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Something to do on Fathers’ Day! #SalemOR Walking Tours

IMG_7439It’s a beautiful day! And Fathers’ Day…

So I thought I’d post these awesome Salem walking tours found on the website, Shine on Salem!

Salem Walking Tours

salem in oregon history tour“Walking Tours” provide leisurely occasions to enjoy the pleasures of Salem’s natural beauty and the historic character of our city.

They introduce visitors to our historic neighborhoods, follow creeks in urban parks, cross the Willamette River on the Union Street Railroad Pedestrian Bridge and experience Salem’s the important place in Oregon History. (From: Shine on Salem)

Check out these walking tours designed by Virginia Green and Thomas Green! Photos by Thomas Green. Thank you, Virginia and Thomas!


Enjoy the outdoors and take a walk with someone you care about!


Juneteenth: Afrikan-American Independence Day at #SalemOR Riverfront Park Pavillion – Sat. June 16th


Afrikan-American Independence Day

A Time to Reflect and Rejoice

Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Salem Riverfront Park Pavillion

Co-sponsored by Salem-Keizer NAACP and Coalition of Churches

Celebrate African American Independence Day, which marks the official end to slavery.

This is a community potluck.Organizers will provide drinks, utensils, and main dishes (including a limited number of vegan and halal dishes).Guests please provide the following:Last names beginning with

  • A – I: Side dishes
  • J – Q: desserts
  • R – Z: chips, dips, salads, or fruit

Kid friendly!

#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

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

FUNdraiser and Ballot Collection Party at North #SalemOR High School – Sat. May 12th

Your Voice! Your Vote!

A family friendly & educational event!

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 1:00 PM

North Salem High School | The Commons

Bring the kids and join us for some fun, free food and beverages, and an opportunity to turn in your ballot and talk about the importance of voting!

We’ll be gathering in The Commons area.

Parking at the back of the school is recommended. The Commons is one level down. An elevator is available.

Free! Food and Drinks provided!

North Salem High School | The Commons
765 14th St NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

Willamette Heritage Center in #SalemOR: 33rd Annual Sheep to Shawl Festival – May 12th

Karen-Spinning-800x532Willamette Heritage Center:

33rd Annual Sheep to Shawl Festival

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Willamette Heritage Center | 1313 Mill Street SE

First held in 1985, our Sheep to Shawl festival is a classic family event, offering the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of wool fiber processing, from the shearing of animals – sheep, of course, but also als, llamas, and the occasional rabbit – to the production of beautiful lace at the hands of expert fiber artists.

Weaving, spinning, knitting, and rug-hooking are on display, as are blacksmith demonstrations in our operating forge.

You don’t want to miss the 2018 Sheep to Shawl!

Bring the whole family!

Admission is free for everyone!

Go here for the Entertainment Schedule and Children’s Activities!

Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill Street SE
Salem, OR 97301

Downtown #SalemOR Streetscape Plan Open House #3


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Courthouse Square | 555 Court ST NE, Salem | Senator Hearing Room

The scope of work for this project includes a communication strategy that will include multiple opportunities to gather input from the community to inform development of the Design Plan.

This public input process began in 2017 and will continue in 2018.

Walker Macy has experience in streetscape projects that have been shown to enhance downtowns. Their project team consists of experienced professionals in the fields of landscape architecture/planning, civil engineering, transportation, public involvement, and economics.

Contact us:
Sheri Wahrgren, Downtown Revitalization Manager
Email: swahrgren@cityofsalem.net
Fax: 503-589-2054