Event plans can change, we suggest checking with organizers before going.

July 

Monday 17

Beginner English Class. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. Noon–1:30 pm. Mondays. Free. An English class for beginner level learners. Please check in with front desk staff before attending the first class. For information, visit cmlcenter.org/.

Bryson Skaar. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 pm. Mondays. For information, visit imaginecoffee.net.

Dogs to the Rescue Puppet Show. Lebanon Boys and Girls Club, 305 S 5th St, Lebanon. 7 pm. Free. All ages puppet show about dogs who teach humans to stop climate pollution. Puppets, humor, and music bring to life the path to a low carbon future. Co-sponsored by Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam. For information, visit climate911.org/dogs-to-the-rescue.html.

Family Storytime. Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis.7 pm. Mondays. Free. All ages. Storytime room. Approximately one-half hour long and filled with stories, songs and finger plays designed for infants, wobblers, toddlers, or preschoolers. For information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Hoolyeh International Dance Albany. 1180 25th Ave., SW, Albany. 7-9 pm Mondays. $4. For information, call 541-967-8017 or e-mail grholcomb96@gmail.com.

Intermediate Informal English Class. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. Mondays 10:30-11:30 am. Free. Taught by a retired English teacher, this class is designed to be informal and is for intermediate English speakers. For information or to register for the class, contact cmlc@peak.org.

Wiggly Wobbler Story and Play Time – Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 10 am Mondays. Free. Ages 0-24 months. Includes simple books, songs, movement, finger plays, and ideas to use at home with little ones. Older siblings welcome. For information, call 541-929-3016 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Wobblers Story Time Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:30-11am. Mondays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

 

Tuesday 18

Art Night. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30- 7:30 pm. Free. Every third Tuesday, ages 16 and older are invited to Art Night at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. Try a new art project using the library’s supplies or bring your own project and supplies. Attendees can show off completed art projects or works-in-progress. Coloring pages and supplies will also be provided. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Baby/Toddler Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 5-5:25 pm. Tuesdays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 pm. Tuesdays. For information, visit imaginecoffee.net.

Concert in the Park- Disney! For the Kids.  Central Park Gazebo, Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 pm. Free. For information, visit c-cband.org/.

Dogs to the Rescue Puppet Show. Philomath Mary’s River Grange, 24707 Grange Hall Rd., Philomath. 7 pm. Free. All ages puppet show about dogs who teach humans to stop climate pollution. Puppets, humor, and music bring to life the path to a low carbon future. Co-sponsored by Mary’s River Grange. For information, visit climate911.org/dogs-to-the-rescue.html.

Downtown Preschool Story Time. Downtown Carnegie Library, 302 Ferry St. SW, Albany. 10:30-11 am. Tuesdays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Drop N Shop. Wacky Indoor Bounce, 202 NW Third St., Corvallis. 10 am-2 pm Tuesdays. 10 am-2 pm, and 3-7 pm Thursdays. $12 per child. Parent time to shop or run errands, have a lunch date with a friend or spouse, or work out. Reservations are required one week in advance and are for a two-hour time slot. Child must be out of diapers. Snack crackers and beverages are provided. For information, call 541-757-6512 or visit wackybounce.com.

Games at Old World. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 3–5 pm. Tuesdays. Free. Playing is healthy. Join others in games for four or more players. All ages. Bring a game or just show up. Please be fragrance-free. For information, call 541-752-0135.

Infant Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 am. Tuesdays. Free. Ages birth-1. Approximately one-half hour long and filled with stories, songs and finger plays designed for infants, wobblers, toddlers, or preschoolers. For information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Little Listeners Storytime. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 10:30-11:15 am. Free. Children of all ages welcome. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Middle Grade Book Club. Lebanon Library 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 3-4 pm. Free but registration is required. Fun for teens ages 10 to 14. Each participant will receive a copy of the book. Participants will have an opportunity to talk about the book and enjoy other fun activities related to the book. For information, visit lebanonpubliclibrary.com.

OSUsed Store Sale. Property Services Building, OSU Campus, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. 5:30-7:30 pm Tuesdays. 12-3 pm Fridays. Free. Items for sale include computers and computer accessories, furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, sporting goods, household items, bicycles, Beaver sports gear and much more. For information, visit fa.oregonstate.edu.

Rain or Shine Outdoor Storytime. Lebanon Library, 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 11 am. Free. Designed for kids ages 2-7. Stories, finger plays and activities designed to get the wiggles out will all be part of this lively hour. This storytime will be held on the patio outside the children’s area of the library. For information, visit lebanonpubliclibrary.com.

SAGE Work Party. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 3-6 pm. Tuesday.  Free. Join the Corvallis Environmental Center at the SAGE Garden every Tuesday evening from April to October at their weekly drop-in work party. Work parties are a wonderful way to volunteer, get involved at SAGE and are open to everyone – gardening newbies and experts alike. Learn about production gardening and help grow food for families in the community who cannot afford fresh vegetables. For information, contact sage@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org.

Teen Summer Movie: Moana. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1-3 pm. Free. Teens in or entering middle and high school can stop by to see the movie Moana (PG), about a chieftain’s daughter who sets out to counteract the curse affecting her island. Snacks provided. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Wednesday 19

Active Strides Walking Group. Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 9-10 am. Free. Active Strides is a weekly walking group that meets each Wednesday, June 14th through August 16th, at various locations in Corvallis for 1-3 miles walks. Each week the group will explore different locations in town and learn a bit about the greater Corvallis area, all while getting some exercise. Explore the Jackson Frazier Wetlands, Bald Hill and more. Individuals of all walking abilities are welcome and encouraged to join. Each time you attend the walk, you will be entered into a raffle for some great local prizes. Please register in advance. Once registered you will receive weekly email reminders and detailed meeting locations. For information, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=257.

Brown Bag Book Club – Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. Noon-1 pm. Free. “Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Adults may pick up a copy of the monthly selection at the Philomath front desk on a first come, first served basis. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

CBCPL Book Club: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30-3 pm. Free. The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Club is open to everyone. They meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the Library Boardroom. Books are provided by the library and will be available for pick up four weeks preceding the monthly meeting. To participate, please register in person at the Adult Services Reference Desk or call 541-766-6793.

Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 am-1 pm. April 15 – Nov. 22. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For information, visit locallygrown.org/home/.

