Things to do in Silverton, OR week of August 30 - September 6, 2011

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Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: August 30 – Sept. 6

Very excited to have a new(ish) gallery in Silverton.  Be sure to check out the June Drake exhibit in their new(er) location!  Also, I see a few leaves falling outside our windows at AmeriTitle, which can only mean one thing... Oktoberfest is on the horizon.   We have our camping spot reserved and our volunteer time all lined up. 

Silverton Business Group

The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Nicky from the Silverton Inn & Suites is the leader for the month of August. 

September Forum Lunch
Friday, Sept. 9 11:45 – 1:00 pm in the conference room above the Birth Center Topic: Improving Your Business Through Building Upgrades. Cost is $10. Reservations are due by Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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 

Howard Hinsdale Wine Bar 
Wednesday, August 31 – Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lady Vanishes” Movie Night 7 pm
Thursday, Sept. 1 –Spanish Wine & Food Pairings 6:30
First Friday, Sept. 2 – Nick Ignelzi on guitar 7 pm
Tuesday night jam sessions starting at 7 pm

The June Drake Center
Friday, Sept. 2 – “Here, There & Everywhere” is a visual celebration of that “everydayness of life” by three Salem-based documentary photographers: Diane Beals, Philip Decker and Barbara Rowland. They share a wealth of experience and a passion for the photographic image. 

This exhibition is scheduled to run through September, with an artist reception on September 2 (from 6:00-8:00) and a special evening with the artists on September 20th (from 6:00-8:00). 

The June Drake Center is located upstairs in the Green Store in Silverton’s historic Wolf Building. It is dedicated to the photographic arts and is funded in part by a grant from the Silverton Tourism Promotion Committee. It is named in honor of the Silverton Photographer responsible for the creation of Silver Falls State Park. 

First Friday in September at Lunaria Gallery
Sept. 2, 7-9 pm – “Function/Dysfunction” works by Julie Huisman & Deborah Unger. Julie Huisman is a high-fire ceramic artist who specializes in functional kitchenware. In this show she will feature bowls, platters, mugs, vases and pitchers in a variety of colors. Deborah Unger's work features watercolors and figurative wood sculptures which are often amusing, with a slightly sinister undertone.

Plein Air is French for “open air”. The term refers to the practice of painting out of doors, directly from nature. In September Lunaria is featuring plein air landscapes by member artists and guest artists in the upstairs of the gallery.

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 or

Vitis Ridge Upcoming Events
September 3, 4 & 5 - Labor Day Weekend Wine Tasting at the Winery and Tap Room, 990 N. First Street. Open each day 12-5 pm
September 10 & 11 - Second Weekend Wine Tasting at the Winery and Tap Room, 990 N. First St. 12-5 pm


Punt, Pass & Kick 

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 10 & 11 – Silverton High School hosts the Punt, Pass & Kick Competition as well as Pop Warner football games at the Pine Street Campus 9 am – 6 pm both days. Local sponsors are putting together 1500 packets for participants. If you would like to have a coupon from your business included in the packets they can be delivered to Chuck White at Silverton Realty no later than Sept. 6.

Mt. Angel Oktoberfest
Thursday – Sunday September 15-18 - Mt. Angel’s 46th Oktoberfest features four days of family focused activities with food, crafts, music, dancing, car shows, free children’s area, and the traditional Biergarten, Weingarten & Alpinegarten. The theme for this year’s German festival is “Celebrate our Harvest Blessings”.

The festival is open Thursday 11 am ‘til midnight, Friday & Saturday 11 am ‘til 1 am and Sunday 10 am ‘til 9 pm.

Christmas in Historic Silverton
Entry forms are now available for Christmas in Historic Silverton on November 4 & 5. The deadline for payment & completed entry form is September 15. Cost for your business or craft listing is $40.00 for a minimum printed publication of 3,500. This publication lists businesses and crafts participating in the community event with directional maps to those locations. Circulars will be distributed the first week in October for 4 weeks exposure before the event.

Entry forms are in the Chamber Newsletter and at the Chamber office.

Advertise with your own Scarecrow at The Oregon Garden! 
Businesses can create a scarecrow, dress it in their logo and display it at The Garden for the whole month of October, for only $40! Businesses can win "Best Business" and the grand prize is free promotion provided by The Garden and Resort. Non-profits, families and artists are invited to create their own scarecrows for display, at no cost, for additional prizes. This coincides with The Garden's new Family Harvest Days, which take place 1-4pm each Saturday in October. The $5 event fee includes fun, educational games and activities, along with free treats for kids and a free glass of beer or wine for adults. If interested in creating a scarecrow, contact Shannon at or 503-874-2536. 


MICHE BAGS ~ 4th New Size Available September 1st!

September 1st, I will be able to order the bag/shell(s) we have all been waiting for - the size between the "Classic" and Big Bag." These will go VERY QUICKLY and I want YOU to be able to own one from the start. If you delay, they will be sold out (like the last 4 items) in 4 days, and you will wait months before another order will be received.

I will be accepting a $40.00 deposit to secure a base/shell. Once we have the base ordered, then I can begin to advertise the shells. Mail a $40.00 check to: Deb Harroun 411 N. Water St. Silverton. If you are not satisfied with the new size, your money is fully refundable. Please call (503-949-4056) if I can clarify any fun is this! Gift Certificates available.

Knitting Skills from Beginning to Beyond Class Offered at The Purl District 
Wednesday Evenings from 6-8pm - Kelly Forster will be taking you from the basics to more advanced skills. Each session will focus on a new skill or subject matter. Techniques such as English Knitting & Continental Knitting will be covered. How to select the correct yarn/needles for a project, the importance of gauge, and how to read patterns will be explored as well. Cost is $15 per session plus materials.

The Chocolate Box Welcomes All on First Friday for a Cupcake Extravaganza!
Sept. 2 6-8 pm - We are helping launch a possible new business for a friend of ours who is an extraordinary cupcake maker. Come and taste her cupcakes and let her know what you think. They are going to be gorgeous and luscious and only $1.00 per cupcake! Bring the family and enjoy!
We’ll also have our usual array of decadent chocolates, cake balls, chocolate covered twinkies, rocky road bars, and a new selection of painted truffles including red velvet, cherry bomb and lemon cheesecake. 202 N. Water St.

Thank you Silverton Chamber of Commerce for all you do to promote Silverton!


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Rene Fabre
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And the weather is going to be wonderful! Wish I could have been there today for the “Here, There & Everywhere” event at The June Drake Center! Enjoy the long weekend...

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