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JULY 12-15, 2018 | Oregon State Fairgrounds | Salem, Oregon



Friday, July 13, 8:30pm

Saturday July 14, 8:30pm

Former lead vocalist of Journey from 1998-2006! Performs all your favorites!

2 No 1 and 7 top ten including “A Girl Like You”!

JULY 12 HONOR DAY- Seniors and Veterans (valid ID) get in FREE! JULY 13 AWESOME DAY Kids wearing Awesome 3000 shirt get in FREE! JULY 14 AG DAY Home Depot Kids’Workshop | FREE Kids’ Activities JULY 15 FAMILY DAY Meet Superheroes & Star Wars Characters EVERY DAY: Real Heroes- Demonstrations | Petting Zoo | Public Competition Displays All Alaskan Racing Pigs | 4-H & FFA Demonstrations, Shows & Displays | Barnyard Adventures STEAM (Hands on activities: Dirt Babies, 3D Glasses, Fireworks Salt Painting, Build a Ferris Wheel, The Great Balloon Launch).

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appy Summertime!

Ahhh.... summer is finally here. The fruit stands are open, school is winding down, and the warm sunshine is nothing short of spectacular. Summer in the Valley is like no summer anywhere else in the world.

July/August 2018 PUBLISHER Yvette Tripp EDITOR Big plans for your family this year? Will it be a vaca- Yvette Tripp I used to think that summer was my least favorite season, but that was when I lived in Texas. Moving to the Salem area made me a true believer in the glory that is summertime.


tion or a staycation? When you live in such an ing area- they’re kind of one in the same, you know? Maybe I’m spoiled, being self employed and able to slow down with the kids for the summer- but I certainly do appreciate it and never take it for granted. With older kids, who like to sleep till noon if I let them- it’s sometimes hard to get them excited about leaving the house. But I have a list of things we will do this year- and I can’t wait to get us started.

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PO Box 266 So this is the Big To-Do Issue! I scoured the net, made some phone calls, sent a zillion emails and Midwest, Wyoming 82643 came up with some great ideas and fun events to help you and your family have the best summer yet. From splash pads to strawberries, county fair fun to flour mills- there is sure to be something your family can agree on. So grab your flip flops, sunscreen and the closest kiddo’s hand and head out into an amazing summertime full of memories in the making. When you’re lounging by the pool, or under the stars at night- remind yourself that life is truly wonderful, and as parents raising our babies in Oregon- we get to experience the best of the best. Cool lemonade and warm sunshine wishes to you-



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4 tips for boosting your child’s social-emotional intelligence by Jenifer Trivelli M.S.

EQ stands for Emotion Quotient, or Emotional Intelligence – our ability to understand the emotional landscape of others and ourselves and use that understanding to effectively navigate relationships – is understood to be the foundation for a happy, healthy life and creates productive, contributing members of society. Here are four ways to boost your kiddos social-emotional capacity from an early age.

means they have to do something to fix it. Naming the feeling actually activates more brain power, which helps stabilize and soothe over time.

2. Model it. While you’re talking about an emotion you or your kiddo is having, you might as well model how to handle it. You can say “I feel super frustrated. I’m going to <insert coping strategy> (such as take deep breaths, move my body, draw, journal, etc.) to help myself feel better.” Then actually do it.

1. Talk about it. Making emotional and social cues part of every day conversation normalizes your kiddos own internal experience and creates a built-in, repetitive learning environment and process. How to do it? Point out characters in any story and ask your child, “How are they feeling? How do you know? What clues on their face help you to know how they feel?”

If you’re guiding your child through a big feeling, suggest a strategy to do together. This time in with your kiddo will have big payouts later when they’re brain is mature enough to use the strategy on their own. Another way to model EQ is through play. Make a game out of guessing how each other feels when demonstrating a particular feeling, then name something you can do to feel better. You can also have these conversations using puppets, dinosaurs, monster trucks, Legos - whatever your kiddo is into by describing a storyline. This is especially helpful

It can also be helpful to talk about feelings as you and your child and experience them. You can say “You’re feeling mad about having to go to bed because you’d like to stay up longer” or “I’m feeling sad because my friend can’t hang out today.” Parents sometimes think naming tough emotions makes them bigger or

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in building interpersonal problem-solving skills for conflicts between children. It might sound like “Peyton the brontosaurus is sad because their friend Bruno the t-rex said they wouldn’t play with them anymore. What should Peyton do?”

