TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 - Sep 24 @ 9:00 AM
Smithsonian Museum Day Live!
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum – In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums that offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free. The Museum Day Live! Ticket provides free admission for two people. As a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum is proud to participate in this special event. Instructions to get your two (2) free Museum admission tickets per household are below. Offer good Saturday, September 23, 2017 ONLY. Offer valid for the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum ONLY. Museum Theater movies are exempt from this offer. Download your Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Smithsonian Day Live! tickets using the Tickets link, below. When is Museum Day Live? Saturday, September 23, 2017 ONLY Where is my ticket email? I submitted the ticket form, but I haven’t received the email. Please check your Spam or Junk folder for the email. The email was sent from museumday@si.edu. For detailed information, please visit the Smithsonian Museum Day Live! website: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 9:00 AM
Testing/Graduation
West Salem ATA Martial Arts – Times and dates may vary by age and rank. You may register for testing/graduation before invitations are sent out. Please see any staff member if you have questions about testing times, fees, etc.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 6:00 PM
Men's BBQ
Salem Evangelical Church – Join the men of Salem Evangelical Church for great food and fellowship, at our fall kick-off event. Men of all ages are welcome. Bring your appetite! $7.50 for age 15 and older $4.50 for age 14 and younger No registration required. Pay at the door.
 
TODAY
    Saturday Sep 23 @ 6:00 PM
September Celebration
Family Building Blocks – Saturday 23 September, 6:00 pm Join us for a good cause Don't miss FairWay and Double R Ranch's first partnership dinner event - a celebration of the season and our community. September Celebration will highlight this beautiful season’s bounty, premium Double R Ranch beef, delicious wine from Arcane Cellars, rustic artisan bread from Grand Central Bakery, and cool music by Boy and Bean. You will meet FairWay Executive Chef Zack Capoccia and Rick Bourbonnais from Double R Ranch who will speak briefly about the Ranch and what they do to create such an exceptional product, and Arcane Cellars who will present a carefully selected pairing of their delicious wines. 10% of the evenings proceeds will help fund the crucial services at Family Building Blocks, who have been keeping children safe and families together in Marion and Polk counties since 1997. $75.00 per person includes a donation to Family Building Blocks, music, wine, and the four-course dinner, but not gratuity for your servers
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
Power Hour with a Food Truck!
Salem Area Chamber of Commerce – You’ve been chugging along with Quickbooks with some basic skills and now it’s time to up your game! Alicia Aiken, President of Cascade Balanced Books, and Michelle Blumenthal, Account Manager, will help you get to the next level with simple tricks you are going to use every day to make your bookkeeping smarter and faster. Register here: http://local.salemchamber.org/events/Power-Hour-3333/details Additionally, Cherry City Sweet Spot foodtruck will be at Power Hour! Check out their menu here so you know what to order for lunch that day: http://cherrycitysweetspo.wixsite.com/foodtruck/menu
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 11:30 AM
The Scoop
Salem Area Chamber of Commerce – Membership at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce can be a game changer when you want to find the right avenue to take your business to the next level. Membership can also be a wonderful way to invest in your community and provide multiple ways to give back to our city. Come learn what it means to be a Chamber member in this quick, 30 minute session. Contact Natalie at natalie@salemchamber.org with questions.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 2:00 PM
History Continued: Electric airplanes and their future
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum – Presenter: PAUL PETERSON, VOLTA COMPANIES FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE EVIATION CENTER. Topic: Join Volta Companies founder and Executive Director of the EViation Center, Paul Peterson, for a guided tour through the future of light aircraft and UAVs. Topics include the latest Energy Storage technologies, advanced electric motors, airport charging stations and the current state & future of the EViation industry. Location: Space Museum Galaxy Theater @ 2pm Cost: Included with admission
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 5:00 PM
Veterans Town Hall and VBA Claims Clinic
VA Portland Health Care System – Veterans, family members & media representatives are invited! Location: This event is in Salem & hosted in the auditorium (ground floor) of ODVA headquarters at 700 Summer Street NE, Salem, OR 97301 (3 blocks north of the Capitol). The VBA Claims Clinic starts at 5 pm & held in suite 100 and runs until about 7:30 pm, or when all Veterans/family members have been seen. Come meet with a VBA Claims Specialist regarding your claim or meet with a VAPORHCS Patient Advocate about any specific health care related issue or concern. The Directors of VAPORHCS and the VBA Portland Regional Office will start the Town Hall at 6 p.m. where they will share information and provide plenty of time for questions from attendees. The event will be broadcasted on Facebook Live on the VAPORHCS Facebook page. If anyone requires a sign language interpreter, please notify us in advance. Questions? Please call or email us - 503-402-2975, VHAPOR-PublicAffairs@med.va.gov. We hope to see you there.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 6:00 PM
