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News, Art & Entertainment

Vol 8 Issue 16 • Nov 17-Nov 30, 2011

Would you like some turkey with your wine?


They came from here

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Oregonians who aren’t fans of Maury or Judge Mathis are expected to hear word of a disaster.


I basically had to choose between an internship at a production company making coffee for people making local T.V. commercials, or intern at a news station running around having newsy adventures.


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Turkey Wine


I get a great deal out of watching people gain confidence, taking hold of mediums that they have been exposed to, and learning new things that they never thought they could achieve.


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The landscape changes as you climb, ferns and maples giving way to madrones and manzanita, But the variety of mushrooms erupting through the composted soil was really the most amazing..

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by Brian Greggs In a stunning episode outside of PetSmart on Lancaster Drive NE, Meghan Fleming, having given a $5 bill to a transient, subsequently changed her mind, pulled a pellet gun on the man and demanded that he return the money. Now, apart from the inherent depravity of this incident, some questions remain. For instance: Why was Fleming carrying a pellet gun in the first place? Did she intend to liberate some feeder mice with it? And why would she ask for her money back, after giving it away to a homeless man? Had she forgotten to buy some fish flakes for her bettas while she was inside? #Whoops! According to the Associated Press, Oregon has failed the first-ever test of a new nationwide emergency alert system. Local television and radio outlets, which relay the signal to their audience, reported receiving a weak signal or no signal at all during the test, which took place at 11 a.m. this past Wednesday, November 9. Many Oregon residents were unaware of the system’s failure, however, as, well, nothing happened. It remains unclear how Oregonians who aren’t fans of Maury or Judge Mathis are expected to hear word of a disaster. Perhaps FEMA could consider coughing up for free unlimited texting for all U.S. cell phone owners, and send out the next test by text. Now that Keizer voters have rejected a plan to increase the tax that pays for 911 service, city police and fire departments will have to find other ways to make up the $838,000 difference. The tax, which would have risen from 75 cents to $4.86 per phone line per month, pays for a share of the costs of the Willamette Valley Communications Center, a division of the Salem Police Department that handles 911 calls for police fire and medical agencies throughout Marion and Polk Counties. In 2010, the center handled 149,808 emergency calls. Though Keizer officials pledge that 911 service will not be going away, cuts will have to be made somewhere. Word is forthcoming on whether pricey police cruisers might be replaced by old Ford Festivas, or whether the fire district would consider using more affordable rubber axes in place of the steel ones they use now.

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One can scarcely imagine the tableau that greeted Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Martin Bennett when he entered a filbert orchard near Gervais on the morning of Thursday, November 10. A kiss of fog winding around trunks and burls, under the intimate cover of yellowing fall foliage? Certainly no stretch. But a naked man perched 12 feet up in a tree? Less likely. Deputy Bennett was dispatched after several 911 callers on this very cold morning reported sightings of a naked man in tennis shoes, masturbating under the trees. After arriving at the scene, Bennett found the man’s shoes abandoned in the dirt, and a path of footprints, but nothing else. Returning with a police dog named Renzo, Bennett was led to the man’s tree. The man, who reportedly had been out drinking with friends the night before, and could not remember how he got to the orchard, will be charged with three counts of public indecency—presumably one for each tree that was afflicted.

They came from here by Jason Stringer

Ryan Neighbors

Before: Sprague High School graduate, front-man of Salem band “Shepherds of Ontario” Now: Keyboardist, back-up vocalist for “Portugal, The Man” SW: How did you end up joining Portugal. The Man? RN: In the summer of 2007, The Shepherds of Ontario (Neighbor’s former band) went on tour with Portugal, The Man. We didn't open for them, we (Ryan, Kirk Ohnstad and Matt Moore) were their backing band... The initial summer tour ended up turning into a Europe tour and two more US tours. At the end of the tour, Portugal asked me if I could record on their new record, which eventually turned into me joining the band full time. SW: Was there a moment when you realized, “hey, we’re kind of a big deal?” If so, when was it? RN: (When we played) Bonnaroo in 2009, I thought, “Wow, I can't believe our name is on the same poster as Kanye West and the Arcade Fire...” In February of 2010, we signed to Atlantic Records—walking through their office in New York, seeing all the platinum records on the wall, signing a six record contract—I thought, “wow, we have made it.” And then most recently, we played the Conan show— our first television appearance ever. That was a crazy feeling. But then you go see a band like Radiohead perform and you think, we aren’t (crap). SW: Do you miss anything about playing in Shepherds of Ontario? RN: Oh yes, a lot. We were a band for four years. Started in high school, went to Norway together, moved to Portland together. Needless to say, Matt, Kirk, and I were best friends before we even started playing music. We worked well together. We were very open about trying new things—and it should be obvious, but we had so much fun playing live. SW: Do you have any advice for Salem musicians that aspire to be full-time rock stars? RN: I would say to play as much as you possibly can. Live shows are the best kind of practice. You have to deal with technical problems as quickly as possible. (Another thing is) working on writing the best set list you can that doesn’t lose audience attention. But the main thing I would say is to play for different people. If you play for the same 20 friends every weekend, that is all that you will play for.

SW: When’s the next chance for Salemites to come check out PTM? RN: We are playing the Crystal Ballroom on December 9th, but I believe it is already sold out. But we often do secret shows at friends bars and acoustic performances at record stores, so I am sure the opportunity will arise soon enough. I look forward to seeing Preston at a show.

Before: Willamette Noodle Company dishwasher, CCTV volunteer, Sprague High graduate Now: KMTR (NBC Affiliate) Douglas County Bureau Chief

SW: When did you decide you wanted to start a career in TV news? DA: It just kind of happened. I went to junior college in Gresham at Mt. Hood C.C. for video production. I was just making goofy short films with my friends. To graduate the program, you needed to do an internship somewhere. I basically had to choose between an internship at a production company making coffee for people making local T.V. commercials, or intern at a news station running around having newsy adventures. I interned at KPTV Fox 12 and it was super fun, everyone was cool, and I thought “I’ll just do this.” SW: Is this your first job in the field? DA: This is my first reporting job. After taking my awesome news internship, I ended up working at Willamette Noodle Company as a dish washer. It gets better… Then I was laid off and went on unemployment. But this gave me the opportunity to start volunteering, making videos for CCTV - (the) best place ever. If it weren't for the videos I made at CCTV, I wouldn't have gotten my first “real” job, which was at a super small station in Roseburg called KPIC, making TV advertisements. The place was so small, they let you do whatever you want, so I started doing news. Then this opening at a Eugene station came up, and I hustled like a mad man trying to get it. My persistence paid off. SW: What is the strangest story you’ve ever covered? DA: (A) story about a guy who allegedly chopped his uncle in the neck with an axe. I went over to the house where it happened, and ended up talking to the allegedaxe-swinging-guy’s dad, who witnessed the whole thing. He actually gave me a play by play of how it all went down, starting with an argument about (a video game), and ending on the still-bloody front deck where (the incident allegedly occurred). Then, during the interview, he starts talking about how his son isn’t violent and shouldn’t be in jail. I was thinking “you just told me your son got in an argument with his uncle and decided to resolve it by attacking him with an axe. What world do you live in where that is the non-violent approach?” Bizarre. SW: What advice do you have for young-uns that wish to be TV news personalities? DA: Just keep doing anything related to television or video production. Volunteer, get an internship, make stupid home movies with your friends, anything. If you have the (grades), and the money, or the will to get student loans, just take journalism at (University of Oregon). SW

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SW: What’s in PTM’s plans for the next year? RN: In January we are heading to Europe to support the Black Keys for eight shows. We are ecstatic about this by the way, (because) we are all huge Black Keys fans. We are going to Australia for the first time ever right after that. Then in February we will probably start recording another record.

