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Corvallis honors human inventiveness.

Byline: WILD CARD By Serena Markstrom The Register-Guard

CORVALLIS - The theme of this year's da Vinci Days festival is Tools for Change, and the three-day event in Corvallis that starts today will showcase advances in assistive technologies for people with special needs and breakthroughs in the art and science of living.

According to a news release, it's Oregon's biggest celebration of all the fun to be had with art, science and technology. Expect to encounter hands-on activities, displays and presentations designed to inspire children, teens and young adults.

Highlights include a Kinetic Sculpture Race at 2 p.m. Saturday on the lower campus at Oregon State University, the Gran Prix Electrathon car race at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Memorial Union on campus and the juried Film & Video Festival in the LaSells Stewart Center, 26th Street and Western Boulevard, Corvallis.

Also on tap are the Children's Village, a Children's Parade, a Fiesta Latina, the Community Art Project, the Meandering Mural, a mask-making workshop and a battle of the bands.

Local dance favorites the Sugar Beets and Grammy-winning blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite headline tonight's concert. Saturday's artists include Mumbo Gumbo and Stairway Denied.

Festival hours are from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. today, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit www.davinci-days.org or call (541) 757-6363.
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Title Annotation:Entertainment; Celebration experiments with art and science in the spirit of Leonardo
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jul 14, 2006
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