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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.

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

Food bank, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jeni's Place, 18595 Alsea Highway. Information: 541-487-3663.

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 Church, 501 NW 25th St., Corvallis. Free meal for those in need.

Emergency food boxes, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul — Lebanon, St. Edward Conference Food Pantry, 233 S. Second St. Free store with clothing, household and personal care items. Clients must reside in the Lebanon area and must be low-income according to government guidelines. Information: 541-258-5405.

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., 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, 10 a.m., National Clonal Germplasm Repository, 33447 Peoria Road, Corvallis. Kim Hummer will give a tour of the laboratories, greenhouses and fields. Information: 541-737-9405 or http://www.academyforlifelonglearning.org, Summer Schedule of Classes.

Community yoga, noon, Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. All levels welcome. Cost: $5. Information: 541-224-6566 or www.livewellstudio.com.

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.

“Rise and Shine Story Time,” 10 a.m., Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St. Ages 2 to 5.

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.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony, 11:15 a.m., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 4905 NW Walnut Blvd., Corvallis. The city of Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department and Mayor Biff Traber invite the community to the opening ceremony for new playground equipment, a new outdoor patio and full access at the barn, an experimental water pump and a rock-climbing wall.

Teen Crafternoon, 1 p.m., Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St. Middle and high school students can make rain sticks out of giant cardboard tubes.

Spyence Magic Adventure Show, 1:30 p.m., main meeting room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Magician Curt Nelson will entertain with a show featuring audience participation, puppets and music, as children work together to defeat the Evil Robots.

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.

40&8 bingo, 6:30 p.m., Lebanon American Legion Hall, 480 Main St. Open menu through kitchen.

Hilltop Big Band, 7:30 p.m., Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Big-band jazz, blues, Latin music and funk rock, featuring Jim Cameron on piano.

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

Philomath Park Advisory Board, 5 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 980 Applegate St.

Corvallis Watershed Management Advisory Board, 5:15 p.m., Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave.

Albany City Council, 7:15 p.m., council chambers, first floor, City Hall, 333 Broadalbin St. SW. Information: 541-917-7503.

Health

WEDNESDAY

American Red Cross mobile blood drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st 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. Insurance, Medicare, Medicaid accepted. Information: 541-847-5143.

Rapid HIV testing, 2 to 4:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 170 E. Grant St., Lebanon. Free. 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, 7 a.m., Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Drive. Information: 541-223-1270.

Quilts from Caring Hands, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Starker Forests conference rooms, Philomath Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Mill Road. Quilting and visiting every week as members work on children's quilts to be donated to charity. Information: 541-602-6685 or www.quiltsfromcaringhands.com.

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 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.

Kiwanis Club of Corvallis, noon, Papa's Pizza Parlor, 1030 SW Third St. Information: 541-619-5506 or www.kiwaniscorvallis.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 Club, noon, the Point Restaurant, 6305 Main St.

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.

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Waste Prevention Action Team, 5:30 p.m., Room 203, Wilkinson Hall, 201 SW Orchard Ave. New member orientation, 5 p.m. Information: dawnmarie.gaid@gmail.com or https://sustainablecorvallis.org.

Ready Roamers Good Sam RV Club, 6 p.m., Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE. Information: 541-928-7640.

Red Hat Stitchers, 7 p.m., New Morning Bakery, 219 SW Second St., Corvallis. Knitters and crocheters enhancing skills and using talents to provide comfort for people and animals in need. Information: eaday@aol.com.

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

Albany Writers, 7 p.m. Location and other information: 541-928-8501.

Plan ahead

Book discussion, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Children reading beginning chapter books will discuss "The Lost Stone (Kingdom of Wrenly No. 1)" by Jordan Quinn, and participate in activities. A limited number of books is available at the youth reference desk at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.

Schools

WEDNESDAY

Scio School Board, 7 p.m., library, 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., Meditation and Relaxation; 11 a.m., Nia; 1:30 p.m., Wednesday Movie; 6 p.m., Zumba.

Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. — 8 a.m., Better Bones and Balance; 8 a.m., billiards, shuffleboard, snooker, table tennis, Wii bowling; 10 a.m., Dynamic Qi Gong; 10 a.m., SoGo, balloon game; 11 a.m., Tai Chi; noon, senior meal served; 1 p.m., bingo; 1 p.m., Christmas in July ornament party.

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.

Grief Realization and Education Group, noon to 1:30 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. 

Narcotics Anonymous:

• Noon to 1 p.m., 115 NW Sixth St., Corvallis.

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

• 7 to 8 p.m., New Life Fellowship, 1412 Applegate St., Philomath.

Information: www.lblna.org. Twenty-four-hour help line: 877-233-4287.

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

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