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11/29/2017

"All!"

          What beautiful fall weather! So mild! Hopefully, Christmas time will be as pleasant! "Salem For All!" continues to move forward! November was a great month for user statistics! So far, over 1,100 unique visitors and 1,200 visits. That's touching lives! It increases our sense that our project is cared for and people have hope in it. It makes us want to really develop it in ways that make a positive difference in our community!
              That being said this week was off to a great start at 9:00am  Monday morning in Room 111 of the Atkinson School of Management at Willamette University when Board Member Gerald Farley and I met with Administrator Sarah Kutten. It was meeting rich with ideas and enthusiasm. Sarah, gave us insights into what an Atkinson School student could do for us, not only as an intern but as a Board Member. Exciting! That kind of talent can make a real difference, and from past experience, we know they are full for fresh and smart ideas that are very helpful!

                 Then the week proceeded to bring us in touch with Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. SFA! is "All!" about social justice and social  responsibility and it is also a very exciting thing to develop a "Partnership" with such a well know organization. Their link will be on our website soon and they are offering a wonderful essay contest of 11th and 12th graders. The Greenfield Essay Contest!

                     2018 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship, which is open to all Oregon high school 11th and 12th grade students.  It would be great if a Salem kid could hone their writing skills and win!!!! What doors would such a win open for them!

                      Then, more writing (it must be because my Uncle went to Exeter) but again, the week lead us to another great, interesting organization. The National Book Foundation. Usually, the SFA! week isn't nearly as exalted but I got e-mails about or from both groups this week so that's how it went! The National Book Foundation in their e-mail described the Book Rich Environment Program. They choose community environments for "under served" people and add a lot of books! It sounds like something that might work with "Salem For All!" so we're checking into it!
Whew!!!! After "All!" it's hard not to be very excited and hopeful which is how we want "Salem For All!" to make people feel!

      Also, we've got a call into the St. Vincent de Paul society to perhaps "Partner" with the Salem Thrift Store!!!!

      What a week! Usually, things aren't nearly as exciting, but many have been almost as satisfying!!!!

  

"Opportunities of the Week!"

 

 
Oregon Symphony Association in Salem 

FRI DEC 01 8PM

Andre Watts Plays Grieg
Leo Hussain, Conductor
Andre Watts, Piano

Kokkonen: Symphonic Sketches
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Sibelius: Valse triste
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5
Purchase tickets
All the ingredients for a perfect winter's night of music with a Scandinavian-themed evening. Powerhouse pianist Andre Watts returns to play Grieg's magnificent piano concerto.

            Smith Auditorium, Willamette University

$5.00 tickets at the Box Office the night of the show, up to two per person, with a valid Oregon Trail card.

                          https://www.orsymphonysalem.org/

 

 

A non-profit Theatre Company in Salem, OregonTheatre 33 is a non-profit theatre company currently working with Willamette University Theatre. We seek to integrate artistic practice and mentorship with academic inquiry; it is our hope that the relationship with WUT offers unique opportunities for students to gain experience, and for established artists to refine their craft. 

Theatre 33 will honor the “Salem For All!”  $5.00 discount for one ticket  with the Oregon Trail card  for up to  two tickets ($10.00) at the box office the night of the show.

Performances at the Pelton

Theatre 33 is fortunate to produce our plays at the Pelton theatre building located on the Campus of Willamette Univesity

All our play readings are performed in the Putnam Studio Theatre located on the second floor of the Pelton Theatre building.

Theatre 33

971-599-1029

theatre33org@gmail.com

 

 

  Enlightened Theatrics

                       Performances at the Grand Theatre

(503) 585-3427 x1 • BoxOffice@EnlightenedTheatrics.org
Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre
191 High St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
Hours of Operation: Wednesday – Friday (11:00am-6:00pm) in Enlightened Theatrics Office, suite 300.

And 2 hours before showtime(s) at the street level box office

$5.00 discounts with the Oregon Trail card for one ticket per cardholder at the Box Office the night of the show.

