Calendar

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

Things to do
Aug. 22
Edgewater Partnership Meeting12:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.Kingwood Bible Church
1125 Elm St NW
Salem OR 97304

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in the Edgewater District of West Salem. For more information, call City of Salem Neighborhood Services at 503-588-6207.

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

Create your own beaded bangle bracelet in an outdoor setting, under guidance of an experienced instructor. The plaza is located between JC penney and the Chemeketa Parkade. This class is also scheduled for September 12th at the same location.

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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Aug. 23
Cancelled - Tech Trek1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library

Drop in on any Friday to discuss your technology questions and computer conundrums with Salem Public Library’s talented technology center staff. Bring your own laptop, smartphone, tablet, or ereader.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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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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Bucket of Words: Teen Writing Group4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library

This group offers snacks, silliness, and writing support for aspiring teen authors. Each meeting includes a "quick write" prompt and sharing as well as the opportunity for peer critiques. New members are always welcome.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Cancelled - 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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Aug. 24
Cancelled - 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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Aug. 27
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Explore Acrylic Inks10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Enjoy expressing your creative side in an outdoor setting, with an experienced art instructor as your coach. The plaza is located between JC Penney and the Chemeketa Parkade.

Presenter: Stacie Clark

Phone: 503-588-6303

Cancelled - Free English Classes/Clases de inglés gratis2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Todos los niveles (estudiantes principiantes, intermedios y avanzados de inglés) pueden venir a esta clase gratuita de inglés ahora disponible semanalmente en la Biblioteca Pública de Salem. Sólo toma unos minutos para inscribirse. Asiste cuando pueda. Esta clase se enseña un instructor con experiencia de Industrias Goodwill. Disponible a través de una asociación con Industrias Goodwill y la Biblioteca Pública de Salem. All levels (beginning, intermediate, and advanced English students) are available at this free drop-in English class now available weekly at Salem Public Library. It only takes a few minutes to enroll. Attend when you can. This class is taught by an experienced instructor from Goodwill Industries. Available through a partnership with Goodwill Industries and Salem Public Library.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Cancelled - 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

    Learn more

Aug. 28
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Floral Arranging10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Wednesday Farmers Market
530 Chemeketa ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Learn to make beautiful flower arrangements with experienced instructor Maria Palacio. All supplies provided.

Presenter: Maria Palacio

Phone: 503-588-6303

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: Aquaman(PG-13; 143 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

Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Move 'n' Groove Fitness5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Come to the Amphitheater at Riverfront Park and have fun dancing and promoting wellness at the same time. Instructor Mai Dotran will teach you easy-to-follow dance steps in a supportive, positive environment. No experience necessary, all fitness levels welcome.

Presenter: Mai Dotran

Phone: 503-588-6303