Events Calendar, December 2 to December 9

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.

Have an upcoming event, or need to update info for an event…? Let us know: calendar@corvallisadvocate.com.

Event organizers may make changes without notice to us.  

Friday, December 2

OSU College of Forestry Holiday Craft & Art Fair. Peavy Forest Science Center, OSU Campus, 3100 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Browse over 30 vendors selling a variety of items including pottery, glass and wood art, clothing, food and more at “Bobbin’ Through the Woods,” the College of Forestry’s Holiday Craft & Art Fair. Visit https://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/bobbin%E2%80%99-through-woods for more info

 Teal Co-operative Art Gallery. Downtown Corvallis, 328 SW Second Street, Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Located in Corvallis, Oregon, the heart of the Willamette Valley, the Teal Co-operative Art Gallery has the reputation as the place to shop for hand-crafted, unique, made-in-Oregon gifts. Each November, their team of dedicated Oregon artists transform an otherwise vacant and lifeless store front into a world of color, light and beauty, open for business during the months of November and December. On display are some of the finest works in fiber, leather, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal, wood work, mixed media, paper, and soap that the central Willamette Valley has to offer. A portion of the Gallery’s sales is donated to schools and programs in the community. This year the Adams Elementary Art Program in Corvallis will be the recipient of the Gallery’s 2022 Charitable Donation. The Teal Co-operative Art Gallery will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., from October 31 through December 28. Visit https://www.tealartistcoop.com for more info.

Holiday Book Sale – Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR.2 p.m. $10 (for non-members). It’s back! We hope you’ll be able to stop by this year’s Holiday Book Sale in the Corvallis Public Library’s Main Meeting Room, with quality books suitable for gift-giving! This sale benefits activities at all library locations: Alsea, Corvallis, Monroe, and Philomath. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/holiday-book-sale-friends-corvallis-benton-county-public-library-0 for more info.

Pastega Christmas Light Display. Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Canned food donation. Come enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display, a Corvallis holiday and community tradition since 1981, happening Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Event Center and Fairgrounds. The Pastega Christmas Light Display has been bringing holiday joy to Corvallis for over forty years. Every year volunteers donate thousands of hours of work to deck the fairgrounds out in holiday lights and displays, including more than 250 figures and mechanized scenes. Visitors can enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Drivers can enter the light show through the Reservoir Avenue entrance. Admission is a canned food item for donation. Visit http://www.pastegachristmasdisplay.com for more info.

Winter’s Eve Corvallis. Madison Avenue between 2nd & 3rd Streets, Corvallis. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. $40-$45. Join the Assistance League of Corvallis for a magical evening of shopping, delicious food and drink, raffles, and a supreme silent auction. The Assistance League is pleased to present this festive holiday celebration in conjunction with Corvallis merchants. The evening includes exclusive shopping discounts, fine food sampling, and Oregon beer, wine and coffee. The event takes place in an elegant, heated tent with a fabulous silent auction, popular Assistance League food mixes, and cards and prints from Jan Roberts-Dominguez. Tickets are $40 in advance. Tickets go on sale Nov. 1, 2022 and are available from the Clothes Tree, the Inkwell Home Store, Rice’s Pharmacy and Gifts, or online. On the night of the event tickets are $45 and available from the Clothes Tree. Visit https://www.assistanceleague.org/corvallis for more info.

The Flat Stanley Incident. Old World Center, 341 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. The Flat Stanley Incident live at the Old World Center! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.

Holiday Concert 2022. The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 NW 26th St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $30-$45. As the longest continually-operating orchestra in the state, the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra is a major force in the music scene of the Willamette Valley. From its inception in 1906 as a collegiate orchestra composed of nine male members, the symphony has grown into a highly regarded, 110-member ensemble performing five major concerts each season. Conductor Marlan Carlson, Oregon State University Endowed Chair for University Orchestras integrates student, faculty, and professional musicians from Portland, Eugene, and Corvallis. Visit https://cosusymphony.org for more info.

