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Thursday, Dec. 5

Toddler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for toddlers ages 2-3 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

READ Dogs Visit. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. Children can practice reading aloud with a trained therapy READ dog (Reading Education Assistance Dog) twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday from 3:30-4:30pm! A responsible grown-up must sign a permission form for each participating child. Sign-ups for reading take place at the event. Follow the giant paw prints to find us in the Brookes Reading Room, in the Youth Services area of the library (it’s the enclosed patio at the end of Juvenile fiction). Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Council Work Session. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m. Free. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend City Council meetings. Members of the community wishing to offer comment in advance on topics appearing on any City Council agenda are encouraged to use the public input form at www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicinput. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc for more info.

Pastega Christmas Light Display. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Donate Canned Food. Come enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display, a Corvallis holiday and community tradition since 1981, happening Nov. 29 through Jan. 1 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. The Pastega Christmas Light Display has been bringing holiday joy to Corvallis for forty years. Every year volunteers donate thousands of hours of work to deck the fairgrounds out in holiday lights and displays, including more than 250 figures and mechanized scenes. Visitors can enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Nov. 29 through Jan. 1 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Drivers can enter the light show through the Reservoir Avenue entrance. Admission is a canned food item for donation. Visit http://www.pastegachristmasdisplay.com/ for more info.

Prime Music Fridays. Greenberry Store and Tavern, 29974 Highway 99W, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Every Friday delicious food and live music by talented local musicians from the surrounding areas! The music is always FREE. They start serving dinner at 6 p.m. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/328559467850222/ for more info.

Free Range Open Mic. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Free. Monthly Free Range Open Mic is a roving event open to players of all levels of experience. Now hosted by Bombs Away on the 1st and 4th Thursdays of each month. Get your music heard, do some networking with other musicians, or just sit and enjoy the variety! Sign-ups start at 7:30pm and fill up fast! And every first Thursday is our open band edition, so bring down that new project of yours and test out an audience! Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

Free Local Improv Show. Demaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:00 p.m. Free. Join Suggestions Only Improv for their last free show of 2019! Because They will be in the holiday spirit, they will be giving away some presents to some of our volunteers!  They will also be drinking the holiday cheer provided by DeMaggio’s New York Pizza. Corvallis’ premier improv actors will be taking audience suggestions to help create funny scenes based on your own ideas!  So come prepared with some great ideas, some random lines and a great night of fun provided by your favorite Corvallis improv troupe! The show is completely free, but the food isn’t!  So get yourself a bite to eat and a nice pint of something.  It’ll make them funnier. Visit https://www.demaggiospizza.com/

Friday, Dec. 6

Preschool Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for preschoolers ages 4-5 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Corvallis Nativity Festival. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4141 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 11 a.m. Free. December 6 – 9, 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; December 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Corvallis Nativity Festival is a family-friendly event that runs for 5 days during the first weekend of December. Hundreds of community members have shared their nativity sets (crèches) during the festival’s 24-year history. Come and enjoy the never-ending variety of beautiful and inspiring nativities. They range from simple to whimsical to elegant to homemade. The hundreds of different nativities make this a unique holiday experience. Music is a key part of the festival. Live music is performed throughout each day, including short evening concerts. Be sure to visit the family activity room where you’ll find coloring, reading books, a swaddling station, and other crafts. Plus, on Saturday and Sunday you can attend one of many puppet shows. Visit http://corvallisnativityfestival.org/ for more info.

Music a la Carte. Oregon State University, Memorial Union Lounge, MU, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Fridays. 12 p.m. Free. Music a la Carte, a free, lunch-hour concert series, has been a tradition at Oregon State University since 1969. The concerts take place in the beautiful Memorial Union Lounge most Fridays during fall, spring, and winter terms, beginning at 12 p.m. and lasting for approximately 45 minutes. They feature a variety of OSU music ensembles, faculty and student musicians, as well as regional, national, and international guest artists. Visit mu.oregonstate.edu/main/ music-la-carte.

