Corvallis Calendar: Monday Afternoon to Wednesday Evening

Monday, June 10

Art About Agriculture. LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture 2024: Art About Agriculture’s 41st annual competition and touring exhibition presents juried selections from Pacific Northwest artists highlighting the lifeblood of the region’s agricultural diversity, economy, communities, and culture: our natural resources. RESOURCEful presents multifaceted interpretations of natural resources’ inseparable tie to our food and fiber. For the first time, Art About Agriculture’s annual juried open call encouraged student art submissions with scholarship awards for College of Agricultural Sciences students of selected artwork. This opportunity was made possible in partnership with OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Academic Programs. We are thrilled to include artwork from four students representing OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU ECampus and Oregon Coast School of Art. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/art-about-agriculture-competition-and-touring-exhibition-2024-resourceful for more info.

Senior Book Club. 2nd Floor Board Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Free. The Senior Book Club is open to everyone over the age of 50. It meets in person on the second Monday of each month at 1:30 PM. The meetings take place in the Second Floor Boardroom. If you are interested in joining the book club, sign-up sheets are available at the Adult Reference Desk. You can also contact Kate Danielson via email at kate.danielson@corvallisoregon.gov for more information. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/senior-book-club-17055 for more info.

Tuesday, June 11

Art About Agriculture. LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture 2024: Art About Agriculture’s 41st annual competition and touring exhibition presents juried selections from Pacific Northwest artists highlighting the lifeblood of the region’s agricultural diversity, economy, communities, and culture: our natural resources. RESOURCEful presents multifaceted interpretations of natural resources’ inseparable tie to our food and fiber. For the first time, Art About Agriculture’s annual juried open call encouraged student art submissions with scholarship awards for College of Agricultural Sciences students of selected artwork. This opportunity was made possible in partnership with OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Academic Programs. We are thrilled to include artwork from four students representing OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU ECampus and Oregon Coast School of Art. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/art-about-agriculture-competition-and-touring-exhibition-2024-resourceful for more info.

Benton County: Goal-setting Board Meeting. 9 a.m. Holmes & Shipley Room, Benton County Kalapuya Bldg., 4500 SW Research Way, Corvallis. Zoom link will be posted by 8:15 am the day of the meeting. Visit https://boc.bentoncountyor.gov/events/june-11-2024-goalsetting-meeting/ for more info.

Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music. Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts, 470 SW 15th Street, Corvallis. Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free.  The inaugural exhibition in PRAx connects our gallery programming to the musical side of our mission. “Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music” unveils how advancements in science and technology drove the development of pop forms over the past 150 years of music-making. In addition to historical objects – including the original mini-Moog synthesizer and a 19th century wax cylinder player invented by Thomas Edison – interactive displays anchor the exhibition, inviting the visitor to participate in the history they are encountering. Come make your own hip-hop beats, mix a record and listen to the ways in which recording fidelity has evolved over the decades. Visit https://prax.oregonstate.edu/visual-arts/exhibitions-prax/sonic-booms for more info.

Little Listeners Storytime at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Large Meeting Room, Monroe Community Library, 380 N 5th St., Monroe. 10:30 a.m. – 11 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. 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-85 for more info.

2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition. Corrine Woodman Gallery, The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. The 2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition celebrates work completed by Camila Godoy Valdés and Marie McMahon during the Accelerator Residency this year at The Arts Center. The Accelerator Residency is a TAC program that runs for 12 weeks, annually from January to March. Applicants are selected by a jury of artists and arts administrators based on their application and work samples. This residency is designed to be an intensive program that pushes emerging creatives to improve their business planning and professional skills. Together, the accepted Residents complete lectures, coursework, and consult with the experienced program director to plan and build the framework for their creative business. Visit https://theartscenter.net/2024-artist-accelerator-exhibition/ for more info.

Fiber by the Fireplace. Monroe Lobby, 380 N 5th St., Monroe. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Spin, knit, crochet and learn! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/fiber-fireplace-18279 for more info.

CAAB Work Group – No Wasted Food. 3 p.m. There will be no opportunity for public comment on the agenda, however, community members are still welcome and encouraged to attend CAAB meetings. Those who would like to attend may register and attend virtually by using this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RvhMZ0XhS2uz2ZCzkar3OQ. Community members who wish to offer written testimony may do so by emailing comments to city@corvallisoregon.gov. Written testimony will be received until 8:00 a.m. the day of the meeting. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/advisorygroups-caab/page/caab-work-group-no-wasted-food-0 for more info.

Teens Make: Art with Pride. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Free. Registration for this event will close on June 11, 2024 @ 4:00pm. Allowed Grades: 6th Grade to 12th Grade. Celebrate pride month by making multimedia art! All LGBTQIA+ teens and allies welcome! Whether you like to paint, draw, make fiber arts, or collage, we’ll have supplies to make pride themed arts and crafts. For grades 6-12. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/teens-make-art-pride-18732 for more info.

