Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of June 28 - July 5, 2011

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Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: June 28 – July 5

Summer Hours at the Chamber
The Silverton Chamber office is open Saturdays from 10 am until 3 pm for the summer months.

Merchant Meeting is Now Silverton Business Group
The new name better reflects the makeup of the group meeting every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Jose De la Rosa is the leader for the month of June. 
Speakers this week are the VanNattas from VanNatta Public Relations, Inc. with a program on branding.

Oregon's Hometown Phone Book for 2011-12 deadline July 1st!!
Final week 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.

Howard Hinsdale Cellars Wine Bar
Tuesday night jam sessions 7-9 pm
Wednesday, June 29 – Movie night “The Stunt Man” 7 pm
Thursday, June 30 – Wine & Food Pairing 6:30 pm
First Friday, July 1 – Music: Nick Ignelzi and Company

Mac's Place
June 29 - Community Fundraiser for Marquis Care at Silver Gardens THIS WEDNESDAY - all day! Come eat and show your support!
Kids Karaoke now every Tuesday from 6-8 pm for the summer!
Saturday, July 1 -Live Band Karaoke with the Flextones! Come sing your songs with an amazing live band as your back-up! 9 pm
CLOSED at 4pm on the 4th of July! Have a fun and safe evening!
SAVE THE DATE: Starting Thursday July 7th - Acoustic Open Mic Night from 9-Midnight! Sign up anytime!

Wooden Nickel
New July Friday Night Dinner! Come one come all for a heaping Pile O' Shrimps! Get 'em Cajun, Garlic Grilled or Sauteed! Any way you choose, they're plump, delicious and a great way to start a Friday Night!
CLOSED all day for the 4th of July. Have a safe and fun celebration! 

The Oregon Garden Resort:
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, baked goods, coffee, jam and jelly, and more.
For more information, contact Jessica Griffin, Market Manager at 971-208-3898.

First Friday Event at Lunaria “She Sits in the City of Lights”
July 1, 7 - 9 pm – “She Sits in the City of Lights” is a show of Bonnie Taylor Talbot’s Paris-inspired paintings opening at Lunaria Gallery on July 1st. Her canvases feature iconic images of French balcony grates, chandeliers and perfume bottles outlined in ribbons of bold color, incorporating stamped words and floral patterns. The show runs through July.

"Americana" July Additional Event at Lunaria Gallery
July 1, 7 - 9 pm – In honor of Independence Day, Lunaria Gallery presents “Americana”. The show features art by several Lunaria artists, inspired by, of course, America. Opens July 1st and 
runs all month.

Mt. Angel Sausage Company Makes National TV
Outrageous Food's, "Big Chef" Tom Pizzica, is on a quest to unearth the most jaw-dropping, eye-popping, occasionally heart-stopping foods in the country - dishes that give "outrageous" a whole new meaning. He found what he was looking for here in our seriously hot home-made sausages - the Fire House Brats at our own Mt. Angel Sausage Company. Tune into Food Network's primetime series, Outrageous Food (local channel 47) on Friday evening, July 1, at 10 pm (ET) for the premiere showing of this episode featuring Mount Angel.

Also, we're pleased to announce the arrival of our new salad bar. Now you can have a fresh salad built the way you like it. We rotate in new items all the time. Come on in and check it out. We are proud to announce that renovations are complete and you can check out our new space! Now on those not so nice days you can sit inside our Bavarian Dining Hall. 
Welcome back Gregg Meier on the accordion. What a fun performance he gives each and every time. You can catch him on most Friday and Saturday evenings.

Celebrate The Oregon Garden's 10th Anniversary!
On July 3rd, The Oregon Garden will welcome all Silverton residents free of charge (admission for all other guests is $10) from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., for a day full of activities. During the day, families can participate in a Radio Disney music event, face painting, puppet shows by the Dragon Theater, a Bi-Mart Toddler Zone, a birdhouse scavenger hunt, cupcake decorating and more. Visitors can also enjoy the Container Garden contest display, a railroad exhibit and a photography display featuring The Oregon Garden's photo contest entries.

In addition, the evening's concert will feature three Nashville singer-songwriters: Bobby Tomberlin, Bill LaBounty and Tim Nichols. These talented musicians have written songs for artists like Josh Turner, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and have performed with Trace Adkins and the B52's. Opening the evening will be country duo Bomshel. Gates open at 5 pm, with the show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($15 for Silverton residents, members of The Oregon Garden, Bi-Mart members and BWCMF Country Club members). Tickets can be purchased by calling (877) 674-2733, online at, at Bi-Mart locations or at The Oregon Garden Visitor Center.

