Calendar

EVENTS INFORMATION CAN CHANGE: We suggest checking event websites or phone numbers to confirm that events are still scheduled to take place.

Thursday, Jan. 16

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.
Chintimini Senior & Community Center Book Club. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 11 a.m. Free. Join the new Chintimini Senior & Community Center Book Club facilitated by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library! The group meets the 3rd Thursday of every month. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES GIVEAWAY. Champinefu Lodge, 1030 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 2-5 p.m. Free. Stop by for free school supplies including notebooks, binders, pens and more. Contact andrea.norris@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-5398 for more info.
Read Dogs Visit. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. Bring your favorite book to read to a trained Reading Education Assistance Dog. A warm fuzzy dog who likes to listen to you read is waiting for you at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Ages 4-10. Held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Brookes Reading Room during the school year, September through May. Parental Permission Form required. For more information contact Youth Reference at 541-766-6794.Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Community Open House for the Van Buren Bridge. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:30 p.m. Free. Community members are invited to learn about the Van Buren Bridge Project and give input on the look of design features at an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Van Buren Bridge Project is designing and constructing a new seismically resilient two-lane eastbound bridge on OR 34 over the Willamette River. The new bridge will include a multi-use path for pedestrians and bicyclists. Your input is important! Come share your thoughts on the project. Visit the project webpage for the latest information, to make comments and sign up for email updates: www.VanBurenBridge.com.

AUDUBON PROGRAM: TOM AND GINNY STEVERNS WITH TRAVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Contact mark.baldwin2@comcast.net for more info.
Parks, Natural Areas, and Recreation Advisory Board. 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Board advises City Council in all matters pertaining to parks, natural areas and recreation. The public is invited and welcome to attend these monthly meetings. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-pnrab for more info.

Parks, Natural Areas and Recreation Advisory Board. 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free.  The Board advises City Council in all matters pertaining to parks, natural areas and recreation. The public is invited and welcome to attend these monthly meetings. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-pnrab for more info.

Imagine Open Mic Night. 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.
A Comedy Open Mic. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. $3. Local favorites do stand-up at Bombs Away Cafe! https://www.bombsawaycafe.com for info about this event.

The Irrelevant Podcast’s Comedy Open Mic. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. $5. Hosted by Santi, 1st Wednesday, Free 3rd Thursday $5. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com for info about this event.

Friday, Jan. 17

Preschool Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Preschool storytime is for children 3-5 years old and happens every Friday from 10:30-11 a.m. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Music à la Carte. Memorial Union Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free. Music à la Carte performances are held at noon in the OSU Memorial Union Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, and are free and open to the public. Music à la Carte concerts have been a tradition at OSU since 1969. The informal, 45-minute concerts are held most Fridays during the fall, winter and spring terms, and showcase a wide variety of musicians and performance ensembles, from local, regional and national performers to students and faculty from the OSU music program. Visit http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/music-la-carte for more info.

Teen Advisors Meeting. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:30 p.m. Free. Members of the library’s teen advisors, or Society for the Prevention of Boredom in Teens (SPoBiT) meet monthly to plan teen events, and give input on teen spaces and services. Apply to join. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for 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.

Fresh-Pressed Jams ft. Zach White. 2 Towns Ciderhouse, 33930 SE Eastgate Cir., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free. Grab a pint and join us for an evening of music brought to you by… Zach White! Acoustic singer/songwriter Zach White will be performing a collection of deeply satisfying original songs. His acoustic style combines elements of folk, indie rock and pop. The vocals are smooth and the lyrics will take your imagination for a ride. You won’t want to miss tonight. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2537687496479084/ for more info.

Teen Takeover: Nerf Games & Movie. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Play Nerf Games and watch Spider-Man: Far From Home (PG13) after the library has closed for the day! Unmodded Nerf equipment is permitted; no Rivals blasters, please. Some Nerf equipment provided, as well as darts and snacks. No registration required. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Michael Wren & Company. 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.

