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Experience the Chinese Quingming Festival

March 20, 2018

Please join us on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. for a Chinese Blessing of the Shrine by the Buddhist Priest from Salem’s Mia Chung Temple in honor of the Chinese Qingming Festival.

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Salem Police Department Landlord Training 2018

March 20, 2018

An informative workshop for rental property owners, property managers, and onsite managers.

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Housing in an Age-Friendly Community — Forum and Discussion on March 21

March 16, 2018

On Wednesday, March 21, from 2–4 p.m. at Center 50+, the City will host a panel discussion on Housing issues for Salem’s older adults.

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Housing and Urban Development Funds Help Low Income, Homeless, and Persons with Special Needs in Our Community

March 15, 2018

The Annual Action Plan describes how the City of Salem and the Salem/Keizer Consortium will spend the federal funds over a one-year period to help low- and moderate-income persons, the homeless, and persons with special needs in our community.

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Teen Short Story Contest Taking Entries through April 21

March 14, 2018

Short stories written by middle- and high-school-aged youth can win prizes in a Teen Short Story Contest coordinated by the Teen Scene at Salem Public Library. Stories can be fiction or non-fiction between 250 and 1,500 words.

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Largest Office Equipment Dealer in the United States Invests in Downtown Salem

March 13, 2018

Pacific Office Automation, the largest office equipment dealer in the United States, took advantage of a City grant program to renovate a downtown building and move staff to the new location.

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Final Riverfront Park Master Plan Update Community Meeting on April 24

March 13, 2018

On Tuesday, April 24, 6 p.m. at Pringle Community Hall, the City will hold the third of three community meeting on the Riverfront Park Master Plan update.

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City Survey Asks Residents for Their Ideas to Reduce Traffic Congestion in West Salem and Downtown

March 10, 2018

The Salem City Council Congestion Relief Task Force is asking the community for input and ideas to relieve traffic and congestion in west Salem and downtown through a short online survey.

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City of Salem Efforts to Reduce Homelessness

March 8, 2018

The City of Salem is actively working with partners to reduce hardships that lead to homelessness and to increase access to affordable housing.

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Second Downtown Homelessness Solutions Task Force Meeting March 6

March 5, 2018

On Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. in the Anderson Room at the Salem Public Library, the Downtown Homelessness Solutions Task Force will hold its second public meeting.

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What’s happening
Mar. 22
Writers Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
Escape Room-Style Challenge for Teens6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
Mar. 23
Cancelled - Congestion Relief Task Force Meeting 2 7:00 a.m.8:30 a.m.Traffic Control Conference Room
Civic Center 555 Liberty ST SE RM 325
Salem OR 97301
Toddler/Lapsit Storytime11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Salem Public Library
Tech Trek1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
Tinker Tech Time3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Room A
Salem Public Library
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