Things to do in Silverton, Or - Week of July 24 - 31, 2012

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It's a busy line-up full of art and the farmer's market, camps for kids, music, dining, and more. Find your favorite and mark your calendar.

Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: July 24 – 31

Silverton Business Group

The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Stacy Palmer is the leader for July. The program this week is the Apple Tree Gang from Silverton Together which is collecting school supplies for local students. Attendees are encouraged to bring in school supplies.

July Chamber After Hours with Mt. Angel Chamber
Thursday, July 26, 5:30 to 7:00 pm – Silverton and Mt. Angel Chambers will hold a joint after hours on the terrace at Creekside Grill. This is a great opportunity to get better acquainted with our neighbors to the north in a beautiful outdoor setting along Silver Creek.

August Forum Lunch
Friday, August 10, 11:45 – 1:00 pm – Our speaker is Marion County Treasurer Laurie Steele. She will be speaking on fraud prevention and detecting counterfeit currency. Lunch is in the conference rooms above the Birth Center at Silverton Health. Cost for lunch is $10 with a reservation (503-873-5615 or respond to the Constant Contact email) by Tuesday, August 7. 

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. New bar menu and summer cocktails in the Oregon Garden Resort's Lounge! Served from 2:30pm to close, featuring Buffalo Blue Cheese Potato Rings, Crab Cake Sliders, a Burger & more!

Wilco Silverton Presents Priority Customer Shop Day 
Today, July 24th 7 am - 8pm - This is the Big Event as many of you know. Everything in the store will be 25% off regular price with exception of Ag Strength Chemicals and Ag Fertilizers, those will be 10% off, all warehouse, feed, fencing, and yard items will be 10% off. This is the time to stock up on your dog & cat food at 25% off and plants in the Garden Shop, wow 25% off. So mark your calendar and tell all your friends and save money. Have questions call the store at 503 873-8318 or visit us Shop Local and support our business community.

Silverton Wooden Nickel 
WIMPY KING Burger Eating Contest TONIGHT Tuesday, July 24th at 7pm! $10 entry fee; 3 minutes to down as many burgers as you can! Winner gets the Wimpy King title, 1/2 the pot and a Wimpy King plaque! Come watch the fun if you don't want to compete!

July Birthday Celebration! Were you born in July? If so, come see us This Thursday, July 26th for 50% off any appetizer and a birthday drink compliments of Glen!

Howard Hinsdale Wine Bar
Thursday, July 26 – Trio of Summer Whites Wine & Food Pairing 6:30 pm
Extra Extra!!! This Saturday, July 28th Join us for our last night at our old and memorable location!!! Our new location will open during the following week!!! Wish us luck!

Wilco & The American Red Cross are Hosting a Community Blood Drive 
July 26th from 9 am till 2 pm - The Red Cross Blood Mobil Bus will be in the Wilco parking lot for the event and would very much appreciate help from the Silverton community. Please pass the word to all your friends & family to please help build our supply back up; after all you never know when you will be in need. Red Cross 503 585-5416 or, sponsor code WilcoSilv or call Wilco Silverton @ 503 873-8318 to make an appointment.

Mac's Music
Live Music- This Thursday, July 26th - STEPHANIE MICHALS - Come out and listen to the country sounds of this amazing star!

Live Music - This Saturday, July 28th at 9pm HENRY TURNER JR. & FLAVOR! The original Louisiana Blues, Reggae & Soul. Henry comments on his sound, “I consciously wanted an infused sound, one with elements of R&B, reggae and blues, with some jazz chording.” He developed a completely new kind of music, a fusion of contemporary and ethnic rhythms that appeals to everyone. Henry Turner Jr & Flavor are coming all the way from Louisians, we hope you all come and enjoy this band! Tickets are just $5 at the door.

July Birthday Celebration! Were you born in July? If so, come see us This Thursday, July 26th for 50% off any appetizer and a birthday drink compliments of Glen!

