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 City Council

Start Time
 City Council MeetingCity Hall, Council Chambers, Room 2404/28/2014 6:30 PM
 SHA, URA & City Council MeetingsCouncil Chambers, City Hall, Room 2405/12/2014 6:30 PM
 World Beat FestivalRiverfront Park6/28/2014 1:00 PM
Check out our other events through the year at; find us and like us on Facebook. Tell your friends, and bring your friends. Consider volunteering yourself. Help us celebrate and learn about the cultural diversity in our community.
More information to come soon!
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 Boards & Commissions

Start Time
 Budget Committee MeetingCity Hall - Council Chambers, 555 Liberty St. SE, Room 2404/23/2014 6:00 PM
Agenda: Continuation of General Fund, including planning, neighborhood enhancement, library, information technology, human resources, economic development, parking, real estate services, housing, and social services; Budget review of Airport Fund, Leasehold Fund, Parking Fund, Community Renewal Fund, and Economic Improvement District Fund; Budget review of Cultural and Tourism Fund, Public Art Fund, Building and Safety Fund, City Services Fund/document services, Self Insurance Fund, and Trust and Agency Funds
Contact: Kali Leinenbach, (503)588-6231
 Downtown Advisory BoardSee Agenda4/24/2014 12:00 PM
Downtown Advisory Board
12:00 PM Location: Check agenda
 Senior Center Adv CommCenter 50+, 2615 Portland Rd NE5/6/2014 9:00 AM
 WSRABWest Salem Library5/7/2014 7:30 AM
West Salem Redev. Advisory Board
: 7:30 AM; Location: West Salem Library
 Budget Committee MeetingCity Hall - Council Chambers, 555 Liberty St. SE, Room 2405/7/2014 6:00 PM
Agenda: Budget Commitee recommends a budget to City Council; Budget Committee recommends a budget to the Urban Renewal Agency Board
Contact: Kali Leinenbach, (503)588-6231
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 Neigborhood Meetings

Start Time
 Grant Neighborhood AssociationGrant Community School, 725 Market St NE5/1/2014 6:15 PM
Grant Neighborhood Assoc -Grant Community School at 6:15PM For agenda #SalemOR
 SouthWest Association of NeighborsLifeSource Community Room, 2649 Commercial St S5/1/2014 6:30 PM
SouthWest Association of Neighbors - LifeSource Community Room, 2649 Commercial ST S at 6:30PM For agenda #SalemOR
 East Lancaster Neighborhood Assoc (ELNA)The Springs, 1940 4th Ave NE5/1/2014 7:00 PM
East Lancaster Neighborhood Assoc -The Springs, 1940 4th Ave NE at 7PM For agenda #SalemOR
 West Salem Neighborhood AssociationRoth's IGA, 1130 Wallace Rd NW5/5/2014 7:00 PM
West Salem Neighborhood Association - Roth's IGA at 7PM For agenda #SalemOR
 Northeast NeighborsSalem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St NE5/6/2014 6:30 PM
Northeast Neighbors - Salem First Church of the Nazarene at 6:30PM For agenda #SalemOR
 South Gateway Neighborhood AssociationOur Savior's Lutheran Church, 1770 Baxter Rd SE5/8/2014 6:30 PM
For agenda, visit
 Highland Neighborhood AssociationHighland Elementary School, 530 Highland Ave NE5/8/2014 7:00 PM
Highland Neighborhood Assoc - Highland Elementary at 7PM For agenda #SalemOR
 South East Salem Neighborhood Assoc (SESNA)Capital Park Church, 410 19th St SE5/8/2014 7:00 PM
South East Salem Assoc - Capital Park Church 7PM
For agenda #SalemOR
 Grant Neighborhood Litter Pick-UpMeet at Grant School, 725 Market St NE.5/10/2014 9:00 AM
 Southeast Mill Creek Assoc (SEMCA)Paradise Island Park, 3100 Turner Rd SE5/13/2014 10:00 AM
For agenda, visit
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Start Time
 Lapsit StorytimeCentral Library - Children's Activity Room4/23/2014 10:15 AM
 Lapsit StorytimeCentral Library - Children's Activity Room4/23/2014 11:00 AM
For parents with infants and toddlers through 30 months, these 30-minute programs include simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and other activities.
 Brainy Babies - Bebés Super-InteligentesCentral Library - Children's Activity Room4/23/2014 1:30 PM
Scientists have discovered that learning multiple languages is best started during infancy. Babies from birth through 18 months are invited to bring an adult to a bilingual babytime every Wednesday. Adults do not need to speak Spanish to participate.

