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2 Towns Ciderhouse Friday to Friday
The beverages from 2 Towns Ciderhouse are to be featured in two Corvallis tasting events. The locally brewed hard ciders will be sampled at Enoteca Wine Bar on Wednesday, Feb. 23, and at New Morning Bakery on Friday, Feb. 25. (Jesse Skoubo | The Entertainer)

FRIDAY, FEB. 18

ON STAGE

“The Honky Tonk Show,” The Phoenix Players, 6 p.m., runs through March 19, Star Theatre, 989 Juniper St., Junction City. Admission: $10 general (“grub” is extra). Information: 541-998-3862.

“Inherit the Wind,” Corvallis High School Drama Department, 7 p.m., runs through Feb. 27, Corvallis High School, 1400 N.W. Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. Admission: $10 general, $8 students/seniors. Advance tickets available at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis or online at www.corvallistheaters.com. Information: www.corvallistheaters.com.

“King Lear,” National Theatre London HDLIVE, 7 p.m., Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive St., Newport. Admission: $15 general, $12 seniors, $10 students. Information: 541-265-2787 or www.coastarts.org.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” 8 p.m., runs through March 12, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. S.W., Albany. Admission: $13 general, $10 patrons under 18 or over 60. Advance tickets available at Sid Stevens Jewelers in Albany, Rice’s Pharmacy in Corvallis or at the ACT box office 45 minutes before curtain. Information: 541-928-4603 or www.albanycivic.org.

FILM

“The Laramie Project” (2002), 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church, 2945 N.W. Circle Blvd., Corvallis. The film explores the 1998 murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. Admission is free, but refreshments will be sold and donations accepted. All monies raised will go to organizations that support community youth. Information: Michael Molk, 541-752-5218.

POPULAR MUSIC

The Acorn Bros., noon, Benton Center, 757 N.W. Polk Ave., Corvallis. Admission is free. Information: 541-757-8944.

Icicle Creek Piano Trio, noon, Memorial Union Lounge, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Admission is free. Part of the Music a La Carte series.

Nicasio Ralph, Belle Vallee Cellars, 151 N.W. Monroe Ave., Suite 107, Corvallis. Information: 541-575-9463.

Gospel potluck, 6 p.m. potluck, 6:30 p.m. music, Peace Lutheran Church, 2540 Applegate St., Philomath. Enjoy great food and participate in singing classic hymns. Admission is free; all are welcome. Information: Matt Neely, 541-730-9011.

Michael Dane, 6 p.m., fireplace lounge, Gracie’s Sea Hag, 58 E. Hwy. 101, Depoe Bay. Information: 541-765-2734.

The Ingredients Unknown, 8 p.m., Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 N.W. Ninth St., Corvallis. Members of Corvallis High School’s graduating class of 1970 reunite for a free public show in their hometown. The group — which consists of Neal Grandstaff, Michael Day, Michael Hartman and Gary Sinnhuber — rose to prominence at CHS, competing in a national battle of the bands contest and appearing on national TV in 1969. All ages are welcome. Admission is free. Information: mikeday10s@yahoo.com.

Marty Stuart, 8 p.m. through Feb. 19, Chinook Winds Casino Resort, 1777 N.W. 44th St., Lincoln City. Admission: $10-$20 reserved seating. Information: 1-888-624-6228 or www.chinookwindscasino.com.

“Riot in the Clouds,” 10 p.m., Cloud 9, 126 S.W. First St., Corvallis. Featuring girls, liquor and “offensively hip” music. Information: 541-753-9900 or www.dinecloud9.com.

DANCE

Corvallis Contra Weekend, runs through Jan. 20, Gatton Hall, 4515 S.W. West Hills Road, Corvallis. Features two contra bands and two contra callers. Bands and callers include Tidal Wave, Zollo, Diane Silver and Joyce Miller. Register in advance. Registration/information: 541-250-0213, cfs.dance.weekend@gmail.com or http://cfs.peak.org/ccw/2011/overview.php.

Friday night dance, 7 to 9:30 p.m., first three Fridays, Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 N.W. Taylor Ave., Corvallis. Live music by The Syncopators. All ages welcome. Admission: $4 general, $2 students. Information: 541-766-6959.

MISCELLANEOUS

Public symposium: “Song for the Blue Ocean,” 9 a.m., runs through Feb. 19, LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis. The event features nationally recognized authors, scholars and scientists exploring the state of the world’s oceans through science, arts and ethics. Today’s schedule features workshops from 9 a.m. to noon, field reports from 1 to 5 p.m. and a 7 p.m. keynote address by Carl Safina, “Song for the Blue Ocean.” Safina is a prominent ecologist and marine conservationist and president of Blue Ocean Institute, an environmental organization based in New York. Admission is free. Full schedule/information: http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu.

