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This is a community calendar. To accommodate demand for the print edition, we ask that items be brief and include time, date, place, address, admission cost and a contact number for publication. Inclusion of items is at the discretion of the newspaper. Further information is available at 541-758-9524 or jane.stoltz@lee.net.

Assistance

THURSDAY

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide tax preparation assistance will start Feb. 1. Individual tax returns will be prepared during tax season. Free, in-person tax service is open to all, especially those age 50 or over who can't afford paid tax preparation. Local residents can call one of the following numbers for appointments: Albany, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 541-917-7760; Corvallis and Philomath, Mondays through Saturdays, 541-602-5829; Lebanon, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 541-258-4919. Information: 888-227-7669 or www.aarp.org/taxaide.

Emergency food boxes, by appointment, North Corvallis Ministry Center, 5050 NE Elliott Circle. Appointments: 541-220-1040.

Emergency food boxes, 1:30 to 4 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul Society Corvallis Conference Food Pantry, campus of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 501 NW 25th St. No appointment needed. A thrift store is in the same building; proceeds help support the pantry. Information: 541-757-1988, Ext. 317.

Mesa Familiar de Corvallis Family Table, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tunison Community Room, 365 SW Tunison Ave., Corvallis. Program serves free hot, nutritious meals to go, and offers blood pressure and blood sugar screenings.

Stone Soup dinner, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., gymnasium, St. Mary’s Catholic School, 501 NW 25th St., Corvallis. Free meal for those in need.

Cold Weather Men's Shelter, 6 p.m. to 9 a.m., 211 SE Chapman Place, Corvallis. Open seven nights a week for men over 18.

Classes

THURSDAY

Academy for Lifelong Learning, 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis. At 9:30: Jane Cramer presents "Explaining the New Nuclear Arms Race: Necessary? Affordable? Can It Be Avoided?" At 1:30: Steve Zielke and Libby Ramirez present "A New Future for the Arts at Oregon State University." Information: 541-737-9405 or admin@academyforlifelonglearning.org.

“Strength and Endurance,” 10:30 a.m., Recreation Room, North Star Manufactured Housing Community, 2601 NE Jack London St., Corvallis. Full-body, gentle, effective. Cost: $20 per month, or $4 drop in; first class free. Information: 541-754-6554.

"Mixed Metalsmithing Techniques," 6 p.m. eight Thursdays, starting this week, Student Experience Center, 2251 SW Jefferson Ave., Corvallis. Registration: Oregon State University Craft Center, Student Experience Center; 541-737-2937; or https://sli.oregonstate.edu/craft.

"All About Breastfeeding," 6:30 p.m., Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, 3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis. Part II. Supports new mothers in establishing and maintaining lactation. Support partners encouraged to attend.

"Yin Yoga Tuneup," 7 p.m., Live Well Studio, 971 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis. Designed at a slow pace specifically to target tight and stressed tissues with deep, slow stretching. All levels welcome; all props provided. Cost: $18. Information: 541-224-6566 or www.livewellstudio.com.

Events

THURSDAY

Pickleball, 8:30 to 11 a.m., gymnasium, Boys & Girls Club of the Greater Santiam, 305 S. Fifth St., Lebanon. Cost: $3. Information: 541-401-9780 or http://lebanonpickleballclub.weebly.com.

Story time and puppet show, 10:30 a.m., Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. SE. Information: 541-917-7580.

Toddler story time, 10:30 a.m., story time room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Songs and stories for ages 2 and 3. Free tickets available starting at 10 a.m. in the youth area.

Little Bookworm Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m., Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St. Interactive exploration of the world through books, songs, finger play and craft time.

"Understanding Depression," 12:30 p.m., Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. Helen Beaman, older adult behavioral health specialist and mental health services coordinator for Benton and Linn counties, will help participants better understand what depression is, learn about risk factors as adults age, identify coping skills and share community resources.

Youth Game Day, 4:30 p.m., story time room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Drop-in family board game time. Youth 18 and under, and their caregivers, are invited to play board games. Games provided. Caregivers with young children must remain in the game room for supervision.

Texas Hold ’Em, 6 to 10 p.m., Sweet Home Elks Lodge, 440 Osage St. Information: 541-367-3559.

"Weight Loss for the New Year," 6:30 p.m., Nutritional Healing Center, 2721 NW Ninth St., Corvallis. Chiropractic physician Nancy Lach will speak. Free nutritional analysis offered after presentation. RSVP: 541-207-3330 or http://www.nrthealing.com/events.html.

Albany Youth Orchestra ensembles concert, 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 432 SW Ferry St.

Flamenco Pacifico, 7 p.m., Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St. The group is dedicated to bringing the art of flamenco music and dance to audiences.

"Know Your City: Land Use — How Do We Design Our City?," 7 p.m., main meeting room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. Paul Bilotta, Tracy Oulman and Karen Emery will discuss the land use policy answer audience questions. Information: www.lwv.corvallis.or.us.

Talk, 7 p.m., Construction and Engineering Hall, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. Printmaker April Vollmer will present "Mokuhanga in Translation," describing the characteristics of Japanese woodcut that made it essential to the evolution of her work. A reception with Vollmer will precede the talk at 6 p.m. in the Myrtle Tree Alcove outside the auditorium.

Fundraisers

THURSDAY

Book sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friends of the Library Store, Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St.

Government

THURSDAY

Corvallis City Council, 4 p.m., Madison Avenue Meeting Room, 500 SW Madison Ave.

Albany Budget Committee, 6:30 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 333 Broadalbin St. SW. Work session.

Camp Adair Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, 6:30 p.m., Santiam Christian Schools, 7220 Arnold Ave., Adair Village. Information: 541-917-3370.

