A busy and fun filled line-up in Silverton through the weekend.
What’s Happening in Silverton April 21 – 28
Silverton Business Group
Join us Wednesday mornings from 8 to 9 am at 3 Ten Water for great networking. April leader is Teresa Warriner, Director of SACA. Speakers this week are from the Silverton Fire District with information about the Silverton Fire District Bond request which is on the May 19 ballot.
Golf with the Chamber
There are still a few spaces open for teams to play in this year’s Chamber Classic Golf Tournament to be held Friday, May 8 at Evergreen Golf Course. You are “official” once you have paid your fees and submitted your team list. Cost is $70 per person and includes dinner and auction following the tournament. We are still looking for hole sponsors and donations for the auction. If you can help us with this fundraiser give the Chamber a call, 503-873-5615.
It is Flower Basket Time
Flower baskets will be hung throughout town on Tuesday, May 12. The baskets were planted in February so will have a good start by the time they are put up. The major portion of the basket cost is the daily watering and the fertilizing and additional care needed to keep them up through September. Basket sponsors pay $200 for a basket in front of their business, $175 for a full basket placed anywhere in town and $100 for a half sponsorship. Other donations in any amount are also welcome. So far we have raised about half of the cost for this year’s baskets. All money raised goes exclusively to the flower basket program. Your help is needed. Call the Chamber (503-873-5615) to find out how you can support this beautiful addition to our town.
Les Schwab Diaper Drive
Through April 30 – ‘Les Schwab Cares About Kids!’ and annually sponsors a Diaper Drive that provides diapers to local agencies. Diapers donated in Silverton will go to Silverton Together and SACA. Needed are diapers, pull-ups, and wipes. Drop off donations at Les Schwab Tire Center, 911 N. First St. during the month of April. Monetary donations are also accepted.
Could you and your business benefit from increased efficiency, profitability and support through monthly interactive learning sessions and one-on-one business coaching to meet your individual needs? If yes, take action and join other successful business owners in the Chemeketa Small Business Management (SBM) program. Annual enrollment is now open ($50 discount for Chamber members). http://sbm.chemeketa.edu or call Lori 503.316.3237.
April “Flowers” at Lunaria Gallery*
April 3 to 27 - April’s exhibit is entitled 'Flowers' features work by Lunaria Gallery artists in an inspiring variety of media and styles sharing the common theme of flowers. Also a special anniversary show in the Lunaria Loft- "Celebrating Spring- Celebrating Art'.
The Oregon Garden Resort Tulip Fest Package:
Available now through May 3rd. Includes overnight stay, parking & wine at the Tulip Festival, breakfast, and admission to The Oregon Garden. oregongardenresort.com/packages
Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest
Open through May 3, 9-6 daily – Experience 40 acres of stunning tulips, food, and fun for the entire family! Our gift shop is open and we have wine tasting.
We're starting a brand new summer wine program. Plan on visiting these wineries in our area? Purchase wines from any of these 5 wineries: Hanson Vineyards, Pudding River Wine Cellars Winery, Piluso Vineyard & Winery, AlexEli Vineyard & Winery or Domaine Margelle Vineyards and enjoy up to 2 bottles of their wines per table with no corkage fee at Silver Grille with your confirmed dinner reservation. Wineries will give you the "card" at their tasting rooms - enjoy wine country and dinner with us soon. We look forward to seeing you. Cheers.
Seven Brides Brewing - Silverton's "Tap Room"
Summer hours, now open seven days a week! - 11:30 am to 9 pm Monday Thru Thursday, 11:30 am to 11 pm Friday and Saturday, 11:30 am to 9 pm Sunday.
Smoking Cessation Class
April 23, 6:30-7:30 pm at SACA, 421 S. Water St. – Diana Dickey from the Marion County Health Dept. will teach this class about the methods resources, and reasons to kick your smoking habit. She will also clarify information about e-cigarettes. Refreshments will be provided. Class is free, please call to register 503-873-3446.
Brush Creek Players Present “Bench in the Sun”
April 24-26 - Fridays & Saturdays at 7 pm, Sundays at 2 pm at the Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 Silverton Rd. Cost is $10 general admission and $8 for seniors over 60, children 12 & under, and students with ID card. Tickets are available at Books N Time in Silverton or at the box office 30 minutes before show time.
Silver Falls Family YMCA:
Healthy Kids Day!
Saturday, April 25th – Join us for YMCA Healthy Kids Day! We will have a kid’s triathlon at 11:00am (100 yd swim, 1 mi bike, ½ mile run; $10 per child or $40 for the whole family) and FREE open swim from 1-3pm. Help encourage your kids to lead active and healthy lifestyles while having a blast with the family! Visit us at 601 Miller St or at www.theYonline.org for more information and to register today!
Monday, April 27th – Early Release Open Swim - When school’s out early, come swim with us! Open swim from 1-3 pm. Members = FREE, Residents = $4 per person, Non-Residents = $5 per person. Call (503)873-6456 or visit theYonline.org for more information!