David Anderson

Social Discourse favorite hike?


Question: What is your favorite outdoor hike within an hour of Salem? I thoroughly enjoy the hike at Opal Creek...buuut, it’s actually most enjoyable when I’m not weaving through crowds... thus my obscurantism fails me here, so I will say this to balance it out; Don’t litter. -Alva Valencia The Drift Creek Bridge trail in the coastal mountain range is a fun hike with an amazing payoff view. You get to a suspension bridge that overlooks a waterfall. Stunning. In the summer, in the summer you can go down below the bridge and swim beneath the falls to cool off. Salmon berries to pick and nibble at along the trail. -Michael Allen McCormick Silvercreek Falls. Because... that’s pretty much the only place I can easily find and is within decent driving miles. Plus I’ve been going since I was a kiddo, so it brings back memories. I also appreciate the varying options on the trail lengths. :) -Chandra EcoTerrorist Timm There’s a nice little waterfall hike on the Salem side of Mehama . Shellburg Falls. Just about 1/2 hr drive, nice little hike ... good place for a picnic. -Sherry Epperly Hall My favorite hike in this area is the Little North Santiam Trail #3338. It is 7.4 miles round trip and takes you along the river, passing rocky beaches and cascading waterfalls. Great views of a gorge, Henline Mt and Three Pools. And only one hour away. We are so lucky to live in the Willamette Valley. -Hiker Chick

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guestopinion Put yourself in their shoes by Lori Beamer “When you’re drowning, you don’t say ‘I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,’ you just scream.” -John Lennon Close your eyes and put yourself in the shoes of a person in your community experiencing poverty for a day. OK, that would be nearly impossible to do and read this column at the same time. So, try holding your breath while you read this article. Count to 3; one, two, three, take a deep breath and hold! Your shoes are worn, wet from the rain and ill-fitting. You do not have another pair to change into, but need to get yourself and your children to the bus stop which is 4 blocks from your apartment. You need to get your children to daycare so you can go on to attend your community college classes. You are a single parent. Your children are healthy… On the way to the bus stop, however, one of them suddenly complains of a headache, sore throat, hot red rash on their trunk, and has a fever. You must return home and miss your final exam. You cannot afford a computer at home. You do not have a car to take your child to Urgent Care. Your cupboards are bare because it is the end of the month. You had planned to go to the local food bank on your way home from school to get the food you needed to get you through the next 3 days. You moved to this community to attend the local community college to get your degree as a Registered Nurse. You have always believed in the American Dream; if you worked hard enough, you would be rewarded financially and respected in your community. You work on weekends at a minimum wage job, and will not be able to work this weekend because you have no resources for childcare. Therefore, you do not have enough money to cover your monthly expenses. You will have to compromise on food or utilities. You can breathe now! How does poverty feel? Like holding your breath for a long time? “My name is Thomas. I visited the Food Share with a group from my school this fall. We got to help bag up rice and then we went on a tour of the warehouse and saw the new kitchen being built. I was happy to see all the food. My family gets food boxes sometimes and it really helps us. I didn’t want to tell my friends that because I was embarrassed. I hope to get to volunteer again so I can help others.” —Comment left by student on tour of MPFS.

For the future of our communities, educate yourself and your professional organizations about what the experience of poverty really is. Ask questions, suspend judgement and support the children and families who are in so much need.

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Lori Beamer is Executive Director of CoActive Connections. CAC is a new non-profit in Salem. They serve Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties facilitating poverty awareness trainings for organizations serving people experiencing poverty. She can be reached at lori@coactiveconnections. net, or call 503.990.7501. If you or someone you know is interested in having your opinion published in Salem Weekly as a guest opinion, please send us a written piece under 450 words to

Johan Vineyards

by Jodi Kerr

Dag Johan Sundby came to Oregon from Norway because he wanted to make Oregon Pinot Noir. Now he does, and Thanksgiving weekend is an opportunity to come and taste his attention to detail and his dream. The vineyard is Demeter Certified Biodynamic®, which means it is cared for with old world farming practices. “We use no chemicals; we farm with the stages of the moon and the stages of the vines. Special preparations are made. It is time consuming but we are very involved in the vineyard,” said Stacy McGinnis, direct sales manager. “We punch down with our feet just to keep the gentleness and the quality there. Of course our feet are sterilized, but it helps to keep the gentleness and the quality there. We are keeping those grapes as natural as they can be,” said McGinnis. “We have just had a nice harvest and we are ready to celebrate,” said McGinnis. “We are part of the Mid-Valley Wine Trail, and we want people to realize there are quite a few wineries down here.” If visiting a winery where the harvest and the final product all come together because of one team appeals to you, come Thanksgiving weekend and take a peek. The small winery only produces 2,000 cases per year. “It has its advantages. All of our fruit is estate grown and we are very connected to our product.” From November 25th through 27th taste the new release of 2009 Tasting Room Pinot Noir, 2009 Reserve Chardonnay, as well as a library tasting of 2007 Pinot Noir, Three Barrel. Enjoy light snacks, live music and mulled cider for designated drivers. Fee: $10 includes logo glass; $5 without glass, both fees refunded with bottle purchase. Johan Vineyards 4285 N. Pacific Hwy. (99W), Rickreall 866-379-6029

Ankeny Vineyard Nothing says “holiday” like a wood-fired pizza. From November 26th to 28th Ankeny Vineyard will be debuting its first Thanksgiving pie, pizza pie from a wood oven that is. For $10 you can take advantage of a full wine tasting experience, pizza buffet, and peruse around the Thanksgiving-only wine sale. The festivities run 11 a.m – 5p.m. The pizza oven has been a new addition since June, put together with a kit and some custom touches. “We thought it was perfect to get it going for Thanksgiving for people who wanted something different,” says winemaker Andy Thomas. Take a drive out Thanksgiving weekend. Of course the real reason to visit Ankeny is because of the wine. “All of our wines are made here on the premises,” said Thomas. “I like the Pinot Noir, because it is distinctive and delicious.” The weekend will give opportunity to taste about ten different wines on the Ankeny list, including a red, a white, a rosé and a dessert wine. “We have a Maréchal Foch that is a deep rich red. It goes great with pizza,” said Thomas.

Grape sorting during the 2011 harvest at Illahe Vineyards in Dallas.

Salem Arcane Cellars 22350 Magness Road NW, Salem 503-868-7076, Award-winning wines and new releases to be tasted, including Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris, Pinot Gris Rosé. Pinot Noir Rosé, Syrah, Pinot Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Walla Walla Merlot, and Riesling. Located in a beautiful setting along the Willamette River, just west of the Wheatland Ferry. $10, Sat-Sun, 12-4. Bethel Heights Vineyard 6060 Bethel Heights Road NW, Salem 503-581-2262, Tasting includes the 2008 Casteel Reserve, grand finale of a great vintage, plus newly released 2009 Pinots and a 94-point Chardonnay. 17-percent case discount on all wines, 10 percent on half cases. $5, Fri-Sun, 11-5. Bryn Mawr VIneyards 5955 Bethel Heights Road NW, Salem 503-581-4286, Taste through featured current and prerelease wines, alongside a selection of locally crafted cheeses. $5, Sat-Sun, 11-5. Cristom Vineyards 6905 Spring Valley Road NW, Salem 503-375-3068, Taste through their lineup of 2008 single-vineyard wines, and see why these wines are consistently rated

Ankeny Vineyard 2565 Riverside Road S., Salem 503-378-1498

$10 tasting fee refunded with wine purchase of $100. Tasting through our stellar lineup of 2008 wines.

