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Thursday, April 12
Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 3-3:45 p.m. $7 Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/.
Teen Code Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4-5 p.m. Free. Teens can meet with a professional coder monthly to explore coding through game design using Scratch and CS First. Open to teens in middle and high school. Snacks and supplies provided; tweens are welcome to bring their own laptops if they want. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Author Event with John Byrne. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. John Byrne came to OSU in 1960 as a faculty member, later becoming department chair, dean, director of the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and vice president for Research and Graduate Studies. Undercurrents recounts the life and career of John Byrne, who started as a geologist at an oil company and retired as president of a major land grant university. For info, visit grassrootsbookstore.com/.
Wild Hog in the Woods Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/
The Swastika Entwined With Magnolia Blossoms: A Jewish Journalist Investigates Lynchings in the Wartime South. Withycombe Hall, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. 7:30 – 9 p.m. Free. Jason Morgan Ward is a professor of history at Mississippi State University. His talk at OSU will focus on an investigation by a well-known American journalist, Victor H. Bernstein. In October 1942, Bernstein headed to Mississippi to report on the lynching of two adolescent black boys. Although a young scholar, Professor Ward has already produced a number of major articles and two highly acclaimed books: Defending White Democracy: The Making of the Segregationist Movement and the Remaking of Racial Politics, 1936-1965 (2011); and Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century (2016). Hanging Bridge will be on sale at the conclusion of Professor Ward’s talk. For info, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/133807/.
Friday, April 13
Michael Wren. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Scarewaves. Russell Tripp Performance Center, Ellingson Rd SW, Albany. 7:30 p.m. $8 general admission and $6 students and seniors. The LBCC Russell Tripp theater presents a special event Friday, April 13 with “Scarewaves,” a horror-comedy in the style of classic radio drama. Recently discovered in the catacombs beneath the LBCC Russell Tripp Theater were two lost, never performed scripts from the little-known, and possibly non-existent, horror writer Meridian Welch: “The Dark Mansion’s Curse” and “Captain Steadfast Meets Dr. Draculanus.” Join in for an evening of chills, creaking doors and the bizarre. For info, visit linnbenton.edu/current-students/involvement/performing-arts/buy-tickets.
Saturday, April 14
Mind-Body Detox, An Urban Retreat with Brodie Welch. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. $175. Springtime is about new growth. The organ in charge is the Liver. The Liver doesn’t just eliminate toxins physically: it works emotionally, mentally, and spiritually as well. For info, visit brodiewelch.com/mind-body-detox/.
Corvallis Half Marathon 5K. Reser Stadium, 660 SW 26th St, Corvallis. 10:30 a.m. $30-50. The Corvallis Half Marathon’s 5K is one of the flattest around. For info, visit corvallishalfmarathon.com/.
Little Sprouts: Create A Fresh Herb Planter. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis. 11 a.m. – Noon. $7. Having children learn about how their food is grown is a great way to get them to try new things. They will learn how to care for the herb planters that they will take home. They may even want to help with the cooking. For info, visit garlandnursery.com/event/little-sprouts-create-fresh-herb-planter/.
Game Day. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2-5 p.m. Free. A wide variety of board games, card games, and video games for all ages will be free to play on a first-come, first-served basis. Examples of games that will be available to play include classic favorites such as Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, and Checkers; new standards such as Settlers of Catan, Forbidden Island, Apples to Apples, and Pandemic; and various video games for consoles such as Xbox One. Attendees may drop in at any time during the event to try new games, play old favorites, or simply watch all of the fun. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
Community Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 5-6 p.m. Yoga taught by apprentice teachers. $7 Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/.
India Night 2018. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 5-8 p.m. $5 for OSU students and $8 for non-students. Come join the Indian Students Association and celebrate Indian culture at OSU through an amazing line-up of cultural performances followed by a delicious and authentic Indian meal. Tickets will be sold at the SEC front desk starting Monday of Week 1 (Spring Term). For info, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/134204/.
