Calendar

Ballet dancer in costume with Carousel baby elephant.Welcome to AVA’s monthly calendar of events. Take a peek and plan your “stay-cation” or next visit to our region. The city’s most notable annual events include historic home tours, outdoor summer concerts and movies under the stars, and the PNW Art and Air Festival. If you’d like a hard-copy of the most popular monthly events, telephone our office and we’ll gladly mail you one for free. 541-928-0911.

*Note for event organizers: If you’d like to have your event listed on the AVA calendar, head over to our contact page and submit your event to us. 

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Jan
29
Tue
2nd Annual Big Show of Little Art  @ Gallery Calapooia
Jan 29 – Feb 23 all-day
2nd Annual Big Show of Little Art  @ Gallery Calapooia | Albany | Oregon | United States

Community Open Exhibit of 8 inches x 8 inches art works. Reception Feb 1, 6-8  Call 541-971-5701 for daily Gallery hours and for  information about the show and entry forms or visit:  www.gallerycalapooia.com

Feb
17
Sun
Willamette Sportsman Show @ Linn County Fair & Expo Center
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Willamette Sportsman Show @ Linn County Fair & Expo Center | Albany | Oregon | United States

We are excited for another great year of unity with Sportsman in the valley, with everyone coming together to have a fun affordable time.  Admission $6 (kids 12 & under are free!). Free parking. Activities for the kids. For information visit: willamettesportsman

Additional dates/times: Feb. 16,  9a.m. – 6p.m, Feb. 17, 9am – 4pm.

Valentines at the Carousel @ Albany Historic Carousel & Museum
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Valentines at the Carousel @ Albany Historic Carousel & Museum | Albany | Oregon | United States

Give your sweetie a wonderful Valentine’s Day message! Purchase a Chalkboard Heart at the Carousel Gift Shop, write a message to your Valentine and we’ll display it around the Carousel fence from February 1st through Valentine’s Day weekend. Bring your sweetie to the Carousel and show them your message, then enjoy a sweetheart’s ride and popcorn! ! Chalkboards may be purchased for $5 and include a FREE Ride Token and FREE Small Popcorn from our Concession Stand!  For information please call: 541-497-2934, or visit: AlbanyHistoricCarousel

Feb
18
Mon
Free Kid Activities Day at the Carousel @ Albany Historic Carousel & Museum
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free Kid Activities Day at the Carousel @ Albany Historic Carousel & Museum | Albany | Oregon | United States

Visit the Carousel Monday for a fun No-School Day, from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Kids of all ages will enjoy free coloring, crafts and story time and some new puzzles from the gift shop for all to play with. Don’t forget to ride the carousel where rides are always $2.00 each. Activities are for all ages. For information please call: 541-497-2934, or visit:  AlbanyHistoricCarousel

Feb
21
Thu
Linn County Kennel Club Dog Show @ Linn County Fair & Expo Center 
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Linn County Kennel Club Dog Show @ Linn County Fair & Expo Center  | Albany | Oregon | United States

Same AKC weekend but the days have moved to Thursday through Sunday!!  Four full days of conformation, obedience, rally, and agility competitions!!  *Please refer to official premium for event scheduling. NEW- CGC and Trick Dog Evaluations will be offered.
4-6 Month Puppy Classes, National Owner-Handler, Series Competition, Bred-By Exhibitor Competition, Best Puppy.  Hosted by Linn County Kennel Club and McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers. For information visit: DogClub

 

Mini Garden Art Workshop at Calapooia Clay @ 1533 7th Ave, Albany, OR 97322
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mini Garden Art Workshop at Calapooia Clay @ 1533 7th Ave, Albany, OR 97322 | Albany | Oregon | United States

Create miniature houses and other objects for your mini garden or display.  This two session (two hours each session) workshop is for those with or without previous experience with clay. Create your mini-garden art in the first session, and then glaze your work in the second session. Clay, glazes and firing included. Thursdays, 10:00 to Noon, Feb. 21 & Mar. 7. Cost: $40 , Instructor: Gary House. For information, reservations and tickets please visit:  MiniHousesThursdays

Hand Building Basics at Calapooia Clay @ Calapooia Clay
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hand Building Basics at Calapooia Clay @ Calapooia Clay | Albany | Oregon | United States

This five-week class explores the many options of creating with clay off the wheel. All skill levels welcome! Whether you’re touching clay for the first time or looking to expand your work with new techniques, this is the class for you. Students will be introduced to both foundational and more advanced techniques.
Class price includes clay (25 lbs.), all tools, glaze and firing, plus use of the studio during Open Studio times for the duration of the class  (all wet clay work must be completed during your 5-week session). Additional clay may be purchased at $30/bag.   Please be sure to read our refund policy before registering.  Instructor: Susan Pachuta. Feb 21 – Mar 21 – Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For information, reservations and tickets please visit: BasicHand

Wheel Throwing Basics at Calapooia Clay @ 15337th Ave, Albany, OR
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wheel Throwing Basics at Calapooia Clay @ 15337th Ave, Albany, OR

For those with little to no experience or anyone looking to brush up on the basics, we offer a 5-week introductory course to throwing clay on the potter’s wheel. We’ll guide you through the wheel fundamentals of centering, opening, pulling, and shaping. You’ll create several pieces from start to finish, learning the basics beyond the wheel, including trimming and glazing. It is strongly suggested for newer students to take at least two 5-week sessions of Wheel Throwing Basics to get a full grasp of the fundamentals before moving on to Level 2 classes.  Class price includes all supplies, glazes, firings (up to 25 lbs. of clay work through firings), and open studio time for the duration of the class. (All wet clay work must be completed during your 5-week session). Please be sure to read our refund policy before registering. Additional clay may be purchased at $30/bag. Instructor: Ed Sweet,  Feb 21 – Mar 21; Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  For information, reservations and tickets please visit: Wheel Basic

Feb
22
Fri
Linn County Kennel Club Dog Show @ Linn County Fair & Expo Center 
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Linn County Kennel Club Dog Show @ Linn County Fair & Expo Center  | Albany | Oregon | United States

Same AKC weekend but the days have moved to Thursday through Sunday!!  Four full days of conformation, obedience, rally, and agility competitions!!  *Please refer to official premium for event scheduling. NEW- CGC and Trick Dog Evaluations will be offered.
4-6 Month Puppy Classes, National Owner-Handler, Series Competition, Bred-By Exhibitor Competition, Best Puppy.  Hosted by Linn County Kennel Club and McKenzie Cascade Dog Fanciers. For information visit: DogClub

 

Wheel Throwing Basics at Calapooia Clay @ Calapooia Clay
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wheel Throwing Basics at Calapooia Clay @ Calapooia Clay | Albany | Oregon | United States

For those with little to no experience or anyone looking to brush up on the basics, we offer a 5-week introductory course to throwing clay on the potter’s wheel. We’ll guide you through the wheel fundamentals of centering, opening, pulling, and shaping. You’ll create several pieces from start to finish, learning the basics beyond the wheel, including trimming and glazing. It is strongly suggested for newer students to take at least two 5-week sessions of Wheel Throwing Basics to get a full grasp of the fundamentals before moving on to Level 2 classes.  Class price includes all supplies, glazes, firings (up to 25 lbs. of clay work through firings), and open studio time for the duration of the class. (All wet clay work must be completed during your 5-week session). Please be sure to read our refund policy before registering. Additional clay may be purchased at $30/bag. Instructor: Ed Sweet,  Feb 22 – Mar 22; Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For information, reservations and tickets please visit: WheelBasicsFridays