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Datebook: February 2023

Frequent Addresses

Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St.

Silverton High, 1456 Pine St., Silverton

Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St.

Weekly Events


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

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,

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

Free Monday Dinner, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Oak Street Church, 502 Oak St., Silverton. Indoor dinner. All welcome. Free. 503-873-5446, [email protected]

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

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


Scotts Mills Food Boxes, 9 – 11 a.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Food donations welcome. Niki, 503-873-5059

Simple Qigong, 9:45 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield St. $8/session after first free class. 10-class ticket $70. Adults only. Repeats Thursday.

Community Helpers Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Age 2 – 5.  Songs, activities, stories. Bi-lingual storytime Feb. 28. 503-845-6401

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

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

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,

Cub Scout Pack 485, 6:30 p.m., St. Edward’s Catholic Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Boys and girls K – 5th grade. Deb Hilterbrand, 971-337-5925, [email protected]

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


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

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

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.

Silver Chips Woodcarving Sessions, 1 – 3 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. $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. Lifestyle program based on Biblical principals and the five essentials of Faith, Food, Focus, Fitness and Friends. In-person or online at scf.tv/daniel.plan. Free. Open to public. Sheila, 503-409-4498, [email protected]


Yoga, 9 a.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Open to all. Sheila, 503-409-4498

Open Art Studio, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge. 503-873-2480

TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly), 6 p.m., United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St., Silverton. Weight loss with support, encouragement. First meeting free. Monthly dues $4. All welcome. David, 503-501-9824


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

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

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


Open Art Studio, 9 a.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge. 503-873-2480

After-Season Indoor Market, 10 a.m. – noon, Silverton Friends Church, 229 Eureka Ave. Free admission.

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


Much thanks

The Mt. Angel American Legion Post #89 would like to thank community members who are depositing unserviceable flags in its Retirement Flag Drop Box. Flags can be dropped off in the drop box at 740 E College St., Mt. Angel. 503-845-6119

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Recycled Book Heart

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Create a folded heart in a recycled book. Adults. Free. 503-845-6401

Caregiver Connection

1 – 2 p.m., Zoom. Free educational support group for unpaid family caregivers caring for a loved one 60 years of age or older, or caring for a person with dementia. For Zoom invite and register: 503-304-3432.

Scotts Mills City Council

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

Thursday, Feb. 2

Groundhog Day

Silverton Kiwanis Club

7 a.m., Main St. Bistro, 201 E Main St., Silverton. New members welcome. Repeats Feb. 16. 

MS Word Formatting

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Learn how to format and align text, apply bullets or numbers and adjust spacing in a Word document. Free. Space is limited. Registration necessary: 503-845-6401

Mt. Angel American Legion 

6:30 p.m., Legion Hall, 740 E College St., Mt. Angel. All veterans welcome. Masks optional. Jim, 503-845-6119

I’m Super Curious

6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Celebrate the opening of the I’m Super Curious exhibit with hands-on bilingual science exhibits. Refreshments. Family-friendly. Free. Exhibit runs through April 7. 503-845-6401

Long Distance Hiking

6:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Triple Crown hiker Charles Spradlin shares stories and adventures. Questions welcome. Free. Open to all. 503-873-8796

Peace Education Program

6:30 p.m. Little Leaf Café, 111 N. Water St., Silverton. Ten-week workshop every Thursday, with facilitated sessions based on influential video series. Topics include joy, contentment, courage. Non-religious, non-political. Free. 503-873-8215

Critique Night

7 – 8:30 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. Bring latest work for discussion and critique amongst other artists in the community. 503-873-2480, silvertonarts.org

Friday, Feb. 3


11 a.m. – midnight, Mt. Angel Festhalle, 500 NE Wilco Hwy. A celebration of German sausage. Includes live music, entertainment, local craft brews and wine, food and craft vendors, Volkswalks for all ages. Tickets $10; free for anyone under 21. Seniors 65 and older are $5. Repeats 11 a.m. – midnight Feb. 4, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Feb. 5. Full schedule of events is online at mtangelvolksfest.com.

