Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of May 3-10 MOTHER'S DAY!

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First Friday - Mother's Day - Spring Clean Up Day - Farmer's Market Opens - AND MORE!


Silverton has an amazing line up of things to do for First Friday & don't forget Mother's Day!  (Find Mother's Day event postings in bold below...) 

I'm taking note of a couple special submittals...   

  • Be sure to check out the information regarding “Company is Coming” Spring Clean Up Day - Kudos to Connie Hinsdale for organizing this event.  This gives all lovers of Silverton an opportunity to help make her shine as we prepare for our spring and summer events and out of town guests.  
  • Hooray ~ we survived the winter - the Silverton Farmer's Market opens up this week-end.


Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mamas ~

Me and my Mama Charlotte ~


Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: May 3 - 10

Merchant Meeting
Wednesday, May 4, 8-9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Deb Harroun is the leader for the month of May. The meetings are not just for merchants, all interested business people are welcome to attend. May 4 the group will select a new name to better reflect the makeup of the people attending the meetings.

May Forum Lunch
Friday, May 13, 11:45 – 1 pm in the conference room above the Birth Center at Silverton Hospital. Cost for lunch is $10 with a reservation by May 11. Please take the time to reserve your spot so we have an accurate lunch count. The program will be a presentation about the skate park; fundraising and timetable. 

Silverton Chamber Classic Golf Tournament Friday May 6
We have room for one more team. Tourney cost ($65) includes dinner & auction at Seven Brides Tap Room beginning at 6 pm. The community is invited to attend the dinner, awards and auction for $25. Please purchase your tickets at the Chamber office, 421 S. Water St.

You can still sponsor a hole or donate to the auction. Call the Chamber, 503-873-5615 and we will arrange for pick up. We truly appreciate your support. The golf tournament is one of the Chamber’s major fundraisers and as such helps your Chamber keep dues low as well as providing you with a multitude of services. 

Golfers, be sure to stop by the 9th hole to help Citizens Bank’s fundraiser for SACA. We will be grilling up fresh hot dogs, with all the toppings and a beverage. All proceeds will be donated to SACA.

Flower Baskets
It’s not too late to support the beautiful flower basket program. All monies collected go only to pay for the baskets, and for watering & care of the baskets. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and anyone can help support this project. The more funds we raise, the longer the baskets will remain up. The baskets are truly a feature of Silverton that residents & visitors alike enjoy. Contact the Chamber for more information.

Live Music, Seven Days a Week in the Fireside Lounge at the Oregon Garden Resort
Sunday through Thursday- 7-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9-Midnight
Tuesday, Steve & Melodie
Wednesday, Orvil Ivie
Friday, Terry Robb
Saturday, The Bluesinators
Sunday, Kenny Lavitz
Monday, John Pounds 

Howard Hinsdale Wine Bar
Wednesday, May 4 – Movie Night “Thunder Road” 7 pm
Thursday, May 5 – Cinco de Mayo Wine & Food Pairing 6:30 pm
First Friday, May 6 Live Music – Nick Ignelzi on Guitar 7 -10 pm

Chihuahua Races
It's time for the Annual Wooden Nickel Chihuahua Races, this Wednesday, Cuatro de Mayo at 7pm. Register by 6pm if you're racing. Lots of fun, food and drink specials too!

First Friday at Whimsy etc. 
'Twistie' the balloon man will be at Whimsy etc Boutique for 1st Friday from 5:30 pm to 8pm. He makes unusual balloon Mario for instance..Great for kids and adults! 207 E. Main Street

June Drake Center Hosts First Exhibit 
First Friday, May 6 will be extra special, with two historic “firsts.” The new June Drake Center located in the Oddfellows Building, 218 E Main St., will host its first group exhibit, and the exhibit itself will be the first group showing by the Salem Photography & Drinking club. The 6 members are all photographers who have taught & exhibited in the area, and beyond.

Lunaria Gallery First Friday Event Venturing Out
May 6, 7 - 9 pm In connection with Silverton’s Wine and Jazz Festival, Lunaria presents “Venturing Out”. May’s featured artist, Barbara Bassett has created paintings of both vibrant vineyards and tranquil wine images. Bassett’s show also features images relating to venturing out and exploring the beauty and essence of nature. 503-873-7734

To celebrate Silverton's Wine and Jazz Festival, Lunaria Gallery artists are presenting work inspired by the themes of the festival. Come and meet the artists on First Friday or stop by when you're in town to enjoy the music and wine. This year's festival poster was created by Lunaria's own Rebekah Rigsby and will be on display in the gallery.

