Upcoming Events in the Community
SAT, AUG 3 (9 am – 12 noon)
EDIBLE GARDENS CYCLING TOUR
Enjoy an 11-mile bike ride to local farms near Corvallis, and meet the farmers who provide our community with fresh produce. Details at www.sustainablecorvallis.org.
Meet at SE corner of Benton County Fairgrounds (110 SW 3rd Street).
Sponsors: Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, Bountiful Backyard
SAT, AUG 3 (5 – 8 pm)
8TH ANNUAL INVASIVE SPECIES COOK-OFF
Join this festive fundraiser to raise awareness about the threat of invasive species to native pollinators and wildlife. The event will feature a Mediterranean dinner from Kalamata Bistro, Invasive Species Cook-off and beverage contest, live bluegrass from Rusty Hinges, and lawn games. Cost: $30 adult, $20 students, $15 kids 9-13 (kids under 9 FREE). Info and tickets at appliedeco.org/cookoff.
At the beautiful Tyee Wine Cellars (26335 Greenberry Road)
Contact: 541-753-3099 x 701; michelw ‘at’ appliedeco.org
Sponsor: Institute for Applied Ecology
SAT, AUG 3 (6 pm)
Come check out E-bikes, EV cars, and other electric mobility options. Event includes snacks, drinks, and a movie about cargo bikes (motherloadmovie.com).
At Corvallis Electric Bicycles, 1945 NW Kings Blvd. (in the Kings-Circle Shopping Center, west side of the building)
Contact: Jeff@Corvallis Electric Bicycles, 541-360-9949
Sponsors: Corvallis Electric Bicycles, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition
SAT, AUG 3 (7 – 11 pm)
DRAG BINGO FUNDRAISER
A fun way to support VAIN (Valley Aids Information Network) and its mission providing HIV/AIDS prevention education, outreach and support programs. $15 donation at door, 21+ event. FMI: https://www.facebook.com/events/459795104585736/At Corvallis Elks Club, 1400 NW Ninth St.
Contact: , 541 752-6322
Sponsor: VAIN (Valley AIDS Information Network)
SUN, AUG 4 (10 am – 12 noon)
FUN WITH FISHES
Learn about river processes, floodplains habitats and the fishes that live there.
At Snag Boat Bend, Peoria Road on the Willamette River, just south of Peoria
Sponsor: Friends of Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex
THUR, AUG 8 – SUN, AUG 11
AUDUBON WEEKEND FIELD TRIP: STEENS MOUNTAN
Explore Steens & Hart Mountains, based at Malheur Field Station. Email to register and for trip details, including costs for shared rental van, lodging, meals, etc.
Sponsor: Audubon Society of Corvallis
FRI, AUG 9 (8 – 10:30 pm)
MOTHS VS. BATS: NOCTURNAL WONDERS
Get a glimpse into the amazing diversity of moths and bats found in our own backyards after dark. Registration required: greenbeltlandtrust.org/event/moths-vs-bats-nocturnal-wonders/
At Bald Hill Farm
Sponsor: Greenbelt Land Trust
SAT, AUG 10 (10 am – 4 pm)
AMAZING GRANGE DAY
Fundraiser to replace 60-year-old furnace in our Community Hall. Rummage sale, oral and silent pie auction, live music.
At Marys River Grange, 24707 Grange Hall Rd.
Sponsor: Marys River Grange
THURS, AUG 15 (6:30 – 8 pm)
ENERGY RETROFIT YOUR HOME
Find out how to save money and be more comfortable in your home, while helping to reduce CO2 emissions. Presentations by Energy Trust of Oregon, Seeds for the Sol and others.
At the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.
Sponsor: Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Housing Action Team
SUN, AUG 18 (12 noon – 4 pm)
OPEN STREETS CORVALLIS
A community festival featuring walkable, bikeable streets for people to explore. Volunteers needed! FMI: openstreetscorvallis.org.
At Lilly Park to Tunison Park in south Corvallis
Sponsors: Corvallis Bicycle Collective, City of Corvallis, Benton County Health Department.
FRI, AUG 23 – SUN, AUG 25
AUDUBON WEEKEND FIELD TRIP TO OREGON COAST, SHOREBIRD SEARCH
Search for shorebirds during fall migration. Email to register and for details, including trip costs for shared rental van, lodging, meals, etc.
Sponsor: Audubon Society of Corvallis
TUES, AUG 20 (5:30 – 7:30 pm) & FRI, AUG 23 (12 noon – 3 pm)
OSUSED STORE SUMMER CLEARANCES
50 percent off marked items throughout the store. Store carries used, low-cost furniture, computers, household items, office supplies and more.
At the OSUsed Store, 644 SW 13th St.
Contact: http://tiny.cc/osused; 541-737-7347
Sponsor: OSU Surplus Property
SAT, AUG 24 (1 – 8 pm)
2019 ARTS ALIVE
Artists, writers, performers and musicians from all over the area will share their studio process and art. $5-10 suggested donation.
At The Arts Center & Arts Center Plaza, 700 SW Madison Ave.
Sponsors: The Arts Center, Corvallis Public Library, Maxtivity Arts & Crafts Creative Space, Corvallis Environmental Center, Majestic Theater
SAT, AUG 24 (10 am – 4 pm)
RACISM AND WHITE WOMEN WORKSHOP WITH WILMA MARCHBANKS
Transformational conversations about racism, oppression and getting free together. $149.00 workshop fee & materials.
FMI and to register: https://www.facebook.com/events/629913764186374/.
At OSU Native American Longhouse, 311 SW 26th St.
Sponsor: Shady Grove Farm Corvallis
SUN, AUG 25 (10 am – 12 noon)
AVERY HOUSE NATIVE PLANT GARDEN WORK PARTY
Volunteer your help with the native plant garden for wildlife.
At Avery House Native Plant Garden, 1200 Avery Park
Sponsor: Corvallis Native Plant Society