Benefit Concert and Silent Auction at Willamette Heritage Center in #SalemOR: TERRY ROBB – Fri. Aug. 2nd

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Benefit Concert and Silent Auction:

Guitar Virtuoso, TERRY ROBB – New Album Tour: Confessin’ My Dues

Friday, August 2, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Willamette Heritage Center | Dye Room

Including a special guest appearance by Caesar the No Drama Llama

Save the Salem Peace Mosaic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed last summer to find a way to preserve the “River of Peace” mosaic currently on the façade of the Salem Family YMCA, when the building is demolished to make way for a new facility at Court and Cottage Streets.

The 60-foot mosaic, installed in 2011, was created by over 600 adults and young people from all parts of the Salem community, under the leadership of nationally recognized mosaic artist Lynn Takata. Running the length of the mosaic is the full text of “Capital,” a poem by 2010-2014 Oregon Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen, which she composed specifically for the mosaic. “Salem, we’re speaking Peace each time / we say your name,” proclaims Petersen’s poem. The entire mosaic embodies the message that “Salem” literally means “Peace.”

The August 2nd benefit concert and silent auction is one of a series of events held over the past year by SSPM to spread awareness that the mosaic might be destroyed and to raise funds to preserve it and re-install it in a new, publicly accessible site in Salem. Handwritten cards that SSPM has received from hundreds of children and adults testify that the mosaic is precious to Salemites who have seen and touched it often as they walked by it on Court Street.

The non-profit’s Board of Directors and other SSPM volunteers have worked with the YMCA, the City of Salem, and other entities, building partnerships as plans for demolition of the existing YMCA facility have moved forward. The YMCA and its general contractor, CD Redding, have committed to cooperating in the safe removal of the mosaic from the wall. The City of Salem has offered to store the mosaic until it can be re-installed, and the Riverfront Carousel has offered a site for its re-installation at their future artists’ studio building, adjacent to the Carousel.

The benefit concert and silent auction at Willamette Heritage Center’s Dye House on August 2nd will help raise funds to carry out the work of saving the mosaic. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear Terry Robb, a musician described by Living Blues as “one of the finest acoustic guitarists on the international scene.” They will also have a chance to bid on items ranging from hand-turned wooden bowls to mixed-media wall art to a llama-fiber rug. And they will get to meet Caesar the No Drama Llama in person.

Tickets are $10, available online at and on Facebook.

Lynn Takata

70th Annual #SalemOR Art Fair & Festival – Fri-Sun, July 19th-21st

70th Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival

Friday, July 19th–Sunday July 21st, 2019


  • Friday, July 19 | 10 am-7 pm
    • (Music Headliner 7:30-9 pm)
  • Saturday, July 20 | 10 am-7 pm
    • (Music Headliner 7:30-9 pm)
  • Sunday, July 21 | 10 am-5 pm


  • $5 One Day
  • $10 Three Day Pass
  • FREE 16 & Younger
  • FREE for All Ages 3-5pm Sunday
  • FREE with Oregon Trail Card

Please leave your pets at home. Service animals welcome.

Salem Art Fair Webpage

Bush’s Pasture Park
600 Mission St. SE

2019 #MonmouthOR Music in the Park Series – Wednesdays starting July 10th – TODAY!


2019 Monmouth Music in the Park Series

July 10, 2019 to August 28, 2019 | 6:30 PM

Monmouth Main Street Park Amphitheater

It’s finally here! Join us as we kick off the first concert of the summer this evening at the Main Street Park Amphitheater with the soul-fixin’ sounds of the Ted Vaughn Blues Band.

The show starts at 6:30 pm.

Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

We also have some great raffle prizes to give away at the shows this year so be sure to get a raffle ticket.

Please leave your fur babies at home and remember to bring a comfy chair or blanket.

Oregon Gardens in #SilvertonOR Present: Movies in the Garden! “Crazy Rich Asians” – Thurs. July 11th

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Crazy Rich Asians

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | Doors open at 7:00 PM | Movies start at dusk

Oregon Gardens | 879 W Main St, Silverton, OR 97381

Join us for Movies in the Garden presented by Willamette Valley Pie Company every Thursday, July 11th – August 29th!

Doors will open at 7pm. It’s also a great opportunity to catch a sunset in the Garden!

Parking will be available in the lower parking lot, across from the Pavilion.


Schedule: Thursday evenings, doors open at 7pm, movie begins at dusk.

  • July 11 – Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13)
  • July 18 – Napoleon Dynamite (PG)
  • July 25 – Aquaman (PG 13)
  • August 1 – The Greatest Showman (PG)
  • August 8 – Guardians of the Galaxy (PG 13)
  • August 15 – Angels in the Outfield (PG)
  • August 22 – Coco (PG)
  • August 29 – How to Train your Dragon 3 (PG)


  • Adults: $4
  • Teens 12 – 17: $3
  • Children 5-11: $2
  • Members: Free
  • Children 4 And Under: Free
  • Admission Applies To Resort Guests Unless Voucher Is Presented At Admissions.

