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

June 

 Friday 2

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

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.

Leap into Reading Book Club. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 2–3 pm. Free. The Leap into Reading Book Club is a program for new readers. Each month a new early reading title will be available for pick-up at the Philomath Community Library. Grab a copy of the title and enjoy. Then join in for a book discussion, activities, and a snack. Discussions are usually scheduled for the first Friday of every month from 1-2 pm. For information, call 541-929-3016, or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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.

Spring Sing! First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW Eighth St., Corvallis. 7:30-9:30 pm. $10 for adults, and free for OSU students and K-12 youth. Join OSU music for Spring Sing! with the OSU Meistersinger and Bella Voce. For information, contact Zachary Person at zachary.person@oregonstate.edu.

Teen First Friday. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 pm. Free. Details to be announced. 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 3

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/.

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-1pm. 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.

Feel-Good Foods and Herbs. Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 10 am -12 pm. $12 This workshop will describe the basics of food as medicine through some historical context, the big do’s and don’ts of collecting food as medicine, some basic culinary plants and what they help with, and making a tea satchel at the end to promote relieving stress, tummy troubles, or just tasty. For information, visit corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/events/.

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.

Girls on the Run Community 5K. Reser Stadium, Oregon State University, 660 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 10 am -12:30 pm. Registration 5K Buddy (16 and above) $25; Community Runner Adult (22 and above) $30; Community Runner Student (16-22 years) $25, Community Runner Youth (15 and under) $20. Price increases day of the event. Nearly 2000 participants of all ages will walk, run or skip to the finish line along the beautiful OSU campus course. For information, visit gotrwillamette.org/race/202-spring-5k-celebration.

Model Train Show. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1-6 pm. Free. Annual Model Train Show by the O’Gaugers. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

National Get Outdoors Day. Peavy Arboretum, 8692 Peavy Arboretum Rd., Corvallis. 10 am-3 pm. Free. The fifth annual National Get Outdoors Day is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors. Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. Shuttle service will provide transportation from Crescent Valley High School to Peavy Arboretum.  On-site parking will not be available. For information, visit cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day.

Poocha-Paw-Loooza. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 9 am-6 pm. $5. Dogs of all ages & children under 5 years of age are free. It is one of the largest events of its kind, to bring dog owners and their dogs an unprecedented number of hands-on activities, seminars, and demonstrations. Plenty of dog-related products, services, clubs and organizations will be there. There will be delicious food available for purchase and dogs and humans alike. For information, visit poochapawlooza.com/.

Princess Tea Party PSA. Multipurpose room Chintimini Senior & Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 1-4 pm. $10 in advance. $15 per person at door. Partnerships in Community Living (PSA) are presenting a Princess Tea Party for people of all ages to enjoy with their favorite princes and princesses. Don’t forget to dress up as your favorite Princess or Prince as there will also be a Costume Contest at 2:30 pm. Also serving tea and goodies at this family friendly event. Proceeds from our Princess Tea Party will be used to purchase holiday gifts for the people we support and to help improve the quality of services that they provide. Your generous support is appreciated. For information, visit pclpartnership.org/.

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.

 

Sunday 4

Cancer Survivors Day and 5k Walk. Samaritan Pastega Regional Cancer Center, 501 NW Elks Dr., Corvallis. 8:30-1:30 pm. Free for Ages 0-5.  $15 for ages 6-17. $25 for ages 18+. On this day all around the globe, people living with a history of cancer come together to connect, celebrate milestones and recognize those who have supported them along the way. From the newly diagnosed to decades-long survivors, to family members and medical professionals, join us for food, fun and hopefully some sun. This year’s event brings in the popular 5k walk/run Give Us 5, founded by a local cancer survivor. The walk/run is comprised of three loops around the Good Sam campus, on paved terrain. For information and to register, visit secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=126588.

CHS Wrestling Team Fundraiser Auction & BBQ. Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave, Corvallis. 5 pm. BBQ will cost $10/person (or $30/family). Corvallis High School Wrestling team is hosting a fundraiser auction and BBQ to fund new singlets and warmups. Auction Items will be available for viewing and bidding online, as of May 28th, 2017 @ 10am. Bidding will not be available after 5 pm online day of the auction (06/04/2017), but open for live silent bidding during the BBQ. Bidding ends at 6:30 pm, with winners to be announced during the auction. You do not need to be present to win. For information, visit facebook.com/events/408439296184052/.

