Events

LifeSource generally keeps a pretty full schedule on our Outreach and Events calendar.

We have all kinds of things going on, from in-store product sampling to demonstrations and information booths at events organized by the community. Your patronage of LifeSource allows us to offer our Community Room for food, community and wellness events sponsored by other organizations or individuals. A minimal fee or store purchase may be required to help fund the room.

On this page you’ll find a calendar of upcoming events. You can also subscribe to our blog by email or RSS reader and keep up to date that way. We’ll post all our upcoming events to the front page of our website so you can view them in one convenient place!

Jul
28
Fri
Silent Sitting Meditation @ LifeSource Community Room
Jul 28 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm

We are all in essence the Sat or “truth”.  The nature of the Sat is stillness and silence.  This is an opportunity to come together in a group setting to experience the nature of this truth force as we sit in silence together.  Sitting can be done in a chair or on a cushion, as you prefer.  Chairs are provided, bring a shawl, wrap, or blanket for warmth, and a pillow if needed.

No cost.  If coming, please email bevsmith@wildblue.net

Jul
29
Sat
Tribal Dance Classes @ Community Room
Jul 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join Galadriel (of Middleearth Productions) for a Tribal Dance class Saturdays in the LifeSource Community Room!

BellyDance-LS_Staff- discount flyer

Jul
30
Sun
Just Walk Salem/Keizer @ LifeSource Natural Foods patio
Jul 30 @ 9:15 am

Just Walk is a group walk around the neighborhood, sponsored by LifeSource and the South Salem Neighborhood Association.

Walk with us for just under an hour and get a piece of fruit or an energy bar, compliments of LifeSource at the end.

Complete 25 walks and get a $5 gift card.

 

It’s a great day to walk with your neighbors! Sundays and Thursdays at LifeSource!

Note: although the walks happen each week, there’s no weekly commitment or registration required, and you don’t have to live in the neighborhood to participate. Feel free to drop in and Just Walk! Keep in mind that for safety reasons, we request that walk leaders do not go out unless there are at least two other walkers. All walks are free.

This symbol means that dogs are welcome as walking partners! All dogs should be friendly, leashed, and up-to-date on shots for the safety of walkers and other dogs.

Click here to view our calendar on Meetup.com, and click here for a printable version of the schedule.

Sundays

9:15 am:  LifeSource Natural Foods

Walk with Jennifer Carley, founder of Just Walk Salem. Meet on the front patio at LifeSource Natural Foods (2649 Commercial St. SE). From there, the group generally either walks the hills behind the store or goes through the historic Pioneer Cemetery, although it can also go to Bush Park or Clark Creek Park. The walk is usually about 2.5 miles and is paced to accommodate the people who show up. LifeSource rewards each walker with a free piece of fruit when they return from the walk.

Walk leader and JWSK founder Jennifer Carley (center) with walkers at LifeSource

Mondays

9:00 am:  Bush’s Pasture Park

Walk leader Ann (far left) with a group at Bush's Pasture Park

Choose from one or two figure-eight loops for a 1 mile or a 2 1/2 mile walk in Bush’s Pasture Park (600 Mission St. SE). The park has bark and asphalt paths with some inclines and stairs. Water and restrooms are available. Meet at the playground at the southwest corner of the park across from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (near the intersection of High and Leffelle Sts.). Parking is available on Leffelle St. Rain or shine. (Walk leader: Ann)

9:30 am:  Judson Middle School area

Walk through the Faye Wright neighborhood near Judson Middle School. The group walks about 2 to 3 miles on flat ground with an occasional short hill. It takes them between 45 minutes to an hour. The walk goes rain or shine, but please call ahead (503-364-7021) to let them know that you’re coming and get the address of the meeting point. (Walk leader: Barbara)

Judson M.S. area walk leader Barbara (center, in green) with some of her group members

Tuesdays

10:00 am: Keizer Walk

Formerly known as Walk with a Firefighter, this is now our weekly Keizer Walk. Join us for a 45-minute family-friendly walk through Keizer Station. The 2-mile route is paved and flat and there is plenty of parking. Meet at Panera (6110 Keizer Station Blvd). Dogs and strollers welcome. The walk goes rain or shine. (Walk leaders:  Amber)

