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Elyssa at WhirLocalFrom Peaks to Falls: Exploring the Best Day Hikes Around Salem, OregonJun. 12th, 2024

From Peaks to Falls: Exploring the Best Day Hikes Around Salem, Oregon

Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Salem, Oregon is a gateway to some of the most breathtaking day hikes in the region. From the misty cascades of Silver Falls to the breathtaking summit of Mary's Peak, the area surrounding Salem offers a plethora of trails that call to outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. T…
Elyssa at WhirLocalExploring Local: Tips for "Rediscovering" Your Own CityMar. 12th, 2024

Exploring Local: Tips for "Rediscovering" Your Own City

In the hustle and routine of daily life, it's easy to overlook the beauty and uniqueness of the cities we live in. Becoming a "tourist" in your own town is not just a way to break the monotony, but also a great opportunity to support local businesses and discover new-to-you places. Here are a few tips for "rediscoveri…
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Book Club Benefits and Tips for Getting StartedDec. 8th, 2022

3 Book Club Benefits and Tips for Getting Started

If you are an avid reader, you likely enjoy spending as much quiet time as possible wrapped up in a good book. Reading doesn't have to be only a solitary pleasure, though. Starting a book club can be a great way to combine your love of reading with insightful social interaction. Here are some of the benefits of launch…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 Fun and Easy Fall Crafts for KidsOct. 5th, 2021

5 Fun and Easy Fall Crafts for Kids

Fall is a wonderful time of year to use your imagination and enjoy fall crafts with the kids. Here are five fall craft ideas that will keep the little ones entertained and provide some handmade fall decor for your home! Pumpkin Painting Pumpkins are a fall staple and perfect for kid-friendly crafts. However, car…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // June 7 – 9, 2024Jun. 5th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // June 7 – 9, 2024

Local businesses and organizations in Salem, Oregon are embracing the summer season and warm weather with some fantastic community events. Take a look at just a few things going on around the city this weekend! DIY Mini Candles - Summer Citrus Capitol Menswear invites everyone to visit their new DIY Candle B…
Elyssa at WhirLocal4 Ways You Can Support the Art Scene in Your AreaSep. 18th, 2021

4 Ways You Can Support the Art Scene in Your Area

Do you love art and want to support the local art scene in your neighborhood? If your answer is a resounding "YES!" we have four ideas to help you do just that. Attend Local Art Shows or Pop-up Art Gallery Exhibits A great way to support the local art scene is by attending art shows or art gallery exhibits in yo…
Elyssa at WhirLocal6 Great Reasons to Support Your Local Public LibraryJul. 31st, 2021

6 Great Reasons to Support Your Local Public Library

Many people are unaware of the benefits public libraries provide to communities. From free Internet use to library programs for all ages, the library has something for everyone! Let's discuss 6 great reasons why you should visit and support the library in your community. 1. Free library cards It's true—most pu…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 Educational Summer Activities to Ease Kids "Back to School"Jul. 24th, 2021

5 Educational Summer Activities to Ease Kids "Back to School"

Back to school season may be coming right around the corner, but summer break isn't over yet! To ease your kids back into school mode, we came up with a list of five educational summer activities you can squeeze into your schedule before your child returns to the classroom. 1. Summer Reading Club or Reading Challen…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // May 31 – June 2, 2024May. 30th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // May 31 – June 2, 2024

As we head into the first weekend of June, there's a great schedule of upcoming events happening in our wonderful city of Salem. Let's take a look! 2024 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Lebanon's beloved Strawberry Festival is BACK, ready to celebrate their sweetest tradition. This berry-filled event includes fan…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 Great Ways to Learn About the History or Culture of Your AreaJul. 17th, 2021

5 Great Ways to Learn About the History or Culture of Your Area

Discovering local history and culture is a fantastic way to spend your spare time and learn about where you live. Whether you are looking for something fun to do with kids or friends or want to find out more about the neighborhood you live in, here are a few activity ideas to get you started: 1. Look for Local Tour…
Elyssa at WhirLocalFun and Safe 4th of July Activities That Don't Involve FireworksJul. 1st, 2021

Fun and Safe 4th of July Activities That Don't Involve Fireworks

While 4th of July is all about celebrating the United States' independence (and eating good barbecue), it can become dangerous once fireworks are involved. During unprecedented dry weather and in places where wildfire danger is high, it might be best to skip the fireworks during your festivities this year. Luckily, th…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // May 24 – 26, 2024May. 23rd, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // May 24 – 26, 2024

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, and Salem is ready with exciting events to kick off the beginning of summer. With live music and comedy, wine tasting, and adoptable kittens on the lineup, you can't go wrong. Let's take a look at just a few of the events going on around town. Wonderly! Live at the Gov Cup (Res…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // May 17 – 19, 2024May. 16th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // May 17 – 19, 2024

