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Take the trolley to the county fair, keep up with summer road construction, and explore the "Library of Things" this month in Corvallis.
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Corvallis Transit offers fareless Benton County Fair shuttle

Benton County Fair visitors, volunteers and employees can avoid traffic congestion and parking costs by using the Corvallis Transit System (CTS) Fair Shuttle. CTS will offer a fareless service to the Benton County Fair beginning at the Downtown Transit Center (DTC), with stops at two free Park & Ride locations. This year’s shuttle will stop at both dedicated Park & Ride locations on the way to, and returning from, the fair. A map of the route can be found online.

The shuttle service will run Wednesday, Aug. 3 and Thursday, Aug. 4 from 3:30 to 11:30 p.m., and Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday, Aug. 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., allowing riders time to enjoy the late night fair concerts. Click here for more information on the trolley shuttle.

Visit www.corvallistransit.com for a shuttle schedule or call CTS at 541-766-6998 for more information.
 

Update: Chip Ross and Timberhill closed to the public through Sept. 9

Chip Ross and Timberhill natural areas will be closed to the public from through early September as part of an ongoing oak habitat restoration project.
 
During the closure, forest contractors will be harvesting Douglas-fir and big leaf maple trees, and thinning smaller Oregon white oaks as part of the restoration efforts. Work has been scheduled to minimize environmental impacts and to reduce the length of the closure. During the closure period, logging machinery will be accessing the existing trail system and adjacent woodlands.

Click here for more information on the ongoing oak habitat restoration project in the Chip Ross and Timber Hill areas.

35th Street closure expected in August

A four-week closure is planned for 35th Street this summer between Sagebrush Drive (the entrance to The Retreat) and Washington Way. The closure is expected to begin on Aug. 8. Signs will be placed on 35th Street one week ahead of the planned closure to alert regular users of the pending traffic change.

This closure will help facilitate the reconstruction of the 35th Street approaches to the railroad tracks. This project will complete improvements to the crossing which began in January 2016. Click here for more information about the closure on 35th Street.

Keep up with summer construction online

Summer is construction season in Corvallis! The types of projects include street repaving, water line replacement, sewer line replacement, building repairs, and many others. Many projects will continue into October. Partial and full street closures may be a result of some types of construction projects. Click here for an interactive map showing the full list of summer construction projects on tap, along with the anticipated schedules.


"A Library of Things" at Your Local Library

This summer, the library is unveiling several new and exciting items available for checkout:
  • Speck Indoor Air Quality monitors
  • GoPro digital video camera
  • MaKey MaKey
  • Slide Scanner
  • Ukulele
  • Kano Computer
  • Finch Robot
  • Squishy Circuits
All of these items are in our modest, but quickly growing “Library of Things” collection. Click here to learn more about this exciting collection designed to teach you new skills and get you making!

August Events at the Library
  • Summer at the Library - All Summer Long!
    Adults have until Sept. 8 to get involved in the Summer at Your Library contest. Fill out an activity log to enter into a grand prize drawing that includes an iPod, Fitbit, eReader and gift certificate to various local spots. Click here to learn more about Summer at Your Library
     
  • Dog Days of Summer – 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
    Read with the dogs! Kids are invited to read to a trained Reading Education Assistance Dog every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in August from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Find us in the Brookes Reading Room within the Youth Services area of the library. No sign-ups necessary, just stop on by! Details here
     
  • Summer Pool Party - 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 6
    Make a splash and celebrate at a free library pool party for all Summer at Your Library participants and their families. Admission to Osborn Aquatic Center is free as part of this event. Details here.

And that's not all! There's plenty more to do at the Library all summer long, including regular weekly meetups and special events. Click here for the full events calendar.

'Vania and Sonia and Masha and Spike' at Majestic Theatre in August

Click here for event information about this award-winning production coming to Majestic Theatre, opening Aug. 19!



Get involved with Pedal Corvallis

Share adventure, share fun, share bikes! A bikeshare program called Pedal Corvallis rolled into town this summer, offering bikeshare memberships for $25, a month pass for $10 or a 3-day pass for $5. To learn more and sign up, visit www.zagster.com/pedalcorvallis.

The program is open to anyone age 18 and older, and membership is free for InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization members. There are 6 stations and 35 bikes throughout town. Station locations are:
  • Downtown Transit Center, 5th Street and Monroe Avenue
  • Oregon State Credit Union, 1980 NW 9th Street
  • Lincoln Health Center, 121 SE Viewmont Avenue
  • Benton County Health Department, 530 NW 27th Street
  • Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Drive
  • SamFit / Samaritan Square, 777 NW 9th Street #310  
Pedal Corvallis is spearheaded by the InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization and the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments along with the City of Corvallis, Benton County, Corvallis 509J School District, Oregon State Credit Union, and other public and private partners.

Sponsors include Samaritan Health Services / SamFit, Linn Benton Community College, NuScale Power, First Alternative Co-op, the City of Corvallis Transportation Program, the Corvallis Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, and Woodstock’s Pizza. For more information about marketing opportunities for local businesses, visit www.ocwcog.org.
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