EVENTS INFORMATION CAN CHANGE: We suggest checking event websites or phone numbers to confirm that events are still scheduled to take place.
Thursday, Feb. 13
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.
Digital Life: Computer Security & Privacy. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 a.m. Free. Learn how to protect your privacy and security while using a computer in this free workshop taught by a librarian. Digital Life workshops focus on aspects of our digital lives and will be offered one Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. beginning September 2019 through April 2020. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.
Art Bar. The Art Center, 700 SW Madison, Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. $10. The stage is set for a ’20s speakeasy at the Art Center! Enjoy a little pre-Valentine’s celebration featuring Spiritopia, Vivacity Spirits, and Sinister Craft! These distilleries will be sharing samples of their handcrafted beverages in the beautiful main gallery of the Art Center. There will also be live jazz, delicious, hearty snacks, and maker stations where you can create seasonal greeting cards. Admission is $10, which includes two samples and appetizers. Additional specialty cocktails are $6 each. Proceeds will benefit the Art Center. This event is 21+ only. Visit https://theartscenter.net/ for more info.
Oregon State Beavers Men’s Basketball Home Game. Reser Stadium, 660 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m. $20+. Feb. 13, 6:00 p.m. – Utah. See the Oregon State Beavers play a game at home! For complete information and to buy tickets, visit https://osubeavers.com
ARTSCEND MARYS PEAK WRITERS SUMMIT SHOUT OUT. Old World Deli, 341 SE Second St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Local writers read original written works inspired by a tour of Marys Peak with Marys Peak Alliance Interpretive Guides. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
OSU Overture Series (Secret Garden). 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.
Corvallis Funk & Jazz Jam Series. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 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. There is a sign up sheet, and we do our best to make sure everyone gets some play time. Come prepared with a few common songs from the genres, and come ready to play! House band opens with a short set (usually 0:45 min), and then the stage is open to jammers. Jam will go later than 11 if there is a healthy crowd!! Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com for info about this event.
The Big Ticket! February Valentines Show. The Pig & Olive, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 p.m. $5. Welcome back! This month the Big Ticket is back with another fantastic night of stand up comedy! This month our show is right before Valentines Day and coming out to the show is perfect date idea! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/468933970448157/ for more info.
Friday, Feb. 14
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.
El Divine Pallenque. The Whisper Project, NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 5 p.m. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Whisper Project’s special 4-course dinner prepared by their partners and sponsors, El Palenque Restaurant, from Corvallis, and Divine Distillers, from Salem. El Palenque will create an amazing dinner, and Divine Distillers will provide a special tasting of their products and spirit line. Reservations required. To make reservations or for more information, private message the Whisper Project through Facebook. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/784557635369625/ for more info.
FireWorks’ 18th Annual Spanish Valentine. FireWork’s Pub & Pizza, 1115 SE 3rd St., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. $45 per person. Join FireWorks Pub & Pizza for their 18th annual Spanish Valentine! Celebrate with a romantic 4-course prix fixe featuring live bossa nova and classical guitar by Phil Kaufmann and flamenco dance by Harue Hirai. Dinner will include tapas, seafood paella, braised lamb shank, caramel flan, and more, and add wine pairings and specialty cocktails for an additional charge. Dinner is $45 per person. Reservations are required. Call 541-754-6958 to make reservations. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/590898901760032/ for more info.
Fresh-Pressed Jams ft. Schep & Skaar Valentine’s Day Duo. 2 Towns Ciderhouse, 33930 SE Eastgate Cir., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Local musicians who know how to bring the funk. Whether it’s Valentines or Galentines, start your weekend off with some Valentine’s Day classics brought to you by Schep & Bryson Skarr! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/764598770716018/ for more info.