The days are growing longer and the weather is warming up, and there are plenty of great local events going on in and around our city. Let's dive into a few of the highlights. Spring Book Sale at Keizer Community Library The Keizer Community Library invites everyone to explore a wide selection of used books …
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // May 10 – 12, 2024May. 9th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // May 10 – 12, 2024

It's time again for another weekend round-up of local events in Salem! From comedy shows and punk markets to outdoor adventures and local fundraisers, there's a little bit of everything going on this weekend. Turner Night Market - Mother's Day Edition Take a short drive to Turner for the launch of their mont…
Elyssa at WhirLocalExplore Oregon: Day Trips Within Two Hours of SalemMay. 6th, 2024

Explore Oregon: Day Trips Within Two Hours of Salem

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life without venturing too far from home? Salem, Oregon—located in the heart of the Willamette Valley—is uniquely positioned within an hour or two's drive from a variety of wonderful day trip destinations. Whether you're in the mood for a hike in the mountains, a st…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // May 3 - 5, 2024May. 2nd, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // May 3 - 5, 2024

Happy May! As the city continues to bloom into the colors of spring, the community calendar is also filled with exciting activities and gatherings. Here are a few local events happening around Salem this weekend. Marion County Master Gardener Plant Sale Mark your calendars for the Marion County Master Garden…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // April 26 – 28, 2024Apr. 25th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // April 26 – 28, 2024

Welcome to this weekend's exciting lineup of community events in Salem, Oregon! Gather your friends and family, and get ready to explore the variety of local activities that promise to make your weekend enjoyable and memorable. 2024 Spring Plant Sale Kick off your spring gardening at the Mission Street Parks…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // April 19 – 21, 2024Apr. 18th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // April 19 – 21, 2024

Get ready for another fun-filled weekend in Salem, Oregon! Our city is buzzing with a variety of events that are ready to entertain and inspire. Here are a few great ways to shake up your weekend. Trivia Night at Ankeny Vineyard Ankeny Vineyard is excited to host an early return of their popular Trivia Night…
Pam FahndrichTo The Ceiling Entertainment: The Hussey Brothers' Quest to Bring Live Entertainment to Salem's Historic Grand in Salem OregonApr. 12th, 2024

To The Ceiling Entertainment: The Hussey Brothers' Quest to Bring Live Entertainment to Salem's Historic Grand in Salem Oregon

In downtown Salem, where the past meets the present, Salem natives Alex and Andrew Hussey are scripting a new chapter in Salem's cultural narrative. As co-owners of To The Ceiling Entertainment and the event managers for Salem's Historic Grand Theatre, the Hussey brothers are key players in the expansion of li…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // April 12 – 14, 2024Apr. 11th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // April 12 – 14, 2024

Another great weekend is approaching in Salem, Oregon, and with it comes a fantastic lineup of local events. From agriculture and gardening to family-friendly roller skating, Salem has something special for you. Let's take a look at just a few things the weekend has in store. 20th Annual Bauman's GardenPalooza…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // April 5 – 7, 2024Apr. 4th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // April 5 – 7, 2024

Welcome back to our weekly roundup of upcoming events in Salem, Oregon! This weekend, we're showcasing a variety of activities that are ready to captivate and entertain our community. First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Salem It's the first Friday of the month, which means it's time again for the First Friday…
Elyssa at WhirLocalBoredom Busters: Spring Break Activities for Kids in Salem, Oregon (2024)Mar. 25th, 2024

Boredom Busters: Spring Break Activities for Kids in Salem, Oregon (2024)

Creating a spring break itinerary filled with excitement (and maybe some learning opportunities) in Salem, Oregon, can turn the dreaded "I'm bored!" into "That was awesome!" Here are a few ways to keep your kids entertained with a mix of outdoor adventures, educational experiences, and just plain fun. Northern Ligh…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // March 22 – 24, 2024Mar. 21st, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // March 22 – 24, 2024

Salem, Oregon is alive this weekend with local events! Let's dive into the latest events that invite us together into community, encourage connections, and build great memories. Yard, Garden, & Home Show 2024 Mark your calendars for the 2024 Yard, Garden, & Home Show at the Oregon State Fair & E…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // March 15 – 17, 2024Mar. 14th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // March 15 – 17, 2024

There are plenty of great local events to attend this weekend in Salem, Oregon! Here are just a few things to add to your calendar. She’s Speaking LIVE: A Salem Concert Celebrating Women Songwriters In celebration of Women's History Month, eight talented Oregon songwriters are uniting for a special concer…

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