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what's happening - Aug. 11, 2011

THURSDAY, AUG. 11

· WEST LINN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NETWORKING - 8 to 9 a.m. Pets First! 1921 Kilkenny Road, Lake Oswego. Coffee and breakfast treats and drawings. www.dianespetsfirst.com

· OREGON CONNECTIONS ACADEMY INFORMATION SESSION - 6:30 p.m. West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way. Online program and individualized approach to home-based public education for grades K-12.

· DEADLINE TO RESERVE FOR COMMUNITY FORESTRY DAY - Event will take place 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 13 at Hopkins Demonstration Forest, 16750 S. Brockway Road, Beavercreek. Public invited to volunteer; lunch provided. Reserve at Clackamas County OSU Extension Service, 503-655-8631.

· EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS (EDA) - 8 to 9 p.m. West Linn Lutheran Church, 20390 Willamette Drive, Room 203. New meeting begins tonight and will meet each second and fourth Thursday. Info: http://www.meetup.com/EDA-Bulimia-Support-Group-aka-H-E-A-L-T-H-Class/

FRIDAY, AUG. 12

· LAKE OSWEGO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NETWORKING - 8 to 9 a.m. Parklane Mattress, 15387 Bangy Road. Refreshments provided. Visitors always welcome.

· GAME CLUB FOR KIDS WITH ASPERGER'S SYNDROME - 6:30 to 10 p.m. West Linn Lutheran Church, 20390 Willamette Drive. Free, but donations welcome. www.gameclubonline.com or Michelle, 5403-656-6026.

SATURDAY, AUG. 13

· SECOND SATURDAY NON-NATIVE PLANT REMOVAL - 9 a.m. to noon. Mary S Young Park, 19900 Highway 43, West Linn. Meet at main picnic shelter. 503-803-0678.

· STEWARDSHIP SATURDAYS - 9 a.m. to noon. Tryon Creek Natural Area, 11321 Terwilliger Blvd. Second Saturday ivy pull. Ages 16 and younger must be accompanied by adult. Gloves and light snack provided. 503-636-4398.

· FIRE FIT KIDS -9 to 10 a.m. Westlake Park. Kids ages 5 to 18 can work out with a firefighter. Registration form and permission slip on www.lakeoswegoparks.org.

· LEAGUE OF WEST LINN NEIGHBORHOODS - 10 a.m. to noon at Willamette Fire Station meeting room. Agenda includes updates on solar project, trails, parking for library, Walmart and Open Space and Park lands designation.

SUNDAY, AUG. 14

· BUILDING PONDS AND WATERFALLS - 10 a.m. Hughes Water Gardens, 25289 S.W. Stafford Road, Tualatin. 503-638-1709. Free class to learn how to design and construct natural rock water features using flexible liner.

· UPLANDS NEIGHBORHOOD ANNUAL POTLUCK PICNIC - 3 to 5 p.m. at Uplands Elementary. Bring blankets, chairs, plates and utensils and a potluck dish to share, and a dessert for the dessert competition if you wish to enter the contest. Beverages and water supplied.

MONDAY, AUG. 15

· RIVERGROVE WATER DISTRICT BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING - 7:30 a.m. 17661 Pilkington Road. Monthly meeting.

· MONDAY VOLUNTEER GROUP - 8:30 a.m. to noon. Meet at tool shed in gravel parking lot at Mary S Young Park, West Linn. Invasive species removal. Bring your own work gloves. Tools provided. Lorie, 503-803-0678.

· COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER USERS GROUP - 9:30 a.m. Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Ave. Questions and answers with Bob Guyan. Wally Helm and Mark Matson offer computer help. Coffee social at 9 a.m.

· JOB SEEKERS SUPPORT GROUP - 4 to 6 p.m. Marylhurst University, Baxter Hall. Lynn, 503-699-6271.

· LAKE OSWEGO TOASTMASTERS - 6:30 to 8 p.m. 17377 S.W. Boones Ferry Road #200. Guests should arrive at 6:15 p.m. Website: www.lakeoswegotoastmasters.com.

TUESDAY, AUG. 16

· LO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the chamber office, free. Call for information 503-636-3634.

· SCRABBLE CLUB - 6:45 p.m. Lakewood Center, 368 S. State St. Meets every Tuesday. Info: Ruth Hamilton, 503-675-7663 or visit www.portlandscrabble.org

· WEST LINN/OREGON CITY CHESS CLUB - 7 to 10 p.m. Meets every Tuesday in the basement of Pioneer Adult Community Center, 615 Fifth St., Oregon City. Brian, 503-744-0997.

· TURNINGPOINTS FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN ABUSED BY SPOUSE, PARTNER OR BOYFRIEND - Two hours once a week, sponsored by Clackamas County for women ages 18 and older. 503-654-2288 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17

· ROTARY CLUB OF WEST LINN- Noon. West Linn Lutheran Church, 20390 Willamette Drive. Meets every Wednesday. Lunch, prepared by B and B Bar B Que, available for $15. Info: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

· STAFFORD ADULT CHOIR - 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Stafford Boutique Retirement Community, 1200 Overlook Drive. Choir directed by Donna Kagan. Refreshments served following practice. Call Rita to register: 503-496-3729.

· WEST LINN FARMERS MARKET - 5 to 8 p.m. Old Willamette at Willamette Falls Drive. Continues each Wednesday through Aug. 24.

THURSDAY, AUG 18

· WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT PROJECT - 3 to 5:30 p.m. 14-week course begins today for women who have been emotionally or physically abused. Free and open to all women in Clackamas County. Info: Patricia, 503-655-8776 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

· WEST LINN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS AFTER HOURS - 5 to 6:30 p.m. Lil' Cooperstown Pub and Grill, 1817 Willamette Falls Drive.

· LOS BILINGUES TOASTMASTERS - 6:30 p.m. Legacy Meridian Park Tualatin Hospital Education Center. Practice/improve your Spanish and leadership skills. Every Thursday. Visitors free. www.losbilingues.com.

· MARYLHURST TOASTMASTERS - 6:30 p.m. Baxter Hall, Marylhurst University. Open to all. Meets each Thursday. Info: http://www.marylhursttoastmasters.org/

· WEST LINN RIVERVIEW LIONS CLUB - 6:30 p.m. West Linn Adult Community Center, Rosemont Road. Meeting and dinner. Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays. 503-657-8290.

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