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8/1/2018

"All!",

               The dog days of summer. That's what we're in. Most berries have been harvested, the fruit is ripening on many trees, and "All!" most people want to do is stay cool.
                 For many it's a burden to bear such weather! Some are homeless, some are unemployed, and some don't have the money to turn on the air conditioning or don't have air conditioning. Today at the DeMuniz Resource Center, Gordon Bergman of the Salem Alliance Church and I saw some of the people who will probably be most effected, inmates at the Marion County Jail. "Salem For All!" does some things, Salem Alliance as church does a lot for this group. But still it's really hard to see people who seem to be pretty good people who will be turned out into the streets, with no job, no shelter, no income and perhaps an addiction. What does society expect from them? Someday, I hope  "All!" the good people in "greater Salem", and there are a lot, come together and give these "under served" the "Opportunity" for a life suitable to the dignity of human beings.

                                             

"NEARBY NATURE" WALKS
RIVERFRONT FAMILY FEST 

Saturday, August 4 | 10:00 am-2:00 pm 
Riverfront Park | 200 Water St. NE Salem, OR 97301

Come visit us at Family Building Blocks' Riverfront Family Fest! We will be leading two, 30-minute Nearby Nature walks at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm for families attending the festival. Learn about the vast Willamette River and the plants and birds that live near the water. Stop by our booth on the west side of the park to enter to win a nature SWAG bag and to join us for a Nearby Nature walk! Learn more.

WILDFLOWER WALK
ANVIL LAKE & BLACK WOLF MEADOWS

Saturday, August 11 | 9:00 am-5:00 pm 
Mount Hood National Forest 
Anvil Lake Trailhead | FS Road 5800-160

Straub Environmental Center educators and members of the Willamette Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon will lead an all-day hike to view the wildflowers of Anvil Lake, passing through old-growth forest, the beautiful Black Wolf Meadows, and ending at a secluded lake. Discover moisture-loving wildflowers and taste wild huckleberries! Learn more

"NEARBY NATURE" WALK  
ENGLEWOOD FOREST FESTIVAL 

Saturday, August 11 | 11:00 am-6:00 pm 
Englewood Park | 1260 19th St. NE Salem, OR 97301 

Come visit us at the Englewood Forest Festival! We will be leading a series of 30-minute Nearby Nature walks at Noon, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm for families attending the festival. Learn about the park's Douglas-firs, Oregon white oaks, and visit the Englewood Garden. Stop by our booth to complete a fun nature art activity and to join us for a Nearby Nature walk! Hablamos españolLearn more

NATURE ART EXHIBIT 
BIRDS OF OREGON: PAINTINGS BY JON JANOSIK 

On view August 9 - November 29
Regular viewing hours Tues-Thurs, 12-5 pm
Eco Hub | 1313 Mill St. Salem, OR 97301 

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 worldwide, including The Smithsonian, the Carnegie Museum, Moji Art Gallery in Japan and the British Museum in London. Learn more

 STRAUB ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER, ECO HUB @ WILLAMETTE HERITAGE CENTER, 1313 MILL STREET SE, SUITE 107, SALEM, OREGON 97301

USA503-779-5227 INFO@STRAUBCENTER.ORG

 

Weekly Walks

Sundays

9:15 am:  LifeSource Natural Foods

Walk with Jennifer Carley, founder of Just Walk Salem. Meet on the front patio at LifeSource Natural Foods (2649 Commercial St. SE). From there, the group generally either walks the hills behind the store or goes through the historic Pioneer Cemetery, although it can also go to Bush Park or Clark Creek Park. The walk is usually about 2.5 miles and is paced to accommodate the people who show up. LifeSource rewards each walker with a free piece of fruit when they return from the walk.

 

Mondays

9:00 am:  Bush's Pasture Park

 

Choose from one or two figure-eight loops for a 1 mile or a 2 1/2 mile walk in Bush's Pasture Park (600 Mission St. SE). The park has bark and asphalt paths with some inclines and stairs. Water and restrooms are available. Meet at the playground at the southwest corner of the park across from St. Paul's Episcopal Church (near the intersection of High and Leffelle Sts.). Parking is available on Leffelle St. Rain or shine. (Walk leader: Ann)

9:30 am:  Judson Middle School area

Walk through the Faye Wright neighborhood near Judson Middle School. The group walks about 2 to 3 miles on flat ground with an occasional short hill. It takes them between 45 minutes to an hour. The walk goes rain or shine, but please call ahead (503-364-7021) to let them know that you're coming and get the address of the meeting point. (Walk leader: Barbara)

 

Tuesdays

10:00 am: Keizer Walk

Formerly known as Walk with a Firefighter, this is now our weekly Keizer Walk. Join us for a 45-minute family-friendly walk through Keizer Station. The 2-mile route is paved and flat and there is plenty of parking. Meet at Panera (6110 Keizer Station Blvd). Dogs and strollers welcome. The walk goes rain or shine. (Walk leaders:  Amber)

10:00 am:  West Salem Walk    

 

Meet in front of the West Salem branch of the Public Library (395 Glen Creek Rd. NW) and walk through Wallace Marine Park, across the Union St. railroad bridge, and back. This is a relatively flat, moderately-paced walk that takes about 45 minutes. (Walk leaders: Nancy and Suzanne)

More walks and events on the Just Walk Salem website.

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org            

 

7/25/2018

"All!",

It's been a wonderful week for "Salem For All!", many good things and , yes, a disappointment to keep us honest! It started last Thursday with a call from Sandra Burnett of the Salem Art Association! I learned from her that the SAA was offering free admission to the Salem Art Fair to individuals and families with the Oregon Trail Card. How wonderful and  compassionate, very Salem. Then Saturday I got and e-mail from my sister  telling me that the Times had an editorial in their on-line edition about Arts for All New York! The  New York Times editorial board supported Arts for All and were happy that  New York adopted the program. I was quite happy that Salem has had "Salem For All!" (Arts for All -Salem plus) for 6 years and where New York has 30 "Partners" (eg. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sugar Hill Children's Museum, Whitney Museum  etc.) "Salem For All!" has over 90 "Partners"!!! A link to the editorial in the Times is below. They use a library card for access to "Opportunities" where we use the Oregon Trail card. Then Monday the prodigal son returned, one of our Board Members, Jonathan Graf, who has been very  busy setting up a Human Services business stated he's starting to get time again  and will return. Jonathan has excellent insights into technology and the "under served"!

Then yesterday. The great, wonderful and compassionate people of the Salem Theatre Network and "Salem For All!" sponsored a performance of the Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales for "under served" people at the Keizer Cultural Center by Children's Educational Theatre. The kids were great and charming and some show much talent. Unfortunately, probably for reasons that are economic and cultural our focused advertising to the "under served" didn't bear much fruit in audience attendance. The "under served" are a hard group to reach. Many have issues in their lives or limitations that keep them for learning about or understanding the value of many cultural "Opportunities"! It was a first attempt and we've got great people working on it!!! We want to make "greater Salem"  a place where "All!" participate in meaningful and fulfilling experiences.
           

Thank you Lisa Joyce, Jay Gipson-King, and Robert Staulberg and the Keizer Cultural Center.

1. We remain in a summer website usage upswing again this year. For the first 24 days of July we've had 1,052 unique visitors and 2,075 vi

2. Many thanks to Deb VerMulm our data entry person for the great job she is doing for us!

Link to Saturday's New York Times editorial about Arts for All New York!!!

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/opinion/new-yorks-arts-for-all.html

                 

"Opportunities of the Week"

Harvests

Before signing up for a harvest, please be sure that you and each person signing up has registered previously on the Volunteers page. If you have already registered as a volunteer you do not have to do so again. Sign up each person separately for harvests. To sign up for a harvest, click on the 'Sign up for harvest' button. If the regular roster is full you can add your name to a waiting list.

If more harvest assistants are needed, you can agree to spend a half hour of your harvest time helping the harvest leader. If you assist, you will still have time to pick produce for yourself and to donate.

Sign up for harvests

Add name to
waiting list
Blueberries
Thursday July 26, 9:00am

Sign up to harvest and to help for a half hour

General location: Aurora
Crop sprayed? Yes

Total volunteers
needed

Number on
roster

Number on
waiting list

Total assistants
needed
Assistants
signed up

30
29
0
5
4

Blue Crop blueberries. 3 very long rows not visited by u-pickers at this farm. Well supervised children welcome. 

Please read all the way through the follow up email for new FSMA regulations that apply to all harvesters.

 
 
 
 
 

Add name to
waiting list
Blueberries
Friday July 27, 9:00am

 
General location: Aurora
Crop sprayed? No

Total volunteers
needed

Number on
roster

Number on
waiting list

Total assistants
needed
Assistants
signed up

15
15
9
4
4

Beautiful test blueberries. Parking is limited. Please carpool or drive a small car. Children 6 or older are welcome. 

The number of volunteers for this harvest may increase based on information gathered on Thursday afternoon. People on the wait list will fill any added spots. 

Please read all the way through the follow up email for new FSMA regulations that apply to all harvesters.

New feature: While you are waiting for new harvests to be posted, sign up for a new feature called My Salem Harvest page which will show all of your current signups, see harvest details and your complete harvest history. You will also be able to get on waiting lists without waiting for an email. To use this feature, you must first give yourself a password. Go to the Volunteer Update page to be sent a link where you can set the password and update your contact information. 
Total pounds rescued since 2010:
1,985,537

Year
Harvests
Pounds of food rescued

2018 (to date)
64
43,220

2017
175
367,131

2016
216
401,419

2015
201
417,675

2014
163
374,266

2013
91
104,338

2012
107
138,740

2011
50
89,413

2010
60
46,278

 

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity 
                          www.salemforall.org                         

 

 

7/23/2018

           

"All!",

 "Salem For All!" and the Salem Theatre Network will present a performance by the Children's Educational Theatre  of the  "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" at the Keizer Cultural Center tomorrow, 7/24/2018, at 2:00pm. Free admission to families with the Oregon Trail card on a first come first serve basis!                         

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                         

 

 

7/20/2018

"All!",
It was exciting to see that this year the Salem Art Association is offering free admission to the 69th Annual Art Fair and Festival with the Oregon Trail Card. We started a lot of that movement in Salem and it is catching on! These e-mails and our website are designed to get the word out to "under served" people that Salem cares and we have many meaningful and fulfilling things you can join in on!!!! Let people know!!!

We're working to make Salem a place where "All!" of us can have a home that is fun and fulfilling and no one has an empty life.

To that end yesterday I had a great meeting with Neal Spinler, the ED for YMA Inc. Oregon's great summer arts camp that meets at Willamette University.
Neal and I said it several times as we talked , "we're on the same page" about make great arts and cultural "Opportunities" available to kids from "All!" backgrounds. SFA! is proactive in that area and people like Neal and Sarah Tiedeman their former director shared the same vision.

"Salem For All!" is the interface for "All!" these great "Partners" who have much to offer people in the community. We want to be the one place people who are looking for a better life for they and  their families  turn to in "greater Salem".

Working to get Oregon's Foundations to recognize our value to the community and fund our projects. They're supportive.

Next Tuesday with be the free with Oregon Trail card performance of the "Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" at 2:00 pm at the Keizer Cultural Center. It really is excited to see who organizations are reaching out to the "under served" to help make their lives better.

Human service groups are starting to get interested in taking advantage of these "Opportunities" for their people too. That includes Bridgeway Recovery.

We at SFA! believe we  can make this resource very useful for people and our website continues to remain very popular each month.

 "Opportunities of the Week!"

 

     Salem Art Fair and Festival

July 20- July 22
 

Admission (Cash Only):

$5 Day
$10 Three-Day Pass
FREE 16 & Younger
FREE for All Ages 3-5 pm Sunday

FREE with Oregon Trail Card

 

Celebrate Oregon Playwrights and Northwest Culture as

We Continue Our 5th 3 x 33 Summer New Play Festival with..

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 

6/27/2018

"All!",

                  I attended Lewis and Clark College and one of my heroes was Poet for the Library of Congress, William Stafford. He taught there! So how thrilled do you think I was when Sunday evening I got an e-mail from the current Oregon Poet Laureate, Kim Stafford, his son and a great poet in his own right!. He has agreed to do a poetry reading with special emphasis for the "under served" with "Salem For All!" and the Stayton Public Library in November. How great is that!!! We've suggested the topic "how poetry and the process of poetry brings meaning and fulfillment into people's lives". It will be a memorable evening in Stayton ( "greater Salem")!

                   The crops are coming in this time of year. I picked a Royal Anne cherry off my cherry  tree today and am watching the apples form so we remembered that Salem Harvest is getting into full swing also. They've got some excellent "Opportunities" for people and families on local farms for fresh produce.

                 We're starting to work with Shelly Ehrenger of the City of Salem Urban Development Department to find ways to reach the "under served" members of the community. We hope to find ways to get our "Opportunities" to them so they can participate in  some of the wonderful and exciting things that take place in Salem.

                 We got an e-mail yesterday from the Regional Arts and Culture Council  in Portalnd where Jeff Hawthorne is the ED. They have a great page where people can submit "Opportunities" to our website. Our IT people, Lewis Designs, Salem,  are working on it.

               "Partner" YMA is about to kick into gear at Willamette University for a new summer! They offer scholarships to  "under served" kids and free performances at the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center during their season.

