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Thursday, Aug. 15

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 more info.

Book Club at Chintimini Senior & Community Center. Chintimini Senior & Community Center, 2601 Tyler Ave., 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 will meet the 3rd Thursday of every month. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.

READ Dogs Visit: Dog Days of Summer. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. It’s the Dog Days of Summer with the READ Dogs! Children can practice reading aloud with a trained therapy READ dog (Reading Education Assistance Dog) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in August 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, 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. 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/ to find which art studios are hosting which art shows. Follow the Corvallis Arts Walk on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Climate Action Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5 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.

August Business After Hours: DeMaggio’s + Sunny Blue Media. Demaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 5:00 p.m. Free. Join in for our August Business After Hours. Visit http://www.corvallischamber.com

Trivia Night. Greenberry Store & Tavern, 29974 Highway 99W, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. Greenberry Store & Tavern hosts a Trivia Night every first and third (and fifth) Friday. Bring your friends for a fun evening playing trivia, with dinner specials. Visit https://bit.ly/2LnnwHv 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.

Swing Family Picnic. Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Free live music and dancing in Corvallis, as well as food and games! It’s late summer. The weather is nice, school is out, and free time abounds. Corvallis Swing is celebrating by hosting a free evening of food, games and music. Local swing band, Swangle, will provide the music for the evening. Visit http://corvallisswing.com 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.

The Irrelevant Podcast’s Comedy Open Mic. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Free. This is the best room in Corvallis! Come enjoy laughs from local talent as well as out of towners, while digging into some amazing food and great drinks. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

Olivia Awbrey & Mons La Hire. Demaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. Come catch the indie punk music powered by liberation at Demaggio’s. Visit https://www.demaggiospizza.com/   

Friday, Aug. 16

Harris Bridge Folk Festival. Harris Bridge Vineyard, 22937 Harris Road, Philomath. All Day, $20-$30+. Join Harris Bridge Vineyard for the Harris Bridge Folk Festival on Aug. 16th through 18th, 2019! This is an intimate music-filled weekend with camping, swimming in the river, food, games on the grass, and a jaunt up to the Summit Summer Fest on Saturday. Bring the whole family and bask in the beauty of the valley and poetry of the music. 2019 performers include Beth Wood and Ara James, Wild Hog in the Woods, DTW, Karyn Ann, Karl Smiley, Gumbo, and Space Neighbors. Visit http://www.harrisbridgevineyard.com/folkfestival.html for more info. 

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.     

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: Games! Movies! Art!. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Teens takeover the library on the 3rd Friday each month for games, movies, art, and more. This month, teens in or entering grades 6-12 can play games, make fan art, and watch a movie based on a book by the same name, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, about a teen who finds herself making tough decisions as her life becomes entwined in the Black Lives Matter movement (PG13). Snacks and materials provided. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

Oregon Rock and Gem Festival. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 1 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. $2-$5. Oregon Rock & Gem Festival is Benton County’s premier rock show, gathering top level dealers to bring you high quality crystals, gemstones, fossils, beads, jewelry, and more. As you shop around, you’ll also be able to enjoy some of Corvallis’ best food trucks, a beer garden, great live music, silent auctions, and lapidary demonstrations to share all the fun things you can do with your crystals and rocks. There’s also a fun kids area where they can explore the fun of digging, identification of different rocks and minerals, and win great prizes. This rock show is partnered with the OSU Geoscience Club, and the Oregon Rock & Gem Festival will be donating some of the proceeds of the show towards their annual international field trip. Visit https://bit.ly/2ORnSbW for more info.  

Lecture: ‘Road to Stockholm: A Nobel Mission,’ Dr. Louis Ignarro. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. Nobel laureate Louis Ignarro will deliver a public lecture at OSU as part of the Linus Pauling Institute’s biennial conference on dietary factors and health. There is no cost for the public lecture, but registration is required. Ignarro, whose discoveries regarding nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system made possible new medications for heart patients and men who experience impotence, earned the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1998. The doors open at 3:30 p.m. for refreshments and the Linus Pauling exhibit in the lobby. This event is free and open to the public. Visit https://bit.ly/2YWecN7 for more info. 

Prime Music Fridays. 29974 Highway 99W. 6 p.m. Join us every Friday for delicious food, and live music by talented local musicians from the surrounding areas! The music is always FREE. We start serving dinner at 6 p.m.

Sweet Melange. 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. 

That Coyote, Joshua James Jackson and the Dream Team. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:00 p.m. $5. the Dream Team (featuring Nate and Josh of Sharkmouth)-  bringing fire, folk rock, soul, and eccentricism to the greatest taqueria/punk venue in the Northwest on their way back from the studio. That Coyote fearlessly ventures into the primordial ether of psychedelia and returns triumphant to join the singalong of the rioting masses. Ears to the ground, the dirt train’s rollin’! This spectacle is not to be missed. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.     

