Calendar for September 27, 2019

Through Saturday, October 12

Willamette University Theatre presents Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus. For more details visit

Saturday, September 27 – Monday, September 30

Oregon Symphony, led by conductor Carlos Kalmar, presents Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, with pianist Garrick Ohlsson. The evening also includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25. Visit to purchase tickets and for more details.

Tuesday, October 1

Free admission all day at Hallie Ford Museum of Art, 700 State Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Pollinator Conservation Short Course from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Minto Island Growers, 3394 Brown Island Road S., Salem, OR 97302, is a full day workshop that focuses on protecting and enhancing population of pollinators, especially bees, in agricultural landscapes. Space is limited. The cost is $25 and registration fee of $2.47. Register at

Thursday, October 3 – Tuesday, October 29

Keizer Art Association’s October show is Colors of Autumn. An artists’ reception will be held at the Enid Joy Mount Gallery 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Friday, October 4

The Nightmare Factory opens at 7 p.m. Open Friday and Saturday through November 4. Tickets are $20 each.

Saturday, October 5

McNary High School’s class of 1979 will hold their 40-year reunion at the Keizer Civic Center. For more information, go to or email the reunion committee at [email protected].

Sunday, October 6

“Finding the Psalms in Our Hymns” a hymn festival led by Dr. Carl P. Daw, a professor of theology at Boston University. There will be a choir and brass ensemble conducted by Paul Klemme. 4-5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1444 Liberty Street SE, Salem.

Wednesday, October 9

Elsinore Theatre’s Wednesday Film Series presents Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is $6 or $40 for 8 admissions. 

Friday, October 11 – Sunday, November 3

Enlightened Theatrics presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Visit the box office or for tickets and more information.

Friday – Sunday, October 11 – 13 and Friday – Sunday, October 18 – 20

Sorry, Wrong Number/The Hitchhiker, two one-act plays by Lucille Fletcher. Staged reading at Keizer Homegrown Theatre at the Keizer Cultural Center, 980 Chemawa Rd. N.E. Tickets are $10; free admission for Oregon Trail card holders. Performances at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays.Visit for more information.

Saturday, October 12

The Historic Elsinore Theatre presents Aureum by Halcyon Shows, an aerial and acrobatic adventure tale, 7:30 p.m. Tickets range rom $35 to $55.

Thursday, October 17

McNary Hall of Fame Banquet will be held from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Quality Suites, 5188 Wittenberg Lane, Keizer. Ticket pricing are $60 for individuals, $100 for couples, $350 for a reserved table of seven and event sponsorship is $1,000. Contact [email protected] or visit for more details.

Friday, October 18 – Saturday, November 9

Pentacle theatre presents Mothers and Sons. Visit for more information about the play.

Wednesday, October 23

Community dinner at St. Edward Catholic Church, 5 p.m. Free to the public.