Friday Flights, 5 to 8 p.m., WineStyles, in the Timberhill Shopping Center, 2333 N.W. Kings Blvd., Corvallis. Experience a flight of three red or three white wines poured simultaneously to sample and experience similarities and differences. Information: 541-738-9463.

Photographer reception: Ralph Elliott, 5 to 7 p.m., Sam’s Station, 1210 N.W. 28th St., Corvallis. Features a brief talk by the artist and music by Grooveology. The Oregon landscape photographer’s work will be on display through February. Information: 541-745-5533.

Wine tasting, 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays, First Alternative South Store, 1007 S.E. Third St., Corvallis. Light appetizers and good company. Information: 541-753-3115.

“After Dark,” 9 p.m., Dixon Recreation Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis. A night of free festivities and food. Admission is free.

“Terry-oke” karaoke with Terry Geil, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Woody’s Bar & Grill, 10 W. First St., Halsey. Information: 541-369-2285.

SATURDAY, FEB. 19

ON STAGE

“Nixon in China,” The Met: Live in HD, 10 a.m., Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive St., Newport. Admission: $20 general, $17 seniors, $10 students. Information: 541-265-ARTS or www.coastarts.org.

“The Honky Tonk Show,” The Phoenix Players, 6 p.m., runs through March 19, Star Theatre, 989 Juniper St., Junction City. Admission: $10 general (“grub” is extra). Information: 541-998-3862.

“An Evening with Mark Twain,” 7 p.m., Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 N.E. Hwy. 101, Lincoln City. Kurt Sutton stars as author Mark Twain. Admission: $10 general, free for children with a paying adult. Information: 541-994-9994 or www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org.

“Bridge of the Gods,” Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre, 7 p.m., Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria. Admission: $12 general, $8 students/seniors. Information: 503-325-5922 or www.liberty-theater.org.

“The Hillsboro Story,” 7 p.m., Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive St., Newport. Presented by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and the Artists Repertory Theatre. Admission: $12 general, $8 OCCA members, $5 students. Information: 541-265-2787 or www.coastarts.org.

“Inherit the Wind,” Corvallis High School Drama Department, 7 p.m., runs through Feb. 27, Corvallis High School, 1400 N.W. Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. Admission: $10 general, $8 students/seniors. Advance tickets available at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis or online at www.corvallistheaters.com. Information: www.corvallistheaters.com.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” 8 p.m., runs through March 12, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. S.W., Albany. Admission: $13 general, $10 patrons under 18 or over 60. Advance tickets available at Sid Stevens Jewelers in Albany, Rice’s Pharmacy in Corvallis or at the ACT box office 45 minutes before curtain. Information: 541-928-4603 or www.albanycivic.org.

FILM

“Peter Pan” (1924), 11 a.m., Bijou Theatre, 1624 N.E. Hwy. 101, Lincoln City. A popular silent adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s well-known tale. Admission: $2. Information: 541-994-8255 or www.cinemalovers.com.

Eco-Film Festival: “A Sea Change,” 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Admission is free, but a donation of $5 per individual, $10 per family or canned goods for the local Corvallis Food Bank are welcome. Information: www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org.

POPULAR MUSIC

Piano Master Class with Stephen Beus, 2 p.m., Benton Center, 757 N.W. Polk Ave., Corvallis.  The public is invited to a teaching master class and discussion with Beus in Benton Hall Room 303. Admission: free. Information: 541-752-2361 or oregonstate.edu/cla/music.

Michael Dane, 6 p.m., fireplace lounge, Gracie’s Sea Hag, 58 E. Hwy. 101, Depoe Bay. Information: 541-765-2734.

Angries, Fjords, The Bombpops, 7 to 10 p.m., The Wake, Corvallis. RSVP for directions: angriesrock@hotmail.com.

Philip Gelb, 7 p.m., The Arts Center, 700 S.W. Madison Ave., Corvallis. Part of The Arts Center and OSU’s Between the Cracks Performance Series. Admission: $10 general, $5 Arts Center members, free for students with ID. Information: 541-754-1551 or  www.theartscenter.net.

Jeff Lesmeister, 7 p.m., Enoteca Wine Bar, 136 S.W. Washington Ave., Corvallis. Information: 541-758-9095.

Marty Stuart, 8 p.m., Chinook Winds Casino Resort, 1777 N.W. 44th St., Lincoln City. Admission: $10-$20 reserved seating. Information: 1-888-624-6228 or www.chinookwindscasino.com.

Parish Gap, 9 to 11 p.m., Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1915 N.E. Four Acre Place, Corvallis. An after-party follows the performance.

