Here’s your guide for enjoying a sunny weekend in Salem for April 28-30.
Get your running shoes ready – Awesome 3000 returns Saturday
Thousands of Salem kids have signed up for the signature fun run, now put on by United Way after a three-year hiatus. Proceeds from the event will support grants to local schools.
PHOTOS: Salem digs into region’s past at Archaeology Day
Visitors explored the dig on the Willamette Heritage Center campus Saturday, where archaeologists are searching for clues about a mission school that operated briefly in the 1840s.
EVENTS: Earth Day, basketball and more do to in Salem this weekend
Plan your weekend with Salem Reporter’s events roundup for April 21-23.
Pentacle to perform Pulitzer-winning play about grief and comfort
“Rabbit Hole” premieres at the Pentacle Theatre on Friday, April 21 and will be the debut performance of two local actors.
PHOTOS: Chefs’ Night Out in Salem draws 1,000 for local food, wine and brews
For the first time in nearly four years, Salem could attend Chefs’ Night Out, a fundraiser on Sunday, April 16, for Marion Polk Food Share. Those attending could sample food and wine from 52 vendors.
Salem’s calendar loaded with events for the weekend
EVENTS: Take a drive, see a local play, sample local cuisine and more – here’s a round-up of some of the activities around Salem Friday through Sunday, April 14-16.
Salem Symphonic Winds to perform immersive celebration of Earth
The concert on Sunday, April 16, features new sounds from borrowed instruments and even truck parts, and will be one of few in the country to use scent technology to bring its audience to the rainforest.
Julian Assange’s family to speak in Salem as he fights extradition to U.S.
Assange’s father and brother will hold an in-person Q&A at Salem Cinema after a Friday showing of a documentary about the WikiLeaks founder’s ongoing legal battle and his family’s efforts to help.
COLUMN: Auto club continues Salem tradition with cherry blossom tour Saturday
A century of cherry blossom festivities continues in Salem. This column is part of a regular feature from Salem Reporter to highlight local history in collaboration with area historians and historical organizations. Kimberli Fitzgerald, Salem’s historic preservation officer, writes about local history and city historic preservation efforts.