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Lecture: River Currents at Riverfront Park in #SalemOR

RIVER CURRENTS

Speaker: Deborah Topp, City of Salem

August 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Riverfront Park Amphitheater | 200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Each year the City of Salem hires a stream crew to help clear our streams of debris that may impede the following winter’s stream flow and result in flooding. In addition, the crew takes on projects that help the City of Salem manage the streams. Come learn about the stream crew and their important projects in our streams.

Free

CONTACT:
Jon Yoder
503-602-0745
Email

OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD ECLIPSE CONCERT in #SalemOR – Sat. Aug. 19th

OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD ECLIPSE CONCERT

totallyeclipsedsalem

August 19, 2017 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Salem Capitol Mall

The Salem Philharmonia Orchestra will be performing an hour-long space-themed concert on Saturday in the Capitol Mall.

Bring a blanket, a lawn chair, and a picnic lunch and enjoy an hour of amazing sounds from a talented orchestra.

Featured works include selections from Star Wars, Star Trek, The Planets and more!

Free

This concert is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.

Contact:
phone: (503) 986-1388
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Pigs on the Wing: “The Great Eclipse Concert” in #MonmouthOR – Aug. 20th

Pink Floyd Tribute Band, Pigs On The Wing, present:

Dark Side of the Moon

Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Monmouth, Oregon | Main Street Park Amphitheater

Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs On The Wing presents "Dark Side of the Moon" (and other Pink Floyd favorites) the night before the eclipse.

Food, beer and wine will be available.

Please leave your pets at home.

Free

History in the News: Earthquakes, Eclipses, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes: Can History Prepare us for the Unexpected? In #SalemOR – Aug. 17th

History in the News: Earthquakes, Eclipses, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes: Can History Prepare us for the Unexpected?

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Willamette Heritage Center | Dye House

Social media experts forecast that the total solar eclipse of August 21 will be “the most photographed, most shared, most tweeted event in human history,” while highway authorities predict that the days surrounding the eclipse could see the greatest temporary mass migration of humans to see a natural event in U.S. history.

Oregonians are steeling themselves for the arrival of perhaps a million visitors, and attendant stresses on highway, sanitation, and cell phone systems; the Governor has even called out the National Guard in advance to handle crowds, traffic, and fires.

Panelists:

  • Christine Colasurdo: Artist, poet, and writer, author of Return to Spirit Lake: Life and Landscapes at Mt. St. Helens (2016) and contributor to In the Blast Zone: Catastrophe and Renewal on Mt. St. Helens (2008).
  • Jay Pasachoff: Astronomer and Williams College Professor, and Chair of the International Astronomical Union’s Working Group on Eclipses and a veteran of 65 previous solar eclipses, who is also leading an observational team on the Willamette campus for the eclipse.
  • Jason Younker: Anthropologist, Assistant Vice President and Advisor to the President on Sovereignty and Government to Government Relations at the University of Oregon, whose scholarship includes work on Coquille oral histories of tsunamis.

This History in the News panel considers the eclipse and other monumental natural phenomena such as volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis, in social and historical perspective.

How did people in our region anticipate and respond to such cataclysmic or cosmic events in the past?  Did such events have long term effects on lives and landscapes here?

How have they been incorporated into the cultural memories and historical narratives of diverse communities?  Does history offer us lessons on how to predict, and prepare for such occurrences?

History in the News is FREE and open to the public.

Moderated by Dr. Leslie Dunlap, History Department, American Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies Programs

Location Information:
Willamette Heritage Center (Off Campus)
1313 Mill Street SE
Salem OR 97301

Contact Information:
Name: Leslie Dunlap
Email: ldunlap@willamette.edu
Admission / Ticket Info:
Free and Open to the public

Event Sponsor(s):
Willamette University History Department

Other Details:
Food and Beverage for sale provided by Taproot Café


Third Thursday of each month, March through November | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

March 16th, April 20th, May 18th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, September 21st, October 19th, and November 16th, 2017

Discuss current events in historical context at a monthly roundtable with Mid-Valley historians, political scientists, and other intellectuals. The topic of each discussion will be pulled straight from the headlines, and will be decided just 10 days before each event. Listen to the thoughts of experts, then join in the conversation and voice your own opinions.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities(OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant program. History in the News is sponsored by KMUZ Community Radio, and in partnership with Salem City Club.