Saturday, December 3

Teal Co-operative Art Gallery. Downtown Corvallis, 328 SW Second Street, Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Located in Corvallis, Oregon, the heart of the Willamette Valley, the Teal Co-operative Art Gallery has the reputation as the place to shop for hand-crafted, unique, made-in-Oregon gifts. Each November, their team of dedicated Oregon artists transform an otherwise vacant and lifeless store front into a world of color, light and beauty, open for business during the months of November and December. On display are some of the finest works in fiber, leather, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal, wood work, mixed media, paper, and soap that the central Willamette Valley has to offer. A portion of the Gallery’s sales is donated to schools and programs in the community. This year the Adams Elementary Art Program in Corvallis will be the recipient of the Gallery’s 2022 Charitable Donation. The Teal Co-operative Art Gallery will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., from October 31 through December 28. Visit https://www.tealartistcoop.com for more info.

Holiday Book Sale – Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR. 9 a.m. $10 (for non-members). It’s back! We hope you’ll be able to stop by this year’s Holiday Book Sale in the Corvallis Public Library’s Main Meeting Room, with quality books suitable for gift-giving! This sale benefits activities at all library locations: Alsea, Corvallis, Monroe, and Philomath. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/holiday-book-sale-friends-corvallis-benton-county-public-library for more info.

International Bazaar. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 2638 SW Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Visit the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a great opportunity to find unique gifts for those on your holiday lists. Browse a collection of international décor, textiles, collectibles, accessories, and vintage items. Bid during an auction of one-on-one cooking experiences from Tunisia, Afghanistan, and Russia. Pick up tasty treats at a bake sale featuring baked goods from multiple countries. Visit https://cmlcenter.org/current-events for more info.

Lilliputopia Holiday Market. Lilliputopia, 301 N 10th St., Monroe. 10 a.m. Join Lilliputopia for a special holiday market. They’ll have a selection of handcrafted and organically grown goodies, 100% local. Shop for fun gifts including pottery, honey, knits, jewelry, polished rocks, winter squash, and much more. Visit https://www.lilliputopia.com for more info.

Majestic Theatre – Making Spirits Bright. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. $14-$16. Get in the spirit with our annual Winter dance concert featuring Holiday-inspired performances in a variety of styles! Ballet, Modern, Tap, Hip-Hop and more! We’re honored to host some of the best local talent from Pacific Tap Dance Company, Modern Dance Technique, Downtown Dance, Willamette Apprentice Ballet, Corvallis Academy of Ballet, OSU Ballet, and TapFoolery. Exerpts from The Nutcracker will cap this night and Make Our Spirits Bright! Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/parksrec/page/majestic-theatre-making-spirits-bright-matinee-performance for more info.

Pastega Christmas Light Display. Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Canned food donation. Come enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display, a Corvallis holiday and community tradition since 1981, happening Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Event Center and Fairgrounds. The Pastega Christmas Light Display has been bringing holiday joy to Corvallis for over forty years. Every year volunteers donate thousands of hours of work to deck the fairgrounds out in holiday lights and displays, including more than 250 figures and mechanized scenes. Visitors can enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Drivers can enter the light show through the Reservoir Avenue entrance. Admission is a canned food item for donation. Visit http://www.pastegachristmasdisplay.com for more info.

Sunday, December 4

South Town Art Walk. South Corvallis. 10 a.m. Take a walking tour of South Corvallis artist’s studios, featuring a wide range of handmade art including: hand knits, paintings, cards and collage, ceramics, sculpture, live storytelling performances, letterpress, artisan bread, herbal products, mosaics, jewelry, up-cycled robots and figurines, basketry, fabric bowls and vases, handmade soaps, ornaments and more. For complete information, visit https://southtownartwalk.com

Teal Co-operative Art Gallery. Downtown Corvallis, 328 SW Second Street, Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Located in Corvallis, Oregon, the heart of the Willamette Valley, the Teal Co-operative Art Gallery has the reputation as the place to shop for hand-crafted, unique, made-in-Oregon gifts. Each November, their team of dedicated Oregon artists transform an otherwise vacant and lifeless store front into a world of color, light and beauty, open for business during the months of November and December. On display are some of the finest works in fiber, leather, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal, wood work, mixed media, paper, and soap that the central Willamette Valley has to offer. A portion of the Gallery’s sales is donated to schools and programs in the community. This year the Adams Elementary Art Program in Corvallis will be the recipient of the Gallery’s 2022 Charitable Donation. The Teal Co-operative Art Gallery will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., from October 31 through December 28. Visit https://www.tealartistcoop.com for more info.

