Events Calendar, February 16 to February 23

Live music, stage, lectures, athletics, government meetings, political debates, protests, marches… the list could go on, but you get the idea, if it’s happening in Corvallis, it’s here.

Have an upcoming event, or need to update info for an event…? Let us know: calendar@corvallisadvocate.com.

Event organizers may make changes without notice to us.

Friday, February 16

Family Storytime. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Branch, 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-15824 for more info.

Music à la Carte: Opus Magnum, classical duo of voice and piano, Nathaniel Kondrat, bass, and Ana Maria Lupu, piano. Memorial Union Building (MU), MU Lounge, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free and Open to all! American bass vocalist Nathaniel Kondrat studied voice at Oregon State University, receiving a B.A. in music in 2008. He went on to receive a master’s degree in music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2011. An enthusiastic recitalist, Kondrat’s repertoire includes Shubert, Schumann, Williams, Beethoven, and Finzi. He was a finalist at the NAATSA singing competition in Orlando, Florida in 2014, and has participated in master classes with Sir Thomas Allen, Nathan Gunn, and Fracois le Roux. Kondrat was accepted into the Acadamie Musicale de Villecroze in 2014 and received a scholarship to work with Stephen Stubbs in the Accademia D’amore. In 2018, he was a prize winner at the Rheinsbert Castle International Competition in Germany, where he now resides. Visit https://events.oregonstate.edu/event/music_a_la_carte_opus_magnum_classical_duo_of_voice_and_piano_nathaniel_kondrat_bass_and_ana_maria_lupu_piano for more info.

C3 GameCon. Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Avenue, Corvallis. 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. $12 – $27. Enjoy two days of cosplay, RPGs, fanart and more on Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17, 2024. Expect multiple cosplay contests, live tabletop gaming, and local vendors. This event is for the community to celebrate all things gaming and RPGs. Learn more and buy tickets ($12-$27). Children as young as 10 may enjoy some aspects of the con but may be limited in participating. Some scheduled games and areas are limited to 14+ due to adventurous content. Open gameplay is open to all. See game session list below for appropriate ages! You must be 14+ to purchase tickets on your own. Parents or guardians may purchase tickets for children 5+. Children 5 and under do not require a ticket. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/c3/page/c3-gamecon for more info and tickets.

City Legislative Committee. 4 p.m. This meeting will be online only. The public may sign up to watch the meeting live on the internet at this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t4j5FZEqRH6F0S-qxz8Jdg. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc/page/city-legislative-committee-61 for more info.

OSU MFA Reading Series. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Branch, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. In partnership with Oregon State University, the MFA Reading Series brings a monthly rotation of literary readings to the library! Each month hear from one Poet, one Fiction Writer, and one Nonfiction Writer currently pursuing an MFA at OSU. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/osu-mfa-reading-series-15887 for more info.

Bingo at the Grange. Willamette Grange Hall 27555 Greenberry Rd., Corvallis. Enjoy a family friendly evening of Bingo $10/10 pack-3 games/page, 50/50 $1 a ticket and games at Willamette Community and Grange Hall. popcorn, sodas. Funds go to help Willamette Grange Hall restoration. Visit https://sustainablecorvallis.org/ for more info.

Live Music: Mule On Fire. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Mule On Fire bring their own particular Northwest weave of blues, folk, jazz, and traditional music. Show starts at 7. Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events for more info.

Singu-hilarity. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $15. From electronic music played on a novel musical instrument to a robotic stand-up comedian headliner, this comedy variety show has everything needed to delight and entertain your inner nerd. Join us for a collision of the spirit of vaudevillian performances of old with the technologies of modern day. Featuring: Music by Valerie Benti, Comedy by Naomi Fitter, Naughty Math by Sarah Hagen, Art by Isaac Paris, Comedy by Jon the Robot, & Music by Chet Udell. Hosted by: Elena Passarello of Live Wire. Visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=7&p=1 for more info.