DANCE

Corvallis Contra Weekend, runs through Jan. 20, Gatton Hall, 4515 S.W. West Hills Road, Corvallis. Features two contra bands and two contra callers. Bands and callers include Tidal Wave, Zollo, Diane Silver and Joyce Miller. Register in advance. Registration/information: 541-250-0213, cfs.dance.weekend@gmail.com or http://cfs.peak.org/ccw/2011/overview.php.

Corvallis swing/blues dance, 7 p.m. swing lesson, 8 to 10 p.m. swing dance, 10 to 11:30 p.m. blues dance, Odd Fellows Hall, 223 S.W. Second St., Corvallis. Admission: $5-$7 for the entire night. Information: www.corvallisswing.com.

High Steppin’ Country February dance, 7 p.m. (with 7:30 p.m. line-dance lesson and 8:30 p.m. couples-dance lesson), Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 N.W. Ninth St., Corvallis. Music: Rockin’ Robyn’s Dance & DJ. Admission: $5 High Steppin’ Country members, $6 nonmembers, $4 patrons over 18 with student or military ID, $2 patrons under 18. Information: Diane Sprenger, 541-491-3606 or sprengersh@centurytel.net; Vickie Green, 541-926-1159 or hotcountry@comcast.net; or Dee Wendler, 503-682-7547 or wendled@pdx.edu.

Lebanon Square Circlers square dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Lebanon IOOF Hall, 20 Ash St., Lebanon. All square dancers are welcome; the public may come and watch for free. No partner required. Admission: $4 per person, $10 for a family of three or more. Information: 541-258-7769 or www.squarecirclers.org.

FAMILY

Story time, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays through May, Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E., Albany. Information: 541-917-7583.

Story time, 11 a.m. Saturdays, Borders, 777 N.W. Ninth St., Corvallis. Information: 541-738-0580.

Family karaoke, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, Pizza King, 231 Lyon St. S.E., Albany.

MISCELLANEOUS

Seedling sale/“Goods from the Local Woods” sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany. Features a range of native wood craft goods, including flooring, clocks, bowls, bird boxes and more. An information table will be available to view samples, see pictures and read information about the seedlings. An OSU Extension-trained Master Woodland Manager will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. Portions of the money earned will be used to help fund the Linn County Chapter’s educational programs for youth in Linn County. Information: 541-766-6750 or http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton.

Indoor winter market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 9, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 S.W. 53rd St., Corvallis. Music: Roy Rowland. Information: corvallisindoorwintermarket@gmail.com or http://corvallisindoorwintermarket.blogspot.com.

Public symposium: “Song for the Blue Ocean,” 9 a.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis. The event features nationally recognized authors, scholars and scientists exploring the state of the world’s oceans through science, arts and ethics. Today’s schedule features the Oceans Activist and Marine Science Fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., a Marine Science hands-on learning event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., “Ocean Wisdoms: Braiding Science and Humanities” from 9 to 11 a.m., literary readings from “Songs for the Blue Ocean” from 11 a.m. to noon (with music by Shanghaied on the Willamette), and Julie Whitty’s “Our Deep Blue Home” plenary address at 1 p.m. Whitty is an author and activist. Admission is free. Full schedule/information: http://springcreek.oregonstate.edu.

Wine tasting, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wineopolis, on the riverfront in the Water Street Market building, 151 N.W. Monroe Ave., Suite 103, Corvallis. Sample two or three wines from around the world. Try something new and hard to find, and learn the back stories behind their production. Information: 541-738-1600.

Wine tasting, noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Avalon Wine, 201 S.W. Third St., Corvallis. Fine Oregon and Northwest wines, with an occasional European selection. Information: 541-752-7418.

Wine tasting, noon to 5 p.m., Marks Ridge Winery, 29255 Berlin Road, Sweet Home. Information: 541-367-3292 or www.marksridge.com.

Wine tasting: “Cheap & Cheerful,” 1 to 4 p.m., The Wine Place, U.S. 101 and W. Fourth St., Yachats. Sarah Mader of Gravel Road Wines returns for this tasting of easy-on-the-budget wines. Information: 541-547-5275 or www.iloveoregonwine.com.

Lecture: Diane Disse: “Discovering Mary Bensell Through Research and Imagination,” 2 p.m., Carriage House, Lincoln County Historical Society, 545 S.W. Ninth St., Lincoln City. Disse has written a new historical novel, “The Edge” about Mary Bensell, who traveled with her husband, Clark Sturtevant, by ship from New York to Oregon by way of Nicaragua in 1865. Admission is free. Information: 541-265-7509 or www.oregoncoasthistory.org.

