Casting call for local one-act comedy — Professional actor Rod Davidson is casting and directing a one-act comedy and is looking to cast several parts. Rehearsals run from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning Saturday, March 31, in Corvallis. The funny, short 10-person play, which does not feature a lot of dialogue for any one person, will be performed onstage for family and friends at the end of the rehearsal process. Cost: $25 fee. Information: Rod Davidson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Order up! ACT seeks cast for “Countergirls” — Albany Civic Theater is holding auditions for its June production of Michael Russell’s “Countergirls” at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 9-10, with April 11 callbacks, at the theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany. The play offers roles for four women, ranging in age from 18 to 65, and one male, about age 30. Information: director John Sams, email@example.com or www.albanycivic.org.
Cottage Theatre holds auditions for “The Glass Menagerie” — Cottage Theatre will hold auditions for Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the theater, 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove. The production has roles for two women and two men. The play will run for three weekends, from June 15 through July 1. Information: 541-942-8001 or www.cottagetheatre.org.
Audition for the Majestic’s fall production of “Rent” — The Majestic Theatre is holding open auditions for its November production of Jonathan Larson’s rock opera “Rent” at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 30 and May 1, with May 2 callbacks, at the theatre, 115 S.W. Second St., Corvallis. The show features a multi-ethnic cast of nine men and six women, and there are no nonsinging roles. Its characters range in age from late teens to mid-20s. All auditioners should prepare a 1- to 2-minute song of their choice that is appropriate for their selected role (no selections from “Rent,” please). Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. (Accompanying yourself on guitar is OK.) Rehearsals begin in September. The production has a multiple-week run in November. A free audition workshop will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 at the theatre, although attendance is not a prerequisite for casting. For more information, visit the Majestic in person or online at www.majestic.org.
CALL TO ARTISTS/WRITERS
Corvallis Fall Festival announces poster artwork competition — Entry deadline is Friday, March 30. Corvallis Fall Festival invites visual artists to submit artwork to be considered for the event’s 2012 poster. This artwork is used in all festival promotions throughout the year. A selection committee will choose finalists, and the public will select the winning piece via online voting. There is no entry fee. Information: Cynthia Spencer-Hadlock, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://corvallisfallfestival.org.
“The Way I See It” youth photo contest — Submission deadline is Sunday, April 15. Northwest Health Foundation and the Oregon Public Health Division’s “The Way I See It” youth photo contest is open to Oregonians between the ages of 12 and 18. The contest aims to showcase how young Oregonians see public health in their communities. Youth are asked to capture what makes — or prevents — a healthy place to live. Entries, which must include a title and caption, can be submitted through the Northwest Health Foundation website at www.nwhf.org/photocontest.
Join the da Vinci Days Fast Film Project — Write, shoot, edit and submit a film, all within 48 hours. The da Vinci Fast Film Project will take place April 27-29. Interested filmmakers should register between 5 and 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the da Vinci Days office, 568 S.W. Third St., Corvallis. Participants will receive a prop and line of dialog and will have until 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, to submit a film to the da Vinci Days office. These films will be screened at the da Vinci Film Festival during da Vinci Days in July. If you would like to form a team, post on the festival’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/#!/davincifilmfestival.
Linn County Arts Guild seeks arts and crafts — Applications are due by Wednesday, April 18. The Linn County Arts Guild will hold an art and craft show and sale Saturday, May 5, in the community room of the Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St., Lebanon. The show and sale is open to juried Linn County artists and crafters producing original works. Space is limited to 20. Cost: $15 for a 3- by 6-foot table space. Applications are available at www.linncountyartsguild.org/events.html. Information: 541-497-0386 or email@example.com.
Corvallis Fall Festival accepting visual/performing artist applications — Application deadline is Tuesday, May 1 (received). Corvallis Fall Festival is currently accepting applications from visual artists (fine arts and crafts) and performing artists (bands of all kinds). The 170-booth arts and crafts fair features top regional artists, and the main stage offers continuous music in one-hour time slots, along with a Saturday night street dance. There is a $5 application fee for the arts and crafts fair, no fee for performing artists. Applications are available online at www.corvallisfallfestival.org. To receive an application via mail, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Corvallis Fall Festival, 568 S.W. Third St., Corvallis, OR 97333. Information: Cynthia Spencer-Hadlock, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://corvallisfallfestival.org.