Salem Public Library Volunteer Orientation
Salem Public Library (Salem, OR) – This 30-minute orientation session focuses on the process of becoming a library volunteer and current volunteer needs. Location: Heritage Room
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 8:30 AM
Greeters: Hosted by Third River Marketing
Salem Area Chamber of Commerce – Be sure to attend Greeters Networking hosted by Third River Marketing at the Scottish Rite Center. See you there! http://local.salemchamber.org/events/Greeters-Networking-Hosted-By-Third-River-Marketing-3360/details
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 - Oct 6 @ 11:00 AM
Recycled Art Calendar Contest, $500 grand prize
Marion County Environmental Services – We invite K-12 students within Marion County to submit artwork that focus on waste prevention through repair and reuse. Each student will be allowed to submit up to three drawings and entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 6, 2017. Thirteen illustrations will be selected to produce the 2018 calendar and a $50 gift card will be awarded to twelve winners in the following grade group categories: K - 3rd grades, 4th – 6th grades, 7th - 9th grades and 10th -12th grades. A student from one of these four categories will have the opportunity to win the Grand Prize, which includes a $100 gift card plus their artwork will be featured on the cover of the calendar. Additionally, the teacher of the student whose artwork is selected for the grand prize will also receive a $500 gift card for classroom use. Selected winners will be honored at a televised Marion County Board of Commissioners meeting. To learn more about the 2017 Art Calendar Contest, please visit www.mcrecycles.net and click on "Events" or email EnvironmentalServices@co.marion.or.us.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 10:00 AM
Fall Fashion Frenzy 2017
Family Building Blocks – Grab your friends and join us for a day of shopping, savings, fall fashion preview, and fun! All proceeds benefit Family Building Blocks *Must select Family Building Blocks when purchasing tickets TICKETS: $20 Buy tickets at: https://fallfashionfrenzy17.eventbrite.com Includes lunch, exclusive discounts, great giveaways, a swag bag, photobooth, and a gift card raffle. ** Raffle Tickets will be available at the event to purchase from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, for $2 each, with cash or card. *** Check-in starts at 10am at the Frenzy Tent, located behind the mall, as well as the Red House, located in the front of the mall.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 10:00 AM
Fall Fashion Frenzy
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum – Support the Museum while you shop at Woodburn Premium Outlets! Grab your friends and join us for a day of fashion, savings, giveaways, and fun. Tickets include lunch, exclusive discounts, giveaways, a swag bag, photobooth, silent auction, fall fashion show, gift card raffle, and the purse party. 10 lucky guests will be randomly drawn for a chance to win one of the 10 purses given out at the Purse Party; each purse will have different gift card prizes, but two will be stuffed with one Panera Bread Certificate for "Free Salad for a year," and another purse will have one $500 Simon Visa Gift Card! All proceeds benefit 12 fabulous local charities. Tickets to this annual fundraiser are $20 per person; just select Evergreen Museum's team when purchasing tickets! Purchase tickets HERE. You can also purchase your ticket for Al's Sassy Succulent Party, for $15 per person, for one terrarium, from 10am - 2pm. * Check-in starts at 10am at the Frenzy Tent, located behind the Mall and Lane Bryant. Both sides of the tent will have a check-in line. Guests can bring printed tickets or have the app on their phones to be scanned. **Raffle Tickets will be available at the event tent to purchase from 10am - 1:30pm, for $2 each, with cash or card. ***The Silent Auction is located in the Mall Office from 10am - 3pm. Winners will be called at 3pm, on Staurday. (Checks written to Woodburn Proud) **** This year's participating charities: Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Marion County Dog Services Susan G Komen of Oregon Family Building Blocks American Cancer Society Katie's Kause Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association HART Project Pooch NW Habitat for Humanity
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 2:00 PM
It's time to celebrate - One Year Bash
Krav Maga Salem – Here is a sneak peek for our upcoming 1st year celebration: ALL DAY we will be offering FREE CLIMBING to those of you who haven't become a member yet so you can try climbing at The Rock Boxx. (Complete the online waiver at www.therockboxx.com) Our pricing is going up a bit in October, if you become a member before the end of the month, you are grandfathered in at the current rates. We will have local partner businesses there to show off their businesses as well as share some of our perks of being a member. (Discounts with them with your Rock Boxx member key card). Exitus:Salem Escape Rooms will also be set up in our party room with an opportunity to register to participate in an Escape. Check out http://www.exitussalem.com/ We will have Hooked On Food and Tacos El Machin food trucks will be here to offer food while you hang out with us. This is going to be a fantastic opportunity to come by and climb as well as learn more about the benefits of membership (not just at the Rock Boxx).
