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Thursday, June 20

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.

Book Club at Chintimini Senior & Community Center. Chintimini Senior & Community Center, 2601 Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 11:00 a.m. Free. oin 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 at Chintimini Senior & Community Center (2601 Tyler Avenue in Corvallis). Visit  https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/chintimini-senior-center-book-club/ for info.

Corvallis Arts Walk. Downtown Corvallis, Corvalli. 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 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.

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.

Hanford: A Conversation: Personal Stories in Poetry and Prose. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. The poet Kathleen Flenniken, 2012-2014 Poet Laureate of Washington State, will read her poetry from Plume on the history of contamination from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons. Pat Hoover, a Hanford Downwinder contaminated by the pollution, responds to the poetry. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/hanford-a-conversation/ for info.

Corvallis Knights Home Game.  Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, 430 Southwest Langton Pl., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $6. The Corvallis Knights are Corvallis’ West Coast League baseball team. They were the West Coast League Champions in 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2017. In 28 years of play, the team has compiled a 1,067-480 record, eight WCL West/South titles, two WCL South first-half titles, one WCL South second-half title, three Portland City League championships, three PIL South titles, a Kamloops International Baseball Tournament championship and five West Coast League crowns. Visit https://corvallisknights.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.

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/.

Nobody & Wife. 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. $3. This is the best room in the town for comedy. High energy and tons of laughs. The Irrelevant Podcast is proud to provide a chance for local talent to jump on stage! Come see local comedians and even some out of towners! Think you’re funny? Sign up for a 5 minute slot and try it out.Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.

Friday, June 21 

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. 

Concert: Praises For the World. Chintimini Wildlife Center, 311 NW Lewisburg Rd., Corvallis. 6 p.m. $25. Jubilate! The Women’s Choir of Corvallis joins with Chintimini Wildlife Center to present “Praises for the World,” a Summer Solstice benefit concert in the Chintimini grove, featuring song, poetry, and forest chant that pays tribute to the natural world. A Meet the Raptor presentation by the Raptor Education Program Team begins at 6 p.m., followed by a concert in the grove at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served with wine available for purchase. All are welcome to stay after the concert for a solstice celebration with Jubilate! Tickets are $25, available for advance purchase at www.JubilateChoir.org.   

Full Draw Film Tour. The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6 p.m. $8-$15. The premier event for all hunters to gather, share stories and make plans while witnessing the best films in live hunting entertainment. For all ages – it’s bowhunting adventure on the big screen! Full Draw breaks the boundaries of hunting films and will truly inspire all who share the passion and pursuit of bowhunting and outdoor films. Visit https://bit.ly/2WPiIRo for more info. 

Live in the Fieldhouse. Redgate Vineyard, 8175 Buena Vista Rd., Independence. 6 p.m. $5. Enjoy live music from Orvil Ivie & Mike Renwick at Redgate Vineyard’s Fieldhouse. Visit https://redgatevineyard.com/ 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 every third Friday of the month from 6:30-9pm to watch movies, play games, and make art. Snacks and materials provided. Open to teens in middle and high school. We’re showing Bohemian Rhapsody (PG13, 2 hours, 14 minutes) at this event in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month! This is an after-hours event, starting after the library has closed. Doors will open at 6:25pm; enter through Monroe Ave library doors, across from Central Park. Signed permission form required for all after-hours teen events. Available at library youth desk or at event.Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info.

Corvallis Knights Home Game.  Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, 430 Southwest Langton Pl., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $6. The Corvallis Knights are Corvallis’ West Coast League baseball team. They were the West Coast League Champions in 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2017. In 28 years of play, the team has compiled a 1,067-480 record, eight WCL West/South titles, two WCL South first-half titles, one WCL South second-half title, three Portland City League championships, three PIL South titles, a Kamloops International Baseball Tournament championship and five West Coast League crowns. Visit https://corvallisknights.com/ for more info. 