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among the very best in Oregon. Library wines will also be available for sale. $10 waived with $100 purchase, Sat-Sun, 10-4. Cubanisimo Vineyards 1754 Best Road NW, Salem 503-588-1763, cubanisimovineyards. com Cubanisimo will be hosting wine tasting, new releases, live music and Cuban-style tapas. $10; club members free, Fri-Sun, 12-5. Evening Land 572 Patterson Street NW, Ste. 101, Salem 503-395-2520, eveninglandvineyards. com A harvest tasting at a brand-new winery in West Salem. Come taste their ‘09 Estate wines from Seven Springs Vineyard and newly released ‘10 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Simple food, bread and some beautiful wines. $10, Sat-Sun, 11-3. Honeywood Winery 1350 Hines Street SE, Salem 503-362-4111, Oregon’s oldest winery is offering a tasting selected from over 50 different wines, from dry to sweet, along with appetizers., Take a look at holiday gift packs on display or browse gift shop full of Oregon food products and gifts. Fri-Sun, 11-6.

Kathken Vineyards 5739 Orchard Heights Road NW, Salem 503-316-3911, Thanksgiving Weekend open house with tasting in the yurt at the top of the vineyard if weather allows. $8, Fri-Sat, 11-5; Sun 12-4. Orchard Heights Winery 6057 Orchard Heights Rd. NW, Salem 503-391-7301, ex. 5200, Annual open house includes awardwinning wines, light appetizers and conversation with friendly and knowledgeable staff. $5, Fri-Sat, 11-5; Sun 9-5. Pudding River Wine Cellars 9374 Sunnyview Road NE, Salem 503-365-0391, Thanksgiving Weekend Open House includes new release wine tasting and light hors d’oeuvres. Fri-Sun, 11-5. Redhawk Vineyard & Winery 2995 Michigan City Avenue NW, Salem 503-362-1596, “Before & After” Thanksgiving Festival features wine tasting, delicious food and live music. New releases include 2010 Redhawk Red and 2010 Syrah. $15 includes logo glass and food, Fri-Sun, 11-5.

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Left Coast Cellars

Left Coast Cellars is offering a Thanksgiving experience “right on” for a holiday fall weekend. Left Coast Cellars is known for higher quality and lower prices. “We pride ourselves on being carbon neutral and having sustainable farming practices,” said Angey Rideout, tasting room associate. “Left Coast is an entire experience; our winemaker has a specific style that stands out among others in the area. It’s a good place to be.” Left Coast Cellars isn’t just about great wine. It is also their commitment to the environment that celebrates Earth Day everyday with their wine-making practices. Left Coast is one of 14 wineries to complete the Oregon Environmental Council’s Carbon Neutral Challenge. With three different Pinot clones on the property, a tasting offers wine buffs the chance to test their palate to see which clone they prefer. “We offer three different Pinot Noirs in each flight, so it is a good chance to experience each different style,” said Rideout. The tasting room will be open November 25th through 27th from 11am until 5pm. Left Coast will be celebrating the debut of their Truffle Hill Chardonnay, and 2008 Latitude 45 and the all-Pommard 2008 Right Bank Pinot Noir. Guitarist Michael Balok performs Friday while the Danny Wold Jazz Trio plays Saturday and Sunday. Gift hunters can choose between specially priced gift collections available to give the gift of great wine this holiday season. The event costs $10 and includes snacks and a logo glass; it is complimentary for wine club members and guests. “It is a time to celebrate the harvest being in, and the holidays kicking off,” said Rideout. Left Coast Cellars 4225 N. Pacific Hwy. (99W), Rickreall 503-831-4916

Willamette Valley Vineyards Thanksgiving weekend at Willamette Valley Vineyards is a chance to treat your palate to a taste of the evolutional maturation of wine. New “baby” wines just made from the 2011 harvest will be available to taste from the barrel, and specially chosen library wine that has been aged to perfection will wow wine enthusiasts. Pair wine tastes with chocolate and cheese nibbles. Local vendors such as Extreme Chocolates, Cadadia Cheese, Rosecrest Farms, The Chocolate Beagle, and Burst Candies will be on site providing samples and holiday gift options. “It’s a wonderful weekend to come out and try the wine, and a great opportunity to grab special treats for the holidays. It’s kind of our wind down from harvest, because we are getting ready to barrel,” said Rachel Shepherd, retail manager. “A Library wine is a wine that is not a current vintage. It’s a treasure we pull out,” said Libby Spencer, Sales Operation Manager. “We monitor the progression and wait to try them until we think they are aged to perfection.” Enjoy library wines, decadent chocolates, gourmet cheeses, and more from local vendors. Bring your family and loved ones, or adventure out on your own and experience Oregon’s bounty. Friday through Sunday, from 11am to 6pm. General admission is $10 and includes a Riedel wine glass. Upgrade to the "Cellar Pass" for $5 more and join our winemakers in the cellar for an exclusive barrel tasting experience.

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Willamette Valley Vineyards 8800 Enchanted Way, Turner 503-588-9463

Winemaker Phil Kramer during harvest at AlexEli Vineyard and Winery in Molalla. (Photo by Heidi Hoffman Photography) St. Innocent Winery 5657 Zena Road NW, Salem 503-378-1526, Tasting features 2009 Pinot Noir, Momtazi and Freedom Hill Vineyard, and 2010 Pinot Gris and Blanc. Also a chance to taste futures of the 2010 Pinot Noir Special Selection, and the winemaker’s famous cassoulet. $12, Fri-Sun, 11-4. Stangeland Vineyards 8500 Hopewell Road NW, Salem 503-581-0355, Larry’s scrumptious meatballs and other tasty hors d’oeuvres will be served for your enjoyment. 2009 releases and great Tempranillo and Estate Pinots for review, plus a raffle for a fully-loaded Christmas tree, proceeds to benefit Historic Deepwood Estate. $10 includes logo glass, Fri-Sun, 11-5. Trinity Vineyards 1031 Wahl Lane S, Salem 503-371-6977, Enjoy estate vineyard’s view, alongside tasting of Pinot Gris, Viognier, Pinot Noir Rosé, Pinot Noirs and Syrah, with substantial discounts available, such as 40-percent case discounts on selected varietals. Food, fun, and wine tasting. $10, Fri-Sun, 11-6. Vitae Springs Vineyard 3675 Vitae Springs Road S, Salem 503-932-9786, Thanksgiving Weekend wine tasting with their unique Grüner Veltliner, from the oldest Grüner Veltliner vines in Oregon and the U.S., at 30 years old. Also pouring dry Riesling and juicy Pinot Noirs. $10 includes logo glass, Fri-Sun, 11-5.

Witness Tree Vineyard 7111 Spring Valley Road NW, Salem 503-585-7874, Thanksgiving Weekend at this 100-acre estate nestled in the Eola Hills includes the newly released 2009 Vintage Select Pinot Noir and 2009 Benchmark Pinot Noir, as well as current releases of Pinot Noir, Dolcetto, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Viognier and Sweet Signé dessert wine. Library wines will also be on sale. Winemaker Steven Westby’s personal label, Elemental Cellars, specializing in Syrah, will be holding tastings on the same property. $5, Fri-Sun, 11-5.

Amity Amity Vineyards 18150 Amity Vineyards Road, Amity 503-835-2362, Amity Vineyards celebrates 35 years of Pinot Noir and 40 years of grapegrowing this Thanksgiving Weekend. Wines will be paired with local and special holiday foods. $10, Fri-Sun, 11-5. Brooks Wines 9360 SE Eola Hills Road, Amity 503-435-1278, Taste our entire current lineup of 10-plus wines, enjoy artisan cheeses, meats and Brooks’ wine-infused candies and jams from The Republic of Jam, live music and good people. $10 includes logo glass, Fri-Sat, 11-4. Calamity Hill 9779 SE Hillview Drive, Amity 503-435-9868, 2009 Garden Shed Red Pinot Noir release celebration. All their available wines can be tasted, in addition to the sold-out 2010 Star Light White Pinot Gris. Wine will also be available by the glass. $5, refundable with purchase, Fri-Sat, 11-5.

