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History in the News at Willamette Heritage Center – Thurs., June 15th

“Real Histories of ‘Fake’ News:

The Politics of Journalism in Oregon’s Past”

Thursday, June 15 at 5:30 PM

Willamette Heritage Center | Dye House

The roundtable:

  • Barbara Mahoney, author of The Salem Clique: Oregon’s Founding Brothers (http://osupress.oregonstate.edu/book/salem-clique)
  • Dick Hughes, founder and principle of Hughesisms LLC and long-time reporter, columnist, and editor at the Statesman Journal
  • Seth Cotlar, professor of history at Willamette University.

For more information on these speakers and the program, see the History in the News webpage (https://www.willametteheritage.org/history-in-the-news/) or our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1109135295897953/

Hope to see you Thursday in the WHC’s Dye House from 5:30-7pm.

Our friends from Taproot Lounge & Café will have delicious food and beverage available for purchase.

The program is free and open to the public.

#SalemOR CityWatch Meeting – Sat., June 10th


#SalemOR Progressive Film Series – Tues. May 16th

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 starting at 7:00 PM

Grand Theatre | 191 High Street NE, Salem, OR

This film is FREE for anyone 18 years or younger!

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.

Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it.

The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.


  • Dr. Alex Rowell, a psychology resident at Oregon State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Xóchitl Mota-Back, visiting assistant Professor at Willamette University’s Sociology Department
Admission is $5 | FREE for anyone 18 years or younger!

7 p.m. | Third Tuesday, Sept-May

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2017 Marion County Master Gardener Plant Sale in #SalemOR – Today and Tomorrow!


May 5, 2017 | 10 AM to 7 PM
May 6, 2017 | 9 AM to 5 PM

Saturday: At the Fairgrounds

It’s the Plant Sale!

The annual plant sale is coming May 5 & 6! Check the flyer for our new indoor location – the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Share the link with everyone you know. There will be plenty of plants for everyone (over 10,000!), but for best selection, do plan to come early. For your shopping convenience, here’s the list of veggies, herbs and annuals. And here are descriptions of the available herbs. If you’re interested in attracting more beneficial insects, these plants can help. And of course there are the perennialslots of them! Numbers at the left indicate the number of plants available at the beginning of the sale. And if you want cultural information, that’s here too.

This year, with protection against wet, windy weather, the Plant Sale is also offering an array of  presentations and informational booths to help you get the most from your gardening efforts. You may want to allow extra time to shop for knowledge as well as plants.

We look forward to seeing you!

Presentation: Environmental Issues – Managing Oregon’s Forests at #SalemOR Public Library, Wed. April 19th

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Salem Public Library | Loucks Auditorium

Oregon forests are managed by a number of entities, including private, state and federal. This provides a variety of differing issues and challenges regarding the use and management of these forests.

Salem Environmental Education – Environmental Issues

COST: 5.00

Salem Public Library
585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301

Jonathan Yoder


The State of Oregon Forests at #SalemOR Public Library – April 12th

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#SalemOR CityWatch Meeting – Sat., April 8th


Next Meeting:

Saturday, April 8, 2017 10 AM – 12 PM

Broadway Commons (upstairs meeting room)

  • Salem’s IT Project Manager demonstration of the City’s new, user-friendly website.
  • Nancy MacMorris-Adix, Salem-Keizer School Board Chairperson, on School Board functions and board elections.

    Broadway Commons (upstairs meeting room)
    1300 Broadway St NE, Salem, OR