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Pastega holiday lights

Thursday: Pastega Holiday Lights

Display: The annual Christmas light display (a member of the crew is pictured setting up last year’s lights) will be open beginning Friday, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Free, but donations of food accepted. The display runs nightly through Jan. 1. 

Saturday: Landscape Painting Demo

Art: Landscape painter Dan Bourdet will demonstrate his oil painting techniques at 11 a.m. Saturday at Gallery Calapooia, 222 First Ave. W., Albany. Free. Information: www.gallerycalapooia. com or 541-971-5701.

Saturday: Indie Bookstore Day

Event: Grass Roots Books and Music, 227 SW Second St., Corvallis, celebrates Indies First Bookstore Day with local authors from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Authors will discuss their favorite books and make recommendations. Those books and staff picks will be discounted 10 percent. Information: events@grbookstore.com.

Monday: Electronic Music

Music: Oregon State University Production and Technology presents "Diffusions," an electronic music show, at 8 p.m. Monday in Room 303, Benton Hall, 1650 SW Pioneer Place, Corvallis. The concert features original compositions for contemporary electronic music ensemble. Free. 

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Free Thanksgiving Feed, 1 to 5 p.m., The Little Lunch Box, 136 SW Second St., Corvallis. The Little Lunch Box is hosting a free Thanksgiving feed. The company is looking for volunteers and seeking donations of food, pies and meals. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2019087581658604 or 541-908-9055.

Fireworks Annual Old Fashioned Thanksgiving, 2 to 8 p.m., Fireworks Pub and Pizza, 1115 SE Third St., Corvallis. FireWorks celebrates its 10th annual Thanksgiving Prix Fixe. Entree choices include turkey with all the fixings, roasted natural pork chop and sweet potato gnocchi with wild chanterelle creme. The Four-Course Prix Fixe includes soup, salad, entree and dessert. Cost: $35. Full menu at www.fireworkscorvallis.com/thanksgivingmenu.pdf. Reservations required, call 541-754-6958.

Pastega Holiday Lights, 5 to 10 p.m., Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. The annual holiday light show will be open to the public Thanksgiving evening and run nightly through Jan. 1. Free, but donations of food for local food banks will be accepted. Information: https://www.facebook.com/PastegaChristmasLights.

FRIDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Life’s a Drag CD Release Show, 10 p.m.

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Corwin Bolt, 8 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Rudolf, 7 p.m.

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Airlie Winery: Thanksgiving Weekend Open House, noon to 5 p.m., Airlie Winery, 15305 Dunn Forest Road, Monmouth. The event covers six tastes from the winery's selection of award-winning wines and hors d'oeuvres. $10. Information: 503-838-6013.

Corvallis Community Christmas Parade, 7 p.m., Southwest Fourth Street and Washington Avenue. The theme for the 33rd annual parade is "Rudolph Guides Our Parade Tonight," and the challenge to participants will be to portray the famed reindeer's red nose. The parade will travel north on Fourth Street from Washington and end at Jackson Avenue. A celebration of songs and lights will follow at the Benton County Courthouse. This year's grand marshal is Bond Starker, who recently retired after leading Starker Forests for 42 years. Starker has been active with numerous local, regional, and national charity organizations. Free.

Corvallis food cart grand opening, 7 to 10 p.m., 461 SW Jefferson Ave., Corvallis. Four food carts, including Saffron Kabob, will be open for an event featuring music by the Space Neighbors, giveaways, and food specials (50 percent off all menu items). Free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/129725184376134/?active_tab=about.

SATURDAY

VENUES

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Doug Meyers and Gratitude, 8 p.m.

Downtown Dog —  J. Mac and Steve, 6 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — John Sherman, 7 p.m.

Interzone Coffee — Free Noise Show, 6 p.m.

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Community Digital Storytelling Workshop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. The Resilience Project presents its digital storytelling workshop. Participants come with a story idea and are taught how to turn that into a digital video. Donations are appreciated. Registration required. Registration and information: wearetheresilienceproject.org.

Indies First Bookstore Day with local authors, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Grass Roots Books and Music, 227 SW Second St., Corvallis. The bookstore will celebrate the event by inviting local authors throughout the day, who will discuss their favorite books and make recommendations. Authors’ favorite books along with staff favorites will be offered at a 10 percent discount. Information: events@grbookstore.com.

Landscape Painting Demonstration, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gallery Calapooia, 222 First Ave. W., Albany. Landscape painter Dan Bourdet will demonstrate his safe, solvent-free oil painting technique. He will show how to use walnut oil to thin paints and clean brushes, thereby eliminating hazardous waste material. Free. Information: www.gallerycalapooia.com or 541-971-5701.