Shut-It-Down Party. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Suggested entry donation $20. 21+. Shut-It-Down party to raise funds for the 5 Valve Turners who turned off the tar sands pipelines. Live music by Gumbo, the Plaehn-Hino Blues Band, And Bryson Skaar. Food and alcoholic beverages available for sale.
Dinna Fash. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Bush Pilots. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/
Sunday, April 15
Corvallis Half Marathon. Reser Stadium, 660 SW 26th St, Corvallis. 9:30 a.m. $75. This scenic, 13.1 mile ‘Tour de Corvallis’ is mostly flat with two slow gradual climbs, and two gradual descents. The entire course is on paved roads, sidewalk and bike paths. For info, visit corvallishalfmarathon.com/.
Corvallis Jewish Film Festival. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. 2 p.m. Adults $7; students and military $5. Presented by the Beit Am Mid-Willamette Jewish Community. All Films have won multiple awards and have adult content. Bombshell, the Hedy Lamarr Story, directed by Alexandra Dean 2 p.m.; Fanny’s Journey, directed by Lola Doillon 4 p.m.; and Big Sonia, directed by Leah Warshawski 7 p.m. For info, visit beitam.org/filmfestival.
Celtic Session. Cloudy and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 3:30 p.m. Free. Traditional tunes from the emerald countryside. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com/.
Monday, April 16
Eight Approaches for Reducing Dependence on Fossil Fuels. Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free. Hear the perspectives of eight Sun Grant-funded scientists on how to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Anything you can make from a barrel of oil, you can make from a plant. Each scientist will give a short talk in the morning, followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m., and then wrap things up with a panel discussion with guests at 1:30 p.m. Posters by OSU students and researchers will be on display throughout the day. Lunch registration is required, registration for presentations is encouraged. For info, visit communications.oregonstate.edu/osu150-sun-grant-festival/festival-event/eight-approaches-reducing-dependence-fossil-fuels.
Minecraft Mondays. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other Minecraft players. Grades 2-5. For info, contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794.
Human Dignity in the Age of Social Media. Memorial Union, Journey Room 2014, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Free. 4-6 p.m. In a number of countries worldwide, the 1930’s was characterized by an upsurge of nationalism and of ideologies and politics that reviled minorities and immigrants. These developments had significant ramifications on both the national and international level, and many historians see them now as having played a part in prompting the Second World War and the Holocaust. The discussion on April 16 will focus on significant developments in the public sphere, and will broach the question of whether, both in the United States and internationally, there is an increase in extremist behaviors and ideologies. Is history repeating itself? Is democracy under attack? For info, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/134201/.
Tuesday, April 17
Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 3-3:45 p.m. $7 Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/.
Solar Array Tour. 3521 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Free, but register to secure your space. Since 2013, five large grid-tied, ground-mounted solar electric (photovoltaic) arrays have been installed on agricultural lands operated by Oregon State University as part of “Solar by Degrees,” a large-scale photovoltaic power program coordinated by the Oregon University System. OSU was the first to install and have operational solar arrays. Here, you can also learn about Agri-voltaics. Tours will leave every 20 minutes; please make sure to register to secure your space. You’ll learn how solar works and about exciting new projects to get even more energy from the sun. For info, contact Shelly Signs, (541)737-0724 or email@example.com.
Crafts and Coffee. Philomath Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath, 6-7:30 p.m. Adults ages 16 & up are invited to join in for a low-key morning of art, coloring, conversation, music, and treats. They’ll have lots of supplies on hand, but feel free to bring your own. They also encourage people to bring projects to show and share. Additionally, they will have a supply sharing table if there are supplies you no longer need. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/.
Craft Night with the Art Center. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-7:30 pm. Free. Ages 16 and up are welcome to join in for a night of crafts, music, and conversation. Use their supplies to try a new project or bring your own. Show off projects you’ve been working on. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Mid-Willamette NOW April Meeting. Willamette Landing Homeowners Rec. Center, 3501 SE Shoreline Drive, Corvallis. 7:15 p.m. Free. Join in for a discussion on the topic of pronouns in relationship to gender identity led by Rev. Amber Churchill. Amber will also share information about a national progressive campaign which will have local involvement called the The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. For info, visit facebook.com/events/158282441525458/.
