Salem’s museum for children is hosting a special adults-only party. The Gilbert House Children’s Museum is opening its doors Aug. 29 for an outdoor concert to raise money for a redesign of the play area, scheduled to begin this fall. The concert is open to those 21 and older. The[Read More…]
The Salem Pops Orchestra has been playing music through the falling leaves, holiday lights and to welcome spring for the last 60 years. Until everything went quiet. “We emailed but we didn’t meet to rehearse or make any music together for two years,” said Ike Nail, orchestra director, who climbed[Read More…]
The 1984 “Theatrical Heartscape” mural on the Elsinore Theatre’s east wall is being repainted and restored this week after a community effort raised thousands in donations.
Just over $1 million is up for grabs in Marion and Polk counties for organizations needing funding for initiatives designed to improve health and wellness in the community. The Willamette Health Council–the governing body for PacificSource, a coordinated care organization–announced on Monday that it would enter its third round of[Read More…]
The free neighborhood park celebration features music and dance performances, more than 30 local artists, science and environmental booths and food vendors.
With temperatures nearing or surpassing record levels and air quality warnings in effect, burn bans are commonplace. But there are still sometimes long plumes of smoke headed into the skies over Salem begging the question: Why? “It’s a very visible activity, you can actively see it,” said farmer Kathy Hadley[Read More…]
Now in its second year, the program put on by the Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality blends reading and math with traditional dance and cuisine over a month of classes and field trips for parents and kids.
The Oregon State Fair is hiring more than 400 people for the annual event by hosting a job fair on Saturday in Salem. “We are looking for people who are upbeat, hardworking, on time, and feel comfortable helping guests with directions and questions and working in the hustle and bustle[Read More…]
The Plein Air Invitational put on by Salem on the Edge fine art gallery will see 10 artists painting in Riverfront Park and throughout downtown on Saturday.
It will be a busy weekend at the Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater. On Friday, the city of Salem will continue its summer free concert series with live music for all ages. The 8 p.m. show will feature the Ferenjis, a self-described neo-soul band from Salem. The remaining concerts[Read More…]