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.

LGBT Chorus Presents: ON BROADWAY! Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. 4:30 pm. Advance prices: $12 students/seniors; $15 general admission; Door prices: $15 students/seniors; $18 general admission. Confluence, Oregon’s only mixed LGBT chorus, is proud to present ON BROADWAY, a performance of some of musical theater’s best songs from its heyday in the 70s and 80s. Sing along with favorites from A Chorus Line, The Wiz, Phantom of the Opera and more. For information and tickets, visit confluencechorus.org.

Living More Safely in the Wildland-Urban Interface. Shonnard’s Nursery, Florist, and Landscape, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 10:30-11:30 pm. Free. Many Benton County residents live in the “wildland urban interface” (WUI), where homes are located in close proximity to forests, grasslands, and other areas subject to wildfire hazard. Still more homes are within the distance that airborne embers can travel from WUI areas in a wildfire event (one mile or more!), putting them at nearly as great a risk. Even in our wet climate, wildfire is a concern for all county residents. Yes, it can happen here! Learn how to use firewise practices to reduce the risk of losing your home in a wildfire. For information, visit shonnards.com/events/.

Model Train Show. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1-4 pm. Free. Annual Model Train Show by the O’Gaugers. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Poocha-Paw-Loooza. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 9 am-6 pm. $5. Dogs of all ages & children under 5 years of age are free. Hands-on activities, seminars, and demonstrations. Plenty of dog-related products, services, clubs and organizations will be there. There will be delicious food available for purchase and dogs and humans alike. For information, visit poochapawlooza.com/.

 

Monday 5

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.

Corvallis City Council Meeting. Downtown Fire Station, Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. First and third Mondays of each month at 6:30 pm — unless the Monday is a holiday in which case the meetings are held the following Tuesday. Free. This is an opportunity for the public to address the City Council on subjects not on the agenda or not related to a public hearing. Each speaker is limited to three minutes. For information, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=68.

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.

LEGO Club Party. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30–4:30 pm. Free. Come build with fellow Lego fans. Put your skills to the test with new building challenges each month. Legos provided. Feel free to bring your own, too. Grades K-5. Drop in. For information, contact Youth Services 541-766-6794, or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Science Pub: Ocean Tides. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 6 pm. Free. Jonathan White, Author and Founder of The Resource Institute, will be talking about ocean tides.  He crisscrossed the seven seas to see the largest, fastest, scariest, and most amazing tides in the world. In China he confronted the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five foot tidal bore that races eighty miles up the Qiantang River; at London’s Royal Society, he dug into the earliest Western tide science, which preoccupied thinkers from Da Vinci to Galileo to Newton; and in the Arctic he followed an Inuit elder down a small hole through thick winter ice to gather fresh blue mussels in the cavities left by low tide. With photographs, stories, and short readings, Jonathan takes his audiences on an enthralling journey into the surprising and poetic workings of the tide. For information, visit omsi.edu/calendar?keywords[]=350#.

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 sibling 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 6

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

Block Party: Lego @ Your Library. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 1-3 pm. Free. Join us monthly to build with LEGOs, K*Nex, Snap Circuits, and more. This program is open to ages 3-12. We will issue monthly building challenges to help inspire. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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

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.

Graphic Novel Book Club.  Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Board Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 pm. June’s Book: “Killing & Dying by Adrian Tomine” by Adrian Tomine. Always welcoming new members. Pick up a copy of the month’s reading selection at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library’s second floor reference desk. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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.

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.

Science Pub: Turing Stars into Gold. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 6 pm. Free. Enrico J. Ramirez-Ruiz, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz and a Niels Bohr Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, will be presenting. Most beginning chemistry students struggling with the complexities and underlying structure of the Periodic Table will simply accept the existence of the approximately 90 stable elements. Rarely does it occur to them that somewhere and in some way, all of the elements had to be synthesized. Such element generation or nucleosynthesis, through transmutation of one element into another, is a crucial byproduct of stellar energy generation. It has occurred since the birth of the first stars in the Galaxy, and without it life on Earth would not be possible. Although the general picture of element formation is well understood, many questions about the nuclear physics processes and particularly the astrophysical details responsible for forming precious elements such as platinum and gold remain to be understood. For information. Visit omsi.edu/calendar?keywords[0]=350#.

