t know about you, but I am expecting apple cider. For info, visit corvallisfallfestival.org/.
Craft Brew Smackdown
Downtown Albany, Albany. 2 to 7 p.m. $20.
This is your opportunity to sample beverages as breweries, cider houses and distilleries offer sippy-sips of the good stuff. Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the event at the Albany Visitors Association (110 3rd Ave. SE) and the Albany Downtown Association (126 Ferry St. SW). For $20 you get 10 tasting tickets (Sippy Strips), a pint glass (Sippy Cup), a map of the locations and a beer passport for your chance to win a prize. Additional tickets are available at the tasting locations, five tickets for $5. This fundraiser is brought to you by the Greater Albany Rotary Club and the Albany Downtown Association. For info, contact Jessica Pankratz at 541-740-1466.
Now is your chance to run for no reason in front of people. The annual Fall Festival Run is sponsored by the Corvallis Kiwanis Club. The 1K, 5K and 10K are all held on the Sunday of Fall Festival. They all start at Madison and 8th and finish at Madison and 9th Street. A Registration table will be located at Madison and 8th. For info, visit kiwaniscorvallis.org/Page/16034.
This sale features books. Fiction books, biography, travel, history and both paperback and hardback children’s books. Reasonably priced to begin with, they will be half-priced on Sunday. During the last 2 hours of the sale a ‘reasonably sized box or a bag’ of books is $5. Proceeds benefit all branches of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Here is your opportunity to read in front of people. It’s kind of like something a writer has to do, so get used to it. Anyone can read, just get there around 6:15 and sign up early or you might miss your chance. O yea, no violence, sex, or hate speech…so tone it down Corvallis. For info, visit willamettewriters.org/wwotr/.
The City of Corvallis is launching a series of community workshops in September to gather input on land use needs, challenges and opportunities on the horizon. Come share your thoughts on what you would like to see preserved or changed in the city’s plans for the future. City planners will use the data to inform additional public processes, planning and regulations. For info, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=2078.
Katherine Hayhoe will speak on the key roles of faith and values as they pertain to global climate change. She serves on the Executive Summary Committee and is a lead author for several chapters in the upcoming U.S. Global Change Research Program’s Climate Science Special Report (CSSR), and the U.S. Fourth National Climate Assessment’s Climate Science chapter. For info, visit lasells.oregonstate.edu/event/katherine-hayhoe-lecture.
Grass Roots Books & Music and the Spring Creek Project are excited to welcome Oregon poets Lex Runciman and Margaret (Maggie) Chula, for a reading and discussion of their most recent collections of poetry. For info, visit grassrootsbookstore.com/.
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 facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email email@example.com
Breaking the Stress Habit: Self Care Essentials To Re-Pattern Your Nervous System
Come check out Brodie Welch as he teaches you about changing habits with a little bit of science, some Chinese Medicine, and a spot of yoga. Learn about acu-points, oils, and other fundamental habits to transform your limiting beliefs. For info, visit corvallishealing.com/live-events/.
Free Range Open Mic is the opportunity you may have been waiting for all your life. Or not.Open to players of all levels of experience, which means you. Oh boy. Get your music heard, do some networking with other musicians, or just sit back and enjoy. Sign-ups start at 7:30 p.m. and fill up fast. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/music-art/.