Well-Behaved Pets On A Leash Are Also Welcome.

There will be food, candy, popcorn and beverages (spirits, wine, soda and water) available for purchase. NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED. Bags subject to be checked.

Happy Hour 7-8pm – $1 off all beverages (beer, wine & spirits)

Food menu:

  • Pizza – pepperoni or cheese
  • Hot dog
  • Sausage
  • Nachos
  • Kids Pack – pb&j, chips, fruit, juice box, spin coptor
  • Candy
  • Licorice rope
  • Popcorn
  • Chips

Remember to bring blankets, pillows and sweaters to keep warm after the sun goes down. Chairs are allowed, but we ask that people in chairs sit in the back and let people with blankets sit up front.

Sand chairs will be available for rent at admissions for $2

Movies in the Garden will go on, rain or shine! If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we’ll move indoors. In the event that the movie is moved indoors, check our Facebook page for updates on start times.

More Information:

Salem Poetry Project Features: Franca Hernandez at IKE Box – Thurs. July 11th

Salem Poetry Project Features:

Franca Hernandez

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

IKE Box | 299 Cottage St NE, Salem

Franca Hernandez is a photographer, non-fiction, fiction writer, and poet. As a freelance journalism writer, she published articles in Northwest Senior and Boomer News, Oregon Coast magazine, Women’s Journal, Cascades Horseman, Active Northwest, Capital Press, Statesman-Journal, one piece on-line at Medicinal Food News. She completed her first novel set in 10th Century Venice and the Silk Road.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow.

Our hosts, the Ike Box, feature a wide variety of beverages and snack options!

The Ike Box is located at 229 Cottage St NE in Salem, at the intersection of Chemeketa and Cottage.

This even is open to the public.

Theater at Willamette University in #SalemOR: “Bethany Sees the Stars” by Emily Golden – Thurs. July 11th

Theatre 33 presents:

Bethany Sees the Stars by Emily Golden

Wednesday-Saturday, July 10, 11, 12, 13, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Saturday & Sunday, July 13,14, 2019 | 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Willamette University | M. Lee Pelton Theatre

When 15-year-old Bethany receives a letter inviting her to be a crew member on the first manned mission to Mars, she consults with the stars to decide whether she is willing to leave the Earth behind once and for all.

Theatre 33 is a semi-professional theatre company at Willamette University.  We are dedicated to new play development and advancing Oregon and NW artists, playwrights, culture, and themes. We seek to integrate artistic practice and mentorship with academic inquiry. Our relationship with Willamette University offers opportunities for established artists to refine their craft, and for students to gain professional experience.

Theatre 33 takes its name in acknowledgement of Oregon becoming the 33rd state to join the union. Our vision is to build connection within the community as we cultivate and collaborate with Oregon and NW theatre artists.

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem OR 97301

Susan Coromel

2019 World Beat Festival! in #SalemOR – Fri. June 28-30th

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2019 World Beat Festival!

June 29 – 30, 2019

Salem Riverfront Park

Festival Hours

Friday: 5pm – 10pm
Saturday: 10am -11pm
Sunday: 11am-7pm

Beer Garden
Friday: 5pm-9:30pm
Saturday: 12pm-10:30pm
Sunday: 12pm-6:30pm

Dragon Boat Races

Race Begins (subject to change): Saturday, June 29th at 9:00 AM


Friday: by donation

Saturday & Sunday: $5/person
Children 14 & under free
Oregon Trail Card free

Join us in Riverfront Park where you can experience the music, dance, food and traditions of over 70 nations and cultures. World Beat turns 22 this year and we are pulling out all of the stops to celebrate!

Things kick off with a Children’s Parade at 9:45 am on Saturday and will continue until Sunday evening.

Can’t wait until Saturday? Join us on Friday, June 28 from 5pm – 10pm in the Amphitheater.

Dogs are allowed at World Beat! We just ask for all dogs to be on leashes.

Reserva la fecha! Celebraremos las culturas de diferentes partes del mundo al Riverfront Park en Salem, OR. Se explorarán las tradiciones, folclor, las leyendas, artesanías y manualidades, juegos y el patrimonio cultural. Habrá un gran diversidad de etilos culinarios étnicos y música de direrentes partes del mundo – bailaremos al ritmo africano, europeo, americano, asiático y diferentes regiones del pacifico.

¿No se puede esperar haste el sábado? Acopáñenos el viernes 28 de junio (17:00 – 22:00) en el Anfiteatro.

2019 World Beat Festival (PDF)

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