Friday For part of their weekend long Hop and Heritage Festival, the town of Independence will be having their traditional ghost walk from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at. Find them at the Riverview Park and Amphitheater. 50 C St. Independence, OR 97351 For more information visit:  http://www.independencehopandheritage.com/   Saturday Looking for something to keep you busy all day? From 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. the Independence Hop and Heritage Festival will be going on. Stay for the day, or just drop by for a few hours. The festival will include: a farmers market, Zumba, scarecrow contest, book sale, pie eating contest, dance contest, and more, not to mention they’ll be ending the night with a firework display. 50 C St. Independence, OR 97351 For more information visit: http://www.independencehopandheritage.com/   Brush Creek playhouse will be presenting the lighthearted play, Schoolmarm’s Inn Trouble. The play opens on Friday the 27 with a showing at 7 p.m. and will perform on weekends until Oct. 13. Friday and Saturday showings being at 7 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students. Brush Creek Playhouse 11535 Silverton Rd.NE Silverton, OR 97381 To read a bio of the play, or for more information visit: http://www.brushcreekplayhouse.com/   If you’re a writer, or simply enjoy a good read you might enjoy checking out the free local author fair at the Salem Public Library this Saturday. The authors will have their books available for purchase as well as give short presentations on their work. The fair starts at 11 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. Salem Public Library 585 Liberty St. SE Salem, OR 97301 For more information visit: http://www.cityofsalem.net/Departments/Library/EventsAndPrograms/Pages/default.aspx Sunday If you’re interested in hearing some beautiful live music this weekend, the Thunder Egg Consort will be offering a free concert in the Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Public Library. Seating is first come first served basis. Salem Public Library 585 Liberty St. SE Salem, OR 97301 For more information visit: http://www.cameratamusica.org/next.htm For more things to do in Salem visit: travelsalem.com