                 This week our associate Jack Tally at the DeMuniz Resource Center got a request for a 1/2 to 3/4 size violin for a young girl. We're using our contacts and have several possibilities for her! I bet "greater Salem" comes through.. If you know of a family that's outgrown a violin like this  contact us.

 "Opportunities of the Week!"

 

Free performances this summer at Willamette  and scholarships will be available again next year for "under served" kids.

Young Musicians & Artists: Summer Program Performances, Through July 18

Since 1965, Young Musicians & Artists (YMA) has provided a high-quality residential summer performing and visual arts program. Students who have completed grades 4 through 12 receive professional instruction in dance, instrumental music, photography, creative writing, piano, musical theatre, songwriting, composition, theatre, visual arts, and vocal music. The primary goals of the Young Musicians & Artists program are to provide excellent arts instruction, to expose students to first-class artistic work by professional artists, to foster a love and appreciation of creative expression, and to build confidence and self-esteem in young artists.

Performances for session 1 run June 23 through July 4. Session 2 performances run July 6 through July 18. For complete schedule of event dates and times visit YMA website.

Young Musicians & Artists

Willamette University
900 state Street
Salem, OR 97301

 

Our Mission

We are congregations practicing hospitality to standing together against homelessness and see lives changed; including our own.

Our Vision

Ensure that every kid in the mid-valley has a home.

Our Core Values

We strive to…

  • provide hospitality
  • see mutual transformation
  • encourage faith in action
  • increase security for families and congregations
  • create a sense of belonging
  • grow positive self-esteem
  • empower, not enable

Who we are

While the loss of a home is a tragedy for anyone, it’s especially devastating for families. Leaders in our community were shocked to learn in 1999 that over 1000 kids in our area were homeless. That heartbreaking number prompted the opening of Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network. We began as a grassroots effort by a few local faith congregations and we first began hosting families in May of 1999. Today, our mission has not changed. Over 2,000 volunteers are mobilized from the over 42 congregations in the mid-valley to provide emergency and short-term housing for homeless families with children. With your support, we alleviate homelessness by providing shelter, meals and compassionate assistance. Through our 2020 Strategic Plan, Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network will serve more families than ever before through emergency and long-term housing.

  • Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) serves only families who are homeless.
  • We serve a diverse array of family compensations. Individuals or couples  must be accompanied by their child(ren) under the age of 18. Parents entering the Network must consistently monitor their child(ren)’s behavior and activity.
  • Pregnant women will be considered on a space availability basis, with medical documentation of their pregnancy.
  • Families take responsibility for developing and then working a plan to move toward self-sufficiency with the input and help of the Family Case Manager.
  • Families are responsible to follow Salem IHN’s behavior guidelines.
  • No active alcohol/drug usage.  Past usage is on a case by case basis.
  • Each adult entering Salem IHN will consent to a criminal background check. Past convictions will be considered on a case by case basis.

Together with the volunteers, our hosting and supporting congregations are the backbone of the network. Hosting rotates weekly among the 18 host congregations in our network. In turn, each host congregation provides lodging, three meals daily, and hospitality. Support Congregations assist the Hosts.

Hosting Congregations

First Christian Church
Holy Cross Lutheran
Our Savior’s Lutheran
Queen of Peace Catholic Parish
St. Mark Lutheran
Trinity Covenant Church
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem
Westminster Presbyterian Church
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Parish
St. Edward Catholic Church
St. Edward’s Episcopal Church
Salem First Presbyterian Church
Salem First Free Methodist Church
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Joseph Catholic
First United Methodist Church
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Christ’s Church Monmouth

Call (503) 370-9752

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
           www.salemforall.org          

 

6/13/2018

 

"All!",

Yesterday we had a fine meeting with some of the staff of the Oregon Community Foundation at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg! Wonderful presentation, and we learned a lot about writing grants. Again, it was just one more example of the generosity Oregonians have for one another and the general desire of many to make our state a great place for us "All!"! An interesting note, the Oregon Community Foundation is one of the top 10 foundations of it's type in America.

 A great idea came out of yesterday's Board Meeting at the Governor's Cup! Why not work with Willamette U or Chemeketa CC students to make our website more user friendly. We've got an e-mail in to Ms. H Cheng head of the Computer Science Department at Willamette and we're working to get their ideas how we can make our website and "Opportunities" more interactive and user friendly for the "under served". Innovation was one of the themes of the OCF workshop yesterday, it would be great if we used modern technology to the max to reach "under served" people in new ways.

This Saturday is the Woodwind Play-In on the West Lawn of the Bush House Museum for 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. From 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm children will be invited to  bring their instruments to get musical pointers from the musicians.

We continue to work with City of Salem to prepare to submit a grant application. They too are great people!. Gretchen Bennett in the Mayor's Office has been an amazing help!

Tomorrow I'm  having a great meeting with Marcus Patterson of Bridgeway Recovery's Freedom House about the various "Opportunities" our community provides their people. Should be exciting. Tim Murphy at Bridgeway runs one of Oregon's 10 best Non-profits to work for and he's met the Dali Lama!

poem-a-day

Poem-a-Day is the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 200 new, previously unpublished poems by today’s talented poets each year. On weekdays, poems are accompanied by exclusive commentary by the poets. The series highlights classic poems on weekends. Launched in 2006, Poem-a-Day is now distributed via email, web, and social media to 350,000+ readers free of charge and is available for syndication. For more information about how to syndicate Poem-a-Day, contact poem-a-day@poets.org.poem-a-day

“I’d always wanted to write about my brushes with Dusty Springfield, a pop star of goddess-like proportions from my childhood. I started the poem in a notebook in September 2016 and for some reason set it aside, but it stayed in my mind. Over a year later I went back and picked it up again. I’m glad I did.”
—David Trinidad

Ode to Dusty Springfield

David Trinidad

What makes
a voice
distinct?
What special
quality
makes it
indelible?
Yours is plaintive,
as any singer
of torch songs
must be,
yet endowed
with confidence,
and fully
in command.
Deep and
resonant,
a bit husky
if you like.
A voice that rises—
or skyrockets,
rather—from
a wellspring
of pure emotion.
Manically
infatuated
in “I Only
Want to Be
with You.”
Desperate to
keep your
lover from
leaving in
“Stay Awhile.”
Despondent
in “I Just
Don’t Know
What to Do
with Myself”
and “You Don’t
Have to Say
You Love Me.”
All cried out
in “All Cried
Out.” But then
amazingly
on the rebound
in “Brand New Me.”

    Salem Audubon Society

Programs and field trips are open to the public.  Details are in the Audubon Society’s Newsletter See the Kestrel newsletter for details — click here.

Reservations requested. Please call Salem Audubon at (503) 588-7340. Leave your name and telephone number and state which workshop(s) you wish to attend or email Salem Audubon at laurie@salemaudubon.org. Walk-ins are welcome.

 

Tue, Jun 19, 7:00 AM -- Field Trip: Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Ankeny Hill Rd Overlook parking lot off of Ankeny Hill Rd. (Dolan, Unger and Stevens). 

Wed, Jun 20, 9 - 11 AM -- Audubon Reserve Work Party. Meet at Audubon Nature Reserve, Eola Drive, off Edgewater in West Salem.

Fri, Jun 22 -- Special Event: Birds and Wine at Baskett Slough NWR and Cherry Hill Winery. $50 per person includes lunch and wine tasting. Reservations required (Tim Johnson 503-507-8552). 

Tue, June 26, 9 AM -- SAS Short: Keizer Rapids Park. Meet at the far parking lot at the end of the road leading to the boat ramp.

Wed, Jun 27, 9 - 11 AM -- Audubon Reserve Work Party. Meet at Audubon Nature Reserve, Eola Drive, off Edgewater in West Salem

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 

 

6/13/2018

Salem For All!/Salem Art Association

Woodwind Play-In on the West Lawn of the Bush House Museum

June 16, 2018 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

From 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm children can bring their instruments for pointers from the musicians.
Oregon watercolor artist, poet and raconteur Paul Toews will be master  of ceremonies with original tales of Oregon Exploration! Mark Babson will play the violin. Teachers and students from local woodwind studios will be featured!
       
The theme is:  Explore History! Explore Art! Explore the Bush's Pasture Park!

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org             

6/6/2018

"All!",

              Over the last few years I've developed the hobby of making jams and cakes and entering them in the Oregon State Fair. I've won quite a few blue ribbons. It's fun...and, it helps you enjoy the spring, enjoy fresh produce, and visit farms. This year, I made Strawberry Creme de Banana Jam with left over Creme de Banana from some Bananas Foster I recently made. It came out good and has been great for sharing with neighbors. This week's "Opportunity", strawberry's at Salem Harvest, can take you a long way toward that type of fun!!! It's hard to beat fresh strawberries from local farms.

                Tuesday, we are going to the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg for and grants workshop with the Oregon Community Foundation. We are learning the grant writing process and rubbing elbows with some interesting people.

                 "Salem For All!" has a couple of very good events coming up serving those with less in "greater Salem". A Woodwind Play-In on the West Lawn of the Bush House Museum  Saturday June 16th. and performance of "The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales" at the Keizer Cultural Center  Tuesday July 24. It's free with the Oregon Trail card and great for families.

                  We have a Board Meeting this coming Tuesday June 12 at the Governor's Cup Coffee Shop. Somebody beat me to our usual room in the Salem Public Library this month. Fundraising is on the Agenda.

                    I'm meeting with Marcus Patterson of Bridgeway Recovery and his associates to discuss getting his people into meaningful and fulfilling events in the community.

                     As usual, a huge thanks to  Deb Vermulm for her excellent data entry work for us! Great job Deb!!!

                   
  "Opportunities of the Week!"

 

Salem Theatre Network and Salem for All are proud to present       
Children’s Educational Theatre’s 
The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (a play with music).
Based on the book by Jon Scieszka. Adapted by John Glore.
Produced by Special Arrangement with Playscripts, Inc (www.playscripts.com)

A brief opportunity to interact with the director and the cast will follow.

A perfect play for families with young children. Come to laugh and have a good time. 
 
WHEN: 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 24 (doors open at 1:30)
TICKETS: Free to any family with an Oregon Trail Card on a first-come, first-served basis.
WHERE: Keizer Cultural (formerly Heritage) Center, 980 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer, Oregon 97303
 
QUESTIONS? Email michael@salemforall.org

 

Harvests

Before signing up for a harvest, please be sure that you and each person signing up has registered previously on the Volunteers page. If you have already registered as a volunteer you do not have to do so again. Sign up each person separately for harvests. To sign up for a harvest, click on the 'Sign up for harvest' button. If the regular roster is full you can add your name to a waiting list.

If more harvest assistants are needed, you can agree to spend a half hour of your harvest time helping the harvest leader. If you assist, you will still have time to pick produce for yourself and to donate.

Sign up for harvests

Add name to
waiting list
Strawberries
Thursday June 7, 9:00am

 
General location: Aurora
Crop sprayed? Yes

Total volunteers
needed

Number on
roster

Number on
waiting list

Total assistants
needed
Assistants
signed up

20
20
9
3
3

More Strawberries! Limited parked so carpooling is highly encouraged. 

Please read the email sent to you after getting on the harvest roster for new federal regulations we will be following.

 
 
 
 
 

 

New feature: While you are waiting for new harvests to be posted, sign up for a new feature called My Salem Harvest page which will show all of your current signups, see harvest details and your complete harvest history. You will also be able to get on waiting lists without waiting for an email. To use this feature, you must first give yourself a password. Go to the Volunteer Update page to be sent a link where you can set the password and update your contact information. 
Total pounds rescued since 2010:
1,948,932

Year
Harvests
Pounds of food rescued

2018 (to date)
11
8,158

2017
175
367,131

2016
216
401,419

2015
201
417,675

2014
163
374,266

2013
91
104,338

2012
107
138,740

2011
50
89,413

2010
60
46,278

 

Salem Art Association

 

Woodwind Play-In on the West Lawn of the Bush House Museum June 16, 2018 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. From 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm children can bring their instruments for pointers from the musicians. Oregon watercolor artist, poet and raconteur Paul Toews will be master  of ceremonies with original tales of Oregon Exploration. Mark Babson will play the violin.
       
 The theme is:  Explore History! Explore Art! Explore the Bush's Pasture Park!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                         

 

 

6/4/2018

"All!",
              "Salem For All!" has an excellent new "Partner"- the employment service -
Indeed,  with jobs and other employment "Opportunities" available in "greater Salem"!! It will be on the website soon!!!!

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                         

 

 

5/30/2018

"All!",

              "Salem For All!" is a charity in "greater Salem" that is working to be a useful resource for our community's "under served" people. With our "Partners" we are working to provide "Opportunities" that make people's lives better. From theatre, to poetry, to grocery deals, to places for exercise, to discounted tickets to the symphony, to places where people can get fresh produce. We offer a wide array of "Opportunities" that people can pursue.

             This week we met Shelly Ehrenger of the City of Salem, who  has many contacts in the community that benefit the "under served" . We are working to unite them in our common cause to help people have better lives in Salem. Shelly agreed with Board Member Jonathan Graf that a mobile app would be a fine resource for the "under served" to access our website. We are looking for grants to help make this happen.

              We say hello this week to Marcus Patterson, one of Tim Murphy's fine people at Bridgeway Recovery. Marcus is the men's recreation person and exactly the kind of  person we like working with that will help us develop "Opportunities" to meet their people's needs. Bridgeway's women with also be involved soon.