Monday, April 27th – May Swim Lessons Begin! - Lessons run through May 14th. The cost of lessons will be pro-rated and dependent on how many classes will be held during that month. PERS classes are $5/lesson and Progressive classes are $6/lesson (additional fees for Non-Members vary). Call (503)873-6456 for more information or come down to the Silverton Pool at 601 Miller St to register today!
Jesus Christ Superstar
Center Stage performs Jesus Christ Superstar on April 24th & 25th and May 1st & 2nd at 7:30 pm and at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 3rd. Performances are in the SHS theatre. Tickets are available at Seven Brides Brewing (Silverton), Apples to Oranges (Silverton), Citizen's Bank (Silverton), Our Town (Mt. Angel) and Uptown Music (Keizer).
Silverton Arts Association: Beginning Acrylics with Renaldo Santos
Saturday April 25, 9:00 am-3:00 pm (class will break for a one-hour lunch) - Learn techniques and styles of using acrylic paints as local artist and instructor Renaldo Santos walks you through this whimsical painting. Cost: $30 for SAA members/$40 for nonmembers
All classes at Silverton Arts Association require pre-registration. Sign up online at www.silvertonarts.org, call 503-873-6390, or email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
The Oregon Garden
Saturday, April 25, 10 am – noon – Join us for Garden University and hear author & gardener, Shelley Cramm, speak from her book God’s Word for Gardeners Bible. Tickets are free for Garden members & volunteers, $15 for non-members (early bird discount if registered by 4/22/15). RSVP or purchase tickets at www.oregongarden.org/programs.
An Evening in Italy
Saturday April 25 from 5-8 pm at 402 N. First St. - A FUN Fundraising Dinner with Entertainment by Jesse Cromer sponsored by Silverton Health Auxiliary & First Christian Church. Tickets are $20 per person & include 1 raffle ticket. More raffle tickets available for purchase...many raffle gift baskets to choose from. Menu includes Fresh Green Salad, Homemade Lasagna, Fresh Baked Garlic Bread & Dessert...coffee, tea and ice water available or wine $5 per glass.
Tickets are available at Silverton Health Gift Shop, Silverton Health's Espresso Express, Silverton Health Volunteer Services Office, Silverton Senior Center & Silverton Chamber of Commerce.
Classical Music in Classic Architecture
Saturday evening, April 25 starting at 7:30 pm - The Northwest Piano Trio presents a spring season concert, combining music of Haydn, the grandfather of string quartet chamber music, the young Bernstein's lively Trio and Brahms's famous first piano trio in B Major, Op. 8 for an evening of diverse Classical music from the 1700s to the 20th century. The violin, cello, and piano will fill Frank Lloyd Wright's Gordon House living room. Tickets are on sale now at The GordonHouse.org or call 503.874.6006 for tickets or further information. Hanson Vineyards will host wine tasting starting at 7 p.m.
Loyalty Day Ceremony
May 1 2015 - Molalla VFW Post 3973 Post & Ladies Auxiliary is having the annual Loyalty Day Ceremony starting at 6 pm at the Molalla Fire Hall on Main St. in Molalla. All are welcome to come and show their loyalty and listen to some interesting speakers. This is to show your loyalty to the United States of America and what it stands for. Refreshments will be served.
Be sure to fly your flag this day.
First Friday – Celebration of Cultures Sponsored by Silverton Together
May 1 - Held in conjunction with First Friday, the goal for our "Celebration of Cultures" events and programs is to raise awareness of the diversity that lies not only within our own community but the global community as well, and to celebrate that diversity. Each year, we bring together a variety of cultures to share their art, food, dance, music, historical perspectives, literature, and viewpoints. This event is free, is open to all, and is held in over 30 locations in downtown Silverton. The festivities involve over 200 volunteers from all sectors of the community.
Coming Events: Additional information will be sent as the event nears.
May 1 & 2 - Dr. Kim’s Annual Food Drive for SACA
May 2 – Mark Twain Senior Breakfast 8-10 am
May 2 - AAPAC Masquerade Ball Fundraiser 7 pm
May 9 – Silverton Health Fun Run – Entry forms available at the Chamber*
May 9 & 10 - Mother's Day Wildflower & Birding Festival at Silver Falls State Park 10-4*
May 10 – Fire Dept. Mother’s Day Breakfast 7-12:30
May 16 – Pet Parade 10 am*
May 16 – Must See Oregon 10-4 at The Oregon Garden*
May 16 – The Great Fox Hunt 2 pm Fundraiser for Mark Twain PTC
Volunteer for Brewfest: Sign up to volunteer for Brewfest, June 19-21, and receive free admission, a t shirt, tasting glass and more! Register online here.
For items with an * full details are listed in the events section of the Chamber website, www.silvertonchamber.org
Thank you, Silverton Chamber of Commerce for this collection of events and information.