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Datebook: February 2024

Frequent Addresses

Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St.

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


Low Impact Aerobics, 9:30 a.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N Church St., Silverton. Silverton Senior Center members free. Non-members $5. Repeats Wednesdays & Fridays.

SACA Food Pantry, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., SACA, 421 S Water St., Silverton. Repeats 4 – 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – noon 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 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, 7 – 8:30 p.m., 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 rural areas are welcome. Food donations welcome. Niki Barber, 503-873-5059

Mt. Angel Senior Meals, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Delivery only. $3 donation suggested. Repeats Thursdays. Ginger, 503-845-9464.

APPY Hour, noon – 1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Drop in for technical assistance for electronic devices. All ages. Free. 971-370-5040

Silverton Mainstay, 1 – 4 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Community space and activities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Repeats Thursdays. silvertonmainstay.org

Stories & STEAM, 4 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Listen to a story about the theme of the week, join in a project. Snacks. Ages 5-12. Free. 971-370-5040

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]

Growing Awareness, Nurturing Compassion, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Zoom. Secular presentation promoting mindfulness. No experience needed. Invitation for 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]

Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Singing, stories, crafts, play. Age 2 – 5 with family members. Free. 971-370-5040

Indoor Playtime, 11 a.m. – noon, Mt. Angel Public Library. Play with toys, spend time with friends. Free. 971-370-5040

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

Silver Chips Woodcarving Sessions, 1 – 3 p.m., Silverton Arts Association. All skill levels. 503-873-4512.

Line Dancing, 1 – 2 p.m. (beginners) 2 – 3 p.m. (advanced), Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N Church St., Silverton. . 50 and older.

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

Italian Conversations, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Come practice your Italian. All levels welcome. 503-873-8796

The Daniel Plan, 6:30 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship. Wellness program. Info at scf.tv/danielplan. Sheila, 503-409-4498


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

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


Toastmaster Club, 7:30 a.m., Zoom. Increase listening skills, speaking, thinking, 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

LEGO Lab, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. All ages. 503-845-6401


Mt. Angel Model Railroad, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., The Depot, 90 W College St., Mt. Angel. Lionel (O-gauge), HO-gauge, N-gauge model layouts on display. All ages welcome. Free. 

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

Ageless Yoga, 9:30 a.m., Total Body Health Club, 1099 N First St., Silverton. Geared toward those 50 and older, but all are welcome. A Silverton Senior Center event.

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 except Holiday weekends. silvertonfarmersmarket.com

Creciendo juntos/Growing Together Storytime, 1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. ¡Atrévete a acompañarnos aprender juntos! ¡Atreves de leyendo libros bilingües podríamos hacer lo! Después abrirá una actividad para la familia. Through bilingual books and activities, learn simple words and phrases that help us communicate and grow together. 971-370-5040

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]

Thursday, Feb. 1

Silverton Kiwanis Club

Noon, Main St. Bistro, 201 E Main St., Silverton. Bi-monthly meeting of Silverton Kiwanis Club. New members welcome. Repeats Feb. 15. silvertonkiwanis.org

Critique Night

7 – 8:30 p.m., Silverton Arts Association. Bring your latest work for discussion, critique with other artists. 503-873-2480, silvertonarts.org

Yums Around the World

6:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Was January’s smoke paprika new to you? Bring a copy of any recipes you discovered along with an optional sample. Nibble on snacks from Spain and be the first to receive February’s spice kit – Rosemary. Tasting is not recommended for people with allergies. Free. Teens and adults. 971-370-5040

Mary Poppins the Musical

7 p.m., Chesterton Academy of the Willamette Valley, 900 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Students perform the musical, “Mary Poppins.” Tickets for tonight’s preview are $8. Tickets for all other showings are $15 adults, $8 children age 5-17. Please, no children under 5. Repeats 7 p.m. Feb. 2-3; 2 p.m. Feb. 4. Tickets are available at chestertonwv.com/events, at the school office or at the door.

Friday, Feb. 2

Groundhog Day


1 – 10 p.m., Mt. Angel Festhalle, 500 NE Wilco Hwy. A Mt. Angel Celebration of German Sausage. Live music, entertainment. Local craft brews, wines. Food, craft vendors. Face painting, balloon artistry. Volkswalks for all ages. Tickets, good for all three days, are $10 for those 21 and older. Children under 21 are free. Repeats 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Feb. 3; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Feb. 4. For complete list of activities, visit mtangelvolksfest.com.