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org                               
    

 

11/23/2017

"All!",

              It's a happy time of the year with much going on for many people! But not "All!"!!!! Today, I was told of a family living in a low-income housing unit with a young daughter who are going to be evicted because they didn't have the money for rent. What must their Thanksgiving be like!!!! And yes, there are the dear people of the DeMuniz Resource Center who after paying their debt to society end up out in the cold of Bush's Pasture Park! I was educated by the Franiscan Friars who take vows of poverty, chastity and obedience after the example of St. Francis of Assisi's service to the poor of Central Italy. Hearing of children and families and young people being cast out of doors during the holidays "Allmost!" makes you want to take some kind of radical action like that. Some people do!! Thank God!!!! "Salem For All!" is not that level of total commitment but we do want to be an active and effective source of bring aid, hope and compassion to people who need!!!! "Salem For All!' often remembers the words of the 17th Century English poet John Donne, " no man is and island".

                     In other more positive news, SFA! meet with a wonderful and highly effective person, Scott Richards, a division Director of the Marion County Health Department. The Health Department is developing a strategic plan and part of it may people enhanced community engagement for the people they serve. "Salem For All!" may get worked into this! Also, last week we meet with very bright young person, Bryce Petersent, community engagement person for Salem Health. He likes what we are doing and we hope to build a "Partnership" with the Hospital people to bring more and perhaps healthful "Opportunities" to our community's "under served".

                    Talked to our data entry person Deb Vermulm today! She said SFA! has 9 web pages of "Opportunities" to help people in "greater Salem" meet their needs! We continue to strive to be a useful source of "Opportunity" for "greater Salem".

1. We are working with St. Vincent De Paul people to try to get their thrift store listed.

2. Web visit statistics remain very strong this month!!! 929 Unique Visitors and 1686 Visits!!!

3. We're got feelers out for sponsorships among many groups in Salem.

4. Monday at 9:00 am Board Member, Gerald Farley, and I are going to meet with Sara Kutten of the Atkinson School at Willamette University to perhaps finds ways to get and MBA marketing student intern to help us reach our people in "greater Salem"!

 

 "Opportunities of the Week!"     

 

Happy Thanksgiving! Remember many have little!

   Happy Thanksgiving!

Remember many have little!

           

 

December 3, 2017 4pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Evensong Concert
May Dudley Memorial Organ Concert
James Christie,
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Organ Music for the Season of Advent

 

James David Christie, Professor of Organ at Oberlin Conservatory of Music will present the May Dudley Memorial Organ Concert. He will play Advent and Christmas-based music by 
Michael Praetorius, 
Samuel Scheidt, 
Dieterich Buxtehude, 
Georg Böhm and 
Johann Sebastian Bach.  
The concert follows the service of Evensong which begins at 4:00 p.m. 

Free concert, donations appreciated!

   

 

This holiday season visit the Oregon State Capitol and enjoy events sure to be a hit with your entire family!           

The annual Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in the Rotunda on Tuesday, November 28. A performance by West Salem High School kicks off the celebration at 5 p.m. The tree lighting ceremony will take place around 5:30 p.m. After the ceremony, Santa and Mrs. Claus will delight children and provide photo opportunities.  Cookies and punch will be served.

  

Musical performances will take place Monday through Saturday in the Capitol Rotunda, November 29 through December 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  School choirs, musicians and performers will represent their communities from throughout Oregon. Visitors to the Capitol during this holiday celebration will be immersed in the atmosphere of the season as they watch the performances, view the beautiful decorations and see the American Flyer model train circle a miniature village under Oregon’s official holiday tree.  Performances will be streamed live Monday through Friday as they are performed, and re-aired when live performances are done for the day. 
 

We hope to see you at your Oregon State Capitol during this most wonderful time of the year!

 

What:          Holiday grand Tree Arrives at the Capitol

When:         Thursday, November 16 at 8:30 AM

Where:        Oregon State Capitol rotunda

                    900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR  97301

Who:           Oregon State Capitol

Why:           The approximately 30-foot Noble fir tree, selected by the Oregon Department of Forestry, will arrive from the Clatsop State Forest around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 16th.

