Expand search form

Datebook: December 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


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

Silverton Meals on Wheels, 11:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Dine in or delivery available. $3 donation suggested. Monday – Friday. RSVP to Carol, 503-873-6906.

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

Poker, noon, Silverton Senior Center.

Silverton Recovery AA, noon – 1 p.m., 302 N Water St. Seven days a week.

Peaceful Heart Kitan Meditation, 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center.

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

Boy Scouts Troop 485, St. Edward’s Catholic Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Scoutmaster Dave Tacker,
760-644-3147, [email protected]


Silver Angels Foot Care, 8:30 – 2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Appointments required. Repeats Wed. 503-201-6461

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

Simple Qigong, 8:45 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. $8/session after first free class. Repeats Thursday.

Community Helpers Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Age 2 – 5.  Participate in songs, activities, stories with a special guest reader. 503-845-6401

Indoor Playtime, 11 a.m. – noon, Mt. Angel Public Library. Age 2 – 5. 503-845-6401

Tune Tours, 2 – 5 p.m., Mt. Angel Theater & Stu.dio, 220 E Charles St. Live music, entertainment designed for music lovers and seniors; all are welcome. $10. In association with Abiqua Studios & Tune Tours. Repeats Thurs. Jon, 323-449-1183

Stories & STEAM, Mt. Angel Public Library. 12/6: Christmas ornament. 12/13: Snowman sock. 12/20: Bath bombs. 12/27: New Year’s glasses. Free. Ages 6 – 12. 503-845-6401

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. Zoom. Repeats 10 a.m. Saturdays. For Zoom link, call Barbara K, 503-269-0952.

Cub Scout Pack 485, 6:30 p.m., St. Edward’s Catholic Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Boys and girls in kindergarten – fifth grade. Deb Hilterbrand, 971-337-5925, [email protected]

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


Silverton Business Group, 8 a.m., Silver Falls Brewery, 207 Jersey St., Silverton. Networking meeting of the Silverton business community hosted by Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Everyone welcome. silvertonchamber.org

Quilters Group, 9 a.m. – noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second Ave., Silverton. [email protected]

Knit Wits, 10 a.m. – noon, Silverton Senior Center. Open to knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, quilters. 

APPY Hour, noon – 1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Technical assistance for electronic devices. All ages. Free. 503-845-6401

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

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. $2 a week. All levels. 503-873-4512.

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

Bingo, 2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center.


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

Yoga, 9 a.m., Silver Creek Fellowship. Open to all. Sheila, 503-409-4498


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

Silvertones Community Singers, 10:30 a.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 Main St., Silverton. Anyone who loves to sing is welcome. Tomi, 503-873-2033

“Sew What” Quilting Group, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center.

Tune Tours, 7 – 9 p.m., Mt. Angel Theater & Stu.dio, 220 E Charles St. Live music and entertainment specifically designed for music lovers and seniors, but all are welcome. $10. In association with Abiqua Studios & Tune Tours. Jon, 323-449-1183


After-Season Indoor Market, 10 a.m. – noon, Silverton Friends Church, 229 Eureka Ave. Local produce, eggs, meats, artisan crafts. Free admission.

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


Boy Scout Christmas Trees

Boy Scout Troop 485 is selling Christmas trees through Dec. 18. The lot is at N First Street next to Roth’s car wash. Trees are available 24/7 for purchase through the honor system or Boy Scouts will man the lot 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the weekends. Prices vary. Scoutmaster Dave Tacker, 760-644-3147, [email protected]

Thursday, Dec. 1

Silverton Kiwanis Club

7 a.m., Main St. Bistro, 201 E Main St., Silverton. Bi-monthly meeting of Silverton Kiwanis Club. New members welcome. Repeats Dec. 15. 

Cybersecurity Basics

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Learn how to be safe online with accounts/passwords, overview of frauds/scams. Free. All ages. Registration required by calling 503-845-6401. 

Teen Crafts

5 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Make a hot chocolate bomb. Snacks provided. Free. Grade 6 and up. 503-845-6401

Silverton Christmas Market

5 – 9 p.m., Oregon Garden Resort, 895 W Main St., Silverton. Explore the authentic German Christmas Market for gifts from artisan vendors and imported German nutcrackers, smokers and ornaments. Visit Santa, enjoy live music, cozy up to a wood-burning fire pit. Take a ride down the snowless tubing hill. Biergarten presented by Western Beverage. No tickets available at the door. All admission and snowless tubing tickets must be purchased online in advance. Ticket sales end at 3 p.m. daily. Vendors are cashless; bring a debit or credit card for purchases. Tickets available at silvertonchristmasmarket.com. Runs through Jan. 1. Closed Dec. 24-25.

