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2017-2018

OUR TOWN Covering the Entire Mid-Willamette Valley

Adair Village • Albany • Alpine • Alsea • Bellfountain • Blodgett Brownsville • Corvallis • Foster • Halsey • Harrisburg Jefferson • Kings Valley • Lebanon • Lewisburg • Lyons Millersburg • Monroe • Philomath • Scio • Shedd • Sodaville Summit • Sweet Home • Tangent • Waterloo


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INSIDE OUR TOWN A VIEW OF THE VALLEY Benton County............................6 Linn County ...............................7 Census Facts...............................7 Visitors Centers ..........................7

ABOUT OUR TOWNS Adair Village ...............................9 Albany .......................................9 Alpine .......................................10 Alsea .........................................10 Bellfountain ...............................12 Blodgett .....................................12 Brownsville ................................12 Corvallis ....................................12 Foster ........................................12 Halsey .......................................12 Harrisburg .................................12 Jefferson ....................................13 Kings Valley ...............................13 Lebanon ....................................13 Lewisburg ..................................13 Lyons ........................................13 Mill City ....................................14 Millersburg ................................14 Monroe ......................................14 Philomath ..................................14 Scio...........................................14 Shedd ........................................14 Sodaville ....................................14 Summit .....................................15 Sweet Home ...............................15 Tangent .....................................15 Waterloo ....................................15

Finding a Dentist .........................27 Hospitals & Clinics ......................27 OSU Student Health Services ........33 Other Health Resources ................33

Swimming Pools .........................81 Tennis .......................................82 Volleyball ...................................82

FINDING HELP

Public Schools - Benton County ....50 Private Schools - Benton County ...51 Charter Schools - Benton County ..52 Public Schools - Linn County ........52 Private Schools - Linn County .......54 Charter Schools - Linn County ......55 Linn-Benton Community College ..55 Oregon State University................56 Home Schooling..........................57 Newspapers in Education .............57

Advocacy ...................................83 Arts...........................................85 Computers .................................85 Cultural .....................................85 Education ..................................85 Environment ..............................86 Fraternal ....................................87 Historical ...................................88 Hobbies .....................................89 Literary......................................91 Music ........................................91 Parenting ...................................91 Politics ......................................91 Professional ...............................92 Service ......................................92 Social ........................................94 Sports .......................................95 Veterans.....................................95

OUR GOVERNMENT

ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS

Voter Registration .......................58 Drop Boxes .................................58 Benton County Governments ........59 Benton County City Governments .60 Linn County Governments............61 Linn County City Governments .....62 State Officials .............................65 Public Safety ..............................65

Community Programs ..................96 Educational ................................98 Leadership .................................99 Preschool ...................................99 Service ......................................101 Social ........................................101 Sports & Recreation .....................101 The Arts ....................................102

WORSHIP ..............................68

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Public Agencies ...........................35 Community Resources .................35 Health/Hospice ..........................40 Support Groups ..........................44 Senior Centers ............................48

EDUCATION

COMMUNITY SERVICES

ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS

Utilities .....................................16 Recycling ...................................18 Post Offices ................................19 Transportation ...........................20 Media Outlets .............................22

Boating ......................................70 Biking........................................70 Disc Golf ....................................71 Fishing & Hunting .......................71 Golf ..........................................74 Hiking .......................................74 Horseback Riding ........................75 Parks .........................................75 Campgrounds .............................79 Playgrounds ...............................79 Running .....................................80 Skiing ........................................80

AREA COMMERCE Chambers of Commerce ...............25

HEALTH CARE Immediate Help ..........................26 Finding a Doctor .........................27

OUR TOWN IS PRODUCED BY Editor: Kim Jackson Cover Design: Daniel Morgan Layout, design, copyediting: Chris Chapman, staff. Advertising and creative staff: Kim Jackson, Alex Paul, Jennifer Moody, Kyle Odegard, Neil Zawicki, Mark Ylen, David Pat4

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Calendar of Events ......................103 Dancing .....................................106 Libraries ....................................107 Museums ...................................110 Music ........................................111 Spectator Sports .........................113 Cinema ......................................114 Theater ......................................116 Art Galleries ...............................117 Microbrews & Distilleries .............117 Wineries ....................................118 Farmers & Artisan Markets ...........118

BUSINESS DIRECTORY ...72-73

ton, Bennett Hall, Jane Stoltz, Anthony Rimel, Jim Day, Lillian Schrock, Chelsea Hunt, Jessica Coudare, Crystal Harris, Cyndi Sprinkel-Hart, Darlene Schaecher, Jamie Jarman, Jason Compton, Kay Roth, LeAnn Victor, Mary Kay Wiens, Monica Hampton, Pam Burright, Jessica Coudare, Anibal Ortiz, Andy Cripe, Amanda Lohman. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


WELCOME TO OUR TOWN

The Larwood covered bridge was rehabilitated in 2016. -Photo by: Mark Ylen

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his is the 31st annual edition of “Our Town: Covering the Entire MidWillamette Valley.” We at Mid-Valley Media believe the midvalley provides the best that Oregon has to offer, whether it be services provided or activities enjoyed. From the beauty of the Cascade Mountains, with their clear lakes and rivers, to the acres of farmland that reach across the valley floor to the Coast Range, we enjoy

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unlimited opportunities for recreation and general quality of life. Residents - whether in a small town like Waterloo or Summit, or in larger cities like Albany, Lebanon, Corvallis and Philomath – are just a stone’s throw away from shopping centers, quality medical care and a full array of educational opportunities, while still being able to enjoy the great Oregon outdoors. If you are part of an organization, club

or activity and would like to be in next year’s publication, look for the Our Town submission forms in the Albany Democrat-Herald, Lebanon Express, Corvallis Gazette-Times or Philomath Express newspapers, or online at www.democratherald.com, www.gazettetimes.com, www. lebanonexpress.com or www.philomathexpress.com next spring.

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VIEW OF THE VALLEY

The Philomath Fair and Rodeo featured, among other events, barrel racing, donkeys and bullriding at the 2017 event. -Photo by: Amanda Loman

Benton County The first residents of Benton County were the Kalapuya Indians who lived off a rich, green land of plentiful berries, fish and game. In April 1812, an exploring party from the Pacific Fur Company post at Fort Astoria came up the Willamette River in two canoes. When they saw the rich abundance of game, fish and other food, they 6

were moved to call the region “the garden of the Columbia.” Joseph Avery arrived in 1845 and claimed 640 acres of land on both sides of the Marys River where it enters the Willamette River. Soon after building a cabin for himself on the north shore, he platted the town of Marysville and began selling lots. William F. Dixon, another early set-

tler, agreed the area was an ideal spot for a town. He established a ferry across the Willamette and built his house just north of what is now Corvallis’ Harrison Boulevard. Oregon legislators declared the area a new county on Dec. 23, 1847, and, four years later, Marysville was accepted as the county seat. Avery and Dixon offered to provide land for a county courthouse. The town later was renamed Corvallis (meanOUR TOWN 2017 - 18


VIEW OF THE VALLEY ing “heart of the valley” in Latin). When it first was established, Benton County’s southern border ran south to what is now the boundary between Oregon and California and west to the Pacific Ocean. In 1851, as other counties were established, the southern border was set at its approximate modern location. Now 679 square miles, Benton County is ranked third smallest in land area among Oregon’s 36 counties. The current population of Benton County totals more than 89,000 (est. 2016)

Linn County Linn County also was inhabited by the Kalapuya Indians who lived along the Calapooia, Willamette and Santiam rivers when the first settlers arrived in the mid1840s. In 1845, Abner Hackleman was the captain of a wagon train of about 300 people who crossed the plains to make their home in the mid-Willamette Valley, arriving in February of 1846 in what is now Albany. In the spring of 1846, Milton Hale established the first ferry across the Santiam River and many early settlers used it to get to present Linn County. Over the next few years, many people settled in Linn County, when the Donation Land Claim Act provided free land. Linn County was established on Dec. 28, 1847. Originally it stretched from the Santiam River on the north to what is now the California-Nevada border on the south, and from the Willamette River on the west to the crest of the Rocky Mountains on the east. The boundaries were altered in 1851 and 1854. Now, the county consists of 2,309 square miles. In 1851, the Territorial Legislature passed an act establishing Albany as the county seat. That was reaffirmed in 1856. Albany became a bustling commercial center during the late 1800s and early 1900s, with railroad tracks going in six directions, giving it the nickname Hub City. All the commercial activity also led to construction of many expensive homes during the Victorian era. Every architectural style popular during that period is represented in Albany’s historic districts, and in such towns as Lebanon and Brownsville. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Today, Linn County’s economic base is found in agriculture, forest products, manufacturing and the production of rare and primary metals. The population of Linn County tops 120,000 (est. 2016).

Housing Units .................... 48,795 Percent owner-occupied units ... 64.3% Percent renter-occupied units ... 33.2%

Census Facts

HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION

BENTON COUNTY

(Age 25 and older)

Population ................. 89,385 (est.) (50.2% male, 49.8% female) Age Percent Of Population 4 and younger .......................... 4.1% 18-under................................. 16.5% 18-64 ..................................... 64.2% 65-over .................................. 15.2% Ethnicity White ..................................... 87.3% Hispanic ................................. 7.3% Asian ..................................... 6.5% Am. Indian/Alaska Native ......... 0.9% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.3% Black ..................................... 1.2% Two or more races .................... 3.8% Households Total households ..................... 33,840 Average household size (People) . 2.4 Housing Units .................... 37,695 Percentage owner-occupied units 57.5% Percentage renter-occupied units 42.5%

LINN COUNTY Population ............... 122,849 (Est.) (50.5% female, 49.5% male) Age Percent Of Population 4 and younger ......................... 6.0% 18-under ................................ 22.8% 18-64 ..................................... 53.1% 65-over .................................. 18.1% Ethnicity White .................................... 93% Hispanic ................................ 8.8% Asian ..................................... 1.2% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.2% Black ..................................... 0.7% Am. Indian/Alaska Native ......... 1.6% Two or more races .................... 3.3% Households (2011-2015) Total households ..................... 45,500 Average household size (People) . 2.61

Benton County High school graduate/higher ..... 94.9% Bachelor’s degree/higher .......... 52.8% Linn County High school graduate/higher ..... 89.5% Bachelor’s degree/higher .......... 17.3% Oregon High school graduate or higher .. 89.8% Bachelor’s degree or higher ....... 30.8%

Visitors Centers Albany Visitors Association 110 3rd Ave. S.E. 541-928-0911 Email: info@albanyvisitors.com www.albanyvisitors.com Visit Corvallis (Corvallis Tourism) 420 N.W. 2nd St. 541-757-1544 or 800-334-8118 Email: info@visitcorvallis.com www.visitcorvallis.com Lebanon Chamber Of Commerce & Visitors Center 1040 S. Park St. 541-258-7164 Email: shelly@lebanon-chamber.org www.lebanon-chamber.org Philomath Area Chamber Of Commerce & Visitors Center 1010 Applegate St. 541-929-2454 Email: director@philomathchamber.org www.philomathchamber.org Sweet Home Chamber Of Commerce & Visitors Center 1575 Main St. 541-367-6186 Email: info@sweethomechamber.com 7


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ABOUT OUR TOWNS ADAIR VILLAGE Where to Find It: Adair Village is about seven miles north of Corvallis on Highway 99W. How It Got Its Name: The city, incorporated in 1976, was named after Camp Adair, which was named after Henry Rodney Adair, a soldier and Astorian who was killed in Mexico in 1916. His troops were greatly outnumbered but made a spirited defense. How Many People Live There: 843 What It’s Known For: The city was built on the site of a former military base that was quickly constructed for training during World War II. Adair Village, or simply “Adair,” is the home of Santiam Christian School and an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife regional office. Where the Locals Hang Out: E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area, three miles to the north of town, offers plenty of opportunities for watching wildlife. Adair County Park has a disc golf course, tennis courts, softball fields and more.

ALBANY Where to Find It: Albany is on the banks of the Willamette River in Linn and Benton counties, 25 miles south of Salem and about 40 miles north of Eugene on Interstate 5. How It Got Its Name: The city was founded in 1848 by Walter and Thomas Monteith and named after Albany, N.Y. How Many People Live There: 53,211 What It’s Known For: Albany is known for the free River Rhythms summer concert series that draws thousands to Monteith Riverpark; for the Albany Civic Theater, one of the Northwest’s oldest theaters; for the Northwest Art & Air Festival in August and for the annual Linn County Veterans Day Parade, the largest such event west of the Mississippi. Where the Locals Hang Out: The Willamette riverfront around Albany offers several parks with many recreational opportunities. Bowman and Bryant parks and takena Landing offer boat access, fishing and picnicking with easy access to the downtown. An amphitheater in TimberLinn Park is the site of large concerts. At Takena Landing Park, a 3.2-mile loop trail follows the river north from the parking OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

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ABOUT OUR TOWNS lot. Downtown has a good variety of highquality restaurants and a farmers market on Saturdays from April to November.

ALPINE Where to Find It: Alpine is in south Benton County, a few miles northwest of Monroe on Alpine Road. How It Got Its Name: According to a forest hydrologist who lives in Alpine, the unincorporated town is named for the vegetation found in the Hammer Creek Valley in the foothills of the Coast Range. The Klickitat Indians routinely burned the valley, which kept brush and Douglas fir trees at bay, and the only tree that could withstand this routine burning was the valley variety of ponderosa pine. The original settlers called it All Pine, which eventually became Alpine. How Many People Live There: 171 (2010 Census) What It’s Known For: Thanks to signage, the most prominent building in this crossroads town is the Alpine Tavern, an old-fashioned watering hole that’s been featured in a nostalgic beer advertisement for Miller High Life. Where the Locals Hang Out: The Alpine Community Center offers a preschool, recycling center, community classes, fitness center and more.

ALSEA Where to Find It: Alsea is about 15 miles west of Philomath on Highway 34. How It Got Its Name: The community is named after the Alsea River, which runs through it. Alsea is believed to be derived from “Alsi,” the name of an Indian tribe that lived at the mouth of the river. How Many People Live There: 164 (2010 Census). What It’s Known For: The river. Thousands of anglers from throughout the Northwest descend on Alsea for the annual steelhead run. Alsea also is the closest town to the Alsea Hatchery and the Oregon Hatchery Research Center, where fish are bred and studied. Where the Locals Hang Out: Alsea School District, kindergarten through high school, is the center of the community, and football and basketball games are particularly popular in the Coast Range town. 10

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ABOUT OUR TOWNS BELLFOUNTAIN

BROWNSVILLE

Where to Find It: Bellfountain is five miles northwest of Monroe, or four miles west of Oregon Highway 99W. How It Got Its Name: Story has it that Bellfountain was named by residents who had moved from a town in Ohio that had the same name. The general area was known in pioneer days as Belknap’s Settlement. How Many People Live There: 75 (2010 Census) What It’s Known For: Bellfountain gained acclaim when its high school basketball team, which consisted of all seven boys in the school, won the state championship in 1937, beating big schools from big cities. It’s an Oregon version of the movie “Hoosiers.” Today, grass seed, lumber and Christmas trees are the cornerstones for the area’s economy. Where the Locals Hang Out: Bellfountain Park has been used as a local meeting place since 1860, and its 85-foot picnic table — one solid slab of wood — surely is one of the wonders of Benton County.

Where to Find It: Brownsville is four miles east of Interstate 5 on Highway 228. How It Got Its Name: Brownsville was laid out by James Blakley in 1853 and named in honor of town storekeeper Hugh L. Brown. How Many People Live There: 1,762 What It’s Known For: Brownsville is home to Pioneer Park, site of the annual Pioneer Picnic, Oregon’s oldest continuous celebration. The town is also home to the Linn County Historical Museum and a historic downtown shopping district. Portions of the 1986 movie “Stand By Me” were filmed in and around Brownsville. “‘Stand by Me’ Day” is held annually on July 23. The annual three-day BiMart Willamette Country Music Festivals is held in August just a few miles east of town. Where the Locals Hang Out: Pioneer Park is a popular destination for residents and tourists. A 26-acre park, bordered on two sides by the Calapooia River, it offers ball fields, horseshoe pits, a covered dining pavilion with kitchen, summer swimming, a covered amphitheatre with seating for up to 400 people, a playground for children and a limited number of campsites.

BLODGETT Where to Find It: Blodgett is 15 miles west of Corvallis on Highway 20. How It Got Its Name: The town was named after an early pioneer settler, William Blodgett, for whom the post office was named in 1888. How Many People Live There: 58 (2010 Census) What It’s Known For: Christmas trees from Blodgett are shipped throughout the nation. The town has an elementary school and is the site of an annual mountain bike race, the Mudslinger, that often lives up to its name. Where the Locals Hang Out: The Blodgett Country Store on Highway 20 has everything from groceries to hardware, as well as a post office and local gossip inside. Residents stop by here for goods, but also to chat and check the postings on the bulletin boards. 12

CORVALLIS Where to Find It: Corvallis is found at the confluence of the Willamette and Marys rivers, 10 miles west of Interstate 5, halfway between Salem and Eugene. How It Got Its Name: Founder Joseph Avery, a pioneer in the 1840s, named Corvallis, originally called Marysville, by compounding Latin words meaning “heart of the valley.” The name change was made apparently to avoid confusion with Marysville, Calif., which was on the same stagecoach route. Legend has it that gold headed to the Willamette Valley was accidentally shipped to California and lost, given to a man with the same name as a person in Oregon. How Many People Live There: 57,110 (2016) What It’s Known For: Oregon State University, which has an enrollment of more than 28,000, as well as a picturesque campus that is the site of many events.

Where the Locals Hang Out: First Street in downtown Corvallis runs along the Willamette River, and on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the summer it’s the site of a bustling farmers and artisans market. There’s also a great walking path and some of the tastiest restaurants in town.

FOSTER Where to Find It: Foster is on Highway 20, on the eastern city limits of Sweet Home and on the western edge of Foster Reservoir. How It Got Its Name: The post office there was established in 1892. The community is named for the Foster family, which operated a gristmill and sawmill there, beginning in 1890. How Many People Live There: Not available because it was incorporated into the city of Sweet Home years ago. What It’s Known For: Foster gives its name to the nearby reservoir. Where the Locals Hang Out: Foster Reservoir offers year-round recreation, including fishing, sailing and water-skiing. The Point Restaurant is a longtime favorite eatery.

HALSEY Where to Find It: Halsey is on Oregon Highway 99E, about 18 miles south of Albany. How It Got Its Name: The town was named after William L. Halsey, the vice president of the Willamette Valley Railroad Co., after the railroad reached Albany in 1870 and 18 miles south in 1871. How Many People Live There: About 942 What It’s Known For: The city restored a historic train depot that was built around 1890. The building now houses City Hall, a community center and city museum. Across the street is the post office. Where the Locals Hang Out: The Halsey City Park, located in town along Highway 99E, is a popular place to picnic.

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ABOUT OUR TOWNS How It Got Its Name: Incorporated Oct. 24, 1866, the town was known as Prairie Precinct when D. and A.A. McCully started a store on the banks of the Willamette River. It also was called Thurston before being named Harrisburg. How Many People Live There: 3,754 (2016) What It’s Known For: Harrisburg’s biggest event of the year is the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, which includes food, music performances, a parade, a car show, foot races and fireworks. Where the Locals Hang Out: Harrisburg’s traditional white gazebo in Riverfront Park on the Willamette River is a favorite place to go. It is the center stage for the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration and used for weddings and family reunions, and summer concerts and movies.

JEFFERSON Where to Find It: Jefferson is just north of the Linn County line in Marion County, about a mile east of Interstate 5 between Albany and Salem. How It Got Its Name: Originally, Jefferson was called Conser’s Ferry after the trans-Santiam watercraft operated about 1848 by pioneer Jacob Conser. Conser also had his hand in the downriver town of Syracuse, known later as Santiam City. Starting in 1861, the town was renamed Jefferson after the third president of the United States. It was incorporated as a city on Oct. 20, 1870. How Many People Live There: 3,289 (2016) What It’s Known For: The city hosts an annual Mint Festival in the summer and claims to be the “frog jumping capital” of Oregon. Where the Locals Hang Out: A popular place to go in Jefferson is the Santiam River. The south and north forks of the river come together several miles upstream from town and feed into the Willamette River several miles downstream. The river passes within a block of downtown, where there is a public boat launch, and offers excellent boating and fishing opportunities. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

KINGS VALLEY Where to Find It: Kings Valley is about 17 miles northwest of Corvallis on the Kings Valley Highway, Highway 223. How It Got Its Name: Named for the family of Nahum King, who settled the area in 1845. How Many People Live There: About 65 (2010 Census) What It’s Known For: The biggest industry in town is Christmas trees. The Kings Valley Charter School — formed after the local elementary school closed in 2001 — offers a K-12 program. Kings Valley also is home to the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire the second weekend in September. Where the Locals Hang Out: The Fort Hoskins Historical Park and the 586-acre Beazell Memorial Forest are gems in the Benton County parks and natural areas system. Beazell has great trails and the Beazell Forest Education Center. Visitors interested in local history will enjoy Fort Hoskins, built in 1856 to watch over the newly created Indian reservation.

LEBANON Where to Find It: Lebanon is about eight miles east of Interstate 5, where Highways 20 and 34 merge. How It Got Its Name: In 1847, Jeremiah Ralston left Burlington, Iowa, with his wife and six children, crossing the Great Plains to Oregon, where they settled in what is now Lebanon. Ralston, who was born in Lebanon, Tenn., bought the land that is now the city’s business district from squatters for $30 and a yoke of oxen. How Many People Live There: 16,635 (2016) What It’s Known For: Ralston Park in downtown Lebanon hosts the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, summer concerts and other community events. The Lebanon Strawberry Festival takes place the first full weekend in June and the Star-Spangled Celebration is held on the Fourth of July. The town also is the site of a Lowe’s distribution center and numerous other manufacturing businesses. Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest makes its home here, and the 150-bed Edward C. Allworth

Veterans Administration home is full of residents. Where the Locals Hang Out: The Lebanon downtown offers locals and visitors a variety of restaurants, coffee shops and entertainment. The historic Kuhn Theater continues to operate in downtown Lebanon. Willamette Speedway draws racing fans throughout the summer. Cheadle Lake Park continues to be a focal point for the community.

LEWISBURG Where to Find It: Lewisburg is located between Corvallis and Adair Village on Highway 99W. How It Got Its Name: Haman C. Lewis settled near here. How Many People Live There: Not available What It’s Known For: Crescent Valley High School and Mountain View Elementary school are part of this crossroads community. Where the Locals Hang Out: The City Limits Country Store, also called “The Lewisburg Mall,” is the most visible part of Lewisburg, with a gas station.

LYONS Where to Find It: Lyons is in east Linn County in what is known as the North Santiam Canyon. How It Got Its Name: The town is named for Irishmen James and Henry Lyons, who established the community around 1880. How Many People Live There: 1,204 (2016) What It’s Known For: The area features numerous trails and parks, including the John Neal campground and the Freres and Lyons parks within the city limits. Eighteen acres of parks, trails and fishing areas were added in 2007. The new parks acreage connects to John Neal Memorial Park, Freres Park and Juniper Street. The Fox Valley Cemetery contains the remains of early settlers. Where the Locals Hang Out: A favorite spot is the 30-acre John Neal Memorial Park, which features 40 campsites, picnic shelters, hiking trails through wetlands and beaver ponds, as well as fishing and boating access along the North Santiam River, which boasts a spring Chinook run. 13


ABOUT OUR TOWNS MILL CITY Where to Find It: Mill City straddles the North Santiam River on Highway 22 in Linn and Marions counties, about seven miles east of Lyons. The post office is Linn County. How It Got Its Name: John Shaw and others moved a sawmill from Stayton to this place in 1887 and started the Santiam Lumber Company. In 1888, Shaw had a post office established with the name Mill City. How Many People Live There: 1,875 (est.) What It’s Known For: The North Santiam provides great salmon and steelhead fishing and lots of river recreation. Also available are developed parks and trails, and Detroit Reservoir is located just 23 miles to the east. Where The Locals Hang Out: The town has access to many outdoor wonders, including nearby Detroit Lake.

MILLERSBURG Where to Find It: Millersburg is a long, narrow city just north of Albany. It stretches about five miles north to the Interstate 5/Jefferson Highway interchange. How It Got Its Name: The town, established in 1974, bears the name of a former station on the Oregon and California Railroad line, which was named after a local farming family. How Many People Live There: 1,674 (2016) What It’s Known For: Many people turn out for the Millersburg Community Garage Sales, Craft and Flea Market in May and August, and October Haunted House, all hosted by Morningstar Grange. Where the Locals Hang Out: Millersburg Park, a quarter-mile off Old Salem Road on Alexander Lane, offers a 17-table picnic pavilion with two baseball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts, horseshoe pits, a jogging path and playground.

MONROE Where to Find It: Monroe is about 16 miles south of Corvallis on Highway 99W. 14

How It Got Its Name: Originally called Starrs Point after a local man who had a nearby store, the name was changed to Monroe in 1874, after the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe. How Many People Live There: 621 What It’s Known For: Monroe is on the Long Tom River and is an agricultural community. It’s about halfway between Corvallis and Eugene, and people commute from here to jobs in both cities. Where the Locals Hang Out: There’s the city park on the east side of the Long Tom River. And of course, if there’s an extracurricular event at Monroe High School, locals will show their Dragon pride.

PHILOMATH Where to Find It: Philomath is about six miles west of Corvallis. How It Got Its Name: Philomath means “love of learning” in Greek, appropriate since the United Brethren Church opened Philomath College in 1867. How Many People Live There: 4,676 (2016) What It’s Known For: The city is a bedroom community for Corvallis. The weekend after the Fourth of July is the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo, frequently voted the top event for the Northwest Pro Rodeo Association. The event features the Main Street Parade, a fiddlers’ jam session, several dances on the largest outdoor dance floor in the Northwest, carnival rides and a Christian cowboy church service. Where the Locals Hang Out: The Benton County Historical Society & Museum on Main Street is becoming a hot spot thanks to more art exhibits, new historical displays and educational discussions and activities.

SCIO Where to Find It: Scio is about 18 miles northeast of Albany and 12 miles north of Lebanon along Oregon Highway 226. How It Got Its Name: The city of Scio was named for Scio, Ohio, which was named for Chios, a Greek island off the west coast of Turkey. Henry L. Turner and William McKinney built a flour mill at Scio, and when the work was complet-

ed Turner suggested McKinney name the town. McKinney chose the name of his former home in Ohio. Another version of the town’s history has Mrs. McKinney choosing the name. How Many People Live There: 838 (2010) What It’s Known For: Scio is home to the Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair in May, which features a parade, forestry competition, a court of local high school students, sheepdog trials, a fleece and fiber show and a sheepherders’ breakfast. Where the Locals Hang Out: Downtown Scio offers several restaurants for visitors, such as an espresso house called Covered Bridge Coffee on Main Street, and there is a park with picnic tables next to the Depot Museum along the scenic Thomas Creek.

SHEDD Where to Find It: Shedd is located on Oregon Highway 99E, about 13 miles south of Albany. How It Got Its Name: Shedd is named after Capt. Frank Shedd, who arrived with his extended family in 1864. The first settlement here was named Boston and was the site of an important part of mid-valley history, a water-powered gristmill that produced flour for local farmers. The community also was called Shedds and Shedd Station because of the railroad. How Many People Live There: Not available What It’s Known For: In 2004, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department purchased the historic Thompson’s Mills State Heritage Site. It is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and daily for guided tours at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. The 1913 Bank of Shedd building now houses the Shedd Museum. Where the Locals Hang Out: The Shedd Cafe, a popular local meeting place, is a traditional diner that is the rally point for cruise-ins, meetings of hot rods, muscle cars, motorcycles and restored classics.

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Where to Find It: Summit is located between Blodgett and Eddyville on Oregon Highway 180, known locally as the Summit Highway. How It Got Its Name: The site was considered the summit for trains traveling through Benton County from Corvallis to the coast. How Many People Live There: 82 (2010 Census) What It’s Known For: An eclectic mix of residents. Locals put on the Annual Summit Community Talent Show every April as a fundraiser for the Summit Grange, and on the third Saturday in August, the community hosts the Summit Summer Festival. Where the Locals Hang Out: The Summit Grange is the site of many community activities and dances.

tiam Pass. How It Got Its Name: Two separate settlements named Mossville and Buckhead merged in the 1880s to become the village of Sweet Home. One tradition suggests the origins of the new name are found in a story about the region’s first pioneers in the early 1850s, Wesley Powell and William Clark, who built a cabin on their adjoining property line so they could each sleep on their own property to satisfy the requirements of the Donation Land Claim and yet share a kitchen and living space. According to the story, Clark woke up one morning, looked about and said, “Oh, what a home, sweet home!” How Many People Live There: 9,270 (est.) What It’s Known For: Sweet Home is the home of the Sportsman’s Holiday, which is held the second weekend of July, and the Oregon Jamboree, one of the largest country music and camping events in the Northwest, at the end of July or the first weekend in August. The Jamboree has been a popular event since it began in 1992 and has hosted some of the biggest names in country music. The East Linn Museum houses a large collection of artifacts from the Sweet Home area and east Linn County. Where the Locals Hang Out: Foster and Green Peter reservoirs east of town are popular spots for many kinds of recreation. Boaters can access the lakes from one of the many launches along their borders and fishermen use the lakes year-round. A new marina is at the west end of the lake. Fishermen also congregate at the base of Foster Dam, across the river from South Santiam Fish Hatchery. East of the lakes on U.S. Highway 20 and Quartzville Road, the Willamette National Forest offers a variety of hiking, horse riding and ATV trails.

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Where to Find It: Sweet Home is about 24 miles east of Interstate 5 on U.S. Highway 20. The community lies on the path of the Scenic Byway, which runs from the junction of Highway 228 from I-5 to Sweet Home and continues along Highway 20 from the city up to the San-

Where to Find It: Tangent is about halfway between Corvallis and Lebanon and six miles south of Albany on Oregon Highway 99E. How It Got Its Name: Settler John Beard gave the land to the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1871, on the condition

daville-Waterloo Drive. How It Got Its Name: The town derives its name from the mineral springs discovered in 1848 while a local farmer was searching for lost oxen and happened upon a spring with strange tasting water. The area, which once attracted tourists from all over the state, was also known as Soda Springs and Summer’s Soda before acquiring the name Sodaville. Incorporated in 1880, the town was once considered for the state capital. How Many People Live There: 323 (2016) What It’s Known For: Sodaville hosts a citywide garage sale each July and an annual Blackberry Festival in late August. Where the Locals Hang Out: Sodaville City Park, located in the center of town on Sodaville Road, is a favorite place to go. The park is the site of City Hall. The park was the first designated state park in Oregon. The state later deeded the park to the city.

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that the railroad build a train station on the property. The railroad line was — and still is — a tangent through the community. How Many People Live There: 1,243 (2016) What It’s Known For: The town has become a center for grass seed production and is the home of the Bass estate, which made national news in 1983 when the late John Bass left the home to his pet, Kitty-Kat. Kitty-Kat died in 1995, and the estate was turned over to the city. The home on the property dates to 1916 and serves as City Hall. Where the Locals Hang Out: The Tangent Inn recently opened its doors.

WATERLOO Where to Find It: The town of Waterloo at the falls of the South Santiam River is located about three miles east of Lebanon on U.S. Highway 20. How It Got Its Name: In the late 19th century, the place had a sawmill and gristmill, built by Elmore Kees. It was known as Kees Mill. When Kees died, his widow leased the property to John F. Backensto, according to “Oregon Geographic Names.” Litigation ensued among the Kees heirs and other people. John Ambler, a local wit, suggested the name Waterloo after a court decision gave a substantial victory to one party in the contest. How Many People Live There: 239 (2016) What It’s Known For: The town is home to Waterloo Park, which is operated by Linn County. This campground is known for its relaxed atmosphere, yearround camping availability, river and fishing access. Where the Locals Hang Out: Locals enjoy fishing below the falls at Waterloo Park or picnicking and camping along the river at the park. There also are two large picnic pavilions on the north edge of town along the river. Information on name origins from “Oregon Geographic Names,” and Glenn Harrison of the Linn County Historical Society. 15


COMMUNITY SERVICES

Richard Brown of Albany removes non-compostable items from recently dumped yard waste at Pacific Region Compost facility in Adair Village. Brown said he found close to a hundred baseballs in the yard waste over the course of a week. -Photo by: Andy Cripe

Utilities CABLE TELEVISION Comcast 150 N.W. Lewisburg Ave., Corvallis www.xfinity.com 800-934-6489 Service areas: Corvallis-Philomath, Albany, Tangent-Oakville, Lebanon and Sweet Home Monroe Area Communications Inc. 575 Commercial St. 541-847-5138, 541-847-5138 www.monroetel.com 16

ELECTRICITY Consumers Power Inc. 6990 West Hills Road, Philomath 36634 Oak St., Lebanon 541-929-3124, 800-872-9036 www.cpi.coop Service areas: Parts of Linn, Benton, Lincoln, Lane, Marion and Polk counties (Bill payment stations are located in Albany at Postal Connections (Fred Meyer); in Corvallis at the CPI Office; in Monroe at Sterling Savings; in Lebanon at the CPI office; in Philomath at the CPI office; and in Alsea at John Boys Alsea Mercantile.)

Energy Assistance Program Community Services Consortium communityservices.us 545 S.W. Second St., Suite A, Corvallis 250 Broadalbin St. S.W., Suite 2A, Albany 120 N.E. Avery, Second Floor, Newport Benton County (Corvallis): 541-752-1010; Linn County (Albany): 541-928-6335; and Lincoln County (Newport): 541-926-7163 PacificCorp 830 Old Salem Road N.E. 541-967-6137 888-221-7070 www.pacificorp.com OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


COMMUNITY SERVICES SANITATION Republic Services of Albany-Lebanon 1214 Montgomery St. S.E., Albany 541-928-2551 (Albany) republicservices.com/albany-or Service areas: Linn County and the North Albany area of Benton County Republic Services of Corvallis 110 N.E. Walnut Blvd. 541-754-0444 republicservices.com/corvallis Service areas: All of Benton County and parts of Linn County Sweet Home Sanitation 1325 18th Ave. 541-367-2535 888-325-5068 www.sweethomesanitation.com Service areas: Sweet Home, Brownsville, Halsey and other portions of Linn County

888-824-8264, 800-266-2278 www.comcast.com Service areas: Linn and Benton counties Monroe Area Communications Inc. 575 Commercial St. 541-847-5138 www.monroetel.com Peak Internet 1600 S.W. Western Blvd., Suite 180, Corvallis 1900 Oak St., Lebanon 541-754-7325 800-731-4871 www.peakinternet.com Service areas: Linn and Benton counties

NATURAL GAS NW Natural 1970 14th Ave. S.E., Albany 541-926-4253, 800-231-2986 www.nwnatural.com

INTERNET PROVIDERS Alyrica Networks Inc. 521 N. 19th St., Philomath 541-929-3330 www.alyrica.net Service areas: Albany, Corvallis, Brownsville, Halsey, Jefferson, Lebanon, Peoria, Philomath and Independence/Monmouth CenturyLink 541-259-7402 www.centurylink.com Service areas: Brownsville, Harrisburg, Lebanon, Shedd and Sweet Home Comcast 150 N.W. Lewisburg Ave., Corvallis 2417 S. Santiam Highway, Lebanon

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TELEPHONE CenturyLink 541-259-7402 www.centurylink.com Service areas: Lebanon, Sweet Home, Brownsville and Shedd Monroe Area Communications Inc. 575 Commercial St. 541-847-5138 www.monroetel.com Service area: Monroe Pioneer Telephone Co-op 1304 Main St., Philomath 541-929-3135 www.pioneer.net

Service areas: Alsea, Bellfountain, Blodgett, Chitwood, Deadwood, Harlan, Horton, King’s Valley, Lobster Valley, Philomath, South Beach, Summit, Tidewater, Triangle Lake, Waldport and Yachats Roome Telecommunications Inc. 705 W. Second St., Halsey 541-369-2211 (Halsey) 800-343-2211 www.rtinet.com Service area: Halsey 10D Telecom 410 N.W. Walnut, Suite A, Corvallis 541-243-4103 www.10dtelecom.com Service areas: Linn and Benton counties

WATER AND SEWER • Benton County Public Works 360 S.W. Avery Ave., Corvallis 541-766-6821 • City of Albany Public Works 333 Broadalbin St. S.W. 541-917-7600 • City of Corvallis Public Works 1245 N.E. Third St. 541-766-6916 • City of Lebanon 925 Main St. 541-258-4900 • City of Philomath Public Works 1515 Willow Lane 541-929-3579 • City of Sweet Home 1140 12th Ave. 541-367-6359

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COMMUNITY SERVICES Utility Payments Many area utility providers have local offices where bills can be paid directly. Drop boxes and other payment stations are also available at various locations in Corvallis, Philomath, Albany an outlying areas. Note: Not all utilities will have a drop box or payment station at every location. Online and direct payment options are also available to customers. For specific information, please call the utility’s office listed above.

DROP BOXES In Albany: City Hall; Postal Connections at Fred Meyer shopping center; Safeway. In Corvallis and Philomath: Azetca Musica y Video, Consumer Power Inc., Corvallis Senior Center, Hewlett-Packard Co., OSU Bookstore, and Rice’s Pharmacy. In Lebanon: Lebanon City Hall (curb drop box); Lebanon Senior Center; and Safeway.

Recycling Mixed recycling is easier than ever with more people participating than ever before in Linn and Benton counties. The recovery rate in Benton County is about 43.6 percent of all waste generated, and 48.2 percent in Linn County. Corvallis, Philomath and Albany were among the first communities in the state to have a curbside recycling program, which began more than 20 years ago. Republic Services (Albany) 1214 Montgomery St. S.E., Albany 541-928-2551 (Albany) www.republicservices.com/site/albanylebanon Service areas: Albany, Lebanon, Millersburg, Scio, Harrisburg and the rural areas of Linn County The website lists what can and can’t be recycled as well as the dates of special leaf pickups and other events, such as hazardous waste collections and spring cleanups. It also links to other sites that help encourage additional recycling. A recycle depot is located nearby on Industrial Way where plastic bags, motor oil, cardboard and comingled recycling and glass can be dropped off. Computer electronics can be dropped off 18

at the northeast end of the lot at the Montgomery Street address between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Republic Services offers an eight-week Master Recycler Course. This annual class is sponsored by OSU Campus Recycling and Republic Services and is free to residents of Linn and Benton counties, in exchange for 30 hours of volunteer payback once the class is completed. For more information, or to sign up, visit http://tiny. cc./recycclass or call 541-286-3331. Deadline to register is Dec. 15, 2017. Republic Services (Corvallis) 110 N.E. Walnut Blvd. 541-754-0444 www.crepublicservices.com/site/corvallis-or Service areas: Corvallis, Philomath, Monroe, Tangent and Adair Village Besides its curbside recycling program, the company sponsors a spring clean-up day in April where people can drop off recyclables and yard waste at designated sites for free; quarterly household hazardous waste collection days; fall leaf collection services; and Christmas tree pickup. The dates of special events can be found on the website. There is an onsite recycle depot where computer electronics, scrap metal, plastic bags and cooking oil can be dropped off along with comingled recycling and cardboard. Republic Services offers an eight-week Master Recycler Course. This annual class is sponsored by OSU Campus Recycling and Republic Services and is free to residents of Linn and Benton counties, in exchange for 30 hours of volunteer payback once the class is completed. For more information, or to sign up, visit http://tiny. cc./recycclass or call 541-286-3331. Deadline to register is Dec. 15, 2017. The Recycling Depot Inc. 32987 Brewster Rd., Lebanon 541-259-5454 The facility accepts metal for recycling at no charge, including appliances, stoves, water heaters, microwaves and cars. Numerous restrictions apply, however, so the operators require people to call ahead to make sure their material is acceptable. The Recycling Depot is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, except major holidays.

Burcham’s Metals 3407 Pacific Blvd, S.W. Albany 541-926-4616 Purchases scrap metals; drop boxes available. The Green Team Albany First United Methodist Church 1115 28th Ave. S.W., Albany www.albanymethodist.com Provides a list of agencies and businesses that offer recycling of a variety of items including appliances, building materials, clothing, household goods and school supplies. Habitat for Humanity ReStores Stores located in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon accept used building materials, paint, appliances and furniture. • Albany Habitat ReStore 1225 Sixth Ave. S.E., Albany 541-924-1450 • Benton Habitat ReStore 4840 S.W. Philomath Blvd., Corvallis 541-752-3354 • Lebanon Habitat ReStore 566 Main St., Lebanon 541-451-1234 • Sweet Home Transfer & Recycling 1325 18th Ave., Sweet Home 541-367-2535 Open to the public for solid waste disposal and recycling. Call for restrictions.

Curbside Recycling Republic Services provides customers with one tan recycling roll cart and one gray or blue plastic bin for glass. The bins should be ready for pickup on the curb at 7 a.m. in Corvallis and 6 a.m. in Albany the same day as garbage pickup for most households. (In Monroe, curbside recycling is picked up the first Thursday of the month.) Use the glass only bin for all container glass. Use the tan roll cart for comingled recyclables. There is no need to sort or separate those items placed in the tan roll cart. The following items all are acceptable: • Newspapers: Including inserts • Corrugated cardboard and brown paper bags • Tin cans/aluminum: Including foil and aerosol cans • Mixed paper: Including paper and OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


COMMUNITY SERVICES household mail; paperboard such as shoe and cereal boxes, paper egg cartons and paper tubes; and shiny coated magazines and catalogs. (Staples are OK.) • Plastics: Plastics should be recycled according to shape, not by number. These include bottles, jugs, jars and tubs. All bottles including beverage bottles, soap and shampoo containers and condiment bottles are recyclable. Bottles that have contained hazardous waste are not recyclable. Jugs such as milk, syrup and laundry soap containers can recycle. Recyclable jars include peanut butter or mayonnaise jars. Tubs are fairly soft and flexible plastic containers and include sour cream, margarine and yogurt tubs, nursery pots and buckets five gallons or smaller in size. Certain items cannot be recycled in mixed recycling. They include microwave dishes, lids, spray pumps, plastic bags, food storage containers, motor oil bottles, Styrofoam, hazardous wastes, construction paper, tissue paper, paper towels, tape, food or gum wrappers, ice cream boxes, foillined boxes, coffee cups, window glass, light bulbs, Pyrex, ceramics or drinking glasses. For a complete guide to recycling and material preparation, contact Republic Services in Corvallis at 541-754-0444 or in Albany-Lebanon at 541-928-2551.

Drop-off Sites Drop-off sites also are available for people to dispose of their recyclables: • Republic Services: 1439 Industrial Way S.E., Albany; 541-928-2551 • Republic Services: 110 N.E. Walnut Blvd., Corvallis; 541-754-0444 • First Alternative Co-op: 1007 S.W. Third St., Corvallis; 541-753-3115 • Coffin Butte Landfill: 29175 Coffin Butte Rd., 10 miles north of Corvallis; 541-745-7144 • Lebanon Transfer Station: 33370 Brewster Road, Lebanon; 541-451-2533 • Oregon State University: Recycling containers are located throughout the campus. At the end of each school year, the university offers a comprehensive dropoff center for clothing, food, household items and recyclables. These items are redistributed through local community organizations. For more OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

information, call Campus Recycling at 541-737-2925.

Yard Debris Republic Services offers a weekly collection of mixed organics, including food waste with its yard debris collection in Corvallis, Philomath, Unincorporated Benton County and Lebanon. In Albany, Republic Services offers yard debris collection throughout the year to residents within the city limits and will provide containers to residents who request them. These containers will be emptied at the curb on the same day as garbage pickup every other week. Yard debris is defined as lawn clippings, brush, limbs, tree trimmings and prunings. Dirt, gravel, stumps, logs, rocks or bricks will not be accepted. For large amounts of yard waste there is a drop off location at the public area at Coffin Butte Landfill. Material is hauled to Pacific Region Compost for Composting. Painted and pressure treated wood are not accepted.

Post Offices Most inquiries for postal information can be made by calling the U.S. Postal Service regional calling center at 800-275-8777. Some local post offices’ phone numbers are no longer published and calls are directed to the number above. Information is also available on the Internet at www.usps. com. Office hours for main post offices are noted but substation hours vary per location; call for detailed information.

ALBANY • Albany Post Office (Main) 525 Second Ave. S.W. 541-924-9691 Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday through Friday) • Plaza Postal & Shipping 1143 Santiam Highway S.E. 541-926-2744 • Goin’ Postal 630 Hickory St. N.W., No. 120 541-704-9020 • Postal Connections 2532 Santiam Hwy., S.E. 541-791-2288

CORVALLIS • Corvallis Post Office (Main) 311 S.W. Second St. 541-752-4358 Open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday • Oregon State University 2501 S.W. Jefferson Way 541-737-2416 • Schaefers’ Recreation Equipment 1425 N.W. Ninth St. 541-752-4744

IN OUTLYING AREAS: • Alsea Post Office 140 E. Main St. 541-487-5981 • Blodgett Post Office 21412 Highway 20 541-453-5771 • Brownsville Post Office 430 N. Main St. 541-466-5937 • Crabtree Post Office 37640 Crabtree Drive 541-926-0783 • Crawfordsville Post Office 26064 1st St. 541-367-6713 • Eddyville Post Office 20619 Highway 20 541-875-4881 • Foster Post Office 5300 Poplar St. 541-367-3688 • Halsey Post Office 124 N.W. Second St. 800-275-8777 • Harrisburg Post Office 204 Smith St. 541-995-1003 • Jefferson Post Office 152 S. Second St. 541-327-2297 • Lebanon Post Office 55 Walker Road 541-451-5648 • Lyons Post Office 402 Ironwood St. 503-859-2990 • Mill City Post Office 101 S.E. Kingwood St. 503-897-2096 • Monroe Post Office 590 Main St. 541-847-5348 19


COMMUNITY SERVICES • Philomath Post Office 1140 Applegate St. 541-929-2520 • Scio Post Office 38750 N. Main St. 503-394-4198 • Shedd Post Office 29996 First St. 541-491-3662 • Sweet Home Post Office 1303 Long St. 541-367-6927 • Tangent Post Office 32845 Highway 99E 541-926-6852

Thursday through Monday, 5:am to 7:55pm and major holidays. Routes/fares: This service offers five runs per day from Corvallis to coincide with arrival of northbound Amtrak trains at the Albany Station. There are five pick-up locations in Corvallis at OSU, Corvallis Transit Center, Riverfront Courtyard Marriot, Holiday Inn Express, and Circle Blvd. & Four Acre Shopping Center. All buses return to Corvallis so may also be used by Albany travelers to get to Corvallis and back. Fare is $5 one-way. Discount ticket strips available: 5 tickets for $15, or 10 for $30, call 541-7522615 or visit website fpr fare and schedule.

Transportation

Corvallis Transit System 541-766-6998, 541-766-6916 www.corvallistransit.com Hours buses run: 6:15 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. Saturday. Any person wishing to ride the Corvallis Transit System can do so without paying a fare. The system became fareless in 2011. Transfers between CTS and Philomath Connection are free. Routes: Most routes originate at the Downtown Transit Center, located at Fifth Street and Monroe Avenue. Schedules and route maps can be picked up at Corvallis City Hall, Corvallis- Benton County Public Library, Corvallis Tourism, the Oregon State University Bookstore and are available online.

Both Corvallis and Albany offer bus and taxi services. The two cities’ airports feature chartered flight services. Albany is the mid-Willamette Valley stop for Amtrak train service.

LOCAL BUSES Albany Transit System 541-917-7667 www.cityofalbany.net/bus Hours of operation: 6:30 a.m. to 6:13 p.m. Monday through Friday within the city limits, excluding major holidays. One-way fares: $1 for adults (18 and older); 50 cents for seniors (60 and older), disabled and youths; children under 6 ride free. Discount coupon books: Twenty-ride passes are $17 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, disabled and youths. Monthly passes for unlimited rides are $30 for adults and $15 for seniors, disabled and youths. These can be purchased at Albany City Hall and the Transit office at Albany Station, 112 10th Ave. S.W. Routes: Maps and schedules in English and Spanish can be found at Albany City Hall, Albany Public Library, Samaritan Albany General Hospital, Linn-Benton Community College, the Heritage Mall manager’s office and Fred Meyer. Maps are also available online at www.cityofalbany.net Corvallis-Amtrak Connector 541-752-2615 www.corvallistoantrak.com Office hours (reservations) 8am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday. Hours Buses run: 20

summer months). Monthly passes for unlimited rides are $18 for adults and $10 for others. Yearly passes are available for $108 for adults and $70 for others. Routes: The Philomath Connection provides service to Philomath, portions of Corvallis and the Oregon State University campus. Schedules and route maps are available at CTS locations or online. Oregon State University Beaver Bus 541-737-2583 Hours buses run: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fares: Free to everyone. Academic year only (Sept.-June). Routes: Hits all of the major spots on campus including the bookstore, Reser Stadium and major halls. Signs are posted across campus designating shuttle stops.

CURB-TO-CURB SERVICE Personalized bus service is available in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Trips are by reservation only and should be set up during office hours with as much advance notice as possible.

Night Owl 541-602-2430 (Night Owl Hotline) Hours buses run: 8:45 p.m. to 2:35 a.m. Thursday through Saturday (Oct-Dec., Jan.-June, when OSU is in session) Fares: Same as CTS; free to any person wishing to ride. Routes: Visit www.corvallistransit.com

Albany Call-a-Ride 541-917-7770 www.cityofalbany.net/departments/publicworks/transit/call-a-ride-service Service hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fares: $2 per person, one way (exact change please.) Office hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Available to Albany residents who are seniors 60 years and older and people of all ages with disabilities who are unable to access fixed route bus services.

Philomath Connection Hours buses run: 6:15 a.m. to 7:13 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fares: 75 cents for adults (18 and over); 35 cents for youths (age 6 to 17), seniors and persons with disabilities; 5 years and under ride free; 75 and over free with pass. OSU faculty, staff and students ride free. Discount coupon books and passes: Twenty-ride coupon books are available for $11.25 for adults; $6.50 for seniors, disabled and youths (youths ride free during

Dial-a-Bus Benton County 541-752-2615 http://dialabus.org Office hours (reservations): 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Routes/fares: Wheelchair accessible, curbto-curb transportation service is available for Benton County senior citizens 60 years of age and over, and people of all ages with disabilities who are unable to access fixed-route bus service. Riders should call in advance to schedule a ride. Fares vary by desitnation. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


COMMUNITY SERVICES Lebanon Dial-a-Bus 541-258-4920 Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours buses run: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $1 each way for seniors, $2 for general public. Curb-to-curb transportation for seniors 60 and over, disabled and the general public within the city limits of Lebanon. A 24hour notice is advised.

Corvallis Albany Connection 541-752-2615 http://dialabus.org Office hours (reservations): 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Days buses run: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Routes/fares: Transportation between Corvallis and Albany is available to seniors and persons with disabilities. Reservations are required one to seven days in advance. Fare is $4 each way.

Sweet Home Dial-a-Bus 541-367-4775 Office hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours buses run: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fares: $1 one way; $10 for 10-ride pass. Call 24 hours ahead to schedule a ride.

Greyhound Bus Lines 153 N.W. Fourth St., Corvallis 541-757-1797 Office hours: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 1 to 5:15 p.m. Sunday.

BETWEEN CITIES 99 Express 541-754-2615 Hours buses run: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Routes/Fares: Service runs five days a week from Adair Village to Corvallis. Cost is 75 cents for adults 18 and over and 35 cents for seniors, youth and disabled. Monthly pass: $18 for all riders. Youth under 6 accompanied by a parent or guardian ride free. Twenty ride passbooks are available. Cost is $11.25 for adults, $6.50 for youth, seniors, persons with disabilities and Medicare and Oregon Trail card holders. Coast to Valley Express 541-752-2615 www.coasttovalley.com or http://dialabus.org Office hours (reservations): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Hours buses run: Seven days a week, 6:20 a.m. to 7 p.m., except major holidays. Routes/fares: Transportation between Corvallis Albany and Lincoln County is available to the general public. Connections in Newport, Toledo, Eddyville, Philomath, Corvallis, Albany and at the Albany Amtrak station. Corvallis to Newport fare is $10 adults; $7 seniors, people with disabilities and youth. A 3-day pass is $25; a 7-day pass is $30. Short-duration trips are $1 to $2. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Linn-Benton Loop 541-917-7667 www.cityofalbany.net Hours buses run: 6:25 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except major holidays. One-way fares: $1.50 for adults, 75 cents for seniors, disabled and youths, free for children 6 years and younger. Discount coupon books: Twenty-ride passes are $25.50 for adults, $12.75 for seniors, disabled and youths. Free passes are available to students with IDs. General public monthly passes are $45 for adults and $22.50 for youth, seniors and disabled. They may be purchased at Albany and Corvallis city halls, Linn-Benton Community College, the Albany Center office or from the loop driver. Routes: Bus service runs between Albany and Corvallis on Highways 20 and 34, including stops at Linn-Benton Community College, Heritage Mall, Oregon State University and Hewlett-Packard Co. Schedules can be found at the following Corvallis locations: Corvallis-Benton County Library, Corvallis City Hall and the Community Services Consortium. At Oregon State University, schedules are available at the front guard station, the bookstore, Campus Hero, the Valley Library and the Memorial Union business office. In Albany, pick up a schedule at Albany City Hall, Albany Chamber of Commerce, main and downtown Albany libraries, Fred Meyer, Samaritan Albany General Hospital, the Albany Visitors Association, Social Security office and at LBCC in the Albany Center Office.

