Calendar (Dec. 9)

Calendar (Dec. 9)

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Assistance

TUESDAY

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.

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.

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.

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.

Corvallis Men's Shelter, 6 p.m. to 9 a.m., 211 SE Chapman Place. Breakfast: 7 to 9 a.m. Information: 541-791-6691.

Classes

TUESDAY

“Strength and Endurance,” 10:30 a.m., Recreation Room, North Star Manufactured Housing Community, 2601 NE Jack London St., Corvallis. Full-body, gentle, effective. Cost: $20 per month, or $4 drop in; first class free. Information: 541-754-6554.

Card-making workshop, 1 p.m., Albany Senior Center, 489 NE Water Ave. An experienced card-maker will take participants through all the steps needed to craft their own greeting cards.

"BIG for Life: Living with Parkinson's Disease," 2 p.m., SamFit, 777 NW Ninth St., Corvallis. Class for individuals who have completed the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment BIG program and would like to continue addressing their movement patterns. A 10-class punch card is available for $50 at SamFit.

Refit group fitness experience, 5:30 p.m., gymnasium, North Albany Community Church, 1273 NW West Thornton Lake Drive. Powerful moves and positive music to rock body, heart and soul. Information: 541-220-1563.

Events

TUESDAY

Pickleball, 8 to 10:30 a.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam, 305 S. Fifth St., Lebanon. Cost: $3. Information: 541-401-9780 or http://lebanonpickleballclub.weebly.com.

“Wiggly Wobbler Story Time,” 10 a.m., youth story time room, Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St. For children from birth through 18 months. Simple books, songs, movement, finger plays and ideas to use at home.

Corvallis Senior Center sing-along, 10:30 a.m., Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Drive. Information: 541-766-6959.

Infant story time, 10:30 a.m., story time room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Songs, rhymes and stories for children from birth through age 1.

Little Listeners story time, 10:30 a.m., Monroe Community Library, 380 N. Fifth St., Monroe. All ages.

Story time with puppet show, 10:30 a.m., downtown Carnegie library, 302 Ferry St. SW, Albany. Information: 541-917-7580.

Toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., Alsea Community Library, 19192 Alsea Highway.

Corvallis Senior Center bridge, noon to 3:45 p.m., Stoneybrook Lodge, 4700 SW Hollyhock Circle. Information: 541-766-6959.

Genealogical library open, 1 to 3 p.m., annex, Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath.

Story time for infants and toddlers, 5 p.m., Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE.

Corvallis Board Game Meetup, 6 to 10 p.m., second floor, Market of Choice, 922 NW Circle Drive. All board and card games welcome.

Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin in concert, 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Tickets: $35 and $40 in advance at Room 309A, Fairbanks Hall, 220 SW 26th St.; $40 and $50 at the door.

Fundraisers

TUESDAY

Lebanon Friends of the Library Used Book Store, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. Proceeds benefit the Lebanon Public Library and the senior center.

Government

TUESDAY

Benton County Board of Commissioners, 9 a.m., The Corvallis Depot, 700 SW Washington Ave. Goal-setting work session.

Linn County Board of Commissioners, 9:30 a.m., Room 200, courthouse, 300 SW Fourth Ave., Albany.

Corvallis City Legislative Committee, 4 p.m., Cascade Meeting Room, City Hall, 501 SW Madison Ave.

Philomath Police Committee, 4 p.m., meeting room, police department, 1010 Applegate St.

Corvallis Historic Resources Commission, 6:30 p.m., Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave.

Millersburg City Council, 6:30 p.m., city hall, 4222 Old Salem Road NE.

Adair Rural Fire and Rescue Board of Directors, 7:30 p.m., Adair Fire Department, 6021 NE Marcus Harris Ave., Adair Village.

Lacomb Irrigation District Board, 7:30 p.m., district office, 34070 E. Lacomb Road. Information: 541-451-1588.

Health

TUESDAY

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, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., city of Halsey, 100 W. Halsey St.

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.