After staging the 30-year-old tree in the Capitol Rotunda, volunteer electricians from the NECA-IBEW Locals 48 & 280 will string more than 6,000 LED lights on the tree in preparation for the Holiday Tree 

 "Also!" this year's holiday music from the Capitol building will be live streamed on www.salemforall.org 

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
 Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemfroall.org

                                               

 

 

11/15/2017

"All!",

             "Salem For All!" is touching people's lives. Our main source for this fact is the statistics we get from Drupal our website platform. In the first 15 days of November Drupal says we've had 673 unique visitors to the website. I look at this as how many people would that be a day as visitors to a coffee shop! That's over 40 which is not bad. Or in even a brighter perspective how many lives have been given hope or even touched by us. 40 lives is probably way more than a doctor sees each day. No matter, to us it's a wonderful fact that people are interested in these events and use our service to find them.

             We continue to look for ways to increase this statistic. We are still fairly new when it comes to being a community resource. After "All!" the Statesman Journal has been around in some form since 1849. This week I will be visiting with people from two well establish "greater Salem" institutions. Salem Health and the Marion County Health Department. We will discuss how they can help use SFA! as a means of improving the quality of people's lives in Salem! The health department uses a holistic approach to helping some of its people and part of this approach means activities that are meaningful and fulfilling. For Salem Health we're thinking of perhaps developing "Opportunities" of the Week! that direct people toward healthful activities.

                On an interesting side note one of our acquaintances , Deborah Patterson, who signed us up as a "Partner" to the Oregon Symphony Association in Salem when she was Executive Director there is now a candidate for the Oregon  State Senate. It's interesting how things evolve! She liked our Facebook page the other day. If you have a chance people Like it "Also!"

 

"Opportunities of the Week!"

 
Oregon Symphony Association in Salem

FRI DEC 01 8PM

Andre Watts Plays Grieg
Leo Hussain, Conductor
Andre Watts, Piano

Kokkonen: Symphonic Sketches
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Sibelius: Valse triste
Nielsen: Symphony No. 5
Purchase tickets

$5.00 tickets at the Box Office the night of the show, up to two per person, with a valid Oregon Trail card.

All the ingredients for a perfect winter's night of music with a Scandinavian-themed evening. Powerhouse pianist Andre Watts returns to play Grieg's magnificent piano concerto.

 

 

Stayton Public Library

STAYTON, Ore. -- The Stayton Public Library is excited to announce a visit featuring author Barbara S. Mahoney on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the E. G. Siegmund Meeting Room. There will be a reception accompanying the event.
Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm

 Free and open to the public

   http://www.staytonoregon.gov/page/library_home

 

 

 Salem Art Association
Bush Barn Gallery

Exhibit Reception Saturday, November 18 | 4-6 pm | FREE Salem Art Association exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday from 10 am-5 pm, and Saturday-Sunday from Noon-5 pm
Date: 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

 

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org             

 

 

                    

 

 

11/14/2017

 

"All!",

 Very exciting and great event at the State Capitol Building in Salem with free "Opportunities". The arrival of the Grand Holiday Tree and decorating.
 "Also!" this year's holiday music from the Capitol building will be live streamed on www.salemforall.org

 

 

What:          Holiday grand Tree Arrives at the Capitol
 
When:           Thursday, November 16 at 8:30 AM
                          
Where:        Oregon State Capitol rotunda
                    900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR  97301
 
Who:             Oregon State Capitol
     
Why:            The approximately 30-foot Noble fir tree, selected by the Oregon Department of Forestry, will arrive from the Clatsop State Forest around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 16th.
After staging the 30-year-old tree in the Capitol Rotunda, volunteer electricians from the NECA-IBEW Locals 48 & 280 will string more than 6,000 LED lights on the tree in preparation for the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28th. 
The 36th annual Holidays at the Capitol celebration is made possible through generous donations by organizations, businesses and individual volunteers. The new LED lights are a gift from NECA-IBEW Locals 48 & 280.
 
