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

 

April

Thursday 6

Baby Storytime. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 10:10 am. Thursdays. Storytime including songs, activities, and stories designed to engage the youngest of the group. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Preschool Storytime – Lebanon. 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 11am-12pm.Little Bookworms Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3-6.  Each week features a special theme and includes stories, songs and activities followed by craft time. For information, lebanonpubliclibrary.com/events/.

Read to a R.E.A.D. Dogs. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 pm. Brookes reading room. Attention beginning and intermediate readers: come read with a dog. A warm fuzzy dog who likes to listen to readers is waiting at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library on the First and Third Thursday of every month. Ages 4-10.  Parental permission form required. For information, contact Youth Reference at 541-766-6794 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Roll and Release. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 4–5 pm. Self massage and fascial release. Drop-in rate. For information, visit livewellstudio.com.

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.

 

Friday 7

Blackberry Junction. 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, Albany. 10 am–7 pm. Indoor show that takes place three times per year. Specialized in re-purposing old items to give them a new life, as well as quality handcrafts, quilts, jewelry, collectibles, garden art, pastries, primitives, etc. Features creative and talented vendors guaranteed to inspire your home and garden decorating. For information, visit facebook.com/events/1353659564668043/.

Leap into Reading Book Club. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 2–3 pm. 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 1-2pm. Free. For information, call 541-929-3016, or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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 First Friday. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 pm. Free. Details to be announced. For more information visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Saturday 8

Los Cuentos.Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10-10:30am. Free.Bilingual family storytime in Spanish & English for all ages. A lively selection of stories, songs and rhymes will be presented each month.  For information, contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794.

Blackberry Junction. 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, Albany. 10 am–7 pm. Indoor show that takes place three times per year. Specialized in re-purposing old items to give them a new life, as well as quality handcrafts, quilts, jewelry, collectibles, garden art, pastries, primitives, etc. Features creative and talented vendors guaranteed to inspire your home and garden decorating. For information, visit facebook.com/events/1353659564668043/.

Corvallis 5K and Kids 1 Mile/1K Walk Run. OSU Campus behind Reser Stadium. 10:30 am. $35 for the 5K, $10 for 1K/1Mile if registered before April 4 when the price increases. This race is sponsored by the Corvallis Rotary After Five and all proceeds to go local charities and projects. For information and to register, visit corvallishalfmarathon.com.

Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. Benton County Fairgrounds, Guerber Hall, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Saturdays, 9 am–1 pm. Runs through April 8. Fresh local produce, seeds, plants, and so much more. List of vendors posted weekly. For information, visit corvalliswintermarket.wordpress.com

Game Day at the LibraryMain Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 1-3 pm. Free. Join us the 2nd Saturday of the month to play board games. Bring your own or play one of theirs. Ages 11+. For information, call 541-917-7585.

League of Women Voters – Legislative Town Hall. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10-11:30 am. Free. Meet the state legislators, hear about what their priorities during the coming session will be, ask questions, and have conversations. Oregon Legislators whom will participate: Senator Sara Gelser, Representative Andy Olson, Representative Dan Rayfield, and Representative Mike Nearman. For information, visit lwv.corvallis.or.us.

Marine Science Day – OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center. 2030 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport, OR. 10am-4pm. Free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages. Hatfield Marine Science Center will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and five government agency partners. Explore with interactive science displays presented by marine scientists and special family-friendly activities by Oregon Sea Grant and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. For information, visit hmsc.oregonstate.edu/marinescienceday.

Montessori Cosmic Education in the Elementary Years. Corvallis Montessori School, 2730 NW Greeley Ave., Corvallis. 2–4 pm. Free. Come hear how the Montessori curriculum provides a child-centered, holistic approach to learning for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Called Cosmic Education, it follows the interests of the child as they explore our universe and their place in it. This parent information session will explore the developmental stages of the elementary aged child and an approach to education that is tailored to a child’s growing independence. For information, visitcorvallismontessori.org/.