Wednesday, April 18
Turning Waste into Energy Lab Tours. Gilmore Hall, 124 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free. Join in some fascinating tours where you can get up close and personal with sustainable science. These tours will have a maximum of 20 people each, so you’ll get a chance to talk to the researchers and ask questions about their groundbreaking discoveries. For info, contact Shelly Signs at (541) 737-0724 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brown Bag Book Club – Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. Noon-1 p.m. Free. Grab a copy Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruegerat the front desk. Read and join in conversation with other book enthusiasts over lunch. Adults may pick up a copy of the monthly selection at the Philomath front desk on a first come, first served basis. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net
Greenhouse Tour. 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 1:30 – 3 p.m. Free. Take a tour of the Agricultural greenhouses where you’ll learn about forest biotechnology. In the Forest Biotechnology Laboratory they use modern plant biotechnologies—both genomics and genetic engineering—to help create environmentally sustainable biotechnologies to aid in production of tree crops, including for renewable energy, wood, paper, ornamentals, and fruit. For info, contact Shelly Signs at (541) 737-0724 or email@example.com.
Free Teen Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 4-5 p.m. $7 Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/.
Teen Night. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 5-7 p.m. Free. Play games, make art, and have fun with your friends. Open to middle and high school students. Snacks and supplies provided. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
OSU150 Sun Grant Festival at Northwest Spring Fest. Student Experience Center, 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 5- 10 p.m. Free. Come visit the OSU150 table at the Northwest Spring Fest! You’ll be able to cash out the points you’ve earned by playing the OSU150 scavenger hunt. OSU150 Sun Grant Festival is offering 10 prize packages valued at over $100 each to the top scores in the OSU150 phone app scavenger hunt. For info, visit communications.oregonstate.edu/osu150-sun-grant-festival/festival-event/osu150-sun-grant-festival-northwest-spring-fest.
Death Café Corvallis. Interzone, 1563 NW Monroe St., Corvallis. 6-7 p.m. Free. Got thoughts about mortality? Come talk truth to death. Death Café Corvallis is simply in order to listen and talk about death. Death Café Corvallis is NOT a support group, therapeutic agenda, debate society, social action group, religion or anti-religion, ideology, cult, or sales pitch. Their welcoming and thoughtful café is open to everyone who participates in a welcoming and thoughtful manner. Death Café Corvallis guiding principles are respect, openness, and confidentiality. Come drink tea, eat cake, and ponder death with interesting people. For info, visit facebook.com/groups/deathcafecorvallis or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sick Around the World Screening. Darkside Cinema, 215 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. Free. As timely as when it first aired on public television in 2008, “Sick Around the World,” narrated by veteran Washington Post foreign correspondent T. R. Reid, examines health care in five wealthy, capitalist democracies. Reid explores how these countries deliver health care and what the United States can learn from both their successes and their failures. Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates is sponsoring a free screening with a discussion to follow. The public is invited, and donations to MVHCA (a non-profit organization) are welcome. For info, visit darksidecinema.com/.
Imagine On Canvas Paint Nigh. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. 1- $20, 2- $35, 3>$15 each. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Thursday, April 19
Chair Yoga. Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 3-3:45 p.m. $7 Community class. No one turned away for lack of funds. For info, visit livewellstudio.com/.
Understanding & Participating in the Web. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6-7:30 pm. Free. Knowing how to read, write, and participate on the web is essential in the 21st century. In these sessions, participants ages 18 and older will gain a deeper understanding of the web by focusing on how the web works as well as the ways you can explore, contribute to, and participate in it. This is a bi-monthly session for adults on understanding and participating in the web every 1st & 4th Thursday ending June 28th. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
Author Event with William Stafford & Peter Sears. Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 SW Second St., Corvallis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Join Grass Roots for a reading honoring past award-winning Oregon Poet Laureates, William Stafford (1990-1995) and Peter Sears (2014-2016), who have been celebrated annually, and now are brought to Corvallis by Mary’s Peak Poets. At the end of the event, you are invited to read your favorite Stafford or Sears poem, or even one of your own written in the spirit of their work. For info, visit grassrootsbookstore.com/.