                Mark Babson, SFA! Board Member and musician, is gathering musicians for a June 16 "Salem For All!" Woodwind Play-In on the West Lawn of the Bush House Museum. For the last half hour of the Play-In children will be invited to bring their instruments for pointers from the musicians. The event is Exploration Day, the theme "Explore History! Explore the Arts! Explore Bush's Pasture Park!". Paul Toews will be the MC with original storytelling or poetry and Ross Sutherland of the Salem Art Association will provide the guidance. This may be the first classical music concert for some of these families.

                  June 12th we are going to the Chehelam Cultural Center in Newberg for a grants workshop with the Oregon Community Foundation. Thank you Jenn Columbus! We know that Board Treasurer Nick Reed will be able to step up to the plate and prepare the required final statements on his QuickBooks.

                   Finally, a huge thanks to Gretchen Bennett, aide extraordinaire to Mayor Chuck Bennett, and the Mayor himself  for all the excellent and wonderful help they've given us!!!! I knew that about Salem! ... but since working with the Mayor's Office that has become very clear!

"Opportunities of the Week!"

     Salem Harvest

          This is an example from their website of the type of crops that are available.
 

Before signing up for a harvest, please be sure that you and each person signing up has registered previously on the Volunteers page. If you have already registered as a volunteer you do not have to do so again. Sign up each person separately for harvests. To sign up for a harvest, click on the 'Sign up for harvest' button. If the regular roster is full you can add your name to a waiting list.

If more harvest assistants are needed, you can agree to spend a half hour of your harvest time helping the harvest leader. If you assist, you will still have time to pick produce for yourself and to donate.

Sign up for harvests

Signup to
harvest
Strawberries
Thursday May 31, 9:00am

Sign up to harvest and to help for a half hour

General location: St Paul - South
Crop sprayed? no information

Total volunteers
needed

Number on
roster

Number on
waiting list

Total assistants
needed
Assistants
signed up

20
11
0
3
1

Strawberries! Big, beautiful, tasty and organic! Limited parked so carpooling is highly encouraged. 

Please read the email sent to you after getting on the harvest roster for new federal regulations we will be following.

 
 
 
 
 

Add name to
waiting list
Strawberries
Friday June 1, 9:00am

Sign up to harvest and to help for a half hour

General location: St Paul - South
Crop sprayed? no information

Total volunteers
needed

Number on
roster

Number on
waiting list

Total assistants
needed
Assistants
signed up

20
17
0
3
0

Strawberries! Big, beautiful, tasty and organic! Limited parked so carpooling is highly encouraged. 

Please choose either the Friday or Saturday harvest, but not both. Please read the email sent to you after getting on the harvest roster for new federal regulations we will be following.

     http://www.salemharvest.org/index.php

Marion/Polk Foodshare

Community Gardens

Community gardens grow healthy food and help develop strong neighborhoods. Gardening can be an enriching experience to help families and individuals learn sustainable practices, understand their local climate and support their own food supply.

Community gardens do much more than just grow fresh, healthy produce. They bring people together across age, experiences, as well as cultural and economic barriers. They unify neighborhoods, improve our health and add beauty to our environment.

Marion-Polk Food Share supports a network of more than 60 gardens in Marion and Polk counties, including gardens with plots that are available for rent.

 

Find a Garden

If you would like to grow food at a community garden, first, find the nearest public garden here.

Contact the garden coordinator listed next to that garden, they will help you get set up. You may also contact our Community Gardens team, listed below, to assist you in finding a plot.

Grow a Garden

Seed Exchange – Join us for our annual garden event held every March. Gardeners bring seeds, share seeds, receive seeds. Bringing seeds in not required and the event is free! It’s a great kick-off to the spring season.

Seed to Supper – We offer a free 6-six week gardening education course to low-income individuals and families late in the winter season each year. To learn more, click on this page or view the curriculum.

Support a Garden(s)

Donate 

Funds – There are many needs and you can support gardens which low-income individual and families use to supplement their grocery budget and provide healthy food for themselves.

Supplies – The following is a list of the most needed items:

Plant starts

Seeds

Tools

Lumber

Landscaping materials

Small machinery

Volunteer

Get involved by using your time and skills.

We need support with large projects which are great for groups.

Hauling wood chips or soil

Building new garden beds

Planting large crops

Long-term volunteers are also vital to support:

Soil health

Watering

Weeding

Educational projects

 
 

 

“Poetry helps me to describe the ineffable, the seen and unseen, and the heartbreak of living. Poetry is a medium that is closest to our hearts and it can give voice to those who have been denied a voice.”
—Marilyn Chin, Academy of American Poets Chancellor

https://www.poets.org/

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                        

 

 

5/24/2018

"All!",

          May is a beautiful month in Oregon, there "All!" kinds of excellent things to do. "Salem For All!" hopes to work within the community to make that possible for "All!" people. We have a couple of great free events lined up in our community for summer, too. A Woodwind Play-In June 16 on the West Lawn of the Bush House Museum. With Ross Sutherland and the Salem Art Association and then in July, a wonderful and educational performance by the Children's Educational Theate of "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" (with music). We're working to get books of "The Stinky Cheese" Man" and have the ushers make them available on request to people who have an interest in learning how a book is turn into a play. This may be the first time some members of the audience and their families have seen a play!!!

          We're developing a great "Partnership" between the Children's Education Theatre, Salem Theatre Network, "Salem For All!"  and the Pentacle Theatre. What a welcoming, inspiring, and engaging spirit we are developing among these groups for Salem. Our first goal is make people feel like they are cared for by the community. Second is, introduce the to theatre and music! Third, make culture possible for them.

         Many thanks to the people involved in this project and "All!" the great people in "greater Salem" who are working so diligently to make things happen!

         The SFA! Board is meeting in the Mayor's Office Friday morning to discuss how "Salem for All" and the City can empower "under served" people in our community!

          SFA! is thrilled to develop a "Partnership" with the Academy of American Poets. Thank you Emily Dickinson!
We will soon have listings of their Poem of the Day, National Poetry Calendar and Teach this Poem Program. The Teach this Poem Program won the 2018 National Book Foundations Innovations in Reading Prize, and is suppose to be doing amazing work.
          Last but not least, we found an excellent program for inmates from West Virginia, The Appalachian Prison Literature Project that we passed on to Jack Tally of the DeMuniz Resource Center. Their doing fine work their al      

Opportunitie's of the Week
               

FREE Kids Night Vouchers
Select Monday home games are Kids Nights at Volcanoes Stadium! All kids 12 & under can request a FREE ticket voucher, redeemable for a free General Admission ticket.
* Required

See the Volcanoes website and soon the "Salem For All!" website for details.

              

Willamette University Theatre Department

Theatre 33 is holding auditions next Sunday, June 3rd, at M. Lee Pelton Playhouse (our on-campus theatre building). Theatre 33 is a company that aims to help Oregonian writers workshop brand new plays. If you're part of the Salem/Portland community, check out the event page to find out how to sign up for an audition!

This "Partner" is listed on the "Salem For All!" website.

 

programs

The Academy of American Poets supports American poets and fosters the appreciation of contemporary poetry by producing Poets.orgPoem-a-DayNational Poetry MonthAmerican Poets magazine for members, and a wide-range of Materials for Teachers. In addition, the organization curates an annual fall conversation series between poets and artists in other disciplines; the Blaney lecture on contemporary poetry and poetics; Poetry & the Creative Mind, a reading at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall; Poets Forum, a weekend-long series of events that feature the poets who serve as Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets; and by administering the American Poets Prizes—a suite of eight major awards that range from a first-book prize to a lifetime-achievement award—and nearly two hundred College Prizes at schools across the country.  

The Academy of American Poets programs include Poets.org (the largest publicly-supported site for poets and poetry on the web), Poem-a-Day (a daily digital publication featuring new poems by contemporary poets), National Poetry Month (the largest literary celebration in the world), National Poem in Your Pocket Day, the American Poets Prizes (a collection of some of the most generous prizes for poets), Poets Forum, "American Poets" magazine, educational initiatives, readings and events, and more.

In addition, since 1934, the Academy of American Poets has awarded more money to poets than any other organization. For more information please visit www.poets.org.

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 

5/17/2018

 "All!", 
Great, exciting and fun new "Partner" for "Salem For All!" the Academy of American Poets!!!

On our website we will list, the Teach This Poem program, which just won the 2018 National Book Foundations Innovations in Reading Prize. The Poem of the Day! And their National Poetry Calendar.

As Walt Whitman said:

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.   

https://www.poets.org/

 

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann - Executive Director
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

5/16/2018

   

 "All!",
                How exciting,  theatre in the summer in local community parks. That's what we are developing with "Salem For All!", the Pentacle Theatre,  Children's Educational Theatre, and Chemeketa Theatre. How about a night at the "Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales" (with music). "Salem For All!" will provide the publicity and community engagement. It gives me an idea from my dear Uncle Joe who went to Williams College, home to  the Williamstown Theater Festival, a great regional event in New England, It would be great if "All!" the cultural arts organizations in Salem stage an event or two each summer in "under served" neighborhood parks or open their doors in  some special way so Salem has a fun summer for "All!". I don't see why not, our town has many fine organizations and much to offer. "Salem For All!" wants to unite the two!!!!

                 And don't say Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett won't help! He and his staff Gretchen Bennett are doing a great job promoting "Salem For All!" and our mission. This week he wrote a fine letter of Recommendation to  Foundations SFA! is apply for grants to. It was very well written and made me want to work harder to be a Salemite!

                 We're trying to build and excellent and useful resource for our community's "under served". We're adding the Events Calendar from All Classical 89.9 in Portland to our website. Working to develop an relationship with the Academy of American Poets to add their  Teach This Poem program to our website. It's a great "Opportunity" to learn a weekly poem, with "All!" kinds of great supplemental information. It just won the 2018 Innovations in Reading Prize from the National Book Foundation.

                  Talked to dear friend at he Charles and Martha Brown Event Center this week, Carol Zeloske, their doing "All!" of great things in Stayton ("greater Salem").

 

"Opportunities of the Week!"

   All Classical 89.9

 great "Opportunity" for young people

       Applications for All Classical Portland’s Youth Roving Reporters program are now open and we wanted you to be the first to know. Youth Roving Reporters is a free arts journalism mentorship that is open to Oregon and SW Washington youth, ages 15-21. Through this innovative and educational program All Classical Portland on-air hosts will mentor selected Youth Roving Reporters, providing them with guidance and insight on what it is to be a broadcaster and arts leader in their community.
 
Youth Roving Reporters will:
– Get free tickets to an arts event
– Interview the artists/musicians
– Learn how to edit the interview
– Develop creative writing skills
– Hear their interview play on-air
 
Program Duration: 9 months (September 2018 - May 2019)
Applications Open: May 14 - June 22
 
We would love your help in spreading the word! Do you know a young person who may be interested in this opportunity? If so, could you pass this along to them? Thank you for all that you do for the youth in our community!

 

Salem Concert Band

A Program celebrating the human spirit, featuring the U.S. première of the the film “1805 – A Town’s Tale” presented in German with English subtitles with a score by Otto M Schwarz,  featuring our guest soloist, Caius Oprea.  Mr. Oprea will also be featured on the Theme from “Schindler’s List” and “The Story of Anne Frank” by Otto M Schwarz.   The program will include “La Mezquita De Córdoba (The Mosque at Córdoba)” by Julie Giroux and “Finest Hour!” by Stephen Melillo.

Caius Oprea

Violin Soloist
The Salem Concert Band is thrilled to have Caius Oprea join us for this program as our featured violin soloist. Caius Oprea was born in Romania. At 15, after winning an international competition in Italy, he defected to the US. He studied at Juilliard and  Portland State University. He was concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra of South Africa, the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jena Philharmonie as well as the Hanover State Opera in Germany. He has toured Africa, Europe, Asia and North America with various orchestras and has collaborated with the likes of  Perlman, Domingo, Menuhin,  Zukerman, and Bell to name but a few. Currently he is concertmaster of the Festival Chorale Orchestra and enjoys performing chamber music and teaching. In his free time he enjoys sports cars and is passionate about skiing.

                Discounts with the Oregon Trail card!

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 

 

4/25/2018

"All!"
              Very exciting  and busy week with "Salem For All!". We're following up with our meeting with the Mayor this Friday with another meeting in his office with his staff. How exciting! We have an "Opportunity for a grant from the Samuel S. Johnson Foundation. And we've got "All!" kinds of interesting projects going on with many, many "Partners" around the community.
                We're working to establish a program for this summer with the Salem/Keizer Volcanoes. Coordinating with the Jeff Hawthorne of the Regional Arts and Culture Council and learning what works with new and "under served" audiences in Denver from the Wallace Foundation!

And, Chemeketa Community College is starting up plays again!!
Whew!!! I'm taking a  spring break so this is a bit late and short.

