Corvallis Calendar: Wednesday Afternoon to Friday Evening

Wednesday, April 3

Tax Assistance by appointment call 541-602-5829. Basement Board Room, Corvallis Branch, 645 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax help with a focus on older adults with low to moderate income. Tax Assistance is by appointment only. Appointment scheduling begins January 22 at 541-602-5829. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/tax-assistance-appointment-call-541-602-5829-18094 for more info.

Employment Help. 2nd Floor Classroom, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free. Job-seekers and anyone with career and employment questions are invited to drop in to meet with an Employment Specialist from Worksource Oregon. Get free help with: Job Search assistance, Cover letter & resume assistance, Job training and job placement assistance, Interview assistance, Labor market information, and much more! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/employment-help-46 for more info.

Toddler Storytime. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free. Toddler storytime 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-15705 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-17416 for more info.

Leadership Team –Commissioners May Attend. 1:30 p.m. Holmes & Shipley Room, Benton County Kalapuya Bldg., 4500 SW Research Way, Corvallis. Virtual: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84818104373?pwd=UU50Z3h2dy9PTHJlNTVpamgyTHJKQT09,  Zoom Meeting ID: 848 1810 4373; Zoom Passcode: 853558. Listen By Phone: Dial (253) 215-8782, Meeting ID: 848 1810 4373; Passcode: 853558. Visit https://boc.bentoncountyor.gov/events/april-3-2024-leadership-team/ 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-29 for more info.

Build With the Beavs LEGO Club. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Build with fellow LEGO fans and Oregon State University student-athletes! Put your skills to the test with new building challenges each month. LEGO bricks provided. Drop in anytime during the hour. For more information, contact the Youth Reference Desk at 541-766-6794. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/build-beavs-lego-club-10 for more info.

City of Corvallis Planning Commission. 6:30 p.m. Observe the Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gZnxck4_QyuhWika4317aw. Submit Comments: Community members may use the following link to transmit their comments electronically: https://forms.corvallisoregon.gov/Forms/MeetingRegistration. Participate Via live Webinar: Registration must occur by noon the day of the meeting, if you would like to speak during the meeting. Community members may pre-register using this link: https://forms.corvallisoregon.gov/Forms/MeetingRegistration. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/advisorygroups-pc/page/planning-commission-16 for more info.

OSU Science Pub. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Discovering metabolic health through inhibition: Discovering new benefits of existing medications. Speaker Sean Newsom. Visit https://univevnts.eventcube.io/events/58049/science-pub-corvallis for more info.

Thursday, April 4

Board of Commissioners Meeting with Directors of Health Services and Community Health Centers. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Holmes & Shipley Room, Benton County Kalapuya Bldg., 4500 SW Research Way, Corvallis. View Virtually: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NmIwMjgzY2QtZT…, Meeting ID: 239 512 753 531; Passcode: xMbsZT. Visit https://boc.bentoncountyor.gov/events/april-4-2024-commisioners-directors-health-services/ for more info.

CAAB Work Group Meeting – Utility Decarbonization. 10 a.m. The Climate Action Advisory Board (CAAB) Work Group – Utility Decarbonization – will be meeting virtually at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend CAAB meetings. Those who would like to attend may Register and View Virtually: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4ncpiVh4Qnq9SVLJ-ot1kw. Verbal or Written Testimony: Community members who wish to offer verbal or written testimony are encouraged to preregister and email city@corvallisoregon.gov by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting. Visit  https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-caab/page/caab-work-group-meeting-utility-decarbonization for more info.

Preschool Storytime. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free. Preschool storytime is for children 3-5 years old and happens every Thursday from 10:30-11:00 AM. 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-15793 more info.

Monroe Baby Storytime. Monroe Children’s Area, 380 N 5th St, Monroe.  10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Free. Join to read, sing, rhyme and move, followed by free play! Thursdays at 11:00 AM, for ages 0-24 months and their caregivers. 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/monroe-baby-storytime-8 for more info.