Improv Smackdown. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $12-$14. In the style of Comedy Sports and “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” comes Improv Smackdown! Join Corvallis’ top improvisational comedians and performers for a night of completely made up madcap madness, where the games played are chosen, by you, on the spot! This competitive improv showcase pits two teams of improv-ers against each other, battling for your approval by bringing their funniest performances. You could even be part of the action as these actors and actresses create incredible scenes and memorable characters out of thin air. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Mr. Bill’s Traveling Trivia Show. Corvallis Sports Park, 175 SW Twin Oaks Cir., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. Grab your friends and come test your knowledge! The legendary Mr. Bill’s Traveling Trivia Show will be at the Upper Deck in the Corvallis Sports Park from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday nights. They are family friendly so the show is too.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/452159535370539/ for more info.

First Dance of Winter Term! OSU Country Western Dance Club, Memorial Union, Room 222. Corvallis. 7:45 p.m. Free. Please remember dance etiquette during the dance. We have the entire ballroom, so please keep the line of dance as big as possible and remember not to crowd in on line dancers in the middle. There will be posters up around the gym during the dance as reminders. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/310196603227930/ for more info.

Freedom Fridays. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. Funky Open Mic series with monthly featured acts[note there will be no Open Mic for January] They have Ronni Kay with Keagan Wall bringing Soulful tunes to Corvallis. Did we mention it’s FREE?. 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, 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.

WLE Presents: Winter Wonderland. Angry Beaver Grill, 349 Southwest 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Free. For this theme they want everyone to wear WHITE! Lets white-out the Angry Beaver as you celebrate the start of 2020! If you like to spend your Friday nights with friends, loud music, lasers, drinks, and much more, be sure to drop by and rave with Angry Beaver Grill! Come join us as they roll through Corvallis with their top-tier production, and an incredibly talented local lineup! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2904950986195616/ for more info.

Saturday, Jan. 18

Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. Benton County Fairgrounds, Guerber Hall, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Corvallis Indoor Winter Market is one of western Oregon’s oldest weekly indoor winter markets. The market offers a broad variety of fine quality crafted items from artist drawings to handcrafted jewelry. The food selections are also outstanding! From organically grown vegetables and fruits to artisan baked breads, this weekly market offers a broad selection. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in Guerber Hall at the Benton County Fairgrounds, January 11 through April 11, 2020. Visit https://corvalliswintermarket.wordpress.com 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.

Family Music Fun. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Family Music Fun is a family-participation music and movement class led by Marisa, Corvallis Parks & Recreation Music Instructor. Come prepared to move and join in the fun! For more information, contact Youth Services, 541-766-6794. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

STINK! DOCUMENTARY COMMUNITY SCREENING (Sold Out). 4 Spirits Distillery (Event Room), 3405 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis. 12:30 p.m. Free. Learn about the chemicals lurking in consumer goods and what “fragrance” really means in the US.  Free of charge – and free gift for the first 100 ticket holders! RSVP required to reserve a seat. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stink-movie-free-community-screening-tickets-85589351053 for more info. 

Winter Guitar Concert Series: Cameron O’Connor. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:00 p.m. Free. Award-winning and acclaimed as “stunning and emotive” (Eugene Register-Guard), Cameron O’Connor enjoys a diverse career in solo, chamber, and contemporary music. His recent concert tours include solo and duo recitals throughout Japan, performing as a guest artist at the Loyola Marymount, Corvallis, Siempre la Guitarra, and Northwest Guitar Festivals. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Clash of the Cowboys. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $15-$18. Clash of the Cowboys is back for another round of explosive introductions, heart-stopping rodeo action, and a night that you won’t want to miss! Come and watch the best cowboys and cowgirls in the Northwest compete in the bareback riding, saddle broncs, barrel racing, and of course, bull riding! The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Ages 5 and under get in free.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1509382735880653/ 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.

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 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 information about Pistol Club including a map to the range: http://osupistol.org

Whiteside Live: SVER. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $20-$25. Since the group’s inception, SVER has gone from strength to strength, playing extensively throughout Europe and the US, gaining a reputation as one of the most acclaimed live acts in the Nordic folk scene. SVER has often been described as “sounding electric without electricity,” and their flexible musicianship has also made them an attractive backing band for some of Scandinavia’s leading singers in different genres. That has lead to playing on TV shows, big festivals and positions in the radio charts with the music ranging from folk to reggae, dance hall to rap. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 for reserve seating, and $25 on the day of the show. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/ for more info.

