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Assistance

THURSDAY

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.

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.

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.

Stone Soup dinner, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., gymnasium, St. Mary’s Catholic School, 501 NW 25th St., Corvallis. Free meal for those in need.

Classes

THURSDAY

“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.

Chair yoga, 3 p.m., Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. Suited to those with medical or physical limitations. By donation. Information: 541-224-6566 or www.livewellstudio.com.

Events

THURSDAY

Adult pickleball, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Century Park, 375 W. Rose St., Lebanon. No experience necessary. Admission by donation.

Corvallis Corkscrew Aerobatics Competition, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., municipal airport, 5695 SW Airport Ave. Spectators are encouraged to bring water, shade tents, umbrellas and sunscreen.

Baby story time, 10:10 a.m., Monroe Community Library, 380 N. Fifth St.

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

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

Cinda Johnson, ukulele performer, 10:30 a.m., main meeting room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Johnson will entertain young children and families with songs, ukulele and percussion instruments.

Informal outdoor performances by Oregon State University Chamber Music Workshop student ensembles, 11 a.m., Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Drive, Corvallis. Donations benefiting the workshop will be accepted.

Lego Day, 11 a.m., Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St. For age 6 and up. Legos provided. Finished creations will go on display. Lunch provided.

Conversation from the Corrine Woodman Gallery, noon, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Lauren Ohlgren will present "Urban Travel Sketches;" Robin Silver will present "Visual Music." Bring a lunch and a sketchbook.

Legos out all day, 1 to 7 p.m., Brownsville Community Library, 146 Spaulding Ave.

Open house, 1 to 5 p.m., Oregon State University Lewis Brown Horticulture Farm, 33329 Peoria Road, Corvallis. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Clonal Germplasm Repository blueberry collection open house is an educational event where participants can learn about the genetic diversity of the crop. Fruit available for sampling.

Teen Day: Field Day and Nerf Games, 1 p.m., main meeting room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Teens in or entering middle or high school can join in inflatable obstacle course and Nerf games in Central Park. Bring sunscreen and water. Signed permission form required.

Lebanon Downtown Farmers Market, 2 to 6 p.m., Grant and Main streets.

Texas Hold ’Em, 6 to 10 p.m., Sweet Home Elks Lodge, 440 Osage. Information: 541-367-3559.

Jam session, 6:30 p.m., American Legion Santiam Post 51, 480 S. Main St., Lebanon. Open menu through kitchen.

River Rhythms, 7 p.m., Monteith Riverpark, 489 Water Ave NW, Albany. Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute.

Take Shape for Life Wellness Program, 7 p.m., Brookdale Grand Prairie, 1929 Grand Prairie Road, Albany. Free information to get off medication and lose weight. Information: 541-619-2948.

Fundraiser

THURSDAY

Starker Arts Garden for Education Summer Concert, 6 p.m., amphitheater, Bruce Starker Arts Park, 4485 SW Country Club Drive, Corvallis. Performances by the Riverside and Pa'Lante. Dinner, snacks and dessert provided by First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op. Local beer, mead and cider for sale. Proceeds will help volunteers grow food for hunger relief organizations in Corvallis. Donation: $10 per family.

Government

THURSDAY

Corvallis Civic Beautification and Urban Forestry Advisory Committee, 8:30 a.m., conference room, Parks and Recreation Department, 1310 SW Avery Park Drive. Note the time change.

Albany Planning Commission Hearings Board, 4 p.m., municipal courtroom, first floor, City Hall, 333 Broadalbin St. SW.

Public meeting about the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's 2019 Big Game Hunting Regulations, 7 p.m., Old Armory, 104 Fourth Ave. SW, Albany.

Health

THURSDAY

American Red Cross mobile blood drive, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op south store, 1007 SE Third St., Corvallis.

Corvallis Nutrition Group, 2 p.m., benches by squirrel in front of The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. Discuss food, diets, supplements, cooking, bargains, budgeting and other nutritional issues. Information: 541-908-6907.

Oregon Association for Better Hearing, 3:30 p.m., meeting room, main floor, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, 3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis. Information: 541-754-1377.

Opportunities

Applications for the 2018 William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge elk hunt are being accepted. The application form is available at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/william_l_finley. Completed applications must be postmarked by Friday.

Organizations

THURSDAY

Heart of the Valley Runners, 6 a.m.; meet in the parking lot next to the Midge Cramer Bike Path, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Information: http://hotvrunners.com.

