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Community Invited to Free Fireworks Show in Riverfront Park July 4, 2019

June 21, 2019

On Thursday, July 4, at approximately 10 p.m., a volley of crackling lights will streak upwards, illuminating the night sky above Riverfront Park and mark the start of Salem’s annual fireworks show.

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Andy Wilch to Retire as Director of the Salem Housing Authority

June 19, 2019

The City of Salem today announced that after a decade of service, Andrew Wilch will retire as Director of the Salem Housing Authority.

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Make Music Day June 21

June 18, 2019

Come to downtown Salem on June 21, and listen to more than 142 musicians perform at more than 30 venues around Salem as part of a world-wide celebration of music and community.

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June 18, 2019 – Salem’s Water is Safe to Drink

June 18, 2019

Salem’s water continues to be clean and safe to drink according to test results from samples taken this morning.

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June 17, 2019 – Salem’s Water is Safe to Drink

June 17, 2019

Test results from samples taken this morning are in and they show that the water leaving the water treatment facility and entering Salem’s drinking water system is clean and safe to drink.

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June 16, 2019 – Salem’s Water is Safe to Drink

June 16, 2019

Salem's water treatment systems are working effectively and Salem's water is clean and safe to drink.

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Jun. 25
Lansing Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Capital Baptist Church
3000 Lansing AVE
Salem OR 97301

Regular Meeting

Agenda:

June 25, 2019

Phone: 503-540-2303

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This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Southeast Salem Neighborhood Association (SESNA)7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Capital Park Church
410 19th ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Regular meeting

Agenda:

June 25, 2019

Phone: 503-588-2303

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This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Jun. 26
Red Yarn - "Sharin' Space with the Critters" 11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Through energetic folk songs, engaging puppet routines & interactive storytelling, award-winning family performer Red Yarn & his lovable Critter puppets will help kids learn about respect, boundaries & safety in an inclusive community.  First come, first seated. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the show.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Red Yarn - "Sharin' Space with the Critters" 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Through energetic folk songs, engaging puppet routines & interactive storytelling, award-winning family performer Red Yarn & his lovable Critter puppets will help kids learn about respect, boundaries & safety in an inclusive community. First come, first seated. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the show.

Phone: 503+588-6315

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Literary Discussion Group1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Join other readers to discuss contemporary and classic literature. Free and open to the public.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Wednesdays with the Stars: Movies in Teen Scene3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

This week's movie: The Hate U Give(PG-13; 133 minutes; 2018) Teens are invited to kick back in Teen Scene and enjoy free weekly movies. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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