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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 bonebrakecenter@embarqmail.com 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 6 Community Wide Yard Sale - Time to organize, clean out those closets and garages and participate in the Spring City Wide Yard Sale. The City Wide Yard Sale is the perfect answer to get organized! To reserve your spot at the City parking lot @ 4th & Iron St. call 729-2428. To be included on the map and newspaper advertisements, call 729-4126,the Salem News. MAPS available at Chamber Office/Visitor's Center, City Administration Building and Convenience stores. Saturday Morning Throughout the City 573-729-4811Starting 7:00 AMAll over Salem573-729-2428
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 11 Senior Citizens’ Trout FishingTournament - This trout tournament will be open to any man or woman 60 years of age or older. Two classes will be designated, fly or bait. Two prizes will be awarded to winners in each class for heaviest trout, and heaviest stringer of trout. Gift certificates will be presented to the winners upon completion of the tournament. Registration at Dorman L. Steelman Lodge. Tournament hours are 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 6:30 AM - 2:00 PMMontauk State Park
May 12 thru 13 Old Mill Days - 12th from 9-4 Historic Skills Day 13th from 9-4 Ozark Artisans Fair9-4Montauk State Park
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 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

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