First Friday in Silverton

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

Lunaria First Friday

7 – 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Meet the artists’ opening reception. Main floor gallery presents “Ancient Passages,” featuring paintings by Lori Rodrigues and jewelry by Chelsea Goin. Loft gallery is “Balance,” mixed media landscapes by Michelle Purvis. Free. Open to public. 503-873-7734

Saturday, Feb. 4

Stout & Ale Fest

2 – 10 p.m., Oregon Garden Grand Hall, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Enjoy beverages from 13 different breweries. Vendors. Tickets include a mug and 10 taster tickets. $15 pre-sale at silverfallsbrewery.com. $20 at door. Benefits the Jason Franz Grant Fund.


2:30 – 4:30 p.m., Silverton Grange,
201 Division St. Christ the King Anglican Church, Willamette Valley presents a 13-week Christian support to those struggling with the loss of a friend or family member. The seminar is free; $15 donation for the workbook is welcome but not required. To sign-up, call the Rev. June Smith, 325-234-5014.

Monday, Feb. 6

Daughters of American Revolution

10 a.m., Stayton United Methodist Church, 1450 SE Fern Ridge Road. Guest speaker Martha Burrell, presents “Caples House and Newell Pioneer Village: Oregon’s own DAR historic properties and museums.” All welcome for this Abigail Scott Duniway Chapter meeting. Refreshments served.

Silverton City Council

6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, 421 S Water St., Silverton. Open to public. 503-873-5321, silverton.or.us

Mt. Angel City Council

7 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Open to public. 503-845-9291, ci.mt-angel.or.us

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Stories & STEAM

3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Listen to a story about the theme of the week, join in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Art project. Today: Button making. Feb. 13: Valentine’s Day party. Feb. 21: Learn about your own, unique fingerprints. Feb. 28: Paint sun catchers. Age 6 – 12. Free. 503-845-6401

Drawing Group

6 – 7:30 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. Bring own materials or use some of the associations. Everyone welcome. Repeats: Feb. 21. 503-873-2480, silvertonarts.org

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club

6:30 p.m. Zoom. Discuss The Power by Naomi Alderman. For Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake, Silver Falls Library, 503-873-8796

Thursday, Feb. 9

Sensory Playtime

10:30 a.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Babies and toddlers age 0 – 3 with caregiver can enjoy appropriate, hands-on activities to help explore the senses. Free. 503-845-6401

Teen Advisory Board

4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. All teens can help collaborate on programs, collections, games. Snacks. 503-845-6401

Zenith Women’s Club

7 p.m., Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. Women discuss ways to fund, implement projects benefiting Silverton community. Everyone. Barbara, 801-414-3875

Friday, Feb. 10


3 – 4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Build an original creations out of LEGOs. Free. All ages. Repeats Feb. 24. 503-845-6401

Grange Pop-up Sale

5 – 7 p.m., Silverton Grange, 201 NE Division St. Silverton Food Co-op pop-up sale. Healthy, sustainable food grown locally. silvertonfood.coop

Saturday, Feb. 11

Family Movie

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Watch Disney’s Soul and enjoy hot popcorn. Free. 503-845-6401

Monday, Feb. 13

Mt. Angel School District

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

Silver Falls School District

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

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day

Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m. – noon, Silverton Senior Center. Rhonda McClure speaks on “Going Offline: Researching at Libraries, Archives and Other Repositories.” Meeting also available on Zoom. Kathy, 503-508-4251, ancestrydetectives.org

Dementia Care Conversations

3 – 4 p.m. Zoom. Free group for unpaid caregivers providing support to a loved one living with dementia. To request a referral to the group, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Connection at
503-304-3420. Repeats Feb. 28.

