2021-22 Celebrating Diversity Music Concerts

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem presents…

Celebrating Diversity Music Concerts

Starting October 12, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Live-streaming via YouTube

Rich McCloud

Celebrate the cultural diversity of the Salem area through a live-stream nine-concert series this coming fall through spring! The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem Music department is planning the concert series for Tuesdays or Fridays each month from October 12, 2021 to June 14, 2022.

Series planner, Dr. Kit Abrahamson states, “We want to support the musical community in and around Salem. This varied lineup will help celebrate our community’s cultural diversity in music.”

The concerts will be held at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesdays or Fridays via YouTube.

Online streaming tickets for individual concerts are $5 each, and discounted tickets for streaming the whole series will also be available.

See the lineup and to Purchase Tickets

Music Schedule:

  • October 12: Sarah Saul Combo
  • Friday, November 12: Son Huitzilín
  • Tuesday, December 14: Dr. Kit & Stephanie Lynne Smith
  • Tuesday, January 11: Julianne Jackson
  • Friday, February 11: Uhuru Youth Choir
  • Friday, March 11: Rich McCloud
  • Friday, April 15: Masumi Timson
  • Friday, May 13: Monmouth Taiko
  • Tuesday, June 14: Robin Gentlewolf

Climate Action Now!: Weigh in on the Oregon Climate Protection Program Design – Thurs. Sept. 23rd

Climate Action Now!

Weigh in on the Oregon Climate Protection Program Design

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Please join the Willamette University Sustainability Network via zoom for a comment-writing event for the Willamette University campus and community. The panel will explain the main aspects of the draft rules for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Climate Protection Program. Find out what activists are trying to change!  

Learn how to write to DEQ and demand a more robust climate program!  


  • Haley Case-Scott, Climate Justice Grassroots Organizer, Beyond Toxics and NAACP Eugene/Springfield
  • Nora Aptor, Climate Program Director, Oregon Environmental Council
  • Janet Lorenzen, Associate Professor & Chair of the Department of Sociology, WU

Website: https://events.willamette.edu/event/climate-action-now-weigh-in-on-the-oregon-climate-protection-program-design/


Eric Lassahn

Willamette Valley Hospice: Reflections on the River – RIVER WALK – Thurs. Sept. 9th


Since 2018, Willamette Valley Hospice has offered our community the opportunity to celebrate, honor, and remember those who have died and are missing from our lives at the Reflections on the River event.

The 4th annual Reflections on the River will consist of two FREE events:

• A live River Walk – Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Salem’s Riverfront Park. You are invited to join us for a self-paced walk and time of reflection. Personalized luminarias will line the paths of the park.

• Reflections on the River online broadcast – September 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm. This free, 45-minute community celebration is being created for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. We’ll honor our veterans with a flag ceremony, share words of inspiration, music from our music therapists, family experiences, and remember the Oregonians who have died from COVID-19 with a special tribute.

The Reflections on the River program may be viewed at these locations:

• Willamette Valley Hospice: wvh.org/Reflections
• Willamette Valley Hospice Facebook page at facebook.com/WillametteValleyHospice
• CC: Media Channel 23 in the Salem area
• Willamette Valley Hospice YouTube channel

2020 Reflection on the River Recording

More information on Willamette Valley Hospice webpage

Zooming Back to History is Back in #SalemOR

Zooming Back to History:

A Community History Speaker Series

The Willamette Heritage Center is pleased to announce the return of our very successful Zooming Back to History online speaker series. Our fall season is scheduled for the third Thursday of the month starting on September 16 and will run through December 2021. I want to take this time to thank you for supporting the Willamette Heritage Center by attending our past Zooming Back to History speaker series. We appreciate your support and will continue to provide our community with enriching educational opportunities for all ages.

Tickets can be purchased online at Zooming Back to History – Willamette Heritage Center

I hope you will join us again this fall as we “Connect Generations” through four tremendously interesting speakers. Attached you will find our speaker lineup and a description of each of their fascinating talks.

Joshua L. Henderson (he/him/his)
Education Manager

Willamette Heritage Center
503-585-7012 x221

Connecting generations by preserving and interpreting Mid-Willamette Valley history.




It is with heavy hearts, tears, and sadness that, due to the increase in Covid-19 cases, the Englewood Forest Festival Board has chosen to cancel this year’s event. The Board believes that with our goal to share joy and celebrate community in our public spaces, comes the responsibility to that same community to recognize and promote health, wellness, and safety. While we are deeply saddened by this decision, the board unanimously believes it to be the right thing to do at this time.

Thanks to everyone for understanding, and we’ll be back next year!

Free online music festival: for goodness sake – Sat. Aug. 21st




Saturday August 21, 2021 | 11:00 AM (PDT)

From the struggle for racial justice to healing the planet, a global nonviolent shift is needed more than ever.

On Saturday, August 21 enjoy music from around the world to support the movement for a culture of active nonviolence free from racism, poverty, environmental destruction, and war.

Register to attend Pace e Bene’s For Goodness Sake: Music for the Nonviolent Future, an online music festival featuring scores of artists and brief presentations on the power of nonviolent change.

As part of For Goodness Sake, a live online nonviolence training and webinar exploring the power of music in nonviolent movements will be hosted by Pace e Bene on Friday, August 20. Click here for more information.

Celebrate the power of music to change the world—and support the work of Pace e Bene, Campaign Nonviolence and over 40 local and national co-sponsors working on peace and nonviolence.

For goodness sake, the world has to change!

For goodness sake, the world can change!

For goodness sake, let’s be the change!


Sign up to register for this free online music festival!  We’ll send you a reminder about the event ahead of time.

You can also donate or join the training and you’ll be automatically registered for the music festival.

Homer Davenport Days – Aug. 6-8

Coolidge-McClaine Park in Silverton, OR (300 Coolidge St)

Activities: parade, davenport races, classic cars, cartoon contest, fun runs and food

Silverton’s favorite son, Homer Davenport, was an internationally renowned cartoonist in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Homer, left Silverton, fulfilling his desire to become an editorial cartoonist… inspired by his mother’s appreciation for the art of caricature.

No Admission Fee

…more information

A Celebration of the Life of Local Artist James Kirk at River Gallery – Aug. 5 – Sept. 5

A Celebration of the Life of Local Artist James Kirk

August 5, 2021 – September 5, 2021

River Gallery in Independence | 184 Main Street, Independence, Oregon

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

A large group of drawings and paintings by James Kirk have been thoughtfully selected from his studio. The collection of both framed and unframed pieces will be available.

Look for updated event information on Facebook and on the website at https://www.rivergalleryart.com

Contact:   (503) 838-6171

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