Family Events Calendar: 8-4 to 8-11

Thursday, August 4

Benton County Fair & Rodeo. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. The Benton County Fair and Rodeo happens Wednesday, Aug. 3 through Saturday, August 6, 2022. Enjoy live music, carnival games and rides, rodeos, exhibitions and more! Admission price includes all entertainments like the concerts and rodeos.This year’s Main Stage lineup includes Briana Renea, Chase Bryant, Fat Bottomed Girls, The Springsteen Experience, Catherine Loyer & Strawberry Roan, Colt Ford, Yesterday: The Beatles tribute, and Kenny Metcalf as “Elton, the Early Years.”Learn more at www.BentonCountyFair.net.

Outdoor Storytime. Central Park, 650 NW. Monroe Ave. 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Free. Join Corvallis-Benton County Public Library for a family story time in Central Park, weather permitting, every Tuesday and Thursday in June, July and August! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/outdoor-storytime-16 for more info.

Baby Storytime at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Community Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 11 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Free. Baby Story Time for birth to 24 months at the Monroe Community Library. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/baby-storytime-monroe-community-library-14 for more info.

Corvallis Knights Home Game. Goss Stadium. 430 Southwest Langton Pl., Corvallis. Free. 6:35 p.m. Tickets start at $9. The Corvallis Knights are Corvallis’ championship-winning West Coast League collegiate summer baseball team. In 31 years of play, the team has compiled a 1,207-524 record, eleven WCL West/South titles, four WCL South first-half titles, four WCL South second-half title, three Portland City League championships, three PIL South titles, a Kamloops International Baseball Tournament championship and eight West Coast League crowns. Visit https://corvallisknights.com for more info.

Live Music at Common Fields: Sin Documentos . Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Join Sin Documentos and enjoy live music while you eat! Concerts are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seating is limited and first-come, first-serve. All of the concerts are family friendly. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com for more info.

Dennis Monroe’s Funked Up Blues Jam. Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m.  Free. Sarah Saul’S JAZZ JAM live at the Old World Center! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info.

Friday, August 5

Benton County Fair & Rodeo. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. The Benton County Fair and Rodeo happens Wednesday, Aug. 3 through Saturday, August 6, 2022. Enjoy live music, carnival games and rides, rodeos, exhibitions and more! Admission price includes all entertainments like the concerts and rodeos. This year’s Main Stage lineup includes Briana Renea, Chase Bryant, Fat Bottomed Girls, The Springsteen Experience, Catherine Loyer & Strawberry Roan, Colt Ford, Yesterday: The Beatles tribute, and Kenny Metcalf as “Elton, the Early Years.”Learn more at www.BentonCountyFair.net.  

Baby Storytime at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Community Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 11 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Free. Baby Story Time for birth to 24 months at the Monroe Community Library. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/baby-storytime-monroe-community-library-14 for more info. 

C3 Movie Matinee – Playtime. Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 1 p.m. Free. Join the film appreciation group and enjoy free movie matinees! Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/c3/page/c3-movie-matinee-playtime for more info.  

Side Hustle. Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m.  Free. Side Hustle live at the Old World Center! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info. 

Saturday, August 6

Benton County Fair & Rodeo. Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. The Benton County Fair and Rodeo happens Wednesday, Aug. 3 through Saturday, August 6, 2022. Enjoy live music, carnival games and rides, rodeos, exhibitions and more! Admission price includes all entertainments like the concerts and rodeos. This year’s Main Stage lineup includes Briana Renea, Chase Bryant, Fat Bottomed Girls, The Springsteen Experience, Catherine Loyer & Strawberry Roan, Colt Ford, Yesterday: The Beatles tribute, and Kenny Metcalf as “Elton, the Early Years.”Learn more at www.BentonCountyFair.net.  

Corvallis Farmers Market. 1st St. & Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9am to 1pm, April through November, on First Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue, in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. The Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and more, all sourced locally from Benton County and the counties immediately surrounding Benton County. The Corvallis Farmers Market is following all recommended procedures for keeping customers and vendors safe through the pandemic. Customers are permitted to shop in person, or they may take advantage of the Corvallis Farmers Market’s online ordering system and pick up their order at the market. For more information or to make your order online, visit LocallyGrown.org. 