Silverton Farmer’s Market Opens
Saturday, May 7 in Town Square is the kick off for the Silverton Farmer’s Market season. The market is open 9 am – 1 pm every Saturday through October 15 and features produce, plants, flowers, eggs, bread, baked goods, coffee, jam and jelly, crepes and more.
For more information, contact Jessica Griffin, Market Manager, 971-208-3898.

Silverton Hospital Fun Run
Sat. May 7 – Children’s warm up 7:50; Children’s 1 mile run for age 10 & under 8 am; warm up exercises 8:30 am; 5K run/walk (3.1mile) 8:45. Start & finish in from of Silverton Hospital Family Birth Center. Registration forms at Mt. Angel Family Medicine, Silverton Hospital Lobby, and Silverton Chamber of Commerce. For more information call Judy 873-1789 or Kay 873-1786.

“Company is Coming” Spring Clean Up Day
Citizens are organizing a spring clean up day for May 7th, 9 am to 3 pm. The goal is to clean up the downtown core in preparation for the summer festival/tourism season. Organizer is Connie Hinsdale of NW Oregon Realty Group; for questions & further information contact Gregg Sheesley at 503-873-2512.

Silver Falls Mother’s Day Birding & Wildflower Weekend
May 7 & 8, 10 am – 4 pm in the South Falls Historic District - The South Falls Lodge will showcase the area’s wildflowers & birds all weekend. Guided walks are offered hourly both days including a daily family-oriented bird walk and new, off-the-beaten-path tour locations.
Naturalist classes & crafts are available for kids of all ages. A live raptor presentation wraps up each day. All walks, talks, crafts, and classes are free; however a parking pass is required. Purchase a 1-day pass for $5; or an annual for $30. For detailed event schedule visit: for more info call 503-874-0201 or 503-873-8681 ext 21.

Mac’s Place
This Saturday, May 7th at Mac's - Live Band Karaoke with the Flextones as your band! No Cover charge, starts at 9 pm
Mac's May Music Lineup: 14th The Ty Curtis Band; 21st Phamous Phaces; 28th John Lee Hooker Jr. www.woodennickel for times and ticket prices.

Mother's Day Champagne Breakfast at Mac's Place from 9am -12 noon - complimentary champagne for Moms. We will be offering these delicious specials: Oysters Florentine, Slow-smoked Prime Rib & Eggs, Mac's Signature Benedict or Crab Cake Benedict, Stuffed Crepes, Bananas Foster and fresh seasonal fruit. 

The Wooden Nickel
Mothers Day Specials served all day at the Wooden Nickel: Steamed Lobster Tail and Slow-smoked Prime Rib, Tequila Lime Halibut with Dungeness Crab Legs and Shrimp Pasta Bella.

Vitis Ridge Events in May 
This week - May 7 Tasting at Bauman Farms, 11-4
Next 3 weeks - May 14 & 15 Second Weekend Wine Tastings at the Tap Room, 11-5
May 14 Vitis Ridge at Citizen's Bank 
May 15 Tasting at The Gathering Spot 11-3
May 26-30 Memorial Day Celebration & First Anniversary Party at the Tap Room each day 11-6

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Oregon Garden Resort
Join us for our annual Mother’s Day Brunch in the Garden View Restaurant. Our buffet style brunch features a variety of sweet and savory treats including carving stations, made to order omelets and waffles and mimosas. Adults $25, Seniors $20, children 12 and under $12. Reservations are recommended, we welcome larger parties up to 16 people. 503.874.2500. 

Mother’s Day Buffet 
May 8 - To make reservations for the Sunday, Mother’s Day Buffet contact the Silver Falls Conference Center at 503-873-8875.

Creekside Grill Celebrates Mom
Creekside Grill opens early this Sunday to CELEBRATE MOM! Don't make mom stand in line and serve herself, reserve her a seat at Creekside so we can serve her every whim. Opening at 9 am with a generous menu including breakfast items like Eggs Benedict, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, kids dishes and delicious entrees like salmon and Prime Rib. Regular menu returns after 4:00pm. Email us for the Mother's Day menu or follow us on Facebook. Make your reservations now. 503-873-9700 


More Jazz in Two Square Blocks than Anywhere on the Planet!

