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.
The Annual Festival of Wreaths Auction is a huge fundraiser for the carousel and an event we look forward to all year long!
You’re invited to stay in, curl up with some cocoa – or wine – and do some bidding with the trusted online auction platform, 32 Auctions.
Bidding will begin on November 27th at 9 AM and will close December 3rd at 7 PM.
Items will have pictures and descriptions online for you to browse or you can stop by the carousel Wednesday- Sunday during the auction 11AM – 4PM to view the auction items.
Many thanks to this year’s Festival of Wreaths sponsor, Aasum-Dufour Funeral Home. Events like this wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of local businesses and community sponsors.
Shop from over 200 artists for unique hand-crafted goods for the home and garden.
Handmade items include candles, skin care, toys, jewelry, tasty treats, knit items, local art, decorations, and more! Admission $2. Kids 13 and under free.
Get into the holiday spirit, bring the entire family to Storybook Land, and Albany holiday tradition!
Want to be a vendor? Visit: https://www.lcfairexpo.com/ChristmasBazaar for more details.
THE PENNY COTTAGE CHRISTMAS
December 1st, 4:00-8:00
December 2nd, 10:00-4:00
At The Gathering Barn, 35476 Knox Butte Road E, Albany, OR
Come shop local vendors offering unique gifts, baked goods, local food, and holiday decor all within a country Christmas setting!
Free entry and family friendly!
More details are on The Penny Cottage on Facebook and Instagram.
1st Friday Artist Reception at Gallery Calapooia is from 6-8pm
The featured artists for December are sure to bring a smile to your face with their theme: rabbits!!! Anna Harris and Dhannon Ross create whimsical images and forms that are a treat for the soul. Come by Gallery Calapooia for their last First Friday reception of 2023 and see this great show. They have lots of wonderful holiday gifts and hand-made ornaments. Get them before they’re gone! See you Friday at Gallery Calapooia from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Happy Holidays!!!
Peter and the Starcatcher
by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Directed by: Mirinda Keeling
Performances: Dec. 1, 2, 3(m), 8, 9, 10(m), 14, 15, 16, 2023
A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure. (Music Theatre International)
Box office opens 45 minutes before performances
Toland Tree Farm🌲Christmas Tree & Wreath ❤️Sale❤️
🎄December 2&3 (9am – 4pm)
Fresh, Pre-cut Doug Fir trees 5’-8’
Trees will be cut and ready to go!🎅🏻 cash or Venmo accepted.
Priced per tree, TBD
Come on out and help celebrate the season!
They are working on raising funds this year to help us offset the cost of Craig’s cancer treatments. They appreciate your support🙏
Join the Linn Benton NAACP and Kids For The Culture for a time of love and togetherness as they share soul food, learn about Kwanzaa and other seasonal traditions, and enjoy a variety of activities, crafts, and entertainment for all ages, and more to get ready for the many upcoming winter festivities in our community!
Nikki Brown Clown, the award-winning special guest, will perform an interactive holiday story time at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, followed by an educational presentation on Kwanzaa and lunch, games and more!