Events Calendar, August 12 to August 19

Our Corvallis events calendar is back! Live music, stage, lectures, athletics, government meetings, political debates, protests, marches… the list could go on, but you get the idea, if it’s happening in Corvallis, it’s here. With our calendar’s return after a two year absence, it’s starting to feel like things are finally getting back to normal – phew.

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Friday, August 12

2022 Arts Alive. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. $15+. The 5th Annual Arts Alive! is happening Aug. 12 and 13, featuring poetry, art, music, creative workshops, and more. Arts Alive! serves regional audiences of Linn and Benton Counties by coordinating innovative, thought-provoking art projects which support artists by providing opportunities to share their work with the public. The 2022 Arts Alive will include opportunities for visual artists, musicians, installation artists, teaching artists, open mic, and musical performances. Visit https://theartscenter.net/arts-alive-2022 for more info.

Bard in the Quad: Twelfth Night. Memorial Union Quad, Oregon State University, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $5 – $17. Oregon State University Theatre’s Bard in the Quad will perform Twelfth Night next month for its 17th season of staging Shakespeare plays in front of the Memorial Union on the Corvallis campus. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4-7 and 11-14 outdoors on the Memorial Union Quad. Visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/svpda/theatre/events/bard-quad for more info.

Live Music at Bombs Away: Stevie Stone and Pynt. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $20. Stevie Stone and Pynt live at Bombs!Visit https://www.facebook.com/bombsawaycafe for more info.

Saturday, August 13

2022 Arts Alive. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. $15+. The 5th Annual Arts Alive! is happening Aug. 12 and 13, featuring poetry, art, music, creative workshops, and more. Arts Alive! serves regional audiences of Linn and Benton Counties by coordinating innovative, thought-provoking art projects which support artists by providing opportunities to share their work with the public. The 2022 Arts Alive will include opportunities for visual artists, musicians, installation artists, teaching artists, open mic, and musical performances. Visit https://theartscenter.net/arts-alive-2022 for more info.

Mary’s Peak CleanUp. Mary’s Peak. Free. 9 a.m. Volunteers welcomed, needed and treated like rock stars with a BBQ lunch and free raffle prizes in the afternoon!  Come out and spend some time helping to cleanup the Mary’s Peak rock quarry where people have been target shooting for years.  Help us improve the quality of recreation at Mary’s Peak! Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/marys-peak-cleanup for more info.

Corvallis Farmers Market. 1st St. & Jackson Ave., 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. The Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and more, all sourced locally from Benton County and the counties immediately surrounding Benton County. The Corvallis Farmers Market is following all recommended procedures for keeping customers and vendors safe through the pandemic. Customers are permitted to shop in person, or they may take advantage of the Corvallis Farmers Market’s online ordering system and pick up their order at the market. For more information or to make your order online, visit LocallyGrown.org.

Fiechter House Open House. William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, 26208 Finley Refuge Rd., Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. That beautiful old house along Finley Refuge Rd. usually has its doors locked, but not this summer. Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can stop by the Fiechter House, take a tour and walk through history.  An experienced interpreter will be there to greet you and share some incredible stories about the house and the families that lived there. Did you know 13 kids were raised in the house?  And that one of them wrote their name in a window pane that is still visible today? Do you think there is more to the story of what happened to Mr. Fiechter? Visit https://www.fws.gov/refuge/william-l-finley for more info.

The Song Tenders. Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m.  Free. The Song Tenders at the Old World Center! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.

Bard in the Quad: Twelfth Night. Memorial Union Quad, Oregon State University, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $5 – $17. Oregon State University Theatre’s Bard in the Quad will perform Twelfth Night next month for its 17th season of staging Shakespeare plays in front of the Memorial Union on the Corvallis campus. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4-7 and 11-14 outdoors on the Memorial Union Quad. Visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/svpda/theatre/events/bard-quad for more info.

Live Music at Bombs Away: Billy and the kids and Dramamine. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5. Billy and the kids and Dramamine live at Bombs! Visit https://www.facebook.com/bombsawaycafe for more info.

