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Thursday, Oct. 17

Digital Life: Online Privacy & Security. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Learn how to better protect your privacy and security while using the web in this free workshop taught by a librarian. Bring your own computer or use one of ours. Digital Life workshops focus on aspects of our digital lives and will be offered one Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. beginning September 2019 through April 2020.Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for 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.

Chintimini Senior & Community Center Book Club. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 11 a.m. Free. Join the new Chintimini Senior & Community Center Book Club facilitated by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library! The group meets the 3rd Thursday of every month. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/chintimini-senior-center-book-club/ for more info.

READ Dogs Visit. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. Children can practice reading aloud with a trained therapy READ dog (Reading Education Assistance Dog) twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday from 3:30-4:30p.m. A responsible grown-up must sign a permission form for each participating child. Sign-ups for reading take place at the event. Follow the giant paw prints to find us in the Brookes Reading Room, in the Youth Services area of the library (it’s the enclosed patio at the end of Juvenile fiction).Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Corvallis Arts Walk. Downtown Corvallis, 4 p.m. Free. Explore the art studios of downtown Corvallis and browse the work of our local artists! The Corvallis Arts Walk is a grassroots-organized art walk that takes place on the third Thursday of each month in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. Galleries, studios, arts and crafts stores and the occasional pop-up keep their doors open late to host an art related event or demonstration. Visit http://www.corvallisartswalk.com/ 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.

Film Screening: Hidden Rivers. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. $8-$15. Enjoy a night of imagery, story, and immersion into America’s richest freshwater ecosystems, featuring the Northwest premiere of a new feature film, Hidden Rivers, and award-winning photography by David Herasimtschuk. All proceeds from this event benefit the work of Corvallis-based nonprofit organization Freshwaters Illustrated. This event sponsored by Quantum Spatial, River Design Group, and the Spring Creek Project, with beverages provided by 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Kingfish Lounge, Block 15 Brewing, and Montucky Cold Snacks.Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/ for more info.

Storytelling at 4Spirits to Theme: In Memoriam. 4 Spirits Distillery, 3405 SW Deschutes St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Suggested Donation of $5. Our Storytelling Open Mic nights are back, although they’ll be going by a new name. Rebranded as “Off the Record,” these nights will stay the same in their purpose of providing a brave space for anyone in the community to come share true stories about their lives to a theme. Storytelling Night provides a judgement-free zone to all who attend. Sign-up starts at 6:45 p.m. Suggested donation of $5. Contact editor@corvallisadvocate to pre-register. Proceeds benefit independent journalists at Corvallis’ only locally-owned newspaper, The Corvallis Advocate. Visit https://www.corvallisadvocate.com/2019/off-the-record-open-mic-in-memoriam/ for more info.

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.

An Evening with Jazz and Blues Master Wayne Goins and Friends. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $20. Goins, University Distinguished Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at Kansas State University, has performed with such greats as legendary guitarist Kenny Burrell, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, saxophonists Bobby Watson and Joe Lovano, trumpeter Clark Terry, organist Jimmy McGriff and many others. He completed his Ph.D. at The Florida State University, conducted jazz ensembles, and taught guitar at Morehouse College, Emory University, and Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=105050 for tickets. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

The Irrelevant Podcast’s Comedy Open Mic. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Free. Come hangout at the best party in town! They’ve managed to meet a lot of great comedians right here in your neighborhood as well as comedians from all over Oregon. They are proud to bring them to Bombs Away Cafe twice a month now! Comedians, come play the best room in Corvallis with a great audience. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

Friday, Oct. 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.

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.

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 info.

Prime Music Fridays. Greenberry Store and Tavern, 29974 Highway 99W, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Every Friday delicious food and live music by talented local musicians from the surrounding areas! The music is always FREE. They start serving dinner at 6 pm. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/328559467850222/ for more info.

Teen Takeover: Mad Hatter Murder Mystery Tea Party. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Solve a murder mystery in Wonderland while enjoying tea and treats. Wonderland-inspired clothing welcome. Registration required; online form will open October 1. Hosted by the Teen Advisors, members of the Society for the Prevention of Boredom in Teens. Doors open at 6:25pm. Enter at Monroe Ave doors, library entrance across from Central Park. Signed permission form required. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.   

