Upcoming Events in the Community
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, or FRIDAY (1 – 3 pm or 7 – 9 pm) You choose date and time!
HOME RETROFIT CLINIC
Nancy Evenson, a retired architect, is offering free home retrofit clinics to help people move along the path toward increased energy efficiency. During a personalized 2-hour session, Nancy will analyze your home’s current use of energy and help you identify the most important upgrades and the incentives that help you get there. To learn more about the retrofit clinics, email or visit sustainablecorvallis.org/action-teams/housing/retrofit/
Sponsor: Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Housing Action Team
MON, NOV 1 – TUES, NOV 30
ASC’S SECOND ANNUAL BIRD COLORING CONTEST: “CONNECT WITH NATURE”
This contest is open to “artists” of all ages and will be split into 4 age groups (ages 2-17 years & 1 for adults). The 4 winning drawings will be posted on the ASC website https://auduboncorvallis.org. Email , and they will snail mail the drawings to you or they can be picked up at Corvallis Office Max Print Center, 1984 NW 9th St.
Sponsor: Audubon Society of Corvallis
NOV 1 – 30
SUSTAINABILITY CURRICULUM FUNDRAISING DRIVE
The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation is seeking community donations to fund a project to better connect sustainability topics to existing K-5 curriculum and standards. An anonymous donor has offered to match the first $1,000 in donations raised. To help them reach their goal, please send donations to the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation and write “Sustainability” into the online form or on the check so that your donation is earmarked for this effort. Donations are tax deductible.
Contact: Bailey Payne ( or 541-766-4843)
Sponsor: Corvallis Public Schools Foundation
FRI, NOV 26 – FRI, DEC 24
BUY LOCAL FIRST, CORVALLIS!
The annual Buy Local First campaign is back again this year with another great opportunity for businesses and community members to join together to support the local community and economy this holiday season. Check out what area businesses have to offer at https://www.facebook.com/BuyLocalFirstCorvallis.
Sponsors: Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, First Alternative Co-op, Remarkable Arts
THURS, DEC 2 (6:00 pm)
ECONOMY & CLIMATE CHANGE: HOW CAN OUR INVESTMENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Do you have any investments? Is your money supporting companies whose goals are aligned with your values? Join us to explore how your money can be used to help create a just and livable future. Panelists include Robert S. Devine (author, The Sustainable Economy), Dr. Jennifer Alix-Garcia (OSU, Applied Economics), and Kristen Taylor (Mission Wealth)
Go to https://lwv.corvallis.or.us/events/ for Zoom link and further details.
Contact: Claudia Keith,
Sponsors: LWV of Corvallis, LWV of Linn County, Economic Vitality Action Team, OSU Sustainability Office, 350 Corvallis, FUMC Environmental Care Team, YouCAN, 500 Women Scientists, Interfaith Climate Justice Committee, UUFC Climate Action Team
FRI, DEC 3 (12 noon)
VIRTUAL TOUR OF HOMES – A FUNDRAISER FOR UNITY SHELTER
Learn about how Unity Shelter’s programs to provide “safe shelter through collaborative care” have expanded and changed over the past year as the pandemic continues.
Via Zoom – RSVP via https://forms.gle/vgC2f3c7DFgXSUMY8
Contact: or www.unityshelter.org for more information.
Sponsor: Unity Shelter
SAT, DEC 4 (10 am – 2 pm)
CORVALLIS HOLIDAY FARMERS’ MARKET
Come on down to 1st and Jackson for this special pop-up market, offering all the locally grown foods we love – plus some holiday greenery and a larger selection of baked goods. Gift ideas: jams, honey, dried flowers, canned fish, house plants, herbal products, nuts, teas, dried beans, and more!
Sponsor: Corvallis Farmers’ Market
WED, DEC. 8 (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
CHAMPINEFU LECTURE SERIES – OREGON’S WATER: WHAT COYOTE CAN TEACH US
A webinar presentation showing how traditional stories guide the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde work to create abundance in a culturally-important Kalapuya River and how we can use those concepts and techniques to create abundance in other Willamette River tributary rivers and creeks. Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde presenters David Harrelson, Cultural Resources Manager and Kelly Dirksen, Fish and Wildlife Program Manager.
To register, go to https://bit.ly/champinefu3
Contact: Dave Eckert,
Sponsors: Marys Peak Group Sierra Club, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, Spring Creek Project, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, and Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Community Inclusion Action Team
SAT, DEC 11 (1:00 – 3:30 pm)
WINTER WARM-UP AND HOLIDAY QUILT RAFFLE DRAWING (3 pm)
Enjoy warmth at Willamette Community and Grange Hall with wreath/swag making activities for the kids. Music, Craft Sale, Games, Raffle, and food available by Hiatt Farm.
At Willamette Grange, 27555 Greenberry Rd. (corner of 99W and Greenberry Rd.)
Sponsor: Willamette Grange #52
SAT, DEC 11 (7:00 pm)
CALLING ALL ANGELS: JUBILATE! WINTER CONCERT
Jubilate! The Women’s Choir of Corvallis performs a winter concert
First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis
Contact: or visit jubilatechoir.org
Sponsor: Jubilate! The Women’s Choir of Corvallis
MON, DEC 13 (6:00 – 7:00 pm)
TAP TALK: SOLVING NATURAL RESOURCE CRIMES
Join 500 Women Scientists Corvallis at Common Fields for the next Tap Talk at our new outdoor (with heated seats!) venue. Dr. Cady Lancaster, from OSU College of Forestry, will discuss solving natural resource crimes, including illegal logging. Before the talk (5 – 6 pm) check out our resource table and enjoy this month’s science-themed Sum Fun IPA from Oakshire Brewing. After the talk (7 – 8 pm) try your hand at an all-ages STEM activity.
More information at: https://linktr.ee/500WSCorvallis
At Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd Street, Corvallis
Sponsor: 500 Women Scientists Corvallis
THU, DEC 16 (7pm)
AUDUBON PROGRAM: ASC ANNUAL MEMBER PHOTOS SHOW
Submit your completed PowerPoint slide show by December 10 & include any descriptions or explanations for host to read. Submit to
Sponsor: Audubon Society of Corvallis