Opportunities

 

Chemeketa Theatre 

Hello Salem! Please join us for this low-cost theatre event at Chemeketa Theatre! Chemeketa's first play in six years: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. Tickets are just $1-$6 (roll a dice and see what you get!) May 11-18. Follow the event for full details! https://www.facebook.com/events/2029360877391202/

Salem Youth Symphony

The Youth Symphony is the premier group of Salem Youth Symphonies. The orchestra‘s repertoire includes the staples of symphonic literature. With an age limit of 21, our musicians come from home schools, private schools, public schools and community colleges in the greater Salem area. A good percentage of our students also distinguish themselves as participants in Oregon All State, MENC All Northwest, Salem Keizer Honor groups, District and State Solo Contest and our area’s concerto competitions including the Connie Fritz Memorial and the Wiscarson Competition. Besides performing with the orchestra, musicians have opportunities to perform in community service for other arts organizations such as the Oregon Symphony in Salem and the Salem Chamber Orchestra. -Mr. Garrett

 

Salem Youth Symphony provides four levels of orchestral experience geared for youth throughout age twenty-one:
 
The Mozart Players is a non-audition, preparatory string group conducted by Rachael Anderson and Deborah Ward.

The Amadeus Players is a mid-level string ensemble conducted by Deborah Ward.

Philharmonia is a full symphony orchestra (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion) conducted by Jon Harris-Clippinger and Mac Mayer.

Youth Symphony is the advanced full symphony orchestra conducted by Jon Harris-Clippinger and Héctor Agüero.

Participation provides young musicians with opportunities to advance their musical experience by:
-building their repertoire of orchestral works
-performing in a full symphony orchestra
-sharing music with the community
-enhancing confidence, self-esteem and discipline
-refining skills with sectional coaches who are professional musicians

"I am constantly in awe of the talent and dedication of our musicians in every group. I am grateful that these young artists, students, athletes, volunteers, and friends give of their time and energy to pursue making music together. Their passion is infectious and keeps me coming back for more every week.”
—Jon Harris-Clippinger, conductor

The Salem Youth Symphony Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers an exceptional musical experience to dedicated young musicians through 21 years old from Salem-Keizer and the surrounding communities. During the 2016-2017 season we have just over 200 musicians from 40 different schools in various communities. Quality of musicianship and attention to detail are stressed in the weekly rehearsals, culminating in concerts in which the joy of performing music of the great composers is shared with the audience. 

Salem For All! Discount-  18 and over with the Oregon Trail card- $5.00 each , two per person.

Salem Youth Symphony

Call (503) 485-2244

 

  Just Walk Salem

http://justwalksalem.com

Weekly Walk Events

It’s a great day to walk with your neighbors!

Note: although the walks happen each week, there’s no weekly commitment or registration required, and you don’t have to live in the neighborhood to participate. Feel free to drop in and Just Walk! Keep in mind that for safety reasons, we request that walk leaders do not go out unless there are at least two other walkers. All walks are free.

This symbol means that dogs are welcome as walking partners! All dogs should be friendly, leashed, and up-to-date on shots for the safety of walkers and other dogs.

Click here to view our calendar on Meetup.com, and click here for a printable version of the schedule.

Sundays

12:15 pm:  LifeSource Natural Foods

Walk with Jennifer Carley, founder of Just Walk Salem. Meet on the front patio at LifeSource Natural Foods (2649 Commercial St. SE). From there, the group will either walk the hills behind the store or go through the historic Pioneer Cemetery. LifeSource rewards each walker with a free piece of fruit when they return from the walk.

Mondays

9:00 am:  Bush’s Pasture Park

Choose from one or two figure-eight loops for a 1 mile or a 2 1/2 mile walk in Bush’s Pasture Park (600 Mission St. SE). The park has bark and asphalt paths with some inclines and stairs. Water and restrooms are available. Meet at the southwest corner near the playground. Parking is available on Leffelle St. Rain or shine. (Walk leader: Ann)

9:30 am:  Judson Middle School area

Walk through the Faye Wright neighborhood from Judson Middle School (4512 Jones Rd. SE). The group walks about 2 to 3 miles on flat ground with an occasional short hill. It takes them between 45 minutes to an hour. The walk goes rain or shine, but please call ahead (503-364-7021) to let them know that you’re coming. (Walk leader: Barbara)

Tuesdays

5:30 am:  Early Bird Walk from Bryan Johnston Park

Calling all morning people! Meet at Bryan Johnston Park (located at 400 Mildred Lane SE) to jump-start your day and maybe even see the sunrise on a 2-mile paved loop around the park and Creekside Golf Course. The route takes about 30-45 minutes, depending upon the group’s pace. There is parking along Mildred Lane. The neighborhood is hilly, so wear your cross-trainers! Note: the group will not walk if it is raining. (Walk leader: Anne)

10:00 am:  Walk with a Firefighter in Keizer **canceled Nov. 24**

Join staff from the Keizer Fire District for a 45-minute family-friendly walk through Keizer Station. The route is paved and flat and there is plenty of parking–there’s even coffee available! Meet at Panera (6110 Keizer Station Blvd). Dogs and strollers welcome. The walk goes rain or shine. (Walk leader: Anne-Marie)

11:00 am:  West Salem Walk

Walk from the West Salem branch of the Public Library (395 Glen Creek Rd. NW) through Wallace Marine Park, across the Union St. railroad bridge, and back. This is a relatively flat, moderately-paced walk that takes about 45 minutes. (Walk leader: Nancy)

5:30 pm:  Pringle Creek Community Walk

Meet at Painters Hall (3911 Village Center Dr SE) and walk the grounds of the sustainably-designed Pringle Creek Community for about 45 minutes. This is a flat and easy walk, and the group goes rain or shine. (Walk leader: Sue)

Wednesdays

9:00 am:  Walk with a City Councilor at Minto-Brown Island Park

Walk with Warren Bednarz, City Councilor for Ward 7. Meet at the off-leash dog area parking lot inside Minto-Brown (2200 Minto Island Rd. SW). The group walks a 2/3 mile loop at least once. There is water available for both people and dogs. (Walk leaders: Warren and Pat)

9:00 am:  Downtown Walk with 350 Salem

Meet at the plaza on the west side of the Salem-Keizer Transit Center on High Street between Chemeketa and Court (click here for a map) and enjoy a 45-minute walk downtown with environmental group 350 Salem. The group will go to Riverfront Park, make a loop around the carousel, and then follow Pringle Creek for a short ways before returning to the Transit Center, for a total of about 1.75 miles. There is an option to continue on to the Wednesday downtown farmers’ market, which is just a block away. (Walk leader: Ray and Roberta)

11:00 am:  West Salem Walk

Walk from the West Salem branch of the Public Library (395 Glen Creek Rd. NW) through Wallace Marine Park, across the Union St. railroad bridge, and back. This is a relatively flat, moderately-paced walk that takes about 45 minutes. (Walk leader: Nancy)

7:00 pm:  Rock Ridge Neighborhood Walk

Meet at the flagpole in front of Pringle Elementary (5500 Reed Ln. SE) and walk to Lee Elementary and back (about two miles roundtrip, or 45 minutes at a brisk pace). The walk takes you through two parks, Wes Bennett and Woodscape. The route is almost entirely paved, with a short portion on bark dust/grass, and includes some rolling hills. (Walk leader: Don)

Thursdays

9:30 am:  Judson Middle School

Walk through the Faye Wright neighborhood from Judson Middle School (4512 Jones Rd. SE). The group walks about 2 to 3 miles on flat ground with an occasional short hill. It takes them between 45 minutes to an hour. The walk goes rain or shine, but please call ahead (503-364-7021) to let them know that you’re coming. (Walk leader: Barbara)

11:00 am:  West Salem Walk       **canceled Nov. 26th**

Walk from the West Salem branch of the Public Library (395 Glen Creek Rd. NW) through Wallace Marine Park, across the Union St. railroad bridge, and back. This is a relatively flat, moderately-paced walk that takes about 45 minutes. (Walk leader: Nancy)

12:15 pm:  LifeSource Natural Foods

Meet on the store’s front patio at 2649 Commercial St. SE. From there, the group will either walk the hills behind the store or go through the historic Pioneer Cemetery. LifeSource rewards each walker with a free piece of fruit when they return from the walk. (Walk leaders: Jim, Rob, and Jaylene)

 

Saturdays

8:30 am:  Saturday Downtown Walk

Start the weekend with a Saturday morning walk in downtown Salem! Meet at the First Christian Church (685 Marion St. NE). The group generally goes across the Union St. pedestrian bridge and through Riverfront Park before returning to the church by 9:30 a.m.–a distance of about 2.5 miles. Other options include Bush’s Pasture Park, the State Capitol, the Saturday farmers’ market, and Wallace Marine Park. If it’s raining, the group can choose to stay indoors and stroll the elevated walkways in the Salem Center mall. (Walk leaders: Dena and Sandi)

9:00 am:  Walk with the Chemeketans at Minto-Brown Island Park

Meet at the last parking lot (2200 Minto Island Rd. SW). The walk is a moderate-paced, easy 3-4 mile route. For more information about the Chemeketans, visit www.chemeketans.org. (Walk leader: Laura)

9:30 am:  Judson Middle School

Walk through the Faye Wright neighborhood from Judson Middle School (4512 Jones Rd. SE). The group walks about 2 to 3 miles on flat ground with an occasional short hill. It takes them between 45 minutes to an hour. The walk goes rain or shine, but please call ahead (503-364-7021) to let them know that you’re coming. (Walk leader: Barbara).

“Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 

 

4/18/2018

"All!",

                Last Friday morning at 8:30 am, the Board of Directors  of "Salem For All!" met Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett. It was one of those those  things in the early history of an organization that you might call transformational . First of  "All!" it was very exciting to meet the Mayor. It was exciting and wonderful that he liked what we were doing! Then he offered us some "Partnering" "Opportunities" with resources in the City. How exciting is that. For a young organization that gives us a great deal of credibility. We're a non-partisan, non-profit, and totally public benefit organization,   but still to be endorsed by the leader of a mid-sized community like Salem is a major compliment and help!!!

                 In about 5 days we've been rethinking much about what we are doing. "All!" for the better! Thank you Mayor Bennett.

                 One of the things that emerged was that we want to make our website something like a "Williams Sonoma catalog" for our community's "under served"! If possible we would like to make the website a valued and fun thing that "under served" people can turn to to improve the quality of their lives. Our website statistics remain strong, but we want to be innovated and we know there is much more that can be done as to how we use technology.

                  "All!so" we remain a community project! The staff of "Salem For All!" is in many ways and advocate with our "Partners" who do many other things too, beside serving the less fortunate. We want to give this group a loud voice in what kind of "Opportunities" take place in "greater Salem"! After "All!"  the "under served" by one measure is about 1/3 of the regions population.

                  We hope to "capitalize" or should I say "do the most" with these "Opportunities". It's amazing the difference only one hour can make to a non-profit.

                  We made contact with Jeff Hawthorne of the Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland. They  have the skill and knowledge that brings "All!" kinds of "Opportunities" to Portland's "under served". One of the first areas we want to put Jeff's knowledge to use is the new "Partnership" with Jay Gipson- King and the Salem Theatre Network. The question is how is theatre presented to the "under served" members of the community so they can find real value to their  lives in such an experience even though they are not a traditional theatre audience and may bring different types of experiences to the "Opportunity" !

                  We "All!so" made contact with the Oregon Community Foundation! We're starting a conversation with them. In many ways "Salem For All!" is becoming a catalyst in the "greater Salem" area that is asking questions like "how can the community let the "under served" know they are cared for and valued", and "what "Opportunities" can be developed to improve the "under served" experience in the community" ! This is an ongoing conversation that can last forever!!!!

                                          1. Thanks to Deb VerMulm for her fine work on the website.

                                           2. Thanks to the Board for their continued efforts to build an organization that benefits Salem's "under served".     

" Opportunities of the Week!" 

       

       Salem Audubon Society

  • Sun, Apr 22, 7:00 AM -- Field Trip: Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at Ankeny Hill Rd Overlook parking lot off of Ankeny Hill Rd. (Dolan, Unger and Stevens). Note new start time.
  • Wed, Apr 25, 9:00-11:00 AM -- Audubon Reserve Work Party (Lee Slattum) -- Eola Drive, off Edgewater, in West Salem.
  • Apr 27-29 -- Field Trip: Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival, Hoquiam, WA (Glen Lindeman)
  • Mon, Apr 30, 5:30 PM -- Field Trip: SAS SHORT at Fairview Wetlands (Mike Unger). Meet at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife parking lot, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem.

Contact Us

338 Hawthorne Ave NE

Salem, Oregon 97301

Phone: 503.588.7340

Email: info@salemaudubon.org    

 

Habitat for Humanity

 

Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley has been serving the community since 1991, working in concert with volunteers, donors, and partner families to build decent, affordable homes. To date, our affiliate has built more than 85 homes, housing more than 400 individuals- including over 300 children.

Habitat for Humanity's ReStore accepts donated goods and building materials for resale to the public, providing an environmentally and socailly responsible way to keep materials out of the waste stream while providing funding for Habitat’s community improvement work.

 

Heroes With Heart

Habitat for Humanity builds homes and hope for veterans and active military in the Mid-Willamette Valley.

JOIN US!

Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to serve on the Heroes with Heart Committee and participate in construction.

To donate to this program or for more information please email  scott@salemhabitat.org

Volunteer opportunities are available in these areas:

Office

Reception and special projects

ReStore

Donation pickup, stocking, and customer service

Committees

Construction

Volunteer to help build a home!!!

