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December 2016

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  • Monday, December 5, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Monday, December 5, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm

    Drop off your letter to Santa Claus at the North Pole Express Carousel mailbox between Nov 25 and Dec 20 and receive a response from the jolly ol' elf himself. Pick up a letter form at the Carousel or download from our website http://salemcarousel.wixsite.com/salemcarousel/calendarofevents.
    Salem's Riverfront Carousel
    101 Front St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-540-0374
    www.salemcarousel.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Monday, December 5, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm
    Monday, December 5, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm

    Come and celebrate the holidays at the Oregon State Capitol. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. musical performances will fill the Capitol Rotunda with sounds of the season. All performances are free and open to the public. For a schedule of choirs, visit www.oregoncapitol.com and download the PDF.
    Oregon State Capitol
    900 Court Street NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-986-1388
    www.oregoncapitol.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Michael Allen Harrison
    Monday, December 5, 2016 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 11:30pm
    Monday, December 5, 2016 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 11:30pm

    Join Eola Hills Wine Cellars and world-renowned pianist Michael Allen Harrison for an enchanting winter evening of fine wine and beautiful music. The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, a dessert intermission and case discounts. The concert begins at 7 pm. Doors open at 6 pm with appetizers and wine. $59 per person ($54 for Corksniffers). Steinway Signature artist, Michael Allen Harrison's music is best described as a genre of it's own. 
    Eola Hills Wine Cellars
    501 South Pacific Hwy.99W 
    Rickreall, OR 97371
    503-623-2405
    www.eolahillswinery.com/events.php?events-menu#cmas
     

  • Monday, December 5, 2016 - 7:00pm
    Monday, December 5, 2016 - 7:00pm

    Come join the Heritage Museum Society recognize the Independence Heritage Museum's 40th anniversary. There will be entertainment, presentations and refreshments. Free admission.
    Independence Civic Center
    555 South Main St.
    Independence, OR 97351
    503-838-4989
    www.orheritage.org

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Holiday Showcase at the Bush Barn Art Center is the best place in Salem to find gifts by regional artisans. Holiday Showcase proceeds help support the programs of the Salem Art Association.
    Bush Barn Art Center 
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    The Nature of Things presents work by artists that use trees through process, material or image including charcoal drawing, wood-fired ceramics, carved/recycled wood, basketry and living plants. 
    Bush Barn Art Center
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm

    Drop off your letter to Santa Claus at the North Pole Express Carousel mailbox between Nov 25 and Dec 20 and receive a response from the jolly ol' elf himself. Pick up a letter form at the Carousel or download from our website http://salemcarousel.wixsite.com/salemcarousel/calendarofevents.
    Salem's Riverfront Carousel
    101 Front St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-540-0374
    www.salemcarousel.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm

    Come and celebrate the holidays at the Oregon State Capitol. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. musical performances will fill the Capitol Rotunda with sounds of the season. All performances are free and open to the public. For a schedule of choirs, visit www.oregoncapitol.com and download the PDF.
    Oregon State Capitol
    900 Court Street NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-986-1388
    www.oregoncapitol.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    10:00am to 11:00am
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    10:00am to 11:00am

    Join artist Bets Cole as she discusses her techniques and inspirations for making art. 
    Bush Barn Art Center
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    The Grand Jazz Band will be playing Christmas carols, and ages 12 and younger can enter a drawing to join Santa in lighting the holiday tree. Santa is expected to arrive at 7 pm, escorted in by the Keizer Fire District, 6 to 8 pm, Walery Plaza, corner of Cherry Avenue and River Road.
    Walery Plaza
    4384 River Rd. N
    Keizer, OR 97301
    503-393-9111
    www.keizer.org/Christmas-Tree

  • Taproot's Stools and Lights Open Night Mic
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    7:00pm to 11:00pm
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    7:00pm to 11:00pm

    Come and join us for our open mic night. Enjoy our food, drinks and fun atmosphere.
    Taproot Lounge & Cafe
    356 State St. 
    Salem, OR 97301
    509-928-3115
    www.taprootloungandcafe.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Taproot's Stool & Lights: Open Mic
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    7:00pm to 11:00pm
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 -
    7:00pm to 11:00pm

