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Datebook: July 2021

Datebook Submission Information

Get your events and fundraisers published in Our Town. If your ongoing event was cancelled because of COVID-19 and is starting up again, please send a new listing. If you are meeting by Zoom or virtually, send those, too! Send your releases to [email protected]. Or drop them off at 401 Oak St., Silverton.


Weekly Events


SACA Food Pantry, 9 a.m. – noon, SACA, 421 S Water St., Silverton. Repeats Thursdays. 503-873-3446, silvertonareacommunityaid.org

Mt. Angel Community & Senior Center Store, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 195 E Charles St. Repeats Tuesday – Saturday. Volunteers needed. 503-845-6998

Mt. Angel Food Pantry, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mt. Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. Repeats Wed. 503-845-6998

Silverton Senior Meals, 11:30 a.m. Delivery only. $3 donation suggested. Monday – Friday. For delivery, call Carol, 503-873-6906.

Mt. Angel Senior Meals, 11:30 a.m. Delivery only. $3 donation suggested. Repeats Thursdays. For delivery, call Ginger, 503-845-9464.

Free Dinner, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Oak Street Church, 502 Oak St., Silverton. Pickup only. Open to all. 503-873-5446


Scotts Mills Food Boxes, 9 – 11 a.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Residents in Scotts Mills/Butte Creek/Monitor rural areas are welcome. Food donations welcome. Niki Barber, 503-873-5059

Community Helpers Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Zoom. Join Mt. Angel Public Library librarian and a special guest for storytime, accompanying backpack. Age 2 – 6. For Zoom link, call 503-845-6401. Recordings posted at mtangelreads.readsquared.com.

SACA Food Pantry, 4 – 7 p.m., SACA, 421 S Water St., Silverton. 503-873-3446, silvertonareacommunityaid.org

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Virtual Zoom meeting. Repeats 10 a.m. Saturdays. For Zoom link, call Barbara K, 503-269-0952.


Mission Benedict Food Pantry, 1 – 4 p.m., St. Joseph Shelter, 925 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Repeats Friday. 503-845-2468

Mission of Hope Food Pantry, 2 – 4 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 Industry Way, Silverton. 503-873-7353

Daniel Plan Journey Video Series, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship Church, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. In-person or online at scf.tv/daniel.plan. Free. Open to public. Sheila,


Free Coffee, 7 a.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St.

Mediation & Shared Dialog, 7 p.m. All spiritual traditions welcome. Invitation for virtual gathering: [email protected]. 971-218-6641


Silverton Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 203 Main St, Silverton. Fresh produce, plants, flowers. Every Saturday. 503-873-5615

Oregon Crafters Market, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., 215 N Water St., Silverton. Local crafters & artists, live music, food & spirits. Repeats noon – 5 p.m. oregoncraftersmarket.com

Saturday Free Lunch, noon – 1:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran, 500 N Second St., Silverton. Pickup only. Open to all. 503-939-3459

Silverton Country Historical Society, 1 – 4 p.m., 428 S Water St., Silverton. Free admission. Repeats Sundays. 503-873-7070, silverton.museum@


Silverton Free Summer Meals

No-cost breakfast, lunch for children 1 – 18 Monday – Friday through Aug. 26. Noon – 12:30 p.m., Silverton High Cafeteria, 1456 Pine St.; 11 – 11:30 a.m., Mark Twain Ball Field, 425 N Church St.; Noon – 12:30 p.m., Coolidge McClain Park, 300 Coolidge St.; 11 – 11:30 a.m., Scotts Mills Elementary,
801 First St.

Mt. Angel Free Summer Meals

No-cost breakfast and lunch for children 1- 18 at St. Mary’s Public School, 590 E College St., Mt. Angel. 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. through Aug. 20.

Mt. Angel Public Library

STEAM packets for grades 1 – 5 are distributed July 20. Teen Take & Makes for middle and high schoolers are distributed July 20. July Storywalk is the bi-lingual Green is a Chili Pepper: A Book of Colors/El chile es verde: Un libro de colores  by Roseanne Thong. Storywalk starts at the library´s front door. Follow the Dinosaur Sidewalk Obstacle Course to stomp and roar.

