Today’s Calendar: Wednesday, January, 22

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 for info.

Health for the 3rd Age. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. The 3rd age is the stage of life, generally after retirement, where people can focus on personal achievement, fulfillment, and learning for its own sake. Visit for info.

Watershed Management Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:15 p.m. Free. The Watershed Management Advisory Board advises the City Council on the management of the Rock Creek watershed located on the east side of Marys Peak. During 2005 and 2006, with recommendations from the Commission and the public, the City Council adopted the Corvallis Forest Stewardship Plan (CFSP), which was revised and updated in 2013. The CFSP envisions that the Corvallis Forest be a professionally managed, healthy ecosystem with a diverse forest and productive habitat for all species native to the watershed. The primary duty of the Board is to advise the Council and staff regarding implementation of the Corvallis Forest Stewardship Plan to realize that vision of a healthy forest ecosystem. 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 Visit for more info.

Digital Safety for Kids Ages 2-7 Presentation. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Melissa Whiteman, founder of Living Free Consulting LLC and digital safety expert, will educate and empower parents, caregivers, and kids to keep youth safe in the digital age. Topics will include understanding tech culture, social media, technology’s impact on the developing brain, cyberbullying, video games, online predators, exposure to adult content, screen time, internet addiction, device use recommendations for different ages and how to have proactive conversations about online safety with youth of all ages. Childcare provided by Linn-Benton Community College childcare staff. for info.

Planning Commission. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6:00 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 provide written testimony by emailing the Planning Division here: Visit for more info.

WINTER CONSERVATION BOOK CLUB GATHERING. 6 p.m. Free.  Join this reading and discussion of The Future of Nature by Barry Lopez. FMI and to register, visit: Contact for more info.

2020 Corvallis Culinary Week. Various Locations, Corvallis. $10. Corvallis Culinary Week is an annual local tradition that showcases all the best that Corvallis restaurants have to offer. Corvallis top chefs show off their talents by offering locally-produced delicacies in chef’s specialty plates. From Northwest to Asian Fusion and Latin cuisine, there’s something for every taste. During Culinary Week, each participating Corvallis restaurant will offer at least one $10 chef’s specialty plate, designed to show off their culinary skills and incorporating locally-sourced foods. Visit each of the participating restaurants and feast on the foodie delights their chefs have to offer. Visit for more info.