Things to do in Silverton: September 25 - Oct 2, 2012

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Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: September 25 – Oct. 2

** Silverton Cash Mob **
Wednesday, Sept. 26 – Come join us as we “mob” a Silverton retailer and help us make their day or month! Bring $10 to $20 as we “Choose Silverton” and shop locally. Meet at Town Square Park at NOON and move on to selected site as a group. Info: 503-873-5615.

Rules: Retailers must be a Chamber member in good standing and offer merchandise for $10 or less that would suit a male or female customer. The selected retailer (by random drawing) will be notified the evening prior to the mob, in order to have appropriate staff on hand. “Mobbers” will be asked to spend no more than $20, but they are welcome to spend more if they find a “must have” item.

Silverton Business Group
The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Chris Devito with Larsen-Flynn Insurance is the leader for September. This week’s speakers are from Friends of Silverton Pool PAC and Corey Geffken LMT who will be giving a short 5-10 minute overview of his business.

Chamber After Hours
Thursday, Sept. 27 5:30 – 7:00 pm – After Hours will be hosted by Silverton Curves at 610 Front Street. Other businesses in the complex will also be open including Salon Blondies, Farmers Insurance, Abiqua Tax Solutions, Silverton Integrative Medicine, Personal Design Massage, the Loft, and Oregon Marketing Group OMG. This is a great chance to check out all of these businesses.

October Forum Lunch
Friday, October, 12 11:45 – 1:00 Reservations are open now for the luncheon which will feature the candidates for City Council, sponsored by Maps Credit Union. Reservations are due by Oct. 9 or until we reach capacity. Cost is $10 for Chamber members or $15 for non-members. Lunch will be served at 11:45 and the program will begin at 12:00 in the conference room above the Birth Center at Silverton Hospital. 503-873-5615

Join Us Today or Tonight at Mac’s or the Silverton Nickel for a Fundraising Event in Honor of Brian Damewood We will be accepting donations and the Wooden Nickel and Mac's Place will be donating a portion of all of our sales to help the fight against ALS! Remember, Tuesday is All-You-Can-Eat Southern Fried Chicken Too! Come out and eat, grab some food to-go or even buy a gift certificate! Everything helps!

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. 

Howard Hinsdale Wine Bar
Tuesday, Sept. 25 - Jam Session 7 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 26 – “Classic Movie Night” 7 pm
Thursday, Sept. 27 - Wine & Food Pairing 6 pm featuring Sandi Piluso of Piluso Vineyards 6:30 
Saturday, Sept. 28 – Jam Session 7 pm
Introducing..."The Silver Sunset Dining Room" An intimate Dining Room for up to 12 people on the creekside!!! Great for meetings, showers or just a family get together. Call for details 503-873-9463.

Lunaria Gallery
Through Sept. 30 – “Angst to Zen…the Strange Range of D. Bettoli ~ a Retrospective” is a revealing slice of a career spanning 40 years. Carefully selected award-winning items from the movie and film industries, children’s books, jewelry and original art will be shown together and offered for sale in a one-time collection. 
The Upstairs Show: “The Lay of the Land” – A Landscape show featuring a group show showcasing varied images of the beauty around us.

Silverton Farmers Market
The market is open 9-1 every Saturday through October 13 in Town Square Park. The market features produce, plants, flowers, baked goods, coffee, jam & jelly.

Mac's Place: September Live Music
29th - Never 2 Late; country, rock, old time classics; 9 pm; $5 cover charge

Wooden Nickel Save-The-Date... & your tomatoes! 
Thursday September 27th will be our Annual Salsa Contest! Click here for details & contest rules:

Vitis Ridge Announces the 2011 Marechal Foch Release! Plus Two More Days Each Week to Visit!
The official release of our 2011 Marechal Foch takes place this weekend, Saturday, September 29th. Join us from Noon to 5 p.m. with live music by Silverton's own James "Fester" Read from 1 - 4 p.m. After selling out of our 2010 vintage, this 2011 release is great news! Even better is the fact that the price is the same, just $18 for a phenomenal bottle of wine. 
Plus, Vitis Ridge is now open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m. We'll be seeing you soon.

