May Briefs

May 2019 Posted in Briefs, Community

Little Nell returns to Brush Creek

Brush Creek Playhouse has brought back back a favorite melodrama, Little Nell.  Written by John Nash and directed by Norman Gouveia, the classic plot of “marry-me-or-I’ll-foreclose” stars the large, awkward heroine Little Nell, the slinky mustachioed villain Carlton Bainbridge, and the affable but-oh-so-slow hero Hector Skyscraper.

Performances are 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays May 17, 18, 24, and 25, with 2 p.m. matinees May 19 and 26.

Reserved seats can be purchased for $10 ($8 for children, students & seniors 60+) at Books-N-Time at 210B N. Water St., Silverton or at Runaway Art & Craft Studio at 311 Commercial St. NE, Salem. Tickets are available at door 30 minutes before performance.

For group sales or questions, call Michael Wood at 503-508-3682.

Bike fair Saturday after Silverton Pet Parade

The Silverton High Key Club and Silverton Police Department are hosting a kids’ bike fair following the May 18 Pet Parade. Kids and parents can show up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in front of the Fall Line shop on Lewis Street. There will be a small track/obstacle course for kids to ride bikes through, plus games, face painting, music and snacks. Donated used bikes will be given to children in need.To donate contact Key Club adviser Josh Craig at

Spring Walk-N-Roll Scotts Mills students start day with fitness

By Melissa Wagoner

A parade of elementary school students, their teachers and a few parents took to the streets of Scotts Mills May 8, walking, biking and even roller skating their way to school.

“It’s national Walk-N-Roll to School month,” Scotts Mills Elementary School PE teacher Helen Plov said. “It’s all a way to get the kids moving.”

In its third year, Walk-N-Roll is a semi-annual event which Plov holds in May and again the first Wednesday in October.

“I was just looking for a way to get the kids moving and build community,” she said. “We only walk two or three blocks but still, we do it all together and kids get into that.”

The kids were definitely into it. Banners, pompoms and colorful spring attire were everywhere as the kids excitedly gathered in the parking lot of the Scotts Mills fire station, all ready to troop to school.

“When they get here they can have a granola bar and a piece of fruit,” Plov added. “They also get a ticket that goes into a drawing.”

A teacher at Scotts Mills Elementary since 1984, Plov made the switch from middle school teacher to a focus on PE and eighth grade math in 2017.

“Teaching PE has rejuvenated my career,” she said. “It’s fun because I get to work with K-8.”

Plov’s joy in working with the Scotts Mills students was especially apparent during the Walk-N-Roll event as she joyfully carried a music-playing megaphone, greeted each child by name and even borrowed a bicycle to take a trip around the parking lot.

“I love teaching kids to move and enjoy being active,” she laughed. And from the looks on the kids’ faces, they enjoyed it too.”

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