Sun’s Out Summer Solstice Soirée. 2 Towns Ciderhouse, 33930 SE Eastgate Cir., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $20. Celebrate the longest day of the year with the 2 Towns’ crew at the 2 Towns Tap Room’s first ever Summer Solstice Soirée! They’re throwing open the cellar doors and letting that fantastic summer sun in so you can dance past sunset to the grooving beats of DJ Crew. Summer cocktail attire suggested. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/691579104627073/ for more info. 

Michael Wren & Friends. 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.  

Chintimini Chamber Music Festival. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 W Hills Rd., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $25. The Chintimini Chamber Music Festival, founded in 2001, is built around performers who grew up in Willamette Valley and are now pursuing concert careers in classical music. Tickets are $25 for a single concert or $90 for the season. Visit http://chintimini.org/2019-concerts/ for more info.  

Dam Right Drag Night presents PRIDE Extravaganza. Majestic Theatre, 115 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $10. Get ready to be stunned, hunniez! Join the Dam Right Drag Night crew for a night full of gag-worthy performances from some of the Willamette Valley’s fiercest performers in celebration of Pride Month. This show is open to all folks ages 16 and up. Visit http://www.majestic.org/ for more info.   

Mutschler-Willis_Biesack Jazz Trio. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:00 p.m. $5. Jazz trio returns for another classy performance. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/ for more info about this event.

Saturday, June 22 

Corvallis Farmers’ Market & Chintimini Chamber Music Festival Preview. 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, fresh turnips, carrots, rhubarb, preserved foods, honey, eggs, meat, poultry, and cheese, plus nursery plants and cut flowers. On the other extreme, the last market on Wednesday, Nov. 27, will feature much of what will be on Thanksgiving tables the next day. Visit http://locallygrown.org/ for more info.    

OSUsed Store Yard Sale. OSUsed Store, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis 10 a.m. Free. Featuring resident hall move-out merchandise. Store carries used furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more. Visit http://fa.oregonstate.edu/surplus for more info.   

Garden Pottery Sale. Evergreen Artists Group, 512 NW 16th St., Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. Garden art and pottery made by the Evergreen Artists Group.  Planters, garden decorations and small sculpture.  Great gifts at reasonable prices.  Cash only. Contact greengib@peak.org for more info. 

2nd Annual Pollinator Festival at Dancing Oaks Nursery and Gardens. Dancing Oaks Nursery and Gardens, 17900 Priem Rd., Monmouth. The 2nd Annual Pollinator Festival is from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, June 22nd at Dancing Oaks Nursery and Gardens outside Monmouth. The Festival features educational activities for kids and adults including garden walks, materials and instruction for creating your own mason bee nest, and MORE. Experts from area non-profit and governmental organizations, including the Audubon Society of Corvallis, Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District, Corvallis Environmental Center, Marion and Polk County Master Gardeners, The Oregon Bee Project, Oregon Flora Project, and Xerces Society, will present information and answer questions about pollinators and gardening. Visit https://dancingoaks.com/pf for more info. 

Strings of Summer Solstice. Tyee Wine Cellars, 26335 Greenberry Rd., Corvallis. 12 p.m. $12. Enjoy a family friendly day of music, picnics and hiking. Experience one of Oregon’s oldest family farms, enjoy Tyee Estate Wines, miles of hiking trails through native Oregon farmland, woodlands and wetlands, and live music, on the summer solstice, June 22, 2019. Visit http://www.tyeewine.com/ for more info.  

17th Annual Model Train Show. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1 p.m. Free. The Oregon Electric O-Gaugers Train Club of Albany, Oregon returns to the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library for its annual model train show on Saturday, June 22nd from 1 – 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 23rd from 1 – 4 p.m. Bring the whole family to enjoy this interactive exhibit during which the Main Meeting Room will be transformed into a miniature world complete with multiple tracks, noisy trains, and much more. Donations of canned or boxed goods will be accepted and donated to the Linn-Benton Food Share. This show is sponsored by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and the Oregon Electric O-Gaugers Train Club of Albany, Oregon. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/model-train-show/ for more info. 