Distinguished Visiting Lecture: Adventures in Climate Science, Dr. Gavin Schmidt. LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall. 875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. Dr. Gavin Schmidt is the Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) and is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His work focuses on the simulation of climate in the past, present, and possible futures. His lecture is entitled “Adventures in Climate Science.” Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2504792343075835/  for info.

The Magic Barrel. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. $12-$15. Join the Magic Barrel: A Reading to Fight Hunger to help raise money for Linn Benton Food Share. Listen to readings by Oregon authors, with autographed books for sale by Grass Roots Books and Music. Taste wine, beer, and cider, available for purchase with proceeds going to benefit Linn Benton Food Share. Enjoy live music before the program and during intermission. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Ticket sales TBA. Learn more at Visit https://magicbarrel.org/ for more info.

Randy Williams. 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.

Mr. Bill’s Traveling Trivia Show. Corvallis Sports Park, 175 SW Twin Oaks Cir., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. Grab your friends and come test your knowledge! The legendary Mr. Bill’s Traveling Trivia Show will be at the Upper Deck in the Corvallis Sports Park from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday nights. They are family friendly so the show is too. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/452159535370539/ for more info.

Corvallis Comedy Night: Josh Johnson. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $14. Don’t let Josh Johnson’s laid-back demeanor fool you. He’s one of the hardest-working, fastest-rising, and flat-out funniest young comedians in the country. Though still in his twenties, he’s already performed on The Tonight Show, Netflix, and Comedy Central, been a staff writer for both The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and opened live shows for Trevor Noah in theaters and arenas all over the country. Josh’s material is both super silly and super smart, while his relaxed delivery belies just how brilliantly-crafted his jokes truly are. Originally from Louisiana by way of Chicago, Josh currently lives in New York where he works on The Daily Show and performs regularly at clubs such as the world-famous Comedy Cellar. Visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=104134 for tickets. Visit https://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

The Wrented, Mobilities, and The South Beach Riot. Demaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 p.m. $5. Mobilities is a four-piece rock band that experiments with a range of genres including rock, indie, punk, post-rock, psychedelic rock, and alternative. Mobilities draws influence from bands like The Mars Volta, Incubus, White Denim, Wand, Queens of the Stone Age, Portugal. The Man, Tame Impala, Thee Oh Sees, and many others. Check out their most recent EP released July 2019, titled, “Something’s Right”. Visit https://www.demaggiospizza.com/

yOya, and Norman. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 p.m. $7. Nine years after their last show together, yOya and Norman reunite for a Friday night of great original music! Norman is celebrating the release of a new album, and yOya will be in the middle of a tour promoting their new single. Don’t miss this! Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

Electric Beaver. Angry Beaver Grill, 349 Southwest 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. Free. Corvallis’ only weekly EDM night club event is here for the new school year. For the first time this summer, they will be opening up the dance floor on Friday Night, August 2. Some of Corvallis and OSU’s best DJs join our residence to play house, trap, and other kinds of wubz all night. Every event is 21+ only with a cover charge on select nights. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/596019117590751/ for more info.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Corvallis Farmers’ Market. 1st Street & Jackson Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 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, 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.

Albany Farmers’ Market. Albany Farmers’ Market, SW Ellsworth St. & SW 4th Ave., Albany. 9 a.m. Free. Your source for fresh, locally grown, and farm direct products. The Albany Farmers’ Market is thought to be the oldest continuously operating open-air farmers’ market in Oregon. The market organizers are deeply engaged in nutrition programs (SNAP, SNAP matching programs, gleaning, Farm Direct Nutrition Program) that promote food justice and equity. Visit https://www.facebook.com/2Albany.OR.Farmers.Market/ for more info.

The Galleria. First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. 9 a.m. Free.  Join the Assistance League of Corvallis for the Galleria, an annual gift sale featuring elegant handcrafted items with something for everyone, including ALC packaged foods, holiday and celebration wares, OSU Beaver gear, home and garden items, a kids corner, pet supplies, and fashion accessories. Visit https://www.assistanceleague.org/corvallis for more info.