Corvallis Contra Weekend 2024. Gatton Hall, First United Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis. 5 p.m. $10 – $100. The 2024 Corvallis Contra Weekend is happening February 16 through 18. There will be two bands and two callers. Bands: Riptide Trio and The Fiddle Hellions, Callers: Julian Blechner and Frannie Marr, Sound: Alan Roberts. There will be no gender balancing. Role terms will be Larks (dancer on the left) and Robins (dancer on the right). Covid policy: Negative test at arrival, N95 masks required while dancing. Tickets for the weekend are $100. Visit https://corvallisfolklore.org/home/event/corvallis-contra-weekend-2024/?instance_id=29806 for more info.

No Future. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd st., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $5 – 12. Oregon State University Theatre presents No Future, a new play by Sophie Brown. Tate, a successful 1970s punk rock star meets up with his beloved bandmate, Glenn in the afterlife where the two are given a chance to revisit their shared career and friendship. As they relive moments from the past, they discover their sometimes clashing perspectives on the choices they made. This new play is written, directed, and designed by OSU students and explores the complexity of friendship and art while celebrating the music and spirit of the early punk scene. There is no reserved seating. Food and drink will be available to purchase before showtime. This production is directed by OSU student Miranda Lenore and features an original script written by OSU student Sophie Brown. The cast features OSU students Austin Crowell (Tate Luna), Will Gaston (Glenn Ravager), and Yuri Sokolov (Romona Banks). Tickets are available through presale  starting February 1 and will also be available at the door 30 minutes prior to showtimes. Visit https://events.oregonstate.edu/event/no_future for more info and tickets.

Saturday, February 17

Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. Benton County Fairgrounds, Guerber Hall, 110 SW 53rd Street, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. Outdoor markets in Corvallis and Albany are run by Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Markets. 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. Visit https://corvalliswintermarket.wordpress.com/ for more info.

Art Market. The Gray Lab, 314 SW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Support local artists at the Art Market! A collaborative event between Matchai Designs and Greenhouse Coffee + Plants, this pop-up event offers the ability to shop for artwork from upcoming artists based right here in the Willamette Valley. A raffle will also be taking place at the event. You can find us at The Gray Lab right next door to Greenhouse on February 17th from 10am – 4pm. See you there! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2639814139511747/ for more info.

Polar Plunge Corvallis. Crystal Lake Sports Park & Boat Ramp, 100 SE Fischer Lane, Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Polar Plunge is a fundraiser  directly impacts the lives of Special Olympics Oregon Athletes. By participating you provide 5,000+ Special Olympics Oregon Athletes access to sports, activities, and community. Help raise $90,000 to support Special Olympic athletes in Oregon through the 2024 Polar Plunge! You can help fundraise for the cause once you register. Or just make a donation. Visit https://support.soor.org/event/2024-corvallis-polar-plunge/e505679 for more info.

Government Comment Corner – Councilor Yee. 10 a.m. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Ward 8 Councilor Tracey Yee will host Government Comment Corner in the lobby of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please stop by to say hello and ask your questions about local government. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc/page/government-comment-corner-councilor-yee-3 for more info.

¡Los Cuentos! Bilingual Storytime. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Branch, 645 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. -11 a.m. Free. ¡Los Cuentos! is a bilingual storytime, in Spanish and English, 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/los-cuentos-bilingual-storytime-16828 for more info.

Digital Life: Discover the Library. 2nd Floor Classroom, Corvallis Branch, 645 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis.11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Free. Learn how to download audiobooks and ebooks, stream movies, take an online class, learn a new language, and much more all for free with your library card. Discover the tremendous value your library card has to offer! Please bring your device, library card number, and password/PIN. Digital Life classes on computer and technology topics take place in the 2nd floor classroom. For a full list of classes, visit www.cbcpl.net/digital-life. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/digital-life-discover-library-16808 for more info.

Howland Community Open Reception. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis. 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Celebrate community at the Howland Open reception and awards presentation on February 17, 2024! People’s Choice Awards and this year’s Cherry Picks will be revealed, and free food and drinks will be provided. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/316609831175270/ for more info.