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 2:00 PM
Tomás & the Library Lady Tour
Oregon Children's Theatre – This fall 2017, OCT will have FREE school and public performances of Tomás & the Library Lady in the following communities: Woodburn, Springfield, McMinnville, Hermiston, Pendleton, and Hood River. Tomás, the son of migrant workers, spends long, hot days in the fields harvesting crops. But when he meets a kind librarian, she helps him find escape from the heat in the form of thousands of books. This heartwarming story shows how positive encouragement and believing in someone can help them conquer fears and do exceptional things. A touring play in both Spanish and English based on the inspiring true story of the Mexican-American author and educator, Tomás Rivera. Tomás, hijo de trabajadores migrantes, pasa días largos y calurosos trabajando en la cosecha en el campo. Pero cuando conoce a una amable bibliotecaria, ella lo ayuda a escapar del calor a través de miles de libros. Esta historia conmovedora muestra cómo el estímulo positivo y creer en alguien pueden ayudar a conquistar miedos y hacer cosas excepcionales. Una obra itinerante en español y en inglés basada en la inspiradora historia real del autor y educador mexicano-estadounidense, Tomás Rivera. Public Performance Dates, Times, & Locations September 30, 2017 at 2pm: McMinnville Community Center, 600 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR 97128 October 7, 2017 at 2pm: Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N Main St, Pendleton, OR 97801 October 14, 2017 at 2:30pm: Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St, Springfield, OR 97477 Age Recommendation 5 and up Recomendada para niños a partir de los 5 años Run time 50 minutes with no intermission Duración: 50 minutos sin intermedio Ticket Prices Free! Entrada gratis! More Info www.octc.org/tomas-and-the-library-lady-tour
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 2:00 PM
Rediscovering Coloring
Salem Public Library (Salem, OR) – A free coloring group for grown-ups. Coloring projects and a variety of pencils, pens, and crayons will be provided. Meets in the Heritage Room.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 2:30 PM
Cooking the Books: Tasty Travels
Salem Public Library (Salem, OR) – In Anderson Room A In September, the Cooking the Books group will be focusing on Tasty Travels. Participants are asked to prepare a recipe from a place they have traveled to (or would like to travel to), and bring it in to discuss their adventures. It is encouraged that the recipe be from a cookbook but not mandatory, all we ask is that you bring in your recipe that you made to share with the group.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Oct 1 @ 4:00 PM
Monroe Sweetland Dinner 2017
Marion Dems - Democratic Party of Marion County, Oregon – One of our most important functions is providing campaign support to local Progressive Candidates for Civic and Statewide offices through low-cost office space, campaign services, phone banking, yard sign pick up and drop off and much more. October 1st, 2017. Please join Marion County Democrats for our annual fundraising auction. This will be the Second Annual Monroe Sweetland Dinner and we hope to have support from Democrats statewide as we celebrate Your Voice in Our Democracy. The evening will include Special Guest Speakers, live and silent auctions and lots of fun. Governor Kate Brown will return as the keynote speaker for the second year. With more than 25 years of service to the people of Oregon, Kate Brown serves as Oregon’s 38th Governor, making government more accountable and standing up for minorities and working families. Betty E. Komp, former Representative of District 22 from 2004 – 2017, will receive the Monroe Sweetland Award for 2017 in recognition of her elected service to all citizens of Oregon. Known as an education expert, a former teacher and principal, Komp served on both the policy and budget-writing education committees during her elected terms. Continuing a life of public service, Komp now serves as Chair, Mount Angel School Board. Also honored will be Meredith Wood Smith, who served as Chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon from 2006-2012. In addition to her party service, Meredith has been a small business owner, president of a local business association, and sales representative for a mid-sized national corporation. Meredith Wood Smith will receive the Democratic Unity Award for her service to all 36 counties of Oregon. Jefferson Smith, best known as the founder of Oregon’s "Bus Project" and Xray FM, will serve as Guest Auctioneer. This year, we will be hosting a special VIP reception which will include many of our elected leaders. You must be a monthly donor to attend. You can become a monthly donor through our website or contact treasurer@mariondemocrats.org. The auction will be held at the Red Lion Inn, 3301 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301. Doors will open for the Silent Auction and No Host cocktails at 4:00 PM. Dinner seating begins at 5:30 with our featured speaker at 6:00 PM. Reserved seating is a $80 per person in support of your local Democratic Party. Your reservation purchase helps to support our ongoing efforts at ensuring progressive and well-supported candidates in Marion County, Oregon. Your contribution will be used to help support our ongoing costs in maintaining a downtown Salem headquarters as well as providing direct and in-kind support to local Democratic campaigns. Note: When making reservations for more than one person, please email all names and menu choices to treasurer@mariondemocrats.org. Menu: Herbed Chicken Seared Wild Salmon Spinach Crepes
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Oct 1 @ 6:00 PM
Autumn Gathering
Oregon Christian Convention – The Autumn Gathering is an evening of music. Different musical styles ranging from blue grass to folk to contemporary Christian are presented in the unique atmosphere of Pioneer Hall (built in 1886). Come listen, be encouraged and enjoy the music.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Oct 2 @ 12:00 PM
Want to be a Volunteer - Learn More at Orientation!
CASA of Marion County Oregon – A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is a trained citizen who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Orientations are a great way to learn about the program, what it means to be a volunteer advocate, and ask any questions you may have. It is also the first step in becoming a Marion County CASA. There are many children in our community in need of an adult ally and an advocate. You can be a powerful voice in a child's life!