Valentine’s Day Dinner and Music! Greenberry Store and Tavern, 29974 Highway 99W, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Join Greenberry Store and Tavern on Friday, February 14th for Valentine’s Day Dinner! They will be serving Prime Rib or Salmon. Dinner will be served with choice of potatoes or wild rice, steamed veggies and salad. They have Home Made Red Velvet Cheesecake for dessert! Jobe Woosley & Kate Kisselburgh will be playing a Folk-American Style Music starting at 7pm. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/605432623357772/ for more info.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m. $15. Concerning all Rocky Horror Creatures of the Night: Add a little Transylvanian magic to your VDay with the Majestic’s Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience! Come early and have a photoshoot with friends posing with Rocky Horror Face-In-Hole cutouts or lounge in the Doctor’s throne on the stage under the Transylvanian Convention banner. New this year: Two casts! The Majestic Rocky Horror Shadow Cast will perform the Feb. 14, 7 p.m. and the Feb. 15, 12 a.m. shows. Tart of the Valley Burlesque will perform the Feb. 14, 12 a.m. and the Feb. 15, 7 p.m. shows. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.
2020 Eco-Film Festival. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Feb. 14: Beaver Believers – “The Beaver Believers is an award-winning feature documentary sharing the urgent yet whimsical story of an unlikely cadre of activists – a biologist, a hydrologist, a botanist, an ecologist, a psychologist, and a hairdresser – who share a common vision. They’re all working to restore the North American Beaver, that most industrious, ingenious, bucktoothed little engineer, to the watersheds of the American West.” The producer will be on hand to answer questions. Join the Corvallis Odd Fellows for the 16th annual Eco-Film Festival! Each film will be followed by a panel discussion led by experts, with a Q&A session, as well as a raffle for a gift certificate from First Alternative Co-op. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the films will start at 7 p.m. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family. Any net proceeds will benefit charitable causes. Visit https://www.thebeaverbelievers.com/ for more 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.
Valentine’s Day Dance! OSU Country Western Dance Club, 737 SW 15th St., Corvallis. 7:45 p.m. $3. If you have any song requests, please post them to this event, or fill out the request sheet at the DJ table during the dance. Please note that due to a high volume of requests, they are now only taking two per person. This allows us to make sure everyone gets a requested song played. Please remember dance etiquette during the dance. They 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. If you have become a member and have yet to pick up your membership card of t-shirt, please do so at the dance. If you are interested in becoming a member, please find a current officer during the dance so they can get you more information. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/767110550443192/ 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, 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.
Onion Machine. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Free. The ONION MACHINE never sleeps. They are BACK on Friday – Bomb’s Away Cafe – February 14th – 10 PM – Don’t miss it! Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com for info about this event.
Haus of Dharma: Love Ball 2020. The Pig & Olive, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 p.m. $5. Join Haus of Dharma for the queerest Valentine’s Day extravaganza in town: THE LOVE BALL! Hosted by: Frisky The Transgender Reindeer and Mx Chevious Al Celebrate love, lust, and romance with a night of drag, fierce ballroom runways, and more! Alongside their drag show, they will be having a ball! They will also have drag performance from the Haus of Dharma and from guest performers from around the region! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/524066338232982 for more info.
Saturday, Feb. 15
VertFest. McAlexander Fieldhouse, OSU, 1800 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. $30-$45. The VertFest Climbing Competition is happening Saturday, February 15, 2020. The event will take place at McAlexander Fieldhouse, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Browse industry booths and demos, participate in clinics, and join the bouldering competition. Sign up at the ALI Desk in Dixon Recreation Center or on the day-of at McAlexander. The cost is $35 for OSU students and Rec Sports members up until February 13, and $40 for the OSU community and general public ($45 on the day-of). Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/332453391004337/ for more info.
8th Annual Run Your Tutu Off. Crystal Lake Park, 100 SE Fischer Lane, Corvallis. 9 a.m. $10-$45. Get yourself a fun and creative tutu and join Furniture Share’s 8th Annual Run Your Tutu Off, happening Feb. 15 at 9 a.m. at Crystal Lake Park. The proceeds from this race benefit Furniture Share. You can run, walk, skip, show off some ballet moves – whatever! Dress up in your creative ballet tutu and be prepared – pictures will be taken! Registration is 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. The race begins at 9 a.m. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/393557311592494/ for more info.
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.
Government Comment Corner – Councilor Maughan. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 a.m. Free. Ward 2 Councilor Charles Maughan will host. Please stop by to say hello and share your thoughts about City government! Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc for more 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.
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.
Keltocalypse. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 1 p.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare.