Lilliputopia Holiday Market. Lilliputopia, 301 N 10th St., Monroe. 10 a.m. Join Lilliputopia for a special holiday market. They’ll have a selection of handcrafted and organically grown goodies, 100% local. Shop for fun gifts including pottery, honey, knits, jewelry, polished rocks, winter squash, and much more. Visit https://www.lilliputopia.com for more info.

Pastega Christmas Light Display. Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Canned food donation. Come enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display, a Corvallis holiday and community tradition since 1981, happening Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Event Center and Fairgrounds. The Pastega Christmas Light Display has been bringing holiday joy to Corvallis for over forty years. Every year volunteers donate thousands of hours of work to deck the fairgrounds out in holiday lights and displays, including more than 250 figures and mechanized scenes. Visitors can enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Drivers can enter the light show through the Reservoir Avenue entrance. Admission is a canned food item for donation. Visit http://www.pastegachristmasdisplay.com for more info.

Monday, December 5

 Teal Co-operative Art Gallery. Downtown Corvallis, 328 SW Second Street, Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Located in Corvallis, Oregon, the heart of the Willamette Valley, the Teal Co-operative Art Gallery has the reputation as the place to shop for hand-crafted, unique, made-in-Oregon gifts. Each November, their team of dedicated Oregon artists transform an otherwise vacant and lifeless store front into a world of color, light and beauty, open for business during the months of November and December. On display are some of the finest works in fiber, leather, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal, wood work, mixed media, paper, and soap that the central Willamette Valley has to offer. A portion of the Gallery’s sales is donated to schools and programs in the community. This year the Adams Elementary Art Program in Corvallis will be the recipient of the Gallery’s 2022 Charitable Donation. The Teal Co-operative Art Gallery will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., from October 31 through December 28. Visit https://www.tealartistcoop.com for more info.

Pastega Christmas Light Display. Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Canned food donation. Come enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display, a Corvallis holiday and community tradition since 1981, happening Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Event Center and Fairgrounds. The Pastega Christmas Light Display has been bringing holiday joy to Corvallis for over forty years. Every year volunteers donate thousands of hours of work to deck the fairgrounds out in holiday lights and displays, including more than 250 figures and mechanized scenes. Visitors can enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Drivers can enter the light show through the Reservoir Avenue entrance. Admission is a canned food item for donation. Visit http://www.pastegachristmasdisplay.com for more info.

City Council Meeting. 6 p.m. 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/3124750896965526795. 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 12:00 pm the day of the meeting. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc/page/city-council-meeting-60 for more info.

Tuesday, December 6

Board of Commissioners Tuesday Board Meeting. Board of Commissioners Office, Kalapuya Holmes & Shipley Public Meeting Rooms, 4500 SW Research Way, Corvallis. 9 a.m. Join remotely via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88006666008?pwd=QzM3RU5LS0xLU2xsSGV3d1h2a291Zz09 Or watch on Facebook live at https://facebook.com/BentonCoGov  Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/boc/page/board-commissioners-tuesday-board-meeting-46 for more info.

Teal Co-operative Art Gallery. Downtown Corvallis, 328 SW Second Street, Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Located in Corvallis, Oregon, the heart of the Willamette Valley, the Teal Co-operative Art Gallery has the reputation as the place to shop for hand-crafted, unique, made-in-Oregon gifts. Each November, their team of dedicated Oregon artists transform an otherwise vacant and lifeless store front into a world of color, light and beauty, open for business during the months of November and December. On display are some of the finest works in fiber, leather, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal, wood work, mixed media, paper, and soap that the central Willamette Valley has to offer. A portion of the Gallery’s sales is donated to schools and programs in the community. This year the Adams Elementary Art Program in Corvallis will be the recipient of the Gallery’s 2022 Charitable Donation. The Teal Co-operative Art Gallery will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., from October 31 through December 28. Visit https://www.tealartistcoop.com for more info.

Infant Storytime. Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis.  10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Infant Storytime occurs every Tuesday from 10:30 – 11:00 AM and is for children 0-12 months old. 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/infant-storytime-12 for more info.

Little Listeners Storytime at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Large Meeting Room, 380 N 5th St., Monroe, OR. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. his 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. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up. Many lasting friendships start at storytime! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/little-listeners-storytime-monroe-community-library-9 for more info.

