Things to do in Silverton, OR - February 7 - 14, 2012

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A really bad poem about the week ahead in Silverton...  (Apologies for the cussing - it's all in good fun.)

From live music and dining to cooking & photography classes. 

Look for an opportunity to volunteer and get off our a**es.

Create some art or have a hand crafted beer,

Take a trip to Silverton and you'll be grinning, from ear to ear.

Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: February 7 – 14

Silverton Business Group

The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. February leaders are Bonnie Lester & Hannah Lambert from Whimsy etc. Boutique. Bonnie & Hannah will have a mystery speaker on February 8.

February Forum Lunch
Friday, February 10, 11:45 – 1:00 – Join the Chamber for our annual Presidents Luncheon as we honor Past Presidents of the Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Our speaker this month is Representative Vic Gilliam. Lunch takes place in the Silverton Hospital conference room above the Birth Center. Cost is $10, with a reservation by Wednesday, February 8. Please make your reservation so we will have an accurate count for lunch.

Silverton’s 41st Annual First Citizen Banquet “We Treasure Our Volunteers”
Silverton’s First Citizen Banquet is set for Saturday, February 11 starting at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased at the Silverton Chamber of Commerce, 426 S. Water Street. Tickets are available now. Tickets may also be purchased by phone with a credit card (503-873-5615) and picked up at will-call at the event. We must give the Oregon Garden a count on Wednesday, February 8 so would appreciate your purchases by then. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Reservations may be made for tables of 8. If necessary a table may be set for 9 or 10, however, this creates a very crowded situation and MUST be arranged prior to the event. Please be aware that we are unable to accommodate changes in table settings the night of the event.

It's Homer Davenport Time Folks!
The preparations have begun for our 2012 festival and you better believe, it's going to be the best yet! There are numerous volunteers who spend tons of hours throughout the year making this festival one of the best in the Willamette Valley. To them we offer great thanks! If you volunteered last year and are sticking with it again in 2012, you are one of the best!

The 2012 Homer Davenport Community Festival is currently seeking two of the most important things to every great festival, volunteers and sponsorships! Without them, we could not move forward! If you are interested in volunteering we have a spot for you! If you are interested in offering a sponsorship or donation, or would like to volunteer to help gather sponsorships, please let us know asap!

Howard Hinsdale Wine Bar
Wednesday, February 8 – Movie Night “Airplane” 7 pm
Thursday, February 9 – Oregon Pinot Noir Wine & Food Pairing 6:30 pm
Join us Tuesday nights for our “All In” jam sessions 7-9 pm, sometimes on Saturdays as well!
Tuesday, February 14, Valentine’s Day – Enjoy the smooth sounds of Joanna Rios of Blue Gardenia 7 pm and of course, some outstanding menu specials.

Live Music and Happy Hour daily in the Fireside Lounge at the Oregon Garden Resort. 
Happy Hour specials 3-6 pm daily, and live music Sunday-Thursday: 7-10 pm, Friday & Saturday: 8-11 pm 
Wednesday, Feb 8th: Tracy Reynolds
Thursday, Feb 9th: Billy & the Rockets
Friday, Feb 10th: Billy & the Rockets
Saturday, Feb 11th: The Bluesinator
Sunday, Feb 12th: Bill Hughes
Monday, Feb 13th: Robert Richter

MillTown Pub:
Antique quilts on display for the next week
Every Wednesday 7pm Open Mic - Bring your talent and your 15 minutes of fame - comedy, music, poetry 
Enjoy Date Night any Monday through Thursday with a $30 dinner for two, including wine. Consider us for your Valentine date!

Stop By Lunaria Gallery for Your Valentine
"Red Hot Art" and "Boutique Romantique" - Get in the mood with "Red Hot Art". For February, Lunaria is showing artwork by member artists featuring the color red. Also, this month for Valentine’s Day, the upstairs gallery will offer an array of romantic art, gifts and cards in our "Boutique Romantque".

