MEETING – Jungian Discussion Group. Personal/spiritual growth group discusses the use of myths and fairytales in Jungian framework. 6:30pm first Sunday of every month. Call for directions: 503.463.1137 or

April 2 – Monday
CLASS – Woodcarving. All levels of experience welcome. Mondays at 7pm. $5/class. Keizer Art Association 980 Chemawa Rd. Info: 503.390.3010

April 3 – Tuesday
LECTURE – Professor Paul Schiff Berman of the University of Connecticut
speaks on the topic of “Seeing Beyond the Limits of International Law.” 4pm. Free. Collins Legal Center Rm 218. Willamette University College of Law Speaker Series. Info: 503.370.6877

GALLERY TALK – Senior Art Majors Gallery Talks in conjunction with the
annual Senior Art Majors exhibition on display April 14 to May 13. Talks occur every Tuesday 12:30-1:30pm. Free. Info: 503.370.6855

SOCIAL DANCING – Every Tuesday. 1st and 3rd Tuesday is swing, 2nd Tuesday is Zydeco/Cajun and the 4th Tuesday is salsa/merengue. 7pm. Trinity Ballroom, Reed Opera House. 503.851.7682

QUILTING GROUP – Free. Tuesdays, 10am-2pm. Mission Mill Museum, 1313 Mill St. SE. 503.585.7012 or

April 4 – Wednesday
CLASS – “Introduction to Stained Glass” Four week class, Wednesday afternoons 1:30-4pm. $50+ supply list. Keizer Art Association 980 Chemawa Rd. Info: 503.390.3010

PEACE VIGIL – Sponsored by Salem Friends Meeting: Peace & Social Concerns Committee. All ages welcome. Wednesdays, 12-1pm. Corner of Chemeketa & Liberty St., Salem

OPEN STUDIO – Keizer Art Association. Wednesdays, 1-4pm. Free for members; $3/day or $10/month for non-members. Keizer Heritage Center, 980 Chemawa Rd., Keizer. 503.390.3010

April 5 – Thursday

READING – “An Evening with Martin Pousson.” Martin Rousson reads from “Sugar,” his book of poetry and his debut novel “No Place, Louisiana.”
7pm. Free. Hatfield Room, Hatfield Library Willamette University. Info: 503.370.6290

LECTURE – “Reconstructing a Temple and Altar at Sicilian Morgantina” Professor Barbara Barletta of the University of Florida speaks about Princeton University’s excavations at the Sicilian Greek site of Morgantina, which have yielded fragments of a temple and altar from 500 BC. 7:30pm. Free. Info: 503.370.6029

PANEL DISCUSSION – Sponsored by Salem Audubon Society. Discussion on the impact of Measure 37. Mitch Rohse, author of Land Use Planning in Oregon, Lane Shetterly, director of the Department of Land Conservation and Development and a representative of 1,000 Friends of Oregon will speak on topics related to how development could impact Ankeny Wildlife Refuge south of Salem. 7pm. Anderson Rm. Salem Public Library. Info: 503.588.7340

CLASS – “Matching Food and Wine” 6-9pm at the Oregon Garden through Chemeketa Community April 5, 12, 19, and 26. Students must be 21+ $153. Pre-registration required. Info:503.399.5139 or 503.589.7946

April 6 – Friday
CONFERENCE – “Standing Your Ground or Finding Common Ground:
The Tension Between Partisanship and Centrism” A panel of experts
will examine the tension between partisanship and centrism. Topicsinclude advocacy and settlement in legal disputes, ways to bridge the urban-rural divide in Oregon and the psychology of partisanship. 8:30am-4:15pm. $50. College of Law, Willamette University. Register by April 3: 503.370.6046

DANCE – Bliss Express is a a worldtechno-reggae-soul-R&B-trance-dance party. Every Friday 6-7pm, move and meditate to music from around the
world. No partner needed. Riverfront Dance, 241 State Street. $5 at the
door. Info: or 503.999.7650

DANCE – Irish Ceili lessons begin at 7pm; dancing 8-11pm. All ages. $7/$10/$27 (family max). VFW Hall 630 Hood St. NE. Info: 503.585.4542

SILVERTON FIRST FRIDAY – Celebration of Cultures in downtown Silverton.
Stroll the streets and see art, dance, poetry, food and other expressions of culture. 6:30-9pm. Info: 503.873.0405

PLANETARIUM SHOW – “On the Shoulders of Giants”: Success stories from the history of astronomy that highlight how people long ago explored their place in the universe. 7:30pm. Every Friday. $4/$3. Chemeketa Community College, Bldg. 2 Planetarium. Arrive early.

