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Assistance

WEDNESDAY

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

Emergency food distribution applications accepted, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Sweet Home Emergency Ministries, 1115 Long St.

Free nutritious meals in Lebanon, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 3111 S. Main St.; 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., Christopher Columbus Park, 2800 10th St.; River Center, 3000 S. Santiam Highway; 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., Booth Park, 425 E. Grant St.; 12:30 to 1 p.m., Lebanon School District Office, 485 S. Fifth St. Available to children ages 1 to 18.

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

Free lunch for children, 12:15 p.m., back patio, Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St.

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 as the pantry; 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.

Summer Medicare question-and-answer session, 9 a.m., conference room, Albany Lock and Key, 217 Main St. SE. Open to those new to Medicare or those who already have Medicare. Information: 541-914-6263 or beclippmann@yahoo.com.

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.

"Rise and Shine Story Time," 10 a.m., Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St. For ages 2 to 5.

Wobbler story time, 10:30 a.m., story time, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Songs, stories and rhymes for wobblers aged 12 to 24 months. 

Squishtivities, 10:30 a.m., Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St. Adventure in play for adults and their children, using arts, crafts and messy play to promote problem-solving, fine motor skills, parent-child relationships and creativity. 

Story time and puppet show, 10:30 a.m., Albany Public 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 accepted. All jammers are welcome.

Nerf Teen Night, 5 p.m., Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St. Equipment and snacks provided. Permission slips required.

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.

Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board, 5 p.m., Sunset Meeting Room, Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way.

Central Albany Revitalization Area Advisory Board, 5:15 p.m., council chambers, first floor, City Hall, 333 Broadalbin St. SW. Albany Revitalization Area Advisory Board to follow.

Benton County Public Health Planning Advisory Committee, 6 p.m., commissioners' office, 205 NW Fifth St., Corvallis.

Corvallis Planning Commission, 7 p.m., council chambers, downtown fire station, 400 NW Harrison Blvd.

Health

WEDNESDAY

American Red Cross mobile blood drive, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 432 Ferry St. SW, Albany.

American Red Cross mobile blood drive, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW Eighth St., 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 accepted. Informa-tion: 541-847-5143.

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

Free medical clinic, 6 p.m., Community Outreach, 856 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis. 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.

Organizations

WEDNESDAY

The Mid-Valley Bicycle Club offers rides open to the adult public on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Information: www.mvbc.com.

Corvallis Morning Rotary Club, 7 a.m., Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Drive.

Albany American Legion Auxiliary Sewing Group, 9 a.m., 1215 Pacific Blvd. SE.

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

Brown-Bag Book Club, noon, Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St. "A Primate's Memoir" by Robert M. Sapolsky.

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, noon, the Point Restaurant, 6305 Main St.

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

Old-Time Fiddlers, 3 to 4 p.m., Cambridge Terrace, 2800 14th Ave. SE, Albany. Information: 541-928-9494.

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Transportation Action Team, 3:30 p.m. Information: kevinagrant@gmail.com or https://sustainablecorvallis.org.

SafeHaven Humane Society Board, 6:30 p.m., fourth-floor conference room, Samaritan Albany General Hospital, 1046 Sixth Ave. SW.

Lebanon Business and Professional Women, 6:45 p.m., Pineway Golf Course, 30949 Pineway Drive.

Book Club, 7 p.m., Kirk Room, Brownsville Community Library, 146 Spaulding Way.

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Book Club, 7 p.m., boardroom, library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Information: 541-766-6793.

Linn-Benton-Lincoln Labor Chapter/AFL-CIO, 7 p.m., United Steelworkers Union Hall, 1400 Salem Ave. SE, Albany. Information: 541-974-3457.

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

Albany Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 7:30 p.m., 738 Fifth St. SE.

Round of Month, 8 p.m., Albany Eagles Lodge, 127 Broadalbin St.

Plan ahead

Children's Miracle Network fundraiser, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the Clubhouse at Adair, 6097 NE Ebony Lane, Adair Village. Dinner, live music, silent auction. Registration: $35, which includes entry into a drawing for a weekend stay in Newport; 971-388-1047 or www.eventbrite.com/e/childrens-miracle-network-fundraiser-dinner-tickets-47889497777.

Schools

WEDNESDAY 

Linn Benton Lincoln Educational Service District Board of Directors, 6 p.m, Room BC 204, Linn-Benton Community College Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.

Scio School District Board of Directors, 7 p.m., library, Scio Middle School, 38875 NW First Ave.

Senior centers

WEDNESDAY

Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. — 9 a.m., Gentle Yoga; 10 a.m., Gentle Yoga; 11 a.m., Nia; 1 p.m., Gentle Pilates; 1:30 p.m., Wednesday Movie; 6 p.m., Zumba.

Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. — 8 a.m., billiards, shuffleboard, snooker, table tennis Wii bowling; 8:30 a.m., Happy Feet Footcare, 541-258-4919; 9 a.m. to noon, SHIBA, 541-812-0849; 11 a.m., chair Chi; noon, potluck: picnic theme; 1 p.m., Open Painting Enthusiasts Group; 1 p.m., wood carving; 3:30 p.m., Parkinson's Support Group.

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.

Sex Addicts Anonymous, noon, Room 18, First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Information: 541-757-2204.

Comfort Crafting Circle, 1 p.m., meeting room, Lumina Hospice and Palliative Care, 2350 NW Professional Drive, Corvallis. Knitters, crocheters and crafters make items for hospice patients and families. Information: 541-757-9616.

Man to Man Cancer Support Group, 4 p.m., conference room, third floor, Samaritan Albany General Hospital, 1046 Sixth Ave. SW.

Teen Social Club: High-Functioning Autism or Asperger’s and Friends, 6 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st St., Corvallis. For ages 14 to 21 “on the spectrum” to meet and socialize. Information: 541-740-6306.

Youth Motivating Others Through Voices of Experience, 6 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st St., Corvallis. Opportunity for ages 14 to 25 with experience in the mental health, Department of Human Services or juvenile justice systems to meet and learn to advocate for themselves and others. Information: 541-740-6306 or hilary.ofsn @gmail.com.

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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