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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 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 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 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

Darkness to Light Stewards and Children training. ABC House, 228 5th Ave. SW, Albany. 5:30 p.m. Free. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children will teach you how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. At least 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before turning 18. As a result, these children will suffer from serious effects that can last their entire lives. However, this can be prevented! Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children will teach you how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. During the training, you will learn simple and practical actions you can take to protect children. The training combines videos and group discussions. You will receive a certificate of attendance with your name on it. Depending on your profession, you may be able to earn CEU’s for attending. Light refreshments are provided. Childcare is not available. Visit https://www.abchouse.org/resources/outreach-classes/ to register/for info.

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.

Friday, Feb. 21

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 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 info.

Council Work Session. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 4 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 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.

Kai Davis Open Mic Poetry. Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, 100 SW Memorial Pl., Corvallis. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Free. Join in welcoming Kai Davis to Oregon State University for Black History Month! Before Kai Davis, we will have an open mic at 5:30pm. Open mic sign ups start at 5:00 p.m.. This event is in collaboration with SORCE, Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center, Association of Students at OSU, OSU Honors College, OSU College of Liberal Arts, OSU College of Education, Pride Center, SOL: LGBTQIA+ Multicultural Support Network, and Hattie Redmond Women and Gender Center. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2610659922538669 for more info.

Friends of the Library BIG Book Sale. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m. Free. Books, DVDs, CDs will all be featured with prices $1-$4. Many prices are lower than last year and prices will be lower each day! Sunday will feature a Box/Bag Sale for $5 (Bankers Box size). The proceeds from this sale benefit all the branches of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library – Alsea, Bookmobile, Corvallis, Monroe, and Philomath – by funding many of the activities the libraries provide. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Immigration is Beautiful. Memorial Union (Oregon State University), 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 6 – 8 p.m. Free. Join Here to Stay in celebrating migration and immigration stories from all over the world! Janet Nishihara will be our keynote and talk about her own family’s migration story. Public. Hosted by Here to Stay Oregon State University. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/823579174753388 for more info.

Fresh-Pressed Jams ft. Robert Meade. 2 Towns Ciderhouse, 33930 SE Eastgate Cir., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Get your weekend fix of good music with the NW Americana samplings of our latest Fresh-Pressed Jammers… ROBERT MEADE! Robert Meade’s a singer/songwriter, solo acoustic musician who’s been living and performing throughout the Northwest area for over a decade. “His brand of upbeat Rhythm ‘n’ Blues & Americana music channels some of rock’s greatest souls in his raw, vulnerable lyricism and playing. It’s bound to lift the spirit!” -Eugene Weekly. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/459294408359310 for more info.

Teen Takeover: Pirate Party…with PIE. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Teens take over the library every 3rd Friday of the month after it’s closed for the day. At this month’s event, teens can join in a pirate party, complete with pie! Teens can wear a pirate costume for a contest and bring an instrument for a music jam. Doors open at 6:25 p.m.. Enter at Monroe Ave doors, library entrance across from Central Park. Signed permission form required. For teens in 6-12th grades only. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/

John Sherman. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare.

Eco-Film Festival. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. FREE, Suggested Donation of $5 per person or $10 per family. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7:00 p.m.. Come early to save your seat and visit exhibitors. Beer from Oregon Trail Brewery and snacks from New Morning Bakery will be available for purchase. Local experts will be on hand after each film for a brief discussion and audience Q & A. Climate Change: The Facts. World view now, with actions we can take to help. Visit http://www.sustainablecorvallis.org/

2020 Red Room series stochastic mettle union. Interzone Inc, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. The Red Room Improvised Music Series begins 2020 with an exclusive local appearance by Eaton Flowers with his stochastic mettle union from Portland and somewhere out beyond the Kuiper belt. Avant-jazz improvisation? Not to be missed. $10 suggested donation but no one turned away for lack of funds. Safe space, all ages. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/180921179831775/

Chamber Music Corvallis: Mobius Guitar Trio. First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St., Corvallis. 7: 30 p.m. $26-$29. Chamber Music Corvallis is pleased to bring world class groups to perform chamber music in Corvallis, Oregon. Visit http://www.chambermusiccorvallis.org/ for more info.

Friday Swing Dance at OSU. Womens Building, 160 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:45 p.m. $5-$7. Join in for an evening of swing dancing at OSU. The evening begins with an hour long introductory swing lesson, followed by two hours of social dancing. Expect the staples: steal circles, sweet tunes, and splendid friends! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/990342368018991 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.

