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Thursday, apr. 18

Toddler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for toddlers ages 2-3 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Corvallis Meditation Circle of Self Realization Fellowship. 761 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. Sunday 10 a.m. and Thursday 7 p.m. Free. Founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. For info, visit: corvallismeditation.org/.

Tie-Dye for SAAM. Student Experience Center Plaza (SEC Plaza), 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 11 a.m. Free. Tie-dye shirts in blue and teal to support Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Groups will also be tabling. Visit https://tbtn.oregonstate.edu/about-saam for more info.

Impact Studio Session. Memorial Union Building (MU), 215 – Thought Lab, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free. First session of a series being offered every three months to discuss the active initiatives in our portfolio and broader topics relating to how to lead adjacent innovation inside of Oregon State and other successful institutions. Bring your questions, ideas and suggestions, and your brown bag lunch! Contact jesse.mraz@oregonstate.edu for more info.   

CEOAS Geology & Geophysics Seminar – Jonathan Delph. Burt Hall, 193, 2651 SW Orchard Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. Probing the architecture of a lithospheric-scale magma plumbing system: the Puna Plateau, by Jonathan Delph, Rice University (now at University of Oregon). Free and open to the public. Visit https://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/research/gg/seminars/ for more info.

Read With the Beavs. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. Younger children can practice their reading with a student-athlete from Oregon State University! Bring a book of your own or choose one here at the library. Contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794 for more information. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Council Work Session. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend City Council meetings. Members of the community wishing to offer comment in advance on topics appearing on any City Council agenda are encouraged to use the public input form at www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicinput.

Youth Game Day. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:30 p.m. Free. Drop-in family board game time! Youth 18 and under, and their caregivers, are invited to play board games at the library on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6pm. Games provided. Caregivers with young children must remain in the game room for supervision. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Electric Vehicles 101. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 5:00 p.m. Free. Forth is a non-profit located in Portland that works to advance electric, shared and autonomous transportation. . The EV 101 presentation is a quick intro about electric cars but will also include information about federal and local rebates, electric scooters and answer questions about them.  An electric car and scooters will be on site for individuals to take a look at after the presentation. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

April Business After Hours: The Arts Center. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5 p.m. Free. Join Corvallis Chamber of Commerce for Their April Business After Hours hosted by The Arts Center! Visit http://www.corvallischamber.com/ for more info.

It Happened Here-Sexual Assault in College Documentary. Owen Hall, 103, 1501 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Student filmmaker Keana Pigg documents experiences of violence on the Oregon State University Campus. The documentary will be followed up with a panel discussion. Hosted by Keana Pigg and SARC. Visit https://tbtn.oregonstate.edu/about-saam for more info.

Parks, Natural Areas and Recreation Advisory Board. 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. The public is invited and welcome to attend these monthly meetings. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-pnrab for more info.

2019 OSU College of Science Nobel Prizes in Science Talks. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. While the Nobel Prizes in science attract public attention in a way that no other scientific award does, what do they mean and what role do the Nobel-winning discoveries play in shaping our world? During a special evening of inspiration, scientists at Oregon State University will explore the 2018 Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and Physiology/Medicine and the exciting scientific advances they represent. Contact science@oregonstate.edu for more info.  

Santiam Brewing Beer Bingo. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. $4. Beer from the North! Brewed with water from the mighty Santiam River (we actually can’t confirm this). $4 pints all day. And Come play Beer Bingo (6-8pm) for Santiam and Bombs swag! (Who doesn’t love free stuff?) Come celebrate local brew and have a good time. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.

Appalachian Old Time Music Jam. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Thursday, April 18. Live music at the Appalachian old time music jam, hosted by the Feral Chicken Stringband.  Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 to 9 pm.  For information:  lunaj@peak.org.

Imagine Open Mic. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare. Visit https://imaginecoffee.net/ for info.                                      

Friday, apr. 19

Preschool Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for preschoolers ages 4-5 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.

Music a la Carte. Oregon State University, Memorial Union Lounge, MU, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Fridays. 12 p.m. Free. Music a la Carte, a free, lunch-hour concert series, has been a tradition at Oregon State University since 1969. The concerts take place in the beautiful Memorial Union Lounge, most Fridays during fall, spring, and winter terms, beginning at 12 p.m. and lasting for approximately 45 minutes. They feature a variety of OSU music ensembles, faculty and student musicians, as well as regional, national and international guest artists. Visit mu.oregonstate.edu/main/ music-la-carte. 