Holidays at the Capitol highlights:
 
Nov 16 -    Grand Tree Arrival and Decorating Begins              
 
Nov 28 - Grand tree lighting festivities begin with a performance by West Salem High School from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.. Between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead the crowd in the traditional tree lighting countdown. Other family-friendly activities include:

  • Free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, provided by Best Buy.
  • Free cookies and punch provided by Sassy Onion Restaurant.

 
Nov 29 - Dec 22  Daily performances between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.*, Monday - Saturday. 

Holidays at the Capitol – Celebrating 36 Years

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
 www.salemforall.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michel's news

3/1/2017

"All!",

              We had another powerful DeMuniz Center Presentation today. Gerard Neely, of Salem Alliance Church and I engaged the inmates with "All!" kinds of "Opportunities" Salem Alliance and "greater Salem" offer them. It's no wonder that Salem Alliance is becoming a center of activity with the powerful sense of community they offer. Gerard told the inmates that 50 percent of what is received is put back into the community. Homes and jobs are things they know they clearly need and their spirits were buoyed when we spoke of Marion County's Homelessness Task Force. Finding a job is a huge task for a felon! We talked of building relationships by volunteering, developing resumes, and a community support groups.

              What truly moved them was when I said "Salem For All!" featured the Salem Public Library One Book, One Community project. When I told them about the book's true tale of refugee high school students be coached by some unique teachers and managing to beat the other teams , including MIT's, and win the underwater robotics competition. They  were enthralled. I believe that is a profound and innate dream for us "All!" find someone to lift us from a difficult circumstances and help us win. The inmates were touched. It moved them that "greater Salem" would offer such a great "Opportunity" for free. Also when they heard of the quality of some of our community's great music events, eg., St. Paul's Episcopal Church's Evensong presentation of the  Tallis Scholars in April they were similarly moved with interest!!!!

              This weekend's "Salem For All!"/ACMP Music Play-Ins is going well in it's planing stages. We had one inquiry from " a advanced pianist, with an enormous collection of chamber music" that was interested. The quality of our talent this weekend in "greater Salem" should be very high. From the Camerata Ensemble's string players at the Bush Barn , to Maria Bulkow and local folk musicians, with Paul Toews poems and stories about the Northwest,  at the Charles and Martha Brown House in Stayton, to African drumbeats and bagpipe music at the Woodland Chapel. Treats will be provided for this afternoon of music and community.

                 I believe Jennifer Clake, executive director of the ACMP, and one of the people responsible for this weekends performance of great chamber music around the world, is quite pleased with our "proud and varied" Play-Ins in "greater Salem". I've gotten several very kind e-mails from her in her office on Broadway in New York City!!!! She's looking forward to "seeing the photographs"!

                                                  Opportunity of the Week!

              There's a style of  music for everyone!!!
                  A chamber music play-in will take place Saturday, March 4 from 2:00 pm -5:00 pm at the Salem Art Association's  Bush Barn Gallery upstairs in the Bush Barn. Local chamber musicians and members of the Camerata Ensemble will perform in an informal gathering of musicians. Come see how chamber music is made.
                  Bring an instrument and join in.

                   Treats will be provided.

                                        In Stayton by the canyon.

                                           At the Woodland Chapel on High St.

 

               Also, Sunday, "Salem For All!" "Partner" Camerata Musica is having a concert at the Louck's Auditorium at the Salem Public Library

Cary Lewis brings us yet another
exciting, offbeat concert

 

2:30 PM, Sunday, March 5

Artists:

  • Louis DeMartino, clarinet
  • Adam Trussell, bassoon
  • Cary Lewis, piano

Program:

  • Variations in G minor (1894) - William Y. Hurlstone (1876-1906)

 

  • Trio Pathétique in D minor - Michael Glinka (1804-1857)
    • Allegro moderato
    • Scherzo. Vivacissimo
    • Largo
    • Allegro con spirito

 

  • Trio in E flat major, Op. 38 - Beethoven
    • Adagio--Allegro co brio
    • Adagio cantabile
    • Tempo di Menuetto
    • Tema con Variazioni
    • Scherzo. Allegro molto e vivace
    • Andante con moto---Presto

 

Many thanks!