Family Swim – Albany. Albany Community Pool 2150 36th Ave. SE, Albany. Wednesday and Friday. 6:30–8 pm $3/youth, $3.50/adult, $3.25/senior, $10/family.  Albany Community Pool is a 50-meter, Olympic-size community pool open all year. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water. For information, visit cityofalbany.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/pools/albany-community-pool.

Fun-with-the-Animals Work Party. Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, 36831 Richardson Gap Rd., Scio.10 am-noon Wednesdays. 10 am-1 pm Saturdays. Free. 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 information, call 503-394-4486 or e-mail Volunteer@lighthousefarmsanctuary.org.

Hilltop Big Band at Central Park. Central Park Gazebo, Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. The Hilltop Big Band presents another summer of free Central Park concerts featuring the Swing sounds of Basie and others. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Regular musicians and substitutes welcome. For info, visit hilltopbigband.com/.

Pajama Storytime. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 6:30 pm. Wednesdays. Free. Stop by in pajamas, sit by the fireplace, and enjoy stories and cookies. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Preschool Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:30-11 am. Wednesdays & Thursdays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Rise and Shine Storytime Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 10 am. Free. Children ages 2-4 are welcome to drop by for stories, songs, and movement to start the day. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For information, call 541-929-3016 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

SAGE Family Mornings in The Garden. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 10 am – Noon. $10 per family, but no registration is required– just show up. Runs through September. Every Wednesday morning, July through September. Family-friendly garden activities and projects that are appropriate and fun for all ages. Each week will feature a new activity: Decorate garden flags – Make a seed collage – Paint with berries – Try a healthy snack, fresh from the garden. All ages are welcome.  Be prepared to get messy. For information, visit www.CorvallisEnvironmentalCenter.org or call 541-753-9211.

Summer Event/Lunch. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30-2:30 pm. Free. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Teen Bubble Soccer. Mary’s River Park, 300 S 11th St., Philomath. 1-3 pm. Free. Join in for a hilarious afternoon of Bubble Soccer. Open to middle and high school students. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Tiny Homes for Tiny Friends. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30-3 pm. Free. Build a small house for a fairy, gnome, or toad. Supplies provided; bring your imagination. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Wobblers Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:30-11 am. Mondays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

 

Thursday 20

Corvallis Arts Walk. The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 4-8 pm. 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 information and participating venues, visit theartscenter.net or facebook.com/CorvallisArtsWalk.

Drop N Shop. Wacky Indoor Bounce, 202 NW Third St., Corvallis. 10 am-2 pm Tuesdays. 10 am-2 pm, and 3-7 pm Thursdays. $12 per child. Parent time to shop or run errands, have a lunch date with a friend or spouse, or work out. Reservations are required one week in advance and are for a two-hour time slot. Child must be out of diapers. Snack crackers and beverages are provided. For information, call 541-757-6512 or visit wackybounce.com.

Family Pizza Nights at SAGE. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 5:30-7:30 pm. Registration is required. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children. Come out to SAGE for an evening of fun and pizza making for the whole family. They’ll will fire up the cob oven while you harvest ingredients from the garden for your dinner. Activities for the kids and opportunities to explore for all make this a great summer evening with family and friends. For information, call 541-753-9211 and visit CorvallisEnvironmentalCenter.org.

Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-8 pm. Free. A total solar eclipse is coming on August 21, 2017.  Join the Heart of the Valley Astronomers to learn about the eclipse, including how to best enjoy it while staying safe.  Solar eclipse glasses will be given to every participant. This free class is geared towards teens and up, and will be offered every month leading up to the eclipse. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Knitting Class. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. Thursdays 2-4 pm. Free – all levels are welcomes. For information, contact alice.leigh443@gmail.com.

Music-in-the-Park Summer Concert Series. Philomath City Park. 299 S 23rd St., Philomath. 6-8 pm. Free. This summer, for the second year, the Philomath Park Advisory Board will host a Music-in-the-Park Summer Concert Series at Philomath City Park. The series features one free concert a month from May through August. This month features From Corvallis Community Band. For information, contact Carol Leach at carollynneleach@gmail.com.

Preschool Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:30-11 am. Wednesdays & Thursdays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Rich Glauber Music Program. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10-11 am. Free. Fun music and movement program, with rhythm and songs in both English and Spanish for young kids. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Science/Craft Day. Lebanon Library, 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 11 am. Free. Part of the Children’s performers series the library will provide an exciting morning full of hands on science fun and crafts. For information, visit lebanonpubliclibrary.com.

Teen Day: Games and Art. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1-3:30 pm. Free. Play video and board games, and design a collaborative art piece for the teen space with local artist Diana Ryan. Free and open to teens in or entering middle and high school. Snacks and supplies provided. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Teen Writers. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4–5:30 pm. Thursdays. Teens in middle and high school are invited to this writers’ group focused on exploring writing with other teens. First and third Thursdays. Led by Rita Feinstein, MFA student, OSU. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Tribal Rising Dance. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7:30-8:30 pm. Thursdays. Free/teens; $12/drop-in; $10/series/class for adults. A fun and welcoming class for ages teen – adult. This class teaches self-esteem and healthy body ideals – all shapes and sizes. Learn the basic moves for American Tribal Style dance. Weekly classes year-round for all ages and levels. Performing group for teens ongoing.  No dance experience necessary. For information, visit tribalrisingdance.com, call 541-740-4632, or e-mail AntigonePilates@comcast.net.

 

Friday 21

Albany Farmers’ Market. Fourth & Ellsworth. Saturdays. 9 am-1 pm. April 15 – Nov. 18. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For information, visit locallygrown.org/home/.

Baby Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 11-11:30 am. Fridays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 am-1 pm. April 15 – Nov. 22. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For information, visit locallygrown.org/home/.

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, Oregon State University campus, 1800 SW Jefferson Way. Saturdays and Sundays: 1–5 pm. $3/youth, $7/adult. Climbers under 18 need a youth waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. For information, visit recsports.oregonstate.edu/youth-policy#Family%20Climb.

Family Swim – Albany. Albany Community Pool 2150 36th Ave. SE, Albany. Wednesday and Friday. 6:30–8 pm $3/youth, $3.50/adult, $3.25/senior, $10/family.  Albany Community Pool is a 50-meter, Olympic-size community pool open all year. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water. For information, visit cityofalbany.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/pools/albany-community-pool.

Fun-with-the-Animals Work Party. Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, 36831 Richardson Gap Rd., Scio.10 am-noon Wednesdays. 10 am-1 pm Saturdays. Free. 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 information, call 503-394-4486 or e-mail Volunteer@lighthousefarmsanctuary.org.

