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SESNA Ice Cream Social! in SE #SalemOR – Sunday, June 24th


Kickoff Summer at the Ice Cream Social!

Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Aldrich Park by Bush Elementary School | Bellevue ST SE and 15th ST SE

Do you like ice cream, live music, and snacks? Have we got a sweet treat for you!

SESNA is teaming up with Umpqua Dairy, Roundhouse Band, and more to bring you a fun start to summer in 2018.

We’ll have:

  • Face-painting and games for kids and adults;
  • The Umpqua Dairy ice cream folks, scooping up cold treats;
  • A self-serve sundae toppings bar;
  • Snacks and drinks; and
  • Live music by local bluegrass favorites, Roundhouse Band!

The fun starts on Sunday, June 24 at 1:00 pm, and goes til 4:00. Join us at Aldrich Park, near the corner of 15th and Bellevue Streets SE. (Beside Bush Elementary School.)

All at no charge!

Just bring a blanket or lawn chairs, some games to share, and be ready for a good time with your neighbors!

Want more than fun and games? Some local organizations will have tables set up, so you can find out what they have to offer.

See the SESNA Event page for more information including a list of organizations so far.


Make Music Day #SalemOR – Thurs. June 21st

Make Music Day Salem

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Downtown Salem

Make Music Day Salem celebrates music by the people/for the people, with free concerts all day on June 21, the summer solstice, at numerous locations across town.

Make Music Day Salem is an event for people who love music and the joyous sense of community that music can foster.  It will be held at numerous locations in Salem every June 21 (the summer solstice). The next Make Music Day Salem celebration is set for Thursday, June 21, 2018.

Make Music Day Salem is a call to participation: Music by the People, For the People. It is an invitation to all musicians, amateur as well as professional, to sign up to play at one of the available venues and, after practicing up for the big event, to perform on June 21.  And it is an invitation to music-lovers to show up at the venues and enjoy the musical offerings.

Make Music Day Salem is a celebration of music of all genres played by and enjoyed by people of all stripes.  We plan to have music from Alternative to Bluegrass to Classical to Zydeco.  And we hope to have a large turnout from the whole community, celebrating together our shared love of live music. We will be joining over 725 cities around the world to celebrate Make Music Day – so help us make this day unforgettable as we kick off summer with music for all to enjoy!

Make Music Day Salem is an outgrowth of the Fete de la Musique, which originated in France in 1982.  The event began as a call to musicians in Paris to get out in the streets on June 21 and play their music.  It has since spread and has a large footprint, particularly in Europe and parts of Africa, but also in a handful of cities getting started in the U.S.  We think this is a great way to showcase our city and the many talented and amazing people that make Salem special.

Make Music Day Salem Webpage – more information and schedules.

Wednesday Evening Film Series at the Historic Elsinore Theatre in #SalemOR: The Adventures of Robin Hood – June 20th

ab2a2ad4-93e2-4a20-ab84-0d82f663d74a-1108-0000010547054f2f-1Film Series:

The Adventures of Robin Hood

(1938; PG; 1 hour, 42 minutes; Action, Adventure, Romance)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Elsinore Theatre | 170 High St SE, Salem

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard’s absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

Doors Open at 6:15 PM

Cost is $6.00

Something to do on Fathers’ Day! #SalemOR Walking Tours

IMG_7439It’s a beautiful day! And Fathers’ Day…

So I thought I’d post these awesome Salem walking tours found on the website, Shine on Salem!

Salem Walking Tours

salem in oregon history tour“Walking Tours” provide leisurely occasions to enjoy the pleasures of Salem’s natural beauty and the historic character of our city.

They introduce visitors to our historic neighborhoods, follow creeks in urban parks, cross the Willamette River on the Union Street Railroad Pedestrian Bridge and experience Salem’s the important place in Oregon History. (From: Shine on Salem)

Check out these walking tours designed by Virginia Green and Thomas Green! Photos by Thomas Green. Thank you, Virginia and Thomas!


Enjoy the outdoors and take a walk with someone you care about!

High Street Gallery Closing Celebration Event! In #SalemOR – Today! Sat. June 16th


Saturday, June 16th, 2018 | 5:30-8:30 PM

High St. Gallery + The Bruin Co. | 700 High St. NE Suite 180

(Gallery entrance is located at the back of the building)

Please join us at High St. Gallery for the closing reception of the two-person exhibition, No Where Now Here.

Featuring the work of: Tom Cramer & Michael Hernandez.

Come celebrate the closing of High St. Gallery with us!

We’re grateful for the community’s support and for all the artists who have exhibited here.

Let’s get together one last time at High St. Gallery.

We’ll also be giving away pieces of Tom Cramer’s mural for free to those who want a piece to remember High St. Gallery by!


High St. Gallery + The Bruin Co.
700 High St. NE Suite 180 Salem, OR 97301
Gallery entrance is located at the back of the building.


Facebook: @HighStGallery

Always Free • Open to Public • Family Friendly

The Bruin Co. +
High St. Gallery
700 High St. NE Suite 180
Salem, Oregon 97301

Public Hearing: Country Music Festival at Marion County Commissioners Board Session in #SalemOR – June 20th

Marion County Board Session:

Country Music Festival Conditional Use Permit Public Hearing

June 20, 2018 | 9:00 AM

Courthouse Square | Senator Hearing Room | 555 Court Street NE, Salem

Board Sessions are open to the public and held each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. Formal Board Actions are brought before the Board of Commissioners at Board Session meetings. Formal board actions are the means by which the Marion County Board of Commissioners adopt, approve, deny or accept proclamations, orders, resolutions and ordinances.

The current board session agenda is available on our website.

#SilvertonOR Hills Strawberry Festival – Fathers’ Day – June 17th

Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival

Strawberries and Ice Cream!!shsfhomer1

Fathers’ Day | Sunday, June 17, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Coolidge-McClaine City Park

Since 1951, Silverton area folks have been enjoying this local tradition. Originally held at the Silverton Hills Grange Hall, we now celebrate in our local Coolidge-McClaine City Park. Held on Fathers Day Sunday, June 17, 2018.

We serve up a strawberry delight with biscuits and ice cream and a free second helping of strawberries, all for just $6.00! Strawberry shortcake desert is free for children 2 or under and 80 or over!

Kicking off our Strawberry Festival musical line-up from 12:00 to 2:30 will be The SycoBilly’s, a talented group who is hitting the local music scene like a ton of bricks!

And from 2:30 to 5:00 the Oregon Valley Boys will be providing their own brand of Western Swing at The Main Entertainment Stage, located near the covered area in the park!!

Only $6.00!

Under 2 and Over 80 Free!!

More information…