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EVENTS INFORMATION CAN CHANGE: We suggest checking event websites or phone numbers to confirm that events are still scheduled to take place.

Thursday, Sept. 12

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.

Digital Life: Basic Photo Management. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Learn how to import, organize, and manage your digital photos with help from library staff. Learn how to transfer your photos to a computer or cloud service as well as strategies for storing, maintaining, and organizing them. Bring your camera, smartphone, computer, or other device. 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. On Thursday, September 12th join us for Basic Photo Management, and on Thursday, October 17th join us for Online Privacy. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.

Networking for 8. The Regent, 440 NW Elks Dr., Corvallis. 12 p.m. Free. Held every SECOND THURSDAY of the month NOON TO 1PM. Come join in this small yet fun group. Bring your business cards, samples, etc. Each person will have about 4 minutes to share a bit about their business all while enjoying a complimentary lunch provided by The Regent. Towards the end of lunch, the marketing manager will give the group a short overview of what The Regent has to offer. There are only 8 spots available for each event, so if you plan to attend you must RSVP! If you have any questions, contact Becky Mutschler at becky.mutschler@gmail.com or (541)760-7324. ONE RESERVATION PER BUSINESS PLEASE! To register visit http://bit.ly/2lxTuoQ

Flynn Creek Circus. Avery Park, 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $11-$22. Opening night special price. Down the rabbit hole we go with Amelia Van Brunt as the magician’s rabbit! Join the Flynn Creek Circus for an original comic tale told from the rabbit’s perspective as she explores the physics of magic and the magic of physics. Revolutionist bunnies, a sinister magician, a two-headed girl and animal control agents collide in a hilarious quest to get the rabbit back in the hat. Flynn Creek Circus’ 2019 show, Out of Hat is  just a flimsy plot line built to deliver explosively entertaining acrobatics, aerial stunts and feats of skill that require decades of passionate dedication. In true Flynn Creek Circus style, Out of Hat is charmingly self-aware, raw, edgy, sometimes profound, and yet entirely family friendly (except that adult showing). Don’t let the vintage exterior fool you. Out of Hat brings internationally award-winning performers to an intimate setting for a truly authentic theater experience. This year’s show features Kris and Harrison Kremo from Switzerland. These world-famous “gentlemen jugglers” will charm your socks off! No host bar available at all showings.  Proceeds benefit Circus Mentors Inc 501c3. Visit https://flynncreekcircus.com/ for more info.

Friday, Sept. 13

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 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.      

Tween Takeover: Nerf. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:15 p.m. Free. Start the school year off with playing Nerf games in the library after hours! Registration is required and opens Wednesday, August 28th at 10am at the following link: https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/tween-nerf. This event is for tweens in 4th-6th grade; safety glasses are required and provided. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Men of Worth. 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.

HighTime. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $20-$30. This fresh new trio from the heart of Connemara, Ireland combines Irish music and an intriguing blend of modern folk influences to produce a rich sound and exciting experience that will delight listeners. Featuring an unusual line-up of flute, whistles, harp, bodhrán, guitar, and vocals (with some Irish dancing steps thrown in), HighTime make a youthful and energetic statement. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/ for more info.

An Evening with George Winston. 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $32.50. Enjoy an evening with celebrated solo pianist George Winston at the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis, Oregon on Friday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. Please join the Majestic in support of a local food bank by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets at the entrances. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

Alder Street & Band of Comerados. Demaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:00 p.m. $5-$10. Alder Street and Band of Comerados team up for a special Friday night! Visit https://www.demaggiospizza.com/

Saturday, Sept. 14

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.

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.

Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire. Kings Valley, Grant Road, Kings Valley. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. $12-$24. Come be thee blythe and merry at the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire! Just 15 miles and 500 years away from downtown Corvallis, here enchantment awaits young and old alike as jousting knights and noble steeds clash on the tourney fyld while minstrels, troubadours, jongleurs, dancers and bards fill the lanes with delight. Visit http://www.shrewfaire.com.

¡Los Cuentos! Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Bilingual family storytime in Spanish & English for families with children of all ages. A lively selection of stories, songs and rhymes will be presented each month. For more information contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794. Hora de cuentos bilingues con cuentos, canciones, y amigos. Para toda la familia cada segundo sabado 10:00am en la sala de actividades juveniles.Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.

Oregon State Beavers Football Home Game. Reser Stadium, 660 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 1:15 p.m. $20+. See the Oregon State Beavers play a game at home! For complete information and to buy tickets, visit https://osubeavers.com.