Saturday, Aug. 17

Harris Bridge Folk Festival. Harris Bridge Vineyard, 22937 Harris Road, Philomath. All Day, $20-$30+. Join Harris Bridge Vineyard for the Harris Bridge Folk Festival on Aug. 16th through 18th, 2019! This is an intimate music-filled weekend with camping, swimming in the river, food, games on the grass, and a jaunt up to the Summit Summer Fest on Saturday. Bring the whole family and bask in the beauty of the valley and poetry of the music. 2019 performers include Beth Wood and Ara James, Wild Hog in the Woods, DTW, Karyn Ann, Karl Smiley, Gumbo, and Space Neighbors. Visit http://www.harrisbridgevineyard.com/folkfestival.html for more info. 

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.  

Oregon Rock and Gem Festival. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $2-$5. Oregon Rock & Gem Festival is Benton County’s premier rock show, gathering top level dealers to bring you high quality crystals, gemstones, fossils, beads, jewelry, and more. As you shop around, you’ll also be able to enjoy some of Corvallis’ best food trucks, a beer garden, great live music, silent auctions, and lapidary demonstrations to share all the fun things you can do with your crystals and rocks. There’s also a fun kids area where they can explore the fun of digging, identification of different rocks and minerals, and win great prizes. This rock show is partnered with the OSU Geoscience Club, and the Oregon Rock & Gem Festival will be donating some of the proceeds of the show towards their annual international field trip. Visit https://bit.ly/2ORnSbW for more info.  

Compton Wine Tasting. Compton Family Wine, 810 Applegate St., Philomath. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. $10.  Join Compton Wine at their tasting room to experience Matt Compton’s unique white wines, including Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon and Concrete Egg fermented Chardonnay, as well as old vine Pinot Noirs. Visit http://bit.ly/2YTAsv5 for more info.   

Historic Homes Trolley Tour. Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW 4th St., Corvallis. 12:45 p.m. Free. The Historic Homes Trolley Tour is an annual tradition in Corvallis, Oregon, and a great way to cap off a Saturday morning at our lively Farmers Market. We bring in a beautiful vintage trolley (with all the modern conveniences, like handicap accessibility and air conditioning) and send you on a tour of the lovely old homes in and around downtown Corvallis. Our knowledgeable guide will regale you with the history of the home, architectural details, and a bit of history about the families who lived there and in the area. Reservations are highly recommended! Please call the visitor center at 541-757-1544 or 1-800-334-8118 to make your reservation. 

Iron Thespians. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5. As thespians are well aware, almost all productions are a messy, barely functional disaster until 24 hours before the performance, when through the glorious magic of the theatre, everything just clicks into place. Imagine, then, the frenetic chaos of a piece of theatre that is conceived, written, directed, rehearsed, and teched within that 24 hour period. Imagine the drama. The intrigue. Do you have what it takes to triumph? Visit http://bit.ly/2OQHs89 to register. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info. 

Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild. Old World Deli, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. See the Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild perform every third Saturday of the month at Old World Deli. Watch for special themed performances for Halloween, Christmas and Thanksgiving! Visit http://www.corvallisbellydance.org/ for more info. 

Sila Shaman & Dave Storrs. 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.  

90’s Rooftop Dance Party. Sky High Brewing, 160 Northwest Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. -11 p.m. $7-$10. Join Sky High Brewing for a 90’s dance party on the rooftop, with local DJ The Turntable Enabler! 90’s fashions encouraged. This is a 21+ only event. Tickets are $7 online or $10 at the door. Visit https://bit.ly/2ZW9kc4 for more info. 

Hip Hop Saturday. Angry Beaver Sports Grill, 349 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 10 p.m. $5. The Angry Beaver Sports Grill hosts local DJs playing the hottest hip hop music all night. This event is 21+ only. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/710422609459932/ for more info.                    

Sunday, Aug. 18

Harris Bridge Folk Festival. Harris Bridge Vineyard, 22937 Harris Road, Philomath. All Day, $20-$30+. Join Harris Bridge Vineyard for the Harris Bridge Folk Festival on Aug. 16th through 18th, 2019! This is an intimate music-filled weekend with camping, swimming in the river, food, games on the grass, and a jaunt up to the Summit Summer Fest on Saturday. Bring the whole family and bask in the beauty of the valley and poetry of the music. 2019 performers include Beth Wood and Ara James, Wild Hog in the Woods, DTW, Karyn Ann, Karl Smiley, Gumbo, and Space Neighbors. Visit http://www.harrisbridgevineyard.com/folkfestival.html for more 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/  

