Calendar

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Thursday, October 22

LET’S KEEP CONNECTED! 11:30 a.m. Organized in response to COVID-19, these weekly crowdcasts support and connect small business owners, entrepreneurs, service providers, mentors, subject matter experts, and people who just want to connect and help. Sign up at “Let’s Keep Connected” crowdcasts. Visit https://letskeepconnected.org for more info.

Fair Housing 101 for Landlords (Session 1). 12:00pm to 2:00pm. The City of Corvallis’ Housing & Neighborhood Services Division, in partnership with the Linn-Benton Rental Housing Association (LBRHA)  and the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, will offer the annual Fair Housing 101 for Landlords training.  This live, virtual event will take place on October 22, 2020 and attendees can choose to attend the noon – 2pm session or the 6pm – 8pm session. Those representing Home Owner Associations may also find this event useful. Registration and continuing education credits are coordinated through LBRHA. Register at https://www.lbrha.com/events. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/cd/page/fair-housing-101-landlords-session-1 for more info.

Virtual Read to a Dog. 2:30pm – 3:30pm. Young readers can read online with a trained, friendly Reading Education Assistance Dog. While the library building is closed, we are offering READ Dog sessions online through GoToMeeting, a video call service that can be used on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can even dial in to the session through a phone line. Due to the virtual environment, they’re able to offer 4 ten-minute reading time slots per session; for that reason, they ask that each reader sign up for one time slot per week, please. A library staff member will help facilitate the virtual reading time for your child, and all links, passwords, and information will be sent to you once you sign up. Register at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/read-to-a-dog-registration-122285957591.

Afternoon Freestyle Dance Online. Thursdays, September 17 – November 5, 4:00pm – 5:00pm. All classes are priced at $60 In-City / $75 Out of City. Visit https://bit.ly/3mhnikb for more info.

City Council Work Session. 4 p.m. Pursuant to Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-16, issued on April 16, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this City Council work session will be online only. The public may register to watch the meeting live on the internet via this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4871548305078480398. A video and audio of the work session will be available on the City’s website. Community members wishing to offer comments may submit them in writing through this form www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicinput. At this time, only written comments are accepted at work sessions.

Council Work Session – Planning Commissioner Interviews. 5 p.m. The City Council will interview Planning Commission candidates Katherine Morrison, James Bombardier, and Craig Gates. Pursuant to Governor Brown’s Executive Order issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the interviews will be conducted online. The public may watch the meeting live on the internet via this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9007898954403311888 A video and audio of the work session will be available on the City’s website.

Fair Housing 101 for Landlords (Session 2). 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The City of Corvallis’ Housing & Neighborhood Services Division, in partnership with the Linn-Benton Rental Housing Association (LBRHA)  and the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, will offer the annual Fair Housing 101 for Landlords training.  This live, virtual event will take place on October 22, 2020 and attendees can choose to attend the noon – 2pm session or the 6pm – 8pm session. Those representing Home Owner Associations may also find this event useful. Registration and continuing education credits are coordinated through LBRHA. Register at https://www.lbrha.com/events. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/cd/page/fair-housing-101-landlords-session-2 for more info.

Friday, October 23  

IOU CORVALLIS COMMUNITY MEAL DAYS. It’s On Us (IOU) Corvallis relies on community-sourced funds to provide business to restaurants, meals for folks who need a boost, and security to our friends and neighbors. Every Tuesday and Friday, IOU Corvallis pays a local restaurant to provide a “community meal” for anyone who needs it – no questions asked, no needs assessment. Like us on Facebook to keep current with goals, menus, and schedules. Follow us on Instagram to help spread the word, and for quick updates. FMI: www.itsonuscorvallis.org/

Local Eats Month. The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Food Action Team invites you to eat local during Local Eats Month, which matches local farmers with local restaurants with local eaters. Local Eats Month is happening October 18 through November 14, 2020. Eating locally grown food prepared by a locally owned restaurant is the most delicious way to help our local economy. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/805944916805630 for more info.

OSU Anthropology Lecture Series. 12 p.m. Free. Oct. 23: Adam Schwartz (OSU): “The weight of ‘native-ness’ and unspoken Whiteness: Talking about race with White-identified Spanish professors.” The Oregon State University Anthropology Lecture Series opens its fall season with “Visioning OSU as an anti-racist institution” by OSU Chief Diversity Officer Charlene Alexander. In response to the recent events exposing racial inequities and systemic racism across the nation, OSU’s Office of Institutional Diversity is focusing their work on what it means to be an anti-racist institution and advancing and supporting the university’s efforts to achieve that. Alexander’s lecture will discuss seeing and changing the world from an anti-racist perspective. The live virtual event will be held at 12 p.m. The fall series continues through Dec. 4 and is free and open to all. It will feature national and international guest speakers giving 30-45 minute lectures via Zoom. All events will start at 12 p.m. Visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu for more info.

