Datebook – May 2021

May 2021 Posted in Uncategorized

Datebook Submission Information

Get your events and fundraisers published in Our Town. If your ongoing event was canceled because of COVID-19 and is starting up again, please send a new listing. If you are meeting by Zoom or virtually, send those, too. Send your releases to [email protected] Or drop them off at 401 Oak St., Silverton.


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. Volunteers needed. 503-845-6998

Mt. Angel Food Pantry, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Mt. Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. Repeats Wednesday.

Silverton Senior Meals, 11:30 a.m. Delivery only. $3 donation suggested. Monday – Friday. For delivery, call Carol, 503-873-6906.

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


Community Helpers Family Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Zoom. Join Mt. Angel Public Library librarian and a special guest for storytime, accompanying backpack. Age 2 – 6. For Zoom link, call 503-845-6401. Recordings posted at

SACA Food Pantry, 4 – 7 p.m., SACA, 421 S Water St., Silverton. 503-873-3446,

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Virtual Zoom meeting. Repeats 10 a.m. Saturdays. For Zoom link, call Barbara K, 503-269-0952.


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

Mission of Hope Food Pantry, 2 – 4 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 Industry Way, Silverton. 503-873-7353

Daniel Plan Journey Video Series, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship Church, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. In-person or online at Free. Open to public. Sheila, 503-409-4498


Zooming Hummingbirds Storytime, 11:30 a.m. Zoom. In collaboration with Silver Falls Library District, storytime with songs, finger plays, accompanying Itty Bitty Book Club backpack. Age 0 – 4. For Zoom link, call
503-845-6401, 503-873-7633.

Mediation & Shared Dialog, 7 – 8:30 p.m. All spiritual traditions welcome. Request invitation for virtual gathering by emailing [email protected]


Silverton Country Historical Society, 1 – 4 p.m., 428 S Water St., Silverton. Free admission. Repeats Sundays. 503-873-7070, [email protected]


Mt. Angel Public Library

Mt. Angel Public Library is open 11 a.m. –
5 p.m. Tuesday – Friday. Services include curbside hold pickup, browsing and computer use by appointment, book bundles for children, personalized shelf shopper, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. STEAM packets for grades 1 – 5 are distributed May 11 & 25. Teen Take & Makes for middle and high schoolers are distributed May 11. May Storywalk is the bi-lingual How Big Were Dinosaurs?/¿Qué tan grande eran los dinosaurios? by Lita Judge. Storywalk starts at the library´s front door. Follow the Dinosaur Sidewalk Obstacle Course to stomp ad roar.

Silverton Free Meals

Silver Falls School District offers no-cost meal service from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Mondays at all Silver Falls School District schools with food service. Meals for the rest of the week, Tuesday – Friday, are available from noon to 1 p.m. at Silverton High in the Grant Street turnaround on the east side of the school. All children ages 1- 18 are eligible.

Mt. Angel Free Meals

Mt. Angel School District offers free grab n go meals for children 1 – 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday – Friday at St. Mary’s Public School, 590 E College St., Mt. Angel . Meal delivery available by registering at 

Saturday, May 1

May Day

Leave a paper basket or cone with spring flowers and sweets anonymously on someone’s doorstep. This tradition was popular through the 19th and 20th centuries, especially with children or sweethearts. The custom is to knock on the door, yell “May basket!,” and 


Shelter Silverton’s Rummage Sale

10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sheltering Silverton, 812 McClaine St. Find new treasures and support a local nonprofit organization.

Oregon Crafters Market

11 a.m. – 6 p.m., 215 N Water St., Silverton. Local crafters and artists, live music, food and spirits. Entertainment is provided by Curtis Salgado and Alan Hager at 1 p.m. and Syco Billy´s String Band from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Repeats noon – 5 p.m. May 2 with entertainment from 2:30 – 5 p.m. by SandLynn.

Scotts Mills School Auction

11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Ratchet Brewing, 990 N First St., Silverton. All are invited to come by anytime to eat, drink, bid on auction items, buy drawing tickets, spin the prize wheel. Ratchet Brewery donates $1 from each pint sold. 503-873-4394

World Labyrinth Day

1 p.m., Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Celebrate World Labryinth Day and take steps for peace. A brief explanation of the Peace Walk on the labyrinth is at 12:45 p.m. Free. To register, call Sister Beyer, 503-845-2556.

Sunday, May 2

Puzzle Exchange

1 – 3 p.m., Mt. Angel Mercantile B&B, 495 E College St. New and used puzzles. Bring a puzzle and exchange it for a new-to-you one. Email: [email protected]

Willamette Master Chorus Concert

3 p.m. YouTube. Willamette Master Chorus Spring concert. Link at Also May 16.

Monday, May 3

Silverton City Council

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. Open to public. Also on Zoom. For login information, call 503-873-5321.