Coelho Winery 111 Fifth Street, Amity 503-835-9305, Coelho will celebrate the release of their “Serenidade” Port-style wine, made with Maréchal Foch grapes. Also taste their “Apreciação” Chardonnay, “Tradição” Portuguese Red, “Espontâneo” Maréchal Foch and “Aventura,” another port-style wine. $15, Fri-Sun, 11-5. Dobbes Family Estates 240 SE 5th Street, Dundee 503-538-1141, We’ve saved you a spot at our Thanksgiving table! Please join us to share select library wines and reserve 2008 Pinot Noir paired with small plates in the cellar. $40 Thanksgiving tasting by appointment only. Tasting bar flights also available including $10 standard flight and $20 reds only, Fri-Sun, 11-6. Dukes Family Vineyards 7845 SE Amity Road, Amity 503-835-0620, dukesfamilyvineyards. com Pre-Thanksgiving celebration includes wine, music and hors d’oeuvres. $10, November 19th and 20th, 12-5. iOTA Cellars 7895 SE Amity Road, Amity 503-507-8063, At iOTA’s only open house of the year, try a vertical of their 2007, 2008 and 2009 Pelos Sandberg Vineyard Pinot Noir, alongside a “pinot-friendly” food spread. $10 includes logo glass, waived with twobottle purchase, Fri-Sat, 11-5. Kristin Hill Winery 3330 SE Amity-Dayton Hwy., Amity 503-835-0850 Kristin Hill will be hosting a holidaythemed wine tasting, with plenty of special discounts. $5 includes glass, Fri-Sun, 11-5.

Mia Sonatina Cellars 102 Nursery Street, Amity 503-449-0834, New releases tasting: 2010 Muscat, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2008 Cabernet Franc. $8, Fri-Sun, 12-5.

Dallas Amalie Robert Estate 13531 Bursell Road, Dallas 503-882-8833, Our brand is now on fire, our presence you will feel. You may not have tried our wine, but soon we’re sure you will. Taste the wine and read the spam you cannot resist. Within a month you’ll be drinking wine, direct from our A-list. $10 includes glass, Fri-Sun, 11-5. Chateau Bianca 17485 Hwy 22, Dallas 503-623-6181, A holiday extravaganza that includes light appetizers and special holiday prices to stock up your cellar. $5, Fri-Sun, 10-5. Illahe Vineyards 3275 Ballard Road, Dallas 503-831-1248, Limited releases will be tasted along with local artisan cheeses and fresh baked bread. New releases include their 2008 Reserve Pinot Noir, 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and 2010 Estate Riesling. $10 waived with four-bottle purchase, Fri-Sun, 11-5. Namasté Vineyards 5600 Van Well Road, Dallas 503-623-4150, Tasting will include eight wines along with light snacks and special discounts. $5, Fri-Sun, 12-6.

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Methven Family Vineyards 11400 SE Westland Lane, Dayton 503-868-7259, methvenfamilyvineyards. com Tasting room will host Joel Palmer House risotto, BBQ pork loin and artisan cheeses paired with their newest releases, along with live music. $10, Fri-Sun, 11-5.

Vitis Ridge 990 N First Street, Silverton 503-873-9800, The Thanksgiving celebration at Vitis Ridge includes handcrafted wines, live music and great atmosphere, with tasting among the barrels. $5 includes logo glass, Fri-Sun, 12-6.

St. Josef’s Estate Vineyards & Winery 28836 S Barlow Road, Canby 503-651-3190, Enjoy new releases like Sparkling Lilli Chardonnay at one of the pioneering wineries in the Northwest, with vineyards planted in 1978 and its first legal vintage released in 1983. Specializing in food friendly Estategrown wines at reasonable prices. $5, Thurs-Sat, 12-5. AlexEli Vineyard & Winery 35803 S Highway 213, Molalla 503-758-4853, Help celebrate the vineyard’s 29th harvest this Thanksgiving weekend, with live music each day. Take advantage of special case pricing on select wines all weekend. $7 includes logo glass, Fri-Sun, 12-5.

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Hanson Vineyards 34948 S Barlow Road, Woodburn 971-338-9760, Enjoy a tasting at one of Oregon’s smallest wineries, located on a fourthgeneration farm, and enjoy several unique wines. $3 waived with bottle purchase, Fri-Sun, 12-5.

Thanksgiving Festival Join us for our “Before and After” weekend Nov. 19, 20 & Nov. 25-27, 2011, 11a.m. - 5p.m.

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$15 Tasting Fee Includes: • Wine & Barrel Tasting • Logo Wine Glass • Delicious Food • Live Music

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Van Duzer Vineyards 11975 Smithfield Road, Dallas 800-884-1927, Food and wine pairings inspired by autumn, live music, vendors and more. $12; $5 for wine club members, Fri-Sun, 11-5.

Rickreall Cherry Hill Winery 7867 Crowley Road, Rickreall 503-623-7867, Thanksgiving Weekend open house features Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Syrah. $10 fee goes toward any wine purchase, Fri-Sun, 11-5. Eola Hills Wine Cellars 501 S Highway 99W, Rickreall 800-291-6730, 24 wines available for tasting, including the top-selling Pinot Noir in the Northwest, paired with local cheeses. $7 includes logo glass, Fri-Sun, 10-5. Firesteed Cellars 2200 N Pacific Hwy., Rickreall 503-623-8683, Experience gorgeous views, amazing hospitality, and beautiful, elegant wines this Thanksgiving weekend. $5, Fri-Sun, 11-5.


Emerson Vineyards 11665 Airlie Road, Monmouth 503-838-0944, Holiday open house includes release of 2010 Estate Viognier and Syrah, finger food, local cheeses and bread. $5 waived with purchase, Fri-Sun, 12-5.

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Airlie Winery 15305 Dunn Forest Road, Monmouth 503-838-6013, Eight wines paired with hors d’oeuvres, and 25-percent case discounts. Tasting is complimentary; donations go to local food banks. Fri-Sun, 11-5.

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Arts and Entertainment


EMPTY BOWLS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FOR MARION POLK FOODSHARE The Empty Bowls sale opens on Saturday, November 19, from 10 AM to 4 PM! We'll have an Invitation Only gala the night before to start the season. Empty Bowls is our most popular fundraiser, and the bowls sell out quickly. It's a great chance to purchase some beautiful holiday gifts, while supporting the Marion-Polk Food Share! Check our Home Page for the latest information. Together, we raised over $15,000 last year for MPFS. Willamette Art Center is located on the Oregon State Fairgrounds, enter off of Silverton Rd.