11:00 am:  West Salem Walk

West Salem walk leader Nancy

Meet in front of the West Salem branch of the Public Library (395 Glen Creek Rd. NW) and walk through Wallace Marine Park, across the Union St. railroad bridge, and back. This is a relatively flat, moderately-paced walk that takes about 45 minutes. (Walk leaders: Nancy and Suzanne)

6:15 pm: Englewood Neighborhood Walk

Meet at the community board in the northwest corner of Englewood Park (1260 19th St. NW). The walk moves at a gentle pace and lasts between 30 and 45 minutes, visiting at least one Little Free Library (more info is available at littlefreelibrary.org). Feel free to bring books to share with others! Kids and strollers are welcome. (Walk leaders: Skye and Jessica)

Wednesdays

9:00 am:  Downtown Walk with 350 Salem

Meet at the plaza on the west side of the Salem-Keizer Transit Center on High Street between Chemeketa and Court (click here for a map) and enjoy a 45-minute walk downtown with environmental group 350 Salem. The group will go to Riverfront Park, make a loop around the carousel, and then follow Pringle Creek for a short ways before returning to the Transit Center, for a total of about 1.75 miles. There is an option to continue on to the Wednesday downtown farmers’ market, which is just a block away. (Walk leader: Ray and Roberta)

9:30 am:  Judson Middle School area

Walk through the Faye Wright neighborhood near Judson Middle School (4512 Jones Rd. SE). The group walks about 2 to 3 miles on flat ground with an occasional short hill. It takes them between 45 minutes to an hour. The walk goes rain or shine, but please call ahead (503-364-7021) to let them know that you’re coming and get the address of the meeting point. (Walk leader: Barbara)

11:00 am:  West Salem Walk

Meet in front of the West Salem branch of the Public Library (395 Glen Creek Rd. NW) and walk through Wallace Marine Park, across the Union St. railroad bridge, and back. This is a relatively flat, moderately-paced walk that takes about 45 minutes. (Walk leaders: Nancy and Suzanne)

Thursdays

9:15 am:  LifeSource Natural Foods

Meet on the store’s front patio at 2649 Commercial St. SE. From there, the group will either walk the hills behind the store or go through the historic Pioneer Cemetery. LifeSource rewards each walker with a free piece of fruit when they return from the walk. (Walk leaders: Jim, Rob, and Jaylene)

11:00 am:  West Salem Walk

Meet in front of the West Salem branch of the Public Library (395 Glen Creek Rd. NW) and walk through Wallace Marine Park, across the Union St. railroad bridge, and back. This is a relatively flat, moderately-paced walk that takes about 45 minutes. (Walk leaders: Nancy and Suzanne)

Fridays

8:00 am: Walk with Parents & Principal at Hallman Elementary

This walk starts at Hallman Elementary School (4000 Deerhaven Dr NE, Salem, OR 97303) and circles the block for a moderately-paced, 45-minute walk. Hallman Elementary Principal and Staff are walking with the community to help make their neighborhood a healthier, safer, and more connected place to live, work, and play.

9:30 am:  Judson Middle School area

Walk through the Faye Wright neighborhood near Judson Middle School (4512 Jones Rd. SE). The group walks about 2 to 3 miles on flat ground with an occasional short hill. It takes them between 45 minutes to an hour. The walk goes rain or shine, but please call ahead (503-364-7021) to let them know that you’re coming and get the address of the meeting point. (Walk leader: Barbara)

Saturdays

8:30 am:  Saturday Downtown Walk

Start the weekend with a Saturday morning walk in downtown Salem! Meet in the parking lot behind the First Christian Church (685 Marion St. NE). The group generally goes across the Union St. pedestrian bridge and through Riverfront Park before returning to the church by 9:30 a.m.–a distance of about 2.5 miles. Other options include Bush’s Pasture Park, the State Capitol, the Saturday farmers’ market, and Wallace Marine Park. If it’s raining, the group can choose to stay indoors and stroll the elevated walkways in the Salem Center mall. Parking is available in the lot behind the church. (Walk leaders: Dena and Sandi)

9:00 am:  Walk with the Chemeketans at Minto-Brown Island Park

Meet at the last parking lot (2200 Minto Island Rd. SW). The walk is a moderate-paced, easy 3-4 mile route. For more information about the Chemeketans, visit www.chemeketans.org. (Walk leader: Laura)