Paul Dresher Ensemble: Schick Machine. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $30-$40. A giant motorized Hurdy-gurdy, a deconstructed pipe organ and an array of spinning and thrashing metal are just some of the innovative machines that will fill the LaSells Stewart Center stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in the next installment of the College of Liberal Arts’ School of Arts and Communication’s “SAC Presents” series. Created by a multi-disciplinary team, “Schick Machine” features percussionist Steven Schick exploring a stage filled with large-scale invented instruments, sometimes playing several simultaneously, drawing listeners into a space of seemingly infinite creative potential. Makers, musicians, design enthusiasts and science buffs alike will enjoy the group’s aural and visual surprises, quickly relinquishing any preconception about what an instrument should look like or what sounds it can make. To purchase tickets in person, go to Fairbanks Hall room 309A or 309B between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (winter break and holidays may affect these hours). If not sold out, tickets will also be available at the LaSells Stewart Center box office prior to the performance. Visit https://beav.es/Z9h for tickets and https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication-presents for mor info about this event.

Corvallis Comedy Night: Todd Barry. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $20. Todd Barry has spent years ironically playing the part of a huge, conceited superstar on stage at intimate venues around the world. But the joke seems to have finally caught up with him, because today’s comedy community now considers Todd Barry to be one of the great comedians of his generation, nearly as famous and revered as he’s always pretended to be. Besides performing his genius brand of deadpan stand-up everywhere from The Kennedy Center to The Sydney Opera House to Madison Square Garden, Barry has also appeared on every TV show that ever mattered: Letterman, Colbert, Larry Sanders, Sex and the City, Sesame Street, Bob’s Burgers, Dr. Katz, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. All the classics. In addition to his lifetime of brilliant work on stage and screen, Barry also recently wrote a book called Thank You For Coming to Hattiesburg, in which he documented a year-long tour he made of smaller cities (“tertiary markets”) around the country. Warning: This show will contain adult language. No one under 18 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Citizens Of The Universe. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Free. Join Citizens Of The Universe to celebrate the life and talent of their brother Joel Hirsch. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com for info about this event.

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, Jan. 19

2020 Corvallis Culinary Week. Various Locations, Corvallis. $10. Corvallis Culinary Week is an annual local tradition that showcases all the best that Corvallis restaurants have to offer. Corvallis top chefs show off their talents by offering locally-produced delicacies in chef’s specialty plates. From Northwest to Asian Fusion and Latin cuisine, there’s something for every taste. During Culinary Week, each participating Corvallis restaurant will offer at least one $10 chef’s specialty plate, designed to show off their culinary skills and incorporating locally-sourced foods. Visit each of the participating restaurants and feast on the foodie delights their chefs have to offer. Visit https://www.facebook.com/CorvallisCulinaryWeek/ for more info.

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

Whiteside Live: An Evening with David Wilcox. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. $25-$30. More than three decades into his career, singer/songwriter David Wilcox is finally coming to Corvallis on Sunday, Jan. 19. Wilcox, by so many measures, is a quintessential folk singer, telling stories full of heart, humor, and hope, substance, searching, and style. His innate sense of adventure and authenticity is why critics and colleagues, alike, have always praised not just his artistry, but his humanity, as well. Tickets $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the show, and $30 for reserve seating. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/ for more info.

Monday, Jan. 20

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Address. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 11:00 a.m. Free. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration commemorates the legacy of Dr. King and allows the Oregon State community to reflect on his work in today’s context through engaging workshops, presentations and service opportunities. In its 38th year, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is Oregon State University’s longest running annual event focused on social justice and transformative change. Raquel Willis, a black queer transgender activist, writer and the executive editor of Out Magazine, is the keynote speaker for the 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King celebration lecture at 11 a.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. The keynote session is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Visit https://diversity.oregonstate.edu/mlk for more info.

