July Community Events

League is a member of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, the organization that compiled this list.

SAT, JULY 6 (9 am – 12 noon)

HISTORY OF BALD HILL FARM: 30 YEARS SERIES
Learn about the history of the farm, from Kalapuya through western settler migration, including stories of the Mulkey family, whose name graces the property’s creek and ridgeline, and trace back local tales through oral and written documents.
Please register: http://greenbeltlandtrust.org/event/history-of-bald-hill-farm-30-years-series
At Bald Hill Farm
Contact: 541-752-9609; blythe@greenbeltlandtrust.org
Sponsor: Greenbelt Land Trust

SUN, JULY 7 (10 am – 12 noon)

IT’S A BUG’S LIFE!
OSU student Kendra DelToro will discuss the importance of natural history collections of insects in science, outreach and society.
At Snag Boat Bend on the Willamette River, 1 mile south of Peoria boat landing on Peoria Rd.
Contact: fwvnwrc.outreach@gmail.com
Sponsor: Friends of Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex

WED, JULY 10 (6 – 8 pm)

EDIBLE GARDENS WALKING TOUR
Tour food-producing neighborhood gardens in NW Corvallis. Details at www.sustainablecorvallis.org.
Meet at Natural Grocers parking lot (1235 NW 10th Street).
Contact: info@sustainablecorvallis.org
Sponsors: Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, Bountiful Backyard

 

THURS, JULY 11 (6 – 9 pm)

SAGE SUMMER CONCERTS
Live music with bands Mons La Hire and Pa’lante. Local food and beverages, family activities and entertainment at intermission. Free admission – suggested donation $10 per family. Proceeds benefit SAGE Garden to help grow over 10,000 pounds of food annually for hunger relief organizations in Corvallis.
At Starker Arts Park Amphitheater, 4485 SW Country Club Drive
Contact: engage@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org                  Sponsor: Corvallis Environmental Center

SUN, JULY 14 (9 am)

MARYS PEAK HIKE
This hike will begin at the campground on Marys Peak, go through the woods, out into the  meadow to the summit and back through the noble fir forest. Slow elevation gain and a total of 4 to 5 miles. Bring hiking gear, water and lunch. Meet at the parking lot diagonally across from the Monroe Ave. and Arnold Ave. Beanery for car pooling.
Contact: estherco@peak.org
Sponsor: Native Plant Society

WED, JULY 17 (7 pm)

EV HOUSE PARTY
Meet with Corvallis residents who are realizing the benefits of owning an electric vehicle and take a ride in one. If you’re thinking of purchasing an EV, this is your chance to ask questions.
FMI: www.sustainablecorvallis.org. Location provided when you register.
Contact/registration: info@sustainablecorvallis.org; 541-230-1237
Sponsor: Corvallis Sustainability Coalition

THURS, JULY 18 (12 noon – 1:30 pm)

SUSTAINABILITY COALITION QUARTERLY GATHERING
Presentations by Coalition partners and action teams, refreshments and networking opportunities.
See www.sustainablecorvallis.org for details.
At Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave.
Contact: info@sustainablecorvallis.org, 541-230-1237
Sponsor: Corvallis Sustainability Coalition

THURS, JULY 18 (5:30 – 7:30 pm)

GARDEN FAMILY COOKOUT: POLLINATOR CELEBRATION MEAL
An evening of cooking in the cob oven to celebrate garden pollinators, which help to provide 75% of our food. Enjoy dinner, explore the pollinator garden and create pollinator art.
Register at https://corvallisenvironmentalcenter.wufoo.com/forms/r236lx916dul0g/
At Starker Arts Garden for Education, 4485 SW Country Club Drive, Corvallis
Contact: engage@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org
Sponsor: Corvallis Environmental Center

FRI, JULY 19 (1 – 3 pm)

THE KALAPUYA AND THE FOREST SERVICE
Greg Archuleta, Kalapuya member of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, will talk about Kalapuya culture and Marys Peak, and U.S. Forest Service archaeologist Tony Farque will present a reenactment as Forest Service founder Gifford Pinchot. Forest Service parking fee is $5.
At the upper parking lot of Marys Peak
Contact: deckert@willamettewatershed.com
Sponsors: Marys Peak Alliance of AFRANA, U.S. Forest Service

 FRI, JULY 19 (5:30 – 7:30 pm)

USE YOUR CAMERA TO LEARN MORE ABOUT NATURE This interactive workshop will cover ways you can use your camera—whether it’s a phone, pocket camera or DSLR—to learn more about nature and get sharp, usable images, and where you can get help identifying species you’ve taken photos of.
Space is limited, please register: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050844abae2dab9-photography
At Bald Hill Natural Area
Contact: 541-752-9609; blythe@greenbeltlandtrust.org
Sponsors: Neighborhood Naturalist and Greenbelt Land Trust

SAT, JULY 20 (10 am – 6 pm)

DAY OF SHARING FOR OLD MILL CENTER
Many Hands Trading will donate $1 of every $4 of sales to Old Mill Center for Children and Families. At Many Hands Trading, 259 SW Madison Ave.
Contact: christy_turner@oldmillcenter.org
Sponsors: Old Mill Center, Many Hands Trading

SUN, JULY 21 (12 noon – 5 pm)

SUMMER MARKETPLACE
This outdoor event will feature many vendors specializing in local handmade items. All vendors will accept HOURs and US dollars.
At Corvallis downtown riverfront, along First St.
Contact: www.hourexchange.org  or 541-224-7752
Sponsor: The HOUR Exchange

THURS, JULY 25 (6 – 9 pm)

SAGE SUMMER CONCERT
Live music with bands Olivia Awbrey and Far Out West. Local food and beverages, family activities, and intermission entertainment. Free admission suggested donation of $10 per family. Proceeds benefit SAGE Garden to help grow over 10,000 pounds of food annually for hunger relief organizations in Corvallis.
At Starker Arts Park Amphitheater, 4485 SW Country Club Drive
Contact: engage@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org
Sponsor: Corvallis Environmental Center

SUN, JULY 28 (10 am – 12 noon)

AVERY HOUSE NATIVE PLANT GARDEN WORK PARTY
Volunteer to help with the native plant garden for wildlife.
At Avery House, 1200 Avery Park Drive
Contact: estherco@peak.org
Sponsor: Corvallis Native Plant Society