May 212010

Our creative solutions for social innovation are making a difference in Salem. When we started around this time last year, it became evident that opportunities for improving Salem were falling through the cracks and with a little organization, new, creative ideas could fill that gap. Little did we realize the impact these simple solutions would have on economic development and quality of life in Salem.

As we near our one year anniversary, we would like to thank all of you for believing in the Salem Creative Network and the possibility of making Salem more livable.

Here’s what’s coming up:

Friday, May 21
Creative Pub Crawl – South of the Border
Join us as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo tonight. Yes, it’s a few weeks after the fact but we’ll don our sombreros and ponchos for on last fiesta.
6:00 Venti’s Cafe and Basement Bar
6:45 Copperjohn’s
7;30 Brown’s Towne Lounge
8:15 Magoo’s Sports Bar
9:00 Pete’s Place
9:45 Cokie’s Landing
10:30 FlipSide!

Friday June 11 Willamette Valley Wine Walk – Pinot Noir Explore the Northwest television show
We’re taping a segment for the television show, “Explore the Northwest” during the walk and have a few more surprises in store for wine enthusiasts. Bring your favorite Pinot Noir and see how they rank in the blind tasting!

6:00 Coffee House Cafe wine bar sneak peek
7:00 Pinot Noir BLIND WINE TASTING at Bishop Building loft apartments downtown
9:00 Allessandro’s Ristorante and galleria
10:00 Bentley’s Grill
11:00 FlipSide!

Sunday June 13 Salem City Repair Cob House Tour
Did you know that cob structures already exist in Salem? Join us as we take a look at completed projects and plan for our first sculpture.

Friday, June 18 Creative Pub Crawl – African Safari
Are you a hunter or the hunted? We’re tracking the big cats around downtown as we bring one year of crawling to a close.

Thursday July 7 Salem Green Professionals – Zena Timber Tour
Join the Salem Green Professionals on a tour of Zena Timber, a sustainably-managed forest in the Eola Hills.

Friday, July 23 Creative Pub Crawl – Life’s a Beach ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Pop those corks! We’ll be celebrating one year of crawling downtown with an event of magnitudinal proportions with more bars, restaurants and retail stores than ever before.

Friday July 30 Willamette Valley Wine Walk -Rosé
For those hot summer months, nothing beats a chilled rosé and we’ll be sipping them during our BLIND WINE TASTING. Details to follow.

August Solarize Salem launch
This will be the first city-wide project of the Salem Creative Network. We’re offering homeowners an opportunity for a group purchase of solar energy installations. Look for workshops in your neighborhood for the opportunity to generate green power on your roof.

Thanks again for your outpouring of interest and support. Salem deserves all this attention and much, much more. Contact us if you would like to help in the planning of these or any other programming.


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