CHECK OUT: a triathlon, dog walk or wildfire talk


Hear all about wildfires as speakers Jeffrey D. Johnson, CEO Western Fire Chiefs Association and Tom Fields, a fire prevention coordinator for the Oregon Department of Forestry, discuss the changing nature of fires, the causes and consequences, fire prevention and protection of both public and private lands.

The program will be in the Spinning Room at the Willamette Heritage Center at noon. Tickets cost $10. For more information, visit Salem City Club’s website. 1313 Mill St. S.E.


Take a leisurely with your pup to help raise money for a Willamette Valley Hospice program that helps keep hospice patients with their furry friends.

Walk n Wag takes place at Minto Brown Island Park from 9 a.m. to noon. The 1.5 mile course runs along the Willamette River and ends at a vendor village lined with more than 30 pet-friendly vendors.

All participants will be given a goodie bag, doggie bandana and a chance to win a door prize basket. More info can be found on the Willamette Valley Hospice website. Registration is $10 online and $15 at the event. 220 Minto Island Rd. S.W.


Like running? What about swimming or biking? You can try all three during the Rotary Multi-Sport Riverfest at Riverfront Park.

This year’s events include Triathlon, Duathlon, 5k/10k runs, a family fun run and a kid’s Run. Tickets cost between $15 and $110. More info is on the Rotary Riverfest website. 200 Water St. N.E.