Family Events Calendar: 8-11 to 8-18

Thursday, August 11

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-18 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-15 for more info.

Church Ladies. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Join Church Ladies 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.

C3 Summer Concert: Rich Swanger and the Little Known Band. Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Community Center presents a free summer concert series. Rich Swanger and the Little Known Band will play at Chintimini Park on July 11 at 6 p.m. Feel free to bring a picnic. Oregon’s 1975 poet laureate, William Stafford, wrote that our lives are defined by our hold on a “thread” that we follow, never letting go of the tragedies, losses, deaths, and suffering that the thread leads us through. Following in Stafford’s Oregonian footsteps, Rich Swanger leads his group, The Little Known Band, through a folk-inspired tradition of tugging on this thread.This concert is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/c3/page/events for more info.

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

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.

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.

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. 

Sunday, August 14

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.

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.

Tuesday, August 16

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  1. 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.

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