Salem's Pedestrian Bridge will be lit with blue lights recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Visit Salem Hospital and look for their displays recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.Blue ribbons will be put on trees throughout the hospital campus - one for every child abuse case that has entered their doors. Prevention banners and pinwheels will also draw attention to this important issue. There will be a moment of silence in remembrance of those affected.
School’s Out, Science is In: Joke’s on You! It may be April Fools’ Day, but this event is no joke! Learn the truth about fool’s gold, help bust urban legends and myths and discover the science behind optical illusions. Try to use science to spot a fake. Free with admission. A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village, 116 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR 97301. Info: 503-371-3631 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.acgilbert.org.
Around the World: Little Friends First Thursday Learn about countries from around the world through dress-up play, music and crafts. Create an international-style shadow puppet to take home. The first Thursday of the month is a special time for preschoolers at the Village. We welcome kids, ages 3-5, to explore the world around them through stories, hands-on activities and crafts. Free with admission. A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village, 116 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR 97301. Info: 503-371-3631 | email@example.com | www.acgilbert.org.
Darkness to Light Training – Stewards of Children: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training. This training is the only nationally available program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child-protective behaviors. Who should attend? Any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children. Contact Adrienne Christian at 503-540-0288 or visit http://www.libertyhousecenter.org/events.php?ogid=3. The training is offered free of charge during the month of April.
It’s a Small World-NanoThe Next Big Thing is Super Small! Explore a miniscule world where materials have special properties and new technologies have spectacular promise. See how 3D images are made and investigate new Nano products and materials. Other activities include making bracelets that change color in the sun and a story time reading of Dr. Seuss's, Horton Hears a Who! Free with admission. A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village, 116 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR 97301. Info: 503-371-3631 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.acgilbert.org.
Summer Camp ExpoThis is your opportunity to check out the amazing summer camps we have lined up for this year. Sample many of the fantastic activities, meet our wonderful educators and learn about the advantages of having a summer camp experience. We will have registration open and materials for you to take home. 10% off camps with paid registration during the April 6 Summer Camp Expo. A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village, 116 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR 97301. Info: 503-371-3631 | email@example.com | www.acgilbert.org.
Strengthening Families - SpanishStayton Middle School WeekContact Friends of the Family for more information - JuliAnn Olson, 503-769-2309, firstname.lastname@example.org
Voices of Children Tour at Liberty HouseThis one-hour up-close tour is an opportunity to learn more about the issue of child abuse, how to protect children, and how Liberty House helps kids and families be healthy and safe. Contact Adrienne Christian at 503-540-0288 to sign up or visit http://www.libertyhousecenter.org/events.php?ogid=2