Civic Calendar: Mar. 1 – Mar. 9

Sunday, Mar. 1

Courthouse Anti-War Protest. 120 NW 4th St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free. In front of the courthouse on 4th Street, where this anti-war protest has congregated every day from 5 to 6 p.m. for the past 19 years, including weekends, holidays, and days with all manner of extreme weather conditions. In 2009, it was the subject of an article in the Los Angeles Times. Throughout the hour, many people show up, and clearly have settled into a routine—greeting the others by name, plucking a sign from the back of Ed’s van, and joining in. This is not a particular organization or group, just a daily gathering of anyone who wants to help spread a message of peace. Some are college students, many are retired folks, even some whole families come and join in together. People stop and chat as they’re out walking their dogs. Visit https://www.corvallisadvocate.com/2018/17-years-courthouse-protests/ for more info.

Monday, Mar. 2

City Council. 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.

Chamber Workshop: Bookkeeping in Quickbooks: Setup and Basic Functions. Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, 420 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch and join us for a workshop! This class will go through a basic business setup in Quickbooks and discuss some of the main functions that Quickbooks offers for the small business owner. They will start with a discussion of how Quickbooks helps you understand your business. Then we’ll talk about outsourcing your bookkeeping and why this is often a wise choice for small business owners. They will then get into Quickbooks basics. We will look at and discuss what information you need to start a Quickbooks account, the different levels of Quickbooks subscriptions, and how to know which level is right for you and your business. Next They’ll show how to set up a basic chart of accounts, products and services, inventory, vendors, customers, basic invoicing, and your bank feed and credit cards. Finally, they’ll wrap up with a brief description of the monthly bookkeeping cycle and a Q and A period. Don’t miss the second workshop to learn more about Quickbooks and bookkeeping for your business. Luke Purkey, of Purkey Bookkeeping, LLC, offers professional bookkeeping services for your small business or non-profit so that you can get back to your priorities! Let him take care of your bookkeeping so that you can focus on running your business and spending time doing what you love, not preparing for tax season! Visit https://www.corvallischamber.com for more info.

Darkness to Light: Bystanders Protecting Children from Boundary Violations and Sexual Abuse. ABC House, 228 5th Ave. SW, Albany. 5:30 p.m. Free. This training teaches adults how to be an active bystander in child sexual abuse prevention and response. Examples of boundary violations (warning signs of potential perpetrators of abuse) and inappropriate behaviors are shared, and the training highlights how to make spontaneous and planned interventions that reinforce boundaries and protect children. During the training, you will learn simple and practical actions you can take to protect children. The training combines videos and group discussions. Visit  https://www.abchouse.org/resources/outreach-classes/ to register and for more info.

Tuesday, Mar. 3

Greeters: Lumina Hospice. Lumina Hospice, 720 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 8:30 a.m. Free. Join in for an hour of networking with Lumina Hospice! Visit https://www.corvallischamber.com for more info.

We Won’t Be Divided Rally at Kerr! Kerr Administration Building, OSU, 1500 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. OSU upper-admin are trying to divide and conquer grad employees, undergrads, staff, and faculty! They’re saying grads make $50K+ a year (flatly false!) and are greedy, but they’re not the ones being paid six-figure salaries for writing divisive emails. Provost Feser alone makes 2,000% higher than the average graduate employee salary.  Show up and rally together to show OSU that we will not be divided. Together they are strong and we can have all the investments we need to make OSU a better university. Organized by the Coalition of Graduate Employees.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1136769286654036 for more info.

Downtown Advisory Board Parking Committee. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:00 p.m. Free. The Downtown Parking Committee advises the Downtown Commission and the City Council on matters concerning parking in the downtown Corvallis. The Committee assists community members, City Council, and staff in pursuit of opportunities which integrate new parking development with the community’s vision of a diverse and vital Downtown. In addition, the Committee attempts to decrease the demand for parking by encouraging the use of alternative modes of transportation and recommends development and implementation of Downtown parking solutions. If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to Anthony.Beach@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-dabpc for more info.