Linn Shuttle 880 18th Ave., Sweet Home 541-367-4775 www.linnshuttle.com Hours buses run: 6:10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except major holidays. One-way fares: $1 one way for general public and seniors. Ten-ride tickets available for $10. Routes: The bus makes seven round trips a day leaving from the Sweet Home Senior Center, 880 18th Ave. Three stops are made in Lebanon (including Wal-Mart and the LBCC Center) and then it continues to Albany where it makes stops at Linn-Benton Community College, downtown, the train depot and Target. Departures are scheduled at 7 and 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. A detailed schedule is available online.

TAXIS • Anytime Taxi (Albany) 541-905-8633 • All star Taxi Cab (Albany) 541-928-2221 • Oswald Taxi (Albany) 541-223-5222 • Tax-e-Cab Taxi (Albany) 541-730-3742 • Ali Taxi (Corvallis) 541-829-1103 • Corvallis Pedicab 541-609-8949 • U-Wanna-Ride? Taxi Co. (Lebanon) 541-570-8450

PASSENGER TRAINS Albany Train Depot 110 10th Ave. S.W. 541-917-7667; 800-872-7245 www.amtrak.com Served by daily, round-trip Amtrak trains and Thruway Motorcoaches moving through the Eugene-Portland-SeattleVancouver corridor.

AIRPORTS • Albany Municipal Airport 525 Aviation Way (east of Interstate 5) 541-917-7605 • Corvallis Municipal Airport 5695 S.W. Airport Ave., Corvallis 541-766-6916 • Eugene Airport 28801 Douglas Drive 541-682-5544 21


COMMUNITY SERVICES • McNary Field (Salem) 2990 25th St. S.E. 503-588-6314

AIRPORT SHUTTLES Hut Airport Shuttle 34030 Excor Rd. S.W., Albany 2500 Western Blvd., Corvallis 541-257-0126 www.hutshuttle.com Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone Reservations: 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Provides shuttle service from both Albany and Corvallis to the Portland airport. Both one-way and round-trip tickets are available. Service in Albany is based at its office off Highway 34 at 34030 Excor Rd. S.W., just west of Oakville Road. Service in Corvallis is based at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 S.W. Western Blvd., with pickups available at the OSU Native Longhouse, 311 S.W. 26th Ave. Daily departures from Corvallis begin at 2 a.m. and from Albany at 2:20 a.m.; the last run to Portland is at 10 p.m. The shuttle leaves the Portland airport at 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily.

Media Outlets NEWSPAPERS Albany Democrat-Herald 600 Lyon St. S.W., Albany 541-926-2211 www.democratherald.com Contains up-to-date news and stories from Linn County and parts of Polk, Benton and Marion counties. Also contains classified ads, real estate listings, links to other Oregon papers owned by Lee Enterprises and information about Albany. Daily circulation: 9,700 Sunday circulation: 15,900 Contact information: Publisher: Jeff Precourt Controller/General Manager, Mid-Valley Media: Doug Byers, 541-812-6052 Editor: Mike McInally, 541-812-6097 mike.mcinally@lee.net City Editor: Kim Jackson, 541-812-6098; kim.jackson@lee.net Circulation: 541-926-2211 Classified Advertising: 541-812-6112 Newsroom email: news@dhonline.com 22

Corvallis Gazette-Times 1837 N.W. Circle Blvd., Corvallis 541-753-2641 www.gazettetimes.com For more than a century, the leading source of news and advertising information about Corvallis and Benton County, including Oregon State University and the Beavers sports teams. Updates daily on website at www.gazettetimes.com. Daily circulation: 7,100. Sunday circulation: 15,900. Contact information: Publisher: Jeff Precourt Controller/General Manager, Mid-Valley Media: Doug Byers, 541-812-6052 Circulation: 541-926-2211 Classified Advertising: 541-812-6112 Newsroom email: news@gazettetimes.com Lebanon Express 90 E. Grant St., Lebanon 541-258-3151 Email: lebanon.express@lee.net www.lebanon-express.com Published every Wednesday Circulation: 541-926-2211 Classified Advertising: 541-812-6112 Weekly circulation: 1,140 Philomath Express 503-480-6919 P.O. Box 388, Philomath, OR 97355 Email: news@philomathexpress.com Website: www.philomathexpress.com Published every Wednesday Weekly circulation: 483 The Times 343 Main St., Brownsville 541-466-5311 Email: thetimes089@centurytel.net www.thebrownsvilletimes.com Publishers: Vance & Holly Parrish Published every Wednesday Weekly circulation: 719 The New Era 1313 Main St., Sweet Home 541-367-2135 Email: news@sweethomenews.com www.sweethomenews.com Publisher: Scott Swanson Editor: Scott Swanson Published every Wednesday Weekly circulation: 1,678

Itemizer Observer 147 S.E. Court St., Dallas 503-623-2373 nadams@polkio.com www.polkio.com Publisher: Emily Mentzer Editor: Kurt Holland Serves Polk County area Published every Wednesday Weekly circulation: 4,447 The Commuter Linn-Benton Community College 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany 541-917-4451 Email: commuter@linnbenton.edu www.commuter.linnbenton.edu Adviser: Rob Priewe Serves campus of Linn-Benton Community College Oregon State University Daily Barometer 2251 S.W. Jefferson Way, Corvallis 541-737-3374 Email: candace.baltz@oregonstate.edu www.dailybarometer.com Serves the campus of Oregon State University

PUBLISHERS Grapevine Publications Inc. 3650 N.E. Canterbury Circle, Corvallis 541-754-0583 Publishes books on finance, math, science and technology Lyrical Learning 8008 N.W. Cardwell Hill Drive, Corvallis 541-754-3579 Email: lyricallearning@proaxis.com www.lyricallearning.com Specializes in science learning materials, using music as a teaching tool New Moon Publishing 217 S.W. Second St., Corvallis 541-757-8477 www.growingedge.com Publisher of the indoor and outdoor gardening magazine, The Growing Edge Oregon State University Press 121 The Valley Library, Corvallis 541-737-3166 Email: osu.press@oregonstate.edu http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/contact OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


COMMUNITY SERVICES Publishes books primarily with Northwest interest periodicals Calyx 216 S.W. Madison Ave., Suite 7, Corvallis Email: info@calyxpress.org www.calyxpress.org A journal of art and literature by women published twice a year, as well as a publisher of books on similar topics Co-Op Thymes 1007 S.E. Third St., Corvallis 541-753-3115 Email: thymes@firstalt.coop www.firstalt.coop Published monthly by First Alternative Co-op Circulation: 5,000 Oregon’s Agricultural Progress 422 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis 541-737-3311 Email: oregonprogress@oregonstate.edu http://oregonprogress.oregonstate.edu/ Published quarterly by the Agricultural Experiment Station, Oregon State University For a free copy: 1-800-561-6719 Oregon Stater 204 CH2M Alumni Center, Corvallis 541-737-2351; 877-678-2837 Email: osualum@oregonstate.edu www.osualum.com Editor: Kevin Miller, kevin.miller@oregonstate.edu Published three times annually by the OSU Alumni Association Rubber Stamp Madness 216 S.W. Madison Ave., Suite 17, Corvallis

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541-752-0075; 877-782-6762 Email: rsm@rsmadness.com www.rsmadness.com Editor: Roberta Sperling Quarterly magazine devoted to rubber stamps.

On The Air Radio stations listeners can pick up in the mid-valley (reception varies):

FM STATIONS KGRI 88.1 Cont. Christian (Lebanon) KBVR 88.7 College (Corvallis) KLCC 89.7 Variety (Eugene) KAJC 90.1 Christian (Salem) KBOO 90.7 Community (Portland) KWAX 91.1 Classical (Eugene) KOPB 91.5 Public Radio (Portland) KRVM 91.9 Variety (Eugene) KGON 92.3 Classic rock (Portland) KKNU 93.3 Country (Eugene) KPDQ 93.9 Religious (Portland) KMGE 94.5 Adult Album Alternative (Eugene) KSND 95.1 Spanish (Monmouth) KBFF 95.5 Adult Top 40 (Portland) KZEL 96.1 Classic rock (Eugene) KYCH 97.1 Adult contemporary (Portland) KUPL 98.7 Country (Portland) KODZ 99.1 Classic Hits (Eugene) KRKT 99.9 Country (Albany) KKRZ 100.3 Top 40 (Portland) KXL 101.1 News/talk (Portland) KFLY 101.5 Rock (Corvallis) KINK 101.9 Adult contemporary (Portland) KEHK 102.3 Contemporary rock (Brownsville) KOPB 103.1 Oregon Public Broadcasting (Corvallis)

KNRQ 103.7 Rock (Harrisburg) KBOO 104.3 Community Radio (Corvallis/Albany) KDUK 104.7 Top 40 (Eugene) KLOO 106.3 Classic rock (Corvallis/Albany) KLTH 106.7 Oldies (Portland) KLVU 107.1 Christian (Sweet Home) KHPE 107.9 Contemporary Christian (Albany)

AM STATIONS KOAC 550 Public radio (Corvallis) KUGN 590 News/talk (Eugene) KPOJ 620 Sports (Portland) KXOR 660 Spanish/Religious (Junction City) KFIR 720 News/talk (Sweet Home) KXTG 750 Sports (Portland) KWIL 790 Traditional Christian (Albany) KPAM 860 News/talk (Portland) KWIP 880 Regional Mexican (Dallas) KSHO 920 Adult standards (Lebanon) KTHH 990 Comedy (Albany) KFXX 1080 Sports (Portland) KPNW 1120 Talk (Eugene) KEX 1190 News/talk (Portland) KPJC 1220 Christian hits (Salem) KEJO 1240 Sports (Corvallis) KLOO 1340 Talk (Corvallis) KZGD 1390 Spanish (Salem) KBNP 1410 Business (Portland) KYKN 1430 News/talk (Salem) KCKX 1460 Spanish Sports (Stayton) KBZY 1490 Oldies (Salem) KGAL 1580 Talk (Lebanon) KOPB 1600 Public Radio (Eugene)

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Sawmill operator Justin McMinds, left, looks at a fresh cut while West Albany sophomore Cesar Torres, 16, sweeps off the white oak. Also pictured are Brayton Haaby, 17, Wyatt Walls, 17, and Hayden, Draper, 16. -Photo by: Mark Ylen

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first glance, the economies of Linn and Benton counties might seem like very different animals. Benton County, with a solid economic anchor in Oregon State University, typically has one of the lowest unemployment levels in Oregon, while Linn, with its heavy reliance on manufacturing, frequently runs several points higher. But look a little closer and you begin to see all kinds of connections between the two. Corvallis, with its relatively high home prices and chronic shortage of rental housing, forces many people who work there to live in Albany, Lebanon or other nearby communities, feeding a steady stream of east-west commuter traffic on Highways 20 and 34. Land availability, zoning rules and access to Interstate 5 have lured many of the area’s larger retail outlets to Linn County. With the Heritage Mall, CostCo and Walmart, Albany has become a regional shopping destination, creating additional economic links between the two counties. 24

Big box stores offer additional shopping with Home Depot, located in both Albany and Corvallis, and Lowe’s in Albany. Samaritan Health Services is another factor tying the region together, with about 5,500 employees around the mid-valley. While most of its activities are concentrated around the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center complex in Corvallis, the nonprofit health care network also operates hospitals in Albany and Lebanon (as well as two in Lincoln County) and a medical school campus in Lebanon. Education plays a role as well. OSU is a powerful magnet drawing students from Linn County, while Linn-Benton Community College pulls them the other way, to LBCC’s main campus in Albany. Still, each county has its distinct economic strengths. Education, health care and high tech are the linchpins of Benton County’s economy. OSU is the largest employer by far, with more than 11,000 faculty, staff and students

on the payroll. Samaritan Health and the Corvallis Clinic provide a combined total of roughly 3,900 jobs. Hewlett-Packard’s Corvallis campus, while far less crowded now than in the inkjet glory days of the 1990s, still employs more than 1,500 people. It also serves as the nucleus (along with OSU) of a vigorous technology sector that includes a regional office of global engineering firm CH2M Hill (founded in Corvallis in 1946), the headquarters of the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute and a number of up-and-coming firms in process automation, pharmaceuticals and nuclear energy. Benton County’s agricultural sector is known mainly for Christmas tree production, although grass seed and wheat are also significant crops, and private timberlands cover a substantial swath of the Coast Range. Linn County has a solid, if somewhat cyclical, manufacturing base. Albany and Millersburg are home to a cluster of refineries that work in refractory metals and exotic OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


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A combine from Mid Valley Farms offloads perennial ryegrass into a tender at a field southeast of Tangent. -Photo by: Mark Ylen alloys for the aerospace and defense industries, including ATI (with three Albany-area plants) and Selmet. Oregon Freeze Dry, National Frozen Foods and Stahlbush Island Farms anchor the food processing sector. Warehousing is important as well, with a Target distribution center in Albany and a Lowe’s distribution center in Lebanon. Wood products remains a contributor, with a number of mills in the county turning out pulp and paper, veneer and dimensional lumber, while large private timber holdings in the Cascades have helped replace some of the logging jobs lost to harvest restrictions on federal lands. There are also several plants building manufactured homes. Agriculture remains very important, with Linn County known as the grass seed capital of the world. Wheat acreage is on the rise, while dairy farming and livestock production also contribute to the sector. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

ALBANY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 435 First Ave. W., Albany 541-926-1517 Email: info@albanychamber.com www.albanychamber.com

CORVALLIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 420 N.W. Second St., Corvallis 541-757-1505 Email: info@corvallischamber.com www.corvallischamber.com

TRI-COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (Junction City-Harrisburg-Monroe) 341 W. Sixth Ave., Junction City 541-998-6154 Email: rick@tri-countychamber.com www.tri-countychamber.com

LEBANON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & VISITORS CENTER 1040 S. Park St., Lebanon 541-258-7164 Email: shelly@lebanon-chamber.org www.lebanon-chamber.org

PHILOMATH AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1010 Applegate St., Philomath 541-929-2454 Email: director@philomathchamber.org www.philomathchamber.org

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HEALTH CARE

After nearly two years of planning and lobbying Tangent Fire’s Brice Walters saw his vision of a potentially life saving app, Pule Point, become a reality in Linn County. -Photo by: Mark Ylen

IN AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911

Immediate Help ALBANY Samaritan Albany General Hospital 1046 Sixth Ave. S.W. 541-812-4000 Open 24 hours Samaritan Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic – Geary Street 1700 Geary St. S.E. 541-812-5500 Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

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Samaritan Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic – North Albany 400 Hickory St. N.W., Suite 303 541-812-5275 Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

CORVALLIS The Corvallis Clinic Immediate Care Center 3680 N.W. Samaritan Drive 541-754-1282 Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends and some holidays. Closed Christmas. Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center 3600 N.W. Samaritan Drive 541-768-5111 Open 24 hours

Samaritan Urgent Care 5234 S.W. Philomath Blvd. 541-768-4971 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. SamCare Express – Corvallis 990 NW Circle Boulevard, Suite 101 541-768-5166

LEBANON Samaritan Lebanon Hospital 525 N. Santiam Highway 541-258-2101 Open 24 hours

Community

Samaritan Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic - Lebanon 35 Mullins Drive, Suite 2 541-451-7915

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HEALTH CARE Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving, but open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. other holidays.

Finding a Doctor Find-A-Physician A free service of The Corvallis Clinic, Find-a-Physician can provide help in referring patients for primary and specialty care physicians in the region. In addition, it provides assistance to groups looking for an expert to speak on a health care topic. Call 541-757-3757 (Corvallis). Find-aPhysician information is available online at www.corvallisclinic.com. Find-A-Doctor A free service of Samaritan Health Services Inc., providing referral information for primary and specialty care physicians in the region and offering assistance with locating a speaker on a health topic. Call 541-768-5121 or 800-863-5241 for more information. Physician profiles are available online at www.samhealth.org.

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Finding a Dentist The following free referral service performs background and reference checks on participating dentists. It is funded by fees from those dentists. Dental Referral Service: 800-577-7317.

Hospitals & Clinics Samaritan Health Services Inc. www.samhealth.org Samaritan Health Services is a nonprofit regional network of hospitals, physicians clinics and senior care facilities employing more than 5,000 people. The network serves more than 250,000 residents in Benton, Lincoln, Linn and portions of Marion and Polk counties. Samaritan operates Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Samaritan Albany General Hospital, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport. Senior care and assisted living is provided at Wiley Creek Community in Sweet Home, and a regional hospice house

operated by Samaritan Evergreen Hospice is located in Albany. Samaritan has been nationally recognized for high-quality programs and outcomes. Its regional cancer center, based in Corvallis, has earned the highest level of accreditation, and its heart, vascular, stroke and orthopedics programs have received national awards for quality outcomes. Samaritan also is actively involved in the education of health professionals including physicians, nurses and technologists. Samaritan Health Services Research Institute supports health-related grants, contracts and clinical trials designed to help improve patient care and quality. Samaritan also operates health and fitness centers in Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon, where health education is paired with fitness for optimal health results. The Oregon Health Plan — which provides subsidized health care to 54,000 Linn, Benton and Lincoln County residents — is administered by Samaritan Health Services under the name InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization. Also, our patient assistance program helps Samaritan patients with-

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HEALTH CARE out insurance obtain needed medications at no cost from national pharmaceutical companies through the Samaritan Medical Assistance Program.

ponds and native Oregon plants. A spacious birthing room with hot tub overlooks the garden. Other clinics and providers affiliated with Samaritan Health Services:

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center 3600 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Corvallis 541-768-5111 A 188-bed hospital with 24-hour-emergency care, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center serves as the hub for Samaritan Health Services. It offers a cancer center and the Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute, neurosurgery and adult mental health services. Home health services for the region are centralized in Corvallis. The 6,500-square-foot Mario Pastega House serves hundreds of people each year as a no-cost or low-cost home away from home for patients of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center and their families.

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Samaritan Albany General Hospital 1046 Sixth Ave. S.W., Albany 541-812-4000 A 79- bed hospital with 24 hour emergency care, Samaritan Albany General Hospital, an acute care facility and health center, has provided medical services to the greater Albany area since 1924. It offers a nationally recognized joint replacement program and is home to Sarah’s Place, a regional 24-hour Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Center. The growing medical campus in North Albany includes specialty services such as sleep diagnostics, hyperbaric wound and vein care, and a cancer resource center. Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital 525 N. Santiam Highway 541-258-2101 A 25-bed critical access hospital with 24-hour emergency care, SLCH houses a Health Career and Training Center that features 12,630 square feet of instructional space, including six classrooms, a simulation lab and advanced technological equipment and resources. The space accommodates various training opportunities, as well as community events. The hospital features an 11,250-squarefoot healing garden with waterfalls, koi 28

• Albany Laser Services 705 Elm St. S.W., Suite 200, 541-812-4868 • Albany OB/GYN 705 Elm St. S.W., Suite 200, 541-812-4850 • Calapooia Family Medicine 1100 Seventh Ave. S.W., 541-812-4970 • Mid-Valley Children’s Clinic 734 Elm St. S.W., 541-812-5111 • Samaritan Albany Surgical Associates 705 Elm St. S.W., Suite 300, 541-812-4580 • Samaritan Breast Surgical Specialists 631 Elm St. S.W., Suite 202, 541-812-5834 • Samaritan Cancer Resource Center - Albany 400 Hickory St. N.W., Suite 100, 541-8125888 • Samaritan Family Medicine, Geary Street 1700 Geary St. S.E., 541-812-5570 • Samaritan Heartspring Wellness Center 534 Pleasant View Way N.W., 541-8125656 • Samaritan Internal Medicine - Albany 1086 Seventh Ave. S.W., 541-812-3349 • Samaritan Kidney Specialists – Albany 1086 Seventh Ave. S.W., 541-768-6930 • Samaritan Medical Clinics – North Albany 400 Hickory St. N.W., Suite 300, 541812-5700 • Samaritan Mental Health - Albany 1052 29th Ave. S.W., 541-812-5060 • Samaritan Mid-Valley Orthopedics 832 Elm St. S.W., Suite 101, 541-812-5820 • Samaritan Neuropsychology – Albany 534 Pleasant View Way N.W., 541-8125760 • Samaritan Occupational Medicine 2615 Willetta St. S.W., Suite C2, 541-8125523 • Samaritan Rebound Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine 400 Hickory St. N.W., Suite 201, 541-8125840

• Samaritan Sleep Center - Albany 534 Pleasant Valley Way N.W., 541-8125470 • Samaritan Urology - Albany 400 Hickory Street NW, Suite 200, 541812-5800 • Samaritan Valley Imaging Services 400 Hickory St. N.W., 541-812-5200 • Samaritan Wound, Vein & Hyperbaric Medicine Albany400 Hickory St. N.W., Suite 101, 541-812-3360 • Sarah’s Place 1046 Sixth Ave. S.W., 541-812-4420

BROWNSVILLE • Samaritan Family Medicine, Brownsville 157 Spaulding St., 541-451-6940 • SamCare Mobile Medical, Walk-in Care and Occupational Medicine Services, 33184 Hwy. 228, 541-451-7873

CORVALLIS • Samaritan Athletic Medicine Center 845 S.W. 30th St., 541-768-7700 • Samaritan Cancer Resource Center Corvallis, 501 NW Elks Dr., 541-768-2171 • Samaritan Family Medicine, Resident Clinic 3517 N.W. Samaritan Drive Suite 201, 541768-5142 • Samaritan Family Medicine, Southwest 5234 S.W. Philomath Blvd., 541-768-7300 • Samaritan Gynecology & Surgical Associates 400 N.W. Walnut Blvd., Suite 300, 541768-4680 • Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute 3600 N.W. Samaritan Drive, 541-7685205 • Samaritan Hematology & Oncology Consultants 501 N.W. Elks Dr. Suite 100, 541-7684950 • Samaritan Infectious Disease 3640 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 210, 541-768-5810 • Samaritan Internal Medicine - Corvallis 3521 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 201, 541768-5140 • Samaritan International Travel OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


HEALTH CARE Clinic 3640 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 210, 541-768-5810 • Samaritan Kidney Specialists 3615 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 203, 541-768-6930 • Samaritan Mental Health - Corvallis 3509 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 215, 541-768-5235 • Samaritan Mental Health Family Center 3517 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 101, 541768-4620 • Samaritan Neurosurgery 3615 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 210, 541-768-4501 • Samaritan Obstetrics & Gynecology 3640 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 220, 541-768-5300 • Samaritan Obstetrics & Gynecology, Resident Clinic 3517 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 202, 541-768-5400 • Samaritan Occupational Medicine 5234 S.W. Philomath Blvd. Suite B, 541768-6211 • Samaritan Orthopedics — Luis Vela, DO 3620 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 201, 541-768-6300 • Samaritan Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Center 3620 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 202, 541-768-4810 • Samaritan Pediatrics 777 N.W. Ninth St., Suite 320, 541-7684900 • Samaritan Physical Rehabilitation Specialists 815 NW Ninth Street, 541-768-5157 • Samaritan Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery 996 N.W. Circle Blvd., Suite 103, 541768-4370 • Samaritan Pastega Regional Cancer Center 501 N.W. Elks Drive, 541-768-7722 • Samaritan Rheumatology 3620 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 203, 541-768-5800 • Samaritan Surgical Specialists 3615 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 201, 541-768-5930 • Samaritan Urology – Corvallis 990 N.W.Circle Blvd., Suite 102, 541-768OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

5486 • Samaritan Weight Management Institute 3517 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 100, 541-768-4280

LEBANON • East Linn Health Center 100 Mullins Drive, Suite A-1, 541-4516920 • Main Street Family Medicine 191 N. Main St., 541-451-7940 • Mid-Valley Medical Plaza 425 N. Santiam Highway, 541-451-7800 • Park Street Clinic 325 Park St., 541-451-7200 • Samaritan Family Medicine, Resident Clinic 425 N. Santiam Highway, 541-451-6960 • Samaritan Lebanon Health Center – OB/GYN 675 N. Fifth St., 541-451-7250 • Samaritan Lebanon Health Center – Pediatrics 675 N. Fifth St., 541-451-7820 • Samaritan Lebanon Health Center General Surgery 675 N. 5th St., 541-451-6412 • Samaritan Occupational Medicine – Lebanon 100 Mullins Drive, Suite B-2, 541-4517019 • Samaritan Lebanon Health CenterOrthopedics 675 N.5th St., 541-451-7540 • Samaritan Rehabilitation Specialties - Lebanon 100 Mullins Dr., Suite D-3, 541-451-7890 • Samaritan Lebanon Health CenterUrology 675 N. 5th St., 541-812-5820

SWEET HOME • Sweet Home Family Medicine 679 Main St., 541-367-5158 • Sweet Home Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 646 Holley Road, 541-451-6272 SamFit fitness centers SamFit is open to everyone, with memberships starting at about $1 per day. To learn more about their health and fitness programs, as well as the classes they offer, visit www.samfit.org.

Albany 380 Hickory St. NW, 541-812-3300 Corvallis 777 N.W. Ninth St., Suite 310, 541-7685850 Lebanon 35 Mullins Drive, Suite 3, 541-451-6990 The Corvallis Clinic www.corvallisclinic.com As the largest independent, physician-led multispecialty medical group in the area, The Corvallis Clinic has served the midWillamette Valley since 1947. The clinic has 10 locations, including QuickCare sites in Corvallis and Albany with online scheduling to arrange appointments on short notice. With approximately 113 providers and more than 600 employees, the clinic is the fifth-largest employer in Corvallis. The Corvallis Clinic has met a high level of certification in Oregon as a patient-centered medical home. In addition, the clinic is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a medical home and is participating in a federal health care program under Medicare. The clinic’s patient portal, AthenaHealth, gives patients online access to their health records and test results. Specialties offered at The Corvallis Clinic include allergy and immunology, behavioral health, dermatology, endocrinology, family medicine, gastroenterology, internal medicine, general surgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, occupational medicine, oncology and hematology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, physical medicine, podiatry, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, sleep medicine and urology. In addition, the clinic has an on-site laboratory, pharmacy, optical center, hearing aid and audiology service, physical therapy department, radiology department and a nutrition counseling office. The clinic’s diagnostic capability includes magnetic resonance imaging, bone densitometry, positron emission tomography and nuclear medicine. Patients also have access to new medicines and technologies through the Clinical Research Center. 29


HEALTH CARE The Corvallis Clinic medical group includes:

ALBANY • The Corvallis Clinic at Waverly Drive 1705 Waverly Drive S.E., 541-967-8221 • The Corvallis Clinic at North Albany Village 601 Hickory St. N.W., 541-926-3441 • Quick Care Albany 1815 N.W. 14th Ave. S.E., www.quickcare. clinic

CORVALLIS • The Corvallis Clinic Asbury Building 3680 N.W. Samaritan Drive, 541-754-1150 • The Corvallis Clinic Aumann Building 444 N.W. Elks Drive, 541-754-1150 • The Corvallis Clinic at Walnut Boulevard 2350 N.W. Century Drive, Suite 100 Physical therapy: 541-754-1265 Occupational medicine: 541-753-1786 • Quick Care Corvallis 2001 N.W. Monroe Ave., www.quickcare.

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clinic • The Corvallis Clinic Surgery Center 601 N.W. Elks Drive, 541-754-1254

PHILOMATH • The Corvallis Clinic Philomath Family Medicine 1219 Applegate St., 541-929-2922 Quality Care Associates Inc. 2175 N.W. Professional Drive, Corvallis 541-918-5034 www.qualitycareassociates.org This independent physicians association represents about 125 family practice doctors and specialists in Linn and Benton counties in the areas of general surgery, orthopedics, neurology, radiology, anesthesiology, urology, gastroenterology, otolaryngology, dermatology, allergy, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and ophthalmology. All of the physicians have privileges at one or more of the community hospitals in the area.

Clinics and providers affiliated with Quality Care Associates Inc.:

ALBANY • Albany Anesthesia 930 Ninth Ave. S.W., 541-926-9611 • Albany Foot Clinic 2605 Willetta St. S.W., Suite D-2, 541928-3413 • Eyecare Associates 2715 Willetta St. S.W., Suite B, 541-9265848 • Genstler Eye Center 2700 14th Ave. S.E., 541-928-1667 • David Irvine, MD, Family Medicine 2605 Willetta St. S.W., Suite D-1, 541928-3238 • Mid-Willamette Family Medicine 1050 29th Ave. S.W., 541-926-4828 • Patricia O’Hare, MD, Family Medicine 1200 Queen Ave. S.E., 541-926-3025 • Dirk Ohling, MD, Family Medicine 2605 Willetta St. S.W., Suite D-1, 541924-2873 • Mark Robertson, DO, Otolaryngology 950 29th Ave. S.W., 541-967-0404

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HEALTH CARE • Silver Falls Dermatology 1390 Waverly Drive S.E., 541-967-8385

CORVALLIS • Allergy & Asthma Center, PC 330-C N.W. Elks Drive, 541-754-7170 • Anderson Neurological Pain Solutions 2211 N.W. Professional Drive, Suite 203, 541-286-4720 • Beaver Sports Medicine 1128 N.E. Second St., Suite 201, 541-7578100 • Black Stone Physical Medicine 2358 N.W. Kings Blvd., 541-368-5986 • Adriana Brune, MD, Dermatology 1740 N.W. Ninth St., 541-230-1350 • Lisa Cornelius, DPM, Podiatrist 3640 N.W. Samaritan Drive, 541-7577100 • Corvallis Family Medicine 2400 N.W. Kings Blvd., 541-757-2400 • Corvallis Radiology 938 N.W. Kings Blvd., 541-758-5047 • Eyecare Associates 330 N.W. Elks Drive, Suite A, 541-7524622 • Abigail Haberman, MD, Dermatology 330-C N.W. Elks Drive, 541-754-2757 • Peter Hinckle, MD, Vascular Surgeon 541-745-5053 • Mid-Valley Gastroenterology 3521 N.W. Samaritan Drive, Suite 101, 541768-6119 • Noble Women’s Healthcare, Gynecology 2298 N.W. Kings Blvd., 541-286-4547 • Piercey Neurology 650 3rd S.W., Corvallis, 541-207-3500 • Silver Falls Dermatology 2358 N.W. Kings Blvd., Suite 100 • Frances Spiller, DO, Internal Medicine 2298 N.W. Kings Blvd., 541-286-4082 • Ryan Stevens, MD, Otolaryngology 1867 N.W. Kings Blvd., 541-757-4999 • Upper Hand Orthopaedics 2797 N.W. Ninth St., 541-207-0910 • Willamette Cardiology 410 N.W. Walnut Blvd., 541-753-9497

100 Mullins Drive, Suite B-3, 541-4515808 • Grace Dermatology 2500 S. Main Road, 541-258-7546 • Upper Hand Orthopaedics 41 Ash St., 541-207-0910

SCIO • Mid-Willamette Family Medicine 38829 N. Main St., 503-394-3633 Community Outreach 865 N.W. Reiman Ave., Corvallis 541-758-3000 www.communityoutreachinc.org Community Outreach is a nonprofit social service agency that offers free and lowcost medical clinics for the uninsured and people who may be covered by the Oregon Health Plan or private insurance but can’t get an appointment elsewhere. Free clinics are staffed by volunteer doctors, nurses and clinic coordinators. Services may include radiology, lab work and prescriptions at no charge to patients. Interpreters are available. Appointments are not necessary, but patients must check in during the first hour of each clinic. If possible, patients are asked to make a $10 donation to help support the program. A fee-for-service clinic, which charges $100 for the first visit and $50 for followups, sees patients by appointment. The Oregon Health Plan clinic sees patients by appointment and bills OHP. Clinicas medicas: Servicios para personas sin tarjeta medica. Llame 541-758-3000 para informacion acerca de todos las clinicas. Se habla espanol. Clinics affiliated with Community Outreach:

CORVALLIS • Community Outreach, 865 N.W. Reiman Ave. Hours: 8 to 10 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays; psychiatrist available first and third Wednesdays; feefor-service clinic 8:30 to 11 a.m. third Fridays, call 541-758-3000 for appointment; Oregon Health Plan clinic 8:30 to 11 a.m. fourth Fridays, call 541-758-3000 for appointment

LEBANON

LEBANON

• Eyecare Associates

• East Linn Community Clinic, 1600 S.

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Main St. Hours: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays Other Health Resources Benton County Health Department 530 N.W. 27th St., Corvallis 541-766-6835 www.co.benton.or.us/health The Benton County Health Department strives to increase access to care for the county’s underserved residents — uninsured persons, those with Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan) or Medicare, as well as low-income elderly persons, students, migrants and seasonal farmworkers. Language translation services are provided. Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties 530 N.W. 27th St., Corvallis 541-766-6835 www.co.benton.or.us/healthcenter Primary Care Primary care is available through the Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties at four locations, listed below. Services include illness care for infants, children and adults; well child exams; sports physicals; annual exams; immunizations; chronic disease screening and care; some laboratory services; health education and prevention; case management; and alcohol and drug counseling. Low-cost pharmacy services are also available to health center clients. Patients do not need a referral from another doctor. Medical services are provided by a variety of practitioners including doctors, nurse practitioners and registered nurses, with same-day care available. Specialty services, including prenatal care, are provided through referrals to specialists. Services are not free, but no one will be turned away because they cannot pay. Health center users must verify their income, and the cost of services is based on income (i.e., on a sliding fee scale). The center accepts private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan); however, the required deductible is waived for clients with Medicare. 31


HEALTH CARE Mental Health Care Mental health services also are available to medical patients of the health center. Physicians and nurse practitioners will provide some basic mental health care for medical patients, while other qualifying clients who need acute or long-term mental health services may be referred to the Benton County Mental Health Center, located at the Health Department site in Corvallis. Psychiatric consultation is available, and clients needing counseling or case management may see a clinical caseworker. Community Health Center locations: • Benton Health Center 530 N.W. 27th St., Corvallis; 541-7666835 Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays • Lincoln Health Center 121 S.E. Viewmont Ave., Corvallis; 541766-3546 Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

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• East Linn Health Center 100 Mullins Drive, Suite A-1, Lebanon; 541-451-6920 Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays • Monroe Health Center 610 Dragon Drive, Monroe; 541-847-5143 Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays

Individual assessment and evaluation available, as well as individual, group and family counseling for adults and adolescents, referrals and prevention services.

Linn County Department of Health Services 315 Fourth Ave. S.W., Albany 541-967-3888, 800-304-7468 www.co.linn.or.us/health Most of the following programs offered by the Linn County Department of Health Services charge fees on a sliding scale based on income. Offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are needed for most types of services; all are confidential. • Alcohol, Drug and Problem Gambling Treatment 104 Fourth Ave. S.W., Albany; 541-967-3819

• Environmental Health 315 Fourth Ave. S.W., Albany; 541-9673821 Licenses and inspects restaurants, tourist facilities, public pools and spas; issues permits and inspects septic systems; regulates public drinking water systems; administers solid waste collection, disposal and recycling franchises; investigates nuisance complaints; tracks rabies for the state; and participates in disease outbreak investigations.

• Developmental Disabilities 2730 Pacific Blvd. S.E., Albany; 541-9673890 Provides advocacy and service coordination for those with developmental disabilities or mental retardation.

• Mental Health 445 Third Ave. S.W., Albany; 541-9673866

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HEALTH CARE Offers individual assessment and evaluation, individual and group therapy, outpatient treatment and referral. Crisis service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. After hours: 800-304-7468 • Public Health 2730 Pacific Blvd. S.E., Albany; 541-9673888 Family planning and birth control services; communicable disease assessment and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including anonymous HIV testing and counseling; immunization clinics, including childhood shots, flu shots and tuberculosis testing; maternal child health services, including referrals for prenatal care and education on prenatal and postpartum issues; and the Women, Infants and Children Program, including nutrition counseling and WIC food and formula vouchers for income-eligible families. This program also maintains the county’s vital statistics records, including birth and death records. East county offices • Lebanon Office: 1600 S. Main St.; 541-451-5932 Offers youth alcohol and drug programs, developmental disabilities, mental health and public health services. • Sweet Home Office: 799 Long St., 541-367-3888 Offers youth alcohol and drug programs and youth and adult mental health and public health services. Trillium Family Services 4455 N.E. Highway 20, Corvallis 541-757-1852 or 888-333-6177 www.trilliumfamily.org The Children’s Farm Home, run by Trillium Family Services, is an accredited psychiatric mental health facility for youths ages 5 to 18. Services include residential care, in-home care, transition services and an outpatient clinic. Therapists also contract with local schools to provide free counseling to students and families upon referral. Oregon State University Student Health Services 201 Plageman Building, 108 S.W. Memorial Place, Corvallis OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

541-737-9355 http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/ OSU’s Student Health Services collaborates with Counseling and Psychological Services and the Department of Recreational Sports to provide leadership for the health and wellness of the OSU community. Each unit’s website provides detailed information about its programs and services. All currently enrolled OSU students pay a health fee as part of their tuition. This health fee provides students unlimited access to most SHS physicians, midlevel practitioners and other clinicians at no additional cost. It also provides two free nutritional consultations per year with a registered dietitian, access to self-care assessments, anonymous Q&A through the AnswerSpot website, health promotion and educational outreach and events, and 24hour nurse advice by phone. Fees are charged for services such as laboratory testing, X-ray, pharmacy, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture and chiropractic treatment. Common fees are listed on the SHS website. Optional student health insurance is highly recommended and is available through the SHS insurance office if the student is not already covered by another plan. Health insurance is required for international students. Counseling and Psychological Services 500 Snell Hall, 2150 S.W. Jefferson Way, Corvallis 541-737-2131 http://counseling.oregonstate.edu/ Counseling and Psychological Services can help students address the mental health challenges and difficulties they face during their academic career. CAPS provides brief counseling services; if more intensive or specialized care is needed, students might be referred to health care providers in the community. Dixon Recreation Center 425 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis 541-737-3748 http://recsports.oregonstate.edu/facilities/dixon-recreation-center Students with a current OSU ID can access the facilities and services of Dixon Recreation Center. Student Health Services pro-

vides services at Dixon that include physical therapy, athletic training, personal training, nutrition, massage, health promotion, sports medicine and fitness assessment. Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center 311 S.W. Plageman Building, 108 S.W Memorial Place, Corvallis 541-737-2030 OSU’s Survivor Advocacy and Resource Center provides a variety of confidential services for students, staff or faculty members who have been sexually assaulted. These include help with accessing resources and assistance with understanding rights and reporting options. Members of the campus community who have been assaulted can also seek help by calling the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners line at 541-737-9355, CAPS Sexual Assault Support Services at 541-737-7604 or the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence at 541-754-0110.

Dental Service • Boys & Girls Club of Albany 1215 Hill St. S.E., 541-926-6666

Other • Albany InReach Services Linn County Willamette Health Center, 2730 Pacific Blvd. S.E., Albany 541-812-4059 FAX: 541-812-4220 Operated by Samaritan Health Services, this clinic provides medical and mental health services to low-income and uninsured residents of Albany, Millersburg and Tangent. InReach sees patients by appointment only between 5 and 9 p.m. on Thursdays. • Corvallis Children’s Therapy 1650 S.W. 45th St., Corvallis 541-974-7709 • Linn-Benton RSVP 1400 Queen Ave. S.E., Albany 541-812-0849 The RSVP program provides a variety of health-related services for senior citizens, including support and counseling, durable medical equipment for uninsured or underinsured elders, and answers to questions about Medicare benefits. 33


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any agencies and organizations, too many to include in one list, stand ready to help those in need within our communities. The following public agencies serve as umbrella organizations to meet a variety of needs. Other organizations are then listed according to general areas of assistance such as counseling, housing, senior services and more.

Public Agencies Community Outreach Inc. 865 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis 541-758-3000 http://www.communityoutreachinc.org The agency offers an emergency and transitional homeless shelter including a drug and alcohol treatment program; provisions for single women and men and transitional housing for homeless families; medical clinics for the uninsured in Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon; a dental clinic for the uninsured at Linn-Benton Community College (Albany campus) and mobile dental van; an emergency food bank; 24-hour crisis intervention, and information and referral; licensed drug and alcohol and mental health services; help for people trying to escape domestic violence and a domestic abuse intervention program featuring treatment for batterers. Community Services Consortium • 545 SW Second St., Suite A, Corvallis 541-752-1010 • 250 Broadalbin St. SW, Suite 2A, Albany 541-928-6335 • 380 Market St., Lebanon 541-451-1071 • 120 NE Avery St., Newport 541-265-8505 www.communityservices.us info@communityservices.us Community action agency providing assistance with housing, utilities, food, education, employment and job training. Department Of Human Services Self-Sufficiency Programs • 545 SW Second St., Suite B, Corvallis 541-757-4201 • 118 Second Ave. SE, Suite C, Albany 541-967-2078 • 44 Industrial Way, Suite D, Lebanon 541-259-5860 OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Email: dhs.info@state.or.us www.oregon.gov/DHS This state department offers such programs as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF); Employment-Related Day Care (ERDC); the Oregon Health Plan (OHP); Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); and food stamps.

Community Resources ABUSE ABC HOUSE • 1054 29th Ave. SW, Albany 541-926-2203 www.abchouse.org development@abchouse.org Child abuse intervention center serving Benton and Linn counties. Adult Protective Services 1400 Queen Ave. SE, Suite 206, Albany 541-967-8630, 800-638-0510 Investigates reports of abuse and/or neglect of adults with disabilities. Affiliated with Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments Disability Services. Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) • 541-758-0219 (office) 4786 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis • 541-738-8319 (advocacy office) 2208 SW Third St., Corvallis • 541-754-0110, 800-927-0197 (24-hour crisis hotline) www.cardv.org Provides emergency confidential shelter and support services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in both Linn and Benton counties. Old Mill Center for Children and Families • 1650 SW 45th Place, Corvallis 541-757-8068 www.oldmillcenter.org Mica_habarad@oldmillcenter.org Relief Nursery is a child abuse and neglect prevention program for children birth to 6 years of age. Working in classrooms, teachers help get children ready for kindergarten. Additionally, they offer in-home services and other support resources for parents.

Department of Human Services Child Welfare Program • 555 NW Fifth St., Corvallis 541-757-4121 • 118 Second Ave. SE, Albany 541-967-2060 • Child abuse hotline open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays 541-757-5019 http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/ Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays Provides protective services for neglected or physically and/or sexually abused children including family counseling (for circumstances in which children are taken into custody), substitute care, sexual abuse treatment, 24-hour child abuse hotline, parent training and adoptions. Senior Protective Services 1400 Queen Ave. SE, Suite 206, Albany 541-967-8630, 800-638-0510 www.ocwcog.org Investigates reports of abuse and/or neglect of elderly persons and victims of domestic violence age 65 and older. Affiliated with the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments.

ADVOCACY Commission on Children and Families 408 SW Monroe Ave. Suite 101, Corvallis 541-766-6751 Citizen volunteers, appointed by county commissioners, plan and advocate on behalf of children and families, with a focus on child care issues, teen pregnancy, Healthy Start programs, strategies for reducing juvenile crime/substance abuse, and more. The commissions strive to mobilize the community and involve citizens in community-based planning and decision-making. Corvallis Homeless Shelter Coalition 541-990-4536 Advocates for the homeless population in Corvallis. The coalition provides coldweather shelter from Nov. 15 to March 15 for men who are homeless. Location to be determined. Corvallis Right of Way A nonprofit group focused on improving 35


FINDING HELP education and safety for drivers and other roadway users. 541-231-1210 Email: corvallisrightofway@gmail.com www.corvallisrightofway.com 954 NW Sequoia Ave. Meets at 5 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month. Check the calendar on the website for meeting locations; frequently our meetings take place at Natural Grocers, 1235 NW 10th St.

www.oregonstate.edu/womenscenter School year: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays Summer: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays A place where women can gather for lively discussion or quiet contemplation. The center provides advocacy, support, programs, resources and opportunities to translate concerns into action.

Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) A nonprofit agency that trains/supervises volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Benton County 541-753-5838 Email: casa@casa-vfc.org 129 NW Fourth St., Suite B, Corvallis www.casa-vfc.org Linn County • 2730 Pacific Blvd. SE, Suite 201, Albany 541-926-2651 casaoflinnco@comcast.net www.linncasa.org • 2122 1/2 S. Santiam Highway, Lebanon 541-258-2484

Pet Adoption Network 541-929-5941 Email: contactpan@yahoo.com www.awos.petfinder.com/shelters/or84. html Helps find new homes for dogs in need. Adoption events at Corvallis and Albany Petco stores.

Heartland Humane Society 398 SW Twin Oaks Circle, Corvallis 541-757-9000 Email: adopt@heartlandhumane.org www.heartlandhumane.org Provides safe housing for stray and homeless domestic pets, pet adoption services, youth education programs and support for low-income pet owners. (noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays) Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman 800-522-2602 Email: info@LTCO.state.or.us www.oregon.gov/LTCO Staff and trained volunteers (certified ombudsmen) serve as advocates for residents of long-term care facilities. Oregon State University Women’s Center Benton Annex, 1700 SW Pioneer Place, Corvallis 541-737-3186 Email: womenscenter@oregonstate.edu 36

Planned Parenthood Legislative Action Team 541-342-6042 Email: nichi.linder@ppcw.org www.choiceadvocates.org Works to promote and protect women’s reproductive health through legislation. SafeHaven Humane Society 2220 Old Highway 34, Tangent 541-928-2789 Email: info@safehavenhumane.org www.safehavenhumane.org Full adoption, non-euthanizing shelter serving Linn and Benton counties. Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Mondays Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon 541-244-2488 or 541-908-2331 Email: SDROregon@gmail.com www.sdroregon.com Rescues older, homeless dogs and places them in permanent homes. Monthly adoption events hosted by the Petco store from noon to 3 p.m., in Corvallis’ Timberhill Shopping Center, the third Saturday of each month. Senior Services Advisory Council 1400 Queen Ave. SE, Suite 206, Albany 541-967-8630 www.ocwcog.org Members advocate on issues of concern

to seniors with programs designed to help older people live with dignity and independence. Affiliated with Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments, Linn and Benton counties. The Arc The Arc of Benton County, 414 NW Fourth St., Corvallis (call for hours) 541-753-1711 www.arcbenton.org Nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of people who have developmental disabilities through family support, education, information and referral, recreation and socialization, community living situations and advocacy for improved services. Thrift stores are located at 928 NW Beca Ave., Corvallis, 541-754-9011; and at 936 Main St., Philomath, 541-929-3946 Coping/Counseling Assistance League of Corvallis Hug-aBear and Emergency Kit Programs 541-757-1978 www.alcorvallis.org Supplies teddy bears to local police, fire departments and other agencies to ease the trauma of victims of accidents or abuse in Benton County; and provides clothing and hygiene kits to the emergency room at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for victims of assault or accidents. Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center 541-740-3235 Provides practical assistance and advocacy for individuals experiencing homelessness, low income or mental health issues. • Drop-In Center, 602 SW Madison Ave. (9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays, June, July, August; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., September-May) Friends of the Family • 645 Waverly Drive SE, Suite 211, Albany • 685 N.W. Fifth St., Corvallis 541-757-1761 Email: friends@fofm.org www.fofm.org Individual, couple, family, play therapy counseling; fifth- through 12th-grade healthy relationships presentations in local schools. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


FINDING HELP Jackson Street Youth Shelter 555 NW Jackson Ave., Corvallis 541-754-2404 www.jacksonstreet.org Jackson Street Youth Shelter promotes safety, stability and well-being for runaway, homeless and at-risk youth. Cornerstone Youth Outreach Center, 960 Queen Ave. SW, Albany, is open 2:30 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and 1:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays during the school year. Girls Circle and Boys Council (curriculum-based support groups for teens) are scheduled throughout the year in both Linn and Benton counties; call for current information. Youth Advisory Boards in both Linn and Benton counties are a way for high school students to get involved and advocate; meets regularly throughout the school year. The overnight shelter is open 24 hours a day all year. Volunteers are needed in both Linn and Benton counties as personal and on-site tutors, mentors and activity leaders, and to support street outreach. Kidco Head Start 541-451-1581 kidcoheadstart.org Tuition-free infant/toddler and preschool program that serves families from Benton, Linn and Marion counties with children from birth through age 5. Enrollment is based on age, income and special need. Kidco’s infant/toddler program serves pregnant mothers/expecting families and families with children up to 36 months of age. Program options include centerbased and home-based. The preschool program serves families with children who turn 3 years old on or before Sept. 1. Program options are center-based and are either full-day or part-day classroom schedules. All Kidco locations provide social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development for the children as well as health and nutrition services. As a two-generation program, Kidco also provides parenting education, job-skill building for parents, family nights, assistance to families in connecting with and using community resources, and opportunities for parents to act as a partner with Kidco, assisting in daily operations OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

and program decision-making. Preschool centers are in Corvallis, Crawfordsville (also serving Brownsville), Sweet Home, Lebanon, Albany, Corvallis, Philomath, Jefferson and Harrisburg (also serving Monroe). The infant/toddler program has centers in Corvallis, Albany and Sweet Home, and home-based programs in Corvallis, Albany, Sweet Home and Lebanon. Linn/Benton/Lincoln RSVP 541-812-0849 Email: alucke@ocwcog.org 1400 SE Queen Ave., Albany, OR 97322 RSVP volunteers contribute their time and talents to local nonprofit agencies that serve community needs. Milestones Family Recovery 541-753-7801, YES House 541-753-2230, Milestones Women’s Program 541-757-7534, Young Adult and Adult Outpatient Services milestonesrecovery.com Milestones offers a variety of treatment services, and is committed to working with families and individuals seeking substance abuse treatment. Old Mill Center for Children and Families 1650 SW 45th Place, Corvallis 541-757-8068 www.oldmillcenter.org Child and Family Counseling Family-centered individual, group and family counseling for struggling children and teens. Find opportunities for growth and improvement hidden in the challenges of life. Forms of payment: OHP, private insurance and scholarships. Parenting Success Network 541-917-4899 Email: cyrel.gable@linnbenton.edu Website, Facebook page, Calendar and Parent Advice Line with information on services that support parents www.parentingsuccessnetwork.org Comprehensive network for information on all services and information that support parents in raising their children. A cooperative effort of organizations throughout Linn and Benton counties.

Pastoral Counseling Center 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis 541-753-9217 Email: pcc6madison@gmail.com http://www.pastoralcounseling-oregon. org Professional therapists providing counseling services for everyone, based on need rather than ability to pay. The Pastoral Counseling Center provides a wide range of counseling services offered weekdays and some evenings at offices in Albany, Lebanon and Corvallis. Call anytime to schedule an appointment with a licensed counselor. Samaritan Transitions 541-812-4664 A volunteer-led program providing nonmedical help for anyone with a life-limiting illness with a prognosis of 12 months or less. Trillium Family Services Children’s Farm Home 4455 NE Highway 20, Corvallis 541-758-5900 Email: gfrisk@trilliumfamily.org www.trilliumfamily.org Residential and day treatment facility for mental and behavioral health for children and youth. For information regarding residential or day treatment for mental and behavioral health issues for youth and adolescents, call 541-758-5900.

EDUCATION Greater Albany Education Association 541-967-7113 http://www.albanyteachers.org Teachers’ organization dedicated to improving the education of students in the Greater Albany Public Schools district. Assistance League of Corvallis SAT Review 541-757-1978 www.alcorvallis.org Offers Scholastic Aptitude Test review classes each fall for high school seniors, and spring for juniors. Students enrolled in area high schools are automatically sent applications. 37


FINDING HELP Benton County Foundation 660 NW Harrison Blvd. (P.O. Box 911, Corvallis 97339) 541-753-1603 Email: bcf@peak.org www.bentoncountyfoundation.org The Benton County Foundation began in 1953 as a community foundation with a mission to build community philanthropy by establishing endowments, prudently investing the funds received, and distributing a portion of the earnings annually to benefit the communities, especially the youth in Benton County. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis 541-754-7225 Email: cmlc@peak.org www.cmlcenter.org Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and Saturdays by appointment. Community-based “living room for learning” where people of all cultures can share teaching and learning. Epsilon Sigma Alpha 541-928-3663 Email: lindasue.brown@comcast.net www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org An international sorority providing community service and individual education. Greater Albany Association of Classified Employees 541-967-7113 www.ga-ace.org Educational support personnel dedicated to children in the Greater Albany Public Schools. Linn-Benton Community College Parenting Education Department 541-917-4899 www.linnbenton.edu/go/parenting-education Email: cyrel.gable@linnbenton.edu Learn the most effective parenting skills in classes throughout Linn and Benton counties. Linn Benton Christian Home Education Wiki www.lbchew.wikispot.org An interconnected community effort to 38

explore, discuss and compile anything and everything about Christian home education in Linn and Benton counties. Old Mill Center for Children and Families 1650 SW 45th Place, Corvallis 541-757-8068 www.oldmillcenter.org Integrated Preschool: A highly rated preschool for all children ages 3-6. NAEYCaccredited and five-star rated through Oregon’s QRIS. Those with special needs learn alongside children who are typically developing; enrollment available all year around, including summer programming. Relief Nursery: A therapeutic early childhood program for at-risk children (birth to 6 years). Comprehensive early-intervention services include both a toddler and preschool classroom. Both also are QRIS five-star rated and free for qualifying families. Oregon Education Association www.oregoned.org Corvallis Education Association 146 S. 12th St., Philomath (P.O. Box 1209, Philomath, OR 97370) 541-929-3112 Email: corvallisea@oregoned.org Teachers helping teachers help children and their parents achieve better Corvallis schools. Oregon State University Extension Office/Master Gardeners • Benton County 4077 SW Research Way 541-766-6750 http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton • Linn County 104 Fourth Ave. SW, Albany 541-967-3871 http://extension.oregonstate.edu/linn Educational programs and information about agriculture, forestry, 4-H/youth work, livestock, home horticulture and community development. Through the Master Gardener Program, experienced gardeners are trained to share their knowledge through plant clinics, community seminars, school programs and lecture series.