Karyn Ann. Calapooia Brewing Company, 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 8 p.m. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/
Albany Farmers’ Market. Fourth & Ellsworth. Saturdays. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 21. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For info, visit locallygrown.org/home/.
Albany Historic Carousel & Museum. Historic Carousel & Museum, 503 First Ave West, Albany. Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Friday & Sunday 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. The project’s simple Vision is to “enchant young and old alike with the finest carousel in the world, promote the artistry of carousel building by sharing our skills and talents and build community spirit by opening our venue to events and activities”. With this Vision in mind the carousel opened the carving and painting studio to anyone from the age of fourteen and up regardless of skill or background and began the process of getting 52 animals adopted, carved, and painted. There is also a wonderful museum that looks at the American carousel history. For info, visit albanycarousel.com/.
Argentine Tango Class. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. 8-10 p.m. First and Third Thursday of the month. $5. Argentine tango dance class. Lesson from 8-9 p.m. Followed by practica (practice) from 9-10 p.m. No experience necessary. No partner needed. Drop-ins welcome. For info, visit facebook.com/groups/OSUArgentineTango/.
Beyond Earth Day Community Fair- Booth Reservations. Runs through April 13. Reserve a free booth at the 18th Annual Community Fair on Tuesday, April 24th, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Student Experience Center Plaza. Set-up is 10-11:20 a.m. and tear-down is 3-4 p.m. Booths should be interactive in addition to informative (offer a hands-on activity, game, trivia challenge, or anything else that allows an attendee to participate). Provide a description of this on the registration form in order to reserve a space at the fair. The first 32 groups to register will receive a guaranteed spot under the glass canopy. For info, visit earthday.oregonstate.edu/community-fair-information/.
Blues Jam. Calapooia Brewing Company 140 Hill St. NE, Albany. 4-6 p.m. Sundays. Free. For info, visit calapooiabrewing.com/blog/live-music-and-events/.
Call for Artist- I Came From Far Away, But I Am Here Now. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Free. Runs through April 29. Ours is a nation of immigrants. Whereas immigration was once a founding and uniting element, it has become a subject of discord, so it’s crucial that we continue the conversation. The Arts Center aims to do this in a positive way by asking immigrants to express their own experience through visual art. Thus, the Exhibition Committee seeks proposals for an exhibit by immigrants for July and August 2018 in the Main Gallery. We seek artwork made by people born outside the United States who came here for any reason, from any place of origin, and from any cultural background. All immigrant artists living or working in the Pacific Northwest are eligible to submit artwork. All media are eligible, including small-scale installations. Artists who lack valid legal residency can submit work that will be shown (if needed anonymously) in a slide show. For info and how to submit, visit theartscenter.net/call-artists-came-far-away-now/.
Call for Artist- Young Artist Exhibit. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Free. Runs through April 28. The 2018 Young Artists Exhibit will focus on personal expressions of cultural identity. Who are you and what makes you who you are? This exhibit will represent the many different ways people can identify and the different cultures that exist in our community. All young artists are encouraged to participate. Original artwork of visual, literary, digital, tactile and multimedia are welcomed. Exhibition will take place May 1-19. For info, visit theartscenter.net/call-artists-2018-young-artists-exhibit/.
Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. For info, visit imaginecoffee.net.
Chen-Style Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) Lessons. First Alternative Co-op, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Every Wednesday. $50/month. Taijiquan is an ancient form of internal martial art also known as moving meditation. Regular practice of Taiji has been shown to increase balance, health, and longevity. Within this class learn the complete old and new frame forms (Laojia and Xinjia), sword, broadsword, and other weapons forms, tui shou, and applications. The overall goals are to increase energy cultivation, expression, and awareness. For info, visit facebook.com/Xilin.Martial.Arts/.
