Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of July 5 - 12, 2011

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Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: July 5-12

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. Lisa Davis from Larsen-Flynn Insurance is the leader for the month of July. 

Forum Lunch
Friday, July 8 – Forum Lunch is scheduled from 11:45 – 1 pm in the conference room above the Birth Center at Silverton Hospital. Cost is $10 with a reservation by Wednesday, July 6. Sponsor this month is Maps Credit Union. Speaker is Jan Meekcoms of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). She will be speaking on recent business legislation. 

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Art in the Park!
Art in the Park takes place every Tuesday night in July & August 6:00 – 8:30 pm outside at the Silverton Arts Association (rain-dates will take place inside the art center).

Each week, it’s a new project and a new style of art including: printmaking, papier mache, woodcarving, clay sculpture & more, for a total of 9 projects in 9 weeks. Projects are designed to be fun & engaging for all ages, child through adult. You’ll leave with your completed works of art! No reservations are necessary, drop in any time between 6-8:30 pm, just remember to allow enough time to finish your project. Cost is $3 per person or $10 for a family of 4 per event and all proceeds benefit Silverton Arts Assoc. 

Come meet Stacy Higby, Silverton Arts Association’s new Director of Education at Art in the Park on July 5th. 
Check out or call (503) 873-2480 for a list of upcoming arts events and classes for all ages. 

Public Meeting for the Homer Davenport Community Festival
Wednesday, July 6 at 6:00 pm in the Silverton Community Center – There will be a public meeting to update the community on the plans for this year’s Homer Davenport Community Festival. This is also the time to sign up to volunteer during the festival.

Mac's Place
Kids Karaoke now every Tuesday from 6-8 pm for the summer!
Starting Thursday July 7th - Acoustic Open Mic Night from 9-Midnight! Sign up anytime!

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 
Tuesday, July 5: Steve and Melody - Classic Rock
Wednesday, July 6: Orvil Ivie - Jazz
Thursday, July 7: Bill Coleman - 50's Rockabilly
Friday, July 8: The Rockets - 50's Rockabilly
Saturday, July 9: Chris Estes - Blues Country
Sunday, July 10: John Fro - Blues
Monday, July 11: Joe Stoddard - Country Comedy
Tuesday, July 12: Danny and David - Classic Rock

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.

Oregon Garden Junior Gardener's Club
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:


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

Chamber All Member Summer Picnic
Thursday, July 28, 5:30 – 7:00 pm Members are invited to an old fashioned picnic hosted by the Chamber in Old Mill Park (behind the chamber office). Watch for your post card invitation & join us for food, fun & networking.


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.

Kids & Art for the Summer
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.


Thank you Silverton Chamber for promoting all that is Silverton! 


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