2020 Corvallis Culinary Week. Various Locations, Corvallis. $10. Corvallis Culinary Week is an annual local tradition that showcases all the best that Corvallis restaurants have to offer. Corvallis top chefs show off their talents by offering locally-produced delicacies in chef’s specialty plates. From Northwest to Asian Fusion and Latin cuisine, there’s something for every taste. During Culinary Week, each participating Corvallis restaurant will offer at least one $10 chef’s specialty plate, designed to show off their culinary skills and incorporating locally-sourced foods. Visit each of the participating restaurants and feast on the foodie delights their chefs have to offer. Visit https://www.facebook.com/CorvallisCulinaryWeek/ for more info.

HOLIDAY: City offices closed for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. EVENTS INFORMATION CAN CHANGE: We suggest checking event websites or phone numbers to confirm that events are still scheduled to take place.

Library Closed. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. All Day. All Branches. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

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

Southtown Open Mic. FireWorks Pub & Pizza, 1115 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Free. Every Monday, 8-10pm at FireWorks. They will feature Happy Hour drink and food specials during the show, including our popular “Pint-n-Slab” wood fired pizza deal. Sign ups begin at 7pm. Visit http://fireworkscorvallis.com for more info.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

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.

Yoga for Baby and Me. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:45 a.m. Free. Simple, guided yoga movements for baby and caregiver led by certified youth yoga instructor. Event will occur immediately after infant storytime. Please bring a towel or yoga mat. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Gearing Up for Gardening Lecture Series. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free. By attending any activity or program offered by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, you consent to have your photograph taken (video or still photography) and you allow use of these images by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. 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

Craft Night with the Arts Center. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m. Free. Join in for a night of crafting and conversation! Try a new project with our supplies or bring your own project to work on. Crafts are designed for ages 16 and older; anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

City Council. 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.

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.

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

2020 Corvallis Culinary Week. Various Locations, Corvallis. $10. Corvallis Culinary Week is an annual local tradition that showcases all the best that Corvallis restaurants have to offer. Corvallis top chefs show off their talents by offering locally-produced delicacies in chef’s specialty plates. From Northwest to Asian Fusion and Latin cuisine, there’s something for every taste. During Culinary Week, each participating Corvallis restaurant will offer at least one $10 chef’s specialty plate, designed to show off their culinary skills and incorporating locally-sourced foods. Visit each of the participating restaurants and feast on the foodie delights their chefs have to offer. Visit https://www.facebook.com/CorvallisCulinaryWeek/ for more info.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

Wobbler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Wobbler storytime occurs every Wednesday from 10:30-11 a.m. and is for children 1-2 years old. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Health for the 3rd Age. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. The 3rd age is the stage of life, generally after retirement, where people can focus on personal achievement, fulfillment, and learning for its own sake. 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 Marys 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.

Digital Safety for Kids Ages 2-7 Presentation. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Melissa Whiteman, founder of Living Free Consulting LLC and digital safety expert, will educate and empower parents, caregivers, and kids to keep youth safe in the digital age. Topics will include understanding tech culture, social media, technology’s impact on the developing brain, cyberbullying, video games, online predators, exposure to adult content, screen time, internet addiction, device use recommendations for different ages and how to have proactive conversations about online safety with youth of all ages. Childcare provided by Linn-Benton Community College childcare staff. https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Planning Commission. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m. Free. Generally, 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.

WINTER CONSERVATION BOOK CLUB GATHERING. 6 p.m. Free.  Join this reading and discussion of The Future of Nature by Barry Lopez. FMI and to register, visit: http://greenbeltlandtrust.org. Contact  jessica@greenbeltlandtrust.org for more info.

2020 Corvallis Culinary Week. Various Locations, Corvallis. $10. Corvallis Culinary Week is an annual local tradition that showcases all the best that Corvallis restaurants have to offer. Corvallis top chefs show off their talents by offering locally-produced delicacies in chef’s specialty plates. From Northwest to Asian Fusion and Latin cuisine, there’s something for every taste. During Culinary Week, each participating Corvallis restaurant will offer at least one $10 chef’s specialty plate, designed to show off their culinary skills and incorporating locally-sourced foods. Visit each of the participating restaurants and feast on the foodie delights their chefs have to offer. Visit https://www.facebook.com/CorvallisCulinaryWeek/ for more info.

Thursday, Jan. 23

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.

