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									                                    Corvallis Sustainability Coalition
                                 SUSTAINABILITY EVENTS CALENDAR

                                                 FEBUARY 2009
                    Events for people who want to learn about and get involved with efforts to make
                                 Corvallis and Benton County sustainable communities

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2                   UNDERSTANDING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH OREGON COUNTRY BEEF:
7:00 p.m.                            Founders Doc & Connie Hatfield on Sustainable Ranching
                                       LaSells Stewart Center, C & E Auditorium
                                       Contact: Maureen at 752-3517 or cnwei@peak.org
                                       Sponsor: OSU College of Business and Natural Step Network (Corvallis)

EVERY TUESDAY IN FEB.                GARDENING LECTURE SERIES – Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
12:10 p.m.                             Feb. 3 – “Fruit Trees Rx: Maintaining Healthy Fruit Trees”
                                       Feb. 10 – “The Buzz on Mason Bees: Beekeeping without the Sting”
                                       Feb. 17 – “Maximizing Your Resources: Drought Tolerant Landscaping”
                                       Feb. 24 – “Between a Rock and a Plant Place: Rock Gardens”
                                       Sponsor: Benton County Master Gardener Association

THURSDAYS,                           WEED SPOTTERS VOLUNTEER TRAINING
FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 12                  Tunison Community Room (2/5 & 3/5), S. Co-op Meeting Room (all other dates)
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.                 RSVP required: 753-7208, hkeirstead@bentonswcd.org
                                       Sponsor: Benton SWCD

EVERY FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY             5th ANNUAL ECO FILM FESTIVAL - Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St.,
7:30 p.m.                               Suggested donation: $5 and/or canned goods; Feb. 6 - Consuming Kids;
                                        Feb. 13 - Food Matters; Feb. 20 - Passion for Sustainability; Feb. 27 - Renewal
                                        Contact: Maureen at 752-3517 or cnwei@peak.org
                                        Sponsors: Corvallis Environmental Center, NW Earth Institute

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7                 BENTON SWCD ANNUAL NATIVE PLANT SALE PICK-UP DAY
Pick-up times to be determined         Eichler Hay Company, 3079 NE Garden Ave., Corvallis (East off Hwy 20, North
                                       of Circle Blvd.) – Plants must be pre-ordered with payment by 1/23/09
                                       Contact: office@bentonswcd.org or 753-7208
                                       Sponsor: Benton SWCD
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7                 20     ANNUAL INSIGHTS INTO GARDENING: Classes and Exhibits
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                    LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus - $20 (pre-register), $25 (at door)
                                          Register at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton
                                          Sponsor: Benton County Master Gardener Association

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7                 CLEAN UP OF NEW SITE FOR WEDNESDAY FARMERS’ MARKET
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1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                  2 and B streets - on the south Riverfont, north of the skateboard park
                                       Contact: Rebecca Landis, landisr@peak.org
                                       Sponsor: Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Markets

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10                 URBAN RENEWAL: FACT AND FICTION – A panel discussion followed by
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.               audience Q & A - Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe
                                       Contact: Marilyn at 754-0654, marwilko@comcast.net
                                       Sponsor: League of Women Voters of Corvallis

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11                   SUSTAINABILITY IN THE FAITH COMMUNITY
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.                 Preview inspirational film “Renewal” and hear about new opportunities to bring
                                       creation care to your faith community – Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
                                       Contact: Maureen at 752-3517 or cnwei@peak.org
                                       Sponsors: Corvallis NW Earth Institute and Pacific Power Blue Sky
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17         MENU FOR THE FUTURE WORKSHOP: An Introduction to NW Earth Institute’s
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.       “Menu for the Future” Course – Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler Avenue
                               Contact: Maureen at 752-3517 or cnwei@peak.org
                               Sponsors: Senior Center and Timberhill Athletic Club

THURSDAY, FEB. 19            WILLAMETTE RIVERKEEPERS TRAINING
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.         Walnut Community Room (Fire Station #5) – 4950 NW Fair Oaks Drive
                               Contact: alison@willamette-riverkeeper.org, 503-223-6418
                               Sponsors: Benton SWCD & Willamette Riverkeepers

FRIDAY, FEB. 20              DA VINCI FAST FILM PROJECT – Produce a 10-minute film about an
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.            environmental issue - Darkside Cinema
                                Register: www.davincifilmfest.org, FMI: Brenda at 757-6363
                                Sponsor: da Vinci Days

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28        RAINWATER HARVESTING CLASS
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3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.         First Alternative Co-op – South Meeting Room – 1007 SE 3 Street
                               Register: 541-753-3115 ext. 0
                               Sponsors: First Alternative Co-op & Willamette Watershed Productions

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28        IVY PULL AT PIONEER PARK: Help remove the invasive English ivy that
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon         dominates the south bank of the Marys River at Pioneer Park
                                Pioneer Park, east of Avery Park on the south side of Philomath Blvd.
                                Contact: Steve McGettigan, 754-1739
                                Sponsors: Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Native Plant Society of Oregon

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28        PLANTING PARTY AT FINLEY NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE – Volunteers
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon       will plant Spurred Lupine and Nelson’s Checkermallow. Refreshments!
                               99 W, six miles south of Corvallis
                               Contact: John Gaylord, 745-5088 or 908-2898
                               Sponsor: Audubon Society of Corvallis

DATE/TIME to be determined   VOLUNTARY SIMPLICITY: Living Joyfully with Less – Discussion course at
by participants                Private home in south Corvallis - $20 materials fee
                               Contact: Maureen at 752-3517 or cnwei@peak.org
                               Sponsor: Corvallis NW Earth Institute

                             Calendar production sponsored by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition partners

								
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