October Briefs

October 2019 Posted in Briefs, Community

Join in a meal, bid on a bowl

The public is invited Sunday, Oct. 29, 4 – 6 p.m. to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N. Church St., Silverton for Share the Harvest. At this event, you can have a meal of soup and bread, listen to live music and take part in a silent auction featuring hand-turned pottery – all to help local children fight food insecurity.

There are no tickets required, but a donation at the door is requested. All funds raised will be shared with ARK (At Risk Kids) and the Silverton United Methodist Church’s SACA Snack Sacks.

Winter Coat Drive now running

Silverton Together is seeking new or gently-used coats, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for families in need. This annual drive benefits children up through high school.

Donations can be dropped off at participating businesses, churches and schools now through Oct. 23. Contact Silverton Together at 503-873-0405 for locations.

The Silverton Seventh-Day Adventist Church – Community Clothing Closet will distribute coats on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Silver Falls Library screens Autumn Movie Nights

For six weeks, beginning Oct. 10, Silver Falls Library will screen a collection of movies representing over 100 years of thrills, chills, humor and creativity on the silver screen. The Autumn Movie Nights are:

Thursday, Oct. 10: Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant are caught in a fun web of lies and suspense in Charade (1963).

Oct. 17:
an evening of fairy tales told in beautiful silhouette animation with Tales of the Night (2011).

Wednesday, Oct. 23: A breezy Hollywood musical featuring an all-star cast of the greatest Jazz and Vaudeville performers. Stop by or contact the library to find out the name of this movie.

Wednesday, Oct. 30: The Most Dangerous Game with Fay Wray and White Zombie with Bela Lugosi (both 1932) make for a spooky double feature in time for Halloween.

Thursday, Nov. 7: Michelle Williams and an ensemble cast get lost on the Oregon Trail in Meek’s Cutoff (2011).

Thursday, Nov. 14: The series’ host, Tavis Bettoli-Lotten, presents “Tricks & Novelties” – a program showcasing animation and visual effects from the early days of cinema, including some titles projected on Super 8mm film from his vintage collection. This final evening features misbehaving insects, stubborn dinosaurs and an early short with Buster Keaton.

All movies are rated PG or not rated (with equivalent subject matter for a PG). All screenings begin at 7 p.m. in the library’s program room, 410 S. Water St., Silverton.

Admission is free. Refreshments are for sale benefiting Friends of Silver Falls Library. Information: 503-873-5173.

Senior Center Thrift Shop reopens Oct. 6 as ReVamp Thrift

Silverton Senior Center is looking for the right people to help run its thrift shop when it reopens as ReVamp Thrift on Oct. 6.

Folks who like people, are patient and helpful, like to sort and organize, and are open to the ideas of others are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available at the Senior Center, 115 Westfield St., Silverton or call Dodie Brockamp at 503-873-3093 to receive a link for an online application.

Until the shop reopens, donations are accepted Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Once the shop reopens, donations will be accepted during regular business hours.

Johnny’s Barber Shop welcomes new barber

Connor Duerst, who graduated from Silverton High School in 2017 and attended Chemeketa for a time, is now operating the second chair at Johnny’s Barber Shop in downtown Silverton.

He graduated from the  Johnny Matthew’s Barber School program in August.

Duerst decided he wanted to come back and serve his community, so taking over the second chair at Johnny’s, 204 Oak St., seemed like a perfect fit.

Since he started there the shop has extended its hours to include Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon. He also works Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

His family, who shared the news, is excited to see him start his own business and happy that he explored career choices he can share in the community.


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