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Datebook: April 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 Wednesday & Friday.

SACA Food Pantry, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., SACA, 421 S Water St., Silverton. Repeats 4 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. – noon Thursday. 503-873-3446 

Mt. Angel Community & Senior Center Store, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 195 E Charles St. Also Tuesday – Saturday. 503-845-6998

Silverton Recovery AA, noon – 1 p.m., 302 N Water St. 7 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 areas are welcome. Food donations welcome. Niki, 503-873-5059

Silverton Senior Center Gentle Yoga, 9:30 a.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N Church St., Silverton. silvertonseniors.org

Mt. Angel Senior Meals, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Delivery only. $3 donation suggested. Also Thursday. 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

Open Studio Painters, 1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Art Center, 303 Coolidge St.. Silverton Senior Center event. silvertonseniors.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 K-5th grade. Deb Hilterbrand, 971-337-5925

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 Silverton business community hosted by Silverton Chamber of Commerce. All welcome. Silvertonchamber.org

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

Silverton Senior Center Knit Wits, 10 a.m. – noon, Silvertowne Apartment Clubhouse, 115 Mill St., No. 47, Silverton. Socialize and see other’s knitting projects. 50 and older. silvertonseniors.org

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. A Silverton Senior Center event. 50 and older. silvertonseniors.org

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

Bingo, 2 p.m., United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St., Silverton. $1/card. $2 for three cards. silvertonseniors.org

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 listening skills, speaking, thinking, evaluating. Zoom link: [email protected]

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.

Silvertones Community Singers, 10:30 a.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 Main St. Tomi, 503-873-2033

Silverton Senior Center Pinochle, noon – 4 p.m., Otto’s, 1176 S Water St., Silverton. silvertonseniors.org


Ageless Yoga, 9:00 a.m., Total Body Health Club, 1099 N First St., Silverton. Geared toward those 50 and older, but all are welcome. silvertonseniors.org

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. 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, yoga philosophy. No experience required. Everyone welcome. Free. [email protected]

Monday, April 1

April Fool’s Day

Abigail Scott DAR

10 a.m., Stayton United Methodist Church, 1450 Fern Ridge Road. Sammy Lackner speaks about Daughters of the Revolution schools. DAR meeting follows presentation. All welcome. 503-508-8246.

Mt. Angel City Council

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

Military Sexual Trauma Support Group

6 – 7:30 p.m. Zoom. For those who have served in the military, Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve members who have experienced Military Sexual Trauma. Participants welcome regardless of gender, discharge status or veteran status. Info: [email protected], 503-228-5692. Repeats April 21.

Silverton City Council

7:30 p.m., Council Chambers. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-873-5321

Tuesday, April 2

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

Wednesday, April 3

Careers Over Coffee Job Fair

11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oregon State Fairgrounds, 2330 NE 17th Ave., Salem. Meet representatives from Marion County and WorkSource Oregon. Two onsite interview seminars at 11:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. 

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 living with dementia. For Zoom invite and register, contact Julie at 503-304-3432, [email protected]

Scotts Mills City Council

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

Thursday, April 4

Silverton Kiwanis Club

Noon, Main St. Bistro, 201 E Main St., Silverton. Bi-monthly meeting of Silverton Kiwanis Club. New members welcome. Repeats April 18. silvertonkiwanis.org

Umbrella Wreath

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Create a springtime decoration out of an umbrella, ribbon, silk flowers. All supplies provided. Free. Teens & adults. 971-370-5040

Critique Night

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

Friday, April 5

Family Movie Night

4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Watch Wish (PG) on the big screen. Popcorn. All ages. Free. 971-370-5040

Kids Art Reception

6 – 8:30 p.m., Silverton Arts Association. Reception and showing of artwork from children in K-5th grade. Free. Open to public. 503-873-2480, silvertonarts.org

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. Opening reception for April’s showings. Main Floor Gallery features “Welcome to My World” by Linden, a collection of abstract paintings done in a playful, stream of conscious style. Loft Gallery features Earth Series by Michael Baggetta, artwork inspired by colors, textures, forms and compositions found in the natural world. Shows open daily 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. through April 28. 503-873-7734, lunariagallery.com

Saturday, April 6

Bunco Fundraiser

7 – 9 p.m., Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. Bunco, refreshments, prizes. 21 and older only. $15/person. Tickets at Silverton Chamber of Commerce and from Zenith Club members. Proceeds benefit community projects. Sponsored by GFWC Silverton Zenith Women’s Club.

Monday, April 8

Silverton City Council

6:30 p.m., Council Chambers. Special meeting. Open to public. 503-873-5321

Mt. Angel School District

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

Silver Falls School District

7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Open to public. 503-873-5303, silverfallsschools.org

Tuesday, April 9

Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m. – noon, Silver Falls Library. Laurel Smith, past president of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon, introduces GFO’s resources and library collections. Open to all. Membership information: Kathy Valdez, 503-508-4251

Wednesday, April 10

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club

6:30 p.m. Zoom. Discuss Gateway by Frederik Pohl. For more info and Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake at Silver Falls Library, 503-873-8796.