April 7 – Saturday
DANCE LESSONS – Beginning Ballroom, Country, and Latin Dance Lessons. Every Wednesday, 7-8pm. Dance party & potluck once a month. $8/person,$15/couple. Santiam Valley Grange, 1140 5th St., Lyons. 503.510.6723

CLASS – “Beginning Bonsai” Class includes plant, pot, book and instruction. 10am-2pm. $40/person if pre-registered. Terra Gardens Nursery & Bark 270 Cordon Rd. NE. Info: 503.581.0441

SPINNING GROUP – Free. First Saturday of each month, 9:30am-1:30pm. Mission Mill Museum, 1313 Mill St. SE. 503.585.7012 or

MARKET – Salem Public Market. Saturdays, 8:30am-1pm. 1240 Rural Ave. SE. 503.623.6605

YOUTH PROGRAM – Recreation program for kids 12 and over who have disabilities. Activities include kids’ swim, bowling and crafts. 1-4pm every Saturday. Gymnasium located at the Blind School next to Salem Hospital. Info: 503.930.6469

MEETING – Pet Loss Support Group 10-11am. Willamette Valley Humane Society 4246 Turner Rd SE

KIDS’ ACTIVITY – Egg hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny and crafts. 10-11:30am. OSL Church 1770 Baxter Rd. Info: 503.399.8601.

April 8 – Sunday

KIDS’ ACTIVITY – Egg hunt and feed the animals. 1-3pm. $10/family. Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, 7500 Wallace Rd. NW. Please no dogs! Info: 503.581.0122

DRUMMING CIRCLE – Second Sunday of every month, 1:30-4pm. $5 donation. HOME Center, 3892 Lancaster Dr. 503.566.8986 or

April 9 – Monday
CLASS – “Colored Pencil” Eight week class for all levels. Mondays 9am-12pm. $50+ supply list. Keizer Art Association 980 Chemawa Rd. Info: 503.390.3010

CLASS – “General Acrylics” Six week class. Mondays 1-4pm. $60+ supply list. Keizer Art Association 980 Chemawa Rd. Info: 503.390.3010

April 10 – Tuesday
DISCUSSION GROUP – Mindopeners Toastmasters of Salem. Every second and fourth Tuesday, 6:45pm. Heritage Rm, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE. 503.365.7533

MEETING – Silverton Arts Association. Second Tuesday of every month, 7pm. Silverton Art Center, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. 503.873.2480

MEETING – Salem Audubon Society Birders’ Night. 6:30pm. Carrier Room, First United Methodist Church, Salem. Info: 503.588.7340

April 11 – Wednesday
LECTURE – Chautauqua scholar Richard Etulain presents a slide-show/lecture on “The Magic West on Film,” about the changing nature of the Western movie, from the classics of “Shane” and “Stagecoach” to “Lone Star” and “Brokeback Mountain.” 12-1pm. Oregon State Library 250 Winter St. Rm 103. Part of the State Library Spring Lecture Series. Bring lunch. Info: 503.378.5024

April 12 – Friday
LECTURE – Ancient Glass Lecture: Richard Brockway director of Ancient Art International will present a slide show and lecture about ancient glass from his collection, considered one of the finest private collections of its kind. 7pm. Free. Roger Hull Lecture Hall, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University. Info: 503.370.6855

MEETING – Theology on Tap. A Catholic Journey through Scripture, Guest speaker: Randy Scott with St. Vincent de Paul Parish. 7-8:30pm. The Ram 515 12th St. SE

MEETING – Single Women’s Group. 6pm, second Thursday of every month. Salem Full Circle Counseling & Consulting. Pre-registration required. 503.588.2113

April 14 – Saturday
CLASS – Pond Construction and Care 10am-12pm. Free. Terra Gardens Nursery & Bark 270 Cordon Rd. NE. Info: 503.581.0441