Thursday, July 1

Teens Bringing Cheer

4 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 Church St. Complete fun art or volunteer project. Drinks, snacks. Free. Repeats July 15 & 29. 503-845-6401

Friday, July 2

Nurse Log

5 p.m., The Galarage Art Gallery, 406 Silver St., Silverton. New artwork by local artist. Social distancing and mask required. Free. 503-890-9960

First Friday Cruise-in

5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Main Street between First and Second streets, Silverton. Car, truck, cycle cruise-in sponsored by Silverton Flywheels. No judging. No prizes. Free. Rand Breitbach, 503-580-9193

First Friday in Silverton

7 – 9 p.m. Explore the historic downtown, have dinner, shop, browse galleries, boutiques. 503-873-5615, silvertonchamber.org

Saturday, July 3

Celebrate Hometown Spirit

11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Festhalle, 500 Wilco Hwy., Mt. Angel. Live entertainment, food, drink. Free. Open to public. Donations accepted for the Firework Fund.

Fireworks over the Lake

9:30 p.m., Detroit Lake. 

Sunday, July 4

Independence Day

Air Show & Flight Competition

8:30 a.m. Holden/Bevens Flying Field, 6640 Old Mt. Angel Hwy. NE Keizer Krosswinds welcomes all to come out and watch a flight competition, airshow and an opportunity for a free hands-on radio-controlled model flight with on-site instructors. 

Annual Chicken Barbecue

10 a.m. – 4p.m. St. James Church, 301 Frances St., Molalla. Drive-thru only. 503-260-6470

Mt. Angel Fourth of July

11 a.m., downtown Mt. Angel. Old-fashioned Fourth of July parade. Evening events begin at 8 p.m. at Mt. Angel Middle School. Concessions, live entertainment. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Puzzle Exchange

1 – 3 p.m., Mt. Angel Mercantile B&B, 495 E College St. New and used puzzles. Bring a puzzle and exchange it for a new-to-you one. Every first Sunday. Email: [email protected].

Tuesday, July 6

Red Cross Blood Drive

11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. Appointments needed by visiting redcrossblood.org.

Caregiver Connection

2 – 3:30 p.m. For family caregivers and/or unpaid family caregivers. Free. To register, contact Suzy, 503-304-3429, [email protected].

Rhys Thomas Performs

3:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Elementary, 590 E College St., Mt. Angel. Juggling show by professional performer Rhys Thomas. All ages. Free. Part of Mt. Angel Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. 503-845-6401

Mt. Angel City Council

7 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-845-9291, ci.mt-angel.or.us

Wednesday, July 7

Volunteer Orientation

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 Church St. Interested in volunteering at the library? Complete an application and attend volunteer orientation. Call 503-845-6401 or email [email protected] to register or with questions.

Scotts Mills City Council

7 p.m., Scotts Mills City Hall. Open to public. 503-873-5435, scottsmills.org

Virtual Trivia Night

7 p.m. Zoom. Test your knowledge on a variety of topics. Repeats July 21. For additional information and Zoom invite, call Ron Drake, 503-873-8796.

Friday, July 9

Marion County Fair

10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 NE 17th St., Salem. Carnival, animal exhibits, contests, vendors, fair food. Games, attractions, local and regional entertainment. Repeats 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. July 10, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. July 11. marioncountyfair.net

July 10

Lunaria Gallery July Show

11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Meet artist Joel Zak, digital artist and photographer showing on Main Floor Gallery, Revelations of Home: Why Here is Better Than Anywhere. Jay Harris, Pam Serra-Wenz, Bill Shumway display art in Loft Gallery. The shows run 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday through Aug. 1. 503-873-7734, lunariagallery.com

Sunday, July 11

Saint Benedict Festival

4 – 5 p.m. Virtual. Get a glimpse into what forms the heart and soul of a Benedictine monk. Join a livestream monastic procession in honor of St. Benedict. Follow Pontifical Vesper with Abbot Jeremy and the monastic community. For more info, contact [email protected],
503-845-3030, mountangelabbey.org/sbf.

Monday, July 12

Silverton City Council

6 p.m., Silverton High Library, 1456 Pine St. Open to public. Agenda available. Also held on Zoom. Visit silverton.or.us for Zoom login information. 503-873-5321

Mt. Angel School District

6:30 p.m., District Office, 730 E Marquam St., Mt. Angel. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-845-2345, masd91.org

Tuesday, July 13

Angel Ocasio Performs

3:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Elementary, 590 E College St., Mt. Angel. Bi-lingual comedy show. All ages. Free. Part of Mt. Angel Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. 503-845-6401

Silverton Planning Commission

7 p.m., Silverton High Library, 1456 Pine St. Open to public. Agenda available. Also held on Zoom. Visit silverton.or.us for Zoom login information. 503-873-5321

Wednesday, July 14

Scotts Mills Grange

7 p.m., Scotts Mills Grange, 299 Fourth St.