3. Invest in it. Our children are highly aware of what we value as adults, which is evident by what we spend our time and money on. You can see this when even very young infants most want to grab what they see us giving our attention to. Show your kiddos that you value social-emotional intelligence by investing time and/or money with it, and they’ll value it too. Some free ideas (require only time): checking out books on feelings from your local library (the Salem Main Library has an entire brochure of suggestions!), do some yoga or mindful breathing (together or where your kiddos can see/hear you), or create art for different feelings using whatever materials you have lying around.

4. Repeat. The basic formula for installing any new learning is simple: repetition, repetition, repetition. Start with the tip that feels most doable to you, and give it a try several times per day for at least a couple weeks before deciding whether it’s working. Celebrate signs that your child understands their feelings or the feelings of others, even if they show it but don’t necessarily verbalize it. Most kids innately have this capacity and just need help putting words to it. Wherever your kiddo is starting from with EQ, these tips will give them a boost you won’t regret in creating a life rich with meaning and healthy relationships. Jenifer Trivelli, M.S., is a parent of two with a counseling degree and Youth Yoga Certification. She loves sharing brain-based, heart-centered tools with kids, families, couples and organizations. Drop her a line at


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Pick Your Own Fruit


AJR Farms -Jefferson, OR U-pick Organic Blue and Black Berries - Mid June & July U-pick Organic Berries - Mid June & July 2018 Blueberries:Estimated start date June 18) Blackberries: (Estimated start date June 27) â&#x20AC;&#x153;TEXTâ&#x20AC;? 541-979-2295 or email to schedule an appointment. Hours: 4-8 pm weekdays by appointment ONLY.

Beilke Family Farm -Brooks, OR

4925 Rockdale St NE, Brooks Apples are usually ready for picking at the end of August. Cash, Checks and Credit Cards accepted. Also accepts Farm Direct Nutrition coupons. Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 8am to 6pm. Sundays, 12pm to 6pm. (Mid Aug to End of Nov)

Boones Ferry Berry Farm -Hubbard, OR

19602 Boones Ferry Rd NE, Hubbard, OR 97032 Blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, sweet corn, loganberries, marionberries, raspberries and strawberries. Hours: M - F 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed Sundays.

Briggs Family Blueberry Patch

Chuck and Janice have been growing blueberries for over 25 years, With six different types of blueberries, Briggs Family Blueberry Patch is a must for the blueberry lover! Hours: daily from 7:00am 8:00pm.

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Ernst Family Farms - St Paul, OR

3118 Horseshoe Lane Road NE. Saint Paul Ernst Family Farms had been growing enormous, delicious peaches since 1894! With peaches the size of baseballs, they’re perfect for pie making!

Fordyce Farm - Salem, OR

7023 Sunnyview Rd NE Salem, OR 97305 Fordyce Farm sells amazing blueberries, baked goods, and other fresh produce. Located at 7023 Sunnyview Road NE in Salem, it’s a great place to pick up some blueberries if you live in the city! Call (503) 362-5105 or visit their Facebook for more details. They’re open from 8:00am - 6:00pm on Monday to Saturday.

Olson Farms - Salem,OR

6925 Joseph St SE Salem OR Hours: Open Monday - Saturday 9-6, Sunday- 11-6 ​U-Pick closes at 5:30 Blueberries - 1st week of July Rapberries - 1st week of July Cherries - 4th of July Peaches - July 20th Nectarines - August 15th Apples - August 20th ​

Thank You Berry Much Farms -Salem, OR

5975 Culver Dr. SE Salem, Oregon 97317 Thank You Berry Much Farms is a family friendly, specifically U-pick berry farm in Salem. As long as they have berries, you can pick! Their “honor system” means you can pick, weigh, and pay for them all on your own! Greens Bridge Gardens For more information, visit their -Jefferson, OR facebook page and website. 3730 Jefferson Scio Drive Southeast Hours are 8:00am - 8:00pm, but Jefferson, OR 97352 their Honor Box means you can One of the largest u-pick farms pick and buy berries whenever! in Marion County! 61 varieties of (503) 393-2758 apples, peaches, tomatoes, berries, peppers, and flowers! Hours: 9:00am - 6:00pm daily.

Minto Island Growers -Salem,OR

3394 Brown Island Rd S Salem, OR 97302 *Certified Organic Raspberries, Blueberries and Strawberries. U-Pick Hours: Wed- Sun 9-5.

Do you have a favorite berry picking patch? Let me know and I will include it to my ever growing list of amazing u-pick options in the Willamette Valley. For an updated listing visit our website at


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July 1-4

Independence- Western Days

Grand Parade,Cascade Amusements carnival,vendors, Artisans, Entertainers, Crafts, and Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Activities, live entertainment. Fireworks display, on July 3rd and 4th at 10PM.

July 3-7

St Paul- St Paul Rodeo

The rodeo takes place each evening at 7:30 pm July 3-7, with two performances on July 4, including a 1:30 pm matinee. All seats are reserved seating. Tickets sell quickly for the rodeo, so buy them early. Tickets range in price from $16 to $26 and can be purchased online and at the gate the days of the rodeo.

July 3 - September

Salem- Capital Tower Tour

Learn about the Oregon Pioneer statue and enjoy amazing views of Salem. Tower tours are available from early June through early September at 10 a.m., 11

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a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays, weather permitting. Departs from the rotunda on the first floor and climbs to the observation deck atop the Capitol.

July 4-8

Salem- Cherryfest

5:30 pm- 7:30 pm July 4 - 8 Cherryfest NW (formerly Bite & Brew of Salem) in Salemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular downtown Riverfront Park. 4th of July Fireworks, live music, carnival rides and games, unique sweet & savory cuisine and brews,as well as entertainment for kids of all ages.

July 7 - October

Salem- Salem Saturday Market

9am-3pm Every Saturday April- October Over 150 vendors,handmade, handcrafted or homegrown products and local produce. Shakespeare at the Market, Teen Chopped Competition, Power of Produce (POP) Kids Club, Food Demonstrations and so much more! 865 Marion St NE

July 9

July 20

9:00 AM Jeanette Pitalo is teaching Quilt camps for kids this summer. Stop by and sign your kiddo up for some fun for the summer. There are not many spots available. WillnBee’z Quilt and Coffee Shoppe 1555 12th St. SE, Salem, Oregon 97302

More than 200 artists, live music, theatre and dance on the Smiles Dental Stage and the Family Stage, two craft beer and wine gardens put on by Gilgamesh Brewing, more than 20 food booths, the Mountain West Kids’ Court with art activities for the whole family, the Friends of Bush Gardens Plant Sale and much more. Friday, July 20 | 10 am-7 pm Saturday, July 21 | 10 am-7 pm Sunday, July 22 | 10 am-5 pm. Admission (Cash Only): $5 Day, $10 Three-Day Pass FREE 16 & Younger, FREE for All Ages 3-5 pm Sunday, FREE with Oregon Trail Card

Salem- Quilting Kids Camp

Salem- Salem Art Fair & Festival

July 11

Salem- Angel Ocasio @ Loucks Auditorium

4pm This wacky show brings a comedy twist to juggling and magic tricks, but the real fun comes from the interaction Angel has with his audience. Salem Public Library 585 Liberty ST SE

July 21

Salem- Rust-o-Rama

10:00 am-5:00pm The 10th Annual Rat-Rod/Rockabilly Festival of Oregon. Over 10 Rockabilly Bands, Car Show, Vendors, Pin Up Contest, and more! Oregon State Fairgrounds 2330 17th St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

July 12

Salem- $1 off At Super Bounce

Every Thursday, save a buck and come jump with us in our nice air conditioned facility. Refreshments available and too much fun for kids of all ages! 3169 Blossom Dr NE Salem

July 28

Stayton- Santiam Summerfest

July 14

10am Sponsored by Santiam Hospital, Be sure to check out this year’s Family Fun Zone for returning bounce house & amusements, medi-buggy, Baby Palooza vendors & kid’s activities, petting zoo, and more! Stay cool in the sun with a refreshing treat from Kona Ice. Downtown Stayton.