Transmission Meditation @ LifeSource Community Room
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
31
Mon
Principles of Wellness – A Chinese Tai Chi Perspective @ LifeSource Community Room
Jul 31 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Yu Fang 2016YuFang Luo_TaiChi-1

Gentle Tai Chi taught by Yu Fang Luo; $6/class

 

Chinese Principles of Wellness – A Tai Chi Perspective

Aug
4
Fri
Silent Sitting Meditation @ LifeSource Community Room
Aug 4 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm

We are all in essence the Sat or “truth”.  The nature of the Sat is stillness and silence.  This is an opportunity to come together in a group setting to experience the nature of this truth force as we sit in silence together.  Sitting can be done in a chair or on a cushion, as you prefer.  Chairs are provided, bring a shawl, wrap, or blanket for warmth, and a pillow if needed.

No cost.  If coming, please email bevsmith@wildblue.net

Aug
5
Sat
Tribal Dance Classes @ Community Room
Aug 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join Galadriel (of Middleearth Productions) for a Tribal Dance class Saturdays in the LifeSource Community Room!

BellyDance-LS_Staff- discount flyer

Aug
6
Sun
Just Walk Salem/Keizer @ LifeSource Natural Foods patio
Aug 6 @ 9:15 am

Just Walk is a group walk around the neighborhood, sponsored by LifeSource and the South Salem Neighborhood Association.

Walk with us for just under an hour and get a piece of fruit or an energy bar, compliments of LifeSource at the end.

Complete 25 walks and get a $5 gift card.

 

It’s a great day to walk with your neighbors! Sundays and Thursdays at LifeSource!

Note: although the walks happen each week, there’s no weekly commitment or registration required, and you don’t have to live in the neighborhood to participate. Feel free to drop in and Just Walk! Keep in mind that for safety reasons, we request that walk leaders do not go out unless there are at least two other walkers. All walks are free.

This symbol means that dogs are welcome as walking partners! All dogs should be friendly, leashed, and up-to-date on shots for the safety of walkers and other dogs.

Click here to view our calendar on Meetup.com, and click here for a printable version of the schedule.

Sundays

9:15 am:  LifeSource Natural Foods

Walk with Jennifer Carley, founder of Just Walk Salem. Meet on the front patio at LifeSource Natural Foods (2649 Commercial St. SE). From there, the group generally either walks the hills behind the store or goes through the historic Pioneer Cemetery, although it can also go to Bush Park or Clark Creek Park. The walk is usually about 2.5 miles and is paced to accommodate the people who show up. LifeSource rewards each walker with a free piece of fruit when they return from the walk.

Walk leader and JWSK founder Jennifer Carley (center) with walkers at LifeSource

Mondays

9:00 am:  Bush’s Pasture Park

Walk leader Ann (far left) with a group at Bush's Pasture Park

Choose from one or two figure-eight loops for a 1 mile or a 2 1/2 mile walk in Bush’s Pasture Park (600 Mission St. SE). The park has bark and asphalt paths with some inclines and stairs. Water and restrooms are available. Meet at the playground at the southwest corner of the park across from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (near the intersection of High and Leffelle Sts.). Parking is available on Leffelle St. Rain or shine. (Walk leader: Ann)

9:30 am:  Judson Middle School area

Walk through the Faye Wright neighborhood near Judson Middle School. The group walks about 2 to 3 miles on flat ground with an occasional short hill. It takes them between 45 minutes to an hour. The walk goes rain or shine, but please call ahead (503-364-7021) to let them know that you’re coming and get the address of the meeting point. (Walk leader: Barbara)

Judson M.S. area walk leader Barbara (center, in green) with some of her group members

Tuesdays

10:00 am: Keizer Walk

Formerly known as Walk with a Firefighter, this is now our weekly Keizer Walk. Join us for a 45-minute family-friendly walk through Keizer Station. The 2-mile route is paved and flat and there is plenty of parking. Meet at Panera (6110 Keizer Station Blvd). Dogs and strollers welcome. The walk goes rain or shine. (Walk leaders:  Amber)

11:00 am:  West Salem Walk

West Salem walk leader Nancy

Meet in front of the West Salem branch of the Public Library (395 Glen Creek Rd. NW) and walk through Wallace Marine Park, across the Union St. railroad bridge, and back. This is a relatively flat, moderately-paced walk that takes about 45 minutes. (Walk leaders: Nancy and Suzanne)

