Calendar

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

Things to do
Sep. 16
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Arts and Crafts10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Plaza in alley next to JC Penney
305 Liberty ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Have fun creating an art or craft project, guided by an experienced instructor. Projects will be at the teacher's discretion, and may include: Beginning Acrylic, Beginning Watercolor, Brush Lettering, or Painted Projects (such as rocks, wood ornaments, 3 x 3 canvas miniatures, tote bags, and decorative greeting cards).

Presenter: Brigitte Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Tai Chi Level 112:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Pringle Park
606 Church ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Start feeling the benefits of muscle relaxation, improved balance, enhanced fitness, improved flexibility and pain relief. An experienced Tai Chi instructor will be your guide. Students will meet the instructor at Pringle Hall, and then class will take place outdoors at a location in the park chosen by the instructor.

Presenter: Karen Johnson

Phone: 503-588-6303

Volunteer Recognition Event5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

2019 Volunteer Recognition Event

Phone: 503-540-2371

Sep. 17
South Salem Connect (SSC) Meeting12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Westminister Presbyterian Church 3737 Liberty Rd S

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in South Salem Neighborhoods. For more information, all Salem Leadership Foundation at 503-315-8924.

Phone: 503-315-8924

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Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Flexibility 10112:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Come to the amphitheater, have fun, and get fit with this free class!

Presenter: Breanna Oberfoell

Phone: 503-588-6303

Beyond the Books: Teen Book Discussion4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Teen Scene
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Middle and high school-aged youth who love books and love to talk about books are invited to share snacks and eye-opening discussions. New participants are always welcome. September book: "The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed their Lives" by Dashka Slater. Upcoming books and more information are available at the Teen Scene Desk.

Phone: 503-588-6315

The Salem Spanish Language Group6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Conference Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Meeting the first and third Tuesday of the month, this group is for anyone interested in the Spanish language. All levels are welcome.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Dying Well Series: End-of-Life Planning7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Community partners from Willamette Valley Hospice, Kaiser Permanente, Salem Health, and the Veteran's Administration discuss Advanced Directives, POLSTs, DNRs, and other key documents that give patients a voice in end-of-life and emergency decisions. Free and open to the public. This is the second in a three-part information series in September that also includes: Understanding Hospice and Palliative Care - 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 10 Oregon's Death with Dignity Law - 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 24

Phone: 503-588-6315

Constitution Week CommemorationSalem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Local members of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate Constitution Week, sharing information about this important document.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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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Sep. 18
Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Arts and Crafts10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Wednesday Farmers Market
530 Chemeketa ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Have fun creating an art or craft project, guided by an experienced instructor. Projects will be at the teacher's discretion, and may include: Beginning Acrylic, Beginning Watercolor, Brush Lettering, or Painted Projects (such as rocks, wood ornaments, 3 x 3 canvas miniatures, tote bags, and decorative greeting cards).

Presenter: Brigitte Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

Free "Pop-Up Downtown" Class: Photo-Walk and Photography11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Riverfront Park
500 Water ST NE
Salem OR 97301

Improve your picture taking! Enjoy this free photography class with instructor Madeline Alpert.

Presenter: Madeline Alpert

Phone: 503-588-6303

Books for Lunch: Adult Book Club12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Heritage Room (2nd floor)
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

September book: The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. New members are always welcome. Check out copies at the Floor 2 Ask Here Desk.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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

Scrabble Club5:45 p.m.8:30 p.m.Conference Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Weekly games are played by National Scrabble Association Tournament rules.

Phone: 503-364-7724

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