“Mindful Eating,” 3 to 4 p.m., community room, First Alternative South Store, 1007 S.E. Third St., Corvallis. Uncover hidden roots of eating habits and get the necessary tools to break them. Admission is free. Information: 541-753-3115.

Saketini Saturday, 3 p.m., Enoteca Wine Bar, 136 S.W. Washington Ave., Corvallis. Information: 541-758-9095.

Blind Pinot tasting, 4 to 7 p.m., WineStyles, in the Timberhill Shopping Center, 2333 N.W. Kings Blvd., Corvallis. Try several different Pinot Noirs without benefit of seeing labels. Admission: $7 general, $2 wine-club members. Information: 541-738-9463.

“Hmong Night” (Hmong New Year Celebration), 6 to 9 p.m., Memorial Union Ballroom, Oregon State University, Corvallis. There will an estimated 254 guests in attendance. The event is based on various cultural aspects of Hmong.

Author visit: Cheryl Strayed, 7 p.m., Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 N.W. Beach Drive, Newport. Strayed’s award-winning stories and essays have appeared in such periodicals as The Sun, Washington Post Magazine, New York Times Magazine and Allure. Her personal essays, “Heroin/e” and “The Love of My Life,” were both selected for inclusion in the Best American Essays collections of 2000 and 2003, respectively. Her 2006 novel, “Torch,” was a finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award and selected by the Oregonian as one of the top ten books by Pacific Northwest authors. An open-mic will follow the event. Admission: $6 general, free for students. Information: http://writersontheedge.org.

“Wild Women, Recite!,” 7:30 p.m., River Gallery of Independence, 184 S. Main St., Independence. An evening of poetry held in conjuction with the “Wild Women” art show running through Feb. 27. This year’s event features poetry readings, book-signings by Oregon poets Jennifer Richter and Penelope Scambly Schott and an open-mic reading. Admission is free. Information: 503-838-6171 or www.rivergalleryart.com.

SUNDAY, FEB. 20

ON STAGE

“Inherit the Wind,” Corvallis High School Drama Department, 2 p.m., runs through Feb. 27, Corvallis High School, 1400 N.W. Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. Admission: $10 general, $8 students/seniors. Advance tickets available at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis or online at www.corvallistheaters.com. Information: www.corvallistheaters.com.

“Nick Tickle, Fairytale Detective,” LBCC Performing Arts Department, 3 p.m. (also Feb. 26, which will be ASL-interpreted as a benefit for the Performing Arts Foundation scholarship fund), Russell Tripp Performance Center, Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany. Admission: $9 general, $7 children under 18. Information: 541-917-4531 or www.linnbenton.edu/go/tickets.

FILM

Crossroads International Film Festival, 1, 4:30, 6:30 and 8:15 p.m., runs Sundays through February, Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. Fourth St., Corvallis.  Discussions, special cultural activities or food demonstrations will accompany some of the screenings. Admission: $8 general, $6 children or students with ID at the door. The festival is a fundraiser for OSU’s Crossroads International. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/international/crossroads/crossroads-international-film-festival.

On the schedule:

• “A Peck on the Cheek” (Tamil and Sinhala with English subtitles), 1 p.m. A powerful tale about adandonment and reunion, which leads a family to war-ravaged Sri Lanka. Native Sri Lankan Veranjala Hindgolla will lead a discussion about the ravages of war in her home country following the film.

• “The Great Match” (Kazajo, Tamashek and Tupi with English subtitles), 4:30 p.m. A global comedy about the attempts of tribal groups around the world to watch the 2002 World Cup final.

• “Buddy” (Norwegian with English subtitles), 6:30 p.m. A Norwegian comedy/drama which takes the audience into the lives of three guys who end up on television with convoluted consequences. Winner of the 2004 Norway Best Film Award.

• “Arabia” (U.S.A.; IMAX travelogue documentary), 8:15 p.m. The documentary follows charismatic 22-year-old Arabian filmmaking student Hamzah Jamjoom as he returns home from Chicagoís De Paul University to make a film about his native culture. Sponsored by the Saudi Arabia Students Association.

“Sometimes a Great Notion” (1970), 7 p.m. through Feb. 21, Bijou Theatre, 1624 N.E. Hwy. 101, Lincoln City. Paul Newman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel, which is set in Lincoln County. Part of the Bijou’s Winter Film series. Admission: $7.50 general, 7 students/seniors/Oregon Coast Council of the Arts members. Information: 541-994-8255 or www.cinemalovers.com.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Corvallis-OSU Piano International: Stephen Beus, 4 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Part of the Corvallis-OSU Piano International series. Admission: $20 advance, $25 at the door, free for OSU students with ID and for students aged 8 to 18. Advance tickets are available at Beard’s Framing, Gracewinds Music, Grass Roots Books & Music and Rice’s Pharmacy, all in Corvallis; or via www.ticketsoregon.com. Information: 541-752-2361 or http://oregonstate.edu/cla/music.

