Calendar

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

Have an upcoming event, or need to update info for an event…? Let us know: calendar@corvallisadvocate.com. Event dates and times may change without notice.  

Thursday, July 9

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.

Anne Ridlington, Live Cello Concert. 5 p.m. Anne Ridlington is a Corvallis native who grew up in our church and started her musical studies early, first taking violin lessons with Peg Varvel and Aida Baker, and later cello, with Nancy Sowdon and Hamilton Cheifetz of Portland. She spent many years playing in local youth orchestras under the direction of Ms. Sowdon, Penelope Wolff, and Charles Creighton. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/300117198029203 for more info.

Friday,  July 10

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/

Virtual Writer’s Workshop with Bridget Tyler. 4 p.m. Youth in grades 4-12 are invited to join local author Bridget Tyler for a virtual writer’s workshop. This workshop will walk youth through a simple set of steps that takes the puzzle pieces of a story and puts them together on the page. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/virtual-writers-workshop-bridget-tyler for more info.

Saturday, July 11

Corvallis Farmers’ Market. 1st Street & Jackson Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  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. For information about how the farmers’ markets are operating during the pandemic, please see Keeping Markets Safe for Everyone. All music and educational events are cancelled, and the market has established extensive protocols for both vendors and customers. Shop for the best locally produced vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meats and more. Early market weeks feature spring raab and many other greens, potatoes and other storage vegetables, radishes, fresh turnips, carrots, rhubarb, preserved foods, honey, eggs, meat, poultry, and cheese, plus nursery plants and cut flowers. On the other extreme, the last market on Wednesday, Nov. 25, will feature much of what will be on Thanksgiving tables the next day. Visit http://locallygrown.org for more info.

Corvallis Artisans’ Faire. Gravel Lot Adjacent to Corvallis Farmers Market, First Street & Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 2p.m. Browse the Corvallis Artisans’ Faire for handmade jewelry, crafts, and more. The faire happens on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the gravel lot adjacent to the Corvallis Farmers Market at First Street and Monroe Avenue. They’ve instituted new safety procedures and distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Visit https://www.facebook.com/corvallisartisansfaire for more info.

Monroe Farmers Market. 365 North 5th St., Monroe. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Located right beside Highway 99W, the new Monroe Farmers Market brings local artisans and food producers together every week to celebrate the bounty of their community. Connecting local vendors to customers, the market acts as a hub to buy and sell local edibles and handcrafted gifts. Visit https://www.facebook.com/market97456 for more info.

Majesticpiece Theatre presents Seven Keys to Baldpate. 7:30 p.m. Magee is a novelist who has accepted a bet to write a 10,000 story within 24 hours at the Baldpate Inn which has been closed for the winter. What follows is a night of crooks, a beautiful reporter, politicians, a hermit, the cops, some shooting, some stealing, and a murder. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/277203700395945 for more info.

Sunday, July 12

PHILOMATH FARMERS’ MARKET. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. Come support your local farmers and healthy, resilient, efficient agriculture at the pilot Philomath Farmers’ Market! June 28 through August 2. Visit https://bountifulbackyard.org/market for more info.

Monday, July 13   

Majestic Theatre’s Summer Nights Live (Virtual Summer Camp). 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Welcome to Majestic Theatre’s Summer Nights Live, our Virtual Adventure Camp for kids ages 9-17.What is Summer Nights Live, you ask? It is our version of a late-night sketch show, where the skits, the commercials, and the hosting/monologue are all done by you! from July 13 to August 1, where it all culminates in a one night only live event to showcase your talents! You will begin by signing up and picking anything you would be interested in doing: improv, creating a script for a sketch, making virtual backgrounds, creating a puppet show, making a “fake commercial,” doing voiceover work with an animation you create, musical numbers, hosting or emceeing, or doing a funny monologue about current events. The list goes on! On the first day of camp you will be split into large groups online based on your interests and will talk amongst yourselves to pick basic ideas of content as well as teaming up with a group of 2-5 to work with virtually. From then on, you will be given daily 60 minute meetings in the morning to work with each other and an instructor on different aspects of your sketch, from writing to performing it. It is $175 for Corvallis residents and $218 for out-of-town residents with opportunities for scholarship. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/354752828840089 for more info.

Virtual Senior Book Club. 1:30 p.m. For readers age 50 or older. This group meets on the second Monday of each month at 1:30 pm, Board Room, lower level at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. If you are interested in joining this book club, please contact Mary at 541-766-6458. July 13, 2020 Inheritance by Dani Shapiro. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/virtual-senior-book-club for more info.

