Datebook: December 2021

December 2021 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Other, Outdoor Life

Frequent Addresses

Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 Charles St.

Silverton High, 1456 Pine St., Silverton.

Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield, 503-873-3093. Age 50 and older.

Silver Creek Fellowship,
822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton.

Weekly Events


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

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

Bridge, 11 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

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


Silver Angel Foot Clinic, Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. Repeats Wednesdays. Call for appt., 503-873-3093

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

Community Helpers Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Zoom. Join librarian and a special guest for storytime, accompanying backpack. Age 2 – 6. Recordings posted at 503-845-6401

Pinochle, noon – 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. Repeats Fridays, 503-873-3093

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

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


Knit Wits, 10 a.m. – noon, Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

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

Open Art Studio, 1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Line Dancing, 1 – 2 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship. No registration required. Free; donations accepted for instructor. Open to all. Sheila, 503-409-4498

Silver Chips Woodcarving Sessions, 1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. $2 a week. All skill levels. 503-873-4512.

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

Daniel Plan Journey Video Series, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship Church. In-person or online at Free. Open to public. Sheila, 503-409-4498


Free Coffee, 7 – 9 a.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St.

Yoga Class, 10 a.m., Silver Creek Fellowship. Open to all. Sheila, 503-409-4498

Bingo, 10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. $1 per card, $2 for three cards. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Mediation & Shared Dialog, 7 – 8:30 p.m. All spiritual traditions welcome. Invitation for virtual gathering: [email protected] 971-218-6641


Toastmaster Club, 7:30 a.m., Zoom. Increase your listening skills, speaking, thinking, evaluating. Zoom link: [email protected]

Chicken Foot Dominoes, 1 – 3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. 50 and older.


After-Season Indoor Market, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Silverton Friends Church, 229 Eureka Ave. Local produce, eggs, meats, artisan crafts. Free admission. Every Saturday beginning Oct. 16 except Holiday weekends.

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


Mt. Angel Public Library

Kids of all ages are invited to create and mail a letter to Santa at the library. Stories and STEAM activity packets for grades K-4 for this month include Discover a magic triangle by decorating a tree and coloring a winter scene using numbers (Dec. 7) and make an indoor snowball launcher (Dec. 21). Teen & Tweens take & make packets for grades 5-12 are available Dec. 7; make a simple picture frame and hanging decorations with magic color scratch. The December Storywalk is A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas by Pat Mora. Start at the library’s front door. The library will be closed Dec. 24-25, 31; Jan. 1. Call 503-845-6401.

Mt. Angel Historical Society

The Mt. Angel Historical Society’s 2022 fundraising calendar is now available. The calendar is full of pictures and information from Mt. Angel’s past. Calendars are $12 for members, $14 for non-members, and are available at Mt. Angel Senior Center, 195 E Charles St.

Scotts Mill Food Cupboard

The Scotts Mill Food Cupboard is looking to help provide food for Christmas day to families in Scotts Mills and surrounding areas. Donations of nonperishable food items can be left at the Community Center, 298 Fourth St., or at drop boxes located at the Scotts Mills Post Office, and City Hall through Dec. 11. Families can sign up for a Christmas Box at the Community Center from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 14. Niki Barber, 503-873-5059, [email protected]

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Silverton Christmas Market

5 p.m., Oregon Garden Resort, 895 W Main St., Silverton. Stroll along paths draped in more than 1 million lights. Explore the authentic German Christmas Market for gifts from artisans vendors. Visit Frosty and Santa. Enjoy music and a local brew in the Biergarten. Cozy up to a wood-burning fire pit or take a ride down the snowless tubing hill. Market runs through Jan. 9, 2022. Entry Monday – Wednesday $15 adults, $5 age 6 – 12, $12 Silverton residents with proof of residence. Entry Thursday – Sunday $18 adults, $5 age 6 – 12, $15 Silverton residents with proof of residence. Children age 5 and under are free. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits.

Virtual Trivia Night

7 p.m. Zoom. Have fun testing your knowledge on a variety of topics with Silver Falls Library. For additional information and Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake at 503-873-8796.

Scotts Mills City Council

7 p.m., Scotts Mills City Hall, 265 Fourth St. Agenda available. Open to public.

Friday, Dec. 3

Marion SWCD First Friday

10 a.m. Zoom. Learn about the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. Target audience is farmers and producers looking to learn more about resources, OSU Extension programming/projects, educational events focused on small farms. Register at under News and Events. 503-391-9927

Hazelnut Fest and
German Holiday Market

4 – 8 p.m., Festhalle, 500 NE Wilco Hwy., Mt. Angel. Authentic German and regional arts and crafts, Oregon wineries and breweries and foods that feature hazelnuts. Repeats 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dec. 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dec. 5.  