Sunday, August 14

Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour. Linn County Expo, 3700 Knox Butte Road E., Albany. 7 a.m. The Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour (CBBT) is a one day cycling event in the mid-Willamette Valley. The first CBBT was held in the late 1970s, and the event features route options, rest stops, food and SAG support to match a wide range of cycling interests and skill levels. Visit https://register.coveredbridgetour.org/?srh=Covered+Bridge+Bicycle+Tour for more info.

Philomath Farmers Market. Philomath Public Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 10 a.m-3p.m. Free. The Philomath Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, veggies, and more from local farmers and makers on Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Philomath Library, June 5 through October 16. Visit https://philomathfarmersmarket.org for more info.

Open Streets Corvallis. Between Arnold Park & Chintimini Park, Corvallis. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Free. Enjoy this free community festival that re-imagines two miles of walkable, bikeable city streets for people to explore. You’ll find giant games in the parks, bicycle-powered rides, fitness classes, cultural activities, local food and drink, street installations, dance, music and more. This year’s festival takes place between Arnold Park and Chintimini Park, along NW Lincoln Avenue, NW 26th Street, NW Polk Avenue, NW Witham Drive, and NW Merrie Drive. Visit https://openstreetscorvallis.org for more info.

Tales on Tap. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 7p.m. Free. Join Common Fields for Tales on Tap and share your interesting stories. There is a different theme each month. This event is hosted by Tales on Tap Corvallis. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com for more info.

Bard in the Quad: Twelfth Night. Memorial Union Quad, Oregon State University, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $5 – $17. Oregon State University Theatre’s Bard in the Quad will perform Twelfth Night next month for its 17th season of staging Shakespeare plays in front of the Memorial Union on the Corvallis campus. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4-7 and 11-14 outdoors on the Memorial Union Quad. Visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/svpda/theatre/events/bard-quad for more info.

Monday, August 15

Little Listeners Story Time at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Community Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Free. This event takes place at the Monroe Community Library, 380 N 5th St, in Monroe, OR. Children of all ages are welcome to drop by with their parent or caregiver for stories and songs. 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://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/little-listeners-story-time-monroe-community-library-16 for more info.

City Council Meeting. 6 p.m. Free. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend City Council meetings. This meeting is being held in-person and virtually. The public may register to watch the meeting live on the internet via this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5622704975830725392. Community members wishing to offer testimony in advance on subjects on topics appearing on any City Council agenda and not related to a public hearing before the Council are strongly encouraged to do so in writing. The deadline to preregister for verbal testimony and to submit written comments or materials is 9:00 am the day of the meeting. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc/page/city-council-meeting-53 for more info.

Tuesday, August 16

Board of Commissioners Tuesday Board Meeting. 9 a.m. Free. Board of Commissioners Office, Kalapuya Holmes & Shipley Public Meeting Rooms, 4500 SW Research Way, Corvallis, Oregon. Click on this link to join Zoom Meeting: Passcode:  839586 . Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/boc/page/board-commissioners-tuesday-board-meeting-49 for more info.

Outdoor Storytime. Central Park, 650 NW. Monroe Ave. 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Free. Join Corvallis-Benton County Public Library for a family story time in Central Park, weather permitting, every Tuesday and Thursday in June, July and August! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/outdoor-storytime-19 for more info.

Dine Out for Kids @ Block 15. Block 15 Brewing Company, 3715 Hayes St., Corvallis. 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 16 is a fundraiser for Old Mill Center at BOTH Block 15 locations! We will receive 10% of the day’s food sales from their downtown Corvallis pub and their South Corvallis Tap Room. Choose to dine in, or order online and take out! Either way, you’ll enjoy a delicious meal — and help Old Mill Center continue to provide vital services for local children and families. Visit https://www.oldmillcenter.org/be-involved/community-events/?srh=Dine+Out+for+Kids+%40+Block+15 for more info.

CAAB Work Group – Utility Decarbonization. 3:30 p.m. Free. The Climate Action Advisory Board (CAAB) work group meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. Community members who would like to attend the meeting may do so using this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/94638689137738768. Read more about the Climate Action Advisory Board here. If you have questions regarding CAAB, please direct them to Kathryn Duvall at  Kathryn.Duvall@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-caab/page/caab-work-group-utility-decarbonization for more info.