Friday, Dec. 2


3 – 4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Build an original creations out of LEGOs to display in the library. Free. All ages. Repeats Dec. 16. 503-845-6401

Children’s Lantern Parade

4 – 6 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. Children decorate a lantern and parade down Fiske Street at 6:15 p.m. to the annual tree lighting. 503-508-2898

Silverton Tree Lighting

6 – 7:30 p.m., Town Square Park. Santa lights Silverton’s community Christmas tree. Music, hot chocolate. Santa visits follow at Silverton United Methodist Church.

A Holiday Tradition

6 – 8 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Meet Santa. Make ornaments. View the Nativity display. Church Lady Fudge sale benefitting Snack Sacks for Silverton Area Community Aid.

First Friday in Silverton

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

Saturday, Dec. 3

Santa Mouse Bazaar

9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Silverton Hight. Handmade crafts, holiday gifts, silent auction, baked goods. Supports Basic Skills Classroom. Free admission. 503-873–6331

Holiday Bazaar

10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Shop for holiday gifts. Chili lunch served 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., $5. Benefits Silverton Senior Center. 502-873-3093

Santa and Corn dogs

11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oak Street Church, 502 Oak St., Silverton. Free family event. Pictures with Santa. Children’s Christmas crafts, cake walk. Corn dogs, cookies, hot chocolate. 503-873-5446, [email protected]

Brush Creek Open Auditions

11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 NE Silverton Road, Silverton. Audition for a role in the 2023 children & production of The Further MISAdventures of the Seven Dwarfs. Open to actors 18 and younger. Repeats 2 p.m. Dec. 4. 503-508-3682

Monday, Dec. 5

Daughters of American Revolution

10 a.m., Stayton United Methodist Church, 1450 SE Fern Ridge Road. To celebrate the holiday DAR-style, Abby’s Girls will “Make Good Cheer and Be Right Merry” with festive treats, beverages, stories of the season. Open to anyone interested in learning about DAR. Linda, 503-689-6991

Silverton City Council

7 p.m., Silverton High. Open to public. 503-873-5321, silverton.or.us

Tuesday, Dec. 6

Mt. Angel American Legion

6:30 p.m., Mt. Angel American Legion Post #89, 740 E College St. All veterans welcome. 503-845-6119

Wednesday, Dec. 7

Craft for Adults

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Create a Moravian star made out of holiday cards. All supplies provided. Adults. 503-845-6401

STEM Girls

3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Explore feathers, flights and features that make birds unique. Every session includes hands-on activities and active research. Snacks provided. Free. 503-845-6401

Scotts Mills City Council

7 p.m., Scotts Mills City Hall, 265 Fourth St. Open to public. 503-873-5435

Thursday, Dec. 8

Red Cross Blood Drive

1 – 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N Church St., Silverton. Appointments needed by visiting redcrossblood.org.

Virtual Reality

3 – 6 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Book time slot to experience a virtual reality program. A signed release must be on record. Teens & adults. Free. RSVP: 503-845-6401

Zenith Women’s Club

7 p.m., Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. Local women discuss ways to fund, implement projects benefiting Silverton community. Open to all. Social begins at 6:30 p.m. Barbara, 801-414-3875

Saturday, Dec. 10

Silverton Leaf Drop Off

9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Silverton City Shops, 830 McClaine St. Bring bagged leaves. Leaves must be dumped into bins and bags disposed of. Leaves only; no commercial leaf debris accepted. Free for Silverton residents. 502-874-2206, silverton.or.us/leafcollection

Holiday Festival at Silver Falls

10 a.m. – 4 p.m., South Falls Lodge, Silver Falls State Park, 2004 Silver Falls Hwy., Sublimity. Make a wreath, gingerbread house, cards and ornaments. Storytelling, live music. $5 per vehicle day use fee. Repeats Dec. 11. Friendsofsilverfalls.net

Snow Cakes with Santa

10 a.m. – noon, Palace Theater, 200 N Water St., Silverton. Santa, crafts, breakfast with pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee. $15/person or $45/family of 4. Kids scholarships available. Text: 503-729-1211. Call:

Silverton Community Christmas Fest

1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. Crafts, goodies. Music by Silverton High’s band. Special performances by Silverton Ballet. Pictures with Santa. Christmas tree contest. Silent auction. Open to all. Sponsored by Elizabeth Hoke Memorial Trust. Jan,

Holiday Concert

3 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Holiday concert presented by Silverton Friends of Music. Free. All welcome.

Monday, Dec. 12

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

Silver Falls School District

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

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Ukulele Play and Sing-Alongs

6 – 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library.. Gather to play and sing with ukuleles. Free. All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Music is provided. 503-873-8796

Silverton Planning Commission

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-874-2207, silverton.us.or

Wednesday, Dec. 14


3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Explore feathers, flights and features that make birds unique. Every session includes hands-on activities and active research. Snacks provided. Free. 503-845-6401

Thursday, Dec. 15

Book Club for Adults

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Gather to discuss Run by Ann Patchett. Copies available at the library. Adults. Free. 503-845-6401

Christmas Wrap Party

1 – 4 p.m., Hoffer’s Hospitality House, Mt. Angel. Bring your own gifts to wrap. Children are welcome, but children ages 5-9 need to be accompanied by a parent or sibling 14 years of age or older. Supplies and space provided. Space is limited. Signups required by emailing [email protected]. Repeats 5 – 8 p.m. Free.