Library Takeover (for Adults!). Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6-8 pm. Free. The festivities begin after the library closes. Adults ages 18 and older are invited to play Nerf games, video games, or try a new craft. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration required. Enter the library through Monroe Ave. doors, across from Central Park. No one under 18 years of age will be permitted. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Mid-Valley Bike Club Saturday Rides. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. Saturday. Free. The MVBC is a non-profit club centered in Corvallis. 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. Summer (May – Sept) Saturday rides meet at 8am, 9am, and 10am. The rest of the year (Oct – April) Saturday rides omit the 8AM option. Unless noted otherwise, Saturday morning rides depart at 15 minutes past the hour from the Osborn Aquatic Center near the corner of Circle and Highland. For information, visit sites.google.com/mvbc.com/web/.

Music a la Carte. 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.

OSUsed Store Sale. Property Services Building, OSU Campus, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. 5:30-7:30 pm Tuesdays. 12-3 pm Fridays. Free. Items for sale include computers and computer accessories, furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, sporting goods, household items, bicycles, Beaver sports gear and much more. For information, visit fa.oregonstate.edu.

Preschool Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 am. Fridays. Free. For ages 3-5 yrs. Approximately one-half hour long and filled with stories, songs and finger plays designed for infants, wobblers, toddlers, or preschoolers. For information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Summer Concert & BBQ, featuring Breakers Yard. Chintimini Senior & Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 5:30-7:30 pm. $8. It’s an old-fashioned BBQ in the park featuring the eclectic and acoustic tunes of local band, Breakers Yard. Enjoy the music while feasting on traditional BBQ food and playing games. Vegetarian options will also be available. All ages welcome. For information, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=257 or call (541) 766-6959.

Teen Library Advisors. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4:30-5:30 pm. Free. Board Room. Regular meeting of the Society for the Prevention of Boredom in Teens (SPoBiT), teen library leaders and advisors.  For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Toddler Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:15-10:45 am. Fridays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

 

Saturday 22

8th Annual Texas Style BBQ, Hoedown & Team Penning Fundraiser. Philomath Frolic and Rodeo, 502 S 13th St., Philomath. 5-8 pm. $20. Furniture Share will be having their eighth annual team penning, Texas style BBQ & hoedown & auction to raise money for their Beds for Kids program. Children who have the ability to get a good night’s sleep are more likely to do better in school, and complete their education, thus helping them break the cycle of poverty. Come join in at the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo grounds for a fun night of live music, BBQ, silent and live auction, and a raffle all while helping support a great cause. For information, visit furnitureshare.org/ or call (541)754-9511

Cooking: Lo Mein Chinese Food. Chintimini Senior & Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. Noon-3 p.m.  $49. Learn how to make pork, beef, chicken, shrimp and vegetarian lo Mein. Explore the different kinds of noodles that can be utilized when preparing this delicious dish and talk about the variety of vegetables that can give the dish a nutritious twist. To finish each type of lo mein, learn the different kinds of sauces that can be made at home, helping to keep it affordable and delicious. Participants will taste the variety of dishes made during the class accompanied by a glass of refreshing iced tea, and will take home all recipes. For information, visit apm.activecommunities.com/corvparksandrecreation/Activity_Search/25391.

Corvallis Squares Square Dance. First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. Second and fourth Saturdays, 7-10 pm. $5. The Corvallis Squares host a Square Dance on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. For information, call 541-745-7121 or 503-569-2504 or visit corvallissquares.com.

Create a Bald Cypress Group. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis.10 am – 1 pm.  $65. Includes: 3 Bald Cypress, pot, and soil. Create and take home a Bald Cypress group and learn about styling, potting, and care. For information, visit garlandnursery.com/event/create-bald-cypress-group/.

Modern Quilting Guild Meeting and Sew Day. First Alternative South Store, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis. 7-9 pm. 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. Formed in Dec. 2012, CMQG is a local guild of the international Modern Quilt Guild. Monthly sew days fourth Saturdays and meetings the second Thursday as well as special events throughout the year. For information, visit corvallismodernquiltguild.blogspot.com/.

 

Sunday 23

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, Oregon State University campus, 1800 SW Jefferson Way. Saturdays and Sundays: 1–5 pm. $3/youth, $7/adult. Climbers under 18 need a youth waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. For information, visit recsports.oregonstate.edu/youth-policy#Family%20Climb.

The Fire. First Congregational Church, 4515 West Hills Road, Corvallis. 7:30 pm. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. CFS members, seniors over 65 and kids under 13 get a $2 discount. Little bitty kids that can be on laps get in free. Online tickets ($18 plus a ticket/handling fee) are available through tickettomato.com/event/4920.  The Fire is a trio with Rebecca Lomnicky on Scottish fiddle, David Brewer on Highland pipes and whistles, and Adam Hendey on guitar and bazouki. They perform captivating Scottish music as a heartfelt and rousing musical experience. For information, visit corvallisfolklore.org/home/the-fire-july-23-2017/.

 

Monday 24

Beginner English Class. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. Noon–1:30 pm. Mondays. Free. An English class for beginner level learners. Please check in with front desk staff before attending the first class. For information, visit cmlcenter.org/.

Bryson Skaar. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 pm. Mondays. For information, visit imaginecoffee.net.

Concert in the Park- Rodgers and Hammerstein with Gale Hazel and Paul Pritchard.  Starker Forests Inc, 7240 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 8 pm. Free. For information, visit c-cband.org/.

Family Storytime. Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis.7 pm. Mondays. Free. All ages. Storytime room. Approximately one-half hour long and filled with stories, songs and finger plays designed for infants, wobblers, toddlers, or preschoolers. For information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Hoolyeh International Dance Albany. 1180 25th Ave., SW, Albany. 7-9 pm Mondays. $4. For information, call 541-967-8017 or e-mail grholcomb96@gmail.com.

Intermediate Informal English Class. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. Mondays 10:30-11:30 am. Free. Taught by a retired English teacher, this class is designed to be informal and is for intermediate English speakers. For information or to register for the class, contact cmlc@peak.org.