1220 12th St SE

Salem, OR 97302

Mailing Address:

4676 Commercial St. #332 SE

Salem, OR 97302

Bush House Museum

http://salemart.org/programs/bush-house-museum

Located in Bush’s Pasture Park, the Bush House Museum is Salem’s 19th century time capsule. The Museum offers tours to the public and preserves and interprets the heritage of the Bush House and Bush’s Pasture Park to illuminate Oregon history and culture associated with the lives and legacy of Salem’s Bush Family. Featuring many iconic 19th century furnishings, this once technologically advanced home also contains much of its original furnishings and decor. As the comfortable home of a Bush family member until 1953, the Bush House Museum continues to welcome Salem visitors of all ages throughout the year. While in Bush’s Pasture Park, visitors can also explore the recently restored 1882 Conservatory, the second oldest in the west, and the Bush Barn Art Center. The 90 acre park also features walking trails, a civic rose garden and several children’s play areas

The Salem Art Association hosts many fun events throughout the year which encourage community engagement with the arts. A list of upcoming events can be found below. Come and be a part of Salem’s vibrant and growing arts scene!

69TH ANNUAL SALEM ART FAIR & FESTIVAL
Friday-Saturday, July 20-21 | 10 am-7 pm

Sunday, July 22 | 10 am-5 pm

$5 Day

$10 Three Day Pass

FREE for children 12 & younger

FREE for everyone on Sunday, July 23 from 3-5 pm

Bush’s Pasture Park | 600 Mission St. SE
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. 

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10 am-5 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from Noon-5 pm.

Tickets

Purchase at the Bush Barn Art Center
$6           Adults
$5           Seniors (62+)
$4           Students (16+)
$3           Youth (6–15)
Free        Children 6 & Younger
Free        SAA Members
Free        Oregon Trail Card Families
Free        Active Military & Families

$1 Discounts
AAA Members
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Time Traveler Members
U.S. Military Veterans

*Please call 503-363-4714 in advance to schedule group, school or private tours.

GUIDED TOURS

January-February

Saturday-Sunday | 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm

Thursday-Friday | Afternoons With Prior Reservation (contact Ross Sutherland at 503-363-4714 or ross@SalemArt.org)

March-December

Wednesday-Sunday | 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm

All tours are docent led and are 45 minutes in length.

Closed Christmas Day-New Year’s Day

Many Thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity

   

 

 

4/11/2018

"All!",
 A very exciting new "Partner" that may bring a huge impact to the arts in "greater Salem"! Salem Theatre Network !!!!
 

Many thanks!
Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 

 

4/11/2018

"All!",

                    We had a wonderful meeting with the public yesterday at the Marion County Support Services Fair. Many people were interested and we used up "All!" the English language brochures we brought. Saw many friends and wonderful people!

               Friday is our meeting with Mayor Chuck Bennett. How exciting! We are preparing our presentation for him and are working to  determine what we really want to get from this  meeting. It would be great to bring the Mayor into the "Salem For All!" camp! If not that then some of this great contacts or even some resources would be a big win. It's such an art working to persuade civic leaders to come to your side.

                Had an interesting conversation with Jay Gipson King of the Salem Theatre Network. We discussed ways of bringing theatre to "under served" people in the community. Part of this might incorporate the Children's Educational Theatre and the Aumsville Community Theatre for events in the summer. Jay told me about Shakespeare in the Market at the Salem Saturday Market we're working to get the times on our website before Saturday.

               At the Board Meeting yesterday we reviewed the fundraising letter written by Treasurer Nick Reed. Very good, we will add some testimonials we've received from users of the website. That and the strong  monthly web statistics should prove that we are helping many people have more meaning and fulfillment in their lives in "greater Salem".

              As for our web statistics in March we engaged an average of 26 unique visitors a day to the website.
                      
                                     1. This summer we hope to have a few weeks where "Salem For All!" does community outreach. This might  center around the work with the Salem Theatre Network!

                                    2. Spring is here and it's good to remember SFA! had many agricultural "Partners" like Marion/Polk Foodshare and Salem Harvest that have community gardens available and also will provide leftover farm crops. See our website www.salemforall.org , Food. It's been said people who eat green vegetables are more positive about their lives!

 

Opportunities Of The Week

 

Camerata Musica
free concert

Willamette University
Faculty and Students Ensemble

2:30 PM, Sunday, April 29

Artists:

Dan Rouslin - violin

Jean-David Coen - piano

Willamette String Quartet, a student group

Willamette Woodwind Quartet, a student group

Quintet: Dan Rouslin, Jean-David Coen, and three students

Program:

String Quartet by Edvard Grieg

Three pieces for woodwind quartet by Eugene Bozza

The "Trout" Quintet by Franz Schubert

 
This is the ninth and last concert of the 2017-2018 season.

Professors Rouslin and Coen have been mainstays of the Willamette University Music Department for years, and are highly regarded throughout the musical world. They have often performed together. For example, they traveled to Mexico on a faculty exchange program at the University of Vera Cruz in April, 2017. The Willamette students are very fortunate to be able to share the Trout performance with Professors Rouslin and Coen, and we are fortunate to hear the result!

This is also the concert that benefits the scholarship program administered by the Musicians Union that provides private music lessons for students who otherwise could not afford them. Camerata Musica joined in 2014 with Dan Rouslin and Rev. Rick Davis in sponsoring these scholarship concerts; Rouslin and Davis had initiated these concerts several years earlier.

Several dozen students have benefitted from these scholarships. We hope to introduce some of the scholarship recipients at our concert. Our normal honorarium for the musicians goes to the scholarship fund, and any contributions made to our "violin case" in the lobby at that concert also go to the fund.

        Concert in the Louck's Auditorium Salem Public Library

 

To feed hungry families by harvesting food
that would go to waste.

With more than 3,000 registered volunteers, Salem Harvest is one of the largest volunteer-powered harvesting organizations in the state. The non-profit, grassroots organization connects farmers and backyard growers with volunteer pickers to harvest fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste. The group was established in January 2010 and is currently managed by an Executive Director and a five-member board of directors.

Here’s how it works

Many commercial growers and private homeowners have trees, bushes, vines or entire orchards and fields that produce more fresh fruit or vegetables than they can harvest. We invite them to register their crops online. Donations are tax deductible. Some growers are eligible for a 15% tax credit.

Working closely with growers, volunteer leaders organize harvests to gather the fresh produce. Volunteer pickers sign up online, checking off a liability waiver that protects crop owners.

At least half of each harvest is delivered to Marion-Polk Food Share or its affiliated food pantries. Harvest volunteers may take home the remainder for children or homeless, unemployed, elderly or low-income individuals.

We all benefit

Harvests offer an opportunity for families to work together in the outdoors, meet local farmers and gain a better understanding of where our food comes from. In a state with the highest rate of childhood hunger in the nation, harvests offer local growers a compassionate alternative to letting their crops go to waste and provide low-income families a way to gain self-sufficiency. Parents have an opportunity to teach their children to care for others.

The act of giving empowers.

Meet new friends

Harvests pull together a broad cross-section of the community representing diverse socioeconomic levels and ethnic groups. Hundreds of individuals primarily interested in sustainable lifestyles work alongside people who struggle with job loss and other economic challenges. Children are welcome at most harvests.

Make a Gift

There are many ways to donate. Consider making a tax-deductible gift to Salem Harvest. Contact Elise for more information.

Spring is here!!! Soon there will be fresh produce in the fields.
Salem Harvest enables people to pick leftover crops!

 

 

Brushes And Blessings

Every Saturday

11-2pm

1 Kid paints free with a paying adult!

This is a fun event and perfect for any date with the little.

Come have fun and make Shotskis on Saturday your entertainment destination.

(808) 343-3270
Grayhawk Ct NW (174.32 mi)

Salem, Oregon 97304
http://www.brushesandblessings.net/

Many thanks!
Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 

4/6/2018

"All!",

 "Salem For All!" has a great new "Partner" that provides college prep "Opportunities" to "under served" members of the community!

Willamette Academy is a college access program at Willamette University that serves students by providing additional support outside of school through mentoring, tutoring, monthly Saturday sessions and a summer camp.

We serve Salem-Keizer School District 8th- through 12th-graders from populations that are historically underrepresented in higher education: low-income, people of color, recent immigrants or first-generation college students.

In addition, we help our students overcome issues such as a lack of knowledge about high school requirements and unfamiliarity with the college application and financial aid processes.

By cultivating in our students both a love of learning and confidence, we guide them on a path to a four-year college or university of their choice — and a brighter future.

http://willamette.edu/community/academy/

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org             

 

4/6/2018

 "All!",
              What a powerful and moving experience I had today. When giving our monthly presentation to the inmates at the county jail a few of the inmates said they would be released and turned out in to the cold world with nothing!!! One was already homeless and his clothes had be stolen That is one of the worst things to endure that I can imagine. He looked like a decent person, no worse than anyone I sit in Church with on Sunday. It called to mind some of the terrible things you used to hear taking place in the totolitarian countries during the Cold War. This is in Salem in the 21st century!

               What can society expect to happen to such a person? It made me pray!!!!

               On  a related and more hopeful note. I attended meeting yesterday at the County Health and Human Services Department. Those people are working to  find solutions to some such dilemmas. That is encouraging, and is a real source of hope for those people. "Greater Salem" has many heroes who are doing amazing things to help people. It is interesting and promising to watch what will take place.

                One of those heroes Jack Tally of the DeMuniz Resource Center told me of three emotions long know to spiritual leaders and recently rediscovered by science that make people better able to succeed. They are three emotional qualities.

1. Gratitude

2. Perseverance

3. Compassion

               When people practice these qualities they are more likely to succeed and be happier with what they're doing and in their lives. One of my heroes St. Hugh of Grenoble practiced these things in France in the 8th century! It's interesting that  science is starting to confirm this!!!! Thanks Jack Tally!

                "Salem For All!" has a wonderful new "Partner" Willamette Academy! We will formally send out and e-mail tomorrow. It is a community tutoring program for "under served " kids In the Salem/Keizer School District that gives them the skills that enables  them to succeed in college. They will be listed on our website.

1. Saw the e-bulletin boards at the Marion County Health and Human Services Department. The look very good!!!

2. Web statistics remain strong. 

3. Board Meeting next Tuesday, April 10, in Room 218, the Conference Room on the Main Floor of the Salem Public Library.

         

          "Opportunities of the Week!"
 
                    
              Theatre 33 is proud to announce our 2018 season, our best to date, and ask for your support to continue our extraordinary mission of helping Oregon/NW playwrights develop their new plays 

 

To make theatre more accessible to youth and lower income patrons, admission to our summer shows is donation based.

This means contributions from the community are more important and valued. 

     

 

SATURDAY Market

April 7 thru Oct 27 -- 9 am to 3 pm
ABOUT
The 2018 season marks 20th Anniversary of the Salem Saturday Market. Takes place at the State of Oregon Green Lot located on the corner of Summer & Marion Streets and just 1 block north of the State Capital Mall. Over 150 vendors providing handmade, handcrafted or homegrown products... sharing the fresh bounty and local products from the Mid-Willamette Valley.
Explore. Discover. Experience.

Special events throughout the season include:  Shakespeare at the Market, Teen Chopped Competition, Power of Produce (POP) Kids Club, Food Demonstrations and so much more!

 

 

     Salem Youth Symphony

The Youth Symphony is the premier group of Salem Youth Symphonies. The orchestra‘s repertoire includes the staples of symphonic literature. With an age limit of 21, our musicians come from home schools, private schools, public schools and community colleges in the greater Salem area. A good percentage of our students also distinguish themselves as participants in Oregon All State, MENC All Northwest, Salem Keizer Honor groups, District and State Solo Contest and our area’s concerto competitions including the Connie Fritz Memorial and the Wiscarson Competition. Besides performing with the orchestra, musicians have opportunities to perform in community service for other arts organizations such as the Oregon Symphony in Salem and the Salem Chamber Orchestra. -Mr. Garrett

Salem For All! Discount -  18 and over with the Oregon Trail card- $5.00 each , two per person.
Children under 18 free!

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                  

 

3/28/2018

"All!",

                 The Board of "Salem For All!" was thrilled when Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett stood by his invitation for the "Salem For All!" team to meet with him in his office in City Hall. Thanks to his assistant Lynda Rose we are scheduled for a visit with him  in mid-April. How exciting! It would be great if Mayor Bennett, does like so many other Salemites have, and finds a way to contribute to our project. No matter exposure helps, and I've met the Mayor and know the visit will be a pleasure.

                     SFA! has a new "Partner", the Salem Youth Symphony! It's one of "greater Salem's' oldest community organizations and dates back to something like 1954. It's "Allmost!" as old in Salem as the Pentacle Theatre.
Concerts for those 18 and younger are free and I believe we will have the $5 discounts for those with the Oregon Trail card who attend and are over 18 years old.

                      Our website remains popular with 1,202 visits so far in March. Some of those visits are repeat and the number of unique (different people) visitors is 633 still very respectable. 

                       Had a phone conversation with Jay Gipson-King, executive director, of the Salem Theatre Network. It sounds like their are some possibly amazing and exciting "Opportunities" that could come from that discussion. I'm very excited and we will keep our readers informed.

