Keizertimes. (Salem, Or.) 1979-current, December 01, 2017, Page PAGE A7, Image 7

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Santa at Volcanoes Stadium Saturday
Cadet Lt. Col. Noah Egli accepts the fi rst place trophy for
Marching Units at the Albany Veteran’s Day Parade.
Marching to 1st
McNary’s Air Force Ju-
nior Reserve Offi cer Training
Corps won a fi rst place trophy
at Albany’s Veterans Day Pa-
rade for Marching Units.
Thirty-six cadets braved
the cold and rain to win fi rst
place at the parade for the fi rst
time since 2012, the fi rst year
of the McNary program.
After the parade the unit
made a quick visit to Avamere
Courts to thank veterans there
for their service.
Santa arrives at Volcanoes Stadium via
helicopter Saturday, Dec. 2. He will be
on-hand from noon to 3 p.m. taking
requests and posing for photos with
Silver Falls celebrates holidays on Dec. 9
Rangers, hosts, and volun-
teers are transforming the Sil-
ver Falls State Park’s Historic
District into a Christmas won-
derland for the 40th annual
Christmas Festival. The event
will be on Saturday, December
9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the
South Falls Historic District.
Musicians and choral groups
provide the sounds of the holi-
days. Visitors can enjoy cookies
and cocoa as they gather in the
South Falls Lodge area to hear
seasonal stories and music in
the afternoon. Or they can get
in the spirit by creating make-
and-take projects such as holi-
day cards, gingerbread houses,
festive ornaments, wreaths,
nature crafts, and more. There
will be guided hikes to enjoy
the park in its winter splendor.
The Salem Audubon Society
is supplying parts, tools, and
expertise for bird nest boxes.
There is a $5 materials fee for
the bird nest boxes. All other
crafts and activities at the fes-
tival are free.
The Silver Falls Lodge and
Conference Center will be
offering roasted chestnuts,
popcorn, coffee and cocoa, as
well as holiday craft stations
and carnival style games with
prizes. There will be snow-
fl ake fl urries each hour. A
small selection of lunch items
will be available for purchase
in the hall. A shuttle bus will
run continuously between
the conference center and the
South Falls Day Use area.
South Falls Nature Store
offers Christmas gifts and
souvenirs including hand-
made hats, pens, and orna-
ments to fi eld guides and na-
ture toys.
Symphony performs Dec. 1 at WU
Oregon Symphony mu-
sicians will welcome guest
conductor Leo Hussain and
world-renowned pianist An-
dre Watts for a holiday concert
on Friday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. at
Willamette University’s Smith
In addition to Grieg’s Pia-
no Concerto, a perennial au-
dience favorite, the concert
features other music from
Scandinavia, including Danish
composer Carl Nielsen’s Sym-
phony No. 5, which depicts
the chaos and terror of World
War I.
General admission tickets
are priced from $35 to $50,
while tickets for students, Or-
egon Trail Card holders and
Salem for All participants are
These Salem-Keizer
houses of worship
invite you to visit.
Call to list your church
in our Worship Directory:
(503) 390-1051
John Knox Presbyterian Church
452 Cummings Lane North • 393-0404
8:30 am • 10 am • 11:30 am • 6 pm
503.304.4000 •
Father Gary L. Zerr, Pastor
Saturday Vigil Liturgy: 5:30 p.m.
Sundays: 8:15 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
La Misa en Español: 12:30 p.m.
Saturday Evening
6:00 pm
Children’s Programs, Student and Adult Ministries
1755 Lockhaven Dr. NE Keizer
Sunday Morning
9:00 am
10:45 am
Rev. Dr. John Neal, Pastor
Worship - 10:30 a.m.
Education Hour - 9:15 a.m.
Nursery Care Available