Class: Beginning Mandolin. LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. 6-7:50 p.m. $99. Eight week course runs through May 23. Learn basic skills and techniques of playing the mandolin in a group instruction format. Class is designed to educate, inspire and challenge anyone who has ever had the desire to play this fun stringed instrument. For info, visit linnbenton.edu/.
Class: Taoist Qigong Week Eight Course. First Alternative Natural Foods Co-Op North Store, 2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis. Saturday. 7-8 p.m. $160. Runs through April 7. Meditation has been shown to have many positive effects on health including reducing symptoms of asthma, anxiety and stress. In this course, learn the ancient form of Taoist Meditation and Qigong known as the Microcosmic Orbit. Learn the proper breathing techniques to increase your vital energy, known as Qi, and the correct way of using the mind to circulate that Qi along the Conception and Governing Channels. For info, visit facebook.com/Xilin.Martial.Arts/.
Classical Mat Pilates with Jenn Powell. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. Thursday 9:30 a.m. Classical Pilates are a series of exercises within the order of exercises Mr. Pilates created for the mat. This class appropriately warms up the body, challenges and cools it down, allowing for modifications and appropriate for all levels. For info, visit studiocloud9pilates.com/.
Corvallis Autoimmune Support Group. First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op South Meeting Room, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. Second Wednesdays. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by Dr. Deborah Anderson, a functional medicine trained naturopathic physician, who specializes in helping women with autoimmune conditions. Space is limited. For more info and to RSVP, visit DrDeborah.com/events.
Corvallis Arts Walk. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 4-8 p.m. Free. Third Thursdays. A monthly art crawl that tours Corvallis’ fine art galleries (as well as non-gallery artistic events) and utilizes a rotating group of fine dining businesses for final destinations. The Arts Center is a great place for a first art-viewing stop, utilizing their off-street parking. For info and participating venues, visit theartscenter.net or facebook.com/CorvallisArtsWalk.
Corvallis Community Choir. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Dr., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. $50 or $5/week. Tuesday. Runs through June 19. A group of singers who meet once a week at the Unitarian Fellowship to learn how to sing and to spread the joy. You do not have to audition to join in the fun, just come ready to stretch your musical ability. Many of them do not even read music. Children are welcome to attend with their parents. Occasionally, they land a gig. For info, visit corvalliscommunitychoir.us/.
Corvallis Community Drum Circle. Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd St., Corvallis. 7–8 p.m. Free. First Saturdays. Park and enter through the rear, corner of 23rd and Monroe. All ages and skill levels welcome. Instruments provided or bring your own. For info, contact Michelle Lovrich at email@example.com.
Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Corvallis. Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Runs through Nov. 21. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For info, visit locallygrown.org/home/.
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/.
Corvallis Squares Square Dance. First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. Second and fourth Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. $5. The Corvallis Squares host a Square Dance on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. For info, call 541-745-7121 or 503-569-2504 or visit corvallissquares.com.
Exhibit: #NosDeulen56. The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, Corvallis. Monday- Friday 8 a.m. – Noon and 1-5 p.m. Free. Runs through April 25. On March 3, 2017, 41 girls died and 15 were severely burned in ‘safe home’ outside Guatemala City, when government authorities unjustly held them and then ignored their pleas once a fire began in their locked room. The exhibition brings together commemorative portraits, selected from more than 60 artists from around the world, who joined the global action for the girls, #NosDuelen56, in order to demand justice, honor and commemorate the victims of the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción massacre. For info, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/feature-story/little-gallery-presents.
Exhibit: April in the Window. The River Galley, 184 S Main St., Independence. Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through April 30. Shannon says, “I enjoy the freedom of firing my pieces sometimes 3 or 4 times to get the right color or detail. I tend to get most of my inspiration from flowers, birds, monkeys and fish. Much of my recent work is a focus on the beauty of Tilapia and Parrot fish skin that I incorporate onto the piece after it is fired. I challenge myself to develop unorthodox practices such as taking separate components (i.e., stone, mineral specimens, fish skin) and attaching them after firing. Ultimately, I hope my audience gets swept up in the magical surrealist stories my characters create.” For info, visit rivergalleryart.com/events.php?Index=181.