Spring Poultry & Homesteading Faire. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 10am-1pm. Benton Arena. 140 vendor spaces filled with local vendors from around Oregon selling chickens, waterfowl, quail, peafowl, guinea fowl, turkeys, doves and pigeons, pigs, goats, rabbits, cavies and hatching eggs; livestock supplies and organic feed, beekeeping items, compost and gardening products and displays and plants; a variety of homesteading items including spinning fiber and hand-sewn fabric items, recycled arts, crafts, candles and jewelry; honey, jams, teas, baked goods and candies, handmade soaps, lotions and bath products; in-booth demos and information, Dept. of Ag health table, local 4H groups, kid’s craft activities, games and contests, and a Seed Swap with educational seed saving and gardening information – all free and open to the public. Please consider bringing canned or boxed food items, pet supplies or food, toiletry, baby items, or even fresh eggs or produce to donate to Mary’s River Gleaners.

 

Sunday 9

Blackberry Junction. 3700 Knox Butte Rd. E, Albany. 10 am–7 pm. Indoor show that takes place three times per year. Specialized in re-purposing old items to give them a new life, as well as quality handcrafts, quilts, jewelry, collectibles, garden art, pastries, primitives, etc. Features creative and talented vendors guaranteed to inspire your home and garden decorating. For information, visit facebook.com/events/1353659564668043/.

Oregon Zoo- Mushroom Discovery Hike at Smith & Bybee Wetlands. Smith & Bybee Wetlands Natural Area, 4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland. 9:30-11:30am and 1-3pm.Cost: $6 per person, $11 per family. All ages welcome but geared for adults. Discover the fascinating and weird world of mushrooms. Join mushroom enthusiast Leah Bendlin on this woodland hike to learn about the ecological roles of fungi and how they eat and reproduce. Field guides will be provided. For information, oregonzoo.org/events/mushroom-discovery-hike-smith-bybee-wetlands.

Starting a Vegetable Garden. Shonnard’s Nursery, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd.,Corvallis. 11 am. Free. Learn how to plan, select, prepare, and plant a backyard vegetable garden. We’ll be discussing expected yields, layout, soil prep, planting, and care. For information, visit shonnards.com/events/.

Willamette Valley Symphony. Ashbrook Independent School, 4045 SW Research Way, Corvallis. 4pm. $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors 65 and older, and free for youth 12 and under. Season tickets are available for $60 for adults and $40 for students and seniors 65 and older.Pieces performed include, In Nature’s Realm composed by Dvorak, Nocturnes composed by Debussy, and Symphony in 2 composed by Schubert. For information, WillametteValleySymphony.org.

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, OSU 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 10

Corvallis Science Pub. Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. 6–8 pm. Free. “Science of Baking – Lift: The Science and Surprising History of Leavening Agents” Speaker: Sue Queisser, Project Manager, Center for Sensory & Consumer Behavior Research at Oregon State University. Science Pub Corvallis offers cool presentations in an informal atmosphere and interactions with experts and where there are no silly questions. No scientific background is required – just bring curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge. For information, visit terra.oregonstate.edu/science-pub-corvallis.

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.

Pu’uwai O KeKuawa Heart of the Valley Hula. First Baptist Church, 125 NW 10th St., Corvallis. 5:30-8:15 pm. Mondays. $5/class. All shapes, sizes, and levels of ability are invited to try this gentle form of Hawaiian dance and expression. For information, call Barb Landau at 541-908-9190 or visit corvallishula.com.

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 visitcbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Tuesday 11

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.

League of Women Voters – Corvallis. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6-9 pm. Free. State Representatives Districts 16 & 23. For information, visit lwv.corvallis.or.us.

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

 

Wednesday 12

Baby & Me Storytime. 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 10-11am. Free.Baby & Me is a special story time for our very youngest “readers.” Infants and toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join for stories, music, rhymes, finger plays – and other fun and age-appropriate activities that help foster bonding and a love of reading.For information, lebanonpubliclibrary.com/events/.