POPULAR MUSIC

Michael Dane, 6 p.m., fireplace lounge, Gracie’s Sea Hag, 58 E. Hwy. 101, Depoe Bay. Information: 541-765-2734.

Strings of Time, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant, 2306 Heritage Way S.E., Albany. Easy-listening standards by father-and-son guitar duo. Information: 541-967-9488 or www.stringsoftime.com.

DANCE

Corvallis Contra Weekend, Gatton Hall, 4515 S.W. West Hills Road, Corvallis. Features two contra bands and two contra callers. Bands and callers include Tidal Wave, Zollo, Diane Silver and Joyce Miller. Register in advance. Registration/information: 541-250-0213, cfs.dance.weekend@gmail.com or http://cfs.peak.org/ccw/2011/overview.php.

MISCELLANEOUS

Wine tasting, noon to 5 p.m., Marks Ridge Winery, 29255 Berlin Road, Sweet Home. Information: 541-367-3292 or www.marksridge.com.

Sports Fan Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m., WineStyles, in the Timberhill Shopping Center, 2333 N.W. Kings Blvd., Corvallis. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer and watch the game on a big-screen TV. Information: 541-738-9463.

Saketini Sunday, 3  p.m., Enoteca Wine Bar, 136 S.W. Washington Ave., Corvallis. Information: 541-758-9095.

Anime Club meeting, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E., Albany. For fans of Japanese animation aged 11 and up. Members meet monthly to play “Yu-Gi-Oh” or other games, share  books, display original artwork, practice drawing in the Japanese style and meet others with similar interests. Participants are encouraged to come in costume and to bring snack foods and drinks to share. Admission is free; no registration is necessary. Information: Doris Hicks, 541-791-0015 or doris.hicks@cityofalbany.net.

MONDAY, FEB. 21

FILM

“In Pursuit of a Dream,” 1 p.m., Pix Theatre, 321 Second Ave. S.W., Albany. “Pursuit” tells the story of 24 students traveling on the Oregon-California trail, learning about history and life. Sponsored by the Albany Regional Museum. Admission is free. Information: www.armuseum.com.

“Imagining the Unimaginable,” 4 to 5 p.m., Autzen House, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Features hand-painted animation by Shelly Jordon, Center Research Fellow, OSU Art Department.

“Sometimes a Great Notion” (1970), 7 p.m., Bijou Theatre, 1624 N.E. Hwy. 101, Lincoln City. Paul Newman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel, which is set in Lincoln County. Part of the Bijou’s Winter Film series. Admission: $7.50 general, 7 students/seniors/Oregon Coast Council of the Arts members. Information: 541-994-8255 or www.cinemalovers.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

Lecture: Marissa Chappell and Daniel Pearson, “Mis-Remembering the Civil Rights Movement,” 10 a.m., Moreland Auditorium, Benton County Historical Society & Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath. The lecture’s full title is “Mis-Remembering the Civil Rights Movement: The Public Role of Historians.” Part of the 2011 Benton Lecture Series, which this year features “New Directions in Public History.” Admission: $5 general, free to museum members. Information: 541-929-6230 or www.bentoncountymuseum.org.

Writers on the River: “Self-Publishing,” 6:30 p.m., annex, First Presbyterian Church, 114 S.W. Eighth St., Corvallis. Writers on the River’s February meeting features local authors who have taken the path of self-publishing.

Willamette Poker Tour, 7 p.m. Mondays, Starlite Sports Bar, 638 Main St., Lebanon.

TUESDAY, FEB. 22

ON STAGE

“Illumination Project,” 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Room F-104, Forum building, Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany. The interactive theater focuses on social justice topics. This project’s topic is racism. The interactive format allows the audience to step in and intervene when the characters need an advocate. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Information: LBCC Diversity Achievement Center, 541-917-4461 or dac@linnbenton.edu.

POPULAR MUSIC

Corridos with Jim Garcia, 5 to 7 p.m., Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez, 1969 N.W. A St., Corvallis. Enchiladas and refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Information: 541-737-3790.

Corvallis Community Choir rehearsals, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 N.W. Circle Blvd., Corvallis. Newcomers welcome. No audition. No experience necessary. Director: Shayne Flock. Accompanist: Beth Atchley. Cost: $50 per 12-week term. Information: Janet Converse, 541-753-7660 or j.converse@comcast.net.

DANCE

Beginner line-dance class, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 N.W. Ninth St., Corvallis. Cost: $3. Information: 541-758-7341 or www.robbiehalvorson.net.

