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Things to Do in Salem
Aug. 18
Salem Civic Center 50th Anniversary CelebrationCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Community Celebration for Salem Civic Center’s 50th Anniversary The City of Salem’s Civic Center, a unique New Brutalist architectural design, located at 555 Liberty St. SE, was completed in August 1972. In coordination with historic, neighborhood, art and architecture organizations throughout the City, Salem will be kicking off a series of events leading up to the 50th anniversary celebration on Aug. 18, 2022. What were you doing in 1972? The anniversary event team is collecting our community’s memories about this unique facility and life in Salem in 1972. Please share your memories and photos at https://bit.ly/CIVIC50memories. For additional information regarding the 50th anniversary celebration, email 50th@cityofsalem.net.

Aug. 19
Craft & Chat: Casual Drop-In Social for Adults11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch

Crafting is for grown-ups too, not just kids! Adults, you are invited to a series of casual crafty meetups this summer. Connect, create, and relax with other people in an easygoing environment. All supplies for simple crafts will be provided--you just need to bring the conversation!

Phone: 503-588-6315

Aug. 20
Summer of Pride: LGBTQ+ Reading & Discussion Group3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Salem Public Library

Using resources available through the library and the Internet, Salem Public Library invites the community to explore LGBTQIA+ history, human rights, and what the future looks like for queer and trans communities.

In this series of discussions, staff will act as facilitators and work to establish a respectful and supportive space for everyone to contribute their thoughts, share questions, and explore the ideas from the readings and videos.

• June 18 – History of Pride • July 16 – Trans Rights Are Human Rights • August 20 – Queer Futures

We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list for each month.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Aug. 23
In-Person Family Storytime11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Youth Services staff are very excited to resume in-person storytimes! Early literacy rich storytimes are a great way for children to develop the skills that will prepare them for kindergarten success. The recommended age for these weekly storytimes is 5 and younger. Space is limited to a first-come, first-seated basis. El personal de Servicios para Jóvenes está muy entusiasmado de reiniciar los cuentos en persona. Los cuentos llenos de alfabetización a edad temprana son una gran manera para que los niños desarrollen las habilidades que los preparará para tener éxito en kindergarten. El último martes de cada mes será una edición especial bilingüe en inglés y español. La edad recomendada para estos cuentos semanales es de 5 años o menos. El espacio está limitado y disponible por orden de llegada.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Tinker Tech Time4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Story Room B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Kids through grade 5 with an adult are invited to explore a variety of STEAM activities in the library. Check out a kit at the Children's Desk from a variety of choices for a 30-minute session in Story Room B. A CCRLS library card is required. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Most kits are recommended for grades 2 - 5, but there is also a small selection of kits available for younger children.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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City Council & Meetings
Aug. 18
CAPES Monthly Meeting11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Join neighbors and partners as they work together to make a difference in various north east neighborhoods. Everyone is invited.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-315-8924

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-315-8924 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Historic Landmarks Commission5:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

This is a public meeting held on the third thursday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2304

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2304 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Northgate Neighborhood Association Meeting6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.Northgate Wesleyan Church
2405 Carleton Way NE
Salem OR 97301

Neighborhood monthly meeting.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2303

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This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Sunnyslope Neighborhood Association Meeting7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Neighborhood monthly meeting. Please see agenda for Zoom meeting link.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2303

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Aug. 22
City Council Meeting6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.To Be Determined

Regular Meeting of the City Council

View meeting in real-time on Comcast Cable CC:Media Channel 21 or CC:Media You Tube Channel

Submit comments on agenda items no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting at cityrecorder@cityofsalem.net.

Real-time public comment and testimony may also be provided during the meeting via Zoom. Please pre-register between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting at Public Comment at Salem City Council Meeting

Agenda:

August 22, 2022 City Council Agenda

Meeting Minutes:

August 22, 2022 City Council Minutes

Phone: 503-588-6097

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6097 at least two business days prior to the meeting.