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#SalemOR Progressive Film Series: “At the Fork” – Tues. Oct. 17th


Tuesday, October 17th

Grand Theatre | 191 High Street NE, Salem, Ore.

Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption.

With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers — real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food.

copypasteimage-8Guest speaker: Kendra Kimbirauskas, CEO Socially Responsible Agricultural Project

Kendra grew up on a pasture-based dairy farm in the Midwest. After earning her degrees from Michigan State University, she became a community organizer for the Sierra Club, helping communities threatened by factory farms. Kendra’s community organizing work took her to rural communities in Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota before she moved to Oregon in 2003.


Admission is $5Grand Theatre | 191 High Street NE, Salem, Ore.7 p.m. | Third Tuesday, Sept-May

Salem Progressive Film Series Page – more information, trailer, etc.


Next #SalemOR CityWatch Meeting – Oct. 14th


Salem CityWatch Meeting

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Broadway Commons | 3rd Floor Meeting Room | 1300 Broadway ST NE, Salem, OR

For more information please visit SalemCityWatch.org

Mid-Autumn Festival at Willamette U. in #SalemOR – Sun. Oct. 8th

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October 8, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Willamette University | Ford Hall | Room: 102 — Kremer Board Room

Join the Chinese Taiwanese Culture Association in celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with food, games, and prizes! Learn about this important traditional Chinese festival!

This event is Free and open to the public!

Willamette Event Page

Contact Information:
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Lecture: River Currents at Riverfront Park in #SalemOR


Speaker: Deborah Topp, City of Salem

August 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Riverfront Park Amphitheater | 200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Each year the City of Salem hires a stream crew to help clear our streams of debris that may impede the following winter’s stream flow and result in flooding. In addition, the crew takes on projects that help the City of Salem manage the streams. Come learn about the stream crew and their important projects in our streams.


Jon Yoder

Solar Eclipse Uncovered! At Pringle Creek Sustainable Living Center in #SalemOR – Today!

Solar Eclipse Uncovered!

Today! Monday, August 7, 2017 | 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Pringle Creek Sustainable Living Center | Painter's Hall

  • What should we look for during a solar eclipse?
  • How do eclipses effect the plants and animals around us?
  • How do we view an eclipse safely?

Have your questions answered and learn how to make the most of the Solar Eclipse taking place on August 21st, with a presentation by Jed Rembold Ph.D, professor of physics at Willamette University!

This hour long presentation and Q&A session will teach you everything that you need to know about this rare natural phenomenon.

The first 20 people will also get free eclipse glasses!

Admission is free but we suggest a donation to help us continue putting on events!

Pringle Creek Sustainable Living Center Event Page

View the Facebook event here!

Pringle Creek Sustainable Living Center
3911 Village Center Dr SE
Salem, Oregon 97302

Walk to Defeat ALS!! At A. C. Gilbert House in #SalemOR – Sat. Aug. 12th

Join us on August 12th to learn about the Walk to Defeat ALS!! At A. C. Gilbert House in Salem

Saturday, August 12, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Gilbert House Children's Museum | 116 Marion St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

Next Saturday, August 12th, bring your friends, family, co-workers, anyone and everyone to the Gilbert House Children's Museum.

If you have not done so already, please RSVP by August 7th so we can be prepared for you and your guests!

Call or Email Jennifer Slater to RSVP or for more information.

Get event updates by joining the Kickoff Party event on Facebook!

Jennifer Slater
Development Coordinator

Art in the Park in the Dark in #SalemOR – Mon. Aug. 21st

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Monday, August 21, 2017 | 7 AM – 12:-00 PM

Bush Barn Art Center | 600 Mission St. SE

ADVISORY: Bush’s Pasture Park has now been opened by the City of Salem for camping the day prior and during the eclipse. We are unsure how this will affect usability of the Park for making art. Depending on traffic, Salem Art Association staff may not be able to make it to Art in the Park in the Dark to facilitate this event.

For safety purposes, we are waiving the requirement that artists experience the eclipse in Bush Park in order to participate in the exhibition. The exhibition will continue as planned.

Please exercise caution should you make plans to attend the event.

Please contact David Wilson, our Gallery Director, at David@SalemArt.org with any questions.

The Salem Art Association invites artists of all disciplines to participate in


Taking place in Salem’s picturesque Bush Park during the solar eclipse in August, this free event encourages artists to gather together, and to document this extraordinary phenomenon through art. The light will change throughout the morning, and the totality of the eclipse, when nearly complete darkness takes place, will happen shortly after 10:15 am.

After the event, artists will have about two weeks to prepare their artwork for an eclipse themed exhibition at the Bush Barn Art Center. The first 50 participants to deliver artwork will be included (one entry per artist).

Why is the eclipse such a big deal? The path of the eclipse will run straight across Oregon, and Salem is one of the handful of cities in the United States that is in a prime location to view it. A total solar eclipse last crossed Oregon in 1979, and another won’t return until 2108. That makes this eclipse a once-in-a-lifetime event for many artists and Oregonians.

Light refreshments will be served during ART IN THE PARK IN THE DARK.

All media are welcome, including literary, and performing arts. Materials are not provided.

To register, contact david@SalemArt.org. This event is free of charge, but donations are welcome.

Size limitation:
2D artwork no larger than 16” x 20” framed
3D artwork no larger than 12” in any direction

Artwork delivery dates: Friday, September 1st – Sunday, September 3rd during regular business hours (Tuesday through Friday – 10am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday Noon – 5pm)

Exhibition dates: September 9 – October 29, 2017, in the Camas Gallery, Featured Artist wall