‘Super Happy Fun Break Time’: FREE Spring Break Lunch Program for ALL Children in Marion and Polk Counties

By Emy Sloan

 

ALL children ages 1-18 are invited to enjoy FREE lunch, books and activities this Spring Break at select Marion Polk locations regardless of family income. There is no registration required and everyone is welcome! Continue reading “‘Super Happy Fun Break Time’: FREE Spring Break Lunch Program for ALL Children in Marion and Polk Counties”

Featured Holiday Event: Albany’s Christmas Storybook Land

By Emy Sloan

 

Albany’s Christmas Storybook Land is celebrating their 40th anniversary! Over the years this amazing community event has been delighting people of all ages during the holiday season. It’s a beautifully decorated Christmas walk-through adorned with characters and scenes from classic children’s stories, nursery rhymes, movies, etc. There are twinkling lights everywhere, working train model displays, a teddy bear winter wonderland, a charming Victorian Village and of course…Santa and Mrs. Claus.

 

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Holidays at the Capitol: The 35th Annual Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony

By Emy Sloan

 

The Oregon State Capitol is a magical place to visit during the holidays! There are many sparkling lights, trees and other various Christmas decorations on display throughout the building. The centerpiece is the giant ‘Grand Tree’ that stands high in the Capitol Rotunda. Continue reading “Holidays at the Capitol: The 35th Annual Grand Tree Lighting Ceremony”

Salem Health’s New Therapy & Community Play Area: The Let’s All Play Place

By Emy Sloan

 

The ‘Let’s All Play Place’ is a wonderful new therapy and community playground located on the Salem Health campus next to the Salem Health Rehabilitation Center (on the corner of Mission and Church in Southeast Salem.)  Continue reading “Salem Health’s New Therapy & Community Play Area: The Let’s All Play Place”

Parks & Playgrounds: Englewood City Park

 

By Emy Sloan

 

Englewood City Park is set back in a peaceful wooded area in Northeast Salem. There are plenty of beautiful conifer and deciduous trees and lots of space to run around in. There’s a fun playground area and best of all an awesome splash fountain!  Continue reading “Parks & Playgrounds: Englewood City Park”

Day Trip: All Aboard the Pacific Northwest Live Steamers at the Molalla Train Park!

Guest Post By Sarah Orschel

 

Do you have a little train conductor in your house who makes your daily routine revolve around their train schedule? If your children are anything like my son then you must check out the Shady Dell Train Park! Continue reading “Day Trip: All Aboard the Pacific Northwest Live Steamers at the Molalla Train Park!”

Featured Event: FREE Safe Haven Indoor Park Play at Oak Park Community Church

Oak Park Church of God, located on Lancaster Drive in North Salem, offers a free play session every Tuesday from 9:30-11:30. Referred to as ‘Safe Haven Indoor Park’ this community event (intended for children ages 0-5) is held in the large gymnasium attached to the church. Continue reading “Featured Event: FREE Safe Haven Indoor Park Play at Oak Park Community Church”