    Join us at Taproot for open mic night. Enjoy our food, drinks and fun atmosphere. Free admission.
    Taproot Lounge & Cafe
    356 State St. 
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-928-3115
    taprootloungeandcafe.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Holiday Showcase at the Bush Barn Art Center is the best place in Salem to find gifts by regional artisans. Holiday Showcase proceeds help support the programs of the Salem Art Association.
    Bush Barn Art Center 
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    The Nature of Things presents work by artists that use trees through process, material or image including charcoal drawing, wood-fired ceramics, carved/recycled wood, basketry and living plants. 
    Bush Barn Art Center
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm

    Drop off your letter to Santa Claus at the North Pole Express Carousel mailbox between Nov 25 and Dec 20 and receive a response from the jolly ol' elf himself. Pick up a letter form at the Carousel or download from our website http://salemcarousel.wixsite.com/salemcarousel/calendarofevents.
    Salem's Riverfront Carousel
    101 Front St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-540-0374
    www.salemcarousel.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm

    Come and celebrate the holidays at the Oregon State Capitol. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. musical performances will fill the Capitol Rotunda with sounds of the season. All performances are free and open to the public. For a schedule of choirs, visit www.oregoncapitol.com and download the PDF.
    Oregon State Capitol
    900 Court Street NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-986-1388
    www.oregoncapitol.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    11:30am to 5:30pm
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    11:30am to 5:30pm

    A showing of unique and artistic creations by Willamette Valley artists. The collection will include handmade pottery, scupture, baskets, paintings, collage and assemblage, prints, clocks, jewelry, ornaments, cards and gift certificates for the undecided. The show will run through January 4th.Festive reception on Saturday, December 3rd, from 6-9 pm, with music by our own Jim and Jo Hockenhull. As always, refreshments provided. 
    The River Galley
    184 S.Main St
    Independence, OR 97351
    503-838-6171
    www.rivergalleryart.com

  • Left Coast Cellars
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    4:00pm to 7:00pm
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Join us at the Travel Cafe, meet Ivy Hover with Left Coast Cellars and taste their delicious Pinot gris and Pinot noir. Enjoy fresh cheeses, meats and fruits from Roth's Fresh Markets. Stop by and chat with us! We're also collecting new unwrapped toys and/or non-perishable food for the Salvation Army.
    Travel Salem
    181 High St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-581-4325 or 800-874-7012
    www.travelsalem.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    5:00pm to 8:00pm
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    5:00pm to 8:00pm

    Join us for a special Sip and Shop event on First Wednesday. We will be featuring three Pop-Up Shops from local vendors just in time for the holidays. Enjoy 1859 Cider, local craft beer, or soda, as you shop. Stay tuned for vendor spotlights. 21+ only. Cash preferred for this event.
    1859 Cider Co.
    249 Liberty St. NE STE. 140
    Saelm, OR 97301
    503-584-1306
    www.facebook.com/events/218430848581203

    Downtown Salem
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    5:00pm to 9:00pm
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Something Red 2016 ArtWalk, December 7–31, 2016.  Artwork displayed in  downtown businesses in Salem in December. The Art Walk December 7th 5 –7pm. Reception from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Music by John Doan.
    Elsinore Framing and Fine Art Gallery
    444 Ferry St SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-510-0358
    www.somethingred.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 5:00pm to Friday, December 30, 2016 - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 5:00pm to Friday, December 30, 2016 - 8:00pm

    The Gallery will host the reception for the annual Artists in Action "Something Red" show during First Wednesday, Dec. 7th from 5-8 pm. Featuring Awards presentations and live music by harp guitarist John Doan. Free admission.
    Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery
    444 Ferry St. SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-581-4642
    www.elsinoregallery.com/events