David Greenberg: Violin, Bach Meets Cape Breton. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12:00 p.m. Free. Bach Meets Cape Breton: violin and fiddle music performance and explanation of Baroque and Scottish styles. Questions and discussion welcome. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Movie Matinees at the Senior Center. Albany Senior Center. 489 NW Water Ave., Albany. 12:30 p.m. Free. For information call: 541-917-7760.  

Teen Library Advisors. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:30 p.m. Free. Teen advisors, or members of the Society for the Prevention of Boredom in Teens, meet monthly to plan teen events, as well as give input on teen spaces, and teen materials. Teens in middle and high school may apply to become members. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.  

Teen Takeover: GAME CON. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Teens takeover the library every third Friday of the month from 6:30-9pm. Snacks and materials provided. Open to teens in middle and high school. This month, join in a Game Con, featuring a wide variety of games in a lot of formats – come ready to play! This is an after-hours event, starting after the library has closed. Doors will open at 6:25pm; enter through Monroe Ave library doors, across from Central Park. Signed permission form required for all after-hours teen events. Available at library youth desk or at event. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Joe Jangles. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare. Visit https://imaginecoffee.net/ for info.

Singu-hilarity: A Robot Comedy Variety Show. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. $10. Robots are becoming more present in our everyday lives, but almost no one has seen robots like this before…join Jon the Robot (a robotic stand-up comedian) and some of our favorite nerdy, scientific, and autonomous performers for an evening of comedy, music, dance, and visual art. Acts will include stand-up comedy from Jon the Robot, Naomi Fitter of Oregon State’s CoRIS Institute, Ginger the Robot, Sarah Hagen of Oregon State’s Math Department, and The Irrelevant Podcast. Musical performances from the SpiderHarp and dance performances from the robot aquarium will help to keep the evening lively and vibrant. In the mood for even more robots after the show? We’ll also showcase some of our favorite robot artists in The Majestic Theatre’s art gallery during the week of April 15th.Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info. 

True Life Trio. Troubadour Music Center, 521 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 8 p.m. $10. Featuring the powerful vocal talents of three dynamic performers whose musical collaboration was forged in Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, this Bay Area–based trio delves deep into a vast array of folk music that lends itself to three-part vocal harmony, massaging and expanding the boundaries of these traditional styles. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/290825558254202/ for more info. 

Fresh Track. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 p.m. $5. Come out and catch Fresh Track’s debut performance in Corvallis, Oregon at Bombs Away! Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.   

Sol Seed. DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 p.m. $10. Sol Seed (Eugene, OR) returns to Corvallis hitting DeMaggio’s for their first time! Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for more info. 

Saturday, apr. 20

Earth Day of Service. Student Experience Center Plaza (SEC Plaza), 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. The Earth Day of Service focuses on social connection and bridge building between OSU students, faculty, and staff and Corvallis area community agencies, completing environmental conservation and restoration service projects aimed at addressing community need, and economically allowing community agency resources to go farther through the utilization of volunteer energy, time, and talents. Visit https://sli.oregonstate.edu/cce/earthday for more info. 

Bi-Annual Cellared Beer Release. Corvallis Brewing Supply, 119 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. Free. Corvallis Brewing Supply has a 10-year beer cellaring program where they stash cool beers for up to 10 years and release them for your beer drinking enjoyment! These beers have not seen the light of day since they left the brewery. Most of the stash is in the 3-7 year span so what Corvallis Brewing Supply pulls out will be great drinking now or worthy of a few more years in your cellar. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/499850273861908/ for more info.  

History of Fitton Green. Fitton Green natural Area, NW Panorama Drive, Corvallis. 9 a.m. Free. Explore the cultural history of his landscape, the formation of this property into a natural area, and the current management and vision for the site. Hear from Greenbelt Land Trust staff, Al Kitzman (retired) from Benton County Natural Areas and Parks, and resident historian Phil Hays from Alliance for Recreation and Natural Areas. Learn about the fascinating history of this iconic property, which was the first landscape to be protected by what is now Greenbelt Land Trust. This walk will follow the Allen Throop Loop Trail, an easily accessible trail with panoramic views that is just under one mile. Registration is required. Register online at http://greenbeltlandtrust.org/event/history-of-fitton-green-outing-30-years-series/.  