Beginning Readers Book Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 pm. Free. Book discussion and activities for children in kindergarten through second grade. Call 541-766-6794 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

No Way to Treat a Child. Main Meeting Room Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7 pm. Free. Thomas Beilman is a Palestinian rights activist and coordinator for No Way to Treat a Child, a joint project of American Friends Service Committee and Defense of Children International-Palestine.  He is author of a new resolution calling for human rights for Palestinian children in the Israeli military detention system. Drawing from several fact-finding trips to Palestine and Israel, including a delegation last summer with Interfaith Peace-Builders, Thomas will discuss the importance of ending Israel’s military occupation of Palestine and, in particular, expose the documented, widespread and systematic ill-treatment of Palestinian children caught up in Israel’s military detention system.  The evening’s program includes the short documentary film, “Detaining Dreams.” 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.

Random Review. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Noon-1:30 pm. Free. “Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel” by Carl Safina. Reviewed by Frank Moore. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Storytime &Squishivities. 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. Following storytime, children may join Strengthening Rural Families for Squishtivities, an exploration time centered around messy play and creativity. All supplies provided. SRF also provides a breakfast snack. For information, call 541-929-3016 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Teen Library Night. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 5-7 pm. Free. Second and fourth Wednesdays. Games, crafts, snacks, and more. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Underwater Hockey. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 7-9 pm. General Admission. Come swim and learn how to play hockey underwater. Ends May 31.

Wobbler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 am. Free. Ages 12-24 months. 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.

 

Thursday 13

Lego Brick Builder. Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany. 4:30-5:30 pm. Free. Ages 6+. For information, call 541-917-7585.

Baby Storytime. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 10:10 am. Thursdays. Storytime including songs, activities, and stories designed to engage the youngest of the group. 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.

Preschool Storytime – Lebanon. 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 11am-12pm.Little Bookworms Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3-6.  Each week features a special theme and includes stories, songs and activities followed by craft time. For information, lebanonpubliclibrary.com/events/.

Roll and Release. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 4–5 pm. Self massage and fascial release. Drop-in rate. For information, visit livewellstudio.com.

 

Friday 14

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

Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis. All day. Free. The Research Advances in Fisheries Wildlife and Ecology Symposium (RAFWE) showcases research, extension, and outreach activities conducted by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, related departments at OSU and other colleges and universities, and state and federal agencies. Both graduate and undergraduate students from ANY field related to natural resources, ecology, or the environment are encouraged to submit an abstract for a presentation, poster, or speed talk. Keynote: Peter and Rosemary Grant, authors of 40 Years of Evolution: Darwin’s Finches on Daphne Major Island, will present a stimulating keynote talk at 3:30 PM.  The talk is free and open to the public and does not require pre-registration. For info, contact lauren.smith@oregonstate.edu.

SAC Presents: NW Dance Project. The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis. 7:30 pm. $30, $25, $10, reserved; Free to OSU students. Daring. Talented. Fearless. NW Dance Project is a bold and innovative contemporary dance company performing an all-original repertoire from a select roster of accomplished choreographers and the most promising new talents in contemporary dance. For information and tickets, visit liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/events/performance-and-visual-arts-events/sac-presents-nw-dance-project.

SEA Through the Eyes of an Artist. Furman Hall, 200 SW 15th St, Corvallis. 9 am–9 pm. Free. In collaboration with The CO· Maker Fair and SPARK: A Year of Arts + Science @ OSU, the College of Education offers a day of arts and science activities. Throughout the day, there will be hands-on learning for K-12 students, OSU, and the Corvallis community, as well as a keynote and happy hour to explore the interplay of arts and science. Activities will be offered at OSU’s Joyce Collin Furman Hall and The Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. For information, visit corvallismakerfair.org/.

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.

