Tuesday, May 23
Historic Preservation Month: College Hill West Walking Tour. Jackson Avenue & Arnold Way, 5570 SW 3rd Street, Corvallis. 1 p.m. Free. The College Hill West Historic District contains over 250 houses dating from 1905 through 1945, and the neighborhood was developed by the builders of OSU. This tour will focus on bungalow, colonial and Tudor architecture, and the original local personalities connected to the homes and the college. Meet location will be at the intersection of NW Jackson Avenue and NW Arnold Way. Tour Guide will be Dan Brown. This event is part of Historic Preservation Month. Visit https://www.visitcorvallis.com/eventdetail/3527/historic-preservation-month:-college-hill-west-walking-tour#eventdetail for more info.
Benton County Board of Commissioners Quarterly Meeting with City Managers. 1 p.m. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/boc/page/board-commissioners-quarterly-meeting-city-managers-0 for more info.
Southtown Farmstand & Market. 1465 SE Alexander Ave., Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Browse fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as other produce from a variety of vendors every Tuesday evening from May 2, 2023 to Oct. 31, 2023, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be vendors selling animal products, vegan desserts, gluten free items, crafts, drinks, jams, pickles, plants, mushrooms, plants and more. Many items are ready to eat. Linger and enjoy old-fashioned community fun and the Southtown Farmstand & Market, “Where the sidewalk ends and community begins.” The Southtown Farmstand & Market is dog- and kid-friendly. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/930278475072470/930278535072464/ for more info.
Oregon Book Awards Author Tour with Sindya Bhanoo and Eric Tran. Author readings and a Q&A by Corvallis’s Sindya Bhanoo, winner of the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction and Eric Tran, winner of the Stafford/Hall prize for Poetry. Everyone is welcome at this free event. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/oregon-book-awards-author-tour-sindya-bhanoo-and-eric-tran for more info.
Wednesday, May 24
Corvallis Farmers Market. Downtown Corvallis, 1st St., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9am to 1pm, April through November, on First Street in downtown Corvallis. The Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and more, all sourced locally from Benton County and the counties immediately surrounding Benton County. Visit http://locallygrown.org for more info.
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. https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/philomath-storytime-55 for more info.
Employment Help. 2nd Floor Classroom, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR. 10:00 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-26 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-34 for more info.
Winemaker Wednesday featuring Ricochet Wines. Corazon Corvallis, 208 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. Join Corazon Corvallis for Winemaker Wednesday featuring regional vineyards and winemakers. Visit https://www.corazoncorvallis.com/events for more info.
Bluebird Hill Cellars Wine Wednesday. Courtyard by Marriot Corvallis, 400 SW 1st St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. Free. Stop by Courtyard by Marriot Corvallis Wednesday, May 24, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to taste Bluebird Hill Cellars’ award-winning wines. Visit https://www.bluebirdhillcellars.wine for more info.
Historic Preservation Month: Corvallis Masonic Temple Tour. Jackson Avenue & Arnold Way, 306 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Meet in the Temple dining room for a 15 to 30 minute talk on Corvallis Masonic History, then enjoy a guided tour of the Corvallis Masonic Temple. This tour is limited to 15 people so you must register online to attend. This event is part of Historic Preservation Month. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/hrc/page/historic-preservation-month for more info.
Tiny Huge Mistakes. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m. 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 for more info.
OSU International Film Festival: The Time of the Fireflies (Spanish with English subtitles). Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Join Darkside Cinema for the 2023 Oregon State University International Film Festival. Visit https://events.oregonstate.edu/event/osu_international_film_festival_-_spring_2023#.ZBDjx8HMLtV for more info.
Threads of Joy. First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Join the Hazelwood Ensemble for an a cappella benefit concert for the Greenbelt Land Trust on May 24 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Corvallis. This mesmerizing event will showcase the Hazelwood Ensemble’s vocal talents as they perform a variety of popular renaissance, folk, classical and sacred songs from various countries. The concert promises to be a memorable evening filled with beautiful harmonies and dynamic performances that will delight audiences of all ages. There is a suggested donation of $20 to $45 dollars. Visit https://www.juliecourtney-youcansing.com/calendar for more info.
Thursday, May 25
Summer Farm Tours. Terra Bella Farm, 6959 Northeast Elliott Cir., Corvallis. 10 a.m. $5-$10. 10 a.m. Experience Terra Bella Farm’s eleven acres during the beautiful summer season. Meet and interact with Terra Bella’s alpacas, dwarf goats, and chickens, including feeding them, petting them, and brushing them. There are multiple time slots per day available for tours. Admission is $10 per person. Children 3 to 10 years old are $5 (with an adult). Children 2 years old and younger get in free. Learn more and reserve your spot. Visit https://www.terrabella-farm.com/book-online for more info.
Preschool Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. 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-34 for more info.
Monroe Farmers Market. Monroe High School, Grass Area, 365 N 5th St., Monroe. 4 p.m. Free. Located beside Highway 99W, next to the high school parking lot, the Monroe Farmers Market brings local artisans and food producers every week to celebrate the bounty of the community. It’s the place to buy and sell local edibles and handcrafted gifts. Visit https://www.facebook.com/market97456/ for more info.
Gadzooks. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m. 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 for more info.
Historic Preservation Month: Historic Preservation Celebration. Whiteside Theater, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. This year the Historic Preservation Society will be celebrating their volunteers – specifically their tour guides. The keynote speaker is Dr. David Brauner, who will speak on the history of Fort Hoskins. This event is part of Historic Preservation Month. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/hrc/page/historic-preservation-month for more info.
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