Wiggly Wobbler Story and Play Time – Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 10 am Mondays. Free. Ages 0-24 months. Includes simple books, songs, movement, finger plays, and ideas to use at home with little ones. Older siblings welcome. For information, call 541-929-3016 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Wobblers Story Time Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:30-11am. Mondays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Yoga in the Park- Avery City Park. Avery City Park, SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 5:30-6:30 pm. $8 per class or $40 for all six. Corvallis has over 2,000 acres of parks in the city. Come join in this summer for outdoor evening yoga classes in different parks. Bring a yoga mat or a towel and join Chintimini yoga instructors on Monday evenings in July and August for outdoor community yoga. Classes are open to all levels. Please register in advance. For info, visit facebook.com/pg/CorvallisParksRecreation/events/.

 

Tuesday 25

Baby/Toddler Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 5-5:25 pm. Tuesdays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 pm. Tuesdays. For information, visit imaginecoffee.net.

Concert in the Park- Rodgers and Hammerstein with Gale Hazel and Paul Pritchard.  Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 pm. Free. For information, visit c-cband.org/.

Downtown Preschool Story Time. Downtown Carnegie Library, 302 Ferry St. SW, Albany. 10:30-11 am. Tuesdays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Drop N Shop. Wacky Indoor Bounce, 202 NW Third St., Corvallis. 10 am-2 pm Tuesdays. 10 am-2 pm, and 3-7 pm Thursdays. $12 per child. Parent time to shop or run errands, have a lunch date with a friend or spouse, or work out. Reservations are required one week in advance and are for a two-hour time slot. Child must be out of diapers. Snack crackers and beverages are provided. For information, call 541-757-6512 or visit wackybounce.com.

Games at Old World. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 3–5 pm. Tuesdays. Free. Playing is healthy. Join others in games for four or more players. All ages. Bring a game or just show up. Please be fragrance-free. For information, call 541-752-0135.

Infant Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 am. Tuesdays. Free. Ages birth-1. Approximately one-half hour long and filled with stories, songs and finger plays designed for infants, wobblers, toddlers, or preschoolers. For information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Little Listeners Storytime. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 10:30-11:15 am. Free. Children of all ages welcome. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Makers Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4–5:30 pm. Second and fourth Tuesdays. 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 information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net/makers/.

Middle Grade Book Club. Lebanon Library 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 3-4 pm. Free but registration is required. Fun for teens ages 10 to 14. Each participant will receive a copy of the book. Participants will have an opportunity to talk about the book and enjoy other fun activities related to the book. For information, visit lebanonpubliclibrary.com.

OSUsed Store Sale. Property Services Building, OSU Campus, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. 5:30-7:30 pm Tuesdays. 12-3 pm Fridays. Free. Items for sale include computers and computer accessories, furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, sporting goods, household items, bicycles, Beaver sports gear and much more. For information, visit fa.oregonstate.edu.

Rain or Shine Outdoor Storytime. Lebanon Library, 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 11 am. Free. Designed for kids ages 2-7. Stories, finger plays and activities designed to get the wiggles out will all be part of this lively hour. This storytime will be held on the patio outside the children’s area of the library. For information, visit lebanonpubliclibrary.com.

SAGE Work Party. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 3-6 pm. Tuesday.  Free. Join the Corvallis Environmental Center at the SAGE Garden every Tuesday evening from April to October at their weekly drop-in work party. Work parties are a wonderful way to volunteer, get involved at SAGE and are open to everyone – gardening newbies and experts alike. Learn about production gardening and help grow food for families in the community who cannot afford fresh vegetables. For information, contact sage@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org.

Teen Summer Movie: Interstellar. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1-3 pm. Free. Teens in or entering middle and high school can stop by to see the movie Interstellar (PG-13), about a group of explorers who are looking for habitable planets outside our galaxy after Earth begins to decline. Snacks provided. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Wednesday 26

Active Strides Walking Group. Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 9-10 am. Free. Active Strides is a weekly walking group that meets each Wednesday, June 14th through August 16th, at various locations in Corvallis for 1-3 miles walks. Each week the group will explore different locations in town and learn a bit about the greater Corvallis area, all while getting some exercise. Explore the Jackson Frazier Wetlands, Bald Hill and more. Individuals of all walking abilities are welcome and encouraged to join. Each time you attend the walk, you will be entered into a raffle for some great local prizes. Please register in advance. Once registered you will receive weekly email reminders and detailed meeting locations. For information, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=257.

Chintimini Raptors. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30-2:30 pm. Free. Meet Oregon’s amazing birds of prey and learn about their lives. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 am-1 pm. April 15 – Nov. 22. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For information, visit locallygrown.org/home/.

Family Swim – Albany. Albany Community Pool 2150 36th Ave. SE, Albany. Wednesday and Friday. 6:30–8 pm $3/youth, $3.50/adult, $3.25/senior, $10/family.  Albany Community Pool is a 50-meter, Olympic-size community pool open all year. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water. For information, visit cityofalbany.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/pools/albany-community-pool.

Fun-with-the-Animals Work Party. Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, 36831 Richardson Gap Rd., Scio.10 am-noon Wednesdays. 10 am-1 pm Saturdays. Free. 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 information, call 503-394-4486 or e-mail Volunteer@lighthousefarmsanctuary.org.

Pajama Storytime. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 6:30 pm. Wednesdays. Free. Stop by in pajamas, sit by the fireplace, and enjoy stories and cookies. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Preschool Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:30-11 am. Wednesdays & Thursdays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Rise and Shine Storytime Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 10 am. Free. Children ages 2-4 are welcome to drop by for stories, songs, and movement to start the day. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For information, call 541-929-3016 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

SAGE Family Mornings in The Garden. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 10 am – Noon. $10 per family, but no registration is required– just show up. Runs through September. Every Wednesday morning, July through September. Family-friendly garden activities and projects that are appropriate and fun for all ages. Each week will feature a new activity: Decorate garden flags – Make a seed collage – Paint with berries – Try a healthy snack, fresh from the garden. All ages are welcome.  Be prepared to get messy. For information, visit CorvallisEnvironmentalCenter.org or call 541-753-9211.

Summer Event/Lunch. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30-2:30 pm. Free. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Trauma Informed Care Training. Benton County Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis. 9 am -4 pm. Free. “Trauma: The What, Why and How We Can Respond” In this introduction to trauma training, discuss various types of trauma and its effect on the brain, body, and health. We will explore trauma as it relates to behavior and learn how to identify ways to reduce episodes of re-traumatization (re-triggering). Trainer is Shawna Canaga. A second training will be held on September 27, 2017. There will be an hour break for lunch. Participants will be on their own for lunch. To register, visit conta.cc/2ruqDlJ.

