Sometimes the maples take over the fir and oak. This piece was planted in fir. Compare the pictures.
Salem Creative Network is hosting a very informational tour through a sustainably-managed forest in the Eola Hills. Looking forward to dinner tonight.
The Salem Creative Network celebrates Mardi Gras tonight with a benefit for Haiti and 60 jazz musicians at the Grand Ballroom and Theatre. A $5 donation get you in and we have mask for sale ($2-$25) made by the Open Studio artist from f-stop visual arts center.
So tivo NCIS, American Idol and the Olympics; Salem is ALIVE tonight and re3veling in a shared community experience. Shake off the isolation and stroll through downtown with the merry musicians. Most pub crawl venues are throwing parties too. See you there!
More opportunities for some great live music tonight in Salem
Saint gets back together for a Christian Rock reunion with Hollie Pollock at the Grand Theatre.
Groovy JAMalia rocks the Lounge at Willamette Valley Grill.
Join us this month for tons of networking opportunities. Tonight, we’re inaugurating Eat Salem at Vietnam and Saigon Restaurants downtown. This is a new project with eatsalem.com where we meet monthly at different restaurants and socialize. We will visit at least two places so participants can try and compare cuisine. Splitting entrees is encouraged. 5:00 p.m. at Vietnam (364 Center St NE) and 6:30 at Saigon (477 Court St NE) are the selections for tonight.
The Willamettte Valley Wine Walk’s blind wine tasting at Tea Party Bookshop was a hit last month. We will meet there from 6-8 pm. Please bring a bottle of your favorite pinot noir to test against other wines. NOTE: We are skipping Travel Salem’s Travel Cafe due to a schedule conflict. We will return there in March.
We need volunteers for the huge MARDI GRAS fundraiser at the Grand Ballroom and Theater Tuesday, February 16. There are 60 musicians performing from 7-midnight and we want to make the event run smoothly. We’re looking for door staff, a stage manager, two stage gophers, four OLCC servers and general help. Email me if you would like to help. This is a fundraiser for the Red Cross relief effort for Haitian earthquake victims.
On Friday the 19th, we’ll continue the Mardi Gras party at the Creative Pub Crawl so keep those beads warm and masks intact.
For those that just want dessert while networking, we’re offering Just Desserts on Friday the 26th. We’ll meet at Cafe Noir at 6:00 p.m. and continue on to Napoleon’s and search for Salem’s best creme brulee.
There will be a Salem Creative Network fundraising dinner on Sunday, February 28th at Zena Timber featuring lamb shanks to close out the month of February. Tickets are $30 and are going fast. Seating is limited to 30 people. We will unveil our 2010 goals, political action committee and business advocacy group at the dinner.
Whew! Let’s keep this train rolling, it’s picking up speed!