The Oregon Heritage of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is offering grants for the construction or restoration of veterans and war memorials. Local governments and federally recognized tribes are eligible to apply for work on monuments on public-owned properties. New monuments should acknowledge veterans and wars not already recognized in the community. Grants for restoration can be used for broken monuments, missing elements of monuments, or the related design elements of monuments for veterans or wars. Grants also can fund the addition of elements to existing monuments. Projects must include the active participation of a veteran organization. For more information, visit www.oregonheritage.org, or contact Kuri Gill 503-986-0685 or Kuri.email@example.com.
“Fall Sing: A Tribute to Veterans,” 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis. The Oregon State University choral program concert will feature the OSU Meistersingers, Bella Voce and the OSU Chamber Choir. The program will include Eric Whitacre’s new arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Stephen Paulus and Michael Dennis Browne’s “Hymn for America” and Salem-based composer and OSU graduate Joshua Rist’s “Witness.” Rist is a Corvallis native who completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education at OSU. His music is published by Walton, Colla Voce, earthsongs and MusicSpoke, and has been performed by universities, honor choirs and high schools throughout the United States and abroad. The program also includes choral favorites by Eriks Esenvalds, Kim Andre Arnesen, Vijay Singh, Rollo Dilworth, John Leavitt and others. General admission tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. OSU students with ID and K-12 youth will be admitted free. Corvallis Arts for All discounts are available, valid for up to two $5 tickets with SNAP card (no advance purchase, subject to availability). Advance tickets are available at http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/sacevents.
Screening of "Top Secret Rosies: The Female 'Computers' of World War II," 1 p.m., Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St. The movie will be shown on the big screen. Free popcorn; 50-cent sodas.
USO Nightclub, 7 p.m., Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis. Live music by Amos True and the Easy Targets; cocktails by 4 Spirits Distillery. Cost: free for veterans, $8 for non-veterans.
Free preventive care for veterans' pets, 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m., Paws Animal Hospital, 1775 S. Main St., Lebanon. The business will offer core vaccines, de-worming, heartworm testing and a one-month supply of flea prevention for veterans' pets. Proof of service must be shown, and there is a limit of one pet per veteran.
"The World War I Armistice Centennial," 7 p.m., main meeting room, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave. A public forum on militarism, neo-colonialism and imperialism. Public discussion of how to confront imperialism using various strategies. Hosted by the Veterans For Peace Linus Pauling Chapter and the Benton County Democratic Socialists of America. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evening for Veterans, 5:30 p.m., Corvallis Elks Lodge, 1400 NW Ninth St. Veterans and their immediate families will be served a complete spaghetti dinner compliments of the lodge. Others can purchase a dinner for $8. Each veteran will be recognized and honored. The Elks motto is “So long as there are veterans, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”
History Bites, noon, Albany Regional Museum, 136 Lyon St. S. "SAGE: America’s Defense in Albany’s Backyard." Dennis Emerson will speak on the Adair Air Force Station and its role in the Cold War defense of the United States. Emerson is a board member of Adair Living History and a retired USAF officer who lived at Adair AFS as a dependent of MSgt John A. Emerson. Also, Gary Richards, another board member locally known as "The Circuit Rider," will showcase new projects for those interested in Camp Adair, the World War II training camp. Donations accepted. Information: 541-967-7122, email@example.com or armuseum.com.