                         "Salem For All!" is discussing internally how we can work with "All!" our "Partners" to develop "Opportunities' for our community's "under served"
                     

 Oregon Zoo

http://www.oregonzoo.org/zoo-all

 

 

As of Sept. 1, 2017, Oregon Zoo is offering discounted admission for Oregon and Washington individuals and families who qualify for a variety of income assistance programs. 

     Just bring your Oregon or Washington photo ID and any documentation showing that you participate in any of the following programs, and you are eligible to buy up to 6 tickets for $5 each. If you ride MAX to the zoo and show proof of fare (monthly pass, individual tickets or annual pass), you'll receive an additional $1.50 off admission for each person. 

Eligible programs:

Oregon Trail carWashington Quest Card

Medicaid/CHIP Section 8

WIC - eWIC card Free/reduced school lunch TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Head Start Foster home certificate

 

Zoo For All is based on Oregon's Regional Arts & Culture Council's popular Arts For All program, which allows Oregon Trail card-holders to purchase tickets to many arts and culture events throughout the region for $5. 

Enjoy the Oregon Zoo for a fraction of the cost with $5 admission per person.

 

Camerata Musica 

Free Concert 
2:30pm

Loucks Auditorium Salem Public Library

We have two concerts in April, to finish our 2017-18 season.  First, on April 8, we host the Crown City String Quartet.  You may remember that they gave us a fine concert in February 2015.  Their concert this time will include a MozartDivertimento, Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 18 no. 1, and the always popular Dvorak "American" Quartet
 
The Crown City String Quartet has been the premier group featured in the High Desert Chamber Music Series in Central Oregon since their debut in the organization’s inaugural concert.  Founded in 2007, their performances have been praised as "sublime" and "simply moving and spectacular".  Based in the Crown City; Pasadena, California, the members have worked together in the Motion Picture and TV recording studios and are current and former members and principal players of some of Southern California's most renowned music organizations, including the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, and the San Diego Symphony and San Diego Chamber Orchestra.  They are regularly featured at a number of chamber music series in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest.The musicians are Isabelle LaForet Senger, Kevin Kumar, Carrie Holzman-Little, and Dane Little.

The second concert, on April 29, includes faculty and students of Willamette University.  Their program includes the String Quartet by Edvard Grieg, played by the Willamette String Quartet, a student group.  That will be followed by three pieces for woodwind quartet by Eugene Bozza; the woodwind quartet is also a student group.  The concert will be rounded out by the "Trout" Quintet by Franz Schubert.  This is Schubert's most famous chamber music piece; it is exciting to listen to as well as to play.  Three students are joined in this piece by Dan Rouslin, violin, and Jean-David Coen, piano. 

 

http://salemihn.org/

Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network

A Faith Community Response to End Family Homelessness

Home

 

We are congregations practicing hospitality to standing together against homelessness and see lives changed; including our own.

Our Vision

Ensure that every kid in the mid-valley has a home.

Our Core Values

We strive to…

  • provide hospitality
  • see mutual transformation
  • encourage faith in action
  • increase security for families and congregations
  • create a sense of belonging
  • grow positive self-esteem
  • empower, not enable

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                       

                           

 

 

 

3/22/2018

"All!",

             "Salem for All!" is about finding the best deals in "greater Salem" for our community's "under served" people. We work to be the one place people who are looking for "Opportunities" and have limited budgets can go to find the best in town. We are very happy to have the East Salem Grocery Outlet as a new "Partner"! This is a place where "under served" people can go and get very good deals! The same is true for the Salem Public Market and the Salem Saturday Market "All!so" "Partners". The "All!so" have very fresh produce.  The Salem Saturday Market has a special deal for those with the Oregon Trail card and free entertainment. We want "All!" people to  have good lives in "greater Salem" and be able to take advantage of the amazing resources our community offers.

              The East Salem Grocery Outlet has special deals on weekends that can be reached from our website www.salemforall.org. We hope such great "Opportunities" will draw people to see what's available to them at the Oregon Symphony Association in Salem, the Pentalce Theatre , Camerata Musica and the others. We "All!so work to be proactive to make these great "Opportunities" known in "All!" kinds of different places around the community. Our town provides "All!" kinds of  great "Opportunities" for the "under served" and the more that know that the better for us "All!"

            Our website is quite poplular with 556 unique visitors and 950 visits. We want to make in a very well know and enjoyed and useful place in Salem!!!

Opportunities of the week

Pentacle Theatre

                Tickets 1/2 price with the Oregon Trail card - two per family, unless more are available

     Calendar Girls: March 2 to 24

By Tim Firth. “Funny, sincere and just a wee bit naughty” – The Detroit Free Press. Based on the true story of a group of Yorkshire women who became famous after they posed nude for a calendar created to raise money for the local hospital. Directed by Jill Sorensen.

Box Office Location

145 Liberty St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Monday through Friday
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Office phone: (503) 485-4300

Theatre Location

324 52nd Ave. NW
(Salem-Dallas Hwy 22)
Salem, OR 97304
Lobby phone: (503) 364-7200

  

Oregon Symphony Association in Salem
   

Tickets $5 with the Oregon Trail card at the Box Office the night of the show, two per person, more for families if available 

 

 
FRI APR 20 8PM

Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony
Sascha Goetzel, Conductor
Sarah Kwak, ViolinGuillaume Connesson: Supernova
(Cosmic Trilogy, Part III)
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1
Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony)
Purchase tickets
Saint-Saens' most popular symphony combines a full orchestra, the emotional quality of a tone poem, and the majestic sound of the organ. So powerful is the grand finale that it's been adapted by film composers, Disney World, and pop musicians alike. Our concertmaster has performed around the world, and we are honored to feature her on her home stage.

Concerts are held at Smith Auditorium

Smith Auditorium is located in the center of Willamette University's campus. Visit Willamette University's website for directions and a map of the campus. We encourage early arrival to the concert hall because Willamette University' campus holds many cultural and athletic events and parking may be limited. As Smith Auditorium is in the middle of Willamette's campus, please allow time to walk from parking to the concert hall.

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                    

 

 

3/22/2018

"All!",

                It needs to be said that some information in the previous e-mail regarding East Salem Grocery Outlet must be made clear. One of the images we used to represent East Salem  Grocery Outlet,                            showed a price. We did not mean for that image to represent the actual prices at the East Salem Grocery Outlet. We merely wanted to convey the idea that  there are many exceptional deals in their                    store.

                 Actual prices are in their store or in their official advertising material.

                 Many thanks!

                 Michael D. Mann - Executive Director
                 "Salem For All!"
                  Building Community with Opportunity
                  www.salemforall.org                         

 

3/21/2018

"All!",
              As we work to build an excellent resource for "greater Salem's" "under served" we are happy to announce we are now "Partners" with the East Salem Grocery Outlet. They offer great deals on groceries of "All!" kinds and each week they offer a very special deal on Saturday which can be reached on our website, www.salemforall.org.

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                         

 

3/19/2018

 

 

"All!",

                   "Salem For All!" - has a wonderful and great new "Partner" the Salem Saturday Market. The have "All!" kinds of great deals for "under served" people and accept the Oregon Trail Card. Some of these deals will be featured on our website.

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                         

 

3/18/2018

"All!"
              We got a wonderful report from Lisa Joyce and the Pentacle Theatre last Friday that showed very good  results for "Salem For All!" , Oregon Trail card ticket sales last season. "Leading Ladies" and "Almost Maine" were "smash hits", with over 30 tickets per run at each show with the discount. For "All!" their shows last year we had 164 discounted tickets purchased. That's a very nice evening for 164 people. "Salem For All!" calls that success!!!!

               At the Board Meeting last night, guest and DeMuniz navigator and psychologist, Jack Tally gave us a great idea. A community wide event focused at the "under served" in "greater Salem" to let them know about SFA! and our "Opportunities". We're very happy with the step step successes we continue to enjoy but everybody on the Board liked the ideas of swinging for the fences with an event this summer. Jack had many fine ideas, we're trying to recruit him for the Board.
              We continued with our effort to find better ways to make our website clear on cell phone screens, something "All!" "under served" seem to have. Jennifer Lewis of Lewis Design keeps making progress for us  and the task continues.
                  Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett invited "Salem For All!" to his office for a chat. We're working to be thoroughly prepared for that. He seems like a very good person.

                         Other News:

                                                1. Web site statistics remain quite strong! Right at about 400 unique visitors for the first 13 days of March.
                                                2. We have an exciting new "Partner"  "Brushes and Blessings" that offers some great deals on painting "Opportunities"! 

                        Oppportunities of the week

 

                     Stayton Public Library

                 

 

Call for authors for Local Author Fair

02/16/2018

The Stayton Public Library is announcing a call for authors for a Local Author Fair that will be held Saturday, May 5, 2018. , 11-2 p.m.

Stayton Public Library’s Local Author Fair provides authors from Stayton and the surrounding communities a free venue in which to engage readers and network with fellow writers from the area.

Applications are available to pick up at the Library or download below. Authors who submit applications by March 31, 2018 will be eligible to give a short reading and will be included in the Library’s promotional materials.

For more information please call 503-769-3313 or email staytonpl@ccrls.org.

 

 

       Theatre at Willamette 

Wings of Fire: A World Premiere Musical
 

April 12 – 28, 2018

Book and Lyrics by Haley Green
Music by Austin Green
Directed by Susan Coromel

Based on the true events of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911, this world premiere musical honors the resilience and perseverance of the human spirit, even in the face of tragedy. Wings of Fire features tender ballads and crowd-pleasing choruses, and promises to be an event like no other.

Performances

  • Evening performances: 7:30 pm.
  • Matinee performances: 2:00 pm.
  • Preview: Thursday, April 12
  • Matinees: April 15, 22, & 28
  • Full Description
  •  
  •  Discounts with the Oregon Trail card for tickets for admission

 

 

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 

 

 

 

3/19/2018

"All!",
                  "Salem For All!" has wonderful and great new "Partner" - Salem Public Market ! They are Oregon's oldest Farmer's Market established in 1942,  on Rural St. in Salem. They have wonderful deals on "All!" kinds of things!

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 

3/10/2018

"All!",

             "Salem For All!" has a fun and exciting new "Partner" Brushes and Blessings. It's a fun community painting program that offers many kinds of events. Some are low-cost and very suitable for "Salem For All!"'s people!

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 

3/7/2018

"All!",
               Today at the DeMuniz Resource Center with Kathy Dingis of the Salem Art Association and Alan and his associate from MarionPolk Foodshare it became clear when talking to the lady inmates how much our community offers them. To me that's truly wonderful and a great compliment to be people of Salem.
We really live in a generous community. The surprising thing was how little the woman were aware of what was available to them.
                Thus "Salem For All!" we want to make that Good News known to them! Our website and "All!" our communication are still quite well used so that might happen. Some strong handshakes and a couple of loud and clear thank yous made us feel very appreciated.
"Salem For All!" is working with an exciting new organization who we might "Partner" with: Salem Theatre Network. We're hoping to find innovative ways to reach the "under served" with theatre in Salem.

Other News:

1. Camerata in association with "Salem For All!" put on a very successful chamber music Play-In Sunday at 2:00pm at the Woodland Chapel on High Street. George Struble managed to assembe 13 musicians who play sextet, octets,quartets, etc. by Hadyn, Schubert, Brahms and others. So wonderful watching and listening to them play. In Play-Ins there are many starts and stops and questions and comments. It was very interesting.

2. Friend Sarah Tiedmann is leaving the helm of YMA Inc. and has left us a wonderful legacy of cooperation and success. Last year Sarah and I garnered two scholarships to their great summer music camp from the Associated Chamber Music Players in New York. Hope to soon sit down with their new ED in Salem and make some plans for the future!

3. E-buttetin Boards with images of SFA! "Opportunities" are now being used in the Marion County Health Department waiting rooms. Great job Scott Richards and the county!

 

"Opportunities of the Week!"

 Camerata Musica

The Camerata Musica concert for this month is on March 25.  We had scheduled Vinafera, known as the Trinity Alps Ensemble when they gave us a fine concert in October 2014.  It turns out that two of the three musicians are not available to play for us after all.  The pianist,Ian Scarfe, has assembled maybe an even more enjoyable concert for us.  It will feature Dan Rouslin of the Willamette University Music Department, playing violin and viola.  Dan was one of Ian's favorite professors and mentors when Ian was a student at Willamette.  They will be joined by  Charles Akert, cello, and Sarah Brauer, mezzo-soprano.
            The concert will include some of the most exciting music you could hear anywhere:
                        Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata Op. 69, for cello and piano
                        Johannes Brahms - Two Songs for Alto, Viola, and Piano, Op. 91
                        Arvo Pärt - Fratres for Cello and Piano
                        Maurice Ravel - Sonata for Violin and Piano
                        Gaetano Braga - La Serenata for Voice, Cello, and Piano
            The concert will be Sunday afternoon, March 25, at 2:30 p.m., in Loucks Auditorium of the Salem Public Library.  As usual, admission is free

 

 

Oregon Symphony Association in Salem

20 tickets are available at each classical concert to holders of valid Oregon Trail cards for $5 each, two per person, more may be possible for families if they are available at the Box Office.

 
FRIDAY  MAR 16 8PM

Brahms' Violin Concerto
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Vadim Gluzman, ViolinDvorak: The Water Goblin
Hanson: Symphony No. 4 (Requiem)
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Purchase tickets
One of the greatest violin concertos ever written, Brahms' work is a stunning display of the violin's emotional and virtuosic qualities. A colleague of Brahms exclaimed, "It is a concerto for violin against the orchestra and the violin wins!