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Majestic Education spring classes — The inaugural session of Majestic Education’s series of classes and curriculum runs April 2 through June 7 at the theater, 115 S.W. Second St., Corvallis. All skills levels welcome. Classes include: “Play Making - Super Heroes” (ages 5-6 and 8-9), 4 to 5:10 p.m. Mondays; “Original Works - Teens Ensemble Theater” (ages 13-19), 5:15 to 7 p.m. Mondays; “Sing, Groove, Bust a Move!” (ages 18-36 months, with caregiver), Tuesdays noon to 12:45 p.m.; “Sing, Groove, Bust a Move!” (ages 3-5 years, with caregiver), 1 to 1:45 p.m. Tuesdays; “Dance Explosion - All Levels” (ages 6-8), 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays; “Standard Acting - All Levels” (ages 13-19), 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays; “Story Dramatization” (ages 9-14), 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays; “The Joy of Music” (ages 6-8), 4 to 5:25 p.m. Wednesdays; “The Joy of Music” (ages 9-12), 5:30 to 6:55 p.m. Wednesdays; “Dramatic Play - Fairy Tales - All Levels” (ages 6-8), 3:30 to 4:25 p.m. Thursdays; and “Dramatic Play - Choose Your Own Adventure - All Levels” (ages 9-13), 4:30 to 5:25 p.m. Thursdays. Spring session classes will culminate in a showcase of student work on the last day. Information: Willow Norton, 541-758-7827 or email@example.com.
“School’s Out” activities at Clover Ridge — early-release Mondays, April 2 through May 21, Clover Ridge Elementary School, 2953 Clover Ridge Road N.E., Albany. Each day will feature a craft or special guest, a snack and active physical play. Sessions include “It’s All About the Ropes” (learn how to turn jump ropes and Double Dutch jump), “Color Your World” (Jim Johnson introduces the world of painting with watercolors), “Get Your Groove On” (learn to dance break, lock and pop), “Up-Cycled Art” (create a journal or book), “Summer Safety” (Albany Police School Resource Officers will teach bike safety) and “So You Want to be a Millionaire” (OSU Federal Credit Union will teach about saving money). Cost: $10 per week or $55 for all six. Information: 541-917-7777 or www.albanyparksandrecreation.org.
“Writer’s Toolkit: Urgent Memoir” (CRN #46989) — 6 to 8:50 p.m. Mondays for nine weeks beginning April 2, Room 121, LBCC Benton Center, 757 N.W. Polk Ave., Corvallis. In-class prompts will help uncover memories and develop writing voices. Topics include how to bring stories to life on the page, how to structure a memoir, how to write what you don’t remember and how to move stories from the personal to the universal. Instructor: Anne Warren Smith. Cost: $79.50, plus a $5 lab fee. Information: http://sis.linnbenton.edu.
Cuban salsa (Level 1, beginner) — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 3-24, Impulse Bar & Grill, 1425 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis. An introduction to Cuban salsa as well as the beginner motion of Rueda de Casino. No experience required. Cost: $40. Information: www.rumbanana.org.
LBCC spring term line-dance lessons — 6 to 7:20 p.m. Tuesdays for nine weeks beginning April 3, gymnasium, First Baptist Church, 211 E. Vine St., Lebanon. All students must be registered for the class by Monday, April 9. Cost: $48 general, $36 seniors; both also have a $3 lab fee. Information: www.linnbenton.edu.
“Mind/Body Techniques for Managing Stress” (CRN #48016) — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays for eight weeks beginning April 4, LBCC Benton Center, 757 N.W. Polk Ave., Corvallis. Learn a variety of relaxation techniques to maintain good health, increase concentration and reduce stress. SHS Wellness Dollars approved. Instructor: Carolyn Schechtman. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.linnbenton.edu or http://sis.linnbenton.edu.
Broadway jazz dance class (teens and adults) — 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays beginning April 4, Downtown Dance, 223 N.W. Second St., Corvallis. This spring-term class focuses on traditional jazz technique and musical theater choreography. All levels welcome. Information: 541-829-0070 or www.downtowndancecorvallis.com.
Cuban salsa (Level 2-3, advanced beginner) — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 4-25, Impulse Bar & Grill, 1425 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis. The class adds in key foundation motions and develops a sense of timing, leading, following and overall good dance technique. Registration is required since space is limited. Cost: $40. Information: www.rumbanana.org.
“Fundamentals of Acting” (CRN #47644) — 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays for eight weeks beginning April 4, LBCC Benton Center, 757 N.W. Polk Ave., Corvallis. Experience an introduction to acting in a fun and friendly environment, designed for community members ages 16 and up. Instructor: Rod Davidson. Cost: $57. Information: email@example.com or http://sis.linnbenton.edu.
Cuban salsa (Level 4-5, intermediate) — 7:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, April 4-25, Impulse Bar & Grill, 1425 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Complete the last of the basic foundation moves of Cuban salsa. Registration is required since space is limited. Cost: $40. Information: www.rumbanana.org.
Cuban salsa (Level 6, advanced) — 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, April 5-26, Odd Fellows Hall, 223 S.W. Second St., Corvallis. This course requires instructor approval before sign-up. Cost: $40. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.rumbanana.org.
“Introduction to Hip-Hop” (ages 15 and up) — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays beginning April 6, Downtown Dance, 223 N.W. Second St., Corvallis. This spring-term class provides a setting for participants new to dance and/or hip-hop. Information: 541-829-0070 or www.downtowndancecorvallis.com.