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

Wednesday, Mar. 4

Chamber Workshop: Growing Your Leadership Skills One at a Time. Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, 420 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 12:00 p.m. A search of Amazon’s leadership books yields over 70,000 results. There’s no shortage of choices! Real impactful, valuable improvement happens when we choose one skill at a time to develop. You will choose one leadership skill that’s meaningful for you to grow and learn methods for supporting your progress. Visit https://www.corvallischamber.com for more info.

Community Police Review Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 3:00 p.m. Free. The Police Department currently investigates citizen complaints about police officer conduct, makes a determination, and advises the complaining party of the disposition. Under the new Community Police Review Advisory Board policy and bylaws, a complaining party who is dissatisfied with this disposition may request a review of the investigation by the seven-member Community Police Review Board. The Review Advisory Board will examine all officer-involved fatal shootings, as well as review traffic stop data and allegations of racial or other bias against individuals. If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to police@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-cprab for more info.

Land Development Hearings Board. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. The Land Development Hearings Board (LDHB) conducts public hearings related to appeals resulting from alleged errors in orders, requirements, decisions, and interpretations of the Community Development Director or Community Development Department staff who are responsible for implementing provisions of the Land Development Code. Decisions of the LDHB may be appealed to the City Council. For more information about the Land Development Hearings Board, contact the Planning Division. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-ldhb for 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 subscribe here to receive meeting information via email. You may provide written testimony by emailing the Planning Division here: planning@corvallisoregon.gov Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-pc for info.

Library Advisory Board. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. Free. Monthly meeting of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Advisory Board.  Public welcome. Visit  https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-lab for info.

Thursday, Mar. 5

Airport Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 a.m. Free. The Airport Advisory Board advises the City Council on matters concerning the management and control of the Municipal Airport and on the planning of the Airport Industrial Park. The Board recommends rules, regulations, and policies; participates in planning and land use reviews; approves land leases; and develops strategies for long-term financial stability. If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to Anthony.Beach@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-aab for more 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.

March Business After Hours: Valcan Cellars. Valcan Cellars, 341 SW 2nd St SUITE 2, Corvallis. 5 p.m. Join in for our March Business After Hours hosted by Valcan Cellars! Visit https://www.corvallischamber.com for more info.

Octave Levenspiel Distinguished Lecture Series: ‘Science of Opportunity,’ Donald R. Pettit. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Selected for the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1996, Donald R. Pettit, B.S. Chemical Engineering ʼ78, is a veteran of three spaceflights, including a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Pettit is celebrated for his contributions to the space program as a staff scientist and flight engineer – not the least of which is his invention of the zero-gravity coffee cup. Professor Octave Levenspiel inspired generations of engineering students throughout his long career. Sponsored by the School of Chemical, Biological, and Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering, the Octave Levenspiel Distinguished Lecture Series continues his legacy, promoting thought-provoking discussion on the grand challenges in science and engineering. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/216430462728841 for more info.

Friday, Mar. 6

Undergrads Unionize! WestM, 101 NW 23rd St., Corvallis. 3-5 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. Free. This is a two-hour workshop with sessions happening from 3-5 and 6-8pm. Both sessions are the same. CGE believes that everyone deserves a union, including undergrads at OSU performing essential jobs and paying high levels of tuition for the university. CGE is inviting OSU undergrads to attend this workshop on how to build an undergrad union. They’ll provide all necessary materials and food for attendees. OSU continues to raise tuition, saddle undergrads with crushing debt, increase class sizes and cut quality educational courses and services, and then the highest paid administrators give themselves pay raises becoming fast millionaires. Enough is enough. Undergrads: unionize! Grads, tell undergrads you know about this workshop. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1248226422038119 for more info.