Corvallis Farmers Market. 1st Street & Jackson Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9am to 1pm, April through November, on First Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue, in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning! Enjoy live music, occasional street dances, special events booths and more, plus shop for the best locally produced vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meats and more. The Saturday Corvallis Farmers Market has a changing lineup of 50 to 70 vendors per week, and the Wednesday market usually offers 20 to 30 vendors. Early market weeks feature spring raab and many other greens, potatoes and other storage vegetables, radishes, fresh turnips, carrots, rhubarb, preserved foods, honey, eggs, meat, poultry, and cheese, plus nursery plants and cut flowers. On the other extreme, the last market on Wednesday, Nov. 27, will feature much of what will be on Thanksgiving tables the next day. Visit http://locallygrown.org/ for more info.     

Government Comment Corner – Councilor Struthers. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 a.m. Free. Ward 9 Councilor Andrew Struthers will host!  Please stop by to ask questions and provide comments about Corvallis City government. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Earth Day at The Thyme Garden. The Thyme Garden, 20546 Alsea Hwy, Alsea. 10 a.m. Free. Celebrate Earth Day at the Thyme Garden’s annual celebration! Enjoy kids’ activities, exciting forest walks, a garden herb walk, an Earth Factoid Scavenger Hunt in the garden, and more. Herbal refreshments and food will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit https://www.thymegarden.com/Events for more info.    

Family Music Fun. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Family music and movement program for kids under 12 years of age and their families. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Planet Palooza Earth Day Celebration. Eric Scott McKinley Skate park, 645 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free. Planet Palooza is a celebration with art, music, and activities that show our appreciation of our natural resources in Corvallis and our planet. Festivities will begin at noon with the annual Planet Palooza Parade, followed by music, art, activities, environmental booths and more. All ages are welcome. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/parksrec for more info.  

BLAQ Professional Athlete Panel. CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Ballroom, 725 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 3 p.m. Free. On Sat., April 20, former Beavers and other BLAQ professional athletes will speak about sports, equality, education, and transitioning into new careers. Featured panelists include former Beavers, NBA All-Star/Blazer Steve Johnson and Super Bowl Champion Josh Andrews, as well as MLB All-Star Gary Matthews Jr. and WNBA Champion Kara Braxton. Program begins after the spring football game from 3-4:30 p.m. in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center Ballroom. Limited tickets available atblaqathlete.eventbrite.com. For questions, contact dorian.smith@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-4181. 

Guitar Masala. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a night of tunes new and old, fabulous coffee, tea, and light fare. Visit https://imaginecoffee.net/ for info.

The Majestic Eight. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. $8. The Majestic Playwright’s Lab presents THE MAJESTIC EIGHT, a Festival of 10-Minute Plays featuring eight original works by the winners of our 2018 statewide play competition. Come see the premiere performance of eight excellent plays brought to life by a talented ensemble of local actors. The plays will be directed by local directors Leigh Matthews Bock and Mary Jeanne Reynales. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.  

2019 Earth Ball. Sky High Brewing and Pub, 160 NW Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $20. Join the Corvallis Environmental Center and Sky High Brewing for their annual Earth Day celebration and party with a purpose! Enjoy live music from Space Neighbors, local libations, amazing raffle giveaways, tasty treats, and more. Earth-inspired, flora, fauna, or eco-outfits, costumes, and masks are strongly encouraged. Visit http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/earthball/ for more info.  

Wolves At War, Animalingo, and Acting Captain. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:00 p.m. $5. Come out to Bombs Away on 4/20 to celebrate the PNW’s favorite holiday with some killer Oregon rock bands! Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.

Tarts at the bar- Reefer Madness Edition. DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $8. Tart of the Valley Burlesque Presents the Reefer Madness Edition of Tarts at the Bar at Dimaggio’s Pizza on April 20th 2019. Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for more info.                  

Sunday, apr. 21

Corvallis Meditation Circle of Self Realization Fellowship. 761 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. Sunday 10 a.m. and Thursday 7 p.m. Free. Founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. For info, visit: corvallismeditation.org/.

Ecstatic Dance with DJ Baron von Spirit. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2 St., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sundays. We dance together every Sunday morning. Except during the summer months, when it’s every other week. For more info Visit www.ecstaticdancecorvallis.com

Productivity Sit-Ins. Coffee Culture, 1195 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free. Every Sunday come work with and get to know fellow women of color at Oregon State University! 