Toddler Storytime -Alsea. Alsea Community Library, 19192 Alsea Hwy, Alsea. 10:30-11 am. Free. Stories, Rhymes, Songs and More. Program for children from 14 months to 4 years and their participating parent or caregiver. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Wednesday 7

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/.

OSU University Chorale Concert. First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. 7:30-9:30 pm. Free. The OSU University Chorale under the direction of Dr. Sandra Babb presents their final concert of the season. This ensemble of OSU students is intended for undergraduate non-music majors, singers will explore a wide variety of music. For information, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/music/performance-ensembles/choral-and-vocal-music/choral-music/choral-ensembles/university-chorale.

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.

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

 

Thursday 8

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.

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.

Jazz Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 pm. Free. Core group brings drum kit/backline and keep the music moving as players who sign up join on various instruments. Ongoing event hosted by Bombs Away Cafe on the Second Thursday of every month. For information, visit facebook.com/corvallisfunkandjazzjam.

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.

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/.

OSU Jazz Ensemble. Ballroom Room Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 7:30-9 pm. $5. OSU students and K-12 youth free. The OSU Jazz Ensemble under the direction presents their final concert of the season. For information, contact Zachary Person at  zachary.person@oregonstate.edu.

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

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 Thursdays. 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 9

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.

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

 

Saturday 10

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/.

Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 am-1pm. 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/.

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.

Cultivating Cover Crops for your Garden. Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 10 am -Noon. $12 Covercrops are the super heroes of the soil. Like any caped champion, cover crops restore and enhance the soil in unique ways, depending on their species. Join us for this workshop and learn which cover crops are best for achieving certain goals in your garden, when to plant them, and how to manage them. We’ll cover the basics and then brainstorm cover crop systems that could work in your specific lawn or garden. Bring your questions and ideas to this practical and engaging session. For information, visit corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/events/.

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.

Game Day- Albany. Albany Public Library Central Library, 2450 14th Ave SE, Albany. 1-3 pm. Free. Join in on the second Saturday of the month to play board games. Bring your own or play one of theirs. Fun for all ages. For information, visit library.cityofalbany.net/.

Misinformation & Propaganda Workshop. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 12:30-2 pm. Free. We are overwhelmed with messages from politicians, news sources and other media. Learn to distinguish truth from fiction using critical thinking strategies. This workshop uses real world examples of news, political ads, headlines, graphs/charts, the effect of word choice in messaging, statistical data and other types of information in a “what do you see here?/what is missing?” type of format. The class will end with a lesson on finding accurate information. The goal is to help people become their own fact checker. Lunch from Café Yumm will be provided at this free workshop. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

President’s Concert – The Music of the Spheres. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30-9 pm. Free. The Oregon State University Chamber Choir, under the direction of Steven M. Zielke, will present the 13th annual President’s Concert. This year’s performance will be tuned to the “Music of the Spheres”. For information, contact SPARK at spark@oregonstate.edu.

 

Sunday 11

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 Do-Si-Do. Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1-3 pm. Free. Families with kids ages 4 to 12 are invited to learn some simple folk dances and discover the fun and joy of dancing in a community setting. Dances may include circle dances, square dances, and longways sets. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Hive Inspection Basics. Shonnard’s Nursery, Florist, and Landscape, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 11 am. $10. Want to learn more about what you are seeing inside a hive?  This course provides both beginning and experienced beekeepers with information about what they are seeing when they inspect their hives.  Learn some tips for becoming a better observational beekeeper – a lot can be learned from watching your hive. We will also cover techniques for properly conducting inspections and how to read what your frames are telling you about the health and vitality of your bees. For information, visit shonnards.com/events/.

Willamette Valley Symphony. First United Methodist Church, 1115 28th Ave. SW, Albany. 7 pm. $15 – $18. The concert’s spring repertoire will include a unique collaboration with the Spartan Sirens from the Corvallis High School choir, directed by CHS Choir Director, Aubrey Patterson, performing Dvorak, Cello Concerto (featuring Andrew Kolb on cello). The program will also feature Verdi’s La Forza del Destino Overture, Enesco’s Rumanian Rhapsody, and Respighi’s The Pines of Rome. For info, visit willamettevalleysymphony.org/.

 

Monday 12

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.