Salem- Family $5 GaGa Ball

Hosted by City of Salem Recreation Services .You come, we arrange the game! Just $5 for the household to participate. Saturday July 14th at 10am at McKay School City Park 2755 Hollywood Drive

July 17-19

Salem- Starr Studio Magical Adventures Dance Camp

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Magical Adventures Dance Camp for Princes and Princesses ages 3-7. Tue July 18 - Magical Kingdom. Wed, July 19 - Enchanted Forest Thur, July 20 - Candyland. Creative dance, themed crafts, and learning, growing, and sharing childlike wonder.$30 per day or $85 for all three! Family discounts apply. Register online before July 8th to save your spot!

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August 1

11am and 1pm Come join the Creature Teachers crew and meet some amazing animal ambassadors! Learn about exotic reptiles, amphibian and invertebrate species! Salem Public Library (Salem, OR) 585 Liberty St SE, Salem, Oregon 97301

chinery demos, threshing, flour milling, fire apparatus demos, museum tours, kids pedal tractor pulling and a Youth Passport program. Blacksmithing, Brooks Depot Museum, a Country Store, a Quilt Show, models, early electricity exhibit, miniature farm display, Operation Lifesaver, swap meet and flea market sales, country music, and great food! 3995 Brooklake Rd NE in Brooks, Oregon

August 1

August 6

Salem-Creature Teachers @ the Salem Public Library!

Albany- Jr. Golf at Springhill

Salem- Kids Yoga Summer Camp

2018 Junior Golf at Spring Hill. Open to all Juniors AGE 6 and UP. 3 different divisions: 3 Holes, 6 Holes and 9 Holes. 8 Weeks of instruction and fun on the course. Limited Spots available, be sure to SIGN UP EARLY to secure a spot. pin Albany Golf & Event Center 155 NW Country Club Ln, Albany

9am-4pm Uses acro-yoga to teach the kiddos more about body awareness and slowing wild movements down so exciting new tricks can be accomplished. Kids explore a variety of social-emotional tools to manage daily stress, anxiety, and other BIG feelings. Breathing spheres to innovative yoga games, kids learn new skills and have fun doing it. GeerCrest Farm & Historical Society 12390 Sunnyview Rd NE

August 4

Keizer-Take Flight

August 6

An awesome event for boys, Kindergarten through 8th grade and the supporting man (Dad, Grandpa, mentor, leader, etc.) in their life. BBQ Lunch and friendly paper airplane competitions. Dayspring Children 1755 Lockhaven Dr NE, Keizer, Oregon 97303

Salem-Kids Bowl Free Summer

August 4-5

Brooks-Great American Steam Up

Train and trolley rides, BIG parade, steam sawmilling, traditional tractor pulling, ma-

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Kids to Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Every weekday All Summer Long!! (till Sept. 5th 2018) Stay active AND cool! This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer!! Visit their website to sign up. Ends Sept. 5th! Town And Country Lanes 3500 River Rd N, Keizer, Oregon 97303

August 6-10

August 11

9:30am -11:30am Choose between 3d modeling and animation, Baking, Contemporary Music, and New and Old Masters of Art. Varied ages depending on camp. With camps available for K-12, you are sure to find something for everyone. Visit their website and click on the community tab to register.

9am · Skyline’s Keizer Ford in Keizer, CAMC Presents the 9th annual Keizer Car Show benefiting the Brent Strohmeyer Memorial Foundation. This all Ford Car Show has amazing raffle prizes, hand made trophies, great food and vendors and so much more!