 

Saturday 15

The CO· Maker Fair. Memorial Union Ballroom, 2501 SW Jefferson Way & Student Experience Center Plaza, 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 10am–3pm. Free. OSU will host the fourth annual CO• Maker Fair, an event which honors craftsmanship and technology by bringing together makers who will share their knowledge, skills, and resources with the community. The CO•, a campus-community partnership, offers the OSU community and the general public the opportunity to collaborate, innovate, and create in addition to providing a forum for research and teaching the value of hands-on learning in K-12 classrooms and beyond. Visitors to The CO• can talk to experts in the arts, crafts, technology, and sciences and leave with unique souvenirs such as Michael Boonstra’s laser-etched cedar selfies. Exhibitors include HP and the HP Makerspace, the OSU DAMLab, ChickTech, DaVinci Days, Viking Mars Mission Makers, Gearbox, Corvallis Geek Olympics, and Pi Dads. For information, visit corvallismakerfair.org/the-co-2017/.

Corvallis Geek Olympathon. Elks Lodge, 1400 NW Ninth St., Corvallis. 1–8 pm. $40. The Corvallis Geek Olympathon is a series of geek-themed challenges that will take place across Corvallis. It is fundraiser Mid-Valley Harvest, a nonprofit that fights food insecurity in Linn and Benton counties. Check-in at the Elks Lodge for instructions and a map of the event locations. Teams will have four hours, from 1-5 pm, to complete as many challenges as possible. At six, teams will return to the Elks Lodge for a final trivia game and the awards ceremony. For information, visit facebook.com/CorvallisGeek/.

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.

Games Day. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2–5 pm. Free. A wide variety of board games, card games, and video games for all ages will be free to play on a first-come, first-served basis. Examples of games that will be available to play include classic favorites such as Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, Monopoly, Scrabble, Chess, and Checkers; new standards such as Settlers of Catan, Forbidden Island, Apples to Apples, and Pandemic; and games for various gaming consoles such as Xbox One. Attendees may drop in at any time during the event to try new games, play old favorites, or simply watch all of the fun. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

The Great Corvallis Easter Egg Hunt. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3-5 pm. Free. The Potter’s House Church of Corvallis is sponsoring The Great Corvallis Easter Egg Hunt of 2017. Bring Easter baskets and join in for an afternoon of fun, games, and of course, an Easter Egg Hunt. The fun starts at 3 pm and will include: Raffles with Easter gift baskets, restaurant gift cards, and more, live puppet shows, and a bouncy house. For information, visiteventbrite.com/e/the-great-corvallis-easter-egg-hunt-tickets-33102158447?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text.

Rabbit Romp. 4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland. 9:30 am–3 pm. Free with zoo admission. Rabbit Romp features candy egg hunts every 10-15 minutes. Children ages 3 to 10 are invited to hunt for compostable “plastic” eggs, candy, and prizes. Toddlers 2 and under can participate in a candy hunt organized especially for them at the classrooms by Bear Walk Café. Parents are not allowed in most hunts, but accommodations will be made for families requiring assistance. Guests should bring their own baskets to collect the eggs and candy. Learn more about how consumer choices affect wildlife with small actions. For information, visit oregonzoo.org/events/rabbit-romp.

 

 

Sunday 16

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, OSU 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 17

Minecraft Mondays. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30-4:30 pm. Free. Come play Minecraft on the Xbox or iPad with other Minecraft players. Grades 2-5. For information, contact Youth Services: 541-766-6794.

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.

Pu’uwai O KeKuawa Heart of the Valley Hula. First Baptist Church, 125 NW 10th St., Corvallis. 5:30-8:15 pm. Mondays. $5/class. All shapes, sizes, and levels of ability are invited to try this gentle form of Hawaiian dance and expression. For information, call Barb Landau at 541-908-9190 or visit corvallishula.com.

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 visitcbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Tuesday 18

Art & Coffee. Philomath community Library, 1050 Applegate, Philomath. 10:30 am-noon. Third Tuesdays. Free. Adults ages 16 & up are invited to join us for a relaxing morning of art, coloring, conversation, music, and treats. Lots of supplies on hand. Bring projects to show and share. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Art Night. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30- 7:30 p.m. Free. Every third Tuesday beginning in March, 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.

