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Food distribution, by appointment, food pantry, North Corvallis Ministry Center, 5050 NE Elliott Circle. Call 541-220-1040 to arrange a time to pick up a box of food.
Emergency food box distribution, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Sweet Home Emergency Ministries, 1115 Long St.
Screenings for Emergency Adult Dental Voucher Program eligibility, 9 a.m. to noon, Benton County Health Center, 530 NW 27th St. For Benton County residents with proof of residency, such as an ID card, piece of mail or utility bill. Information: 541-207-5875.
Greater Albany Public Schools offers free grab-and-go sack lunches for all children ages 1 to 18: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Albany Boys & Girls Club, Lafayette Elementary School, Lexington Park, Meadow Ridge Elementary School, Memorial Middle School (drive-through available), Mid-Willamette Valley YMCA, Newport Terrace bus stop, Oak Elementary School, Periwinkle Elementary School, South Albany High School (drive-through available), South Shore Elementary School, Sunrise Elementary School, Takena Elementary School, Tangent Elementary School, Waverly Elementary School.
Corvallis School District free grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for all children ages 1 to 18. Open 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Adams Elementary School, 1615 SW 35th St.; Jaguar Elementary School, 825 NW 27th St.; Lincoln Elementary School, 110 SE Alexander Ave.; Wildcat Elementary School, 2701 NW Satinwood St.; Cheldelin Middle School, 987 NE Conifer Blvd.; Linus Pauling Middle School, 1111 NW Cleveland Ave.; parking lot, Santiam Christian School, 7220 NE Arnold Ave., Adair Village; and Clemens Primary School, 535 S. 19th St., Philomath. Open 4 to 6 p.m. only: Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave., 16th Street entrance. Meal pre-order available. Information: 541-757-5859 or csd509j.
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.; hot meal served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; overnight shelter not available.
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 for all, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., South Corvallis Food Bank, 1800 SW Third St., Suite 110, Corvallis. Free meal for those in need.
Stone Soup dinner, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, McLean Hall, 602 SW Madison Ave. Free meal for those in need.
God's Heart Picnic, 5 p.m., parking lot, Monteith Riverpark, 489 NW Water Ave., Albany. Free takeout meal.
Academy for Lifelong Learning, 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., online. At 9:30: Robert Leff will present "Minorities in Theatre: Who's Onstage? Who's Offstage? Who's Not?" At 1:30: Ryan Noss will present "Re-imagining Education." Information: http://academyforlifelonglearning.org.
Benton County Board of Commissioners, 9 a.m., 1-872-240-3412, access code 141-138-205; or https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/141138205.
Linn County Board of Commissioners, 9 a.m., Room 200, courthouse, 300 SW Fourth Ave., Albany. Information: 541-967-3825.
Benton County Criminal Justice System Improvement Project Community Advisory Committee, 3 p.m., http://bit.ly/bentoncogo-cjsi_cacmeeting2, meeting ID 984 7183 3909.
Listening session on housing affordability with Albany Mayor Alex Johnson II, 4 p.m., online. Information: www.cityofalbany.net.housing.
North Albany Rural Fire District Board of Directors, 4:30 p.m., Station 11, 110 SE Sixth Ave.
City of Corvallis facilitated conversation with community stakeholders to explore topics related to preventing and responding to incidents of bias and hate, 5:30 p.m., Zoom. Registration: https://forms.gle/edvgcwppz7jshd6za.
Corvallis City Council, 6 p.m., online. Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/552995386871755787.
Linn-Benton Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., LBHA, 1250 Queen Ave. SE, Albany.
American Red Cross mobile blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 333 NW 35th St., Corvallis.
American Red Cross mobile blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bi-Mart Store No. 604, 2045 NW Ninth 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.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service is waiving fees at day-use recreation sites in Oregon today in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The waiver includes picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads and visitor centers. To find a site near you, visit interactive.recreation.map.
Samaritan Health Services will work with Benton and Linn county public health partners to lead COVID-19 vaccination events 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in Willamette Expo Hall at the Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road E. in Albany. All local residents included in groups 1 through 4 of the Oregon Health Authority's Phase 1a categories are eligible. Vaccinations will be given for free, but must be scheduled at samhealth.org/getthevaccine.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., 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.
National Alliance for Mental Illness Family Support Group, 7 p.m., boardroom, fourth floor, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, 3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis. For those who have a family member with a mental illness. Information: 541-745-2064.