Newsmakers 6/7/19 – Mary Louise VanNatta

Posted on June 7, 2019

Mary Louise VanNatta, Entertainment Reporter gives Brent and Dave a list of fun things to do in June around town. Plus, Mitche Graf, President of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, has an update on what’s going on at the ball park.

Around the Mid-Valley with Mary Louise VanNatta recommends:

Bush’s Pasture Park Walking Tours

Saturdays June 1, 8, 22 & 29 | 1 pm | FREE

Bush House 600 Mission St SE, Salem, OR 97302   or (503) 363-4714


Explore the history and landscapes of Bush’s Pasture Park with the Bush House Museum and Mission Street Parks Conservancy. This guided tour will lead you to the interpretive kiosks throughout the park. View the Camas Fields, Rhododendron Hillside, the Oregon White Oak Grove and other park favorites. Dress for the weather and walking on this leisurely stroll through Salem’s 90 acre “public jewel.” This guided tour explores the history and landscapes of Bush’s Pasture Park with the Bush House Museum and Mission Street Parks Conservancy. Meet at the Bush House Museum Back Lawn.

Bush House FREE  Family Exploration Day

Saturday June 15 | 1-4 pm,  Free

Bush House Museum Back Lawn | 600 Mission St. SE | Salem   or (503) 363-4714


Enjoy an afternoon of family friendly, hands-on activities in Bush’s Pasture Park. Bush House Museum brings together a creative mix of fun with 12 cultural-heritage non-profits and others. Create art, make ice cream with the Oregon Dairy Princess Ambassador, nibble with Lifesource Natural Foods and much more. Discounted tours of Bush House Museum begin at 1, 2, 3 & 4 pm.


Willamette Heritage Center CSI: SALEM An historical look at fighting crime in the capital city


Exhibit dates: Now  – August 31, 2019; Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Willamette Heritage Centerillamette Heritage Center

1313 Mill Street SE, Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301  or 503-585-7012


Crime is not a new phenomenon. As the state capital and home of institutions like the state’s highest courts, legislature and penal institutions, Salem has historically been an epicenter for crime-fighting in our region. But, crime-fighting didn’t always look like the labs and technology you see on T.V. today. This exhibit will look at how crime-fighting has changed through our city’s past.


Pentacle Theatre production of Neil Simon’s Fools

Now through June 15

Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic! He’s landed a terrific teaching job in a small town. When he arrives, however, he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and people milking cows upside down to get more cream. The town has been cursed with chronic stupidity for 200 years, and Leon’s job is to break the curse. Friendships form, love prevails and the sheep are always missing in this fast-paced comedy. $24-$29.


324 52nd Ave. NW (theatre) / Box office is 145 Liberty St. NE Or 503-485-4300


Salem Multicultural Institute

World Beat Festival

Friday night, June 28 (5-10 pm)  Entry with Donation

Riverfront Park

Entry with donation:


Festival Weekend:  June 28-30, 2019 (10am-11pm Sat; 11am-7pm sunday)

$5.00/person children 14 and under free


(dragon boats, beer garden, music, dancing, booths)


Stayton Summer Concert Series

Revitalize Downtown Stayton, our local Main Street Organization,


Friday June 28, 2019.  (5-10 pm)

Third Avenue and Florence St. in Historic Downtown

Find them on Facebook


The  featured band is Adrenaline Rush.  They describe themselves as playing “ high energy classic rock covers from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, A Beer Garden and Food Trucks . bring a lawn chair for your own use as seating will be extremely limited.  

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