Exhibit: Circa 1920: Roaring into the Modern Age. Benton County Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. Runs through Dec 28. The exhibition provides an opportunity to reflect on the similarities and differences of life in America 100 years ago as illustrated through the objects in our museum collections. For info, visit bentoncountymuseum.org/.
Exhibit: Beyond Words. Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free. Runs through April 14. Beyond Words is an exhibition built through collaboration and the creative response of visual artists and musicians to the poetry collection “First Draft: Erratic Musings of a Wanna-be Poet” by Terri Thomas. For info, visit bentoncountymuseum.org/index.php/exhibitions/2018-exhibition-schedule/.
Exhibit: Head to Toe. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through April 31. An exhibit of fascinating and unique accessories including hats, masks, jewelry, shoes and bags, selected from around the world. For info, visit cmlcenter.org/.
Exhibit: Locker. CEI Artworks Gallery, 408 SW Monroe, Corvallis. Monday to Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through April 16. Lockers is a collection of photographs, video-works, and installation intended to raise conversations about the school experience between people of all backgrounds and age-ranges. Through video, installation, and photographs artist Julia Bradshaw invites viewers to reflect upon their high school experiences and those of children in high school today. As part of the exhibition, school-age students from the Corvallis region created an installation of decorated locker spaces. For info, visit facebook.com/ceiartworks/.
Exhibit: Our Energy, Our Plant, Our Future- Sun Grant Art Exhibit. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free. Runs through April 29. Giustina Gallery is hosting a Sun Grant art exhibit titled “Our Energy, Our Planet, Our Future” in support of the OSU’s 150th anniversary and the upcoming OSU150 Sun Grant Festival. Images concerned with renewable energy such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, wave and biomass. Re-purposed, recycled or reused products in the creation of art such as handmade paper, charcoal sculpture or collage. For info, visit lasells.oregonstate.edu/exhibit/call-artists-our-energy-our-planet-our-future-sun-grant-art-exhibit.
Exhibit: Scenes from Oregon Back Roads. Art in the Valley Gallery, 209 SW Second St., Corvallis. Tuesday- Saturday 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Runs through April 30. This month featured artist is Michael Moore. The majority of Michael’s pastel paintings on display at the Art in the Valley gallery are from mid-valley, back road scenes. Recently, he’d drive around with a camera on board looking for unusual or striking images that caught his eye. Those photos became the inspiration for the artwork featured in this show. For info, visit artinthevalley.net/.
Exhibit: Set the Stage- An Illusion of Place. The Art Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Tuesday- Saturday Noon-5 p.m. Free. Runs through April 28. The Arts Center and the OSU Theatre Scenic Design Course present an exhibit on theater design. Theatre melds many art forms together to create a strong visual impact for the audience. Don Naggiar’s Scenic Design class, TA347, at OSU, will show their Stage models and associated research. Each student has chosen a play that creates visual challenges. The successful designs will contribute to the overall effect of the production. Other theatre arts projects will be on display as well to give the public a sense of what is required to mount a successful theatre production. For info, visit theartscenter.net/set-stage-illusion-space/.
Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, Oregon State University campus, 1800 Southwest Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Saturdays and Sundays: 1-5 p.m. $3/youth; $7/adult. Climbers under 18 need a youth waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. For info, visit recsports.oregonstate.edu/youth-policy#Family%20Climb.
Free Drop-In Daoist Meditation Group. First-Alternative Co-op, 2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis. 9-10 a.m. Every Sunday. Free. Learn an ancient form of Daoist Meditation called ‘Preserving the Light of the One’. This technique is simple yet profoundly powerful. Regular practice restores peace, harmony, and balance, and promotes health and longevity. For info, visit facebook.com/Xilin.Martial.Arts/.
Free Range Open Mic at Bombs Away. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8:30 p.m. Fourth Thursday of each month. Free. Open to players of all levels of experience. Get your music heard, do some networking with other musicians, or just sit and enjoy the variety. Sign-ups start at 7:30 p.m. and fill up fast. For info, visit bombsawaycafe.com/.