It’s Not Rocket Surgery. The Pig & Olive, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. It’s Not Rocket Surgery will get your toes tapping and feet clapping to classic songs and some originals.. not to be missed! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2493925150875446/ for more info.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Friends of the Library BIG Book Sale. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Books, DVDs, CDs will all be featured with prices $1-$4. Many prices are lower than last year and prices will be lower each day! Sunday will feature a Box/Bag Sale for $5 (Bankers Box size). The proceeds from this sale benefit all the branches of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library — Alsea, Bookmobile, Corvallis, Monroe, and Philomath –— by funding many of the activities the libraries provide. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for 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.

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.

Puzzle Swap. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 a.m. Free. Bring your puzzles to swap!  All ages and levels welcome. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

LWV Corvallis 2020 Legislative Updates. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 a.m. Free. The League of Women Voters of Corvallis in partnership with the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library invite you to meet your state legislators, hear about their work in the legislature, ask questions and have conversations. Oregon Legislators who are invited to participate: Senator Sara Gelser, Representative Shelly Boshart Davis, Representative Dan Rayfield, Representative Mike Nearman. Visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/199819504504389 for info. 

Sen. Merkley Town Hall. South Albany High School (Cafeteria), 3705 Columbus St SE, Albany. 11:30 a.m. Free. Senator Merkley will update constituents on his work in Washington, D.C., answer their questions, and invite their suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America. Visit https://www.merkley.senate.gov/events/town-halls for more info.

Misinformation & Fake News. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:00 p.m. Free. Learn strategies for identifying misinformation in online news in this librarian-led workshop. You will learn how and why misinformation proliferates online, how to identify and find authoritative online information, how search engines work, how to search Google and other websites more effectively, how to find the source of viral content, and more. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.   

Majestic Readers’ Theater: The Tin Woman. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 3:00 p.m. $11-$13. Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, who’s heart was used to save Joy. At a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Jack’s family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack’s death? Based on a true story, “The Tin Woman” uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Mario the Maker Magician. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 3:00 p.m. $10-$20. New York-based touring children’s performer Mario the Maker Magician will perform at Whiteside Theatre. Mario is known for his handmade robotic creations, upcycled props and new school slapstick character. It’s magic through the lens of the Maker Movement! As seen on Sesame Street, Sprout, and live on tour with David Blaine, Mario’s show is an upbeat, hilarious and a very interactive experience that leaves children and families inspired to nurture their own creative paths. Blaine calls him “the best kids’ magician in the world!!” Mario’s show is ideal for ages 4-10 and their families. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/565900120859840 for more 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

Mardi Gras at Castor Corvallis. Castor Corvallis, 458 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. Shrimp Boil, $45. Masquerade, $15-$20. Mardi Gras Shrimp Boil: Join Castor Corvallis from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a shrimp boil to celebrate Mardi Gras! Seating is limited and reservations are required. Enjoy all-you-can-eat shrimp, Andouille sausage, potatoes, and cornbread for $45/person. Seating will be “community table” style. Text 541-231-3322 for more information and to make reservations. Mardi Gras Masquerade: Dance the night away to celebrate Mardi Gras from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The Cabal, a Corvallis DJ collective, will provide the tunes. Tickets are $10 for early bird tickets, $20 for VIP tickets, and $15 at the door. This event is 21+ only. There will be Mardi Gras-inspired drinks, beer, and snacks. Visit https://www.castorcorvallis.com for more info.

Live Music at Emerson Vineyards. Emerson Vineyards, 11665 Airlie Rd., Monmouth. 6 p.m. $10 + a canned food item for donation. Visit https://www.emersonvineyards.com/ for more info.

2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. $15-$20. The Blueback Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Blueback Women of Oregon are proud to bring you the 2020 premiere of the F3T Fly Fishing Film Tour in Corvallis, OR, at The LaSells Stewart Center. The event will benefit the Bluebacks Chapter and go to supporting coldwater conservation efforts in local watersheds for the future. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available locally in advance at Watershed Fly Shop or online. There will be a raffle with some amazing prizes, drinks from Block 15 Brewing Co. and 2 Towns Ciderhouse, and food available for purchase. For more information, please contact Troy Rintz by email or at 307-421-8437. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1765544820243229 for more info.

Vocal Point. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Please come for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare.

