Category: Culture Picks

Oregon Humanities Conversation Project, Where Are You From? February 2 @ 7:00 pm

Exploring what makes us Oregonians. In 2015, Oregon’s population exceeded 4 million people. Not only are we growing in numbers, we are also changing demographically. Considering that Oregon has a history of racial exclusion, these changes prompt questions about Oregonians’ identity and values. Kerani Mitchell leads a conversation that asks: How can we create inclusive communities? As an East Indian adoptee who has spent most of her life in small Oregon towns, Kerani Mitchell is accustomed to questions about her citizenship and lineage. The constant questioning of her identity inspired Mitchell to obtain a BA in International Studies from Seattle University,...

Read More

Chemeketa’s Winter Writer: Eleanor Berry February 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 8:50 pm

On Tuesday, February 7, local writer and poet, Eleanor Berry, will be giving a reading and conducting a workshop as Chemeketa’s “Winter Writer.” The theme “Cycles of Life” is what the poster designers drew from their study of her poetry, but don’t think that the reading and workshop will be limited to plant poems, but will range much more broadly. The reading will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Chemeketa art gallery. It’s free and open to the public. The workshop will focus on what Berry is calling “Poetry as Deep Conversation”–conversation with fellow poets: our contemporaries, our elders, and our (chosen) ancestors....

Read More

BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour February 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Adventures Without Limits and REI as we host one night of the 2016/2017 World Tour featuring an exhilarating and provocative collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports. The adventure, excitement and inspiration of mountain stories await. One night only, experience the exhilarating beauty of mountain landscapes. Meet the world’s top adventurers. Listen to their stories. Relive their challenges. Reconnect with adventure. Help Adventures Without Limits make outdoor recreation accessible for all. Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is presented by National Geographic...

Read More

28th Annual Alternative Christmas Market

December 3 & 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Use your Christmas dollars to give twice – once to loved ones and once to someone in need – by buying gifts from agencies that provide tools, food, medications, education, livestock, and shelter for people here and abroad. The Alternative Christmas Market is an opportunity for shoppers to consider a gift to charity as an alternative to “stuff” for their loved ones (or in addition to). It is truly a gift to the world as several worldwide charities are participants. Local participating charities are: Habitat for Humanity, Congregations Helping People,...

Read More

The Book Bin Celebrates Indies First on Small Business Saturday

November 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm On November 26th, small business Saturday, the Book Bin will be celebrating Indies First day. On a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that help create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods, independent bookstores will host authors as honorary booksellers to celebrate Indies First, to help handsell their favorite titles, sign books, and give readings. The Book Bin will be hosting, Devon Monk, local UFO expert David Barker, and mystery Writers Carola Dunn and Bill Cameron. This event is free and open to all. • The Book Bin – Salem • 450...

Read More

spfs webadnov22212017

spfs webadnov22212017

sw-house-ad-for-web-donatepdffinal

sw-house-ad-for-web-donatepdffinal