sat.nov19 HARMONICA SHOWCASE EVENT 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Cost: $15 advance, $17 door. The Grand Theater presents a very special ACOUSTIC BLUES HARMONICA SHOWCASE, featuring some of the finest harmonica players in the Northwest. Arthur Moore, Bill Rhoades, LynnAnn Hyde and Jim Wallace will bring their diverse styles and energies to the stage. LynnAnn will also play her "squeezable harmonica" Concertina to the show! Not only will we showcase 4 fantastic harmonica players with over 100 combined years of professional experience and over 15 Cascade Blues Association (CBA) Muddy Awards, but there will be the opportunity for audience members to bring their harps and perform on stage with the Arthur Moore Trio in a “harp party” segment of the event. Salem players are encouraged to show their stuff! Tickets reserved by calling the theatre and available at (formerly

sun.nov27 A VON TRAPP FAMILY CHRISTMAS They come to Salem with the orchestra for the first time! Just as charming as ever, the von Trapps will share their holiday favorites. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see them in Salem!, $25-$45 3pm-5pm Willamette University, Smith Auditorium

nov17-nov30 thu.nov17

HAPPY HOUR WITH BILL SULLIVAN Following his lecture on the "Oregon Favorites," Oregon author and hiking guru Bill Sullivan will join lecture attendees for an informal social hour to discuss his work and answer questions at ORUPA, 500 Liberty St. #150. This is a no-host event. , fselc@fselc. org, (503)391-4145 8:30pm-9:30pm ORUPA COMMUNITY CRAFT NIGHT Salem Etsy Team hosts a community craft night at Clockworks Cafe! People are encouraged to bring their own crafts to work on as well!, info@clockworkscafe. com Free 6pm-8pm Clockworks Cafe and Cultural Center TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB) The TAB Board is to provide opportunities for teens to assist with the selection of library materials, programs, and services for teens. New members are always welcome. Held in Anderson Room A., 503.588.6364 Free and open to middle and high school-aged youth 6:30pm-7:30pm Salem Public Library CIVIL WAR DINNER & AUCTION The eighth annual Bonaventure Civil War Dinner & Auction gives fans of the University of Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers an opportunity to defend their teams while raising money for the 10,500 Salem-area youth served each year by the Boys & Girls Club of Salem., $100 per person 5:30pm-9:30pm Salem Conference Center BEVERLY CLEARY CHILDREN'S CHOICE BOOK CLUB Fun and interactive book group discussion for children in grades 2 to 4. Discuss the book, play a game, or make a craft. November book, "Flight of the Phoenix" by R.L. LaFevers. Held in Children's Activity Room., 503.588.6088 Free

and open to the public 4pm-5pm Salem Public Library BILL SULLIVAN - OREGON FAVORITES, STRAUB LECTURE SERIES Oregon hiking guru Bill Sullivan takes us on a tour of his favorite trips - hikes & adventures in all parts of the state, choosing top trips for each month of the year. The show includes tips on new trails, & anecdotes about history, geology, wildlife, & people along the way. ,, (503)391-4145 Free 7pm-8pm Salem Public Library THE LOWE FAMILY Direct from Branson, Missouri and versatile with many instruments, the Lowes offer an amazing blend of showstopping classical, Broadway, Irish, jazz, bluegrass, old-time favorites, spectacular dance, 6-part harmony, gospel, and more., 503.375.3574 $28$43 7:30pm-9:30pm Historic Elsinore Theatre


FAMILY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS With a style all his own, Curtis Carlyle fuses world-class juggling skills and fresh, innovative comedy. Audience members will be awe-struck by his side-splitting comedy and juggling. Kids won't want to miss this highly requested return performance. Held in Loucks Auditorium., 503.588.6088 Free and open to the public on a first-come , first-seated basis. 7pm-8:30pm Salem Public Library PUT THE “GIVE” IN THANKSGIVING - An All-Ages, Pay-It-Forward Event The whole community is invited to a festive event that combines crafty talent and working together to benefit local organizations. Craft stations set up throughout the Library will provide materials and instructions for visitors of all ages. Held on the Main Floor of the Library. 2:00 pm-4:00 pmFree and open to the public 503-588-6083

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or or, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St. SE, Salem, 503.588.6052, Runs until 11/12-12/12 TREASURES FROM THE TRUNK Between 1840 and 1870 thousands of women arrived in the Northwest by way of the Oregon Trail. Stored away for months in trunks specially built to protect them from the hazards of weather, rivers, fire and dust, heirloom quilts found new homes in Oregon. 10:00 am-5:00 pmRegular Admissions Members are Free Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill, Mission Mill Museum, 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem, Runs until 09/23-12/24 “SQUARES AND CIRCLES” Lunaria Gallery’s November Show “Squares and Circles,” features the art of Rebekah Rigsby and Ann Altman. Rigsby’s work combines paint and paper collage on square canvases capturing the Northwest nature. Altman’s pieces are bright with a folk-art feel featuring a circle, from wheels to drums. First Friday Nov. 4, 7-9pm. 10:00 am-6:00 pmfree 503-873-7734, Lunaria Gallery, 113 N. Water St., Silverton, Runs from 11/04-11/28 DOA PRO WRESTLING RETURNS TO THE KEIZER LIONS CLUB. Come see your favorite DOA Pro Wrestling Superstars in action!Including a first ever Tag Team Keizer Street Fight!!Scheduled to appear:THUNDERWade HessNate AndrewsDraven VargasCJ Edwards AND MANY MORE!For more info go to, 503.960.7848 $12 Ringside $10 General Admission $ 8 Kids under 7 7:30pm-9:30pm Keizer Lions Hall HOLIDAY SHOWCASE Beginning Saturday, November 5, dozens of new artisans will join your favorite regional artists in offering hundreds of works of art and handmade gift items to make your seasonal shopping fun and rewarding. 11:00 am-5:00 pmfree Catherine Alexander catherine@, Bush Barn Art Center, 600 Mission St., Salem, Runs from 11/05-12/24 GROWN-UP STORYTIME Short fiction and non-fiction stories read aloud for grown-ups to enjoy. Featured story, "The Thanksgiving Visitor" by Truman Capote. Bring you lunch! Held in Anderson Room A., 503.588.6052 Free and open to the public :pm-1pm Salem Public Library MUSIC FROM THE NEW WORLD Big music all around: The brilliant German cellist Alban Gerhardt is back in town to play a monumental creation by Prokofiev. Then it’s the Dvořák symphony that’s on everyone’s list of all-time favorites. , marketing@ $35-$48 8pm10pm Willamette University, Smith Auditorium

Expires 11/30/11

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nov17-nov30 OPEN MIC NIGHT Salem musicians are welcome to come down to Clockworks Cafe for a special Open Mic Night!, Free 6pm10pm Clockworks Cafe and Cultural Center TWANGSHIFTERS WITH JOHNNY CREDIT & THE CASH MACHINE THE TWANGSHIFTERS - Rock 'n' Roll, Roots, Rock-a-Billy, Soul, BluesA rockin' good time for sure! Check em out! http:// Get a preview of Johnny Credit & the Cash Machine at http://johnnycreditandthecashmachine. com/ , 503.584.1383 $5 at the door 9pm-11:30pm Roxxy Northwest MUSIC FROM THE NEW WORLD Dvork Symphony No. 9. "From the New World". German Cellist Alban Gerhardt plays a creation by Prokofiev, 503.364.0149 $35-$48 8pm-10:30pm Willamette University, Smith Auditorium MUSIC AT THE ROADHOUSE 101 Band " Ted Vaughn Blues Band, Free 9pm11:30pm Roadhouse 101


BEST LAID PLANS Will perform clasic rock and roll., Don Erich no cover charge 9pm-11:30pm Your Place MPACT MUSIC PRESENTS An evening of song, cabaret style that dabbles in everyone's favorite and most dreaded subject. Relationships! A nine piece group featuring some singers/actors from Pentacle Theater productions. Enjoy cabaret in the lounge at Christos. , 503.371.2891 free 8pm-10pm Christos Pizzeria CALL TO ARTISTS: CELEBRATE DECEMBER - SOMETHING RED Oregon resident visual artists are invited to submit original artwork featuring the color red for 9th Annual Something Red, downtown Salem. Deadline and delivery for entries is Saturday, November 19, 2011, 11am to 4pm at the Capital Center Building, 3rd Floor, 388 State Street, downtown Salem. Artist entry fee is $10 per piece, maximum of two. Size limit 36 by 48 inches; weight limit is 20 lbs. The juried event is open to any Oregon artist working in the following media: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital art, ceramic, sculpture, collage, mixedmedia, fiber, jewelry, or other fine arts media. Membership in Artists in Action is not required.Artwork selected for the event must also be available for sale, with a 15% commission going to the host businesses. Please request or download a prospectus and application:, or email Or mail a self-addressed-stamped-envelope to Artists In Action, P.O. Box 2684, Salem, OR 97308. For questions phone Diane Trevett at 503-559-5210., Diane Trevett $10 up to 2 pieces 11am-4pm Capitol Center Bank

selection of choral works themed on water., 503.363.6467 $15, $12 seniors, $5 students 7:30pm-9:30pm Historic Elsinore Theatre