Lunch and Learn – Art of Business, Business of Art 
Friday February 10, 12:00-12:30 - Bring your lunch and join local artists and business people for this series of discussions focusing on art for use in business applications like logos, brochures, and promotional literature, and turning your art into a business with the use of websites, marketing and social media. Featured speakers include Jennifer Rosa of Earthehosting web services and graphic artist Elyse McGowan. Cost: $5 for SAA members/$10 for nonmembers

Illustration and Design 
Tuesdays February 14 – March 20 4:00-5:30pm - Don’t miss this brand new class for kids aged 9-13 with graphic artist Elyse McGowan. Learn how to design a book or CD cover, or illustrate popular stories. Instructor Elyse McGowan will cover various illustration techniques like stippling and paper tearing with an emphasis on drawing style vs just drawing. Join us for this new and exciting class for creative young artists. Registration required - Call 503-873-2480, email, or visit our website Cost: $60 for SAA members/$75 for nonmembers

The Park House Preschool Open House 
Friday February 17th 3:00-5:00 317 Coolidge St in Silverton’s Coolidge-McClaine Park - 
Silverton Arts Association is proud to announce the opening of The Park House Preschool! Join us for an Open House to meet teacher Margaret Jones, check out the newly transformed classroom, enjoy refreshments and activities, and learn about the Reggio curriculum model. The Park House Preschool opens March 5th, and is currently accepting applications for the March 5-June 14, 2012 partial year and for the 2012-2013 school year. Hope to see you there!

March Studio Sampler Weekend – Take one or two workshops for only $30 each, or all three for just $75!
The Art of Seeing with Barry Shapiro

Saturday March 3rd 10:00-12:30 - For beginning photographers, artists who want to improve their skills, or those who have a camera and need tips on taking better pictures, this is the workshop for you! Bring your camera and join local photographer Barry Shapiro for this fun and useful workshop.

Fun and Functional Clay with Jason Laney
Saturday March 3rd 2:00-4:30 - Get your hands dirty! Jason Laney of Samhain Pottery encourages students of all abilities to make anything they want in this fun workshop. The only limit is your imagination! Participants can create hand built cups, bowls, and plates suitable for giving, and choose from 5 different glazes to make your work food-safe, microwaveable, and dishwasher-safe. 

Oil Pastels with Ann Altman
Sunday March 4th 1:00-3:30 - For beginners and seasoned artists alike, this workshop is a joyous exploration of color. Exercises will highlight how one can manipulate colors for maximum artistic effect. Students will use oil pastels while learning principles of color which can be applied with any medium.

Vitis Ridge
February 11 and 12 - Complimentary Wine Tasting, bring your sweetie! We're continuing to produce award winning wines and being recognized- The 2010 Marechal Foch took GOLD at the Portland Seafood and Wine Festival. Happy Valentine's Day to us!

Seven Brides Tap Room
Saturday, February 11th - Join us in the brewery as local favorite Ben Rue plays once again. Opening band starts at 7pm, so get here early, grab a bite and then head out to the brewery for a few hours of great music and great beer!

Tuesday, February 14th -Valentine's Day Dinner - Grab that special someone or a group of friends for a lovely dinner on the 14th. Three course meal featuring a Valentine's favorite... chocolate! Each course showcases chocolate in a delicious and unique way. Reservations required and are going quickly, so please call 503-874-4677 or e-mail to request a reservation. Cost is $70 for couples and $35 for individuals, and includes the three course meal for each person and choice of a glass of beer or wine.

Mac's Place:
Sat Feb 11th - National award winning artist Curtis Salgado! Tickets are available now at Mac's Place for $10.,

Learn to cook with fresh herbs at the Garden. 
On February 11th, at 1 p.m. at The Oregon Garden, Kris Wetherbee will demonstrate techniques on Herbaceous Cooking. Come discover the magic of culinary herbs as Kris Wetherbee imparts her passion and knowledge on using herbs from garden to table. Wetherbee will share her top tips for growing herbs along with how to store fresh herbs and prepare them for cooking. Then taste for yourself the difference fresh herbs can make as she prepares and shares a recipe or two. Tickets are $15, free for Garden members. 