Thursday, July 15

Silver Falls Library Book Club

7 – 8:30 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, 300 Coolidge St., Silverton. This month’s selection is Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Everyone welcome. Plan to wear a mask and social distance. 503-897-8796

Mt. Angel Planning Commission

7 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-845-9291, ci.mt-angel.or.us 

Silver Falls Library Writers Group

7 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, 300 Coolidge St. Share what you are working on or just listen in to see what others are writing. Everyone welcome. Wear a mask, social distance. 503-897-8796 

Saturday, July 17

Free Drive-Thru Breakfast

7:30 – 9:30 a.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36971 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Free breakfast. All welcome. 503-829-5061

Sunday, July 18

Old-Fashioned Community Hymn Sing

5 p.m., Silverton First Christian Church, 402 N First St. Gil Wittman plays the Rodgers Organ. John Meyer plays the Grand Piano. Interim Pastor Gene Hill leads the singing. All welcome. Ice cream social follows the sing. 503-873-6620

Monday, July 19

Silverton City Council Work Session

6 p.m., Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. Open to public. 503-873-5321, silverton.or.us

Silver Falls School District

7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-873-5303, silverfallsschools.org

Concert in the Park

7 p.m., Silverton Town Square Park. Marion County Citizen’s Band performs. Open to public. Free admission. Bring a chair or blanket.

Tuesday, July 20

Affordable Housing Task Force

8:30 a.m., Zoom. Open to public. Agenda available. Visit silverton.or.us for Zoom login information. 503-873-5321

Life-Sized Games

3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 Church St. Come to the library to play outdoor life-sized games like Jenga, Connect Four, Kerplunk and more.
All ages. Free. 503-845-6401

Prayer of the Heart

3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Contemplative prayer group. Open to all. 503-845-6141, benedictine-srs.org

Pizza in the Park

6 – 8 p.m., Scotts Mills City Park, 300 First St. Hot pizza, salad, beverages. Suggested donation is $5 for pizza and salad, $1 for beverages. Donations will be used for park maintenance. All are welcome. 503-873-5435

Wednesday, July 21

Art Under the Tree

2 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library,
290 Church St. Outdoor art session of paper quilling. Participants will complete an 8-inch wall hanging. All supplies provided. Adults only. Free.

Thursday, July 22

Adult Book Discussion Group

1 p.m. Zoom. Discuss How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn. Copies and Zoom link available at the Mt. Angel Public Library. 503-845-6401

Friday, July 23

Rummage Sale

9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36971 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. Sponsored by Marquam United Methodist Church Women’s Group. 503-829-5061

Monday, July 26

Vigil for Peace

2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Towne Square Park, Silverton. Silverton People for Peace gather to advocate for peace, social justice issues on all levels of society. Open to all. 503-873-5307

Wednesday, July 28

Homeless/Housing Task Force

6 p.m. Zoom. Open to public. Visit silverton.or.us for Zoom login information. 503-873-5321

Virtual Abbey Bach Festival

7 p.m. Virtual. Three nights of classical music recorded live for the Abbey´s 50th Bach Festival. See the Abbey’s website, mountangelabbey.org, for lineup and more information. Free. All are welcome. Repeats July 29 & 30. 503-845-3030

Scotts Mills Historical Society Board

7 p.m., Scotts Mills Historical Museum, 210 Grandview Ave. Open to public. Joe, 503-871-9803, [email protected]

July 29

Unicorns: Break the Cage

3:30 p.m. Zoom. Mt. Angel Public Library takes viewers on a wild adventure about two kids who visit the city zoo and discover all sorts of incredible animals. The animated story is interwoven with science concept segments about life sciences and animals. All ages. Free. Call 503-845-6401 for Zoom link.

Community Conversation

6:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 Church St. The library is creating a strategic plan and needs the public’s input. Refreshments provided. Jackie Mills,
503-845-6401, [email protected]

Saturday, July 31

Silverton First Citizen Awards Banquet

6:15 – 9 p.m., Festhalle, 500 Wilco Hwy.,
Mt. Angel. Silverton Chamber of Commerce celebrates 50 years of volunteerism. Socializing and dessert with program beginning at 7 p.m. $25 per ticket. Table reservations are strongly encouraged by calling 503-873-5615.

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