Whiteside Family Films: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. $5-$7. Watch a classic family film at the historic Whiteside Theatre! Admission is $5-$7 and advance tickets are available online. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/ for more info.

Flynn Creek Circus. Avery Park, 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 5 p.m. and Adult 21+ only show at 8 p.m. $11-$22. Opening night special price. Down the rabbit hole we go with Amelia Van Brunt as the magician’s rabbit! Join the Flynn Creek Circus for an original comic tale told from the rabbit’s perspective as she explores the physics of magic and the magic of physics. Revolutionist bunnies, a sinister magician, a two-headed girl and animal control agents collide in a hilarious quest to get the rabbit back in the hat. Flynn Creek Circus’ 2019 show, Out of Hat is  just a flimsy plot line built to deliver explosively entertaining acrobatics, aerial stunts and feats of skill that require decades of passionate dedication. In true Flynn Creek Circus style, Out of Hat is charmingly self-aware, raw, edgy, sometimes profound, and yet entirely family friendly (except that adult showing). Don’t let the vintage exterior fool you. Out of Hat brings internationally award-winning performers to an intimate setting for a truly authentic theater experience. This year’s show features Kris and Harrison Kremo from Switzerland. These world-famous “gentlemen jugglers” will charm your socks off! No host bar available at all showings.  Proceeds benefit Circus Mentors Inc 501c3. Visit https://flynncreekcircus.com/ for more info.

Crooked Kate. 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.

An Evening with George Winston. 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $32.50. Enjoy an evening with celebrated solo pianist George Winston at the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis, Oregon on Friday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. Please join the Majestic in support of a local food bank by bringing a donation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets at the entrances. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.

 Cathartes Aura, Venus Rings, and Jnortz. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:00 p.m. $5. Los Angeles based Zero Theorem takes on a dark science fiction vibe and blends hard rock with the rhythmic and uncompromising intensity of metal.  Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

Sunday, Sept. 15

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

Flynn Creek Circus. Avery Park, 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. $11-$22. Opening night special price. Down the rabbit hole we go with Amelia Van Brunt as the magician’s rabbit! Join the Flynn Creek Circus for an original comic tale told from the rabbit’s perspective as she explores the physics of magic and the magic of physics. Revolutionist bunnies, a sinister magician, a two-headed girl and animal control agents collide in a hilarious quest to get the rabbit back in the hat. Flynn Creek Circus’ 2019 show, Out of Hat is  just a flimsy plot line built to deliver explosively entertaining acrobatics, aerial stunts and feats of skill that require decades of passionate dedication. In true Flynn Creek Circus style, Out of Hat is charmingly self-aware, raw, edgy, sometimes profound, and yet entirely family friendly (except that adult showing). Don’t let the vintage exterior fool you. Out of Hat brings internationally award-winning performers to an intimate setting for a truly authentic theater experience. This year’s show features Kris and Harrison Kremo from Switzerland. These world-famous “gentlemen jugglers” will charm your socks off! No host bar available at all showings.  Proceeds benefit Circus Mentors Inc 501c3. Visit https://flynncreekcircus.com/ for more info.

Jewish Film Festival. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 2pm, 4pm & 7pm. $5-$7. Beit Am, the Mid-Willamette Jewish Community, will be hosting their annual Jewish film festival in Corvallis on Sept. 15 and 22! Movies will include Shoe Laces, Winter Hunt, An Act of Defiance, Chasing Portraits, The Invisibles, and It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story. Visit http://beitam.org/filmfestival for more info.

Trek Theatre: Qpid. Central Park, 600 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. Free. Trek Theatre presents the Star Trek: the Next Generation episode, “Qpid,” in Corvallis’ Central Park. Qpid: “Aiming to get out of Jean-Luc’s debt, Q forces Capt. Picard and his officers to live out the Legend of Robin Hood – with a past acquaintance as Maid Marian.” This show is free and family friendly. Donations are gratefully accepted. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/772811239800385/ for more info.

Corvallis Beer Week: Annual Bike Ride and Oyster Feed. Nectar Creek, 500 Main St., Philomath. 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Celebrate craft beer, cider and mead throughout beautiful Corvallis, Oregon! Join Nectar Creek for their second annual bike ride and oyster feed! The bike ride will leave from the Brass Monkey in downtown Corvallis,and the route is 7 miles each way, mostly flat on bike paths. It’s a beautiful ride, and costumes are highly encouraged. All experience levels are welcome on the ride – feel free to take the ride as fast or slow as you like.