Story Time. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Please come to Imagine Coffee for a morning of stories. Visit https://imaginecoffee.net/ for info.

Family Music Fun. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 a.m. Free. Young children and their families are invited to join us for singing, dancing, music, and stories! Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Government Comment Corner – Councilor Ellis. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Ward 5 Councilor Ellis will host in the lobby.  Please stop by to say hello and ask your questions about City government. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

9th Annual Harvest Party. 2 Towns Ciderhouse, 5123 SW Hout St., Corvallis. 12 p.m. $10. Join 2 Towns Ciderhouse for their annual Harvest Party, a celebration of all things #BoldlyCraftedCider! Admission is $10 admission and includes drink tickets and a reusable stainless steel mug. A portion of the proceeds will go to Community Services Consortium Youth Programs. This event is 21+ only. No pets allowed. This event is rain or shine (it’s partially indoors, with tents and heaters outside for comfort). Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/916442568692977/ for more info.

Philomath Open Studios Tour. Philomath, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Lovers of local artwork who are curious about artists and the creative process can tour multiple studios, meet nearly 40 artists and buy work in and around Philomath, Oregon during the final two weekends of October. The Philomath Open Studios Art Tour & Sale includes 14 locations and 38 artists. Visitors can go “backstage” and meet the artists who create the work. They can ask questions and see the supplies, tools, equipment and processes of making art. Visit http://www.philomathopenstudios.com/ for more info.

Behind the Scenes: How Authors Really Work. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2:00 p.m. Free. Ever wonder how authors really do what they do? How they get from a blip of an idea to a published book on the shelves at Barnes & Noble? Here’s your chance to ask. Where do you get your ideas? How do you know whether it’s a good idea? How do you find a publisher? What does an agent do? What does an editor do? Portland author Maggie Stuckey, widely published by major mainstream presses, wipes away the mystery in this fact-filled program. This is not a class about the craft of writing; it’s a candid, inside look at how the publishing world works. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Whiteside Family Films: The Addams Family. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. $5-$7. The Whiteside Theatre is pleased to present a special Halloween-themed family film, The Addams Family. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/ for more info.

Latin American Piano Music: A Recital with Commentary. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. Pianists of all ages from the local community will perform music by Latin American composers in this informal recital presented by Corvallis-OSU Piano International. The concert will be hosted by guest artists Fabiana Claure and William Villaverde, from Bolivia and Cuba. The Claure-Villaverde Duo will provide brief commentary in English about the music being performed. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Cheeky Moon Band. 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.        

Improv Jam: Halloween Spooktacular. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $6. Looking to play some fun improv games, but nowhere to play and no one to play with? Not anymore!“No Offense: The Improv Jam” is a fun-filled evening of made-up comedy where anyone in the audience can volunteer to play games on stage! If you’ve ever dreamed of being a player on “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” this is your chance – no experience necessary. Or if you’d rather stay in the audience and watch, that’s great too – come to play or to cheer on your friends. No script, no props, no fear – No Offense! Visit https://app.arts people.com/index.php?show=105054 for tickets. Visit https://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Gnarsh Mellow EP Release Show w/ King Ghidora. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 p.m. $5. An enchanting evening of heavy instrumental surf music at Bombs Away Cafe with Gnarsh Mellow and King Ghidora-hq. Gnarsh Mellow will be releasing their new EP “Double Overhead” on CD and cassette. King Ghidora are a masked instrumental surf rock trio that blend elements of punk rock and 90’s noise rock with the heavy instrumental sounds of sixties surf music creating a sound the band refers to as “SONIC SURF ROCK.” Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

Sunday, Oct. 20

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

Cascade BBQ’s First Annual  Timberhill Car Show. Timberhill Plaza, 2575 Kings Blvd., Corvallis. 12-6 p.m. Free. Springfield Cruise and Cascade BBQ are partnering to bring you their first annual Timberhill Car show on Sunday, Oct. 20. This car show is Halloween-themed so costumes are encouraged. This show is open to all specialty cars, and isn’t year specific. The show starts at 12 p.m. and awards will be given at 4 p.m. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/390092198595246/ for info.

