Holiday Happenings (Nov. 29)

Holiday Happenings (Nov. 29)

Tuesday, November 29

Philomath Community Christmas Tree Lighting, 6 pm, entrance garden, Philomath Museum, Rr. Main 1101 Sponsored by the Philomath Chamber of Commerce. Special company will embrace the Philomath Elementary School Choir, Mack the Knight, the Philomath Frolic & Rodeo Queen and Santa Claus. Hot chocolate, cookies and sweet shall be served. Information: [email protected]

Wednesday, November 30

Advent Event, 11:30 a.m. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 2650 NW Highland Drive, Corvallis. Lunch adopted by worship led by Pastor Eric Bohlmann from 12:10 to 1:00 pm The theme shall be “Angels: Heralds of Hope.”

Oregon State University Guitar Ensemble Fall Concert, 7 p.m., Community Hall, 1650 SW Pioneer Place, Corvallis. The ensemble provides a mixture of music from around the globe for giant and small ensembles. Music from Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Cuba, England and vacation favorites share this system. Info: [email protected]

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Oregon State University Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert, 7 p.m., Memorial Union, 2501 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis. Featuring brass, wind and rhythm, that includes works by Mingus, Metheny, Steve Owen, Ellen Rowe and extra. You can count on to listen to acquainted classics in addition to some new compositions. Information: 541-737-4582.

Thursday, December 1

“Warren Miller Presents ‘Daymaker,'” 7 p.m., Whiteside Theater, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. The annual winter sports activities flick, this 12 months with a killer storm cycle within the Monashees, adaptive backcountry driving such as you’ve by no means seen earlier than. The final grass ski slope. Admission: $10 for kids pre-sale, $15 on the door; $25 for adults pre-sale, $30 on the door. Visit

Ongoing occasions

Teal Cooperative Art Gallery, 10 a.m. to six p.m. Monday via Saturday, midday to five p.m. Sundays, via Dec. 28; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, 328 SW Second St., Corvallis. The Gallery is a spot to buy handmade, one-of-a-kind, Oregon-made presents. Every November, a crew of artists transforms an empty storefront right into a world of shade, gentle and wonder, open for enterprise. A portion of gallery gross sales shall be donated to Adams Elementary School’s artwork program. Info:

Annual Magic Holiday Light Nighttime Contest Entries, to five p.m., Monday, December 5, Albany Visitors Association, 110 Third Ave. SE. The competitors is for one of the best use of lights in adorning the exteriors of native properties for everybody to take pleasure in and vote for his or her favorite. Winners will obtain prizes together with quite a lot of reward certificates from native shops. Pictures of the entries shall be posted on the AVA Facebook web page and can embrace addresses for individuals to drive by. A mapped vacation gentle drive shall be posted on the Albany Explorer app, and neighborhood members can vote for his or her favorites through Facebook or by emailing the AVA. To take part, your present have to be inside the Albany metropolis limits. You should ship a photograph of your full gentle show to [email protected] by 5pm on December 5, alongside along with your identify, full avenue deal with, show title, e mail deal with and variety of the telephone. Keep your gentle show on from 5pm to 10pm from December fifth to January 1st, or longer for those who like. For extra details about voting and viewing the lights, go to, e mail [email protected] or name 541-928-0911.

Christmas tree permits can be found for buy from the Siuslaw National Forest via December thirty first. Visit to buy a allow on-line. Visit or name one of many district ranger workplaces to buy a allow in particular person or over the telephone. Passes price $5 every with a further $2.50 per transaction charge when bought on-line. Logging in some areas of Siuslaw is prohibited; tree hunters ought to examine the maps supplied with the allow earlier than choosing their tree. Visit or use the Avenza Maps app to obtain the free Central Coast Ranger District Forest Products Map or the Hebo Ranger District Forest Products Map. More data will be discovered on the Siuslaw Christmas Tree Permit web site. Fourth graders with an Every Kid Outdoors cross are eligible for a free Christmas tree cross. Students and their guardian can go to the district warden workplace in particular person or apply for the allow on-line. Enter a coupon or cross quantity when prompted at; a $2.50 registration charge will even apply to this transaction. For extra details about the Every Kid Outdoor allow — which additionally gives college students and their households with free entry to a number of nationwide forest recreation websites, nationwide parks and different federal public lands — go to Visit the Siuslaw Christmas Tree Permit web site at

