Things to do in Silverton, Or - Week of June 12 - 19, 2012

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Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week:  June 12 – 19

Silverton Business Group

The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Leader for June is Susan Countryman. This week’s speaker is from the Ford Family Foundation.

Live Music & 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: 9 pm-midnight:
Wednesday, June 12: Robert Richter
                        Thursday, June 13: Brett Neuman
                        Friday, June 14: Billy & The Rockets
                        Saturday, June 15: Billy & The Rockets
                        Sunday, June 16: Steve & Melody
                        Monday, June 17: Kenny Lavitz

Create a Spectacular Container Garden for The Oregon Garden's 2nd Annual Container Contest! Entries will be judged June 23rd and announced during our July 3rd Celebration. Visit our website for details

Silverton Farmers Market
The market is open 9 am – 1 pm every Saturday in Town Square Park. The market features produce, plants, flowers, baked goods, coffee, jam & jelly, and more.

June at Lunaria Gallery
June – July 2, “Honoring the Vessel” is a collaboration between ceramist Julie Huisman, with her new ceramic miniatures and painter Theresa Sharrar.  The upstairs show at the gallery is  “Enchanted Garden” featuring spring in Silverton.

The Gordon House proudly presents “Barbara Bassett Paints the Gordon House & More”
Original Painting & Print Art Show & Sale

June 2 through 30 - “Barbara Bassett’s paintings are a wonderful pairing of abstract and realistic styles”, says Gordon House General Director Molly Murphy.  Bassett’s show will be on display for the entire month to be sure everyone has time to visit and enjoy Wright’s only Oregon building through the eyes of artist Bassett.  The house is open almost every day from 12 noon to 4 p.m. with reservations.  Guided tours are $10 per person.  Art show admittance is $3, and Gordon House members are free.

Boot Camp for Dads-to-Be
June 13, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Silverton Hospital Birth Center. Are you about to become a dad for the first time? Are you a little unsure of what is coming next? Silverton Together has designed a two hour workshop just for you with instructor Larry Kramer.  Fee is $15 per family which includes a free massage for the mom-to-be.  Scholarships are available. To register call 503-873-0405 or email

Parade of Pets 2012 Pet Photo Contest –Postmark deadline is June 16!
Submit photos of your favorite pets for this 2nd annual pet photo contest to benefit the educational programs of the Silverton Arts Association. Celebrate the bond we have with our feathered and furry friends! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be awarded in adult and children’s categories, as well as “People’s Choice” and “Silverton Pet Parade” for photos taken at the pet parade. All of the photos will be displayed next to the Coffee Station, on South Water Street, in late June and July. Please send up to two 4x6 prints per entry with $5 fee and completed application form (available by emailing ). Be sure to mark the back of your prints with your name, adult or child, address, phone and email if available. Photos will not be returned, but copyright remains the property of the artist. SAA reserves the right to reproduce photos in conjunction with the show.

Free workshop – Outdoor Painting with Peter Fox
Please join Silverton Arts Association for a FREE outdoor painting workshop! Overcome your fears about painting outdoors! Plein Air artist Peter Fox will be giving a demonstration and providing valuable information on how to go about painting in the great outdoors. Join in or simply observe as we go over a step-by-step method for success. We will meet at the Silverton Arts Association Art Center building (303 Coolidge St) on Saturday June 16th at 9:00 am. A materials list is available for those who want to paint along. For more information call (503) 873-2480 or email

June Music at Mac's Place
16th - Pulled Pork Band 9 pm, no cover charge
23rd - The Renee Hill Band 9 pm, no cover charge
30th - Kevin Self & The Tornadoes 9 pm, no cover charge
Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-6 pm

Wooden Nickel
Happy Hour 7 days a week from 4-6!  Come say Hi and grab a cold one!
Start your baking brains now...CUPCAKE WARS on June 26th!

Bobbie Day
June 16, 1-2 pm Bring your dog to the Bobby statue next to Silverton Coffee Station, 206 S. Water St.  Celebrate Bobbie "The Wonder Dog" with a costume contest, triathlons for dogs and other doggy contests. Prizes awarded.  Fresh hot popcorn on sale - $1 to benefit the Silverton Mural Society.

Hawaiian Luau at MillTown Pub
June 16, 1:00 – 8:00 pm Treat Dad to a traditional Hawaiian Luau complete with roasted pigs and authentic Hawaiian fare. Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advance. For reservations or more information, 503-874-4447.

June at Seven Brides Tap Room
June 16th ~ Music in the Tap Room, Ray & Becky
June 17th ~ Father’s Day BBQ; 12 pm-close
Come celebrate Dad with some finger-lickin’ good bbq and a frosty pint!
Starting June 24th ~ Summer’s Smokin’ Sundays
Join us every Sunday in the Summer for some delicious BBQ! Meat and sides will change each week, so be sure not to miss a Sunday! 2 pm ‘til close
June 24th ~ Brewer’s Breakfast
Join us the last Sunday of each month for breakfast! Breakfast will be served from 9 am-12 pm, with the normal menu being served after 12 pm ‘til close.
June 30th ~ Beer and ...
Join us for our first installment of our "Beer and ..." series. For this first venture we will be pairing beer with liquor! Bull Run Distillery will be on hand mixing up some tasty beer-tails using Seven Brides beer. We will be sampling some delicious combos that will show you that beer and liquor can go hand in hand in one glass! 2 pm-5 pm, with music to follow that evening.