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES Oregon State Employment Department • 139 Fourth Ave. SE, Albany 541-967-2171 • 545 SW Second St., Corvallis 541-757-4261 • 44 Industrial Way, Suite B, Lebanon 541-259-5787 www.emp.state.or.us Provides placement services for job seekers and businesses.

FINANCES AARP Tax Aide 541-451-2628 Email: Aunger@centurytel.net www.aarp.org/taxaide Free tax preparation and electronic filing for seniors and low- to mid-income people. Counselors are trained in January and preparation of taxes offered Feb. 1 to April 15 at various locations. Money Management International 645 Waverly Drive SE, Suite 211, Albany 541-926-5843 Toll free, to schedule an appointment: 866-889-9347 www.moneymanagement.org Help with money management and/or debt repayment planning, including budget workshops and first-time homebuyer classes. We Care • Community Services Consortium, 545 SW Second St., Corvallis 541-758-2632 Email: wecare.corvallis@gmail.com www.wecarecorvallis.com We Care provides one-time financial assistance to residents of Benton County in emergency situations.

FOOD/CLOTHING/ETC. Albany Helping Hands 619 Ninth Ave. SE P.O. Box 2252, Albany 97321 541-926-4036 Email: wecare@albanyhh.org www.albanyhh.org Homeless shelter that provides daily meals and limited free clothing for men and women. Mail and message phone serOUR TOWN 2017 - 18


FINDING HELP vice, shower and laundry facility upon approval. Assistance League of Corvallis Operation School Bell 541-757-1978 www.alcorvallis.org Provides new clothing and hygiene kits to school-aged children through Operation School Bell, and clothing to emergency room patients when needed. Community Outreach Community Food Bank 865 NW Reiman Ave., Corvallis 541-758-3000 www.communityoutreachinc.org Food bank is open 2 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, including holidays Office is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week Provides food for clients staying in COI housing, as a supplement to food stamps, as well as emergency food boxes. Food boxes are available to an individual once every 30 days. Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center 541-740-3235 http://corvallisddc.org/home 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays Drop-in center with weekday programming focused on low-income guests. Fish Emergency Services of Benton County 541-752-4688 Provides financial assistance for rent, utilities, medical needs and transportation to residents in Benton County. Fish of Albany 541-928-4460 www.fishofalbany.com Provides food boxes, clothing and household items, assistance with prescription medications for life-threatening or communicable ailments, gasoline vouchers or bus tickets for emergency travel and shelter for pregnant teens and teen mothers with children. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Fish of Lebanon 541-259-3200 Emergency help with prescriptions, food, clothing, lodging, transportation, gasoline and utilities. Furniture Share 541-754-9511 155 SE Lilly Ave., Corvallis furnitureshare.org Distributes donated furniture at no cost to low-income families in need. God’s Heart Inc. 541-924-5683 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays Email: lovelinndir@aol.com Clothing and household goods giveaway 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at 2110 Santiam Highway SE, Albany. Heartland Humane Society Thrift Shop 541-757-0573 411 SW Third St., Corvallis Email: thriftshop@heartlandhumane.org www.heartlandhumane.org The volunteer-run shop raises funds for the animals and programs at Heartland, including the animal shelter. Linn Benton Food Share and Gleaning Program 545 SW Second St., Corvallis 541-752-1010 Email: mccambridge@communityservices.us http://communityservices.us/nutrition/ detail/category/linn-benton-food-share Collects and distributes food to 74 local nonprofit agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, gleaning groups and shelters. Love INC of Benton County 541-757-8111 Email: admin@yourloveinc.org www.yourloveinc.org Helps churches help young people. Operates a clearinghouse to make the connections. Help Line 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Love INC of Linn County 1606 Santiam Road SE, Albany 541-924-5683 Email: lovelinncc@lovelinn.com www.lovelinn.org Mobilizes church volunteers to serve their neighbors in need through practical acts of service. The help line is staffed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Marys River Gleaners 541-497-9019 Provides food and firewood to low-income families and individuals. Donations of clothing and furniture welcome. OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop 541-752-4733 144 NW Second St., Corvallis http://oregonstate.edu/osufolk/thriftshop Oregon State University volunteer-run consignment shop with all the profits going to OSU scholarships and community grants. School year hours, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Consignments are accepted from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays; and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Philomath Community Services 360 S. Ninth St., Philomath 541-929-2499 Email: info@philomathcommunityservices.org http://philomathcommunityservices.org Philomath Community Services operates five social-service programs in Philomath and the surrounding area. The regular board of directors meeting is at 5:15 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Philomath City Council Chambers. This is subject to change; call to confirm. Programs: Food Bank, 5 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 to 11:45 a.m. Thursdays; Gleaners, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; June’s Kids Kloset, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays; Lupe’s Community Garden, call for times. Visit the website for Holiday Cheer times. 39


FINDING HELP Project Action 425 SW Madison Ave., Suite Q1, Corvallis 541-738-7500 Open 10 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays. Provides assistance to the homeless, including help obtaining ID, filling out applications, and small loans to help with deposits on housing. Quilts from Caring Hands • Boy Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Mill Road, Philomath 541-286-8831 Email: mail@quiltsfromcaringhands.com www.quiltsfromcaringhands.com Meets from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays to make quilts, which are given to atrisk children through local social service agencies. Salvation Army Food Bank 345 Columbus St. SE, Albany 541-928-4774 Email: Maureen.lawliss@usw.salvationarmy.org Open 9 to 11:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Provides food boxes. Emergency financial assistance when available. Help available in Linn and Benton counties by appointment. South Corvallis Food Bank 1800 SW Third St. / 541-753-4263 http://www.southcorvallisfoodbank.org Open 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Distributes food to South Corvallis residents in need. St. Vincent de Paul, Corvallis 501 NW 25th St., Corvallis 541-757-1988, Ext. 317 http://www.stmarycorvallis.org Open 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays Food pantry and thrift store that offers emergency food boxes to qualified needy families. Supported by proceeds from donations and the thrift store. St. Vincent de Paul, Albany 541-928-1559 2220 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany Email: svdpalbany@mail.com St. Vincent de Paul Society assists with 40

clothing, shoes, housewares, linens and books for needy families and individuals.

mothers; for low-income people in Benton County.

Stone Soup Kitchens Stone Soup Kitchens provide free hot meals to anyone in need.

FUNDRAISING

Albany • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 822 Ellsworth St. SW 541-926-8562 Meals served 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Corvallis • St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 501 NW 25th St. 541-757-2906 (during meal times) Meals served 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (Mondays and Thursdays, and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays • First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave. 541-753-2671 or 541-754-1827 Meals served 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays Lebanon • First Christian Church, 170 E. Grant St. 541-451-7667 Meals served 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Sweet Home Emergency Ministries and Food Bank • Lebanon First United Methodist Church, 845 Sixth Ave. 541-367-3073 Meals served at 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays • Food Bank, Lebanon First United Methodist Church, 845 Sixth Ave. 541-367-6504 Open 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Come by 11:30 a.m. to fill out paperwork. A weekly meal for seniors, the homeless, and low-income families and individuals. The food bank distributes food to those in need. Vina Moses Center 968 NW Garfield Ave., Corvallis 541-753-1420 Email: vinamoses@proaxis.com www.vinamoses.org Collects and distributes clothing and household items; shoes and clothing for children starting school; Christmas baskets and gifts; layette items for expectant

Mary Powers Guild 541-758-5953 Email: cgalvin@trilliumfamily.org www.trilliumfamily.org Volunteer groups that support the Children’s Farm Home and its mental health programs through community awareness and fundraising. United Way of Linn/Benton/Lincoln Counties • Benton and Lincoln counties 2330 NW Professional Drive, Suite 101, Corvallis P.O. Box 2499, Corvallis 97339 541-757-7717 Email: office@unitedwayblc.org www.unitedwayblc.org • Linn County 1127 Hill St. SE, Albany P.O. Box 905, Albany, OR 97321 541-926-5432 Email: office@unitedwayoflinncounty.org www.unitedwayoflinncounty.org Helping the community increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.

HEALTH/HOSPICE Assistance League of Corvallis Dental Care Program 541-757-1978 Email: info@alcorvallis.org http://www.alcorvallis.org/dentaleducation Assists children in need of dental care referred from appropriate sources. Janus House/Mental Health Association of Benton County 541-753-9219 www.janus.peak.org Provides 24-hour residential services and crisis respite services to adults with mental illness. Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care 2350 NW Professional Drive, Corvallis 541-757-9616 info@luminahospice.org www.luminahospice.org OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


FINDING HELP Grief Support Second Monday of the month, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care. Family Grief Support First Wednesday of each month 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Old Mill Center for Children & Families Lebanon Palliative Care meeting room the first and third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 80 Tangent St., Lebanon Corvallis Second and forth Tuesday of each month 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Since 1980, you have come to know Benton Hospice Service as an independent nonprofit hospice. Mid-Willamette Family YMCA 3201 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany 541-926-4488 www.ymcaalbany.org Health and recreation programs for all ages. Swim and fitness classes available all year. Mighty Oaks Children’s Therapy Center 3615 Spicer Road SE, Albany 541-967-7551 http://mightyoakschildren.org Provides pediatric physical occupational and speech therapies for special-needs children on sliding fee scale. Oregon Health Plan 800-527-5772 http://www.oregon.gov/oha/HSD/OHP/ Pages/Apply.aspx Health insurance for qualified citizens on sliding fee scale. OSU IMPACT for Life 541-737-2176 http://health.oregonstate.edu/impactfor-life Oregon State University, Room 123, Women’s Building, 160 SW 26th St., Corvallis Email: Rena.Thayer@oregonstate.edu Increase physical fitness and quality of life for adults with special needs (ages 21-35). Participants meet twice weekly with volunteers during the academic year. Days and OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

times to be determined by participant and volunteer. Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon 800-426-6806 www.parkinsonsresources.org Empowers people to meet the challenges of living with Parkinson’s disease through information, education, personal support and advocacy for a cure. Services include support groups, movement classes and education programs. Samaritan Evergreen Hospice 1046 Sixth Ave. SW, Albany (Mailing) 4600 Evergreen Place SE, Albany (Physical) 541-812-4662 https://www.samhealth.org/find-alocation/s/samaritan-evergreen-hospice With a focus on patient comfort, Samaritan Evergreen Hospice supports patients and their families. Samaritan Evergreen Hospice serves Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon and surrounding areas. Samaritan Evergreen operates a hospice house in Albany, an in-patient facility serving patients near the end of life. Samaritan Home Health Services Albany, Corvallis and Lebanon 541-768-5254 or 877-370-0011 https://www.samhealth.org/health-services/all-services/home-health Home health care for people recovering from an accident, a stroke or the long-term effects of cancer, heart problems or diabetes. Valley AIDS Information Network Inc. 541-752-6322 www.valleyaidsinfo.org HIV/AIDS, STI and Hepatitis 24-hour hotline providing Linn and Benton county communities with medical information, support and referrals to services. Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers of Corvallis 541-757-0980 http://www.caregiversvic.org Provides certain services to elderly and disabled, such as transportation, visiting, shopping, ramp building and yard work.

HOUSING Albany Partnership for Housing and Community Development 2078 Sixth Ave. SE 541-926-5451 www.albanypartnership.org Creates affordable housing for people on restricted incomes in Linn County. CoHo Ecovillage Cohousing of Corvallis 541-752-9633 www.cohoecovillage.org Planned, environmentally responsible residential community that balances the advantages of private home ownership with community living on 6-plus acres off Crystal Lake Drive at Alexander Avenue. Corvallis Caring Place 750 NW 23rd St. 541-753-2033 http://corvalliscaringplace.org Local not-for-profit assisted-living residence providing dignity and compassion in a life-enriching environment accepting Medicare, Medicaid and private pay. Patients are admitted without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin or disability. An elected board of volunteer community members contracts with Mennonite Management Services to manage the facility. Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to make decent homes achievable for everyone in our community. • Albany Area Habitat for Humanity 1538 Queen Ave. SE 541-967-4030 www.albanyareahfh.org • Benton Habitat for Humanity 4840 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis 541-752-3354 Email: fdm@bentonhabitat.org www.bentonhabitat.org The ReStore is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Donations of reusable items are accepted from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Lebanon Lebanon Habitat ReStore 566 Main St. 541-451-1234 41


FINDING HELP Volunteers partner with low-income working families to build interest-free affordable homes through community “barn-raising” efforts. Linn-Benton Housing Authority 1250 Queen Ave. SE, Albany 541-926-4497 www.l-bha.org Nonprofit corporation administers the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program for low-income families, the elderly and disabled individuals. Linn-Benton-Lincoln Regional Housing Center 257 NW Madison Ave., Corvallis 541-752-0667 Provides homeownership opportunities and counseling services to low-income clients. OvECS Ltd. 541-905-0490 www.azhomestay.com Host family opportunities with monetary compensation offering safe homes for international students at Linn-Benton Community College and Oregon State University. Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services 257 SW Madison Ave., Suite 113, Corvallis 541-752-7220 www.w-nhs.org Offers affordable housing and education services including homebuyer education, financial fitness classes and microbusiness assistance.

LEGAL/MEDIATION SERVICES

Email: mentoring@ymcaalbany.org http://www.ymcaalbany.org/programs/ social-responsibility/mentoring Program for Linn County residents that matches adults with youths ages 8 to 17 for a year-long, one-on-one positive relationship.

PARENTING Benton County Car Seat Check-Up/ Education 541-766-6961 http://www.oregonimpact.org/ Technicians check car seats and teach parents correct use and installation. Corvallis Fire Department Station 1, 400 NW Harrison Blvd. Call for dates. Family Connections 541-917-4899, 800-845-1363 http://www.linnbenton.edu/community-and-learning/family-resource-andeducation-center/child-care/for-families/child-care-referrals Provides referrals for child care and respite care, information about parenting classes, children’s activities, access to community resources and a free parenting advice line. Life Line Baby Boutique 2835 Santiam Highway SE, Albany 541-619-1540 Email: lifelinebabyboutique@albanyfirstassembly.org http://www.albanyfirstassembly.org/baby-boutique Free clothing for needy families, sizes newborn through 2T.

Legal Aid Services of Oregon 433 Fourth Ave. SW, Albany 800-817-4605, 541-926-8678 https://oregonlawhelp.org/organization/ albany-regional-office-legal-aid-services-of Free legal assistance for qualifying lowincome persons in specific areas of civil law, housing, landlord/tenant issues, public assistance and service issues.

Linn-Benton Community College Family Resource and Education Center • Luckiamute Building, LBCC, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany 541-917-4899 Email: parentinged@linnbenton.edu www.linnbenton.edu/pared-schedule Offering a range of parent/child and parent-only classes, including child care referrals and provider support.

Y Mentoring Mid-Willamette Family YMCA, 3201 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany 541-926-4488, Ext. 306

Linn-Benton Community College Parenting Education Department 541-917-4899 https://www.linnbenton.edu/parenting-

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education Helps develop and coordinate parenting education in Linn and Benton counties. Offers classes for parents and for parents and children together. Mothers of Preschoolers 541-619-2801 Support group for mothers in Linn County with at least one child in kindergarten or younger. • Southside Church of Christ, 196 S. Airport Road, Lebanon 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays, September through May; child care provided through kindergarten Parent Enhancement Program 421 NW Fourth St., Suite A, Corvallis 541-758-8292 http://www.parentingsuccessnetwork. org/community-resources/parenting-resource-agencies/ parent-enhancement-program Provides support to parents under age 25 in Benton County, helping them strengthen their parenting abilities. Services are free of charge and offered in English and Spanish. Parenting Success Network 541-917-4899 Email: cyrel.gable@linnbenton.edu http://www.parentingsuccessnetwork.org Website, Facebook page, Calendar and Parent Advice Line with information on services that support parents. Strengthening Rural Families 541-929-2535 www.ruralfamilies.org Nonprofit agency that promotes community-building activities for families in rural Benton County. Old Mill Center for Children and Families 1650 SW 45th Place, Corvallis 541-757-8068 www.oldmillcenter.org Healthy Families: Promotes and supports positive parenting and healthy growth and development for families and their newlyborn children; free for qualifying firsttime families. Relief Nursery: A therapeutic early childOUR TOWN 2017 - 18


FINDING HELP hood program for at-risk children (birth to 6 years). Comprehensive early-intervention services include a variety of parent education options, family strengthening and preservation programs, special education, advocacy, intensive home visiting and therapeutic classrooms. Co-Parenting Class: This class supports parents and children through the trauma of divorce or separation by helping parents address their children’s needs during and after divorce.

PREGNANCY Options Pregnancy Resource Centers www.possiblypregnant.org • 1800 16th Ave. SE, Albany 541-924-0160, 541-924-0166 (helpline) Email: albany@possiblypregnant.org • 867 NW 23rd St., Corvallis 541-758-3662, 541-757-9645 (helpline) Email: corvallis@possiblypregnant.org Offers free, confidential pregnancy tests, options counseling, post-abortion support, adoption and physician referrals, parenting classes and practical assistance. Parenting Success Network 541-917-4899 Email: cyrel.gable@linnbenton.edu http://www.parentingsuccessnetwork.org Website, Facebook page, Calendar and Parent Advice Line with information on services that support parents Pregnancy Alternatives Center 136 W. Vine St., Lebanon 541-258-3500, 877-710-3480 Email: help@pregnancyalternatives.org pregnancyalternatives.org Help for women and families involved in unplanned pregnancies, including educational resources, post-abortion and parenting support groups, adoption referrals and maternity, baby clothes and furniture. Parenting and mentoring classes also are available. Sweet Home Pregnancy Care Center 1344 Main St., Suite C, Sweet Home 541-367-2447 Email: sweethome@possiblypregnant.org possiblypregnant.org Free pregnancy tests, maternity and baby clothing, furniture, parenting programs and post-abortion support. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

SENIOR/DISABLED SERVICES Access Benton County 541-990-6364 Email: secretary@centurytel.net Promotes education and advocacy for improvements in architectural access for people with physical disabilities. Call-a-Ride 541-917-7770 https://www.cityofalbany.net/departments/public-works/transportation/ call-a-ride-service A citywide paratransit service in Albany for seniors and citizens with disabilities who can’t use conventional transit services. Dial-a-Bus 541-752-2615 (scheduling) dialabus.org Nonprofit transportation program providing low-cost, safe, reliable service to seniors and disabled people in Benton County. Disability Services 541-967-8630, 800-638-0510 www.ocwcog.org/seniors-disability Serving adults who have a developmental disability (including learning disability), mental illness, traumatic brain injury, physical disability and chronic debilitating diseases, as well as children who receive Supplemental Security Income and who need medical coverage. General assistance includes nursing home care, residential care, specialized living, adult foster care, in-home services, medical transportation and employment initiative counseling. Grace Center for Adult Day Services 980 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis 541-754-8417 www.GraceCenter-Corvallis.org Open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays Provides exercise and activities improving physical and mental abilities while giving family caregivers a break. Home Life 2068 NW Fillmore Ave., Corvallis 541-753-9015 Email: homelife@peak.org

www.homelifeinc.org Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays Assists people with developmental disabilities in enjoying active, productive and independent lives. Linn/Benton/Lincoln RSVP 1400 SE Queen Ave., Albany 541-812-0849 Email: RSVPLB@ocwcog.org http://rsvpoflbl.org/services/in-bentoncounty Nationwide network of experienced, talented adults contributing time and experience to community programs. Linn-Benton Volunteer Center, LBvision. Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman 800-522-2602 Email: LTCO.contact@LTCO.state.or.us www.oregon.gov/LTCO Staff and trained volunteers (certified ombudsmen) serve as advocates for residents of long-term care facilities. Senior Companion Program 1046 Sixth Ave. SW, Albany 541-812-4185 https://www.samhealth.org/careers-education/volunteer-opportunities/volunteer-programs Personal, one-on-one, door-to-door help for frail seniors age 60 or over, and younger disabled people. Services include running errands, respite and friendship. Offered through Samaritan Health Services; free to residents of Linn and Benton counties. Senior Services 541-967-8630, 800-638-0510 http://www.ocwcog.org/seniors-disability Arranges in-home care services, respite services, adult foster care, residential care, assisted living care and nursing facility care in Linn and Benton counties. Administers Medicaid and food stamp programs, OPI, Meals-on-Wheels and congregate meal site programs in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Sweet Home, Mill City, Halsey and Philomath. 43


FINDING HELP Social Security Administration 1390 Waverly Drive SE, Suite 110, Albany 800-772-1213, 800-325-0778 (TTY) http://www.ssa.gov Administers retirement benefits, Medicare, Social Security disability, survivor’s insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Volunteer Caregivers 930 Queen Ave. SW, Albany 541-928-2173 Email: volcaregivers@aol.com http://www.volunteercaregivers.org Transportation, wheelchair ramp construction, grab bars and other services for seniors in the greater Albany area. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 8 to 11 a.m. Fridays.

VETERANS Veterans Service Office • Benton County 301 SW Fourth St., Corvallis 541-758-1595 • Linn County 330 Third Ave. SW, Albany 541-967-3882 Helps vets obtain appropriate benefits and services. Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 585 541-258-2525 (Dave Olson, president) Email: Olson891@comcast.net https://vva.org/chapter/vva-chapter-585 A nonprofit organization promoting the camaraderie, welfare, health and knowledge of the Vietnam-era veteran. • Lebanon American Legion Post 51, 480 Main St. 10 a.m. first Sundays

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ADDICTION Alcoholics Anonymous District 21 541-967-4252 www.aa-oregon.org For people who have problems with alcohol. Visit the website for a complete list of meetings throughout the valley. Apostolic Life Center 541-926-0654 Email: mdennisjohnson@albanyalc.com albanyalc.com ALC offers a variety of resources to strengthen families and communities. 7 p.m. Tuesdays; family and parenting classes, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Caregiver Connections h t t p : //w w w. b e n t o n h o s p i c e . o rg / events/2017/07/caregiver-connectionscorvallis-second-tuesday Drop-in support group for family caregivers. • Benton Hospice Service, 2350 NW Professional Drive, Corvallis, 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month • Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent St., 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month Celebrate Recovery 541-926-8881 www.wccalbany.com/ministries/celebrate-recovery A Christian 12-step recovery program for people with hurts, habits or hang-ups. • Willamette Community Church, 420 SE Third Ave., Albany, 6 p.m. Fridays, in WC, second floor Center for Behavioral Health 541-704-0762, 541-967-3819 Email: counseling@cbh.comcastbiz.net Outpatient counseling and substance abuse treatment for adolescents ages 1218 and young adults ages 18-25. • 2225 Pacific Blvd. SE, Suite 207, Albany Open Mondays through Saturdays, with evening appointments and therapy groups available. Call for details. Community Grief Support Group • 5:30 p.m. second Monday of each month, Benton Hospice Service, 2350 NW Professional Drive, Corvallis.

Family Grief Support Group For families with children under 18; call Benton Hospice Service, 541-757-9616, for information and to register. Grief Education and Support Group Six-week series held quarterly at Benton Hospice Service, 2350 NW Professional Drive, Corvallis. Call 541-757-9616 to register. Memory Loss Support Group and Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers and Family Members • The two groups meet simultaneously at 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. Information: gene@dannen.com. Mid-Valley Low Vision Support Group 541-928-5008 2 p.m. the third Wednesday each month Brookdale Grand Prairie 1929 Grand Prairie Road, Albany NAMI Mid-Valley 541-745-2064 Email: president@namimidvalley.org www.namimidvalley.org Nonprofit educational, support and advocacy organization for people concerned with mental health issues. • Family Support Group, conference room, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, 3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis, 7 to 9 p.m. first and third Tuesdays • Family Support Group, Samaritan Diagnostics Building, 440 N. Hickory St., North Albany, 7 to 9 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays. Narcotics Anonymous 1-877-233-4287 (24-hour helpline) www.na.org, www.lblna.org For those struggling with substance abuse. Check www.lblna.org for meetings. Albany • First Christian Church, 432 Ferry SW, 7 p.m. Mondays Corvallis • First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Ave., 5 p.m. Sundays, noon Mondays through Fridays (except Wednesdays), and 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays • First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., 7 p.m. Mondays OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


FINDING HELP Neighborhood Watch Council Various topics every other month. Information: 541-917-9182 or JLepin@ linnsheriff.org. • 7 p.m., Linn County Sheriff’s Office, 1115 Jackson St. SE, Albany. Overeaters Anonymous www.oa.org, www.oaeugene.org Self-help group offering 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from compulsive overeating, yo-yo dieting, bulimia or anorexia. Sex Addicts Anonymous 541-757-2204 https://saa-recovery.org For men and women seeking recovery from sex or pornography addiction. • First Christian Church, Room 17, 602 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis, 7 p.m. Sundays and noon Wednesdays Powerful Tools for Caregivers Six-week class rotates between Linn and Benton County locations. Call Benton Hospice Service, 541-7579616, for other dates, locations, information or to register. Tobacco Cessation 877-768-7867 www.samhealth.org Classes in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Lincoln City and Newport for those who want to quit smoking. Sponsored by Samaritan Health Services. Coping Al-Anon, District 16 541-967-6262 (24-hour helpline) www.oregonal-anon.org Support for families and friends of alcoholics. Albany • Community room, First Christian Church, 432 Ferry St. SW, noon Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Thursdays and 4 p.m. Sundays Corvallis • Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 333 NW 35th St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays • First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Parkside Group, 10 a.m. Saturdays 541-967-6262 OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

www.oregonal-anon.org • United Presbyterian Church, 330 Sixth Ave. SW, Albany • Joint meeting with Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Fridays

mette-Chapter-17-177436645647281 Gives aid and support to hospitalized and disabled veterans and their families. • VFW Post 584, 1469 Timber St. SE, Albany, noon second Tuesdays

Benton Hospice Service 541-757-9616 Email: bhs@bentonhospice.org www.bentonhospice.org Grief education and support groups offer help for people in the grieving process. New groups begin quarterly.

Family Tree Relief Nursery 1005 NW Springhill Drive, Albany 541-967-6580 Email: jbarten@familytreern.org www.familytreern.org Toddler program, Preschool Program in Albany and Lebanon and Infant/Parent support group offered, as well as Parent Education Classes. Call office for more information.

Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence 541-758-0219 P.O. Box 914 Corvallis, OR 97339 Email: crystal.kelley@cardv.org www.cardvservices.org Providing free and confidential services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Available on scene. Centering Prayer Group 541-753-2228 Email: church@1stpres.org Sharing the practice of Christian meditative prayer and studying the contemplative dimension of religion. • First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW Eighth St., Corvallis, 11:05 a.m. Sundays throughout school year. Childbearing Loss 541-812-4307 For those who have lost an infant through stillbirth, miscarriage, SIDS or any other cause. Comfort Shawl Knitting Group 541-757-9616 An informal drop-in knitting group dedicated to creating shawls to bring comfort and warmth to hospice patients. • Benton Hospice Service, 2350 NW Professional Drive, Corvallis, 1 p.m. first and third Wednesdays Disabled American Veterans Willamette Chapter No. 17 and Auxiliary 541-924-9085 Roy Poppleton Email: vetstuff@comcast.net https://www.facebook.com/DAV-Willa-

Grief Realization and Education Group (GREG) 541-829-9102 Peer support for parents who have experienced the loss of a child at any age. • Conference room, Samaritan Evergreen Hospice House, 4600 Evergreen Place SE, Albany, 6:30 to 8 p.m. second Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays Healing Hearts Ministries 541-752-1646 Email: info@healingheartsministry.com www.healingheartsministry.com Nonprofit, faith-based organization serving hurting adults through workshops and support groups such as DivorceCare, GriefShare and Boundaries. Hearing Loss Support Group 541-791-3725, 541-220-8541 www.hearinglossor.org Linn County Low Vision Support Group 541-928-5008 Meets at 2 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Albany Senior Center, 489 NE Water Ave. Email: ellenlilja@comcast.net Self-help for hard-of-hearing people and their families. Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Support Group 541-740-2817 For visually impaired people and their family and friends to share information 45


FINDING HELP on assistive devices and coping skills for those with macular degeneration or other types of low vision. • Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave., 2 p.m. third Mondays (except June through August) Oregon Association for Better Hearing 541-754-1377 Consumer hearing aid test group. • Good Samaritan Hospital Conference Room B, Corvallis 3:30 to 5 p.m. second Thursdays Salvation Army 345 Columbus St. SE, Albany 541-928-4774 Offers worship services and youth programs. A women’s fellowship meets at 7 p.m. Mondays. Emergency family services for food boxes is open 9 to 11:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Samaritan Hospice Services 800-442-1428, 541-812-4662 www.samhealth.org/hospice Offers skilled nursing care, pain management, spiritual support and more for people in the last stages of terminal illness. Ongoing contact and support is also offered for family members and community members grieving the death of a loved one. • Samaritan Albany General Hospital, 1046 Sixth Ave. SW, Albany 541-812-4680 Grief support groups, 1:30 p.m. first Sundays and 6 p.m. third Mondays • Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N. Santiam Highway 541-812-4547 Grief support groups, 4 to 6 p.m. second Tuesdays and 2 to 3:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays 541-812-4547 Fourth Trimester 541-231-4343 Email: csilla.andor@fourth-trimester. com www.fourth-trimester.com Support group and counseling for pregnant and postpartum moms feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed. Meets noon Tuesdays. Call for location. 46

HEALTH Alzheimer’s Network of Oregon 866-425-9638, 1-503-364-8100 Email: info@alznet.org www.alznet.org Information, support and assistance for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia in Benton, Linn, Marion and Polk counties. Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Ave. 541-753-1342 (Corvallis): • Memory Loss Support Group for caregivers and family members; 1:30 p.m. second Tuesdays. Email: gene@dannen.com • Support Group for people with memory loss; 1:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, 541757-7806 Breast Cancer Support Group Information, support, sharing and friendship for breast cancer survivors. 541-768-2376 (Corvallis), 541-7685340 • Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, 3600 NW Samaritan Drive 7 p.m. third Mondays 541-451-2384 (Lebanon) • Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N. Santiam Highway 7 p.m. second Mondays 541-451-7161 or 541-409-1144 Cancer Support Group 541-768-2375, 541-768-6005 For those who have been affected by metastatic or advanced stages of all cancers. • Samaritan Regional Cancer Center, 501 NW Elks Drive, Corvallis 2 to 3:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays Community Alzheimer’s Support Group 541-704-4297 Email: marys@mennonitevillage.org Support for family members of persons with memory loss disorders. • Mennonite Village, 5353 Columbus St. SE, Albany 4:30 p.m. first Wednesdays

Corvallis Reiki Circle 541-754-3595 Email: reikiwomyn@gmail.com Support group for practitioners and interested people to give and receive treatments. • 8285 NW Wynooche Drive, Corvallis 7 to 9:30 p.m. second Thursdays Cardiac Rehab Patients Group For those who have had heart attacks or bypass surgery. 541-812-5441 (Albany) • Elm Professional Building, second floor, 620 Elm St. 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays 541-451-7178 (Lebanon) • Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N. Santiam Highway Meets every other Wednesday; call for time. Diabetes Support Group Ongoing education and encouragement for people with diabetes, pre-diabetes or similar condition, and their families. Certified diabetes educators lead the groups, covering a specific topic at each session, and answer any questions from participants about their conditions. Albany: 6:30 p.m., third Tuesdays of February, April, June and September, Samaritan Albany General Hospital, 1046 Sixth Ave. SW. Information: 541812-4839. Corvallis: 5 p.m., first Monday of each month, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, 3600 NW Samaritan Drive. Information: 541-768-6973. Lebanon: 11 a.m., first Monday of each month. Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N. Santiam Highway. Information: 541-451-7161. MidValley Doula Network Email: birth@corvallisdoulas.net http://midvalleydoulas.net Doulas give emotional, physical and spiritual support, education, experience and love for labor and delivery. Samaritan Albany Cancer Resource Center 541-812-5888 Email: cancerresourcecenter@samhealth.org OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


FINDING HELP www.samhealth.org/cancer Resources for anyone touched by cancer, including wigs, financial information, support groups, library, massages, facials and classes. • Samaritan Cancer Resource Center, 400 Hickory St. NW, Albany 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays Samaritan Ostomy Support Group 541-768-5254 Information and group support for those living with ostomies. Fellowship and the opportunity to interface with other people living with ostomies is the primary focus. Information and education is also provided. Topics may include dietary considerations, medication concerns, products available, care and hygiene, and coping with body image changes. Family and caregivers also welcome. Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month. Meeting place alternates between Albany and Corvallis. Call for meeting information. Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group 541-768-5157 Support group for new survivors, longterm survivors and their families. • Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 333 NW 35th St., Corvallis 1:30 p.m. first Tuesdays Valley AIDS Information Network 541-752-6322 www.valleyaidsinfo.org Offers support groups serving those with HIV, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and hepatitis in Linn and Benton counties. Willamette Nutrition Source, LLC 541-207-7205 744 NW Fourth St., Corvallis Email: TSWaterhouse@gmail.com www.willamettenutritionsource.com Private practice devoted to best evidencebased practices for treatment of eating disorders. Willamette Valley Ataxia Support Group 541-812-4162 • Samaritan Albany General Hospital, 1046 Sixth Ave. SW, Albany OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

PARENTING La Leche League 541-766-0055 www.llli.org Breastfeeding information and support for pregnant and breastfeeding families. Albany • MidValley Birthing Services 3111 Santiam Highway SE, Suite H 6 p.m. second Tuesdays (alternates with Lebanon) Corvallis – Philomath • Multicultural Literacy Center 128 SW Ninth St., Corvallis 10 a.m. first Wednesdays 6 p.m. third Thursdays Lebanon • Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital 525 N. Santiam Highway 6 p.m. second Thursdays (alternates with Albany) Live and Learn With Your Baby Linn-Benton Community College Parenting Education Department 541-917-4899 www.linnbenton.edu/parenting-education Email: jerri.wolfe@linnbenton.edu Learn fun and easy ways to support your baby’s development, and learn about parenting resources. Moms Club of Albany 541-740-9806 Email: Albanymomsclub@gmail.com Offers support, play groups and other fun activities for at-home moms and dads in Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon. Parents and Pals 541-466-3677 Email: skglenn@dswebnet.com www.sharinghands.org/parents-pals A support group for preschool parents. • Brownsville Community Library, 146 Spaulding Ave., 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays

VICTIMS Domestic Violence Support Group 541-754-0110, 800-927-0197 For women who have experienced emotional or physical abuse in relationships with their partners. Sponsored by the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence.

Weight Loss TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the short name for TOPS Club Inc., the original, nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups. TOPS offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship and recognition for men, women, teens, and preteens ages 7 and older. Local group chapters are listed below or visit us online at www.tops.org or call 800932-8677 to locate a chapter near you. The first visit is always free. • TOPS OR 0476, Albany Jesus Pursuit Church 2110 Santiam Highway SE, Albany Meetings held Tuesdays 8:30 a.m., weigh-in begins; 9:30 a.m., meeting begins • TOPS OR 1144, Albany Salvation Army Building 345 Columbus St. SE (Annex), Albany, OR 97321 Meetings held on Thursdays 8:30 a.m., weigh-in begins; 9:30 a.m., meeting begins • TOPS OR 0019, Albany Brookdale Heritage Plaza 1560 Davidson St. SE (second floor), Albany, OR 97321 Meetings held Thursdays 5:30 p.m., weigh-in begins; 6:45 p.m., meeting begins • TOPS OR 1164, Corvallis 1625 NW Grant Ave. (classroom), Corvallis Meetings held Thursdays 6:30 p.m., weigh-in beings; 7 p.m., meeting begins • TOPS OR 0968, Harrisburg Springbrook Mobile Park 1025 S. Sixth St. (Recreation Hall), Harrisburg Meetings held Thursdays 6 p.m., weigh-in beings; 6:30 p.m., meeting begins • TOPS OR 0397, Lebanon Odd Fellows Lodge 20 S. Ash St., Lebanon Meetings held Tuesdays 8:30 a.m., weigh-in begins; 9 a.m., meeting begins • TOPS OR 0916, Lebanon Lacomb Bible Church 34400 Meridian Road (dining room) Lebanon Meetings held Thursdays 47


FINDING HELP 8:30 a.m., weigh-in; 9 a.m., meeting begins • TOPS OR 0575, Philomath College United Methodist Church 1123 Main St. (Room 2), Philomath Meetings held Thursdays 8:15 a.m., weigh-in begins; 9 a.m., meeting begins • TOPS OR 0309, Sweet Home United Methodist Church 845 Sixth Ave. (Fellowship Hall), Sweet Home Meetings held Thursdays 9:15 a.m., weigh-in begins; 10 a.m., meeting begins • TOPS OR 0270, Sweet Home Member’s Home (Leader) 6043 Paddock Lane, Sweet Home Meetings held Fridays 7:30 a.m., weigh-in begins; 8:20 a.m., meeting begins

Harrisburg Senior Center 354 Smith St. www.ci.harrisburg.or.us Lebanon Senior Center 80 Tangent St. 541-258-4919 www.ci.lebanon.or.us Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays Scio Senior Center Scio City Hall, 38957 NW First Ave.

503-394-2511 Open 10 a.m. to noon, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Sweet Home Senior Center 880 18th Ave. 541-367-4775 Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

ACTIVITIES Corvallis Senior Center 541-766-6959 2601 NW Tyler Ave.

Senior Centers Senior centers can be a home away from home for older adults looking for new friendships, continuing educational opportunities or various clubs or fun activities to join. They also can be a lifeline to those who need a nutritious meal, help with transportation or special health services. Each of the following centers offers different programs. For details, call the information number listed. Albany Senior Center 489 NE Water Ave. 541-917-7760 www.cityofalbany.net/parks/seniorcenter/ Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays Brownsville Senior Center 255 N. Main St., above Brownsville City Hall 541-466-5935 Open 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays Corvallis Parks and Recreation Chintimini Senior Center 2601 NW Tyler Ave. 541-766-6959 http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index. aspx?page=257 Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays 48

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South Albany youth watershed club member Logan Simpson breaks some hard ground while Alexis Vega, left, and Carina Torres assist in planting on the banks of Periwinkle Creek in Bowman Park. -Photo by: Mark Ylen OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

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Philomath’s Zane Alan Weickum sports a feathered friend on his mortar board. -Photo by: Mark Ylen

Benton County - Public Alsea School District 301 S. Third St. 541-487-4305 www.alsea.k12.or.us Superintendent/principal: Marc Thielman School year: Aug. 28 to June 14 (Winter break is Dec. 18-Jan. 1; spring break is Mar. 26-30) District enrollment (2016-17): 140 Alsea School (K-12) 301 S. Third St., 541-487-4305

Corvallis School District 1555 S.W. 35th St. 50

541-757-5840 www.csd509j.net Superintendent: Ryan Noss School year: Sept. 6 to June 15 (Winter break is Dec. 23 to Jan. 5; spring break is March 26-30) District enrollment (2016-17): 6,714

Garfield School 1205 N.W. Garfield Ave., 541-757-5941 Principal: Leigh Santy Hoover School 3838 N.W. Walnut Blvd., 541-757-5958 Co-principals: Anna Marie Gosser and Sabrina Alexander

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Adams School 1615 S.W. 35th St., 541-757-5938 Principal: Byron Bethards

Jefferson School 1825 N.W. 27th St., 541-757-5951 Principal: Melissa Harder

Franklin School (K-8) 750 N.W. 18th St., 541-757-5747 Principal: Craig Harlow

Lincoln School 110 S.E. Alexander Ave, 541-757-5955 Principal: Aaron Hale OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


EDUCATION Mountain View School 340 N.E. Granger Ave., 541-766-4760 Principal: Lisa Krause Wilson School 2710 N.W. Satinwood St., 541-757-5988 Principal: Eric Beasley

MIDDLE SCHOOLS Cheldelin Middle School 987 N.E. Conifer Blvd., 541-757-5971 Principal: Darren Bland Assistant Principal: Kyle Mabry Linus Pauling Middle School 1111 N.W. Cleveland Ave., 541-757-5961 Principal: Alicia Ward-Satey Assistant Principal: Greg Hyde

HIGH SCHOOLS Corvallis High School 1400 N.W. Buchanan Ave., 541-757-5871 Principal: Matt Boring Assistant principals: Paul Navarra, Colleen Works Crescent Valley High School 4444 N.W. Highland Drive, 541-757-5801 Principal: Aaron McKee Assistant principal: Trinity Welch

OTHER Harding Center — College Hill High School 510 N.W. 31st St., 541-757-5945 Monroe School District 365 N. Fifth St. 541-847-6292 www.monroe.k12.or.us Superintendent: Bill Crowson School year: Sept. 6 to June 8 (Winter break is Dec. 20 through Jan. 2; spring break is March 26-30.) District enrollment (2016-17): 439 Monroe Grade School (K-8) 600 Dragon Drive, 541-847-5139 Principal: Kathi Holvey Monroe High School 365 N. Fifth St., 541-847-5161 Principal: Beau Sisneros OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Philomath Schools 541-929-3169 www.philomath.k12.or.us Superintendent: Melissa Goff School year: Aug. 29 to June 12 (Winter break is Dec. 18-Jan. 1; spring break is March 26-30.) District enrollment (2016-17): 1,592

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Clemens Primary School (Kindergarten, District office) 535 S. 19th St., 541-929-2082 Principal: Abby Couture Philomath Elementary (1-5) 239 S. 16th St., 541-929-3253 Principal: Susan Halliday Blodgett Elementary (K-4) 35177 Tum Tum Road, Blodgett, 541-4534101 Principal: Susan Halliday

MIDDLE SCHOOL Philomath Middle School 2021 Chapel Drive, 541-929-3167 Principal: Steve Bell

HIGH SCHOOL Philomath High School 2054 Applegate St., 541-929-3211 Principal: Brian Flannery

Benton County - Private Ashbrook Independent School 4045 S.W. Research Way, Corvallis 541-766-8313 www.ashbrookschool.org Principal: Melissa Hausmann School year: Sept. 6 to June 15 (Winter break is Dec. 25 to Jan. 5; spring break is Mar. 26-30) Grades: Pre-K through 8 District enrollment (2016-17): 157 Corvallis Montessori School 2730 N.W. Greeley Ave. 541-753-2513 www.corvallismontessori.org Administrator: Tamara Basham School year: Sept. 5 to June 15 (Winter break is Dec. 22 to Jan. 2; spring break is Mar. 26-30.) Ages: 15 months to 12 years

Corvallis Waldorf School 3855 N.E. Highway 20 541-758-4674 Email: enrollment@corvalliswaldorfschool.org www.corvalliswaldorfschool.org Principal: Peter Zaremba Sept. 6 to June 15 (Winter break is Dec. 25 to Jan. 5; spring break is Mar. 26-30). Grades: Preschool through 8 (2016-2017): 193 Philomath Montessori School 1123 Main St., P.O. Box 125 541-929-2672 www.philomathmontessori.org Pauline Tanaka School year: Aug. 28 to June 7 (Winter break is Dec. 18-Jan. 1; spring break is March 26- April 6) Ages: 2½ to 7. District enrollment (2016-17): 25 Santiam Christian Schools 7220 N.E. Arnold Ave., Adair Village 541-745-5524 www.santiamchristian.org Superintendent: Lance Villers Elementary school: 541-745-5655 Elementary principal: Peter Ness Junior high and high schools: 541-7455524 Junior high principal: Steve Bittner High school principal: Erik Ritschard School year: High school, Sept. 5 to June 7; grades 1 through 8, Sept. 7 to June 1; preschool and kindergarten, Sept. 8 to June 1. (Christmas break is Dec. 18 to Jan. 1; spring break is March 26-30.) Grades: Pre-K to 12 Enrollment (2016-17): 605 Zion Lutheran School 2800 N.W. Tyler Ave., Corvallis 541-753-7503 Email: zionschool@proaxis.com www.zioncorvallis.com Principal: Jon Schultz School year: Sept. 6 to June 15 (Christmas break is Dec. 25 to Jan 5; Easter break is March 26-30.) Grades: Preschool to 8 Enrollment (2016-17): 170 51


EDUCATION Benton County - Charter Kings Valley Charter School 38840 Kings Valley Highway, Philomath 541-929-2134 Email: jellingson@kvschool.org www.kvschool.org School year: Sept. 6 to June 7 (Winter break is Dec. 19 to Jan. 1; spring break is Mar. 27-31) Grades: Preschool to 12 Enrollment: (2016-17): 186 15th-year charter school sponsored by the Philomath School District. Muddy Creek Charter School 30252 Bellfountain Road, Corvallis 541-752-0377 Email: office@muddycreekcharterschool. org www.muddycreekcharterschool.org School year: Sept. 7 to June 16 (Winter break is Dec. 19 to Jan. 2; spring break is March 27-31) Grades: K to 5 Enrollment: (2016-17): 103 Ninth-year charter school sponsored by the Corvallis School District.

Linn County - Public Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District 905 Fourth Ave. SE Albany, OR 97321 541-812-2600 Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District (LBL) comprises 12 school districts and approximately 37,000 students in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties. LBL’s governance structure includes a seven-member, publically elected, board of directors. Programs and services are funded primarily with state, federal and local resources. LBL serves educational agencies, districts and schools with high-quality services and programs that are practical, reliable and economical. LBL has a distinguished reputation for supporting educational excellence and equity, working cooperatively with educators and educational agencies, and effecting productive solutions that help schools, teachers, students and families meet Oregon’s educational goals. 52

Services are offered in the following broad categories: Special Education, Technology, Administrative Services and School Improvement. For more information please visit our website at: www.lblesd.k12.or.us.

Central Linn School District 32433 Highway 228 541-369-2813 www.centrallinn.k12.or.us Superintendent: Brian Gardner School year: The last day of school is June 14. Runs on a Monday through Thursday academic week, so when a week contains a Monday holiday, school is in session Tuesday through Friday. The last day for students before winter break is Tuesday, Dec. 19, and they return Wednesday, Jan. 3. Spring break is the week of March 26. District enrollment (2016-2017): approximately 620. Central Linn Elementary School 239 W. Second St., Halsey, 541-369-2851 Principal: Amanda O’Brien Central Linn Middle/High School 32433 Highway 228, Halsey, 541-369-2811 Principal: Jon Zwemke

Greater Albany 718 S.W. Seventh Ave. 541-967-4501 www.albany.k12.or.us Superintendent: Jim Golden School year: Sept. 5 to June 14. Winter break is Dec. 18-Jan. 1; spring break is the week of March 26. All schools will release students an hour early each Wednesday for teacher planning, unless the week includes a holiday later in the week. District enrollment (2016-2017): Approximately 9,348. Class options include the Community Service Consortium, Linn-Benton Community College, Albany Online or Albany Options program. The director of special programs, Ryan Mattingly, can be reached at 541-967-4518. For information on Albany Options, call Principal John Hunter at 541-967-4563.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Central Elementary School (grades 3-5) 336 Ninth Ave., 541-967-4561 Principal: Lisa Shogren Clover Ridge School 2593 Clover Ridge Road N.E., 541-9674565 Principal: Elisa Stephens Fir Grove School (grades K-1) 5355 Scenic Drive N.W., 541-967-4570. Principal: Jerrie Matuszak Lafayette Elementary School 3122 Madison St. S.E., 541-967-4575 Principal: Jodi Smith Liberty Elementary School 2345 Liberty St. S.W., 541-967-4578 Principal: Tracy Day North Albany Elementary 815 Thornton Lake Drive N.W., 541-9674588 Principal: Kilee Sowa Oak Elementary School 3610 Oak St. S.E., 541-967-4591 Principal: Kelly Bussard Oak Grove Intermediate 1500 Oak Grove Drive N.W., 541-9674596 Principal: Jerrie Matuszak Periwinkle Elementary School 2196 21st Ave. S.E., 541-967-4600 Principal: Chaundra Smith South Shore Elementary School 910 Bain St. S.E., 541-967-4604 Principal: Kraig Sproles Sunrise Elementary School 730 19th Ave. S.E., 541-967-4608 Principal: Bob Daugherty Takena Elementary School (grades K-2) 1210 12th St. S.W., 541-967-4613 Principal: Lisa Shogren Tangent Elementary School 32100 Old Oak Drive, Tangent, 541-967-4616 Principal: Gretchen Rayburn OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


EDUCATION Waverly Elementary School 425 Columbus St. S.E., 541-967-4617 Principal: Anne Griffith

District enrollment (2016-17): Approximately 887.

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOLS

Harrisburg Elementary 642 Smith St., 541-995-6544 Principal: Darrick Bruns

(Grades 3-8) Timber Ridge School 541-704-1095 373 Brandis St. N.E. Principal: Jodi Dedera

Harrisburg Middle School 201 S. Sixth St., 541-995-6551 Principal: Darci Stuller

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Harrisburg High School 400 S. Ninth St., 541-995-6680 Principal: Josh Stauber

Calapooia Middle School 830 24th St. S.E., 541-967-4555 Principal: Gina Ayres Memorial Middle School 1050 Queen Ave. S.W., 541-967-4537 Principal: Ken Gilbert North Albany Middle School 1205 N. Albany Road, 541-967-4541 Principal: Marshall Jackson

HIGH SCHOOLS Albany Options School 701 19th Ave. S.E., 541-967-4563 Principal: John Hunter South Albany High School 3705 Columbus St. S.E., 541-967-4522 Principal: Brent Belveal West Albany High School 1130 Queen Ave. S.W., 541-967-4545 Principal: Susie Orsborn

Harrisburg School District 865 LaSalle St. 541-995-6626 www.harrisburg.k12.or.us Superintendent: Bryan Starr School year: Harrisburg is on a four-day academic calendar Classes run Monday through Thursday except for weeks with Monday holidays, in which case classes operate on Fridays. The last day for students before the summer break will be June 14. The last day for students for winter break is Dec. 19 and the first day back is Jan. 2. Spring break is the week of March 26. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Jefferson School District 1328 N. Second St. 541-327-3337 www.jefferson.k12.or.us Superintendent: Kent Klewitz School year: Last day for students is a half day June 13. The last day for students before winter break is Dec. 15, and classes resume Jan. 2. Spring break is the week of March 26. District enrollment (2016-17): approximately 860. Jefferson Elementary School 615 N. Second St., 541-327-3337 (Ext. 100) Principal: Anna Keifer Jefferson Middle School 1344 N. Second St., 541-327-3337 (Ext. 200) Principal: Dan Fritz Jefferson High School 2200 Talbot Road, 541-327-3337 (Ext. 300) Principal: Cathy Emmert Vice Principal: Michael Knudson

Lebanon Community Schools 485 S. Fifth St. 541-451-8511 www.lebanon.k12.or.us Superintendent: Rob Hess. School year: Aug. 28-June 7. The last day for students before winter break is Dec.

15 and students return Jan. 2. Spring break is the week of March 26. Early release days for teacher planning will be every Wednesday, except for at Lebanon High School, which will hold them every other Wednesday. District enrollment (2016-17): approximately 4,143, which includes Sand Ridge Charter School. Open enrollment takes place every year, with applications due May 1. During open enrollment, students may choose to attend any school in the district as long as there is room. Students within a school’s attendance boundary get first priority. Transportation outside the student’s neighborhood school is the parents’ responsibility. Sand Ridge Charter School is part of the Lebanon district; however, it has a separate board of directors and its own admittance process. For information, call 541-258-2416 or 541-258-5550.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Cascades School 2163 Seventh St., 541-451-8524 Principal: Tami Volz Green Acres School 700 10th St., 541-451-8534 Principal: Amanda Plummer Riverview School 1011 Mountain River Drive, 541-4518451 Principal: Joe Vore

K-8 SCHOOLS Hamilton Creek School 32135 Berlin Road, 541-451-8574 Principal: Eugene “Geno” Bates Lacomb School 34110 E. Lacomb Road, 541-451-8565 Principal: Whitney Connolly Pioneer School 500 N. Fifth St., 541-451-8487 Principal: Tonya Cairo

MIDDLE SCHOOL Seven Oak Middle School 550 Cascade Drive, 541-451-8416 Principal: Wayne Reposa 53


EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL Lebanon High School 1700 S. Fifth St., 541-451-8555 Principal: Brad Shreve

Scio School District 38875 N.W. First Ave. 503-394-3261 www.scio.k12.or.us Superintendent: Gary Tempel School year: The last day is June 14. The last day for students before winter break is Dec. 15 and classes resume Jan. 2; spring break is the week of March 26. District enrollment (2016-2017): about 750. Students in grades 1-8 can apply to attend Lourdes Charter School, 39059 Jordan Road, Scio, 503-394-3340. Centennial Elementary School 38875 N.W. First Ave., 503-394-3265 Principal: Luke Zedwick Scio Middle School 38748 N.W. Beech St., 503-394-3271 Principal: Greg Nolan Scio High School 38880 N.W. Main St., 503-394-3276 Principal: Pat Dutcher

Sweet Home School District 1920 Long St. 541-367-7126 www.sweethome.k12.or.us Superintendent: Tom Yahraes School year: The last day for students before summer break is June 13. The last day for students before winter break is Dec. 22 and classes resume Jan. 8; spring break is the week of March 26. Sweet Home has resumed a five-day academic calendar. District enrollment (2016-2017): 2,275, including Sweet Home Charter School. The charter school is a part of the district and can be reached by calling 541-367-1833.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Foster School 5526 Poplar St., 541-367-7180 Principal: Luke Augsburger 54

Hawthorne School 3205 E. Long St., 541-367-7167 Principal: Barbi Riggs Holley School 40336 Crawfordsville Drive, 541-3677162 Principal: Todd Barrett Oak Heights School 605 Elm St., 541-367-7165 Principal: Josh Dargis

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Sweet Home Junior High 880 22nd Ave., 541-367-7187 Principal: Colleen Henry

HIGH SCHOOL Sweet Home High School 1641 Long St., 541-367-7142 Principal: Ralph Brown

Linn County - Private Albany Christian School 420 Third Ave. S.E. 541-928-1110 www.albanychristian.org Principal: Doug Tharp Preschool director: Lisa Schoen School year: Starts Sept. 5, last day June 7. Major breaks follow Albany public schools. Grades: Preschool to 8. Enrollment (2017): 178 in grades K-8. East Linn Christian Academy Elementary and secondary campuses are combined at the Victory campus, 36883 Victory Drive, Lebanon. Phone: 541-4511076 for middle and high, 541-259-2304 for elementary and 541-259-2324 for administration. Superintendent: Janelle Detweiler. DeeDee Collins is dean of education. Principal: Jon Bartlow for middle/high, Kim Bates for elementary. www.eastlinnchristian.org School year: Last day of school for students is June 6. Spring break is the week of March 26. Major breaks usually follow Lebanon public schools. Grades: preschool-12th. Enrollment (approximate): 390.