Creekside Grill Speakeasy Dance Party
Saturday, Sept. 29 -Dress like a gangster or silent screen star, dress like a flapper or come as you are! Step back in time to 1928 with Silverton photographer "June Drake" to take your old time picture, learn to dance the Charleston with Mz. Jitterbug, have a prohibition cocktail in the basement bar at Creekside Grill & Grotto Martini Bar; all included with your pre-purchased ticket, $15. Like us on Facebook for ideas and info. 503-873-9700

National Alpaca Farm Days at Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch 
September 29 & 30th Our Barn Tours and Ranch Store Hours are 10-4pm. We are having Fiber Demonstrations, Chocolate Truffle Rolling & Wine Tasting 503-407-3699 

Harvest Moon Dinner at GeerCrest Farm
Saturday, September 29, 6:00 pm - GeerCrest Farm & Historical Society invites you to a taste experience you won't forget as we offer up our bountiful summer harvest, invite a guest chef to work their magic, and present a 4 course dinner paired with 4 local wines. With our historic farmhouse and 20 peaceful acres as the ultimate outdoor venue, you are sure to savor the experience of dinner at GeerCrest. Cost is $80 per person, seating is limited. Reserve your seat today, 503-873-3406.

Silver Creek Coffee House Hosts Home Wellness Solution Preview
Every Monday night at 7:00 pm. 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 Every Friday night there will be an open mic from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

AmeriTitle Idol in Silverton
Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 pm at Mac’s Place – Support SACA (Silverton Area Community Aid) while you enjoy a live-band karaoke competition. $10 cover – 100% of the proceeds go directly to SACA. We’ll have a food bank barrel at the door, please bring 2 or more non-perishable food donations. AmeriTitle has raised over $52k for area charities. If you have questions or want to sing, contact

EVITA - The Musical 
Center Stage presents Oct 5, 6, 12, 13 at 7:30 pm Silverton High School Theatre.
Tickets are available at Seven Brides Tap Room, The Purl District, Citizens Bank, Silverton Chamber of Commerce, Our Town, and Uptown Music-Keizer. This show, by the composer of Phantom of the Opera, is currently in revival on Broadway and includes the hit song, "Don't Cry for me Argentina." It is a story of Eva Peron, who was beloved by the people of Argentina, as she rose from a humble beginning to become the wife of the president at age 26. Great DATE NIGHT!

Silverton Sidewalk Shindig
Saturday, October 6 – Enjoy a free, family friendly, non-stop live music jamboree held throughout Historic Downtown Silverton from 10 am until 9 pm. Listen for the sounds of 32 music acts including blues, folk, country western, marimba band, steel drum band and Irish harp all on the streets and in 20 + local businesses. Maps are available at Silver Creek Coffee House. More info: Greg Hart at Silver Creek Coffee House, 503-874-9600.
*Donations for musicians appreciated to offset the costs of the event.*

Silverton Arts Association Classes:

After School art Program with Ann Altman
Mondays: October 1 - November 5, 4:00-5:30
Students learn basic art skills, drawing, sketching, color values, abstraction, landscape and much more using all types of art media! Age 6-10 Cost: $60 members/$75 nonmembers 

Advanced Art Program with Elyse McGowan Tuesdays: October 2 - November 6, 4:00-5:30
A new class for budding art students showing need for advanced art concepts and art exposure. Students will build on existing basic art skills but will focus on advanced art theory and color theory, art history, graphic design, illustration and future applicable skills in the art field. Because of the exposure to advanced art skills, the cost for supplies will be slightly higher. Students will be able keep the art kit used in class. Age 10-13 Cost: $60 members/$75 nonmembers +$20 for supplies 

Graphic Design Support for the Small and Creative Business Thursdays, September to December 7 pm - 8:30 pm No registration required for this drop in studio. Local graphic designer Elyse McGowan offers technical support, brainstorming sessions and practical design advice for small business owners and other creative endeavors. This is an amazing opportunity that will not break your bank! Free for members/$5 nonmembers

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


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