Friends of the Library – Book Sale. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. Free. Holiday Book Sale, Dec. 6: 3-6 p.m. Friends of the Library members only. Dec. 7: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dec. 8:  1-4 p.m. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center Holiday Bazaar. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 2638 NW Jackson Ave., Corvallis 4 p.m. Free. Shop for decor, textiles, jewelry and other items from around the world. Flamenco Guitarist, Raven Dow-Hygelund, will perform on Saturday from 1 to 3 pm. For more info contact info@cmlcenter.org.

Teen First Friday: Chocolate Party. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. Teen First Friday: Chocolate Party. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Winter’s Eve Corvallis. Downtown Corvallis, Madison Avenue between 2nd and 3rd streets, Corvallis. 5-9 p.m. $40-$45. Celebrate the holidays with the Assistance League of Corvallis’ Winter’s Eve Corvallis, and enjoy an evening of unique shopping, food, music and more. Winter’s Eve Corvallis is the major fundraising event for Assistance League of Corvallis, benefiting local families through their philanthropic programs. Visit https://www.assistanceleague.org/corvallis/fundraisingactivities/winters-eve-corvallis/ for more info.

Prime Music Fridays. Greenberry Store and Tavern, 29974 Highway 99W, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Every Friday delicious food and live music by talented local musicians from the surrounding areas! The music is always FREE. They start serving dinner at 6 p.m. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/328559467850222/ for more info.

John Sherman. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare.

Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1205 NW Walnut Blvd., Corvallis. 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free. Crêche Concert – Festival and Chamber Choirs perform at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For over 30 years, Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir has been providing children and teens a nurturing environment to learn, share, and enjoy excellent music and community. Under the leadership of Founder and Artistic Director, Carol Nelson, HVCC has supported the music education and personal growth of thousands children throughout the Willamette Valley. HVCC’s mission is to give each child the opportunity to find the artist within. Visit https://www.hvcchoirs.org/ for more info.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $22-$35. Holiday Concert (Selected Orchestral and Choral Works). As the longest continually-operating orchestra in the state, the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra is a major force in the music scene of the Willamette Valley. From its inception in 1906 as a collegiate orchestra composed of nine male members, the symphony has grown into a highly regarded, 110-member ensemble performing five major concerts each season. Conductor Marlan Carlson, Oregon State University Endowed Chair for University Orchestras integrates student, faculty and professional musicians from Portland, Eugene and Corvallis. Visit https://www.cosusymphony.org/ for more info.

Groove. The Peacock Bar & Grill, 125 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. A DJ playing the hottest dance music every Friday and Saturday nights. Come sing your hearts out on the Main Floor, or enjoy playing pool, have a hot meal with friends, maybe play some Oregon Lottery, or have an enlightening conversation with your favorite bartender and server. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2466959573396612/ for more info.

Electric Beaver. Angry Beaver Grill, 349 Southwest 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Free. Corvallis’ only weekly EDM night club event is here for the new school year. Some of Corvallis and OSU’s best DJs join our residence to play house, trap, and other kinds of wubz all night. Every event is 21+ only with a cover charge on select nights. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/596019117590751/ for more info.

Rainbow in the Clouds: Happy Holigays. Demaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 p.m. Free. Don your gay apparel, break out your ugly sweaters, and come get naughty (or nice) at the last Rainbow in the Clouds of the year! Come celebrate the non-denominational holigay season. They will be doing toy drive for local LGBTQ+ youth and families. If you would like to bring a toy (wrapped or not) please do and we will distribute these around the community! Please leave a note with a description of your gift if it is wrapped!!!) Visit https://www.demaggiospizza.com/

Saturday, dec. 7

Holiday Fair. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Join the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis to browse an array of gifts by 25 artists and crafters, live music, a delicious hot lunch, holiday evergreen wreaths and home decor, a silent auction, a unique re-gifting selection, and children’s activities. Visit http://uucorvallis.org/ for more info.

Story Time. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a morning of stories. Visit https://imaginecoffee.net/ for info.

Friends of the Library – Book Sale. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 a.m. Free. Dec. 7: 10 am-4 pm. Dec. 8:  1 -4 pm. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center Holiday Bazaar. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 2638 NW Jackson Ave., Corvallis 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Shop for decor, textiles, jewelry and other items from around the world. Flamenco Guitarist, Raven Dow-Hygelund will perform on Saturday from 1 to 3 pm. For more info contact info@cmlcenter.org.