Kids learn Origami at the Garden! 
Saturday, Feb. 11th at 10am, origami instructor Yuki will bring her origami paper and expertise to The Oregon Garden. Yuki will share her knowledge of the history of origami and will teach Junior Gardener's Club members how to make wonderful creations from a single sheet of paper! 

Valentine’s Day Gifts at The Chocolate Box. 
We are pleased to let you know that for the first time, The Chocolate Box will be featuring fresh large hand dipped chocolate with white chocolate drizzle covered strawberries for Valentine’s week. We will be featuring them in gift boxes and/or by the piece. But as strawberries are so fragile and must be eaten soon after purchase, we are taking orders and will have them available for pick up at The Chocolate Box on Monday and Tuesday, February 12 and 13, only. All orders must be placed by telephone, email and/or in person no later than February 7 so that we can make sure that we purchase sufficient amounts to accommodate your needs. Each strawberry will be $2.00 /per strawberry or $24 per dozen. Please call us at (503) 873-3225 or email at Minimum order of 4 per customer. We may have extra for sale by the piece once we know the final count by Feb. 7. 202 N. Water Street,

Romance, Dinner & All That Jazz
Tuesday, February 14 5:30 – 8:30 Creekside Grill in Silverton offers sweethearts a romantic four course dinner and an unforgettable performance by Bre Gregg and Mark Simon! 

"Bre Gregg sweetly sizzles with her expert and soulful vocals." Bre combines her passion and years of classical training to a Bluesy Jazz style that showcases her beautiful, expressive and versatile voice. Mark Simon couples jazz experience with a myriad of jazz influences to create a style of playing and writing that offers a mature outlook while pushing his work out to the edge. Together, this duo is electric, bringing a deeply authentic and powerful sound to audiences. 

Cost: $75 per couple includes: romantic four course dinner featuring choice of filet mignon, salmon, pasta primavera and more delicious dishes with complimentary champagne drink options & incredible live music entertainment.

The Silver Grille
We will be reopening for normal business hours on February 8th. In addition, we are offering a special Valentine's Day menu. We will be open Tuesday, February 14th and will be serving this specially prepared menu. We will however have limited selections available the rest of the week as a special menu because we realize that not everyone can get out for a mid-week romantic dinner. For our menu check out, and click on events.

Chamber After Hours
Thursday, February 23, 5:30 to 7 pm – After Hours will be hosted by Whimsy etc. Boutique, 207 E. Main Street. Join Bonnie & Hannah for an evening of fun in their unique boutique!

Come Attend a Photo Workshop Weekend!
April 20-22 – Silver Falls Weekend for Photographers at Silver Falls Conference Center in Silver Falls State Park 
Enjoy a weekend in Oregon’s most popular rainforest and improve your photography! 
• Personalize your workshop with topics from: night & low light photography, workflow with Adobe Lightroom, using hot-shoe flash, close-up photography, and skills to move beyond Auto mode.
• Photograph moss-covered trees, waterfalls, and spring colors in the park.
• Outdoor photo sessions combined with classroom instruction ensure greater understanding of techniques to improve your close-up and landscape photography.
• The workshop is suitable for beginning or intermediate photographers with all types of cameras. Multiple instructors assure one-on-one instruction.
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Electronic Billboards – 5 Locations in Salem
Put your business on 5 – 10 ft x 20 ft electronic billboards for only $300 per month, normally $1400 per month. Your ad shows every 5 minutes or less. One location per week – 5 locations overall. You could change your ad weekly if wanted. For more information on how to get your business out there – contact Ryan Kackley at 503-999-7685 or Oregon Marketing or .

Thank you Silverton Chamber of Commerce for the love of Silverton...


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We are looking forward to the rain going away and the warmer weather coming so we can come down your way. (Such a beautiful area for camping and hiking)


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