Lego Lab

3 – 4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Build an original creation to be displayed in the library. All supplies provided. Free. All ages. Repeats Feb. 9 & 23. 971-370-5040

First Friday in Silverton

7 – 9 p.m. Explore the 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. Opening reception for February showings. Main Floor Gallery features “Adore? Adorn!,” a collection of garments, jewelry, accessories, cards and other gifts. Loft Gallery features artwork by visiting artist Fred Hartson. Showings can be viewed 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily through Feb. 26. 503-873-7734, lunariagallery.com

Monday, Feb. 5

Abigail Scott DAR

10 a.m., Stayton United Methodist Church, 1450 SE Fern Ridge Road. Guest speaker is Kimberli Fitzgerald, historic preservation officer and city archaeologist for the City of Salem. Daughters of American Revolution meeting follows presentation. All welcome. 503-508-8246

Silverton City Council

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

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Drawing Group

6 – 7:30 p.m., Silverton Arts Association. Bring your own materials or some of the associations. Everyone is welcome. Repeats Feb. 20. 503-873-2480, silvertonarts.org

Mt. Angel American Legion 

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

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Scotts Mills City Council

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

Thursday, Feb. 8

Recycled Book Heart

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Measure and fold pages in an old book to create a beautiful heart inset. All supplies provided. Repeats at 6 p.m. Teens and adults. 971-370-5040

Silverton Zenith Women’s Club

7 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship. Local women discuss ways to fund, implement projects to benefit Silverton community. Anyone interested is welcome. Social starts at 6:30 p.m. Barbara, 801-414-3875

Friday, Feb. 9

Red Cross Blood Drive

Noon – 5 p.m., Silverton First Baptist Church, 229 Westfield St. Blood and power red donations. Appointments at redcrossblood.org

Teen Hangout

5 – 7 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Make friendship bracelets to wear or exchange for International Friendship Month. Light snacks provided. Grades 6-12. Free. 971-370-5040

The Next Friday

5 – 8 p.m., Mt. Angel. Businesses in Mt. Angel stay open with extra vendors, goodies, information, sales and more. [email protected]

All-Ages Game Night

6 – 9 p.m., Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. Bring your favorite games. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All ages welcome. Free admission. 971-267-9364, [email protected]

Sunday, Feb. 11

Brown House Tour

Noon – 2 p.m., Brown House Event Center, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Tour the historic Charles and Martha Brown House and the traveling exhibition, “Oregon 150 Years of Statehood: 150 Million Years in the Making.” $5/person. Children under 18 are free. For a special reserved guided tour, call 503-769-8860. The traveling exhibition can also be viewed 1 – 4 p.m. Feb. 14 and noon – 2 p.m. Feb. 24. cmbrownhouse.org

Monday, Feb. 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, 1456 Pine St. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-873-5303, silverfallsschools.org

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m., Silver Falls Library. David Duncan presents “24,000 DNA Matches: Now What?” Please note location change. Membership: Kathy Valdez, 503-508-4251. ancestrydetectives.org

Ukulele Play and Sing-Alongs

6 – 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. First 30 minutes is beginner’s ukulele lesson followed by play and sing-along time for all skill levels. Everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Music provided. Bring ukulele. Free. 503-873-8796

Silverton Planning Commission

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

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club

6:30 p.m. Zoom. Discuss The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Free. For Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake at Silver Falls Library, 503-873-8796

Thursday, Feb. 15

Book Discussion for Adults

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Discuss The Maid by Nita Prose. Copies available at the library. All adults welcome. Free. 971-370-5040

Red Cross Blood Drive

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

Silver Falls Writers Group

6:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Come share what you are writing and listen to others works. Free, Ron Drake,

Mt. Angel Planning Commission

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

Friday, Feb. 16

Family Movie Night

4 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Enjoy The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (PG) while eating fresh, hot popcorn. All ages. Free. 971-370-5040

Saturday, Feb. 17

Silverton First Citizen Night

6 – 9 p.m., Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Night of dinner and celebration of volunteers and community supporters. Tickets, $45, available at silvertonchamber.org or at the Chamber office, 426 S Water St., Silverton.

Monday, Feb. 19

President’s Day

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Affordable Housing Task Force

6:30 p.m., Silverton Council Chambers. Open to public. 503-874-2207, silverton.us.or

Silver Falls Book Club

6:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Discuss The Maid by Nita Prose. Everyone welcome. 503-873-8796

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Mt. Angel Library Advisory Board

6:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Help advise, recommend and advocate for the library. Any interested community member is welcome to attend. 971-370-5040

Thursday, Feb. 22

Pillar Candle Decorating

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Decorate a pillar candle using Sharpie markers and waxed paper. All supplies provided. Free. Teens and adults. Repeats at 6 p.m. 971-370-5040

Still Life Painting

6:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Ann Altman helps painters to focus on the creation of a still life painting. Items provided as subject matter. All materials provided. All levels of experience are welcome. Sign-ups required by calling 503-873-8796.

Monday, Feb. 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 including a focus on issues of current concern. Open to all. 503-873-5307

Silverton Council Work Session

6:30 p.m., Silverton Council Chambers. Open to public. 503-874-2207, silverton.us.or

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Silverton Planning Commission

6:30 p.m., Silverton Council Chambers. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-874-2207, silverton.us.or

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Virtual Film Discussion

7 p.m. Zoom. Watch The Great Dictator, available on Kanopy, and then join the Zoom meeting for a moderated discussion. For Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake at Silver Falls Library, 503-873-8796.

Thursday, Feb. 29

Teen Advisory Board/Book Club

4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Teens help collaborate with the library on programs, collections, games and more. Snacks provided. Book Club meets for the first 30 minutes to discuss Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P Dobbs. 971-370-5040

Writers Group

6 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Gather and chat with fellow writers. Bring up to three pages of your work to read and get feedback. Adults and teens. Free. 971-370-5040


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