Read with the Beavs. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4-5 pm. Free. Kids can practice reading aloud with the Beavs! OSU student athletes will be on-site as reading buddies in the Storytime Room. For information, call 541-766-6793 or 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. Tuesdays. Free. Children of all ages welcome.  For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Read to a R.E.A.D. Dogs. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30 pm. Brookes reading room. Attention beginning and intermediate readers: come read with a dog. A warm fuzzy dog who likes to listen to readers is waiting at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library on the First and Third Thursday of every month. Ages 4-10.  Parental permission form required. For information, contact Youth Reference at 541-766-6794 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Wednesday 19

Beginning Chapter Book Club. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30-4:30 pm. Free. A special monthly book club for readers, grades 2-3. Book discussion and related fun activities. A limited number of copies of each month’s book selection are provided by the Friends of the Library and available at the Youth Reference Desk. For information, call 541-766-6794 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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.

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.

Underwater Hockey. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 7-9 pm. General Admission. Come swim and learn how to play hockey underwater. Ends May 31.

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.

Wobbler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 am. Free. Ages 12-24 months. 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.

Baby & Me Storytime. 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 10-11am. Free.Baby & Me is a special story time for our very youngest “readers.” Infants and toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join for stories, music, rhymes, finger plays – and other fun and age-appropriate activities that help foster bonding and a love of reading.For information, lebanonpubliclibrary.com/events/.

 

Thursday 20

La Leche League Corvallis. Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. 6 pm Third Thursdays. 10 am First Wednesday at Corvallis Birth and Women’s Health Center, 2314 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis. Free. Breastfeeding information and support for expectant and breastfeeding mothers. Babies and children welcome. For information, call 541-766-0055 or visit lalecheleagueoregon.webs.com.Find them on Facebook as LLL Willamette Valley.

Teen Night – Philomath. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 5–7 pm. 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.

Baby Storytime. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 10:10 am. Thursdays. Storytime including songs, activities, and stories designed to engage the youngest of the group. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Preschool Storytime – Lebanon. 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 11am-12pm.Little Bookworms Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3-6.  Each week features a special theme and includes stories, songs and activities followed by craft time. For information, lebanonpubliclibrary.com/events/.

Roll and Release. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 4–5 pm. Self massage and fascial release. Drop-in rate. For information, visit livewellstudio.com.

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.

 

Friday 21

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.

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

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.

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.

 

Saturday 22

10thAnnual Procession of the Species. Linn County Courthouse, 300 SW Fourth Ave, Albany. 10 am. Free. This is a community celebration of the environment through art, music, and movement. Come dressed as your favorite animal, insect, or other elements of nature. Participants candance, flutter, and prance along, as the parade weaves its way through the downtown area. The parade will circle back to the Linn County Courthouse. No live animals, signs, or motorized vehicles are allowed. After the Procession explore a variety of community booths and the Farmers’ market. For information, visitwww.cityofalbany.net/processionofthespecies.

2017 Oregon Coast Aquarium 5K & Kids’ Dash #UOTTER5K. 2820 Southeast Ferry Slip Rd., Newport. 8-10am. $15-$40. This 5K (3.1 mile) route will start and end at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. This event is perfect for the speedy, the slow, and everyone in between. The Kids’ Dash is a fun way to get kids ages 2-9 involved in their first race too, teaching them about fitness and giving them a chance to cross a real finish line. This closed course is perfect for little athletes. For information and register eventbrite.com/e/2017-oregon-coast-aquarium-5k-kids-dash-uotter5k-registration-31977553724.

Spring Bulb Seminar. Shonnard’s Nursery, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. Free. Dahlias, Cannas, and Glads Oh My. All you need to know to have a dazzling summer flowering bulb garden. For information, visit shonnards.com/events/.

 

Sunday 23

Heart to Hand Clean Up Corvallis. City Hall of Corvallis, 501 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 12-3 pm. Free. Come together as a community and make a difference. Look for tables at various locations around the city to meet friends and neighbors in cleaning up the home we love. Join in at any one of 12 locations around the city, where you will be provided with free bags and gloves to help pick up trash and recycling! For a list of places, visit google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1rBRb9qF7_yBN2CpEdZTmNqxjEe8&ll=44.57096163484959%2C-123.28320709999997&z=13. For information, visit m.facebook.com/events/234876486984903?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&aref=3.

