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Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force #5 in #SalemOR – Wed. June 13th – TODAY!

Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force #5

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Salem City Hall Council Chambers | 555 Liberty ST SE RM 240

This is an open, public meeting at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities.

Agenda for Homeless Task Force meeting of June 13, 2018

Learn more

Phone: 503-588-6178Email: kretherford@cityofsalem.net

Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6178 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Salem City Hall
Council Chambers
555 Liberty ST SE RM 240
Salem OR 97301


#SalemOR Soap Box Derby at Bush Park – Sat. & Sun. June 10th

2018 Annual AASBD Local Championship Soap Box Derby

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Trial Runs: Saturday, June 9, 2018

Bush Park | Mission Street | Salem

Divisions: Stock, Super Stock, Super Kids

Join us this weekend June 9/10 at the lovely Bush’s Pasture Park Soap Box Derby Track for our Annual AASBD Local Championship. The road to a becoming a World Champion starts with the Local Race.

Along with the rest of Region 1, Derby in Salem is really starting to pop! We’ll be running the Super Kids Race on Saturday and both Stock and Super Stock on Sunday. The Champions in each division win the once in a lifetime chance to represent Salem at the FirstEnergy All American Soap Box Derby World Championship in Akron, OH this July. There they will join Local, Regional, and National Champions from around the globe to race off for $36k of college scholarships and the chance of possibly becoming the 8th World Champion from the Salem Club.

For those racing, please arrive at the lower pit area by 8:00 both days. Saturday morning cars will receive final setup, inspection, and weigh in. Plan to catch the Super Kids at 9:00 and cheer on these awesome racers. Following final weigh in, cars will be impounded and stored overnight at the track.

Starting at 5:30 Saturday evening, there will be a Derby Banquet for racers and families at Izzy’s Pizza, 2205 Lancaster Dr NE. Be there or be square.

Sunday morning starting at 8:00 we will set up the track (help appreciated), the cars will be brought out, and final driver weights will be checked. We expect to get a crisp and early start and have a great afternoon of racing. If there are question on any of this, message us here or contact Club President Paul Sadler at (541) 410-0609.

Best of Luck to all the racers this weekend!

Location of Track: Bush Park, Mission St., Salem, OR 97302

Contact Person:

Paul Sadler 541-410-0609

Film: “Without Evidence” at #SalemOR Cinema – June 12th


This is a Reel Change for Our Community Event:

Fundraiser for the Englewood Forest Festival:

Without Evidence

United States. Directed by Gill Dennis. (93 mins.) Not Rated.

Starring Scott Plank, Anna Gunn, Andrew Prine, Angelina Jolie, Paul Perri, and Ernie Garrett

About the true story of the murder of Michael Francke.

June 12, 2018 | 7:45 PM

Salem Cinema | 1127 Broadway ST NE, Salem

Based on a true story, Oregon Department of Corrections director Michael Francke visited his brother Kevin in Florida and confided in him that he discovered a drug-smuggling ring with links to prison inmates. Shortly afterwards, Michael is killed, and Kevin goes on a desperate search to learn what happened.

We have a few speakers who will talk about the film at the introduction and then lead a discussion after the film. They include: Peter Vanderwall, Assistant Director of the film; Tim King, a reporter for KATU and other news outlets during the time of the murder; and a third, mystery speaker who will share local lore!

Without Evidence film on Wikipedia

The money raised after we pay for the film, Salem Cinema, etc will go to help fund the Englewood Forest Festival.

Tickets available now at our box office during regular business hours or online at boxofficetickets.com until 11:59 PM on Monday, June 11th.

  • $12 in advance | $15 at the door

Tickets are cheaper if purchased in advance. You can purchase tickets online here:


For more info: 503-881-5305

Find out more about the ENGLEWOOD FOREST FESTIVAL here!

Monday Hospital Market in #SalemOR

Monday Hospital Market

10:00 am to 2:00 pm – Every Monday – May through September

Salem Hospital

Monday Hospital market takes place at the Oak Street turn around located between buildings A & C.

This market is small and quaint with about 18 vendors providing handmade, handcrafted or homegrown products… sharing the fresh bounty and local products from the Mid-Willamette Valley.

There is free parking in the multi level parking structure located at the hospital.

Salem Hospital
880 Oak St SE, Salem
Mail & Office: 1320 Waller St SE, Salem, OR

Distilled: Pub Talks – The Revolutionary Power of Plant-based Diets with visiting professor Anne DeLessio-Parson at Half Penny Public House in #SalemOR – Wed, June 6th

Distilled Pub Talks:

The Revolutionary Power of Plant-based Diets

With visiting professor Anne DeLessio-Parson

Held on the first Wednesday of the month at The Half Penny, Distilled features free public talks by Willamette scholars. No background knowledge is needed, and a Q&A follows each talk.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Half Penny Public House | 3743 Commercial St SE, Salem

“Our individual-level food choices connect us to social structures,” says DeLessio-Parson. “As we come to see these connections, the question becomes: How can we eat for liberation? We’ll talk about social justice and the revolutionary potential of plant-based diets.”

After graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s and masters in political science from Boston University, DeLessio-Parson earned her masters in rural sociology as well as her doctorate in sociology and demography from Penn State. DeLessio-Parson’s recent research explores the social implications of vegetarians and vegans who choose to buck barbecue in Argentina’s carnivorous culture.

See you first Wednesdays at The Half Penny!


Just south of Madrona at 3743 Commercial St. S., The Half Penny is open to all ages until 9 p.m.

Rally For Justice in #SalemOR – Sun. June 3rd


Sunday, June 3, 2018 | 3:00 PM

Willamette Town Center | Lancaster & D St NE, Salem | Behind Baja Fresh

A year ago a known white supremacist harassed two women of color on Portland’s transit system. Two men were murdered and another seriously injured after they took action to support these women. It’s time we come together as Oregonians.

Save the Date! SouthEast #SalemOR Neighborhood Association presents a “Kickoff to Summer Ice Cream Social!” – Sun. June 24th


Kickoff to Summer Ice Cream Social!

Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Aldrich Park (next to Bush Elementary School) | Bellevue and 15th ST SE, Salem

SESNA is teaming up with Umpqua Dairy, local musicians, and more to bring you a fun start to summer in 2018!

Join us on Sunday, June 24 at Aldrich Park from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

We’ll have free ice cream, a do-it-yourself toppings bar, and live music!

More details and more fun: Continue reading