Legislative candidate Dan Rayfield will host the first of a series of community coffees from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at New Morning Bakery, 219 S.W. Second St.
He plans to hold similar gatherings on the first and third Saturdays of each month until the general election in November.
Rayfield, a Corvallis attorney, is the Democratic nominee for the Dist. 16 seat in the Oregon House, representing Corvallis and Philomath. The seat is currently held by Sara Gelser, who is stepping down to run for the state Senate.
Oregon State University student Jacob Vandever is the Republican nominee in the Dist. 16 race.