It’s the time of 12 months to go to the Willamette National Forest and discover the right Christmas tree and decoration on your house. Christmas tree permits can be found at, in particular person from native distributors, or from one of many Willamette National Forest workplaces (besides the Detroit Ranger Station). Permits permit the holder to chop down one tree in designated areas, and every household should buy as much as 5 permits. Passes are $5 every; Online purchases have a further $2.50 service cost. Visit for downloadable maps of Christmas tree chopping areas and an inventory of native distributors that promote Christmas tree permits. All fourth graders can get a free Christmas tree allow by selecting up their Every Kid Outdoors allow after which both visiting one of many Willamette National Forest workplaces (besides the Detroit Ranger Station) or and coming into the coupon or cross quantity when prompted. While attempting to find a tree, you can too hunt for ornaments. The Willamette Valley Visitors Association is holding it fifth annual scavenger hunt till Saturday, December 31. In partnership with Cascade volunteers, 200 ornaments have been hidden alongside trails within the Detroit, Sweet Home, McKenzie River and Middle Fork Ranger Districts within the Willamette National Forest and the Cottage Grove Ranger District within the Umpqua National Forest. Hunting encourages native communities and vacationers to attach with public lands and improve out of doors leisure actions. For extra data on the decoration hunt contest and an inventory of taking part trails, go to Visit for an inventory of native retailers that promote Christmas tree passes.

The companies of the Republic are accepting releases of discarded Christmas lights via Jan. 2 at 1214 SE Montgomery St. in Albany or the recycling depot at 110 NE Walnut Blvd. in Corvallis.

Corvallis Lions Clubs Candy Sale See, 10 a.m. to five p.m. Monday via Saturday, 1 a.m. to five p.m. Sundays, via Dec. 24, former Kings Circle Optical, 1955 NW Kings Blvd. All proceeds go to eye exams, glasses, listening to aids and charities of selection.

Pastega Christmas Light Display, 5 to 10 p.m., via Saturday, Dec. 31, Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd St., Corvallis. A neighborhood vacation custom since 1981. Each 12 months volunteers donate 1000’s of hours of labor to brighten the fairgrounds with vacation lights and shows, together with greater than 250 mechanized figures and scenes. Drivers can enter the sunshine show via the Reservoir Avenue entrance. Admission is a canned meals merchandise to donate.

Oregon State Parks Parking Permit Sales, 1 to 31 December. Give the reward of the outside and save this vacation season. The clearance label as soon as once more options whimsical designs by Portland artist El Tran. Vacation consumers should buy annual parking permits for $25, a financial savings of $5. The allow is nice for 12 months starting within the month of buy. Parking is $5 per day at 25 Oregon state parks except you might have a 12- or 24-month parking allow or a same-day tenting receipt. A 24-month cross is obtainable for $50. Permits are transferable from car to car. Permits will be bought at and at some Friends of the State Park group shops and choose native companies all through the state. For an inventory of distributors, go to

Giving Opportunities

Holly Jolly Online Auction, via Sunday, December 4. Fundraiser for the kids served by ABC House. Info:

Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Highway 20 in Corvallis, has one giving him timber for Trillium Family Services to assist about 50 youngsters. Bring a bought, unwrapped merchandise and a postcard again to the nursery by December eighth.

Agents from Windermere Real Estate are becoming a member of the “Share the Warmth” and assist present winter requirements for these in want. As a part of the annual marketing campaign, the Windermere workplace in Corvallis is amassing donations via Friday, Dec. 16, to learn Community Outreach Inc. The group is on the lookout for coats, blankets, gloves and hats in all sizes. Donations will be dropped off on the Windermere workplace in Corvallis, 987 NW Circle Blvd., open 9 a.m. to five p.m. weekdays. The public also can make financial donations to assist buy wanted objects via the safe donation portal at

The First Alternative Natural Food Co-op is sponsoring Giving Trees to Vina Moses Center at each retailer places: the south retailer, 1007 SE Third St.; and the north retailer, 2855 NW Grant Ave.; each in Corvallis. Remove a tag from the tree, purchase a present and return it to the Tree Information Center within the former Corvallis Outlet retailer house, 934 NW Kings Blvd.

West Hills Animal Hospital, 430 SW 53rd St., Corvallis, is sponsoring one Giving the Tree to Vina Moses Center.

Timberhill Dental, 2356 NW Professional Drive, Corvallis, is sponsoring one giving him timber via Trillium Family Services to assist two native households in want. Stop by, get a tag from the tree and return the reward by the due date.

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