Movies in the Garden at The Oregon Garden every Thursday through August 26
Bring your family to watch a movie under the stars, while enjoying food, beer and wine. Doors open at 7pm, movies start at dusk. Back to the Future is this Thursday, July 26th, with Anchorman on August 2nd and Babe on August 9th. Visit for details and the full schedule. 

Advertise your business on the big screen at Movies in the Garden, for only $10 per movie. Contact Brittney at for details. 

Premier Designs Jewelry Sample Sale and Open House 
Friday July 27, 2012, 3 – 6 pm and Saturday July 28, 2012, 11 am - 2 pm - Sample jewelry pieces 50% off, all other sales 25% during the open house. Come see the new line of jewelry and learn how to update your wardrobe cost effectively with accessorizing. Contact Jacqueline Sewart at 503-580-8520 with any questions. The sample sale and open house will be held at 223 Norway Street in Silverton. 

Silverton Arts Association presents The 2012 Silverton Plein Air Outdoor Painting Event: Artists to paint on location.
Artists from the Mid-Willamette Valley are invited to paint outdoors “en plein air” at several beautiful and one-of-a-kind locations in and around Silverton during July and August. Locations include: Flower Fields July 27th, GeerCrest Historic Farm August 2, Gallon House Bridge August 11, and Silver Falls State Park August 27th. A onetime fee of $20 covers all locations and entry to the final juried show. The first 10 participants to register will also receive 2 8x8 birch painting panels on which to paint their plein air pieces. A reception and awards presentation will also be held. For complete information, call Stacy Higby at 503-873-2480; email, or register on line at

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. The Silverton Senior Center will be at the Saturday Farmers Market selling homemade baked goods, goodies & local Wildflower Honey every Saturday in July.

Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch Open Barn and Store
June-Dec Weekends 10-4 pm, call for weekday appt. We have babies in the back. Come for a visit, walk the pastures and hold a baby! We have an assortment of western shirt by Barn Fly and Ryan Michael, Designer alpaca clothing and yarn, roving and rugs in our store. 503-407-3699

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

Silverton Art Association Classes:
For information for all classes, call Stacy Higby at 503-874-2480; email, or register on line at

Mandalas with Elijah Neves at Silverton Arts Association
Saturdays, July 28 and August 4 10:00-12:00 Cost: $40 members/$55 nonmembers (cost includes both sessions) From the classical Indian language of Sanskrit, “mandala” is loosely translated to mean "circle." Describing both material and non-material realities, the mandala appears in all aspects of life: the celestial circles we call earth, sun, and moon, as well as conceptual circles of friends, family, and community. Learn the techniques of creating a fully symmetrical mandala design using watercolor and acrylic. 

Art of the Pioneers Camp at Silverton Arts Association
July 30-August 3 10:00-noon $65 members/$85 nonmembers Play games and create toys, just like kids on the Oregon Trail! Spin wool, identify and make use of beneficial plants, make handmade toys and games and much more in this low-tech camp for creative kids ages 6-12. 

Da Vinci Kids camp at Silverton Arts Association
July 30-August 3 1:00-3:00 $65 members/$85 nonmembers So popular last summer, we’re bringing it back! Art, invention, science, architecture, and more of Leonardo Da Vinci’s work will be featured and celebrated in this camp for kids ages 6-12. 

Big Art Week camp at Silverton Arts Association
August 6-10 9:00-1:00 $130 members or $170 nonmembers A brand new camp of epic proportions! Four amazingly talented instructors take turns teaching tons of different art techniques! This 4-hour camp includes drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, puppet-making, set design, and so much more. Every day, every hour is new and inviting, fun and exciting! Best of all, the week culminates in a performance for friends and family showcasing campers’ art, skills, and talents. For kids 6-12. 

Figure Drawing with Elyse McGowan (for adults only) at Silverton Arts Association
Saturdays August 11 and 25 10:00-12:00 $50 members/$60 nonmembers

Retirement Celebration for Police Chief Rick Lewis
Thursday August 2, 4:00 to 6:00 pm – Silverton Police Chief Rick Lewis has served 38+ years in law enforcement. Please join us as we bid happy retirement to Chief Lewis at Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N First St. No-host bar, hors d’oeuvres provided.

