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Speaker at #SalemOR Public Library: “Designing with Natives to Invite & Support Biodiversity at Home – Tues. March 27th

Eileen Stark March 27 2018

Marion County Master Gardeners present:

Designing with Natives to Invite & Support Biodiversity at Home

with Eileen Stark

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Salem Public Library | Loucks Auditorium

Every month, from September through May, you are invited to join the Marion County Master Gardeners for our monthly speaker. The event is generally held at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Salem Public Library.

Admission is free and refreshments are provided.

Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301


The Best Beatles Cover Band at Willamette U.: The Fab Four – Fri. March 23rd

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The Best Beatles Cover Band

The Fab Four

Friday, March 23, 2018 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Willamette University | Smith Auditorium

  • Ron McNeil – John Lennon
  • Ardy Sarraf – Paul McCartney
  • Gavin Pring – George Harrison
  • Joe Bologna – Ringo Starr

The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles tribute band due to their precise attention to detail.

With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.

Location Information:
WU Campus – Smith Auditorium
900 State Street Salem, Oregon 97301

Contact Information:
OSAS staff
Phone: 503-364-0149

Admission / Ticket Info:

  • Regular $40.00/$45.00/$55.00
  • Student $10.00 w/student ID
  • Oregon Trail $5.00


Polk County Folklife Festival at #WOU – Sat. March 31st

3rd Annual Folklife Festival

Embracing our Valley’s Cultures!

Saturday, March 31, 2018 | Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

NEW location: Western Oregon University | Werner University Center

Our mission is to preserve and promote the cultural and ethnic traditions of the people in the Mid-Willamette Valley through music, dance, exhibits, arts, crafts, and food.

  • 3 Stages with live music
  • performing arts and an area for the kids
  • Fiddle Workshop
  • Vendors selling quality Arts and Crafts
  • Acoustic music jamming area
  • FOOD will be available on site!

General Admission: $10 per person or $5 + 3 cans of food per person. Children 12 and under FREE.

Food donations will go to WOU’s Food Pantry.

Tickets sold at the door.


#SalemOR Police Facility Town Hall/Open House – Wed. March 21st – TODAY!

Salem Police Facility

Town Hall/Open House

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Broadway Commons | Grant Room

​In May of 2017, the residents of Salem passed a bond measure to finance the development of a public safety facility where the Salem Police Department can conduct business efficiently and safely.

The site selected for the new facility is on the corner of Commercial and Division streets NE, formally the location of the O’Brien Auto Group. Current site demolition is anticipated for late February and construction could start as early as summer 2018. Project completion is estimated by fall 2020.

  • Design concepts
  • Talk to the design team
  • Ask questions
  • Provide input
  • Open
  • Guidance
  • Community spaces. The people’s building
  • Series Building Buzz series: #Buildingbuzz
  • Camera to see progress
  • YouTube: Salem building buzz
  • Behind the scenes

All invited

Send comments and suggestions to buildingbuzz@salem.net

Wednesday Evening Film Series presents: “American Graffiti” at Historic Elsinore Theatre in #SalemOR – March 21st – TONIGHT!

“Wednesday Evening Film Series presents:

American Graffiti

(1973; PG; 1 hour, 50 minutes; Comedy, Drama)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Elsinore Theatre

Directed by George Lucas

“Where were you in 62?” A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.


Cost is $6.00

Historic Elsinore Theatre
170 High St SE
Salem, OR 97301

Check it out! Plastic-Less #SalemOR

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New Facebook Page

This group is for anyone who wants to use less and recycle more plastic, but especially for those who already bring their own bags and coffee cups to take next steps.

Ideas are to combine plastic that is not curbside recyclable and find options to recycle together, buying power to buy items before they get encased in plastic, tips, information, and encouragement for and from each other.

This is not a place to judge others choices but to support each other in using less plastic.



Performance at : Choreography for Reading Aloud

Choreography for Reading Aloud

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Hallie Ford Museum of Art | Atrium Gallery

As part of the “MK Guth: Paying Attention” exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, reading performances of “Choreography for Reading Aloud” have been scheduled from 12:30–12:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, January 23, February 20, and March 20, and on Saturdays, February 20 and March 10, in the Atrium Gallery at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

Choreography for Reading Aloud” consists of a mixed-media installation of books, manuscripts, letters, and diaries selected by the artist from Willamette University’s Archives and Special Collections, housed at the Mark O. Hatfield Library. The printed materials and objects focus on Oregon art and history and include the diaries of Salem photographer Myra Albert Wiggins; the papers of prominent Oregon politician Norma Paulus; the zines of Salem artists nic and sloy; and the AIDS journals of Paul Wynne, among others. Visitors can select transcripts from the texts to read aloud individually or as a group, creating a cacophony of sounds where stories collide with facts, theories, opinions, and lists.

Talks are free and open to the public.

For more information about the exhibition and related events visit: willamette.edu/go/mk-guth

Willamette University Campus | Hallie Ford Museum of Art | Atrium Gallery
700 State Street Salem, OR 97301

Contact Information:
Hallie Ford Museum of Art