Los científicos han descubierto que aprender múltiples idiomas se empieza mejor durante la infancia. Los bebés de entre el nacimiento y 12 meses son invitados a traer un adulto a Cuentos Bilingües para Bebés todos los miércoles a la 1:30 p.m. empezando el 5 de julio. Los adultos no necesitan hablar ingles para participar.
 West Salem Branch Preschool StorytimeWest Salem Branch Meeting Room4/23/2014 1:30 PM
Offering a half hour of stories and a special craft for ages 2 1/2 to 6. Sign-ups are not necessary.
 Cuentos en Español (Spanish Family Storytime)Central Library - Children’s Activity Room4/23/2014 6:30 PM
Habrá cuentos en español para toda la familia. Los programas incluierán cuentos y canciones en español para niños de todas edades. Families are invited to a storytime that will be conducted in Spanish. The programs will include stories and songs for children of all ages.
 Lapsit StorytimeCentral Library - Children's Activity Room4/25/2014 10:30 AM
For parents with infants and toddlers through 30 months, these 30-minute programs include simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and other activities.
 Preschool StorytimeCentral Library - Children's Activity Room4/26/2014 10:30 AM
Thirty minutes of stories, songs, films and fingerplays for children ages 2-6.
 Preschool StorytimeCentral Library - Children's Activity Room4/29/2014 10:30 AM
Thirty minutes of stories, songs, films and fingerplays for children ages 2-6.
 Family Bedtime StorytimeCentral Library - Children's Activity Room4/29/2014 7:00 PM
Children of all ages are invited for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and films. Children may come in PJs and bring a teddy bear or other bedtime companion.
 Lapsit StorytimeCentral Library - Children's Activity Room4/30/2014 10:15 AM
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 Local Events

Start Time
 Annual Walk For WishesRiverfront Park4/26/2014 9:00 AM
Bringing hope, strength and joy to children in your community who are battling life-threatening medical conditions is as easy as lacing up your walking shoes.
The family-friendly 5K walk begins at the outdoor amphitheater and winds its way along Riverfront Park, where wish kids, volunteers and community members will walk in support of the Make-A-Wish® mission. By participating you can help make local wishes come true.
Contact Catherine Spellman at 503-802-7843 or email at
 March For Babies, March of Dimes!Bush Pasture Park4/26/2014 9:00 AM
We're getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There'll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends - it's a great feeling knowing we're all helping real families. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community!
For more information call 541-686-2170
 AWESOME 3000!Bush Pasture Park/McCullach Stadium5/3/2014 8:00 AM
The Awesome 3000 has grown from 350 runners in 1983 to over 3100 participants today. Since the first run, the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation and people from around the nation have applauded tens of thousands of young winners who have crossed the finish line!

Recognized as one of the largest, timed, youth-only runs in the nation, the Awesome 3000 is a positive and challenging experience for all. Course distances of 1000, 1500 and 2000 meters are offered for elementary runners, while middle and high school students run the full 3000 meters. Additional courses of 300 meters encourage special needs and pre-school participants.
 Walk MS 2014Riverfront Park5/3/2014 9:30 AM
Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections.
When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 7,700 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.
Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today.
Contact Andrea Kofoed at 503-445-8342 or email at
 Country Kids RelaysMcCulloch Stadium, 890 Missions St SE Salem OR 973015/10/2014 8:00 AM
COUNTRY Kids Relays: 40 fabulous years of teamwork and baton passes!

COUNTRY Financial is in partnership with the Optimist Club of Salem and the City of Salem Public Works Department Parks & Transportation Services Division to present the COUNTRY Kids Relays.
The 40th annual COUNTRY Kids Relays will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Willamette University’s McCulloch Stadium.
For years, thousands of Salem’s youth have participated in this one-of-a-kind, friendly relay competition. With COUNTRY Financial as the presenting sponsor, COUNTRY Kids Relays has been successful for generations. Sportsmanship and teamwork grow every step of the race.

 North NeighborsTBD5/14/2014 11:30 AM
Join neighbors and partners working together to build community in North Salem Neighborhoods. for info.
 Community and Partners of East SalemTBD5/15/2014 11:00 AM
Join East Salem neighbors and partners as we make a difference in our community. 503-588-6207 for more info.
 South Salem ConnectTBD5/21/2014 11:30 AM
Join South Salem Neighbors and Partners in making a difference in our community.  southsalemconnect@gmail for more info.
 Salem Great Strides 5kRiverfront Park5/31/2014 10:00 AM
Great Strides provides a great opportunity for people within the community to get involved in a great cause. Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations, or with friends and family.
Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5k walk, children's activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year.
Contact: 503-226-3435 or email
 Annual Public Works Day!Riverfront Park6/19/2014 10:30 AM
Join us for a fun filled Spring day at our beautiful Riverfront Park! City of Salem Public Works staff will be there to show you all the cool equipment they use when working for you, our neighbors. We will also have lots of childrens activities and informationl booths.
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
More information to follow soon. Stay tuned!
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 City Holidays

Start Time
 Memorial Day - City Holiday5/26/2014 12:00 AM
 Independence Day - City Holiday7/4/2014 12:00 AM
 Labor Day - City Holiday9/1/2014 12:00 AM
 Veterans Day11/11/2014 12:00 AM
 Thanksgiving11/27/2014 12:00 AM
 Thanksgiving11/28/2014 12:00 AM
 Christmas - City Holiday12/25/2014 12:00 AM
 New Year's - City Holiday1/1/2015 12:00 AM
 Martin Luther King Day - City Holiday1/19/2015 12:00 AM
 President's Day - City Holiday2/16/2015 12:00 AM
 Memorial Day - City Holiday5/25/2015 12:00 AM
 Independence Day - City Holiday7/4/2015 12:00 AM
 Labor Day - City Holiday9/7/2015 12:00 AM
 Veteran's Day11/11/2015 12:00 AM
 Thanksgiving11/26/2015 12:00 AM
 Thanksgiving11/27/2015 12:00 AM
 Christmas - City Holiday12/25/2015 12:00 AM
 New Year's - City Holiday1/1/2016 12:00 AM
 Martin Luther King Day - City Holiday1/18/2016 12:00 AM
 President's Day - City Holiday2/8/2016 12:00 AM
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