Free Range Open Mic at Cloud and Kelly’s. Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, 126 SW First Ave., Corvallis. 8 p.m. Second Thursday of each month. Free. Open to players of all levels of experience. Get your music heard, do some networking with other musicians, or just sit and enjoy the variety. Sign-ups start at 7:30 p.m. and fill up fast. For info, visit cloudandkellys.com.
Funk Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., or Cloud and Kelly’s, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. Core group brings drum kit/backline and keep the music moving as players who sign up join on various instruments. First Thursdays at Bombs Away Café. Third Thursdays at Cloud and Kelly’s. For info, visit facebook.com/corvallisfunkandjazzjam/.
Fun-with-the-Animals Work Party. Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, 36831 Richardson Gap Rd., Scio. Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-Noon.; Saturdays: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. For all ages and abilities. Work parties provide the sanctuary’s abused, abandoned, or neglected farm animals with clean water, bedding, and living conditions. No RSVP required; just show up wearing farm apparel and boots. For info, contact 503-394-4486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gratitude’s UpBeat Café. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Fourth Saturday of every month. Free. Local Corvallis jazz/blues musicians who draw their influences from the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and Keith Jarrett, along with funky dance music to free jazz chaos. They use music to connect audiences to the spiritual dimension of life, with an open mind, nurturing what is positive and life-affirming. Dancing, toe tapping and cheers all around are definitely welcome. For info, visit gratitudejazzband.com./
Gumbo Live Music. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. First and Third Wednesday of the month. Vocal & Instrumental music. Less familiar vintage gems, & Original songs and compositions created to capture the spirit and styles of the popular music of the depression era 1930’s, especially the southern regions and the strong influence of the black musicians who performed at that time and created so much excellent music…with an emphasis on having fun and creating synergy. For info, visit facebook.com/Gumbo-76667816843/.
Jazz Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., or Cloud and Kelly’s, 126 SW First St., Corvallis. 9 p.m. Free. Core group brings drum kit/backline and keep the music moving as players who sign up join on various instruments. Second Wednesdays at Bombs Away and fourth Thursdays at Cloud and Kelly’s. For info, visit facebook.com/corvallisfunkandjazzjam.
La Leche League of Oregon – Corvallis. Corvallis Birth & Women’s Health Center, 2314 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis. 10 a.m. First Wednesday of the month. La Leche League is an international, non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. For info, visit lalecheleagueoregon.webs.com/localcorvallis or facebook.com/groups/106376482784079/.
Makers Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4–5:30 p.m. Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Free creative and hands-on program for all-ages, learn basic programming with Arduino and Raspberry Pi, plus explore 3D printing and other technologies. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/makers/.
Mid-Valley Bike Club Saturday Rides. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. Free. The MVBC is a non-profit club centered in Corvallis, Oregon. The club was founded in 1974, and is open to cyclists of all ages and abilities. They have several ride options every Saturday morning touring the surrounding Willamette Valley and Coast Range Mountains. October – April rides meet at 9 and 10 a.m. unless noted otherwise, Saturday morning rides depart at 15 minutes past the hour from the Osborn Aquatic Center near the corner of Circle Blvd. and Highland Dr. For info, visit sites.google.com/mvbc.com/web/.
Mindful Monday Yoga. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. $5. Yoga can increase flexibility and improve athletic performance. Not only can Yoga help maintain a balanced metabolism, it can also improve Cardio and circulatory health. Yoga Flow is a series of movements that incorporate breathe and vinyasa. This class is suitable for all levels. For info, visit studiocloud9pilates.com/.
Modern Quilting Guild Meeting and Sew Day. First Alternative South Store, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. 7-9 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Modern Quilt Guild is a small but growing group of modern quilters who love quilting, fabric, and sewing who live in or around Corvallis, Oregon. Formed in December 2012, CMQG is a local guild of the international Modern Quilt Guild. Monthly sew days the fourth Saturday and meetings the second Thursday as well as special events throughout the year. For info, visit corvallismodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/.