EVENT – Bellies, Babies, & Beyond Resale Event for maternity thru teen 9am-12pm. Held at Salem First Baptist Church in the gym. Corner of Liberty St. & Marion St. in Downtown Salem (395 Marion St). 40 individual vendors under 1 roof, all selling consignment quality items at garage sale prices. Free parking, $2 admission, cash sales. Info: 503.769.2872

PROGRAM – Native Plant Garden Tour. 9am-12pm at various Salem locations. Info/locations: 503.363.7308

EVENT – Salem Public Library Foundation Donor Appreciation & Literacy Awards Dessert; 7-8:30 p.m. in Loucks Auditorium at Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE. Tickets: $15 for all seats, available from all Foundation Board members and through the Library Administration Office. Part of the Foundation Day 2007 celebration. Info: Salem Library or 503.588.6071

CLASS – Puppy Kindergarten. Covers the basic socialization, parenting skills and beginning behaviors required to develop a long lasting, happy relationship with your dog. Puppies must be fully vaccinated (proof required). $75 for 6-week session, Saturdays 10:30-11:30am at the Willamette Humane Society. Download registration form at Willamette Humane

KNITTING GROUP – Free. Second Saturday of each month, 9:30am-12:30pm. Mission Mill Museum, 1313 Mill St. SE. 503.585.7012,Mission Mill

FAMILY FUN SATURDAY – Family friendly crafts including quilting, drying apples, soap carving, bull whackers and more. Second Saturday of every month. Mission Mill Museum, Salem. 503.585.7012 or Mission Mill

April 17 – Tuesday

DRAMATIC READING – “The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain” Members of Salem Repertory Theatre present dramatic readings of Mark Twain, followed by special desserts from Bon Appetit. Fundraiser for the Friends of the Hatfield Library. 7pm. Tickets $20/reserve by April 12. Info: 503.370.6018

EVENT – Wildflower Identification Classes and Field Trip. Learn how to identify common flowers of forest, field, woodland and riparian areas in a 3-part program offered April 17, 19 and 21. Free. For times and to register: 503.391.4145

LIBRARY TOURS – Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Salem Public Library offered as part of National Library Week; 10:30am, 4pm and 7pm at the Central Library, 585 Liberty St. SE. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required at the Information/Reference Desk in person or by phone at 503.588.6052. Wednesday 18

April 18 – Wednesday

MEETING – Salem Audubon Society monthly meeting. 6:30pm. Carrier Room, First United Methodist Church. Info: 503.588.7340

MEETING – British Travel Fans: Commemoration of Scottish Tartan (see SM Top Ten) 7pm. Free. Salem Public Library. Info: 503.364.4410

April 19 – Thursday

CLASS – Kidzart “Claycraft for Kids.” Make a fish dish with raised scales. Open to kids ages 6-12. 4-5pm. $7/student. Keizer Art Association 980 Chemawa Rd. Info: 503.390.3010

CLASS – Beginning Birdwatching. Sponsored by Salem Audubon Society. Topics include tips on finding and watching birds and recognizing behavior and habitats. Subsequent classes are April 26, May 3 and May 10. Also includes two halfday field trips on April 29 and May 5. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Carrier Rm, First United Methodist Church at corner of Church and State St. $10/session. Info: 503.588.7340

FIELD TRIP – Salem Audubon Society field trip to Silverton area. 8am. Info: 503.364.6968

DANCE – Salem Dances Of Universal Peace. Circle dances using sacred phrases, chants, and music from spiritual traditions around the world. 7pm. Every third Thursday. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, corner of Cordon and Center St. 5090 Center Street NE. $5 donation. Info: 503.881.8253 or Salem_Dances_of_Universal_

April 20 – Friday

FUNDRAISER – “An Evening of Expressions”in conjunction with Chemeketa’s Demonstrations of flame-working and a silent auction to benefit student scholarships and program development. 5:30-9:30pm. Chemeketa Community College. Info: 503.365.4717

WORKSHOP – “The Transforming Power of Grief” Grief and loss expert Marilyn Cady takes you through a day of conversation, writing and experiences, and explores with you the potential for growth within the grief experience. 9am-5pm. Northwest Viticulture Center, West Salem. $120 cost includes a light breakfast, buffet lunch and evening wine and hors d’oeuvres. Info or to register: 503.399.5181

