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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.

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.

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., Corvallis. 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.

Academy for Lifelong Learning, 1:30 p.m., Room 145, Withycombe Hall, 2921 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. Elizabeth Helman presents “Oregon State University's Bard in the Quad 'The Tempest' Preview.” Parking information: www.academyforlifelonglearning.org.

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 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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.

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.

Clayfest for Kids, 11 a.m., Brownsville Community Library, 146 Spaulding Ave. For children age 3 and up. Registration: 541-466-5454.

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.

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.

Pajama story time, 6:30 p.m., Monroe Community Library, 380 N. Fifth St, Monroe. All ages.

Summer Sounds, 6:30 p.m., gazebo, Riverfront Park, First and Smith streets, Harrisburg. Dusty Herd will perform country music.

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

Benton County Management Team, 1:30 p.m., fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis.

Corvallis Community Involvement and Diversity Advisory Board, 5:15 p.m., Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave.

Albany Landmarks Advisory Commission, 6 p.m., council chambers, first floor, City Hall, 333 Broadalbin St. SW.

Albany Parks and Recreation Commission, 6 p.m., Calapooia Room, first floor, City Hall, 333 Broadalbin St. SW.

Albany Public Safety Commission, 7 p.m., police station, 2600 Pacific Blvd. SW.

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

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Advisory Board, 7:30 p.m., library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.

Health

WEDNESDAY

American Red Cross mobile blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., ATI Albany Operations, 530 SW 34th Ave.

American Red Cross mobile blood drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Linn-Benton Community College, 44 Industrial Way, Lebanon.

Benton Health Center, 1 to 7 p.m., 530 NW 27th St., Corvallis. 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. Information: 541-847-5143.

Free medical clinic, 6 p.m., Community Outreach, 856 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis. Provides care to low-income people without health insurance.

Organizations

WEDNESDAY

Corvallis Morning Rotary Club, 6:45 a.m., Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Drive.

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.

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.

Manga Book Club, 3 p.m., Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St. Ages 12 to 16. Registration: 541-258-4926.

Altrusa International of Corvallis, 5 p.m., Corvallis Country Club, 1850 SW Whiteside Drive. Social time, 5 p.m.; dinner, 5:30 p.m.; meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Heart of the Valley Runners, 5:45 p.m., track, Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan Ave. Information: hotvrunners@gmail.com.

Mid-Valley Lions Club, 6 p.m., Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 NW Ninth St. Information: 541-602-0374.

Enduring A’s Model A Ford Club, 7 p.m., Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE. Information: 541-926-3972.

Mid-Valley Chapter of the Northwest Steelheaders, 7 p.m., Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave. NW. Information: 541-337-5427.

Plan ahead

Family Garden Cookout, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Starker Arts Garden for Education, Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Drive, Corvallis. The meal will feature ingredients harvested from SAGE Garden and cooked in the cob oven. Activities for children, opportunities to explore. Cost: $10 for adults, $7 for children, free for those age 2 or under; tickets, www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/eci/forkids/familycookout.

Senior centers

WEDNESDAY

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

Support groups

WEDNESDAY

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

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

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.

La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group, 10 a.m., meeting room, Corvallis Birth and Women's Health Center, 2314 NW Kings Blvd. Breastfeeding information and support for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Helpline: 541-714-3370 or http://lalecheleagueoregon.webs.com/localcorvallis.

Narcotics Anonymous:

• Noon to 1 p.m., 115 NW Sixth St.

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

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

Information (24 hours): 1-877-233-4287 or www.lblna.org.

Sex Addicts Anonymous, noon, Room 18, First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Information: 541-286-5315.

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.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 2:30 p.m., Regency Albany Rehabilitation Center, 805 19th Ave. SE. Information: gitt59@gmail.com.

Family Grief Support Group, 5:30 p.m., Old Mill Center for Children and Families, 1650 SW 45th Place, Corvallis. For families with children and teenagers ages 5 to 18 who have experienced loss. Must register and complete a questionnaire before attending. Registration: 541-757-9616.

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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