 

Family Building Blocks

THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018

SALEM CONVENTION CENTER

5:00-7:00 PM | FREE TO ATTEND

BECOME A STEPPING STONE SUSTAINER TO HELP CHILDREN

"EVERY STEP OF THE WAY"

To continue ensuring as many children and families as possible receive the support they need, Family Building Blocks highlights the importance of monthly giving and what it means to be a Stepping Stone Sustainer. To help reach those unable to attend the Dream Builders Luncheon in the fall, we are looking forward to hosting a happy hour and gathering of community members dedicated to helping children and families in Marion and Polk counties. 

Held at the Salem Convention Center, the first hour is an opportunity for guests to mingle and unwind from the work day followed by an hour-long program featuring stories about local families. Please consider reserving your spot and bringing your friends.

To sponsor the event, become a table captain, and learn about how you can become a Stepping Stone Sustainer, please contact Julie Hilty at 503.566.2132.

Interested in sponsoring an event? Check out the many opportunities for involvement. We look forward to finding the perfect fit for you!

Meaghan Levy

Marketing Manager

Family Building Blocks

503.566.2132 x311

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity 
www.salemforall.org                         

 

 

2/28/2018

"All!",
            "Building Community with Opportunity" is exactly what George Struble is doing this Sunday at 2:00pm at Wood Chapel with the 13 or so musicians that will be forming for a chamber music Play-In that coincides with the  Interational Associated Chamber Musicians Play-In. It should be a wonderful event and they may make some great music in Salem. As I recall last year they were challenged  by a fugue but they've had a year to practice since then.

             SFA! feels blessed and so very fortunate to be working with Atkinson School student Tynan Gable to develop a marketing plan for our project. The current lingo is saying that we are developing a brand for SFA! in Salem, perhaps we are. But, SFA! Board Member Mark Babson astutely noted should SFA! use that type of hard cold business language to describe our work in Salem to the "under served" and "All!" the community. It's a good question ,and I think if is important to ask such questions,  if we really want to build a compassionate community in "greater Salem".  We want to be innovative and think outside the box, if you will, about our project. It's great for our Board and Tynan to question some familiar ideas that may or may not apply, or may be replaced by better ideas. 
            Tynan, "greater Salem" may be teaching you a great MBA lesson! Thank you!

             Got a call from Jennifer Lewis of Lewis Designs, Salem today! She is  another one of those very able and effective young people "Salem For All!" has been lucky enough to work with. Jonathan Graf, Board Member, noted the difficulty of seeing our website on mobile devices that so many people use these days. Jennifer fixed that! Now if someone wants to seek an "Opportunity" on the "Salem For All!" website, they can do so, much more clearly. Thank you Jennifer!
               Today is a day of talent!  I spoke with Oregon watercolor artist/raconteur/teacher Paul Toews who will now be a "Partner" on the "Salem For All!" website. Paul does all kinds of remarkable things and we've had fun and benefited greatly by our association with him and his people. You can't say this about many people but I believe their is a chance his work will be remembered. Bravo Paul!!

Other News!

                                        1. Statistics for the month of February remain strong with 700 unique visitors and over 1300 visits. That number is lives touched. Our goal is to make that with hope, "Opportunity", community, and fellowship.

                                         2. We've got some wonderful community engagement events coming up this month. Hallman Elementary School next week and a Homelessness Resource Event and DeMuniz Center.

                                         3. Happy to offer as an "Opportunity" of the Week!" an interpreted performance of the Foreigner by Larry Shue at Enlightened Theatrics.

 

 "Opportunities of the Week!"

 

 "Salem For All!" "Partner" the Camerata Ensemble is hosting a chamber music Play-In March 4 at the Woodland Chapel at 2:00pm .  This will coincide with the International Chamber Music Play-In weekend sponsored by SFA!  "Partner" the Associated Chamber Music Players in New York City.

              Participants are asked to donate $10 to share the expense of the room rental. Bring your instruments, play great music, and meet new friends. Listening is free!

 

Enlightened Theatrics  at the Grand Theatre

Discounted tickets for $5 are available at the Box Office at the Grand Theatre the night of the show to holders of valid Oregon Trail cards. Two per person, sometimes more per person are available for families.

187 High Street NE
Ste.300
Salem, Oregon 97301
585-3427

 

    8th Annual
     Seed Exchange

Public
 · Hosted by Marion-Polk Food Share
Interested
Share

Saturday , March 3, 2018  at 10 AM - 12 PM

Marion-Polk Food Share
1660 Salem Industrial Dr NE, Salem, Oregon

 

2/28/2018

"All!",

             "Salem For All!" will have a great new "Partner" on our website,  watercolor artist, reconteur, community activist  Paul Toews. Paul's "Opportunities' are inclusive and target "All!" members of the community  in some way. Many of the events can be accessed for a suggested donation that can be waived for "under served" people.

                               

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org   

                     

2/23/2018

"All!",

 "Salem For All!"  has a wonderful new "Partner" Fourth Saturday Maker's Market at the MacLeay Grange. They have "All!" kinds of fun deals!!!

 

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                         

 

 

2/22/2018

 

"All!",

 "Salem For All!" had a wonderful experience this week! We were invited to participate in a 5th grade class at Hallman Elementary School's essay writing  project about peace and care. We're very happy to attend and feel like this is a nice step in the director of building a strong community.

We also, again, developed our "Partnerships" bringing people from four organizations together this month to support the inmates to be released. Kathy Dingis of the Salem Art Association, Allen Pfieffer of Marion/Polk Foodshare, Salem For All!, and the DeMuniz Resource Center will come together in March to help. Each little bit helps.

More Microsoft Publisher documents we're sent to the Marion County Health Department for their e-bulletin Board to be displayed.

Our Facebook page got back on track somehow? Thank you Jonathan! And we continue to build community in that way. We got 3 new Likes this week and have developed sources for many great posts. Building our contacts on this page is a current project.

Our website continues to be popular with over 500 unique visitors and over 900 visits. There is much we can do to develop this and hopefully our new Board Member Atkinson School student Tynan Gables' marketing plan will help us address these "Opportunities"

Kathy Dingis also forwarded us an wonderful "Opportunity" at the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center at Willamette, a Darius Jones concert, LawNOrder for free.

The Salem Public Library again will offer the One Book/ One Community program. See details below.

Darius Jones LawNOrder

Start Date: 
3/7/2018
Start Time: 
7:30 PM

End Date: 
3/7/2018
End Time: 
9:30 PM

   Chamber Music Play-In

Bring your instruments and have fun!!!

 "Salem For All!" "Partner" the Camerata Ensemble is hosting a chamber music Play-In March 4 at the Woodland Chapel at 2:00pm .  This will coincide with the International Chamber Music Play-In weekend sponsored by SFA!  "Partner" the Associated Chamber Music Players in New York.

              Participants are asked to donate $10 to share the expense of the room rental. Bring your instruments, play great music, and meet new friends. Listening is free!
           
                  If your interested contact George Struble- 503-364-3929

 

    Salem Public Library /Salem Reads

2018: Outcasts United
       Copies Available for check out at Library and book is downloadable on the website!

 


FEB27
Salem Reads: Outcasts United

Public
 · Hosted by The Book Bin - Salem and Salem Public Library (Salem, OR)

 

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"

 

 

2/20/2018

"All!",
              "Salem For All!" "Partner" the Camerata Ensemble is hosting a chamber music Play-In March 4 at the Woodland Chapel at 2:00pm .  This will coincide with the International Chamber Music Play-In weekend sponsored by SFA!  "Partner" the Associated Chamber Music Players in New York.

              Participants are asked to donate $10 to share the expense of the room rental. Bring your instruments, play great music, and meet new friends.
           
              If your interested contact George Struble- 503-364-3929

Many thanks! and...Bravo!!!

Michael D.  Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity

 

 

2/14/2018

"All!",
                   Today is Oregon's 159th Birthday! We entered the Union in 1859 and a lot has happened since then. Oregon always had this kind of "paradise" quality about it with the promise of free land to settlers and beautiful vast expanses. That is true today and as we discover working with "Salem For All!" many people work hard today to maintain that Utopian image of our state. We also got an e-mail for Stacey Nalley at the Capitol and they are putting our a new newsletter called Gateway with events at the Capitol we will try to have a link to in on the "Salem For All!" website.

                    This week I got locked out of our Facebook page and am working to find ways to get back in. We we're just starting to get fine results with Reach and Engagements.

                     At the Board Meeting last night we met Alvin Scott of the 50 Plus Center in Salem. Alvin is the type of person we like at SFA!. Compassionate, insightful, smart, aware and eager to make a difference. He had many good ideas and has a wonderful perspective on the "under served" and a desire to improve their lives.

                     Board member Mark Babson, is developing an interest in the Homeless which is exciting. It really requires a clear knowledge of people circumstances to have the insights that enables them to participate in the community.

                      We continue to be excited to have Atkinson School Graduate Student Tynan Gable work with us. Yesterday she was voted on the Board by a majority of the Board. Jonathan Graf voted by phone.

1.  We've had the current website 14 months and one amazing statistic of that is we've had 88,046 hits on our Home page. according to Drupal statistics. To me that's a lot and shows  many lives touched!                             

2. Our goal as discussed at the Board Meeting last night is to be proactive in bring "Opportunities" to the "under served" in "greater Salem"! "If the Mountain does not come to Mohamed, Mohamed will go to the Mountain!"

    "Opportunities of the Week!"

   St. Paul's Music Guild - Evensong

     4:00 pm Free concert.

    March 4, 2018

       The Ensemble of Oregon

                 Patrick McDonough, Conductor This choral ensemble, which features one singer on a part, will sing sacred music for the liturgical season of Lent.

                  St. Paul's Episcopal Church
                  1444 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97302
                   Phone(503) 362-3661

 

 

FRI MAR 16 8PM

Brahms' Violin Concerto
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Vadim Gluzman, ViolinDvorak: The Water Goblin
Hanson: Symphony No. 4 (Requiem)
Brahms: Violin Concerto

One of the greatest violin concertos ever written, Brahms' work is a stunning display of the violin's emotional and virtuosic qualities. A colleague of Brahms exclaimed, "It is a concerto for violin against the orchestra and the violin wins!"

              Concert at Smith Auditorium

Smith Auditorium is located in the center of Willamette University's campus. Visit Willamette University's website for directions and a map of the campus. We encourage early arrival to the concert hall because Willamette University' campus holds many cultural and athletic events and parking may be limited. As Smith Auditorium is in the middle of Willamette's campus, please allow time to walk from parking to the concert hall.

      Tickets are available (two per person) for $5 with a valid Oregon Trail card at the box office the night of the concert!

 

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 

 

 

01/25/2018

 

"All!",

A wonderful and inspiring  "Opportunity" from "Salem For All!" "Partner" All Classical 89.9- Voices of  Light - The Portland Youth Philharmonic  presents  Richard Einhorn in conjunction with Carl Deyer's iconic 1928 silent film Joan of Arc. Some this "Opportunity" will be live web steamed on www.salemforall.org .

Arts For All tickets for $5.00 with the Oregon Trail card are available at the box office and on-line.

Join All Classical Portland and the Portland Youth Philharmonic for a landmark collaborative multimedia performance inspired by Joan of Arc:

Voices of Light
at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 
Friday, January 26, 7:30pm
Portland Youth Philharmonic presents the title oratorio by Richard Einhorn in conjunction with Carl Dreyer's iconic 1928 silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc. The event takes place in collaboration with Northwest Film Center, as part of their 34th Reel Music Festival. Voices of Light includes live performances by Camerata PYP, In Mulieribus, three Portland State University choirs, as well as celebrated vocal soloists Catherine van der Salm, Hannah Penn, Brian Tierney, and Anton Belov. All Classical Portland is the official media sponsor.
The Passion of Joan of Arc is considered to be one of the most elemental and stunning silent films in world cinema, and Einhorn's brilliant composition underlines and amplifies the drama. Voices of Light premiered in 1994 and was praised as "lush," "brilliantly effective" and "moving" by The New York Times, Washington Post and Chicago Sun Times. It has since been performed around the world, but this is the first production of this magnitude in Portland.
All Classical Portland is offering two opportunities to for you to gain valuable insight into this monumental production:

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 

01/24/2018

"All!",       
               This week Deb VerMulm, the "Salem For All!" data entry person, used the new Microsoft Publisher software we got from Tech Soup  to develop some slides for the Marion County Health Department e-bulletin boards! The slides contain details of various wonderful "Opportunities" taking place around "greater Salem" and listed on our website www.salemforall.org. Great job Deb! And many thanks! Now they're in the hands of Scott Richards, director at the Health Department and his people.
                 I believe one of the legs of the 3-5 year strategic plan the County is now developing is community engagement. We hope to play some type of role in that with "All!" our "Partners"!

          Monday, Jonathan Graf, Jason Lewis, Jennifer Lewis and I had a nice lunch at the Canton Gardens Restaurant in Salem. Jonathan lead the way  with some of his fine ideas as how to use technology to increase engagement of our community's "under served". Tech is in Jonathan's family, and both Jason and Jennifer "All!" had great ideas as to what we can do to increase use of our "Opportunities" 1. one on our website. 2. at our "Partners" box offices.
         Jonathan works in Human Services and related a poignant story of one person he served challenges in finding meaningful and affordable activities for their family which include a person with a disability!

