Calendar

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.

Aug
10
Sat
Hoop Jam – BGCA @ Linn Benton Community College
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Hoop Jam - BGCA @ Linn Benton Community College | Albany | Oregon | United States

{SAVE THE DATES} for Hoop Jam! A 3-on-3 street basketball tournament, at the LBCC Parking Lot, on August 10-11, 2024. Hoop Jam is a great way to focus on youth, community building, and character development through an athletic venue.

They anticipate over 3,000 players and families will be enjoying all that Albany has to offer during the Hoop Jam. As is true for all of the Boys & Girls Club of Albany’s events and programs, the youth are the true benefactors.

Aug
11
Sun
Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour August 11, 2024 @ Linn County Fairgrounds
Aug 11 all-day
Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour August 11, 2024 @ Linn County Fairgrounds | Albany | Oregon | United States

This fantastic one-day cycling event takes place in the scenic mid-Willamette Valley. Established in the late 1970s, the CBBT offers a variety of route options, rest stops, delicious food, and SAG (support and gear) support tailored to cyclists of all levels. Plus, you’ll have the chance to pedal through up to five picturesque covered bridges, depending on the route you select. Join us for a memorable day of cycling and exploration!

CHECK IN FOR ALL RIDERS IS AT THE LINN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS FROM 7:00 – 9:00 am.   Register Here. 

Please note that the 23 mile riders (Shortest route) will first check in at the fairgrounds and then proceed to Scio for the start of the ride.

Experience the charm of Linn County’s rural roads as you pedal through historic covered bridges in the picturesque Mid-Willamette Valley. Enjoy scenic views, open fields, rolling hills, and minimal traffic lights along the way. Plus, a portion of your entry fee supports Bicycle Education & Safety programs in our community.

Bring your family and invite your friends to join this unforgettable one-day ride! Lunch is included for riders on the Full Century, Metric Century, and Almost Century routes. Please note that lunch is not provided for the 44-mile and shorter rides.

Late registration begins on August 1st (with a $5 increase).

We look forward to riding with you at the CBBT this year!

  • Five covered bridges over varied terrain. Some hills along with rollers.
    85 miles
    2600 feet of climbing.
    Lunch stop and several rest/snack stops.
  • Five covered bridges. Varied terrain with vistas. Hills and rollers for elevation gain of 3500 feet total.
    101 miles.
    Lunch stop and several rest/snack stops.
  • Four covered bridges with one steep hill and plenty of rollers. Woods and some scenic vistas.
    68 miles
    1900 feet of climbing.
    Lunch stop and several rest/snack stops.
  • Mostly flat through cultivated farmlands, so if there’s a breeze you may feel it.
    44 miles
    3 covered bridges.
    2 supported rest and snack stops.
  • This ride starts and ends at the high school in the town of Scio, but check-in still happens at the Fairgrounds in Albany. The ride covers a flat 23 miles. Highlights include 3 covered bridges, 2 rest stops. Mostly very quiet country roads through the farmlands.
  • Discounted fees for our younger participants. Under 18 years of age are included. Adult accompaniment is encouraged.

Mid-Valley Bicycle Club ● info@mvbc.com ● mvbc.com

About MVBC;
The Mid-Valley Bicycle Club is a non-profit cycling club centered in Corvallis, Oregon, one of the nation’s top bicycle commuting cities. The club was founded in 1974, and is open to cyclists of all ages and abilities. Its primary purpose is to promote general interest in cycling relative to bicycle education, safety, transportation and recreation.

 

Hoop Jam – BGCA @ Linn Benton Community College
Aug 11 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Hoop Jam - BGCA @ Linn Benton Community College | Albany | Oregon | United States

{SAVE THE DATES} for Hoop Jam! A 3-on-3 street basketball tournament, at the LBCC Parking Lot, on August 10-11, 2024. Hoop Jam is a great way to focus on youth, community building, and character development through an athletic venue.

They anticipate over 3,000 players and families will be enjoying all that Albany has to offer during the Hoop Jam. As is true for all of the Boys & Girls Club of Albany’s events and programs, the youth are the true benefactors.

Sep
14
Sat
The Albany Beer “Run” 9.14.24 @ Calapooia Brewing,
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Albany Beer "Run" 9.14.24 @ Calapooia Brewing, | Albany | Oregon | United States

Does the thought of running a marathon or even a 10K overwhelm you with exhaustion?  Well we’ve got a race for you!
The .3K Albany Beer “Run” (yup, that’s 0.3K) is dedicated to the below-average athlete and weekend warrior in all of us!
Sponsored by the Lions Club, this year’s event supports Safe Haven Humane Society in Albany and is open to all 2 and 4 footed pals.

Registration is limited to ages 21 and over.

Advance Registration with shirt through September 1st – $30
Includes a “Run” T-shirt, two beers, a medal, and an impressive distance sticker for your car. A shirt is only guaranteed until September 1st.

Advance Registration through September 13th – $30 (no shirt)
Includes two beers, a medal, and an impressive distance sticker for your car.

Day-of Registration – $30.00 (no shirt)
If you missed pre-registration deadline, you can still register on Saturday, race day, at the Calapooia Brewery at 10:30 am. It will still cost you $30 and you won’t receive a commemorative T-shirt.

Runners must be of legal drinking age to redeem beer tickets. Please
bring valid identification and cash. Day-of registration opens at Calapooia Brewing at
10:30 a.m.

Register now for good food, good drink, and good fun for a great cause. For more
information about the Albany Beer “Run”, visit the official event page at
www.omroadrace.org.

 

About SafeHaven Humane Society

Located in the mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon, SafeHaven is dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes for all animals entrusted in their care.  As a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, SafeHaven’s mission is to help residents of their communities be the best humane beings they can be by providing compassionate, temporary shelter care, healthy adoptable animals, information, understanding and education, and spay and neuter programs for each animal in its care.

SafeHaven is a limited-admission shelter that is committed to the philosophy of not using euthanasia to control pet population. Once an animal enters SafeHaven, there is no limit to the amount of time that animal can spend at the facility. Once the shelter is full, however, no new animals can be accepted, thus preventing the current residents from being euthanized to make room for newcomers. It is this policy that differentiates SafeHaven from publicly funded “open admission” facilities. As a no-kill shelter, SafeHaven has pledged to care for the dogs, cats, and small animals in its custody until they find a forever home. With an 11-member Board of Directors, a 40-member paid staff, and over 400 dedicated volunteers, SafeHaven does not receive funding from any governmental agency and relies on their programs, community, and grants to keep their mission going.

 

About Corvallis Lions Club
The Corvallis Lions Club organization is united with the goal to serve. Guided by
kindness, Lions Club members volunteer their time and efforts to improve the health, education and well-being for children and adults through strengthening local and global
communities with support for those in times of need.