Oregon Rock and Gem Festival. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $2-$5. Oregon Rock & Gem Festival is Benton County’s premier rock show, gathering top level dealers to bring you high quality crystals, gemstones, fossils, beads, jewelry, and more. As you shop around, you’ll also be able to enjoy some of Corvallis’ best food trucks, a beer garden, great live music, silent auctions, and lapidary demonstrations to share all the fun things you can do with your crystals and rocks. There’s also a fun kids area where they can explore the fun of digging, identification of different rocks and minerals, and win great prizes. This rock show is partnered with the OSU Geoscience Club, and the Oregon Rock & Gem Festival will be donating some of the proceeds of the show towards their annual international field trip. Visit https://bit.ly/2ORnSbW for more info.  

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 

Open Streets Corvallis. Lilly Park to Tunison Park, SE Bethel St. to SW Tunison Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Walk, bike and play at this free street festival that builds community through shared activity in public spaces. Play giant Scrabble, try a bicycle-powered carnival ride, experience a neighborhood bikeway demonstration, visit the Urban Farm, or if you live along the route, set up a mini-event or a lemonade stand in your own yard – your imagination is the limit! Enjoy local food, music, and drinks, too. Visit https://openstreetscorvallis.org/ for more info.  

OSU Summer Choir: Requiem, Gabriel Faures. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3 p.m. Free. OSU’s summer choir is an annual tradition that brings together current and former OSU students and members of the Corvallis community in a celebration of choral music. The ensemble is conducted by graduate-level music education students working under the guidance of Steven Zielke, director of choral studies at OSU. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are required and all seats are general admission. To request accommodations relating to a disability please call 541-737-4671, preferably at least one week in advance. Visit http://bit.ly/31yrEZ1 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    

Monday, Aug. 19

Tween Movie Series. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. Come watch your favorite animated superhero family return to the big screen! This program is for tweens in grades 4-6. Snacks provided. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info. 

City Council Meeting. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 6 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.

Family Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. Free. Children and their families are invited to share in stories and songs. 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 

Trivia Smackdown. Demaggio’s New York Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:00 p.m. $5. Like gravel stuck between the treads of a dune buggy. Gritty Rock and pizza over at Demaggio’s. Visit https://www.demaggiospizza.com/               

Tuesday, Aug. 20

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.

Greeters: Grace Center for Adult Day Services. Grace Center for Adult Day Services, 1850 980 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 a.m. Free. Join in an hour of networking with the Grace Center for Adult Day Services! 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.  

READ Dogs Visit: Dog Days of Summer. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. It’s the Dog Days of Summer with the READ Dogs! Children can practice reading aloud with a trained therapy READ dog (Reading Education Assistance Dog) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in August 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 Transit System Service Expansion Open House. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:00 p.m. Free. Corvallis Transit System (CTS) is pleased to announce the largest service expansion in over a decade, coming next month!  The public is invited to join us at an Open House Tuesday, August 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Avenue, to hear about the changes on the way.  Attendees can learn about the expansion, review the maps and schedules for new and revised routes, and try out trip planning tools. A Spanish-speaking translator will be available at the public meeting. Un Español que habla a traductor estará disponible en la reunión del público.  Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/cts 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. 

Craft Night with the Arts Center. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m. Free. Join in a night of crafts, music, and conversation (ages 16 and up welcome) every 3rd Tuesday of the month (2nd Tues. in Nov.). Use the Arts Center’s supplies to try a new project or bring your own. Show off projects you’ve been working on! On Tuesday, August 20th, we will be making magnets! 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), 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 6:30-8 p.m. 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 info. 

Sci-Fi Extravaganza. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5. Join Darkside Cinema for the Sci-Fi Extravaganza on the first and third Tuesdays of every month! The doors open at 6 p.m. for vintage drive-in ads and other treats, and the feature begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes credit towards a food menu item (excluding candy and alcoholic beverages). Heckling is encouraged! Visit https://darksidecinema.com/ for movie listings and more information. 

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

Concert in the Park: Jazz in the Park. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Community Band plays free concerts each Tuesday at 8 p.m. Each week has a theme and many concerts feature soloists or small groups. The music is suitable for young and old alike. Bring a low backed chair or blanket to sit on and dress for the unpredictable weather. Visit http://c-cband.org/ for more info.   

Wednesday, Aug. 21

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.