Courthouse Anti-War Protest. 120 NW 4th St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free. In front of the courthouse on 4th Street, where this anti-war protest has congregated every day from 5 to 6 p.m. for the past 19 years, including weekends, holidays, and days with all manner of extreme weather conditions. In 2009, it was the subject of an article in the Los Angeles Times. Throughout the hour, many people show up, and clearly have settled into a routine—greeting the others by name, plucking a sign from the back of Ed’s van, and joining in. This is not a particular organization or group, just a daily gathering of anyone who wants to help spread a message of peace. Some are college students, many are retired folks, even some whole families come and join in together. People stop and chat as they’re out walking their dogs. Visit https://www.corvallisadvocate.com/2018/17-years-courthouse-protests/ for more info.

Saturday, Mar. 7

WHITE MEN ENGAGING IN ANTI RACISM. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $149. Workshop with Oni Marchbanks provides a reflective space for insight, awareness and deepening a personal and shared anti-racism journey. Visit http://mynameisoni.com/event/white-men-engaging-in-anti-racism-work for more info.

Furniture Share Albany Taps and Caps. Downtown Albany, Albany. 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. $25. Appetizers, snacks and door prizes. 5 stops, 5 hours – start at any tap house. Benefiting Furniture Share. “Helping Families in Crisis and BEDS for KIDS”. Visit http://furnitureshare.org for more info.

Sunday, Mar. 8

Fourth Annual Women’s Day March. Oregon State Capitol Steps and Mall, 900 Court St. NE, Salem. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Women Rising, Salem’s annual Women’s March Salem, will be held on a new date this year, March 8. This year this is a co-celebration with International Women’s Day, a global day for celebrating the achievements of women, and advocating for equality, rights for LGBTQIA and fair inclusion for all, plus racial, reproductive, health, immigrant, environmental justice, and more. Visit https://www.facebook.com/womensmarchsalem for more info.

Courthouse Anti-War Protest. 120 NW 4th St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free. In front of the courthouse on 4th Street, where this anti-war protest has congregated every day from 5 to 6 p.m. for the past 19 years, including weekends, holidays, and days with all manner of extreme weather conditions. In 2009, it was the subject of an article in the Los Angeles Times. Throughout the hour, many people show up, and clearly have settled into a routine—greeting the others by name, plucking a sign from the back of Ed’s van, and joining in. This is not a particular organization or group, just a daily gathering of anyone who wants to help spread a message of peace. Some are college students, many are retired folks, even some whole families come and join in together. People stop and chat as they’re out walking their dogs. Visit https://www.corvallisadvocate.com/2018/17-years-courthouse-protests/ for more info.

Monday, Mar. 9

Courthouse Anti-War Protest. 120 NW 4th St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free. In front of the courthouse on 4th Street, where this anti-war protest has congregated every day from 5 to 6 p.m. for the past 19 years, including weekends, holidays, and days with all manner of extreme weather conditions. In 2009, it was the subject of an article in the Los Angeles Times. Throughout the hour, many people show up, and clearly have settled into a routine—greeting the others by name, plucking a sign from the back of Ed’s van, and joining in. This is not a particular organization or group, just a daily gathering of anyone who wants to help spread a message of peace. Some are college students, many are retired folks, even some whole families come and join in together. People stop and chat as they’re out walking their dogs. Visit https://www.corvallisadvocate.com/2018/17-years-courthouse-protests/ for more info.

Corvallis Science Pub: Mother’s milk and infant health focus. Old World Deli, 341 Southwest 2nd St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free (RSVP Required). The benefits of mother’s milk for babies, such as lower disease risks and improved cognitive development, are well known. But the story isn’t so clear for infants born prematurely. Even when fed breast milk they can fail to thrive. At Science Pub Corvallis on March 9, David Dallas will explore what scientists know about human milk and how babies digest it. Dallas is an assistant professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. He leads studies of milk composition and the products of digestion with physician-scientists at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Visit http://terra.oregonstate.edu/science-pub-corvallis for more info.