Herbs & Healing at The Thyme Garden: an Earth Day Celebration. The Thyme Garden, 20546 Alsea Hwy, Alsea. Join in for a day of learning and fun, look at herbs for healing, ways to care for the environment, and come together with a special healing ceremony to wrap up the day.For information, visit thymegarden.com/ or contact Emily Stimac, 541-487-8671.

Letter Writing Social and Stationary Exchange. 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.

Swap Meet & “Dust ‘Em Off” Car Show. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis. General Admission $3, Show Car Registration $5, Swap Meet Vendor Spaces $20. Come to the First Annual “Dust ‘Em Off” Car Show, held in conjunction with the long-standing Corvallis Historic Auto Club’s Swap Meet. The swap meet opens at 7am and the car show begins at 9am. All classic cars and trucks are welcome. Car Show Awards include but are not limited to Shiniest and Brightest, Outstanding Interior, Most Unfinished, Most Likely To Get A Ticket, Rustiest and Still Rollin’, Oldest Entry, and more. First 30 Show Cars guaranteed to get a covered display area.Sponsored by the Corvallis Historic Auto Club. For information, CorvallisHistoricAutoClub.comor phone 541-754-8889 or 541 926-3972.

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, OSU 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.

Oregon Zoo- Mushroom Discovery Hike at Smith & Bybee Wetlands. Smith & Bybee Wetlands Natural Area, 4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland. 9:30-11:30am and 1-3pm.Cost: $6 per person, $11 per family. All ages welcome but geared for adults. Discover the fascinating and weird world of mushrooms. Join mushroom enthusiast Leah Bendlin on this woodland hike to learn about the ecological roles of fungi and how they eat and reproduce. Field guides will be provided. For information, oregonzoo.org/events/mushroom-discovery-hike-smith-bybee-wetlands.

 

Monday 24

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.

Pu’uwai O KeKuawa Heart of the Valley Hula. First Baptist Church, 125 NW 10th St., Corvallis. 5:30-8:15 pm. Mondays. $5/class. All shapes, sizes, and levels of ability are invited to try this gentle form of Hawaiian dance and expression. For information, call Barb Landau at 541-908-9190 or visit corvallishula.com.

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 visitcbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Tuesday 25

Art Explorers. Philomath City Hall, 980 Applegate St. Philomath. 3:30-5 pm. Free. This hands-on art lab and exploration afternoon is designed for children ages 5-10. Join in this month for an international edition of Art Explorers, featuring Japan. All supplies provided. 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. Tuesdays. Free. Children of all ages welcome.  For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Wednesday 26

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.

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.

Teen Library Night. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 5-7 pm. Free. Second and fourth Wednesdays. Games, crafts, snacks, and more. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Underwater Hockey. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 7-9 pm. General Admission. Come swim and learn how to play hockey underwater. Ends May 31.

Wobbler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 am. Free. Ages 12-24 months. 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.

 

Thursday 27

Baby Storytime. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 10:10 am. Thursdays. Storytime including songs, activities, and stories designed to engage the youngest of the group. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Preschool Storytime – Lebanon. 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 11am-12pm.Little Bookworms Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3-6.  Each week features a special theme and includes stories, songs and activities followed by craft time. For information, lebanonpubliclibrary.com/events/.

Roll and Release. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 4–5 pm. Self massage and fascial release. Drop-in rate. For information, visit livewellstudio.com.

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.

 

Friday 28

Illustrators Workshop with Katherine Roy. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 3:30–5 pm. Storytime Room. Free. Katherine Roy, author and illustrator of Neighborhood Sharks and illustrator of the Expeditioner series, will be leading an illustrators workshop for 4th-5th graders. For information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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.

 

Saturday 29

Drug Take Bake Event. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St, Corvallis. 10 am – 2 pm. Free. Bring any unwanted medications to this free event for safe drop off. If used improperly, many medications can be dangerous. Keep them away from children and teens and out of our water system. Some restrictions apply. For information, visit co.benton.or.us/sheriff.