Dance, Sing, Move, and Play: Let Music Unleash your Inner Artist! Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:00 p.m. Free. Corvallis-OSU Piano International presents a children’s concert. Join the host Victoria Wolff and pianist friends in this lively program for children. This concert will enhance any child’s creativity whether they like dancing, acting, or singing. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Free. HVCC Holiday Concerts. For over 30 years, Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir has been providing children and teens a nurturing environment to learn, share, and enjoy excellent music and community. Under the leadership of Founder and Artistic Director, Carol Nelson, HVCC has supported the music education and personal growth of thousands children throughout the Willamette Valley. HVCC’s mission is to give each child the opportunity to find the artist within. Visit https://www.hvcchoirs.org/ for more info.

Dance, Sing, Move, and Play: Let Music Unleash your Inner Artist! Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:00 p.m. Free. Corvallis-OSU Piano International presents a children’s concert. Join the host Victoria Wolff and pianist friends in this lively program for children. This concert will enhance any child’s creativity whether they like dancing, acting, or singing. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.     

Concert: Gothard Sisters’ Celtic Christmas. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $25-$35. The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic musical group of three sisters who play contemporary Celtic music. Through 10 years performing, touring, and writing music together, the optimistic style of their music and performances continue to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/ for more info.

Randy Williams. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare.

Adults Awkwardly Recreating Prom. 2 Towns Ciderhouse, 33930 SE Eastgate Circle, Corvallis. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. $23. Join 2 Towns Ciderhouse for the second annual AARP (Adults Awkwardly Recreating Prom) Night. It is sure to be “A Night to Remember in Paris”! Full of cider, dancing, DJs, amazingly awkward slow dances, and enough taffeta and organza to decorate a float with. This is the throwback dance you won’t want to miss. So put the order in for your corsage, find the dress with the most bling, order the limo (just kidding, take the free shuttle!), pull on your dancing shoes, and join 2 Towns for a night to remember. They’ll also have a special Prom Punch specially crafted for this event, with proceeds of that drink going to Heartland Humane Society. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/569337143828430/ for more info.

Vintersea, Treasonist, and Within Sight. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Free. VINTERSEA’s only Corvallis show in 2019! Come out to a great local venue, hear some great music, and party with Treasonist while They celebrate the release of their newest album! And that’s right, their incredible friends and consummate road warriors, Within Sight from Vancouver WA, will be joining this stacked show! Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for info about this event.

Groove. The Peacock Bar & Grill, 125 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. A DJ playing the hottest dance music every Friday and Saturday nights. Come sing your hearts out on the Main Floor, or enjoy playing pool, have a hot meal with friends, maybe play some Oregon Lottery, or have an enlightening conversation with your favorite bartender and server. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2466959573396612/ for more info.

Hip Hop Saturday. Angry Beaver Sports Grill, 349 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5. The Angry Beaver Sports Grill hosts local DJs playing the hottest hip hop music all night. This event is 21+ only. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/710422609459932/ for more info.

Sunday, Dec. 8

Corvallis Meditation Circle of Self Realization Fellowship. 761 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. Sunday 10 a.m. and Thursday 7 p.m. Free. Founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. For info, visit: corvallismeditation.org/

 Ecstatic Dance with DJ Baron von Spirit. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2 St., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sundays. We dance together every Sunday morning. Except during the summer months, when it’s every other week. For more info visit, www.ecstaticdancecorvallis.com

Friends of the Library – Book Sale. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:00 p.m. Free. Dec. 8:  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.      

Corvallis Community Band Holiday Concert. First United Methodist Church Community Center, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Community Band presents a free holiday concert filled with holiday favorites, classical holiday music and a sing-a-long suitable for the entire family. Also featured will be Willamette Apprentice Ballet dancers. Visit https://c-cband.org/ for more info.