Kiwanis Club of Corvallis — Sunrisers, 7 a.m., Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Drive. Information: 541-752-2563 or mccannc@pacifier.com.

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

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

Corvallis Bicycle Collective, noon to 6 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.

Corvallis Lions Club, noon, Papa’s Pizza, 1030 SW. Third St. Information: 541-752-1920.

Lebanon Optimist Club, noon, American Legion Post 51, 480 S. Main St. Information: 541-259-4444.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, noon, Sizzler Restaurant, 2148 Santiam Highway SE, Albany. Information: 503-394-3807.

Rotary Club of Corvallis, noon, Corvallis Country Club, 1850 SW Whiteside Drive. Roy Haggerty, dean of the Oregon State University College of Science, will present "Willamette Valley Water Supply Over the Next Hundred Years." Lunch reservations: lee.strandberg@comcast.net.

Grand Prairie Garden Club, 1 p.m. For location: 541-791-9145.

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Food Action Team: Edible Garden Group, 5 p.m. Location and other information: mark@bountifulbackyard.org or https://sustainablecorvallis.org.

Albany Plastic Modelers, 6 p.m., A Step Above Hobbies, 1193 Santiam St. Information: 541-926-1896 or 1945schu@comcast.net.

NoSmartMetersCorvallis, 6 p.m., Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St., Corvallis. Discussion of ideas, issues and strategies relating to smart meters. Information: 541-908-6907 or arehkugler@hotmail.com.

Corvallis New Horizons Band, 6:15 p.m. The group welcomes all players. Information: 541-224-3428.

Corvallis Elks Lodge No. 1413, 7 p.m., 1400 NW Ninth St. Dinner at 5:30. Information: 541-497-1396.

Lebanon Amateur Radio Emergency Services, 7 p.m., Conference Room D, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N. Santiam Highway. Information: 541-259-1316 or www.gsl.net./lcares.

Lebanon Habitat for Humanity, 7 p.m., Lebanon First United Methodist Church, 1890 S. Second St.

Multiracial Families Discussion Group, 7 p.m., Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St. Information: 541-754-7225.

Science of Mind and Spirit, 7 p.m., Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, 420 NW Second St. Topic: "Gather in the Spirit of One." Information: http://www.meetup.com/soms-ss.

Job’s Daughters, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Hall, 431 First Ave. W., Albany.

Lebanon IOOF, 8 p.m., 20 E. Ash St.

Senior centers

THURSDAY

Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. — 9 to 10 a.m., blood pressure checks; 10:30 a.m. to noon, open table tennis; noon to 3:45 p.m., open play board games; 1 p.m., Age-Reversing Essentrics; 2 p.m., Gentle Pilates.

Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. — 8 a.m., billiards, shuffleboard, snooker, table tennis, Wii bowling; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., AARP Safe Driving Class; 9 a.m., SHIBA, 541-812-0849; 11 a.m., chair chi; noon, senior meal served; 1 p.m., Open Painting Enthusiasts Group; 1 p.m., wood carving.

Support groups

THURSDAY

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., upstairs, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd.

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

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

• 8:30 p.m., Room 125, McNary Hall, 1220 SW Jefferson Way (enter at north side), Corvallis.

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

Take off Pounds Sensibly OR 1144 Albany, 9:30 a.m., annex, Salvation Army, 345 Columbus St. SE. Information: 541-917-8671.

Narcotics Anonymous:

• Noon to 1 p.m., 7 p.m., Room 11, First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis.

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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 1164, 6 p.m., Grant Avenue Baptist Church, 1625 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis. Information: 800-932-8677 or www.tops.org.

Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m., Philomath Community Church, 145 N. 14th St. Ministry designed to display the healing power of Jesus. Participants ask Christ to heal them of various hurts, habits and hang-ups, including chemical addictions, anxiety, depression, past emotional abuse or anger issues. Eight Biblically based principles, 12 steps to recovery, personal testimonies and sharing experiences in small groups. Child care provided. Information: 541-760-8531.

Out-N-About, 6:30 p.m., Room 218, First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. High school-aged youths who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, and their allies. Information: 541-231-4440.

Al-Anon Care and Share meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m., community room (enter from parking lot), First Christian Church, 432 Ferry St. SW, Albany.

Gamblers Anonymous, 7 to 8:30 p.m., North Albany Community Church, 1273 West Thornton Lake Drive NW. A 12-step support group for people with money-related problems. Information: 541-704-0223.

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. Message center: 541-967-6262.

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