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Notice to local Artists and Vendors! Englewood Forest Festival in #SalemOR – August

Englewood Forest Festival

Englewood Forest Festival unfolds in the next season but local artists and small business vendors can apply now to be part of the second annual event that takes place Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

The festival takes place in the 7-acre Englewood Park, the city’s oldest park at 1260 19th St. NE in Salem, and the remnant of a forest that once blanketed the area.

The festival is meant to celebrate the talents in the Northeast neighborhood, build community and educate people about the local environment.

The festival is open to all artists and craftspeople producing original, handcrafted work as well as small businesses in Northeast Salem.

 

Up to 60 artists will be chosen to exhibit at the 2018 event. The criteria for acceptance include artistic merit (craftsmanship, design, vision, creativity, presentation and originality).

The first priority is artists from Northeast Salem.

Artists from outside the Northeast Salem will be considered for acceptance beginning June 1 but may submit their applications earlier.

Two artists may share a booth; however, both individuals must submit separate applications and fees. Artists and vendors must staff their booth for the duration of the festival.

The application for artists is online at http://englewoodforestfestival.com/ and can also be picked up locally at 2010 Nebraska St NE in Salem.

Artists under the age of 18 do not pay a fee. Artists pay a $50 fee and keep all proceeds. 

Festival organizers are excited to give a prize this year for an original poster. To learn more and submit an entry go to http://englewoodforestfestival.com/poster-contest.

The Englewood Forest Festival is sponsored by Northeast Neighbors (NEN), N2 Community Partnership Team and the City of Salem.

For more details on the festival go to http://englewoodforestfestival.com.

Contact:
Lynn Takata
503-970-1319

englewoodforestfestival@gmail.com

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Muslim Cultural Event at Willamette U. In #SalemOR – Wed. April 25th

Muslim Cultural Event

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Willamette University | Putnam U. Center | Cat Cavern

Are you interested in learning more about Muslim Culture?

Join us for music, cultural presentations, and FREE Middle Eastern food!

All of the WU community is welcome!

Free! Come early so you don’t miss anything!

Willamette University Campus – Putnam University Center – Cat Cavern
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900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300

Contact Information
Language in Motion
limprogram@willamette.edu
503-370-6463

Event Sponsor(s):
Language in Motion through Community Service Learning Office of International Education
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Northwest Percussion Festival at Willamette U. In #SalemOR – Fri. April 6th – Sun. April 8th

Northwest Percussion Festival

Friday, April 6, 2018 | All Day

Willamette University | Rogers Music Center | Hudson Concert Hall

The Northwest Percussion Festival was founded in 1985 in an effort to give classical percussion ensembles from around the Northwest region a chance to perform for one another and exchange repertoire ideas.

The weekend’s events will feature performances by 14 ensembles from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California, in addition to the Friday evening concert with guest artist Nancy Zeltsman. The continued growth and success of the Northwest Percussion Festival is a tribute to the dedication and commitment of the regions percussion community, striving to advocate and advance the percussive arts.

Events will include performances, master classes, clinic and the opportunity to work with the guest artist.

This festival is an opportunity like no other in the region for students to not only perform, but experience other ensembles perform a plethora of canonic works for percussion ensemble.

Each year, the event includes nationally recognized guest artists and clinicians, in addition to an evening performance by the ensemble directors.

All concerts are free to attend and no tickets are required.

Schedule of Events:

  • Friday, April 6
    7pm | Western Oregon University and Willamette University Percussion Ensembles with Special Guest Nancy Zeltsman. Hudson Hall
    9pm | Late Night Jam Session Featuring GALAXE
  • Saturday, April 7
    8am | Boise State University | Hudson Hall
    9am | Seattle Pacific University | Smith Hall
    10am | Portland State University | Hudson Hall
    11am | University of Oregon | Smith Hall
    12pm | Lunch
    1pm | Marimba Masterclass with Nancy Zeltsman | Hudson Hall
    2:30pm | Sacramento State University | Smith Hall
    3:30pm | Western Washington University | Hudson Hall
    4:30pm | University of Washington | Smith Hall
    5:30pm | Left Edge Percussion | Hudson Hall
    6:30pm | Dinner
    8pm | Directors Recital | Hudson Hall
    10pm | Late Night Hang at The Ram featuring WU Jazz Combos
  • Sunday, April 8
    8am | Oregon State University | Hudson Hall
    9am | College of Southern Idaho | Smith Hall
    10am | TBD
    11am | Southern Oregon University | Smith Hall
    12pm | Central Washington University | Hudson Hall

Admission is free and open to the public.

