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Ok, who is Oregon’s current Poet Laureate? I thought so, scratch your head no more because WORDS is about to fill you in. On May 15, 2018, Governor Kate Brown named Kim Stafford the ninth Poet Laureate of Oregon. Stafford grew...

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October 2018

The Joe, Jim and Pedro Show

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Bush Barn Art Center, 600 Mission St. SE
Salem, OR 97302 United States
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Joe B. Milosevich, James R. White, and Pedro J. Palacios share an artistic and personal friendship of more than 15 years and counting. It is also remarkable that this motley crew ever crossed paths. The Joe, Jim, and Pedro Show highlights their individual journeys and collective histories through art and friendship. Their backgrounds are diverse: Joe B. Milosevich spent his formative years in central Illinois, James R. White was born in Portland, Oregon, and Pedro J. Palacios is a Mexican-American artist…

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Chad Robert Collofello: Interspatial

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Bush Barn Art Center, 600 Mission St. SE
Salem, OR 97302 United States
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“Relationships between people, space, and objects have always interested me,” says Chad Robert Collofello. A contemporary artist and educator, Chad is inspired by his life and the lives of his children. What results is work that is motivated by an inquiry of relationships, space, and connectivity, or lack thereof. Through his paintings he brings forward iconic visual images with a sophisticated nostalgic impact.   This exhibition is sponsored by Kraft Custom Construction.   Salem Art Association exhibitions are always free…

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Nature Art Exhibit: Birds of Oregon

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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On view August 9-November 29. Regular viewing hours are Tuesday-Thursday, from 12-5 pm. 
Eco Hub at the Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill Street SE
Salem, 97301
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Free

View the birds of Oregon through the eyes of Willamette Valley resident, avid birder, and talented painter, Jon Janosik. Inspired directly by nature, Janosik masterfully blends his portraits of birds and their natural landscapes. Janosik’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, including Japan’s Moji Art Gallery, Kobe Museum and Kirritappu Wetland Center, the British Museum in London, the Smithsonian, and Carnegie Museum. Janosik treasures the accessibility to “wildness” in Oregon, noting that there is enough subject matter…

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Tour the Veterinary Teaching Hospital – OSU150 Land Grant Festival

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Magruder Hall, 700 SW 30th Street
Corvallis, 97331
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Free

Tour the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. View the extensive collection of animal skeletons and the digital dissection table. Learn about the many different kinds of diagnostic imaging available for animals. See surgery suites, the intensive care unit, and the animal rehabilitation wing. Space is limited and reservations are required. The tour will take about an hour.  Please no cameras, food, or pets. The tours will leave on time –…

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Gallery Talk: “Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography”

October 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Located at: 700 State St.
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Enjoy free admission, and join one of our docents at 12:30 at The Hallie Ford Museum of Art on a complimentary guided gallery talk of the exhibition "Witness: Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography." Drawn from the vast collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, the exhibition explores issues of race, identity, and social justice in contemporary printmaking and photography from one of the legendary print collections in the United States. Organized by Portland, Oregon,…

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Suing the U.S. for Climate Action

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Willamette University Putnam Center, 900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
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Learn about the landmark climate change trial against the Trump Administration starting in Eugene in late October! 21 youth from around the U.S. are suing the federal government for violating their constitutional rights by failing to address climate change and actively worsening the climate crisis. Filed in 2015, Juliana v. U.S. has overcome many challenges with an “Atmospheric Trust Litigation” approach originated by University of Oregon Law Professor and speaker Mary Wood. Speaker Gordon Levitt and other legal experts with…

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Speak Up! Teen Book Group

October 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Salem Public Library (Salem, OR), 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Middle and high school-aged youth who love books and love to talk about books are invited to share snacks and eye-opening discussions. September book: "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter" by Erika L. Sanchez Upcoming books and more information are available at the Teen Scene Desk.

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Liberty House Tours

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Liberty House, 2685 4th Street NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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The tour is an up-close look at our child-friendly facility with a chance to hear from our staff about our work with children and families. In one hour, learn more about the issue of child abuse, how to be protective of children, and how Liberty House helps kids and families to be healthy and safe. An RSVP is required. Please call 503-540-0288 or email achristian@libertyhousecenter.org.

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Tuesday Gathering

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Sacred Space Spiritual Community, 2111 Front St. NE
Salem, 97301
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Join us weekly as we delve into discussions aimed at expanding  awareness and cultivating consciousness. Sacred Space Spiritual Community is an independent non-denominational new thought metaphysical center. We draw guidance to empower ourselves and live abundantly from Masters across a broad spectrum of traditions and practices. Our teachings often focus on direct practice, knowing that we are the creators of our own lives and as such can effect changes within our lives and our communities at large – as we…

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Tuesday Irish / Celtic Social Dance Class

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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This class repeats indefinitely on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
VFW Hall, 630 Hood St. NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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$5

Salem's Ceili (kay-lee) of the Valley Society proudly presents Irish / Celtic Social Dancing year round with ongoing Tuesday dance classes. Enjoy the fun and exercise of traditional Irish / Celtic Social Dancing (similar to contra & square dancing). THIS IS NOT RIVERDANCE! Only as aerobic as you want. No experience or partner is necessary. All ages welcome but 12+ preferred for classes. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome. Bring comfortable lace-up shoes and your water bottle. NOTE: No class between…

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Salem Progressive Film Series

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre, 191 High St. NE
Salem, 97301
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Documentary Anote's Ark at 7 Pm, followed by guest speaker and audience discussion. What happens when your nation is swallowed by the sea? With the harsh realities of climate change looming, the low-lying Pacific nation Kiribati must find a new solution for the survival of its people. Kiribati is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. With sweeping cinematography, Anote's Ark captures the next evolution in the…

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Live Band Lounge Karaoke

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Venti’s Cafe & Basement Bar, 325 Court Street Northeast
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Salem's unique interactive Karaoke experience. Sign up to sing any song with a live band. Hosted by Ronan Baker Nathan Olsen - Piano John Pounds - Bass YOU - Vocals

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Open Mic Night, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Taproot Lounge & Cafe, 356 State Street
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Open Mic stage is set for every FIRST and THIRD Tuesdays! Join us every 1st and 3rd Tuesday as Taproot hosts YOU! The stage is set to receive talents of all kinds: singer/songwriters, comedians, storytellers, poets--any and all are welcome to take the mic. Open to minors until 9:00 p.m., sign ups start at 7:00 or earlier. We are often still going late into the night (or early morning), so join us for good food, good drink, and great company!

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Weekly Social Dance

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
RJ Dance Studio, LLC, 317 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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An inexpensive Weekly Social Dance hosted by RJ Dance Studio, LLC. Only $5/person. Music is a mix of Ballroom, Latin, Club and various Swings. There is no lesson at the Tuesday Social Dance. You do NOT have to be a student of RJ Dance Studio, LLC to attend these dances. The dance is open to anyone who loves to dance or is looking to learn how to dance. The Social Dance is the perfect place to Just Watch and Ask…

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Audubon Reserve Work Parties

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Salem Audubon Natural Reserve, Edgewater Dr NW
Salem, OR 97304
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Audubon Reserve Work Parties Every Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM Attack invasives and help keep our Reserve looking great! BYO work gloves; tools provided or bring your favorites. Spring Activities: Plant, water and weed native flowers and shrubs, grub out invasive ivy, maintain & build trails, collect litter FREE! No background check required! On-the-job training! Possibilities for advancement! Coffee and conversation at McDonalds after. Call Lee Slattum at (503) 364-9325 with any questions Salem Audubon Nature Reserve Eola Drive,…

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