Jackson-Frazier Wetland Walk. Jackson-Frazier Wetland, Lancaster St., Corvallis. 1 p.m. Free. In celebration of Native Plant Appreciation Week, join leaders Dan Luoma and Joyce Eberhart for a stroll through the Jackson-Frazier Wetland. The natural area trail is a boardwalk and the walk is wheelchair accessible. Meet your guides in the parking area for Jackson-Frazier at the north end of Lancaster Street in Corvallis. Dress for the weather. This is a free event open to the public but please leave your furry friends at home. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2132404956841575/ for more info. 

Contact Improv Jam. Downtown Dance, 223 NW 2 St., Corvallis. 4-6 p.m. Suggested donation $10. The (every 2nd and 4th) Sunday CI Jam is a time to practice the art of improvisation, exploring the endless possibilities of moving while in contact (or not). Feel the play of gravity, support, weight, counterbalance, and downright playfulness in solo, duet, or large group improvisation. For more info, find us on Facebook: Corvallis Contact Improvisation.  

7th Annual Ettihad Cultural Festival. Ettihad Cultural Center (SEC 380), 2301 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 5 p.m. Free. Join the Ettihad Cultural Center to celebrate the 7th Annual Ettihad Cultural Festival, featuring over 15 countries from South, Southwestern and Central Asia and Northern Africa. Tour the various cuisines, languages, performances, and clothes of this culturally diverse region, all for free. There will be food, music, performances, henna, calligraphy and more. 

Pistol Club. Anderson and Keeling Memorial Target Range, McAlexander Fieldhouse, 1800 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 6 p.m. $5. Learn firearms safety and how to shoot bullseye pistol! If it is your first visit to Pistol Club this academic year, please bring $5 for the mandatory orientation and safety training and your OSU ID. Orientation and safety training begins at 6:00PM (note there is a limit to the number of trainees per night for safety reasons and please be on time…or better yet early). For members who have been trained this academic year, the range generally opens about 7:00-7:30PM once training is finished. We are located at the Anderson & Keeling Memorial Target Range on the south-east corner of McAlexander Fieldhouse. We hang a sign that is visible when walking from the north on the Kerr Admin side. Please visit our website for important information about Pistol Club including a map to the range: http://osupistol.org. 

Monday, apr. 22

Tween Code Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. Tweens can meet with a professional coder monthly to explore coding through game design using Scratch and CS First. Free. Open to tweens in 4-6th grades. Snacks and supplies provided; tweens are welcome to bring their own laptops if they want. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

CEOAS Student Seminar – Katie Darr, Mike Gunnels, Michael Harrison. Burt Hall, 193, 2651 SW Orchard Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. Deep sea and me by Katie Darr; Earthquakes and tomography in the Caucasus mountains of Azerbaijan by Mike Gunnels; Isotopic and hydrochemical composition of source waters in urban watershed, Portland, OR by Michael Harrison. Free and open to the public. Visit https://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/research/gg/seminars/ for more info. 

Cannabis Awareness Campaign Focus Group. Memorial Union Building (MU), 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. Student Health Services is recruiting students of all genders and across all academic years for a cannabis awareness campaign focus group. In the focus group, students will be asked questions about their use of cannabis and how effective marketing materials for the campaign are. Students will attend a 1 hour focus group on either April 22nd or April 24th at 4 pm in the MU and receive a $15 credit to their Orange Rewards account for their participation. You will be notified if you have been selected to participate in the focus groups. Click this link to fill out the short survey: https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eDUL6UhkD5synrf.  Any questions can be forwarded to Abigail.essinger@oregonstate.edu or Ciara.geoghegan@oregonstate.   

Resilience Gallery Walk. Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, 2695 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 5 p.m. Free. Women of color and marginalized people of color experience sexual assault and violence at different rates compared to other groups. We want to showcase the resilience, self-empowerment, but also the true realities through a visual platform. Hosted by Alphi Pi Omega. Visit https://tbtn.oregonstate.edu/about-saam for more info. 

Imagine Corvallis Action Network. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:00 p.m. Free. ICAN is charged with the development and management of the Imagine Corvallis 2040 Community Action Plan, which is the implementing document for the Imagine Corvallis 2040 Vision. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-ican for more info.  