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 Beer Week: Cider Education. 2 Towns Ciderhouse Taproom, 33930 SE Eastgate Cir., Corvallis. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Corvallis Beer Week 2019 is Sept. 15 through Sept. 21. See the Corvallis Beer Week Facebook page for more information.

Monday, Sept. 16

Low Vision/Macular Degeneration Support Group. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 2 p.m. – 3 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.

Corvallis Beer Week: Hazy Daze IPA Fest. Fifth Street Growlers, 215 SW 5th St., Corvallis. 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Corvallis Beer Week 2019 is Sept. 15 through Sept. 21. See the Corvallis Beer Week Facebook page for more information.

Corvallis Beer Week: Paul Arney, The Ale Apothecary. Corvallis Brewing Supply, 119 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Free. Corvallis Brewing Supply is excited to host Paul Arney from Bend’s Ale Apothecary. Meet Paul Arney, hear about how he makes beers, and try his brews at Corvallis Brewing Supply. Snacks will be available. This event is free. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/411354756173447/ for more info.

Corvallis Beer Week: Trivia with pFriem Family Brewers. Tried & True Coffee, 120 SW Cummings Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Corvallis Beer Week 2019 is Sept. 15 through Sept. 21. See the Corvallis Beer Week Facebook page for more information.

City Council. 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.

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, Sept. 17

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

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.

Community Police Review Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. Free. The Community Police Review Advisory Board has regular quarterly meetings in March, June, September, and December on the first Wednesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. The Community Police Review Advisory Board will also meet as needed to review any new business. If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to police@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-cprab for more info.

Tween Leaders. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. The Legendary Library Leaders (Tween Leaders) meet on a monthly basis to give input to staff about programs and materials for tweens in grades 4-6. If you would like to join, check with the Youth Reference Desk for more info! Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.

Southtown Farm Stand And 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.

Corvallis Beer Week: CBW March. Caves Bier & Kitchen, 308 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Corvallis Beer Week 2019 is Sept. 15 through Sept. 21. See the Corvallis Beer Week Facebook page for more information.

Corvallis Beer Week: Rooftop Brewfest. Sky High Brewing, 160 NW Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Join Sky High Brewing on the Rooftop to sample your favorite local brews, ciders and meads from around town and take in an awesome Corvallis sunset! This event is 21+ only. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1253932561397498/ for more info.

Craft Night with the Arts Center. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m. Free. Join a night of crafts, music, and conversation (ages 16 and up welcome) every 3rd Tuesday of the month (2nd Tues. in Nov.). Use their supplies to try a new project or bring your own. Show off projects you’ve been working on! On Tuesday, September 17th, they will be making fairy house lights! Coloring pages and supplies will also be available. Co-sponsored by the Arts Center. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.

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.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 18

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 more info.

Housing and Community Development Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 11 a.m. Free. The Housing and Community Development Advisory Board (HCDAB) formulates and recommends policies on housing and community revitalization issues, with an emphasis on older, declining, or lower income neighborhoods. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-hcdab for more info.

 

Tech Help Lab. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:00 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://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.

Economic Development Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. Free. The Economic Development Advisory Board consists of six volunteer members appointed by the Corvallis Mayor and three appointed by the Benton County Board of Commissioners.  Membership of the Board represent emerging technology and manufacturing, green/sustainable business, professional services, retail and general business, higher education, health care, and the community at large. Staff contact:  Kate Porsche, Economic Development Manager, 541-766-6339.Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-edab for more info.

Teen Space Librarian Help. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. Teen Services Librarian, Kristy, will be in the library’s Teen Space weekly on Wednesdays from 4-6pm 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 more info.

Corvallis Beer Week: Outdoor Movie Night. Greenberry Tavern, 29974 OR-99W, Corvallis. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Corvallis Beer Week 2019 is Sept. 15 through Sept. 21. See the Corvallis Beer Week Facebook page for more information.

Arts and Culture Advisory Board. 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. The public is invited and welcome to attend these monthly meetings. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-acab 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.     

CBCPL Book Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. Free. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Club is open to everyone! They meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Boardroom. Books are provided by the Library and will be available for pick up at the 2nd floor Reference Desk four weeks preceding the monthly meeting. Questions? Call 541-766-6793. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.