Grow Wild Day at Softstar Workshop, with Katy Bowman. Softstar Shoes, 914 Main St., Philomath. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. $30 per family. Looking for a unique day trip this summer that will help keep your family active? Need advice about how to keep your kids – and yourselves – moving their bodies in all seasons? Pick up some useful ideas at this movement-rich, family-friendly event at the Softstar workshop, with acclaimed author and biomechanist Katy Bowman. Meet the shoemaking elves, tour the workshop, and enjoy some “vitamin Nature” with a book walk along the river and a dynamic scavenger hunt for the kids. There will also be a collaborative mosaic activity and talks by Katy Bowman on how to keep your family moving – and you can order some back-to-school shoes while you’re there! Visit https://www.nutritiousmovement.com/softstar for more info.

Fiechter House Open House. William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge, 26208 Finley Refuge Rd., Corvallis. 10 a.m. Free. That beautiful old house along Finley Refuge Rd. usually has its doors locked, but not this summer. Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can stop by the Fiechter House, take a tour and walk through history.  An experienced interpreter will be there to greet you and share some incredible stories about the house and the families that lived there. Did you know 13 kids were raised in the house?  And that one of them wrote their name in a window pane that is still visible today? Do you think there is more to the story of what happened to Mr. Fiechter? Visit https://www.fws.gov/refuge/william-l-finley for more info. 

45th Fret Band. Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 NW 9th St., Corvallis. 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. $10-$20. Join the Corvallis Elks for a fun evening of music and dancing featuring the 45th Fret Band. There will be a pulled pork dinner served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for $10 per person. The band will play from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a $10 cover. Bar service will be available. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1426214114495104 for more info.

Ida Jane and the Weekend Gardeners. Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m.  Free. Ida Jane and the Weekend Gardeners at the Old World Center! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info. 

Corvallis Knights Home Game. Goss Stadium. 430 Southwest Langton Pl., Corvallis. Free. 7:15 p.m. Tickets start at $9. The Corvallis Knights are Corvallis’ championship-winning West Coast League collegiate summer baseball team. In 31 years of play, the team has compiled a 1,207-524 record, eleven WCL West/South titles, four WCL South first-half titles, four WCL South second-half title, three Portland City League championships, three PIL South titles, a Kamloops International Baseball Tournament championship and eight West Coast League crowns. Visit https://corvallisknights.com for more info.

Sunday, August 7

Philomath Farmers Market. Philomath Public Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. 10 a.m-3p.m. Free. The Philomath Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, veggies, and more from local farmers and makers on Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Philomath Library, June 5 through October 16. Visit https://philomathfarmersmarket.org for more info. 

Monday, August 8

Little Listeners Story Time at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Community Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 10:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Free. This event takes place at the Monroe Community Library, 380 N 5th St, in Monroe, OR. Children of all ages are welcome to drop by with their parent or caregiver for stories and songs. Storytime is offered year-round as a drop-in program: first come, first served. Space is limited due to the room capacity and to provide a positive, safe environment for all. Children must be accompanied by a grown-up. Many lasting friendships start at storytime! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/little-listeners-story-time-monroe-community-library-15 for more info.

Tuesday, August 9

Outdoor Storytime. Central Park, 650 NW. Monroe Ave. 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Free. Join Corvallis-Benton County Public Library for a family story time in Central Park, weather permitting, every Tuesday and Thursday in June, July and August! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/outdoor-storytime-17 for more info.

Southtown Farmstand & Market. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Free. 1465 SE Alexander Ave., Corvallis. Browse fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as other produce from a variety of vendors. There are also vendors selling animal products, vegan desserts, drinks, jams, pickles, plants, mushrooms, tempeh microgreen kits and more. The Southtown Farmstand & Market is dog- and kid-friendly.