Tween/Teen Afternoon Movie. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 1–3:30 pm. Free. Please join us for an afternoon movie for ages 10-18. Popcorn and drinks provided. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Wobblers Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:30-11 am. Mondays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

 

Thursday 27

Drop N Shop. Wacky Indoor Bounce, 202 NW Third St., Corvallis. 10 am-2 pm Tuesdays. 10 am-2 pm, and 3-7 pm Thursdays. $12 per child. Parent time to shop or run errands, have a lunch date with a friend or spouse, or work out. Reservations are required one week in advance and are for a two-hour time slot. Child must be out of diapers. Snack crackers and beverages are provided. For information, call 541-757-6512 or visit wackybounce.com.

Knitting Class. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. Thursdays 2-4 pm. Free – all levels are welcomes. For information, contact alice.leigh443@gmail.com.

LEGO Day. Lebanon Library 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 11 am. Free. Part of the Children’s performers series the library provides the LEGOs the kids provide the imagination. Build with LEGOS then visit the library throughout the week to see the creations on display. For information, visit lebanonpubliclibrary.com.

Preschool Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:30-11 am. Wednesdays & Thursdays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Sage Summer Concert. Bruce Starker Arts Amphitheater, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 6-9 pm. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10 per family. The SAGE Summer Concerts are family-friendly events showcasing local musicians and supporting local businesses. All proceeds benefit SAGE and help them continue to grow 3 tons of food annually for hunger relief organizations in Corvallis. Local businesses will be selling food and drinks, with alcohol served in the beer garden. Free parking is available on site, and the park is easily accessible by bicycle. Join the Corvallis Environmental Center for an evening of music and outdoor fun in the spectacular Corvallis summertime. For information, visit corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/eci/events/concerts/.

Teen Day: Games and Art. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1-3:30 pm. Free. Play video and board games, and design a collaborative art piece for the teen space with local artist Diana Ryan. Free and open to teens in or entering middle and high school. Snacks and supplies provided. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Teen Writers. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4–5:30 pm. Thursdays. Teens in middle and high school are invited to this writers’ group focused on exploring writing with other teens. First and third Thursdays. Led by Rita Feinstein, MFA student, OSU. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

The New Science of Pain. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7-9 pm. Free. Discover how modern pain neuroscience can lead to better treatment and hope for the future. Topics & Speakers: Persistent Pain Explained by Dr. Kevin Cuccaro, D.O. The Difference Between Pain & Suffering by Lianne Dyche, LCSW. Movement, Motion & Pain by Sharna Prasad, PT. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Toddler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 am. Thursday. Free. 2–3 year olds. Approximately one-half-hour long and filled with stories, songs and finger plays designed for wobblers and toddlers. For information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Tribal Rising Dance. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7:30-8:30 pm. Thursdays. Free/teens; $12/drop-in; $10/series/class for adults. A fun and welcoming class for ages teen – adult. This class teaches self-esteem and healthy body ideals – all shapes and sizes. Learn the basic moves for American Tribal Style dance. Weekly classes year-round for all ages and levels. Performing group for teens ongoing.  No dance experience necessary. For information, visit tribalrisingdance.com, call 541-740-4632, or e-mail AntigonePilates@comcast.net.

 

Friday 28

Baby Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 11-11:30 am. Fridays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Be-Tween. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4-5:30 pm. Free. Come play some videogames, watch a movie, and do some crafts. For information, contact Youth Services at 541-766-6481.

Family Swim – Albany. Albany Community Pool 2150 36th Ave. SE, Albany. Wednesday and Friday. 6:30–8 pm $3/youth, $3.50/adult, $3.25/senior, $10/family.  Albany Community Pool is a 50-meter, Olympic-size community pool open all year. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water. For information, visit cityofalbany.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/pools/albany-community-pool.

Music a la Carte. 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.

OSUsed Store Sale. Property Services Building, OSU Campus, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. 5:30-7:30 pm Tuesdays. 12-3 pm Fridays. Free. Items for sale include computers and computer accessories, furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, sporting goods, household items, bicycles, Beaver sports gear and much more. For information, visit fa.oregonstate.edu.

Preschool Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 am. Fridays. Free. For ages 3-5 yrs. Approximately one-half hour long and filled with stories, songs and finger plays designed for infants, wobblers, toddlers, or preschoolers. For information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Sustainable Corvallis: Quarterly Gathering. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Noon-1:30 pm. Free. Presentations by Coalition partners and action teams. Includes refreshments and networking opportunities. For information, visit sustainablecorvallis.org.

Toddler Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:15-10:45 am. Fridays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

 

Saturday 29

Albany Farmers’ Market. Fourth & Ellsworth. Saturdays. 9 am-1 pm. April 15 – Nov. 18. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For information, visit locallygrown.org/home/.

Art & Wine in the Garden. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis 10 am – 4 pm. Beautiful gardens provide an amazing backdrop to wander through. Enjoy all the wonderful art and crafts from local artisans. Partake in great wine and live music. Wares include watercolors, fused glass, unique jewelry, sculptures, mosaics and much more. Free to the public. Wine, food, art and crafts for purchase. For information, visit garlandnursery.com/event/4243/.

Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 am-1 pm. April 15 – Nov. 22. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For information, visit locallygrown.org/home/.

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, Oregon State University campus, 1800 SW Jefferson Way. Saturdays and Sundays: 1–5 pm. $3/youth, $7/adult. Climbers under 18 need a youth waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. For information, visit recsports.oregonstate.edu/youth-policy#Family%20Climb.

Fun-with-the-Animals Work Party. Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, 36831 Richardson Gap Rd., Scio.10 am-noon Wednesdays. 10 am-1 pm Saturdays. Free. 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 information, call 503-394-4486 or e-mail Volunteer@lighthousefarmsanctuary.org.

Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse at the Library – For Kids! Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Free. A total solar eclipse is coming on August 21, 2017. Join the Heart of the Valley Astronomers to learn about the eclipse, including how to best enjoy it while staying safe. Solar eclipse glasses will be given to every participant. This free class is suitable for teens and adults. For information, visit hvaastronomy.com/.

