It’s O’fest! Eat, drink, polka

September 2022 Posted in Arts & Music, Events & Holidays, Food & Drink | Comments Off on It’s O’fest! Eat, drink, polka

The 57th annual Oktoberfest in Mount Angel runs Sept. 15 - 18, and event organizers are promising a festival celebrating “The Joy of Being Together.” The festival welcomes back musical friends from Germany, Donaumusikanten. Band members travel from Bavaria. Donaumusikanten is ...

Coping – Talk focus on dementia and finances

September 2022 Posted in Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Coping – Talk focus on dementia and finances

Following a two-year hiatus due to COVID precautions, the annual Sister Marilyn Schwab Memorial Lecture returns Sept. 27, 6 p.m. It will be held in Agatha Hall at Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. This year’s presentation ...

Something for the Soul: Retreats – Thoughtful explorations

September 2022 Posted in Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Something for the Soul: Retreats – Thoughtful explorations

The Queen of Angels Monastery will host “Engaged Spirituality: East and West, Meditating with Thich Nhat Hanh and Thomas Merton” presented by Peggy Lindquist and Terry Moe, Sept. 24.  On May 28, 1966 two monks from separate corners of the world ...

Datebook: September 2022

September 2022 Posted in Events & Holidays, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Datebook: September 2022

Frequent Addresses Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St., Silverton Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield 50 & older. 503-873-3093 Silver Creek Fellowship,  822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St.. Weekly Events Monday SACA Food Pantry, 9 a.m. - noon, ...

Out of the inkwell – Gus Frederick releases third Davenport book in time for festival

July 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays, People | Comments Off on Out of the inkwell – Gus Frederick releases third Davenport book in time for festival

By Melissa Wagoner Gus Frederick has always been interested in the art of cartooning. But in 1972, he’d never heard of the famous political cartoonist Homer Davenport, let alone seen any of his art. It wasn’t until a shift at the ...

Peace Dove seeks Homer parade walkers

July 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Peace Dove seeks Homer parade walkers

Since it’s first Homer Davenport Community Festival Parade, Silverton People For Peace (SPFP) has worked to make its entry inclusive to all sharing a message of peace. For almost 20 years, military veterans for peace, a national reconciliation chapter, belly ...

Founders to Future – Celebrating Scotts Mills’ past, present, future

July 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Founders to Future – Celebrating Scotts Mills’ past, present, future

By Melissa Wagoner The Scotts Mills Area Historical Society and the Scotts Mills Grange are joining forces this summer in the creation of a new event celebrating the past, present and future of their organizations and of the Scotts Mills Community ...

Datebook: August 2022

July 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Datebook: August 2022

Frequent Addresses Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St., Silverton Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield 50 & older. 503-873-3093 Silver Creek Fellowship,  822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St.. Weekly Events Monday SACA Food Pantry, 9 a.m. - noon, ...

July 4th parade salutes farms

June 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on July 4th parade salutes farms

Mt. Angel is set for an Independence Day of fun, farming and fireworks. The annual July 4 parade, sponsored by the Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce, has a theme of “Heart of Farm Country” as the community honors the bountiful nearby ...

Give Away Saturday July 18

June 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Give Away Saturday July 18

By Melissa Wagoner  Silverton residents and beyond are invited to participate in the second annual Give Away Saturday taking place July 18, 9 a.m. to noon.  Similar to a community-wide garage sale, the Give Away urges participants to purge those items that ...

Datebook: July 2022

June 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Datebook: July 2022

Frequent Addresses Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St., Silverton. Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield 50 & older. 503-873-3093 Silver Creek Fellowship,  822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Silver Falls Public Library,  410 S Water St., Silverton Weekly Events Monday SACA Food Pantry, 9 a.m. - ...

Finding a way – Community conversation focuses on navigating difficult topics

June 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Finding a way – Community conversation focuses on navigating difficult topics

By Melissa Wagoner  When the Silver Falls Library District held a strategic planning session in the fall of 2021 Director Christy Davis discovered a need that had very little to do with books.  “Quite a few people have reached out to me ...