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY CIVIL WAR BUILD DAY Are you a Beaver believer or a Duck lover? Show your team spirit at Habitat's Civil War Build Day. Everyone 16 and older can volunteer. Call 503-364-6642 for more information., 503.364.6642 Free 8am5pm Samaritan Lane

KALICO KALiCO is a Salem-based fourpiece that describes its sound as indie rock with classic rock roots. Fundraiser for Marion Polk Foodshare, $5/ $3 with canned food donation 9pm11pm Triangle Inn

WILLAMETTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS SALE Come get your holiday shopping started with 30+ local artists selling a variety of quality handmade items. Bake Sale, Raffles, Shopper incentives as well as lunch, and live music will be part of the event. Admission is FREE, mstuck4@ Free 9am-4pm Willamette Christian School HERRING FAMILY WALL RAISING Habitat for Humanity invites community members to join volunteers and partner families for refreshments and a celebration of the progress of a local family’s Habitat home. Habitat will hold a Wall Raising Ceremony for its Faith Build at 11 am on Saturday, November 19 at Samaritan Lane in South Salem., 503.364.6642 Free 11am:pm Samaritan Lane DISMANTLING CORPORATE “RIGHTS” AND SEIZING BACK THE PEOPLE’S RIGHTS! We the People are More Powerful than we Dare to Believe! Paul Cienfuegos 2-day Workshop. Scholarships availavble for those with limited discretionary income, and may range from some of the cost to the full cost. Contact us. wethepeopleeugene@ gmail , 541.255.2946 $100 for the two days 9am-6pm Oregon Education Association-Eugene ACOUSTIC BLUES HARMONICA SHOWCASE Featuring some of the finest harmonica players in the Northwest. There will be the opportunity for audience members to bring their harps and perform on stage with the Arthur Moore Trio. Featuring Bill Rhoades, Jim Wallace, LynnAnn Hyde, and Arthur Moore., 503.378.7704 $15/$17 at door 7:30pm10:30pm Grand Theatre THE TY CURTIS BAND The Ty Curtis Band plays a mix of blues, bluesrock, funk and swing that grabs the audience’s attention and doesn’t let go.Join us for a great night of music, food and drinks. Get there early for best seats. Join us early for dinner! Always offering great food and drink specials., 503.584.1383 $10 at the door 9pm11:30pm Roxxy Northwest FESTIVAL CHORALE OREGON Presents Water Music. An eclectic

MUSIC AT THE ROADHOUSE 101 Band "The Strange Tones", Free 9pm11:30pm Roadhouse 101


SALEM'S GOT TALENT FINALS After months of auditions and semi-finals, this will be the night when one person goes home with a Grand Prize of $1,000. Celebrity judges. Salem DOES have talent!, 503.364.6713 $10, free for under 6, $30 family pass for 5 7pm9:30pm Grand Theatre


CIVIL WAR CELEBRATION Go team, go! Whoop it up for your favorite with beaver and duck-themed crafts and team-colored face painting in celebration of the state’s biggest football game. Free with admission., Free with admission ($7 general, $5.50 seniors) 1pm-3pm A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village


GIFTS FOR GRANDMA - CRAFT FOR CHILDREN Children of all ages are invited to a gift-making session just in time for the holidays. Participants will create three small crafts suitable as holiday gifts for family members or other loved ones. Held at West Salem Library., 503.588.6301 Free, registration is required,limitied to 25 participants 2pm Salem Public Library SALEM AUDUBON SOCIETY SURVIVING FIRE IN A SOUTHERN SWAMP Sallie Gentry will discuss her ranger position at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Georgia. The biggest challenge was working with natural forces that shaped the Okefenokee Swamp, primarliy fire. Things that live in the swamp today have adapted to the cyclical fire regime over time., 503.588.6052 Free and open to the public 7pm Salem Public Library GIVE THANKS WITH POETRY Join Oregon State Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen as she guides families through a lively poetic exploration of gratitude. Leave with an original Thanksgiving poem to read at holiday gatherings. All ages are welcome, young children need adult with them. Registration encouraged. Free with admission. , Free with admission ($7 general, $5.50 seniors) 2pm-3pm A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village GIVE THANKS WITH POETRY Join Oregon State Poet Laureate Paulann

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EMPTY BOWLS Annual Empty Bowls Sale, which benefits the Marion-Polk Food Share, will open on Saturday, Nov. 19. A great place to find gifts that also take your generosity one step further. Together, we raised over $15,000 for the food share last year. A great community event tends to sell out quickly., free to attend 9am-4pm Willamette Art Center

DrivePortland, OR7 PM BelltimeTHE DEBUT OF FIT FINLAY!DOA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPUgly As Sin vs. Fit Finlay & ???For more info to go, Jason Sullivan 503-960-748 $12 Ringside $10 General Admission $8 Kids under 7 7pm-10pm Kliever Armory

ALL ABOUT EREADERS Have you taken the eBook reader plunge? Many factors to weigh before deciding which device is right. Library patrons can learn about the options and how to download ebooks from Library2Go. In addition, explore features that make selecting materials quicker and easier. Held in Anderson Room A., 503.588.6052 Free and open to the public 2:30pm-3:30pm Salem Public Library DOA PRO WRESTLING PRESENTS: WWE'S FINLAY IN ACTION. Come see your favorite DOA superstars in Action!Saturday, November 19thKliever Armory10000 Northeast 33rd

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JENNIFER VINCENT DOUBLE BASS MASTERCLASS Bassist/Cellist Jennifer Vincent will be conducting a Double Bass Masterclass on Tuesday, November 22, in Fine Arts East, Room 102, on the Willamette University campus. Willamette University students will be playing for her and the session will address classical, jazz and other music genres., 503.370.6255 Free 3pm-5pm XX


THANKSGIVING DINNER Join us for a wonderful Turkey and Ham Thanksgiving day dinner. All the trimmings Mashed including Potato's and Gravy, Stuffing,Sweet Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, and HOMEMADE Pumpkin Pie. , 503.540.5899 4pm-9pm Half Penny Bar and Grill THANKSGIVING DINNER AT THE OREGON GARDEN RESORT Join us for an exquisite Thanksgiving Dinner at the Oregon Garden Resort's Garden View Restaurant. Dinner is served from noon to 7:30pm, on Thursday, November 24th. The menu can be viewed here:

Restaurant.htmPlease call us at 503874-2500 to make your reservations., 503.874.2500 $25 adults, $20 seniors, $12 kids 12 & under :pm-7:30pm Oregon Garden


GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING-BLUE HAWAII Words displayed on the screen to sing along to movie. Costumes encouraged., 503.385.1876 $8/$4 under 16 7pm-9pm Grand Theatre SANTA ARRIVES ABOARD THE CAROUSEL EXPRESS Day After Thanksgiving @ NoonSip on hot cocoa while waiting for Santa and his friends to arrive aboard the Carousel Express! Free to the public. Hot cocoa free, while supplies last. Santa will be available for visits and photos upon his arrival., 503.540.0374 Free :pm-6pm Salem's Riverfront Carousel BELLY DANCE SHOWCASE Monthly Belly Dance event hosted by Shelly Calahan and Friends, info@ Free 7pm-9pm Clockworks Cafe and Cultural Center SANTA ARRIVES ABOARD THE CAROUSEL EXPRESS Santa will be available for visits and photos, noon. Free. Charge for photos, 503.540.0374 free :pm Salem's Riverfront Carousel MUSIC AT THE ROADHOUSE 101 Band "Franco and the Stingers", Free 9pm11:30pm Roadhouse 101

The Salem's Got Talent Semi-finals were held last week in the Grand Theatre Forty-six contestants, all competing for the Grand Prize of $1,000.00, performed in front of a packed house and celebrity judges. Sixteen acts were chosen to move forward to the Grand Finale.


