The Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center is hosting a community event at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sunflower House, 128 SW Ninth Street.

The literacy center will be moving to new quarters on Northwest Jackson Avenue later this year, but center supporters and other community members hope that the Sunflower House can be saved.

Oregon State University, which owns the land and 1910-era house, plans to build upper-division housing on the site and demolish the Sunflower House.

Tours, snacks and interactive displays will be available at 6 p.m., with a discussion of alternative ideas and design concepts set to start at 7 p.m.

In other public meetings:


• The Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club and Our Children’s Trust are hosting a forum on climate action from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Giving presentations will be Coreal Riday-White of Our Children’s Trust; Cassandra Glaspie, Oregon State University post-doctoral scholar in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife; OSU researcher Froggi VanRiper and members of Corvallis’ Youth Climate Action Now chapter.


• The Philomath Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 980 Applegate St. Commissioners will hold a public hearing on an annexation application from Millersburg Land & Development that aims to add 9.09 acres of land north of Chapel Drive into the city’s stock of land for possible residential development.


• The Benton County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session at 9 a.m. in the county boardrooms, 205 NW Fifth St., Corvallis. The agenda will include presentations from the Open Streets Corvallis team, the Marys River Watershed Council, the county’s auditor and the Housing Opportunities Action Council.

• The Corvallis Public Works Department, 1245 NE Third St., is hosting a 5 p.m. open house on the transportation system plan update. The event is aimed at giving city councilors an opportunity to learn more about the proposal and to ask questions. The public is invited to attend and hear the discussion, but there is no community comments period.

• The Corvallis King Legacy Advisory Board meets at 5:15 p.m. at Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Drive.

• A community forum on “consent vs. coercion” hosted by Corvallis Progressive Events is set for 6 p.m. at Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St.


• The Corvallis Watershed Management Advisory Board meets at 5:15 p.m. at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave.


• The Corvallis Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board meets at 7 a.m. at the Madison room.

March 3

• The League of Women Voters of Corvallis is hosting a forum at 10 a.m. at the library for area members of the Legislature to discuss the current session. Invited are Sen. Sara Gelser and Reps. Andy Olson, Dan Rayfield and Mike Nearman.

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