The Junior Gardener's Club will meet weekly in July. Kids will learn about Geocaching on July 9th, participate in Fiber Arts with The Purl District on July 12th, get moving during Zumba with Silverton Fitness on July 19th, and enjoy a Fairy Garden Party on July 26th. All activities are designed for children ages 5 to 10, and will take place in the Children's Garden, at The Oregon Garden, at 10 a.m. For information on membership call 503-874-8100 or visit our blog:

Old Stuff on Main – An American Antique Fair & Art on Main
Monday, July 4th from 9 am to 4 pm Silverton’s Main St. will be closed between Water & First for the annual antique fair with a variety of dealers offering treasures from the past. For questions contact 503-873-6555. 

Main St will also be closed off between First & Second for the 2nd annual Art on Main sponsored by the Silverton Arts Association. Check out both these events in our historic downtown.


American Idol Finalist Crystal Bowersox in Concert. 

On July 14th, Crystal Bowersox, who placed second on American Idol last year, will bring her folk-rock-country style to The Oregon Garden. She will be joined by local country artist Amy Clawson. Tickets are $20 ($15 for members of The Oregon Garden, Bi-Mart members and BWCMF Country Club members). Tickets can be purchased by calling (877) 674-2733, online at, at Bi-Mart locations or at The Oregon Garden Visitor Center.

The Canterbury Renaissance Faire 
July 16, 17, 23, 24, 2011, 10 am to 6 pm. It is located at Whitewind Farm 6118 Mt Angel Hwy, Silverton, just north of the corner of Pine St. and Hazelgreen Rd. Canterbury Renaissance Faire is a living history village of the 1500s era England. We have live jousting, royalty, 4 stages of continuous entertainment, period demonstrations of archery, wool spinning, hand hammered armour, blacksmithing, sword fighting and more, food and ale. A whole day of entertainment for the whole family! Visit our website at


MillTown Pub

MillTown Pub is having a photography contest to celebrate summer in the garden! Amateur, professional or junior photographers are eligible to enter. Please check the website for details.

Summer "Miche" Specials
Choose Silverton ~ Choose your Summer Miche Bags
July 1st Whimsy's - First Friday from 7:00 - 10:00 pm
See you there...

Silverton Arts Association 
This is a call for artists, crafters and vendors for the second annual July 4th Art on Main Street Celebration. This is a day-long market from 9 AM to 4 PM open in partnership with "Old Stuff on Main Street" antique fair. There will be hundreds of visitors as Main Street is blocked-off and we have booths set up in the street. Booth spaces are large and cost $25 with proceeds going to support Silverton Arts Association. Contact Joe Craig at 503-873-8779 or to rent a space or for more information.

Stacy Higby has joined Silverton Arts Association as the Director of Education
Come meet Stacy at Art in the Park on July 5th or at the Farmer’s Market on July 30th, where she will be hosting the community booth for Silverton Arts Association, or any other Saturday at the market. 
Check out or call (503) 873-2480 for a list of upcoming arts events and classes for all ages.

Kids summer camps are in the works from Silverton Arts Association! Hope you can join us for some fun in the sun and some art in the park! Preschool classes run July 11-15, July 25-29, and August 1-5. For kids 5-12 Exploring Art classes include Art of the Masters, Art Sense, Clay Camp & art Survey for Kids with Ann Altman. Age 5-12 Art & Science classes include Da Vinci Kids, and The Art & Science of Nature weeks 1 & 2. All camps require pre-registration so call or email today to sign up! You can also now register for camps and classes on our newly updated website and use paypal.

Purl District - A Call To Artists!
The Purl District will be hosting its First Annual Artists' Show and Sale. Artists (knitters/crocheters) are invited to drop off their pieces for sale on October 15th, to be on display through the Christmas season. Commission is 70%/30%. *Required: All pieces must be made from yarn purchased at The Purl District.

July 4th Sale at The Chocolate Box 
Through July 4th, all of our boxed and bagged confections, as well as our dessert wines, hard ciders & port, will be on sale for 20% off! Additionally we have many new treats including pecan pie bars layered in chocolate, coconut macaroons smothered in chocolate, pretzels rolled in caramel & chocolate, cake balls in red velvet, carrot cake, lemon, German chocolate, peanut butter and brownie, huge peanut butter bars, chocolate covered twinkies, sea salt caramels, and an entire new array of organic, fair traded chocolate truffles in dark, milk and white chocolates & wine truffles blended from cabernet, cranberry or blackberry wines. We are now open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, including Sundays!
If you use Facebook, please see our FB page and “like” us to learn about our daily “new arrivals”. We’re at 202 N. Water St. (503) 873-3225.


Thank you Silverton Chamber for all you do to promote the goodness of Silverton!


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