READ TO A PET Now on the second and last Saturday of each month, Read to a Pet offers a chance for children to try the most relaxing, non-threatening way to practice reading out loud reading to a dog or cat. Held in the Children's Room., 503.588.6088 Free and open to the public 1pm-2:30pm Salem Public Library SALEM AUDOBON SOCIETY FIELD TRIP Carpool to Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge. This field trip is designed for beginning birders and families with children, but is open to everyone., John Matthews, at (503) 399-0196. Free 8:30am-2:30pm KMART Parking Lot TURKEY TROT 6/10 KILOMETER WALK Join the Willamette Wanderers in their 6/10K course through Keizer neighborhoods/parks. See water features & outdoor sculptures. Walk starts at Roth's, 5013 River Rd N. Finish walk by 4 pm. Children/leashed dogs welcomed., 541.979.8277 free, $3 for AVA credit 9am-1pm Roths Salsa Dance and Lesson New Venue, New Owner. Join David Rdoriguez in an evening of fun SALSA dancing. Optional Lesson at 8 pm ($10). Dance follows the lesson and there no charge for the dance. Drink Specials, nice floor, good

people. 8:00 pm-Lesson $10, Dance Free 956-581-2666

A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village

METALLICA TRIBUTE BAND Sat. Nov. 26th Come Enjoy 2 Hours Of Metallica At Papa G's Blacklight Bar. The Band Will Play Ride The Lightning And Master Of Puppets. 21 And Over. $5 Cover Show Starts At 9pm. 610 Marion St Ne. Salem, Or 97301. 503-363-4397 , 503.363.4397 $5 At Door 9pm-11pm Papa G's Blacklight Bar

9779 SE Hillview, Amity

MUSIC AT THE ROADHOUSE 101 Band "Jim Mesi", Free 9pm-11:30pm Roadhouse 101


A VON TRAPP FAMILY CHRISTMAS They come to Salem with the orchestra for the first time! Just as charming as ever, the von Trapps will share their holiday favorites. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see them in Salem!, $25$45 3pm-5pm Willamette University, Smith Auditorium


PRACTICING DIPLOMACY AMID CONTESTED NATION BUILDING Mark Stroh, spokesman and press officer at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, will present “Practicing Diplomacy Amid Contested Nation Building.” , 503.883.2477 free 6pm8pm Linfield College


TEEN NANOWRIMO AUTHOR PRESENTATION Lisa Schroeder is a native Oregonian and author of numerous books for kids and teens. She is currently celebrating the recent release of "Sprinkles and Secrets". Held in Teen Scene (via Skype)., 503.588.6364 Free, with pre-registration is recommended using the "My Calendar" link 4:30pm-5pm Salem Public Library IRISH DANCE CLASS Learn Irish ceili and set dancing (similar to contra & square dancing). Make new friends, have loads of fun, and get some great exercise with this lively form of social dance. No partner or experience is necessary. Bring comfortable shoes and water. 6:30 pm-8:30 pm$5 per class (What a deal!) info@ceiliofthevalley. org / (503) 383-9297, VFW Hall, 630 Hood St. NE, Salem SPEAK UP! TEEN BOOK CLUB Book group discussion just for teens. Featured book, "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner. Held in Teen Scene., 503.588.6364 Free and open to middle and high school-aged youth 6:30pm7:30pm Salem Public Library


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Here are the semi-finalists in alphabetical order: Chris Bair Michaela Carter Nadara Chesshir Lindsay Craig & Jesse Wolf Duo Abby Demchak Molly Douglas Cassidy Fredrickson Myra Hart & Gabe Gleason Duo Amelia Manu-Tuinei Natalie North Kristina Paddock Sharon Ratliff Ben Rue Macey Trussell Nick Turner Jugglypuff

The finals The Salem's Got Talent Grand Finale Competition will be held on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7 PM. Celebrity judges will decide who takes home the Grand Prize of $1,000. Tickets are $10 for adults (kids under 6 get in free and there is a family pass for $30 for a family of 5). For more information about this event: or 503-364-6713.

“THE JOE STODDARD SHOW” Comedy and Music@ Half Penny Bar & Grille (20) JOE will entratain you with his unique blend of Comedy, audience interaction and music. He was worked with such greats as: The Beach Boys, Ricky Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rich Little, Loretta Lynn, Pat Boone, Jim Stafford, Mickey Gilley, Jan & Dean and many, many others. Performing for more than twenty years at literally hundreds of functions, including, but not limited to Conventions, Dinner Shows, Comedy clubs, Colleges, State and County Fairs, Festivals, Ski Resorts, Cruise Ships and every other type of engagement you could possibly imagine! Halfpenny, 3743 Commercial St SE, Salem,AYCE Pasta Night $6 8:00 pm-11:00 pmNo cover 503-540-5899, Half Penny Bar and Grill, 3743 Commercial St. SE, Salem, 503.540.5899

116 Marion St. NE

Calamity Hill Vineyard Capitol Center Bank 388 State St. NE

Christos Pizzeria 1108 Broadway Street 503.371.2892

Clockworks Cafe and Cultural Center 241 Commercial St. NE

Dobbs Family Estates

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Petersen as she guides families through a lively poetic exploration of gratitude. Leave with an original Thanksgiving poem to read at holiday gatherings. All ages are welcome, young children need adult with them. Registration encouraged. Free with admission. , Free with admission ($7 general, $5.50 seniors) 3pm-4pm A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village

240 SE 5th St., Dundee 503.538.1141

Grand Theatre 187 High St.

Half Penny Bar and Grill 3743 Commercial St. SE 503.540.5899

Historic Elsinore Theatre 170 High St. SE ,

Keizer Lions Hall 4100 cherry ave, keizer

Kliever Armory 10000 Northeast 33rd Drive, Portland KMART Parking Lot Mission Street

Left Coast Cellars 4225 N. Pacific Hwy, Rickreall 503-831-4916

Linfield College 900 SE Baker Street, McMinnville

Oregon Education AssociationEugene 2815 Coburg Rd, Eugene

Oregon Garden 879 W. Main St., Silverton 503.874.8100

ORUPA 500 Liberty St #150

Papa G's Blacklight Bar 610 Marion St. NE

Roadhouse 101 4649 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City 541.994.7729

Roths 5013 River Rd N, Keizer

Roxxy Northwest 1230 State St.

Salem Conference Center 200 Commercial St. SE

Salem Public Library 585 Liberty St. SE 503.588.6052

Salem's Riverfront Carousel 101 Front St. NE 503.540.0374

Samaritan Lane 5744 Samaritan Lane

Triangle Inn 3215 Liberty St. 503.375.3191

Willamette Art Center 2330 17th St. NE 503.365.3911

Willamette Christian School 2707 Maranatha CT SE, Turner

Willamette University, Smith Auditorium 900 State St.