6:15 pm: Englewood Neighborhood Walk

Meet at the community board in the northwest corner of Englewood Park (1260 19th St. NW). The walk moves at a gentle pace and lasts between 30 and 45 minutes, visiting at least one Little Free Library (more info is available at littlefreelibrary.org). Feel free to bring books to share with others! Kids and strollers are welcome. (Walk leaders: Skye and Jessica)

Wednesdays

9:00 am:  Downtown Walk with 350 Salem

Meet at the plaza on the west side of the Salem-Keizer Transit Center on High Street between Chemeketa and Court (click here for a map) and enjoy a 45-minute walk downtown with environmental group 350 Salem. The group will go to Riverfront Park, make a loop around the carousel, and then follow Pringle Creek for a short ways before returning to the Transit Center, for a total of about 1.75 miles. There is an option to continue on to the Wednesday downtown farmers’ market, which is just a block away. (Walk leader: Ray and Roberta)

9:30 am:  Judson Middle School area

Walk through the Faye Wright neighborhood near Judson Middle School (4512 Jones Rd. SE). The group walks about 2 to 3 miles on flat ground with an occasional short hill. It takes them between 45 minutes to an hour. The walk goes rain or shine, but please call ahead (503-364-7021) to let them know that you’re coming and get the address of the meeting point. (Walk leader: Barbara)

11:00 am:  West Salem Walk

Meet in front of the West Salem branch of the Public Library (395 Glen Creek Rd. NW) and walk through Wallace Marine Park, across the Union St. railroad bridge, and back. This is a relatively flat, moderately-paced walk that takes about 45 minutes. (Walk leaders: Nancy and Suzanne)

Thursdays

9:15 am:  LifeSource Natural Foods

Meet on the store’s front patio at 2649 Commercial St. SE. From there, the group will either walk the hills behind the store or go through the historic Pioneer Cemetery. LifeSource rewards each walker with a free piece of fruit when they return from the walk. (Walk leaders: Jim, Rob, and Jaylene)

11:00 am:  West Salem Walk

Meet in front of the West Salem branch of the Public Library (395 Glen Creek Rd. NW) and walk through Wallace Marine Park, across the Union St. railroad bridge, and back. This is a relatively flat, moderately-paced walk that takes about 45 minutes. (Walk leaders: Nancy and Suzanne)

Fridays

8:00 am: Walk with Parents & Principal at Hallman Elementary

This walk starts at Hallman Elementary School (4000 Deerhaven Dr NE, Salem, OR 97303) and circles the block for a moderately-paced, 45-minute walk. Hallman Elementary Principal and Staff are walking with the community to help make their neighborhood a healthier, safer, and more connected place to live, work, and play.

9:30 am:  Judson Middle School area

Walk through the Faye Wright neighborhood near Judson Middle School (4512 Jones Rd. SE). The group walks about 2 to 3 miles on flat ground with an occasional short hill. It takes them between 45 minutes to an hour. The walk goes rain or shine, but please call ahead (503-364-7021) to let them know that you’re coming and get the address of the meeting point. (Walk leader: Barbara)

Saturdays

8:30 am:  Saturday Downtown Walk

Start the weekend with a Saturday morning walk in downtown Salem! Meet in the parking lot behind the First Christian Church (685 Marion St. NE). The group generally goes across the Union St. pedestrian bridge and through Riverfront Park before returning to the church by 9:30 a.m.–a distance of about 2.5 miles. Other options include Bush’s Pasture Park, the State Capitol, the Saturday farmers’ market, and Wallace Marine Park. If it’s raining, the group can choose to stay indoors and stroll the elevated walkways in the Salem Center mall. Parking is available in the lot behind the church. (Walk leaders: Dena and Sandi)

9:00 am:  Walk with the Chemeketans at Minto-Brown Island Park

Meet at the last parking lot (2200 Minto Island Rd. SW). The walk is a moderate-paced, easy 3-4 mile route. For more information about the Chemeketans, visit www.chemeketans.org. (Walk leader: Laura)

Transmission Meditation @ LifeSource Community Room
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
7
Mon
Principles of Wellness – A Chinese Tai Chi Perspective @ LifeSource Community Room
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Yu Fang 2016YuFang Luo_TaiChi-1

Gentle Tai Chi taught by Yu Fang Luo; $6/class

 

Chinese Principles of Wellness – A Tai Chi Perspective