Civic Calendar: Mar. 9 – Mar. 16

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.

CARDV Volunteer Information Meeting. CARDV Advocacy Center, 2208 S 3rd St., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. Free, no-obligation meeting to learn more about the volunteer opportunities at CARDV. Parking is available in the elementary school parking lot across the street. Help us be good neighbors, please do not park in Les Schwab or Alexander Court parking areas. Visit https://www.cardv.org/volunteer-info-meeting 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.

Safely Sharing South Corvallis Roads: A Community Forum.  Lincoln Elementary School, 110 SE Alexander Ave, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Join Senator Sara Gelser, the Corvallis School District, the City of Corvallis, the Oregon Department of Transportation, District Attorney John Haroldson and others for a forum to discuss safety concerns and planned safety improvements along Southwest Third Street in Corvallis. Following the third death in 18 months in the same crosswalk, this is an opportunity for community members to share their concerns, ideas and questions with state and local officials that have the ability to improve safety. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Spanish language interpretation will be provided and children are welcome to attend. And of course, when children attend, they are welcome to be seen and heard! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2545736815641838 for more info.

Tuesday, Mar. 10

City Legislative Committee. City Hall, 501 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. The City Legislative Committee discusses issues affecting City government, and makes recommendations to the City Council on City positions, which may then be forwarded to legislators, usually via a letter from the Mayor. Past Councils and have generally declined to support non-City related issues. The Mayor serves as Chair. Meeting dates, times, and locations are posted on the City’s web calendar, and meeting agendas and minutes are available through the Archives site. If you would like to send a comment to the City Legislative Committee, you may do so through the Mayor. (Please note all communication is public record and emails sent to the Mayor will be posted on the City’s website.) Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc/page/city-legislative-committee for more info.

Historic Resources Commission. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. The HRC meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm and are held in the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave. (across from City Hall). If needed, the HRC also meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month. These second meetings are usually held in the Madison Avenue Meeting Room. If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to planning@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-hrc for more info.

Wednesday, Mar. 11

Housing and Community Development Advisory Board. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 11:30 a.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.

Chamber Lunch Forum: Health & Wellness in Oregon. Courtyard by Marriott, 400 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free. Kim Scott, CEO of Trillium Family Services: Kim Scott is responsible for providing executive leadership for all Trillium Group operations. Trillium is Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families, and is the only provider in Oregon offering a full continuum of children’s mental and behavioral health services. Kim is committed to the health and well-being of Oregon’s children and families, and has dedicated his life’s work to making the world a safer, more supportive place for ALL people to thrive.  Over the past few years, Kim Scott and his team at Trillium have adopted a trauma-informed lens to the work of the organization.  Understanding the profound impact that trauma and stress have on individuals, families, organizations, systems, communities, and all human systems has led Trillium down a path toward creating a network of trauma-informed community partners determined to change the conversation about people and problems from, “What’s wrong with you?” to “What has happened to you?” and now to “What’s possible for you?” Visit https://www.corvallischamber.com for more info.

Downtown Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. The DAB meets once a month at 5:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each 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 planning@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-dab for more info.

Eating the Flesh of Our Mothers: Tibetan Buddhist Perspectives on Vegetarianism. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Dr. Geoffrey Barstow will discuss Tibetan perspectives on meat eating and animal ethics, exploring the reasons Tibetans gave for adopting vegetarianism, why those arguments didn’t always work, and some ways in which these Tibetan perspectives might influence contemporary debates over meat eating around the world. Presented by The OSU Contemplative Studies Institute. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

IMIrJ Quarterly Gathering, Benton County. UUFC, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. The Immigrant Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) is touring the state for their quarterly gatherings. Whether you’ve been involved in this work for 30 minutes, 30 days or 30 years, there is a place for you here, and we are eager to connect! We encourage you to attend with at least 2-3 (or more!) people from your faith community. All are welcome. Visit http://imirj.org/calendar.

Thursday, Mar. 12

Civic Beautification and Urban Forestry Department Advisory Committee. 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 9 a.m. Free. The public is invited to attend this department advisory committee meeting. Entrance is around the back of the building, off the deck. Civic Beautification and Urban Forestry Department Advisory Committee (CBUF) was created to advise the Department of Parks and Recreation staff on matters relating to the planting, maintenance, preservation, and removal of community trees and landscape beautification on City-owned lands and in the community-at-large. The committee makes recommendations concerning City standards for preservation, planting, removal and maintenance of trees and vegetation. The Committee also assists in the development of criteria for a voluntary Heritage/Landmark tree designation. The Committee consists of nine community members appointed by the Department Director, and a non-voting OSU liaison. Members include a Certified Arborist, Landscape Architect, Garden Club member, property/business owner, and citizens-at-large, who have expressed an interest in Civic Beautification, Urban Forestry, or who have a connection to the educational system. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-cbufdac for more info.

SUSTAINABILITY FAIR & TOWN HALL. OSU, CH2M HILL Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Fair, 5 – 7 p.m.; Town Hall, 7 – 9 p.m. Free. Corvallis’ sustainability event of the year, featuring more than 60 exhibitors, local organic food and music by the Nick Rivard Jazz Guitar Duo. Town Hall keynote “Bold Action: Communities Respond to the Climate Crisis” by Kristin Eberhard of Sightline Institute. Town Hall seating is limited; register by March 6 at www.sustainablecorvallis.org

SEEING THE FOREST AND THE TREES: STEWARDING OUR PUBLIC LANDS. 2407 Grange Hall Rd., Philomath. 6 p.m. Free. A community conversation with facilitator Mariah Action. What are the beliefs we have about our forests and what will we, as a state, do to steward, manage, and protect this special resource? Contact marysrivergrange@gmail.com for more info.

Union Organizing Introductory Workshop. WestM, 101 NW 23rd St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Do you want to form a union in your workplace? Want to build your organizing skills for union efforts and beyond? The Mid-Valley IWW is hosting introductory workshops on union organizing for workers who are interested in organizing on their jobs or are looking to gain union organizing skills. Open, free, and food provided for all.  More info to follow and feel free to send us a note with any questions! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/531194317500391 for more info.

Friday, Mar. 13

Chamber Lunch Forum: Marketing your business in 2020. Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, 420 NW 2nd St., Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free. Learn to create a better digital presence in 2020. This workshop will provide an overview of why social media matters and why your website matters to gain digital traction. Topics include current top social media sites and who is using them, as well as current and expected marketing trends. Insights learned will help you make better decisions about where to put your digital marketing efforts this year. Allison Lamplugh is founder and creative director of Lamplight Creatives, a full-service creative agency in Corvallis. Allison’s professional past includes the roles of Manager of Marketing and Business Development Strategy at Linn-Benton Community College, district manager of six retail stores in California’s Bay Area, and co-founder of an independent magazine in Los Angeles. Visit https://www.corvallischamber.com 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. 14

WINTER WILDLIFE FIELD DAY. William L. Finley Refuge, 26208 Finley Refuge Rd., Corvallis. 11 a.m. Free. The theme for this year’s bilingual environmental education event is “Water: The Life in Wildlife.” There will be more stations, seating, tents and activities – plus your favorites, including owl pellet dissection.

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.

Sunday, Mar. 15

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. 16

City Council. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 6 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.