Games Day. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Branch, 645 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library will be highlighting the popularity and power of games and play, monthly on the third Saturday of each month through April 2024. Join the Corvallis-Benton County Library for Games Day beginning on Saturday, February 17th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room and continuing monthly on the 3rd Saturday of the month through April (Feb. 17, Mar. 16, and Apr. 20). A wide variety of board games, card games, and video games for all ages will be free to play on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees may drop in at any time during the event to try new games, play old favorites, or simply watch all of the fun. Examples of games that will be available include classic favorites such as Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, and Checkers; new standards such as Settlers of Catan, Forbidden Island, Apples to Apples, and Pandemic; and various video games for consoles such as Nintendo Switch. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/games-day-16819 for more info.

Corvallis Contra Weekend 2024. Gatton Hall, First United Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis. 5 p.m. $10 – $100. The 2024 Corvallis Contra Weekend is happening February 16 through 18. There will be two bands and two callers. Bands: Riptide Trio and The Fiddle Hellions, Callers: Julian Blechner and Frannie Marr, Sound: Alan Roberts. There will be no gender balancing. Role terms will be Larks (dancer on the left) and Robins (dancer on the right). Covid policy: Negative test at arrival, N95 masks required while dancing. Tickets for the weekend are $100. Visit https://corvallisfolklore.org/home/event/corvallis-contra-weekend-2024/?instance_id=29806 for more info.

Murder on the 518. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. 7 p.m. $13 – $16. Red-eye travelers on the westbound 518 are in for a surprise when first one passenger, and then another, mysteriously drop dead right before their eyes — and just as the train is halted by a rock slide in an isolated canyon. Because the pair appears to have been poisoned, anyone and everyone in the train dining car is a suspect! This family-friendly mystery is sure to keep the audience guessing right up until the train pulls into the station. Hold on tight — Murder on the 518 is quite the ride! Rated: G. Visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=221232 for more info.

Willamette Valley Symphony. Ashbrook Independent School, 4045 SW Research Way, Corvallis. 7 p.m. $18 – $20. Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B, Op. 104 will feature soloist Jason Duckles and the orchestra will also perform Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7. Visit https://wvsymphony.ticketleap.com/from-darkness-to-light/ for more info.

No Future. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd st., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $5 – 12. Oregon State University Theatre presents No Future, a new play by Sophie Brown. Tate, a successful 1970s punk rock star meets up with his beloved bandmate, Glenn in the afterlife where the two are given a chance to revisit their shared career and friendship. As they relive moments from the past, they discover their sometimes clashing perspectives on the choices they made. This new play is written, directed, and designed by OSU students and explores the complexity of friendship and art while celebrating the music and spirit of the early punk scene. There is no reserved seating. Food and drink will be available to purchase before showtime. This production is directed by OSU student Miranda Lenore and features an original script written by OSU student Sophie Brown. The cast features OSU students Austin Crowell (Tate Luna), Will Gaston (Glenn Ravager), and Yuri Sokolov (Romona Banks). Tickets are available through presale  starting February 1 and will also be available at the door 30 minutes prior to showtimes. Visit https://events.oregonstate.edu/event/no_future for more info and tickets.

Sunday, February 18

Table Top Game Day. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. All day. Sundays are game days at Common Fields. Come join Common Fields and play board games, table top games, card games, and even D&D campaigns. $1 off drinks if playing a table top game. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/recurring-events.html for more info.

Care Clinic: Low Cost Vax & Track Clinic. Heartland Humane Shelter & Care, 398 SW Twin Oaks Cr., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. $10 – $15. Let Heartland Humane Shelter help with basic care for your companion so they can stay where they belong – with you! Join for the 2024 Care Clinics to get affordable microchips and vaccinations (cats and dogs) and spay/neuter (cats only). Visit https://heartlandhumane.org/care-clinics/ for more info.