Santa at the Library

6 – 7 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Get a photo with Santa in front of the library’s fireplace, decorate cookies, enjoy hot cocoa, make an ornament, play reindeer games. Free. All ages. 503-845-6401

Silver Falls Writers’ Group

6:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Writers share what they have been working on and listen to see what others are writing. Ron Drake, 503-873-8796.

Mt. Angel Planning Commission

7 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-845-9291

Saturday, Dec. 17

Holiday Bazaar

10 a.m. – 8 p.m., The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Holiday market featuring local artisans, seasonal refreshments, holiday crafts, festive live entertainment and visits with Santa. Tickets are $8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 age 13-17, $2 age 5-12. Children 4 and under are free. Repeats Dec. 18. Visit oregongarden.org for tickets and more information.

Family Gingerbread House Decorating

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Bring the family to listen to a gingerbread story and create a gingerbread house. All supplies provided. Registration required by calling 503-845-6401

Scotts Mills Holiday

6 – 9 p.m., Scotts Mills City Park, 330 First St. Chili dinner, refreshments by donation. Santa & Mrs. Claus meet & greet. Drawings. Games, music, entertainment. Children 0 – 17 receives a gift. Unwrapped gifts, donations can be dropped off at City Hall. 

Sunday, Dec. 18

Hanukkah Starts

Silverton Grange Holiday Party

1 – 3 p.m., Silverton Grange, 201 NE Division St. Come see the new renovations and celebrate the partnership with Community Roots School. Refreshments provided. [email protected]

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. 19

Scotts Mill Tree Lighting

6 p.m., Scotts Mill City Park, 330 First St. Dinner available for a donation. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to help ring in the holiday season.

Silverton City Council Work Session

7 p.m., Silverton High. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-873-5321, silverton.or.us

Thursday, Dec. 22

Paint Night

5 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Follow along step-by-step and learn how to paint a winter scene. Teens and adults. Registration required by calling 503-845-6401.

Friday, Dec. 23

Red Cross Blood Drive

Noon – 5 p.m., Safeway, 301 Westfield, Silverton. Appointments needed by visiting redcrossblood.org.

Saturday, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve

Candlelight Carol Sing A Long

4:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second Ave., Silverton. All welcome. [email protected]

Sunday, Dec. 25

Christmas Day

Monday, Dec. 26

Kwanzaa Starts

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. 503-873-5307

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Drop-in Crafts

1 – 4 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Create masterpieces with all the odds and ends left over throughout the year. All ages. Free. 503-845-6401

Retiring Joyfully Workshop

5:30 p.m., 301 E Main St., Silverton. Get more clarity and purpose to retirement. Free. Contact [email protected].

Scotts Mills Historical Society

7 p.m., Scotts Mills Museum, 210 Grandview Ave. Open to public. Joe, 503-871-9803

Thursday, Dec. 29

Movie Marathon 

11:15 a.m. – 7 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Watch all four Home Alone movies and enjoy hot popcorn. Stay all day or just drop in. 11:15 a.m.: Home Alone. 1:15 p.m.: Home Alone 2. 3:15 p.m.: Home Alone 3. 5:15 p.m.: Home Alone 4. 503-845-6401

Saturday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve


Submission Information

To get your events and fundraisers published in Our Town, send your releases – including date, time, location, activity, cost, contact information – to [email protected]. Or drop them off at 401 Oak St., Silverton.

Previous Article

Kidnapping plea deal includes treatment

Next Article

Election 2022: Kelly congratulates fellow Scotts Mills candidates

You might be interested in …

See for yourself: Silver Falls State Park hosts demonstrations of pioneer skills

The history of the area that is now Silver Falls State Park will be celebrated July 8 and 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the South Falls Historic District at the Historic Silver Falls Days. On Saturday, there will be Model T and Model A antique cars; demonstrations of antique logging tools; flint knapping; spinning wheel demonstrations; families participating […]

Brush Creek Playhouse looking for volunteers

The Brush Creek Players is an all-volunteer theater group working together to present quality plays to the greater Silverton, Salem and Mount Angel communities. It is a nonprofit organization that offers a wide variety of productions, including well-known plays, original works, teen/young adult and children/youth shows. This one room schoolhouse theater has been cared for and loved by many over the […]

‘We have to get it right’ – Silverton High School’s new principal

By Brenna Wiegand Though Hawaii born and raised, the pandemic spurred Sione Thompson to move to the mainland and become Silverton High School’s new principal. “I have a lot of family on the West Coast,” Thompson said. “I also have four children: two in grade school, one in high school and another in college. Dawn and I agreed that we […]