What do the Nobels Mean? Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. While the Nobel Prizes enthrall us all year after year, decade after decade, most of us never get a chance to grasp the exciting advances of these prestigious prizes. Join us for an evening of inspiration featuring the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics, chemistry and physiology/medicine with three Oregon State University science professors. Come learn about these extraordinary discoveries and the vital role they play in improving the human condition.. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Family Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. Free. Songs and stories for kids of all ages and their families. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.

Bryson Skaar. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 p.m. See Bryson Skaar at Imagine Coffee on Mondays. For info, visit: imaginecoffee.net            

Tuesday, apr. 23

MIME Speaks: Toastmasters. OSU: 226 Rogers Hall, 2000 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 a.m. Tuesdays. Improve your public speaking skills and confidence. 

Greeters: Andando. Corvallis Brew Supply, 119 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 8:30 a.m. Free. Join Corvallis Chamber of Commerce for an hour of networking with Andando. Visit http://www.corvallischamber.com/ for more info. 

Going Into Business Seminar. Corvallis Foundry, 257 SW Madison Ave., suite 210, Corvallis. 11:30 a.m. Free. Join In just one session, you’ll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, customers, markets, and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar. Registration is required. Visit http://www.corvallischamber.com/ for more info.

Wiggly Wobbler Storytime. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 10 a.m. Free. Come to Philomath Community Library for songs, finger plays, books, and movement! Each week they will share ideas that can be used at home and explore early literacy concepts. Babies and wobblers ages 0-24 months are welcome with a parent or caregiver. (Older siblings are also welcome.) Following storytime they offer play time with baby toys and music. Storytimes are hosted in the Philomath Community Library Meeting Room. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Visit http://www.philomathevents.com/ for more info.

Sing-A-Long. Chintimini Senior & Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Free. Join this musical group and sing the old songs with friends! The group is free, but registration is required. Contact, chelsea.chytka@corvallisoregon.gov for more info.

Infant Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes for infants ages 0-12 months. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Physics of Oceans & Atmospheres Seminar – John Abatzoglou. Burt Hall, 193, 2651 SW Orchard Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. A future of hotter, longer, and more synchronous fire seasons, by John Abatzoglou (University of Idaho). Open to the public. Visit http://www-po.coas.oregonstate.edu/research/seminars/ for more info. 

Transgender Identities and the Police in Nazi Germany – Lecture by Dr. Laurie Marhoefer. Memorial Union Building (MU), Journey Room, 105, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. Before the Nazis came to power, Germany was one of the global centers of trans activism and home to a thriving subculture of people with transgender identities. You could legally change your birth-assigned sex in some German cities even before 1900. The Nazis changed this. They brutally enforced Germany’s law against “cross-dressing.” Yet many trans people seem to have nevertheless found ways to escape the violence, especially if they were not defined as “racial enemies” of the state. This talk looks at transgender activism before 1933 and discusses what happened to trans people under the Nazi State. Part of the George and Dorothy Carson History Lecture Series. Contact buenon@oregonstate.edu for more info.   

King Legacy Advisory Board. Osborn Aquatic Center Conference Room, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 5:15 p.m. Free. The King Legacy Advisory Board was established in 1987 (initially named the Commission for Martin Luther King, Jr.) by Municipal Code Section 1.16.260. Its charge is to celebrate and promote the principles and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the goal of helping Corvallis to become a more inclusive and just community. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-klab for more info.   

Public Works Director Candidates Meet & Greet. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. The Corvallis community is invited to meet the candidates for Public Works Director at an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the Library Main Meeting Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Brief presentations from the candidates will begin at 5:30 p.m. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicworks for more info.  

OSU Authors and Editors Recognition. Autzen House, The Center for the Humanities, 811 SW Jefferson Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. An evening of readings, discussion and a reception honoring a selection of OSU’s authors and book editors. Visit https://leadership.oregonstate.edu/provost/2019-osu-authors-and-editors-recognition. 

Pistol Club. Anderson and Keeling Memorial Target Range, McAlexander Fieldhouse, 1800 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 6 p.m. $5. Learn firearms safety and how to shoot bullseye pistol! If it is your first visit to Pistol Club this academic year, please bring $5 for the mandatory orientation and safety training and your OSU ID. Orientation and safety training begins at 6:00PM (note there is a limit to the number of trainees per night for safety reasons and please be on time…or better yet early). For members who have been trained this academic year, the range generally opens about 7:00-7:30PM once training is finished. We are located at the Anderson & Keeling Memorial Target Range on the south-east corner of McAlexander Fieldhouse. We hang a sign that is visible when walking from the north on the Kerr Admin side. Please visit our website for important information about Pistol Club including a map to the range: http://osupistol.org.