Live in the Fieldhouse. Redgate Vineyard, 8175 Buena Vista Rd., Independence. 6 p.m. $5. Enjoy live music from Harvey Brindell and The Tablerockers at Redgate Vineyard’s Fieldhouse. Visit https://redgatevineyard.com/ for more info.

Double Play. 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.

Chromatic Colors w/ The Wrented. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9:30 p.m. $5. Catch the touring Chromatic Colors in Corvallis on the 22nd, sporting their jazz pop/psych rock set! Local band the Wrented will be performing as a duo and laying down some nice loud blues rock jams for Bomb Away. Visit https://www.bombsawaycafe.com/.    

Sunday, June 23 

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 

17th Annual Model Train Show. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1 p.m. Free. The Oregon Electric O-Gaugers Train Club of Albany, Oregon returns to the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library for its annual model train show on Saturday, June 22nd from 1 – 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 23rd from 1 – 4 p.m. Bring the whole family to enjoy this interactive exhibit during which the Main Meeting Room will be transformed into a miniature world complete with multiple tracks, noisy trains, and much more. Donations of canned or boxed goods will be accepted and donated to the Linn-Benton Food Share. This show is sponsored by the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and the Oregon Electric O-Gaugers Train Club of Albany, Oregon. Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/model-train-show/ 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, June 24  

Imagine Corvallis Action Network. Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 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.  

Willamette Writers on the River Summer Open Mic. First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room, 114 SW 8th St., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Reading your work or work-in-progress gives you the opportunity to hear and to be heard. Does the audience sigh? Do they gasp? Do they laugh outright? Does the page read smoothly for you? In other words, does your writing bring the audience into your experience successfully? Come read for applause and explore the effectiveness of your creation. Visit http://willamettewriters.org/corvallis 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, June 25 

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: Hilton Garden Inn. Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis, 2500 SW Western Blvd., Corvallis. 8:30 a.m. Free. Join in an hour of networking with the Hilton Garden Inn. 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 the old songs with friends! The group is free, but registration is required. Contact, chelsea.chytka@corvallisoregon.gov for more info.

Southtown Farm Stand And Market. Southtown 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 information 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.  

STELLA MARIS. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW 4th St. Corvallis. 7 p.m. $6-$8. with live musical accompaniment by SONOCHROMATIC, Starring Mary Pickford. Drama. Visit https://darksidecinema.com/ for more info. 

Corvallis Knights Home Game.  Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, 430 Southwest Langton Pl., Corvallis. 7:15 p.m. Tickets start at $6. The Corvallis Knights are Corvallis’ West Coast League baseball team. They were the West Coast League Champions in 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2017. In 28 years of play, the team has compiled a 1,067-480 record, eight WCL West/South titles, two WCL South first-half titles, one WCL South second-half title, three Portland City League championships, three PIL South titles, a Kamloops International Baseball Tournament championship and five West Coast League crowns. Visit https://corvallisknights.com/ for more 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  

Chintimini Chamber Music Festival. Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. $25. The Chintimini Chamber Music Festival, founded in 2001, is built around performers who grew up in Willamette Valley and are now pursuing concert careers in classical music. Tickets are $25 for a single concert or $90 for the season. Visit http://chintimini.org/2019-concerts/ for more info.   

Concert in the Park: An American Portrait. 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, June 26 

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, fresh turnips, carrots, rhubarb, preserved foods, honey, eggs, meat, poultry, and cheese, plus nursery plants and cut flowers. On the other extreme, the last market on Wednesday, Nov. 27, will feature much of what will be on Thanksgiving tables the next day. Visit http://locallygrown.org/ for more info.   

Concert: Chintimini Chamber Music. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. Free. Children and their families are invited to enjoy the musical story The Steadfast Tin Soldier performed by Chintimini Chamber Music. Visit, http://chintimini.org/2019-concerts-for-children/ for more info.   

Housing Opportunities Action Council. Downtown Fire Station: Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. The Housing Opportunities Action Council is a partnership between the City of Corvallis and Benton County working to address the root causes of housing affordability and homelessness. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Downtown Fire Station, 400 NW Harrison Blvd. Visit http://bentonhoac.com/monthly-meetings.  