Central Valley Christian School 31630 Highway 34, Tangent 541-928-7820 www.cvcs.edu Principal: Mike La Sage School year: Last day for students is June 8. Breaks generally follow Albany Public Schools. Grades: Preschool to 8. Enrollment (approximate): 45. Jefferson Christian School 15002 Jefferson Highway 99E S.E. 541-327-3161 www.jeffersonbaptistchurch.org Principal: Janet Lee School year: School days are Mon/Wed/ Fri for the 4-year-old preschool, with home school classes offered on Tuesdays. Last day of school is June 6. Major breaks generally follow Jefferson public schools. Enrollment (approximate): 10 in preschool and close to 200 in the home school classes. Standard Christian School 230 Pine S.E., Albany 541-971-0098 www.standardchristian.com Principal: Nathaniel Johnson School year: Runs on a four-day academic week, Monday through Thursday. Classes end June 6. Major breaks usually follow Greater Albany Public Schools. Grades: K to 12. Enrollment (projected): Approximately 32. Sundborn Children’s House Montessori Independent School 541-924-9480 1015 7th Ave. S.E., Albany Email: info@sundborn.org Website: www.sundborn.org Secure, stable community offering a rich research-proven early learning environment for children ages 2 ½ through 7.

Linn County - Charter Lourdes School 39059 Jordan Road, Scio 503-394-3340 www.lourdes.k12.or.us Administrator: Linda Duman. School year: The last day for students this OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


EDUCATION year is June 8. Major breaks follow Scio Public Schools. Grades: 1 to 8. Enrollment: 49.

to the community and businesses, along with personal enrichment and continuing education classes, adult basic education and GED courses.

Sand Ridge Charter School 100 Sand Ridge Court, Lebanon (grades K-2 plus private, tuition-funded preschool). 541-451-2030 Principal: Audrey Cota 30581 Sodaville Mountain Home Road, Lebanon (grades 3-8) 541-258-2416 Principal: Naomi McDowell Website: www.pieschools.info School year: Classes dismiss June 8. Major breaks generally follow Lebanon public schools. Enrollment is determined by lottery; sign up for waiting list. A private, tuition-funded preschool is also available at the Sand Ridge Court campus. Enrollment (estimated): 350 not counting preschool.

Established in 1967, LBCC is the sixth largest of Oregon’s 17 community colleges. The college serves more than 25,000 students each year. The 104-acre Albany campus has a student run restaurant, café and cafeteria, and offers facilities for meetings and events. Collegiate sport teams include men and women’s basketball teams, women’s volleyball and baseball.

Sweet Home Charter School 28721 Liberty Road, Sweet Home 541-367-1833 Principal: Tavia Thorton Web: www.pieschools.info School year: The last day for students is June 7. Winter break is Dec. 16-Jan. 1, with classes resuming Jan. 2, and spring break is the week of March 26. The charter school serves kindergarten through sixth grade. Enrollment (2016-17): 132.

Linn-Benton Community College 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany, OR 97321 Phone: 541-917-4811 Web site: www.linnbenton.edu President: Dr. Greg Hamann Linn-Benton Community College offers two-year associate degrees in a wide variety of programs including career and technical education, college transfer programs, and general education degrees. The college has seminars, workshops, professional development and customized training programs open OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

The college’s 450-seat Russell Tripp Performance Center provides cultural enrichment to our communities each year via plays, music and choral events, and speakers. The Tripp is available for rent as a public venue. Info at: linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater LBCC campuses are located in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home and offer day and evening credit and noncredit classes. Admission is open. Support comes from state allocation, tuition and local property taxes. LBCC/OSU DEGREE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM: LBCC and Oregon State University offer a Degree Partnership Program, giving students access to the benefits and classes at both colleges. For information contact LBCC Admissions, 541-917-4811, or at linnbenton.edu/degree-partnership. LBCC Community Education & Extended Learning offers a variety of enrichment and life-long learning classes held across Linn and Benton counties, such as: art, cooking, writing, physical fitness, photography, professional development, business training, foreign language, computer classes, drivers education, motorcycle safety and more. Classes are open to everyone. See the class schedule for details or call 541-917-4840. LBCC Business and Employer Services offers classes and support to local businesses and industry, both small and large.

For more information, call 541-917-4840. LBCC Small Business Development Center provides free business advising, workshops and support to small businesses. For more information, call 541917-4840. LBCC Family Connections helps families connect to parenting education classes, access parenting support and provides personalized child care referrals. As the state-recognized Child Care Resource and Referral serving Linn and Benton Counties, Family Connections also supports child care providers with technical assistance and training to build and operate a successful business. LBCC Community Education & Extended Learning 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany, OR 97321 Phone: 541-917-4840 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (M-TH), 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. (F) LBCC Benton Center 757 N.W. Polk Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330 Phone: 541-757-8944 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (M-TH); 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (F) LBCC Lebanon Center 44 Industrial Way, Lebanon, OR 97355 Phone: 541-259-5801 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (M-TH), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (F) LBCC Healthcare Occupations Center Healthcare program training 250 N. 5th St., Lebanon, Or. 97355 541-917-4925 LBCC Sweet Home Center 1661 Long St., Sweet Home, OR 97386 Phone: 541-367-6901 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (M-TH), 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (F) LBCC Advanced Transportation Technology Center Automotive Training Center 2000 W. Oak Street, Lebanon, Or. 97355 541-917-4506 55


EDUCATION Especially for Kids Kidco Head Start at LBCC: LBCC partners with Kidco Head Start to offer a comprehensive infant/toddler and preschool program for children from birth to five years old whose parents attend LBCC on a full time basis. Families must meet Federal Head Start guidelines. Center hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for our Infant/Toddler children and 8:45 a.m.-3:05 p.m. for our 3, 4 & 5-year-olds. For more information, contact LBCC Family Connections: 541-917-4899, or Kidco Head Start: 541-451-1581.

Oregon State University Main campus: Located in west and southwest Corvallis, between Western Boulevard and Monroe Avenue. 541-737-1000 (main switchboard) www.oregonstate.edu President: Edward Ray Founded in 1868, Oregon State University is the state’s land grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have land, sea, space and sun grant designations. It is the only university in Oregon to have earned both Carnegie Classifications for Highest Research Activity and Community Engagement. Oregon State is the state’s largest university, welcoming a diverse student body of more than 31,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The 400-acre campus includes a National Historic District, the state’s only university campus on the National Register of Historic Places. As a premier international research university, with a record $336 million in external research funding in 2016, Oregon State has an impact that reaches across the state and beyond. With 11 colleges, the Honors College, the Graduate School, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offices, 15,000 acres of forestland, the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in all 36 counties, with a statewide economic impact of $2.32 billion. Oregon State offers more than 200 un56

dergraduate degree programs, including nationally recognized programs in engineering, environmental sciences, forestry, marine sciences and agricultural sciences. Graduate students can choose from more than 100 programs, including master’s, doctorate and first professional degrees. In addition, Oregon State’s topranked Ecampus offers more than 40 degree and certificate programs online. Oregon State has the state’s only College of Veterinary Medicine, its oldest College of Pharmacy and ROTC programs for the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. FAST FACTS • Oregon State enrolled 31,476 students in fall 2016, including 24,672 in Corvallis, 1,122 at OSU-Cascades in Bend and 5,682 online students in Ecampus. • Of the fall 2015’s students, 25,327 were undergraduates, 4,466 were graduate students and 561 were professional students in the veterinary medicine and pharmacy programs. Men made up 53.3 percent of the student population, while women made up 46.7 percent. U.S. minority students, including African American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian American, made up 22.7 percent of the student body. • Academic Calendar: Oregon State’s academic year operates on a quarter system. Classes for 2017-18 begin as follows: fall term, Sept. 20; winter term, Jan. 8; spring term, April 2; and summer session, June 18. • Tuition: An undergraduate Oregon resident would pay an estimated total of $10,797 in tuition for the 2017-18 academic year. An undergraduate nonresident would pay an estimated total of $29,457 in tuition for the 2017-18 academic year. Oregon residents may qualify for the Bridge to Success Program—more information can be found at scholarships.oregonstate.edu. • Admissions: The admissions process at Oregon State promotes student success by assessing student preparedness and academic potential in the context of each student’s personal experience. The priority admission deadline is Feb. 1. Basic considerations for admission are: • Strength of high school curriculum and academic performance

• Insight Résumé responses • SAT or ACT exam results • Essay is not required, but is recommended for SAT tests taken in March 2016 and beyond. • Scholarships are available universitywide and in specific degree programs. Oregon State accepts transfer students with or without an associate of arts, associate of science, or Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree. Degree Programs Oregon State offers degree programs in 11 colleges, the Graduate School and the Honors College, one of the few degreegranting honors programs in the U.S. The 11 colleges are Agricultural Sciences; Business, Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; Education; Engineering; Forestry; Liberal Arts; Pharmacy; Public Health and Human Sciences; Science; and Veterinary Medicine. Precollege Programs A variety of educational youth outreach school and summer programs for grades K-12 are available on campus. Info: 541737-9424, precollege@oregonstate.edu or oregonstate.edu/precollege. Athletics, other events Oregon State won the Civil War last fall for the first time since 2007, and head coach Gary Andersen begins his third season with the Beavers this fall. Baseball had another outstanding season with a school-record 56 victories. Under head coach Pat Casey, the Beavers also set a Pac-12 Conference record with 27 wins on its way to a Pac-12 Championship. Oregon State advanced to its sixth College World Series, finishing 2-2. The women’s basketball team won its third-straight Pac-12 title in 2017 and advanced to the Sweet 15 in the NCAA Tournament, finishing the year at 31-5. Senior Sydney Wiese graduated from Oregon State as one of the most accomplished players in program history, earning All-America honors, as well as the Senior CLASS Award and Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year recognition. Oregon State gymnastics (19-4) finished its season ranked No. 8 after finishing sixth in the NCAA Championships. The men’s soccer team finished with a 7-8-3 OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


EDUCATION record, ending the year with three victories in its last four matches, including two victories over ranked opponents. Oregon State offers hundreds of athletic, music, theater and other cultural events in Corvallis each year. The annual Dam Jam, Family Weekends in the spring and fall and a variety of cultural nights are just some of the events on campus — many of which are free to enjoy. The university’s 150th anniversary will include multiple events and festivals in 2017-18; more information is at osu150.org. Extended campus Oregon State Ecampus consistently ranks among the top online programs in the U.S. For the fourth consecurtive year, U.S. News & World Report named Ecampus one of top 10 online bachelor’s degree programs in the nation. Ecampus offers more than 40 online degree and certificate programs, including more than 1,000 courses in nearly 100 subject areas. Ecampus serves distance learners from across Oregon and worldwide, including community college students, working and retired professionals, military personnel and high school students. Contact Oregon State Extended Campus at 541-737-9204 for more information about degree programs and course offerings or visit ecampus.oregonstate.edu. Visit Campus Oregon State hosts open house events in the fall and spring for prospective students and their families. To learn more about these events or plan a campus visit, call the Office of Admissions or visit admissions. oregonstate.edu. Important Numbers Admissions: 541-737-4411 OSU Alumni Association: 541-737-2351 Athletic Ticket Office: 541-737-4455 The Daily Barometer: 541-737-3191 OSU Beaver Store: 541-737-4323 Career Development Center: 541-737-4085 Diversity and Cultural Engagement: 541-737-9030 Dixon Recreation Center: 541-737-3748 Educational Opportunities Program: 541-737-3628 Financial Aid and Scholarships: OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

541-737-2241 Housing and Dining Services: 541-737-4771 The LaSells Stewart Center: 541-737-2402 Memorial Union: 541-737-2416 News and Research Communications: 541-737-4611 OSU Extension Service — Benton County: 541-766-6750 OSU Foundation: 541-737-4218 Public Safety/State Police: 541-7373010 Registrar’s Office: 541-737-4331 Transportation Services: 541-737-2583 Valley Library: 541-737-3331 Withycombe Theater Box Office: 541-737-2784

Home schooling in Oregon Oregon attendance law requires all children between the ages of 6 and 18 years are required to regularly attend school full-time (ORS 339.020(1)). Students who are not attending public school often choose private school or home school (ORS 339.030). Oregon online public charter schools are part of the public school system, and are not considered home schooling. These public schools are tuition free, and the entire curriculum is provided. Private School attendance must include physically attending a private school. Students enrolled in a private school they do not physically attend (online or correspondence programs) are considered to be home schooling and parents must notify Linn Benton Lincoln ESD of their intention to home school. Home School is education provided in the home by the parent or guardian. Home school parents have the full responsibility for their student’s education, including all curriculum choices and record keeping. Each family may use whatever methods and curriculum they choose, but they must find and purchase their materials on their own. If a student is being home schooled, then parents must notify LBL ESD of their intention

to home school within 10 days of withdrawing your child from another school. To do so please contact the Home School office at 541-812-2687, homeschool@ lblesd.k12.or.us, www.lblesd.k12.or.us/ homeschool/notification/ If you have questions about whether your student is considered a home school student, please contact us. As of June 2017, the number of homeschool students registered with the LBL in kindergarten through 12th grade was as follows: • Linn County – 824 • Benton County – 265 • Lincoln County – 230 Home-schooled students must take a test at the end of 3rd, 5th, 8th and 10th grade, by Aug. 15. LBL ESD requests required test results from all students. Test results for 2016 indicate that 64 percent of students scored at the 70th percentile or above. Special testing rules exist for students with disabilities and students who wish to participate in interscholastic activities. There is no option to opt out of home school testing. For questions about home schooling or more information about notification and testing, please contact LBL Home School office at 541-812-2687, homeschool@ lblesd.k12.or.us, or //www.lblesd.k12. or.us/homeschool/.

Newspapers in Education The Corvallis Gazette-Times, Albany Democrat-Herald, Philomath Express and the Lebanon Express participate in the nationwide Newspapers in Education program. More than 150 classrooms throughout the Willamette Valley participate at no cost. Teachers use the newspapers and their websites in a variety of subjects such as reading, math and science. NIE receives its funding through the generous support of local businesses, including the newspapers and donations from individuals. For information on NIE, contact 541812-6088. 57


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Senator Ron Wyden answers questions from people attending a town hall meeting at Linn-Benton Community College on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. -Photo by: Godofredo Vasquez

Voter Registration Voter registration has never been easier. Online registration now is available via the Secretary of State’s website at http:// sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/voteinor. aspx. Forms are available at local libraries in the Benton and Linn county courthouses or can be downloaded onto your computer from the Benton County Elections website at http://www.co.benton.or.us/elections/. A link to online voter registration is available on the Linn County clerk’s site at http://www.co.linn.or.us/elections/. To be eligible to vote, a local citizen must be a resident of Oregon, a U.S. citizen and 18 years old by Election Day. The deadline to register to vote is the 21st day before each election. Registered voters must notify the county elections office if: • Their residence or mailing address changes; 58

• Their name changes; • They wish to change political party affiliation; • They want their ballot sent to an address other than the one where they reside. In November 1998, Oregon voters were the first in the nation to approve a measure to conduct all elections via vote-by-mail. The elections office establishes drop sites at locations where voters can leave completed ballots. The sites are publicized and usually are listed in the County Voters’ Pamphlets, which are mailed three weeks prior to an election. The pamphlet also is available for download at: www.co.benton.or.us/elections/. A list follows of locations for the ballot drop-off sites in Benton and Linn counties. All locations are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Election Day. Not all drop site locations are open during all elections. Check online at www. co.benton.or.us/elections/, or http:// www.co.linn.or.us/elections/.

If you have elections questions in Benton County, call the Elections Office at 541766-6756, 541-766-6080 (TTY/TDD) or send an email to bcelections@co.benton. or.us. Answers to the most frequently asked questions about elections areavailable online at http://www.co.benton. or.us/elections/. In Linn County, call the Elections Office in the Linn County Courthouse at 541-967-3831 or go online to www.co.linn.or.us/. (Entries with an asterisk (*) indicates official was up for election during 2014.)

Drop Boxes Benton County ALSEA • John Boy’s Alsea Mercantile 186 Main St.

CORVALLIS • Benton County Elections Office OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


OUR GOVERNMENT Benton County Courthouse (Room 13) 120 N.W. Fourth St., Corvallis (Enter through Fourth Street entrance only) A 24-hour ballot drop box is available at 180 N.W. Fifth St., across the street from the back door of the Benton County Courthouse. • City Limits Market 5800 N.W. Highway 99W, North Corvallis • Senior Citizens Center of Corvallis 2601 N.W. Tyler Ave. • Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 645 N.W. Monroe Ave. • Lincoln Health Center 121 S.E. Viewmont Ave. 24-hour drop box • Oregon State University Valley Library Jefferson Avenue and Waldo Way, OSU campus LBCC Benton Center (when college is in session) 757 N.W. Polk Ave. • Wells Fargo Bank Timberhill Shopping Center 2543 N.W. Kings Blvd. 24-hour drive-through ballot drop site • Benton County Courthouse Courthouse lawn on Fourth Street 120 NW 4th St, Corvallis OR 97330 • Benton County Courthouse Accessible entrance on Fifth Street 120 NW 4th St, Corvallis OR 97330 • Benton County Courthouse Across the street on Fifth Street 180 NW 5th St, Corvallis OR 97330 • Benton County Sunset Building Drop box in parking lot 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis OR 97333

MONROE • Monroe Community Library 380 N. Fifth St. 24-hour drive-through ballot drop site in parking lot

NORTH ALBANY • North Albany Shopping Center 621 Hickory Ave. N.W. (in front of the former Ray’s market) 24-hour drop box OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

PHILOMATH • Philomath Public Library 1050 Applegate St.

Linn County ALBANY • Albany Public Library 2450 14th St. S.E. • Linn County Courthouse 300 Fourth Ave. S.W. 24-hour drop-off ballot box at Fifth Avenue entrance

BROWNSVILLE • Brownsville City Hall 255 N. Main St.

HARRISBURG • Harrisburg City Hall 120 Smith St.

LEBANON • Lebanon Public Library 55 Academy St. • Linn County Sheriff Lebanon Substation 2590 S. Main St.

MILL CITY • City Hall 444 S. First Ave.

SCIO • Scio City Hall 38957 N.W. First Ave.

SWEET HOME • Sweet Home Police Department 1950 Main St. 24-hour ballot drop-off box • Swee Home City Hall 1140 12th Ave.

Benton County Governments Board of Commissioners Building 205 N.W. Fifth St., Corvallis 541-766-6800 www.co.benton.or.us/boc Total number of full-time employees: 455

Budget for 2015-2017 (done biennially): $238 million Board of Commissioners Meetings are held the first, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 205 NW Fifth St., in downtown Corvallis, unless otherwise noted. Members • Anne Schuster (Democrat), 541-7666800, anne.schuster@co.benton.or.us • Xanthippe Augerot (Democrat), 541-766-6800, xanthippe.augerot@ co.benton.or.us • Annabelle Jaramillo (Democrat), 541766-6800, annabelle.e.jaramillo@ co.benton.or.us Board of Commissioners office: 541-7666800 County Staff County Administrator: Joe Kerby, 541766-6370, joe.kerby@co.benton.or.us Community Development Director: Greg Verret, 541-766-6819, greg.j.verret@ co.benton.or.us • Budget Manager: Pat Cochran, 541-7666257; pat.j.cochran@co.benton.or.us • Natural Areas and Parks Director: Laurie Starha (interim), 541-766-6002, laurie. starha@co.benton.or.us • Public Works Director: Josh Wheeler, 541-766-6821, joshua.wheeler@ co.benton.or.us • Assessor: Tami Woodward, 541-7666855, tami.woodward@co.benton.or.us • District Attorney: John Haroldson, 541766-6815, john.m.haroldson@co.benton. or.us • Records and Elections Manager (county clerk): James Morales, 541-766-6831, james.v.morales@co.benton.or.us • Elections Supervisor: Jeff Doty, 541766-6834, jeff.doty@co.benton.or.us • Fairgrounds Manager: Lynne Richardson, 541-766-6090, lynne.richardson@ co.benton.or.us • Finance Manager/Treasurer: Mary Otley, 541-766-6767, mary.k.otley@ co.benton.or.us • Health Director: Mitch Anderson, 541-766-6805, mitchell.c.anderson@ co.benton.or.us • Community Health Centers Director: Sherlyn Dahl, 541-766-2131, Sherlyn. dahl@co.benton.or.us • Human Resources Manager: Tracy Martineau, 541-766-6081, tracy.martineau@ co.benton.or.us 59


OUR GOVERNMENT • Juvenile Department Director: Matt Wetherell, 541-766-6064, matt.wetherell@co.benton.or.us • Sheriff: Scott Jackson, 541-766-6858, scott.jackson@co.benton.or.us • County Counsel: Vance Croney, 5 4 1 - 7 6 6 - 6 8 9 0 ,va n c e . m . c r o n e y @ co.benton.or.us • Benton County-OSU Extension Service leader: Maggie Livesay, 541-766-3550, maggie.livesay@oregonstate.edu • Tax Collection: 541-766-6808 Commissions and Committees The Benton County Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Benton County Sunset Building Sunset Meeting Room, 4077 S.W. Research Way, in Corvallis. The Benton County Budget Committee meets as needed to oversee scheduling and preparation of biennial or annual budget processes. For information on other volunteer advisory boards or committees contact Teresa Farley at 541-766-6890.

Benton County City Governments ADAIR VILLAGE Adair Village City Hall 6030 N.E. William R. Carr Ave., 541-7455507 Email: brittany.kennedy@adairvillage. org Website: www.adairvillage.org Total number of full-time employees: 5.5 FTE Total budget for 2016-17: $14,890,634 Mayor • Bill Currier, 541-745-5507, bill.currier@adairvillage.org City Council The council meets at 6 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. Council Members • Susan Canfield, 541-745-5507, susan. canfield@adairvillage.org • Charline King, 541-745-5507, charline. king@adairvillage.org • Nicole Real, 541-745-5507, nicole.real@ adairvillage.org • Dusty Andrews, 541-745-5507, dusty. andrews@adairvillage.org Commissions, Committees and Boards The Planning Commission meets the third 60

Monday of each month at 6 p.m., and the Budget Committee meets as needed. City Staff • City Administrator: Pat Hare • Public Works Supervisor: Matt Lydon

CORVALLIS Corvallis City Hall 501 S.W. Madison Ave. 541-766-6900 www.corvallisoregon.gov Total number of full-time equivalent employees: 435 Operating Budget for 2016-2017: $130,160,810 2017-2018 Mayor Biff Traber 541-766-6901 (office) Email: mayor@council.corvallisoregon. gov City Council The council meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month in the upstairs meeting room of the downtown fire station, 400 N.W. Harrison Blvd. Public hearings are held at 7:30 p.m. The public can write to any councilor at P.O. Box 1083, Corvallis, OR 97339, or fax them at 541-766-6780. Anyone wishing to offer public input on current Council business is encouraged to use the online form available at www.corvallisoregon.gov/ publicinput. Email contacts by ward and the city message numbers with the 766 prefix can be used to contact the current councilor. Please note that all email correspondence is public record and emails sent to the Mayor and City Council are automatically posted on the City’s website. Councilors serve two-year terms. 2017-2018 Council Members • Ward 1: Penny York, 541-766-6491 (message), 541-752-2535 (home); ward1@ council.corvallisoregon.gov • Ward 2: Roen Hogg, 541-766-6492 (message), ward2@council.corvallisoregon.gov • Ward 3: Hyatt Lytle, 541-766- 6493 (message), 541-760-6274 (mobile), ward3@council.corvallisoregon.gov • Ward 4: Barbara Bull, 541-766-6494 (message), 541-752-0743 (home), ward4@ council.corvallisoregon.gov • Ward 5: Charlyn Ellis, 541-766-6493 (message), 541-754-6783 (home); ward5@

council.corvallisoregon.gov • Ward 6: Nancy Wyse, 541-766-6493 (message), 541-514-6399 (mobile), ward6@council.corvallisoregon.gov • Ward 7: Bill Glassmire, 541-766-6497 (message), 541-752-8416 (home), ward7@ council.corvallisoregon.gov • Ward 8: Mark Page, 541-766-6493 (message), 541-368-0461 (mobile) ward8@council.corvallisoregon.gov • Ward 9: Hal Brauner, 541-766-6499 (message), 541-753-0023 (home), ward9@council.corvallisoregon.gov Council Work Sessions In addition to regular meetings, Council also meets in work sessions at 4 p.m. on the Thursday following regular Council meetings. These are informal meetings scheduled to discuss subjects in depth. Typically, decisions aren’t made during work sessions, but decisions may be made on a case-by-case basis as needed. Community Comments are accepted at the end of each work session. Commissions, Committees and Boards The boards and commissions serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council. Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Information about each board and commission, including a list of members, is available on the City’s website. www.corvallisoregon.gov/boards City Management/Staff • City Manager: Mark Shepard, 541-7666901, mark.shepard@corvallisoregon. gov • City Recorder: Carla Holzworth, 541766-6901, carla.holzworth@corvallisoregon.gov • City Attorneys: Jim Brewer, David Coulombe, Scott Fewel 541-766-6906 City Departments (A list of department websites is available at www.corvallisoregon.gov) • Community Development: Paul Bilotta, director; 541-766-6981, paul.bilotta@ corvallisoregon.gov • Fire Department: Roy Emery, fire chief; 541-766-6961, roy.emery@corvallisoregon.gov • Finance: Nancy Brewer, director; 541766-6990, nancy.brewer@corvallisoregon.gov Human Resources: Mary Beth Altmann Hughes, director; 541-766-6902, maryOUR TOWN 2017 - 18


OUR GOVERNMENT beth.altmannhughes@corvallisoregon. gov Information Technology: Michael Livingston, directory; 541-766-6974, michael.livingston@corvallisoregon.gov • Library: Ashlee Chavez, director; 541766-6910, ashlee.chavez@corvallisoregon.gov • Parks and Recreation: Karen Emery, director; 541-766-6918, karen.emery@ corvallisoregon.gov • Police Department: Jon Sassaman, police chief; 541-766-6791, jon.sassaman@ corvallisoregon.gov • Public Works: Mary Steckel, director; 541-766-6916, mary.steckel@corvallisoregon.gov Corvallis Municipal Court Central Park Municipal Building 560 S.W. Madison Ave. 541-766-6948 Judge: Chris Dunfield

MONROE Monroe City Hall 664 Commercial St. 541-847-5175 Email: rick.hohnbaum@ci.monroe.or.us Total number of full-time employees: 3 Total budget for 2015-16: $1.43 million Mayor • Paul Canter, 541-847-5175, paul.canter@ci.monroe.or.us City Council The council meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in City Hall and as needed. Council Members • Jeanni Cuthbertson, 541 847-5175 jeanni.cuthbertson@ci.monroe.or.us Chad Howard, 541 847 5175 chad.howard@ci.monroe.or.us Floyd Billings 541 847 5175 floyd.billings@ ci.monroe.or.us Frank Thayer 541 847 5175 frank.thayer@ ci.monroe.or.us • Council President Harry Myers, 541847-5175, harry.myers@ci.monroe.or.us • Cindy Canter, 541-847-5175, Cindy. Canter@ci.monroe.or.us Commissions, Committees and Boards The Planning Commission meets the first Monday of every month. The Budget Committee meets as needed. The Beautification Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday at 4pm. The public Works OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

committee meeting meets on the first Friday at 4pm. City Staff • City Administrator Rick A. Hohnbaum • City Finance Staff: Tracy Jansen • Public Works: David Claborn

PHILOMATH Philomath City Hall 980 Applegate St. PO Box 400 541-929-6148 www.ci.philomath.or.us Total number of full-time employees: 24.5 Total budget for 2016-17 $8.03 million Mayor • Rocky Sloan: 541-929-6148, sloanr@ ci.philomath.or.us Rocky.Sloan@ philomathoregon.gov City Council The council meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month in the council chambers in City Hall. Councilors serve two-year terms. The council meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month and at 7 p.m. as needed on the fourth Monday of the month in the City Hall Council Chambers. The Mayor and Councilors serve two-year terms. Council Members • Charla Koeppe: 541-929-6148, Charla.Koeppe@philomathoregon.gov, koeppec@ci.philomath.or.us • Candy Koetz 541-929-6148, Candy. Koetz@philomathoregon.gov, koetzc@ ci.philomath.or.us • Jason Leonard: 541-929-6148, leonardj@ci.philomath.or.us • Sean Manning: 541-929-6148, mannings@ci.philomath.or.us • Doug Edmonds: 541-929-6148, Doug. Edmonds@philomathoregon.gov, edmondsd@ci.philomath.or.us • Eric Niemann: 541-929-6148, Eric. Niemann@philomathoregon.gov, niemanne@ci.philomath.or.us •David Low: 541-609-0354, David.Low@ philomathoregon.gov •Jerry Jackson Sr.: 541-250-9654, Jerry. Jackson@philomathoregon.gov Commissions, Committees and Boards • Budget Committee: Meet minimum of three times per year beginning in April. Planning Commission: Meets at 7 p.m. on third Monday of the month, as needed, in City Hall Council Chambers.

• Other committees: Finance/Administration, Police Committee, Public Works Committee Park Advisory Board: Meets at 5 p.m. on first Tuesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers. City Staff • City Manager: Chris Workman, 541929-6148 • City Recorder: Ruth Post, 541-929-6148 • City Finance Director: Joan Swanson, 541-929-3001 • Police Chief: Ken Rueben 541-929-6911 • Public Works Director: Kevin Fear, 541929-3579

Linn County Governments Linn County Courthouse 300 Fourth Ave. S.W., Albany 541-967-3825 www.co.linn.or.us Total number of employees: About 649 FTE Budget for 2015-16: $142 million Board of Commissioners The board meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Room 200 of the Courthouse, except for the third Wednesday of the month, when the meeting begins at 9 a.m. Members • Roger Nyquist (Republican), 541-9673825; rnyquist@co.linn.or.us • John Lindsey (Republican), 541-9673825; jlindsey@co.linn.or.us • Will Tucker (Republican), 541-9673825; wtucker @co.linn.or.us County Staff • Administrative Officer: Ralph Wyatt, 541-967-3825; rwyatt@co.linn.or.us • Assessor: David Swartzlender, 541-9673808; dswartzlender@co.linn.or.us • Clerk: Steve Druckenmiller, 541-9673831; sdruckenmiller@co.linn.or.us • District Attorney: Doug Marteeny, 541967-3836; dmarteeny@co.linn.or.us • Health Administrator: Frank Moore, 541-967-3888; fmoore@co.linn.or.us • Juvenile Director: Torri Lynn, 541-9673853; tlynn@co.linn.or.us • Parks and Recreation Director: Brian Carroll, 541-967-3917; bcarroll@co.linn. or.us 61


OUR GOVERNMENT • Roadmaster: Darrin Lane, 541-9673919; dlane@co.linn.or.us • Surveyor: Chuck Gibbs, 541-967-3857; cgibbs@co.linn.or.us • Treasurer: Michelle Hawkins, 541-9673861; mhawkins@co.linn.or.us\

Linn County City Governments ALBANY Albany City Hall 333 Broadalbin St. S.W. 541-917-7500 www.cityofalbany.net Total number of full-time employees: Approximately 391 Total budget for 2015-16: $162.3 million Mayor • Sharon Konopa, 541-791-0300; sharon. konopa@cityofalbany.net City Council The council meets at 7:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month and 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday of weeks when regular council meetings are scheduled, at City Hall. Council Members • Ward I-a: Dick Olsen, 541-926-7348 (home); rsolsen@proaxis.com • Ward I-b: Mike Sykes, 541-928-2961 (home); pfcollins@comcast.net • Ward II-a: Ray Kopczynski, 541-9170490 (home); ray.kopczynski@cityofalbany.net • Ward II-b: Bill Coburn, 541-928-0649 (home); bcoburncc@gmail.com • Ward III-a: Bessie Johnson, 541-7912494 (home); bessie.johnson@cityofalbany.net • Ward III-b: Rich Kellum, 541-791-0158 (home); rich.kellum@cityofalbany.net Commissions, Committees and Boards • Airport Advisory Commission: Meets at 4 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Albany Municipal Airport. • Arts Commission: Meets at 3:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at City Hall. • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission: Meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at City Hall. • Central Albany Revitalization Area (CARA) Advisory Board: Meets at 5:15 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month 62

at City Hall. • Community Development Commission: Meets at noon the third Monday of the month at City Hall. • Human Relations Commission: Meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at City Hall. • Landmarks Advisory Commission: Meets at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at City Hall. • Library Board: Meets at 5 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E. • Parks and Recreation Commission: Meets at 6 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at City Hall. • Planning Commission: Meets at 5:15 p.m. on Mondays (as needed) at City Hall. • Public Safety Commission: Meets 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at various locations. • Senior Center Endowment Committee: Meets when necessary at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave. N.W. • Traffic Safety Commission: Meets at 10 a.m. the first Monday of even-numbered months at City Hall. • Tree Commission: Meets at 3 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at City Hall. City Staff City Manager: Peter Troedsson, 541-9177505 Finance Director: Stewart Taylor, 541917-7521 Public Works Director, operations: Chris Bailey, 541-917-7629 Public Works Director, engineering and community development: Jeff Blaine, 541-917-7637 Police Chief: Mario Lattanzio, 541-9177680 Fire Chief: John Bradner, 541-917-7701 Library Director: Ed Gallagher, 541-9177589 Parks & Recreation Director: Ed Hodney, 541-917-7769 Public Information Officer: Marilyn Smith, 541-917-7507 Interim Economic Development and Urban Renewal Director: Jorge Salinas, 541497-6228 Human Resources Director: David Shaw, 541-917-7506 Chief Information Officer and Assistant City Manager: Jorge Salinas, 541-7042304

BROWNSVILLE Brownsville City Hall 255 N. Main St. 541-466-5666 Email: admin@ci.brownsville.or.us www.ci.brownsville.or.us Total number of full-time employees: 7 Total budget for 2015-16: About $5 million Mayor Don Ware, 541-466-5311 City Council The council meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month. To be placed on the agenda or to speak to a council member, call 541-466-5666. Council Members Mandy Cole Mike Neddeau Doug Block Lynda Chambers Carla Gerber Gary Shepherd Commissions, Committees and Boards The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month as needed at 7 p.m. at City Hall. City Staff City Administrator: Scott McDowell, 541466-5666, admin@ci.brownsville.or.us Public Works Superintendent: Karl Frink, 541-466-3381, publicworks@ ci.brownville.or.us Court Administrator: Jan Henry, 541466-5666, court@ci.brownsville.or.us Administrative Assistant: Jannea Deaver, 541-466-5666

HALSEY Halsey City Hall 100 W. Halsey St., P.O. Box 10 541-369-2522 Email: ronda@cityofhalsey.com www.cityofhalsey.com/ Total number of full-time employees: 5 FTEs Total budget for 2014-15: $2 million Mayor Marjean Cline City Council The council meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. To speak to a council member, call 541-369-2522. Council Members Eric Harless Jerry Gillson Greg Chamberlain OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


OUR GOVERNMENT Jennifer Johnson Rella Johnson Lee Skinner City Staff City Administrator: Hilary Norton Municipal Utility Clerk: Martha Chamberlain Public Works Director: Andy Ridinger Utility Plant Worker: Randy McMillen Assistant City Recorder: Larissa Gangle Librarian: T.J. Gillson

HARRISBURG Harrisburg City Hall 120 Smith St., PO Box 378 541-995-6655 Email: meldridge@ci.harrisburg.or.us www.ci.harrisburg.or.us Total number of full-time employees: 16 FTE Total budget for 2015-16: $7.2 million Mayor Robert Duncan, 541-995-6655 City Council The council meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at City Hall. To contact councilors, call City Hall at 995-6655. Council Members Kim Downey Robert Boese Adam Keaton Sarah Puls John Loshbaug Commissions, Committees and Boards The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at City Hall. City Staff City Administrator: Brian Latta, blatta@ ci.harrisburg.or.us Public Works Director: Chuck Scholz, cscholz@ci.harrisburg.or.us City Recorder: Michele Eldridge, meldridge@ci.harrisburg.or.us Finance Officer: Tim Gaines, tgaines@ ci.harrisburg.or.us Utility Billing Clerk: Patsy Githens,pgithens@ci.harrisburg.or.us Utility Billing Clerk II: Lori Ross, lross@ ci.harrisburg.or.us Librarian: Cheryl Spangler, 541-9956949, cspangler@ci.harrisburg.or.us H.A.R.T. (family resource center) Director: Edie Moro, 541-995-7700, emoro@ ci.harrisburg.or.us OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

JEFFERSON Jefferson City Hall 150 N. Second St., PO Box 83 541-327-2768 Email: jeffersonrecorder@peak.org www.city.jeffersonoregon.us Total number of full-time employees: 6 Total budget for 2015-16: $7.7 million Mayor Cyndie Hightower City Council The council meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday for a work session and at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at City Hall. Council Members Dave Beyerl Mike Myers Vacant Vacant Walter Perry Edna Camau Commissions, Committees and Boards The Planning Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at City Hall as needed City Staff City Planner: Lissa Davis, 541-327-2768 ext. 303 Fire Chief: Jon Zeilman, 541-327-2822 Police: Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 503-588-5032 Public Works Director: Jeff Buskirk, 541327-1135 City Recorder: Sarah Cook, 541-327-2768 ext. 304

LEBANON Lebanon City Hall 925 Main St. 541-258-4900 Email: Lmatthewsbock@ci.lebanon.ur.us www.ci.lebanon.or.us Total number of full-time employees: 97 Total budget for 2015-16: $45.4 million Mayor Paul Aziz City Council The council meets at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month and the fourth Wed. as needed at the Santiam Travel Station, 750 Third St. To speak to a council member, call 541-258-4904. Council Members Wayne Rieskamp (Ward 1) Robert Furlow (Ward 1)

Rebecca Grizzle (Ward 2) Floyd Fisher (Ward 2) Bob Elliott (Ward 3) Jason Bolen (Ward 3) Commissions, Committees and Boards Planning Commission: Meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month as needed at the Santiam Travel Station. City Staff City Manager: Gary Marks, 541-258-4202 City Attorney: Tre Kennedy, 541-2583194 Assistant Finance Director: Tina Huff, 541-258-4212 Finance Director: TBA Library Services Director: Kendra Antila, 541-258-4232 Planner: Walt Wendolowski, 541-2584252 Police Chief: Frank Stevenson, 541-2584307 Senior Services Director: Kindra Oliver, 541-258-4222 Engineering Services Director: Ron Whitlatch, 541-258-4269 Maintenance Services Director: Jason Williams, 541-258-4280

LYONS Lyons City Hall 449 Fifth St. 503-859-2167 Email: cityoflyons@wavecable.com www.cityoflyons.org Total number of full-time employees: 3 Total budget for 2015-16: $1.1 million Mayor Troy Donohue City Council The council meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at City Hall. The Planning Commission meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month, as needed, at City Hall. Council Members Lloyd Valentine Jessica Ritchie Mark Orr Mike Wagner City Staff City Recorder: Micki Valentine Librarian: Brenda Harris 63


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Millersburg City Hall 4222 N.E. Old Salem Road 541-928-4523 Email: bcastillo@cityofmillersburg.org www.albany-millersburg.com/millersburg.htm Total number of full-time employees: 4 Total budget for 2015-16: $12.7 million Mayor Jim Lepin, 541-926-0000 City Council The council meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at City Hall. Council Members Scott Cowan Scott McPhee Dave Harms Don Miller City Staff City Administrator: Barbara Castillo

Sodaville City Hall Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday 30723 Sodaville Road 541-258-8882 Email: sodaville@cityofsodaville.org cityofsodaville.org Total number of full-time employees: 1.25 FTEs Total budget for 2015-16: About $324,000 Mayor Suzie Hibbert City Council The council meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at City Hall. Council Members Ray Jackman Roger Perry Jeff Hensley Anthony Morelos City Staff City Administrator: Judy Smith Public Works Director: Stanley Smith

SCIO Scio City Hall 38957 N.W. First Ave. 503-394-3342 Email: scio@smt-net.com ci.scio.or.us Total number of full-time employees: 5 Total budget for 2015-16: $1.5 million Mayor Chadd Weaver City Council The council meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at City Hall, and the fourth Monday, if needed. Council Members Richard Nelson Debbie Nuber Wolfgang Borchard Joey Ferguson Tom Gray Karen Eckhart Commissions, Committees and Boards The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month at City Hall. City Staff City Manager: Ginger Allen Administrative assistant: Cathy Martin Public Works Director: Robert Waller Assistant Public Works Employee: Jay Thomas Librarian: LaVonne Murray Municipal Judge: Joanne Bilyeu 64

SWEET HOME Sweet Home City Hall 1140 12th Ave. 541-367-8969 Email: cmartin@ci.sweet-home.or.us www.ci.sweet-home.or.us Total number of full-time employees: 62 FTEs Total budget for 2015-16: $20.3 million Mayor Greg Mahler City Council The council meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the City Hall annex behind City Hall. Council Members James Goble Dave Trask Vacant Lisa Gouley Diane Gerson Susan Coleman Commissions, Committees and Boards The Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the City Hall annex. The Tree Commission meets at 9 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month at City Hall. Library Board meets at 4 p.m. the second Thursday each month at the library, 1101

13th Ave. Parks Board meets at 8:30 a.m. the third Monday of every month at City Hall. Traffic Safety Committee meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday every other month at the City Hall annex. Budget Committee meets several times in April and May each year. City Staff City Manager: Ray Towry, 541-367-8969 Finance Director: Patricia Gray, 541-3675128 Public Works Director: Michael Adams, 541-367-6243 Library Director: Rose Peda, 541-3675007 Police Chief: Jeff Lynn, 541-367-5181

TANGENT Tangent City Offices Bass Estate 32166 Old Oak Drive 541-928-1020 Email: georgia@cityoftangent.org or bev@cityoftangent.org www.cityoftangent.org Total number of full-time employees: 2.5 FTEs Total budget for 2015-16: $2.6 million Mayor Loel Trulove City Council The council meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Bass Estate. Council Members Brad Tedrow Gary Powell Colynn Elder Michelle Knighton City Staff City Manager: Georgia Edwards Finance and Budget Director: Bev Manfredo

WATERLOO Waterloo City Hall 31140 First St. P.O. Box 1066 Lebanon, OR 97355 541-451-2245 Email: cityofwaterloo@centurytel.net Total number of full-time employees: 1 part-time employee Total budget for 2015-16: About $61,651 Mayor OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


OUR GOVERNMENT Greg Maas City Council The council meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at City Hall. Council Members Alan Edwards Dennis Scott Harrison A. Shearer James Cripe Kevin Faulk Cloene Pippert City Staff City Recorder/Treasurer: Catherine Nelson

State Officials The Oregon Legislature includes 30 state senators and 60 state representatives. Senators are elected to serve four-year terms. Members of the Oregon House of Representatives serve two-year terms. The Legislature convenes annually in February at the Capitol in Salem to balance the state budget and to make or amend laws. Sessions may not exceed 160 in oddnumbered years and 35 days in even numbered years. Five-day extensions are allowed by a two-thirds vote in each house. In odd-numbered years, the Legislature also meets on the second Monday in January to swear in newly-elected members, begin introducing bills and conduct other business. Legislators can call special sessions in the interim between assemblies to deal with a fiscal crisis or other urgent state business.

DISTRICT 10 • David Gomberg, D-Central Coast District 10 consists of portions of Lincoln and portions of Lane, Polk, Tillamook and Yamhill counties, including the cities of Newport, Toledo and Waldport. 541-921-2038 Capitol address: 900 Court St. N.E. H-471 Salem, OR 97301 503-986-1410 Email: Rep.DavidGomberg@state.or.us www.oregonlegislature.gov/Gomberg

DISTRICT 15 • Andy Olson, R-Albany Rep. Olson serves part of Linn County stretching into Benton County northwest OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

of Corvallis. P.O. Box 891 Albany, OR 97321 541-967-6576 Capitol address: 900 Court St. N.E., H-478 Salem, OR, 97301 503-986-1415 Email: Rep.AndyOlson@state.or.us www.leg.state.or.us/Olson

DISTRICT 16 • Dan Rayfield, D-Corvallis District 16 consists of Benton County and nearly all of Corvallis and Philomath. Capitol address: 900 Court St. N.E. H-375 Salem, OR 97301 503-986-1416 Email: rep.danrayfield@state.or.us www.oregonlegislature.gov/rayfield

DISTRICT 17 • Sherrie Sprenger, R-Scio District 17 consists of portions of Linn and Marion counties. 900 Court St. N.E. H-388 Salem, OR 97301 503-986-1417 Email: Rep.SherrieSprenger@state.or.us www.oregonlegislature.gov/Sprenger

DISTRICT 23 • Mike Nearman, R-Dallas District 23 encompasses rural Polk County, including Dallas and Falls City, and parts of rural Linn County. Capitol address: 900 Court St. N.E., H-378 Salem, OR 97301 503-986-1423 Email: rep.mikenearman@state.or.us www.oregonlegislature.gov/nearman

State Senators DISTRICT 8 Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis District 8 consists of parts of Benton and Linn counties, including the cities of Albany, Corvallis, Philomath and Millersburg. Capitol address: 900 Court St. N.E. S-405 Salem, OR 97301

503-986-1708 Email: Sen.SaraGelser@state.or.us www.oregonlegislature.gov/Gelser

DISTRICT 12 Brian Boquist, R-Dallas District 12 consists of parts of Benton, Linn, Polk, Marion and Yamhill counties including the towns of Monroe, Jefferson, Halsey and Harrisburg. Capitol address: 900 Court St. N.E., S-305 Salem, 97301 503-986-1712 Email: Sen.BrianBoquist@state.or.us www.oregonlegislature.gov/boquist

Governor Kate Brown (Democrat) 160 State Capitol 900 Court St. N.E. Salem, OR 97310 503-378-4582 www.oregon.governor.gov

Oregon’s Capitol Oregon’s Capitol building at 900 Court St. N.E. in downtown Salem is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Tours are available, but the hours and dates are subject to change according to the season and whether the Legislature is in session. In general, they are available on the hour from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., meeting in the Rotunda. To schedule a tour of the Capitol, call 503-986-1388. For a wealth of information about Oregon government, state agencies, taxes and history online, see www.oregon.gov or http://bluebook.state.or.us.