Salem-Abiqua Summer Camp

Keizer- 9th Annual Keizer Car Show

August 11-12

August 6-10

Portland- Outdoor Family Camperoo

Salem- Fit for Algebra for 9th10th graders

Pitch your tent on the concert lawn and spend the night at the Oregon Zoo. Family friendly activities centered around making a difference both locally and globally. In the morning, you’ll wake to a chorus of elephants and lions and enjoy a special activity before the zoo opens to thepublic. Cost includes dinner, snacks, a campfire with s’mores and a continental breakfast. All ages welcome. Members $50 for ages 12 and up $37 for children ages 3-11 Children 2 and under free Non-members $56 for ages 12 and up $42 for children ages 3-11 Children 2 and under free

1pm - 3pm This camp is designed to help students keep their minds active during the summer while learning algebra so that they can face the school year with confidence! Each camp is $300 and will prepare them for upcoming math classes. Register at Sylvan Learning Center of Salem at 4555 Liberty Rd S Ste 180, Salem

August 11

Salem- Engelwood Forest Fest

A free family-friendly festival with art vendors, live music, environmental education, interactive art activities, and food trucks set in a beautiful heavily wooded park with a splash pool and playgroundsperfect for a summer day. Englewood Park 1260 19th St. NE Salem, OR 97301

August 18

Salem- GaGa Ball

10am-12pm Hosted by City of Salem Recreation Services .You come, we arrange the game! Just $5 for the household to participate. Highland Park2001 Broadway St NE, Salem, Oregon 97301

August 13-17

Salem- Safari, Animal Adventure!

9am -Noon Ages 5-9 create a 3-D animal form, create a journal of projects bound into a book, learn sculpture, collage, printmaking, drawing, poetry, matt board construction, and painting. Walks in our wonderful downtown, including to the carousel and across the Minto Bridge! This camps home base is The Abbey. Cost: 110$ per student, no discounts for sibling with this camp. The Abbey Art Center 331 State Street, Salem. Register at

August 24- Sept 3

Salem- Oregon State Fair

Attractions, Competitions, food, animals, concerts and more. It’s the State Fair! Too much info to list, but you can find all you need to know on their website. Salem Fairgrounds


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Like a modern day treasure hunt, Geocaching is a great outdoor adventure for family members of all ages!

small items, toys or trinkets. In geocaching, if you take something from the cache, you replace it with something of equal or greater value. So, have the kids pack an assortment of trinkets to leave. You will also need a small handheld GPS reciever or a downloaded app such as c:geo for android. A quick search of your phone app store will yield various open source GPS apps specifically for geocaching. You can download one on www.geocaching. com Lastly- caches have logbooks, so don’t forget your pen!

What is geocaching?

What is geocaching, you ask? It’s amazing fun that is alive and well in the Willamette Valley, that’s what it is! Geocaching uses small GPS units or cell phone apps to find hidden “caches” that people have hidden in your neighborhood or out in parks and on trails. Caches are containers of various sizes that are hidden and blend into their surroundings. The cache contains a logbook to sign, and sometimes even small, themed trinkets for trade.

Tips for finding the cache.l

Most GPS recievers are accurate to about 20 feet. Once you near the cache, it’s time to start looking! Remind your children to exercise care and encourage them to be aware of their surroundings. The geocache community follows the “Leave no Trace” principle and even practices a “Cache in, Trash out” mentality. Always respectfully leave the site better than you found it.

How do we get started?

Your first step will be to sign up for a free account on the world-wide database found at Log into the database to find a cache near you. Each cache lists the size of the cache, the difficulty in finding it, terrain and when it was last found. A quick search located over 32 caches within a 2 mile radius of my house! Right here in Salem. One of the caches is boy-scout themed and asks for trinkets that are traded to be of the boyscout variety. Fun!

We found it! Now what?

Woo Hoo! Your first find! Here’s what you do. Open the cache, take something, leave something and write a note in the logbook! Now, carefully replace the cache exactly where you found it. Once you are home, log into your account and leave a message for the owner of the cache. Now- on to the next one! Geocaching is a great addition to hiking excursions, and vacations. There’s always enough time to fit a little “caching” in! Visit our website at to find links to helpful sites and let us know about your geocaching adventure!

What do we need to bring?

Getting your kiddo ready for a cache hunt can be as simple as preparing for a hike. Sturdy shoes, snacks and water are a given. Having done your research in advance, you will know if your cache is a trade cache, and in such a case,it will contain

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SPLISH Hooray for summertime, and the oh-so-cool splash pads! Usually fountains are open seven days a week, beginning the first weekend following the last day of school for summer break. This summer, fountains open on June 15th! Fountains are open during these hours in the following Salem parks:

Riverfront Park 200 Water Street NE 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

River Road Park 3045 River Road N 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Fairmount Park 650 Rural Street S 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Northgate Park 3575 Fairhaven Avenue NE 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Wes Bennett Park 2200 Baxter Road SE 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

West Salem Park 265 Rosemont Avenue NW 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Englewood Park 1260 19th Street NE 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

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-Is the atmosphere exciting? -What kind of activities are children doing?  -What is the focus on reading and literacy? -Consider if the program is a good fit for your family and reflects the values you hold.