Airlie Winery: Thanksgiving Weekend Open House, noon to 5 p.m., Airlie Winery, 15305 Dunn Forest Road, Monmouth. The event covers six tastes from the winery's selection of award-winning wines and hors d'oeuvres. $10. Information: 503-838-6013.

National Novel Writing Month Writing Session, 2 to 5 p.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Work on your novel surrounded by other local writers and all of the library's resources. Beverages and snacks provided. A prize will be raffled off at each session. Free.

SUNDAY

VENUES

Calapooia Brewing Co. — Blues Jam, 4 p.m.

Cellar Cat — Olem Alves with Mike Hanns, 5:30 p.m.

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Airlie Winery: Thanksgiving Weekend Open House, noon to 5 p.m., Airlie Winery, 15305 Dunn Forest Road, Monmouth. The event covers six tastes from the winery's selection of award-winning wines and hors d'oeuvres. Stop in and pick up your holiday wines. $10. Information: 503-838-6013.

Majestic Reader’s Theatre: “Orphans,” 3 and 7 p.m. performances, Majestic Lab Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Two young men who have lost their parents survive alone in a Philadelphia row house. The oldest, Treat, supplies a subsistence living by petty thievery. The youngest, Phillip, is confined to the house. Treat kidnaps a drunken man, Harold, and starts looking for someone to pay them a ransom. Tickets: $10-$12. People with SNAP cards can get up to two tickets for $5 each. Advance tickets and information: majestic.org and box office 541-738-7469.

MONDAY

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Imagine Coffee — Bryson Skaar, 7 p.m.

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Pu’uwai O Ke Kuawa (Heart of the Valley) Hula, 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Mondays, First Baptist Church of Corvallis, 125 NW 10th St., Corvallis. Cost: $5 per class. Information: Barb Landau, 541-908-9190 or corvallishula.com.

Line Dance, Couples Dance, Dance Lesson, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Albany Eagles Lodge, 127 Broadalbin St. SW, Albany. Instructor Ernie Briggs leads a dance lesson at 7 p.m. Admission: $4 per person. Information: 541-974-0470.

Tap Dance Adult/Teen Beginner, 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, this week through Dec. 13, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Tuition: $198 for two classes a week; drop-in rate, $13 a class. Information: Nancy, 541-928-2382 or pacifictapdance.com.

Auditions: “The Taming,” 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27-28, Withycombe Lab Theatre, 2901 Campus Way, Corvallis. “The Taming” by Lauren Gunderson is an all-female political farce inspired by Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” It focuses on the role of women in contemporary American government, bipartisanship, the Founding Fathers and lots of pageantry. The play features adult language and content, including queer themes and profanity. The character of Patricia appears without pants for much of the play. The cast is comprised of three roles, with each role portraying two to three characters. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1493637937420141 or contact director PJ Harris at harripat@oregonstate.edu.

Modern Square Dance Lessons, hosted by Corvallis Square Dancers, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Gatton Hall, First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis. Fall term runs 13 weeks. Learn and dance the mainstream calls of modern square dance. No partner necessary. Casual attire. Cost: First lesson is free. $75 per person for remainder of fall term. Information: corvallissquares.com.

Diffusions: OSU electronic music show, 8 to 10 p.m., Benton Hall, Room 303, 1650 SW Pioneer Place, Corvallis. OSU Music Production & Technology presents original compositions for contemporary electronic music ensemble. Free.

TUESDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Pencils, Pens and Drinks with Friends, 8 p.m.

Cloud & Kelly’s — Comedy Open Mic, 9 p.m.

Imagine Coffee — Celtic Jam, 7 p.m.

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Modern Dance IV/V, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays (4-5:30 p.m.), Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW Second St., Corvallis. Classes, for ages 12 and older, are for dancers with previous training. It focuses on Graham, Horton and Limon techniques, and a variety of contemporary dance training methods. Tuition: $84 per month. To register contact Donna Blatt Ervin: ervin95@comcast.net or 541-752-6329. Information: moderndancetechnique.com.

Chamber Business After Hours, 5:15 to 7 p.m., Boys and Girls Club of Albany, 435 First Ave. W. Community business networking event, featuring food catered by Jacopetti's, beer, wine, signature cocktails and an auction for prizes, including tickets to the Celebration of Trees. Tickets: $7 for Albany Chamber members in advance, $8 for members at the door, and $10 for nonmembers. Advance tickets and information: https://business.albanychamber.com/events/details/business-after-hours-boys-and-girls-club-of-albany-11-28-17-273.

Corvallis Community Choir Fall Term Rehearsals, Oct. 10-Dec. 19, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. This nonaudition choir dedicated to spreading joy through singing together. Music for the term will be a mixture of new selections and pieces carried over from prior terms. Director: James Morsund. Accompanist: Bryson Skaar. Cost: $50 per term, $15 for students or $5 per week. Information: contact Nan Chaney 541-740-6068 or email nonandjay1@gmail.com or see http://corvalliscommunitychoir.us.

WEDNESDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Free Range Open Mic, 7:30 p.m.

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Modern Dance I/II, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. through Dec. 13, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Classes, for beginning or intermediate dancers ages 9 to 12, include floor work, placement and technique, jumps, leaps and choreography. Tuition: $126.50 per term in city ($158 outside city). Register with Corvallis Parks and Rec, 541-766-6918 or corvallisoregon.gov or at Majestic Theatre, 541-758-7827. Information: Donna Blatt Ervin, ervin95@comcast.net or 541-752-6329.

Tap Dance, Teen Beginner 2/Intermediate, 5 to 6 p.m. this week through Dec. 18, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Tuition: $121 for one class a week; drop-in rate, $13 a class. Information: Nancy, 541-928-2382 or pacifictapdance.com.

Tap Dance Adult/Teen Beginner, 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, this week through Dec. 13, Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. Tuition: $198 for two classes a week; drop-in rate, $13 a class. Information: Nancy, 541-928-2382 or pacifictapdance.com.

Jefferson Jammers, 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Morningstar Grange, Morningstar Road, Millersburg. Classic rock and country. Information: 541-327-9882.

Auditions: “Steel Magnolias,” 7 p.m. November 29-30, Majestic Lab Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. There are parts for six women. Performance dates of the production, directed by Leigh Matthews Bock, are Feb. 16-25. Audition information: steelmagnolias.majestic@gmail.com.

Beginning Ballet Class for Tweens, Teens and Adults, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Cascade Performing Arts Center, 800 Harrison St., Lebanon. This class is for those who have never taken ballet before or who have some experience and are dancing at a beginning level. Regular class fee: $5. Information: 541-401-9780.

“Last of the Mohicans,” 7 p.m., Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis) and the Mohicans live in peace with their neighbors until they are caught in the middle of the French and Indian War. Tickets: $5-$7. Advance tickets: https://lastofthemohicansatwhiteside.brownpapertickets.com or Corvallis Brewing Supply.

Thomas Condon Lecture: Barbara Sherwood Lollar, 7 p.m., Construction and Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Sherwood Lollar, an award-winning geologist from the University of Toronto, will present "Where Captain Nemo Got It Right, and Wrong: Life in the Deep Earth." The talk will be preceded by a reception at 6:15 p.m. Free.

THURSDAY

VENUES

Bombs Away Cafe — Dog Mountain and Paleons, 8 p.m., suggested $5 donation.

Cloud & Kelly’s — One Be Lo and Haseeb, 9:30 p.m., $7.

Downtown Dog —  The Blues Cats, 6 p.m., $10. 

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COI Guitar Group, 11 a.m. to noon, every Thursday, Community Outreach Inc. multipurpose room, 865 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis. The guitar group is designed for anyone in the community who wants to play guitar. For all skill levels. Free. Information: 541-220-8685.

Brown Bag Art Talk, noon, The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Artists will discuss their works featured in the exhibit “Inside/Outside the Box,” currently on view in the main gallery. Free. Information: theartscenter.net.

Introduction to Modern Dance, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis. This class, for ages 6 to 8, is an introduction to and continuation of the study of dance. Creative movement exercises will allow dancers to explore many aspects of movements and to use dance for creative expression and performance. Tuition: $121 per term in city ($151.25 outside city). Register with Corvallis Parks and Rec, 541-766-6918 or corvallisoregon.gov or at Majestic Theatre, 541-758-7827. Information: Donna Blatt Ervin, ervin95@comcast.net or 541-752-6329.

Corvallis New Horizons Band, 6:15 p.m. Thursdays. The New Horizons Band welcomes players at all levels. Admission is a quarterly tuition fee. Information: 541-224-3428.

Line and Couples Dance Lessons, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Albany Eagles, 127 Broadalbin St. SW. Hosted by Vickie’s DJ and Dance. All ages welcome. Cost: $4 per person. Information: 541-926-1159.

Legends of the Celtic Harp: “A Winter Gift" concert, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 2945 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis. The trio of Celtic harpists Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter will perform Celtic legends along with Irish and English literature woven together with favorite and rare pieces of holiday music. Tickets: $20, advance tickets available online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3104336.

LBCC Fall Choral Concert: "Whispered and Revealed," 7:30 p.m. Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Concert performances include LBCC's award-winning concert and chamber choirs, conducted by Raymund Ocampo, director of choral studies, and accompanied by Kristin Rorrer, and the vocal a cappella groups Blue Light Special and The Sirens. Tickets: $10 general, $7 students, seniors and veterans. Advance tickets online: www.linnbenton.edu/tickets or at theater box office one hour before performance.

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