Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of May 10 - 17, 2011

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Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: May 10 - 17

Merchant Meeting
Wednesday, May 11, 8-9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Deb Harroun is the leader for the month of May. Our speaker this week is Tim Yount of Edward Jones; topic is Uncommon Truths of Investing. The meetings are not just for merchants, all interested business people are welcome to attend. 

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. 

Oregon's Hometown Phone Book Canvas Open for 2011-12! 
Advertising starts at $50 per year! Canvas is now open for advertising in the 2011-12 Oregon's Hometown Phone Book covering Silverton, Mt Angel, Scotts Mills. Please visit our website for information, email me or call us 503-668-3084.

Flower Baskets
The baskets themselves are paid for, but we are still looking for donations to pay for their daily watering & frequent fertilizing. The more funds we raise the longer the baskets will remain on display, & it’s not too late to make your donation. All donations go only to pay for the basket project and any and all donations are appreciated. 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

Silverton Farmer’s Market 
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.

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.

Last 3 days to volunteer for the 5th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival. Contact Deb Harroun at:, or 503.949.4056. Work for 4 hours, and play the rest.

Creekside Grill & Terrace 
Creekside hosts 5 live music acts this Saturday for the Silverton Wine & Jazz Festival! Music will begin with Pete Krebs Trio at noon in the hall outside the Grotto Martini Bar at Creekside, followed by Henri Schifter Trio at 3pm. In the dining room at 6pm, Creekside welcomes back Mark Simon on piano and introduces Karla Harris on vocals. The Terrace near the covered footbridge will host the PSU combo at 12:30 and Mike Curtis Klezmer band at 3:30. Tickets available at This will be one of the rare opportunities for the public to enjoy the outdoor Terrace this year. 503-873-9700 

Live Music At Mac's 
May 14 - The Ty Curtis Band - 9pm - $5
May 21 - Phamous Phaces - 9pm - No Cover
May 28 - John Lee Hooker Jr. - 9pm - $12 Hooker explodes with fiery intensity as he sets the audience on fire, proving that the blues are indeed an international language understood around the world. 

Special Friday Night Dinner at the Wooden Nickel
Slow smoked bbq beef brisket with fried oysters and southern fried shrimp for $15.95. Served every Friday in May at 5pm. 

Vitis Ridge Events in May 
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

Gardener's Club presents "How to Meet a Dog" and "Guide Dogs for the Blind"
May 14, 2011 10 a.m., Children's Garden at The Oregon Garden
Free for Garden members, $5 per child plus applicable admission for non-members


Heart Health Presentation at Silverton Hospital

Silverton Hospital will be hosting an event to help people learn more about heart health and to assess personal risk factors. The free event will be held on May 18, at 6:30 pm, at Silverton Hospital. 6:30 Presentation: Your Heart Health by Cascade Cardiology; 7:15 Tour the Silverton Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Lab; followed by a Personalized Health risk Assessment. This is a free event. RSVP by May 13 to 503-873-1785.

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.

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.

Garden University presents Spice Up Your Garden with Environmentally Friendly Design Ideas
May 21, 2011 2 p.m. Education Center at The Oregon Garden - Television and radio personality Ciscoe Morris will talk about ways to make your garden more attractive, fun and interesting to work in, attract birds and wildlife, and easier to maintain without resorting to chemical pesticides. Book signing to follow. Tickets: $15 non-members (includes Garden admission); Free for Garden Members Call 503-874-2533 for tickets.

Silverton Arts Association Sale
May 21 and 22nd is the SAA Fund Raiser formerly known as the SAA Garage Sale. We have fancied the name up but the concept is pretty much the same. We have lots of interesting items at garage sale prices. That is where you come in…We need your attic, garage, garden, and overly full closet items. The focus of the sale is on home and garden so anything you can donate from small or large furniture pieces, to garden shed and linens would be a greatly appreciated. We also need floral canvases. Remember some of those old first attempts at oil painting. Well, Sandy Tiffee shared a great way to use them and make a bit of cash for SAA. So drop any or all your items off at the art center. If you can price your items all the better.
Also, if you want, you can rent a table and have your own g’sale at the SAA sale. For only $20.00 you will get a large space to sell whatever you want.

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.


Miche Rep Deb 

For Miche ~ If your bag is not becoming to should be coming to Miche Deb!
Go to: or 503.949.4056. Shop local!

Beads n’ More
The Judges Judged, the People voted and Beads n' More Design Studio & Gallery took pictures and announced the winners of our first Annual 2011 Year of Love Bead Challenge! It was fun and fantastic! Come by the shop and see the winners displayed in the front window.
A big thank you to our judges, everyone that voted on the People's Choice ballot, and especially to our contestants that made the beautiful entries pieces. Great Job! 

Oregon Crêpe Company: Where to find us:
We're taking the summer off from the Silverton Tuesday at the Silverton Grange
Friday we are at the Byrom Elementary School in Tualatin for a school fundraiser.

Lunch in Salem at the Salem Wednesday Farmers Market 10AM - 2PM on Chemeteka Street.
Dinner in Dallas on Thursdays, 3 pm - 7pm at the Polk County Bounty Market
Breakfast and Lunch Saturday at the Salem Saturday Market, 9am - 3pm
Brunch Sunday at the Tigard Farmers Market, 9am-2pm


Thank you Silverton Chamber of Commerce for promoting all that is Silverton ~

Comments (3)

Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin


Great work. This is an awesome localism post. Thanks for sharing it. Have a great week.

May 11, 2011 04:50 AM
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Rosi: Wow, sounds like a wonderful fun week in Silverton. As the comment above states, awesome localism post!

May 11, 2011 04:53 AM
Rosi Green
AmeriTitle - Silverton, OR

Thanks for the comment Alan and Michele ~ we have a lot to do every week here!  Love my Silverton.  Hi Rene'!  You need to come have a burger with me in Silverton at Mac's.  Miss you.


May 11, 2011 05:24 AM

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