Saturday, October 24  

Home Life Annual Great Pumpkin Run. Join Home Life, Inc. for the 30th Annual Great Pumpkin Run, happening virtually October 24-31, 2020. The Great Pumpkin Run is going virtual this year to protect the safety of the people Home Life, Inc. supports and the runners who support Home Life. That means you can run 5K, 10K, or choose your own distance race on the usual course starting near the Benton County Fairgrounds (110 SW 53rd Street, Corvallis), or anywhere you’d like to run. It also means you can run on any of the days during the race window, which will be October 24-31, 2020. And, it means you can invite your family and friends, no matter how far away they live, to sign up and run with you! The costume contest is back too, along with opportunities to fundraise and make an even bigger impact on the lives of people with disabilities. Post your photos on Facebook and tag @homelifeinc, or email photos and they’ll post them to their page. If you’re in costume in the photo, you’ll automatically be entered into the costume contest. Please include the names of the people pictured, so Home Life, Inc. can announce you if you win. Winners will be announced on November 2, 2020. Visit http://homelifegreatpumpkinrun.org for more info.

Corvallis Farmers Market. 9am-1pm. 1st Street & Jackson Avenue, Corvallis. Free. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9am to 1pm, April through November, on First Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue, in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Working closely with the Oregon Health Authority and emergency committees made up of city and county officials in both of our counties, we will be able to open markets. But it won’t be “business as usual.” Farmers markets in 2020 won’t look or function anything like a farmers market did in 2019. The markets are government-recognized essential businesses that are staying open to provide food that will help the community stay healthy while facing a brutal virus. Visit http://locallygrown.org for more info.

Camanna’s Petite Paradise Petting Zoo. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.  It’s Pumpkin Hog Heaven at GreenGable! Camanna’s Petite Paradise from Siletz is bringing kune kune piglets, goats, rabbits, ducklings and more to the Pumpkin Patch at GreenGable in Philomath, OR. For more information, contact GreenGable Garden at 541-929-4444. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/405457344175272 for more info.

Cocktail Saturday. Marcotte Distilling Company, 1732 Main St., Philomath. 12 p.m.-6p.m. Enjoy specialty moonshine cocktails at Marcotte Distilling Company. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/357074905356189 for more info.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Plot Planning Party. 3 p.m. Get ready to write your novel in November! Learn what NaNoWriMo is (and how to say it) and take steps to develop your plot so that you will be ready to start writing come November. Still not sure if you want to participate in NaNoWriMo? This is your chance to learn more and join a supportive community of writers! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/national-novel-writing-month-nanowrimo-plot-planning-party for more info.

Whiteside Theatre Haunted History Tours. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6:30pm & 8:30pm. Learn the history and mystery behind the Whiteside Theatre, which opened on November 9, 1922. As with all old buildings, there might even be a ghost story or two! This event is limited to 20 guests per tour, and there will be two tours, one at 6:30 p.m. and one at 8:30 p.m. The tours are free (with a suggested donation of $5), but guests must “purchase” a ticket online to reserve a space. This will be a ticketed event only – no walk-ups allowed. When you “purchase” your ticket online you have the option adding a donation, or you may donate in cash at the theater that evening. This tour is appropriate for ages 12 and over. The Whiteside Theatre is following all state and OHA guidelines for physical distancing, disinfection, and PPE. Masks are required. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org for more info.

Bloomsday – Majestic Readers’ Theatre Company (Livestream). 7:30 p.m. This event will have Closed Captioning available. Robert (Michael Wren) returns to Dublin to reunite with Cait (Kathie O’Brien), the woman who captured his heart during a James Joyce literary tour thirty-five years ago. Dancing backwards through time, the older couple retrace their steps to discover their younger selves. Through young Robbie (Nikolai Kassatkin) and Caithleen (Jessica Andrade), they relive the unlikely, inevitable events that brought them—only briefly—together. This Irish time-travel love story blends wit, humor, and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before it is past. To get access to the live stream, access your ticket confirmation email after purchase! Under “Venue”, you will see both your special access link and password. If you haven’t received your email or otherwise need help accessing the show, submit a request by emailing nate@majestic.org. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/352728512407883 for more info.

