Datebook: March 2023

March 2023 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays

Frequent Addresses

Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St.

Silverton High, 1456 Pine St., Silverton.

Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton.

Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St.

Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St.

Silverton Community Center/Council Chambers, 421 S Water St.

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. 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,

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

Free Monday Dinner, 5:30 – 7 p.m., Oak Street Church, 502 Oak St., Silverton. Indoor, sit-down dinner. To-go meals also available. All are welcome. Free. 503-873-5446, [email protected]

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. Residents in Scotts Mills/Butte Creek/Monitor areas are welcome. Food donations welcome. Niki, 503-873-5059

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. Bi-lingual storytime March 28. 503-845-6401

Indoor Playtime, 11 a.m. – noon, Mt. Angel Public Library. Ages 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, entertainment designed for music lovers and seniors. $10. Repeats Thursdays. Jon, 323-449-1183

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. 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 in K – fifth grade. Deb, 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 meeting hosted by Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Everyone welcome.

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. Drop in for 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 – Intermediate, 12:30 – 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 – 3 p.m., Silverton Arts Association. $2/week. All skill levels.

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. In-person or online at Free. Open to public. Sheila, 503-409-4498, [email protected]


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

Open Art Studio, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Silverton Arts Association. 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. 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

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. 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

Peaceful Heart Meditation, 2 – 3 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Yoga breathing, kirtan and yoga philosophy. No experience required. Everyone welcome. Refreshments served. Free. [email protected]

Wednesday, March 1

Caregiver Connection

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

Soup Supper

6 – 7 p.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36971 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Free soup supper and Lenten program. All welcome. Repeats March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5. 503-329-2153

Scotts Mills City Council

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

Thursday, March 2

Silverton Kiwanis Club

7 a.m., Main St. Bistro, 201 E Main St., Silverton. Silverton Kiwanis Club meeting. New members welcome. Repeats March 16.

Read Across America

11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by completing a book-related scavenger hunt for a prize and creating a bookmark. Free. 503-845-6401

MS Word Editing Tools

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Learn to use Word’s built-in editing features. Owning a computer is not required. Space is limited. Registration required by calling 503-845-6401.

Peace Education Program

6:30 p.m. Little Leaf Café, 111 N. Water St., Silverton. Ten-week workshop continues 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. Bring latest work for discussion, critique amongst other artists in the community. 503-873-2480,

Friday, March 3

Red Cross Blood Drive

Noon – 5 p.m., Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. Call 800-733-2767 or email [email protected] for an appointment.

Craft Day

3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Enjoy leftover crafts from this year’s storytimes. Ages 3 – 11. Free.

Book Signing

5 p.m., Books-N-Time, 210 N Water St., Silverton. Oregon author Tommy Barton will sign his four fantasy and science fiction novels. 503-874-4311

First Friday in Silverton

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

Brush Creek Playhouse – MISadventures

7 p.m., Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 NE Silverton Road, Silverton. Brush Creek presents its children and youth production of The Further MISadventures of the Seven Dwarfs. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children, students, seniors. Tickets available at Books-N-Time, 210 N Water St., Ste. B, Silverton, or at the door. Repeats 7 p.m. March 4, March 10-11; 2 p.m. March 5, March 12.

Meet the Artists

7 – 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Opening reception for March showings. Main Floor Gallery features “Everything Old is New Again” by Dena Lynn. Exhibit open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily through April 3.

Monday, March 6

Daughters of the American Revolution

10 a.m., Stayton United Methodist Church, 1450 SE Fern Ridge Road. Guest speaker is HPR Diana Maul presenting “Revolutionary Women” in celebration of Women’s History Month. All are welcome. Refreshments served. Abigail Scott Duniway chapter serves the communities of East Marion County and Santiam Canyon.

Silverton City Council

6:30 p.m., Council Chambers. Open to public. Agenda available.

Mt. Angel City Council

7 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Open to public. 503-845-9291,

Tuesday, March 7

Stories & STEAM

3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Listen to a classic story, join in a project. Age 6-12. Free. Today: Corduroy by Don Freedman. Make a Corduroy bear craft. 3/14: Harry and the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion. Step-by-step drawing class. 3/21: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. Make a yellow hat and bow. 3/28: The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone. Make origami chickens. 503-845-6401

Drawing Group

6 – 7:30 p.m., Silverton Arts Association. Bring your own materials or use some of the associations. Everyone is welcome. Repeats: March 21. 503-873-2480,

Mt. Angel American Legion 

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

Wednesday, March 8

Hodge Podge

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Choose one of three leftover craft kits from the last year: paper quilling, shell shadow box or bird feeder. Adults only. Free. 503-845-6401

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club

6:30 p.m. Zoom. Discuss Synchronicity by Jacob Gentry. Watch on Kanopy before Zoom. For additional information and Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake, Silver Falls Library, 503-873-8796

Thursday, March 9

Zenith Women’s Club

7 p.m., Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. Local women come together to discuss ways to fund, implement projects benefiting Silverton community. Anyone interested is welcome. Barbara, 801-414-3875

Adult Trivia

7 p.m., Mt. Angel Public House, 210 E Charles St. Play solo or form a team of up to five adults; win prizes. Families welcome but children must leave by 9 p.m. 503-845-6401

Friday, March 10


3 – 4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Build an original creations out of LEGOs to display in the library. All supplies provided. Free. All ages. Repeats March 31. 503-845-6401

Trivia Bee

6 p.m., Silverton First Christian Church, 402 N First St. Silverton Kiwanis wine and dessert auction. Watch trivia teams compete to win the coveted Bee trophy. Heavy appetizers with a cash bar. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at door. Purchase tickets at BST Realty, Silver Falls Library or Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Lisa, Fundraiser for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. 503-930-7793.