Personal Essay Writing Workshop. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:00 p.m. Free. A personal essay writing workshop for adult writers of all levels. Beginning writers are welcome! Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for 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 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
Live Music at Emerson Vineyards. Emerson Vineyards, 11665 Airlie Rd., Monmouth. $10 + a canned food item for donation. Visit https://www.emersonvineyards.com/ for more info.
Oregon State Beavers Men’s Basketball Home Game. Reser Stadium, 660 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. $20+. Feb. 15, 7 p.m. – Colorado. See the Oregon State Beavers play a game at home! For complete information and to buy tickets, visit https://osubeavers.com
Saturday West Coast Swing Dance! Womens Building, 160 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5-$7. Intermediate and beginner lessons will start at 7, with social dancing running until 11. Jason Isbell is going to be the intermediate lesson teacher coming down from Portland. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/487273852185546/ for more info.
Jeanne Gregg Band plays Squirrel’s. Squirrel’s Tavern, 100 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Free. They love to play at this local icon. They have great food, pool tables and good drinks. They plan to add some good music. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/597277427485949/ for more info.
The Groove Members & THMPR. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5. Two experimental/improv groups come together for a night of musical exploration. Everything is made up on the spot and everything will be recorded live for future release! Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com for info about this event.
Why Know Sir Yes + Under the Deku Tree. The Pig & Olive, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:00 p.m. $5. Under the Deku Tree starts the show at 10 p.m. and Why Know Sir Yes will take the stage at 11 p.m. at The Pig & Olive. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/166706777981753 for more info.
VOID. Suite Zero, 314 SW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $3. They back and bringing dark underground vibes. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/181286796436765/ for more info.
Sunday, Feb. 16
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
Dinna Fash Celtic Trio. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:00 p.m. Free. The Dinna Fash Celtic Trio uses fiddles, cello, pennywhistle and traditional Scottish Step Dancing to perform a variety of music and dance representing the Celtic tradition, including Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Quebecois and Galician forms. The performance includes history and stories of the Celtic culture as well as contemporary music in the Celtic style. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.
Corvallis Repertory Singers: The Empire Strikes Bach. First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St., Corvallis. 3 p.m. $20-$60. Songs of passion, desire and despair from opera’s empire of classical composers, as well as works by J.S. Bach will be presented at this season’s concert finale. This intimate performance will feature soloists, as well as large and small ensembles performing some of the world’s best-loved choral and operatic literature. Make plans now to attend this concert, perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day weekend. Visit https://repsing.org for more info.
Improv Jam: A Love Story. 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, Feb. 17
HOLIDAY: City offices closed for Presidents Day, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library closed. We suggest checking event websites or phone numbers to confirm that events are still scheduled to take place.
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. 8-10 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, Feb. 18
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.
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.
Tween Leaders. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. Legendary Library Leaders, the tween leadership group, gives input to staff about library events, spaces, and materials for tweens. Pick up an application at the Youth Reference Desk. They meet quarterly throughout the year. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.
City Council Special Work Session. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 5:00 p.m. Free. The City Council will meet in a special work session to receive an update on Oregon State University’s Regulatory Framework. A link to the agenda and meeting materials will be posted here in the week prior to the meeting. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc for more info.
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 their 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.
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
City Council. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., 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.
Celtic Jam. 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.
Trivia Nite. Angry Beaver Sports Grill, 349 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free. Do you have what it takes to be the wittiest around? Test your knowledge with your friends and family EVERY TUESDAY with What Do You Know? Trivia and your Angry Beaver family. The winning team will bring home a prize such as sponsored merchandise or gift cards! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/655147111625547 for more info.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
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.
Economic Development Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 3:00 p.m. Free. The Economic Development Advisory Board consists of six volunteer members appointed by the Corvallis Mayor and three appointed by the Benton County Board of Commissioners. Membership of the Board represent emerging technology and manufacturing, green/sustainable business, professional services, retail and general business, higher education, health care, and the community at large. Staff contact: Kate Porsche, Economic Development Manager, 541-766-6339. If you would like to provide testimony in advance of a meeting, you may send an email to email@example.com. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-edab for more info.
Tech Help Lab. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:00 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.