Opportunities

Evening Garden Club grant applications are being accepted. Open to Benton County nonprofit organizations and schools. The application form is available at http://corvalliseveninggardenclub.org. Deadline: Dec. 16.

Organizations

TODAY

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Land Use Action Team, 5:30 p.m., Room 203, Wilkinson Hall, 2601 SW Orchard Ave. Information: crtsmth@comcast.net or https://sustainablecorvallis.org.

Corvallis Native Plant Society of Oregon, 7 p.m., home of Amy Rossman and Christian Feuillet, 1808 NW Sunview Drive; note new time and location. Winter celebration. Bring a snack or dessert to share, and up to 15 slides to show. Information: co_president@npsoregon.org.

TUESDAY

Takena Kiwanis of Albany, 7 to 8 a.m., Elmer’s Restaurant, 2802 Santiam Highway SE. General manager Brice Winney will present "Stack Metallurgical." Information: 541-619-9730.

Willamette Weyerhaeuser Coffee Group, 9 a.m., Jack in the Box, 2020 S. Santiam Highway, Lebanon. No-host coffee hour.

Albany Optimist Club, noon to 1 p.m., Sizzler Restaurant, 2148 Santiam Highway SE. Information: 541-928-0951.

Corvallis Bicycle Collective, noon to 4 p.m., 707 N.W. 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.

Philomath Rotary Club, noon, Peace Lutheran Church, 2540 Applegate St. Cost: $10 for lunch; no charge for first-time guests.

Rotary Club of Albany, noon, Pop’s Branding Iron Restaurant, 901 Pacific Blvd. SE.

Sweet Home Rotary Club, noon, Linn-Benton Community College Center, 1661 Long St.

Toast of Corvallis Toastmasters, 12:10 p.m., Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, 420 NW Second St. Improve your public speaking skills and confidence. Information: 541-760-4361.

Corvallis Bridge Club, 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m., Heart of the Valley Bridge Center, 1931 NW Circle Blvd. Sign up 20 minutes before game. Partners/information: 541-740-1072 or www.corvallisbridge.org.

Disabled American Veterans, 1 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 584, 1469 Timber St. SE, Albany. 

Art Explorers, 3:30 p.m., Alsea Community Library, 19192 Alsea Highway.

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Economic Vitality Action Team, 3:30 p.m., First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op north store, 2855 NW Grant Ave. Information: cindee@firstalt.coop or https://sustainablecorvallis.org.

Makers Club, 4 p.m., main meeting room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. All-ages exploration of technology, creativity and creation. Experiment with circuit building, robot programming and more. Try out 3D modeling and printing, and the virtual reality headset.

Rotary Club of Corvallis After Five, 5:15 p.m., downstairs, Tommy’s 4th St. Bar & Grill, 350 SW Fourth St. Information: 503-559-0971.

Corvallis Meditation Community, 5:30 p.m., 3311 NW Polk Ave. Information: 971-218-6798 or rasalila2@yahoo.com.

Cribbage Club, 6 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1469 Timber St., Albany. Information: 541-928-9893.

Jacks and Queens Pinochle Club, 6 p.m., Sweet Home Senior Center, 880 18th Ave. Dinner at 5:15 p.m. Cost: $2. Information: 541-409-0869.

East Albany Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., Pop’s Branding Iron Restaurant, 901 Pacific Blvd. SE.

S.C.I.O. Cares, 6:30 p.m., Scio IOOF Hall, 38952 Highway 226. Information: 503-394-2371.

Corvallis Community Choir, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd. Newcomers welcome; no audition; no experience necessary. Cost: $50 per term. Information: 541-740-6068 or nonandjay1@gmail.com.

Gospel Choir, 7 p.m., social hall, College United Methodist Church, 1123 Main St., Philomath. Information: 541-929-2412.

Heart of the Valley Astronomers, 7 p.m., Walnut Community Room, Scott Zimbrick Memorial Fire Station No. 5, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive, Corvallis. Information: http://www.hvaastronomy.com.

Mid-Willamette National Organization for Women Book Club, 7 p.m., New Morning Bakery, 219 SW Second St., Corvallis. Casual discussion of "I Think You're Wrong (But I'm Listening)" by Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers.

