Tuesday: Downtown Corvallis Association Design Committee, 8:30 a.m., 460 SW Madison Ave.

Wednesday: Downtown Corvallis Association Board of Directors, 8:15 a.m., 460 SW Madison Ave.

Thursday: Orchard management workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., farm near Lebanon. Interactive demonstration of pruning techniques for apple and pear trees. Two succeeding classes are set for 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 11 and 25, Oregon State University Linn County Extension Service office, 33630 McFarland Road, Tangent; these classes will focus on site selection for new orchards, pest management and nutrient management. Tuition: $40 per person, or $60 for two partners from the same farm. Registration deadline: Thursday at http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/south-valley/events.

Saturday: Kids Club, 10 a.m. to noon, Michaels, Corvallis Market Center, 1550 NW Ninth St., No. 106. Children will make candy cane decorations. Cost: $2.

Saturday: Make Break, 1 to 3 p.m., Michaels, Corvallis Market Center, 1550 NW Ninth St., No. 106. Make a personalized gift for someone. No cost.

Dec. 19: Free notary public educational seminar, 9 a.m. to noon, Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. The information presented will cover the rules, regulations and best practices for Oregon Notaries Public. Topics will include how to properly identify the signer, what to record in the journal, and the requirements of an Oregon Notarial Certificate. The training meets the education requirements for those applying for a commission. Current notaries also are encouraged to attend to refresh their memories and learn new content. Registration: 503-986-2200 or http://notsem.sos.state.or/us.