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Emergency food boxes, by appointment, North Corvallis Ministry Center, 5050 NE Elliott Circle. Appointments: 541-220-1040.

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.



Academy for Lifelong Learning, 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis. At 9:30: Robynn Pease presents “The Multigenerational Workplace: Conflict and Opportunities.” At 1:30: David Craig presents "Exquisite Perfection: the Detection of Gravitational Waves." Information: 541-737-9405, or

“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

"Movies for Mental Health," 6 p.m., Horizon Room, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Workshop that focuses on empowering young adults, educators, health professionals and community members to gain a better understanding of mental health in their environment. Organizers will harness film to engage with young people of the topic of mental health, inspiring them to tell their own stories and access resources available to them.



Pottery sale, noon to 5 p.m., West Albany High School, 1130 Queen Ave SW.


Pickleball, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam, 305 S. Fifth St., Lebanon. Cost: $3. Information: 541-401-9780 or

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.

Toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., story time room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Songs and stories for ages 2 and 3. Free tickets available starting at 10 a.m. in the youth area.

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

Plant sale, noon to 5 p.m., greenhouse behind West Albany High School, 1130 Queen Ave SW. Flowering baskets, tomato, cucumber, winter and summer squash, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, peas, melon, peppers, marigold, geranium, dahlia, aloe vera, Hawaiian white ginger, succulents, herbs, lilac, calla lily, fern, coleus, cactus, houseplants and more. Prices start at 50 cents.

Pottery sale, noon to 5 p.m., West Albany High School, 1130 Queen Ave SW.

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

InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization pilot project informational session, 4:30 p.m., Samaritan Health Plans, 2300 NW Walnut Blvd., Corvallis. Providers and organizations are invited to submit proposals for pilot projects that can positively impact health outcomes of IHN-CCO members in Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties. The projects are intended to support the transformation of the health care delivery system to improve quality, cost and access to health care.

Youth Chess Day, 4:30 p.m., story time room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Youth 18 or under interested in playing chess or other board games are welcome; games provided.

Prairie plant identification walk, 6 p.m.; meet in Prairie Overlook parking lot, William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, 26208 Finley Refuge Road, Corvallis. Walk the prairie with plant experts and identify native prairie plants that pollinators love. All-ages event. Information:

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

Author event, 6:30 p.m., main meeting room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Joshua Safran will discuss his memoir, "Free Spirit: Growing Up on the Road and Off the Grid," and the documentary "Crime after Crime," about his childhood.

Volunteer appreciation dinner, 6:30 p.m., American Legion Santiam Post No. 51, 480 S. Main St., Lebanon. No jam session tonight.

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 or 541-928-7071.

"Sunset, Stars and Lights Gazing," 7:45 p.m., Fitton Green Natural Area, 980 NW Panorama Drive, Corvallis. Registration:



Corvallis Civic Beautification and Urban Forestry Department Advisory Committee, 9 a.m., 1310 SW Avery Park Drive.

Corvallis City Council, 4 p.m., Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave. Work session.

Philomath Park Advisory Board, 5 p.m., meeting room, police department, 1010 Applegate St.

Albany Revitalization Agency Budget Committee, 6:30 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 333 Broadalbin St. SW. Followed by Albany Budget Committee.



American Red Cross mobile blood drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 112, Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis.

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.



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:

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

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

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. Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments Program Manager Jennifer Moore will present "Services for Veterans." Lunch reservations:

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

Teen Code Club, 4 p.m., story time room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Teens meet with a professional coder to explore coding through gae design using Scratch and CS First. Open to teens in middle and high school. Supplies and snacks provided. Teens can bring their own laptops.

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Food Action Team Edible Garden Group, 5 p.m. Location and other information: or

Mid-Valley Singles, Inc., 5:30 p.m., Loafer's Station, 222 SW Washington St., Albany. Dinner: Taco Tuesday. RSVP: 541-971-8500.

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

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

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.

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

Lebanon IOOF, 8 p.m., 20 E. Ash St.

Plan ahead

Mother's Day Brunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Stoneybrook Assisted Living, 4650 SW Hollyhock Circle, Corvallis. Chef-prepared brunch, facility tours. Information and RSVP: 541-758-2026.

Senior centers


Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave. NW — 8 a.m., Quilters.

Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. — massage by appointment; 10 a.m., "This Is My Story" writing class; 10:30 a.m., table tennis; noon to 3:30 p.m., drop-in pinochle and board games; 1 p.m., china painting; 1 p.m., Gentle Exercise.

Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. — 8 a.m., billiards, shuffleboard, snooker, table tennis and Wii bowling; 9 a.m., Music and Movement; 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


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

TOPS 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

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.

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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