Public Safety LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES Albany Police Department 1117 Jackson St. S.E., Albany 541-917-7680 www.cityofalbany.net/departments/police Police Chief: Mario Lattanzio Email: Mario.Lattanzio@cityofalbany.net 65


OUR GOVERNMENT Benton County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center 180 N.W. Fifth St., Corvallis 541-766-6858 www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff Facebook: www.facebook.com/BentonCoSheriff Twitter: @BentonCoSheriff Sheriff: Scott Jackson Email: Scott.Jackson@co.benton.or.us Law Enforcement Division 180 N.W. Fifth St., Corvallis 541-766-6858 Monroe law enforcement All 911 calls for service in Monroe go to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Monroe also contracts with the Junction City Police Department, with officers doing traffic patrol and code enforcement in Monroe. Benton County Jail 190 N.W. Fourth St., Corvallis 541-766-6866 www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/corrections Jail Commander: Capt. Diana Rabago Email: diana.g.rabago@co.benton.or.us Benton County Adult Parole and Probation 180 N.W. Fifth St., Corvallis 541-766-6887 www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/sheriffs-office-parole-probation Division Commander: Capt. Justin Carley Email: justin.j.carley@co.benton.or.us Emergency Management, Search & Rescue 180 N.W. Fifth St., Corvallis 541-766-6864 www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/sheriffs-office-emergency-services Emergency Management, Search & Rescue 180 N.W. Fifth St., Corvallis 541-766-6864 www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/page/sheriffs-office-emergency-services Corvallis Police Department Law Enforcement Center 180 N.W. Fifth St., Corvallis 541-766-6924 www.ci.corvallis.or.us/police Facebook: www.facebook.com/CorvallisPoliceDepartment Twitter: @CorvallisPD Police Chief: Jon Sassaman 66

Email: jon.sassaman@corvallisoregon.gov Lebanon Police Department 40 N. Second St., Suite 100 541-451-1751 www.ci.lebanon.or.us/index. aspx?page=38 Facebook: www.facebook.com/LebanonPD Police Chief: Frank Stevenson Linn County Sheriff’s Office and Jail 1115 Jackson St. S.E., Albany Sheriff’s Office: 541-967-3950 Jail: 541-967-3901 www.linnsheriff.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/ LinnSheriff Sheriff: Bruce Riley Email: briley@linnsheriff.org Undersheriff: Jim Yon Email: jyon@linnsheriff.org Linn County Sheriff’s Office Substations: • Mill City: 274 S.W. Second Ave., 503897-2301 • Scio: 38975 S.W. Sixth Ave., 503-3943344 • Lebanon: 2590 S. Main, 541-259-4350 • Sweet Home: 1951 Main St., 541-3673994 • Brownsville: 255 N. Main St., 541-4665725 • Harrisburg: 354 Smith St., 541-9956652 (EDITOR’S NOTE: Linn County Parole and Probation is under jurisdiction of the Oregon Dept. of Corrections and is a separate entity from the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.) Linn County Parole and Probation 118 Second Ave. S.E., Suite F, Albany 541-967-2005 Director: Maureen Robb Oregon State Police • 24-hour dispatch center (Salem): 503375-3555 www.oregon.gov/OSP Twitter: @ORStatePolice • Albany Area Command: 3400 Spicer Drive S.E., Albany 541-967-2026 Station Commander: Lt. Mike Lwai Email: vonn.schleicher@state.or.us • OSU Office: 601 S.W. 17th St., Corvallis

Cascade Hall, Second Floor 541-737-3010 Station Commander: Lt. Eric Judah Email: eric.judah@oregonstate.edu Sweet Home Police Department 1950 Main St. 541-367-5181 www.sweet-home.or.us/index. aspx?nid=80 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ SweetHomePoliceDepartment Police Chief: Jeff Lynn Email: shpd@ci.sweet-home.or.us

OTHER EMERGENCY UNITS: • Benton County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse: www.bentoncountysheriffsmountedposse.com/, 541-766-6045 • Benton County Amateur Radio Emergency Service: www.bcares.org, Email: ec@bcares.org • Corvallis Mountain Rescue: www. corvallismountainrescue.org, Email: info@corvallismountainrescue.org • Marys Peak Search and Rescue: www. mpsar.org, Email: mpsar1@yahoo.com

Courts, Defense, Prosecution COURTS Albany Municipal Court 333 Broadalbin St. S.W. 541-917-7740 www.cityofalbany.net/departments/municipalcourt Benton County Circuit Court Third Floor 120 N.W. Fourth St., Corvallis 541-766-6828 www.courts.oregon.gov/Benton Corvallis Municipal Court 560 S.W. Madison Ave. 541-766-6948 www.ci.corvallis.or.us Lebanon Municipal Court 40 N. Second St., Suite 300 541-258-4909 http://www.ci.lebanon.or.us/index. aspx?page=32 OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


OUR GOVERNMENT Linn County Circuit Court Linn County Courthouse 300 Fourth Ave. S.W., Albany 541-967-3802 www.ojd.state.or.us/linn Linn County Justice Court www.co.linn.or.us/JusticeCourts/default. htm Email: linnjusticecourt@gmail.com • Lebanon office: 30 E. Maple St. 541-258-5777 • Sweet Home office: 799 Long St. 541-367-5902 • Harrisburg office: 354 Smith St. 877-589-9762 Sweet Home Municipal Court 1140 12th Ave. 541-367-4660 w w w. c i . swe e t - h o m e . o r. u s / i n d e x . asp?NID=73

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Benton County Legal Defense Corp. 508 S.W. Jefferson Ave., Corvallis 541-752-0997 Administrated by Dave Corden

PROSECUTION Benton County District Attorney’s Office Benton County Courthouse, Third Floor 120 N.W. Fourth St., Corvallis 541-766-6815 www.co.benton.or.us/da/index.php District Attorney: John Haroldson Linn County District Attorney’s Office Linn County Courthouse, First Floor 300 Fourth Ave. S.W., Albany 541-967-3836 h t t p : //w w w. c o . l i n n . o r. u s / i n d e x . php?content=da/index District Attorney: Doug Marteeny

FIRE DEPARTMENTS Adair Rural Fire and Rescue 6021 N.E. Marcus Harris Ave. 541-745-7212 Email: adair@adair-rural-fire.com www.adair-rural-fire.com Fire Chief: Chuck Harris OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Albany Fire Department 333 Broadalbin St. S.W. 541-917-7700 www.cityofalbany.net/departments/fire Fire Chief: John Bradner • Station 11: 110 Sixth Ave. S.E. • Station 12: 120 34th Ave. S.E. • Station 13: 1980 Three Lakes Road S.E. • Station 14: 2850 Gibson Hill Road N.W. Alsea Rural Fire Protection District 216 Market St. 541-487-8701 Fire Chief: George Foster Blodgett-Summit Rural Fire Protection District Station 1: U.S. Highway 20 at Blitz Lane Station 2: 36847 Happy Hollow Road 541-456-4406 Email: eyblodgettfd@casco.net Fire Chief: David Feinberg Brownsville Rural Fire District 600 E. Blakely Ave., Brownsville 541-466-5227 Email: chief@brownsvillefire.com www.brownsvillefire.com Fire Chief: Kevin Rogers Corvallis Fire Department 400 N.W. Harrison Blvd. 541-766-6961 www.ci.corvallis.or.us/fire Fire Chief: Roy Emery • Station 1: 400 N.W. Harrison Blvd. • Station 2: 500 S.W. 35th St. • Station 3: 1310 N.W. Circle Blvd. • Station 4: 365 S.W. Tunison Ave. • Station 6: 544 N.W. Lewisburg Ave. Halsey-Shedd Rural Fire Protection District 740 W. Second St., Halsey 541-369-2419 Fire Chief: Skip Smith Harrisburg Rural Fire Protection District 500 Smith St. 541-995-6412 Email: admin@harrisburgfire.org www.harrisburgfire.org Fire Chief: Bart Griffith

Hoskins-Kings Valley Rural Fire Protection District 38101 Kings Valley Highway, Philomath 541-929-2111 Fire Chief: Adam Ryan Jefferson Rural Fire Protection District 189 N. Main St. 541-327-2822 Email: jeffersonfire@jeffersonfire.org www.jeffersonfire.org Fire Chief: Jon Zeilman Lebanon Fire District 1050 W. Oak St. 541-451-1901 http://lebanonfire.org Fire Chief: Gordon Sletmoe Monroe Rural Fire Protection District 680 Commercial St. 541-847-5170 Email: rsmith@monroefiredept.org www.monroefiredept.org Fire Chief: Rick Smith Philomath Fire and Rescue 1035 Main St. 541-360-0030 Email: webmail@philomathfire.com www.philomathfire.com Fire Chief: Thomas Miller Scio Rural Fire Protection District 38975 S.W. Sixth Ave. 503-394-3000 Email: chief@sciofire.org Fire Chief: Doug Branch Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District 1099 Long St. 541-367-5882 www.sweethomefire.org Fire Chief: David Barringer Tangent Rural Fire Protection District 32053 Birdfoot Drive 541-928-8722 Email: scasebolt@tangentfire.com www.tangentfire.com Fire Chief: Scott Casebolt 67


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The building that currently houses Willamette Community Church was originally constructed as Albany High School. -Photo by: Mark Ylen

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wide variety of faith communities can be found in Corvallis, Albany and surrounding communities. Among them are Baptists and Buddhists, Catholics and Christian Scientists, Mennonites and Mormons, Pentecostals and Presbyterians, as well as Jewish, Baha’i, Islamic, Orthodox and Unitarian Universalist fellowships to name just a few. Local churches offer a variety of worship service styles from the very traditional to more contemporary and also blended formats. They also provide diverse programs of religious instruction, fellowship and ministry geared to people of all ages. Ethnic congregations include Chinese, Korean and Hispanic. Several congregations share facilities. Others can be found meeting in schools, 68

a local Boys & Girls Club, a grange hall, a senior center, a small strip mall and even Corvallis’ Majestic Theatre. A handful of local churches date back more than 150 years including First Presbyterian, First United Methodist and First Baptist of Corvallis and First Baptist Church in Brownsville, the Willamette Presbyterian Church in Shedd and Mount Pleasant Community Church, east of Scio. Among the largest congregations in the two counties are Albany’s First Assembly of God, Jefferson Baptist Church and Calvary Chapel in Corvallis. Many faith communities cooperate in ministry together through such organizations as Stone Soup Kitchen, Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers, Albany Area and Benton County Habitat for Humanity, the

Pastoral Counseling Center, Albany Helping Hands homeless shelter, Love INC, Serve INC, Church of the Valley, Sweet Home Ecumenical Ministries and the Interfaith Community of Corvallis. Others support pregnancy counseling centers, programs for disabled and developmentally challenged adults, relief nurseries and various youth activities. More than 20 religious student organizations exist to meet the spiritual needs of students attending Oregon State University including Westminster House, Newman Center, Logos House and University Christian Center. A complete list of campus ministries, including advisers and contact phone numbers, is available by calling the OSU Student Activities Center at 541-737-2101. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


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Oregon State’s Christopher Clancy turns onto Jefferson while leading his race during an event on campus in March 2017. -Photo by: Mark Ylen OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

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ne of the best things about living in the mid-Willamette Valley is the abundance of outdoor resources in every direction - the Pacific Ocean and beaches to the west, the Cascade Mountains to the east and the beautiful valley floor in between. Those who like to “go outside and play” will find more than enough to keep them happy as the following list of activities and outdoor venues will show.

Boating Boating is a popular activity in the midWillamette Valley and across Oregon. For information on everything from registration requirements to water levels to navigation hazards and more, check out the online resources available at http://www. oregon.gov/osmb/pages/index.aspx or at www.boatescape.com. Below is a list of the boat ramps providing access to rivers and lakes in Linn and Benton counties, followed by a list of popular canoe, kayak and whitewater rafting sites throughout the state.

RIVER ACCESS Alsea River: Campbell Park, Mill Creek Park, Missouri Bend Recreational Site, Salmonberry Park North Santiam River: Santiam Rest Area, Jefferson Ramp, Green Bridge, Buell Miller, Lyons-Mehama, John Neal Memorial Park, Fisherman’s Bend Recreation Site, Seventh Street, Packsaddle Park South Santiam River: Santiam Marine Park, Waterloo Park, Northside Lebanon Dam, Wiley Park. Willamette River: Harrisburg, Ingram Island Road, McCartney Boat Ramp (Peoria), Peoria, Crystal Lake Road (Corvallis), Corvallis, Hyak Park, Bryant Park, Bowman Park, Takena Landing, Buena Vista County Park, Corvallis Ramp, Willamette Park

LAKE ACCESS Detroit Lake: Detroit Lake State Park, Kane’s Marina, Detroit Lake Marina Foster Reservoir: Sunnyside Campground, Gedney Creek, Calkin’s Boat Ramp Green Peter Reservoir: Sunnyside Park, 70

Thistle Creek Boat Ramp, Whitcomb Creek Park

CANOE TRIPS Alsea River: Salmonberry to the Pacific Ocean (two days) Calapooia River: Brownsville to Albany (one day) Grande Ronde River: Elgin to Troy (three days) John Day River: Service Creek to the Columbia River (several days) Luckiamute River: Helmick Park to the Willamette River (one day) Marys River: Wren to Corvallis (one day) Willamette River: Harrisburg to Corvallis (one day) New River: Boise-Cope County Park at Floras Lake to Fourmile Creek Upper Klamath Canoe Trail: Rock Point to Pelican Bay Warner Wetlands: Channel between Turpin and Campbell lakes Siuslaw River: Whittaker Creek Recreation Area to Swisshome

WHITEWATER RAFTING/ KAYAKING (Class IV: Expert; Class III: Intermediate; Class II: Novice) McKenzie River: Olallie to Ben & Kay Dorris Park (Class III) Deschutes River: Salmonberry to the Pacific Ocean (Class IV) Rogue River: Galice to Agness (Class IV) North Santiam River: Gates to Mehama (Class III) North Umpqua River: Boulder Creek to Steamboat (Class IV) Owyhee River: Rome to Owyhee Reservoir (Class IV) Illinois River: Kerby to Oak Flats (Class IV) Clackamas River: McIver State Park to Barton County Park (Class III-IV) Nehalem River: Spruce Run Recreation Site to Nehalem Falls (Class III-IV) Grande Ronde River: Minam State Park to Troy (Class II) Klamath River: Boyle Power Plant to Topsy Grade Road (Class IV) Snake River: Hells Canyon Dam to Pittsburg Landing * Permit required (Class IV)

Biking Cycling maps are available at local bike shops. A free color map of Corvallis Area Bikeways & Benton County Bicycling Guide is available at Corvallis City Hall, local bike shops, the Corvallis Environmental Center and Oregon State University.

ROAD CYCLING EASY DOES IT: Corvallis-Philomath bike path: Starts at Circle Boulevard/Oregon Highway 99W and ends in Philomath, minimal elevation gain. Follows Willamette and Marys rivers and includes Pioneer and Starker parks (10 miles). Campus Way-Bald Hill Park (Midge Cramer Path): Starts at Campus Way/35th Street and ends at either the Bald Hill Park entrance on Oak Creek Road or Reservoir Road, minimal elevation gain. This includes the relocated Irish Bend Covered Bridge. Parking available at Benton County Fairgrounds (two miles). Peoria Road: From Corvallis, go east on Oregon Highway 34, then out and back on Peoria Road, minimal elevation gain. All seasons, moderate vehicle traffic. For variety, return via White Oak Road. (20 miles round trip) Boston Mill: Extensive network of wellpaved and pancake-flat (though sometimes windblown) roads through grass fields of Linn County. Ride begins at the Brownsville Pioneer Park, continue straight on Linn West Road, various routes. (Variable length; whole loop, 29 miles)

MODERATE RIDES: Linn County Covered Bridge Tour: A network of back roads through Jefferson, Scio and Crabtree that features numerous covered bridges. (Varying lengths) Buena Vista Ferry Ride: From Albany or Corvallis to Independence, take Independence Road north off U.S. Highway 20; north of Adair Village, signs will point east toward Buena Vista. Ride can be done as a loop through Independence. Total ascent of 400 feet. (40 miles round trip) Corvallis to the Sea Trail: A bicycle, equestrian and hiker trail connecting the Willamette Valley to the coast. Information: www.C2CTrail.org. (60 miles) OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS Decker Road: Starts and ends at the intersection of Bellfountain Road and Chapel Drive in Philomath. Going clockwise, head south on Bellfountain, taking a right turn on Decker, just south of Inavale School. It’s a steady grind on Decker followed by a fast descent. Continue on Decker to Oregon Highway 34. Turn right, continuing to Grange Hall Road, left on 13th Street, right on Chapel to Bellfountain. (32-mile loop) Soap Creek: A loop with varied terrain, the ride can start at Crescent Valley High School in Corvallis. Go north on Highland Drive, left on Lewisburg Avenue and tackle a steep climb up Sulphur Springs Road, continuing north to Adair Village. Can return on Oregon Highway 99W or cross 99W and come back on rural back roads. Steep challenging climbs, rough roads. (five miles) Green Valley Loop: From Corvallis travel east on Highway 34, continue south on Peoria Road, cross Highway 99W at Tangent and continue through towards Shedd. Cross Highway 99E at Shedd and head north on Green Valley Road. Head back west on Tangent Road and then north on Peoria Road until you return to Highway 34. Low traffic paved farm roads. (31 miles)

A REAL WORKOUT: Marys Peak Climb: From Corvallis, take Oregon Highway 34 west to the Marys Peak turnoff, 3,500-foot elevation gain. (50 miles round trip) Alsea Falls Tour: From Corvallis, take Bellfountain Road south to Alpine and follow the signs west to the falls. Return through Alsea and back to Corvallis on Oregon Highway 34. (60 miles round trip) Kings Valley Scenic Ride: From Corvallis through Philomath to Kings Valley and Monmouth and back to Corvallis, rolling hills with moderate elevation gain on Kings Valley Highway. Main roads include Highway 99W, Independence Highway, and Highways 223 and 20. Challenging hills. Scenic byway ride includes Airlie Winery. (87 miles) Corvallis to Brownsville: This somewhat flat river view route showcases the rural Willamette Valley. Head out of Corvallis on Hwy 34 towards Peoria Road, head out on Highway 99E toward I-5, cross over I-5 and turn left on Highway 228 heading into OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Brownsville. Loop around various routes and then head back across I-5 back towards Peoria road and Tangent. Light to moderate traffic, all seasons, wildlife viewing. Baker Creek Loop: Access trail at Oak Creek gate northwest of Corvallis, physically and technically challenging with tricky descents. Beautiful routes through old growth forest. (Eight miles) McCulloch Peak Loop: This endurance building loop begins at the 700 road gate on Sulphur Springs road by taking Hwy 99W from Corvallis to Lewisburg. Physically challenging but technically easy. (Five miles)

CORVALLIS

Mountain Biking

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EASY DOES IT: William Davies/Lewisburg Saddle Loop: A loop ride through old-growth forest, new tree stands and clear-cuts in McDonald Forest. Park at the Lewisburg Saddle on Sulphur Springs Road and follow the trail on the east side of the road; take the lower fork. (Two miles)

MODERATE RIDES: McDonald Forest, north of Corvallis: The OSU Research Forest contains miles of logging roads, most suitable for weekend warriors. Be aware of hikers, equestrians and logging trucks. Multiple trailheads. Two of the tougher climbs include McCulloch Peak (see below) and Dimple Hill. Bald Hill Climb: Park at Bald Hill Park entrance off Oak Creek Road and take the old logging road up Bald Hill at the shelter. Short, but strenuous. (Less than one mile)

A REAL WORKOUT: McCulloch Peak in McDonald Forest: Start from Oak Creek entrance to McDonald Forest. The ultimate challenge for fattire enthusiasts, this ride takes cyclists to the top of the second highest peak in the central Coast Range, half-day ride. (10 miles round trip)

Disc Golf ALBANY Bryant Park: 801 Bryant Way S.W. Timber-Linn Park: 900 Price Rd. S.E. Takena Landing, 600 Hwy. 20 N.W.

Adair Park: Off Royals Avenue in Adair Village Willamette Park: End of Goodnight Avenue in southeast Corvallis

INDEPENDENCE Riverview Park: 1st tee on corner of Main St. and C St.

LEBANON Camp Tadmor: 43943 McDowell Creek Drive (private course; reservations required by calling 541-451-4270)

Philomath Middle School: 2021 Chapel Dr., 541-929-3167 Marys River Park, 300 S. 11th St.

Fishing & Hunting The days when fishing season had a single opening day and closing day are over. Oregon is blessed with hundreds of abundant lakes, rivers, streams and an ocean with a wide variety of fish, but the regulations and restrictions vary widely. Anglers should consult the annual booklet produced by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife for seasons and regulations. The 2016 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations are posted on the ODFW website at www.dfw. state.or.us/resources/fishing/. The weekly fishing report is online at www.dfw.state. or.us/RR/index.asp. Oregon has dozens of hunting areas, including all state and federal areas. Information on hunting, including rules, regulations and boundaries may be obtained from any Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife office (listed below).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE OFFICES Headquarters: 503-947-6000 West Region Office: 541-440-3353 East Region: 541-963-2138

POPULAR MID-VALLEY FISHING SITES Salmon/steelhead: Alsea, Siletz, Santi71


BUSINESS DIRECTORY ADULT FOSTER CARE A Peace of Mind 610 SE 29th Ave., Albany ......................... (541) 928-5646 www.apeaceofmindafh.com See our ad on page 9

AIRPORT Eugene Airport 28855 Lockheed Drive, Eugene ............ (541) 682-5430 www.flyEug.com See our ad on back page

ASSISTED LIVING Quail Run at Mennonite Village 2525 47th Ave. SE, Albany ....................... (541) 928-1122 www.mennonitevillage.org See our ad on page 47 Timberhill Place 989 NW Spruce Ave., Corvallis ............ (541) 753-1488 www.timberhillplace.com See our ad on page 11

BOOK STORES The Book Bin 215 SW 4th St., Corvallis ....................... (541) 752-0040 www.bookbin.com See our ad on page 12

CARPET CLEANING Blue Star Carpet Cleaning 736 SW Queen Ave., Albany ................... (541) 936-2924 www.bluestarcarpetcleaning.com See our ad on page 9

COUNSELING Benton County Health Dept 530 NW 27th St., Corvallis ..................... (541) 766-6835 www.co.benton.or.us/health See our ad on page 11 Samaritan Mental Health 1052 SW 29th St. Albany ....................... (541) 812-5060 Samaritan Mental Health Family Center .......................................... (541) 768-4620 3517 NW Samaritan Drive Ste. 101 Corvallis Samaritan Mental Health 3509 NW Samaritan Dr. Corvallis ......... (541) 768-5235

EDUCATION Linn Benton Community College 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany ............. (541) 917-4811 www.linnbenton.edu See our ad on page 15

SamFit Lebanon 35 Mullins Dr., Suite 3, Lebanon............ (541) 451-6990 www.samfit.org.com See our listing on page 29 Timberhill Tennis 2775 NW 29th St., Corvallis ..................... (541) 753-1043 www.TimberhillTennis.com See our ad on page 11

GOVERNMENT BENTON COUNTY Benton County Board of Commissioners P.O. Box 3020, Corvallis ......................... (541) 766-6800 http://www.co.benton.or.us/boc.php Benton County Community Development Community Wildfire Protection Plan 360 SW Avery Ave., Corvallis ................ (541) 766-6800 www.co.benton.or.us/cd/cwpp/ Benton Soil & Water Conservation District 456 SW Monroe, Suite 110, Corvallis .. (541) 753-7208 www.benton-swcd.org

Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital 525 N Santiam Hwy, Lebanon .............. (541) 258-2101 ALBANY Samaritan Heartspring Wellness Center, Albany 1700 Geary St SE, ................................... (541) 812-5656 Albany Internal Medicine Group 1086 Seventh Ave SW, ........................... (541) 967-4249 Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology 705 Elm St SW, Suite 200, ...................... (541) 812-4850 Calapooia Family Medicine 1100 Seventh Ave SW, ........................... (541) 812-4980 Elm Street Pharmacy 1010 7th Ave. SW, ................................... (541) 812-5070 Geary Street Pharmacy 1700 Geary St. SE, .................................. (541) 812-5544

Benton County Health Dept 530 NW 27th St., Corvallis . .................... (541) 766-6835 www.bentonlinnhealthcenters.org See our ad on page 11

Mid-Valley Children’s Clinic 734 Elm St SW, ........................................ (541) 812-5111

Alsea Rural Health Care 435 E. Alder St., Alsea ............................ (541) 487-7116 www.bentonlinnhealthcenters.org East Linn Health Center 100 Mullins Drive, Suite A-1, Lebanon (541) 451-6920 www.bentonlinnhealthcenters.org

Samaritan Evergreen Hospice 4600 Evergreen Place SE, ..................... (541) 812-4662 Samaritan Family Medicine, Geary Street 1700 Geary St SE Ste 200 ...................... (541) 812-5570 Samaritan Family Medicine, North Albany 400 NW Hickory St., Suite 302, ............. (541) 812-5700

Lincoln Health Center 121 SE Viewmont Ave., Corvallis ......... (541) 766-3546 www.bentonlinnhealthcenters.org

Samaritan Medical Supplies 920 29th Ave SW Albany ....................... (541) 812-5460

Monroe Health Center 610 Dragon Drive Monroe ..................... (541) 847-5143 www.bentonlinnhealthcenters.org

Samaritan Mental Health 1052 SW 29th St, ..................................... (541) 812-5060

Sweet Home Health Center 799 Long St., Sweet Home .................... (541) 367-3888 www.bentonlinnhealthcenters.org Linn County Public Health 315 4th Ave SW, Albany ........................ (541) 967-3888 www.co.linn.or.us/health/public_health/ph.htm See our ad on page

SamFit Albany 380 Hickory St. NW, Albany .................... (541) 812-3300 www.samfit.org.com

PROULX – DUNFORD ............................. (541) 914-6263 Medicare/Health/Life Becky Lippmann Email: beclippann@yahoo.com

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Samaritan Albany General Hospital 1046 Sixth Ave SW, Albany ................... (541) 812-4000

HEALTH

FITNESS

SamFit Corvallis 777 NW 9th St., Suite 310, Corvallis...... (541) 768-5850 www.samfit.org.com See our listing on page 29

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center 3600 NW Samaritan Drive, Corvallis ... (541) 768-5111

Samaritan Health Services www.samhealth.org See our ad on page 2

Open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Samaritan Occupational Medicine 2615 Willetta St SW, Suite C-2, ............ (541) 812-5600 Samaritan Urgent Care, Geary Street 1700 Geary St SE, ................................... (541) 812-5500 Samaritan Urgent Care, North Albany 400 NW Hickory St, Suite 303, .............. (541) 812-5275 BROWNSVILLE Samaritan Family Medicine, Brownsville 157 Spaulding Ave, ................................. (541) 451-6940 CORVALLIS Samaritan Heartspring Wellness Center 990 NW Circle Blvd, Suite 201, ............. (541) 768-6412

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Samaritan Family Medicine Resident Clinic 425 N. Santiam Hwy, .............................. (541) 451-6960

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SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call 541-812-6115 or go to democratherald.com/SubscribeNow gazettetimes.com/SubscribeNow Samaritan Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery Institute 3517 NW Samaritan Drive, Suite 100, ................................................. (541) 768-4280 Samaritan Family Medicine, Resident Clinic 3517 NW Samaritan Drive, .................... (541) 768-5142 Samaritan Family Medicine, Southwest 5234 SW Philomath Blvd. Corvallis ................................................... (541) 768-7300 Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute 3600 NW Samaritan Drive, .................... (541) 768-4880 toll free ....................................................... 877-474-7484 Samaritan Infectious Disease and International Travel Clinic 3640 NW Samaritan Drive, Suite 210, .. (541) 768-5810 Samaritan Internal Medicine 3521 NW Samaritan Drive, Suite 201, .. (541) 768-5140 Samaritan Medical Supplies 946 NW Circle Blvd, ............................... (541) 768-7500 845 SW 30th St., Suite 200 ..................... (541) 768-7702 Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Samaritan Mental Health Family Center 3517 NW Samaritan Drive, Suite 101 .. (541) 768-4620 Samaritan Occupational Medicine 5234 SW Philomath Blvd, Suite B ........ (541) 768-6211 Samaritan Pediatrics 777 NW Ninth St. Suite 320, .................. (541) 768-4900 Samaritan Pharmacy 3521 NW Samaritan Drive, Suite 202, ................................................. (541) 768-5225

Samaritan Lebanon Health Center 675 N. 5th Street OB/GYN .................................................... Pediatrics ................................................ Orthopedics ............................................. Surgical Associates ...............................

(541) 451-7250 (541) 451-7820 (541) 451-7540 (541) 451-6412

Samaritan Medical Supplies 675 N. 5th St ............................................ (541) 451-6364 Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Samaritan Occupational Medicine 100 Mullins Dr., Suite B-2, ..................... (541) 812-5600 Samaritan Pharmacy 675 N. 5th St. ........................................... (541) 451-7119 Samaritan Urgent Care 35 Mullins Drive, Suite 2, ....................... (541) 451-7915 SWEET HOME Sweet Home Family Medicine 679 Main St, ............................................. (541) 451-6250

LIQUOR STORES Cork & Bottle Shoppe 1236 Pacific Blvd SE, Albany .................. (541) 754-0769 1875 NW 9th St., Corvallis ....................... (541) 754-0769 www.oregonliquor.com See our ad son pages 9 and 11

MORTGAGE Academy Mortgage – Meagan Harsen Senior Loan Officer 317 1st Ave NW Ste 303, Albany (541) 619-8096 2851 NW 9th St., Ste A, Corvallis ........... (541) 619-8096 www.meagan.harsen@academymortgage.com See our ad on page 9 and 12

MUSEUM Benton County Historical Museum 1101 Main St., Philomath......................... (541) 929-6230 www.bentoncountymuseum.org See our ad on page 12

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Albany Property Management 919 SW Elm St., Albany ........................... (541) 981-8427 www.albanypm.com See our ad on page 9

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Sweet Home Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 646 Holley Rd, .......................................... (541) 451-6272

Albany Sport & Spine 617 NW Hickory St. #160, Albany........... (541) 928-1411 www.albanysportspt.com/ See our ad on page 27

The Corvallis Clinic www.corvallisclinic.com See our ads on pages 30

Corvallis Sport & Spine 2635 NW Rolling Green Dr, Corvallis .... (541) 752-0545 www.csspt.com/ See our ad on page 27

ALBANY The Corvallis Clinic at North Albany Village 601 Hickory St. NW ................................. (541) 926-3441 The Corvallis Clinic at Waverly Drive Albany 1705 Waverly Drive SE ........................... (541) 967-8221 The Corvallis Clinic – QuickCare - Albany 1815 14th Avenue SE............................... (541) 754-1369

RADIO STATIONS KGAL 1580 AM .......................................... (541) 926-8683 www.kgal.com KSHO 94.1 FM ........................................... (541) 926-8683 KSHO 920 AM............................................ (541) 926-8683 www.ksho.net

CORVALLIS The Corvallis Clinic - Asbury Building 3680 NW Samaritan Drive....................... (541) 754-1150

Willamette Valley Sports ....................... (541) 926-8683 www.willamettevalleysports.com See our ad on page 23

The Corvallis Clinic at Walnut Boulevard 2350 NW Century Dr, Suite 100 .............. (541) 754-1265

Town and Country Realty ...................... (541) 757-1781 455 NW Tyler Ave., Corvallis www.tncrealty.com See our ad on page 17

The Corvallis Clinic – Aumann Building 444 NW Elks Drive .................................... (541) 754-1150

REAL ESTATE

RESTAURANTS & PUBS

Samaritan Pastega Regional Cancer Center 501 NW Elks Drive, ................................. (541) 768-5220

The Corvallis Clinic – Immediate Care Center 3680 NW Samaritan Drive....................... (541) 754-1282

Samaritan Urgent Care 5234 SW Philomath Blvd, ...................... (541) 768-4970

The Corvallis Clinic – QuickCare - Corvallis 2001 NW Monroe, Ste 104 ...................... (541) 754-1369

LEBANON Main Street Family Medicine 191 N Main St, ......................................... (541) 451-7940

PHILOMATH The Corvallis Clinic – Philomath Family Medicine 1219 Applegate St. ................................... (541) 929-2922

Mennonite Village 5353 Columbus St. SE, Albany ................ (541) 928-7232 www.mennonitevillage.org See our ad on page 47

Mid-Valley Medical Plaza 425 N Santiam Hwy, ............................... (541) 451-7800

HOTEL

VISITOR ASSOCIATION

Best Western Plus Prairie Inn 1100 Price Rd., SE, Albany ...................... (541) 928-5050 www.albanybestwestern.com

Albany Visitor’s Association 110 SE 3rd Ave., Albany ......................... (541) 928-0911 www.albanyvisitors.com See our ad on page 8

Park Street Clinic 325 Park St, .............................................. (541) 451-7200

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Woodstocks Pizza 1045 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis ............ (541) 752-4141 www.woodstocks.com See our ad on page 12

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ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS am, Willamette, McKenzie, Rogue, Clackamas and Deschutes rivers Trout: Willamette, McKenzie, Deschutes, Crooked, North Umpqua, Alsea, Siletz and Luckiamute rivers and Lobster Creek Bass: Calapooia, Umpqua and John Day rivers Lakes: Foster, Henry Hagg Lake, Waverly, Freeway lakes, E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area: 29555 Camp Adair Rd., Monmouth; 541-745-5334 Alsea Hatchery: 29050 Fish Hatchery Rd., Alsea; 541-487-7240 Willamette Hatchery: 76389 Fish Hatchery Rd., Oakridge; 541- 782-2933

Golf PUBLIC COURSES Trysting Tree Golf Club 34028 N.E. Electric Rd., Corvallis 541-752-3332 Holes: 18 Golf City Par Three 2115 N.E. Hwy. 20, Corvallis 541-753-6213 Holes: 9 The Golf Club of Oregon 905 Springhill Dr. N.W., Albany 541-928-8338 Holes: 18 Pineway Golf Course 30949 Pineway Rd., Lebanon 541-258-8919 Holes: 9 Diamond Woods Golf Course 96040 Territorial Rd., Monroe 541-998-9707 Holes: 18 Mallard Creek Golf Course 31958 Bellinger Scale Rd., Lebanon 541-259-4653 Holes: 18

SEMI-PRIVATE COURSES Albany Golf & Event Center / Spring Hill Golf Club 155 Country Club Ln. N.W., Albany 541-926-6059 Holes: 18 74

PRIVATE COURSES Corvallis Country Club 1850 S.W. Whiteside Dr., Corvallis 541-752-3471 Holes: 18

Hiking Residents will discover anything from an easy one-hour stroll to a demanding fivehour hike in the mid-Willamette Valley. “Corvallis Trails: Exploring the Heart of the Valley,” written by local outdoors enthusiast Margie Powell, describes 58 trails within an hour of Corvallis, including city and county parks, McDonald Forest, Mary’s Peak, wildlife refuges and more is available at area bookstores and sporting goods stores. Another resource is the website www.localhikes.com, where hiking enthusiasts in various communities around the nation file reports on area hikes. Under the heading for Corvallis, there are descriptions of nearly 100 hikes in the Albany/Corvallis/ Philomath region provided by local hiking enthusiasts.

MID-VALLEY TRAILS EASY DOES IT: Woodpecker Loop Trail: One of the nicest easy walks is in the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge. Travel south from Corvallis on Oregon Highway 99W about nine miles to Finley Road. Follow the signs into the refuge and stop at the information kiosk for directions to the trail. This is a 1.2-mile loop with little elevation gain and an easy grade. A hillside platform gives an excellent view of the refuge and the Willamette Valley, and is an excellent place for a picnic. You also might see woodpeckers, pheasants, hawks, Canada geese, deer and elk. (This trail is closed to bicycles and horses.) Gordon Lakes Trail: Another delightful hike, just east of Sweet Home on the Willamette National Forest. Pack a fly rod and float tube to fish for native cutthroat trout in the two lakes, which are nestled in an old-growth Douglas fir forest. To get there, drive east on U.S. Highway 20 past the sign for the Willamette National Forest, and turn right on Forest Service Road 2044, just past Upper Soda. At about four miles,

turn right on Forest Service Road 230 and drive to the end of the road. Takena Landing Park: A convenient hike for Albany residents, this flat, looped trail takes you alongside the Willamette River through trees and blackberry bushes for an approximately four-mile round trip. The entrance to the park is on the river side of Highway 20, just west of the Lyons Street overpass. OSU Covered Bridge: Year-round hike that takes you through OSU research fields on a well paved path. Livestock such as sheep and cows can be viewed from path. Covered bridge is located halfway through the hike. Access from the trailhead on 35th Street on OSU campus or at the Benton Fairgrounds on 53rd Street. (1 mile)

MODERATE EXERTION: Dan’s Trail: For those who want a more invigorating walk in the OSU College of Forestry’s McDonald-Dunn Research Forest, this is perhaps the best trail in the area (three miles one way, 1,050-foot elevation gain). Open to bicycles and horses, the trail winds through a beautiful Douglas fir forest and leads to the top of Dimple Hill. From there you have a wonderful view of Corvallis and the southern Willamette Valley. To get to McDonald Research Forest, head north on Highland Drive from Walnut Boulevard and turn left onto Lester Avenue at the city park sign, and park in the Chip Ross Park parking lot. From there follow the trail along the south side of IV Hill to the west side of the park, where the trail enters McDonald Forest. Kings Boulevard Power Lines/Water Tower Trail: A popular trail through the hills of Northwest Corvallis has traditionally started at the intersection of Kings Boulevard and Walnut Boulevard. A two-mile path goes back and forth along the power line up to Chip Ross Park. Hikers can go twice as far to trek a four-mile loop that takes you from Walnut to Lester Avenue, then on Mc-Dougal to Bonney to 13th Street, which dead ends at the water tower. The first one climbs 400 feet; the second 190 feet. Parking is available at the Timberhill Shopping Center. Trail of Ten Falls Loop: A stunning 8.7mile trail that passes 10 waterfalls ranging from 27 to 179 feet tall. Several shorter trails are available, including the popular South OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS Falls near the trailhead. The trail takes hikers behind the Upper South Falls and Lower South Falls. It is relatively flat through the canyon but has a steep grade down to each set of falls. To get there, take Interstate 5 north to Exit 253, then head east on Oregon Highway 22, about five miles to Oregon Highway 214 (Silver Falls Highway), and follow it straight to the park. Iron Mountain Trail: A 1.6-mile trail with about 1,300 feet elevation climb to an abandoned lookout perched on a rock outcropping. It’s an interpretive trail known for its wildflowers in the spring. To get there, take Highway 20 east of Sweet Home to the junction of Forest Service Road 15. Just past that highway is the parking area on the left for the trail. OSU to Bald Hill: Starting off at the 53rd Street trailhead head on the path until you reach a tjunction that will take you on several dirt paths. Switchback trails and various routes lead you up Bald Hill. Great view of the OSU campus and Corvallis, yearround 3-4 hour hike with 500 foot elevation change. Dogs and horses allowed.

A REAL WORKOUT: Marys Peak North Ridge Trail: Of all the trails in this area, this one in the Siuslaw National Forest offers the greatest elevation gain (2,300 feet) and longest distance (five miles one way). It passes through magnificent native, old-growth Douglas fir and noble fir forests and leads to the top of Marys Peak, the highest point in the Coast Range. From there you have a spectacular panorama from the Cascades to the Pacific Ocean. To get there, drive west from Philomath 1.7 miles on U.S. Highway 20 to where Woods Creek Road turns off to the left. Continue on this road 7.5 miles to the parking area at a gate blocking the road. The trail starts a few feet beyond the gate on the right. McCullough Peak Trail: Only minutes from Corvallis, this McDonald Forest trail takes hikers, mountain bikes and horseback riders to the second-highest point in the central Coast Range. Park at the Oak Creek entrance on the south end of the forest and walk north about a mile until the road forks at a billboard. Take the left fork, which heads west toward the peak. You’ll pass several potential turnoffs, including the popular Extendo Trail on the left. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

At each fork in the road, take the steepest route. Though the climb is arduous, there are two cooling level areas in fir forests. Finally, the road ends at the peak, where there are expansive views of the entire southern Willamette Valley. Corvallis to the Coast: A strenuous 66mile multiday hike that loops on back roads and single trails until you reach Newport. Trailhead begins at Dimple Hill parking lot on Oak Creek Road. Summer and Fall hike.

TRAIL FEES Hikers should remember that a Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at certain trailheads or other facilities in national forests in the Northwest. The passes cost $5 per vehicle per day, with annual passes available for $30. Valid at most national forest recreation fee sites in Oregon and Washington, they are sold at Forest Service offices, many retail outlets, via the Internet or by calling 800-2707504. You can also call the toll-free number for more information or see http://www. fs.usda.gov/detail/r6/passes-permits/recr eation/?cid=fsbdev2_027010. The fees are a demonstration program authorized by Congress and help finance recreation programs on the forests where they are collected. In addition to sites in the Siuslaw and Willamette national forests, where fees are required, Marys Peak, Drift Creek Trail, Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Sand Lake Recreation Complex, Sutton Recreation Complex and Hebo Lake Campground on the Siuslaw National Forest also require passes; and for parking at or within a quartermile of most trailheads on the Willamette National Forest. The Willamette also requires the passes at some boat landings and the Echo picnic area. The Oregon Pacific Coast Passport, a separate permit system, continues for entrance, day use and parking fees at both state and federal sites along U.S. Highway 101 from Astoria to Brookings. It costs $35 for an annual passport or $10 for one valid for five consecutive days. They can be purchased at various sites, including the Siuslaw National Forest headquarters in Corvallis, or via the State Park Information Center at 800-551-6949. The pass is also honored at numerous areas that

require a Northwest Forest Pass, including Marys Peak and Cape Perpetua.

Horseback Riding LESSONS/RENTALS Inavale Farm 31798 Horse Farm Ln., Philomath 541-929-5706 www.inavalefarm.com Lessons: Private; Semi-Private; Group Rentals: None Brawley Farms 4556 Winter Creek Rd. S.E., Jefferson 503-932-9298 www.brawleyfarms.com Lessons: Private Rentals: None Harmony Training Center 4500 S.W. Nash Ave., Corvallis 541-752-0302 www.harmonytrainingcenter.com Email: HTrainingCenter@aim.com Lessons: Group Rentals: None Riverbottom Stables 28970 Hwy. 34, Corvallis 541-752-2882 www.riverbottomstables.com Lessons: Private or group Rentals: None Roddy Ranch 33281 Dever-Conner Rd. N.E., Albany 541-926-9987 www.roddyranchevents.com Lessons: Private Rentals: None

Parks ALBANY Albany Parks and Recreation 333 Broadalbin St. S.W. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm 541-917-7777 www.cityofalbany.net The Albany Parks and Recreation Department sponsors several sports programs for both adults and youths that want to stay active throughout the year. A description of children’s programs can be found under 75


ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS “Especially for Kids” in this book. Adult programs include basketball, football, softball and volleyball. Golf and tennis lessons are available May through September. Details about renting picnic shelters and areas within the Albany park system are available in the Parks section of the city’s website, as are maps to help residents find the following park sites. Albany Skate Park: 1375 Sixth Ave. S.E. Located on Sixth Avenue between Pine and Sherman streets, this concrete park provides a place for skateboarders to hone their skills. Bowman Park: 300 Geary St. N.E. This 26-acre park can be found at the end of Geary Street N.E. on the Willamette River and is connected to Simpson Park via a walking/running/bike path. It offers barbecue grills, a picnic shelter, a boat ramp and fishing. Bryant Park: 801 Bryant Way S.W. This 72-acre park offers four barbecue stands and 80 picnic tables to accommodate 150 people. The site has a basketball court, horseshoe pit, fishing, play equipment, bike paths, a tennis court, a softball field and a new disc golf course. Burkhart Park: 550 Burkhart St. S.E. A two-acre park with a basketball court, barbecue grills, a horseshoe pit and softball field. Deerfield Park: 2627 Del Rio Ave. S.E. This 12-acre park has a softball field, basketball court, bike path and barbecue grills. Doug Killen Friendship Park: 4990 Deer Run St. S.W. This neighborhood park takes up nearly two acres and features a playground area, walking path, picnic facilities and two basketball courts (one adult/one junior). Draper Park: 756 29th Ave. S.E. This fiveacre park includes basketball courts, softball fields, play equipment and BBQ grills. Eads Park: Corner of Alco Street and Linn Avenue. This one-acre park offers play equipment. Eleanor Hackleman Park: 654 Pine St. S.E. This two-acre neighborhood park has a shelter that can accommodate up to 80 people. It includes barbecue grills, a basketball court, a volleyball court and a softball field. Gibson Hill Park: 2880 Gibson Hill Road N.W. This park includes seven acres and has a basketball court, bike paths, play 76

equipment, a volleyball court and barbecue grills. Grand Prairie Park: 2530 Grand Prairie Rd. S.E. The 10-acre community park with a picnic shelter that accommodates 150 people. There’s also a basketball court, bike paths, barbecue grills, fishing, a disc golf course and softball field. Hazelwood Park: 1999 Queen Ave. S.W. This three-acre park offers beautiful trees and picnic tables. Henderson Park: 833 Calapooia St. S.W. This one-acre park offers basketball and tennis courts along with BBQ grills, play equipment and river access. Lehigh Park: 3100 17th Ave. S.E. These five acres contain a basketball court, softball field and barbecue grills. Lexington Park: 3000 21st St. S.E. This park offers lots of new, modern play equipment. Monteith Riverpark: 489 Water Ave. N.W. This six-acre park offers a shelter for 75 people, plus a dock and viewpoints overlooking the Willamette River. Includes a horseshoe pit, fishing, bike paths and barbecue grills. Periwinkle Park: 2298 21st St. S.E. The seven acre park offers barbecue grills, trail access, a bike path and play equipment. Pineway Park: 1592 Moraga Ave. S.E. A two-acre park with basketball courts and BBQ grills. Simpson Park: 778 Waverly Dr. N.E. Located along the Willamette River, the former Simpson Mill property includes a 1.3-mile bark dust nature trail between the river and old log ponds. A pathway connects the 168-acre park to Waverly Park to the south while a running/walking/bike path leads to Bowman Park to the west. Other activities include fishing and a disc golf course. Sunrise Park: 2275 Thurston St. S.E. The three acre park features play equipment, barbecue grills and a softball field. Swanson Park: 712 Jackson St. S.E. This three acre park offers restrooms, play equipment, basketball courts, a softball field, barbecue grills and the COOL! Pool, which is open in the summer. Takena Park: 1101 Lawnridge St. S.W. This three-acre park can accommodate 50 people in its shelter, with a softball field and barbecue grills. Takena Landing Park: 600 Hwy. 20 N.W.

This 133-acre park features bbq grills, bike path, boat ramp, disc golf, fishing, river, picnic tables, restrooms and trail. Teloh Calapooia Park: 5950 Looney Ln. S.W. This 12-acre park offers barbecue grills, picnic tables, play equipment and walking trails. Timber-Linn Memorial Park: 900 Price Road S.E. The 90-acre park can accommodate up to 100 people per shelter, 200 if both shelters are used. Other features include a basketball court, bike paths, a disc golf course, fishing, horseshoe pits, a softball field and barbecue grills. Waverly Park: 3154 Pacific Blvd. S.E. This 20 acre park is located at the gateway into Albany from Interstate 5 and features a man-made lake, walking and bike paths, and paddle rentals.

CORVALLIS Corvallis Parks and Recreation 1310 S.W. Avery Park Dr 541-766-6918 www.corvallisoregon.gov (Click on “Parks & Recreation” under “Departments”) The Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department provides more than 2,000 acres in parks, trails, open space and beautification areas and offers a host of recreational programs for all ages. Programs for children and teens are listed in the “Especially for Kids” section of this book. Adults can join city league teams to play basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, softball and ultimate disc. Among the parks listed below, dogs are permitted off-leash in portions of Willamette Park, Woodland Meadow Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Chip Ross Park and Bald Hill Park. At the Crystal Lake Sports Fields, dogs can be off-leash on the non-improved turf areas from March-November and throughout the rest of the park — except the parking area and boat ramp — the rest of the year. Picnic shelters in Avery Park, Starker Arts Pavilion, Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Willamette Park may be reserved up to a year and a half in advance for use between April 1 and October 31. City park hours are 6am-10pm daily. Alan B. Berg Park: 33900 Roche Ln. This undeveloped park land does not have a formal parking area. Foot access is just east of the Van Buren Bridge. The area is OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS undeveloped and features riparian, wetland and we prairie habitats. During the winter, this area is often flooded so use caution. Arnold Park: Located at the intersection of Harrison Boulevard. and Merrie Drive, this 3.7 acre park offers an open turf area with picnic tables, benches and a play area. Avery Park: 1310 S.W. Avery Park Drive. Located at Southwest 15th Street and Avery Park Drive. This 75-acre park with handicap accessibility offers ball fields, horseshoe pits, playgrounds, picnic areas, a play area among “dinosaur bones,” a rose garden and an antique locomotive. Bald Hill Park: Access is available on 53rd Street at the Benton County Fairgrounds to this 284-acre natural area, with a restored barn and hiking trails up to a panoramic view of the Corvallis area. Brandis Park: Visitors can walk trails through a Douglas fir grove in this 10-acre park at the dead end of N. Snowberrry Place. Bruce Starker Arts Park: 4485 SW Country Club Drive. A grassy amphitheater, reflecting pond, fountain, community garden, bike paths and play areas are features of this park at Southwest Country Club Drive and Southwest 45th Street. Central Park: 650 N.W. Monroe. Located downtown between Southwest Sixth Street and Monroe Avenue across from the city library, this park offers garden benches, picnic tables, a playground and open grassy areas. It is the site of the annual Corvallis Fall Festival, and summer concerts in the gazebo. Sorry, no dogs are allowed in Central Park. Chepenafa Springs Park: 2800 N.W. Daylily Ave. This 5-acre facility on Daylily Avenue in north Corvallis features a play area, hiking trail, open turf area and a picnic shelter. Chintimini Park: 605 N.W. 27th St. This park, at 27th Street and Taylor Avenue, features sand volleyball courts, softball fields, picnic tables and a play area. Chip Ross Park: On Northwest Lester Avenue, 125 acres full of hiking trails in a natural setting, featuring views of the city and the Cascade Mountains. Cloverland Park: Found at 29th Street and Garfield Avenue, this small park offers two tennis courts, a playground, picnic tables and open fields. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Crystal Lake Sports Fields/Kendall Nature Park: Located off Crystal Lake Drive and Fischer Lane, this relatively new park was designed with special playing fields for soccer, Little League baseball and softball and ultimate disc golf. The complex also includes 85 acres of natural area with hiking trails and a boat ramp, with access to the Willamette River. Eric Scott McKinley Skate Park: Located at First Street and B Avenue under the Highway 34 bypass, this park offers a sculpted concrete arena for skateboarders and BMX bike riders. The site also features picnic tables and benches for spectators and a nearby basketball court. Forest Dell Park: This 6.6 acre park located at Highland Drive and Highland Dell Drive has a short trail that loops through a forested area. Franklin Square Park: Located on N.W. 15th between Polk and Taylor, this is the oldest park in Corvallis, acquired by the city in 1889. It features play equipment and beautiful mature trees. No dogs allowed. Garfield Park: 1715 N.W. Dixon St. Located between Linus Pauling Middle School and Garfield School. Owned by Corvallis School District 509J. Grand Oaks Park: On the west side of Corvallis, off West Hills Road on Southwest Trellis Drive, this park has a large fort-like play structure, open fields and picnic tables. Kermit E. Roth Park: 400 N.W. 2nd Street. Sits at the base of the Harrison Street bridge. It includes a rock fountain, a resting bench and landscaping. Lilly Park: 865 S.E. Lily Ave. Located in south Corvallis at Lilly Ave. and Bethel St., this small family park has an open field and playground. No dogs allowed in the park. Little Fields Park: 520 SW B Ave. A downtown park at 5th St. and B Ave. with benches and a play structure. Martin Luther King Jr. Park (formerly Walnut Park): Found at 4905 N.W. Walnut Blvd., this 30 acre park has bike paths, walking trails, two softball fields, a playground, two horseshoe pits and a covered group picnic site in a restored barn. Peanut Park: A half-acre park at 7th and D Streets with a small playground and picnic table. Dogs allowed only if on leashes.

Pioneer Park: On the south side of Corvallis, just west of the Avery Park entrance, there is a lighted softball field and access to a multi-modal path that runs near the park and joins it to the downtown, the riverfront area and Oregon State University. A number of fitness stations can be found along the path. Porter Park: 1825 N.W. Hayes. This park features a softball field and basketball hoop area as well as a play area for young children. Riverbend Park: 750 S.E. Rivergreen Ave. This five-acre park, off Rivergreen Avenue in south Corvallis, features play areas for children, drinking fountains, accessible restrooms and an asphalt walking path. It also has a covered picnic shelter. Riverfront Commemorative Park: This downtown waterfront park winds along the Willamette River and offers a fountain, artwork, bike and walking trails, picnic tables, benches and an open plaza with views of the river. It is the home of the Corvallis Saturday Farmers Market, shops and restaurants. Sunset Park: 4567 SW Country Club Drive. This park at Southwest 45th Street and Country Club Drive has been renovated and includes an ADA playground, picnic shelter, restroom facilities and a half basketball court in addition to two lighted softball fields. Tunison Park: 365 S.W. Tunison Ave.This small park next to the Tunison Fire Station has a play area with a fire truck climbing structure. Village Green Park: 650 N.E. Conifer Blvd. Off Conifer Boulevard across from Cheldelin Middle School, this park has an outdoor basketball court, playground area and plenty of grassy areas. Willamette Park: 1350 S.E. Goodnight Ave. At 287 acres, this park at the end of Goodnight Avenue in southeast Corvallis is the city’s largest and is well-known for the tournament-level disc golf course and its beautiful river views and access. A picnic shelter can be reserved for large groups or special occasions and there is a playground area, two soccer fields and plenty of hiking/jogging trails. Woodland Meadow Park: 3975 N.W. Witham Hill Dr. The open meadows are available for dogs to run off-leash. Includes picnic tables and a path that circles the park. 77


ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS Linn County Parks LINN COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT 3010 Ferry St. S.W., Albany 541-967-3917 www.linnparks.com Linn County operates 31 parks and recreation areas. Details on rental rates and campground fees are available on the department’s website. A countywide map of park locations is also available online. Clear Lake Resort: This historic campground and lodge has come under the umbrella of the county parks system. Daily and hourly boat rentals are offered and the resort is a useful jumping off point for a variety of activities. For specific information email clearlake@co.linn.or.us. Freeway Lakes: This is a year-round fishing spot east of Interstate 5 on Three Lakes Road with bank fishing, a boat ramp and picnic sites. Larwood Wayside: Follow the signs toward Scio from U.S. Highway 20 and turn onto Fish Hatchery Drive. About six miles at the junction of Larwood Drive, you’ll find swimming, fishing and picnicking. The wayside also features the Larwood Covered Bridge. Gedney Creek Boat Ramp: Located on the north side of Foster reservoir approximately one mile east of Foster Dam this park offers a boat ramp, and 55 boat parking spaces and bathroom facilities. Lewis Creek County Park: This 40-acre park is approximately four miles northeast of Sweet Home on River Drive. There is a $5 fee from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The park is handicapped-accessible. McCartney Boat Ramp: Picnicking, fishing and boat ramp access to the Willamette can be found at this spot one mile north of Peoria on Peoria Road. Portable tables and restroom facilities are available during spring and summer months. McClun Wayside: Fishing, swimming and picnicking is available at this park. Follow Oregon Highway 228 through Holley to County Road 759 for approximately two miles. McDowell Creek Falls County Park: Site is approximately eight miles east of Lebanon on McDowell Creek Road. The park features three miles of hiking trails and beautiful scenery. 78

McKercher County Park: Located five miles east of Brownsville on Oregon Highway 228. There are plunge pools for swimmers as well as shade for picnickers. Fishing also available. Roaring River County Park: East of Crabtree at the east end of Fish Hatchery Road, this park covers 28 acres and features three separate picnic shelters. With a trail along the river, this park is great for fishing and picnicking.

Benton County Parks BENTON COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT 360 S.W. Avery Ave., Corvallis 541-766-6871 www.co.benton.or.us/parks Benton County maintains 14 parks, most of which are for day use. Park hours are dawn to dusk. Overnight use is permitted if a Special Use Permit has been submitted and approved by a Benton County Parks representative. Maps showing the location of the following parks are available in the “Parks” section of the county’s website. Adair Park: Take Oregon Highway 99W to Adair, go east on Ryals Avenue to the park entrance. Groups as large as 800 people have held picnic events here. Seating for 300 picnickers is available, which can be divided into two smaller areas for 120 and 180 picnickers. Reservations can be made at 541-766-6871. The park features two softball fields, two volleyball courts, two tennis courts and is a popular site for disc golf. Nearby, the Benton County Clubhouse in Adair Village is owned by the parks system and operated by concessionaire Valley Catering. Call 541-745-7455 for meetings, wedding receptions, holiday parties and other events. Anderson Park: At 26.2 acres, this park is accessible from Highway 99W by taking Stow Pit Road to Old River Road. It is northeast of Monroe along the west bank of the Willamette River. Beazell Memorial Forest: The largest of all the Benton County parks at 586 acres, it was donated to the county in July of 2000. Located on the Kings Valley Highway 223 five miles north of the Highway 20 turnoff west of Philomath, it features the historic Plunkett House, picnic facilities, re-

strooms, interpretive panels, the Beazell Forest Education Center and miles of hiking trails. Bellfountain Park: This is Benton County’s oldest park and is off Dawson Road in southeast Benton County, about four miles northwest of Monroe and 17 miles south of Corvallis. People have been gathering here for more than 100 years. There is covered seating for 120 picnickers at one of the longest picnic tables in the world. The park also features a softball field, sand volleyball court, play area, horseshoe pits, restrooms and plenty of wildflowers. Campbell Boat Landing: Located along Oregon Highway 34 west of Alsea, this park has great boating access on the Alsea River. Many people know it by its former name, Pink House. Clemens Park: The park features approximately one-half mile of Alsea River frontage 21 miles southwest of Corvallis on Oregon Highway 34. There is a self-guided interpretive trail, riverfront picnic sites and areas for water play. Fitton Green: This is a 308-acre site about one mile north of Philomath and about four miles west of Corvallis. The property lies west of Bald Hill, overlooking the Marys River and Willamette and Cardwell Hills valleys. Fort Hoskins Historical Park: The fort was established in 1856 to protect and monitor the new coastal Indian reservation. Benton County purchased Fort Hoskins in 1991 and it has been developed into a 130 acre historic park. Located in northwest Benton County west of the Kings Valley Highway, the park showcases its varied history, vegetation and scenic views through educational and interpretive displays and self guided trails. There are areas to picnic and to enjoy the vistas. Hyak Park: Seven miles northeast of Corvallis on the west bank of the Willamette River, with access from U.S. Highway 20, this park has a boat ramp and moorage, family picnic tables and river views. Irish Bend Park: This park is in southeast Benton county, three miles northeast of Monroe and 16 miles south of Corvallis on the Willamette River. It offers boat launch access to the Willamette River for nonmotorized boats. Boat access is hampered by a sand bar. It is an undeveloped site with no signage, parking, water or landscaping. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS Picnicking and swimming are available. Jackson-Frazier Wetland: Northeast of Corvallis at the north end of Lancaster Street, the wetland was established as a Benton County park in 1992 to protect the natural features of the area and allow for education, research and public use. Open throughout the year, a 3,400-footlong accessible wooden boardwalk winds through the wetland, allowing visitors to view many plants and wildlife in the wetland. Numerous kiosks explain the different aspects of the parks natural history and watershed. Mill Creek Park: On the Alsea River, off Oregon Highway 34 west of Alsea, this park features a boat ramp, good bank fishing, and picnicking in the Robinson Memorial Grove. North Albany Park: Group picnicking facilities sit in an oak grove with seating for 160 people, electric cook tops and barbeque grills. From Highway 20 take Northwest Scenic Drive north to Valley View Drive then east to Hillcrest Drive. Salmonberry Campground: Near Alsea. Features include camping, a cabin, boat launch, fishing, picnicking, restrooms, showers and yurts.

