Family Events Calendar: 1-26 to 2-2

Thursday, January 26

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-17 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-35 for more info.

Nurturing Parenting–Adolescents. Learning 2 Live, 2148 Main St., Philomath. 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free. In partnership with Learning2Live, Parenting Success Network and Linn Benton Community College. Sessions are in-person AND via-Zoom at the same time. Thursdays & Fridays, 6:00-7:30 pm beginning January 5th thru March 24th. Nurturing Parenting for Adolescents (6-7:30 pm Thursdays AND Fridays): All family members welcome. Earn up to $75 in gift cards. Snacks and beverages provided. Visit https://parentingsuccessnetwork.org/events/nurturing-parenting-adolescents-philomath-zoom/2023-01-05 for more info.

Russell James. 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.

Sarah Saul’s Jazz Jam. Old World Center, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Join the Old World Deli for live music, discussions, performances, and more on their brand new stage. Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.

Friday, January 27

Live & Learn with your Preschooler (Scio). Scio Preschool, 38743 NE Ash St., Scio. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-12:00, Online Parent Seminars Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm. A preschool cooperative for families and their 3-, 4- and 5 -year olds. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by the first day of the Fall Term of the current school year to enroll. Kindergarten-eligible children are not eligible for enrollment. Three mornings a week the instructor leads activities including books, songs, demonstrations, and sharing/interaction with other children during the preschool lab. Parents/guardians take turns assisting the instructor during lab time. Preschool activities foster children’s growth, development, and school readiness. In addition to the lab time, parents/guardians attend evening parenting education sessions with opportunities to reflect and share with other parents. Parents/guardians expand their knowledge of parenting and practice guidance and communication techniques. This program works to align with best practices including the Oregon Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines. Seminar: Remote via Zoom plus additional readings and assignments for a total of 15 hours. For more information email connect@linnbenton.edu or call 541-917-4907. Visit https://parentingsuccessnetwork.org/events/live-learn-with-your-preschooler-scio/2023-01-09 for more info.

Live & Learn with your Preschooler (Albany). Lafayette Elementary School, 3122 Madison Street SE, Albany. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday  9:00-11:30 Starts January 9th.  Cooperative Preschool Online Dates Parent Seminar: Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm. A preschool cooperative for families and their 3-, 4- and 5 -year olds. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by the first day of the Fall Term of the current school year to enroll. Kindergarten-eligible children are not eligible for enrollment. Three mornings a week the instructor leads activities including books, songs, demonstrations, and sharing/interaction with other children during the preschool lab. Parents/guardians take turns assisting the instructor during lab time. Preschool activities foster children’s growth, development, and school readiness. In addition to the lab time, parents/guardians attend evening parenting education sessions with opportunities to reflect and share with other parents. Parents/guardians expand their knowledge of parenting and practice guidance and communication techniques. This program works to align with best practices including the Oregon Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines. Seminar: Remote via Zoom plus additional readings and assignments for a total of 15 hours. For more information email connect@linnbenton.edu or call 541-917-4907. Visit https://parentingsuccessnetwork.org/events/live-learn-with-your-preschooler-albany/2023-01-09 for more info.

Live & Learn with your Preschooler (Corvallis). Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave., Corvallis. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00-11:30 am, Starts January 9, Corvallis Benton Center. Online Parent Seminars Mondays 8-9 pm.  A preschool cooperative for families and their 3-, 4- and 5 -year olds. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by the first day of the Fall Term of the current school year to enroll. Kindergarten-eligible children are not eligible for enrollment. Three mornings a week the instructor leads activities including books, songs, demonstrations, and sharing/interaction with other children during the preschool lab. Parents/guardians take turns assisting the instructor during lab time. Preschool activities foster children’s growth, development, and school readiness. In addition to the lab time, parents/guardians attend evening parenting education sessions with opportunities to reflect and share with other parents. Parents/guardians expand their knowledge of parenting and practice guidance and communication techniques. This program works to align with best practices including the Oregon Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines. Seminar: Remote via Zoom plus additional readings and assignments for a total of 15 hours. For more information email connect@linnbenton.edu or call 541-917-4907Visit https://parentingsuccessnetwork.org/events/live-learn-with-your-preschooler-corvallis/2023-01-09/ for more info.

Preschool Science at Philomath Community Library. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 10:30 a.m. Free. Join in for a special themed storytime followed by hands-on activities designed for preschool-aged children to encourage the exploration of science, math, and literacy. https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/lego-day-3 for more info.