               Our statistic is there are 130,000 people in Marion County (this number is a few years old) that use the SNAP  (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan) program in some form. This is one of our measures of being "under served". That's approximately 1/3 of the population. Right now,  each month, our website is reaching just under 1% of this number. We'd love to boost that to 3 to 4 per cent. This month so far we have 740 unique visitors to the website and over 1,200 visits (counting repeats)!           

Other News:

1. As you can see below planning for the joint February 4  "Salem For All!"/Charles and Martha Brown Event Center  "Old Oregon" Pioneer Folk Music Play- In is going very well. I could be a great and memorable event. We will have much excellent talent participating.

2. Happy to say we're getting the aid of Mark Babson, violinist , community activist, and  SFA! Board Member to give February's presentation at the DeMuniz Resource. We have some other great leads "Also!"!

3. Couldn't help but include in this week's list of "Opportunities of the Week!" below a blurb about Hexham Abbey's Bible and illustrations, "Holy Beautiy"  that will be displayed at the Hallie Ford Museum. Religion, abbey's and abbots are right up my alley so I was very excited to get this e-mail from Andrea Foust today.

4. We're working on the Facebook page to build it's use up "Allso!" We have 531 Likes.

5. It's amazing what takes place each week in "greater Salem" that can benefit the "under served". It's an exciting  hope of ours that we can present at some time a significant part of it!!!

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                         

1/17/2018

"All!",

                   Today on the Statesman Journal website, on the Stayton ("greater Salem" ) page and probably in the Stayton Mail as hard copy, you will see a fine article by Justin Much  about the "Salem For All!"/ Charles and Martha Brown Event Center's February 4 "Old Oregon Pioneer Spirit" Folk Music Play- In. Front and center is SFA! associate and friend , water color artist, storyteller, poet,  and Feb. 4 MC Paul Toews. Here's a link to the story:

                             http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/local/stayton/2018/01/13/cany...

                 Fine folk guitar player, music teacher,  and church musician Maria Bulkow will lead off the performances. We've requested the musicians play, if possible, authentic Oregon Folk Music. "Salem For All!" Board Member Mark Babson may get us a member of the well-known Oregon Trail Band to participate. Keep you fingers crossed.

                   We're meeting Monday, with SFA! web design person Jason Lewis of Lewis Design to discuss ways to make the website more user friendly and contemporary in it's look. Jonathan Graf is leading this effort.
                     We met our fine young Atkinson School MBA student Board Member, Tynan Gable at the Gov Cup last Thursday! What a treat! We assigned her fund raising and strategic planning. It's very exciting to discover what kind of excellent ideas she will present.
                      Also, we built a contact with Alvin, tech lab manager of the 50 Plus Center in "greater Salem" he has wonderful ideas, not only about the use of technology, but as an educator, helping "under served" families break the cycle of poverty. For this he has ideas as to how to use "Salem For All!"!!!

1. For the first 16 days of the month our Drupal web statistics remain strong with 608 unique visitors and 840 visits.                                                           

2. The Oregon State Capitol Foundation is taking up a sponsorship of the "Salem For All!" website tonight at their Board Meeting!                                                        

3. Data entry person Deb VerMulm continues to do a great job and more than yeoman's duties maintaining the website. 

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                         

1/10/2018

"All!",
             What a mild winter in Oregon! My sense of global warming keeps me from enjoying this weather to much! But what did Shakespeare say? "Gather ye rosebuds, while ye may"? This may be something of a guilty "Opportunity" that I am taking advantage of.

              Oh well! Planning for the February 4 "Old Oregon" Folk Music Play-In continues to go very good. Today, some of the team is meeting with Justin Much of the Stayton Mail for publicity interviews. Again, Paul Toews will MC with original poetry and storytelling, Maria Bulkow- will lead off with acoustic guitar, and several other fine musicians including Steve Yant , Truman Price and several local musicians will join in.

               The Board Meeting went well last night. Mark Babson, has some great ideas with his Marshallese Community in Salem Project,  Nick Reed, again,  provided sage guidance in his role as treasurer and Jonathan Graf, developed some exceptional ideas for using technology to reach "greater Salem's" "under served" with our "Opportunities". We were delighted with the participation of Tynan Gable, Atkinson School student and candidate for graduation in 2019, and her ideas, about segmenting the market, fundraising, and clear thinking in how SFA! manages our contact with politicians.

               Per Tynan, we realize that our "market" must be segmented in strategic ways. To me as ED, the homeless have emerged as a segment of our market that we definitely want to find innovative ways to serve. We talked of using our "Partners" as hubs to reach such groups.

               We're excited about the Marion County Health Department's 3-5 year strategic plan. Community Engagement looks like it will be a significant part of it.

                I continue to take things easy when ever possible for my winter break. So I'm am now going to gather some rosebuds!

 

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                         

 

1/3/2018

 

"All!",

                Today at the DeMuniz Resource Center, where "Salem For All!" interacts with inmates each month, our education regarding our community's "under served" was advanced in many ways. One lovely young woman has been homeless for 7 years and said there  was no suitable homeless shelter for women in Salem. Jack Talley, DeMuniz Center navigator, stated the women have excess "free time", Gordon Bergman of Salem Alliance Church spoke of joining a organization that provides community supports, and it became clear to me that what many of the women were facing was similar to the hardships of the pioneers coming to Oregon.

                People care!!!! I sat in a meeting yesterday with some of the best people in Salem and a sense of compassion was very evident. One person a doctor, talked about dealing with issues at the point of contact and mentioned the management book, "Business in the Spirit of Now"! Many smart people on working on solutions to enable the "under served" to have acceptable lives.
                   Results are happening but much more needs to be done!!!!               

Other news:

1. Preparation for the February 4 "Old Oregon Pioneer Folk Music Play- In" at the Charles and Martha Brown Event Center in Stayton, " greater Salem" , is going well! "Under served" people will be especially accommodated.

2. I'm still having a New Year's break.

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michel's news

3/1/2017

"All!",

              We had another powerful DeMuniz Center Presentation today. Gerard Neely, of Salem Alliance Church and I engaged the inmates with "All!" kinds of "Opportunities" Salem Alliance and "greater Salem" offer them. It's no wonder that Salem Alliance is becoming a center of activity with the powerful sense of community they offer. Gerard told the inmates that 50 percent of what is received is put back into the community. Homes and jobs are things they know they clearly need and their spirits were buoyed when we spoke of Marion County's Homelessness Task Force. Finding a job is a huge task for a felon! We talked of building relationships by volunteering, developing resumes, and a community support groups.

              What truly moved them was when I said "Salem For All!" featured the Salem Public Library One Book, One Community project. When I told them about the book's true tale of refugee high school students be coached by some unique teachers and managing to beat the other teams , including MIT's, and win the underwater robotics competition. They  were enthralled. I believe that is a profound and innate dream for us "All!" find someone to lift us from a difficult circumstances and help us win. The inmates were touched. It moved them that "greater Salem" would offer such a great "Opportunity" for free. Also when they heard of the quality of some of our community's great music events, eg., St. Paul's Episcopal Church's Evensong presentation of the  Tallis Scholars in April they were similarly moved with interest!!!!

              This weekend's "Salem For All!"/ACMP Music Play-Ins is going well in it's planing stages. We had one inquiry from " a advanced pianist, with an enormous collection of chamber music" that was interested. The quality of our talent this weekend in "greater Salem" should be very high. From the Camerata Ensemble's string players at the Bush Barn , to Maria Bulkow and local folk musicians, with Paul Toews poems and stories about the Northwest,  at the Charles and Martha Brown House in Stayton, to African drumbeats and bagpipe music at the Woodland Chapel. Treats will be provided for this afternoon of music and community.

                 I believe Jennifer Clake, executive director of the ACMP, and one of the people responsible for this weekends performance of great chamber music around the world, is quite pleased with our "proud and varied" Play-Ins in "greater Salem". I've gotten several very kind e-mails from her in her office on Broadway in New York City!!!! She's looking forward to "seeing the photographs"!

                                                  Opportunity of the Week!

              There's a style of  music for everyone!!!
                  A chamber music play-in will take place Saturday, March 4 from 2:00 pm -5:00 pm at the Salem Art Association's  Bush Barn Gallery upstairs in the Bush Barn. Local chamber musicians and members of the Camerata Ensemble will perform in an informal gathering of musicians. Come see how chamber music is made.
                  Bring an instrument and join in.

                   Treats will be provided.

                                        In Stayton by the canyon.

                                           At the Woodland Chapel on High St.

 

               Also, Sunday, "Salem For All!" "Partner" Camerata Musica is having a concert at the Louck's Auditorium at the Salem Public Library

Cary Lewis brings us yet another
exciting, offbeat concert

 

2:30 PM, Sunday, March 5

Artists:

  • Louis DeMartino, clarinet
  • Adam Trussell, bassoon
  • Cary Lewis, piano

Program:

  • Variations in G minor (1894) - William Y. Hurlstone (1876-1906)

 

  • Trio Pathétique in D minor - Michael Glinka (1804-1857)
    • Allegro moderato
    • Scherzo. Vivacissimo
    • Largo
    • Allegro con spirito

 

  • Trio in E flat major, Op. 38 - Beethoven
    • Adagio--Allegro co brio
    • Adagio cantabile
    • Tempo di Menuetto
    • Tema con Variazioni
    • Scherzo. Allegro molto e vivace
    • Andante con moto---Presto

 

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 
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"All!",

                                It's an amazing powerful experience to sit in a room with 14 women who have just been released from prison and now are in jail  to finish their time  and try to persuade them in some way to change their lives. To see them at first sit there and smirk and lean back in their chairs and then once the presentation starts become engaged, lean forward, and become involved. This hour long presentation might be considered a metaphor of what the DeMuniz Resource Center is working to have these women accomplish. Again, it is very powerful to be involved in trying to enable these women to tip the scales in their lives from antisocial living to positive "Opportunity" and productivity. 

                                  They were interested! They asked Yvonne Putsey, Matt Husinger, and me many questions and gratefully thanked us at the end of the presentation. Jack Tally, of the DeMuniz, calls it transformational psychology, and if you ask me helping convicted people  change their lives instead of just locking them up is one of the great discoveries of the 21st century.  DeMuniz is having successes at it, so it can work. What great potential is there to unlock!!!!

                               "Other News",

                                                1. We have a wonderful new "Partner" Young Musicians and Artists Inc., the Northwest's premier summer music and arts camp. It's an excellent program that's been around for 50 years and offers "All!" young talent scholarships, if they and their families  have limited financial means. It's held on campus at Willamette University.

                                                2. The Associated Chamber Music Players inspired Play-In is taking shape. Due to our abilities and resources we changed the format a bit and the Chamber Players will be hosted at the Salem Art Associations Bush Barn or Annex, we will have folk music at the Charles and Martha Brown House in Stayton and World Music at Woodland Chapel. This will be the weekend of March 4th  and 5th. Admission for the event at "All!" venues will be free! And this will be advertised to "underserved" people. OfficeMax is providing posters for the event.

                                                 3. For the month of January 2017 our Drupal statistics page has displayed some amazing statistics for the "Salem For All!" website!- 1960 unique visitors and 3,733 visits those are fabulous results and we hope they truly reflect interest in our "Opportunities' and not shoddy statistic keeping by Drupal. They are exciting though!!!!

                                                  4. Facebook page has 480 Likes through this week.

                                                   5. Many thanks to George Struble and Mark Babson, both accomplished musicians, who have been helping us  recruit local musicians for the Play-Ins.

                  Finally,
 

                    "Opportunity of the Week!"

            Great Music and Art Summer Camp for Kids! -                    YMA 

         See them on the "Salem For All!" website.

 

 

 

All are welcome at YMA

 

worldYoung Musicians & Artists is committed to providing more equitable access to arts education. Through financial aid programs, community partnerships, diversity training, and recruitment efforts, each summer we create a safe, inclusive, and accessible experience for our entire YMA community.

 

But the YMA experience goes beyond that. When we say "All are welcome here," we really mean it. This beautiful community includes students, staff, supporters and alumni of so many different backgrounds, races, colors, religions, political beliefs, creeds, genders, gender expressions, ages, national origins, ancestries, disabilities, marital statuses, sexual orientations, and military statuses. Everyone's uniqueness enriches all of our lives.

 

We love you all. Our doors are open; anyone who chooses to walk through them will always have a home here.

 

 


 

Featured Program: Songwriting

Songwriting

 

Songwriting is always one of YMA's most popular programs, and when you hear the incredible music these students create and perform, it's easy to see why!

 

Download the 2016 Songwriting class's album for free today by clicking here, and prepare to have your mind blown!

 

Led by experienced composer, performer and educator Dana Libonati, students learn the basic techniques and skills used in writing music and lyrics for their own popular songs. In addition to performing during the Performance Showcase toward the end of the camp session, they also have the opportunity to record their songs and can take part in one of the many talent shows at YMA. Songwriting students should be able to play basic chords on the piano and/or guitar.

This is one of our most popular programs and space is limited, so sign up today and reserve your place before it's full! Just head over to www.YMAinc.org to register.

 

 


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            Michael D. Mann
            "Salem For All!"
             Building Community with Opportunity

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