Southtown Stand & Farmer’s Market. Flicker & Fir Farm, 1465 SE Alexander Avenue, Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Browse fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as other good eats from a variety of vendors every Tuesday evening 5 p.m. to 7 p.m, May thru October. Various vendors sell eggs, vegan desserts, gluten free items, crafts, drinks, jams, pickles, plants, mushrooms, fruits, cookies, plants and more. Also several ready to eat vendors which may include: Tamales, Indian Food, Pizza and Salads. 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.  Parking is limited. Biking and walking is encouraged.  This Market just off the South Corvallis Willamette Loop Bike Trail.  Every week there is live music as well! What is different about this market? Homegrown, backyard, cottage industry crafts, baked goods, canned goods, and VERY VERY  seasonal items! Plus a lovely natural farm setting with picnic tables, a campfire, music, nature, farm animals, and good old-fashioned community. Visit https://flickerandfir.com/markets/ for more info.

Civic Campus Community Engagement Task Force. 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend CETF meetings. Community members who would like to attend the meeting virtually may do so using this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_243e-vBeQNGcYueGlG9V_w. Community members who wish to offer written or verbal testimony by telephone or through their computer are encouraged to preregister with Patrick W. Rollens, patrick.rollens@corvallisoregon.gov or call 541-766-6368. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/advisorygroups/page/civic-campus-community-engagement-task-force-3 for more info.

Trivia Night. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free. Max Team size is 6 people. Show up early to sign your team up for the chance to win fun prizes. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html for more info.

City of Corvallis: Historic Resources Commission. 6:30 p.m. Observe: Use this link to obtain an attendee weblink which will allow you to observe, but not speak or present during the meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Yw6SVr7oTZCgv4beVFGi8w.  Participate: Registration must occur by noon the day of the meeting, if you would like to speak during the meeting or submitted testimony, community members may use the following link to transmit their comments electronically: https://forms.corvallisoregon.gov/Forms/MeetingRegistration. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/advisorygroups-hrc/page/historic-resources-commission-9 for more info.

Wednesday, June 12

Art About Agriculture. LaSells Stewart Center, Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Art About Agriculture 2024: Art About Agriculture’s 41st annual competition and touring exhibition presents juried selections from Pacific Northwest artists highlighting the lifeblood of the region’s agricultural diversity, economy, communities, and culture: our natural resources. RESOURCEful presents multifaceted interpretations of natural resources’ inseparable tie to our food and fiber. For the first time, Art About Agriculture’s annual juried open call encouraged student art submissions with scholarship awards for College of Agricultural Sciences students of selected artwork. This opportunity was made possible in partnership with OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ Academic Programs. We are thrilled to include artwork from four students representing OSU College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU ECampus and Oregon Coast School of Art. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/art-about-agriculture-competition-and-touring-exhibition-2024-resourceful for more info.

Corvallis Farmers Market. Downtown Corvallis, First Street, 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 in downtown Corvallis. The Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and more, which features a beautifully designed multimodal path along the river and a playful interactive fountain. Visit https://locallygrown.org/corvallis-saturday-market/ for more info.

Bringing the World Together: Paintings, Prints & Panels by Betty LaDuke. Philomath Museum, 1101 Main Street, Philomath. Wed – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. LaDuke’s current exhibitions focus on social justice from multiple perspectives, with colorful, elaborate totems and turtles carrying messages of resilience. This retrospective art exhibition includes paintings, prints and panels created between 1972 and 2023. Other recent exhibits by Betty LaDuke include Fire, Fury, and Resilience: Totem Witnesses and Totem Wisdom, and Turtle Wisdom: Personal, Political, and Playful. In 1993, La Duke received the Oregon Governor’s Award in the Arts. In 1996, she received the National Art Education Association’s Ziegfeld Award for Distinguished International Leadership and the Oregon Medallion Award 2019. The Philomath Museum, located at 1101 Main Street in Philomath, is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Visit https://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/bringing-the-world-together-paintings-prints-panels-by-betty-laduke/ for more info.

The Spirit Coalescent. Corvallis Museum, 411 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. Wed. – Sat, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sun., 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. The Benton County Historical Society is honored to host an art exhibit related to the new commission that Franklin Piland, Julia Keefe, and Delbert Anderson, three incredible Indigenous musicians, have created for the opening weekend of PRAx at OSU. The Spirit Coalescent was a project that combined original instrumental compositions of The Delbert Anderson Trio, eight giant multi-media visual art pieces by paintere Karen Ellsbury and photographer Patrick Hazen, dynamic choreography from Maura Garcia, and tied together through the poetry of James Pakootas.Visit https://www.visitcorvallis.com/eventdetail/3811/the-spirit-coalescent#eventdetail for more info.

Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music. Patricia Valian Reser Center for the Creative Arts, 470 SW 15th Street, Corvallis. Tues. – Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free.  The inaugural exhibition in PRAx connects our gallery programming to the musical side of our mission. “Sonic Booms: How the Sound and Science of Technology Created Pop Music” unveils how advancements in science and technology drove the development of pop forms over the past 150 years of music-making. In addition to historical objects – including the original mini-Moog synthesizer and a 19th century wax cylinder player invented by Thomas Edison – interactive displays anchor the exhibition, inviting the visitor to participate in the history they are encountering. Come make your own hip-hop beats, mix a record and listen to the ways in which recording fidelity has evolved over the decades. Visit https://prax.oregonstate.edu/visual-arts/exhibitions-prax/sonic-booms for more info.

Infant Storytime. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 am – 11 a.m. Free. Infant Storytime 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-18326 for more info.

Philomath Storytime. Philomath Meeting Room, Philomath Public Library, 1050 Applegate St, Philomath. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free. Children of all ages and families are invited to join at the Philomath Community Library. The library will have an interactive storytime full of books, songs, and music. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/philomath-storytime-17426 more info.

Squishtivities. Philomath Meeting Room, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free. Squishtivities by Strengthening Rural Families welcomes children and their families. Squishtivities is an adventure in play created especially for adults and their children using arts and crafts and “messy” play to promote problem-solving, fine motor skills, caregiver/child relationships, and creativity. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/squishtivities-17471 for more info.

Random Review. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Free. Check out the entire 2023-2024 season here: https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/random-review/. What is Random Review? Random Review is a deep exploration of a selected book by a reviewer with expertise on the topic or theme of that book. Sometimes reviewers cover a classic, series, genre, or author, but usually they cover a specific title. Whether you have read the selection or not, you will love Random Review! Random Review is co-sponsored by The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Reviews are held on the second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 – 1:00pm and are open to the public and free of charge. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/random-review-69 for more info.

 

2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition. Corrine Woodman Gallery, The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. The 2024 Artist Accelerator Exhibition celebrates work completed by Camila Godoy Valdés and Marie McMahon during the Accelerator Residency this year at The Arts Center. The Accelerator Residency is a TAC program that runs for 12 weeks, annually from January to March. Applicants are selected by a jury of artists and arts administrators based on their application and work samples. This residency is designed to be an intensive program that pushes emerging creatives to improve their business planning and professional skills. Together, the accepted Residents complete lectures, coursework, and consult with the experienced program director to plan and build the framework for their creative business. Visit https://theartscenter.net/2024-artist-accelerator-exhibition/ for more info.

Franklin School Neighborhood Trees Walking Tour. Franklin School, 750 NW 18th St, east entrance, Corvallis. 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Discover the beauty above you! Celebrate the enduring companionship of heritage trees in the historic Franklin School Neighborhood. This one-hour guided tour includes the 1889 Franklin Square Park, Corvallis’ oldest park and home to more than 15 different tree species. Visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HEqJmEnpY55t1CNw28dVhKZ_ktHhI_Tq/view for more info.

Craft Night for Adults (Monroe). Monroe Large Meeting Room, 380 N 5th St., Monroe. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Join for a night of crafting, coffee, snacks and conversation! Once a quarter, we will supply a craft to try out or you can bring your own project to work on. Crafts are designed for ages 16 and older; anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. This event takes place at the Monroe Community Library. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/craft-night-adults-monroe-8 for more info.

Corvallis Forest Operational Advisory Committee Meeting. 5 p.m. The Corvallis Forest Operational Advisory Committee Meeting will be held June 12th at 5:00 pm at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room and also virtually. This meeting is open to the community. To register to attend the meeting virtually via live webinar, please visit: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mqcTWCwrQqu9EWEKoIUCiA. Visit  https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/advisorygroups/page/corvallis-forest-operational-advisory-committee-meeting for more info.

Peace and Justice Song Circle. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 5 p.m. A Community Jam for Peace and Justice. Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events for more info.

Pride Storytime with Haus of Dharma. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Join for a special evening storytime celebrating Pride with drag performers from Haus of Dharma! This event is for families of all ages. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/pride-storytime-haus-dharma-18704 for more info.

Live Music: Dan Ryker. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd Street, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Dan Ryker is set to vibe us into our 3rd Annual Fields Fest Weekend!
A Singer/Songwriter with a satisfying groove, featuring smooth, and funky vocals with an outstanding guitar accompaniment. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html for more info.

Benton County: Parks Advisory Board Meeting. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Avery Building, Avery Building, 360 SW Avery Avenue, Corvallis. Visit https://nape.bentoncountyor.gov/events/parks-advisory-board-meeting/ for more info.

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