Sunday, October 25

LET’S KEEP CONNECTED! 11:30 a.m. Organized in response to COVID-19, these weekly crowdcasts support and connect small business owners, entrepreneurs, service providers, mentors, subject matter experts, and people who just want to connect and help. Sign up at “Let’s Keep Connected” crowdcasts. Visit https://letskeepconnected.org for more info.

Local Eats Month. The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Food Action Team invites you to eat local during Local Eats Month, which matches local farmers with local restaurants with local eaters. Local Eats Month is happening October 18 through November 14, 2020. Eating locally grown food prepared by a locally owned restaurant is the most delicious way to help our local economy. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/805944916805630/ for more info.

Monday, October 26  

Home Life Annual Great Pumpkin Run. Join Home Life, Inc. for the 30th Annual Great Pumpkin Run, happening virtually October 24-31, 2020. The Great Pumpkin Run is going virtual this year to protect the safety of the people Home Life, Inc. supports and the runners who support Home Life. That means you can run 5K, 10K, or choose your own distance race on the usual course starting near the Benton County Fairgrounds (110 SW 53rd Street, Corvallis), or anywhere you’d like to run. It also means you can run on any of the days during the race window, which will be October 24-31, 2020. And, it means you can invite your family and friends, no matter how far away they live, to sign up and run with you! The costume contest is back too, along with opportunities to fundraise and make an even bigger impact on the lives of people with disabilities. Post your photos on Facebook and tag @homelifeinc, or email photos and they’ll post them to their page. If you’re in costume in the photo, you’ll automatically be entered into the costume contest. Please include the names of the people pictured, so Home Life, Inc. can announce you if you win. Winners will be announced on November 2, 2020. Visit http://homelifegreatpumpkinrun.org for more info.

Online Zumba for Kids – Majestic Education. 7 p.m. Virtual Zumba Kids (Ages 7-11) Mondays, September 14 – November 2, 5:00pm to 6:00pm apm.activecommunities.com/corvparksandrecreation/Activity_Search/36735 Virtual Zumba Kids Jr. (Ages 4-6) Tuesdays, September 15 – November 3, 4:00pm to 5:00pm apm.activecommunities.com/corvparksandrecreation/Activity_Search/36736. Cost: $60 In-City / $75 Out of City Zumba® Kids Perfect For Perfect for our younger Zumba® fans! Kids 7-11 years old get the chance to be active and jam out to their favorite music. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/318288899393520 for more info.

The Writers’ Ready Room Online Fall – Majestic Education. Fall Afternoon: Tuesday, September 29 – November 24, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Fall Evening: Tuesday, September 29 – November 24, 6:00pm to 9:30pm. Cost: $130 In City – $162 Out of City  Calling all writers of fiction, nonfiction, plays and screenplays! Improve your skills via Lill’s fun and supportive conversational method of feedback. By asking and answering questions about your writing projects, you will learn: what’s working, what needs clarification, and the tricks and techniques of famous writers. Many works critiqued in this class are now published award-winners. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1253291465007048 for more info.

Tuesday, October 27  

Board of Commissioners Work Session & Meeting. 9 a.m. In an effort to reduce the potential risk for exposure to COVID-19, Tuesday Board Meetings will be held remotely. Visit Benton County’s Facebook page as they plan to live stream the meetings.  http://facebook.com/BentonCoGov. GoToMeeting:  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/494926613 or Dial  1 (646) 749-3122; Access Code  494-926-613#

Facebook Live Storytime. 10:30 a.m. on Facebook every Tuesday at 10:30 am for live Stay-at-Home Storytime! Head to the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s Facebook page (facebook.com/cbcpl) and participate in a virtual storytime with the Youth Services Librarians. Live stream at https://www.facebook.com/cbcpl. The public may register to watch the meeting live on the internet via this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5488683289939099147.

LET’S KEEP CONNECTED! 11:30 a.m. Organized in response to COVID-19, these weekly crowdcasts support and connect small business owners, entrepreneurs, service providers, mentors, subject matter experts, and people who just want to connect and help. Sign up at “Let’s Keep Connected” crowdcasts. Visit https://letskeepconnected.org for more info.

Southtown Farmstand & Market. 5pm-7pm. Free. Browse fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as other produce from a variety of vendors. There are also vendors selling animal products, vegan desserts, drinks, jams, pickles, plants, mushrooms, tempeh microgreen kits and more. The Southtown Farmstand & Market is dog- and kid-friendly. Customers should wear a mask. All vendors are required to do so, too. Several other COVID-19 safety measures are in place as well to ensure a safe experience for all.