Society for Creative Anachronism, 7 p.m., Avery Park Boy Scout Lodge, Southwest Allen Avenue, Corvallis. Information: 541-754-2372 or rudesheim@juno.com.

Sweet Home American Legion Auxiliary, 7 p.m., 1127 Long St. Information: 541-367-1877.

Albany Elks Lodge 359, 7:30 p.m., Riley's, 124 Broadalbin St. Information: 541-497-1396.

North American Truffling Society, 7:30 p.m., Room 2087, Cordley Hall, 2701 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Joey Spatafora will introduce the North American Mycoflora Project, an organization dedicated to a continental-wide collaboration between citizen scientists and professional mycologists to document the biodiversity of North American fungi. This is accomplished by empowering mushroom enthusiasts with the tools they need to do scientifically rigorous reseach, essentially in their own backyard.

Schools

TUESDAY

Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District Board of Directors, 6 p.m., boardroom, LBL ESD, 905 Fourth Ave. SE, Albany.

Senior centers

TUESDAY

Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. — 8 a.m., billiards, shuffleboard, snooker, table tennis, Wii bowling; 9 a.m., Knitters and Crocheters Group; 10 a.m., mono printing art class demonstration; 11 a.m., Tai Chi; noon, senior meal served; noon, volunteer meeting; 1:30 p.m., line dance; 3:30 p.m., therapeutic yoga for balance; 5:15 p.m., Better Bones and Balance.

Support groups

TUESDAY

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.

• 5:30 p.m., Harden Hall, 580 Second St., Lebanon.

• 6:30 p.m. (open meeting), basement, New Life Fellowship, 1412 Applegate St., Philomath.

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

• 7 p.m., the Mustard Seed open group, 313 Washburn St., Brownsville.

• 7 p.m., Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 Santiam Highway.

Information (24 hours): 541-967-4252 or www.aa-oregon.org.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 8:15 a.m., Jesus Pursuit Church, 2110 Santiam Highway SE, Albany. Information: 541-990-0694.

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.

Gynecologic Cancer Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Corvallis Clinic Asbury Conference Room A, 3680 NW Samaritan Drive. A safe place to share experiences and hear from others dealing with a gynecologic cancer diagnosis.

Lumina Caregiver Connections, 1:30 p.m., meeting room, Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care, 720 SW Fourth St., Corvallis. Open to family caregivrs. This drop-in group provides a format for sharing common experiences and for supporting one another.

Memory Loss Support Group, 1:30 p.m., Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Drive, Corvallis; note new location. For caregivers and family members of those with memory loss. Information: 541-753-1342.

Grief support group, 2 p.m., Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 515 N. Santiam Highway. Free support and education for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one, whether or not it occurred under hospice care. The loss does not have to be recent.

Family Support and Education Group for Children with Developmental Disabilities and Autism, 5:30 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st St., Corvallis. Dinner and youth activities. Information: 541-740-6306.

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group, 5:30 p.m., Timberhill Athletic Club, 2855 NW 29th St., Corvallis. Explores ways to cope with pancreatic cancer, talking with family and friends, quality of life, self-care and accessing community services.

Albany Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m., family center, Albany First Assembly, 2817 Santiam Highway SE. For those dealing with any kind of hurt, habit or hangup, not just drugs or alcohol. Dinner for $1 donation; children eat free. Large-group meeting, small groups. Child care available.

Grief Realization and Education Group, 6:30 p.m., conference room, Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House, 4600 Evergreen Place SE, Albany. Peer support for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Information: 541-829-9102.

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.

Addiction Recovery, 7:30 p.m., use privacy door, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1955 S. Fifth St., Lebanon. Twelve-step program adapted to the Gospel and doctrines of the LDS church. Open to those with any addiction, and their family and/or friends.

Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Room 12, Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 333 NW 35th St., Corvallis. Support group for families and friends of alcoholics. Information: 541-224-6651.

Men’s Support Group, 7:30 p.m., 1975 SE Crystal Lake Drive, No. 131, Corvallis. Information: 541-752-6261.

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