Marylhurst hosts poetry reading

Clark Commons at Marylhurst University will be the location of a Midsummer Poetry Reading July 25 at 7 p.m.

Local authors Paulann Petersen and Judith Montgomery will read from their latest books in the Willow Room.

Petersen, a Sellwood resident, is the author of 'A Bride of Narrow Escape,' ' The Wild Awake' and 'Blood Silk.'

Montgomery is the author of 'Red Jess' and 'Passion.' A longtime Portland resident, she is now poet-in-residence at Central Oregon Community College in Bend.

The reading is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for signing.

For more information call 503-699-6313 or visit

WL's Ryan to present journal

West Linn floral designer Anne Ryan, with photographer Kristie Coia, will present her first photo journal, 'Design on a Lime - Flowers With a Twist,' at a book release party from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Jimmy Maks, 221 N.W. 10th Ave.

The book, available July 26, combines ravishing photographs of unique floral designs with Ryan's account of balancing a home-based business with family life.

For information, visit

Riverkeepers to mark 10 years

A 10th anniversary event, celebrating Willamette Riverkeepers, will take place Sunday, July 30, at Oaks Amusement Park, 7100 S. E. Oaks Park Way.

From 9 to 11 a.m. a cloverleaf boat race will occur, followed by food, raffle, free canoeing, presentations, park rides and family activities. Suggested picnic donation is from $10 to $15. To RSVP, call 503-223-6418.

Race registration info may be found at

Teens to wash dogs for library

The annual dog wash at the West Linn Library will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, with a suggested donation of $5 to $10.

Part of the fun of this fundraiser to benefit teen services at the library is to see who gets the wettest and soapiest - the dogs or the teens.

Enthusiastic kids turn out every year to help raise funds to support their programs.

The library is located at 1595 Burns St., in West Linn

For more information, call the library at 503-656-7853.

Summer pass free for military

The Historic Oregon City Summer Pass is free to all active duty military personnel who present a current military ID.

The pass includes admission, a $9 value, to the End of the Oregon City Interpretive Center, Museum of the Oregon Territory and the Stevens Crawford Heritage House, in addition to discounts for several area attractions.

The pass is good through Labor Day and is available for purchase at any of the three main sites.

For hours of operation and information, visit the Web site

Clackamas Heritage Partners decided to offer this incentive to U.S. service men and women in recognition of their significant contributions to our nation.

Theatre holds try-outs

IMAGO Theatre is casting equity and non-equity actors, male and female ages 30 to 60, in a fall production of Edward Albee's 'The Lady from Dubuque.' Auditions are by appointment only, starting at 6 p.m. on July 25, 26 and 27.

To schedule an audition, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rehearsal will take place Aug. 14 through Sept. 15; time of day to be determined by casting. There will be no rehearsals Aug. 26 through Sept. 3. The performances are set for Sept. 21 through Oct. 22, Thursday through Sunday evenings.

When three couples engage in a party game of '20 Questions,' it is discovered that the host is terminally ill. At the end of act one, after the mounting tension drives the guests out, the husband carries his ill wife to bed. A glamorous older woman and her black companion invade the apartment. Soon, all of the guests return to try and answer the question: Who is this 'Lady from Dubuque'?

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