Southtown Farmstand & Market. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Free. 1465 SE Alexander Ave., Corvallis. Browse fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as other produce from a variety of vendors. There are also vendors selling animal products, vegan desserts, drinks, jams, pickles, plants, mushrooms, tempeh microgreen kits and more. The Southtown Farmstand & Market is dog- and kid-friendly.

Planning Commission Joint Work Session. 6 p.m. Free. The Benton County Planning Commission & Adair Village Planning Commission will meet for a joint work session on Tuesday, August 16th at 6pm. The purpose of this joint work session is to discuss the Adair Village Urban Growth Boundary Amendment. Location: Adair Village City Hall, 6030 NE William R. Carr Avenue. There will be no public comment at this work session, but community members are invited to join as an attendee.  If you’d like to attend virtually, register here. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/pc/page/planning-commission-joint-work-session-0 for more info.

Concert in the Park. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Community Band resumes its summer tradition of Concerts in the Park beginning Tuesday, June 21 and then weekly through the end of August. Concerts will start at 7:30 p.m. this year. These free concerts are themed and offer a variety of music suitable for enjoyment of the entire family. Bring a low backed chair or blanket to sit on and dress for the weather. Visit http://c-cband.org for more info.

Live Music at Bombs Away: Dj Spotlight by Eveu. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5. Dj Spotlight by Eveu live at Bombs! Visit https://www.facebook.com/bombsawaycafe for more info.

Wednesday, August 17

Corvallis Farmers Market. 1st St. & Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April through November, on First Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue, in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. The Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and more, all sourced locally from Benton County and the counties immediately surrounding Benton County. The Corvallis Farmers Market is following all recommended procedures for keeping customers and vendors safe through the pandemic. Customers are permitted to shop in person, or they may take advantage of the Corvallis Farmers Market’s online ordering system and pick up their order at the market. For more information or to make your order online, visit LocallyGrown.org.

Philomath Storytime. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St, Philomath 10:30 a.m. Free. Children and families are invited to join our all-ages storytime at the Philomath Community Library. We will share short stories, songs, and rhymes. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/philomath-storytime-17 for more info.

CAAB Work Group – No Wasted Food. 12 p.m. Free. The Climate Action Advisory Board (CAAB) work group meeting will begin at 12:00 p.m. Community members who would like to attend the meeting may do so using this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3156075984767448079. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-caab/page/caab-work-group-%E2%80%93-no-wasted-food for more info.

Brown Bag Book Club. 12 p.m. Free. Brown Bag Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at noon. Please contact Mary Nevin for more information at mary.nevin@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/brown-bag-book-club-16 for more info.

Noontime Organ Concert. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12:15 p.m.-1 p.m. Free. Noontime organ concerts are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12:15 p.m. on the beautiful Noack tracker pipe organ at the First United Methodist Church in Corvallis. The concerts are part of the Amore Concert series and are free of charge. Take a break from your busy day and enjoy live performances in a central location near the OSU campus. Donations to help support the series. Visit https://corvallisfumc.org for more info.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. 4 p.m. Free. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force (DEITF) will meet virtually at 4:00 p.m. Community members who would like to attend the meeting may do so using this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3648935369966756875. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc/page/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-task-force-0 for more info.

Christina Cortez-Bannick and Tyler John Hartman. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Join Christina Cortez-Bannick and Tyler John Hartman and enjoy live music while you eat! Concerts are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seating is limited and first-come, first-serve. All of the concerts are family friendly. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com for more info.

Planning Commission. 6:30 p.m. Free. 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/6344286970433779212. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-pc/page/planning-commission-64 for more info.

CBCPL Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Club is open to everyone! We meet to discuss fiction and nonfiction every third Wednesday of the month.  See https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/book-club for a list of the books we are reading. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/cbcpl-book-club-1 for more info.

Linden Wood. Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m.  Free. Linden Wood at the Old World Center! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.

WEEKDAYS at the WHITESIDE presents: John Wick. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5. Legendary assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retired from his violent career after marrying the love of his life. Her sudden death leaves John in deep mourning. When sadistic mobster Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) and his thugs steal John’s prized car and kill the puppy that was a last gift from his wife, John unleashes the remorseless killing machine within and seeks vengeance. Meanwhile, Iosef’s father (Michael Nyqvist) — John’s former colleague — puts a huge bounty on John’s head. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/movies.html for more info.