Senior Book Club. Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30-5 pm. Open to readers 50 or older. Currently accepting new members. For information, please contact Mary Nevin at 541-766-6458, or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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 sibling 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 13

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.

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/.

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.

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.

 

Wednesday 14

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.

Music in the Park- Philomath. Philomath’s City Park, 299 S 23rd St., Philomath. Free. Escape the daily routine and spend your evenings at Music in the Park. Performance by Hill Top Big Band. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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.

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

 

Thursday 15

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.

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 Hill Top Big 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.

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 Thursdays. 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 16

2017 Chintimini Chamber Music Festival. First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis.7:30-9:30 pm. $28 for a single concert, $85 for all four concerts. Free for high school and younger students. The Chintimini Chamber Music Festival, founded in 2001, is built around performers who grew up in the mid-Willamette Valley and are now pursuing widespread careers in classical music. In this festival they are joined into ensembles with fine Northwest chamber musicians. The program will feature Mozart flute quartet K.285 in D major, Martinu trio for flute, violin, and piano, and Brahms sextet in Bb, Op. 18. For information, visit chintimini.org/.

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

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.

Teen Takeover. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30–8:30 pm. Free Teens Takeover at the library each month to play games, make art, and watch movies after-hours. Open to teens in middle and high school. All materials provided, including snacks. No sign-up needed. Bring a friend and come hang out. 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 17

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/.

An introductory walk with the native plants of Smith & Bybee. Smith & Bybee Wetlands Natural Area, 5300 N Marine Dr., Portland. 10am. -Noon. $6 per person, $11 per family. June is a great time to experience the native plant community at greater Portland’s largest urban wetland. Come participate in a native plant walk led by a member of Portland’s indigenous community to learn more about the unique ecology of the region. For information, visit oregonzoo.org/events/introductory-walk-native-plants-smith-bybee.

Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 am-1pm. 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 Music Fun. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10-10:45 am. Free. Family participation music and movement program for kids under 12 years of age and their families. For information, contact Youth Services at 541-766-6481.

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.

Planet Boogie. Downtown Dance, 223 NW Second St., Corvallis. 7:30-9 pm. Every third Saturday. 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 information, call 541-752-1997.

Preview: 2017 Chintimini Chamber Music Festival. Corvallis Farmers Market, NW 1st St, Corvallis. 9 am. – 1 pm. Free. Stroll the Corvallis Farmers Market and enjoy the music of several of the Chintimini Chamber Music Festival’s performers. For info, visit chintimini.org/.

 

Sunday 18

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 19

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.

Corvallis City Council Meeting. Downtown Fire Station, Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. First and third Mondays of each month at 6:30 pm — unless the Monday is a holiday in which case the meetings are held the following Tuesday. Free. This is an opportunity for the public to address the City Council on subjects not on the agenda or not related to a public hearing. Each speaker is limited to three minutes. For information, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=68.

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.

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.

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 sibling 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 20

2017 Chintimini Chamber Music Festival Children’s Concert. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 10:30 am. Free. Enjoy free concerts for the whole family at your Public Library, featuring performances by the Chintimini Chamber Music Festival’s performers. Children are invited to bring a favorite adult to see The Emperor and the Nightingale, a lovely, moving story by Hans Christian Andersen set to exciting music by David Mullikin, showcasing flute, strings, percussion and interactive fun. For information, visit chintimini.org/.

2017 Chintimini Chamber Music Festival. First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis.7:30-9:30 pm. $28 for a single concert, $85 for all four concerts. Free for high school and younger students. The Chintimini Chamber Music Festival, founded in 2001, is built around performers who grew up in the mid-Willamette Valley and are now pursuing widespread careers in classical music. In this festival they are joined into ensembles with fine Northwest chamber musicians. The program will feature Britten Phantasy Quartet for oboe and strings, Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia for violin and viola, Moeran Fantasy Quartet for oboe and strings, and Fauré Piano Quartet No 1 in c minor. For information, visit chintimini.org/.

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- Gilbert and Sullivan – featuring OSU vocal students.  Central Park Gazebo, Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 8 pm. Free. During the summer band concerts, families sit together to enjoy the music on a summer night. 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.

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.

