The location of some clubs and activities have switched to private homes while others are currently “on hold”. While every effort will be made to keep this page current, it is a best to check with the point of contact for each Club/Activity for the latest news.
Billiards: Interested in a challenge of playing with others? A group meets daily to play. Due to the fire, the group is currently playing in a resident’s home.
Bingo: Monthly Bingo as well as 52 Card Bingo are currently on hold.
Birders: Salemtowne Birders is a group of individuals that are interested in the bird “bounty” we have here in Salemtowne. This group of bird fanciers enjoy sharing photos and information about birds. They have monthly (somewhat spontaneously planned) bird walks April-October. <Read More>
Cards & Cribbage: Interested in a good game of cards or cribbage? Groups meet regularly for Bridge, Duplicate Bridge, Poker, Cribbage and a variety of other games.
Co-Ed Cards: Originally, this game time was a Women’s Poker night, but over the years has evolved into a co-ed card night. Although there are many card games to choose from, the game of “Tens” is the most popular.
Garden Club: If physical participation in the common gardens is not for you, you may prefer to join the group of ladies who simply enjoy garden tours, visits to wineries in the area, lunch, fellowship and other social events.
Library Club: The Library Club cares for and catalogs the reading material available in the Farmhouse. There is a large selection in both hard cover as well as paperbacks. Due to the fire, this Library Club is currently inactive. However, they ask that everyone hold onto any new books they might acquire and consider donating them to the Library once the space becomes available again.
Mah Jongg: This tile-based game was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. A group gathers to play a couple times a week. Mah Jongg is currently being played twice a week on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m.
Oregon Historical Sign Restoration Club: The “Oregon Historical Marker Program” is Oregon’s official program for the roadside historical interpretation signs throughout the state. Its mission is to maintain and restore Oregon’s Historical Markers. Salemtowne volunteers have honed their techniques and developed a new set of best practices for restoring Oregon Historical Markers throughout the state. These folks are joined by others outside the community of Salemtowne to also work on these restorations. Read More
RoVers Club: This club is open to all Salemtowne residents enthusiastic about RVing, camping, or socializing. Possession of an RV is not required. Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of the month April through October. Camping trips are monthly May through October. Campground preference is given to those with yurts, cabins, or nearby lodging for the non-RVers. Each camping trip offers a variety of offsite activities such as golfing, hiking, eating at a favorite restaurant, exploring local highlights, museums or shops. Onsite activities include potlucks, games, cards, crafts and gathering around the campfire for fun and fellowship. Come to a meeting to find out more! All are welcomed. Read More
Pickleball: Salemtowne has an indoor court in the Towne Hall for year round play as well as two outdoor courts.
Ping Pong: Ping pong tables are available for in the Towne Hall for residents’ use. A small group plays regularly several times a week.
Salemtowne Men’s Golf Club: The men in this club love to play golf all year round. Members pay yearly dues and volunteers from the membership organize the various activities that are offered. The regular season runs from the first Tuesday in April through mid-October. In addition to regular men’s day play, the Club offers almost daily golf activities as well as social activities. Read More
Salemtowne Women’s Golf Association: This women’s club was organized in 1969 to provide a solid golf program and social activities. Members pay yearly dues and volunteers from the membership organize various activities that are offered. The regular season extends from the first Wednesday in April to the end of October, with winter activities in February and March. Read More
Salemtowne Quilters: The Quilters meet in the Stitch Niche room every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (You can drop in to learn about quilting any time during the day.) The Quilters send out a big “Thank You” to all who have donated fabric and purchases for the Quilters charitable work. The quilters can frequently be found working in the Stitch Niche room throughout the week completing a project. They create and donate several hundred quilts a year to many non-profit organizations and Salem Hospital. Look in the window for a current count of donated quilts. They also make and donate quilts to Fundraising Events in Salemtowne in support of the community. They participate in the September community sale by selling “all things sewing”, non quilting fabrics, threads, patterns, batting, tools, etc. The items are generally donated by Salemtowne Residents who have decided to relinquish their abundance of supplies for one reason or another.
Soup & Bean Bag: This popular monthly event is open to all residents. A signup sheet is posted on the bulletin board outside the SCA Office. Bean Bag is a game in which players take turns throwing weighted bags at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the board scores 1. Soup & Bean Bag is held on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:oo p.m. A simple meal is served, bring your own beverage and place setting, and the games begin afterwards. Volunteers take turns hosting the dinner rotating through the year. Other volunteers coordinate the play. The cost is $5.00 for the meal + $1.00 for the game (prize money).
Video Library Club: The Salemtowne Video Library offers residents the opportunity to check out movies, films, and special feature videos for home viewing. The total inventory in the Video Library changes monthly. Click here for a list of the videos available as of Sep 1, 2021.
Women’s Club: The Club offers a great place to make new friends and find opportunities to be of service to our neighbors. The Women’s Club strives to provide eclectic programs that will attract women and men. Each meeting is usually followed by an interesting and entertaining program and light refreshments. In addition, the Salemtowne Women’s Club sponsors a variety of local community programs and an occasional fundraiser to help defray monthly expenses. All residents are invited to join in the planning and organizing of the activities, and all are invited to attend the programs and support the fundraising projects for local communities.
Women’s Bible Study: Groups can be found throughout Salemtowne in individual homes as well as a central Study Group which all women are invited to attend. The most popular time for these groups to meet is generally Tuesday afternoons. The central group meets all year and the group chooses each study as they move through the year.
If you don’t see your favorite activity, remember that Salemtowne is a volunteer-run community.
Speak up and you may find that others share a passion for your activity of choice.