Choosing your child’s childcare center or first school is both an exciting and stressful time. Regardless of the qualities you’re looking for, it’s smart to start researching early and apply to multiple programs, because space is often limited and programs fill up fast. Take the time to search for programs your family may quality for based on financial eligibility or other scholarships. Many offer family resources, such home visits, and connection with community resources designed to benefit your family. Here are some questions to ask and things to look for to ensure that the school will be good fit for your family. Be sure to call in advance to arrange a tour. You may want to arrange an initial visit without your child and a follow-up visit to observe how they function in the program.

More Questions to Ask When Choosing a Preschool or a Childcare Center -Are children working all together or individually? -How do parents get involved in the school?  -How is information communicated to parents?  -How does the school address socialemotional and behavioral issues?  -What are the discipline policies?  -Request a copy of the class schedule.  -What are the illness policies?  -Is the space safe?

Before You Go:

-Ask yourself “What kind of childcare or school environment am I looking for? School-based, center-based, or in-home”

When You Get There:

-Spend time observing the classroom. -How large are the classes and what is the teacher-child ratio? -What is the look and feel of the school? 

Visit the Marion & Polk Early Learning Hub’s website at to find a free preschool near you! Choosing a Preschool or a Childcare Center (n.d.) Retrieved and adapted from:

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1850 45th Avenue NE Salem, OR 97305 Phone: (503) 399-5510 Service area: Bush, Highland, Scott, Four Corners, Swegle, Richmond, Grant and Washington.





290 First Street Gervais, OR 97026 Phone: (503) 792- 3803 Service area: Gervais School District

20449 Main Street NE St. Paul, OR 97137 Phone: (503) 633- 2691 ($50 a month tuition)

177 Prospect Street Falls City, OR 97344 Phone: (503) 787-3521 x201 ($15/mo Tuition) Service area: Falls City School District 7445 Perrydale Rd Amity, OR 97101 Phone: (503) 623-2040 Service area: Perrydale School District


2475 Center St NE Salem, OR 97301 Phone: (503) 581-1152 Early Head Start & Head Start Service area: Marion & Polk County


300 market Street, Suite 200 Lebanon, OR 97355 Phone: (541) 451-1581 Head Start Service area: Jefferson School Dist.


Independence: 503-838-2745 Silverton: (503) 981-3001 Salem: (503) 485-0899 Woodburn & Brooks: (503)9 81-3001 Programs: Head Start, Migrant/Seasonal Head Start, Early Head Start & Preschool Promise Service area: Marion & Polk County


9615 Grand Ronde Road Grand Ronde, OR 97347 1859 45th Avenue NE Phone: (503) 879- 2161 Salem, OR 97305 Early Head Start, Head Start and Phone: (503) 399-5510 Head Start, Oregon Pre-Kindergar- Preschool Promise ten, Title Funded & Preschool Promise Service area: Marion & Polk County


SILETZ TRIBAL HEAD START 201 SE Swan Avenue PO BOX 549 Siletz, OR 97380-0549 Phone: (541) 444-2450 Service area: Marion County


4 year olds only 1390 Meridian Drive Woodburn, OR 97071 Phone: (971) 983-3043 programs: Migrant and Preschool Promise Service area: Woodburn School District


Grand Ronde Tribe - Grand Ronde OCDC- Salem, Independence & Silverton Preescolar Daycare Jalisco- Independence WOU- Teaching Resource Institute- Monmouth Chemeketa Child Development Center - Salem Island Adventures - Salem Loving Beginnings - Salem

Mary’s Guaderia- Salem Precious Cargo Preschool- Salem Salem Christian Academy - Salem Salem-Keizer School District- Salem Tiny Hands Specialized Care- Stayton Arce’s Daycare- Woodburn Woodburn School District- Woodburn