Oregon Zoo – Fantastic mosses and where to find them. Smith & Bybee Wetlands Natural Area, 4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland. 10am-12pm.Cost: $6 per person, $11 per family. All ages welcome but geared for adults. Diminutive but darling, Northwest mosses are renowned for their abundance. Grab a hand lens and take a closer look into the enchanting world of mosses. Learn about their ecology and how to identify them. For information, oregonzoo.org/events/fantastic-mosses-and-where-find-them.

Ride the Heart of the Valley. OSU Magruder Hall, 700 SW 30th St., Corvallis. 8 am – 3pm.$15 – 35. This is an annual One Health charity bike ride benefiting the Olive K. Britt Emergency Endowment at the OSU Veterinary Hospital and the Johnson Dental Clinic at the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis. This year’s theme is wildlife reservoirs of zoonotic diseases. Route options include 5K Dog Job/Walk, 12 mile Bike, 30 mile Bike, and 62 mile bike. Registration includes lunch and drinks at rest stops, mechanical service provided before the ride, support during the ride, lunch and music during the after-party. Pre-registrants get a free water bottle.  For information, visit ridetheheart.weebly.com/.

 

Sunday 30

All About Tomatoes. Shonnard’s Nursery, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis. 11 am – Noon. Free. Learn how to plant, harvest, and store tomatoes. Discuss what varieties work best in the Pacific Northwest, preparation for planting, spacing, supporting, feeding, pest prevention, and many other tips and pointers for having the best tomato season ever. For information, visit shonnards.com/events/.

Corvallis Youth Symphony (CYS) Spring Concert.LaSells Stewart Center, LSC, 875 SW 26th St, Corvallis. 4 pm. On-line Tickets will cost $10 + a $1 fee. Tickets at the door will cost $12 (payable only by cash or check). Tickets will admit ticket holders to JHS and/or CYS concerts. Enjoy this year spring concert, featuring Overture to Zampa, by Ferdinand Hérold; Violin Concerto in A Minor, by Alexander Glazunov with Emma Thormodsen as the violin soloist; and Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” by Antonin Dvorak.For information, visit cysassoc.org/.

Wild Family Walkabouts- Baby Birds. Avery Park. 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis. 12-2pm. 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 12pm with educational and fun activities, followed by an interpretive hike led by local naturalists who can share their experience and knowledge.

Willamette Valley Junior Honors Symphony. LaSells Stewart Center, LSC, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 2–2:45 pm. On-line Tickets will cost $10 + a $1 fee. Tickets at the door will cost $12 payable only by cash or check. Tickets will admit ticket holders to JHS and/or CYS concerts. Enjoy the this year’s spring concert, featuring Overture to Nabucco, by Giuseppe Verdi, arranged by Sandra Dackow; Symphony No. 88, “Finale,” by Franz Joseph Haydn, arranged by Merle Isaac; and Encounters, by Jack Bullock.For information, visit cysassoc.org/.

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, OSU 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 1

LEGO Club. 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.

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.

 

Tuesday 2

Graphic Novel Book Club.  Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Board Room, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 6:30 pm. May’s Book: “The Wicked + the Divine, Volume 1: The Faust Act” by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie. 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.

Squishivities.Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 11-11:45 am. This is an exciting adventure in play, created especially for adults and their children using arts and crafts and ‘messy’ play to promote problem-solving, fine motor skills, parent/child relationships and creativity. 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. Tuesdays. Free. Children of all ages welcome.  For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Pu’uwai O KeKuawa Heart of the Valley Hula. First Baptist Church, 125 NW 10th St., Corvallis. 5:30-8:15 pm. Mondays. $5/class. All shapes, sizes, and levels of ability are invited to try this gentle form of Hawaiian dance and expression. For information, call Barb Landau at 541-908-9190 or visit corvallishula.com.

