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Reading: Lois Rosen at Barrel & Keg in #SalemOR – Thurs. Oct. 5th

Lois Rosen reading prose and poetry

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM51AXUGGjbUL

Barrel & Keg Wine Bar

Salem poet and fiction writer Lois Rosen has published two poetry books, Nice and Loud (Tebot Bach) and Pigeons (Traprock Books).

A founder of Salem’s Peregrine Writers, she leads the Trillium Writers and Willamette University’s ICL Writers.

Lois’ current novel-in-progress takes place in Italy, Portland, and Mint, Oregon.

Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic will directly follow.

Our hosts, The Barrel & Keg, feature a wide variety of beverages and the food pod in the back has a rotating menu of options for dinner!

We will have the area in back reserved. Just park in back or across the street and walk through the front door.

Free!

Salem Poetry Project on Facebook

Barrel & Keg Wine Bar (across from Salem Cinema)
1190 Broadway St NE (and Market)
Salem OR

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Live Music: Rich McCloud at Victory Club in #SalemOR – TONIGHT!

Rich McCloud performs at Victory Club – Tonight!

Saturday, September 2, 2017 | 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Victory Club | In the alley downtown (behind Reed Opera House)

One of Salem’s best musicians, Rich McCloud, rocks the alley at Victory Club in downtown Salem.

Location:

Victory Club

155 Liberty St NE Suite 120

Salem, OR 97301

History in the News: Earthquakes, Eclipses, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes: Can History Prepare us for the Unexpected? In #SalemOR – Aug. 17th

History in the News: Earthquakes, Eclipses, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes: Can History Prepare us for the Unexpected?

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Willamette Heritage Center | Dye House

Social media experts forecast that the total solar eclipse of August 21 will be “the most photographed, most shared, most tweeted event in human history,” while highway authorities predict that the days surrounding the eclipse could see the greatest temporary mass migration of humans to see a natural event in U.S. history.

Oregonians are steeling themselves for the arrival of perhaps a million visitors, and attendant stresses on highway, sanitation, and cell phone systems; the Governor has even called out the National Guard in advance to handle crowds, traffic, and fires.

Panelists:

  • Christine Colasurdo: Artist, poet, and writer, author of Return to Spirit Lake: Life and Landscapes at Mt. St. Helens (2016) and contributor to In the Blast Zone: Catastrophe and Renewal on Mt. St. Helens (2008).
  • Jay Pasachoff: Astronomer and Williams College Professor, and Chair of the International Astronomical Union’s Working Group on Eclipses and a veteran of 65 previous solar eclipses, who is also leading an observational team on the Willamette campus for the eclipse.
  • Jason Younker: Anthropologist, Assistant Vice President and Advisor to the President on Sovereignty and Government to Government Relations at the University of Oregon, whose scholarship includes work on Coquille oral histories of tsunamis.

This History in the News panel considers the eclipse and other monumental natural phenomena such as volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis, in social and historical perspective.

How did people in our region anticipate and respond to such cataclysmic or cosmic events in the past?  Did such events have long term effects on lives and landscapes here?

How have they been incorporated into the cultural memories and historical narratives of diverse communities?  Does history offer us lessons on how to predict, and prepare for such occurrences?

History in the News is FREE and open to the public.

Moderated by Dr. Leslie Dunlap, History Department, American Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies Programs

Location Information:
Willamette Heritage Center (Off Campus)
1313 Mill Street SE
Salem OR 97301

Contact Information:
Name: Leslie Dunlap
Email: ldunlap@willamette.edu
Admission / Ticket Info:
Free and Open to the public

Event Sponsor(s):
Willamette University History Department

Other Details:
Food and Beverage for sale provided by Taproot Café


Third Thursday of each month, March through November | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

March 16th, April 20th, May 18th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th, September 21st, October 19th, and November 16th, 2017

Discuss current events in historical context at a monthly roundtable with Mid-Valley historians, political scientists, and other intellectuals. The topic of each discussion will be pulled straight from the headlines, and will be decided just 10 days before each event. Listen to the thoughts of experts, then join in the conversation and voice your own opinions.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities(OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant program. History in the News is sponsored by KMUZ Community Radio, and in partnership with Salem City Club.

The Garten Party – Hosted by Garten Services in #SalemOR – Sat. Aug. 5th

20232824_1598088883599940_2897704494581061841_oThe Garten Party

Saturday, August 5 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Pringle Creek Community | 3911 Village Center Dr., Salem, OR  97302

Come to a great party, taste some fabulous food and beverages and help young people with their first paying jobs! A fun summer night in Salem, helping our community be more inclusive.

What could be better?

With your $45 ticket, you’ll enjoy wine, beer and cider, appetizers, a barbeque dinner of smoked crisket, salmon or vegan quinoa bugers and dessert.
A silent and live auction as well as a chance to meet the young people who benefit from the first job this fundraiser supports.
Administrative Offices:
500 Hawthorne Ave SE
Salem, Oregon 97301

Mel Brown Jazz Concert Public · Hosted by #MonmouthOR Music In The Park Series

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | 5:00 PM

The Main Street Park Amphitheater

The Mel Brown Summer Jazz Worshop kicks off with the annual concert in the park.

Wamba starts the evening off with Afro-pop followed by the Mel Brown Septet.

Free Admission and Kid Friendly

Music In The Park is a summer music series in Main Street Park. Concerts are held every Wednesday during July and August. This is a special concert on Sunday, not Wednesday.

City of Monmouth Event

“History in the News” at Willamette Heritage Center in #SalemOR – Thurs, July 20th

History in the News: Should Historians be Pundits?

Hosted by Willamette Heritage Center

Thursday, July 20th | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill St SE, Ste 200, Salem, Oregon 97301

Recent editorials in the “New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post have raised questions about whether and how historians ought to opine on current events and political issues (see the links below, and please read!). In many ways, the WHC’s History in the News series has raised this question, too. For this program, we will directly engage the matter of whether historians and other scholars should be pundits. To what extent are/can scholars be objective? Are historians supposed to be apolitical? How should historians engage in political debate – if at all? What strategies do scholars have for managing and balancing their work as professionals and their interests in current events and political issues?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/26/opinion/trump-nixon-history.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/what-is-the-role-of-historians-under-the-trump-presidency/531729/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/12/20/this-isnt-1914-and-historical-analogies-can-often-lead-us-astray/?utm_term=.c7755c2cd024

History in the News is FREE and open to the public.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH’s grant program. History in the News is sponsored by KMUZ Community Radio, and in partnership with Salem City Club.

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

11th Annual Sikh Day Parade 2017