Things to do in Silverton, OR - March 6 - 13, 2012

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Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: March 6 - 13

March Forum Lunch

Friday, March 9th 11:45 to 1:00 – Chamber Forum Lunch is in the conference area above the Family Birthing Wing at Silverton Health (Hospital). Thank you to our March Forum Lunch sponsor Silver Creek Animal Clinic. Speakers for the event will be the Marion County Commissioners - Sam Brentano, Patti Milne and Janet Carlson, with an overview of the upcoming budget year and the impacts in our community. Cost for lunch is $10 and is open to the public, however, you MUST RSVP to the Chamber at (503) 873-5615 before Wednesday, March 7th to reserve your seat. 

Joint Silverton /Mt. Angel After Hours
Monday, March 12, 5:30 to 7:00 pm – The Silverton & Mt. Angel Chambers are getting together for a joint After Hours at the former Grant Company office in Mt. Angel. The office is located on the corner of Hwy 214 and Garfield Street. (Our normal After Hours falls during spring break in March, hence the date change.)

Live Music and Happy Hour Daily in the Fireside Lounge at the Oregon Garden Resort. 
Happy Hour specials 3-6pm daily, and live music Sunday-Thursday: 7-10 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 8-11p.m. 

Howard Hinsdale Wine Bar
Wednesday, March 7 – Movie Night “Road to Morocco” with Bing Crosby & Bob Hope 6:30 pm
Thursday, March 8 – Trio of Reds Wine & Food Pairing 6:30 pm
Coming Soon – Troy Thirdgill for a “Clean” Night of Comedy, Watch Here for Details!

“Reflections” and “Signs of Spring” at Lunaria Gallery
Lunaria Gallery will feature the oil and pastel painting of artist Jane Castelan Buccola during the month of March. The exhibit, entitled “Reflections,” will focus on the colors and shapes created by sunlight as it dances on water and strikes physical objects in its path. Also, Boutique Romantique continues this month with “Signs of Spring”.

Galaxy of Goats show at the Borland Gallery
Regular gallery hours Saturdays and Sundays 12:00-4:00 - Silver Creek Animal Sanctuary and the Silverton Arts Association are honored to host “A Galaxy of Goats” for the month of March, in the Borland Gallery. 

Bring the kids out to the Junior Gardener’s Club at The Oregon Garden on Saturday, March 10 at 10am to see 35 different insects and learn how they are each beneficial. Kids will see pollinators, predators, parasitoids and more! Then they will make their own bug box to take home. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and activities designed for children ages 5 – 10. Kids can become a member for $50 annually, and drop-in rates are admission + $5 for each child. 

Car Seat Check Up Clinic 
Thursday March 15, 1-4:30 pm at Woodburn Fire District Main Station, 1776 Newberg Highway Woodburn

Creekside Grill Hosts Dan Balmer & Go By Train
Friday, March 16th 7:30 pm Creekside Grill hosts Dan Balmer & Go By Train, part of the Silverton Wine & Jazz Festival series in the hall outside the Grotto Martini Bar. Dan combines marvelous guitar technique with vibrant imagination! Go By Train includes Silverton's own Micah Kassell and George Mitchell, Diana Ross's former 1st pianist for two decades. Hurry, space is limited! Tickets are $15 available at or at Creekside Grill 503-873-9700 Like us on Facebook! For more information about the series, visit 

46th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast
Saturday, March 17 8-10 am at the Oregon Garden Resort – The featured speaker is CH (LTC) Scott Delbridge – Chaplain, Oregon Army National Guard. Scott works full time with soldiers and families of deploying and returning soldiers from combat. There will also be music. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door. Tickets are on sale at Edward Jones Investments (313 N. Water St.), Citizens Bank, West Coast Bank, and Willamette Valley Bank. 

Here’s What’s Happening at Silverton Arts Association…
Drawing With Moises - Wednesdays March 7 - April 11 1:00-3:00
All basic drawing techniques, media and procedures will be explored at the student's individual level of experience. Specific individual challenges for experienced students, individualized instruction for beginners. Instructor is open to evening hours if students are unavailable during the daytime class. For more information, call (503) 873-2480 or email Cost: $65 members/$75 nonmembers

Spring Break Workshops for Kids 
All spring break workshops cost $15 for SAA members or $20 for nonmembers and pre-registration is required. Call (503) 873-2480, email or visit our website to sign up today

Playing in the Mud - Monday March 26th 10:00-12:00
Get your hands dirty with potter Jason Laney of Samhain Pottery! You’ll learn the tips and techniques, then use the skills to make projects of your choosing. The only limit is your imagination! Finished projects will be fired and glazed to last a lifetime. For kids aged 5-12.

Multicultural Folk Art - Monday March 26th 2:00-4:00
Make masks and more in this inviting workshop celebrating the folk art of different cultures! For kids ages 5-12.

Jurassic Art - Tuesday March 27th 10:00-11:00
Amber, fossils, and dinosaur skeletons, you’ll learn about all these and have some good messy fun making one-of-a-kind art. For kids ages 3-7.

T-Shirts Transformed - Tuesday March 27th 2:00-4:00
Tie-dye, weaving, shredding, knitting, did you know there are hundred of uses for that too-small, too-tight, stained, ripped, or just not-your-favorite t-shirt? Margaret Jones of Sustainable Clothing Company will show you some different no-sew techniques and help you make that old t-shirt into something creative and new! For kids aged 6-12.

Weed Walk Lotions and Potions - Wednesday March 28th 10:00-12:00
What kind of useful plants will we find in the park? Randi Embree will show us how to identify them and use them to make a salve. For kids aged 6-12.

Start with Art - Thursday March 29th, 10:00-11:00
While all kids seem to instinctively know how to use art to communicate, learning about color, line, pattern and texture make a huge difference in the way they view and create art later in life. Join Margaret Jones, teacher at The Park House Preschool for this fun and inviting first start with art. For kids aged 3-6.

Draw like Da Vinci - Friday March 30th 10:00-12:00
Did you know that your armspan is equal to your height? Graphic artist Elyse McGowan will lead this boot camp in the correct way to draw faces and figures using Da Vinci’s studies in proportion in this investigative workshop for curious kids aged 7-12.

Art in 3D - Friday March 30th 2:00-4:00
We’ll use paper mache, clay and other mediums to mold one-of-a-kind sculptures in this fun workshop for creative kids aged 6-12. And you get to leave the mess with us!

Ladies Night Out Tickets on Sale Now
Come one, come all (ladies 21 and over) to “Under the Big Top” the 7th Annual Ladies Night Out extravaganza Friday, April 13, 7 – 10 pm at the Oregon Garden Pavilion. You’ll be dazzled and amazed at our circus theme with food, beverages, shopping and entertainment for your pleasure. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. A VIP Parking Pass for the lower level parking lot is available for $10. Tickets and parking passes may be purchased at the Silverton Chamber of Commerce, Willamette Valley Bank, Anytime Fitness, and Silverton Beverage. 

Brewfest Tickets are now on sale!
Buy your tickets in advance and receive a special entry line and more tasting tickets. The 8th annual Brewfest is April 27-28, at The Oregon Garden, and features 40+ breweries pouring more than 80 beers, 16 live bands including Blitzen Trapper, Ty Curtis and Jamalia, as well as locals Ben Rue and Tiffany Kuenzi. There will also be tasting lessons, fun games and great food. 

Be Sure to Check Out Chamber Member Hot Deals

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


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