Online Freestyle Dance Classes for Adults – Majestic Education. 7 p.m. Evening Freestyle Dance Online Tuesdays, September 15 – November 3, 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Visit https://bit.ly/2Rhf658 for more info. All classes are priced at $60 In-City / $75 Out of City.

Wednesday, October 28

Corvallis Farmers Market. 9am-1pm. 1st Street & Jackson Avenue, Corvallis. Free. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9am to 1pm, April through November, on First Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue, in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Working closely with the Oregon Health Authority and emergency committees made up of city and county officials in both of our counties, we will be able to open markets. But it won’t be “business as usual.” Farmers markets in 2020 won’t look or function anything like a farmers market did in 2019. The markets are government-recognized essential businesses that are staying open to provide food that will help the community stay healthy while facing a brutal virus. Visit http://locallygrown.org for more info.

Lunch Break Freestyle Dance Online. Wednesdays, September 16 – November 4, 12:00pm – 1:00pm. All classes are priced at $60 In-City / $75 Out of City. Visit https://bit.ly/32ncFog for more info.

LET’S KEEP CONNECTED! 5:30 p.m. Organized in response to COVID-19, these weekly crowdcasts support and connect small business owners, entrepreneurs, service providers, mentors, subject matter experts, and people who just want to connect and help. Sign up at “Let’s Keep Connected” crowdcasts. Visit https://letskeepconnected.org for more info.

Whiteside Movie Night. 7 p.m. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. $5. Oct. 28 & 29, 7 p.m.: The Frighteners. The Whiteside Theatre is pleased to present a Halloween-themed movie at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays in October, with a special family afternoon movie on Halloween. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door, and walk-ups are not allowed. Buy tickets. The Whiteside will be following all state and OHA guidelines for social distancing, disinfection, and PPE. Masks are required. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the film will start at 7:05 p.m., after a brief announcement. Concessions will close when the film starts, so come early. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org for more info.

Thursday, October 29

LET’S KEEP CONNECTED! 11:30 a.m. Organized in response to COVID-19, these weekly crowdcasts support and connect small business owners, entrepreneurs, service providers, mentors, subject matter experts, and people who just want to connect and help. Sign up at “Let’s Keep Connected” crowdcasts. Visit https://letskeepconnected.org for more info.

Virtual Read to a Dog. 2:30pm – 3:30pm. Young readers can read online with a trained, friendly Reading Education Assistance Dog. While the library building is closed, we are offering READ Dog sessions online through GoToMeeting, a video call service that can be used on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can even dial in to the session through a phone line. Due to the virtual environment, they’re able to offer 4 ten-minute reading time slots per session; for that reason, they ask that each reader sign up for one time slot per week, please. A library staff member will help facilitate the virtual reading time for your child, and all links, passwords, and information will be sent to you once you sign up. Register at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/read-to-a-dog-registration-122285957591.

Virtual Tween Trivia. 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Tweens in grades 4-6 are invited to join us for an hour of virtual trivia. Test your knowledge on topics like animals, sports, food, entertainment, and more! To register for this event, please fill out the form here. This event is free and for tweens in grades 4-6. We will use GoToMeeting and Kahoot! for this event. If you have any questions, please send them to elizabeth.johnson@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/virtual-tween-trivia for more info.

Afternoon Freestyle Dance Online. Thursdays, September 17 – November 5, 4:00pm – 5:00pm. All classes are priced at $60 In-City / $75 Out of City. Visit https://bit.ly/3mhnikb for more info.

Renters Workshop with DevNW. 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Every new or current renter can benefit from a refresher on your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the financial preparation and options for obtaining housing, your tenant rights, important timelines and resources to help maintain your housing. Visit https://devnw.org/financial-wellbeing/personal-finance/renting-workshop for more info.  Cada inquilino nuevo o actual puede beneficiarse de un actualización sobre sus derechos y responsabilidades como inquilino. En este taller, discutiremos los aspectos financieros preparación y opciones para la obtención de vivienda, sus derechos de inquilino, plazos y recursos importantes para ayudar a mantener su vivienda. visitar https://devnw.org/financial-wellbeing/personal-finance/alquilando-derechos para más información.

Whiteside Movie Night. 7 p.m. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. $5. Oct. 28 & 29, 7 p.m.: The Frighteners. The Whiteside Theatre is pleased to present a Halloween-themed movie at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays in October, with a special family afternoon movie on Halloween. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door, and walk-ups are not allowed. Buy tickets. The Whiteside will be following all state and OHA guidelines for social distancing, disinfection, and PPE. Masks are required. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the film will start at 7:05 p.m., after a brief announcement. Concessions will close when the film starts, so come early. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org for more info.