Making Waves: da Vinci Days STEAM Speaker Series 2019. Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 SW Western Blvd., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. The annual da Vinci Days STEAM Speaker Series will offer the public opportunities to explore the art and science of waves, from the depths of the ocean to the haunting tones of a one-of-a-kind musical instrument, and the intersections of art and water. Following the theme of “Making Waves,” the free, family-friendly presentations will be held every Tuesday in April at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 SW Western Blvd. in Corvallis. Each talk will begin at 6 p.m. No registration is necessary. Visit https://www.davincidays.org/ for more info.

Waste Watchers Weekly Meetings. Student Experience Center (SEC), 206, 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Fight the Scourge of Waste with the Waste Watchers! Join the league of the Waste Watchers – using their knowledge of recycling and sustainability they can educate others and fight the scourge of waste! Meetings are Tuesdays 6:30-8pm in 206 Student Experience Center. This term they’re working on our Repair Fairs, Beyond Earth Day booth, and giving Recycle Right presentations! This club is free and open to all. For more information on how you can become a hero, check out their website at http://tiny.cc/wastewatchers.

Log Rolling. Dixon Recreation Center, Dixon Pool, 425 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. $3-$7. Looking to try something new? Come check out log rolling! Aquatics staff will be present to answer questions and provide safety support. No experience is necessary. Key Log Rolling – max 8 participants per session. No registration needed $3 for Students and Members, $5 for OSU Community, $7 for General Public paid day of at Rec Services inside Dixon. Visit http://recsports.oregonstate.edu/ for more info.

Corvallis Community Choir: Winter Rehearsals. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. $50 per term, $15 for students or $5 per week. Tuesdays. Director: Naomi Bennett. Accompanist: Bryson Skaar. This non-audition secular choir is dedicated to spreading joy through singing. Website: www.corvalliscommunitychoir.us. Email: nonandjay1@gmail.com.  

Woodstock, Revisited: A Conversation with Woodstock publicist Rona Elliot and official Woodstock photographer Henry Diltz. LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Rona Elliot has given us intimate looks at the lives of some of rock’s greatest singers, songwriters and performers, including The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and more. As U.S. editor of the recently released “Woodstock 40,” book and boxed set, Elliot conducted dozens of interviews and organized a wealth of stories, hstorical documents and essays about Woodstock. Folk musician and self-taught photographer Henry Diltz’s work has graced more than 200 album covers, as well as books, magazines and galleries worldwide. His stunning stage shots and warm, intimate images of start like Chuck Berry, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, have brought us closer to music’s most familiar faces. Visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/60s-decade-changed-america for more info.                     

Wednesday, apr. 24

Corvallis Farmers Market. 1st Street & Jackson Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9am to 1pm, April through November, on First Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue, in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning! Enjoy live music, occasional street dances, special events booths and more, plus shop for the best locally produced vegetables, fruits, dairy products, meats and more. The Saturday Corvallis Farmers Market has a changing lineup of 50 to 70 vendors per week, and the Wednesday market usually offers 20 to 30 vendors. Early market weeks feature spring raab and many other greens, potatoes and other storage vegetables, radishes, fresh turnips, carrots, rhubarb, preserved foods, honey, eggs, meat, poultry, and cheese, plus nursery plants and cut flowers. On the other extreme, the last market on Wednesday, Nov. 27, will feature much of what will be on Thanksgiving tables the next day. Visit http://locallygrown.org/ for more info.  

Denim Day! Student Experience Center Plaza (SEC Plaza), 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Tabling. activities and an exhibition by the following groups: SARC, Sexual Health, Violence Prevention, Alcohol an other Drugs Prevention, Women’s Center, Sarah’s Place, CARDV, CAPS, College of Forestry, ASOSU, Saferide, Cener for Civic Engagement, Pride Center and SOL LGBTQ+ Multicultural Nework. Visit https://tbtn.oregonstate.edu/about-saam for more info. 

Wobbler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for wobblers ages 2-3 years. Visit, https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.  

Women in Business: Style & Personal Branding in Business. 101 Eat & Drink, 101 NW Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free. Visit http://www.corvallischamber.com for more info.   