Swearing-in Ceremony
Friday August 3, 3:00 pm – Captain Jeff Fossholm will be sworn in as Chief of Police in the Silverton Community Center Council Chambers, 421 S. Water Street. The general public is invited and refreshments will be served. 

Homer Davenport Community Festival Kick-Off Party
Thursday August 2, 6-10 pm in Coolidge McClaine Park - The party is open to the public (21 & over). There will be food, music, a beer garden and wine. Tickets are $5 per person and are for sale now at the Chamber office, Mac’s Place, the Wooden Nickel and Roth’s.

First Friday at Silverton Beverage 
August 3 4:30 – 6:30 Tastings of Skinny Girl cocktails

First Friday at Lunaria Gallery 
August 3, 7-9 pm “Illumination” by artists Jane Godfrey & Sondra Radcliffe, and Maya Trysil. Godfrey and Radcliffe will be exhibiting a new line of plates and bowls in a palette of delicious luminous colors, along with their multi-colored fused glass landscapes that give a feeling of depth and intrigue. Their abstract stained glass portrays sensitive fluid designs with the exciting hues of hand blown glass.
Maya Trysil's work focuses on the wild all around and within us. Glowing color and diffuse light permeate her acrylic paintings, delicate colored pencil renderings and digital art photography. Trysil's images are mysterious and rich in story.
The Upstairs Show: Dayna Collins “Layers of Memory” An archeological exploration incorporating wood, plaster, paint, words, and sometimes found objects. 

Homer Davenport Community Festival August 3, 4 & 5 
The festival takes place in Coolidge McClaine Park and other venues throughout Silverton. Arts & crafts fair, food, music, & kids activities take place in the park on Friday noon – 8 pm, Saturday 10 am – 8 pm, and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. 

Saturday 10:00 am - Homer parade along Water Street, Oak Street and First Street. This year’s theme is “Silverton’s Sports History”. 
The Silverton Flywheels Classic Car Club Cruise- In takes place in Old Mill Park (between the swimming pool & the library) Saturday beginning at 9 am. 

Sunday morning - Homer Classic Fun Run starting & ending at Silverton High School 
Sunday: Davenport Races begin at 1:00 pm on Main Street in downtown Silverton.

Silverton Lions Club Harvest Breakfast
Saturday & Sunday August 4 & 5, beginning at 7 am – This breakfast of ham, eggs & pancakes has been served in the park for over 60 years.

Silver Falls Seasonal Walks
Silver Falls State Park is hosting a series of walks throughout the summer. Show up for the times below or call for reservations:
Wednesdays at 10:30 am - Magical Marshes is an easy one-hour walk through the park’s wetlands. It leaves from the Wood Shed in the campground.
Thursdays at 2:00 pm - Walk in the Mist Zone takes visitors behind South Falls for a two mile walk in the canyon explaining plants along the trail. The walk leaves from the South Falls Lodge.
Saturdays at 2:00 pm - A Walk Through History is a one-hour walk featuring the historic buildings in the day-use area & includes an 8-minute film on the history of the park. It leaves from the Lodge and is an ADA accessible easy walk.
Reservations can be made ahead of time for group walks on other days. For more information about the walks or to make reservations, call Lou Nelson at 503-581-4155.

Annual Fundraiser Benefiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gordon House
Sunday, August 12 from 3 to 6 pm – The family afternoon includes local Willamette Valley farm fare, delicious food prepared by northwest chefs, and Oregon beer, hard cider, and wine served in a festival atmosphere around the Gordon House. Silent and live auctions; restaurant and winery tour drawings; and bluegrass troubadors add to the festivities. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 for two and $60 for a family. All proceeds benefit the Gordon House. For more information and to make reservations call 503-874-6006 or visit

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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