Corvallis Beer Week: Craft Beer Spelling Bee. Nectar Creek, 500 Main St., Philomath. 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Corvallis Beer Week 2019 is Sept. 15 through Sept. 21. See the Corvallis Beer Week Facebook page for more information.

Thursday, Sept. 19

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. 11:00 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/ for more info.

READ Dogs Visit. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:00 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 3:30-4:30pm! 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 more info.

Corvallis Arts Walk. Downtown Corvallis. 4 p.m. – 8 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.

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.

Corvallis Beer Week: Craft Beer Cocktails. Kingfish Lounge, NW 1st St., Corvallis. Corvallis Beer Week 2019 is Sept. 15 through Sept. 21. See the Corvallis Beer Week Facebook page for more information.

Parks, Natural Areas and Recreation Advisory Board. Parks and Recreation Administration Bldg., 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. The public is invited and welcome to attend these monthly meetings. THE MEETING WILL BE AT THE PARKS AND RECREATION AVERY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-pnrab for more info.

Breast Health Education. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. One in eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. Join the Samaritan Cancer Program for a free presentation on breast health awareness and education as well as early breast cancer detection and prevention. For information: contact Erin Dunn, Community Outreach Coordinator at erdunn@samhealth.org, 541-768-4480Sponsored by Samaritan Health Services and the Friends of the Library Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ 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. Visit https://imaginecoffee.net/ for info.

Corvallis Beer Week: Oakshire Bingo Night. Downward Dog, 2305 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Corvallis Beer Week 2019 is Sept. 15 through Sept. 21. See the Corvallis Beer Week Facebook page for more information.

The Irrelevant Podcast’s Comedy Open Mic. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. $3. Come party with a growing community of comedians from your neighborhood as well as some out of towners! Add your voice to the festivities with a 7 minute slot!  Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

The Kronk Men, The Critical Shakes, and Bitz N Bitz. Demaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 p.m. $5. The Kronk Men (Bend, OR) with The Critical Shakes, and Bitz N Bitz. Doors 9PM, Show at 10PM. $5. Visit https://www.demaggiospizza.com/

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/

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: Pre-Farm to Table: a Bee’s Work. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F. Free. The Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center presents Pre-Farm to Table: a Bee’s Work. The exhibit speaks to the ecology of the farmer’s helpers including bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other such pollinators. This exhibit shows in conjunction with “As the Bee Sees: A Pollinator’s Perspective” by Susan Curington. Visit http://bit.ly/2KVQeOc for more info.

Exhibit: Tradition Turns Contemporary. The Arts Center. 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. T-F until Sep. 23. Free. Tradition Turns Contemporary, honors the rich history of quilt-making while reinterpreting it through contemporary visual language and materials. Pushing the boundaries of fiber art, Dorothy McGuinness, Jennifer Salzman, and Ann Kresge, explore the essence of quilt-making. Visit https://theartscenter.net/tradition-turns-contemporary/ for info.

Exhibit: Drawing in the Northern Light. 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 until Sep. 30. Free. Krause is a professor of French in the School of Language, Culture, and Society in OSU’s College of Liberal Arts. His poetry has appeared in many journals in Europe, Canada, and the United States, and he is the author of eight poetry collections in French. In recent years, photography — particularly landscape photography — has become central to his creative work. The collection was inspired by the work of Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi. Krause wrote the poems after seeing a collection of Hammershøi’s work and later created the photographs in an effort to express the northern light that Hammershøi wanted to convey in his work. Visit https://bit.ly/32nSwfL for more info.

Exhibit: Patrick Collier. Memorial Union Building (MU), Concourse Gallery and Talisman Room, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Every day. 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: Poils et Plumes by Dominique Bachelet. Art in the Valley Gallery, 209 Southwest 2nd St., Corvallis. Tuesday-Saturday. Normal Hours 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Free. Watercolor artist Dominique Bachelet came from France to the U.S. in August 1979. Ever since, she has taken sporadic art classes wherever she lived across the continent. Visit http://www.artinthevalley.net/ for more 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.

Exhibit: Embracing Imperfection. OSU Woodshop Projects, 220 SW 26th Street, Corvallis. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F. Free. Works by John Selker, a professor of biological and ecological engineering, will be on display in August and September in the Woodshop Projects experimental art space on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. The exhibit, a series of hand-turned wood bowls, is titled “Embracing Imperfection: Celebrating to the interior complex grace of trees.” Selker is a distinguished professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences.