Corvallis Calendar: Tuesday Afternoon to Thursday Evening

Comedy, Magic, & Music with Angel Ocasio. Monroe Large Meeting Room, 380 N 5th St, Monroe. 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Free. A high energy, very funny bilingual (English/Spanish) one-man variety show! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/comedy-magic-music-angel-ocasio-18609 for more info.

MHADDAC Meeting. 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZDYwODU…  Meeting ID: 240 740 747 823     Passcode: KWrXyV. Join by phone: Call in (audio only): +1 213-357-4434 Phone Conference ID: 779 464 389#. Visit https://health.bentoncountyor.gov/events/mhaddac-meeting-july-2-2024/ for more info.

LEGO Day in Alsea! Alsea Meeting Room, Alsea Community Library, 19192 Alsea Hwy, Alsea. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. Spend the afternoon building LEGO and DUPLO creations! All ages welcome. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/lego-day-19778 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.

Philomath Evening Book Club. Philomath Meeting Room, Philomath Branch, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The Philomath Evening Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Philomath Community Library. Copies of book club books are available each month at the library; please ask at the front desk. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/philomath-evening-book-club-16712 for more info.

Corvallis Welcome Tour. Courtyard by Marriott Corvallis, 400 Southwest 1st Street, Corvallis. (Starting location.) 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. $15. Visiting Corvallis? New? Here for OSU or OSU start? Let Engage Corvallis welcome you! This captivating walking adventure covers an hour of Corvallis’ most significant and pivotal history. Dynamic storytelling reveals: what Montana has to do with the Willamette Valley being a major agricultural center, what made Pacific Northwest beavers once the most special in the world, why the Oregon Trail became a household name, what it took to establish a town in the 1800s,  how immigrants impacted native Kalapuya, the cause of the biggest financial collapse in the town’s history, how asphalt shaped the town, an unsettling role Corvallis played in WWII, how Corvallis is connected to the Panama Canal, & We look forward to introducing you to Corvallis! Locals: don’t be shy. You’ll also learn a thing or two! Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/corvallis-welcome-tour-tickets-903995263167?aff=oddtdtcreator for more info.

Corvallis Community Band: A Patriotic Concert. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. Join for Corvallis Community Band for their third FREE concert “Patriotic” with guest conductor Mike Merrill on Tuesday July 2, at 7:30pm in Central Park. They hope to see you there! Visit https://c-cband.org/ for more info.

The Corvallis Community Band. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Free. Join at Central Park each week for a fun outdoor concert. Enthusiastic audiences always join these summer celebrations. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic dinner! Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/parksrec/page/corvallis-community-band-0 for more info.

Wednesday, July 3

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-wednesday-market/ for more info.

Board of Commissioners Department Meeting with Directors of Health and Community Health Centers. 9 a.m. Holmes & Shipley Room, Benton County Kalapuya Bldg., 4500 SW Research Way, Corvallis. Visit https://boc.bentoncountyor.gov/events/july-3-2024-board-of-commissioners-department-meeting-with-directors-of-health-and-community-health-centers/ 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://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/spirit-coalescent/ 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 a.m. – 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-18329 for more info.

Philomath Storytime. Philomath Meeting Room, Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free. Children of all ages and their families are invited to join us for an interactive storytime full of books, songs, and music. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/philomath-storytime-17429 for more info.

Comedy with Angel Ocasio. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Free. A bilingual English/Spanish, high energy, very funny one man variety show, for children and families. This wonderfully interactive performance combines physical comedy, jokes, juggling, object balancing, comedy magic and impromptu comedy situations. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/comedy-angel-ocasio-18651 for more info.

Digital Life: Tech Help Lab. 2nd Floor Classroom, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Get free, basic, one-on-one tech help from a library staff member. Bring your computer or device or use one of ours. Library staff can help with basic computer tasks, using social media, managing photos, downloading eBooks and audiobooks, using email, filling out online job applications, and much more. Drop-in anytime during the hour. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/digital-life-tech-help-lab-19745 for more info.

Corvallis Welcome Tour. Courtyard by Marriott Corvallis, 400 Southwest 1st Street, Corvallis. (Starting location.) 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. $15. Visiting Corvallis? New? Here for OSU or OSU start? Let Engage Corvallis welcome you! This captivating walking adventure covers an hour of Corvallis’ most significant and pivotal history. Dynamic storytelling reveals: what Montana has to do with the Willamette Valley being a major agricultural center, what made Pacific Northwest beavers once the most special in the world, why the Oregon Trail became a household name, what it took to establish a town in the 1800s,  how immigrants impacted native Kalapuya, the cause of the biggest financial collapse in the town’s history, how asphalt shaped the town, an unsettling role Corvallis played in WWII, how Corvallis is connected to the Panama Canal, & We look forward to introducing you to Corvallis! Locals: don’t be shy. You’ll also learn a thing or two! Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/corvallis-welcome-tour-tickets-903993929177?aff=ebdsoporgprofile for more info.

Tunes, Brews & BBQ with Summer of Love. Block 15 Brewing Co., 3415 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free. Join for a series of summer music outside on the patio at our Southtown Tap Room location! We have weekly unique BBQ plate specials and desserts* with live music and fresh Block 15 beers for you to enjoy the first four Wednesdays in July. Admission is free. Seating is first come, first serve. They will also have a small area of grass for blankets and lawn chairs. Take a look at the schedule and food specials below! BBQ Special: Memphis Style Baby Back Ribs, Mac & Cheese, Jalapeño Corn Bread & Honey Butter, Watermelon Dessert: Strawberry Watermelon Housemade Popsicle. Visit  https://block15.com/events-1/2024/7/3/tunes-brews-amp-bbq-with-summer-of-love for more info.

Live Music: Cheatgrass. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Join Common Fields for live performance from Cheatgrass. Bluegrass/Folk Rock remixes, and originals. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html for more info.

City of Corvallis: Planning Commission. 6:30 p.m.Virtual. This Planning Commission meeting will be conducted online only. 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_I7lIJWNBQVacPefSeeo5rg. Submit your comments in writing or participate: https://forms.corvallisoregon.gov/Forms/MeetingRegistration. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/advisorygroups-pc/page/planning-commission-21 for more info.

Thursday, July 4

Library Closed. All Branches. All Day. All Library Branches Closed for Independence Day. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/library-closed-47 for more info.

City Offices Closed – Independence Day. All Day. City of Corvallis offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, 2024 for Independence Day. Offices will reopen at 8:00a.m. on Friday, July 5th, 2024. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/community/page/city-offices-closed-independence-day-0 for more info.

Red, White, and Blue Riverfront Festival. Downtown Corvallis, SW 1st St., Corvallis. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Free (Donations Welcome.) Come & Rock the Riverfront with us this Independence Day! Free Event -Donations Welcome. Gates open at 11 AM & the party goes until the Corvallis Jaycees firework show starts at 10pm! Live music by: Jeanne Greg, Terry Robb & Adam Scramstead, Creighton Lindsay Band, Enjoy the Ride, & Ty Curtis. Food Trucks & Beer Garden. Arts & Crafts by local artists. S&K Inflatables is bringing out their bounce houses for the kiddos! Waterfront play fountains are also available to cool off! Visit Red, White, and Blue Riverfront Festival Facebook Event Page 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.

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://bentoncountymuseums.org/exhibits/spirit-coalescent/ for more info.

Red, White and Splash Swim. Osborn Aquatic Center (Pool), 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. $3 – $7. Take a splash at Otter Beach on the Fourth of July. Enjoy music, yard games and free ice cream! All Ages. FREE Ice Cream, paid for by Friends of Corvallis Parks & Recreation! Regular Admission Rates Apply. Thursday, July 4, 1 – 4 pm. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/parksrec/page/red-white-and-splash-swim for more info.

Live Music: Joel Martin. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Join Common Fields for live performance from Joel Martin. Grateful Dead 4th of July Jam. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html for more info.

Do you have a story for The Advocate? Email editor@corvallisadvocate.com