Theater group provides Shakespeare outdoors

A West Linn High School alumnus, William Steele, has formed Oregon Adventure Theatre, an actor’s ensemble, which specializes in performing Shakespeare outdoors.

Performances are scheduled for Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at West Linn High School auditorium, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at Wilsonville High School auditorium, Oct. 20 beginning at 7 p.m. and going over night at Milo McIver State Park. A final performance is scheduled for Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Reed College, again audience members should bring a chair.

The performances are free and donations are gladly accepted.

For more information, visit

Viewing of ‘Patriocracy’ scheduled for Oct. 18

The Clackamas County League of Women Voters and the Wilsonville Public Library are sponsoring a screening of “Patriocracy,” a nonpartisan film described as “a voice of reason in the age of polarization” by Washington Post.

The film drills down and illustrates the forces that drive a wedge into the middle ground of America and the solutions required to move forward.

The screening will take place at the Wilsonville library on Oct. 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Andrea Erickson at 503-570-1593.

Whoo will help count Tryon Creek’s owls?

The Friends of Tryon Creek will kick off the second annual Owl Citizen Science Project with a lunch and informational session on Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Participants in this year’s monitoring effort will attempt to discover where Tryon’s owl species are nesting from December through April.

The Owl Citizen Science Project is an opportunity to better understand the owls of Tryon Creek and increase knowledge of these creatures.

Last year, Friends Education Director Matthew Collins led 19 participants on seven outings at Tryon Creek from November 2011 through February 2012. Their mission: To locate and study the owls that call Tryon Creek home.

Collins conceived of the Owl Citizen Science Project as a way to provide people with a chance to learn about scientific monitoring techniques, interact with the park at night, impart intimate knowledge of resident and visiting owls, and inspire a stronger sense of connection to the natural world in general and Tryon Creek in particular.

“People typically visit the park during the day so they don’t experience the wonders of the natural world at night,” said Collins. “The Owl Citizen Science Project addresses that by providing a great opportunity to connect closely to Tryon Creek’s nocturnal life, particularly owls.”

Those interested in participating can visit for more information.

Learn about growing up Jewish in Inquisition Spain

David Gitlitz and Linda Davidson will read from their books, “A Drizzle of Honey” and “The Lost Minyan,” on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Oregon Jewish Museum, 1953 NW Kearney St. in Portland.

“A Drizzle of Honey” focuses on the culinary culture of Spain’s crypto-Jews and “The Lost Minyan” is a collection of stories profiling crypto-Jewish families in Spain and Mexico. Both books address issues of assimilation and cultural retention. Cost is $5; OJM members are admitted free of charge.

Attend Dr. McLoughlin’s beer tasting, soiree

Join the founder of Oregon City, Dr. John McLoughlin for an evening of microbrewed beer tasting, a silent auction, light refreshments, live music and a raffle on Nov. 9 at the Ainsworth House, 19130 Lot Whitcomb Dr. in Oregon City. Tickets to the event are $30, which includes a raffle ticket and souvenir glass. Proceeds benefit the heritage sites and programs supported by the McLoughlin Memorial Association, including the Rose Farm Museum and the McLoughlin House Museum. For tickets and more information call 503-656-5146.

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