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Tuba Christmas! in #SalemOR

Salem Concert Band:

Tuba Christmas (Holiday)!

Sunday, December 24, 2017 | 12:00 PM

Historic Elsinore Theatre | 170 High St SE, Salem OR

Doors open at 11:00 AM

ALL AGES: $10.00


Travel Salem – Salem Concert Band – Tuba Christmas


Global Peace Dance at UUC of #SalemOR – Sun. Dec. 31st





Participate in the City of #SalemOR Riverfront Park Master Plan Update

An update to the Riverfront Park Master Plan is underway.

The City would like to hear your thoughts on future park uses, river access, park amenities, and more.

Take our online survey:

“Vision for the Park”

Tell us your thoughts on future park uses, river access, park amenities, and more!

This beautiful park in downtown Salem has seen a lot of changes since the last master plan was completed back in 2001. Recent improvements to the park include the completion of the Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge, and the temporary placement of a seasonal winter ice rink.

To help guide continued improvements to this popular park, we are requesting community involvement in the master plan update to address proposed amphitheater and stage upgrades, potential expansion of the Riverfront Carousel, connections and access to the Willamette River, and the future use of 3.8 acres of additional land at the southeast corner of the park.

Please join in this interactive master planning process.  There are a number of ways to get involved:  ​

Attend community meetings:

  • ​Community Meeting #1
  • Date: 6 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Location: Pringle Hall, 606 Church St. SE
  • Learn about the Riverfront Park Master Plan Update process and provide your initial input. This meeting will feature a presentation and discussion on existing conditions, opportunities, constraints, and planning priorities.
  • ​Community Meeting #2
  • Date: 6 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Location: Pringle Hall, 606 Church St. SE
  • Come learn about different alternative design plan concepts for Riverfront Park. At the meeting, you can provide feedback on these alternatives, including your likes and dislikes.
  • Community Meeting #3
  • Date: 6 p.m., Thursday, March, 22, 2018
  • Location: Pringle Hall, 606 Church St. SE
  • Join us for a discussion over the “Preferred Alternative” concept and key design issues.

Visit the Riverfront Park Webpage for continued project updates.

Contact us

Patricia Farrell, Project Manager
Public Works Department
Mailing address:

555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
Phone: 503-588-6211



Play at Willamette U. in #SalemOR: Santa’s Bag –

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Coming in December!

Santa’s Bag

​A New Play For The Holidays!

December 19-23, 2017 | Starting at 7:00 PM

Willamette University | M. Lee Pelton Playhouse

Last stop: Santa’s Bag! Or is it?

What happens when a toy never leaves? Fall into Santa’s Bag and find out!

Grab your accessories and join Amos the Singing Prospector, Om the Train, Swat Man Stan, Princess Saina, Melody the Mermaid, and Hip Hop Hallie as they explore the true meaning of friendship, forgiveness, acceptance, and the love we share through the holidays.

http://www.theatre33.org/ – ticket information

Wednesday Evening Film Series at Historic Elsinore Theatre in #SalemOR – Today!

Wednesday Evening Film Series:


Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Historic Elsinore Theatre | 170 High St SE, Salem

Will Ferrell, James Caan and Zooey Deschanel star in Christmas comedy classic about a man raised as an elf who goes on an adventure in New York City looking for his parents.


Elsinore Theatre Events Page

Pubtalks! distilled: Bolshevik Revolution? at Half Penny in #SalemOR – Wed. Dec. 6th


Distilled Pub Talks:

What Remains of the Bolshevik Revolution?

Wednessday, December 6, 2017 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Half Penny | 3743 Commercial Street SE, Salem

Willamette’s second event in its Distilled: Pub Talks speaker series will feature historian Bill Smaldone, who will present “What Remains of the Bolshevik Revolution?”

A century ago, the Bolshevik Revolution overthrew capitalism in Russia and established a new communist society, the Soviet Union. “By challenging the established world order, the Bolshevik Revolution inspired millions of people around the world to fight for radical change,” says Smaldone. “At the same time it mobilized millions who feared it and aimed to destroy it.

Now — one hundred years after the revolution came to power and a quarter century after the Soviet Union’s demise — it’s worth taking stock of the revolution’s legacy in America and the world.”

Smaldone’s research focuses on 20th century German and European labor. In addition to a textbook on the history of socialism, he’s written two books involving German Social Democrats before and during the rise of Adolph Hitler.

Most recently, Smaldone translated and edited two volumes of documents about European socialist thought during the first half of the 20th century.

Free and open to the public!

Learn more about the Distilled: Pub Talks series here!


The Half Penny
3743 Commercial Street SE
Salem, OR 97302

Winter Solstice Concert at Willamette U. in #SalemOR – Thurs. Dec. 21st

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Hosted by Salem String Quartet

Thursday, December 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Salem Public Library | Loucks Auditorium | 645 Liberty St SE, Salem

  • Boccherini-Quartet No.5 Op.27 No.2
  • Leinonen-Gigue from String Quartet No 1
  • Dvorak-Two Waltzes Op.54
  • Webern-Langsamer Satz
  • Beethoven-String Quartet No.4 Op.18

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