Bobbie Day – Silverton celebrates its far-ranging dog

June 2022 Posted in Arts, Events & Holidays, History & Culture | Comments Off on Bobbie Day – Silverton celebrates its far-ranging dog

By James Day Silverton’s favorite collie/shepherd mix, Bobbie the Wonder Dog, who traveled on his own more than 2,500 miles to rejoin his family in the 1920s, has been on the move again. And cloned. [caption id="attachment_11548" align="alignright" width="268"] The Bobbie clone ...

4th of July in ‘Heart of Farm Country’

June 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on 4th of July in ‘Heart of Farm Country’

“Heart of Farm Country”, is the theme for this year’s 4th of July parade organized by the Mt Angel Chamber of Commerce.   At 11 a.m. the parade begins at Kennedy High School on E. Marquam Street, then winds down Birch ...

New momentum – Runners club celebrates 40th anniversary

May 2022 Posted in Events & Holidays, Outdoor Life | Comments Off on New momentum – Runners club celebrates 40th anniversary

By James Day The Silverton Runners Club is turning 40, and organizers are planning some new events to boost participation in the club, which works to support running programs in Silverton and Mount Angel. The club, which was organized in 1982 by ...

Chamber awards presented during ‘The Next Friday’ May 13

April 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Chamber awards presented during ‘The Next Friday’ May 13

The Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce is trying a new approach to its annual community awards. Mt. Angel Honors will be held in conjunction with The Next Friday, a monthly event showcasing businesses downtown. Each of the four honorees will ...

Hands-on knowledge – Repair Fair offers free ‘fixberts’ – and training

April 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Hands-on knowledge – Repair Fair offers free ‘fixberts’ – and training

By Melissa Wagoner In 2019 Christy Davis attended a Repair Fair – an event put on by Marion County Environmental Services (MCES) in Salem that encouraged community members to bring broken items – those in danger of being thrown out –  ...

Datebook: May 2022

April 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Datebook: May 2022

Frequent Addresses Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St., Silverton. Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield 50 & older. 503-873-3093 Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Weekly Events Monday SACA Food Pantry, 9 a.m. - noon, SACA, 421 S Water St., ...

Pacific Northwest subject of new Lori Rodrigues show at Lunaria

April 2022 Posted in Arts, Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Pacific Northwest subject of new Lori Rodrigues show at Lunaria

Lunaria Gallery in Silverton will present “Pacific Northwest” by Lori Rodrigues in April. These watercolor pieces reflect the depth of the Pacific Northwest wilderness, from wildflowers to volcanoes. Upstairs, in Lunaria’s Loft Gallery,  “An Artist’s Evolution” by Jenny Armitage will feature ...

Solar Fair – Sustainable Silverton presents options

April 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Solar Fair – Sustainable Silverton presents options

By Melissa Wagoner Forced evacuation during the wildfires of 2020, fallen debris during the ice storm of 2021 and an increased amount of drought and fire danger after last summer’s heat dome event, when combined, became a major wakeup call for ...

Datebook: April 2022

March 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays, Other | Comments Off on Datebook: April 2022

Frequent Addresses Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St., Silverton. Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield 50 & older. 503-873-3093 Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Weekly Events Monday SACA Food Pantry, 9 a.m. - noon, SACA, 421 S Water St., Silverton. ...

Datebook: March 2022

February 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Datebook: March 2022

Frequent Addresses Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St., Silverton. Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield 50 & older. 503-873-3093 Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton Weekly Events Monday SACA Food Pantry, 9 a.m. - noon, SACA, 421 S Water St., ...

Showcase your talent – Senior Follies applications due March 15

February 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Showcase your talent – Senior Follies applications due March 15

The “Senior Follies,” showcasing the talents of those aged 50 and older, is set for June 24-26 at Silverton High School, with March 15 the application deadline. Applications are available at the Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield St. Email [email protected] to ...