    Downtown Salem
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    5:30pm to 7:30pm
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 -
    5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Perrydale K-12 students will be showing artwork from the Salem Art Association’s Artists in the Schools (AIS) Program. Student photography and felted wool projects completed during AIS residencies from Barry Shapiro and Christiane Payton will be on display. Free admission.
    Bush Barn Art Center The Annex
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Enlightened Theatrics presents "Plaid Tidings"
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 7:30pm
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 7:30pm
    Filled with Christmas tunes that have all been “Plaid-erized,”  Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky are back for their Christmas special. This “heaven-sent” holiday treat will lift your spirits and fill them with nostalgia. Holiday Edition of "Forever Plaid" by Stuart Ross.  Box Office & Regular Ticket Sales: Starting October 19. Reserved Seating, Admission $20-30. Youth, under 18: $10 off.
    Salem's Historic Grand Theatre
    191 High St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-585-3427
    www.EnlightenedTheatrics.org/PlaidTidings
    Downtown Salem
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Holiday Showcase at the Bush Barn Art Center is the best place in Salem to find gifts by regional artisans. Holiday Showcase proceeds help support the programs of the Salem Art Association.
    Bush Barn Art Center 
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    The Nature of Things presents work by artists that use trees through process, material or image including charcoal drawing, wood-fired ceramics, carved/recycled wood, basketry and living plants. 
    Bush Barn Art Center
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm

    Drop off your letter to Santa Claus at the North Pole Express Carousel mailbox between Nov 25 and Dec 20 and receive a response from the jolly ol' elf himself. Pick up a letter form at the Carousel or download from our website http://salemcarousel.wixsite.com/salemcarousel/calendarofevents.
    Salem's Riverfront Carousel
    101 Front St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-540-0374
    www.salemcarousel.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm
    Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm

    Come and celebrate the holidays at the Oregon State Capitol. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. musical performances will fill the Capitol Rotunda with sounds of the season. All performances are free and open to the public. For a schedule of choirs, visit www.oregoncapitol.com and download the PDF.
    Oregon State Capitol
    900 Court Street NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-986-1388
    www.oregoncapitol.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Christmas in the Garden
    Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
    5:00pm to 9:00pm
    Thursday, December 8, 2016 -
    5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Christmas in the Garden is an award-winning event featuring ice skating, a traditional German Christmas Market and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest.  Holiday Express tram, artisan vendors, holiday beverages, festive music & carolers, fire pits and photos with Santa. Admission: $5-$10.
    The Oregon Garden
    879 W Main St
    Silverton, OR 97381
    503-874-8100
    www.oregongarden.org/events/christmas-in-the-garden

  • Enlightened Theatrics presents "Plaid Tidings"
    Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:30pm
    Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:30pm
    Filled with Christmas tunes that have all been “Plaid-erized,”  Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky are back for their Christmas special. This “heaven-sent” holiday treat will lift your spirits and fill them with nostalgia. Holiday Edition of "Forever Plaid" by Stuart Ross.  Box Office & Regular Ticket Sales: Starting October 19. Reserved Seating, Admission $20-30. Youth, under 18: $10 off.
    Salem's Historic Grand Theatre
    191 High St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-585-3427
    www.EnlightenedTheatrics.org/PlaidTidings
    Downtown Salem
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:30pm
    Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:30pm

    A Salem Holiday tradition at Willamette featuring all the choirs and audience carols in the magnificent Hudson Hall decorated at its very best. The performance is an invitation to slow down and focus on the spirit of the season. Tickets for all ages are $10 for adults and $8 for students with ID. On sale Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in the Willamette Music Office. Will Call tickets: 503-370-6255.
    Hudson Hall, Rogers Music Center, Willamette University
    900 State St.
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-370-6255
    www.cal.willamette.edu/calendar/

    Downtown Salem
  • Friday, December 9, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Friday, December 9, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Holiday Showcase at the Bush Barn Art Center is the best place in Salem to find gifts by regional artisans. Holiday Showcase proceeds help support the programs of the Salem Art Association.
    Bush Barn Art Center 
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Friday, December 9, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm
    Friday, December 9, 2016 -
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    The Nature of Things presents work by artists that use trees through process, material or image including charcoal drawing, wood-fired ceramics, carved/recycled wood, basketry and living plants. 
    Bush Barn Art Center
    600 Mission St. SE
    Salem, OR 97302
    503-581-2228
    www.SalemArt.org