Mid-Valley Bike Club Saturday Rides. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. Saturday. Free. The MVBC is a non-profit club centered in Corvallis. 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. Summer (May – Sept) Saturday rides meet at 8am, 9am, and 10am. The rest of the year (Oct – April) Saturday rides omit the 8AM option. Unless noted otherwise, Saturday morning rides depart at 15 minutes past the hour from the Osborn Aquatic Center near the corner of Circle and Highland. For information, visit sites.google.com/mvbc.com/web/.

 

Sunday 30

Art & Wine in the Garden. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis 10 am – 4 pm. Beautiful gardens provide an amazing backdrop to wander through. Enjoy all the wonderful art and crafts from local artisans. Partake in great wine and live music. Wares include watercolors, fused glass, unique jewelry, sculptures, mosaics and much more. Free to the public. Wine, food, art and crafts for purchase. For information, visit garlandnursery.com/event/4243/.

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, Oregon State University campus, 1800 SW Jefferson Way. Saturdays and Sundays: 1–5 pm. $3/youth, $7/adult. Climbers under 18 need a youth waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. For information, visit recsports.oregonstate.edu/youth-policy#Family%20Climb.

 

Monday 31

Beginner English Class. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. Noon–1:30 pm. Mondays. Free. An English class for beginner level learners. Please check in with front desk staff before attending the first class. For information, visit cmlcenter.org/.

Bryson Skaar. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 pm. Mondays. For information, visit imaginecoffee.net.

Family Storytime. Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis.7 pm. Mondays. Free. All ages. Storytime room. Approximately one-half hour long and filled with stories, songs and finger plays designed for infants, wobblers, toddlers, or preschoolers. For information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Hoolyeh International Dance Albany. 1180 25th Ave., SW, Albany. 7-9 pm Mondays. $4. For information, call 541-967-8017 or e-mail grholcomb96@gmail.com.

Intermediate Informal English Class. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. Mondays 10:30-11:30 am. Free. Taught by a retired English teacher, this class is designed to be informal and is for intermediate English speakers. For information or to register for the class, contact cmlc@peak.org.

Wiggly Wobbler Story and Play Time – Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 10 am Mondays. Free. Ages 0-24 months. Includes simple books, songs, movement, finger plays, and ideas to use at home with little ones. Older siblings welcome. For information, call 541-929-3016 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Wobblers Story Time Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:30-11am. Mondays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

 

August

 

Tuesday 1

Baby/Toddler Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 5-5:25 pm. Tuesdays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Celtic Jam. Imagine Coffee, 5460 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 7-9 pm. Tuesdays. For information, visit imaginecoffee.net.

Concert in the Park- Elgar and Sullivan.  Central Park Gazebo, Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 pm. Free. For information, visit c-cband.org/.

Downtown Preschool Story Time. Downtown Carnegie Library, 302 Ferry St. SW, Albany. 10:30-11 am. Tuesdays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Drop N Shop. Wacky Indoor Bounce, 202 NW Third St., Corvallis. 10 am-2 pm Tuesdays. 10 am-2 pm, and 3-7 pm Thursdays. $12 per child. Parent time to shop or run errands, have a lunch date with a friend or spouse, or work out. Reservations are required one week in advance and are for a two-hour time slot. Child must be out of diapers. Snack crackers and beverages are provided. For information, call 541-757-6512 or visit wackybounce.com.

Games at Old World. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 3–5 pm. Tuesdays. Free. Playing is healthy. Join others in games for four or more players. All ages. Bring a game or just show up. Please be fragrance-free. For information, call 541-752-0135.

Infant Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 am. Tuesdays. Free. Ages birth-1. Approximately one-half hour long and filled with stories, songs and finger plays designed for infants, wobblers, toddlers, or preschoolers. For information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Little Listeners Storytime. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 10:30-11:15 am. Free. Children of all ages welcome. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

OSUsed Store Sale. Property Services Building, OSU Campus, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. 5:30-7:30 pm Tuesdays. 12-3 pm Fridays. Free. Items for sale include computers and computer accessories, furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, sporting goods, household items, bicycles, Beaver sports gear and much more. For information, visit fa.oregonstate.edu.

Rain or Shine Outdoor Storytime. Lebanon Library, 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 11 am. Free. Designed for kids ages 2-7. Stories, finger plays and activities designed to get the wiggles out will all be part of this lively hour. This storytime will be held on the patio outside the children’s area of the library. For information, visit lebanonpubliclibrary.com.

SAGE Work Party. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 3-6 pm. Tuesday.  Free. Join the Corvallis Environmental Center at the SAGE Garden every Tuesday evening from April to October at their weekly drop-in work party. Work parties are a wonderful way to volunteer, get involved at SAGE and are open to everyone – gardening newbies and experts alike. Learn about production gardening and help grow food for families in the community who cannot afford fresh vegetables. For information, contact sage@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org.

Teen Summer Movie: Kong – Skull Island. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1-3 pm. Free. Teens in or entering middle and high school can stop by to see the movie Kong: Skull Island (PG-13), about scientists and soldiers who intrude into Kong’s territory while exploring an island. Snacks provided. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Wednesday 2

Active Strides Walking Group. Chintimini Senior and Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 9-10 am. Free. Active Strides is a weekly walking group that meets each Wednesday, June 14th through August 16th, at various locations in Corvallis for 1-3 miles walks. Each week the group will explore different locations in town and learn a bit about the greater Corvallis area, all while getting some exercise. Explore the Jackson Frazier Wetlands, Bald Hill and more. Individuals of all walking abilities are welcome and encouraged to join. Each time you attend the walk, you will be entered into a raffle for some great local prizes. Please register in advance. Once registered you will receive weekly email reminders and detailed meeting locations. For information, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=257.

Benton County Fair & Rodeo. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Plans are underway now for the best ever Fair & Rodeo. This year’s fair will include the Benton Oaks Taphouse featuring local brews, as well as the Willamette Valley Fiddle contest, a retro gaming room, the OMSI Science Festival, and much more. For information, visit facebook.com/BentonCountyFairandRodeo/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf.

Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 am-1 pm. April 15 – Nov. 22. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For information, visit locallygrown.org/home/.

Eclipse Expo. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30-3 pm. Free. Drop in for solar eclipse activities and information, including viewing glasses (limited supply). For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Family Swim – Albany. Albany Community Pool 2150 36th Ave. SE, Albany. Wednesday and Friday. 6:30–8 pm $3/youth, $3.50/adult, $3.25/senior, $10/family.  Albany Community Pool is a 50-meter, Olympic-size community pool open all year. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water. For information, visit cityofalbany.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/pools/albany-community-pool.

