Chainsaws fire up at story pole

Tyler Strauslin finishes off a an eagle near the top of the Keizer’s first story pole in front of the Keizer Civic Center. Former Keizer mayor Lore Christopher expected to have the first of two story poles, located in front of the Keizer Civic Center, completed six months after the[Read More…]

Richardson celebrated for community stewardship

Darrell Richardson receives a desk clock in honor of his selection as the city’s Volunteer of the Quarter.  Mayor Cathy Clark called it “long overdue,” but honoring Darrell Richardson as Keizer’s Volunteer of the Quarter also came just in time.  Richardson and his wife, Shirley, who have lived in the[Read More…]

Countryside VBS begins Aug. 4

Countryside Christian Church will host its annual vacation Bible school (VBS) from Sunday, August 4 to Thursday, August 8 at Countryside, 5775 McLeod Lane NE. Each day will begin at 6:15 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. The theme this year is ‘Roar! Life is wild, God is good.’ Attendees[Read More…]

OPVA car show in Salem July 27

Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America Show and Shine Car Show will be hosted at the Salem Home Depot, Hagers Grove Road SE, on Saturday, July 27.  The show begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Admission is free. Attendees will have a chance to view various cars, trucks[Read More…]

NW BBQ fest at Willow Lake this weekend

The first ever NW BBQ Bacon, Beer & Steak Festival will be hosted at Keizer’s Willow Lake Golf Center on Saturday, July 20, and Sunday July 21. The festival will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday and at 10 a.m. on Sunday.  Attendees will have opportunities to enjoy music, a[Read More…]

Art Assoc. art contest deadline approaching

The show at the Keizer Art Association (KAA) for August is the annual KAA Member Showcase. Any art of any medium depicting the artist’s choice of subject may be entered. Intake for the art will be Wednesday, July 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. All media will be accepted including[Read More…]

Calendar for July 19, 2019

Continuing through Saturday, July 20 Shakespeare in the Park—As You Like It, presented by Keizer Homegrown Theatre, 7 p.m. performances at Keizer Rotary Amphitheatre at Keizer Rapids Park. Free admission. No outside food or beverages, no animals. keizerhomegrownt Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21 Salem Art Fair and Festival,[Read More…]

Scoot Salem brings two-wheeled fun

On June 22, motor scooter/mini bike enthusiasts came from as far away as Spokane to take part in the 3rd Annual Scoot Salem event.   Three years ago, Scoot Salem held it first event and had about 20 participants from around the Salem-Keizer area.  This time, Scoot Salem had more than 80[Read More…]

Hunt for love in ‘As You Like It’

Jaiden Holder, who plays the role of Rosalind, smiles as her love interest, Orlando (played by Toby Sampson) writes poetry (KEIZERTIMES/Matt Rawlings). For the eighth straight summer, Keizer Homegrown Theater continues their tradition of Shakespeare in the Park with their rendition of the romantic comedy As You Like It. The[Read More…]