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SALEM Salem’s Riverfront Park Close Encounters of the Third Kind *PG JULY 14 Saturday, July 14, 2018 at approx. 9:00 p.m. PG: for thematic elements including frightening situations, and for language The Incredibles *PG JULY 28 Saturday, July 28 at approx. 8:45 p.m. In this celebrated Pixar animated film, a retired superhero crimefighter and his family return to adventuring after spending years undercover, living quiet suburban “normal” lives. Coco *PG AUGUST 4 Saturday, August 4 at approx. 8:30 p.m In the latest Pixar film, aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, journeys into the Land of the Dead to find his great-greatgrandfather, a legendary singer. The Greatest Showman *PG AUGUST 11 Saturday, August 11 at approx. 8:30 p.m. An original musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create the “Greatest Show on Earth,” that captivated audiences around the globe.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi *PG-13 AUGUST 25 Saturday, August 25, 2018 at approx. 8:00 Rey develops her newly discovered abilities. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren leads the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance.

INDEPENDENCE Riverview Park Top Gun*PG-13 JULY 1 July 1, 2018 at approx. 9:30 p.m. Top Gun is a blockbuster thriller that’s chock full of narrow escapes, chases, and battles -- just what older tweens and teens love to see. But parents beware: There are also some violent and upsetting scenes. Coco *PG JULY 12 July 12 at approx. 9:30 p.m. Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, journeys into the Land of the Dead to find his great-greatgrandfather, a legendary singer. Splash *PG JULY 19 July 19 at approx. 9:30 p.m A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love.


Jumanji *PG-13 July 26 July 26 at approx. 9:30 p.m. Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game. Paranormal Activity *R (Adults only) AUGUST 2 August 2, 2018 at approx. 8:30 p.m. After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly presence. Karate Kid *PG AUGUST 9 August 9 at approx. 8:30 pm The classic 1984 film, A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager. Black Panther *PG AUGUST 16 August 16 at approx. 8:30 p.m. The King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of his father’s mistake.

SILVERTON At the Oregon Garden Thursday evenings, doors open at 7pm, movie begins at dusk. Admission Adults: $4, Teens 12 – 17: $3 Children 5-11: $2, Members: $2 Children 4 and under: Free NeverEnding Story *PG JULY 12 A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. Sleepless In Seattle *PG JULY 19 A recently widowed man’s son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

Footloose *PG JULY 26 A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace Top Gun *PG AUGUST 2 As students at the United States Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things not taught in the classroom. Pitch Perfect *PG-13 AUGUST 9 Beca is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group to take on their male rivals in a campus competition. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial *PG AUGUST 16 A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. Karate Kid *PG AUGUST 23 The classic 1984 film, A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager. Ice Age *PG AUGUST 30 Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe.

ALBANY Monteith Park General Seating area opens at 8:00 p.m As of printing, Albany had not listed Movie Titles yet. Visit for more information. JULY 20- To Be Announced JULY 27- To Be Announced AUGUST 3- To Be Announced AUGUST 10- To Be Announced For links and more info visit


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Ouch,Ouch Baby!


No matter how hard you trysometimes kiddos sunburn...

Oh man. There is nothing harder on a parent than seeing your baby in pain. And by baby, I mean our kiddos of all ages. Just this past weekend, my 16 year old son went to the lake with friends. Fair skinned and red-headed, I knew he could be headed for trouble. Looking past the rolled eyes, and the “I’m a big kid and I can take care of myself” looks, I gave him the long and involved “how to” about fair skin and sunburns. Having never had a sunburn before- I knew he didn’t understand. Oh, but that evening, he sure did. He had streaks of blistered skin where he missed putting on sunscreen. Whether you are pro or con when it comes to sunscreen, we can all agree that the aftermath of too much sun is just plain miserable.

