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This is a community calendar. To accommodate demand for the print edition, we ask that items be brief and include time, date, place, address, admission cost and a contact number for publication. Inclusion of items is at the discretion of the newspaper. Further information is available at 541-758-9524 or jane.stoltz@lee.net.

Assistance

WEDNESDAY

Emergency food boxes, by appointment, North Corvallis Ministry Center, 5050 NE Elliott Circle. Appointments: 541-220-1040.

Stone Soup lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., gymnasium, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 501 NW 25th St., Corvallis. Free meal for those in need.

Free summer lunch, 12:15 p.m., story time room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA), 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. Free, confidential, impartial Medicare counseling and education. Appointments required; call 541-812-0849.

Emergency food boxes, 1:30 to 4 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul Society Corvallis Conference Food Pantry, campus of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 501 NW 25th St. No appointment needed. A thrift store is in the same building; proceeds help support the pantry. Information: 541-757-1988, Ext. 317.

Classes

WEDNESDAY

Balance and Stability, 8:30 a.m., SamFit, 777 NW Ninth St., No. 310, Corvallis. For people with a balance disorder or who are not as steady as they once were. Drop in; cost: $2 for SamFit members, $4 for nonmembers.

Essentrics, 5:45 p.m., Snap Fitness, 948 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. Rebalance your body; improve strength, flexibility, mobility, posture and balance; relieve pain. This is the exercise technique taught by Miranda Esmonde White in her OPB program "Classical Stretch." Cost: $5. Information: 541-740-3122.

Acrobatic yoga, 7:30 p.m., Rise Up Fitness, 734 Queen Ave. SW, Albany. No yoga experience necessary. Donations accepted.

Events

WEDNESDAY

Corvallis Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Street and Jackson Avenue. Locally grown products direct from farmers, plus live music and educational events. Visit the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Bike to browse or check out from an ever-changing small mobile collection. Information: 541-740-1542 or www.locallygrown.org.

Family Morning in the Garden, 10 a.m., Starker Arts Garden for Education, Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Drive, Corvallis. Family-oriented garden activities and a garden snack. All ages. Cost: $10 per family.

Family story time, 10 a.m., Moreland Gallery, Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. Listen to stories, take part in songs, participate in a scavenger hunt and learn about the exhibitions.

Story time and puppet show, 10:30 a.m., main library, 2450 14th Ave. SE. Information: 541-917-7580.

Wobbler story time, 10:30 a.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. For ages 1 and 2. Free tickets available starting at 10 a.m. in the youth area.

Timeless Afternoon Dance, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Albany Eagles Lodge, 127 Broadalbin St. NW. Cost: $3 per person. Need not be an Eagles member to attend. Live music.

"Dog Days of Summer: Read to a Dog," 3:30 p.m., Brooke's Reading Room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Children can practice reading aloud with a trained therapy Reading Education Assistance Dog. Signed permission form required.

Bingo, 5:30 p.m., Albany Eagles Lodge, 127 Broadalbin St. SW.

Old-Time Western Music, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Morningstar Grange, 38794 Morningstar Road NE, Millersburg. Donations only. All jammers are welcome.

Fundraisers

WEDNESDAY

Burger Night, 5 to 7 p.m., Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 NW Ninth St. Custom made to order. Proceeds will benefit charity. Information: 541-758-0222.

Government

WEDNESDAY

Linn County Board of Commissioners, 9:30 a.m., courthouse, 300 SW Fourth Ave., Albany.                                               

Health

WEDNESDAY

American Red Cross mobile blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Building 4, HP Inc., 1000 NE Circle Blvd., Corvallis.

Benton Health Center, 1 to 7 p.m., 530 NW 27th St., Corvallis. Family medicine for infants, children and adults. Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid accepted. Information: 541-766-6835.

Lincoln Health Center, 1 to 7 p.m., 121 SE Viewmont Ave., Corvallis. Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid accepted. Information: 541-766-3546.

Monroe Health Center, 1 to 5 p.m., 610 Dragon Drive, Monroe. Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid (OHP) accepted. 541-847-5143.

Rapid HIV testing, 2 to 4:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 170 E. Grant St, Lebanon. Free. Appointments: 541-740-0405.

