Today’s Calendar: Wednesday, October, 16

Corvallis Farmers Market. 1st Street & Jackson Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays from April through November, on First Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue, in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning! Enjoy live music, occasional street dances, special events booths, and more, plus shop for the best locally produced vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meats, and more. The Saturday Corvallis Farmers Market has a changing lineup of 50 to 70 vendors per week, and the Wednesday market usually offers 20 to 30 vendors. Early market weeks feature spring raab and many other greens, potatoes and other storage vegetables, radishes, turnips, carrots, rhubarb, preserved foods, honey, eggs, meat, poultry, and cheese, plus nursery plants and cut flowers. On the other extreme, the last market on Wednesday, Nov. 27, will feature much of what will be on Thanksgiving tables the next day. Visit http://locallygrown.org/ for info.

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.

Housing and Community Development Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 11:30 a.m. Free. The Housing and Community Development Advisory Board (HCDAB) formulates and recommends policies on housing and community revitalization issues, with an emphasis on older, declining, or lower income neighborhoods. If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to housing@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-hcdab for more info.

Tech Help Lab. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. Free. Get free, basic, one-on-one tech help from a library staff member. Bring your computer or device or use one of ours. Library staff can help with basic computer tasks, using social media, managing photos, downloading ebooks and audiobooks, using email, filling out online job applications, and much more. Drop-in anytime during the hour. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

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 4-6pm to help with research, finding good books, and generally assisting in that area. Drop by to say hello or ask questions! No Teen Space help on Wednesdays Sept. 11 and October 9. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Community Relations Advisory Group. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. The Community Relations Advisory Group was established by the City and Oregon State University for the purpose of growing and sustaining community engagement and neighborhood livability efforts. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-crag for more info.

Arts and Culture Advisory Board. 1310 SW Avery Park Dr, Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. The public is invited and welcome to attend these monthly meetings. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-acab 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.

Planning Commission. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Planning Commission meets on the first and third Wednesday evenings of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers. However, other meetings may be scheduled as needed to allow for the review of land use applications in accordance with State-mandated deadlines. To confirm an upcoming meeting, please refer to the City’s on-line calendar or contact the Planning Division.  You may provide written testimony by emailing the Planning Division here: planning@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-pc for more info.

CBCPL Book Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Club is open to everyone! They meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Boardroom. Books are provided by the Library and will be available for pick up at the 2nd floor Reference Desk four weeks preceding the monthly meeting. Questions? Call us at 541-766-6793. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Imagine on Canvas Paint Night. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 p.m. 1- $20, 2- $35, 3 or more – $15 each. Come paint at Imagine Coffee. Free. For info, visit: imaginecoffee.net

Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Ward 7 Candidate Forum. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. The League of Women Voters of Corvallis, in partnership with the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, invites the Corvallis community to meet the candidates for the Ward 7 special election. Candidates will answer questions in a moderated forum and will also be available for one-on-one discussions before and after the forum. Visit https://www.lwv.org/local-leagues/lwv-corvallis for info.

American Strings: An Evening with the Baseball Project. Majestic Theatre, Starker Auditorium. 115 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $20-$25. In a nod to October being World Series month, the American Strings Series features an evening with Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey of The Baseball Project on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The American Strings Series, presented by Oregon State University and the Majestic Theatre, brings in artists from around the country for an in-depth look at how and why stringed instruments play such a profound role in American music. Buck, a founding member of R.E.M., and McCaughey of the bands Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5 and R.E.M., are veteran performers who share a love of baseball. Buck, McCaughey and three other veteran rockers who are also fans of the national pastime comprise The Baseball Project. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.