Philomath Open Studios Tour. Philomath, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Lovers of local artwork who are curious about artists and the creative process can tour multiple studios, meet nearly 40 artists and buy work in and around Philomath, Oregon during the final two weekends of October. The Philomath Open Studios Art Tour & Sale includes 14 locations and 38 artists. Visitors can go “backstage” and meet the artists who create the work. They can ask questions and see the supplies, tools, equipment, and processes of making art. Visit http://www.philomathopenstudios.com/ for more info.

Concierto Noche de Alma Latinoamericana Concert. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis. 2 p.m. Free. You are invited to the 2019 Noche de Alma Latinoamericana Concert at Free event at the LaSells Stewart Center. Parking is free! Join this family-friendly event to enjoy a piano concert by husband and wife pianists William Villaverde and Fabiana Claure. The event will also include special presentations by local youth performances. We invite you to wear traditional clothing or accessories that represent your culture or to honor the Day of the Dead tradition during the event! Visit https://corvallispiano.org/ 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.

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 6:00 p.m. (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 7:00-7:30 p.m. 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

Corvallis Folklore Society Concert Series: Daimh. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $20-$30. The Whiteside Theatre and the Corvallis Folklore Society are pleased to present a series of concerts featuring nationally- and internationally-renowned bands and musicians in the historic Whiteside Theatre. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/ for more info.

Monday, Oct. 21

Davis Family Farm Hayrides and Pumpkin Patch. Davis Family Farm, 4380 NE Highway 20, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. $4. Visit the Davis Family Farm to enjoy hay rides to their pumpkin patch every weekday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Go on a hayride, solve their corn maze, and take part in kids activities. You can buy pumpkins to carve or paint while you’re there, and there’s cider and donuts available for purchase, too. For more information call 541-752-0697. Admission is $4. Visit https://www.facebook.com/DavisFamilyFarms/ for more info.

Corn Maze & Haunted Maze. Melon Shack, NE Garden Ave. at NE Highway 20, Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Every day until Oct. 31. $5-$12. Every year, the Melon Shack hosts a daily corn maze and a haunted corn maze on weekend nights, along with a pumpkin patch and hayrides. The Melon Shack’s corn maze is perfect for kids and families! It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Sept. 28, through Halloween. Admission is $5, and free for kids three and under. The Melon Shack’s Pumpkin Patch is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hayrides are available on the weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit https://www.facebook.com/themelonshack/ for more info.

Family Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Storytime for young children and their families. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

The Future of Mid-Valley Journalism. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 Highland Dr., 11:30 a.m. Free. Over 1,400 local newspapers have closed since 2004, and the remaining ones struggle to cover the news with dwindling resources and staff – there have been over 33,000 newspaper layoffs since 2008. The Gazette-Times cut its staff last year, and The Corvallis Advocate moved from weekly printing to bi-monthly earlier this year. Amidst all this, studies show that as newspaper coverage declines in an area, voter turnout and municipal accountability also decline. This month, the City Club of Corvallis Lunch Forum will focus on issues surrounding local journalism, and what the public can do to help. Visit https://cityclubofcorvallis.org/the-future-of-mid-valley-journalism-mon-oct-21/ for more info

Low Vision/Macular Degeneration Support Group. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 2 p.m. Free. Share information on assistive devices and coping skills for those with macular degeneration or other types of low vision in this free support group. For more information, call John or Stella Gallagher at (541) 740-2817. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/chintimini/page/low-visionmacular-degeneration-support-group  for more info.

OBOB Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. Review OBOB books in the Grades 3-5 Division and practice unofficial questions. Contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794 for more information.  Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.  

City Council. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 6:00 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. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc for more info.

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

Tuesday, Oct. 22

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

Sing-A-Long. Chintimini Senior & Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Free. Join this musical group and sing 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 info.