Contact Improv Jam. Downtown Dance, 223 NW 2 St., Corvallis. 4-6 p.m. Suggested donation $10. The (every 2nd and 4th) Sunday CI Jam is a time to practice the art of improvisation, exploring the endless possibilities of moving while in contact (or not). Feel the play of gravity, support, weight, counterbalance, and downright playfulness in solo, duet, or large group improvisation. For more info, find us on Facebook: Corvallis Contact Improvisation.

Pistol Club. Anderson and Keeling Memorial Target Range, McAlexander Fieldhouse, 1800 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 6 p.m. $5. Learn firearms safety and how to shoot bullseye pistol! If it is your first visit to Pistol Club this academic year, please bring $5 for the mandatory orientation and safety training and your OSU ID. Orientation and safety training begins at 6:00 p.m. (note there is a limit to the number of trainees per night for safety reasons and please be on time…or better yet early). For members who have been trained this academic year, the range generally opens about 7:00-7:30 p.m. once training is finished. We are located at the Anderson & Keeling Memorial Target Range on the south-east corner of McAlexander Fieldhouse. We hang a sign that is visible when walking from the north on the Kerr Admin side. Please visit our website for important information about Pistol Club including a map to the range: http://osupistol.org

Improv Jam: A Holiday Special. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $6. Looking to play some fun improv games, but nowhere to play and no one to play with? Not anymore! “No Offense: The Improv Jam” is a fun-filled evening of made-up comedy where anyone in the audience can volunteer to play games on stage! If you’ve ever dreamed of being a player on “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” this is your chance – no experience necessary. Or if you’d rather stay in the audience and watch, that’s great too – come to play or to cheer on your friends. No script, no props, no fear – No Offense! Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Monday, Dec 9

Family Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Storytime for young children and their families. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Senior Book Group. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. For readers age 50 or older. Held in the Board Room on the Lower Level of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Downtown Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. The Downtown Commission to advise the City Council and staff on matters concerning the downtown Corvallis area. The DAB meets once a month at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Madison Avenue Meeting room, 500 SW Madison Ave. (across from City Hall). If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to planning@corvallisoregon.gov.

Bryson Skaar. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. See Bryson Skaar at Imagine Coffee on Mondays. For info, visit: imaginecoffee.net

Tuesday, Dec. 10

MIME Speaks: Toastmasters. OSU: 226 Rogers Hall, 2000 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 a.m. Tuesdays. Improve your public speaking skills and confidence.

Infant Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes for infants ages 0-12 months. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Memory Loss Support Group. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. Information, education and support for caregivers and family members of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder from those who have been there. A group for those with memory loss is usually held at the same time. Facilitator: Gene Dannen, (541) 753-1342 or contact gene@dannen.com for more info.

City Legislative Committee. City Hall, 501 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. The City Legislative Committee discusses issues affecting City government, and makes recommendations to the City Council on City positions, which may then be forwarded to legislators, usually via a letter from the Mayor. Past Councils and have generally declined to support non-City related issues. If you would like to send a comment to the City Legislative Committee, you may do so through mayor@council.corvallisoregon.gov. (Please note all communication is public record and emails sent to the Mayor will be posted on the City’s website.)

Makers Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. Makers Club is an all ages exploration of technology, creativity and creation!  Experiment with circuit building, robot programming and more.  Try out 3d modeling and printing.  The virtual reality headset is a blast! Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Pistol Club. Anderson and Keeling Memorial Target Range, McAlexander Fieldhouse, 1800 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 6 p.m. $5. Learn firearms safety and how to shoot bullseye pistol! If it is your first visit to Pistol Club this academic year, please bring $5 for the mandatory orientation and safety training and your OSU ID. Orientation and safety training begins at 6 p.m. (note there is a limit to the number of trainees per night for safety reasons and please be on time…or better yet early). For members who have been trained this academic year, the range generally opens about 7-7:30 p.m. once training is finished. We are located at the Anderson & Keeling Memorial Target Range on the south-east corner of McAlexander Fieldhouse. We hang a sign that is visible when walking from the north on the Kerr Admin side. Please visit our website for important info about Pistol Club including a map to the range: http://osupistol.org