Fun-with-the-Animals Work Party. Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, 36831 Richardson Gap Rd., Scio.10 am-noon Wednesdays. 10 am-1 pm Saturdays. Free. 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 information, call 503-394-4486 or e-mail Volunteer@lighthousefarmsanctuary.org.

Majestic Playwright’s Lab. The Majestic Theater, 115 Southwest Second St., Corvallis. First Wednesday of the month – except July and December. 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. The Majestic Playwrights Lab is a place for playwrights to present, share, and discuss their new plays with other playwrights, actors, and interested community members. It is open to all playwrights, whether aspiring, experienced, or curious about writing for the stage. Actors and audience members are welcome and encouraged to attend, listen, and participate. Script submissions must be received a week prior to the meeting. For information, visit majestic.org/events/.

Pajama Storytime. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 6:30 pm. Wednesdays. Free. Stop by in pajamas, sit by the fireplace, and enjoy stories and cookies. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Preschool Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:30-11 am. Wednesdays & Thursdays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Rise and Shine Storytime Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 10 am. Free. Children ages 2-4 are welcome to drop by for stories, songs, and movement to start the day. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For information, call 541-929-3016 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

SAGE Family Mornings in The Garden. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 10 am – Noon. $10 per family, but no registration is required– just show up. Runs through September. Every Wednesday morning, July through September. Family-friendly garden activities and projects that are appropriate and fun for all ages. Each week will feature a new activity: Decorate garden flags – Make a seed collage – Paint with berries – Try a healthy snack, fresh from the garden. All ages are welcome.  Be prepared to get messy. For information, visit CorvallisEnvironmentalCenter.org or call 541-753-9211.

Teen Book Club. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 1-3 pm. Free. Middle and high school students are welcome to join us for a discussion of Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Book club copies of Found will be available from the library’s front desk beginning in mid-June. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Wobblers Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:30-11 am. Mondays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

 

Thursday 3

Bard in the Qaud: The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Memorial Union Quad, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30 pm. General Admission $15, Senior/Student/Youth $10, and OSU Student $5. Since 2006, Bard in the Quad has presented innovative, quality productions to the OSU campus. Pack a picnic and join in on the Memorial Union Quad for this fun Corvallis summer tradition. For info, visit http://summer.oregonstate.edu/todo/on-campus/entertainment/theatre.htm.

Benton County Fair & Rodeo. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Plans are underway now for the best ever Fair & Rodeo. This year’s fair will include the Benton Oaks Taphouse featuring local brews, as well as the Willamette Valley Fiddle contest, a retro gaming room, the OMSI Science Festival, and much more. For information, visit facebook.com/BentonCountyFairandRodeo/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf.

Drop N Shop. Wacky Indoor Bounce, 202 NW Third St., Corvallis. 10 am-2 pm Tuesdays. 10 am-2 pm, and 3-7 pm Thursdays. $12 per child. Parent time to shop or run errands, have a lunch date with a friend or spouse, or work out. Reservations are required one week in advance and are for a two-hour time slot. Child must be out of diapers. Snack crackers and beverages are provided. For information, call 541-757-6512 or visit wackybounce.com.

Family Pizza Nights at SAGE. SAGE Garden, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 5:30-7:30 pm. Registration is required. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children. Come out to SAGE for an evening of fun and pizza making for the whole family. They’ll will fire up the cob oven while you harvest ingredients from the garden for your dinner. Activities for the kids and opportunities to explore for all make this a great summer evening with family and friends. For information, call 541-753-9211 and visit CorvallisEnvironmentalCenter.org.

Juggler Michael O’Neill. Lebanon Library 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 11 am. Free. Part of the Children’s performers series Michael is a juggler/clown extraordinaire. He studied his craft at Castleton State College in Vermont and was later accepted to take the eight-week intensive program at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. For information, visit lebanonpubliclibrary.com.

Knitting Class. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. Thursdays 2-4 pm. Free – all levels are welcomes. For information, contact alice.leigh443@gmail.com.

Preschool Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:30-11 am. Wednesdays & Thursdays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Teen Summer Book Club: FOUND. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1-2:30 pm. Free. Read Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix (copies available at the youth desk), then discuss it with other teens. Free and open to teens in or entering middle and high school. Snacks provided. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Teen Writers. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4–5:30 pm. Thursdays. Teens in middle and high school are invited to this writers’ group focused on exploring writing with other teens. First and third Thursdays. Led by Rita Feinstein, MFA student, OSU. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Toddler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 am. Thursday. Free. 2–3 year olds. Approximately one-half-hour long and filled with stories, songs and finger plays designed for wobblers and toddlers. For information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Tribal Rising Dance. Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. 7:30-8:30 pm. Thursdays. Free/teens; $12/drop-in; $10/series/class for adults. A fun and welcoming class for ages teen – adult. This class teaches self-esteem and healthy body ideals – all shapes and sizes. Learn the basic moves for American Tribal Style dance. Weekly classes year-round for all ages and levels. Performing group for teens ongoing.  No dance experience necessary. For information, visit tribalrisingdance.com, call 541-740-4632, or e-mail AntigonePilates@comcast.net.

 

Friday 4

Baby Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 11-11:30 am. Fridays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Bard in the Qaud: The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Memorial Union Quad, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30 pm. General Admission $15, Senior/Student/Youth $10, and OSU Student $5. Since 2006, Bard in the Quad has presented innovative, quality productions to the OSU campus. Pack a picnic and join in on the Memorial Union Quad for this fun Corvallis summer tradition. For info, visit http://summer.oregonstate.edu/todo/on-campus/entertainment/theatre.htm.

Benton County Fair & Rodeo. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Plans are underway now for the best ever Fair & Rodeo. This year’s fair will include the Benton Oaks Taphouse featuring local brews, as well as the Willamette Valley Fiddle contest, a retro gaming room, the OMSI Science Festival, and much more. For information, visit facebook.com/BentonCountyFairandRodeo/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf.

Family Swim – Albany. Albany Community Pool 2150 36th Ave. SE, Albany. Wednesday and Friday. 6:30–8 pm $3/youth, $3.50/adult, $3.25/senior, $10/family.  Albany Community Pool is a 50-meter, Olympic-size community pool open all year. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the water. For information, visit cityofalbany.net/departments/parks-and-recreation/pools/albany-community-pool.

Music a la Carte. 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.