Rhythm and hand-drumming class — 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 11 through May 9, 826 N.W. 32nd St., Corvallis. An introduction to exploring fundamental, improvised and cultural rhythms using conga-type drums, the body and other percussion. All instruments provided. Beginners welcome. Instructor: Dave Chiller. Space is limited to five people 18 and older. Cost: $60. Registration/information: 541-757-3606 or www.commonpulse.org.
Japanese art and culture workshops — April 14-18, Yachats Center for Lifelong Learning, 9777 Yachats River Road, Yachats. Workshops are offered in various Japanese techniques of fabric dyeing, basketry, needlework, paper art, calligraphy and more. Schedules/information: www.ycll.org.
AcroYoga Flight School: “Acrobatics and Inversions” — 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, Live Well Studio, 971 N.W. Spruce Ave., No. 101, Corvallis. A workshop exploring exercises that unify body and mind. Some yoga experience recommended, no partner needed. Information: 541-224-6566 or www.livewellstudio.com.
Book discussion and writing workshop celebrating the work of Joyce Carol Oates — 2 p.m. April 28 and May 5, Grass Roots Books & Music, 227 S.W. Second St., Corvallis. Oates is the winner of the inaugural Stone Award for Literary Achievement, presented by Oregon State University. Community members are invited to participate in book discussions. This two-part event will be led by MA and MFA candidates from Oregon State University’s English department. A short story will be discussed Saturday, April 28 and will be used to inspire writing exercises in a Saturday, May 5 writing workshop. Preregistration required; space is limited to 15 participants. Registration/information: 541-754-7668 or email@example.com.
AcroYoga Therapeutic Flying and Thai Massage — 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, Live Well Studio, 971 N.W. Spruce Ave., No. 101, Corvallis. Students will enjoy the yin elements of AcroYoga, including Partner Yoga Flow, Therapeutic Flying Sequences and Thai Massage. Some yoga experience recommended, no partner needed. Information: 541-224-6566 or www.livewellstudio.com.
CORVALLIS PARKS AND RECREATION
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“Discover Scuba” (ages 12 and up) — 5:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays, April 6 through June 8, Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 N.W. Highland Drive, Corvallis. All equipment provided. Instructor: Cressey Merrill. Cost: $30 Corvallis residents, $35 nonresidents.
Toddler music and rhythm (ages 1 1/2 to 3 1/2) — 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, April 4 through April 25, Corl House, Woodland Meadows Park, 3975 N.W. Witham Hill Drive, Corvallis. Instructor Priscilla Vail plays fun musical games with children as they interact with hands-on rhythm instruments, learn basic skills and listen to the instructor play guitar. A parent or guardian must accompany students and are encouraged to participate. Cost: $68 Corvallis residents, $85 nonresidents.
“Guitar: From Apprentice to Polished” (ages 13 and up) — 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, April 3-24, Corl House, Woodland Meadows Park, 3975 N.W. Witham Hill Drive, Corvallis. Students work on pieces of their choice; all levels are welcome. Music provided by instructor Priscilla Vail. Bring guitar and notepad. Beginning students are asked to obtain the instructor’s email from Parks and Recreation to receive a choral handout before the first class. Cost: $68 Corvallis residents, $85 nonresidents.
Teen Tribal belly dance (ages 12-19) — 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, April 2 through June 6, Garfield Elementary School, 1205 N.W. Garfield Ave., Corvallis. The class empowers young women through dance, talking circles and goal-setting. Each girl will learn a basic set of American tribal-style moves. No dance experience necessary. Cost: $70 Corvallis residents, $88 nonresidents.
See “Galileo Galilei” in Portland — Linn-Benton Community College and the Linn-Benton Opera Guild will host a bus ride to the 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 closing performance of Philip Glass’ “Galileo Galilei” at Keller Auditorium in Portland. The bus will leave LBCC’s Benton Center parking lot at 4:30 p.m., arriving at Key Bank in Albany at 4:55, then the Super 8 Motel in Salem at 5:30 before heading to Portland. Round-trip coach fare is $35 per person per opera. Cost for opera tickets is not included, and seating reservations are required. Ticket information: 1-866-739-6737 or www.portlandopera.org. Tour information: Betty Miner, 541-757-8949 or www.linnbenton.edu/go/opera.
Corvallis Community Choir — The Corvallis Community Choir will begin its spring term with rehearsals from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays beginning April 3 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 N.W. Circle Blvd., Corvallis. New members are always welcome. The 50 members of this open-entry, mixed-voice choir gather each week to make music, performing a wide variety from across the choral repertoire. No memorization is required, no audition is needed and no music training is necessary, although it is helpful. CCC offers free performances at community events, assisted living homes and charitable functions throughout the year. Choral director: Dr. David Servias. Accompanist: Alicia Baker. Fee: $50. Some scholarships are available. For more information, contact Janet Converse at 541-753-7660 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the choir’s website at http://corvalliscommunitychoir.us.