Mt. Angel City Council

7 p.m., Zoom. Open to public. Meeting link on the city’s website:

Tuesday, May 4

Oregon´s Dino-Story

Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 Church St. Interactive museum exhibit and hands-on activities at the library. Call 503-845-6401 to book a family time. Free. Runs through May 14.

Caregiver Connection

2 – 3:30 p.m., Zoom. For caregivers 60 or older or caregivers 55 or older caring for an adult 18 years or older living with a disability. To join, visit

Wednesday, May 5

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. In the United States, the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.

Virtual Trivia Night

7 p.m. Zoom. Test your knowledge on a variety of topics. For information and Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake, 503-873-8796.
Repeats May 19.

Scotts Mills City Council

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

Thursday, May 6

Virtual Short Story Group

7 p.m. Zoom. Short story discussion group. Discuss A Curious Experience by Mark Twain. For information and Zoom invite, contact Ron Drake, 503-873-8796. 

Friday, May 7

Crazy Daze

10 a.m. – 7 p.m., downtown Silverton. City-wide bargains, sidewalk sales, crazy activities. Music, shopping. Repeats 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. May 8, noon – 5 p.m. May 9.

Hanging Basket Sale

2 – 4 p.m., Mt. Angel American Legion Hall, 740 E College St. Baskets are $35. Sponsored by American Legion Post 89 Ladies Auxiliary.

Sunday, May 9

Mother´s Day

In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.

Monday, May 10

Mt. Angel School District

6:30 p.m. Zoom. Open to public. Meeting link available at

Silver Falls School District

7 p.m. Zoom. Open to public. Meeting link at  503-873-5303

Tuesday, May 11

Ancesty Detectives

10 a.m., Zoom. Dave Duncan leads discussion on using tax records for genealogical research. Contact David Stewart at [email protected] for details.

Red Cross Blood Drive

11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. For an appointment, contact Carolyn at [email protected] or 541-619-7878.

Silverton Planning Commission

7 p.m. Zoom. Open to public.
Agenda available. For meeting login, call 503-874-2207.

Saturday, May 15

Drive-Thru Breakfast

7:30 – 9:30 a.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36971 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Drive thru for a free breakfast. Open to all. 503-829-5061

Silverton Pet Parade

10 a.m. Silverton (County risk level permitting). Pets and their owners dressed in outrageous and fanciful costumes take part. All types of pets welcome. Children without pets are encouraged to dress in costume. No registration or fee to participate. Participants line up by category beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the staging area on Coolidge and Apple streets. Parade travels down Coolidge Street, along Main Street to First Street and ending at the old Eugene Field School site. Parade will be streamed live online. See for more information. 

Dinos in the Park

11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Humbert Park, 400 Humpert St., Mt. Angel. Explore the history of dinos in Oregon, discover what makes a dino a dino, examine dinosaur fossils and more through hands-on exhibits, activities, take-home packets, prizes and a dino-snack. Free. Sponsored by Mt. Angel Public Library, Museum of Natural and Cultural History and STEM Week/Remake Learning Days of Oregon.

Book Talk

9:30 a.m. Zoom. The Great Influenza by John Barry. Open to all. Free. Contact Sr. Dorothy Jean Beyer to join. 503-845-2556, [email protected]

Monday, May 17

Tax Day

Tax Day is the day on which individual income tax returns are due to be submitted to the federal government. This year’s returns must be postmarked no later
than May 17.

Tuesday, May 18

Silver Falls Library Book Club

7 p.m. Zoom. Discuss The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. Everyone welcome. For information and Zoom invite, call 503-873-8796. 

Wednesday, May 19

Mt. Angel Library Advisory Board

6:30 p.m. Zoom. Public welcome. Visit for Zoom link. 503-845-6401

Thursday, May 20

Silver Falls Library Writers Group

7 p.m. Zoom. Share what you are working on or just listen in to see what others are writing. For iZoom invite, contact Ron Drake, 503-873-8796.

Adult Book Discussion Group

1 p.m. Zoom. Gather to discuss the memoir of a young teacher in the Alaskan wilderness, Tisha as told to Robert Specht. Copies and Zoom link available at the library. 503-845-6401.

Wednesday, May 26

Red Cross Blood Drive

1 – 6 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Appointments needed by visiting

Virtual Film Discussion

7 p.m. Zoom. Watch a film on Kanopy and join Silver Falls Library for a moderated discussion. For more information and Zoom invite, call Ron Drake, 503-873-8796.

Thursday, May 27

Online Civics Workshop

7 – 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Take a look at the Constitution´s creation and structural limitations, trace major changes to its interpretation and develop a perspective that helps evaluate its meaning more thoughtfully. Space is limited; registration is required. Register at or call 503-873-8796.

Monday, May 31

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Memorial Day Service 

9:30 a.m., Calvary Cemetery, Mount Angel. Patriotic and liturgical music, mass, placement of memorial wreath, reading of names of fallen, honor guard. All welcome. Bring your own lawn chairs. In case of rain service will take place at St. Mary Church.

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