Beginning adult ballet classes, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Cascade Performing Arts Center, 800 Harrison St., Lebanon. Admission: $5 per hour. Information: 541-258-2572 or  541-401-9780.

Cuban salsa, 7:30 to 10 p.m., Tuesdays, Impulse Bar & Grill, 1425 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Reggaeton. Patrons under 21 may attend until 9 p.m. Admission is free. Information: www.rumbanana.org.

Salsa dance, 8 to 10 p.m., Women’s Building room 112, Oregon State University. Information: osucasineros@lists.oregonstate.edu.

FAMILY

Toddler story time, 10 a.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Information: 541-766-6794.

Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Monroe Community Library, 668 Commercial St., Monroe.

Story time with puppet show, 10:30 a.m., Downtown Carnegie Library, 302 Ferry St. S.W., Albany. Information: 541-917-7588.

Bedtime story time, 7 p.m., Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath. Information: 541-929-3016.

MISCELLANEOUS

Open house/book-signing party: Ruby Lewis, 4 to 7 p.m., Pizza King Restaurant, 231 Lyon St., Albany. Lewis will autograph copies of her new book, “A Taste of Italy: My Favorite Soups.” Included in the festivities will be wine sampling, sponsored by the Airlie Winery, and an array of homemade soups, cupcakes and Italian sodas. Books may be purchased on-site or online at www.pizzakingalbany.com.

Tuesday Night Trivia (winter league), 6 to 8 p.m., WineStyles, in the Timberhill Shopping Center, 2333 N.W. Kings Blvd., Corvallis. Form a team of two or more players (must be over 21) and join the fun. Fourth match of winter league. Cost: $10 per team for the league. Information: 541-738-9463.

Girls Night Out!, Knit Night, 7 p.m., Enoteca Wine Bar, 136 S.W. Washington Ave., Corvallis. Free appetizers. Information: 541-758-9095.

“Terry-oke” karaoke with Terry Geil, 7 to 11 p.m., Woody’s Bar & Grill, 10 W. First St., Halsey. Information: 541-369-2285.

Live national trivia quiz show, 9 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1915 N.E. Four Acre Place, Corvallis. Teams or individuals welcome. Information: 541-758-2204.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra: “Twilight of the Gods,” 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Admission: $15-$30 reserved. Information: 541-758-6822, www.cosusymphony.org or www.ticketsoregon.com.

POPULAR MUSIC

Jefferson Jammers, 6 to 10 p.m., Morningstar Grange, Morningstar Road, Millersburg. Classic rock and country. Information: 541-327-9882.

The Brand, 7 p.m. every other Wednesday, Peacock Bar & Grill East, 76 E. Sherman St., Lebanon. Information: 541-451-2027.

DANCE

Albany senior dance, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Albany Eagles Lodge, 127 Broadalbin St., Albany. Admission: $3.

Argentine tango classes, 7:15 p.m., Peter Gysegem’s Studio, Corvallis. Cost: $5. Information: 541-231-7330 or peter@gysegem.com.

Belly dance, 8 p.m., Old World Deli, 341 S.W. Second St., Corvallis. Information: 541-752-8549 or www.corvallisbellydance.org.

FAMILY

Infant story time, 10 a.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Information: 541-766-6794.

Preschool story time, 10 to 10:30 a.m., Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate St., Philomath.

Story time with puppet show, 10:30 a.m., Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E.

MISCELLANEOUS

Lecture: Larry Merculieff, “The True Intelligence of the Real Human Being,” 9 to 11 a.m., Calapooia Room, Werner University Center, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. This youth presentation for King’s Valley Charter School students will focus on the major elements of the visiting Arctic speaker’s traditional upbringing from age 4to 13. It will be followed later in the day by a community forum, “Indigenous Elder Wisdom for Modern Times: Why It Is Needed to Shift Paradigms That Are Pushing Earth’s Life Support Systems to the Edge,” at 3 p.m. in the center’s Oregon Room. A reception will follow from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Beer and Blog, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Cloud 9, 126 S.W. First St., Corvallis. Local bloggers and tweeters meet to commiserate and network. Information: 541-753-9900.

Lecture: Dr. John C. Hammerback, “To Enable Common People to Do Uncommon Things,” 5:30 p.m., Room 211, Instructional Technology Center, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. The full title of the lecture is “To Enable CommonPeople to Do Uncommon Things: The Rhetorical Career of Cesar Chavez.” The lecture is part of the Hamersly Library’s “In His Own Words: The Life and Work of Cesar Chavez,” an exhibition of photographs and autobiographical reflections running through March 21. Information: 503-838-8419.

After-hours gallery party, 5 to 7 p.m., Backstreet Gallery & Cooperative, 1421 Bay St., Florence. Features live music, appetizers and the opportunity to mingle with artists, including featured artist Jane Rincon. Information: 541-997-8980.

