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High Street Gallery Closing Celebration Event! In #SalemOR – Today! Sat. June 16th


Saturday, June 16th, 2018 | 5:30-8:30 PM

High St. Gallery + The Bruin Co. | 700 High St. NE Suite 180

(Gallery entrance is located at the back of the building)

Please join us at High St. Gallery for the closing reception of the two-person exhibition, No Where Now Here.

Featuring the work of: Tom Cramer & Michael Hernandez.

Come celebrate the closing of High St. Gallery with us!

We’re grateful for the community’s support and for all the artists who have exhibited here.

Let’s get together one last time at High St. Gallery.

We’ll also be giving away pieces of Tom Cramer’s mural for free to those who want a piece to remember High St. Gallery by!


High St. Gallery + The Bruin Co.
700 High St. NE Suite 180 Salem, OR 97301
Gallery entrance is located at the back of the building.


Facebook: @HighStGallery

Always Free • Open to Public • Family Friendly

The Bruin Co. +
High St. Gallery
700 High St. NE Suite 180
Salem, Oregon 97301


#SilvertonOR Hills Strawberry Festival – Fathers’ Day – June 17th

Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival

Strawberries and Ice Cream!!shsfhomer1

Fathers’ Day | Sunday, June 17, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Coolidge-McClaine City Park

Since 1951, Silverton area folks have been enjoying this local tradition. Originally held at the Silverton Hills Grange Hall, we now celebrate in our local Coolidge-McClaine City Park. Held on Fathers Day Sunday, June 17, 2018.

We serve up a strawberry delight with biscuits and ice cream and a free second helping of strawberries, all for just $6.00! Strawberry shortcake desert is free for children 2 or under and 80 or over!

Kicking off our Strawberry Festival musical line-up from 12:00 to 2:30 will be The SycoBilly’s, a talented group who is hitting the local music scene like a ton of bricks!

And from 2:30 to 5:00 the Oregon Valley Boys will be providing their own brand of Western Swing at The Main Entertainment Stage, located near the covered area in the park!!

Only $6.00!

Under 2 and Over 80 Free!!

More information…

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!

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.

McMenamins 19th Annual UFO Festival in #McMinnvilleOR – May 17th-19th


McMenamins 19th Annual UFO Festival

Thursday–Saturday, May 17–19, 2018

Hotel Oregon in McMinnville

We’re prepping the landing gear for our 19th annual UFO Festival , inviting UFO-curious and fun-seekers alike for multiple days of fun and mind-expanding opportunities!

Our events include:

  • more live music than ever
  • the always-fun UFO parade
  • pet costume contest
  • 5K alien dash
  • costume ball
  • a new wine tasting event
  • a new UFO/alien trivia night
  • and so much more!

Speakers are:

  • Jeremy Corbell, UFO phenomena researcher and filmmaker, speaking about the government’s UFO secrecy and Area 51
  • Randall Nickerson & Ariel School Eyewitnesses talking about an alien craft encounter
  • George Knapp, an award-winning journalist and radio host who will reveal new information about Skinwalker Ranch.

Tickets to speakers’ events are available now.Peruse the whole lineup of events and plan on joining in the fun: full schedule.

Workshop at Gaiety Hollow In #SalemOR: Enjoy The Garden and create Matisse-inspired Art with Jessica Ramey – Sat. May 19th


Enjoy The Garden and create Matisse-inspired Art

with Jessica Ramey

Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Gaiety Hollow | 545 Mission St. SE, Salem

Looking for something to give Mom for Mother’s Day? How about a fun, creative experience in a lovely historic garden?

Gaiety Hollow is the perfect inspiring backdrop to create colorful, vibrant art —Matisse style.


  • Learn or refresh your knowledge of basic color theory and color mixing.
  • Explore the garden to create your own Gaiety Garden palette.
  • Create a Matisse-inspired collage.

$30 includes art instruction, garden tour, materials, and light refreshments.

Ages 12 through Adult – Small class size, up to 14

Register today to reserve a spot: http://bit.ly/2vjAwXp

Jessica Ramey is lifelong artist creating with paint, solder, ink, graphics and even trash. She received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Visual Design from the University of Oregon. She is a professional graphic designer with over 12 years of experience. She was the founder of a charitable arts organization where she provided instruction in over 50 workshops and enjoys sharing her knowledge and encouraging playful exploration with art.

Her work can be viewed by visiting www.jessicaramey.com.