Toddler Storytime -Alsea. Alsea Community Library, 19192 Alsea Hwy, Alsea. 10:30-11 am. Free. Stories, Rhymes, Songs and More. Program for children from 14 months to 4 years and their participating parent or caregiver. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Wednesday 21

2017 Chintimini Chamber Music Festival Children’s Concert. Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 am and 4 pm. Free. Enjoy free concerts for the whole family at your Public Library, featuring performances by the Chintimini Chamber Music Festival’s performers. Children are invited to bring a favorite adult to see The Emperor and the Nightingale, a lovely, moving story by Hans Christian Andersen set to exciting music by David Mullikin, showcasing flute, strings, percussion and interactive fun. For information, visit chintimini.org/.

Brown Bag Book Club – Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. Noon-1 pm. Free. “The Book of Aron” by Jim Shepard. 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.

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.

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 Night – Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 5–7 pm. Free. Middle and high school students are invited to stop by for gaming on the XBox One, art projects, scavenger hunts, snacks, and more. 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 22

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.

Lebanon Public Library Summer Performer Series. Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy Street, Lebanon. 11 am. Free. Featuring motivational speaker (and double amputee) Kacey McCallister. For information, visit www.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.

Summer Reading Kick-Off- Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath.11am. – 12:15 pm. Free. Join us for an open house party to launch Summer at the Library 2017. This event will feature NutCakes donuts, a bounce house, special guests, reading kits + free books, youth activities, and more. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Teddy Bear Picnic. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis. 10-10:30 am. Free. Bring a stuffed animal, and sing and dance to music from Red Yarn. Take a picture after the program with our special guest, Clifford the Big Red Dog. Weather permitting, this program will take place at Central Park. 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 23

2017 Chintimini Chamber Music Festival. First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis.7:30-9:30 pm. $28 for a single concert. Free for high school and younger students. The Chintimini Chamber Music Festival, founded in 2001, is built around performers who grew up in the mid-Willamette Valley and are now pursuing widespread careers in classical music. In this festival they are joined into ensembles with fine Northwest chamber musicians. The program will feature Rachmaninov Piano Trio Elegiaque No. 2 in d min and Bruch String Quintet No. 2 in Eb (ca 1920). For information, visit chintimini.org/.

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

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 24

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/.

Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 am-1pm. 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/.

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.

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.

Friends of the Library- Summer Book Sale. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 am – 11 pm. Free. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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.

Linn County Master Gardener Demo Garden Classes & Workshops. 3700 Knox Butte Rd., Albany. 1-2:30 pm. Free.  The demo garden showcases research-based gardening ideas. You will find vegetables, flowers, herbs, fruit trees, berries, grapes, sun and shade gardens, composting, a living wall and more. Come with questions, get ideas, and enjoy the beauty and learning environment of the Demo Garden. All classes are open to the public. For information, visit calendar.oregonstate.edu/event/125946/.

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/.

Stayin’ Alive: Survival fires. Oxbow Regional Park. 3010 SE Oxbow Parkway, Gresham. 11 am – 2:30 pm. $6 person, $11 family. Additional park entry fee: $5 vehicle, $7 bus. You are lost and the storm clouds are gathering. Could you light a fire with just one match? Join naturalist Dan Daly in this family oriented class to learn how to light a fire in the toughest conditions. Participants use knives during the class and the safe conduct of children is the responsibility of their guardians. Fire safety will be emphasized. For information, visit oregonzoo.org/events/stayin%E2%80%99-alive-survival-fires-0.

 

Sunday 25

2017 Chintimini Chamber Music Festival. First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. 4 pm. $28 for a single concert, Free for high school and younger students. The Chintimini Chamber Music Festival, founded in 2001, is built around performers who grew up in the mid-Willamette Valley and are now pursuing widespread careers in classical music. In this festival they are joined into ensembles with fine Northwest chamber musicians. The program will feature Castelnuovo’s Tedesco Guitar Quintet Op. 143, Joaquin Nin’s Seguida Española, Boccherini Guitar Quintet in D Major G. 448 “Fandango”, and Schoenfield “Café Music”. For information, visit chintimini.org/.

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/.

Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 am-1pm. 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 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.

Friends of the Library- Summer Book Sale. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 am – 11 pm. Free. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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.