Children’s Lantern Parade

4 – 6:45 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, 300 Coolidge St., Silverton. Sheltering Silverton provides paper lanterns and votives, cookies and cocoa. The event is free; donations are accepted and will go directly toward supporting families experiencing homelessness. 503-509-4797,

Visit with Santa

6 – 8 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. After the Silverton tree lighting, follow Santa over to the front of the church for visits. Church Lady Fudge will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to fight food insecurity in Silverton youth. 503-873-6517

Silverton Tree Lighting

6 p.m., Town Square Park, Silverton. Enjoy music, hot chocolate and more. Santa lights the tree at 7 p.m. Free. Open to all. 503-873-5615

Lunaria December Showing

7 – 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Meet the artists for the Lunaria Gallery Holiday Show. Free. Open to public. 503-873-7734,

First Friday in Silverton

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

Saturday, Dec. 4

Leaf Recycling

9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Silverton City Shops, 830 McClaine St. Silverton residents can drop off bagged leaves for free. Leaves must be dumped into bins and bags disposed of. 503-874-2206

Santa Mouse Holiday Bazaar

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Silverton High. Handmade crafts, gifts, silent auction, baked goods. Organized by and supports Basic Skills Classroom. Free. 503-873–6331

Sunday, Dec. 5

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. Every first Sunday. Email: [email protected]

Monday, Dec. 6

Silverton City Council

7 p.m., Silverton High. Open to public. Agenda: 503-873-5321,

Mt. Angel City Council

7 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library, 290 Charles St. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-845-9291,

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Caregiver Connection

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

Silverton Garden Club

6 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Create holiday arrangements for home and enjoy refreshments. Bring clippers, a container, greens to share, cones and accessories, and a small-plate savory or sweet. Wet Oasis beverage provided. No charge. Masks required. Kathy Hunter, 503-873-0159.

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club

6:30 p.m. Zoom. Silver Falls Library club discussion of four Ray Bradbury short stories: “A Sound of Thunder,” “The April Witch,” “The Pedestrian” and “The Fog Horn.” For information and Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake at 503-873-8796.

Thursday, Dec. 9

Red Cross Blood Drive

1 – 6 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N Church St., Silverton. Appointments needed by visiting

Silverton Zenith Women’s Club

7 p.m. Members discuss ways to fund and implement project to benefit the Silverton community. For more information and meeting location, call Barbara, 801-414-3875.

Friday, Dec. 10

Scotts Mill Tree Lighting

6 p.m., Scotts Mills City Park. Santa and Mrs. Claus light town Christmas tree. Dinner is available for donation to park. 

Saturday, Dec. 11

Elks Hoop Shoot

8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Robert Frost School, 201 Westfield St., Silverton. Girls and boys ages 8 – 13. Participants advance through the Silverton Elks Lodge contest, district, state and regionals to the 50th anniversary national finals in Chicago, Ill. Participation is free, and the Elks cover all travel costs to the state, regional and national levels. Scott May, 503-873-5696; Elks Lodge, 503-873-4567

Monday, Dec. 13

Mt. Angel School Board

6:30 p.m. Zoom. Open to public. Agenda available. Meeting ID: 876 9385 7427. Passcode: 074715. 503-845-2345,

Silver Falls School District Board

7 p.m., Zoom. Agenda available. Open to public. For login details: 503-873-5303,

Tuesday, Dec. 14

Silverton Planning Commission

7 p.m., Silverton High. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-874-2207,

Thursday, Dec. 16

Book Discussion for Adults

1 p.m. Zoom. Join Mt. Angel Public Library to discuss the holiday mystery, A Christmas Beginning by Anne Perry. Copies and Zoom link available at the library. Free. Open to all. 503-845-6401

Silver Falls Writers Group

6:30 p.m. Zoom. Writers are invited to share what they are working on and listen to see what others are writing. For additional information and Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake at 503-873-8796.

Mt. Angel Planning Commission

7 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library.
Open to public. Agenda available.

SHS Choir Performance

7 p.m., Silverton High. An evening of music that lights up the winter season. Free. 503-873-6331

Saturday, Dec. 18

Free Community Breakfast

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

Holiday Craft Market

10 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Take care of last minute holiday shopping, featuring local vendors. The event takes place in the Natural Resource Education Center, across from the Gift Shop, and is free to the public. Garden admission is not included. Seasonal refreshments available at Little Leaf Cafe. Repeats Dec. 19.

Ad Lucem 10th Concert
& Carol Sing

1p.m. St. Paul Catholic Church,1410 Pine St., Silverton, or via live stream at Featuring Alison Seeber (soprano) , Julie Tourtellotte (soprano/alto), Michelle Golan (soprano), Annie Appleton (alto), John Seeber (tenor/baritone), Andrew Seeber (guitar & vocal bass), and more!  Special cameo appearance by “The Basement Folk”, youth band. Audience invited to sing favorite traditional carols. Admission free, donations accepted.

Sunday, Dec. 19

Holiday Concert

3 p.m., YouTube. Willamette Master Chorus performs holiday music with guest choir Salem Academy Concert Choir. The chorus will give appreciation to all medical front-line workers who have and continue to care for those dealing with Covid-19. Free. YouTube channel:

Taizé Prayer

7 p.m., Benedictine Sisters’ Queen of Angels Chapel, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Open to public. 503-845-6773

Monday, Dec. 20

Silverton City Council Work Session

6 – 10 p.m., Silverton High. Open to public. Agenda available.

Tuesday, Dec. 21

Winter Solstice

Friday, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve

Saturday, Dec. 25

Christmas Day

Sunday, Dec. 26

Kwanzaa Starts

Monday, Dec. 27

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 including a focus on issues of current concern. Open to all.

Tuesday, Dec. 28

Silver Falls School District
Board Work Session

7 p.m., Zoom. Agenda available. Open to public. For login details: 503-873-5303,

Friday, Dec. 31

New Year´s Eve

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