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May 1 Skywatch - Come to the Bonebrake Center of Nature and History on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to experience exciting views of the solar system and the galaxy. It will be a celestial BONANZA with many constellations, star clusters, double stars, and far away galaxies visible, as well as the Moon and Jupiter! Joe Shuster and friends will be on site using powerful telescopes, including the Bonebrake Center’s kid/adult-friendly telescopes, dubbed “Charles” and “Shirley,” to explore the spring sky. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. when there is still a bit of light so the presenters can explain the telescopes and allow kids to operate them to view the planet Earth. As the sky starts to darken, the focus will be on the Moon, high in the sky. The craters on the Moon will be visible, and participants will be able to see the area where astronauts first landed on the Moon in 1969. Eventually, the brighter stars will show up. Slipping toward the horizon will be the winter constellations, Canis Major and Orion, the Hunter, and overhead will be Auriga, the Charioteer, and Gemini, the Twins. There will be star maps for the visitors to find Leo, the Lion, and the Bears, Big and Little. Participants can take the star maps home with them so they can view the sky throughout the month, identifying what they can see. The telescopes will let visitors see several clusters of stars in the sky as well as some interesting doubles stars, too. Finally, toward the end of the event, the biggest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, and four of its moons, will be visible. Skywatches are always fun, with handouts, answers to questions, and sometimes a surprise or two! All are welcome to bring personal binoculars or telescopes as well. This program is appropriate for the whole family and will be mostly outdoors, so come prepared for the night air. There will be access to the house and light snacks. The suggested donation is $1.00 per person or $5.00 for the whole family, but no one will be turned away. Registration is not required, but feel free to leave a message at the Bonebrake Center (573.729.3400) or e-mail at for more information. If it appears the night sky will be too cloudy, the program will be rescheduled, if possible. Registrants may call or text 573-247-0279 on the afternoon of Monday, May 1 if there is a question about possible cancellation. 7:30 pmBonebrake Center of Nature and History247-0279
May 5 HIS Soup Kitchen - Catfish, taters & coleslaw fundraiser. Suggested donation $5.00 Preorder deliveries by April 25 Ahleesha 247-2921 or Jessica 247-403011:00-2:00HIS Place Soup Kitchen247-2921
May 5 Junior Ranger Day at Alley Spring
May 5 SMDH Golf Tournament - 4-person scramble. Registration 10am.- Shotgun Tee-Off 1130 am. Lunch on-the-go (provided)- Dinner and prizes following. Closest to the Pin. Longest Putt. Hole-in-One. email Creek Golf Club
May 6 Dutch Oven Cooking - Ever want to learn how to cook in Dutch Ovens? This is the event is for you. There will be several different cooks representing not only Missouri State Parks but the Missouri Extension and a Dutch Oven Group from Springfield MO. There will be a wide range of foods to sample and lots of knowledge to be gained by attending. There will be free handouts and recipes as well as cookbooks to buy. The demos are FREE so come and enjoy a day at the park and sample some good food.2:00-6:00Echo Bluff State Park -The Loop573-751-1224
May 6 thru Sep 30 Farmer's Market - The Farmer's Market - The Salem Farmer's Market will be open each Saturday 7:30 to noon and each Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Credit/Debit/EBT will be accepted.200 S. Main- behind the Chamber office573-247-7349
May 6 OT Challenge Hike - You'll need to: Pre-register, Do a little fundraising, Hike 17.8 Courtois Section miles, and Be willing to have a great time!! You'll get: Two Nights Camping, meals, Energy food & drinks, and hike day wicking shirt and back sack Email for registration information.Ozark Trails
May 10 thru 11 SMDH General Health Screenings - General health screenings both days6:00-9:00Salem Community Center @ the Armory573-729-6626
May 12 Looking Forward to Summer Art Party - $25 covers all supplies. Call to reserve your spot. Bring your own personal style and favorite bottle of wine or other beverage.6:00-8:00 pmOzark Natural and Cultural Resource Center573-247-0279
May 13 Sean's Gospel Extravaganza - Free concert. All proceeds will be benefiting KMW Ministries. $350 gift certificate from Bottorff's South-Town Furniture will be given away. Food and refreshments will be available by donation. Come see Roger Robinson, Steve Conners, Stanley McElfresh, Rodney Wallis and others.5:00 p.m.City Hall Auditorium
May 19 Salem High School Graduation - SHS Class of 2017 graduation7:00 PMSalem High School
May 20 thru 21 Celebration of the Akers Community (Current River Canoe Race)
May 20 National Kids in the Park Day & Sinking Stream Clean-Up - How clean is the water? The Department of Conservation and the Scenic Riverways Stream Team Association will help with fun and educational programs. Kids will get to “Kick Around” in the creek and see what kinds on “BUGS” they can find and what it all means. They will get to set up their own river and watershed situations using the stream table to learn where the water goes and where it comes from. We will also be cleaning up trash along the banks of the creek. There will be a picnic of hotdogs, chips and cookies for all that register. Registration will be at the Terrapin Station Pavilion from 9:00am – 12:00pm.9:00-12:00Echo Bluff State Park - Terrapin Station Pavilion573-751-1224
May 26 2017 Summer Kickoff - Free Movie Night! Everyone is invited to watch Trolls, bring your own seating. Concessions will be sold- Hotdogs, Popcorn, Popsicles, and Lemonade . Hosted by Health Dent County.8:30 pmSalem Upper Elementary729-8163
May 26 Color Run - Color the Summer RAD! Registration fee: Students $12 Adults $15. Includes registration, T-shirt, and sunglasses. All proceeds will be donated to Dent County Love Pack Program. Packets can be picked up at the Armory. Registration due May 10th.6:00 pmUpper Elementary circle drive729-8163
May 27 Salem Acoustic Community Jam - Come jam with us! No talent needed. Bring your instrument and play along or just come and listen.6:30 pmOzark Natural and Cultural Resource Center573-729-0029

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