Cliffhangers Book Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. A monthly book club for kids where you don’t read the book ahead of time! We’ll read the first chapters of a book together and discuss as a group. Then, decide if you can resist the cliffhanger or if you have to keep reading to know what happens next! Copies of the book will be available to take home (while supplies last). There will be an opportunity to discuss the rest of the book at the next meeting. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.
CBCPL Book Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Club is open to everyone! We meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM 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.
Arts and Culture Advisory Board. Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. The public is invited and welcome to attend these monthly meetings. The Advisory Board’s function is to advise the City Council in all matters pertaining to Arts and Culture, ensuring that Arts and Culture are a civic priority. The Commission will create and maintain a list of Art Resources, recommend policies and advise and propose strategies regarding Arts and Culture, promote outreach and involvement of the community, collaborate with other governmental agencies, volunteer organizations, etc. in the advancement of Arts and Culture planning and programming, and recommend and support financing alternatives and resources for Arts and Culture. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-acab for more info.
Planning Commission. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 6:30 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-pc for more info.
Imagine on Canvas Paint Night. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. 1- $20, 2- $35, 3 or more – $15 each. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a night of painting and good times.
Western Wednesday. The Peacock Bar & Grill, 125 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. At the Top Of The Peacock every Wednesday from 9 p.m.- 2:30 a.m. for the hottest country, drinks & dancing! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/3332699483423864 more info.
Thursday, Feb. 20
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 Conference Room, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 11:00 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.
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 pm 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.
Council Work Session. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 4:00 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.
Corvallis Arts Walk. Downtown Corvallis. 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. Free. Explore the art studios of downtown Corvallis and browse the work of our local artists! The Corvallis Arts Walk is a grassroots-organized art walk that takes place on the third Thursday of each month in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Galleries, studios, arts and crafts stores and the occasional pop-up keep their doors open late to host an art related event or demonstration. Visit http://www.corvallisartswalk.com to find which art studios are hosting which art shows
New Hiking Trails Near Corvallis by Ken Fitschen. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Sierra Club Outing Leader Ken Fitschen presents hiking trails that have been made publicly available in the last 2 years. Many of these trails have not yet been widely advertised. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.
Imagine Open Mic. 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.
The Irrelevant Podcast’s Comedy Open Mic. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. $10. This is the funnest party in town and it just got FUNNER!!! The folks here at the Irrelevant Podcast have been building THE BEST relationship with the guys at Eugene’s Wednesday Night Fight Mic and any good relationship is built on INSULTS! There has been a challenge issued! The Irrelevant Podcast will represent Corvallis and Wednesday Night Fight Mic will represent Eugene in a roast battle to see who the meanest, toughest, and most creative roaster is! Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com for info about this event.
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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.
Dick Behan: Farmers’ Market Music Makers. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tuesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. January 28 – February 22, 2020. Free. Richard Behan photographs musicians at the Corvallis Farmers’ Market, which document the cultural significance of this community gathering. The Farmers’ Market is more than a market place to purchase plants and vegetables; for many area residents, it is a weekend ritual of strolling the booths and connecting with friends. The various stations of musicians are an important part of that mix. The musicians represent all kinds of styles and instruments: jazz, fiddle, guitar, classical, vocalists, and more. The market would not have that same feel or attraction without these musicians. To honor the music-makers, Behan has created a compilation of Farmers’ Market Music Maker portraits. The exhibit in the Corrine Woodman Gallery cannot accommodate all of the musicians at the market — to see all of them you must become a regular at the Farmers’ Market. Visit https://theartscenter.net/farmers-market-music-makers for more info.
Exhibit: Marine Food Webs: Drifters to Swimmers. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. February 3 to March 12, 2020. Free. This exhibit encourages dialog about the importance of sustaining and preserving our ocean food web—from the microscopic plankton to those that consume them. Bridging art to science, this exhibit will be a parallel show to a special collection by invited artists who participated in a National Science Foundation funded Artist-at-Sea Residency Program that worked with scientists from OSU Hatfield’s Plankton Lab and UO’s Sutherland Lab aboard four oceanographic research cruises. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/marine-food-webs-drifters-swimmers for more info.