Housing Opportunities Action Council. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. The Housing Opportunities Action Council is a partnership between the City of Corvallis and Benton County working to address the root causes of housing affordability and homelessness. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Downtown Fire Station, 400 NW Harrison Blvd. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc for more info. 

Watershed Management Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:15 p.m. Free. Regularly scheduled meeting of the Board which advises City Council on watershed management matters. Meeting materials are available at the link below. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-wmab for more info.

Death Café. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe St., Corvallis. Every Wednesday. First and third Wednesdays 6 p.m., Second and fourth Wednesdays 12 p.m. Got thoughts about mortality? Death Café Corvallis is simply to listen and talk about death. The group’s guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality, and while participants are invited to talk death, the group isn’t a support group, debate society, sales pitch, religious or anti-religious organization, nor does it have a therapeutic agenda. Rather, curious individuals are invited to “drink coffee, eat cake, and discuss death with interesting people.” Join Death Cafe Corvallis, if you like, at https:// www.facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis – contact – deathcafecorvallis@gmail.com – for information. Come talk truth to death. 

Ward 9 Meeting. Osborn Aquatic Center Conference Room, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free.  Councilor Andrew Struthers will host a meeting for the Ward 9 community. The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 24 at Osborn Aquatics Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr. The meeting is open to the public and kids are welcome. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc for info.   

Unearthed: Composers Kristina Dutton & Lisa Schonberg Premiere Original Scores for Smithsonian Archive Butterfly Research Films. Darkside Cinema 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Unearthed: Composers Kristina Dutton & Lisa Schonberg Premiere Original Scores for Smithsonian Archive Butterfly Research Films. The event will include screenings of two short films as well as an artist talk by Dutton and Schonberg. Contact stonebsh@oregonstate.edu for more info.  

Kayak Roll Sessions. Dixon Recreation Center, Dixon Pool, 425 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. $3-$7. Come learn how to perform effective kayak rolls to allow you to quickly right your boat. This class will get you comfortable and prepared to perform kayak rolls at Stevens Pool inside Dixon Recreation Center. No registration needed $3 for Students and Members, $5 for OSU Community, $7 for General Public paid day of at Rec Services. Visit http://recsports.oregonstate.edu/ for more info.

Thursday, apr. 25

Reflecting through Craft. Student Experience Center Plaza (SEC Plaza), 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 9 a.m. Free. Following Take Back the Night, students are invited to walk over to the Craft Center and de-stress/process the events of SAAM and TBTN. Activities include Zine making, watch glass painting and making bomb baths! Snacks and hot drinks will be available. Hosted by the Craft Center. Visit https://tbtn.oregonstate.edu/about-saam for more info.

Toddler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Songs, stories, and rhymes ideal for toddlers ages 2-3 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Corvallis Meditation Circle of Self Realization Fellowship. 761 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. Sunday 10 a.m. and Thursday 7 p.m. Free. Founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. For info, visit: corvallismeditation.org/.   

CEOAS Geology & Geophysics Seminar – Frank Ramos. Burt Hall, 193, 2651 SW Orchard Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. Dating young volcanic rocks at Changbaishan Volcano: Insights from radium isotopes, by Frank Ramos (New Mexico State University). Free and open to the public. Visit https://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/research/gg/seminars/ for more info. 

Youth Game Day. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:30 p.m. Free. Drop-in family board game time! Youth 18 and under, and their caregivers, are invited to play board games at the library on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6pm. Games provided. Caregivers with young children must remain in the game room for supervision. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.   

Climate Action Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:00 p.m. Free. CAAB is charged with helping Corvallis meet the Greenhouse Gas Emissions target set forth in the Corvallis Climate Action Plan (CAP) through implementation of CAP Community Mitigation and Adaptation Actions. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-caab for more info.

Take Back the Night Rally and March. Student Experience Center Plaza (SEC Plaza), 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Take Back the Night is just one event of many during Oregon State University’s recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). It’s the chance to declare as a community that sexual violence will not be tolerated. Visit https://tbtn.oregonstate.edu/about-saam for more info.  

Poetry Night: John Sibley Williams & Anatoly Moloktov. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Metaphysics and social critiques clash and blend in John Sibley Williams’ As One Fire Consumes Another and Anatoly Moloktov’s Synonyms for Silence. As One Fire Consumes Another transcends beyond the boundaries of family, history, country, and beyond the body’s tragedies. It is a collection of surrealist visions and social insights that meet, wrestle, and revitalize with each other in a way that challenges, changes, and impacts readers. Visit https://www.grassrootsbookstore.com/?q=h.calevents for more info. 