Teen Hangout – Alsea Library. 19192 Alsea Hwy, Alsea. 3:30 p.m. Teen and tweens can hang out at the Alsea Community Library for an afternoon of board games, video games, crafts, and snacks! All materials, games, and snacks provided. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/teen-hangout-alsea-library-0 for more info.

Pastega Christmas Light Display. Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Canned food donation. Come enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display, a Corvallis holiday and community tradition since 1981, happening Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Event Center and Fairgrounds. The Pastega Christmas Light Display has been bringing holiday joy to Corvallis for over forty years. Every year volunteers donate thousands of hours of work to deck the fairgrounds out in holiday lights and displays, including more than 250 figures and mechanized scenes. Visitors can enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Drivers can enter the light show through the Reservoir Avenue entrance. Admission is a canned food item for donation. Visit http://www.pastegachristmasdisplay.com for more info.

Mental Health Addictions and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee (MHADDAC) Meeting. 5:15 p.m. Every first Tuesday from 5:15-6:30, the Mental Health Addictions and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Committee (MHADDAC) meets to discuss topics related to the populations represented in the advisory committee. It is open to the public and anyone interested in serving on the committee can contact Benton County for more information on the application process. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/health/page/mental-health-addictions-and-developmental-disabilities-advisory-committee-mhaddac for more info.

Graphic Novel Club. 2nd Floor Board Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis.  6:00 p.m. – 7 p.m. Join the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library sponsored Graphic Novel Club virtually or in-person in the 2nd Floor Board Room of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library on the 1st Tuesday of every month from 6:00pm-7:00pm. New members always welcome. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/graphic-novel-club-22 for more info.

Virtual Philomath Evening Book Club. 6:30 p.m. Meets virtually on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 pm. Please contact katey.noel@corvallisoregon.gov for more information. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/virtual-philomath-evening-book-club-9 for more info.

Virtual Public Meeting – Rent Burdens and Possible Solutions. 6 p.m. Under an Oregon state law (HB 4006) passed in 2018, communities like Corvallis that have high percentages of households with “severe rent burdens” – meaning that those households are paying more than 50% of their income for their costs to rent a home – must hold a public meeting each year. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4875521957266955024. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-hcdab/page/virtual-public-meeting-rent-burdens-and-possible-solutions for more info.

Joint Public Hearing Benton County Board of Commissioners & Adair Village City Council. 6 p.m. TO ATTEND IN PERSON: Santiam Christian High School’s main building, 7226 NE Arnold Ave, Adair Village. TO JOIN THE MEETING ONLINE: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81308860388?pwd=MzVmYkdQWEZUWTNuMFU4eHF1VW5Hdz09. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/boc/page/joint-public-hearing-benton-county-board-commissioners-adair-village-city-council for more info.

Planning Commission Public Hearing – LU-22-054. 7 p.m. Amendments to the stormwater provisions of the Benton County Development Code. The Benton County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.  The Planning Commission will then make a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners regarding the proposed code amendments. You can attend the public hearing in person or on-line. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/pc/page/planning-commission-public-hearing-lu-22-054 for more info.

Wednesday, December 7

Teal Co-operative Art Gallery. Downtown Corvallis, 328 SW Second Street, Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Located in Corvallis, Oregon, the heart of the Willamette Valley, the Teal Co-operative Art Gallery has the reputation as the place to shop for hand-crafted, unique, made-in-Oregon gifts. Each November, their team of dedicated Oregon artists transform an otherwise vacant and lifeless store front into a world of color, light and beauty, open for business during the months of November and December. On display are some of the finest works in fiber, leather, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal, wood work, mixed media, paper, and soap that the central Willamette Valley has to offer. A portion of the Gallery’s sales is donated to schools and programs in the community. This year the Adams Elementary Art Program in Corvallis will be the recipient of the Gallery’s 2022 Charitable Donation. The Teal Co-operative Art Gallery will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., from October 31 through December 28. Visit https://www.tealartistcoop.com for more info.

Employment Help. 2nd Floor Classroom, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Job-seekers and anyone with career and employment questions are invited to drop in to meet with an Employment Specialist from Worksource Oregon. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/employment-help-4 for more info.

Philomath Storytime. Philomath Meeting Room. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 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-33 for more info.

Toddler Storytime. Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Toddler storytime occurs every Wednesday from 10:30 – 11:00 AM and is for children 1-3 years old. 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/toddler-storytime-11 for more info.

