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Here's how the mid-Willamette Valley is helping Ukraine

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Misha Zyryanoc speaks to protesters gathered outside the Benton County Courthouse. Zyryanoc is from Uzhhorod, Ukraine.

Fundraiser for the Corvallis Sister Cities Association's Uzhhorod (Ukraine) Refugee Fund. Earl Newman, an artist and screen printer who lives in Summit, has created and donated a screen-printed poster illustrating support for Ukraine. Two hundred numbered posters will be printed; several framed posters will be available. The prints will sell for $100 each to be donated to the refugee fund; framed prints will cost extra. Information: 541-760-8081 or

Rally to support Ukraine, noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Benton County Courthouse, 120 NW Fourth St., Corvallis. All are invited to come show solidarity with Ukraine in an event that is not antiwar or anti-Russia but pro-Ukraine. Those attending can bring Ukrainian flags, sunflowers and signs showing support. Updates on the humanitarian aspect of the war will be given. Information:

Fundraiser to support refugee fund: Four-notecard packs and 8” x 10” prints featuring paintings by Corvallis sisters Allessandra Bakker, 16, and Isabella Bakker, 13, are available for purchase at Visit Corvallis and Benton County Historical Society’s Corvallis and Philomath museums for $25 and $30, respectively. Proceeds go toward the Corvallis Sister Cities Association’s Uzhhorod Refugee Fund.

Benefit for refugee fund: Celtic music by Corvallis band Loose Flagstone, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 13, Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St. Proceeds will go to the Corvallis Sister Cities Association Uzhhorod Refugee Fund. Suggested donation: $5 to $20. Musicians include Leslie Glassmire (flute), Jennifer Parke (fiddle), Tracy Daugherty (bodhran) and Marjorie Sandor (guitar).


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