Starker Forests Tours. Corvallis Comfort Suites Inn, 1730 NW 9th St., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Free guided tours of beautiful Starker Forests are available in July and August. Starker Forests Tours are about three and a half hours long. The tour involves, among other activities, a 1/4-mile walk , where you will learn about the different practices of forest management that Starker Forests applies. Special, all-day tours happen three times this season. On these days, you’ll tour the Georgia Pacific Mill in the morning, followed by the guided tour of Starker Forests in the afternoon. The Starker Forests and Georgia Pacific Mill Tours are free. Reservations are required. Call Visit Corvallis at 800-334-8118 or 541-757-1544 to make reservations. For those signing up 10 or more people, please call to make arrangements to take tour on a different day of the week. Visit http://www.starkerforests.com/ for more info.      

Housing and Community Development Advisory Board. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 11:30 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. If you would like to provide testimony in advance of the meeting, you may send an email to housing@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-hcdab for more info. 

READ Dogs Visit: Dog Days of Summer. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. It’s the Dog Days of Summer with the READ Dogs! Children can practice reading aloud with a trained therapy READ dog (Reading Education Assistance Dog) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in August 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. 

Pets On The Patio. 2 Towns Ciderhouse, 33930 SE Eastgate Cir., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free. Pints, pets and patios? What more could you want? 2 Towns Ciderhouse has partnered with Heartland Humane Society for another summer full of pets, snuggles, and adoptions! Join 2 Towns at their Tap Room every 3rd Wednesday for a chance to meet and play with some amazingly adoptable pets. This event is free and 21+ only. Visit http://bit.ly/2KuygSz for more info.  

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.   

Planning Commission. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. You may provide written testimony by emailing the Planning Division here: planning@corvallisoregon.gov. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/bc-pc for more info. 

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! We 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 us at 541-766-6793. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.  

Movie Night at the Whiteside. Whiteside Theatre. 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5-$7.  Join the Whiteside Theatre for a late night viewing of Black Christmas. Admission is $3. See a classic movie at the beautiful and historic Whiteside Theatre every Wednesday night at 7pm. Tickets are only $5 and concessions are available for purchase. For movie listings, visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/    

Jeff Sux Trivia. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. This one sucks twice as much. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event. 

Thursday, Aug. 22

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.

READ Dogs Visit: Dog Days of Summer. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. It’s the Dog Days of Summer with the READ Dogs! Children can practice reading aloud with a trained therapy READ dog (Reading Education Assistance Dog) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in August 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.   

Council Work Session. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 4 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

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. 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 info. 

Movie in Avery Park: Back to the Future. Avery Park, 1200 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. Free. Corvallis Parks & Recreation and Friends of Corvallis Parks & Recreation are proud to present Back to the Future (1985) this August under the stars in Avery Park! A high schooler is accidentally transported in a time machine back to the 1950s, where he inadvertently interferes with his future parents’ budding romance. Now, the boy must figure out how to set things right, or risk changing the future. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, featuring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson, and Thomas F. Wilson. Rated PG. Runtime 116 minutes.  This is a free event and open to the public. The event will include a kid zone. For more information, contact Corvallis Parks and Recreation at 541-766-6918. Donations and sponsorships are welcome. Visit http://bit.ly/2H2fsbg for more info.  

SAGE Summer Concert: Swangle and Hillstomp. Starker Arts Park Amphitheater, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Join the Corvallis Environmental Center for their annual outdoor summer concert series, co-sponsored by Subaru of Corvallis and Oregon State Credit Union. The concert is held at the Starker Arts Park amphitheater and admission is free (with a suggested donation of $10/family; all proceeds raise funds for the SAGE Garden to help grow 3 tons of food annually for hunger relief organizations in Corvallis). Enjoy local beer, mead, and cider for sale on site for those who are 21 and older (outside beverages are not allowed). Local food carts will be there as well, serving fresh, delicious dinner and treats. Free parking is available, plus the park is easily accessible by bike. Visit http://bit.ly/2YJq6P8 for more info. 

Mouth Painter. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:00 p.m. Free. Come enjoy trippy proto-psych with a drawl, while digging into some amazing food and great drinks. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

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: 14th Annual Community Art Exhibit. Giustina Gallery, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 8 a.m. Free. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F until Aug. 22. The 14th Annual Community Art Exhibit provides artists of all ages and skill-levels the opportunity to showcase their artwork in a non-juried show. This is a regional community art exhibit and artists can participate by bringing in one piece of work. Guistina & Murdock Galleries are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Visit https://bit.ly/2JvxbrS for more info.

Exhibit: Learning Together. The Arts Center. 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free. T-F until Aug. 24. Alisha Whitman is an accomplished watercolor artist who homeschools her 4 children. She and her children always participate in the Howland Community OPEN Exhibition. It is no surprise they came up with an interesting collaboration with each other for an exhibit in the Arts Center’s Corrine Woodman Gallery. The work of mother and children, each taking different roles in each image, combines remarkably well. Visit https://theartscenter.net/the-critical-eye/ 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.