Your Place 3164 River Rd. N. , Salem

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From printmaking to water media by Jodi Kerr

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thing good coming out of what had been challenging.” Allen believes that the experience helped. “I have spent years teaching and gradually put my own studio work to the back. Much of my time was classroom work, and I love that, but I was hungry to get back into the studio,” Allen said. “I took everyday materials that looked like nothing much, and I used them as a print making tool with the purpose of creating something beautiful of out things we don’t necessarily think of as exquisite.” Allen used weeds, leaves, and grass along with different foliage from her garden and sometimes organic things she would see on the sidewalk. “I am really grateful for the time I was given in the studio. I focused completely on what I was doing,” Allen said. “That was rewarding. I love the pieces. I feel rejuvenated. I feel like I have new ideas for things I might want to try. I fed myself as an artist, I was ready for that. I give a lot of myself in the classroom and I love doing that, but I’ve got to play.”

Bush Barn Art Center 600 Mission St., Salem

Sonia Allen keeps track of her progress, her technique, and her thoughts in the margins of her art. Now, those tricks of the trade have been made into an exhibit on display at the Bush Barn Art Center Studio Annex. Allen’s work, “Remarques: Recent Work by Sonia Allen,” is a showing of work completed while working as the Artist-in-Residence in the Bush Barn Art Center’s studio. Allen works with monotypes. “I fell in love with printmaking while in high school. I have always loved it. The moment you pull the print, no matter what you have on the plate, you have no idea what is going to be there when you pull the paper back. It is a discovery, something new every time, and I love that about it,” said Allen. Her art reflects what she learned from her summer experience in the studio, the methods she used to create the piece, and the story of how, what and where she was as an artist at the time the print was made. Allen teaches school-aged children through, and does private and group lessons as well among other teaching opportunities. Allen was thrilled with the opportunity to work in the Bush studio for the summer because it gave her the opportunity to focus on her art and step back from teaching. “I love teaching, I really do. I get a great deal out of watching people gain confidence, taking hold of mediums that they have been exposed to, and learning new things that they never thought they could achieve. For me, it is rewarding.” “I had a very challenging year. I went into the residency wanting to artistically explore and express finding some-

Wednesday thru Saturday: D.J & Dancing from 9pm Monday & Wednesday karaoke 9pm

Seeking new members artists for 2012 request for application: or 503 - 931-4517

155 Liberty St. NE B29 D.T. Salem Arts Building Mon-Sat 10-6

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“Remarques: Recent Work by Sonia Allen” Features original monotypes ranging from printmaking to water media from her collection created during her time as the summer Artist-in-Residence at the Bush Barn Art Center’s Studio. The show runs through December 3rd.

Live Beat Friday, November 18 Major League Comedy X-Rated Version The Dugout, 3838 River Rd. N, Keizer 9 p.m., $5, 21+ Lonnie Bruhn—winner of the 2011 International Shades of Laugh Comedy Competition— will headline this month’s Major League Comedy at the Dugout, with guests John Green, Will Woodruff and Jesse Priest. Bruhn’s “X-rated” humor is probably not fit for television (like October’s headliner Ron Funches), but the line between being offended and being amused is fine, and most of his observational-style comedy ends up being pretty darn funny. When someone hears the term “X-rated comedy," they make think of explicit sexual and violent content, but Bruhn’s canvas is much broader than that. Check out his bits on YouTube about “David and Goliath,” “White Bicycles,” and “Wii Suicide,” and see if Bruhn’s dark humor is something you’d like to check out.

by Jason Stringer

a warm welcome they’d probably come back fairly often (wink, wink). It’s unfortunate for blues fans that two of the biggest blues concerts of the season are on the same night (see below), but two is better than zero, right?

Saturday, November 19 Acoustic Blues Harmonica Showcase Grand Theatre, 191 High St. NE 7:30 p.m., $15 advance/$17 at the door, allages Regional harmonica players Arthur “Fresh Air” Moore, Bill Rhoades, Jim Wallace, and Lynnann Hyde will visit Salem’s Grand Theatre on November 19 as part of the Acoustic Blues Harmonica Showcase. The four musicians have 15 Cascade Blues Association Muddy Awards between them (although Rhoades has 10 of them by himself). The night also will feature a “harp party,” where audience members will have the opportunity to

Friday, November 18 The Lion In Winter Pentacle Theatre, 324 52nd Ave. 7:30 p.m., varying prices, allages But the Pentacle Theatre’s latest play is worth a shoutout. The performances begin on November 18 and run Wednesdays-through-Sundays until December 10. The play depicts the English royal family circa Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 1183, with King Henry and the whole gang. Ron Fox landed the part of Henry, and Monoplane and exWidgets front man David Ballantyne portrays Richard (there’s your local music angle). For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to

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Saturday, November 19 The Ty Curtis Band Roxxy Northwest, 1230 State St. 9 p.m., $10, 21+ On November 19, local blues rock favorite The Ty Curtis Band will make its first appearance at Roxxy Northwest. Curtis frequented the Roxxy stage back when it was Lefty’s, and one could argue that the act blossomed at the venue— building up a large following before branching out all over Fridays 5-8pm the Northwest and beEvery Sunday open 9:30am yond. That Special: Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers until noon being said, this concert See all your NFL games on is obviously a seven BBQ HD big Burger, screen TVs and watch all Draft Duck & Beer Beaver games! sort-of homecoming for $7.50 See our Huge Patio Space Curtis and his band(503) 363-5836 mates, and 275 Commercial St SE I’d bet that D.T. Salem, OR if there was



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bring their harmonicas and perform on stage with the Arthur Moore Trio. For more information or to purchase tickets call (503) 363-4013 or (503) 378-7704, or e-mail Tickets are also available at

Friday, November 25 Scott Pemberton Trio Boon’s Treasury, 888 Liberty St. NE 9 p.m., free, 21+ You know how the band “Cake” is kind of like deadpan soul and drunk funk mixed in a 90s college rock blender? Though they may not be influenced by the polarizing alternative band, Portland’s Scott Pemberton Trio could be categorized in the same sub-genre (is there one for this?). However, one glance at the band’s YouTube videos shows that Pemberton and company are one geek-tastic ball of fun in concert. They advertise themselves as a “great, alternative date-night experience,” asking their potential patrons to ditch the movie night and come watch them jam. Maybe SPT is the type of experience Tina Fey and Steve Carrell were hoping to find in the movie “Date Night,” or what you and your significant other should have done when you went to go see “Date Night”? SW

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Rooster Rock via Trout Creek Trail How to get there:

From Salem, take Interstate 5 south, exit on HWY 20 and head east to Sweet Home. Continue east on HWY 20 for approximately 20 more miles, until you cross Trout Creek. The parking lot and trailhead are on the left side of the highway.

Distance and elevation gain:

6.8 miles round trip, 2,200 feet elevation gain, moderate hike.


Trail is open all year but upper portion can be closed in snowy weather.

Fees and Permits:

A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here and costs $5. You might as well buy an annual pass for $30, available at any ranger station and at Bi-Mart on Lancaster, here in Salem. (Bi-Mart, I know, of all places!) A Wilderness Pass is also required, but that is free and you can fill one out at the trailhead. You will be hiking through the Menagerie Wilderness.

What to See and Do:

We have been on this scenic trail 3 times, and have only seen 3 people! It’s like an unknown treasure. The trail is a gradual, steady climb through a Douglas Fir forest with dense undergrowth of salal, Oregon grape and sword ferns. Groves of leggy native rhododendrons and moss-covered vine maple appeared as we climbed in elevation. But the variety of mushrooms erupting through the composted soil was really the most amazing. The last half-mile is the steepest and can be slick in wet weather, so wear shoes with a good tread. This last time we went, it was wet and slightly snowy near the top. I slipped, but I need some new boots anyway. The landscape changes as you climb, ferns and maples giving way to madrones and manzanita. At the top of Rooster Rock, (it is actually an old volcanic plug), there are views of the Menagerie Wilderness and the South Santiam Canyon. There was once an old fire lookout cabin at the top, but we could find no remains of it. It is an amazing hike, well worth it. Remember to look out for banana slugs on the trail!

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