Waste Watchers Weekly Meetings. Student Experience Center (SEC), 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Room 206, Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Fight the Scourge of Waste with the Waste Watchers! Join the league of the Waste Watchers – using their knowledge of recycling and sustainability they can educate others and fight the scourge of waste! Meetings are Tuesdays 6:30-8 p.m. in Student Experience Center, Rm 206. This term they’re working on Repair Fairs, Beyond Earth Day booth, and giving Recycle Right presentations! This club is free and open to all. For more information on how you can become a hero, check out their website at http://tiny.cc/wastewatchers

Log Rolling. Dixon Recreation Center, Dixon Pool, 425 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $3-$7. Looking to try something new? Come check out log rolling! Aquatics staff will be present to answer questions and provide safety support. No experience is necessary. Key Log Rolling – max 8 participants per session. No registration needed, $3 for Students and Members, $5 for OSU Community, $7 for General Public paid day of at Rec Services inside Dixon. Visit http://recsports.oregonstate.edu/ for info.

Town & Country Realty presents: Ice Age. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Town & Country Realty presents the 6th annual Free Movie Night at the Whiteside Theatre. Bring the entire family for a winter movie of mammoth proportions: Ice Age! Admission is free. Bring non-perishable food item donations to benefit the Linn-Benton Food Share. Doors open at 6 p.m., movie begins at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive early to grab your seat and a complimentary popcorn. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/ for more info.  

Corvallis Community Choir. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. $50/term, $15 for students or $5 per week. Fall Term rehearsals, every Tuesday from Sept. 24 to Dec. 10.   Director: Naomi Bennett.  Accompanist: Bryson Skaar. This non-audition choir is dedicated to spreading joy through singing Website: www.corvalliscommunitychoir.us or email: nonandjay1@gmail.com

Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Celtic Jam at Imagine Coffee on Tuesdays. Free. For info, visit: imaginecoffee.net

SAC Presents Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin: Together on Stage. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $35-$50. Longtime friends and musical collaborators Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin perform together as an intimate, acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories. This special show will feature the acclaimed singer-songwriters performing some of their favorite songs while exploring material from their own vast catalogues. They previously toured together in 2013, where audiences were invited to share the artists’ “living room” as they played music and traded quips in a warm, comfortable setting, inspired by the duo’s long-lasting camaraderie. Visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication-presents for more info.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Wobbler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for wobblers ages 1-2 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.  

Random Review. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free. Elizabeth Wyatt reviews Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution by Todd Purdum. Random Review is sponsored by The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Reviews are held on the second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00 pm and are open to the public and free of charge.  Coffee, tea, and cookies are served. Feel free to bring your lunch. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.  

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 12:15 p.m. Free. This free support group provides information and support to those who have Parkinson’s Disease, are providing care for someone who does, or those seeking more information about it. For more information, contact the facilitator, Betty Merrill, at (541) 760-1737.

Teen Space Librarian Help. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. Teen Services Librarian, Kristy, will be in the library’s Teen Space weekly on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. to help with research, finding good books, and generally assisting in that area. Drop by to say hello or ask questions! Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Read With the Beavs. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. Kids can listen to stories and practice reading with an Oregon State University student-athlete. Bring your own books or use some from the library. Contact 541-766-6794 for more information or visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.    

Watershed Management Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:15 p.m. Free. The Watershed Management Advisory Board advises the City Council on the management of the Rock Creek watershed located on the east side of Mary’s Peak. During 2005 and 2006, with recommendations from the Commission and the public, the City Council adopted the Corvallis Forest Stewardship Plan (CFSP), which was revised and updated in 2013. The CFSP envisions that the Corvallis Forest be a professionally managed, healthy ecosystem with a diverse forest and productive habitat for all species native to the watershed. The primary duty of the Board is to advise the Council and staff regarding implementation of the Corvallis Forest Stewardship Plan to realize that vision of a healthy forest ecosystem. The staff contact for the Board is the Utilities Division Manager, 541-766-6916. If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to public.works@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-wmab for more info.

Death Café. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe St., Corvallis. Every Wednesday. First and third Wednesdays 6 p.m., Second and fourth Wednesdays 12 p.m. Got thoughts about mortality? Death Café Corvallis is simply to listen and talk about death. The group’s guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality, and while participants are invited to talk death, the group isn’t a support group, debate society, sales pitch, religious or anti-religious organization, nor does it have a therapeutic agenda. Rather, curious individuals are invited to “drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death with interesting people.” Join Death Cafe Corvallis, if you like, at https:// www.facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis – contact – deathcafecorvallis@gmail.com – for information. Come talk truth to death.

