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Kickstarter Campaign: Salem Cineman needs your support!

Several months ago, Salem Cinema was forced by the film industry to convert from 35mm film projection to fully digital state-of-the-art equipment in all three of our auditoriums. Studios ceased to strike 35mm film prints and in order to keep our doors open, we had to upgrade. This required a huge investment, part of which was met by taking out a sizable loan totaling almost $150,000 on top of our own nearly $50,000 commitment. While corporate multiplexes were subsidized by studios in their upgrades, requiring them to only cover about 25% of the total cost, this was not the case for small, independent cinemas who had to pay 100% of their total upgrades.
It’s now time for us to reach out to our loyal patrons and film lovers and ask that you please share some of this cost.
It means the world to us to know that your lives have been enriched by Salem Cinema over the years and there is nothing we’d love more than to continue to bring outstanding and unique film to our community. In order to do that, we need your help. We have scrimped and scraped and managed to repay the cost of one of the three projectors, but it’s been a long, hard road to reach that point.

We’ve set our immediate goal for $97,560 which is the combined cost of the other two projectors. With this amount, we would be able to pay off the balance of the 

loan without accruing more interest. Your contribution won’t go unappreciated! Not only will we be able to keep doing what we do best, but we have some remarkable rewards to thank you for your incredibly important and always appreciated support… without you, we are nothing! 

While we’ve set some contribution and reward levels, know that you aren’t restricted to those dollar amounts…feel free to give any amount. Please remember that with Kickstarter, it’s an all-or-nothing challenge. If we don’t reach our goal, we won’t see a penny.
Salem Cinema | 1127 Broadway NE | www.salemcinema.com

Northwest Fire Locations from the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center (NWCC)

The Northwest Fire Location map displays active fire incidents within Oregon and Washington.

A Large Fire, as defined by the National Wildland Coordinating Group, is any wildland fire in timber 100 acres or greater and 300 acres or greater in grasslands/rangelands or has an Incident Management Team assigned to it.

Please note: the points displayed on the map above indicate each fire's starting location and provide general references ONLY. Fire information is updated as it is received. However, gaps may exist in the daily updates submitted to NWCC, and the map above may not reflect the most current fire situation.

Fire points and perimeters are collected in the field by a variety of means, including infrared flights, and using GIS and GPS technology. Since data is not received for all fires, you may not be able to view perimeters of every fire.

NOTE: Fire Perimeter

  • Tap icon for more information on that fire.
  • To view the fire's current perimeter, zoom in on the flame icon.

Large Fire Information Summary
Detailed information for each fire; including the lead agency, description of location, number of threatened structures, cause, current conditions, etc.
Northwest Large Fire Interactive Map
During fire season this web based map is updated daily with current fire perimeters and locations. Access detailed information about current and historical fires.

Source: NWCC

Upcoming Town Hall Meeting in Marion County, #SilvertonOR with Ron Wyden

Ron Wyden, U.S. Senator for Oregon, will be in Silverton Oregon for a Town Hall Meeting!

August 9, 2017 starting at 3:30 PM

Silverton High School auditorium | 1456 Pine St, Silverton, OR


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

Ready, Set, Eclipse! at #SalemOR Public Library – Sat. Aug. 5th


Ready, Set, Eclipse!

Saturday, August 5, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Salem Public Library Main Branch

Come to the library for family-friendly eclipse activities, experiments, and presentations to help you understand what happens during a solar eclipse.

Pick up a free pair of eclipse-viewing glasses, while supplies last.

On the main floor of the library:

  • Take a green-screen photo from the surface of the moon
  • Learn how a “pin-hole” camera works
  • Decorate your own sun-cookies
  • See how the moon can block out the sun and how far away the earth is from the sun
  • Do a hands-on comparison of size, distance and temperature of celestial objects
  • Make your own  bookmark to remind you of the this special event
  • Make a solar flare flipbook
  • For our youngest participants: make a sun, earth, or spaceship

In Loucks Auditorium:

  • ​Shooting the Great Eclipse | ​1:00 p.m. 
    Learn how to safely photograph this once-in-a-lifetime event with photographer Jim Baumgart. An amateur astronomer and astrophotographer since his high school days, Jim’s astrophotos and techniques have also appeared in several books on astronomy, and his articles and photos have been published in both Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazines.
  • Oregon’s 2017 August 21 Total Solar Eclipse | 2:00 p.m.
    Retired NASA Scientist, Daniel Adamo, will share why and how often solar eclipses occur, how to safely watch them, where a total solar eclipse can be seen in Oregon, and what wonders await those in the “path of totality.” An amateur astronomer for over 50 years, Mr. Adamo has professionally studied the motions of celestial bodies and spacecraft since 1979.

Salem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

River Currents: The Natural History and Biology of Minto Brown Island Park in #SalemOR – Tues. Aug. 8th

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River Currents Presentation Series:

The Natural History and Biology of Minto Brown Island Park

Speaker: Sharon Rose, author and retired Willamette University Professor

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Riverfront Park Ampitheatre: 101 Front Street NE Salem, Oregon 97301

This presentation will focus on the history of the park and surrounding area as well as provide a guide to the seasonal changes of the flora and fauna that take place on a yearly cycle.


Jon Yoder

Salem Environmental Education: RIVER CURRENTS