Understanding Sundowners. Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, 420 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. Dementia Support Group that will have a presentation on Understanding Sundowners, followed by an open forum to discuss your loved one with dementia.  Come for education and support. Contact cyndishear@gmail.com for more info. 

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

City Legislative Committee. City Hall, 501 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 4 p.m. Free.  The Committee will meet in the Cascade Meeting Room.  More information about the Committee is available here. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/mc for more info. 

Concert: Chintimini Chamber Music. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:00 p.m. Free. Children and their families are invited to enjoy the musical story The Steadfast Tin Soldier performed by Chintimini Chamber Music. Visit, https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for more info. 

CONSERVATION BOOK CLUB. Greenbelt Land Trust, 101 SW Western Blvd., Ste. 111, Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. The June read is The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier by Florence Williams. Register at http://greenbeltlandtrust.org. 

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.  

Red Hot Stitchers. New Morning Bakery, 219 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. Knitters and crocheters create items of comfort for people and animals in need in the community.  All skill levels welcome.  Information:  eaday@aol.com. 

Thursday, June 27 

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.   

Concert: Chintimini Chamber Music. Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis, 1112 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 10:45 a.m. Free. Children and their families are invited to enjoy the musical story The Steadfast Tin Soldier performed by Chintimini Chamber Music. Visit, http://chintimini.org/2019-concerts-for-children/ for more info.   

Concert: Chintimini Chamber Music. KidSpirit Youth Program, 2450 SW Jefferson Way #125, Corvallis. 1:10 p.m. Free. Children and their families are invited to enjoy the musical story The Steadfast Tin Soldier performed by Chintimini Chamber Music. Visit, http://chintimini.org/2019-concerts-for-children/ for more info.  

Teen Day: Star Wars Party. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30 p.m. Free. Teens in or entering 6-12 grades can join in for a variety of free activities at the library on Thursdays at 1:30pm. No Teen Day on weeks when there is a Friday Teen Takeover! All materials and snacks provided, unless otherwise noted. Event details below! This week, party like we’re in a galaxy far, far away – celebrating all things Star Wars! Cosplay welcome! Visit https://cbcpubliclibrary.net/ for info.    

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

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

Lunchbox Artists Talk: Around Oregon Annual. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 5:30 p.m. Free. The Around Oregon Annual is a juried art exhibition that embodies the talents and artistic diversity of visual artists throughout Oregon, including both emerging and established artists. Artists from all over the state can submit work, and each year a different guest juror is invited to curate the show. This year’s juror, Sandee McGee, is a visual artist and Gallery Director at Umqua Valley Arts Center. Visit https://theartscenter.net/around-oregon-annual/ for more info. 

Corvallis Knights Home Game.  Goss Stadium at Coleman Field, 430 Southwest Langton Pl., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $6. The Corvallis Knights are Corvallis’ West Coast League baseball team. They were the West Coast League Champions in 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2017. In 28 years of play, the team has compiled a 1,067-480 record, eight WCL West/South titles, two WCL South first-half titles, one WCL South second-half title, three Portland City League championships, three PIL South titles, a Kamloops International Baseball Tournament championship and five West Coast League crowns. Visit https://corvallisknights.com/ for more info. 

Gypsy Butterfiles. 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. 

Free Range Open Mic-Solo/Acoustic. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:00 p.m. Free. Classic open mic with sign-ups at 7:30 p.m. focused on solo/duo acts. 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 & 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: 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. Reception May 16, during Art Walk.  Normal Hours 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. Free. Watercolor artist Dominique Bachelet came from France to the US 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: Parallels: Making the Avenue of Elms by Erik Sandgren. 440 Strand Agriculture Hall, Oregon State University, 170 SW Waldo Pl., Corvallis. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free. The exhibit, open April 2 through June 14, in the Strand Gallery, features 24 paintings and 38 digital format sketches. The exhibit documents Sandgren’s pursuit of an origin story: lyrical, powerful, culture-defining moments evoked in remembrance and respect. Visit https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/art/art-about-agriculture for more info.