Calendar

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

Things to do
Apr. 14
Center 50+ Spring Makeover Event11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Join us for a fun Zoom event and door prizes! Presentations by Medical Center Eye Clinic: Dry, Itchy, Water Eyes - choose BlephEx. Selecting the Perfect Pair of Glasses for a New Spring Look. Presentation by Bella Rose Medi Spa: Skin Rejuvenation. $5 registration fee supports Center 50+ through Friends of Center 50+.

Phone: 503-588-6303

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North Neighbors (N2) Meeting11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.

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.

We meet every second Tuesday of each month. Locations vary.

Phone: 503-315-8924

Salem Human Rights Commission5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.YouTube

The City of Salem Human Rights Commission is a group of community members that promote social equity, respond to human rights concerns, and facilitate collaboration and partnerships to help each person fully experience the life of the city through removing discriminatory barriers.

Phone: 503-540-2371

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Apr. 15
Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar9:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Salem Public Library

Mientras la biblioteca está cerrada al público, comparte el amor de literatura con su familia viendo nuestras SPL Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar. Cada pequeño episodio, lanzado cada jueves, tiene canciones y rimas de algunos de nuestros libros favoritos. Tenemos muchas ganas de verlos en la biblioteca, pero mientras tanto, por favor disfruten de nuestros episodios de Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar desde la seguridad de su propia casa. Visita https://www.facebook.com/@CiudaddeSalemOregon o https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Apr. 16
Center 50+ class: Polymer Clay - Blending Clay Colors and Caning10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Learn to make a simple Skinner Blend using only 2 colors to create a Retro designed cane that can be used for all kinds of projects. We will make a small collage or pendant for our project.  Needed supplies are found on the registration page.

Cost: $ 14

Phone: 503-588-6303

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Bucket of Words: Teen Writing Group4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Our popular teen writing group is now meeting and writing together on monthly Zoom. Meetings include writing prompts for individual or group writing and optional time for sharing. New members are always welcome.

Sign up to get monthly notices about Bucket of Words. You will get the Zoom ID by email the day before each meeting.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Apr. 17
SPL Storytime at Home9:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Families are invited to join Youth Services staff online each week for stories, songs, and fingerplays. New online storytimes are published on the library's Facebook page using #splathome each Monday and Saturday in English and Thursday in Spanish.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Apr. 20
Breathing Basics - Center 50+ Health & Wellness class10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Breathing would seem to be the easiest, most basic human function, but breathing correctly takes practice. In this 1-hour ZOOM meeting, Certified Yoga Instructor Kaye Floyd will guide you through several breathing exercises designed to help you breath more efficiently, improve your blood flow and clear your mind. Leave this ZOOM meeting feeling refreshed and breathing easy.

Cost: $ 5

Presenter: Kaye Floyd, Certified Yoga Instructor

Phone: 503-588-6321

Center 50+ Presentation: Let's Talk Travel - Next Stop Germany1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Join amateur photographer Ed Peteros as he takes you to places in Germany and invites you to explore the splendor of little towns, century old churches and mystical castles along the Rhine River. Through his still photographs, scenic locations and remote landscapes come alive. This armchair travel ZOOM will not only be comfortable to view at home, but a fun new way to start planning your next trip! Click "Learn more" below to register online. Registration fee: $5.

Phone: 503-588-6303

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Apr. 21
Let's Talk Books! Virtual Book Club for Adults12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Sign up to receive the Zoom links to participate in the virtual book club! Copies of the eBooks are available in unlimited quantities on Library2Go (the Libby app).* Join us as we discuss the following books:

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21: Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller | On Zoom

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19: Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn | On Zoom

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 16: Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad | On Zoom

*OverDrive, the company behind the Oregon Digital Library Consortium's eBook platform Library2Go, has made some eBook titles available for unlimited checkouts through the middle of December 2021. If you're unsure how to download a library eBook through Library2Go, please email [email protected] for detailed instructions or call (503) 588-6315 and leave a message for a library staff member to call you back.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Books Please! Teen Book Discussions5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Each monthly meeting (on Zoom for now) includes trivia questions, talking about the book, and a chance to share ideas for more reading. Book themes will change three times a year, so many types of books will be included. We welcome anyone from one-time visitors to regular monthly participants.

The current theme - chosen by middle and high school readers - is Science Fiction/Dystopia:

5-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 - "Scythe" by Neal Shusterman;

5-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 - "Renegades" by Marissa Meyer

5-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 - "Steelheart" by Brandon Sanderson

Sign up to get a reminder and Zoom login information the day before each meeting.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Apr. 22
Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar9:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Salem Public Library

Mientras la biblioteca está cerrada al público, comparte el amor de literatura con su familia viendo nuestras SPL Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar. Cada pequeño episodio, lanzado cada jueves, tiene canciones y rimas de algunos de nuestros libros favoritos. Tenemos muchas ganas de verlos en la biblioteca, pero mientras tanto, por favor disfruten de nuestros episodios de Hora de Cuentos en el Hogar desde la seguridad de su propia casa. Visita https://www.facebook.com/@CiudaddeSalemOregon o https://www.facebook.com/spl.oregon/ #splathome

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Edgewater Partnership Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in the Edgewater District of West Salem. Please email [email protected] for Zoom meeting access.

Phone: 503-540-2303

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Earth Day Live Stream Event from Talewise1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Salem Public Library and Talewise presents: "Revenge of the Toxic Robot" a live streaming Earth Day mystery. A group of friends discovers an illegal dumpsite deep in the woods. When they investigate, they meet an eccentric robot powered by toxic sludge!

Kids in grades K - 5 are invited to explore the mystery and discover some exciting science concepts along the way! Sign up to receive a Zoom invitation.

Special note for teachers: In order for kids to participate in the questions and polls during the program, it is recommended that students in each household sign up to receive an individual Zoom invitation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Alzheimer's Education Session: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimers6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Two education programs presented by the Alzheimer's Association and hosted by Salem Public Library will be available in April via Zoom. Sign up now to receive the Zoom link by email the day before the session.

The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s - 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 22 on Zoom - This education program will help you recognize common signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in yourself and others and next steps to take, including how to talk to your doctor.

Dementia Dementia Conversations - 6-7 p.m. Thursday, April 29 on Zoom - If you know someone who is experiencing changes in memory, thinking, and behavior, this program will provide tips and strategies for difficult—but important—conversations about changes that may be related to dementia.

Phone: 503-588-6315