Campgrounds LINN COUNTY h t t p : //w w w. l i n n pa rks.co m /pa ge s / parks/a-campgroundlist.html Clear Lake Resort: This park located near Sisters off Highway 126 and offers campsites along with cabin rentals. The beautiful lake offers water access, fishing and boat rentals. The lodge also has shower facilities along with a diner providing campers with breakfast, lunch and dinner. John Neal Memorial Park: The park, northeast of Lyons off Highway 22, has 40 tent sites and is open April through October. Water access, a boat ramp, playground area and showers are offered along with group camping. River Bend County Park: Off Highway 20 east of Sweet Home is this park which includes campsites, restrooms, showers, playground, hiking trails and access to the South Santiam for fishing and swimming. Sunnyside County Park: Located on the Foster Reservoir east of Sweet Home three miles off Highway 20 on Quartzville Road OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

this park has 165 campsites with electrical and water hookups and 35 sites with no hookups. Amenities include boat ramp, off-leash dog park, dumping station, showers, group picnic areas and sand volleyball court. Waterloo County Park: Five miles east of Lebanon off Highway 20 this year-round campground offers 60 sites that can be reserved and 60 that are first-come, firstserve. Located on the banks of the South Santiam River this park offers water access, two boat ramps and shore fishing, along with two playgrounds and group areas that make this a great place for families. Whitcomb Creek County Park: Located on the shores of Green Peter Reservoir east of Sweet Home on Highway 20 this park has 35 sites with some group overflow area. Open April until early October, this park has water access along with a boat ramp for campers to utilize the park for a variety of water sports. Bird watching and hiking are also popular activities.

BENTON COUNTY Alsea Falls Campground: This Bureau of Land Management campground 13 miles west of Monroe at Alsea Falls Recreation Site offers 16 campsites open from May to the end of September. No reservations needed. Benton Oaks RV Campground: Located next to the Benton County Fairgrounds on Southwest 53rd Street in Corvallis, this park offers full hook up year round and tent sites from Memorial Day to October. Great place to stay if visiting OSU. Shuttle on Beaver football game days available as well. Marys Peak Campground: Six tent sites are open from May through September at the Siuslaw Forest Service campground 14 miles west of Corvallis off Highway 34, no reservations. Salmonberry Park and Campground: Along the Alsea River west of Alsea 28 campsites are open May 15 to October 15, day use area with a boat ramp and coinoperated shower facilities available. No reservations.

Playgrounds ALBANY Bryant Park: 801 Bryant Way S.W. Burkhart Park: 550 Burkhart St. S.E.

Deerfield Park: 2627 Del Rio Ave. S.E. Doug Killen Friendship Park: 4990 Deer Run St. S.W. Draper Park: 756 29th Ave. S.E. Eads Park: Corner of Alco Street and Linn Avenue Eleanor Hackleman Park: 654 Pine St. S.E. Gibson Hill Park: 2880 Gibson Hill Rd. N.W. Grand Prairie Park: 2530 Grand Prairie Rd. S.E. Hazelwood Park: 1999 Queen Ave. S.W. Henderson Park: 833 Calapooia St. S.W. Lehigh Park: 3100 17th Ave. S.E. Lexington Park: 3000 21st St. S.E. Maple Lawn: 1950 Old Salem Rd. N.E. Monteith Riverpark: 489 Water Ave. N.W. Periwinkle Park: 2298 21st St. S.E. Pineway Park: 1592 Moraga Ave. S.E. Riverview Heights Park: 1901 Crittenden Lp. N.W. Sunrise Park: 2275 Thurston St. S.E. Swanson Park: 712 Jackson St. S.E. Takena Park: 1101 Lawnridge St. S.W. Teloh Calapooia Park: 5950 Looney Ln. S.W. Timber-Linn Memorial Park: 900 Price Rd. S.E.

CORVALLIS Arnold Park: On the west side of the city, at Harrison and Merrie avenues Avery Park: S.W. 15th Street and Avery Avenue Bruce Starker Arts Park: Country Club Drive and Southwest 45th Street Central Park: Seventh Street and Madison Avenue Chepenafa Springs Park: Daylilly Avenue, off N.W. 29th Street Chintimini Park: N.W. 25th Street and Tyler Avenue Cloverland Park: N.W. 29th Street and Garfield Avenue Franklin (school park): N.W. 15th Street and Taylor Avenue Garfield (school park): N.W. 11th Street and Cleveland Avenue Grand Oaks Park: S.W. Trellis Avenue off West Hills Road Lilly Park: S.E. Lilly Avenue and Bethel Street Martin Luther King Jr. Park: N.W. Walnut Boulevard 79


ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS Peanut Park: S.W. Seventh and D streets Porter Park: N.W. 20th Street and Hayes Avenue Riverbend Park: Off Rivergreen Avenue in south Corvallis Sunset Park: S.W. 45th Street and Country Club Drive Tunison Park: S.W. Tunison Avenue and Butterfield Drive Village Green Park: N.E. Conifer Boulevard at Dorchester Way Washington Park: 630 N.W. Seventh St. Wildcat (School park): 2701 N.W. Satinwood Park (Wilson School) Willamette Park: S.E. Corvallis at the end of Goodnight Avenue on the Willamette River

Running ALBANY AREA Bowman Park: Small park with a nice nature trail at end of Geary Street N.E. in Albany. Bryant Park: West Albany park with offroad running through trees and along the Willamette River. Monteith Riverpark: A starting point for many of the Albany’s multi-use paths along the Willamette River. Periwinkle Path: Starts at the Boys & Girls Club of Albany at 1215 Hill St. S.E. and runs along Periwinkle Creek to Grand Prairie Park. Simpson Park: A 1.3 mile bark dust path divides the old mill ponds from the Willamette River. The path is tree-lined and well shaded in some areas.

CORVALLIS AREA Avery Park: Half-mile of wooded chip trail in south Corvallis. Excellent for bird watching as well with pheasant, hawks and Canada geese often visible. Bald Hill Park: West of Corvallis on Oak Creek Road, 450-foot elevation to the summit but views are worth the exertion. Chip Ross Park: Off-road running with strenuous hills and expansive views in north Corvallis. Circle Boulevard: A scenic one mile bike path to Harrison Boulevard in northwest Corvallis. Starts at the west side of the intersection with Witham Hill Drive. McDonald Forest: Northwest of Corvallis, miles of logging roads on the Oregon 80

State University Research Forest offers a wide variety of running possibilities. Entrances at Oak Creek, Lewisburg Saddle, Soap Creek and Peavy Arboretum. Martin Luther King Jr. Park: Threequarter-mile bike path and half-mile wood-chip running path through trees in northwest Corvallis. Willamette Park: More than a mile of flat, wide paved and dirt trails along the Willamette River in south Corvallis.

Skiing Mount Bachelor: The largest ski area in Oregon, renowned for its powder. 22 miles west of Bend. Ten lifts, 88 runs, 3,365 vertical, 3,683 acres. Average base: 150 to 200 inches. 1-800-829-2442. www.mtbachelor.com Mount Hood Meadows: 50 miles east of Portland. Eleven lifts, 85 runs, 2,777 vertical, 2,150 acres. Average snowfall: 430 inches. 503-337-2222. www.skihood.com Timberline: Features longest skiing season in North America. 50 miles east of Portland on Mount Hood. Seven lifts, 41 runs, 3,690 vertical, 1,415 acres. Average base: 175 to 200 inches. 1-800-547-1406. www.timberlinelodge.com Mount Hood Ski Bowl: 52 miles east of Portland. Four lifts, four tows and one conveyor lift, 65 runs, 1,500 vertical, 960 acres. Average snowfall: 300 inches. 503272-3206. www.skibowl.com Hoodoo Ski Bowl: Popular day trip for mid-valley residents. 75 miles east of Corvallis. Five lifts, 32 runs, 1,035 vertical, 806 acres. Average base: 175 to 200 inches. Also includes a tubing run. 503-272-3206 www.hoodoo.com Willamette Pass: 70 miles east of Eugene, just off Oregon Highway 58. Five lifts and a magic carpet, 29 runs, 1,563 vertical, 555 acres. Average snowfall: 430 inches. 541-345-SNOW. www.willamettepass.com Ski Ashland: Just minutes off Interstate 5 near California border, 20 miles south of Ashland. Four lifts, 23 runs plus open bowl skiing, 1,150 vertical, 220 acres. Average snowfall: 300 inches. 541-482-2897. www.mtashland.com Anthony Lakes: Highest Oregon ski area

in elevation, atop the Blue Mountains. 35 miles northwest of Baker City. One lift, one tow and one wonder carpet, 21 runs, 900 vertical, 1,100 acres. Average snowfall: 300 inches. 541-856-3277. www.anthonylakes.com Summit Ski Area: Open for 75 years, the oldest ski area in Northwest. 54 miles east of Portland on Mount Hood. One lift, three runs. www.summitskiarea.com. 503-272-0256. Spout Springs: 40 miles east of Pendleton. Two lifts, 17 runs, 530 vertical, 250 acres. Average snowfall: 130 inches. 541566-0320. www.spoutspringsskiarea.com Cooper Spur: 50 miles east of Portland. One double chair lift and one rope tow, 10 runs, 350 vertical, 50 acres. 541-352-6692. www.cooperspur.com Warner Canyon: 20 miles east of Lakeview. One triple chair lift, 780 vertical, 21 runs. 541-947-5001. www.warnercanyon.org Ferguson Ridge: South of Joseph. One TBar and one rope tow, 8 runs, 640 vertical. 541-398-1167. www.skifergi.com

State and Federal Resources Finding unique, out-of-the-way places in Oregon and surrounding states has never been easier, thanks to the Internet and all of the brochures available through federal, state, local and private bureaus. Checking with these people first will enhance your outdoor experience by providing information on places to go, regulations, fees and other pertinent facts. A must-have for fully enjoying the outdoors is the “Oregon Atlas and Gazetteer” by DeLorme Mapping. It lists unique geographic areas, camping, boat launching, cycling and scenic drives and natural areas. For those who really want to get away from it all, information about 63 cabins — formerly used as fire lookouts or to house Forest Service Rangers — available for rent throughout 14 national forests in Oregon and Washington can be seen at usda.gov/r6

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ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS ation lands in Oregon and Washington now require a Northwest Forest Pass. They’re available at all Forest Services offices, many retail outlets or on the Internet. Daily passes cost $5; annual passes are $30. For more information, call 800-270-7504. Oregon Pacific Coast Passport: Valid for entrance, day use and vehicle parking fees at all state and federal fee sites along the entire Oregon portion of the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway (U.S. Highway 101) from Astoria to Brookings. It covers 17 sites, including the Marys Peak Recreation Area. An annual pass costs $35; a five-day vehicle pass costs $10. For more information, call 503-808-2468.

State Parks and Forests Oregon State Parks 725 Summer St. N.E., Suite C, Salem 1-800-551-6949 http://www.oregonstateparks.org/ Oregon Department of Forestry 2600 State St., Salem 503-945-7200

National Forests The U.S. National Forest Service oversees a number of timberlands in Oregon to ensure environmental protection and commercial sustainability, but they are increasingly managed for recreational values as well. The offices for one of these, the Siuslaw National Forest, is in Corvallis at 3200 S.W. Jefferson Way; the phone number is 541750-7000. For detailed information on the location and features of all the national forests in our state, go online to www. fs.fed.us/r6/r6nf.htm. Bureau of Land Management The largest branch of the U.S. Department of the Interior manages 15.7 million acres in Oregon, generally grasslands, sage and other nonforested areas. The BLM, which is almost exclusively in the West, offers many campgrounds, boat ramps and trails into remote areas. For information on each district, see www.or.blm.gov/districts/index.htm.

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check with individual refuges for seasonal restrictions. Listed below are three of the more popular refuges for Oregon visitors. Finley National Wildlife Refuge: 26208 Finley Refuge Road, Corvallis; 541-757-7236 Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: 36391 Sodhouse Lane, Princeton; 541-493-2612 Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge: Highway 140, Klamath Falls.; 530-667-2231

National Parks Despite its many natural wonders, Oregon has only one national park: Crater Lake (P.O. Box 7, Crater Lake, OR 97604-0007). Generally, full access begins in June and continues through October. Entrance fees are $15 by vehicle for seven days. For more information, call 541-594-3000. Other Federal Recreation Areas • Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (Hood River) • Crooked River National Grassland (Madras) • Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (Enterprise) • Newberry Crater National Volcanic Monument (Paulina) • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (Reedsport) • Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge (Tulelake, Calif.)

Swimming Pools ALBANY Albany Community Pool South Albany High School 2150 36th Ave. S.E. 541-967-4521 www.cityofalbany.net/departments/ parks-and-recreation/pools/albanycommunity-pool During the summer, the pool is open Monday through Saturday. During the school year, it’s open during the evenings and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Adult lap swim times are 5:30 to 8 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. weekdays and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Open swims are from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mon-

day. Family swim times are 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. The pool also offers swim lessons during the evening year-round and in the mornings during the summer. The fees are $3.75 for adults, $3.50 for youth ages 18 and under, $3.50 for seniors ages 55 and over, $12 for families, and children age 3 and under are admitted free. Punch cards are available with 20 punches per card: $65 for youth, $72 for adults, $65 for seniors ages 60 and older, and $68.50 for a Combo (10 adult, 10 youth). Yearly passes are available for $240 for adults, $225 for youth, $225 for seniors and $400 for families. COOL! Swanson Park Action Center 705 Railroad St. S.E., Albany 541-917-7751 www.cityofalbany.net/departments/ parks-and-recreation/pools/cool-pool This outdoor facility, featuring an aquatic play area with slides, lazy river and splash equipment, is open daily during summer months. Open recreational swims are from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A number of swimming instruction and exercise classes are also available. Check the website for details. Daily admission fees for Albany residents are $4.25 for adults, $3.75 for youths ages 6 to 17 and $2.75 for younger children and $2 for observers. Punch cards (good for 10 visits) cost $38.25 (residents) and $47.25 (nonresidents) for adults, $33.75 (residents) or $42.75 (nonresidents) for youths ages 6 to 17, and $24.75 (residents) or $29.25 (nonresidents) for children 5 and younger. Season passes cost from $82.50 to $157.50 for individuals and $275 to $325 for families (up to four people). Mid-Willamette Family YMCA 3311 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany 541-926-4488 The pool at the YMCA is open year-round. Open swim times change seasonally. A one-day pass costs $15 for adults, $5 for youths ages 17 and under, $10 for seniors ages 60 and over and $25 for families.

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ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS CORVALLIS Osborn Aquatic Center 1940 N.W. Highland Dr., Corvallis 541-766-7946 This facility features two indoor pools, a large Olympic-sized pool and a small warm-water therapy pool, as well as an outdoor pool open only during the summer. The center offers swim lessons, exercise classes, open recreational swims and private pool rentals. Otter Beach features water toys, a water slide, water channel, diving boards. Lap swimming is available in the lap pool. Admission fees are $6 for adults 18 and over, $4 for youth ages 7 to 17 and $3 for ages 6 and under. Families are $6.50, plus $2.50 per extra swimmer Friday through Sunday. Aqua Fitness is $7. Go to the city of Corvallis website at www.corvallis.gov and type “Osborn Aquatic Center” in the search box for more information on passes, private rental rates and current swimming schedules.

JEFFERSON Jefferson Community Pool 1298 N. Second St. 541-327-3581 The pool is open only during the summer. Recreational swims are from 1 to 5:25 p.m. Monday through Friday and 2 to 5p.m. Weekends. Water aerobics are offered from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Admission costs $3.50 for adults, $2.50 for seniors, $2.75 for children age 17 and under.

LEBANON Lebanon Community Pool 1800 S. Fifth St. 541-451-8551 www.lebanonpool.org The Lebanon pool is open year-round. Open swims are from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 2 to 4 p.m. Fees are $3 for adults, $2.50 for youth ages 17 and under and seniors over age 60, free for children 5 and under, and $10 for families (six or fewer), plus $1 for each additional member. Nonresident fees are $3.50, $3 and $14 respectively. Annual passes are $140 for students, $200 for Adults, $135 for seniors, $155 82

for senior couples and $270 for families. Nonresident feels are $170, $240, $165, $185 and $324 respectively.

PHILOMATH Clemens Community Pool Philomath High School 2054 Applegate St. 541-929-3584 www.philomath.k12.or.us/pool The pool is open year around; swim classes are available.

SWEET HOME Sweet Home Community Pool 1641 Long St. 541-367-7169 The pool is open year-around and offers swim classes for all ages. Lap swimming is available from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Recreation swim times are 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Family Swim is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The cost is $3.50 for adults, $3.25 for seniors and $3 for youth ages 18 and under; family (for up to 4 family members including one adult) are $10.

Tennis

chanan Ave. Six public courts. Crescent Valley High School: 4444 N.W. Highland Drive. Eight public courts. Lincoln School: 110 S.W. Alexander Ave. Two public courts. Linus Pauling Middle School: Intersection of Cleveland Avenue and 14th Street. Two public courts. Oregon State University: Along Washington Way just north of Gill Coliseum and Prothro Field. Four covered courts. OSU identification required for use. Tennis West: 6880 S.W. West Hills Road. Two indoor, two outdoor private courts. Timberhill Tennis Club: 2775 N.W. 29th St. Six indoor, two outdoor private courts. Reservations: 541-753-1043.

JEFFERSON Jefferson Middle School: 1344 N. Second St. Two public courts.

LEBANON Century Park: South Fifth Street, across from the Boys & Girls Club. Three public courts. Lebanon High School: 1700 S. Fifth St. Six public courts.

ALBANY Albany Tennis Club: 1424 27th Ave. S.W. Four outdoor and three indoor, private courts. Reservations: 541-926-2513. Burkhart Park: 550 Burkhart St. S.E. Public courts. Henderson Park: 833 Calapooia St. S.W. Public court. Linn-Benton Community College: 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W. Four lighted public courts. South Albany High School: 3705 Columbus St. S.E. Four public courts, two lighted. West Albany High School: 1130 Queen Ave. S.W. Four public courts.

CORVALLIS Adair Park: In Adair Village. Two public courts. Cloverland Park: N.W. 29th Street and Arthur Avenue. Two public courts. Corvallis High School: 1400 N.W. Bu-

Volleyball ALBANY Eleanor Hackleman Park: 654 Pine St. S.E. Sand court. Gibson Hill Park: 2880 Gibson Hill Road. N.W. Sand court. Linn-Benton Community College: 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W. Sand courts.

CORVALLIS Avery Park: 1310 S.W. Avery Ave. Grass courts. Chintimini Park: At N.W. 27th Street and Taylor Avenue. Four sand courts. Willamette Park: End of Goodnight Avenue. Grass courts. Oregon State University: Along Washington Way beside Dixon Recreation Center. Three sand courts. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Paul Toews teaches students how to draw Multnomah Falls in an art class at Lourdes Public Charter School. -Photo by: Mark Ylen

Advocacy American Association of University Women http://corvallis-or.aauw.net/ AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Open to women and men with degrees from universities, colleges and community colleges, plus free affiliate membership for college students attending C/U partner institutions. American Association of University Woman- Albany Please contact Kalene McDowell at 541OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

981-2158 or Sue Stein at 541-791-7144 for further information. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Open to women and men with degrees from universities, colleges and community colleges, plus free affiliate membership for college students attending C/U partner institutions. Corvallis HOUR Exchange 541-224-7752 Email: hourexchange@peak.org www.hourexchange.org Builds community networks and increases commerce between individuals by ex-

changing local currency. Corvallis Independent Business Alliance 541-757-1945 Email: info@corvallisiba.org www.corvallisiba.org Voluntary, cooperative effort of independent local businesses that use education, networking, advocacy and citizen involve-ment to help the community prosper and contribute to a diverse, healthy and stable local economy. 316 SW Washington Ave. Corvallis; open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 — 5 p.m. 83


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Corvallis SURJ: Showing Up for Racial Justice 541-203-0842 Email: info@CorvallisSURJ.org CorvallisSURJ.org www.facebook.com/groups/CorvallisSURJ/ Local chapter of a national network that organizes white people to work for racial justice. First Alternative Natural Foods, South Co-op meeting room; 1007 S.E. Third St. 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. every third Saturday. Downtown Corvallis Association 460 S.W. Madison Ave., Suite 9 541-754-6624 www.downtowncorvallis.org Membership organization focused on keeping downtown strong and vibrant through business support, downtown advocacy and economic development services. • Cloud & Kelly’s Public House, 126 S.W. First St. 8 a.m. third Wednesday Foster Grandparents program 541-812-0849 Email: alucke@ocwcog.org Rsvpoflbl.org Local seniors who mentor and tutor students in Linn County Schools. Sponsored by the Oregon Cascades West Council of Goverments. Council of Governments, 1400 Queen Ave. S.E., Albany. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday Friends of the Albany Public Library 541-990-1502 Promotes library usage, sponsors programs and raises funds for books, special equipment and furnishings for the library. • Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E. Noon second Friday (Sept. to May) Main Library Used Book Store hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00-5:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 12:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday 1:00-4:00 p.m. 84

Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library 645 N.W. Monroe Ave. 541-766-6793 Email: friends.thebestlibrary@gmail. com www.friendsofthecbclibrary.org/ All-volunteer organization that raises money to enrich the public libraries of Alsea, Corvallis, Monroe and Philomath. Friends of the Sweet Home Library 541-409-0243; 541-367-5007 Supports library programs and operates a used bookstore at 1200 Long St. in Sweet Home. Meetings at 5:30 p.m. January, March, May, July, September, November. Bookstore hours Mondays-Saturdays 11 a.m. — 5 p.m. Friends of Corvallis Parks and Recreation 541-752-2847 info@corvallisparks.org www.lovecorvallisparks.org Non-profit supporting parks, recreation, natural areas, Osborn Aquatic Center, Senior Center and Majestic Theater. Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Corvallis Parks and Recreation office, 1310 SW Avery Park Drive, Corvallis. RSVP of Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties 541-812-0849 Email: alucke@ocwcog.org Rsvpoflbl.org RSVP volunteers contribute their time and talents to local nonprofits that serve community needs. Sponsored by the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments. Council of Governments, 1400 Queen Ave. S.E., Albany. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday Majestic Theatre 541-758-7829 www.majestic.org 115 SW 2nd St. Corvallis City organization committed to operating Corvallis’ Majestic Theatre (opened in 1913) as a quality performing arts facility.

Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates Find us on Facebook at https://www. facebook.com/MVHCA/ Email: midvalleyhealthcareadvocates@ gmail.com mvhca.org Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates is working to educate and advocate for decent, affordable health care for all Oregonians. Meets 7 to 9 p.m. fourth Mondays at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 Circle Blvd., Corvallis PO Box 242, Corvallis, 97339 Corvallis-Albany NAACP 541-829-3023 info@naacpcorvallisbranch.com www.naacpcorvallisbranch.com Ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all people and eliminate race-based discrimination. P.O. Box 870, Corvallis, OR 97339 Oregon Retired Educators Association, Linn-Benton Chapter Jane Donovan, president, 541-928-0931 Promotes the social, professional and economic status of retired educators and encourages service to the community. • 1 p.m. third Tuesday; call for location Oregon State University Women’s Center 541-737-3186 http://dce.oregonstate.edu/wc Resource center, referrals and advocacy for empowering women. 1700 SW Pioneer Place, Corvallis Hours: Mondays-Thursdays; 9 a.m. — 6 p.m.; Fridays: 9 a.m. —5 p.m. Out N About Youth 541-908-2474 Email: outnaboutyouth@gmail.com Adult-led group for Benton-Linn highschool-age gay, lesbian, bi and trans youth, offering a safe and welcoming environment for high school aged youth to find support, understanding, friendship and information about LCBTQQIP issues. First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis, Room 219-A. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG) 541-782-8829 Email: pflagcorvallisalbany@gmail.com www.jam-assoc.com/PFLAG, www. PFLAG.org Works to create an environment of understanding so lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children can live with dignity and respect. First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis Usually 7 p.m. fourth Monday. Call to confirm. Philomath Community Foundation www.philomathcommunityfoundation. com/ P.O. Box 1000, Philomath, OR 97370 Committed to serving, enriching and enhancing the community and its citizens. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Leadership and Advocacy Team Contact: Chelsea Jennings 541.344.2632 x 1056 Email: chelsea.jennings@ppaoregon.org www.ppaoregon.org The political arm of Planned Parenthood engages in educational and electoral activity, including public education campaigns, grassroots organizing and legislative advocacy. • Call if you’re interested in getting involved.

Arts Corvallis Art Guild 541-207-5712 mapost@mac.com www.corvallisartguild.org Provides members opportunity to display and sell art, monthly meetings, speakers, annual Clothesline Sale. Meets first Monday of the month, Sept. — June; 7 p.m., First Congregational Church. 4515 SW West Hills Rd, Corvallis CALYX, Inc. Email: info@calyxpress.org www.calyxpress.org 216 SW Madison, Suite 7, Corvallis Nonprofit publisher of fine art and literature by women. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Linn County Arts Guild Email: lcag97355@gmail.com www.linncountyartsguild.com Like us on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/linncountyartsguild Encourage artists to come together, exchange ideas and develop a supportive culture throughout Linn County. 6:30 p.m. second Monday at gift store, 605 Main St., Lebanon Memorial Union Concourse Gallery 541-737-2416 http://mu.oregonstate.edu/art-gallery/ A fine arts gallery featuring artwork by local, national and international artists. • Located in the Memorial Union, Oregon State University. Vistas & Vineyards 541-929-4524 http://vistasandvineyards.org Plein aire painting group • Meets Wednesday, mid-May to midOct. at scheduled sites in the Willamette Valley. Call for more information.

Computers Corvallis Macintosh Users Group 541-754-2684 Email: cmugoffice@cmug.com www.cmug.com Mac users helping each other. Grace Lutheran Church, 435 N.W. 21st St., Corvallis. 7 p.m. second Tuesday

Cultural Willamette Valley Filipino Association https://sites.google.com/site/wvfaoregon/about-us 11th Street, Corvallis Open to anyone interested in knowing more about the Filipino people and Philippine culture.

Education The Arts Center 700 S.W. Madison Ave. 541-754-1551 Email: info@theartscenter.net www.theartscenter.net The center runs art exhibits in two galler-

ies, and an art shop. Clearinghouse for art information. Offers in-house arts classes. Offers summer program focusing on arts and culture activities for children. Benton Community Foundation 541-753-1603 Email: info@ bcfgives.org www.bcfgives.org A local organization with deep roots in this community and have been partnering with donors since 1953. Benton County 4-H 541-766-6750 http://extension.oregonstate.edu/ benton/4h Oregon State University Benton County Extension Service Office, 4077 S.W. Research Way, Corvallis Youth development program and clubs for 9-19 years old. Clubs meet during the year; school programs and special interest. Meeting days, times and locations vary. Beta Sigma Phi Corvallis Chapter www.betasigmaphi.org Women’s international organization whose motto is “Life, learning and friendship.” Corvallis Public Schools Foundation 541-757-5857 www.cpsfoundation.org Uniting private donors and educators in a common effort to provide the best possible education for all students. Corvallis Toastmasters 541-745-3914 Email: vpm-7900@toastmastersclubs. org http://toastcorvallis.toastmastersclubs. org Participation in Toastmasters improves public communication skills and subsequently listening, communication and leadership skills. Meets at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday at Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, 420 N.W. 2nd St. Oregon Association of Education for Young Children 800-452-3610 85


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS www.oraeyc.org Provides professional development for early childhood educators. Oregon State University Academy for Lifelong Learning P.O. Box 923, Corvallis, OR 97339 541-737-9405 Email: admin@academyforlifelonglearning.org http://www.academyforlifelonglearning. org/home/ The Academy for Lifelong Learning class offerings are diverse. Five strands encompass the Arts, Issues and Ideas, Humani-ties, Science, and World Cultures. Each term volunteers arrange and schedule ten classes per strand. Oregon State UniversityLinn County Master Gardeners 541-967-3871 http://extension.oregonstate.edu/linn 104 Fourth St. S.W., Room 102 33630 Mcfarland Rd. Tangent • Linn County Demonstration Garden, 3700 Knox Butte Road. (Linn County Fair Grounds) Special Education Advisory Committee 541-766-5811 www.csd509j.net A resource group for parents who are interested in special education programs provided by the Corvallis School District. Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) 541-726-3302 www.getsmartoregon.org Volunteers read with students in preschool through third grade one hour a week during the school year. Volunteers needed at area schools; apply at website.

Environment Corvallis-Albany Farmers Markets 541-740-1542 www.locallygrown.org Organizes and promotes outdoor Farmers Markets from mid-April to late Nov. See the “Leisure Activities” section for details on weekly markets. 86

Audubon Society of Corvallis 541-752-0108 Email: proebstw@gmail.com www.audubon.corvallis.or.us Promotes education and conservation of wildlife and the natural environment. Meet Second Saturday (Sept - June) 7:30 a.m. at the Benton Center parking area, behind the Cannery Mall, 777 NW 9th, Corvallis usually done before noon. Meetings are the third Thursday of the month (Oct.-June) . 7:00 p.m. at Chintimini Senior Center Benton Soil and Water Conservation District 541-753-7208 www.bentonswcd.org Visit our website to contact our office and view our list of events and activities. Directors, staff and volunteers provide education and technical assistance to landowners with conservation concerns. • 456 S.W. Monroe Ave., Suite 110, Corvallis Board meets at 6:30 p.m. first Monday Chintimini Wildlife Center 541-745-5324 Wildlife emergency 541-745-5324 www.chintiminiwildlife.org 311 NW Lewisburg Ave., Corvallis Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing care for injured and orphaned wildlife and educating the public. Conservation Biology Institute 541-757-0687 www.consbio.org Supports conservation of biological diversity through collaborative research, education, planning and community service. Corvallis Environmental Center Provides healthy and sustainable programs for local food and farming, nature education, and energy conservation. info@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org 116 SW 4th Street Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Email: info@sustainablecorvallis.org www.sustainablecorvallis.org A network of local organizations and in-

dividual volunteers working together to create a sustainable community. See website for meeting dates and events calendar. Linn Soil and Water Conservation District 33935 Highway 99E, Suite C, Tangent 541-926-2483 www.linnswcd.oacd.org Directors, staff and volunteers provide education and technical assistance to landowners with conservation concerns. Meets the second Tuesday, 7 p.m. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 541-936-2891 The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has been in existence for more than 30 years. Its mission is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat and our hunting heritage. The Heart of the Valley chapter has been part of that goal for 20 years and has included some 40-plus youth at its annual fundraising banquets at the Boys & Girls Club of Albany. The Heart of the Valley Big Game Banquet is February 17, 2018. Friends of Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex 541-757-7236, ext. 224 Email: secretary.friends@gmail.com www.friendswvnwrc.org Support organization for local national wildlife refuges. Operates the Wild Goose Nature Store at Finley NWR from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday Greenbelt Land Trust 541-752-9609 Email: info@greenbeltlandtrust.org www.greenbeltlandtrust.org Group works to secure and protect open space that preserves natural beauty and protects habitats in Benton, Linn, Marion and Polk counties. Mary’s Peak Group of the Sierra Club Email: rlwii47@gmail.com http://oregon2.sierraclub.org/maryspeak Active in conservation, trail work and politics. Outings and local hikes every week. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Marys River Watershed Council 541-758-7597 www.mrwc.org 101 SW Western Blvd., Suite 105 Inspires and supports voluntary stewardship of the watershed. Native Plant Society of Oregon, Corvallis Chapter 541-753-0012 Email: co_president@NPSOregon.org www.npsoregon.org/ Dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation and study of Oregon’s native plants and habitats. • Avery House in Avery Park, 3290 S.W. Willamette Ave., Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. second Monday (Oct. through June) at Cordley Hall on the OSU campus. Hikes are scheduled each month during the summer. 4-H Wildlife Stewardship Program http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/natural 4-H Wildlife Stewards assist students and teachers in creating, using and sustaining wildlife habitats on school grounds for science learning. William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge www.fws.gov/refuge/william_l_finley/ The refuge offers trails and roads for hiking and driving, wildlife viewing and educational programs. Please visit our website for more information or to contact us.

Fraternal Benton County Historical Society http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/ Encourages and supports family history research. Meetings 10 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of the month, September-June. 1123 Main Street, Philomath Bruce Commandery Temple No. 3, Knights Templar (York Rite Masons) 541-753-4370 (office is not staffed on a full-time basis) Christian Masonic order. Corvallis Masonic Lodge, 306 S.W. Madison Ave. 7:30 p.m. fourth Thursday. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Corvallis Masonic Lodge No. 14 541-753-4370(office is not staffed on a full-time basis) www.corvallislodge14.org Email: master@corvallislodge14.org or secretary@corvallislodge14.org for further information. Fraternal body (AF&AM) that welcomes all Masons and inquiries from aspirants to Freemasonry. Corvallis Masonic Hall, 306 S.W. Madison Ave. 7:30 p.m. first and third Wednesday (Sept. to June) Eagles 541-926-6622 or 541-928-7258 (auxiliary) Social lodge for members and their guests. Supports many national, state and local charities. Albany Eagles Lodge, 127 Broadalbin St. N.W. Lodge meetings, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Auxiliary meetings, 7:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday. Friday and Saturday night for dinner and dancing to music. Timeless afternoon dance. Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Find us on Facebook- https://www. facebook.com/Albany-Eagles6500263939714/?rf=120530561292759 East Linn Masonic Lodge No. 44 http://www.eastlinnlodge44.org/index. shtml Fraternal organization for men. • Lebanon Masonic Hall, 725 Second St. 7:30 p.m. second Thursday Elks Lodge http://www.elks1413.club/home.html Benevolent protective fraternal organization committed to community service and charitable efforts. • Corvallis: 1400 N.W. Ninth St., 541758-0222 7 p.m. Thursday • Sweet Home: 440 Osage St. 7 p.m. Wednesday Fairmount Grange 252 541-224-6931 www.grange.org/fairmountor252/ Family and fraternal organization with roots in agriculture and community service, promoting rural quality of life.

Fairmount Grange Hall, 835 North Albany Road N.W., Albany 6 p.m. First Tuesday. Ferguson Chapter No. 5, Royal Arch Masons (York Rite) 541-753-4370 Fraternal body of Master Masons who have advanced to the Royal Arch; other York Rite Masons and aspirants welcome. Corvallis Masonic Hall, 306 S.W. Madison Ave. 7:30 p.m. third Monday (Sept. to June) Independent Order of Odd Fellows 541-752-3023 www.corvallisoddfellows.org Fraternal organization based on friendship, love and truth to provide charitable assistance to those in need. • Corvallis Odd Fellows Hall, 223 S.W. Second St. 7 p.m. first and third Tuesday; preceded by a 6 p.m. social hour Knights of Columbus Find us on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/albanyknights https://kofcknights.org CouncilSite/?CNO=1577 Fraternal service organization for Catholic men. Projects focus on church, family, community and youth. • St. John Vianney Room at St. Mary’s School, 822 Ellsworth St. S.W., Albany. Lacomb Grange No. 907 541-258-3259 Email: dshdeck@aol.com Family, fraternal organization with roots in agriculture and community service, promoting rural quality of life. 34100 East Lacomb Road 7:30 p.m. second Friday, preceded by 6:30 p.m. potluck Linn County Historical Society 541-829-6286 Email: westernflyer6910@yahoo.com Encourages the preservation of local, Linn County and Oregon History. Meetings are at Lakeside Center, Mennonite Village, 2180 54th Ave. S.E., Albany; call for details. All Linn County Historical Society spon87


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS sored programs are free and open to the public. They are at 2 p.m. Sundays at the Lakeside Center. Programs for 2017-18: • Lewis and Clark - The army Story, by Alisha Hamel, Oct. 15. • Levi Scott Reminiscence, by Stafford Hazelett, Jan. 21. • Your Grandmother’s Cookbook, by Richar Engeman, March 18 • Jennie Parrish: Early Oregon Healer, by Jane Kirkpatick, May 20 • Two Linn County Murders, by Cory Frye, Oct 21 Marys River Grange Email: marysrivergrange@gmail.com http://marysrivergrange.org/ Family fraternal organization founded in 1867, with roots in agriculture and community service and the well-being of rural communities. • Grange Hall, 24707 Grange Hall Road, Philomath 6:30 p.m. potluck, followed by meeting at 7 p.m. first Wednesday Marys River Masonic Lodge No. 221, AF&AM Email: marysriver221@gmail.com www.corvallismasons.org Fraternal lodge of Freemasons dedicated to service to community and country. 7:30 p.m. second Monday. Morning Star Grange No. 311 541-926-3646 Email: dshdeck@aol.com Family fraternal and community service organization rooted in agriculture that promotes well-being of rural and smalltown communities. • Grange Hall, 38794 Morning Star Road N.E., Albany 6 p.m. potluck, followed by business meeting at 7p.m. first Tuesday Social day, fourth Saturday; call for time and location Order of the Eastern Star Email: grandsecretary@oregones.org www.oregonoes.org The members of the Order of the Eastern Star are dedicated women and men who sincerely reflect the spirit of fraternal love and the desire to work together for good. 88

Order of the Moose 541-451-8039 Fraternal order with programs that encourage family participation involving sports, recreation and other activities. Moose Lodge, 4070 Santiam Highway, Lebanon Oregon Council No. 2, Cryptic Masons (York Rite) 541-753-4370 Fraternal body of Masons who have advanced beyond Royal Arch in York Rite; other Cryptic Masons welcome. Corvallis Masonic Hall, 306 S.W. Madison Ave. 7:30 p.m. third Monday (Sept. to June) Royal Neighbors of America Camp No. 10748 541-367-5646 Sweet Home Genealogy Library, 1223 Kalmia St. 11 a.m. third Tuesday Social Rebekah Lodge No. 73 541-929-5318 Fraternal branch of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. • 148 N. 13th St., Philomath St. John’s Masonic Lodge No. 17 541-926-0818 Masonic Hall, 431 First Ave. S.W., Albany 7:30 p.m. third Tuesday

Historical Albany Regional Museum 541-967-7122 Email: armuseum@peak.org www.armuseum.com Volunteers help operate nonprofit museum and collect, preserve and exhibit local historical objects at the museum. • Albany Regional Museum, 136 Lyon St. S. Call for meeting times. Benton County Genealogical Society www.bcgs-oregon.org Research your family history. College United Methodist Church social hall 1123 Main St., Philomath. September - June, second Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Library located at Benton County Museum

Annex 1047 Main St., Philomath. Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ Benton CountyGenealogicalSociety/ Benton County Historical Society & Museum 541-929-6230 Email: info@bentoncountymuseum.org www.bentoncountymuseum.org/ Dedicated to the preservation of local history and material relating to the county’s history and culture. Enriches lives through exhibiters and educational programs. Daughters of the American Revolution http://www.rootsweb.ancestry. com/~orwcdar2/index.html Promotes patriotic endeavors, historical preservation, education and scholarships. Also owns and operates five museums in Or-egon. • Winema Chapter, Corvallis Email: pbender001@gmail.com • Linn Chapter, Albany http://linnchapterdar.weebly.com/ Please contact us at our website for more information. • Santiam Chapter, Lebanon h t t p : // w w w. r o o t s w e b . a n c e s t r y. com/~orscdar/12 p.m. third Wednesday of each month at Korner Kitchen, 940 S. Main Street. Lebanon Genealogical Society 541-928-8926 candmcook@comcast.net www.usgennet.org/usa/or/town/lebanon • Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy St. 12:30 p.m. first Friday; Sept. through June Linn County Pioneer Association 541-466-5656 Email: LCPA1887@centurytel.net www.facebook.com/pages/Linn-CountyPioneer-Association-125-Years-Picnicsand-Pioneers/129925490354612 258 N. Main Street, Brownsville. Hosts annual Linn County Pioneer Picnic, Oregon’s oldest continuous celebration in June at Brownsville Pioneer Park; also operates the Pioneer Picture Gallery, a collection of photographs that date from the late 1800s to the present. Call for meeting information. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Monteith Historical Society 541-928-0911 Like us on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/MonteithHouse/ Dedicated to restoration and maintenance of Albany’s first frame-built house by Monteith brothers. • Monteith House, 518 Second Ave. S.W., Albany 7 p.m. first Monday Scio Historical Society 503-394-2199 Email: sciohistoricalsociety@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/ScioHistoricalSociety/• Scio Depot Museum, 39004 N.E. First St. 7 p.m. third Tuesday • Open May to Oct. from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Scroggins Mill Rural Heritage 541-258-3237 Email: info@scrogginsmill.org scrogginsmill.org Membership meetings open to the publice every 2nd Tuesday, James Gang Pizza in Lebanon at 7:00 p.m. This non-profit organization is dedicated to the restoration of the historic Scroggins Mill. Thompson’s Mills Preservation Society 541-602-4846 Ronald.vanorden@gmail.com Tmpsonline.org 32655 Boston Mill Drive, Shedd PO Box 1. Shedd 97377 See our website for the date, place, and time of our next meeting.

Healthcare Welcome Waggers Therapy Dogs Email: k9calling@yahoo.com Website: www.welcomewaggers.com Group has over 25 years of service bringing cheer and lots of smiles. Contact for scheduled visits. Our member teams visit re-tirement homes, assisted living and memory care facilities, schools, hospitals, anywhere people could use some affection and comfort from a dog. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Hobbies Albany Coin Club http://www.oregoncoinclubs.org/clubs/ albany.html Information on grading, pricing and storing world coins. • Villas of Courtyard, 1929 Grand Prairie Road, Albany 6:30 p.m. second Monday Albany Fitwalkers Walking Club http://www.albanyfitwalkers.org/ Sponsors family-oriented, noncompetitive walking events focusing on health, recreation and fun. • Brookdale Villas Courtyard, Craft Room A, 1929 Grand Prairie Road S.E. 7 p.m. second Tuesday; some summer meetings are replaced by walks; call for information. American Sewing Guild www.willamettevalleysewing.com Our members include those interested in fashion, quilting, home decor and machine embroidery. If fiber and a needle are involved, we are interested! Please see the calendar on our website for a complete list of events happening in your area. Benton Bowmen 541-753-3729 Email: Bentonbow@juno.com www.bentonbowmen.com Follow us on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/BentonBowmen Indoor recreational range shooting opportunities for archers of all interests and skill levels. The club also has an outdoor range near Wren for member use. See our website for a complete list of events as well as membership information. Brownsville Stitchery 541-466-5961 A community of stitchers, handwork and quilting circles. Drop-ins welcome; no admission fees. • Brownsville Community Library, Kirk Room, 146 Spaulding Ave. 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday Chintimini Kennel Club 541-967-4616 Chintimini Kennel Club goals are: 1) to

promote and maintain the form and function for which specific dog breeds were developed; and 2) to encourage and facilitate responsible dog ownership for all dogs. We sponsor an annual dog show, Obedi-ence, Rally and Lure Coursing events. Many events (Obedience, Rally, and Lure Coursing Ability Test) events are open to dogs of any breed. For more info: http://www. chintiminikennelclub.com/ or follow us on Facebook! Corvallis Garden Club 541-752-1653 Promotes and encourages the art of gardening and study of horticulture. Corvallis Evening Garden Club 541-753-7866 http://corvalliseveninggardenclub.org/ Visit our website for more info on events including potting parties, flower therapy and workshops. Corvallis Historic Auto Club 541-926-3972 Email: linharding47@aol.com www.corvallishistoricautoclub.com Encourages interest in classic cars, their preservation, restoration and related activities. • Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church 2650 N.W. Highland Dr. 7 p.m. fourth Monday. Call to confirm meeting information. Corvallis Horseshoe Club 541-752-2167 Horseshoe pitching for fun and tournament play. Corvallis New Horizons Band 541-224-3428 Email: s.sowell@comcast.net www.corvallisnewhorizonsband.org An adult concert band that welcomes and instructs players of all levels. • Meets from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. on Thursdays. Call for location information. Corvallis Square Dancers 541-754-7511 conboz@comcast.net www.corvallissquares.com Mainstream and plus square and round dancing. 89


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS First Congregational Church, 4515 S.W. West Hills Road Second and fourth Saturdays at 7 p.m. Lessons begin in September. Enduring A’s 541-926-3972 Email: linharding47@aol.com For people interested in the restoration and preservation of Model A Fords and related activities. Family-oriented. • Albany Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E. 7 p.m. first Wednesday of each month Heart of the Valley Astronomers Email: askhva@hvaastronomy.com www.hvaastronomy.com For those interested in learning, exploring and enjoying the night sky. Scott Zimbrick Memorial Fire Station. Scott Zimbrick Memorial Fire Station 5, 4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive, Corvallis 7 p.m. second Tuesday Albany & Corvallis Bridge Clubs 1931 N.W. Circle Blvd., Corvallis 250 Broadalbin St. SW, Suite 215, Albany http://acbridge.org/ We feature ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge games for players of all levels and bridge lessons in a fun and welcoming environment. For game and lesson schedules, as well as other information, see the website or stop by the center for a printed schedule. High Steppin’ Country Dance Club 541-491-3606, 541-926-1159 or 503-4827277 Email: hotcountry@comcast.net http://highsteppincountry.com Country dance club formed to encourage and promote country/western dancing in the Willamette Valley. • Dances at 7:30 p.m. at the Albany American Legion -1215 Pacific Blvd. SE Albany; third Saturday (except Dec. on New Year’s Eve.) • Meets first Monday of March, June, Sept. and Dec. Call for time and place. Lebanon Pickleball Club 541-401-97810 Email: kaynorw@kaynor.net lebanonpickleballclub.weebly.com Open pickleball play. 90

305 S. 5th Street (Boys & Girls Club) Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Lebanon Square Circlers 541-401-9780 Email: kaynorw@kaynor.net www.lebanonsquarecirclers.com Square dancing is fun and a great experience. Lessons begin in September. • IOOF Hall, 20 E. Ash Street 7:30 p.m. first and third Saturday (except July and Aug.) Linn County Kennel Club www.linncountrykennelclub.com To further the advancement of all purebred dog breeds and educate the public through dog shows and obedience training. Classes are held most Tuesday evenings at the Linn County Fairgrounds and Expo. For information and pre-registration, call 503-3943693 or email suewileysweimies@aol.com Club meetings, 7 p.m. first Thursday Sizzler Restaurant, 2148 Santiam Highway S.E., Albany Linn County Lamb and Wool Fair 503-394-3389 Email: lambfair@gmail.com www.lambfair.com Held the third full weekend in May, the fair features a street dance, car show, parade and a vendors’ area filled with food, games and more. The Northwest Champion Sheep Dog Trials are held in conjunction with the fair. Linn County Master Gardeners 541-967-3871 http://extension.oregonstate.edu/linn/ Volunteers trained by Oregon State University to educate the gardening public through free classes and annual garden tour in June. General meetings are different every month. Call for more information. Linn County Philatelic Society larsonglf@mindspring.com A nonprofit group that buys, sells and trades stamps with members and collectors. 414 12th Ave. SW, Albany. Marys River Quilt Guild http://marysriverquiltguild.org/

Open to anyone interested in quilting. Monthly meetings feature speakers or small group presentations. • Second floor of Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath 7 p.m. fourth Thursday; preceded by 6:30 p.m. social time. Cost for non-members: $5. Mid-Valley Bicycle Club www.mvbc.com info@mvbc.com Recreational club that emphasizes road rides and bicycle tours. Short and long road rides are planned every Saturday. PO Box 1373, Corvallis, 97339 Mid-Willamette Amateur Radio Club 541-926-8342 Informal gathering of “hams” to share common interests. • Elmer’s, 2802 Santiam Hwy S.E., Albany 9 a.m. second Wednesday Mid-Willamette Fly Fishers 541-231-8826 Mwflyfisherman.worpress.com Sponsors family outings, education about fly fishing and events. First Presbyterian Church, 114 S.W. Eighth St., Corvallis 7:30 p.m. second Tuesday (Oct. through May) Northwest Steelheaders Email: albany@nwsteelheaders.org • Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave. N.W. 7 p.m. first Wednesday (Sept. to June) PO Box 22, Corvallis, 97339 Oregon Equestrian Trails — Mid-Valley Chapter 541-929-2344 www.oregonequestriantrails.org (click on chapter, then Mid-Valley) midvalley@oregonequestriantrails.org Statewide nonprofit organization established in 1970 for the development and maintenance of horse camps and trails in Ore-gon. • Pop’s Branding Iron Restaurant, 901 Pacific Blvd. S.E., Albany 7 p.m. second Wednesday; preceded by nohost dinner at 6 p.m. See our website for information on how to become a member, events, and projects. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Rollin’ Oldies Car Club of Lebanon Go to http://rollinoldies.org/contact/ to contact us with any questions you might have. www.rollinoldies.org Club for owners of classic American-made cars produced before 1974. No four-wheel drive trucks. Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild Read our blog at http://santiamscrappers. wordpress.com Promotes interest in quilting history and technique while nurturing friendships and growing service opportunities. Santiam Spokes Inc www.santiamspokes.org • Lebanon Community Hospital, 525 N. Santiam Highway Meetings, 7 p.m. Thursday Rides, 9 a.m. every Saturday (plus other times during dry months) and Wednesdays weather permitting Valley Viewfinders Camera Club Email: info@valleyviewfinders.com www.valleyviewfinders.com Interested in photography and image processing? Come to a club meeting. • Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E. Willamette African Violet Society 541-926-8116 Email: ccnofziger@comcast.net To educate and promote growing violets. Sharing starts, successes and failures. • Noon, third Saturday (Sept. through June), 1035 Lakewood Dr. S.W., Albany Willamette Valley Region of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America www.wvrvcca.org Local club of the international organization of Chevrolet enthusiasts. Korner Kitchen Restaurant, 940 S. Main, Lebanon 8:30 a.m. second Saturday Wonderkeepers Storytelling Guild 541-967-6892 Email: wonderkeepersstoryguild@gmail. com A group that enjoys telling, sharing, listening to stories, and learning about stoOUR TOWN 2017 - 18

rytelling. Anyone interested in connecting with other storytellers should either e mail or call.

Literary Albany Writers 541-928-8501 Read, listen and give feedback on each others prose and poetry, fact and fiction, suggest outlets. Meets fourth Wednesday (except Nov. and Dec.), 7 p.m. Call for current meeting place. Corvallis Senior Center Writing Workshop 541-766-6959 Email: senior.center@corvallisoregon. gov Participants choose their own subject and writing style and class critiques the work. • Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 N.W. Tyler Ave. 10 a.m. Friday

Music (See the “Music” section of the “Leisure Activities” chapter for information on area choirs, bands and music organizations.)

Parenting Albany Area Moms Club 541-771-9039 Email: albanymomsclub@gmail.com http://momsofalbany.webs.com Offers support and play opportunities to moms and children in Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon. Call or email for calendar events and more information.

Politics Benton County Democrats 541-752-4848 Email: bentondemocrats@gmail.com www.bentondemocrats.org • Benton County Democratic Central Committee — organization of precinct committee persons. Grace Lutheran Church, 435 N.W. 21st St., Corvallis 7 p.m. third Thursday

Benton County Republicans Email: bentongop@gmail.com www.bentongop.org As Republicans, we believe in constitutionally limited government, a strong national defense, free markets, low taxes and accountability and that prosperity comes from the private sector. Benton County Republican Women http://bentonrw.blogspot.com/ Promotes political education, community involvement, women’s effectiveness, election of Republican candidates and increased Republican voter registration. •New China Buffet 1720 N.W. Ninth St., Corvallis. 11:45 a.m. fourth Monday City Club of Corvallis Email: info@cityclubofcorvallis.org www.cityclubofcorvallis.org A nonpartisan organization that explores community issues to increase understanding through civil discourse. Monthly programs are held from noon to 1:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month (September through June, except December), at the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis, 1112 N.W. Circle Blvd. Programs are free. Brunch is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. League of Women Voters of Corvallis 541-753-6036 Email: evensonlahm@gmail.com http://lwv.corvallis.or.us Encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Meets monthly, usually at the CorvallisBenton County Public Library, 645 N.W. Monroe Ave.; call for details. Linn County Republican Party Email: info.linn.republicans@gmail.com http://linncountyrepublicanparty.org All Republicans are invited to attend the monthly meetings. Linn County Republican Women 541-928-7745 Email: cloakley@outlook.com Active Republican women who enjoy politics and like to stay informed on issues. Meets third Wednesday; 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cascade Grill, 110 Opal St. N.E. 91


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Benton-Linn Chapter 541-758-6842 Represents the interests of retired and current federal employees at the national and state levels. • Sizzler Family Restaurant, 2148 Santiam Highway S.E., Albany Noon second Thursday (Except August) 11:30 a.m.