CEIN Film Fest w/ Gaybysitter. Interzone Inc, 1563 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Corvallis Experiments in Noise Film Fest featuring local film makers showing an array of videos that are 5 minutes or less along with performances by Gaybysitter, and a shadow puppetry performance by Sponsored Trash. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2525684387560099 for more info.

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis.7:30 p.m. $25-$30. Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador Alasdair Fraser and talented Californian cellist Natalie Haas may not seem an obvious duo, but their dazzling teamwork, driving rhythms, and shared passion for improvising on the melody and the groove of Scottish tunes have helped reconstruct and revive the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello. They have toured internationally for over eighteen years, wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide with their unique sound, and have released five critically acclaimed and award-winning albums along the way. Reserved seating tickets are $30, and advanced tickets are $25. All tickets are $30 on the day of the show. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2809347992462133 for more info.

Ten Tiny Dances Corvallis. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $13-$15. Ten Tiny Dances® presents performances on a stage that is only 4 feet x 4 feet x 1.5 feet high. Tap dance to ballet and fashion to spoken word, there’s always a surprise around the corner at Ten Tiny Dances®! The Tiny ART Show will display tiny paintings in the lobby, which will be for sale on opening night. The theme this year is “Home,” with proceeds from the dance and art event benefiting Community Outreach, Inc. COI is helping people help themselves lead healthy and productive lives with services that move families & individuals from crisis to self-sufficiency. Mishele Mennett directs the 3rd Annual Ten Tiny Dances® in Corvallis. Originally created in Portland, Oregon, in 2002, by Mike Barber, Ten Tiny Dances® continues to be produced by Mr. Barber and others with permission. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Boss’ Daughter/Bazooka Sharkz/The Doug Fury’s. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5. Boss’ Daughter is on the feBREWary Leap Beer Tour from Reno, NV. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com for info about this event.

Sunday, Feb. 23

Friends of the Library BIG Book Sale. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Books, DVDs, CDs will all be featured with prices $1-$4. Many prices are lower than last year and prices will be lower each day! Sunday will feature a Box/Bag Sale for $5 (Bankers Box size). The proceeds from this sale benefit all the branches of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library – Alsea, Bookmobile, Corvallis, Monroe, and Philomath – by funding many of the activities the libraries provide. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for 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

Majestic Readers’ Theater: The Tin Woman. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 3:00 p.m. & 7 p.m. $11-$13. Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, who’s heart was used to save Joy. At a friend’s urging, Joy tracks down Jack’s family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack’s death? Based on a true story, “The Tin Woman” uses humor and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Monday, Feb. 24

Family Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Family Storytime occurs every Monday from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. and is for children of all ages. Storytime is offered year-round as a drop-in program: first come, first served. Space is limited due to the room capacity and to provide a positive, safe environment for all. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up. Many lasting friendships start at storytime! Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info. 

Low Vision/Macular Degeneration Support Group. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 2 – 3 p.m. Free. Share information on assistive devices and coping skills for those with macular degeneration or other types of low vision in this free support group. For more information, call John or Stella Gallagher at (541) 740-2817. 

Tween Code Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. Explore coding with gaming! Learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, and launching. Use Scratch and CS First; Chromebooks (and snacks) provided. Tween Code Clubs meet on the 4th Monday of every month, October through April (except December).Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info. 

Imagine Corvallis Action Network. OSU Campus Operations Building, 850 SW 35th St., Corvallis. 5:15 p.m. Free. ICAN is charged with the development and management of the Imagine Corvallis 2040 Community Action Plan, which is the implementing document for the Imagine Corvallis 2040 Vision. In October 2018, ICAN launched ImagineCorvallis.org, a portal to gather information about ideas and initiatives from the Corvallis community. For more information about the initiative process, go to www.imaginecorvallis.org. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-ican for more 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. 8-10 p.m. Free. Every Monday, 8-10 p.m. at FireWorks, featuring Happy Hour drink and food specials during the show, including our popular “Pint-n-Slab” wood fired pizza deal. Signups begin at 7 p.m.. Visit http://fireworkscorvallis.com for more info.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

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.

Makers Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. Makers Club is an all ages exploration of technology, creativity and creation! Experiment with circuit building, robot programming, and more. Try out 3D modeling and printing. The virtual reality headset is a blast! 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

Waste Watchers Weekly Meetings. Student Experience Center (SEC), 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Room 206, Corvallis. 6:30-8 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! 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/

Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. $22-$25. Feb. 25, 2020, 7:30 p.m.: Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1; Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Christopher Yoon, piano soloist). As the longest continually-operating orchestra in the state, the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra is a major force in the music scene of the Willamette Valley. From its inception in 1906 as a collegiate orchestra composed of nine male members, the symphony has grown into a highly regarded, 110-member ensemble performing five major concerts each season. Conductor Marlan Carlson, Oregon State University Endowed Chair for University Orchestras, integrates student, faculty, and professional musicians from Portland, Eugene, and Corvallis. Visit https://www.cosusymphony.org for more info.