Thursday, April 11

Tiny Terrariums

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Learn to build terrariums with easy-to-find materials. All supplies provided. Teens & adults. 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.

Screenagers Screening

6 p.m., St. Mary’s Public School, 590 E College St., Mt. Angel. Movie about growing up in the digital age. Childcare, light snacks. Spanish subtitles with interpretation provided. Free; recommended for ages 10 and older. Hosted by Marion County Health & Human Services and Mt. Angel School District. screenagersmovie.com

Chlorination Implementation Info

7 – 9 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Oregon Health Authority has required Mt. Angel to install a treatment to maintain a disinfectant residual throughout distribution system. City staff and the city engineer will answer questions. Zoom link at ci.mt-angel.or.us. Repeats 10 a.m. April 20. 503-845-9291

LGBTQ+ Peer Support

7 – 8:30 p.m. Zoom. Peer-led mental health young adult support group for LGBTQ2SIA+ individuals ages 18-30. Free on a drop-in basis. Sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness. Visit tinyurl.com/yalgbtqgroup to register. Repeats April 25.

Friday, April 12

Teen Hangout

5 – 7 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Learn to build tiny terrariums. Pizza and water provided. Free. 971-370-5040

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. Free admission. 971-267-9364

Saturday, April 13

Book Sale

9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Silverton Country Historical Society, 428 S Water St. Shop used and vintage books. 503-873-7070

Sunday, April 14

Scotts Mills Historical Museum

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

Monday, April 15

Tax Day

Silverton City Council

6:30 p.m., Council Chambers. Work session. Open to public. 503-873-5321

Tuesday, April 16

Silver Falls Book Club

6:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Discuss Something Worth Doing by Jane Kirkpatrick. All welcome. 503-873-8796

Wednesday, April 17

Dementia Care Conversations

1 – 2 p.m. Zoom. Free group for unpaid caregivers providing support to a loved one living with dementia. Offered by Family Caregiver Support Program at NorthWest Senior and Disability Services. To register, contact group facilitator Julie Mendez at 503-304-3432 or [email protected].

Teem Retirement Celebration

5 p.m., Lou’s Kitchen, 190 E Charles St., Mt. Angel. Keith and Pepper Teem are retiring as volunteers at Mt. Angel Public Library after 50 years. No-host dinner. Reservations are required by calling the library, 971-370-5040. A reception follows at 6:30 p.m. at the library. All are welcome.

Friends of the Library

7 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Friends of the Mt. Angel Public Library annual meeting. All welcome. 971-370-5040

Thursday, April 18

Book Discussion for Adults

1 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Discuss Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Copies available at the library. Everyone welcome. 971-370-5040

Teen Advisory Board/Book Club

4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Teens (grades 6-12) help collaborate with the library on programs, collections, games. Snacks. Book Club meets for first 30 minutes to discuss Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Copies available at circulation desk. 971-370-5040

Silver Falls Writers Group

6:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Come share what you are writing and listen to others’ works. Ron, 503-873-8796

Mt. Angel Planning Commission

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

Friday, April 19

Earth Day Plant Sale

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 812 McClaine St., Silverton. Huge selection of trees, shrubs, flowers. All proceeds benefit local scholarships and community grants. Sponsored by the Elizabeth Ashley Hoke Memorial Trust. Repeats
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. April 20-21.

Lego Lab

3 – 4:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Build an original creation out of Legos to public on display. All ages. Repeats April 26. 971-370-5040

Saturday, April 20

Earth Day at the Garden

10 a.m. – 4 p.m., The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Guests of all ages are invited to grow their environmental stewardship by visiting with environmentally-conscious exhibitors, engaging in education activities and exploring the Garden. Pet-friendly. Outside food, beverages welcome. Free. Onsite parking is $10. Complimentary park and walk at Silverton Senior Center and Robert Frost Elementary. oregongarden.org

Local Authors Fair

Noon – 3 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Local authors representing a variety of genres will be on hand to talk about their books and the writing process. Authors will have their books available to sell and sign. Free. All ages. 503-873-9796

Monday, April 22

Earth Day

Wednesday, April 24

Virtual Film Discussion

7 p.m. Zoom. Watch Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms on Kanopy, then join Zoom for moderated discussion. For Zoom invite, contact Ron, 503-873-8796.

Thursday, April 25

Writers Group

6 p.m., Mt. Angel Public Library. Gather with fellow writers. Bring up to three pages of work to read and get feedback on. Teens & adults. Free. 971-370-5040

Mt. Angel Budget Hearing

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

Saturday, April 27

Scotts Mills School Auction

11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Oso Restaurant, 200 E Main St., Silverton. Come by anything during the day to eat, drink, bid on auction items, buy drawing tickets or spin the prize wheel. Oso is donating $1 for each pint or glass of wine sold. Free admission. Online bidding begins April 20 at 32auctions.com/scottsmills2024. Hosted by Scotts Mills Parent Teacher Community Club.

Silverton Cemetery Association

2 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Silverton Cemetery Association’s annual meeting. All interested persons are welcome.

Monday, April 29

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

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