Local Hikes in Corvallis w/ Maureen. Bald Hill, Meet at CMLC, 2638 NW Jackson Ave, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free. Join for the first-ever Hiking Group at Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center. Meet at the CMLC Parking Lot (2638 NW Jackson Ave) to carpool. Families are warmly welcomed. Dress for the weather. Visit https://cmlcenter.org/ for more info.

Murder on the 518. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis. 3 p.m. $13 – $16. Red-eye travelers on the westbound 518 are in for a surprise when first one passenger, and then another, mysteriously drop dead right before their eyes — and just as the train is halted by a rock slide in an isolated canyon. Because the pair appears to have been poisoned, anyone and everyone in the train dining car is a suspect! This family-friendly mystery is sure to keep the audience guessing right up until the train pulls into the station. Hold on tight — Murder on the 518 is quite the ride! Rated: G. Visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=221232 for more info.

Willamette Valley Symphony. Ashbrook Independent School, 4045 SW Research Way, Corvallis. 4 p.m. $18 – $20. Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B, Op. 104 will feature soloist Jason Duckles and the orchestra will also perform Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7. Visit https://wvsymphony.ticketleap.com/from-darkness-to-light/ for more info.

Corvallis Contra Weekend 2024. Gatton Hall, First United Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis. 5 p.m. $10 – $100. The 2024 Corvallis Contra Weekend is happening February 16 through 18. There will be two bands and two callers. Bands: Riptide Trio and The Fiddle Hellions, Callers: Julian Blechner and Frannie Marr, Sound: Alan Roberts. There will be no gender balancing. Role terms will be Larks (dancer on the left) and Robins (dancer on the right). Covid policy: Negative test at arrival, N95 masks required while dancing. Tickets for the weekend are $100. Visit https://corvallisfolklore.org/home/event/corvallis-contra-weekend-2024/?instance_id=29806 for more info.

Monday, February 19

Library Closed. All Benton County Branches. All day. All Library Branches Closed for President’s Day. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/library-closed-19 for more info.

City Offices Closed – President’s Day. All Day. City of Corvallis offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024 for President’s Day. Offices will reopen at 8:00a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/community/page/city-offices-closed-presidents-day-0 for more info.

Climate Change Committee Meeting. 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The Climate Change Committee has a regular meeting on the third Monday of the month at 2 pm.  Email Committee Chair for Zoom link. Visit https://lwvcorvallis.org/event/climate-change-committee-meeting-2/ for more info.

Tuesday, February 20

Benton County Board of Commissioners: Tuesday Board Meeting. 9 a.m. Holmes & Shipley Room, Benton County Kalapuya Bldg., 4500 SW Research Way, Corvallis. Atten via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86507579359?pwd=NMu1yaCbVl3QAn4rnvXRKjJfbUlgcr.1 Zoom Meeting ID: 865 0757 9359; Zoom Passcode: 374319. Listen Via Phone: Dial (253) 215-8782 Meeting ID: 865 0757 9359; Zoom Passcode: 374319. Visit https://boc.bentoncountyor.gov/events/february-20-2024-tuesday-board-meeting/ for more info.

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-541-602-5829-18084 for more info.

Infant Storytime. Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free. 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-15585 for more info.

Little Listeners Storytime at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Large Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 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-69 for more info.

Gearing up for Gardening. Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Free. ‘We Can Also Grow Citrus!’ Kneque Chaffin, Home Grown Gardens. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/gearing-gardening-15976 for more info.

LEGO Day. Philomath Meeting Room, Philomath Branch, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. Spend the afternoon building LEGO, DUPLO and K’NEX creations! All ages welcome. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/lego-day-25 for more info.

City Council Executive Session. 5:15 p.m. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. The Council will meet in Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2)(e) (status of real property transaction). Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc/page/city-council-executive-session-74 for more info.

City Council Meeting. 6 p.m. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd. Corvallis. The public may register to watch the meeting live on the internet via this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MV5tTKZ_QIS_jRksyOdiiw. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend City Council meetings. This meeting will be held in-person and virtually. See the published agenda for meeting details and participation instructions. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc/page/city-council-meeting-87 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.

