You still have a chance to catch Magic at the Mill 2011.
This great event offers the walking tour of the Mission Mill facilities, tunes by local musicians, a miniature train exhibit, a variety of children's crafts, and a visit with Salem's very best Santa Claus. Be sure to dress warmly and, once inside, be sure to get your free tickets for the historic home tours.
Tonight is the lighting of the Christmas Tree at the Oregon State Capitol. While this event hosts the best Santa Claus in town – there’s still three good reasons to visit the Capitol building later this holiday season.
1) Check here for the schedule of free music performances. Bring a lunch, take a seat on the marble stairs and enjoy the holiday rhythms.
2) The decoration inside the rotunda are festive, varied, and (even better) in a wonderfully warm and dry location to explore with wee ones. Some years they give away pencils or candy canes away if you stop by the Governor’s office. Visit the 2nd floor/south side for more info.
3) Each year, under the massive holiday fir, is an electric train that travels through the miniature city of Salem. Let your kids line-up to push the button, again and again and again.
Today my family went to the 'Mad Scientist's Chemistry Set' event hosted by the Culture Shock Project.
Being a member of the Chemistry Club has
never looked so cool!
Mixing undergrads and an open flame seems like a crazy idea - but I vote for these young scientists to take their
show on the road. K-12 students would, without a doubt,
sign up for more science classes after seeing this show!
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