Tech Help Lab. 2nd Floor Classroom, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR. 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Get free, basic, one-on-one tech help from a library staff member. Bring your computer or device or use one of ours. Library staff can help with basic computer tasks, using social media, managing photos, downloading eBooks and audiobooks, using email, filling out online job applications, and much more. Drop-in anytime during the hour. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/tech-help-lab-1 for more info.

Community Police Review Advisory Board (CPRAB). 3 p.m. The Community Police Review Advisory Board (CPRAB) meeting will begin at 3:00 pm in the Madison Avenue Meeting Room located at 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis, Oregon. Community members who would like to attend the meeting may do so using this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1096475204113420889. Community members who wish to offer public comments either via telephone or through their computer must preregister with Kristine Steeves at Kristine.Steeves@corvallisoregon.gov by 12:00pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-cprab/page/community-police-review-advisory-board-cprab-1 for more info.

Build With the Beavs LEGO Program. Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR. 4:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. Build with fellow Lego fans and Oregon State student-athletes! Put your skills to the test with new building challenges each month. LEGO bricks provided. Drop in.  For more information, contact Youth Services: 541-766-6794 Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/toddler-storytime-11 for more info.

Social Services Council Policy Task Force. 4:30 p.m. The Social Services Council Policy Task Force meeting will be held in-person at the Corvallis Community Center and virtually through the link below at 4:30 p.m. Community members who would like to attend the meeting virtually may do so using this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8198110855276278800. Learn more about the task force here: https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-sscptf. Task Force Chair: Paul Shaffer, City Councilor, 541-766-6497. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-sscptf/page/social-services-council-policy-task-force-4 for more info.

Pastega Christmas Light Display. Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Canned food donation. Come enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display, a Corvallis holiday and community tradition since 1981, happening Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Event Center and Fairgrounds. The Pastega Christmas Light Display has been bringing holiday joy to Corvallis for over forty years. Every year volunteers donate thousands of hours of work to deck the fairgrounds out in holiday lights and displays, including more than 250 figures and mechanized scenes. Visitors can enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Drivers can enter the light show through the Reservoir Avenue entrance. Admission is a canned food item for donation. Visit http://www.pastegachristmasdisplay.com for more info.

Michelle Dedmam. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis.  6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free. Join Common Fields on Wednesday and Thursday evenings for dinner 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/live-music.html for more info.

Planning Commission. 6:30 p.m. Use this link to obtain a GoToWebinar attendee link which will allow you to observe, but not speak or present during the meeting: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3847020088950041356. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-pc/page/planning-commission-71 for more info.

2022 Champinefu Webinar Series. 7 p.m. A conversation among indigenous artists doing recent work in Corvallis, Oregon led by David Harrelson, Cultural Resources Department Manager for the Grand Ronde Tribes. Invited artists include: Travis Stewart, Shirod Younker, Matthew Williams, Stephanie Fogel, and Anthony Hudson/Carla Rossi. Visit https://bit.ly/2022champinefuseries3 for more info.

Thursday, December 8

Civic Beautification and Urban Forestry Department Advisory Committee Meeting. 9 a.m. The Civic Beautification and Urban Forestry Department Advisory Committee Meeting will be held 9 am  at the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Administration Building. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-cbufdac/page/civic-beautification-and-urban-forestry-department-advisory-committee-meeting-13 for more info.

Teal Co-operative Art Gallery. Downtown Corvallis, 328 SW Second Street, Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Located in Corvallis, Oregon, the heart of the Willamette Valley, the Teal Co-operative Art Gallery has the reputation as the place to shop for hand-crafted, unique, made-in-Oregon gifts. Each November, their team of dedicated Oregon artists transform an otherwise vacant and lifeless store front into a world of color, light and beauty, open for business during the months of November and December. On display are some of the finest works in fiber, leather, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal, wood work, mixed media, paper, and soap that the central Willamette Valley has to offer. A portion of the Gallery’s sales is donated to schools and programs in the community. This year the Adams Elementary Art Program in Corvallis will be the recipient of the Gallery’s 2022 Charitable Donation. The Teal Co-operative Art Gallery will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., from October 31 through December 28. Visit https://www.tealartistcoop.com for more info.

Preschool Storytime. Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR.  10:30 a.m. Preschool storytime is for children 3-5 years old and happens every Thursday from 10:30-11:00 AM. 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/preschool-storytime-9 for more info.

