Calendar

​​There is always something happening in Salem. Find upcoming events, public meetings, and things to do on this calendar.

Things to do
Sep. 19
Cancelled - Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Arts and Crafts10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Have fun creating an art or craft project, guided by an experienced instructor. Projects will be at the teacher's discretion, and may include: Beginning Acrylic, Beginning Watercolor, Brush Lettering, or Painted Projects (such as rocks, wood ornaments, 3 x 3 canvas miniatures, tote bags, and decorative greeting cards).

Presenter: Brigitte Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

Community and Partners of East Salem (CaPES)11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Goodwill
3535 Lancaster DR NE
Salem OR 97301

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in North Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, call Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924.

Phone: 503-315-8924

Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Wrap Bracelet1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Have fun learning to make your own bracelet with help from instructor Mona West. The plaza is located between JC Penney and the Chemeketa Parkade.

Presenter: Mona West

Phone: 503-588-6303

Writers Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library

WYTT members write novels, short stories, memoirs, poetry, etc. The group offers participants a chance to read and listen.

Phone: 503-371-1366

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Salem Public Library Volunteer Orientation6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.Heritage Room (2nd floor)
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Volunteers help make Salem Public Library a great place to play, learn, and grow. To find out how you can be a part of our volunteer team, please attend one of the orientation sessions, held the third Thursday of every other month.

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Sep. 20
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library

An afterschool drop-in program. Kids in grades 2–5 with an adult are invited to check out Tinker Tech kits for 30-minute sessions each Friday afternoon for use in the library. There are a limited number of kits available and are first-come, first reserved. A library card is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Storytimes at Salem LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library

  • Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
  • Infant/Toddler Storytime: 11 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • Tiny Tots Playtime: 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Phone: 503-588-6315

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Sep. 21
Family All-Ages Storytime10:15 a.m.10:45 a.m.Salem Public Library

Children of all ages are invited to bring their grown-ups for 30 minutes of stories, songs, and movement.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Make and Take Saturdays for Kids11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.Children's Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Children and families are invited to explore their creativity and enjoy hands-on fun with a variety of open-ended crafts each Saturday.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Salem Area Ravelers1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Heritage Room (2nd floor)
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Fiber crafters of all varieties are invited to find their tribe at this monthly drop-in stitching session. All ability levels are welcome. Novices are welcome to learn from area masters of knitting, crochet, spinning, and tatting. BYO project, or just come for conversation and inspiration.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Lego Party2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Story Rooms A & B
Salem Public Library

The Legos are provided, so families only need to bring their imagination for this unstructured, creative exercise for ages 4 and up.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Sep. 22
Camarata Musica2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Classical music concert. Free and open to the public.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Sep. 24
Emergency Preparedness Session6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.Salem First Church of the Nazarene
1550 Market ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Are you concerned about disasters? Who relies on you? City of Salem Emergency Manager, Greg Walsh will discuss the disasters we face in the Pacific Northwest and how to prepare for them. Come and learn how to get prepared!

Phone: 503-877-5177

Dying Well Series: Oregon's Death with Dignity Law7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Community partners from Kaiser Permanente and End of Life Choices Oregon discuss Oregon's Death with Dignity law, requirements, and how to navigate the system as a patient or caregiver. Free and open to the public. This is the third in a three-part information series in September that also includes: Understanding Hospice & Palliative Care - 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 10 End-of-Life Planning - 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 17

Phone: 503-588-6315

Master Gardeners: Great Plant Picks7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

The Marion County Master Gardeners Association hosts "Great Plant Picks" featuring speaker Maurice Horn, co-owner of the Joy Creek Nursery in Scappoose. The Great Plant Picks (GPP) program is an educational outreach program of the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden in Seattle. The program is designed to introduce home gardeners in the Pacific Northwest to a broad range of plants that thrive in our region.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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