Saturday, March 11

Discovering the Scientist Within

8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Oregon State University. Participate in hands-on workshops and meet women scientists and engineers. Free event for girls in grade 6 – 8. Depart from Mt. Angel Public Library at 6:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required by March 3. 503-845-6401

Repair Fair & Share

11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Connecting people who need something repaired with people who can do it. Free. 503-873-8796

Sunday, March 12

Daylight Saving Begins

Remember to turn your clock one hour ahead.

Scotts Mills Historical Museum

1 – 5 p.m., 210 Grandview Ave. Open for public browsing. Free. Open by appointment by contacting Joe Plas,
503-871-9803. [email protected]

Monday, March 13

Mt. Angel School District

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

Silver Falls School District

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

Tuesday, March 14

Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m. – noon, Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield St. Guest speaker Tom O’Brien discusses “Learning About the World’s Largest Genealogy Website, FamilySearch.” Meeting also available on Zoom. Kathy, 503-508-4251,

Ukulele Play and Sing-Alongs

6 – 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. 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., Council Chambers. Open to public. 503-874-2207,

Wednesday, March 15

Lunch & Learn

11:30 a.m., Main Street Bistro, 201 E Main St., Silverton. Business professionals connect with fellow business professionals. There is no fee to attend; lunch is off the menu on your own. RSVP is encouraged to save a seat. Replaces regular Wednesday Business Group meeting. Sponsored by Silverton Chamber of Commerce.

Volunteer Orientation

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Are you a teen or adult interested in helping out at the library? Attending this event is the first stop. Call 503-845-6401 to register. Repeats March 18.

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. Every third Wednesday through June. 503-873-8796

Thursday, March 16

Book Discussion for Adults

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Discuss The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections by Eva Jurczyk. Copies available at the Circulation Desk. All welcome. 503-845-6401

Teen Advisory Board

4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Teens, ages 12 – 18, can help collaborate with the library on programs, collections, games and more. Pizza provided. 503-845-6401

Silver Falls Writers’ Group

6:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Writers share works and listen others’ writings. Ron Drake, 503-873-8796.

Mt. Angel Planning Commission

7 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Open to public. 503-845-9291,

Friday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day Movie

3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Celebrate the day with special green treats and Disney’s The Luck of the Irish on the big screen. Free. All ages. 503-845-6401

Saturday, March 18

Outdoor Work Party

9 a.m. – noon, Mt. Angel Public Library. Help get the outside of the library ready for spring: weed the flower beds, clean the courtyard, remove spider webs. Donuts, water and work gloves provided. All ages. 503-845-6401

Seedy Saturday

11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. Free seed exchange, plant sale and education opportunity to learn more about growing your own good, sustainability and self-resiliency. Families welcome. Children’s activities and prize drawings for gardening gift cards.

Monday, March 20

Spring Equinox

Tuesday, March 21

Silver Falls Book Club

6:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Discuss A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary. Everyone is welcome. Free.

Wednesday, March 22

Card Making for Adults

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Create handmade cards for Easter or to celebrate spring using the library’s rubber stamps and decorative paper. Free. 503-845-6401

Virtual Film Discussion

7 p.m. Zoom. Watch Memento on Kanopy, and join in a moderated discussion about the film. For Zoom link, call Ron Drake, 503-873-8796.

Thursday, March 23

Spring Mini-Wreath Making

5:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Prepare for Spring Equinox by making a cottage-core mini-wreath. For teens and adults. Free. 503-845-6401

Friday, March 24

Virtual Reality

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

Monday, March 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.

Wednesday, March 29

Geek Crafts

3 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Make a perler bead magnet using templates of your favorite characters from Pokémon, Disney, comic books, anime or video games. All supplies provided. Teens and adults. Free.

Thursday, March 30

Spring Break Board Games

1 – 3 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Drop in and play board games. Free. Ages 5 – 12. 503-845-6401

Teen Card Game Night

4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Enjoy a variety of card games and snacks. Ages 12 – 18. Free. 503-845-6401

Writers Group

6 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Gather and chat with a group of fellow writers. Bring up to three pages of your work to read and get feedback on. Get tips on publishing and performing your work. Teens and adults. Free.

Friday, March 31

Family Movie Night

5 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Watch Disney’s Turning Red (PG). Popcorn provided. All ages. Free. 503-845-6401


Datebook Submission Information

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