What is sunburn? Sunburn is a red, painful skin reaction after exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. The skin absorbs UV light from sunlight as well as artificial sources of light such as tanning beds. UV rays can also cause invisible damage to the skin. Excessive or multiple sunburns cause wrinkling and premature aging of the skin. Sun exposure is also the leading cause of skin cancer.  UV rays are strongest during summer months when the sun is directly overhead—normally between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

What are the symptoms of sunburn? These are the most common symptoms of sunburn: • Redness • Swelling of the skin • Pain • Blisters • Fever • Nausea • Chills • Weakness, confusion, or faintness

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First aid for sunburn

Preventing sunburn

If your kiddo gets a sunburn, these tips can help make them more comfortable: • Have your child take a cool bath or use cool compresses on the sunburned area. • Give your child acetaminophen or ibuprofen for discomfort and fever. Be sure to follow the directions on the container. • Apply a topical moisturizer, aloe gel, hydro cortisone cream, or a topical pain reliever to sunburned skin. Noxema is especially sooth- ing on unbroken skin. • If blisters are showing, don’t break them open, as infection can occur. • Keep your child out of the sun until the burn is completely healed. • Give your kiddo extra fluid for several days to avoid dehydration.

Protect your child from the sun starting at birth and continuing throughout your child’s life. The best way to prevent sunburn in children older than 6 months is to follow the A, B, Cs recommended by The American Academy of Dermatology:

A- Avoid

Avoid the sun in the middle of the day. This is when the sun’s rays are the most damaging.

B- Block

Block the sun’s rays using a SPF 30 or higher sunscreen. Apply the lotion 30 minutes before going outside and reapply it often during the day. Use broad spectrum sunscreens that block the greatest amount of UVA and UVB rays.

C- Cover-up

Cover up using protective clothing, such as a long sleeve shirt and hat when in the sun. Use clothing with a tight weave to keep out as much sunlight as possible. Sunglasses and hats with brims are important.

When should I call my child’s healthcare provider? Specific treatment for sunburn will be determined by your child’s healthcare provider and may depend on the severity of the sunburn. In general, call your child’s healthcare provider if: • The sunburn is severe or forms blisters • Your child has symptoms of heat stress such as fever chills, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, or feeling faint  

Prevention of course, is the goal- but understand that sunburns can happen to even the most diligent of parents. Treating the sunburn correctly to avoid infection, and making your kiddo as comfortable as possible will help ease the trauma and get you both through the misery and on to better days.


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Fooducate: Feeding our fami-

Today’s technology is all about convenience. Everywhere you turn- there’s an app to make your life easier. We’ve gathered some that are affordable, fun and almost neccessary!

lies healthily can feel like a real chore. Cut the time consuming research with this app. The bar-code scanner offers up a nutrition grade (A, B, C, or D) and healthier alternatives for products, plus user comments. Its specialized programs help you feed your family healthy and avoid allergies, etc. All platforms; free

Chore Monster: No more long

chore charts and skeeping track of stickers. Go digital and make life easier. When your child works, he or she earns virtual points for instant gratification. Then, they can cash them in for real-world rewards such as TV time or extra allowance. All platforms; free

Mint: If you’re looking to budget

every dollar, you can put your bank and credit-card info all in one place to automatically monitor spending. Easy to read graphics give you the story visually. No more “Where did my money go?!” because now, you know! All platforms; free

Sky Guide: Spend the summer

nights outside with the family and learn more about the skies above. Just hold up your device and the app automatically aligns with the sky above (day or night!) to show you constellations. Click on stars to learn about them, track satellites, and monitor the path of comets. Apple only; $2

Gas Buddy: Stop circling the

block looking for the best deal on fuel.Gas Buddy finds the cheapest gas stations near you. All platforms; free

Headspace: Headspace guides

you to chill out in just 10 minutes. Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple. Teaches the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day. All platforms; free.

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StockUp:: Scan bar codes of

your fave products at home to find the best local price when you need to restock. If you find a good deal, share it using the app so others know about it too. App is also good for making shopping lists, and you can earn cash rewards through PayPal too. All platforms; free Google Play or Apple Store



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Willamette Kids and Family July/August 2018  

It's the Big To-Do issue! Lots of fun things for Salem, Oregon families and their neighbors. Check out the calendar of events, Movies in t...

Willamette Kids and Family July/August 2018  

It's the Big To-Do issue! Lots of fun things for Salem, Oregon families and their neighbors. Check out the calendar of events, Movies in t...