Continuing through Saturday, April 20

Romance is the theme of the 9th annual Heritage Invitation Exhibit at Willamette Heritage Center at Mission Mill. Nine museums from around the region each have displays including Keizer Heritage Museum’s unique Keizur family wedding socks (on loan from the Oregon Historical Society). To learn more visit

Saturday, April 6

The Salem Saturday Market will be open for its 21st season.It is located steps away from the Oregon State Capitol building, and will host over 150 vendors showcasing the bounty and art in Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Sunday, April 7

A string quartet will perform Franz Josef Haydn’s piece Seven Last Words of Christ for the seventh concert in the 2018-19 Evensong Concert Series. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem.

Tuesday, April 9

A three-course high tea will be served at Deepwood Museum and Gardens in Salem. The first seating will begin at 11 a.m. and the second seating will begin at 2 p.m. The tea is $35 per guest and $31.50 for Deepwood members. You can purchase tickets or get more information by visiting or by calling (503) 363-1825.

Wednesday, April 10

Boy Scout Troop 105 will be having a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to close on Wednesday, April 10 at the Keizer Papa Murphy’s off of River Road. Ten percent of the sales for the day and proceeds will go towards hiking and camping trips, as well as important gear.

Sunday, April 14

The Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community will have a Palm Sunday Brunch at 10 a.m. at their retirement community. Admission is $12 for ages 11 and up, $6 for ages four and up, and free for children three and under. All proceeds will be donated to support local community and worldwide projects. Participants can pay at the door, and parties of five or more should RSVP at the business office and register by Monday, April 8.

Keizer/Salem Area Senior Center will host a Hawaiian Luau in their ballroom. Doors open at noon and dinner is served from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is only $15, and guests will be able to enjoy a meal and a Fun Raffle. Music will also be performed by the band Lee Nicholas and Diane starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the front desk or at the door of the Keizer/Salem Area Senior Center.

Tuesday, April 16

McNary High School will host Capital College Night from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More than 25 Oregon colleges and universities will be at the event to answer questions and provide information. It is open to any high school student and families. Students and parents will also have the option of attending Educational Breakout sessions.

Friday, April 26

The Mid-Valley Literacy Center presents Spotlight on Literacy, an opportunity for supporters to come together and recognize the past year’s accomplishments and recognize the progress made by students. The event will be held at Creekside Golf Club, 6250 Clubhouse Dr SE, Salem. The VIP event starts at 5 p.m. and the dinner program starts at 6 p.m. Dinner and program tickets are $50 or $500 per table. VIP reception and dinner program $100 per person or $1,000 per table.

Thursday, May 2

The 21st Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Keizer Civic Center to celebrate National Day of Prayer. The event is non-denominational and all are welcome to participate. You can register at

Sunday, May 5

St. Paul’s Music Guild Presents: Extraordinary Young Musicians. Sadie Byler, a cellist from South Salem High School, will perform. Starts at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1444 Liberty Street SE in Salem.