Chamepinefu Lecture Series: Regional Indigenous Art. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. Free. Travis Stewart, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde interpretive coordinator and artist, presents historic and current local indigenous art, including a new indigenous art installation. Doors open at 6 pm. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Jeff Sux Trivia. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. Come play trivia with your favorite mediocre hosts! Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Civic Beautification and Urban Forestry Department Advisory Committee. 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 9 a.m. Free. The public is invited to attend this department advisory committee meeting.  Entrance is around the back of the building, off the deck. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-cbufdac for more info.

Digital Life: Basic Photo Management. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Learn how to import, organize, and manage your digital photos with help from library staff. Learn how to transfer your photos to a computer or cloud service as well as strategies for storing, maintaining, and organizing them. Bring your camera, smartphone, computer, or other device. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info. 

Toddler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for toddlers ages 2-3 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

The 5th Annual Nature of Gratitude. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Celebrate and give thanks to the things that sustain us and enjoy musical and spoken word performances. Donations for OSU’s Food for Thought program, serving students facing food insecurity, will be accepted. Contact dosee@oregonstate.edu for more info.

Eclipse. Ashbrook Independent School Theater, 4045 SW Research Way, Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5. “Eclipse” is an original play written and directed by Corvallis 8th grader Grace Kaufmann, mentored by Theater Director Kimberly Gifford-Olbrich. “Eclipse” is the story of two princes from rival kingdoms. A chance meeting and a series of adventures leads to a bond between the princes, despite their differences. As a result, peace and harmony prevail between the kingdoms. The story is told with equal parts action, drama, and humor. Contact 541-730-1875 or malekis@msn.com for more info and tickets.

Jazz Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. The 2nd Thursday of every month, members of DTW host a jam for anyone interested in Jazz and it’s related genres to come work on their skills. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

Need something listed here? Email us at calendar@corvallisadvocate.com with the name of your event, volunteer opportunity, peer group, public meeting, art exhibit, live performance, or any other community happenings and include the address, time, and cost, along with a brief description. To be in print by Thursday, submit by midnight Friday of the previous week. Thanks for reading. Take care, Corvallis.
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Pastega Christmas Light Display. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Donate Canned Food. Every day until Jan.1  Come enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display, a Corvallis holiday and community tradition since 1981, happening Nov. 29 through Jan. 1 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. The Pastega Christmas Light Display has been bringing holiday joy to Corvallis for forty years. Every year volunteers donate thousands of hours of work to deck the fairgrounds out in holiday lights and displays, including more than 250 figures and mechanized scenes. Visitors can enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Nov. 29 through Jan. 1 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Drivers can enter the light show through the Reservoir Avenue entrance. Admission is a canned food item for donation. Visit http://www.pastegachristmasdisplay.com/ for more info. 

Corvallis Nativity Festival. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4141 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 11 a.m.  Ends on Dec. 10. Free. December 6 – 9, 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; December 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Corvallis Nativity Festival is a family-friendly event that runs for 5 days during the first weekend of December. Hundreds of community members have shared their nativity sets (crèches) during the festival’s 24-year history. Come and enjoy the never-ending variety of beautiful and inspiring nativities. They range from simple to whimsical to elegant to homemade. The hundreds of different nativities make this a unique holiday experience. Music is a key part of the festival. Live music is performed throughout each day, including short evening concerts. Be sure to visit the family activity room where you’ll find coloring, reading books, a swaddling station, and other crafts. Plus, on Saturday and Sunday you can attend one of many puppet shows. Visit http://corvallisnativityfestival.org/ for more info.