Poetry slam, 6:30 p.m., meeting room, Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E., Albany. Poets will perform their work live before judges selected from the audience. Poets wishing to read their original writings aloud should arrive a few minutes early to sign in. Registration to read will be done only at the door and will close at 6:25 p.m. Each poet will be given up to three minutes to perform an original poem written in any style on any subject. High scorers will be asked to read a second poem. Poets may not use props, costumes or musical instruments. Emphasis is on writing and performance. Admission is free. Information: LaRee Bates, 541-791-0112 or laree.bates@cityofalbany.net.

Cider tasting, 7 p.m., Enoteca Wine Bar, 136 S.W. Washington Ave., Corvallis. Features 2 Towns Ciderhouse. Cost: $10 per person. Information: 541-758-9095.

Lecture: Jennifer Burney, “Food’s Footprint: Agriculture and Climate Change,” 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis. The Stanford University researcher in the Program on Food Security and the Environment will examine the effects of the “green revolution” in agricultural production on greenhouse gas emissions over the past 50 years. Part of the “Food for Thought” community lecture series. Information: http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/orb.

Live DJ karaoke/“Guitar Hero,” 9 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, Applebeeís Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1915 N.E. Four Acre Place, Corvallis. Features DJ Stoltz. Sing your favorite songs with friends or become the next “Guitar Hero.” Information: 541-758-2204.

THURSDAY, FEB. 24

ON STAGE

“The Honky Tonk Show,” The Phoenix Players, 6 p.m., runs through March 19, Star Theatre, 989 Juniper St., Junction City. Admission: $10 general (“grub” is extra). Information: 541-998-3862.

“Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” Western Oregon University Theater and Dance Dept., 7:30 p.m., runs through March 5, Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Admission: $12 general, $10 seniors, $7 students. Information: 503-838-8462.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” 8 p.m., runs through March 12, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. S.W., Albany. Admission: $13 general, $10 patrons under 18 or over 60. This performance is a special benefit for the Albany Kiwanis, which uses the proceeds for ACT projects. Advance tickets available at Sid Stevens Jewelers in Albany or at the door when seats remain. Information: 541-928-4603 or www.albanycivic.org.

POPULAR MUSIC

Michael Dane, 6 p.m., fireplace lounge, Gracie’s Sea Hag, 58 E. Hwy. 101, Depoe Bay. Information: 541-765-2734.

Blues jam, 7 to 10 p.m. every other Thursday, Peacock Bar & Grill East, 76 E. Sherman St., Lebanon. Featuring Kendall Lee and the Roadhouse Blues Band. No cover. Information: 541-451-2027.

DANCE

Line dance, couples dance lessons and open dancing, 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays, Albany Eagles Lodge, 127 Broadalbin St. N.W., Albany. Cost: $4. All are welcome. Information: 541-926-1159.

Family-friendly swing dance lessons, Philomath Middle School, 2021 Chapel Drive, Philomath. Information: 541-929-3180.

FAMILY

Preschool story time, 10 a.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Information: 541-766-6793.

Story time with puppet show, 10:30 a.m., Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E., Albany. Information: 541-917-7591.

MISCELLANEOUS

Community forum: Larry Merculieff, “Indigenous Elder Wisdom for Modern Times,” 1 p.m., Room 215, Natural Sciences Building; 3 p.m., Columbia Room, Werner University Center, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. The full title of the forum is “Indigenous Elder Wisdom for Modern Times: Why It Is Needed to Shift Paradigms That Are Pushing Earth’s Life Support Systems to the Edge.”

Native American regalia, 5 to 7 p.m., Memorial Union ballroom, Oregon State University, Corvallis. The regalia’s significance and history will be presented. There will also be an exhibit of works by Native American artists. Presented by the Native American Longhouse. Information: 541-737-2738.

Wine tasting, 5 to 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, First Alternative North Store, 2855 N.W. Grant Ave., Corvallis. Features music and light appetizers. Information: 541-452-3115.

Wine tasting, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., WineStyles, in the Timberhill Shopping Center, 2333 N.W. Kings Blvd., Corvallis. Features 3 Fools Winery. The winemaker will be on hand to pour and discuss. Samples include the winery’s 2008 and 2009 Pinot Noirs, their sold-out Gewurtztraminer, and barrel samples of the 2009 Del Rio. Admission: $7 general, $2 wine-club members. Information: 541-738-9463.

Chocolate Truffle Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Enoteca Wine Bar, 136 S.W. Washington Ave., Corvallis. Free truffles. Information: 541-758-9095.

Lecture: Erik Parens, “Technologically Shaping Selves: Ethics and the Pursuit of Enhancement,” 7 p.m., Room 102, Owen Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Part of OSU’s Ideas Matter 2011 series. Admission is free. Information: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/philosophy.

FRIDAY, FEB. 25

ON STAGE

“The Honky Tonk Show,” The Phoenix Players, 6 p.m., runs through March 19, Star Theatre, 989 Juniper St., Junction City. Admission: $10 general (ìgrubî is extra). Information: 541-998-3862.

“Inherit the Wind,” Corvallis High School Drama Department, 7 p.m., runs through Feb. 27, Corvallis High School, 1400 N.W. Buchanan Ave., Corvallis. Admission: $10 general, $8 students/seniors. Advance tickets available at Gracewinds Music in Corvallis or online at www.corvallistheaters.com. Information: www.corvallistheaters.com.

“The Comedy of Errors,” Corvallis Community Theatre, 7:30 p.m., runs through March 6, Majestic Theatre, 115 S.W. Second St., Corvallis. Admission: $12 general, $10 seniors over 65 or students undr 18 with a student ID. Information: 541-738-7469 or www.corvalliscommunitytheatre.org.

“Les Liaisons Dangereuses,” Western Oregon University Theater and Dance Dept., 7:30 p.m., runs through March 5, Rice Auditorium, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth. Admission: $12 general, $10 seniors, $7 students. Information: 503-838-8462.

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Albany Civic Theater, 8 p.m., runs through March 12, Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. S.W., Albany. Admission: $13 general, $10 patrons under 18 or over 60. Advance tickets available at Sid Stevens Jewelers in Albany, Riceís Pharmacy in Corvallis or at the ACT box office 45 minutes before curtain. Information: 541-928-4603 or www.albanycivic.org.

FILM

Eco-Film Festival: “Addicted to Plastic,” 7:30 p.m., Odd Fellows Hall, 223 S.W. Second St., Corvallis. The film will be preceded by “Ant Bully” at 6 p.m. as part of the Children’s Film Festival/Parents Night Out. Admission is free, but a donation of $5 per individual, $10 per family or canned goods for the local Corvallis Food Bank are welcome. Information: www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org.

POPULAR MUSIC

Michael Dane, 6 p.m., fireplace lounge, Gracie’s Sea Hag, 58 E. Hwy. 101, Depoe Bay. Information: 541-765-2734.

The Nettles, Adam Scramstad, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Part of the Best Cellar Coffeehouse series. Admission:$2-$10 on a sliding scale.

“Riot in the Clouds,” 10 p.m., Cloud 9, 126 S.W. First St., Corvallis. Featuring girls, liquor and ìoffensively hipî music. Information: 541-753-9900 or www.dinecloud9.com.

DANCE

MISCELLANEOUS

Newport Seafood and Wine Festival, 2 to 9 p.m., runs through Feb. 27, adjacent to the Rogue Ales Warehouse, 2320 OSU Drive, Newport. A weekend of wine, culinary wonders, seafood, and arts and crafts. Presented by Spirit Mountain Casino. Admission: $10 Friday, $15 Saturday, $5 Sunday. Information: 1-800-262-7844 or www.newportchamber.org.

Friday Flights, 5 to 8 p.m., WineStyles, in the Timberhill Shopping Center, 2333 N.W. Kings Blvd., Corvallis. Experience a flight of three red or three white wines poured simultaneously to sample and experience similarities and differences. Information: 541-738-9463.

Wine tasting, 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays, First Alternative South Store, 1007 S.E. Third St., Corvallis. Light appetizers and good company. Information: 541-753-3115.

SafeHaven Humane Society: “De-Sex in the City” dinner and dessert auction, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany. The “spay-ghetti” dinner and dessert auction benefits the Cats Count program. Admission: $20 general, $12 children under 12 (advance); $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available at SafeHaven Humane Society in Albany. Information: 541-928-2879 or www.safehavenhumane.com.

Tasting: 2 Towns Ciderhouse, 6 to 8 p.m., New Morning Bakery, 219 S.W. Second St., Corvallis. Sample the cider, meet its producers and enjoy some bakery refreshments. Information: 541-357-8301 or www.2townsciderhouse.com.

Poetry reading: Peter Sears and Henry Hughes, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Union Journey Room, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Sears is the author of the poetry collection “Green Diver.” Hughes’  “Moist Meridian” is a finalist for the 2011 Oregon Book Award. The reading will be followed by a Q&A session and book-signing. Part of the OSU Literary Northwest Series, co-sponsored by the MFA Program in Creative Writing and the OSU Bookstore. Admission is free.

“Terry-oke” karaoke with Terry Geil, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Woody's Bar & Grill, 10 W. First St., Halsey. Information: 541-369-2285.

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