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 provided. 503-873-8796

Silverton Planning Commission

7 p.m., Council Chamber, 421 S Water St. Open to public. silverton.us.or

SAA Board Meeting

7 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. Silverton Arts Association Board meeting. Open to all.
503-873-2480, silvertonarts.org

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Advisory Board Meeting

6:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. The library’s Advisory Board advises, recommends, advocates for the library. Open to public. 503-845-6401

French & Spanish Conversation

6:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Practice French/Spanish with retired world language teacher Christmas Carroll. 30 minutes of French, 30 minutes of Spanish. 503-873-8796

Thursday, Feb. 16

Red Cross Blood Drive

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

Book Discussion for Adults

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Library. Discuss The Outlander by Gil Adamson. 503-845-6401

Origami Star Jams

4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Write wishes, affirmations, thoughts of gratitude, then make origami stars to keep in a positivity jar. Teens, adults. Free. 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. 503-845-9291, ci.mt-angel.or.us

Friday, Feb. 17

Favorite Poem Project 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Share a poem your grandmother loved, or a meaningful poem. Part of Silverton Poetry Festival. 

Virtual Reality

3 – 5 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Book a 30-minute time slot to experience a virtual reality program. Signed release must be on record. Age 13 and older. Free. RSVP: 503-845-6401

Talking Poets

5:30 – 7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Featured poets, Clemens Starck and Lisa Gerlits, will give a reading followed by an interactive discussion of each poet’s work. Part of Silverton Poetry Festival.

Saturday, Feb. 18

Harp Workshop

Noon, Silver Falls Library. Hands-on harp workshop with Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter for ages 12 and older. Reservations required: 503-873-8796.

Harp Concert

3 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Concert featuring Celtic harps, rare instruments and wondrous stories. Open to public. Free. 503-873-8796

Featured Poet Reading

4 – 6 p.m., Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House, 869 W Main St. Short readings of poetry by John Brehm. Refreshments served. Free. Donations welcome. Part of Silverton Poetry Festival.

Spaghetti Dinner & Dance

5 – 8 p.m., Scotts Mill Grange Hall, 299 Fourth St. Enjoy freshly-made spaghetti dinner. Entertainment by local musician Michael Husser’s band. $15 adults, $5 12 and under, $30 families. Proceeds benefit a scholarship fund for Silverton High students from Scotts Mills School.

Monday, Feb. 20

President’s Day

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

6 – 7 p.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36971 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Enjoy a free pancake dinner. Open to all. 503-329-2154

Affordable Housing Task Force

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

Silver Falls Book Club

6:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Discuss Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Everyone welcome. Free. 503-873-8796

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Card Making

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Create handmade cards for St. Patrick’s Day or to celebrate Spring. Free. Adults. 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].

Virtual Film Discussion

7 p.m. Zoom. Watch Force Majeure on Kanopy, and join in a moderated discussion about the movie. Zoom link: 503-873-8796

Scotts Mills Historical Society

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

Thursday, Feb. 23

Keyboard & Mouse Basics

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Learn to use computer keyboard and mouse. Space limited. Registration required. 503-845-6401

Ash Wednesday Service

6 p.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36971 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Open to all. 503-329-2153

Candy Sushi

6 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Make cute and yummy Candy Sushi. Age 12 – 18. Free. 503-845-6401

Writing Workshop

6 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Local author Donna Hues facilitates workshop to explore the fundamentals of writing. Bring up to three pages of writing and receive feedback. Teens, adults. Free. 503-845-6401

Saturday, Feb. 25

First Citizen Night

6 p.m., The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Celebration of the volunteers and community supporters of Silverton. Dessert buffet. Tickets are $25, and are available on the Silverton Chamber of Commerce website or at its office, 426 S Water St. 503-873-5615

Sunday, Feb. 26

Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. – noon, Scotts Mill Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Pancake breakfast.
$5 per person. scottsmills.org

Monday, Feb. 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. Open to all. 503-873-5307

Silverton Work Session

6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, 421 S Water St., Silverton. Silverton City Council work session. Open to public. 503-873-5321, silverton.or.us

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