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First annual Englewood Forest Festival in #SalemOR – Sat. Aug. 12th

Jan Black house and park

First Annual Englewood Forest Festival

Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Englewood Park | 1260 19th ST NE, Salem

Englewood Forest Festival will highlight local artists, musicians, cottage industries and businesses in Northeast Salem. 

Our festival's goals include building community, culture and environmental education in our neighborhood.

Art & environmental workshops, children’s activities, music, dance, neighborhood history, food trucks, and booths featuring local artists, cottage industries, businesses and community resources.

The first annual Englewood Forest Festival is centered on Salem’s oldest park with its many stately Oregon white oaks and Douglas fir trees.

But the event is about more than trees in a northeast neighborhood. 

The event will highlight local artists, musicians, and businesses and also focus on helping people learn to take care of the trees, birds, gardening, and to create backyard habitat.

The art exhibit will feature more than 40 artists , most who live in the neighborhood.

The family-friendly art workshops include printmaking, painting, clay, mosaics, paper crafts and drawing.

EFF Enlace Folkloric dancingLive music and dance will also be offered in various styles, including folk, Celtic, pop, country, 50s and 60s, blues, classical, traditional Mexican music, and Latino Folkloric dance.

The Latino folk dancers will be from ENLACE of Northeast Salem which promotes collaborative community projects that encourage people to help each other. This traditional idea comes from Oaxaca, Mexico is called Guelaguetza. 

Environmental workshops are a big component and include gardening for pollinators, wildlife in the park, caring for mature trees, composting, creating backyard habitat, backyard pond basics, making bird nest boxes, and vermiculture.

Informational booths will stage interactive activities for all ages and members of the family.

Some booths will feature Salem Audubon Society, Straub Environmental Center, Marion County Master Gardeners, Pond Envy, Lord & Schryver Conservancy, and Friends of Trees.

Friends of Englewood Forest will have neighborhood historian Virginia Green on hand. She will lead historical tours of the area at a later date.

The event is free, family-friendly and open to everyone.

Parkingis available on surrounding streets and at Englewood United Methodist Church (1170 17th St NE) or east parking lot of the First Church of the Nazarene (1550 Market St NE.) The portion of 20th Street NE that runs behind Englewood School will be closed to accommodate food trucks and ADA parking.

Englewood Forest Festival Page – more information

Contact:
Lynn Takata
503-970-1319
englewoodforestfestival@gmail.com

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