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

Wednesday, Feb. 26

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.

Housing and Community Development Advisory Board. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 4:30 p.m. Free. The Housing and Community Development Advisory Board (HCDAB) formulates and recommends policies on housing and community revitalization issues, with an emphasis on older, declining, or lower income neighborhoods. HCDAB meets once a month, for approximately one hour, with additional meetings scheduled as needed. Meetings typically begin at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave. (across from City Hall). If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting you may send an email to housing@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-hcdab for more info.

Watershed Management Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:15 p.m. Free. Regularly scheduled meeting of the Board which advises City Council on watershed management matters. 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.

OSU Campus Band. Memorial Union Ballroom, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. The OSU Campus Band under the direction of Dr. Wesley Brewer presents its winter term performance. Free and open to the public, no tickets required. To request accommodations relating to a disability call 541-737-4061. Visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/music-oregon-state for info.

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, and dancing! Visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/3332699483423864 more info.

Thursday, Feb. 27

Coffee with a Cop. Starbucks, 2408 NW 9th St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.-noon. Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and community members together – over coffee – to discuss issues and learn more about each other. The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between police officers and the community they serve by removing agendas and allowing opportunities to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. For info on this event, email community.livability@corvallisoregon.gov or call 541.766.6924. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/police for more info.

Climate Action Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:00 p.m. Free. CAAB is charged with helping Corvallis meet the Greenhouse Gas Emissions target set forth in the Corvallis Climate Action Plan (CAP) through implementation of CAP Community Mitigation and Adaptation Actions. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-caab for more info.

King Legacy Advisory Board. 1310 SW Avery Park Drive, Corvallis. 5:15 p.m. Free. The King Legacy Advisory Board was established in 1987 (initially named the Commission for Martin Luther King, Jr.) by Municipal Code Section 1.16.260. Its charge is to celebrate and promote the principles and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the goal of helping Corvallis to become a more inclusive and just community. The Board has changed to meeting on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:15 pm. If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to Karen.Emery@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-klab for more info.

2020 Starker Lecture Series: Women of Forestry. Oregon State University, 1500 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 6 p.m.: “Taking Root, the vision of Wangari Matthai,” a film screening at the Whiteside Theatre, followed by a panel discussion. “Women of Forestry: inspiring leadership,” focuses on women who act as agents of change within the forestry and forest products sector as well as within their communities. The College of Forestry graduated its first woman student, Pauline Barto Sandoz, 75 years ago. Today, the college celebrates the accomplishments of all women who are students, faculty, and alumni in our community as it strives to become a more inclusive space for all. This series will explore the triumphs of women as well as the myriad of challenges they face in forests, mills, research labs, and beyond. The Starker Lectures Series is sponsored by the Starker Family in honor of TJ and Bruce Starker, the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, and the Oregon State University College of Forestry. Visit https://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/starker-lectures for more info.

South Corvallis Area Plan Kick-Off Event. Lincoln School Gym, 110 SE Alexander Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. The City of Corvallis is excited to announce a kick-off event for the South Corvallis Area Plan. You are invited to attend this open house event at the Lincoln Elementary School gymnasium. Food and drink, child care, and Spanish interpretation will be provided. This project is identified in the City’s Strategic Operational Plan as part of an effort to take a closer look at neighborhoods throughout the city and plan for the community’s future. The South Corvallis project is the first of these planning projects. These area plans will affect future decision-making regarding how services, employment, housing, and recreational opportunities are provided in neighborhoods throughout Corvallis. This first meeting we will be setting the stage for this outreach effort, beginning with what we’ve heard from neighbors about their needs and desires for South Corvallis, capturing new ideas and drilling deeper into the details of how these goals can be achieved. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/cd/page/south-corvallis-specific-area-plan for more info.

OSU Jazz Ensemble. Memorial Union Ballroom, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. The OSU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Ryan Biesack presents its winter term performance. Free and open to the public, no tickets required. To request accommodations relating to a disability call 541-737-4061.Visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/music-oregon-state 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.

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.