Free medical clinic, 6 p.m., Community Outreach, 856 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis. Patients may begin lining up for intake at 5:30 p.m. Provides care to low-income people without health insurance. Provides primary medical care and referrals to those needing further medical attention or services offered by other agencies.

Opportunities

The city of Albany has received a $3,500 grant through the federal Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, to fund historic wood window repair at 321 SW Ninth Ave. The public can comment pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act through Sept. 14. Comments can be made at 503-986-0677, jessica.gabriel@oregon.gov or www.oregonheritage.org.

Organizations

WEDNESDAY

Corvallis Morning Rotary, 7 a.m., Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Drive. Information: 541-740-5877.

Albany Duplicate Bridge Club, 10 a.m., Two Rivers Market, 250 Broadalbin St. SW, Suite 215. Cost: $5. Information: 541-791-9518.

Corvallis Bicycle Collective, noon to 4 p.m., 707 NW 11th St. Fix up your bicycle with free use of tools and advice; affordable used bicycles and parts. Information: 541-224-6885 or www.corvallisbikes.org.

Lebanon Rotary Club, noon, Santiam Place Event Hall, 139 S. Main St.

Linn-Benton Community College Our Revolution Club, noon, Room 110, North Santiam Hall, LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Philomath Lions Club, noon to 1 p.m., meeting room, Philomath Fire and Rescue Station 201, 1035 Main St. The primary focus of the club is paying for eye exams, eyeglasses and hearing tests for people in need, and eye exams for children in all Philomath schools. The group also supports community and school groups and activities with funds from six major fundraising events. Information: 541-929-5006.

Sweet Home Kiwanis Club, noon, The Point Restaurant, 6305 Main St.

Corvallis Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Heart of the Valley Bridge Center, 1931 NW Circle Blvd. Sign up 20 minutes beforehand. Regular and novice duplicate bridge. Information/partners: 541-740-1072 or www.corvallisbridge.org.

Stitchery Group, 1 p.m., Brownsville Community Library, 146 Spaulding Ave.

Sweet Home Elks Lodge, 7 p.m., 440 Osage St. Information: 541-367-3559.

Senior centers

WEDNESDAY

Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. — 9 a.m., Gentle Yoga; 10 a.m., Gentle Yoga; 1:30 p.m., Wednesday Movie.

Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. — 8 a.m., Better Bones and Balance; 8 a.m., billiards, shuffleboard, snooker, table tennis, Wii bowling; 10 a.m., Dynamic Qi Gong; 10 a.m., SoGo: blackberry picking; noon, senior meal served; 1 p.m., bingo; 1 p.m., pinochle; 2 p.m., Tech Time, 541-258-4919.

Support groups

WEDNESDAY

Her Journey. Faith-based class for women impacted by domestic violence. Information: 866-262-9284.

Support group for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Information: Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence hotline, 541-754-0110.

Alcoholics Anonymous:

• 7 a.m., noon, Room 11, First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis.

• 7 a.m., upstairs, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Drive.

• Noon, First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis.

• 5:30 p.m., library, pastoral center, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 501 NW 23rd St., Corvallis.

• 6 p.m. (men’s meeting), Acme Counseling, 129 NW Fourth St., Suite 100, Corvallis.

• 6:30 p.m., upper room, Monroe United Methodist Church, 648 Orchard St., Monroe.

• 7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Fellowship, 2555 NW Highland Drive, Corvallis.

Information: www.aa-oregon.org. Twenty-four-hour telephone: 541-967-4252.

Narcotics Anonymous:

• Noon to 1 p.m., 115 NW Sixth St., Corvallis.

• 7 p.m., Room 26, First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis.

• 7 to 8 p.m., New Life Fellowship, 1412 Applegate St., Philomath.

Information: www.lblna.org. Twenty-four-hour help line: 877-233-4287.

Sex Addicts Anonymous, noon, Room 17, First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Information: 541-757-2204.

The Third Option, 6:45 p.m., meeting room, Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Drive, Corvallis. Ongoing marriage education and support group. Children can swim while their parents work on improving their marriage. Registration: 541-760-9637 or www.thethirdoption.com.

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