Wednesday, May 17
Amore Concert Series: Bologna, Italy. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12:15 p.m. Organist Craig Hanson will be performing a program of organ compositions across the centuries from the region of Bologna, Italy at the First United Methodist Church in Corvallis on Wednesday, May 17, at noon. On the program are works by Adriano Banchieri, Gabriele Vignali, Giovanni Battista Martini and others. Admission is free of charge.
John Shipe. 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.
Thursday, May 18
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-33 for more info.
Baby Storytime at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Large Meeting Room, 380 N 5th St., Monroe, OR. 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Baby Story Time for birth to 24 months at the Monroe Community Library, 380 N 5th Street in Monroe, OR Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/read-dogs-5 for more info.
Sarah LeComte. 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.
Friday, May 19
Historic Preservation Month: Shawala & the Lost Town of Orleans. Orleans Natural Area Park, Riverfront Commemorative Park, Howland Plaza, Corvallis. 2 p.m. Free. Hike along the east bank of the Willamette River to the confluence of the Willamette and Marys Rivers and to the site of the lost town of Orleans, and learn some of the area’s history. The hike is about a mile and a half on fairly flat, un-paved dirt road. Pre-registration by May 17th is required and participation is limited to the first 15 registrants. To pre-register or more information, contact hike leader Dave Eckert by email. The meeting location and logistics will be provided upon registration. This event is part of Historic Preservation Month. Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/hrc/page/historic-preservation-month for more info.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 2:30 p.m. $17-$20. The chill-inducing story of Benjamin Barker, an unjustly exiled man who returns to London as “Sweeney Todd” to seek vengeance against the corrupt judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. This dark, witty, Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder, and revenge is not for the faint of heart! Visit https://www.majestic.org for more info.
Preschool Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. The library provides Nerf blasters, darts, and snacks. Teens are welcome to bring their own unmodded blasters; no Rivals blasters or shields, please! This event opens at 6:30pm; the library closes at 6pm. Teens at the library at close must exit and then re-enter through the library doors on Monroe Ave. Teens will be released at 8:30pm through the same doors. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/teen-takeover-nerf-games-0 for more info.
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