Letter Writing Social. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2 pm. Free. Celebrate the art of crafting handwritten letters the fourth Sunday of the month. Join other fellow letter writers in the library’s Main Meeting Room to compose letters to friends, relatives, or acquaintances. Bring some stationery, handmade or store bought, or use supplies provided. Participants will also have the opportunity to exchange handmade or store bought stationery with other letter writers and encourage each other to sustain the epistolary tradition. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Wild Family Walkabouts- Eco-Invaders.  Peavy Arboretum, NW Peavy Arboretum Rd., Corvallis. Noon-2 pm. Suggested donation of $15 per family. Additional donations are gladly accepted. Join the Avery House Nature Center the last Sunday of every month for their Wild Walkabouts. Come by yourself or bring the whole family for fun, educational activities and an interpretive hike. Wild Walkabouts start at noon with educational and fun activities, followed by an interpretive hike led by local naturalists who can share their experience and knowledge.

 

Monday 26

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 sibling 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 27

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- From the British Isles.  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.

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/.

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.

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 Series. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1-3:30 pm. Free. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net

 

Wednesday 28

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.

Magic Mama. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30-2:30 pm. Free. An eco-edu-trainer performing organic rhymes and world rhythms using eclectic and non-traditional instruments. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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.

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

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 29

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.

Lebanon Public Library Summer Performer Series. Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 11 am. Free. Featuring Explosions Inc. with Aaron Berenbach. For information, visit www.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.

Teen Day. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30-2:30 pm. Free. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net

Toddler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 am Thursdays. 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 30

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.

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.

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

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

 

Saturday 1

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/.

Corvallis Farmers’ Markets. First & Jackson, Saturdays and Wednesdays. 9 am-1pm. 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.

The Buzz on Backyard Bugs. Bruce Starker Arts Park 4485 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis. 10 am -Noon. $12 Learn all about bugs and how they can benefit your garden. We’ll teach you how to identify basic bug “groups” as well as determining beneficial versus harmful bugs. You’ll discover new ways to trap, observe, and manage the insects living right alongside us. Melissa Scherr, the Executive Director of the Northwest Entomological Research Center, is back to teach this popular workshop. For information, visit corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/.

 

Sunday 2

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 3

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.

Corvallis City Council Meeting. Downtown Fire Station, Council Chambers, 400 NW Harrison Blvd., Corvallis. First and third Mondays of each month at 6:30 pm — unless the Monday is a holiday in which case the meetings are held the following Tuesday. Free. This is an opportunity for the public to address the City Council on subjects not on the agenda or not related to a public hearing. Each speaker is limited to three minutes. For information, visit corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=68.

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.

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.

Red White & Blue Riverfront Festival. Riverfront Commemorative Park, Riverfront Commemorative Park, Corvallis. Come celebrate the nation’s birthday on July 3rd and 4th on the Downtown banks of the beautiful Willamette River. Bring your family and friends to the Downtown Corvallis Riverfront on First Street between Van Buren and Monroe Avenue for this fun-filled, family Festival featuring live music throughout, Kid’s magician performing on stage, a delightful array of food vendors, colorful crafts booths, Kids activities, and Oregon wines and microbrews. For information, visit downtowncorvallis.org/index.php.

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 sibling 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 4 – Independence Day

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- Patriotic Favorites.  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.

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.

Red White & Blue Riverfront Festival. Riverfront Commemorative Park, Riverfront Commemorative Park, Corvallis. Come celebrate the nation’s birthday on July 3rd and 4th on the Downtown banks of the beautiful Willamette River. Bring your family and friends to the Downtown Corvallis Riverfront on First Street between Van Buren and Monroe Avenue for this fun-filled, family Festival featuring live music throughout, Kid’s magician performing on stage, a delightful array of food vendors, colorful crafts booths, Kids activities, and Oregon wines and microbrews. Stay for the spectacular Corvallis Jaycees fireworks display after dusk on the 4th. For information, visit downtowncorvallis.org/index.php.

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.

 

Wednesday 5

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.

Summer Event/Lunch. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30-2:30 pm. Free. 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 6

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.

Jazz Jam. Bombs Away Café, 2527 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 9 pm. Free. Core group brings drum kit/backline and keep the music moving as players who sign up join on various instruments. Ongoing event hosted by Bombs Away Cafe on the Second Thursday of every month. For information, visit facebook.com/corvallisfunkandjazzjam.

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 Day. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 1:30-2:30 pm. Free. 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 Thursdays. 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.