Welcome to AVA’s monthly calendar of events. Take a peek and plan your stay-cation or your 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 Northwest Art and Air Festival.

*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.

LBCC “OneVibe Diversity Day Celebration”
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The annual “OneVibe Diversity Day” celebration will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Wednesday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the college courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

The event includes musical performances by Portland’s The Urban Shaman, Gerencia Elegante of Albany, bagpiper Mark Mullaney, also from Portland, and LBCC’s own a capella group Blue Light Special.

Close to thirty campus and community groups with information on diversity and cultural engagement will surround the courtyard.

Courtyard lunch will be available for $5, or $4 for students, with proceeds benefiting LBCC’s Global Connections Club.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center at 541-917-4461.

Direct questions about or requests for special needs or accommodations to the LBCC Disability Coordinator, RCH-105, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321, Phone 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Telecommunications Relay TTD at 1-800-735-2900 or 1-800-735-1232. Make sign language interpreting or real-time transcribing requests 2-4 weeks in advance. Make all other requests at least 72 hours prior to the event. LBCC will make every effort to honor requests. LBCC is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Preservation Awards Presentation
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Awards will be presented at the City Council meeting, 7:15pm, Albany City Hall, 333 Broadalbin Street SW, Laura LaRoque (541) 917-7640 or e-mail: Free.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Monteith Historical Society’s Historic Interior Home Tour Committee presents preservation info during the Albany

Masonic Cemetery Clean-up
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

9am-12noon, Please bring gloves, kneepads (if needed), and other cleaning implements, snacks provided. Volunteer work by the Friends of the Albany Masonic Cemetery is made possible by a grant from the Oregon Heritage Cemetery Grant Program. 700 Broadway Street SW (west end of 6th & 7th Ave SW). If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Albany Masonic Cemetery, please call Kathy Griffiths at 541-967-1941

Albany Streetcar Tour With Bill Maddy
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Albany Regional Museum will present the Albany Street Railway Historic Tour three times on Saturday May 12th, 10am, 11am, and 1pm. Tour goers will board the vintage Albany streetcar at the Musuem, 136 Lyon St, for the tour with Bill Maddy, Museum docent. He will provide a narrated ride on the historic route of the Albany Streetcars. Seating is limited and registration is required to reserve a ticket for any of the three times. For a reservation contact the Albany Regional Museum, 541-967-7122

Marks Ridge Winery Mother’s Day at the Winery!! @ 29255 Berlin Rd.
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mom’s taste free and receive some bling for their special day!
Lite Appetizers too!
Call 541-974-4457 for more information,

Sybaris Celebrates Mother’s Day
May 13 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Assorted fresh homemade pastries and coffeecake.
Fresh fruit salad with candied citrus.
Pheasant “hash” with spring vegetables and a poached egg.
Classic fruit tart.

Reservations are required, please call 541-928-8157
$25 /person $12/children 12 and under
Beverage and gratuity are not included.

Author Jane Kirkpatrick presents @ Albany Mennonite Village
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Author Jane Kirkpatrick presents @ Albany Mennonite Village | Albany | Oregon | United States

Linn County Historical Society Presents “Jennie Parrish: Early Oregon Healer.” At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, Jane Kirkpatrick, historian and author, will present at the Lakeside Center, located at the Mennonite Village at 2180 54th Avenue SE in Albany. All programs sponsored by the Linn County Historical Society are free and open to the public. Telephone 541-926-4680. The presentation is free.

Linn County Historical Society Programs “Jennie Parrish, Early Oregon Healer”
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

All programs sponsored by the Linn County Historical Society are free and open to the public.They are held on Sundays at 2pm at the Lakeside Center of the Mennonite Village at 2180 54th Ave SE in Albany. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 541-926-4680.

Albany YMCA “Senor Fitness Testing”
May 21 @ 8:30 am – May 23 @ 1:30 pm

Come test your strength, endurance, and flexibility! YMCA senior fitness testing is open to members and nonmembers free of cost. Testing includes BMI, body composition, and blood pressure analysis and interpretation. Come in for your fitness test and get a chance to talk to our certified personal trainers.
YMCA Event room. Call 541-926-4488 for more information.

Taste of the Valley
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Taste of the Valley is organized by students in the social entrepreneurship club,16xOSU, at Oregon State University. It brings together local wineries, breweries, restaurants, coffee houses, and bakeries all in one location to highlight their signature dishes & drinks and support the Linn Benton Food Share.
For students in the club, planning, organizing, and implementing a community-wide event is a great opportunity to take skills learned in the classroom and apply them to the real world–literally.

Taste of the Valley is going to be held May 22, 2018 at the Children’s Farm Home, Historic Old School.
We hope you’ll join us for an evening of satisfying tastes!Support the Linn-Benton Food Share at this event that brings together local wineries, breweries, restaurants, coffee houses, and bakeries all in one location to highlight their signature dishes & drinks. All profits go to support Linn-Benton Food Share. : $30 Pre-sale, $35 at door

For more information and to buy tickets: