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Banned Books Week Celebrated at Salem Public Library

September 19, 2018

The Salem Public Library invites the community to celebrate Banned Books Week, Sept. 23-29, 2018.

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Plan Guiding Future Growth in Salem to be Updated by Citywide Project

September 19, 2018

The City has kicked off a project to update Salem’s long-term plan for growth and development. That plan, the Salem Area Comprehensive Plan, will shape how and where the city will grow in the future.

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Riverfront Dock and Wallace Marine Boat Ramp Closed September 22-23, 2018 for Rotary Multi-Sport Riverfest

September 18, 2018

Boat docks will be closed to accommodate the annual Rotary Multi-Sport Riverfest event on September 22-23.

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Community Invited to Participate in ‘Safer Crossings Program’ Development

September 17, 2018

In late September 2018, the City will seek community input and participation from Salem’s 18 neighborhood associations in a Project Advisory Committee to help develop a Safer Crossings Program.

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Salem Cultural, Historic Attractions and Events 2019-20 Grants Available

September 17, 2018

The City of Salem is accepting grant proposals from organizations that want to host historic, cultural, and tourism-related events in Salem.

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Water Advisory Report Suggests Specific Improvements to Salem Emergency Preparedness and Communications

September 14, 2018

A frank assessment of the City’s performance during the two water advisories this summer is now available. The third-party report gives a timeline of events, an assessment of what worked well, what did not, and lessons learned. It also includes recommendations such as bolstering communications resources and emergency preparedness operations.

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3rd Annual City of Salem Urban Stream Symposium - September 18, 2018

September 14, 2018

Learn how the City actively manages stormwater and the urban streams that flow through Salem.

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City of Salem Burn Ban Lifted

September 13, 2018

On September 13, 2018, the burn ban implemented on July 24, 2018 has been lifted. The burn ban was issued due to dry conditions and forecasted high temperature. Please contact the Salem Fire Department at 503-588-6245 for questions

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Riverfront Park master plan community meeting #3 to be held September 18, 2018

September 12, 2018

On Tuesday, September 18, from 6:00 -7:30 p.m. at Pringle Community Hall, 606 Church Street SE, City staff and project consultants will present the draft master plan for Riverfront Park .

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Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys Perform at Salem Public Library October 5

September 12, 2018

Pete Krebs and His Portland Playboys, a western swing sextet, will perform a free concert at Salem Public Library on October 5 at 7 p.m. in Loucks Auditorium. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors to the auditorium open at 6:30 p.m.

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What’s happening
Oct. 03
Storytimes at the LibraryChildren's Room
Salem Public Library
Oct. 04
North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board Meeting8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Writers Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
Full STEAM Ahead: Hour of Code for Kids4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Story Rooms A & B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
Grant Neighborhood Association Meeting6:15 p.m.8:15 p.m.Grant Community School
725 Market ST NE
Salem OR 97301
​Classic Poetry Group6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
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