May 14, noon until midnight – The Silverton Wine & Jazz Festival hosts 25 jazz groups & twelve wineries in twelve different venues throughout Silverton. Cost is $25 per person which includes a commemorative wine glass and entry into all venues! Tickets are available at participating wineries and venues, online, or on the day of the festival. Visit our website for more information on tickets, music, wineries, venues, and accommodations: Must be 21 to participate.

Silverton Pet Parade
Saturday, May 21 - Join Silverton’s kids of all ages and their pets for the eightieth annual Silverton Pet Parade. Line up on Apple and Jerome streets by pet category beginning at 9 am.
The parade begins at 10 am at the corner of Main & Coolidge Streets, travels east on Main St., then north on First St. to Eugene Field School. Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Silverton there is no entry fee. For further information call the Chamber, 503-873-5615.

Sunset Article featuring the Pet Parade for an Oregon Day Trip to Silverton

YMCA Healthy Kids Day
The Annual Silver Falls Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day Family Fair will again be held right after the Silverton Pet Parade, on Saturday, May 21st at Eugene Field School. As usual, we rely on community businesses, agencies, and organizations to provide activities and information tables. To see what opportunities there are for you to support our families please visit or call us at 503-873-0205.

Homer Davenport Community Festival 
August 5, 6, 7 – Food & Craft vendor application forms for the Homer Festival and the Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival on June 19, are available at the Chamber office or call 503-873-5615.


Wilco Mother’s Day Sale

Wilco Silverton Presents our Giant Mother’s Day Sale Featuring beautiful hanging flower baskets in full color just in time for Mom. Our garden center is busting at the seams with flowers and vegetables, come in pick up our giant Sale Flyer loaded with great buys for your yard and garden. View us at

The Chocolate Box
We have some wonderful new gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Moonstruck Chocolates have created, exclusively for Mother’s Day, champagne infused dark chocolates with splashes of peach, raspberry and orange named after Peach Bellini, Mimosa and Kir Royal cocktails. They are dipped in ivory chocolate and they pair perfectly with a glass of champagne or a sweet Riesling wine. Sold individually or in gift boxes at both The Chocolate Box and The Chocolate Box Annex located at The Green Store.

For Moms or grandmothers who like their tea, we feature a very popular black tea from Harney & Sons flavored with chocolate and mint, which tastes similar to Andes Mints. More importantly, we found a brand new 1 or 2 cup glass teapot to make the tea which just won the highest recognition from the judges for the World Tea Expo as the “Best New Product in the Category for Tea Ware”. It’s a very sweet little tea pot and we’re featuring it at the introductory price of $23.00, regularly $29.95. 
Finally, we have the most divine dessert wines in raspberry, pear, mead, apples and chocolate that Mom would love. See our Facebook page and “like” it to keep up with our newest chocolates and wines. See us at 202 N. Water St. (503) 873-3225. Open Tues-Sunday (including Mother’s Day) from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Purl District 
All Pink and Lavender Yarns are 25% off in honor of Mother's Day. 
Coming soon: E-Commerce shopping at eh Purl District! Next week we should be up and running and able to accept online orders. 2 a.m. yarn craving?? No problem! Shop in your jammies--we'll never tell! 
The Purl Collection; a Boutique of Fine Hand knit, Crocheted, Finished Garments & Accessories is open. Check it out for ideas, inspiration, & gifts!

Beads n’ More
This is the last week to come in and vote for your favorite "2011 Year of Love Bead Challenge" entry! This Friday we will be counting the votes and have the judges in to select their favorite piece. Refreshments will be served and celebrations all around! Please come join us from 7-9 pm. In judging we are looking for overall design, staying with the theme, and craftsmanship, check out the front window display and come into the shop to vote! Prizes are: Judges’ Choice, People’s Choice, First, Second and Third.

Emily Start’s sterling silver ring class will be May 20 this month. Don't forget free beading classes each week with Ramona Vaughn on Wednesdays and Thursdays, with purchase of project supplies.

Oregon Crêpe Company: Where to find us:
Fresh Crêpes at the Grange on Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 featuring Oregon products
Also find us at the Silverton Farmers Market Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.


Thank you Silverton Chamber of Commerce for helping to promote all that is Silverton ~


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Michael Kitsch
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Sounds like a lot to do.  And, what a delightful picture.  Have a GREAT Mother's Day!  Give mom a kiss from me!

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