Parks & Recreation Director Candidate Virtual Meet & Greet. 5 p.m. The City of Corvallis is hiring a new director for the Parks & Recreation Department. The Corvallis community is invited to review and evaluate the candidates during a virtual meet & greet — similar to what we’ve done for past recruitments, but conducted online to maintain public health guidelines. Beginning on July 13, we’ll post brief introductory videos from each of the finalists for the community to review, right here on this page, as well as a short survey to gather feedback on the candidates.The videos and follow-up survey will be available from 8 a.m. Monday, July 13 through 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 14. The materials will also be available at www.corvallisoregon.gov/prdirector. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/parksrec/page/parks-recreation-director-candidate-virtual-meet-greet for more info.

Tuesday, July 14

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.

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.

Parks & Recreation Director Candidate Virtual Meet & Greet. 5 p.m. The City of Corvallis is hiring a new director for the Parks & Recreation Department. The Corvallis community is invited to review and evaluate the candidates during a virtual meet & greet — similar to what we’ve done for past recruitments, but conducted online to maintain public health guidelines. Beginning on July 13, we’ll post brief introductory videos from each of the finalists for the community to review, right here on this page, as well as a short survey to gather feedback on the candidates.The videos and follow-up survey will be available from 8 a.m. Monday, July 13 through 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 14. The materials will also be available at www.corvallisoregon.gov/prdirector. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/parksrec/page/parks-recreation-director-candidate-virtual-meet-greet for more info.

Historic Resources Commission. 6:30 p.m. Pursuant to Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-16, item 2.a., issued on April 16, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted online only. The Fire Station Meeting Room will be closed to the public. Community members who would like to watch and participate in the meeting live on the internet may pre-register using this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/341471335963504143. Visit http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-hrc for more info.

An Hour with Bestselling Author Jane Kirkpatrick. 7 p.m. a webinar with New York Times Bestselling Oregon author Jane Kirkpatrick. Jane is internationally recognized for her lively presentations and well-researched stories that encourage and inspire. We will hear from her latest book, Something Worth Doing: A Novel of an Early Suffragist (due out in September), learn about her writing process, and have a Q&A session where Jane will answer all of our questions. Please register to receive the link to this event here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5569591950968013581.

Wednesday, July 15

Corvallis Farmers’ Market. 1st Street & Jackson Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  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. For information about how the farmers’ markets are operating during the pandemic, please see Keeping Markets Safe for Everyone. All music and educational events are cancelled, and the market has established extensive protocols for both vendors and customers. Shop for the best locally produced vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meats and more. Early market weeks feature spring raab and many other greens, potatoes and other storage vegetables, radishes, fresh turnips, carrots, rhubarb, preserved foods, honey, eggs, meat, poultry, and cheese, plus nursery plants and cut flowers. On the other extreme, the last market on Wednesday, Nov. 25, will feature much of what will be on Thanksgiving tables the next day. Visit http://locallygrown.org 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.

CBCPL Book Club. 7 p.m. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Club is open to everyone! They meet to discuss fiction and nonfiction every third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting. Email askalibrarian@corvallisoregon.gov for details. The club is reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean for July. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/cbcpl-book-club-4 for more info.

Thursday, July 16

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.

Corvallis Community Center Book Club. 11 a.m. The Corvallis Community Center Book club is co-sponsored by Corvallis Parks and Recreation and the Corvallis Benton Co. Public Library and meets the 3rd Thursday of every month from 11:00-noon via GoToMeeting.  Email askalibrarian@corvallisoregon.gov for details. For July they are reading Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/corvallis-community-center-book-club-7.

Support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous during the COVID-19 pandemic: Local hotline, 541-967-4252, answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by members of the local AA community. Many local and global AA groups are hosting meetings virtually. You can attend virtual meetings on your computer, smartphone or by dialing in. Attendees will remain anonymous and need only introduce themselves by first name. To access both local and global meetings taking place online 24 hours a day, visit https://aaoregon-district21.org.

Sex Addicts Anonymous, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., Guadalupe House, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 706 SW Ellsworth St., Albany. Tailored for newcomers, but all are welcome. Information: 541-740-1127 or saa.albany@gmail.com.

Narcotics Anonymous:

  •  Noon to 1 p.m., 7 p.m., Room 11, First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis.

Twenty-four-hour help line: 877-233-4287. Information: www.lblna.org.

Crystal Meth Anonymous, 6 p.m., 115 NW Sixth St., Corvallis. Information: 541-286-0137.

Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Conference Room 4, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N. Santiam Highway. Those whose lives are affected by someone’s drinking can find answers. Information: 541-224-6651.