3rd Annual East Valley Wine Fest featuring Vitis Ridge at St. Josef's Winery in Canby
Saturday, June 16th,  Noon to 6pm - 12 Artisan Vintners  -  Meet The Winemakers & Judge the Wines. Guests receive a commemorative logo glass, hours of live music and access to some of Oregon's great winemakers and grape growers. Each winery will offer tastes of their latest wines while area restaurants offer a variety of delicious foods. Vote for your favorite wines and bestow the People's Choice award on a lucky few! Explore the wares of local artists, photographers and jewelry makers as well. $10 admission.

Father’s Day Brunch at Creekside Grill
Sunday, June 17th at 10 am - Creekside Grill invites you to bring Dad & the family in for a special Father's Day Brunch!  We’ll be opening early with Smoked Salmon, Eggs Benedict, Steak & Eggs, Omelet & Quiche specials as well as Strawberry Chicken Salads, BBQ Ribs, Salmon & kids specials.  Regular menu after 3 pm.  Reservations recommended 503-873-9700.  Like us on Facebook!

Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival Sunday June 17
11 am - 5 pm Celebrate Father’s Day at the annual Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival in Coolidge McClaine Park with strawberries, biscuit, and ice cream plus a free second helping of berries. Cost is $5; children under 2 & adults over 80, free.  Live music featuring Dusty Springs, and Willamette Valley Boys. Also serving BBQ ribs from the Wooden Nickel, beer & wine.

The Silverton Hills Strawberry Festival is a Homer Davenport Days Community Festival fundraising event.

Silver Creek Coffee House Hosts Home Wellness Solution Preview
Every Monday night at 7:00pm. We have unheard of technologies for a better home environment. Water, Air, Magnetic technology, Far-Infrared technology, SpyderRAM technology, Skin, Nutritional and much more. Come see shocking demonstrations. Coffee, beverages and snacks will be provided. 111 N. Water Street  RSVP: (503) 874-9600

Wicked Plants & Bugs at Garden University
June 23rd - Learn about Wicked Plants at 11 am & Wicked Bugs at 1 pm with Amy Stewart as part of The Oregon Garden's Garden University program. Tickets are $15, free for Garden members. Reserve your tickets at the Garden's Visitor Center or by calling 503-874-8100.
The Gordon House Celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright’s 145th Birthday
Saturday, June 23, 10 – 4 The Gordon House, designed by world renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, will host a special celebration on Saturday, June 23, to commemorate what would have been the month of Wright’s 145th birthday.  You’re invited to tour and enjoy his only building in Oregon forty-eight years after it was built as Wright’s example of the only truly American architectural style.

Silverton Senior Center Garage Sale--June 28, 29, 30 & July 1
406 Jersey Street 9 am to 4 pm.  No presales please! Please donate gently used items to the SSC prior to June 28th.  Call 503-873-3093 to donate or if there are any questions.  Proceeds
benefit the Silverton Senior Center!

Feeling Stuck?  How about an Equine Guided Education Experience!
Join Jill Rivoli of New Perspectives on June 30th for two days of experiential learning with horses in the beautiful Silverton hills.  You will discover your patterns of behavior, what’s holding you back, and your impact on others by working with horses in a program designed to help you gain insight and perspective. 
June 30-July 1 - $450 (includes 14 hours of learning, lunch, and snacks).  Email for more details.

Silverton Elks 1st Annual Chili Cook-off
Come Celebrate the 4th of July at the Elks, 300 High St. We’re planning a party for the whole family. It will be loads of fun if you like pickin’ n grinin’ with some Blue Grass Bands and the launch of the very first annual Silverton Elks Chili Cook-off.

Enter your chili and compete for the best chili in Silverton braggin’ rights and a nice trophy to boot. Cook fires will be lit at 10 am, judging starts at 2 pm. The Elks will have their food booth open for those whose stomach is a mite touchy. There will be games for the kids.

Pick a theme for your chili and win a prize for the most creative presentation. To enter your chili and to receive the list of “Official Rules & Regulations” call or write the Silverton Elks: 503-873-4567, 300 High St Silverton, OR 97381, or Enter no later than June 25. Office hours are 9 am – 2:30 pm Tuesday – Friday.

July 3rd Celebration, Concert & Fireworks at The Oregon Garden, presented by Wave Broadband.
Join us for family activities, bounce houses and a cider festival starting at 2pm, a concert featuring Ben Rue, Pickwick and The Portland Cello Project at 6pm and fireworks at 10pm. Free Garden admission for Silverton residents/Garden members, $5 for the concert. Regular Garden admission for all other attendees, includes concert.

For a link to Chamber Member Hot Deals:

Submissions for the What’s Happening weekly poster must be to the Chamber by 3:00 pm on Friday.  To be included in the Tuesday e-mail blast the deadline is noon Monday. All submissions should be sent to


Thank you Silverton Chamber of Commerce - for the love of Silverton!




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