For further information contact the Willamette University Music Department at 503-370-6255.

NORTHWEST PERCUSSION FESTIVAL 2018

Willamette University Campus – Rogers Music Center – Hudson Concert Hall
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900 State Street
Salem 97301
Phone: (503) 370-6255

Contact Information:
Diane P Trevett-Sedoruk
dtrevett@willamette.edu
(503) 370-6255

Event Sponsor(s): Willamette University and Western Oregon University

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
503-370-6300

Japan Studies Student Leader’s 10th Annual Sakura Matsuri Festival at Willamette U. in #SalemOR – Sat. April 7th

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Japan Studies Student Leader’s Sakura Matsuri Festival

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Putnam University Center | Cat Cavern

Sakura Matsuri is a festival held to welcome and celebrate the beautiful cherry blossoms.

Sakura (cherry blossoms) are entrenched in Japanese culture. The Japanese hold significance to the sakura as a representation of the ephemeral and transient nature of life.
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Every year, Japan Studies Student Leaders, with the help of many American Studies Program and Willamette University volunteers, hosts this festival filled with food, entertainment, and many cultural activities.

10th Annual Sakura Matsuri at Willamette U. in #SalemOR – Sat. April 7th

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Japan Studies Student Leader’s Sakura Matsuri Festival

Saturday, April 7 2018 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Putnam University Center | Cat Cavern

Sakura Matsuri is a festival held to welcome and celebrate the beautiful cherry blossoms.

Sakura (cherry blossoms) are entrenched in Japanese culture. The Japanese hold
significance to the sakura as a representation of the ephemeral and transient nature of
life.

Every year, Japan Studies Student Leaders, with the help of many American Studies
Program and Willamette University volunteers, hosts this festival filled with food,
entertainment, and many cultural activities.

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.

FOR SCHEDULES AND FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE FESTIVAL GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE www.facebook.com/polkcountyfolklife

Qingming Festival – Chinese Blessing of the Shrine in #SalemOr – April 5th

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Chinese Blessing of the Shrine  

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 10:00 AM

Salem Pioneer Cemetery

Salem had an active thriving Chinatown from the 1880s through the mid-1920s. While there are no remaining buildings from this period, in November 2017, we uncovered a Chinese Shrine within Salem’s Pioneer cemetery. We believe the Shrine was constructed in order to provide the Chinese a place to leave offerings for their family members as well as those who died and did not have any family here. Many Chinese who came to Salem were sojourners, here to work temporarily. The inscription on the Shrine’s marble tablet has been translated to mean ‘To the Tomb of an Unknown Friend’.

This day is set aside to clean the graves of Chinese ancestors and pay them homage.

Please join us on Thursday April 5, 2018 at 10:00am for a Chinese Blessing of the Shrine by the Buddhist Priest from Salem’s Mia Chung Temple in honor of the Chinese Qingming Festival.       

Parking is restricted, and not allowed within the cemetery, so please park along the north side of Hoyt St., near the southwest entrance of the Pioneer Cemetery. Volunteers will be available to guide you to the northern edge of the cemetery, where the Shrine is located.

Below are photos of several headstones that were found in the backyard of a resident living to the north of the Pioneer Cemetery. These stones have been graciously returned to the cemetery, and can be viewed, along with several artifacts from the Shrine and a brief history of Salem’s Chinese as part of the Willamette Heritage Center’s exhibit: Arrival: Stories of Migration, Immigration and Journeys in the Mid-Willamette Valley. This exhibit will be open through April 27, 2018.

If you are interested in attending our next Chinese Shrine Advisory Committee meeting, or have any Chinese artifacts, headstones or other information about Salem’s Chinese and would be willing to share, please contact Kimberli Fitzgerald at kfitzgerald@cityofsalem.net or 503 540-2397.

For more information about the Chinese Shrine project please visit our website at: https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/chinese-shrine-project.aspx