Wednesday, February 21

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-541-602-5829-18085 for more info.

Toddler Storytime. Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free. 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-15699 for more info.

Philomath Storytime. Philomath Meeting Room, Philomath Meeting Room, 1050 Applegate St, Philomath. 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Free. Children and families are invited to join our all-ages storytime at the Philomath Community Library. The library will share short stories, songs, and rhymes. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/philomath-storytime-17410 for more info.

Wednesday Noon Book Club. Philomath Meeting Room, 1050 Applegate St, Philomath. 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Free. The Philomath Noon Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month at the Philomath Community Library. Copies of book club books are available each month at the library; please ask at the front desk. Please contact the Philomath Community Library at 541-929-3016 or email petra.gavin@corvallisoregon.gov for more information. The June 2024 meeting will be held on the second Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/wednesday-noon-book-club-16696 for more info.

Digital Life: Tech Help Lab. 2nd Floor Classroom, Corvallis Branch, 645 NW Monroe Avenue, 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-26 for more info.

Corvallis Library Book Club. 2nd Floor Board Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Club is open to everyone! Meet to discuss fiction and nonfiction every third Wednesday of the month, though this club will be on hiatus over the summer and will start up again in the fall.  See https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/book-club/ for a list of the books being read. Email askalibrarian@corvallisoregon.gov to sign up and get links to the meetings. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/corvallis-library-book-club-15874 for more info.

Live Music Wednesdays: Michelle Dedman. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Free. Join Common Fields for the winter season and enjoy live music in their taproom. These live events are for all ages, have no cover, and will feature solo artists/small bands. Jazz and Old-time classic standards. Solo performer Electric guitar and vocals.Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com/events.html for more info.

All The Way Open Mic Comedy. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. Open Mic Comedy hosted by Terry Geil! Sign-up starts at 7:30, comedy starts at 8! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events for more info.

Thursday, February 22

Preschool Storytime. Main Meeting Room, 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-15788 more info.

Monroe Baby Storytime. Monroe Children’s Area, 380 N 5th St, Monroe. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Free. Join the Monroe Community Library 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-3 for more info.

Public Seed Library Presentation: Starting and Growing Peppers &Tomatoes. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Branch, 645 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Free. Late February to early March is the time to start peppers and tomatoes indoors! Come learn how to grow strong starts, when and how to transplant them, and how to grow a stellar crop with BCMG Meleah Ashford & Jennifer Klammer. Take home free seeds to start now! Sponsored by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Search for ‘Public Seed Library’ to see all related events. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/public-seed-library-presentation-16865 for more info.

Greenbelt Land Trust 35th  Annual Meeting. First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Greenbelt Land Trust community will gather for the 35th Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 22nd, at 6 pm in the Dennis Hall Community Center at 1st Presbyterian, 114 SW 8th St, Corvallis. Our keynote speaker is James Cassidy, who will give us a fascinating look at the world of soil. Enjoy light refreshments, conversation, and hear from Greenbelt staff about Greenbelt’s big year in 2023 and look ahead to 2024. The Volunteer and Partners of the Year, and Charles Ross Award winners will be celebrated, and then reflect on everything that this community makes possible. Masks are not required, but welcome at this event. Visit https://greenbeltlandtrust.org/event/greenbelt-land-trust-35th-annual-meeting/ for more info.

School Board Special Meeting. Lincoln Elementary School, 110 SE Alexander Ave, Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. All school board meetings, work sessions, and retreats are open to the public, but executive sessions are not open to the public. Times and locations are subject to change. Extra meetings are sometimes scheduled, and types of meetings sometimes change. Current meeting announcements and agendas are posted on this website and official notice is posted at the school district administrative offices. The agenda can be found at: https://www.csd509j.net/about-us/school-board/school-board-meetings/. Visit https://www.csd509j.net/calendar/ for more info.

Live Music: Sarah Saul’s Jazz Jam. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Sarah Saul’s Jazz Jam every fourth Thursday at the Old World Deli! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events for more info.