Professional American Association of University Women-Corvallis Branch corvallis-or.aauw.net Advances equality for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Delta Kappa Gamma Society International A professional honor society for top women educators www.dkg.org International Association of Administrative Professionals Email: carlea.freeman@oregonstate.edu Enhancing the success of career-minded administrative professionals by providing opportunities for growth through education, community building and leadership development. • Meets on second Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Check website for current programs and meeting locations. Oregon Retired Educators Association, Linn-Benton Counties Unit 18 541-928-0931 www.oreaweb.com Teachers, administrators, classified staff, board members and volunteers interested in education welcome. P.E.E.R.S. Email: driftaway.cindy@gmail.com www.corvallispeers.com Professional education enhancement referral support by and for women in business and entrepreneurs. Established in 1988. 92

Service Albany Friends of the Library 541-990-1502 library.cityofalbany.net/friends-of-thealbany-public-library Dedicated to: raising funds for library materials, programs and equipment not covered by the city budget; encouraging and fostering reading; and supporting the freedom to read since 1941. Holds several activities and runs a used book store in the main library. Albany Optimist Club 541-740-3380 Email: jim@stompainters.com Youth programs and support for social agencies that help children and youth. Sizzler Restaurant, 2148 Santiam Highway S.E., Albany Noon Tuesday • Veteran’s Day Breakfast: Nov. 11 at West Albany High School; Youth Appreciation: In March, Linn-Benton Community College. Assistance League Email: alcorvallis@comcast.net www.alcorvallis.org Provides clothing and hygiene kits to school-age children through Operation School Bell; SAT review classes; dental education and care to eligible children; teddy bears for children in traumatic situations and clothing to emergency department patients when needed. Altrusa International Inc. International organization of communityminded persons, working to improve the community and the world through service, with a focus on literacy and children. Albany 541-840-5345 Cascade Grill, 110 Opal St N.E., Albany. Call to verify location. 6 p.m. second Wednesday Corvallis 541-207-2439 Email: altrusacorvallis@yahoo.com • First Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., Corvallis Country Club Altrusa Club of Corvallis Jewelry Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12, at the Methodist Church Community Building, 12th and Jackson.

Beta Sigma Phi-Chi Chapter www.betasigmaphi.org Women’s social, cultural and service organization. Build Lebanon Trails Email: blt@buildlebanontrails.com www.lebanontrails.com or Facebook Community service organization in Lebanon working with the community to develop paved trails. The goals are to build 50 miles of paved multi-use trails within the urban growth boundary of Lebanon. See website for more information on hikes. Benton Habitat for Humanity 541-752-3354 www.bentonhabitat.org Bringing people together to make decent homes achievable for everyone in our community. Business Enterprise Center 541-758-4009 Email: thebec@thebec.com www.thebec.com Business accelerator enabling the growth of companies and start-ups in a supportive environment. Christmas Storybook Land 541-926-3888 or 541-928-4656 Email: christmasstorybookland@gmail. com christmasstorybookland.org Nonprofit organization provides a free holiday display for all ages at the Linn County Fairground from Dec. 1 through Dec. 15. Indoor forest wonderland displays more than 100 scenes of characters from nursery rhymes, fairy tales and family movies. Volunteers are needed yearround to help create and maintain scenes, and Christmas season help is needed, as well. Corvallis-Sister Cities Association Email: CorvallisSCA@gmail.com www.sistercities.corvallis.or.us The group aims to promote awareness and understanding, and to undertake activities that are beneficial to the people of both Corvallis and its sister cities, Gondar, Ethiopia and Uzhhurod, Ukraine. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Corvallis Jaycees, Corvallis Junior Chamber of Commerce 541-758-1301 Email: orstjcpres06@aol.com The organization of choice for young people ages 18 to 41, providing direction and leadership to our communities and the nation. • Avery House Nature Center, 1200 S.W. Avery Park Lane 7 p.m. first Thursday Historic Carousel & Museum 541-497-2934 503 First Ave. W., Albany www.albanycarousel.com A volunteer community effort that created a carousel in historic downtown Albany. Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Sunday. Kiwanis Club Worldwide community service organization dedicated to making communities a better place to live through service to youth and seniors. Takena Kiwanis Club, Albany 541-619-9730 • Elmer’s Restaurant, 2802 Santiam Highway S.E. 6:45 a.m. Tuesday Albany 541-223-1247 • Pop’s Branding Iron, 901 Pacific Blvd. S.E. noon Thursday Corvallis 541-231-0929 Email: oregonstatekid@gmail.com www.kiwaniscorvallis.org • Papa’s Pizza, 1030 S.W. Third St. noon Second and Fourth Wednesday Corvallis Sunrisers 541-738-2410 Email: kiwanissunrisers@comcast.net kiwanissunrisers.org *Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 N.W. Highland Drive 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Wednesdays Lebanon • Lebanon Pizza Hut, 3190 S. Santiam Hwy., Lebanon Lebanon Club, noon Tuesday OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Sweet Home • The Point Restaurant, 6305 Main St., Sweet Home Sweet Home Club, noon Wednesday Lions Club Promotes and participates in various local community service efforts, especially youth projects and programs that improve sight and hearing for individuals both locally and internationally. East Albany 541-928-0987 http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/albany_ east/ • Pop’s Branding Iron, 901 Pacific Blvd. S.E. East Albany Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday Corvallis • Papa’s Pizza Noon Thursdays Mid-Valley Lions 541-224-6613 Email: midvalleylions@gmail.com www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/midvalley • Elks Lodge, 1400 N.W. Ninth St. 6 p.m. first and third Wednesdays Central Linn • Halsey United Methodist Church, 611 W. Third St. 6 p.m. third Thursday Jefferson • Jefferson Community Center, 107 N. Main St. 6 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday Lebanon 541-258-8833 • Big Town Hero, 11 E. Ash St. noon second and fourth Wednesdays Mill City • Mountain Edge Café, 350 N.W. Santiam Highway 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday Philomath • Philomath Community Center Noon Wednesday Scio • Covered Bridge Coffee House, 38765 N. Main St. Noon second and fourth Tuesday Madison Avenue Task Force Email: info@MadisonAvenueTaskForce.org www.madisonavenuetaskforce.org Group seeks to enhance the pedestrian

connection between OSU and downtown Corvallis along Madison Avenue. • First Presbyterian Church, 114 S.W. Eighth St., Corvallis 4 p.m. first Tuesday (except Aug.) Morningstar Grange 311 541-926-3646 38794 Morning Star Road N.E., Millersburg Email: dshdeck@aol.com Family fraternal/community service organization with roots in agriculture that promotes wellbeing of rural and smalltown communities. Meets first Tuesday, 6 p.m. potluck with business meeting at 7 p.m. Social night fourth Saturday. Card and game night in months with fifth Saturday. Call for time and location. OSU Craft Center 541-737-2937 Email: susan.bourque@oregonstate.edu http://sli.oregonstate.edu/craft Arts facility offering classes and open studios in ceramics, woodworking, glass, photography, jewelry & more. OSU/Student Experience Center 2251 SW Jefferson St., Corvallis. Open 1 to 10 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. OSU Folk Club http://oregonstate.edu/osufolk Faculty women and wives united in friendship and service. Owns and operates the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop. Meeting dates vary; check website. OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop 144 N.W. Second St., Corvallis http://oregonstate.edu/osufolk/ Consigned/donated clothing, household items and more. Proceeds fund Oregon State University scholarships and community grants. Quilts from Caring Hands 541-286-8831 Email: mail@quiltsfromcaringhands.com www.quiltsfromcaringhands.com Makes and donates cheerful quilts to children at risk in the Benton-Linn-Marion county area. 922 Circle Blvd., Suite 160, PMB #238, Corvallis (Mailing address) 93


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Philomath Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Mill Rd., 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday Rebounders Booster Club 541-737-1128 Email: brian.pecor@oregonstate.edu www.osubeavers.com (select Women’s Basketball) OSU women’s basketball fans who want to be involved and support the program through activities, membership fees, fundraising, community outreach and events (Oct. through May) related to the basketball schedule. Oregon Mid-Valley Road Race 541-497-1512 Email: ormidvalleyrr@gmail.com www.omroadrace.org Fun and fitness before feasting! Benefits Lions and local charities. • Thanksgiving day (8 a.m. North Albany Village Plaza) Rotary Club Worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian services, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, helps build goodwill and peace in the world and serves their communities. Albany www.rotaryofalbany.org • Pop’s Branding Iron, 901 Pacific Blvd. S.E. Noon, Thursdays Greater Albany www.greateralbanyrotary.org Noon, Mondays Sweet Home LBCC Center, 1661 Long St., Sweet Home 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays Corvallis • Greater Corvallis Rotary Club, noon Friday www.rotarygreatercorvallis.org Corvallis Country Club, 1850 S.W. Whiteside Drive. • Corvallis Rotary Club, 11:45 a.m. Thursday www.corvallisrotary.org Corvallis Country Club, 1850 S.W. Whiteside Drive • Corvallis Morning Rotary Club, 7 a.m. Wednesday Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 N.W. Highland Drive. www.corvallismorningrotary.org Lebanon 541-259-1201 94

www.lebanonoregon.rotary.org • Santiam Place, 139 S. Main St, Noon Wednesday Soroptimist International Worldwide classified service organization for women meeting community needs through financial and/or volunteer assistance. Albany 541-928-7334 Email: siofalbany@gmail.com www.sialbany.org • Pings Garden Restraunt 1206 9th Ave. S.E. Noon third Tuesday (Except Sept. & Dec) Zonta Club of Corvallis 541-754-6237 Email: zontacorvallis.org www.zontacorvallis.org Local and international organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service, advocacy, local scholarships and grants. • Adair Clubhouse, 6097 N.E. Ebony Lane, Adair Village 11:45 a.m. first Tuesday Willamette Nutrition Source, LLC 541-207-7205 744 N.W. 4th St., Corvallis Email: TSWaterhouse@gmail.com www.willamettenutritionsource.com Private practice devoted to best evidencebased practices for treatment of eating disorders.

Social Albany Women’s Connection 541-760-6720 Email: sharon_enger@msn.com Fellowship open to all women with monthly meetings featuring special themes, guest speakers, music and brunch. Cost: $12. 10 to 11:45 a.m. second Wednesday. Phoenix Inn, 3410 Spicer Dr., Albany Albany United Methodist Women 541-928-3505 Organizes fundraisers to benefit local missions including a holiday bazaar and crafts and baked goods at Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. • First United Methodist Church, 1115 28th Ave. S.W.

Alpine Community Center 541-847-6028 Email: info@alpinecommunity.net www.alpinecommunity.net A wide variety of programs to strengthen and unite the community through arts, education and economic development. American Association of University Women Open to all (including men) who hold at least an associates or equivalent, baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university. Advances equality for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. http://aauw-or.aauw.net/branch-locator/ albany/ Corvallis-Albany Lavender Women 541-609-8420 http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ corvallislavenderwomyn News, support and social events for LGBTQ+ women in Linn and Benton counties. Friendship Force of Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley 541-230-5336 Email: johnwolcott@mail.com www.fforegon.org Friendship Force International exists in over 60 countries with over 300 clubs. The club does foreign and domestic home stays to promote world peace. Meets 2 p.m. third Sunday. See web page for location. Military Officers Club of Corvallis 541-758-6842 Email: rainbolt@comcast.net Fosters fraternal relations among current, former and retired officers of the uniformed services. Protects the interests of uniformed service personnel. • Corvallis Country Club, 1850 S.W. Whiteside Drive 6 p.m. third Wednesday (except Nov. and Dec.) Spring Hill Women’s Association The social club focuses on a variety of activities and events throughout the year, as well as community service projects. The OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS social aspect of the club involves many fun activities and ongoing monthly groups. The club has a current membership of 140 women Info: Sue Cammack, 541-926- 8458 or cammackchuck@aol.com.The Spring Hill Women’s Association joins the mis-sion of “A Caring Partnership” with the goal of supporting people in our community who have cancer as they navigate the period of dignosis, treament and recovery. Events are held throut the year to raise funds for these individuals and ensuring that 100 percent of the funds stay in our community. Women in the Wind, Northern Women Chapter 541-924-2453 http://freewebs.com/witw-nw Local chapter of national organization dedicated to uniting women motorcyclists and promoting a positive image. Monthly meetings and rides on second Sunday. Willamette Sams 541-928-3751 A club for RV owners who enjoy camping on weekends from Mar. through Nov. Also meet at 7 p.m. the second Wed. of each month at the Albany United Methodist Church, 1115 28th Ave. S.W.

Sports Albany Women’s Golf Association 541-752-3321 Email: weberm72.75@gmail.com Women wishing to join a golf league and have fun. All abilities are welcomed. Season runs April through November, and the club tees off every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Golf Club of Oregon, 905 Springhill Drive N.W. in Albany. Benton Bowmen Archery Club 541-753-3729 Email: bentonbow@juno.com www.bentonbowmen.com A family-friendly archery club with a 50acre outdoor range and winter indoor shooting. Check website for events and more information. Heart of the Valley Runners 541-754-0441 www.hotvrunners.com OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Supports all levels of runners in their fitness and performance goals. See website for runs and workouts.

Veterans American Legion Post No. 10 541-926-0127 The club is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, and Sunday 10-5. Offers help for veterans in need; Honor Guard offers military rites. • Albany Post 10,1215 Pacific Blvd. S.E. Post meetings, 7 p.m. second Monday (Sept. through May) Public bingo, noon Sunday. Auxiliary meetings, 7p.m., Second Monday. All-you-can-eat breakfast, 9 to 12 a.m. Saturday; $8. PALS Dinner, 5 to 6 p.m. third Friday. Call for time and place of blood drives. American Legion Corvallis Post 11 541-924-9085 Email: vetstuff@comcast.net Organization of veterans who served during wars and conflicts. Elks Lodge, 1400 N.W. 9th St., Auxiliary meets 11:30 a.m. Second Monday. Sept. through June at Izzys 2475 N.W. 9th St. American Legion, Santiam Post No. 51 541-451-1351 Serves veterans and their families, children, youth and the community. Open to honorably discharged war veterans. • Lebanon Legion Hall, 480 S. Main St. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday 7 p.m. third Tuesday (Sept. to June) AMVETS American Veterans supporting veterans, widows and their children, active in community service. Albany 541-924-9085 • VFW Hall, 1469 Timber St. S.E. Post 15 meetings and auxiliary, 6 p.m. first Wednesday Sweet Home 541-367-4435 • VFW Hall, 850 Main St. Post 13 meetings, 7 p.m. second Tuesday

Disabled American Veterans Willamette Chapter No. 17 541-990-5163 www.dav.org Gives aid and support to hospitalized and disabled veterans and their families. • VFW Post 584, 1469 Timber St. S.E., Albany 1 p.m. second Tuesday Veterans Commemoration Association 541-981-2390 www.albanyveteransdayparade.org Email: albanyveteransdayparade@gmail. com Organizers of Albany’s Veterans Day Parade, Veteran’s of the Year banquet and memorial service. Group meets at 6 p.m. second Thursday at Albany Eagles, 127 Broadalbin St. N.W. • Veteran’s Day Parade (11 a.m. Nov. 11, downtown Albany) • American Legion Post 10 1215 Pacific Blvd S.W. 6 p.m. Second Tuesday Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 584 Linn Post No. 584 and Auxiliary 541-928-7925 Offers help for hospitalized and needy veterans and their families; sponsors high school Voice of Democracy scholarship and Patriots Pen youth essay competition; and helps with community Christmas basket program. • VFW Post 584, 1469 Timber St. S.E., Albany 7 p.m. third Thursday Veterans for Peace, Chapter 132 Email: info@vfpcorvallis.org www.vfpcorvallis.org Dedicated to raising awareness of the costs of war and seeking peaceful, effective alternatives. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 585 A nonprofit organization promoting the camaraderie, welfare, health and knowledge for the Vietnam-era veteran. • Big Town Hero 11 E. Ash St. 6 p.m. First Tuesday, Lebanon. 95


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ommunities in the mid-Willamette Valley strive to be family-friendly. After all, nearly a quarter of the population in Linn and Benton counties is 18 or younger. From an emphasis on supporting education to the sports and recreational opportunities available here and the wide variety of youth activities offered all year long, it is obvious that mid-valley residents care about their children. The following organizations and programs aim to serve youths of all ages, from infants to high school graduates. In addition to the information listed below, be on the lookout for special sections such as Early Years and Summer in the City, which are published annually by the Corvallis GazetteTimes and Albany Democrat-Herald and provide even more resources for families. 96

Community Programs BENTON COUNTY Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis 1112 N.W. Circle Blvd. 541-757-1909 www.bgccorvallis.org Office hours 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday During the school year, the club is open from 2:45 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 1:30 to 6 p.m. Friday. A free daily dinner is available to all members. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The 40,000-square-foot Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis offers clubhouse activities for children ages 5 to 18 and features two separate gyms, an art center, games area, computer lab, digital design center,

middle school teen center, high school teen center, and study lounges for elementary, middle and high-school age youth. The club also offers team sports programs, summer club from June through August, non-school day programs from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and a children’s dental clinic. For those parents who desire an afterschool program at their child’s school, the club offers a licensed child-care program, STARS, from after school to 6 p.m. at most elementary schools. For membership costs and fees, see the website. Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department 1310 S.W. Avery Park Drive 541-766-6918 OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS www.corvallisoregon.gov Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, except holidays. Corvallis residents receive catalogs twice a year in the mail during the year detailing the many fall/winter and spring/summer activities sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department for preschoolers through adults. (The catalogs are also available online.) Programs cater to a variety of interests from performing arts to sports and fitness. The department also hosts several field trips, especially during the summer, and special events including the annual children’s parade and Penny Carnival. Corvallis Parks and Recreation Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) 1310 SW Avery Park Drive Students from many of the Benton County middle and high schools come together each school year to complete a variety of service projects through the local Youth Volunteer Corps chapter. From helping at the Children’s Halloween party to raking leaves for seniors and those with disabilities to helping at the animal shelter, these one-time volunteer experiences give youth a chance to help meet our community’s needs. For more information, contact Kiaya Melton at kiaya.melton@corvallisoregon.gov or 541-766-6467. Philomath Youth Activities Club 421 S. 19th St. 541-929-4040 www.philomath-youth-activities-club. org Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Clubhouse is open for fourth to eighth graders from after school until 6 p.m. on school days. The club’s 6000-square-foot building offers foosball, pool, air hockey, homework assistance, a computer lab, arts/crafts, an indoor basketball court, and a free snack each day. The organization also offers a certified after school childcare program (STARS) for kindergarten through 12 years old, in addition to various youth team sports, recreational activities and Fun in The Sun Summer Day Camp. Fees vary by activity. No child will be denied access to programs because of inability to pay. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Financial assistance is available for program/registration costs. Check the website for more details on all of the club’s programs.

LINN COUNTY Albany Parks and Recreation 333 Broadalbin St. S.W. 541-917-7777 www.albanyparksandrecreation.org Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday Residents receive a different catalog each quarter of the year detailing the many programs and activities sponsored by Albany Parks and Recreation. Online registration is now available on the website. The department offers various sports programs, classes, day camps and special events for preschoolers through teens, including the popular family River Rhythms concerts in Monteith Riverpark during the summer. Boys & Girls Club of Albany 1215 Hill St. S.E. 541-926-6666 www.bgc-albany.org The afterschool program runs from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 2:30 to 6 p.m. Friday; summer hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Office hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed for major holidays and open for most nonschool days. Accommodate with early release and school closure days. The Albany club features five full-sized gymnasiums, classrooms, concessions and three computer and educational labs. It offers seasonal activities for kids of all ages, including coed soccer, volleyball, basketball, track, baseball and softball, plus free meals and snacks for kids, after-school programs, summer day camps (including those focusing on sports and computer and education skills) and teen nights. The annual membership fee is $25 per child. Parent orientation is required. Summer membership is $50 per week. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam Lebanon 305 S. Fifth St. 541-258-7105

www.bgcgreatersantiam.org The Business Office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; dropin hours for children during the school year run from 2:45 to 6:30 p.m. Drop-in hours during the summer are from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A summer day camp is offered on a weekly basis through the end of August from 7:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday at $15 per day per child (breakfast is included). After noon, members can come to the club for free (lunch and snack and a variety of activities are included). The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam sponsors seasonal activities for youth of various ages, including a variety of team sports. The club also has a game room, art room, S.T.E.M. lab, tech lab and an imagination station. The annual membership fee is $30 per child. The membership year begins Sept. 1 and runs through Aug. 31. Sweet Home 890 18th Ave. 541-367-6421 www.bgcgreatersantiam.org Open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Sweet Home club offers most of the same activities and seasonal sports that the Albany and Lebanon clubs offer. Membership costs are $30 per year per child. Membership year begins Sept. 1. Mid-Willamette Family YMCA 3201 Pacific Blvd. SW Albany, OR 97321 Open Monday-Thursday 5 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 5 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday noon-6 p.m. The Mid-Willamette Family YMCA is a values-based organization with a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The new YMCA has two full-sized gyms, two racquetball courts, a family fun pool complete with water slide and lazy river, a 6-lane lap pool, two group fitness class studios, and an expanded weights and cardio center. The new weights and cardio center is equipped with brand new Matrix machines that allow you to track your workouts, listen to music, and surf the internet. We also offer personal training and health coaching programs. In addition, 97


ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS the YMCA has child care for kids 8 weeks to 13 years old, preschool classes, youth sports, swimming lessons, and many other fantastic programs. The day pass rate is $5 for youth, $10 for young adults ages 18-24, $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $25 for families. Monthly memberships range from $37 to $125. Visit us on the web at ymcaalbany. org, call us at 541-926-4488, or stop by.

Educational 4-H Youth Program Benton County 4077 S.W. Research Way, Corvallis 541-766-6750 http://extension.oregonstate.edu/ benton/4h Email: Kelly.cotter@oregonstate.edu Office hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon-Fri. Linn County 33630 McFarland Rd., Tangent 541-967-3871 http://extension.oregonstate.edu/linn A positive youth development program for youth ages 5-19, who develop leadership, communication and community service skills. Sponsored by the Oregon State University Extension Service. 4-H runs from Oct.1-Sept. 30 of each year. Avery House Nature Center 1200 Avery Park Drive 541-758-6198 www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org Nature education programs for youth and their families based in the Avery House at the edge of Avery Park in Corvallis. The center offers classes for preschoolers, summer day camps, in-service programs and field trips during the school year, plus family nature walks/programs in the spring and fall. Avery House also has live animal exhibits and can be hired to host small parties; call for a detailed schedule. Community Before & After School Child Care Program (CAP) 250 Broadalbin Street SW, Suite 255, Albany Office Hours: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Phone: 541-967-9322 www.cap.peak.org “Providing Safe, Affordable and Quality Child Care for Albany’s Elementary Age 98

Children Since 1988!” CAP is the only state certified and licensed after-school child care program in Albany offering care before school starting at 6:45 a.m. and after school until 6 p.m. CAP also offers all-day care from 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. for vacation days, including summer, to every socio-economic level in the community. In partnership with the Greater Albany Public School District, CAP serves all 15 elementary schools at 8 site locations. Additionally, CAP is a peanut, tree nut, and seafood free program accommodating children with severe food allergies. Find the program on Facebook at “Community Before & After School Program.” Community Services Consortium 541-928-6335 (Albany) 541-752-1010 (Corvallis) www.communityservices.us Programs include Linn Benton Food Share, utility and rental assistance, weatherization, plus work training for youth ages 14 to 24, alternative schooling, YouthBuild and the CSC Youth Garden. Currently, adult and dislocated worker job search assistance and work training is provided only in Linn County. Destination Imagination OREGON WEBSITE: www.oregondi.org Donna Dreis (donna@oregondi.org), Director Simon Dodd (simon@oregondi.org), Director NATIONAL WEBSITE: www.destinationimagination.org LOCAL CONTACT IN CORVALLIS/ALBANY: Karen Anderson: oregondi@comcast.net, 541-760-1546 The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students’ creativity, courage and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts and service learning. Students K-12 form teams of 2-7 members and meet, usually outside the school day, to collaboratively solve one challenge and learn skills using Instant Challenges. Each challenge is designed to engage a student’s curiosity to explore emerging opportunities that will shape our future workforce.

Teams may be formed by schools, community or faith-based organizations, or individuals who see the value of project based learning for their students. Solutions are presented at a tournament in early March. Training and support provided. First Robotics Team 1359 Email: frcteam1359@gmail.com www.scalawags.org Visit the Facebook page: FRC Team 1359 Inspiring interest and excitement in science and technology combined with high-energy competitions. Meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; message the FRC team for location. Mid-Valley PTSA (Parent-TeacherStudent-Association) 541-259-4778 Email: midvalleyptsa@gmail.com http://oregonpta.org Follow on Facebook Meets at 6 p.m. third Tuesday of odd numbered months (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.) at Elmer’s Restaurant, 2802 Santiam Highway SE, Albany. OSU Precollege Programs 541-737-9424 precollege.oregonstate.edu Oregon State University offers a full range of programs for kids in kindergarten through high school designed to open pathways to higher education though academic opportunities. OSU Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences (SMILE) 541-737-0534 http://smile.oregonstate.edu This enrichment program is for educationally underserved youth in partner communities in Oregon. Parents for Education Plus (PE+) 541-307-0022 P.O. Box 1952, Corvallis, OR 97339 Email: parents4educationplus@gmail. com Nonprofit volunteer organization interested in providing quality educational programs for children. STEM Academy 541-737-8139 OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS Email: STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu http://stemacademy.oregonstate.edu STEM Academy at OSU offers educational enrichment opportunities that provide K-12 youth a direct connection to the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Programs include summer camps, after-school science clubs, workshops and inschool outreach programs. Classes are small, hands-on, informal and project-oriented, and open to all interested students. The program enlists community professionals and OSU faculty and students to share their facilities, equipment and expertise in all of their programming. Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) 541-753-0822 www.getsmartoregon.org The weekly reading program is for students in preschool through third grade in elementary schools. Willamette Nutrition Source, LLC 744 N.W. Fourth St., Corvallis 541-207-7205 Email: TSWaterhouse@gmail.com www.willamettenutritionsource.com Private practice devoted to best evidencebased practices for treatment of eating disorders.

LEADERSHIP Boy Scouts of America Youth organization for boys 7 to 18 and coed organization for boys and girls ages 14 to 21 emphasizing leadership skills, personal growth and skill development through hands-on educational experiences, service, outdoor activities, friendship and fun. Benton County 541-485-4433 www.otcbsa.org Linn County 503-226-3423 www.cpcbsa.org Camp Fire Wilani 541-342-6338 www.wilanicouncil.org The youth clubs and camps promote selfesteem and self-reliance among students in kindergarten through high school. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Cub Scout Pack 322/Boy Scout Troop 322/Venture Crew 322 The Scouting family serves boys from 1st grade through age 20 and girls from ages 14-20. Boys in 1st through 5th grade are encouraged to join the Cub Scout Pack which meets every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. Boys ages 11-18 may join the Boy Scout Troop which meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Venture Crew is for all youth ages 14-20 with a focus on youth-driven high-adventure activities. Meetings for all three units occur at St. Mary’s Church in Downtown Albany. For more information, please call the Committee Chair, Leta Howell, at 541-9711105 or email letahowell@gmail.com. Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington 800-522-8772 girlscoutsosw.org 800-338-5248 girlscoutsosw.org/join At Girl Scouts, girls in grades K-12 make friendships that last a lifetime while discovering the world around them, connecting with others, and taking action to make a positive difference. Adult volunteers provide safe and nurturing small group environments for Girl Scouts to have a blast exploring what it means to be a Gogetter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader. International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, St. Marys Assembly #16 541-231-3701 Email: Hill.Hobbit@gmail.com www.oregonrainbow.org Meets at 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at the Corvallis Masonic Hall, 306 SW Madison, Corvallis. Rainbow is a service organization that teaches girls ages 12 to 20 leadership and organizational skills while building life-long friendships and serving the community. Rainbow gets girls ready for life! International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, Promise Pledge Group 541-231-3701 Email: pdst.coach@gmail.com www.oregonrainbow.org Meets at 4 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of the month at the Corvallis Masonic Hall, 306 SW Madison, Corvallis.

Rainbow Pledge serves young girls (ages 6 to 11), preparing them to serve their community and take up leadership roles. Rainbow Pledge teaches girls that their actions make a difference and that helping others is fun. Philomath Scout Lodge, Inc. P.O. Box 662, Philomath, OR 97370 541-929-7619 Email: psli@peak.org www.philomathscoutlodge.org The lodge is a community meeting place situated on 58 secluded acres, where wildlife abound in a natural setting. It is available for weddings, corporate trainings/meetings, memorials and community and youth groups. The facility includes indoor space(s) to accommodate between 16 and 299 people, a sports field, hiking and viewing trails, a covered stage and sheltered picnic areas. Call to schedule a tour.

PRESCHOOL Corvallis Community Children’s Center CCCC has been serving the community for almost 50 years. Each center provides developmentally appropriate activities in a safe and nurturing environment that enhances the growth and learning of each child. Care is provided for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Growing Oaks Center: 4000 S.W. Western Blvd. 541-207-3122 growingoaks@corvallischildcare.org Lancaster Center: 3285 N.E. Oxford Circle 541-753-0191 lancaster@corvallischildcare.org Corvallis Environmental Center: Avery House NaturePlay Pre-School Avery House Nature Center, 1200 SW Avery Park Lane, Corvallis 541-758-6198 Email: ahnc@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org AHNC programs promote having fun in nature while absorbing scientific concepts through activities, adventures, games, exploring, and art. Mornings (3-5 yrs.): 9 a.m.-Noon Mon99


ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS day through Friday, or either Monday, Wednesday and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday; pre-care at 8-9 a.m. and lunch at 12-12:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per day. Afternoons (4-6 yrs.): 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; optional lunch at 12-12:30 p.m. Cost is $200 per month. Corvallis Indoor Park First Presbyterian Church, 114 S.W. Eighth St. Email: corvallisindoorpark@gmail.com http://corvallisindoorpark.org A parent cooperative that provides indoor, unstructured play areas for infants through kindergarten-age children under the supervision of their parents. Playtimes on weekdays are 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. from Oct. to June. The park is open to members only. Early Learning Center First United Methodist Church 1115 28th Ave. S.W., Albany 541-928-4363 Email: lori@albanymethodist.org Open 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday A non-profit Christian year-round child care program — at quarter-, half- and full-time — for kids ages 2½ to 5. First Christian Pre-Primary School & Speech and Language Program 432 Ferry St. S.W., Albany 541-917-1931 fcpreprimary.org Email: firstchristianprimary@gmail.com Preschool classes 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Preschool opportunity for 3- to 5-yearolds, including a speech and language enhancement class. Kidco Head Start Kidco Head Start is a tuition free infant/toddler and preschool program that serves families from Linn, Benton, and Marion Counties with children ages 0-5. Enrollment is based on age, income, and special need. Kidco’s infant/toddler program serves pregnant mothers/expecting families and families with children up to 36 months of age. Program options include center-based and home-based. The preschool program serves families with 100

children who turn 3 years old on or before September 1st. Program options are center-based and are either full-day or partday classroom schedules. All Kidco locations provide social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development for the children as well as health and nutrition services. As a twogeneration program, Kidco also provides Parenting Education, job skill building for parents, Family Nights, assistance to families in connecting with and utilizing community resources, and opportunities for parents to act as a partner with Kidco assisting in daily operations as well as program decision-making. Preschool centers are located in Corvallis, Crawfordsville (also serving Brownsville), Sweet Home, Lebanon, Albany, Corvallis, Philomath, Jefferson, and Harrisburg (also serving Monroe). The infant/toddler program has centers in Corvallis, Albany, and Sweet Home and home-based programs in Corvallis, Albany, Sweet Home, and Lebanon. Visit our website at kidcoheadstart.org or call us at 541-451-1581 for more information on applying for the program or for information on partnering with Kidco. LBCC Parent/Child Classes 541-917-4899 - Family Connections Email: vanwhyd@linnbenton.edu www.linnbenton.edu/parenting-education Linn-Benton Community College offers a variety of “Live and Learn” courses for parents/caregivers and children up to 5 years old with information, activities, songs and games focused on supporting young children’s development in a number of Linn and Benton county locations. LBCC Parent Cooperative Preschools 541-917-4899 - Family Connections Email: vanwhyd@linnbenton.edu www.linnbenton.edu/parenting-education Preschool Cooperative for families and their 3, 4 & 5 year olds. Preschool activities foster growth, development and school readiness. Adults attend evening sessions and take turns assisting the teacher in the preschool. Parents expand their knowledge of parenting, and practice guidance and communication techniques.

Little Beavers Preschool 541-754-8899 Email: growingup@littlebeaverspreschool.com www.littlebeaverspreschool.com Quality educational programs in a loving, homelike environment. Curriculum strengthens school-readiness skills. We are state certified and open year-round, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Maple Lawn Preschool 1950 Salem Ave. S.E., Albany 541-917-7755 www.albanyparksandrecreation.org Preschool operated by the Albany Parks and Recreation Department, which serves children ages 3 to 5 by focusing on group interaction and skill building. Old Mill Center Integrated Preschool 541-757-8068 www.oldmillcenter.org 1650 S.W. 45th Place, Corvallis A unique, highly rated preschool for all children ages 3 to 6. Five-star rated through Oregon’s Early Learning Division. Those with special needs learn alongside children who are typically developing; enrollment available all year round including summer programming. OSU Child Development Center/Oregon Head Start Prekindergarten Program 541-737-2516 Email: kathleen.mcdonnell@oregonstate. edu Offers programs for community and Head Start eligible families with children age 3 (by Sept. 1) to 5 years old (kindergarteneligible). Children with special needs are welcome. Meets from 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday through Friday Sundborn Children’s House Montessori Independent School 541-924-9480 1015 7th Ave. S.E., Albany Email: info@sundborn.org sundborn.org Secure, stable community offering a rich research-proven early learning environment for children ages 2½ through 6. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS Service Morning Star Grange 311 541-926-2266 or 541-926-3646 38794 Morning Star Road N.E., Millersburg Email: dshdeck@aol.com Family fraternal/community service organization with roots in agriculture that promotes well-being of rural and smalltown communities. Meets at 6 p.m. first Tuesday for potluck, followed by a business meeting at 7 p.m. Social night fourth Saturday. Call for time and location. The Grange hosts a Community Garage Sale, Craft & Flea Market two times a year (May & August), has a spring & fall dinner, a Halloween Party and a Haunted House in October (7 days), and a December Holiday Bazaar. Philomath Lions Club Meetings: Every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. from Labor Day through mid-July at the Benton County Historical Museum Annex, 1101 Main Street, Philomath Goals: The primary focus of the club is on sight and hearing by paying for eye exams, glasses and hearing tests for people in need and by conducting eye exams for children in all Philomath area schools. The other focus is on financially supporting community and school groups and activities with funds derived from six major fundraising events.

Social Corvallis Young Life 503-887-5436 (middle school/high school); 971-322-9358 (middle school); 541-231-5287 (high school); 503-2503703 (college) www.midvalley.younglife.org Christian organization featuring weekly, monthly and seasonal events for middle school through college students.

Sports & Recreation Albany Aquatic Association 541-981-8339 Email: coachrex@comcast.net Albany Community Pool, 2150 36th Ave. S.E. www.albanyaquaticassoc.com OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Year-round competitive swim team for youth 6 years and older, with experienced coaches. Practices are 4-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Two seasons: Mid-Sept. to mid-March is short-course yards; April through midAug. is long-course meters. American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Region 870 www.ayso870.org AYSO Region 870 Serves the Youth of Linn County and North Albany, with teams based in Albany, Lebanon, Sweet Home, and Brownsville/Halsey. Fall and spring games are held at Timber-Linn Park in Albany, Cheadle Lake Park in Lebanon, and Central Linn Elementary in Halsey from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Signing up before teams are formed in mid to late July is recommended. Benton County American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Adams Elementary School Soccer Fields, 1615 SW 35th Street Email: ayso149@corvallisayso.org https://www.corvallisayso.org/ A nationwide volunteer-run non-profit that delivers quality youth soccer in a fun, family environment. Fall & spring games are Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Corvallis Aquatic Team 541-766-6306 www.corvallisaquaticteam.org Swim team offering year-round professional instruction, training and opportunities for competition to Willamette Valley athletes of all ages, abilities and interest levels. Programs available at Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis and Clemens Community Pool in Philomath. Corvallis Sports Park 175 S.W. Twin Oaks Circle 541-757-0776 Email: kimberlyleamy@corvallissportspark.com www.corvallissportspark.com Year-round, multi-use facility that provides a safe and fun place to play sports. Lebanon Community Swim Club 541-451-8551 Email: lebanonpool@yahoo.com www.lebanoncommunityswimclub.com

LCS is a youth swim team offering competitive swimming opportunities for girls and boys ages 6 and older. Swim practice times vary depending on age group. Groups meet at the Lebanon Community Swimming Pool. Lil’ Kickers Child Development Program 541-757-0776 www.corvallissportspark.com A soccer development program for kids ages 1½ to 9 years old. Corvallis Sports Park, 175 S.W. Twin Oaks Circle The Little Gym of Corvallis 958 N.W. Circle Blvd., Suite A 541-753-0950 Email: tlgcorvallisor@thelittlegym.com www.thelittlegym.com/corvallisor Fun, noncompetitive gymnastics, sports, karate and dance classes. Ages 4 months to 12. Parent/child classes are available too.

LITTLE LEAGUE Mid-Valley Little League Email: registration@midvalleylittleleague.org www.midvalleylittleleague.org Mid-Valley Little League is a youth baseball and softball program, open to boys and girls ages 4-14 who reside in Albany, Lebanon, Sweet home, Scio, Lacomb, Tangent, Millersburg, Halsey and Shedd. For seasons, registrations and boundary requirements, visit the website. Mid-Valley Little League is organized and chartered under Little League International, the country’s largest youth baseball and softball organization. Speak with a league representative for specific levels of participation. Mid-Valley Little League is a local non-profit organization. Your support is greatly appreciated. Corvallis Little League Email: info.officer@corvallislittleleague. com www.corvallislittleleague.com Youth baseball and softball programs with several different instructional and competitive divisions for ages 5 to 13. The regular season runs from spring into summer. A fall season is also offered for ages 8 and 101


ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS up, which begins in mid-August and runs through the end of October. Oregon Ki Society, Corvallis Dojo 535 N.W. Fourth St., Corvallis 541-757-2746 www.oregonki.org Provides training in Ki Development, KiAikido and personal Kiatsu® to the communities served. The Oregon Ki Society has had a dojo in Corvallis since 1978. Free introductory lessons are available for children, teens and adults.

OSU IMPACT Oregon State University, 123 Women’s Building, Corvallis 541-737-2176 Email: Rena.Thayer@oregonstate.edu Health.oregonstate.edu/impact For children with special needs. The program focuses on physical fitness, motor skills and aquatic skills. Meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Fridays during the academic school year, and 9:30 to 11 a.m. during the summer months. OSU KidSpirit Program 541-737-5437 kidspirit.oregonstate.edu Join KidSpirit year round for gymnastics and archery programs; or on no-school day, join the dynamic staff at ACES mini day camps. Plan a special event, such as a birthday party, with rock climbing, art, or games in the many KidSpirit Facilities. KidSpirit is a fabulous place to explore and create. Timberhill Tennis Club 2775 N.W. 29th St., Corvallis 541-753-1043 www.timberhilltennis.com Junior Classes are available at the member-owned tennis club, with six indoor and two outdoor tennis courts. Adult instructional courses also are offered; the club sometimes hosts tournaments.

THE ARTS ACT YouThespians Albany Civic Theater 111 Front Ave. S.W. 541-928-4603 Website: albanycivic.org (click “YouThes102

pians”) Theatrical training onstage and off for youth from fourth grade to age 18. The Arts Center 700 SW Madison Ave. 541-754-1551 http://theartscenter.net Creative play arts experiences engage hearts and minds and allow imaginations to grow. Second Saturday Art Days each month, 1-4 p.m. in the Main Gallery. Classes and camps for youth, sessions for home-schoolers, No School Day Camps and Summer Arts & Culture Camps. Arts education residencies enhance learning in public schools in Linn and Benton counties. ART Through the Ages Craft Center, 2251 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. 541-737-2937 Email: craftcenter@oregonstate.edu sli.oregonstate.edu/craft/summerartcamp Half-Day Summer Arts camp for grades 6-9 at the OSU Craft Center. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 9-20, 2018. Register through kidspirit@oregonstate.edu. Cascade Performing Arts Center 800 Harrison St., Lebanon 541-258-2572 Year-round weekly classes and performance opportunities in tap, jazz, ballet, square dancing, adult fitness, tumbling, lyrical and hip-hop. Corvallis Youth Symphony Association 541-766-4903 Email: cysassoc@peak.org www.cysassoc.org A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing students in grades 3-12 with opportunities for exceptional musical experiences. Signups, auditions and contacts throughout the year for students in the mid-valley. Creative Development Benton Center, 757 N.W. Polk Ave., Corvallis 541-917-4899 www.linnbenton.edu/parenting-education Weekly class with an emphasis on creative

activities for ages 2½ to 5 and their parents during the school year. Elementary Strings Program 541-766-4903 Email: cysassoc@peak.org www.cysassoc.org/es Provides beginning instruction in violin, viola and cello at local elementary schools. Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir 541-738-7888 www.HVCChoirs.com Choral singing and performance with music education, theory, and fun for grades two to 12. Runs from September to June with weekly rehearsals. For more information or a voice placement appointment, please contact us at hvccoffice@ gmail.com. Kindermusik 541-929-3771 Email: teacher_sue@comcast.net www.kindermusik.com Music and movement program for children from 18 months through age 7. Classes run September through May. Summer program runs June to July. Classes are held at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 333 N.W. 35th Street, Corvallis. Willamette Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble 541-990-4554 Chamber orchestra composed of students in third through eighth grade in private, public and home schools throughout the Willamette Valley. Auditions held twice a year, weekly rehearsals and two concerts. Rehearsals start at the end of September. Year-round Story Times 541-917-7583 http://library.cityofalbany.net/kidshome-page/story-times/ Stories, songs and rhymes for kids of all ages. • Albany Downtown Carnegie Library, 302 Ferry St. S.W. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday • Albany Main Library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E. Various times, Monday through Friday. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Abbey Moan, 11, of Riddle, Oregon, shows off a tagged rainbow trout that she caught at Clear Lake. Of the 2,000 trout stocked in the lake that day, 200 were tagged with a chance for the fisherman to collect a cash reward after calling in the tag. -Photo by: Mark Ylen

Calendar Of Events OCTOBER 2017 6: Corvallis Folklore Society Old Blind Dogs program, Whiteside Theatre. Info: www.corvallisfolklore.org 12-14: Majestic Theatre features “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 7 pm. Oct. 12, 7 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Oct. 13 and Oct. 14. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Tickets $15. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 19: Corvallis Folklore Society program featuring Bill Staines, First Methodist Church. Info: www.corvallisfolklore.org 20: Majestic Theatre comedy night featuring Sara Schaefer, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 20-Nov. 4: Albany Civic Theater presents “No Body Like Jimmy” by Burton Bumgarner. Performances at 111 First Ave. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

S.W. Information: call 541-928-4603 or go to www.albanycivic.org. 21: Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon and 8K, 9 a.m. for half marathon and 9:55 a.m. for 8K,, Cheadle Lake Park, 37919 Weirich Drive, Lebanon. Event benefits the Child Abuse Intervention Center of Benton and Linn counties. Registration information: info@runawaypumpkinhalf.org. Please note that there are no race-day signups at the park. 21: The Majestic Theater features No Offense: Improv Jam, 7 p.m. Tickets $5.. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www. majestic.org. 22: The Majestic Theater features the Reader’s Theatre production of “The 39 Steps” by Patrick Barlow, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $10-12. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-7587827 or go to www.majestic.org. 28: The Majestic Theater features The

Haunting of the Majestic, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets $3 per person, including adults. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www. majestic.org. 29: Corvallis Folklore Society program featuring Tannahill Weavers, Whiteside Theatre. Info: www.corvallisfolklore.org 29: Corvallis-OSU Symphony free concert featuring the Portland Youth Philharmonic with works by Dvorak, Chopin and Beethoven, 3 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th Street. Call 541286-5580 or go to www.cosusymphony. org

NOVEMBER 2017 2-4: Friends of the Albany Public Library annual used book sale. Friday, Nov. 3. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road E. Early bird sale Nov. 2 from 4-7 p.m. for Friends of the 103


LEISURE ACTIVITIES Library members. More than 15,000 used books, CDs and DVDs. Information: 541928-440 or Facebook.com/FriendsOfTheAlbanyPublic Library/. 3-19: The Majestic Theater presents “The Little Mermaid,” with 7:30 p.m. shows on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. shows Sundays. Tickets $10-16. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 16: Wild & Scenic Film Festival, a national environmental outdoors and adventure film festival for all ages. Whiteisde Theatre, 361 S.W. Madison Ave., Corvallis, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Information: 541753-9211, https://www.facebook.com/ events/1250922748368257 18: Albany Indoor Swap Meet. Autorelated swap meet of cars, car parts and memorabilia. 8 a.m., Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte N.E., Albany (i5/Exit 234). General admission $5, vendor spaces $30 (reservations encouraged). Parking free. Information: 541928-1218 or albanyswapmeet@comcast. net 19: The Majestic Theater features No Offense: Improv Jam, 7 p.m. Tickets $5.. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www. majestic.org. 20: Corvallis-OSU Symphony concert: our Judeo-Romano-Christian Heritage, featuring works by Mendolssohn, Bloch and Respighi, will cello soloist Anne Ridlington, 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St. Call 541-286-5580 or go to www.cosusymphony.org 26: The Majestic Theater features the Reader’s Theatre production of “Orphans” by Lyle Kessler, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $10-12. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org.

DECEMBER 2017 1: Corvallis-OSU Symphony holiday concert, 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St. Call 541-286-5580 or go to www.cosusymphony.org 1-2: 37th Annual Holiday Marketplace featuring handmade crafts, fine art and specialty foods from 75-plus Oregon artisans. Memorial Union Ballroom at Oregon State University, 26th/Jefferson. 10 104

a.m. to 6 p;m. Free. Information: 541737-2937 or holidaymarketplace@oregonstate.edu 1-5: Corvallis Nativity Festival; 4141 N.W. Harrison Blvd, Corvallis; 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily (closes at 4 p.m. on Dec. 5); Communitywide event features over 700 nativity scenes on loan from folks in the area, plus performances of music groups and puppet shows and children’s activities. Free. Information: corvallisnativityfestival.org, 1-15: Christmas Storybook Land, Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany. Free indoor forest wonderland displays more than 100 scenes of characters from nursery rhymes, fairy tales and family movies. Two model train displays, a Victorian village and Santa and Mrs. Claus. Canned food donations for Fish of Albany are encouraged. Hours 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Special hours 2-8:30 p.m. Friday Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 15. Seniors, veterans and special needs tours Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. School tours 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5-8. Information: christmasstorybookland.org, email christmasstorybookland@ gmail.com or call 541-974-5066. 1-23: Albany Civic Theater presents “Pippin” by Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz. Performances at 111 First Ave. S.W. Information: call 541-928-4603 or go to www.albanycivic.org. 2: The Majestic Theater a winter dance concert, Making Spirits Bright, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $10-12. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 9: The Majestic Theater presents Winter Wonderland, a Tart of the Valley burlesque show, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12-14. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www. majestic.org. 16: The Majestic Theater presents its Holiday Spectacular fundraiser, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12-14. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 16: Corvallis Folklore Society Winterdance program, Whiteside Theatre. Info: www.corvallisfolklore.org 17: The Majestic Theater features the Reader’s Theatre production of “It’s a

Wonderful Life, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $10-12. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 21-23: The Majestic Theater features a Celtic Solstice, 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets $16-18. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org.

JANUARY 2018 12-27: Albany Civic Theater presents “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas and Charles Morey. Performances at 111 First Ave. S.W. Information: call 541-928-4603 or go to www.albanycivic. org. 13: The Majestic Theater presents the indie-pop band Shook Twins, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $23-25. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 14: The Majestic Theater features No Offense: Improv Jam, 7 p.m. Tickets $5. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www. majestic.org. 27: The Majestic Theater features Gideon Freudmann in CelloBop, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $18-20. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 28: The Majestic Theater features the Reader’s Theatre production of “Boy” by Anna Zeigler, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $10-12. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org.

FEBRUARY 2018 3: The Majestic Theater presents and improve smackdown between 2 Towns Ciderhouse and Block 15 Brewing, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10-12. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 8: Corvallis Folklore Society program featuring Jim Malcolm, site TBA. Info: www. corvallisfolklore.org 10: The Majestic Theater presents the Pink Floyd cover band Pigs on the Wing, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $18-20. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 16-March 3: Albany Civic Theater presOUR TOWN 2017 - 18


LEISURE ACTIVITIES ents “Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney. Performances at 111 First Ave. S.W. Information: call 541-928-4603 or go to www. albanycivic.org. 16-24: The Majestic Theater presents “Steel Magnolias” by Robert Harling, evening shows at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $10-14. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic. org. 25: Corvallis Folklore Society Daimh program, Whiteside Theatre. Info: www. corvallisfolklore.org 25: Corvallis-OSU Symphony concert features Bruckner’s 7th Symphony and Beethoven’s piano concerto No. 3, with soloist Alexander Tutunov, 3 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St. Call 541-286-5580 or go to www.cosusymphony.org 25: The Majestic Theater features the Reader’s Theatre production of two oneact plays, “No Exit,” by Jean-Paul Sartre, and “Aria de Capo,” by Edna St. Vincent Millay, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $10-12. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www. majestic.org.

MARCH 2018 2: Corvallis Folklore Society program featuring John McCutcheon, First Presbyterian Church. Info: www.corvallisfolklore. org 3: The Majestic Theater presents Terpsichore, a community dance concert, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12-14. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www. majestic.org. 5: Friends of the Albany Public Library wine tasting and silent auction, Benefits children’s programs, services and materials. 5-8 p.m. main library, 2450 14th Ave. S.E. Tickets $25 (21 and older only). Ticket holders receive wine glass, appetizers, five tasting tickets, auction opportunities and prize drawings. Information: 541928-4400 or Facebook.com/Library/ Uncorked/. 10: The Majestic Theater presents an a capella night, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12-14. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www. majestic.org. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

16: Corvallis Folklore Society program featuring Gothard Sisters, Whiteside Theatre (in cooperation with the Whiteside Theatre Foundation. Info: www.corvallisfolklore.org 17: The Majestic Theater features No Class, the role playing game inspired improve show, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $5.. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic. org. 23-April 7: Albany Civic Theater presents “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. Performances at 111 First Ave. S.W. Information: call 541-928-4603 or go to www.albanycivic.org. 23: The Majestic Theater presents Flamenco Pacifico, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $2830. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 25: The Majestic Theater features the Reader’s Theatre production of “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” by Rajiv Joseph, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $10-12. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www. majestic.org.

APRIL 2018 6-7: Willamette Apprentice Ballet’s show Bravura plays at the Majestic Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $13-16. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 13: The Majestic Theater features the science theater 3,000 production of The Wasp Woman” at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $810. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 21: The Majestic Theater features No Offense: Improv Jam, 7 p.m. Tickets $5.. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www. majestic.org. 22: Corvallis Swap Meet & “Dust ’em Off” Car Show. 53rd annual swap meet and show featuring cars, car parts and memorabilia. Swap meet opens at 7 a.m., with car show starting at 9 a.m., Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 S.W. 53rd St., Corvallis. General admission $5. Parking free. Information 541-753-5179, 541926-3972 27: The Majestic Theater presents the

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 29: The Majestic Theater features the Reader’s Theatre production of “Shakespeare in Love,” adapted for the stage by Lee Hall, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $1012. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org.

