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Emergency food boxes, by appointment, North Corvallis Ministry Center, 5050 NE Elliott Circle. Appointments: 541-220-1040.
Emergency food box distribution, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Sweet Home Emergency Ministries, 1115 Long St.
Back-to-School Program, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Vina Moses Center, 968 NW Garfield Ave., Corvallis. Open to low-income children and families in Benton County. Appointments: 541-753-1420.
Greater Albany Public Schools offers free grab-and-go sack lunches for all children ages 1 to 18: 11 to 11:30 a.m., Columbus Greens, Memorial Middle School, Oak Elementary School, Tangent Elementary School; 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., Lafayette Elementary School, Lake Creek Ranch; 11:20 to 11:50 a.m., Waverly Elementary School; 11:30 a.m. to noon, Albany Meadows, Sunrise Elementary School; 11:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., Periwinkle Elementary School, South Shore Elementary School; 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Albany Boys & Girls Club; Takena Elementary School; noon to 12:30 p.m., Lexington Park, South Albany High School, Three Lake Estates.
Corvallis School District free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for all children ages 1 to 18. Open noon to 1 p.m.: Lincoln Elementary School, 110 SE Alexander Ave.; Linus Pauling Middle School, 1111 NW Cleveland Ave.; Wilson Elementary School, 2701 NW Satinwood St.; and Clemens Primary School, 535 S. 19th St., Philomath. Open noon to 12:45 p.m.: city bus stop, top of Witham Hill Drive; and Santiam Christian School, 7220 NE Arnold Ave., Adair Village. Information: 541-757-5859.
Corvallis Men's Shelter, 211 SE Chapman Place. Now serving men and women in need during the COVID emergency. Food, showers and laundry available from 1 to 6 p.m.; overnight shelter not available. Information: 541-791-6691.
Emergency food boxes, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. by appointment, FISH of Lebanon, 145 Ash St. FISH also offers help with basic expenses such as rent, utilities, water, propane, prescriptions, clothing, identification cards, driver's licenses and other emergency needs. Appointments: 541-259-3200, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Philomath Community Services Food Bank and June's Kids Kloset, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., 360 S. Ninth St., Philomath. Information: 541-929-2499.
Stone Soup dinner for all, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m., South Corvallis Food Bank, Southgate Plaza, 1800 SW Third St., No. 110. Free evening meal.
Stone Soup dinner, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., McLean Hall, First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Free meal for those in need.
God's Heart Picnic, 6:30 p.m., parking lot, Monteith Riverpark, 489 NW Water Ave., Albany. Free takeout meal.
Canceled: Refit group fitness experience, 5:30 p.m.
Canceled: Genealogical library open, 1 p.m.
da Vinci Days STEAM Series, 6 p.m., https://www.facebook.com/events/304324190757197/. Free virtual lecture, "Wildfire from the Klamath to the Blues," presented by Claire Tortorelli, doctoral student in the Oregon State University College of Forestry.
"Dial-In Gardening Q&A," 7 p.m., 541-730-3531. Join a group phone conversation with a team of Master Gardener volunteers. Ask a gardening question or just listen in, like a call-in radio show. Those who miss the dial-in can leave a message at 541-730-3531 and gardeners will follow up.
Corvallis Community Band virtual summer concert, 8 p.m., https://youtu.be/ruklx_mbo-u. Videos featuring Chaconne from First suite in E flat by Gustav Holst and "Themes Like Old Times," arranged by Warren Baker. Information: https://bit.ly/3dMj6DC or www.c-cband.org.
Albany City Council, 4 p.m., 1-646-749-3129, access code 491-970-829; or https://www.gotomeet.me/cityofalbany.ccm.
Benton County Board of Commissioners goal-setting work session, 9 a.m., 1-646-749-3122, access code 582-403-925#; or https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/582403925.
Corvallis Historic Resources Commission, 6:30 p.m., https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/34705393301536526.
Harrisburg City Council, 6:30 p.m., municipal center, 120 Smith St.
Monroe Family Medicine, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 610 Dragon Drive, Monroe. Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid accepted. Information: 541-847-5143.
American Red Cross mobile blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Neighborhood Church, 2815 Pine St. SE, Albany.
American Red Cross mobile blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Drive, Corvallis.
American Red Cross mobile blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW Eighth St., Corvallis.
Rapid HIV testing, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Free testing and counseling. Information: 541-740-0405.
Open house for small groups, 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 30, Cumberland Community Events Center, 401 Main St. SE, Albany. Last offering this summer. Groups will be limited to 10 people or fewer per 40-minute session. Physical distancing will be observed, and visitors are asked to wear face masks. Reservations: 541-928-0911 or email@example.com by 3 p.m. Aug. 27.
Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District Board, 5 p.m., https://youtube.com/user/linnbentonlincolnesd.
Alcoholics Anonymous during the COVID-19 pandemic: Local hotline, 541-967-4252, answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by members of the local AA community. Many local and global AA groups are hosting meetings virtually. You can attend virtual meetings on your computer, smartphone or by dialing in. Attendees will remain anonymous and need only introduce themselves by first name. To access both local and global meetings taking place online 24 hours a day, visit https://aaoregon-district21.org.
Al-Anon Care and Share meeting, noon to 1 p.m., community room (enter from parking lot), First Christian Church, 432 Ferry St. SW, Albany. Information: 541-224-6651.
Narcotics Anonymous, noon, 7:30 p.m., Room 11, First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Information (24 hours) 877-233-4287 or www.lblna.org.
Twelve-step program: Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., fellowship hall, back parking lot, Corvallis Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3160 SW Western Blvd. Information: www.oa.org.
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