Legal Aid: Public Benefits/ Public Charge. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Legal Aid staff will go over the recent changes to the Public Charge rule. Which individuals does it apply to, and what benefits are taken into account?  If time permits, we will discuss DHS cash and food supports and SSI/SSDI may also be discussed. A Spanish-speaking attorney will be available to answer questions. Una presentación de la Carga Publica. Vamos a hablar sobre los cambios recientes de la Regla de Carga Publica. A cuáles individuos se les aplicara, y cuáles beneficios tomaran en cuenta. Si el tiempo lo permite, hablaremos sobre la asistencia de efectivo y comida de DHS, ingresos de Social Security y Medicaid. Un abogado que habla español estará disponible para responder sus preguntas.  Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Makers Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. Makers Club is an all ages exploration of technology, creativity and creation!  Experiment with circuit building, robot programming and more.  Try out 3d modeling and printing.  The virtual reality headset is a blast! Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Southtown Farm Stand & Market. Southtown Farm Stand & Market, 1470 SE Alexander Ave., Corvallis. 5 p.m. Free. Hosts multiple vendors selling fresh SEASONAL fruits and vegetables as well as other produce! There are also vendors selling animal products, vegan desserts, jams, pickles, kimchi, and more! Food trucks, music, community, and dog and kid friendly.

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 p.m. (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 7-7:30 p.m. 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 info about Pistol Club including a map to the range: http://osupistol.org

Waste Watchers Weekly Meetings. Student Experience Center (SEC), 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Room 206, Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. 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 6:30-8 p.m. in Student Experience Center, Rm 206. This term they’re working on 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 info.

Taking it Personally: Why Gender Violence is and Issue For Men, Dr. Jackson Katz. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. The 2019 fall Distinguished Lecture will feature pioneering climate scientist and alumnus Warren Washington! Dr. Washington will discuss “The Historic Development of Climate Models and Geoengineering of the Earth’s Climate,” and also share his personal journey in science. Visit https://lasells.oregonstate.edu/event/presidents-commission-status-women-keynote-speaker-dr-jackson- for more info.

Corvallis Community Choir. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. $50/term, $15 for students or $5 per week. Fall Term rehearsals, every Tuesday from Sept. 24 to Dec. 10.   Director: Naomi Bennett.  Accompanist: Bryson Skaar. This non-audition choir is dedicated to spreading joy through singing  Website: www.corvalliscommunitychoir.us or email: nonandjay1@gmail.com

Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Celtic Jam at Imagine Coffee on Tuesdays. Free. For info, visit: imaginecoffee.net

League of Women Voters Meeting-Voting Services. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. Free. League of Women Voters Meeting – Voters Services. Topic: State Representatives Districts 16 & 23. Public welcome. Co-sponsored by the Library. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info. 

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Corvallis Farmers Market. 1st Street & Jackson Avenue, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays from 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, 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 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 1-2 years. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for 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.

Teen Space Librarian Help. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. Teen Services Librarian, Kristy, will be in the library’s Teen Space weekly on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. to help with research, finding good books, and generally assisting in that area. Drop by to say hello or ask questions! No Teen Space help on Wednesdays Sept. 11 and October 9. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Imagine Corvallis Action Network. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., 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.

Watershed Management Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:15 p.m. Free. The Watershed Management Advisory Board advises the City Council on the management of the Rock Creek watershed located on the east side of Mary’s Peak. The staff contact for the Board is the Utilities Division Manager, 541-766-6916. If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to public.works@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-wmab for more info.

Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Thursday, Oct. 24

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.

Council Work Session. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., 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. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc for more info.

Climate Action Advisory Board. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., 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.

King Legacy Advisory Board. Osborn Aquatic Center, 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. If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to Karen.Emery@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-klab for more info.

Corvallis Folklore Society Concert Series: Alan Reid. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $15-$20. The Whiteside Theatre and the Corvallis Folklore Society are pleased to present a series of concerts featuring nationally- and internationally-renowned bands and musicians in the historic Whiteside Theatre. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/ for more info.

