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Garden Tour at Gaiety Hollow in #SalemOR – June 24th

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Join us on June 24th for a tour of the Lord & Schryver designed gardens at Gaiety Hollow!

The tour starts at 10:30am.

545 Mission Street | Salem, OR | 97301

Experience the gardens and learn more about their stories with our docents. Enjoy old-fashioned flowers like Canterbury bells, zinnias, ageratum, Delphinium, Heliotrope, and roses.

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See the restoration in progress.

Feel welcome to ask questions and take photographs.

Each tour is $5 for those over the age of 16.

More information on the Visit page



Pete and Toshi Seeger celebrated in Lincoln Center concert at #SalemOR Public Library – June 24th

Lincoln Center On Screen:
A Memorial Concert for
Pete and Toshi Seeger
2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24
Loucks Auditorium

Pete and Toshi Seeger’s legacies run deep, from transforming the way we listen to the music of our American roots to demanding social justice and successfully advocating for grassroots environmental change. Filmed in 2014, and organized by their grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson, this screening includes an all-star line-up of family and friends who gather to remember these leaders in folk music and activism. Performers include Peter Yarrow, Holly Near, the Chapin Sisters, and more.

Lincoln Center On Screen partners with libraries, schools and community service organizations to bring free screenings of world-class performances to neighborhoods across the country in efforts to broaden access to the arts for those who experience barriers to arts participation. Major support for Lincoln Center On Screen is provided by the Oak Foundation. This program is free and open to the public.

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#ODOT eclipse update: T minus 2 months

ODOT eclipse update:

T minus 2 months

Don’t be a luna(r)-tic: Arrive early, stay put and leave late
Oregon will experience quite a show two months from today, when the moon’s shadow cast by a solar eclipse begins its 2,500-mile-per-hour journey across the United States.

But if the predicted one million visitors in Oregon’s path of totality for the Aug. 21 eclipse don’t properly prepare or aren’t paying attention, that show won’t be the celestial dance they came for. It’ll be a cosmic traffic jam on the roads below.

ODOT is expecting that many Oregon highways will be especially crowded in the days around the eclipse. We ask that, when you’re traveling, you keep your hands on the wheel, your mind on the task, and your eyes on the road—not on the sky.

Statistics show that many crashes are the result of distracted driving and traveling too fast for conditions. So we’re encouraging you to avoid unnecessary distractions during your travels—and especially when Oregon highways will be very crowded during the time of the eclipse. That means planning your travel well in advance; knowing where you’re going; and for long trips, knowing where you’re going to go when the need arises!

ODOT will have crews posted along critical travel routes to keep motorists mobile and safe, and will be providing travel updates via Tripcheck.com and 511 so you can be prepared with the most current travel information available. Properly supplied and informed, we all can avoid becoming “highway luna(r)-tics” during the eclipse.

You should:

  • Expect traffic changes. ODOT does not plan to close any state highways. But as traffic volumes increase, ODOT may restrict some left turns to and from highways in order to keep traffic moving. Cities and counties may choose to do the same thing on their streets and roads.
  • Help keep roads clear. Staying off the roads helps make sure emergency service vehicles can get through. Take care of errands well before Aug. 21. Limit your trips to help keep the roads clear. Ride your bicycle!
  • Travel with friends. Joining friends and family for the trip to totality will reduce the number of cars on the road. Find carpool information at http://www.drivelessconnect.com.
  • Caution friends, family and other visitors: Tell them to #DriveHealthy: Arrive early, stay put during the eclipse and leave late afterwards. If everyone jumps on the highways all at once right after the eclipse, no one will go very far very fast. Remember, all travelers have a shared responsibility to stay safe.
  • Be prepared. Plan ahead for your basic needs such as food, water, gas for the car and bathroom breaks in case you’re stuck in traffic. Plan to get to where you need to be before you need to go!

We’re all in this together. Be prepared. Help your neighbors and other travelers to be prepared. And please enjoy Oregon!

For updates, visit www.Tripcheck.com.

For updated information on highway work and current travel information throughout Oregon, visit www.tripcheck.com or call the Oregon road report at 511 or 1-800-977-6368 Visit the ODOT News Media Center at www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM

Make Music Day #SalemOR – June 21st

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Make Music Day Salem celebrates music by the people/for the people, with free concerts all day on June 21, the summer solstice, at numerous locations across town.

Wednesday, June 21st

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Make Music Day Salem is an event for people who love music and the joyous sense of community that music can foster.

It will be held at numerous locations in Salem every June 21 (the summer solstice).

Make Music Day Salem is a call to participation: Music by the People, For the People. It is an invitation to all musicians, amateur as well as professional, to sign up to play at one of the available venues and, after practicing up for the big event, to perform on June 21.  And it is an invitation to music-lovers to show up at the venues and enjoy the musical offerings.

Make Music Day Salem is a celebration of music of all genres played by and enjoyed by people of all stripes.  We plan to have music from Alternative to Bluegrass to Classical to Zydeco.  And we hope to have a large turnout from the whole community, celebrating together our shared love of live music.

We will be joining over 725 cities around the world to celebrate Make Music Day – so help us make this day unforgettable as we kick off summer with music for all to enjoy!

Make Music Day Salem is an outgrowth of the Fete de la Musique, which originated in France in 1982.  The event began as a call to musicians in Paris to get out in the streets on June 21 and play their music.  It has since spread and has a large footprint, particularly in Europe and parts of Africa, but also in a handful of cities getting started in the U.S.  We think this is a great way to showcase our city and the many talented and amazing people that make Salem special.

Main website for Make Music Day Salem

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11th Annual Sikh Day Parade in #SalemOR – Sat., June 17th

11th Annual Sikh Day Parade 2017

Screening of Walking Film: “SLOW WAY HOME” at Salem Cinema in #SalemOR – Tues, June 20th



Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Salem Cinema
1127 Broadway NE
Salem, Oregon

Are there ways we could help our kids get to school more safely?

Check out a special screening of THE SLOW WAY HOME on June 20.

All proceeds benefit local walking and biking efforts.

Marion County Health Department and Salem Cinema present a Reel Change For Our Community documentary screening of THE SLOW WAY HOME in conjunction with The Northwest Hub, Cherriots Trip Choice, OSU Extension Service, Salem Bicycle Club, Safe Routes To School and Oregon Department of Transportation.

2017 #SalemOR Movies in the Park


Most Saturdays in July and August – after it starts getting dark

At the Salem Riverfront Park Amphitheater

Salem Movies in the Park Current Season