Public Seed Library Presentation. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free. Learn how to maximize your garden’s productivity working smarter with the space and materials you have to build and maintain a garden composting system! Intended for beginner and experienced gardeners: Bring your questions to this interactive presentation by Frederick Livingston, former Biointensive Teacher/Farmer at Ecology Action in CA. Sponsored by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/public-seed-library-presentation-18001 for more info.

City of Corvallis Council Work Session. 4 p.m. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. The public may register to watch the meeting live on the internet via this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LUG4jxs8Rd2T_bmgvuT7MA.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend City Council work sessions. This work session will be held in-person and virtually. See the published agenda for work session details and participation instructions. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc/page/council-work-session-96 for more info.

Artist Meetup. The Art Center – Main Gallery, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Join fellow creatives on first Thursdays! All media practices and levels of experience are welcome including (but not limited to), visual, dance, music, and writing. Bring a work-in-progress or completed work to receive feedback, bring a work, or article by someone else to discuss. Ask questions about creative sector business practices. Join a growing community of creatives! Visit https://theartscenter.net/artist-meet-ups/ for more info.

Tap Talk. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. Tap Talks are Ted Talk like presentations from amazing women scientists and experts in our community. Hosted by 500 Women Scientists Corvallis in partnership with Common Fields in Corvallis, OR. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html or 500 Women Scientists Corvallis Facebook Group for more info.

Friday, April 5

Family Storytime. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free. Family Storytime is for children of all ages. 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/family-storytime-15831 for more info.

Teen Advisory Group. 2nd Floor Board Room, Corvallis- Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and have a say in making the library a more awesome place! Be involved in your community and meet new people while helping to plan teen events. We’ll talk books, movies, music, and games, as well as work on team building. Snacks are provided! Apply to join. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/teen-advisory-group-16894 for more info.

Family Fun Night. Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. The night features STEAM activities, art, and games to create a memorable family experience! Ages 2-12. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/parksrec/page/family-fun-night for more info.

Trail Running Film Festival – 2024 Global Tour: A Celebration of Community. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m., Show starts at 7 p.m. Adults $10, age 17 & under free, please purchase tickets in advance. Join event organizers, Heart of the Valley Runners, for The Trail Running Film Festival. The Trail Running Film Festival is a project of Outdoor Arts & Recreation, a Washington State 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Their mission is to celebrate running as a universal practice to explore our collective and individual potential and pursue our wildest dreams. They accomplish this by documenting the culture of trail running, supporting filmmakers and creatives, and hosting events that bring our community together. Trail running Film Festival is committed to promoting inclusivity, adventure, wilderness, art, and diversity across the trail and ultra community. Visit https://trailfilmfest.com/event/corvallis-oregon/?fbclid=IwA… and https://www.facebook.com/events/1567883200420657/ for more info.

A Poetry Open Mic Featuring David Goodrum. Interzone Cafe, 1563 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. On Friday April 5 at 7:30pm, Poetics Corvallis presents a poetry open mic featuring the quirky poems of poet and photographer David A. Goodrum. He will be reading from his first published poetry manuscript, “\ ˈspärs(ˌ)pōˈetə̇ kə \” (Sparse Poetica). We will start with David’s poetry at 7:30pm, with Open Mic to follow. Open Mic signup starts at 7:15pm. Come share poems or poetic prose that you like, by you or by another, on any topic, at our friendly free open mic in the artsy ambience of the InterZone Cafe. Or come to just listen, and let poetry dissolve, at least for a moment, the walls between us all. Visit https://fb.me/e/542K1eDiH for more info.

Monthly Drag @ Common Fields. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. $5 cover. 18+. Common Fields is excited  to bring Drag back for our 3rd year in a row! This year they plan to host a drag dhow every month on the first Friday of the month. They will kick off in April and close the season with an Epic Halloween show on the 31st . Each month Kenxi B. Valentine and all the other amazing Queens and all the other amazing Queens from around Oregon. Each Month Kenzie will bring different performers and showcase some of the most amazing and outlandish outfits and dances you have ever seen! Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html for more info.

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