Music a la Carte. Oregon State, Memorial Union Lounge, MU, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Fridays. Noon. Free. This 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 term. They feature a variety of OSU music ensembles, faculty and student musicians, as well as regional, national and international guest artists. For info, visit mu.oregonstate.edu/main/music-la-carte.
Open Recreation Swim Time. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 1-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, 1-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. General Admission. All ages and families are welcome to come swimming during this time. For info, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=804.
OSUsed Store Sale. Property Services Building, OSU Campus, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays, Noon-3 p.m. Items for sale include computers and computer accessories, furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, sporting goods, laboratory materials, household items, bicycles, Beaver sports gear, and much more. For info, visit fa.oregonstate.edu.
Pekiti-Tirsia Kali (Filipino Martial Arts) Lessons. Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. Noon-1 p.m. Every Sunday. $50/month. Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is a Filipino Martial Arts system that focuses on close-quarter offensive techniques. Lessons include Single and Double Stick, Single and Double Knife, Stick and Knife, and Empty Hand Techniques. Instructor Jeff Kelly has over 30 years of martial arts experience and is a Lakan Guro in PTK under the Grand Tuhon, Leo T. Gaje. The first two lessons are free. For info, visit facebook.com/Xilin.Martial.Arts/.
Pilates for Runners and Athletes. Studio Cloud 9, 165 SW Washington Ave., Corvallis. Mondays and Wednesdays. 5-5:45 p.m. Although running and walking are great cardiovascular work, both can lead to imbalances in the body because they are linear movements. Pilates has many benefits for runners, including increased core strength, posture imbalance correction, and increased balance in the muscles of the back and hips. For info, visit studiocloud9pilates.com/schedule/.
Planet Boogie. Downtown Dance, 223 NW Second St., Corvallis 8-9:30 p.m. Most second Saturday. $5-10 suggested donation. Planet Boogie is a freestyle, ecstatic dance event, featuring eclectic and world beat music. Family friendly. Set personal intentions and find joy. Dance floor requires bare feet or shoes that are clean soled. For info, call 541-752-1997.
Revenge Cycling & Racing Group Ride. Peak Sports, 207 NW Second St., Corvallis. 10 a.m.-Noon. Free. Looking to get some road rides in this year? Revenge Cycling & Racing is hosting group rides from Peak Sports on the first and third Saturday of each month. For info, visit facebook.com/Revenge-Cycling-Racing-1563600090320970/.
Reiki Healing Circle. 8285 NW Wynoochee Dr., Corvallis. 7–9 p.m. First Thursdays. Donation: $5 to $10. All students and interested parties welcome. For info, call Margo at 541-754-3595.
Taoist Meditation Group. First Alternative Co-op North Store, 2855 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis, Sundays 9-10 a.m. Free. Preserving the Light of the One. For info, email email@example.com.
Teen Writers. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4- 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Teens in middle and high school are invited to this writers’ group focused on exploring writing with other teens. Meets every first and third Thursday. Led by Rita Feinstein, MFA student, OSU. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
The Majestic Reader’s Theater. The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. 3–5 p.m. and 7–9 p.m. $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors. Last Sundays. The company will offer a production in the reader’s theater style: trained actors, with scripts in hand, make the play come alive through vocal talent, facial expressions, and minimal staging. Reader’s theater plays are a fun, accessible way to experience contemporary works by famous modern playwrights that might not otherwise be performed here. For info or tickets, visit majesticreaderstheater.wordpress.com.
Yoga at Running Princess Apparel. Running Princess Apparel, 351 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays. Free. Stop in to de-stress with a free yoga session lead by Live Well Studio instructors. This is a great opportunity to rejuvenate mid-week while practicing kindness and self-compassion. For info, call 541-286-4043 or visit runningprincess.com/events.html.
Youth Chess Day. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:30-6 p.m. Thursdays. Free. Youth interested in playing chess or other board games are welcome; games are provided. Youth events are free and offered for youth 18 years and under. For info, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.
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