Comedy Show + Open Mic. DeMaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. Free. If you think if you or a friend has been diagnosed with comedic talent please sign up for a free trial of stand up, at this local Open Mic. You may be entitled to applause or maybe even hysterical laughter. Please see your local comedy group for details. Visit https://demaggiospizza.com for more info.             

Need something listed here? Email us at calendar@corvallisadvocate.com with the name of your event, volunteer opportunity, peer group, public meeting, art exhibit, live performance, or any other community happenings and include the address, time, and cost, along with a brief description. To be in print by Thursday, submit by midnight Friday of the previous week. Thanks for reading. Take care, Corvallis.

ONGOING

Albany Historic Carousel & Museum. Historic Carousel & Museum, 503 1 Ave., West Albany. Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday & Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There is also a wonderful museum that highlights American carousel history. Visit albanycarousel.com/. 

Beyond Earth Day 2019. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Apr. 19-26.   Beyond Earth Day celebration happening April 19th-26th OSU’s and the Corvallis Community’s long-standing Beyond Earth Day celebration goes beyond the typical Earth Day! Running for a whole week (April 19th-26th) and hosted at a variety of locations, the celebration offers events focused on sustainable earth ecosystems, social progress and justice, and a healthy economy. Whether you’re interested in checking out all the interactive booths at the annual Community Fair, enjoying live music at the Organic Growers Club Hoo Haa, or giving back through the Earth Day of Service, this year’s Beyond Earth Day offers all that and much more! See the full calendar and details at https://tiny.cc/earth-calendar. 

Exhibit at Benton County Museum. Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Museum with collections of geological equipment, quilts & 16mm family movies shot in the 1940s. For info visit, bentoncountymuseum.org/.

Exhibit: Field Burns. Memorial Union Building (MU), Concourse Gallery and Talisman Room, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Every day until May 5. This exhibit was originally displayed in the Broadway Gallery at Portland State University. The works were created with a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission, and were expertly printed, alongside the artist, by the Portland State University College of Art Director of Digital Facilities, Burke Jam, and their Digital Lab Technician, Tom Yang. Many thanks to PSU Professor Emeritus Scott Burns and PSU Professor Emerita of Modern Art History Art Sue Taylor for generously allowing the reprinting of their documentation and to the artist, Patrick Collier, for entrusting us with his work in order to bring it to the Oregon State University community. Visit https://mu.oregonstate.edu/gallery for more info.

Exhibit: 2019 Howland Community Open Exhibition. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday till April 18. Free. Corvallis. Unlike other curated shows at The Arts Center, the Howland Community OPEN Exhibition invites ALL people living in Linn or Benton Counties to show their art. Professionals exhibit alongside youth and the gallery walls are filled with the creativity of over 200 artists.Art making is a valuable means of expression for beginners and seasoned professional artists alike. The exhibit reflects the joy of art-making and the engagement of our community with the visual arts. Awards are given for several categories, including Youth, People’s Choice, 3-Dimensional Works, and Small but Mighty. Visit https://theartscenter.net/open-exhibition/ for more info.

Exhibit: Favorite Subjects by Cherrill Boissonou. Art in the Valley Gallery, 209 Southwest 2nd St., Corvallis. Tuesday-Saturday. Until May 4. 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Free. Artist Cherrill Boissonou enjoys the spontaneity of plein-air painting. Combining travel and art is a perfect fit for someone who loves to be outdoors and exploring new sights. Her impressionistic paintings are done in acrylic paint which, because of quick drying time, also adds a sense of naturalness and freshness to the work. She presents a series of paintings illustrating her travelling the Oregon coast. Visit http://www.artinthevalley.net/ for more info.

Exhibit: Parallels: Making the Avenue of Elms by Erik Sandgren. 440 Strand Agriculture Hall, Oregon State University, 170 SW Waldo Pl., Corvallis. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free. The exhibit, open April 2 through June 14 in the Strand Gallery, features 24 paintings and 38 digital format sketches. The exhibit documents Sandgren’s pursuit of an origin story: lyrical, powerful, culture-defining moments evoked in remembrance and respect. Visit https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/art/art-about-agriculture for more info.

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