READ Dogs. Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR.  3:30 p.m. Kids can practice reading aloud to a trained therapy Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ Dogs) on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 3:30-4:30pm. Permission form is required and available on-site. Limited spots available. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/read-dogs-0 for more info.

Teen Hangout – Philomath Library. Philomath Meeting Room. 3:30 p.m. Calling all teens in middle school and high school! Hang out with us at the Philomath Community Library one afternoon each month. We’ve got video games, computer games, and board games to play. Each month will feature a different craft. Don’t worry, we’ve got snacks for you too! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/teen-hangout-philomath-library-1 for more info.

Council Work Session. 4 p.m. 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/2944061554214959115. 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. City Council will accept verbal comments as time allows. The deadline to preregister for verbal testimony and to submit written comments or materials is 12:00 pm the day of the meeting. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc/page/council-work-session-69 for more info.

Pastega Christmas Light Display. Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Canned food donation. Come enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display, a Corvallis holiday and community tradition since 1981, happening Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Event Center and Fairgrounds. The Pastega Christmas Light Display has been bringing holiday joy to Corvallis for over forty years. Every year volunteers donate thousands of hours of work to deck the fairgrounds out in holiday lights and displays, including more than 250 figures and mechanized scenes. Visitors can enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Drivers can enter the light show through the Reservoir Avenue entrance. Admission is a canned food item for donation. Visit http://www.pastegachristmasdisplay.com for more info.

Scott Austin. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis.  6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free. Join Common Fields on Wednesday and Thursday evenings for dinner 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/live-music.html for more info.

Friday, December 9

 Teal Co-operative Art Gallery. Downtown Corvallis, 328 SW Second Street, Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Located in Corvallis, Oregon, the heart of the Willamette Valley, the Teal Co-operative Art Gallery has the reputation as the place to shop for hand-crafted, unique, made-in-Oregon gifts. Each November, their team of dedicated Oregon artists transform an otherwise vacant and lifeless store front into a world of color, light and beauty, open for business during the months of November and December. On display are some of the finest works in fiber, leather, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal, wood work, mixed media, paper, and soap that the central Willamette Valley has to offer. A portion of the Gallery’s sales is donated to schools and programs in the community. This year the Adams Elementary Art Program in Corvallis will be the recipient of the Gallery’s 2022 Charitable Donation. The Teal Co-operative Art Gallery will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., from October 31 through December 28. Visit https://www.tealartistcoop.com for more info.

Mobile Makerspace. Philomath Meeting Room. 2:30 p.m. Join in at the library, along with Mid-Valley STEM, to make Glowing Critters, learn about circuits, engineering, and art. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/teen-hangout-philomath-library-1 for more info.

Rainbow Social Hour. C3, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. A safe, social space for LGBTQIA+ adults of any age. Connect with friends new and old, and find inspiration and community. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/c3/page/rainbow-social-hour for more info.

Pastega Christmas Light Display. Benton County Event Center & Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Canned food donation. Come enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display, a Corvallis holiday and community tradition since 1981, happening Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Event Center and Fairgrounds. The Pastega Christmas Light Display has been bringing holiday joy to Corvallis for over forty years. Every year volunteers donate thousands of hours of work to deck the fairgrounds out in holiday lights and displays, including more than 250 figures and mechanized scenes. Visitors can enjoy the Pastega Christmas Light Display from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, Nov. 28 through Dec. 31 at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Drivers can enter the light show through the Reservoir Avenue entrance. Admission is a canned food item for donation. Visit http://www.pastegachristmasdisplay.com for more info.

Library After Hours for Adults: Winter Party. Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR.  5:15 p.m. Adults (18+) are invited to decorate a cookie, make a craft, enjoy a hot beverage, and watch Elf (2003; Will Ferrell, James Caan). Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/library-after-hours-adults-winter-party for more info.

Light the World Corvallis. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4141 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. This year, instead of their annual Nativity Festival, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is pleased to present a new holiday event, “Light the World Corvallis,” featuring three nights of concerts. Everyone is welcome, admission is free, and tickets are not required. Visit https://www.ltwcorvallis.org/concert-schedule for more info.

Majestic Theatre – Majestic Chamber Music. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Student: $8; Senior: $12; Adult: $14. Visit https://www.majestic.org for more information

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