  • Friday, December 9, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm
    Friday, December 9, 2016 -
    10:00am to 6:00pm

    Drop off your letter to Santa Claus at the North Pole Express Carousel mailbox between Nov 25 and Dec 20 and receive a response from the jolly ol' elf himself. Pick up a letter form at the Carousel or download from our website http://salemcarousel.wixsite.com/salemcarousel/calendarofevents.
    Salem's Riverfront Carousel
    101 Front St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-540-0374
    www.salemcarousel.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Friday, December 9, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm
    Friday, December 9, 2016 -
    10:00am to 2:00pm

    Come and celebrate the holidays at the Oregon State Capitol. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. musical performances will fill the Capitol Rotunda with sounds of the season. All performances are free and open to the public. For a schedule of choirs, visit www.oregoncapitol.com and download the PDF.
    Oregon State Capitol
    900 Court Street NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-986-1388
    www.oregoncapitol.com

    Downtown Salem
  • Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:45am
    Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:45am

    The Elsinore Gallery will host 8 new local artists in it's Featured Artist Showcase Nov. 2- Jan. 30, 2017. A reception will coincide with the opening of the Miniature show on Nov. 2nd.

    Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery
    444 Ferry St. SE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-581-4642
    www.elsinoregallery.com/events

    Downtown Salem
  • Christmas in the Garden
    Friday, December 9, 2016 -
    5:00pm to 9:00pm
    Friday, December 9, 2016 -
    5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Christmas in the Garden is an award-winning event featuring ice skating, a traditional German Christmas Market and light display in the charming Rediscovery Forest.  Holiday Express tram, artisan vendors, holiday beverages, festive music & carolers, fire pits and photos with Santa. Admission: $5-$10.
    The Oregon Garden
    879 W Main St
    Silverton, OR 97381
    503-874-8100
    www.oregongarden.org/events/christmas-in-the-garden

  • Enlightened Theatrics presents "Plaid Tidings"
    Friday, December 9, 2016 - 7:30pm
    Friday, December 9, 2016 - 7:30pm
    Filled with Christmas tunes that have all been “Plaid-erized,”  Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky are back for their Christmas special. This “heaven-sent” holiday treat will lift your spirits and fill them with nostalgia. Holiday Edition of "Forever Plaid" by Stuart Ross.  Box Office & Regular Ticket Sales: Starting October 19. Reserved Seating, Admission $20-30. Youth, under 18: $10 off.
    Salem's Historic Grand Theatre
    191 High St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-585-3427
    www.EnlightenedTheatrics.org/PlaidTidings
  • Friday, December 9, 2016 - 7:30pm
    Friday, December 9, 2016 - 7:30pm

    A Salem Holiday tradition at Willamette featuring all the choirs and audience carols in the magnificent Hudson Hall decorated at its very best. The performance is an invitation to slow down and focus on the spirit of the season. Tickets for all ages are $10 for adults and $8 for students with ID. On sale Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in the Willamette Music Office. Will Call tickets: 503-370-6255.
    Hudson Hall, Rogers Music Center, Willamette University
    900 State St.
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-370-6255
    www.cal.willamette.edu/calendar/

    Downtown Salem
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    8:00am to 9:00am
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    8:00am to 9:00am

    $20/person. By reservation only. Limited seats available.Create fond memories with your little ones this holiday season.Enjoy a ride on the Carousel with Santa, a delicious breakfast buffet, plus a small gift and a special visit & photo with Santa. ​
    Salem's Riverfront Carousel
    101 Front St. NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-540-0374
    www.salemcarousel.org

    Downtown Salem
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    9:00am to 5:00pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
    9:00am to 5:00pm

    December 10, 9am-5pm and Dec. 11, 9am-3pm. Adults $6. Children 12 & under free. Free parking. buy, sell, trade. guns, knives, ammunition. Lot's of collector items.
    Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center
    520 S. Pacific Hwy. W
    Rickreall, OR 97371
    503-623-3048
    www.co.polk.or.us/fair/gun-show-16