SUSTAINABILITY COALITION ANNUAL MEETING. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12:00 p.m. Free. Hear an overview of the past year’s accomplishments and plans for 2020. Refreshments will be provided by First Alternative Co-op. Contact info@sustainablecorvallis.org for info.

Criminal Justice Reform CitySpeak. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Ste 4, Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Our first CitySpeak of the year takes a look at criminal justice reform in Oregon.  Panelists include ex-con Youth Justice Project Director Trevor Walraven of Eugene and Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson. Topics include youth sentencing in Oregon, Senate Bill 1008, Measure 11, nonunanimous juries, and how these topics historically relate to stigma and marginalization. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a lengthy audience Q&A session following moderation by Advocate Editor Stevie Beisswanger and Publisher Steve Schultz. Possible follow-up topics and presenters on universal healthcare and road safety in Corvallis. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1650060001803401/ for more info.

League of Women Voters: ‘Know Your City’ Public Safety, Speaker Series. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. Free. Jan 23: Chief Kenneth McCarthy, Fire Marshall Jeff Prechel, and Emergency Disaster Planner Dave Busby. You are invited to learn from experts and engage in discussion about our city provided fire and police services. The League of Women Voters of Corvallis, in partnership with the City of Corvallis and the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, invites the community to our two-part speaker series focusing on public safety and the role of city provided fire and police services. The goal is to illuminate the City of Corvallis organization so that community members are more informed and more engaged on critical local issues. Each session will focus on a different aspect of public safety. Public welcome.  Visit  http://www.lwv.corvallis.or.us for info.

Oregon State Beavers Men’s Basketball Home Game. Reser Stadium, 660 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. $18+. See the Oregon State Beavers play a game at home! For complete information and to buy tickets, visit https://osubeavers.com for more info.

2020 Corvallis Culinary Week. Various Locations, Corvallis. $10. Corvallis Culinary Week is an annual local tradition that showcases all the best that Corvallis restaurants have to offer. Corvallis top chefs show off their talents by offering locally-produced delicacies in chef’s specialty plates. From Northwest to Asian Fusion and Latin cuisine, there’s something for every taste. During Culinary Week, each participating Corvallis restaurant will offer at least one $10 chef’s specialty plate, designed to show off their culinary skills and incorporating locally-sourced foods. Visit each of the participating restaurants and feast on the foodie delights their chefs have to offer. Visit https://www.facebook.com/CorvallisCulinaryWeek/ for more info.

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.

 

ONGOING

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: Found and Formed: Solo Exhibition by Brenda Mallory. Fairbanks Hall, Fairbanks Gallery of Art, 220 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 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: 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.

Exhibit: Deb Curtis: New Work. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. December 17, 2019 – January 25, 2020. Free. Deb Curtis has been a fiber artist since the age of 10 when she learned to knit. In 1982, she lived in Virginia and wanted to master a craft native to that region. She learned to make an Appalachian Egg Basket and has been making baskets ever since. For Curtis, baskets are a tradition that is changing. She designs and produces contemporary baskets using traditional basketry materials. By linking basket materials with knitting, tapestry weaving, or surface design, Curtis creates “new” baskets. Through the blending of colors and textures, she changes the character of the basket from a functional vessel to an expressive container concept. Visit https://theartscenter.net/deb-curtis-new-work for more info.

Exhibit: Andreas Salzman: Narrative. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Jan. 2-Feb. 8. Free. Salzman’s work is conceptually about the relationships in his life, especially his family and his role as a husband and a father of three girls. In his own words: “I have found having a family is a sequence of looking to an unknown future while constantly looking to the past. I have found I seldom live in the present. I am, all at once, an optimist, an alarmist, a sentimentalist, and a builder. My work seems to fit the same pattern.” Visit https://theartscenter.net/andreas-salzman-narrative for more info.

Exhibit: Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild Exhibit – The Road Less Traveled. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. December 10, 2019 – January 27, 2020. Free. The Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild was formed more than 30 years ago to promote and support fine art photography in the mid-valley and has been an affiliated guild of the Corvallis Art Center since 1988. This is the 11th in its series of biennial expositions at The LaSells Stewart Center that explore the photogenic possibilities in their own backyard and beyond. Information about the PhotoArts Guild can be found on their website: www.photoartsguild.org.