Teen Takeover: Winter Party. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Teens in grades 6-12 take over the library after it closes on the 3rd Friday of the month. Snacks and materials provided. In January, teens can watch Frozen (PG) while making wintry crafts and enjoying a hot cocoa, chai, and other cozy snacks. Snacks and art supplies provided. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/teen-takeover-winter-party for more info.

The Song Tenders. Old World Center, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Join the Old World Deli for live music, discussions, performances, and more on their brand new stage. Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.

The Wolves. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $14-$16. Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves is the debut play of up-and-coming playwright Sarah DeLappe, featuring an all-woman cast (comprised of nine adolescents and one briefly-seen adult).From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the Wolves, a 9-member girls’ soccer team, navigate big questions and wage personal battles with their warrior determination and strength. As they warm-up for each game, we see their personalities, connections, conflicts, love, grief, and power that makes them the Wolves. Content Warning: This production features strong language, mature themes and adult language including characters in honest discussions about sex, politics, abortion, eating disorders and death. This play may not be suitable for all audiences. Rated: PG – 13.Learn more and buy tickets at Majestic.org.

Saturday, January 28

2023 Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. Benton County Fairgrounds, Guerber Hall, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 9 a.m. Free.  The Corvallis Indoor Winter Market is one of western Oregon’s oldest weekly indoor winter markets. The market offers a broad variety of fine quality crafted items from artist drawings to handcrafted jewelry. The food selections are also outstanding! From organically grown vegetables and fruits to artisan baked breads, this weekly market offers a broad selection. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in Guerber Hall at the Benton County Fairgrounds, January 14 through April 8, 2022. Visit https://corvalliswintermarket.wordpress.com for more info.

Science Saturday. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. a special themed storytime followed by hands-on activities designed for preschool-aged children. The focus of this event is Our Bodies and it is designed to encourage the exploration of science, math, and literacy. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/science-saturday-0 for more info.

Interactive Harp Concert for children and families. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2:00 p.m. Free. Laura Zaerr presents a romp through history with an Interactive harp concert.  Geared toward kids with parents, some audience members will have the chance to play a harp along with Laura in some simple pieces.  This is a fun hands on introduction to Celtic harp music. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/interactive-harp-concert-children-and-families for more info.

Corvallis Swing 13th Anniversary Celebration. Corvallis Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $15-20 sliding scale. Join Corvallis Swing for their 13th anniversary celebration. They’re hosting a swing dance with live music from the Rhythm Wrecker Dance Band of Portland. There will be a beginning Lindy hop lesson from 7 p.m. to  8 p.m. and social dancing from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Visit https://www.corvallisswing.com for more info.

Joanne Broh Band. Old World Center, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Join the Old World Deli for live music, discussions, performances, and more on their brand new stage. Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.

Special Screening of ‘The Room’ & Live Q&A with Greg Sestero In Person. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $20-$25. See a special screening of The Room, followed by a live questions-and-answer session with Greg Sestero in person. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Learn more and get tickets at www.WhitesideTheatre.org. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org for more info.

The Wolves. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $14-$16. Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves is the debut play of up-and-coming playwright Sarah DeLappe, featuring an all-woman cast (comprised of nine adolescents and one briefly-seen adult).From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the Wolves, a 9-member girls’ soccer team, navigate big questions and wage personal battles with their warrior determination and strength. As they warm-up for each game, we see their personalities, connections, conflicts, love, grief, and power that makes them the Wolves. Content Warning: This production features strong language, mature themes and adult language including characters in honest discussions about sex, politics, abortion, eating disorders and death. This play may not be suitable for all audiences. Rated: PG – 13.Learn more and buy tickets at Majestic.org.

Sunday, January 29

The Wolves. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 2:30 p.m. $14-$16. Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves is the debut play of up-and-coming playwright Sarah DeLappe, featuring an all-woman cast (comprised of nine adolescents and one briefly-seen adult).From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the Wolves, a 9-member girls’ soccer team, navigate big questions and wage personal battles with their warrior determination and strength. As they warm-up for each game, we see their personalities, connections, conflicts, love, grief, and power that makes them the Wolves. Content Warning: This production features strong language, mature themes and adult language including characters in honest discussions about sex, politics, abortion, eating disorders and death. This play may not be suitable for all audiences. Rated: PG – 13.Learn more and buy tickets at Majestic.org.