Albany Historic Carousel & Museum. Historic Carousel & Museum, 503 1 Ave., West Albany. Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday & Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There is also a wonderful museum that highlights American carousel history. Visit albanycarousel.com/

Exhibit at Benton County Museum. Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Museum with collections of geological equipment, quilts, and 16mm family movies shot in the 1940s. For info visit, bentoncountymuseum.org/

Fairbanks Gallery of Art. Fairbanks Hall, Fairbanks Gallery of Art, 220 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Every day. Fairbanks Gallery of Art is Oregon State University’s professional art gallery. Its mission is to initiate, produce, and present scholarly visual art exhibitions to advance contact and dialogue with original works of art as an indispensable part of liberal art education. The exhibition programming of the gallery reflects the diversity of visual-art practices and cultures, fostering critical thinking, and reflecting the depth and breadth of human experience. The exhibitions support the educational missions of Art and Art History and broaden the dialogue across University communities, including general audiences. Visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sac/art-and-art-history for more info.

Exhibit: Vistas & Vineyards 30th Anniversary Show. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F. Until Dec. 9. Free. Come join us in celebrating 30 years of Vistas and Vineyards as they share their work with the community at the Giustina Gallery. Over 45 of their current member artists and several founding members will display 120 works of art painted en plein aire.  Visit https://vistasandvineyards.org or more info.

Exhibit: About Light. The Arts Center. 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. T-F until Dec. 8. Free. About Light is a community-centered group exhibit of 50 area artists on a theme that represents “light” in many different interpretations. The show is a multi-faceted view into the minds of these artists, as they seek to answer the question, “What is Light?” The artists have found the answer literally, metaphorically, scientifically, both representational and abstract. Light can be the opposite: not dark, not heavy, not serious.  The exhibit includes many interpretations in painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, colored pencil and even via a kite by artist Carol Chapel. Visit https://theartscenter.net/the-steele-collection-emily-steele/ for info.

Exhibit: Beyond the Wall. The Little Gallery at OSU, 2000 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. 8 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. M-F. Oct. 8 until Dec. 13. Free. Roloff’s original “Beyond the Wall” exhibit was a 229-meter panorama that combined still images from video footage of the border area during the wall’s existence with silhouetted portraits of residents of East Germany. The video stills were blown up to the full wall’s height, creating an effect that appears like paintings up close but turns photo realistic from a distance. Visit https://bit.ly/32nSwfL for more info.

Exhibit: Concourse Gallery. Memorial Union Building (MU), Concourse Gallery and Talisman Room, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Free. The art featured represents an artist’s work, vision, ideas, and opinions. Some exhibits are educational, some display quality craftsmanship or artistic ability, while others may depict artistic expressions that we hope enrich and deepen the appreciation and understanding of visual arts and the human condition. Visit https://mu.oregonstate.edu/gallery for more info.

Art in the Valley Gallery. Art in the Valley Gallery, 209 Southwest 2nd St., Corvallis. Tuesday-Saturday. Normal Hours 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Free. Art in the Valley Gallery is a cooperative operated by local artists from the Willamette Valley. It features some of the finest artwork in the Valley and has become “the” Art Destination south of Portland. Visit http://www.artinthevalley.net/ for info.

Exhibit: Art About Agriculture. 440 Strand Agriculture Hall, Oregon State University, 170 SW Waldo Pl., Corvallis. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. The College of Agricultural Sciences has sponsored Art About Agriculture since 1983, as a source for education, inspiration, and research enabling people to understand and value agriculture and natural resources through the universal language of visual arts. The program, in part, recognizes regional artists for investigating agriculture and natural resources themes as content and subjects for creating their works of art. It also enables the college to acquire art for a permanent collection of contemporary fine art now representing more than 150 artists with more than 300 works of art. Visit https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/art/art-about-agriculture for more info.

Member Submission for the Timberline Review #9. Deadline: December 31st, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.  The Timberline Review is an all-volunteer literary journal operated by Willamette Writers. They want to read your clear writing, your well-crafted words, your original voice, whether you’ve been previously published or not. They also want to encourage submissions from our diverse community. Consider submitting to the Timberline Review if you identify with a group which is not well-represented by traditional publishing. Submissions are voted on during the week of April 4-11, 2020. They realize this is a long wait, but it gives them time to carefully review every submission. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, please let them know right away. Email submissions@timberlinereview.com. Visit https://bit.ly/2KuvrAt for more info.