Today’s Calendar: Thursday, November, 14

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.

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.

Community Services Consortium. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. Rent Well Classes. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

OSU Corvallis Campus Vision project update. La Sells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 2 p.m. Free. Oregon State University will host an informational meeting to share updates about the Corvallis Campus Vision project. The Corvallis Campus Vision (CCV) is a planning effort focused on guiding the development of the physical campus, in support of the university’s Strategic Plan 4.0. The Vision is made possible with input from students, faculty, staff, and community members, both inside and outside of OSU. The Vision will include guiding principles, core values, and goals for the look, feel, and function of the campus. This meeting is open to the OSU community as well as the Corvallis community. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/cm/page/osu-corvallis-campus-vision-project-update for more info.

Lessons Learned on a Craft Beer Book Writing Journey. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Local author Kirk Richardson will discuss his book Craft Beer Country: In Search of the Best Breweries from the South Pacific to the Pacific Coast. From the shores of Southern California to the ports of New England and everywhere in between, Kirk brings together exceptional craft beers and stories from the unique characters who make them. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. $10-$15. Enjoy an exciting lineup of films highlighting the beauty and wonder of the world while featuring some amazing adventurers and athletes. Films from around Oregon and the world will transport you down epic rivers, up awe-inspiring mountains, through beautiful valleys, and past the various people and places that define our lives. Visit http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/wildandscenic/ for more info.

HOW SHOULD WE PREVENT MASS SHOOTINGS IN OUR COMMUNITIES? A COMMUNITY DIALOGUE ON GUN VIOLENCE. OSU Memorial Union, Horizon Room 49, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Explore perspectives on the ways to reduce gun violence and mass shootings. Review the issue advisory to familiarize yourself with the dialogue content. Contact cel@oregonstate.edu for more info.    

AUDUBON PROGRAM. First United Methodist Church Wesley Hall, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. CURRENT STATUS OF THE MALHEUR FIELD STATION WITH VERN BEESON. Contact mark.baldwin2@comcast.net for more info.

OSU Lyric. 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.

Next to Normal. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $10. Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy, and heart. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Jazz Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:00 p.m. Free. Monthly Funk and Jazz Jam! Sign up and throw down with some of our great Corvallis musicians. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

Thomas Lundy Presents: Comedy. Demaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. Curated Monthly Comedy show featuring different performers from around the PNW and beyond. Visit https://www.demaggiospizza.com/