WORKSHOP – Streamside Gardening Workshop for Home-Owners. Learn about a variety of native trees, plants, planting techniques and weed control. 9:30am-4pm. $25/person. OSU Extension Office 3180 Center St. Info/Registration: 503.588.5302

April 21 – Saturday

CELEBRATION – 18th Annual Luau. Popular Hawaiian food dishes and a showcase of tropical themed dances. 5:30pm. $15/$17$10/$12. Cone Field House, Willamette University. Info: 503.370.6265

CLASS – Container Gardening 10am-12pm. Cost for materieals; call to register. Terra Gardens Nursery & Bark 270 Cordon Rd. NE. Info: 503.581.0441

CLASS – Patio & Pathway Pavers 10am-12pm. Free. Terra Gardens Nursery & Bark 270 Cordon Rd. NE. Info: 503.581.0441

EVENT – Tree Planting and Park Clean Up. 11am Main Street Park,Monmouth. Info: 503.751.0137

ART WORKSHOP – “Shape, Shadow and Color” Design approaches for visual artists. Learn methods for using reference photos and sketches,value planning composition, design principles, color palettes, and Photoshop. Open to artists in all twodimensional media and all levels of experience. 9am-4pm, bring a lunch. $80+ supply list. Keizer Art Association 980 Chemawa Rd. Registration info: 503.390.3010 Class info: or 541.461.4570

MEETING – Pet Loss Support Group 10-11am. Willamette Valley Humane Society 4246 Turner Rd SE

April 22 – Sunday

CLASS – Dog 101. Basic obedience training for dogs. 6-week class. $75 per dog/$50 for dog adopted from an animal shelter (proof of vaccinations and shelter adoption required). 6-week class, Sundays 9-10am; first class only begins at 8:30am. Download registration form at

April 24 – Thursday

LECTURE – Protecting our Sovereignty: A Matter of Public Perception” Wilma Mankiller visits as part of Willamette’s Indian Country Conversations series, a program designed to bring the university and community together in dialogue about matters of concern to American Indians. 7:30pm. Free. Cone Chapel, Willamette University.

PROGRAM – Mushrooming for Beginners Class and Field Trip. Learn how to identify common mushrooms in a 2-part class offered on April 24 & 28. For times and to register: 503.391.4145

April 27 – Friday

SHOW – 52nd Annual River of Gems – Rock & Gem Show, Presented by the Willamette Agate and Mineral Society. Dealers, display cases, demonstrators, silent auction and more. Polk County Fairgrounds. Runs to April 29. Info:

April 28 – Saturday

SHOW – Miss Marion-Polk Scholarship Pageant. A local preliminary for Miss
Oregon & Miss America. 7pm. Elsinore Theatre. 503.375.3574

CLASS – Hanging Basket 10am-12pm. $15; pre-register. Terra Gardens Nursery & Bark 270 Cordon Rd. NE. Info: 503.581.0441

CLASS – Sod & Seed 10am-12pm. Free.Terra Gardens Nursery & Bark 270
Cordon Rd. NE. Info: 503.581.0441

WORKSHOP – “Exploring the Landscape in Watercolors” Two part session 10:
30am-3:30pm Saturdays April 28 & May 12. $50/session or $80 for both. Supply list. Keizer Art Association 980 Chemawa Rd. Info: 503.390.3010

WORKSHOP – Expand your ideas and beliefs about money and what it can bring to your life. Learn simple, practical techniques for creating prosperity and cultivating the mindset for success. 1:30-4:30pm. 1777 Fabry Rd. SE. Info: phone : 503.586.3858

WORKSHOP – Wishweavers brainstorming and inspiration session. 1-4pm. $30/person. Indigo Wellness Center. Info: 503.581.2134

PRESENTATION – Learn how to become a massage therapist. 6:30pm. Oregon
School for Massage 2111 Front St. Info: 503.585.8912

WORKSHOP – “How to Live Practically Free on Absolutely Nothing.” 1-4pm. Trinity Lutheran Church 500 N Second St., Silverton. Info/registration:
503.874.9481 or

April 29 – Sunday

EVENT – Salem Audubon Society Birdathon begins. Continues through May 6. Info: Glen Lindeman, 503.364.6968

WORKSHOP – Woodcarving. All levels of experience welcome. 9am-3pm. $15/bring a lunch. Keizer Art Association 980 Chemawa Rd. Info:503.390.3010