FSH@O Opal Creek Hike June 12th

May 17th, 2016

Who doesn’t love hiking and a chance to explore the incredible scenery of our fair state?


Little Santiam waterfalls

FSH@O invites you, your family, and your friendly furry friends to explore the wonder of Oregon’s natural beauty Sunday, June 12th with an easy, 6 mile hike around Opal Creek. Hiking starts at 10am–though I’d recommend arriving early for better parking options. 🙂

Opal Pool

Opal Pool

The important details:

Who: You, your friends and family, and your friendly furry family (the trail is dog friendly)!

What: Hiking the Opal Creek trail to Opal Pool. A round trip of 6 mostly flat miles of trail.

When: June 12th, meeting at the trailhead at 10am.  We expect the hike to take about 3-4 hours with pictures, stopping to take in the sites, and lunch.

Getting there: You’ll find driving directions no matter where you’re coming from on this website. Drivers will need a NW Forest Pass or to pay $5 on site

Carpooling: We also encourage carpooling! Please fill out this Google Sheet if you have room in your car or if you’re looking for a ride.

Packing:  Here’s what to bring!

  • Good shoes for hiking
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Sunscreen
  • A camera
  • A swimsuit and towel for the bold! The water is a bit chilly, but awesome.


We’re planning on exploring Jawbone Flats and Opal Pool.  Jawbone flats is an old abandoned mining town, and there are old mines and treasures to find along the trails.

Jawbone Flats

Jawbone Flats

Please contact Erica Curry if you have any questions!


Depending on the turnout of this hike, we’re hoping to do more of these in the future! Do you have suggestions of where we should explore, and what we should show off to any new Oregonians? Leave your suggestions for future hikes and outings in the comments!

CARDV Mother’s Day (Weekend) Run/Walk

March 31st, 2016

CARDV is having their 14th annual Mother’s Day (weekend) 5K run/walk and fun walk for safe families on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. I won’t be able to attend this year, but I have really enjoyed attending it in the past.


#FSHAOMO Winner!

December 4th, 2015


A big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed! We raised $150 and were awed by the awesome selfies!

Implicit Bias and Inclusion Trainings

November 23rd, 2015

One of the primary issues identified during the Speak Out last week was the need for further training on social justice and inclusivity for members of Oregon State. To meet this need, the Office of Equity and Inclusion is offering a three trainings over the next few weeks to help our community at OSU work towards social justice and inclusion. I highly recommend the Implicit Bias training, especially if you haven’t had search advocate training. Below is the blurb about the trainings from OSU Today:

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is providing workshops in three critical areas foundational towards a larger social justice initiative under development. Come learn important skills and have an opportunity to reflect with others on the topics of Implicit Bias on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. or Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.; Microaggressions on Dec. 1 at 10 a.m., or on Dec. 4 at 2:30 p.m., and/or; Zones of Safety on Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. or Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.  Learn more about each course and please register to attend.

Let me know if you have any questions. I’m currently planning on attending the training on microagressions, if you’d like to join!



Charity idea: Children’s Miracle Network, Eugene Family Guest House

October 23rd, 2015

Warren would like to rant about a charity here:
If you’ve ever thought “Gee, I’d like to donate 5 bucks or more to a charity. but which one really matters to someone I work with?” – I’ve got a suggestion!

Go to this link: https://11354.thankyou4caring.org/SHMC_Main_Donate and select the Designation: “Patient Family Guest House.” Maybe put in a comment like “This is for someone who really appreciated the CMN/Lions Family Guest House while their kid was in the NICU at Sacred Heart in Eugene.”
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Indie Game Con

October 2nd, 2015

Today and tomorrow, in Eugene, the Indie Game Con is taking place. Warren plans to head down tomorrow with his son, and check out the local made games for at least a couple hours.
Kids under 8 are free. Normal tickets are $10. Full Access tickets (developer talks) are $27.
Several other game devs from Albany and Corvallis are going. If you end up heading down, leave a comment and we’ll be sure to say hi.

Join the Bike Commute Challenge!

August 19th, 2015

For the 5th consecutive year we’ll have an OSU Ecampus and Friends team in the Bike Commute Challenge in September. The BCC is a very friendly competition among workplaces in Oregon/SW Washington each September that promotes wellness, sustainability, bike safety, and community. We welcome everyone who wants to bike to work at least once or twice, or as much as every day, in September. Sign up at Bike Commute Challenge to join us. When you register, please choose the OSU Ecampus and Friends team so that your rides will count toward the team total. All team members will be invited to an after-work gathering during September. For more information, contact Cub.

You’ll be on the team with a few of your fellow F’SH@O members!

Game Playtest event in Eugene (tonight!)

August 12th, 2015

Eugene has a pretty healthy indie games development scene. Tonight they’re offering a playtest event (where you can try out games that are still in development and offer feedback). Folks from Portland are coming down for it, so I guess some of us in Corvallis might be interested.
more info at : https://roundtown.com/event/10255849/Indie-Game-Play-Test-Night-Eugene-OR

Corvallis Craft Beer Fest, July 25th!

July 22nd, 2015

Corvallis is having a craft beer and cider picnic this weekend, complete with awesome food trucks. It looks like it should be really fun, if anyone wants to join, you may run into Erica! Shoot an email to erica.curry@oregonstate.edu if you’re looking for a carpool/shuttle buddy or if you want someone to sit with! Important info and link below!


Admission: $7 cash for those over 12 with kids under 12 in for free

When: Saturday, July 25th, 2015 from 12-9PM
Where: Cornelius Orchard & Farm, 3375 SW 53rd St. Corvallis, OR 97333 (1 mile south of Safeway at 53rd & Philomath Blvd.)

Craft Beverages Providers: Oregon Trail, Calapooia, McMenamins on Monroe, Block 15, Flat Tail, Deluxe, Sky High, Mazama, 2 Towns, Nectar Creek, Agrarian & Corvallis Brewing Supply with Root Beer for the designated drivers and kiddos.
Food Carts: Kalamata Bistro, Ploughman’s Lunch, Les Caves Bier & Kitchen & Bombs Away Cafe
Live Music: 1-4PM with Fire Fingers & 5:30-8:30PM with Crescendo Show…(Bon Ton Roulet wasn’t able to join us this year)
Lawn Games: Corn Hole, Bocci, & Viking Chess all brought to you by Playground Sports



Movies in the Park (Albany)

July 7th, 2015

Each Summer you can attend free movies in the Monteith park (in Albany). This Friday at 9pm they’ll be kicking off the series with Raiders of the Lost Ark. Five more movies will follow, each Friday for the rest of the summer. More details here: Albany Events

Warren hopes to go with his wife and 2 sons. If you’re going as well, leave a note in the comments and we’ll look for you (Maybe even with some waving and nodding).