Neighborhood meeting, 7 p.m., Tunison Community Room, 365 SW Tunison Ave., Corvallis. Following the community survey and land-use planning workshops in 2017 and 2018, the city council initiated a land-use process to change the comprehensive plan and zoning land-use designations of certain properties in the Corvallis Industrial Park neighborhood to RS-20 (high-density residential).

Health

THURSDAY

Corvallis Nutrition Group, 2 p.m., benches by squirrel in front of The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave. Discuss food, diets, supplements, cooking, bargains, budgeting and other nutritional issues. Information: 541-908-6907.

Organizations

THURSDAY

Heart of the Valley Runners, 6 a.m.; meet in the parking lot next to the Midge Cramer Bike Path, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. Information: http://hotvrunners.com.

Kiwanis Club of Corvallis — Sunrisers, 7 a.m., Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Drive, Corvallis. Information: 541-752-2563 or mccannc@pacifier.com.

Albany Duplicate Bridge Club, noon, Two Rivers Market, 250 Broadalbin St. SW, Suite 215. Cost: $5. Information: 541-791-9518.

Kiwanis Club of Albany, noon, Elmer's Restaurant, Albany Plaza, 2802 Santiam Highway SE. Information: 541-740-1257.

Corvallis Bicycle Collective, noon to 6 p.m., 707 NW 11th St., Corvallis. Fix up your bicycle with free use of tools and advice; affordable used bicycles and parts. Information: 541-224-6885 or www.corvallisbikes.org.

Corvallis Lions Club, noon, Papa’s Pizza, 1030 SW Third St. Information: 541-752-1920.

Lebanon Optimist Club, noon, American Legion Post 51, 480 S. Main St. Information: 541-259-4444.

Rotary Club of Corvallis, noon, Corvallis Country Club, 1850 SW Whiteside Drive. Mitzi Montoya, Sara Hart Kimball Dean of the Oregon State University College of Business, will speak. Lunch reservations: lee.strandberg@comcast.net.

Albany Plastic Modelers, 6 p.m., A Step Above Hobbies, 1193 Santiam St. Information: 541-926-1896 or 1945schu@comcast.net.

NoSmartMetersCorvallis, 6 p.m., Old World Deli, 341 SW Second St. The group discusses ideas, issues and strategies. Information: 541-908-6907 or arehkugler@hotmail.com.

Corvallis New Horizons Band, 6:15 p.m. Rehearsals are open to all players. For location, call 541-220-8012 or lisa@corvallisnewhorizons.band.

Corvallis Elks Lodge No. 1413, 7 p.m., 1400 NW Ninth St. Dinner at 5:30. Information: 541-758-0222.

Linn County Ham Radio Group, 7 p.m., sheriff’s office, 1115 Marion St. SE, Albany. Information: 541-924-2446 or www.qsl.net/lcares.

Plan ahead

Fundraiser for families affected by the fire in Paradise, California, 4 p.m. Saturday, Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 NW Ninth St. Re-gifting raffle of new or like-new items; ticket sales start at 4. Community donations of items needed; bring to the lodge by 3 p.m. Chili and cornbread dinner served at 5:30. Information: 541-738-0222.

Senior centers

THURSDAY

Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave. NW — 8 a.m., Quilters; 8:20 a.m., "Discovery of King Tut," OMSI, Portland; 9 a.m., Basic and Creative Calligraphy; 1:30 p.m., Painting with Acrylics; 2 p.m., "Turning Memories into Memoirs."

Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. — 9:15 a.m., Beginning Tai Chi; 10:30 a.m. to noon, open table tennis; noon to 3:45 p.m., open-play board games; 1 p.m., Age-Reversing Essentrics; 1 p.m., Arthritis Foundation Exercise; 1 p.m., china painting.

Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. — 8 a.m., billiards, shuffleboard, snooker, table tennis, Wii bowling; 9 a.m., SHIBA, 541-812-0849; 10 a.m., brain fitness; 11 a.m., Chair Chi; noon, senior meal served; 12:30 p.m., "Understanding Depression;" 1 p.m., Open Painting Enthusiasts Group.

Support groups

THURSDAY

Alcoholics Anonymous:

• 7 a.m., noon, Room 11, First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis.

• 5:30 p.m., upstairs, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd.

• 6:30 p.m., basement, New Life Fellowship, 1412 Applegate St., Philomath.

• 7 p.m., Crossroads Christian Fellowship, 2555 NW Highland Drive., Corvallis.

• 8:30 p.m., Room 125, McNary Hall, 1220 SW Jefferson Way (enter at north side), Corvallis.

Information (24 hours): 541-967-4252 or www.aa-oregon.org.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly OR 1144 Albany, 9:30 a.m., Salvation Army Annex, 345 Columbus St. SE. Information: 541-917-8671.

Narcotics Anonymous:

• Noon, 7 p.m., Room 11, First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5:30 p.m., Hill Street Church of Christ, 1805 Hill St. SE, Albany.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6 p.m., Grant Avenue Baptist Church, 1625 NW Grant Ave., Corvallis. Support and education for sensible, affordable weight loss in a safe environment. Information: basil2001@comcast.net.

Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m., Philomath Community Church, 145 N. 14th St. Ministry designed to display the healing power of Jesus. Participants ask Christ to heal them of various hurts, habits and hang-ups, including chemical addictions, anxiety, depression, past emotional abuse or anger issues. Eight Biblically based principles, 12 steps to recovery, personal testimonies and sharing experiences in small groups. Child care provided. Information: 541-760-8531.

Al-Anon Care and Share meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m., community room (enter from parking lot), First Christian Church, 432 Ferry St. SW, Albany.

Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m., Room 12, Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 333 NW 35th St., Corvallis. Support group for families and friends of alcoholics. Information: 541-967-6262.

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