Today’s Calendar: Thursday, August, 22

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 for info.

READ Dogs Visit: Dog Days of Summer. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. It’s the Dog Days of Summer with the READ Dogs! Children can practice reading aloud with a trained therapy READ dog (Reading Education Assistance Dog) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in August 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 for more info.

Council Work Session. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 4 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

King Legacy Advisory Board. Osborn Aquatic Center Conference Room, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 5:15 p.m. Free. The King Legacy Advisory Board was established in 1987. Its charge is to celebrate and promote the principles and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the goal of helping Corvallis to become a more inclusive and just community. If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to Visit for info.

Movie in Avery Park: Back to the Future. Avery Park, 1200 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Free. Corvallis Parks & Recreation and Friends of Corvallis Parks & Recreation are proud to present Back to the Future (1985) this August under the stars in Avery Park! A high schooler is accidentally transported in a time machine back to the 1950s, where he inadvertently interferes with his future parents’ budding romance. Now, the boy must figure out how to set things right, or risk changing the future. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, featuring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson, and Thomas F. Wilson. Rated PG. Runtime 116 minutes.  This is a free event and open to the public. The event will include a kid zone. For more information, contact Corvallis Parks and Recreation at 541-766-6918. Donations and sponsorships are welcome. Visit for more info.

 SAGE Summer Concert: Swangle and Hillstomp. Starker Arts Park Amphitheater, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Join the Corvallis Environmental Center for their annual outdoor summer concert series, co-sponsored by Subaru of Corvallis and Oregon State Credit Union. The concert is held at the Starker Arts Park amphitheater and admission is free (with a suggested donation of $10/family; all proceeds raise funds for the SAGE Garden to help grow 3 tons of food annually for hunger relief organizations in Corvallis). Enjoy local beer, mead, and cider for sale on site for those who are 21 and older (outside beverages are not allowed). Local food carts will be there as well, serving fresh, delicious dinner and treats. Free parking is available, plus the park is easily accessible by bike. Visit for more info.


Mouth Painter. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:00 p.m. Free. Come enjoy trippy proto-psych with a drawl, while digging into some amazing food and great drinks. Visit for more info about this event.