A Taste of Ethiopia. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. 5 p.m. $30. Join the Corvallis Sister Cities Association Gondar Council for “A Taste of Ethiopia,” a family friendly event that offers an authentic Ethiopian dinner and a presentation by Open Hearts Big Dream about CSCA’s cooperation and impact on literacy in Gondar. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $30 for adults. Visit https://sistercities.corvallis.or.us/a-taste-of-ethiopia for more info.

Monday, January 30

Live & Learn with your Preschooler (Scio). Scio Preschool, 38743 NE Ash St., Scio. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-12:00, Online Parent Seminars Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm. A preschool cooperative for families and their 3-, 4- and 5 -year olds. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by the first day of the Fall Term of the current school year to enroll. Kindergarten-eligible children are not eligible for enrollment. Three mornings a week the instructor leads activities including books, songs, demonstrations, and sharing/interaction with other children during the preschool lab. Parents/guardians take turns assisting the instructor during lab time. Preschool activities foster children’s growth, development, and school readiness. In addition to the lab time, parents/guardians attend evening parenting education sessions with opportunities to reflect and share with other parents. Parents/guardians expand their knowledge of parenting and practice guidance and communication techniques. This program works to align with best practices including the Oregon Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines. Seminar: Remote via Zoom plus additional readings and assignments for a total of 15 hours. For more information email connect@linnbenton.edu or call 541-917-4907. Visit https://parentingsuccessnetwork.org/events/live-learn-with-your-preschooler-scio/2023-01-09 for more info.

Live & Learn with your Preschooler (Albany). Lafayette Elementary School, 3122 Madison Street SE, Albany. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday  9:00-11:30 Starts January 9th.  Cooperative Preschool Online Dates Parent Seminar: Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm. A preschool cooperative for families and their 3-, 4- and 5 -year olds. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by the first day of the Fall Term of the current school year to enroll. Kindergarten-eligible children are not eligible for enrollment. Three mornings a week the instructor leads activities including books, songs, demonstrations, and sharing/interaction with other children during the preschool lab. Parents/guardians take turns assisting the instructor during lab time. Preschool activities foster children’s growth, development, and school readiness. In addition to the lab time, parents/guardians attend evening parenting education sessions with opportunities to reflect and share with other parents. Parents/guardians expand their knowledge of parenting and practice guidance and communication techniques. This program works to align with best practices including the Oregon Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines. Seminar: Remote via Zoom plus additional readings and assignments for a total of 15 hours. For more information email connect@linnbenton.edu or call 541-917-4907. Visit https://parentingsuccessnetwork.org/events/live-learn-with-your-preschooler-albany/2023-01-09 for more info.

Live & Learn with your Preschooler (Corvallis). Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave., Corvallis. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00-11:30 am, Starts January 9, Corvallis Benton Center. Online Parent Seminars Mondays 8-9 pm.  A preschool cooperative for families and their 3-, 4- and 5 -year olds. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by the first day of the Fall Term of the current school year to enroll. Kindergarten-eligible children are not eligible for enrollment. Three mornings a week the instructor leads activities including books, songs, demonstrations, and sharing/interaction with other children during the preschool lab. Parents/guardians take turns assisting the instructor during lab time. Preschool activities foster children’s growth, development, and school readiness. In addition to the lab time, parents/guardians attend evening parenting education sessions with opportunities to reflect and share with other parents. Parents/guardians expand their knowledge of parenting and practice guidance and communication techniques. This program works to align with best practices including the Oregon Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines. Seminar: Remote via Zoom plus additional readings and assignments for a total of 15 hours. For more information email connect@linnbenton.edu or call 541-917-4907. Visit https://parentingsuccessnetwork.org/events/live-learn-with-your-preschooler-corvallis/2023-01-09/ for more info.

Tuesday, January 31

Live & Learn with your Wobbler (Albany). Albany Main Library, 2450 14th Ave., Albany. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $25. Starts January 10th, Cost: $25 or *Free for those who qualify. *Parenting Education Tuition Grant Application available. Visit https://parentingsuccessnetwork.org/events/live-learn-with-your-wobbler-albany/2023-01-17 for more info.

Nurturing Prenatal Families (Lincoln City). Family Promise, 5030 SE Hwy 101, Lincoln City. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tuesdays, January 3rd-February 28, 2023. Without a doubt, parenting your baby with nurturing at the prenatal time of development is one of the most important actions you can do to increase the changes that your baby will grow in body, mind, and character. Families will develop positive prenatal parenting skills by learning to take good care of self, promote growth of empathy, and building a safe, healthy and caring home environment. Visit https://parentingsuccessnetwork.org/events/nurturing-prenatal-families-lincoln-city/2023-01-17 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-19 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-17 for more info.

