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ZenaFest at Zena Forest outside #SalemOR – Sat. Oct. 7th


Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Willamette University’s Zena Forest

ZenaFest is the University’s annual event connecting our Community with our 305-acre Zena Forest property, and showcases the work of faculty, students, staff, and our partners to advance our ecological and educational missions.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and guests to come spend a few hours exploring, learning, and having fun!

This is a free event, but two activities are limited in size and are first-come, first-served.

Please visit http://www.willamette.edu/go/zenafest for all event information including how to reserve your spot on the limited activities.

Location Information:
Zena Forest

Contact Information:
Name: Joe Abraham
Phone: 503-370-6482
Email: jabraham@willamette.edu

Event Sponsor(s):
Willamette University Sustainability Institute

Other Details:
Please visit http://www.willamette.edu/go/zenafest for all event information, including reserving your spot for limited activities.




Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 | 12 Noon to 1:00 PM

Liberty and Chemeketa ST (Polly’s Corner)

“The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and all to lose – especially their lives.” – Eugene V. Debs, World War 1’s Most Famous Resister.


Sponsored by the Salem Friends Meeting and the Salem Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Information: 503-371-6109

Lecture: River Currents at Riverfront Park in #SalemOR


Speaker: Deborah Topp, City of Salem

August 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Riverfront Park Amphitheater | 200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Each year the City of Salem hires a stream crew to help clear our streams of debris that may impede the following winter’s stream flow and result in flooding. In addition, the crew takes on projects that help the City of Salem manage the streams. Come learn about the stream crew and their important projects in our streams.


Jon Yoder




August 19, 2017 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Salem Capitol Mall

The Salem Philharmonia Orchestra will be performing an hour-long space-themed concert on Saturday in the Capitol Mall.

Bring a blanket, a lawn chair, and a picnic lunch and enjoy an hour of amazing sounds from a talented orchestra.

Featured works include selections from Star Wars, Star Trek, The Planets and more!


This concert is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.

phone: (503) 986-1388
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Pigs on the Wing: “The Great Eclipse Concert” in #MonmouthOR – Aug. 20th

Pink Floyd Tribute Band, Pigs On The Wing, present:

Dark Side of the Moon

Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Monmouth, Oregon | Main Street Park Amphitheater

Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs On The Wing presents "Dark Side of the Moon" (and other Pink Floyd favorites) the night before the eclipse.

Food, beer and wine will be available.

Please leave your pets at home.


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

#SalemOR movies in the park: The Sandlot! – Sat. July 29th

Salem Movies in the Park – The Sandlot!

Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 8:45 PM – 10:45 PM

Riverfront Park | 500 Water ST NE, Salem OR 97301

Movies in the park gives you a chance to spend time with family and friends or just take a break and enjoy a summer evening.

Join us under the stars to watch family-friendly movies on a 24-foot screen in the Riverfront Park Amphitheater.

All shows start at dusk and you are encouraged to bring your blankets, low-back chairs, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks.

Movies are captioned.

Parking is available in the Carousel parking lot and at the north end of Riverfront Park.

If you would like to volunteer please contact Tibby Larson at 503-589-2197.

Learn more

Phone: 503-588-6261
Email: parks_recreation@cityofsalem.net