Newsies: The Broadway Musical. CSD Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Avenue, Corvallis. 7 p.m. $8 – $15. Despite being set during the late 1800s, Newsies manages to remain as important as ever for audiences as it puts in the spotlight those who stand up for themselves while not letting big business owners kick them around. especially since industrial action has become part of our regular lives; the coming-of-age tale has a universal appeal for people of all ages.Visit https://csdtheaters.com/ & https://csdtheaters.com/buy-tickets/ for more info.

Ecology Tap Talk: SOIL! Common Fields, 545 Southwest 3rd Street, Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Grab your favorite beverage and join Marys River Watershed Council (MRWC) for our February Ecology Tap Talk, featuring a presentation by James Cassidy, soil scientist and instructor at Oregon State University. MRWC’s monthly Ecology Tap Talks take place on the third Thursday of each month at Common Fields in downtown Corvallis (in their heated indoor or covered outdoor areas), and 10% of food and beverage sales support MRWC’s environmental education and restoration work in the Marys River watershed. NOTE: Tickets are not required for this FREE event! Plan to arrive early to get seats and, if desired, order food and beverages. Talk starts at 6PM. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ecology-tap-talk-soil-tickets-790619513247 for more info.

Friday, February 23

Bourbon Month: Winter Warmup. Block 15’s Brewery & Taproom, 300 SW Jefferson Ave. & 3415 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis. Warm yourself up with specialty hot bourbon cocktails, food, and dessert specials! As part of the event, Block 15 is planning with Vina Moses Center. Drop off gently used or new winter clothing to donate to those going through hardship in our community. Visit https://block15.com/bourbon-month-2024 for more info.

Family Storytime. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Branch, 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-15825 for more info.

Teen Movie Night. Main Meeting Room, Corvallis Branch, 645 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis. 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free, Registration Required. Join the Corvallis-Benton County Library for a showing of the brand new hunger games movie: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (rated PG-13)! Runtime is 2 hours and 45 min. Snacks will be provided! This is a free event for teens in grades 6-12. Registration is recommended to secure your spot, but not required! Drop ins are welcome. NOTE: since the movie runs past the library’s regular close-time, all teens must turn in a permission form signed by a parent or guardian to participate. Permission forms will be available at the library at the Youth Desk as well as at the event. Forms may also be printed. Once submitted, the permission form is good for the entire school year. Registration for this event will close on February 23, 2024 @ 4:00pm. Allowed Grades: 6th Grade to 12th Grade. Limited Seating. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/teen-movie-night-17676 for registration and more info.

Live Music: Terry Robb with Adam Scramstad. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St, Corvallis. 7 p.m. $15. Join us for an evening with Terry Robb and Adam Scramstad live at the Old World Center! $15 at the door. Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com/#Events for more info.

Newsies: The Broadway Musical. CSD Theater, 1400 NW Buchanan Avenue, Corvallis. 7 p.m. $8 – $15. Despite being set during the late 1800s, Newsies manages to remain as important as ever for audiences as it puts in the spotlight those who stand up for themselves while not letting big business owners kick them around. especially since industrial action has become part of our regular lives; the coming-of-age tale has a universal appeal for people of all ages.Visit https://csdtheaters.com/ & https://csdtheaters.com/buy-tickets/ for more info.

Chamber Music Corvallis: Marian Anderson String Quartet. First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th Street, Corvallis. 6:45 p.m. $35 – $150. The critically acclaimed all-female ensemble has performed at presidential inaugurations, the Library of Congress and more, making history in 1991 when they won the International Cleveland Quartet Competition – the first African American ensemble to win a classical music competition. Their rich program presents works reflecting on the theme of enslavement, beginning with “At the Purchaser’s Option with Variations” by MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, Grammy Award winner and musical polymath Rhiannon Giddens through a suite by Jonathan McNair composed for the story of the underground railroad and pieces written in honor of the quartet’s namesake, before leading organically into a performance of Dvorak’s beloved “American” Quartet. Visit https://chambermusiccorvallis.org/ for more info.

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