Big Band Summer Concert. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. Join the Hilltop Big Band as they present another summer of free concerts featuring the swing sounds of Basie and others. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. Visit https://www.hilltopbigband.com for more info.

Game Night at Bombs. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. $5. Game Night at Bombs! Visit https://www.facebook.com/bombsawaycafe for more info.

Thursday, August 18

Outdoor Storytime. Central Park, 650 NW. Monroe Ave. 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Free. Join Corvallis-Benton County Public Library for a family story time in Central Park, weather permitting, every Tuesday and Thursday in June, July and August! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/outdoor-storytime-20 for more info.

C3 Book Club. Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 11 a.m. Do you enjoy books? Like to discuss what you’ve read? Each month the title changes, and the adventure begins! This group is hosted by the C3 Corvallis Community Center and facilitated by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Registration is required for the C3 Book Club. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/c3-book-club-3 for more info.

Baby Storytime at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Community Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 11 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Free. Baby Story Time for birth to 24 months at the Monroe Community Library. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/baby-storytime-monroe-community-library-16 for more info.

Council Work Session. 4 p.m. Free. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend City Council work sessions. This work session is being held in-person and virtually. The public may register to watch the work session live on the internet at this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9213916660444787984. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc/page/council-work-session-64 for more info.

Corvallis Arts Walk. Corvallis. 4 p.m. The Corvallis Arts Walk is a hybrid in-person and virtual art event exhibiting local artists and creatives on the Third Thursday of every month beginning at 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Corvallis Arts Walk locations vary; Please refer to the updated Corvallis Arts Walk map on our website. For more information, visit https://www.corvallisartswalk.com/.

2106. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Join 2106 and enjoy live music while you eat! Concerts are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seating is limited and first-come, first-serve. All of the concerts are family friendly. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com for more info.

Music in the Park: Rhythm of Ages. Philomath City Park, 299 S 23rd St., Philomath. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. This event benefits the Philomath Performing Arts Benefit Fund. The Lions Club will sell hamburgers, hotdogs and beverages on Thursday nights. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Watch for Mud Oven Pizza pop-ups un Sundays. Children’s activities sponsored by the Philomath Community Library are scheduled for 6/16 and 7/21. Visit https://www.ci.philomath.or.us for more info.

SAGE Summer Concert: Brutal Bridges Band, Citizens of the Universe. Starker Arts Park Amphitheater, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. Join the Corvallis Environmental Center for their annual outdoor summer concert series. The concert is held at the Starker Arts Park amphitheater and admission is free (with a suggested donation of $15/family; all proceeds raise funds for the SAGE Garden to help grow 3 tons of food annually for hunger relief organizations in Corvallis). Visit http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org for more info.

Dennis Monroe’s Funked Up Blues Jam. Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m.  Free. Dennis Monroe’s Funked Up Blues Jam at the Old World Center! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.

Movie in the Park. Avery Park, SW Avery Park Dr, Corvallis. Event starts at 7pm; Movie starts at sunset. Free. Corvallis Parks & Recreation and Friends of Corvallis Parks & Recreation are proud to present Moana this August under the stars in Avery Park. Bring a picnic dinner, blanket and games for pre-movie fun. Snack and beverage concessions will be available. For more information, contact Corvallis Parks and Recreation at 541-766-6918. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/parksrec/page/movie-park-2 for more info.

Open Mic Night. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. $5. Open mic night at Bombs! Visit https://www.facebook.com/bombsawaycafe for more info.

Friday, August 19

Back To School Shopping Event. Downtown Corvallis. Get your back to school shopping done in downtown Corvallis!

C3 Movie Matinee – Darling Lili. Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 1 p.m. Free. Join the c3 film appreciation group and enjoy free movie matinees! Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/c3/page/c3-movie-matinee-darling-lili for more info.

Jam Wagon. Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m.  Free. Jam Wagon at the Old World Center! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.

Haus of Dharma. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5. Haus of Dharma at Bombs! Visit https://www.facebook.com/bombsawaycafe for more info.

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