OSUsed Store Sale. Property Services Building, OSU Campus, 644 SW 13th St., Corvallis. 5:30-7:30 pm Tuesdays. 12-3 pm Fridays. Free. Items for sale include computers and computer accessories, furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, sporting goods, household items, bicycles, Beaver sports gear and much more. For information, visit fa.oregonstate.edu.

Preschool Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 am. Fridays. Free. For ages 3-5 yrs. Approximately one-half hour long and filled with stories, songs and finger plays designed for infants, wobblers, toddlers, or preschoolers. For information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Toddler Story Time. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 10:15-10:45 am. Fridays. Free. For information, call 541-917-7585.

 

Saturday 5

Albany Farmers’ Market. Fourth & Ellsworth. Saturdays. 9 am-1 pm. April 15 – Nov. 18. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For information, visit locallygrown.org/home/.

Bard in the Qaud: The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Memorial Union Quad, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30 pm. General Admission $15, Senior/Student/Youth $10, and OSU Student $5. Since 2006, Bard in the Quad has presented innovative, quality productions to the OSU campus. Pack a picnic and join in on the Memorial Union Quad for this fun Corvallis summer tradition. For info, visit http://summer.oregonstate.edu/todo/on-campus/entertainment/theatre.htm.

Benton County Fair & Rodeo. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Plans are underway now for the best ever Fair & Rodeo. This year’s fair will include the Benton Oaks Taphouse featuring local brews, as well as the Willamette Valley Fiddle contest, a retro gaming room, the OMSI Science Festival, and much more. For information, visit facebook.com/BentonCountyFairandRodeo/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf.

Corvallis Community Drum Circle. Westminster House, 101 NW 23rd St., Corvallis. 7–8 pm. Free. First Saturdays. All ages and skill levels welcome. Instruments provided or bring your own. For information, contact Michelle Lovrich at drumcircleconnection@gmail.com.

Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 am-1 pm. April 15 – Nov. 22. Outdoor farmers’ markets with a strong emphasis on farm direct marketing of agricultural products in a six-county area. For information, visit locallygrown.org/home/.

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, Oregon State University campus, 1800 SW Jefferson Way. Saturdays and Sundays: 1–5 pm. $3/youth, $7/adult. Climbers under 18 need a youth waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. For information, visit recsports.oregonstate.edu/youth-policy#Family%20Climb.

Fun-with-the-Animals Work Party. Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, 36831 Richardson Gap Rd., Scio.10 am-noon Wednesdays. 10 am-1 pm Saturdays. Free. 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 information, call 503-394-4486 or e-mail Volunteer@lighthousefarmsanctuary.org.

Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30-8 pm. Free. A total solar eclipse is coming on August 21, 2017.  Join the Heart of the Valley Astronomers to learn about the eclipse, including how to best enjoy it while staying safe.  Solar eclipse glasses will be given to every participant. This free class is geared towards teens and up, and will be offered every month leading up to the eclipse. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Midsummer Arts Festival. Monteith Riverpark, NW Water Ave., Albany. 10 am-7 pm. Free. Midsummer Arts offers guests multiple hands-on opportunities to interact with theater, dance, music, and visual arts. The festival includes a large arts and crafts area, free demonstrations and workshops from local arts organizations, and a craft vendor area filled with handmade creations by local artisans. Participants in the festival include Legacy Ballet, South Albany Theater Arts, Linn-Benton Community College, Improv at the Majestic, Gallery Calapooia, and more. In addition to dance and theater, the event will include puppets, magicians, painters, a stiltwalker, and others. The grand finale of the festival will be a performance of “Romeo Monteith and Juliet Hackleman,” a semi-improvised play blending Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet” with Albany history from the 19th century. During the course of the play, patrons who participated in one of the day’s activities (for example, learned a dance routine from Legacy Ballet) will have an opportunity to share that new skill within the play. For information, contact Michael Winder at midsummerarts@gmail.com.

Mid-Valley Bike Club Saturday Rides. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. Saturday. Free. The MVBC is a non-profit club centered in Corvallis. 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. Summer (May – Sept) Saturday rides meet at 8am, 9am, and 10am. The rest of the year (Oct – April) Saturday rides omit the 8AM option. Unless noted otherwise, Saturday morning rides depart at 15 minutes past the hour from the Osborn Aquatic Center near the corner of Circle and Highland. For information, visit sites.google.com/mvbc.com/web/.

Mother Earth News Fair. Linn County Expo, 3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany. 9 am-6 pm. $15 -50 dollars. The Mother Earth News Fairs are fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle events that feature dozens of practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops from the leading authorities on: Renewable Energy, Small-Scale Agriculture, Gardening, Green Building, Green Transportation and Natural Health. For information, visit motherearthnewsfair.com/oregon/.

Pool Party! Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 5-7 pm. Make a splash at Osborn Aquatic Center. Open to all Summer at Your Library participants and their families. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Saturday Stories. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 am. A special family storytime for all ages. Come join the fun. Every first Saturday of the month in the Youth Activity Room. For information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Wildlife Wonders Series. Chintimini Wildlife Center, 311 NW Lewisburg Ave, Corvallis. 10 am – 2 pm. $5 suggested donation. Join in the fun at the Chintimini Wildlife Center’s Wildlife Wonders Series Summer Open Houses. This event are perfect for all ages. This month topic is All About Owls. For information, visit chintiminiwildlife.org/events-wildlife-wonders2017.htm.

 

Sunday 6

Bard in the Qaud: The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Memorial Union Quad, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30 pm. General Admission $15, Senior/Student/Youth $10, and OSU Student $5. Since 2006, Bard in the Quad has presented innovative, quality productions to the OSU campus. Pack a picnic and join in on the Memorial Union Quad for this fun Corvallis summer tradition. For info, visit http://summer.oregonstate.edu/todo/on-campus/entertainment/theatre.htm.

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, Oregon State University campus, 1800 SW Jefferson Way. Saturdays and Sundays: 1–5 pm. $3/youth, $7/adult. Climbers under 18 need a youth waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. For information, visit recsports.oregonstate.edu/youth-policy#Family%20Climb.

Mother Earth News Fair. Linn County Expo, 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, Albany. 9 am-5 pm. $15 -50 dollars. The Mother Earth News Fairs are fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle events that feature dozens of practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops from the leading authorities on: Renewable Energy, Small-Scale Agriculture, Gardening, Green Building, Green Transportation and Natural Health. For information, visit motherearthnewsfair.com/oregon/.