MAY 2018 4-26: Albany Civic Theater presents “Annie” by Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. Performances at 111 First Ave. S.W. Information: call 541-928-4603 or go to www. albanycivic.org. 4-20: The Majestic Theater presents the musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” by Richard B. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, adapted for the stage by Jeremy Sams. Evening shows at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $10-16. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www. majestic.org. 12: Altrusa International Club of Corvallis jewelry sale. Proceeds go to service projects in the community. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Methodist Church, 12th and Jackson, Corvallis. Information: 541760-6016 or altrusacorvallis@yahoo. com 13: The Majestic Theater features No Offense: Improv Jam, 7 p.m. Tickets $5.. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic. org. 22: Corvallis-OSU Symphony concert featuring Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, 7:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St. Call 541-286-5580 or go to www.cosusymphony.org 26: The Majestic Theater presents Magic Garden, a Tart of the Valley burlesque show, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12-14. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 27: The Majestic Theater features the Reader’s Theatre production of “Sea Marks” by Gardner McKay, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $10-12. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-7587827 or go to www.majestic.org. 105


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2: The Majestic Theater features No Offense: Improv Jam, 7 p.m. Tickets $5.. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www. majestic.org. 15-30: Albany Civic Theater presents “The Fox on the Fairway” by Ken Ludwig. Performances at 111 First Ave. S.W. Information: call 541-928-4603 or go to www. albanycivic.org. 15-16: The Majestic Theater features the 27th annual Spring Celebration of Dance of Modern Dance Technique, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12-14. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org. 15-24: Chintimini Chamber Music Festival. 2018festival concerts: Friday, June 15; Tuesday, June 19; Friday, June 22; Sunday, June 24. All concerts 7:30 p.m., First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 S.W. West Hills Blvd. except the June 24 event, which is at 4 p.m. at Ashbrook Independent School. Information: www. chintimini.org, dcaldwell26@comcast. net or 541-753-2106. 19-20: Chintimini Chamber Music Children’s Concerts of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Steadfast Tin Soldier,” with music by David Mullikin. Free. June 19 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monroe Community Library; June 20: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., main library branch in Corvallis. Information: www.chintimini.org/2018concerts-children/, dcaldwell26@comcast.net or 541-753-2106. 24: The Majestic Theater features the Reader’s Theatre production of “My Old Lady” by Israel Horovitz, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $10-12. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-7587827 or go to www.majestic.org.

24-Sept. 4: Albany Civic Theater holds its summer camp Shakespeare for Kids. Performances at 111 First Ave. S.W. Information: call 541-928-4603 or go to www. albanycivic.org. 26: The Majestic Theater features the Reader’s Theatre production of “Mineola Twins” by Paula Vogel, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $10-12. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-758-7827 or go to www.majestic.org.

JULY 2018 20-Aug. 4: Albany Civic Theater presents “Bell, Book and Candle” by John Von Druten. Performances at 111 First Ave. S.W. Information: call 541-928-4603 or go to www.albanycivic.org. 24: The Majestic Theater features the Reader’s Theatre production of “Top Girls” by Caryl Churchill, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $10-12. Performances at 115 S.W. 2nd St. Information: call 541-7587827 or go to www.majestic.org. 106

Birding Corvallis Audubon Society Free bird walks at 7:30 on the second Saturday of each month from September through June. Beginners and families welcome. Benton Center parking area behind Cannery Mall, 777 N.W. Ninth st. Information: Bill Proebsting 541-7520108, proebstw@gmail.com, www.audubon,.corvallis.or.us/field_trips.shtml

Dancing Whether you like ballet, salsa dancing, ballroom dancing, belly-dancing or oldfashioned square dancing, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the midWillamette Valley to join others with the same interest. In the weekly entertainment guide, The E, published Thursdays in the Albany Democrat-Herald and Corvallis Gazette-Times, dances are listed with the most current information. The following dance clubs and organizations often sponsor public dances and are always looking for new members. Also included are several area dance schools. Country Line and Couples Dancing Weekly dance with live music and refreshments. Admission: $4 Albany Eagles Lodge 127 Broadalbin N.W. Albany 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays, contact Ernie Briggs at 541-974-0470 or esteelebr@ gmail.com 7-10 p.m. Thursday, contact Vickie Green at 541-926-1159 or Vickie@djanddance. net Pineway Golf Course 30949 Pineway Road, Lebanon 7-10 p.m. Wednesdays, contact Robyn

Buchholz at 541-259-2977 or rockinrobynsdanceanddj@yahoo.com Albany Timber Twirlers 541-926-5899 or 541-619-2848 http://www.angelfire.com/sd2/timbertwirlers Mainstream lessons, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 19, IOOF Hall, 738 Fifth Ave. S.E., Albany Timber Twirlers dance on the first and third Fridays of each month (dark in June, July and August). First Fridays: prerounds, 7:30 p.m.; mainstream square dancing, 8 p.m.; plus tip, 10 p.m. Third Fridays: plus, 7:30 p.m.; mainstream, 8 p.m.; plus tip, 10 p.m. Cascade Performing Arts Center 800 Harrison St., Lebanon Information: 541-401-9780, kaynorw@ kaynor.net http://cpac.weebly.com Ballet class for teens, tweens and adults, Wednesdays 7-8 p.m. Corvallis Academy of Ballet 108 N.W. Second St., Corvallis 541-758-0180 http://corvallisacademyofballet.com Founded in 1995, the Corvallis Academy of Ballet offers classes in classical technique, pointe, variations, men’s and partnering and also offers supplemental classes in character dance, modern dance, Chinese dance, yoga and body conditioning. Corvallis Belly Dance Performance Guild www.corvallisbellydance.org Information: Pat Spark, spark@peak.org; Sara Frazer, whobbit@hotmail.com; Tia Knight, missphantme@yahoo.com The Guild, which was founded in 1989, aims to provide a venue to foster performance, education and enjoyment of bellydance and music in Corvallis. The Guild hosts a show nearly every Wednesday at the Old World Deli, 341 S.W. Second St., Corvallis Corvallis Folklore Society Gatton Hall, First Congregational Church, 4515 West Hills Road, Corvallis Information: 541-231-0008, contras@ corvalisfolklore.org, www.corvallisfolkOUR TOWN 2017 - 18


LEISURE ACTIVITIES lore.org The Contra Dance program offers dance to live folk music on the first and third Saturdays from September to June, with lessons from 7:30 p.m. to 8, with dancing from 8-11. Corvallis Square Dancers Information: Connie or Theo 541-7547511 www.corvallissquares.com Founded in 1959, it’s a group of folks ranging in age from teens to 90-year-olds who enjoy traditional American round and square dancing to music and live callers. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 West Hills Road, Corvallis. Regular dances at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays; lessons 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Dances of Universal Peace Information: 503-547-3822, revbonnie@ hotmail.com, www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 N.W. Circle Blvd., Corvallis Program offers easy circle dances honoring spiritual, religious and mystic traditions from around the world the second Thursday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. Hoolyeh Folkdancers www.hoolyeh.com A local dance group that dates back to the 1960s. International folkdancing for all ages. Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Sundays of each month in Gatton Hall of First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 S.W. West Hills Road in Corvallis. The first Sunday is dedicated to mostly Balkan dance. $3 for members, $2 for children, $4 for non-members. The Albany group meets Tuesday nights from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. near West Albany High School. For directions and information call 541-967-8017 or email grholcomb96@gmail.com Lebanon Square Circlers 541-401-9780, kaynorw@kaynor.net http://www.lebanonsquarecirclers.com/ The Lebanon Square Circlers has been OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

dancing since 1949. It is the second-oldest square dance club in Oregon. Dances take place the first and third Saturday of each month from September to June at the Odd Fellows Hall, 20 E. Ash St., with prerounds starting at 7:30 p.m., squares at 8 p.m. and plus at 10:15. The club welcomes couples, singles and family groups. Lessons began Sept. 17 and take place every Sunday at 6:30 p.m. with the first class free. No previous dance experience is necessary and families are welcome. Legacy Ballet 104 Main St. S.E., Albany 541-791-9078 Email: legacyballet@q.com www.legacyballet.com Owned by Heather Hill, Legacy Ballet offers ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern, tap and yoga training for ages 3 through adult. Pacific Tap Dance Company 541-928-2382 Email: nmtraina@comcast.net www.pacifictapdance.com Group lessons for those 6 to 60 and beginner to advanced held at: Majestic Theatre 115 SW Second Street Corvallis, OR 97330 Private Lessons available at the North Albany Studio; call or email for available times. Promoting tap dance in the Willamette Valley since 1989. Classes and performances begin in September. Pu’uwai O Ke Kuawa (Heart of the Valley) Hula Halau 541-908-9190 Email: info@corvallishula.com www.corvallishula.com Pu’uwai O Ke Kuawa offers hula lessons to men and women of all levels and age 17 and up. Classes take place Mondays at First Baptist Church, on the corner of Monroe and Ninth, Corvallis. First-level dancers meet at 5:30, with more advanced dancers starting at 6 p.m. and 7:10 p.m. The first class is free. Call or email before attending.

Regional School of Ballet 120 S.W. Third St., Corvallis. 541-758-8203 Email: rsb.corvallis@gmail.com http://regionalschoolofballet.com/ Corvallis School of Ballet was founded by Shelly Svoboda’s first dance instructor, Robert Irwin of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. After dancing with the Eugene Ballet Company for six years, Svoboda purchased the Corvallis School of Ballet in 1987, renaming it the Regional School of Ballet. The company teaches beginner to advanced dance classes and has hosted an annual production of “The Nutcracker.” Rumbanana Cuban Salsa Group Email: rumbanana@gmail.com Find us on Facebook Rumbanana promotes Cuban Salsa music and dance in Oregon by hosting dances and several levels of salsa classes throughout the year. The group hosts regular classes for at Impulse Bar & Grill, 1425 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis. Call 541-908-0559 Timeless Afternoon Dance Albany Eagles Lodge 127 N.W. Broadalbin N.W., Albany Every Wednesday afternoon 130-3:30 p.m. You do not have to be an Eagle to participate. Call Willie Ball at 541-3273388 or email willieb338@gmail.com Willamette Apprentice Ballet 108 N.W. Second St., Corvallis 541-758-0180 http://biggirlballet.com/ WAB is a Corvallis-based nonprofit student ballet company and the performing branch of Corvallis Academy of Ballet.

Libraries Albany Public Library 2450 14th Ave. S.E. (Main Library) 302 Ferry St. S.W. (Carnegie Library) 541-917-7580 (main) 541-917-7585 (Carnegie) http://library.cityofalbany.net Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the main library; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the 107


LEISURE ACTIVITIES Carnegie Library. Hundreds of thousands of books, magazines, videos, CDs, tapes and more are available at Albany’s main library and historic Carnegie Library. Other resources include wireless Internet access, microfilm of Albany newspapers back to 1859, public information assistance by skilled reference staff during regular library hours and access to the libraries’ online catalog. The children’s area of each branch offers multiple weekly story times, two book clubs, downloadable books and databases, monthly kids’ activities and help with homework and research. Public meeting rooms and tutoring rooms are available. Genealogical resources are also available. To get a library card: Services and borrower cards are free to Albany residents with proof of residency. Those living outside the city limits must pay an annual nonresident fee of $50 per household. Two book clubs for adults meet each month, the Evening Book Club at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month and the Modern Voice Book Club at noon on the third Tuesday of the month. Both clubs meet at the main library. Call 541-9177582 for information. Brownsville Community Library 146 Spaulding Ave., Brownsville 541-466-5454 http://www.brownsvillecommunitylibrary.org Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 1 to 7 p.m., Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Self-Improvement Club, now known as the Brownsville Women’s Study Club, established the Brownsville library in 1911. The facility is a large one for the size of its service area, and it offers a wide variety of educational and entertaining reading and resource materials. Library patrons can enjoy a quiet, comfortable reading room or do research in the genealogy/history room. Computer stations are used by students and Internet surfers. Summer reading program. Story time and craft at 11 a.m. every Friday, parents and pals story time every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. To get a library card: Free to city residents 108

with proof of residency. Nonresidents pay an annual fee of $15 per family or $7.50 for those 65 or over. Fridays are the best day to do genealogy research, because of the knowledgeable volunteers on hand that day. Corvallis-Benton County Public Library Main Corvallis branch 645 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis 541-766-6793 www.cbcdpubliclibrary.net Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The Corvallis library system boasts an annual circulation of about 1.5 million items, including books, periodicals, books on tape, videos, video games, DVDs, CDs and electronic information sources. A bookmobile regularly travels throughout rural Benton County to visit residents who otherwise would not have access to a library. Homebound patrons can get books delivered for free through the Diala-Book service. The library also offers an Ask-a-Librarian email service (or by phone or online chat), online catalog access to library cardholders, access to many informational databases, downloadable audio books and wireless Internet access. The children’s area features several computer stations, weekly story times, a summer reading program, book clubs and other activities for ages up to 18. Six self-checkout stations allow patrons to check out their own items, useful for those in a hurry. To get a library card: Anyone who resides, works or goes to school in Benton County can get a free library card upon showing verification of address and a picture ID. Others can purchase a card for $75. The library is assisted by Friends of the Corvallis-Benton Public Library, which provides support for library services and promotes the library as a community resource. The Friends also conduct the Random Review book discussion program that runs the second Wednesday of the Month from September through June. Go to http:/friendsofthecdblibrary.org for more information.

Philomath Community Library 1050 Applegate St., Philomath 541-929-3016 www.cbcpubliclibrary.net Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Alsea Community Library 19192 Highway 34, Alsea 541-487-5061 www.facebook.com/AlseaCommunityLibrary Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays; and 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Monroe Community Library 380 N. 5th St., Monroe 541-847-5174 Open 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Jefferson Public Library 128 N. Main St., Jefferson 541-327-3826 www.jefferson.plinkit.org https://www.facebook.com/jeffersonFOL Open 10 as.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The library is in the historic Jacob Conser House and offers books, magazines, videos, DVDs, cassette tapes, and books on cassette and CD. Free Internet access also is available and a number of children’s programs are offered, including homework help and a summer reading program. The library is a member of the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service, which includes all libraries in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties and which shares materials among the member libraries. The main website for CCRLS is www.ccrls.org. To get a library card: Everyone who lives within the Jefferson city limits can receive a free library card upon showing two pieces of identification that show their address; one must be a picture ID. Children under 16 must have a parent’s permission to get a card. Nonresidents can OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


LEISURE ACTIVITIES check out one item at a time for free or they can purchase a local option card for use only in Jefferson for $25. A full-service card good at all CCRLS libraries costs $60 per family per year. Lebanon Public Library 55 Academy St., Lebanon 541-258-4926 http://www.lebanonpubliclibrary.com/ Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, and 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays. The Lebanon Public Library encourages lifelong learning by providing access to informational, educational and cultural resources. The library offers an inviting place to read, study or work, and a collection of more than 100,000 physical and digital items available – books (including audio books and downloadable e-books), reference materials, music CDs, videos, and a wide range of online resources as well. Story times for infants and pre-schoolers are offered weekly, as are cultural programs and a summer reading program for all ages. Free wifi and public access computers are available in both the adult and children’s area. The Lebanon Public Library also is a member of the Oregon Library Passport Program, which entitles our card-holders to get Passport library cards with limited borrowing privileges at all other member libraries throughout the state. To get a library card: Photo ID and proof of residency are needed to apply for a library card. City of Lebanon residents pay for library services through property taxes, and those living outside the city limits pay $50 per year per household ($40 for seniors) for library cards. All library programs and in-library access to resources are free of charge. Linn-Benton Community College Library 6500 S.W. Pacific Blvd., Albany 541-917-4638, 541-917-4645 (reference desk), 541-917-4630 (student help desk) Email: libcircf@linnbenton.edu http://library.linnbenton.edu/home Open 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 5 OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays LBCC’s library is open to all district residents. The library has open bookshelves for leisurely browsing, wireless computer access for personal laptops and a quiet study atmosphere. The library also provides computers and printers for drop-in access to the Internet and other electronic information sources. Magazines, newspapers, tapes, videos, DVDs and copiers are available. Reserve materials for classes are provided for supplementary reading and viewing. The library staff offers assistance with information and research needs. During the school year, materials not available at LBCC can be obtained at no charge through interlibrary loans. To use the library system: Proof of residency in Linn or Benton counties is required. Oregon State University Valley Library 201 S.W. Waldo Place (near the main entrance to the campus), Corvallis 541-737-3331 http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu Open 24 hours Mondays through Thursdays (OSU ID required midnight to 7 a.m.), 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. with no closing Sundays. When school is not in session, and during summer term, the library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 9 p.m. Sundays. The Valley Library offers more than 1.6 million books and journals, electronic databases and an extensive reference section. It features several special collections, including the papers and memorabilia of two-time Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling and his wife Ava Helen Pauling; records of other important 20thcentury science discoveries, including a section on atomic energy science; and a unique collection of Northwest art created by regional artists. The library also has portals to a Linus Pauling DNA website, an Oregon Explorer Natural Resources website, Oregon Mul-

ticultural Archives and an OSU Baseball Centennial website. To get a library card: Oregon residents, members of the OSU Alumni Association, Friends of the Library and Extension volunteers 16 years of age or over can get a card at the circulation desk with proof of Oregon residency, proof of age, photo identification and a forwarding address. Sweet Home Public Library 1101 13th Ave., Sweet Home 541-367-5007 http://www.sweet-home.or.us/index. aspx?nid=74 Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays, Wednesdays and major holidays. Sweet Home’s city library has a circulation of about 38,000 items, including 1,400 videos, DVDs and CDs. The library receives a lot of support from the Friends of the Sweet Home Library, which sponsors three major fundraisers during the year. The Friends also sponsor the Bookends bookstore, at 1234 Main St., to raise funds for the library. Other services include a summer reading program for children, and computer workstations for both adults and children to use. To get a library card: Library cards are available to Sweet Home residents with proof of residency. Those without property in the city limits pay $35 per household. Children under 18 participating in the summer reading program receive a free library card for the summer. Harrisburg Public Library 354 Smith St., Harrisburg 541-995-6949 http://ci.harrisburg.or.us/library Open 3 to 8 p.m. Mondays, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Harrisburg’s city library has a circulation of about 12,000 books, 100 videos and 100 audio books. It also offers a variety of activities throughout the year, including reading events and speakers. To get a library card: Library cards are available to residents within city limits. Rural residents pay $25. 109


LEISURE ACTIVITIES Scio Public Library 38957 N.W. First Ave., Scio 503-394-3342 http://ci.scio.or.us/Library/tabid/6865/ language/en-US/Default.aspx https://www.facebook.com/ScioPublicLibrary Open 9 a.m. to noon and 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, through 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Closed Saturdays and Sundays. Scio’s city library has a circulation of about 12,000 books, videos, DVDs and audiobooks. There is a summer reading program for toddlers through adults. The library also offers a variety of activities throughout the year, including a children’s story time, Chautauqua speakers and a weekly genealogy class. To get a library card: Library cards are available to Scio residents with proof of residency. Adult users living outside the city limits pay $30. Children’s cards for those in eighth grade or younger are free. Teens pay $5.

Museums ALBANY Albany Regional Museum 136 Lyon St. S. 541-967-7122 Email: armuseum@peak.org www.armuseum.com Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Albany Regional Museum is a nonprofit organization that acquires, documents, preserves and interprets materials illustrating the history and development of Albany. The museum offers educational and historical exhibits and the Rod and Marty Tripp Reference Room, which holds historical information for Albany and the surrounding area, and work space for research. Suggested donation: $2 general, $1 youth ages 10 and older or $5 per family. Museum members and youth under 10 are admitted free. Veterans and active duty military members and their families receive free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 110

Historic Carousel & Museum 503 First Ave. W. 541-497-2934 Email: albanycarousel@gmail.com www.albanycarousel.com Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. After 15 years of volunteer efforts, the carousel opened in August 2017 in downtown Albany with 30 hand-carved and hand-painted animals. When the collection is complete, it will feature 52 colorful and whimsical creatures, including a giraffe, a tiger, a dragon, a salmon and a rooster. Admission is free; rides cost $2. Monteith House 518 Second Ave. S.W. 541-928-0911 www.monteithhouse.org Open noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, mid-June to mid-September, and by appointment. This is the town’s oldest frame building, built in 1849 by Albany’s founders, Walter and Thomas Monteith. It is said to be the most authentically restored pioneer home in Oregon and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A $3 donation is suggested.

BROWNSVILLE Linn County Historical Museum 101 Park Ave. 541-466-3390 Email: lchm@centurytel.net https://linnparks.com/museums/linncounty-historical-museum Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays (summer only). Group tours by appointment. Housed in the Brownsville Train Depot and Southern Pacific railcars, the museum features an original Oregon Trail covered wagon, the Boxcar Theatre and an immense collection showcasing the history of Linn County. Also part of the museum is the Moyer House, the Italianatestyle home of John and Elizabeth Moyer, two of Linn County’s early pioneers. The house was built in 1881 and has uniquely painted ceilings. Moyer House tours are available on the

hour from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays or by appointment. Cost: $5 for adults, $1 for children.

HARRISBURG Harrisburg Area Museum 490 Smith St. 541-995-4844 Email: harrisburgmuseum@riousa.com Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Winter hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Other days by appointment. The museum houses a collection of pioneer-era farm implements, antique tools and machinery to show what it took to make a living in the early years of the Harrisburg area. The 1916 Case steam tractor is certified to run in parades and public events. Besides the many tractors, patrons will find a 1910 Overland touring car and a 1923 Star touring car which was purchased brand new from the Harrisburg Garage. Step back in time and tour the pioneer schoolhouse, chapel and the 1867 James McCartney house, which contains many antiques and memorabilia from the area. There also is a collection of wooden miniatures by the late Bruce Witmer, which includes a farmstead, the Crater Lake Lodge and Noah’s Ark. Admission is by donation. Independence Heritage Museum 112 S. Third St. 503-838-4989 Email: orheritage@ci.independence. or.us www.orheritage.org Open 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment. The museum holds a large collection of artifacts, photos and memorabilia from the history of Independence, Monmouth and Buena Vista, including memorabilia from the 1959 Oregon Cavalcade, plus an impressive military exhibit. Admission is $3 for patrons 12 and older. There is no wheelchair access at present.

MONROE South Benton Communities Historical Association Museum 170 S. Fifth St. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


LEISURE ACTIVITIES 541-847-7226 Open 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the last Saturday of the month. Monroe, Alpine, Bellfountain, Irish Bend and other area communities are featured in this museum, which opened in the fall of 2002. Its exhibits include artifacts from pioneer days, a military display and the history of more than 400 veterans, including photos of 300 of them, as well as information on area schools and displays related to the local logging industry. There is a special display honoring Bataan Death March survivor Eugene Davidson, whose family donated his Bataan book collection. Admission is free; donations accepted.

NEWPORT Lincoln County Historical Society 545 S.W. Ninth St. 541-265-7509 Email: director@oregoncoasthistory.org https://oregoncoasthistory.org Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. The Lincoln County Historical Society operates two museum: The Burrows House Museum (545 S.W. Ninth St.) and the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center (333 S.E. Bay Blvd.), both in Newport. Both museums have gift shops. The society also has a research library at 545 S.W. Ninth St. that is open by appointment. Admission to the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center is $5 for adults, kids under 12 are free. Admission to Burrows House is by donation.

shows by local artists. A research library is available (by appointment only) to help students, writers and other researchers. A small museum store specializes in books on Oregon history, genealogy and local history. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

SCIO Scio Historical Depot Museum 39004 N.E. First Ave. 503-394-2199 Open 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, May to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays from May to September, by appointment from October to April. Mid-valley memorabilia and exhibits, with an emphasis on the Scio area, are displayed in the 1890 West Scio train depot. Run by the Scio Historical Society. The site also features a train caboose and picnic grounds. Admission is free.

SHEDD Shedd Museum 29990 First St. E. 541-491-3978 http://traveloregon.com/see-do/attractions/museums-interpretive-centers/ shedd-museum Open by appointment. The old Shedd bank building contains artifacts and collections of the late Lucille Shedd and her brother Harold. The displays include community memorabilia, items from the Civil War and Oregon Trail eras and fine collectibles. Admission is by donation.

PHILOMATH Benton County Historical Museum 1101 Main St. 541-929-6230 Email: info@bentoncountymuseum.org www.bentoncountymuseum.org Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The museum occupies a historic Georgian-style brick building, constructed in 1867, with wings added in the early 20th century. It was the home of Philomath College from 1867 to 1929. Exhibits address a variety of cultural themes. The museum also maintains a year-round visual arts program, including an outstanding quilt exhibit, children’s art and OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

SWEET HOME East Linn Museum 746 Long St. 541-367-4580 Email: info@sweethomechamber.com Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings. Exhibits and memorabilia emphasizing the late 1800s and early 1900s in Sweet Home and east Linn County are housed in the former Sunnyside School building, which later housed a church. There are completely furnished turn-of-the-century rooms, including a kitchen, parlor and bedroom. Logging equipment from

the same era also is on display. Admission is by donation.

TOLEDO Toledo History Center 208 N. Main St. 541-336-1203 Email: toledohistory@gmail.com Open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. The center, which opened in 2005, is a private, nonprofit museum dedicated to the marine history of the area, as well as logging/timber and other aspects of the town’s formation. Admission is free. Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society 100 N.W. A St. 541-336-5256 Email: yprhs@peak.org www.yaquinapacificrr.org Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. This museum houses a 1922 steam engine and a collection of railcars.

WALDPORT Waldport Heritage Museum 320 N.E. Grant St. 541-563-7092 Email: waldportmuseum@peak.org www.waldportmuseum.org Open noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. Exhibits include views of Native American history, the logging business, period clothing, cooking utensils and photographs. The museum is a 1941 Civilian Conservation Corps structure and it also houses a genealogical library. Admission is free; donations are accepted.

Music Chamber Music Corvallis 541-745-5185 Email: rverhoogen@mac.com www.chambermusiccorvallis.org Chamber Music Corvallis was organized in 1958 and launched its first concert season in the fall of 1959. There are five concerts by European ensembles this season, which runs from September through April. All concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at First 111


LEISURE ACTIVITIES Presbyterian Church, 114 S.W. Eighth St., Corvallis. 2017-18 schedule: •Sept. 29: Schubert Ensemble of London •Nov. 6: Meccore Quartet •Jan. 31: Ensemble 4.1 •March 23: Camerata RCO •April 23: Quatuor Danel Tickets can be purchased in advance online, at Grass Roots Books & Music in Corvallis or ordered by telephone at 240601-8992. Admission is free for K-12 students. See website for information on season tickets and discount programs. Chintimini Chamber Music Festival 541-753-2106 Email: dcaldwell26@comcast.net www.chintimini.org Each year, Chintimini Chamber Music builds two weeks of chamber music concerts around classical musicians who grew up in the Willamette Valley and now have performing careers. Most concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 S.W. West Hills Road, Corvallis. In addition, there are free concerts for children at local schools during the school year and at the Corvallis and Monroe libraries in June. Ask for a season brochure by phone or email. 2018 Festival concerts: June 15, 19, 22 and 24. Corvallis Community Band 541-745-5843 Email: matthes@comcast.net www.c-cband.org The Corvallis Community Band began as part of the 1976 bicentennial celebration. In 1980, the band began its summer evening concert series, playing popular favorites at Corvallis’ Central Park. The band plays at 8 p.m. Tuesdays mid-June through the end of August, with rehearsals immediately before at 7 p.m. During the school year, the band rehearses at 7 p.m. each Tuesday at Linus Pauling Middle School and gives several concerts at various locations in the community. The band is open to all musicians with high school performance ability. Community Band concerts are always free and open to the public. 112

Corvallis-OSU Piano International Presents Steinway Piano Series 541-758-0036 Email: info@corvallispiano.org www.corvallispiano.org 2017-18 season: • Oct. 22: “20 Dancing Fingers,” Maria Garcia and Momoko Muramatsu, 5 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center • Nov. 5: Natasha Paremski, 4 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center •Nov. 11: Children’s concert, “Journey to the Land of Make-Believe: Disney Songs and Melodies,” 11 a.m., Corvallis-Benton County Public Library • Feb. 18: Garrick Ohlsson, 4 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center • April 29: Vadym Kholodenko, 4 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center

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Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra 541-286-5580 Email: symphony@cosusymphony.org www.cosusymphony.org/ www.facebook.com/cosusymphony Directed by Oregon State University Professor of Music Marlan Carlson, the orchestra can feature as many as 130 players for major works. It is comprised of professional musicians, OSU faculty and students, and members of the community. About 35 of the orchestra members teach music in our community. Since 1906, the orchestra has been a leader in the musical life of the mid-Willamette Valley. With community members performing alongside OSU faculty members and students — and listening together in the audience — our concerts provide a shared musical experience that is unique, entertaining and fulfilling. Choral music usually is in the repertoire each season. Concert series 2016-17 (all shows at LaSells Stewart Center): • Oct. 29: Portland Youth Philharmonic, 3 p.m. • Nov. 20: “Our Judeo-Christian Heritage,” 7:30 p.m. • Dec. 1: “Holiday Favorites,” with OSU choruses and soloists, 7:30 p.m. • Feb. 25: “Two Big Bs: Beethoven and Bruckner,” 3 p.m. • May 22: “Nature and the Human Condition,” 7:30 p.m. See website for ticket information and de-

Corvallis Ukulele Cabaret & Singalong 541-602-5537 Email: corvukecab@gmail.com http://suzdoyle.com/corvallis-uke-cabaret/

Corvallis Repertory Singers 541-231-3419 Email: CorvallisRepSingers@gmail.com www.repsing.org Corvallis Repertory Singers is a mixedvoice, semiprofessional choral ensemble based in the mid-Willamette Valley. All performances at First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis. 2017-18 season: • Oct. 1: “Reform School: Choral Music of the Reformation,” 3 p.m. • Dec. 16 and 17: “Candlelight & Carols: Handel’s Messiah,” 7 p.m. Dec. 16 and 3 p.m. Dec. 17 • Feb. 3: “Choral Fight Night: Battle of the Choirs,” 7 p.m.

Free open mic, jam and singalong for all ages, instruments and skill levels (ukes and music provided). The group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of the month (except November and July) in the meeting room of the the First Alternative Co-op South Store, 1007 S.E. Third St., Corvallis. Corvallis Youth Symphony Association 541-766-4903 www.cysassoc.org Corvallis Youth Symphony Association provides beginning strings education and performance opportunities for youth in grades 3- 12. The association sponsors three orchestras: Elementary Strings for third- through fifth-graders, with classes in 509J schools; Willamette Valley Junior Honors Symphony, an audition-only group for string, wind and percussion players in grades 6 through 10; and the Corvallis Youth Symphony, an audition-only group for advanced string, wind and percussion players in grades 9 through 12. Signup, audition and concert dates are listed on the CYSA website. Students throughout the midOUR TOWN 2017 - 18


LEISURE ACTIVITIES Willamette Valley are encouraged to audition for the Junior Honors and Youth symphonies. Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir 425 S.W. Madison, Suite D, Corvallis 541-738-7888 Email: hvoffice@gmail.com www.hvcchoirs.com Founded in 1984, the Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir consists of six active choirs involving more than 300 singers ages 8 to 18 from throughout the midWillamette Valley, including Corvallis, Philomath, Albany and Tangent. The choir provides choral performance opportunities locally and abroad. Hilltop Big Band 541-829-1182 Email: rkoken@comcast.net www.hilltopbigband.com The Hilltop Big Band, sponsored by the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department and affiliated with the Corvallis Community Band, performs big band music focused on jazz and swing of all eras with some Latin, funk and rock in the mix. From mid-June through August, the band plays at the Central Park Gazebo on alternate Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9 p.m. During the remainder of the year, the band plays at the Old World Deli on the first Friday of each month. Exact dates and times are listed on the band’s website and published in the Corvallis GazetteTimes. Performances are free and open to the community. Dancers are encouraged to come out and join in the fun. The Hilltop Big band is also available to provide music for special events such as dances, wedding or anniversary receptions, company parties, class reunions, festivals and benefit/fundraising events. Jubilate! The Women’s Choir of Corvallis Email: president@jubilatechoir.org www.jubilatechoir.org Jubilate!, a community choir open to all women singers, sings music of all styles and genres, with a strong spiritual, feminist and social justice focus. The choir meets from 7:15 to 9 p.m. on Mondays (September through June) at First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe Ave. in Corvallis, and performs concerts for the community. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

MusiCafe Rock School 541-801-1259 musicafe.rockschool@facebook.com The performance-based music school offers private lessons, rock band classes, summer camps, choir and live concerts for children and teens. Classes are offered to all ages and levels, from beginning to professional. Educated and professional musicians get students to where they want to be in music the fun way. Oregon State University School of Arts and Communication: Music 541-737-4061 http://oregonstate.edu/cla/music/ The music area in the School of Arts and Communication at Oregon State University hosts public concerts by a variety of vocal and instrumental performance ensembles throughout the year. In conjunction with the Memorial Union and the Associated Students of Oregon State University, OSU Music also hosts the free “brown bag” concert series, Music a la Carte, in the Memorial Union Lounge, at noon, most Fridays while school is in session. Parking is available in metered spaces west of Kerr Administration, or in any Student/Visitor lot, with a $1-per-hour permit available through the Pay and Display stations on campus. Free parking is available in the gravel parking lot behind the Hilton Garden Inn, with frequent free shuttles running from Reser Stadium to the Memorial Union. Check the OSU web calendar at http://calendar.oregonstate. edu or the OSU Music website for detailed event listings. Willamette Valley Concert Band 503-838- 3474 http://wvcband.org This group, based in Albany, consists of volunteer musicians of high school age and up from throughout the valley. The band plays several concerts a year and is open to musicians with high school-level or better experience. Students are encouraged to join only with the recommendation of their school band director.

Willamette Valley Symphony 541-829-3932 Email: information@willamettevalleysymphony.org www.willamettevalleysymphony.org The Willamette Valley Symphony, a volunteer community orchestra, headed by artistic director Sean Paul Mills, presents four sets of concerts during its regular performance season. Each concert is performed once in Albany and repeated in Corvallis. The orchestra consists of outstanding local musicians who share a common passion for making music and for the beautiful valley in which we live.

Spectator Sports Spectator sports in the mid-valley are at an all-time high, thanks to the athletic programs at Oregon State University in Corvallis and the University of Oregon in Eugene, the area’s high school programs and local American Legion baseball teams. OSU and Oregon are members of the Pacific-12 Conference, which bills itself as “The Conference of Champions” because it has won more national titles than any other. But the major universities aren’t the only source of sports entertainment. For small-college fans, Western Oregon University in Monmouth is an NCAA Division II member with strong programs in football, basketball and volleyball. There are several NCAA Division III and NAIA schools within a 60-mile radius, and Linn-Benton Community College in Albany offers several junior-college sports. When it comes to high school sports, Greater Valley Conference member West Albany is the area’s only 6A school. Corvallis, Crescent Valley, South Albany and Lebanon are 5A schools that compete in the eight-team Mid-Willamette Conference. Philomath and Sweet Home are the area’s 4A schools, while Santiam Christian, Harrisburg, Jefferson and Scio are 3A schools, and Monroe, East Linn Christian and Central Linn compete in 2A. Alsea, Eddyville Charter and Fairview Christian compete as 1A schools. T. Gerding Construction in Corvallis plays American Legion baseball all summer. It has won six state tournaments — most recently in 2009 — and finished third in the 113


LEISURE ACTIVITIES 2003 World Series in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. T. Gerding plays all of its home games at Hansen Stadium at Taylor Field, next to Corvallis High on Buchanan Avenue. The Corvallis Knights took up residence in Corvallis in 2007. The Knights are members of the West Coast League and won the conference championship in 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2017. The team is made up of college players and uses wood bats. The Knights played in Gresham prior to moving to Corvallis and now call Goss Stadium on the OSU campus home. For professional sports buffs, there are three minor-league baseball teams within a short drive of Corvallis and Albany. The Eugene Emeralds, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and Hillsboro Hops are Class A baseball teams in the Northwest League. Auto racing fans can get their motors going at Willamette Speedway, 36606 Airport Drive in Lebanon (360-699-7223). The closest horse-racing track is Portland Meadows in Portland. Annual events include the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo and the Sportsman’s Holiday in Sweet Home, both in July. Here is a closer look at some of the spectator sports within a short drive of Corvallis and Albany: Oregon State University OSU offers 18 NCAA Division I programs and is highly competitive in most. The football team halted its streak of 28 consecutive losing seasons in 1999 under former coach Dennis Erickson and has played in 10 bowl games since 2000. OSU is now coached by former Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen. OSU men’s basketball is under the direction of coach Wayne Tinkle. Tinkle led the team to the NCAA Tournament in his first season. The Beavers’ women’s team has had a meteoric rise under coach Scott Rueck, who led the team to the Final Four in 2015-2016. It marked the OSU women’s first visit to the Final Four. The Beavers are perennially strong in the so-called nonrevenue or Olympic sports, with top-25 rankings typically in women’s gymnastics, wrestling, softball and men’s and women’s golf. The Beaver baseball team became the first team in 10 years to repeat as national champions in 2007. 114

OSU’s football success is leading to a building explosion. A new softball stadium was recently completed; an indoor practice facility for football, baseball, soccer and softball was completed in 2001; lights were added to Goss Stadium in 2002 and to Lorenz Field in 2006; the Prothro Field practice area was renovated in 2003; and a $93 million renovation/ expansion of Reser Stadium resulted in a brand-new east grandstand that increased capacity to about 45,000 from just more than 35,000. A new Sports Performance Center opened in May 2008. Additionally, a new stateof-the-art basketball practice facility recently opened adjacent to Gill Coliseum. The surge of athletic facilities has continued this decade (approximately $225 million has been spent since 2000) with a new track facility, the Beth Ray Center for academic support, the Samaritan Sports Medicine Center, the Ossey Golf Center and the $42 million remodeling of the Valley Football Center. For ticket information, call 1-800-GOBEAVS. University of Oregon Oregon offers 17 NCAA Division I programs, a slate that includes men’s and women’s track but not women’s gymnastics. Oregon cut wrestling after the 2008 season, bringing baseball back in 2009. The football team has become a perennial bowl contender, including appearances in the Rose (1995, 2010, 2012 and 2015) and Fiesta (2002, 2013) bowls and the national championship game (2011 and 2015), and regularly sells out Autzen Stadium. Men’s and women’s basketball opened a new facility, Matthew Knight Arena, bringing an end to games at McArthur Court. Eugene bills itself as “Track Town USA” and is known for its large crowds for meets at Hayward Field. The venue has hosted numerous major track and field events, including the U.S. Olympic Trials. Hayward Field is set to host the NCAA Championships through 2021 and has been named the site for the 2021 World Championships. The baseball program has been in the NCAA regionals six times since the program was restored. The softball team played in the College World Series in

2012, 2014, 2015 and 2017. For ticket information: 800-WEB-FOOT Eugene Emeralds and Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Both baseball teams are short-season Class A teams that compete in the Northwest League. Their schedule begins in mid-June and concludes in early September. The Emeralds’ parent major-league team is the San Diego Padres, and the Volcanoes are affiliated with the San Francisco Giants. The Emeralds play at PK Park, next to Autzen Stadium off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Eugene. For ticket information, call 541-342-5367. info@emeraldsbaseball.com The Volcanoes play at Volcanoes Stadium, which is just off Interstate 5 in Keizer. For ticket information, call 503-390-2225 or go to www.volcanoesbaseball.com.

Cinema Carmike Cinema 12 750 N.E. Circle Blvd., Corvallis 541-753-3810 Darkside Cinema 215 S.W. Fourth St., Corvallis 541-752-4161 Email: paul@darksidecinema.com www.darksidecinema.com. Locally owned, independent art house movie theater, open every night. Pix Theatre 321 Second Ave. S.W., Albany 541-967-7469 www.albanypix.com Locally owned theater serving wine, beer and pizza. Adults only at evening showtimes. Regal Albany 7 1350 Waverly Drive S.E., Albany 844-462-7342 ext. 312 Regal Ninth Street 4 1750 N.W. Ninth St., Corvallis 844-462-7342 ext. 312 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Whiteside Theatre, 361 S.W. Madison Ave., Corvallis OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


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LEISURE ACTIVITIES 541-753-9211 Email: engage@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org w w w . f a c e b o o k . c o m / events/1250922748368257 A national outdoors/environmental/adventure film festival for all ages hosted by the Corvallis Environmental Center. The 2017 festival is scheduled for Nov. 16.

Theater Albany Civic Theatre 111 First Ave. S.W. 541-928-4603 www.albanycivic.org Albany Civic Theater is one of the oldest community theaters in Oregon. Organized in November 1950 as Albany Little Theater, it opened its first production on March 2, 1951. The 1963-64 season, which featured six productions, was our first in our current home. In September 1968, the organization changed its name to Albany Civic Theater. In 1981, Act Two, our current lobby, restrooms and the backstage area, was purchased and the season was expanded to seven productions, including four one-acts. During the 1988-89 season, the theater expanded again, providing space for our prop room, makeup room, dressing rooms and scene shop. During our 200001 season, we celebrated 50 years of great theater in Albany. ACT is an all volunteer organization, with our members coming from throughout the Willamette Valley. We produce nine or 10 comedies, dramas and musicals each season. Currently, over 300 volunteer actors, technicians, directors and designers work to bring top-quality live theater to the area. ACT also has an active youth program, providing training for youth in the area. We welcome newcomers as well as veteran volunteers to our theater. Bard in the Quad 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis 541-737-2784 http://oregonstate.edu/bardinthequad Oregon State University’s annual summer Shakespeare series, staged outdoors in the Memorial Union Quad. 116

Corvallis High School Drama Department, Corvallis School District Theaters 1400 N.W. Buchanan Ave., Corvallis (includes a main stage and a black box theatre) 541-750-7990 www.corvallistheaters.com

school-arts-and-communication/theatre/university-theatre OSU Theatre’s ongoing mission is to educate students and bring quality productions to the university and Corvallis communities...come play with us!

Linn-Benton Community College Performing Arts Department 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany 541-917-4566 https://www.linnbenton.edu/go/performing-arts The LBCC Performing Arts Department presents musical and theatrical performances at the Russell Tripp Performance Center throughout the year. Located in Takena Hall at Linn-Benton Community College.

Linn County Master Gardener Association 33630 McFarland Road, Tangent 541-967-3871 pamela.monette@oregonstate.edu www.extension.oregonstate.edu/linn/ horticulture

Majestic Theatre 115 S.W. Second St, Corvallis Business office: 541-758-7527 Tickets: 541-738-7469 Email: info@majestic.org www.majestic.org The Majestic Theatre, run by the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department since January 2015, offers a yearlong series of productions on its main stage, its Reader’s Theatre and its Playwright’s Lab. Open Source Improv Troupe 541-602-2243 Email: opensourceimprov3000@gmail. com https://www.facebook.com/groups/ opensourceimprov/ Group aims to teach, promote and entertain through improvisational performance. Lessons every Tuesday at Old Mill Center, 1650 S.W. 45th St. , Corvallis. Performances 7:30 to 9:30 every Tuesday night at Old Mill Center and the first Thursday of the month at Cloud and Kelly’s Pub, 126 S.W. First St., Corvallis. All events are free. Oregon State University Theatre 2921 W Campus Way, Corvallis 541-737-2853 Email: theatre.boxoffice@oregonstate. edu http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/

Tours

The Linn County Master Gardener Association, part of the Oregon Master Gardener Association, provides inspiration and advice to home gardeners. The organization’s demonstration garden at the Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road SE in Albany, is open from dawn till dusk every day from March through October. The group also sponsors Through the Garden Gate, an annual tour of various Albany gardens, every year on the Saturday before Father’s Day. Philomath Open Studios Tour www.philomathopenstudios.com Local artists open their studios for free, self-guided tours at the end of October. See website for schedule details.

Visual Arts and More Art lovers and artists seeking fellowship can find plenty of inspiration in the midWillamette Valley. Albany Arts Commission Albany City Hall (Calapooia Room), 333 Broadalbin St. S.W. 541-917-7769 Email: ed.hodney@cityofalbany.net The Albany Arts Commission helps implement the City Hall Arts Master Plan and advises the Albany City Council on issues related to public art. Members’ projects include raising funds for the purchase of art for City Hall, overseeing rotating and temporary exhibits of art, developing a community strategy for public art, and selecting or rejecting art offered OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


LEISURE ACTIVITIES for donation. The commission also sponsors a teen art show and contest each spring for youths ages 14 to 18. The Arts Center 700 S.W. Madison Ave., Corvallis 541-754-1551 www.theartscenter.net The Gallery/ArtShop is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The Arts Center fosters creativity and engagement with the arts to inspire personal growth and community well-being. We have been at the center of creative activities for over 50 years from our historic building in Central Park. As the LinnBenton Council for the Arts we serve both counties with: • Inspiring art exhibitions that change every four to eight weeks. • Arts experiences that promote better health: Yoga in the Gallery, Weekly Life Drawing and other classes and workshops for adults. • Arts education outreach that serves children and youth considered “at risk” with creative expression that gives them a voice and in-house classes and Globetrotters Arts and Culture Camps that offer creative play for young artists to support growth. • An Artshop offering a unique shopping experience showing the work of local artists. Oregon State University Craft Center 02 Student Experience Center, 2251 S.W. Jefferson Way, Corvallis 541-737-2937 Email: CraftCenter@oregonstate.edu sli.oregonstate.edu/craft Generally open 1 to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Follows OSU academic schedule. Vistas and Vineyards 909-851-3881 Email: fredamosartist@fredamosartstudio.com https://vistasandvineyards.org/ Vistas and Vineyards is a group of artists who enjoy painting “en plein air” at sites in the mid-Willamette Valley and sharing their work with each other. The group has been active since 1989. Meets weekly mid-May through mid-October. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18

Willamette Ceramics Guild Email: areskb@gmail.com http://willametteceramicsguild.org Established at the Corvallis Art Center in the early 1960s as the Clay Clan, the Willamette Ceramics Guild includes a lively clan of 50-plus local ceramic artists who support each other and ceramic art in the mid-Willamette Valley. Although most of the guild members have employment outside of ceramics, some work professionally as artists and ceramic instructors at the university, community college, high school and middle schools. Many of the members have their own studios while some work out of the LinnBenton Community College Benton Center or the Oregon State University Craft Center. The group meets on the second Monday of the month, September-June. Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild http://photoartsguild.org/ An affiliated guild of the The Arts Center dedicated to promoting and supporting fine art photography in the Willamette Valley through education, exhibitions and critique. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month (except August and December) at the OSU Center for the Humanities, 811 SW Jefferson Ave. in Corvallis.

ART GALLERIES ALBANY Albany Regional Museum, 136 Lyon St. S., 541-967-7122 or www.armuseum.com Historic Carousel and Museum, 503 First Ave. W., 541-497-2934 or www.albanycarousel.com Monteith House Museum, 518 Second Ave. S.W., 541-928-0911 or www.monteithhouse.org North Santiam Hall and South Santiam Hall Galleries, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Linn-Benton Community College, 541-917-4237.

CORVALLIS Art in the Valley, 209 S.W. Second St., 541-752-0811 or http://artinthevalley. net/ The Arts Center, 700 S.W. Madison Ave., 541-754-1551 or https://theartscen-

ter.net/ Fairbanks Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, 220 S.W. 26th St., Oregon State University, 541-737-5009 or http://oregonstate. edu/fairbanksgallery/Current_Exhibit_. html Giustina Gallery and Murdock Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Oregon State University, 541737-2402 or http://oregonstate.edu/lasells/gallery InSight Gallery, 414 N.W. Fourth St., 541752-7927 Memorial Union Concourse Gallery, 26th & SW Jefferson St. 112 Memorial Union, Oregon State University, 541-7376371 or http://mu.oregonstate.edu/artgallery Northwest Art Exhibit, OSU Valley Library, 201 W Waldo Place, 541-737-3331 or http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/ nwart Pegasus Gallery and Frame Studio, 341 S.W. Second St., 541-757-0042

PHILOMATH Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., 541-929-6230 or www. bentoncountymuseum.org Gateway Gallery, 1233 Main St., 541-929-8448 or https://www.faceb o o k . c o m /p a g e s / G a t e w a y - G a l lery/172278932827212

IN OUTLYING AREAS Aloha Photographic Studio and Gallery, 595 E. Ash St., Lebanon, 541-2582089 or www.proaxis.com/~thayden Linn County Historical Museum, 101 Park Ave., Brownsville, 541-466-3390 or http://www.linnparks.com/museums/ linn-county-historical-museum/ The Living Rock Studio, 911 W. Bishop Way, Highway 228, Brownsville, 541466-5814 or www.livingrockstudios.org River Gallery, 184 S. Main St., Independence, 503-838-6171 or www.rivergalleryart.com

Microbreweries and Distilleries 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Eastgate Plaza, 33930 S.E. Eastgate Circle, Corvallis, 541-207-3915 or 117


LEISURE ACTIVITIES http://2townsciderhouse.com 4 Spirits Distillery, 3405 SW Deschutes Ave., Corvallis, 541-368-3195 or www.4spiritsdistillery.com Block 15, 300 S.W. Jefferson Ave., Corvallis, 541-758-2077 or www.block15. com. Block 15 also operates the Block 15 Brewery and Tap Room, 3415 S.W. Deschutes St., 541-752-BEER; and Caves Bier and Kitchen, 308 S.W. Third St, 541286-4473 Calapooia Brewing Co., 140 Hill St. N.E., Albany, 541-928-1931 or www.calapooiabrewing.com Flat Tail Brewery, 202 S.W. First St., Corvallis, 541-758-2229 or www.flattailcorvallis.com Mazama Brewing, 33930 S.E. Eastgate Circle, Corvallis, (541) 230-1810, www. mazamabrewing.com Nectar Creek Mead, 33848 S.E. Eastgate Circle, 971-279-7155, www.nectarcreek. com Hard Times Distillery, 175 S. Fifth St., Monroe, 541-207-8354 or www.hardtimesdistillery.com Oregon Trail Brewery, 341 S.W. Second St., Corvallis, 541-758-3527 or www.oregontrailbrewery.com Heart of the Valley Homebrewers, www.hotv.org

Wineries Airlie Winery, 15305 Dunn Forest Road, Monmouth, 503-838-6013 or www.airliewinery.com. Owned by Mary Olson. Producing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Marechal Foch, Riesling, etc. Benton-Lane Winery, 23924 Territorial Rd., Monroe, 541-847-5792 or https:// benton-lane.com. Owned by Steve and Carol Girard. Producing Pinot Noir. Broadley Vineyards, 265 S. Fifth St. (Highway 99W), Monroe, 541-847-5934 or www.broadleyvineyards.com. Producing Pinot Noir. Cardwell Hill Cellars, 24241 Cardwell Hill Drive, Philomath, 541-929-9463 or www.cardwellhillwine.com. Specializing in Pinot Noir and Blanc de Noir. Emerson Vineyards, 11665 Airlie Road, Monmouth, 503-838-0944 or www.emersonvineyards.com. The vineyard focuses on Pinot Noir with smaller amounts of Viognier and Pi118

not Gris. Harris Bridge Vineyard, 22937 Harris Road, Philomath, 541-929-3053 or www. harrisbridgevineyard.com. Nathan Warren and Amanda Sever’s winery specializes in producing Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir vermouth, aperitifs, dessert wines and brandy. Lone Oak Winery, 26436 Coon Road, Monroe, 541-847-5458. Owned by Dave and Yvonne Miller. Producing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir Rose and Pinot Blanc. Lumos Wine Co., 24000 Cardwell Hill Drive, Philomath, 541-929-3519 or www. lumoswine.com. Lumos wines are made by husband and wife team Dai Crisp and PK McCoy, who produce Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay. Marks Ridge Winery, 29255 Berlin Road, Sweet Home, 541-974-4457 or www.marksridge.com. Producing Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer and Riesling. Nuthatch Cellars, 8792 N.W. Chaparral Drive, Corvallis, 541-754-8483 or www. nuthatchcellars.com. Owned and run by John Bacon and Jane Smith at their home. Producing Syrah, Tempranillo, Carmenere and Malbec. Spindrift Cellars, 810 Applegate St., Philomath, 541-929-6555 or www.spindriftcellars.com. Spindrift Cellars is a small, family-owned boutique winery founded by Matt and Tabitha Compton, producing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Syrah wines. Springhill Cellars, 2920 N.W. Scenic Drive, Albany, 541-928-1009 or www. springhillcellars.com. Producing Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Tyee Wine Cellars, 26335 Greenberry Road, Corvallis, 541-753-8754 or www. tyeewine.com. Tyee is on the scenic Buchanan Family Century Farm and produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. Wine Vault, 1301 Main St., Philomath, 541-929-8496 or www.winevault.biz. The Wine Vault is the official tasting room for Pheasant Court Winery and also sells wines on the Wine Vault, BFF Cellars and Marys Peak Winery labels.

Farmers and Artisans Markets Local farmers markets offer much more than fresh, local produce from midApril to mid-November. The markets often feature live entertainment, cooking demonstrations or gardening workshops as well.

SATURDAYS Albany Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Albany City Hall parking lot at Fourth Avenue and Ellsworth Street. Locally grown produce, flowers, nursery plants, honey, eggs, meats and baked goods. Info: www.locallygrown.org Corvallis Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Street and Jackson Avenue at the north end of Riverfront Commemorative Park. Locally grown produce, flowers, nursery plants, honey, eggs, cheese, meats and baked goods. Info: www.locallygrown.org Lebanon Saturday Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday in July and August at Ralston Park, 925 Park St. Locally grown fruits, vegetables and plants, locally made products, art, food vendors and entertainment. Info: ldamainstreetmanager@ gmail.com or www.lebanondowntownfarmersmarket.org

WEDNESDAYS Corvallis Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Street and Jackson Avenue at the north end of Riverfront Commemorative Park. Locally grown produce, flowers, nursery plants, honey, eggs, cheese, meats and baked goods. Info: www.locallygrown.org

THURSDAYS Lebanon Farmers Market, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., intersection of Grant and Main streets, Lebanon. Markets run mid-May to mid-October. Fresh fruits and vegetables, crafts, homemade products and music. Info: 541-760-9392. OUR TOWN 2017 - 18


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