Meet the Author: Chandra LeGue. Grass Roots Books and Music, 227 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Author Chandra LeGue, Oregon Wild’s Western Oregon Field Coordinator, wants you to know and love Oregon’s incredible ancient forests and guides you to them with 91 awe-inspiring hikes in her new book “Oregon’s Ancient Forests: A hiking guide.” This comprehensive guide, published by Mountaineers Books, explains what makes ancient forests so unique as well as what types exist in Oregon, where they are, who manages them, why so few still survive, and what threats they continue to face. Covering natural history, human history, flora, and fauna, Oregon’s Ancient Forests offers a depth of information that will help you understand these complex ecosystems and their extraordinary value. Chandra will talk about her book and share beautiful photos at the 7:000 p.m. presentation, to be followed by Q&A and book signing. Visit https://www.grassrootsbookstore.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/

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, and 16mm family movies shot in the 1940s. For info visit, bentoncountymuseum.org/

Corn Maze & Haunted Maze. Melon Shack, NE Garden Ave. at NE Highway 20, Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Every day until Oct. 31. $5-$12. Every year the Melon Shack hosts a daily corn maze and a haunted corn maze on weekend nights, along with a pumpkin patch and hayrides. The Melon Shack’s corn maze is perfect for kids and families! It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Sept. 28, through Halloween. Admission is $5, and free for kids three and under. The Melon Shack’s Pumpkin Patch is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hayrides are available on the weekend from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit https://www.facebook.com/themelonshack/ for more info.

Fairbanks Gallery of Art. Fairbanks Hall, Fairbanks Gallery of Art, 220 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Every day. Fairbanks Gallery of Art is Oregon State University’s professional art gallery. Its mission is to initiate, produce, and present scholarly visual art exhibitions to advance contact and dialogue with original works of art as an indispensable part of liberal art education. The exhibition programming of the gallery reflects the diversity of visual-art practices and cultures, fostering critical thinking, and reflecting the depth and breadth of human experience. The exhibitions support the educational missions of Art and Art History and broaden the dialogue across University communities, including general audiences. Visit https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sac/art-and-art-history for more info.

Exhibit: My Secret Double. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F. Until Oct. 30. Free. Thirty-nine artists and more than 50 artworks will be represented in the exhibit. The art forms include paintings, fiber, tapestry, photography, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media. Visit http://bit.ly/2onmv7S for more info.

Exhibit: Emily Steele Collection. The Arts Center. 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. T-F until Nov. 2. Free. The Art Center is honored to unveil the masterwork of artist Emily Steele, with a special reception on Thursday, October 17, 5:30 pm -8 pm. The show features sculptures of exquisite movement, detail, and composition last exhibited over 30 years ago. Visit https://theartscenter.net/the-steele-collection-emily-steele/ for info.

Exhibit: Reverence. The Little Gallery at OSU, 2000 S.W. Campus Way, Corvallis. 8 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. M-F. Oct. 8 until Dec. 13. Free. A selection of works from Ka’ila Farrell-Smith, Natalie Bell, and Rick Bartow. Visit https://bit.ly/32nSwfL for more info.

Exhibit: MARKING TIME: MEGHAN HEDLEY AND JUDY WISE. Memorial Union Building (MU), Concourse Gallery and Talisman Room, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Every day Until Oct. 24. The art featured represents an artist’s work, vision, ideas, and opinions. Some exhibits are educational, some display quality craftsmanship or artistic ability while others may depict artistic expressions that we hope enrich and deepen the appreciation and understanding of visual arts and the human condition. Visit https://mu.oregonstate.edu/gallery for more info.

Art in the Valley Gallery. Art in the Valley Gallery, 209 Southwest 2nd St., Corvallis. Tuesday-Saturday. Normal Hours 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Free. Art in the Valley Gallery is a cooperative operated by local artists from the Willamette Valley. It features some of the finest artwork in the Valley and has become “the” Art Destination south of Portland. Visit http://www.artinthevalley.net/ for info.

Exhibit: Art About Agriculture. 440 Strand Agriculture Hall, Oregon State University, 170 SW Waldo Pl., Corvallis. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. The College of Agricultural Sciences has sponsored Art About Agriculture since 1983, as a source for education, inspiration, and research enabling people to understand and value agriculture and natural resources through the universal language of visual arts. The program, in part, recognizes regional artists for investigating agriculture and natural resources themes as content and subjects for creating their works of art. It also enables the college to acquire art for a permanent collection of contemporary fine art now representing more than 150 artists with their more than 300 works of art. Visit https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/art/art-about-agriculture for more info.