Read with the Beavs. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4-5 pm. Free. Kids can practice reading aloud with the Beavs! OSU student athletes will be on-site as reading buddies in the Storytime Room. For information, call 541-766-6793 or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Wednesday 3

Art Explorers. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 3-4:30 pm. Craft a different art project each month. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Jim Munroe: The MAZE. LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. 6:30-11 pm. Free. A mystery performance piece that has traveled the world, the MAZE has bewildered audiences for the past decade with its unique and innovative approach to entertainment. Magician, Jim Munroe, founded MAZE at the turn of the century. The MAZE now includes magicians Stewart True and Brice Harney, as well as ‘COCO’ the bear. For information, visit whatisthemaze.com/jim-munroe/.

time for our very youngest “readers.” Infants and toddlers and their caregivers are invited to join for stories, music, rhymes, finger plays – and other fun and age-appropriate activities that help foster bonding and a love of reading.For information, lebanonpubliclibrary.com/events/.

La Leche League Corvallis. Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis. 6 pm Third Thursdays. 10 am First Wednesday at Corvallis Birth and Women’s Health Center, 2314 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis. Free. Breastfeeding information and support for expectant and breastfeeding mothers. Babies and children welcome. For information, call 541-766-0055 or visit lalecheleagueoregon.webs.com.Find them on Facebook as LLL Willamette Valley.

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.

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.

Underwater Hockey. Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Dr., Corvallis. 7-9 pm. General Admission. Come swim and learn how to play hockey underwater. Ends May 31.

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 visitcbcpubliclibrary.net.

Wobbler Storytime. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10 am. Free. Ages 12-24 months. 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.

 

Thursday 4

Baby Storytime. Monroe Community Library, 380 N Fifth St., Monroe. 10:10 am. Thursdays. Storytime including songs, activities, and stories designed to engage the youngest of the group. For information, visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

Preschool Storytime – Lebanon. 55 Academy St., Lebanon. 11am-12pm.Little Bookworms Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3-6.  Each week features a special theme and includes stories, songs and activities followed by craft time. For information, lebanonpubliclibrary.com/events/.

Roll and Release. Live Well Studio, 971 Spruce Ave., Corvallis. 4–5 pm. Self massage and fascial release. Drop-in rate. For information, visit livewellstudio.com.

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.

 

Friday 5

Leap into Reading Book Club. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 2–3 pm. 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 1-2pm. Free. For information, call 541-929-3016, or visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

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 First Friday. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 4 pm. Free. Details to be announced. For more information visit cbcpubliclibrary.net.

 

Saturday 6

Benton County Master Gardeners Big Plant Sale.Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. 9am-3pm. Solar Livestock Barn.Perennials, Natives, Veggies, Trees, Shrubs and lots more. All at amazing prices which will help fund local Master Gardener programs.

Lemonade Day.10 am – 5 pm. Free. The Corvallis Chamber of Commerce presents the second annual Lemonade Day Corvallis. It is a community-wide educational program designed to teach youth how to start, own, and operate their own business through a lemonade stand. For information, visit facebook.com/LemonadeDayCorvallis/ or corvallis.lemonadeday.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.

League of Women Voters – Legislative Town Hall. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10-11:30 am. Free. Meet the state legislators, hear about what their priorities during the coming session will be, ask questions, and have conversations. Oregon Legislators whom will participate: Senator Sara Gelser, Representative Andy Olson, Representative Dan Rayfield, and Representative Mike Nearman. For information, visit lwv.corvallis.or.us.

 

Sunday 7

Family Climb Time. McAlexander Indoor Climbing Center, OSU 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.

Steinway Piano Series: Jon Kimura Parker. LaSells Stewart Center,875 SW 26th St, Corvallis. 4 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance or $28 at the door. Students may attend free. Pieces by Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Louie, Ravel, and Hirtz will be preformed. For information and to buy tickets, visit CorvallisPiano.org.

Integrative Biology Open House. Cordley Hall, 2701 Campus Way, Corvallis. 10 am – 2 pm. Free. The Department of Integrative Biology is hosting its second annual Open House Sunday, May 7 from 10AM to 2PM in Cordley Hall. Come by to see all sorts of animals from frogs to crayfish to corals, see a lung inflation demonstration, a live anemone feeding, and so much more! For information, contactKatherine Dziedzic at dziedzik@oregonstate.edu.