Gearing Up for Gardening. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12:00 p.m. Free. Gearing Up for Gardening is a lecture series sponsored by the Benton County Master Gardener Association that meets at 12 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library in January and February. These lectures are free and open to the public. Visit https://www.bentonmg.org/gearing-up-for-gardening for more info.

Wednesday, February 1

Live & Learn with your Preschooler (Scio). Scio Preschool, 38743 NE Ash St., Scio. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-12:00, Online Parent Seminars Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm. A preschool cooperative for families and their 3-, 4- and 5 -year olds. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by the first day of the Fall Term of the current school year to enroll. Kindergarten-eligible children are not eligible for enrollment. Three mornings a week the instructor leads activities including books, songs, demonstrations, and sharing/interaction with other children during the preschool lab. Parents/guardians take turns assisting the instructor during lab time. Preschool activities foster children’s growth, development, and school readiness. In addition to the lab time, parents/guardians attend evening parenting education sessions with opportunities to reflect and share with other parents. Parents/guardians expand their knowledge of parenting and practice guidance and communication techniques. This program works to align with best practices including the Oregon Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines. Seminar: Remote via Zoom plus additional readings and assignments for a total of 15 hours. For more information email connect@linnbenton.edu or call 541-917-4907. Visit https://parentingsuccessnetwork.org/events/live-learn-with-your-preschooler-scio/2023-01-09 for more info.

Live & Learn with your Preschooler (Albany). Lafayette Elementary School, 3122 Madison Street SE, Albany. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday  9:00-11:30 Starts January 9th.  Cooperative Preschool Online Dates Parent Seminar: Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm. A preschool cooperative for families and their 3-, 4- and 5 -year olds. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by the first day of the Fall Term of the current school year to enroll. Kindergarten-eligible children are not eligible for enrollment. Three mornings a week the instructor leads activities including books, songs, demonstrations, and sharing/interaction with other children during the preschool lab. Parents/guardians take turns assisting the instructor during lab time. Preschool activities foster children’s growth, development, and school readiness. In addition to the lab time, parents/guardians attend evening parenting education sessions with opportunities to reflect and share with other parents. Parents/guardians expand their knowledge of parenting and practice guidance and communication techniques. This program works to align with best practices including the Oregon Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines. Seminar: Remote via Zoom plus additional readings and assignments for a total of 15 hours. For more information email connect@linnbenton.edu or call 541-917-4907. Visit https://parentingsuccessnetwork.org/events/live-learn-with-your-preschooler-albany/2023-01-09 for more info.

Live & Learn with your Preschooler (Corvallis). Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave., Corvallis. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00-11:30 am, Starts January 9, Corvallis Benton Center. Online Parent Seminars Mondays 8-9 pm.  A preschool cooperative for families and their 3-, 4- and 5 -year olds. Children must be 3 or 4 years old by the first day of the Fall Term of the current school year to enroll. Kindergarten-eligible children are not eligible for enrollment. Three mornings a week the instructor leads activities including books, songs, demonstrations, and sharing/interaction with other children during the preschool lab. Parents/guardians take turns assisting the instructor during lab time. Preschool activities foster children’s growth, development, and school readiness. In addition to the lab time, parents/guardians attend evening parenting education sessions with opportunities to reflect and share with other parents. Parents/guardians expand their knowledge of parenting and practice guidance and communication techniques. This program works to align with best practices including the Oregon Early Learning and Kindergarten Guidelines. Seminar: Remote via Zoom plus additional readings and assignments for a total of 15 hours. For more information email connect@linnbenton.edu or call 541-917-4907Visit https://parentingsuccessnetwork.org/events/live-learn-with-your-preschooler-corvallis/2023-01-09/ 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-18 for more info.

Corvallis Repertory Singers. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. $20-$25. The Corvallis Repertory Singers are thrilled to announce a full slate of concerts for the 2022-23 season, with performances featuring well-loved selections from Mozart and Bach and some of the best choral work by contemporary American composers. Visit https://repsing.org 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. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/build-beavs-lego-program-2 for more info.

2001: A Space Odyssey. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org for more info.

Thursday, February 2

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-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-36 for more info.

Tyler John Hartman. 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.

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