Film: American Experience and the Summer of Love in #SalemOR – Today!

Gimme Shelter

1970, color, 91 minutes | Rated R

Thursday, August 8, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Hallie Ford Museum of Art | Roger Hull Lecture Hall

Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour, including the bloody clash between members of the Love Generation and a handful of Hell's Angels at a concert at the Altamont Speedway in San Francisco in the summer of 1969 that transformed a decade's dreams into disillusionment.

Free and open to the public

This film is part of a film series offered in conjunction with the exhibition Behind the Beyond: Psychedelic Posters and Fashion in San Francisco, 1966−1971A taking place at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art between June 3 and August 27, 2017.

MORE INFORMATION

Additional Films in the Series Include: 
• The 60s: The Years That Shaped a Generation  |  Thursday, June 22, 2017  |  7 PM
• Monterey Pop | Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 7 PM
• American Experience: Summer of Love  |  Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 7 PM

Location
WU Campus – Hallie Ford Museum of Art – Roger Hull Lecture Hall
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700 State Street
Salem 97301
Phone: 503-370-6855

Contact Information
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
museum-art@willamette.edu

503-370-6855

3rd Annual High Street Hustle (8k 5k 1k) in #SalemOR

Let’s Hustle to Prevent Heart Disease!

High Street Hustle 8k Run –  5k Run/Walk – 1k Kid's Run

Registration DEADLINE: Weds Aug 9th at 11:59:59 PM

Saturday, August 12, 2017

  • 8k and 5k will share a 7:30 AM Start
  • The Kid's 1k Run will begin at 9:00 AM

All races share same Start/Finish Line located one block east of the Oregon State Capitol Building on Court St NE between Capitol and Waverly streets.

What:
• Run, walk, or race on the streets of scenic Salem Oregon.
• The High Street Hustle 8k 5k 1k is the largest race held in Salem — a blueprint for a community coming together to get healthy.
• Join Gallagher Fitness Resources, Salem Health, New Balance, the City of Salem and all our local sponsors as we host over 1300 runners and walkers.
• In two years we have raised $60,000 to increase heart disease awareness in Marion and Polk counties.
• Enthusiastic participants, local businesses and supportive neighbors have made this a classic Salem event!

Where:
Court Street past the State Capitol Building, up High Street and back.  Streets are completely closed to vehicular traffic.  See the Course Maps links below.

70's Costume Theme
• Dig up something groovy, far out or classic rock-n-roll, and race, run, jog, or walk through the streets of scenic Salem, Oregon.
• Post-race party includes 70's Music and local food, beer and cider. Hang out and party before the awards and vote for the most inspired looks from the 70's.

Proceeds benefit the Salem Health Foundation High Street Hustle for Heart Fund

Event details – more information

Solar Eclipse Uncovered! At Pringle Creek Sustainable Living Center in #SalemOR – Today!

Solar Eclipse Uncovered!

Today! Monday, August 7, 2017 | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Pringle Creek Sustainable Living Center | Painter's Hall

  • What should we look for during a solar eclipse?
  • How do eclipses effect the plants and animals around us?
  • How do we view an eclipse safely?

Have your questions answered and learn how to make the most of the Solar Eclipse taking place on August 21st, with a presentation by Jed Rembold Ph.D, professor of physics at Willamette University!

This hour long presentation and Q&A session will teach you everything that you need to know about this rare natural phenomenon.

The first 20 people will also get free eclipse glasses!

Admission is free but we suggest a donation to help us continue putting on events!

Pringle Creek Sustainable Living Center Event Page

View the Facebook event here!

Pringle Creek Sustainable Living Center
3911 Village Center Dr SE
Salem, Oregon 97302