Michael D. Mann
"Salem For All!"
Building Community with Opportunity
www.salemforall.org

 
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"All!",

                                It's an amazing powerful experience to sit in a room with 14 women who have just been released from prison and now are in jail  to finish their time  and try to persuade them in some way to change their lives. To see them at first sit there and smirk and lean back in their chairs and then once the presentation starts become engaged, lean forward, and become involved. This hour long presentation might be considered a metaphor of what the DeMuniz Resource Center is working to have these women accomplish. Again, it is very powerful to be involved in trying to enable these women to tip the scales in their lives from antisocial living to positive "Opportunity" and productivity. 

                                  They were interested! They asked Yvonne Putsey, Matt Husinger, and me many questions and gratefully thanked us at the end of the presentation. Jack Tally, of the DeMuniz, calls it transformational psychology, and if you ask me helping convicted people  change their lives instead of just locking them up is one of the great discoveries of the 21st century.  DeMuniz is having successes at it, so it can work. What great potential is there to unlock!!!!

                               "Other News",

                                                1. We have a wonderful new "Partner" Young Musicians and Artists Inc., the Northwest's premier summer music and arts camp. It's an excellent program that's been around for 50 years and offers "All!" young talent scholarships, if they and their families  have limited financial means. It's held on campus at Willamette University.

                                                2. The Associated Chamber Music Players inspired Play-In is taking shape. Due to our abilities and resources we changed the format a bit and the Chamber Players will be hosted at the Salem Art Associations Bush Barn or Annex, we will have folk music at the Charles and Martha Brown House in Stayton and World Music at Woodland Chapel. This will be the weekend of March 4th  and 5th. Admission for the event at "All!" venues will be free! And this will be advertised to "underserved" people. OfficeMax is providing posters for the event.

                                                 3. For the month of January 2017 our Drupal statistics page has displayed some amazing statistics for the "Salem For All!" website!- 1960 unique visitors and 3,733 visits those are fabulous results and we hope they truly reflect interest in our "Opportunities' and not shoddy statistic keeping by Drupal. They are exciting though!!!!

                                                  4. Facebook page has 480 Likes through this week.

                                                   5. Many thanks to George Struble and Mark Babson, both accomplished musicians, who have been helping us  recruit local musicians for the Play-Ins.

                  Finally,
 

                    "Opportunity of the Week!"

            Great Music and Art Summer Camp for Kids! -                    YMA 

         See them on the "Salem For All!" website.

 

 

 

All are welcome at YMA

 

worldYoung Musicians & Artists is committed to providing more equitable access to arts education. Through financial aid programs, community partnerships, diversity training, and recruitment efforts, each summer we create a safe, inclusive, and accessible experience for our entire YMA community.

 

But the YMA experience goes beyond that. When we say "All are welcome here," we really mean it. This beautiful community includes students, staff, supporters and alumni of so many different backgrounds, races, colors, religions, political beliefs, creeds, genders, gender expressions, ages, national origins, ancestries, disabilities, marital statuses, sexual orientations, and military statuses. Everyone's uniqueness enriches all of our lives.

 

We love you all. Our doors are open; anyone who chooses to walk through them will always have a home here.

 

 


 

Featured Program: Songwriting

Songwriting

 

Songwriting is always one of YMA's most popular programs, and when you hear the incredible music these students create and perform, it's easy to see why!

 

Download the 2016 Songwriting class's album for free today by clicking here, and prepare to have your mind blown!

 

Led by experienced composer, performer and educator Dana Libonati, students learn the basic techniques and skills used in writing music and lyrics for their own popular songs. In addition to performing during the Performance Showcase toward the end of the camp session, they also have the opportunity to record their songs and can take part in one of the many talent shows at YMA. Songwriting students should be able to play basic chords on the piano and/or guitar.

This is one of our most popular programs and space is limited, so sign up today and reserve your place before it's full! Just head over to www.YMAinc.org to register.

 

 


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            "Salem For All!"
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