Concert in the Park. Central Park, 650 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Community Band resumes its summer tradition of Concerts in the Park beginning Tuesday, June 21 and then weekly through the end of August. Concerts will start at 7:30 p.m. this year. These free concerts are themed and offer a variety of music suitable for enjoyment of the entire family. Bring a low backed chair or blanket to sit on and dress for the weather. Visit http://c-cband.org for more info.

Wednesday, August 10

Corvallis Farmers Market. 1st St. & Jackson Ave., Corvallis. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Corvallis Farmers Market happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April through November, on First Street between Jackson Avenue and Monroe Avenue, in downtown Corvallis, Oregon. The Farmers Market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and more, all sourced locally from Benton County and the counties immediately surrounding Benton County. The Corvallis Farmers Market is following all recommended procedures for keeping customers and vendors safe through the pandemic. Customers are permitted to shop in person, or they may take advantage of the Corvallis Farmers Market’s online ordering system and pick up their order at the market. For more information or to make your order online, visit LocallyGrown.org.

Philomath Storytime. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St, Philomath 10:30 a.m. Free. Children and families are invited to join our all-ages storytime at the Philomath Community Library. We will share short stories, songs, and rhymes. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/philomath-storytime-16 for more info.

Squishtivities by Strengthening Rural Families. Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St, Philomath 11:00 a.m. Free. this is an exciting adventure in play! It is created especially for adults and their children using arts and crafts and “messy” play to promote problem-solving, fine motor skills, caregiver/child relationships, and creativity! The program will begin immediately following storytime on the third Wednesday of each month. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/squishtivities-strengthening-rural-families-0 for more info.

Edible Garden Tour. Corvallis. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. You’re invited to a free Edible Garden Tour being offered this summer by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Food Action Team. Join a self-guided tour of five inspiring gardens in South Corvallis that feature a variety of edibles. All five gardens are within just a few blocks of each other, making the tour friendly to both walkers and bikers. Visit https://sustainablecorvallis.org/2022-edible-garden-tour for more info.

Live Music at Common Fields: Buffalo Romeo (solo). Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Join Buffalo Romeo (solo) and enjoy live music while you eat! Concerts are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seating is limited and first-come, first-serve. All of the concerts are family friendly. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com for more info.

WEEKDAYS at the WHITESIDE presents: Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The Whiteside Theatre, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. 7 p.m. $5. Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a “sunburn” from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs. Visit https://www.whitesidetheatre.org/movies.html for more info.

Thursday, August 11

Outdoor Storytime. Central Park, 650 NW. Monroe Ave. 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Free. Join Corvallis-Benton County Public Library for a family story time in Central Park, weather permitting, every Tuesday and Thursday in June, July and August! Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/outdoor-storytime-18 for more info.

Baby Storytime at the Monroe Community Library. Monroe Community Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 11 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Free. Baby Story Time for birth to 24 months at the Monroe Community Library. Visit https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/event/baby-storytime-monroe-community-library-15 for more info.

Church Ladies. Common Fields, 545 SW 3rd St., Corvallis. 6:00 p.m.-8 p.m. Free. Join Church Ladies and enjoy live music while you eat! Concerts are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Seating is limited and first-come, first-serve. All of the concerts are family friendly. Visit https://www.commonfieldscorvallis.com for more info.

C3 Summer Concert: Rich Swanger and the Little Known Band. Corvallis Community Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. 6 p.m. Free. The Corvallis Community Center presents a free summer concert series. Rich Swanger and the Little Known Band will play at Chintimini Park on July 11 at 6 p.m. Feel free to bring a picnic. Oregon’s 1975 poet laureate, William Stafford, wrote that our lives are defined by our hold on a “thread” that we follow, never letting go of the tragedies, losses, deaths, and suffering that the thread leads us through. Following in Stafford’s Oregonian footsteps, Rich Swanger leads his group, The Little Known Band, through a folk-inspired tradition of tugging on this thread.This concert is sponsored in part by the Friends of the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department. Visit https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/c3/page/events for more info.

Wild Hog Jam. Old World Deli, 341 2nd St., Corvallis. 7 p.m.  Free. Wild Hog Jam at the Old World Center! Visit https://www.oldworldcenter.com for more info. 

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