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The Corvallis Repertory Singers kicked off the Reformation events with a concert last month. The series of events marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation continues in October and November in Corvallis.

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Local events celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation continue through Dec. 1.

Reformation@500-Corvallis is a campus- and community-wide observance by Oregon State University that probes the depth of Martin Luther’s theological wrestling, the intertwining relationship between religion and civic life, and artistic expressions that accompanied, even promulgated, his reforming ideals.

For a full schedule, go to this website: http://luther-house.org/programs/reformation500. Remaining events include:

• Thursday, 4 p.m., Kurt Hendel presents "Martin Luther: Man, Monk, Scholar, Transformer," Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st St., Corvallis. Hendel is the Bernard, Fischer, Westberg Distinguished Ministry emeritus professor of Reformation history at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

• Friday, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Community Conversation with Hendel, Fireside Room, Grace Lutheran Church. Refreshments will be served.

• Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Ekaterina Lomperis presents "Reforming Our Life in the Body: Martin Luther on Eating, Healing and Marriage," C&E Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center. Lomperis is a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago Divinity School and Fellow at the Martin Marty Institute for Advanced Study of Religion. Refreshments follow.

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• Nov. 17, 7 p.m., screening of "Luther," Milam Auditorium, 2520 SW Campus Way, Corvallis. The film's producer, Chris Stehr, will moderate discussion.

• Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., OSU Symphony Orchestra, Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center. "Our Judeo-Romano-Christian Heritage" includes Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, "Reformation." Under the direction of Marlan Carlson. Tickets: free for students, $22 and up for others, at http://cosusymphony.org/tickets.

• Dec. 1, 7 p.m., screening of "Luther: An Idea that Changed the World," First Baptist Church, 125 NW 10th St., Corvallis. Introduced by Jodi Mammenga of Thrivent Financial. Light refreshments provided.

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